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It's been just over a month since our 18th President Chuck Staben took the helm, and he hasn't stopped moving since.
He celebrated Moms' Weekend 2014
with students and Vandal Moms earlier
this month. That weekend President Staben unveiled the new Doceo Center for Innovation and Learning
and hung out with
Ellen Travolta and Jack Bannon at the Idaho Repertory Theatre performance of "Love Letters"
by A.R. Gurney.
Last week, he was in Boise attending the Silver & Gold Celebration honoring
Meg Carlson '76
, Marilyn Fordham '57
, Meryle Kay Michael
, Heidi Butler
and Sara Schmidt
This week, President Staben is back in Moscow for the Latah County Silver & Gold Celebration
have the chance to meet some very supportive and influential Vandals including Matt '71 and Karen '72 Telin
, and Matt Shelley '75
President Staben will also have the honor in
recognizing former interim president Don Burnett
as an honorary alumnus - a title we all can
agree is deserved.
Next week, President Staben and Dr. Mary Beth Staben will be at a reception in Lewiston.
Please take advantage of this opportunity to get to know our university leader April 23
Steven C. Johnson ’71
Director, Office of Alumni Relations
April 17 - UI Retirees Association Spring Luncheon in Moscow |
- Silver and Gold Celebration in Moscow |
April 19 -
Easter Egg Hunt for Alumni and Friends in Moscow |
- Vandal Night with the Spokane Shock |
April 23 -
Reception with President Chuck Staben and Dr. Mary Beth Staben
in Lewiston |
- Idaho Grads of the Last Decade Thirsty Thursday in Pullman
- Football Spring Game in Moscow |
- Petrino Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction in Moscow |
May 7 - University of Idaho Boise Commencement |
May 8 - Idaho Falls Commencement |
Save the Date: Mark
your calendars for for the Silver & Gold Celebration honoring
Jim Faucher '67 in Coeur d'Alene June 5.
View more events near you on the complete alumni calendar.
Vandal Snaps in
The University of Idaho Homecoming 2014 theme reveal is this
week. Check us out on Facebook for updates. Have you marked your calendars for
Have a Vandal photo to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Micron Makes $1
Gift establishes first
fully-funded endowed professorship for College of Engineering
Micron Technology Foundation announced a $1 million gift to the University of
Idaho to fund an endowed professorship in microelectronics in the College of
Engineering. The gift from the Foundation will support the UI’s College of
Engineering as it continues to grow its leadership position in microelectronics
education and research.
The gift brings the College of Engineering within reach of its December 2014
$15 million dollar Inspiring Futures goal.
Dean of Students here for
fall to train replacement
When Bruce Pitman arrived in Moscow as the University of Idaho Greek adviser in
1973, the drinking age was 19, the Kibbie Dome wasn’t yet a dome,
pedestrian-only streets running through campus were open to cars and there
wasn’t a single McDonalds in town.
Now, after 40 years of service, the dean of students and vice provost for
student affairs has announced his intention to retire early next fall. The
announcement — which could have come seven years ago when Pitman became
eligible for retirement — was a surprise to few. Many have expressed their
sadness at the news of Pitman’s impending departure.
Waves on an Alien World
UI physics researchers find
first evidence of waves in Titan’s methane seas
Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of
Arizona/University of Idaho.
hope to land a spacecraft on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. When they do, they
need to know what, exactly, they’re landing in.
“We want our spacecraft to splash, not splat,” says Jason Barnes, an associate
professor of physics at the University of Idaho.
He and his students work with researchers around the nation studying Titan
through NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Barnes has been working with Cassini since
the craft arrived in the Saturn system in 2004.
What Are You Wearing?
Official 2014-15 Game Day
T-Shirts are here!
year the University of Idaho gives its students, alumni, fans and supporters
the opportunity to leave their mark on the Vandal Game Day experience with the
Vandal Game Day T-shirt Design Contest.
This year's contest winner is Jason Martinez! Vandal sports fans will see his
work at events all year long. Purchase T-shirts at the VandalStore ».
more about Jason's design
Joe Knows ... Gifts
For Every Vandal
There are many ways to support your alma mater and show your Vandal
pride. Proceeds benefit UI, and student and athletic scholarships.
Add an eye-catching piece of Vandal Pride to your collection with one of these
handmade decorative sandstone rocks. Use promo code "Go Idaho" at
checkout and receive $5 off your purchase! Order online »
Produced for the
enjoyment of Vandal alumni and friends, each bottle of Vandal Crest Wine is
corked at Camas Prairie Winery in Moscow, Idaho. The winery was established in
1983 and is the oldest in North Idaho. Glassware and gift packs also available.
Purchase locations in Moscow, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Falls and Meridian, or order online »