University of Idaho Events for Oct. 1-7

Friday, September 28 2012

MOSCOW, Idaho – The following is a list of University of Idaho sponsored events for the week of Oct. 1-7. Events will take place in Moscow, and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, Oct. 2
Campus Conversation
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Idaho Commons, Clearwater-Whitewater Room
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
This monthly held conversation allows students, faculty, staff and members of the community to gather together and converse about issues that affect the community of Moscow. This program is put on every month by the Women’s Center and the ASUI Center for Volunteerism, and Social Action.

Tournées French Film Festival 2012
7-9 p.m.
Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre
508 S. Main St. in Moscow
The third annual Tournées French Film Festival is an event put on by the University of Idaho and Washington State University’s language departments that joins the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre to showcase five recent French films for five Tuesday evenings starting Sept. 18. The third film featured is entitled, “17 Filles or 17 Girls,” a drama inspired by true events in Massachusetts about 17 high school girls decide to become pregnant together. Once the girls decide upon the irreversible pact, the small town they live in is thrown into the media’s limelight for the unbelievable chaos. Tickets cost $4 at the door for the general public. Admission is free to all University of Idaho and WSU students with their student ID card. For more information, visit

Thursday, Oct. 4
Sherman J. Bellwood Memorial Lecture
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Administration Building Auditorium
851 Campus Dr. in Moscow
The Sherman J. Bellwood Lecture series hosts prominent local, regional and national leaders to the University of Idaho campus to discuss and debate issues related to the judicial system with students and community members. The featured speaker will be Kenneth R. Feinberg, named lawyer of the year in 2004 and who gained national prominence for his high profile and controversial cases throughout the years. The university is proud to welcome Feinberg as the 2012 Sherman J. Bellwood Memorial lecturer. Doors open at 3 p.m., and the event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit  

Gloria Steinem Keynote Address: "Women's Legacies: Inspiring Our Future"
7:30-9:30 p.m.
ASUI Kibbie Dome Activity Center
1000 Stadium Dr. in Moscow
In celebration of the Women’s Center’s 40th anniversary, feminist, activist and writer Gloria Steinem will speak about her crucial role in the women’s equality movement both nationally and internationally. Gloria Steinem worked as a frequent media spokeswomen for women’s rights over the past 40 years and wrote several bestselling novels. The event serves in conjunction with the Women Center’s Leadership Conference held on Oct. 4 and will be followed with a question and answer period. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Friday, Oct. 5
Homecoming Serpentine, Bon Fire and Latah County Federal Credit Union Fireworks
8 p.m.
Beginning at the University of Idaho Golf Course
1215 Nez Perce Dr. in Moscow
In this traditional homecoming event, the University of Idaho marching band leads an on-campus parade as it snakes its way past Greek residences, the Teaching and Learning Center, Wallace Residence Center and Memorial Gym, ending at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. The celebratory bonfire will begin at 8:30 p.m., and fireworks are slated to begin at 9:15 p.m. For a full schedule of homecoming events, visit  

Tower Lights
9:45 p.m.
Theophilus Tower Parking Lot
1001 Paradise Cree St. in Moscow
Come enjoy an LED light show synchronized with music. Tower Lights is produced by the student organization Association for Computing Machinery. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, Oct. 6
Pancake Breakfast and Homecoming Parade
8 a.m.
Main Street, Downtown Moscow
The community joins in the University of Idaho Homecoming celebration in downtown Moscow for an 8 a.m. pancake feed at the fire station. All proceeds for to the Moscow Volunteer Fire Department. Community members may sit in a special section to view the parade by wearing a costume and donating a food item. For a full schedule of homecoming events, visit

Homecoming Game Idaho Vandals vs. New Mexico State University
2 p.m.
ASUI Kibbie Dome
1000 Stadium Dr. in Moscow
Come watch the Idaho Vandals take on the New Mexico State University Aggies for the annual Homecoming game. The game will kick off at 2 p.m. at the Kibbie Dome.

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