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Christian Fritsen Joins U of I as Idaho EPSCoR Director

Posted Thu, 17 May 2018 12:57:00 -0700

The Office of Research and Economic Development is pleased to announce that Christian Fritsen is the new director for Idaho EPSCoR, effective July 23, 2018. Idaho EPSCoR represents a federal-state partnership to enhance the science and engineering research, education, and technology capabilities of states that traditionally have received smaller amounts of federal R&D funds. Read more

U of I Students Celebrating Ramadan May 15 to June 14

Posted Tue, 15 May 2018 12:59:00 -0700

Ramadan 2018 begins the evening of Tuesday, May 15, and ends the evening of Thursday, June 14. Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar calendar. This month is important to Muslims since it is the month in which the first verses of the Holy Quran were revealed by Allah to Prophet Muhammad (570-632 C.E.). We now have a number of Muslim students at the University of Idaho, mainly from Middle Eastern countries. Read more

WWAMI Blood Drive May 29

Posted Tue, 15 May 2018 12:55:00 -0700

The WWAMI Medical Education Program at the University of Idaho is sponsoring the Red Cross Blood Drive at Gritman Medical Center on May 29. The event is from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, in the Gritman first floor conference room. Sign up on the Red Cross website. Read more

Administration Building Front Stairs Closed for Finishing Work

Posted Mon, 14 May 2018 13:32:00 -0700

As of Monday, May 14, the Administration Building's front stairs are closed to traffic as the Department of Public Works and University of Idaho Facilities crew make adjustments to the newly installed glass panels on the historic staircase. Read more

Facilities Implementing New Work Order Management System in July

Posted Mon, 14 May 2018 08:16:00 -0700

Facilities will be implementing a new work order management system July 1 called FAMIS Cloud. We currently use an older version of this system to track our work here in Facilities and will be moving to the cloud version this summer as support for the old version is ending. Read more

VandalStore Staff and Faculty Sale May 18

Posted Fri, 11 May 2018 14:57:00 -0700

Celebrate the end of the semester! Staff and faculty members get 30 percent off their entire Vandal gear purchase on Friday, May 18. Thank you all for all your hard work this year. Shop online with promo code: SPRING18. Read more

Submit Events for Student Planner

Posted Fri, 11 May 2018 14:56:00 -0700

If you would like your campus department's events to be included in the annual U of I student day planner, complete the form here by Friday, June 1. U of I Student Media is managing planner design this year. If you have any questions, contact Student Media general manager Tara Roberts at Read more

Presentations Sought for 15th Annual Advising Symposium

Posted Fri, 11 May 2018 14:53:00 -0700

We welcome all proposals related to academic advising and invite submissions from staff, faculty and administrators. Presentations are allotted 50 minutes during concurrent sessions. The symposium is on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Read more

Save the Date: Benefits Vendor Forum Sept. 18, 2018

Posted Fri, 11 May 2018 14:41:00 -0700

Benefits-eligible faculty and non-faculty staff are encouraged to mark their calendars for the upcoming second annual Benefits Vendor Forum, hosted by HR Benefit Services. The forum will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center's International Ballroom. Read more

Safety Alert: Tree Work Ahead

Posted Fri, 11 May 2018 13:08:00 -0700

Maintaining our beautiful campus landscaping is an ongoing, year-round project for Facilities. Tree work done by the arboriculture team is an essential part of keeping these trees in good condition to minimize the chance of limbs or even whole trees coming down unexpectedly. During this work, you need to take sensible precautions to keep yourself injury-free. Read on at I-Safety to see what you should watch for and do when you encounter this work as a pedestrian or driver. Read more

Suicide Prevention Training May 17

Posted Fri, 11 May 2018 10:30:00 -0700

QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. It is an evidenced-based, one-hour training program to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide. The training is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 17, in the Panorama Room, Commons, Moscow. Pre-registration is available at Read more

Banner 9 Rolling Out Soon

Posted Thu, 10 May 2018 14:16:00 -0700

Information Technology Services is announcing the upcoming implementation of Banner 9, currently scheduled for release on Oct. 1, 2018. The change is necessitated by the termination of vendor support for our current product at the end of 2019. This major release will be easier for customers to use. This update replaces the administrative application that is available at Subsequent releases in 2019 will replace the self-service functions currently hosted through VandalWeb. Users accessing Banner only through VandalWeb will not be impacted by this initial release in October. Read more

Center for Modeling Complex Interactions (CMCI) Request for White Papers

Posted Thu, 10 May 2018 11:22:00 -0700

The Center for Modeling Complex Interactions (CMCI) requests white papers outlining ideas for research projects related to our mission. CMCI fosters interdisciplinary biomedical research by bringing together modelers and empirical scientists to address problems across all levels of biological organization, from biophysical to ecological. See for more information. First consideration of white papers will begin on May 25, 2018 and white papers will be accepted until June 4, 2018. Learn more about the paper requirements here. Read more

