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Aug. 6, 2018

Faculty and Staff News

U of I Resumes Regular Office Hours Aug. 20

The University of Idaho will resume operating during regular business hours starting the first day of fall semester. Beginning Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, office hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Join Vandal alumni for an evening of S'mores

Join Palouse Vandal alumni and friends on Aug. 15, 2018, for an evening of s'mores and fun. We'll provide all the materials, you'll need to roast the perfect marshmallow and construct your s'more. Read More

Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing

University of Idaho Facilities Services will be conducting our annual fire hydrant flow testing today, Aug. 6, through Aug. 20, 2018 on the Moscow campus. If you have concerns, please contact Elmer Johnson at 208-885-6288.

Q3 2018 Benefit Me! Newsletter

The Q3 Benefit Me! newsletter is now available. In this issue you will find information on the second annual Benefits Vendor Forum, Employee Education Benefit, information on retirement and we'll help you understand qualified events.

U of I Visualizing Science Exhibit on Display at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho

The University of Idaho's Visualizing Science exhibit, which brings scientific research to life in art form and reveals a deep kinship inherent in seemingly disparate disciplines, is now on display at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho. The exhibit is the result of a nine-month collaboration between interdisciplinary teams of faculty in science, art and design. The project was led by College of Art and Architecture Professor and head of the art and design program Sally Graves Machlis and Prichard Art Gallery Director Roger Rowley. Read More.

Center for Disability Access and Resources Open House

The Center for Disability Access and Resources (CDAR) will be hosting an open house on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Bruce M. Pitman Center, Room 127. Light dessert will be provided. CDAR is responsible for determining eligibility and implementing ADA accommodations for students with disabilities on campus. The department recently underwent some major changes including relocation, renaming, and new leadership to improve processes for students. Read More.

Let's Eat Spaghetti at Lindsay Creek Vineyards

You're invited to the 36th Lewiston Alumni Spaghetti Dinner. Enjoy a spectacular view and great food at the beautiful Lindsay Creek Vineyards. Visit with Kathy Barnard, assistant vice president of Alumni Relations and Advancement Communications, and hear about updates at the University of Idaho as we kick off another successful school year. Read More.

Volunteers Needed for Housing and Residence Life Check-In

Housing and Residence Life would like to invite you to be a part of our residence hall move-in event on Thursday, Aug. 16. It takes hundreds of volunteers to move in 1,500 new Vandals and we need your help! University volunteers are essential to welcoming our new students to the residence halls and helping foster a strong connection between our students and the University of Idaho. Plus, there are perks! Read more and sign up.

Faculty Invited to Apply for Major Research Instrumentation Funding Through the NSF-MRI Program

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team invites faculty to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to apply to the NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program, a limited submission funding opportunity. Read More.

Palousafest 2018 Table Registration

Registration is now open for the fall 2018 Palousafest. Palousafest is the premier fall event on campus where we welcome new students and welcome back returning students. Expected attendance is between 3,000-5,000 students and community members. Read More.

Senior Proposal Development Specialist Open Forum

The Office of Research and Economic Development and the Research and Faculty Development team are pleased to invite a finalist for the senior proposal development specialist position onto campus from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in IRIC 305.  Read More.

Newsletters Returning to Regular Schedule

University-wide newsletters – The Daily Register, My UI and This Week – will return to their fall schedules on Monday, Aug. 13. Submissions for the newsletters can be made using the online form. Events for the U of I event calendar and This Week newsletter can be submitted here. The deadline for Daily Register submissions will be 2 p.m. the day prior to publication. Deadlines for My UI and This Week will be noon Wednesdays. You can subscribe to these newsletters or manage your email preferences online.

Nominations Being Accepted for Interim Executive Director, Southeast Idaho

As announced in June, Marc Skinner has accepted a faculty position at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg. Marc’s position with the university will end later this month and the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President is accepting nominations for the position of interim executive officer for Eastern Idaho. Nominees must be current University of Idaho employees with a graduate degree from an accredited university and proven leadership and administrative capabilities. Read More

Featured Story

Undergraduate Research Magazine Vandals in Focus 2018 Publishes

U of I undergraduate writers and photographers profile U of I student researchers in the new Vandals in Focus 2018 magazine. Check out the opportunities at U of I for undergraduate research while learning about everything from Chinese mining camps and viral infections to Lake Coeur d'Alene health, elk movements and slime mold visualizations. Read More.

News Releases

Vandal Events Planned to Honor Jerry Kramer

University of Idaho legend Jerry Kramer was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, Aug. 4, and Vandals around the country were able to gather to watch the ceremony. Kramer will also be the guest of honor at this year’s Inland Empire Vandal Celebration Thursday, Aug. 23, in Coeur d’Alene. Kramer was a standout for the Vandals at guard and kicker and Idaho’s first All-American in 1956, adding first-team All-America accolades in 1957. He later played 11 seasons for the Green Bay Packers from 1958-68, was a five-time All-Pro and helped pave the way to five NFL Championships and wins in Super Bowls I and II. Read More.

U of I Speaker Series Looks at Police’s Use of Lethal Force

Police-involved shootings across the country in recent years and the questions they’ve raised about when officers can use deadly force is the subject of the next Vandal Voices talk Aug. 16 in Boise. Professor Katherine Macfarlane, with the University of Idaho Boise College of Law, will lead the talk, “When Police Shoot to Kill: The Law and the Use of Deadly Force,” from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Ha’Penny Bridge Pub, 855 W. Broad St. No. 250. Read More.

U of I Projects Selected for $1.28 Million in Grants Target Tech for Rangeland Management

GPS-collared cattle will soon roam ranches in southern Idaho and northeastern Oregon in an effort to better understand grazing patterns on large rangeland landscapes. The project, called “Deploying CERT” (Climate Engine Rangeland Tool), is led by University of Idaho researchers and is one of two related projects selected to receive a total of $1.28 million in grant funding by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services’ Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program. Read More.

Scientific Study Releases Harmless Yellow-Green Dye into Fernan Lake

A yellow-green dye that temporarily discolored the east end of Fernan Lake starting Thursday, Aug. 2, is harmless and part of a scientific study. Professor Frank Wilhelm with the Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences at the University of Idaho and his research team are injecting the bright yellow-green fluorescent dye into the east end of Fernan Lake on two occasions between Thursday, Aug. 2 and Friday Aug. 9, in an area adjacent to the lake’s east end lily pads. Read More.

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July 30, 2018

Faculty and Staff News

Participate in a New Study Investigating Predictors of Inflammation and Heart Health

The University of Idaho Exercise Physiology Research Lab is currently seeking adults aged 35 years and older to participate in a one-day study to examine the relationships among body fat distribution, inflammation and heart health. Participants will receive free perks such as: body composition testing using the latest technology; a blood draw to measure blood sugars, fats, and markers of inflammation; and a gift card upon completion of the study. Please contact us for more information by email at exphys@uidaho.edu or phone at 208-885-2007 if you are interested in participating. This study was approved by the University of Idaho Human Research Protections IRB.

Planned Maintenance for VandalWeb and Banner Aug. 4

On Saturday, Aug. 4, the VandalWeb and Banner systems will undergo a required upgrade. During this maintenance, both systems and any others that rely upon them will be inaccessible. ITS will begin the work at 8 a.m. and the project is anticipated to last eight hours. Regular system maintenance and technology upgrades are required to support U of I's advancement. ITS is committed to providing quality technical support and customer service to our users. If you have any questions, ITS will be happy to assist you. Request assistance at the ITS tech support portal https://support.uidaho.edu.

Faculty Invited to Apply for NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Program

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent to apply for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program, a limited submission funding opportunity. Read More.

Join Us for our 4th Annual BBQ & Cornhole Tournament!

Join the Office of Alumni Relations, the Palouse Vandal Alumni Chapter and Vandal Brand Meats for one last summer barbecue and our fourth Annual Cornhole Tournament on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Come socialize with other local Palouse Vandals, eat a delicious Vandal smoked sausage and enjoy a few rounds of cornhole. Read More.

Jerry Kramer Hall of Fame Watch Party  

Come celebrate Vandal football standout and Green Bay Packer Jerry Kramer as he is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Office of Alumni Relations invites you to watch the enshrinement ceremony together at the Corner Club and sing the fight song! Congrats Jerry and GO VANDALS! Read More.

Need to Cancel Class? Bring in QPR Training Instead

Attending a conference? Family obligation? Don't cancel your class. U of I faculty can schedule a QPR suicide prevention presentation for students. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. It 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. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope, get help and save a life. Even if you don't need to cancel your class, you are always welcome to request a presentation anytime during the semester. Request a presentation at www.uidaho.edu/dontcancelyourclass.

Volunteers Needed for Housing and Residence Life Check-In

Housing and Residence Life would like to invite you to be a part of our residence hall move-in event on Thursday, Aug. 16. It takes hundreds of volunteers to move in 1,500 new Vandals and we need your help! University volunteers are essential to welcoming our new students to the residence halls and helping foster a strong connection between our students and the University of Idaho. Plus, there are perks! Read more and sign up.

Palousafest 2018 Table Registration

Registration is now open for the fall 2018 Palousafest. Palousafest is the premier fall event on campus where we welcome new students and welcome back returning students. Expected attendance is between 3,000-5,000 students and community members. Read More.

ITS Begins Campus Awareness Phishing Campaign

Phishing emails remain a popular attack method. The ability to spot a phish helps prevent hackers from tricking you or stealing information. As part of ongoing awareness efforts, ITS will send out fake phishing messages that look and function like real ones so you can practice spotting and reporting these scams. If caught by a phish, training materials will be available to help you identify future phishing messages.  Read More.

This Week's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted. Get more events at uidaho.edu/events.

Kudos and Acknowledgements

Shelley McGuire Appointed Director for School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Michelle (Shelley) McGuire has been appointed the new director for the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences effective Aug. 13, 2018. McGuire joins the University of Idaho and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences from the Washington State University School of Biological Sciences, where she worked as a professor in lactation physiology and nutrition. Read More.

ORED Announces Adjustments in Leadership Team

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is pleased to announce two changes to its leadership team. Glen Downing, recently hired as director for the Office of Research Assurances, has advanced to director of research operations and strategic initiatives. Downing will help ORED achieve its mission and goals by managing high-level strategic projects and change initiatives within the division.​ Read More.

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July 23, 2018

Faculty and Staff News

Student Recreation Center Closed This Week for Maintenance

The University of Idaho Student Recreation Center is closed for annual maintenance July 21-29. The Campus Recreation Main Office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during the closure.

Intermodal Transit Center Sidewalk Construction Begins Today

Beginning today, July 23, the city of Moscow will replace the damaged sidewalk surrounding the Intermodal Transit Center (the corner of Sweet Avenue and Railroad Street). Work will continue for approximately 15 days. Please exercise caution and follow signs as visitors to the center will need to utilize alternate entrances at different points throughout the project.

