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Orma J. Smith Museum displays exhibit at BAM

The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History is partnering with Boise Art Museum to exhibit a collection of artifacts – many of which have never been seen by the public – as part of a new, year-long exhibition at BAM. The exhibit “Origins: Material Objects of Culture” opens Feb. 23 and will run through Jan. 12, 2014 at BAM, located at the entrance of Julia Davis Park in Downtown Boise.

Israeli journalist to discuss peace in the Middle East

One of Israel’s most respected journalists will discuss prospects for achieving peace in the Middle East during a March 4 lecture at The College of Idaho.

Gil Hoffman, chief political correspondent and analyst for The Jerusalem Post, will present his talk at 3 p.m. in the Sterry Hall Hendren Boardroom on campus as part of the College’s Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Lectureship in Judaic Studies. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts February public show

The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium is exploring the planets Mercury and Mars this month. Come learn about these alien worlds and see the latest findings and images captured by NASA spacecraft during recent voyages during the February public show, set for 7 p.m. Feb. 20 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The show also will include a quick tour of the constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky this month.   

Reinstated Coyote football team signs first recruit

The newly reinstated College of Idaho football team has its first signee. Head coach Mike Moroski introduced the first member of his initial recruiting class Feb. 11 as Eagle High School senior Marcus Lenhardt signed a Frontier Conference Letter of Intent.

Lenhardt, a 6-foot-4 tight end, was an All-Southern Idaho Conference performer at Eagle during the 2012 season. He made 27 catches for 343 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Mustangs reach their fifth consecutive 5A state tournament.

Alumni establish The Green Zoo Arts Collective

What do you get when you throw together seven C of I alumni, a stage and endless creativity? A zoo…a Green Zoo that is. Recent graduates Thomas Newby ’11, Mike Ward ’11, Anthony Parry ’12, Jeff Young ’12, Fred Loucks ’12, Kylie Jones ’12 and Ricardo Osuna ’12 have taken their College of Idaho experience in the arts to the next level with a venture into the business world. Combining their passions for theatre and music, this young and talented group has established a limited liability company under a unique title: The Green Zoo Arts Collective.

Student researchers attend national psych conference

Can practicing mindfulness and meditation lead to reduced stress levels? Will watching political satire shape a person’s political views? Do our personalities influence the types of video games we play, or vice versa? College of Idaho students are looking for answers to these questions as undergraduate researchers in psychology professor Dr. Meredith Minear’s Cognitive Plasticity Lab.

C of I to host FAFSA completion event

The College of Idaho will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 in Covell Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Financial aid and admission staff from the College will be on hand to answer questions and assist students and their families in filling out their FAFSA paperwork. All students are welcome to attend the event, free of charge, regardless of where they plan to attend college. Returning C of I students also are welcome to receive assistance with the filing process.

Howlin’ Yotes end season, prepare for nationals

The College of Idaho speech and debate team recently completed its regular season, racking up numerous team and individual honors at the Northwest Forensic Conference Championship Tournament in Bellingham, Wash. The Howlin’ Yotes received a Division II Conference Gold for season-long competition while placing third in the speech competition and second in debate.

C of I Scholarship Gala to celebrate athletic tradition

For more than 100 years, The College of Idaho has combined its outstanding academic rigor with a proud tradition of athletic success. From late, great heroes such as supermarket magnate Joe Albertson and National Football League innovator R.C. Owens to current stars like 2012 Major League Baseball draftee Izaac Garsez and two-time national champion distance runner Hillary Holt, the C of I has been home to countless student-athletes who have excelled both in the classroom and in sport. 

Classes, campus operations cancelled

Classes and regular College operations are cancelled today, Jan. 24, due to current and forecast inclement weather conditions. Bon Appetit will be open to serve meals today.

College personnel required to perform essential functions should check with managers regarding work schedules.

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