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12th Annual Shades of Black: Beauty Is
Posted: Friday, January 30
Date: February 7, 2015 Time: 5:00 p.m. Location: International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center- formerly, Student Union Building Description: The Shades of Black Show is a celebration of the different textures and dimensions of the black experience through the Performing Arts. Part of the UI Black History Month Celebration.Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
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UI Library Offers Geoprocessing Workshop
Posted: Thursday, January 29
Geoprocessing is the topic of a new workshop scheduled for the month of February by the University of Idaho Library’s Data & Digital Services unit. “Speeding Up Geoprocessing in ArcGIS” will be offered on three different days/locations –in the UI Library in Moscow, at the UI Coeur d’Alene, and as a Webinar. Dates and Times: February 6, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., ...
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Landscape Design Projects
Posted: Thursday, January 29
As part of LARC 289-Planting Design II, Landscape Architecture students are available to complete designs for personal homes or businesses. Cost is $125. Space is limited for spring projects. First come, first served. Contact larch@uidaho.edu
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Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series Guest Speaker: ChE Dr. Olugbenga Famodu
Posted: Thursday, January 29
Date: February 5, 2015 Time: 5:00 p.m. Location: Best Western Gold/Silver Description: NSBE-UI Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series is an educative, informative and inspiring talk that seeks to transform, motivate and inspire our students on current technology, economic and socio-political milestones championed by our chosen speakers. Dr. Olugbenga Famodu is the Senior Process Engineer at Intel....
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Job Opportunity - Assistant to the Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Posted: Wednesday, January 28
The office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs is accepting applications for an Assistant to the Vice Provost, Academic Affairs # SP000368P. This position is an experienced administrative assistant/project manager supporting the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, functioning independently and self-directed, managing the Vice Provost’s needs and meeting deadlines in a collaborative offic...
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PDL Weekly Announcement
Posted: Wednesday, January 28
Highlight: Creative Team-Building Ideas and Activities Other Opportunities: New Employee Welcome & Benefits Orientation - Monday, February 2, 2015. Check out the rest of what is going on at PDL here
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The Majors Fair
Posted: Tuesday, January 27
The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences will be hosting a Majors Fair from 10:00-3:00pm on Feb. 12 in the Idaho Commons Summit Conference Center (4th floor). All 8 undergraduate colleges at the University of Idaho will be on hand to showcase the majors/programs they offer. Please encourage all students to attend this event! Please contact Kristi Overfelt, kloverfelt@uidaho.edu, in the CL...
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Reminder: First Annual MLK Art and Essay Contest Deadline Is Friday Jan. 30
Posted: Tuesday, January 27
To help commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the legacy of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the University of Idaho College of Law, Division of Diversity and Human Rights, Ubuntu, ASUI, Graduate and Professional Student Association, and the College of Graduate Studies are sponsoring the First Annual MLK Art and Essay Contest.  The contest invites all UI undergr...
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Free Training - Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk
Posted: Tuesday, January 27
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk Training for Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse and Primary Care Professionals. The Idaho Lives Project (ILP) and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare are pleased to bring suicide prevention and assessment expert, David Rudd, PhD, to Idaho. Dr. Rudd will be providing training specific to behavioral health, substance abuse and primary care professionals...
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Nominations open for the Women of the Year Award!
Posted: Monday, January 26
Is there an amazing woman at the University of Idaho you'd like to recognize? You're in luck, as nominations for the 2015 Women of the Year Awards are open! Women of the Year are women who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to provide mentorship to other women and advocate for an inclusive and supportive campus climate. The Athena Women of the Year award is given annually to women who h...
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New Postal Regulations for Parcels
Posted: Monday, January 26
The Post Office has implemented mandatory barcoding of commercial parcels effective January 25, 2015. More information and a Power Point Tutorial can be found on our website for your convenience: http://www.uidaho.edu/facilities/les/campusmail  Anyone shipping a parcel (generally anything over 13 ounces or over ¾ inch thick no matter the size or in a cardboard box) will be required ...
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2015 Outstanding Staff Awards Nomination Deadline
Posted: Monday, January 26
Nominations for the 2015 Outstanding Employee Awards, Staff Educational Awards, Outstanding Team Award, and the Lawrence McBride Prize are now open and due by Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The nomination forms along with criteria for each category can be found at uidaho.edu/staffawards. The 43rd Annual Staff Awards Reception will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  May 8 in the Pitman Center Interna...
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PDL Weekly Announcement
Posted: Friday, January 23
Highlight: Stress-Free Relationships: How to Work with Any Personality  Other Opportunities: More Lync Collaboration Training Coming February 20, 2015! See more here.  
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International Programs Announces FIDA Recipients
Posted: Thursday, January 22
The International Programs Office is pleased to announce the following UI faculty and staff have been selected as Faculty/Staff International Development Award (FIDA) recipients: Denise Bennett (Journalism and Mass Media): Santiago, Chile. Russell Jackson (Psychology): Prague, Czech Republic Cezar Mesquita (Enrollment Management): Luneburg, Germany Amber Ziegler (Movement Sciences): Chengdu, ...
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North Idaho FIRST LEGO League Championship
Posted: Thursday, January 22
The University of Idaho Extension 4-H System is pleased to partner with FIRST to conduct the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) “WORLD CLASSSM” Challenge Program throughout Idaho. In the FLL program, youth ages 9-14 work together in teams on an annual challenge. The teams then attend a tournament to celebrate, share, and compete with other teams. In Idaho this year, 149 FLL teams competed in 10 q...
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Mark Miller’s Retirement Reception
Posted: Thursday, January 22
Please join us in thanking Mark Miller for his service to the Idaho Commons and Bruce M. Pitman Center from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in the Panorama Room at the Idaho Commons . Refreshments will be served. Please stop in and wish Mark well as he embarks on his next journey. Mark’s last day at the University of Idaho will be Friday, January 30 2015.
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The IBEST Seminar Series Welcomes Dr. Folker Meyer, researcher at the Argonne Laboratory
Posted: Thursday, January 22
The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) welcomes Folker Meyer, a computational biologist at Argonne National Laboratory and senior fellow at the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago, for a lecture. His presentation is part of the Spring 2015 IBEST Seminar Series that attracts top scientists from across the nation and world. These seminars are used as a core ...
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Open Sessions for Idaho Falls Executive Officer
Posted: Thursday, January 22
We are pleased to announce the finalists for the Idaho Falls Executive Officer position. Please visit the website to see the available open session presentations in Idaho Falls and in Moscow. Everyone is invited to the open sessions. We hope to see you there.
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Fulbright Faculty Workshop Jan. 29 and Visiting Scholar Lecture Jan. 26
Posted: Wednesday, January 21
International Programs invites you to attend a Fulbright Faculty Workshop from 2:30-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, in the Pitman Center: Borah Theater. Jennifer Fox, Senior Program Officer for the Fulbright US Scholar Program at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) will lead the workshop, in which faculty and staff will learn about teaching and research opportunities ...
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Don't Cancel Your Class!
Posted: Wednesday, January 21
Are you attending a conference? Do you have a family obligation? Invite Campus Suicide Prevention to conduct "QPR" suicide prevention training with your students while you are away. Participants of a QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) training will leave with practical knowledge for helping others who might be at risk for suicide by knowing how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, ask someon...
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REACCH Art & Science Exhibit Call for Entries
Posted: Wednesday, January 21
REACCH 2015 Art & Science Exhibition: Call for Entries due February 20, 2015 REACCH-PNW (Regional Approaches to Climate Change – Pacific Northwest) invites submissions from artists and scientists for inclusion in an art and science exhibition representative of the broad range of concepts associated with communities and climate change. As part of the 2015 REACCH Annual Meeting, this exh...
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Women's Leadership Conference
Posted: Tuesday, January 20
You're invited! The University of Idaho's Women's Center, Professional Development and Learning office, and the Athena Association of Professional Women are partnering to hold the 5th biennial Women's Leadership Conference (http://www.uidaho.edu/pdl/womens-leadership) at the University of Idaho on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. We invite you to submit proposals for presentations and workshops that a...
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Welcome UI's new Attending Veterinarian, Dr. Peter Autenried
Posted: Tuesday, January 20
Dr. Autenried joined UI as attending veterinarian on January 20, 2015. Dr. Autenried relocated from Vermillion, South Dakota, where he previously served as the attending veterinarian for the University of South Dakota. With over 30 years in veterinary medicine and research at domestic and international institutions, Dr. Autenried brings a wealth of experience to UI's animal care and use program. ...
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Celebration of life scheduled for Sue Hovey
Posted: Tuesday, January 20
Sue Hovey, longtime College of Education educator and recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters in 2014, passed away last week at 82 years old in Genesse. Sue’s celebration of life has been scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Moscow High School Auditorium. A reception will follow at the 1912 Center.
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CALS Dean Search Begins
Posted: Tuesday, January 20
The University of Idaho has begun a national search for the dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Dean John Foltz will fulfill his two-year commitment to serve as dean through June. Foltz has served as dean since former dean John Hammel announced he would return to teaching and research in December 2012.  Foltz was asked to serve a two-year term as dean while the universit...
