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Oct. 28, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Faculty and Staff News

Supervisor Resources for Managing Mandatory Furlough Are Available Online

As announced by President Scott Green on June 18, employees are required to take furlough between the start of their FY21 contract and Jan. 23, 2021, to meet current fiscal year budget holdbacks. Each employee’s required leave has been added to their leave bank and is visible to them in VandalWeb. It is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure their employees take assigned leave. To assist supervisors, additional resources have been posted on the Mandatory Furlough Program website. This page details the ways supervisors can track the remaining balance for those they supervise and includes commonly requested information about calculating furlough for new employees and how to calculate prorated furlough for employees separating before Jan. 23.
 

Check out the Zoom Lab and Study Space on Campus

A Zoom Lab and Study Space is available on the third floor of the Student Health Center. The space has four rooms that are outfitted with a computer, webcam and speakers that are Zoom ready. In addition to the Zoom rooms, there are an additional six rooms available for private study. All spaces are for individual use only and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each room can be used for up to 75 minutes. There will be a staff member on-site to assist with check-in and to remind you when your time is up. The Zoom Lab hours are from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant will be available to use during your visit. Contact Rusty Vineyard at vineyard@uidaho.edu for more information. Learn more.
 

‘Hidden Gems: Idaho Resources for Entrepreneurs’ Is Tomorrow

Jeremy Tamsen, U of I’s director of the Office of Technology Transfer; George Tanner, Idaho Entrepreneurs, University of Idaho; and two other panelists will present “Hidden Gems: Idaho Resources for Entrepreneurs” 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Oct. 29, as part of Boise StartUp Week. Learn where to get help in your community with business expansion incentives, prototyping, manufacturing, market research, federal contracting, food tech, financing and more. All events during Boise StartUp Week are free, but you must join the Brella platform to view the virtual events. See the schedule. Register online.
 

Drive-In Movie Weekend Is Friday and Saturday

Looking for something to do this Halloween weekend? Attend a drive-in movie at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Friday, Oct. 30, will be a family-friendly Halloween double feature, while Saturday, Oct. 31, will be a triple feature horror film fest. University of Idaho Events and Conferences is hosting a giveaway for a free ticket to see either drive-in movie. Visit their Facebook page for more information. Learn more and get tickets.
 

Wine Down Wednesday with Jovinea Cellars Is Nov. 4

Grab a glass of your favorite vino — or any other preferred beverage — and attend Wine Down Wednesday, 6 p.m. Nov. 4, via Zoom. Talk with Lisa and Michael Grigg of Jovinea Cellars. A newcomer to the Vandals Uncorked family, this couple relocated to the Lewis-Clark Valley in 2011 with one goal in mind: Start a vineyard and winery. They opened their facility in early 2018. Learn more and register.
 

Learn About ‘Transforming the Teacher Workforce’ Nov. 5

Join the first event in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences’ Diverse Dialogues series, “Transforming the Teacher Workforce: They Need to See Teachers Like Me,” 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, via Zoom. This event will be moderated by Vanessa Anthony-Stevens and will feature a group of panelists of diverse backgrounds representing teachers, community members, administrators and educators discussing the challenges associated with racially and ethnically diversifying the teaching workforce. Learn more and register.
 

New Accelerated Limited Submission Funding Opportunity Is Available; Deadline to Apply Is Nov. 6

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent to apply to a new accelerated limited submission funding opportunity from the National Science Foundation EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) with an upcoming concept paper deadline of Friday, Nov. 6. For more information and to submit a concept paper to apply to this 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 ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Register for a Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar Informational Webinar Nov. 11

The Research and Faculty Development team will be virtually hosting Sarah Causer from the Institute of International Education to discuss the Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar Program from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 11. During this session, learn about the application and selection process. There will be time to answer questions. Registration for this event is required. Carly Cummings and Scott Slovic are the University of Idaho liaisons for this program and can be contacted to discuss proposal ideas.
 

Complete Employee Training by Dec. 11

Have you finished your annual employee required training? The four all-employee training topics for 2020 are: creating a respectful community, fire safety, IT security and diversity and inclusion. All regular faculty and staff, temporary faculty and staff and student employees — including graduate students — with appointments lasting longer than three months must complete the trainings no later than Friday, Dec. 11. Employees who do not complete the required training by the deadline may be subject to administrative or disciplinary actions. To complete the training, log in to BbLearn. You must use a fully updated version of Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari when accessing BbLearn. Select “LOGIN” and enter your Vandal NetID credentials when prompted. Your course dashboard will display. You can then view and select your active courses from the right-hand “My BbLearn Courses” widget.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Supervisory Excellence Program – Building Team Relationships: 9-11 a.m., Online via Zoom
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 10 a.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Jamie Derrick Mindfulness Drop-In: Noon to 12:20 p.m., Online via Zoom
Landscape Architecture Lecture Series: ‘Cinematography in the Landscape: Transition Zones in Themed Environments:’ 1:30-2:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Graduate School Funding 102: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity Incorporated Informational: 7-8 p.m., Online via Zoom
Idaho Bach Festival I: Telemann’s ‘12 Fantasias:’ 7:30-8:30 p.m., Online via Zoom

Thursday

KUOI-FM 75th Anniversary
Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub: Noon to 1 p.m., Online
Microglial Phagocytosis in Retinal Development and Regeneration: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Dissertation/Thesis Support Group: 2-3 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 3:30 p.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Graduate School Funding 102: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Controversy with Civility: 4-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
Writing Workshop + Write-In: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
The Body Project: 5-6 p.m., Online
Dia de los Muertos: 7-8 p.m., C26, Wallace Basement, Wallace Residence Center and online via Zoom
Idaho Bach Festival II: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Online via Zoom

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. U of I is the first in the Northwest to offer a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity, and our nationally-recognized faculty have been training students for professional positions for more than two decades. Throughout the month, we will be highlighting some of the great people and research within U of I’s cybersecurity program.

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Nuclear power plants have existed in Idaho since the 1950s, when the small town of Arco became the first city in the world to house a nuclear reactor. More would be built and tested there than any other location in the world. With research expertise from the University of Idaho and the Idaho National Laboratory, significant strides have been made in the state to develop the most advanced nuclear plant designs in the world, including small modular reactors that could offer a cost effective, safer and more secure option for nuclear energy. Read more.

