Every year, 500 Goldwater Scholars and Honorable Mentions nationwide are recognized for academic merit in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. And this year, in a field of 1,150 top STEM students from 415 colleges across the country, College of Idaho students McKayla Stevens and Johanna Mori have earned the honor of being named Barry Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mentions.
It was an ordinary day for seven College of Idaho students, as they hiked among the hills. Enjoying each other’s company, they were blissfully ignorant of the dark clouds rolling in. Then, in a flash, it happened. They all fell to the ground like a bolt of lightning after being struck by, well…a bolt of lightning.
Luckily, a group of fellow C of I hikers came by several minutes later. The scene they encountered was shocking. But equipped with wilderness first responder tools, they quickly sprang into action assessing the needs of their fallen comrades.
The College of Idaho is set to host National History Day in Idaho, the finale of a year-long enrichment program that provides exciting ways for middle and high school students to study historical issues, ideas, people and events. The annual event, sponsored by the Idaho State Historical Society, runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23, on the C of I campus in Caldwell. More than 300 Idaho students from grades 4-12 will compete for awards, scholarships and a slot in this summer’s national competition in Maryland.
The College of Idaho is pleased to announce the opening of “Epistemology,” an exhibition of work by graduating senior art majors. “Epistemology” will be on display at the Rosenthal Gallery of Art, located inside Blatchley Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. An opening reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, and the show runs through May 21. There will be free wine, hard cider, and appetizers from Bon Appetit during the reception, which is free and open to the public.
One could say College of Idaho senior Blake Franklin is heavily involved on campus. The exercise science and business double major is an active member of Campus Ministries, ENACTUS, ResLife, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, the Business Mentoring Program and the Academic Support Center.
For his exemplary efforts to give back to the C of I community, Franklin this month has been awarded the Student Affairs Integrity, Leadership and Service Award.
The College of Idaho football team has released its 11-game schedule for the upcoming 2016 season, including five home games at Simplot Stadium. The Yotes return to the gridiron for the season opener against Frontier Conference rival Montana Western on Sept. 3 in Caldwell.
“The Frontier Conference remains one of the elite conferences in the nation," said C of I football coach Mike Moroski. “And we are building significant rivalries with numerous teams in the league.”
The College of Idaho will welcome Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich as part of the Interdisciplinary Visions of Environmental Lecture Series at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, April 14, in the Sterry Hall boardroom. Ulrich, a history professor at Harvard University, will present on “Adventures in a Natural History Museum.”
The College of Idaho will welcome poet Remica Bingham for a reading from her poetry collection, What We Ask of Flesh, at 7 p.m. April 12 in the Sterry Hall third floor boardroom on the C of I campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Blending biblical characters into a deeply personal history, What We Ask of Flesh tells of women through time, their spirits borne through broken flesh, through wombs and memories. The body becomes instrument as words explore the mystical connection between what was and is.