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VandalStore Break Hours

Posted Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:13:00 -0800

The University of Idaho VandalStore will have adjusted hours during the fall break. The store is open from 8 a.m. to 6p.m. Nov. 20-21, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22. It will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. It will be open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 25 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 26.

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Randall Women in Science and IBEST presents "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap"

Posted Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:52:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Randall Women in Science and IBEST (Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies) present the documentary "Code:Debugging the Gender Gap" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre as part of Computer Science Education Week. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. "CODE" raises the question: What would society gain from having more women and minorities code. Admission is free. This film is not rated and contains suggestive language not appropriate for young audiences.

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World AIDS Day at the University of Idaho Dec. 1

Posted Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:48:00 -0800

Hosted by Vandal Health Education, LGBTQA Office, and Generation Action, the University of Idaho is hosting several events in conjunction with World AIDS Day. Featured events include a free documentary screening of "How to Survive a Plague" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in TLC 022 and free and confidential HIV testing conducted by North Idaho AIDS Coalition. Free HIV testing is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 in the Idaho Commons Horizon Room. Other events include tabling events hosted by Vandal Health Education peer educators and Generation Action focusing on STI and HIV prevention, testing and treatment. Read more

Library Second Floor Renovation Begins in December

Posted Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:23:00 -0800

In December the University of Idaho Library will begin a $700,000 renovation of its second floor space. During the projected four-month construction period, the floor will remain open for use.

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Ski Team Hosts Movie Fundraiser Nov. 28

Posted Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:21:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Ski Team is hosting a movie fundraiser on Nov. 28. The team is showing "Pretty Faces" at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. A raffle will be held between the showings at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults, kids 10 and younger are free. Pretty Faces is an all-female ski film featuring the best athletes from around the world in celebration of playing outside, pushing the sport of skiing and living up to our fullest potential as a supportive community. Read more

Decorate Your Spaces Safely this Holiday Season

Posted Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:05:00 -0800

The holiday season is upon us – a time for celebration for many cultures – and festive decorations. U of I's Environmental Health and Safety encourages the Vandal community to enjoy these celebratory times, but to also be safe doing so. Read more

ORED Short and Sweet Talks Dec. 7

Posted Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:45:00 -0800

Join the Office of Research and Economic Development at our SAS (Short and Sweet) Talks featuring researchers from across campus from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in the IRIC Atrium. Eight rapid-fire presentations will over a fast-paced, exciting look at some of our riising star researchers. The event is free and open to all with a networking reception after the presentations.

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Holiday Ham and Gift Ideas from Vandal Brand Meats

Posted Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:42:00 -0800

Looking for holiday gift ideas? Want to serve a delicious ham for your Christmas dinner? Look no further than our own Vandal Brand Meats! The 47th Annual Christmas Ham Sale features bone-in, semi-boneless and boneless options. Orders are due by Dec. 5.
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Construction News for Nov. 20

Posted Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:16:00 -0800

New this week: The Administration Building north entrance has been reopened temporarily, but will be closed for about two weeks at a later date for granite step installation. For more details go to uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates. For questions and/or concerns, please call or email U of I Facilities at facilities@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6246.

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Single Night Jazz Festival Tickets on Sale Nov. 17

Posted Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:06:00 -0800

Individual concert tickets for the University of Idaho's Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, held Feb. 23-24, 2018, go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17. Special employee and student pricing is available, starting at just $15. Read more

Idaho Geological Survey Tool Showcases Over a Century of Statewide Mining Documents

Posted Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:05:00 -0800

Over 10,000 unique and unpublished mine-related documents are being made available for free download through the Idaho Geological Survey's (IGS) mines interactive web map application. Read more

Open Forum for CAES Candidate Nov. 17

Posted Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:02:00 -0800

An open forum will be held Friday for a candidate for position of associate director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES). The forum is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in IRIC 321.

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Open Forum for CAES Candidate Nov. 17

Posted Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:49:00 -0800

An open forum will be held Friday for a candidate for position of associate director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES). The forum is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in IRIC 321.

