When C of I biology and art double major Quin McLaughlin’s name was called as the 1st Place winner for poster presentation in the Marine and Aquatic Biology category at the 43rd Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference earlier this month, she was so surprised by the recognition that she lost her shoes en route to accepting her award.
“I was just so shocked and excited that I had won,” McLaughlin said. “That day, I was just glad that people who saw my poster were excited about my research. It was nice seeing that excitement from other people, and I’m glad people think it’s as cool as I do.”
The College of Idaho will host a number of local media representatives to examine the changing landscape of the 21st century media in the wake of “fake news,” social media influence and anti-media attitudes. The forum is entitled “Mediated Lives: The Future of Media in American Society” and will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2.
Twelve College of Idaho graduating senior environmental studies students will present their respective theses starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 28 in the Cruzen-Murray Library Presentation Room, each of them exploring the topic of local soil health through multiple lenses.
The College of Idaho’s English department will host two presentations of visiting writers next week in the Cruzen-Murray Library, including the College of Southern Idaho’s Shane Brown at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 23 and current Idaho Writer in Residence Christian Winn at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25.
This week, Miller added yet another award to her impressive resume, becoming the newest recipient of the College’s Integrity, Leadership and Service Award, an award from the Student Affairs Division that is given to students nominated by staff and faculty as someone who best embodies the values of the C of I community.
As the 2018 Spring Semester draws closer to its conclusion, it’s time for The College of Idaho’s students to once again present what they’ve learned at this year’s 13th Annual Student Research Conference, taking place beginning at noon on Saturday, April 28 at several locations across the C of I’s campus.
Seven College of Idaho senior art majors will come together at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20 to present the 2018 Senior Art Exhibition, “As Above, So Below,” at the Rosenthal Gallery of Art.
Each of the seven art majors — Melanie Miller, Casey Alcoser, Paula Schneider, Barbara Downs, Quin McLaughlin, Jordan Scogin and Emily Hansen — will present their personal artwork in a wide variety of media, from pen and ink and watercolor paints to wood, glass and acrylics. While each of the artists is presenting their unique work, they saw unifying themes begin to unveil themselves as they planned the exhibition, primarily the duality between light and darkness.
The College of Idaho Math Club is partnering with the Discovery Center of Idaho and the Orma J. Smith Natural History Museum to host Astronomy Day 2018 festivities starting at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 in the Boone Science Building, hosting a family-friendly event centered on celebrating the night sky.
Following a year of new school records and another individual national championship, the C of I cross country and track and field programs are coming together to celebrate with the 2018 Coyote Bolo Ball, set to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 4 in the Basque Center in Boise, Idaho.