Timeline of University of Idaho [ edit ]
History - timeline [ edit ]
On January 30, 1889,
Governor Edward Stevenson of the Idaho Territory signed the territorial legislature's Council Bill No. 20, which officially established the UI as the upcoming state's land-grant institution. Nearly four years later, the university opened for classes on October 3, 1892. The choice of location for the University of Idaho was an "Olive Branch of Peace" by Gov. Stevenson for his actions in styming the nearly successful effort to detach the North Idaho Panhandle and making it part of the State of Washington. [1 ] [2 ]
1889 - Beta Sigma established as first
sorority [3 ] 1896 - first four undergraduate degrees awarded
- ( [4 ] photo) 1898 - first graduate degree awarded
UI Alumni Association established
1899 - UI opens first summer school in
Northwest - June 21 - ( photo) 1901 - College of Agriculture established
original Engineering Building opens (originally Applied Science, then Mines, then Engineering) - (
photo-1) - ( photo-2)
- demolished in 1951 (unsafe), on site of present Niccolls Building (Home Economics, opened 1952) 1902 - Ridenbaugh Hall completed - (
photo-1) - ( photo-2)
Department of Domestic Science (later Home Economics) established; first in
Pacific Northwest - June 11 1904–present Art & Architecture South building completed; originally a gymnasium & armory - (
became Women's Gym in 1928, remodeled for A&A in 1976 1905 - First National Greek organization in Idaho (
Kappa Sigma), arrives on September 30, 1905 1906 - original Admin. Building (
photo-1) ( photo-2) burns down - March 30 - ( photo) - remains later dynamited - ( photo)
Metallurgical Lab completed, became Mines (1950), Psychology (1961), A&A (2001) - Pine St. - (
photo-left) - ( photo-right) Assay Building completed - (later Geology), 1955-84 gallery & museum, demolished in 1984 for Life Sciences North (Gibb Hall)
Morrill Hall completed - ( photo-1) - ( photo-2) - financed with insurance funds from destroyed Admin bldg.
- (originally for Agriculture, then Forestry in 1950) - Idaho Ave @ Pine St.
College of Engineering established in cooperation with the College of Mines
[5 ] construction of new Administration Building begins
Olmsted Brothers develop master plan for UI campus 1909 - new Administration Building opens (
Tudor Gothic) - ( later photo) 1910 - Arboretum begun by Charles H. Shattuck, head of forestry department - (
photo) 1911 -
Theodore Roosevelt spoke at the new Ad. Bldg on April 9, 1911 - ( photo-1) - ( photo-2) on a platform built of Palouse wheat
College of Engineering formally established - October 27
[5 ] 1912 - North wing of Admin. Building completed - (
photo-1) - ( photo-2) - ( photo-3) - ( photo-4)
includes auditorium - (first two floors) 1916 - South wing of Admin. Building initially completed, extended in 1936 for library
1920 - School of Education established - June 7
Lindley Hall (first dormitory) opens in September - occupied site east of Life Sciences North (Gibb Hall),
SW corner of Idaho & Ash; condemned in 1971, demolished in 1973 [6 ] 1922 - UI joins
Pacific Coast Conference - member until mid-1959 when PCC disbands 1923 - current Continuing Education Bldg completed; originally Forney Hall (women's dorm) - (
photo-1) - ( photo-2) 1924 - current Life Sciences South building completed, originally "Science Building" - (
photo) - ( photo-left) 1927 - current Alumni Center completed, originally Hays Hall (women's dorm) - (
current steam plant bldg completed - NE corner of 6th & Line St.
Memorial Gymnasium completed - honors state's World War I service - ( photo-1) - ( photo-2) - ( photo-3) 1930 - fourth floor added to Morrill Hall
1936 - Student Union Building (SUB) established after purchase of Blue Bucket Inn - (
photo - 1924 constr.) - ( photo - 1950 add'n)
Student Health Center completed, originally "Infirmary" - (
Brink Hall opened; originally Willis Sweet Hall (men's dorm), then Faculty Office Complex (FOC) East, until renamed in 1982. south wing (1916) of Admin. Building (1909) extended for library expansion - (UI Library completed in 1957)
total enrollment at 2,568 in October
[7 ] 1937 -
UI Golf Course opens (9 holes) - second 9 holes opens in 1970 (5 holes at NW, 4 at E)
Eleanor Roosevelt speaks at Memorial Gym - March 26
Phinney Hall completed; originally Chrisman Hall (men's dorm) - ( photo); FOC West until 1982. 1940 - total enrollment at 2,686
[8 ] 1942 - Gauss
ME Laboratory completed - SE corner of 6th & Line St.
