[Vision2020] The UI Friday Letter for May 25, 2007

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Fri May 25 05:27:31 PDT 2007

Copied and pasted below is the Friday Letter for May 25, 2007 -


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 25, 2007

Dear Friends,

This edition of the Letter is simply to wish you, the wonderful friends and
family of the University of Idaho, a most enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.
May it be full of friends, family and fun.

As of today, the Friday Letter is going on a bit of a summer break. I will
be corresponding with you every other week until August, when we'll resume
the weekly schedule. 

Tim White

Here's the latest news from the University of Idaho:

Mark Elison Hoversten will join the University as dean of the College of Art
and Architecture on July 2. Hoversten currently is professor and coordinator
of landscape architecture and planning at the University of Nevada in Las
Vegas, where he has served on the faculty since 1991. At UNLV, he initiated
the landscape architecture and planning program, led a strategic-planning
process that resulted in a new five-year curriculum, and raised a $500,000
endowment to augment the landscape architecture budget. He relieves Interim
Dean Bill Woolston, who assumed the role when the University of Idaho's
College of Art and Architecture was reinitiated last year. 

Katherine G. Aiken, professor of history at the University of Idaho, will
become the new dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences
(CLASS), the university's largest academic division. She currently serves as
interim dean and takes up the permanent post on July 2. She joined the
University's history department in 1984 as a visiting assistant professor of
history and in 1988 became an assistant professor in the department. She
served as history department chair from 2000 to 2005 and as acting dean of
the College of Graduate Studies in 2003 and 2004. In 2005, she became
associate dean of CLASS and in 2006 was named interim dean.

A team of four students earned the $5,000 first prize in the University's
Vandal Innovation and Enterprise Works (VIEW) second annual Business Plan
Competition. The goal of the competition is to promote cross-disciplinary
marketable ventures that have the potential to attract funding. The top
award went to GoSleepGo.com, an online home for young adult travelers that
combines the features of innovative trip-planning tools with a social
networking component. The team included recent graduates Scott Falconer from
Meridian, psychology; J.R. Pelkola from Moscow, sociology; Eevi Maki from
Moscow, electrical engineering; and Daren Berk from Moscow, electrical
engineering. More information at:



Seeya round town, Moscow.

Take care, Vandals.

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho
UI '96

>From the north came a tribe brave and bold . . .

"Here We Have Idaho"

"I-D-A-H-O, Idaho Idaho Go Go Go"

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