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We’re pleased to be able to honor volunteers to our programs, our campus and our country at the first home game of the 2013 football season.
The Sept. 14 Vandal football game against Northern Illinois University is Military Appreciation Day and POW/MIA Day. The day starts with a ceremony to remember missing or captive service members at 9:30 a.m. on the Administration Building lawn. Activities will be held at 11 a.m. at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center’s north field. A wide range of military equipment and assets will be on display, as well as a climbing wall, children’s activities and Veterans’ Services information.
Vandal fans who wish to provide local veterans with free tickets to that afternoon’s game may do so for the discounted price of $12 each. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.govandals.com/ using the promo code MILITARY or by phone at (208) 885-6466.
Kickoff is 2 p.m. in the Kibbie Dome. During the first half of the game, University of Idaho alumni Ken '55 and Marilyn '55 Hallett will be awarded the 2013 Jim Lyle Award for long-term dedication and service to the university.
The Halletts have been supporters of the UI Vandal Scholarship Fund and Vandal Athletics for more than 35 years and volunteered numerous hours with the Spokane Vandal Boosters, Alumni Association and Vandal organizations in the Spokane area. Named in honor of former UI Office of Alumni Relations Director Jim Lyle, the award recognizes the outstanding contributions and volunteerism of any living individual or couple.
Come out to the first home game of the year and help us say thank you to our loyal Vandal service members and alumni.
Steven C. Johnson ’71
Director, Office of Alumni Relations
Sept. 5 - Coeur d'Alene Back-to-School Tailgate & BBQ |
Sept. 7 - University of Idaho vs. University of Wyoming Pregame |
Sept. 7 - Watch Party - Moscow - University of Idaho vs. University of Wyoming |
Sept. 7 - Watch Party - Idaho Falls - University of Idaho vs. University of Wyoming |
Sept. 14 - Brian Ellis Memorial Golf Tournament in Eagle, Idaho |
Sept. 14 - Discount Jostens Ring Sales @Vandalstore |
Sept. 14 - University of Idaho vs. Northern Illinois University |
Sept. 19 - UIRA Fall Luncheon in Moscow |
Sept. 19 - Thirsty Thursday in Twin Falls |
Sept. 21 - University of Idaho vs. Washington State University Pregame |
Sept. 22-29 - Homecoming |
Sept. 26-27 - Golden I Reunion |
Save the Date: All Vandal dads are invited to Dads' Weekend Nov. 1-2.
Then and Now: Going Greek since 1901
Senior Kelsey Matthews comes from a family of Vandals - Her father a Sigma Nu, mother and grandma were Delta Gammas, and her aunt and cousin were Gamma Phis.
Even before high school graduation, Matthews said that part of her future was clear.
“If I was going to go Greek,” she said, “I was going to Idaho.”
Matthews took the route of her aunt and cousin and pledged Gamma Phi Beta in 2010. The national sorority founded in Syracuse, New York, was the first national Greek sorority on the University of Idaho campus. Originally organized as Alpha Delta Pi in the early 1900s, the UI campus location was established as the Xi chapter of Gamma Phi Beta in 1909.
The oldest national fraternity on campus is Kappa Sigma, organized as Sigma Delta Alpha in 1903 and installed as Kappa Sigma in 1905.
Then and Now Across Campus
Take a look at campus history through Vandal memories.
Learn more about our vibrant history
Next year marks the 125th anniversary of the University of Idaho. Members of the university community present and past are invited to help tell our story. Have a favorite memory to share? Email us with your discoveries!
Jazz Festival welcomes Golson, Palmieri and Jordan
The University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival received a $15,000 grant from the NEA Jazz Masters Live grant program to support the performances of Benny Golson, Eddie Palmieri and Sheila Jordan.
The festival was one of six non-profit organizations to receive a grant to support performance and educational activities featuring NEA Jazz Masters, recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz.
Learn more about the grant
Law School Sees Increase in First-Year Students
Contrary to national and regional trends, the University of Idaho College of Law (Idaho Law) is showing increases in enrollment, diversity and total applications.
“The excellence of our programs comes from the combined efforts of many people,” said Michael Satz, interim dean. “But the end result is that a law degree from the University of Idaho provides countless opportunities and a promising future. We are excited to welcome Idaho Law’s class of 2016 into our community.”
This year, most law schools experienced significant decreases in applications, Idaho Law, however, showed an 11.9 percent increase in applications, from 580 completed applications in 2012 to 658 in 2013.
It's Never Too Late to Study Abroad: Visit Africa
Experience three weeks of travel in the eastern and western portions of Africa. This program, part of Study Abroad 2014, includes experiential learning and academic instruction through Savannah and Serengeti safaris, academic tours, socio-historic sites, cultural and village performances, ceremonies, festivities, drum and dance lessons, living with extended family, and countless cultural exchanges.
This study abroad experience is open to alumni and community members. The program is led by Dr. Barry T. Bilderback, assistant professor of music history and ethnomusicology with the UI Lionel Hampton School of Music. His work in Africa is recognized by the National Association for Study Abroad and Study Abroad Faculty and Professionals.
Learn how you can be part of this experience
Joe Knows ... RV Parking for the Game!
Planning to watch the Vandals play the Cougars in Pullman? RV parking will be available in the West lot of the Kibbie Dome for Vandal fans planning to attend. Powered spaces are available for the Sept. 21 game at $150 per space, with power being available from Friday at 12 p.m. until Sunday at 12 p.m. Non-powered RV parking will be first come, first serve at no charge in the West lot.
To reserve your RV space for the Washington State game call (208) 885-0732 or stop by the University of Idaho Ticket Office.
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