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The College of Idaho CEL hosts Internship Info Night

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” And this fall, students looking to get involved in a real-life application of the skills they are learning at The College of Idaho are encouraged to come out to Internship Information Night, hosted by the C of I Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 in Boone Hall room 103.

C of I student preps for ‘One Young World’ Summit

College of Idaho student Aminata Mbodj’s dad calls her a nationalist. Growing up in Senegal, she was exposed to the day-to-day realities of a developing country and learned the mentality of the people as she tried to put herself in their shoes. That experience fostered a passion within her to transform the land she calls home.

C of I hoops teams set for 'Meet the Yotes' night

Are you excited and ready to don your purple and fill the gym for a new season of Coyote basketball? We are, too! But before action tips off this fall at The College of Idaho, the C of I basketball coaches and teams want to meet you—the students, fans, season ticket holders and the entire Caldwell community who provide an electric home-court atmosphere for the Yotes.

C of I musicians perform at Idaho Horror Film Festival

A talented quartet of College of Idaho musicians will perform Friday inside Boise’s historic Egyptian Theatre as part of the second annual Idaho Horror Film Festival.

Composer Sean Dahlman, a 2104 C of I graduate, has written an original score to the silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. His eerie composition will be performed live during a screening of the film at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, as one of the festival’s signature events. Dahlman and fellow alumnus Kyle True ’14 will perform along with current C of I students Ashton Jenicek and Tasha Sitz.

Anthropologist headlines Carter-Chalker Lectureship

The College of Idaho’s Carter-Chalker Lectureship on Faith and Contemporary Issues is set to host renowned anthropologist Dr. Tanya Marie Luhrmann for an Oct. 27 campus visit and public lecture.  Luhrmann’s stay will include class visits, a Q & A session and the free public lecture “Hearing God: Why People Experience the Same God Differently in Different Parts of the World,” which is set for 7 p.m. in the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. 

C of I lab studies vaping effects on bone health

Enjoy the puff, without the harmful stuff. That’s how electronic cigarettes have been marketed. But with little research on how e-cigarettes and vaping can affect the human body, questions remain as to how safe this rapidly growing “safer alternative” to smoking really is.

After hearing that traces of heavy metals have been found in the vapor of e-cigarettes, College of Idaho biology professor Dr. Sara Heggland and her INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) lab decided to investigate.

C of I prints special 125th anniversary issue of Quest

The College of Idaho’s yearlong celebration of its 125th anniversary year continues with its publishing of the fall 2015 issue of Quest magazine, which is in mailboxes now. The issue is a special “C of I 125” edition in recognition of the College’s 125-year history of excellence.

‘The Virtuoso of Ukulele Players’ to play in Caldwell

Jake Shimabukuro has a lot in common with the humble ukulele he plays; both are mixtures of island and outside influences, and combinations of modern and historical traditions. Jake combines the qualities of a long line of virtuoso ukulele players with modern rock musicians to create a sound that’s uniquely his own but still firmly grounded in Hawaiian tradition.

C of I research lab studies crayfish, aquatic systems

Crayfish, crawdad, crawfish, or if in Australia, Yabbie. College of Idaho biology professor Dr. Mark Gunderson doesn’t care what you call the lobster-like, freshwater crustacean. For him and his team of INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) lab students, crayfish could be a key model organism used to look at the impacts of environmental contaminants in aquatic systems.

This day in C of I history: The Hair Cutting Fracas

On the day of October 3, 1929, a story appeared in The College of Idaho’s Coyote that can only be described as “barberous.” The story described the last hair-cutting fracas, an underclassmen battle for supremacy betwixt C of I freshmen and sophomores, to take place on the C of I campus. The fracas had been replaced by the “Ball Rush” that year and for good reason. A harrowing first-hand account of the last fracas follows: