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C of I theatre professor receives Boise City grant

For nearly 20 years, Professor Joe Golden has helped grow and strengthen The College of Idaho theatre department, using his stage experience and collaborating with Professor Mike Hartwell to help students create professional productions while earning respect and acclaim in the Treasure Valley and beyond.

Curtain Call: CFA director Sylvia Hunt set to retire

If you happen to catch the answering machine on College of Idaho alumna Sylvia Hunt’s home phone, you might think you’ve misdialed.

“This is the Caldwell Fine Arts…,” the recorded message starts out.

But it’s really no surprise. Hunt works tirelessly to promote the fine arts. Starting in 1981, when Hunt took over as executive director from her mentor and celebrated College of Idaho music professor Richard Skyrm, CFA has continued a historic legacy of offering world-class fine arts performances and providing remarkable educational outreach in the local community.

Campus Safety officer earns national scholarship

One spring day, College of Idaho sophomore Bridget Kernan walked into the Campus Safety office to do homework. Then a freshmen, Officer Kernan heard her fellow officers saying, “I want to tell her.” 

Her mind started to race. Was she in trouble? What were they talking about?

They asked her if she’d checked her email. She knew nothing was in there, but checked again anyway. Still nothing. That’s when they told Kernan she was one of three students across the nation to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

C of I set for Inauguration of President Charlotte Borst

The College of Idaho will inaugurate its 13th president, Dr. Charlotte G. Borst, during a 1 p.m. ceremony Oct. 8 in Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell.

Inauguration is open to all C of I faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends as well as working media and invited guests. The ceremony will be followed immediately by a reception in the Langroise Foyer, and all are welcome to attend.

C of I student has life-changing experience in South Africa

On a July day in Johannesburg, South Africa, College of Idaho senior Pragna Naidoo watched as a deathly ill woman walked through the doors of the family practice of Dr. Edmund Foster. The woman could hardly walk. As she sat down, her arms shook trying to hold herself up. She was clinging to life with every ounce of strength she had.

Dr. Foster went over and started feeling specific parts of her body while asking questions. He blatantly told the woman that she had HIV and would die in two months if she didn’t go to a clinic to get help.

Whittenberger Planetarium to host September show

As the Autumnal Equinox is almost here The Whittenberger Planetarium is gearing up to host the September public planetarium show at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21. Planetarium goers will learn the meaning of the equinoxes and solstices, the circumstances that bring them about, and an overview of the constellations, planets, and moon we can see in the September sky. Tickets are $2.50 for children ages 4-17 and $5 for adults. 

C of I’s Mike Safford honored by NAIA

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced today that Mike Safford Jr., longtime College of Idaho Director of Athletic Communications, is the recipient of the 2016 Clarence “Ike” Pearson Award.

Rosenthal Gallery hosts new art exhibition

As you walk into the Rosenthal Gallery of Art, your ears are greeted by the metallic repetition of a clock-like click, clack, click, clack. The background noise of semis idling and the soft exhale of air brakes being released accompany the mechanical metronome.

On a wall, a video projector shows a pumpjack dipping its head to the earth like a chicken pecking seed.

Gone campin: Freshmen enjoy Wilderness Experience

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Summer camp. A beloved pastime of youth spent smelling dry pines, splashing in lakes and rivers, and meeting new faces that soon became old friends. During brisk nights, the moon and stars would shine like crystals as stories were exchanged around the campfire.

C of I honored by ‘U.S. News & World Report’

National recognition for The College of Idaho continues to accumulate as the new school year gets under way. The C of I has once again been named one of America’s top academic institutions, this time by U.S. News & World Report.

The 2016 “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” rankings, released today by U.S. News & World Report, put the Caldwell private college at No. 169. The annual rankings are based upon graduation rate, class size, alumni giving percentage and other key indicators of academic quality.