Summer camp. A beloved pastime of youth spent smelling dry pines, splashing in lakes and rivers, and meeting new faces that soon became old friends. During brisk nights, the moon and stars would shine like crystals as stories were exchanged around the campfire.
National recognition for The College of Idaho continues to accumulate as the new school year gets under way. The C of I has once again been named one of America’s top academic institutions, this time by U.S. News & World Report.
The 2016 “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” rankings, released today by U.S. News & World Report, put the Caldwell private college at No. 169. The annual rankings are based upon graduation rate, class size, alumni giving percentage and other key indicators of academic quality.
The professors who are more than talking heads at the front of the classroom—those who take time to work individually with their students—are the ones that make a personal impact on an education. For College of Idaho political economy professor Dr. Robert Dayley, that professor was Dr. Clark Neher, his mentor at Northern Illinois University.
While earning his Ph.D., Dayley helped Neher research the first edition of the textbook Southeast Asia in the New International Era. Today, Dayley continues the tradition with his own students at the C of I.
The College of Idaho is set to celebrate Homecoming weekend, happening Sept. 17-20 on the C of I campus in Caldwell. This year’s festivities will spotlight the fine arts, and a full slate of events is scheduled for alumni and families of all ages to enjoy.
Click here to view a full schedule of events or here to register for Homecoming online.
With towering pyramids and temples surrounded by dry Saharan sands serving as a backdrop, College of Idaho Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History Egyptologist Jan Summers Duffy spent a month in Egypt this summer excavating the land of pharaohs. Here is her firsthand account of life as an Egyptologist:
Will Callahan sat in his physics class. The digital clock on his phone ticked, ticked, ticked silently. For the last week, he’d been constantly refreshing his email, waiting in angst for a message that could change his life.
He checked his messages once more. A new email. The one he’d been waiting for.
Greetings Mr. Will Callahan, we are honored to announce that you have been accepted as an Irish-American scholar for the 2015 fall semester….. Callahan almost punched the wall in excitement.
Year Two of the restored College of Idaho football program followed a familiar formula—a little purple magic and a big upset victory.
Click here to check out a photo gallery from the game.
For the second year in a row, the Yotes are off to a winning start. They did it by stunning No. 13 Eastern Oregon, 40-28, in front of 5,200 delirious, purple-clad fans Saturday at Simplot Stadium in Caldwell.
The College of Idaho, Caldwell Fine Arts and the YMCA are partnering to host a trio of races for the entire family, all during the festive atmosphere of C of I’s Homecoming celebration. The Sept. 19 races follow the “Curtains Up” Homecoming theme, with racers trying to finish the “Beat Beethoven” 5K before the end of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony (about 30 minutes). Younger children can participate in the Sonatina Scamper, a half-mile course accompanied by the Beethoven Sonatina.
The College of Idaho is the No. 8 school in the nation for its combination of academic quality and economic value, according to the website College Factual. The C of I earned “A” grades in the “Value for Your Money” category, ranking No. 8 nationally, No. 2 in the Rocky Mountain Region and No. 1 in Idaho.
Coming to you live from The College of Idaho campus, it’s the premiere of “Charlotte’s Webcast,” a new video series on the C of I YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/goyotes). In the first episode, viewers can get to know C of I President Charlotte Borst better as she talks about the latest C of I happenings and explains what it feels like to be the first woman president of the College.