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Global Perspective: C of I students to study in Northern Ireland

Will Callahan sat in his physics class. The digital clock on his phone ticked, ticked, ticked silently. For the last week, he’d been constantly refreshing his email, waiting in angst for a message that could change his life.

He checked his messages once more. A new email. The one he’d been waiting for.

Greetings Mr. Will Callahan, we are honored to announce that you have been accepted as an Irish-American scholar for the 2015 fall semester….. Callahan almost punched the wall in excitement.

Purple Magic: Yotes win football home opener

Year Two of the restored College of Idaho football program followed a familiar formula—a little purple magic and a big upset victory.

Click here to check out a photo gallery from the game.

For the second year in a row, the Yotes are off to a winning start. They did it by stunning No. 13 Eastern Oregon, 40-28, in front of 5,200 delirious, purple-clad fans Saturday at Simplot Stadium in Caldwell. 

C of I to host Homecoming ‘Coyote Dash’ races

The College of Idaho, Caldwell Fine Arts and the YMCA are partnering to host a trio of races for the entire family, all during the festive atmosphere of C of I’s Homecoming celebration. The Sept. 19 races follow the “Curtains Up” Homecoming theme, with racers trying to finish the “Beat Beethoven” 5K before the end of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony (about 30 minutes). Younger children can participate in the Sonatina Scamper, a half-mile course accompanied by the Beethoven Sonatina.

C of I ranked No. 8 in the nation for value

The College of Idaho is the No. 8 school in the nation for its combination of academic quality and economic value, according to the website College Factual. The C of I earned “A” grades in the “Value for Your Money” category, ranking No. 8 nationally, No. 2 in the Rocky Mountain Region and No. 1 in Idaho.

President Borst launches ‘Charlotte’s Webcast’

Coming to you live from The College of Idaho campus, it’s the premiere of “Charlotte’s Webcast,” a new video series on the C of I YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/goyotes). In the first episode, viewers can get to know C of I President Charlotte Borst better as she talks about the latest C of I happenings and explains what it feels like to be the first woman president of the College.

C of I football set for 2015 season opener Aug. 29

The College of Idaho football team kicks off its 2015 season this Saturday, Aug. 29, as the Yotes welcome Eastern Oregon to Simplot Stadium for a 1 p.m. Frontier Conference showdown.

The game marks the beginning of Year Two for the restored C of I program, which enjoyed a successful comeback season in 2014 after a 37-year hiatus. The Coyotes won four games, posted a 3-2 record at Simplot Stadium and finished No. 2 in the NAIA for attendance at more than 4,500 fans per game.

East meets West: C of I hosts English immersion program

Many College of Idaho students go home for the summer, but that doesn’t mean the Caldwell campus has been quiet. As part of a new English Immersion program, 14 students from Beijing No.35 High School spent three weeks at the C of I, getting a taste of life in the United States. 

The program is aimed at helping the students improve their TOEFL test scores (Test of English as a Foreign Language) in order to study at American colleges and universities after high school.

C of I opens football tailgating sales

College of Idaho athletics has announced the protocol for reserving and purchasing spots in the Tailgate Zone for the 2015 Coyote Football season.

Fans who would like to renew their tailgate spots from the 2014 season are now able to do so through the online ticket platform at www.yoteathletics.com. Tailgate spots for the 2015 season will be $133 ($260 for an RV Space), including all taxes and fees for the six-game home schedule.

Need for Swede: C of I student heads to Sweden

Bright red, double-decker buses raced by in the left-hand lane. The London Eye and Big Ben stared from opposing sides over the Thames River. And below the famous clock tower, C of I student Morgan Mesias and a dozen classmates explored the British capital during a 2015 winter term study abroad experience with professors Steven Maughan and Sue Schaper.

C of I professor volunteers with ‘Ūsful’ nonprofit

You may be able to spot Dr. Marilyn Melchiorre’s car in the parking lot. It’s the one usually overflowing with glass bottles that will soon become repurposed.

When Melchiorre, a College of Idaho professor of business, isn’t in the classroom, she often can be seen helping out as a board member of local nonprofit Ūsful Glassworks. The organization, which recycles empty glass bottles into drinking glasses, wind chimes and more, also helps people get on their feet and back into the workforce by providing them a job and vocational training.

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