Fifteen Students Attend Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference
Fifteen students representing the University of Idaho attended the Northwest Anthropological Conference on March 28-31, 2018. Fourteen of those students, including six undergraduates, presented research papers or posters at the event. As of the 2018 event, more than 225 University of Idaho students have presented work at this conference over the last 17 years.
Doctoral Candidate Wins Award for Research on Parkinson’s
Dan Krall, a student pursuing his doctorate in experimental psychology, placed second in the University of Idaho College of Graduate Studies' 3-Minute Thesis competition on April 2. Dan studies using rhythmic timing to help people with Parkinson’s disease. Watch his presentation at the 44 minute mark of this video.
CLASS Student Recognized for Activism
Catherine Yenne (senior majoring in French, international studies and political science) received the University of Idaho Women's Center's Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Award, given for her commitment and activism for gender justice.
Model UN Teams Win Awards in NYC
Four international studies students won the Outstanding Position Paper Award at the 2018 National Model United Nations Conference in NYC. This is given to the top 10% of papers submitted in advance of the conference. Bailey Carpenter and Emily Wesseling won for their paper on Zambian positions on/to the World Health Organization, while Kate Misura and Logan Smith won for theirs on Zambia’s positions on/to the General Assembly Second Committee (Economic and Financial issues). Each partnership wrote about three particular subtopics.
Theatre Student Wins Top National Honor
Hanah Toyoda, a Master of Fine Arts candidate in the Department of Theatre Arts earned national recognition at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). Toyoda of Hayward, California, earned the Barbizon National Award for Excellence in Scenic Design for her research and creative activity on “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” The award comes with an expenses-paid invitation to attend the KCACTF event in Washington, D.C., where she will attend specialty workshops and network with industry professionals.
U of I Theatre Ensemble Receives Multiple National Awards
“Sleepy, A Musical,” created by students in U of I’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, earned the National Outstanding Production of a Devised or Company-Generated Work (shared with Hope College). The “Sleepy” ensemble includes U of I students Maiya Carrol, Whitney Holland, Gail Harder, Paige Erbele, Gina Workman and Dan Cassilagio, and recent U of I graduates Dan Poppen, Tyler Iiams, Hunter Price and Sean Hendrickson. The ensemble performed “Sleepy” to an enthusiastic full house at the KCACTF Region 7 conference in Spokane, Washington, in February.“Sleepy, A Musical” also earned several other national KCACTF honors including:
- Distinguished Performance and Production Ensemble
- Distinguished Production of a New Work
- Distinguished Production of a Musical
- Distinguished Performance by an Actor in a Musical (Dan Poppen)
- Distinguished Director of a Musical (Maiya Corral)
- Distinguished Director of a New Work (Maiya Corral)
Two Students Take Part in Legislative Internship
In January, two School of Journalism and Mass Media students (in partnership with the McClure Center) served as 2018 Legislative Interns in Boise. Sophomore Kyle Pfannenstiel and junior Nina Rydalch covered the Idaho Legislative Session for Idaho Public Radio, the Idaho Press-Tribune and other media outlets across the state.
Fall 2017 Dean’s List
Congratulations to the 612 students named to the University of Idaho’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences Dean’s List in Fall 2017. See the full list
Students Represent U of I at SHA Conference
A group of University of Idaho students attended the Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference in January 2018. While there, three undergraduates – Rachel Falzon, Allison Fashing and Darcy Wayman – and four graduate students - Renae Campbell, Idah Whisenant, Nathan May and Molly Swords – presented papers to the attendees. Falzon, Whisenant, Fashing and Wayman also competed in the SHA Ethics Bowl held during the conference.
U of I Model EU Competes at West Coast Summit
The University of Idaho’s Model European Union team competed at the West Coast Summit on Feb. 23-24, 2018 at the University of Washington. Six CLASS students – Jaxon Woodfill, Madeleine Curtright, Max Welch, Cami Nichols, Emma Carson and Kari Storjohann – negotiated about two different international policy topics. Carson, a senior majoring in political science, received honors and was named an “Outstanding Agricultural Minister.” The trip was made possible by the generous donation of John Wallace, a 1978 alumnus with degrees in anthropology and Spanish.
U of I Students and Ensemble Wins Recognition at Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
A University of Idaho instrumentalist, singer and group were among the prize winners at this year's University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. On Friday, Feb. 23, music education student Alex Lardie was named a college instrumental solo winner on tenor saxophone and music: performance student Rachael Lewis was named the college vocal solo winner. Both are directed by Vern Sielert. In addition, the U of I's Jazz Band I, directed by Sielert, was named the college instrumental band winner.
U of I Student Fights Poverty
Abby Rowe, an international studies, crop management and Spanish student, is focusing her knowledge and skills on fighting poverty in Africa. Learn more.
MFA Poetry Candidate Earns Fishtrap Fellowship
Cameron Read McGill, a third-year MFA candidate in poetry in the Department of English, has been selected for a 2018 Summer Fishtrap Fellowship, which recognizes and encourages writers who show promise at an early stage in their career. As part of the program, McGill will have the opportunity for a featured reading at the conference.
Mock Trial Students Win Spirit of AMTA Award
The University of Idaho’s Mock Trial team, sponsored by the Department of Politics and Philosophy, won the Spirit of AMTA Award at the regional American Mock Trial Association tournament held Feb. 10-11 in Seattle, Washington. This award is given to the team that best exemplifies the AMTA’s values of honesty, civility and fair play. Members of the U of I’s Mock Trial team are Seth Berryhill, Solon Brenner, Danny Bugingo, Abigail Dunn, Saraya Flaig, Gavin Green, Lily Mortenson, Russell Romney and Alexander Williams.