Volunteers Needed for Housing and Residence Life Check-In

Housing and Residence Life would like to invite you to be a part of our residence hall move-in event on Thursday, Aug. 16. It takes hundreds of volunteers to move in 1,500 new Vandals and we need your help!

University volunteers are essential to welcoming our new students to the residence halls and helping foster a strong connection between our students and the University of Idaho. Plus, there are perks! Read more and sign up.

Parking Permits Available for Purchase Online

If you absolutely need to bring a vehicle to campus this coming 2018-19 academic year, you can now go online and purchase your annual residential or commuter parking permit. We'll mail it to you so you're ready when current 2017-18 annual permits expire Aug. 15. Parking is limited, so don't delay! Read More.

WWAMI Anatomy Lab and Classroom Open House 

The WWAMI Medical Education Program invites the campus community to the WWAMI Anatomy Lab and Classroom Open House. The open house is 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 27, on the third floor of the Gritman Medical Building, 803 Main St., Moscow. A brief program will begin at 4 p.m. Facility tours will be given throughout the event. 

New Antivirus Deployment for Both Windows and Mac Users

Over the coming months Information Technology Services (ITS) will deploy a new version of antivirus across campus. This will affect both Windows and Mac computers. Where possible, ITS will automatically deploy the software to your devices. Local support teams will be in contact regarding devices where an automatic deployment is not possible.  Read more.

Join Us for Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park on July 26 

Join the Vandals, on Thursday, July 26, for a fun-filled day at our annual Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park. Together we will enjoy the wavy waters of Boulder Beach, the heart racing of Panic Plunge, and a quiet family friendly evening for dinner. It's fun for all ages. Purchasing options vary. Find out more. 

Mental Health First Aid for Faculty and Staff 

Join us from noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in Albertson 112 (note the new location) for Mental Health First Aid. Mental Health First Aid is a certification program to help faculty, staff and students understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even with no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health-related crisis. Register online at www.uidaho.edu/mentalhealthfirstaid

Is Your Lab Hazardous or Safe to Enter?

As a principle investigator, you should be well aware of the hazards in your laboratory and be able to communicate this easily to others working in your lab. In an emergency situation, however, how easy is it for responders to know what is inside and prepare to make a safe entry? Environmental Health and Safety's lab signage program helps meet our ethical obligations to keep campus safe. Read more at I-Safety. 

Stay Engaged with the U of I Employee Facebook Group 

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

Reminder: U of I is a Tobacco-Free Campus 

In order to protect the health of all of our students, employees and community at large, the University of Idaho is proud to be 100 percent tobacco-free. The use of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes (vaping), smokeless tobacco, hookahs, and any other tobacco-based products, is banned on all U of I property, research facilities and in university vehicles. Vandal Health Education has numerous resources for students who would like to reduce their tobacco use, including free cessation materials and local classes. U of I employees and students can find out more about tobacco cessation resources here.

ITS Raising Awareness About Data Consumption

ITS anticipates that “S: drive” file services will fill in the next few months. To address this issue, ITS needs users to evaluate and manage files and folders that are being stored on these shared file services. Starting Aug. 2, users will receive email notification for folders that are using especially large amounts of space. Read more.

Invitation for Concept Papers: NSF Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program

The Research and Faculty Development Team invites concept papers for the National Science Foundation’s Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program. The goal of the National Science Foundation’s Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program is to assist universities and colleges in diversifying the nation's STEM workforce by increasing the number of STEM baccalaureate and graduate degrees awarded to populations historically underrepresented in these disciplines. Read more.

Moscow Chamber Accepting Leadership Moscow Applications

The Moscow Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 Leadership Moscow class. The deadline for application submittal is 5 pm. Friday, Aug. 17. This is the third year that the Moscow Chamber of Commerce has offered the Leadership Moscow Program. Leadership Moscow works to cultivate leaders in Moscow and Latah County by offering a concentrated, hands-on learning experience to enhance and build leadership qualities while advocating for Moscow and its surrounding rural communities. Read more.

ORED Seeks White Papers for IGEM Grant Program

The Office of Research and Economic Development seeks white papers as part of the limited submission process to select applicants for the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) FY19 grant program. White papers are due to the Office of Technology Transfer by 5 p.m. Aug. 24. The IGEM program funds commercialization research, where university researchers and business experts partner together to bring viable new technologies, scientific developments and industry-changing services to market by facilitating sponsored research and accelerating technology transfer out of Idaho university research facilities and into the private sector. Read more.

This Week's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted. Get more events at uidaho.edu/events.

Kudos and Acknowledgements

SEM Welcomes Jason Niermann as Veteran Services Coordinator and Advisor

Please join us in welcoming Jason Nierman as the University of Idaho's new Military and Veteran Services coordinator and advisor, the position previously held by Dan Button. Before arriving here, Nierman was a professor of Military Science at Weber State University as an active-duty U.S. Army officer. He retired from the Army this summer as a lieutenant colonel after more than 23 years of service. Jason has deep connections to U of I – he received his bachelor's degree in environmental science in 1998 and was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Army after completing ROTC here. Read more.

Rodney Frey Receives Evans Handcart Award

Rodney Frey, professor emeritus in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, received the Evans Handcart Award for his book, "Carry Forth the Stories: An Ethnographer's Journey into Native Oral Tradition." The award, given by Utah State University's Mountain West Center for Regional Studies, recognizes the best of research and writing in biographies, autobiographies and memories that focus on the stories of people who have shaped the character of the Interior West. Frey will be presented with the award during the annual Arrington Lecture Conference in September at Utah State University. Congratulations Rodney!

