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Aug. 23, 2019

Faculty and Staff News

Student Health Clinic Returning to Campus

As students arrive to campus, faculty and staff should be aware the Student Health Clinic, formerly located downtown, will return to campus later this fall. Until the change occurs, Student Health Clinic services for students are available at the Gritman Moscow Family Medicine westside office, next to the QuickCare office, at 2500 W. A St. (located behind Walmart). Read more.

Palousafest Returns to Kick Off School Year

Palousafest, U of I’s free annual street fair to kick of the academic year, will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn, Moscow. Palousafest features games, information tables, entertainment, hundreds of student clubs, campus departments and community organizations. Learn more about Palousafest.

‘Captain Marvel’ is Saturday’s Screen on the Green

Join the Department of Student Involvement for Screen on the Green – the free, family friendly summer film series beginning at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn, Moscow, for a showing of “Captain Marvel.” View the full summer schedule.

RSVP for Alumni and Friends Spaghetti Dinner

The 37th annual Alumni and Friends Spaghetti Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Lindsay Creek Vineyards, 3107 Powers Ave., Lewiston. Alumni are encouraged to wear Vandal gear and bring friends and family. Cost is $15 for those who RSVP online by Friday, Aug. 30, or $20 at the door. RSVP online or by calling 208-885-6154. Contact Kristi Overfelt at kloverfelt@uidaho.edu or 208-885-5106 for information.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Office 365 Overview: 10-11:30 a.m., Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Alumni and Friends Night With the Spokane Indians: 6:30-9 p.m., Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St., Spokane
Vandal Soccer at Boise State: 7 p.m., ASUI-Kibbie Acitvity Center

Weekend

Serving Your New Community (SYNC): 8-11:15 a.m. and noon to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Theophilus Tower Lawn
Fun With Food – CALS Summer of Science: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Friendship Square, downtown Moscow
Palousafest: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Theophilus Tower Lawn
Screen on the Green – “Captain Marvel”: 8:45-11 p.m. Saturday, Theophilus Tower Lawn
Vandal Walk and President's Welcome Barbecue: 4-6 p.m. Sunday, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center and ending at the Admin Lawn
LGBTQA Office Welcome Back Ice Cream Social: 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday, Food Court Room, Idaho Commons

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Kudos and Acknowledgments

McKellar Elected Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors

College of Engineering Research Professor and Industrial Technology Program Director Michael McKellar was one of 54 academic inventors named senior member by the National Academy of Inventors this summer. NAI senior members are active faculty, scientists and administrators from member institutions who have demonstrated innovation-producing technologies that have brought, or aspire to bring, real impact on the welfare of society. Read more.

In Memoriam

Richard (Jake) T. Jacobsen

Richard (Jake) T. Jacobsen, 77, a former dean of the University of Idaho College of Engineering, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, in Idaho Falls. Jacobsen earned a Bachelor of Science from the U of I in 1963 and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering in 1965. While a graduate student at U of I, Jacobsen taught courses in the U of I Department of Mechanical Engineering. After completing his doctorate, he joined U of I and climbed through the academic ranks to professor, chair of the mechanical engineering department, associate dean of research, and later, dean of the College of Engineering from 1990-99. Read more.

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Growing a Statewide State of Mind

We are a Vandal Family — and like most families, we don’t all live in the same town. Beyond the main Moscow campus, the University of Idaho has centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 of Idaho’s 44 counties. When planning an event, consider whether or not our Vandal Family at-a-distance can attend via Zoom. The events submission form now includes a place to add Zoom info. Keep in mind all U of I locations south of Riggins are in the Mountain Time Zone.

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Aug. 22, 2019

Faculty and Staff News

Richard Rock Featured at Today’s Convocation

The 2019 Convocation ceremony is 4-5 p.m. today, Aug. 22, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center, Moscow. This year’s convocation message will be delivered by entrepreneur Richard Rock, a 1994 graduate of U of I’s College of Business and Economics, founder of the CAPROCK Group and an early member of eBay management. Learn more about Richard Rock. Convocation is part of U of I’s Vandal Welcome program.

Free Admission Friday as Vandal Soccer Takes on Boise State in the Kibbie Dome

Vandal fans get in free when the University of Idaho soccer team takes on Boise State at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Fans are encouraged to “Black Out Boise State” by wearing black to the game. Free Vandal Soccer scarves will be distributed to all fans wearing black to Friday’s home opener, while supplies last. See the soccer schedule.

Street Restrictions in Place for Move-In Day

There will be heavy traffic on Paradise Creek Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Aug. 22, as new and returning students and their families arrive for move-in day. Due to the closure of the intersection at Sixth and Line streets, only move-in traffic will be allowed south of the Line and Third streets intersection and on Paradise Creek Street at Stadium Drive, Moscow. Through traffic will be directed via alternate routes. The 2019 Move-In Guide includes a map to navigate around restricted streets.

