Faculty and Staff Announcements
Posted Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:52:00 -0800The College of Graduate Studies will host the Spring TA/RA Institute on Jan. 11, 2016. The institute will be held in the Teaching and Learning Center, Room 040, starting at 1 p.m. All new teaching assistants and research assistants will be required to attend. The institute will cover a variety of topics that will both help and inform graduate assistants, as well as walk them through all of the required employee training modules. Read more
Posted Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:45:00 -0800Provost John Wiencek posted a new blog on the Strategic Plan website inviting everyone to join the conversation about strategic planning by following the Yellowdig Vandal Plans board and/or attending one of the four state-wide town hall meetings in December. Read the complete blog post and learn more about the date and locations of the town hall meetings here. Read more
Posted Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:00:00 -0800The Seed Grant program is sponsored by the UI Office of Research and Economic Development. The program’s objectives are to promote research, outreach and creative activities in all branches of learning that will improve competitiveness for external funding, and/or which will result in publications, patents or exhibitions/performances appropriate to the PI’s discipline. Read more
Posted Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:31:00 -0800During the upcoming holiday break, Campus Mail Services will have reduced hours on some days. Read more
Posted Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:56:00 -0800The Parking Office will be closed temporarily from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, to allow for full attendance at a PTS all-staff meeting. Please note that during the Thanksgiving break, parking permits are not necessary in Red, Blue, Purple or Silver lots. If you are in need of any other parking services please visit our office prior to 1:30 p.m. PTS online services are available 24/7 at aims.parking.uidaho.edu.
Posted Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:54:00 -0800The 2016-25 Strategic Plan development committee is formed and actively doing its work. How can you get involved? Join us at one of the four Town Hall Meetings statewide and share your feedback with Provost and Executive Vice President John Wiencek.
Posted Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:50:00 -0800The UI VandalStore in Moscow and Boise is offering special deals to share the Vandal spirit with your loved ones this holiday season. Read more
Posted Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:29:00 -0800The upcoming University Faculty Meeting #2 (2015-16) scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, has been canceled. Read more
Posted Tue, 17 Nov 2015 20:57:00 -0800Join us for the UI ACADA General Membership Meeting and Advisor Appreciation Social on Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m., with social to follow at 4:30 p.m. All faculty and staff who help guide students are welcome to attend one or both of these events. RSVP for the social here.
Posted Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:12:00 -0800On Monday, Nov. 23, ITS will be rolling out the first feature of the next major release of Banner, called Banner XE. The first implementation is called Employee Profile and is designed as a one-stop location for accessing your self-service employee information. These new pages provide information such as year-to-date earnings, leave balances, personal information and job summary. There are also a number of integrated links back to VandalWeb for additional employee information.
Posted Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:08:00 -0800In October, ITS launched a campaign to raise cybersecurity awareness, and sent fake phishing emails to the campus community. When announced in October, ITS explained that an iPad Mini would be given away at the end of the campaign. The campaign ended Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, and after looking back over all of the phishing reports (correctly reported and for real and fake phish alike) we have drawn for the winner! ITS would like to congratulate Cari Espenschade in the Lionel Hampton School of Music as the iPad Mini recipient! It pays to know about cybersecurity.
Posted Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:58:00 -0800The University of Idaho international Programs Office is celebrating International Education Week on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 16-17, with live music, presentations and games in the Idaho Commons. Read more
Posted Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:36:00 -0800The Strategic Plan development committee is formed and actively doing its work. You can find out who is on the committee via the Strategic Plan website. Read more
Posted Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:38:00 -0800Students who are planning to graduate in spring 2016 should apply on VandalWeb before Dec. 18, 2015. The graduation application fee is $25 before Dec. 18, and rises to $60 after. Graduation application instructions and other information is available here.
