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Studded Snow Tire Season Ends

Posted Mon, 26 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0700

It’s officially spring, and the winter studded snow tire season is coming to an end. While these tires are legal in Idaho until the end of April, do you know the removal deadlines in neighboring states? Most are earlier, some are later – read on at I-Safety. Read more

U of I Golf Course Opens March 26

Posted Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:37:00 -0700

Ready to dust off those clubs? The University of Idaho Golf Course is opening at noon Monday, March 26, 2018. For the remainder of the week, the hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please call the golf shop at 208-885-6171 to reserve your tee time today. Read more

Admin Restoration Project Nears Completion

Posted Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:35:00 -0700

Crews have opened the main entrance and foyer to the University of Idaho Administration Building in Moscow as the restoration project nears its completion. The main entrance stairs opened this week. Handrails and new granite steps were also recently installed along the building's north entrance as crews complete project work to that entrance throughout the spring. Some touch-up and close-out issues remain at the main entrance, and there is some remaining masonry restoration work to be done to the exterior of the building, both of which will be completed during the summer months to lessen impacts to building users. Read more

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Visits College of Law March 29

Posted Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:34:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Law will host the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 29, 2018, in the Menard Law Building Courtroom in Moscow. The court will hear three cases, and the session is open to the public. The docket is available online. The panel will be Judge Richard Tallman, presiding (Seattle), Judge Randy Smith (Pocatello), and Judge Morgan Christen (Anchorage).

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Outage Planned for VandalWeb and Banner Maintenance March 31

Posted Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:32:00 -0700

On Saturday, March 31, ITS will be applying upgrades to the VandalWeb and Banner systems. During this maintenance, both systems and any other that rely upon them, will be down and not accessible. Work will begin at 8 a.m. and is anticipated to last 8-10 hours. Thank you for your patience, and if you have any question or concerns, please request assistance at the new IT tech support portal at Read more

Live Excel Training for University Faculty and Staff in April

Posted Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:19:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Employee Development and Learning office (formerly Professional Development and Learning) has partnered with Lewis-Clark State College Workforce Training to offer two live Excel training courses in April.
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Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony March 28

Posted Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:17:00 -0700

The campus and local community is warmly invited to the University of Idaho Women's Center's Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the Vandal Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow. Read more

Presidential Action on General Policy Reports No. 65 and No. 66

Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:09:00 -0700

This notice is to communicate presidential actions taken on policies that have been passed through a General Policy Report or University Faculty Meeting, as required per FSH 1420 A-1 c. 2. and 1540 C. This notice is for the policies listed below, which were passed on General Policy (GP) Report #65 dated February 1, 2018 and General Policy Report #66. President Chuck Staben approved all items without comment. Read more

Volunteers Needed to Label Catch Basins March 31

Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:28:00 -0700

Join the University of Idaho Sustainability Center at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 31, on the Tower Lawn to install labels on catch basins and remind people not to dump anything down the drains. For more information email

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Textbook Adoptions for Summer and Fall Classes Now Due

Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:02:00 -0700

Faculty, textbook adoptions for summer are due this Friday, March 23, and adoptions for fall 2018 are due Friday, April 13. If you are using the same textbooks as the current or last semester, let the VandalStore know, and they will take the adoption from there. All other adoptions must be submitted online or by emailing your course information and adoption request to If you have questions, contact the VandalStore at 208-885-6469. Read more

Vandal Brand Meats Easter Ham Sale

Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:46:00 -0700

Order your Easter ham from Vandal Brand Meats. Ham options include bone-in at $2.89 per pound, semi-boneless for $3.69 per pound, and boneless for $4.29 per pound. Please place your order by Friday March 23. Orders can be placed by email or by calling 208-885-6727. Orders will be available for pick up March 27-31.

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CALS Speaker Discusses Communication, Narratives for Scientists April 4-5

Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:42:00 -0700

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences welcomes Randy Olson, author of "Don't Be Such a Scientist" and "Houston, We Have A Narrative," for the CALS Speaker Series. Olson's presentation is titled "ABT Framework: The Communications Tool Science Has Been Needing," and is from 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday April 4, in the Admin Auditorium, Moscow. This presentation will help scientists develop narratives essential for truly effective communication. Read more

U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium Submissions Due April 2

Posted Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:59:00 -0700

The Office of Undergraduate Research and the Honors Program invite undergraduates from all disciplines to present their work in poster format at the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, in the International Ballroom of the Pitman Center. Abstract submissions are due by Monday, April 2, 2018. Read more