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Reminder: Required Online Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Posted: Friday, January 16
Thank you to the 1,919 University of Idaho employees who have already completed the Our Inclusive Workplace: Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training online training module! As a reminder, President Staben has made the completion of this training module a requirement for all employees. To be eligible for a potential 2015 merit pay increase, you must complete the training module b...
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PDL Weekly Announcement
Posted: Friday, January 16
Highlight: Lync Collaboration Training coming in February!  Other Offerings: Stress Free Relationships: How to Work with Any Personality. See the full schedule here.
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Idaho Regional Mathematics Center holding conference
Posted: Thursday, January 15
The Idaho Regional Mathematics Center Region 1 and 2 at the University of Idaho still has openings for its free professional development — the Coeur d’Alene Regional Academy on Mathematics Education for K-12 teachers on Friday, Jan 23 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Nicole Rigelman from Portland State University. Dinner will be p...
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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Program in Molecular and Organismal Evolution
Posted: Thursday, January 15
The Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce a new summer research program for undergraduates, made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation. This new Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program will actively engage students in independent research in the areas of molecular and organismal evolution. Research interests in the Department of Biological Scienc...
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Memorial Service for Terri Grzebielski
Posted: Thursday, January 15
A memorial service for Terri Grzebielski, a primary care provider at the UI Student Health Center who was killed in Saturday's shooting in Moscow, will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, in the International Ballroom of the Pitman Center (formerly SUB). All are invited to remember this caring and compassionate member of the UI community.
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OUTLunch: Documentary, "Brother Outsider: the Life of Bayard Rustin"
Posted: Thursday, January 15
Date: Thursday, January 22 Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: TLC 229 Student Diversity Center Description: A master strategist and tireless activist, Bayard Rustin is best remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, one of the largest nonviolent protests ever held in the United States. He brought Gandhi’s protest techniques to the American civil rights movement, and helped mo...
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Microsoft Lync Collaboration Training
Posted: Wednesday, January 14
Microsoft Lync is an easy-to-use program for instant messaging (IM), audio and video calls, Lync Meetings, and sharing capabilities. In this training we will go over the collaboration aspects of Lync in the University of Idaho environment. We will cover how to install Lync, set up a Lync meeting with audio and video feeds, other popular features of Lync, and some practical demonstrations. Thi...
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Video Communications Update
Posted: Wednesday, January 14
To maintain effective video communications, ITS has made some changes you should be aware of. ITS, with the assistance of the Provost’s Office, has contracted with a video bridging service for basic video services, free of charge, for academic and administrative use. Technical staff outside Moscow have developed a "self-help system" for video conferencing outside the Moscow campus. In Mosc...
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2015 Confucius Institute Movie Night Season Begins with Kick-Off Event!
Posted: Tuesday, January 13
Ease yourself into 2015 with great Chinese cinema! The 2015 Confucius Institute movie night series kicks off on Wednesday, January 14 with Jackie Chan’s CZ12 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre! A master adventurer (Jackie Chan) leads a mercenary team to recover the bronze heads of 12 Chinese Zodiac animals which were looted by foreigners in the 1800s from the Old Summer Palace. The ...
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Municipal Solid Waste - Proper Disposal Guidelines - Spring, 2015
Posted: Tuesday, January 13
As many of you know already, the University has gone to a tow unit/compactor system for handling our Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated here on campus. Over the past 3 years we have gotten excellent results with this system. One issue though needs to be reiterated. MSW is defined as any solid waste produced, other than hazardous, infectious or unacceptable waste. Unacceptable waste or wast...
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Counseling services offered for Faculty and Staff
Posted: Monday, January 12
In light of the recent tragic shootings in Moscow, this is a reminder that UI has counseling services available to faculty and staff.  Counseling services are offered through the Employee Assistance Plan (EAP). EAP is a free, confidential service that provides eligible employees and their families with the opportunity to discuss personal problems with a professional counselor, receive un...
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The Confluence Project Receives Grant from ISDE to Develop Project-Based Watershed Science Curriculum
Posted: Monday, January 12
The Confluence Project (TCP), outreach arm of the Waters of the West program, recently received a $5,000 grant from the Idaho State Department of Education Science Education Grant Program. This competitive program awards grants to organizations that “encourage knowledge of and interest in the disciplines of STEM among Idaho’s elementary and secondary school students.” TCP does ju...
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Meet Our International Students and Become a Friendship Family
Posted: Monday, January 12
International Programs invites you to participate in the Friendship Families Program and meet some of our international students. Friendship Families is a program that matches international students with local families and/or individuals for the purposes of cultural exchange and enrichment. Students and families arrange to spend time together on their own as often as mutually desired (usually, on...