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ITS Extends Employee MFA Enrollment Date; Offers Tokens

Posted Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:53:00 -0800

The multifactor authentication (MFA) enrollment date for U of I employees has been extended to Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. The student and retiree MFA enrollment date remains the same: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Read more

Presidential Action on University Policy - Faculty Evaluations

Posted Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:47:00 -0800

This notice is to communicate presidential actions taken on policies that have passed Faculty Senate through a General Policy Report, University Faculty Meeting, or an Emergency as required per FSH 1420 A-1 c. 2., 1540 C. and 1460 respectively. Read more

Banner & VandalWeb Shutdown Nov. 25

Posted Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:45:00 -0800

On Saturday, Nov. 25, Information Technology Services (ITS) will perform regular system maintenance on the Banner database. This will result in a shutdown of VandalWeb, Banner and Banner-related services for university users. These systems will not be available from 8 a.m. until approximately 6 p.m. Read more

Pay Off Your Parking Ticket with Food Donations

Posted Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:40:00 -0800

Parking and Transportation Services is excited to announce that for the first time in the history of parking at the University of Idaho, citations of $30 or less received Nov. 15 through Dec. 15, 2017, may be paid off entirely with non-perishable food items! Bonus: Up to three citations $30 or less received in the last 12 months may also be paid with food items.
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Campus Mail Holiday Schedule

Posted Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:35:00 -0800

Campus Mail will observe holiday hours during the upcoming breaks. During fall break, Campus Mail is open normal hours Nov. 20-21, and will close at noon on Nov. 22. We will be closed Nov. 23-24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Campus Conversation: U of I Under Assault

Posted Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:27:00 -0800

Join the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, i the Whitewater Room for the next Campus Conversation! We will be discussing sexual assault at the University of Idaho, Title IX litigation, and how media has covered this issue in the past and in response to the recent scandals involving celebrities.
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SNEA Book Drive Benefits Lena Whitmore Elementary

Posted Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:17:00 -0800

Donate your new and gently used children's' books! All books will go to Lena Whitmore Elementary School. You can drop books off at drop-boxes around campus found at the Information Desk in Commons, at the VandalStore, and on the third floor of the College of Education in the student services office. The book drive is sponsored by the University of Idaho chapter of the Student National Education Association. The drive runs through Nov. 30.

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University Faculty Meeting #2 Agenda Now Available

Posted Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:06:00 -0800

University Faculty Meeting #2 (2017-18), President Chuck Staben presiding is scheduled for 3-4:30 p.m. Pacific time, Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Read more

Disability Support Services Relocating Over Winter Break

Posted Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:40:00 -0800

Disability Support Services (DSS) will be relocating over the winter break from the Commons to the Bruce M. Pitman Center. We are excited about what this new space will offer our students. Read more

"Boreal Owl Ecology: The Thrill of Discovery," Seminar Nov. 16

Posted Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:13:00 -0800

Greg Hayward will present a public seminar titled "Boreal Owl Ecology: The Thrill of Discovery" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Natural Resources Building Room 10. Hayward received his Master of Science and doctorate from the College of Natural Resources and is a regional wildlife ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service in Alaska.

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Help Shape the Future of Campus Sustainability

Posted Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:31:00 -0800

Your perspective is important. Help shape the future of campus sustainability by participating in a brief online survey. You may access the survey here, or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser: https://uidaho.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bEn6mt9zMW6pcTX. Read more

Native American Heritage Month Keynote Speaker

Posted Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:26:00 -0800

Please join us for the 2017 Native American Heritage Month keynote address by University of Idaho alum Donald Sampson at 7 p.m. Wednedsay, Nov. 15, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Pitman Center.. Sampson will be discussing "Tribes, Trump, & Climate Change: Where do we go from here?" A member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Sampson is the executive director of the Institute for Tribal Government at Portland State University, and also owns Seventh Generation, a tribal advisory and consultation company that works to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of tribal government and business operations. Read more

Fall Break Canned Soup Drive Nov. 18-26

Posted Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:39:00 -0800

Bring three cans of soup to the Student Rec Center during the fall break, Nov. 18-26, and get in free. Free admission includes the SRC, wellness classes and Climbing Center. Climbing Center basics clinic and equipment not included). Please no ramen or instant noodles. Read more

Registration Open for 2018 Idaho Range Livestock Symposium

Posted Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:21:00 -0800

Registration is now open for the 2018 Idaho Range Livestock Symposium, "Integrating the Needs of Animals, Rangelands and People." The event will be held at multiple Idaho locations in January and will feature keynote speaker Burke Teichert. For more information or to register, please visit hwww.uidaho.edu/cnr/rangeland-center/events.
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Fall Break Parking Enforcement

Posted Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:19:00 -0800

Parking and Transportation Services would like to remind the campus community about parking enforcement regulations during the fall break, Nov. 20-24, 2017. Read more

Employees Invited to the Holiday Davenport Dinner Dec. 4

Posted Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:28:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Alumni Chapters of Eastern Washington and Kootenai County cordially invites faculty and staff to attend the Davenport Holiday Dinner featuring the University Idaho Vandaleers on Dec. 4 in Spokane, Washington.
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President’s Faculty and Staff Holiday Reception Nov. 29

Posted Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:10:00 -0800

University of Idaho employees and a guest are invited to the President's Faculty and Staff Holiday Reception from 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center International Ballroom.

