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Just as fast as it came, another year has passed and another group of Vandals will soon be paving the way toward their own futures.
Commencement ceremonies begin at University of Idaho centers in Boise
next Wednesday, followed by Idaho Falls
May 8 and Coeur d'Alene
May 12. The Moscow Commencement
ceremony will be held May 17. These graduates will join the more than 100,000 proud alumni worldwide.
There's a lot of effort - from students, faculty and staff alike - that goes into building a great education. A week ago, students took the opportunity to thank university mentors for their guidance along the way. They delivered thank-you cards, decorated classroom boards and expressed their thanks throughout the day. Read more
about these gestures of gratitude and view photos
from the event.
After graduation, it's our duty to assure the connection between graduates and our university retains its value. All alumni have access to employment help through the Career Center
, can take part in alumni events
in their area and take advantage of program discounts
while supporting student scholarships.
Have a future Vandal in mind who could benefit from this lifelong connection? Nominate them through our Grow the Gold
program. Your nomination establishes their path to career goals and future success!
Steven C. Johnson ’71
Director, Office of Alumni Relations
May 7 - University of Idaho Boise Commencement |
May 8 - Idaho Falls Commencement |
May 9 - Ada County Golf Scramble Presented by Vandal Scholarship Fund |
May 12 - University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene Commencement |
May 12 - Reception with President Staben in CDA |
May 15 - UI Retirees Association Spring Arboretum Tour |
May 17 - University of Idaho Moscow Commencement |
May 17 - Hayden Lake Country Club Vandal Scramble Presented by VSF |
May 19 - Reception with President Staben in Seattle |
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
Did you know the UI Arboretum & Botanical Garden was established in 1980? Often referred to as the "new" arboretum, the garden was planted after the Charles Houston Shattuck Arboretum. The campus was essentially treeless before Shattuck initiated planting on the slope west of the Administration Building in 1910.
Want to learn even more? Take a guided tour with UI Horticulturist Paul Warnick 10 a.m. May 15. Let us know if you'll be walking with us by calling (208) 885-6154 or email email@example.com.
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Vandal Tennis WAC Champions
Women's golf, track & field earn honors in big weekend of Vandal sports
The Idaho men’s and women’s tennis teams each captured Western Athletic Conference championships Sunday as the top-seeded women beat No. 3 New Mexico State 4-1 and the second-seeded Vandal men beat NM State 4-3. It’s the first WAC championship for both programs.
Both teams will take on the University of Southern California Trojans in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Vandal women (19-5) will look for their 20th win of the season against the 16th seeded Trojans (16-7) May 9 at 2 p.m. and the Vandal men (11-13) take on the No. 1 overall seed Trojans (26-3) on May 10 at 2 p.m. in Los Angeles, while the
The women's golf team also competed in the WAC Tournament this past weekend. Junior Leilanie Kim shot an even-par 72 during the final day of the tournament to win the individual title with a 54-hole total 224. Cassie McKinley earned first-team all-conference honors with her tie for third at 229.
Track and field competed in the Cougar Invitational Saturday with 10 individual wins and two Vandals reigning double champions over the meet.
Senior Karlene Hurrel was first across the finish line in the 100m with a wind-aided time of 12.23; she also placed first in the 200m with a wind-aided time of 24.65. Junior Ben Ayesu-Attah also earned a double over the day, finishing first in the 400m with a time of 47.89 and tied for the first-place spot in the 200m with a wind-aided time of 21.50.
Matt Shelley '75 Talks Loyalty to Independent Media
Alumnus says university push for practical experience led to career success
A career journalist, editor and television producer, Matt Shelley ’75 has worked in some of the most challenging and dangerous places in the world including Pakistan, Yemen, Beirut, Kosovo and Serbia, and managed media development projects designed to establish independent media and protect journalists.
Vandals Make Wishes Come True
Students raise $1,800 to fund local boy's travel to Disney World
UI Greek Life brought an interesting face to the Moscow campus. Gerald the Office Invader, an 8-foot inflatable, waving, tube-man traveled across campus for a very good cause. The all-Greek philanthropy was designed to raise money for Moscow native Chase.
The 10-year-old has a brain tumor near his optic nerve. His wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation? To travel to Walt Disney World and meet his favorite Disney characters.
For two weeks in April, a $20 donation would bring Gerald to any office on the Moscow campus for one hour. To get Gerald kicked out, a $30 donation was requested.
Gerald's travels, along with a donation from the UI Interfraternity Council, led to a fundraising total of $1,800, enough to fund Chase's wish.
View photos of Gerald's travels
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