Campus-Community Forum: Building Bridges is May 15

Posted Wed, 09 May 2018 14:31:00 -0700

The Campus-Community Forum, an annual event for community partners, faculty, students and staff to come together to discuss campus-community partnerships and student civic engagement is Tuesday, May 15, in Moscow. The Campus-Community Forum: Building Bridges is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Registration is available at Tuesday’s forum will include a keynote address from Lane Perry, director of the Center for Service Learning at Western Carolina University. Read more

Palousafest 2018 Table Registration

Posted Tue, 08 May 2018 14:52:00 -0700

Registration is now open for the fall 2018 Palousafest. Palousafest is the premier fall event on campus where we welcome new students and welcome back returning students. Expected attendance is between 3,000-5,000 students and community members. The event includes a street fair, inflatables, interactive activities, and local music. Hundreds of student organizations, campus departments and community organizations line Sixth Street and share information about how to get involved with our great Palouse community. The event is hosted by the Department of Student Involvement. Table registration is free for student organizations and U of I affiliates. Register at Read more

Financial Conflict of Interest Seminar May 11

Posted Tue, 08 May 2018 14:00:00 -0700

Dan LaHann, a compliance coordinator from the Office of Research Assurances, is presenting a seminar on "Conflicts of Interest, Conflicts of Commitment and Financial Conflicts of Interest" from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018, in IRIC Room 305, Moscow. Read more

Annual Fire Sprinkler Testing for Summer 2018

Posted Mon, 07 May 2018 14:37:00 -0700

Western States Fire Protection will be on campus to complete our annual inspection/testing of the wet and dry sprinkler systems Monday through Friday, May 14-18, 2018. They will be here several times throughout the summer. No disruption to normal services is expected. Any questions can be directed to Facilities at 208-885-6246. Read more

University of Idaho Alumni Association Nominations Open

Posted Mon, 07 May 2018 14:07:00 -0700

Nominations are now open for the University of Idaho Alumni Association awards. You may know of Vandals that deserve to be recognized that haven't been nominated or received an award yet. Join us in celebrating the contributions and achievements of the Vandals who help make our university and communities so special. Read more

Employee Benefits Focus Groups May 22-23

Posted Mon, 07 May 2018 14:02:00 -0700

Benefits Services is seeking feedback on employee benefits and the manner in which these benefits are communicated. Segal Consulting, the university's independent employee benefits and communications consulting partner, will be conducting employee focus groups to learn employees' understanding and opinions of the University of Idaho's health plans and benefits communications methods. This opportunity is not limited to those working on campus; we strongly encourage employees who work outside of Moscow to participate. Read more

Athena Annual Membership Meeting May 10

Posted Fri, 04 May 2018 15:42:00 -0700

All current and prospective members of Athena Professional Women's Organization are invited to our annual membership meeting from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Colter's Creek Tasting Room, 215 S. Main St., Moscow. Join us for a review of the year and a sneak peek at what's coming up for FY19. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a glass of wine, mingle with Athena members, and meet our incoming 2018-20 executive board. For more information email Read more

Funding Opportunity for Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

Posted Fri, 04 May 2018 15:34:00 -0700

The Office of Research and Economic Development's Research and Faculty Development team (RFD team) invites eligible faculty members to submit a notice of intent (NOI) indicating their interest in submitting a pre-proposal to the 2019 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. The University of Idaho may nominate one candidate to submit a pre-proposal to the program. An internal selection committee will review pre-proposals and nominate a single candidate by June 29. The deadline to submit a notice of intent is Friday, May 11. The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to early career investigators of outstanding promise in science related to the advancement of human health. The program awards grants of $300,000 for a four-year period to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who meet the eligibility criteria. Read more

Mental Health First Aid Training Deadline Monday

Posted Fri, 04 May 2018 13:21:00 -0700

Monday, May 7, is the last day to register for the next round of Mental Health First Aid Training! Registration closes at 3 p.m. May 7 for faculty/staff sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8-9, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Mental Health First Aid is a certification program to help faculty and staff understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Register at Read more

University Honors Program Graduation Celebration Friday

Posted Fri, 04 May 2018 12:50:00 -0700

Students, families, faculty, staff and friends of the University Honors Program are invited to come and celebrate our graduating students from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, in the Administrative Building Auditorium on the Moscow campus. This year, over 90 students will receive program awards and cords. Refreshments will be served immediately following the program to celebrate academic achievements and 35 years of the University Honors Program.

