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The Daily Register is a publication of the University of Idaho designed to share policy issues, news and events with the campus community. As the primary communication medium for official information, it is delivered to all faculty and staff via email daily during the work week. This publication only prints items of university interest. Events must be sponsored by official university units or organizations.

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Oct. 23, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Faculty and Staff News

Tomorrow’s Movie Is Free and Will Be Inside

Due to snow and freezing temperatures, the drive-in movie “Remember the Titans,” playing 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 24, will be moved indoors to the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. The movie is free. The entrance is on Vandal Alley, on the west end of the Kibbie Dome. Face coverings and social distancing are required. No concessions will be available.
 

‘Supporting Students in Distress’ Workshop Is Oct. 27

Join Vandal Health Education 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, for an interactive workshop on “Supporting Students in Distress.” Learn how to recognize when students are struggling, how to have a conversation to get them connected to help and how to create an environment that encourages success. Register online.
 

‘Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub’ Is Oct. 29

Stephen Hanlon, director of the Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub at the University of Wyoming, will present next in the series of ASCEND Hub webinars, “Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub,” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. He will describe how the Hub fits into the bioscience ecosystem, the components of the Hub and how the Hub will use existing resources in the state to support and guide researchers and entrepreneurs. Register online and view past seminars.
 

Trick-or-Treat at Hays Hall Is Oct. 30

Don your costume — or just get the kids dressed up — and stop by for a socially distanced trick-or-treat 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in Hays Hall/Alumni Office Courtyard, across from the Farmhouse Fraternity. Joe Vandal will make an appearance 5-6 p.m. for photos. This event is open to alumni, staff, faculty, fans and friends and will happen rain or shine. A separate event for current students will be 7-9 p.m. Non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Vandals vs. Bengals Food Fight, ending Saturday, Oct. 31. Plan to wear your mask and keep your distance. Candy will be pre-packaged and distributed through a chute with volunteers wearing gloves. Email Marie Duncan at marie@uidaho.edu for more information.
 

University Honors Program Faculty Workshop and Recognition Event Is Nov. 5

Join the Honors Program and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in Teaching and Learning Center Room 030 or via Zoom for a faculty workshop and recognition event. The event will be facilitated by Brian Smentkowski, CETL director, and Sandra Reineke, University Honors Program director, and will be a conversation on supporting honors teaching and learning contributions in the classroom and beyond. The event will also celebrate the innovations of honors faculty whose teaching makes a difference in the learning and the lives of honors students. RSVP is not required but is recommended to ensure COVID-19 social distancing guidelines are maintained. Email cetl@uidaho.edu to RSVP or with questions.
 

Learn About ‘Transforming the Teacher Workforce’ Nov. 5

Join the first College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Diverse Dialogues series event, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, via Zoom. The topic will be “Transforming the Teacher Workforce: They Need to See Teachers Like Me,” and will be moderated by Vanessa Anthony-Stevens, assistant professor of social and cultural studies. This event will feature a group of panelists of diverse backgrounds representing teachers, community members, administrators and teacher educators discussing the challenges associated with racially and ethnically diversifying the teaching workforce. Learn more and register.
 

Fall ’20 Marks Highest Progress Survey Response Rate to Date

In mid-September, course instructors reviewed students’ academic performance by submitting early warning grade progress surveys in VandalStar. Course instructors’ response rate, at 69%, was the highest for any term thus far. The Fall 2019 submission rate was 52% with 1,034 total sections reporting. Fall 2020 term represents a 33% increase in overall submissions with 1,163 total sections completing progress surveys. More than 10,000 VandalStar flags and kudos were added to students’ VandalStar accounts in a 10-day period thanks to their efforts. Read more.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Deadline to Add or Drop Late Eight-Week Classes
Halloween Window Painting Competition: Noon to 3 p.m., ASUI Student Vandal Lounge, ISUB
Radiation Safety Orientation: 3-5 p.m., Ag Sci Room 062
Queer Convos with the GSA: 5-6 p.m., Women’s Center, Room 109, Memorial Gym
‘The Revolutionists:’ 6-8 p.m., Online via Zoom

Weekend

Envision: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center
Wellbeing Ambassadors Sources of Strength Training: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Online
‘The Revolutionists:’ 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Online via Zoom
‘The Revolutionists:’ 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Online via Zoom

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

Featured Stories

Whodunnit? Finding the Source of E.coli in Pocatello’s Mink Creek

Thousands of recreational enthusiasts descend upon Mink Creek, near Pocatello, every summer. With the discovery that the creek and its tributaries contain high levels of E.coli, the U.S. Forest Service Caribou-Targhee National Forest — aided by researchers at the University of Idaho — were on the hunt to solve a mystery: Who or what is contaminating the water? Read more.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Announcements

Sabbatical Applications Are Due Oct. 30

Applications for sabbatical leaves to be taken during the 2021-22 academic year must be received by the Sabbatical Leave Evaluation Committee by Friday, Oct. 30. Check with your college dean's office for internal college due dates to allow time for letters to be written. Complete applications should be submitted to provost@uidaho.edu. See the Sabbatical webpage for more information.
 

Nominations for Honorary Degrees for May 2021 Commencement Are Due Nov. 16

Nominations of candidates for honorary degrees for the May 2021 commencement ceremony are due by Monday, Nov. 16, and must be submitted to provost@uidaho.edu. See the nomination instructions in FSH 4930.

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Oct. 22, 2020
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Modeling-Based Research Funding Is Available; Info Session Is Today

The Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI) promotes modeling-based research at U of I. An information session for the IMCI Pilot Grant Program will be 12:30 p.m. today, Oct. 22, via Zoom. The program will fund up to five new research projects and collaborations this year. During the session, learn how your research ideas could fit into the program and receive instructions on how to apply.
 

College of Science Student Research Expo Presentations Are Today

The annual College of Science Student Research Expo has moved online this year. Undergraduate and graduate students have prepared brief presentations on their current projects and live presentations will be 2 p.m. today, Oct. 22, via Zoom. Visit the virtual exhibit hall.
 

