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What's going on at the University of Idaho this week.
May 11, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

State of the University Focuses on Impact Across Colleges

The U of I’s impact is found in our famous potatoes, virtual technology and design labs, the Barker Trading Program, teacher training, cybersecurity research, the McCall Field Campus experience, etc. The Year in Vandal Country College Compilation video focuses on that good work. Watch the video.

Enjoy a Cup of Joe with President Green Online Tomorrow

The Office of Alumni Relations hosts the second Cup of Joe: Conversations with Vandals with special guest President C. Scott Green, 4 p.m. tomorrow, May 12. Pour a cup of joe and join virtually from the comfort of your own home for a Q&A with our 19th president. Register online.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Bruce M. Pitman Center alleyway, between the Pitman Center and Greek Row: Bags will be pre-stocked, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size and recommendations from Feeding America.
  • UI Mind Drop-In Meditation: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom: A drop-in mindfulness for finals week. Participate online.
  • Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Bruce M. Pitman Center alleyway, between the Pitman Center and Greek Row: Bags will be pre-stocked, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size and recommendations from Feeding America.
  • Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom: This four-part class is 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.


Academics & Workshops

  • Dissertation Support Group: 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Online via Zoom: Ben Ridenhour will facilitate a weekly dissertation support group aimed at candidate-level doctoral students — though others are welcome to attend. The weekly meetings will involve goal setting, troubleshooting and peer and faculty support activities. Participate online.

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.

Celebrating Class of 2020

Congratulations Class of 2020. We wish we could have celebrated your accomplishments together this spring, but the health of our Vandal Family is a top priority. Please consider attending the special Summer Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 1, or the December 2020 or May 2021 ceremonies. Learn more.

May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month, and a time which seeks to reduce stigma, increase awareness and offer education and trainings in mental health topics. Vandal Health is observing the month with a series of virtual workshops on topics including suicide prevention, substance use and overall well-being. Learn more and register for workshops.

News and Updates

UCM Newsletter Summer Schedule Announced: There will be no My UI or This Week newsletter beginning Monday, May 18, and the Daily Register will be published weekly beginning Monday, May 25. The newsletters will resume a normal schedule on Monday, Aug. 17.
 
Applications for 2020 South American Eclipse Project Due Today: A new grant at U of I is seeking students to participate in a unique project involving high-altitude balloons, gravity waves, an eclipse and travel to South America for two weeks in December. Each student selected to participate will receive a paid internship that covers their activities in Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and part of Spring 2021. Travel expenses will also be covered. Learn more and apply.
 
Can’t Reach the Student Technology Center by Phone?: Due to the high volume of calls resulting from new student registration, all available phone lines are often in use by Student Technology Center staff assisting students. To get a faster response from the Student Technology Center, submit a ticket at support.uidaho.edu and a technician will assist as quickly as possible. For users without a U of I network account or who are having issues signing in, submit a ticket by emailing support@uidaho.edu.
 
Upgrade to Zoom Version 5 by May 30: Zoom Version 5 client is now available to upgrade for all operating systems including macOS, Windows, Android, iOS and Linux. It is highly recommended everyone upgrade their client on each OS they are using immediately. Zoom has made the upgrade mandatory on Saturday, May 30. If you have not updated, Zoom will prompt for confirmation before upgrading automatically. To update on macOS and Windows, open Zoom, click on your profile initials in the upper right corner, then click on “Check for Updates.” If the update is available, Zoom will download it and install it automatically.
 
Access Thousands of Resources with Safari Books Online: Access thousands of ebooks, videos and courses in tech, business, communications, design, management and more with O’Reilly’s Learning Platform for Higher Education. Learn more.
 
Stream Films with Swank Digital Campus: The library's subscription to Swank Digital Campus offers streaming of feature films and documentaries produced by major Hollywood and independent studios. Explore the collection.

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

  • Law Final Exams: Through May 15
  • Spring Final Exams: May 11-15
  • Deadline to Apply for Summer Graduation Without Late Fees: May 15
  • Summer Session I Classes Begin: May 18
  • Spring Final Grades Due at Noon: May 19
  • Memorial Day – University Holiday: May 25
  • Summer Session I Alternative Six-Week Classes Begin: May 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.
April 27, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Take a Snack Break with Vandal Health Education

Join the Vandal Health Education team 2-3 p.m. today, April 27, via Zoom, for a snack break featuring "how-to’s" for four quick and easy snacks — with many ingredients that can be found in your kitchen already. Register online.

Q&A with 'Tiger King's' John Finlay is Friday

Join Vandal Entertainment and all the cool cats and kittens for a Zoom Q&A with John Finlay from Netflix's “Tiger King,” 7 p.m. Friday, May 1. Finlay will discuss his role in the docu-series. Email Vandal Entertainment to register.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness


Arts & Entertainment


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.

Celebrate Greek Life Work and Achievements

Greek Life has created a video to recognize the work of the Greek community. A banquet recognizing the work and achievement of students and advisors is usually held. Due to the pandemic, the event took place remotely. See the video.

Citation Revenue Supports Student Emergency Fund

Through Tuesday, June 30, 50% of all U of I’s parking citation fee payment revenue will go to the Bruce & Kathy Pitman Emergency Fund, which provides financial assistance to students who are experiencing emergency situations. Learn more.

News and Updates

U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium is Today: Attend the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium today, April 27. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s symposium will be held as a virtual event. Student presenters will monitor their posters online and respond to questions and comments submitted by viewers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., but posters will be viewable throughout the course of the day. Visit the symposium. Select “University of Idaho” from the dropdown menu. The symposium will be open to the public, but only members of the U of I community will be able to interact with presenters via a chatroom. To do so, sign in using an institutional email.
 
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pick-Up is Available Today and Wednesday: The Vandal Food Pantry cabinets are no longer available to community members and students due to building closures. To keep food available for patrons, a curbside pick-up will take place from the Bruce M. Pitman Center alleyway 10 a.m. through noon today, April 27, and noon through 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29. Bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size. There will be no substitutions on bags. Bags are packed based on recommendations from Feeding America.
 
Learn About Professional Development in Outdoor Recreation Wednesday: The Outdoor Program is hosting a webinar on Professional Development in Outdoor Recreation in Idaho at noon on Wednesday, April 29, via Zoom. Learn about industry norms for current and aspiring outdoor professionals as well as certifications in specific outdoor activities such as wilderness first aid, swift water rescue and avalanche education. Learn how to gain experience in outdoor recreation and the balance between certification and experience. Learn more or register.
 
Zoom Charades is Wednesday: Join Vandal Health Education and the MVSC 486 group promoting social connection for the third Vandals Stay Connected event — a game of charades — 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, via Zoom. Play a funny game of charades to relax and connect with other students as you promote physical distance, not social distance. Enter for a chance to win a gift card for attending.
 
