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What’s going on at the University of Idaho this week.
April 5, 2021
All events are free, on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted

Vandal Giving Day Is April 6-7

Celebrate the Vandal Family and raise funds for students and programs at U of I. Learn more.

Vandals Still Have It Covered

“I wear a mask to keep my students, my colleagues and my family safe.” – Mohamed

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock: Meal bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size.
  • RAIN ­– Mindful Compassion – Section 2: 3:30-4:40 p.m. Monday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to recognize, allow, investigate and nurture difficult, painful emotional experiences with mindfulness and self-compassion. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Mindfulness Drop-In: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to slow down and be in the moment. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Vandals for Recovery: Free Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Well Space, Room 102, Student Recreation Center: Free Coffee Hour is a safe, sober space for students in or seeking recovery from substance misuse to meet and connect with new, like-minded people. Coffee is provided.
  • Livestock Petting Zoo: 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Tower Lawn, Theophilus Tower: The livestock centers on campus have partnered with the Student Success Program to offer students a chance to destress with a livestock petting zoo.
  • Get Yourself Tested Month: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, ISUB Atrium 1, First Floor: Learn more about Get Yourself Tested Month and get free resources.
  • Drop-In Mindfulness With Jamie Derrick: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom: A supportive, purposeful mindfulness practice open to all. Participate online.
  • Mobile Food Pantry: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Parking lot 60, east of Parking and Transportation Services: Fresh food and perishables are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Grocery Store Tour – Shopping for Healthy Snack Foods: 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Rosauers: Learn shopping tips and strategies to help you stick to your budget and navigate a grocery store with ease.
  • Recovery Ally Training: 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Online: Learn ways to support people in recovery from substance misuse by speaking out against stigma, using nonjudgmental communication and encouraging healthy choices for recovery. Register online.
  • Anxiety Toolbox – Section 3: 12:30-1:20 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to identify and manage signs of anxiety more effectively. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Breaking the Cycle: 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom: Get support and learn skills to break the cycles of behaviors that interfere with successful academic functioning, healthy relationships and life. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock: Meal bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size.
  • Mental Health Toolbox: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to manage intense emotional distress, relational challenges and ineffective, harmful coping strategies. This event is only open to U of I students.


Arts & Entertainment


Athletics & Recreation


Academics & Workshops

All events are in Moscow and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted. See the complete calendar at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to our weekly events newsletter.

Join Vandal Health Education

Help create a healthier campus by joining Vandal Health Education. Learn more and register.

Therapy Dogs Are Back on Campus April 7

Relax, unwind and de-stress with therapy dogs 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the ISUB Plaza.

News and Updates

New VandalWeb Registration User Experience Is Available: As you prepare for advising and registration for Summer or Fall 2021, you may notice some changes to VandalWeb registration. Over the past few weeks, a new registration platform has been rolled out that is tablet-friendly and provides an enhanced user experience. This new platform also provides convenient access to registration information, schedule planner shopping cart, class schedule and class search features. Learn more about how to register in the new VandalWeb registration platform.
 
Income Tax Clinic Is Open for In-Person and Virtual Appointments: The College of Law and College of Business and Economics Joint Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinics are open. The IRS-certified volunteers help taxpayers who earn less than $57,000 a year and have relatively simple tax documents — free of charge. The clinic times are 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays (virtual), 5-7 p.m. on Wednesdays (in person in Menard 104), 5-7 p.m. on Thursdays (virtual), from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays (in person in Menard) and 2-4 p.m. on Saturdays (virtual). The last day to come into a clinic will be Thursday, April 29. Email law-vita@uidaho.edu to request an appointment.
 
Join a Fitness Foundations Course: Join a Fitness Foundations Course and learn about the foundational movements, different exercise modalities, beneficial warm-up selections and various programing options. Classes are 2-2:50 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and begin today, April 5, at the Student Recreation Center. This course is only available to current U of I students and is limited to 12 participants. Email spat0530@vandals.uidaho.edu to register or for more information.
 
DSI Virtual Employment Fair Is Today: Learn about working in the Department of Student Involvement (DSI) 3:30-4:30 p.m. today, April 5, via Zoom. Participate in an informal panel discussion with current student staff members who can answer questions about their work.
 
Participate in the Vandalcraft Build Challenge: Build your favorite U of I campus building in Minecraft. The competition runs from April 5-26. Learn more.
 
Apply for the Gary E. and Carolyn J. Strong Special Collections Fellowship by April 9: Graduate students from any discipline at U of I are invited to apply for the Gary E. and Carolyn J. Strong Special Collections Fellowship. The fellowship takes place during the summer and includes a $4,500 stipend. Eligible applicants must have plans to enroll in the fall semester after the fellowship. Applications are due Friday, April 9. Learn more.
 
Spruce the Palouse With the Sustainability Center April 10: Volunteer with the Sustainability Center and Backyard Harvest from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, and Spruce the Palouse. Bring a mask, water, warm clothes and closed-toe shoes. Learn more and register.
 
Submit Poetry or Prose to the Mary Clearman Blew Undergraduate Writing Prize: Submit your poetry or prose to the 2021 Mary Clearman Blew Undergraduate Writing Prize, open to all U of I undergraduates. Prose entries should consist of a single work – either fiction or creative nonfiction — double-spaced and under 20 pages. Poetry entries may include as many as three poems, totaling fewer than 10 pages. Poetry can be single-spaced. Submit entries no later than Monday, April 12, to twray@uidaho.edu with the subject “Entry for Mary Clearman Blew Prize.” The prize is $500, and the winner will be invited to read at the Undergraduate Creative Writing Showcase on Wednesday, April 28.
 
Abstracts for the Undergraduate Research Symposium Are Due April 12: The Office of Undergraduate Research invites U of I undergraduates to present their work at the virtual 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium taking place Monday, April 26. This event showcases student research, scholarly work and creative activities from all disciplines at the university. The abstract submission deadline is Monday, April 12. Contact our@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more and submit your abstract.
 
Volunteer With the Robotics Program: Volunteers are needed for Idaho’s First Tech Challenge Idaho Championship Tournament April 16-17 at the Palouse Ice Rink in Moscow. This is a high school robotics tournament with teams from across the Gem State competing for a variety of awards in a fast-paced, alliance-style robot game. Volunteers are needed for a variety of technical and non-technical roles. Online training is provided for the technical roles. Snacks and lunch are provided. Email Robin Baumgartner, program coordinator, 4-H Science Programs/U of I Extension 4-H Robotics, or call 208-364-4603 with questions. Register online.
 
Parent and Family Weekend Is April 16-18: Parent and Family Weekend is April 16-18. This spring, Parent and Family Weekend will offer a series of virtual events you can join from anywhere. This year’s event lineup includes an escape room, scavenger hunt, a craft mixology lesson and more. See the schedule and register.
 
Participate in a Whitewater Kayak Clinic: Learn the fundamentals of how to outfit, paddle and wet exit a whitewater kayak with the Outdoor Program. Clinics are 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, and Wednesday, April 28, at the Swim Center. The cost for students is $50, and the cost for non-students is $75. Register at the Outdoor Program Office. Call 208-885-6810 with questions. Learn more.
 
Get Involved in Intramural Sports: Get involved in Intramural Sports this spring with ultimate frisbee, volleyball, flag football, kickball, softball and more. Entry forms are available online or in the atrium at the Student Recreation Center. Email bfealy@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more.
 