Herb Hess Elected Fellow in American Society of Engineering Education

Congratulations to Professor Herb Hess in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in U of I’s College of Engineering, who has been elected as a 2018 fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The honor was presented at the ASEE annual conference June 27 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The rank of fellow is conferred upon ASEE members with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in engineering or engineering technology education.

News Releases

Rodney Atkins to Play First Day of Classes Concert at U of I

Academy of Country Music (ACM) award winner and recording artist Rodney Atkins will headline a concert for returning University of Idaho students and the greater Palouse community Monday, Aug. 20, on the first day of fall semester classes. Atkins is a six-time ACM nominee and 2006 winner for Top Male Vocalist. His hits include “Farmer’s Daughter,” “If You’re Going Through Hell,” and new releases “Take a Back Road” and “Caught Up in the Country.” Atkins has been a part of country music for more than two decades and mixes the values of hard work, honesty and country living with the power of storytelling into his music. Read more.

Potato Association of America to Meet July 22-26 in Boise

The Potato Association of America is holding its 102nd annual meeting July 22-26 in Idaho’s capital and the nation’s top potato producing state. The group is meeting in Boise to highlight the potato industry’s importance in southwestern Idaho. “We especially hope that Idaho potato growers will turn out for the industry day,” said University of Idaho researcher Pamela Hutchinson. Hutchinson, a weed scientist, serves on the organizing committee for the meeting with fellow College of Agricultural and Life Sciences researcher Nora Olsen. Read more.

U of I in the News

U of I Hosts Annual Design Days

High school students hailing from homes throughout the Northwest attended three days of design-related courses on the University of Idaho campus this week. Kate Keenan, marketing and communications manager for the College of Art and Architecture, said the aim of the program is to give potential incoming college students a glimpse into what it is like to pursue a degree in some kind of design. Read more.

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July 16, 2018

Presidential Action on Policy - University Faculty meeting April 25, 2018

  • This notice is to communicate presidential action taken on policies that have been passed through a General Policy Report or University Faculty Meeting, as required per FSH 1420 A-1 c. 2. and 1540 C.
  • This notice is for the policies that were passed on April 25, 2018, at University Faculty Meeting No.3. President Chuck Staben approved all items without comment.

Faculty and Staff News

Annual Fire Sprinkler Testing-Summer 2018

Western States Fire Protection will be on campus to complete our annual inspection/testing of the wet and dry sprinkler systems today through July 20, 2018. Crews will be here several times throughout the summer. No disruption to normal services is expected. Any questions can be directed to Facilities at 208-885-6246.

Mental Health First Aid for Faculty and Staff

Join us July 24 - 25 from 12-4:30 p.m. in the Student Rec Center Classroom for Mental Health First Aid. Mental Health First Aid is a certification program to help faculty, staff and students understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even with no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health-related crisis. Register online at www.uidaho.edu/mentalhealthfirstaid.

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer, Suicide Gatekeeper Training

Join us from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in the Commons Aurora Room for QPR. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. It is an evidence-based, one-hour training program to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope, and get help and save a life. Pre-registration is welcome. More information is at www.uidaho.edu/qpr.

Administrative Banner – The Updated Interface Has a New Look

Information Technology Services (ITS) has implemented an update to the Administrative Banner (Banner 8 Admin Forms) application because support for the old version will end this calendar year. Banner 8 Admin Forms will be updated with a new release called Banner 9 Admin Pages that is easier to use and has a modern look and feel. The new Banner 9 Admin Pages application is already being tested and will be in use in October. Anyone who currently uses Banner 8 Admin Forms is encouraged to log in to the test site and explore the new updated application. Familiarity with the updated application will make the transition on Oct. 1 a smooth one. Read More.

Researchers in the News

Help us share your research with the public. If you have an upcoming journal publication and think your research is newsworthy, contact either UCM Science and Content Writer Leigh Cooper or your college's marketing and communications manager. We may be interested in publicizing your work with a press release, social media, etc. Please reach out to us soon after your paper has been accepted and before you publish.​

New Data Map Helps Researchers Find Collaborators, Get Data and Manage Program Objectives in Real Time

Research today is becoming broader and more complex as it crosses disciplinary and institutional boundaries, making it increasingly difficult to find collaborators and manage projects. A new online tool, simply called Data Map, was recently developed to solve these and other issues for Idaho’s three major research universities — the University of Idaho, Idaho State University and Boise State University. Read More.

Get Your Piece of the $55 Billion Funding Pie

The University of Idaho Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) subscribes to Pivot, a curated, searchable database of government and private funding opportunities with more than $55 billion in available grants, fellowships, scholarships, awards, papers and more. Read More.

Alumni Association Award Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the University of Idaho Alumni Association awards. You may know of Vandals who deserve to be recognized who haven't been nominated or received an award yet. Join us in celebrating the contributions and achievements of the Vandals who help make our university and communities so special. Read more.

Fraternity and Sorority Life Offers Professional Development Opportunity

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life is offering several workshops titled, "Inside the Mysterious World of Fraternities and Sororities... For Today's College Professionals." The program seeks to educate members on fraternity and sorority life by helping them to understand current fraternity and sorority best practice, how fraternities and sororities operate, what updated phrasing and information is needed when working with fraternity and sorority students, how to recognize when hazing is occurring and helps individuals understand the different types of fraternities and sororities that exist. Read More.

