The College of Idaho has been named one of America’s Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges by "Kiplinger’s Personal Finance." The annual report, released Oct. 24, features 200 schools that combine outstanding academics and great economic value. The C of I was included because of its high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, excellent student-to-faculty ratio, on-campus resources and overall value. The full list of schools can be found at www.kiplinger.com.
The College of Idaho is offering four service-learning opportunities this school year through Campus Ministries’ Potter’s Clay program. Campus Ministries will lead experiences in Mexico, Haiti, Ecuador and Caldwell.
“The purpose of service learning is two-fold,” said C of I campus minister Phil Rogers. “It’s an opportunity for students to make a difference in the world, but it’s also a very powerful thing to take part in. We’ve had more than 500 students participate in Potter’s Clay programs in the past 15 years. For many, it has been a life-altering experience.”
With its date moved back to coincide with the Nov. 8 C of I/NNU rivalry basketball game, Homecoming 2012 will be the latest in College of Idaho history.
Alumni relations director Sally Skinner ’78 also is hoping to make it the greatest. With a “Bringing Back the Pack” theme and a week full of events aimed at attracting more alumni, more students and more fun, Skinner hopes Homecoming will indeed bring more Coyotes back to campus than ever before.
The College of Idaho Board of Trustees added three members during its annual fall meeting on the C of I campus in Caldwell, welcoming Jeffrey Taylor ’82, Alexander Toeldte and Laura (Roberts) Turner ’79. The board also announced Doug Brigham ’87 as vice chairman. The Honorable Candy Wagahoff Dale’79 currently chairs the Board of Trustees. The three new trustees are:
Jeffrey Taylor ’82
System vice president and CFO, St. Luke’s Health System
Mars and Mercury are the planets of interest at The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium this month. Come learn about these alien worlds and see the latest findings and images captured by NASA spacecraft during recent voyages to space during the October public show, set for 7 p.m. Oct. 17 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The show also will include a quick tour of the constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky this month.
Scott Knickerbocker, a professor of English and environmental studies at The College of Idaho, has released a new book titled "Ecopoetics: The Language of Nature, the Nature of Language."The book explores how poets not usually considered nature poets express humanity’s relationship with nature. Published by University of Massachusetts Press, the book is available for $26.95 on the UMass website.
The College of Idaho has 1,059 students enrolled for the 2012-2013 school year, an increase of just under 2 percent from last year’s enrollment, according to the official tenth-day figures released by the institutional research department today, Sept. 26. This year’s enrollment is the highest in the history of the Caldwell liberal arts college, topping the previous high of 1,055 students in 2010-2011.
The College of Idaho is set to host the first lecture of the recently established Carter-Chalker Lectureship on Faith and Contemporary Issues as “Through Many Windows: A Colloquium on Religion” comes to the C of I campus in Caldwell. The colloquium will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in Langroise Auditorium, shortly after C of I President Marv Henberg gives his annual “State of the College” address. Admission is free and open to the public.
The College of Idaho’s campus food service provider, Bon Appétit, is set to host its eighth annual Eat Local Food Challenge on Sept. 25 inside Simplot Dining Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. This year’s event is titled the Eat Local (Fish) Challenge in honor of Bon Appétit’s year-long focus on local and sustainable fish.
The College of Idaho will host a guest speaker as part of the Treasure Valley Psychology Lecture Series for the second consecutive year when University of Illinois professor Art Kramer presents “Take a Hike: Physical Activity, Cognition and Brain Function” at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, inside Langroise Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The lecture is free and open to the public.