Want to major in fun this autumn, without the homework, tests or grading? Perhaps take some professional development courses or learn a new hobby? Whatever your interests are, be sure to check out The College of Idaho’s wide selection of Community Learning classes.
With more than 20 classes running from September to November, there’s fun to be had for all!
The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History has awarded its first Student Research Grant to Anna Chase.
Chase, who graduated from the C of I in May, received $500 for her proposed research project “Lower Boise River Mollusk Inventory.” Her field work is projected to take place in late summer 2016 to take advantage of lower river flows.
When you hear rumor of a snake market in Jakarta, you cannot pass up the chance to search for it. Such was the case for eight College of Idaho students who traveled to the Indonesian capital for a Model United Nations Conference this summer.
Wandering the streets of Jakarta, the Yotes couldn’t find the snake market. But they did find an ornate, red and gold Buddhist temple as the winds started to whip and swirl with increasing fervor.
Alumni News & Notes: C of I alumnus Christopher Farnsworth's latest book, Killfile, hit shelves August 9. Christopher, a graduate of 1993, will be signing, reading from, and talking about his books in various southern California locations (San Diego, Santa Monica, and Huntington Beach).
Come earn a ‘Certificate in Bugology’ as The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History and the Idaho Botanical Garden presents Bug Day! The annual entomological extravaganza will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children and IBG members.
The College of Idaho has published its summer 2016 issue of Quest magazine, which is in mailboxes now. Themed “Impact,” the summer issue highlights the importance of high-impact learning practices such as internships, study abroad opportunities and undergraduate research—all hallmarks of a C of I education. The issue also features a sleek new design created by staff designer Justin Morken.
At 19 years of age, Alabama native Pamela Dockstader ’16 signed up for the United States Army. Over the course of six years repairing armament on M1 Abrams and M2 Bradley tanks and serving two tours in Afghanistan, Dockstader fell in love with the military. And while transitioning to civilian life and attending The College of Idaho, she discovered a love of microbiology.
Today, she’s found a way to combine her two passions.
College of Idaho athletic director Reagan Rossi announced today that former Coyote All-American Austin Basterrechea has been named head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country and track programs.
Basterrechea replaces Pat McCurry, who resigned today after 12 years as head coach. McCurry resurrected the C of I program in 2004 after a 27-year hiatus and turned it into one of the most respected squads in the NAIA. He has taken an assistant coach position at an NCAA Division I school.
Alumni News & Notes:Mike Tankersley ’11, who owns the local business Signs 2 U in Boise, was recently featured in an Idaho Business Review article on how he started his successful company... Associated Taxpayers of Idaho named Miguel Legarreta ’94 its new president. Legarreta, who served in former Gov.
If there has been one constant in the life of Kris Komori, it’s change. He wanted to study audio engineering in college; instead, biology caught his eye at The College of Idaho. He interned at the Veterans Affairs medical center in Boise and took the MCATs in preparation for medical school.
But then another passion started to boil over.
While working a college job at the Mona Lisa fondue restaurant, Kris developed an interest in cooking. And after graduating in 2005, Komori decided culinary school, not med school, would be his choice.