University of Idaho Events for Sept. 7-13

Friday, August 28 2009


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

Monday, Sept. 7
The University of Idaho is closed in observance of Labor Day.

Vandal Booster Luncheon
11:45 a.m.
University Inn Best Western
1516 W. Pullman Road 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.

Tuesday, Sept. 8
University Interdisciplinary Colloquium Series

12:30 p.m.
Idaho Commons, Whitewater Room
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
Steve Chandler, English and neuroscience, will present "The Analogical Modeling of Language." 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/.  

Friday, Sept. 11
100 Years of Forestry Education Kick-off Celebration

11 a.m.
Administration Building, University Auditorium
851 Campus Dr. in Moscow
The University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources will celebrate 100 years of forestry education Sept. 11-13 on the Moscow campus. Dale Bosworth, emeritus U.S. Forest Service chief, will give the keynote presentation, "Our Legacy of the Past Leads Us Into the Future." A celebration package registration fee of $100 includes Friday lunch and Saturday barbecue, coffee, tote bag and DVD of CNR photos. Registration is available online at www.uidaho.edu/forestry100 or by calling (208) 885-6154.

100 Years of Forestry Education Celebration Luncheon
12:30 p.m.
College of Natural Resources Building, West Lawn
975 W. 6th St. in Moscow
The "Under the Tent" lunch will continue the celebration of 100 years of forestry education. A celebration package registration fee of $100 includes Friday lunch and Saturday barbecue, coffee, tote bag and DVD of CNR photos. Registration is available online at www.uidaho.edu/forestry100 or by calling (208) 885-6154.

Natural Resources Teaching, Research and Outreach in the 21st Century
2:30 p.m.
College of Natural Resources Building
975 W. 6th St. in Moscow
College of Natural Resources faculty and graduate students will focus on changes in teaching, research and service as the university looks ahead to create the next generation of leaders. Themes include: evolving environmental law and policy challenges; structural changes in the forest products industry; water – a valuable ecosystem service; the future of geospatial sciences landscape genetics and endangered species; conservation leadership; emerging directions in public land management; restoration of rangeland ecosystems; fire in our landscape; parks and protected areas in the 21st century; biofuels and biomaterials from the forest and rangelands of tomorrow; regeneration of our native plants, forests, and arid lands as we respond to climate change; the outlook for our fisheries resources; and other topics. The sessions are part of the celebration of 100 years of forestry education. A celebration package registration fee of $100 includes Friday lunch and Saturday barbecue, coffee, tote bag and DVD of CNR photos. Registration is available online at www.uidaho.edu/forestry100 or by calling (208) 885-6154.

Vandal Legends Event
6 p.m. Social
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Hilton Downtown
1301 6th Ave. in Seattle, Wash.
Join the University of Idaho Athletics Department for food, friends and stories. Numerous Idaho athletic legends from different eras of competition – including John Yarno, Ed Knecht, Kathy Clark, Bob Curtis and John Friesz – will be in attendance to make this a special night. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with a no-host social and silent auction, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. An accompanying program, emceed by Bill Fagerbakke ('81), and live auction also will occur. All Vandal fans are invited to participate in this exciting event prior to Idaho facing off against the University of Washington on Saturday, Sept. 12. Register for this event online at www.vandalscholarshipfund.com; cost is $150 per person or a table of 10 can be purchased for $1500 ($2500 to sit alongside a Vandal legend). For more information contact Vandal Scholarship Fund representative Shelly Robson at shellyr@uidaho.edu or (208) 651-7992.

Saturday, Sept. 12
Paint the Palouse

7 a.m.
Meet at University of Idaho Library
850 Rayburn St. in Moscow
University of Idaho residence hall and Greek community students will give back to the local community as they paint homes in the greater Moscow area for Paint the Palouse, a nationally recognized community outreach program sponsored by University Housing. Free breakfast and water bottle provided to participants. To volunteer, contact Holly Blanchette at hollyb@uidaho.edu or (208) 885-9078. Local businesses may make donations in the form of food, painting supplies and money. To make financial donations, make checks payable to Paint the Palouse and send them to: Paint the Palouse, P.O. Box 442010, Moscow, ID 83844-2010.

University Place 5K Fun Run/Walk in Idaho Falls
8 a.m. MT
Bennion Student Union Building
1784 Science Center Dr. in Idaho Falls
This is the fifth annual UP5K Fun Run/Walk hosted by University of Idaho and Idaho State University. The route will begin and end at University Place, taking runners and walkers through Freeman Park and onto the beautiful Idaho Falls Greenbelt. Participants enjoy food, music, prizes, and great company. Event proceeds will provide scholarships for students attending classes at University Place during the 2009-10 academic year. Registration is $20 by Sept. 4; late registration is $25. Includes T-shirt and breakfast.

University of Idaho Vandals vs. University of Washington Huskies
12:30 p.m.
University of Washington in Seattle, Wash.
Support University of Idaho Athletics as the Vandals take on the Huskies. For more information, visit www.govandals.com.  

100 Years of Forestry Education Tree Planting
5 p.m.
Shattuck Arboretum
1200 Rayburn Dr. in Moscow
A tree planting to commemorate 100 years of forestry education will take place in the University of Idaho's Shattuck Arboretum. For more information about the event, visit www.uidaho.edu/forestry100 or call (208) 885-6154.

100 Years of Forestry Education Celebration Party
5:45 p.m.
College of Natural Resources Building, West Lawn
975 W. 6th St. in Moscow
Join College of Natural Resources faculty, students and alumni for a celebration party commemorating 100 years of forestry education. For more information about the event, visit www.uidaho.edu/forestry100 or call (208) 885-6154.
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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 130 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.  

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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.