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C of I named to MONEY magazine’s Best Colleges

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Whittenberger Planetarium set for July public show

Explore the final frontier at The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium! The New Horizons mission will be the lead topic when the planetarium hosts its next public show at 7 p.m. July 23 inside Boone Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Learn about the New Horizons mission, which left Earth in 2006 en route to Pluto, and just flew by the planet on July 14. New Horizons is the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth.

Community enjoying C of I Summer Programs

A dozen kids gathered onto the carpet of the Shannon Lounge and sat in a circle. One by one, in a counterclockwise pattern, they counted in Chinese, “yī, èr, sān, sì, wǔ, liù…,” until they reached the number 30. By the end of the week, they’d be counting even higher. 

“The fact that this class is offered on the C of I campus really enhances our culture,” said C of I English professor Dr. Rochelle Johnson, whose daughter Wren attended the class.

“I counted to 100 today,” Wren said after the last day of class.

Cultures Collide: C of I student teaching in China

College of Idaho senior Roxanna Alma-Taya landed in Beijing at midnight. After traveling halfway across the world, she got off the plane alone and unable to speak any Chinese. Trying to find her hotel, contact her university the next day and get around were all challenges to say the least. But in the midst of feeling like a small fish in a large pond, Alma-Taya decided to just keep swimming. 

Coyote football tickets now available online

The College of Idaho is pleased to unveil its new athletics ticket portal, which is now available to fans wanting to purchase tickets for the upcoming 2015 Coyote football season.

Fans can click here to visit the new football ticket portal and purchase tickets.

Over the last four months, the College has partnered with San Francisco-based ticket vendor Vendini to provide an online ticket sales platform for football and basketball tickets.

C of I honors Spring 2015 Dean’s List students

The College of Idaho congratulates the 224 students who made the Spring 2015 Dean’s List. To receive Dean's List recognition, a student must complete at least nine graded credits and achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the semester. Nearly 20 percent of the College’s total enrollment made the spring semester Dean’s List. Students honored are listed below by hometown:

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#MyTopCollege: What do you love about the C of I?

From national championship-winning teams and unparalleled academics to lifelong friendships and memories you’ll never forget, Forbes magazine wants to know what makes the C of I #MyTopCollege.

Aura of the Flora: C of I enjoys rich botany tradition

It has been 85 years since The College of Idaho’s founding president, Dr. William Judson Boone, taught botany. Eighty-five years since the sun beat down upon his fedora-shaded face as he stood in the dusty Owyhee desert and slinked over to inspect and show his students the “ruts” of a plant. But Boone’s spirit—and the botanical prowess of the College—lives on. 

On a warm June morning, several C of I students hopped into a van and headed toward the Boise Mountains. Their first stop was 55.6 miles away from Caldwell at Grimes Creek on Highway 21, near Idaho City.

Dr. Charlotte Borst takes office as President

It is a historic day at The College of Idaho, where Dr. Charlotte Borst has taken office as the 13th president of the Gem State’s oldest private college. Borst is the first woman to hold the presidency in the College’s 124-year history. She comes to the C of I from Whittier College in California, where she served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty. She succeeds President Emeritus Marv Henberg, who recently retired after a successful six-year tenure. 

C of I’s Raptosh to release new poetry book

Straddling street corners from state to state, “sign twirlers” can be found dancing, gyrating and spinning signs to steal the attention of vehicle passersby. 

And it is from the perspective of a female sign twirler that many of the poems in College of Idaho professor Diane Raptosh’s new book, Human Directional, are delivered.

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