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C of I’s Raptosh to release new poetry book

Straddling street corners from state to state, “sign twirlers” can be found dancing, gyrating and spinning signs to steal the attention of vehicle passersby. 

And it is from the perspective of a female sign twirler that many of the poems in College of Idaho professor Diane Raptosh’s new book, Human Directional, are delivered.

C of I earns national awards at NAIA convention

The College of Idaho enjoyed a stellar showing at the recent College Sports Information Directors of America national convention at Marriott Orlando World Center, racking up nine Top-10 finishes in the 2014-15 NAIA-Sports Information Directors Association Publications and Media Contest.  

The C of I Athletics Communications team of Mike Safford and Tyler Thurston along with Marketing and Communications staffers Jordan Rodriguez and Randall Post and student writer Clayton Gefre combined to earn awards in writing, video, website and social media categories.

Alumnus develops product to measure brain blood flow

On an auspicious day inside a lab at the University of California Los Angeles, College of Idaho alumnus Robert Hamilton ’08 was working on a project to measure brain blood flow activity. That’s when he loaded something incorrectly into the algorithm of his software program.

As fate would have it, that mistake was the catalyst that led Hamilton to co-found Neural Analytics in 2013, a company that has developed a product to simplify the diagnosis of concussions and other brain injuries.

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.”

C of I prof, students research star formation

When College of Idaho physics professor Dr. Katie Devine gets up at 2 a.m., the only other beings awake are of the celestial variety—the man in the moon watching overhead, stars shining and winking from their cosmic homestead. But that is exactly who she’s come to see.

Dressed in her pajamas, Devine logs into the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia remotely from her computer in Idaho. Using computer codes to control the position of the telescope across the night’s sky, Devine points it at galactic gas bubbles in the Milky Way, some 10-15 thousand light-years away.

Whittenberger Planetarium to host June public show

Explore the final frontier at The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium! The New Horizons mission and the summer solstice will be the lead topics when the planetarium hosts its next public show at 7 p.m. June 19 inside Boone Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Learn what makes the first day of summer a unique day on Earth and get an update on the New Horizons mission.  New Horizons, which left Earth in 2006 en route to Pluto, was brought out of hibernation last winter and will fly by Pluto on July 14.

Volleyball player selected for Red Cross program

College of Idaho volleyball player Randi Sturtz is one of 12 student-athletes selected to participate in the NAIA-Red Cross Collegiate Leadership Program, taking place the over the next two weeks.

The program is intended to exemplify core values of the NAIA “Champions of Character” program; inspire a new generation of Red Cross volunteers and leaders; promote diversity on Red Cross Blood Region boards of directors; foster leadership opportunities; champion a philanthropic cause; and impact local communities. 

Seniors attend national research conference

Six College of Idaho seniors recently took their research and scholarship to the next level as participants in the 2015 National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Spokane.

Tierra Candelaria, Shelby Elkins, Gary Parkinson, Seth Raver, Derek Tropf and Dannen Wright capped their C of I careers by attending the NCUR, where they presented on everything from eclipsing binary light curves of stars to the correlation of cadmium and bone diseases. The students represented the College on a national level and shared their research with peers from institutions across the U.S.

♫Note♪worthy Alumni: C of I grads bolster Boise Philharmonic

Under the tutelage of College of Idaho Langroise Trio musicians Geoffrey Trabichoff (violin), Dave Johnson (viola), and Sam Smith (cello), many C of I graduates have won auditions for the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra. Some have come and gone, but six former students currently bow notes on violin, viola and cello 

Julia Pope ’04 was offered a place at the C of I as a music performance major. She didn’t know a music education minor was also in her future.

C of I remembers President Emeritus Robert Hendren

College of Idaho President Emeritus Robert Lee Hendren, Jr. was born in Reno, Nevada on Oct. 10, 1925. He died of cancer on May 20, 2015. Between those dates, he distinguished himself as a scholar, confirmed the virtues of independent enterprise and guided Idaho’s best college into an era of financial stability.

A memorial service for President Emeritus Hendren will be held on Saturday, May 30, at 2 p.m. at St. Michael’s in Boise, 518 N. 8th Street.

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