Vandal Green Dot Overview for Faculty & Staff March 21

Posted Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:48:00 -0700

The Green Dot Overview introduces the basic elements of the Green Dot Bystander Intervention program, focusing specifically on the vital role university employees play in establishing and reinforcing campus culture that students and colleagues exist within. The next training for faculty and staff is 9:30-10:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the Commons Horizon Room. Read more

Alumni and Friends Easter Egg Hunt March 31

Posted Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:26:00 -0700

The Student Alumni Relations Board invites area children 0-12 years old to the University of Idaho Administration Lawn to scout for eggs. The countdown to search the Administration Lawn for the silver and gold eggs begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2018. The event is a fun and controlled environment for children as well as a way to connect alumni and students. Bring a camera and a basket! Read more

Latah County Silver and Gold Celebration April 5

Posted Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:55:00 -0700

Join the Office of Alumni Relations as we celebrate the achievements and service of Martin Peterson '68 and Dick and Barbara Bull at the annual Latah County Silver and Gold Celebration. The event will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, in the Bruce M. Pitman Vandal Ballroom on the U of I campus. Tickets are $25 per person online or $30 per person at the door. RSVP online. Questions? Contact Marie Duncan at 208-885-5366 or Read more

Annual Meeting of Arboretum Associates April 12

Posted Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:53:00 -0700

The Annual Meeting of Arboretum Associates will be held April 12, 2018, at the 1912 Center, in Moscow. A social gathering runs from 6:30-7 p.m. with appetizers and a no-host bar. The social will be followed by a brief business meeting and update on the U of I Arboretum by Paul Warnick, arboretum horticulturist. The keynote lecture will be given by U of I Landscape Architecture faculty Raffaella Sini and Robert Capecci and is titled "Temporary Gardens: Injections of Creative Energy to the Landscape Design Discipline." Free and open to the public. Read more

Employers Recruiting On Campus

Posted Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:37:00 -0700

Did you know that Career Services coordinates on campus recruiting visits for employers hiring for full-time, internship and seasonal opportunities? Encourage students in your classes and programs to attend recruiting events and learn more about these organizations. Read more

Technology Can Help Keep Your Bike Secure

Posted Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:39:00 -0700

Aside from locking your bicycle, there are many smart, affordable steps you can take to protect what is yours. University policy prohibits bringing bikes into buildings but provides fixed bike racks in many locations around campus. Use these racks to securely lock your bicycle instead, and you may want to consider a GPS tracker connected to your smartphone, Bluetooth-enabled chains or wireless anti-theft remotes – an internet search will provide seemingly endless choices for anti-theft devices. More information about registering your bike and other steps that can help keep your bike secure are available on the I-Safety website. Read more

U of I Presents Documentary Honoring Iraq Veterans March 20

Posted Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:25:00 -0700

Tuesday, March 20, marks the 15th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. As a tribute to the sacrifices made by our Post-9/11 veterans, the U of I Library and the Office of Military Student Services present "Almost Sunrise," a documentary, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Borah Theater of the Bruce M. Pitman Center:
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Educational Forum on American with Disabilities Act March 28

Posted Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:46:00 -0700

The Offices of Equity and Diversity, Civil Rights Investigations and Human Resources welcomes staff and faculty from across the university to attend an on-campus training series aimed at increasing awareness of UI policies, procedures and resources. Read more

U of I to Host 'Dream It. Do It Here' Youth Conference for High School Students

Posted Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:31:00 -0700

On March 14 our university will open its doors this spring break and host a conference for over 450 high students. They will get a unique opportunity to hear from different industries from around the region as they discuss pathways into those careers. Industry speakers will include the Nez Perce Tribe/Tribal Enterprises, P1FCU and Idaho Forest Group to name a few. Several volunteers and staff from Career Services will be escorting students and their counselors from meals and breakout sessions throughout the Commons Food Court/TLC. The general duration of the event is expected to run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. To learn more about the event check it out on Facebook. Read more

ITS Tech Support Portal Goes Live March 15

Posted Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:19:00 -0700

The new Tech Support Portal from ITS is launching Thursday, March 15, 2018. Over the last two weeks, ITS hosted open sessions where faculty and staff attended to see the demonstration of the portal. There will be one more open session next week for the university community to ask questions about the new Tech Support Portal at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the Commons Whitewater Room. The meeting will also be available via Zoom. Read more

Research and Faculty Development Team Available to Help with NSF CAREER Proposals

Posted Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:14:00 -0700

The UI Office of Research and Economic Development's Research and Faculty Development Team (RFDT) offers customized assistance and guidance to faculty interested in writing a proposal to the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. Read more

UIdaho Bound Spring Information Sessions March 19

Posted Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:10:00 -0700

UIdaho Bound spring events are Saturday, March 24 and Saturday, April 14. The event schedule and more information can be found online. If you plan to help with either of these events, please join Strategic Enrollment Management for an information session at 8:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the Pitman Center's Borah Theatre. We'll go through the itinerary, share important updates, and answer any questions you have.