Posted Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:34:00 -0800On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Steve Garrity, Plant Science Division Manager at Decagon Devices, Inc. will present a talk titled “Harnessing the power of data to transcend the mundane and reveal the hidden world around us,” at 8:30 a.m. in CNR 203A. Read more
Posted Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:32:00 -0800Faculty members interested in sharing ideas or discussing issues related to University of Idaho research, scholarly and creative activities are invited to schedule meeting time with Vice President Jack McIver and Senior Associate Vice President Bob Smith of the UI Office of Research and Economic Development. McIver and Smith are available for one-on-one meetings or open sessions with larger faculty groups. To arrange a meeting, contact Kim Malm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:00:00 -0800During the fall break, Monday, Nov. 23, through Friday, Nov. 27, parking permits will not be required in Red, Blue, Purple or Silver parking lots; visitors may be directed to these areas. Gold and Green lots, meters, pay station lots and any specially marked spaces require valid permits/payment at all times, including during fall break. All overnight parking restrictions are enforced as normal in Gold, Red and Blue lots. Regular academic year enforcement of all parking lots will resume at 2 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Read more
Posted Wed, 11 Nov 2015 08:00:00 -0800The Faculty Senate has commissioned a task force to develop a list of issues concerning the employment of long-term contingent faculty and a recommendation of how to address these issues. The task force will be hosting four open sessions for the university community to provide input into these issues. Please plan to attend one of these meetings if you wish to provide input. On the Moscow campus, three sessions will be held in Janssen Engineering Building (JEB) 111. Read more
Posted Wed, 11 Nov 2015 08:00:00 -0800UI employees and guests are invited to attend the annual Faculty and Staff Holiday Reception, hosted by President Chuck Staben, from 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center International Ballroom.
Posted Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:47:00 -0800The third interdisciplinary Faculty Gathering of the academic year will be 4-6 p.m. Pacific time on Friday, Nov. 13, in the Brink Hall Faculty-Staff Lounge, with video connection to Boise in Water Center Room 348, Idaho Falls in TAB Room 320, and Coeur d’Alene in Harbor Center Room 128. Read more
Posted Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:26:00 -0800Facilities staff wishes to remind everyone that winter conditions are fast approaching. As usual, we will be performing ice and snow mitigation efforts across campus during the winter months. Read more
Posted Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:17:00 -0800Join our holiday fitness challenge and keep the holiday weight gain and stress at bay this year. All University of Idaho faculty and staff are invited to join the Healthy Holiday Challenge, which runs from Nov. 22, 2015, to Jan. 2, 2016. The challenge is free and open to all UI faculty and staff. Teams of three to five people will compete for prizes by earning points for physical activity. Prizes include Vandal gear, SRC and wellness passes, gift cards and Fitbits. To get started visit uidaho.edu/holiday-challenge. Read more
Posted Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:08:00 -0800Looking for cheap outdoor gear? Then come to the annual Outdoor Equipment Sale and Swap from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Student Recreation Center MAC Court. Admission is free, with raffle tickets being handed out throughout the night to win great prizes. It’s $5 to sell your own gear and all proceeds will benefit the Vandal Ski Team. We will have local venders like Hyperspud Sports, Northwest River Supplies, Palouse Bicycle Collective and many more. We will also have ski tickets for sale from Sliver Mountain, Schweitzer, Lookout Pass and Brundage. Read more
Posted Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:59:00 -0800In October, ITS Security launched a campaign to help the university community identify and protect itself from email phishing scams. In an effort to reduce the impact of future phishing attacks, ITS is sending a series of fake phishing messages in order to help train users. Please treat these messages as if they were actual phishing messages and report them accordingly. Read more
Posted Tue, 10 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0800As winter weather approaches, now is a good time to remind our university community about the university’s operational decision-making procedures around campus delays/closures. The University of Idaho will remain open for operation unless the president or his designee issues a formal announcement of closure or curtailment of hours. If there is no official alert or statement issued announcing a closure or delay, the university will remain open for normal hours and operations. However, employees are encouraged to use prudence when considering their specific situations. Read more
Posted Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:05:00 -0800The Palouse Discovery Science Center’s Science Pub events allow scientists to share their research with the public in a fun and informal setting. Any faculty, staff or students who are interested in participating in Science Pub can contact Tiffany Sheely, Palouse Discovery Science Center education director, at email@example.com.
Posted Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:04:00 -0800Staff Council is a unique way to involve yourself in the happenings around campus. Please join us at our general meeting from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Idaho Commons Crest Room. For more information, click here.
Posted Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:02:00 -0800The LGBTQA Office in conjunction with the Office of Human Rights, Access and Inclusion will offer a Transgender 101 training for staff and faculty from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Horizon Room (fourth floor of the Commons). The training will provide an introduction to transgender identities and best tips and practices for creating an inclusive campus environment for transgender and gender non-conforming students, staff and faculty. To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more
Posted Mon, 09 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0800On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, Alyssa Delbridge, director of science for Solar Roadways Incorporated will be speaking at the University of Idaho as part of the fall 2015 Climate Change and Renewable Energy Speaker Series sponsored by the American Chemical Society. Her presentation, titled “Solar Roadways,” will be held at 12:30 p.m. in Renfrew 125.
