Making the world a better place is not an easy task to accomplish. But for College of Idaho sophomore and Davis Scholar Keneuoe “Kenny” Mphutlane, the opportunity to help others was as simple as giving the shirt off her back.
“I learned about the Rwandan genocide in international politics [class] and what impact it had on women,” said Mphutlane, an international political economy major from Lesotho, Africa. “I then thought it would be best to think of a project that did not just involve giving a handout but instead one that would help young women acquire a skill.”
The majestic and mysterious gas giants will be the topic of discussion when The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium hosts its April public show at 7 p.m. Friday, April 11, inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Find out what makes these giant planets unique – and how you can find them in the sky – during the first of two public shows on gas giants. The show, which costs $4 for adults or $2 for children ages 4-17, also will include an overview of the current and upcoming constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky.
A widely-published scholar of Jewish history and culture and Jewish-Christian relations will be the first to hold The College of Idaho’s newly established Howard Berger-Ray Neilsen Chair in Judaic Studies.
College of Idaho junior Megan Mizuta spent a month in Europe last winter as part of a faculty-led study abroad experience in London. Next fall, Mizuta will return to the British Isles – this time on her own as an Irish American Scholar at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland.
Mizuta, an English literature major from Boise, will spend the fall 2014 semester studying English and Irish literature through the program, which is run by the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities.
The College of Idaho is pleased to offer the George V. Wolfe Endowed Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year in honor of the legendary professor who founded the C of I Department of Political Economy in 1946. The scholarship is awarded each spring to an outstanding C of I student.
The College of Idaho’s Rosenthal Gallery of Art is pleased to announce its spring exhibition, “Balkanization,” featuring the work of C of I alumnus Goran Fazil. The show is open March 7 through April 18, with an opening reception set for 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14. Both the reception and the exhibition – open weekdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. – are free and open to the public.
College of Idaho student Lucas Morse has learned a lot about international affairs during his two years on campus. Next fall, he will have the opportunity to apply that knowledge first-hand in Northern Ireland.
Morse, a sophomore from Boise, has been accepted into the Association of Presbyterian Colleges & Universities’ Irish American Scholar program and will spend the 2014 fall semester studying international political economy at the University of Ulster.