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Newsletter Holiday Break Schedule and Deadlines

Posted Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:50:00 -0800

During the fall and winter recesses, University Communications and Marketing will move to its academic break newsletter schedule, with The Daily Register being delivered on Mondays and the My UI and This Week at UI newsletters suspended. Read more

Army ROTC Turkey Shoot Nov. 16

Posted Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:25:00 -0800

Sign up for the Army ROTC Turkey Shoot on Thursday, Nov. 16, in the basement of Memorial Gymnasium. We currently have 28 slots left open. Shooting will take place in 30 minute increments from 1-5:30 p.m., with 10 shooters per time slot. We currently have openings between 3-5:30pm.

Be the best shooter in your category and you could win a Thanksgiving turkey! Perishable food donations are requested. Email or call Zeb Struble at zstruble@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6528. Read more

Strategic Plans and Annual Reports Out Thursday

Posted Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:04:00 -0800

Beginning Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, the 2017 University of Idaho Annual Report and revised University of Idaho Strategic Plan will be delivered to offices and units across campus as well as to the centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls.
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Collegiate Smokeout Nov. 16

Posted Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:45:00 -0800

The Collegiate Smokeout is part of a wider, national effort to support tobacco cessation efforts. Vandal Health Education is partnering with Project Filter, motocross athletes and Public Health – Idaho North Central District to hold a meet-and-greet tabling event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Commons Plaza to help promote tobacco cessation education and resources on campus. Hot chocolate, QuitKits and cessation resources will be available to all. In addition, the event marks a time to reflect on the progress the Vandal community has made, such as the continued FreshStart Tobacco Cessation Classes offered throughout the semester and our 100 percent tobacco-free campus. Read more

Campus Security Offers Free Safe Walk Services

Posted Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:43:00 -0800

University of Idaho Security wants to remind the Vandal community about a free, 24/7 service it offers year-round called Safe Walk. This service is available to all students, faculty, staff and U of I visitors.
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Construction News Update for Nov. 8

Posted Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:22:00 -0800

New this week: The Administration Building north entrance will be closed Thursday, Nov. 9, to allow for the installation of new granite steps. The estimated reopening of this entrance is Friday, Nov. 16. Once this construction work is complete, the north entrance will be reopened permanently for use. Read more

University Offers Active Shooter Response Training Dec. 6

Posted Tue, 07 Nov 2017 10:48:00 -0800

Staff Council encourages University of Idaho faculty, staff and students to join them, along with the Office of Public Safety and Security, Moscow Police Department and Moscow SWAT Team, for an Active Shooter Response Training. This important 90-minute training is at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in the Vandal Ballroom. Join us and learn how to potentially save a life.

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UI Seeks Feedback on Here We Have Idaho Magazine

Posted Tue, 07 Nov 2017 10:37:00 -0800

As part of our ongoing efforts to serve the Vandal family, University Communications & Marketing is seeking your feedback about Here We Have Idaho magazine. We want to know what you think about your alumni magazine: Do you read the articles? What topics would you like to see us write about? Do you flip back to Class Notes first thing? Let us know what we can do to best serve your interests by filling out this short survey. This anonymous survey is being run through the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and should take about 10 minutes to complete. Questions about the survey can be directed to magazine editor Savannah Tranchell at uidahomagazine@uidaho.edu.
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Alumni Artist Showcase Celebrates Leo Ames

Posted Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:17:00 -0800

Join the Office of Alumni Relations for the fall celebration of talented Vandal artists as we showcase the work of Leo Ames. The showcase is 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Jim Lyle Alumni Lounge. Light snacks will be provided and wine available from the Vandals Uncorked wine club. RSVP online.
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University Budget and Finance Committee Request for Proposals

Posted Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:16:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Budget and Finance Committee requests proposals for funding requests for 2017-18. Read more

U of I Sponsors Idaho Climate Summit in Moscow Nov. 16-17

Posted Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:06:00 -0800

The University of Idaho is one of the major sponsors of the upcoming Idaho Climate Summit, a two-day summit about Idaho’s changing climate designed to explore market-based solutions for safeguarding Idaho’s economy, health, landscape and lifestyle. Read more

