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Winter Sand and Gravel Cleanup Begins

Posted Mon, 26 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

Spring break is a busy time as Facilities begins clearing sand and gravel from streets, walkways and parking lots. Parking and Transportation Services will post additional information on parking restrictions during this time to facilitate cleanup. Depending on the amount of gravel used, this process can continue to and even past commencement in May. Cleanup activities may throw gravel, requiring extra caution from everyone. Watch for the street sweeper and maintain a safe distance until you are clear to pass. You will also see Landscape staff using blowers and power brooms. Remember, these people are using hearing protection and may not hear or see you approach. Give them a wide berth for your own safety. Learn more and get other safety tips on the I-Safety website. Read more

Reminder About Policies Regarding Animals on Campus

Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:46:00 -0800

University officials have seen an increase in pets inside buildings, laboratories, classrooms and offices. If you plan to bring an animal to campus, please review APM 95.16 Animals on Campus. Read more

California Mayor Keynotes "She Should Run" Panel Discussion March 1

Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:15:00 -0800

Join ASUI at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the Commons Whitewater Room for a discussion about the importance of female representation at all levels of public office. ASUI is excited to host California Mayor Sofia Pereira as the keynote speaker, followed by a panel discussion between Idaho gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan, Idaho State Rep. Caroline Nilsson-Troy, Moscow City Councilwoman Anne Zabala and Coeur d'Alene City Councilwoman Kiki Miller. The event is free and everyone is welcome. Read more

Seminar and Panel Discussion: The Invisible Water Utility Feb. 22

Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:12:00 -0800

John Matthews of the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) will present a talk titled: "The Invisible Water Utility: Redefining Sustainability in a Changing Climate" from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the IRIC lobby. Thetalk will be followed by a panel discussion on "Resilient Water Management in a Climate Altered World." In addition to Matthews, panelists include College of Science researcher John Abatzoglou, College of Law Professor Barbara Cosens, and Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) Assistant Director Mark Solomon. Light refreshments will be available. This event is sponsored by IWRRI, the NSF IGERT Water Resources Program, and the Environmental Law Society. Read more

Open Forum Feb. 23 for Psychiatrist and Faculty Position in the WWAMI

Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:56:00 -0800

A finalist for the position of board-certified psychiatrist within the Counseling & Testing Center and faculty appointment in the WWAMI medical program, Dr. Christine James, will be on the Moscow campus Friday, Feb. 23. An open forum will be held from 1-2 p.m. in the J. A. Albertsons Building, Board Room 311. The topic of her presentation is "Cannabis Use in Emerging Adults: High Life or High Risk?" There will be time for questions after the short presentation. The search committee will hand out evaluation forms to collect feedback from those who attend.

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Legislative Education Committee Accepts Remote Testimony on Select Bills

Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:53:00 -0800

Citizens of the state of Idaho may testify to the House of Representatives Education Committee from six locations outside of Boise during this year's legislative session, including the KUID studio on the University of Idaho's Moscow campus, the U of I Extension Office in Idaho Falls and the Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center in Carmen/Salmon.

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Office of Undergraduate Research SURF Program Offers Summer Fellowships

Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:43:00 -0800

The Office of Undergraduate Research invites undergraduate students from all disciplines at the University of Idaho to apply for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). The SURF Program is a 10-week summer program running June through early August that allows students to work full-time on faculty-mentored projects in any field. Each award includes a $4,000 student fellowship given as a stipend and $1,000 in research funds to help cover the cost of materials and supplies, project-related travel expenses, etc. The application deadline is March 26, 2018. For more information, visit the OUR website. Read more

Mental Health First Aid Training Feb. 28-March 1

Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:33:00 -0800

Free Mental Health First Aid training for faculty and staff will be offered from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 and 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 1. This two-part national certification program is designed to help you understand and respond to signs of mental health concerns. Participants must attend all eight hours in order to be certified. Register online.

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Deadline Extended for Proposals for Palouse Language and Culture Symposium

Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:47:00 -0800

The fifth annual Palouse Language and Culture Symposium will be hosted at the University of Idaho on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The committee invites regional and local faculty, staff and students to submit a proposal related to language, education and culture for the 2018 symposium. We welcome research-oriented, practice-oriented and poster presentation proposals. Proposal submissions are due Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Submit proposals and learn more. Read more

Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb. 26-March 2

Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:09:00 -0800

Join campus partners to "share resources and spread hope" for Eating Disorders Awareness Week on Feb. 26 to March 2. Featuring free classes, health huts, a workshop on how to help a friend, a Eating Disorder Screening by the CTC, and a positive affirmation crafternoon. Check out the full schedule.
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Fireside Chat Series Discussing Healthy Masculinity Begins Feb. 26

