University of Idaho Events for Jan. 19-25

Friday, January 9 2009


Jan. 9, 2009 Written by Brandi Hayes MOSCOW, Idaho – The following is a list of University of Idaho-sponsored events for the week of Jan. 19-25. Events will take place in Moscow and Coeur d’Alene. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Monday, Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Jr. and Idaho Human Rights Day The University of Idaho is closed. Tuesday, Jan. 20 Dissertation Defense 9 a.m. Agricultural Science Building, Room 62 606 Rayburn St. in Moscow Hyun-Seok Kim will defend “Wheat Starch A- and B-Type Granule Microstructure and Reactivity.” Cooking Demonstration Noon Student Recreation Center, Classroom 1000 Paradise Creek St. Join Verna Bergmann as she demonstrates all the great ways to prepare root vegetables in her “Back to Roots: Cooking with Local Root Vegetables” demonstration. Includes free samples and recipes. No registration is required. Faculty Recital 7:30 p.m. Lionel Hampton School of Music 1010 Blake Ave. in Moscow This recital marks the first collaboration between vocalist Chris Thompson and pianist Jonathan Mann. Their performance will include Ludwig van Beethoven’s only song cycle, “An die ferne Geliebte”; songs by Sergei Rachmaninov; a set of songs on Shakespearean texts by Gerald Finzi, “Let Us Garlands Bring”; and a collection of popular standards. Tickets will be available at the door; cost is $5 for adults, and $3 for students and senior citizens. For more information, call (208) 885-6231. Wednesday, Jan. 21 New Grad Student Orientation 5 p.m. Idaho Commons, Crest-Horizon Room 875 S. Line St in Moscow A formal orientation for new graduate students, with a question-and-answer session and tips for success. Includes a welcome address by College of Graduate Studies Dean Margrit von Braun. Thursday, Jan. 22 Faculty Recital 7:30 p.m. Lionel Hampton School of Music 1010 Blake Ave. in Moscow Guitarist James Reid, professor and head of the university’s guitar program, will perform music of the Americas, including works by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer, Venezuelan composer Antonio Lauro and U.S. composer Andrew York. He also will include a set of variations on the Japanese folk song “Sakura.” Tickets are available at the door; cost is $5 for adults, and $3 for students and senior citizens. For more information, call (208) 885-6231. Friday, Jan. 23 Financial Market Seminar 8 a.m. Coeur d’Alene Resort 115 S. 2nd St in Coeur d’Alene The University of Idaho College of Business and Economics will launch its Executive Education Seminar Series to address the latest financial crisis facing America with a seminar by Clark Maxam, associate professor of finance. He will address: financial institutions; incentives created by business models and regulation; mark-to-market accounting and its role in the crisis; the role of leverage, liquidity and credit risk; what events sent balance sheets into a downward spiral; derivatives and how they contributed to the crisis; and government intervention and next steps. The cost is $200 and space is limited. Participants can register in advance at www.uidaho.edu/cbe/executiveeducation/executiveeducationseminars/clarkmaxam.aspx. Vandal Women’s Basketball 7 p.m. Cowan Spectrum, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center 1000 Stadium Dr. in Moscow Idaho takes on Louisiana Tech. For more information, visit www.govandals.com. Saturday, Jan. 24 Band Fest XXXII 9 a.m. University Auditorium, Administration Building 851 Campus Dr. in Moscow Band Fest High School Invitational will feature the University of Idaho Wind Ensemble. Tickets are available at the door; cost is $5 for adults, and $3 for students and senior citizens. For more information, call (208) 885-6231. Vandal Men’s Basketball 7:05 p.m. Cowan Spectrum, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center 1000 Stadium Dr. in Moscow Idaho takes on New Mexico State. For more information, visit www.govandals.com. Monday, Jan. 25 Sigma Alpha Iota Musicale 3 p.m. Lionel Hampton School of Music, Recital Hall 1010 Blake Ave. in Moscow The Idaho chapter of the international fraternity for women in music will perform a celebratory musical. Admission is free, but donations are accepted to support Sigma Alpha Iota. Vandal Women’s Basketball 2 p.m. Cowan Spectrum, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center 1000 Stadium Dr. in Moscow Cheer on Idaho as they take on New Mexico. For more information, visit www.govandals.com. # # # About the University of Idaho Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s flagship higher-education institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year; the University of Idaho is the only institution in the state to earn the prestigious Carnegie Foundation ranking for high research activity. The university’s student population includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars. Offering more than 150 degree options in 10 colleges, the university combines the strengths of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu. Media Contact: Brandi Hayes, University Communications, (208) 885-7251, brandih@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.