College of Idaho senior Lorraine Barreras is set for the release of her debut novel today, Feb. 28. The book, titled Archipelago, is a young adult fantasy novel published by Boise-based Fantastic Journeys Publishing. It is available for $15 through Amazon and $2.99 for Nook and Kindle eBook versions. Barreras also plans to have copies available at the College Store on campus and other local vendors within a month. For more information, or to purchase a copy, visit www.archipelagobook.net.
The College of Idaho has been named one of “The 100 Best Colleges and Universities in the U.S. by State” by TheBestSchools.org, a leading resource for prospective college students. Only two schools from each state – one major university and one small college – made the list, which seeks to identify the very best that American higher education has to offer.
College of Idaho Athletic Director Marty Holly has been named the 2013 NAIA Athletics Director of the Year, the national office announced Monday. This prestigious award is given annually to an athletics director for his or her accomplishments in all facets of athletics administration over the course of the previous year. Holly will be formally recognized at the 73rd Annual NAIA Convention Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 12 in Kansas City, Mo.
The College of Idaho is pleased to welcome guest speaker David Gluck to campus for a presentation that is sure to interest athletes, musicians and just about everyone in between. Gluck, author of the book Rhythms of the Game: The Link between Musical and Athletic Performance, will present “Rhythms of the Game: How to Perform at Your Best,” beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, inside the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts. The event is free and open to the public.
Have you ever wondered what happened to Pluto? Come find out – and learn about dwarf planets and exoplanets – during the Whittenberger Planetarium’s February public show, set for 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, inside Boone Science Hall on The College of Idaho campus in Caldwell.
This fascinating look at dwarf planets is the final installation of a series of public shows on the topic. The show, which costs $4 for adults or $2 for children ages 4-17, also will include an overview of the current and upcoming constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky.
For the second time in three years, The College of Idaho’s Quest magazine has been recognized for excellence by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s District VIII Recognition Program. The article “Force of Nature,” written by Quest editor Jordan Rodriguez, received the bronze award in the “Individual Feature Articles” writing category during the 2014 CASE VIII Conference held this week in Vancouver, B.C.
A group of College of Idaho students led by Professor Katie Devine recently attended the Rocky Mountain section meeting of the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in Salt Lake City. The conference included colleges and universities from throughout the Intermountain West – including the nearby University of Utah and BYU – but the C of I had the largest student group of any school in attendance with nine participants.
The College of Idaho is set to welcome alumnus Lynn Maxfield back to campus for a special guest lecture and demonstration on the human voice. Maxfield, associate director for the National Center for Voice and Speech at the University of Utah, will speak about the acoustics of singing classical and musical theatre styles during a lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, inside Langroise Center for the Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The event is free and open to the public.
The College of Idaho has received a $25,000 gift from Jacksons Food Stores to help fund construction of the Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium, a state-of-the-art baseball complex that will rival any in the Intermountain West.