Athletics Center ground-breaking set for Sept. 5

The start of construction for The College of Idaho’s $3.5 million Athletics Center will be celebrated during a Sept. 5 groundbreaking ceremony.

The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. on Symms Field, launching an approximately 11-month construction project for the first new building on campus since the Village Apartments were completed in 2002.

C of I President Marv Henberg, Board of Trustees Chair Hon. Candy Dale, cross country/track and field head coach Pat McCurry and football head coach Mike Moroski will speak during the groundbreaking for the Center, which will provide training and support facilities for the College’s student-athletes, including the reinstated football team that begins competition in fall 2014.

Construction is under way on the first phase of the Athletics Center. Phase two of the project will add a $1.2 million Outdoor Education Center in the facility to bolster the College’s programs for all students to enjoy the outdoors and develop an appreciation for nature.

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Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit

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