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Whittenberger Planetarium hosts February public show

Explore the final frontier at The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium! The New Horizons spacecraft will be the lead topic when the planetarium hosts its next public show at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 inside Boone Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The recently renovated Planetarium, which now features new cove lights and handicapped access, will explore the New Horizons mission, which left Earth in 2006 en route to Pluto. The spacecraft will fly by Pluto in July. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 4-17. 

College of Idaho holds Project Linus blanket drive

Valentine’s Day is all about snuggling up and celebrating the season of love. And this month, The College of Idaho will share its love with the local community by helping make blankets for sick and underprivileged children through a Project Linus blanket drive at the Karcher Mall in Nampa.

“The best blankets are the ones that are made with love,” said C of I student Allyson Sander. “And what better way to share your love with the world than by making a blanket for someone who needs a little security in their lives?”

‘Quest’ magazine honored at CASE VIII Conference

For the third time since 2012, The College of Idaho’s Quest magazine has been recognized for excellence by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s District VIII Recognition Program. The article “Purple Reign,” written by Quest editor Jordan Rodriguez, received a silver award in the “News Writing" category during the 2015 CASE VIII Conference held this week in Seattle.

C of I Scholarship Gala celebrates the written word

For more than 120 years, The College of Idaho has produced graduates who thrive in the language arts. Thanks to writing-intensive coursework and mentoring by outstanding professors including beloved author and historian Louie Attebery, renowned rhetorician Ralph Berringer and current Idaho Writer-in-Residence Diane Raptosh, the written word has long been a vital part of every C of I student’s education.

C of I football team unveils 2015 recruiting class

College of Idaho head football coach Mike Moroski will announce his initial 2015 recruiting class throughout today. As signed Frontier Conference Letter of Intents begin to roll in, YoteAthletics.com will be posting the names as well as a quick profile of each new Yote.

C of I football team set for National Signing Day

The College of Idaho football team is asking all Coyote fans to come out for a National Letter of Intent Day party Wednesday, Feb. 4, to celebrate the 2015 recruiting class.

The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MickeyRay's Barbeque (980 North Milwaukee in Boise –north of the Boise Town Center Mall) – held in conjunction with ESPN Boise's Signing Day extravaganza.

Head coach Mike Moroski and his entire staff will be on hand to talk about his new recruits, along with many of the new, local Coyote recruits.

NYC of I: Students give back in the Big Apple

The temperature hung around 25 degrees as Zoe Roberts and two other College of Idaho students stood for 12 hours in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, smashed like the cream filling in an Oreo. They had no food. They had no water. They couldn’t leave to go to the bathroom. 

Survival mode kicked in.

The family standing next to them had brought food. When they were done eating, they freed up their hands by tossing the bags to the ground.

C of I president publishes Idaho Statesman Op-Ed

C of I President Marv Henberg recently had a guest opinion piece published in the Idaho Statesman. In the article, President Henberg points out the value of a private, liberal arts education at The College of Idaho—which remains highly affordable and accessible in spite of the widely-held belief that private education is cost-prohibitive. Click here to see the piece on the Statesman's website, or read on.

C of I students launch Smash Bros. Nintendo club

Shots were fired and punches thrown Thursday night as a massive brawl broke out inside the basement of Anderson Hall on The College of Idaho campus. It was a melee of students employing swords, baseball bats and fireball gloves to demolish one another.

Fortunately, no one suffered any injuries—unless you count hurt pride. That’s because the fighting took place within the world of Super Smash Bros., a popular Nintendo game.

‘Pen’itentiary: C of I students delve into incarceration through literature

Buzzzzzzz. The metal door opened and a crowd of College of Idaho students cascaded through the concrete-casted hallway into Cell Block A — maximum security.

“Can they see our faces?” one of the girls asked a sheriff’s deputy.

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