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Outdoor Programs Hosts Whitewater Rafting Trip July 8

Posted Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:57:00 -0700

Come enjoy a whitewater rafting rip on the Salmon River at the peak of it's excitement, on Saturday, July 8. Sponsored by UI's Outdoor Programs, the $80 price includes transportation, equipment and leadership. For more information, click here. To register for the trip, contact the Outdoor Program Office at 208-885-6810.


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Learn to Paddle Board July 26 with Outdoor Programs

Posted Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:55:00 -0700

Enjoy an evening paddling around Spring Valley and learn the skills for a great Stand Up Paddle Boarding experience. This trip is suited for everyone interested in learning the fundamentals of paddle boarding. The course will begin at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26. Cost is $25 and includes equipment and instruction. For more information, click here. To register for the trip, contact the Outdoor Program Office at 208-885-6810.
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Construction Updates for the Week of June 26

Posted Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:50:00 -0700

Stay informed about key construction-related projects on and near campus by checking the UI Division of Infrastructure webpage. New this week: The Latah Repair and Repaving project (Phase I) is scheduled to begin Monday, July 17. The road work will impact driver, bicyclist and pedestrian travel on Highway 8 from the State Line to Jackson Street. More details at uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates. For questions and/or concerns, don't hesitate to call or email UI Facilities for assistance at facilities@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6246. Read more

CAFE Will Be Largest Such Facility in the Country

Posted Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:49:00 -0700

The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment will be the largest research dairy facility in the United States and provide not only operational research opportunities but interdisciplinary research, education and Extension.
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Help UI Win the Forbes #MyTopCollege Challenge

Posted Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:59:00 -0700

It's great to be a Vandal, so let's help spread the world. Share your Vandal story on Twitter and Instagram using the @uidaho handle and #MyTopCollege. You could help UI win this summer's Forbes crown for the buzz-worthiest school spirit. Make sure to keep your profile open. We'll sweeten the deal by entering all participants in a drawing for a pair of Vandal camp chairs.
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Join the Vandal Virtual Choir

Posted Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:48:00 -0700

The Office of Alumni Relations wants to see your best rendition of the UI fight song. Get creative, show us all the different places and people where Vandal spirit resides! A final Vandal Virtual Choir compilation video, made up of Vandal singers from around the globe, will be released during Homecoming 2017.
Deadline to submit videos is Aug. 1. For more information or to submit a video, visit www.uidaho.edu/govandalsgo.

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Volunteers Needed To Test Student-Developed Dairy-Based Product June 26

Posted Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:58:00 -0700

Students on the University of Idaho's product development team are participating in the Idaho Milk Processors Association product development competition in August. As part of the competition, the students are looking for volunteers to come test a dairy-based bar they developed.
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Admin Building North Entrance Closed Through Aug. 11

Posted Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0700

Starting Wednesday, June 21, the Administration Building north entrance/exit doors (by the coffee stand) will be closed and barricaded. Pre-closure signs were posted last week by the contractor to make occupants and visitors aware of this next phase of the Admin Building scheduled restoration. This closure will allow workers to replace the bottom granite step and repair the tile mosaic at the outside door entrance. Read more

Orientation to Orientation Sessions Begin June 28

Posted Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:08:00 -0700

"Orientation to Orientation" sessions are designed for faculty and staff across campus who would like to have more information about the new student orientation process and anticipate receiving questions from students and parents regarding fall startup. No need to RSVP.
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Need Volunteers? Register for SYNC!

Posted Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:03:00 -0700

Serving Your New Community (SYNC) is an event that allows 1,000 incoming students to volunteer with various organizations in the Moscow/Pullman area. If your department is interested in hosting volunteers, please register here. SYNC is on Saturday, Aug. 19, with a morning session from 9-11:30 a.m., and an afternoon session from 1-3:30 p.m.
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Submit a Session Proposal for the 14th Annual University of Idaho Advising Symposium

Posted Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:57:00 -0700

Now is the time to submit a proposal for the 14th Annual University of Idaho Advising Symposium, to be held on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. This is a fantastic opportunity to polish your proposal for the upcoming NACADA Region 8 conference. Read more

Brian Smentkowski Appointed Director of Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Posted Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:43:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Brian Smentkowski has accepted the position of director of the new Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), effective July 31, 2017. The CETL, which will open this fall in Room 220 in the College of Education Building, offers a centralized location for faculty and instructors to explore new technology, build their existing skills and collaborate with other instructors. Read more

Annual Fire Sprinkler Testing June 19-23

Posted Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:02:00 -0700

Western States Fire Protection will be on campus Wednesday through Sunday, June 19-23, 2017, to complete our annual inspection/testing of the wet and dry sprinkler systems. They will be here several times throughout the summer. No disruption to normal services is expected. Any questions can be directed to Facilities: 208-885-6246 Read more

