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Student Ben Sutton’s journey of self-discovery and overcoming in Mongolia

College of Idaho student Ben Sutton looked out the window as the car drove past sprawling Mongolian countryside—an endless ocean of rolling green waves stretched to meet the azure blue horizon. In the distance, a nomad and his horse slowly rose from the grassy sea. Sutton commented to his companions that he’d never ridden a Mongolian horse. Expressions of shock were uttered as the car pulled over and stopped.

Senior class readies for Commencement 2016

The College of Idaho will celebrate the graduating class of 2016 during its annual commencement ceremony, which is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, in Morrison Quadrangle on the C of I campus in Caldwell. For full details, visit

For the nearly 300 Yotes who will walk across the stage—one of the largest classes in C of I history—it will be a bittersweet day as students leave the place they’ve called home for the last four years to start a new chapter in their lives.

Caldwell Fine Arts presents ‘New Hot Club of America’

Gypsy jazz rose from 1930s France as legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stéphane Grappelli formed one of the most original bands in jazz history—the Quintette du Hot Club de France (Hot Club of France).

With a nod to the past, Caldwell Fine Arts presents the New Hot Club of America, an ensemble that highlights the unique gypsy jazz style, at 7 p.m. May 7 in Jewett Auditorium. Adult tickets are $20 - $10 and Child tickets are $10 - $5. Tickets are free to C of I faculty, staff, and students. Click here for more ticket information.

Family Ties: Sibling profs find a home at C of I

If you ask for Dr. Daniels on The College of Idaho campus, you could get one of two names. While Professors Jennie Daniels (Spanish language and literature) and Luke Daniels (biology) are not married, they do share a connection.

“After my first class I taught at the C of I, a girl came up to me and whispered, ‘I heard a rumor that Prof. Daniels is your brother,’” Jennie said.

In the News

  • Alumni News & Notes: Chris Farnsworth ‘93, a successful sci-fi/ fantasy author, was interviewed for a story on In the story, Farnsworth talks about his creative process and what inspires the ideas behind his novels...Kyle Sales ’03 and his new business was featured on KIVI Channel 6.

C of I set for 11th Student Research Conference

Since the days of founding President William Judson Boone—who would put on science demonstrations before bright-eyed children in the rural schoolhouses of southwest Idaho—The College of Idaho has enjoyed a 125-year history of students exploring, engaging and examining the world around us.

On May 7, the College will celebrate undergraduate research with a day full of presentations, speakers, posters and more at the 11th annual C of I Student Research Conference.

C of I publishes spring issue of ‘Quest’ magazine

The College of Idaho has printed its spring 2016 issue of ‘Quest’ magazine, which is in mailboxes now. The spring issue has a theme of “Discovery,” highlighting the many groundbreaking discoveries made by C of I students, professors and alumni over the College’s 125-year history.   

C of I announces ESPN Boise radio partnership

Impact Radio Group and The College of Idaho have announced that ESPN Boise will serve as the flagship radio station of Coyote football and men’s basketball games for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. All 11 Coyote football games during the 2016 season and the entire men’s basketball 2016-17 season will be broadcast live on both ESPN Boise stations—96.5 FM and 730 AM—along with and the ESPN Boise App.   

Keys to success: Music alum furthering his career

College of Idaho alumnus Sean Dahlman ’14 sits behind the piano, his fingers water-falling over the keys. Penciled music notes adorn the notebook before him, a cup of coffee to the right of that. On a table across from the piano, books sprawl open, such as “The Study of Orchestration.” A melodica lays on top of some papers, to diddy and mess around with.

Yotes cheerleaders host tryouts, kids cheer camp

The C of I cheerleaders bring the YoteFam to life each and every home game, getting the crowd rowdy and letting visiting teams know they’re in foreign territory. The squad knows they’ve got spirit, but do you?