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C of I honors 2015 Fall Semester Dean’s List

The College of Idaho congratulates the more than 150 students who made the 2015 Fall Semester Dean’s List. To receive Dean's List recognition, a student must complete at least nine graded credits and achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the semester. Students honored are listed below by hometown:

TREASURE VALLEY

C of I planetarium receives public outreach grant

The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium offers visitors the chance to become engulfed by planets, stars, galaxies and exploration of the final frontier. But what if you could get a similar experience in an elementary, junior high, or even high school classroom?

That’s where the Starlab comes into play.

And thanks to a recent $5,000 NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) grant, C of I planetarium director Amy Truksa will be holding a workshop in June 2016 to teach 25 local school teachers how to use the portable planetarium.

MLK Day offers reflection for C of I campus

College of Idaho students, faculty and staff picked up detergent, toothpaste, deodorant and other items, and dropped them into drawstring bags destined for young homeless students. It was all part of a small volunteer experience during the United Way poverty simulation held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

In recognition of MLK Day, the College organized campus events including the poverty simulation, a lecture on community, a cross-cultural simulation, a choir performance and a viewing the documentary The Color of Conscience.

Band program marches onto C of I campus

The College of Idaho Music Department—and fans’ traditional march from campus to Simplot Stadium before home football games—just got a little more boisterous.

This fall, the C of I will add a new marching band program, complementing its outstanding musical tradition with a boost in brass, percussion and woodwinds. C of I Band Director Luke Strother already is recruiting outstanding marching band students to help launch the program in fall 2016.

C of I students gain real-world marketing experience

This fall semester, College of Idaho students in Dr. Marilyn Melchiorre’s marketing and communication class collaborated with local businesses, the City of Caldwell and the C of I to create new marketing and communication strategies. 

The opportunity allowed students to take concepts and knowledge learned inside the classroom and apply them directly to real-world settings.

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.

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