Data Science Competition 2020 is Open; Upload Your Solutions Online by Thursday: The 2020 Data Science Competition is open. Sponsored by the College of Science, the competition tasks participants with developing a machine learning model that can automatically grade 20,000 hand-written calculus quizzes. The competition will end Thursday, April 30. Anyone with a University of Idaho email address is welcome to participate. However, prizes will be limited to currently registered undergraduate and graduate students. Learn more.
 
Reminder Regarding Current Parking Regulations: The Moscow campus will continue with academic break parking enforcement rules until the first day of fall semester, Monday, Aug. 24. No overnight parking or vehicle storage is allowed on any campus streets. Vehicles in violation may be cited and/or towed. Overnight parking is allowed in Purple or Silver parking lots, as well as the Economy Lot 57E. No permit is required for daytime parking — 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. — in Orange, Red, Blue, Purple and Silver lots. Overnight enforcement of Gold, Orange, Red and Blue parking lots remains unchanged. Learn more.
 
Internal Recycling Program Eliminated: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the university’s plan to eliminate the Interior Recycling Program permanently on the Moscow campus has been moved to April 27. Interior recycling bins will be removed from all buildings, and no interior pickups will be offered for recycled materials. These materials should be placed in the solid waste stream from now on. Those interested in doing their own personal recycling can take items directly to Moscow Recycling. Bins will be available for purchase from Campus Surplus for departmental or personal use for either self-recycling or general storage. Because of ongoing contamination issues, materials collected in the oval exterior recycling bins around campus will now be treated as solid waste. The metal, e-waste and exterior cardboard recycling programs will continue.
 
1918 Flu Pandemic Collection Available Online: In 1918, a virulent strain of influenza affected approximately 500 million individuals worldwide. The disease reached the University of Idaho in October of that year, prompting the university to cancel activities, enact a quarantine and encourage the use of gauze face masks. The online 1918 Flu Pandemic Collection brings together correspondence, reports, news articles, oral histories and other materials that highlight the local response to the 1918 pandemic. Learn more.
 
Sign Up for The Argonaut Newsletter: The Argonaut student newspaper will be online-only for the remainder of the semester — but it is still publishing news, features and opinion pieces online daily. Get the latest headlines delivered to your inbox weekly by signing up for the newsletter. Email Argonaut Editor-in-Chief Brianna Finnegan with story ideas, questions or comments.
 
Get Help in the Library Zoom Service Point: The Gary Strong Curriculum Center is offering a new Zoom service designed to provide peer-to-peer support on adapting to virtual education settings. Get help with technology, Zoom and answers to basic library questions 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Hours are subject to change based on usage and staff availability. 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

  • Deadline to Withdraw from Full-Term Classes or Change of P/F Grading: May 1
  • Deadline to Withdraw from Late Eight-Week Classes: May 1
  • Law Final Exams: May 4-15
  • Spring No Exam Week: May 4-8
  • Spring Final Exams: May 11-15
  • Deadline to Apply for Summer Graduation Without Late Fees: May 15
  • Summer Session I Classes Begin: May 18
  • Spring Final Grades Due at Noon: May 19
  • Memorial Day – University Holiday: May 25
  • Summer Session I Alternative Six-Week Classes Begin: May 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.
April 20, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

2020-21 Common Read Announced

“The Book of Unknown Americans,” a novel by Cristina Henriquez, has been named the Common Read for 2020-21. Learn more about the Common Read and Henriquez’s novel.

Virtual Pet Meet and Greet is Wednesday

Show off a pet or join to hang out with the pets of other students while promoting physical distance, not social distance, 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, via Zoom. Enter to win a gift card.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness


Arts & Entertainment


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.

artAbility Showcase Opens Virtually Today

The artAbility project works with local artists and students to host art workshops for adults with disabilities. A virtual showcase of the work completed opens today, April 20. View the art.

Virtual Trivia with Vandal Entertainment is Thursday 

Join Vandal Entertainment on Facebook live for five rounds of virtual trivia at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23. This event is open to all. Win prizes. Visit Vandal Entertainment on Facebook.

News and Updates

Algal Biodiesel Discussion is Today: Join the Vandal Clean Energy Club and special guest presenter Brian He for a virtual discussion of algal biodiesel and its challenges, 5 p.m. today, April 20, via Zoom.
 
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pick-Up is Available Today and Thursday: The Vandal Food Pantry cabinets are no longer available to community members and students due to building closures. To keep food available for patrons, a curbside pick-up will be available noon to 2 p.m. today, April 20, and 10 a.m. through noon Thursday, April 23, from the Bruce M. Pitman Center alleyway. Bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size. There will be no substitutions on bags. Bags are packed based on recommendations from Feeding America.
 
QPR Suicide Prevention Zoom Training is Wednesday: Isolation and depression can be especially concerning during this time. At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, attend a suicide prevention training via Zoom. Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) 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. Learn more and register online.  
 
Complete Your Survey for a Chance to Win a $50 Gift Card: You are encouraged to complete the student survey sent in the April 9 communication from Blaine Eckles, vice provost for student affairs and dean of students. Your input and feedback on your experience during the move to online/remote delivery and the stay-at-home order is valuable. Ten $50 gift certificates to the VandalStore will be awarded randomly among those completing the survey. The deadline is Friday, May 1.
 
Get Help in the New Library Zoom Service Point: Curriculum Center is offering a new Zoom service designed to provide peer-to-peer support on adapting to virtual education settings. Get help with technology, Zoom and answers to basic library questions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Hours are subject to change based on usage and staff availability. Learn more.
 
Writing Center is Available Online: Writing Center services are available online. Writing tutors offer consultations and feedback through online meetings and written feedback on drafts. View the Writing Center's online calendar or schedule an appointment. Learn more on the Writing Center website or by emailing writingcenter@uidaho.edu.  
 
Emergency Fund Provides Financial Assistance to Students in Need: We, as a Vandal Family, are navigating through difficult times right now. And, for some, that might include struggling financially. The Bruce & Kathy Pitman Emergency Fund provides financial assistance to University of Idaho students who are experiencing emergency situations that impede academic progress and for those who cannot reasonably resolve their financial situation through other sources. Funds will be awarded as grants to help alleviate short-term financial needs. These grants are not loans and do not need to be repaid. Learn more.
 
Apply to be a Peer Health Educator: Vandal Health Education is accepting applications for fall 2020 Peer Health Educators. This is an undergraduate internship opportunity where students can enhance our healthy campus. Earn internship credit and boost your resume while gaining leadership skills and public health knowledge and experience. Email vandalhealthed@uidaho.edu for more information or apply online.
 
Ask a Trainer Virtual Meetings are Available: If you have questions about how to remain active at home during this time of social distancing, email bsturz@uidaho.edu to schedule a virtual meeting with a trainer. Learn more about stay well resources.
 
