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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.

The College of Idaho joins Frontier Conference

The College of Idaho will join the Frontier Conference as a football only member in fall 2014 following a vote of the conference’s Council of Presidents, conference commissioner Kent Paulson announced today, June 27.

C of I Insights discusses mental biases

In today's episode of College of Idaho Insights, faculty discuss the thinking errors that lead people - including many intelligent people - to make mistakes and the issues surrounding how reason and emotion impact the decision-making of individuals.

The College of Idaho seeks alumni giving record

By June 30, The College of Idaho looks to set another alumni giving record and achieve the highest giving percentage of any college in the Pacific Northwest.  Alumni and friends of the College have until June 30 to make a tax-deductible gift that will count toward the 2011-2012 fiscal year. To make a quick and easy online gift, please visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/makeagift.

The College of Idaho loses a legend

The College of Idaho lost one of its most beloved alumni when R.C. Owens passed away June 17. Owens was a pioneering star athlete at the College who went on to NFL fame with the San Francisco 49ers. He was 78 years old.

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