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March 27, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Faculty and Staff News

Campus Mail To Restore Some Departmental Deliveries

In response to campus needs, Campus Mail will restore partial on-campus mail delivery on Tuesdays and Thursdays by request. Contact Campus Mail at campusmail@uidaho.edu or 208-885-7011 to receive university mail on specified days or for more information.
 

How to Help with Issues of Service and Quality of Video

The high-volume demand of streaming services is degrading service and quality of videos. As a result, U of I is receiving messages from local communities that their government services and public safety functions are being negatively impacted. Students and faculty members are also reporting quality issues with courses. You can help with this issue by lowering video quality — don’t watch in HD — in Zoom and on streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.; downloading videos instead of streaming them when possible; and, in a household, taking turns when streaming videos.
 

Update: Student Accounts and Cashier Windows Current Office Operations

The Student Accounts Office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, the Bruce M. Pitman Center is closed to the public. If you have business with the office, come to the Pitman Center and call 208-885-7447 to be allowed into the building.
 

Boise VandalStore Closure; Moscow Store Still Open

The Boise VandalStore is closed for the time being. Online shopping at vandalstore.com is still open and includes free shipping. The Moscow store is still currently open for business.
 

QPR Suicide Prevention Training via Zoom is April 2

Isolation and depression can be especially concerning during this time. At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, attend a suicide prevention training via Zoom. Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) is an evidenced-based, one-hour training program to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide. Register online.  
 

Apply for a U of I Student-Arts Fee Grant; Deadline is April 10

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to help fund creative projects occurring between September 2020 and August 2021. Grants may also be used to help fund educational opportunities in the arts that significantly impact campus. This grant, funded by the Student Arts-Fee, is open to students, faculty members and academic units. Preference is given to first-time grant seekers. The application is available online and is due by Friday, April 10. Email uiarts@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Applications Due April 20

The Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (ISTPF) has announced its inaugural call for year-long fellows. The ISTPF is a collaborative effort among the University of Idaho, Boise State University and Idaho State University and is led by the McClure Center for Public Policy Research. ISTPF is seeking scientists, social scientists and engineers to work with state agencies to develop and implement solutions that address challenges facing Idaho in areas such as water, energy, fire, public health and economic development. Fellows are provided with compensation, benefits, orientation, professional development, mentorship, a travel allowance and administrative support. Applications are due Monday, April 20, and fellowships will begin in late August. Visit the ISTPF website, the ISTPF application page or follow along on Twitter @ScienceIdaho to learn more about the program or how to apply. Email istpf@uidaho.edu with questions about the program.
 

NSF CAREER Assistance is Available; Deadline to Apply is July 27

The deadline for early career faculty applying to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) most prestigious award, the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER), is Monday, July 27. The Research and Faculty Development team’s proposal development specialists will work with faculty to develop a competitive proposal, from contacting program officers to crafting a biosketch and reviewing/editing proposal documents — excluding the budget. They have resources to help develop sections such as broader impacts, education plans and evaluation tools. They also have templates, checklists, guides, webinars and more to share. The team’s services are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Complete a Request Service ticket to make a request.

Todays Events

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

Deadline to Add or Drop Late Eight-Week Classes

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Feature Stories

Pioneering Plant-Based Jet Fuels

An encounter at a school event sparked junior Sara Murphy’s passion for biofuels. During the University of Idaho’s Palousafest, Murphy met members of the Vandal Clean Energy Club, an organization that promotes and implements clean energy and sustainable practices in and around U of I. A major initiative of the club is reacting vegetable oil waste from campus food facilities with alcohol to create biodiesel, which can then be used in university diesel vehicles. Read more.

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Employee Notices

Deadlines Extended for Sabbatical Applications and Promotion and Tenure Policy Selection

Due to COVID-19, two deadlines have been extended to allow faculty more time to respond. Sabbatical applications for 2021-22 are now due Friday, April 10. Submit applications to provost@uidaho.edu. Check with your college dean's office for internal college due dates to allow time for letters to be written. For information on sabbatical, visit FSH 3720 or the Provost's Office Sabbatical webpage. The deadline to select the old Promotion and Tenure timeline has also been extended, to Wednesday, April 15. Consult FSH 3500 I-2 for policy details. Faculty who may be affected by this will receive further instructions in the next few days. Contact Joana Espinoza with questions about either process.

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Impact of Stay-At-Home Order on U of I

Yesterday, Idaho Gov. Brad Little announced a 21-day stay-at-home order that will change some university operations. It does not change the online/remote course delivery currently in place. While buildings on campus, as well as at all of U of I’s statewide locations, are closed to the public, support services for students are still available. Staff who can work from home should do so. If your work is not possible from home, work with your supervisor to determine if your work is essential to university operations at this time and not exempt from the stay-at-home order. Faculty who can teach from home should do so. If necessary, classrooms can still be accessed for course delivery. Buildings are accessible to employees with keys or keycards, but faculty must follow social distancing guidelines.
 

