[Vision2020] The UI Friday Letter for September 22, 2006
thansen at moscow.com
Fri Sep 22 05:30:28 PDT 2006
Copied and pasted below is the UI Friday Letter for September 22, 2006 from
UI President White.
University of Idaho
Office of the President
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3151
The Friday Letter
A Newsletter for University of Idaho Alumni and Friends Sept. 22, 2006
You can add world champion cyclist to the list of accomplishments of
University of Idaho alumni. Earlier this week, Kristin Armstrong '95 earned
a gold medal by winning the time trial at the Union Cycliste Internationale
Road World Championships in Salzburg, Austria. It's been a rewarding year
for Kristin, who earlier won two national championships. She'll compete for
another world championship in the 82-mile road race tomorrow.
There is news of other honors and awards to share. Assistant Professor of
Biological Sciences Kevin Kelliher, who joined our faculty this summer, has
been awarded the prestigious Frank A. Beach Award in Behavioral
Neuroendocrinology from the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. The
award recognizes young investigators who show exceptional promise for making
significant contributions to the field. Kevin's research centers on hormones
and social behavior, specifically how the sense of smell influences social
Finally, on a gastronomical note, Tim Link, assistant professor of forest
hydrology, has earned recognition, not only for his exceptional science, but
also for uncommon creativity. He is one of five national finalists in the
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream "Do Us a Flavor" contest. Tim entered Mojito
flavored ice cream, and now will go to the company's headquarters in Vermont
to help create the new flavor, which is a lime-based sherbet with additions
of mint, brown sugar and rum. Best of luck, Tim! And congratulations to
Kristin and Kevin on their wonderful achievements.
Here's the latest news from the University of Idaho:
Scott Seely, a school teacher from Idaho Falls, and Idaho's Vice Provost of
Student Affairs and Dean of Students Bruce Pitman were honored last Saturday
as this year's Dads of the Year. Both received a framed certificate and a UI
Dad sweatshirt. In particular, these winning dads were recognized for their
devotion and their passion to those they love. Seely was nominated by his
daughter, Jo, a sophomore Biological and Agricultural Engineering major, and
Pitman was nominated by his daughter, Bridget, a senior Spanish major.
Participants in an Oct. 5-6 traveling workshop offered by University of
Idaho Extension will explore Idaho's diverse cultural crossroads with visits
to Three Island Crossing State Park, Oregon Trail History and Education
Center, Glenns Ferry Historical Museum and Boise's Basque block. They'll
also tour the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, Idaho Black History Museum
and the Islamic Center of Boise. The registration fee is $150 for a deadline
of today or $165 by Sept. 29. For more information, go to
www.agls.uidaho.edu/fcs or call Nickie Bell at (208) 346-6163 in Boise.
Join fellow alumni and friends in Idaho Falls for a luncheon Friday, Sept.
29 with President Tim White and Idaho Falls Center Interim Dean Robert
Smith. The event runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Bennion Student Union at
University Place Idaho Falls. Cost is $15. RSVP by 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept.
25 to Sandy Larsen, sandyl at uidaho.edu, (208) 364-4030, or online at
https://marketplace.uidaho.edu, click on the Alumni and Friends button on
the left side.
Richard Farnsworth '62 headed for San Francisco with his bachelor's degree
in Business/Finance and went to work for Fireman's Fund Insurance in the Bay
Area; however, he has never forgotten the University of Idaho. He and his
wife, Patricia, have contributed more than 50 gifts to Idaho and the College
of Business and Economics. Recipients of their generosity include the Erwin
Graue Scholars Program, the CBE Excellence Fund, the business department and
the J. A. Albertson Building Campaign. Professor Erwin Graue was one of
Richard's biggest inspirations while at Idaho, and he feels fortunate to
have known him.
Richard retired in 1999 as a senior vice president. He and Patricia are now
active volunteers in the Santa Rosa area. Their longtime gifts to the CBE
have been, and continue to be, a mainstay of the college's programs.
Take care, Moscow (you, too, Vandals).
Came a tribe from the north brave and bold . . .
"Here We Have Idaho"
"I-D-A-H-O Idaho Idaho Go Go Go"
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