November 22, 2017
- The holiday season kicks off with Thanksgiving, and Dr. Howard Berger is thankful for the holiday tradition in this edition of “The Berger Banter”! Our 20th episode features Dr. Berger’s thoughts on turkey, old traditions and the realities of overeating. Check it out here!
- The College of Idaho’s International Student Organization held one of campus’ most popular annual events, the ISO Cultural Show, featuring acts to celebrate the diversity of cultures on campus through song, dance, skits and more! Check out this video of highlights from the show along with interviews of the performers and organizers, and check out this gallery for more scenes!
- Among the 133 students from Idaho and Washington performing at the National Association of Teachers of Singing’s regional competition on Nov. 10-11 were four music students from The College of Idaho, each of whom represented the music program with both high notes and high scores! Sophomore Micaela Hulsey won second place in her division, performing at the competitions finalist recital for the second year in a row. Hannah Sorenson, Bryan Weatherston and Eli Rolapp all performed as well. Well done to our music students! Read more about their visit to the competition here.
- Coyote Athletics Roundup: Besides their Mayors’ Cup victory, C of I’s men’s basketball team picked up wins against Montana Tech and Lewis-Clark State. Senior forward Aziz Leeks was named Red Lion-Cascade Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, leading the CCC with four double-doubles in the season to date…Women’s basketball is putting up a fight on the court, but has yet to record a win this season to date, dropping games to Montana Tech, Lewis-Clark State, Idaho State, and University of Providence…In addition to their win against MSU-Northern to finish their regular season, six C of I football players were selected to the 2017 College Division Academic All-District 4 team…The Lady Yotes volleyball team came up just short in a five-set loss against Corban College to miss out on the CCC Championship, but their season has qualified them to be seeded in the NAIA National Championship beginning on Nov. 28. Good luck, Yotes!...Men’s cross country placed 10th at the 2017 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Championships, led by Alex Martin, who became the fifth C of I runner to earn All-America honors. On the women’s cross country side, Molly Vitale-Sullivan recorded the third Top-5 finish in the program’s history, leading the women’s team to sixth place…Men’s swimming and diving defeated Whitman College for the first time, marching up to 2-0 for their season. Although the women were defeated in the meet, Maddy Kelly broke the 200-yard butterfly school record with a time of 2:13.41.
- A group of College of Idaho athletes helped distribute a Thanksgiving feast a little bit early for hundreds of hungry families in the Treasure Valley, aiding the Boise Rescue Mission at the College Church of the Nazarene in Nampa in serving a Thanksgiving banquet for families in need. We hope to come back next year! Read more about the effort at KTVB’s story here.
- The Idaho Press-Tribune has featured a number of C of I athletes in recent weeks, including junior Marija Djonovic (volleyball), seniors Troy Carr and Hunter Temple (football) and junior Tyler Cox (football). Click the links to see each story, and subscribe to the Idaho Press-Tribune for more coverage!
- Faculty and Staff News: English professor Diane Raptosh was recently featured by GoIdaho.com for her work as a poet and the inspirations behind her work. The full profile can be found here!
- Alumni News and Notes: Bret Arsenault ’87 returned to The College of Idaho on Nov. 17 for the Department of Math and Physics’ colloquium talk before the grand opening of the new student research room in Boone Hall. Arsenault, who currently works as Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Microsoft, gave a presentation about his work at Microsoft since leaving C of I, focusing on the growth of and importance of cybersecurity…Keats Conley ’11 has published new research on how eating habits of small organisms in the ocean may affect the distribution of organic materials to the ocean floor.