Enjoy the puff, without the harmful stuff. That’s how electronic cigarettes have been marketed. But with little research on how e-cigarettes and vaping can affect the human body, questions remain as to how safe this rapidly growing “safer alternative” to smoking really is.
After hearing that traces of heavy metals have been found in the vapor of e-cigarettes, College of Idaho biology professor Dr. Sara Heggland and her INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) lab decided to investigate.
The College of Idaho’s yearlong celebration of its 125th anniversary year continues with its publishing of the fall 2015 issue of Quest magazine, which is in mailboxes now. The issue is a special “C of I 125” edition in recognition of the College’s 125-year history of excellence.
Jake Shimabukuro has a lot in common with the humble ukulele he plays; both are mixtures of island and outside influences, and combinations of modern and historical traditions. Jake combines the qualities of a long line of virtuoso ukulele players with modern rock musicians to create a sound that’s uniquely his own but still firmly grounded in Hawaiian tradition.
Crayfish, crawdad, crawfish, or if in Australia, Yabbie. College of Idaho biology professor Dr. Mark Gunderson doesn’t care what you call the lobster-like, freshwater crustacean. For him and his team of INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) lab students, crayfish could be a key model organism used to look at the impacts of environmental contaminants in aquatic systems.
On the day of October 3, 1929, a story appeared in The College of Idaho’s Coyote that can only be described as “barberous.” The story described the last hair-cutting fracas, an underclassmen battle for supremacy betwixt C of I freshmen and sophomores, to take place on the C of I campus. The fracas had been replaced by the “Ball Rush” that year and for good reason. A harrowing first-hand account of the last fracas follows:
Where have all the planets gone? All planets visible to the unaided eye are up in the morning. Find out why at the Whittenberger Planetarium public show at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, on The College of Idaho campus. In addition to learning how to find and recognize them in the morning sky, participants will take a brief, but close look at Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter. Tickets are $2.50 for children ages 4-17 and $5 for adults.
On a brisk September day, students from Vallivue, Caldwell, COSSA and Canyon Springs high schools descended upon The College of Idaho campus for the Caldwell Youth Forum, a one-day event aimed to provide training on how to make positive changes in their personal lives and high schools.
“We are getting these students to recognize their element of self-worth, who they are, and that they have a voice,” said C of I ski coach Ron Bonneau, chairman of the Caldwell Youth Forum.
For nearly 20 years, Professor Joe Golden has helped grow and strengthen The College of Idaho theatre department, using his stage experience and collaborating with Professor Mike Hartwell to help students create professional productions while earning respect and acclaim in the Treasure Valley and beyond.
If you happen to catch the answering machine on College of Idaho alumna Sylvia Hunt’s home phone, you might think you’ve misdialed.
“This is the Caldwell Fine Arts…,” the recorded message starts out.
But it’s really no surprise. Hunt works tirelessly to promote the fine arts. Starting in 1981, when Hunt took over as executive director from her mentor and celebrated College of Idaho music professor Richard Skyrm, CFA has continued a historic legacy of offering world-class fine arts performances and providing remarkable educational outreach in the local community.
One spring day, College of Idaho sophomore Bridget Kernan walked into the Campus Safety office to do homework. Then a freshmen, Officer Kernan heard her fellow officers saying, “I want to tell her.”
Her mind started to race. Was she in trouble? What were they talking about?
They asked her if she’d checked her email. She knew nothing was in there, but checked again anyway. Still nothing. That’s when they told Kernan she was one of three students across the nation to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.