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Summer Group Swim Lessons Begin Soon

Posted Fri, 04 May 2018 11:49:00 -0700

Summer group lessons are starting at the University of Idaho! Registration is now open for session one. Read more

Register For Mini Vandal Spirit Squad

Posted Thu, 03 May 2018 15:06:00 -0700

We are excited to notify U of I Vandal fans of the open registration for our Mini Vandals Spirit Squad. We are looking for Vandal Fans between the ages of 5 and 12. The Mini Vandals will practice and perform with the current members of the cheer and dance teams. Each participant will have the opportunity to perform at a home football, soccer and volleyball game. Read more

Career Services Summer Hours and the Outcomes Survey

Posted Thu, 03 May 2018 09:27:00 -0700

U of I Career Services is open during the summer to help all University of Idaho students and alumni with their career and professional development. During summer hours (May 14 – Aug. 17) Career Services is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with advisors available for appointments in-person, over the phone, via email or video conferencing. Read more

Supervisory Excellence Program Schedule Online

Posted Thu, 03 May 2018 09:24:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Employee Development and Learning's Supervisory Excellence Program schedule for summer 2018 has been posted.
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May is Mental Health Month

Posted Thu, 03 May 2018 09:20:00 -0700

Mental Health Month has been observed since 1949 and seeks to reduce stigma, increase awareness, and offer education and trainings in mental health topics. This year, Vandal Health Education and the Counseling and Testing Center are observing Mental Health Month with opportunities for faculty and staff to be trained to respond to mental health concerns. Trainings include Mental Health First Aid and QPR. Learn more. Read more

25Live Scheduling Being Implemented University Wide

Posted Wed, 02 May 2018 11:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is expanding the use of the 25Live scheduling platform across the institution statewide. 25Live is a platform that allows the university to better manage meeting spaces, both at the department level and across the institution. Many departments are already using this software to schedule their spaces. It is being made available to you at no cost. Read more

Applications Open for Dig'nIT Summer Camps and High School Internships in Coeur d'Alene

Posted Wed, 02 May 2018 11:24:00 -0700

Applications for the U of I Coeur d'Alene Dig'nIT Initiative STEM summer camps and high school tech internships are open now! Students ages 11-18 can learn cool skills like how to make their own cosmetic products in Cosmetic Chemistry, how to build a game in Java Coding Workshop and how to code in Apple's Swift language in Coding Swift camp. High school tech internships are a paid opportunity for teens to learn and work directly in a high-tech, high-growth company with university support. Visit the Dig'nIT website to learn more and submit applications. Read more

Donate Unneeded Household Goods and Food May 11

Posted Wed, 02 May 2018 11:20:00 -0700

Join the Sustainability Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 11, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12, and donate everything you no longer need to Goodwill and the Vandal Food Pantry. There will be drop off sites at the residence halls behind the Tower and on Greek Row on the corner of Elm and University Avenue. For more information email Read more

VandalStore 50 Percent Off Clearance Sale May 3-6

Posted Wed, 02 May 2018 11:14:00 -0700

Thursday, May 3, through Sunday, May 6, take an additional 50 percent off marked prices on clearance items at the VandalStore in Moscow! In-store only. Shopping in Boise? Find the same deal on May 3-5. Look for our Staff and Faculty Sale coming on May 18. Read more

Support Idaho Nonprofits During Idaho Gives May 3

Posted Tue, 01 May 2018 12:58:00 -0700

Make your impact, Vandals! Visit on Thursday, May 3, 2018, and send a little love to one of over 500 Idaho nonprofits, including the University of Idaho Foundation. Read more

Individual Sessions with TIAA Financial Consultant May 15-16

Posted Tue, 01 May 2018 11:34:00 -0700

No matter where you are in life - just getting started or planning for retirement - a session with Patrick Egan can help you create a plan for your goals. And, it's at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. Read more

2018 Summer Break Parking and Transportation Information and Fall Parking Permit Reminders

Posted Mon, 30 Apr 2018 15:17:00 -0700

Parking and Transportation Services would like to remind the campus community about parking enforcement regulations during summer break, effective May 14 through Aug. 19. Read more

U of I Summer Hours Begin May 14

Posted Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:57:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will begin operating on its summer schedule on Monday, May 14. Business hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Summer hours will be effective through Friday, Aug. 17. Read more

Campus Cleanup Before Commencement

Posted Fri, 27 Apr 2018 10:02:00 -0700

Facilities staff have been busily prepping and cleaning campus for weeks for the upcoming commencement activities and events on May 12, 2018. All departments/colleges that have been temporarily storing items outside of their buildings, such as pallets, materials, equipment, etc., are asked to please move these things back inside the building or dispose of them properly. We will be picking up any extraneous items and removing them from the campus landscape over the next two weeks. All temporary signage should be pulled the week prior to commencement. Any signage left out past Tuesday, May 8, will be picked up and disposed of. We want to make a great impression for all our visitors when they arrive for the festivities. Read more

SEM Workshop May 22 Examines Degree Completion

Posted Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:51:00 -0700

Strategic Enrollment Management will host a presentation from Jenna Dell, Ed.D., from Enrollment Advisory Board (EAB) on Tuesday, May 22. Dell is the director of member education and responsible for the delivery of research on a variety of higher education topics at EAB. The workshop title is "Promoting Timely Degree Completion — Reconciling Student Choice and the Four-Year Graduation Imperative." Read more

Before You Leave a Laboratory

Posted Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:47:00 -0700

Leaving for summer? Retiring? Moving? No matter why you are leaving, there are special considerations when leaving a laboratory. Whether you are the principal investigator or a manager of principal investigators, you need to know about the required laboratory decommissioning procedures. Read on at I-Safety for more information.