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Job Opportunity- Management Assistant (College of Graduate Studies)
Posted: Friday, January 9
The College of Graduate Studies is accepting applications for a Management Assistant. This position uses highly developed managerial, supervisory and analytical skills to provide high level administrative support to the Associate Dean and COGS; manages and directs daily operations of the student services function for the college; serves as a member of the COGS management team; act independently to...
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Apply by Jan 15 for University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) Visiting Professorships for 2016-2017
Posted: Thursday, January 8
UI faculty are encouraged to apply for University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) Visiting Professorships for 2016 summer, fall, and winter recess terms and the 2017 spring term. USAC Visiting Professorships provide UI faculty with opportunities to establish contacts with foreign colleagues, enhance their own foreign language acquisition, strengthen and support international education and study ...
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Job Opportunity - Student Affairs Web Coordinator - Open Only to Current UI Employees
Posted: Thursday, January 8
Student Affairs and University Communications and Marketing are now accepting applications for a Web Coordinator. This position provides management and support for the development and maintenance of Student Affairs’ Web presence, including design, content, marketing effectiveness, and overall utility. The Web Coordinator helps ensure the effective application of the university’s inter...
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Enrollment Deposit Training
Posted: Thursday, January 8
Date: January 14, 2015 Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am Location: Bruce Pitman Center, Borah Theatre Training will include the enrollment process, timeline, what students will see in Vandal Web and how it interacts with their Vandal Friday experience, coordinators access in Vandal Web, and the opportunity to ask questions. The deposit in Vandal Web will be launched January 8.
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University Faculty Meeting #2
Posted: Thursday, January 8
University Faculty Meeting #2 (2014-2015), President Chuck Staben presiding, is scheduled as follows: Thursday. January 15, 2015 3:00-4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) Moscow: SUB Bruce M. Pitman Center International Ballroom Boise: IWC 390 Coeur d’Alene: 145c Idaho Falls: IF1 (TAB350A) Twin Falls: B-66 Full documentation for the meeting ca...
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Vandal Strategic Loan Fund - Spring Applications Due Feb. 16, 2015
Posted: Wednesday, January 7
The Vandal Strategic Loan Fund (VSLF) is currently soliciting applications for the spring loan review process. The VSLF is an internal loan process which enables university units to make key purchases or investments that will either move programs or initiatives forward or will result in significant real cost savings. Loan applications are due to the Budget Office by close of business February 1...
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“I Have a Dream” Speech presented by Reverend Happy Watkins
Posted: Wednesday, January 7
Date: Tuesday, January 20 Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: Idaho Commons Food Court Description: "I Have a Dream" is a 17-minute public speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that was delivered on August 28, 1963, in which he called for racial equality and an end to discrimination. The speech, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, was delivered to over 200,000 civil rights supporters, during the ...
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Speaker: Robert Butler "Race, Ethics, and the Media"
Posted: Wednesday, January 7
Date: Thursday, January 15 Time: 4:00 p.m. Location: Clearwater/Whitewater, Idaho Commons Description: Robert Butler president of the National Association of Black Journalist, is an independent journalist at KCBS Radio in San Francisco. He has reported on protest and rallies following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
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Senior Associate Registrar Candidates Open Forum
Posted: Wednesday, January 7
The Office of the Registrar is pleased to announce that two candidates have been selected for the position of Sr. Associate Registrar. Please plan to attend the second Open Forum session for the campus community. Candidates have been asked to discuss “Managing Chaos & Creating Pathways of Collaboration in Higher Ed” followed by a Q&A period. This session, for candidate Rebe...
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Nominations for the 2015 Dr. Arthur Maxwell Taylor Excellence in Diversity Awards
Posted: Wednesday, January 7
The President’s Diversity Council is accepting nominations for the 2015 Dr. Arthur Maxwell Taylor Excellence in Diversity Awards. There is one $4000 award for faculty and one $4000 award staff. Nominations are due Friday January 30, 2015. Please visit here for more information. Contact Jen Magelky-Seiler jennms@uidaho.edu if you have questions about the awards.
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Appointment of Dr. Thomas Wood as Associate Director to the Center for Advanced Energy Studies
Posted: Tuesday, January 6
Dr. Thomas (Tom) Wood has been named as the University of Idaho’s Associate Director to the regional, multi-institutional Center for Advanced Energy Studies ( CAES is a research and education consortium comprised of UI, Boise State University, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho State University, and University of Wyoming). Dr. Wood, a faculty member in the Department of Geological Sciences...
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Job Opportunity- Management Assistant
Posted: Monday, January 5
Academic Affairs is hiring a Management Assistant to work collaboratively with the Executive Assistant and Assistant To the Provost and Executive Vice President, provide administrative support for the functions of the Provost and Executive Vice President’s Office; assist in the daily operations, coordinate delegated faculty affairs functions, oversee record retention practices, and assist wi...
