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May 8, 2023
Mia Maldonado
  • Mia Maldonado '22 never took a journalism class at The College of Idaho.  She double-majored in International Political Economy and Spanish. And yet her experience with the Voces Internship of Idaho has propelled her into a career in print journalism. Her journey is discussed in this podcast with Journalism Salute and also in this television appearance with KTVB-TV.
  • Debuting in theatres this spring, coming to Disney+ this month - a National Geographic documentary directed by Oscar-winning filmmakers Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. "Wild Life" features Kristine McDivitt Tompkins '72 and her late husband, Doug, and their conservation efforts in South America. (National Geographic)
  • The national news picked up on this film as well, tracking Tompkins' growth from Patagonia CEO to world-known conservationist. (CBS Mornings)
  • R.C. Owens '58, who went on to a successful football career in the NFL, has been selected for induction to the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame because of his talents on the basketball court at The College of Idaho. (Idaho Mountain Express)
Jaden Hernandez, Dr. Sally Brown, Meg Osterhout '20
  • Three Idaho scholars - Dr. Sally Brown, junior Jaden Hernandez, and Meg Osterhout '20 - say that literacy is a right and they presented their research at an Oxford summit. As in, Oxford University in England, one of the world's oldest and most prestigious universities. They spoke about their research and their experience on the Morning Edition on Boise State Public Radio. (KBSX)
  • A new survey revealed that maternal healthcare providers are leaving Idaho. McKay Cunningham from the College was a guest on Idaho Matters to discuss why. (KBSX)
  • The featured speaker at the 2022 Henberg Environmental Lecture had never visited Idaho before and was hesitant to do so, but in this published reflection of his time here, J. Drew Lanham speaks of the welcoming community he found at The College of Idaho and in the Boise Valley. The portion recounting his visit to Idaho begins about halfway through the piece, and his visit would not have happened without the encouragement of Professor Rochelle Johnson. Dr. Lanham was recently awarded the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award. (
  • Officer Joseph Johnson, a popular former campus safety officer who had moved on to a career in law enforcement in eastern Oregon, dies in the line of duty. (KIVI)
  • The College was also sad to learn of the passing of trustee Ron Thomas, who passed away last month. Ron was the former president of the University of Puget Sound. (U. of Puget Sound) 
  • Co-President Jim Everett was a guest on the Boise Chamber of Commerce’s Higher Education Series talking about ways to increase access to higher education. (Boise Metro Chamber)
  • Saumya Sarin, a freshman at the College, is quoted in this national story about the use of student ID cards for voting. (CNN)
Kate Wilfert
  • Four Yotes, including pitcher Katelyn Wilfert, earned first-team all-conference recognition as the College's softball team took a top-ten national ranking into the Cascade Conference tournament in early May. The team reached the conference championship game before falling to rival Oregon Tech, the no. 1 ranked team in the nation.  (KTVB)