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Liberty Mutual Insurance On-Campus Meetings Available

Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:20:00 -0700

Liberty Mutual Insurance is hosting an on-campus consultation day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in the Human Resources Front Conference Room. This is a great opportunity for employees to learn about the many special benefits and savings offered by them, including 24-hour claims assistance, accident forgiveness and better car replacement. Schedule an appointment with Ryan Scaggs, U of I Liberty Mutual Representative. Read more

Staff Awards Committee Wants to Hear from You

Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:18:00 -0700

The Staff Awards Ceremony Committee is hoping to get your feedback on the Staff Awards Luncheon this week. Please let us know what you thought, what we did well and how we can do better. Email us at; we'd love to hear from you. Read more

Host a Russian Student This Summer

Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:17:00 -0700

The International Programs Office is pleased to announce an opportunity to host a Russian student in your home for three weeks (July 28 or August 2-August 16) as a part of the Year of Exchange for Russians Program (YEAR). This program is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia, and administered by American Councils for International Education in partnership with the University of Idaho. Host families will be compensated $450 to host the student. The purpose of the homestay is to build strong cross-cultural relations with members of the community. After completion of the homestay, students move into dormitories for the start of the academic year, but maintain close contact with their family through the remainder of the year. Read more

CEO of Micron Visits U of I to Meet Future Engineers During EXPO

Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:10:00 -0700

Sanjay Mehrotra president and CEO at Micron Technology makes his first visit to the University of Idaho joining the College of Engineering to kick-off the 25th annual Engineering Design EXPO. Mehrotra is making the trip from Boise to greet over 50 ninth and tenth grade young women participating in the inaugural Women in Engineering Exploratorium event April 26-27, 2018, held in conjunction with this year’s EXPO. Read more

Volunteers Needed for Big Sky Track and Field Championships May 10-11

Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:04:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is hosting the Big Sky Track and Field Championships Thursday, May 10, and Friday, May 11, in Moscow. All 12 teams and more than 600 athletes in the Big Sky Conference will compete at the Dan O'Brien Track and Field Complex on campus. It is a big meet, a big endeavor, so any volunteer help would be incredible and appreciated. Organizers are in need of volunteers to help with the meet operation and to assist our officials. Events are also happening Tuesday, May 8, and Wednesday, May 9, for anyone interested in watching the events. Thursday and Friday are the big days where the most amount of help is needed. A sign-up sheet is broken up by time and event. Read more

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop Begins May 1 in Boise

Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:22:00 -0700

Chinese calligraphy is an ancient and beautiful art. Come practice water and ink calligraphy! The University of Idaho Confucius Institute in Boise is offering a three-week Chinese Calligraphy Workshop from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mountain time Tuesdays, May 1, May 8, and May 15, at the U of I Boise Center, 322 E. Front St., Room 348A. Cost is $30 for the three-week workshop. Questions or RSVP to

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Vandal Giving Day Continues with Free Activities

Posted Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:44:00 -0700

Vandal Giving Day continues through 7:29 p.m. Pacific time Wednesday, April 25. If you're near the Moscow campus, stop by the Commons for free coffee from 10 a.m. to noon and cupcakes from noon to 2 p.m. Please take a moment to make a gift and support your favorite college or program: Together, we will accomplish amazing things for our students. Read more

Data Science Competition Celebration May 8

Posted Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:28:00 -0700

Join U of I as it celebrates the completion of the 2018 Data Science Competition from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, in the IRIC Atrium. The celebration will include refreshments, T-shirt giveaways, and awards. The final scoring will be revealed and the winners will be announced! All are invited and encouraged to attend this celebration! Read more

CALS Lecture: "Sudden Food System Transformation in Africa and Asia"

Posted Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:26:00 -0700

Join the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology for the presentation "Sudden Food System Transformation in Africa and Asia," by Thomas Reardon from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, April 27, in Ag Sciences Room 62. Reardon is a distinguished professor of agricultural, food and resource economics at Michigan State University and prominent in research on urbanization, diet transformation, transformation of agrifood value chains and impacts of and opportunities from food system change for farmers. Reardon has 13 years of experience in Africa, 13 in Asia and 10 in Latin America and is a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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Captain Samuel D. Phillips Memorial Run

Posted Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:18:00 -0700

The Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps (NROTC) Unit will conduct a memorial run for Captain Samuel D. Phillips, a 2013 graduate and member of the NROTC unit, at 6 a.m. Friday, April 27, at the University of Idaho. Phillips was killed in a helicopter crash on April 3, 2018. Read more

Sam Michener Speaks at 2018 Convocation Aug. 16

Posted Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:55:00 -0700

The 2018 Convocation ceremony is from 4-5:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. This year’s convocation message will be delivered by Olympic bobsledder Sam Michener, a 2012 graduate of U of I’s College of Education Health and Human Sciences. Read more

Join the Vandal Book Club Online

Posted Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:14:00 -0700

Join U of I alumni and friends for an online book club as we begin reading "Experts of our Potential" by U of I alumnus Brian Fretwell.
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Things to Know Before You Mow

