Staff Newsletter May 2014


Professional Development & Learning Offerings

Further Details Available on our PDL Calendar

Business Writing Essentials, Thursday, May 1
How to Facilitate Meetings Effectively
, Monday, May 5
Managing Chaos and Pressure at Work
, Friday, May 9
Harnessing the Power of Excel Database Features,
Tuesday, May 13
How to Use Adobe Acrobat,
Monday, May 19
How to Go From Drained to Energized
, Wednesday, May 21
Communicating Through Email: Top 10 Dos and Don'ts
, Tuesday, May 27

For locations outside of Moscow, please contact for registration and webinar access information.


Tuesday, April 29th | Boise Bicycle Project

Boise Bicycle Project is presenting bicycle safety as a kickoff to May in Motion; 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 602

Thursday, May 1st | May Day Potluck and May in Motion begins

The UI Boise Center will participate in May in Motion by encouraging all employees to ride their bicycles, walk, vanpool, carpool and ride the bus to work. May in Motion is an annual event organized by Ada County Highway District Commuteride and Valley Regional Transit. The month long promotion is designed to reward Treasure Valley employers for educating their employees about transportation-related issues, and encourage their participation in transportation alternatives. The month long event will kick off with a potluck on 5/1 from 12:00-1:00 in room 156.

Wednesday, May 7th | University of Idaho Boise Commencement at the Centre on the Grove

—Coeur d'Alene—

Dual Credit Pizza Party | April 30, 6:00 p.m.

Current and prospective Dual Credit students and their families in the Coeur d'Alene area are invited to join us for a Pizza Party at the Harbor Center! They’ll be able to learn more about the University of Idaho and how dual credit coursework can give them a jump start on a college degree.

Coeur d’Alene Commencement | May 12, 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations to all the Coeur d’Alene graduates! The Coeur d’Alene staff will all be on hand to cheer on our local graduates that evening at Schuler Hall on the NIC campus. Stay tuned for pictures!

Science on Tap | May 13, 5:30 p.m.

Jim Ekins, Extension Water Educator—In the final presentation of this year’s series, Jim will provide homeowners and landowners with some easy-to-implement tips for using less water in their landscaping and yard, and also help protect surface water going through the storm drains and into the local creeks and lakes. Plus, learn about the IDAH2O Master Water Stewards volunteer water quality monitoring program, a citizen science program where volunteers learn water quality monitoring techniques, then can select a local creek or pond to do regular monitoring. Kids coloring books and Rathdrum-Spokane Aquifer Atlas (map-books) will be available for free for anyone who attends.

DancersDrummersDreamers | May 19, 7:00 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene is excited that DDD is once again visiting our area on the state-wide tour. They will send the day working with Lake City High School students then cap the night off with a free public performance—featuring many of the students they worked with all day! 

—Idaho Falls—

April 30 | Idaho Falls Staff Appreciation Lunch

Puerto Vallarta in Idaho Falls

May 8 | College of Education Commencement Luncheon

1:30-3:00 p.m.
University Place BSUB Multipurpose Room, Idaho Falls

May 8 | College of Engineering Commencement Luncheon

4:30-6:00 p.m.
University Place BSUB Multipurpose Room, Idaho Falls

May 8 | University of Idaho Commencement

7:30-9:00 p.m.
Colonial Theatre, 498 A Street, Idaho Falls

May 12 | Roger Scott Retirement

University Place BSUB Multipurpose Room, Idaho Falls

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