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Moscow Office

University of Idaho Alumni Office - Moscow
Physical location:
1212 Blake Ave.
Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3232
Moscow, ID 83844-3232
(208) 885-6154
(208) 885-6975 (fax)

Boise Office

University of Idaho Alumni Office - Boise
322 E. Front Street, Suite 390
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 364-4030
(208) 364-4084 (fax)

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April 16, 2014

Note: Archived materials may contain broken links.
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 Thursday. He'll 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

Upcoming Events

April 17 - UI Retirees Association Spring Luncheon in Moscow |
April 17 - Silver and Gold Celebration in Moscow |
April 19 - Easter Egg Hunt for Alumni and Friends in Moscow |
April 19 - Vandal Night with the Spokane Shock |
April 23 - Reception with President Chuck Staben and Dr. Mary Beth Staben in Lewiston |
April 24 - Idaho Grads of the Last Decade Thirsty Thursday in Pullman |
April 25 - Football Spring Game in Moscow |
April 26 - 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 History: Homecoming  


The University of Idaho Homecoming 2014 theme reveal is this week. Check us out on Facebook for updates. Have you marked your calendars for Oct. 12-19?

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Micron Makes $1 Million Gift
Gift establishes first fully-funded endowed professorship for College of Engineering

The 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.

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Bruce Pittman Announces Retirement
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.

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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.

Someday, researchers 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.

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What Are You Wearing?
Official 2014-15 Game Day T-Shirts are here!

Each 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 ».

Learn 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 »