Use eHelp For Classroom Tech Support

Classroom support is available from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through the “eHelp” feature on the system touch panel in most university classrooms. To request technical support, log in and press the eHelp button to alert the nearest Technology Solutions Partner (TSP). The eHelp feature sends location information and allows a member to respond as quickly as possible, typically within five minutes. More information is available online or by calling 208-885-0570. Read more.

Library Hosts Exhibit Showcasing Work by Peter and Donna Thomas

The U of I Library is hosting a new exhibit featuring many of the works of Peter and Donna Thomas found in the Gary E. Strong Private Collection. The exhibit, A Book’s Nature: Artist Books, will be on the second floor of the library through Dec. 10. The Thomas' experiment with material, structure, and content, creating books ranging from miniature pieces to one-of-a-kind masterpieces inspired by nature. Contact Courtney Berge at cberge@uidaho.edu for more information.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Vandal Welcome: New Student Orientation: All day
Fall Move-In: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Theophilus Tower Lawn
University Convocation – Richard Rock: 4-5 p.m., ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center

Friday

Office 365 Overview: 10-11:30 a.m., Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Alumni and Friends Night With the Spokane Indians: 6:30-9 p.m., Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St., Spokane

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Feature Stories

Summer Explorer Series: U of I Students Visit Galápagos for Field Work and Education Outreach

For Nicole Recla and Madison Bovee, field work in the Galápagos Islands came hand in hand with sea lion, tortoise and even flamingo encounters. During summer 2019, Recla, a junior, teamed with Associate Professor Christine Parent to investigate whether predators drive changes in snail shell camouflage while Bovee, a senior, worked with Associate Professor Brant Miller to see how evolutionary biology is taught in local Galápagos schools. Read more.

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Show Your Vandal Spirit Every Friday

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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Faculty and Staff News

Street Restrictions in Place for Move-In Day

There will be heavy traffic on Paradise Creek Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, as new and returning students and their families arrive for move-in day. Due to the closure of the intersection at Sixth and Line streets, only move-in traffic will be allowed south of the Line and Third streets intersection and on Paradise Creek Street at Stadium Drive, Moscow. Through traffic will be directed via alternate routes. The 2019 Move-In Guide includes a map to navigate around restricted streets.

Vandal Night with the Spokane Indians is Friday

U of I alumni are invited to Vandal Night at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St., Spokane, for an evening of baseball. The Spokane Indians will host the Hillsboro Hops. Alumni are encouraged to wear Vandal gear. Tickets are $5. More information is available by contacting 208-885-5106 or kloverfelt@uidaho.edu.

Individuals Sought to Provide a Lab Tour for DARPA Program Officers Wednesday, Oct. 9

The Office of Research and Faculty Development is looking for individuals interested in providing lab tours during an all-day visit with officials from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Moscow. Program directors from the Biological Technologies Office, Defense Sciences Office and Information Innovation Office will provide information on research they are interested in funding. Read more.

Help Plan the 2020 Women’s Leadership Conference

The Women’s Center is looking for students, faculty and staff interested in joining the planning team for the 2020 Women’s Leadership Conference. The conference is an opportunity to celebrate differences, build common ground and create an empowered community. Anyone interested in joining the team can contact Lysa Salsbury at lsalsbur@uidaho.edu.

Pilates Education Program Returning to Campus

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences will host the internationally recognized BASI Pilates Mat Teacher Training program Sept. 6-8 and May 1-3. The six-module professional development opportunity is open to students, alumni, faculty/staff and community members. To attend, register with BASI at basipilates.com. Contact Melanie Meenan at mmeenan@uidaho.edu for more information.

Men Sought to Participate in a Study Examining the Effects of Sitting on Vascular Function

The Exercise Physiology Research Lab is seeking generally healthy men aged 35-60 to participate in a study investigating the effects of sitting on vascular function. Measurements taken throughout the study include a body composition assessment, blood draw to measure blood sugar, fats and markers related to vascular health and leg blood flow using ultrasound. Participants will be entered into a drawing for one of six $50 gift cards. Information is available at exphys@uidaho.edu or 208-885-2007.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Search Committee Training: 10-11:30 a.m. today, Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center

Thursday

Vandal Welcome: New Student Orientation: Thursday-Friday, Aug. 22-30
Fall Move-In: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Theophilus Tower Lawn
University Convocation – Richard Rock: 4-5 p.m. Thursday, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center

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Kudos and Acknowledgments

Jamie Waters Receives Fulbright Award to Cambodia

Jamie Waters, a marketing and marketing analytics student in the College of Business and Economics, has been selected for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) award to Cambodia. The ETA program places Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to local English teachers. ETAs help teach English while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. Waters is one of two ETAs selected to Cambodia this award cycle. Prior to this award, Waters also received a Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship and a Freeman ASIA Award. Read more.

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Hazardous or Infectious Waste Not Accepted in University Dumpsters

Hazardous or infectious waste, including blood, body waste, paints, toxic chemicals and oils, are not allowed in dumpsters on the U of I Moscow campus. Furniture, metals, electronic waste, wood, and construction debris are also not accepted. Environmental Health and Safety or Recycling/Surplus Solid Waste will need to be contacted for proper disposal of unaccepted items. Questions? Contact the Recycling/Surplus Solid Waste team at 208-885-2091 or recycle@uidaho.edu.

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Aug. 20, 2019

Faculty and Staff News

Donate to the Vandal Food Pantry Food Drive

The Vandal Food Pantry has partnered with the Moscow Food Co-op for a back-to-school food drive. Participants are asked to consider donations of $5 or $10 to stock the shelves for the upcoming academic year. The food drive ends Saturday, Aug. 31. Those interested in hosting drives for the Vandal Food Pantry can contact volunteer@uidaho.edu.

Microsoft Update Will Be Pushed To All Windows Computers at 7 p.m. Wednesday

Employees who have a Windows-managed computer may elect to update any time before 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. A mandatory update will be pushed to all Windows computers at that time and a reboot will be necessary. Employees who choose to wait for the pushed update should leave computers powered on and attached to the network overnight Wednesday and ensure laptops are left with screens open. Read more.

International Programs Office Makes Change to Student Walk-in Hours

The International Programs Office (IPO) is expanding its office hours and is now open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-in hours for international services are from 1:30-4 p.m. The IPO is located in Living Learning Community Building 3.

Housing and Residence Life Information Desk Returns to Academic Year Hours

The Housing and Residence Life Information Desk has returned to academic year hours and will be open every day from 6 a.m. to midnight during the fall semester. To contact the desk call 208-885-7379, email uih-informationdesk@uidaho.edu or visit the office between Living Learning Community Buildings 2 and 3.

Screen on the Green Showing ‘The Goonies’ Tonight; ‘Captain Marvel’ Saturday on Tower Lawn

Join the Department of Student Involvement for Screen on the Green — the free, family friendly summer film series beginning at 8:45 p.m. tonight, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn, Moscow, for a showing of “The Goonies” and 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, for a showing of “Captain Marvel.” View the full summer schedule.

Sept. 13 is Deadline for Alumni Awards Nominations

Nominations for the Alumni Awards for Excellence are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. The Alumni Award for Excellence is presented to approximately 40 undergraduate senior-level students and 15 graduate and law students who lead in the classroom, laboratory, campus and community. Nominate a student online. More information is available by calling 208-885-5557.

Fire Hydrant Testing and Maintenance Continues

Facilities is continuing its annual fire hydrant testing and maintenance through Friday, Aug. 30. More information is available by calling Facilities at 208-885-6246.

Dependent Audit Verification Documents Available

Hard copy documentation previously provided at the Human Resources office related to the dependent verification audit is now available for pickup. Employees can come to the front office in Human Resources, Moscow, to retrieve documents. Due to confidentiality, identification will be required and documents will be released to employees only. Documents will be shredded if not picked up by Friday, Sept. 20.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Ag Talk Tuesday: 8-9 a.m. Mountain time, Minidoka County Extension Office, 85 E. Baseline Road, Rupert
Screen on the Green – “The Goonies”: 8:45-11 p.m., Theophilus Tower Lawn

Wednesday

Search Committee Training: 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center

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Feature Stories

Summer Explorer Series: Student Field Worker Asks Questions About Antelope Diets in Africa

Matthew Rafferty found field work comes to an almost-crashing halt when an elephant lumbers out of the bush and stops right in front of your truck. During summer 2019, the senior, along with a team of researchers, traveled to Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique to take horn samples from antelope, specimens that will tell Rafferty about the animals' lifelong diets. Learn more about the research.

News Releases

Rebuilding After Wildfire is Not Enough to Curb Future Disasters

Wildfires in the West are becoming inevitable, and communities that rethink what it means to live with them will likely fare better than those that simply rebuild after they burn. This is the conclusion of a recently published paper authored by a group of scientists from institutions across the U.S. and Canada. “Under climate change, it is not enough to just rebuild after wildfires. Simply rebuilding will only lead to repeat disaster,” said Crystal Kolden with the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources, one of the authors on the paper. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Pi Kappa Phi Spends Summer Benefiting People With Disabilities

Ramiro Vargas, a senior film and television studies student, and several of his fraternity brothers were among hundreds of bicyclists to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities this summer. Through The Ability Experience, the philanthropic initiative of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, hundreds of bicyclists nationwide rode 12,700 miles in 33 states to contribute to the effort. Vargas and several of his fraternity brothers met with local community sponsors for “Friendship Visits.” The visits provided the cyclists a break to connect with the people they are riding to support and included activities like dance-offs, games and sports.

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The latest U of I information technology news and updates are available on TwitterFacebook and Instagram. Find the Information Technology Services news feeds by searching UIDAHO_ITS. Users aware of technology news and updates can make the best use of the university’s technology assets and are the best protection against technology threats. Visit support.uidaho.edu for tech support.

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Aug. 19, 2019

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Fall Classes Begin Monday, Aug. 26

Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 26, and the University of Idaho will resume operating during regular business hours – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sixth and Line Streets Closed Through November

Steam tunnel repairs continue on Sixth and Line streets in Moscow and the intersection will remain closed through November with local access maintained but no through traffic. Housing move-in will occur Thursday, Aug. 22, on the north side of the residence halls, with access to all move-in loading and parking locations via Paradise Creek Street. Read more.

Palousafest Returns to Kick Off School Year

Palousafest, U of I’s free annual street fair to kick of the academic year, will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn, Moscow. Palousafest features games, information tables, entertainment, hundreds of student clubs, campus departments and community organizations, as well as a movie screening and free food. Learn more about Palousafest.

Convocation Ceremony Thursday with Richard Rock

The 2019 Convocation ceremony is 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center, Moscow. This year’s convocation message will be delivered by entrepreneur Richard Rock, a 1994 graduate of U of I’s College of Business and Economics, founder of the CAPROCK Group and an early member of eBay management. Learn more about Richard Rock. Convocation is part of U of I’s Vandal Welcome program. 

Move-In Day Volunteers Needed for Thursday

Housing and Residence Life is looking for volunteers to assist students moving into residence halls Thursday, Aug. 22. This is a busy day for new and returning students and they could use the help. Faculty and staff participating are instructed to wear their nametags. Volunteer or get more information online.

RSVP for Alumni and Friends Spaghetti Dinner

The 37th annual Alumni and Friends Spaghetti Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Lindsay Creek Vineyards, 3107 Powers Ave., Lewiston. Alumni are encouraged to wear Vandal gear and bring friends and family. Cost is $15 for those who RSVP online by Friday, Aug. 30, or $20 at the door. RSVP online or by calling 208-885-6154. Contact Kristi Overfelt at kloverfelt@uidaho.edu or 208-885-5106 for information.

Screen on the Green Showing ‘The Goonies’ Tuesday; ‘Captain Marvel’ Saturday

Join the Department of Student Involvement for Screen on the Green – the free, family friendly summer film series beginning at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn, Moscow, for a showing of “The Goonies” and 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, for a showing of “Captain Marvel.” View the full summer schedule.

Help Plan the 2020 Women’s Leadership Conference

The Women’s Center is looking for students, faculty and staff interested in joining the planning team for the 2020 Women’s Leadership Conference. The conference is an opportunity to celebrate differences, build common ground and create an empowered community. Anyone interested in joining the team can contact Lysa Salsbury at lsalsbur@uidaho.edu.

Microsoft Update Will Be Pushed To All Windows Computers at 7 p.m. Wednesday

Employees who have a Windows-managed computer may elect to update any time before 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. A mandatory update will be pushed to all Windows computers at that time and a reboot will be necessary. Employees who choose to wait for the pushed update should leave computers powered on and attached to the network overnight Wednesday and ensure laptops are left with screens open. Read more.

Faculty and Staff Invited to Fraternity and Sorority Life’s 2019 Bid Days This Week

Faculty and staff are invited to attend Fraternity and Sorority Life’s 2019 Bid Days. Panhellenic recruitment began Wednesday, Aug. 14; Bid Day is at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, on the Administration Lawn. Fraternity recruitment began Sunday, Aug. 18; Bid Day is at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, outside of the Agricultural Sciences Building. A healthy presence of faculty and staff demonstrates U of I chapters are members of the Vandal community.

Vandal Night with the Spokane Indians is Friday

U of I alumni are invited to Vandal Night at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St., Spokane, for an evening of baseball. The Spokane Indians will host the Hillsboro Hops. Alumni are encouraged to wear Vandal gear. Tickets are $5. More information is available by contacting 208-885-5106 or kloverfelt@uidaho.edu.

