News Blog: April 2017

In the News

  • Welcome, Class of 2021! The C of I held Admitted Student Open House on April 22, welcoming more than 100 students from around the country and even the world! We can’t wait to see our new students on campus this fall, but in the meantime, check out an ASOH video and photo album here!

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts May public show

Explore the wonders of our galaxy as the Whittenberger Planetarium hosts its monthly public show at 7 p.m. May 5 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 May night sky.

C of I Research Conference showcases scholarship

The College of Idaho is set to host its 12th annual Student Research Conference on April 29, with more than 60 unique projects on display in disciplines ranging from social sciences to molecules.

For the students presenting, the SRC is a culmination of several months—years, in some cases—of research and study. For many, the chance to present what they have learned with others will be a highlight of their undergraduate experience.

Yotes suit up for science-inspired fashion show

For the fifth straight year, members of The College of Idaho community are participating in the Boise Art Museum’s Art of Fashion Show, with a variety of Yotes leaving their paw prints all over the runway.

The popular show has long had the support of C of I students, alumni and faculty, from its original organization to the enthusiastic participation of design teams. This year, alumna and BAM Curator of Education Terra Feast ’02 said there is more C of I representation than ever.

Coyote Athletics hosts two big fundraisers

The school year is winding to a close, but The College of Idaho’s athletic programs are looking to end the year in style while raising money for their future growth.

C of I’s football team will host its second annual Go Purple Steak Feed on April 29 at the O’Connor Field House, while the College’s track and cross country teams will put on the sixth annual Coyote Bolo Ball on May 6 at the Basque Center in Boise.

C of I professors win grant for astronomy outreach

On August 21, Idaho residents and visitors will have a front-row seat for a unique phenomenon—a full solar eclipse. In anticipation of the once-in-a-lifetime event, the C of I’s Whittenberger Planetarium is holding a series of special programs leading up to the big day.

One such event was Astronomy Day, held April 22 for the Caldwell and Treasure Valley communities. Astronomy Day featured science- and math-themed activities, including solar viewing, engaging in chemistry demonstrations, and building pinhole projectors to help guests safely view the eclipse.

C of I music standouts prepare for senior recitals

Over their last four years as music students at The College of Idaho, Megan Croft, Emily Peters and Brent Ruddy have traveled the world to learn and perform, including trips to San Francisco, Italy and China – and now each will cap off successful undergraduate careers with senior recitals.

Croft will kick things off at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, inside Langroise Recital Hall, while Peters will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in Langroise. Ruddy’s recital will be held at 5 p.m. May 19 at the Bird Stop Coffeehouse in Caldwell.

C of I receives 2017 Best Value School Award

The College of Idaho’s dedication to providing students with a top-dollar education at a fair price has received national recognition, with the C of I earning a 2017 Best Value School Award.

The award, which is issued by University Research & Review, recognizes not only affordability, but also the value students receive, including academic quality, program variety and overall student satisfaction.

C of I student wins Davis Project for Peace Award

College of Idaho senior and Palestine native Ahmed Arafat grew up in Jerusalem, later moving with his family to the city of Nablus in the West Bank, a landlocked territory which Israel took control of in 1967. Living amid heavy tensions between occupying Israeli settlers and the comparatively larger Palestinian population, he saw firsthand the effects Israeli policies had on the smaller farming villages within Area C of the West Bank—particularly in regards to water rights.

Alumni & Friends Choir to perform Vivaldi at spring concert

What started as a small part of a Homecoming event two years ago has grown into an exciting opportunity for College of Idaho alumni to come together for a shared passion: making music.

The C of I Alumni & Friends Choir will hold its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 20 in Langroise Recital Hall, performing Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria” under the direction of Bill Buckendorf ‘74. The concert is free and open to the public.