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Senior Associate Registrar Candidates Open Forums
Posted: Friday, December 19 2014
Sr. Associate Registrar Candidates – Announcement The Office of the Registrar is pleased to announce that two candidates have been selected for the position of Sr. Associate Registrar. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the scheduled Open Forum sessions for the campus community. Candidates will discuss “Managing Chaos & Creating Pathways of Collaboration in Higher Ed...
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Job Opportunity- Management Assistant
Posted: Friday, December 19 2014
Academic Affairs is hiring a Management Assistant to work collaboratively with the Executive Assistant and Assistant To the Provost and Executive Vice President, provide administrative support for the functions of the Provost and Executive Vice President’s Office; assist in the daily operations, coordinate delegated faculty affairs functions, oversee record retention practices, and assist wi...
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Spring ASB Advisor applications are open!
Posted: Friday, December 19 2014
The Alternative Service Break (ASB) program gives students a chance to challenge themselves and inequalities while developing as leaders. Students come together to help communities across the United States and internationally through service grounded in social justice issues such as: rural and urban poverty, white flight, access to housing and health care, homelessness, food insecurity, sustainab...
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Job Opportunity - Manager Educational Resources
Posted: Friday, December 19 2014
The University Bookstore in the department of Auxiliary Services is hiring a Manager Educational Resources. This position is open to current university employees only. The Buying Manager of Educational Resources is responsible for the oversight and management of the Educational Resource buying, and supervision of said team at the VandalStore. In addition, the manager has shared coordination of ...
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Job Opportunity - Windows or Linux system administrator
Posted: Friday, December 19 2014
ITS Server Systems analysts work in a collaborative team environment that is supportive of your continuing professional development and skill-building. For more info, please see: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/7133
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Excellence Nominations Due 1/30/15
Posted: Thursday, December 18 2014
The 2015 Excellence Award Ceremony is fast approaching and we want to remind you of the nomination deadline of Friday, January 30th for all awards. The awards are: • The Presidential Mid-Career Award – this award comes to us from each individual college. Please work with your college Dean if you want to make a nomination. • The University Distinguished Professor Award – vis...
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Limited Vandal Access Shuttle Service During Winter Break
Posted: Wednesday, December 17 2014
The Vandal Access Shuttle service for individuals with disabilities on campus will be operating on a limited schedule, Wednesday, Jan. 7 through Tuesday, Jan. 13. The shuttle will be operating on the fixed deviated route from 6:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. and again from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Special accommodations may be requested in advance for service between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. by calling 208-596-3722. ...
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Overnight Parking Not Allowed on Campus Streets During Winter Break
Posted: Wednesday, December 17 2014
There is no overnight parking allowed on campus streets during the winter break, Monday Dec. 22, through Tuesday, Jan. 13. This includes Purple and Silver on-street parking areas. Areas where vehicles may park overnight during the break are shown on the Academic Break Vehicle Storage Map at www.uidaho.edu/parking/maps. Keeping cars off of the streets will allow for effective snow removal and the s...
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Parking Lot Enforcement During Winter Break
Posted: Wednesday, December 17 2014
During the winter break, Monday, Dec. 22, through Tuesday, Jan. 13, parking permits will not be required in Red, Blue, Purple or Silver parking lots; visitors may be directed to these areas. However, Gold lots, Green lots, meters, pay station lots and any specially marked spaces require valid permits/payment at all times, including during winter break. All overnight parking restrictions are enforc...
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A Christmas Carol - Closing Week - Tickets Still Available
Posted: Wednesday, December 17 2014
There's still time to experience the magic and spectacle of "A Christmas Carol" with three final performances at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 18, 19 and 20 at the Hartung Theater. Tickets are going fast, avoid the lines and order yours in advance by calling the Theatre Arts department at 885-6465, or stop by Shoup Hall. Tickets are also available at BookPeople or at the door.
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Research Funding Opportunity
Posted: Tuesday, December 16 2014
The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary studies is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2015 IBEST Pilot Grant Program. This is an opportunity for faculty to obtain funds to catalyze new research initiatives on campus. The IBEST Pilot Project Grant Program will fund 1-2 grants to support pilot research on aspects of evolutionary and computational biology that are pertinen...
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Candidates for Director of Outdoor Programs on campus this week
Posted: Monday, December 15 2014
Two candidates have been selected for interview for the Director of Outdoor Programs position (previously held by Mike Beiser). Trevor Fulton will interview on Tuesday, December 16th and Todd Davis on Wednesday, December 17th. There will be an open forum both days from 11am-noon. Your participation in these interviews is requested and would be greatly appreciated.