Planned Maintenance for VandalWeb and Banner Begins Tomorrow

Beginning 6 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 23, the VandalWeb and Banner Systems will undergo a required infrastructure migration. During this maintenance, both systems and any others that rely on them will be inaccessible. The project is anticipated to last through Sunday, Oct. 25. All systems are expected to be fully functional at the beginning of business on Monday, Oct. 26. Request assistance at the ITS tech support portal.
 

Learn About Political Party Basics Oct. 26

Join Aman McLeod, U of I assistant professor of political science, 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, via Zoom, as he explores the history and function of political parties in the United States.
 

Learn How to Handle Controversy with Civility Oct. 29

Nervous about engaging in political conversations with others, especially those you disagree with? Join Brian Smentkowski, U of I associate professor of political science, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, via Zoom, to learn more about how to have tough conversations this election season.
 

Register for Mental Health First Aid for Faculty and Staff by Oct. 30

Attend a Virtual Mental Health First Aid course from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 1, and Thursday, Dec. 3. Mental Health First Aid is a certification program to help faculty, staff and students understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even with no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health-related crisis. Register by Friday, Oct. 30.
 

Learn About Moving Your Innovative Idea Toward Commercialization Nov. 12

ASCEND (Accelerating Solutions for Commercialization and Entrepreneurial Development) will present a webinar titled “SBIR/STTR Phase II: Moving Your Innovative Idea Toward Commercialization” 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. Del Mackey, senior economic development officer, Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University, will discuss the SBIR/STTR Phase II, how it helps move you further down the commercialization pipeline, aspects of commercialization you should be aware of and companion programs that enhance your potential Phase II award. Register for the webinar and view upcoming events and archived ASCEND webinars.
 

VandalStar Midterm Flags Help Facilitate Student Contact

Course instructors are assessing students’ academic progress in classes and submitting midterm grades in VandalWeb. Those grades are also posted in VandalStar. Students who earn a midterm grade of D and/or F will receive an automatic email notification starting today, Oct. 22, via VandalStar. An alert “flag” is also posted on their dashboard. Students are encouraged to take immediate action and seek help from their instructors and advisors while exploring available academic campus resources. Advisors and academic support staff across campus will utilize this grade information to coordinate student outreach efforts and to connect with students. Email vandalstar@uidaho.edu with questions about VandalStar and advising@uidaho.edu with questions about advising.
 

Take a Survey About Your Campus Dining Experience

To gain perspective on current dining habits and help plan for the future, you are invited to participate in a market research survey regarding your dining behaviors and dining operations on campus. You are under no obligation to participate; however, upon completion of the survey, you will have the opportunity to win a prize. The winner will receive two roundtrip airline tickets to anywhere in the continental U.S. Your responses will help Vandals Dining make dining enhancements. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. Take the survey.
 

Take a Steak Research Survey

The Meat Science Research Team within the Department of Animal, Veterinary and Food Sciences is conducting a survey on purchasing behaviors of top round steaks. The survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete and your answers will remain anonymous. Email Phil Bass at pbass@uidaho.edu with questions. Take the survey.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Fall Semester Virtual Q&A Talks with Torrey No. 3: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
IMCI Pilot Grant Information Session: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
‘Bach and Telemann: Friends and Rivals,’ Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Dissertation/Thesis Support Group: 2-3 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 3:30 p.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Graduate School 101: 3:30-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
‘No One Writes Me Down: Feminist Movements and the Heroes of History:’ 5-6 p.m., Online via Zoom
The Body Project: 5-6 p.m., Online
Debate and Dye: 6-7 p.m., ASUI Student Vandal Lounge, ISUB
Presidential Debate: 6-7:30 p.m., ASUI Student Vandal Lounge, ISUB
Presidential Debate Watch: 6-7:30 p.m., C26, Wallace Basement, Wallace Residence Center

Friday

Deadline to Add or Drop Late Eight-Week Classes
Halloween Window Painting Competition: Noon to 3 p.m., ASUI Student Vandal Lounge, ISUB
Radiation Safety Orientation: 3-5 p.m., Ag Sci Room 062
Queer Convos with the GSA: 5-6 p.m., Women’s Center, Room 109, Memorial Gym
‘The Revolutionists:’ 6-8 p.m., Online via Zoom

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

COVID-19 Questions

Each week, we will be featuring the answer to a COVID-19 question asked by a member of the Vandal Family. Visit U of I's COVID-19 webpage for the latest updates and for more of your COVID-19 questions answered.

Someone in the unit I supervise tested positive. I feel an obligation to tell the rest of the unit. Can I?

No. You cannot disclose a health condition of an employee (or student). If the employee can continue to work (or attend class) from home, they should. Supervisors may tell other employees that the person is working from home but cannot disclose why.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Congratulations to Recent U of I Distinguished Scholarship Applicants

Congratulations to 10 University of Idaho students and alumni who successfully submitted Fulbright, Marshall, Mitchell and Schwarzman Scholarship national applications in recent days. They have been working with the Distinguished Scholarships Program since Summer 2020.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Announcements

Show Your Vandal Spirit Every Friday

Are you proud of being a member of the Vandal Family? Let your enthusiasm show by participating in Vandal Spirit Fridays. Each Friday, all university employees and students statewide are encouraged to wear Vandal gear and show their silver and gold colors.

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Faculty and Staff News

Virtual Q&A Talks with Torrey Is Tomorrow

Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence will host bi-weekly Q&A conversations with faculty and staff 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 22, via Zoom. Upcoming events will take place Wednesday, Nov. 4; Thursday, Nov. 19; and Wednesday, Dec. 9. Participants are invited to ask questions in advance, during the event, or just listen to the discussion. Questions submitted in advance will help shape the conversation and should be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the event. Authenticated U of I email addresses will have access to the Zoom meeting. The waiting room is enabled. Learn more.
 

Parent Night Out Is Oct. 23

Enjoy an evening out while staff in Recreation and Wellbeing entertain the kids at a Pumpkin Extravaganza, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the Student Recreation Center. Counselors will lead children through painting pumpkins, games and a viewing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Cost is $30. Email kdoman@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more and register.
 

‘Navigating Difficult COVID-19-Related Topics’ Is Oct. 27

The next session of Supervising in the Time of COVID-19 is 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, via Zoom. The session will focus on “Navigating Difficult COVID-19-Related Topics” such as evaluations, furloughs, leave, etc. An invitation has been sent to all supervisors, but the session is open to anyone who wants to attend. Email Joana Espinoza at jespinoza@uidaho.edu to submit questions in advance. View the videos from previous sessions.
 

