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Ag Student Groups Operate Corn Maze at Lewiston Roundup
Posted: Friday, October 8 2010
Written by Bill Loftus LEWISTON, Idaho – The Clearwater Corn Maze in Lewiston opens Friday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m., but it has already exceeded expectations. The nearly 11-acre cornfield next to the Lewiston Roundup Grounds at 2100 Tammany Creek Road stands 10 to 12 feet tall. "We thought this variety would grow 8 or 9 feet," said Lewiston farmer Phil Kaufman, who grew the corn. The maze will opera...
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Preserving Your Victory Garden Harvest Class Starts July 6
Tuesday, July 6 2010 at 6:00 PM to Tuesday, July 27 at 9:00 PM
In response to growing interest in small scale local food production, the University of Idaho Extension in Bonner County will present “Preserving Your Victory Garden harvest” as the final sequence of classes in the Victory Garden series. The four class series will cover water bath and pressure canning; drying foods and making pickles; and preparing jams jellies, and pie fillings. Cost of the serie...
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Spring General Faculty Meeting
Wednesday, May 12 2010 at 2:00 PM
The Spring General Faculty Meeting will be held in the Silver and Gold Room of the Student Union Building on May 12 at 2 p.m.
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Best Practices For Developing Graduate Student Professional Skills
Wednesday, March 31 2010 at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Graduate faculty are invited to attend a seminar entitled “Best Practices For Developing Graduate Student Professional Skills.” Stephen Devadoss, Lisette Waits, and Mark Warner will share their advice and suggest broad brush techniques used by them and/or their departments to help graduate students develop general professional skills such as conducting research, writing/editing manuscripts, dev...
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University Researchers Learn Better Ways to Talk About Scholarship and Innovation
Thursday, September 15 2011 at 7:00 PM
University of Idaho researchers, graduate students and anyone who wants to improve communications skills will benefit from a free, public lecture by Nancy Baron, an internationally recognized scholar who specializes in communications training. Baron's visit was initiated by the College of Natural Resources and is sponsored by all of the academic colleges on campus, as well as the Research and Prov...
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Protecting Data After You’re Done With It
Posted: Thursday, April 1 2010
It’s an all too familiar news story: sensitive information on surplused computer hard drives becomes publicly available because the information was not properly removed. In the always-changing regulatory environment, security is a unique challenge. All it takes is one misstep to compromise sensitive information. We are all aware of the need to protect the data in our control on a day-to-day basi...
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Retirement Celebration: Gary Fuller
Posted: Tuesday, January 17 2012
Join the University Controller’s Office for the retirement celebration for Gary Fuller, manager of asset accounting, to thank him for over 33 years of service to the University, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the SUB Gold Room. Light refreshments will be served.
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University of Idaho Night at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival
Wednesday, August 24 2011 at 6:00 PM (Mountain Time)
Join University of Idaho president M. Duane Nellis, alumni and friends for "University of Idaho Night" at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
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Ombuds Office has new web address
Posted: Tuesday, November 23 2010
The new web address for the Ombuds Office is www.uidaho.edu/ombuds. For those managing web pages, please update Ombuds Office links on your sites.
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Retirement Reception for Bev Fuller
Friday, October 29 2010 at 2:00 PM
Bev Fuller is retiring after 30+ years at the University of Idaho. Please join us as we wish her well Oct. 29; 2-4 p.m. at the Ag Biotech Interaction Court.
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Transition from SkillSoft to New On-Line Professional Development System
Posted: Monday, August 30 2010
As of September 1, 2010, the University of Idaho will transition from SkillSoft to Netlearning@uidaho, a new university-wide, online learning system. All SkillSoft training records are being transferred to Netlearning@uidaho. Watch for future announcements about how Netlearning@uidaho can help you take your professional development in new and exciting directions. Questions may be directed to Pro...
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Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Posted: Wednesday, March 7 2012
This sexual harassment prevention training with Carmen Suarez, director of Human Rights, Access and Inclusion is customized to the audience: staff, students, faculty, administrators, etc. The concentration is on definitions of sexual harassment (what it is, quid pro quo, and hostile environment) along with detailing of campus policy and procedures. The workshop will occur April 3 at 10 a.m. in Adm...
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Idaho INBRE Bridge Funding to an R01
Posted: Thursday, February 23 2012
The Idaho INBRE Program is accepting applications from University of Idaho faculty to supply bridge funding of up to $50,000 to successful R01 applications. This funding is designed to support U-Idaho faculty members who submitted a favorably-scored R01 proposal to the National Institutes of Health, but missed the pay line. The INBRE monies are to be utilized to fund the laboratory for up to one...
