• Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series Guest Speaker
: ChE Dr. Olugbenga Famodu (Senior Process Engineer at Intel) “A story of what it takes to be successful”
NSBE-UI Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series is an educative, informative and inspiring talk that seeks to transform, motivate and inspire our students on current technology, economic and socio-political milestones championed by our chosen speakers. Dr. Famodu will give a speech "A story of what it takes to be successful (A successful blend of academic and industry experience)". February 5, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Best Western Gold/Silver. Dinner will be provided. Sponsored by: National Society of Black Engineers-UI, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, ESAC, ESPCoR, Idaho NASA Space Grant, and College of Engineering.
Boxes and Walls 2015
- Interested in participating in Boxes and Walls 2015? Boxes and Walls is University of Idaho's annual event that personalizes oppression and the importance of activism by "bringing it home" for the individual. Participants are led by a tour guide through a series of "rooms". Each room is designed to focus on a historically oppressed group, culture, or social justice concern named by students. Along the way, participants are placed into situations, doing activities, while being confronted with a wealth of information. The Boxes & Walls experience gives us all a glimpse of what being part of each group might be like, both historically and in the present day.
We are in need of student participants. If you are interested in participating in the program, check out the website here (http://www.uidaho.edu/diversity-human-rights/content/boxes-and-walls). Make sure to fill out the volunteer form. All are welcome to participate. The event itself will take place on March 5th-6th, 2015.
• Vandal Networking Night
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 5:30-7 pm Clearwater/Whitewater room. This is a 30 minute panel where students can ask career related questions of career fair employers and gather tips on how to network with recruiters. Opportunity to meet one-on-one with recruiters after the presentation. Appetizers will be served at this event. Don’t forget to bring your resume and professional dress required.
• Career Fair
Wednesday, February 4 from 2 – 6 pm Bruce Pitman Center (formally the SUB), Second Floor. Fair Information for Students/Alumni. Interested in seeing what companies and organizations are recruiting and hiring for? Check out the list of employers. The list is updated daily, so make sure to check back periodically between now and the fair to see what new employers have been added. Did you update your profile and check out the jobs on Hire a Vandal.
• First Annual MLK Art and Essay Contest!
To help commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the University of Idaho College of Law, Division of Diversity and Human Rights, Ubuntu, ASUI, and College of Graduate Studies are sponsoring the First Annual MLK Art and Essay Contest. The contest invites all UI undergraduates, graduates and professional students enrolled for the Spring 2015 semester to write a 1,000 to 1,500 word essay or create an artistic piece in the medium of their choice in response to the following: As we celebrate this anniversary, there is still so much work to be done. Reflect on the status of civil rights today and what challenges remain in fulfilling the aspirations of the civil rights movement. Issues related to civil rights can include, health care, religion and belief, voting, housing, employment, gender equality, immigration, racial and ethnic justice, domestic violence, public accommodations, gay rights, veteran status, Americans with disabilities and more. Essays will be judged on understanding of topic, original thinking, how effectively the artist presents a personal point of view, literary style, grammar and spelling. Art entries will be judged on how they evoke understanding on the part of the observer as to which civil rights issue or event or related message is presented. Art entries may be submitted with an up-to-250 word introduction. Undergraduate and graduate/professional entries will be judged separately. The winning essayists and artists in each category will win $500 each. An honorable mention award of $100 will also be given in each category. Submit essay entries electronically to Associate Dean and Ubuntu Chair Jeffrey A. Dodge at email@example.com. Submit art pieces to College of Law, Administration Office, Menard 101. The deadline to submit is 4:30 pm on January 30, 2015.
• Need a Graduate Fellowship?
Apply for a $15,000 research fellowship from the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium! To be eligible you must be pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in science, technology, engineering, math or math/science education and related disciplines, be attending Boise State University, Idaho State University or The University of Idaho, be a U.S. citizen, and possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The deadline for applications is February 2, 2015. To learn more and to apply, visit www.idahospacegrant.org and click on the "Student Opportunities" tab.
• Politics of Ebola in Africa.
Ernest Danjuma Enebi of AfricaResponds.org will address the Ebola response in Africa. February 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Vandal Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center- formerly, Student Union Building. Sponsored by: Martin Institute, Journalism and Mass Media, National Society of Black Engineers-UI, African Student Association and Black Student Union