CLASS Notes, December 13, 2016
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a chance to relax and refresh with family and friends. In the midst of this rather wintery winter, let us look forward to something other than more snow and cold temperatures. I suggest that we all take a moment to look at the spring calendar. We have a lot of events in CLASS: the Borah Symposium, the Jazz Festival, the World Music Celebration, the Hemingway Festival, two major theatre productions (Wendy & Peter and Titus Andronicus), numerous other music performances, and so much more. I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed! Stay tuned to the newsletter to keep track of all the events happening this semester. See you there!
I look forward to a productive spring semester as we begin to implement our cascaded strategic plan. As a reminder, my door is always open if you have time to stop in and say hello. Thank you for all you do for CLASS!
Call for History Proposals
The John Calhoun Smith Memorial Fund Committee of the University of Idaho invites applications for financial support for projects to be conducted in 2017. The fund supports the study of any subject connected with the history of the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho or Montana, for which a portion of the chronology occurred during the territorial and early statehood period. If interested, please see the full call for proposals.
Dreikosen Receives Design Award
Jesse Dreikosen, head of Design & Technology, UI Theatre Arts, received the Marquee Theater Journalists Associations - Outstanding Set Design Award - for the 2015-16 season, for his design of "A Christmas Carol" at the acclaimed 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, California. He was nominated for two different designs at two different theaters in California.
Medea: Her Story Garners Regional Honor
Medea: Her Story has been selected as one of three Invited Regional productions by the Executive Selection Committee, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region 7. The show is slated to perform on Feb. 21, 2017 at the Curious Theatre in Denver, CO. This production is also eligible for national awards from the Kennedy Center. Congratulations to all of the Department of Theatre Arts’ students and faculty for this great recognition!
Theater Student Play Chosen as Semi Finalist
Jordan Rawlings, a senior BFA theater performance student, had her one act play, “Everything Comes Back” chosen as a semi-finalist to be showcased at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region VII conference taking place in Denver in February of 2017.
UI Holiday Concert Debuts on IdahoPTV Tonight!
Be sure to tune in to IdahoPTV tonight at 9 p.m. Mountain and Pacific to catch the debut of the 2015 UI Holiday Concert. The 60-minute edited concert features the UI Jazz Choirs, ensembles from the nationally accredited Lionel Hampton School of Music and nearly 1,000 performers from schools throughout the region. The program will re-air throughout the month of December. Check your local listings for specific times and dates.
Lexi Schaar has been awarded Winner of the Region 8 Excellence in Advising — New Advisor 2017 by NACADA, which promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students.
Staff Awards Nominations Now Open
Nominations for the 2017 Outstanding Employee Awards, Staff Educational Awards, Outstanding Team Award and the Lawrence C. McBride Award are now open and due by Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. The Outstanding Staff Awards honor UI non-faculty staff members who are doing an outstanding job in the areas of quality of service, exceptional effort, initiative and interpersonal relations. Read more.
Have You Seen CLASS’ Mischievous Elf?
Be a Part of the 50th Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
Series and single tickets for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival are on sale now! See three nights of performances from some amazing artists, including Grammy-nominated René Marie, New York Voices and Esperanza Spalding. Faculty and staff ticket rates are available. Or, earn free tickets to the shows by volunteering for the festival! Multiple opportunities are available. Volunteer descriptions and openings are available at the Volunteer Hub.
Legislative Internship Opportunities
The McClure Center and School of Journalism and Mass Media will offer two legislative internship positions for CLASS students interested in reporting on government and public issues during spring semester. Interns will be based in Boise while the Idaho legislature is in session. See Details.
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Events and Deadlines
All University of Idaho faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the VIP Mixer, 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 in the International Ballroom — Bruce M. Pitman Center. Video connections to UI Boise and UI Coeur d'Alene available. This month's mixer will focus on the "go-on" rate for the state of Idaho. Refreshments and bar service will be provided.
Sponsored by the College of Education and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
“Heroes” on Dec. 16-17
Without Décor presents “Heroes” by Gérald Sibleyras at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 16 & 17 at the Prichard Art Gallery, 414 S. Main St. in Moscow. The staged reading is directed by Charlie Pepiton and stars Bill Caisley, Jere Hodgin and Brian Tyrrell. Doors open at 7 p.m. for drinks and light fare. Tickets can be purchased at Bloom and Nectar and at the door. Without Décor is a play-reading series created by UI Professor Rob Caisley, head of dramatic writing.
Deadline for final grades
Final grades for the fall 2016 semester must be submitted through VandalWeb no later than Tuesday Dec. 20 at noon. This deadline is prelude for many of the processes executed by the Registrar’s Office, including the evaluation of academic standing. Timely submission of grade information is extremely helpful to students and student support offices and is greatly appreciated. Please see the registrar’s website for additional information about how to assign grades.