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University of Idaho Retiree Association Summer Picnic
Thursday, July 14 2011 at 5:00 PM
Please join us for the University of Idaho Retiree Association Summer Picnic.
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National Ag Week Activities Win Kudos for Extension Educators
Posted: Monday, May 2 2011
Extension Educators Shannon Williams, Katie Hoffman, Sarah Baker and Chad Cheyney won the regional award and were national finalists for the Agricultural Awareness and Appreciation award sponsored by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. Although the educators' three counties, Butte, Lemhi and Custer, are considered rural with a combined population of 14,912, agriculture is not t...
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HERI / UCLA Faculty Survey
Posted: Wednesday, October 27 2010
Once again this year the University of Idaho is participating in a Faculty Survey conducted every third year by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA.
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Call for Honors Seminar Proposals
Posted: Friday, September 24 2010
The Honors Program Committee seeks proposals from faculty members interested in offering honors seminars during the 2011-12 academic year. The deadline to submit proposals is Monday, Nov. 1. Web site: www.uiweb.uidaho.edu/honors_program/callforseminars.htm Information: 885-6147 or e-mail sflores@uidaho.edu
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Summer Barbecue Update
Posted: Thursday, June 24 2010
It will be a barbecue-less summer on campus this year. The summer barbecue a long tradition presented by Campus Recreation in catered partnership with Campus Dining, is undergoing a reassessment and will not take place this summer. “Like the rest of the University, we’ve had to take a close look at our mission and our budget priorities,” says Greg Tatham, assistant vice provost for student affairs...
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CFFA BBQ
Friday, April 23 2010 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Every Friday the CFFA Club will be cooking Vandal Meat hamburger patties from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Please visit us outside of the Bio-tech lab between CALS and CNR to come get lunch. It costs $3 to get a burger (with or without cheese), a bag of chips and your choice of soda. Condiments will also be available. The CFFA would be very grateful for your support. It is our goal to use the proceeds...
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New and Amended University Policies
Posted: Friday, February 19 2010
New and Amended University Policies
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Social Security Workshop on April 23
Posted: Friday, April 17
Benefit Services is hosting a free workshop by the Social Security Administration. Speaker Kirk Larson has over 20 years of experience with the Social Security Administration and will be available to answer your questions after the presentation. The presentation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Pacific time on Thursday, April 23 in the Clearwater Room of the Idaho Commons. The presentation will also...
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UI Professors to Speak at Climate Change Forum
Posted: Friday, April 17
University of Idaho chemistry Professor Tom Bitterwolf, Ph.D., will discuss changes in weather patterns and the impact on geographies, peoples and politics across the globe from 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the 1912 Center, as part of a Climate Change Forum sponsored by The Palouse Environmental Sustainability Coalition. The forum, which runs Friday and Saturday, is free and open to the public. ...
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UI Arbor Day Seedling Sale and Celebration April 24-25
Posted: Friday, April 17
Come visit the UI Pitkin Forest Nursery for the annual seedling sale and Arbor Day celebration. There are a variety of tree and shrub species for sale, including American plum, Lewis syringa, huckleberry and red-flowering currant. Check out the new building, the Ted and Teita Reveley Nursery Facility, for Arbor Day fun. Sale runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 24 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday...
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Job Opportunity: Administrative Coordinator, Polya
Posted: Thursday, April 16
The Administrative Coordinator will assist the Polya director and other Polya faculty and staff with the daily operations of the Polya Mathematics Learning Center. This is a 10-month benefits eligible position that requires vocational or technical training in office support, or at least 1 year of directly related experience. Pay Range: $11.64 -$14.35/hourly. For more information or to apply visit:...
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Annual Paul Petrino Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction April 25
Posted: Thursday, April 16
The annual Paul Petrino Vandal Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction will be held on Saturday, April 25. All proceeds from the event will help fund scholarships for student-athletes in all sports at the University of Idaho. The tournament will be held at the University of Idaho Golf Course. It is a 4-person scramble with a noon shotgun start. Single entrants welcome. The entry fee i...
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Student Art Fee Grant Call for Proposal Deadline extended to April 24
Posted: Wednesday, April 15
The Student Arts Grant Program, funded by dedicated student fees, is now accepting applications for Academic Year 2015-16 project proposals. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24. Arts grants are provided to defray costs related to originating, producing, and presenting creative projects. Funds may also be used to defray costs associated with educational opportunities in the a...