Campus Surplus Closed Fridays

Campus Surplus is moving to new hours and will be closed to the public Fridays, in addition to already being closed to the public Mondays. Pickup and drop-off will be accepted Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Closing Friday will allow staff to process materials and prepare sales items without interruptions.

Common Read Features ‘There There’ This Fall

Tommy Orange’s “There There,” is the Common Read for the 2019-20 academic year. His book, which tells the story of 12 characters living in Oakland, California, and examines what it means to be a Native American, is being read by students this fall.

Faculty Invited to Apply for NSF’s Cloud Access Program

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notices of intent to indicate interest in submitting a proposal to the National Science Foundation’s Enabling Access to Cloud Computing Resources for CISE Research and Education program, a limited-submission funding opportunity. The deadline to submit a notice of intent to RFD is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. Read more and apply.

Gotcha Mobility e-Bike Launch Delayed Until Spring

The August launch of Gotcha e-Bikes on campus and in the Moscow community has been pushed to spring of 2020 due to supply chain challenges and a technical issue with the locking mechanism that enables riders to begin and end their ride.

Study In Need of Pregnant Women Planning to Breastfeed

The Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences is recruiting soon-to-be-breastfeeding mothers to participate in a study on whether variation in milk composition is related to developing mastitis — a painful condition experienced by nearly one-third of breastfeeding women. Read more.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

WSU Cooperative Classes Begin
WWAMI Program Begins

Tuesday

Ag Talk Tuesday: 8-9 a.m. Mountain time, Minidoka County Extension Office, 85 E. Baseline Road, Rupert
Screen on the Green – “The Goonies”: 8:45-11 p.m., Theophilus Tower Lawn

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News Releases

Early Education Focus of U of I Talk in Boise

The relationship between early education and the success of Idaho’s economy will be the subject of the next Vandal Voices speaker series event Thursday, Aug. 29, hosted by University of Idaho Boise. Mike Satz, executive officer at U of I Boise, and Beth Oppenheimer, executive director of the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Idaho AEYC), will discuss “The Business Case for Early Childhood Education” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Amsterdam Lounge, 609 W. Main St., Boise. Read more.

University of Idaho Holding Open Theatre Auditions for Fall Season

Auditions for the University of Idaho’s 2019 fall theatre season will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Auditions are open to anyone with an interest in live theatre, including members of the Palouse community. U of I’s Department of Theatre Arts will produce three fall productions: the dark comedy “Drowning Ophelia” by Rachel Luann Strayer, the drama “This Random World” by Steven Dietz and the Broadway musical “Little Women,” based on the classic novel. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

U of I Boise Executive Officer Mike Satz Receives 2019 ICON Award

University of Idaho Boise Executive Officer Mike Satz was one of the Idaho Business Review's 2019 ICON Awards recipients. The award was presented Aug. 15 to 15 Idahoans who have demonstrated a track record of leadership, professional accomplishments, community service and vision. A complete list of awardees and more information about the award is available online.

Thank You Brian Borchers For Application Assistance

The Idaho IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence program extends a huge "thank you" to Brian Borchers, director of Enterprise Applications. Without his diligent and proactive work, attendees at the 2019 Idaho INBRE Statewide Research Conference would not have been able to use the event application. Thanks, Brian, for your help!

Staff Recognized For Filling Role as Academic Advisors

Thanks to Melissa Adams, recruitment coordinator for the College of Art and Architecture, and Kristen McMullin, student success coordinator in University Advising Services, for handling their job duties while serving as academic advisors for the College of Art and Architecture. Adams and McMullin did an excellent job working with a new class of freshmen students at a time when the college's academic advisor position was vacant. Their extra efforts and support of the college are appreciated.

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U of I contracts with Campus Dining/Sodexo to provide food to events on the Moscow campus. Bringing other vendors or their food to a University of Idaho event without obtaining a waiver from Sodexo is a violation of the contract. Anyone planning an event can begin by scheduling/reserving a space with the appropriate campus entity, followed by a call to the catering office at 208-885-2576.

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Aug. 12-18, 2019

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Daily Register, My UI Resume Fall Schedule Aug. 19

University-wide newsletters – The Daily Register, My UI and This Week – will return to their fall schedules Monday, Aug. 19. This Week will be distributed Sunday evening, My UI is sent Monday morning and the Daily Register is sent on weekday mornings. Submissions for the newsletters can be made using the online form. The deadline for Daily Register submissions is 2 p.m. the day prior to publication. Deadlines for My UI and This Week will be noon Wednesdays. Subscribe to these newsletters.