Know the Rules of the Road: As snow and ice disappear, more bicyclists are out sharing the roads and walkways. Regardless of whether you ride, drive or walk, knowing the rules of the road for bicyclists can help keep everyone safer. Riding, driving or walking with courtesy, respect and awareness can save lives. Read more on the I-Safety website.
 
Veterans’ Will Clinic Interest Is Sought: The 2nd District Bar Association and the College of Law is interested in establishing a Veterans’ Will Clinic. The clinic will help veterans draft a simple will, a living will and medical power of attorney, general power of attorney, a personal property memo for specific bequeaths of property and a remembrance and services memo. Email jennifer@srwattorney.com to learn more or with questions.
 
Apply to be a Peer Health Educator for Fall 2021: Peer health educator applications for Fall 2021 are being accepted. Peer educators are key members of the Vandal Health Education team and work to improve student, staff and faculty knowledge of health education information, resources and events. Peer educators plan, organize and implement high-quality health education programs, workshops and events for the campus community. Contact sethrose@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more and apply.

Help Wanted

Looking for work? Check out Career ServicesFinancial Aid and Human Resources for on- and off-campus postings. For internship opportunities, resume and interview tips and other job opportunities during school and post-graduation, contact Career Services.

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Summer Registration Opens: April 5
  • Fall Registration Opens: April 12-23
  • Deadline to Withdraw From Late Eight-Week Classes: April 23
  • Law Spring Final Exams: May 3-14
  • Spring No Exam Week: May 3-7
  • Spring Final Exams: May 10-14

Have questions about upcoming deadlines? Contact the Registrar’s Office.

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What’s going on at the University of Idaho this week.
March 29, 2021
All events are free, on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted

Listen to ‘The Vandal Theory’

What gets U of I researchers’ brains buzzing ... besides coffee? “The Vandal Theory” podcast showcases researchers exploring and solving real-world problems. Listen and subscribe.

Make a DIY T-Shirt Bag

Join the Vandal Food Pantry for a virtual craft night and create reusable grocery bags from old T-shirts 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, via Zoom. All you need is a pair of good scissors and an old shirt.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock: Meal bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size.
  • RAIN – Mindful Compassion – Section 2: 3:30-4:40 p.m. Monday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to recognize, allow, investigate and nurture difficult, painful emotional experiences with mindfulness and self-compassion. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Mindfulness Drop-In: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to slow down and be in the moment. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Vandals for Recovery: Free Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Well Space, Room 102, Student Recreation Center: Free Coffee Hour is a safe, sober space for students in or seeking recovery from substance misuse to meet and connect with new, like-minded people. Coffee is provided.
  • Drop-In Mindfulness With Jamie Derrick: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom: A supportive, purposeful mindfulness practice open to all. Participate online.
  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock: Meal bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size.
  • Green Dot Workshop for Residence Hall Students: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom: Residence Hall students are invited to attend a Green Dot Bystander Intervention workshop. Attendees will gain the tools to be empowered bystanders who can help reduce interpersonal violence in our community. Register online.
  • Anxiety Toolbox – Section 3: 12:30-1:20 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to identify and manage signs of anxiety more effectively. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Breaking the Cycle: 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom: Get support and learn skills to break the cycles of behaviors that interfere with successful academic functioning, healthy relationships and life. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock: Meal bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size.
  • Mental Health Toolbox: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to manage intense emotional distress, relational challenges and ineffective, harmful coping strategies. This event is only open to U of I students.


Arts & Entertainment

  • Women and Women-Identified History Month Display: Through Friday, April 9, Library: The University of Idaho Library, in collaboration with the Women’s Center, has created a Women’s and Women-Identified History Month Display. The theme is “Strength, Resilience and Social Justice.”
  • LGBTQA Family Game Night: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Online via Zoom: Join the LGBTQA Office for Zoom games and community. Participate online.
  • Palouse Jazz Project: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Online via Zoom: Enjoy an evening of music featuring the Palouse Jazz Project. Register online.
  • Plant and Paint Night: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Rotunda, ISUB: Join Vandal Entertainment for a Plant and Paint Night.
  • Jazz in the Schools: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Online via Zoom: A performance of Lionel Hampton School of Music faculty.
  • Mom of the Year Nominations Open: Sunday through Wednesday, April 14: The Mom of the Year Award recognizes a mom or guardian who has demonstrated support of and commitment to their child’s collegiate experience at U of I. The Mom of the Year Award will be announced on Sunday, April 18.

 

Athletics & Recreation


Academics & Workshops

All events are in Moscow and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted. See the complete calendar at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to our weekly events newsletter.

Participate in an After Dark Egg Hunt April 3

Join the Student Alumni Relations Board for an egg hunt after dark 8 p.m. Saturday, April 3. Search the campus for glowing eggs to win prizes. Participants should meet at the VandalStore.

We Are All Part of the Vandal Family

Many students choose not to drink, and others choose to wait until they are 21 years old and use safer drinking strategies to reduce their risk of negative outcomes. We are all part of the Vandal Family.

News and Updates

Emails From Outside U of I Will Display New ‘External’ Tag in Outlook: The university has implemented a new Microsoft feature to help protect against phishing and spam threats from external senders. The email system will now tag emails coming from outside the university with a new “External” tag in the message list and within the email. In some Outlook clients, the sender’s email address can be viewed at the top and will be included at the top of the reading pane or by clicking the tag. The “External” tag is available only in Outlook on the web, the new Outlook for Mac, Outlook for iOS and Outlook for Android. See the Knowledge Base Article for screen shots.
 
Attend a Dam Removal Webinar Today: Join the Sustainability Center’s Sustainability Leadership Program for a Dam Removal Webinar 5-6:15 p.m. today, March 29, via Zoom. Learn about dam removal impacts on fish, alternative energy needs, research and more. Natural resource professionals from around the state will answer questions about dam removal impacts. Register online.
 
Register for a Weekend ASB: Join Alternative Service Break (ASB) for a weekend of service with the Latah Recovery Center and Food Not Bombs April 9-11. Learn about the process of recovery from alcohol and other drug use or mental health disorders. Register online by 11:59 p.m. today, March 29.
 
Farmworker Awareness Week Keynote Address Is Tomorrow: Join the College Assistance Migrant Program for a Farmworker Awareness Week Keynote Address 6 p.m. tomorrow, March 30, via Zoom. Teresa Romero, United Farmworkers of America president, will discuss “Honoring the Unseen Essential Worker.” National Farmworker Awareness Week is a week of action for students and community members to raise awareness about farmworker issues on our campuses and in our communities. Register online.
 
Register for the Freshstart Vaping and Nicotine Cessation Program: Looking to kick your vaping or nicotine habit? Consider Freshstart, a four-part group nicotine cessation program to help participants increase their motivation to quit smoking, learn effective approaches for quitting and guide successful quit attempts. Register online for the next open group session, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, via Zoom. One-on-one sessions are also available. Email aod@uidaho.edu with questions.
 
Learn About DSI Employment March 31 and April 1: Learn about working in the Department of Student Involvement (DSI) and meet with student staff members who can answer questions about their work from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in the ISUB Plaza, and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, via Zoom.
 
Attend a Community Forum April 2: Attend a public forum on the tuition and fee proposals for FY22 at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 2, via Zoom.
 
Learn About GYT Month April 7: April is Get Yourself Tested (GYT) Month. Learn about GYT Month and get free resources from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the ISUB Plaza. GYT encourages young people to discuss sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and get tested and treated for STIs to protect the health of individuals and their partners.
 
Become an Ally for People in Recovery: Attend a recovery ally training from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 8, via Zoom. Learn ways to support people in recovery from substance misuse by speaking out against stigma, using nonjudgmental communication and encouraging healthy choices for recovery. Register online.
 
Grad Students: Apply for the Gary E. and Carolyn J. Strong Special Collections Fellowship: Graduate students from any discipline at U of I are invited to apply for the Gary E. and Carolyn J. Strong Special Collections Fellowship. The fellowship takes place during the summer and includes a $4,500 stipend. Eligible applicants must have plans to enroll in the fall semester after the fellowship. Applications are due Friday, April 9. Learn more.
 
Submit Your Abstract for the Undergraduate Research Symposium: The Office of Undergraduate Research invites U of I undergraduates to present their work at the virtual 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium taking place Monday, April 26. This event showcases student research, scholarly work and creative activities from all disciplines at the university. The abstract submission deadline is Monday, April 12. Contact our@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more and submit your abstract.
 
Studded Snow Tire Season Ends: It’s officially spring, and the winter studded snow tire season is coming to an end. While these tires are legal in Idaho until the end of April, the removal deadlines in some neighboring states may differ. Learn more on the I-Safety website.
 
Get Involved in Intramural Sports: Get involved in Intramural Sports this spring with ultimate frisbee, volleyball, flag football, kickball, softball and more. Entry forms are available online or in the atrium at the Student Recreation Center. Email bfealy@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more.
 
Submit to the Online Calendar: Remember to submit your university-sponsored events to the campus online calendar. The calendar offers a day-by-day look at U of I’s academic events, workshops, entertainment and more and is used to build University Communications and Marketing daily and weekly newsletters. Submit an event to the calendar.
 
Summer Vandal Kids Camp Is Available: Recreation and Wellbeing’s week-long summer camps offer a safe environment for kids ages 6-12. Activities include rock climbing, outdoor adventure, multi-sports, science, art, stunts and swimming. The cost is $200-$250. Email kdoman@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more
 
The Writing Center Is Open for Zoom Drop-In Tutoring: The Writing Center now offers Zoom drop-in online assistance for students. Learn more and see the hours.
 
Researchers Are Looking for Lactating Mothers to Participate in Study: U of I researchers are looking for mothers to participate in a study on the optimization of methods in human milk research. Potential participants need only be healthy and lactating and located in Moscow/Pullman or the surrounding areas. Participation will require completion of basic health questionnaires and multiple milk donations. Contact goge3761@vandals.uidaho.edu, smcguire@uidaho.edu or 253-514-9218 for more information. This study has been approved by the University of Idaho Institutional Review Board.
 
Take the Clothing Size, Alterations and Repairs Survey: The School of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Apparel, Textiles and Design Program is requesting anyone over the age of 18 take a short survey about clothing size, alterations and repairs to help conduct research. Feedback will help train students on the most common alterations and repairs, conduct research on apparel fit and longevity and may give insight into what can be done to extend the life of apparel. Contact Chelsey Byrd Lewallen at cbyrd@uidaho.edu with questions. Take the survey. This study has been approved by the University of Idaho Institutional Review Board.

Help Wanted

Looking for work? Check out Career ServicesFinancial Aid and Human Resources for on- and off-campus postings. For internship opportunities, resume and interview tips and other job opportunities during school and post-graduation, contact Career Services.

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Schedule Advising for Fall Registration: Through April 2
  • Deadline to Withdraw or Change Semester Classes to Audit: April 2
  • Summer Registration Opens: April 5
  • Fall Registration Opens: April 12-23
  • Deadline to Withdraw From Late Eight-Week Classes: April 23

Have questions about upcoming deadlines? Contact the Registrar’s Office.

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What’s going on at the University of Idaho this week.
March 22, 2021
All events are free, on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted

Parent and Family Weekend

Parent and Family Weekend is April 16-18. Learn more and see the schedule.

Vandals Still Have It Covered

“I wear my mask because it helps protect myself and our Vandal Family.” — Jake

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • Safe Zone Training: 9-11 a.m. Monday, Online via Zoom: Learn about sexual orientation and gender identity and tips and best practices for creating inclusive spaces for all LGBTQA people on campus. Register online.
  • Grocery Store Tour – Meal Prep Shopping: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Moscow Food Co-Op: Learn shopping tips and strategies to help stick to a budget and navigate a grocery store with ease.
  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock: Meal bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size.
  • Mindfulness Drop-In: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to slow down and be in the moment. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Vandals for Recovery: Free Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Well Space, Room 102, Student Recreation Center: Free Coffee Hour is a safe, sober space for students in or seeking recovery from substance misuse to meet and connect with new, like-minded people. Coffee is provided.
  • Drop-In Mindfulness With Jamie Derrick: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom: A supportive, purposeful mindfulness practice open to all. Participate online.
  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock: Meal bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size.
  • Breaking the Cycle: 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom: Get support and learn skills to break the cycles of behaviors that interfere with successful academic functioning, healthy relationships and life. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock: Meal bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size.
  • Mental Health Toolbox: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to manage intense emotional distress, relational challenges and ineffective, harmful coping strategies. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Green Dot Workshop for Students: 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Online via Zoom: Attendees will gain the tools to be empowered bystanders who can help reduce interpersonal violence in the community. Register online.


Arts & Entertainment

 

Athletics & Recreation

  • Rock Climb: Saturday, Q’emiln Park, Post Falls: Attend an outdoor rock climb for all abilities. Cost includes instruction and group equipment and is $50 for students and $75 for non-students.
  • Vandal Football vs. Southern Utah: Noon Saturday, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center


Academics & Workshops

All events are in Moscow and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted. See the complete calendar at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to our weekly events newsletter.

Spruce the Palouse Is March 27

Join the Sustainability Center and Phillips Farm to Spruce the Palouse 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 27. Bring a mask, water, warm clothes and closed toe shoes. Register online.

Attend the Class of 2021 GradFair 

Attend the virtual GradFair, your one-stop graduation shop, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, March 23, and Wednesday, March 24. Register online.

News and Updates

New VandalStar Alert Flags Go Live This Week: Starting this week, two new VandalStar alert flags will go live. The names of the two flags are “Registration ALERT-Student Accounts Hold” and “Registration ALERT-Advisor Hold.” If a student has a current university bill and/or needs to meet with their academic or faculty advisor, the student will receive an email notification. An orange alert flag will also be added to the student’s VandalStar dashboard. The flags were created to inform and encourage students to take care of account holds before next term class registration begins in mid-April.
 
Food Drive Donations Are Needed: The Vandal Food Pantry is running a month-long food drive. Community members are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items according to a theme each week. From March 22-28, the theme is fruit. Consider donating fruit cups, dried fruit, jam and more. Find out where to donate.
 
Learn How to Get Your Resume/CV Past the Robots: Learn how applicant screening systems work as well as practical tips and tricks to get your resume into human hands during a series of sessions. Session 1 is 4:15-5 p.m. tomorrow, March 23; Session 2 is 4:15-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 24; and Session 3 is 12:15-1 p.m. Thursday, March 25. This series is part of a “How to…” Career Workshop Series presented by Career Services.
 
Mobilizing Men Campus Masculinities Webinar Is March 24: Attend a Mobilizing Men Campus Masculinities Webinar 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, via Zoom. This event is Part 2 in a four-part webinar series exploring campus masculinities and features a panel of fraternity alumni discussing the performance of masculinity in Greek Life and its connection to power-based personal violence. Panelists include: Victor Canales Gamiño, youth organizing director, Student Action with Farmworkers; Nick O’Neal, director of fraternity and sorority life, U of I; Drew Moreno, career advising liaison, Career Services, U of I; and Dan Welter, associate dean of students and director of fraternity and sorority life, Washington State University. This program is supported by Grant No. 2020-WA-AX-0036 awarded by the Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. Register online.
 
