College of Idaho

Monday, December 8, 2014

College of Idaho Appoints 13th President

Posted By on Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Beginning in July 2015, the College of Idaho—the Gem State's oldest private college—will have a new president.

Dr. Charlotte Borst, currently the vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty at Whittier College in Whittier, Calif., will become the 13th president (and first woman president) of the C of I, following the retirement of current president, Marv Henberg. Henberg's retirement is effective June 30, and Borst's is set to begin July 1, 2015.

"I am incredibly excited, humble and grateful to be here," Borst told attendees of her appointment ceremony Dec. 8 at the Langroise Center at the C of I campus in Caldwell. "To be chosen to lead such an outstanding college at such an exciting time in its history is a tremendous honor."

Borst has held her current position at Whittier College since 2009. She has also served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Rhodes College in Tennessee, as well as dean of arts and sciences at Union College in New York. 
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Governor's Cup Scholarship Winners Announced

Posted By on Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 12:25 PM

This year's Governor's Cup award winners. - GOVERNOR'S CUP/SARAH FURIMAN
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  • This year's Governor's Cup award winners.

With the cost of attending college at an all-time high, "college tuition" might as well be a four-letter word. But for 23 high-school students from across Idaho, the burden of attendance just got a little lighter.

On June 17, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter met with the 23 recipients of the Governor's Cup Scholarships. Selected from a pool of more than 500 applicants, the winners, all future attendees of Idaho colleges and universities, will receive $3,000 per year for demonstrated commitments to public service, academic excellence and community involvement. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years.

Here are the winners:

Academic scholarships for four-year programs: 

Margarita Alcaraz – Caldwell High School – Attending Northwest Nazarene University

Matthew Brink – Orofino High School – Attending the University of Idaho

Sydney Cornell – Genesee High School – Attending Lewis-Clark State College

Raven Crossley – Mountain Home High School – Attending the University of Idaho

Natasha Dacic – Boise High School – Attending the College of Idaho

Lydia Garner – Sugar-Salem High School, Rexburg – Attending BYU-Idaho

Sadie Heindel – Middleton High School – Attending Boise State University

Sarah Hibbert – Century High School, Pocatello – Attending Idaho State or BYU-Idaho

Sam Jacobson – Borah High School, Boise – Attending Boise State University

Mikaela Jenson – Firth High School, Basalt – Attending BYU-Idaho

Cameron Kirk – Lewiston High School – Attending Lewis-Clark State College

Ryleigh Moore – Rocky Mountain High School, Meridian – Attending Boise State University

Abbey Olsen – Preston High School – Attending Idaho State University

Shaleeni Prasad – Nampa High School – Attending Boise State University

Jaycee Rade – Coeur d’Alene High School, Hayden – Attending the University of Idaho

Clayton Schoessler – Bliss High School – Attending Boise State University

Leslie Thompson – Parma High School, Greenleaf – Attending the University of Idaho

Jade Tyler – Parma High School, Parma – Attending Northwest Nazarene University

Caleb Williams – North Gem High School, Bancroft – Attending Idaho State University

Allysha Yasuda – Fruitland High School – Attending the University of Idaho

Professional Technical two- and three-year programs:

Skyler Badertscher – Timberlake High School, Athol – Attending Lewis-Clark State College

Nathan Haight – Highland School, Craigmont – Attending Lewis-Clark State College

Jordan Peterson – Cole Valley Christian School, Meridian – Attending the College of Western Idaho
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

C of I President Marv Henberg Announces 2015 Retirement

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 10:32 AM

College of Idaho President Marv Henberg

  • College of Idaho President Marv Henberg

The College of Idaho announced today that President Marv Henberg, who took over the helm of C of I in 2009, will retire in June 2015.

The 65-year-old Henberg said today that in 2015, two of his initiatives, the school's master's program in physician assistant studies and the return of C of I's football time, will be well underway, "providing an optimal time for a presidential transition."

College officials said that a search will begin immediately for Henberg's replacement.

C of I Board of Trustee member Michael Graves has agreed to chair the presidential search committee and we have retained the search firm, Academic Search, to assist us with a national search. Indeed, the Board and other constituents of the College community will participate in a facilitated discussion on March 6, 2014, regarding the presidential search and selection process in advance of our full Board meeting the next day, March 7.

“Serving as president at The College of Idaho has been the highlight of my now 38 years teaching and administering in higher education,” said Henberg. “The world needs more College of Idaho graduates and I am thankful to have played a part in that.”

The College of Idaho recently announced that its fall enrollment of 1,122 students was the highest on record and that the current student body is "the most diverse in the history of the C of I," with approximately 9 percent of students coming form other countries and more than 21 percent being domestic students of color.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

College of Idaho Athletic Center Named For Long-Time AD Marty Holly

Posted By on Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM

The College of Idaho announced this morning that its newest addition—the first new building on campus since 2002—would be named for its long-time Athletic Director Marty Holly. The Marty Holly Athletics Center, currently under construction, is expected to open in the summer of 2014.

Holly is in his 33rd year at the C of I and is credited as being instrumental in the reinstatement of the College's football program, which will begin its first season since 1977 in the fall of 2014.

When completed, the $4 million athletic center will be the C of I's primary training facility. A $1.2 million Outdoor Education Center will follow in the second phase of the project.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Former Chris Petersen Coaching Partner Will Helm C of I Football Program

Posted By on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Mike Moroski will be the College of Idaho head football coach when it begins play in fall 2014.
  • Mike Moroski will be the College of Idaho head football coach when play starts in fall 2014.