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Job opportunity: Program Manager - Center for Modeling Complex Interactions
Posted: Tuesday, April 14
The Program Manager of the Center for Modeling Complex Interactions will work with the director to establish and maintain good working relationships with departments, colleges, other centers and institutes, and administrative units at the university. This will be achieved through ongoing communication, transparency, and working toward mutually beneficial goals. In addition to working across instit...
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Job opportunity: Management Assistant, Snr.
Posted: Tuesday, April 14
The position of Management Assistant, Senior, provides high level support for the VP Finance, Executive Assistant to the VP, University Controller and other units/departments within DFA including collecting and interpreting a variety of data for the purpose of assisting in preparation and editing extensive reports; initiating routine correspondence; coordinating and arranging travel and meetings; ...
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Faculty, Staff Invited to Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony April 28
Posted: Monday, April 13
All University of Idaho faculty and staff are invited to attend the annual Excellence Awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 28. The event will feature a social, dinner and honoring UI faculty, staff and students who are recipients of this year's Excellence Awards. The social begins at 6 p.m, with dinner at 6:20 p.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 6:45 p.m. The event is begin held in the Pitman Ce...
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Learn to Write Successful Grant Proposal Strategies
Posted: Monday, April 13
"More Asking, Less Writing" is a four-part webinar series sponsored by UI's Corporate and Foundation Relations, and brought to you through The Foundation Center. All of the sessions are free and open to the public. This week's session will teach you how to craft a competitive “base” proposal that can be tailored for individual funders. It will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 15 i...
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Registration Open for Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium
Posted: Monday, April 13
The Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium (INWGRS) provides a unique learning opportunity for engaged scientists and those interested in becoming familiar with trends, applied techniques and best practices in the fields of genomics and other high throughput technologies. Attendees will learn and connect with local researchers and nationally renowned experts. The third annual Inland Northw...
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Collaboratorium Open House Includes Grant Announcement
Posted: Friday, April 10
An open house to celebrate the opening of the University of Idaho’s Collaboratorium for Modeling Complex Problems will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in Mines Building Room 323. The open house also will include an announcement of the university’s new $10.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Researchers and university officials will speak, and the campus com...
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Job opportunity: Business Operations Manager
Posted: Friday, April 10
The Business Operations Manager is responsible for all VandalStore financial and operational analysis and reporting and back operations management. The position must be able to effectively report accurate and timely financial information to all management to aid in decisions that will drive customer success, provide great products, provide great environments, and provide academic content. This pos...
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Faculty Meeting No. 3 Scheduled for May 5
Posted: Friday, April 10
The 2014-15 University Faculty Meeting #3, President Chuck Staben presiding, will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, May 5 in the Bruce M. Pitman Center International Ballroom. Non-Moscow campus faculty can join the meeting in the following locations: Boise: Room 348a Coeur d’Alene: Room 241 Idaho Falls: Room 350a Twin Falls: Room B-66
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ITS Campus Awareness Phishing Campaign, Don't Take the Bait!
Posted: Thursday, April 9
Are you a phishing expert? Prove it and show off your phish spotting skills! ITS will send out fake phishing messages that look and function like real ones so you can practice spotting and reporting these scams. Report the phishing messages and the freshest phish reported will receive Swedish Fish from ITS and the UI Bookstore. If you fall for our phish, training materials will help explain what p...
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Fulbright U.S. Student Program Workshop on April 14
Posted: Thursday, April 9
Learn about fully funded grants for study, research or English Teaching Assistantships in more than 140 countries. Two sessions will be offered on Tuesday, April 14. The first session is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in TLC Room 145. The second session is from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in TLC Room 146. The sessions will be presented by Lee Rivers, assistant manager of Outreach for the Institute of Intern...
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Vandal Insider Newsletter Highlights Higher Education Issues
Posted: Thursday, April 9
University Communications & Marketing has created a new twice-weekly email newsletter highlighting media coverage of the University of Idaho, news about Idaho politics and education, and trends in higher education. Called Vandal Insider, this email is issued on Mondays and Thursdays to university leadership and others who opt-in. If you are interested in receiving the newsletter, please email...
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Staff Affairs Accepting Applications For General Membership, Committee Posts
Posted: Thursday, April 9
Staff Affairs is currently accepting applications for both general membership and UI wide committee posts. Staff Affairs posts are three-year terms that run June through May. Committee posts are three-year terms that run August through July. Applications for both are due by 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 24. UI staff members should seek approval from their supervisor, and then fill out the following app...
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Open Forum for Biosafety Officer Finalist Friday
Posted: Thursday, April 9
The Office of Research and Economic Development invites interested faculty, staff and students to attend an open forum for Biosafety Officer finalist Gina Ramoz from 10 to 10:50 a.m. Friday, April 10, in Morrill Hall 402. For more information, please contact Leslie Larson, llarson@uidaho.edu or 208-885-2258.
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Job opportunity: Director, Computational Resources Core
Posted: Wednesday, April 8
The director of the IBEST Computational Resources Core (CRC) reports directly to the IBEST director and is charged with leading CRC system administrators and software engineers in the development and maintenance of cutting edge research computing systems with an emphasis in high performance computing, distributed data storage systems, high-speed/low-latency networking, academic computing, maintena...
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Participants Needed for Exercise Physiology Lab Study
Posted: Wednesday, April 8
The exercise physiology lab is looking for participants who are inactive, aged 18-44 years, and willing to be a part of an eight-week study. Participants will receive several free perks, such as body composition testing (BodPod), blood tests (e.g., glucose, cholesterol levels and inflammatory markers), and knowledge about their fitness and activity levels. Participants will also be provided with f...
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Sponsor a team for the 2nd Annual Moscow Race For Action
Posted: Tuesday, April 7
The second annual Moscow Race for Action will be held on Saturday, April 25. Your department, college or unit can support this campus-community event by sponsoring a bike team to race to raise money for your favorite nonprofit. President Chuck Staben, the Registrar’s Office and others have already sponsored teams with $100. You can too. Go to www.uidaho.edu/race-for-action to become a spons...
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Staff Affairs Meeting Wednesday
Posted: Tuesday, April 7
All staff are welcome to come to a meeting to gain a better understanding of Staff Affairs and our role within the University. This month's meeting will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 8 in the Idaho Commons, Whitewater Room. If you are interested in becoming a member of Staff Affairs (3-year term (June-May), please seek approval from your supervisor and then fill out the application ...
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Open Forum for Biosafety Officer Finalist Wednesday
Posted: Tuesday, April 7
The Office of Research and Economic Development invites interested faculty, staff and students to attend an open forum for Biosafety Officer finalist Shana Langer from 11-11:50 a.m. Wednesday, April 8 in Morrill Hall 402. For more information, please contact Leslie Larson, llarson@uidaho.edu or 208-885-2258.
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Learn Outlook Tips at PDL Training
Posted: Monday, April 6
See the techniques that allow you to work smarter with Outlook — the tools to communicate, manage schedules, and find what you need — in the latest seminar offered by UI's Professional Development and Learning office. Learn how Outlook.com, Microsoft’s free email service teams with Microsoft Outlook 2013 to give you a similar experience to your electronic communications. Tips wil...
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"Testing Assumptions: A Former Atheist Meets Mother Teresa," Forum on April 9
Posted: Sunday, April 5
UI's Veritas Forum will feature Mary Poplin, Ph.D., professor in the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the Administration Building Auditorium. Poplin will speak about her personal journey through a range of justice-seeking worldviews, and her time exploring the realities of loving the poor with Mother Teresa. Refreshments and discussion...
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UIdahoStand4Freedom Tuesday in the Commons
Posted: Friday, April 3
UIdahoStand4Freedom will be held from 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, to 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, outside the Commons' Rotunda. This event is sponsored by ASUI, Panhellenic, IFC, RHA and other UI student organizations. This 24-hour International Justice Mission event is being hosted by university students on campuses around the world. UI students, faculty, and staff will unite with them in the fight a...
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Increase the Success of Your Research Program
Posted: Friday, April 3
Developing a successful and productive research program requires skills that might not have been a part of your graduate school education. These include managing people, budgets and projects, as well as team building, developing strategic plans, assessing risk and communicating with stakeholders and other audiences. While some principal investigators learn these skills on the job, most struggle ...
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Open Forum for Biosafety Officer Finalist
Posted: Friday, April 3
The Office of Research and Economic Development invites interested faculty, staff and students to attend an open forum for Biosafety Officer finalist Kathy Gilbert from 10-10:50 a.m. Monday, April 6 in Morrill Hall 402. For more information, please contact Leslie Larson, llarson@uidaho.edu or 208-885-2258.
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Get the Most of Your Next Grant Dollar on April 8
Posted: Friday, April 3
Start thinking more strategically about grants — how can grant dollars best support the activities of your organization, and how can you find the most appropriate funders — during a free seminar sponsored by Corporate and Foundation Relations, and brought to you through The Foundation Center. The seminar will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Clearwater Room of the Commons...
