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Scholarship Gala celebrates 125 years of excellence

On October 7, 1891, The College of Idaho held its first class for two students inside a Presbyterian church. Since that historic day, the College has grown to more than 1,100 students while continuing to build upon the mantra of founding President William Judson Boone: “Let them come, let them all come, and we will see what they can do.”

Fifth-year internship preps C of I student-teachers

About 30 Caldwell High School freshmen listened intently as Josh Brookshire explained magnets and magnetic fields.

“What happens to a nail if I take it and rub a magnet over it?” Brookshire asked the class.

“It becomes a magnet,” a student replied.

C of I offers George Wolfe scholarship opportunities

The College of Idaho is pleased to offer two scholarship opportunities for the 2016-17 academic year in honor of George V. Wolfe, the legendary professor who founded the C of I’s Department of Political Economy in 1946. Applications are now open for both scholarships.  Students interested in applying for either or both awards must submit an application and a current transcript to the Office of Student Financial Services in Hendren Hall by noon Friday, March 4.

Judaic Studies lectures comes to C of I campus

The College of Idaho’s distinctive Craig Neilsen Foundation Lectureship in Judaic Studies is set to host Professor J.H. Chajes from the University of Haifa on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Professor Chajes will present two seminars for C of I students as well as the public lecture “Jewish Magic, Magical Judaism,” which is set for 7 p.m. in Lecture Hall 106 of the Kathryn Albertson International Center on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The lecture is free and open to the public.

C of I's Orma J. Smith Museum nationally ranked

Step into The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, and you’ll be met by specimens and artifacts as far as they eye can see. The museum’s extensive collections and educational programs both for the C of I campus and the public are big reasons why the museum is being recognized as one of the best college museums in America.

Alums offer C of I students glimpse to Capitol Hill life

Two dozen College of Idaho students sat inside Strahorn Hall, talking face-to-face with two C of I alumni who serve as staff members for United States legislators. Well, electronically face-to-face.

C of I honors 2015 Fall Semester Dean’s List

The College of Idaho congratulates the more than 150 students who made the 2015 Fall Semester Dean’s List. To receive Dean's List recognition, a student must complete at least nine graded credits and achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the semester. Students honored are listed below by hometown:

TREASURE VALLEY

C of I planetarium receives public outreach grant

The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium offers visitors the chance to become engulfed by planets, stars, galaxies and exploration of the final frontier. But what if you could get a similar experience in an elementary, junior high, or even high school classroom?

That’s where the Starlab comes into play.

And thanks to a recent $5,000 NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) grant, C of I planetarium director Amy Truksa will be holding a workshop in June 2016 to teach 25 local school teachers how to use the portable planetarium.

MLK Day offers reflection for C of I campus

College of Idaho students, faculty and staff picked up detergent, toothpaste, deodorant and other items, and dropped them into drawstring bags destined for young homeless students. It was all part of a small volunteer experience during the United Way poverty simulation held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

In recognition of MLK Day, the College organized campus events including the poverty simulation, a lecture on community, a cross-cultural simulation, a choir performance and a viewing the documentary The Color of Conscience.

Band program marches onto C of I campus

The College of Idaho Music Department—and fans’ traditional march from campus to Simplot Stadium before home football games—just got a little more boisterous.

This fall, the C of I will add a new marching band program, complementing its outstanding musical tradition with a boost in brass, percussion and woodwinds. C of I Band Director Luke Strother already is recruiting outstanding marching band students to help launch the program in fall 2016.

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