To most students, snow days are a blessing from above. Finally, one day of mercy during a long, harsh, and cold season. With just under 9 hours of daytime and a serious lack of sunshine, winter can seem pretty bleak. Unless you’re a skier or a snowboarder who waits all year long for some powder, winters can be pretty awful. Besides snow sports, winter brings other great activities such as de-frosting your car for 2 hours and experiencing pure dread when you start slipping on ice whilst holding a hot coffee.
To gain first-hand experience as an undergraduate in the sciences, you perform research. For business and marketing, you intern with a company. And for political economy or pre-law? You take part in The College of Idaho’s Mock Supreme Court.
Baptist minister, Civil Rights leader and social activist all define Martin Luther King Jr. Through nonviolent methods of protest, Dr. King used the power of words and love to fight for justice and leave an indelible mark on the world.
As the nation prepares to honor him this upcoming Monday, The College of Idaho will replace classes with the “MLK Jr. Resourceful, Responsible, and Reflective Day.”
The year is 1963. Author C.S. Lewis is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. They are about to experience a captivating evening with a man whose engaging conversation and spontaneous humor made him one of the great storytellers of his day. Seated in his living room and in front of a warm fire, he recalls the people and events that inspired his thought and shaped his life: his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien, why he nearly abandoned the Narnia Chronicles, how he came to embrace Christianity, and the American woman who turned his life upside down.
Alumni News & Notes:Verlena Orr ‘61 has released her third full-length collection of poems, The Lyric Unveiled, from Dancing Moon Press. Orr is gifting this book as a thank you to all who have supported her poetry over the past 30 years.
Nia Stevens ’11 grew up a few miles away from The College of Idaho. When she was a little girl, her parents told her “That’s a great college. It’s a diamond in our backyard. People come from all around the world to go to that college.”
And at the age of 14, Nia herself stepped foot on campus as a college freshman. After finishing high school early, she double majored in music and English. But upon graduating, like most 18-year-olds, she still didn’t know what she wanted to do in life.
The College of Idaho has cancelled classes and closed campus operations for Wednesday, Jan. 4, because of current and forecasted inclement weather conditions. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stay home and avoid driving on the snowy roads.
Staff with essential snow day functions such as maintenance and Campus Safety should check with their supervisors about work schedules. If you do have to come to campus, please take extra time and exercise the utmost caution. The safety of the campus community is the College's top priority.
Walking up to the Reel Theatre in Nampa, College of Idaho senior Devon Pogue didn’t know this wouldn’t be a typical movie Monday. He didn’t know his particular theatre held more in store than just watching The Magnificent Seven with his girlfriend.
Everything felt normal as the couple settled into their seats. The lights dimmed and the show started. But that all changed 15 minutes in, as disorder struck.