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College of Idaho Insights discusses free speech

In today's episode of College of Idaho Insights, faculty members discuss the 1st Amendment issues involved in a recent controversial billboard in Idaho and comments from the mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco that Chick-fil-A stores aren't welcome in their cities.

C of I alumna awarded Boren Fellowship

Middleton native and College of Idaho alumna Alison Rabe never has been afraid to aim high. Rabe was elected student body president at the C of I and, after graduating in 2010, was accepted into the College of William and Mary, one of the nation’s top law schools.

C of I appoints business and accounting director

The College of Idaho has hired Dr. Scott Johnson as director of its business and accounting program. Johnson comes to the College from the University of Greenwich in London, where he has worked as a lecturer and employer liaison for the business school since 2008. He previously has served as a professor at Southeast Missouri State University and San Jose State University and held several visiting lecturer positions. At the C of I, Johnson will direct one of the College’s fastest-growing academic departments while also serving as a professor of business.

Students take salmon campaign statewide

From Pocatello to Coeur d’Alene, Boise to Redfish Lake, two College of Idaho students are crossing the state this summer to introduce Idahoans to Lonesome Larry – dubbed the most interesting fish in the world. 

Lonesome Larry’s story is both heroic and tragic said Annie Morrison, a senior environmental studies major who is leading the Idaho Rivers United-sponsored education campaign with classmate Joe Pickett, a senior mathematics and physical sciences major.

Idaho Humanities Council institute comes to C of I

The College of Idaho is set to host a week-long institute for Idaho schoolteachers entitled “Visionary Landscapes: Willa Cather and the Search for Place in the West.” Supported by the IHC’s Endowment for Humanities Education and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the institute will offer 34 Idaho teaching fellows the opportunity to explore the novels of classic American author Willa Cather, including My Ántonia and Death Comes for the Archbishop.  The institute runs July 22-27 and includes a series of free public lectures inside Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I

Gifts totaling $250,000 to support football

Three long-time supporters of The College of Idaho have made gifts totaling $250,000 to support the reinstatement of the College’s football program.

John and Linda Bequette, co-chairs of the steering committee that is raising funds for football, have contributed $150,000 toward the effort, while Bernie McCain, who with her late husband Warren McCain provided many generous gifts including the College’s McCain Scholarships, has made a $100,000 gift.

Former C of I player Garsez joins Boise Hawks

Former College of Idaho baseball player Izaac Garsez has been called up to play for the Boise Hawks. The Hawks, in conjunction with their parent club, the Chicago Cubs, announced the move prior to their July 17 home game versus the Yakima Bears. Garsez, an outfielder, was promoted to replace Bijan Rademacher, who was promoted to the Peoria Chiefs. Garsez is expected to be in the starting lineup on Tuesday night.

College raises more than $5 million for 2012 fiscal year

Alumni and friends of The College of Idaho have once again shown powerful support for the school and its commitment to providing an outstanding liberal arts education that prepares students to thrive. For the 2012 fiscal year, which ended June 30, the College raised more than $5.3 million, enjoyed a sizable increase in alumni fundraising and matched the 36 percent alumni giving record established in 2011.

Obamacare decision discussed on Insights

In today's episode of College of Idaho Insights, two professors discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Obamacare ruling, the justices differing opinions, the ramifications of the ruling and the impact of the decision on this year's presidential election.

The roundtable features College of Idaho professors Kerry Hunter and Jasper LiCalzi from the Department of Political Economy.

C of I hires two directors in College Relations

The College of Idaho has hired successful fundraiser Jack Cafferty and long-time educator Sally Skinner as director of development and director of alumni and parent relations, respectively.

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