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The new school year will bring a refreshing wave of energy to the University of Idaho campus — from students and faculty and staff.
With former interim president Don Burnett returning as a professor of law, Mark Adams will be taking the helm as dean of the UI College of Law. Adams comes to us from Valparaiso University School of Law, in Valparaiso, Indiana. He received a B.A. in art history from Williams College in Massachusetts in 1983 and a J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1988.
The university's largest college, the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, also has a new leader in Andrew Kersten. Kersten earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduate degrees from the University of Cincinnati. He comes to UI from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
The search also has begun to fill the enormous shoes of retiring Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Bruce Pitman. Nominations are being accepted, interviews will begin in September, and Pitman has agreed to steer the ship — as he has done for 41 years — until his successor is hired.
With President Chuck Staben also on the Vandal team, we have a lot of new leadership and insight to look forward to in the coming year.
Steven C. Johnson ’71
Director, Office of Alumni Relations
Upcoming Vandal Events
July 24 - 125th Anniversary Cruise in CDA |
July 25 - Buhl Pigout presented by VSF |
July 25 - Honoring Howard Morris in Buhl |
July 26 - Vandal Day with the Seattle Mariners|
July 31 - Vandal Day at Silverwood in CDA|
July 31 - Vandal Scholarship Fund Gala in Boise |
Save the Date: Job, Internship and Graduate School Fair Oct. 8 in the Student Union Building. For students and alumni seeking jobs, and alumni active in the interview and hiring processes.
View more events near you on the complete alumni calendar.
Visiting Moscow? Idaho Repertory Theatre for Youth presents "Tomato Plant Girl," a high-energy exploration of young friendship, with showtimes 7 p.m. this weekend and in August on the Hartung Lawn. Check out this and other upcoming events on the university calendar.
Vandal Snaps: Do you recognize this?
Information regarding this gift to fellow alumni Brian Redmond '04. Any idea how old it is? On the back, it says WB Schlitz 678.
Send info or submit your own photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Vandal Football 2014 Schedule
The 2014 football season is here, Vandal Fans! And the Office of Alumni Relations has everything you need to start enjoying it — whether at home or away.
Get pregame, parking, RV space, and ticket information online!
View the schedule
The Science of Fire
In 2012, 80 percent of the 9.3 million acres burned by wildfire in the United States were in the 11 western states. Idaho, Oregon and Montana saw the most activity with 44 percent of the total burned acres.
This year, a wildfire emergency has been declared with flames consuming nearly 400 square miles in north-central Washington state. Whiskey Complex fires near Boise, Idaho, have burned 8,500 acres since Saturday.
The University of Idaho is the leading university in wildfire research, education and collaboration. With the first certified wildfire ecology program in the nation and the only university lab dedicated to the study of combustion and smoke emissions, UI is internationally renowned for its fire science.
Meet the experts
LinkedIn and Leading: Carlos Lima '13
Carlos Lima’s career adds about 1,500 miles a week to his daily commute — from one beach home to the next.
A field superintendent for Gothic Landscape out of Valencia, Calif., the landscape architecture graduate oversees job sites in the greater Los Angeles area. Lima said the majority of projects are for large, master-plan apartment communities.
Lima is an avid LinkedIn user, and is connected with alumni
channels to stay up-to-date on career advice
, alumni successes and more.
Joe Knows ... Student Scholarships
There are several opportunities this summer to support general student and athlete scholarships through the Vandal Scholarship Fund
. Check out these upcoming events:
- Buhl Pig Out
- VSF Gala in Boise
- Inland Empire Vandal Celebration in Coeur d’Alene