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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the wonders of our galaxy as the Whittenberger Planetarium hosts its monthly public show at 7 p.m. April 7 on The College of Idaho campus.
The night’s theme will be solar eclipses, as the United States will experience a full solar eclipse this August, as the moon perfectly aligns between the earth and the sun. Even better, the path of totality will travel through Idaho! Guests will also get an overview of constellations, planets, and moon visible in the April night sky.
The College of Idaho is set to host its first ever Giving Day—a 24-hour event for alumni, students, friends and the entire community to support and celebrate the College! Giving Day is set for Tuesday, April 11, and will include challenges and fun ways to get involved both on campus and online.
“Giving Day embodies the community of love and support we enjoy on this campus,” said C of I Director of Development Jack Cafferty ’97. “We encourage the entire C of I family to get involved and make it a day to remember. Together, we can impact the future of the College in amazing ways.”
The College of Idaho has added a creative mind and experienced leader to its administrative team, hiring Dr. David Douglass to serve as Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Douglass will finish out the academic year at Willamette University, where he has served as an academic and student affairs dean, before joining the C of I this summer.