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C of I professor volunteers with ‘Ūsful’ nonprofit

You may be able to spot Dr. Marilyn Melchiorre’s car in the parking lot. It’s the one usually overflowing with glass bottles that will soon become repurposed.

When Melchiorre, a College of Idaho professor of business, isn’t in the classroom, she often can be seen helping out as a board member of local nonprofit Ūsful Glassworks. The organization, which recycles empty glass bottles into drinking glasses, wind chimes and more, also helps people get on their feet and back into the workforce by providing them a job and vocational training.

C of I students research deadly brain cancer

College of Idaho senior Nolan Hill injected the fluid that held glioblastoma cells with adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and set the mixture under the lens of a fluorescent microscope. On his computer screen, he watched in real time as the cells responded to the ATP with an influx of calcium.

As part of Dr. Luke Daniels’ INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) lab, Hill, fellow senior Averey Strong, and College of Western Idaho student David Dunn are researching glioblastoma, a fast-growing type of malignant brain tumor.

C of I publishes summer issue of ‘Quest’ magazine

The College of Idaho has printed the summer 2015 issue of its award-winning ‘Quest’ magazine, which is in mailboxes now. The summer issue has a theme of “Diversity,” celebrating the many different people, places, cultures and ideas that have comprised the C of I campus for 125 years.

C of I Outdoor Program on cover of Idaho Magazine

A story showcasing The College of Idaho Outdoor Program was featured on the front cover of the August edition of Idaho Magazine. The story chronicles the week-long spring break 2015 Outdoor Program backpacking trip through Hells Canyon.

Click here to read a snippet of the story in Idaho Magazine.

C of I named to Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges”

The College of Idaho was again named one of the nation’s top schools in The Princeton Review’s 2016 edition of The Best 380 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. 

Going viral: C of I students attend HHMI symposium

Jetblade. The name might sound like the newest Marvel superhero to hit the big screen, but it’s actually the newest bacterial virus analyzed by College of Idaho students. 

This summer, freshman Claire Otero, junior Tran Tran and C of I biology professor of Dr. Ann Koga traveled to the Howard Hughes Medical Center research campus in Virginia for the Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES) symposium. Try saying that ten times fast.

Alum Chris Farnsworth ’93 releases new book

Drink or bathe in its azure waters, and the fount turns back the hands of time. At least, that’s how the legend of the Fountain of Youth goes. And it is this mystical fountain and the fight to escape the clutches of death that serve as the basis for College of Idaho alumnus Chris Farnsworth’s new novel: The Eternal World. 

“I’ve always been fascinated with immortality,” Farnsworth said. “But the story itself came from a couple of movie producers.”

C of I student vies for Boise’s Funniest Person

On a Wednesday night in downtown Boise, College of Idaho senior Eli Nary took the stage for open mic night at Liquid Laughs. It was his first attempt at stand-up comedy. The result, terrible. The experience, thrilling.

Now, four months later, Nary finds himself as one of five finalists for the title of Boise’s Funniest Person  and $1,000, which he’ll compete for on Aug. 1 —but don’t try and get tickets, they’re sold out.

C of I cracks ‘Forbes’ top 200 American colleges

Forbes magazine has released its list of “America’s Top Colleges,” which ranks the top 650 schools in the nation based upon post-graduate success, student satisfaction, student debt, four-year graduation rate and competitive awards.

And this year, The College of Idaho has cracked the top 200 colleges in the nation, landing at No. 195.

Coach Garson blogs about Maccabi Games experience

College of Idaho men's basketball coach Scott Garson served as an assistant coach for the Under-18 United States team at the 2015 European Maccabi Games, held in Berlin, Germany.

The Maccabi Games are an international Jewish sporting event, similar to the Olympics. The 2015 games held special significance as the first Jewish event of this magnitude held on German soil since the Holocaust ended 70 years ago.