Staff Affairs Staff Newsletter April 2013


Business Cocktail Etiquette Event | March 28 | 6-7:30 pm | SUB Gold Room
Registration deadline has been extended to March 26 for the University of Idaho Staff Affairs Committee's professional development opportunity, Business Cocktail Etiquette.

Register at .

Debra Lybyer, director of career and advising services for Lewis-Clark State College, will guide participants through an evening of etiquette during cocktail hour. Enjoy a no-host bar and hor d'oeuvres while learning and practicing the fine art of cocktail etiquette: Learn how to juggle food and beverage while networking; practice politely moving between groups to maximize your connections; and get answers to your etiquette dilemmas.

Professional Development Opportunities  

Upcoming Webinars
Unless otherwise noted, upcoming webinars are scheduled for 11:00—12:00 pm in Administration 217.
Pre-registration is required, Seating is limited. 

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Staff Awards Reception | Monday, April 13 | 1-3pm | SUB Ballroom
Award recipients will be recognized at the 41st Annual Staff Awards Reception scheduled for Monday, April 15, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the SUB Ballroom. We will also be honoring employees who have retired within the past year as well as recognize staff for longevity of service to the university in five-year increments with the Longevity Awards.


2013 Idaho Law Review Symposium | Friday, March 29
The symposium will bring together an interdisciplinary panel of legal, scientific, and business experts to discuss issues related to the hydraulic fracturing. Topics will include: (1) the science and technology of hydraulic fracturing; (2) the regulation of hydraulic fracturing’s environmental effects; (3) the role of state and local governments in regulating hydraulic fracturing; (4) current legal hot topics in the field, such as the role of trespass and trade secrets; and (5) the role of hydraulic fracturing in a clean energy future for the country.

The 2013 Idaho Law Review Symposium will continue the tradition of bringing together a select group of scholars and professionals for an informed interdisciplinary discussion centered on a topic of growing national importance. By exposing members of the academic, business, technological, and legal communities to diverse viewpoints and multifaceted experiences, our goal is to provide a forum for open discourse which will provide participants with valuable information applicable to their own business and legal situations.
CLE Credits and Price: 5 CLE credits. Price $145 CLE, $45 non-CLE (includes breakfast and lunch). Limited seating is available. Register online. Registrations will be processed in the order received.
For more information, click HERE.

Women in Math & Science | April 3 & 4
The University of Idaho Boise will sponsor the sixth annual Women in Math & Science on April 3rd and 4th on the first floor of the UIB building. Every year the Boise and Meridian School Districts select a total of 150 young women from 7th and 10th grades who join us for one of three sessions focused on STEM activities, with an emphasis on college and careers. The University is joined by a host of female volunteers who are professionals in STEM fields, and by women pursuing advanced degrees here at UI Boise. The goals of the program are to encourage young women to enter STEM careers, and to introduce them to women who have chosen those careers themselves.

This year, we have three colleges participating: Science, Natural Resources, and Engineering. The College of Science will provide the program MC, Dr. Lee Fortunato, and the gear. We’ve also changed the focus of the experiment. Moss staff and graduate students will set up and run two activities, a small stream table (mini-flume!) and an avalanche board that can simulate avalanche conditions. The College of Engineering will add the third rotation—a visit to the big flume! 

Coeur d'Alene

Easter Egg Hunt | Saturday, March 30, 10:00 am | Harbor Center Lawn
University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene will be hosting the 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt in conjunction with Lewis-Clark State College. This event is open to the families of students, staff and faculty. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m., and donuts and coffee will be provided. RSVP by emailing Please let us know how many adults and children you will be bringing as well as the ages of the children.

North Idaho Tourism Summit | Thursday, April 4, 9:00 am | Sandpoint Events Center
Tourism is a $1.8 billion industry in Idaho, are you getting your share? University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene’s AVP/CEO, Dr. Charles Buck, will be speaking about the University’s Role in Fostering Tourism Development at this exciting event. Register at 

Science on Tap | Tuesday, April 9, 5:30 pm | Fort Ground Grill
This event is held monthly on the second Tuesday of each month August – May. April’s speaker will be University of Idaho’s own Jason Barnes. He will be talking about “NASA’s Curiosity Rover…Exploring Mars.”

Tourism & Recreation Speaker Series | Wednesday, April 10, 4:00 p.m. | Harbor Center Room 241
For the final installment of this series, we are welcoming Rick Steltenpohl, Executive Director of Spokane Hoopfest. He will be discussing “Using Servant Leadership to Create a World Class Tourist Event.”

Art & Architecture High School Design Day | Saturday, April 13, 9:30 am | University of Idaho Research Park
High school students are invited to attend this event and learn what it means to be a student in the College of Art & Architecture. Students will engage in four activities throughout the day with a reception for the families to follow. This is an opportunity for them to get first hand design experience, meet UI alumni and network with Coeur d'Alene area professionals. The event is free, but pre-registration is required:  

Let’s Talk About Water Workshop & Film | Monday, April 22, 1:00 pm | NIC SUB Lake Coeur d'Alene Room
The Community Water Resource Center presents “Injury, Regulation, or Freedom: Property Rights, Environmental Regulation and Water Quality in the Coeur d'Alene Basin.” This will be a film and discussion event. The film, “Unforseen,” is about a political collision between property rights and land use regulation. Local panelists will join nationally renowned experts to weigh in on this topic. Major funding from the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. For more information go to:  

Idaho Falls

INL Scholastic Bowl | March 25-26
University Place

Phenomenal Physics Regional Science Fair | April 19
Portage, Inc
University Place

Silver and Gold Reception honoring Mike Carpenter and Bill Fredrickson | April 23
Hilton Garden Inn

Pizza, Posters and Presentations (Student Research) | April 26 
Center for Advanced Energy Studies

Idaho Falls Commencement | May 2
Colonial Theatre 

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