Spring 2019 Dean’s List Announced
Congratulations to the CLASSy students named to the Spring 2019 Dean’s List. See the full list.
17 CLASS Students Recognized with a U of I Alumni Award for Excellence
Congratulations to the 17 CLASS students recognized with an Alumni Award for Excellence for their outstanding academic success; demonstrated career and professional preparation; campus and community leadership and involvement, and leadership in the classroom, laboratory, campus and community. The recipients from CLASS include: Giselle Andrade, Danielle Ayres, Miranda Barron, Elyse Blanch, Christy Clark, Saraya Flaig, Erin Kwiatkowski, Jacob Lockhart, Sheridan Meyer, Katherin Nolan, Mitch Nunes, Logan Smith, Bethany Symonds, Mary Alice Taylor, Maggie Thornsberry, Carlos Vasquez and Emily Wesseling.
Winter 2019 Commencement Includes 135 CLASS Graduates
On Dec. 14, 135 students in CLASS earned their degrees from the University of Idaho. Of those, 104 studied on the Moscow campus, three earned their degrees at the Coeur d'Alene center and 28 earned their degree with one of CLASS's online degrees. See the full list of winter graduates.
U of I Opera Production of "Albert Herring" Places Third in the Nation
The University of Idaho Opera Workshop’s spring 2019 production of “Albert Herring” placed third in the nation in the National Opera Association’s Annual Opera Production Competition. The competition judges opera productions by the quality of singing and character realization from the performers, appropriateness of the repertoire for the singers, quality of stage direction and production concept. Read more about the production.
Keeping Literature Alive in North Idaho
The literary magazine Fugue prides itself on being a publisher in Northern Idaho. Their issues include poetry, plays, fiction, visual text hybrids, interviews and essays. Fugue is managed and edited by graduate students, however there are some undergraduate students involved as well. They are a part of the English and creative writing programs. Read a behind-the-scenes story about the development of the latest issue.
U of I Graduate Student Pursuing a Love of Writing
Second-year MFA in creative writing candidate Scott Dorsch shares with "The Argonaut" how he came to be at the University of Idaho and what he loves about the U of I's Creative Writing program. Read the interview.
Mindful Department at U of I Deepens College Experience
Learn how the Department of Psychology and Communication Studies' mindfulness classes helped one student improve her college experience, all while fulfilling her degree requirements. Read more.
Design Students Take Leadership Roles in "Little Women - The Musical"
Few timeless classics feature young women in the center of the action like Louisa May Alcott’s captivating story, “Little Women,” which follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. So, it seems fitting that the University of Idaho’s production of “Little Women – The Musical,” appearing on the Hartung stage Dec. 6-15, has a team of bright young women in lead roles on the design team. Read more about the design team.
Psychology Student Receives Research Grant for Juror Deliberation and Race
Porsche Burns, a senior majoring in psychology, and Traci Craig, professor in the Department of Psychology and Communication Studies, were named CLASS Undergraduate Collaborative Research Key Grant recipients. Funding will allow Burns to travel to the Midwestern Psychological Association conference in May 2020 to present the findings of the pair's yearlong research titled "Juror Deliberation and Race."
Mitch Gibbs Awarded First Berry International Jazz Collections Fellowship
The University of Idaho Library has awarded Mitch Gibbs, a senior majoring in music education from Snohomish, Washington, the Berry International Jazz Collections Fellowship. This student fellowship consists of a $4,000 stipend and an additional $500 in research funds. Gibbs will be working to transcribe the Leonard Feather Blindfold Tests collection recordings, provide citations to the recordings that are used by Leonard Feather, ensure all of the recordings are digitized and enhance the digital collection by using primary and secondary sources to research and create contextual content. Read more about the fellowship.
MFA Candidate Zach Eddy Reads Original Work on Spokane Public Radio
Zach Eddy, a second-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in the Department of English, reads his original work "I Remember Fainting" on Poetry Moment — a program on the Spokane Public Radio. Listen to the poem.
U of I's Student Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists Receives Regional Honors
The University of Idaho's student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, a student organization in the School of Journalism and Mass Media, has been recognized as a regional leader in the organization. U of I's chapter was named the "Outstanding Campus Chapter" and the "Campus Program of the Year" for Region 10, which includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Read more.
Two CLASS Students to Lead ASUI
Jacob Lockhart (political science) and Faustine Moulton (political science) are gearing up for the year serving as Associated Students of the University of Idaho (ASUI) president and vice president. Read more.
Student Inspires Many at CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo
Peter Haymond, an online student in CLASS pursuing a degree in general studies, inspired many by completing a 30-mile route at the Rotary Club of Sandpoint's CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo, not letting his cerebral palsy stop him from challenging himself. Read more.
Honors Program Student Receives National Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Scholarship
University Honors Program student Abigail Childress received a $5,000 undergraduate scholarship from the national Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society for the 2019-20 school year. The mission of Phi Eta Sigma is to encourage and reward academic excellence among freshmen in institutions of higher learning and to assist students in their future goals. Childress, who came to the University of Idaho in fall of 2017 from Dalton Gardens, embodies the society's mission. Childress is pursuing three majors at the University of Idaho: biochemistry, microbiology and Spanish. She is also a member of the pre-health professional program, actively involved in the U of I chapter of Phi Eta Sigma and the University Honors Program.
History Student Receives Cultural Vistas Fellowship
Nicolas Schofield, a history and international studies student from Boise, Idaho, was among 15 students in the United States to be named to the 2019 Class of the Cultural Vistas Fellowship. The program offers students fully-funded, eight week internships in Argentina, Germany and Hong Kong. It also includes a pre-departure virtual learning seminar, reentry seminar and a service project to share learning with their campus and local communities. Schofield will complete his internship in Berlin, Germany with the host company EU Russia Civil Society Forum.
Mikayla Sievers Earns U.S. Department of State Award to Study Punjabi in India
The University of Idaho Distinguished Scholarships Program, along with the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, is pleased to announce that Mikayla Sievers, an English graduate student, has been selected to receive a 2019 U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Panjabi in India. The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Sievers is one of approximately 550 competitively selected American students at U.S. colleges and universities who received a CLS award in 2019.