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  • Alumni News & Notes: Mike Tankersley ’11, who owns the local business Signs 2 U in Boise, was recently featured in an Idaho Business Review article on how he started his successful company... Associated Taxpayers of Idaho named Miguel Legarreta ’94 its new president. Legarreta, who served in former Gov. Dirk Kempthorne’s administration and most recently worked as the director of public policy for the Boise Regional Realtors, started his new role on July 18.
  • College of Idaho President Charlotte Borst recently wrote an Op-Ed piece on behalf of the Idaho Immunization Coalition. Dr. Borst, whose academic background is in the history of science and medicine, advocates for the importance of protecting Idaho’s college campus communities through immunization and education. The article was published by various media outlets across Idaho, including the Idaho State Journal and Post Register.

  • The College of Idaho is participating in Forbes Magazine’s #MyTopCollege contest and currently sits at No. 10 in the nation and No. 1 in the Mountain West. To help us win, post why you love C of I to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Entries must use @collegeofidaho and #MyTopCollege to count. Listen to Yotie tell you why C of I is his #MyTopCollege.

  • Professors out and about: C of I professor of biology Dr. John Thurston is working with faculty members from Idaho State University and Boise State University on two main projects this summer.  The first is focused on developing novel materials that use light, including the kind found in interior hospital environments, to kill pathogenic microorganisms. The other project, is dedicated to the design and synthesis of drugs that inhibit a bacterial specific enzyme.

  • Yotes football season tickets are now on sale for the 2016 season. Reserved season tickets cost $115, with general admission season tickets on sale for just $50. A family pass (2 adults and 2 kids) is available for $150. To purchase season tickets, click here.
  • Russian composer and pianist Natasha Pikoul will give a free recital at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 6 at The College of Idaho. On the program will be music by J. S. Bach, Scarlatti, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Pikoul, and Earnest. Pikoul received her musical education in piano and composition, first as a student of the Central Musical School in Moscow, then as a student of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
  • Dr. Rolf L. Aalbu, Entomologist, California Academy of Sciences, spent last Friday and Saturday in the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, working with the beetle family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles) with Dr. Al Gillogly (Museum Curator of Beetles) and Museum Director, William H. Clark.  Rolf accomplished many tasks including the identification of thousands of beetles (15+ California Academy of Science insect drawers of volume).  Rolf found at least one species new to science (and perhaps more) in the collection, which he termed “the largest collection of arthropods/insects from Baja California, Mexico, in the world.” 
  • C of I President Charlotte Borst became one of nine new board members of the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2016-17 season.
  • College of Idaho archivist Jan Boles ’65 received an invitation to conduct a workshop on the photography of historic architecture by the Wallace Chamber of Commerce in Northern Idaho. Boles will host the workshop this October.
  • Dr. Steve Maughan ’85 made an appearance in the Boise Weekly. The C of I history professor was quoted in a story on plagiarism, politics and Melania Trump.
  • C of I marketing and communications director Jordan Rodriguez wrote a column in the Idaho Statesman about his recent trip accompanying C of I President Charlotte Borst to northern Idaho. An avid fisherman, Rodriguez was able to enjoy a few casts in Lake Coeur d’Alene.