QUEST MAGAZINE | COLLEGE NEWS
C of I raises $114,000 in 24 hours for Give Day 2018
n April 3, 2018, the College embarked on its second ever Giving Day, a day to celebrate the philanthropy of the College’s supporters while inspiring a wave of new gifts to benefit the College for years to come. From the start, the College rang true with the mantra “One Day, One Pack, One Goal” — and thanks to the generosity of the C of I community, the College succeeded in raising over $114,000 in just 24 hours.
The College gathered 396 individual gifts on Giving Day benefiting several worthwhile causes around campus, bolstered by pledges of matching grants by a number of individuals and organizations that would effectively allow donors to double their individual contributions. The nearly 400 gifts the College received in the 24 hour period surpassed the College’s original goal of 350 gifts for the day.
13th Annual Student Research Conference champions student success The College’s annual celebration of student scholarship and creativity – the Student Research Conference – welcomed its 13th year on April 28 with 70 presentations from students across all academic disciplines. From “Genetically Modified Potatoes: Friend or Foe?” to “Gender Differences in Romantic Jealousy,” unique and interesting research topics were found throughout the afternoon at one of the College’s best attended spring activities. Dr. Katie Devine, the SRC Planning Committee co-chair, said each of the student presentations is the result of a long period of research and preparation,
ranging from work they began preparing at the start of the semester all the way through research they’ve undertaken from their freshman year onwards. Some students have presented their research at regional conferences prior to the SRC, while others are having their first experience presenting scholarly work. “For a lot of students, especially students just getting started in research, this is often their very first presentation experience,” Devine said. “The hope is that this experience is something that they would like to take further and present at other conferences as well.”
“The College of Idaho community is amazing,” said Sarah Nash ‘09, director of the Boone Fund (the College’s general fund). “Every time we’ve asked them to help us reach a goal, they’ve far exceeded it. Whether a donor can give $5 or $5,000, their gift helps share the spirit of philanthropy with our students and campus.”
The Alumni Magazine of The College of Idaho