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C of I men's lacrosse team enjoys banner year

It has been a year of unprecedented achievement for Coach Matt Gier and The College of Idaho men’s lacrosse team.

After the most successful regular season in program history, the Yotes (8-3) found themselves in their first-ever Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League Tournament game last Saturday. The Yotes were victorious, knocking off Puget Sound 16-6 to reach this weekend’s tournament semifinals. Junior attacker Ian Williams and sophomore Dillon Green each tossed in five goals to lead the Yotes, who take a three-game winning streak into the final weekend of the season.

C of I student receives grant to study native trout

Nestled among a crevice in the Boise foothills beneath Bogus Basin Road lies tiny Dry Creek. The small stream is nearly undetectable from the road, yet it houses a treasure to ichthyologists—genetically pure Columbia River redband trout.

Recently, College of Idaho junior Sarah Walsh was awarded a $1,500 grant from the Northwest Scientific Association to aid her research of redband trout population genetics in the Dry Creek. Out of a field of 73 proposals, Walsh’s project was one of 10 awarded funding.

C of I to host Purple and Gold Game on Saturday

The College of Idaho will cap its spring football drills this Saturday, May 2, hosting the Purple and Gold Game at Simplot Stadium.

The intrasquad scrimmage game, set to begin at 11 a.m., will pit the Yotes’ offense against the defense in a scripted four quarter contest, with special teams segments breaking up the quarters.  

Admission to the Spring Game is free and open to the public. The game also will be broadcast live on 1350 KTIK-AM with Dave Tester and Kelly Barbour.  

Key details for fans attending the Purple and Gold Game include:

C of I set to host Tess Gallagher Poetry Reading

The College of Idaho, in conjunction with the Idaho Commission on the Arts, will host a special appearance and poetry reading by Tess Gallagher on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in the third floor Sterry Hall Board Room.

Gallagher is an author of short fiction and poetry, including her most recent poetry work Midnight Lantern: New and Selected Poems.

“We brave into ourselves each time

we put on our lantern-light

and step out—as a gleam steps

out its overlapping forms

to lift a path from its nest of darkness.”

C of I students win at BPA state competition

The College of Idaho has a tradition of winning, with 23 athletic national championships since 2011. But success in competition isn’t limited to C of I student-athletes. Recently, College of Idaho sophomores Levi Orr and Hunter Brodt took first place in their respective categories at the Idaho Business Professionals of America state leadership conference.

The victory was gratifying for Orr, who is the Idaho state BPA post-secondary president, and for Brodt, who was competing in his first BPA competition.

C of I awarded two Davis Projects for Peace

The molecule is made up of three little atoms—two of the hydrogen variety and one oxygen. But the combined structure makes up a key element essential to life.

While water is abundant on Earth—about 71 percent of the planet’s surface is covered by it—clean, drinkable water isn’t. According to actionagainsthunger.org, nearly two billion people worldwide drink unsafe water. But this summer, two College of Idaho students are working to fix that problem.

C of I Greek chapters shine a light on philanthropy

College of Idaho students often organize events for the benefit of others. And one of the driving forces behind many such service projects is the active Greek life organizations on campus. April has been a particularly busy month for the seven C of I fraternities and sororities, many of which are holding their major annual philanthropy events.

C of I set for 10th Student Research Conference

The College of Idaho will celebrate undergraduate research, scholarship and creative work during its tenth annual Student Research Conference, which will start at noon on Saturday, April 25, in the Langroise Recital Hall on the  C of I campus in Caldwell.

This year’s conference will feature more than 50 student scholarly and creative presentations representing all academic disciplines.

Rosenthal Gallery displays C of I Senior Art Exhibition

The College of Idaho Department of Art is pleased to announce “MMXV”, the 2015 Senior Art Exhibition that will be displayed April 24 through May 16 at the Rosenthal Gallery of Art inside Blatchley Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell.

C of I students join hands against sexual assault

Every 107 seconds, an American falls victim to sexual assault. But students at The College of Idaho want people to know: “It’s on Us” to stop sexual assault and create a community of respect.

The “It’s on Us” pledge is a commitment to prevent sexual assault by recognizing that non-consensual sex is sexual assault, identifying situations in which assaults may occur, intervening in situations where consent has not or cannot be given, and creating an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

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