Enter Work to the Sustainability Center Showcase: The Sustainability Center Showcase is accepting entries for sustainability-related work in research, campus projects and creative/artistic endeavors. Individual and group projects are accepted. Apply by Wednesday, March 24. Contact uisc-projects@uidaho.edu for more information.
 
Learn About the Legislative Session March 25: Learn how state-level government impacts college life during a workshop 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 25, via Zoom. Hear from Associated Students University of Idaho representatives about how legislation introduced in the 2021 Legislative Session affects students and how to be civically engaged outside of election season. Register online.
 
Attend a Dam Removal Webinar March 29: Join the Sustainability Center’s Sustainability Leadership Program for a Dam Removal Webinar 5-6:15 p.m. Monday, March 29, via Zoom. Learn about dam removal impacts on fish, alternative energy needs, research and more. Natural resource professionals from around the state will answer questions about dam removal impacts. Register online.
 
Participate in the Climate Action Simulation Game: Join the Sustainability Center 3:30-6 p.m. Thursday, April 1, via Zoom, and participate in the Climate Action Simulation Game. Experience what it’s like to negotiate a climate deal. Register online by Monday, March 29. Email uisc-leadership@uidaho.edu with questions.
 
Joina Group Fitness Class: Stretch your mind and body with Recreation and Wellbeing fitness classes. They have nine different classes that will run for seven weeks. Classes begin Monday, March 29. Contact Nathanp@uidaho.edu with questions. Register online.
 
Attend a Community Forum April 2: Attend a public forum on the tuition and fee proposals for FY22 at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 2, via Zoom.
 
Women and Women-Identified History Month Display Is at the Library: The University of Idaho Library, in collaboration with the Women’s Center, has created a Women’s and Women-Identified History Month Display on the first floor of the library. The theme is “Strength, Resilience and Social Justice.” The display will be available until Friday, April 9.
 
Be Vigilant About VandalStar Midterm Grades and Alerts: Course instructors are assessing students’ academic progress and submitting midterm grades in VandalWeb. If you earn a midterm grade of a D and/or F, you will receive a VandalStar email notification, and an orange alert “flag” will be posted to your dashboard. Give this your immediate attention. Reach out to your instructor and/or academic or faculty advisor for guidance. Free campus academic resources are also available. You can view any midterm grade in VandalStar under the “Courses” tab once it is submitted by the course instructor. Email advising@uidaho.edu for additional advising support.
 
Apply to be a Peer Health Educator for Fall 2021: Peer health educator applications for Fall 2021 are being accepted. Peer educators are key members of the Vandal Health Education team and work to improve student, staff and faculty knowledge of health education information, resources and events. Peer educators plan, organize and implement high-quality health education programs, workshops and events for the campus community. Contact sethrose@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more and apply.
 
Visit the Writing Center Online: The Writing Center offers one-to-one writing support to the Vandal community for all types of writing Sunday evening through Friday afternoon. Learn more or make an appointment.
 
What Helps Us Map Is Live: Wellbeing Ambassadors have developed a map showing students the spaces on campus that are available to them when they need a break or are going through tough times. Learn more and submit to the map.
 
Become a Registered Organ Donor: More than 116,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for organ donations. Individuals wishing to register as a registered organ donor can do so online, by mail or in person at a Division of Motor Vehicles office. There are no fees to become an organ donor. Any costs associated with organ donation — including lab tests, surgical fees and doctor’s fees — are paid by the organ donation organization. Learn more.
 
New Digital Exhibit Is Available: Explore the library’s newest digital exhibit, “Moving Forward While Looking Back: Japanese Americans, Japan, Idaho and the University.” This exhibit explores the relationship between Idaho and Japan during and after World War II. It considers the effects of the war on the lives of Japanese Americans living in the U.S. and the lives of the Japanese who survived and rebuilt after the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Explore the exhibit.
 
U of I Is a Tobacco-Free Campus: The University of Idaho is proud to be 100% 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 individuals seeking to reduce their tobacco use, including free cessation materials and local classes.
 
Visit the Well Space in the Student Rec Center: Located in the Student Recreation Center, the Well Space is available for students to relax, find health information, study and de-stress. Hours this semester are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. During weekly hours, no appointment is necessary.
 
Report Creek Blockages and Flooding Concerns: Flash floods and rising waters can occur quickly and are not uncommon on the Palouse this time of year. If water is backing up on Paradise Creek as it flows across campus, typically near culverts, report the concern to Facilities at 208-885-6246 and Environmental Health and Safety at 208-885-6524. Learn about additional warning signs and precautions to take on the I-Safety website.

Help Wanted

Looking for work? Check out Career ServicesFinancial Aid and Human Resources for on- and off-campus postings. For internship opportunities, resume and interview tips and other job opportunities during school and post-graduation, contact Career Services.

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Late Eight-Week Classes Begin: March 22
  • Schedule Advising for Fall Registration: March 22-April 2
  • Deadline to Add or Drop Late Eight-Week Classes: March 26
  • Deadline to Withdraw or Change Semester Classes to Audit: April 2
  • Summer Registration Opens: April 5
  • Fall Registration Opens: April 12-23
  • Deadline to Withdraw From Late Eight-Week Classes: April 23

Have questions about upcoming deadlines? Contact the Registrar’s Office.

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What’s going on at the University of Idaho this week.
March 8, 2021
All events are free, on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted

Vandals Still Have It Covered

“I wear my mask because I want to protect those around me and stop the spread of COVID-19 so we can one day be mask-free.” - Sierra

See a Faculty Exhibit

See an exhibit of work from faculty in the College of Art and Architecture on display at the Prichard Art Gallery through Sunday, March 28.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock: Meal bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size.
  • RAIN ­– Mindful Compassion – Section 1: 3:30-4:40 p.m. Monday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to recognize, allow, investigate and nurture difficult, painful emotional experiences with mindfulness and self-compassion. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Food Security Resources for Grads and TAs: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Online via Zoom: Define food insecurity, learn about what it means to be food insecure, brainstorm strategies to support students experiencing food insecurity and learn about resources. Participate online.
  • Mindfulness Drop-In: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to slow down and be in the moment. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Vandals for Recovery: Free Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Well Space, Room 102, Student Recreation Center: Free Coffee Hour is a safe, sober space for students in or seeking recovery from substance misuse to meet and connect with new, like-minded people. Coffee is provided.
  • Drop-In Mindfulness With Jamie Derrick: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom: A supportive, purposeful mindfulness practice open to all. Participate online.
  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock: Meal bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size.
  • Grocery Store Tour – Dairy-Free Shopping: 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Safeway: Learn shopping tips and strategies to help stick to a budget and navigate a grocery store with ease.
  • Anxiety Toolbox – Section 2: 12:30-1:20 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to identify and manage signs of anxiety more effectively. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Breaking the Cycle: 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom: Get support and learn skills to break the cycles of behaviors that interfere with successful academic functioning, healthy relationships and life. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock: Meal bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size.
  • Mental Health Toolbox: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to manage intense emotional distress, relational challenges and ineffective, harmful coping strategies. This event is only open to U of I students.


Arts & Entertainment

 

Athletics & Recreation


Academics & Workshops

All events are in Moscow and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted. See the complete calendar at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to our weekly events newsletter.

