University of Idaho Events for April 25 - May 1

Friday, April 22 2011

MOSCOW, Idaho – The following is a list of University of Idaho sponsored events for the week of April 25 - May 1. Events will take place in Moscow and Boise, and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, April 26
Concert Band and Wind Ensemble
7:30 p.m.
Administration Building, University Auditorium
851 Campus Dr. in Moscow
Come and enjoy the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble performance. Tickets are only available at the door; cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens.

Wednesday, April 27
Annual Denim Day on the Palouse 

All day
University of Idaho Campus
Communities are being urged to break the dress code and the silence and wear jeans in honor of Denim Day, which is sponsored by the University of Idaho Violence Prevention Programs and Brotherhood Empowerment Against Rape. The Denim Day campaign began in 1999 as part of an international protest of an Italian High Court decision to overturn a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans. The Italian Supreme Court dismissed charges against a 45-year-old rape suspect because his 18-year old victim was wearing jeans at the time of the attack. The court stated in its decision that “it is common knowledge...that jeans cannot even be partly removed without the effective help of the person wearing them...and it is impossible if the victim is struggling with all her might.” The judgment sparked a worldwide outcry and the unpopular verdict became an international symbol of myth-based injustice for sexual assault victims. For more information about the event, call (208) 885-2956.

Dissertation Defense: James Lineberger
University of Idaho Boise, Room 156.
322 E. Front St. in Boise
James Lineberger, doctoral candidate in education, will defend his dissertation, entitled "Antecedents to Post-Acquisition Affective Organizational Commitment: The Lived Experience of Medical Group Practice Executives."

Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer Donna de Varona to Speak
7 p.m.
Lionel Hampton School of Music Building, Haddock Performance Hall
1010 Blake Ave. in Moscow
Olympic gold medalist Donna de Varona will speak at the University of Idaho. She is the sixth in a line of former Olympians brought to campus by University of Idaho swim coach Tom Jager - himself a five-time gold medalist. De Varona not only is a pioneer in swimming, but in broadcasting as well. In 1965, she became one of the first female sportscasters in history when she signed a contract with ABC. She helped establish the Women's Sports Foundation and was the organization's president from 1976-84. 

Andrea Gibson to Perform Artwork
7 p.m.
Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre
508 S. Main St. in Moscow
The University of Idaho LGBTQA Office is bringing nationally-acclaimed poet, activist and spoken word artist Andrea Gibson to the campus for a two-day visit where she will meet with classes, perform in downtown Moscow, and be the keynote speaker for the 3rd annual Lavender Graduation. Gibson’s visit is also partially sponsored by donations from the departments of English and Sociology, the Honors Program and the CORE Curriculum. Gibson is the winner of several slam poetry awards including the 2008 Women of the World Poetry Slam, and has earned third place in the Individual World Poetry Slam for the last three years. Her poetry critically examines and deconstructs burning societal issues such as patriarchy, gender norms, white supremacy, and capitalist culture.

Student Composers Concert
7:30 p.m.
Administration Building, University Auditorium
851 Campus Dr. in Moscow
Come and enjoy the student composer’s concert.

Thursday, April 28
Innovation Showcase Reception
4-5:30 p.m.
Idaho Commons, Whitewater/Clearwater Room
875 Line St. in Moscow.
University of Idaho Innovation Showcase: Research, Scholarship and Vision, an event to highlight the research and creative successes of our graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines at the university, will host a public reception and viewing of showcased projects. For more information, call Ana Burton (208) 885-7060.

Celebrate Autism Awareness Month: Virginia Solan
6 p.m.
Teaching and Learning Center, Room 249
875 S. Line Street in Moscow
Virginia Solan, mother of a son who is on the autism spectrum, shares her insights and experiences.

University Orchestra
7:30 p.m.
Administration Building, University Auditorium
851 Campus Dr. in Moscow
Enjoy the University Orchestra. Tickets are only available at the door; cost is $5 for adults, and $3 for students and senior citizens.

