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June 22, 2017

Faculty and Staff News

Admin Building North Entrance Closed Through Aug. 11

The Administration Building north entrance/exit doors (by the coffee stand) will be closed and barricaded through Aug. 11. Pre-closure signs were posted last week by the contractor to make occupants and visitors aware of this next phase of the Admin Building scheduled restoration. This closure will allow workers to replace the bottom granite step and repair the tile mosaic at the outside door entrance. Read more.
 

Orientation to Orientation Sessions Begin June 28

"Orientation to Orientation" sessions are designed for faculty and staff across campus who would like to have more information about the new student orientation process and anticipate receiving questions from students and parents regarding fall startup. No need to RSVP. Sessions on June 28 and July 12 will specifically cover schedules for New Student Orientation, Parent Orientation and Fraternity & Sorority Recruitment. Read more.
 

Need Volunteers? Register for SYNC!

Serving Your New Community (SYNC) is an event that allows 1,000 incoming students to volunteer with various organizations in the Moscow/Pullman area. If your department is interested in hosting volunteers, please register here. SYNC is on Saturday, Aug. 19, with a morning session from 9-11:30 a.m., and an afternoon session from 1-3:30 p.m.
 

Volunteers Needed To Test Student-Developed Dairy-Based Product June 26

Students on the University of Idaho's product development team are participating in the Idaho Milk Processors Association product development competition in August. As part of the competition, the students are looking for volunteers to come test a dairy-based bar they developed. Participants over the age of 18, who are not allergic to nuts or dairy, are invited to come try the protein cookie bar from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, June 26, in FRC 203. Participants will receive a small reward. 
 

Submit a Session Proposal for Advising Symposium

Now is the time to submit a proposal for the 14th annual University of Idaho Advising Symposium, to be held on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. This is a fantastic opportunity to polish your proposal for the upcoming NACADA Region 8 conference. Read more.
 

Biosafety Training June 28

The University of Idaho Biosafety Officer provides regularly scheduled biosafety training sessions for faculty, staff and students.The next course is 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, in IRIC 321. Click here to register. Please contact biosafety officer Audrey Harris at 208-885-4054 or biosafety@uidaho.edu with questions or to schedule additional training.

 

Moscow Chamber Offers Leadership Training Course

University of Idaho employees are invited to apply for Leadership Moscow, a nine-month program offered by the Moscow Chamber of Commerce that works to cultivate leaders in Latah County by offering a concentrated, hands-on learning experience to enhance and build leadership qualities. Leadership Moscow works to develop advocates for Moscow and its surrounding rural communities who will serve as a voice for Moscow and Latah County for generations to come. Participants will develop a network of peers and cultivate strong community ties to carry throughout their careers. Read more.
 

QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

QPR is a free, evidence-based training to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide. Participants learn to recognize warning signs of suicide, offer hope, refer for help and save a life. This one-hour training is free and is from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Commons Crest Room. Pre-register online at uidaho.edu/qpr.

This Week's Events


• Rodney Frey Book Discussion: 7 p.m. Thursday, BookPeople
Screen on the Green: 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Tower Lawn
• IRIC Summer Seminars: 12:30 p.m. Friday, IRIC Step Auditorium
Summer of Science: 9 a.m. to noon, downtown Moscow
 LHMC Student Showcase Concert: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Haddock Performance Hall
LHMC Final Concert: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Haddock Performance Hall

Check out the UI calendar for events all summer long.

News Releases

Renovated UI College of Education Building Earns LEED Gold Certification

For the second time in less than a month, a University of Idaho building has received LEED Gold certification honors for its design and construction, this time for an innovative building renovation. The College of Education building, located on the Moscow campus, was built in 1969 and recently underwent a two-year, $17 million remodel that earned the building the sustainability certification. UI’s Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) also has earned LEED Gold honors. Read more.

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Faculty Member Rodney Frey Releases New Book

Rodney Frey, professor of ethnography in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, has published a new book titled "Carry Forth the Stories: An Ethnographer's Journey into Native Oral Tradition" with Washington State University Press. After four decades of experience working with indigenous peoples, Frey's book offers insights, from both a personal and profession standpoint, on the values and power that come from storytelling. Read more.
 

Retirement Reception for Cheri Cole

Please join the College of Graduate Studies for a reception to thank Cheri Cole for her years of dedicated service to the University of Idaho and the College of Graduate Studies. A retirement reception will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Monday, June 26, in the IRIC Atrium. Light refreshments will be provided.
 

Reception for Jill Kellogg-Serna, Director of Education Abroad, Friday

Please join International Programs in honoring Jill Kellogg-Serna, director of Education Abroad, and her 16 years of service to the University of Idaho. Please stop by the International Programs Office on Friday, June 23, between 2:30 and 4 p.m. to see Jill and wish her well in her new adventure. Light refreshments will be provided.

UI in the News

A Career of Spreading Appreciation, Not Just Music

After 30 years leading the University of Idaho's Auditorium Chamber Music Series, Mary DuPree is ready to venture into something new — retirement. But retirement doesn't mean DuPree is going to step away from community outreach. She now leads the Palouse chapter of the Citizen's Climate Lobby. The 72-year-old first moved to Moscow in 1971 when she was offered a job to teach music at UI. As a musicologist, she focuses on music through the lens of history, theory and aesthetics, she said. Read more.

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June 19, 2017

Faculty and Staff News

Fake Caller IDs Not Related to UI Phone System

During the last couple months, ITS has received several complaints from university employees about calls that show a Moscow or internal UI caller ID but in reality are not. ITS and the university want the UI community to know that this is a nationwide issue and is not connected in any way to the new university phone system. ITS has discussed options with the phone service provider and found there are few or no means for us to locally address this issue. Read more.
 

Latest Construction News from UI Facilities Team

New and ongoing construction-related projects on and near campus are highlighted on the UI Division of Infrastructure webpage. Updates this week include the Art & Architecture North roof replacement, campus street paving and the extended closure of Sixth Street until July 20. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email UI Facilities at facilities@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6246. More details at uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates.
 

Submit a Session Proposal for Advising Symposium

Now is the time to submit a proposal for the 14th annual University of Idaho Advising Symposium, to be held on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. This is a fantastic opportunity to polish your proposal for the upcoming NACADA Region 8 conference. Read more.
 

Biosafety Training June 28

The University of Idaho Biosafety Officer provides regularly scheduled biosafety training sessions for faculty, staff and students.The next course is 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, in IRIC 321. Click here to register. Please contact biosafety officer Audrey Harris at 208-885-4054 or biosafety@uidaho.edu with questions or to schedule additional training.
 

Reminder: UI 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 percent tobacco-free. The use of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes (vaping), smokeless tobacco, hookahs, and any other tobacco-based products is banned on all UI property, research facilities and in university vehicles. Vandal Health Education has numerous resources for students who would like to reduce their tobacco use, including free cessation materials and local classes. UI employees can access cessation resources through Benefits.
 

Annual Fire Sprinkler Testing Begins Today

Western States Fire Protection will be on campus June 19-23, 2017, to complete our annual inspection/testing of the wet and dry sprinkler systems. They will be here several times throughout the summer. No disruption to normal services is expected. Any questions can be directed to Facilities: 208-885-6246.

 

Moscow Chamber Offers Leadership Training Course

University of Idaho employees are invited to apply for Leadership Moscow, a nine-month program offered by the Moscow Chamber of Commerce that works to cultivate leaders in Latah County by offering a concentrated, hands-on learning experience to enhance and build leadership qualities. Leadership Moscow works to develop advocates for Moscow and its surrounding rural communities who will serve as a voice for Moscow and Latah County for generations to come. Participants will develop a network of peers and cultivate strong community ties to carry throughout their careers. Read more.
 

QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

QPR is a free, evidence-based training to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide. Participants learn to recognize warning signs of suicide, offer hope, refer for help and save a life. This one-hour training is free and is from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Commons Crest Room. Pre-register online at uidaho.edu/qpr.
 

This Week's Events


• Benefits Orientation: 8:30 a.m. Monday, HR Conference Room
• Making Your Business Writing Mistake Free: 11 a.m. Monday, Room 045, Pitman Center
• Chinese Language Table: 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Admin 305C
• UIRA Ice Cream Social: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Baskin-Robbins
• Vandal Takeover Happy Hour: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Moscow Brewing Company
• Building a Respectful Workplace: 9 a.m. Wednesday, Room 040A, Pitman Center
Screen on the Green: 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Tower Lawn
• IRIC Summer Seminars: 12:30 p.m. Friday, IRIC Step Auditorium
 LHMC Student Showcase Concert: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Haddock Performance Hall
LHMC Final Concert: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Haddock Performance Hall

Check out the UI calendar for events all summer long.

News Releases

UI Snake River Pest Management Research Tours set June 20, 21 at Kimberly, Aberdeen

The annual Snake River Pest Management Research tours are planned June 20 and 21 at the University of Idaho’s Kimberly and Aberdeen Research and Extension Centers. The tours will begin with registration at 8 a.m. and conclude at noon with a sponsored lunch in both locations. Pesticide applicator recertification credits will be available. Read more.
 

Jason Karl Hired as Endowed Chair in Rangeland Ecology

The University of Idaho College of Natural Resources (CNR) has hired Jason Karl as the first Harold F. and Ruth M. Heady Endowed Chair of Rangeland Ecology. Karl earned his bachelor’s degree in wildlife resources and his master’s degree in environmental science from UI before pursuing his doctorate from Michigan State University, which he completed in 2009. He is currently a rangeland scientist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) Jornada Experimental Range in New Mexico, where he was named USDA-ARS Early Career Scientist of the Year for 2016. Read more.

Kudos & Acknowledgements

Retirement Reception for Cheri Cole

Please join the College of Graduate Studies for a reception to thank Cheri Cole for her years of dedicated service to the University of Idaho and the College of Graduate Studies. A retirement reception will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Monday, June 26, in the IRIC Atrium. Light refreshments will be provided.
 

Reception for Jill Kellogg-Serna, Director of Education Abroad, June 23

Please join International Programs in honoring Jill Kellogg-Serna, director of Education Abroad, and her 16 years of service to the University of Idaho. Please stop by the International Programs Office on Friday, June 23, between 2:30 and 4 p.m. to see Jill and wish her well in her new adventure. Light refreshments will be provided.
 

UI Streets Emblematic of Vandal Pride

Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) enforcement and maintenance personnel are installing 12-foot-wide UI emblems on campus streets this summer, adding to our campus' already inviting sense of place. Funded by central administration, the eight thermal plastic emblems are each comprised of 32 individual "puzzle pieces" that must be melted to the asphalt with a propane torch. The heavy duty material is expected to endure four years of constant traffic, snow plowing and weather before needing replacement. After a week of grinding away the last vestiges of the previous, smaller, emblems and installing the new ones, five out of nine are in place. The remaining four, including one destined for downtown Moscow, will be installed after summer roadwork is completed.

UI in the News

University of Idaho Teams With Timber Industry For New Basketball Arena

In the unending desire of higher education institutions to differentiate themselves as unique, the University of Idaho is aligning itself with the state’s widely recognized timber industry. Idaho will build its new basketball arena with wood. Read more.

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June 14, 2017

Faculty and Staff News

Military Student Services and Partnership Director Open Forums

This Week, Strategic Enrollment Management is in the process of hiring a new Military Student Services and Partnership director. This person will provide leadership and supervision for the Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Navy ROTC and veteran assistance programs at the University of Idaho. The final candidate forum is today, June 14, at 10:30 a.m. in the Pitman Center's Cataldo Room. Read more.
 

Annual Fire Sprinkler Testing Begins Today

Western States Fire Protection will be on campus June 19-23, 2017, to complete our annual inspection/testing of the wet and dry sprinkler systems. They will be here several times throughout the summer. No disruption to normal services is expected. Any questions can be directed to Facilities: 208-885-6246.
 

Science Saturday in the UI Arboretum

"Plant Puzzles" is the title for the Science Saturday session on June 17 in the UI Arboretum with Bertie Weddell from the Washington State University Department of Horticulture. Children will be taught to recognize and name several plant species in the Arboretum and will learn botanical vocabulary. In teams of two to four, participants will solve a plant identification puzzle. Appropriate for grades K-5. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Red Barn, south end of the UI Arboretum. For more information and registration, email sciencesaturday@uidaho.edu.
 

Moscow Chamber Offers Leadership Training Course

University of Idaho employees are invited to apply for Leadership Moscow, a nine-month program offered by the Moscow Chamber of Commerce that works to cultivate leaders in Latah County by offering a concentrated, hands-on learning experience to enhance and build leadership qualities. Leadership Moscow works to develop advocates for Moscow and its surrounding rural communities who will serve as a voice for Moscow and Latah County for generations to come. Participants will develop a network of peers and cultivate strong community ties to carry throughout their careers. Read more.
 

University Community Invited to Statewide IWRRI Director Forums

Alan Kolok, a finalist for the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) director position, will visit UI locations across the state through Thursday, June 15. Open forums will be held today at UI Boise and Thursday at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies in Idaho Falls. Read more.
 

Brian Smentkowski Appointed Director of Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Brian Smentkowski has accepted the position of director of the new Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), effective July 31, 2017. The CETL, which will open this fall in Room 220 in the College of Education Building, offers a centralized location for faculty and instructors to explore new technology, build their existing skills and collaborate with other instructors. Read more.

This Week's Events


• Chinese Language Table: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Admin 305C
• Mental Health First Aid for Faculty/Staff: 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday. SRC 103
• Zoonosis and Risk Assessment Working with Animals: 2-3 p.m. Wednedsay, IRIC 321
• Moscow Chinese Movie Night: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre
• Equipping Search Committees: Tools, Technology & Training Essentials: 10 a.m. Thursday, Room 045, Pitman Center
• Screen on the Green "Beauty and the Beast": 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Tower Lawn
• Red Cross Blood Drive: Friday, TLC Balcony
• IRIC Summer Seminars: 12:30 p.m. Friday, IRIC Step Auditorium
UIdaho Bound: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, various locations
• Science Saturday - Plant Puzzles: 10 a.m. Saturday, Arboretum

Check out the UI calendar for events all summer long.

News Releases

Prichard Art Gallery Opens Two Photo Exhibits Representing Wildly Different Genres

Two photography exhibits, each representing work that is widely received, but for very different reasons, open next week at the Prichard Art Gallery. In “Kelli Connell, Double Life: Fifteen Years,” Connell’s large-format digital images question the sexuality and gender roles that shape intimate relationships. Read more.
 

Idaho Falls Silver and Gold Celebration Honors News Anchor Karole Honas

The University of Idaho Alumni Association will honor news anchor Karole Honas ’77 for her achievements and service to the university at the Idaho Falls Silver and Gold Brunch on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The event is at 10 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Idaho Falls. Read more.
 

College of Law Hosts Idaho Teachers’ Institute on Law-Related Civic Education

The University of Idaho College of Law will host the 2017 Idaho Teachers’ Institute on Law-Related Civic Education June 15-16 at the Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center in Boise. The Institute is a program developed in cooperation with Idaho’s federal and state courts. Teachers from across Idaho are attending, including Hayden, Terreton, Chubbuck, Malad City, Blackfoot, Fruitland, Grangeville and Idaho Falls. Read more.

Kudos & Acknowledgements

Priscilla Wegars Receives Statewide Award

Priscialla Wegars, affiliate assistant professor in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences and volunteer curator of the Asian American Comparative Collection, has been named one of 12 recipients of this year's Idaho State Historical Society's Esto Perpetua Award. The honor, which means "let it be perpetual," recognizes people and organizations who have preserved and promoted Idaho's history through professional accomplishments, public service or volunteerism, and philanthropy. Wegars founded the Asian American Comparative Collection 35 years ago. Read more.
 

Retirement Reception for Cheri Cole

Please join the College of Graduate Studies for a reception to thank Cheri Cole for her years of dedicated service to the University of Idaho and the College of Graduate Studies. A retirement reception will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Monday, June 26, in the IRIC Atrium. Light refreshments will be provided.

UI in the News

Battling the Norm Without a Niche

Jonathan Matteson's niche is that he doesn't have one. And that's the way he likes it. Currently in the Master of Fine Arts program in the College of Art and Architecture at the University of Idaho, Matteson is fully embracing the interdisciplinary aspect of the program, along with his roles as an instructor and artist. How he got to this place in life though, he said, is "an odd, odd tale." Read more.
 

A Future Written in the Past

University of Idaho officials discovered they were fulfilling a nearly 110-year-old plan as they set out to expand the school's medical education program recently. Site planning from the early 1900s called for a hospital-medical school district near the site of two of the university's newest additions: the WWAMI Medical Education Building and dedicated space inside Gritman Medical Center that will house the school's anatomy lab. Read more.

In Memoriam

Beloved Idaho Folksinger Rosalie Sorrels Dies

Rosalie Sorrels — an Idaho singer, songwriter, storyteller and folk music legend with a career that spanned more than 50 years — died late Sunday night at her daughter Holly Marizu’s home in Reno, where Sorrels lived for the past two and a half years. She received an honorary degree from UI in 2000. Read the entire story at idahostatesman.com.

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June 12-16, 2017

Faculty and Staff News

Military Student Services and Partnership Director Open Forums This Week

Strategic Enrollment Management is in the process of hiring a new Military Student Services and Partnership director. This person will provide leadership and supervision for the Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Navy ROTC and veteran assistance programs at the University of Idaho. In addition, the director will spearhead all liaison efforts across the university and local, state, federal and private agencies regarding military and veteran student issues. Three candidates will be on campus this week for a presentation/open forum with a question and answer session to follow. The candidates are as follows. Read more.
 

University Community Invited to IWRRI Director Seminar, Open Forums Across the State

Alan Kolok, a finalist for the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) director position, will visit UI locations across the state today through Thursday, June 12-15. Kolok will give a seminar, "The Idaho Water Resources Research Institute: Vision, Team Building, Outreach and Funding," from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, June 13, at the Bruce M. Pitman Center in the International Ballroom Southwest. The seminar will be broadcast to the UI centers. Read more.
 

Dining Hall Remodel Incorporated Student Feedback

The dining hall remodel in the Wallace Residence Center is well underway; demolition is complete, the floor is bare and the space is primed for construction. Vandals Dining involved students and key stakeholders at the University of Idaho in the decision process for flooring, furniture and décor. We laid out samples and had individuals take a look before making final decisions and orders. Read more.
 

Housing & Residence Life Offers Daily Residence Hall Tours

University of Idaho Housing & Residence Life encourages all employees to join us for one of our daily residence hall tours. The tours are offered at 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and typically last 30-45 minutes. No sign-up is required. Come experience the comfort of the newly remodeled Wallace Residence Center, as well as Theophilus Tower and the Living Learning Communities. Meet at 3:25 p.m. in the Housing & Residence Life Office. Learn more about UI's housing options and all that Housing & Residence Life does to serve our students.
 

ITS Training and Possible Service Support Disruptions

For the summer, the Information Technology Services (ITS) Help Desk in the Technology Learning Center (TLC) is not providing walk-in support due to staff development. ITS staff remaining in the TLC Help Desk area are focusing on phone and email support services during the summer months. However, the UI Library and the Vandal Card office in the Bruce M. Pitman Center are open and staff are available to provide walk-in technical service at these locations. Business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Read more.
 

Ten Proposals Receive ORED Equipment and Infrastructure Support Award Funding

Ten University of Idaho proposals were selected for funding through the Office of Research and Economic Development 2017 Equipment and Infrastructure Support Award program. The program supports equipment purchases, upgrades and repairs to enhance research, scholarship and creative activity at the university. Read more.
 

Reminder: Pinnacle Billing Software Being Shut Off June 30

Pinnacle, ITS's legacy billing software, will officially be shut off as of June 30, 2017. All user access to Pinnacle will be revoked at that time. The last billing performed in Pinnacle will be in June 2017. Please have your departmental Pinnacle user download any reports your area may need for reconciliations to your budgets before this date. Please email any questions to its-bill@uidaho.edu.
 

Single Sign-On Enabled for ArcGIS Online Mapping Platform

Single sign-on (SSO) functionality has been enabled for ArcGIS Online. SSO will allow faculty, students, and staff to access ArcGIS Online by signing in using their UI NetID and password. If you are looking for a way to visualize, analyze, document and share geographic data for your research or teaching, contact Bruce Godfrey, Geographic Information Systems librarian, at bgodfrey@uidaho.edu to learn more.
 

Vandal Product Showcase July 11

The Vandal Product Showcase is a trade show event. Licensed vendors are here on campus to showcase the selection they offer to promote your college/department. If you have purchased or may in the future purchase T-shirts, pens, mugs or any other promotional items, this is a must-come event. Join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Pitman Center.
 

Building Connections, Aiming for Growth

As Jana Jones has been traveling Idaho for the past two months, she often asks people the same question: “What would you like to see the University of Idaho do for economic development in the state?” As UI’s executive director for economic development — a role that is new to the university as well as to her — Jones has been tasked with the broad mission of helping connect the university’s capabilities to Idaho’s economic needs, and she’ll tailor her job to fit. Read more.

This Week's Events


Mountain Bike Mondays: 4:30-7 p.m. Monday, Moscow Mountain
• Chinese Language Table: 6-7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Admin 305C
• Bullying: Confronting Hostility in the Workplace: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Room 045A, Pitman Center
• Mental Health First Aid for Faculty/Staff: 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday. SRC 103
• Zoonosis and Risk Assessment Working with Animals: 2-3 p.m. Wednedsay, IRIC 321
• Moscow Chinese Movie Night: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre
• Equipping Search Committees: Tools, Technology & Training Essentials: 10 a.m. Thursday, Room 045, Pitman Center
• Screen on the Green "Beauty and the Beast": 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Tower Lawn
• Red Cross Blood Drive: Friday, TLC Balcony
• IRIC Summer Seminars: 12:30 p.m. Friday, IRIC Step Auditorium
UIdaho Bound: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, various locations
• Science Saturday - Plant Puzzles: 10 a.m. Saturday, Arboretum

Check out the UI calendar for events all summer long.

News Releases

Northwest Researchers Map Out Regional Approach to Studying Food, Energy, Water Nexus

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Natural resource researchers at Oregon State University, Washington State University and the University of Idaho are gearing up for a late-summer summit aimed at addressing food, energy and water challenges as interconnected, regional issues. Read more.
 

UI Offers Mental Health First Aid Course to Community

The University of Idaho’s Vandal Health Education program is offering the nationally recognized Mental Health First Aid training course for community members this July. Mental Health First Aid is a certification program that helps participants understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health-related crisis. Read more.
 

Award-Winning Photographer Offers Free Workshop at UI June 14

The community and area photography enthusiasts are invited to enjoy a special presentation by renowned photographer Ken Sklute from 8-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, in the UI Administration Building Auditorium. Skulte has been honored as one of Canon’s Explorers of Light, a designation shared by only 51 photographers worldwide. During his presentation, Skulte will talk about “pre-visualization” and helping photographers learn what it takes to prepare, capture and finish dynamic imagery. Read more.
 

UI Celebrates Opening of New McCall Field Campus Building

The new shower facility at the University of Idaho McCall Field Campus is the next step in a large community focused facilities expansion and was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting Thursday, June 8, with UI President Chuck Staben and the UI Foundation Board of Directors in attendance. Read more.
 

UI Hires Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life

The University of Idaho and Division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce that Shawn Dowiak has accepted the position as assistant dean of students and director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, effective July 3. Read more.
 

Study Doesn’t Support the Theory that Red and Eastern Wolves are Recent Hybrids, Researchers Argue

A team led by University of Idaho researchers is calling into question a widely publicized 2016 study that concluded eastern and red wolves are not distinct species, but rather recent hybrids of gray wolves and coyotes. In a comment paper that published today in the journal Science Advances, the team examines the previous study and argues that its genomic data and analyses do not definitively prove recent hybridization — but rather provide support for the genetic and evolutionary distinctiveness of red and eastern wolves. Read more.

Kudos & Acknowledgements

History Professor Rick Spence Releases Fifth Book

History Professor Richard "Rick" Spence's fifth book, "Wall Street and the Russian Revolution: 1905-1925" has been released by publisher TrineDay. Spence's book delves into not just the events of the revolution, but the economic, ideological and personal motivations of the people involved. Read more.

UI in the News

UI Icon Getting a Facelift

The gently curving Gothic Revival archways and stairs, elaborate light fixtures and historic wood and metalwork that set the University of Idaho's historic Administration Building apart from other, younger buildings on campus are about to receive a facelift. The university will take another step this summer toward its goal of complete restoration of the historic structure. Read more.
 

Dean Says Magic Valley Ag Research Facility Could Be World's Best

Planners for a new agricultural research center in the Magic Valley are milking every opportunity to create one of the world’s premier research facilities. “This is the largest and best research dairy facility in the United States,” Michael Parrella, dean of the University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, told the Times-News last week. “Could be in the world. ... It’s something we can hang our hat on, that we’re going to do better than anybody else.” Read more.

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Faculty and Staff News

ITS Training and Possible Service Support Disruptions

For the summer, the Information Technology Services (ITS) Help Desk in the Technology Learning Center (TLC) is not providing walk-in support due to staff development. ITS staff remaining in the TLC Help Desk area are focusing on phone and email support services during the summer months. However, the UI Library and the Vandal Card office in the Bruce M. Pitman Center are open and staff are available to provide walk-in technical service at these locations. Business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Read more.
 

Construction Updates for This Week

This UI Division of Infrastructure webpage delivers the latest information about construction-related projects on and near campus. Updates this week include the Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) stair replacement and various repairs, expected to start mid-June. Also, the Idaho Avenue and Rayburn Street construction is complete and roads are now open. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email UI Facilities at facilities@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6246. More details at uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates.
 

Residence Center Dining Hall Remodel Underway

The dining hall, formerly known as Bob’s, is receiving a major face-lift. The transformation of the dining hall will include new flooring, more modernized and colorful seating arrangements, a community table, and a variety of seating options for students, faculty, and staff to choose from. It also is getting a re-vamped grill and pizza area with all new equipment and a stone-baked pizza oven to replace the old pizza ovens. Read more.
 

UI Swim Center Renovation on Schedule for Sept. 18 Opening

All UI staff involved in the University of Idaho Swim Center (UISC) renovation construction project are pleased to report after one month of work, all signs point to UISC reopening on Sept.18 as planned. This is good news for patrons who use the Swim Center during the summer and year round. It is currently closed for the summer while it undergoes a much needed renovation of its two 25-yard pools — a four-lane training pool and an eight-lane competitive pool, including gutter restoration. Read more.

VandalWeb Single Sign-On Goes Live Today

Starting today, June 5, Information Technology Services (ITS) will roll out single sign-on (SSO) functionality to VandalWeb. SSO will allow students and employees to automatically and seamlessly access multiple university software applications by signing in just one time with their UI NetID and password. Read more.

 

Fifth Annual Vandal Potluck Today

Join your fellow Vandals for a fun family barbecue sponsored by the Palouse Chapter of the University of Idaho Office of Alumni Relations. The potluck is set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. today, June 5, at Robinson Park, 5168 Robinson Park Road, Moscow. Please RSVP online. Organizers will provide all the fixings for hamburgers and you can bring a side if you'd like. Bring your kids and your dogs! Invite a fellow Vandal or wanna-be Vandal.

 

Registration Extended for Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a certification program to help participants understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This free course is offered to UI faculty and staff only. The training consists of two classes: 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday, June 14-15, in the Student Recreation Center Classroom. Breakfast is provided. Register online by June 8 at www.uidaho.edu/mentalhealthfirstaid.

 

Registration for Summer Design Week Due June 9

Registration for Summer Design Week closes Friday, June 9. A "friends and family" discount of $300 is available to UI faculty and staff using the promotion code SDW17 at registration checkout. Read more.
 

VandalStore Clearance Sale June 8

Enjoying your summer? Get even more out of it Thursday, June 8 through Friday, June 9, with 30 percent off marked prices on all clearance items at the VandalStore.

This Week's Events


• Benefits Orientation: 8:30 a.m. Monday, HR Conference Room
• How to Remain Cool & Collected in Challenging Conversations: 11 a.m. Monday, Room 045, Pitman Center
Fifth Annual Vandal Potluck Barbecue: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Robinson Park
• Chinese Language Table: 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Chief's Lounge, Pitman Center
• How to Navigate the Social Dynamics of Your Organization: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Room 045, Pitman Center
• Training, Coaching & Mentoring for Success: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Room 045, Pitman Center
• IRIC Summer Seminars: 12:30 p.m. Friday, IRIC Step Auditorium

Check out the UI calendar for events all summer long.

News Releases

New UI Research Building Achieves International Sustainability Certification

The Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) — the University of Idaho’s world-class interdisciplinary research facility — officially received LEED Gold certification this month. It is the first UI building to achieve this honor. Read more.
 

Summer Project Restores Charm to Historic Administration Building

The University of Idaho, in partnership with Idaho’s Division of Public Works, will invest more than $2 million this summer to protect the historic architecture and improve the safety of the Administration Building at the heart of the Moscow campus. Read more.
 

UI Alternative Service Break Program Named Nation’s Best

The University of Idaho Alternative Service Break program, which connects volunteer students with service projects around the region and world, has been named the nation’s top program for 2017. Break Away, a national nonprofit that promotes the development of quality service break programs, has named UI the 2017 Program of the Year. Read more.
 

CALS Summer of Science Events Begin

The Summer of Science started Saturday, June 3, at the Moscow Farmers Market with a series of programs and events to help young children have fun while learning about science and practicing its basic skills. Young scientists can pick up a free kit to equip them with the tools of science from the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences tent at the market. The college is sponsoring the Summer of Science events. Read more.
 

New Faculty and Staff Fellows Will Support UI Research

The University of Idaho Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) has named its inaugural class of ORED Faculty and Staff Fellows. The ORED Faculty and Staff Fellows program is intended to foster collaboration across the university, provide a development opportunity for faculty and staff members to explore administrative roles and build leadership capacity, and assist ORED with special initiatives and strategic planning across the research enterprise. Read more.
 

Summer Blockbusters Return for Free Screen on the Green Film Series

Community members are invited to join the University of Idaho for a summer movie series filled with action, ghosts, aliens, music and baseball during the 2017 Screen on the Green. Sponsored by UI’s Department of Student Involvement, the films are shown at 8:45 p.m. each Thursday starting June 15 on the Theophilus Tower Lawn. Read more.
 

Lionel Hampton Music Camp Returns to UI on June 18-24

The University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music will host a revitalized summer music camp on June 18-24, restarting a tradition that lasted over 50 years. The Lionel Hampton Music Camp is an all-inclusive program featuring classical and jazz instruction for high-school-aged students. The University of Idaho music faculty will teach and inspire students as they explore almost a variety of music-related topics in a fun, summer camp environment. Read more.
 

‘Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me)’ Selected as 2017-18 Common Read

The University of Idaho has chosen “Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts” by social psychologists Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson as its Common Read for 2017-18. Read more.
 

Katherine Himes Joins UI as New Director of McClure Center in Boise

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Katherine Himes has accepted the position of director of the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research, effective in early September. Based in Boise, the McClure Center director conducts and oversees nonpartisan, science-based, public policy research that seeks to inform public policy dialogue and engage students in learning about public policy. The director reports to the Office of the President. Read more.
 

Joy Fisher Promoted to Executive Director of UI Foundation

On behalf of the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc. and Board Chair Karen Gowland, the University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Joy Fisher has been promoted to the position of executive director of the University of Idaho Foundation, effective May 28, 2017. Read more.

Kudos & Acknowledgements

Kudos: Justin Ross and Derrick Zimmerman

I would like to extend a sincere thank you to Justin Ross & Derrick Zimmerman from Facilities.They professionally installed a window and window tint for the Office of Public Safety & Security. They provided service over and above what was originally requested. Thank you to both of these gentlemen for their exceptional service. — Heidi Pederson, OPSS
 

J.D. Wulfhorst to lead Environmental Science Program

The College of Natural Resources is pleased to announce that J.D. Wulfhorst, Ph.D., has accepted the position of director of Environmental Science in the College of Natural Resources, effective June 4. Wulfhorst is currently a professor of rural sociology in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and has been adjunct faculty in the Environmental Science Program since 2000 when he joined UI. His long-term focus on interdisciplinary studies, as well as his expertise in the areas of environmental science, sociology and natural resources, make him an excellent fit for this position. 
 

Library-CDIL Summer Fellows Complete Week of Digital Immersion and Learning

The UI Library’s Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) hosted its first cohort of Summer Fellows during the last week of May. The fellows were Matthew Fox-Amato (History), Denise Bennett (Journalism and Mass Media), Kristine Levan (Sociology and Anthropology), and Adam Sowards (History). They spent an intensive week investigating the tools, techniques and theories informing contemporary digital humanities scholarship and pedagogy and discussing the challenges and opportunities digital scholarship offers their teaching and research. Read more.
 

Foster Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award for Work with Genetic Programming

James Foster, a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in the University of Idaho College of Science, has earned a lifetime achievement award from an international academic society for his contributions to evolutionary computing in Europe. The Society for the Promotion of Evolutionary Computing in Europe and Surroundings (SPECIES) honored Foster at the 2017 Evostar conference in Amsterdam, which brings together researchers from around the globe who study biology-inspired computation and related topics. Read more.
 

Kristine Levan Wins Olsson Fellowship

Kristine Levan, assistant professor of sociology in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, was awarded the 2017-18 Olsson Fellowship. Levan's research project titled "Community Relations with Law Enforcement through the Lens of Media Exposure" explores how media informs the public's opinions of law enforcement agencies through their representations in television, documentaries, films, social media and newspapers. Read more.
 

Charles Tibbals Named 2017 Friend of Martin Award Recipient

Charles Tibbals, associate director of student services for the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, is the recipient of the university's 2017 Friend of Martin Award. This honor recognizes a UI staff or faculty member who has distinguished themselves via the depth and quality of their service to the students, staff and faculty of the Martin Institute and Program in International Studies. Read more.

UI in the News

Mel Schmidt: Teacher, Coach and Vandal Forever

They go way back. Way, way back.
Mel Schmidt from Coeur d’Alene High School and Jerry Kramer from Sandpoint High School butted heads on the football field, then played as teammates for three years at the University of Idaho.
Now octogenarians, the two also made a six-day sojourn to Wisconsin to play for Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers.
“Thanks to Jerry Kramer, I got help,” Schmidt said. “I got taken care of.” Read more.

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Faculty and Staff News

Latest Construction Updates from Division of Infrastructure

Grab the Construction News you need for your week! This UI Division of Infrastructure webpage provides the what, where and when about construction-related projects on and near campus. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email UI Facilities at facilities@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6246. Updates this week include information about the Aquaculture Research Institute building, renovations to create a new student lounge in the Idaho Commons, upgrades to the AgSci buildings, and other work. Learn more at uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates.

VandalWeb Single Sign-On Goes Live June 5

Starting Monday, June 5, Information Technology Services (ITS) will roll out single sign-on (SSO) functionality to VandalWeb. SSO will allow students and employees to automatically and seamlessly access multiple university software applications by signing in just one time with their UI NetID and password. Read more.
 

Changes in Academic Support & Access Programs

As part of the realigning of student services and the creation of the University of Idaho’s Vandal Success Center, Academic Support & Access Programs (ASAP) has been renamed Academic Support Programs (ASP). With the name change comes an adjustment of services offered through ASP. Access units such as Disability Support Services and the Raven Scholars Program remain managed within the Division of Student Affairs, while the ASP programs now fall under Strategic Enrollment Management. Read more under the "Vandal Success Center" section of this site.
 

Fifth Annual Vandal Potluck June 5

Join your fellow Vandals for a fun family barbecue sponsored by the Palouse Chapter of the University of Idaho Office of Alumni Relations. The potluck is set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, June 5, at Robinson Park, 5168 Robinson Park Road, Moscow. Please RSVP online. Organizers will provide all the fixings for hamburgers and you can bring a side if you'd like. Bring your kids and your dogs! Invite a fellow Vandal or wanna-be Vandal.
 

IDEO 2017 Conference Proposals Due June 1

The University of Idaho Dance Program will host the Idaho Dance Education Organization's (IDEO) third annual conference, "Embodying Healthy Practices" Oct. 28 in Moscow. Faculty and students in various disciplines are encouraged to register and submit proposals to share expertise on healthy practices that could benefit a variety of movement disciplines while networking with colleagues across the state and Northwest region. Proposal submissions are due June 1. Read more.
 

One-Day Course June 2 on Incomplete Data Analysis

The Incomplete Data Analysis traveling course, offered by the Snake River Chapter of the American Statistical Association, will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 2, in Meridian. Those interested can attend remotely in IRIC 231 at the University of Idaho. All attendees must register and pay to attend the meeting. For more information, and to register for this short course, click here.
 

Mental Health Training Opportunity June 14-15

Mental Health First Aid is a certification program to help participants understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This free course is offered to UI faculty and staff only. The training consists of two classes: 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday and Thursday, June 14-15, in the Student Recreation Center Classroom. Breakfast is provided. Register online by June 1 at www.uidaho.edu/mentalhealthfirstaid.
 

LED Light Bulb Inspections Continue During Summer Months

Last fall, the university replaced over 66,000 campus fluorescent lamps on the Moscow campus, as well as at UI property in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls. The bulb replacement project was part of an Avista energy-efficiency program partnership that will save the university approximately $355,000 annually and also reduce general maintenance costs long term. The university is re-inspecting all campus lamps for proper installation and general fixture safety. Light inspections and maintenance repair is estimated to be done in late June. Read more.
 

University's Lesser Known Benefits Forum

We all know there are benefits to working for the University of Idaho, but do you know all of them? For instance, did you know your employment at the University of Idaho qualifies you for up to an 18 percent cellphone discount? Come join the Staff Council-sponsored open forum from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 1, in the Idaho Commons Whitewater Room for refreshments and a presentation from Arlette Jameson, benefits specialist in Human Resources. 

 

QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

QPR is a free, evidence-based training to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide. Participants learn to recognize warning signs of suicide, offer hope, refer for help, and save a life. This one hour training is free and is from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Commons Crest Room. Pre-register online at uidaho.edu/qpr.
 

Researchers, Campus Community Invited to IRIC Summer Seminars

The IRIC Seminar Series brings faculty, staff and students together to learn about University of Idaho research and resources. This summer's series features speakers whose offices provide support to researchers. The talks are open not only to IRIC occupants, but also to anyone from across campus. All presentations are 12:30-1:30 p.m. Fridays in the IRIC Auditorium. Read more.

Vandal Product Showcase July 11

The Vandal Product Showcase is a trade show event. Licensed vendors are here on campus to showcase the selection they offer to promote your college/department. If you have purchased or may in the future purchase T-shirts, pens, mugs or any other promotional items, this is a must-come event. Join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Pitman Center.
 

New Dual-Credit Computer Science Course Gives High Schoolers a Head Start

A dual-credit course in computer science will be made available online to high school students across Idaho in fall 2017, thanks to a collaboration between Sandpoint High School, the University of Idaho College of Engineering and UI Coeur d’Alene. The online course, titled “CS 112: Computational Thinking and Problem Solving,” is based on a successful face-to-face class co-designed by Sandpoint High School math teacher Nanette Brothers and UI associate professor Robert Heckendorn. Any high school student in Idaho who completes Algebra 2 with at least a C average will be eligible to enroll. Read more.
 

Update: Idaho Unborn Infants Dignity Act Research Impact

The Office of Research and Economic Development has released the following statement on the Idaho Unborn Infants Dignity Act: Except in very limited circumstances, the Idaho Unborn Infants Dignity Act ("Act") prohibits the sale, transfer, distribution, acceptance, use, or attempted use by a person or public institution of the body or bodily remains of an aborted infant, including embryonic stem cells of an aborted infant, in furtherance of research. The Act, however, permits the use of such materials by public institutions, such as the University, provided that they were used in research projects and grants prior to July 1, 2016. Please understand that, except for those materials that fall within this exemption, you may not engage in research that uses or use University resources to purchase, sell, transfer, distribute, donate, or accept materials that are prohibited by the Act. Read more.
 

Celebrate UI's Unique Collections with the Library on Tumblr

Interested in learning more about the history of the University of Idaho, the state and the region? Follow the UI Library Special Collections and Archives Tumblr site Idaho Harvester to uncover facts and remembrances taken directly from our unique collections. Read more.
 

Microsoft Surface Studio Demo June 1

The College of Engineering, in partnership with the Microsoft Education team, is pleased to announce a free hands-on Surface workshop on Thursday, June 1. All University of Idaho faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to come learn about these products, get hands-on with the new Surface devices and experience first-hand how they significantly improve workflows. We will highlight the power of digital inking, as well as recent updates to Windows 10 and Office 365, and how they are improving teaching and learning. Read more.
 

Registration for Summer Design Week Due June 9

Registration for Summer Design Week closes Friday, June 9. A "friends and family" discount of $300 is available to UI faculty and staff using the promotion code SDW17 at registration checkout. Read more.

This Week's Events


• Building Team Relationships: 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Cataldo Room, Pitman Center
• Mastering Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Horizon Room, Commons
 Communicating with Tact & Finesse: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Horizon Room, Commons
 Incomplete Data Analysis Course: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, IRIC 231
 Top 10 Management Survival Skills for First Time Managers: 11 a.m. Friday, Room 045, Pitman Center

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News Releases

UI Completes Emergency Incident Report

The University of Idaho has completed an internal review of the rocket fuel explosion that occurred on the Moscow campus on April 13, 2017. An ad hoc internal committee was appointed by the Office of Public Safety and Security at the request of Dan Ewart, vice president of infrastructure. Read more.
 

Registration Open for Annual Idaho Dance Education Organization Conference

Registration is open and educators can submit proposals for the third annual Idaho Dance Education Organization (IDEO) conference this fall hosted by the University of Idaho Dance Program. K-12 educators, dance and physical education teachers, dance studio owners and early childhood professionals have until June 1 to submit proposals to present at the conference on Saturday, Oct. 28. Read more.
 

Pilates Education Program Returns to UI

The internationally recognized BASI Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program will return to the University of Idaho campus this fall. Registration is open for the program, which is scheduled for Sept. 1-3, 2017, and April 27-29, 2018, in the University of Idaho Physical Education Building. Participants who complete the program go on to teach Pilates at fitness centers, dance studios and physical therapy clinics. Read more.
 

UI Extension 4-H Shooting Sports Program Popularity Growing

The University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development program can boast more than a century of helping young people learn leadership and good judgment in hitting targets ­— ranging from earning blue ribbons for sewing projects to mastering animal showmanship at county fairs. It turns out that hitting the bull’s-eye is a goal that is becoming increasingly popular — literally. Read more.

Kudos & Acknowledgements

Dean Panttaja Honored By American University in Cairo

Theatre Professor Dean Panttaja was honored with the "Thoron Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Performing and Visual Arts" award at AUC, The American University in Cairo, where he spent the spring semester teaching stagecraft and design courses. While there, Panttaja designed the scenery and lights for their large spring production, "Spring Awakening" by Frank Wederkind. Read more.

UI in the News

More Idaho Students Need to Go to College

College is not for everyone, but certainly college should be for a lot more Idaho students than we are currently sending to college. That’s the basic message from University of Idaho President Chuck Staben, who visited the Idaho Press-Tribune editorial board last week. He was in the Treasure Valley for a variety of reasons, including for a meeting of the Governor’s Higher Education Task Force. Read more.

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Faculty and Staff News

UI Facilities Launches Construction News Webpage

With the closure of an academic year comes the flurry of work crews and vehicles, construction and projects around campus and in the Moscow community surrounding UI. This summer will be no different for Vandal employees and UI visitors. To keep the entire Vandal community up to date about key construction-related projects happening, an online, UI Construction News information page has been created at uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates.  Read more.
 

Mental Health Training Opportunity June 14-15

Mental Health First Aid is a certification program to help participants understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This free course is offered to UI faculty and staff only. The training consists of two classes: 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday and Thursday, June 14-15, in the SRC Classroom. Breakfast is provided. Register online by June 1 at www.uidaho.edu/mentalhealthfirstaid.
 

LED Light Bulb Inspections Continue During Summer Months

Last fall, the university replaced over 66,000 campus fluorescent lamps on the Moscow campus, as well as at UI property in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls. The bulb replacement project was part of an Avista energy-efficiency program partnership that will save the university approximately $355,000 annually and also reduce general maintenance costs long term. The university is re-inspecting all campus lamps for proper installation and general fixture safety. Light inspections and maintenance repair is estimated to be done in late June. Read more.
 

ITS Launches into Training in Preparation for Future Service Model

In preparation for the transition to a new service model and structure coming later this summer, Information Technology Services (ITS) staff will be involved in intensive training. The technical learning activities are occurring during their regular workday to build their skills and prepare for their future roles in serving the university community in a transformative way. Read more.
 

University's Lesser Known Benefits Forum

We all know there are benefits to working for the University of Idaho, but do you know all of them? For instance, did you know your employment at the University of Idaho qualifies you for up to an 18 percent cellphone discount? Come join the Staff Council-sponsored open forum from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 1, in the Idaho Commons Whitewater Room for refreshments and a presentation from Arlette Jameson, benefits specialist in Human Resources. 
 

UI Team Looking for ANSYS Multiphysics License Partners

Are you interested in using the ANSYS Multiphysics software for research and/or teaching? A team consisting of seven faculty members from the College of Engineering and College of Science is seeking partners to share in acquiring a campuswide license for ANSYS Multiphysics. This license would support multiple research seats that can be checked out by multiple users. The license will also provide a generous number of seats for teaching labs. The software can be used for modeling problems in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, fluid-structure interactions, heat transfer, combustion, electromagnetic fields and mathematics. For additional details, please contact Professor Tao Xing at xing@uidaho.edu.
 

UI Records Center Summer Service Changes

UI’s Records Center in the Office of Records Management has switched its business service hours for the summer. The center will be open 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. The Records Center is located in the lower level of the Pitman Center (Room 53) and guides and assists the university community with its records retention needs. Read more.
 

QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

QPR is a free, evidence-based training to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide. Participants learn to recognize warning signs of suicide, offer hope, refer for help, and save a life. This one hour training is free and is from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Commons Crest Room. Pre-register online at uidaho.edu/qpr.
 

UI Students, Employees Get Free Access to New York Times Online

It’s not too good to be true! It’s a real freebie for every UI student and employees for just being a Vandal who likes to read. In partnership with Associated Students University of Idaho (ASUI), the UI Library is offering all UI students, faculty and staff full online access to the New York Times for absolutely no cost to users. Read more.
 

Researchers, Campus Community Invited to IRIC Summer Seminars

The IRIC Seminar Series brings faculty, staff and students together to learn about University of Idaho research and resources. This summer's series features speakers whose offices provide support to researchers. The talks are open not only to IRIC occupants, but also to anyone from across campus. All presentations are 12:30-1:30 p.m. Fridays in the IRIC Auditorium, beginning May 26, on the south side of the building between the second and third floors. Read more.
 

Stay Engaged with UI Employee Facebook Group

University Communications & Marketing launched a private employee Facebook group. UI employees who are interested in using Facebook to receive and share work-related information and connect with co-workers can join the group here. You can also search for the group name "UI Faculty and Staff News & Events." Once joined, you can modify your notifications to receive as many or as a few notices about group postings as you wish. Learn more.
 

Sixth Street Closure from Deakin to Asbury Streets Begins May 24

The city of Moscow will close the East Sixth Street starting Wednesday, May 24, for sewer system improvements. Equipment and materials will arrive to the area Monday and Tuesday but the road will remain open. The city will make a temporary access roadway from College Avenue to the backside of the Human Resources parking lot to accommodate UI employees and students who normally use university Red Lots 49 and 50 while construction is underway. Read more.

This Week's Events


 Communication Essentials: 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Room 040A, Pitman Center
• Building Accountability: 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Cataldo Room, Pitman Center
• Dealing with Toxic Employees: Eliminating Bad Behavior: 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Panorama Room, Commons
• Laying the Foundation for a Diverse & Inclusive University Workforce: 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Room 045, Pitman Center
• Wilderness First Responder Refresher Course: Saturday through Monday
Memorial Day: UI closed Monday, May 29

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News Releases

Theatre Arts Offers Summer Drama Camp July 10-28

The University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department is offering a three-week summer drama camp for kids ages 6 to 16, from noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 10-28. Early bird registration before June 15 is $190 per person. After June 15, registration is $230 per person. Read more.
 

Kim O’Neill Promoted to Associate Vice President of Development

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Kim O’Neill has been promoted to the position of associate vice president of development in University Advancement, effective May 29. Read more.

Kudos & Acknowledgements

UI Retired Faculty Member Richard Keenan given USAC Emeritus Faculty Status

At the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) 2017 Annual Board Meeting in Florianopolis, Brazil, USAC granted Emeritus Faculty status to Richard Keenan, a retired University of Idaho faculty member and chair of the former Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (FLL) in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. The honor cited Keenan's belief in the importance of foreign language study and education abroad in providing transformational learning experiences for students. Read more.
 

STAR Award presented to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Every quarter the Moscow Chamber of Commerce awards the STAR Award to a group that brings tourism to the Palouse. This quarter's Supporting Tourism and Recreation (STAR) Award goes to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Aaron Mayhugh is the Jazz Festival manager and will be accepting the award for hosting the 50th anniversary of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow. Read more.

UI in the News

After Life of Traveling, Grad Finds Home in Moscow

For University of Idaho graduate Jonathan Moon, the life he lived before starting his education made all the difference. Like a great number of Generation Xers, Moon, now 38, wasn't anxious to tie himself back to a desk after high school, and he chose to venture the Northwest in the most unconventional ways. "I bounced around a lot, slept on a lot of couches," he said. "My life has taken some interesting turns." Read more.
 

Vandals Welcome Next Generation

Steve and Vicki Sell smiled photographing their daughter as she walked across the stage Saturday and accepted her degree in civil engineering from the University of Idaho.