Posted Mon, 09 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0800As part of the Prichard Art Gallery Adult Enrichment Workshop Series, painter Bartosz Beda will teach an Introduction to Painting workshop from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 2, 7, 9 and 14. The cost is $175, which does not include materials.
Posted Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:56:00 -0800The University of Idaho's Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) in the College of Education is moving. On Nov. 10, 2015, the CDHD will be moving from its current location in the Business Technology Incubator to a new facility on 1187 Alturas Drive, in Moscow, near the Eastside Marketplace. We are very excited for the new space and accompanying opportunities. Be sure to swing by and check out our new home. Read more
Posted Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:45:00 -0800Army ROTC invites the campus community to participate in its annual Turkey Shoot on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. The event is open to students, staff, faculty and family members at least 12 years old. Donations of nonperishable food items are requested, and will be given to the Vandal Food Pantry. Groups of 10 will shoot every half an hour, with the first group at 1 p.m. and the last at 5 p.m. The event is in the .22 caliber rifle range in the basement of Memorial Gym, and will utilize our competition rifles. Turkeys will be awarded for the tightest shot groups among men, women and under 18. To book your spot, please call Patrick Freeman at (208) 885-6528. Read more
Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 13:48:00 -0800The UI VandalStore in Moscow is holding an early Black Friday sale for UI students, staff and faculty. Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, stop by the store for unbeatable deals on VandalGear, including $6 T-shirts, $12 long-sleeved T-Shirt, $14 sweatpants, $18 and $26 hoodies and $22 crewneck shirts. Read more
Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:19:00 -0800Come learn about Qualtrics, a powerful online survey tool suitable for research and data-gathering, at a free training session from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 in Room 212A of the UI Library. Qualtrics is available to University of Idaho staff, faculty and students. This session will be an introduction to Qualtrics and will provide a basic overview of Qualtrics features including how to create a basic survey and the different question types. We will learn about skips and display logic. We will also cover some different options for distributing survey and reporting out. Will be led by Rick Stoddart, Head of User and Research Services, UI Library. To register, click here.
Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:15:00 -0800The University of Idaho Alumni chapters of Eastern Washington and Kootenai County invite you to join them for the Holiday Dinner featuring the Vandaleers at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington. Read more
Posted Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:26:00 -0800If you are planning on applying for a summer 2016 USAC/UI Faculty/Staff International Development Award (FIDA) or a 2017-18 USAC Visiting Professorship abroad, the deadline is quickly approaching: Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. FIDA information and application can be found here. Visiting professorship information and application can be found here. Read more
Posted Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:21:00 -0800Join the Indian Student Association from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at St. Augustine’s Catholic Center, 628 South Deakin Street. Learn how to cook mouthwatering Indian food and then enjoy your efforts with dinner! Limited tickets available. Tickets are $10 per person. Purchase tickets by calling (208) 596-7555. Read more
Posted Wed, 04 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0800On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Nilsa Bosque-Perez of the Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences at the University of Idaho will present a talk titled “Studying socio-ecological systems in Costa Rica: An interdisciplinary team approach,” at 8:30 a.m. in CNR 203A.
Posted Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:09:00 -0800The College of Graduate Studies and the College of Education Doceo Center are working together to host a workshop series, “Integrating Technology in the Classroom.” The workshops will be hosted in the Doceo Center throughout the 2015-16 academic year and are open to all teaching assistants, research assistants, and post-doctoral grad students. No registration is required. Read more
Posted Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:06:00 -0800Are you interested in how to raise funds for your club? Students, faculty and staff are invited to learn all about fundraising from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 in Room 62 of the EJ Iddings Agricultural Sciences building. Guest speakers Kim O’Neill and Mai Nguyen will be covering why fundraising is important, how to create and implement a business plan and different fundraising ideas that your club can organize. Please RSVP to Kayla Yearout at email@example.com. Read more
Posted Tue, 03 Nov 2015 08:09:00 -0800University-level standing committees play an important role in the University of Idaho’s shared governance. They work best when a strong, experienced and diverse group of faculty members are actively involved, both as committee members and as collaborators with those who volunteer and are ultimately chosen to serve on these committees.