Palousafest 2018 Table Registration Open

Registration is now open for the fall 2018 Palousafest. Palousafest is the premier fall event on campus where we welcome new students and welcome back returning students. Expected attendance is between 3,000-5,000 students and community members. Read More.

Scheduling the Optical Imaging Center

The Optical Imaging Center (OIC) is now maintained by the Department of Biological Sciences. Effective July 1, 2018, reservations of instruments in the Center are made using Outlook Resource Calendars. Scheduling, updated rates and other information can be found at the new website: http://www.uidaho.edu/sci/biology/research/optical-imaging-core.

V-Number is the New Student Identifier

The University of Idaho now uses the VandalNumber, or V-number, in place of the Student ID Number, which will slowly be discontinued in order to streamline processes and make use easier for faculty, students and staff. As of July, 11, all students are being identified by their V-number. Read More.

Participate in a New Study Investigating Predictors of Inflammation and Heart Health

The University of Idaho Exercise Physiology Research Lab is currently seeking adults aged 35 years or older to participate in a one-day research study to investigate whether a non-invasive test can be used to adequately predict risk of heart disease. Participants will receive free perks such as a body composition test with the latest technology, blood draw to measure markers of inflammation and gift card upon completion of the study. Find out more and apply.

Feeding Wildlife? Things to Know if You're on Campus

We're all familiar with the warnings against feeding animals in our state and national parks. While we don't typically find bears on the Moscow campus, the same constraints apply to feeding other animals. Faculty, staff and students are guided by U of I policy (APM 40.22), which notes "Feeding of natural and feral wildlife is prohibited because of ongoing safety and health issues, vermin population increases around campus buildings, and damage to landscape plant materials from increased and non-sustainable animal populations." Read more on the I-Safety webpage.

This Week's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

What Food Startups Need to Know!, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mountain time Monday, University of Idaho Extension, Driggs
Canyon County Send-Off, 6- :30 p.m. Mountain time Monday, Hispanic Cultural Center, Nampa
Individual Sessions with TIAA Financial Consultant, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Chief’s Room, Pitman Center
Transgender 101, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Room 045, Pitman Center
How to Communicate with Overly Sensitive Employees, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Room 321, IRIC
QPR: Questions, Persuade, Refer Suicide Prevention Training, 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Commons Panorama Room
Boise Vandal Summer Send-Off, 6-7:30 p.m. Mountain time Tuesday, Big Al’s in the Brooklyn, Meridian
Intro to Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Snake River
Vandal Picnic powered by Delta Dental 2018, 5:30-8 p.m. Mountain time Wednesday, Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park, Boise
Inside the Mysterious World of Fraternities and Sororities… For Today’s College Professional, 3:30 5 p.m. Thursday, Room 141, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
Screen on the Green: "The Princess Bride," 8:45-11 p.m. Thursday, Tower Lawn
Vandal Rafting Day, 8a.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain time Saturday, H2O Idaho, Riggins
Agricultural Economics: CALS Summer of Science, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Moscow Farmers Market
Puget Sound Vandal Summer Send-Off, Noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Lynnwood, Wash.


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Kudos and Acknowledgements

Financial Aid Staff Elected to IASFAA

Staff in the U of I Financial Aid Office have been elected to positions in the Idaho Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IASFAA). IASFAA is a professional organization of financial aid administrators representing all colleges and universities in Idaho. The organization promotes financial aid funding for students and provides professional training for financial aid staff. Meggie Cafferty has been elected secretary/treasurer, Derek Moore has been elected vice president, and Leslie Hammes has been elected president-eect.

News Releases

U of I Twilight Tour at Kimberly Offers Flavorful, Fun Look at Agriculture

The annual University of Idaho Twilight Tour will bring together fun, practical science and food Wednesday, July 18, for farmers and others at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center. The Twilight Tour will run from 5-8 p.m. at the agricultural research farm located at 3806 North 3600 East, a mile northeast of Kimberly along Idaho Highway 50. Tour goers will learn about the seldom-seen life of crops under the soil and the potato’s life story from field to table Read more.

U of I in the News

Symphony of the Salmon: How Scientists are Learning by Putting Fish Migration to Music

What if you could compose music to understand how salmon migrate through rivers? A team of researchers from the University of Idaho and Eastern Washington University have found a way to do just that. Chinook salmon, such as those that migrate to and from Idaho up the Snake and Columbia rivers, are one of Idaho’s most popular sports fish and integral to the region's economy, ecology and identity. Understanding in detail their migratory habits is key to understanding how dams and other man-made influences affect their survival and the river ecosystem writ large. Read more.

In Memoriam

Casey Hanson

Longtime University of Idaho staff member and alumna Casey Hanson passed away on July 2, 2018, in Moscow, after battling pancreatic cancer. An Idaho native, Casey began working at U of I in 1993 in the Alumni Office and became a skilled fundraiser in multiple roles at Washington State University and U of I. Most recently, she served as the director of development for the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Read more.

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July 9, 2018

Faculty and Staff News

Parking Permits Available for Purchase Online July 11

If you absolutely need to bring a vehicle to campus this coming 2018-19 academic year, July 11 is the first day to go online and purchase your annual residential or commuter parking permit. We'll mail it to you so you're ready when current 2017-18 annual permits expire Aug. 15. Parking is limited, so don't delay! Read More.

SEM Continues to Expand Enrollment Efforts

Over the past year, the University of Idaho has rolled out many new initiatives to assist us with meeting our strategic plan goals for enrollment and retention. We are grateful to all the employees across the university who have enthusiastically jumped on board with our recruitment goals and initiatives. However, as we've expanded our efforts, we have found we still have some unmet needs. Read More.

Mini Vandal Spirit Squad Registration Open

There are three weeks left to register for our Mini Vandals Spirit Squad! Registration closes at noon on July 20, 2018. Have a financial hardship and would like your child to join? Contact the coach at kcaywood@uidaho.edu for more information. For more details on the Mini's program, go to www.uidaho.edu/mini-vandal .

Join Us for Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park on July 26

Join the Vandals, on Thursday, July 26, for a fun-filled day at our annual Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park. Together we will enjoy the wavy waters of Boulder Beach, the heart racing of Panic Plunge and a quiet family-friends evening for dinner. It's fun for all ages. Purchasing options vary. Read More.

Next Deadline for IRIC Space Applications is July 11

The Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) Facility Committee continues to consider applications for space in the IRIC facility. U of I faculty and staff can access application forms at http://www.uidaho.edu/research/entities/iric/space-request. The deadline for the next round of consideration is 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Read More

Construction Zone Ahead

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 at I-Safety (http://www.uidaho.edu/infrastructure/i-safety) for information on your safety and responsibilities around construction zones.​

This Week's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

UIdaho Bound, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday, campus-wide
New Employee Benefits Orientation, 8:30 – 10 a.m., Room 045, Pitman Center
Strategies for Controlling Your Emotions in High Pressure Situations, 10 a.m. Monday, Room 105, IRIC
Open Forum for the Open Access Publishing Fund, 2 p.m. Monday, Room 101, Library
Summer Breeze and Sweet Sounds Concert, 7 – 9 p.m. Monday, Arboretum and Botanical Garden
How to Deal with Clashing Co-Workers, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Room 321, IRIC
U of I Search Committee Training, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Room 045, Pitman Center
Vandals Idea Project (VIP) Presentations and Reception, 3 - 6 p.m. Wednesday, Vandal Ballroom, Pitman Center
Sexual Misconduct in the Academy, 10 a.m. Thursday, Room 045, Pitman Center
Screen on the Green: Ready Player One, 8:45 - 11 p.m. Thursday, Tower Lawn
Microsoft Excel: Managing Lists and Tabular Data, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Friday, Room 045, Pitman Center
Vandal Alumni Bowling Night at Zeppoz, 6 - 9 p.m. Friday, Zeppoz, 780 Bishop Blvd., Pullman
Strawberry DNA: CALS Summer of Science, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Moscow Farmers Market
Science Saturdays in the Arboretum: Printing with Chemistry, 9:45 - 11 a.m. Saturday, Arboretum and Botanical Garden


Get more events at uidaho.edu/events.

Kudos and Acknowledgements

Financial Aid Staff Elected to IASFAA

Staff in the U of I Financial Aid Office have been elected to positions in the Idaho Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IASFAA). IASFAA is a professional organization of financial aid administrators representing all colleges and universities in Idaho. The organization promotes financial aid funding for students and provides professional training for financial aid staff. Meggie Cafferty has been elected Secretary/Treasurer, Derek Moore has been elected Vice President, and Leslie Hammes has been elected President-Elect.

News Releases

U of I Nursery Lends Hand to Deforested African Nation

The reach of the University of Idaho's Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research stretches farther than the Palouse. In fact, it can be seen as far as Togo, a small country in West Africa inhabited by about 7.6 million people. Andrew Nelson, director of the University of Idaho's CFNSR and Franklin H. Pitkin Forest Nursery, said the university has partnered with Togo locals and non-governmental organizations since 2016 to help the country grow high quality plants for restoration of degraded forests. Nelson said the goal is to engage Togo residents with their natural resources and improve those resources to create a sustainable supply using native species to prevent deforestation. Read more.

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July 2, 2018

Faculty and Staff News

2018 Bellwood Speaker is Michael Chertoff

The University of Idaho College of Law is proud to announce the 2018-19 Bellwood Memorial Lecture, "Solving the Immigration Crisis" on Oct. 23, 2018, in Boise and Oct. 24, 2018, in Moscow. The lecture will be given by Michael Chertoff. Chertoff served as the second secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is co- founder and executive chairman of The Chertoff Group, a security and risk management firm. More details about the lecture and other programs is forthcoming on the Bellwood Memorial Lecture website: https://www.uidaho.edu/law/news/bellwood.

Volunteers Needed for Housing and Residence Life Check-In

Housing and Residence Life would like to invite you to be an exciting part of our Residence Hall Move-In Event on Thursday, Aug. 16. It takes hundreds of volunteers to move in 1,500 new Vandals and we need your help! Read More.

New Budget Numbers Require New Campus Mail Barcode

As of 1 July, Campus Mail is not able to accept old budget numbers. To ensure there's no delay in mail processing, please email your new index number barcode requests to campusmail@uidaho.edu. Please indicate if you would like a PDF of barcode labels, red cards, or both. Thank you!

Alumni Association Award Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the University of Idaho Alumni Association awards. You may know of Vandals that deserve to be recognized who haven't been nominated or received an award yet. Join us in celebrating the contributions and achievements of the Vandals who help make our university and communities so special. Read more.

U of I and Arboretum Associates Host Annual Arboretum Concert

"Summer Breezes and Sweet Sounds," the annual outdoor concert featuring local musicians and composers, will bring music to the University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden Monday, July 9. It is sponsored by the Arboretum Associates and U of I's Lionel Hampton School of Music. The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. on the west side of the upper pond in the Arboretum on Nez Perce Drive, near the U of I Golf Course. Dan Bukvich, professor in the Lionel Hampton School of Music, is organizing a program highlighting various local musicians. Read More.

Join Us for Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park on July 26

Join the Vandals, on Thursday, July 26, for a fun-filled day at our annual Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park. Together we will enjoy the wavy waters of Boulder Beach, the heart racing of Panic Plunge and a quiet family-friends evening for dinner. It's fun for all ages. Purchasing options vary. Read More.

Next Deadline for IRIC Space Applications is July 11

The Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) Facility Committee continues to consider applications for space in the IRIC facility. U of I faculty and staff can access application forms at http://www.uidaho.edu/research/entities/iric/space-request. The deadline for the next round of consideration is 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Read More

Stay Engaged with th U of I Employee Facebook Group

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

Individual Sessions with TIAA Financial Consultant

Patrick Egan, of TIAA, will be on campus to answer your questions regarding retirement planning. Interested employees can register for an individualized session by visiting www.TIAA.org/schedulenow or calling 800-732-8353 weekdays from 5 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pacific time. The campus session is July 17, 2018. Read More.

Faculty Invited to Apply for NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program

The Research and Faculty Development Team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting concept papers for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program, a limited submission funding opportunity.  The notice of intent to apply deadline is July 9, 2018. Read More.

Open Forum for the Open Access Publishing Fund July 9

On Monday, July 9, 2018, from 2-3 p.m. in Library Instruction Room 120, an open forum will be held to discuss eligibility and application requirements as well as answer questions regarding the Open Access Publishing Fund. Read More.

Ouch! Avoid Insect Stings

Summer sunshine makes getting outside in the summer a blast! But outdoor pests have the potential to cause real injury. An insect sting can produce a range of effects, from an annoying itch to an allergic response. Learn about the differences between yellow jackets and bees, how to avoid aggravating them and the correct course of action if you do get stung at I-Safety.

This Week's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Independence Day, Wednesday, University Closed
Screen on the Green: "Independence Day", 8:45 – 11 p.m. Thursday, Tower Lawn
Handling Difficult Personalities and Behaviors in the Workplace, 10 a.m. Friday, Room 045, Pitman Center
Science Saturdays in the Arboretum: Seeds, Sticks and Stems, 9:45 – 11 a.m. Saturday, Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Rachael Wilkinson, voice, Student Recital, 1 p.m. Saturday, Haddock Performance Hall

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events.

Kudos and Acknowledgements

Three Engineering Undergrads Serving Competitive Internships in Germany

Congratulations to three University of Idaho undergraduate students selected for competitive DAAD-RISE Germany internship positions this summer. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) to undergraduate students through a selective application process. This year, three U of I biological engineering students in the College of Engineering are spending their summer working with doctoral students at universities and research institutes throughout Germany. Read More.

U of I Football Team Attends Green Dot Training

Forty student-athletes and staff from the University of Idaho football program participated in the full six-hour Green Dot Bystander Training in June. The training was facilitated by the U of I Women’s Center per their Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) campus grant and Violence Prevention Programs. The football team’s training was given over the course of two three-hour sessions held June 19 and 26 in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Since 2014, All U of I student-athletes, coaches and athletics staff have taken part in the Vandal Green Dot Overview. The football program opted to take the next step with the full training session. Read more.

News Releases

Antibiotic Resistance, Vaccines, Malaria among Projects Funded for U of I Researchers

University of Idaho researchers are trying to answer questions that could help slow the spread of antibiotic drug resistance, develop techniques to produce vaccines more quickly and help with treatment of malaria thanks to three federal grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The awards to Eva Top, Craig Miller and Holly Wichman in the College of Science and Shirley Luckhart in the colleges of Science and Agricultural and Life Sciences, total nearly $5 million to support multiyear studies aimed at improving disease treatment. Read more.

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June 25, 2018

Faculty and Staff News

Laura Smythe Selected as University of Idaho Ombuds

The University of Idaho and the Office of the President are pleased to announce that Laura Smythe has been appointed university ombuds effective Oct. 2. Smythe has served as a contract ombuds and mediator for multiple organizations and has a background as an attorney, university faculty member and executive director of a meditation center. Read more.

Vandal Product Showcase

Save the date: Vendors will be on campus for you meet with and get ideas for any promotional items you have planned. Whether you need T-shirts, pop-sockets or sunglasses, they are here to help you. The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 29  in the Vandal Ballroom.

U of I and Arboretum Associates Host Annual Arboretum Concert

"Summer Breezes and Sweet Sounds," the annual outdoor concert featuring local musicians and composers, will bring music to the University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden Monday, July 9. It is sponsored by the Arboretum Associates and UI's Lionel Hampton School of Music. The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. on the west side of the upper pond in the Arboretum on Nez Perce Drive, near the U of I Golf Course. Dan Bukvich, professor in the Lionel Hampton School of Music, is organizing a program highlighting various local musicians. Read more.

Open Forums Scheduled for ITS Technology Partnership Manager

Open forums will be held this week for the finalists for the ITS Technology Partnership Manager. This position is responsible to cultivate relationships with university faculty, staff and affiliates for delivery of technology support and solutions that meet or exceed customer expectations. Read more.

Annual Fire Sprinkler Testing Happening This Week

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

Fiscal Year End Reminders From Student Accounts

Attention all financial personnel: All GRT's are due to the Student Accounts/Cashiers Office by 2 p.m. Friday, June 29, for processing in Fiscal Year 2018, for Chart 9. Read more.

