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Philanthropy Council gives back to Caldwell

The College of Idaho’s Student Philanthropy Council recently awarded its 2012 grants to three organizations in the local community. This year’s grant recipients were the Mentoring Network, Caldwell Senior Citizens, Inc., and the Canyon County Organization on Aging. SPC President Michelle Wooten said the council chose organizations that benefited some of Caldwell’s most vulnerable populations.

Goodbye, C of I!

I did it!  I graduated!  It was pretty surreal to walk through campus in a cap and gown, only to realize that it would be my last time as a student.  

Yote Pride Day

In January, I discovered a new passion.  I bought a membership to the Caldwell YMCA, which is about a mile from campus, and found that I loved going to the group exercise classes.  I kept coming back for one in particular - a Cycling class at 10:15 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  The instructor, Ann, was fun, energetic and very motivating.  She played a variety music that suited everyone's taste.  I quickly noticed that she had a consistent group of regulars who would attend each of her classes - and I soon became one of them.  

College of Idaho reinstates football program

The College of Idaho will welcome football back to its campus, a move that also establishes the only small college football program in the state of Idaho.

C of I alumna fights against relationship violence

College of Idaho alumna Pamela Cathey '04 has dedicated her life and career to preventing violence. As the founder and CEO of A Frog in the Pot at C of I as well as the Institute for the Prevention of Relationship Violence at Buena Vista University in Iowa, Cathey works hard to create awareness of an issue that is prevalent in society, yet often goes overlooked or undetected.

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts May public show

Idaho will experience a partial eclipse on May 20. Thanks to The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium, Idahoans will have an opportunity to learn about the eclipse in advance when the planetarium hosts a public show at 7 p.m. May 9 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell.

Bitner Vineyards to host ‘Bud to Blossom’ fundraiser

Bitner Vineyards in Caldwell is set to host the inaugural “Bud to Blossom” event, a celebration aimed at raising funds for The College of Idaho’s Taste of the Harvest Scholarship. “Bud to Blossom” will be held from noon to 5 p.m. May 5 at Bitner Vineyards, located at 16645 Plum Road in Caldwell. Adult tickets may be purchased for $20 in advance at http://growlocalusa.com or for $25 at the door.

C of I set to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

The College of Idaho’s Association of Latino Americano Students (ALAS) will host its 16th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on campus Saturday, May 5, from noon to 6 p.m. at Hayman Field. The student-organized, community-encompassing event will celebrate Latin American culture, music, history and tradition. This year’s celebration will be special as it marks the 150-year anniversary of the holiday.

C of I, Bon Appétit set for Low Carbon Diet Day

The College of Idaho and its food service management company, Bon Appétit, are set to celebrate sustainability and show diners how to decrease their carbon “foodprint” through the fifth annual Low Carbon Diet Day on April 19. Guests to Simplot Dining Hall will be treated to a special menu featuring freshly-prepared, environmentally-friendly foods. Lunch will be served from 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $7 per person for all-you-can-eat.

C of I to host planetarium show, Astronomy Day

Space enthusiasts and the public will have two opportunities to learn about the spring sky during an April celebration of Astronomy Month at The College of Idaho. Whittenberger Planetarium will host a public show featuring the planet Saturn at 7 p.m. April 11 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Tickets cost $4 for adults and $2 for children ages 4-17. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (208) 459-5211. The College also will hold its annual Astronomy Day on April 28.

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