President Enacts Emergency Policy

Quick and decisive action may be needed as the university continues to respond to the fast-moving nature of the coronavirus epidemic. President Scott Green has enacted a COVID-19 Emergency Response Policy intended to give the university the latitude to move with the appropriate speed when necessary in responding to the virus outbreak. The policy allows administrators, with presidential approval, to take actions that would be otherwise inconsistent with university policy only to the extent necessary to implement or enforce a university response to the virus. The policy is necessarily broad in that it applies to any current university policy, but at the same time carefully limited in that the actions must be temporary, limited only to what is necessary for response to the virus and have approval from an administrator at the vice-president or equivalent level. The protections for tenure, employment and programs that are in place in the policy of the Board of Regents remain in place. This emergency response policy cannot, and will not, be used to close programs, lay off employees or impact the tenure rights of faculty.
 

COVID-19 Emergency Presidential Action Taken

Emergency Presidential Action was taken by President C. Scott Green in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Green’s memo dated March 20 is available online. Under “Emergency Actions,” click “2019-2020” and then click “COVID-19 VIRUS Emergency Response and FSH 6990.”
 

Interior Recycling Program Stopped

As of today, March 26, all Interior Recycling Pickup will cease as a result of efforts to control the spread of COVID-19. For this interim period, all interior recycling of paper, aluminum and plastic should be disposed of through the solid waste stream instead. Exterior cardboard will still be picked up at this time, but this is under review as well. Do not store recycling materials for a later pickup date.
 

Parking and Transportation Services Updates

The Parking and Transportation Services office at 1006 Railroad St. in the Intermodal Transit Center is closed to the public, but the Parking and Transportation Services customer service team will continue answering the phone and responding to emails as normal. The University of Idaho Moscow campus will continue with academic break parking enforcement rules until the first day of fall semester, Monday, Aug. 24. Read more.
 

Student Accounts and Cashier Windows Current Office Operations

For the safety of the Vandal Family, the Student Accounts office will be closed to the public, but the main phone lines and email are operative during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Email acctrec@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-7447 with questions.
 

Work From Home Technology Recommendations

To assist faculty and staff in setting up technology to have the most success in working from home, Information Technology Services has created a set of recommendations and associated instructions for both existing technology and new options specifically intended to address unique challenges of remote work. Accessing the recommendations and instructions will require you to log in with your U of I credentials. Read and follow the instructions, including additional information in linked documents. It is possible that there will be issues with technology as we all work through this new paradigm. If you have issues during setup and use, submit a ticket at support.uidaho.edu or contact your TSP or local support personnel as you normally would.
 

Microsoft Changes How to Edit Documents in Teams

Due to the high usage demand from the coronavirus response, Microsoft has changed how to edit documents in Microsoft Teams. You can view the document in Teams but you can no longer edit the document within Teams. To edit the document, click on the ellipses in the upper right corner to open it in a browser or the desktop app.
 

Athena Awards Nomination Deadline Extended to April 10

While Athena is canceling this year’s Women of the Year and Athena Student Excellence Award Reception, awardees will be chosen and honored remotely this spring, with plans to celebrate them in-person next fall at the kick-off meeting. The deadline to nominate individuals has been extended to 5 p.m. Friday, April 10.

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Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m., online via Zoom

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Kudos and Acknowledgments

Idaho Clean Snowmobile Team Placed Fourth in National SAE Challenge 

The University of Idaho College of Engineering's Idaho Clean Snowmobile Team earned fourth place overall in the gasoline spark-ignited class at the 2020 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Clean Snowmobile Challenge held March 9-14. The U of I team competed against 23 teams across the U.S. and Canada in a weeklong challenge to produce innovative solutions to make cleaner, quieter and more efficient snowmobiles that are practical for manufacturers and enthusiasts alike. The College of Engineering team was one of only a few to use a two-stroke engine preferred for mountain riding but known for being louder and dirtier. The interdisciplinary team of engineering students earned best endurance fuel economy, in-service emissions, subjective handling, best value and best design in the spark-ignited class. Their machine was the third-quietest spark-ignited snowmobile in the competition, and the team placed second overall for its technical presentation and had the third-best design paper. Read more.

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Employee Notices

Sabbatical Applications are Due March 31

Applications for sabbatical leaves to be taken during the 2021-22 academic year are invited and must be received by the Sabbatical Leave Evaluation Committee by Tuesday, March 31. Check with your college dean's office for internal college due dates to allow time for letters to be written. For information on sabbatical, visit FSH 3720 or the Provost's Office Sabbatical webpage.

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March 25, 2020
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Campus Mail Suspends Departmental Deliveries

Beginning today, March 25, Campus Mail will not be making departmental deliveries. Campus Mail will remain open for departments to pick up their mail and bring in their outgoing mail for processing between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon and 1-3 p.m. A current VandalCard is required to pick up mail. Contact campusmail@uidaho.edu or 208-885-7011 for more information.
 