Register for a Scavenger Hunt March 8-19

Register solo or as a team for a St. Paddy’s Scavenger Hunt. Take on challenges starting today, March 8, through Friday, March 19. Prizes will be awarded to whoever completes the hunt with the most points.

Join a Green Dot Workshop for Students

Register for a Green Dot Workshop for Students taking place at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31. This virtual training is interactive and action oriented.

News and Updates

Participate in a Student Health Survey: Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) student Timbre Durbin is conducting a long-term study on environmental factors that contribute to overall mental and physical health among LCSC and University of Idaho students. Register by tomorrow, March 9. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be issued online once a week for 10 weeks. No names or easily identifiable information will be included in the data collection. Participation is voluntary and you may stop any time. Contact Nancy Johnston at najohnston@lcsc.edu with questions. Learn more and participate.
 
Register for the Day of Dialogue March 11: Attend the U of I Day of Dialogue in honor of Women’s History Month from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 11, via Zoom. Hear from women leaders in education about their experiences and opinions on women’s rights movements. Email volunteer@uidaho.edu with questions. Register online.
 
Spring Break Outdoor Rental Specials Are Available: Explore the Palouse and beyond over Spring Break. The Outdoor Rental Center has a special: 10 days for the price of four. All outdoor rental equipment prices are good March 13-21. Contact the Outdoor Rental Center at 208-885-6170 for more information. Learn more.
 
Newsletter Schedule for Spring Break Is Announced: Due to Spring Break, there will be no My UI Monday, March 15, and no This Week Sunday, March 14. The Daily Register will run March 15 but will be on hiatus the rest of Spring Break. All newsletters will resume a regular schedule the week of March 21.
 
Join a 3-Point Shootout March 16: Join Intramural Sports for a 3-point shootout Tuesday, March 16, in the gold gym in the Student Recreation Center. No entry forms will be required; shootout is drop-in only. Email bfealy@uidaho.edu with questions.
 
Submit to the CEC Outdoor Photo Contest: Submit a photo on the theme “Nature’s Solitude” to the 2021 Conservation and Environment Club (CEC) outdoor photo contest by Sunday, March 21. Prizes from sponsors will be awarded to the winning entries. Learn more and submit.
 
Learn How to Get Your Resume/CV Past the Robots: Learn how applicant screening systems work as well as practical tips and tricks to get your resume into human hands during a series of sessions. Session 1 is 4:15-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 23; Session 2 is 4:15-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 24; and Session 3 is 12:15-1 p.m. Thursday, March 25. This series is part of a “How to…” Career Workshop Series presented by Career Services.
 
Enter Work to the Sustainability Center Showcase: The Sustainability Center Showcase is accepting entries for sustainability-related work in research, campus projects and creative/artistic endeavors. Individual and group projects are accepted. Apply by Wednesday, March 24.
 
Registration Is Open for the Virtual Etiquette Dinner March 31: Register for the Virtual Etiquette Dinner taking place 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, via Zoom. Presented by Sodexo, the event will be an evening of learning how to conduct yourself in professional dining situations while enjoying a multi-course takeout meal virtually. Students will receive instruction on etiquette topics and have time to talk with fellow dinner guests, practice skills, laugh and get to know each other. There is no cost to students; however, registration is required. Space is limited.
 
Veterans’ Will Clinic Interest Is Sought: The 2nd District Bar Association and the College of Law is interested in establishing a Veterans’ Will Clinic. The clinic will help veterans draft a simple will, a living will and medical power of attorney, general power of attorney, a personal property memo for specific bequeaths of property, and a remembrance and services memo. Email jennifer@srwattorney.com to learn more or with questions.
 
Zoom Lab and Study Space Is Available: Zoom lab and study space is available on the third floor of the Student Health Center. Spaces are drop-in only and can be used for up to 75 minutes. Learn more.
 
Winter Sand and Gravel Cleanup Begins: Spring is a busy time as Facilities begins clearing sand and gravel from streets, walkways and parking lots, depending on current weather conditions. 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. Visit the I-Safety website for more information.

Help Wanted

Looking for work? Check out Career ServicesFinancial Aid and Human Resources for on- and off-campus postings. For internship opportunities, resume and interview tips and other job opportunities during school and post-graduation, contact Career Services.

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Spring Midterm Exam Week: March 8
  • Spring Midterm Grades Due: March 15
  • Spring Recess: March 15-19
  • Late Eight-Week Classes Begin: March 22
  • Schedule Advising for Fall Registration: March 22-April 2
  • Deadline to Add or Drop Late Eight-Week Classes: March 26

Have questions about upcoming deadlines? Contact the Registrar’s Office.

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What’s going on at the University of Idaho this week.
March 1, 2021
All events are free, on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted

Last Day to Purchase Spring Break Bus Tickets Is Today

The final day to make Break Bus reservations for Spring Break is 5 p.m. today, March 1. COVID-19 safety measures reduce the capacity of Break Buses from 50 to a maximum of 25 passengers per bus. Learn more and get tickets.

Submit to the CEC Outdoor Photo Contest by March 21

Submit a photo on the theme “Nature’s Solitude” to the 2021 Conservation and Environment Club (CEC) outdoor photo contest by Sunday, March 21. Prizes from sponsors will be awarded to winning entries. Learn more and submit.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock: Meal bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size.
  • RAIN ­– Mindful Compassion – Section 1: 3:30-4:40 p.m. Monday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to recognize, allow, investigate and nurture difficult, painful emotional experiences with mindfulness and self-compassion. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • ASUI Blood Drive: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Summit Room, ISUB: Attend the ASUI Blood Drive. Free COVID-19 antibody testing will be offered for all who donate. Register online.
  • Mindfulness Drop-In: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to slow down and be in the moment. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Vandals for Recovery: Free Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Well Space, Room 102, Student Recreation Center: Free Coffee Hour is a safe, sober space for students in or seeking recovery from substance misuse to meet and connect with new, like-minded people. Coffee is provided.
  • Drop-In Mindfulness With Jamie Derrick: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom: A supportive, purposeful mindfulness practice open to all. Participate online.
  • Anxiety Toolbox – Section 2: 12:30-1:20 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to identify and manage signs of anxiety more effectively. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Breaking the Cycle: 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom: Get support and learn skills to break the cycles of behaviors that interfere with successful academic functioning, healthy relationships and life. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock: Meal bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size.
  • Mental Health Toolbox: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to manage intense emotional distress, relational challenges and ineffective, harmful coping strategies. This event is only open to U of I students.


Arts & Entertainment

 

Athletics & Recreation


Academics & Workshops

All events are in Moscow and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted. See the complete calendar at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to our weekly events newsletter.

Enter Work to the Sustainability Showcase

The Sustainability Showcase is accepting entries for sustainability-related work in research, campus projects and creative/artistic endeavors. Individual and group projects are accepted. Apply by Wednesday, March 24.

Chat and Text Help Is Available From the Library

Get help from a librarian 24 hours a day, seven days week via chat or text. They’ll help you find articles, books and more. Text your library-based questions to 208-449-0841 during Reference Desk hours to get your questions answered.

News and Updates

Career Advising Drop-Ins Are Available to Prepare for Virtual Career Fair: Visit Career Services or jump into their virtual drop-in room to get your resume reviewed, learn tips for utilizing Handshake during the Virtual Career Fair and more. Visit the Career Services Office in the Vandal Success Center — on the third floor of the ISUB — from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today, March 1, or tomorrow, March 2; or drop-in virtually.
 
