While a senior in high school, College of Idaho graduate Aliza Auces ’16 juggled the usual schoolwork and a job. But in her free time, she spent every minute beside her beloved grandfather in the hospital—especially during his final two weeks. The man, who emigrated from Mexico to Caldwell, Idaho, was a source of support, inspiration, and wisdom in her life.
When Auces told him she wanted to be a doctor, at the age of seven, he kindly gave advice to guide that goal.
Alumni News & Notes:Erick Thomson ’05 was elected the new prosecuting attorney for Gem County. A native of Emmett (the Gem County seat), Thomson has worked as deputy prosecuting attorney since 2013 and will step into his new position in January. As the top county attorney, Thomson will represent all criminal cases in the county.
Those are just a couple of phrases C of I biology Professor Luke Daniels is practicing as he prepares to travel to Indonesia next month. Daniels, who was awarded a U.S. Fulbright Senior Scholar Teaching Award, will spend a semester teaching cell biology and computational biology at Gadjah Mada University in the city of Yogyakarta.
“I’ve always enjoyed traveling to see different places and different cultures,” Daniels said. “But, I’ve never lived abroad for this long.”
College of Idaho students and professors made the trek to Spokane, Wash., this November to showcase student research from a variety of scientific disciplines at the 25th Annual Murdock College Science Research Conference. The conference focuses on sharing and advancing new knowledge in the natural sciences created or discovered through collaborative faculty-student research.
And for some Yotes, it was their first time presenting.
“I was excited, but also nervous,” said junior math-physics major Natasha Dacic.
It’s that time of year again. No, we’re not talking about Christmas—unless the notion of the Yotes taking to the hardwood for the 2016-17 basketball season feels like Christmas to you. And with the nationally ranked Yotes off to a hot start, it just might!
ALAS. The letters stand for the Association of Latino Americano Students. But in reality, ALAS stands for so much more. The club is a family for Latin-American students, many of whom are first-generation college students. It also offers a support system for students to talk about problems, ask each other for help, or just have fun—all very important as they navigate college life and integrate into the C of I community.
On a cool October morning, College of Idaho Speech and Debate Director Kyle Cheesewright, senior Cody Johnson and freshman Kyle Durbin emptied their pockets and passed through metal detectors as they entered the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. Once inside, they were kindly escorted into Maximum Security.
No, they hadn’t committed a crime—they were taking part in the 6th Annual Oregon State Penitentiary Capital Toastmaster’s Debate Tournament.
The College of Idaho Ski and Snowboard Team, in conjunction with the Bogus Basin Ski Club and Bogus Basin Recreation Association, welcomes fans to kick off ski season at a Warren Miller Film Festival in downtown Boise.
Alumni News & Notes: Camrin Braun ’11 has been awarded a Steven Berkley Marine Conservation Fellowship. Braun is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Joint Program in Oceanography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His research broadly focuses on how large pelagic fishes interact with oceanographic features and what that means for species’ behavior and ecology. This requires accurate data on individual fish movements, which are difficult to acquire with traditional light-based geolocation techniques.