Science Saturday in the UI Arboretum

Posted Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0700

"Plant Puzzles" is the title for the Science Saturday session on June 17 in the UI Arboretum with Bertie Weddell from the WSU Dept. of Horticulture. Children will be taught to recognize and name several plant species in the Arboretum and will learn botanical vocabulary. In teams of two to four, participants will solve a plant identification puzzle. Appropriate for grades K-5. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Red Barn, south end of the UI Arboretum. For more information and registration, e-mail: sciencesaturday@uidaho.edu.
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Moscow Chamber Offers Leadership Training Course

Posted Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:08:00 -0700

University of Idaho employees are invited to apply for Leadership Moscow, a nine-month program offered by the Moscow Chamber of Commerce that works to cultivate leaders in Latah County by offering a concentrated, hands-on learning experience to enhance and build leadership qualities. Leadership Moscow works to develop advocates for Moscow and its surrounding rural communities who will serve as a voice for the Moscow and Latah County for generations to come. Participants will develop a network of peers and cultivate strong community ties to carry throughout their careers.

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Military Student Services and Partnership Director Open Forums This Week

Posted Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:44:00 -0700

Strategic Enrollment Management is in the process of hiring a new Military Student Services and Partnership director. This person will provide leadership and supervision for the Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Navy ROTC and veteran assistance programs at the University of Idaho. In addition, the director will spearhead all liaison efforts across the university and local, state, federal and private agencies regarding military and veteran student issues. Three candidates will be on campus this week for a presentation/open forum with a question and answer session to follow. Each candidate has been invited to prepare a short, 15-20-minute presentation addressing the following topic: "Given the president's and university's emphasis on enrollment growth by 50 percent by 2025, how do you see the military student services and partnership area evolving over this time period?" The candidates are as follows. Read more

Single Sign-On Enabled for ArcGIS Online Mapping Platform

Posted Fri, 09 Jun 2017 10:49:00 -0700

Single sign-on (SSO) functionality has been enabled for ArcGIS Online. SSO will allow faculty, students, and staff to access ArcGIS Online by signing in using their UI NetID and password. If you are looking for a way to visualize, analyze, document and share geographic data for your research or teaching, contact Bruce Godfrey, Geographic Information Systems librarian, at bgodfrey@uidaho.edu to learn more.
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University Community Invited to IWRRI Director Seminar, Open Forums Across the State

Posted Fri, 09 Jun 2017 10:42:00 -0700

Alan Kolok, a finalist for the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) director position, will visit UI locations across the state Monday through Thursday, June 12-15. Read more

Dining Hall Remodel Incorporated Student Feedback

Posted Fri, 09 Jun 2017 08:05:00 -0700

The dining hall remodel in the Wallace Residence Center is well under way; demolition is complete, the floor is bare and the space is primed for construction. Vandals Dining involved students and key stakeholders at the University of Idaho in the decision process for flooring, furniture and décor. We laid out samples and had individuals take a look before making final decisions and orders. Read more

Housing & Residence Life Offers Daily Residence Hall Tours

Posted Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:56:00 -0700

University of Idaho Housing & Residence Life encourages all employees to join us for one of our daily residence hall tours. The tours are offered at 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and typically last 30-45 minutes. No sign-up required. Come experience the comfort of the newly remodeled Wallace Residence Center, as well as Theophilus Tower and the Living Learning Communities. Meet at the Housing & Residence Life Office at 3:25 p.m. Learn more about UI's housing options and all that Housing & Residence Life does to serve our students.

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Reminder: Pinnacle Billing Software Being Shut Off June 30

Posted Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:31:00 -0700

Pinnacle, ITS's legacy billing software, will officially be shut off as of June 30, 2017. All user access to Pinnacle will be revoked at that time. The last billing performed in Pinnacle will be in June 2017. Please have your departmental Pinnacle user download any reports your area may need for reconciliations to your budgets before this date. Please email any questions to its-bill@uidaho.edu.
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ITS Training and Possible Service Support Disruptions

Posted Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:54:00 -0700

For the summer, the Information Technology Services (ITS) Help Desk in the Technology Learning Center (TLC) is not providing walk-in support due to staff development. ITS staff remaining in the TLC Help Desk area are focusing on phone and email support services during the summer months. However, the UI Library and the Vandal Card office in the Bruce M. Pitman Center are open and staff are available to provide walk-in technical service at these locations. Business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Fake Caller IDs Not Related to UI Phone System

Posted Fri, 02 Jun 2017 12:31:00 -0700

During the last couple months, ITS has received several complaints from university employees about calls that show a Moscow or internal UI caller ID but in reality are not. ITS and the university want the UI community to know that this is a nationwide issue and is not connected in any way to the new university phone system. ITS has discussed options with the phone service provider and found there are few or no means for us to locally address this issue. Read more

VandalStore Clearance Sale June 8

Posted Fri, 02 Jun 2017 12:30:00 -0700

Enjoying your summer? Get even more out of it Thursday, June 8 through Friday, June 9, with 30 percent off marked prices on all clearance items at the VandalStore.
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Construction Updates for the Week of June 5

Posted Fri, 02 Jun 2017 10:02:00 -0700

This UI Division of Infrastructure webpage delivers the latest information about construction-related projects on and near campus. Updates this week include the Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) stair replacement and various repairs, expected to start mid-June. Also, the Idaho Avenue and Rayburn Street construction is complete and roads are now open. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email UI Facilities at facilities@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6246. More details at uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates.