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University Policy Changes Available
Posted: Friday, April 3
 A list of new/amended university-wide policies, those in the Administrative Procedures Manual or Faculty-Staff Handbook, covering the period Jan.1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2014 can be viewed here. Each policy is assigned a university policy number (UP#) for tracking purposes. Each policy showing changes (redlined) can be viewed on the respective years’ tracking sheet located on the Un...
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Vice President for Advancement Open Forum Schedules
Posted: Thursday, April 2
Please join President Chuck Staben and the Search Advisory Committee as we host the finalists for the position of Vice President for Advancement in Moscow starting next week. Opportunities to hear from the candidates will be at open sessions conducted in the Borah Theater, with livestream available and recorded sessions posted after the final candidate has visited. We will accept advance questions...
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Register for Safe Zone Training April 14
Posted: Thursday, April 2
Register now for Safe Zone Open Training for faculty and staff from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 14 in the Crest Room (fourth floor of the Commons). Safe Zone programs promote the understanding and inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people on campuses nationwide. The mission of the UI Safe Zone Program is to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for LGBTQA students, faculty, and ...
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Job opportunity: Director, Water Resources
Posted: Thursday, April 2
The appointment for director of Water Resources is available to current UI faculty tenured with a current rank of associate professor or professor. Finalists on an academic year appointment could be provided with a summer contract, to be negotiated annually, with the Provost and Executive Vice President and dean of the College of Agricultural Life Sciences. The summer contract will be based on pr...
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Career Center Director Receives Leadership in Career Development Award
Posted: Tuesday, March 31
Suzi Billington, Career Center and ASAP director, will be the co-recipient of the 2015 Idaho Leadership in Career Development Award. Given out by the Idaho Career Development Association, it is the highest honor a career development professional can receive in the state of Idaho. The award will be given out this Friday at the annual Idaho Career Development Conference in Boise. This is the sec...
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University of Idaho Arboretum Associates Annual Meeting April 8
Posted: Tuesday, March 31
The University of Idaho Arboretum Associates will hold its annual meeting Wednesday, April 8, in the Great Room of the 1912 Center. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a social featuring complementary light appetizers and drinks available for purchase. A brief business meeting will commence at 7 p.m. and upon adjournment, Paul Warnick, Arboretum horticulturist and superintendent, will give his a...
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Opens Thursday
Posted: Tuesday, March 31
Ready for some musical comedy pandemonium? Then join UI Theatre Arts for "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at 7:30 p.m. on April 2-4, 8-11 and at 2 p.m. on April 4 at the Hartung Theater. Special guest spellers, including UI President Chuck Staben, CLASS Dean Andrew Kersten, ASUI President Nate Fisher and community members, will join the cast on stage for performances. Tickets are f...
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Open Forums for Biosafety Officer Finalists Next Week
Posted: Monday, March 30
The Office of Research and Economic Development invites interested faculty, staff and students to attend an open forum for each of the finalists for the position of biosafety officer. The open forums will be a Q&A format, and will be held in Morrill Hall 402 as follows: Kathy Gilbert: 10 a.m. Monday, April 6; Shana Langer: 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 8; Gina Ramoz: 10 a.m. Friday, April 10. For m...
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Information Session on Faculty International Development Awards April 10
Posted: Monday, March 30
Registration is now open for the International Programs Office's (IPO) information session for faculty and professional staff interested in learning more about the Faculty International Development Awards (FIDA) program. The FIDA information session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 10 in Idaho Commons Clearwater Room. Light lunch will be served. Recipients of FIDAs may particip...
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Idaho Law Review Annual Symposium April 3 in Boise
Posted: Monday, March 30
The Idaho Law Review's annual symposium, "Privacy in the Age of Pervasive Surveillance," will be held Friday, April 3, at the Idaho Water Center, 322 E. Front St. in Boise. The keynote speaker is David Medine, chairman of the United States Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. This symposium will explore the nature and reach of contemporary surveillance technologies and the challenges they...
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National Alcohol Screening Days April 1, 9
Posted: Friday, March 27
Results from the National College Health Assessment tells us that most UI students drink alcohol and a significant number of the students are drinking alcohol in ways that can place them and others at risk. National Alcohol Screening Day raises awareness, educates students about unhealthy drinking habits and offers them confidential alcohol screenings. The brief screening about alcohol use will he...
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UI Social Group Waives Dues for Spring Tea
Posted: Friday, March 27
The UI Social Group has suspended its membership dues for the remainder of the activity year (April-May), just in time for the Kentucky-Derby themed Spring Tea to be hosted by MaryBeth Staben from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, May 2 at the Best Western University Inn. To join and attend the tea, complete the membership form at http://goo.gl/VTVbEc and check the box indicating your RSVP to the event by April...