Participate in a Student Health Survey: Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) student Timbre Durbin is conducting a long-term study on environmental factors that contribute to overall mental and physical health among LCSC and University of Idaho students. The survey, which opens today, March 1, will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be issued online once a week for 10 weeks. No names or easily identifiable information will be included in the data collection. Participation is voluntary and you may stop at any time. Learn more and participate.
 
Black History Month Lecture With Shaakirrah Sanders Is Tomorrow: Shaakirrah Sanders, law professor, is the featured speaker in the next Black History Month Lunchtime Lecture Series taking place at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, March 2, via Zoom. Sanders will discuss Idaho’s anti-affirmative action law and the impact on diversity, equity and inclusion in the state. Register online.
 
The Body Project Starts Tomorrow: Connect with others in the body acceptance movement and join The Body Project, a four-week series to find your voice and become an advocate for body acceptance. This course is facilitated by Tia Ogus, NEDA Body Project trained facilitator and Vandal Health Education. The Body Project meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. tomorrow, March 2; Tuesday, March 9; Tuesday, March 23; and Friday, April 2, via Zoom. The Body Project is open to college-age women who want to improve their body image. The series is intended to be an eating disorders prevention program, not a treatment option for women diagnosed with an eating disorder and in active treatment. Email vandalhealthed@uidaho.edu to register.
 
Mobile Food Pantry Changes Locations: The location for the Mobile Food Pantry has changed due to vaccine clinics. The Mobile Food Pantry, hosted at noon on the first Wednesday of every month, will be in Parking Lot 60 — east of the U of I Transit Center — starting Wednesday, March 3.
 
Register for a Virtual Reading and Conversation With Author Brian Evenson March 3: Hear a reading and join a conversation about writing with distinguished visiting writer Brian Evenson 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, via Zoom. Evenson is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection “Song for the Unraveling of the World.” He has won the Shirley Jackson Award, the World Fantasy Award, the International Horror Guild Award and is a three-time recipient of the O. Henry Prize. Following the reading, Daniel Orozco, U of I creative writing professor and author, will host a conversation with Evenson. Register online.
 
Attend the Sustainability Center’s Film Friday Series: The Sustainability Center is hosting an online film series on the first Friday of every month, beginning at 5:30 p.m. March 5. Join for an online screening of “A Plastic Ocean, Artifishal and the True Cost.” Contact uisc-projects@uidaho.edu for questions and to register.
 
MLK Jr. Art and Writing Contest Gallery Is Open: The Martin Luther King Jr. Art and Writing Contest Gallery is open through Friday, March 5, in the Reflections Gallery on the ground floor of the ISUB. The theme is: “A right too long delayed is a right denied.” Winners will be announced March 5.
 
Make a Nomination for the Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards: The Women Center’s Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards — named after former U of I Professor Virginia “Ginny” Wolf — are given to members of the campus and local community in recognition of their continuous dedication to activism for gender justice. Three awards are given annually to a U of I staff or faculty member, a U of I student and a local community member. Make a nomination by Friday, March 5. Contact the Women’s Center at wcenter@uidaho.edu for more information.
 
Join an Interfaith Climate Discussion March 6: Discuss how faith informs responses to climate change 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 6, via Zoom. Share and listen to perspectives on climate change within the framework of faith. Register online.
 
U&I Give Crowdfunding Campaigns Are Live: Annual Giving has launched its spring U&I Give Crowdfunding campaigns. Project campaigns will be live through Tuesday, March 9. Learn more and show your support for a variety of faculty-, staff- and student-led initiatives.
 
ISUB Space Is Available; Submit Requests by March 12: Space is available in ISUB Room 305 for campus organizations. Applications for the space are on the ISUB Board website under “ISUB Space Renovation Utilization Proposal Template.” Applications are due to the ISUB board by Friday, March 12. Proposals must include a renovation budget and an overview of the history and leadership structure of the organization.
 
Library Extends Open Hours: The U of I Library is now open to students, staff and faculty until 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Learn more.
 
The MILL Reopens: U of I Library’s makerspace, the MILL, is open to students, staff and faculty. Virtual consultations are recommended prior to an in-person visit to accommodate social distancing. Learn more or schedule an appointment.
 
Library Display Recognizes Lifetime Achievement Award for Lionel Hampton: On display on the fourth floor of the library are materials from the International Jazz Collections. Items include recognitions for Lionel Hampton’s contributions to music, education, politics and other philanthropic causes. The display is open throughout the spring semester.
 
Researchers Are Looking for Lactating Mothers to Participate in Study: U of I researchers are looking for mothers to participate in a study on the optimization of methods in human milk research. Potential participants need only be healthy and lactating and located in Moscow/Pullman or the surrounding areas. Participation will require completion of basic health questionnaires and multiple milk donations. Contact goge3761@vandals.uidaho.edu, smcguire@uidaho.edu or 253-514-9218 for more information. This study has been approved by the University of Idaho Institutional Review Board.

Help Wanted

Looking for work? Check out Career ServicesFinancial Aid and Human Resources for on- and off-campus postings. For internship opportunities, resume and interview tips and other job opportunities during school and post-graduation, contact Career Services.

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Spring Midterm Exam Week: March 8
  • Spring Midterm Grades Due: March 15
  • Spring Recess: March 15-19
  • Late Eight-Week Classes Begin: March 22
  • Schedule Advising for Fall Registration: March 22-April 2
  • Deadline to Add or Drop Late Eight-Week Classes: March 26

Have questions about upcoming deadlines? Contact the Registrar’s Office.

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What’s going on at the University of Idaho this week.
Feb. 22, 2021
All events are free, on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted

MLK Jr. Art and Writing Contest Gallery Is Open

The Martin Luther King Jr. Art and Writing Contest Gallery is open through Friday, March 5, in the Reflections Gallery on the ground floor of the ISUB. The theme is: “A right too long delayed is a right denied.”

Celebrate the Jazz Festival Virtually Feb. 25-27

Since the 1960s, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival has honored the music, dance and history of jazz music and one of its most cherished artists, Lionel Hampton. This year’s event is virtual Feb. 25-27. See the schedule below.

Events This Week


Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival


Health & Wellness

  • Effective Stress Management Webinar: 1-2 p.m. Monday, Online: Participants will learn to understand the science of the stress response, recognize their own stress triggers, learn how to respond rather than react and discover powerful stress-busting strategies. Register online.
  • Grocery Store Tour – Thrifty Meals: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, WinCo Foods: Learn shopping tips and strategies to help stick to a budget and navigate a grocery store with ease.
  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock: Meal bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size.
  • RAIN ­– Mindful Compassion – Section 1: 3:30-4:40 p.m. Monday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to recognize, allow, investigate and nurture difficult, painful emotional experiences with mindfulness and self-compassion. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Freshstart Nicotine Cessation Open Session: 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Online via Zoom: Freshstart is a four-part, group nicotine cessation program geared toward helping participants increase their motivation to quit smoking, learn effective approaches for quitting and guide them in making a successful quit attempt. Register online.
  • QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Prevention Training: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Online via Zoom: Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) is an evidence-based 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. Register online.
  • Mindfulness Drop-In: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to slow down and be in the moment.
  • Vandals for Recovery: Free Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Well Space, Room 102, Student Recreation Center: Free Coffee Hour is a safe, sober space for students in or seeking recovery from substance misuse to meet and connect with new, like-minded people. Coffee is provided.
  • Drop-In Mindfulness With Jamie Derrick: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom: A supportive, purposeful mindfulness practice open to all. Participate online.
  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock: Meal bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size.
  • Safe Zone Training: 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom: This presentation provides information on sexual orientation and gender identity and tips and best practices for creating inclusive spaces for all LGBTQA people on campus. Register online.
  • Breaking the Cycle: 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom: Get support and learn skills to break the cycles of behaviors that interfere with successful academic functioning, healthy relationships and life. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock: Meal bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size.
  • Be Strong. Be Happy. Be Well. Inviting Every Body to Have a Seat at the Table: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Student Recreation Center, Atrium: Learn how to focus on body positivity, strength and healthy relationships with food to foster a strong, healthy body, no matter what size.
  • Mental Health Toolbox: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to manage intense emotional distress, relational challenges and ineffective, harmful coping strategies. This event is only open to U of I students.