News Releases

Neave Trio Virtual Concert Begins Auditorium Chamber Music Series 2020-21 Season

The University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series continues its tradition of outstanding performances this season with three ensembles for concerts beginning this fall. Held annually since 1986, the concert series that brings some of the world’s finest performers to the Palouse begins its 2020-21 season online at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 with the critically acclaimed Neave Trio performing a live-broadcast concert on Facebook and NeaveTrio.auditoriumseries.org. Read more.

U of I in the News

U of I’s New ICCU Arena: A Mass Timber ‘Barn-Raising’

This story was written by Sholeh Patrick and published on Oct. 7 by the Coeur d’Alene Press.
In America’s early days when a farmer needed a new barn, practically the whole town pitched in to build and raise it. This is almost like that. Fifty years ago, about the time the Kibbie Dome was built, University of Idaho dreamed of a basketball arena to pair with it. But given the expense and other priorities, that wasn’t to be. Until now. Read more.

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Faculty and Staff News

Pay-To-Park Mobile Is Here with AMP

Parking in Pay-by-Plate Lots 107 and 108 (Student Recreation Center), Lot 29 (VandalStore), Lot 91 (Upper Rayburn) and Lot 35 (Student Health) just got easier with AMP – AIMS Mobile Parking. Download the free AMP app from Google Play or the Apple App Store and pay for parking with your smartphone instead of the pay station. You can also add time to your Pay-by-Plate parking reservation via the app.
 

Learn About Preparing Future Faculty Today

Learn about Preparing Future Faculty 12:30-1:20 p.m. today, Oct. 27, via Zoom. This session, titled “Understanding and Navigating the Landscape of Higher Education,” will provide an overview of pathways to a successful career in higher education. It will lay the foundation for subsequent sessions. The Preparing Future Faculty program provides a differentiating experience and competitive advantage for graduate student and post-doctoral scholars entering the market, and positively affects the teaching and learning experience of all instructional faculty and students at the University of Idaho.
 

Learn About ‘Arts, Media, Design and Intellectual Property’ Today

Jeremy Tamsen, U of I’s director of the Office of Technology Transfer, and two other panelists will present “Arts, Media, Design and Intellectual Property” 12:45 p.m. today, Oct. 27, as part of Boise StartUp Week. The panel will give advice on protecting your creativity. All events during Boise StartUp Week are free, but you must join the Brella platform to view the virtual events. See the schedule. Register online.
 

‘Supporting Students in Distress’ Workshop Is Today

Join Vandal Health Education 2-3 p.m. today, Oct. 27, via Zoom, for an interactive workshop on “Supporting Students in Distress.” Learn how to recognize when students are struggling, how to have a conversation to get them connected to help and how to create an environment that encourages success. Register online.  
 

Export Control and Trade Sanctions Training Sessions Are Tomorrow and Dec. 9

The Office of Research Assurances will offer export control and trade sanctions training 3:30-4:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 28, and 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, via Zoom. The content of both sessions will be the same. Email ored-export@uidaho.edu to register for a session.
 

Critical Language Scholarship Info Session Is Oct. 29

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will host an information session for U of I students 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. Join a representative from the program to learn more about this fully funded language study abroad opportunity. Register online. The application for the 2021 CLS Program is available online. Applications are due Tuesday, Nov. 17. Contact Distinguished Scholarships Program Coordinator Dilshani Sarathchandra at dilshanis@uidaho.edu for more information.
 

‘Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub’ Is Oct. 29

Stephen Hanlon, director of the Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub at the University of Wyoming, will present next in the series of ASCEND Hub webinars, “Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub,” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. He will describe how the Hub fits into the bioscience ecosystem, the components of the Hub and how the Hub will use existing resources in the state to support and guide researchers and entrepreneurs. Register online and view past seminars.
 

Badminton Tournament Entry Forms Are Due Oct. 29

Form your team for a double’s badminton tournament. Entry forms are due Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Student Recreation Center. Cost is $10. Email bfealy@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Trick-or-Treat at Hays Hall Is Oct. 30

Don your costume — or just get the kids dressed up — and stop by for a socially distanced trick-or-treat 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in Hays Hall/Alumni Office Courtyard, across from the Farmhouse Fraternity. Joe Vandal will make an appearance 5-6 p.m. for photos. This event is open to alumni, staff, faculty, fans and friends and will happen rain or shine. A separate event for current students will be 7-9 p.m. Non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Vandals vs. Bengals Food Fight, ending Saturday, Oct. 31. Plan to wear your mask and keep your distance. Candy will be pre-packaged and distributed through a chute with volunteers wearing gloves. Email Marie Duncan at marie@uidaho.edu for more information.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

‘Exploration, Science and Celebrity:’ Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandals for Recovery: Free Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Panorama Room, ISUB
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 3:30 p.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Faculty Senate: 3:30-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
Bowldering League: 7-9 p.m., Climbing Center, Student Recreation Center
Getting Politically Active: 7-8 p.m., C26, Wallace Basement, Wallace Residence Center

Wednesday

Supervisory Excellence Program – Building Team Relationships: 9-11 a.m., Online via Zoom
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 10 a.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Jamie Derrick Mindfulness Drop-In: Noon to 12:20 p.m., Online via Zoom
Landscape Architecture Lecture Series: ‘Cinematography in the Landscape: Transition Zones in Themed Environments:’ 1:30-2:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Graduate School Funding 102: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity Incorporated Informational: 7-8 p.m., Online via Zoom
Idaho Bach Festival I: Telemann's ‘12 Fantasias:’ 7:30-8:30 p.m., Online via Zoom

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

Featured Stories

Sydney Freeman Jr. Discusses Universities Supporting the Black Community

How can universities better support Black faculty, staff and students? Education's Sydney Freeman Jr. discusses his insights on the latest episode of “The Vandal Theory” podcast. Listen to the podcast.

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Employee Announcements

Sabbatical Applications Are Due Oct. 30

Applications for sabbatical leaves to be taken during the 2021-22 academic year must be received by the Sabbatical Leave Evaluation Committee by Friday, Oct. 30. Check with your college dean's office for internal college due dates to allow time for letters to be written. Complete applications should be submitted to provost@uidaho.edu. See the Sabbatical webpage for more information.

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Vandal Mentor Network Links Alumni, Students on Professional Development

Online mentoring through the Vandal Mentor Network provides a way for alumni to connect with fellow Vandal graduates and current students as both work to accomplish employment and career goals. Join the network.
 

Get Your Flu Shot Today

Keep the Vandal community safe and get your flu shot from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Oct. 26, in the ISUB Summit rooms. This clinic is drop-in only. Learn more.
 

Learn About Political Party Basics Today

Join Aman McLeod, U of I assistant professor of political science, 4 p.m. today, Oct. 26, via Zoom, as he explores the history and function of political parties in the United States.
 

‘Navigating Difficult COVID-19-Related Topics’ Is Tomorrow

The next session of Supervising in the Time of COVID-19 is 9 a.m. tomorrow, Oct. 27, via Zoom. The session will focus on “Navigating Difficult COVID-19-Related Topics” such as evaluations, furloughs, leave, etc. An invitation has been sent to all supervisors, but the session is open to anyone who wants to attend. Email Joana Espinoza at jespinoza@uidaho.edu to submit questions in advance. View the videos from previous sessions.
 

Einstein Bros. Bagels Hours Extended Through Tomorrow

Einstein Bros. Bagels will be extending its operational hours until 7 p.m. through tomorrow, Oct. 27.
 

Nutrition Basics Workshop Is Oct. 29

Attend a virtual workshop to learn about the basics of nutrition and how you can maximize your nutrition and make the most out of your food 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. Participants will learn about micronutrients, macronutrients, food groups, calories and how to plan their meals and snacks. This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Register online
 

Learn How to Handle Controversy with Civility Oct. 29

Nervous about engaging in political conversations with others, especially those you disagree with? Join Brian Smentkowski, U of I associate professor of political science, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, via Zoom, to learn more about how to have tough conversations this election season.
 

Learn About ‘Benefit Cost Analysis’ Oct. 30 and Nov. 9

Participate in an Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship professional development seminar, “Benefit Cost Analysis,” Friday, Oct. 30, and Monday, Nov. 9. This series will be taught by Debbie Stine, who has conducted public policy analysis in science and technology policy for the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine; the U.S. Congressional Research Service; the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Carnegie Mellon University. She is the founder and chief instructor for the Science and Technology Policy Academy. Learn more and register.
 

Goldwater Scholarship Info Session Is Oct. 30

A Goldwater Scholarship information session will be 3-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, via Zoom. This session is for students who are current sophomores and juniors and have submitted pre-applications to the 2020 Goldwater Scholarship cycle, as well as students who intend to pursue research careers in STEM and are interested in learning about the Goldwater Scholarship. The session will provide an overview of the scholarship and describe the University of Idaho internal campus review process for the current scholarship cycle. Full applications for the 2021 scholarship cycle are due for campus review by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29. Contact the U of I Distinguished Scholarships Program Coordinator Dilshani Sarathchandra at dilshanis@uidaho.edu for more information.
 

Submit to the International Education Week Photo, Video Contest

The International Programs Office invites all University of Idaho students to share their photos/videos from around the world for a chance to win a GoPro or VandalStore gift card. Entrants must be an enrolled student at the University of Idaho in Fall 2020. There are three photo and video categories: Vandal Pride, Global Classroom and Landscapes. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1. Learn more.
 

Attend the Fish and Wildlife Virtual Film Fest Nov. 6 and Nov. 13

Join the first virtual Fish and Wildlife Film Fest 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, and Friday, Nov. 13. Both nights will feature a different set of short wildlife films. This event is free for K-12 and university students, and the recommended donation for other adults is $7. Learn more.
 

First-Generation College Celebration Day Is Nov. 8

First-Generation College Celebration Day is Sunday, Nov. 8. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to submit a video highlighting their first-generation college experience. The first 100 people who submit a video will be invited to pick up a first-generation college T-shirt. A compilation video will be released the week of Nov. 9, and stories will be shared on social media.
 

New Limited Submission Funding Opportunity Is Available from the W.M. Keck Foundation

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent to apply to a new limited submission funding opportunity from the W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program with an upcoming notice of intent deadline of Monday, Nov. 9. For more information and to submit a notice of intent to apply to this 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 ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Vandal Health Clinic Services Are Available

Vandal Health Clinic services are available to all students, dependents, faculty and staff. The clinic is at the corner of University Avenue and Ash Street. Call 208-885-6693 to schedule an appointment. Walk-in services are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

Campus Security Offers Free Safe Walk Services

Safe Walk is a free, year-round 24/7 service for students, faculty, staff and campus visitors offered by Campus Security. Use it when you need it. Call 208-885-7054, 208-874-7550 or email campus-security@uidaho.edu. Learn more about Safe Walk.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Eight Days Left to Complete Annual Enrollment for 2021 Benefits
New Employee Benefits Orientation: 1:30-2:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Fright Night Keep It Right: Don't Mess Up When You Dress Up!: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
LGBTQA Family Game Night: 6:30-8 p.m., ASUI Vandal Lounge, ISUB

Tuesday

Preparing Future Faculty: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Supporting Students in Distress: 2-3 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandals for Recovery: Free Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Panorama Room, ISUB
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 3:30 p.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Bowldering League: 7-9 p.m., Climbing Center, Student Recreation Center
Getting Politically Active: 7-8 p.m., C26, Wallace Basement, Wallace Residence Center

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

Featured Stories

New Grain Bins Vandalized in Parma, Newdale

Vandalization of grain bins in Parma and Newdale was just completed. Four grain bins have been Vandalized this year to help tell our story along the highways and byways throughout the Gem State. The first Vandal grain bin was Vandalized in July. Look out this spring for more Vandalization. Learn more about the statewide project.

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Employee Announcements

Faculty Senate Meeting No. 11 Is Tomorrow

Faculty Senate Meeting No. 11 will be 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 27, via Zoom. The agenda and supporting documents will be emailed to Faculty Senate members and are on the Faculty Senate website. See the Talking Points from Meeting No. 10.

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Tomorrow’s Movie Is Free and Will Be Inside

Due to snow and freezing temperatures, the drive-in movie “Remember the Titans,” playing 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 24, will be moved indoors to the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. The movie is free. The entrance is on Vandal Alley, on the west end of the Kibbie Dome. Face coverings and social distancing are required. No concessions will be available.
 

‘Supporting Students in Distress’ Workshop Is Oct. 27

Join Vandal Health Education 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, for an interactive workshop on “Supporting Students in Distress.” Learn how to recognize when students are struggling, how to have a conversation to get them connected to help and how to create an environment that encourages success. Register online.
 

‘Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub’ Is Oct. 29

Stephen Hanlon, director of the Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub at the University of Wyoming, will present next in the series of ASCEND Hub webinars, “Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub,” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. He will describe how the Hub fits into the bioscience ecosystem, the components of the Hub and how the Hub will use existing resources in the state to support and guide researchers and entrepreneurs. Register online and view past seminars.
 

Trick-or-Treat at Hays Hall Is Oct. 30

Don your costume — or just get the kids dressed up — and stop by for a socially distanced trick-or-treat 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in Hays Hall/Alumni Office Courtyard, across from the Farmhouse Fraternity. Joe Vandal will make an appearance 5-6 p.m. for photos. This event is open to alumni, staff, faculty, fans and friends and will happen rain or shine. A separate event for current students will be 7-9 p.m. Non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Vandals vs. Bengals Food Fight, ending Saturday, Oct. 31. Plan to wear your mask and keep your distance. Candy will be pre-packaged and distributed through a chute with volunteers wearing gloves. Email Marie Duncan at marie@uidaho.edu for more information.
 

University Honors Program Faculty Workshop and Recognition Event Is Nov. 5

Join the Honors Program and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in Teaching and Learning Center Room 030 or via Zoom for a faculty workshop and recognition event. The event will be facilitated by Brian Smentkowski, CETL director, and Sandra Reineke, University Honors Program director, and will be a conversation on supporting honors teaching and learning contributions in the classroom and beyond. The event will also celebrate the innovations of honors faculty whose teaching makes a difference in the learning and the lives of honors students. RSVP is not required but is recommended to ensure COVID-19 social distancing guidelines are maintained. Email cetl@uidaho.edu to RSVP or with questions.
 

Learn About ‘Transforming the Teacher Workforce’ Nov. 5

Join the first College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Diverse Dialogues series event, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, via Zoom. The topic will be “Transforming the Teacher Workforce: They Need to See Teachers Like Me,” and will be moderated by Vanessa Anthony-Stevens, assistant professor of social and cultural studies. This event will feature a group of panelists of diverse backgrounds representing teachers, community members, administrators and teacher educators discussing the challenges associated with racially and ethnically diversifying the teaching workforce. Learn more and register.
 

Fall ’20 Marks Highest Progress Survey Response Rate to Date

In mid-September, course instructors reviewed students’ academic performance by submitting early warning grade progress surveys in VandalStar. Course instructors’ response rate, at 69%, was the highest for any term thus far. The Fall 2019 submission rate was 52% with 1,034 total sections reporting. Fall 2020 term represents a 33% increase in overall submissions with 1,163 total sections completing progress surveys. More than 10,000 VandalStar flags and kudos were added to students’ VandalStar accounts in a 10-day period thanks to their efforts. Read more.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Deadline to Add or Drop Late Eight-Week Classes
Halloween Window Painting Competition: Noon to 3 p.m., ASUI Student Vandal Lounge, ISUB
Radiation Safety Orientation: 3-5 p.m., Ag Sci Room 062
Queer Convos with the GSA: 5-6 p.m., Women’s Center, Room 109, Memorial Gym
‘The Revolutionists:’ 6-8 p.m., Online via Zoom

Weekend

Envision: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center
Wellbeing Ambassadors Sources of Strength Training: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Online
‘The Revolutionists:’ 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Online via Zoom
‘The Revolutionists:’ 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Online via Zoom

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Featured Stories

Whodunnit? Finding the Source of E.coli in Pocatello’s Mink Creek

Thousands of recreational enthusiasts descend upon Mink Creek, near Pocatello, every summer. With the discovery that the creek and its tributaries contain high levels of E.coli, the U.S. Forest Service Caribou-Targhee National Forest — aided by researchers at the University of Idaho — were on the hunt to solve a mystery: Who or what is contaminating the water? Read more.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Announcements

Sabbatical Applications Are Due Oct. 30

Applications for sabbatical leaves to be taken during the 2021-22 academic year must be received by the Sabbatical Leave Evaluation Committee by Friday, Oct. 30. Check with your college dean's office for internal college due dates to allow time for letters to be written. Complete applications should be submitted to provost@uidaho.edu. See the Sabbatical webpage for more information.
 

Nominations for Honorary Degrees for May 2021 Commencement Are Due Nov. 16

Nominations of candidates for honorary degrees for the May 2021 commencement ceremony are due by Monday, Nov. 16, and must be submitted to provost@uidaho.edu. See the nomination instructions in FSH 4930.

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Modeling-Based Research Funding Is Available; Info Session Is Today

The Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI) promotes modeling-based research at U of I. An information session for the IMCI Pilot Grant Program will be 12:30 p.m. today, Oct. 22, via Zoom. The program will fund up to five new research projects and collaborations this year. During the session, learn how your research ideas could fit into the program and receive instructions on how to apply.
 

College of Science Student Research Expo Presentations Are Today

The annual College of Science Student Research Expo has moved online this year. Undergraduate and graduate students have prepared brief presentations on their current projects and live presentations will be 2 p.m. today, Oct. 22, via Zoom. Visit the virtual exhibit hall.
 

Planned Maintenance for VandalWeb and Banner Begins Tomorrow

Beginning 6 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 23, the VandalWeb and Banner Systems will undergo a required infrastructure migration. During this maintenance, both systems and any others that rely on them will be inaccessible. The project is anticipated to last through Sunday, Oct. 25. All systems are expected to be fully functional at the beginning of business on Monday, Oct. 26. Request assistance at the ITS tech support portal.
 

Learn About Political Party Basics Oct. 26

Join Aman McLeod, U of I assistant professor of political science, 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, via Zoom, as he explores the history and function of political parties in the United States.
 

Learn How to Handle Controversy with Civility Oct. 29

Nervous about engaging in political conversations with others, especially those you disagree with? Join Brian Smentkowski, U of I associate professor of political science, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, via Zoom, to learn more about how to have tough conversations this election season.
 

Register for Mental Health First Aid for Faculty and Staff by Oct. 30

Attend a Virtual Mental Health First Aid course from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 1, and Thursday, Dec. 3. Mental Health First Aid is a certification program to help faculty, staff and students understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even with no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health-related crisis. Register by Friday, Oct. 30.
 

Learn About Moving Your Innovative Idea Toward Commercialization Nov. 12

ASCEND (Accelerating Solutions for Commercialization and Entrepreneurial Development) will present a webinar titled “SBIR/STTR Phase II: Moving Your Innovative Idea Toward Commercialization” 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. Del Mackey, senior economic development officer, Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University, will discuss the SBIR/STTR Phase II, how it helps move you further down the commercialization pipeline, aspects of commercialization you should be aware of and companion programs that enhance your potential Phase II award. Register for the webinar and view upcoming events and archived ASCEND webinars.
 

VandalStar Midterm Flags Help Facilitate Student Contact

Course instructors are assessing students’ academic progress in classes and submitting midterm grades in VandalWeb. Those grades are also posted in VandalStar. Students who earn a midterm grade of D and/or F will receive an automatic email notification starting today, Oct. 22, via VandalStar. An alert “flag” is also posted on their dashboard. Students are encouraged to take immediate action and seek help from their instructors and advisors while exploring available academic campus resources. Advisors and academic support staff across campus will utilize this grade information to coordinate student outreach efforts and to connect with students. Email vandalstar@uidaho.edu with questions about VandalStar and advising@uidaho.edu with questions about advising.
 

Take a Survey About Your Campus Dining Experience

To gain perspective on current dining habits and help plan for the future, you are invited to participate in a market research survey regarding your dining behaviors and dining operations on campus. You are under no obligation to participate; however, upon completion of the survey, you will have the opportunity to win a prize. The winner will receive two roundtrip airline tickets to anywhere in the continental U.S. Your responses will help Vandals Dining make dining enhancements. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. Take the survey.
 

Take a Steak Research Survey

The Meat Science Research Team within the Department of Animal, Veterinary and Food Sciences is conducting a survey on purchasing behaviors of top round steaks. The survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete and your answers will remain anonymous. Email Phil Bass at pbass@uidaho.edu with questions. Take the survey.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Fall Semester Virtual Q&A Talks with Torrey No. 3: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
IMCI Pilot Grant Information Session: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
‘Bach and Telemann: Friends and Rivals,’ Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Dissertation/Thesis Support Group: 2-3 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 3:30 p.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Graduate School 101: 3:30-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
‘No One Writes Me Down: Feminist Movements and the Heroes of History:’ 5-6 p.m., Online via Zoom
The Body Project: 5-6 p.m., Online
Debate and Dye: 6-7 p.m., ASUI Student Vandal Lounge, ISUB
Presidential Debate: 6-7:30 p.m., ASUI Student Vandal Lounge, ISUB
Presidential Debate Watch: 6-7:30 p.m., C26, Wallace Basement, Wallace Residence Center

Friday

Deadline to Add or Drop Late Eight-Week Classes
Halloween Window Painting Competition: Noon to 3 p.m., ASUI Student Vandal Lounge, ISUB
Radiation Safety Orientation: 3-5 p.m., Ag Sci Room 062
Queer Convos with the GSA: 5-6 p.m., Women’s Center, Room 109, Memorial Gym
‘The Revolutionists:’ 6-8 p.m., Online via Zoom

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

COVID-19 Questions

Each week, we will be featuring the answer to a COVID-19 question asked by a member of the Vandal Family. Visit U of I's COVID-19 webpage for the latest updates and for more of your COVID-19 questions answered.

Someone in the unit I supervise tested positive. I feel an obligation to tell the rest of the unit. Can I?

No. You cannot disclose a health condition of an employee (or student). If the employee can continue to work (or attend class) from home, they should. Supervisors may tell other employees that the person is working from home but cannot disclose why.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Congratulations to Recent U of I Distinguished Scholarship Applicants

Congratulations to 10 University of Idaho students and alumni who successfully submitted Fulbright, Marshall, Mitchell and Schwarzman Scholarship national applications in recent days. They have been working with the Distinguished Scholarships Program since Summer 2020.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Announcements

Show Your Vandal Spirit Every Friday

Are you proud of being a member of the Vandal Family? Let your enthusiasm show by participating in Vandal Spirit Fridays. Each Friday, all university employees and students statewide are encouraged to wear Vandal gear and show their silver and gold colors.

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Virtual Q&A Talks with Torrey Is Tomorrow

Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence will host bi-weekly Q&A conversations with faculty and staff 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 22, via Zoom. Upcoming events will take place Wednesday, Nov. 4; Thursday, Nov. 19; and Wednesday, Dec. 9. 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.
 

Parent Night Out Is Oct. 23

Enjoy an evening out while staff in Recreation and Wellbeing entertain the kids at a Pumpkin Extravaganza, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the Student Recreation Center. Counselors will lead children through painting pumpkins, games and a viewing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Cost is $30. Email kdoman@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more and register.
 

‘Navigating Difficult COVID-19-Related Topics’ Is Oct. 27

The next session of Supervising in the Time of COVID-19 is 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, via Zoom. The session will focus on “Navigating Difficult COVID-19-Related Topics” such as evaluations, furloughs, leave, etc. An invitation has been sent to all supervisors, but the session is open to anyone who wants to attend. Email Joana Espinoza at jespinoza@uidaho.edu to submit questions in advance. View the videos from previous sessions.
 

Export Control and Trade Sanctions Training Sessions Are Oct. 28 and Dec. 9

The Office of Research Assurances will offer export control and trade sanctions training 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, and 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, via Zoom. The content of both sessions will be the same. Email ored-export@uidaho.edu to register for a session.
 

Trick or Treat at Hays Hall Oct. 30

Don your costume — or just get the kids dressed up — and stop by for a socially distanced trick or treat 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in Hays Hall/Alumni Office Courtyard, across from the Farmhouse Fraternity. Joe Vandal will make an appearance 5-6 p.m. for photos. This event is open to alumni, staff, faculty, fans and friends and will happen rain or shine. A separate event for current students will be 7-9 p.m. Non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Vandals vs. Bengals Food Fight, ending Saturday, Oct. 31. Plan to wear your mask and keep your distance. Candy will be pre-packaged and will be distributed through a chute with volunteers wearing gloves. Email Marie Duncan at marie@uidaho.edu for more information.
 

Complete Employee Training by Dec. 11

Have you finished your annual employee required training? The four all-employee training topics for 2020 are: creating a respectful community, fire safety, IT security and diversity and inclusion. All regular faculty and staff, temporary faculty and staff and student employees — including graduate students — with appointments lasting longer than three months must complete the trainings no later than Friday, Dec. 11. Employees who do not complete the required training by the deadline may be subject to administrative or disciplinary actions. To complete the training, log in to BbLearn. You must use a fully updated version of Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari when accessing BbLearn. Select “LOGIN” and enter your Vandal NetID credentials when prompted. Your course dashboard will display. You can then view and select your active courses from the right-hand “My BbLearn Courses” widget.
 

3-D Printer to Revolutionize Biofluids and Biomechanics Research at U of I

With the help of a more than $300,000 major research instrumentation grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the University of Idaho College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical Engineering is installing a high-resolution, mixed-material 3-D printer. To be housed in the Integrated Research and Innovation Center, this state-of-the-art 3-D printer can print large, geometrically detailed and flexible 3-D structures. The printer can also produce pieces in extremely high resolution, 16 microns, about one-third the average cross-section of a human hair. This complex printing is not currently possible using other 3-D printers on the Moscow campus. Read more.
 

Fall ’20 Marks Highest Progress Survey Response Rate to Date

In mid-September, course instructors reviewed students’ academic performance by submitting early warning grade progress surveys in VandalStar. Course instructor’s response rate, at 69%, was the highest for any term thus far. The Fall 2019 submission rate was 52% with 1,034 total sections reporting. Fall 2020 term represents a 33% increase in overall submissions with 1,163 total sections completing progress surveys. Over 10,000 VandalStar flags and kudos were added to students’ VandalStar accounts in a 10-day period thanks to their efforts. Read more.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 10 a.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
2020 Heritage Orchard Conference: 10-11:30 a.m., Online via Zoom
Health Hut: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., ISUB Plaza
Jamie Derrick Mindfulness Drop-In: Noon to 12:20 p.m., Online via Zoom
Professional Development Initiative: Job Searching – How to Search Using All the Online Tools: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Faculty Success Seminar: NSF CAREER All Year: Getting Started on Your Proposal: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Landscape Architecture Lecture Series: ‘Stormwater Design: ICCU Arena and U of I Campus Projects:’ 1:30-2:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Graduate School 101: 3:30-5 p.m., Online via Zoom

Thursday

IMCI Pilot Grant Information Session: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
‘Bach and Telemann: Friends and Rivals,’ Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Dissertation/Thesis Support Group: 2-3 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 3:30 p.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Graduate School 101: 3:30-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
‘No One Writes Me Down: Feminist Movements and the Heroes of History:’ 5-6 p.m., Online via Zoom
The Body Project: 5-6 p.m., Online
Debate and Dye: 6-7 p.m., ASUI Student Vandal Lounge, ISUB
Presidential Debate: 6-7:30 p.m., ASUI Student Vandal Lounge, ISUB
Presidential Debate Watch: 6-7:30 p.m., C26, Wallace Basement, Wallace Residence Center

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. U of I is the first university in the Northwest to offer a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity, and our nationally-recognized faculty have been training students for professional positions for more than two decades. Throughout the month, we will be highlighting some of the great people and research within U of I’s cybersecurity program.

Osama Al Qahtani

Vehicle crashes killed an estimated 36,120 people in the U.S. last year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. With human error accounting for 94% of crashes, researchers at University of Idaho look to communication between cars themselves to make the difference. Read more.

News Releases

Full-Time U of I Enrollment Down 3%; Decrease Greater with Dual-Credit and Non-Degree

Overall enrollment at the University of Idaho for Fall 2020 is 10,791. This is a 9.5% decrease overall. Much of the decrease comes from a decline in dual-credit students — high school students who are enrolled for credit — of 584, and non-degree students. This was unexpected and most likely due to COVID-19. A decrease as a result of the uncertainty of the pandemic was expected. Full-time enrollment without dual-credit and non-degree students is down 3%, a number that, while not meeting the pre-pandemic goals of the university, is reasonable in the circumstances. U of I has gone to extreme efforts this fall to hold in-person classes and provide the unique student experience for which the university is known. Read more.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Announcements

U of I Is a Tobacco-Free Campus

In order to protect the health of all of our students, employees and community at large, the University of Idaho is proud to be 100% tobacco-free. The use of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes (vaping), smokeless tobacco, hookahs and any other tobacco-based products, is banned on all U of I property, research facilities and in university vehicles. Vandal Health Education has numerous resources for individuals who would like to reduce their tobacco use, including free cessation materials and local classes.

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Vandal Food Pantry Changes Locations Starting Today

The Vandal Food Pantry curbside pick-up is moving to the loading dock of the Bruce M. Pitman Center — west side of the building between the Pitman and Greek Row — starting today, Oct. 20. Learn more.
 

Win a Gift Card or Wireless Activity Tracker by Completing Annual Enrollment Early

You will have a chance to win a gift card for the VandalStore or a wireless activity tracker if you complete your annual enrollment during the first two weeks. If you enroll the first week (Oct. 19-25), you will be entered into the first drawing. The second drawing will include all employees who enroll during the first or second week (Oct. 19-Nov. 1). This means if you enroll the first week of annual enrollment on VandalWeb, you will have two opportunities to win.
 

Hazardous Materials Management Workshop for Labs Is Today

A Hazardous Materials Management Workshop for Labs is 3-5 p.m. today, Oct. 20, in Ag Sci Room 062. Contact Environmental Health and Safety at 208-885-6524 with questions.
 

Cup of Joe with James Alves-Foss Is Today

Register for the ninth episode of the Cup of Joe series, 4-5 p.m. today, Oct. 20, via Zoom. Chat with University of Idaho Distinguished Professor James Alves-Foss, who is a founding member and now director of the U of I Center for Secure and Dependable Systems, which supports and coordinates research and education in information assurance and cyber defense. Learn more and register.
 

Annual College of Science Student Research Exposition Is Oct. 20-23

The College of Science presents the 16th annual Student Research Exposition, taking place Oct. 20-23. This year’s event will be virtual. Learn more.
 

VandalStar Midterm Flags Help Facilitate Student Contact

Course instructors are assessing students’ academic progress in classes and submitting midterm grades in VandalWeb. Those grades are also posted in VandalStar. Students who earn a midterm grade of D and/or F will receive an automatic email notification starting Thursday, Oct. 22, via VandalStar. An alert “flag” is also posted on their dashboard. Students are encouraged to take immediate action and seek help from their instructors and advisors while exploring available academic campus resources. Advisors and academic support staff across campus will utilize this grade information to coordinate student outreach efforts and to connect with students. Email vandalstar@uidaho.edu with questions about VandalStar and advising@uidaho.edu with questions about advising.
 

Radiation Safety Orientation Is Oct. 23

A Radiation Safety Orientation class is 3-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in Ag Sci Room 062. 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 who need it. Contact Environmental Health and Safety at 208-885-6524 with questions.
 

Accessibility Awareness ASB Is Nov. 13-15

Join Alternative Service Break for a weekend of service in and around Moscow Nov. 13-15 and learn about making the campus and local community more accessible to everyone. The deadline to apply is Sunday, Nov. 1. Email volunteer@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

U of I Has Gone Solar

The U of I Solar Initiative, in partnership with the Sustainability Center and Facilities, has taken action to accelerate our transition to clean energy — 368 solar panels have been installed on the top of the Integrated Research and Innovation Center. Learn more.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

U of I Virtual Career Fair: Noon to 6 p.m., Online
Graduate Student Essentials: Creating a Research Poster: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
‘Reconciliation of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima:’ Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandals for Recovery: Free Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Panorama Room, ISUB
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 3:30 p.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Faculty Senate Meeting No. 10: 3:30-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
Bowldering League: 7-9 p.m., Climbing Center, Student Recreation Center

Wednesday

Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 10 a.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
2020 Heritage Orchard Conference: 10-11:30 a.m., Online via Zoom
Health Hut: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., ISUB Plaza
Jamie Derrick Mindfulness Drop-In: Noon to 12:20 p.m., Online via Zoom
Professional Development Initiative: Job Searching – How to Search Using All the Online Tools: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Faculty Success Seminar: NSF CAREER All Year: Getting Started on Your Proposal: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Landscape Architecture Lecture Series: ‘Stormwater Design: ICCU Arena and U of I Campus Projects:’ 1:30-2:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Graduate School 101: 3:30-5 p.m., Online via Zoom

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Featured Stories

Shelley McGuire Discusses Research on Breast Milk

Shelley McGuire discusses her research on human breast milk, including the microbes that live in milk and whether mothers can pass COVID-19 to babies through milk, in the first episode of the new season of “The Vandal Theory” podcast. With interviews and quick updates on all things Vandal, discover the world of U of I research with host Leigh Cooper. Listen to the interview.

News Releases

Registration Is Open for Virtual High School Design Day

The University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture invites high school students to experience student life as an emerging designer during High School Design Day, offered virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic Saturday, Nov. 7. Read more.

U of I in the News

University of Idaho Marching Band Gets Creative Amid COVID-19

This story and video were produced by Taylor Viydo and published on Oct. 12 by KREM2.
The University of Idaho Vandal marching band is getting creative when it comes to performing amidst COVID-19. The band doesn't have any fall football games to play at first and foremost. More importantly, band leaders have opted to take a cautious approach when it comes to students playing woodwind and brass instruments that could potentially spread contagious aerosols. Learn more.

Job Opportunities

View a complete listing of career opportunities available at the University of Idaho.

Employee Announcements

Sabbatical Applications Are Due Oct. 30

Applications for sabbatical leaves to be taken during the 2021-22 academic year must be received by the Sabbatical Leave Evaluation Committee by Friday, Oct. 30. Check with your college dean's office for internal college due dates to allow time for letters to be written. Complete applications should be submitted to provost@uidaho.edu. See the Sabbatical webpage for more information.
 

Faculty Can Delay Promotion, Tenure Due to COVID-19

Faculty who are scheduled to go up for promotion and/or tenure Fall 2021 or later can request a one-year delay due to COVID-19 disruptions. The deadline to request this delay is March 15, 2021. Submit your request online.

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Annual Benefits Enrollment Is Open

Welcome to 2021 Annual Enrollment for benefits effective Jan. 1, 2021. Starting today, Oct. 19, you can log in to VandalWeb and complete your elections. Annual Enrollment lasts through midnight Pacific time Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Visit the Annual Enrollment webpage for additional information on plan changes and how to enroll. Contact the University of Idaho Benefits Center at 208-885-3697 with questions. Help is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time Monday through Friday.
 

Additional Flu Shot Clinics Are Being Scheduled; Today’s Clinic Is Full

Today’s flu shot clinic is full. If you did not complete the pre-registration process and book a time slot, please do not show up today, Oct. 19, for the clinic. Additional flu shot clinics will be scheduled for campus and the dates will be communicated and listed online. You can also visit any local pharmacy for a quick drop-in flu shot or schedule an appointment at the Vandal Health Clinic by calling 208-885-6693.
 

One-Credit IFIT Classes Are Available

The IFIT (formerly PEB) Program at U of I is open for enrollment for late eight-week classes. Classes will start this week and will go online after Thanksgiving Break. Contact Liddy Kang '17 at liddy@uidaho.edu for more information. See the IFIT schedule.
 

National Student Exchange Virtual Fair Is Oct. 19-23

Learn about study away opportunities in the U.S. and Canada with National Student Exchange during a virtual fair. Attend one or more sessions Oct. 19-23 to learn about different options in Hawaii, Guam, The Virgin Islands, French-speaking Canada and more. Learn more about National Student Exchange.
 

Virtual Conversation with Common Read Author Is Tomorrow

Join a virtual conversation 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 20, featuring Cristina Henriquez, the author of “The Book of Unknown Americans,” which was selected as the Common Read for 2020-21. Register online.
 

NSF CAREER All Year: Getting Started on Your Proposal Is Oct. 21

In a session 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, via Zoom, learn about strategies for identifying and contacting National Science Foundation (NSF) program officers, thinking ahead about your education plan and considering your project’s broader impacts. A recent CAREER awardee will discuss their experience and answer questions. Learn more.
 

Modeling-Based Research Funding Is Available; Info Session Is Oct. 22

The Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI) promotes modeling-based research at U of I. An information session for the IMCI Pilot Grant Program will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, via Zoom. The program will fund up to five new research projects and collaborations this year. During the session, learn how your research ideas could fit into the program and receive instructions on how to apply.
 

Parent Night Out Is Oct. 23

Enjoy an evening out while staff in Recreation and Wellbeing entertain the kids at a Pumpkin Extravaganza, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the Student Recreation Center. Counselors will lead children through painting pumpkins, games and a viewing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Cost is $30. Email kdoman@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more and register.
 