Undergraduate Researchers: Create an Online Research Profile on I-SURE: Have you been working on an undergraduate research project? Create your own research profile page on the web platform I-SURE and share your work with others, including future employers and graduate or professional school admission committees. Each page on I-SURE describes a student’s work and accomplishments and is developed and maintained by that student. Visit the Idaho Spotlight on Undergraduate Research Experiences (I-SURE) website to view student profile pages and create your own.
 
An Ergonomic Guide for Remote Work: With many individuals now working from home, Environmental Health and Safety has prepared a guide to setting up an ergonomic space for remote work. Called “Ergonomics at Home,” this short document provides ideas for arranging various work spaces to prevent repetitive motion injuries and other aches and pains. Learn more on the Environmental Health and 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

  • Fall Registration Opens: April 20
  • Deadline to Withdraw from Full-Term Classes or Change of P/F Grading: May 1
  • Deadline to Withdraw from Late Eight-Week Classes: May 1
  • Law Final Exams: May 4-15
  • Spring No Exam Week: May 4-8
  • Spring Final Exams: May 11-15

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.
April 13, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

WWAMI Medical Students Organize PPE Drive

With support from North Idaho AHEC, the Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program is collecting personal protective equipment (PPE) to support health care workers in the fight against COVID-19. Learn more and donate.

Accessing the Campus Internet

You can access the Moscow campus WiFi network by visiting a number of parking lot locations. You can also access Eduroam at any other institution’s campus and use their internet using your U of I log-in information.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness


Arts & Entertainment


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.

VandalStar Offers New Ways to Ask for Help

VandalStar has new options that allow you to request academic help electronically: “I Need Help with Online Tutoring and Peer Assisted Study Sessions” and “I Need Help with Academic Coaching and Academic Resources.” With one click, let others know you need support and/or info about services. Learn more.

Sign Up for The Argonaut Newsletter

The Argonaut student newspaper will be online-only for the remainder of the semester — but they're still publishing news, features and opinion pieces online daily. Get the latest headlines delivered to your inbox by signing up for the newsletter. Email Argonaut Editor-in-Chief Brianna Finnegan with ideas, questions or comments.

News and Updates

COVID-19 Updates Available on the Website: As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, stay up-to-date with the university updates on the COVID-19 webpage.
 
21 Days of Quarantine Support from UI Mind: UI Mind is offering 21 nourishing, grounding pre-recorded meditations, with tips for resilience, which will be uploaded to Soundcloud daily until Tuesday, April 21. Access the meditations on Soundcloud or sign up to receive a daily link to your inbox. Participate online.
 
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pick-Up Available Today and Wednesday: The Vandal Food Pantry cabinets are no longer available to community members and students due to building closures. To keep food available for patrons, a curbside pick-up will take place 10 a.m. through noon today, April 13, and noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center alleyway — between the Pitman Center and Greek Row. Bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size. There will be no substitutions on bags. Bags are packed based on recommendations from Feeding America.
 
Vandals Stay Connected, Coffee Chat is Wednesday: Attend the first Vandals Stay Connected event — a coffee chat — 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, via Zoom. Bring your favorite coffee, tea or water and unwind and chat with other students to promote physical distance, not social distance. Plus, enter to win a gift card for attending.
 
Algal Biodiesel Discussion is April 20: Join the Vandal Clean Energy Club and special guest presenter Brian He for a virtual discussion of algal biodiesel and its challenges, 5 p.m. Monday, April 20, via Zoom.
 
U of I Student Arts-Fee Grant Application Deadline Extended to April 24: The U of I Student Arts-Fee Grant application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 24. Grants of up to $5,000 are available to help fund creative projects occurring between September 2020 and August 2021. Grants can also be used to help fund educational opportunities in the arts that significantly impact campus. This grant, funded by the Student Arts-Fee, is open to students, faculty members and academic units. Preference is given to first-time grant seekers. Email uiarts@uidaho.edu with questions.
 
Apply to be a Peer Health Educator: Vandal Health Education is accepting applications for fall 2020 Peer Health Educators. This is an undergraduate internship opportunity where students can enhance our healthy campus. Earn internship credit and boost your resume while gaining leadership skills and public health knowledge and experience. Email vandalhealthed@uidaho.edu for more information or apply online.
 
Online Discrimination is Still Prohibited: Now that classes and other academic programs are being provided online, maintaining an academic program free from discrimination based on a protected class — race, sex, national origin — remains a high priority for the university. Learn more from the Office of Civil Rights and Investigations.
 
U of I International Research Report Now Available for Review: Between 2018 and 2019, roughly 10% of U of I’s faculty have left their footprints on foreign soil through research, publishing, teaching or collaboration activities, and their work spans six continents and 50 nations. These are just two of the key findings of U of I’s 2018-19 International Research Report, published by Scott Slovic, professor of English and American literature and Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) Faculty Fellow. The survey-based report, which also includes recommendations, was inspired by ORED’s fall 2018 Short and Sweet Talks presentation event, whose theme was “Global Reach.” View the report.

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

  • Fall Registration Opens: April 20
  • Deadline to Withdraw from Full-Term Classes or Change of P/F Grading: May 1
  • Deadline to Withdraw from Late Eight-Week Classes: May 1
  • Law Final Exams: May 4-15
  • Spring No Exam Week: May 4-8
  • Spring Final Exams: May 11-15

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

Copyright © 2020, University of Idaho, All rights reserved.


Our mailing address is:
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID 83844

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What's going on at the University of Idaho this week.
April 6, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

21 Days of Quarantine Support from UI Mind

UI Mind is offering 21 nourishing, grounding, pre-recorded meditations, with tips for resilience, which will be uploaded to SoundCloud daily until Tuesday, April 21. Access the meditations on Soundcloud or sign up to receive a daily link to your inbox. Participate online.

You Count! Fill Out the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census count on population is open for response. Mark yourself as living in the community where you have resided the most this year. Learn more and respond to the Census online or visit the Department of Student Involvement 2020 Census website.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • Vandal Food Pantry Drive-By Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Bruce M. Pitman Center alleyway, between the Pitman Center and Greek Row: Bags will be pre-stocked, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size and recommendations from Feeding America.
  • Mindfulness Monday's with Meggie: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Online via Zoom: During this season of social distancing, we can start to notice that there is still a lot of “doing,” but perhaps not enough “connecting.” Participate online.
  • UI Mind Drop-In Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom: A weekly community mindfulness practice with gentle, supportive guided practice. No experience is needed. Participate online.
  • Vandal Food Pantry Drive-By Pickup: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Bruce M. Pitman Center alleyway, between the Pitman Center and Greek Row: Bags will be pre-stocked, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size and recommendations from Feeding America.
  • Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom: This four-part class is 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.
  • UI Mind Friday Drop-In Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Friday, Online via Zoom: A nourishing mindfulness session for well-being. Participate online.


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.

Ask a Trainer Virtual Meetings Available

If you have questions about how to remain active at home during this time of social distancing, email bsturz@uidaho.edu to schedule a virtual meeting with a trainer. Learn more about stay well resources.

Applications Open for Fall ’20 Tutor, SI-PASS Leaders 

Applications are being accepted for SI-PASS leaders and tutors for Fall 2020. Students in all academic areas are encouraged to apply. Learn more and apply. Email tcs@uidaho.edu with questions.

News and Updates

COVID-19 Updates Available on the Website: As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, stay up-to-date with updates on the university’s COVID-19 webpage.
 
Energy and Environment Discussion is Today: Join the Vandal Clean Energy Club in a virtual discussion about the energy and environment, 5 p.m. today, April 6, via Zoom. The special guest speaker will be Professor Dev Shrestha.
 
Zoom Workshop: Focusing on Your Well-Being During Uncertainty, is Wednesday: Join via Zoom 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, for a workshop about focusing on well-being during uncertainty. It can be difficult to maintain routine, prioritize well-being and engage in self-care while navigating uncertainty and transition. In this workshop, participants will define well-being, learn tips to enhance their mental, physical and social well-being and brainstorm ways they can stay motivated during challenging times. Register online.
 
Cast Your Vote in the Education Abroad Photo Contest April 9-16: Visit the Education Abroad Instagram page to check out the opportunities U of I students have had over the past academic year abroad and vote for your favorite photo by giving it a like. Voting is open April 9-16 and the photo with the most likes will take home the grand prize.
 
Apply for a U of I Student-Arts Fee Grant; Deadline is Friday: Grants of up to $5,000 are available to help fund creative projects occurring between September 2020 and August 2021. Grants may also be used to help fund educational opportunities in the arts that significantly impact campus. This grant, funded by the Student Arts-Fee, is open to students, faculty members and academic units. Preference is given to first-time grant seekers. The application is available online and is due by Friday, April 10. Email uiarts@uidaho.edu with questions.
 
Data Science Competition 2020 is Open; Upload Your Solutions Online by April 30: The 2020 Data Science Competition is open. Sponsored by the College of Science, the competition tasks participants with developing a machine learning model that can automatically grade 20,000 hand-written calculus quizzes. The competition will end Thursday, April 30. Anyone with a University of Idaho email address is welcome to participate. However, prizes will be limited to currently registered undergraduate and graduate students. Learn more.
 
Zoom Privacy Update – U of I Login Can Be Required: University of Idaho Zoom sessions you join may now require you to login to Zoom using your U of I credentials before you can connect. This extra step is being added to some sessions in order to reduce the likelihood of “Zoombombing.” See the Zoom Privacy Protection Knowledge Base article for more information.
 
Student Computing Lab Remote Connection is Available: Now you can connect to a computer in a Student Computing Lab and use the software on that computer via any internet-connected computer. Students will need to use VPN and their U of I student account credentials to access the computer in the general lab on campus. This service is not yet available for all computer labs on campus, but others may offer the same service already or plan to in the future. Visit How do I access student lab computers remotely? for more information. Contact the Student Technology Center at support.uidaho.edu or 208-885-4357 with questions.
 
Career Services is Offering Appointments and Virtual Drop-Ins: Career Services is still here to help, with career advisors available to meet through Zoom or over the phone. The best way to schedule an appointment is through VandalStar. Select the career advisor in your Success Network, select Schedule Appointment and follow the instructions to access your Zoom meeting link or to provide a number for your career advisor to call. All scheduled appointments will be set in Pacific Standard Time. Drop-in hours are still taking place 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays through Zoom. To join the waiting room during the daily drop-in period, visit this Zoom link and a career advisor will meet with you shortly. Call 208-885-6121 or email careerservices@uidaho.edu with questions.
 
Writing Center Tutors Available Online: Writing support and advice from the Writing Center is available online, including web-based appointments with tutors and written feedback from tutors on drafts. Learn more or schedule an appointment by clicking on “Make an Appointment.”
 
Regalia Returns and Refunds: Graduating students and faculty who ordered regalia online or by phone can either request their package to be shipped to them at no additional charge, or request a refund by emailing alumni-regalia@uidaho.edu. Learn more.
 
Education Abroad Info Sessions Available Via Zoom: Take the first step toward your study abroad adventure and attend a first-time info session to learn about program opportunities, scholarships and how to make your study, research or internship abroad a reality. Email abroad@uidaho.edu or visit the website to schedule a visit and get your questions answered.
 
Apply for a Semester in the Wild: Applications are being accepted for Semester in the Wild, an opportunity for students from any university and any program to spend 12 weeks learning about ecology, environmental writing, wilderness management, environmental history and leadership within the pristine wilderness of the Taylor Wilderness Research Station, located deep in the heart of the Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness. Students will learn in an outdoor setting. Learn more online or email tayranch@uidaho.edu.
 
Spring Hours for the Statistical Consulting Center: The Statistical Consulting Center helps with statistical design and analysis so researchers can produce high-quality, reproducible research. They 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. The Statistical Consulting Center is holding Zoom meetings this spring. Email stats-scc@uidaho.edu for an appointment.

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

  • Fall Registration Opens: April 20
  • Deadline to Withdraw from Full-Term Classes or Change of P/F Grading: May 1
  • Deadline to Withdraw from Late Eight-Week Classes: May 1
  • Law Final Exams: May 4-15
  • Spring No Exam Week: May 4-8
  • Spring Final Exams: May 11-15

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 30, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Get Technical Help Virtually

U of I may be operating under COVID-19 protocols, but that doesn’t mean ITS is not available to help students with their technology issues. Learn more about getting the technical help you need.

Energy and Environment Discussion is April 6

Join the Vandal Clean Energy Club in a discussion about the energy and environment, 5 p.m. Monday, April 6, via Zoom. The special guest speaker will be Professor Dev Shrestha.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • Athena Conversations of Care: Flourishing: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Online via Zoom: Katie Schiffelbein, director of the American Language and Culture Program, will share various elements of well-being theory and shame resilience theory. Participants will leave with practical steps to increase their well-being. Participate online.
  • Mobile Food Pantry: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Parking Lot 108, west of the Student Recreation Center: Fresh food and non-perishables are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • UI Mind Drop-In Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom: A weekly community mindfulness practice with gentle, supportive guided practice. No experience is needed. Participate online.
  • Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom: This four-part class is 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.


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.

Limited Hours for Vandal Food Pantry

Vandal Food Pantry cabinets are closed due to building closures. A “drive-through” pick-up will be 10 a.m. to noon today, March 30, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center alleyway, between the Pitman and Greek Row. See the Food Pantry schedule.

Vandals in Focus 2020 Now Available

Vandals dive into their education, searching out opportunities beyond the classroom where they can make a difference. In Vandals in Focus 2020, student writers and photographers highlight a few of these outstanding student projects.

