March 9, 2018
- Our Yotes are in demand! Twenty-six local organizations and companies came to visit the C of I campus on Feb. 27 as part of the PEAK Center’s Spring Career & Internship Expo, hoping to attract students for both full-time positions and upcoming internship opportunities. They certainly succeeded — 130 students came to the expo to seek out their futures. Check out this gallery from the event, and a feature about the event here!
- Five C of I finance students had the opportunity to apply their skills outside the classroom as part of the annual Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge, in which they researched and analyzed a pre-selected publicly traded company to prepare an in-depth valuation of their stock. Although the team did not win this year’s challenge, they came away with confidence in what they learned and goals for next year. Check out a write up about this year’s team here!
- A number of VIPs gathered to the Cruzen-Murray Library on Feb. 22 for a private dedication of the library to honor its namesake, Debbie Cruzen-Murray. President Emeritus Marvin Henberg delivered the event’s keynote address, recalling Cruzen-Murray’s positive attitude and sharp eye for aesthetics. Click here for the full recap!
- C of I senior standout Natasha Dacic was chosen to deliver a speech at this year’s 2018 Scholarship Gala, thanking those who had helped her become not only the first one in her family to study in America, but also the first one to attend — and soon, graduate from — college. Check out her full speech here!
- C of I mathematics students who participated in December’s Putnam Mathematical Competition received their scores back. This notoriously difficult exam scores an average of 0 out of a possible 120 to the students who choose to sit for it. Spencer Glenn earned two points on the exam. Other undergraduates who participated in the exam were Leonardo Trujillo, Tyler Truksa, Devin Krasowski, Natasha Dacic, Erik Nordquist, Miranda Tang, Annika Thomas and Nick Lotspeich. Well done, Yotes!
- News of our incoming co-presidents Doug Brigham and Jim Everett spread far, including a feature in Inside Higher Ed, as well as numerous local reports — KIVI Channel 6, the Idaho Statesman, KTVB Channel 7, Idaho Business Review, and the Idaho Press-Tribune, among others. Thank you all for the coverage!
- Coyote Athletics Roundup: Following the men’s basketball team’s victory in the CCC Championship, forward Aziz Leeks earned CCC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year — one of only two players to earn both honors in the same season. Leeks was named to the All-Cascade Collegiate Conference team alongside teammate Roosevelt Adams, while Talon Pinckney and Nate Bruneel were named as honorable mentions. The team is now competing at the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Championships in Sioux Falls, SD, as one of the No. 1 seeds in the tournament. They have won their first round matchup against Mayville State and will move forward into the second round tonight against No. 5 seed Dakota Wesleyan this Friday at 6:30 p.m. MST…Women’s basketball junior guard Alyssa Case was named a member of the women’s All-CCC team, while teammate Jocelyn Cook-Cox was named as honorable mention…Men’s baseball dropped a series against British Columbia two games to one and earned one victory against Oregon Tech after dropping three previous games against them…Women’s softball earned a historic upset against No. 3 Southern Oregon, the highest ranked opponent the program has ever defeated, ultimately winning their CCC series against them…Men’s swimming and diving finished eighth overall at the NAIA National Championships. Along the way, the Yotes earned three All-America honors — Thomas Sheridan in the 400-yard individual medley, Andrew Clifford in the 200-yard freestyle, and the team of Sheridan, Clifford, Cooper Salmen and Matthew Kahlig in the 800-yard freestyle relay...Women’s swimming and diving placed seventh at the NAIA Nationals. The Lady Yotes put up several All-America honors along the way, including five on Day 2, three on Day 3, and two on the final day. Maddy Kelly became the first Lady Yote to win three individual All-America honors at the NAIA Meet and is now a 7-time All-American…Molly Vitale-Sullivan became the second individual indoor national champion in C of I women’s track and field history, winning the 5,000-meter title in the NAIA Women’s Indoor National Championships. She is the second indoor champion in the program’s history and the fifth national champion overall…Women’s skiing placed 15th in the giant slalom event at the USCAS National Championships, second in the skier-cross, and 13th overall in the slalom thanks to two Top-25 finishes. Men’s skiing earned the bronze medal in skier-cross and 8th in the giant slalom.
- Faculty and Staff Notes: Women’s basketball coach Mark Owen has resigned after 27 years as a coach within the C of I athletic department. The C of I Athletic Hall of Famer served in many capacities with the department, including 10 seasons as assistant coach of the men’s basketball team, men’s and women’s golf coach, and four years as the women’s basketball coach…C of I political economy professor Rob Dayley was interviewed by Boise State Public Radio about his upcoming trip to Southeast Asia to work with students on a documentary about the Dara’ang refugees in the area. In case you missed our first report about the project, check it out here!
- Alumni News and Notes: Mike Nugent was honored by the Idaho State Legislature for his retirement after 41 years as the Legislature’s bill drafter. A resolution on the Idaho House of Representatives was drafted to honor Nugent’s long history of public service. House Speaker Scott Bedke stated “We will miss your institutional memory. We salute you for your dedicated service to the state of Idaho.”…Kim Stiens ’08 started ranavain, a professional development and recruiting company focused on helping people find, get, and thrive in jobs they actually like. She offers professional resume and cover letter reviews, hiring consulting services, and career consulting. She operates the company with her teammate and fellow C of I alumnus, Geoff Marshall ’07…Keats Conley ’11 earned her Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Oregon in September 2017 and has now accepted a new, permanent position as a Research Biologist with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in Pocatello, ID, where she will help with the restoration, protection, and enhancement of Pacific salmon within the Columbia River Basin.