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Residence Center Dining Hall Remodel Underway

Posted Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:58:00 -0700

The dining hall, formerly known as Bob’s, is receiving a major face-lift. The transformation of the dining hall will include new flooring, more modernized and colorful seating arrangements, a community table, and a variety of seating options for students, faculty, and staff to choose from. It also is getting a re-vamped grill and pizza area with all new equipment and a stone-baked pizza oven to replace the old pizza ovens. Read more

UI Swim Center Renovation on Schedule for Sept. 18 Opening

Posted Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:30:00 -0700

All UI staff involved in the University of Idaho Swim Center (UISC) renovation construction project are pleased to report after one month of work, all signs point to UISC reopening on Sept.18 as planned. This is good news for patrons who use the Swim Center during the summer and year round. It is currently closed for the summer while it undergoes a much needed renovation of its two 25-yard pools—a four-lane training pool and an eight-lane competitive pool, including gutter restoration.
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Mental Health Training Opportunity for Faculty and Staff June 14-15

Posted Tue, 30 May 2017 11:50:00 -0700

Mental Health First Aid is a certification program to help participants understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This free course is offered to UI faculty and staff only. The training consists of two classes: 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday and Thursday, June 14-15, in the SRC Classroom. Breakfast is provided. Register online by June 8 at www.uidaho.edu/mentalhealthfirstaid.
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Registration for Summer Design Week Due June 9

Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 14:43:00 -0700

Registration for Summer Design Week closes Friday, June 9. A "friends and family" discount of $300 is available to UI faculty and staff using the promotion code SDW17 at registration checkout. Read more

Latest Construction Updates from Division of Infrastructure

Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 14:11:00 -0700

Grab the Construction News you need for your week! This UI Division of Infrastructure webpage provides the what, where and when about construction-related projects on and near campus. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email UI Facilities at facilities@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6246. Updates this week include information about the Aquaculture Research Institute building, renovations to create a new student lounge in the Idaho Commons, upgrades to the AgSci buildings, and other work. Learn more at uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates.

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Update: Idaho Unborn Infants Dignity Act Research Impact

Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 08:46:00 -0700

The Office of Research and Economic Development has released the following statement on the Idaho Unborn Infants Dignity Act:
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Celebrate UI's Unique Collections with the Library on Tumblr

Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 07:57:00 -0700

Interested in learning more about the history of the University of Idaho, the state and the region? Follow the UI Library Special Collections and Archives Tumblr site Idaho Harvester to uncover facts and remembrances taken directly from our unique collections. Read more

Microsoft Surface Studio Demo June 1

Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 07:54:00 -0700

The College of Engineering, in partnership with the Microsoft Education team, is pleased to announce a free hands-on Surface workshop on Thursday, June 1. All University of Idaho faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to come learn about these products, get hands-on with the new Surface devices and experience first-hand how they significantly improve work flows. We will highlight the power of digital inking, as well as recent updates to Windows 10 and Office 365, and how they are improving teaching and learning.

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VandalWeb Single Sign-On Goes Live June 5

Posted Thu, 25 May 2017 09:37:00 -0700

Starting Monday, June 5, Information Technology Services (ITS) will roll out single sign-on (SSO) functionality to VandalWeb. SSO will allow students and employees to automatically and seamlessly access multiple university software applications by signing in just one time with their UI NetID and password.
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Fifth Annual Vandal Potluck is June 5

Posted Wed, 24 May 2017 11:39:00 -0700

Join your fellow Vandals for a fun family BBQ sponsored by the Palouse Chapter of the University of Idaho Office of Alumni Relations. The potluck is set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, June 5, at Robinson Park, 5168 Robinson Park Road, Moscow. Please RSVP. Organizers will provide all the fixings for hamburgers and you can bring a side if you'd like. Bring your kids and your dogs! Invite a fellow Vandal or wanna-be Vandal! Read more

IDEO 2017 Conference Proposals Due June 1

Posted Tue, 23 May 2017 15:50:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Dance Program will host the Idaho Dance Education Organization's (IDEO) third annual conference, "Embodying Healthy Practices" Oct. 28 in Moscow. Faculty and students in various disciplines are encouraged to register and submit proposals to share expertise on healthy practices that could benefit a variety of movement disciplines while networking with colleagues across the state and Northwest region. Proposal submissions are due June 1. A variety of session formats (movement, exploration, lectures, panel discussions and performances) will be provided to support professional development for movement teachers, K-12 and early childhood educators, dance studio owners, and dance students ages 12 and older. Professional development credit for K-12 and early childhood educators will be available. Read more

