The students walked in one by one until all 12 occupied a chair. Chatter filled the classroom air, embodying their anticipation. The following day, at 6 a.m., they would arrive at the Boise Airport—the first stop on an eye-opening, three-week journey to South America.
For the first time, College of Idaho biology and Spanish professors Dr. Luke Daniels and Dr. Jennie Daniels will lead a Spanish for Healthcare Practitioners study tour in Ecuador. The goal of the trip is to provide students with a “cultural perspective on wellness and health.”
The College of Idaho’s primary undergraduate research facility has completed its transformation from the Space Age to the Digital Age thanks to a recent $2.3 million, Phase II upgrade to Boone Science Hall.
The building—named after founding C of I President William Judson Boone—opened to much fanfare in 1970, but some of the facility’s teaching labs hadn’t changed much since then, until now.
Nine teaching labs have been completely remodeled and updated through the Phase II renovation. The transformation is paying immediate dividends for C of I students and faculty.
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.
Student and faculty research and travel, new state-of-the-art lab equipment and increased research stipends—just a few things a new INBRE grant will help fund as The College of Idaho makes strides in biomedical research.
The College of Idaho has printed its fall 2014 issue of ‘Quest’ magazine, which is in mailboxes this week. The fall issue has a theme of “Beginnings,” highlighting many of the exciting new initiatives happening at the College this year.
The College of Idaho has been named one of America’s Best College Values by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The annual report features 300 schools that combine outstanding academics and great economic value. The C of I was included because of its high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt, excellent student-to-faculty ratio, on-campus resources and overall value.
Coming from a middle-class family in Montana, Amanda Frickle never believed she would study at one of the world’s most renowned universities; that she would live in the city of dreaming spires; that she would be welcomed to England as a Rhodes Scholar.
It was the encouragement of her College of Idaho professors that enabled Frickle to successfully apply for the scholarship and spend the last year at the University of Oxford as one of 32 Americans to receive academia’s most prestigious award.
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.
The College of Idaho is featured in the 2014-15 edition of Colleges of Distinction, a college guide book that features schools it considers the nation’s best places to learn, grow and succeed. Click here to check out the C of I profile, and be sure to share it with your college-bound family and friends!