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C of I Student Research Conference: 10 years and still going strong

Ten years ago, College of Idaho students were given the opportunity to showcase their scholarly and creative work to peers, professors and the community during the inaugural Student Research Conference.

A decade later, the SRC continues to provide a professional platform for students to share their work. On April 25, the SRC celebrated 10 years of student accomplishments with 15 oral presentations, 32 posters, and the grand opening of the Senior Art Exhibit.          

C of I readies for 2015 commencement ceremony

The College of Idaho will celebrate the graduating class of 2015 during its annual commencement ceremony, which is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, in the Morrison Quadrangle on the C of I campus in Caldwell. For full details, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/commencement.

C of I ALAS club hosts Cinco de Mayo fun

While running the anchor leg toward the finish of the academic year can be a little stressful, The College of Idaho’s Association of Latino Americano Students invites the campus community to take a break from studying and enjoy some Cinco de Mayo fun!

From 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, in front of McCain, students will be able to eat free tacos, win prizes, and compete in competitions such as riding the mechanical bull, a jalapeño eating contest, and a piñata breaking contest.

Support the C of I on May 7 for Idaho Gives day!

The College of Idaho is participating in the third annual Idaho Gives campaign, a statewide crowd funding event that celebrates the work of Idaho’s nonprofit organizations. Idaho Gives 2015 is set for May 7, and all giving will be done online.

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts May public show

Explore the final frontier at The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium! The New Horizons mission will be the lead topic when the planetarium hosts its next public show at 7 p.m. May 8 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 the New Horizons spacecraft, which left for Pluto in 2006 and will fly by the planet in July. Learn the current status of the mission as well as the constellations and planet locations in the Idaho night sky this month.

C of I men's lacrosse team enjoys banner year

It has been a year of unprecedented achievement for Coach Matt Gier and The College of Idaho men’s lacrosse team.

After the most successful regular season in program history, the Yotes (8-3) found themselves in their first-ever Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League Tournament game last Saturday. The Yotes were victorious, knocking off Puget Sound 16-6 to reach this weekend’s tournament semifinals. Junior attacker Ian Williams and sophomore Dillon Green each tossed in five goals to lead the Yotes, who take a three-game winning streak into the final weekend of the season.

C of I student receives grant to study native trout

Nestled among a crevice in the Boise foothills beneath Bogus Basin Road lies tiny Dry Creek. The small stream is nearly undetectable from the road, yet it houses a treasure to ichthyologists—genetically pure Columbia River redband trout.

Recently, College of Idaho junior Sarah Walsh was awarded a $1,500 grant from the Northwest Scientific Association to aid her research of redband trout population genetics in the Dry Creek. Out of a field of 73 proposals, Walsh’s project was one of 10 awarded funding.

C of I to host Purple and Gold Game on Saturday

The College of Idaho will cap its spring football drills this Saturday, May 2, hosting the Purple and Gold Game at Simplot Stadium.

The intrasquad scrimmage game, set to begin at 11 a.m., will pit the Yotes’ offense against the defense in a scripted four quarter contest, with special teams segments breaking up the quarters.  

Admission to the Spring Game is free and open to the public. The game also will be broadcast live on 1350 KTIK-AM with Dave Tester and Kelly Barbour.  

Key details for fans attending the Purple and Gold Game include:

C of I set to host Tess Gallagher Poetry Reading

The College of Idaho, in conjunction with the Idaho Commission on the Arts, will host a special appearance and poetry reading by Tess Gallagher on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in the third floor Sterry Hall Board Room.

Gallagher is an author of short fiction and poetry, including her most recent poetry work Midnight Lantern: New and Selected Poems.

“We brave into ourselves each time

we put on our lantern-light

and step out—as a gleam steps

out its overlapping forms

to lift a path from its nest of darkness.”

C of I students win at BPA state competition

The College of Idaho has a tradition of winning, with 23 athletic national championships since 2011. But success in competition isn’t limited to C of I student-athletes. Recently, College of Idaho sophomores Levi Orr and Hunter Brodt took first place in their respective categories at the Idaho Business Professionals of America state leadership conference.

The victory was gratifying for Orr, who is the Idaho state BPA post-secondary president, and for Brodt, who was competing in his first BPA competition.

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