[Vision2020] The UI Friday Letter for September 21, 2007

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Fri Sep 21 06:48:22 PDT 2007

Copied and pasted below is the UI Friday Letter from UI President Tim White
for September 21, 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 September 21, 2007

Dear Friends,

John Clayton, artistic director of the world-renowned University of Idaho
Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, will appear on the "Tonight
Show" Monday, October 24, performing with Diana Krall. Earlier this week,
they appeared on "Live with Regis and Kelly." And the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz
Orchestra earned a stunning review for their performance a few weeks ago at
the Detroit International Jazz Festival. Mark Stryker of the Detroit Free
Press wrote, "There's no band in the world right now that swings as hard as
this one, and any group willing to take them on in a battle of the bands
might want to have a chaplain standing by just in case." 
I mention these accolades both to congratulate John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton,
and their colleagues, but also as a reminder to plan now to attend the
Festival, February 20-23, 2008 in Moscow (http://www.jazz.uidaho.edu). John
and Jeff of course will perform and teach, and the full lineup for the 2008
Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival will be released October 1.  I
know there will be some surprises.
This week was Staff Appreciation Week at the University of Idaho. The
University employs more than 1,500 non-faculty personnel statewide, and the
quality of our institution is in large part due to their dedication, skill
and effort, individually and collectively. Dan Noble, chair of the Staff
Affairs Committee, deserves special mention as he, along with his
colleagues, were the driving force behind organizing this year's celebratory

I asked administrators to nominate staff members who are deserving of
special recognition and received more than 60 names of employees whose
ongoing contributions have not gone unnoticed by their co-workers and
supervisors. The list includes specialists in the team cleaning group; at
the Native American Center; in the Trust and Investment Office; and fine
staff members who serve the diverse needs of the University of Idaho around
the state. I encourage you to view the full list of specially honored staff
at www.uidaho.edu/staffaffairs. 

To all of our staff employees: I am very pleased and grateful that you are
part of the University family. I recognize that your efforts-day in and day
out; and for several, overnight -help create the university environment that
we cherish.  In so doing, these dedicated employees create opportunities and
support for the learning and creative work of our students and faculty. A
heartfelt thank-you, on behalf of the entire University community, for all
you do.

Tim White

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

The McClure Lecture Series in Science and Public Policy - Retired Vice
Admiral John J. Grossenbacher, director of the Idaho National Laboratory and
president of Battelle Energy Alliance, will shed light on the relationship
between science and public policy Thursday, September 27, at 7 p.m. in the
Hartung Theatre. He will explore the connection between discovery research,
user-inspired research, applied research and the transfer of resulting
technologies, and how science policy affects and influences these distinct

The Polish Cathedral Boys' Choir Cantate Deo will give a concert at the
University of Idaho at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 28, in the University
Auditorium. It will be the first time any of the members have visited the
western U.S. The choir was created in 1991 for the arrival of Pope John Paul
II in Koszalin, Poland. Cantate Deo has traveled extensively to cities
around the globe such as Barcelona, Paris, Austria and Rome. Tickets will be
sold at the door; cost is $5 for students, $10 for adults and $20 for

An anonymous donor from Boise has stepped up and committed $25,000 to the
Quarterback Club, a club designated to provide discretionary revenue to
Coach Robb Akey and the Athletic Department. The donor stated, "I believe in
Coach Akey and his staff, and understand the need for private dollars to be
invested in order for our football team to have tools and resources they
need to be competitive academically and athletically." The donor is not an
Idaho alumnus but truly is a Vandal fan, and hopes this gift will encourage
others to get involved. "Contributions to our football team make an enormous
impact towards earning our degree, our training and our growth as a team
family," said Vandal football linebacker David Vobora, a senior from Eugene,
Oregon, majoring in visual communications. For more information on the
Quarterback Club or other ways to assist with Vandal Athletics, call Mahmood
Sheikh at (208) 364-4073.


Seeya round town, Moscow.

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

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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