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Whittenberger Foundation, C of I continue partnership

Longtime Idaho elementary school teacher Ethel Bales Whittenberger dedicated her life to improving the quality of life for children and young people. Today, the Whittenberger Foundation, established upon Mrs. Whittenberger’s death in 1970, continues to embody that same spirit of giving back. 

C of I named a top-five value in USA Today

The College of Idaho is one of America’s premier value colleges, according to a Dec. 10 article in USA Today. The article, citing data from College Factual’s most recent ranking of America's “Best 10 Colleges for the Money,” lists the C of I at No. 5 among more than 1,200 schools nationwide. The College earned high marks for its distinctive PEAK Curriculum, its high graduation rate and its strong combination of academic quality and economic value.

C of I student lands big internship with Deloitte

There sat the 16th president of the United States, staring down upon the National Mall from his white marble chair. There stood College of Idaho junior Hunter Brodt, looking up at the 19-foot statue of Abraham Lincoln on his first visit to the nation’s capital. 

Brodt’s phone rang. A representative from Deloitte, a professional services company, was on the other end.

After a day of interviews, the kid from the small liberal arts school in Caldwell would learn if he had received an internship with one of the biggest accounting companies in the world.

C of I Planetarium hosts second December show

Due to popular demand, The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium will host a second Winter Solstice program at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The show will explore the circumstances that bring about the long, cold winter nights and also take a look at the constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky this month. Costs are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 3-17.

C of I named a Top School for Skiers & Snowboarders

The College of Idaho has been featured as one of “America’s Best Colleges for Skiing and Snowboarding” by the website The C of I ranks No. 22 overall and is the only Idaho school on the national list of 25 colleges and universities. Featured schools were chosen based on proximity to resorts, affordability, accessibility, and the availability of student skiing and snowboarding clubs. 

C of I Board of Trustees to match December gifts

This December, when you give to The College of Idaho in support of student scholarships, new buildings, faculty, athletics and more, the C of I Board of Trustees will match your gift, dollar for dollar, up to $250! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to double the impact of your gift!

C of I professor receives Murdock Trust grant

According to the Idaho Department of Lands, approximately 740,000 acres burned across the state of Idaho in 2015. The majority of those acres were found in Idaho forests, which house some of the best river and stream habitats for salmon spawning.

C of I takes part in #GivingTuesday

The holidays offer a weekend of ‘door-buster’ deals and shopping. But at their core, they remind us to be thankful for what we have and ever mindful of others. That’s why a global day of giving back was instituted in 2012 with #GivingTuesday.

Upcoming C of I Film Fest features fun flicks

In the pioneering spirit of film forefathers Auguste and Louis Lumière, The College of Idaho is hosting its first ever film festival.

Come out to McCain Theater at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, for a night of movie magic on the silver screen. The C of I’s Digital Video Class and Film Society Club are hosting the event, which will feature several short films followed by the premiere and awards ceremony for select short videos produced by the ART-207 Digital Video Class.

President Borst publishes Idaho Statesman Op-Ed

College of Idaho President Charlotte Borst recently published a guest opinion piece in the Idaho Statesman. The article focused on the College's recent decision to adopt a test-optional admission policy. Click here to read the Op-Ed on the Idaho Statesman's website, or see the full article below.


Test-optional format is good for College of Idaho, students  

By Charlotte Borst, President, The College of Idaho