News and Updates

COVID-19 Updates Available on the Website: As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, stay up-to-date with university updates on the COVID-19 webpage.

Free Qigong and Transformational Wellness Class: The Department of Movement Sciences will be hosting a virtual Qigong and Transformational Wellness class 9-10 a.m. every Monday through Saturday. Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to attend via Zoom. This class is free and will end Saturday, May 9.

Changes to Academic Calendar: In light of challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, the course withdrawal date and semester withdrawal date has been extended to Friday, May 1, for Spring 2020. Undergraduate and graduate students — except for law — can also opt in to pass/fail grading for Spring 2020 courses. This option is available for all classes except for eight-week courses that have already concluded. Students must opt in by May 1. Undergraduate and graduate students considering opting in to pass/fail grading need to carefully consider their decision and reach out to their academic or faculty advisor with questions. University Advising Services academic advisors are available to offer support via phone or Zoom. Schedule appointments through VandalStar. Faculty advisor contact information is available through VandalStar in the My Success Network. Email advising@uidaho.edu for all other advising needs. Directions for opting in to pass/fail grading are available online. You can also find directions for course withdrawal and semester withdrawal online.

Parking and Transportation Services Updates: The Parking and Transportation Services office at 1006 Railroad St. in the Intermodal Transit Center is closed to the public, but the Parking and Transportation Services customer service team will continue answering the phone and responding to emails as normal. The University of Idaho Moscow campus will continue with academic break parking enforcement rules until the first day of fall semester, Monday, Aug. 24. Read more.
 
Academic Support is Available Online: Tutoring and College Success continues to provide academic support online. Academic Coaching is available virtually by Zoom or phone. Students can make appointments online via VandalStar or by emailing acadcoaching@uidaho.edu. SI-PASS (Peer-Assisted Study Sessions) will maintain the Spring 2020 schedule with Zoom sessions. Learn more about SI-PASS and see the schedule. Email si-pass@uidaho.edu with questions. Drop-in Tutoring sessions will also maintain the Spring 2020 schedule via Zoom. Email tutoring@uidaho.edu to inquire about individual tutoring appointments. Email tcs@uidaho.edu with general questions about academic support.
 
VandalStar Time Zone Reminder: When scheduling VandalStar appointments with U of I faculty and staff, be sure your digital device, VandalStar account Profile and Outlook Calendar are all set to your current time zone. This ensures your VandalStar appointment time matches with the U of I person you’re scheduling with. VandalStar automatically defaults to Pacific time. If you’re in Mountain time or another time zone, you will need to change it. Contact the VandalStar Technical Team at vandalstar@uidaho.edu or 208-885-8787 for questions or troubleshooting support.
 
Writing Center Tutors Available Online: With the move to online classes, writing support and advice from the Writing Center is available online, including web-based appointments with tutors and written feedback from tutors on drafts. Learn more or schedule an appointment by clicking on “Make an Appointment.”
 
Pop-In Leadership Continues Mondays and Wednesdays via Zoom: The Department of Student Involvement will continue to provide the POP-IN Leadership Series 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Mondays and 2-3 p.m. on Wednesdays via Zoom for the remainder of the semester. Learn more.
 
The U of I Library is Here for You: Need help finding articles or have other library questions? Chat with a U of I librarian from the dorms, from home or elsewhere. Want to pass some time or take your mind off of everything? Check out the library’s resources for accessing movies, music and educational workshops. Visit the library’s COVID-19 resources page to learn about the latest changes to services, programs and hours.
 
Continue to Engage in a Healthy, Active Lifestyle with PEB 106 I-FIT Walk/Jog/Cycle: Movement Sciences has created a physical activity class for U of I students to continue to engage in a healthy active lifestyle while also adhering to the public health directive for people to engage in social distancing. The one credit PEB 106 I-FIT Walk/Jog/Cycle class for the second quarter Spring 2020 term allows students to engage in physical activity of their choosing while selecting the time and place to fit their context. Contact Philip Scruggs at pwscruggs@uidaho.edu or 208-885-2192 for more informaiton.
 
VandalStore Starbucks Closed: Per Public Health Emergency Order No. 20-01, the VandalStore's Starbucks is closed until further notice. The VandalStore will remain open for the time being.
 
Showcase Your Work at the Virtual U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium; Abstract Deadline is April 3: The Office of Undergraduate Research invites undergraduates to present their work at the 2020 U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium. This event is designed to showcase student research, scholarly work and creative activities from all disciplines at the University of Idaho. In light of the concern over the spread of COVID-19, this year’s event will be offered as a virtual symposium. The event will take place Monday, April 27. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, April 3. Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research website for more information about this year’s virtual symposium, including the online abstract submission form. Email our@uidaho.edu with questions.
 
Athena Student Excellence Award Nomination Period Extended to April: While Athena has canceled this year’s Women of the Year and Athena Student Excellence Award Reception, awardees will be chosen and honored remotely this spring, with plans to celebrate them in-person next fall at the kick-off meeting. The deadline to nominate individuals has been extended to 5 p.m. Friday, April 10.
 
Learn About Grad School and Funding Opportunities: Due to COVID-19-related adjustments, Graduate School 101 and Funding 102 will not be held in-person this semester. To learn about these topics, see the recorded version of Graduate School 101 and Funding 102. Contact Kate Strum with questions.
 
Supporting Students in Recovery from Addiction: Vandal Health Education is dedicated to supporting Vandals in recovery from substance use addiction, especially now as students engage in social distancing in response to COVID-19. If you are a student in recovery, or even just looking to cut back on substance use, consider reaching out to Vandal Health Education to share your insight by emailing aod@uidaho.edu to set up a Zoom meeting.

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

  • Fall Academic Advising Begins: March 30
  • Summer Registration Opens: March 30
  • Fall Registration Opens: April 20

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 23, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Facebook Live with Dean of Students is Today

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

Writing Center Tutors Available Online

With the move to online classes, writing support and advice from the Writing Center is available online, including web-based appointments with tutors and written feedback from tutors on drafts. Learn more or schedule an appointment by clicking on “Make an Appointment.”

Events This Week


Health & Wellness


Academics & Workshops

  • Using Lucky Iron Fish to Treat Anemia: Malcolm Renfrew Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, online via Zoom: What do a nutritionist, foreign language specialist and analytical chemist have in common? The answer is a fish-shaped iron ingot branded as Lucky Iron Fish (LIF). A collaborative team of U of I and Washington State University researchers is using LIF as a simple and inexpensive approach to remediating iron deficiency anemia. Participate online.
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Scholar Program Overview: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, online via Zoom: Representatives from the Institute of International Education will discuss the Fulbright U.S. Student Scholar Program and answer questions. Participate online.
  • Dissertation Support Group: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Brink Hall, Paul J. Joyce Faculty and Staff Lounge and online via Zoom: Ben Ridenhour will facilitate a weekly dissertation support group aimed at candidate-level doctoral students — though others are welcome to attend. The weekly meetings will involve goal setting, troubleshooting and peer and faculty support activities. Participate online.

