College of Idaho Day set for February 22
2011. 01. 28.
The many contributions of College of Idaho students, faculty and alumni to the state will be celebrated across Idaho and inside the State Capitol in Boise on Feb. 22, which will be officially recognized as “College of Idaho Day.” The daylong celebration at the Capitol will feature a variety of exhibits, including the C of I student food bank's work feeding needy families and student research on the impact of largemouth bass on native fishes in the lower Boise River and other issues affecting Idaho's citizens and businesses.
“The College of Idaho has a proud history of producing political and civic leaders,” said C of I President Marv Henberg. “Our day at the Capitol allows us to celebrate this spirit of service along with the many exciting accomplishments of our students, faculty and alumni.”
Groups from C of I will set up tables and booths from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the rotunda with displays highlighting student and faculty research, student organizations, admissions, alumni, athletics, the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, the C of I historical archives and 2010 Idaho Professor of the Year Rochelle Johnson. One of the highlights of the day is scheduled for 10 a.m., when Governor Butch Otter, Class of '67, will sign and issue a proclamation declaring Feb. 22, 2011 to be "College of Idaho Day" in Idaho. The festivities will conclude with a 4 p.m. alumni happy hour celebration at Bittercreek Ale House in Downtown Boise.
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 six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten 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 undergraduate minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.