College of Idaho Interim President Dr. Bob Hoover sat comfortably on the side of the stage in the Langroise Recital Hall, casually facing the packed house of staff, faculty, administration and trustees who had come to hear him deliver his State of the College address. Although a podium had been placed on the stage for Hoover’s use, he preferred the freedom to stand away from it, choosing instead to address the audience as he would have addressed students attending one of his lectures.
The audience had gathered to hear from Hoover about the direction of the College’s future in the midst of increasing expenses and a decline in enrollment since Fall 2014. Hoover’s address sought to reassure both the attendees as well as those watching the event over Facebook Live that the future was still positive despite the challenges the College has faced in recent years.
Finney Hall and Voorhees Hall each have rich and storied histories on the College of Idaho’s campus. Built in 1910 and 1912 respectively, the dormitories have served as a home for thousands of students over the last century.
Today, both halls are enjoying a renaissance on campus following their renovations, each totaling around $4 million for updates to each building. And while students moved into the updated Voorhees Hall during the 2017 Spring Semester, it wasn’t until Winter Term 2018 that students had the opportunity to become the first group to dwell inside the new Finney.
Within The College of Idaho’s winter term, certain classes offer students the opportunity to investigate the formation of the universe, backtrack the issues and strategies of 2016’s presidential election, and allow students to investigate the influence of music in movies and videogames. Winter term is known for its unique classroom settings, which EDU-300 embraced through regular off-campus trips and activities.
Most of the walls in the gallery remained blank, as this was only day one of Moore’s ongoing exhibition at the gallery, Brazen Bull: A Natural Mythstory of North America. By the time Moore’s exhibition closes in April, the walls are expected to be completely lined with his vision of combining American historical figures with inspirations directly from exhibits from the College’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History. It is a process the gallery’s visitors are invited to watch throughout his stay.
The College of Idaho embraces Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a “day on” experience, rather than a day away from studies. During this day, one of the activities provided for C of I students not only helped them understand poverty, but it also provided them with the tools to make social change within a local community.
At 8 p.m. this Saturday, the College of Idaho’s K.A. Albertson International Center Shannon Lounge will host four talented bands for the C of I Musician Showcase, hosted by the C of I Tech Committee. And for many of these groups, the showcase is more than an opportunity to perform for their fans — it’s a chance to embrace their own C of I roots.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.”
College of Idaho junior Irvin Brown stood at a lone podium in the Langroise Recital Hall the night before Martin Luther King Jr. Day to quote the man himself. Brown, an anthropology/sociology major, and over a hundred other members of the C of I community had just finished marching by candlelight to Langroise from Simplot Stadium, crossing Blaine Street and Cleveland Boulevard in honor of the civil rights icon, showing solidarity with his message of equality.
The College of Idaho spent roughly two hours on lockdown Monday after a student reported being threatened with a gun by two individuals in a campus parking lot adjacent to the J.A. Albertson Activities Center.