University of Idaho Moms’ Weekend April 4-6

Wednesday, March 26


MOSCOW, Idaho– The University of Idaho will celebrate 125 years of Vandal moms this year for the annual Moms’ Weekend April 4-6, featuring a variety of events hosted throughout the weekend.

Moms and students will be able to engage in activities like Iron Mom, Dueling Pianos, Idaho’s Got Talent and UI Theatre and Idaho Repertory Theatre production of “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney.

“I am really excited for the Iron Mom event which includes fun Minute to Win It challenges,” said Jessica Gillespie, UI Moms’ Weekend committee co-chair. “It will be a great weekend for moms to explore the campus and community with their student and have a lot of fun doing it.”

For moms up for a challenge, the Iron Mom will test both students and moms alike in a competition of two-person teams during an array of small, minute-long challenges. Everyone who registers will receive a prize and the first and second place finishers will receive gift baskets from the UI VandalStore.

For the musical moms, Dueling Pianos Entertainment will delight moms, students and the community with their musical talents on Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m. at the Best Western University Inn. Tickets cost $20 per person and are available online at www.uirsvp.com.

“This is super fun because it is 100 percent audience interaction. You can request songs and reject songs,” said Lauren Hamilton, student alumni program coordinator. “It’s just one of the many opportunities on our campus during the weekend that helps shape a fun and unique experience as moms gain a better understanding of the University of Idaho experience.”

The entertainment continues during Mom’s Weekend with the second Idaho’s Got Talent. Vandal Entertainment and the Student Alumni Relations Board will select finalists from the YouTube video students submitted for the show. Students and their moms will watch as contestants compete for the winning talent on Saturday, April 5 at 6 p.m. in the SUB Vandal Ballroom. A buffet dinner will be served prior to the show. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online at www.uirsvp.com.

Moms and students also can enjoy an evening with veteran actors Ellen Travolta and Jack Bannon, both with illustrious careers in stage, film and TV, in “Love Letters” Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hartung Theater. Tickets are $25 general public, $20 seniors and $10 students with ID. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at the UI Theatre Office, Shoup Hall (2nd Floor) - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cash or check only.

“Love Letters” is a romantic comedy drama by A.R. Gurney that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play centers on two characters, Melissa and Andrew, who read the notes, letters and cards they have shared during their long-distance friendship of nearly 50 years.

Other scheduled events are:

Friday, April 4

• 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. - VandalStore Open, 710 Deakin Ave
• 12-4 p.m. - College of Education Doceo Center Open House, Student Union Building, 709 Deakin Ave. in Moscow
• 1-5 p.m.: Official Ring Sales, Vandal Store Plaza, 710 Deakin Ave. in Moscow
• 3:15 p.m.: Official Vandal Game Day T-Shirt Reveal, VandalStore Plaza, 710 Deakin Ave. in Moscow
• 3:30 p.m.: Iron Mom, VandalStore Plaza, 710 Deakin Ave. in Moscow
• 4 p.m.: Tradition Keeper Tour, VandalStore, 710 Deakin Ave. in Moscow
• 5-8 p.m.: 5th Annual CALS Moms’ Weekend Gala, Student Union Building Vandal Ballroom, 709 Deakin Ave. in Moscow
• 7 p.m.: ASUI Vandal Entertainment Film: “Saving Mr. Banks,” Student Union Building, Borah Theater, 709 Deakin Ave. in Moscow
• 8 p.m.: ASUI Achievement Awards, Administration Auditorium, 851 Campus Dr. in Moscow
• 8 p.m.: Dueling Pianos Entertainment, Best Western University Inn, in Moscow
• 9:30 p.m.: ASUI Vandal Entertainment Film: “Saving Mr. Banks,” Student Union Building, Borah Theater, 709 Deakin Ave. in Moscow

Saturday, April 5
• 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. - VandalStore Open, 710 Deakin Ave
• 9:30 a.m.: Brunch featuring University of Idaho Jazz Choir, Student Union Building Ballroom, 709 Deakin Ave.
• 10 a.m.: 2014 Football Scrimmage, ASUI – Kibbie Activity Center, 1000 Stadium Dr. in Moscow
• 10 a.m.: Key for a Cure Fun Run, Memorial Gym, 1001 University Ave. in Moscow. Funds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
• 11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Greenthumb 101, 6th Street Greenhouse, Moscow
• 11 a.m.: Annual Phi Delta Theta Turtle Derby, Phi Delta Theta, 804 Elm St. in Moscow
• 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Official Idaho Ring Sales, VandalStore Plaza, 710 Deakin Ave. in Moscow
• 12:30-1:30 p.m. - Yoga with Your Mom, Memorial Gym Multi-Purpose Room, 1001 University Ave. in Moscow
• 1-2 p.m. - Greenthumb 101, 6th Street Greenhouse, Moscow
• 2 p.m.: Latah Country Vandal Boosters Present Football 101, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center, 1000 Stadium Dr. in Moscow
• 2 p.m.: ASUI Vandal Entertainment Film: “Saving Mr. Banks,” Student Union Building, Borah Theater, 709 Deakin Ave. in Moscow
• 4 p.m.: UI Men’s Lacrosse vs. University of Oregon, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center, 1000 Stadium Dr. in Moscow
• 6 p.m.: Idaho’s Got Talent Dinner and Entertainment, Student Union Building Vandal Ballroom, 709 Deakin Ave. in Moscow
• 7 p.m.: ASUI Vandal Entertainment Film: “Saving Mr. Banks,” Student Union Building, Borah Theater, 709 Deakin Ave. in Moscow
• 7:30 p.m.: UI Theatre and Idaho Repertory Theatre present “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney, Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Dr. in Moscow

Sunday, April 6

• 9 a.m. – Noon: VandalStore Open, VandalStore, 710 Deakin Ave. in Moscow
• 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Yoga with Your Mom, Memorial Gym Multi-Purpose Room, 1001 University Ave. in Moscow
Mom’s Weekend is hosted by the Student Alumni Relations Board. A full list of events can be found at www.uidaho.edu/momsweekend.

Contact: Amanda Cairo, University Communications, (208) 885-6259, acairo@uidaho.edu





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