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.

COVID-19 Updates Available on the Website

As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, stay up-to-date with university updates on the university’s COVID-19 webpage.

Academic Coaching Available Virtually

Talk with Academic Coaches via phone, Zoom, etc. Schedule appointments online through vandalstar.uidaho.edu or call 208-885-1021.

News and Updates

U of I Transitions to Online/Remote Instruction: For the safety and health of our students, faculty, staff and community, beginning today, March 23, no classes will be held in-person through the end of the semester. All events are also canceled through the end of the semester, including Commencement ceremonies. More information is available online.

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

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

Refunds of Fees and Other Services are Coming: We are working diligently to establish processes and procedures for refund/credit of certain fees associated with labs, programs, field trips and other similar educational activities. We do not yet have these procedures in place but will send an additional communication when we are prepared to respond to inquiries. In the meantime, we ask for your patience, and encourage you to be respectful of staff who are working to ensure refunds, waivers and other financial issues are handled appropriately.

Residence Halls and Vandals Dining Remain Open: Residence Halls will remain open and Vandals Dining will continue to offer meal services though classes are moved online. All meals will now be served in a “to-go” only capacity, and seated dining will no longer be available. Meal periods will see a break in serving time in an effort to cleanse all contact surfaces before the next meal period begins. A Vandals Dining team member will be present to continually disinfect meal serving areas during serving times. The practice of social distancing will be encouraged and implemented via designated waiting areas 6 feet apart before entering The Hub and during service. To learn more, visit the Vandals Dining COVID-19 Updates webpage or the university’s COVID-19 webpage.
 
Student Payment Plan Late Fees Waived: Due to the employment turbulence from the COVID-19 pandemic, U of I is waiving late fees on student payment plans for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Contact Student Accounts if you have further concerns about your account.

The Census is Coming; Mark Yourself According to Where You Live the Most: Students, you count. The 2020 Census count on population, which determines how much federal funding flows into local communities for roads, schools and other critical needs along with government representation, is now open for response. Mail notifications have been sent. With measures taken to mitigate COVID-19, University of Idaho students should follow federal regulations concerning the Census and mark themselves as living in the community where they are residing the most, not where they are physically on April 1, Census Day. Students should reply to the Census as soon as possible. More information is available online. The Census Bureau has modified its operations to make sure students are counted in the 2020 CensusLearn more. 

VandalStar Connects Remote Students to Campus: VandalStar gives you the tools you need to function successfully as a remote student. Its mobile-friendly and compatible with all devices and offers online appointment scheduling; a place to connect with your campus community; a way to get timely help from your instructors, advisors and others; and a searchable campus services listing featuring more than 45 university services and programs. Learn more.

Student Rec Center Closed Until Further Notice: In an effort to promote social distancing, the Student Recreation Center is closed until further notice. For questions about membership and more, visit the SRC Closure FAQ webpage.
 
ITS Offers Technology Borrowing for Online Course Delivery: The University of Idaho has now transitioned from face-to-face instruction. This effort is to provide for an increase in social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. To assist with this transition, ITS has equipment available for check-out on the Moscow campus. Students can find information about how to request to borrow hardware for academic courses online.
 
Adobe Creative Cloud Temporary At-Home Access for Faculty and Students: As a result of classes moving to online delivery, Adobe has provided temporary at-home access to Adobe Creative Cloud for impacted students and faculty so that they can continue their work. Learn more about this at-home access. Follow the instructions online to enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device.
 
VandalStore Hours Changing: Effective March 22, the VandalStore's hours will be: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and closed Sunday. Starbucks hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and closed Sunday. These changes will be in effect until further notice.
 
Library Moving to Reduced Hours: Beginning Sunday, March 22, the U of I Library will reduce its hours of operation. These hours are subject to further change based on usage: 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
 
Closures and New Hours for Some Multi-Use Facilities: In response to growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19, Memorial Gym's basketball court and the swimming pool have been closed until further notice. The Kibbie Dome and Memorial Gym have moved to new hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on weekends.
 
March 24 Write-In Workshop Canceled: The College of Graduate Studies has canceled the Write-In Workshop originally scheduled for tomorrow, March 24.
 
Apply or Nominate for the Athena Student Excellence Award; Deadline for Nominations is Friday: Applications and nominations are open for the Athena Student Excellence Award. The award aims to support and recognize students at the University of Idaho. Through this award, Athena also intends to recognize and develop individuals who promote access, inclusion and advancement of women through their course of study or co-curricular activities. The selection is particularly interested in recognizing diverse and underrepresented individuals. To apply or nominate, visit the website. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 27.
 
Showcase Your Work at the Virtual U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium; Abstract Deadline is April 3: The Office of Undergraduate Research invites undergraduates to present their work at the 2020 U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium. This event is designed to showcase student research, scholarly work and creative activities from all disciplines at the University of Idaho. In light of the concern over the spread of COVID-19, this year’s event will be offered as a virtual symposium. The event will be Monday, April 27. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, April 3. Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research website for more information about this year’s virtual symposium, including the online abstract submission form. Email our@uidaho.edu with questions.
 
Apply for a U of I Student-Arts Fee Grant; Deadline is April 10: Grants of up to $5,000 are available to help fund creative projects occurring between September 2020 and August 2021. Grants may also be used to help fund educational opportunities in the arts that significantly impact campus. This grant, funded by the Student Arts-Fee, is open to students, faculty members and academic units. Preference is given to first-time grant seekers. The application is available online and is due by Friday, April 10. Email uiarts@uidaho.edu with questions.
 
Data Science Competition 2020 is Now Open; Upload Your Solutions Online: The 2020 Data Science Competition is open. Sponsored by the College of Science, the competition tasks participants with developing a machine learning model that can automatically grade 20,000 hand-written calculus quizzes. The competition will end Thursday, April 30. Anyone with a University of Idaho email address is welcome to participate. However, prizes will be limited to currently registered undergraduate and graduate students. Learn more.
 
Apply for a Semester in the Wild: Applications are being accepted for Semester in the Wild, an opportunity for students from any university and any program to spend 12 weeks learning about ecology, environmental writing, wilderness management, environmental history and leadership within the pristine wilderness of the Taylor Wilderness Research Station deep in the heart of the Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness. Learn more online or email tayranch@uidaho.edu.
 
U of I - WSU Women’s Leadership Conference Postponed Until Fall: Amid escalating concerns and precautionary measures being taken around the containment of COVID-19 nationwide, Washington State University’s and the University of Idaho’s joint annual Women’s Leadership Conference is being rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 8. All current arrangements for the conference will remain in place. Presenters with accepted workshop proposals will remain on the schedule of events unless they indicate they are unable to attend on Sept. 8. Read more.
 
