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C of I set for revamped Homecoming week

With its date moved back to coincide with the Nov. 8 C of I/NNU rivalry basketball game, Homecoming 2012 will be the latest in College of Idaho history.

Alumni relations director Sally Skinner ’78 also is hoping to make it the greatest. With a “Bringing Back the Pack” theme and a week full of events aimed at attracting more alumni, more students and more fun, Skinner hopes Homecoming will indeed bring more Coyotes back to campus than ever before.

Campus Ministries offers four service learning trips

The College of Idaho is offering four service-learning opportunities this school year through Campus Ministries’ Potter’s Clay program. Campus Ministries will lead experiences in Mexico, Haiti, Ecuador and Caldwell.

“The purpose of service learning is two-fold,” said C of I campus minister Phil Rogers. “It’s an opportunity for students to make a difference in the world, but it’s also a very powerful thing to take part in. We’ve had more than 500 students participate in Potter’s Clay programs in the past 15 years.  For many, it has been a life-altering experience.”

Freshman class prepares to discover Idaho soil virus

Freshmen at The College of Idaho will get an opportunity to discover a new virus during their introductory biology lab course this year, thanks to the College’s acceptance into the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science Education Alliance.

As the first Idaho school to be invited into the prestigious Alliance, the College is participating in a national genomics research project that also aims to introduce science students to novel research at the beginning of their undergraduate experience.

C of I, ISU partner to educate more PAs

The College of Idaho and Idaho State University will address the growing need for primary health providers in Idaho and the nation by educating more physician assistants beginning in fall 2014.

At a news conference today, leaders from both institutions signed an agreement to expand ISU’s two-year Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program  to a third campus at The College of Idaho in Caldwell. ISU's MPAS Program, which began in 1995, has graduated 16 classes and 508 physician assistants.

C of I student completes Rocky Mountain research

College of Idaho student and Parma native Laura Barbour spent most of her summer gaining valuable research experience through an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) funded by the National Science Foundation. And the view wasn’t bad, either.

Students take salmon campaign statewide

From Pocatello to Coeur d’Alene, Boise to Redfish Lake, two College of Idaho students are crossing the state this summer to introduce Idahoans to Lonesome Larry – dubbed the most interesting fish in the world. 

Lonesome Larry’s story is both heroic and tragic said Annie Morrison, a senior environmental studies major who is leading the Idaho Rivers United-sponsored education campaign with classmate Joe Pickett, a senior mathematics and physical sciences major.

Students promote peace through soccer in Brazil

As native South Americans, College of Idaho juniors Mauricio Santiago and Luis Reyes know firsthand how poverty impacts their homeland. Santiago and Reyes also know of their culture’s deep love of soccer, an affection they plan to use to help impoverished children this summer through their Davis Project for Peace, “Peace Me the Ball.” 

C of I senior studies organic farming in Italy

College of Idaho student Katy Stewart has a passion for local and sustainable food. During her three years at The College of Idaho, the senior from Coeur d’Alene has cultivated that passion by working with local farmers and her fellow students to make the C of I campus a more sustainable environment. Stewart has improved the College’s recycling program, put in countless hours tending the campus’ organic garden, raised chickens, organized Earth Day and low-carbon diet awareness activities and established the C of I as a pickup location for local food co-op Idaho’s Bounty.

The College of Idaho honors Spring Dean’s List

The College of Idaho congratulates the 190 students who made the Spring 2012 Dean’s List. To receive Dean's List recognition, a student must complete at least nine graded credits and achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the semester. Nearly 20 percent of the College’s total enrollment made the Spring 2012 Dean’s List. Students honored include: 

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.

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