College of Idaho senior Lorraine Barreras is set for the release of her debut novel today, Feb. 28. The book, titled Archipelago, is a young adult fantasy novel published by Boise-based Fantastic Journeys Publishing. It is available for $15 through Amazon and $2.99 for Nook and Kindle eBook versions. Barreras also plans to have copies available at the College Store on campus and other local vendors within a month. For more information, or to purchase a copy, visit www.archipelagobook.net.
A group of College of Idaho students led by Professor Katie Devine recently attended the Rocky Mountain section meeting of the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in Salt Lake City. The conference included colleges and universities from throughout the Intermountain West – including the nearby University of Utah and BYU – but the C of I had the largest student group of any school in attendance with nine participants.
The College of Idaho’s speech and debate team has a new coach and a host of new faces this year, but the Howling Yotes continue to hum along as one of the top collegiate programs in the Pacific Northwest.
Most recently, the Howling Yotes completed a busy winter term, competing at the Mile High Swing tournaments at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City as well as the Scheller Invitational at Pacific University in Portland, Ore.
The College of Idaho congratulates the 198 students who made the Fall 2013 Dean’s List. To receive Dean's List recognition, a student must complete at least nine graded credits and achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the semester. Nearly 20 percent of the College’s total enrollment made the Dean’s List. Students honored are listed below by hometown:
The College of Idaho is proud to present its 2014 opera production The Magic Flute, a popular opera written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and directed by C of I senior Jordan Bowman. There will be three performances of The Magic Flute inside Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell: a 7:30 p.m. opening show Jan. 24 and 2 p.m. matinees Jan. 25 and 26. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students (C of I students get in free), with all proceeds supporting the C of I opera program.
The College of Idaho has always had a strong relationship with Caldwell. Service is a particularly important component of the College’s ties to the local community, and the campus capitalized on a big opportunity to serve Nov. 23 as Campus Ministries held its annual Rake Up Caldwell event.
“We are surrounded by a fantastic community that supports us to further our education and reach our goals” said C of I junior and Rake Up Caldwell supervisor Jocelyn Allen. “I think it is so key that we as students are given opportunities to give back to the community we live in.”
The College of Idaho has published its fall 2013 issue of Quest magazine, which is in mailboxes now. The issue has a theme of “Leadership,” honoring the College’s longstanding tradition of educating leaders in many fields including politics, education, law, service and athletics.
The College of Idaho’s vibrant international student community will showcase a wide variety of music, dance and artistic performances during the annual Cultural Show on Dec. 4. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell.
The College of Idaho brought home two awards from the National Model United Nations Conference held Oct. 25-27 in Washington, D.C. The C of I team, representing the West African nation of Togo, was named an “Honorable Mention Delegation,” an award that placed the C of I in the top 25 percent of all participating delegations and continued a string of five consecutive award-winning national conferences for the team. Model UN delegations are awarded for successfully advocating their country’s positions, leading other delegations in negotiations, and properly using the rules of procedure.