21st Annual Tutxinmepu Powwow Canceled: As proactive measure against COVID-19, the 21st annual Tutxinmepu Powwow, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, has been canceled. The event, hosted by the Native American Student Center in conjunction with the Native American Student Association and the University of Idaho, is a student-run event which draws hundreds of Native American dancers, drummers and artisans from across the Northwest.
 
Spring Parent and Family Weekend is Canceled: The University of Idaho and Student Alumni Relations Board has canceled Spring Parent and Family Weekend this year. We understand this may be disappointing, but the safety and health of the Vandal Family is our top priority. If you paid an event registration or other fee, it will be refunded within the next few weeks. We will celebrate with you and the rest of the Vandal Family during Fall Parent and Family Weekend, Nov. 6-8. Contact Marie Duncan with questions at marie@uidaho.edu or 208-885-5366.
 
Students’ U: Drive Files Were Migrated to OneDrive During Spring Break: Files saved to students’ U: drive were migrated to the OneDrive cloud-based location during Spring Break. Students should have received a final notification when the migration was completed with information on what to expect and a link to OneDrive. Files were migrated to a folder called “U Drive” to avoid overwriting any files already stored on OneDrive accounts. Cloud storage aligns with the university's goals of improving collaboration and innovation and allows any users to create and share documents almost anywhere on any internet-connected device. Learn more about these changes and next steps.
 
General Computer Labs and Classrooms Upgraded to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Over Spring Break: U of I general computer labs and classrooms were upgraded to the Office 365 ProPlus over Spring Break. Office 365 ProPlus is part of a suite of applications including online and mobile versions of traditional Office applications and has features that make saving and using files more convenient. Learn more about these changes and next steps.
 
Supporting Students in Recovery from Addiction: Vandal Health Education is dedicated to supporting Vandals in recovery from substance use addiction, especially now as students engage in social distancing in response to COVID-19. If you are a student in recovery, or even just looking to cut back on substance use, consider reaching out to Vandal Health Education to share your insight via Zoom by emailing aod@uidaho.edu.
 
You Can Raise Your Hand in VandalStar: In the upcoming weeks, course instructors will assess students’ academic progress and submit midterm grades in VandalWeb. If you are a student who earned two or more midterm grades of D or F, you will receive a VandalStar email notification. Take immediate action by reaching out to your instructor(s) and advisor and seeking out academic resources if needed. Use VandalStar to request help quickly and online any time by clicking the “Raise Your Hand” icon from the main drop-down menu. This VandalStar feature is available year-round for students to access.
 
Studded Snow Tire Season Ends: It’s officially spring, and the winter studded snow tire season is coming to an end. While these tires are legal in Idaho until the end of April, removal deadlines in neighboring states vary. Most are earlier, some are later — read more on the I-Safety webpage.

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 23
  • Deadline to Add or Drop Late Eight-Week Classes: March 27
  • Fall Academic Advising Begins: March 30
  • Summer Registration Opens: March 30
  • Deadline to Withdraw or Change Semester Classes to Audit: April 3
  • Fall Registration Opens: April 20
  • Deadline to Withdraw from Late Eight-Week Classes: April 24

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 9, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Popcorn and Primaries is Tomorrow

Join the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action in the ASUI Vandal Student Lounge 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, March 10, for popcorn and learn how to vote in the Idaho primaries. Need a ride to the polls? Catch a shuttle. The first 100 students will receive a $5 Dutch Bros. gift card.

Fresh Check Day is Wednesday

Fresh Check Day, a celebratory mental health fair that seeks to increase awareness, connect students to resources and increase a sense of community, will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the ISUB. The event includes several interactive booths, music, food and prizes.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • Therapy Dogs at the Library: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, U of I Library, Room 101: Destress and relax with four-legged friends from Palouse Paws Therapy Dogs.
  • UI Mind Drop-In Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Teaching and Learning Center, Room 223: A weekly community mindfulness practice with gentle, supportive guided practice. No experience is needed. Participate online.
  • Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Student Health Center, Room 120: This four-part class is geared toward helping participants increase their motivation to quit smoking, learn effective approaches for quitting and guide them in making a successful quit attempt.
  • Zen Day: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Wallace Residence Center, Wallace Basement: Take a break from midterms and relax with yoga, a tarot card reading, free food and more.
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training: 10-11 a.m. Friday, ISUB, Crest Room: This evidenced-based, one-hour training program will help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide.


Arts & Entertainment


Athletics & Recreation


Academics & Workshops

  • How to Find a Missing Literary Masterpiece: Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, ISUB, Whitewater Room: Professor Zachary Turpin, Department of English, will detail the lost books by Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Mark Twain and more that may still be at large, as well as how you can find them in just five easy steps.
  • Chemistry Seminar Series: Imaging Gas-Surface and Solution-Surface Reactions in Small Steps: 12:30-1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Renfrew Hall, Room 111: David Y. Lee, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering Program at Washington State University, will speak.
  • Dissertation Support Group: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Brink Hall, Paul J. Joyce Faculty and Staff Lounge: Ben Ridenhour will facilitate a weekly dissertation support group aimed at candidate-level doctoral students — though others are welcome to attend. The weekly meetings will involve goal setting, troubleshooting and peer and faculty support activities. Participate online.
  • Academic Coaching Drop-In: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Wallace Residence Center, Basement, Student Success Program: Academic coaches will be present to work one-on-one with students to examine learning styles, habits of working and difficulties or barriers to success.
  • Writing Center Drop-In: 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Wallace Residence Center, Basement, Student Success Program: Writing Center tutors will be available to provide tutoring.
  • ASUI Senate Meeting: 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, ISUB, Whitewater Room: A weekly meeting to discuss Associated Students University of Idaho (ASUI) legislation.
  • From Internet Addicts to e-Sports Athletes: Digital Game Culture in China: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Teaching and Learning Center, Room 045: Marcella Szablewicz, Pace University in New York City, will present on the line between internet addiction and e-Sports athleticism in China. This talk is part of the China on the Palouse Speakers Series.
  • National Society of Black Engineers U of I Chapter Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Best Western Plus University Inn, Silver Room, 1516 Pullman Rd.: The National Society of Black Engineers-U of I Dynamic Engineers 13th annual spring lecture series seeks to transform and motivate students on current technology, economic and socio-political milestones.

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 Hands-On Cooking Class March 11

A hands-on cooking class will be 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the Niccolls Building Foods Lab, Room 102. Make two simple and healthy recipes. This class is designed for the inexperienced cook, but all skill levels are welcome. Learn more.

Submit to the Outdoor Photo Contest by March 21

Submit a photo on the theme of “Wild Places Near and Far” to the 2020 Conservation and Environment Club outdoor photo contest. Deadline to submit is Saturday, March 21. Winners will be announced Thursday, March 26. Learn more.

