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This day in C of I history: In the trenches of WWI

From the Nov. 16, 1916 issue of the Coyote comes insight into life inside the trenches of the Great War from Andrew Bennett Thompson, who attended the C of I from 1914-1915. The son of Rev. and Mrs. Charles Thompson, Andrew was born in Hwangyen, a province of Chekiang, China while his parents were missionaries. He enlisted with the 72nd Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Vancouver in September 1915, and crossed to England with that unit in April of the following year.

Caldwell Fine Arts presents 'The Nutcracker'

The Treasure Valley community will experience the holiday magic and wonder of the world’s most beloved ballet when Caldwell Fine Arts and the Eugene Ballet Company present The Nutcracker at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.1 inside The College of Idaho's Jewett Auditorium.

Veterans transfer skills to C of I classroom

They walk among us, blending into the daily parade of people through Morrison Quadrangle. At first glance, they look like any other student. But their military service is what allows The College of Idaho community—and our entire nation—to enjoy our daily freedoms.

For Army veterans Matthew McCauley, Wes Dockstader and Pamela Dockstader, joining the military helped shape and provide guidance for their lives. It also opened the door to higher education and the chance to study at Idaho’s best college.

Caldwell ready to ‘Go Purple’ for Yotes basketball

“Paint the City of Caldwell Purple,” C of I athletic director Marty Holly said. And thanks to the efforts of the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce along with C of I athletics, “Go Purple” became a reality this fall with local businesses offering special deals to those sporting purple clothing on Fridays before C of I home football games.

And as the football season comes to a close this weekend, the C of I wants to encourage the community to ‘Go Purple’ as Yotes basketball enters another exciting season in the J.A. Albertson Activities Center.

Ski team hosts fundraiser, shows Warren Miller film

Does the cooler weather have you itching to strap on your skis or snowboard? Then join The College of Idaho ski program as it partners with the Bogus Basin Ski Club to show the latest Warren Miller ski film, Chasing Shadows, which premieres at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Egyptian Theatre in downtown Boise. 

C of I students, staff volunteer at Huntington’s Disease walk

At The College of Idaho, students aren’t only mentored to be well-rounded individuals. They’re also prepared to become valued members of society and the local community. And sometimes that includes helping out beyond the campus community.

This fall, several C of I students and staff helped out at the Huntington’s Disease Society of America Team Hope Walk at Veterans Memorial Park in Boise, helping the society put on a successful event that raised more than $15,000.

The College of Idaho adopts test-optional admissions

Since the days of founding President William Judson Boone, The College of Idaho has welcomed all students to challenge themselves and discover their full academic potential.

This fall, the C of I is continuing its 125-year tradition of providing access to excellence in education by adopting a standardized test-optional admission policy. It is a move that will allow more students than ever to apply to the College based on the strengths of their entire academic portfolios.  

C of I theatre department to tell ‘The Winter’s Tale’

A magnificent tale of jealousy, blame, regret, loss, love, longing, and, ultimately, redemption. And it’s all done as only the master of word and feeling can do it.

The College of Idaho Department of Theatre and Speech Arts proudly presents its fall production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. nightly from Nov. 5-7 and Nov. 12-14 in the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. A special matinee show at 2 p.m. on Nov. 15 will cap the two-week long production.

Rosenthal Gallery opens new exhibit ‘Getting There’

Check out the exciting new art now on display in The Rosenthal Gallery of Art on The College of Idaho campus. Artist Tom Hughes presents Getting There, a body of new work that focuses on the nature of travel, memory, and one’s perspective on places visited.

C of I cellists create ‘Music from the Fringe’

This summer, ten musicians and composers descended upon The College of Idaho campus to take part in Music from the Fringe 2. Set up by Langroise Trio cellist Sam Smith and his wife Nancy, Music from the Fringe combined a remote-viewing experience to produce a brand-new musical work that will premiere when the Boise Cello Collective takes the stage at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in Jewett Auditorium.

“We’re probably the only people on the planet that use remote viewing for music,” Nancy Smith said.