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Alumni Offices

Physical Address:
1212 Blake Ave. Moscow, ID

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3232 Moscow, ID 83844-3232

Phone: 208-885-6154

Fax: 208-885-6975

Email: alumni@uidaho.edu

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Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street, Suite 240 Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4030

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Vandal Vibe Newsletter

Delivered to email inboxes bi-monthly, Vandal Vibe is how alumni stay connected to the University of Idaho.

Vandal Vibe features:

  • Success stories about alumni, students, faculty and staff
  • Stories about developments at the University
  • A personal note from Kathy Barnard, Director of Alumni Relations
  • Featured resources for alumni
  • And so much more!

If you would like to receive the Vandal Vibe, email your name and preferred address to vandalvibe@uidaho.edu.

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Connecting Our Worldwide Vandal Family

Happy 2019! I hope your holidays were happy and relaxing, and that you have been much better at keeping your New Year’s resolutions than I have.

Some may consider January through March long, dark, dreary months, but if you are a Vandal, the fun really doesn’t stop when the new year starts. We have so much to celebrate it can’t be limited to a single season of the year.

The University of Idaho Alumni Association’s annual Silver & Gold Award Celebration will be held Jan. 24 in Boise and is always a wonderful gathering of the Vandal Family. We also have the Vandal Scholarship Fund Gala to look forward to on Feb. 7. This year’s VSF celebration – thanks to a volunteer committee led by dedicated alumnae Mallory Cook and Heather Stegner – promises to be one of the best.

In addition to a gourmet meal at an elegant venue with your fellow Vandals, the evening includes both silent and live auctions featuring a wide range of items, services and experiences. The gala is one of the primary fundraising events held by VSF – every dollar raised helps to support our student-athletes.Details about the gala and how to register are available here

Alumni and VSF members in the Magic Valley also are gathering to benefit student-athletes.

This year’s WinterFest will be held at the Stonehouse in Twin Falls on Friday, Feb. 8.  The social and silent auction begin at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m.  This is a family friendly event. More information the event and how to RSVP is available by contacting Nathan Jerke at jerke03@hotmail.com.
 
Both events promise to be great fun for a great cause. I hope to see you there.

Go Vandals!

Kathy Barnard, ’81
Executive Director
University of Idaho Alumni Association

 
Upcoming Alumni Events

Jan. 24 – Ada County Silver and Gold Award Celebration, Boise, ID
Jan. 28 – Vandaleers Choir Concert, Boise, ID
Jan. 30 – Vandaleers Choir Concert, Idaho Falls, ID
Feb. 1  –  Vandal Night at the Spokane Chiefs, Spokane, WA
Feb. 7  –  Vandal Scholarship Fund Gala, Boise, ID
Feb. 8  –  Winterfest VSF benefit, Twin Falls, ID
Feb. 9  –  Vandals at TriplePlay, Hayden, ID

 
View more events on the alumni calendar.
Presidential Search Taking Shape

In 2019 the University of Idaho will have new leadership. The screening committee has been working, and applications are coming in. The committee met in December to finalize the dates and process for providing the Idaho State Board of Education five candidates to interview and evaluate. From this group, the new university president will be hired.

By Feb. 12, the committee will evaluate all candidates and then work together to narrow the applicant pool to the top 10. The committee will conduct interviews and recommend five finalists for the position. These five candidates will visit the Moscow campus and interact with faculty, staff, students and leadership in late February or early March. The board will conduct interviews in late March and select the new president.

The position profile and other search information is available on the presidential search website. Feedback on the candidates will be collected on the website after the visits. This is an exciting and important opportunity for the university, and we hope everyone will participate in the process.

Thank you for your support of the University of Idaho.
 
Emma Atchley
Hiring Committee Chair
Member of the Idaho State Board of Education

Don Soltman
Member of the Idaho State Board of Education
 
Annual Report & Strategic Plan
2017-2018 Update

Throughout 2017-2018, with our Strategic Plan as a roadmap, the University of Idaho has continued to deliver confident and innovative leadership across our multifaceted mission. Our success is testament to the commitment and dedication of our students, faculty, employees, alumni and friends who believe in the work we do and the goals we’ve set. And we’ve made exciting progress. This report offers a chance to share our accomplishments over the past year and provide quantitative assessments of our programs.

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Game Day T-shirt Design Contest

Calling all Vandal fans! Leave your mark on campus by designing the 2019 Game Day T-Shirt. These shirts are given to each incoming first-year student at our signature Vandal Walk, and are available for purchase at the Vandal Store. The contest is open to all members of the Vandal Family. 

Submissions are due February 27 to sarb@uidaho.edu.

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Vandal Voyagers Travel Program
Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage

July 13-20, 2019


Cruise through the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Juneau aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star, small ship Le Soléal. During naturalist-led Zodiac excursions and from the comfort of your own spacious, ocean-view accommodations, enjoy superior views of Alaska’s spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. Experience unspoiled islands and fjords and historic gold-rush-era towns. 

