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College of Law Celebrates Honorees at Class of 2015 Dinner and Commencement

Posted Thu, 28 May 2015 15:38:06 PST

The University of Idaho College of Law celebrated its outstanding faculty and students at its Class of 2015 Dinner and commencement ceremony earlier this month. Four students were recognized during the Class of 2015 Dinner: Michaela Adams and Teresa Bode received the Spirit of the Clinic Award; Nii-Amaa Ollennu received the Outstanding Student Service Award; and Alayne Randall received the Spirit... Read more

UI Names New Dean of Students

Posted Thu, 28 May 2015 10:44:25 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – May 28, 2015 — The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Blaine Eckles has been named the Dean of Students, effective July 13. Eckles, who received his doctorate in Adult, Organizational Learning and Leadership from UI Boise in 2011, has been working as the Associate Dean of Students at Boise State University since December 2011. He has also worked as BSU&rsqu... Read more

UI Hires New Vice President for Advancement

Posted Wed, 27 May 2015 11:39:08 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – May 27, 2015 — The University of Idaho is pleased to announce alumna Mary Kay McFadden has been named the vice president for Advancement, effective Aug. 30, 2015. McFadden, a 1980 graduate of UI, began her career in academia at her alma mater as the assistant director in what was then known as the High School/College Relations Office. In 1984, she became the associate d... Read more

UI Soccer, International Affairs Researcher Available to Discuss Impact of FIFA Arrests

Posted Wed, 27 May 2015 09:43:58 PST

Early this morning, Swiss authorities arrested several top soccer officials on U.S. federal corruption charges. The charges stem from an FBI investigation, which alleges widespread corruption in FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, over the past 20 years. Bill Smith, the director of the University of Idaho’s Martin Institute and Program in International Studies, is available to speak... Read more

UI Library Announces Online Access to Latah County Oral History Collection

Posted Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 PST

A collection of more than 300 oral histories from people who grew up in North Idaho during the early 20th century is now online through the University of Idaho Library’s Digital Initiatives at http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/digital/lcoh/. This collection is a digital representation of the Latah County Oral History Collection, which is held by the UI Library's Special Collections and Archives. T... Read more

UI Boise Business Breakfast Speaker to Look at Biotechnology’s Role in Idaho’s Future

Posted Thu, 21 May 2015 10:37:33 PST

Entrepreneur and researcher Ed Penhoet will be the University of Idaho Boise Presidential Keynote and Business Breakfast speaker with his talk “The Value of Research in Economic Development. Biotechnology: Its Role in Idaho’s Future.” The talk will take place 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, at the Eighth & Main building in downtown Boise. “Ed Penhoet brings Idaho his v... Read more

UI Extension Latah County 4-H, Potlatch School Partnership Wins Grant for After-school Program

Posted Wed, 20 May 2015 15:44:11 PST

POTLATCH, Idaho –– The after-school program in Potlatch operated by the University of Idaho Extension Latah County 4-H Youth Development program in partnership with the Potlatch School District has received a $159,258 annual grant, renewable for up to five years, from the Idaho State Department of Education. The Idaho 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant builds on and ... Read more

Prichard Exhibit Examines Conversations Around Endangerment

Posted Tue, 19 May 2015 15:11:46 PST

ENDANGERED at the Prichard Art Gallery will feature work by regional artists and poets Friday, May 22, through Saturday, June 6. There will be an opening reception and reading of poems in the ENDANGERED exhibit at the Prichard on Thursday, May 21. The reception begins at 5 p.m., with readings at 6 p.m. Music will be provided by John Paul Shields. The poets and artists have created work inspired a... Read more

Moscow Theater Students, Professor Travel to Moscow, Russia, in June

Posted Tue, 19 May 2015 15:00:14 PST

Four students and a professor from the University of Idaho Theatre Arts program will immerse themselves in Russian culture as part of an intensive four-week program with the Moscow (Russia) Art Theatre School in June. Mason Clark of Yakima, Washington; Lo Miles of Spokane, Washington; Dan Poppen of Sioux City, Iowa; and Alex Wendel from Charles City, Iowa; along with UI assistant professor Matt F... Read more

CALS Dean: USDA Report Shows Ag Job Openings Exceed Grad Totals

Posted Fri, 15 May 2015 13:12:02 PST

With the University of Idaho’s Moscow Commencement Saturday, graduates from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will find strong opportunities in agricultural careers, said John Foltz, the college’s dean. He should know. Foltz, an agricultural economist, served as a consultant on the U.S. Department of Agriculture report issued Monday that analyzed agricultural job trends fo... Read more