CLASS Notes, March 28, 2017
Over the last year, I have been reorganizing the dean’s office in order to better serve the college and the university. In part, this has meant changing the associate dean structure. Recently, we hired two new associate deans: Diane Kelly-Riley is our new associate dean for Research and Mark Warner is our new associate dean for Graduate Studies. Already Mark and Diane have made significant contributions. In the next few days, we will launch a search for the final new associate dean position. The associate dean for Undergraduate Studies and Faculty Affairs will have four main responsibilities. This person will help CLASS in maintaining, growing and developing our undergraduate curricula, including our new online programs; will help CLASS foster and coordinate undergraduate internships; will serve as our college link to several all-university committees and processes; and will help promote diversity, inclusivity and community-building within the college. By the fall semester, we should have our new associate dean structure in place. My overall goal is to establish a platform of support for all faculty, staff and students as we grow the university and achieve our strategic planning goals.
Honorary Degree Nominations
Honorary degree nominations for December 2017 commencement are due April 15, 2017. See details on honorary degree nominations.
Commencement Regalia Available at the CLASS Dean’s Office
For those CLASS faculty members wishing to borrow (at no cost) regalia for the spring commencement ceremony, please contact Jean Planagan at 885-0714 or email@example.com to reserve your size. A limited supply of robes, hoods and caps is available.
Borris Wins Grant to Bring Visiting Spanish Theater Director
Marta Borris, assistant professor of Spanish in the department of Modern Languages and Cultures has received a $1500 grant from the Idaho Humanities Council to bring Spanish theater director Marco Magoa to campus in August 2017. While here, he will perform a play/monologue on the hardship that refugees are experiencing, and will offer a lecture on his experiences with the refugees in the refugee camps, which will lead to a moderated discussion on the topic of the refugee crisis within a global context.
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CLASS in the News
A sampling of the latest stories featuring our CLASS faculty, staff and students:
Moscow author debuts surrealist, coming-of-age tale “The Principles of Flotation” – March 22, 2017 (Alexandra Teague, English)
The fourth estate is in peril – March 22, 2017 (Steve Smith, JAMM)
Brief: Annual Dancers Drummers Dreamers tour to start – March 20, 2017 (music)
Kudos – March 18, 2017 (Kelly Quinnett, theatre)
University of Idaho students spend spring break in lockup – March 17, 2017 (Rene Palomo, student, international studies)
Alternative spring break: UI students volunteer for Refugee Center – March 17, 2017 (Students – Alaina Heuring, international studies; Masen Matthews – sociology-criminology)
An experiment in Shakespeare: Area children participate in UI's Drama Camp – March 17, 2017 (Christina Holaday, student, theatre)
The Hemingway Connection – March 16, 2017 (MFA Creative Writing Program)
Professors discuss the dangers of human trafficking along the Mexican-American border – March 14, 2017 (Lori Celaya and Marta Boris Tarre, modern languages and cultures)
Jackson teen takes top award at jazz fest – March 12, 2017 (Jazz Festival)
USITT Names 10 Rising Theatre Artists for 2017 Young Designers & Technicians Awards – March 9, 2017 (Keely Wright-Ogren, student, theatre)
Abstracts Due for Undergraduate Research Symposium
The Office of Undergraduate Research invites University of Idaho undergraduates from all disciplines to present their work in poster format at the 2017 UI Undergraduate Research Symposium. The abstract submission deadline is April 3. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Read more.
University Faculty Meeting
May 2, 2017, 3 p.m. Pacific time; 2 p.m. Mountain time.
Moscow: Vandal Ballroom, Bruce Pitman Center; Boise: IWC 448A; Coeur d'Alene: 213; Idaho Falls: 350A: Twin Falls - B-66.
2017 Borah Symposium
April 3-5. Former Whitehouse advisor Robert Malley presents keynote, “Polarized Cultures in a Globalized World,” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5. See the Borah Symposium website for the complete schedule.
CLASS All-College Spring Meeting: Save the Date!
3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Monday, May 1, Pitman Center – Borah Theatre. All CLASS faculty and staff are invited to attend the CLASS All-College Spring Meeting in May. President Staben will be in attendance at this meeting and will give a 30-minute presentation, including an opportunity for Q & A. Please mark your calendars!
Academic Dates and Deadlines
UIdaho Bound #1 - March 25
Fall advising begins - March 27
Deadline to withdraw - March 31
Staff Council membership and committee applications due - March 31
UIdaho Bound #2 - April 1
Fall registration - April 17-21
Dead week - May 1-5
Finals week - May 8-12
Commencement - May 13