One-Day Course June 2 on Incomplete Data Analysis

Posted Mon, 22 May 2017 11:11:00 -0700

The Incomplete Data Analysis traveling course, offered by the Snake River Chapter of the American Statistical Association, will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 2 in Meridian, Idaho. Those interested can attend remotely in IRIC 231 at the University of Idaho. All attendees must register and pay to attend the meeting. Register online. Read more

Sixth Street Closure from Deakin to Asbury Streets Begins May 24

Posted Fri, 19 May 2017 14:14:00 -0700

The city of Moscow will close the East Sixth Street starting Wednesday, May 24, for sewer system improvements. Equipment and materials will arrive to the area Monday and Tuesday but the road will remain open.
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LED Light Bulb Inspections Continue During Summer Months

Posted Fri, 19 May 2017 13:25:00 -0700

Last fall, the university replaced over 66,000 campus fluorescent lamps on the Moscow campus, as well as at UI property in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls. The bulb replacement project was part of an Avista energy-efficiency program partnership that will save the university approximately $355,000 annually and also reduce general maintenance costs long term.
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ITS Launches into Training in Preparation for Future Service Model

Posted Fri, 19 May 2017 13:06:00 -0700

In preparation for the transition to a new service model and structure coming later this summer, Information Technology Services (ITS) staff will be involved in intensive training. The technical learning activities are occurring during their regular workday to build their skills and prepare for their future roles in serving the university community in a transformative way. Read more

University's Lesser Known Benefits Forum

Posted Fri, 19 May 2017 12:55:00 -0700

We all know there are benefits to working for the University of Idaho, but do you know all of them? For instance, did you know your employment at the University of Idaho qualifies you for up to an 18 percent cellphone discount? Come join the Staff Council sponsored open forum from noon - 1 p.m. Thursday, June 1, in the Idaho Commons Whitewater Room for refreshments and a presentation from Arlette Jameson, Benefits Specialist in Human Resources.
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QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

Posted Thu, 18 May 2017 15:43:00 -0700

QPR is a free, evidence-based training to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide. Participants learn to recognize warning signs of suicide, offer hope, refer for help, and save a life. This one hour training is free and is from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Commons Crest Room. Pre-register online at uidaho.edu/qpr.
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Kick-Off to Summer May 18

Posted Tue, 16 May 2017 10:41:00 -0700

Martin's Square businesses (115 E. Second St. in Moscow) have graciously agreed to offer Vandal friends and family 10 percent to help us kick-off summer. Come down to Martin's from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 18, let the kids play on the equipment, listen to live music, and enjoy the start of summer in Moscow!

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Stay Informed: UI Facilities Launches “Construction News” Webpage

Posted Mon, 15 May 2017 10:25:00 -0700

With the closure of an academic year, comes the flurry of work crews and vehicles, construction and projects around campus and in the Moscow community surrounding UI. This summer will be no different for Vandal employees and UI visitors. To keep the entire Vandal community up to date about key construction-related projects happening, an online, UI Construction News information page has been created at uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates.
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UI Team Looking for ANSYS Multiphysics License Partners

Posted Mon, 15 May 2017 09:44:00 -0700

Are you interested in using the ANSYS Multiphysics software for research and/or teaching? A team consisting of seven faculty members from College of Engineering and College of Science is seeking partners to share in acquiring a campus-wide license for ANSYS Multiphysics. This license would support multiple research seats that can be checked out by multiple users. The license will also provide a generous number of seats for teaching labs. The software can be used for modeling problems in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, fluid-structure interactions, heat transfer, combustion, electromagnetic fields, and mathematics. For additional details, please contact Professor Tao Xing at xing@uidaho.edu.

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Offices of Equity and Diversity, Tribal Relations Hold Open House May 17

Posted Fri, 12 May 2017 15:44:00 -0700

Please join the Office of Equity and Diversity and the Office of Tribal Relations in their new office space for an open house, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2017,in Administration Building Room 201. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 208-885-2468. The Office of Equity and Diversity and Office of Tribal Relations also has a new mailing address: Reach them at MS 3157.
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Open Sessions Videos Available for Director of CETL Candidates

Posted Fri, 12 May 2017 14:52:00 -0700

The videos of the open sessions are now available for the director of the Center for Excellence for Teaching and Learning candidates. We would appreciate your feedback on the candidates via the feedback link on the same site by Tuesday, May 16. For videos and feedback click, click here.
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UI Records Center Summer Service Changes

Posted Fri, 12 May 2017 14:50:00 -0700

Starting Monday, May 15, UI’s Records Center in the Office of Records Management will be switching their business service hours for the summer. The center will be open 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. The Records Center is located in the lower level of the Pitman Center (Room 53) and guides and assists the university community with their records retention needs. For more information about their services and how to contact them, click here.
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VandalStore Staff & Faculty Sale May 19

Posted Fri, 12 May 2017 14:48:00 -0700

On Friday, May 19, stop by the VandalStore for 30 percent off all VandalGear for staff and faculty. If you can't join us in-store, use promo code: MAYSTAFF17 online. Thank you for all the work you do!


