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C of I students ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’

It’s not every day you see men wearing high heels, but The College of Idaho community has a knack for coming together to support community members in need.

On April 4, the Yotes did just that, gathering with members of the local community to walk a mile loop around campus and raise awareness about sexual assault and relationship violence. The event concurred with Sexual Assault Awareness month, Child Abuse Awareness Month, and Crime Victims Awareness week—and many male participants wore women’s shoes in a show of support.

Orma J. Smith Museum extends public hours

Thanks to a new hire, The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History has extended its hours to allow for more student, public and volunteer access. The museum is now open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday every week, as well as 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month.

The extended hours are made possible by the recent hire of administrative assistant Diane Rice, the museum’s first official employee. The museum’s many collections, activities and functions are driven primarily by volunteers and student interns.

What's Next? C of I Seniors Ready for Success

One could never accuse senior McKayla Stevens of coasting toward graduation in her final days at The College of Idaho.

In one, early-April weekend, Stevens drove to Spokane for Phi Alpha Theta, the national honors society for history, to present her research. Then, she hopped a flight to California so she could meet with the California Botanical Society in Santa Barbara to present her honors thesis for biology.

History in Washington, biology in California.  In one weekend.

Health & Wellness Director wins national award

The College of Idaho’s commitment to proactive and preventative treatments for its students and their continued health has received national recognition from the American College Health Association. C of I Director of Health and Wellness Services Barbie Vander Boegh, RN, was selected as the 2017 recipient of the ACHA’s E. Dean Lovett Award for Exemplary Contributions to a College Health Program.

C of I theatre set for spring play 'The Water Engine'

The College of Idaho Department of Theatre & Speech Arts will bring audiences back into the days of radio plays with its spring theatre production, The Water Engine. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s dramatic, 1977 send up of 1934’s Chicago World’s Fair, follows the rise of an amateur inventor’s clever engine design that threatens to change the landscape of energy technology forever.

Model UN team honored at national conference

The College of Idaho’s Model United Nations team continued its streak of award-winning performances over Spring Break, earning Distinguished Delegation honors at the National Model United Nations conference in New York City. The Distinguished Delegation award is the second-highest honor a team can earn at NMUN—and it is an extraordinary achievement for the C of I’s six-student delegation, which stood out amongst more than 3,000 students representing 200 colleges and 140 countries.  

‘YoteFort’ takes over Boise music festival

C of I alumna Ana Lete ’16 gives a first-hand account of her experience performing at Boise's Treefort Music Fest--and she wasn't the only artist with ties to The College of Idaho.

Now in its sixth year, Treefort Music Fest turns the normally quiet Boise music scene into a hopping hipster city. As the festival grows, more people are flocking to Boise to soak in new sounds, and, as Mac Demarco’s guitarist said, “visit the Basque Museum.” This year, Treefort hosted 419 bands to play during the five-day festival March 22-27.

C of I Planetarium to host April public show

Explore the wonders of our galaxy as the Whittenberger Planetarium hosts its monthly public show at 7 p.m. April 7 on The College of Idaho campus.

The night’s theme will be solar eclipses, as the United States will experience a full solar eclipse this August, as the moon perfectly aligns between the earth and the sun. Even better, the path of totality will travel through Idaho! Guests will also get an overview of constellations, planets, and moon visible in the April night sky.

C of I to hold inaugural Giving Day on April 11

The College of Idaho is set to host its first ever Giving Day—a 24-hour event for alumni, students, friends and the entire community to support and celebrate the College! Giving Day is set for Tuesday, April 11, and will include challenges and fun ways to get involved both on campus and online.

“Giving Day embodies the community of love and support we enjoy on this campus,” said C of I Director of Development Jack Cafferty ’97. “We encourage the entire C of I family to get involved and make it a day to remember. Together, we can impact the future of the College in amazing ways.”

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