News Blog: May 2017

C of I alumni sweep NPHS Teacher of the Year awards

Jenette Noe ’13 and Tim Bourner ’08 are more than just teachers at New Plymouth High School. In the eyes of the student body, these two College of Idaho alumni are friends, mentors, examples and, at times, coaches. In the eyes of their fellow staff—some of whom are C of I graduates as well—they are two of the best, most dynamic educators their school has to offer.

Standout biology senior receives research award

When biology major Maggie Brown was a freshman at The College of Idaho, she was approached by Biology Professor Dr. Sara Heggland with a proposal—the chance to become involved in cutting edge research as an undergraduate on the largely unexplored topic of electronic cigarettes.

“I was shocked I could have a research opportunity like that,” Brown said. “I knew when I was looking at colleges, having the opportunity to do research was a high priority for me. The College of Idaho gave me that opportunity.”

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C of I readies for 2017 Commencement ceremony

The College of Idaho will celebrate the graduating Class of 2017 during its annual Commencement ceremony, which is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, in the Morrison Quadrangle on the C of I campus in Caldwell.

Nearly 300 students will participate in Commencement, which will feature an address by The Honorable Candy Wagahoff Dale, a 1979 C of I graduate. Judge Dale, who served as a trial lawyer for more than 25 years prior to her appointment to the federal bench, also will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters during the ceremony.

C of I students plant new pollinator garden

Sixteen years ago, Dr. Richard Roberge recalled seeing a beautiful rose garden on The College of Idaho campus, one that was tended by Leslie Hoover, the wife of former C of I President Robert Hoover. As a member of the College’s Board of Trustees, Roberge enjoyed the garden’s positive impact on the campus landscape, but was saddened when the flowers eventually withered and faded.

Hope DeCuir wins student leadership award

College of Idaho senior elementary education major Hope DeCuir is the latest recipient of the College’s Integrity, Leadership & Service Award. DeCuir is being recognized for her contributions to campus both in the classroom and in the community.

C of I named No. 2 small college in America

National recognition continues to pile up for The College of Idaho, which has been ranked No. 2 on the website Best College Review’s 2017 list of the “Top 50 Best Small Colleges in the U.S.”

C of I Music Department presents end-of-year concerts

Springtime at The College of Idaho means music to patrons’ ears as the College’s music ensembles present their annual spring concerts to close out the semester.

Between May 2-10, there will be five free concerts held at the Langroise Recital Hall starring the C of I Chorale, Chamber Singers, Major Sixth, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Chamber Music, Piano Studio groups. Each show begins at 7:30 p.m. except for May 10, which will begin at 8 p.m. Each performance is open to students and to the public.