University of Idaho to Throw Birthday Bash for 125th Anniversary

Tuesday, January 28 2014

MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a birthday bash on Thursday, Jan. 30, the official founding date of UI, at noon in the Idaho Commons Food Court, 875 S. Line St. in Moscow.

The University of Idaho was founded in 1889 to fulfill the land-grant university mission: opening the doors of higher education to the citizens of Idaho. Since then, the University of Idaho has grown into one of the nation's top research institutions, becoming an engine for educational innovation and economic growth.

The event will be streamed to UI centers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls and Boise. Participants at the centers also will enjoy cake and décor to join in on the celebration.

Early arrival is encouraged to the Idaho Commons in Moscow due to limited seating. The event will feature a 12-foot tall cake, with special appearances by UI interim President Don Burnett, Vivi Gonzales, Dan Carscallen, Bill Gosling, the Vandal Marching Band, the Vandaleers and many others.

The celebration also will feature a reading of the Governor’s Proclamation of the University of Idaho 125th Anniversary Day.

Continuing yearlong, the 125th anniversary festivities also include celebrations throughout the summer and fall, held in Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, respectively.

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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