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Scientific Product Show March 22

Posted Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:54:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will host the Scientific Product Show, brought to you by Scientific Vendor Group, LLC, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the IRIC Atrium. The showcase features 14 vendors from various companies will be displaying the most up to date equipment and providing information what products they provide that can help you with your research. Door prizes available and refreshments provided. Read more

Registration Now Open for the 2018 NCPS Higher Education Conference

Posted Fri, 09 Mar 2018 13:39:00 -0800

Registration is now open for the 2018 Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff (NCPS) in Higher Education, to be held July 18-20, 2018, at the University of Idaho. Register today for three days of inspiring workshops geared toward helping you have an IMPACT at your university and improve communication and teamwork! (IMPACT – Idaho: Mindful Professionals Advocating for Communication and Teamwork.)

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Aiming for Unity: Finding a Common Ground with Gun Violence

Posted Fri, 09 Mar 2018 07:51:00 -0800

The March Campus Conversation will discuss ways that we can reduce gun violence across the United States. We will discuss potential causes of gun violence as well as policy changes that may reduce the rates of mass shootings. The discussion is from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Idaho Commons Whitewater Room. The Campus Conversation program is designed to create a platform for students, faculty, staff and community members to discuss difficult issues in a civil manner that doesn't resort to anger or hatred. Read more

Vandal Brand Meats Corned Beef Sale is Here

Posted Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:46:00 -0800

It's time to order corned beef for St. Patrick's Day from Vandal Brand Meats. Corned Beef is $4.49/lb and will be available for pickup Monday, March 12, through Saturday, March 17. Call 208-885-6727 or email to place an order. Read more

China on the Palouse to Focus on the Three Pillars of Chinese Thought March 26

Posted Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:48:00 -0800

The search for solitude has been at the core of Chinese civilization ever since it began 5,000 years ago. Spending time alone, usually in the mountains, has been an essential part of all three major spiritual traditions in China: Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism, and it continues to be so today. China scholar Bill Porter will give a slide presentation and talk about this tradition that has played such an important part in Chinese culture and in the teachings of Laozi, Confucius, and Bodhidharma. His talk is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the Idaho Commons Whitewater Room. Read more

VandalStore Announces Spring Break Hours

Posted Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:37:00 -0800

The VandalStore in Moscow will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 12-16 during Spring Break. The VandalStore Starbucks will be open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. during Spring Break.

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CETL Welcomes Guest Speaker Lindsay Bernhagen April 5

Posted Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:16:00 -0800

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is pleased to welcome Lindsay Bernhagen to speak at the University of Idaho on "Inclusion by Design" at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in Room 441 of the Education Building. Bernhagen is the director of the Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and is a leading teacher, scholar and practitioner of inclusive teaching and learning. Come and learn more about applied strategies for designing inclusive learning environments and experiences. Register now on our Workshop and Events web page. Read more

Global Student Success Program Present Spring Lecture Series

Posted Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:22:00 -0800

As part of the GSSP Spring Lecture Series, Katie Schiffelbeing, director of the American Language and Culture Program in U of I's International Programs Office, and Ibtesam Hussein, Ph.D., will discuss university faculty perceptions of teaching English language learners. They will share challenges and preparation strategies, and will propose best practices to engage and support emergent multilinguals. The lecture will take place from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in TLC 145. Read more

Swim Center Spring Break Hours

Posted Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:08:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Swim Center will have adjusted hours during spring break, March 12-16, 2018. The center will be closed Saturday through Monday, March 10-12. There is no evening lap or open swim for the week of March 12. The evening lap and open swim for Friday, March 9, also has been canceled. The center will be open for morning lap swimming from 6:30-8:20 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, March 13-16. It will also be open for noon lap swim from 11:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 15-16. On Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11, the center will be available for open swim from 2-5 p.m. Read more