Last Day for 2018 Annual Enrollment is Nov. 7

Posted Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:16:00 -0800

Tuesday, Nov. 7, is the last day for annual enrollment – don't get left behind! Annual enrollment closes today at midnight (Pacific time). If you do not complete the Annual Enrollment event, your elections from last year will roll over to 2018 (full-time employees only), with the exception of the Health Savings Account, Flexible Savings Account and the Dependent Care Savings Account. Read more

Registration Night Events

Posted Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:04:00 -0800

Advising Services is hosting Registration Night Events for first-year students who are freshman or sophomore status on Wednesday, Nov. 8 and Thursday, Nov. 9 in the Pitman Center's International Ballroom. Pizza and lemonade will be available for free. Read more

2018 MLK Jr. Essay and Art Contest

Posted Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:58:00 -0800

To commemorate the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., University of Idaho undergraduates, graduates and professional students enrolled for the spring semester are invited to write an essay or create an artistic piece in the medium of their choice in response to a prompt about equality and social, racial and ethnic justice. Read more

Facilities Surveying Campus Lighting This Week

Posted Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:32:00 -0800

Facilities employees will inspect and survey light fixtures in approximately 55 buildings in Moscow over the next week. Inspections will be done in classroom, lab and office spaces.
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New Portal for Ordering Promotional Items

Posted Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:22:00 -0800

There is a new process available for ordering custom merchandise for departments and organizations associated with the university through the Office of Trademark and Licensing. This new portal will connect you directly with the vendors that can produce the items you want. Through this site you will be able to get multiple quotes from approved U of I vendors, ensuring that you are choosing the vendor that best meets the specific needs for your project. For more information please visit: www.uidaho.edu/swag.

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Making the Most of the New Science of Learning Event is Wednesday

Posted Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:24:00 -0700

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning invites all faculty, graduate students, post-docs and professional staff members to attend Teaching for Learning: Making the Most of the New Science of Learning, featuring guest speaker Todd Zakrajsek. The event is from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Whitewater Room of the Idaho Commons. No reservations or tickets are required. Participants will gain insight into how learning works, how we can teach for learning, and leave with an inventory of strategies designed to achieve and enhance excellence in teaching and learning.

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Several Speakers Highlight Annual GIS Day Nov. 15

Posted Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:39:00 -0700

Several authorities on geographic information systems are set to discuss machine learning and artificial intelligence, state and regional GIS initiatives during the annual GIS Day Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the University of Idaho Commons. Augmented and mixed reality demonstrations will also be available. Sessions include: Read more

Avoid Slips, Trips and Falls

Posted Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:18:00 -0700

Slips, trips and falls are a major cause of serious injury to university faculty, staff and students every year. In the 2016-17 academic year, it was the number one cause of injuries, accounting for over 31 percent of all incurred injuries. With the arrival of fall and winter weather, slippery and slick sidewalks, walkways, building floors and stairs have also. Prevent injury to yourself and the Vandals around you with these simple preventive steps. Read more

LGBTQA Film Presentation is Wednesday

Posted Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:11:00 -0700

The LGBTQA Office and the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action are excited to screen the new film, "The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 in TLC 045.
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Transgender 101 Training

Posted Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:00:00 -0700

The LGBTQA Office is hosting an open Transgender 101 Training from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 13, in Room 040 of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The training will provide an introduction to transgender identities and best tips and practices for creating an inclusive campus environment for transgender and non-binary students, staff and faculty. To RSVP, please visit the Professional Development and Learning: http://www.uidaho.edu/human-resources/pdl.
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Construction News Update for Nov. 6

Posted Thu, 02 Nov 2017 13:25:00 -0700

New this week: The Nez Perce Drive lane closure scheduled for last week has been postponed until spring 2018 — both lanes of travel are open. For more details go to uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates. For questions and/or concerns, please email or call U of I Facilities at facilities@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6246.
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Annual Enrollment Closing Soon

Posted Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:03:00 -0700

Have you completed your Annual Enrollment? If you have, thank you! If you have not, please visit the Annual Enrollment website at www.uidaho.edu/humanresources/benefits/annualenrollment for information on completing your 2018 benefit elections through VandalWeb. Your last day to enroll is quickly approaching; enrollment closes at midnight (Pacific time) on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Read more

