University of Idaho Events for Dec. 7-13

Saturday, December 5 2009


Written by Candace Lowe

MOSCOW, Idaho – The following is a list of University of Idaho sponsored events for the week of Dec. 7-13. Events will take place in Moscow, and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Monday, Dec.7

Vandal Booster Luncheon
11:45 a.m.
University Inn Best Western
1516 W. Pullman Rd. in Moscow
Join the Latah County Vandal Boosters at their weekly luncheon; tickets are $10 at the door. Proceeds help support the Vandal Scholarship Fund.

Wednesday, Dec. 9
Women's Center Brown Bag Series: "Crossing Boundaries: The Narrative of U.S. Latina Writers"
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Women's Center Lounge, Memorial Gym, Room 109
1001 University Ave. in Moscow
University McNair Scholar Jorge Tapia-Ortiz will discuss his research on three important U.S Latina writers and their experiences and the challenges and triumphs of living within a space of blended cultural identities. His presentation, titled "Crossing Boundaries: The Narrative of U.S. Latina writers," will address the narrative works of late 20th-century U.S. Latina writers, and the emerging discourse that questions, contradicts and destabilizes national identity frontiers. These works provide alternatives to what it means to be American, by promoting acceptance of diversity and contradicting the values imposed by a nationalistic and patriarchal society. They also expose the discrimination, marginalization, silencing and deeming invisible of individuals of color by dominant Anglo groups. The U.S. Latina writers whose works are highlighted in this presentation are displaced and dispersed subjects living in the margins. Their in-between position in American society allows them to cross physical and symbolic barriers. They belong to a second and third generation of Americans living in the U.S. who have assimilated to the dominant culture – even, significantly, writing in English – without putting aside the cultural traditions of their countries of origin.

Audio / Web Conference: "Introduction to the Planning Commission"

4-6 p.m.
Idaho Commons, Panorama Room
875 Line St. in Moscow
The university's Building Sustainable Communities Initiative presents the first session in a two-part series about the concept, principles and practice of planning. Open to people interested in planning or who volunteer as planning and zoning commissioners, the discussion will cover who does planning, and within what framework of government decision-making context and legal foundation. A panel discussion will be led by Sandra Lee Pinel, faculty member in the graduate-level Bioregional Planning and Community Design program and Building Sustainable Communities Initiative, and Jerrold A. Long, associate professor of law and an adjunct professor of water resources in the university’s interdisciplinary Waters of the West graduate program. It will touch on decision making and the powers and duties of a commission, including information on ethics and meeting conduct, as well as how to reach and record decisions. The third segment focuses on the comprehensive plan and its elements, including an overview of special plans and overall policy integration. The discussion concludes with a development review process, including a concise overview of growth management, design and site review, and a summary of legal issues related to the review process. The event is co-sponsored the American Planning Association and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. The second session in the series will take place Feb. 17. Due to limited seating, advanced registration is required by Monday, Dec. 7; call (208) 885-7448 or e-mail bioregionalplanning@uidaho.edu.

Thursday, Dec. 10
Webinar: “Community Strategies for Dealing with Distressed Properties”
10 a.m.
Idaho Commons, Clearwater Room
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
The University's Building Sustainable Communities Initiative and Students for Place-Based Planning and Urban Design will host a Webinar titled "Community Strategies for Dealing with Distressed Properties." Foreclosures have become a major problem in communities across the U.S. This session focuses on the legal aspects of dealing with distressed properties. The session is part of the American Planning Association Webinar series. For more information, call (208) 885-7448 or e-mail bioregionalplanning@uidaho.edu.

University of Idaho Theatre Arts: "Quake"
7:30 p.m.
Kiva Theatre
921 Campus Dr. in Moscow
This story of a woman's cross-continental journey in search of true love is a hilarious and moving production showcases a female playwright of growing prominence. "Quake" tells the story of Lucy, who traverses the continent in search of an elusive balance between independence and commitment, career, and family, and extraordinary achievement and ordinary existance. In a succession of surreal, contorted affairs, she fails to reconcile her driving need for ideal love with the realities of modern romance. On her way, she is distracted by an obsession with "That Woman," a notoriously brilliant serial-killer and astrophysicist – America's Most Wanted Woman. "That Woman" coaches Lucy as she zags across the continent and zigs through her many relationships in search of "The Big Love". For ticket prices and additional info, visit www.uitheatre.com or call us at (208) 885-6465. Also runs Dec. 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec.11
Webinar: “Social Equity”
10 a.m.
Idaho Commons, Panorama Room
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
The University's Building Sustainable Communities Initiative and Students for Place-Based Planning and Urban Design will host a Webinar titled "Social Equity." This session will focus on social equity, an important challenge to be addressed by planning practice. It is part of the American Planning Association Webinar series. For more information, call (208) 885-7448 or e-mail bioregionalplanning@uidaho.edu.

Idaho Women's Basketball
7 p.m.
Cowen Spectrum at the ASUI- Kibbie Activity Center
1000 Stadium Way in Moscow
Support Vandal athletics and come watch the Vandal Women’s Basketball team battle Portland in a home match. For additional information, visit www.govandals.com. For tickets to this event, call (208) 885-6466.

University of Idaho Theatre Arts: Quake
7:30 p.m.
Kiva Theatre
921 Campus Dr. in Moscow
This story of a woman's cross-continental journey in search of true love is a hilarious and moving production showcases a female playwright of growing prominence. "Quake" tells the story of Lucy, who traverses the continent in search of an elusive balance between independence and commitment, career, and family, and extraordinary achievement and ordinary existance. In a succession of surreal, contorted affairs, she fails to reconcile her driving need for ideal love with the realities of modern romance. On her way, she is distracted by an obsession with "That Woman," a notoriously brilliant serial-killer and astrophysicist – America's Most Wanted Woman. "That Woman" coaches Lucy as she zags across the continent and zigs through her many relationships in search of "The Big Love". For ticket prices and additional info, visit www.uitheatre.com or call us at (208) 885-6465. Also runs Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 12
Winter Commencement
12:30 p.m.
ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center
1000 Stadium Way in Moscow
The hats and tassels will fly for winter Commencement. The President’s Reception immediately will follow the ceremony in the Kibbie Dome. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit www.uidaho.edu/commencement or contact the Office of the Registrar at (208) 885-6731 or e-mail registrar@uidaho.edu.

Idaho Men's Basketball

5:05 p.m.
Cowen Spectrum at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center
1000 Stadium Way in Moscow
Support Vandal athletics and come watch the Vandal Men’s Basketball team battle Eastern Oregon in a home match. For additional information, visit www.govandals.com. For tickets to this event, call (208) 885-6466.

University of Idaho Theatre Arts: Quake
7:30 p.m.
Kiva Theatre
921 Campus Dr. in Moscow
This story of a woman's cross-continental journey in search of true love is a hilarious and moving production showcases a female playwright of growing prominence. "Quake" tells the story of Lucy, who traverses the continent in search of an elusive balance between independence and commitment, career, and family, and extraordinary achievement and ordinary existance. In a succession of surreal, contorted affairs, she fails to reconcile her driving need for ideal love with the realities of modern romance. On her way, she is distracted by an obsession with "That Woman," a notoriously brilliant serial-killer and astrophysicist – America's Most Wanted Woman. "That Woman" coaches Lucy as she zags across the continent and zigs through her many relationships in search of "The Big Love". For ticket prices and additional info, visit www.uitheatre.com or call us at (208) 885-6465.
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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. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu.