Submit Your Feedback on New Policies
The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President is seeking faculty and staff feedback on the new policies for promotion/tenure (FSH 3500) and third-year review (FSH 3510). All feedback is appreciated. Complete the survey by tomorrow, Jan. 20.
Dedicated Student Activity Fee Proposal Presentations Are Jan. 21
Presentations of the student fee proposals for the student activity fee will start at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, via Zoom. Unit leaders requesting increases will present their dedicated student activity fee proposals for FY22. The meeting passcode is 962881.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Virtual Keynote Address Is Jan. 21
Join for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote Address, 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, via Zoom. Edward Onaci, associate professor of History and African American and Africana Studies and author of “Free the Land,” will present “Free the Land! The New Afrikan Independence Movement and the Biographical Consequences of Social Movement Activism.” Register online.
Register for a Green Dot Workshop for Faculty and Staff Jan. 22
Attend a virtual Green Dot safety workshop for faculty and staff from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, via Zoom. The workshop introduces the basic elements of the Green Dot Bystander Intervention program, focusing on the role university employees play in establishing and reinforcing campus culture. This training is interactive and action oriented. Register online.
OAPF Receives Additional Financial Support in FY21
The University of Idaho Open Access Publishing Fund (OAPF) has received additional financial support from the Office of the Provost and the University of Idaho Library to pay for article processing charges in eligible open access journals. The U of I OAPF will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, with an additional allocation of $20,000. Applications that meet all eligibility criteria are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact OAPF Fund Manager Jylisa Doney for more information.
Apply to Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent to apply to the following new limited submission funding opportunities with upcoming notice of intent deadlines: Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award, with a concept paper deadline of Monday, Jan. 25; 2022 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences, with a notice of intent deadline of Monday, Feb. 1; and Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Educational Diversity Research Education Experiences, with a notice of intent deadline of Feb. 1. For more information and to apply to these and other open limited submission funding opportunities, select the program from the table on the U of I InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the Research and Faculty Development Limited Submissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Spring Semester Virtual Q&A Talks With Torrey Are Scheduled
Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence will host five Q&A conversations with faculty and staff this spring from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. The event is scheduled for alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays on the following dates: Jan. 27, Feb. 4, March 3, April 1 and April 28. Participants are invited to ask questions in advance, during the event or just listen to the discussion. Questions submitted in advance will help shape the conversation and should be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the event. Authenticated U of I email addresses will have access to the Zoom meeting. The waiting room is enabled. Learn more.
Student Financial Aid Office Is Temporarily Relocated
The Student Financial Aid Office is under maintenance due to a water leak. The front desk is temporarily closed. Students who require walk-in assistance can visit staff in their temporary location — Bruce M. Pitman Center Suite 137 (Strategic Enrollment Management). Students can still contact the office at email@example.com or 208-885-6312, or contact work study at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VandalStar Expands Online Referral Options to Help Students
Faculty and staff now have six ways to connect students in a timely and virtual way to free campus resources and services. This is by using the VandalStar referral feature. The six programs ready to serve students using this online referral system are: Academic Tutoring, Academic Coaching, Pre-Health Professions, Career Services, BEAMS and Student Support Services-TRIO. Learn more.
Vandal Poem of the Day Is Back
After a brief hiatus, Vandal Poem of the Day (VPOD) is back. A collaboration between the library’s Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning and the English Department’s literary journal, Fugue, VPOD is a public poetry project that works to bring relevant contemporary poetry to the University of Idaho community and beyond. This year, VPOD will feature poets from Four Way Books, which operates out of lower Manhattan, New York, and has been publishing poems since 1995. VPOD will feature some of the most recent titles from Four Way Books, including work from Tommye Blount, Yona Harvey and John Murillo.
Recruiting Breastfeeding Mothers for Research on Food Allergies
Researchers at U of I are recruiting breastfeeding mothers aged 18 years or older, and their infants aged 0-12 months old, to participate in a study exploring the detection of cow’s milk and soy proteins in breastmilk. If you live near Moscow or Boise and are breastfeeding, you may be eligible to participate. Participation would require completing several questionnaires, eliminating cow’s milk and soy products from your diet for several days, consuming soy and cow’s milk daily for several days and providing samples of breastmilk and maternal/infant stool. Participants can receive up to $200 for participation. Contact Cassandra Partridge at email@example.com or 208-301-3740 for more information.
Pedestrians: Be Alert, Be Safe
As anyone who has tried to cross campus when classes are changing knows, there are a lot of people walking on and around campus. While drivers, bicyclists and skateboarders are often reminded to be alert for pedestrians, we as pedestrians need to work to ensure our safety as well. This is especially true during wet and cold seasons, when footing is more treacherous and vehicles can’t stop as quickly. Wear traction devices when appropriate and never assume a driver can see you or will be able to stop in time to grant you the right of way. Visit the I-Safety webpage for more steps pedestrians can take to be safe.