Posted Tue, 03 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0800The University of Idaho Alumni Office invites you to meet the Big Sky Women's Soccer champions, your Vandal Women's Soccer team. They went undefeated in the regular season to earn home field advantage for the Big Sky Tournament.
Posted Tue, 03 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0800The University of Idaho and Moscow community are invited to UI's Veterans Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The program and dinner begin at 6 p.m. Read more
Posted Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:58:00 -0800Nominations are now open for the University Awards for Excellence. Click here to read about the available awards and how to nominate a candidate. For questions, contact Joana Espinoza at 885-7941 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted Mon, 02 Nov 2015 12:50:00 -0800In October, ITS Security launched a campaign to help the university community identify and protect itself from email phishing scams. In an effort to reduce the impact of future phishing attacks, ITS is sending a series of fake phishing messages in order to help train users. Please treat these messages as if they were actual phishing messages and report them accordingly. Read more
Posted Mon, 02 Nov 2015 12:35:00 -0800The Idaho Vandals soccer team will play in the Big Sky Championships at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at Guy Wicks Field in Moscow. If the team wins Friday, it will play again at noon on Sunday. For more information about the soccer team, click here.
Posted Mon, 02 Nov 2015 12:30:00 -0800On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, Evan DeLucia of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be speaking at the University of Idaho as part of the fall 2015 Climate Change and Renewable Energy Speaker Series sponsored by the American Chemical Society. DeLucia is a professor in the Department of Plant Biology. His presentation, titled “The Changing American Landscape and its Connection to Climate,” will be held at 12:30 p.m. in Renfrew 125. Read more
Posted Thu, 29 Oct 2015 16:00:00 -0700General Curriculum Report #280, dated Oct. 30, 2015, is available for viewing and printing here. Items listed on this report will have the necessary faculty approvals unless a petition requesting further consideration of a specific item is signed by five faculty and submitted to the chair of the Faculty Senate by Nov. 13, 2015. Read more
Posted Thu, 29 Oct 2015 13:05:00 -0700The Idaho State Employees' Charitable Giving Campaign wraps up on Saturday, Oct. 31. It's not too late to join the University of Idaho in making this year’s campaign the most successful ever. Do you already give to local charitable organizations? Did you know that through United Way, UI employees can make those donations through payroll deduction? You still get to designate the charity your money goes to. There are hundreds of local and state charities to chose from. Visit the United Way of Moscow/Latah County website to see the list of local agencies that are supported by your United Way giving. Read more
Posted Thu, 29 Oct 2015 07:00:00 -0700Nov. 4, 2015, is the last day for petitions of below items listed on General Policy Report #61, circulated on Oct. 21, 2015. The policy report (see below items) is available for viewing, downloading or printing at www.webpages.uidaho.edu/facultycouncil/general_policy_reports.htm. Read more
Posted Wed, 28 Oct 2015 12:28:00 -0700Do you have a Found Money piggy bank hiding in a drawer? Want to adopt a new Found Money piggy bank? Want to know what to do with the money from the Found Money piggy bank?
Posted Wed, 28 Oct 2015 12:19:00 -0700On Wednesday, Nov. 4, David Brown of Washington State University will be speaking at the University of Idaho as part of the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences seminar series. Brown is a professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. His presentation, titled “Static and dynamic soil property mapping with sensors and statistics for precision agriculture on the Palouse,” will be held at 8:30 a.m. in CNR 203A.
Posted Wed, 28 Oct 2015 12:15:00 -0700The Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory is looking for participants to complete a short, 10-15 minute survey assessing resilience, physical activity and quality of life. Participants who complete the survey will be eligible to win an Apple iPod Shuffle. The survey is available here. For more information, email email@example.com or call (208) 885-2007. Read more
Posted Wed, 28 Oct 2015 07:52:00 -0700Please join Athena at noon Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, in the Clearwater Room of the Commons for an informal conversation session, "Conversations of Care: Invisible Work & Self-Care." Representatives from ATVP and the UI counseling center will be in attendance as we discuss how staff and faculty can engage in self-care as they experience student disclosures about crisis, assault and abuse. Staff and faculty have undergone Title IX training and we are all aware of the university policies and protocols we are trained to implement. What happens next as you try to turn your attention back to your work? What experiences and successes have people had in moving through these challenging moments?