Planned Maintenance for VandalWeb and Banner Is Oct. 23-25

Beginning 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, the VandalWeb and Banner Systems will undergo a required infrastructure migration. During this maintenance, both systems and any others that rely upon them will be inaccessible. The project is anticipated to last through Sunday, Oct. 25. All systems are expected to be fully functional at the beginning of business on Monday, Oct. 26. Request assistance at the ITS tech support portal.
 

Golf in the Snow and Around the World with the Vandal Golf Simulator League

Summer is over, but Vandal Golf’s Simulator League is just getting started. Teams of two compete in the eight-week league using the U of I Golf Course’s state-of-the-art Trackman Simulator. League members get to play through world-renowned courses each week in a virtual format. Registration includes access to discounted season passes and golf lessons with Vandal Golf’s PGA Pro staff. Play to win or just for fun while keeping a sharp game through winter. Register by Sunday, Oct. 25. Call the Golf Shop at 208-885-6171 or email golf@uidaho.edu for more information. Learn more about the Trackman Simulator.
 

Submit to the International Education Week Photo, Video Contest

The International Programs Office invites all University of Idaho students to share their photos/videos from around the world for a chance to win a GoPro or VandalStore gift card. Entrants must be an enrolled student at the University of Idaho in Fall 2020. There are three photo and video categories: Vandal Pride, Global Classroom and Landscapes. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1. Learn more.
 

First-Generation College Celebration Day Is Nov. 8

First-Generation College Celebration Day is Sunday, Nov. 8. Thirty percent of U of I students and many faculty and staff identify as first-generation college students – first in their family to attend/graduate from college. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to submit a video highlighting their first-generation college experience. The first 100 people who submit a video will be invited to pick up a first-generation college T-shirt. A compilation video will be released the week of Nov. 9, and stories will be shared on social media.
 

New Limited Submission Funding Opportunities Are Available

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent to apply to limited submission funding opportunities from the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program, the National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Arts Projects, the National Science Foundation Ethical and Responsible Research Program, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Grant Challenges Algebra Program. For more information and to submit a notice of intent 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 ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Gear Up for Advising Season with VandalStar

VandalStar’s online appointment scheduling is a favorite feature of U of I students with 80% of VandalStar appointments scheduled by the students themselves. If you are a faculty advisor or staff employee who would like to offer students this online scheduling option for the upcoming advising season – or in general – email vandalstar@uidaho.edu or submit a 1:1 training request form.
 

Easily Report Your Safety Concerns

The Report a Safety Concern form provides faculty, students and staff a way to report any campus safety concern or issue, anonymously if desired. Submitted forms receive immediate attention and are directed to the appropriate unit for review and consideration. If the concern involves an immediate threat to people, property and/or the environment, call 208-855-6524 to report it to Environmental Health and Safety, or call 911 as appropriate. Learn more on the I-Safety website.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Free OrganiCup Menstrual Cup for U of I Students: Through Monday, Oct. 26
Fall Midterm Grades Due
Late Eight-Week Classes Begin

Tuesday

U of I Virtual Career Fair: Noon to 6 p.m., Online
Graduate Student Essentials: Creating a Research Poster: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
‘Reconciliation of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima:’ Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandals for Recovery: Free Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Panorama Room, ISUB
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 3:30 p.m., Loading zone at the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Cup of Joe with James Alves-Foss: 4-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
Bowldering League: 7-9 p.m., Climbing Center, Student Recreation Center

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

In Memoriam

Russell C. Biggam

Russell C. Biggam passed away Oct. 12 in Moscow. After graduating from the University of Idaho in 1972 with his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture, he worked as an aquatic entomologist at the university until he retired in 2008. Read Russell’s obituary.

Featured Stories

Investigating Smut Resistance

Rachel Patterson first fell in love with agriculture when she took a plant science class in high school. Now pursuing a master’s degree in plant pathology from the University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Patterson is investigating a pathogen in wheat called smut, also known as common bunt or dwarf bunt, which is caused by two different types of fungi — Tilletia laevis and T. caries. Read more.

Job Opportunities

View a complete listing of career opportunities available at the University of Idaho.

Employee Announcements

Faculty Senate Meeting No. 10 Is Tomorrow

Faculty Senate Meeting No. 10 will be 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 20, via Zoom. The agenda and supporting documents will be emailed to Faculty Senate members and are on the Faculty Senate website. View the Talking Points from Meeting No. 9.

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Oct. 16, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Faculty and Staff News

BbLearn Grade Center Mentor Session Is Today

Learn about common BbLearn Grade Center questions during a 30-minute session 2:30 p.m. today, Oct. 16, via Zoom. Bring questions and staff from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will answer them during the session or connect you with the people who can. Register online.
 

Cup of Joe with James Alves-Foss Is Oct. 20

Register for the ninth episode of the Cup of Joe series, 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, via Zoom. Chat with University of Idaho Distinguished Professor James Alves-Foss, who is a founding member and now director of the U of I Center for Secure and Dependable Systems, which supports and coordinates research and education in information assurance and cyber defense. Learn more and register.
 

Mental Strength Workout Begins Oct. 20

Learn skills and strategies to exercise the power of your mind and increase your mental fortitude with “Mental Strength Workout,” an online seminar presented by Kepro’s Employee Assistance Program. Participate online starting Tuesday, Oct. 20, by entering code UI1.
 

Export Control and Trade Sanctions Training Sessions Are Oct. 28 and Dec. 9

The Office of Research Assurances will offer export control and trade sanctions training 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, and 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, via Zoom. The content of both sessions will be the same. Email ored-export@uidaho.edu to register for a session.
 

Nominations for Honorary Degrees for May 2021 Commencement Are Due Nov. 16

Nominations of candidates for honorary degrees for the May 2021 commencement ceremony are due by Monday, Nov. 16, and must be submitted to provost@uidaho.edu. See the nomination instructions in FSH 4930.
 

Think About VandalStar Scheduling for Student Advising

VandalStar’s appointment scheduling feature provides faculty advisors and staff a helpful tool to connect with students in a timely and efficient way. Online and syncable with the U of I Outlook calendar, students can easily find and schedule meetings through VandalStar without calling or emailing. This feature is especially useful during advising season before course registration opens. Contact vandalstar@uidaho.edu