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Cradle of Life: Tales from an Egyptologist

With towering pyramids and temples surrounded by dry Saharan sands serving as a backdrop, College of Idaho Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History Egyptologist Jan Summers Duffy spent a month in Egypt this summer excavating the land of pharaohs. Here is her firsthand account of life as an Egyptologist:

Coach Garson blogs about Maccabi Games experience

College of Idaho men's basketball coach Scott Garson served as an assistant coach for the Under-18 United States team at the 2015 European Maccabi Games, held in Berlin, Germany.

The Maccabi Games are an international Jewish sporting event, similar to the Olympics. The 2015 games held special significance as the first Jewish event of this magnitude held on German soil since the Holocaust ended 70 years ago.

Shining a light: C of I coach battles domestic violence

It was a night not unlike most as College of Idaho strength and conditioning coach Mike Shines walked out of a dinner lounge in downtown Boise. He noticed a group of people had gathered outside. Shines walked over to see the subject of the gathering—a man physically abusing a woman.

Shines stood among the group, just like the others, until the woman was shoved onto his car. That is when he spoke up and said something.

“I asked myself, ‘Had he not thrown her on my car, would I have stood there like everybody else, or would I have done something?’” Shines said.

Dr. Charlotte Borst takes office as President

It is a historic day at The College of Idaho, where Dr. Charlotte Borst has taken office as the 13th president of the Gem State’s oldest private college. Borst is the first woman to hold the presidency in the College’s 124-year history. She comes to the C of I from Whittier College in California, where she served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty. She succeeds President Emeritus Marv Henberg, who recently retired after a successful six-year tenure. 

C of I earns national awards at NAIA convention

The College of Idaho enjoyed a stellar showing at the recent College Sports Information Directors of America national convention at Marriott Orlando World Center, racking up nine Top-10 finishes in the 2014-15 NAIA-Sports Information Directors Association Publications and Media Contest.  

The C of I Athletics Communications team of Mike Safford and Tyler Thurston along with Marketing and Communications staffers Jordan Rodriguez and Randall Post and student writer Clayton Gefre combined to earn awards in writing, video, website and social media categories.

Garson named Auerbach Coach of the Year

College of Idaho head men’s basketball coach Scott Garson has been named the recipient of the 2015 Red Auerbach College Coach of the Year Award.

The Red Auerbach Award is given annually to the nation’s top Jewish college coach, as voted on by the members of the Jewish Coaches Association.  Garson was honored April 4 at the JCA’s annual breakfast prior to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball national semifinals.

‘Yote Stop’ offers student services in one location

For the 2014-15 school year, The College of Idaho’s Registrar and Financial Aid departments have been working to optimize communication between students and the administration. And this winter, the two offices joined forces to officially launch the “Yote Stop,” a one-stop student services desk housed in Hendren Hall. The Yote Stop, located at the right-hand counter just past the Hendren front lobby (formerly the registrar’s counter), is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

C of I names Dr. Charlotte Borst as 13th President

It is a historic day at The College of Idaho, where Dr. Charlotte Borst has been named the 13th president of the Gem State’s oldest private college. Borst, currently vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Whittier College in California, takes office in July 2015 following the retirement of C of I President Marv Henberg. She will become the first female president in the College’s 124-year history.

Campus Safety officers honored as life savers

Last September, Campus Safety Lt. Ben Mosley ’07 had come in on his day off to look at the schedule when a man ran into the office screaming, “Man down! Man down!”

Mosley and Corporal Zach Barker ’11 looked out to the tennis courts to see Jack Davis motionless on the ground.

While Barker dialed 911, Mosley grabbed a portable defibrillator and strapped it to Davis’ chest.

The device analyzed Davis’ pulse and came back with the reading: “shock advised.”

C of I hires VP for Finance and Administration

The College of Idaho has hired Richard Erne as its new vice president for finance and administration. Erne comes to the C of I from URS/Washington Group International Inc. in Boise, where he served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting for the Civil Construction & Mining Group as well as assistant and acting corporate controller over the past 16 years. 

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