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C of I completes Boone Science Hall renovation

The College of Idaho’s primary undergraduate research facility has completed its transformation from the Space Age to the Digital Age thanks to a recent $2.3 million, Phase II upgrade to Boone Science Hall.

The building—named after founding C of I President William Judson Boone—opened to much fanfare in 1970, but some of the facility’s teaching labs hadn’t changed much since then, until now.

Nine teaching labs have been completely remodeled and updated through the Phase II renovation. The transformation is paying immediate dividends for C of I students and faculty.

Oh, Christmas Tree: Garcia family embraces the C of I

Ribbons and ornaments inhabit the radiating Christmas tree. A stocking hangs beside it, reading “Baby Football Yotes’ First Christmas – 2014 – Stars are born!” The whole scene looks as if a hurricane of purple and gold has rained down upon a corner of the Garcia household.

C of I receives increased INBRE research funding

Student and faculty research and travel, new state-of-the-art lab equipment and increased research stipends—just a few things a new INBRE grant will help fund as The College of Idaho makes strides in biomedical research. 

C of I publishes fall issue of ‘Quest’ magazine

The College of Idaho has printed its fall 2014 issue of ‘Quest’ magazine, which is in mailboxes this week. The fall issue has a theme of “Beginnings,” highlighting many of the exciting new initiatives happening at the College this year.

C of I named one of America's top college values

The College of Idaho has been named one of America’s Best College Values by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The annual report features 300 schools that combine outstanding academics and great economic value. The C of I was included because of its high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt, excellent student-to-faculty ratio, on-campus resources and overall value.

Amanda Frickle ’12 transitions from Rhodes Scholar to politics

Coming from a middle-class family in Montana, Amanda Frickle never believed she would study at one of the world’s most renowned universities; that she would live in the city of dreaming spires; that she would be welcomed to England as a Rhodes Scholar.

It was the encouragement of her College of Idaho professors that enabled Frickle to successfully apply for the scholarship and spend the last year at the University of Oxford as one of 32 Americans to receive academia’s most prestigious award.

Whittenberger Foundation continues C of I support

The Whittenberger Foundation aspires to help children and youth in the areas of education, arts and culture, health, social welfare, recreation and environment. Those goals align perfectly with the mission of The College of Idaho. 

The foundation recently continued its partnership with the C of I, awarding the College $30,000 as part of its Annual Awards Luncheon. In total, 53 educational and charitable organizations throughout Idaho were awarded grants totaling more than $178,000.

C of I featured by national Colleges of Distinction

The College of Idaho is featured in the 2014-15 edition of Colleges of Distinction, a college guide book that features schools it considers the nation’s best places to learn, grow and succeed. Click here to check out the C of I profile, and be sure to share it with your college-bound family and friends! 

C of I names Dr. Charlotte Borst as 13th President

It is a historic day at The College of Idaho, where Dr. Charlotte Borst has been named the 13th president of the Gem State’s oldest private college. Borst, currently vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Whittier College in California, takes office in July 2015 following the retirement of C of I President Marv Henberg. She will become the first female president in the College’s 124-year history.

Caldwell Fine Arts presents ‘The Nutcracker’

Caldwell Fine Arts and The College of Idaho are proud to present Eugene Ballet’s timeless holiday classic The Nutcracker, set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 inside Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The ballet is a treasured holiday tradition for Caldwell Fine Arts as the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy, the scheming Mouse King and the brave Nutcracker Prince capture the imaginations of both children and adults year after year.