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Bella Notte: An Italian Dinner April 17
Posted: Thursday, March 26
Please join us for a delicious homemade Italian spaghetti dinner, accompanied by a dessert auction and live music performed by students from the Lionel Hampton School of Music. The event is a fundraiser sponsored by the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society in support of history student scholarships. The dinner will be held from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 17 at St. Augustine's Catholic Center, on...
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Job Opportunity: Industrial Hygiene Specialist
Posted: Thursday, March 26
Environmental Health & Safety is accepting applications for the Industrial Hygiene Specialist position. This position administers the university’s asbestos and lead programs; assists in the laboratory safety and industrial hygiene programs, and manages the respiratory protection and medical surveillance program. For more information, visit https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/8315
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Job Opportunity: Auxiliary Services Business Manager
Posted: Thursday, March 26
Lead the Auxiliary Business Services team by leading, managing, supervising, advising and hiring to provide support to the Auxiliary Services division. Function as an expert with an understanding of the business needs and processes and the assigned applications that support those areas. Manage and coordinate the unit budget throughout the annual budget life cycle. Provide assistance to other admin...
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Faculty, Staff Invited to Meet the Greeks Event
Posted: Thursday, March 26
Staff and faculty are invited to come learn more about fraternity and sorority life at the Meet the Greeks event at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26 in the Clearwater and Whitewater Rooms of the Commons. A short presentation about Greek life will be given at 7:30 p.m. Dessert will be served. For information or to RSVP email greek@uidaho.edu.
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PERSI Choice Plan Transition Meetings April 9
Posted: Wednesday, March 25
You may be aware that the PERSI Choice 401(k) Plan will soon have a new record keeping vendor, Empower Retirement. Come learn about this transition and how it may impact your PERSI Choice 401(k) Plan at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, April 9 in the Idaho Commons Panorama Room
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Register Now for April 15 Export Control Seminar
Posted: Wednesday, March 25
The Office of Research and Economic Development will provide an hour-long export control seminar for faculty, staff, and students at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 in the Whitewater Room of the Commons. The seminar will overview Treasury, State, and Commerce export control regulations, followed by a time for Q&A. This seminar should be of particular interest to those involved in research, inter...
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UI Telephone Systems Upgrade Project Finalist Presentations Next Week
Posted: Wednesday, March 25
Vendors selected as finalists in the RFP process for new telephone services at UI will present their products and services next week. These presentations are scheduled next week Monday through Thursday and will be open to the UI community. Project FAQ’s can be found at http://uidaho.edu/its/ppmo/tsu.   Each presentation goes from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday, March 30: Frontier Communication...
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April Webinar Series Offers Grant Writing Tips
Posted: Tuesday, March 24
"More Asking, Less Writing" is a four-part webinar series sponsored by UI's Corporate and Foundation Relations, and brought to you through The Foundation Center. All of the sessions are free and open to the public. Webinars take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the last four Wednesdays in April. Locations vary - see below. Webinars may be registered for individually or as an entire series. W...
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Job Opportunity: Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs
Posted: Tuesday, March 24
The Division of Diversity and Human Rights is now accepting applications for its Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs position. For more information please visit: https://www.uidaho.edu/human-resources/jobs.
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Student T-shirt Design Contest
Posted: Tuesday, March 24
The Tobacco Task Force and Vandal Health Ed are hosting a tobacco-free campus T-shirt design contest for students. Students have the opportunity for their original artwork displayed on T-shirts disseminated across the campus community to raise awareness about the benefits of a tobacco-free campus. Winner will receive a $200 Vandal Store gift card. Feel free to share this information with students ...
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REMINDER: Honorary Degree Deadline Approaching
Posted: Tuesday, March 24
Nominations of candidates for honorary degrees for the December 2015 Commencement are due April 15, 2015 to the Commencement Committee c/o the Faculty Secretary’s Office, Attention Anna Thompson, campus zip 1106. Instructions can be found in FSH 4930 or here: http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/facultycouncil/honorary_degrees.htm
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General Policy Report #60 Petitions Due Wednesday
Posted: Tuesday, March 24
The Wednesday, March 25 deadline for receipt of petitions to General Policy Report #60, is fast approaching. The report with documents noted below is available here: http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/facultycouncil/general_policy_reports.htm.   Regulation Changes: • FS-15-050 (UCC-15-072): Regulation J-9 Program Changes: • FS-15-041 (UCC-15-067): Science: Pre-Health Professions Studies...
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Registration Open for Mental Health First Aid Training
Posted: Tuesday, March 24
A two-day training on identifying risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help will be held from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 (Horizon Room) and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 (Crest Room). Course registration is $25 per participant. Register online at www.uidaho...
