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Dayley, students update Southeast Asia textbook

The professors who are more than talking heads at the front of the classroom—those who take time to work individually with their students—are the ones that make a personal impact on an education. For College of Idaho political economy professor Dr. Robert Dayley, that professor was Dr. Clark Neher, his mentor at Northern Illinois University.

While earning his Ph.D., Dayley helped Neher research the first edition of the textbook Southeast Asia in the New International Era.  Today, Dayley continues the tradition with his own students at the C of I.

C of I set for Homecoming 2015: Curtains Up!

The College of Idaho is set to celebrate Homecoming weekend, happening Sept. 17-20 on the C of I campus in Caldwell. This year’s festivities will spotlight the fine arts, and a full slate of events is scheduled for alumni and families of all ages to enjoy.

Click here to view a full schedule of events or here to register for Homecoming online.

Cradle of Life: Tales from an Egyptologist

With towering pyramids and temples surrounded by dry Saharan sands serving as a backdrop, College of Idaho Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History Egyptologist Jan Summers Duffy spent a month in Egypt this summer excavating the land of pharaohs. Here is her firsthand account of life as an Egyptologist:

Global Perspective: C of I students to study in Northern Ireland

Will Callahan sat in his physics class. The digital clock on his phone ticked, ticked, ticked silently. For the last week, he’d been constantly refreshing his email, waiting in angst for a message that could change his life.

He checked his messages once more. A new email. The one he’d been waiting for.

Greetings Mr. Will Callahan, we are honored to announce that you have been accepted as an Irish-American scholar for the 2015 fall semester….. Callahan almost punched the wall in excitement.

Purple Magic: Yotes win football home opener

Year Two of the restored College of Idaho football program followed a familiar formula—a little purple magic and a big upset victory.

Click here to check out a photo gallery from the game.

For the second year in a row, the Yotes are off to a winning start. They did it by stunning No. 13 Eastern Oregon, 40-28, in front of 5,200 delirious, purple-clad fans Saturday at Simplot Stadium in Caldwell. 

C of I to host Homecoming ‘Coyote Dash’ races

The College of Idaho, Caldwell Fine Arts and the YMCA are partnering to host a trio of races for the entire family, all during the festive atmosphere of C of I’s Homecoming celebration. The Sept. 19 races follow the “Curtains Up” Homecoming theme, with racers trying to finish the “Beat Beethoven” 5K before the end of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony (about 30 minutes). Younger children can participate in the Sonatina Scamper, a half-mile course accompanied by the Beethoven Sonatina.

C of I ranked No. 8 in the nation for value

The College of Idaho is the No. 8 school in the nation for its combination of academic quality and economic value, according to the website College Factual. The C of I earned “A” grades in the “Value for Your Money” category, ranking No. 8 nationally, No. 2 in the Rocky Mountain Region and No. 1 in Idaho.

President Borst launches ‘Charlotte’s Webcast’

Coming to you live from The College of Idaho campus, it’s the premiere of “Charlotte’s Webcast,” a new video series on the C of I YouTube channel ( In the first episode, viewers can get to know C of I President Charlotte Borst better as she talks about the latest C of I happenings and explains what it feels like to be the first woman president of the College.

C of I football set for 2015 season opener Aug. 29

The College of Idaho football team kicks off its 2015 season this Saturday, Aug. 29, as the Yotes welcome Eastern Oregon to Simplot Stadium for a 1 p.m. Frontier Conference showdown.

The game marks the beginning of Year Two for the restored C of I program, which enjoyed a successful comeback season in 2014 after a 37-year hiatus. The Coyotes won four games, posted a 3-2 record at Simplot Stadium and finished No. 2 in the NAIA for attendance at more than 4,500 fans per game.

East meets West: C of I hosts English immersion program

Many College of Idaho students go home for the summer, but that doesn’t mean the Caldwell campus has been quiet. As part of a new English Immersion program, 14 students from Beijing No.35 High School spent three weeks at the C of I, getting a taste of life in the United States. 

The program is aimed at helping the students improve their TOEFL test scores (Test of English as a Foreign Language) in order to study at American colleges and universities after high school.