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NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium accepting applications for scholarships and fellowships!
Posted: Monday, December 15 2014
The NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium is now accepting scholarship and fellowship applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. ISGC Scholarship: This scholarship is available to students entering or attending either 2- or 4-year schools in Idaho and pursuing a science, technology, engineering, or math field. Maximum award over 4 years is $7,000. Deadline to apply: March 16, 2015. More info here...
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Host Families Needed for Students from the Prestigious CAYA Program, March 8-14, 2015
Posted: Thursday, December 11 2014
UI International Programs is looking for host families for international students coming to attend the prestigious Central American Youth Ambassadors (CAYA) program in March 8-14, 2015. Host families will help the Central American students to get a taste of the local U.S. culture and in exchange will have a chance to learn more about their cultures of origin. The thirty CAYA participants are comin...
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UI Compensatory Time Election Enrollment is Open
Posted: Tuesday, December 9 2014
Dear Classified Employees and Supervisors, As you know, a dedicated team has been working over the past year to reinstate a compensatory time policy that meets the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service and provides flexibility to eligible employees and budget managers. We believe we are in the final stages of reinstating the plan that was communicated during town hall meetings in early No...
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Dance program presents "The Truth About"
Posted: Tuesday, December 9 2014
Seven advanced dance students with the University of Idaho College of Education dance program will be presenting works they have shaped throughout fall semester in the production “The Truth About…” The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 in the UI Physical Education Building Room 110. Tickets are $5 for UI students and children 17 and under and $8 for adults. Tick...
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Looking for funding? UI's CFR Office can help.
Posted: Tuesday, December 9 2014
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations helps university faculty and staff search for, find, and apply for funding from corporations and foundations. We’re pleased to share our new website, www.uidaho.edu/cfr, where you'll find resources to help in your funding search. Some of the site’s most useful information: • Proposal writing toolkit (includes links to frequently r...
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China on the Palouse
Posted: Tuesday, December 9 2014
The University of Idaho Confucius Institute's China on the Palouse seminar series provides students and community members an opportunity to learn more about China in a comfortable, informal setting. Each night, a different topic related to Chinese culture is selected and discussed. These gatherings are a wonderful opportunity for students to meet new friends, engage with native Chinese speakers, a...
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CAES Associate Director - Candidate Open Forum
Posted: Monday, December 8 2014
There will be an open forum for Dr. Tom Wood, candidate for the position of Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), in the Teton Room at the CAES (Idaho Falls) on Tuesday, December 9th at 3:30 pm MST. For those on the Moscow campus there will be a video connection in CNR 14 (2:30 pm PST). This forum will provide an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to meet...
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Year-end Reminders From Payroll
Posted: Monday, December 8 2014
W-2 forms are mailed out to the W-2 Address on file. ***To avoid delay, please keep your W-2 address current through VandalWeb.*** This address may be updated in VandalWeb using the link located by the yellow caution sign under the Personal Information/Address Menu. On-campus faculty and staff receive their W-2 forms at their departmental address. Paper W...
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Assistant Media Relations Officer - Job Opportunity
Posted: Monday, December 8 2014
The Athletic Department is accepting applications for an Assistant Media Officer. This position is open to current University employees and is responsible for all media relations activities for assigned sports in the Intercollegiate Athletics Department. The position is supervised by the Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations. Any current University employee who is interested may learn mo...
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Training opportunity this week
Posted: Monday, December 8 2014
Concerned about someone? Not sure what to say? Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. In the 8-hour interactive course, faculty and staff learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategie...
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10-Minute Play Festival Begins Three Day Run
Posted: Monday, December 8 2014
Expect love, lust, laughter and more at the 10-Minute Play Festival, at 7:30 p.m., beginning tonight through Dec. 10 at The Forge Theater, 404 Sweet Avenue on the UI Campus. Fourteen original works, written and directed by UI Theatre Arts students and grads will debut, all 10 minutes or less. Admission is free for UI students and $10 for all others. For more information visit uitheatre...
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Taste Test Panel
Posted: Friday, December 5 2014
Monday, December 8th beginning at 10:00 am until sampling requirement has been met. Matthew Colle, meat science graduate student and employees of the UI Meat Lab have created recipes using potato starch as a binding agent, processed and smoked different types of hot dogs to test quality of their product. Location, UI Food Science Research Center (Northeast of the Commons 2nd Floor) After volunteer...
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Deadline for General Policy Report #59
Posted: Thursday, December 4 2014
The deadline December 10, 2014 for receipt of petitions to General Policy Report #59, is fast approaching. The report with documents noted below is available here: http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/facultycouncil/general_policy_reports.htm. Miscellaneous: ·     FS-15-008 (UCC-15-017):  Fall15 & Spring16 Final Exam Schedule   Program Changes: ·&...