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ITS Help Desk Summer Support Hours and Locations

Posted Fri, 12 May 2017 14:47:00 -0700

Information Technology Services (ITS) knows that classes and campus business continues during the summer months, and they look forward to helping the Vandal community who are here. From Monday, May 15, to Friday, May 26, the primary Help Desk service hours will be slightly reduced in order to provide training for our staff so they can better serve you in the future. During this time, business hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday for phone, email and walk-in services.
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Vandal Product Showcase July 11

Posted Thu, 11 May 2017 13:41:00 -0700

The Vandal Product Showcase is a trade show event. Licensed vendors are here on campus to showcase the selection they offer to promote your college/department. If you have purchased or may in the future purchase T-shirts, pens, mugs or any other promotional items this is a must-come event. Join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 11 in the Vandal Ballroom of the Pitman Center.

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UI Coeur d'Alene hosts Fifth Annual DIG'NIT Summer Camp

Posted Thu, 11 May 2017 13:36:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene is hosting its fifth year of STEM-focused summer camps through the DIG'NIT program, an initiative aimed to increase awareness and interest in science and technology. Read more

PDL Offices Now Located in Bruce M. Pitman Center

Posted Thu, 11 May 2017 09:10:00 -0700

The administrative offices of the University of Idaho’s Professional Development and Learning and Workforce Diversity programs have moved from the Administration Building to Room 41 of the Bruce M. Pitman Center this month. The university’s new dedicated PDL training room is moving from the Administration Building to Pitman Center Room 45. Those who have questions or concerns about the transition can email pdl@uidaho.edu. For a schedule of upcoming trainings, go to www.uidaho.edu/pdl.
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See Entrepreneurs in Action at Palouse Pitch and Palouse Challenge

Posted Wed, 10 May 2017 13:43:00 -0700

The Palouse Knowledge Corridor's Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp brings together aspiring entrepreneurs with business leaders from across the Palouse. Two of the BTE Bootcamp's signature events are open to the public.
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Mapping Platform Available for Research & Teaching

Posted Wed, 10 May 2017 13:41:00 -0700

Looking for a way to visualize, analyze, document and share geographic data? Want to take advantage of ready-made application templates for mobile data collection or to communicate the results of research? If you think the ArcGIS Online platform might be helpful for your research and/or teaching contact Bruce Godfrey, your Geographic Information Systems Librarian, at bgodfrey@uidaho.edu to learn more.

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Annual Fire Sprinkler Testing Set for Summer 2017

Posted Wed, 10 May 2017 13:40:00 -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 15-19, 2017. 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.

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UIGC 2-Man Best Ball Golf Tournament

Posted Wed, 10 May 2017 13:38:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Golf Course will be holding its first two-day 2 Man Best Ball Tournament with a shotgun start at noon, Saturday May 20, and 8:30 a.m. Sunday May 21. The entry fee is $100/team and includes golf, cart, range, dinner Saturday night, and prizes. This is a great way to start off the summer for a great price. One weekend round is usually $42 with cart. Entry deadline is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18. Contact the Golf Shop at 208-885-6171 to reserve your spot today. Read more

Registration for Entrepreneur Bootcamp Open to University Community, Public

Posted Tue, 09 May 2017 14:06:00 -0700

The University of Idaho, Washington State University and other local businesses and organizations are sponsoring the Palouse Knowledge Corridor's Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp May 21-25 at UI and WSU. This annual workshop is an intensive entrepreneurial training to accelerate the development of business models, funding, marketing strategies, pitches and networking. Read more

Leadership Academy Nominations Now Open

Posted Tue, 09 May 2017 10:40:00 -0700

Nominations and applications are now open for the 2017-18 Leadership Academy. You can nominate a colleague by filling out the colleague nomination form or nominate yourself by filling out the application. Colleague nominations are due by the end of the day Tuesday, May 16, 2017, and applications must be completed by Wednesday, May 31, 2017. For more information: http://www.uidaho.edu/faculty-staff/leadership-academy.
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Arboretum Associates Plant Sale May 20

Posted Tue, 09 May 2017 10:39:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Arboretum Associates will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m to noon Saturday, May 20, at the Palouse Ice Rink at the Latah County Fairgrounds in Moscow. There will be a variety of traditional plants including the latest in annuals, xeriscape plants, daylilies and hostas. There will also be an array of beautiful hanging baskets and pots. There are peonies and numerous shrubs, trees and native plants propagated from the Arboretum and a collection of indoor cacti and succulents. All proceeds will benefit the UI Arboretum. Come early for the best selection!

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UI Offers Graduation Gift Guide

Posted Tue, 09 May 2017 10:37:00 -0700

Looking for the perfect gift for the graduating student in your life? Check out the University of Idaho's Graduation Gift Guide online. From diploma frames to glasses mugs, VandalGear and keychains, you'll find the perfect item to make sure your student remembers their time at UI.

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Next Deadline for IRIC Applications is June 29

Posted Mon, 08 May 2017 10:29:00 -0700

The Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) Facility Committee continues to consider applications for space in the IRIC building. UI faculty and staff can access application forms online. The deadline for the next round of consideration is Thursday, June 29. Read more

Researchers, Campus Community Invited to IRIC Summer Seminars

Posted Mon, 08 May 2017 08:06:00 -0700

The IRIC Seminar Series brings faculty, staff and students together to learn about University of Idaho research and resources. This summer's series features speakers whose offices provide support to researchers. The talks are open not only to IRIC occupants, but also to anyone from across campus. Read more

Vandal Access Shuttle Changes Coming Fall 2017

Posted Fri, 05 May 2017 15:56:00 -0700

Starting Aug. 21, the current Vandal Access Shuttle program will evolve into a new, exclusive service and support model focused solely on UI students and employees with mobility-impairing disabilities. The current shuttle program and 12-seat vehicle will be replaced with the "Vandal Access Van" program that will include an Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible van providing on-campus transportation to students and employees with disabilities. The new Vandal Access Van program will continue to be managed and operated by UI Parking and Transportation Services (PTS). Read more

Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program Returns to UI Campus

Posted Thu, 04 May 2017 09:23:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Department of Movement Sciences will host the internationally recognized BASI Pilates® Mat Teacher Training Program Sept. 1-3, 2017 and April 27-29, 2018. This six-module professional development opportunity can benefit current students, alumni, staff/faculty, and community members. Learn more about the Pilates method, your own body, and the art and science of teaching this form. Final practical testing included in the registration cost; additional centralized testing fees will be waived for participants at this UI hosted event. Register with BASI by Aug. 1. For more information or to register visit basipilates.com. For additional internship opportunities or questions contact Melanie Meenan at mmeenan@uidaho.edu.
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University Honors Program 2017 Graduation Celebration

Posted Thu, 04 May 2017 09:18:00 -0700

Please join the University Honors Program from 4-5:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Administration Auditorium on the Moscow campus for our 2017 Graduation celebration. All University of Idaho students and their families and friends, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend. A reception will follow the program. For questions, please contact Kathryn Pawelko with the University Honors Program at honors@uidaho.edu or 208.885.6147.

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UI Students, Employees Get Free Access to New York Times Online

Posted Wed, 03 May 2017 15:59:00 -0700

It’s not too good to be true! It’s a real freebie for every UI student and employees for just being a Vandal who likes to read. In partnership with Associated Students University of Idaho (ASUI), the UI Library is offering all UI students, faculty and staff full online access to the New York Times for absolutely no cost to users.
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Vandal Dollars Program Discontinued Starting June 30

Posted Wed, 03 May 2017 13:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is discontinuing the Vandal Dollars Program, effective June 30, 2017, for faculty, staff and students. The Vandal Dollars Program — money loaded onto a Vandal Card and used for campus purchases and services — has been offered and available at the University of Idaho for nearly 20 years. Read more

Changes to 2017 Convocation and New Student Orientation Schedule

Posted Wed, 03 May 2017 13:22:00 -0700

This August as the University of Idaho welcomes a new class of Vandals to campus, you can expect to see a few changes to the orientation schedule. Read more

Pinnacle Going Offline in June

Posted Wed, 03 May 2017 11:34:00 -0700

Pinnacle, ITS's legacy billing software, will officially be shut off as of June 30, 2017. All user access to Pinnacle will be revoked at that time. The last billings performed in Pinnacle will be in June 2017. Please have your departmental Pinnacle user download any reports your area may need for reconciliations to your budgets before this date. Read more

Athena Annual Business Meeting

Posted Wed, 03 May 2017 11:32:00 -0700

Athena Professional Women's Association warmly invites you to our annual business meeting, noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 4 in the Idaho Commons Clearwater Room. Learn about Athena initiatives over the past year, meet the Board and other Athena members, and find out how to get involved in 2017-2018! All are welcome. Refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres provided.

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Panel Discussion: We Heart the Humanities

Posted Wed, 03 May 2017 10:19:00 -0700

Please join the University of Idaho Library, Latah County Historical Society and the Moscow Public Library for a thoughtful discussion on the role of the humanities in our local communities. The panel discussion is from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, May 11 at the Moscow Public Library, and will be led by historian Keith Petersen, and Adam Sowards and Denise Bennett of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage Grant Program.

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Staff Council Meeting May 10

Posted Wed, 03 May 2017 10:02:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Staff Council will hold its monthly meeting from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, in the Paul J. Joyce Faculty Staff Lounge. This month's meeting will feature presentations by Matt Dorschel, executive director of Public Safety and Security, and Stuart Robb, Parking and Transportation Services enforcement supervisor. You can view the full agenda, as well as minutes from previous meetings, at www.uidaho.edu/staffcouncil.
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2017 Summer Break Parking and Transportation Information

Posted Wed, 03 May 2017 09:58:00 -0700

UI Parking and Transportation Services would like to remind the campus community about parking enforcement regulations during summer break, effective May 15 through Aug. 20.