U of I Among Princeton Review's 385 Best Colleges

The University of Idaho is one of 385 outstanding colleges and universities for 2020 as ranked by the Princeton Review, based on factors including the excellence of academic programs. The rankings were released Monday, Aug. 5, at princetonreview.com/best385. The tutoring, test prep and college admissions services company tallied the rankings based on its surveys of 140,000 students at universities nationwide.

Library Digital Collections Support Episodes of ‘Idaho Experience’

Images and artifacts from the U of I Library Digital Collections will be featured in episodes of “Idaho Experience,” a series produced by Idaho Public Television that tells the stories of the people and defining events that shaped Idaho. The episodes, now available online, include: "Idaho's Mail-Order Messiah” and "Some Lived: An Idaho POW's Story.” Many of the images used in “Idaho’s Mail-Order Messiah” come from the Psychiana Digital Collection. Artifacts collected during the making of “Some Lived: An Idaho POW’s Story” are featured in the Mark Brooks Calnon Collection.

Move-In Day Volunteers Needed for Aug. 22

Housing and Residence Life is looking for more than 300 volunteers to assist students moving into residence halls Thursday, Aug. 22. This is a big day for new and returning students and they could use the help. Volunteer or get more information online.

Change to Microsoft Windows Monthly Update Schedule Starting This Month

After considering feedback from faculty and staff, ITS has made a change to the monthly Windows update schedule. Employees who have a Windows-managed computer may elect to update any time between noon Thursday, Aug. 15, and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. A mandatory update will be pushed to all Windows computers at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, and a reboot will be necessary. Employees who choose to wait for the pushed update should leave computers powered on and attached to the network overnight Aug. 21 and ensure laptops are left with screens open. Read more.

Vandal Night With the Spokane Indians is Aug. 23

U of I alumni are invited to Vandal Night at the Spokane Indians, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St., Spokane, for an evening of baseball. The Spokane Indians will host the Hillsboro Hops. Alumni are encouraged to wear Vandal gear. Tickets are $5. More information is available by contacting Kristi Overfelt at 208-885-5106 or kloverfelt@uidaho.edu.

Faculty and Staff Invited to 2019 Greek Bid Days

Faculty and staff are invited to attend Fraternity and Sorority Life’s 2019 bid days. Panhellenic Recruitment is Aug. 14-19, with Bid Day at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, on the Administration Lawn, Moscow. Fraternity Recruitment is Aug. 18-22, with Bid Day at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, outside of the Agricultural Science Building. A healthy presence of faculty and staff demonstrates U of I chapters are members of the Vandal community.

Participate in a Study Investigating the Effects of Foods on Middle-School-Aged Children

Researchers in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences are recruiting children ages 11-14 to participate in a study exploring the relationships of the foods children eat, the nutrients found in their skin and the way they think. Read more.

Screen on the Green Showing ‘Grease’ Friday

Join the Department of Student Involvement for Screen on the Green – the free, family friendly summer film series beginning at 8:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn, Moscow, for a showing of “Grease.” View the full summer schedule.

Participate in a Study Examining the Effects of Sitting on Vascular Function

The Exercise Physiology Research Lab is seeking generally healthy adults aged 35-60, who have either been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or have never been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, to participate in a study investigating the effects of sitting on vascular function. Read more.

Fire Hydrant Testing and Maintenance Continues

Facilities is continuing its annual fire hydrant testing and maintenance through Friday, Aug. 30. More information is available by calling Facilities at 208-885-6246.

This Week’s Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Vandal Night with the Tri-City Dust Devils: 6:15-9 p.m. Tuesday, Gesa Stadium, 6200 Burden Blvd., Pasco
WWAMI Orientation: Wednesday to Saturday, Aug. 14-17
Panhellenic Fall Recruitment: Wednesday to Monday, Aug. 14-19
University of Idaho Night at Shakespeare Festival: 6:30-10 p.m. Mountain time Wednesday, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise
Cookie Tongue: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Prichard Art Gallery, 414 S. Main St.
Restoring Idaho Streams – Tools for Landowners: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Reveley Building Classroom, U of I Pitkin Forest Nursery, 1025 Plant Science Road
Safe Zone Training: 9-11 a.m. Friday, Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Screen on the Green – “Grease”: 8:45-11 p.m. Friday, Theophilus Tower Lawn
From One Plant, Make Many – CALS Summer of Science: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Friendship Square, downtown Moscow
IFC Fraternity Recruitment: Sunday to Thursday, Aug. 18-22

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

Feature Stories

Track More Than 109,000 Vandal Alumni Worldwide

Ever wonder where U of I alumni end up? Take a moment to browse the Alumni Locations Map to discover the vast network of graduates around the globe.

