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Cultural Exchange: First-ever direct exchange students visit C of I

Fall semester is well under way, and The College of Idaho campus is as vibrant and culturally diverse as ever. The C of I is home to 71 international students representing 49 countries this year, but for the first time, three of those students are part of a direct exchange program.

Emily Tian, Patricia Xinyi, and Taxwen Tin have traveled nearly 7,000 miles from the China University of Politics and Law in Beijing, China, to study in Caldwell.

“I wanted to experience a different culture, the western culture and the western educational system,” Xinyi said.

“Meet the Yotes” rally tips off basketball season

Excited for another season of Yotes basketball? Then head out to “Meet the Yotes” night!

Before action tips off this fall at The College of Idaho, the C of I basketball coaches and teams want to meet you—the students, fans, season ticket holders and the entire Caldwell community who provide an electric home-court atmosphere for the Yotes.

Meet the faces ‘Behind the Badge’ of Campus Safety

They patrol The College of Idaho campus 24 hours per day. If there’s something strange in the neighborhood—or if you lost your student I.D. card—they’re the ones you call. But in many ways, C of I Campus Safety Officers lead fairly anonymous lives.

In the News

  • Alumni News & Notes: Ralph Lawrence ‘53 became the newly appointed pastor of the Caldwell United Methodist Church. Lawrence first got his start in ministry after being called while he was a student at The College of Idaho. He has previously served around the state of Idaho and in Oregon.

A walk down Memory Hall: Finney, Voorhees dorms contain a century of stories

Built in 1910 and 1912, respectively, Finney and Voorhees Halls are two of the three oldest buildings on The College of Idaho campus. Alongside Sterry Hall, their brick façades have been an iconic part of the College for more than a century. And this school year, both Voorhees and Finney are undergoing $4 million renovation projects. 

While the exteriors will be fortified and the interiors completely refurbished, the memories made inside these historic walls will remain. And with 100 years’ worth of Yotes calling these two dorms home, there are plenty of stories to tell.

Off the grid: Yotes research in Idaho backcountry

The engine roared as a small bush plane flew a few hundred feet above the tree tops. Below, the Middle Fork of the Salmon River meandered through the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. As the plane dipped lower and lower, following the river, it turned toward the right bank and a small cut-out of green grass.

C of I set for Homecoming Weekend Oct. 6-9

Don your purple and join The College of Idaho for Homecoming 2016!

Alumni and the entire YoteFam community will converge on the C of I campus for the annual festivities Oct. 6-9. This year’s events will celebrate the Business and Accounting Department, with the theme Taking Care of Business.

CFA presents the Mystical Arts of Tibet

Come watch and hear 11 Tibetan monks sing and play traditional instruments, perform exotic dances, and construct a mandala sand painting out of millions of grains of sand.

C of I campus hosts Caldwell Youth Forum

The J.A. Albertson Activities Center was the site of the Caldwell Youth Forum this past Wednesday. This event, held annually on The College of Idaho campus, invited 60 students from local high schools to participate in a day packed with educational programming and activities. Students from Vallivue, Caldwell, COSSA, and Canyon Springs High were given workshops, presentations, and opportunities to discuss a serious topic—the nationwide “It’s On Us” campaign to end sexual assault.

Research in Zambia provides season of growth

Hiking down to the base of Victoria Falls in Zambia, College of Idaho political economy professor Erin Hern and students Cameron Arnzen and Ruth Nakalyowa came upon a baboon casually sitting on a park bench. As the group passed by this strange and amusing sight, the baboon rose from his seat and sauntered over to the group.

But he wasn’t monkeying around.

The baboon pulled on Nakalyowa’s backpack, yanking her down in the process. After much screaming and fighting to keep her bag, the baboon eventually was scared off.

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