University of Idaho Events for March 2-8

Friday, February 20 2009


Feb. 20, 2009

Written by Jeremy Bennett

MOSCOW, Idaho – The following is a list of University of Idaho-sponsored events for the week of March 2-8. Events will take place in Moscow, and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, March 3
University Interdisciplinary Colloquium Series
12:30 p.m.
Idaho Commons, Whitewater Room
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
Simon Kattenhorn, professor of geological sciences, will speak on "How Plate Tectonics Convinced Vikings to Become Christians (and Other Geologic Icelandic Sagas)." The University 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. For more information, call (208) 885-5997 or visit www.class.uidaho.edu/uic.

Life After Graduation Series: How to be Successful in Your First Job
5 p.m.
Idaho Commons, Aurora Room
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
Come find out how to be successful when starting your career. The event is sponsored by the university's Career and Professional Planning center. For more information, call (208) 885-6121.

Literary Reading
7:30 p.m.
Teaching and Learning Center, Room 040
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
Michael Steinberg will read from his latest work “Still Pitching: A Memoir.” His other works include "The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction," "Those Who Do, Can: Teachers Writing" and "The Writer's Way."

Wednesday, March 4
International Women’s Day Fair

11 a.m.
Idaho Commons, Clearwater Room
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
Special guest performers at noon include the Sesitshaya Marimba Group.

Tina Spencer Book Signing
2 p.m.
University of Idaho Bookstore in the Idaho Commons
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
Tina Spencer will sign copies of her new book, “Ramsey Judd.”

Vandal Women’s Basketball
7 p.m.
Cowan Spectrum
1000 Stadium Way in Moscow
Support Vandal athletics, and come watch as the women’s basketball team takes on University of Nevada. General admission costs $7 for adults, and $5 for youth and seniors. For more information, contact the University of Idaho Ticket Office at (208) 885-6466 or purchase tickets online at www.ticketswest.com.

Thursday, March 5
Professor Sandra Reineke on “New Reproductive Technologies in Comparative Perspective”
12:30 p.m.
Administration Building, Room 330
851 Campus Drive in Moscow
Professor Sandra Reineke will lead a discussion on “New Reproductive Technologies in Comparative Perspective” for the brown bag series “History, Culture and Society: Cross-disciplinary Contacts and Exchanges in the Humanities and Social Sciences.”

Vandal Men’s Basketball
7:05 p.m.
Cowan Spectrum
1000 Stadium Way in Moscow
Support Vandal athletics, and come watch as the men’s basketball team takes on Louisiana Tech University. General admission costs $7 for adults, and $5 for youth and seniors. For more information, contact the University of Idaho Ticket Office at (208) 885-6466 or purchase tickets online at www.ticketswest.com.

Concert Band and Wind Ensemble
7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium, Administration Building
851 Campus Dr. in Moscow.
The University of Idaho Concert Band, directed by Torrey Lawrence, associate professor of tuba, will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Flourish for Wind Band”; a movement from Gordon Jacob’s “William Byrd Suite”; Gustav Holst’s “First Suite in E-flat Major”; and two folk song arrangements by Percy Grainger: “Shepherd’s Hey” and “Irish Tune from County Derry.” The University of Idaho Wind Ensemble, directed by Alan Gemberling, associate professor of trombone, will perform a program highlighting local talent. Moscow native and trumpeter Brian Chin will perform the premier arrangement of a concerto by University of Idaho Professor Daniel Bukvich for wind ensemble and trumpet. The concert also will feature an arrangement by former Moscow resident Warren Bellis of music from Georges Bizet’s opera “Carmen.” Other works include Malcolm Arnold's "Four Scottish Dances" and Timothy Mahr's "Fantasia in G-Major," based on Beethoven’s "Ode to Joy" from the “Symphony No. 9.” Tickets are $5 general admission and $3 students and senior citizens, and available at the door. For more information, call (208) 885-6231.

Saturday, March 7
Vandal Men’s Basketball
7:05 p.m.
Cowan Spectrum
1000 Stadium Way in Moscow
Support Vandal athletics, and come watch as the men’s basketball team takes on Fresno State University. General admission costs $7 for adults, and $5 for youth and seniors. For more information, contact the University of Idaho Ticket Office at (208) 885-6466 or purchase tickets online at www.ticketswest.com.
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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: Jeremy Bennett, University Communications, (208) 885-7251, jbennett@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. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu.