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Sept. 20, 2019

Faculty and Staff News

Asian Section of the Arboretum to be Dedicated in Memory of Richard Naskali

At 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the north end of the arboretum near the kiosk, the University of Idaho and the Arboretum Associates Board will dedicate the Asian Section of the arboretum in honor of Richard Naskali. Naskali was a member of the committee that first proposed the idea of a new arboretum for the university in 1976. He worked as an active volunteer during the early development of the site. In 1987, he was appointed the arboretum director, a position he held until his retirement in 2003. Naskali passed away in September 2018.

Introduction to NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program Sept. 25

The first session of the NSF CAREER – All Year program will take place 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in IRIC 305. In this session, participants will learn about the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award, and whether they should apply. Trusted tips, resources and guidance will be shared and recent CAREER awardees will answer participant questions. This session is available via Zoom. Contact ored-rfdteam@uidaho.edu for more information.

Apply for ORED RISE Equipment Infrastructure Support Awards by Oct. 21

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) invites faculty to submit proposals by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, for the ORED RISE Equipment and Infrastructure Support program. The awards are intended to enhance U of I's research, scholarship and creative activity by providing support for equipment purchases, upgrades and repairs related to research and creative activity infrastructure. Read more.

Read Out! Against Banned Books Sept. 23-27

The fourth annual “Read Out! Against Banned Books” event is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23-27. The Library's Gary Strong Curriculum Center and the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences are hosting the event in which individuals can sign up to read for 15-minute increments and can select a book of their choice from the banned book lists provided by the American Library Association. Participants can bring their own copy or borrow one from the U of I Library or the Curriculum Center. The readings will take place on the third floor of the Education Building, near the Curriculum Center. Contact the Curriculum Center at 208-885-7257 or curriculumcenter@uidaho.edu to sign up.

Hazardous Waste Management Workshop Sept. 23

The next Hazardous Waste Management Workshop for Labs is scheduled for 2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in TLC 144. The course is intended for anyone who generates or manages chemical waste in a laboratory environment. Contact Environmental Health and Safety at 208-885-6524 or safety@uidaho.edu with questions.

Individuals Sought to Provide a Lab Tour for DARPA Program Officers Oct. 9

The Office of Research and Faculty Development is looking for individuals interested in providing lab tours during an all-day visit with officials from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Moscow. Program directors from the Biological Technologies Office, Defense Sciences Office and Information Innovation Office will provide information on research they are interested in funding. Read more.

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.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Leave No Trace: Friday through Sunday, Lochsa River
Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum: 8-9:30 a.m., Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Advanced Excel Financial Reporting: 10-11:30 a.m., Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Seminar: Cell Lineages, Stemness and Models of Development: 3:30-4:20 p.m., Room 277, Life Sciences South
Scott Oplinger Retirement Celebration: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Aurora Room, ISUB
Palouse Plein Air Featuring LHSOM Composers: 7-8 p.m., Prichard Art Gallery

Weekend

Women's River Canyon Backpack: Through Sunday, Selway River
Vandal Football Tailgate: Idaho vs. Eastern Washington: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center Parking Lot
Spruce the Palouse: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, U.S. Highway 95
Vandal Football vs. Eastern Washington: Noon Saturday, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center
Vandal Soccer vs. North Dakota: 1 p.m. Sunday, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center
Roger McVey, Piano - Faculty Recital: 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music

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News Releases

Prichard Art Gallery Features Oregon Photographer David Paul Bayles

The work of photographer David Paul Bayles – whose art focuses on landscapes where the needs of forests and human pursuits often collide, sometimes coexist and occasionally find harmony – will be on display this fall at the University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery. The exhibit, which features the series “Sap In Their Veins” and “Falling Trees” opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the Prichard. The exhibit runs through Saturday, Dec. 7. Read more.

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Employee Notices

New Faculty Seminars Start Today

Picking up where New Faculty Orientation left off, the New Faculty Seminars, beginning 12:30 p.m. today, Sept. 20, in the Education Building Room 441, is a yearlong program focused on a cluster of topics essential to a strong start and a fruitful career at U of I and in higher education. Led by a team of academic leaders, faculty and staff skilled in and dedicated to successful scholarship, pedagogy and service, the program is specifically designed to support new full-time faculty and to sustain a sense of academic community. Register and see the full list of dates and topics.

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Sept. 19, 2019

Faculty and Staff News

Take Back the Night Tonight

Take Back the Night 7:30 p.m. tonight, Sept. 19, in the Ag Sci Auditorium. The University of Idaho Women’s Center will partner with Violence Prevention Programs and other campus entitles to host the event. Take Back the Night is a rally and march to spread awareness of interpersonal violence on campus and to show support for those affected by it. Attendees will celebrate the strength of survivors through spoken word before setting out on a march around campus in solidarity with victims and survivors. Email Bekah MillerMacPhee at bekahm@uidaho.edu for more information.

Master the Midterms Sept. 23-27

Master the Midterms events will take place Sept. 23-27 at various locations across the Moscow campus in partnership with student support staff. These events are open to all students to support their academic preparation for the demanding exams and coursework that can occur mid-semester. Faculty and staff are invited to encourage their students to participate in the activities. For more information on specific events, visit the Master the Midterms website.

Join the WALKTOBER Step Challenge; Sign Up Beginning Sept. 24

Join the Blue Cross of Idaho Walktober step challenge and move more throughout the day. Register between Tuesday, Sept. 24, and Friday, Oct. 4, to participate. Participants who meet the weekly 50,000 step goal will be automatically entered into drawings for a FitBit. Visit the Blue Cross of Idaho website, log in to your account and select the WellConnected logo to sign up and for more details.

Open Access Publishing Fund Receives Continued Financial Support

The University of Idaho Open Access Publishing Fund (OAPF) has received continued support from the Office of the Provost and the Office of Research and Economic Development. In FY 2020, the OAPF has allocated $30,000 to pay for article processing charges in eligible open access journals. Applications that meet all eligibility criteria are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact OAPF Fund Manager Jylisa Doney at jylisadoney@uidaho.edu for more information.

Participate in a New Study Examining the Effects of Sitting on Muscle Health

Men and women aged 35 years and older are sought to participate in a study examining the effects of sedentary behavior on muscle mass. Participants will receive a body composition test, risk factor profile via finger stick blood draw, activity monitor data and gift card upon completion of the study. Email exphys@uidaho.edu for more information.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Academic Couples and the Job Search: Hiring Advice for Administrators: 10-11 a.m., IRIC 321
Valic (AIG) Hosts Q&A on ORP Plan Changes: 11 a.m. to noon, Borah Theater, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m., Student Health Center
Hands-On StoryCorps Workshop: Make History, Record History: Noon to 1:30 p.m., 220 E. Fifth Street, Moscow
IBEST/CMCI Seminar Series: Rustom Antia: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Engineering/Physics Room 122
Valic (AIG) Individual Meetings: 1-5 p.m., Human Resources Conference Room
Basic Biosafety: 3-4 p.m., IRIC 321
Color + The Artist’s Palette: 5-6 p.m., Room 310, Art and Architecture North
Faculty Chamber Music Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music

Friday

Leave No Trace: Friday through Sunday, Lochsa River
Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum: 8-9:30 a.m., Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Advanced Excel Financial Reporting: 10-11:30 a.m., Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Seminar: Cell Lineages, Stemness and Models of Development: 3:30-4:20 p.m., Room 277, Life Sciences South
Scott Oplinger Retirement Celebration: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Whitewater Room, ISUB
Palouse Plein Air Featuring LHSOM Composers: 7-8 p.m., Prichard Art Gallery

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

Job Opportunities

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Employee Notices

New Faculty Seminars Start Sept. 20

Picking up where New Faculty Orientation left off, the New Faculty Seminars, beginning 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Education Building Room 441, is a yearlong program focused on a cluster of topics essential to a strong start and a fruitful career at U of I and in higher education. Led by a team of academic leaders, faculty and staff skilled in and dedicated to successful scholarship, pedagogy and service, the program is specifically designed to support new full-time faculty and to sustain a sense of academic community. Register and see the full list of dates and topics.

U of I Supervisory Excellence Training Program Returns with New Workshops This Fall

Employee Development and Learning's Supervisory Excellence Program returns this fall with new workshops and updated certification tracks for team leads as well as new and seasoned supervisors. Workshops began this month. Learn more and register.

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Sept. 18, 2019

Faculty and Staff News

President Green to Read During Read Out! Against Banned Books Event Sept. 23

President Scott Green will join Library Dean Ben Hunter and Dean of Education, Health and Human Sciences Alison Carr-Chellman for a special launch of Banned Books Week, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23. More than 30 readers are expected to read sections of banned books over the course of the week. Readouts will happen 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23-27 in the Gary Strong Curriculum Center on the third floor of the Education Building.

Fulbright Reception Sept. 25 at WSU

The Eastern Washington-Northern Idaho Chapter of the Fulbright Association will hold its fall Fulbright Reception from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center at Washington State University in Pullman. All current, former and would-be Fulbright scholars and other supporters of the Fulbright program are welcome to attend.

Energy Storage Technology for Space Travel Discussed at IRIC Lunch and Learn Thursday

Herb Hess and Christine Berven, faculty in the Colleges of Science and Engineering, led a team of students to design and build a flywheel energy storage system that can one day be used for space travel and extraterrestrial colonization missions. The team recently built a prototype of this device, which can generate and store energy from renewable sources like the wind and sun. Learn more about the operating principles of this system at the next IRIC Lunch and Learn presentation at noon Thursday, Sept. 19, in the IRIC Atrium. Read more.

Mental Health First Aid Training Sept. 24 and 26

U of I faculty and staff are invited to attend a free Mental Health First Aid training 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 24 and 26, in the Student Recreation Center classroom. Participants will learn warning signs for common mental health concerns, how to respond and resources for support. Mental Health First Aid is a national certification course and strategies learned are helpful when interacting with students, colleagues, friends and family. Pre-registration is required.

U&I Give Crowdfunding Opportunity Deadline Sept. 21

Applications are now available to crowdfund projects with U&I Give, the university’s crowdfunding platform for community fundraising. Crowdfunding offers donors a new avenue to provide support directly to schools, programs and specific projects at the university. Applications for fundraisers are due by Saturday, Sept. 21. Learn more about U&I Give Crowdfunding.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Bike Fix: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Plaza near Joe's Cheesy Grill
Vandal Success Center Open House: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vandal Success Center, ISUB
Drop-in Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m., TLC 047 and Zoom
University Faculty Meeting: 2:30-4 p.m., International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center
NRS Fall Seminar Series: Kenneth Wallen: 3:30-4:30 p.m., College of Natural Resources 203A
Intro to Stand-Up Paddleboarding: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Spring Valley Reservoir
Palouse Alumni Service Project: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Idler's Rest Nature Preserve
Panel Discussion: Inhabiting the Creative Process: 6-7 p.m., Moscow City Council Chambers, City Hall, Second Floor
Open Kayak Pool Sessions: 7-10 p.m., U of I Swim Center
Whitewater Kayak Clinic: 7-10 p.m., U of I Swim Center
Women’s Climb Night: 8-10 p.m., U of I Climbing Center

Thursday

Academic Couples and the Job Search: Hiring Advice for Administrators: 10-11 a.m., IRIC 321
Valic (AIG) Hosts Q&A on ORP Plan Changes: 11 a.m. to noon, Borah Theater, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Hands-On StoryCorps Workshop: Make History, Record History: Noon to 1:30 p.m., 220 E. Fifth Street, Moscow
IBEST/CMCI Seminar Series: Rustom Antia: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Engineering/Physics Room 122
Valic (AIG) Individual Meetings: 1-5 p.m., Human Resources Conference Room
Basic Biosafety: 3-4 p.m., IRIC 321
Take Back the Night: 7-10 p.m., Ag Science Room 106
Faculty Chamber Music Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music

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

News Releases

U of I Hosting POW, MIA Remembrance Ceremony Friday, Sept. 20

A ceremony to observe National POW/MIA Recognition Day will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Shattuck Amphitheater on the University of Idaho’s Moscow campus. The event is free and open to the public. Capt. Kendrick H. Passey, combat rescue officer assigned to the Joint Personal Recovery Agency, Personnel Recovery Academy as the training operations officer, will speak as the guest of honor during the ceremony. Passey has served combat deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait. Read more.

10th Annual Palouse French Film Festival Runs Throughout October

Community members from across the region can enjoy French cinema this October when the 10th annual Palouse French Film Festival returns to the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow. At 7 p.m. each Tuesday evening, Oct. 1-22, the Kenworthy will show a film presented in French with English subtitles. In addition, opening and closing receptions will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Kenworthy, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. Read more.

Inspire Idaho Nominated for National Excellence Award Ahead of Sandpoint Launch

The free app development initiative Inspire Idaho is a finalist in the 2019 Awards of Excellence, a national recognition from the University Economic Development Association. The honor comes just ahead of the program’s 13th launch site Thursday, Sept. 19, in Sandpoint. The University of Idaho will represent Inspire Idaho at the University Economic Development Association conference in Reno, Nevada, at the end of September. Inspire Idaho is a finalist in the talent excellence category. Read more.

Criminology Degree Returns to the University of Idaho in Summer ’20

The University of Idaho’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences aims to meet a growing demand for criminal justice-related occupations by bringing back its degree in criminology. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that jobs related to law enforcement, corrections and other justice-related occupations will grow by approximately 8% in the U.S. over the decade. Labor market growth in these jobs across the Gem State is projected to rise by 9.8% over the same timeframe, according to the Idaho Department of Labor. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Lilian Alessa and Andy Kliskey awarded grants that extend the CRC’s mission

Center for Resilient Communities Directors Lilian “Lil” Alessa and Andy Kliskey were each recently awarded National Science Foundation grants that extend the center’s mission to advance the co-production of knowledge and to pursue strategic directions in support of national resilience. Read more.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Notices

New Faculty Seminars Start Sept. 20

Picking up where New Faculty Orientation left off, the New Faculty Seminars, beginning 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in Education Building Room 441, is a yearlong program focused on a cluster of topics essential to a strong start and a fruitful career at U of I and in higher education. Led by a team of academic leaders, faculty and staff skilled in and dedicated to successful scholarship, pedagogy and service, the program is specifically designed to support new full-time faculty and to sustain a sense of academic community. Register and see the full list of dates and topics.

Get Useful Tools at U of I’s Risk Management and Insurance Website

Visit the Risk Management and Insurance website to find "tools" (forms, information, standards, workflows) on topics including risk planning, protection of minors, volunteers, internships/practicums, camp insurance, inland marine, property, liability, autos, certificates of insurance and activity waivers. Important links are provided on the website to help accomplish risk and insurance tasks. U of I Risk can also provide training. Contact risk@uidaho.edu or 208-885-7177 with comments or questions.

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Sept. 17, 2019

Faculty and Staff News

Construction Begins on Administration Building

Construction begins this week on the Southwest exterior façade of the Administration Building. A portion of the northeast corner of Parking Lot 040 will be blocked off to allow construction staging and work space for the contractor. It is expected that the construction fencing will be in place for 70 to 90 days. Read more.

Hazardous Waste Management Workshop Rescheduled for Sept. 23

The Hazardous Waste Management Workshop for Labs planned for Wednesday, Sept. 18, has been rescheduled. This class will now be held 2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in TLC 144. The course is intended for anyone who generates or manages chemical waste in a laboratory environment. Contact Environmental Health and Safety at 208-885-6524 or safety@uidaho.edu with questions.

Introduction to Assistive Technology Class Sept. 25

An introduction to assistive technology will take place 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center Room 045. The class will cover common technology used by individuals with disabilities as well as the technology Center for Disability Access and Resources (CDAR) provides to U of I students. The event is hosted by CDAR. Register in GoSignMeUp. Learn more about assistive technology at uidaho.edu/cdartech.

Athena Conversation of Care: Finding Yourself, Finding Your People

Athena Conversation of Care: Finding Yourself, Finding Your People, will take place 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in IRIC 321. Facilitated by Sydney Freeman, faculty in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, this interactive speech provides participants with strategies to build quality personal and professional relationships while not losing their individuality. Additionally, there will be a discussion addressing relationship issues across differences such as professional status, generation, race and ethnicity. This event is also available via Zoom.

Attend a Boren Awards Information Session Sept. 18

Students, faculty and advisors interested in Boren Awards are invited to attend an information session with a Boren Awards representative 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the IPO conference room (LLC No. 3). Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study languages and cultures in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Read more.

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.

Alternative Service Break Advisor Applications Now Open

Alternative Service Break (ASB) is looking for advisors for upcoming trips. Advisors are full members of the ASB team who offer support, guidance and mentorship to all team members and support the ASB student leaders in the leadership of the team. The general application is open year-round for all ASB trips. Advisors are currently needed for one upcoming weekend trip with Montana Women's Vote (deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 24). One advisor position is also open for the winter trip to Puerto Rico (apply by Wednesday, Sept. 25). Learn more and apply.

Participate in a Study to Examine the Effects of Sitting on Vascular Health

The Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory is seeking volunteers to participate in a study to investigate the effects of sitting on vascular health. Researchers are looking for adults aged 35-60 years who are generally healthy and can commit to approximately five hours of total testing time. Measurements during the study will include: body composition assessment, blood draw to measure blood sugar, fats and markers related to vascular function, and ultrasound to assess leg blood flow. Participants who complete the study will be entered into a drawing to win one of several gift cards. Contact exphys@uidaho.edu for more information.

Responding to Disclosures of Interpersonal Violence Sept. 24

As part of the Katy Benoit Campus Safety Awareness Month events, University of Idaho faculty and staff are invited to a 90-minute training session on handling disclosures of interpersonal violence from students at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the ISUB Whitewater Room. Read more.

NASEM: Branches of the Same Tree - Integrating the Arts, Humanities and Sciences in Higher Education Town Hall Event Sept. 26-27

The University of Idaho and Washington State University (WSU) will co-host a town hall event Sept. 26-27, to roll out the 2018 report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). Titled “Branches from the Same Tree: Integrating the Arts, Humanities and Sciences in Higher Education,” the event seeks to celebrate existing cross-disciplinary efforts at the two universities, identify obstacles to this work and develop strategies for fostering future collaborations. An evening reception will be held at Washington State University on Thursday, Sept. 26, and a full schedule of panel discussions and breakout sessions will take place at the U of I on Friday, Sept. 27, in the Idaho Student Union Building. Read more.

Valic (AIG) Representative Available Following ORP Q&A Session

Valic financial advisor John Johnston will be available to answer investment questions with employees one-on-one from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Human Resources front conference room. No appointments are necessary.

Asia Research Brown Bag Series Speakers Sought

All U of I faculty, visiting scholars and graduate students conducting Asia-related research are invited to present at the university's Asia Research Brown Bag Series. The research may be nearing completion, in its very early stages, or anywhere in between. The series is co-sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development, the International Programs Office and the Confucius Institute. Contact Jeff Kyong-McClain at jeffkm@uidaho.edu for more information or to request a date to present.

Application Deadline Extended to Sept. 30 for the Berry International Jazz Collection Fellowship

The library invites students from any discipline to apply for the Berry International Jazz Collections Fellowship. This program funds one student each year to work with the library to increase the visibility and use of the International Jazz Collections through a project of the student’s own design. Read more about the fellowship.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Workplace Etiquette for a Successful Career: 10-11 a.m., IRIC 105
How to Let Someone Know You CARE by Filing A CARE Report: 10-11 a.m., ISUB Clearwater Room
Athena Conversations of Care: Finding Yourself, Finding Your People: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., IRIC 321
Graduate Student Essentials: Scholarly Presence: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Library Room 120
Regulation of the Payday Lending Industry: Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, ISUB Whitewater Room
Faculty Senate: 3:30-5 p.m., Paul J. Joyce Faculty and Staff Lounge
Produce Sale: 3:30-5:30 p.m., ISUB Plaza
Rodriguez, Larti and Anderson - Faculty Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music

Wednesday

Bike Fix: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Plaza near Joe's Cheesy Grill
Vandal Success Center Open House: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vandal Success Center, ISUB
Drop-in Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m., TLC 047 and Zoom
University Faculty Meeting: 2:30-4 p.m., International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center
NRS Fall Seminar Series: Kenneth Wallen: 3:30-4:30 p.m., College of Natural Resources 203A
Intro to Stand-Up Paddleboarding: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Spring Valley Reservoir
Palouse Alumni Service Project: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Idlers Rest Nature Preserve
Panel Discussion: Inhabiting the Creative Process: 6-7 p.m., Moscow City Council Chambers, City Hall, Second Floor
Open Kayak Pool Sessions: 7-10 p.m., U of I Swim Center
Whitewater Kayak Clinic: 7-10 p.m., U of I Swim Center
Women’s Climb Night: 8-10 p.m., U of I Climbing Center

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

Feature Stories

Bold in Our Goal to Welcome New Vandals

The student and family experience is brighter since the addition of window clings on the Welcome and Visitor Center in the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Adventure starts at U of I – check it out.

News Releases

Former U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power Headlines 2019 Borah Symposium

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 University of Idaho Borah Symposium. This year’s event, scheduled for Oct. 7-9 on the U of I campus, will feature public lectures on the intersection of climate and conflict. Power served as a senior advisor and special assistant to President Barack Obama. During her tenure, her office focused on issues such as UN reform, women’s and LGBT rights, religious freedom, refugees, human trafficking and democracy. In 2016, Forbes listed her as the 41st most powerful woman in the world. She won a Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for her first book “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide,” and recently published her biography, “The Education of an Idealist.” Read more.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Notices

University Faculty Meeting Sept. 18

Attend the first university faculty meeting of the 2019-20 academic year 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The meeting will also be broadcast in Twin Falls in Room B-66, Idaho Falls in TAB 350, Boise in Room 348A and Coeur d'Alene in 242G. To access the meeting agenda, visit the Meetings page, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the + next to 2019-20 under University Faculty Meetings. 

New Faculty Seminars Start Sept. 20

Picking up where New Faculty Orientation left off, the New Faculty Seminars, beginning 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 in the Education Building Room 441, is a year-long program focused on a cluster of topics essential to a strong start and a fruitful career at U of I and in higher education. Led by a team of academic leaders, faculty and staff skilled in and dedicated to successful scholarship, pedagogy and service, the program is specifically designed to support new full-time faculty and to sustain a sense of academic community. Register and see the full list of dates and topics.

Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate Meeting No. 5 Today

Faculty Senate Meeting No. 5 will be held 3:30 p.m. today, Sept. 17, in the Paul J. Joyce Faculty-Staff Lounge in Brink Hall. The agenda and supporting materials are available on the Faculty Senate website.

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Sept. 16, 2019

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Mental Health First Aid Training Sept. 24 and 26

U of I faculty and staff are invited to attend a free Mental Health First Aid training 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 24 and 26, in the Student Recreation Center classroom, Moscow. Participants will learn warning signs for common mental health concerns, how to respond and resources for support. Mental Health First Aid is a national certification course and strategies learned are helpful when interacting with students, colleagues, friends and family. Pre-registration is required.

Stalking: Know It, Name It, Stop It

The 2019 Katy Benoit Campus Safety Awareness Month Keynote, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Vandal Ballroom, will feature a talk on stalking, particularly on college campuses. Read more.

Engineering Diversity Dinner Sept. 25; RSVP by Sept. 20

The Engineering Diversity Dinner is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Integrated Research and Innovation Center Atrium. The event includes networking opportunities and will provide insight about the positive impact of diversity on the engineering community. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 20, to lina5434@uidaho.edu.

SRC Closed Sept. 16-18

The Student Recreation Center will be closed Monday, Sept. 16 through Wednesday, Sept. 18, to replace all strength and cable machines with new equipment. Regular hours will resume on Thursday, Sept. 19. 

Climate Crisis Walkout Friday

Stand up for climate action by participating in a Climate Crisis Walkout 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn.

Palouse Alumni Service Project Sept. 18

The Palouse Alumni Chapter is hosting a project day Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Idler's Rest Nature Preserve as a part of the National Make a Difference Day community service campaign. Read more.

Free Tobacco Cessation Classes Offered on Campus Every Thursday

Freshstart Tobacco Cessation is offered on campus every Thursday from noon to 12:50 p.m. and is free for all students, faculty and staff. This four-part program helps participants increase their motivation to quit, learn effective approaches for quitting and helps them quit successfully. All classes are held in the Student Health Center conference room. Check in at Student Health Center Room 129; enter on University Avenue. Registration is encouraged.

Vandal Success Center Open House Sept. 18

The Vandal Success Center is hosting an open house 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, on the third floor of ISUB. The event is open to students, faculty and staff who would like to learn more about the Academic Support Programs, Department of Student Involvement, Career Services offices and more. 

How to Let Someone Know You CARE by Filing a CARE Report

Learn why, how and when to access the VandalCARE system by Filing a CARE Report, 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the ISUB Clearwater Room. VandalCARE exists to help connect members of the Vandal Family who may need assistance from the offices and individuals on campus who can help. Email askjoe@uidaho.edu with questions.

2019 PostDoc Orientation Sept. 20

A 2019 PostDoc Orientation will take place 1-3:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in IRIC 305. The event will gather representatives of offices around campus who will address the resources available for postdocs, informing them of opportunities from improving academic performance to personal support. The event is organized by the U of I PostDoc Association, together with the College of Graduate Studies. Join by Zoom.

Student Profile on VandalWeb Is Expanding

Student Profile, originally introduced in VandalWeb for students and advisors in July 2017, is expanding. Features like Advisee List, Download Advisee List and Email Advisees were moved into Student Profile in June 2019. View, export and email advisee lists from within Student Profile. Reference guides for using Student Profile are available from the Registrar's OfficeRead more.

Attend a Q&A with Valic (AIG) on ORP Retirement Plan Changes Sept. 19

The Idaho State Board of Education is updating optional retirement plans and representatives of Valic (AIG) will be holding an informational question and answer session regarding the changes from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Borah Theatre in the Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow. This session is open to all employees. Learn more.

Hazardous Waste Management Workshop Sept. 18

The next Hazardous Waste Management Workshop for Labs is 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Ag Science 62. The course is intended for anyone that generates or manages chemical waste in a laboratory environment. Contact Environmental Health and Safety at 208-885-6524 or safety@uidaho.edu with questions.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

CTR-IN Webinar: Planning for Multisite Pilot Projects: Noon to 1 p.m., IRIC 231
New Employee Benefits Orientation - Zoom Only: 1-2 p.m.
Design Resource Center Open House: 5-6:30 p.m., Art and Architecture Room 205 
Women’s Golf at WSU Cougar Cup: Through Tuesday, Pullman, Washington

Tuesday

Workplace Etiquette for a Successful Career: 10-11 a.m., IRIC 105
Athena Conversations of Care: Finding Yourself, Finding Your People: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., IRIC 321
Graduate Student Essentials: Scholarly Presence: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Library Room 120
Regulation of the Payday Lending Industry: Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, ISUB Whitewater Room
Faculty Senate: 3:30-5 p.m., Paul J. Joyce Faculty and Staff Lounge
Produce Sale: 3:30-5:30 p.m., ISUB Plaza
Rodriguez, Larti and Anderson - Faculty Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music

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News Releases

Lecture Series Commemorates 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment

Public presentations that mark the century since ratification of the 19th amendment – granting women the right to vote – begin this month and continue through 2020 as part of a lecture series hosted by the University of Idaho, Latah County Historical Society and Moscow League of Women Voters. The Seeking Suffrage Lecture Series, with public presentations at U of I and in Moscow, begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in the Haddock Performance Hall on campus. Historian and U of I alumna Karen Offen will discuss “Seeking Suffrage: The Pursuit of Women’s Right to Vote Worldwide” to introduce the global background for the American suffrage campaigns and compare them to similar campaigns in France, Great Britain and Germany. Read more.

U of I-Led Team Identifies, Clones Gene to Protect Wheat, Barley from Major Disease

A University of Idaho-led team of international researchers identified and cloned a gene that can fend off a major disease threat to wheat and barley. The fungus can cut yields by half or more during severe outbreaks. The genetic advance promises to improve development of new wheat varieties that will produce more dependable yields and reduce the need for pesticides to combat the fungal disease, according to the report co-authored by 23 researchers and recently published in Nature Communications, a major scientific journal. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Scott Oplinger Retirement Recognition Sept. 20

After more than seven years of serving students and this university, Scott Oplinger will be transitioning to a full and well-earned retirement. Join in recognizing Oplinger for all of his efforts and dedication 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, ISUB Whitewater Room.

New U of I Study: Wolf-relatives spend more time with pups

A study on how wolves use the space around sites where they rear pups by David Ausband from the College of Natural Resources and the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit was recently published in the journal Animal Behavior. Read more.

Virtual Technology and Design Professor Involved in Amazon-Funded Project to Design Visual World, Increase Number of Women in Engineering

Jean-Marc Gauthier, associate professor in the College of Art and Architecture's Virtual Technology and Design Program, is part of a team recently awarded a grant from multinational tech giant Amazon to develop a virtual world that encourages women to pursue traditionally male-dominated engineering fields. Read more.

Job Opportunities

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

Employee Notices

University Faculty Meeting Sept. 18

Attend the first university faculty meeting of the 2019-20 academic year 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The meeting will also be broadcast in Twin Falls in Room B-66, Idaho Falls in TAB 350, Boise in Room 348A and Coeur d'Alene in 242G. To access the meeting agenda, visit the Meetings page, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the + next to 2019-20 under University Faculty Meetings. 

New Faculty Seminars Start Sept. 20

Picking up where New Faculty Orientation left off, the New Faculty Seminars, beginning 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 in the Education Building Room 441, is a year-long program focused on a cluster of topics essential to a strong start and a fruitful career at U of I and in higher education. Led by a team of academic leaders, faculty and staff skilled in and dedicated to successful scholarship, pedagogy and service, the program is specifically designed to support new full-time faculty and to sustain a sense of academic community. Register and see the full list of dates and topics.

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Faculty Senate Talking Points from Meeting No. 4

The Faculty Senate Talking Points from Meeting No. 4, Tuesday, Sept. 10, are now available.

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Sept. 13, 2019

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Idaho Commons Now Idaho Student Union Building

To better reflect the purpose of the building, the Idaho Commons is now the Idaho Student Union Building (ISUB). The change is important to our students and helps convey the intent of the building – a gathering place for students and a resource for student success. The proposal for the ISUB came last spring from the Associated Students of the University of Idaho and was approved by the president. The building usage is managed by a group of students and is led by the ASUI president. The groups will receive input and guidance from university leadership, including the Dean of Students, administration, facilities and operations. Signage in and on the buildings as well as other references to the name will change this fall as time and resources allow.

Mental Health First Aid Training Sept. 24-25

U of I faculty and staff are invited to attend a free Mental Health First Aid training 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 24-25, in the SRC classroom, Moscow. Participants will learn warning signs for common mental health concerns, how to respond and resources for support. Mental Health First Aid is a national certification course and strategies learned are helpful when interacting with students, colleagues, friends and family. Pre-registration is required.

POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony Sept. 20

The University of Idaho Navy, Army and Air Force ROTC units will hold a ceremony in observation of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Shattuck Amphitheater, Moscow. The ceremony will last approximately 20 minutes.

Prestigious Fellowship Workshops to Take Place This Fall

Prestigious Fellowship Workshops dedicated to helping students apply for different graduate fellowships such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program are being hosted by the College of Graduate Studies this fall. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in National Science Foundation-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. Other fellowship programs included in the workshop are the Ford Foundation Fellowship and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship.

Vandal Success Center Open House Sept. 18

The Vandal Success Center is hosting an open house 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, on the third floor of the Idaho Student Union Building. The event is open to students, faculty and staff who would like to learn more about the Academic Support Programs, Department of Student Involvement, Career Services offices and more.

U&I Give Crowdfunding Opportunity Deadline Sept. 21

Applications are now available to crowdfund projects with U&I Give, the university’s crowdfunding platform for community fundraising. Crowdfunding offers donors a new avenue to provide support directly to schools, programs and specific projects at the university. Applications for fundraisers are due Saturday, Sept. 21. Learn more about U&I Give Crowdfunding.

Valic (AIG) Representative Available Following ORP Q&A Session

Valic financial advisor John Johnston will be available to answer investment questions with employees one on one from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Human Resources front conference room, Moscow. No appointments are necessary.

Read Out! Against Banned Books Sept. 23-27

The fourth annual "Read Out! Against Banned Books" event is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 23-27. The library's Gary Strong Curriculum Center and the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences are hosting the event where individuals can sign up to read for 15-minute increments and can select a book of their choice from the banned book lists provided by the American Library Association. Participants can bring their own copy or borrow one from the U of I Library or the Curriculum Center. The readings will be held on the third floor of the Education Building, near the Curriculum Center. Contact the Curriculum Center at 208-885-7257 or curriculumcenter@uidaho.edu to sign up.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

16th Annual UI ACADA Advising Symposium: Lead by Example: Best Western Plus University Inn, 1516 W. Pullman Road
Work to Backcountry Ski: Friday-Sunday, Wallowa Mountains, Oregon
PERSI – READY! Workshop: 8:30-9:30 a.m., Human Resources Conference Room
PERSI – SET! Workshop: 9:45-10:45 a.m., Human Resources Conference Room
PERSI – GO! Workshop: 11 a.m. to noon, Human Resources Conference Room

Weekend

We Got Your Back 5k: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, SRC
Vandal Volleyball against Texas Tech: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Las Vegas, Nevada
Seed Saving Workshop at Soil Stewards Student Farm: 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Farm Road past WinCo Foods
Mauchley Duo - Emeritus Faculty Recital: 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music

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Feature Stories

Freedom to Grow: Design Student Creates Concepts for Youth Incarceration Facility that Underscore Rehabilitation, Not Confinement

Emma Poe has heard frequent stories from family members about their past experiences behind bars; most revolve around overcrowding and subpar facilities — common issues in a country with the world's highest per-capita incarceration rate. When choosing a design concept for her senior capstone project in the Interior Architecture and Design Program, Poe focused on theories of rehabilitation versus confinement, striving to emphasize how an inmate's physical environment can positively impact personal growth. Read Poe’s story.

News Releases

Dark Comedy, Drama and a Musical Highlight U of I Fall Theatre Season

From a surreal dark comedy to a comedic drama and a Broadway musical, the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts’ fall 2019 season covers new and classic theatrical ground. The fall season opens Friday, Sept. 27, with the dark comedy “Drowning Ophelia” in the Shoup Hall Pocket Playhouse, 1028 W. Sixth St., Moscow. The one-act performance addresses the long-term consequences of childhood abuse and acts as a love letter to those who have suffered from it. On stage through Oct. 6, it asks the question, “How do you move on when reconciliation is not an option?” “Drowning Ophelia” is for mature audiences. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

College of Engineering Proposal Selected for NASA Astronaut Eye Health Study

University of Idaho College of Engineering Associate Professor Bryn Martin's research proposal to evaluate countermeasures that prevent or mitigate the signs and symptoms associated with Spaceflight Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome (SANS) has been selected for funding through NASA's Human Research Program (HRP). Read more.

Innovative Satellite Image Data Analysis System to Improve Snowmelt Runoff Modeling Across Idaho

U of I Department of Biological Engineering doctoral student Craig Woodruff and College of Engineering associate professor and Idaho State Climatologist Russell Qualls have developed a mathematical model that processes thousands of remotely sensed images to synthesize the annually recurrent pattern of snowmelt from mountainous watersheds and have applied this process to images of the Upper Snake River basin. Their research, "Recurrent Snowmelt Pattern Synthesis Using Principal Component Analysis of Multiyear Remotely Sensed Snow Cover," published in the journal Water Resources Research, was recently selected for recognition in a research spotlight article in the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) online magazine, Eos. Read more.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Notices

Sabbatical Applications Due Oct. 31

Applications for sabbatical leaves to be taken during the 2020-21 academic year are now invited and must be received by the Sabbatical Leave Evaluation Committee by Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Check with each college dean's office for internal college due dates to allow time for letters to be written. Complete applications should be submitted to sabbatical@uidaho.edu. For information on sabbatical read FSH 3720 and visit the website.

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Sept. 12, 2019

Faculty and Staff News

Library Supports Research by Lowering Barriers to Publishing

The University of Idaho is now part of a program from the open-access publisher Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) which publishes journals in a variety of fields. The program provides U of I authors a 10% discount on article processing charges (APC) when publishing in an MDPI journal. Approximately 168 articles have been published by U of I authors in MDPI journals in the past 10 years. Read more.

Tutoring and College Success Services Available to Students This Semester

Tutoring and College Success has many ways for students to access academic support this semester, including academic coaching, peer-assisted study sessions and drop-in tutoring. Instructors who are interested in offering extra credit to students who attend events can contact Savannah Rogers at savannah@uidaho.edu. Learn more about services offered by TCS.

Engage UIdaho Replacing VandalSync Friday

The Department of Student Involvement will be replacing VandalSync with a new program called Engage UIdaho. Engage UIdaho features a redesigned user interface that emphasizes simplicity, mobility and more versatile administrative toolset for officers to manage their clubs. Engage will house all student organizations, on and off-campus events and service opportunities. The migration will take place Friday, Sept. 13. All active users and organizations will migrate automatically. Engage training dates will be listed on the website. Learn more. Email asui-clubs@uidaho.edu with questions.

2019 Michael Kyte Distinguished Lecture Features Purdue's Darcy Bullock

Darcy Bullock, a Lyles Family Professor of Civil Engineering and director of the Joint Transportation Research Program at Purdue University, will speak at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the IRIC Atrium, Moscow, as part of the U of I College of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering's 2019 Michael Kyte Distinguished Lecture. The event is free and a reception will precede the event at 3 p.m. Read more.

Attend a Q&A with Valic (AIG) on Retirement Plan Changes Sept. 19

The Idaho State Board of Education is updating optional retirement plans and representatives of Valic (AIG) will be holding an informational question and answer session regarding the changes from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Borah Theatre in the Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow. This session is open to all employees. Additional information is available online.

U of I Supervisory Excellence Training Program Returns with New Workshops This Fall

Employee Development and Learning's Supervisory Excellence Program returns this fall with new workshops and updated certification tracks for team leads as well as new and seasoned supervisors. Workshops began this week and are available on a continuing basis. Learn more and register.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Supervisory Excellence Program - Managing Generations: 9-11 a.m., Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center
IBEST/CMCI Seminar Series: Nicholas E. Banovich: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Engineering/Physics Building 122
Athena Fall Kickoff and Mentor Program Regroup: 5:30-7 p.m., Patty's Kitchen, 450 W. Sixth St.  
Mental Health Film Series: “Concussion”: 6:30-9 p.m., Library 120

Friday

16th Annual UI ACADA Advising Symposium: Lead by Example: Best Western Plus University Inn, 1516 W. Pullman Road
Work to Backcountry Ski: Friday-Sunday, Wallowa Mountains, Oregon

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News Releases

U of I Campus Safety Awareness Month Renamed in Honor of Katy Benoit

The University of Idaho will put a focus on maintaining its efforts at promoting a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment throughout September as part of Katy Benoit Campus Safety Awareness Month. Honoring the legacy of Katy Benoit, a former student and victim of interpersonal violence, the university is this year renaming the month of September Katy Benoit Campus Safety Awareness Month. The long-running event poses the question: “What will you do to create a safer campus?” Throughout September, U of I is hosting safety-oriented events focusing on the university’s "I Got Your Back" campaign. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

U of I Participated in Paint the Palouse for the 30th Year

Last weekend marked the 30th year the U of I has participated in Paint the Palouse, a nonprofit event sponsored by Housing and Residence Life (led by Dee Dee Kanikkeberg, executive director) in which low-income homes in the Moscow community are selected for painting. This year, three homes were identified for inclusion in the event. Read more.

Faculty and Staff Contribute to Record Fundraising Year

The generous giving during the 2019 fiscal year contributed to the university’s best fundraising year ever with $51.8 million raised. More than 400 faculty and staff members gave to support student scholarships, facility improvements, study abroad opportunities and many other areas that elevate student success and research excellence. An easy way to support those experiences is through automatic payroll deduction. More information is available by contacting Eric Billings, director of Annual Giving, at 208-885-5369 or ebillings@uidaho.edu.

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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Faculty and Staff News

Happy Little Vandals: Guided Paint Night with Wild @ Art Tonight

Get creative with the Happy Little Vandals Guided Paint Night, 7-9 p.m. today, Sept. 11, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow. The free event is hosted by Vandal Entertainment and Wild @ Art. Learn more.

Human Resources Business Hours Changing Sept. 12

Starting Thursday, Sept. 12, the Human Resources office at 415 W. Sixth St., Moscow, will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon Thursdays to allow Human Resources staff time for data entry and paperwork processing to meet critical deadlines. Human Resources offices will remain open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday. The change does not affect Employee Development and Learning or Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action offices that operate out of the Bruce M. Pitman Center.

Run or Walk to Support Suicide Awareness and Bystander Intervention Sept. 14

Run or walk to help support suicide awareness and bystander intervention. The We Got Your Back 5K at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, starts and ends at the Student Rec Center. Registration is $7 for students and $12 for non-students. See event information.

Faculty International Seed Grant Proposals Due Nov. 1

Proposals are being accepted for Faculty International Seed Grants as part of the Blazing Trails Initiative through the Vandal Ideas Project. The $1,000-$3,200 grants are intended to be used in the creation of a new U of I Faculty/Staff-Led International Travel program. Read more.

Learn About SBOE’s Changes to Optional Retirement

The Idaho State Board of Education is updating Optional Retirement Plans and representatives from TIAA are holding an informational session regarding the changes from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Borah Theatre in the Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow. This session is open to all employees. Additional information is available online.

Energy Storage Technology for Space Travel Discussed at Next IRIC Lunch and Learn

Herb Hess and Christine Berven, faculty in the Colleges of Science and Engineering, led a team of students to design and build a flywheel energy storage system that can one day be used for space travel and extraterrestrial colonization missions. The team recently built a prototype of this device, which can generate and store energy from renewable sources like the wind and sun. Learn more about the operating principles of this system at the next IRIC Lunch and Learn presentation at noon Thursday, Sept. 19, in the IRIC Atrium, Moscow. Read more.