The College of Idaho continues to receive national recognition for its top-notch academics and superior sense of community with its inclusion in the 2018 U.S. News and Report’s Best College Rankings.
The C of I ranked at No. 168 on the report’s “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” rankings, the same ranking the College earned on 2017’s list. The rankings were determined by the U.S. News & World Report via a formula considering 15 areas related to academic excellence, including graduation rates, class sizes, and average ACT-SAT scores, among other important statistics.
The Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History will be booming this Homecoming weekend, hosting two events that equally embody its mission of service and education.
The museum will host its 10th Annual “Night at the Museum” event at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 15 in Boone Hall, celebrating the volunteers who have helped keep the museum running over the past year. The next day, the museum will host an art and film walking tour featuring the Navajo sand paintings of Luther A. Douglas, with tours running at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on September 16.
The breeze appears to be blowing in a favorable direction and the air quality has improved at Simplot Stadium in Caldwell. College of Idaho Athletic Director Reagan Rossi has continued contact with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and is confident that we will be on target to host Southern Oregon tomorrow as scheduled. Currently, the air quality is of an acceptable quality to hold the football game, and the forecast is favorable for even better air quality by the scheduled start time of 1:00 Saturday.
In 2004, an unmanned spacecraft became the first probe to enter the orbit of Saturn after a six-and-a-half year journey, where it has remained in operation ever since. Christened the Cassini-Huygens after the discoverers of Saturn’s ring divisions and its largest moon, Titan, the probe’s mission consisted of several objectives meant to gather more knowledge about the mysterious ringed planet.
Three years ago, The College of Idaho Coyotes stormed back onto the field for its first home football game since 1977. It was a program in its infancy, a team with few expectations of immediate success. Some doubted the Yotes could go toe-to-toe with the much older programs on their schedule, little more than a bye week for the opposition.
One of the highlights of Homecoming Week is the 4th Annual Treasure Valley Business Breakfast, which will feature Albertsons Chief Marketing & Merchandising Officer Shane Sampson as the keynote speaker. Slated for Friday, Sept. 15 at 8 a.m. in the Simplot Dining Hall, the event brings together C of I students with alumni and non-alumni business leaders across many industries.
On November 30, 1990, Boise philanthropist Velma Morrison pressed a button to personally sound the chimes on a new landmark for The College of Idaho’s quadrangle — the Velma Morrison Centennial Clock Tower, where students still meet and pass by on a regular basis.
Restorative justice advocate and College of Idaho alumna Molly Rowan Leach ’96 will return to campus this week to present a special Brain Food lecture on the importance of rehabilitation in criminal justice.
Leach’s lecture, “From Punishment to Restoration: How Justice & Mercy Merge and Prove a Viable Path Forward,” will begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 31 in Jewett Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, with refreshments provided.