Thanksgiving

2009 Thanksgiving Recipes

  
Thanksgiving is a time of reflection and renewal ... a time to look at how far we’ve come since 1889. So many of our successes are possible because of your generosity – the University of Idaho gives thanks to you.
 
Then: In 1896, 4 students graduated with the class motto “Not finished, but begun,” starting a legacy of leading
Now: The University has conferred 105,271 degrees

Then: 30 students entered campus for the first day of classes on Oct. 12, 1892
Now: 1,800 new freshmen enrolled this year, bringing our total number of students to 11,957 – including 66 National Merit Scholars, part of the top 1% of the nation’s high school graduates

Then: In 1959, the University of Idaho managed 25 individual endowments that were pooled into a single investment vehicle – the Consolidated Investment Trust (CIT)
Now: Today, 50 years after its establishment, the CIT has 1,314 endowments and distributed $106 million

Then: In 1905, Kappa Sigma fraternity established the first national fraternity on campus, with Gamma Phi Beta establishing the first national sorority in 1910
Now: Close to 1,800 students live in the 20 fraternities and 12 sororities that make up the Greek community

Then: The first gasoline powered vehicle had yet to reach the country’s streets in 1889
Now: Students here are researching and developing biodiesel – fuel made from vegetable oil