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C of I alumna earns Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

Kristine McDivitt Tompkins ’72 has led a life full of accomplishments, from co-founding and leading outdoor clothing company Patagonia to preserving millions of acres of parklands in Argentina and Chile. This year, she will add another accomplishment as a recipient of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, one of the most prestigious prizes any philanthropist can receive.

C of I grad starts fundraiser to improve Palestine school facilities

A mere four days after The College of Idaho’s Commencement ceremony, recent mathematics-computer science graduate Ahmed Arafat ’17 returned to his homeland of Palestine, traveling to the small farming village of Kafa in the West Bank on a mission: to bring water to a place in desperate need of it. Now a month into the project, his mission has expanded toward improving the facilities of Kafa’s primary school, providing necessary basic amenities for the school’s 300 students.

Whittenberger Planetarium offering eclipse overview this July

With a full solar eclipse scheduled to pass over Idaho on Aug. 21, The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium will hold a public show on July 14 to help provide important scientific context for the rare event.

The July 14 show will be the first in a series of public shows set to occur throughout July and August leading up to the eclipse. The show will give viewers the opportunity to receive an overview of the constellations, planets and moon that can be seen in the July skies, as well as an explanation of eclipses and how to safely and properly observe them.

Recent C of I grad shares travel tales from Indonesia

Former Student Experience Blogger and recent political science graduate David Losinski '17 decided to embark on a new adventure following Commencement, flying across the world to spend the summer learning a foreign language in Indonesia! Read below to hear what David has to say about his experiences so far! 

C of I introduces Executive Management Series

The College of Idaho’s Community Learning program will expand this year with the Executive Management Series, a new selection of courses and workshops dedicated toward developing leadership skills within local businesses, from rising young supervisors to experienced business leaders.

C of I art professor selected for art history seminar

As a graduate student, College of Idaho art professor Garth Claassen once spent a summer taking a class at Yale University, where he spent his days visiting the extensive galleries of the Yale Center for British Art. Now an art educator himself, Claassen will return to New Haven, Connecticut from July 24-28 to attend a special week-long seminar designed to provide new context to teaching European art history.

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Olympic gold medalist hosts C of I swim clinic

“Who wants to play a game?” Tyler Clary asked the young swimmers assembled at the edge of the pool inside The College of Idaho’s Albertson Aquatic Center. He smiled at the excited chorus of yeses – a great way to start a clinic to improve their swimming techniques.

Clary, a renowned swimmer best known for winning an Olympic gold medal at the 2012 London games in the 200-meter backstroke, visited the C of I on Thursday to host a pair of clinics for both youth and experienced swimmers through the Fitter & Faster Swim Tour.

C of I students create VR tour of Chinese monastery

Five kilometers northeast of the city center of Chengdu in the heart of China’s Sichuan province lies the Zhaojue Monastery, a temple dating back to the days of the early Tang Dynasty. This remote temple, home to about 200 Buddhist monks, became the project focus for seven students from The College of Idaho, who set out to China to document the temple grounds for the whole world to see.

C of I Community Learning gears up for big summer

From beekeeping and Italian cuisine to Shakespeare and mad scientists, The College of Idaho is prepared to offer its widest range of Community Learning courses yet, with 136 camps and classes for all ages set to begin this summer.

“You’re never too young or too old to learn, whether you’re six-years-old or 106,” said Rebecca Wilhite, C of I’s Director of Special Programs. “Lifelong learning is critical, and you can discover a passion that can follow you for the rest of your life.”