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C of I student has life-changing experience in South Africa

On a July day in Johannesburg, South Africa, College of Idaho senior Pragna Naidoo watched as a deathly ill woman walked through the doors of the family practice of Dr. Edmund Foster. The woman could hardly walk. As she sat down, her arms shook trying to hold herself up. She was clinging to life with every ounce of strength she had.

Dr. Foster went over and started feeling specific parts of her body while asking questions. He blatantly told the woman that she had HIV and would die in two months if she didn’t go to a clinic to get help.

Whittenberger Planetarium to host September show

As the Autumnal Equinox is almost here The Whittenberger Planetarium is gearing up to host the September public planetarium show at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21. Planetarium goers will learn the meaning of the equinoxes and solstices, the circumstances that bring them about, and an overview of the constellations, planets, and moon we can see in the September sky. Tickets are $2.50 for children ages 4-17 and $5 for adults. 

C of I’s Mike Safford honored by NAIA

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced today that Mike Safford Jr., longtime College of Idaho Director of Athletic Communications, is the recipient of the 2016 Clarence “Ike” Pearson Award.

Rosenthal Gallery hosts new art exhibition

As you walk into the Rosenthal Gallery of Art, your ears are greeted by the metallic repetition of a clock-like click, clack, click, clack. The background noise of semis idling and the soft exhale of air brakes being released accompany the mechanical metronome.

On a wall, a video projector shows a pumpjack dipping its head to the earth like a chicken pecking seed.

Gone campin: Freshmen enjoy Wilderness Experience

Click here to watch a video of the trip.

Click here to view photos from the trip.

Summer camp. A beloved pastime of youth spent smelling dry pines, splashing in lakes and rivers, and meeting new faces that soon became old friends. During brisk nights, the moon and stars would shine like crystals as stories were exchanged around the campfire.

C of I honored by ‘U.S. News & World Report’

National recognition for The College of Idaho continues to accumulate as the new school year gets under way. The C of I has once again been named one of America’s top academic institutions, this time by U.S. News & World Report.

The 2016 “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” rankings, released today by U.S. News & World Report, put the Caldwell private college at No. 169. The annual rankings are based upon graduation rate, class size, alumni giving percentage and other key indicators of academic quality.

Dayley, students update Southeast Asia textbook

The professors who are more than talking heads at the front of the classroom—those who take time to work individually with their students—are the ones that make a personal impact on an education. For College of Idaho political economy professor Dr. Robert Dayley, that professor was Dr. Clark Neher, his mentor at Northern Illinois University.

While earning his Ph.D., Dayley helped Neher research the first edition of the textbook Southeast Asia in the New International Era.  Today, Dayley continues the tradition with his own students at the C of I.

C of I set for Homecoming 2015: Curtains Up!

The College of Idaho is set to celebrate Homecoming weekend, happening Sept. 17-20 on the C of I campus in Caldwell. This year’s festivities will spotlight the fine arts, and a full slate of events is scheduled for alumni and families of all ages to enjoy.

Click here to view a full schedule of events or here to register for Homecoming online.

Cradle of Life: Tales from an Egyptologist

With towering pyramids and temples surrounded by dry Saharan sands serving as a backdrop, College of Idaho Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History Egyptologist Jan Summers Duffy spent a month in Egypt this summer excavating the land of pharaohs. Here is her firsthand account of life as an Egyptologist:

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.