Posted Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:45:00 -0800

University of Idaho community members who identify as males are invited to join the Mobilizing Men subcommittee, in partnership with the HMCAP grant, for a series of fireside chats discussing the behaviors, attitudes and roles traditionally associated with masculinity, and how to foster characteristics of healthy masculinity. Those programs are open to all male-identified individuals, including students, faculty and staff. The free discussions will be held in the Jim Lyle Alumni Lounge in Hays Hall, located on Blake Avenue across the street from Farmhouse. Read more

General Policy Report No. 66 Now Available

Posted Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:36:00 -0800

General Policy Report #66, dated February 20, 2018, is available for viewing, downloading or printing at http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/facultycouncil/general_policy_reports.htm. This notice is required as per FSH 1420 A-1 c. 2., FSH 1460 c. 2. Ii., and FSH 1540 C.

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VITA Tax Clinic - Free Tax Preparation Assistance Now Available

Posted Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:09:00 -0800

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic is now running at the University of Idaho College of Law. Come down with photo ID, your Social Security card, and your tax forms to receive help preparing your tax return. We are open from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in Menard Law 105. For more information, contact Brady Espeland at espe4859@vandals.uidaho.edu or Mike Nugen at mnugen@uidaho.edu.

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Student Achievement Awards Applications Open

Posted Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:06:00 -0800

First-year students, seniors, campus leaders and social justice advocates of all kinds are welcome to apply for awards honoring over 50 undergraduate students, organizations, advisors and more. Each award recipient will be recognized at a ceremony in April. Deadline to apply is March 9. More information can be found on the Department of Student Involvement website.

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Albertson Basement Closed for Renovation Through Spring Semester

Posted Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:04:00 -0800

The J. A. Albertson building basement will be closed Thursday, Feb. 22, through the end of spring semester for renovation. New locations for classes and programs are:
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Call for Papers for ASEM Engineering Management Conference in Coeur d'Alene

Posted Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:55:00 -0800

The abstract submission deadline for the 2018 American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) International Annual Conference, hosted by the College of Engineering's engineering management program is Monday, Feb. 26. Our theme this year is "Bridging the Gap between Engineering and Business," and our venue is the beautiful Coeur d'Alene Resort. Please submit your abstract and make plans now to join us, Oct. 17-20, 2018, for the 39th conference. Read more

Parking Changes During Jazz Festival 2018

Posted Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:17:00 -0800

The University of Idaho will host thousands of visitors for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Feb. 23-24, 2018. Due to the high amount of vehicular traffic and pedestrians on campus, some streets and parking lots will have restrictions during the festival. Read more

Open Forum for Director of Research and Faculty Development Position Feb. 21

Posted Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:00:00 -0800

A finalist for the position of Director of Research and Faculty Development within the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) will be on the Moscow campus Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. An open forum will be held from 12:40-2 p.m. in IRIC 305. There will be time for questions after a short presentation. The search committee will hand out evaluation forms to collect feedback from those who attend. Read more

General Curriculum Report No. 292 Now Available

Posted Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:57:00 -0800

General Curriculum Report #292, dated February 15, 2018, is available for viewing and printing at http://www.uidaho.edu/registrar/ucc/reports. Items listed on this report will have the necessary faculty approvals unless a petition requesting further consideration of a specific item is signed by five faculty members and submitted to the chair of the Faculty Senate by March 1, 2018. Read more

Apply for Equipment Infrastructure Support Awards by March 15

Posted Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:44:00 -0800

The Office of Research and Economic Development has announced the FY2019 Equipment and Infrastructure Support (EIS) Awards. These 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. ORED will seek to distribute the awards over a large range of disciplines. The program requires a cost-share by the department and/or college of the principle investigator. Read more

Question, Persuade, Refer Training Feb. 16

Posted Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:37:00 -0800

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. The next training is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 16, in the Aurora Room of the Idaho Commons. Read more

March 9 is the Deadline for CDIL Fellowships

Posted Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:49:00 -0800

Applications for three separate fellowship programs through the University of Idaho’s Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) are due on March 9. More information and applications are available at https://cdil.lib.uidaho.edu/.



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Call for University Honors Program Seminar Proposals Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Posted Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:32:00 -0800

The University Honors Program is requesting proposals from faculty for 3 credit Honors Seminars (HON INTR 404) to be offered in either fall of 2018 or spring of 2019.
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Athena Conversation of Care: Leadership Style

Posted Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:24:00 -0800

Join with Athena Women's Professional Organization for a quick session on discovering your leadership style from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Idaho Commons Panorama Room, Moscow. Women leaders are often forced to manage a balance between authenticity and social expectations, while seeking opportunities to disrupt oppressive leadership systems. We'll explore how gender identity impacts our socially constructed leader-self in various work and community environments. Facilitated by Lynsie Clott, program coordinator for the Department of Student Involvement. Read more