Posted Wed, 28 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700Nominations of candidates for honorary degrees for the May 2016 commencement ceremony are due Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, to the Commencement Committee, c/o the Faculty Secretary’s Office, Attention Anna Thompson, campus zip 1106. Instructions can be found in FSH 4930 or here. Read more
Posted Tue, 27 Oct 2015 23:55:00 -0700In October, ITS Security launched a campaign to help the university community identify and protect itself from email phishing scams. In an effort to reduce the impact of future phishing attacks, ITS is sending a series of fake phishing messages in order to help train users. Please treat these messages as if they were actual phishing messages and report them accordingly. Read more
Posted Tue, 27 Oct 2015 08:26:00 -0700University Faculty Meeting #2 (2015-16), President Chuck Staben presiding, is scheduled for 3-4:30 p.m. Pacific time, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center.
Posted Tue, 27 Oct 2015 08:16:00 -0700All are invited to participate and share ideas with University of Idaho workshop leader Diane Kelly-Riley, assistant professor of English and director of writing, for the next Teaching Excellence Brown Bag workshop from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Idaho Commons Clearwater Room. The title of the talk is "Facilitating better and deeper learning across the disciplines: Using threshold concepts to design writing assignments." Read more
Posted Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:55:00 -0700The second Interdisciplinary Faculty Gathering of the Academic Year will be held from 4-6 p.m. Pacific time on Friday, Oct. 30, in the Faculty-Staff Lounge, with video connection to the Boise, Idaho Falls and Coeur d’Alene Centers. Read more
Posted Mon, 26 Oct 2015 08:53:00 -0700On Thursday, Oct. 29, ITS will be hosting a Technical Assistance Clinic in the Clearwater and Whitewater rooms of the Idaho Commons. Anyone interested in getting some assistance with their personal portable devices (laptops, tablets, phones, etc.) can drop by between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. ITS will able help with Windows 10 installations, spyware removal and provide information on security concerns. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Posted Mon, 26 Oct 2015 08:49:00 -0700If you didn't order your regalia for Winter Commencement at GradFest, you can still order online through Nov. 8. Learn more. Read more
Posted Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:57:00 -0700Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) has begun implementation of the University of Idaho Hazard Communication Program. As mandated by the Idaho Division of Building Safety, the Hazard Communication Standard requires that employers provide their employees with information and knowledge on the hazards of the chemicals used in their work area. Unit administrators are responsible for ensuring that the program is consistently applied. Read more
Posted Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:35:00 -0700In this workshop, you will learn to identify your personal communication strengths and weaknesses to enable you to lead more effectively. This workshop discussion includes elements of oral, written and nonverbal communication in today's technology-laden work environment. It will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Admin 217. This class is part of the Supervisory Excellence Program Fall/Winter 2015 Workshop Schedule. More information is available on the PDL website. Register here. Read more
Posted Thu, 22 Oct 2015 15:00:00 -0700Does your department, college or club need merchandise to promote its mission and activities? The UI Office and Trademark and Licensing (T&L) is here to help. T&L can help you order pens, mugs, USB drives, mouse pads, T-shirts, sweatshirts and other apparel or promotional items to support your organization. Read more
Posted Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:24:00 -0700UI retirees or faculty and staff 50 years and older are invited to join UI Retirees Association (UIRA). No dues are charged. You can register for a free membership here. The group is nearly 500 members strong and includes socials, informational programs and community events at discounted prices. The Annual Business meeting is set for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Best Western Plus University Inn in Moscow. All interested are invited to attend. Read more
Posted Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:35:00 -0700On Wednesday, Oct. 28, Crystal Kolden of the Department of Geography at the University of Idaho will present a talk titled “Cascading Consequences of Wildfire: An Integrated Hazards and Vulnerability Approach,” at 8:30 a.m. in CNR 203A. Read more
Posted Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:54:00 -0700General Policy Report #61, dated October 21, 2015, is available for viewing, downloading, or printing at http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/facultycouncil/general_policy_reports.htm.
Posted Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:35:00 -0700Jim Connors will be the guest speaker during today's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Excellence Series. The workshop focuses on organization within organizations. It will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today, Oct. 21, in Room 62 of the EJ Iddings Agricultural Sciences building. Connors will focus on parliamentary procedure, constitution and bylaw creation, and the process of officer nominations and elections. Pizza served at the end. Please RSVP to Kayla Yearout. Read more
Posted Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:00:00 -0700The Office of Research and Economic Development will provide an hour-long export control seminar for faculty, staff and students at 2 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Commons Aurora Room. The seminar will overview Treasury, state and commerce export control regulations, followed by questions and answers. This seminar should be of particular interest to those involved in research, international travel and shipping abroad. Seating is limited so please RSVP today with email@example.com.