Connecting to the University’s VPN While Working Remotely

When preparing to work from home, it is important to realize certain applications or services like Banner, Argos and others will only work when connected to the university's VPN. Most university computers should have the VPN software already installed – it can be found in your applications list as “Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.” To ensure the transition to working at home is as smooth as possible, it is best to try to connect to the VPN while you are still on campus. Instructions for connecting to the VPN are available for Windows and macOS. The VPN is a Duo-protected service, so you will need to approve a Duo push notification or enter a passcode when connecting. Learn more about using the VPN with Duo. Submit a ticket to your TSP or local support individual using the service form if you are unable to connect.
 

Human Resources and Payroll Services Current Office Operations

In light of the growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the University of Idaho Human Resources and Payroll Services will be assisting customers via phone, email or by appointment only. Contact the appropriate office, and they will schedule an appointment if in-person assistance is required. Employment Services can be reached at 208-885-3638 or hr@uidaho.edu; Benefit Services can be reached at 208-885-3697 or benefits@uidaho.edu; and Payroll Services can be reached at 208-885-3868 or payroll@uidaho.edu.
 

U of I to Waive Member Cost-Sharing for COVID-19 Testing

U of I will waive member cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing to employees and dependents covered on U of I health plans. This includes copays, deductibles and coinsurance for plan participants for testing for coronavirus. There may be other costs associated with the testing such as doctor visits.
 

Tracking Expenses Related to COVID-19

We expect to be reimbursed from the state or federal governments for a portion of our expenses related to COVID-19, so these expenses need to be tracked. There are direct expenses, and there are expenses regarding the time employees are putting into the COVID-19 response. We are incurring this expense as a loss of productivity that would have otherwise been used on normal business needs. We are in the process of putting the information and mechanisms in place for tracking these expenses, and we should have those available soon. In the meantime, all employees should begin taking note of the time they are spending on COVID-19 issues as we will begin collecting that information once the procedure is in place. Time should be tracked since Feb. 23. This will be separate from the normal timesheet reporting.
 

Let Someone Know You CARE by Filing a CARE Report

If you feel that a campus community member is in distress or displaying concerning behavior and you would like to make a referral to the Dean of Students Office, submit a VandalCARE Report. You can file a report of concern about a student, faculty, staff member or even yourself. Email askjoe@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Showcase Work at the Virtual U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium; Abstract Deadline is April 3

The Office of Undergraduate Research invites undergraduates to present their work at the 2020 U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium. This event is designed to showcase student research, scholarly work and creative activities from all disciplines at the University of Idaho. In light of the concern over the spread of COVID-19, this year’s event will be offered as a virtual symposium. The event will be Monday, April 27. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, April 3. Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research website for more information about this year’s virtual symposium, including the online abstract submission form. Email our@uidaho.edu with questions.

Todays Events

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

Keeping My Class Inclusive: Diversity, Inclusion and Universal Design Online: 10:30-11 a.m., online via Zoom
Fulbright U.S. Student Scholar Program Overview: 10:30-11:30 a.m., online via Zoom
UI Mind Drop-In Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m., online via Zoom
Dissertation Support Group: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Brink Hall, Paul J. Joyce Faculty and Staff Lounge and online via Zoom
Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar Program Overview: 12:30-1:30 p.m., online via Zoom

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Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m., online via Zoom

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News Releases

U of I Study: Improve Balance by Lightening Up About Posture

Your parents told you to sit up straight. Your fitness trainer tells you to engage your core. Turns out it might be bad advice — and it could inadvertently increase the risk of falls in older adults. Researchers in the Mind and Movement Lab in the University of Idaho’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences found that when older adults thought about posture as effortful, they had worse balance than when they stood in a relaxed way. In contrast, participants had the best balance when they thought about “lightening up” into length. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

COVID-19 Virtual Forum Organized by Medical Education Program Hits Maximum Attendees

A virtual forum on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic organized on Tuesday by the University of Idaho’s medical education program Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) reached the 500 maximum number of visitors within the first five minutes of the session. The number was expanded from 200 to 500 due to the extreme interest from health care providers throughout the state. Read more.
 

Women's Center Announces Recipients of the 2020 Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards

The Women’s Center announced the recipients of the 2020 Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards. This year’s honorees are: Samragyee Gautam (Student Award), Leontina Hormel (Faculty/Staff Award) and Maureen Taylor Regan (Community Member Award). Virginia (Ginny) Wolf was a professor of physical education at U of I from 1964-82. Wolf took an active role in addressing issues affecting women on campus, including chairing the U of I Women’s Caucus and helping to launch the campaign that brought about the establishment of a permanent Women’s Center. The award was created in 2002 to recognize individuals who demonstrate a level of commitment and activism similar to Wolf’s almost 50 years ago. Learn more about the honorees.