VSP Members Get an Extra $40

Posted Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:45:00 -0700

University of Idaho benefits vision provider VSP is offering a coupon for $40 off your frames when you choose from the following brands: BEBE, Calvin Klein, Columbia, Dragon or Flexon. This offer is good through Dec. 31, 2017. Read more

ITS Hosts Multifactor Authentication Forums and Demos

Posted Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:22:00 -0700

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend an Information Technology Services forum and demonstration on Multifactor Authentication hosted by the ITS's Security Team. The two forums are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the Commons Crest Room, and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Commons Aurora Room. Sessions will also be webcast via Zoom. Each one-hour session is geared toward answering employee and student questions, sharing user tips and demonstrating the new Multifactor Authentication enrollment process. ITS staff will be available to assist attendees with the Multifactor Authentication sign-up process at the forum. Read more

Veterans Day Observances Nov. 10-11

Posted Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:00:00 -0700

Two events are being held on the University of Idaho campus in honor of Veterans Day, including a wreath-laying ceremony Nov. 10 and a Veterans Appreciation Dinner Nov. 11. Please pause and join the University of Idaho for its annual wreath-laying ceremony on Friday, Nov. 10 to recognize and honor Vandal military veterans who have sacrificed their lives on behalf of our nation. The ceremony starts at 11:11 a.m. and is conducted on the front steps of War Memorial Gymnasium. This solemn and dignified ceremony allows our university community to honor not only veterans who have paid the ultimate price from past generations but also serves to remind us of the continuing service and sacrifices of our post-9/11 generation of military service members, including several hundred current students who have proudly served and some who continue to serve. Read more

QPR for Suicide Prevention is Nov. 9

Posted Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:35:00 -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. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope, get help and save a life. The next training will be 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 in the Idaho Commons Horizon Room. Pre-registration online is encouraged at www.uidaho.edu/qpr. Read more

Campus Closure Policy Reminders

Posted Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:19:00 -0700

As we approach winter weather season, the Office of Public Safety and Security is reminding the Vandal community about university policies and practices involving campus closures and/or opening delays. Most important: notifications will be sent using the Vandal Alert Emergency Notification system. Sign up instructions here. It is the university's goal to send closure information by 6 a.m., regardless of time zone. With mid-day closures, announcements are sent and posted as soon as possible.
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Meet with a TIAA Financial Consultant

Posted Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:34:00 -0700

No matter where you are in life — just getting started or planning for retirement — a session with Casey Herron can help you create a unique plan for your goals. Sessions are 10-11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. All sessions are in the Chief's Room of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. It's at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. Register is available at www.TIAA.org/schedulenow.
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Session on What Your Aunties Didn't Tell You

Posted Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:25:00 -0700

Join the Native American Student Center and the Women's Center for a cultural perspective on sexual health, sexual decisions, healthy relationships and more. The event will cover information regarding sexual health, sexual decisions, healthy conflict and communication, and other dynamics of a healthy relationship with insights from real couples. "What Your Aunties Didn't Tell You" starts at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in the Horizon Room, Idaho Commons. Participants will have the ability to ask questions directly or anonymously. All are welcome to this free event. Email bekahm@uidaho.edu with questions.

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F-Word Live! Poetry Slam is Today

Posted Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:17:00 -0700

Engage in activism through spoken word! Join us for an exciting, energetic and inspiring benefit poetry slam! "F-Word Live" will feature individuals expressing their experiences related to the other "f-word," feminism, through spoken word. The event takes place at 7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 2 pm in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Admission is $5 for students with valid ID and $10 for non-students. Tickets are available at the door and at the Women's Center (Memorial Gym, 109). All proceeds will benefit Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse. For more information about the event, email bekahm@uidaho.edu.
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ACMS Presents: Quartetto Gelato

Posted Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:11:00 -0700

The Auditorium Chamber Music Series will host Quartetto Gelato for the second concert of the 2017-18 season. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 in the University of Idaho Administration Auditorium. The Des Moines Register calls the quartet "equal parts of musicianship, showmanship and what might be called "laughmanship." Tickets may be purchased beginning at 7 p.m. at the door or online at uidaho.edu/class/acms/tickets.

