University of Idaho Events for Dec. 3-9

Friday, November 30 2012


MOSCOW, Idaho – The following is a list of University of Idaho sponsored events for the week of Dec. 3-9. Events will take place in Moscow and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, Dec. 4
INBC Blood Drive
11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Teaching and Learning Center, Room 143
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
Come give blood and save someone’s life. The Inland Northwest Blood Center will hold a blood drive.

Malcolm M. Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium
12:30 p.m.
Idaho Commons, Whitewater Room
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
The Malcolm M. Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium is a series of lectures by distinguished members of the University of Idaho faculty and staff presenting and describing their approach to teaching and/or research in their respective disciplines. These lectures will explore the specific subjects and methodologies that define the disciplines within which the speakers work. Substantive interdisciplinary work requires an appreciation for the nature of the disciplines involved. Gundars Rudzitis, professor of geology, will present “A Geographer’s Perspective on the American West and the World.” This event is free and open to the public.

Davenport Holiday Dinner
6-10 p.m.
The Davenport Hotel
10 S. Post St. in Spokane
The Eastern Washington and Kootenai County Chapters of the University of Idaho Alumni Association cordially invite alumni to a holiday dinner featuring the Vandaleers at the Davenport Hotel. The night will begin with a social hour hosted at 6 p.m. in the Hall of the Doges. Dinner and the holiday program will follow at 7 p.m. in the Grand Pennington Ballroom. Tickets cost $50 per person or $40 for graduates of the last decade – or GOLD. RSVP by Friday, Nov. 30 at www.uirsvp.com or at 208-885-6154.

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

Wednesday, Dec. 5
Red Cross Blood Drive
11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Teaching and Learning Center, Room 143
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
Come give blood and save someone’s life. The Red Cross will hold a blood drive.

Reel Leadership: Dead Poets Society
7 p.m.
Student Union Building, Borah Theater
709 Deakin Ave. in Moscow
Reel Leadership is a partnership between Vandal Entertainment and Leadership Programs, and is an opportunity to examine leadership through movies. The movie follows English professor John Keating as he inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, Dec. 6
Lavender Lunch
12:30 p.m.
Idaho Commons, Student Diversity Center, Room 229
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
Take a break and enjoy a free lunch at the Student Diversity Center in the Commons. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and talk about current events. Enjoy a free peanut butter and jelly sandwich lunch. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, Dec. 7
Jazz Choirs Holiday Concert
8 p.m.
ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center
1000 Stadium Dr. in Moscow
Ring in the winter season with the University of Idaho’s 23rd annual Jazz Choirs Holiday Concert. More than 500 local and regional elementary, junior high school and high school choir members will perform, along with the Alpine Carillons, the Holiday String Orchestra and Jazz Band IV. Admission is free. Donations of cash and non-perishable food items to benefit area food banks.

Saturday, Dec. 8
Fall Commencement Ceremony
12:30 p.m.
ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center
1000 Stadium Dr. in Moscow
Celebrate the achievements of degree candidates. Students line up dress in full regalia at 11:30 a.m. behind the stage. The ceremony will last approximately two hours. The President’s Office will host a reception after the ceremony with light refreshments for graduates, their families and friends, and faculty and staff. For more information about commencement, visit www.uidaho.edu/commencement.

For more university events, visit www.uidaho.edu/calendar.
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