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November 9, 2017

  • At The College of Idaho, students not only have access to state of the art labs, but they’re also given the hands-on experience to get out of the classroom and into the field. Check out this video from a recent class trip to the Owyhee Foothills near Reynolds Creek, as well as this gallery!

Chaos on the Quad

  • It was a rainy start to the College’s Family Weekend on Nov. 3, but that didn’t stop our students and their families from enjoying some “Chaos on the Quad” to kick things off! Although the action started outside with inflatable balls and field games, the group eventually settled in the dry Jewett Auditorium, where they met up with everyone’s favorite fuzzy purple mascot, the Yote himself! Check out the full gallery here!

Cruzen-Murray Library Update

  • Construction on the Cruzen-Murray Library is plugging along at a quick pace, with the new library set to be fully open for students by the start of the 2018 Spring Semester! Want a sneak peek of the inside? Check out this gallery to see how our newest building is beginning to take shape!

  • Can’t get enough of the library? No worries! We have a timelapse ready for you of construction progress throughout the month of October 2017. It will take more than a little bit of rain to stop our amazing contractors!

College of Idaho 69 - Boise State 74

  • The C of I men’s basketball team had two major exhibition matches. The above gallery from the Yotes Nov. 2 game against Boise State University came down to the wire, with the Yotes falling 74-69 after a late-game surge by the Broncos. Check out the Idaho Press-Tribune’s write-up of the game here! C of I also got a crack at 2017 NCAA National Championship runners-up against Gonzaga University on Nov. 4, ultimately falling short by a score of 96-67. Read more from the Coeur d’Alene/Post Falls Press here!

C of I dominates No. 17 MT Tech 64-35

  • The Yotes are now 5-5 for the season following a major win at Simplot Stadium! Family Weekend saw the Yotes surpass Oct. 14’s home game record with a 64-35 upset victory over No. 17 Montana Tech, giving the Yotes their first season with at least five wins since the return of the program! The victory earned Nick Calzaretta Frontier Conference and NAIA National Offensive Player of the Week honors and Kyle Mitchell Frontier Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for their roles in the win.
  • Check out a full gallery here! The Yotes will attempt to make it a winning season on Nov. 11 as they close their regular season against Montana State Northern — come support the YoteFam at 12 p.m. at Simplot Stadium!

  • Coyote Athletics Roundup: The Lady Yotes volleyball team secured a first-round bye in the upcoming Cascade Conference Tournament with regular season closing sweeps against No. 13 Eastern Oregon and Walla Walla University, earning Marija Djonovic her fifth Red Lion-Cascade Conference Setter of the Week honor of the season. With a regular season record of 23-5, the Yotes will open up their bid for the CCC title against Eastern Oregon on Nov. 10. Good luck, Yotes!...Women’s basketball dropped an exhibition opener against Northwest Nazarene University 101-68 and a defensive struggle against Carroll College 48-37…Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams earned silver medals at the 2017 Cascade Conference Championships, with both teams receiving at-large bids to participate in Nov. 17’s 2017 NAIA National Championships. Good luck to both programs!...The men’s soccer team qualified for the Cascade Conference Championship playoffs, but fell in overtime at the quarterfinal stage to Southern Oregon. The Lady Yotes also fell to Eastern Oregon, falling 2-0 in the semifinal stage…The 2017-2018 men’s swimming season opened up with a win against Biola University, as well as the Bay Area Invitational team title. The Lady Yotes went 1-2 at the Mills College dual meets and placed fourth in the Bay Area Invitational.

  • The new plant species discovered by C of I and BSU researchers in the Boise Foothills is set to be named after late Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus. A friend of the College, Andrus’ name will be placed on the plant thanks to a $10,000 donation to C of I and BSU’s biology programs. Read the full story at!
  • Alumni News and Notes: George Pike ’82 published an article on about the increased scrutiny major global platforms Facebook and Google are undergoing across the world. The piece can be found here. “Initially started as a simple search engine and a connect-with-your-friends platform, Google and Facebook, respectively, have grown to be among the largest global, multimedia information service providers in the world,” Pike wrote. “With huge market shares and billions of users around the planet, the two companies control and influence a massive marketplace of ideas and information, not all of which are legitimate and much of which can often be dangerous."
  • Kari Borgen ‘82 will take over publishing duties for the EO Media Group’s North Coast operations starting on Dec. 1, which covers Oregon newspapers The Daily Astorian, Seaside Signal, Cannon Beach Gazette, Chinook Observer and the regional Coast River Business Journal. Borgen has a degree in business administration and marketing from the College of Idaho. She has worked for Western Communications, based in Bend, since 1998. Most recently, she served as its corporate revenue officer and regional publisher for the Baker City Herald and The Observer in La Grande. She enjoys engaging in the community and has served on the boards of the Baker County Community Literacy Coalition, Rotary, United Way, Red Cross and YMCA. 
  • Greg Paulson ’94 and his produce supplying business, Giltner Inc., was featured on Paulson’s Jerome, Idaho-based business currently runs a fleet of 250 trucks and 320 refrigerated trailers, delivering produce across the Northwest and the Midwest. Paulson joined the company 18 years ago after being invited by the Giltner Chief Executive Officer to join after the accounting firm Paulson worked for started partnering with the business. Paulson now serves as co-owner and Chief Financial Officer.