Recent CLASS Alum Wins Fulbright Award
Ty Unruh (2018, History) received a Fulbright Austria USTA and will be spending the 2018-19 academic year in Austria as an English-Language Teaching Assistant. Congratulations Ty!
Hunter Stars in Griffin Theatre Company’s “The Harvest”
University of Idaho honorary degree recipient Samuel D. Hunter (2015) stars in “The Harvest,” a Griffin Theatre Company of Chicago’s production running July 21-August 25, 2018. Read more.
Sarah Works Provides New Voice to UNM Men’s Basketball Team
CLASS alumna Sarah Works (1992, political science and philosophy) – a respected lawyer, tribal court judge, former NAIA athletic director and former basketball start – joins the University of New Mexico men’s basketball staff as the Director of Player Development. Read how Works is using her talents and experience in new ways.
Hendrickson ’17 Challenges “Prince” Stereotypes in Chicago
BFA Theatre alum Sean Hendrickson ’17 is finding success on the stage in Chicago. His newest play – The Princess Without Pots – helps subvert traditional fairy tales by playing into the prince stereotype. Read more.
Kari Packer Promoted at the Press
After working with The Press since 2005, Kari Packer (2003, public communication) was promoted to advertising director. Read more.
Leith Sorenson (’00) Promoted at Schweitzer Engineering
Leith Sorenson has been promoted to vice president of manufacturing at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL). Sorenson joined SEL in 2000 and has served in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility over the years, including quality systems specialist, senior quality systems analyst, operation manager and senior manufacturing director. Before joining SEL, Sorenson served in the U.S. Army. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from University of Idaho.
Teacher and CLASS Alum Awarded $24,000 Fellowship
Elly Loman (2016, M.A.T. English), a teacher at Castleford High School in Idaho, is among 52 educators and college students nationwide to receive a James Madison Fellowship from the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation. Loman will receive a $24,000 award toward an accredited master’s degree program focused on constitutional studies. Read more.
Jacquie Igluguq Lambert Hired at First Alaskans Institute
Jacqui Igluguq Lambert has been hired at First Alaskans Institute as assistant to the president/CEO. Lambert grew up in Kotzebue and has roots in Kiana and Noorvik. She studied psychology at the University of Idaho and is the owner of EsquiMedia, which runs The Qargizine, a quarterly print publication aimed to promote knowledge and pride of Alaska Native cultures within today’s generations. Prior work experience includes working as a production artist with Northwest Strategies, language nest assistant in the Native Village of Kotzebue and Arctic youth representative for the Indigenous Peoples’ Center for Documentation.
Two New Books from Karen Offen (’61, History) Explore Feminism
Karen Offen is a celebrated scholar on the subject of women's history and forms of feminism. In her latest books – "The Woman Question in France, 1400-1870" and "Debating the Woman Question in the French Third Republic, 1870-1920," published by Cambridge University Press – Offen examines an influential 500-year public debate in which French women and their advocates take on the struggle for women's rights of liberty and equality, and for equality while recognizing their differences from men. Read more.
Baumann Leads Odessa College Men’s Basketball
Kris Baumann (’00, general studies), a former assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of Texas El Paso has accepted the position as the new Odessa College head basketball coach. Read more.
Remembering Journalist Jim Borden
Jim (’80) Borden spent his life relentlessly pursuing the public good and having fun while doing it. The former Kalamazoo Gazette managing editor, 61, died Monday, May 14, from complications of cancer. He later served as managing editor at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review after working in Kalamazoo from 2005-11. Read more.
Eau Claire native's memoir puts faith in the Midwestern stars
Courtney Kersten (2016, MFA Creative Writing alumna)’s debut novel – “Daughter in Retrograde” – was featured in the Eau Claire Leader Telegram. The book, which has an underlying theme of loss, also finds moments of humor. More about Courtney Kersten.
Hubbard (’89 Business & Journalism) Receives President’s Medal at UB
Laura Hubbard (1989 business and journalism), vice president for finance and administration at the University of Buffalo, received the President's Medal for that institution on May 4. The award recognizes "outstanding scholarly or artistic achievements, humanitarian acts, contributions of time or treasure, exemplary leadership or any other major contribution to the development of the University at Buffalo and the quality of life in the UB community." Read more about Hubbard.
Horner Leads New Treatment Court in Wisconsin
Monica Horner (political science) began duties on April 2 leading a new court system in Crawford County, Wisconsin. The new treatment court provides an alternative to incarceration and will help participants fight drug addiction. Horner, as coordinator, will be responsible for the oversight of the treatment court program and the coordination of the activities necessary to achieve its overall function in the community. More about Monica Horner.
Greg Burton Named Editor of The Arizona Republic
Greg Burton (1994, journalism) was named executive editor of The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, a 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom and western flagship for the network. Burton previously worked as executive editor of The Desert Sun in Palm Springs and regional editor for the USA TODAY Network. More about Greg Burton.
Stephanie Dillon Joins Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine as Director of Communications and Marketing
Stephanie Dillon (journalism) has joined the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine as the director of communications and marketing. Prior to joining the college, Dillon worked as a television journalist in Idaho, including KIVI in the Treasure Valley, KIFI in Idaho Falls, and KLEW in Lewiston. She also served as a communications specialist for a public school district in New York. From Idaho Business Review.
McClellan Re-Elected to NCEt Board
Kristin McClellan, a marketing projects specialist at the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority in Nevada was re-elected to the board of directors for NCEt, a non-profit that produces educational and networking events to help people explore businesses and technology. McClellan is a 2006 graduate in communication studies and psychology.
Jodie Marie Fisher Writes Bilingual Book
Fisher (’09 music education: vocal and Spanish) recently published two bilingual children’s books inspired by her time in Costa Rica. Learn more.
Alumna Creates New 4-H Program in Rural Canyon County
Liliana Vega, a 2017 alumna majoring in Spanish, international studies and political science, helped local youth in the Caldwell School District by starting a 4-H program for the most rural of students. Learn more.
From Entrepreneur to Mayor
2001 general studies alumnus Shelby Rognstad speaks to the Lewiston Tribune about his path to becoming mayor of Sandpoint, Idaho. Read more.