Click on the name of the award to access the online application.
Any faculty member currently in a teaching position at the University of Idaho who has not received this award in the past two years is eligible. The intent of this award is to acknowledge outstanding service to undergraduate students above and beyond normal faculty obligations.
The James A. Barnes Memorial Award was created by the Associated Students of the University of Idaho (ASUI) to honor an outstanding UI staff member who displayed extraordinary enthusiasm and service to the students of the University of Idaho. Jim was the director of High School Relations (New Student Services) from 1975 to 1984. He died of cancer at the age of 36. Jim's incredible energy, sense of humor, and joy of living was an inspiration to many young people. He encouraged them to enroll at the University of Idaho and improve their lives through higher education. He gave tirelessly and joyfully of himself and is remembered by numerous alumni.
Staff and faculty advisers have been a part of students' extracurricular activities since the 1890s when the administration encouraged the development of student organizations in order to discourage young men from frequenting local saloons. Today, organization advisers still play a vital role in the lives of students. They give of themselves and their time to enhance the co-curricular experiences of our students. In recognition of the work that student organization advisers do above and beyond their professional responsibilities, the ASUI has created the Outstanding Student Organization Adviser Award.