News Releases

Terry Gawlik Named University of Idaho Director of Athletics

University of Idaho President C. Scott Green announced Wednesday, Aug. 7, the hire of Terry Gawlik as the Vandals’ new director of athletics following approval by the Idaho State Board of Education. Gawlik brings 25 years of leadership experience in intercollegiate athletics, including 14 years as the designated senior woman administrator at the University of Wisconsin. Read more.

Thyroid Hormone Can Alter Color Vision in Zebrafish, Potentially in Humans

Exposure to thyroid hormone can alter eye function in zebrafish, a result with implications for curing color blindness and retinal degeneration in humans. The University of Idaho study found the dosage of thyroid hormone in zebrafish could switch the type of opsin — proteins that support color vision — produced in individual eye cells called cones, likely influencing the animals’ color vision. Zebrafish and humans have similar genetics when it comes to color vision. Read more.

Back-to-Back Low Snow Years Will Become More Common, U of I-Led Study Projects

Consecutive low snow years may become six times more common across the Western United States over the latter half of this century, according to a study led by the University of Idaho, leading to ecological and economic challenges such as expanded fire seasons and poor snow conditions at ski resorts. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Henrich Named Associate Dean of Libraries

Kristin Henrich has been appointed as the associate dean of libraries, effective July 15, 2019. Within the libraries, Henrich has most recently served as interim associate dean and will continue in her current roles as head of user and research services and liaison to the College of Art and Architecture. Read More.

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Employee Notices

U of I-Sponsored Events Require Alcohol Permits

Alcohol at U of I-sponsored events, on or off campus, requires a permit approved through the president's office and must be in accordance with State Board of Education policies. More information on the alcohol permit process and the permit application can be found on the Auxiliary Services website.

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Aug. 5-11, 2019

Faculty and Staff News

Screen on the Green Showing ‘Aladdin’ Thursday

Join the Department of Student Involvement for Screen on the Green – the free, family friendly summer film series beginning at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn, Moscow, for a showing of the live action “Aladdin.” View the full summer schedule.

Annual Fire Sprinkler Testing Begins Today

Western States Fire Protection will be on the U of I Moscow campus today-Friday, Aug. 5-9, to complete its annual inspection/testing of the wet and dry sprinkler systems. Inspectors will be on campus several times throughout the summer. No disruption to normal services is expected. Any questions can be directed to Facilities at 208-885-6246.

Annual Parking Permits Available for Purchase

In-office sales for annual parking permits have begun at the Parking and Transportation Services office in the Intermodal Transit Center, 1006 Railroad St., Moscow. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Permits are also available for purchase online.

Microsoft Updates Installed on the Second Thursday of Each Month

Microsoft updates are installed by Information Technology Services at 10 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. On these days, to reduce the impact of the updates and ensure they are installed, ITS asks users to leave computers powered on and attached to the network overnight and ensure laptops are left with screens open, as closing the lid of a laptop sends the computer to "sleep" mode. In this mode, it cannot receive or process updates. Read More.

Apply For NIH Program for Data Science Research

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notices of intent from those interested in submitting a proposal to the National Institute of Health Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01) program. The program is a limited-submission funding opportunity. The University of Idaho can serve as the lead institution on one proposal to the program. RFD will use an internal review process to determine which proposal will be submitted. The deadline to submit a notice of intent to RFD is 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26. Read more and apply.

Pilates Education Program Will Return to Campus

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences will host the internationally recognized BASI Pilates Mat Teacher Training program Sept. 6-8, 2019 and May 1-3, 2020. The six-module professional development opportunity is open to students, alumni, faculty/staff and community members. To attend, register with BASI by Friday, Aug. 16 at basipilates.com. For more information, contact Melanie Meenan.

Dependent Audit Verification Documents Available

Hard copy documentation previously provided at the Human Resources office related to the dependent verification audit is now available for pickup. Employees can come to the front office in Human Resources, Moscow, to retrieve documents. Due to confidentiality, identification will be required and documents will be released to employees only. Documents will be shredded if not picked up by Friday, Sept. 20.

This Week’s Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum: 1-2:30 p.m. Monday, Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Ag Talk Tuesday: 10-11:30 a.m. Mountain time Tuesday, U of I Bannock County Extension Office, 10560 Fairgrounds Road, Pocatello
Summer Final Grades Due: Noon Tuesday
Alumni Palouse Chapter S'mores Night: 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, 1314 Andy Ave., Moscow
Screen on the Green – “Aladdin”: 8:45-11 p.m. Thursday, Theophilus Tower Lawn
Try Your Hands At Milking – CALS Summer of Science: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Friendship Square, downtown Moscow
Science Saturday Macroinvertebrates – Who Lives In This Water?: 9:45-11 a.m. Saturday, U of I Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Vandal Biking Tour: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Lookout Pass Recreation Area, Wallace

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

Feature Stories

Summer Explorer Series: Volcanism Across Planets

Kevin Cerna spent part of his summer crawling through lava tubes as part of a student research field trip. The master’s student and his lab mates investigated the environmental conditions surrounding past volcanic eruptions by studying crystal formation in the Pacific Northwest. The team, led by Assistant Professor Erika Rader, wants to use the tools and techniques implemented in the field to explore the geology of Mars – so it’s crucial to make sure everything works on Earth. Read More.

