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The College of Idaho adopts test-optional admissions

Since the days of founding President William Judson Boone, The College of Idaho has welcomed all students to challenge themselves and discover their full academic potential.

This fall, the C of I is continuing its 125-year tradition of providing access to excellence in education by adopting a standardized test-optional admission policy. It is a move that will allow more students than ever to apply to the College based on the strengths of their entire academic portfolios.  

C of I student preps for ‘One Young World’ Summit

College of Idaho student Aminata Mbodj’s dad calls her a nationalist. Growing up in Senegal, she was exposed to the day-to-day realities of a developing country and learned the mentality of the people as she tried to put herself in their shoes. That experience fostered a passion within her to transform the land she calls home.

C of I musicians perform at Idaho Horror Film Festival

A talented quartet of College of Idaho musicians will perform Friday inside Boise’s historic Egyptian Theatre as part of the second annual Idaho Horror Film Festival.

Composer Sean Dahlman, a 2104 C of I graduate, has written an original score to the silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. His eerie composition will be performed live during a screening of the film at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, as one of the festival’s signature events. Dahlman and fellow alumnus Kyle True ’14 will perform along with current C of I students Ashton Jenicek and Tasha Sitz.

C of I lab studies vaping effects on bone health

Enjoy the puff, without the harmful stuff. That’s how electronic cigarettes have been marketed. But with little research on how e-cigarettes and vaping can affect the human body, questions remain as to how safe this rapidly growing “safer alternative” to smoking really is.

After hearing that traces of heavy metals have been found in the vapor of e-cigarettes, College of Idaho biology professor Dr. Sara Heggland and her INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) lab decided to investigate.

C of I research lab studies crayfish, aquatic systems

Crayfish, crawdad, crawfish, or if in Australia, Yabbie. College of Idaho biology professor Dr. Mark Gunderson doesn’t care what you call the lobster-like, freshwater crustacean. For him and his team of INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) lab students, crayfish could be a key model organism used to look at the impacts of environmental contaminants in aquatic systems.

Campus Safety officer earns national scholarship

One spring day, College of Idaho sophomore Bridget Kernan walked into the Campus Safety office to do homework. Then a freshmen, Officer Kernan heard her fellow officers saying, “I want to tell her.” 

Her mind started to race. Was she in trouble? What were they talking about?

They asked her if she’d checked her email. She knew nothing was in there, but checked again anyway. Still nothing. That’s when they told Kernan she was one of three students across the nation to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

C of I student has life-changing experience in South Africa

On a July day in Johannesburg, South Africa, College of Idaho senior Pragna Naidoo watched as a deathly ill woman walked through the doors of the family practice of Dr. Edmund Foster. The woman could hardly walk. As she sat down, her arms shook trying to hold herself up. She was clinging to life with every ounce of strength she had.

Dr. Foster went over and started feeling specific parts of her body while asking questions. He blatantly told the woman that she had HIV and would die in two months if she didn’t go to a clinic to get help.

Global Perspective: C of I students to study in Northern Ireland

Will Callahan sat in his physics class. The digital clock on his phone ticked, ticked, ticked silently. For the last week, he’d been constantly refreshing his email, waiting in angst for a message that could change his life.

He checked his messages once more. A new email. The one he’d been waiting for.

Greetings Mr. Will Callahan, we are honored to announce that you have been accepted as an Irish-American scholar for the 2015 fall semester….. Callahan almost punched the wall in excitement.

Need for Swede: C of I student heads to Sweden

Bright red, double-decker buses raced by in the left-hand lane. The London Eye and Big Ben stared from opposing sides over the Thames River. And below the famous clock tower, C of I student Morgan Mesias and a dozen classmates explored the British capital during a 2015 winter term study abroad experience with professors Steven Maughan and Sue Schaper.

C of I Outdoor Program on cover of Idaho Magazine

A story showcasing The College of Idaho Outdoor Program was featured on the front cover of the August edition of Idaho Magazine. The story chronicles the week-long spring break 2015 Outdoor Program backpacking trip through Hells Canyon.

Click here to read a snippet of the story in Idaho Magazine.

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