The planet Venus will transit the sun on June 5, the last opportunity to witness the rare astronomical event until December 2117. The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium invites the Treasure Valley community to learn more about the transit during its June public show, set for 7 p.m. June 13 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell.
The College of Idaho congratulates the 190 students who made the Spring 2012 Dean’s List. To receive Dean's List recognition, a student must complete at least nine graded credits and achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the semester. Nearly 20 percent of the College’s total enrollment made the Spring 2012 Dean’s List. Students honored include:
The College of Idaho’s Student Philanthropy Council recently awarded its 2012 grants to three organizations in the local community. This year’s grant recipients were the Mentoring Network, Caldwell Senior Citizens, Inc., and the Canyon County Organization on Aging. SPC President Michelle Wooten said the council chose organizations that benefited some of Caldwell’s most vulnerable populations.
The College of Idaho encourages its students to climb higher and do more. This spring, alumnus Samuel Elias (Class of 2004) is climbing to extreme heights as part of a National Geographic expedition that will reach the summit of Mount Everest this week, likely Thursday.
Elias is a professional climber who has scaled some of the world’s most daunting and exhilarating peaks. As a student at The College of Idaho, Elias studied art and biology while pursuing his passion for the mountains as a member of the Coyote ski and snowboard team. Elias is a native of Detroit, Mich.
College of Idaho student David Seppi will spend the bulk of his summer break performing a service project for needy families in Costa Rica. Seppi, a junior from Twin Falls, will live abroad from June 3 to Aug. 15, renovating and building child-care facilities in conjunction with the International Volunteer HQ program, an independent volunteer organization based in New Zealand that sends thousands of individuals to service areas around the world.
College of Idaho juniors Kendra Knighten and Ryan Gibson hope one day to help ease poverty through careers in international development. This summer, the students will get a first-hand look at the challenges and rewards associated with such a career as interns for Partners in Sustainable Development International in the South Asia nation of Bangladesh.
Three professors discuss their summer reading picks in the latest edition of College of Idaho Insights.
History professor Steve Maughan and political economy professors Kerry Hunter and Jasper LiCalzi comment on a variety of books they plan to read this summer including Robert Caro's "The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson," Alasdair MacIntyre's "After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory," Hilary Mantel's historical fiction novel "Bring Up the Bodies" and C of I alumnus Christopher Farnsworth's latest vampire novel "Red, White, and Blood."