Explore the wonders of our galaxy as the Whittenberger Planetarium hosts its fall public shows at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 on The College of Idaho campus.
Enjoy a night of getting familiar with the October/November skies, the constellations, and planets visible. Then, take in the sights of Jupiter as seen by the Juno spacecraft, which launched in 2011 and started orbiting Jupiter this past July. Learn what has been shared by NASA about the formation and evolution of the largest planet in our solar system.
College of Idaho Speech and Debate Director Kyle Cheesewright asked his Howlin’ Yotes debate team if anyone wanted to represent the C of I at College Debate ’16. During the September event, students from around the country gathered at Dominican University in California to “empower young voters to identify issues and engage peers in the presidential election."
“I was like, ‘Sure, I’ll do it,’” said C of I senior Frank Gigray. “And then Kyle told me my plane left in a week.”
This fall, Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery engaged in a week-long residency on The College of Idaho campus as part of a Caldwell Fine Arts performance. Most notably, the group created a sand mandala painting in the Langroise Foyer. Amidst the awe-inspiring throat singing, the beating of drums, and a lot of time spent playing with colored sand, C of I student reporter Austin Kirkham had the opportunity to sit down and ask a few questions to one of the monks, Geshe Loden.
On October 13, C of I alumnus Sean Dahlman presented “Scores for Short Horror Films,” one of the featured events of the annual Idaho Horror Film Festival. Dahlman has worked with the festival for several years, and he took a moment to talk about the show, as well as other current projects with student reporter Austin Kirkham.
What projects have you been involved with since graduating from The College of Idaho?
With 2,300 farms covering more than 300,000 acres, it’s easy to see that farming is a crucial part of life in Canyon County. But what roles do farming and farmland use play in our rapidly changing world?
This summer, 10 College of Idaho students and several professors joined representatives from 10 other Idaho institutions to take part in the 2016 Idaho INBRE Statewide Research Conference. The conference, held in Moscow, featured posters, pictures and presentations on the latest biomedical research.
And of the 15 awards given out, C of I students snagged four.
College of Idaho student Emily Hawgood is part of the cross-country, track, and swim teams. And now, she’ll represent the College and the entire student-athlete body of the Cascade Collegiate Conference as Chair of the CCC Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
At last week’s conference, Hawgood, a senior from Beatrice, Zimbabwe, was chosen by her peers from fellow institutions across the CCC to chair the organization.
Fall semester is well under way, and The College of Idaho campus is as vibrant and culturally diverse as ever. The C of I is home to 71 international students representing 49 countries this year, but for the first time, three of those students are part of a direct exchange program.
Emily Tian, Patricia Xinyi, and Taxwen Tin have traveled nearly 7,000 miles from the China University of Politics and Law in Beijing, China, to study in Caldwell.
“I wanted to experience a different culture, the western culture and the western educational system,” Xinyi said.
Excited for another season of Yotes basketball? Then head out to “Meet the Yotes” night!
Before action tips off this fall at The College of Idaho, the C of I basketball coaches and teams want to meet you—the students, fans, season ticket holders and the entire Caldwell community who provide an electric home-court atmosphere for the Yotes.