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PDL Weekly Announcement
Posted: Thursday, December 4 2014
Highlight: Documentation Strategies for Supervisors - Register Now! Other Opportunities: How to Manage Priorities and Time Microsoft Power Point: Smart Shortcuts and Expert Secrets The Supervisor's Guide to Giving On - Target Directions, Helpful Feedback and Constructive Criticism See more on the PDL Calendar!
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Dr. Joseph Cloud Retirement Celebration
Posted: Thursday, December 4 2014
All are welcome to join us in wishing Dr. Cloud well as he begins his retirement. Refreshments will be served. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6 – 8pm Palouse Room, Best Western Plus University Inn (please note room change)
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New Mathematical Biology Undergraduate Degree Option
Posted: Thursday, December 4 2014
The Math Department is excited to announce the new undergraduate degree option in Mathematical Biology. This applied option combines courses in mathematics and biology for a future in the growing fields of computational biology and bioinformatics. Students in this area take courses (and sometimes carry out research) at the interface of biology and math. Topics often include aspects of ecology, gen...
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Assistant Media Relations Officer - Job Opportunity
Posted: Thursday, December 4 2014
The Athletic Department is accepting applications for an Assistant Media Officer. This position open to current University employees and is responsible for all media relations activities for assigned sports in the Intercollegiate Athletics Department. The position is supervised by the Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations. Any current University employee who is interested may learn more ...
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A Christmas Carol Opens TONIGHT!
Posted: Thursday, December 4 2014
Kick off the holidays with "A Christmas Carol", opening tonight at 7:30 p.m., at the Hartung Theater. With larger-than-life puppets, imaginative staging and brilliant costumes, Ebenezer Scrooge, himself, says the production is sure to warm even the coldest heart. Dec. 4, 5, 6, 11, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 14 at 2 p.m. FREE for UI Students | $15 for adults | $10 for UI faculty & s...
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Internal Competition Announcement: CTR-IN Clinical and Translational Pilot Grants
Posted: Wednesday, December 3 2014
The Office of Research and Economic Development is soliciting preliminary proposals for the Mountain West Clinical and Translational Research Pilot Grant program. These grants allow up to $60,000 in direct costs for one year. Up to four UI preliminary proposals will be approved for submission to the CTR-IN. CTR-IN pilot grants require 20% PI effort. The grant will cover 10% and the other 10% must...
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UI Art Sale
Posted: Wednesday, December 3 2014
From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec 4 in conjunction with Moscow First Thursday, the Prichard Art Gallery will host an art sale for the undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Idaho. Handmade prints, Christmas cards, and ceramics will all be available for purchase. Part of the proceeds will help build up the print shop and the art department. The Prichard Art Gallery is located at...
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Refer a Friend - Facilities is Hiring
Posted: Wednesday, December 3 2014
Our friends in the Facilities Department need your assistance in referring a friend or someone you know to fill a Journeyman Plumber opening. Applicants must possess or have the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire: a current State of Idaho License and State of Idaho Backflow Assembly Tester according to Idaho Code title 54, chapter 24 & 26 and IDAPA 07.0205. This position requires a driv...
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Certification Opportunity Available
Posted: Tuesday, December 2 2014
Concerned about someone? Not sure what to say? Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. In the 8-hour interactive course, faculty and staff learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategie...
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Sustainability Center Announces Annual Student Grant Recipients
Posted: Tuesday, December 2 2014
Release Date: Dec. 2, 2014 Contact: Stevie Steely, UISC projects coordinator, uisc-projects@uidaho.edu MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Sustainability Center is awarding over $7,000 to three student-led sustainability projects. Stevie Steely, UISC Projects Coordinator said, “Since 2007 the Sustainability Center has awarded over $100,000.00 in funding to 41 student-led grant ...
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Alan Odenborg Retirement Party
Posted: Monday, December 1 2014
Please help us celebrate the career and retirement of Alan Odenborg. Alan retires this December from Facilities after 41 years of outstanding service. Please help us say "Thank you, Alan"! Thursday, December 11, 2014--2:00-4:00pm Facilities Jacks Creek/Seven Devils conference room
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Call for nominations – search committee representation; Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Posted: Monday, December 1 2014
Call for nominations – search committee representation; Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences The Provost and Executive Vice President is seeking your help in soliciting nominations for committee membership from colleges/units to serve on a search advisory committee for the dean for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Committee membership will include well qualified fa...
