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C of I breaks ground on new Cruzen-Murray Library

Click here to view photos from the groundbreaking and architectural renderings of the library.

By next fall, The College of Idaho will be home to one of the most architecturally beautiful, state-of-the-art buildings in the Gem State—one that will serve as a new intellectual commons for C of I students, faculty and the entire campus community.

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts February show

Join The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium in exploring the final frontier during its public show at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 26, as Saturn and the Cassini mission to the beautiful, ringed planet headline the show. The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft, launched in 1997, has been studying the Saturnian system since 2004. Learn the current status of the mission, enjoy breathtaking images, and learn the constellations and planet locations for the month of February.

‘Dido and Aeneas’ opera hits C of I stage Feb. 18

Take a love story and great music, add some witches and tragedy, and you have The College of Idaho Music Department’s opera performance of Henry Purcell’ Dido and Aeneas. The Baroque opera, based loosely on Virgil’s epic work, The Aeneid, will show at 7:30 p.m. nightly in the Langroise Recital Hall from Feb. 18-20 (Thursday through Saturday), with a special matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21.

Yotes ski team dominating the slopes

The College of Idaho ski team lives by the motto “Best Day Ever.” Every time the skiers are up on the mountain—whether it’s practice or a race—they aim to have fun while slicing s-turns through the snow.

Based on the Yotes’ success this season, you could say the squad is having the “Best Year Ever.”

Scholarship Gala celebrates 125 years of excellence

On October 7, 1891, The College of Idaho held its first class for two students inside a Presbyterian church. Since that historic day, the College has grown to more than 1,100 students while continuing to build upon the mantra of founding President William Judson Boone: “Let them come, let them all come, and we will see what they can do.”

Fifth-year internship preps C of I student-teachers

About 30 Caldwell High School freshmen listened intently as Josh Brookshire explained magnets and magnetic fields.

“What happens to a nail if I take it and rub a magnet over it?” Brookshire asked the class.

“It becomes a magnet,” a student replied.

C of I offers George Wolfe scholarship opportunities

The College of Idaho is pleased to offer two scholarship opportunities for the 2016-17 academic year in honor of George V. Wolfe, the legendary professor who founded the C of I’s Department of Political Economy in 1946. Applications are now open for both scholarships.  Students interested in applying for either or both awards must submit an application and a current transcript to the Office of Student Financial Services in Hendren Hall by noon Friday, March 4.

Judaic Studies lectures comes to C of I campus

The College of Idaho’s distinctive Craig Neilsen Foundation Lectureship in Judaic Studies is set to host Professor J.H. Chajes from the University of Haifa on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Professor Chajes will present two seminars for C of I students as well as the public lecture “Jewish Magic, Magical Judaism,” which is set for 7 p.m. in Lecture Hall 106 of the Kathryn Albertson International Center on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The lecture is free and open to the public.

C of I's Orma J. Smith Museum nationally ranked

Step into The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, and you’ll be met by specimens and artifacts as far as they eye can see. The museum’s extensive collections and educational programs both for the C of I campus and the public are big reasons why the museum is being recognized as one of the best college museums in America.

Alums offer C of I students glimpse to Capitol Hill life

Two dozen College of Idaho students sat inside Strahorn Hall, talking face-to-face with two C of I alumni who serve as staff members for United States legislators. Well, electronically face-to-face.

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