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Free Thanksgiving Dinner for UI Community Nov. 21

Posted Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:11:00 -0700

All University of Idaho students, employees and their families remaining in Moscow for the Thanksgiving break are invited to attend the free University Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 in The Hub, Wallace Residence Center. Read more

General Curriculum Report No. 290 Available

Posted Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:39:00 -0700

General Curriculum Report No. 290, dated Nov. 1, 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 five faculty and submitted to the chair of the Faculty Senate by Nov. 15, 2017. Read more

University Awards for Excellence Nominations Now Open

Posted Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:31:00 -0700

Nominations for the University Awards for Excellence for 2018 are now open. Visit the Faculty and Staff Resources website for deadline and nomination information, and to nominate a colleague. For questions, contact Joana Espinoza in the Provost's Office at jespinoza@uidaho.edu or at 208-885-7941.

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Get to Know the Global Student Success Program

Posted Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:44:00 -0700

Curious about the Global Student Success Program (GSSP) – the University of Idaho's institutional partnership with international student recruiting partner Navitas? Attend this lively and informative conversation hosted by Executive Director Andrew Brewick and Vice President Marie Neal. Sessions are 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Idaho Commons Crest Room and 3-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Idaho Commons Horizon Room. Learn what's what and who's who with a brief presentation followed by a Q&A period. All are welcome to attend. Read more

New Student Conduct Board Looking for Three Staff

Posted Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:45:00 -0700

Staff Council is looking for three additional members to fill the remaining positions needed on the newly formed Student Conduct Board (SCB). This board has been created by merging the Student Disciplinary Review Board and Student Appeals Committee. If all four of our existing participants in the merged committees agree to serve on the SCB, we will need three additional staff to fill the need. A detailed description of the Student Conduct Board is available in the Faculty Staff Handbook. Participants will be required to complete some online training. If you have additional questions or concerns regarding the commitment level or training involved, please contact existing participant Cari Espenschade at 208-885-6231 or cari@uidaho.edu. Read more

Healthy Holiday Challenge Registration Opening

Posted Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:34:00 -0700

Join the Healthy Holiday Challenge through Campus Recreation and help keep the holiday weight gain and stress at bay this year! The goal is to help stay consistent with your workouts during a very busy and calorie-filled time of year. The challenge, open to all University of Idaho faculty and staff, runs from Nov. 19 through Jan. 7. Teams can consist of three to six people. Team registration is Nov. 6-17. For more information, visit uidaho.edu/holiday-challenge or contact Peg at pegh@uidaho.edu.

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University Faculty Meeting No. 2 Nov. 29

Posted Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:45:00 -0700

University Faculty Meeting No. 2 for 2017-18, President Chuck Staben presiding, is set for 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center Vandal Ballroom. Read more

Society of Professional Journalists Hosts Women in Sports Media Panel

Posted Fri, 27 Oct 2017 12:21:00 -0700

The University of Idaho student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will be holding a panel on women in sports media 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in Admin 317. Read more

Teaching and Learning Workshops for Fall 2017

Posted Fri, 27 Oct 2017 12:19:00 -0700

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning's fall workshop series theme is "Increasing our Educational Impact." Remaining workshops include Teaching Large Classes, Metacognition & Critical Reflection, Zoom Accelerated and Screencasting. In collaboration with the Doceo Center, our goal is to bring this cornerstone of the Strategic Plan to life through the development and proliferation of innovative teaching and learning experiences. Workshops are open to all instructors and professional staff members. Please register now to attend.

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Alumni Relations Launches Wine Club

Posted Fri, 27 Oct 2017 12:17:00 -0700

Vandals Uncorked is the newest program offering from the U of I Office of Alumni Relations. The wine club will give alumni, employees and friends the opportunity to subscribe to two separate, four-bottle deliveries of wines with a Vandal connection. Orders for the first delivery are open now and are expected to arrive in time for year-end, holiday festivities, featuring wines from two of Idaho's finest wineries. Learn more at www.uidaho.edu/alumni/get-involved/vandal-wine-club or VandalsUncorked.com.

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Check Out New Well Space in the Rec Center Nov. 2

Posted Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:10:00 -0700

Come check out Vandal Health Education's newly enhanced "Well Space" in the Student Recreation Center. This space is for students to come relax and de-stress. For the special open house event, Palouse Paws will bring therapy dogs for students to help visitors de-stress. Come check out the space from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, November 2, learn more and enjoy free food.

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Workshops Offer Tips for Grad Students

Posted Thu, 26 Oct 2017 15:14:00 -0700

The Professional Development Initiative and the College of Graduate Studies is sponsoring several workshops for graduate students in the upcoming weeks. Read more

Construction Updates: Admin Building Main Entrance to Reopen Mid-December

Posted Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:58:00 -0700

New this week: Lane closure on Nez Perce Drive near the President’s House and Arboretum and theAdministration Building’s Main Entrance is on track to reopen mid-December. For more details go to uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates. For questions and/or concerns, please call or email UI Facilities at facilities@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6246.