- (orig. Kirtley Lab #1: Charles L. Kirtley was first UI engineering graduate, in first class of 1896, ( photo), later a physician) [4 ] 1943 - Varsity football cancelled due to lack of turnout in fall, returns in 1945
Food Research Bldg completed - (orig. Dairy bldg,
photo), west side of Morrill Hall, NE corner Line St. & Idaho Ave. 1945 - student radio station
KUOI-FM (89.3 MHz) goes on the air - November
total enrollment at 1,450 in fall
[9 ] 1946 -
Basketball team wins its final Northern Division title in PCC and first since 1923, loses best-of-three title series 2-1 at California [10 ] 1948 - inaugural
Borah Symposium on [11 ] foreign policy
total enrollment of 3,683 in fall
[12 ] 1950 - new Engineering Building (classrooms) - named for Alan Janssen, Dean of Engineering, in 1951
Agricultural Science building completed
EE Laboratory completed - (originally Kirtley Lab #2) Administration Building Annex completed, later incorporated into Albertson (2002)
1951 - Music building completed - (
photo) - (renamed for Lionel Hampton in 1987) -
original Mines, then Engineering Building, (1901) is demolished (unsafe) - (current site of Niccolls (Home Economics))
1952 - Home Economics building completed - (now Niccolls), on site of old Engineering Bldg. (1901–51)
new "I" water tower is installed (
photo) 500,000 US gallons (1,900 m 3)
- old tower (1916) ( photo) at 60,000 US gallons (230 m 3) is relocated to the UI farm 1954 -
boxing dropped as a varsity sport in June - (national co-champs with Gonzaga in 1950) [13 ] [14 ] 1955 - Gault-Upham Halls (men's dorms) dedicated - October 15
1956 - Gault Hall
arson - 3 fatalities, 4th floor - October 19 [15 ] - ( [16 ] photo) [17 ]
Arsonist was reporter for UI student newspaper
Argonaut, responsible for other campus fires: [19 ] [20 ]
convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years, paroled in 1968, & died in 1980. [21 ] total enrollment at 3,674 in fall
[23 ] 1957 - UI Library completed - (
photo) - dedicated Nov 2 - on former site of tennis courts - (library was housed in S. wing of Admin. Bldg)
Park Village Apts. completed (married & graduate housing) - 3rd & Home St. - demolished 2002
1958 - Two Vandals selected in top 50 of
1958 NFL Draft: Jerry Kramer (39th) & Wayne Walker (45th) 1959 -
Pacific Coast Conference disbands in spring; UI independent for 4 years, until Big Sky forms in 1963
total enrollment at 3,906 in October
[24 ] 1961 - College of Mines building completed - (
photo) - north of Morrill Hall 1962 - University awards its first Ph.D. to Florence Dorothy Aller in Counseling and Guidance (College of Education) - Dissertation title "The role of the self concept in student marital adjustment" (Envision, University of Idaho College of Education, 2014 pp 18-19)
1963 - Wallace Complex dormitories (two S.wings, 4 floors each) & cafeteria completed
UI joins the new
Big Sky Conference as a charter member,
- retains university (later Division I) status for football with its non-conference schedule (all D-I) through 1977, except for 1967 and 1968 [25 ] [26 ] campus radio station
KUID-FM (91.7 MHz) goes on the air resident undergraduate fees: $82 per semester
[27 ] 1964 - Physical Sciences building completed - (renamed for
Malcolm Renfrew in 1985) 1965 - University Classroom Center (UCC) completed, east of library - closed 2003
- reconfigured as Teaching & Learning Center, reopened 2005
Third wing (NE, 6 floors) of Wallace Complex dormitory completed
campus KUID-TV (Ch.12) goes on the air -
Idaho Public Television takes over station in 1982 visitor information center opens at north entrance - (current police substation) - 3rd & Line St.
