It’s 8 a.m. on a Thursday morning at Middleton Heights Elementary school. About 20 first-graders sit at their desks. Their eyes intently watch College of Idaho sophomore Shanna Madsen. It’s the end of her six-week stay in first grade, as part of the C of I’s Intro to Teaching class. And now, it’s Madsen’s turn to take the reins and give a lesson.
Tiana Thomas stepped into her blocks for the 400-meter hurdles, the final race of her collegiate career. She knew this race was going to hurt at the end, it always did. And even though she had the top-seeded time, Thomas knew her competitors weren’t too far behind.
On your marks.
As she sat in lane four, nerves crept up, compounded by the NAIA Nationals stage
A stampede of sound vibrated through the J.A. Albertson gym as 80 pairs of sneakers ran to and fro, chasing purple and white striped basketballs up and down the hardwood. Kids whooped and hollered for their teammates with every ball that cascaded through the hoop.
On the sidelines, alumni, current and newly recruited College of Idaho basketball players found themselves in the role of coach, working with the youngsters to improve their skills during the C of I basketball camp.
The annual NAIA-SIDA Ike Pearson Award Reception was a banner night for The College of Idaho, with Coyote athletics earning a combined 12 national honors during Wednesday’s CoSIDA National Convention in Dallas, Texas.
C of I Director of Athletic Communication Mike Safford Jr. became the 40th recipient of the Ike Pearson Lifetime Achievement Award—the highest honor for an athletic communication specialist in the NAIA.
The College of Idaho congratulates the more than 200 students who made the 2016 Spring Semester 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. Students honored are listed below by hometown:
Over the past five years, The College of Idaho has experienced rapid enrollment growth, the launch of new programs and the addition of several new campus buildings.
Now, the C of I is responding to the need for additional student housing by launching a three-phase plan to improve existing residence halls and add new residential housing space to the Caldwell campus. The plan is expected to cost around $17 million, with a target completion date of summer 2018.
Filmmaker Ly Bun Yim lives in Ta Khmao, a suburb of Cambodia's crowded and energetic capital, Phnom Penh. When College of Idaho alumna Jessica Austin ’09 first visited him in June of 2013, Ly gave her an electrifying tour of his self-designed studio, which doubled as his home. He bought the property upon returning to Cambodia, decades after he fled from the genocidal class-warfare waged by the Khmer Rouge soldiers in the late 1970s.
The College of Idaho has once again earned national recognition, being named to the 2016-17 edition of Colleges of Distinction, a college guidebook which features schools it considers the nation’s best places to learn, grow and succeed.
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Alumni News & Notes: Kay Hansen ’77 and Abby Griffitts ’02 were both recently named as assistant principals in the Boise School District. Hansen will be an assistant principal at Riverside and White Pine elementary schools, while Griffitts will be at Shadow Hills and Morley Nelson elementary schools.