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University of Idaho kicks off 125th anniversary in Boise

The University of Idaho will celebrate its 125 year anniversary since its opening with a series of late-January events in Boise kicking off the yearlong celebration.

The University of Idaho was founded in 1889 to fulfill the land-grant university mission: opening the doors of higher education to the citizens of Idaho.

In recognition for its legacy of leading in the state, several festivities will be held in Boise, with a celebratory 125th Anniversary Dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Grove Hotel. The University of Idaho Boise and UI personnel also will host a series of workshops, seminars and activities throughout the week. Featured events include:

  • ·         Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2-3 p.m.: A Legacy of Adding Value – Collaborating with Idaho Food and Dairy Processors, seminar with Jeff Kronenberg, Specialist, Food Processing, College of Engineering. Location: UI Boise/Idaho Water Center (IWC) Room 156, 322 E. Front St., Boise
  • ·         Tuesday, Jan. 21, 3:30 p.m.: Daylighting Design in the Pacific Northwest, tour and lecture with Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, director of UI Integrated Design Lab. Location: 306 S. 6th St., Boise
  • ·         Tuesday, Jan. 21, 6-9 p.m.: Meet the Vandals, recruitment event, UI Admissions. Location: Riverside Hotel,2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise
  • ·         Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. – Noon: College of Law’s Tax Clinic Road Show, seminar with Barbara Lock, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. Location: UI Boise/Idaho Water Center (IWC), 5th Floor Lobby, 322 E. Front St., Boise
  • ·         Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1-2 p.m.: Educational Leadership for Equity and Excellence in Idaho: Content Areas Matter, seminar with Jeff Brooks, chair of the Department of Leadership and Counseling. Location: UI Boise/Idaho Water Center (IWC), Room 156, 322 E. Front St., Boise
  • ·         Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1-3 p.m.: Healthy Lifestyle – Whole Grain Artisan Bread, Barb Ado, Extension Education, Ada County Extension Office. Location: 5880 Glenwood St., Boise
  • ·         Wednesday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m.: UI 125th Anniversary Dinner, social and dinner. Location: Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise

Find a complete schedule with dates, times and locations is available at http://www.uidaho.edu/125years/statewide-events.

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