Diving into Indigenous Studies
Five international studies students are participating in the Martin Scholars program, an intensive research-focused class, with faculty mentor Ashley Kerr
Spring 2018 Dean’s List Announced
Congratulations to the 709 CLASSy students named to the Spring 2018 Dean’s List. See the full list
History Honors Society Attends Regional Conference
Eight students - Abbygale Deleon, August Nelson-Alpert, Caitlin Beesley, Bruce Berry, Hunter Diehl, Sean Hyde, John Williams and Chloe O’Neill – represented the University of Idaho at the annual Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference in April. The students each presented their research on topics varying from the Enlightenment’s influence on architecture to a defense of the Crusades.
Finding Her Passion in Politics
Nicole Skinner, 20, considered a handful of colleges before choosing the University of Idaho. The deciding factor — a campus visit. Skinner, who is majoring in economics and political science, said she was able to strengthen that sense of “home” through student involvement, specifically ASUI. Read more.
Psychology Undergraduate Student Publishes on Alexander Technique
Jordan Becker, who just graduated with his psychology degree in May, was lead author on an article published in “Complementary Therapies in Medicine” about his research on the Alexander Technique. The paper titled “Preliminary evidence for feasibility efficacy and mechanisms of Alexander technique group classes for chronic pain,” was co-authored by faculty members Shawn Copeland (music) and Rajal Cohen (psychology) and student Emily Bottterbusch. Read the article.
McClure Center Interns Start Work in Boise
CLASS students Liz Daniel (senior, international studies and French) and Estefania Cervantes (senior, international studies and Spanish) recently begun their summer work as McClure Center interns in Boise. The University of Idaho’s James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research is Idaho’s most trusted and preeminent public policy research entity.
International Studies Student Recognized with State Department Scholarship
Congratulations to Alonso Arteaga, who received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study Chinese in Suzhou, China this summer. Alonso has previously received a Gilman International Scholarship to study in Chengdu, China, and a Freeman Award for Study in Asia. Read more.
U of I Trumpet Ensemble Performs at ITG Conference
Based on a successful audition, the University of Idaho Trumpet Ensemble was invited to perform at the 2018 International Trumpet Guild Conference, held in San Antonio, Texas on May 29 – June 2. Seven students from the Lionel Hampton School of Music, part of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, were invited to this premier conference with nearly 3,000 professional and student attendees. The U of I Trumpet Ensemble opened a recital by European trumpet virtuoso Philippe Litzler on May 31 at 10:45 a.m. Watch a portion of the ensemble's audition.
Graduate Student Idah Whisenant Presents Archaeological Findings
University of Idaho graduate student Idah Whisenant led an excavation of the historic Pen d'Oreille City, once active around 150 years ago, in 2017. Whisenant discussed the findings of the archaeological investigations at a community event, where she discussed the implications of this local Idaho history. Read more.
Advertising Student Interns with Tribal Tribune
Congratulations to Moia Ena, a senior pursuing a degree in advertising, is interning this summer at the Tribal Tribune. Read more.
Wilson Trusty Named 2018 Phil Mohan Award Recipient
The Phil Mohan Award for Academic Excellence was initiated in honor of Dr. Phil Mohan, emeritus professor of psychology. It is awarded annually to one undergraduate student who is majoring in psychology. The student must have a GPA of at least a 3.5 and be actively involved in psychology research. The 2018 recipient of this award is Wilson Trusty.
2018 William Reese Award Recipients Named
The William Reese Award for Outstanding Student Research was initiated by Dr. William Reese, who received his bachelor’s degree and master’s in psychology from the University of Idaho in 1938. This award is given to the undergraduate and graduate psychology student who accomplishes the best piece of research during the current year. This 2018 recipients of this award are undergraduate student Jordan Becker and graduate student Kellen Probert.
CLASS Students Participate in Undergraduate Research Symposium
Catherine Yenne and Ty Unruh, two CLASS seniors, presented their first-hand research at the University of Idaho’s 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Yenne and Unruh were among 16 CLASS students who presented their work. Read about the symposium. CLASS students who participated included:
- Thomas Banks and Trevor Ahrens – Student Perceptions of Concealed Firearms on Campus
- Kristina Cockerill and Rylee Robertson – Shoe Analysis of a Boise Basin Chinese Mining Camp
- Chelsea Codling – From Bones to Behavior: Zooarchaeology and Chinese Meat Consumption Patterns in the late 19th Century of a Boise Basin Mining Camp
- Alma Delic - Addressing American Indian Overdose Deaths in the Opioid Crisis
- Kimberly Gerken - Marine Turtle Conservation and Indigenous Development: Assessing Symbiotic Programs in the Torres Strait and Nicaragua
- Leanna Keleher - Understanding Trauma in Child Delivery
- Stephenie King - The Effect of Campus-Based Activities on Problematic Substance Use: A Social Control Theory Analysis
- Jean Parrella - Perceptions of Animal Welfare on Consumer Buying Habits
- Christina Ross - The Nature and Nuance of Climate Change Skepticism
- Emma Scott - From the Bean to the Bar: Assessing the Fair Trade Standard with West African Cocoa Farmers
- Hailee Tracy – A Mixed Methods Analysis of Gender Disparities in Scientists' Accounts of Success
- Morgan Trenary – Media Coverage of Retractions in the Scientific Literature
- Wilson Trusy – Self-critical Perfectionism, Daily Emotion Regulation, and Daily Affect in University Students
- Ty Unruh – Edelweiss: Flower of the Southern Germans
- Darcy Wayman and Rachel Falzon - Examining Child Mortality in Late 19th and Early 20th Century Northern Idaho
- Catherine Yenne – Righting the Wrong: An Analysis of Canadian Policy Regarding Boarding Schools for Indigenous Children and a Recommendation to the United States Government
- Catherine Yenne - The Case for Judicial Elections
U of I Students Examine Relationship Between Politics and Vaccine Attitudes
Students at the University of Idaho are helping researchers analyze how proximity to an outbreak of a disease affects people’s attitudes about vaccinations. Students Jordan Kizer and Emma Carson have spent months categorizing data collected by Bert Baumgaertner, Juliet Carlisle and Florian Justwan, U of I professors from the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, whose research on the role ideological beliefs play on vaccination attitudes was published in the journal of Public Library of Science One (PLOS ONE) in January. More about vaccine and politics.
Students Bring Potlatch History to Life
Students in this spring’s “Introduction to the Digital Humanities” class spent the semester using digital media to tell stories of one rural Idaho town. More about Potlatch history.
Sophomore Serves on Panel Asking Questions of State Treasurer Candidates
University of Idaho sophomore Kyle Pfannenstiel (Journalism and Political Science majors) recently participated in the Idaho Public Television Idaho Debates. Kyle was one of three journalists who asked questions of State Treasurer candidates. This was possible, because of his recent experience as a JAMM-McClure Legislative Intern. Watch the video and hear his questions at the 17:56 and 19:18 marks.
‘The Children’s Hour,” 84 Years Later
Although third-year University of Idaho MFA candidate Shea King typically works with contemporary theatrical pieces, he was willing to make an exception for “The Children’s Hour” — a play once banned in Boston theaters, boycotted by a Pulitzer prize committee judge and whose author, Lillian Hellman, was blacklisted during the Red Scare in the late ‘40s. More about The Children's Hour.