Progress Surveys are Due in VandalStar Today
Course instructors are encouraged to submit VandalStar Progress Surveys for their students by 11 p.m. today, Feb. 18. Progress Surveys provide insight about students’ academic performance in spring courses. This information is extremely useful for students as they make decisions about their semester and for advisors and support staff in determining which students might need academic assistance and/or campus services such as tutoring, academic coaching, etc. Email VandalStar Coordinator Lisa Ormond, call 208-885-8787, or go online for more information.
Social Security 101 Zoom Training Sessions are Tomorrow and Feb. 20
Kirk Larson of the Social Security Administration will be conducting online Social Security 101 training sessions 8:30–9:30 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 19, and 2:30–3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. Email Kirk.Larson@SSA.gov to register. The Zoom meeting ID is 964 915 664. Dial by your location to +1-669-900-6833 or +1-646-876-9923.
Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive is Tomorrow
It's time to stand up to blood cancer. Register to donate bone marrow 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 19, in the ISUB Lobby.
The Three-Minute Video Lecture is Tomorrow
Check out the Three-Minute Video Lecture and learn to keep students engaged with lecture content by creating video screencasts that are short, focused and effective, 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 19, online via Zoom. This lecture is presented by Instructional Designer Vanessa Botts. This Center for Excellence in Training and Learning workshop will showcase how to create short, engaging video lectures. Three free screencasting and interactive video tools will be demonstrated, and examples will be offered on how to break up longer lectures. Learn more and register.
Pop-In Leadership Series Begins Tomorrow
Pop-in to the Department of Student Involvement for a casual and fun new leadership series 1:30–2:30 p.m. on Mondays, and 2–3 p.m. on Wednesdays, in the ISUB, Room 302. This series is suitable for students, staff and faculty of all learning levels. Topics vary each session and include emotional intelligence, inspiring others and justice work in leadership. Visit Engage or the Corq app for specific session information. Sessions begin 2–3 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 19, with “How to Win an Argument,” and end Monday, March 30. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Perfect Your Presentation Skills at the Next IRIC Lunch and Learn Feb. 20
At the next IRIC Lunch and Learn, noon Thursday, Feb. 20, in the IRIC Atrium, U of I Science and Content Writer Leigh Cooper will help students, faculty and staff create and deliver presentations that will significantly boost audience members’ interest and engagement. Learn more.
Comedy Night with Stephen Agyei is Feb. 20
See Stephen Agyei 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center, International Ballroom. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Agyei has a style described as “calculated fearlessness.” Come see for yourself and laugh until you cry. Learn more.
Registration Open for University of Idaho Swim Center Group Lessons
Registration is open for spring University of Idaho Swim Center group lessons. Session three lessons will take place Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 24 through March 11, at the University of Idaho Swim Center. Registration is also open for session four classes, taking place Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 25 through March 12. Cost to participate is $45. Learn more and register online.
Vandal Ski Day at Lookout Pass is Feb. 21 and Feb. 22
Join alumni and friends for the second annual North Idaho Ski Weekend at Lookout Pass on Friday, Feb. 21, and Saturday, Feb. 22. The weekend will be filled with fun as Vandals take over Lookout Mountain and historic Wallace. Contact Marie Duncan for more information. Learn more and register.
Catch a Ride on the Mountain Express Feb. 22
Catch a ride on the Mountain Express to Lookout Pass Saturday, Feb. 22. The cost is $65 for students or $15 for transportation only with a season pass. Sign up at the Outdoor Program Office or by calling 208-885-6810.
Go Rock Climbing Feb. 22 at Hells Gate State Park
Join the Outdoor Program on an outdoor rock-climbing trip to Hells Gate State Park Saturday, Feb. 22. This trip is suitable for all abilities. Cost is $40 for students and $60 for all others. Register at the Outdoor Program Office or by calling 208-885-6810.
Register by March 2 for UIdaho Bound Student Activities Fair Participation
Clubs and organizations that would like to reserve a table for the UIdaho Bound Student Activities Fair in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center this spring should fill out the form online to reserve a table for Saturday, March 28, and/or Saturday, April 25. Forms should be submitted by Monday, March 2, to participate.
Spring Crowdfunding Seeks Ambassadors
U&I Give is launching 12 new crowdfunding campaigns this spring. Help spread the word about campaigns such as the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Humanitarian Engineering Corps and the University Honors Program. Campaigns will last until Tuesday, March 10.
Provide Feedback by March 4 on Proposed Bus Route
SMART Transit has requested state funds to expand their free bus service by adding a third route. You can provide feedback by emailing the Idaho Public Transportation Office through Wednesday, March 4. Email email@example.com for more details on the proposed route.
Seeking Seat Sponsors for Etiquette Dinner
Career Services is seeking seat sponsorship for the annual Etiquette Dinner, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Dinner includes a multi-course meal and presentation full of etiquette topics. E. & J. Gallo Winery will provide a complimentary glass of wine for guests 21 and over. Thanks to the generosity of seat sponsors, dinner is offered at no cost to students. Seats are available at $15 each, or sponsor a full table of eight for $250, which includes additional branding of departments. Request an order form from Kami, senior employer relations intern.
New Board Games are Available at the Library
The library has added 15 new board games to their collection, located on the first floor next to the magazines. Find information about the new games on the library’s Board Game Collection guide or contact Perri Moreno for more information.
Register for Free Grocery Tours
Register for a free grocery store tour led by U of I dietetic students. Learn shopping tips and strategies to help you stick to your budget and navigate a grocery store with ease. Learn more.
Help Prevent the Flu
I-Safety has joined with Vandal Health Education for a reminder of ways to help prevent the flu. Think: Wash, cover, stay and seek — wash hands frequently, cover coughs and sneezes, stay home and seek medical attention when necessary. It’s also not too late to get a flu vaccine. More details on prevention are available on the I-Safety web page and Vandal Health Education web page.