2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium Set for April 30

Posted Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:33:00 -0800

The Office of Undergraduate Research and the U of I Honors Program invite undergraduates from all disciplines to present their work in poster format at the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30, in the International Ballroom of the Pitman Center. The event is designed to showcase student research, scholarly work, and creative activities from all disciplines at the University of Idaho. Students will display their work to the campus community along with campus visitors, family and friends. The abstract submission deadline is April 2, 2018. For more information about the symposium, including the online abstract submission form, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Research website. Read more

Five New U&I Give Campaigns Launch Monday

Posted Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:39:00 -0800

Monday, Feb. 12, is the launch of a new round of crowdfunding campaigns, including projects for Polymorphic Games, the U of I Nicaragua Project, the Modern Languages and Cultures department, TRIO-INSPIRE and the U of I Music Teachers National Association. To learn more about their efforts, visit www.uidaho.edu/uandigive. Read more

Therapy Dogs on Campus This Week

Posted Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:23:00 -0800

Vandal Health Education invites all students and employees to come relax, unwind, and de-stress with the Therapy Dogs from Palouse Paws from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 in the Commons Whitewater Room Read more

Question, Persuade, Refer Training This Week

Posted Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:19:00 -0800

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.The next training is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the Aurora Room of the Idaho Commons. Participants will learn how to: Recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope, and get help and save a life. Read more

Construction News: Pitman Center Tiling Update

Posted Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:42:00 -0800

New this week: The Bruce M. Pitman Center tile siding inspection has been completed and no current hazards exist. To learn more, go to uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates. For questions and/or concerns, please contact Facilities at 208-885-6246, facilities@uidaho.edu or fill out the online Report a Safety Concern form. Read more

Voter Registration Drives Set for Commons

Posted Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:46:00 -0800

Idaho's primary elections are coming up soon! Register now to avoid the hassle of registering at the polls. Register to vote from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 and Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Idaho Commons Food Court. All you need is a driver's license, state-issued ID or the last four digits of your Social Security number.

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Share Your Textbook Experiences

Posted Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:40:00 -0800

Faculty at the University of Idaho Library are interested in learning more about faculty experiences with the textbook adoption process and would like to invite you to participate in a research study. You are eligible to take this survey if you are a faculty, adjunct faculty or instructor who has adopted a textbook for a college-level course at the University of Idaho. If you decide to participate in this study you will be asked to take an online survey that will ask you a series of questions about your textbook adoption experiences and expectations. Read more

University of Idaho Extension Offers Free Online Entrepreneurship Course

Posted Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:31:00 -0800

University of Idaho Extension is offering Dream Builder, a free online course that will teach entrepreneurs how to start or expand their business. The course is offered in English and Spanish. Participants work at their own pace to complete 15 online modules. In this course they will learn how to create and manage their business, marketing, bookkeeping and sales. At the end of the course they will have their own business plan. Read more

Parking Budget, Lot Utilization and Citation Statistics at Your Fingertips

Posted Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:46:00 -0800

How much Parking and Transportation Services income comes from citations? Where does permit and citation revenue go? Which color parking lots are most heavily utilized? How many warnings are issued each year compared to citations? The answers to these and other questions are now available at Parking at a Glance, the new page on our website! We'll add more content regularly, so let us know if there's something you'd like to see! Read more

Women's Center and Athena Accepting Nominations for Women of the Year Awards and Virginia Wolf Awards

Posted Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:40:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Women's Center and Athena Professional Women's Organization are now accepting nominations for their annual Women of the Year and Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service awards. The awards honor U of I staff and faculty, students and community members who show a commitment to gender justice, inclusivity and women's professional advancement. The Athena Women of the Year awards are given annually to women who have demonstrated clear and sustained dedication to women's professional enhancement at the University of Idaho. Women of the Year represent the mission of Athena — an association of staff and faculty — by fearlessly engaging professionally and personally in making changes that support an inclusive and equitable climate for women at U of I. Three awards are given each year, one each in the categories of Staff, Faculty and Administrator. Read more

'Femme' Seeking Writers and Performers

Posted Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:19:00 -0800

"Femme," a play developed through the U of I Women's Center, is looking for writers and performers! Inspired by "The Vagina Monologues," "Femme" aims to give women and feminine-identifying persons a platform to tell their own stories through monologues, poems, or other short performance pieces. Writers have the option (and are encouraged) to perform their own pieces. Those who just want to perform will be paired with a piece based on the writer's intention and the performer's own background. There will also be opportunities for group pieces and other ensemble work. The performances are March 26-27 in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow. Read more

Library's Think Open Fellowships for Faculty and Grad Students Now Open

Posted Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:11:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Library is now accepting applications for the 2018 Think Open Fellowship Program. U of I faculty and graduate students are encouraged to apply by the March 15 deadline. The U of I Library's Think Open Fellowships are designed to support faculty in adopting Open Educational Resources (OERs) for the courses they teach. Five faculty fellowship awards are up-for-grabs ranging from $1,000-$2,000 for the 2018-19 school year; two graduate student fellowships will fund hourly employment at the library during summer and/or fall 2018 terms. Read more

Spring-Like Weather Prompts February Bicycling

Posted Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:15:00 -0800

February cycling requires additional caution due to residual gravel and sand on pathways and streets. Traction material on campus is usually cleaned up during spring break, so please be extra vigilant the next several weeks whether you're on foot or being a safe bicyclist. Got a safety question or concern? Be sure to check out the new I-Safety page. Read more

World Music Celebration Features Kora Player from Mali Feb. 9

Posted Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:03:00 -0800

The sixth annual World Music Festival takes place this weekend and features Yacouba Sissoko, a kora player from Mali, and Navin Chettri, a Nepali musician who serves as the celebration's creative director and a lecturer of percussion in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. A concert with Sissoko, Chetrri and ensembles from the Lionel Hampton School of Music is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 in the Administration Building Auditorium. Tickets for the concert are available at the door and are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Read more

University-Level Promotions Review Committee Announced

Posted Mon, 05 Feb 2018 15:57:00 -0800

The 2017-18 University-level Promotions Review Committee met with the Provost and Executive Vice President to participate in the development of recommendations on promotions in instructor, regular, research, clinical, and extension ranks. The committee's recommendations are considered by the provost and the president; the president makes the final decision. Read more

GPSA Hosts Readings on Gender in World Literature

Posted Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:13:00 -0800

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization, in collaboration with the University of Idaho Library, is hosting a reading event that will focus on the topic of gender and it's influences on world literature. The free readings begin at noon Wednesday, Feb. 21, on the first floor of the Library. The keynote speaker at the event will be Lysa Salsbury, the director of the U of I Women's Center. There will be additional readings from Rula Awwad-Rafferty, Lori Celaya, Madison Grifin and Cindy Fuhrman. Additional details about the readings is online. Read more

Vandal Access Services Available

Posted Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:10:00 -0800

Do you experience difficulty getting across campus due to a temporary or permanent mobility-impairing disability? The free Vandal Access Service may be able to help! Vandal Access Service provides University of Idaho students and employees with mobility-limiting disabilities equal access to facilities, programs and services on campus. To see if Vandal Access Service might be right for you, visit our webpage!

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Free Tax Preparation Assistance

Posted Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:07:00 -0800

The University of Idaho College of Law's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides free tax filing assistance for taxpayers with income less than $54,000. The program runs from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 13 through April 12, in the Menard Law Building, Room 105. Please email Brady Espeland at espe4859@vandals.uidaho.edu with questions.

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Faculty Panel Discusses 'The Underground Railroad' Feb. 8

Posted Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:06:00 -0800

A panel of University of Idaho faculty members will present a panel discussion on "The Underground Railroad in Law, History, Literature and American Society," at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the College of Law courtroom, 711 S. Rayburn St.

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Looking for University Honors Program Alumni and Former Students

Posted Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:04:00 -0800

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the University of Idaho Honors Program. We would like to connect with as many program alumni and former students as possible to help us celebrate this institutional milestone. Please contact Kendra Buell at honors@uidaho.edu to let us know how to reach you. Thank you!

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Martin Forum: "American Diplomacy in the Middle East," Feb. 7

Posted Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:25:00 -0800

Ambassador Maura Connelly will be speaking on "American Diplomacy in the Middle East" at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the Administration Auditorium as part of the Martin Institute's Martin Forums. The talk will focus on the many aspects required for a healthy U.S. approach to diplomacy in the Middle East, considering both specific countries and the broader Middle East Peace Process. Learn more. Read more

Sabbatical Applications for 2019-20 Academic Year Due March 30

Posted Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:20:00 -0800

Applications for sabbatical leaves to be taken during the 2019-20 academic year are now invited and must be received by the Sabbatical Leave Evaluation Committee by Friday, March 30, 2018. Check with your college dean's office for internal college due dates to allow time for letters to be written. Complete applications must be submitted to sabbatical@uidaho.edu. For information on the sabbatical policy and process visit FSH 3720 and the provost sabbatical webpage. Read more

Nominations for Honorary Degree for December 2018 Commencement Due April 15

Posted Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:18:00 -0800

Nominations of candidates for honorary degrees for the December 2018 commencement ceremony are due by April 15, 2018. Completed nominations must be submitted to provost@uidaho.edu. Read more

General Policy Report #65 Now Available

Posted Thu, 01 Feb 2018 16:05:00 -0800

General Policy Report #65, dated Feb. 1, 2018, is available for viewing, downloading, or printing athttp://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/facultycouncil/general_policy_reports.htm. This notice is required as per FSH 1420 A-1 c. 2., FSH 1460 c. 2. Ii., and FSH 1540 C. Read more

Get Landscape Architectural Design for Free (Almost)

Posted Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:36:00 -0800

Do you have a new residence which needs landscape design? Or is it time to perform a make-over on your tired, over-grown landscape? The students in landscape architecture can help you.
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Renovations Begin on Renfrew Hall Classrooms in February

Posted Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:21:00 -0800

New this week: Renovations begin this month on Renfrew Hall classrooms 111 and 112; the Food Research Center move-in date has been extended to March. To learn more, go to uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates. For questions and/or concerns, please contact Facilities at 208-885-6246, facilities@uidaho.edu or fill out the online Report a Safety Concern form. Read more

Multifactor Authentication Now Required to Access U of I Systems

Posted Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:20:00 -0800

University of Idaho faculty, staff, students and retirees who haven't enrolled in multifactor authentication provided by Duo Security will automatically be prompted to enroll when logging in to any U of I authenticated web application, such as VandalWeb, university email and BBLearn. Duo enrollment is required to access U of I systems and accounts. Read more

Report Creek Blockages or Flooding Concerns to Facilities

Posted Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:12:00 -0800

Flash floods and rising waters can occur quickly and are not uncommon on the Palouse this time of year. Please be wise about your actions when weather reports predict the possibility of this happening. Please report any creek blockages you notice on campus by contacting U of I Facilities during normal business hours and Security Services after hours and on the weekends. As always, in an emergency situation, call 911. Read more

15th Annual Shades of Black Show Feb. 10

Posted Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:07:00 -0800

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is excited to celebrate the 15th annual Shades of Black Show at the University of Idaho. This showcase celebrates the Multicultural experience through the performing arts. The theme this year is "Together is Where the Magic Lives." Read more

U of I Offers Swim Lessons for All Ages

Posted Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:18:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Swim Center provides a group setting for Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics Levels 1-3, and Learn-to-Swim Courses 1-6. Group lessons are $60 per month and go Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 5:30-6 p.m. or 6:05-6:35 p.m. Fridays are used as make-up days for holidays. Need-based scholarships are available and the applications can be found on our website. Registration for each session opens two weeks before the session starts. Private lessons are also available starting at $18 per half hour. There is a 10 percent family discount for each additional student. Read more

Register Your Student Club or Department for UIdaho Bound

Posted Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:13:00 -0800

Register your student organization or student services department for the 2018 UIdaho Bound Activities Fair, March 24 and April 14. This is a great opportunity to showcase your organization or college to admitted students. Registration closes Feb. 28 and space is available first-come, first-served! Register today. Read more

Dance, the Arts and Human Rights Performance Feb. 8

Posted Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:03:00 -0800

Dancers of the Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble will perform "Free?" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center International Ballroom. This talented company explores the human condition through transformative experiences with physical movement and the universal language of dance to honor the African-American heritage. After the performance, engage with Cleo Parker Robinson and dancers in discussions of what it means to be free. The performance is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Festival Dance, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office of Equity and Diversity. Read more

Refreshed University Brand Rolling Out

Posted Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:44:00 -0800

Over the past year, University Communications and Marketing (UCM) has led an effort to refresh the University of Idaho’s brand. The refreshed brand provides the necessary language and creative elements to strengthen our brand position, express our identity and personality to broad audiences, build brand equity and expand our brand’s reach in multiple channels across the state and in other key advertising markets. Read more

Sustainability Center and Women's Center Host Sustainability, Period! Feb. 8

Posted Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:35:00 -0800

Join the University of Idaho Sustainability Center in partnership with the Women's Center from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday Feb. 8, in the Women's Center, Memorial Gym Room 109, to break the stigmas around the menstrual cycle. Snacks will be provided and participants will be entered in a raffle for eco-friendly products. For more information email uisc-recycling@uidaho.edu.


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Vandal Green Dot Overview for Faculty and Staff Feb. 15

Posted Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:25:00 -0800

The next Green Dot training for faculty and staff is 3:30-4:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Commons Horizon Room in Moscow. The Green Dot Overview introduces the basic elements of the Green Dot Bystander Intervention program, focusing specifically on the vital role university employees play in establishing and reinforcing campus culture that students and colleagues exist within. Read more

Louis Braille Celebration and Presentations Jan. 31

Posted Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:20:00 -0800

Come learn about Louis Braille, Idaho's Talking Book program, as well as various efforts and strategies to help sight-challenged students learn, in the Doceo Center. Presentations begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the Doceo Center in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Building. Presentations include information on Idaho's Talking Book program from Rick Stoddart of the U of I Library; "How Technology was used to Assist a Blind Student in GEO 100" by Cassidy Hall of the Doceo Center; and "Services and Resources for Sight-Challenged Students" by Amy Taylor of the Center for Disability Access and Resources. Read more

Spring 2018 Hours for the Statistical Consulting Center

Posted Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:17:00 -0800

The Statistical Consulting Center (SCC) helps with statistical design and analysis so researchers can produce high-quality, reproducible research. We provide assistance in the design of experiments and sample surveys, advice on statistical analyses, and expertise on recent developments in statistical research. The best time to seek statistical consulting is during the earliest stages of the research project, and before any data collection stage. Faculty members, staff and graduate students from any discipline are welcome. We are located in IRIC Rooms 117 and 119, and our spring semester walk-in hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday. You also can email stats-scc@uidaho.edu for an appointment. Read more

U of I Spring Career Fair Feb. 7

Posted Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:33:00 -0800

Employers will be available to meet with students and alumni for permanent and seasonal jobs, internships and graduate school opportunities at the University of Idaho Career Fair, 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Read more

Moscow Policy Pub Discusses Policy Research in Natural Resource Feb. 15

Posted Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:02:00 -0800

Policy Pub is a bi-monthly speaker series designed to engage University of Idaho employees, friends and collaborators in policy issues and research across disciplines. Policy Pub is an exciting opportunity to learn about contemporary policy research, engage in lively conversations with potential collaborators, and understand more about policy issues important to the residents of Idaho. The next event will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Hunga Dunga Brewing in Moscow. Dennis Becker, director of the Policy Analysis Group, will discuss current policy research in natural resources. Read more

Office of Research Assurances Upcoming Training Schedule

Posted Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:53:00 -0800

The Office of Research Assurances is hosting the following trainings for U of I employees:

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Latest Public Safety and Security Newsletter Available

Posted Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:04:00 -0800

The January edition of the Office of Public Safety and Security's newsletter is now available online. Find information on reporting water leaks - they are emergencies and need to be reported immediately. Don't rely on voicemail when reporting an emergency. Also in this edition: renting vehicles, volunteer services updates and EPA regulation changes. Read more

Spread the Word, Not the Germs

Posted Fri, 26 Jan 2018 11:57:00 -0800

University of Idaho faculty, staff and students can access information about the flu and download posters about how to reduce the spread of illness from Vandal Health Education's website at http://www.uidaho.edu/current-students/vandal-health-education/my-health/college-health-issues/flu. These posters can be shared across campus locations to help prevent the spread of illness among the U of I community.

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Blue Cross Sponsors Olympic Challenge

Posted Fri, 26 Jan 2018 11:51:00 -0800

Blue Cross of Idaho is sponsoring a three-week activity challenge during the 2018 Winter Olympics. Log at least 150 minutes of activity per week (that's only 30 minutes per day) and you will be entered to win a $50 VISA gift card. Go to members.bcidaho.com, log in to your account and select the WellConnected logo to sign up and get more details. Sign-up starts Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, and the challenge runs during the Olympics, Feb. 5-26. Read more

Outstanding Staff Awards Nominations - Only Two Weeks Left!

Posted Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:57:00 -0800

The Outstanding Staff Awards nominations are coming to a close. Feb. 9 is the last day to get in your nominations! Read more

Video from Supervisor Merit Pay Compensation Forum Now Available

Posted Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:46:00 -0800

The recording of the Jan. 19, 2018, open forum to discuss merit pay for staff employees is now available for viewing on the Staff Compensation Task Force website. Supervisors who were unable to attend the forum are encouraged to review the video. If you have questions about merit pay after watching the video, please email hr@uidaho.edu.

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Updates on Campus Construction Projects

Posted Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:16:00 -0800

New this week: The Administration Building north entrance is now open; the east main foyer is nearing completion. To learn more, go to uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates. For questions and/or concerns, please contact Facilities at 208-885-6246, email facilities@uidaho.edu or fill out the online Report a Safety Concern form.
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Therapy Dogs on Campus Jan. 30

Posted Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:49:00 -0800

Vandal Health Education invites all students and employees to come relax, unwind and de-stress with therapy dogs from Palouse Paws from 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the Commons Clearwater Room, Moscow. Read more

Map Your Spreadsheet Data with Help from the Library

Posted Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:25:00 -0800

Do you have data in Excel with a geographic location – maybe a latitude/longitude or a physical address? Would you like to place those data quickly and easily on a map? ArcGIS Maps for Office might be helpful to you. The add-in for Microsoft Office is available to you through our geographic information systems site license. Contact Bruce Godfrey, GIS librarian, with questions. Read more

Campus Conversation, "Walls, Vulgarity, and Merit: Stretching Immigration Reform," Feb. 15

Posted Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:41:00 -0800

The February Campus Conversation is 12:30-1:20 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Idaho Commons Whitewater Room. We will be discussing immigration including the border wall, presidential statements and their implications, and meritocracy based policies. The Campus Conversation program is designed to create a platform for students, faculty, staff and community members to discuss difficult issues in a civil manner that doesn't resort to anger or hatred. Read more