News and Updates

COVID-19 Updates Available on the Website: As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, a Q&A has been created and placed on the website. The situation is rapidly changing and, while health officials encourage everyone to be cautious, U of I is not, at this time, implementing any immediate changes to its normal processes.
 
No My UI During Spring Break: There will be no My UI next week due to the Spring Break holiday. My UI will return to its regular schedule the week of March 23.
 
Account Login Changes Coming Today: To improve the availability of login services in the U of I systems, changes will be made today, March 9, for some of the most used sites. You will now be required to use your full U of I email address to log in to these sites. The login screen for sites such as BbLearn, VandalWeb, Zoom, Duo, Qualtrics, FAMIS and Chrome River will be on a page with a URL that includes “login.microsoftonline.com” — see examples of new login screens. A complete list of applications included in this change and a schedule when other applications are to change is available onlineLearn more about these changes and next steps.
 
You Can Raise Your Hand in VandalStar: In the upcoming weeks, course instructors will assess students’ academic progress and submit midterm grades in VandalWeb. If you are a student who earned two or more midterm grades of D or F, you will receive a VandalStar email notification. Take immediate action by reaching out to your instructor(s) and advisor and seeking out academic resources if needed. Use VandalStar to request help quickly and online any time by clicking the “Raise Your Hand” icon from the main drop-down menu. This VandalStar feature is available year-round for students to access.
 
Berna Karali to Speak During the Agricultural Economic and Rural Sociology Seminar Series Today: An Agricultural Economic and Rural Sociology Seminar Series featuring Berna Karali of the University of Georgia will be 2-3 p.m. today, March 9, in the Agricultural Science Building, Room 062. Karali will discuss “Can Private Forecasters Beat the USDA? Analysis of Relative Accuracy of Crop Acreage and Production Forecasts,” which evaluates the bias, accuracy and informational value of USDA crop acreage and production forecasts relative to their private counterparts for corn, soybeans and winter wheat over the 1965-2019 marketing years.
 
Pop-In for an Hour of Leadership Today and Wednesday: Pop-in to the Department of Student Involvement for popcorn and an hour of leadership 1:30-2:30 p.m. today, March 9, and 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. Today’s topic is “Mastering Tough Conversations” and Wednesday’s topic is “Social Justice Leadership.”
 
Pi Day Celebration and Integration Bee is Thursday: The Math Club presents the 18th annual Pi Day Celebration and Integration Bee, 3-5 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the ISUB, Summit Room. Everyone is invited to show off their calculus skills, help extend the digits on the pi paper chain and eat pie.
 
General Computer Labs and Classrooms Upgrade to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Will Take Place During Spring Break: U of I general computer labs and classrooms will upgrade to the Office 365 ProPlus over Spring Break. Office 365 ProPlus is part of a suite of applications including online and mobile versions of traditional Office applications and has features that make saving and using files more convenient. Learn more about these changes and next steps.
 
Students’ U: Drive files Migrating to OneDrive During Spring Break: Files saved to students’ U: drive will be migrated to the OneDrive cloud-based location beginning Saturday, March 14. Students will receive an email notification about the migration this week. A second notification will be sent when the migration has begun. Students will not have access to their files until the migration is complete. A final notification will be received when the migration is complete with information on what to expect and a link to OneDrive. Files will be migrated to a folder called “U Drive” to avoid overwriting any files already stored on OneDrive accounts. Cloud storage aligns with the university's goals of improving collaboration and innovation and allows any users to create and share documents almost anywhere on any internet-connected device. Learn more about these changes and next steps.
 
Mark Your Calendars for GradFair, March 24-25: Browse all the things necessary to look the part for the commencement ceremony in December or May and prepare to connect with the 109,000 living alumni worldwide. Most importantly, pick up your regalia orders onsite, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 24-25, in the ISUB, Summit Conference Center. Learn more.
 
Show Your Advisor and Mentor Appreciation: Spring 2020 classes are well underway, and registration for fall is right around the corner. Take the time to let your advisor and mentors on campus know how much their guidance has meant to you by completing an online survey and a card with your comments will be delivered to your advisor.
 
Writing Center Support Around Campus — “Write Where You Need It:” Writing Center tutors are popping up at new locations around campus. In addition to offering consultations in the Writing Center and library, tutors are available for drop-in tutoring in the thinkTANK in the Janssen Engineering Building, in the Wallace Basement Student Support Program and at pop-up locations in the ISUB. Visit the Writing Center website and online calendar for details, or email writingcenter@uidaho.edu for more information.
 
Call for Applications for CDIL Fellowship Programs; Deadline to Apply is March 27: Applications for the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) 2020 Graduate and Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship programs are open and due by Friday, March 27. With the support of the College of Graduate Studies and the Office of Undergraduate Research, CDIL is offering summer fellowships for graduate and undergraduate students from any college. Fellows will work part time for 10 weeks on the development of CDIL-related digital scholarship projects, including both projects related to CDIL-connected faculty or of the student’s own creation. Undergraduates will earn $13 per hour and graduate students will earn $16 per hour. Learn more.
 
Winter Sand and Gravel Cleanup Begins: 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 until and after 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 workers are using hearing protection and may not hear or see you approach. Give them a wide berth for your own safety. Read the I-Safety featured tip this week 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 Exams: March 9
  • Midterm Grades Due: March 16
  • Spring Break: March 16
  • Late Eight-Week Classes Begin: March 23
  • Deadline to Add or Drop Late Eight-Week Classes: March 27
  • Fall Academic Advising Begins: March 30
  • Summer Registration Opens: March 30
  • Deadline to Withdraw or Change Semester Classes to Audit: April 3
  • Fall Registration Opens: April 20
  • Deadline to Withdraw from Late Eight-Week Classes: April 24

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. 24, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week is Feb. 24-28

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is this week, Feb. 24-28. It aims to improve understanding of eating disorders, their causes and treatments and to empower everyone to reduce risk factors and join prevention efforts. Learn more and view the schedule.  

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is Feb. 28-29

Student performers, jazz fans and world renown jazz artists will visit the Moscow campus as part of the 53rd Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Feb. 28-29. Learn more and get your tickets, which are 50% off from general admission prices for students.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training: Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, ISUB, Crest Room: Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope, get help and save a life.
  • UI Mind Drop-in Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Teaching and Learning Center, Room 223: A weekly community mindfulness practice with gentle, supportive guided practice. No experience is needed.
  • Vandalizing the Kitchen: 4–5 p.m. Wednesday, Student Recreation Center, Room 103: Learn the basics of cooking nutritious meals quickly and on a budget and sample three themed recipes.
  • Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Student Health Center, Room 120: This four-part class is geared toward helping participants increase their motivation to quit smoking, learn effective approaches for quitting and guide them in making a successful quit attempt.
  • Intuitive Eating Workshop: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Student Recreation Center, Room 103: Learn the basics of intuitive eating, including how to make food choices without guilt, honor hunger and enjoy the pleasure of eating.


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