Staff Newsletter, January 2014


Professional Development & Learning Offerings

Further Details Available on our PDL Calendar


January 21st – University of Idaho Higher Education day at the capitol also includes the Legislative Breakfast

January 21st – Meet the Vandal event at Riverside Hotel

January 22nd – Kickoff of the University of Idaho 125th anniversary celebration

—Coeur d'Alene—

Science on Tap | January 14, 2014 | 5:30 pm | Fort Ground Grill

Babies born with galactosemia, a rare recessive genetic disorder, lack the enzyme to digest milk, any type of mammal milk including breast milk, cow’s milk, or goat’s milk. Infants with galactosemia who are not removed from milk experience liver and kidney failure and death within 1-6 weeks. Galactosemia is detected during the newborn heal poke test and is most prevalent in Irish Travellers (gypsies; 1 in 450) and least prevalent in the Asian population (1 in a million). All children born in the US are required to be tested for galactosemia, but healthcare providers are not required to inform parents of the results in time to save some of the affected infants. Additionally even when milk is restricted from the diet, most individuals with this disorder have neurologic (brain-based) speech, language, and motor impairments.

Please join Dr. Nancy Potter from WSU Spokane for a lively discussion about this puzzling and rare disorder. Dr. Potter is an Associate Professor for the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at Washington State University Spokane. Her research interests include the assessment and treatment of speech, language, and motor impairments in rare disorders and diseases. Her expertise includes dysphagia (swallowing disorders) and diagnosis and treatment of motor speech disorders in individuals with neurologic disorders and diseases.

College Info Night | February 4, 2014 | 4:00-7:00 pm | NIC Student Union

The Higher Ed Institutions in Coeur d'Alene are collaborating again this year for the 5th Annual College Info Night. Prospective students will have a chance to meet with representatives from Idaho schools as well as attend workshops on Financial Aid, Career Exploration, College Success and Dual Credit. Please encourage prospective new and transfer students you know in Coeur d'Alene to attend. 

—Idaho Falls—

Welcome Week | January 13-17

Welcome back for ISU and UI students.

Legislative Breakfast 2014 | January 21 – 7:00-10:00 am

State Capitol, Fourth Floor Rotunda

Meet the Vandals | January 23 - 3:00-8:00 pm

Bennion Student Union
University Place, Idaho Falls
Target audience is fall ’14 freshmen and their parents.

AVANZA | January 27

Bennion Student Union
University Place, Idaho Falls

This event is for first generation/low income Hispanic high school students (and their parents) who are planning on attending UI in Moscow in the fall. 

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