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Students walk out of Cruzen-Murray Library on its opening day, Jan. 31, 2018.

Cruzen-Murray Library opens to students to kick-off spring semester

January 31, 2018

College of Idaho senior psychology major Sage Vincent once practiced rugby in the field next to Hayman Hall as a freshman. That same field is now home to the Cruzen-Murray Library, the College’s newest 58,620 square-foot addition to the campus.

Vincent was among the first students to enter the library after its official opening on Jan. 31, the first day of the College’s 2018 Spring Term. He walked up the stairs to the top floor of the new building, taking a seat at one of the many tables around the bookshelves and gazing beyond his laptop to the view of campus through the wide, all-encompassing windows surrounding the library itself.

Dr. Bob Hoover delivers his State of the College address to staff and faculty in the Langroise Recital Hall.

President Hoover shares strategies for College growth in State of the College address

January 30, 2018

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.

The renovated Finney Hall stands triumphant in the sun.

C of I students settle into renovated Finney and Voorhees Halls

January 29, 2018

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.

Nullus Notio practices at The College of Idaho.

C of I musicians embrace college roots for upcoming musician showcase

January 19, 2018

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.

A group of C of I students cart books to new shelves inside the Cruzen-Murray Library

C of I students work to set foundation for new library

January 09, 2018

On Jan. 31, The College of Idaho will soft open the Cruzen-Murray Library for students on campus, but before that can happen there is a secret force working behind the scenes ensuring that this will be possible.

Martin Luther King Jr. addresses students in St. Paul.

C of I unites against inequality with Martin Luther King Day events

January 08, 2018

To honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the College of Idaho has planned a number of events both before and on Martin Luther King Day meant to encourage the community to unite against inequality and promote service and empathy on both a local and national level.

Andrea Rojas Escot dances on the cover of the Fall 2017 Quest magazine

Fall 2017 Quest magazine officially released

December 14, 2017

The Fall 2017 issue of The College of Idaho’s alumni magazine, Quest, is now being sent to the College’s mailing list and is available to read for free online at the College’s website.

Fall Discovery Day

C of I to host Fall Discovery Day this October

September 21, 2017

At The College of Idaho, students strive for excellence and growth each and every day. For over 125 years, the College itself has served as an institution to help students reach their potential, no matter their goals — and it is always looking for new students to join the #YoteFam.

Art Gallery Setup

Rosenthal Gallery of Art to showcase faculty artwork for Homecoming

September 13, 2017

When they aren’t mentoring the next generation of artists in Langroise Hall, the faculty of The College of Idaho’s art department works to perfect their own craft. Starting on Sept. 14, 2017, the faculty will present their own work for the Rosenthal Faculty Art Show, which will be one of many activities making up the College’s 2017 Homecoming Week.

Clock Tower

C of I begins fundraiser to repair clock tower

September 01, 2017

On November 30, 1990, Boise philanthropist Velma Morrison pressed a button to personally sound the chimes on a new landmark for The College of Idaho’s quadrangle — the Velma Morrison Centennial Clock Tower, where students still meet and pass by on a regular basis.

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