Facilities Implements New Work Order Management System

Facilities is implementing a new work order management system on July 1 called FAMIS Cloud. We currently use an older version of this system to track our work in Facilities and will be moving to the cloud version this summer as support for the old version is ending. Read more.

Reminder: U of I is a Tobacco-Free Campus

In order to protect the health of all of our students, employees and community at large, the University of Idaho is proud to be 100 percent tobacco-free. The use of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes (vaping), smokeless tobacco, hookahs, and any other tobacco-based products, is banned on all U of I property, research facilities and in university vehicles. Vandal Health Education has numerous resources for students who would like to reduce their tobacco use, including free cessation materials and local classes. U of I employees and students can find out more about tobacco cessation resources here.

Sign up for Scholars and Researchers Newsletter

Scholars and Researchers is a monthly newsletter from the U of I's Office of Research and Economic Development. Its purpose is to show our extended Vandal Family the research, scholarly and creative activities at U of I; build awareness of student and faculty development opportunities; and promote collaborations across our many disciplines. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to subscribe. Scholars and Researchers is delivered on the last Tuesday of each month. To receive it via email, subscribe here.

Funding Available for Open Access Articles

A University of Idaho Open Access Publishing Fund (OAPF) has been created by a partnership with the U of I Library, Office of the Provost and Office of Research and Economic Development. The OAPF supports all U of I authors in their efforts to publish in open access journals and has allocated $30,000 to pay for article processing charges during the pilot year. Applications that meet all eligibility criteria are accepted on a first come, first served basis starting July 1, 2018. Read more.

Be Aware When Working on Two, Three or Four Wheels

Many people are using off-highway vehicles (OHVs) this time of year. If you use specialty OHVs such as golf carts, four-wheelers, all-terrain vehicles, gators, mules and other low-speed vehicles for the university, be aware they fall under policies for regular vehicle use. You must also obey state and federal laws concerning vehicle use. Read more at I-Safety.

This Week's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Building Memory Skills, 11 a.m. Monday, Room 045 Pitman Center
Vandal Summer BBQ, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Robinson Park Shelter
Screen on the Green, 8:45-11 p.m. Thursday, Tower Lawn
Plant, Animal and Human Vector-Borne Diseases, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Summit Room, Commons
Andrew Maurer, Student Recital, 4 p.m. Saturday, Haddock Performance Hall

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events.

Featured Resource

U of I Climate Change Website Launches

Earth’s climate is changing, but the effects of climate change vary widely around the world. To help explain the influence of climate change on Idaho’s ecosystems, economy and society, University Communications and Marketing reached out to climate change experts at the University of Idaho to collect articles, a podcast and studies that explore climate change across Idaho, the American West and the planet. Explore U of I’s research.

Kudos and Acknowledgements

U of I Releases Spring Semester Dean's List

Congratulations to the more than 2,500 University of Idaho students who qualified for the spring 2018 Dean's List. University Communications and Marketing is pleased to make available lists, sorted by geographic region, of all spring semester Dean's List recipients at www.uidaho.edu/news/lists. The lists have also been made available to media outlets. To be included in the Dean's List, U of I students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits during the semester. The spring 2018 semester ended May 11. A list of university-wide graduates for spring 2018 will be made available in July.

Thank You to Derek Moore, Meggie Cafferty and Student Accounts

The university thanks Derek Moore and Meggie Cafferty in the Financial Aid Office for recently assisting a student in an extremely dire situation. The student was facing growing financial challenges that had already resulted in homelessness. Derek and Meggie worked collaboratively and quickly to execute a relief plan. The Student Accounts team then followed suit and expedited the financial end. It's this kind of commitment to our students that defines our culture and impacts institutional and individual success. Thank you Derek, Meggie and Student Accounts!

Join IBEST and ORED in Celebration of Retiree Ann Norton

Join us in celebrating the career and retirement of IBEST Optical Imaging Core Director and ORED Staff Fellow Ann Norton. The reception takes place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28, in Life Sciences South 447 (Reading Room). Cake and light refreshments will be served.

Library Assistant Professor Publishes in American Archivist

Assistant Professor Ashlyn Velte with Library Special Collections and Archives published a study titled "Ethical Challenges and Current Practices in Activist Social Media Archives" in The American Archivist Vol. 81, No. 1 Spring/Summer 2018 112–134. Velte's first publication in the top journal describes ethical challenges regarding acquisition and access to activist social media archives. Results from the study may help decrease the risk that these important records of modern activism will be left out of the historical narrative.

Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Researchers Publish on Wine Economics

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology's Jason Winfree and Christopher McIntosh published a study this week in Wine Economics and Policy in collaboration with a Washington State University researcher. Read more.

Ben Hunter Appointed to American Library Association Steering Committee

Ben Hunter, interim dean of University Libraries at the University of Idaho and American Library Association (ALA) Idaho Chapter councilor, has been appointed to the association’s steering committee to guide the work of the ALA Organizational Effectiveness/Governance Review. Read more.

BCB Student’s Research Featured by NPR

U of I Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) student Sarah A. Hendricks' research on Northwest wolf populations was recently featured by Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB), the regional NPR station based in Pullman. The article details Hendricks' findings, recently published on Nature.com, that modern Northwest wolf populations descended from two distinct groups – one from the northern Rocky Mountains and one from coastal rain forests along Canada's west coast and southeast Alaska.  Read more.