Multifactor Authentication Student Enrollment Deadline Jan. 31

Posted Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:38:00 -0800

ITS Security is in the final steps of enrolling the entire university community in multifactor authentication (MFA). The U of I student enrollment deadline is 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, and is quickly approaching. We need your assistance! Read more

2018 IMEA All-State Conference Jan. 31-Feb. 3 Brings 1,000 Participants to Campus

Posted Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:31:00 -0800

The 2018 Idaho Music Educators Association (IMEA) All-State Conference will bring almost 1,000 participants and 100 vehicles and buses to campus Wednesday, Jan. 31 through Saturday, Feb. 3. Red Lot 34 and Blue Lot 57, both west of Kibbie, will be filled with conference participants. With concerts and events all over campus, expect additional pedestrians and vehicle traffic.

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Nominations Open for the Dr. Arthur Taylor Excellence in Diversity Award

Posted Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:36:00 -0800

Nominations for the Dr. Arthur Taylor Excellence in Diversity Award are due on Jan. 26. If you have not already done so, please consider nominating a staff or faculty you believe fulfills the indicated areas of exceptional performance. Read more

Veterans: Innovate, Network and Connect Jan. 24

Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:24:00 -0800

University of Idaho faculty and staff who are veterans are invited to join Mission43, Idaho's veteran service organization committed to linking vets with education, careers and public service, for an evening of camaraderie and networking at Hunga Dunga from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24. For more information, please contact Barry Johnson, director of Military Student Services & Partnerships, at 208-885-6229 or barjohnson@uidaho.edu. Read more

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer Trainings for Spring Semester

Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:25:00 -0800

QPR training will be offered from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the Commons Aurora Room, Moscow and is open to faculty, staff and 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 and get help and save a life.
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Call for Proposals for Conference Geared Toward Professional Staff

Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:23:00 -0800

The University of Idaho invites all employees to submit proposals for the 2018 Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff in Higher Education, which will be held July 18-20, 2018, on the Moscow campus. The theme for the 2018 conference theme is IMPACT: Idaho: Mindful Professionals Advocating for Communication and Teamwork. Read more

Vandal Ski Day at Brundage Feb. 16-17

Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:22:00 -0800

Join President Chuck Staben, Alumni Director Kathy Barnard, the U of I Ski Team, alumni and friends in McCall for Vandal Ski Day. An evening social to kick-off the weekend will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at the McCall Outdoor Science School field house. Lifts at Brundage Mountain Resort open at 9:30 a.m. on Satruday, Feb. 17. Race your family, friends or Joe Vandal beginning at 11 a.m. Enjoy a burger or hot dog and fixings compliments of the Office of Alumni Relations at 1 p.m. Complete the day with a light dinner and no-host beverages at the Lodge at Blackhawk on the River at 5 p.m. Read more

U of I Violence Against Women Grant Project Underway

Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:16:00 -0800

One year into a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to address gender-based violence, almost 50 people at the University of Idaho and in the Moscow community have formed the University of Idaho Coordinated Community Response Team (UI-CCRT) to develop culturally-responsive awareness campaigns and prevention education, lead trainings, review policies, and broaden campus and community involvement to help reduce incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Read more

Benefit Me! Q1 Newsletter Now Online

Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:25:00 -0800

The Quarter 1, 2018, U of I Benefits Newsletter, Benefit Me! is now available online. In this issue, we will give you resources to free yourself and become clutter free, discuss the benefits of health coaching and how to access the WellConnected wellness portal through Blue Cross of Idaho (BCI). In addition, you will find details on the upcoming BCI Idaho Olympic Challenge "Go For the Gold - And Great Prizes Too!" Participate in the challenge and you could win a $50 VISA gift card. Read more

Lecture Jan. 23: "Human Trafficking: It’s Not What You Think"

Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:17:00 -0800

Join the ASUI Center for Volunteerism and Social Action for a discussion of human trafficking from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the Whitewater Room, Commons, Moscow. The discussion, "Human Trafficking: It’s Not What You Think," will be led by an experienced human trafficking victim advocate and coalition builder. Come and learn about the realities of human trafficking in the U.S. and the Inland Northwest. She will discuss and share trends, case examples ,“data”, red flags, how to help, and challenges with preventing and combating human trafficking.

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Cruise the World 2018 on Jan. 27

Posted Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:41:00 -0800

The University of Idaho International Programs Office invites you to participate in our 20th Annual Cruise the World from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Bruce M. Pitman International Ballroom. Food, culture, and entertainment from around the world take center stage at this anticipated event. Admission is free and delicious food and drinks will be sold by over 30 international booths.

