It was a night not unlike most as College of Idaho strength and conditioning coach Mike Shines walked out of a dinner lounge in downtown Boise. He noticed a group of people had gathered outside. Shines walked over to see the subject of the gathering—a man physically abusing a woman.
Shines stood among the group, just like the others, until the woman was shoved onto his car. That is when he spoke up and said something.
“I asked myself, ‘Had he not thrown her on my car, would I have stood there like everybody else, or would I have done something?’” Shines said.
“We twa hae paidl'd in the burn, frae morning sun till dine; but seas between us briad hae roar'd, sin' auld lang syne."
So goes a verse in perhaps the most famous Scottish song there is, Robert Burns’ “Auld Lang Syne.” With its traditional, olde tyme feel and bagpipe accompaniment, Scottish—and, more broadly, Celtic—music has spread from the British Isles across the globe.
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. July 23 inside Boone Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Learn about the New Horizons mission, which left Earth in 2006 en route to Pluto, and just flew by the planet on July 14. New Horizons is the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth.
A dozen kids gathered onto the carpet of the Shannon Lounge and sat in a circle. One by one, in a counterclockwise pattern, they counted in Chinese, “yī, èr, sān, sì, wǔ, liù…,” until they reached the number 30. By the end of the week, they’d be counting even higher.
“The fact that this class is offered on the C of I campus really enhances our culture,” said C of I English professor Dr. Rochelle Johnson, whose daughter Wren attended the class.
“I counted to 100 today,” Wren said after the last day of class.
College of Idaho senior Roxanna Alma-Taya landed in Beijing at midnight. After traveling halfway across the world, she got off the plane alone and unable to speak any Chinese. Trying to find her hotel, contact her university the next day and get around were all challenges to say the least. But in the midst of feeling like a small fish in a large pond, Alma-Taya decided to just keep swimming.
The College of Idaho congratulates the 224 students who made the Spring 2015 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 semester Dean’s List. Students honored are listed below by hometown:
It has been 85 years since The College of Idaho’s founding president, Dr. William Judson Boone, taught botany. Eighty-five years since the sun beat down upon his fedora-shaded face as he stood in the dusty Owyhee desert and slinked over to inspect and show his students the “ruts” of a plant. But Boone’s spirit—and the botanical prowess of the College—lives on.
On a warm June morning, several C of I students hopped into a van and headed toward the Boise Mountains. Their first stop was 55.6 miles away from Caldwell at Grimes Creek on Highway 21, near Idaho City.