Coming from a middle-class family in Montana, Amanda Frickle never believed she would study at one of the world’s most renowned universities; that she would live in the city of dreaming spires; that she would be welcomed to England as a Rhodes Scholar.
It was the encouragement of her College of Idaho professors that enabled Frickle to successfully apply for the scholarship and spend the last year at the University of Oxford as one of 32 Americans to receive academia’s most prestigious award.
The Whittenberger Foundation aspires to help children and youth in the areas of education, arts and culture, health, social welfare, recreation and environment. Those goals align perfectly with the mission of The College of Idaho.
The foundation recently continued its partnership with the C of I, awarding the College $30,000 as part of its Annual Awards Luncheon. In total, 53 educational and charitable organizations throughout Idaho were awarded grants totaling more than $178,000.
The College of Idaho is featured in the 2014-15 edition of Colleges of Distinction, a college guide book that features schools it considers the nation’s best places to learn, grow and succeed. Click here to check out the C of I profile, and be sure to share it with your college-bound family and friends!
It is a historic day at The College of Idaho, where Dr. Charlotte Borst has been named the 13th president of the Gem State’s oldest private college. Borst, currently vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Whittier College in California, takes office in July 2015 following the retirement of C of I President Marv Henberg. She will become the first female president in the College’s 124-year history.
Caldwell Fine Arts and The College of Idaho are proud to present Eugene Ballet’s timeless holiday classic TheNutcracker, set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 inside Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The ballet is a treasured holiday tradition for Caldwell Fine Arts as the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy, the scheming Mouse King and the brave Nutcracker Prince capture the imaginations of both children and adults year after year.
Want to be part of The College of Idaho legacy? Want to have your name etched in the stone annals? Or at least in bricks and mortar?
In the month of December, every $250 commemorative brick purchased for the Marty Holly Athletic Center will be matched by an additional $500—totaling $750 for the College. Each brick purchased results in an additional $250 gift to the Marty Holly Athletic Center and an additional $250 to the Boone Fund, the College’s unrestricted giving fund. The match is only in effect through the end of December, so purchase your brick today!
The Winter Solstice will be the lead topic when The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium hosts its next public show at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 inside Boone Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The recently renovated Planetarium, which now features new cove lights and handicapped access, will explore solstices, equinoxes and the constellations and planets currently visible in the Idaho night sky. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 4-17.
It is the time of year when one seems to hear words of good cheer from everywhere, filling the air on The College of Idaho campus.
With joyful ring, the C of I music department is kicking off the holiday season in silver tinsel fashion. The Feast of Carols, set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 in Jewett Auditorium, highlights a series of holiday concerts that will delight young and old, meek and the bold.
Join Professor Howard Berger, basketball coach Scott Garson, Study Skills instructor Michal Yadlin and C of I Judaic Studies Chair Federica Francesconi as they show the Adam Sandler movie Eight Crazy Nights at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 in Jewett Auditorium. Come spin the dreidel and enjoy pizza, soda, jelly donuts and latkes—a traditional Jewish fried potato pancake. It will be a night of “food, fun and meeting Jews,” Berger said.
The College of Idaho Speech and Debate team has been talking up a storm during the fall semester, and the results are evident.
The Howling Yotes have competed at six tournaments and experienced both individual and team success under the direction of Kyle Cheesewright—success that included a second place team finish at the University of Nevada, Reno tournament.