College of Idaho student Makhosazana “Khosi” Nkambule will spend her summer locating villages with large orphan populations in her native Swaziland as part of her plan to help alleviate poverty. The sophomore’s project has received support from the market and social research firm ActivQuest and is working to secure funding from Rising Tides, a program that promotes self-sufficiency for young people leaving the foster care system.
The spring 2013 issue of The College of Idaho’s “Quest” magazine is in mailboxes now! The issue has a theme of “Scholarship,” honoring the College’s long-standing tradition of academic excellence and the many scholarly accomplishments of C of I students, faculty and alumni.
The College of Idaho is set to celebrate the graduating class of 2013 during its annual commencement ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, in Morrison Quadrangle on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Commencement will be held outdoors, weather permitting. For full details, please visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/commencement.
Asteroids are the topic of discussion this month at The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium. Come learn about these extraterrestrial objects that reside in our solar system and sometimes collide with other solar system residents during the Planetarium’s public show, beginning at 7 p.m. May 8 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The show will feature both the asteroid belt and near-Earth asteroids and also will include a tour of the constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky this month.
College of Idaho athletic director Marty Holly has announced the hiring of UCLA assistant Scott Garson as the 15th men’s basketball head coach in program history.
“I am honored that President Henberg and Marty Holly have given me the opportunity to lead the men’s basketball program at The College of Idaho,” Garson said. “I feel very fortunate to be at an institution with such an outstanding academic reputation combined with a tremendous passion for its athletics programs across the board.”
Yordanos Refu of Boise, a 2012 graduate of The College of Idaho, has been selected to participate in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a year-long, federally-funded fellowship for study and work in Germany.
Refu, who earned her bachelor’s degree in international political economy at the C of I, was selected as one of 75 participants (from more than 600 applicants) for this unique fellowship program.
Dr. Donald W. Zaroban, the Curator of Fishes at The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, has released the new book "Native Fishes of Idaho." The book, co-authored by the late Richard L. Wallace and published by the American Fisheries Society, is a complete study of Idaho’s native fishes, documenting the ecological status of more than two-dozen species for the first time. It is available for purchase ($35 for AFS members, $50 for non-members) at the Orma J.
Not many college freshmen get a chance to discover a new virus and contribute to the fight against diseases affecting humans. Yet that’s exactly what students taking a College of Idaho introductory biology course this year have done as part of a national genomics research project.
From the impact of land management practices on biodiversity to the unveiling of a strategy game for Android smartphones, the wide-ranging scholarly and creative work of College of Idaho students will be on display during the 8th annual Student Research Conference on Saturday, April 27.