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Looking for other Vandalized travel opportunities?
Career Support
Looking for a new career? Need help revising your resume? Alumni of the University of Idaho have lifetime access to the U of I Office of Career Services. Wherever you are in your career, we are here for you.

Check out these job opportunities:

Lands Program Manager | Idaho Dept. of Lands, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Learn More >>

Financial Analyst Operations | Glanbia Nutritionals,Twin Falls, ID
Learn More >>

Engineering Technician | Ada County Highway Dist., Garden City, ID
Learn More >>

Looking for jobs at U of I? Visit the U of I job board >>
 
Joe Knows...

Idaho Ties to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her biographic movie. Alumnus Allen Derr '59.
KTVB - Jan. 12, 2019
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Discover More Than 50 Research Support Centers through New Web Portal
University of Idaho News - Jan. 7, 2019
Learn More >>

New UI anatomy lab opens its doors
Moscow-Pullman Daily News - Jan. 3, 2019
Learn More >>

Alumni chapters nationwide await more Vandal grads. 
To join, simply contact a chapter volunteer. 

Find One Near You >>
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Connecting Our Worldwide Vandal Family

It is hard to imagine how the Moscow campus looked 130 years ago this week when the University of Idaho was founded. January on the Palouse means there probably was snow on the ground, gray skies and wind whistling through the prairie grasses. There was no administration building, no towering pines, no groomed lawns.

And yet, the pioneers of the Idaho Territory saw the great potential to be realized by investing in the education of their children. Both houses of the Territorial Legislature approved “Bill No. 20” on Jan. 29, 1889; then-Gov. Edward Stevenson signed the bill creating the University of Idaho located in Moscow 130 years ago today, Jan. 30, 1889. A year later, the territory would become the state of Idaho.

In a sense, the state of Idaho and the University of Idaho have grown up together, each supporting the other with resources, innovation and problem-solving. The impact of the university on the state’s economy – especially the stalwart sectors of agriculture, natural resources, mining and engineering – continues today. The impact of U of I on the heart and history of the state through the arts and social sciences also continues, capturing and celebrating the essence of what it means to be an Idahoan. As Vandals, we can be proud of our role in Idaho’s growth and prosperity.

Think of the generations of the Vandals who have received their degrees, and then returned to their Idaho communities to serve as teachers, farmers, engineers, inventors, reporters, miners, scientists, entrepreneurs, musicians, dancers and business owners. Think of the generations of Vandals who, because of their experience at our alma mater, have stepped up to serve on school boards, city councils and the state legislature and in the halls of the U.S. Congress. Think of the generations of Vandals who have raised their children to step up in the same ways in the future.

So, happy U of I Founding Day! They don’t make a greeting card for the occasion, but it is definitely a day to take a moment and be proud and thankful to be associated with an amazing institution.

Go Vandals!

Kathy Barnard, ’81
Executive Director
University of Idaho Alumni Association

 
Upcoming Alumni Events

Feb. 1  –  Vandal Night at the Spokane Chiefs, Spokane, WA
Feb. 7  –  Vandal Scholarship Fund Gala, Boise, ID
Feb. 8  –  Winterfest VSF benefit, Twin Falls, ID
Feb. 9  –  Vandals at TriplePlay, Hayden, ID

Feb. 19 – Policy Pub, Washington D.C.
Feb. 22 – Vandal Ski Weekend at Lookout Pass, ID/MT border
March 1 – Vandal Ski Day Kickoff, McCall, ID
March  2 – Vandal Ski Day, McCall, ID

View more events on the alumni calendar.
BOB AND MARCIA ROSS '71
Rooted in Vandal Country, Growing the Future
There are many benefits of being in the Vandal family. For many, it’s the relationships forged on campus that last a lifetime. For others, it’s the support and encouragement of a global community. Still others enjoy the many opportunities to explore and discover their passions. For Bob ’71 and Marcia ’71 Ross, it’s all of those — and more.

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Game Day T-shirt Design Contest

Calling all Vandal fans! Leave your mark on campus by designing the 2019 Game Day T-Shirt. These shirts are given to each incoming first-year student at our signature Vandal Walk, and are available for purchase at the Vandal Store. The contest is open to all members of the Vandal Family. 

Submissions are due February 27 to sarb@uidaho.edu.

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Update Your Alumni Record

You've likely traveled to far-off places to discover new things. Drop us a line about your achievements while you're out blazing trails, and we'll be here to keep the Vandal connection. 

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Career Support
Looking for a new career? Need help revising your resume? Alumni of the University of Idaho have lifetime access to the U of I Office of Career Services. Wherever you are in your career, we are here for you.

Check out these job opportunities:

Director of Admissions | Alazar School, Cascade, ID
Learn More >>

IT Software Engineer | Idaho Department of Ag.,Boise, ID
Learn More >>

Regional Communications Manager | Idaho Fish and Game, Jerome, ID
Learn More >>

Looking for jobs at U of I? Visit the U of I job board >>
 
Joe Knows...