Posted Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:07:00 -0700

While it may seem rather innocuous sitting in the corner of your garage, a lawn mower is a potentially dangerous piece of equipment that many of us use regularly during the summer. Over 20,000 injuries occur annually from the use of a mower, largely caused by flying debris, and many can be avoided by making some simple preparations before you mow. Read the I-Safety website for additional information to keep yourself and others safe when using a lawn mower. Read more

The Global Student Success Program Spring Lecture Series

Posted Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:06:00 -0700

The Global Student Success Program is hosting a lecture series this spring. The fourth, and final, lecture will be 1-2 p.m. Friday, April 27, in TLC 145. Traci Craig and Renee Breedlovestrout will discuss the benefits of the pathway model for international students based on their experiences with teaching in this program. They will discuss pedagogies that support students, consider challenges presented in the classroom, and share strategies instructors can use to adapt to their content classes. Read more

Found Money Fund Collection Day April 24

Posted Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:50:00 -0700

University of Idaho Foundation staff will be in the Appaloosa Lounge of the Bruce Pitman Center from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, to accept any found money you have collected in your Found Money Fund piggy banks. Read more

University Communications & Marketing's Summer Newsletter Schedule

Posted Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:24:00 -0700

In May, the University of Idaho's email newsletters will go to their academic break schedule. The Last My UI for the academic year is Monday, May 7. Submissions are due by noon Wednesday, May 2. My Ui will resume for the 2018-19 academic year on Monday Aug. 13. Submissions will be due by noon Wednesday, Aug. 8. Read more

Help Unlock Faculty Staff Challenge Gifts During Giving Day

Posted Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:56:00 -0700

Vandal Giving Day April 24-25 is the university's signature online giving event that benefits our students and enhances the outstanding programs we offer. This year you can make your gift go even further. The "Faculty & Staff Challenge" and "1889 Faculty and Staff Challenge" will award thousands in bonus dollars to the areas you support, based on participation. Help unlock these and many other challenges starting Tuesday at noon (PST), and spread the word online through your personal social networks. Contact with questions.

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Deadline for Staff to Apply for Scholarships to NCPS Conference is April 26

Posted Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:06:00 -0700

A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available for U of I employees to attend the 2018 Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff in Higher Education, scheduled for July 18-20, 2018 on the Moscow campus. Get more information about the conference schedule and speakers. Registration is now open. The early bird registration price of $240 ends April 30. Read more

Nominations Open for 2018-2020 Athena Executive Board

Posted Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:02:00 -0700

Nominations are now open for vacant positions on the Athena Executive Board for 2018-2020. Nominations may be submitted online. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, April 27 by 5 p.m. Read more

Sustainability Center Hosts Sustainable Summer Event April 28

Posted Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:48:00 -0700

Join the University of Idaho Sustainability Center and the Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute for hands-on activities and demonstrations on how to have a more sustainable summer. This event is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the PECI Nature Center. For more information email Read more

2018 Innovation Showcase is April 25

Posted Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:36:00 -0700

The 2018 Innovation Showcase is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, on the fourth floor of the Idaho Commons. Forty-two undergraduate and graduate students will present their research and creative activity in 30-minute increments. The students would love to present to an audience, so please head over to the College of Graduate Studies' website at to download the schedule of presentations and watch those that pique your interest. Read more

Process for Selecting and Appointing Interim Deans in CLASS, CNR and the Library

Posted Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:34:00 -0700

We have a firm commitment at the University of Idaho to an open and non-discriminatory search process when filling positions. This commitment extends to interim positions as well. In this spirit, the Provost’s Office has worked collaboratively with the Equal Employment Opportunity office to develop an efficient but inclusive process for selection and appointment for the interim dean positions in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, College of Natural Resources and the Library. Read more

University Faculty Meeting No. 3 at 3 p.m. April 25

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:39:00 -0700

University Faculty Meeting No. 3 (2017-18), President Chuck Staben presidingis scheduled for 3-4:30 p.m. Pacific time, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Read more

Covering the Capitol: McClure Center-JAMM Legislative Interns Pundits Forum April 24

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:51:00 -0700

The University of Idaho's James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research and the School of Journalism and Mass Media will host a panel discussion featuring current and past legislative interns reflecting on their experience. Read more

Department of Politics and Philosophy Hosts Discussion on 2016 Election April 26

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:23:00 -0700

The Department of Politics and Philosophy hosts a panel discussion, "Big Data, Big Effects? Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and the 2016 Presidential Election," at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in ED 141. The discussion will be moderated by U of I faculty member Brian Ellison. Other panelists include faculty members Florian Justwan, Aman McLeod, Katie Blevins, Michael Overton and Aleta Quinn. Read more

Arboretum Associates Plant Sale May 19

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:19:00 -0700

Arboretum Associates will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19, at the Palouse Ice Rink, Latah County Fairgrounds, Moscow. There will be a variety of traditional plants, including the latest in annuals, xeriscape plants, daylilies and an assortment of hostas. There will be an array of hanging baskets and free standing pots ready for the patio. There are also numerous shrubs, trees, native plants and butterfly garden perennials propagated from the arboretum. Come early for the best selection. All proceeds will benefit the U of I Arboretum. The plant list is available online. Read more