Posted Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:36:00 -0700University of Idaho President Chuck Staben recently wrote a column for Idaho Education News about UI's efforts to increase college enrollment among Idaho's high school students.
Posted Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:32:00 -0700Are you aware of your online and digital presence? What do you find when you Google yourself – is it what you want to see? What will other people, including hiring committees, make of you after encountering the digital version of you? There is no way to avoid leaving a digital footprint these days, and many current faculty have embraced the multitude of social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, blogs, etc.) to share their research, their thoughts, and their personal opinions. But what is the best advice for grad students and junior faculty members when it comes to managing and cultivating a professional and helpful digital presence? Read more
Posted Thu, 15 Oct 2015 10:22:00 -0700Register now for Safe Zone Open Training for faculty and staff, which will be held from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 in the Panorama Room, fourth floor of the Commons) Safe Zone programs promote the understanding and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual and ally people on campuses nationwide. The mission of the UI Safe Zone Program is to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for LGBTQA students, faculty and staff at the University of Idaho. The training is offered by the LGBTQA Office in conjunction with the Office of Human Rights, Access, and Inclusion. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted Thu, 15 Oct 2015 10:17:00 -0700To honor Veterans Day, the UI Army, Navy, Air Force and USMC ROTC units will host a Veterans Day 5K Fun Run on Nov. 11, 2015. All runners will assemble on the SprinTurf. A short narrative of Veterans Day will be read at 6 a.m., and runners will depart on the 5K Fun Run around campus. Look forward to seeing as many runners as possible.
Posted Thu, 15 Oct 2015 10:15:00 -0700As part of the University of Idaho's strategic plan development, the Office of Research and Economic Development is undertaking the creation of a universitywide scholarly and creative activity plan. Read more
Posted Thu, 15 Oct 2015 09:43:00 -0700From March 1-8, 2016, the International Programs Office, the College of Business and Economics and the International Studies program in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, will host 30 teens and community leaders from Belize, El Salvador and Honduras as a part of the Central America Youth Ambassador (CAYA) Program. Faculty or staff interested in hosting a CAYA participant in their home during the training program can contact Bob Neuenschwander in the International Programs Office for more information. Read more
Posted Wed, 14 Oct 2015 15:02:00 -0700The University of Idaho Library is hosting an online scavenger hunt for International Open Access Week, Oct. 19-23. The first four students to complete the 10 challenges will receive a $25 gift card, and all winners will receive a digital badge.
Posted Wed, 14 Oct 2015 14:59:00 -0700The UI Social Group offers activity groups for faculty, staff and their spouses and partners. The Game Night Group will be playing Catch Phrase on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Book Club will discuss "The Reading Group" on Thursday, Oct. 29 — and don't forget our Homecoming Tailgate starts at 11:30 p.m. in UC Lot, Space 85 on Saturday, Oct. 24. We'll have games, food and prizes! Read more
Posted Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:12:00 -0700Jean-Christophe Domec of Bordeaux Sciences Agro/INRA, France, and Duke University will be speaking at the University of Idaho as part of the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences seminar series. His presentation, titled “Can models of plant physiological processes provide a good understanding of mechanisms underlying vegetation responses to climate?,” will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in CNR 203A. Read more
Posted Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:26:00 -0700Students from the Movement Science 429 course are working with the Student Recreation Center (SRC) to improve its environment. Please take a moment to complete this survey. If you have any questions, contact professor Helen Brown at email@example.com. Read more
Posted Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700Proposals are now being accepted for Stillinger Herbarium Expedition Funds. The Stillinger Trust, established in 1957, funds expeditions for the purpose of enhancing collections-based botanical research at the University of Idaho and growing collections in the Stillinger Herbarium. Read more
Posted Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700Staff Council is a unique way to involve yourself in the happenings around campus. Please join us at our general meeting from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Idaho Commons Crest Room. View the agenda here. Read more
Posted Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700The Division of Academic Affairs is leading student success and retention efforts as a component of the overall university enrollment initiatives. The next indicator of performance students receive is midterm grades, another tool students and advisors use to track overall performance. Read more
Posted Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700UI researchers are invited to an open session about translational research from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in Morrill Hall Room 402. The session will be presented by Robert Langer and James Kenyon, the principal investigator and project coordinator of the Mountain West Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN), based at the University of Nevada. Read more
