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The Staff Council KUDO program is designed to publicly recognize the outstanding work of University of Idaho staff employees who have gone above and beyond in helping others and making the University of Idaho a great place to work. If you would like to recognize staff for their outstanding work, you can Submit a Kudo.

UI Building Services Crew - IRIC

Posted Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:00:00 -0700

The Building Services crew who take care of IRIC has gone above and beyond to keep the IRIC looking great. Which can be a challenge with all the glass! Specifically after the Invent Idaho Competion 3/1 & 3/2. IRIC saw a massive influx of visitors those days, including a large number of K-12 students.
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Suzanne Aaron, Sponsored Programs Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs

Posted Thu, 14 Mar 2019 10:30:00 -0700

Suzanne helped me submit a grant to the Department of Justice. She was integral to the success of this process. I have never submitted a grant like this and thanks to Suzanne's knowledge, skills, and patience, it was submitted on time. I am so grateful for her attention to detail and for her patience with me!
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Marc LaPointe & Rachael Guenthner, Academic Coaches, Academic Support Programs

Posted Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:30:00 -0700

A huge kudos to Marc and Rachael for their outstanding customer service and friendliness! We recently presented to students in their INTR 101 courses, and they frequently checked in leading up to the presentation with details about the class and to see if we needed anything, offered to walk us up to the class, and all around were just fantastic to work with. Their level of customer service was outstanding.
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Jesse Schauer, Endpoint Management Analyst 2, ITS

Posted Mon, 04 Mar 2019 15:30:00 -0800

We have several students that needed access to a piece of software off campus. We made the request from Idaho Falls and Jesse got saddled with finding and building the solution. He stuck with the project and we verified today that it is working. This was very important to a growing group of students and we greatly appreciate his determination. Thank you
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Sharon Jemes, Programmer Analyst, Registrar's Office

Posted Fri, 22 Feb 2019 12:00:00 -0800

We have been implementing a new scheduling software on campus the past six months and there have been some bumps in the road. Sharon has been instrumental in smoothing out the transition process. She is excellent at "translating" between the computer languages of the developers and the everyday language of the scheduling team. Read more

Kelly Boles-Johnson, Technical Records Specialist 2, Student Accounts

Posted Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:00:00 -0800

I have had the pleasure of working with Kelly for over four years now. She is always so willing to help me with any request that I have for my department, including last minute requests for cash boxes and help filling out GRTs appropriately. It is awesome to have someone so dependable, helpful and positive in an office that makes such an impact on our Music events. THANK YOU KELLY!! Read more

Rose Graham, Printing Reprographic Supervisor, Creative Services

Posted Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:00:00 -0800

Rose contributed her expertise to Thank-A-Thon, a signature university event. She is an excellent example of what it means to be a true team player and support colleagues from other units to support big picture Vandal goals. Rose, thanks for being so great! Read more

Sharon Jemes, Programmer Analyst, Registrar's Office

Posted Fri, 08 Feb 2019 14:30:00 -0800

Sharon is always very helpful and responsive when I have any questions or issues regarding degree audit. She even took the time to come down to my office and explain new features a couple of times to my coworker Lana and I, which I'm really appreciative of. She also is always willing to look into ideas for us and find ways to make our jobs easier.
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Jeff Robbins, Technology Solutions Partner - Region 7, ITS

Posted Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:30:00 -0800

We are having a bit of an issue with students being able to run the video systems in Moscow during a class originating in Idaho Falls. I have sent a few emails where I got little response and one that told me we should have the students make an appointment between their 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule to learn how to use the video system. Read more

Matthew Klug, Technology Solutions Partner - Region 6, ITS

Posted Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:30:00 -0800

Our fairly new Office of Research and Faculty Development has relied on Matt to set up new work stations and problem solve as we expand our services across campus. We're very grateful for his knowledge, efficiency and prompt service, always delivered professionally and politely. My colleagues shared these comments about Matt: "Matt displays a staggering level of expertise, responsiveness, and customer service, and it's amazing to behold. Read more

Jeremiah Miller, Team Cleaning Specialist, Facilities

Posted Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:00:00 -0800

Jeremiah is such a gift to the library! He loves his work, is industrious, conscientious and helps to keep the Library in excellent shape. He always greets me with a big "Hello," positively interacts with the students, and maintains the kind of attitude that brings a smile to so many. Most importantly, he is in an asset that makes my job so much easier. Read more

Brian Kelly, Web Coordinator, University Communications and Marketing

Posted Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:30:00 -0800

Over the past 6 months, Brian has patiently, diligently, and efficiently worked with the Office of Research and Faculty Development (RFD) to create our web presence within the UI community. As a new office here on campus, with many new brand new programs, processes, and responsibilities, there has been MUCH work to be done, and many tasks were added Brian's already lengthy to-do list. Read more