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Library Changes Amid COVID-19

Beginning today, March 24, only the first floor of the U of I Library will be open. All group study rooms will be closed. Circulation of physical materials will also be halted until further notice. Contact Ben Hunter for more information.
 

Beware of COVID-19-Themed Spam, Scams and Phishing Messages

During a time of great change and disruption, criminals may try to trick you into taking actions you wouldn’t normally take, such as clicking links or opening attachments. U of I has observed an increase in COVID-19-themed spam, scams and phishing messages sent to university recipients. Messages may pretend to offer information about the virus but link to malicious websites or ask for money. Exercise caution when reviewing messages related to coronavirus. Information should be obtained from reputable sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or official university communications. U of I business must be conducted using U of I accounts under policy. Don’t use a personal account for conducting U of I business, and expect the same of others. Report suspicious messages to ITS using the Report Phish button or forward it to abuse@uidaho.edu. Learn more.
 

Conference Calls are Always an Option

As we continue to find ways to teach, meet and work, remember each university phone has conference call capabilities. Consider this option as you do your work. See detailed instructions from ITS on how to use Conference Now.
 

Vandal Food Pantry is Available to All

The Vandal Food Pantry has eight locations across campus which are available to all students, staff, faculty and community members. No information is needed when you utilize the pantries, and it is encouraged that you spread the word about this resource. Pantries are open during building hours and provide a variety of shelf-safe food. A list of locations and additional resources is available online.
 

Call for Proposals for Stillinger Herbarium Expedition Funds; Application Deadline is March 27

Proposals are being accepted for Stillinger Herbarium Expedition Funds. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 27. The Stillinger Trust, established in 1957, funds expeditions to enhance collections-based botanical research at the University of Idaho and growing collections in the Stillinger Herbarium. Typical expedition awards range from $1,000-$10,000 per proposed project of 12-24 months, but awards of up to $15,000 will be considered based on availability. Learn more and apply. Contact David Tank for more information about the Stillinger Herbarium. Contact the Office of Research and Economic Development to learn more about the Expedition Funds application and award process.

Todays Events

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

Zoom for Effective Meetings: 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., online via Zoom
Using Lucky Iron Fish to Treat Anemia: Malcolm Renfrew Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m., online via Zoom

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Keeping My Class Inclusive: Diversity, Inclusion and Universal Design Online: 10:30-11 a.m., online via Zoom
Fulbright U.S. Student Scholar Program Overview: 10:30-11:30 a.m., online via Zoom
UI Mind Drop-In Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m., online via Zoom
Dissertation Support Group: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Brink Hall, Paul J. Joyce Faculty and Staff Lounge and online via Zoom
Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar Program Overview: 12:30-1:30 p.m., online via Zoom

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Feature Stories

Visualizing an Ancient Giant

A group of virtual technology and design (VTD) students are bringing a set of mammoth bones to life through art. Discovered in 1966, the approximately 11,700-year-old skeleton was found in Soda Springs, prompting the name for the skeleton: Cola. The VTD class, Design Studio: Visual Mammoth, led by Instructor Zeth DuBois, is consolidating data concerning the fossils and creating study tools for a real client, a University of Idaho geology course taught by Instructor Renee Love. Read more.

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Employee Notices

Faculty Senate Meeting No. 24 is Today via Zoom 

Faculty Senate Meeting No. 24 will be held 3:30 p.m. today, March 24, via Zoom only. The agenda and supporting documents will be emailed to Faculty Senate members and are available on the Faculty Senate website.

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How Do I Report Possible Exposure of COVID-19?

Over the weekend, Whitman County reported its first positive COVID-19 case – in a woman 20-29 years of age. Currently, there are no University of Idaho-specific cases nor any cases reported in Latah County. But, what do you do if you hear of someone who may have been exposed, is experiencing signs and symptoms or for whom you are otherwise concerned – or if you are in this situation yourself? (1) File a CARE report. The Dean of Students Office and Human Resources are following up on all reports of contact and will provide guidance on any actions taken. (2) Self-isolate at home and encourage others to do so. Call your healthcare provider for further guidance. (3) Don’t perpetuate rumors. Idaho Public Health is the single reporting entity for positive tests.
 

How Will I be Notified of a Positive Diagnosis Associated with U of I?

The first positive COVID-19 case with direct ties to U of I will be reported out in a Vandal Alert email. This email will provide as much detail as we can to adequately inform our Vandal community of the diagnosis and impact. Should the first U of I-associated case not be on the Moscow campus, a second email may be sent for the first Moscow-based case. This includes a case in the community. Learn more about U of I’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

Facebook Live with Dean of Students is Today

Join Blaine Eckles, vice provost for Student Affairs and dean of students, 2:30 p.m. today, March 23, for a Facebook Live COVID-19 update and Q&A session on the Dean of Students Office Facebook page. Questions will be answered live or in a message response.
 