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Avoid Slips, Trips and Falls

Posted Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:26:00 -0800

Prevent injury to yourself and Vandals around you with these five simple preventive steps to help avoid slips, trips and falls Read more

U of I Hosts Tribal Sovereignty Workshop Jan. 19

Posted Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:12:00 -0800

If you conduct field research in Idaho, then you are conducting research in the current or aboriginal lands of Idaho's five Native American Tribes. Idaho EPSCoR and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe are sponsoring a full-day workshop on Friday, Jan. 19, for faculty, graduate students and staff to introduce the issues, ethics and opportunities of conducting research in Indian Country. Read more

U of I Employees Needed to Help At Habitat Site Jan. 27

Posted Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:39:00 -0800

The University of Idaho is participating in an Employee Build Day at the Habitat for Humanity site in Potlatch on Saturday, Jan. 27. Read more

Changes to Human Subjects Regulations Delayed

Posted Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:29:00 -0800

The Department of Health and Human Services announced a six-month delay for the effective date and general compliance dates for the revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects. Please refer to the Federal Register for the official notice and check the Human Research Protections webpage for updates. For more information contact the IRB coordinator at irb@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6340.

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Nominate Staff for Administrative Office Manager and Assistant to the Associate Deans Awards

Posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:52:00 -0800

The deadline for Staff Awards nominations is rapidly approaching – Feb. 9. Please take some time to nominate someone worthy! The nomination itself can go a long way with our employees.
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Workshop: Increase Student Satisfaction with Digital Makeover

Posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:44:00 -0800

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning kicks off the spring 2018 Workshop season with a session on how to take a more student-centered approach to your BbLearn course setup. Focusing on organization and communication will go a long way toward improving student's satisfaction. Workshops will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan 22, and 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan 25, in Education 220 (CETL), in Moscow. Space is limited. Please visit the CETL Workshop and Events page. to learn more and to register! Also available via Zoom. Read more

CETL Spring 2018 Workshop Schedule

Posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:09:00 -0800

This spring, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning continues its efforts to increase our educational impact and inspire innovation in teaching, learning, and scholarship through a series of workshops and events influenced greatly by you, the faculty.

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Tutoring and College Success Workshop Series

Posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:36:00 -0800

Tutoring and College Success offers a free workshop series to help University of Idaho students find academic success. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

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New U of I Online Safety Hub Now Available

Posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:58:00 -0800

The University of Idaho has a new, online hub available for quick, safety-related information and resources — it is called "I-Safety." The goal of I-Safety is to help the Vandal family be safe and stay safe year-round — by highlighting important resources and sharing key updates to increase safety awareness and support prevention university-wide.

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FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food 2.5 Day Course in Twin Falls

Posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:40:00 -0800

Jeff Kronenberg from TechHelp at the University of Idaho will present an FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course, March 6-8, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Twin Falls, Idaho. Read more

ITS Offers Evening MFA Support Jan. 17-19

Posted Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:02:00 -0800

Faculty and staff who need immediate Multifactor Authentication (MFA) after-hours help can either drop-in or call the ITS Student Technology Center (former Help Desk) from 5 p.m. to midnight Wednesday, Jan. 17 through Friday, Jan. 19. Read more

Palouse Language & Culture Symposium Call for Proposals

Posted Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:39:00 -0800

The fifth annual Palouse Language and Culture Symposium will be hosted at the University of Idaho on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The committee invites regional and local faculty, staff and students to submit a proposal related to language, education and culture for the 2018 Symposium. We welcome research-oriented, practice-oriented and poster presentation proposals. Proposal submissions are due Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Submit proposals and learn more. Read more

McClure Center Hosts Policy Pub in Boise

Posted Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:35:00 -0800

The University of Idaho's James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research is launching a new bi-monthly speaker series designed to engage Idahoans in the Treasure Valley. Read more

Federal Regulations Governing Human Subject Research are Changing

Posted Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:32:00 -0800

Revisions to the federal regulations governing human subjects research are scheduled to take effect on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Updates will be made to VERAS (our online submission system) and CITI will be updating the human subject training module to include information about the revised regulations. We suggest that you wait to take the online training until after the effective date and expect possible delays in the IRB review process during the transition. Please refer to the Human Research Protections webpage for more information or contact the IRB coordinator at irb@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6340.

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World Literature Reading Event Jan. 17

Posted Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:37:00 -0800

The Graduate & Professional Student Association will have a reading at noon Wednesday, Jan. 17, on the first floor of the University of Idaho Library. This reading will focus on the subject of peace and world literature. The featured speaker will be Erin James from the English department.

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Reminder: Excellence Awards Nominations Due

Posted Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:35:00 -0800

Nominations for University Excellence Awards are due Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. Please go to this page to read about each award and nominate one of your deserving colleagues!


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