University of Idaho Events for Aug. 19-25

Thursday, August 15 2013


MOSCOW, Idaho – The following is a list of University of Idaho sponsored events for the week of Aug. 19-25. Events will take place in Moscow and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, Aug. 21
Fraternity Recruitment Begins
8 a.m.
Student Union Building
709 Deakin Ave. in Moscow
Recruitment is the mutual selection process which students may go through to join a fraternity. Students will be able to meet members from every chapter, learn about the chapters’ activities, tour the chapter facility and figure out which fraternity is the right one for them. Fraternity recruitment begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 19. For more information, visit www.uidaho.edu/greeklife or call (208) 885-6757.

Thursday, Aug. 22
IBEST Lunch – Welcome Back Luncheon
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Idaho Commons, Aurora Room
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
Join the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies for the IBEST lunch. IBEST is an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Idaho focused on understanding the patterns and processes of evolution that occur over comparatively short periods of time. The hallmarks of IBEST research are the coupling of empirical and theoretical research, and a strong orientation toward rigorous testing of hypotheses. We place a high value on interdisciplinary collaborations that blend the expertise of biologists, biochemists, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, mathematicians, statisticians and computer scientists to examine the underpinnings of evolutionary biology.

Friday, Aug. 23
University Convocation 2013
8:30-9:30 a.m.
ASUI Kibbie Activity Center
1000 Stadium Dr. in Moscow
Join Interim President Don Burnett, faculty, staff, and new students and their families for the University Convocation. Alumnus Rayce Bird will give the convocation speech. Convocation is the official welcome and start to the academic year. Some elements of convocation resemble commencement, which marks the culmination of education at the University of Idaho. In academia, the word “convocation” refers to a ceremonial assembly of the members of a college or university. Traditionally, academic convocations celebrate special events such as the beginning of the academic year or the anniversary of an institution. A university barbecue will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the Idaho Commons Plaza. This event is free and open to the public.

Vandal Spirit Friday
4-7 p.m.
Eastside Marketplace
1420 S. Blaine St. in Moscow
Get into the Vandal Spirit while hanging out with the marching band and cheerleaders. Come enjoy food and beverages from Lamadrid Mexican Restaurant and Winger’s Roadhouse Grill. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, Aug. 24
Palousafest
5-10 p.m.
Theophilius Tower Lawn
1001 Paradise Creek St. in Moscow
Palousafest is the annual fall kick-off event. The event opens with inflatables, food and information tables. The evening continues into the night with a concert featuring Eric Hutchinson. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. with opening act Runaway Symphony. This event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, Aug. 25
Vandal Walk
4:30-5:30 p.m.
ASUI Kibbie Activity Center
1000 Stadium Dr. in Moscow
The University of Idaho welcomes this year’s freshman, family and friends to participate in a true Vandal tradition: Vandal Walk. Meet with UI Interim President Don Burnett, head football coach Paul Petrino and other campus leaders to take a trip across campus, led by the sounds of the Vandal Marching Band and spirit squad. Enjoy dinner on the Administration Law.

For more university events, visit www.uidaho.edu/calendar.
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About the University of Idaho

The University of Idaho inspires students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Big Sky Conference. Through the university’s $225 million Inspiring Futures capital campaign, private giving will enhance student learning, faculty research and innovation, and a spirit of enterprise. Learn more: www.uidaho.edu.



About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu.