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Vandals have proven they can persevere over many different types of terrain. The Idaho landscape can be as rugged as it is beautiful, and Vandals will always move ahead.
I'm sure everyone was surprised by the recent news that President M. Duane Nellis will be moving to Texas Tech University in June. President Nellis has done a wonderful job advancing Idaho. He has been a dynamic spokesman and passionate leader for us. However, no one individual is bigger than our institution.
Over the past four years I have worked with President Nellis, crisscrossing the nation to meet and honor alumni, each of whom have left their own impressions on our alma mater. With so many alumni working to further our legacy of leading, it's clear we will persevere through this change.
Our commitment to student success, research, teaching excellence, and community outreach and stewardship all ring true in today's Vandal Vibe, just as it will well into the future - no matter the terrain.
Steven C. Johnson ’71
Director, Office of Alumni Relations
March 14 - Vandal Social at WAC Tournament in Vegas |
March 16 – Vandal Day at the Woodland Zoo |
March 16 – Puget Sound St. Patrick’s Day Party |
March 16 – Vandal GOLD St. Paddy’s Party in Boise
March 22 - Vandal Friday |
March 22-23 - Spring Training Baseball and Golf with the Vandals in Arizona |
March 24 - 6th Annual Arizona Chapter Golf Tournament at the Phoenician |
March 25 - Portland Alumni Reception |
March 26 – Seattle Alumni Reception with Alumni Director Steve Johnson |
April 4 – Latah County Silver and Gold Celebration |
April 5 – Vandal Friday |
April 19 – Silver and Gold Football Scrimmage in Moscow |
April 23 – Eastern Idaho Silver and Gold Celebration in Idaho Falls |
View the 2013 Moms' Weekend Schedule – and check back for updates!
Smart Engineering in the Snow
Students on the University of Idaho’s Clean Snowmobile Team know how to fine-tune the knowledge they gain in a classroom to make a cleaner and quieter snow machine. In fact, our team just earned third place in the 10th SAE International Clean Snowmobile Challenge. Read about the competition and check out photographs of their exhilarating creation.
Serving with Joe in Africa
Alumna Caitlin Ambrosia has been working with the Peace Corps since July 2012 in Zambia, Africa. The two-year service trip has been full of cultural enlightenment and, of course, Joe Vandal.
“Being an Idaho Vandal is a huge part of who I am today. Joe Vandal is our mascot. I have a mini Joe doll. Joe goes with me wherever I go. The Vandals are the reason I'm taking this path with my life. 'Serving with Joe' is the name of my blog. Joe will be traveling with me wherever I go …” – Caitlin
View photos of Caitlin's work and read first-hand accounts on her blog.
Greek Heart on the Court
Eighty-five diehard University of Idaho women’s basketball fans packed the Cowan Spectrum for Senior Night March 2 with one mission: to get – and keep – their sorority sister on the court.
Very few team sport players tackle the balancing act of going Greek while maintaining team commitments - but senior guard Ana Overgaard has found the middle ground. Read more about her connection to Greek life.
Elite Warfare Training on the Ground
AROTC Cadet Steven Cleppe, a University of Idaho sophomore majoring in political science, can count himself among the elite survivors of an intense two-week course to train in Army mountain warfare. Teams moved in 11-man squad formation through the extreme terrain of northern Vermont. Seventy started, but Cleppe was one of the only 49 who graduated. Read about the obstacles he faced and view photos of the course.
Spreading Inspiration on Campus
Let our alumni inspire you! Fifteen University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture graduates will be on the Moscow campus as part of the Inspiring Design Futures symposium March 20. Engaging different worlds of imagination, inspiration, culture, beauty and resilience, this daylong symposium celebrates the diversity of paths alumni have taken.
Joe Knows … Vandal Pride Planetwide
This year's Homecoming 2013, set for Sept. 22-29, is a tribute to Vandals worldwide. It will encompass the contributions of our students on campus as well as our more than 95,000 alumni, while engaging parents and fans. There are many ways to become a member of our Vandal family.