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Support UI Causes During Idaho Gives May 4

Posted Tue, 02 May 2017 10:50:00 -0700

Idaho Gives is a statewide, 24-hour giving day taking place on May 4, 2017, and it's all online! Various UI groups are participating, so please visit www.idahogives.org and search for "University of Idaho" to support some great causes and give to your favorite Idaho nonprofit. Read more

Summer Camps with STEM Eureka! Palouse with University of Idaho 4-H

Posted Mon, 01 May 2017 11:09:00 -0700

University of Idaho 4-H is partnering with Eureka! Palouse to provide STEM summer camps in June, July and August for rising first grade through 12th grade students. If you would like to know more, or want to register your child, visit www.eurekapalouse.org.

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Spring Issue of Here We Have Idaho Out May 8

Posted Mon, 01 May 2017 09:31:00 -0700

The spring issue of Here We Have Idaho magazine is now available online at uidaho.edu/magazine. It will begin arriving in mailboxes around the country beginning Monday, May 8. Copies will be delivered around campus next week. If you would like to change the number of copies your unit receives or add your office to the distribution list, please email the amount of magazines and your campus zip to editor Savannah Tranchell at stranchell@uidaho.edu. Read more

Open Sessions for Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Posted Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:42:00 -0700

The Search Advisory Committee and the Vice Provost for Faculty Jeanne Stevenson are pleased to invite four finalists for the Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to campus. The finalists will interview between May 5 and 10, 2017. The university community is invited to open forums for each finalist. The forums will be recorded and available for review following the final candidate forum. Read more

UCM Newsletter Schedule for Summer

Posted Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:36:00 -0700

University Communications and Marketing will reduce the frequency of university newsletters during the summer months. Beginning Monday, May 15, UI's Daily Register will only publish on Mondays. Additional Register may be sent out through the week as information demands. The deadline for submitting items to the Daily Register is noon the Friday prior to publication. Announcements will be published regularly on the UI News page.
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U&I Give Campaign Ending Soon

Posted Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:54:00 -0700

U&I Give is in the final hours of our first-ever student-led crowdfunding campaigns. Visit www.uidaho.edu/uandigive to check out the campaigns and support students in funding their projects. Your gift of any amount will help them reach their goals. In addition to these campaigns, UI will continue to support student projects and programs by rolling out a new set of campaigns twice each school year. Thank you for your generous support of student-led projects.

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Applications for Arts Grants Deadline Extended to May 5

Posted Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:52:00 -0700

The University of Idaho recognizes the importance of the arts on campus and within the local community. Arts grants are provided to defray costs related to originating, producing, and presenting creative projects. Funds may also be used to defray cost associated with educational opportunities in the arts. Students, faculty members, and academic units are all eligible for arts grants. Preference will be given to first-time grant seekers. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May 5. Download the application here. For more information, please write to uiarts@uidaho.edu.

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Staff Awards Ceremony Committee Wants to Hear from You

Posted Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:50:00 -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 good
and how we can do better. Email us at staff-awards@uidaho.edu, we'd love to hear from you.
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Envision Data Workshop May 6-7

Posted Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:37:00 -0700

Want to get creative with your data? Need some inspiration for visual communications that get your point across? Please join us for the Envision Data Workshop Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7, at the UI Library, Room 120. This Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) supported workshop will feature visualization expert Skye Moret of Periscopic and is intended for participants (student, faculty, or staff) from ANY discipline who are interested in enhancing their communication skills. Space is limited so please register for this event by May 1. Read more

Silver and Gold Football Game and Alumni Weekend

Posted Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:31:00 -0700

Join us Friday night at the Kibbie Dome for the Silver and Gold football game. We will unveil the 2016 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl banner, honor our graduated seniors and give them their bowl rings, and recognize award winners from the season. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. and the game is free for all! On Saturday, our Soccer Alumni Game is at noon on the SprinTurf. It's followed at 1:30 p.m. with the Volleyball Alumni Match at Memorial Gym. All events are free! Join us as we celebrate our Vandal student-athletes. Read more

Vice Provost Finalist Videos Available

Posted Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:50:00 -0700

Videos of the Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives open sessions are now available to view. Please provide your feedback via the available feedback link on this site. Feedback is due by noon Friday, April 28, 2017.