Update on National Science Foundation Program Officer Visit

Due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions, National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Officer Timothy VanReken is unable to travel to Moscow for today’s planned visit. The scheduled virtual platform for his presentation on NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1, Track-2 and Track-4 programs, as well as new cross-cutting initiatives, has been canceled. The Research and Faculty Development team hopes to offer this seminar in the next academic year. They are also in the process of finalizing virtual one-on-one meetings with VanReken for those who have already registered. Contact the Research and Faculty Development team with questions.
 

Adobe Creative Cloud Temporary At-Home Access for Faculty and Students

As a result of classes moving to online delivery, Adobe has provided temporary at-home access to Adobe Creative Cloud for impacted students and faculty so they can continue their work. Learn more about this at-home access. Follow the instructions online to enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device.
 

VandalStore Hours Changing

Effective March 22, the VandalStore's hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and closed Sunday. Starbucks hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and closed Sunday. These changes will be in effect until further notice.
 

Data Science Competition 2020 is Open; Upload Your Solutions Online

The 2020 Data Science Competition is open. Sponsored by the College of Science, the competition tasks participants with developing a machine learning model that can automatically grade 20,000 hand-written calculus quizzes. The competition will end Thursday, April 30. Anyone with a University of Idaho email address is welcome to participate; however, prizes will be limited to currently registered undergraduate and graduate students. Learn more.
 

Spring Parent and Family Weekend is Canceled

The University of Idaho and Student Alumni Relations Board has canceled Spring Parent and Family Weekend this year. We understand this may be disappointing, but the safety and health of the Vandal Family is our top priority. If you paid an event registration or other fee, it will be refunded within the next few weeks. We will celebrate with you and the rest of the Vandal Family during Fall Parent and Family Weekend, Nov. 6-8. Contact Marie Duncan with questions at marie@uidaho.edu or 208-885-5366.
 

March 24 Write-In Workshop Canceled

The College of Graduate Studies has canceled the Write-In Workshop originally scheduled for tomorrow, March 24.
 

General Computer Labs and Classrooms Upgraded to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Over Spring Break

U of I general computer labs and classrooms were upgraded to the Office 365 ProPlus over Spring Break. Office 365 ProPlus is part of a suite of applications including online and mobile versions of traditional Office applications and has features that make saving and using files more convenient. Learn more about these changes and next steps.
 

VandalStar Helps Facilitate Student Contact

Advisors, instructors and academic support staff across campus will use and rely on VandalStar to engage with students and coordinate student outreach efforts in a timely way. Students who receive two or more midterm grades of D or F will receive an email notification from the VandalStar system. Encourage students to take immediate action and seek help from instructors and advisors, while exploring academic campus resources to provide assistance in their classes. Learn more about VandalStar.
 

Studded Snow Tire Season Ends

It’s officially spring, and the winter studded snow tire season is coming to an end. While these tires are legal in Idaho until the end of April, removal deadlines in neighboring states vary. Most are earlier, some are later — read more on the I-Safety webpage.

Todays Events

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Late Eight-Week Classes Begin
New Employee Benefits Orientation — Zoom Only: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Zoom for Effective Meetings: 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., online via Zoom
Using Lucky Iron Fish to Treat Anemia: Malcolm Renfrew Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m., online via Zoom
Faculty Senate: 3:30-5 p.m., online via Zoom

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Sabbatical Applications are Due March 31

Applications for sabbatical leaves to be taken during the 2021-22 academic year are invited and must be received by the Sabbatical Leave Evaluation Committee by Tuesday, March 31. Check with your college dean's office for internal college due dates to allow time for letters to be written. For information on sabbatical, visit FSH 3720 or the Provost's Office Sabbatical webpage.

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U of I Online/Remote for Remainder of Semester; All Events Canceled

In light of the growing concern over the spread of COVID-19 and to keep our Vandal Family as healthy and safe as possible, University of Idaho will deliver classes online/remotely for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. Classes will not return to face-to-face instruction. Faculty must prepare courses so they can be completed by students from any location for the remainder of the semester. As a result of the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, the university is canceling all events larger than 10 people, including Parent and Family Weekend and Spring 2020 Commencement. See the video from President C. Scott Green, read the memo and get the latest information on U of I’s COVID-19 webpage.
 

Work from Home Technology Recommendations

To assist faculty and staff in setting up technology to have the most success in working from home, Information Technology Services has created a set of recommendations and associated instructions for both existing technology and new options specifically intended to address unique challenges of remote work. Accessing the recommendations and instructions will require you to log in with your U of I credentials. If you are given approval to work from home, read and follow the instructions, including additional information in linked documents. It is possible that there will be issues with technology as we all work through this new paradigm. If you have issues during setup and use, submit a ticket at support.uidaho.edu or contact your TSP or local support personnel as you normally would.
 

