Kent Nelson’s Retirement Celebration set for Wednesday
Please join a retirement celebration honoring Kent Nelson, University of Idaho’s general counsel. He is retiring after working nearly 15 years for U of I. A small gathering will be held 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, at the U of I Golf Course. Hosted hors d’oeuvres and no-host beverages will be available. RSVP here. If you have questions, email email@example.com.
2021 Jim Anderson Memorial Vandal Scramble Is Saturday
Join the Vandal Family at the 2021 Jim Anderson Memorial Vandal Scramble on Saturday, June 26, at the U of I Golf Course to raise funds for athletic scholarships. The schedule includes: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., registration; 11:30 a.m., no-host lunch; 1 p.m. shotgun start; 5 p.m., cocktail reception at Best Western University Inn; and 6:30 p.m., dinner at Best Western University Inn. Format is a four-person scramble. Divisions include Gross-Top 3 Teams, Net-Top 3 Teams and Women’s Team Maximum Handicap. Contests include Long Drive, Closest to the Pin and Hole-in-One. There will be silent and live auctions. Attire is Vandal gear. For more information, contact Eric Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register here.
New Catering Services Provider Chosen
Carved and Crafted by Idaho Eats has been tapped as the university’s new catering services provider. Carved and Crafted Catering will provide your event’s guests with a quality experience from start to finish, no matter the size. Visit Spoonfed, the new catering online ordering platform, to book food and beverages for your next event. Learn more about Carved and Crafted Catering.
Discontinue Use of COVID-Telework Codes for Time Entry
Per President Scott Green’s April 19 memo, all employees who have not already returned to their pre-COVID-19 workspace and without ongoing approved flexplace agreements or ADA accommodations are expected to return to work in person at their university-provided workspace by Thursday, July 1. Therefore, the “COVID-19 Telework EX FAC” and “COVID-19 Telework Classified” earnings codes will be removed from the timesheets and entry of remote work hours will no longer be necessary.
Vandal Health Clinic Summer Location Is Available
Vandal Health Clinic services are available to all students, dependents, faculty and staff. The clinic will be temporarily relocated for the summer break to the Gritman Moscow Family Medicine QuickCare office, 2500 W. A St. behind Walmart. Call 208-885-6693 for information on accessing services.
Green Dot/Title IX Sexual Misconduct Research Is Underway
Vandal Green Dot is in partnership with researchers from Idaho State University to conduct a research project exploring knowledge and perceptions about sexual misconduct on and near campus. Researchers are contacting a random sample of university faculty and staff for semi-structured interviews. Names of participants and any identifying information will be kept in strict confidence. Consider participating if contacted by this group. The project has been approved by the Institutional Review Board. Email the Dean of Students Office at email@example.com with questions.
Expiration Dates for IRB Protocols Established
As of July 1, 2021, Institutional Review Board (IRB) Exempt and Expedited protocols will be assigned an expiration date. Exempt protocols will expire five years from their initial approval date; Expedited protocols three years. The policy is also retroactive, but studies approved prior to July 1, 2021, will be given an expiration date as though they were approved after July 1, 2021. Each primary investigator and study contact will receive a notice when the expiration date has been assigned. This change will allow the IRB to close out protocols that are no longer active and have protocols use more recent versions of forms in VERAS. For more information, see the policy or contact the IRB coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events Council to Meet on Aug. 5
The next Events Council meeting is 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, in person and via Zoom. Events Council provides a forum and resource for event colleagues to unify and streamline the process of planning meaningful gatherings. If you are directly or indirectly involved in planning and executing U of I meetings or events, RSVP.
ORED Announces Limited Submission Funding Opportunity
The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to apply to the new limited submission funding opportunity with an upcoming NOI deadline — Idaho Department of Commerce, FY22 Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) Grant Program – Round 1, deadline: July 12, 2021. For more information and to submit a NOI to apply to this and other open limited submission funding opportunities, select the program from the table on the U of I InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the RFD Limited Submissions team at email@example.com with questions.
Summer Daily Register Submission Deadline Announced
The deadline for submissions to the weekly summer Daily Register is noon on Thursdays. All newsletters will resume a normal schedule and deadline the week of Aug. 15. Submit an item for the Daily Register.
Graduate Writing Support Is Available This Summer
The Writing Center’s graduate writing consultant is available for online consultations until Friday, Aug. 13. Visit the online schedule to make an appointment.
Support for APR and Faculty-Led Assessment Work Is Available
Support for the annual program review processes and faculty-led assessment model are available online if you missed the live trainings in May. Additional training opportunities will be announced later this summer. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation or individual training session if needed before then.
Tree Work Is Ahead
Maintaining our beautiful campus landscaping is a year-round project for Facilities. Tree work done by the arboriculture team is an essential part of keeping these trees in good condition and can minimize the chance of limbs or even whole trees coming down unexpectedly. During this work, take sensible precautions to keep yourself injury-free. Read on I-Safety to see what to watch for and do when you encounter this work as a pedestrian or driver.