Arts & Entertainment

  • CAA Faculty Exhibit: Through March 28, Prichard Art Gallery: The Prichard Art Gallery’s annual exhibit of work from faculty in the College of Art and Architecture includes varied work that celebrates faculty members’ creative activity and scholarly research.
  • LGBTQA Family Game Night: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Online via Zoom: Join the LGBTQA Office for an evening of Zoom games and community. Participate online.

 

Athletics & Recreation


Academics & Workshops

All events are in Moscow and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted. See the complete calendar at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to our weekly events newsletter.

Vandals Still Have It Covered

“I wear a mask to protect others and show compassion and thoughtfulness for those that have been affected by COVID-19.” — Savannah

Virtual LUNAFEST Film Festival Is March 2

Register for the virtual LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival, taking place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 2. Learn more and register for the festival.

News and Updates

U&I Give Crowdfunding Campaigns Are Live: Annual Giving has launched its spring U&I Give Crowdfunding campaigns. Project campaigns will be live through Tuesday, March 9. Learn more and show your support for a variety of faculty-, staff- and student-led initiatives.
 
Black History Month Library Display Is Open Through March 10: In honor of Black History Month, the University of Idaho Office of Multicultural Affairs, Black Student Union and the library have partnered to create a display on the first floor of the library. The display will run through Wednesday, March 10, and focuses on celebrating Black excellence and the future of Black history.
 
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Is Feb. 22-28: Through National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Feb. 22-28, help improve public understanding of eating disorders, their causes and treatments and empower everyone to reduce risk factors and join prevention efforts. Find ways to participate.
 
Learn About Study Abroad Today and Tomorrow: Attend a National Study Abroad first time info session at 3:30 p.m. today, Feb. 22, via Zoom. Learn about opportunities to study abroad around the world and enter to win a prize. The last session of scholarship month is at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 23, via Zoom, and will discuss “Choosing a Program With Funding in Mind.” Attendance at either session qualifies you for an entry in the $1,000 study abroad scholarship raffle. Learn more and register for a session.
 
‘I Love My Body Because...’ Yard Sign Campaign Is Feb. 23: Join the “I love my body because…” yard sign campaign by filling out your own sign tomorrow, Feb. 23, on the Administration Lawn. Signs and markers will be provided. Take a picture with you and your sign and upload it to your social media; tag @VandalHealthEd and use the hashtag #ILoveMyBodyNEDA.

Mobilizing Men: Campus Masculinities Webinar Series Begins Tomorrow: The University of Idaho Mobilizing Men committee, the Women’s Center and the Violence Prevention Programs Office presents a four-part webinar series exploring campus masculinities beginning 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 23. The first program will feature a panel of men discussing the performance of masculinity in sports and its connection to power-based personal violence. Panelists include Butch Fealy, U of I associate director of recreation and wellbeing; Mark Sowa, U of I head swim and dive coach; Desmond Banks, U of I Athletics associate director for development, Southern Idaho; and Jeff Matsushita, program specialist, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. Register online.
 
Career Advising Drop-Ins Are Available to Prepare for Virtual Career Fair: Visit Career Services or jump into their virtual drop-in room to get your resume reviewed, learn tips for utilizing Handshake during the Virtual Career Fair and more. Visit the Career Services Office in the Vandal Success Center — on the third floor of the ISUB — from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, Monday, March 1, and Tuesday, March 2, or drop-in virtually.
 
Apply for an INBRE Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Nevada: Idaho INBRE, in conjunction with Nevada INBRE, is offering a 10-week fellowship for students interested in biomedical research. In addition to doing guided research, students will attend training and seminar presentations and present their work at an undergraduate research symposium. Applications are due by Sunday, Feb. 28. Learn more and apply.
 
Bee Heard With Vandals Dining Campaign: Vandals Dining is hosting a digital feedback campaign during the month of February. Text vandaleats to 82257 and $1 will be donated to a local bee farm for each feedback text received after enrollment.
 
Attend a Master’s and Ph.D. 101 Workshop: The College of Graduate Studies presents two workshops to guide you through every step of the master’s and Ph.D. processes, including dates, deadlines, planning documents and explanations. Learn about the master’s degree from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, via Zoom, and the Ph.D. program from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 4, via Zoom.
 
CDIL Fellowship Applications Are Open: Applications for the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) 2021 fellowship programs are due by Monday, March 15. Opportunities are available for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students to pursue and explore digital scholarship with support from CDIL. Learn more.
 
Zoom Lab and Study Space Is Available: Zoom lab and study space is available on the third floor of the Student Health Center. Spaces are drop-in only and can be used for up to 75 minutes. Learn more.
 
Visit the Writing Center Online: The Writing Center offers one-to-one writing support to the Vandal community for all types of writing Sunday evening through Friday afternoon. Learn more or make an appointment.
 
Learn How to Stay Safe on Snow, Ice: Environmental Health and Safety received several safety concern reports last week regarding dangerous situations between drivers and pedestrians. The recurring theme of these reports was pedestrians in the roadway. Drivers: Watch for pedestrians as the road may be the only plowed path for them to take. Pedestrians: Stay on plowed sidewalks and use designated crosswalks as much as possible, even if it means crossing the street. If you choose to walk in a street as the only clear path, walk against traffic and be alert for approaching vehicles. Learn more.

Help Wanted

Looking for work? Check out Career ServicesFinancial Aid and Human Resources for on- and off-campus postings. For internship opportunities, resume and interview tips and other job opportunities during school and post-graduation, contact Career Services.

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Spring Midterm Exam Week: March 8
  • Spring Midterm Grades Due: March 15
  • Spring Recess: March 15-19
  • Late Eight-Week Classes Begin: March 22
  • Schedule Advising for Fall Registration: March 22-April 2
  • Deadline to Add or Drop Late Eight-Week Classes: March 26

Have questions about upcoming deadlines? Contact the Registrar’s Office.

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What’s going on at the University of Idaho this week.
Feb. 15, 2021
All events are free, on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted

Black History Month Keynote Is Feb. 18

Zyahna Bryant, award-winning student activist/organizer, content creator and author, will give the Black History Month keynote address at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, via Zoom. Register online.

Join a Cross-Country Skiing Trip Feb. 20

Learn the basics of cross-country skiing on terrain suitable for any skill level on Saturday, Feb. 20. Register at the Outdoor Program Office. Call 208-885-6810 with questions. Learn more.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • Mindfulness Drop-In: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to slow down and be in the moment.
  • Vandals for Recovery: Free Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Well Space, Room 102, Student Recreation Center: Free Coffee Hour is a safe, sober space for students in or seeking recovery from substance misuse to meet and connect with new, like-minded people. Coffee is provided.
  • Nutrition 101: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom: Enhance your knowledge of nutrition basics. Register online.
  • Drop-In Mindfulness With Jamie Derrick: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom: A supportive, purposeful mindfulness practice open to all. Participate online.
  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock: Meal bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size.
  • Anxiety Toolbox – Section 1: 12:30-1:20 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to identify and manage signs of anxiety more effectively. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Breaking the Cycle: 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom: Get support and learn skills to break the cycles of behaviors that interfere with successful academic functioning, healthy relationships and life. This event is only open to U of I students.
  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock: Meal bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size.
  • Fun With Taxes!: 7-8 p.m. Thursday, C26, Wallace Basement, Wallace Residence Center and online via Zoom: Learn how to manage your taxes. Participate online.
  • Mental Health Toolbox: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, Online via Zoom: Learn skills to manage intense emotional distress, relational challenges and ineffective, harmful coping strategies. This event is only open to U of I students.


