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College recognizes MLK Jr. with day full of events

On Monday, Jan. 18, the nation will celebrate one of the most influential leaders of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. Joining in the celebration, The College of Idaho will host a day of campus-wide recognition and special events.

“The College of Idaho has designated MLK Day as a day of special recognition wherein energies generally devoted to classes are channeled toward reflection on human rights and the social justice values extolled by Dr. King,“ said Paul Bennion, C of I vice president for student affairs and dean of students.

Caldwell Fine Arts presents Cirque Zíva acrobats

The College of Idaho and Caldwell Fine Arts are pleased to present the Golden Dragon Acrobats, direct from Broadway in Cirque Zíva. This all-ages show will dazzle with brilliant feats of athleticism and beauty, celebrating a centuries-old art form. The performance is set for Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Tickets start at $20 for adults or $10 for children and can be purchased at www.caldwellfinearts.org or by calling (208) 459-5275.

Mellon Foundation awards C of I $100,000 grant

The College of Idaho has received a $100,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of digital liberal arts education. The grant, which will help fund curricular and pedagogical planning at the C of I, is the first award the College has received from The Mellon Foundation. It also marks the first foundation grant cultivated by new C of I President Charlotte Borst.

C of I alumnus discovers MLB’s postseason star

Tied 2-2 in the sixth inning of Game 5 of the National League Divisional Series, New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy dug in 60 feet away from one of baseball’s best pitchers. With a full count, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Zach Greinke let loose a fastball destined for the inside corner of the plate.             

It never got there.

Niche names C of I a Top-150 school, No. 1 in Idaho

The College of Idaho has once again been named one of the best colleges in the nation, and tops in Idaho, this time by Niche in its 2016 “Best Colleges” rankings of 1,164 schools in the United States. 

Considering factors such as academics, campus quality, student life, professors and more, the C of I received an “A-” overall grade and landed at No. 149 nationally. Click here to see the C of I profile on Niche.

C of I marketing director honored as CASE Rising Star

College of Idaho Director of Marketing & Communications Jordan Rodriguez has been named a 2016 Rising Star by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Rodriguez will be honored at the upcoming CASE District VIII Conference, taking place Feb. 3-5 in Calgary, Alberta.

C of I student pursues career as singer/songwriter

What’s the difference between having a dream and making it your reality? Well, Walt Disney once said, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” And that is exactly what College of Idaho senior Ana Lete is doing.

Lete recently released her original song, “Aspens,” on iTunes, Bandcamp, and other music platforms as she pursues a career as a singer-songwriter. But what is it about songwriting that attracts the young musician?

“It’s a fun way to kind of capture moments in your life,” Lete said.

Volleyball earns fourth consecutive CCC title

It’s hard enough to win a championship in any sport. It’s even harder to repeat. Chances are slim to hoist the trophy three times in a row. And going for four? Nearly impossible.

But don’t tell that to the three senior members of The College of Idaho volleyball team, who defied the laws of probability by never losing a Cascade Conference Championship match during their collegiate careers.

Talk about going out on top.

Whittenberger Foundation, C of I continue partnership

Longtime Idaho elementary school teacher Ethel Bales Whittenberger dedicated her life to improving the quality of life for children and young people. Today, the Whittenberger Foundation, established upon Mrs. Whittenberger’s death in 1970, continues to embody that same spirit of giving back. 

C of I named a top-five value in USA Today

The College of Idaho is one of America’s premier value colleges, according to a Dec. 10 article in USA Today. The article, citing data from College Factual’s most recent ranking of America's “Best 10 Colleges for the Money,” lists the C of I at No. 5 among more than 1,200 schools nationwide. The College earned high marks for its distinctive PEAK Curriculum, its high graduation rate and its strong combination of academic quality and economic value.

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