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C of I alum releases newest novel, Flashmob

What is it like to enter the mind of a mind-reader? How do you challenge someone who can have the whole world’s thoughts at their fingertips? This is the reality for College of Idaho alum Chris Farnsworth ’93 as he prepares to release his newest novel, Flashmob, which will be available on June 27, 2017.

Student Philanthropy Council awards $12,800 to local organizations

The College of Idaho’s Student Philanthropy Council is doing its part to support making a difference in their local communities, awarding $12,800 in grant funding between 13 organizations within the Treasure Valley.

In the News

  • We’re officially in the summer, Yotes, and it’s perfect weather to get yourself into a nice, air conditioned movie theater! Don’t know what to see? Don’t worry! Theatre professor Joe Golden is back with a new summer movie edition of “The Golden Minute” to help you make a decision! Check out the video here!

C of I alumna earns Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

Kristine McDivitt Tompkins ’72 has led a life full of accomplishments, from co-founding and leading outdoor clothing company Patagonia to preserving millions of acres of parklands in Argentina and Chile. This year, she will add another accomplishment as a recipient of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, one of the most prestigious prizes any philanthropist can receive.

C of I grad starts fundraiser to improve Palestine school facilities

A mere four days after The College of Idaho’s Commencement ceremony, recent mathematics-computer science graduate Ahmed Arafat ’17 returned to his homeland of Palestine, traveling to the small farming village of Kafa in the West Bank on a mission: to bring water to a place in desperate need of it. Now a month into the project, his mission has expanded toward improving the facilities of Kafa’s primary school, providing necessary basic amenities for the school’s 300 students.

Whittenberger Planetarium offering eclipse overview this July

With a full solar eclipse scheduled to pass over Idaho on Aug. 21, The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium will hold a public show on July 14 to help provide important scientific context for the rare event.

The July 14 show will be the first in a series of public shows set to occur throughout July and August leading up to the eclipse. The show will give viewers the opportunity to receive an overview of the constellations, planets and moon that can be seen in the July skies, as well as an explanation of eclipses and how to safely and properly observe them.

Recent C of I grad shares travel tales from Indonesia

Former Student Experience Blogger and recent political science graduate David Losinski '17 decided to embark on a new adventure following Commencement, flying across the world to spend the summer learning a foreign language in Indonesia! Read below to hear what David has to say about his experiences so far! 

C of I introduces Executive Management Series

The College of Idaho’s Community Learning program will expand this year with the Executive Management Series, a new selection of courses and workshops dedicated toward developing leadership skills within local businesses, from rising young supervisors to experienced business leaders.

C of I art professor selected for art history seminar

As a graduate student, College of Idaho art professor Garth Claassen once spent a summer taking a class at Yale University, where he spent his days visiting the extensive galleries of the Yale Center for British Art. Now an art educator himself, Claassen will return to New Haven, Connecticut from July 24-28 to attend a special week-long seminar designed to provide new context to teaching European art history.

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  • It may be summer, but Dr. Howard Berger still has a lot to say in the newest episode of “The Berger Banter!" What does Dr. Berger think about “the FaceTube”? Click here to find out.

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