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Three UI students awarded Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad

Posted Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:34:46 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – June 2, 2015 – Three students from the University of Idaho have been selected to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to study or intern abroad during the 2015-16 academic term. Two of the students — Emily Kizer of Coeur d’Alene, a sophomore bio... Read more

Energy-Saving Techniques Cut Energy Use at UI Water Center in Half

Posted Tue, 02 Jun 2015 09:14:52 PST

Boise, Idaho – June 2, 2015 — The Idaho Water Center, home to the University of Idaho Boise, has reduced the use of geothermal water by more than half compared to last year, according to the City of Boise Public Works. Historically, the Idaho Water Center used between 8 and 13 million gallons of geothermal water from October to May. This year, however, new energy-saving techniques have... Read more

UI Readies to Host Record Turnout for State FFA Gathering Tuesday to Friday

Posted Mon, 01 Jun 2015 14:32:49 PST

University of Idaho agricultural education faculty expect a record turnout of more than 900 FFA members on the Moscow campus Tuesday through Friday, June 2-5, for state career development events.   Jim Connors, UI Agricultural and Extension Education Department head, said the record turnout reflects a recent change in Idaho school funding to increase support for agricultural education.  ... Read more

College of Law Celebrates Honorees at Class of 2015 Dinner and Commencement

Posted Thu, 28 May 2015 15:38:06 PST

The University of Idaho College of Law celebrated its outstanding faculty and students at its Class of 2015 Dinner and commencement ceremony earlier this month. Four students were recognized during the Class of 2015 Dinner: Michaela Adams and Teresa Bode received the Spirit of the Clinic Award; Nii-Amaa Ollennu received the Outstanding Student Service Award; and Alayne Randall received the Spirit... Read more

UI Names New Dean of Students

Posted Thu, 28 May 2015 10:44:25 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – May 28, 2015 — The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Blaine Eckles has been named the Dean of Students, effective July 13. Eckles, who received his doctorate in Adult, Organizational Learning and Leadership from UI Boise in 2011, has been working as the Associate Dean of Students at Boise State University since December 2011. He has also worked as BSU&rsqu... Read more

UI Hires New Vice President for Advancement

Posted Wed, 27 May 2015 11:39:08 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – May 27, 2015 — The University of Idaho is pleased to announce alumna Mary Kay McFadden has been named the vice president for Advancement, effective Aug. 30, 2015. McFadden, a 1980 graduate of UI, began her career in academia at her alma mater as the assistant director in what was then known as the High School/College Relations Office. In 1984, she became the associate d... Read more

UI Soccer, International Affairs Researcher Available to Discuss Impact of FIFA Arrests

Posted Wed, 27 May 2015 09:43:58 PST

Early this morning, Swiss authorities arrested several top soccer officials on U.S. federal corruption charges. The charges stem from an FBI investigation, which alleges widespread corruption in FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, over the past 20 years. Bill Smith, the director of the University of Idaho’s Martin Institute and Program in International Studies, is available to speak... Read more

UI Library Announces Online Access to Latah County Oral History Collection

Posted Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 PST

A collection of more than 300 oral histories from people who grew up in North Idaho during the early 20th century is now online through the University of Idaho Library’s Digital Initiatives at This collection is a digital representation of the Latah County Oral History Collection, which is held by the UI Library's Special Collections and Archives. T... Read more

UI Boise Business Breakfast Speaker to Look at Biotechnology’s Role in Idaho’s Future

Posted Thu, 21 May 2015 10:37:33 PST

Entrepreneur and researcher Ed Penhoet will be the University of Idaho Boise Presidential Keynote and Business Breakfast speaker with his talk “The Value of Research in Economic Development. Biotechnology: Its Role in Idaho’s Future.” The talk will take place 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, at the Eighth & Main building in downtown Boise. “Ed Penhoet brings Idaho his v... Read more

UI Extension Latah County 4-H, Potlatch School Partnership Wins Grant for After-school Program

Posted Wed, 20 May 2015 15:44:11 PST

POTLATCH, Idaho –– The after-school program in Potlatch operated by the University of Idaho Extension Latah County 4-H Youth Development program in partnership with the Potlatch School District has received a $159,258 annual grant, renewable for up to five years, from the Idaho State Department of Education. The Idaho 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant builds on and ... Read more