Jessica Fleener, Student Recreation Center Team Cleaning Lead, Campus Recreation

Posted Wed, 02 Jan 2019 08:30:00 -0800

Between Christmas and New Year's holidays, Jessica covered the entire building for custodial needs, shoveled the entrances, dispensed ice-melt & worked with the student staff to provide the best experience possible for our patrons. We normally have 2 male custodians AND Jessica to keep the building clean and operating fully.
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Art and Design Professor's Coeur d'Alene Sculpture Encourages Marriage Equality Conversation

Posted Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:35:00 -0700

Congratulations to Art and Design Associate Professor Casey Doyle whose sculpture of two giant diamond rings is standing tall in Coeur d'Alene's Riverstone Park in an effort to spark marriage equality dialogue. Set alongside the North Idaho Centennial Trail, Doyle's sculpture measures 16 feet tall and 30 feet wide. On June 25, 2016 — one year after the Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage constitutional — Doyle gathered with friends, family, community members and now-husband to activate the artwork at the site. Read more

Aaron Hansarling, Event and Support Services

Posted Wed, 07 Mar 2018 09:30:00 -0800

Aaron is the glue that holds campus events together. From scheduling, to set up, followups and extra help on event day, Aaron is our go-to person to get things done. The Department of Student Involvement staff are so very thankful for his ability to infer student's needs, and reassure in times of stress. He is an asset to our community. Read more

Krysta Madrigal, Administrative Assistant, Idaho Falls Student Services

Posted Tue, 06 Mar 2018 12:00:00 -0800

Thanks to Krysta for helping with the University Place Career Fair this year. She is a team player and her efforts were very much appreciated! Read more

Thanks to VandalStore Employees for Stopping the Hate

Posted Mon, 05 Mar 2018 13:56:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Bias Response Team would like to acknowledge and thank VandalStore employees Chris Price and Keith McIvor for their outstanding efforts to support one of our community members in need. Great job!

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Rob Hampton, Custodian Foreperson, Administrative Operations

Posted Mon, 05 Mar 2018 13:30:00 -0800

Rob joined the Pitman Center Vandal Family in December 2017, and what a difference he has made. He takes his job seriously, and his attention to detail makes every corner of our building shine! Rob is always cheerful and, helpful. He occasionally stops by our office just to see if there is anything he can do better or differently for us. His positive can-do attitude is so appreciated. Thanks, Rob for making a difference!
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Aaron Mayhugh & the Lionel Jazz Festival Crew

Posted Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0800

Another amazingly successful Jazz Festival! Aaron & his crew work together under time deadlines, multiple demands, and with a myriad of moving parts to coordinate the Jazz Fest--often, like this year, contending with inclement weather conditions. Their dedication and passion for the Festival and keeping it truthful to Doc & Lionel's vision is a wonderful, delightful thing to behold. I look forward to it every year. Read more

Ashleigh Bright, Academic Advisor, international Programs Office

Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:00:00 -0800

As co-coordinator for the ALCP CEA reaccreditation, Ashleigh Bright was an incredible inspiration and team lead! Ashleigh's preparation in creating a first draft report made the self-study process efficient and streamlined. She prepared all the required reports, collaborated with faculty sub-committees, and organized the 3-day site visit. Read more

Chuck Hatfield, Customer Service Rep 2, Facilities

Posted Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:00:00 -0800

I work off the Moscow campus and get to call the Facilities department at least every month. Chuck usually answers the phone and is the most cheerful, pleasant, helpful and kind person. He recognizes voices and always has something nice to say to the caller. He is the exact same way in person. He is appreciated! Read more

Delora Shoop, Chris Menter, Karee Head

Posted Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:00:00 -0800

A big thank you to Delora Shoop (Student Accounts) and Chris Menter (Registrar's)! Also to Karee Head (Admissions.) A new method of fee assessment caused problems with the charges for our American Language & Culture Program students. Delora and Chris not only solved the problem within a few hours, they both looked at each individual record of approx. 50 ALCP students to make sure each one was corrected. Karee helped investigate the mystery with her expertise. We are impressed with their eagerness & speed at finding a solution, and grateful for the time and care they invested into making it all right. Thank you so much! Read more

Mark Spellmire, SRC Operations Coordinator, Campus Recreation

Posted Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0800

Mark did an outstanding job preparing the Student Recreation Center's Winter Staff Party. He did an awesome job getting all the games and prizes ready for everyone. Overall we greatly appreciate all that he does for us. Read more

Max Stillwell, Student Affairs IT Support - Computer Technician

Posted Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:00:00 -0800

Max is a great asset to our team! We are very fortunate to have him as one of our IT support people. He is polite, prompt, and patient, even when the issue we're working on is something I know little to nothing about. Read more

Dwaine Hubbard, Associate Registrar, Registrar's Office

Posted Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:00:00 -0800

Dwaine is always happy to help out with any questions or issues that may arise. He has a lot of knowledge about University policies and even if he is not sure about an issue, he will look it up and find the solution. I really appreciate his help and good attitude. Read more