enrollment at 4,817 in February
[28 ] 1966 - Art & Architecture (North) building completed
1967 - President's Residence (S. side of Shattuck Arboretum) completed
Wallace Complex dormitory's fourth & final wing (NW, 6 floors) completed
[29 ] St. Augustine's Catholic Center opens - February - east of SUB
[30 ] Baseball field moves in April, from MacLean Field (College of Education) to Guy Wicks Field (dedicated 1969)
1968 - Buchanan Engineering Laboratory (BEL) completed - (
CE, ChE, AgE, EE) - dedicated in May 1969 [31 ]
[32 ] 1969 - College of Education building completed - built on infield of MacLean baseball field
1970 - Swim Center & Women's Gymnasium (P.E. Building) completed - (former right field of MacLean Field (baseball))
fire destroys south grandstand of WSU's
Rogers Field in April, WSU plays all its home football games
at Spokane's Joe Albi Stadium, UI remains at Rogers Field with reduced capacity.
Navy ROTC building firebombed in May ( photo), day after Kent State shootings. South Hill Apartments opened - (married student housing) - first phase
second nine holes at ASUI
Golf Course opens in August (5 holes @ NW, 4 @ E) 1971 - College of Forestry Building completed (Natural Resources - 2000) - SW corner of 6th & Line St.
addition to Agricultural Science Building (1950) is completed
concrete football stadium opens October 9 with natural grass field, enclosed in 1975 to become Kibbie Dome;
football team posts best record (8-3) to date and wins Big Sky title resident undergraduate fees: $173 per semester
[36 ] 1972 -
Tartan Turf, similar to AstroTurf, installed in outdoor football stadium
Skiing is dropped as a varsity sport in October [37 ] 1973 -
College of Law Building completed, renamed in 1984 for Albert R. Menard, Jr. (1918–93), former dean (1967–78) - ( [38 ] photo)
Idaho is admitted to
PCAA, request to leave the Big Sky Conference is denied by state board of education [39 ] [40 ] [41 ] Lindley Hall (first dormitory - 1920) is demolished, was condemned in 1971 (east of Gibb Hall)
1974 - "Performing Arts Center" opens in April;
renamed for President Hartung in September 1977 [42 ]
Big Sky Conference drops conference competition in five sports (baseball, skiing, golf, tennis, and swimming) in May
[44 ] [45 ] 1975 - new "Idaho Stadium" is enclosed after four years to become the
Kibbie Dome - September
arched roof and vertical end-walls completed for football home opener vs. Idaho State - September 27
resident undergraduate fees: $190 per semester
[46 ] 1976 - first basketball game and track meet in Kibbie Dome - January 21 & 24
full-time enrollment (Moscow) at 6,517 in fall
[47 ] 1978 - UI descends to the new
Division I-AA (with Big Sky moving up to I-AA from Division II).
Don Monson hired as head coach of basketball team in August resident undergraduate fees: $220 per semester
[48 ] 1979 - total enrollment at 8,698 in fall.
[49 ] 1980 -
Baseball is dropped as a varsity sport in May, after over 80 years [50 ] 1981 - men's
basketball team wins first Big Sky title and advances to NCAA tournament, finishes at 25-4.
1982 - men's basketball team advances to
NCAA Sweet Sixteen in March, finishes at 27-3.
1983 - Agricultural Engineering building completed - (renamed "J.W. Martin" - 1990s) - 6th St. & Perimeter Rd.
Total enrollment at 9,067 in spring
[51 ] 1984 - KUID-FM (91.7 MHz) funding is cut by state legislature - acquired by
KWSU & renamed KRFA
Lionel Hampton's first appearance at the
UI Jazz Festival - February [53 ] Assay Building (1906) demolished in 1984 for Life Sciences North (Gibb Hall)
1985 - women's
swimming dropped as a varsity sport (returns in 2004)
1986 - Life Sciences North building completed - (renamed for former President Gibb in 1993)
swimming dropped as a varsity sport 1987 - The School of Music is named after
Lionel Hampton, becomes the Lionel Hampton School of Music
President Gibb's salary boosted by over 15%, to $77,928.