News Releases

U of I Professor Named Idaho EPSCoR Director

A statewide effort to boost research capabilities at universities and colleges throughout Idaho will soon be led by a new director. University of Idaho Professor Andrew Kliskey, a leader in researching how communities adapt with changing environments, will serve as the next director of the Idaho Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), effective Aug. 18, 2019. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Desmond Banks Joins Athletics Fundraising Team in Southern Idaho

Desmond Banks '16 is the new associate director for development in southern Idaho for Vandal Athletics, effective Monday, Aug. 12. Banks will secure annual gifts for Athletics and oversee development activities, including volunteer management in southern Idaho. Banks earned a bachelor's degree in business marketing and, as a student-athlete, was an integral part of the 2016 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Championship team.

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Employee Notices

Help Promote Researchers in the News

Help share U of I research with the public! Faculty members who have an upcoming journal publication and think their research is newsworthy may contact either UCM Science and Content Writer Leigh Cooper or their college's marketing and communications manager. There may be interest in publicizing the work with a press release, social media, etc. Please reach out soon after a paper has been accepted and before publication.

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July 29 to Aug. 4, 2019

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Clery and Title IX Posters Now Available

Two informational flyers will be distributed around campus this week to help employees better understand responsibilities and rights under Title IX and the Clery Act. Help post and disseminate the flyers in offices around campus. The flyers are also available on the Women's Center website. Read more.

Screen on the Green Showing ‘Jurassic Park’ Thursday

Join the Department of Student Involvement for Screen on the Green — the free, family friendly summer film series beginning at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn, Moscow, for a showing of “Jurassic Park.” View the full summer schedule.

Apply For Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission Grant Program

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development invites faculty members to submit a notice of intent indicating their interest in submitting an application to the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission grant program, a limited-submission funding opportunity. The submission deadline is Monday, Aug. 5. Read more and apply.

WUE No Longer Requires GPA Requirement

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program will no longer require a GPA requirement. Faculty and staff can help act as recruiters by having the most up-to-date information on the WUE program. This fall, new students will be automatically eligible to receive the WUE award if they meet U of I admission requirements for their first bachelor's degree. There is no deadline to be considered for the WUE program. More information is available on the U of I WUE website.

Outdoor Program Hosts Huckleberry Hike

Join the Outdoor Program for huckleberry picking Saturday, Aug. 3. Hike to a secret stash and spend the afternoon picking berries. Bring containers to take berries home. Cost is $30, including transportation. A pre-trip meeting is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Outdoor Program office in the Student Rec Center. Sign up at the Outdoor Program Office. Questions? Call 208-885-6810

Annual Fire Sprinkler Testing Begins Aug. 5

Western States Fire Protection will be on the U of I Moscow campus Monday-Friday, Aug. 5-9, to complete its annual inspection/testing of the wet and dry sprinkler systems. Inspectors will be on campus several times throughout the summer. No disruption to normal services is expected. Any questions can be directed to Facilities at 208-885-6246.

Idaho INBRE Summer Research Conference Begins Tuesday

The Idaho IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence will host its 18th annual statewide Summer Research Conference Tuesday, July 30, and Wednesday, July 31, at the Best Western Plus University Inn in Moscow. The conference includes more than 100 undergraduate scientific poster presentations, graduate student and faculty research presentations as well as an awards banquet. Read more about the conference.

Sept. 13 is Nomination Deadline for Alumni Awards for Excellence

Nominations for the Alumni Awards for Excellence are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. The Alumni Awards for Excellence are presented to approximately 40 undergraduate senior-level students and 15 graduate and law students who lead in the classroom, laboratory, campus and community. Complete a nomination form to nominate a student. More information is available by calling 208-885-5557.

Study In Need of Pregnant Women Planning to Breastfeed

The Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences is recruiting soon-to-be-breastfeeding mothers to participate in a study on whether variation in milk composition is related to developing mastitis — a painful condition experienced by nearly a third of breastfeeding women. Read more.

Participate in a Study Examining the Effects of Sitting on Vascular Function

The Exercise Physiology Research Lab is seeking generally healthy adults 35 years or older, who have either been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or have never been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, to participate in a study investigating the effects of sitting on vascular function. Read more.