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January 5, 2017
  • Alumni News & Notes: Verlena Orr ‘61 has released her third full-length collection of poems, The Lyric Unveiled, from Dancing Moon Press. Orr is gifting this book as a thank you to all who have supported her poetry over the past 30 years.


  • Professors out and about: College of Idaho English Professor Scott Knickerbocker is in Stanley, Idaho, with students during the January term for the Winter Wilderness Experience. The experience covers topics and activities such as environmental studies, creative writing, backcountry telemark skiing, and climbing snowy peaks (such as the one in the photo Dr. Knickerbocker took above).
  • The C of I was mentioned in an Inside Higher Ed article titled ‘A Lack of Yacking.’ The Yik Yak app, which has seen a decline in use, was blocked on campus in 2015 after the C of I student government passed a resolution stating that anonymous posts violated the College’s Honor Code.
  • The College received a $3,500 matching preservation grant from the Idaho Heritage Trust for N.L. Terteling Library. Built in 1967, the library will be repurposed once the new Cruzen-Murray Library opens later this year.

  • Caldwell Fine Arts presents A Night with C.S. Lewis at 7 p.m. on Jan. 14 in Jewett Auditorium.  Spend an evening with one of the great philosophers and writers of the 20th Century as David Payne presents his one-man play as C.S. Lewis. For ticket pricing, click here.
  • The Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History hosts its monthly Museum Workday this Saturday, including a seminar with alumna Dr. Barbara Ertter on “Western Canada Transect: Prairies to the Pacific.”
  • College of Idaho President Charlotte Borst recently sat down for an interview with the Idaho Business Review.
  • Outdoor Program Bogus Basin Yurt Trip: Join the OP for skiing, snowshoeing, relaxation and winter fun during the Bogus Basin Yurt Trip, happening January 28-30. The cost is $35 per person, plus any nordic or downhill ski passes and necessary equipment rentals. Make sure to sign up before Jan. 13 at the OP office in the basement of McCain, open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


  • Despite all the snow and cold weather, campus construction continues to press forward. View the latest progress on the state-of-the-art Cruzen-Murray Library by clicking here.