The College of Idaho, poised to enter a new era of football after a 35-year time-out, announced this morning that Mike Moroski, a former NFL quarterback and former coach at the University of California-Davis, would become C of I's new football coach.

The Caldwell college will renew its football program in the fall of 2014 as a member of the NAIA's Frontier Conference.

Moroski played quarterback for University of California-Davis in the mid 1970s before playing for eight years in the National Football League for the Atlanta Falcons, Houston Oilers and San Francisco 49ers.

Moroski's appointment was followed by a blessing from the Gem State's highest profile football coach.

“The College of Idaho has made an excellent choice in naming Mike to lead their new program, giving countless Idaho student-athletes an opportunity to play college football for a character-driven teacher of the game," said Boise State head football coach Chris Petersen, who coached alongside Moroski at UC-Davis. "I've known Mike Moroski for three decades and we began our coaching careers together."

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

College of Idaho Reaches Goal to Create First-Of-Its-Kind Judaic Studies Chair, Honoring Howard Berger

Posted By on Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Dr. Howard Berger can often be spotted at the Berger Bench in the middle of the College of Idaho campus.
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  • Dr. Howard Berger can often be spotted at the Berger Bench in the middle of the College of Idaho campus.

Dr. Howard Berger may consider this morning's announcement out of the College of Idaho to be a "mitzvah," or worthy deed.

Boise Weekly sat down with Berger in May 2011 to talk about his three decades as professor of history at the Canyon County campus, influencing thousands of students to explore the themes of human rights and social justice through his courses in Jewish history and the Holocaust.

"Most Jews don't come to Idaho to see their jewishness flourish," said Berger. "But I felt early on that I had an especially important responsibility to teach and share whom the Jewish people are and what our traditions are."

This mornig, the C of I announced that a new, fully endowed chair in Judaic studies—the Howard Berger-Ray Neilsen Chair—has been created, thanks to the successful completion of a $2.2 million fundraising initiative.

A $400,000 gift from 1988 C of I alumnus Ray Neilsen pushed the initiative to the goal, setting the stage for the new chair, the first of its kind in the Intermountain West.

“The love of learning that Dr. Berger taught me continues to guide me today,” said Neilsen. “Helping to make this chair possible, and ensuring that future College of Idaho students will receive that same gift from outstanding faculty, is truly rewarding.”

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

College of Idaho Graduate Chosen as Rhodes Scholar

Posted By on Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Amanda Frickle, 2012 graduate of The College of Idaho was named as a Rhodes Scholar on November 18.
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  • Amanda Frickle, 2012 graduate of The College of Idaho, was named as a Rhodes Scholar on Nov. 18.

A 2012 graduate of the College of Idaho was one of 32 Americans named this morning to a very exclusive club: the newest group of Rhodes Scholars, each awarded a scholarship to study at Oxford University valued at approximately $50,000 per year.

Amanda Frickle, who graduated earlier this year from the C of I with a bachelor's degre in history and political economy, is the college's seventh graduate to win the Rhodes scholarship, created in 1902 by British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes. Frickle was also the student body president at the College of Idaho during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Frickle said her proposed course of study at Oxford would be a graduate program in women's studies with a specific interest in applying that knowledge to advocacy for LGBT and women's rights in the United States and Latin America.

"Studying at Oxford, getting an international perspective, could help me become a social-justice advocate not only here (in the United States), but throughout the globe," said Frickle in a statement through the university.

Frickle was one of 200 national finalists for the Rhodes Scholarship.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

UPDATE: College of Idaho Brings Back Football

Posted By on Mon, May 14, 2012 at 9:11 AM

UPDATE 11:45 a.m.


The College of Idaho Board of Trustees announced this morning that it had voted to reinstate football at its May 10th meeting and will launch a fundraising campaign to secure startup and capital expenses.

“There are many high school football players who want to continue playing at the collegiate level while they receive a high quality education," said C of I president Marv Henberg. "That is exactly what The College of Idaho offers."

ORIGINAL POST: 9:00 a.m.

The 1969 College of Idaho football team

The College of Idaho is calling an audible.

C of I trustees have voted on a plan to reinstate football to the Caldwell campus after a 35-year timeout. Through its 1905-1977 football seasons, the College of Idaho sent four of its alumni off to the National Football League.

But C of I officials remain tight-lipped until their 11 a.m. press conference. Dustin Wunderlich, C of I director of marketing and communications, is even quoted in this morning's Idaho Press-Tribune that "nobody knows" what the trustee vote was.

"I'm not sure if it's even counted yet," Wunderlich told the Press-Trbune.

In February, college officials told Citydesk that approximately one-third of its student body was involved in athletics - 19 men's and women's varsity sports teams already compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Founder's Grandson Bequeaths $500,000 for Student Scholarships

Posted By on Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 1:54 PM

The College of Idaho announced today that it had received a gift of more than $500,000 from the estate of the late William Carter, grandson of founding C of I President William Judson Boone. Carter, who died in 2011, left his estate to a family scholarship fund, the largest of its kind at the College of Idaho.

The Carter family also established the endowed Carter-Chalker Lectureship on Faith and Contemporary Issues, created last year. The College of Idaho is the state's oldest private liberal arts college.

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