The College of Idaho has once again appeared in national rankings, this time in the pages of the Wall Street Journal as part of the Top 500 in the 2018 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Rankings.
The C of I ranked at No. 401 on the list and was the only school in Idaho to appear within the Top 500. The rankings were determined through data gathered about four key areas for students when choosing colleges, including resources, engagement, outcomes and learning environment.
“Time” was of the essence in The College of Idaho’s first ever crowdfunding campaign — and with the Velma Morrison Centennial Clock Tower continuing to stand its vigil on the College’s campus, the C of I community rallied to complete it twice as fast as predicted.
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.
After years of planning and partnership between both students and the administration, The College of Idaho will begin its new smoke-free policy starting this fall, eliminating tobacco usage completely from its campus.
In an effort to improve the health of the campus at large, the College has worked toward the elimination of tobacco use on campus for several years, taking small steps in policy to reduce overall tobacco usage before its removal from campus altogether, including cigarettes, vaping and smokeless tobacco.
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.
Alumni News & Notes: Allan Laird ’16 was profiled in the Idaho Press-Tribune for earning his degree 43 years after his first college class. We’re so excited to count the well-known campus safety director among the C of I alumni. Way to go, Allan!...Dr. Rick Williams '74 recently was honored by a fly-fishing and conservation NGO, the Federation of Fly Fishers based in Livingston, Mont.
As construction crews put the finishing touches on the $4 million renovation of Voorhees Hall, students in Finney Hall packed up their rooms to prepare for the move—but not before giving The College of Idaho’s oldest dormitory a proper sendoff.
With hands raised high and holding plastic champagne glasses filled with sparkling apple cider, students celebrated the Finney Farewell with a toast.
“Let’s raise our glasses to the Finney Hall of the last century and the Finney Hall of the next century,” said Jen Nelson, director of residence life.
Rising up like a concrete and steel coliseum along Cleveland Boulevard, The College of Idaho’s new Cruzen-Murray Library is starting to resemble the sleek, 60,000-square-foot building that will be completed in late 2017.
And almost a year to the day after breaking ground on the three-story building, the College will hold a “topping off” ceremony from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, as the Kreizenbeck Constructors crew lifts the final steel beam into place. The event is open to the public.
Alumni News & Notes:Jodi Reynolds has joined the board of directors for Opera Idaho. Over the years, Reynolds has been involved in the Boise Art Museum, Boise Baroque Orchestra, Boise Philharmonic, Boise Committee on Foreign Relations, Idaho Historical Museum and the Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation, among other organizations.