General Technicians - Building Services, Facilities

Posted Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:30:00 -0800

There are six individuals at Facilities that make up the General Technician team. They are willing and able to assist any of our shops whenever extra help is needed. All have helped us with numerous landscaping projects this past year including large tree removals, winter gravel cleanup, mowing, tree planting, and irrigation installation, among others. Scheduling and requesting their assistance is efficient and always customer-first driven. And it's not just that they show up for work and get the job done, it's their approach they take that is as much appreciated as anything else Read more

Landscape and Grounds

Posted Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:00:00 -0700

On a cold, wet, windy morning, you can't help but notice the care taken with the landscape/sidewalks around the Lionel Hampton School of Music. The clean steps and sidewalk stuck out like a gleaming diamond this morning. The University of Idaho is very lucky to have such carrying employees who take pride in their work and make our campus one of the most beautiful places in the northwest. Thank you for all you do! Read more

Lori Smith, Catering Coordinator, Sodexo

Posted Mon, 09 Oct 2017 08:30:00 -0700

Last week I organized a busy week of activities surrounding the Career Fair and Lori did an impressive job handling the plethora of questions I had as well as offered insightful input when my original guest estimates increased. Read more

Career Services Staff and Interns

Posted Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:00:00 -0700

Career Fair weeks are the busiest time of year for our office and the fall Fair is the biggest of the two. We just held an event for over 1,200 students and over 150 employers and the feedback from both students and staff is telling us that the event was a huge success. Read more

Jamie Garlinghouse, Employer Relations Specialist, Career Services

Posted Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:30:00 -0700

Jamie has been with us for two years now. In that two years, she has become the consummate event planner. A Career Fair is a very complex event with several stakeholders including students, employers, faculty, and staff. Over 1,800 people interacted with our event over its 4 hour time slot. Read more

Jeff Robbins, Technology Solution Partner, Information Technology Services

Posted Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:30:00 -0700

I am very thankful for the hard work of Jeff Robbins. He helped us with many things for our busy Career Fair week. Read more

Ryan Watson and Event Support Services

Posted Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:30:00 -0700

Ryan and the Event Support Services Team have to work with us on every one of our Career Fairs. Each one is different based on the number of employers and whether or not the Cowan Spectrum is in place or not. Every time, Ryan is there before the event helping us plan, and during setup, always being flexible to make the event work as best as the physical constraints of the facility will allow. Read more

Patricia Cady, Office Support 2, Independent Study in Idaho

Posted Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:00:00 -0700

Patty helps everyone in the office with English composition and grammar. She works hard and intelligently to streamline office procedures, verify proctors, answer emails, and process student exams. Thank you Patty for all you do. Read more

Agricultural Sciences Team Cleaning Specialists

Posted Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:30:00 -0700

The Team Cleaning Specialists Team for the Agricultural Science Building Larry Cann, Calvin Annis, and their supervisor Peter Haworth work hard to keep our office and the rest of the building clean along with other members of their team. Read more

Paula Heaton, Administrator Coordinator, Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Posted Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0700

Paula always has a smile and kind word. She is fun with a great sense of humor. Paula is knowledgeable with Travel Web and other UI polices. Thank you Paula! Read more

Kimberly Salisbury, Academic Budget Officer, Budget Office

Posted Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:30:00 -0700

Kim is enthused with Vandal fever and it is contagious. She is kind and brings out the best in her coworkers. Kim is a problem solver. She helps others to do their tasks effectively. Go Kim. Your awesome! Read more

Sean Williams, Web Technician, College of Engineering

Posted Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:30:00 -0700

Just wanted to let you know that Sean Williams is very much appreciated. His daily work is top notch, of course, but he goes above and beyond with his explanations that help me understand how to do my job better in Sitecore, his patience with my mistakes and his help with fire drills like the one we encountered today in which all the SurveyGizmo forms with more than one column stopped working without warning. Read more

Christopher Doman, Assistant Director, Admissions

Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:00:00 -0700

Chris reached out to the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action volunteering to give up part of his Saturday to assist in any way he could for the Serving Your New Community (SYNC). Read more

Katie Dahlinger, Assistant Director, Department of Student Involvement

Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:00:00 -0700

Kudos are due to Katie Dahlinger and the crew at the Department of Student Involvement for the effort that was put in to the Eclipse Watch Party. Read more

Ashley Morehouse, Director of New Student Orientation, Strategic Enrollment Management

Posted Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:30:00 -0700

Among the blissful chaos that is New Student Orientation, Ashley volunteered her time to assist with Palousafest 2017. With a smile she jumped in to strike the staging set-up for the concert. She's a star and I'm so thankful to have a great colleague like her. Read more

Eric Matson, Financial Technician, Student Benefits, Health, and Wellness

Posted Fri, 04 Aug 2017 11:41:00 -0700

Eric Matson is so helpful for all our department's travel needs! He is like a personal travel assistant. Vandal Health Ed has had several trips in the last few weeks and he has processed our mess of receipts with ease and without complaint ... all while moving offices! We appreciate him! Read more

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