Board Games Offered at Library Today
The University of Idaho Library is hosting a new event series called Third Thursday Board Games. Games will be played from 2-4 p.m. every third Thursday of the month in the library study room next to the MILL, Team Tech Room 133. The first games are today, Sept. 16. Everyone is welcome, so drop in anytime to roll dice, deal cards and get your game on.
Making, Innovating and Learning Laboratory Re-opens
The U of I Library’s Making, Innovating and Learning Laboratory (MILL) has re-opened. Join the first Make It @ the MILL event of the fall semester from 12:30-1:30 p.m. today, Sept. 16, at the U of I Library. The MILL staff will teach everyone how to make custom button pins. The MILL will have dust jackets, coloring books and magazines to use in making a custom button.
Vandal Entertainment’s Late Night Trivia is Back Tonight with Decades Trivia
Do you love trivia? VE’s monthly Late Night Trivia is back from 7-8:30 p.m. today, Sept. 16, in the ASUI Vandal Lounge, ISUB. There will be five rounds of Kahoot competition as we roll through and celebrate the decades. That means, five chances to win a prize. Free food, prizes. Tell your friends, family and students about this fun event!
Radiation Safety Orientation Offered Tomorrow
A Radiation Safety Orientation class is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 17, in Ag Sci Room 062. Faculty and staff, please share this with your students as needed. This class is specifically for students who are unable to access the online course in GoSignMeUp. Anyone able to take the course in GoSignMeUp should do so to save limited seating for those that need it. Contact Environmental Health and Safety with questions 208-885-6524.
AJR Concert Canceled
Due to unforeseen circumstances, AJR will not be performing at the University of Idaho Oct. 16. Originally scheduled to play in the ICCU Arena as part of the U of I Community Concert Series, the show has been canceled. We appreciate all who purchased tickets and apologize for any inconvenience. Ticketholders will be notified via email and refunded automatically. We look forward to our next scheduled concert on Nov. 5, when Third Eye Blind rocks the new ICCU Arena during Parents Weekend. Tickets and information can be found at govandals.com/tickets.
Attend Employee Assistance Program Webinar ‘Switch to Being More Present’
Discover the key to spending more quality time with those around you by digitally disconnecting and being more actively present. This webinar is available on demand beginning Tuesday, Sept. 21. Go to EAPHelpLink.com and enter code UI1. Look for online seminars in the lower left-hand corner of the homepage or you can search by title.
Resources for Modeling Projects Are Available Through IMCI
The Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI) will have a brown bag lunch to discuss Data Access Grants (DAGs), IMCI’s new multidisciplinary initiative. These grants enable researchers in any area of research/academic field to generate preliminary data for modeling-based research grant proposals. DAG applications will be accepted from faculty in all colleges for research that involves aspects of modeling. Grants cover costs (generally up to $4,000) to generate data through diverse methods including DNA sequencing, ddPCR, cryo-EM, mass spectrometry, reagents for an experiment, data purchase, a pilot survey or software. To learn more about DAGs, join the IMCI team at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21 via Zoom.
‘Web Mapping for Every Discipline’ Workshop Slated
The “Web Mapping for Every Discipline: How to Use ArcGIS Online” workshop during the Graduate Student Essentials series will be at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, in the first-floor classroom (Room 120) of the library and live via Zoom. Registration is required. Attendees will learn to select GIS software and navigate the U of I Teaching & Scholarly Research Portal. They will learn to access apps for mobile data collection, web mapping, conveying information, and storytelling, and choose how to share their content using ArcGIS Online. The series covers topics including essential library resources and services for graduate students; preparing for journal article publishing; using ArcGIS online; and organizing, managing, and storing data. The series also includes a session of drop-in citation management help and an associated YouTube Playlist on how to use Zotero (free and open source) to manage citations.
‘Communicating to Policymakers and the Public’ Seminar Is Sept. 22
The “Communicating to Policymakers and the Public” professional development seminar is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain time on Wednesday, Sept. 22. It focuses on the scientist-engineer/policymaker communications dynamic. Participants will learn a variety of communications approaches, including the best ways to communicate messages to policymakers and the public. It is open to faculty and administrators, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and professional students and CAES affiliates. It will be taught by Debbie Stine, founder and chief instructor for the Science and Technology Policy Academy. Learn more and register.
Sign Up for Women’s River Canyon Backpack Trip
Come explore Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in the United States, visit an historic ranch and fall asleep listening to the Snake River on this women’s backpack trip Sept. 25-26. Cost is $40 for students and $60 for all others. Sign-up at the Outdoor Program Office.
Getting Vaccinated for COVID-19?
Keep in mind that the university has medical appointment leave in addition to your sick leave. You can use two hours of medical appointment leave for yourself or a family member’s appointment, including travel time to and from the appointment, which includes getting your vaccination for COVID-19. Don’t hesitate to use the full two hours each month. Medical appointment leave doesn’t carry over from month to month. It’s there because your health, and that of your family, is a constant priority. For more information, review Faculty Staff Handbook 3710.
Academic Impressions Professional Development Resources Are Available
U of I has partnered with Academic Impressions, an organization specializing in professional development resources for faculty, staff, and administrators working in higher education. Provided by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President with support from the U of I Library, this partnership provides faculty, staff and students with membership access to a host of training resources for professionals working in higher education. Topic areas range from skills-based trainings for professionals in all areas of higher ed to leadership trainings on topics such as supervision, personal effectiveness and diversity, equity and inclusion. Contact Account Manager Niecie Washington for more information, questions, or to request a 15-30 minute orientation to the resource for your department or unit. Learn more.
Diabetes Research Study Participants Needed
Researchers are seeking adults 18 years and older, with prediabetes or Type 2 Diabetes, to participate in a two-visit study investigating the interaction of diet, physical activity and gut microbiome on diabetic neuropathy. Measurements will include surveys for dietary history and physical activity levels, finger stick blood test to measure risk factors and stool sample for the gut microbiome. A $45 gift card will be provided upon completion of the study. For more information, contact the Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory at email@example.com or 208-885-2007.
Have a Safety Concern? Report It
See something that doesn’t seem safe? Let I-Safety know. Whether it is an unsafe working condition, a tripping hazard on a walkway or anything else that may put the Vandal Family at risk, the department wants to know. The was created as an easy way to submit concerns and have them directed to the appropriate department or unit for assistance.