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Official University Student Clubs Need to Register with VandalSync

Posted Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:53:00 -0700

In order to help our students find ways to be involved on campus, the University of Idaho is requiring that student-run clubs and campus organizations will register with the Department of Student Involvement though the VandalSync online platform, vandalsync.orgsync.com, in order to be an officially recognized student group.
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CETL Sponsors Guest Speaker on the Science of Learning Nov. 8

Posted Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:41:00 -0700

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) invites all faculty, graduate students, post-docs and learning-centered professional staff members to attend "Teaching for Learning: Making the Most of the New Science of Learning," featuring guest speaker Todd Zakrajsek at 2:30 p.m. Pacific time Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Commons Whitewater Room. This live event will be streamed to Boise (IWC 162), Coeur d'Alene (CDA 128), Idaho Falls (TAB320) and Twin Falls (B66). Read more

Open Session Videos Available for General Education Director Candidates

Posted Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:36:00 -0700

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend one or more of the open sessions for our General Education director candidates. If you were not able to attend the videos of the sessions are now available online. We would appreciate your feedback! Feedback is due by noon Tuesday, Oct. 31. Thank you!
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VandalStore Halloween Sale Oct. 31

Posted Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:25:00 -0700

Visit the VandalStore on Halloween for the ultimate treat: All long-sleeve T-shirts on sale for $10.31, Oct. 31 only. Happy Halloween, Vandals!

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New Art Coming to Tribal Nations Lounge Nov. 8

Posted Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:18:00 -0700

The Office of Tribal Relations will be presenting Jeremy Salazar's artwork for display in the Bruce M. Pitman Center's Tribal Nations Lounge during a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, on the first floor of the Pitman Center. The event is free and open to all. Come meet the artist and appreciate the value of his acrylic paintings. Refreshments will be provided.

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International Opportunities for U of I Faculty and Staff

Posted Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:36:00 -0700

Applications are now available for University of Idaho Faculty/Staff International Development Awards (FIDA) for summer 2018 and USAC Visiting Professorships for summer 2019, fall 2019 and spring 2020 terms. Read more

Register Now for Second Tribal Summit Nov. 9

Posted Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:24:00 -0700

The Office of Tribal Relations and the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences is hosting the second Tribal Summit at the University of Idaho on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Idaho Commons Whitewater and Clearwater rooms. The emphasis of this year's summit is on promoting the inclusiveness of culturally response ways of knowing, and focusing on university and tribal partnerships within an education framework. The event will begin at 8 a.m. with various workshop and presenters throughout the day. Registration closes on Nov. 3. To register for the summit, please click here. Space is limited!
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Rehab Counseling Program Hosts Open House in Boise

Posted Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:49:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Boise's Rehabilitation Counseling Program is holding an open house from 5-7 p.m. Mountain time Wednesday, Oct. 25, so students, employees and community members can learn more about the master's degree in rehab counseling. The open house is in the Legacy Pointe Room, 322 E. Front St., Boise. The program is now accepting applications for its summer 2018 cohort. Learn more and RSVP at www.uidaho.edu/rehabcounseling. The program is offered at the University of Idaho Boise and Coeur d'Alene through the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Rehabilitation counselors assist people with disabilities to achieve their personal, career and independent living goals.

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State of the University Address Scheduled for Nov. 10

Posted Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:33:00 -0700

President Chuck Staben invites all University of Idaho faculty, staff and students to attend the annual State of the University Address from 2-3:30 p.m. Pacific time, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in the International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center. The address also will be streamed live and aired at dedicated viewing locations in Boise, Coeur d'Alene and Idaho Falls.
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NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium Call for Proposals

Posted Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:57:00 -0700

The NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) is pleased to announce the calls for proposals for the following opportunities. Proposals are due Dec. 1, 2017. Read more

Construction News for Oct. 20

Posted Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:55:00 -0700

New this week: The E.J. Iddings Agriculture Science Building's classroom 106 west and ADA entrances will be closed until Oct. 27. More details at uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates. For questions and/or concerns, please call or email Facilities at facilities@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6246.
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Green Dot Overview for Faculty and Staff Nov. 2

Posted Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:47:00 -0700

University of Idaho Violence Prevention Programs will offer a Green Dot training overview for faculty and staff from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in the Commons Horizon Room. Please register online.
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Common Read Author Carol Tavris Speaks at U of I Oct. 23