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University Faculty Meeting #2 at 3 p.m. May 2

Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0700

University Faculty Meeting #2 (2016-17), Provost and Executive Vice President John Wiencek presiding (standing in for President Chuck Staben) is scheduled for 3-4:30 p.m. Pacific time, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center.
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Active Learning Symposium May 1

Posted Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:07:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Active Learning Discussion Circle is hosting the Active Learning Symposium on Monday, May 1 in the Commons Clearwater and Whitewater rooms. You will be able to attend up to four workshops during the symposium (three workshops to choose from during each session time). All workshops are 50 minutes. Breakfast and lunch are provided with breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m. Please be sure to register so that we have accurate counts for breakfast and lunch. All attendees will receive a deck of active learning strategy cards. To see the schedule and register, click here: http://doceocenter.org/symposium Read more

Biosafety Training Schedule for Spring 2017

Posted Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:23:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Biosafety Officer provides regularly scheduled biosafety training sessions for faculty, staff and students. To register for the course, click here. Please contact biosafety officer Audrey Harris at 208-885-4054 or biosafety@uidaho.edu with questions or to schedule additional training. Read more

Longevity Gifts Available for Pick Up During Ceremony

Posted Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:02:00 -0700

Those employees being honored for their longevity working at the University of Idaho but are unable to attend the Wednesday, April 26, Staff Awards Luncheon can still come pick up their gifts. The gifts and longevity certificates will be available during the luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the International Ballroom located in the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Gifts not picked up during the luncheon will be delivered.
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Sign up for the Water Works Challenge

Posted Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:52:00 -0700

Are you drinking enough water? Participate in Water Works and challenge yourself to stay hydrated for optimal health. Each week you will have a chance to win a Brita water pitcher and reusable water bottle! Read more

NSF Staff Present Funding Opportunities April 25

Posted Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:45:00 -0700

The National Science Foundation will be visiting schools who are part of the PNW-AGEP Alliance on April 25, 2017. Erick Jones and Rebecca Bates will be presenting on upcoming funding opportunities for the Divisions of Graduate and Undergraduate Education in the Bruce M. Pitman Center Gold Room. Read more

Staff Awards Ceremony Committee Call for Volunteers

Posted Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:04:00 -0700

The Staff Awards Ceremony Committee is hoping for a few more volunteers to help at the ceremony Wednesday, April 26. If you are interested and available please email staff-awards@uidaho.edu.
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UI Social Group Spring Luncheon April 25

Posted Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:13:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Social Group invites you and a guest to the 2017 Spring Idaho Potato Bar Luncheon, sponsored by Dr. Mary Beth Staben and the Office of the President.
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Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 26

Posted Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:08:00 -0700

Prescription Drug Take Back Day is coming up Wednesday, April 26. This annual event is from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the lower canvas area of the Commons. Turn in your unused or expired medication and play Rx trivia and get a free Chick-fil-A sandwich or drip coffee from Einstein's. Drug take back days help reduce access to nonmedical misuse of prescription drugs and help divert medicines from entering the environment. Sponsored by Vandal Health Education, the Moscow Police Department and Sodexo.

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Benefit Me Newsletter Now Available

Posted Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:06:00 -0700

Benefit Me!, the newsletter of UI Benefits Services, is now available for download. The Quarter 2 newsletter shares information on upcoming TIAA financial consultant visits, updated login information for flexible spending accounts and information on benefits provided by UI's Employee Assistance Program.
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ITS Making Staffing Changes to Improve Customer Service

Posted Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:01:00 -0700

Information Technology Services (ITS) is changing to strategically improve its customer service and accommodate future UI growth. To accomplish this, ITS will transition to a new service model and structure in the coming months to more proactively engage with its diverse customers on the ground level. This model will require realignment of ITS personnel, and the new service model will bring ITS personnel, known as Technology Solution Partners (TSPs), directly into colleges and units. Read more

UI Crowdfunding Projects Enter Final Days

Posted Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:05:00 -0700

University of Idaho's first-ever crowdfunding campaigns are continuing to build momentum as we head into the final 11 days of campaigning. Most of the projects are halfway funded, but they still need your support. Please visit www.uidaho.edu/uandigive and aid students in their quest to fund these projects and programs.

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UI Launches Crowdfunding Platform

Posted Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:46:00 -0700

We are celebrating the launch of University of Idaho's first-ever crowdfunding platform, U&I Give. From April 3 to April 28, Vandal friends, students, faculty, staff and alumni will have the opportunity to directly support UI student projects and programs through four unique campaigns. By funding these campaigns you enable students to do amazing work — work that includes discovering new cultures, learning new abilities, and becoming life-long learners. Visit www.uidaho.edu/uandigive to learn more.
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General Curriculum Report #289

Posted Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:49:00 -0700

General Curriculum Report #289, dated April 19, 2017, is available for viewing and printing at http://www.uidaho.edu/registrar/ucc/reports. Items listed on this report will have the necessary faculty approvals unless a petition requesting further consideration of a specific item is signed by 5 faculty and submitted to the chair of the Faculty Senate by May 3, 2017.
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Trademark & Licensing Survey Seeks Feedback on Promotional Materials

Posted Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:10:00 -0700

Trademark & Licensing is looking to get your feedback on sourcing of promotional apparel and non-apparel items. You can access the survey online.

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