[55 ] total enrollment at 8,280 in spring
[51 ] 1989 -
Elisabeth Zinser becomes 14th UI president; first female university president in state history
new UI Bookstore completed, on former parking lot east of Student Union Building (SUB)
1990 - original
Tartan Turf of Kibbie Dome is replaced after 18 years
Business Technology Incubator building completed - March - Sweet Ave. & S. Main St.
post office station moved from library (lower NW corner) to new UI Bookstore building 1992 - UI receives its own zip code: 83844 - November
1993 - UI Library (1957) expanded by 50%, completed in fall - dedicated April 1994
Life Sciences North renamed for Richard D. Gibb (1928–94), former
UI president (1977–89) 1995 - College of Mines & Earth Resources'
McClure Hall dedicated - September
resident undergraduate fees: $810 per semester
[56 ] total enrollment at 11,727 in fall
[57 ] 1996 - UI joins
Big West Conference for athletics, returns to Division I-A after 18 years - July
originally admitted in 1973, when conference was the PCAA, but denied by state board of education
[40 ] outdoor track stadium named for new
Olympic decathlon champion Dan O'Brien - September Engineering/Physics building dedicated - October 4
1998 - Vandal
football team wins first Division I-A conference title and bowl game - ( photo - town parade)
1999 - renovation of Gauss-Johnson engineering labs completed - November
resident undergraduate fees: $1,068 per semester
[58 ] 2000 - Idaho Commons opens January 10, dedicated April 7 - east of UCC (now TLC)
College of Forestry, Wildlife, & Range Sciences (FWR) is renamed - becomes College of Natural Resources (CNR)
A doctored promotional photograph, where the faces of two minority students replaced the faces of white students, was found and removed from the website.
[59 ] 2001 - Cowan Spectrum debuts for basketball - February - an enclosed configuration for
basketball in Kibbie Dome
Big West drops football after 2000 - UI becomes a "football only" member in Sun Belt for four seasons (2001–04) College of Agriculture is renamed - becomes College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS)
Agriculture Biotechnology Laboratory dedicated - October 28
East entrance to campus completed - Sweet Ave. @ S. Main Street
2002 - Student Recreation Center - April - north of Theophilus Tower dorm; formerly the site of maintenance buildings.
Budget crisis forces reorganization of colleges - July 1
Letters & Science splits into College of Science and College of Letters, Arts, & Social Science (CLASS).
College of Mines & Earth Resources is eliminated, programs moved to either Science or Engineering
J.A. Albertson building completed (College of Business & Economics) - dedicated October 24
directly west of Admin. Building, incorporated Admin. Annex (1950) Park Village Apts. demolished (married & graduate housing - 1957) - 3rd & Home St.
2003 - Living Learning Community - first 5 of 8 dormitories completed west of Line St., east of Theophilus Tower
Gault-Upham dormitory (1955) is demolished, site now an open area west of Living Learning Community
2004 - Vandal Athletic Center - March 19, dedicated April 30 - enhancement of
Kibbie Dome's East End Addition (1982).
women's swimming reintroduced in fall - (orig. 1972-85) -
Title IX balance for additional football scholarships in Div I-A final three units of Living Learning Center completed - former Gault-Upham dormitory (1955–2003) becomes open area
2005 - UI joins the
Western Athletic Conference (WAC) for all sports - July 1
infilled SprinTurf installed on varsity practice fields east of
Kibbie Dome - August - replaced limited-use natural grass;
- two fields, each 75 yards (69 m) in length with a goal post, lighting, & fencing; now available for intramurals and recreation. Teaching & Learning Center opens, formerly the University Classroom Center (1965–2003)
Kibbie Dome installs infilled "Real Grass Pro" - August - similar to FieldTurf, replaced the 1990 AstroTurf
resident undergraduate fees: $2100 per semester
[60 ] 2009 - first phase of safety improvements for
Kibbie Dome; west wall is replaced (wood to non-flammable translucent) and field-level exits are added.
2010 - first chilled water tank constructed at golf course's fourth tee, SW corner of Nez Perce Drive and Perimeter Road.
90 feet (27 m) in height, volume of 2,000,000 US gallons (7,600 m
3) [61 ] 2011 -
Navy ROTC building (1942) damaged by accidental fire in June; razed in August
second phase of safety improvements to Kibbie Dome; east wall is replaced to match west wall (2009);
new press box built above north grandstand, former press box above south grandstand is converted to premium seating (Litehouse Center) Dan O'Brien Track Stadium undergoes major renovation in preparation for hosting the WAC championships in spring 2012
2012 - During the vetting process in February, the State Board of Education removed the term
"flagship" from the proposed mission statement because of a desire to not have comparative and competitive terms in mission statements. [63 ] Prior to this decision, higher education scholars and administrators outside the state considered UI to be the state's flagship university; [64 ] [65 ] [66 ] it remains to be seen if the removal of the state's official designation will alter wider opinions. [67 ]
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