Construction at the Cruzen-Murray Library is now heading into Month 17! We’re making a lot of really great progress on the new library, and as usual, we’ve been getting great video of the construction process! Check out this timelapse of all the work that got done over July 2017 here!
The long, hot summer is coming to an end on The College of Idaho’s campus. In a matter of days, new students from all over the world will pour into the Morrison Quadrangle, ready to take their first steps as the Class of 2021. But before they get to work in the classroom, the first-year students will enjoy the traditional festivities of Welcome Week.
After years of planning and partnership between both students and the administration, The College of Idaho will begin its new smoke-free policy starting this fall, eliminating tobacco usage completely from its campus.
In an effort to improve the health of the campus at large, the College has worked toward the elimination of tobacco use on campus for several years, taking small steps in policy to reduce overall tobacco usage before its removal from campus altogether, including cigarettes, vaping and smokeless tobacco.
On August 19th, the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History will team up with the Idaho Botanical Garden to give the public a chance to renew their “Certificate in Bugology” with Bug Day, their annual “entomological extravaganza” for the whole family.
“Seeing the people who attend Bug Day every year and watching them learn something new about insects is always something I enjoy the most year after year,” said Museum Director Bill Clark. “It is a great way to expose the public to the Museum as well as to insects.”
Service in the Boy Scouts of America is in the blood of Rick Williams ’74. Rick’s grandfather, former C of I acting president L.A. Williams, was a scoutmaster in Caldwell and a recipient of the prestigious Silver Beaver award for his positive impact on Idaho youth. Rick’s father, a fellow graduate of The College of Idaho, served as the president of the C of I National Alumni Board and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, just as many other men in the Williams family have done.
In our newest episode of “Charlotte’s Webcast,” hear more from our president, Dr. Charlotte Borst about some of our most exciting recent stories, from successful philanthropy to unique undergraduate research! Click here for more!
Among the many festivities that will take place during The College of Idaho’s 2017 Homecoming events will be an opportunity to celebrate the excellence of several deserving alumni with the Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration on September 14, 2017.
The College of Idaho finds itself on the national stage once again with its inclusion in The Princeton Review’s 2018 edition of The Best 382 Colleges, an honor given only to the top 15 percent of America’s four-year colleges.
It started with an inside joke the set of “The Water Engine,” The College of Idaho’s 2017 spring play. Between intense scenes of mystery and blackmail, four of the play’s actors crafted an ambitious idea for their own show: “Johnny Danger and the Nazis.”
“It’s like a rock musical, but it has a ridiculous budget and we can’t do it right now,” said John Wicks ’17. “But working together after college is something that we knew we wanted to do.”
On August 21, 2017, Idaho will be in the path of a total solar eclipse — and The College of Idaho is ready to get people excited about this rare event this August at the Whittenberger Planetarium.
The Planetarium will host several shows this August, including two on Aug. 10, one on Aug. 11 and two on Aug. 15. Each show is designed to help educate and prepare the public for the coming eclipse, offering an in-depth look at the science behind the eclipse, the status of the night sky during the eclipse and safe ways to view it.