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Final Reminder: Required Online Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Posted: Monday, March 23
Thank you to the 4,400 University of Idaho employees who have already completed the Our Inclusive Workplace: Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training online training module. As a reminder, President Chuck Staben has made the completion of this training module a requirement for all employees. Board appointed employees must complete the training module by Tuesday, March 31. Here a...
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Ethics Hotline Available to Report Improper Conduct
Posted: Monday, March 23
The University of Idaho has a highly dedicated faculty and staff, strongly committed to high ethical standards and responsible management of the public’s resources. As with most employers, the university encounters an occasional occurrence of unethical or illegal conduct in the workplace. Employees should talk with their supervisors when they suspect unethical acts, fiscal misconduct or misu...
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Job Opportunity: Information Reporting Analyst
Posted: Monday, March 23
The Office of the Registrar has reposted its Information Reporting Analyst position. This position is responsible for the design, creation and maintenance of student information reports. Requiring experience in designing programs, performing analysis, and experience writing in one or more commonly used programming languages. To learn more, please see the posting at https://uidaho.peopleadmin.co...
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Job Opportunity: Director, Environmental Science — Tenured, Associate or Full Professor
Posted: Friday, March 20
The appointment to director of Environmental Science is available to current UI faculty tenured with a current rank of associate professor or professor. Finalists on an academic year appointment could be provided with a summer contract, to be negotiated annually, with the Provost and Executive Vice President and dean of the College of Natural Resources; the summer contract will be based on program...
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PERSI Retirement Planning Sessions on March 31
Posted: Friday, March 20
Are you ready for retirement? Come join us on Tuesday, March 31 in the Borah Theater to learn more about PERSI retirement. No matter where you are in your journey toward sandy beaches, PERSI has a session for you. Register for any of these free session through PDL. Just beginning your journey? Come join us for the READY Session 8-9 a.m. For relatively new members to public employment in Idaho. D...
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WSU's T.G. Ostrom Lecture Features Mathematician Marty Golubitsky
Posted: Thursday, March 19
University of Idaho faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to attend the 34th annual T.G. Ostrom Lecture featuring Marty Golubitsky of Mathematical Biosciences Institute and Department of Mathematics, Ohio State University. Golubitsky will present his talk, “Patterns Patterns Everywhere” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 in Webster 16 on the Washington State University campus. F...
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GradFest being held in Pitman Center March 23-24
Posted: Thursday, March 19
Remind your students that GradFest will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 23-24 in the Pitman Center's Vandal Ballroom. The event is a chance for all graduates for purchase their cap, gown and tassel and rent PhD and JD regalia at early-bird prices. Students can also order their commencement announcements, diploma frames, ceremony photos and class rings. For information, c...
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Register for Mental Health First Aid Training
Posted: Wednesday, March 18
A two-day training on identifying risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help will be held from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 (Horizon Room) and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 (Crest Room). Course registration is $25 per participant. Register online at www.uidaho...
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Diverse Faculty, Staff and Allies Reception on April 1
Posted: Wednesday, March 18
You are invited to a reception for all diverse faculty, staff and allies from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 in the Palouse/Empire room at the University Inn - Best Western. For more information and to RSVP click here.
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Job Opportunity: Financial/Personnel Specialist in the Budget Office
Posted: Monday, March 16
The Budget Office has reposted the financial/personnel specialist position with new qualifications and is accepting applications. This position performs a variety of financial and position control functions in support of university-wide budget and position management. This is a full-time position. Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing the job responsibilities and qualificatio...
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Room Correction: Mindfulness Meditation
Posted: Monday, March 16
The Drop-in Mindfulness Mediation Classes will be held on Wednesday at noon during Spring Break and through the end of the semester. The correct room for the event (all semester) is Room 12. This week's meditation will be focused on taking mindful breaks, even when you're not taking a Spring Break.
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Traveling Symposium Provides Tools to Thrive in the Range Livestock Industry
Posted: Friday, March 13
TWIN FALLS, Idaho — March 13, 2015 — The University of Idaho Rangeland Center and partners will offer the 2015 Idaho Range Livestock Symposium, a one-day traveling program packed with information for livestock producers and land managers, at three locations across southern Idaho April 7-9. Local ranchers will share their perspectives and provide overviews of their operations at each...