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Free HIV Testing for World AIDS Day
Posted: Monday, December 1 2014
In observance of World AIDS Day, the LGBTQA Office, Vandal Health Education, and Inland Oasis will be hosting free HIV testing on Wednesday, December 3rd from 10 AM to 3 PM in the Common's Aurora room (4th floor). All tests are confidential and provided by Inland Oasis. Please email the LGBTQA Office (lgbtoffice@uidaho.edu) with any questions.
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Job Opportunity - Assistant Media Officer
Posted: Monday, December 1 2014
The Athletic Department is accepting applications for an Assistant Media Officer. This position open to current University employees and is responsible for all media relations activities for assigned sports in the Intercollegiate Athletics Department. The position is supervised by the Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations. Any current University employee who is interested may learn more...
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UI Social Group – Cookie Exchange – This Saturday!
Posted: Monday, December 1 2014
The UI-SG is hosting a cookie exchange for its members, as well as University employees, spouses and partners interested in learning more about the UI-SG. The event is this Saturday, December 6 at 2PM and will be hosted at the home of one of the Co-chairs. Let's kick off the holiday season by spreading some cheer! Interested? Email UISocialGroup@uidaho.edu for the address and directions. Bring 6 ...
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Dec 5th Deadline to nominate for Teaching, Hoffman & Advising Excellence Nominations
Posted: Monday, December 1 2014
Members of the University community are invited to submit nominations for the Teaching, Hoffman, and Advising Excellence Awards before the Friday, December 05, 2014 deadline. These awards are intended to encourage and reward teachers and advisors for their excellence and are a tangible way to show the value these individuals hold for our University. Send your nomination (two to three sentences on...
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University of Idaho Excellence in Outreach and Engagement Award
Posted: Monday, December 1 2014
The Excellence in Outreach and Engagement Award recognizes a University of Idaho faculty member for excellence in extending the university knowledge base through collaboration with individuals, groups or communities in a context of partnership and reciprocity. The award consists of an honorarium of $5,000 and a commemorative clock. Nominations are due by Friday, January 30, 2015. For details on p...
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Job Opportunity - Assistant Media Officer
Posted: Tuesday, November 25 2014
The Athletic Department is accepting applications for an Assistant Media Officer. This position is responsible for all media relations activities for assigned sports in the Intercollegiate Athletics Department under the supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations. Anyone interested may learn more at https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/7082
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Come Join PDL for Employee Learning Week!
Posted: Tuesday, November 25 2014
Highlight: Employee Learning Week 2014: *Building a Positive Workplace! Bullying: Confronting Hostility in the Workplace. *Maintaining Respect and Civility in the Workplace. Other Opportunities: Supervisory Excellence Program- Legal Issues in Employment Conflict Management for Supervisors New Employee Welcome & Benefits Orientation For more information and to Register go to the P...
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University Weather Closure/Delay Procedures
Posted: Monday, November 24 2014
As winter weather approaches, now is a good time to remind our university community about the university’s operational decision-making procedures around campus closures/delays. The University of Idaho will remain open for operation unless the president or his designee issues a formal announcement of closure or curtailment of hours. If there is no official statement issued announcing a closu...
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Certification Opportunity Available
Posted: Monday, November 24 2014
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, even if you have no clinical training, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. In the 8-hour interactive course, faculty and staff learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situa...
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UPDATED information: Stillinger Herbarium Expedition Funds - Call for Proposals
Posted: Friday, November 21 2014
Proposals are now being accepted for Stillinger Herbarium Expedition Funds; award amount has been increased to $15,000. Please see http://www.uidaho.edu/research/stillinger-trust/expedition-funds for application process. Proposals are due December 5, 2014. Purpose: The Stillinger Trust, established in 1957, funds expeditions for the purpose of enhancing collections-based botanical research at th...
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Vandal Brand Meats is taking orders for Christmas Hams through Dec.5
Posted: Thursday, November 20 2014
The University of Idaho, Vandal Brand Meats is taking Christmas Ham orders through 12/5/2014. http://web.cals.uidaho.edu/vbm/our-products/gift-boxes/
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Heather Chermak Elected President of PACRAO
Posted: Wednesday, November 19 2014
University Registrar, Heather Chermak, was elected President of the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (PACRAO) at the annual meeting November 12, in Portland, Oregon. PACRAO is a non-profit association representing more than 350 regionally accredited 2-year, 4-year, and graduate schools with an individual membership of 1693 professional admissions officers and r...
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General Policy Report #59 is available for viewing
Posted: Wednesday, November 19 2014
General Policy Report #59 (Faculty Senate approved curricula changes), dated November 19, 2014, is available for viewing, downloading, or printing at: http://www.webs.uidaho.edu/facultycouncil/general_policy_reports.htm. The items listed on the report (approved by Faculty Senate) will be considered to have the necessary faculty approval unless a petition requesting further consideration of thes...
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