Export Control and Trade Sanctions Training Sessions Are Oct. 28 and Dec. 9

The Office of Research Assurances will offer export control and trade sanctions training 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, and 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, via Zoom. The content of both sessions will be the same. Email ored-export@uidaho.edu to register for a session.
 

Trick or Treat at Hays Hall Oct. 30

Don your costume — or just get the kids dressed up — and stop by for a socially distanced trick or treat 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in Hays Hall/Alumni Office Courtyard, across from the Farmhouse Fraternity. Joe Vandal will make an appearance 5-6 p.m. for photos. This event is open to alumni, staff, faculty, fans and friends and will happen rain or shine. A separate event for current students will be 7-9 p.m. Non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Vandals vs. Bengals Food Fight, ending Saturday, Oct. 31. Plan to wear your mask and keep your distance. Candy will be pre-packaged and will be distributed through a chute with volunteers wearing gloves. Email Marie Duncan at marie@uidaho.edu for more information.
 

Complete Employee Training by Dec. 11

Have you finished your annual employee required training? The four all-employee training topics for 2020 are: creating a respectful community, fire safety, IT security and diversity and inclusion. All regular faculty and staff, temporary faculty and staff and student employees — including graduate students — with appointments lasting longer than three months must complete the trainings no later than Friday, Dec. 11. Employees who do not complete the required training by the deadline may be subject to administrative or disciplinary actions. To complete the training, log in to BbLearn. You must use a fully updated version of Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari when accessing BbLearn. Select “LOGIN” and enter your Vandal NetID credentials when prompted. Your course dashboard will display. You can then view and select your active courses from the right-hand “My BbLearn Courses” widget.
 

3-D Printer to Revolutionize Biofluids and Biomechanics Research at U of I

With the help of a more than $300,000 major research instrumentation grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the University of Idaho College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical Engineering is installing a high-resolution, mixed-material 3-D printer. To be housed in the Integrated Research and Innovation Center, this state-of-the-art 3-D printer can print large, geometrically detailed and flexible 3-D structures. The printer can also produce pieces in extremely high resolution, 16 microns, about one-third the average cross-section of a human hair. This complex printing is not currently possible using other 3-D printers on the Moscow campus. Read more.
 

Fall ’20 Marks Highest Progress Survey Response Rate to Date

In mid-September, course instructors reviewed students’ academic performance by submitting early warning grade progress surveys in VandalStar. Course instructor’s response rate, at 69%, was the highest for any term thus far. The Fall 2019 submission rate was 52% with 1,034 total sections reporting. Fall 2020 term represents a 33% increase in overall submissions with 1,163 total sections completing progress surveys. Over 10,000 VandalStar flags and kudos were added to students’ VandalStar accounts in a 10-day period thanks to their efforts. Read more.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 10 a.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
2020 Heritage Orchard Conference: 10-11:30 a.m., Online via Zoom
Health Hut: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., ISUB Plaza
Jamie Derrick Mindfulness Drop-In: Noon to 12:20 p.m., Online via Zoom
Professional Development Initiative: Job Searching – How to Search Using All the Online Tools: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Faculty Success Seminar: NSF CAREER All Year: Getting Started on Your Proposal: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Landscape Architecture Lecture Series: ‘Stormwater Design: ICCU Arena and U of I Campus Projects:’ 1:30-2:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Graduate School 101: 3:30-5 p.m., Online via Zoom

Thursday

IMCI Pilot Grant Information Session: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
‘Bach and Telemann: Friends and Rivals,’ Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Dissertation/Thesis Support Group: 2-3 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 3:30 p.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Graduate School 101: 3:30-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
‘No One Writes Me Down: Feminist Movements and the Heroes of History:’ 5-6 p.m., Online via Zoom
The Body Project: 5-6 p.m., Online
Debate and Dye: 6-7 p.m., ASUI Student Vandal Lounge, ISUB
Presidential Debate: 6-7:30 p.m., ASUI Student Vandal Lounge, ISUB
Presidential Debate Watch: 6-7:30 p.m., C26, Wallace Basement, Wallace Residence Center

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. U of I is the first university in the Northwest to offer a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity, and our nationally-recognized faculty have been training students for professional positions for more than two decades. Throughout the month, we will be highlighting some of the great people and research within U of I’s cybersecurity program.

Osama Al Qahtani

Vehicle crashes killed an estimated 36,120 people in the U.S. last year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. With human error accounting for 94% of crashes, researchers at University of Idaho look to communication between cars themselves to make the difference. Read more.

News Releases

Full-Time U of I Enrollment Down 3%; Decrease Greater with Dual-Credit and Non-Degree

Overall enrollment at the University of Idaho for Fall 2020 is 10,791. This is a 9.5% decrease overall. Much of the decrease comes from a decline in dual-credit students — high school students who are enrolled for credit — of 584, and non-degree students. This was unexpected and most likely due to COVID-19. A decrease as a result of the uncertainty of the pandemic was expected. Full-time enrollment without dual-credit and non-degree students is down 3%, a number that, while not meeting the pre-pandemic goals of the university, is reasonable in the circumstances. U of I has gone to extreme efforts this fall to hold in-person classes and provide the unique student experience for which the university is known. Read more.

Job Opportunities

View a complete listing of career opportunities available at the University of Idaho.

Employee Announcements

U of I Is a Tobacco-Free Campus

In order to protect the health of all of our students, employees and community at large, the University of Idaho is proud to be 100% tobacco-free. The use of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes (vaping), smokeless tobacco, hookahs and any other tobacco-based products, is banned on all U of I property, research facilities and in university vehicles. Vandal Health Education has numerous resources for individuals who would like to reduce their tobacco use, including free cessation materials and local classes.

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Oct. 20, 2020
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Vandal Food Pantry Changes Locations Starting Today

The Vandal Food Pantry curbside pick-up is moving to the loading dock of the Bruce M. Pitman Center — west side of the building between the Pitman and Greek Row — starting today, Oct. 20. Learn more.
 

