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C of I Giving Day raises $125,000 in 24 hours

The College of Idaho’s students, alumni, staff, faculty and friends came together on April 11 with a simple goal: to celebrate the College through its culture of philanthropy.

After a busy 24 hours of generous donations, community outreach and a couple of thrown pies, the inaugural C of I Giving Day raised more than $125,000—far exceeding the College’s original goals.

Click here to check out more photos from Giving Day.

Idea of Nature Lecture Series dives into deep time

The Idea of Nature Lecture Series is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Ashley to The College of Idaho campus as he presents “The Ghostly Language of the Ancient Earth: The Idea of Nature in Deep Time” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the Langroise Recital Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

C of I set for family-themed Astronomy Day event

There are 88 constellations represented in the night sky, from the omnipresent Little Dipper to the powerful Orion. And this month, College of Idaho students and faculty will provide an opportunity for stargazers of all ages and abilities to learn more about each of them during the C of I’s annual Astronomy Day celebration.

C of I students ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’

It’s not every day you see men wearing high heels, but The College of Idaho community has a knack for coming together to support community members in need.

On April 4, the Yotes did just that, gathering with members of the local community to walk a mile loop around campus and raise awareness about sexual assault and relationship violence. The event concurred with Sexual Assault Awareness month, Child Abuse Awareness Month, and Crime Victims Awareness week—and many male participants wore women’s shoes in a show of support.

Orma J. Smith Museum extends public hours

Thanks to a new hire, The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History has extended its hours to allow for more student, public and volunteer access. The museum is now open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday every week, as well as 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month.

The extended hours are made possible by the recent hire of administrative assistant Diane Rice, the museum’s first official employee. The museum’s many collections, activities and functions are driven primarily by volunteers and student interns.

What's Next? C of I Seniors Ready for Success

One could never accuse senior McKayla Stevens of coasting toward graduation in her final days at The College of Idaho.

In one, early-April weekend, Stevens drove to Spokane for Phi Alpha Theta, the national honors society for history, to present her research. Then, she hopped a flight to California so she could meet with the California Botanical Society in Santa Barbara to present her honors thesis for biology.

History in Washington, biology in California.  In one weekend.

Health & Wellness Director wins national award

The College of Idaho’s commitment to proactive and preventative treatments for its students and their continued health has received national recognition from the American College Health Association. C of I Director of Health and Wellness Services Barbie Vander Boegh, RN, was selected as the 2017 recipient of the ACHA’s E. Dean Lovett Award for Exemplary Contributions to a College Health Program.

C of I theatre set for spring play 'The Water Engine'

The College of Idaho Department of Theatre & Speech Arts will bring audiences back into the days of radio plays with its spring theatre production, The Water Engine. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s dramatic, 1977 send up of 1934’s Chicago World’s Fair, follows the rise of an amateur inventor’s clever engine design that threatens to change the landscape of energy technology forever.

Model UN team honored at national conference

The College of Idaho’s Model United Nations team continued its streak of award-winning performances over Spring Break, earning Distinguished Delegation honors at the National Model United Nations conference in New York City. The Distinguished Delegation award is the second-highest honor a team can earn at NMUN—and it is an extraordinary achievement for the C of I’s six-student delegation, which stood out amongst more than 3,000 students representing 200 colleges and 140 countries.  

‘YoteFort’ takes over Boise music festival

C of I alumna Ana Lete ’16 gives a first-hand account of her experience performing at Boise's Treefort Music Fest--and she wasn't the only artist with ties to The College of Idaho.

Now in its sixth year, Treefort Music Fest turns the normally quiet Boise music scene into a hopping hipster city. As the festival grows, more people are flocking to Boise to soak in new sounds, and, as Mac Demarco’s guitarist said, “visit the Basque Museum.” This year, Treefort hosted 419 bands to play during the five-day festival March 22-27.

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