Get Dirty with the Sustainability Center April 28

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:16:00 -0700

Join the University of Idaho Sustainability Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, to learn the ways of organic farming by planting onions, pulling weeds and conducting farm maintenance with the student-run farm. Meet on the east side of the WinCo parking lot. For more information email Read more

Yoga in the Arboretum April 28

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:08:00 -0700

Join the University of Idaho Sustainability Center from 8:45-10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, to get in touch with nature. Meet at the north entrance of the U of I Arboretum on Perimeter Drive near the golf course parking lot. For more information email Read more

Sustainability Center Hosts Endangered Habitat Tour April 28

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Sustainability Center is offering a guided tour of one of America's most endangered habitats: the Palouse Prairie, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28. Space is limited to the first 15 people. Contact to sign up. Read more

Art and Design MFA Student Open House April 26

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:57:00 -0700

Come visit graduate art students in their studios during the annual Art and Design MFA student open house, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the GAS House, Moscow. This is a great time to see what students have been creating and discuss all sorts of art topics. Snacks will be provided. The GAS House is located behind the Niccolls/FCS building. Read more

ACADA General Membership Meeting and Advisor Appreciation Social

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:51:00 -0700

All front-line faculty and staff who work with students are welcome to attend the University of Idaho's Academic Advising Association (ACADA) General Membership Meeting and Advisor Appreciation Social. The meeting is at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 in the Centennial Room in the Best Western, Moscow. The social follows at 4:45 p.m. in the Appaloosa Room in the Best Western. Read more

Recycle Your Old Vandal Gear and Save During Earth Week

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:49:00 -0700

The VandalStore is celebrating Earth Day all week from April 22-28, 2018. During the event, bring in any piece of old Vandal gear and receive a 40 percent off one item coupon for each item you donate! At the end of the week, we'll be taking all the donated items to a local charity. Read more

Benefit Me! Quarter 2, 2018, Newsletter Now Available

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:47:00 -0700

The University of Idaho's Benefit Me! quarterly newsletter is now available. In this issue, you will learn about U of I's new Liberty mutual representative, and have the chance to win prizes when you welcome him to the University of Idaho. In addition, you're invited to attend a Lunch and Learn Educational presentation by Blue Cross of Idaho Health Coach, Chelsea Munoz on April 25, 2018. The presentation will focus on "Know Your Numbers!" Chelsea will also be available that day for one on one health coaching sessions. Read more

Free Health Coaching April 25

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:40:00 -0700

Chelsea Munoz, Blue Cross of Idaho health coach will be in Moscow on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, for one-on-one health coaching sessions. You may register for a session on the Blue Cross of Idaho WellConnected Wellness Portal at Read more

Blue Cross of Idaho Offers Free Healthy Lifestyle Presentation April 25

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:38:00 -0700

Bring your lunch, and join U of I Benefits for the presentation "Know Your Numbers" by Chelsea Munoz, Blue Cross of Idaho health coach. The presentation is noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Administration Building Room 336. Read more

Master Printer Gives Talk During Printmaking Symposium April 20

Posted Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:53:00 -0700

Master Printer Judith Baumann will speak on the history and her experiences at Crow's Shadow Press in Pendleton, Oregon, as part of the Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance Fourth Annual Symposium. Baumann's presentation is 5-6 p.m. Friday, April 20, in TLC 040, Moscow. The talk is free and open to the public. Print exhibitions this week in the Reflections Gallery, Idaho Commons, and Ridenbaugh galleries are also part of the conference and open to the public. The Ridenbaugh galleries are open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Read more

Arbor Day Celebration and Sale April 27-28

Posted Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:46:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Pitkin Forest Nursery will celebrate Arbor Day with its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 27, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Pitkin Forest Nursery at Parker Farm, 1025 Plant Science Road, Moscow. The sale includes a large selection of shrubs, conifers and deciduous trees for sale at discounted prices. Refreshments available. Read more

NSF Career Working Groups Being Formed

Posted Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:19:00 -0700

The Research and Faculty Development Team (RFDT) in the Office of Research and Economic Development is forming groups of faculty peers who are submitting proposals to the National Science Foundation Career program. RFDT will establish regular weekly hourlong (or bi-monthly 90-minute) meetings at the same place/time, beginning the first week in May. We'll use a Doodle Poll to survey interested individuals to find a time that works for the majority. Off-campus participants may Zoom in. The group will work on one section of the proposal per meeting. Prior to each meeting, participants will email their draft of the current section to the group to preview. During the meetings, an equal amount of time will be spent discussing each participant's draft section for the purpose of improvement. Read more

Athena Conversation of Care: Mothering and Working in Higher Ed

Posted Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:08:00 -0700

A professional development opportunity for working moms will be led by Mélanie-Angela Neuilly, associate professor in the Washington State University Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. Join the Athena Professional Women's Organization at noon Wednesday, April 18, in the Panorama Room, Idaho Commons, for our last Conversation of Care of the year! Neuilly will share her thoughts on how to successfully navigate the landscape of higher education while also mothering children. What are the demands placed on university employees that compromise our family life, and how do we reconcile our roles as professionals and mothers? Join us to explore these questions and more! Bring your lunch and a friend! All current and prospective Athena members are welcome.

