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‘Quest’ magazine honored at CASE VIII Conference

February 13, 2014

For the second time in three years, The College of Idaho’s Quest magazine has been recognized for excellence by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s District VIII Recognition Program. The article “Force of Nature,” written by Quest editor Jordan Rodriguez, received the bronze award in the “Individual Feature Articles” writing category during the 2014 CASE VIII Conference held this week in Vancouver, B.C.

“Force of Nature,” which appeared in the summer 2013 issue of Quest, tells the story of adventurous alumna Dorothy Custer ’33, whose exploits include making two appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, zip-lining through the Snake River Canyon to celebrate her 101st birthday and BASE jumping off the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls to celebrate her 102nd birthday. The story is available on the C of I website at as well as in an interactive web version of Quest at

CASE VIII also recognized Quest in at the 2012 conference in Seattle, where Rodriguez won a silver award in the same category for his article “A Voice Within” from the spring 2011 issue. To read both current and archived issues of Quest online, please visit

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit