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Nov. 19, 2019

Faculty and Staff News

English Language Fellow Program Seeking Recruits; Information Session Today

The English Language Fellow program is seeking highly qualified U.S. educators in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to participate in fellowships at academic institutions throughout the world. To learn more about this opportunity, attend an information session 5:30-7 p.m. today, Nov. 19, in the Alumni Lounge, Hayes Hall. The program is a U.S. Department of State exchange program administered by Georgetown University. Program Fellows must have a master's in TESOL (or other related field), plus a minimum of two to five years of teaching experience with English language learners. These 10-month appointments include competitive salary and benefits and provide a unique opportunity to live and work abroad.

Faculty Success Seminar – NSF CAREER All Year: Integrating the Research and Education Plans Tomorrow

Join the Research and Faculty Development team 12:30-1:30 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 20, in IRIC 305, to conclude the NSF CAREER All Year Seminars. In NSF CAREER proposals, the education plan must be approached with the same rigor as the research plan, and the two must be fully integrated. Learn how to integrate these two components and receive feedback on ideas. A recent CAREER awardee will discuss their experience and answer questions. Read more.

Native American Heritage Month Keynote Address Tomorrow

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the Native American Student Center will host model/actor Dyami Thomas, an enrolled member of the Klamath tribes in southern Oregon and a descendant of the Leech Lake Anishinaabe in Minnesota. Thomas will give the keynote address at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 20, in the International Ballroom North of the Bruce M. Pitman Center.

Thanksgiving Dinner Served at the HUB Nov. 26

The annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the HUB will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. Faculty and staff and families are welcome. Cost is $10 per person and RSVP should be received by noon Friday, Nov. 22. The dinner is free for all full-time students and their families. This is a great way for faculty and staff to engage with students and share in this American tradition. Vandal Dining is sponsoring the student meal. RSVP for the dinner.

Next University Faculty Meeting Dec. 11

The next University Faculty Meeting will take place 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center and approved off-campus sites in Boise, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls.

Navigating Change: Bite-Size Training for Employees

Join University of Idaho Employee Development and Learning for a bite-sized video-based learning series on navigating change. Hosted by Elissa Keim, director of employee development and workforce diversity, each session will explore a topic related to change and the social and emotional challenges that occur during periods of organizational change. All workshops are scheduled from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Business Process Center Room 040A. Due to licensing agreements, no Zoom connection will be available. Pre-register online. Learn more and see the schedule.

Department Guest Parking Solutions Available

The online guest permit allows designated department members to log in and proactively issue a permit to an expected visitor via email from anywhere with internet access. Visitors simply accept the guest permit, print it and place it on their dash before coming to campus. This can provide a more seamless experience for your visitor. To determine if the online guest permit will be a good fit for you and your department, fill out the online questionnaire. Answers will be reviewed, and a recommendation made within five business days.

U of I Search Committee Training Now Available Online

The Office of Workforce Diversity has launched the U of I's Online Search Committee Training. The training is offered with hiring managers and search committee participants in mind but is available for all U of I employees. Read more.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Supervisory Excellence Program – Leading Change: 9-11 a.m., IRIC Atrium
Collegiate Smokeout: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wallace Complex, Basketball Courts
Mobile Home Parks, Indigenous Peoples and the More-Than-Human: Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Teaching and Learning Center Room 045
Plastic in the Oceans: Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Menard Law Building Room 104
CEHHS Grant Writing Workshop No. Two: 1-2 p.m., College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Room 515
Faculty Senate: 3:30-5 p.m., Paul J. Joyce Faculty and Staff Lounge
International Education Week: Pizza and Speed-Friending: 3:30-5 p.m., IRIC Atrium
Health Care and Public Health Systems in the United Kingdom Info Session: 4-5 p.m., International Programs Office Conference Room, Living Learning Community
Meet the Vandals – Boise: 5:30-8 p.m. Mountain time, Boise Centre Downtown, 850 W. Front St., Boise
Forestry Shortcourse: 6:30-9:30 p.m., University of Idaho Extension, Kootenai County, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene
Student Chamber Music Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music

Wednesday

Supervisory Excellence Program – Managing Stress: 9-11 a.m., IRIC Atrium
Drop-In Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m., Teaching and Learning Center Room 047 and via Zoom
International Education Week: Faculty Panel: 12:30-1:30 p.m., IRIC Atrium
Pressure Canning Class: 1-4 p.m., U of I Extension, Boundary County, 6447 Kootenai St., Bonners Ferry
NRS 501: Jaap Vos: 3:30-4:30 p.m., College of Natural Resources Room 203A
Health Hut: Health Resources On-the-Go: 4-6 p.m., Student Recreation Center, Atrium
Democratic Debate Watch Party: 6-8 p.m., Chief’s Lounge, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Meet the Vandals – Twin Falls: 6-8 p.m. Mountain time, Herrett Center for Arts and Science, 315 Falls Ave., Twin Falls
Distinguished Visiting Writer, Luis Alberto Urrea: Public Reading: 7-8 p.m., 1912 Center’s Great Room
Women’s Climb Night: 8-10 p.m., U of I Climbing Center
Queer Convos: 8:15-9:15 p.m., Women's Center, Memorial Gym Room 109

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Kudos and Acknowledgments

“The Vandal Theory” Podcast Featuring Dilshani Sarathchandra — Feelings About Risk

Are students good at evaluating their cybersecurity risk? Turns out, not really. Our own Dilshani Sarathchandra discusses the barriers students must overcome to increase their online safety on "The Vandal Theory" podcast. Listen and subscribe to “The Vandal Theory” on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and Google Play.

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Employee Notices

Reminder: 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 students who would like to reduce their tobacco use, including free cessation materials and local classes. Find out more about tobacco cessation resources.

Join the U of I Employee Facebook Group

Want to engage with audiences and peers online? Visit the U of I Faculty and Staff News and Events Facebook page. This closed group is managed by the University Communications and Marketing Office, with support from members of Staff Council. It is intended to help U of I employees engage with each other and stay informed about activities on campus.

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Nov. 18, 2019

Faculty and Staff News

International Education Week is Nov. 18-22; Kickoff Panel Discussion Takes Place Today

Learn how international education has transformed students at a panel discussion noon to 1:30 p.m. today, Nov. 18, in the IRIC Atrium. This is the kickoff for International Education Week, Nov. 18-22. See the full schedule of events.

Next ARI Director Candidate Open Forum Today

The search committee and the Office of Research and Economic Development have invited two finalists for the Aquaculture Research Institute director position to campus. The university community is invited to attend open forums for each finalist. The open forum with Kenneth Cain will take place 10:30 a.m. today, Nov. 18, in the IRIC Atrium, and is also available via Zoom. An open forum with Brian Small took place Nov. 14. Recordings of the open forums will be provided upon request. Contact Kathleen Skovgard with questions.

Presentation on “Transforming Educational Reform in the Arab World” Set Today in Education Building

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences will host Rima Karami-Akkary at 3 p.m. today, Nov. 18, in the Education Building, Room 141, to present her unique global perspective on grass-roots school improvement. Karami-Akkary's presentation will center on the TAMAM project, for which she is the director and the principal investigator. Read more.

Collegiate Smokeout Tomorrow in Moscow

Vandal Health Education is partnering with Project Filter, motocross athletes and Public Health – Idaho North Central District – to hold a meet-and-greet tabling event from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, on the basketball court between Shoup and McConnell halls to promote tobacco cessation education and resources on campus as part of the Collegiate Smokeout. Hot chocolate, QuitKits and cessation resources will be available.

Write-Ins Writing Workshops Tomorrow

Attend a Write-In Writing Workshop 5-8 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 19, in Library Room 120. The focus of this session is to support individuals working on theses and dissertations, but any graduate student or postdoc interested in getting writing/studying done in a quiet group environment is welcome. Snacks are provided by College of Graduate Studies.

English Language Fellow Program Seeking Recruits; Information Session Set for Nov. 19

The English Language Fellow program is seeking highly qualified U.S. educators in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to participate in fellowships at academic institutions throughout the world. To learn more about this opportunity, attend an information session 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Alumni Lounge, Hayes Hall. The program is a U.S. Department of State exchange program administered by Georgetown University. Program Fellows must have a master's in TESOL (or other related field), plus a minimum of two to five years of teaching experience with English language learners. These 10-month appointments include competitive salary and benefits and provide a unique opportunity to live and work abroad.

Middle School Students to Present Soil Research at Next IRIC Lunch and Learn Nov. 21

Join Palouse Prairie Middle School students at a special 11 a.m. Lunch and Learn on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the IRIC Atrium. In a collaboration with Assistant Professor Michael Strickland and colleagues in his lab, seventh-graders at Palouse Prairie Charter School in Moscow examined the importance of soil and the potential for improving it. Read more.

Professional Development Initiative Nov. 21

Attend the Professional Development Initiative: BEAMS Financial Planning 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in IRIC 321. The Professional Development Initiative helps ensure the success of graduate students, postdocs and other early career trainees academically and in their careers. These workshops cover career planning, job readiness, writing, science communication and work-life balance skills.

Save the Date: University Honors Program Research and Creative Scholarship Forum Dec. 4

All are invited to attend the University Honors Program Research and Creative Scholarship Forum on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the IRIC Step Auditorium. Alice Cassel is presenting "Linking Micro and Macro: Exploring Patterns of Soil Microbiol Diversity in the Disjunct Mesic Forests of the Pacific Northwest" from 4-5 p.m. Immediately following, Ren Dimico is presenting "Enhancing Learning Understanding and Retention in an iCURE Laboratory" from 5-6 p.m. Contact the University Honors Program for more information.

Staff Awards Nominations Now Open, Due by Feb. 28

Nominations for Outstanding Staff Awards, Staff Educational Awards, Outstanding Team Award and the Lawrence C. McBride Prize are now open and are due by Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The awards and prizes will be presented in spring 2020 – location, date and time to be determined. Make a nomination and learn more. See past award nominees and recipients.

Participate in a Study Investigating Reported Dietary Intake, Attention and Memory in University Students

Researchers in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences are recruiting U of I undergraduate and graduate students aged 18-26 years to participate in a study exploring the relationships among foods consumed, nutrients found in the skin and cognition. The study requires one 90-minute in-person and three additional assignments to be completed at home, lasting approximately 30 minutes each. Participants must be willing to participate in activities on an iPad, fill out questionnaires and have their hand scanned by a safe blue light. Participants will receive a $10 Amazon gift card via email for participation. Contact lafr7879@vandals.uidaho.edu for more information.

Research Participants Needed for Study Focusing on Climate Change Perceptions

Kristin Haltinner and Dilshani Sarathchandra, along with their research team, are interested in understanding the factors that contribute to people changing their mind on climate change. Interview participants will receive a $10 gift card to WinCo in exchange for about an hour of their time. Interviews will be conducted on campus. Email Kristin Haltinner to schedule an interview.

International Student, Scholar and Faculty Services Has a New Name

The International Student, Scholar and Faculty Services office has updated its name to International Services. The office continues to provide services and immigration support to the international community. Offices hours are 1:30-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, in Living Learning Community Building 3. Email IPO@uidaho.edu for more information or with questions.

Evergreen Tree Spraying Begins in Moscow

When thinking of the holidays, the aromas of cinnamon and cloves, fresh-baked cookies and fresh-cut evergreens may come to mind. Before harvesting those evergreens from campus, be aware that each year the landscape team at U of I sprays about 100 trees with a natural repellent of skunk scent and fox urine, as well as a sticking agent, to protect them from theft and destruction during the holiday season. Read the featured tip of the week on the I-Safety website for more information about this program and the effects of removing trees from campus.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Smartphone Tips for Administrative Professionals to Increase Efficiency: 10-11:30 a.m., Bruce M. Pitman Center Room 045
CTR-IN Webinar: Planning for Multisite Pilot Projects Session Three: Noon to 1 p.m., IRIC 231
No Impression Like a First (and Lasting) Impression: The Graphic Syllabus: 12:30-1:20 p.m., College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Room 441
International Education Week: International Student, Scholar and Family Game Night: 5-7 p.m., The Center

Tuesday

Supervisory Excellence Program – Leading Change: 9-11 a.m., IRIC Atrium
Mobile Home Parks, Indigenous Peoples and the More-Than-Human: Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Teaching and Learning Center Room 045
Faculty Senate: 3:30-5 p.m., Paul J. Joyce Faculty and Staff Lounge
International Education Week: Pizza and Speed-Friending: 3:30-5 p.m., IRIC Atrium
Meet the Vandals – Boise: 5:30-8 p.m. Mountain time, Boise Centre Downtown, 850 W. Front St., Boise
Forestry Shortcourse: 6:30-9:30 p.m., University of Idaho Extension, Kootenai County, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene
Student Chamber Music Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music

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News Releases

U of I Holds Two Events for Acclaimed Author Luis Alberto Urrea

Acclaimed author Luis Alberto Urrea joins the University of Idaho’s Department of English for two public events as part of the Distinguished Visiting Writer series: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, Urrea participates in a reading and book signing in the 1912 Center’s Great Room; 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, Urrea is featured in a Writer’s Studio Conversation hosted by U of I Distinguished Professor Kim Barnes in Shoup Hall’s Pocket Playhouse. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Mitch Gibbs Awarded First Berry International Jazz Collections Fellowship

The University of Idaho Library has awarded Mitch Gibbs, a senior majoring in music education from Snohomish, Washington, the Berry International Jazz Collections Fellowship. This student fellowship consists of a $4,000 stipend and an additional $500 in research funds. Gibbs will be working to transcribe the Leonard Feather Blindfold Tests collection recordings, provide citations to the recordings that are used by Leonard Feather, ensure all of the recordings are digitized and enhance the digital collection by using primary and secondary sources to research and create contextual content. Read more.

ORED Funds 12 Equipment and Infrastructure Support Proposals

Twelve proposals representing eight colleges and institutes were selected for funding through the fall 2019 Office of Research and Economic Development's (ORED) Research Infrastructure and Scholarly Excellence (RISE) Equipment and Infrastructure Support (EIS) award program. The program supports equipment purchases, upgrades and repairs to enhance research, scholarship and creative activity at the university. In this competition, ORED awarded a total of $133,309 in funding, with total campus investments totaling $296,086, including the matching funds. Recipients were selected from a competitive field requesting a total of $236,309. Individual awards ranged from $3,709 to $24,995. Read more.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Notices

General Curriculum Report No. 298 Now Available

General Curriculum Report No. 298, dated Nov. 15, is available for viewing and printing. Items listed on this report will have the necessary faculty approvals unless a petition requesting further consideration of a specific item is signed by five faculty and submitted to the chair of the Faculty Senate by Friday, Nov. 29.

Faculty Senate Meeting No. 13 Nov. 19

Faculty Senate Meeting No. 13 will be held 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Paul J. Joyce Faculty-Staff Lounge in Brink Hall. The agenda and supporting materials will be emailed to Faculty Senate members and can also be obtained by contacting facsec@uidaho.edu.

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Nov. 15, 2019

Faculty and Staff News

Asia Research Brown Bag Speakers Series Today

Dilshani Sarathchandra from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology will present her research, “The Dangerous Curve: Diagnosis and Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis in Sri Lanka” at noon today, Nov. 15, in the International Programs Office conference room. Contact Jeff Kyong-McClain at the Confucius Institute for more information, or to inquire about presenting research as part of the series.

Geography Seminar Series Today

The Department of Geography Seminar Series will host speaker David Rigby, professor of geography from UCLA, 3:30 p.m. today, Nov. 15, in McClure Hall Room 209. Rigby will discuss “Do EU Regions Benefit from Smart Specialization?”

Next ARI Director Candidate Open Forum is Nov. 18

The search committee and the Office of Research and Economic Development have invited two finalists for the Aquaculture Research Institute Director position to campus. The university community is invited to attend open forums for each finalist. The open forum with Kenneth Cain will take place 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the IRIC Atrium, and is also available to watch via Zoom. An open forum with Brian Small took place on Nov. 14. Recordings of the open forums will be provided upon request once all candidates have visited campus. Contact Kathleen Skovgard with questions.

"Transforming Educational Reform in the Arab World:" The Journey of the TAMAM Project Nov. 18

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences will host Rima Karami-Akkary 3 p.m. Monday Nov. 18, in the Education Building, Room 141, to present her unique global perspective on grassroots school improvement. Karami-Akkary's presentation will center on the TAMAM project, for which she is the director and the principal investigator. Read more.

Faculty Success Seminar – NSF CAREER All Year: Integrating the Research and Education Plans Nov. 20

Join the Research and Faculty Development team 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in IRIC 305, to conclude the NSF CAREER All Year Seminars. In NSF CAREER proposals, the education plan must be approached with the same rigor as the research plan, and the two must be fully integrated. Learn how to integrate these two components and receive feedback on ideas. A recent CAREER awardee will discuss their experience and answer questions. Read more.

Save Energy and Money – Be Aware of Plug Loads

As we all look for ways to cut costs, it is a great opportunity to combine cost savings with energy conservation – a double win for the university. Plug loads may account for as much as 50% of the university energy use. If we reduce plug loads in our offices, potential energy savings could be nearly $1 million each year. U of I Utilities and Energy Services is asking for your help to accomplish this cost savings. Learn what you can do.

General Curriculum Report No. 298 Now Available

General Curriculum Report No. 298, dated Nov. 15, is available for viewing and printing. Items listed on this report will have the necessary faculty approvals unless a petition requesting further consideration of a specific item is signed by five faculty and submitted to the chair of the Faculty Senate by Friday, Nov. 29.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Fall Parent and Family Weekend 2019: Friday through Sunday
Humanitarian Bowl Champions Reunion: Friday through Saturday
Vandal Track and Field/Cross Country at 2019 NCAA Cross Country West Regional Championships: 11 a.m., Colfax, Washington
Vandal Clinic Open House: 3-5 p.m., Vandal Health Clinic
Parent and Family Weekend Information Table and Ticket Sales: 3:30-4:30 p.m., VandalStore Plaza
Biological Sciences Seminar: Ryan Long, University of Idaho: 3:30-4:20 p.m., Life Sciences South Room 277
Parent and Family Weekend – Beer Tasting: 5-7 p.m., College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Beef Pavilion
Dine and Dance: 5-9 p.m., Bloom Café, 403 S. Main St., Moscow
Vandal Volleyball vs. University of Northern Colorado: 6 p.m., Memorial Gym
Jazz Bands and Jazz Choirs: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Auditorium, Administration Building
Fall Dance Concert: Breaking Boundaries: 7:30-9 p.m., Physical Education Building Room 110
Fall Parent and Family Weekend Trivia: 8-9 p.m., International Ballroom North, Bruce M. Pitman Center

Weekend

Parent and Family Weekend – Builders and Bagels: 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Moscow Building Supply, 760 N. Main St., Moscow
Paint with your Parents: Mimosas and Masterpieces: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Wild @ Art, 118 E. Third St., Moscow
Parent and Family Weekend Cornhole Tournament: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday
Lifting for Life: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Atrium, Student Recreation Center
Master Class with Dance Faculty and Students: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Physical Education Building Room 110
Vandal Football vs. Sacramento State: 2 p.m. Saturday, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center
Fall Dance Concert: Breaking Boundaries: 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Physical Education Building Room 110
Comedy Night: Francisco Ramos: 8-9 p.m. Saturday, International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Paint with your Parents: Wine and Canvas: 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Wild @ Art, 118 E. Third St., Moscow
Copeland, Hillyer and McVey – Faculty Chamber Recital: 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music

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Feature Stories

Answering Questions with Keystrokes

The word “model” evokes many images such as a woman strutting down a Fashion Week runway or a model home. For scientists, a model represents a complex system such as the ocean’s currents or the economy. Scientists construct computer models to analyze, explain and simulate situations too multifaceted to study in the real world. When molecular modeler Jagdish Patel sits down at his keyboard, he doesn’t model global markets or fancy homes. Instead, the University of Idaho research assistant professor focuses on how microscopic biomolecules interact. Read more.

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Employee Notices

Nominations for Honorary Degrees for May 2020 Commencement Due Today

Nominations of candidates for honorary degrees for the May 2020 commencement ceremony are due today, Nov. 15. Completed nominations must be submitted to provost@uidaho.edu. The nomination instructions can be found in the Faculty Staff Handbook Section 4930. See the nomination requirements.

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Nov. 14, 2019

Faculty and Staff News

Modified ISUB Dining Options to Return

Despite the ISUB closure, Vandals Dining will be bringing back some services today, Nov. 14, including limited Chick-fil-A and Qdoba offerings. A large tent located outside the ISUB will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, providing options such as coffee, snacks, sandwiches, salads and beverages. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a modified Chick-fil-A and Qdoba menu serving the Chick-fil-A original sandwich and Qdoba’s steak, ground beef or impossible burritos. Dining dollars, cash and credit cards will be accepted, and seating will be available inside Einstein Bros. See more ISUB/TLC updates.

Microsoft Updates for all Windows-Managed Computers Available Today at Noon

On the second Thursday of every month at noon, an update will be released to Windows-managed computers. The update will become mandatory on the third Wednesday of the month for any computers not updated by then. This means that employees have one week to update their computer on their own schedule by going to "Software Center" on their computer and then "Updates" in the left-hand column of the screen. If the update is not completed before 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month, the computer will begin the update automatically. Many employees prefer this. Some updates require a reboot while many do not. Read more.

Give Your Feedback Concerning the Budget

The University of Idaho is facing significant budget challenges. We are taking these challenges head-on in a thoughtful, deliberate way. And we need your help. You have a voice in the conversation as we develop strategies to meet our budget challenges, and we want to hear it. Send us your ideas for generating revenue, achieving efficiencies or cost savings by Jan. 1, 2020. These ideas will be reviewed and considered as we begin developing more detailed plans. No idea is too small. The Nov. 7, 2019, budget open forum video is now available online. View the video or check out other presentations and messages from President Scott Green. Submit your ideas.

Vandal Health Clinic Open House Tomorrow

The Vandal Health Clinic is hosting an open house 3-5 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 15. Light refreshments will be served. The clinic, in partnership with Gritman Moscow Family Medicine, provides healthcare services for students, faculty and staff, and offers a full range of primary and preventative care and referral services. To make an appointment, call 208-885-6693. Walk-in visits are also welcome and will be worked in as schedules allow. The clinic is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Vandal Health Clinic is in the Student Health Services building.

Celebrate International Education Week Nov. 18-22

U of I will celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange through a series of events that highlight stories of transformation through international education Nov. 18-22. See the schedule of events.

Join the Healthy Holiday Challenge

Join the Healthy Holiday Challenge and keep the holiday weight gain and stress at bay. The goal of the challenge is to help participants stay consistent with their workouts during a very busy and calorie-filled time of year. University of Idaho students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to join the challenge. Form a team of three to six people by Sunday, Nov. 24. The challenge will last six weeks, from Nov. 24, 2019, to Jan. 4, 2020. Learn more and register.

Research Participants Needed – Perceptions on Climate Change

Kristin Haltinner and Dilshani Sarathchandra, along with their research team, are interested in understanding the factors that contribute to people changing their mind on climate change. Interview participants will receive a $10 gift card to WinCo in exchange for about an hour of their time. Interviews will be conducted on campus. Email Kristin Haltinner to schedule an interview.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Machine Learning in ArcGIS Platform Workshop: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Library Room 101
Transgender 101: 9-11 a.m., Bruce M. Pitman Center Room 045
UIRA Annual Meeting: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Best Western Plus University Inn, 1516 Pullman Road, Moscow
Understanding the LGBTQ+ Talent Pool in Rural America: 10-11 a.m., IRIC 305
UIRA Information Fair: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Best Western Plus University Inn, 1516 Pullman Road, Moscow
UIRA Idaho Treasure Award Luncheon: Noon to 1:30 p.m., Best Western Plus University Inn, 1516 Pullman Road, Moscow
Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m., Student Health Center Room 120
Basic Biosafety: 2-3 p.m., IRIC 321
Oxfam Hunger Banquet: 6-7:30 p.m., International Ballroom North, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Mental Health Film Series: “The King’s Speech:” 6:30-9 p.m., Library Room 120
Opera Scenes: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Auditorium, Administration Building
Fall Dance Concert: Breaking Boundaries: 7:30-9 p.m., Physical Education Building Room 110

Friday

Fall Parent and Family Weekend 2019: Friday through Sunday
Humanitarian Bowl Champions Reunion: Friday through Saturday
Vandal Track and Field/Cross Country at 2019 NCAA Cross Country West Regional Championships: 11 a.m., Colfax, Washington
Asia Research Brown Bag – “The Dangerous Curve: Diagnosis and Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis in Sri Lanka:” Noon to 1 p.m., International Programs Office Conference Room, Living Learning Community
Parent and Family Weekend Information Table and Ticket Sales: 3:30-4:30 p.m., VandalStore Plaza
Biological Sciences Seminar: Ryan Long, University of Idaho: 3:30-4:20 p.m., Life Sciences South Room 277
Parent and Family Weekend – Beer Tasting: 5-7 p.m., College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Beef Pavilion
Dine and Dance: 5-9 p.m., Bloom Café, 403 S. Main St., Moscow
Vandal Volleyball vs. University of Northern Colorado: 6 p.m., Memorial Gym
Jazz Bands and Jazz Choirs: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Auditorium, Administration Building
Fall Dance Concert: Breaking Boundaries: 7:30-9 p.m., Physical Education Building Room 110
Fall Parent and Family Weekend Trivia: 8-9 p.m., International Ballroom North, Bruce M. Pitman Center

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News Releases

U of I Theatre Presents “Little Women – The Musical”

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, “Little Women – The Musical” will be presented Dec. 6-15 on the Hartung stage at the University of Idaho. Produced by U of I’s Department of Theatre Arts, “Little Women – The Musical” follows the adventures of four sisters — aspiring writer Jo, the traditional Meg, shy Beth and romantic Amy —as they experience heartache, hope, love and, ultimately, personal growth. Read more.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Notices

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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Nov. 13, 2019

Faculty and Staff News

Use Caution Around ISUB/TLC Area During Construction Work

Pedestrians should use caution when walking around the ISUB/TLC area as construction crews work to install a new electrical transformer. The work, including pouring concrete and installing the transformer, is expected to take two weeks. While the construction site is fenced and flaggers are helping control foot and industrial traffic in the area, caution should be taken, especially by those using the TLC classrooms. See more ISUB/TLC updates.

Athena Conversation of Care: Mindfulness Today

Join Athena for a conversation about mindfulness, facilitated by Laura Holyoke, 11:30-12:30 p.m. today, Nov. 13, in IRIC 321. This casual event is open to everyone. Participants can also join via Zoom. Learn more about Athena.

Faculty Success Seminar: MW CTR-IN Funding Opportunities Today

Join the Research and Faculty Development team 12:30-1:30 p.m. today, Nov. 13, in IRIC 305, to learn about The Mountain West Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network (MW CTR-IN) application process and funding mechanisms. MW CTR-IN offers several funding opportunities and supportive resources for faculty interested in clinical and translational research that addresses emerging heath issues in the seven Mountain West partner states. This session will explain the limited submission application process and dissect the funding mechanisms, touching on purpose, eligibility and research emphasis. A recent awardee of two CTR-IN grants will be present to share experiences and answer questions. Read more.

Dinner in a U.S. Home: Have an International Student Over for a Meal

The International Programs Office's Dinner in a U.S. Home Program provides an opportunity for international students at the University of Idaho to connect with the Moscow community by attending a meal in a local home. This program is designed to foster new friendships that promote cultural exchange and appreciation for hosts and students. Learn more on the Dinner in a U.S. Home Facebook Group or sign up for dinner now.

Hazardous Waste Management Workshop for Laboratories Dec. 12; Register Online

Topics covered in the next Hazardous Waste Management Workshop for Laboratories, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in Agriculture Sciences Building Room 62, include the accumulation and storage of chemical waste in a laboratory setting; submitting chemical collection requests, regulatory background, waste minimization, regulatory compliance and background, spill response and more. This workshop is recommended for anyone working in a laboratory setting. Enroll through NetLearning to attend this workshop.

ARI Director Candidates Open Forums Nov. 14 and 18

The search committee and the Office of Research and Economic Development have invited two finalists for the Aquaculture Research Institute Director position to campus. The university community is invited to attend open forums for each finalist. The open forum with Brian Small will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the IRIC Atrium, and is available to watch via Zoom. The open forum with Kenneth Cain will take place 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the IRIC Atrium, and is also available to watch via Zoom. Recordings of the open forums will be provided upon request once all candidates have visited campus. Contact Kathleen Skovgard with questions.

Participate in a Study Investigating Reported Dietary Intake, Attention and Memory in University Students

Researchers in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences are recruiting University of Idaho undergraduate and graduate students aged 18-26 years to participate in a study exploring the relationships among foods consumed, nutrients found in the skin and cognition. The study requires one 90-minute in-person visit on the University of Idaho campus and three additional assignments to be completed at home, lasting approximately 30 minutes each. Participants must be willing to participate in activities on an iPad, fill out questionnaires and have their hand scanned by a safe blue light. Participants will receive a $10 Amazon gift card via email as financial compensation for participation. Contact lafr7879@vandals.uidaho.edu for more information or with questions.

Printer Cartridge Recycling Update

Printer Cartridge Recycling has officially restarted. Learn more about the program. Find a drop-off location.

Nominations for University Awards for Excellence Now Open

Nominations for the University Awards for Excellence are now being accepted. The award ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 6, 2020, following the University Faculty Meeting. Contact Joana Espinoza or call her at 208-885-7941 with questions about the awards or the ceremony. Nominate a colleague or student and learn more about the specific awards and deadlines.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

GIS Day: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., International Ballroom North, Bruce M. Pitman Center
GIS and Spatial Machine Learning: 9:30-10:30 a.m., International Ballroom North, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Short Talks – GIS Day: 10:40-11:40 a.m., International Ballroom North, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Pizza and Posters – GIS Day: 11:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., International Ballroom North, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Drop-In Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m., TLC Room 047 and via Zoom
MW CTR-IN Funding Opportunities: 12:30-1:30 p.m., IRIC 305
GIS in the State of Idaho: 1-2:30 p.m., Cataldo Room, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Short Talks – GIS Day: 2:40-3:40 p.m., International Ballroom North, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Responsible Conduct of Research – Conflict of Interest/Financial Conflict of Interest: 3:30-4:30 p.m., IRIC 305
Sustainable Ag Speaker Series: November 2019: 5:30-7 p.m., Hunga Dunga Brewing Company, 333 N. Jackson St., Moscow
Kay Sargent: Mindfulness in the Modern Workplace: 5:30-7 p.m., International Ballroom North, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Women’s Basketball vs. Colorado State: 6 p.m., Memorial Gym
Crossing Party Lines for Climate Action: 7-8:30 p.m., Courtroom, Menard Law Building
Women’s Climb Night: 8-10 p.m., U of I Climbing Center

Thursday

Machine Learning in ArcGIS Platform Workshop: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Library Room 101
Transgender 101: 9-11 a.m., Bruce M. Pitman Center Room 045
UIRA Annual Meeting: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Best Western Plus University Inn, 1516 Pullman Road, Moscow
Understanding the LGBTQ+ Talent Pool in Rural America: 10-11 a.m., IRIC 305
UIRA Information Fair: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Best Western Plus University Inn, 1516 Pullman Road, Moscow
UIRA Idaho Treasure Award Luncheon: Noon to 1:30 p.m., Best Western Plus University Inn, 1516 Pullman Road, Moscow
Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m., Student Health Center Room 120
Basic Biosafety: 2-3 p.m., IRIC 321
Oxfam Hunger Banquet: 6-7:30 p.m., International Ballroom North, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Mental Health Film Series: “The King’s Speech:” 6:30-9 p.m., Library Room 120
Opera Scenes: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Auditorium, Administration Building
Fall Dance Concert: Breaking Boundaries: 7:30-9 p.m., Physical Education Building Room 110

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Kudos and Acknowledgments

Sharma to Study Chinese Language in Nepal

Assistant Professor of English Bal Krishna Sharma has been awarded a $5,000 University of Idaho Confucius Institute Faculty Fellows Small Grant to conduct research in language ecology in Nepal. Sharma will travel to Kathmandu over winter break to study the cultural and linguistic effects of China's Belt and Road Initiative in Nepal. This project is an extension of Sharma's continuing research on the spread and use of global languages and their impacts on the local linguistic ecology in Nepal. His initial findings will be presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics in March 2020.

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Help share U of I research with the public. Faculty members who have an upcoming journal publication and think their research is newsworthy may contact either UCM Science and Content Writer Leigh Cooper or their college's marketing and communications manager. There may be interest in publicizing the work with a press release, social media, etc. Reach out soon after a paper has been accepted and before publication.

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Nov. 12, 2019

Faculty and Staff News

TLC Partially Reopened; ISUB Remains Closed

Some classes have returned to the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) as temporary power is brought online in the building. All class locations for the rest of the semester can be found in the regular online course list. Classes will remain in these locations through the remainder of the semester. While some classrooms are reopened, power outlets are not operational. Electronic devices such as cell phones and laptops cannot be charged in the TLC classrooms at this time. Staff will continue to work in relocated offices. Students needing services of the offices typically located in the TLC/ISUB can check the ISUB update page for relocated offices. The ISUB remains closed.

Admin Circle Drive Closed Today

The Admin Circle drive will be closed today, Nov. 12, to accommodate work being done on the Admin Clock Tower. The drive will be closed to accommodate the lift, and the main east entrance will be closed to pedestrian traffic for the duration of the project. A fire lane access width will be open through the drive, which should allow some service traffic to pass through as necessary.

Renfrew Colloquium Featuring Aryn Baxter Today

Aryn Baxter, executive director of the International Programs Office, is the speaker for this week's Renfrew Colloquium, taking place 12:30 p.m. today, Nov. 12, in the International Ballroom North of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The topic of this presentation is “Ethical Internationalization: Challenges, Frameworks and Responsible Practices in International Higher Education.”

Third Annual Water Symposium Today

The Idaho Water Institute is hosting its Third Annual Water Symposium 4-6 p.m. today, Nov. 12, in the International Ballroom North of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The special keynote speaker will be Monica Ramirez-Andreotta from the University of Arizona.

GIS Day is Tomorrow

This year's GIS Day at the University of Idaho will offer several associated learning opportunities. GIS Day takes place tomorrow, Nov. 13. This event brings together scholars, students, professionals, businesses and the public to discuss geospatial technologies and demonstrate their many uses. Admission to this event is free and open to everyone. Learn more about GIS Day program offerings.

Crossing Party Lines for Climate Action Tomorrow

Two former members of Congress, one Republican and one Democrat, will be on campus 7 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 13, in the courtroom of the University of Idaho's College of Law, 711 S. Rayburn St., to promote bipartisan solutions to global climate change. Rep. Bob Inglis, a Republican who served six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina, will be joined by Rep. Brian Baird, who represented western Washington's Third District for six terms. Their public presentation is titled "Crossing Party Lines for Climate Action." It will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Their visit is sponsored by the U of I's Sustainability Center, along with four student groups: the Society of American Foresters, the Economics Club, the Federalist Society and the Environmental Law Society.

Asia Research Brown Bag Speakers Series Nov. 15

Dilshani Sarathchandra from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology will present her research, “The Dangerous Curve: Diagnosis and Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis in Sri Lanka” at noon Friday, Nov. 15, in the International Programs Office conference room. Contact Jeff Kyong-McClain at the Confucius Institute for more information, or to inquire about presenting research as part of the series.

English Language Fellow Program Seeking Recruits; Information Session Nov. 19

The English Language Fellow program is seeking highly qualified U.S. educators in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to participate in fellowships at academic institutions throughout the world. To learn more about this opportunity, attend an information session 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Alumni Lounge located in Hayes Hall. The program is a U.S. Department of State exchange program administered by Georgetown University. Program Fellows must have a master's in TESOL (or other related field), plus a minimum of two to five years of teaching experience with English language learners. These 10-month appointments include competitive salary and benefits and provide a unique opportunity to live and work abroad. Judy Emerson and Margot Volem, both former English Language Fellows, will offer details and answer questions about the program.

RSVP by Nov. 22 for the Davenport Holiday Dinner 

The University of Idaho Office of Alumni Relations is hosting the Davenport Holiday Dinner featuring the University of Idaho Vandaleers at the Historic Davenport Hotel. Join President Scott Green, Alumni Association Executive Director Kathy Barnard and other university leaders 6-10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington for an evening of music, fun and holiday cheer. Tickets are $100 per person. RSVP by Friday, Nov. 22. Learn more and purchase tickets.

U of I Search Committee Training Now Available Online

The Office of Workforce Diversity has launched the U of I's Online Search Committee Training. The training is offered with hiring managers and search committee participants in mind but is available for all U of I employees. Read more.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Excel: Mastering Lookup Functions: 10-11 a.m., Bruce M. Pitman Center Room 045
Many Nations, One Family: Strengthening Connections with Indigenous Students: 12:30-1:30 p.m., IRIC 321
New Employee Benefits Orientation – Zoom Only: 1-2 p.m.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Basics: Competence Builds Confidence: 1-3 p.m., Bruce M. Pitman Center Room 045
Meet Esri Solutions Engineer for Operations and Management: 2-3 p.m., Library Room 403
Esri Solutions Engineer: Teaching and Research with Esri Geospatial Platform: 3:15-4:45 p.m., Library Room 403
Faculty Senate: 3:30-5 p.m., Paul J. Joyce Faculty and Staff Lounge
Idaho WWAMI Research Poster Expo: 5-7 p.m., WWAMI Medical Education Building
Vandal Volleyball vs. Eastern Washington University: 6 p.m., Memorial Gym
Northwest Wind Quintet – Faculty Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music

Wednesday

GIS and Spatial Machine Learning: 9:30-10:30 a.m., International Ballroom North, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Short Talks – GIS Day: 10:40-11:40 a.m., International Ballroom North, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Pizza and Posters – GIS Day: 11:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., International Ballroom North, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Drop-In Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m., TLC Room 047 and via Zoom
MW CTR-IN Funding Opportunities: 12:30-1:30 p.m., IRIC 305
GIS in the State of Idaho: 1-2:30 p.m., Cataldo Room, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Short Talks – GIS Day: 2:40-3:40 p.m., International Ballroom North, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Responsible Conduct of Research – Conflict of Interest/Financial Conflict of Interest: 3:30-4:30 p.m., IRIC 305
Kay Sargent: Mindfulness in the Modern Workplace: 5:30-7 p.m., International Ballroom North, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Women’s Basketball vs. Colorado State: 6 p.m., Memorial Gym
Women’s Climb Night: 8-10 p.m., U of I Climbing Center

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News Releases

U of I GIS Day Features National Researcher Nov. 13

Geospatial technologies will be celebrated with presentations and speakers during the University of Idaho’s Geographic Information Systems Day from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the International Ballroom-North of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The event is free and open to the public. The day, which explores innovative applications of GIS technology and its utility in multiple disciplines, begins with a 9 a.m. keynote presentation from Esri Spatial Statistics researcher Orhun Aydin. Esri is an international company that builds mapping and spatial analytics software. Aydin will explain the power of GIS to integrate spatial-temporal data for understanding our planet and solving its most pressing problems. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

“The Vandal Theory” Podcast: Mike Quist — Trailing Steelhead

Fishing for steelhead? Keep a look out for tagged fish. On the newest episode of “The Vandal Theory,” Mike Quist discusses how a new steelhead tracking study could improve management of the species. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and Google Play.

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Employee Notices

Nominations for Honorary Degrees for May 2020 Commencement Due Nov. 15

Nominations of candidates for honorary degrees for the May 2020 commencement ceremony are due by Friday, Nov. 15. Completed nominations must be submitted to provost@uidaho.edu. The nomination instructions can be found in the Faculty Staff Handbook Section 4930. See the nomination requirements.

Join the U of I Employee Facebook Group

Want to engage with audiences and peers online? Visit the U of I Faculty and Staff News and Events Facebook page. This closed group is managed by the University Communications and Marketing Office, with support from members of Staff Council. It is intended to help U of I employees engage with each other and stay informed about activities on campus.

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Some Classes Return to TLC; ISUB Remains Closed

Some classes will return to the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) today, Nov. 11, as temporary power is brought online in the building. Any classes not returning to the TLC on Monday will remain in the relocation through the remainder of the semester. Please review the schedule for an updated list of class locations. While some classrooms will be reopened, power outlets will not be operational. Electronic devices such as cell phones and laptops cannot be charged in the TLC classrooms at this time. Staff will continue to work in relocated offices. Students needing services of the offices typically located in the TLC/ISUB can get assistance at the relocated offices. The ISUB remains closed. All activities through Thanksgiving that were previously scheduled in the building have been relocated. For more information, visit the ISUB Updates website.

Vandal Health Clinic Opens Today; Open House Set for Nov. 15

The Vandal Health Clinic, on the Moscow campus, opens its doors and welcomes new patients today, Nov. 11. The Vandal Health Clinic, in partnership with Gritman Moscow Family Medicine, provides healthcare services for students, faculty and staff. The clinic offers a full range of primary and preventative care and referral services through its integration with Gritman Medical Center and accepts most insurance plans, including the Student Health Insurance Program, university Blue Cross plans and all private health insurance including all Blue Cross and Blue Shield programs. To make an appointment, call 208-885-6693. Walk-in visits are also welcome and will be worked in as schedules allow. The clinic is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Vandal Health Clinic is in the Student Health Services building. Visit the Vandal Health Clinic during an open house 3-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. Light refreshments will be served.

Give Your Feedback Concerning the Budget

The University of Idaho is facing significant budget challenges. We are taking these challenges head-on in a thoughtful, deliberate way. And we need your help. You have a voice in the conversation as we develop strategies to meet our budget challenges, and we want to hear it. Send us your ideas for generating revenue, achieving efficiencies or cost savings by Jan. 1, 2020. These ideas will be reviewed and considered as we begin developing more detailed plans. No idea is too small. The Nov. 7, 2019, budget open forum video is now available online. View the video or check out other presentations and messages from President Scott Green. Submit your ideas.

Writing Center Currently in the Pitman Center

The Writing Center is currently located in the Pitman Center, on the second floor between the Borah Theater and Vandal Ballroom. Writing tutors are available for drop-in or scheduled appointments 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, visit the Writing Center webpage. Evening tutoring will continue to take place 6-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Library, as will drop-in hours in the Wallace Basement, 2-3:30 p.m. on Mondays.

New Employee Benefits Orientation Re-Scheduled for Nov. 12

The New Employee Benefits Orientation originally scheduled for today, Nov. 11 has been re-scheduled for 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. Join Zoom meeting. View orientation handouts and dial by location information.

Third Annual Water Symposium Nov. 12

The Idaho Water Institute is hosting its Third Annual Water Symposium 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. The special keynote speaker is Monica Ramirez-Andreotta from the University of Arizona.

Idaho WWAMI Medical Research Poster Expo Nov. 12

The WWAMI Medical Education Program will host the annual Medical Student Research Poster Expo, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the newly renovated WWAMI facility at 121 W. Sweet Ave. Second-year medical students will present their research posters, which fulfills their Independent Investigative Inquiry requirement for their medical degree. Examples of research topics include “Temporal Changes in Corneal Elasticity During UV Collagen Cross-Linking,” “Social Determinants of Health Questionnaire: Identifying and Connecting At-Risk Seniors to Community Resources” and more. The campus and community are invited to attend.

"Transforming Educational Reform in the Arab World:" The Journey of the TAMAM Project Nov. 18

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences will host Rima Karami-Akkary 3 p.m. Monday Nov. 18, in the Education Building, Room 141, to present her unique global perspective on grassroots school improvement. Karami-Akkary's presentation will center on the TAMAM project, for which she is the director and the principal investigator. Read more.

Printer Cartridge Recycling Update

Printer Cartridge Recycling has officially restarted. Learn more about the program. Find a drop-off location.

Mobility is for All Vandals

Vandal Access offers free cross-campus transportation to classes, employment, meetings, etc., 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Whether mobility impairment is temporary or permanent, the result of an injury, procedure or condition, Vandal Access can get you where you need to go on campus. For program requirements, details and to sign up, visit the Vandal Access webpage.

Free Footwear Traction Devices for Employees

In an effort to reduce weather related slips and falls this winter, Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety have launched a limited pilot program to provide footwear traction devices free of charge to University of Idaho employees on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the I-Safety website for instructions on how and where to pick up a pair.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Spring Registration Opens
CTR-IN Webinar: Planning for Multisite Pilot Projects Session Three: Noon to 1 p.m., IRIC 231
Defusing the Bias Bomb in Class: Applied Strategies: 12:30-1 p.m., College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Room 441
New Employee Benefits Orientation – Zoom Only: 1-2 p.m.
Veterans Appreciation Dinner: 5:30 p.m., International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center

Tuesday

Excel: Mastering Lookup Functions: 10-11 a.m., Bruce M. Pitman Center Room 045
Many Nations, One Family: Strengthening Connections with Indigenous Students: 12:30-1:30 p.m., IRIC 321
New Employee Benefits Orientation – Zoom Only: 1-2 p.m.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Basics: Competence Builds Confidence: 1-3 p.m., Bruce M. Pitman Center Room 045
Faculty Senate: 3:30-5 p.m., Paul J. Joyce Faculty and Staff Lounge
Vandal Volleyball vs. Eastern Washington University: 6 p.m., Memorial Gym
Northwest Wind Quintet – Faculty Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music

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Faculty Senate Meeting No. 12 is Nov. 12

Faculty Senate Meeting No. 12 will be held 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Paul J. Joyce Faculty-Staff Lounge in Brink Hall. The agenda and supporting materials will be emailed to Faculty Senate members and can also be obtained by contacting facsec@uidaho.edu.

Support the University’s Brand

University of Idaho employees and students can download a suite of templates to help create professional documents that support the university’s brand. Templates are available for Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and Keynote. Available templates include postcards, flyers, posters, signage, thank you cards, brochures, fax cover sheets and letterheads, among others. Visit the Brand Toolkit's Template section to learn more.

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Faculty and Staff News

TLC/ISUB Classes and Offices Relocated Until Building Reopens

The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) and Idaho Student Union Building (ISUB) will remain closed today as crews continue to repair damage from flooding in the basement, including replacing a damaged transformer. Class and office spaces have been relocated until the building reopens. To find class and office relocations, visit the ISUB Updates website.

Celebrate International Games Week with Board Games in the Library Today

Celebrate International Games Week, Nov. 3-9, with board games in the U of I Library 1-3:30 p.m. today, Nov. 8, in the Team Tech Room, formerly Room 133. International Games Week is an initiative to connect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational and social value of all types of games. Learn more.

Faculty Success Seminar: MW CTR-IN Funding Opportunities Nov. 13

Join the Research and Faculty Development team 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in IRIC 305 to learn about The Mountain West Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network (MW CTR-IN) application process and funding mechanisms. MW CTR-IN offers several funding opportunities and supportive resources for faculty interested in clinical and translational research that addresses emerging heath issues in the seven Mountain West partner states. This session will explain the limited submission application process and dissect the funding mechanisms, touching on purpose, eligibility and research emphasis. A recent awardee of two CTR-IN grants will be present to share experiences and answer your questions. Read more.

RFD Offers Spring 2020 Proposal Development Academy for Faculty

The Research and Faculty Development team has launched the Spring 2020 Proposal Development Academy: What You Need to Know Before You Write. The intended outcome for participants of this cohort activity is to enhance the readiness of early career faculty members to write a competitive proposal. The planned topics for this activity are available online. The team is seeking nominations from deans to participate, and is also interested in hearing from early career faculty members (preference given to faculty members in years one and two of their appointment) who are interested and available to participate in this size-limited cohort activity. Individuals must be able to attend each of the eight planned sessions on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Refer to the schedule for specific dates. Zoom capability will be available for those not in Moscow. Contact Carly Cummings with submissions or questions.

Join the Healthy Holiday Challenge

Join the Healthy Holiday Challenge and keep the holiday weight gain and stress at bay. The goal of the challenge is to help participants stay consistent with their workouts during a very busy and calorie-filled time of year. University of Idaho students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to join the challenge. Form a team of three to six people by Sunday, Nov. 24. The challenge will last six weeks, from Nov. 24, 2019, to Jan. 4, 2020. Learn more and register.

Take the U of I Athletics Marketing Assessment

Provide your opinions on the university’s current athletics branding, including signage, uniforms, merchandise and marketing. Like it, love it or want to see a change – now is your chance to inform the future look and feel of our Idaho Vandals. Participants will be entered to win Vandal prizes. The survey closes in mid-November, and next steps will be identified in early 2020. Take the survey.

Save the Date for the 2020 Women's Leadership Conference April 9

Save the date for the 2020 Washington State University and University of Idaho Women's Leadership Conference, April 9. The theme for the conference is "Together, We Rise," which speaks to a collective commitment to acknowledge, honor and celebrate difference, working together to build networks of support and strong alliances between women-identified people of diverse backgrounds, identities and experiences. A detailed call for speaker proposals will be released in November. Conference registration will open in mid-February. Learn more about the Women's Leadership Conference.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

PERSI Choice 401(k) Retirement Presentation: 9-10 a.m., Human Resources Conference Room
Discovering the Art and Science of Motivation: 10-11 a.m., Bruce M. Pitman Center Room 045
PERSI Choice 401(k) Individual Meetings: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Human Resources Conference Room
First Generation College Panel: Noon to 1 p.m., Tribal Nations Lounge, Bruce M. Pitman Center
New Faculty Seminar Series: Getting Started with Grants for Research and Scholarship: 12:30-1:20 p.m., IRIC 305
Board Gaming at the Library for International Games Week: 1-3:30 p.m., Library
Biological Sciences Seminar: Dan Streblow, Oregon Health and Science University: 3:30-4:20 p.m., Life Sciences South Room 277
Buying Their Way In: Redistribution of Campaign Resources as a Path to State Legislative Leadership for Women: 4-5 p.m., Administration Building Room 336

Weekend

Make a Difference Day: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Vandal Green Dot Bystander Training: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, J.A. Albertson Building Room 101
Vandals Make a Difference in Boise: Rake Up Boise: 9 a.m. to noon Mountain time Saturday, Boise
Vandal Tailgate at Montana: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain time Saturday, River Bowl South, Spaces 16 and 17, Corner of Maurice Ave. and S. Fifth St. S.E., Missoula, Montana
Vandal Football at Montana: 1 p.m. Mountain time Saturday, Missoula, Montana
Vandal Volleyball vs. Montana State University: 1 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Gym
Patrick Jones, Saxophone – Faculty Recital: 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music

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