Friday, April 29
Engineering EXPO

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Student Union Building, Ballroom
709 Deakin Ave. in Moscow
Fresh perspective, focus and real world incentive are often the recipe for problem solving. The University of Idaho’s 2011 Engineering EXPO showcases student capstone designs that meet real world challenges. For more information, visit

American Cancer Society's University of Idaho-Latah County Relay For Life
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
University of Idaho Spring Practice Field
1000 Stadium Dr. in Moscow
Sign up your Relay For Life team today. Get eight to 10 of your friends, family or neighbors and create a team. Relay For Life is an overnight team event to raise money for cancer research, programs, education and advocacy. Relay For Life is a life changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against this disease. For more information, visit

Public Health – Idaho North Central District Point of Dispensing Exercise
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Student Recreation Center
1000 Paradise Creek St. in Moscow
The Office of Risk Management is partnering with Public Health – Idaho North Central District for a Point of Dispensing – or POD – emergency preparedness exercise. Public Health sets up PODs to distribute medicines or vaccines in public health emergencies, such as a serious communicable disease. In a POD exercise, public health employees and volunteers practice ways to deliver medicines and vaccines in a timely and organized manner. This exercise will help Public Health – Idaho North Central District determine how many people could be processed within a certain time period. This event is a great service opportunity for members of the campus community. Volunteers are needed to fill out a form, go through “dispensing lines” and receive either M&Ms or Skittles to simulate medicine. Participants may repeat the process as many times as they would like. Participants may receive free pizza slices, coupons to Denny's Allnighter restaurant on campus, photo opportunities with Joe Vandal, and raffle opportunities to win a Vandal Survival Pack. Parking for the event is in lot 107; there is no general SRC user parking in this lot during the event. All SRC user parking will be in the west lot, lot 108, where no payment will be required on this day. For more information, visit

Haleh Esfandiari Presents the Bellwood Lecture
4 p.m.
Administration Building, University Auditorium
851 Campus Dr. in Moscow
Haleh Esfandiari, former deputy secretary general of the Women’s Organization of Iran and director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., will present the University of Idaho College of Law’s 15th annual Bellwood Lecture. A question and answer period will follow her remarks. The lecture will be available via live web feed at, as well as via compressed video to the University of Idaho Boise, Room 162. A public reception will follow. To learn more about the Bellwood Lecture, visit

Jeff Chambers, Percussion and Pete Chambers, Percussion
7:30 p.m.
Lionel Hampton School of Music Building, Haddock Performance Hall
1010 Blake Ave. in Moscow
Come enjoy the student recital of Peter Chambers on percussion and Jeff Chambers on percussion.

Saturday, April 30
VIEW Business Plan Competition
8:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.
J.A. Albertson Building
875 Campus Dr. in Moscow
The University of Idaho Vandal Innovation and Enterprise Works – or VIEW – program will host its annual Business Plan Competition. This entrepreneurial program allows students to take an idea or even a developed product, learn how to properly create a business plan, set the plan into motion, and have a successful business venture. VIEW provides interdisciplinary students with the know-how to compete in today’s ever-growing competitive business market. Student innovations today will impact our future by helping to catapult Idaho into the forefront of the technology race. Teams will compete in five tracks: innovative ventures, small business, social entrepreneurship, sustainability or the internal University of Idaho revenue enhancement track. Up to $40,000 is available in awards. The public portion of the event begins at 8:45 a.m.; it wraps up with an awards ceremony from 3-4 p.m. For more information, visit

What’s New in North Idaho Archaeology, Session 1
11 a.m.
310 W. 3rd St. in Moscow
Join the members of the University of Idaho Sociology/Anthropology department in its annual celebration of Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. The Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology will host Stacey Lynn Camp and Priscilla Wegars as they discuss their recent investigations into Asian American culture in Idaho. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (208) 885-3733.

Reception and Social to Honor Duane and Phyllis LeTourneau
1 p.m.
FarmHouse Fraternity
1101 Blake St. in Moscow
FarmHouse International has named retired University of Idaho faculty member, Duane "Doc" LeTourneau, the inaugural recipient of the fraternity's Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award. In his honor, the award will henceforth be called the Duane LeTourneau Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award of FarmHouse International Fraternity. LeTourneau was the driving force behind the establishment of FarmHouse Fraternity at Idaho in 1956-57. He is both chapter founder and longtime adviser, and has served as an association officer to the Idaho chapter for more than 50 years. In addition, he has worked to build and support FarmHouse International. To learn more visit

Jemima Bauer, Violin
4 p.m.
Lionel Hampton School of Music Building, Haddock Performance Hall
1010 Blake Ave. in Moscow
Enjoy the student recital of Jemima Bauer on the violin, with Kristen Cox on the piano.

Sam Pflaum, Baritone
7:30 p.m.
Lionel Hampton School of Music Building, Haddock Performance Hall
1010 Blake Ave. in Moscow
Enjoy the student recital of baritone Sam Pflaum, with Gene Cline and Stephanie Major on the piano.

Sunday, May 1
Alberto Cosano, Guitar

4 p.m.
Lionel Hampton School of Music Building, Haddock Performance Hall
1010 Blake Ave. in Moscow
Enjoy the graduate student recital of Alberto Cosano on guitar.
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