Posted Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700The statewide United Way Idaho campaign is under way. Please join the University of Idaho in making this year’s campaign the most successful ever. As a UI employee, you have the added convenience of using payroll deduction to make your donation. You may chose from local charities as well as hundreds of state charities to support. Visit the United Way of Moscow/Latah County website to see the list of local agencies that are supported by your United Way giving. Read more
Posted Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700Please join President Chuck Staben as he launches the exciting Vandal Ideas Project. The announcement will take place at the first Faculty Gathering of the academic year, 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in the Faculty Staff Lounge located in Brink Hall, Mezzanine Level. Video conferencing will be available for the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Falls and Boise centers. Read more
Posted Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700Benefits will hold two general meetings this week for annual enrollment for employee benefits for 2016. The meetings will highlight changes for next year as well as some exciting, lesser-known benefits. Annual enrollment runs from Oct. 16-Nov. 4. Read more
Posted Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700Please join the University of Idaho Athena Women's Organization for a fall general membership meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 in the Idaho Commons Aurora Room. All current and prospective Athena members are welcome to attend. Membership in Athena is open to all currently employed UI staff, faculty, and administrators who share a commitment to promoting an inclusive and equitable climate for women. Read more
Posted Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700The College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences is hosting the annual Academic Success Fair in the Commons Clearwater Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday Oct. 12. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about various campus resources and opportunities. Read more
Posted Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700National Depression Screening Day is an outreach, education and screening event. The program aims to raise public awareness that mood and anxiety disorders are common and often undetected disorders, for which there are many effective treatments, and to identify those students at-risk for mood and anxiety disorders and refer them for treatment. Read more
Posted Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700Bring in your new or used equipment to sell or barter. Tons of great gear and screaming deals! We will have local venders like Hyperspud Sports, Backcountry Lark and ski resorts.
Posted Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700On Wednesday, Oct. 14, Francisco Rego of the Institute of Agronomy, University of Lisbon, will be speaking at the University of Idaho as part of the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences seminar series. His presentation, titled “Fire Behavior: New Developments Following the EU FIRE PARADOX Project,” will be held at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 14 in CNR 203A. Read more
Posted Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700Students, faculty and staff are invited to a free training session on SciFinder, a key tool for chemistry-related research. The training and drop-in sessions will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in the UI Library Classroom, Room 212A, on the second floor. Kevin Seguin from Chemical Abstracts Service will demonstrate SciFinder search techniques, including structure searching and reaction searching. He will also be available to answer individual questions about SciFinder at an informal drop-in session beginning at 4 p.m. Read more
Posted Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700The Teaching & Advising Committee welcomes faculty and staff to a Think Tank on Fostering & Framing Excellence in Teaching.
Posted Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700Nominate a Vandal, faculty, staff or student to the IBR Women of the Year Award. Nomination deadline is Nov. 6. Read more
Posted Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:30:00 -0700The College of Education dance program is hosting guest artist Nhan Ho this week. He is setting a new choreographic work on dance major and minor students, which will premier in the faculty-produced concert Nov. 5-8 at Hurting Theatre. He also is teaching a number of classes and will give a free lecture-demonstration called Balancing the Professional Dance Career from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 in PEB 110. He will offer a preview performance of his new work. Read more
Posted Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700GIS Day, the University of Idaho's annual salute to geospatial technology, is set for Nov. 18 in the Idaho Commons on the Moscow campus. Read more
Posted Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700Please join the Engineering Outreach and Independent Study in Idaho programs at the SEL Education and Wellness Expo from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7. This free community event is hosted by Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and over 50 different local education and wellness vendors. Read more
Posted Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700President Chuck Staben's annual State of the University address is now available for viewing online. You may watch the presentation here. Read more
Posted Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law has made the ranking of Best Value Law School another year in a row, and the college is in the Top 40 for best value institutions nationwide. Every year National Jurist magazine ranks the Best Value Law Schools based on percentage of graduates who pass the bar exam, employment rate, tuition, cost of living and average indebtedness at graduation. Read the full article here. Read more
Posted Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700It’s time to rent your regalia in preparation for Winter Commencement. Attend GradFest in the Pitman Center on Oct. 21, or order online through Nov. 8. Read more