Katie Taylor, former Ella Olesen Scholarship recipient and UI PhD candidate from Isle of Man, has been elected to the world’s biggest sports medicine and science organization as a ‘student voice’. Katie has been invited to join the American College of Sports Medicine as a national student representative.
Katie has recently been to a regional ACSM conference in Oregon, where she was one of just eight of 250 attendees invited to speak. She was awarded the ‘outstanding doctorate research’ prize for her study on insulin resistance and its presentation. She’ll help to arrange the ACSM’s regional conference in 2014 and will be the main organizer of the highly competitive, student competition that takes place there. Katie will fit in her role around her studies in physiology, ethics, and statistics and teaching weight training, motor behavior, bio-mechanics, and health promotion to undergraduates. In all Katie's spare time, she also teaches Manx dancing. Congratulations Katie!
Fulbright Canada, a member of the prestigious worldwide Fulbright family, offers a wide range of residential exchange opportunities for American undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars.
Canada is an excellent option for students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Students are able to study at low cost at internationally accredited academic institutions that adhere to rigorous standards of scholarship and offer easily transferable course credits. For scholars, Canada offers world-class research facilities and networks, along with unique opportunities to do comparative work and develop long term collaborations. In addition, Canada’s universities are predominantly located in Canada’s vibrant, multicultural urban centres, offering a unique experience to students and scholars from around the world.
All Fulbright Canada grantees become part of a well-organized, highly integrated program. In addition to the cash award, Fulbright Canada provides basic health insurance and a range of administrative services. Additional benefits include a three-day orientation program in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, the opportunity to apply for mobility funding ($800) for in-country professional development, and the opportunity to apply for our Eco-Leadership Program ($2,000-$4,000) and Community Leadership Program (up to $8,000). Finally, award recipients join the prestigious Fulbright family, representing a program that has celebrated academic excellence and achievement, as well as community service and leadership, for more than sixty years.
More information about the scholars program can be found here: scholar program. Scholars are also encouraged to look at the traditional awards, our Visiting Research Chairs, and our Specialists Program.
Please contact the University of Idaho’s Fulbright Adviser, Holly Greenfield, if you have questions or would like more information.
Students Preparing for May Commencements
Learn the details for students preparing to order regalia and commencement materials including announcements, photographs, diploma frames for the May Commencement ceremonies. MOSCOW STUDENTS: www.uidaho.edu/alumni/resources/grad-fest, OFF CAMPUS CENTERS: https://college.oakhalli.com/college/univofidoffcampus/. Deadline for online student regalia orders is April 7, 2013.
Avista and Water Resources Program Announce Annual Scholarship Winners
The University of Idaho Environmental Science and Water Resources Program is proud to announce the recipients of the 2013 Avista-Waters of the West Scholarship. Ricardo Sánchez-Murillo, a doctoral student working with Jan Boll and Erin Brooks of the biological and agricultural engineering department will be awarded $3,000.
The ISEP Fall 2013 and Academic Year 2013-2014 Priority Application Deadline is January 25, 2013. If you’re thinking of applying to an ISEP program, be sure to get your application in or contact a Study Abroad Advisor (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Dig-ing Her Education at Home and Abroad
Whether it’s on the intramural court or in the classroom, Chantel Wilkes is a competitive force when it comes to her passions: international studies and volleyball. She’s in the first University of Idaho class to graduate with a minor in Asian studies, and she’s got a mean spike. After three and a half years studying international studies, including a semester abroad in Japan, the Rathdrum native is looking for her next step after graduation, hopefully on the international scene. Read more.
Damaris Castro Garcia, a visiting professor from Costa Rica, will be joining the Modern Languages and Cultures (MLC) Dept. as a part of a University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) faculty exchange program. Damaris will teach advanced Spanish language courses and introduce UI students to Costa Rican culture and social traditions. Read more here.
Katherine Cleary of the University of Idaho has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Costa Rica in Environmental Studies the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently. Read more here.
The USAC Faculty/Staff International Development Award (FIDA) application deadline has been extended to January 9, 2013. Be a student for a month on a summer USAC program and enhance your International IQ. Find information and the application for the FIDA program here or read about past recipients here.
USAC Visiting Professor application deadline for Summer 2014, Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 is January 18, 2013. Apply to teach a course or courses abroad on a USAC program for a summer, or semester. Possible sites include Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England (summer only), France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland (summer only), Italy, Spain and Thailand. Find more information and the application here!
UI International Programs has been awarded a Central America Youth Ambassador (CAYA) grant to engage teens and community leaders from Belize, El Salvador Nicaragua and Honduras in social entrepreneurship training, and provide opportunities for local high school students and teachers to engage in cross-cultural learning in Central America. Read more here.
On January 1st, Anthony Davis, Director of UI’s Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research will travel to Haiti to collaborate with Sabine Deristin and Owens Telemaque on establishing seedling/native plant nurseries in Haiti. Sabine and Owens recently graduated from a two year Scholarships in Educational and Economic Development (SEED) training program in environmental technology, leadership, and civic engagement. Read more here.
Congratulations Jency Sundararajan!
The wonderful article on you and your research on last month’s UI main web page is well deserved! That article is still available for reading. If you missed it, please visit here.
Boeing Hires 20 University of Idaho Student Interns
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U-Idaho Students’ International Research Projects Win USAID Fellowships Honoring Humanitarian Norman Borlaug
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Quadruple major uses Cultural Language Scholarship to study in Azerbaijan
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UI Alum Katie Pemberton honored with Idaho Teacher of the Year Award
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