November 9, 2018
- Todd Coffey, PhD of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine visited the C of I as part of the November NSM Colloquium series. Check out a full video of his presentation on “The Power of Statistical Thinking in the Discovery and Development of Biological Products” here!
- The Lady Yote volleyball squad is on their way to the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championship Semifinals today after a straight-sets home victory against Evergreen! Three C of I players have been honored in advance of the CCC Tournament as members of the All-Cascade Conference Volleyball Team, including Taylor Alexander, Jackie van Vilet and Ashley Pagan. In addition, sophomore Drew Dobney shared the Libero of the Year award, the top-CCC award in the league. We put together a gallery from the Yotes’ big win – take a look here!
- van Vilet also received a profile in the Idaho Press – check out her story here!
- Following a tepid start to the football season, the Yotes have come roaring back with a vengeance, going from 0-5 to 5-5 on a five-game win streak, picking up two more upset victories against Eastern Oregon and Montana Western to claim its longest streak since the revival of the football program. Placekicker Kyle Mitchell earned NAIA National Special Teams Player of the Week honors, while Tristen Alesi was named Frontier Conference Defensive Player of the Week. The Yotes will enter their final regular season game against Montana State-Northern at No. 24 in the NAIA national rankings – their first national ranking since the revival of the team.
- Coyote Athletics Roundup: The men’s basketball squad went up against the University of Utah Utes in a tough exhibition match-up, outscoring the Utes in the second half but still taking a loss against the Pac-12 team. They take on their next regular season challenger Lewis-Clark State on Saturday night. The Lady Yote basketball squad also fell in an exhibition against Weber State, with their regular season kicking off against Montana Tech on Friday afternoon…The men’s cross country squad earned their first-ever CCC Men’s Cross Country Championship, with Marcos Cervantes becoming C of I’s second CCC individual champion in program history and the CCC Runner of the Year. The Lady Yotes picked up third in their CCC Championship meet. Both squads will compete in the NAIA National Championships next Friday…Lady Yotes soccer progressed to the CCC Semifinals with a victory against Oregon Tech, but ended their tournament with a loss against Northwest, ending their season at 10-5-3. Emily Aspden and Emily Carrell earned All-CCC second-team selections for the season, while Kaya Evans was one of 15 student-athletes honored as members of the 2018 Google Cloud CoSIDA NAIA Academic All-District 4 women’s soccer team. The men’s team did not enter into the CCC Championships, but saw Bekir Cinac honored as an All-CCC first team selection, while Ansel Brayton earned 2018 Google Cloud CoSIDA NAIA Academic All-District 4 honors.
- Faculty and Staff Update: Chad Gross joined the C of I as the new General Manager for Bon Appetit services on campus. Gross, a Pacific Northwest native, spent the last 12 years in Seattle as the General Manager at Fred Hutch/SCCA. He joined the campus on Nov. 5.
- Alumni News and Notes: Sam Elias ’04 was featured by Outside Magazine as a “Modern Renaissance Man,” profiling him for his extensive mountain and ice-climbing experiences as well as his designs for clothing company The North Face. “Climbing for me has always been a way to turn exploration inward – the exploration of self,” Elias said. “If you carry the attitude of exploration and curiosity, urban experiences can be just as much a mirror to the self”… Alexis Bennett has joined SOVRN Creative as a project manager. She previously worked as a project lead with Return Leverage in Portland, Oregon. She has experience in project and process design, data analysis and strategic communication. Bennett holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of Idaho.