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Spring is right around the corner, and the University of Idaho is stepping into a new phase of growth. Chuck Staben
is transitioning into campus life as the 18th president of the University of Idaho. He will work closely with former Interim President Don Burnett this month.
Burnett's contribution to the university over the past nine months will not be forgotten. Our office is pleased to honor Burnett as a 2014 Honorary Alumnus
. His great distinction for providing faithful and distinguished service to the university will be celebrated April 17 in Moscow
There are many opportunities to celebrate your fellow alumni and friends in the coming months. The Office of Alumni Relations is hosting several Silver and Gold Celebrations honoring individuals for their dedication, service and volunteerism to the university and the Alumni Association.
Celebrations will be held March 11 in Washington, D.C.
, April 3 in Moscow
, April 10 in Boise
and April 17 in Moscow
. Additional celebrations will be scheduled this spring and summer. Add these to your calendar, and we'll see you soon!
Steven C. Johnson ’71
Director, Office of Alumni Relations
March 6 - Men's Basketball: Vandals vs. Chicago State (Away) |
March 6 - Women's Basketball vs. Chicago State (Home) |
March 8 - Women's Basketball vs. UMKC (Home) |
March 8 - Men's Basketball: Vandals vs. Kansas City (Away) |
March 11 - Silver & Gold Reception for Sam '68 and Kay '69 Bacharach, Connie Morrow in DC |
March 12 - Women's Basketball - WAC Tournament in Las Vegas |
March 12 - Men's Basketball - WAC Tournament in Las Vegas |
March 13 - Thirsty Thursdays in CDA |
March 15 - St. Patty's Day Alumni Celebration in Boise |
March 20 - Thirsty Thursday in Twin Falls, Idaho |
March 21 - Spring Training Baseball with the Vandals in Tempe, Arizona |
March 22 - Spring Training Baseball with the Vandals in Mesa, Arizona |
March 23 - Arizona Chapter Golf Tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona |
March 27 - Student Athlete Advisory Committee Blood Drive in Moscow |
Save the Date: Join us April 4-6 as we celebrate Moms' Weekend 2014 and 125 years at the University of Idaho.
View more events near you on the complete alumni calendar.
Then and Now: Targhee Hall and Campus Club,
Co-ed dorm and former cooperative living facility to house College of Education offices in 2014
University of Idaho students have Wayne Lunday ’79 to thank for their warm winter months by the fire in Targhee Hall. The stone fireplace was built in the residence’s large communal living room by Lunday and his father in the summer of 1976 – including the fabricated hood and hole cut into the roof.
Today, that fireplace is another piece of Targhee’s history. The facility hasn’t had an indoor fireplace since the 1980s.
The current co-ed dorm, once known as Campus Club, has gone through many phases in its lifetime. The latest will be the new home to displaced College of Education staff. The hall will be converted to office space while the education building undergoes major renovations. Its residents will move to the Stevenson Wing of the Wallace Residence Center for fall 2014.
How Much Do You Know About UI Track & Field?
UI hosts indoor championships for first time in history
Did you know?
- The women’s 4x400m relay team broke a 12-year school record in the 2013 Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships. The Vandals finished the meet with 10 First-Team All-WAC honors and 10-Second Team All-WAC honors.
- Two-time Olympian Angela Whyte '03 scored more points in the Big West track and field conference championships than the entire Boise State team.
- Current Assistant Coach Allix Potratz-Lee '10 was the first and only woman in WAC history to win the 3000m steeplechase, the 5000 m, and the 10,000m at the WAC Outdoor championship meet. Winning these three events in one meet has only been done three times in NCAA history. She is also the only woman in WAC history to be named WAC Athlete of the Year in three different sports.
- When former Vandal thrower and current UI Track and Field Coach Julie Taylor graduated from Idaho in 1986, she held both Idaho outdoor school records in the shot put and discus. Since that time, her athletes have broken and re-broken every Idaho throws record. Taylor saw her name officially bumped out of the Idaho record book in 2011, but she still holds an incredible distinction in Idaho’s history. She coached every single athlete who has made an entry in Idaho’s all-time top 10 in the women’s shot put, discus, hammer throw and javelin throw.
For the first time in Idaho history, the men's and women's track and field teams hosted the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship Feb. 26-28.
The University of Idaho men’s track and field team claimed the 2014 championship title in a dramatic meet that came down to one point. The women ended the meet in third place with 127 points, Missouri-Kansas City took the second place spot with 144.5 and Grand Canyon finished the meet as WAC Champions with 166.5 points.
Get complete Championship results
Vandaleers in Southern Idaho
The University of Idaho Vandaleers Concert Choir will tour Southern Idaho March 19-23. Scheduled performances and workshops are: March 19 - Performance 7:30 p.m. at Vallivue High School Auditorium, Caldwell, Idaho; March 20 - Workshop 7:30 a.m. at Vallivue High School, Caldwell, Idaho; March 20 - Performance 12:00-12:45 p.m. in the Idaho State Capitol Rotunda; March 21 - Workshop 8:30 a.m. at Boise High School. Additional concerts may be added to the schedule. For more information, contact Dr. Michael Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the group
Spring Training in Arizona March 21-23
Thinking spring? How about Spring Training or some fun in the sun on the course? Join fellow alumni for baseball and golf events March 21-23 in the Phoenix area.
Join the Fun
125 Years of Vandal Moms
The University of Idaho welcomes all parents to Moms' Weekend 2014 April 4-6. Join us as we celebrate our university's 125th Anniversary, its robust history and, of course, the Vandal Moms that make it great!
View the evolving schedule
Joe Knows ... Ellen Travolta is Coming to Campus
Yes, that Travolta ...
Hollywood actors Ellen Travolta and Jack Bannon are joining the University of Idaho Theatre Department
for a special evening in support of Idaho Repertory Theatre
. The duo will perform a professional reading of "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney 6:30 p.m. April 5 at the Hartung Theater in Moscow. Stay for a question and answer period with Travolta and Bannon following the performance!
Tickets available at the door or in advance at the UI Theatre Office on the second floor of Shoup Hall
- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cash or check only.