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C of I, ISU launch physician assistant program

The College of Idaho and Idaho State University launched a historic collaboration today, the first day of instruction for the schools’ joint Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies program. Twelve students inside newly renovated West Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell joined 30 on Idaho State’s Pocatello campus and 30 more on ISU’s satellite Meridian campus in the program, which links the three classrooms through distance learning technology.

C of I’s first computer science alumni find success

The College of Idaho’s mathematics-computer science program is in its infancy, but that hasn’t stopped its first two alumni—Greg Johnson and Dharmjeet Rattan—from thriving in the professional world.

The two 2014 graduates, who were beginning their senior year when the program was launched, both have found work in the Atlanta, Ga., offices of the human resource software company EPI-USE.

C of I alumna Smith finds purpose helping others

College of Idaho alumna Hailey Smith ’08 had very little idea of what her future would when she arrived at the C of I.

“As I neared graduation from high school, I had an interest in archeology, probably stemming from books and movies that gave me a romanticized idea of what an archeologist is,” Smith recalls. “Since the College didn’t have an archeology program, I signed up for the closest thing: Cultural Anthropology 101.”

C of I set for Purple and Gold Scrimmage

The College of Idaho football team is set to hold its inaugural Purple and Gold Scrimmage on Monday, Aug. 25 – less than two weeks before the Coyotes return to competition after a 37-year hiatus. The scrimmage, which is free and open to the public, kicks off at 6 p.m. inside the newly renovated Simplot Stadium. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and there will be a special pregame program beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Orma J. Smith Museum set for annual Bug Day

The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History is pleased to present Bug Day, the annual celebration of insects that is becoming one of the museum’s signature events. Bug Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children and IBG members.

Student fulfills Japanese reconstruction project

When College of Idaho senior Courtney Indart began a Washington, D.C. internship last winter with Innovations in Civic Participation, her goal was to gain experience with international relations and professional development. What she didn’t know was that her time in the nation’s capital would lead to an opportunity to travel to Japan this summer for a civic engagement project she and her fellow ICP interns helped organize. 

C of I unveils special photo issue of ‘Quest’

The College of Idaho has published its summer 2014 issue of ‘Quest’ magazine, which hits mailboxes this week. For the first time, the magazine is a special edition photo issue, full of pictures that tell current news stories and also reflect upon the College’s 123-year history.

Campus Safety officers honored as life savers

Last September, Campus Safety Lt. Ben Mosley ’07 had come in on his day off to look at the schedule when a man ran into the office screaming, “Man down! Man down!”

Mosley and Corporal Zach Barker ’11 looked out to the tennis courts to see Jack Davis motionless on the ground.

While Barker dialed 911, Mosley grabbed a portable defibrillator and strapped it to Davis’ chest.

The device analyzed Davis’ pulse and came back with the reading: “shock advised.”

C of I releases single-game football tickets

The College of Idaho’s first football game in 37 years is just one month away, and tickets remain available to watch the Coyotes’ historic return to the gridiron. The C of I today has opened single-game ticket sales, with adult seats available for just $11 per game.

C of I among Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges’

The College of Idaho once again has been named one of the nation’s top schools by The Princeton Review in the 2015 edition of its book, "The Best 379 Colleges." In recent years, the C of I has been an annual inclusion in the book, which serves as The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide. 

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