February 9, 2018
- KTVB’s Larry Gebert visited C of I for a segment of the popular “Where’s Larry?” to profile the grand opening of the Cruzen-Murray Library. Check out the video above and see the full report here!
- Emma George ’12 is a PhD student in Dr. Patrick Keeling’s Lab at the University of British Columbia and her research focuses on coral reefs around the world. Her work has taken her to coral reefs in the Caribbean as well as across the Pacific Ocean, from Hawaii to the Marianna Islands. Before joining UBC, she earned a Master of Cell and Molecular Biology from San Diego State University and her Bachelor of Science from The College of Idaho. Her video “Coral Reef Geometry Wars” has advanced to the second round of the NSERC Science, Action! video contest. The top 25 videos in the contest with the most views on March 2 will proceed to the judges’ panel and compete for one of 15 cash prizes! View the video here and share with your friends and family!
- Contributions to the Boone Fund help students pay for scholarships, research opportunities and athletic activities. The Senior Legacy Campaign can be a way to give back and thank The College of Idaho with a gift to the Boone Fund. Be a part of something great: give to Senior Legacy today!
- On Feb. 15, C of I will echo history. Just as we did 51 years ago, we’re putting together a book brigade to move the last of our library books in Terteling into the new Cruzen-Murray Library…and we need your help! Come to Terteling at 5 p.m. next Thursday to join us for the Book Brigade! Check out all the details here!
- Coyote Athletics Roundup: Men’s basketball continues its hot streak with big wins over Walla Walla, Evergreen State and Northwest. The team is now on an 11-game streak, equaling the second-longest win streak under head coach Scott Garson. The Lady Yotes are on a streak of their own after a slow start to the season, routing Walla Walla, Evergreen State and Northwest University. The four straight wins are enough to put the team fifth in the Cascade Collegiate Conference standings…Baseball season has begun! The team is off to a 3-6 start, picking up wins against Providence Christian at the 4-Him Classic and two victories against Benedictine-Mesa at home…Softball has also gotten started! Picked fourth in the CCC preseason softball poll, the Lady Yotes are off to a great 6-2 start of the season, sweeping opening games in Arizona against Embry-Riddle and Ottawa and against Arizona Christian. The strong start to the season earned the Yotes a sweep of the Red Lion-Cascade Conference weekly softball awards for the start of the season, with Colette Robert earning Pitcher of the Week and Jordan Maddox named Player of the Week.…Men’s skiing picked up a team title at the Northwest Collegiate Ski Conference slalom qualifier, placed fifth at Mount Hood (led by Lucas Underkoffler’s third-straight individual win), and placed second at the next Mount Hood Ski Bowl. The Lady Yotes brought home more first-place finishes, winning the slalom at 49-Degrees North Ski Area in white-out conditions, and picking up team victories at Mount Hood. They are now on four straight Northwest Collegiate Ski Conference victories…Ten men’s Coyote swimmers earned gold medals at a 190-37 victory over Soka University to complete their first-ever undefeated dual meet schedule. The Lady Yotes also won their Soka meet by a score of 179-67…Kristopher Kostelecky and Brooks Ney cracked the NAIA Top-10 with A-level heptathlons at the Jackson’s/Nike Boise Indoor Open, while Josh Brown recorded the second-best weight throw in C of I history at the same event.
- The College of Idaho’s Carter-Chalker Lectureship on Faith and Contemporary Issues will host prominent sociologist and interfaith leader, Dr. Eboo Patel, for a Feb. 21st campus visit and public lecture. Patel’s stay will include class visits, conversations with faculty and Student Life, and the free public lecture “Acts of Faith: Bridging Interfaith Barriers,” which is set for 7 p.m. in the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Read more about Dr. Patel and his upcoming visit here!
- As part of The College of Idaho’s continued commitment to the safety of its students, staff and faculty, Campus Safety will hold two kinds of classes designed to improve personal safety during various lunch hours throughout the month of February. Our next class, “Response to Active Shooter,” will be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, which will be followed up with “Refuse to be a Victim” at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Both classes will be at the Simplot South Dining Hall. Click here to learn more about each class!
- Alumni News and Notes: Rebecca Constantino ’85 and her non-profit program Access Books were profiled in the LA School Report. Constantino has helped 270 schools serving 188,700 children by giving out nearly 2 million new books, mostly in the LA Unified district and area charter schools. She has been previously profiled as a winner of the CNN Hero Award for her work with the same program…Larry Cope ’66 is retiring as president and CEO of Clear Springs Foods, but will continue to serve as a member of its board of directors and as a strategic adviser to the president and CEO. Cope has been with the company for 44 years, and has previously served on the C of I Board of Trustees.
- Faculty and Staff Notes: Business professor Gina Greenway provided information for an article for the Capital Press regarding zebra chip control, which costs major potato-growing areas nearly $11 million each year. Potatoes infected with zebra chip bacteria fry darker than healthy potatoes, and researchers are looking for ways to reduce the cost of stopping the potato psylids that spread the disease. Greenway is working to quantify zebra chip’s effects on potato quality and developing a cost-benefit analysis of different insecticide spray regimes.