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C of I students develop new political app RepCheck

What’s your congress person’s name? Have you ever sent them an email? Have you ever called them? Those are the questions College of Idaho senior Leo Yousif asks whenever he talks about the new app he’s trying to develop—RepCheck.

RepCheck is an app which would help constituents craft emails to send to their legislators, thus letting their voices be heard in a productive way.

End of an Era: Finney Residents Move to Voorhees

Move-In Day is always hectic for students at the beginning of the school year. It’s a day full of hustle and bustle as students try to get organized and find a place for their things in a compact residence hall.

C of I Advocates group hosts BIG TALK event

The College of Idaho Advocates kicked off the month of March with one of their biggest events of the year. With the help of a simple card game, the Advocates facilitated an evening aimed at helping students have more fulfilling conversations on campus.

“When I first heard about [BIG TALK], I immediately wanted to bring it to The College of Idaho,” said Angel Yebra, student director of the Advocate Center. “I thought it was something we could do with such an intimate community that could have a ripple effect.”

Henberg Lectureship looks at rainforest dynamics

The College of Idaho’s Marv and Laurie Henberg Lectureship in Environmental Studies is pleased to welcome Dr. Nalini Nadkarni to campus. Nadkarni, a professor of biology at the University of Utah, will speak on “A Tapestry of Nature: Emerging Themes of Disturbance and Recovery from Multiple Disciplines” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, in the Langroise Recital Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts March Show

The Vernal Equinox is almost here! And this month, the Whittenberger Planetarium will recognize and explain this event at a public planetarium show at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 10. Learn the meaning of the equinoxes and solstices, the circumstances that bring them about, and an overview of the constellations, planets, and moon you can see in the March sky.

C of I offers George Wolfe scholarship opportunities

The College of Idaho is pleased to offer two scholarship opportunities for the 2017-18 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 17.

Enactus competes in Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge

College of Idaho student’s in Dr. Bastian Thomsen’s Enactus class saw two problems. First, students have no food options on campus after Simplot Dining Hall and McCain Café close each night. Second, Idaho has 1,966 homeless men, women and children, with about half that number residing in the Treasure Valley (according to the Boise/Ada County Homeless Coalition). The solution? Food for Thought, a nonprofit food truck that could supply hungry Yotes with food in the evening hours and also give half of its profits to homeless shelters.

In the News

  • Alumni News & Notes: Allan Laird ’16 was profiled in the Idaho Press-Tribune for earning his degree 43 years after his first college class. We’re so excited to count the well-known campus safety director among the C of I alumni. Way to go, Allan!...Dr. Rick Williams '74 recently was honored by a fly-fishing and conservation NGO, the Federation of Fly Fishers based in Livingston, Mont.

Yotes travel to New Mexico to stargaze into deep space

The backyards in the village of Mayhill, N.M., all have a certain feature in common—an observatory. Sitting at an elevation of 7,300 feet with special ordinances in place to protect the dark skies, it was the perfect place for former College of Idaho professor Joe Daglen to construct a house with two observatories a mere 100 feet from his back porch.

Students bid farewell to Finney as Voorhees reopens

As construction crews put the finishing touches on the $4 million renovation of Voorhees Hall, students in Finney Hall packed up their rooms to prepare for the move—but not before giving The College of Idaho’s oldest dormitory a proper sendoff.

With hands raised high and holding plastic champagne glasses filled with sparkling apple cider, students celebrated the Finney Farewell with a toast.

“Let’s raise our glasses to the Finney Hall of the last century and the Finney Hall of the next century,” said Jen Nelson, director of residence life.