Former Facebook engineer buys 100 acres in Coeur d'Alene, promises public access
Spokesman Review - Jan. 27, 2019
Learn More >>

How long is a day on Saturn? Astronomers just found out.
National Geographic - Jan. 24, 2019
Learn More >>

University of Idaho Supports Aspiring Indigenous Educators
Native News Online - Jan. 23, 2019
Learn More >>

UI Opens Law School Fast Track Program to Lewis-Clark Sate College
Spokesman Review - Jan. 22, 2019
Learn More >>
 

Alumni chapters nationwide await more Vandal grads. 
To join, simply contact a chapter volunteer. 

Find One Near You >>
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Connecting Our Worldwide Vandal Family
Special guest column by U of I career Services Director Chris Cook

Whether you are exploring a new career, seeking a new opportunity within the same field or looking to expand your professional network and connect with fellow Vandals, the University of Idaho is committed to helping you achieve your professional goals. To that end, we are proud to offer the full breadth of Career Services that were available to you as a student for life.

Alumni are encouraged to take advantage of our full range of services, which are designed exclusively for Vandal graduates. For example, if you are considering a career change or just need a professional tune-up, we stand ready to assist. Whether you are in Moscow, Idaho or Moscow, Russia, we will work with you to maximize your professional potential. We have a full range of communications tools at the ready to close the geographic gap. We work in person, over the phone, Zoom, Skype and email to deliver our services to you where you are.

Since networking and targeted research continue to be highly effective methods for finding a job that matches your skills and experience, you will find robust tools on our website to help you make valuable connections and identify potential employers and industry trends. If you are looking to work abroad, our Goin’ Global system is full of job and internship opportunities around the world. Our Handshake system enables you to search for jobs, research organizations, attend regional and virtual career events and stay connected with fellow Vandals. These are just two of the many tools you will find on our site.

When you signed on the dotted line to become a University of Idaho Vandal, you became part of a family. You made a commitment to the university and yourself to be a part of something much larger than any one person. You worked hard and you were rewarded with a degree. In return, the University of Idaho made a commitment to you. Career Services is just one of the many departments that have your back for life.

You can learn more at our website.  If you’d like to make an appointment with a career advisor, please call us at 208-885-6121 or email us at careerservices@uidaho.edu.

We wish you every success.

Go Vandals!

Chris Cook, Director
Career Services
University of Idaho
Upcoming Alumni Events
Alumni Association Director Spotlight
We asked our Alumni Association directors to reflect on their time as students, and share their experience as volunteers. 
 
Rick Sparks ‘80
UIAA Director representing North Idaho
B.S. Business Management
National Account Manager, eCommerce at Schwan Food Company
 
Q. What was your favorite or most rewarding class? Why?
A. Business Marketing. It taught me to understand and meet the needs of consumers.

Q. How did U of I prepare you for your career?
A.  U of I provided a great foundation with networking and involvement opportunities.
 
Q. Why do you choose to serve the Alumni Association?
A. I am a proud Vandal and am happy to give back and drive engagement.
 
Q. What faculty or staff member was integral to your time at U of I? Why?
A. Randy Byers and Dr. Gibb. They both modeled engagement with and worked in concert as mentors for me.
 
Q. Share a treasured memory, either from when you were a student, or after graduating?
A. Riding a horse in the homecoming parade to the steps of the Corner Club.

Thanks Rick!
 
The UIAA Board of Directors is an elected body that governs the UIAA, Inc. and meets formally three times a year. Duties of directors include managing corporate affairs, business and assets of the association and advocating for the U of I.

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Benefits and Services Highlight -
Alumni Directory
The printed and bound alumni directory has been replaced with a free online version thanks to the professional social media platform, LinkedIn. With a network of over 50,000 alumni, you can search by name, keyword, title or company. Let your connections begin. 

Click Here >>

 
Career Support
Looking for a new career? Need help revising your resume? Alumni of the University of Idaho have lifetime access to the U of I Office of Career Services. Wherever you are in your career, we are here for you.

Check out these job opportunities:

Treatment Specialist | Terry Reilly Heath Services, Treasure Valley, ID
Learn More >>

Deputy Coroner | Ada County, ID
Learn More >>

Engineer-In-Training or Professional Engineer | J-U-B Engineers, Moscow, ID
Learn More >>

Looking for jobs at U of I? Visit the U of I job board >>
 
Joe Knows...

The most beautiful college town in every state and D.C
Travel - msn - MSN.com- Feb.6, 2019
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A diversity of voices is vital in the bushfire fight
Mirage News - Feb.5, 2019
Learn More >>

The 50 Most Underrated Colleges in America
Business Insider - Feb. 5, 2019
Learn More >>

Study: Okay to hold fish briefly for photos
Sport Fishing Magazine - Jan. 31, 2019
Learn More >>

Alumni chapters nationwide await more Vandal grads. 
To join, simply contact a chapter volunteer. 

Find One Near You >>
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Alumni Offices

Physical Address:
1212 Blake Ave. Moscow, ID

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3232 Moscow, ID 83844-3232

Phone: 208-885-6154

Fax: 208-885-6975

Email: alumni@uidaho.edu

Directions

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street, Suite 240 Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4030

Fax: 208-364-4035

Directions