Residence Halls and Vandals Dining Remain Open

Residence Halls will remain open and Vandals Dining will continue to offer meal services though classes are moved online. All meals will now be served in a “to-go” only capacity, and seated dining will no longer be available. Meal periods will see a break in serving time in an effort to cleanse all contact surfaces before the next meal period begins. A Vandals Dining team member will be present to continually disinfect meal serving areas during serving times. The practice of social distancing will be encouraged and implemented via designated waiting areas 6 feet apart before entering The Hub and during service. To learn more, visit the Vandals Dining COVID-19 Updates web page or the university’s COVID-19 web page.
 

Library Moving to Reduced Hours

Beginning Sunday, March 22, the U of I Library will reduce its hours of operation. These hours are subject to further change based on usage: 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
 

VandalStore Hours Changing

Effective Sunday, March 22, the VandalStore's hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday. Starbucks hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday. These changes will be in effect until further notice.
 

Zoom for Effective Meetings is March 24 and March 30

Learn about using Zoom effectively during meetings at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, and Monday, March 30. During these 50-minute workshops, participants will learn about conducting meetings via Zoom, including information about recurring meetings and sharing documents within a meeting and how to model their use. Register online.
 

Apply for a U of I Student-Arts Fee Grant; Deadline is April 10

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to help fund creative projects occurring between September 2020 and August 2021. Grants may also be used to help fund educational opportunities in the arts that significantly impact campus. This grant, funded by the Student Arts-Fee, is open to students, faculty members and academic units. Preference is given to first-time grant seekers. The application is available online and is due by Friday, April 10. Email uiarts@uidaho.edu with questions.

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News Releases

U of I Remote/Online for Remainder of Semester, Events Canceled

University of Idaho announced today that classes will be administered remotely for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester and that all events, including statewide Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies, have been canceled. This action is directly related to the increased concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and guidance about social distancing. In addition to Commencement ceremonies in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, events of more than 10 people — including the upcoming Parent and Family Weekend — have also been canceled. Read more.

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Closures and New Hours for Some Multi-Use Facilities 

In response to growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19, Memorial Gymnasium's basketball court will be closed beginning today, March 19, and the swimming pool will close at 1 p.m. tomorrow, March 20. Additionally, both the Kibbie Dome and Memorial Gym will move to new hours beginning Monday, March 23. New hours will be 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and closed on weekends. These changes will remain in effect until further notice.


U of I to Waive Member Cost-Sharing for COVID-19 Testing 

U of I will waive member cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing to employees and dependents covered on the U of I health plans. This includes copays, deductibles and coinsurance for plan participants for testing for coronavirus. There may be other costs associated with the testing such as doctor visits, etc.


Research Continues at U of I Despite COVID-19

Research continues at U of I with principal investigators and supervisors having the authority and responsibility to manage their research programs. This includes changes to access or approaches to allow for increased social distancing or deferral of lower-priority work. Questions and answers related to research have been added to the university COVID-19 website and the Office of Research and Economic Development also remains open and staffed to provide services to students, faculty and staff on research matters.


Student Rec Center Closed Until Further Notice 

In an effort to promote social distancing, the Student Recreation Center is closed until further notice. For questions about membership and more, visit the SRC Closure FAQ web page


Tracking Expenses Related to COVID-19 

We expect to be reimbursed from the state or federal governments for a portion of our expenses related to COVID-19, so these expenses need to be tracked. There are direct expenses, and there are expenses regarding the time employees are putting into the COVID-19 response. We are incurring this expense as a loss of productivity that would have otherwise been used on normal business needs. We are in the process of putting the information and mechanisms in place for tracking these expenses, and we should have those available soon. In the meantime, all employees should begin taking note of the time they are spending on COVID-19 issues as we will begin collecting that information once the procedure is in place. Time should be tracked since Feb. 23. This will be separate from the normal timesheet reporting.


Update on March 25 Fulbright Events

Due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions, the Institute of International Education representative, Sarah Causer is unable to travel to Moscow for the planned March 25 visit to share information about the Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar and Student Scholar programs. She has agreed to use a virtual platform to deliver this information on March 25 as follows: (1) Fulbright U.S. Student Scholar Program overview, 10:30-11:30 a.m. via Zoom; and (2) Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar Program overview, 12:30-1:45 p.m. via Zoom. Both sessions will be recorded for future viewings. Contact Carly Cummings with questions regarding the Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar program and Dilshani Sarathchandra for questions related to the Fulbright U.S. Student Scholar Program.


21st Annual Tutxinmepu Powwow Canceled  

As proactive measure against COVID-19, the 21st annual Tutxinmepu Powwow, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, has been canceled. The event, hosted by the Native American Student Center in conjunction with the Native American Student Association and the University of Idaho, is a student-run event which draws hundreds of Native American dancers, drummers and artisans from across the Northwest. 


U of I - WSU Women’s Leadership Conference Postponed Until Fall 

Amid escalating concerns and precautionary measures being taken around the containment of COVID-19 nationwide, Washington State University’s and the University of Idaho’s joint annual Women’s Leadership Conference is being rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 8. All current arrangements for the conference will remain in place. Presenters with accepted workshop proposals will remain on the schedule of events unless they indicate they are unable to attend on Sept. 8. Presenters who need to withdraw from the conference schedule should email Christie Kittle. Read more.

