News Blog: January 2017

Pines and Powder: Students spend winter in Sawtooths

Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.

Jesse Buhler’s telemark skis slid over the shimmering snow as he hiked up a hill in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Snow and ice clung to The College of Idaho senior’s beard as he paused near a whitebark pine to take in the striking view of the Sawtooth Valley.

C of I football hosts Signing Day party in Caldwell

The College of Idaho football team will hold a Signing Day party this Wednesday, February 1, at Stewart’s Bar and Grill in Caldwell. The Yotes will announce their first wave of recruits for the 2017 season starting at 6 p.m.

The C of I coaching staff will be in attendance, along with local recruits—all of whom will be available for 1-on-1 interviews with the media. From 6:30-7 p.m., head coach Mike Moroski will be a guest on the Scott Garson Coach’s Show (airing on ESPN Boise 99.1 FM) to talk about the recruiting class.

C of I athletes study performance in HHP lab

Thud, thud, thud, thud, thud.

With wires, tubes and electronics harnessed around her, College of Idaho senior Emily Hawgood looked more bionic than woman as she ran on the treadmill. Fellow seniors Jayde Folsom and Dalton Ridgway looked on as the computer gathered information on Hawgood’s oxygen uptake levels.

This winter, six C of I students have been busy testing the human body and performing various research projects in the Health and Human Performance lab under the guidance of Dr. Harold Frobisher.

Students create digital exhibits for C of I museum

College of Idaho students are encouraged to think holistically about the world around them. And during the 2016 Fall Semester, students in Professor Rochelle Johnson’s First-Year Seminar course “On Noticing” immersed themselves in artifacts found inside the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History.

In the News

  • Alumni News & Notes: Jordan Huttash ’12 was profiled in the Idaho Press-Tribune, as the paper chronicled her time spent as a medical scribe before pursuing medical school…John “Keith” Carlton ’76, a beloved Boise High School teacher, has passed away.

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts February events

Explore the wonders of our galaxy as the Whittenberger Planetarium hosts its monthly public show at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 on The College of Idaho campus.

The night’s theme will be solar eclipses, as the United States will experience a full solar eclipse this August, as the moon perfectly aligns between the earth and the sun. Even better, the path of totality will travel through Idaho! Guests will also get an overview of constellations, planets, and moon visible in the February night sky.

C of I campus to open late on Thursday, January 19

The College of Idaho has announced a late start for Thursday, Jan. 19, because of slick road conditions. Classes will begin at 10 a.m., as will office hours for C of I staff.

All members of the campus community are encouraged to drive safely and exercise caution while traveling to and from campus.

Record storm brings C of I snow day. How did you spend yours?

To most students, snow days are a blessing from above. Finally, one day of mercy during a long, harsh, and cold season. With just under 9 hours of daytime and a serious lack of sunshine, winter can seem pretty bleak. Unless you’re a skier or a snowboarder who waits all year long for some powder, winters can be pretty awful. Besides snow sports, winter brings other great activities such as de-frosting your car for 2 hours and experiencing pure dread when you start slipping on ice whilst holding a hot coffee.

C of I's Mock Supreme Court an ‘invaluable’ class

To gain first-hand experience as an undergraduate in the sciences, you perform research. For business and marketing, you intern with a company. And for political economy or pre-law? You take part in The College of Idaho’s Mock Supreme Court.                                       

MLK Resourceful, Responsible, Reflective Day

Baptist minister, Civil Rights leader and social activist all define Martin Luther King Jr. Through nonviolent methods of protest, Dr. King used the power of words and love to fight for justice and leave an indelible mark on the world.

As the nation prepares to honor him this upcoming Monday, The College of Idaho will replace classes with the “MLK Jr. Resourceful, Responsible, and Reflective Day.”