Posted Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:41:00 -0700

Social psychologist Carol Tavris, co-author of "Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts." will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce Pitman Center. Read more

Vandal Poem of the Day Starts Another Year

Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:43:00 -0700

Vandal Poem of the Day returns this week to begin its third year publishing a contemporary poem daily throughout the academic year. Read more

UI WWAMI Medical Research Poster Expo

Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:30:00 -0700

Please join the WWAMI Medical Education Program as it hosts its second Annual Medical Research Poster Expo from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center's Vandal Ballroom. Medical students in their second year of the WWAMI program will be presenting their research posters to their peers and campus community.

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day Oct. 25

Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:38:00 -0700

Drop off your unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal and get a coupon for a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich or Einstein's drip coffee from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Idaho Commons. We will also be playing Rx trivia for a chance to win prizes. Sponsored by Vandal Health Education, Moscow Police Department and Vandal's Dining.

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Share Your Feedback on U of I Internal Communications

Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:08:00 -0700

Last spring, University Communications and Marketing (UCM) conducted a survey of UI employees to assess the effectiveness of our internal communication efforts. This fall, we are asking you to again give us your feedback by participating in a brief online survey. You may access the survey here. It is available today through Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.
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Outdoor Sale and Swap Nov. 9

Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:55:00 -0700

Bring in your new or used equipment to sell or barter during the Outdoor Program's annual sale and swap, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Multi-Activity Court in the Student Rec Center. Tons of great gear and screaming deals! This event is free and open to the public to browse. Attendees interested in selling items pay $5 at the door. Questions? Contact the Outdoor Program at 208-885-6810.
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Open Forums for Director for General Education Oct. 23-24

Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:04:00 -0700

The Search Advisory Committee and Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives Cher Hendricks are pleased to announce the three finalists for the position of director for General Education. The finalists will interview Monday and Tuesday. Oct. 23-24, 2017. The university community is invited to open forums for each finalist. Read more

New Guidebook App for Transfer Students

Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:52:00 -0700

The Office of the Registrar transfer team has created a Guidebook application for new transfer students. The free mobile app is filled with campus events, all of our athletic events, Moscow community events, social media links, outdoor adventures, interactive campus maps, and university resources to help make transfer student's transition to University of Idaho as seamless as possible and connect them with other vandal transfers. Get the app on your mobile device for free at https://guidebook.com/g/uitransferguide/, in the Apple store or on Google Play.

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Update on the Student Code of Conduct

Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:29:00 -0700

Over the last two years, students, staff and faculty have worked together to review and update the disciplinary process used for alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct (FSH 2400). On Oct. 10, 2017, the Faculty Senate voted to approve the new disciplinary process. On Oct.17, 2017, President Chuck Staben enacted the policy on an emergency basis. The newest version of the University Student Code of Conduct went into effect Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.
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UX Engineer from Google Speaks at U of I Nov. 2

Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:27:00 -0700

Mike Moss is an artist, photographer, graphic designer, and user experience specialist. His career of over 20 years has followed a path from classical painting to photography and graphic design, to his current position as a User Experience (UX) Engineer at Google. UX is one of the hottest fields today, where design and software development join together to produce a range of digital experiences—from eCommerce, to weather maps and engineering tools, to every app on your smartphone. Mike received his BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and an MFA in Graphic Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Moss will speak about his curious journey from paint to pixels from 5:30-6:30pm Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 in the Agricultural Science Building Auditorium (AG/SCI 106) at the University of Idaho. Read more

TEDxUidaho hosts Ideathon Oct. 25

Posted Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:55:00 -0700

The University of Idaho's TEDxUIdaho student club will host its first Ideathon from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the IRIC Atrium. Come and hear some great ideas and research from our students in three minute TED-style talks. Happy hour with food starts at 5.30 p.m.

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39th Annual Tower Trick or Treat Oct. 28

Posted Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:49:00 -0700

University of Idaho faculty and staff are invited to participate in Housing and Residence Life's 39th annual Theophilus Tower Trick or Treat from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Read more

U of I Center Hosts Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases Course

Posted Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:17:00 -0700

The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem will host the first Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases six-day course in June 2018. This course provides accessible, condensed training and knowledge networking for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, new faculty and current professionals to ensure competency in basic biology, cutting edge technology and tools, expertise and resources for U.S. and global vector-borne diseases of plants, animals and humans.
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