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Moms' Weekend Celebration Starts Friday

Posted Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:52:00 -0700

Please join the Parent and Family Association, Office of Alumni Relations, and Student Alumni Relations Board (SArb) for a special Alumni Artist Showcase, featuring the work of Robin Lopez '12 in honor of Moms' Weekend! Kick off your Moms' Weekend with members of SArb and Parent and Family Association for a casual social. Find out more about the Parent and Family Association, the activities of SArb, and get to know U of I staff and faculty. Please RSVP on Eventbrite - all family members are welcome! Please direct questions to Marie Duncan at or 208-885-5366.

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U of I Student Success Conference Coming May 1

Posted Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:31:00 -0700

The University of Idaho's first Student Success Conference will bring together faculty and staff who support student success in different ways - to celebrate what's being done, to imagine what's possible, and to connect ideas and approaches to enhance student success at all levels, on and beyond campus. The theme of the conference is "Innovation and Impact." Instead of formal presentations, the conference will feature roundtable discussions on critical issues involving student success shared by the faculty and staff of the University of Idaho. The goal is to connect ideas and identities, to amplify and imagine novel ways of creating and providing educational opportunities that transform the learning and lives of our students. Read more

Don't Feed the "Bears" at U of I

Posted Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0700

We're all familiar with the warnings against feeding animals in our state and national parks. While we don't typically find bears on the Moscow campus, the same constraints apply to the feeding of other animals. Faculty, staff and students are guided by U of I policy (APM 40.22) which notes "Feeding of natural and feral wildlife is prohibited because of ongoing safety and health issues, vermin population increases around campus buildings, and damage to landscape plant materials from increased and non-sustainable animal populations." Read more on the I-Safety webpage.

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Vandal Voices Talk Focuses on Cheap and Easy Ways To Make Boise Bike-Friendly

Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:49:00 -0700

Grab your bike, walk or drive and join us from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Boise Brewing, 521 W. Broad St., Boise. In the first of our University of Idaho Boise Vandal Voices talks, College of Art and Architecture professor Jaap Vos will take attendees on a virtual bike ride through Boise with his Pivothead camera. He will show some basic design flaws of existing roads and, along the way, try to figure out what transportation engineers were thinking. Vos will talk about how several of these design flaws could be fixed with some fresh paint, the removal of road signs, the realignment of pedestrian crossings and some common sense. Finally, he'll show some fancy bike facilities from around the world, such as heated bike paths, bike parking garages, bike highways and bike bridges. Read more

STEM Day at U of I Boise

Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:54:00 -0700

The third annual U of I Boise STEM Day will be Monday, April 16. With the support of the College of Science, this year 140 AVID kids from Sage valley Middle School and Vallivue Middle School in Caldwell will participate in various STEM-related activities - from fossils to wildfire simulations - presented by the McCall Outdoors Science School (MOSS), the Department of Biological Sciences, the College of Science and the Urban Design Center.

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Geography Department Seminar on Nationalism and Gender in Kurdistan April 19

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:03:00 -0700

Join the Department of Geography seminar series featuring Jessie Clark at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Teaching and Learning Center Room 022. Clark's presentation is titled "'The State Kills, We Kill, Everyone Kills': Finding and Framing Humor in the Field," and will present her experiences researching the politics of nationalism among Kurdish women in Southeast Turkey (Northern Kurdistan) with a special emphasis on the role of humor in making sense of geopolitical issues. Read more

Save the Date: Vandal Giving Day April 24-25

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:18:00 -0700

In September 2016, the entire Vandal family came together to raise over $441,000 to benefit students during our first-ever Vandal Giving Day. You can help make Vandal Giving Day 2018 an even bigger success: Just sign up to be a Vandal Giving Day ambassador and promote the programs you're passionate about. You'll get resources and special links to spread the word about Giving Day on your personal social networks, April 24-25. Sign up to be an ambassador today and watch for more information coming soon. Read more

Dash After Dark 5K April 25

Posted Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:07:00 -0700

Celebrate the conclusion of spring classes and relieve stress prior to final exam on Wednesday, April 25, during the annual Dash After Dark 5K. Event starts at 9 p.m. at the Student Rec Center. Free for students; $5 for all others. ​Register online. Read more

#MeToo Moscow: Local Perspectives on an International Movement

Posted Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:03:00 -0700

Join us for a screening of Assistant Professor Denise Bennett's film "#MeToo Moscow: Local Perspectives on an International Movement" at noon April 25 in the Borah Theater. This film features #metoo stories from local women and will be accompanied by a brown bag discussion with the filmmaker. Bring your lunch and join the conversation. All are welcome! For more information, contact Read more