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Inspiring Design Futures Keynote to speak in Boise on March 24
Posted: Friday, March 13
Can you not make it to Inspiring Design Futures in Moscow but still want to hear Roddy Langmuir? Idaho Forest Products Commission will host Roddy Langmuir at 11:30 a.m. on March 24  at the Owyhee. Roddy Langmuir is the senior director with the London architectural practice Cullinan Studio who has taught and lectured widely in the UK and abroad. Roddy’s practice as a designer and projec...
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Asset Management Training March 18
Posted: Thursday, March 12
Asset Management Training will be held from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 in the Commons Whitewater room. For information contact Joe Groves at 208-885-4070 or jgroves@uidaho.edu.
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VandalStore Announces Spring Break Hours
Posted: Wednesday, March 11
The VandalStore bookstore will be open the following hours during spring break: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14 Closed Sunday, March 15 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 16-20 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21 Closed Sunday, March 22
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Training on Transgender Identities for Staff, Faculty on March 24
Posted: Wednesday, March 11
The LGBTQA Office in conjunction with the Office of Human Rights, Access, and Inclusion will offer a Transgender 101 training for staff and faculty from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, March 24 in the Crest Room, fourth floor of the Commons. The training will provide an introduction to Transgender identities and best tips and practices for creating an inclusive campus environment for Transgender and Gen...
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General Policy Report #60 Available
Posted: Wednesday, March 11
General Policy Report #60, dated March 11, 2015, is available for viewing, downloading, or printing at:   http://www.webs.uidaho.edu/facultycouncil/general_policy_reports.htm   The Faculty Senate approved changes listed in this report (below) which will be considered to have the necessary general faculty approval unless a petition requesting further consideration of any item is sign...
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Transfer Opportunity: Area Extension Educator - Cereal Cropping Systems, Madison County
Posted: Tuesday, March 10
University of Idaho is seeking applicants for a tenure track, assistant/associate professor position as Area Extension Educator, Cereal Cropping Systems. This position is located in the Madison County Extension office in Rexburg, Idaho. For more information, click here: http://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/8253.
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Stand4Freedom Planning Meeting Today
Posted: Monday, March 9
On Tuesday, April 7, the University of Idaho campus is invited to STAND4FREEDOM, A 24-hour International Justice Mission (IJM) event THAT is being hosted by university students on campuses around the world. UI  students and faculty are asked to come together in the fight against modern-day slavery. An estimated  36 million people worldwide are enslaved in bonded labor or sex-trafficking....
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Overnight Parking Not Allowed on Campus Streets During Spring Break
Posted: Monday, March 9
There is no overnight parking allowed on campus streets during spring break, Monday March 16, through Friday, March 20. This includes Purple and Silver on-street parking areas. Areas where vehicles may park overnight during the break, are shown on the Academic Break Vehicle Storage Map at www.uidaho.edu/parking/maps. Keeping cars off of the streets during academic breaks allows for effective stree...
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Free CRT Monitor Disposal Ends This Month
Posted: Friday, March 6
Still have some CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitors cluttering your closets, shelves or storage areas? Still using them as doorstops in your offices or work spaces? This March is the last month that Recycling/Surplus/Solid Waste can dispose of them at no cost to your department. Starting in April there is a 300 percent fee increase from our hazardous materials disposal vendor for these units. This c...
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Palouse Climbing Festival At Climbing Center on Saturday
Posted: Thursday, March 5
Come watch some of the region's best climbers Saturday, March 7 at the University of Idaho's Climbing Center. Competitions begin at 9 a.m. The Palouse Climbing Festival is part of the Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit, which promotes friendly competition to achieve the goal of helping build, connect and inspire generations of Northwest climbers. For information call Elise Clausen at 208-885-...
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PDL Course Gives Tips on How Introverts Can Build Connections
Posted: Thursday, March 5
Wouldn't you love to be able to easily connect with and talk to anyone? "The Introvert's Guide to Building Rapport with Anyone, Anywhere" is a special training to help you feel comfortable talking to anyone, anywhere. You'll learn easy-to-apply techniques for building professional relationships. You'll discover how you can create a great first impression — and a positive lasting impressio...
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Gates Foundation Announces Grant Opportunities
Posted: Thursday, March 5
The Gates Foundation is accepting applications for the following four programs. Please contact Corporate and Foundation Relations, cfrelations@uidaho.edu, if you'd like to apply. Grants are open to all disciplines: Anyone can apply from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization. The application process does not require preliminary data. Grant categories are: 1....
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Innovation Showcase Looking for Judges
Posted: Thursday, March 5
Registration has opened for faculty judges for the University of Idaho Innovation Showcase. The University of Idaho Innovation Showcase is a student-based competition designed to highlight the research and creative successes of graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Idaho. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 in the University Commons. Judges are ...
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