Todays Events

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VandalStar Midterm Grade Email: Through Sunday
Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m., Online via Zoom
Let's Get Engaged: 2-2:30 p.m., Online via Zoom


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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.


Sabbatical Applications are Due March 31

Applications for sabbatical leaves to be taken during the 2021-22 academic year are invited and must be received by the Sabbatical Leave Evaluation Committee by Tuesday, March 31. Check with your college dean's office for internal college due dates to allow time for letters to be written. For information on sabbatical, visit FSH 3720 or the Provost's Office Sabbatical webpage.

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Faculty and Staff News

U of I to Transition to Online/Remote Instruction Following Spring Break

University of Idaho will transition from face-to-face instruction to online/remote instruction following Spring Break. For the safety and health of our students, faculty, staff and community, beginning Monday, March 23, no classes will be held in person. We have not set an end date, but the situation will be regularly evaluated, and we will give a one-week notice should we return to face-to-face instruction later in the semester. More information is available online.


Performances of DancersDrummersDreamers ‘Sound Effect’ Cancelled

In response to growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the U of I Dance Program has canceled all upcoming public performances of “Sound Effect,” originally scheduled for March 26-28, until further notice. Ticket holders are encouraged to contact the U of I Ticket Office, tickets@uidaho.edu or 208-885-7217, for refunds. Email dance@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Call for Proposals for Stillinger Herbarium Expedition Funds; Application Deadline is March 27

Proposals are being accepted for Stillinger Herbarium Expedition Funds. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 27. The Stillinger Trust, established in 1957, funds expeditions to enhance collections-based botanical research at the University of Idaho and growing collections in the Stillinger Herbarium. Typical expedition awards range from $1,000-$10,000 per proposed project of 12-24 months, but awards of up to $15,000 will be considered, based on availability. Learn more and apply. Contact David Tank for more information about the Stillinger Herbarium. Contact the Office of Research and Economic Development to learn more about the Expedition Funds application and award process.
 

Save Energy and Money — Be Aware of Plug Loads

As we 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.
 

Voluntary Furlough Tracker Created

As we work together to meet the $1 million budget reduction imposed by the state this year, faculty and staff have generously given up pay through the voluntary furlough program. How are we doing? Check out the tracker, which is updated regularly. While voluntary furlough isn't possible for everyone, each hour contributed is appreciated.

Today's Events

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Zoom for Teaching and Office Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, Doceo Center, Room 341
Online Tutoring through Zoom: 1:30-2:15 p.m., Online via Zoom

Wednesday

What Do I Tell My Students?: 11-11:30 a.m., Online via Zoom
Creating Significant Online Learning Experiences: 2-2:30 p.m., Online via Zoom

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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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U of I to Deliver Online Classes March 23-24

University of Idaho will transition from face-to-face instruction to online/remote instruction following Spring Break. For the safety and health of our students, faculty, staff and community, beginning Monday, March 23, no classes will be held in person. We have not set an end date, but the situation will be regularly evaluated, and we will give a one-week notice should we return to face-to-face instruction later in the semester. More information is available online.
 

General Computer Labs and Classrooms Upgrade to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Will Take Place During Spring Break

Reminder, U of I general computer labs and classrooms will upgrade to the Office 365 ProPlus over Spring Break. Office 365 ProPlus is part of a suite of applications, including online and mobile versions of traditional Office applications and has features that make saving and using files more convenient. Learn more about these changes and next steps.
 

Performances of ‘The Moors’ Cancelled; Production Activities for Next Show Suspended

In response to growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Theatre Arts has canceled public performances of “The Moors” by Jen Silverman. Ticket holders are encouraged to contact Theatre Arts at 208-885-6465 or email theatre@uidaho.edu for refunds or exchanges. All rehearsals and production activities for the upcoming show, “You Can’t Take It With You,” have also been suspended until further notice. Information concerning updates will be shared via email, website and social media.
 

Data Science Competition 2020 is Now Open

The 2020 Data Science Competition is now open. Sponsored by the College of Science, the competition tasks participants with developing a machine learning model that can automatically grade 20,000 hand-written calculus quizzes. The competition will end Thursday, April 30. Anyone with a University of Idaho email address is welcome to participate; however, prizes will be limited to currently registered undergraduate and graduate students. Learn more.
 

Zoom for Effective Meetings is March 24 and March 30

Learn about using Zoom effectively during meetings at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, and Monday, March 30. During these 50-minute workshops, participants will learn about conducting meetings via Zoom, including information about recurring meetings and sharing documents within a meeting and how to model their use. Register online.
 

General Curriculum Report No. 300 Now Available

General Curriculum Report No. 300, dated March 13, 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, March 27.
 

