On The Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jul 22, 2019
  • CWI considers new funding options for expansion
  • The need for more rural doctors
  • Liminal: a refugee memoir
  • Let's get coding

-After last year's failed levy the College of Western Idaho has scaled back their expansion, proposing three new options for funding. Join us as we discuss these options and how they could improve the student and teacher experience.

-Health disparities experienced between urban and rural communities are a result of many different factors, one of these being access to physicians. In an effort to increase this access WWAMI offers a Rural Underserved Opportunities Program. This gives medical students the chance to serve in areas with doctor shortages and learn more about community medicine.

-Join our conversation with author Liyah Babayan as she discusses her new book Liminal: a refugee memoir. The story captures the experience of an Armenian teenager fleeing persecution from one country, while facing prejudice in another. She documents the triumphs and trials of her journey assimilating into American culture and what this meant when it came to understanding her identity.

-The Onramp program is a partnership between the College of Western Idaho, Boise State University, Idaho Digital Learning Academy, and Apple. Its aim? To teach new skills and create new opportunities for K-12th graders by teaching them to code, helping them approach community problems in a whole new way.