Staff Newsletter, July 2012 issue


University of Idaho — Moscow

Go to the events calendar to view more. Here are a few below...

Monday, July 2 | 8:30 AM
New Employee Welcome (NEW)
SUB - Appaloosa Room
New Employee Welcome (NEW), hosted by Professional Development and Learning, will introduce new employees to the University of Idaho culture, shared values, key University policies and highlight the ways employees earn more than a paycheck working at the University » Read More

Monday, July 2 | 1:00 PM
Benefits Orientation
HR Conference Room
Benefit Services will host a benefits orientation providing an overview of medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage, as well as retirement programs and other perks that come with working for the University of Idaho. » Read More

July 18, 2012 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Outlook 2010 Productivity Tricks Workshop and Demonstration

Albertson 335
Darren Kearney, ITS-Customer Support Help Desk Manager
Seating is Limited. To Register visit: For additional information, please contact or 208-885-2323.

Topics to be covered include:
• Managing meetings using make a meeting functionality or reschedule them instantly.
• Searching through thousands of messages instantly using search folders, conversation tracks, or just using the advanced search features.
• Setting up rules to manage your inbox, clean out unnecessary files, and provide instantaneous feedback.
• Coordinating emails by sharing folders, as well as setting up delegates within your office.
• Discussion of some of the underutilized features available now through the campus Exchange system.

University of Idaho — Coeur d'Alene

July 7 – August 17
Silver Valley Upward Bound kicks off summer programs
It’s upward and onward for 12 Silver Valley region students this summer as they prepare for higher education with classes at the University of Idaho and experiences at several universities and museums in Washington, DC. The Summer Institute is designed to introduce learners to research methods, critical thinking, analysis and reflection through project-based learning, college preparatory instruction, character development, service learning and leadership opportunities.

Friday, July 13
Vandal it Up at the Lake
Join Idaho Athletics for Vandal it Up on the Lake! at Dover Bay Resort in Dover, ID. Cost is $45 with a cocktail social at 5:30, buffet dinner at 6:30 and a program and live auction to follow. For more information contact Shelly Robson at 208-651-7992 or Alex Lett at 208-263-5493. If you are interested in a room at Dover Bay call Alex for Vandal rates.

July 30 – August 3
Environment in Our Community Day Camp
During this four day camp, students, along with university faculty and teen leaders, will explore the natural wonders of the local Watershed. This invitation only program is designed for students entering grades 5-7. The program will include activities such as investigations in community health factors related to the environment, water quality monitoring and testing, classification and remediation of local fauna and fish, and other community resource dependent activities. The Harbor Center site provides ready access to the community watershed, community recreational resources like the Centennial Trail, as well as laboratory facilities for authentic STEM activities. 

University of Idaho — Boise

Saturday, July 14 | 5:00 - 9:00 pm
8th Annual Vandal Picnic in Boise

Ann Morrison Park, Old Timer's Shelter
Near the Royal Blvd. entrance & the Parks and Rec. administrative offices
Sign up today for the 8th Annual Vandal Picnic in Boise, sponsored by The Curb Bar and Grill in Meridian—owned and operated by Vandals! RSVP online at  

Wednesday, July 18 | NOON
University of Idaho Boise Summer potluck
Mark your calendars for our annual summer get together. The Culture and Climate Committee is sponsoring a potluck on July 18th. The event will be held in Joe’s Corner at 12:00. More information and sign-up sheets will be distributed in early July.

Thursday, July 26 | 6:00 pm
Vandal Scholarship Fund Gala

6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner/Program/Silent and Live Auction
The Boise Centre, 850 W. Front Street, Boise ID 
Mark your calendars for the 23rd Annual Vandal Scholarship Fund Gala! 

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