A New Lens Through Film
U of I and Coeur d’Alene Tribe 3rd and 4th graders create short films together in digital storytelling course and learn more than just film.
Spring 2017 Dean’s List
Congratulations to the 705 students named to the University of Idaho’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences Dean’s List in Spring 2017. See the full list
19 CLASS Students Receive Alumni Excellence Awards
On Friday, Dec. 8, 19 students from the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences will be honored with an Alumni Award for Excellence. This is award is given by the University of Idaho Alumni Association to undergraduate seniors, graduate students and law students who have achieved outstanding academic success and have demonstrated career and professional preparation; campus and community leadership and involvement, or are leaders in the classroom, laboratory, campus and community. See the list of recipients here.
Zach Lien Named Rhodes Scholar Finalist
University of Idaho international studies and political science major Zachary Lien interviewed as a finalist for the Class of 2018 Rhodes Scholars by the University of Oxford Rhodes Trust in Seattle in November. Read more.
Student-written Play to Debut in December & May
MFA theater directing student Lindsay Mammone writes and directs “Death of the Ego.” A shortened version to open on Dec. 6 and the full play will debut in May. Read more.
From Sudan to Moscow
Jaclin Tahir (psychology) was born in Sudan but immigrated to the United States when she was 5. She continues to embrace her culture and share it with others through activities at U of I. Read more.
Navy Midshipmen Receive First Choice Assignments
The class of 2018 Navy-option midshipmen all receive their first choice warfare community assignments for when they will be commissioned at the end of the year. Midshipmen Matthew Cox and John McKay will attend Naval Nuclear Power School in Charleston, South Carolina as student submarine officers. Midshipman Alyse Bailey and Officer Candidate Mark Gettmann will attend flight school in Pensacola, Florida.
U of I’s Tuba-Euphonium Studio Present “Tubaween”
An organized chaos – the U of I Tuba-Euphonium Studio presented its annual Tubaween performance on Oct. 31 featuring music, theatre and Star Wars. Read more.
Congratulations to all our CLASSy students named 2017 Homecoming Royalty Finalists - Shelbs Burkhart (public relations), Morgan Elizabeth Howard (English), Kassidy Kirby (modern language business & Spanish), McKenzie MacDonald (political science), Catherine Yenne (French, international studies & political science) and Cruz Botello (sociology).
Student Refugee Shares Story
CLASS student Sargon Hamad (Political Science) took part in a local refugee panel discussion. Read more
Students Travel to Oregon Shakespeare Festival
More than 20 Theatre Arts students attended the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in September, where they saw “Henry IV Part 1,” “Henry IV Part 2,” and “The Odyssey,” which included UI grads and Rex Rabold Fellows, Jeremy Gallardo and Vinecia Coleman. Read more
Sociology Major Spends Summer in Haiti
Cruz Botello, a senior sociology major, spent his summer in Haiti, providing humanitarian aid and serving the community. Read more
Cinema Lover Majors in New CLASS Degree
"Everyone has a story worth telling." Welcome to CLASS, Hagen Hunsaker! Hagen transferred to UI to pursue a degree in the new Film and Television Studies major. Read more
Student-Lead Archaeological Dig
In August 2017, graduate student Idah Whisenant and Lee Sappington, associate professor of anthropology, led an excavation with the Kootenai County Historic Preservation Commission in Farragut State Park where Pend Oreille City stood in the 1860s. Read more
Brothers and CLASS Majors Lead Vandal Football
Matt and Mike Linehan, brothers and two CLASSy students on the Vandal football team share their experience on the field. Read more
A University of Idaho student’s original composition will bring fresh musical life to the 1925 silent drama “The Phantom of the Opera” during a performance in Spokane in April. Read more