[Vision2020] The UI Friday Letter from UI President White (May 6, 2005)

cynthia nichols cynthiann0 at mac.com
Sat May 7 12:00:36 PDT 2005

Someone please tell president white that "...for helping karen and I 
learn..." is incorrect grammar. It's "...for helping karen and me 

It's one thing for grammar mistakes from regular people writing in a 
list like this (for instance, i use capital letters sparingly)--but 
pretty darn bad when a university president uses incorrect grammar in 
his Friday Letter. what is his salary again? bump it down by $10,000 
for that.

shame shame shame. how embarrassing.

cynthia nichols

On May 6, 2005, at 5:30 AM, Tom Hansen wrote:

> Copied and pasted below is today's (May 6, 2005) UI Friday Letter from 
> UI
> President White.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> University of Idaho
> Office of the President
> Moscow, Idaho 83844-3151
> Phone: 208-885-6365
> Fax: 208-885-6558
> The Friday Letter
> A Newsletter for University of Idaho Alumni and Friends May 6, 2005
> Dear Friends,
> We are nearing the end of the academic year, and students and faculty 
> alike
> are preparing for finals next week. Like the members of our freshman 
> class,
> I too am completing my first year at the University, and it seems an
> appropriate time to reflect on some of the accomplishments of the last 
> year.
> * We produced a strategic vision and roadmap for the future of the
> University of Idaho through the Plan for Renewal of People, Programs 
> and
> Place.
> * We established fiscal responsibility in a balanced budget for next 
> year,
> and a multi-year plan to resolve the accumulated deficit.
> * We dedicated the Living and Learning Community, a new student 
> residence
> that integrates innovative and unique academic features into campus 
> life.
> * We are now celebrating the accomplishments of the largest graduating 
> class
> in the University's history. Commencement ceremonies began last night 
> in
> Idaho Falls and continue tonight in Boise and Monday evening in Coeur
> d'Alene. The UI-Moscow ceremony is next Saturday, May 14.
> I want to thank faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends for their
> wonderful support and dedication to the University and for helping 
> Karen and
> I learn of the University and state. You have provided much of the
> inspiration during our first year as first family of this great, vital 
> and
> enduring institution.
> Tim White
> President
> Here's the latest news from the University of Idaho:
> * UI alumna Madge Brown passed away April 24. Madge and her husband, 
> Bud,
> ran The Perch restaurant - later The Perch Grocery -- on University 
> Ave.
> For more than 40 years, she was known by UI students, faculty and 
> staff as
> "Queen of the Perch." She dished out advice, gave Tootsie Rolls as 
> change,
> and helped hundreds of college students stay in school and graduate. 
> Madge
> left The Perch in 1985 to live with her daughter, first in Kirkland, 
> Wash.,
> and later, Sandpoint. Memorial gifts may be made online at
> www.uidaho.edu/givetoidaho or mailed to the UI Foundation, PO Box 
> 443147,
> Moscow, ID 83844-3147.
> * Terry Triplett, a UI computer science major and Navy ROTC midshipman 
> from
> Louisville, Ky., received the Armed Forces Communications and 
> Electronics
> award, designating him as the nation's top graduating midshipman in
> electrical engineering or communications sciences. He is the first UI
> student to earn the award.
> * Stan Desjardins '58 and June Rudyk have presented the Junior 
> Engineering,
> Mathematics and Science (JEMS) Summer Workshop with a gift of $30,000 
> for
> scholarships and program development. For 38 years, the UI College of
> Engineering has hosted JEMS to provide students with an introduction to
> engineering. Each year, the program seeks 30 female and 30 male high 
> school
> students who have completed their junior year to attend the two-week
> workshop on the Moscow campus. JEMS serves as one of the main 
> recruitment
> tools for the College of Engineering and continues to be supported by 
> many
> prestigious companies and individuals.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Take care, Moscow.
> Tom Hansen
> "What is objectionable, what is dangerous, about extremists is not 
> that they
> are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they 
> say
> about their cause, but what they say about their opponents."
> -- Robert F. Kennedy
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