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Michelle Fellows has been selected as College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Faculty of Distinction for November.

Fellows is a tremendous asset to the college. In addition to serving as chair of...
On Friday, Nov. 18, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) visited College of Western Idaho (CWI) to discuss internships with students from CWI’s Information Security and Digital Forensics program....
On Nov. 21, 2016, Idaho Governor Butch Otter declared November as Career Development Month with a proclamation and signing. College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Career Services was represented at...
Students at College of Western Idaho (CWI) are showing their holiday spirit by organizing donation activities to support the local community. One example is at CWI’s Nampa Campus Math Solutions...
College of Western Idaho (CWI) has announced that Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Brenda Pettinger, will be guiding CWI’s Academic Affairs and Career and Technical Education...
Charles Dickinson, associate professor of Sociology at College of Western Idaho (CWI), co-authored an article published in the October issue...
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CWI Student and Scholarship Donor Mitch Coats

A CWI student becomes the first to invest in a fellow student through the CWI Foundation, creating a scholarship to inspire others.

CWI Alumni and Scholarship Recipient Jayme Thomas, 2016

For as long as Jayme Thomas can remember, she knew she wanted to work in medicine. Through CWI, her dream has finally come true.

When Amy Shore graduated from high school, she chose the route many others do. She joined the U.S. Army with future plans to go to college. She ended up meeting her husband at her first duty station in Upstate New York and motherhood soon followed. A few years in to her job as a military...

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The seasons have changed and it is time for the annual migration of monarch butterflies. After traveling hundreds of miles from their natal grounds, most of the monarchs living in the Western United States will spend the winter nestled in eucalyptus trees along the California coast. Those in the...

Who would have thought that science really had so much to do with aging?  Not me, until I read this article from sciencenews.org. They explain that while there is still a hearty debate regarding what the true cause of aging is, scientist do have some good theories to follow up on.  One...

Recently, Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver ran a special segment on the nature of scientific research and how it is reported in the media. Oliver discusses the importance of not just reading the headlines of a science story, or even the article/press release, but actually looking at the...

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This semester, students from the College of Western Idaho (CWI) have begun to explore what it takes to be a teacher. These students are enrolled in IDoTeach classes at CWI, which are designed to encourage Science,...

On Saturday, Oct. 22, a group of College of Western Idaho (CWI) students representing the IDoTeach program hosted an interactive Physics workshop at CWI’s annual STEM Out! event. The event was presented by CWI's Center for New Directions and Career and Technical Education (...

Monarch Research Project at CWI

Under CWI student Vance McFarland’s watchful eye, more than 50 Monarch Butterflies are ready for a long migration journey.

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The College of Western Idaho (CWI) Street Teams headed out to the races at Meridian Speedway on Saturday, July 16. The student Veteran's Association brought great enthusiasm to the crowds as well as drivers in the pits who were thankful to get relief from the heat with CWI fans, sunglasses,...

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) teamed up with Nampa Parks and Recreation Department again to help present a public screening of the movie Minions at Optimist Park in Nampa. CWI hosted a booth while the student Street Team provided entertainment and engaged with the community....

College of Western Idaho (CWI) hosted an open house style event on June 29, encouraging future students to come and explore the educational opportunities CWI has to offer. The Micron Center for Professional Technical Education hosted the event that streamlined the process of applying for school...