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C of I ALAS club hosts Cinco de Mayo fun

While running the anchor leg toward the finish of the academic year can be a little stressful, The College of Idaho’s Association of Latino Americano Students invites the campus community to take a break from studying and enjoy some Cinco de Mayo fun!

From 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, in front of McCain, students will be able to eat free tacos, win prizes, and compete in competitions such as riding the mechanical bull, a jalapeño eating contest, and a piñata breaking contest.

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts May public show

Explore the final frontier at The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium! The New Horizons mission will be the lead topic when the planetarium hosts its next public show at 7 p.m. May 8 inside Boone Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The recently renovated Planetarium, which now features new cove lights and handicapped access, will explore the New Horizons spacecraft, which left for Pluto in 2006 and will fly by the planet in July. Learn the current status of the mission as well as the constellations and planet locations in the Idaho night sky this month.

C of I to host Purple and Gold Game on Saturday

The College of Idaho will cap its spring football drills this Saturday, May 2, hosting the Purple and Gold Game at Simplot Stadium.

The intrasquad scrimmage game, set to begin at 11 a.m., will pit the Yotes’ offense against the defense in a scripted four quarter contest, with special teams segments breaking up the quarters.  

Admission to the Spring Game is free and open to the public. The game also will be broadcast live on 1350 KTIK-AM with Dave Tester and Kelly Barbour.  

Key details for fans attending the Purple and Gold Game include:

C of I offers community summer programming

The College of Idaho lives by the mantra of its founding president, Dr. William Judson Boone, who famously said “Let them come, let them all come and we will see what they can do.”

Youth converge on C of I for National History Day

The College of Idaho is set to host National History Day in Idaho, the finale of a year-long enrichment program that provides exciting ways for middle and high school students to study historical issues, ideas, people and events. The annual event, sponsored by the Idaho State Historical Society, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, on the C of I campus in Caldwell. More than 300 Idaho students from grades 4-12 will compete for awards, scholarships and a slot in this summer’s national competition in Maryland.

C of I set for Wolfe Field Stadium dedication

The College of Idaho will host a dedication ceremony for Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium at 2:45 p.m. Friday, April 3, before the C of I baseball game versus Lewis-Clark State. C of I President Marv Henberg, Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas, and C of I trustee and donor Graye Wolfe will dedicate the stadium and throw out the first pitches in front of more than 1,000 newly installed, individual chair backed seats now present at Wolfe Field, located on Linden Street north of Cleveland Boulevard in Caldwell.

C of I continues Project Linus blanket drive

This spring, The College of Idaho is hosting a blanket drive for Project Linus, an organization that makes and collects blankets for children in need. The C of I is collecting new blankets through April 1 at the front desk of McCain Student Center. And on March 18, 19 and 20, the C of I campus is hosting daily blanket making parties in Simplot Dining Hall during lunch and dinner hours. C of I Program Council has donated enough materials to make approximately 20 blankets.

College of Idaho holds Project Linus blanket drive

Valentine’s Day is all about snuggling up and celebrating the season of love. And this month, The College of Idaho will share its love with the local community by helping make blankets for sick and underprivileged children through a Project Linus blanket drive at the Karcher Mall in Nampa.

“The best blankets are the ones that are made with love,” said C of I student Allyson Sander. “And what better way to share your love with the world than by making a blanket for someone who needs a little security in their lives?”

Oh, Christmas Tree: Garcia family embraces the C of I

Ribbons and ornaments inhabit the radiating Christmas tree. A stocking hangs beside it, reading “Baby Football Yotes’ First Christmas – 2014 – Stars are born!” The whole scene looks as if a hurricane of purple and gold has rained down upon a corner of the Garcia household.

Whittenberger Foundation continues C of I support

The Whittenberger Foundation aspires to help children and youth in the areas of education, arts and culture, health, social welfare, recreation and environment. Those goals align perfectly with the mission of The College of Idaho. 

The foundation recently continued its partnership with the C of I, awarding the College $30,000 as part of its Annual Awards Luncheon. In total, 53 educational and charitable organizations throughout Idaho were awarded grants totaling more than $178,000.

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