Arts & Entertainment

 

Athletics & Recreation

  • Avalanche Rescue Fundamentals: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Moscow Mountain: Learn the basics of avalanche rescue with a focused day practicing skills such as beacon recovery, strategic shoveling and team rescue. The cost includes equipment and instruction and is $85 for students and $110 for non-students. Register by Tuesday, Feb. 16.


Academics & Workshops

All events are in Moscow and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted. See the complete calendar at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to our weekly events newsletter.

Bee Heard With Vandals Dining Campaign

Vandals Dining is hosting a digital feedback campaign throughout February. Text vandaleats to 82257 and $1 will be donated to a local bee farm for each feedback text received after enrollment.

Join an Interfaith Climate Discussion March 6

Discuss how faith informs responses to climate change 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 6, via Zoom. Share and listen to perspectives on climate change within the framework of faith. Register online.

News and Updates

Recovery Ally Training Is Tomorrow: Attend a virtual recovery ally training from 11 a.m. to noon tomorrow, Feb. 16. Become an ally and learn ways to support people in recovery from substance misuse by speaking out against stigma, using nonjudgmental communication and encouraging healthy choices for recovery. Register online.
 
Enter the MLK Jr. Art and Writing Contest by Tomorrow: Entries to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art and Writing Contest are due by 5 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 16. The theme is “Justice too long delayed is justice denied.” Scholarships will be awarded. Learn more.
 
Register for Global Connections ASB by Feb. 17: Join Alternative Service Break (ASB) to connect with students in Togo, Africa, to share culture, food and more. In this seminar-style ASB, teams will meet weekly Feb. 23 to March 27 to create videos and be virtual pen pals with a Togolese youth leadership group. Register by Wednesday, Feb. 17. Learn more and register.
 
Go Rock Climbing Feb. 21: Attend an outdoor rock-climbing event for all abilities Sunday, Feb. 21, at Hells Gate State Park near Lewiston. Cost includes instruction, group equipment and limited transportation and is $50 for students and $75 for non-students. Register at the Outdoor Program Office. Call 208-885-6810 for more information. Learn more.
 
Apply for an INBRE Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Montana: Idaho INBRE, in conjunction with Montana INBRE, is offering a 10-week undergraduate research opportunity at Montana State University for Summer 2021. Students who want to do undergraduate research in the biomedical sciences are encouraged to apply. The priority application review date is Sunday, Feb. 21. Learn more and apply online.
 
Randall Women in Science IDEA Meeting Is Feb. 22: The Randall Women in Science Inclusion, Diversity, Equality Alliance (IDEA) group will host its February meeting at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, via Zoom. The topic of discussion is “Should we have a female mentor?” Read the paper that will be discussed.
 
Learn How to Impress Recruiters at the Virtual Career Fair: Learn how to impress recruiters at the Virtual Career Fair during events from noon to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, and 4:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, via Zoom. Attendees will learn how to prepare and be successful in engaging with employers at the Virtual Career Fair, how the fair will work in Handshake and take away a checklist of things to do to prepare for the fair. Email careerservices@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6121 with questions.
 
Register for a Wilderness First Aid Course: Gain the skills needed to safely deal with emergencies in the backcountry, with special attention to winter-specific injuries, Feb. 27-28. Register for the course at the Outdoor Program Office. Call 208-885-6810 with questions. Learn more.
 
Apply for an INBRE Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Nevada: Idaho INBRE, in conjunction with Nevada INBRE, is offering a 10-week fellowship for students interested in biomedical research. In addition to doing guided research, students will attend training and seminar presentations and present their work at an undergraduate research symposium. Applications are due by Sunday, Feb. 28. Learn more and apply.
 
Schedule Planner Is Off Until March: The VandalWeb tool Schedule Planner — for students planning their summer and fall class schedules — is temporarily disabled to transition to the new VandalWeb registration system. Schedule Planner will be available again in early March when the Fall 2021 schedule is finalized. Also coming for Summer and Fall 2021 registration is a new mobile-friendly add/drop registration page.
 
Student Achievement Awards Nomination Period Is Open: The nomination period for the annual Student Achievement Awards is open through 5 p.m. Monday, March 1. Learn more and make a nomination.
 
Register for the Virtual LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival: The Women's Center will present a virtual LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 2. LUNAFEST is a national film festival that showcases original short films by, for and about women. Learn more and register. The Women’s Center is collaborating with Nectar Restaurant & Wine Bar in Moscow to offer specially curated to-go appetizer boxes. Appetizer boxes are available by donation — cash or check only, made payable to U of I Women’s Center – and can be picked up at Nectar starting at 4 p.m. on March 2. Boxes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact the Women’s Center at wcenter@uidaho.edu or 208-885-2777 for more information.
 
Register for a Virtual Reading and Conversation With Author Brian Evenson March 3: Hear a reading and join a conversation about writing with distinguished visiting writer Brian Evenson 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, via Zoom. Evenson is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection “Song for the Unraveling of the World.” He has won the Shirley Jackson Award, the World Fantasy Award, the International Horror Guild Award and is a three-time recipient of the O. Henry Prize. Following the reading, Daniel Orozco, U of I creative writing professor and author, will host a conversation with the author. Register online.
 
Make a Nomination for the Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards: The Women Center’s Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards – named after former U of I Professor Virginia “Ginny” Wolf – are given to members of the campus and local community in recognition of their continuous dedication to activism for gender justice. Three awards are given annually to a U of I staff or faculty member, a U of I student and a local community member. Make a nomination by Friday, March 5. Contact the Women’s Center at wcenter@uidaho.edu for more information. Learn more.
 
CDIL Fellowship Applications Are Open: Applications for the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) 2021 fellowship programs are due by Monday, March 15. Opportunities are available for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students to pursue and explore digital scholarship with support from CDIL. Learn more.
 
Learn About Snowplows and Safety: We all know not to pass a snowplow on the right, but what else can we do to stay safe around this equipment? Do you know what to do to assist Parking Services and Facilities in their snow removal efforts? Whether your vehicle is an auto or bike, if all vehicle operators will read and heed the guidelines on the I-Safety website, the overall safety and efficiency for snow and ice mitigation on campus will increase. As a pedestrian, don’t forget the free traction pullover program for employees.

Help Wanted

Looking for work? Check out Career ServicesFinancial Aid and Human Resources for on- and off-campus postings. For internship opportunities, resume and interview tips and other job opportunities during school and post-graduation, contact Career Services.

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Presidents Day, University Holiday: Feb. 15
  • Spring Early Warning Grades Due: Feb. 16
  • Deadline to Withdraw From Early Eight-Week Classes: Feb. 19
  • Spring Midterm Exam Week: March 8
  • Spring Midterm Grades Due: March 15
  • Spring Recess: March 15-19

Have questions about upcoming deadlines? Contact the Registrar’s Office.