Have you ever wondered what happened to Pluto? Come find out – and learn about dwarf planets and exoplanets – during the Whittenberger Planetarium’s February public show, set for 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, inside Boone Science Hall on The College of Idaho campus in Caldwell.
This fascinating look at dwarf planets is the final installation of a series of public shows on the topic. The show, which costs $4 for adults or $2 for children ages 4-17, also will include an overview of the current and upcoming constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky.
For the second time in three years, The College of Idaho’s Quest magazine has been recognized for excellence by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s District VIII Recognition Program. The article “Force of Nature,” written by Quest editor Jordan Rodriguez, received the bronze award in the “Individual Feature Articles” writing category during the 2014 CASE VIII Conference held this week in Vancouver, B.C.
A group of College of Idaho students led by Professor Katie Devine recently attended the Rocky Mountain section meeting of the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in Salt Lake City. The conference included colleges and universities from throughout the Intermountain West – including the nearby University of Utah and BYU – but the C of I had the largest student group of any school in attendance with nine participants.
The College of Idaho is set to welcome alumnus Lynn Maxfield back to campus for a special guest lecture and demonstration on the human voice. Maxfield, associate director for the National Center for Voice and Speech at the University of Utah, will speak about the acoustics of singing classical and musical theatre styles during a lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, inside Langroise Center for the Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The event is free and open to the public.
The College of Idaho has received a $25,000 gift from Jacksons Food Stores to help fund construction of the Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium, a state-of-the-art baseball complex that will rival any in the Intermountain West.
The College of Idaho’s speech and debate team has a new coach and a host of new faces this year, but the Howling Yotes continue to hum along as one of the top collegiate programs in the Pacific Northwest.
Most recently, the Howling Yotes completed a busy winter term, competing at the Mile High Swing tournaments at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City as well as the Scheller Invitational at Pacific University in Portland, Ore.
The College of Idaho is set to host a spring lecture series titled “Interdisciplinary Visions of Environment.” The series is a companion piece to Boise State University’s “Idea of Nature” series and three of the lecturers will speak on both the C of I and Boise State campuses.
College of Idaho head football coach Mike Moroski has announced the hiring of Chris Jewell as the Coyotes' defensive coordinator.
“I am very excited to announce the hiring of Chris Jewell as our defensive coordinator,” Moroski said. “Coach Jewell is a great person and a very detailed and thorough teacher. In addition, he embraces the standards of excellence of The College of Idaho, our athletic department, and the football program.”
College of Idaho founding President William Judson Boone famously said of C of I students “Let them come. Let them all come, and we will see what they can do.” That mantra has stuck with the College for more than 120 years as students from many walks of life – including hundreds of first-generation college attendees – have come to the C of I and found success in school, in their careers, and in life.