Win a Gift Card or Wireless Activity Tracker by Completing Annual Enrollment Early

You will have a chance to win a gift card for the VandalStore or a wireless activity tracker if you complete your annual enrollment during the first two weeks. If you enroll the first week (Oct. 19-25), you will be entered into the first drawing. The second drawing will include all employees who enroll during the first or second week (Oct. 19-Nov. 1). This means if you enroll the first week of annual enrollment on VandalWeb, you will have two opportunities to win.
 

Hazardous Materials Management Workshop for Labs Is Today

A Hazardous Materials Management Workshop for Labs is 3-5 p.m. today, Oct. 20, in Ag Sci Room 062. Contact Environmental Health and Safety at 208-885-6524 with questions.
 

Cup of Joe with James Alves-Foss Is Today

Register for the ninth episode of the Cup of Joe series, 4-5 p.m. today, Oct. 20, via Zoom. Chat with University of Idaho Distinguished Professor James Alves-Foss, who is a founding member and now director of the U of I Center for Secure and Dependable Systems, which supports and coordinates research and education in information assurance and cyber defense. Learn more and register.
 

Annual College of Science Student Research Exposition Is Oct. 20-23

The College of Science presents the 16th annual Student Research Exposition, taking place Oct. 20-23. This year’s event will be virtual. Learn more.
 

VandalStar Midterm Flags Help Facilitate Student Contact

Course instructors are assessing students’ academic progress in classes and submitting midterm grades in VandalWeb. Those grades are also posted in VandalStar. Students who earn a midterm grade of D and/or F will receive an automatic email notification starting Thursday, Oct. 22, via VandalStar. An alert “flag” is also posted on their dashboard. Students are encouraged to take immediate action and seek help from their instructors and advisors while exploring available academic campus resources. Advisors and academic support staff across campus will utilize this grade information to coordinate student outreach efforts and to connect with students. Email vandalstar@uidaho.edu with questions about VandalStar and advising@uidaho.edu with questions about advising.
 

Radiation Safety Orientation Is Oct. 23

A Radiation Safety Orientation class is 3-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in Ag Sci Room 062. This class is specifically for students who are unable to access the online course in GoSignMeUp. Anyone able to take the course in GoSignMeUp should do so to save limited seating for those who need it. Contact Environmental Health and Safety at 208-885-6524 with questions.
 

Accessibility Awareness ASB Is Nov. 13-15

Join Alternative Service Break for a weekend of service in and around Moscow Nov. 13-15 and learn about making the campus and local community more accessible to everyone. The deadline to apply is Sunday, Nov. 1. Email volunteer@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

U of I Has Gone Solar

The U of I Solar Initiative, in partnership with the Sustainability Center and Facilities, has taken action to accelerate our transition to clean energy — 368 solar panels have been installed on the top of the Integrated Research and Innovation Center. Learn more.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

U of I Virtual Career Fair: Noon to 6 p.m., Online
Graduate Student Essentials: Creating a Research Poster: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
‘Reconciliation of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima:’ Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandals for Recovery: Free Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Panorama Room, ISUB
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 3:30 p.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Faculty Senate Meeting No. 10: 3:30-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
Bowldering League: 7-9 p.m., Climbing Center, Student Recreation Center

Wednesday

Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 10 a.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
2020 Heritage Orchard Conference: 10-11:30 a.m., Online via Zoom
Health Hut: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., ISUB Plaza
Jamie Derrick Mindfulness Drop-In: Noon to 12:20 p.m., Online via Zoom
Professional Development Initiative: Job Searching – How to Search Using All the Online Tools: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Faculty Success Seminar: NSF CAREER All Year: Getting Started on Your Proposal: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Landscape Architecture Lecture Series: ‘Stormwater Design: ICCU Arena and U of I Campus Projects:’ 1:30-2:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Graduate School 101: 3:30-5 p.m., Online via Zoom

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

Featured Stories

Shelley McGuire Discusses Research on Breast Milk

Shelley McGuire discusses her research on human breast milk, including the microbes that live in milk and whether mothers can pass COVID-19 to babies through milk, in the first episode of the new season of “The Vandal Theory” podcast. With interviews and quick updates on all things Vandal, discover the world of U of I research with host Leigh Cooper. Listen to the interview.

News Releases

Registration Is Open for Virtual High School Design Day

The University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture invites high school students to experience student life as an emerging designer during High School Design Day, offered virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic Saturday, Nov. 7. Read more.

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University of Idaho Marching Band Gets Creative Amid COVID-19

This story and video were produced by Taylor Viydo and published on Oct. 12 by KREM2.
The University of Idaho Vandal marching band is getting creative when it comes to performing amidst COVID-19. The band doesn't have any fall football games to play at first and foremost. More importantly, band leaders have opted to take a cautious approach when it comes to students playing woodwind and brass instruments that could potentially spread contagious aerosols. Learn more.

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Employee Announcements

Sabbatical Applications Are Due Oct. 30

Applications for sabbatical leaves to be taken during the 2021-22 academic year must be received by the Sabbatical Leave Evaluation Committee by Friday, Oct. 30. Check with your college dean's office for internal college due dates to allow time for letters to be written. Complete applications should be submitted to provost@uidaho.edu. See the Sabbatical webpage for more information.
 

Faculty Can Delay Promotion, Tenure Due to COVID-19

Faculty who are scheduled to go up for promotion and/or tenure Fall 2021 or later can request a one-year delay due to COVID-19 disruptions. The deadline to request this delay is March 15, 2021. Submit your request online.

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Annual Benefits Enrollment Is Open

Welcome to 2021 Annual Enrollment for benefits effective Jan. 1, 2021. Starting today, Oct. 19, you can log in to VandalWeb and complete your elections. Annual Enrollment lasts through midnight Pacific time Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Visit the Annual Enrollment webpage for additional information on plan changes and how to enroll. Contact the University of Idaho Benefits Center at 208-885-3697 with questions. Help is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time Monday through Friday.
 

Additional Flu Shot Clinics Are Being Scheduled; Today’s Clinic Is Full

Today’s flu shot clinic is full. If you did not complete the pre-registration process and book a time slot, please do not show up today, Oct. 19, for the clinic. Additional flu shot clinics will be scheduled for campus and the dates will be communicated and listed online. You can also visit any local pharmacy for a quick drop-in flu shot or schedule an appointment at the Vandal Health Clinic by calling 208-885-6693.
 

One-Credit IFIT Classes Are Available

The IFIT (formerly PEB) Program at U of I is open for enrollment for late eight-week classes. Classes will start this week and will go online after Thanksgiving Break. Contact Liddy Kang '17 at liddy@uidaho.edu for more information. See the IFIT schedule.
 

National Student Exchange Virtual Fair Is Oct. 19-23

Learn about study away opportunities in the U.S. and Canada with National Student Exchange during a virtual fair. Attend one or more sessions Oct. 19-23 to learn about different options in Hawaii, Guam, The Virgin Islands, French-speaking Canada and more. Learn more about National Student Exchange.
 

Virtual Conversation with Common Read Author Is Tomorrow

Join a virtual conversation 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 20, featuring Cristina Henriquez, the author of “The Book of Unknown Americans,” which was selected as the Common Read for 2020-21. Register online.
 

NSF CAREER All Year: Getting Started on Your Proposal Is Oct. 21

In a session 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, via Zoom, learn about strategies for identifying and contacting National Science Foundation (NSF) program officers, thinking ahead about your education plan and considering your project’s broader impacts. A recent CAREER awardee will discuss their experience and answer questions. Learn more.
 

Modeling-Based Research Funding Is Available; Info Session Is Oct. 22

The Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI) promotes modeling-based research at U of I. An information session for the IMCI Pilot Grant Program will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, via Zoom. The program will fund up to five new research projects and collaborations this year. During the session, learn how your research ideas could fit into the program and receive instructions on how to apply.
 

Parent Night Out Is Oct. 23

Enjoy an evening out while staff in Recreation and Wellbeing entertain the kids at a Pumpkin Extravaganza, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the Student Recreation Center. Counselors will lead children through painting pumpkins, games and a viewing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Cost is $30. Email kdoman@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more and register.
 

Planned Maintenance for VandalWeb and Banner Is Oct. 23-25

Beginning 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, the VandalWeb and Banner Systems will undergo a required infrastructure migration. During this maintenance, both systems and any others that rely upon them will be inaccessible. The project is anticipated to last through Sunday, Oct. 25. All systems are expected to be fully functional at the beginning of business on Monday, Oct. 26. Request assistance at the ITS tech support portal.
 

Golf in the Snow and Around the World with the Vandal Golf Simulator League

Summer is over, but Vandal Golf’s Simulator League is just getting started. Teams of two compete in the eight-week league using the U of I Golf Course’s state-of-the-art Trackman Simulator. League members get to play through world-renowned courses each week in a virtual format. Registration includes access to discounted season passes and golf lessons with Vandal Golf’s PGA Pro staff. Play to win or just for fun while keeping a sharp game through winter. Register by Sunday, Oct. 25. Call the Golf Shop at 208-885-6171 or email golf@uidaho.edu for more information. Learn more about the Trackman Simulator.
 

Submit to the International Education Week Photo, Video Contest

The International Programs Office invites all University of Idaho students to share their photos/videos from around the world for a chance to win a GoPro or VandalStore gift card. Entrants must be an enrolled student at the University of Idaho in Fall 2020. There are three photo and video categories: Vandal Pride, Global Classroom and Landscapes. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1. Learn more.
 

First-Generation College Celebration Day Is Nov. 8

First-Generation College Celebration Day is Sunday, Nov. 8. Thirty percent of U of I students and many faculty and staff identify as first-generation college students – first in their family to attend/graduate from college. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to submit a video highlighting their first-generation college experience. The first 100 people who submit a video will be invited to pick up a first-generation college T-shirt. A compilation video will be released the week of Nov. 9, and stories will be shared on social media.
 

New Limited Submission Funding Opportunities Are Available

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent to apply to limited submission funding opportunities from the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program, the National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Arts Projects, the National Science Foundation Ethical and Responsible Research Program, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Grant Challenges Algebra Program. For more information and to submit a notice of intent to apply to these and other open limited submission funding opportunities, select the program from the table on the U of I InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the Research and Faculty Development Limited Submissions team at ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Gear Up for Advising Season with VandalStar

VandalStar’s online appointment scheduling is a favorite feature of U of I students with 80% of VandalStar appointments scheduled by the students themselves. If you are a faculty advisor or staff employee who would like to offer students this online scheduling option for the upcoming advising season – or in general – email vandalstar@uidaho.edu or submit a 1:1 training request form.
 

Easily Report Your Safety Concerns

The Report a Safety Concern form provides faculty, students and staff a way to report any campus safety concern or issue, anonymously if desired. Submitted forms receive immediate attention and are directed to the appropriate unit for review and consideration. If the concern involves an immediate threat to people, property and/or the environment, call 208-855-6524 to report it to Environmental Health and Safety, or call 911 as appropriate. Learn more on the I-Safety website.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Free OrganiCup Menstrual Cup for U of I Students: Through Monday, Oct. 26
Fall Midterm Grades Due
Late Eight-Week Classes Begin

Tuesday

U of I Virtual Career Fair: Noon to 6 p.m., Online
Graduate Student Essentials: Creating a Research Poster: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
‘Reconciliation of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima:’ Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandals for Recovery: Free Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Panorama Room, ISUB
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 3:30 p.m., Loading zone at the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Cup of Joe with James Alves-Foss: 4-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
Bowldering League: 7-9 p.m., Climbing Center, Student Recreation Center

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In Memoriam

Russell C. Biggam

Russell C. Biggam passed away Oct. 12 in Moscow. After graduating from the University of Idaho in 1972 with his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture, he worked as an aquatic entomologist at the university until he retired in 2008. Read Russell’s obituary.

Featured Stories

Investigating Smut Resistance

Rachel Patterson first fell in love with agriculture when she took a plant science class in high school. Now pursuing a master’s degree in plant pathology from the University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Patterson is investigating a pathogen in wheat called smut, also known as common bunt or dwarf bunt, which is caused by two different types of fungi — Tilletia laevis and T. caries. Read more.

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Employee Announcements

Faculty Senate Meeting No. 10 Is Tomorrow

Faculty Senate Meeting No. 10 will be 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 20, via Zoom. The agenda and supporting documents will be emailed to Faculty Senate members and are on the Faculty Senate website. View the Talking Points from Meeting No. 9.

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BbLearn Grade Center Mentor Session Is Today

Learn about common BbLearn Grade Center questions during a 30-minute session 2:30 p.m. today, Oct. 16, via Zoom. Bring questions and staff from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will answer them during the session or connect you with the people who can. Register online.
 

Cup of Joe with James Alves-Foss Is Oct. 20

Register for the ninth episode of the Cup of Joe series, 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, via Zoom. Chat with University of Idaho Distinguished Professor James Alves-Foss, who is a founding member and now director of the U of I Center for Secure and Dependable Systems, which supports and coordinates research and education in information assurance and cyber defense. Learn more and register.
 

Mental Strength Workout Begins Oct. 20

Learn skills and strategies to exercise the power of your mind and increase your mental fortitude with “Mental Strength Workout,” an online seminar presented by Kepro’s Employee Assistance Program. Participate online starting Tuesday, Oct. 20, by entering code UI1.
 

Export Control and Trade Sanctions Training Sessions Are Oct. 28 and Dec. 9

The Office of Research Assurances will offer export control and trade sanctions training 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, and 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, via Zoom. The content of both sessions will be the same. Email ored-export@uidaho.edu to register for a session.
 

Nominations for Honorary Degrees for May 2021 Commencement Are Due Nov. 16

Nominations of candidates for honorary degrees for the May 2021 commencement ceremony are due by Monday, Nov. 16, and must be submitted to provost@uidaho.edu. See the nomination instructions in FSH 4930.
 

Think About VandalStar Scheduling for Student Advising

VandalStar’s appointment scheduling feature provides faculty advisors and staff a helpful tool to connect with students in a timely and efficient way. Online and syncable with the U of I Outlook calendar, students can easily find and schedule meetings through VandalStar without calling or emailing. This feature is especially useful during advising season before course registration opens. Contact vandalstar@uidaho.edu or 208-885-8787 to learn more.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Behind the Scenes: Production Design Presentations for ‘The Revolutionists:’ 5-6 p.m., Online via Zoom
LHSOM Student Chamber Jazz Groups: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Online via Zoom

Weekend

Student Chamber Recital: Brass and Woodwind Ensembles: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Online via Zoom

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In Memoriam

Donald R. Johnson

Donald R. Johnson, a long-time professor at the University of Idaho, passed away at home in Coeur d’Alene Oct. 10. Don grew up in Newport, Washington, spending a lot of time on Diamond Lake. His interest in animals led to his study of biology at the University of Idaho, which he attended with the assistance of a Navy ROTC scholarship. Don was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity and graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology in 1953. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, and then returned to Moscow to earn his master's in biology in 1958 under major professor Earl J. Larrison. Read more.

Featured Stories

Flipped Sex Roles in Pipefish, Seahorse Is Topic of U of I Research

If seahorses are the ampersands of the fish world, pipefish are the long dash — with a snout. The small, slim fish that live in tropical and frigid waters around the globe have been Adam Jones’ target of study for decades. Jones is a biology professor at the University of Idaho, not a linguist, although he reserves choice words for the Syngnathidae, the family of fish that include seahorses and pipefish. Read more.

News Releases

University of Idaho Earns $30K from Dairy West to Support Sports Nutrition

Dairy West has awarded the University of Idaho $30,000 as part of the Sports Nutrition Partnership Grant. U of I is one of six organizations Dairy West is partnering with to educate athletes about the importance of fueling for performance and highlight dairy foods as an optimal fueling choice. Collectively, nearly 2,000 athletes — including more than 300 at the University of Idaho — will gain cutting-edge sports nutrition education through the Dairy West partnership. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Book by Priscilla Wegars Is Available

Priscilla Wegars, affiliate assistant professor and volunteer curator, Asian American Comparative Collection (AACC), has published “Polly Bemis: The Life and Times of a Chinese American Pioneer,” which is available for purchase online. Polly Bemis, the mistakenly named “Lalu Nathoy” of books and film, was forcibly brought to the United States and Idaho Territory in 1872 when she was 18. In 1894, she married a Euroamerican man, Charlie Bemis, and they moved to a mining claim on the remote Salmon River. Since her death in 1933, Polly Bemis’s life has been greatly romanticized. All author's royalties from the sale of the book will benefit the AACC.

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Employee Notices

Sabbatical Applications Are Due Oct. 30

Applications for sabbatical leaves to be taken during the 2021-22 academic year must be received by the Sabbatical Leave Evaluation Committee by Friday, Oct. 30. Check with your college dean's office for internal college due dates to allow time for letters to be written. Complete applications should be submitted to provost@uidaho.edu. See the Sabbatical webpage for more information.

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Additional Flu Shot Clinics Are Being Scheduled; Oct. 19 Clinic Is Full

The Monday, Oct. 19, flu shot clinic is full. If you did not complete the pre-registration process and book a time slot, please do not show up on Oct. 19 for the clinic. Additional flu shot clinics will be scheduled for campus and the dates will be communicated and listed online. You can also visit any local pharmacy for a quick drop-in flu shot or schedule an appointment at the Vandal Health Clinic by calling 208-885-6693.
 

Athena Walk and Lunch Is Today

Join Athena members today, Oct. 15, for a socially distant stroll around campus and an outdoor brown-bag lunch. Meet at 11:30 a.m. at the ISUB rotunda (outside Einstein’s). If you’re not in Moscow but would like to participate, there are members who are willing to virtually walk with you by connecting over the phone. Email your contact information to Laura Holyoke at holyoke@uidaho.edu and she will arrange a virtual Athena walking buddy.
 

Last Day to Nominate Students for Wellbeing Ambassadors Is Oct. 19

Monday, Oct. 19, is the last day to nominate students to be Wellbeing Ambassadors. The aim of the Wellbeing Ambassador program is to train students in a peer-to-peer foundational training to become leaders and influencers in a campus wellbeing movement. After initial training, there are a variety of ways in which students can be involved. This project is funded by a Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention grant as well as mini grants through Transforming Youth Recovery and the Idaho State Liquor Division. Learn more about the program and nominate students.
 

Modeling-Based Research Funding Is Available; Info Session Is Oct. 22

The Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI) promotes modeling-based research at U of I. An information session for the IMCI Pilot Grant Program will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, via Zoom. The program will fund up to five new research projects and collaborations this year. During the session, learn how your research ideas could fit into the program and receive instructions on how to apply.
 

Planned Maintenance for VandalWeb and Banner Is Oct. 23-25

Beginning 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, the VandalWeb and Banner Systems will undergo a required infrastructure migration. During this maintenance, both systems and any others that rely upon them will be inaccessible. The project is anticipated to last through Sunday, Oct. 25. All systems are expected to be fully functional at the beginning of business on Monday, Oct. 26. Regular system maintenance and technology upgrades are required to support U of I’s advancement across the institution. Request assistance at the ITS tech support portal.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Annual Enrollment Presentation for 2021 Benefits: 10-11 a.m., Online via Zoom
IBEST/IMCI Seminar: Terence Soule: 12:30-1:20 p.m., Teaching and Learning Center Room 028 and online via Zoom
Dissertation/Thesis Support Group: 2-3 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 3:30 p.m., Loading zone at the Bruce M. Pitman Center
The Body Project: 5-6 p.m., Online via Zoom
Latinx Heritage Month Keynote Address: ‘An Invitation to the Latinx Revolution:’ 5-6 p.m., Online via Zoom
LHSOM String Orchestra: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Online via Zoom

Friday

BbLearn Grade Center Mentor: 2:30-3 p.m., Online via Zoom
Behind the Scenes: Production Design Presentations for ‘The Revolutionists:’ 5-6 p.m., Online via Zoom
LHSOM Student Chamber Jazz Groups: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Online via Zoom

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

COVID-19 Questions

Each week, we will be featuring the answer to a COVID-19 question asked by a member of the Vandal Family. Visit U of I's COVID-19 webpage for the latest updates and for more of your COVID-19 questions answered.

Will a flu shot keep me from getting COVID-19?

No, the flu shot does not protect you from COVID-19. A flu shot will help protect you and those around you from influenza. Immunizing against the flu virus will help our local healthcare system by allowing them more time and capacity to help patients with COVID-19. To get a flu shot, visit any local pharmacy. U of I's health insurance policies for both employees and students cover the cost. Roll up your sleeve and help keep our community healthy.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. U of I is the first university in the Northwest to offer a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity, and our nationally-recognized faculty have been training students for professional positions for more than two decades. Throughout the month, we will be highlighting some of the great people and research within U of I’s cybersecurity program.

Isabel Hinkle

For Isabel Hinkle, cybersecurity is the perfect mix of criminology and computer science. The computer science senior spent the summer as an Idaho National Laboratory intern, developing cybersecurity-focused curriculum to help high school students build programming skills and a better understanding of cybersecurity concepts. Read more.

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Employee Announcements

Show Your Vandal Spirit Every Friday

Are you proud of being a member of the Vandal Family? Let your enthusiasm show by participating in Vandal Spirit Fridays. Each Friday, all university employees and students statewide are encouraged to wear Vandal gear and show their silver and gold colors.

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Hazard Communication with GHS Training Is Today

A Hazard Communication with Globally Harmonized System (GHS) class will be 10-11 a.m. today, Oct. 14, via Zoom. This class is specifically for students who are unable to access the online course in GoSignMeUp. Anyone able to take the course in GoSignMeUp should do so. Contact Environmental Health and Safety at borth@uidaho.edu for the Zoom link.
 

Participate in the Great Idaho ShakeOut Drill Tomorrow

Join the Idaho Geological Survey and thousands of Idahoans in the state’s largest earthquake drill, 10:15 a.m. tomorrow, Oct. 15. This year’s magnitude 6.5 earthquake near Stanley and the ongoing aftershock sequence is an important reminder that large earthquakes can and do happen here. The moderate shaking from the Stanley earthquake was widely felt across the region and is a good opportunity to review your earthquake preparedness and response plan. Tomorrow, play the ShakeOut 60-second Drill Narration and practice the drill at home or work. Learn more about earthquake preparedness on the Great ShakeOut website and in the Putting Down Roots publication. Learn more about Idaho Geological Survey work on the Stanley earthquake webpage.
 

Proposals for the Presidential Research Fund on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Are Due Tomorrow

The President’s Office, in collaboration with the Provost’s Office and the Office of Research and Economic Development, has announced a funding opportunity to seed new research and creative activity in issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion, especially in relation to the University of Idaho, its community and its history. Proposals to further the development of research, scholarly and creative activities across all disciplines that pertain to these focus areas are invited and are due 5 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 15. Send proposals to vpresearch@uidaho.edu. Learn more.
 

Call for Presentations for GIS Day 2020; Deadline to Submit Is Nov. 2

GIS Day at the University of Idaho is looking for short talks highlighting geospatial-related work, projects, organizations or research. GIS Day 2020 at the University of Idaho: Advancing Science and Community Through GIS and Drone Technologies is a free, virtual event that brings together scholars, students, professionals, businesses and the public to discuss geospatial technologies and demonstrate their many uses. Presentations are 10 minutes and will be delivered live via Zoom during the event. Submit your talk by Monday, Nov. 2. Sessions will be on Zoom on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Learn more.
 

Complete Employee Training by Dec. 11

Have you finished your annual employee required training? The four all-employee training topics for 2020 are: creating a respectful community, fire safety, IT security and diversity and inclusion. All regular faculty and staff, temporary faculty and staff and student employees — including graduate students — with appointments lasting longer than three months must complete the trainings no later than Friday, Dec. 11. Employees who do not complete the required training by the deadline may be subject to administrative or disciplinary actions. To complete the training, log in to BbLearn. You must use a fully updated version of Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari when accessing BbLearn. Select “LOGIN” and enter your Vandal NetID credentials when prompted. Your course dashboard will display. You can then view and select your active courses from the right-hand “My BbLearn Courses” widget.
 

Think About VandalStar Scheduling for Student Advising

VandalStar’s appointment scheduling feature provides faculty advisors and staff a helpful tool to connect with students in a timely and efficient way. Online and syncable with the U of I Outlook calendar, students can easily find and schedule meetings through VandalStar without calling or emailing. This feature is especially useful during advising season before course registration opens. Contact vandalstar@uidaho.edu or 208-885-8787 to learn more.
 

Supervisor Resources for Managing Mandatory Furlough Are Available Online

As announced by President Scott Green on June 18, employees are required to take furlough between the start of their FY21 contract and Jan. 23, 2021, to meet current fiscal year budget holdbacks. Each employee’s required leave has been added to their leave bank and is visible to them in VandalWeb. It is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure their employees take assigned leave. To assist supervisors, additional resources have been posted on the Mandatory Furlough Program website. This page details the ways supervisors can track the remaining balance for those they supervise and includes commonly requested information about calculating furlough for new employees and how to calculate prorated furlough for employees separating before Jan. 23.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Staff Council Meeting: 9-11 a.m., Online via Zoom
Supervisory Excellence Program – Goal Setting and Time Management: 9-11 a.m., Online via Zoom
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 10 a.m., Loading zone at the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Current Research on the U of I Experimental Forest Seminar Series: ‘Novel Methods for Determining Functional Components of Habitat for Wildlife:’ 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., CNR Room 203A and online via Zoom
Jamie Derrick Mindfulness Drop-In: Noon to 12:20 p.m., Online via Zoom
Landscape Architecture Lecture Series: ‘Strategies in Stormwater Design:’ 1:30-2:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Planning DIY Outdoor Adventure: 4-5:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
The Art of World of Warcraft: 4-5 p.m., Online via Zoom

Thursday

Annual Enrollment Presentation for 2021 Benefits: 10-11 a.m., Online via Zoom
IBEST/IMCI Seminar: Terence Soule: 12:30-1:20 p.m., Teaching and Learning Center Room 028 and online via Zoom
Dissertation/Thesis Support Group: 2-3 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 3:30 p.m., Loading zone at the Bruce M. Pitman Center
The Body Project: 5-6 p.m., Online via Zoom
Latinx Heritage Month Keynote Address: ‘An Invitation to the Latinx Revolution:’ 5-6 p.m., Online via Zoom
LHSOM String Orchestra: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Online via Zoom

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Job Opportunities

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Your source for faculty and staff news.
Oct. 13, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Faculty and Staff News

Admin Parking Lot Closed During Construction

The Campus Drive/Administration Building Circle Construction Project requires the closure of the main entrance to Gold Lot 40 (Administration Building) via Campus Drive from Monday, Oct. 19, to Monday, Nov. 9. While prep and concrete pouring will only take a few days, the concrete will require three weeks of curing. Gold parking permit holders may take advantage of nearby parking in Gold Lot 39 (Memorial Gym), Orange Lot 41 (Hampton), Gold Lot 46 (between Hampton and Blake) and Gold Lot 97 (University Avenue). We understand this will add to your walk and appreciate your flexibility and patience. Learn more.
 

Gear Up for Advising Season with VandalStar

VandalStar’s online appointment scheduling is a favorite feature of U of I students with 80% of VandalStar appointments scheduled by students themselves. If you are a faculty advisor or staff employee who would like to offer students this online scheduling option, email vandalstar@uidaho.edu or submit a 1:1 training request form.
 

Cancellation of Second Presidential Debate

The second presidential debate on Thursday, Oct. 15, between Joe Biden and President Donald Trump has been canceled by the nonpartisan Commission of Presidential Debates. There will be no debate shown in the ISUB on Oct. 15. Email volunteer@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

One-Credit IFIT Classes Are Now Available

The IFIT (formerly PEB) Program at U of I is open for enrollment for late eight-week classes. Classes will start the week of Oct. 19 and will go online after Thanksgiving Break. Contact Liddy Kang '17 at liddy@uidaho.edu for more information. See the IFIT schedule.
 

Modeling-Based Research Funding Is Available; Info Session Is Oct. 22

The Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI) promotes modeling-based research at U of I. An information session for the IMCI Pilot Grant Program will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, via Zoom. The program will fund up to five new research projects and collaborations this year. During the session, learn how your research ideas could fit into the program and receive instructions on how to apply.
 

Submit to the International Education Week Photo, Video Contest

The International Programs Office invites all University of Idaho students to share their photos/videos from around the world for a chance to win a GoPro or VandalStore gift card. Entrants must be an enrolled student at the University of Idaho in Fall 2020. There are three photo and video categories: Vandal Pride, Global Classroom and Landscapes. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 Learn more.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Practical Sensory Programs for Factories and Quality Managers: 7-11 a.m., Online
Graduate Student Essentials: Organizing Your Research and Data Management: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
‘The Construction of Gender: A Global Perspective:’ Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Safe Zone Training: 1-3 p.m., Online via Zoom
Annual Enrollment Presentation for 2021 Benefits: 2-3 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandals for Recovery: Free Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Panorama Room, ISUB
Faculty Senate Meeting No. 9: 3:30-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 3:30 p.m., Loading zone at the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Pick Your Own Pumpkins: 4-6 p.m., Soil Stewards Farm
Technology Workshop: Photoshop Techniques with Rayce Bird: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Native Health and Food Sovereignty Documentary and Panel Discussion: 6-8 p.m., Ag Sci Room 106 and online
Bowldering League: 7-9 p.m., Climbing Center, Student Recreation Center

Wednesday

Supervisory Excellence Program – Goal Setting and Time Management: 9-11 a.m., Online via Zoom
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 10 a.m., Loading zone at the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Jamie Derrick Mindfulness Drop-In: Noon to 12:20 p.m., Online via Zoom
Landscape Architecture Lecture Series: ‘Strategies in Stormwater Design:’ 1:30-2:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
The Art of World of Warcraft: 4-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
Planning DIY Outdoor Adventure: 4-5:30 p.m., Online via Zoom

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

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The New Sound of Idaho

It wouldn't be Homecoming without the Vandal Marching Band. COVID-19 changed marching bands all over the nation, and The Sound of Idaho found a way to march on. A unique arrangement of “Go Vandals Go,” individual totes as instruments and PPE storage, and distanced seating took the marching band in a fresh and exciting direction. Read more.