[Vision2020] UI Friday Letter for Friday (December 7, 2007)
thansen at moscow.com
Fri Dec 7 05:45:17 PST 2007
Copied and pasted below is the UI Friday Letter for December 7, 2007.
University of Idaho
Office of the President
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3151
The Friday Letter
A Newsletter for University of Idaho Alumni and Friends December 7, 2007
Idaho history is coming alive for students involved in a
university-community partnership project. History Professor Kathy Hilliard
and students in her Introduction to Public History course are gaining
hands-on experience at a historic site in the University of Idaho's home
county of Latah.
John and Mary Lorang's White Spring Ranch, located in Genesee, 12 miles
south of Moscow, recently was placed on the National Register of Historic
Places. It is the only historical ranch in Latah County. The house was built
in 1884 and was occupied by members of the family until 1984. What makes
this ranch so historic is that the Lorang family kept everything. The house
is filled with a century of letters, books, clothing, furniture and
appliances. The owners plan to turn the ranch into a museum and research
Here's where our history students enter the picture. They have helped sort
and classify the massive amount of material on site and have developed
conservation plans, interpretive exhibits and guidelines for artifact and
archival processing. They created a new Web site and captured the oral
history of Janet Lorang, site owner, and Diane Conroy, the museum's
The White Spring Ranch is a wonderful natural laboratory, and the project
has allowed students to make real connections between what they do in the
classroom and the world around them. My thanks to John and Mary Lorang and
the Department of History for creating this remarkable service-learning
opportunity. Such opportunities for discovery, for learning through doing,
are part and parcel of the leading academic experience we provide at the
University of Idaho.
Here's the latest news from the University of Idaho:
The December commencement ceremony is tomorrow, at 12:30 p.m. in the
ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Nearly 750 graduates will be honored for their
accomplishments. Following the ceremony, family, friends and faculty are
invited to the President's Reception to enjoy refreshments with university
President Tim and First Lady Karen White and the new graduates. Additional
commencement information is available online at:
The ninth annual Tutxinmepu Pow Wow at the University of Idaho has been
rescheduled for March 21-22, 2008. The Pow Wow is a gathering of Northwest
Indian tribes. "Tutxinmepu" is a Nez Perce word for "the place where the
deer lost their spots," and refers to the Palouse region. The university's
Native American Student Association raises more than $20,000 to put on the
event each year, and they coordinate all the vending, displays and
activities. To learn more or to help out with the Tutxinmepu Pow Wow, call
Steve Martin at (208) 885-4237 or e-mail smartin at sub.uidaho.edu.
Student government leaders spearheaded a very successful food drive in
November. ASUI received 10,066 pounds of non-perishable food donations from
faculty, staff and students. The food has been donated to regional food
bands. The annual food drive is a healthy competition with Boise State
University, which this year brought in approximately 1,600 pounds of food.
The student groups at Idaho who collected the most food were the Student
Alumni Relations Board, the Arnold Air Society and the Residence Hall
The Yuditsky family of Coeur d'Alene - Jack, Helen, Bob and Mary Kay - are
longtime devoted Vandals, and they helped make the first annual Northern
Idaho Vandal Celebration dinner and auction successful by generously
donating three Stephen Lyman prints worth more than $25,000. Over the years,
the Yuditskys have served on numerous boards and committees for the
University of Idaho. They are dedicated to supporting the Vandal Scholarship
Fund and Idaho Athletics. The Yuditskys are a great example of the
importance of giving back financially to the University of Idaho and they
encourage other Vandals to do the same. To donate to the Vandal Scholarship
Fund, contact Shelly Femreite at (208) 667-2588 or shellyf at uidaho.edu.
Seeya round town, Moscow.
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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