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It takes a strong leader to steer the flagship! University of Idaho Interim President Don Burnett has taken the helm, and the future is in his capable hands until next year. At the same time, work has started on the official presidential search. The university is seeking nominations and applications
online. Learn more about the timeline
of the search, the position profile
and who's on the committee
to find U-Idaho's next head Vandal.
This innovative individual must bring a broad vision to the university's immediate and long-range future. With so many inspiring achievements on campus every day, it's a wonder to think of all that's on the horizon. The university's American Language and Culture Program recently received a five-year accreditation by the Commission of English Language Program Accreditation, and fall graduate application admissions are up by 2 percent, to name a couple.
As alumni, I think we can all agree the University of Idaho has a lot to offer - whether you're here to study, work or lead. Tell us about your success stories and memories of our great university via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steven C. Johnson ’71
Director, Office of Alumni Relations
July 17 - Bay Area Alumni Reception in San Jose |
July 18 - Idaho Grads of the Last Decade Barbecue on the Palouse |
July 18 - Bay Area Alumni Reception at Walnut Creek |
July 18 - Thirsty Thursday in Twin Falls |
July 20 - Vandal Night with the Colorado Rockies |
July 24 - University of Idaho Research and Extension Center Twilight Tour |
July 25 - Vandal Day at Silverwood near Coeur d'Alene |
July 26 - Vandal Scholarship Fund Buhl Pig Out |
July 28 - Portland Alumni and New Student Picnic |
Aug. 1 - Deadline for UIAA award nominations |
Aug. 1 - Vandal Scholarship Fund Gala in Boise |
Aug. 2 - Vandal Night at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club |
Aug. 2 - Vandal Night with the Spokane Indians |
Aug. 3 - Puget Sound Vandal Gathering |
Aug. 3 - Vandal Night with the Los Angeles Angels |
Aug. 8 - Thirsty Thursdays in CDA |
Aug. 16 - University of Idaho Night at Shakespeare |
Save the Date: The deadline to submit award nominations through the University of Idaho Alumni Relations is Aug. 1. Help us recognize outstanding alumni, friends and students through awards that celebrate achievements in volunteerism, success and commitment to the university. Learn more
Then and Now: Student Union Building
During his five-year stay at the University of Idaho, Richard Stiles ’65 said he spent most of his time in the “living room” of campus – the Student Union Building.
Between acting as vice president of the Associated Students of the University of Idaho, SUB building committee manager and SUB program manager, along with pursuing his master's in education, Stiles said he rarely had reason to leave his college home away from home.
“It just felt comfortable there, and continued to get so,” he said. “It was a time of innocence, and I would do it all again.”
Clues to Conservation
Studying bats up close and personal near pineapple plantations is University of Idaho doctoral student Kate Cleary’s idea of a slice of paradise. The fact that she's doing it in the lush countryside of Costa Rica makes that slice a whole pie.
The natural resources student was drawn to UI by the lure of working with her adviser, Lisette Waits, and the National Science Foundation’s IGERT program, which focuses on interdisciplinary training for scientists pursuing Ph.D.s. Now Cleary has received a 10-month Fulbright Scholarship that’s helping her complete her dissertation research on conservation in human-dominated tropical ecosystems in Costa Rica.
This story also is featured in the latest of the University of Idaho magazine, Here We Have Idaho.
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Bellwood Lecture Series - Justice For All
The University of Idaho’s College of Law will host national leader in civil rights law, Morris Dees, co-founder and chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center, during the Oct. 8 Bellwood Memorial Lecture Series.
“Morris Dees’ work at the Southern Poverty Law Center has had a profound influence fighting hate and bigotry in the United States,” said Michael A. Satz, interim dean of the College of Law. “His efforts against the Aryan Nation in Northern Idaho inspired people across the state to confront bias head on and foster accepting communities for all. As the 2013 Bellwood Memorial Lecture speaker, Mr. Dees represents the powerful impact attorneys can have to advance society, justice and culture.”
Joe Knows ... How to Travel Like a Vandal!
Looking for that vacation of a lifetime? Venture out into the beauty of the world and share the experience with fellow Idaho alumni as part of the Vandal Voyager Travel Program.
Travel is considered a continuing education program and provides alumni and friends an opportunity to learn more about U-Idaho and the benefits of being a part of the Alumni Association. Make plans in June 2014 to join Office of Alumni Relations Director Steve Johnson and his wife Claudia on the “Grand Journey through Europe.”