CLASS Notes, July 6, 2017
July is shaping up to be a hot one after our cool spring, and the days are already getting shorter. That can only mean one thing…the students will be returning before we all realize it. The student services team in the Dean’s Office is busy preparing for the fall semester by answering students’ questions and enrolling them in classes. Summer is a good time to ensure your offices are ready to start the academic year. This month you might consider taking a moment to make sure that you have the latest contact information for the many support systems and offices across campus. The Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of Civil Rights & Investigations, the VandalCARE Team, Disability Support Services, and the Counseling & Testing Center are a few of the offices that assist our students. I appreciate all you do to ensure our students receive the help and care they need.
Enjoy the sun!
Search Committee Training
Hiring managers, search committee chairs and members can maximize their chance of the perfect hire with a deeper understanding of the UI’s search process and tips and strategies to find the best person. This training will help you understand your role as a search committee member, build anti-bias awareness, and review best practices for recruiting, screening applications, interviewing, reference checking and more. Check the schedule and register on GoSignMeUp. Search committee training can be found under HR Workforce Diversity - Human Resources.
Ordering Promotional Items for Your Area?
Are you looking to buy some UI/college/department branded swag for the start of the year? Please review CLASS’s updated promotional items policy which will bring our college into compliance with the university Trademark and Licensing’s policy and guidelines. Contact Kathy Foss, firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-885-6474, with any questions.
University of Idaho, Journalism, Moscow, was awarded $3,500 by the Idaho Humanities Council to help fund a multimedia project examining the experiences and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in the state of Idaho. Through the production of a documentary film about the life of Steven Nelson and his murder on April 29, 2016 and through oral history videos collected from members of Idaho's LGBTQ community throughout the state, this project seeks to preserve history, and examine social, cultural, political and legal issues in Idaho. The project director is Denise Bennett. Denise Bennett also received a $1,000 grant from the Latah Community Foundation for the oral history aspects of this project as related to Latah County.
Faculty Member Rodney Frey Releases New Book
Rodney Frey, professor of ethnography in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, has published a new book titled "Carry Forth the Stories: An Ethnographer's Journey into Native Oral Tradition" with Washington State University Press. After four decades of experience working with indigenous peoples, Frey's book offers insights, from both a personal and profession standpoint, on the values and power that come from storytelling. Read more about Frey's book.
Reminder About Ombuds Office
The Ombuds Office provides a confidential, impartial, informal and independent place to discuss university-related concerns, access information, clarify policies and procedures, discuss response options and get problem-solving assistance. Those using ombud's services can remain anonymous, if they choose, and in control over what, if any, actions are taken. Use of the Ombuds Office is encouraged when problems arise and individuals are unsure of their options and/or need assistance when pursuing solutions. Learn more on the Ombuds website.
CLASS in the News
A sampling of the latest stories featuring our CLASS faculty, staff and students:
Twin Falls band continues tradition of drawing music lovers to the park (Caitlyn Probasco [student – music], MagicValley.com, June 30)
Scopes Trial Home To Get Statue Of Clarence Darrow (Andrew Kersten, The Greeneville Sun, June 23)
Bringing back a week of music (Lionel Hampton Music Camp, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, June 22)
Front Porch: Wilder native earns scholarship for LSAT, law school application (Marielena Vega [student – political science, international studies, Spanish], Idaho Press-Tribune, June 21)
UI anthropologist shares wisdom gathered over a lifetime of work with Northwest tribes (Rodney Frey, Inland360, June 21)
A career of spreading appreciation, not just music (Mary DuPree, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, June 19)
'Nuthatch Sitting on a Bear's Nose' (Robert Wrigley, Montana Public Radio, June 19)
Dates and Events
Summer Schedule for CLASS Notes
The CLASS Notes newsletter will be sent on an abbreviated schedule this summer. Watch for the next CLASS Notes on August 15.
Fall schedule resumes on September 12. The newsletter will then appear on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
Academic Dates and DeadlinesUIdaho Bound - July 10
Fall classes begin - August 21