It was an eventful summer for College of Idaho student Margarette Pierre-Louis, who completed her “Water for Peace” project by bringing 2,375 gallons of water, 240 trees and 300 water bottles to her hometown of Nan Misye, Haiti.
Pierre-Louis, a sophomore environmental studies major, hopes the project will bring peace to the village she calls home. In addition to bringing water and supplies, “Water for Peace” focused on education and planting seeds of change in the Nan Misye community.
The College of Idaho is pleased to announce four opportunities for the campus community to participate in Potter’s Clay service trips this school year. The Department of Campus Ministries will lead service learning trips to Ensenada, Mexico, Los Angeles, Mexico City and the Dominican Republic. The trips are open to C of I students, faculty and staff.
The College of Idaho’s new College Store is open for business on the main floor of McCain Student Center. The store, formerly located in the McCain basement, carries a wide assortment of C of I clothing, gift items and souvenirs. The Coyote logo adorns a stylish array of t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and polo shirts, while a fresh wave of sportswear also is available thanks to the College’s recent partnership with Under Armour.
The College of Idaho is set to celebrate Homecoming 2013, which returns to late September this year and will once again feature the popular Taste of the Harvest festival. A full slate of events is planned for Sept. 26-29, including a tailgate party for the C of I vs. Southern Oregon volleyball match, the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner, a special “Seek the Greeks” reunion for fraternity and sorority members and “Embrace the Eights” reunions for the Classes of 1948, ’58, ’68, ’78, ’88, ’98 and ’08.
The College of Idaho will host guest speaker Dave Cullen, author of the bestselling book Columbine, on Monday, Sept. 9 inside Jewett Auditorium. Cullen, whose bestseller is the C of I’s first-year book for the 2013-2014 academic year, will speak and answer questions from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the entire campus community and the public.
The College of Idaho has published its summer 2013 issue of Quest magazine, which is in mailboxes now. The issue has a theme of “Nature,” a tribute to the College’s Idaho location and longstanding tradition of giving students opportunities to explore, learn about and enjoy the outdoors.
Just about everyone has wanted to be the boss at some point in their lives. Now, thanks to an application created by three College of Idaho students, Android users will have a chance to make that wish a virtual reality through the game Dunegeon Raid.
The card-based game, brought to life by C of I seniors Greg Johnson, Dharmjeet Rattan and Kushil Samarasekera, puts the user in the shoes of a disgruntled employee. By building the right deck of cards, users can fight their way to the top of the corporate ladder by systematically outsmarting the bosses.
Shy, elusive and able to fit into the smallest of underwater cracks, the signal crayfish isn’t the easiest animal to get one’s hands on. But this summer, a group of students at The College of Idaho is diving right into a study of the crayfish and its ability to serve as a key indicator of contaminants in Idaho’s aquatic environments.
Starting in fall 2013, The College of Idaho will offer a new major in mathematics-computer science that capitalizes on its strong liberal arts curriculum and its proximity to the vibrant high-tech business center of Boise.
John Ottenhoff, vice president for academic affairs, said the C of I offers an ideal environment for studying computer science.
Southwest Idaho’s tiny Dry Creek contains more water than its name suggests, but only a little. Just a few feet across and less than a foot deep in most places, Dry is the kind of stream that makes one think “No way are there fish in there.”
But the fish are there, alright – native redband trout. And this summer, College of Idaho student Shelby Richins is doing her best to make sure the fish will always be there through her honors thesis project “Genetics, Movement, and Distribution of Columbia River Redband Trout in Dry Creek, Idaho.”