Although films like Animal House and Revenge of the Nerds may perpetuate negative stereotypes about Greek Life, a College of Idaho fraternity has proven to be more than a group of party animals. C of I’s Theta Psi chapter of Delta Tau Delta—whose members are known around campus as “Delts”—recently was ranked as one of the top-ten Delt chapters in the nation for its 2014 work. The award is based on the academic achievement of fraternity members as well as their campus and community involvement.
On Feb. 19, The College of Idaho campus had the fortune to host Janet Kaufman’s presentation “Tell All the Truth: Children’s Literature and the Holocaust” as part of the Craig H. Neilsen Lectureship in Judaic Studies. It was a deep and thoughtful take on a topic most of the audience probably never contemplated before.
The College of Idaho is pleased to offer two scholarship opportunities for the 2015-16 Academic year in honor of George V. Wolfe, the legendary professor who founded the C of I’s Department of Political Economy in 1946. Applications are now open for both scholarships. Students interested in applying for either or both awards must submit an application and a current transcript to the Office of Student Financial Services in Hendren Hall by noon Friday, March 6, 2015.
Some of Idaho’s greatest treasures can be found hidden among its natural beauty. It is in Idaho’s flowing rivers that “38 Minus: The Idaho Fish Project” first found life. The newest exhibition at The College of Idaho’s Rosenthal Gallery of Art, cosponsored by the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, displays even the most elusive of Idaho’s fish in delicate, detailed, handcrafted paper casts.
C of I Environmental Studies major Conner Jackson provides a first-hand account of a recent C of I study away class exploring coastal marine ecology in Florida. Click here for an accompanying photo gallery.
In 1945, the Allied Forces liberated the last of the Nazi concentration camps. But 70 years later, we continue to learn more about the estimated 11 million people who perished in the Holocaust.
On Feb. 19, The College of Idaho’s Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Lectureship in Judaic Studies will host University of Utah Professor Janet Kaufman for a special presentation titled “Tell All the Truth: Children’s Literature and the Holocaust.” The 7 p.m. lecture is free and open to the public in Room 203 of the Marty Holly Athletics Center on the C of I campus in Caldwell.
Way to go, YoteFam! The College of Idaho Coyote has won the 2015 Cascade Conference Mascot Challenge thanks to nearly 1,500 Facebook fan votes over the course of four weeks! The Yote made a dramatic comeback in the championship round, rallying from more than 100 votes down to top defending champion Hootie the Owl (Oregon Tech) by a final count of 678-622. Coyote athletics sends its thanks to the students, staff, faculty, alumni, friends, fans and Boise-area media outlets who voted and helped get the word out!
The College of Idaho is pleased to begin its new partnership with Music Theatre of Idaho, which has moved to Jewett Auditorium on the Caldwell campus for the 2015 season. MTI’s 130-member company will host a total of eight shows this year on the Jewett stage, adding to an already robust calendar of fine arts performances at the C of I.
Explore the final frontier at The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium! The New Horizons spacecraft will be the lead topic when the planetarium hosts its next public show at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 inside Boone Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The recently renovated Planetarium, which now features new cove lights and handicapped access, will explore the New Horizons mission, which left Earth in 2006 en route to Pluto. The spacecraft will fly by Pluto in July. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 4-17.
Valentine’s Day is all about snuggling up and celebrating the season of love. And this month, The College of Idaho will share its love with the local community by helping make blankets for sick and underprivileged children through a Project Linus blanket drive at the Karcher Mall in Nampa.
“The best blankets are the ones that are made with love,” said C of I student Allyson Sander. “And what better way to share your love with the world than by making a blanket for someone who needs a little security in their lives?”