Construction Zone Safety

Construction zone in your way? Don’t be tempted to go around barriers and travel through the site as a shortcut, both for your safety as well as the safety of the construction workers. Barriers are there for a reason, and it isn’t worth the risk of injury or property damage. Read more about safety and responsibility around construction zones on the I-Safety webpage.

Today's Events

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Midterm Grades Due
Spring Break: Through Friday
Eastern Washington Chapter 10th Annual St. Patty's Day Party: 5-7 p.m., Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill and Irish Pub, 719 N. Monroe St., Spokane, Washington

Tuesday

Zoom for Teaching and Office Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, Doceo Center, Room 341
Online Tutoring through Zoom: 1:30-2:15 p.m., Online via Zoom

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News Releases

University of Idaho Announces Endowed Professorship in Potato Research

University of Idaho efforts to improve potato storage technology will benefit from a $1 million investment to create an endowed research professorship made possible by alumni Wayne and Peggy Thiessen and the Idaho Potato Commission. The Wayne Thiessen Potato Research Professorship will honor Wayne’s career in Idaho’s potato industry and the Thiessens’ longtime support of their alma mater. The commission is matching the couple’s $500,000 donation to create the endowment. Read more.

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Sabbatical Applications are Due March 31

Applications for sabbatical leaves to be taken during the 2021-22 academic year are invited and must be received by the Sabbatical Leave Evaluation Committee by Tuesday, March 31. Check with your college dean's office for internal college due dates to allow time for letters to be written. For information on sabbatical, visit FSH 3720 or the Provost's Office Sabbatical webpage.

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No This Week During Spring Break

There will be no This Week newsletter due to Spring Break. This Week will return to its regular schedule Sunday, March 22. The Daily Register will continue on its normal schedule.
 

Laboratory Safety Training is Today

A laboratory safety class is scheduled for 2:30-3:30 p.m. today, March 13, in Ag Sci Room 062. Register in GoSignMeUp. Students who are unable to access GoSignMeUp should simply come to the class to participate in the training.
 

NSF Program Officer to Deliver Information on EPSCoR RII Programs Virtually on March 23

Due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions, National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Officer Timothy VanReken is unable to travel to Moscow for the planned Monday, March 23 visit. Instead, he will use a virtual platform to deliver information on NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1, Track-2 and Track-4 programs as well as new cross-cutting initiatives. The Research and Faculty Development team will host this virtual seminar 9-10 a.m. March 23, in IRIC 305. It will also be available via Zoom. Contact the Research and Faculty Development team with questions.
 

Notice of Intent to Apply to Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grants is March 30

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent to apply to the Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grants limited submission funding opportunity. The notice of intent deadline is Monday, March 30. For more information and to submit a notice of intent, select the program from the table on the U of I InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the Research and Faculty Development team at ored-rfdteam@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

U of I Employees Required to Take Specific Trainings Each Year

The University of Idaho recognizes the importance of providing training opportunities to all employees to enhance skills, professionalism and well-being. All employee training and required job-specific training play a key role in clarifying expectations and responsibilities and minimizing risk to the university. The university president or his designee assigns required training for all employees to complete each calendar year. These required courses may be mandated by federal or state regulations or address a legal, financial or physical risk that could significantly impact the university. Learn more.
 

VandalStar Helps Facilitate Student Contact Around Midterms

In the upcoming weeks, course instructors will assess students’ academic progress in classes and submit midterm grades in VandalWeb for the spring term. Advisors, instructors and academic support staff across campus will use and rely on VandalStar to engage with students and coordinate student outreach efforts in a timely way. Students who receive two or more midterm grades of D or F will receive an email notification from the VandalStar system. Encourage students to take immediate action and seek help from instructors and advisors, while exploring academic campus resources to provide assistance in their classes. Learn more about VandalStar.
 

NSF CAREER Assistance is Available; Deadline to Apply is July 27

The deadline for early career faculty applying to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) most prestigious award, the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER), is Monday, July 27. The Research and Faculty Development team’s proposal development specialists will work with faculty to develop a competitive proposal, from contacting program officers to crafting a biosketch and reviewing/editing proposal documents — excluding the budget. They have resources to help develop sections such as broader impacts, education plans and evaluation tools. They also have templates, checklists, guides, webinars and more to share. The team’s services are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Complete a Request Service ticket to make a request.
 

General Curriculum Report No. 300 is Now Available

General Curriculum Report No. 300, dated March 13, 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, March 27.
 

Today's Events

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

QPR Suicide Prevention Training: 10-11 a.m., ISUB, Crest Room
Tests and Quizzes: 2:30-3 p.m., Online via Zoom
Boise GOLD St. Patty's Day Party: 7-9 p.m. Mountain time, Silly Birch, 507 W. Main St., Boise
“The Moors” by Jen Silverman: 7:30-9:30 p.m., Hartung Theater

Weekend

Aneroid Basin Backcountry Ski Trip: Sunday through Wednesday, March 18
“The Moors” by Jen Silverman: 2-4 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Hartung Theater

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