In the News

Alice Lake (4)

  • The C of I Outdoor Program recently led a backpacking trip to Alice Lake. Students enjoyed a great hike, beautiful September weather and scenic views of the alpine lake high in the Idaho back country! To learn more about the OP and upcoming trips, visit
  • Alumni News & Notes: Michael Bowers ’06 took home the 'Best Local Bartender Award' from the Boise Weekly for the second consecutive year. Bowers, who works at The Modern Hotel and Bar, is described by the BW as a “mixologist savant” who helps create original drinks for the bar almost every week…Matt Ramsey ’95, part of the Blue Man Group, performed with his silent cohorts on NPR music’s Tiny Desk Takeover. The group performed original songs made on their own unique instruments.
  • Coyote Athletics Roundup: Volleyball recorded two sweeps at home, beating Warner Pacific and Multnomah, and toppled SOU on the road…Men’s soccer went out on the road and shutout both opponents, including a 4-0 win against Multnomah… Football fell short of upsetting No. 9 Southern Oregon. The Yotes look to get back on track tomorrow at the Homecoming game!
  • The College of Idaho was featured in a Boise Weekly story about the first presidential debate on Sept. 26. C of I speech and debate director Kyle Cheesewright hosted a viewing party in McCain, while Dr. Jasper LiCalzi commented on the debate saying, “The debates with this election are more for entertainment.”
  • C of I student bloggers are back in action commenting on college life. Meet new bloggers Elyse Burandt, who recounts her first day of freshman year, David Losinski, who traveled to Thailand this summer, and Kat Lizarraga, who gives out some free, but valuable, college advice. 
  • Come join the discussion on the future of farmland in southwest Idaho as the Treasure Valley Food Coalition presents “Why Save Farmland?” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Langroise Center. The year-long educational series, co-sponsored by the C of I Environmental Studies Program, will explore the benefits and challenges of preserving agriculture in the Treasure Valley.

Mystical Arts of Tibet

  • Local residents visited the C of I campus to see Tibetan monks create a mandala painting out of millions of grains of sand. It was all part of the week-long Mystical Arts of Tibet event hosted by Caldwell Fine Arts. It was an amazing cultural exchange for students and community members alike.

Fishing Class (6)

  • The College’s Community Learning class, ‘Stop Fishing Start Catching,’ was featured in Boise State’s student newspaper The Arbiter. The class was taught by Idaho Statesman fishing columnist and C of I Marketing and Communications Director Jordan Rodriguez.
  • The Orma J. Smith Museum’s “Night at the Museum” exhibit made headlines in the Idaho Statesman. The special Homecoming program included a lecture from Julia Sankey ’79 titled “Giant tusk-toothed salmon, Galapagos-sized tortoises, and other extinct wildlife of California.”
  • C of I Director of Health Services Barbie Vander Boegh had an opinion piece run in the Idaho Press-Tribune about the success of the recent Meningitis B vaccine clinic on campus. So many C of I students turned out that Health Services had to get more vaccines.