Biodiesel Education Program Hosts Biodiesel Awareness Week April 16-20

Posted Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:20:00 -0700

The Biodiesel Education Program is hosting a week of biodiesel and sustainability events April 16-20. Learn more in the Idaho Commons on Monday and Tuesday, tour U of I's biodiesel lab from 2:30-3 p.m. Friday in the James Martin Laboratory, Bay 72, Moscow, to learn about biofuel's impact in our school, and help take a stand for clean air by signing this petition to mandate a biodiesel blend in all campus diesel vehicles. Read more

Sign up for Scholars and Researchers Newsletter

Posted Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:15:00 -0700

Scholars and Researchers is a monthly newsletter from the U of I's Office of Research and Economic Development. Its purpose is to show our extended Vandal Family the research, scholarly and creative activities at U of I; build awareness of student and faculty development opportunities; and promote collaborations across our many disciplines. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to subscribe. Scholars and Researchers is delivered on the last Tuesday of each month. To receive it via email, subscribe here. Read more

Employees Needed for Vandals Dining Focus Groups

Posted Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:12:00 -0700

Faculty and staff are inited to provide input to shape the future of Vandals Dining. Survey results are in and we would like clarify your feedback. Participants will receive $25 in dining dollars to use in any Vandals Dining location across campus. The focus group is at noon Thursday, April 12, in the Clearwater Room of the Commons. RSVP to Mike Thomsen, Read more

Next Policy Pub in Boise May 3 Discusses Public Lands

Posted Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:06:00 -0700

The University of Idaho's James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research will present Policy Pub: Public Lands, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Pengilly's, 513 W. Main Street, Boise.
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Free HIV testing April 13

Posted Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:33:00 -0700

In conjunction with CDC's Get Yourself Tested Month, Vandal Health Education is hosting North Idaho AIDS Coalition to offer free HIV testing on campus. Free testing is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Idaho Commons Crest Room. HIV testing is quick and confidential, and open to everyone. The CDC recommends everyone be tested at least once in their life, and those at higher risk should be tested more often. Visit for complete testing guidelines. Read more

U of I Copy and Print Center Now Offers Foil Printing

Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:19:00 -0700

The University of Idaho's Copy and Printer Center in the Idaho Commons now offers customizable and affordable foil printing, perfect for dissertations/thesis, report covers, awards and certificates, and gifts or art projects. Gold and silver foil printing is now available on thesis or dissertations with Unibind hard book covers in-house, reducing the cost and wait time from four to six weeks to 24 hours. To learn more about this new service, call the Copy and Print Center at 208-885-7377 or stop by the center, located in the northeast corner of the Idaho Commons. Read more

Join ORED for Another Round of SAS Talks May 2

Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:14:00 -0700

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to join the Office of Research and Economic Development for the second engagement of SAS (Short and Sweet) Talks from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the IRIC step Auditorium, as well as via livestream statewide. The event will be streamed to U of I Boise Room 162, Coeur d'Alene Room 240B and Idaho Falls, TAB 350. Food, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, will be available on the Moscow campus. Read more

Discover Secrets Your Data May Hold

Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:10:00 -0700

A new mapping and spatial analytics web-based software application is available for research and the classroom. Insights for ArcGIS is a data analytics workbench where you can explore data and discover secrets your data may hold. Work with maps, charts, and tables in one web browser application. No coding required. To learn more about this app, or other mapping and spatial analytics software, contact Bruce Godfrey, GIS librarian. Read more

Faculty and Staff Training: How to Respond to Disclosures of Sexual Assault

Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:06:00 -0700

University of Idaho faculty and staff are invited to a 90-minute training session on handling disclosures of interpersonal violence from students at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in the Clearwater Room, Commons, Moscow. Read more

Ride Your Bike for Discounts at One World

Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:04:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Sustainability Center is hosting Bike-In Happy Hour at One World Cafe on Tuesday, April 17. Support sustainable transportation none cup at a time! Ride your bike to one World Cafe in downtown Moscow between 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 17 to receive 20 percent off drinks all day. For information email Read more

Trade Old Medication for Donuts April 24

Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:01:00 -0700

Donuts for Drugs is a prescription drug take back day hosted by Vandal Health Education and the Moscow Police Department. Bring your leftover prescription medications in exchange for a free donut! There will also be a chance to win prizes by answering prescription drug trivia. Come to the Commons Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. Open to all students, faculty, staff and community members.
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Open Forums: PTS Strategic Plan and Upcoming Changes

Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 11:56:00 -0700

As the University of Idaho continues to grow, we must change the way we think about transportation and parking on the Moscow campus. Our focus is now shifting towards becoming a campus where a personally-owned vehicle is not required to meet commuter and campus resident mobility needs. Read more

Planning to Use a Barbecue on Campus?

Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0700

As the weather improves and the semester is wrapping up, many people begin to bring out barbecues to celebrate the passing of another academic year and to just enjoy the nice weather. If your unit or recognized student organization chooses to have a barbecue, Environmental Health and Safety wants to help you do so safely. At a minimum, we ask that you notify us of your plans prior to the event. We can assist in finding a safe location, ensure you have a fire extinguisher handy and answer questions about the other requirements for barbecuing on campus, such as restrictions on who may use a grill on campus property. Visit the I-Safety page for more information or call EHS at 208-885-6524. Read more


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