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Homecoming Oct. 14 - 21

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U of I Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn about UIRA

Dean's Award: Taylor Wilkinson

Awarded to the outstanding senior in each department.

My name is Taylor Wilkinson.
I am from Pocatello, Idaho.

Why did you choose UI?
The University offered me an athletic scholarship, and I couldn't turn down the opportunity to continue playing volleyball after high school. I also liked the tight knit feel of the community and the beauty of campus.

Working in the lab



Professor Doug Cole

Organic Chemistry I

Research Project?
Studying the effects of spatial structure on antibiotic resistance in bacteria (Dr. Eva Top's lab)

Study Time

Study early or procrastinate?
A little bit of both makes for the perfect study routine

Go-to Snack?
Sour gummy worms

Parasailing in Mexico

Campus Life

Dorm or Greek?

Intramural Sports or Student Clubs?
Intramural volleyball and basketball

What's Next?

What are your plans for after graduation?
I'm currently in the process of applying for medical school and hope to get accepted into the University of Washington School of Medicine. I will also spend the next four months as an intern in the emergency department at a local hospital.

What should incoming first-year students know?
Keep your mind open and take a variety of classes. You might be exposed to something that you had no idea about and fall in love with it—just like I did!

What advice do you have for other students in your major?
With some hard work and persistence, anything can be accomplished! Set your goals high and you can reach them.

Vandal Volleyball 2012-2014


College of Science

Physical Address:
Mines 321

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3025
Moscow, ID 83844-3025

Phone: 208-885-6195

Fax: 208-885-6904


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