Staff, Undergraduate Students Invited to Grad School 101 Sessions

Posted Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:43:00 -0800

Learn the process of graduate school admission and graduate funding at Grad School 101 sessions this March. The College of Graduate Studies will hold seminars to discuss everything you need to know before and when applying to grad school. This includes the benefits of getting a graduate degree, the application process, letters of recommendation, submissions and other requirements, funding options and more. Read more

Registration for 2018 Women's Leadership Conference Opens March 19

Posted Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:37:00 -0800

Washington State University and the University of Idaho are collaboratively hosting a Women’s Leadership Conference on Monday, April 23, 2018, at the University Inn Best Western in Moscow. Registration opens Monday, March 19, 2018.
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EPSCoR Project Director Open Forums March 8-9

Posted Mon, 05 Mar 2018 14:08:00 -0800

The search advisory committee and Office of Research and Economic Development Vice President Janet Nelson are pleased to announce finalists for the EPSCoR Project Director position have been selected to visit Moscow. The finalists will visit Thursday and Friday, March 8-9, 2018. As part of the visits, the university community is invited to presentations/open forums with a question and answer session to follow. The forums will be recorded and available for review following the final candidate's visit to Moscow.
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Important Coverage Change: Inland Marine

Posted Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:42:00 -0800

For the last 10 years, the University of Idaho participated in inland marine coverage through the state of Idaho. As of March 2, 2018, U of I will participate in the coverage on a blanket basis. This new method creates important changes for departments participating in inland marine coverage. Read more

Learn About ITS Tech Support Portal At Open Sessions in March

Posted Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:35:00 -0800

ITS has scheduled open sessions for faculty, staff and students to learn more about the new ITS Tech Support Portal and ask questions. Come and learn more about this system, including: Read more

Time to Order Regalia for Spring Commencement

Posted Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:29:00 -0800

It is time to rent your regalia in preparation for commencement. Order online through March 29. For custom regalia, please contact Tim Helmke at 208-885-7957 or by March 28.

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Be A Safer Pedestrian

Posted Mon, 05 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -0800

As anyone that has tried to cross campus when classes are changing knows, there are a lot of people walking on and around campus. While drivers, bicyclists and skateboarders are often reminded to be alert for pedestrians, we as pedestrians need to work to ensure our safety as well. This is especially true during icy and snowy weather, when vehicles can't stop as quickly as we're accustomed to in better driving conditions. Never assume a driver can see you or will be able to stop in time to grant you the right of way. Visit the I-Safety webpage for more steps pedestrians can take to be safe. Read more

Updated Market Rates for Staff Employees Available This Week

Posted Fri, 02 Mar 2018 15:27:00 -0800

This week, updated market rates for staff employees will be loaded for the Target Annual Pay page in VandalWeb. The average increase in the market rates is 2% and within our expectations. The new information may be available as early as Monday, March 5, but certainly by Thursday, March 8. The introduction of the updated rates will result in updated target salaries and these new targets will be used in the upcoming annual salary administration decisions.

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Updated Account Expiration Process from ITS

Posted Fri, 02 Mar 2018 15:25:00 -0800

Starting March 5, 2018, email and other ITS-managed employee accounts of inactive employees will be disabled nightly, after a person's employment record with HR is marked as inactive. An email message will be sent to the person's supervisor at the same time the account is disabled. Read more

U of I Hosts First IWRRI Water Research Symposium March 7

Posted Thu, 01 Mar 2018 13:53:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Moscow will feature the work of seven research teams involved in grant-funded work through the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 104b program on Wednesday, March 7, at the first ever Water Research Symposium. Read more

Need to Cancel Class? Bring in QPR Training Instead

Posted Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:42:00 -0800

Attending a conference? Family obligation? Don't cancel your class. U of I faculty can schedule a QPR suicide prevention presentation for their students. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. It is an evidenced-based, 1-hour training program to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide. Participants will learn how to: Recognize the warning signs of suicide, Offer hope, Get help and save a life. Even if you don't need to cancel your class, you are always welcome to request a presentation anytime during the semester. Request a presentation at Read more

Request for Shared Leave Pool Donations

Posted Mon, 26 Feb 2018 14:13:00 -0800

It is that time again where we humbly request donations for the Shared Leave Program. Through this program, you can donate your unused annual leave to those employees who need time off for a qualified serious medical condition. You may donate directly to a specific employee in need or to the general shared leave pool. Without the generous spirit of our donors, this program could not have helped the many employees whose lives have benefitted from this support during their time of need. Read more

Next Deadline for IRIC Space Applications is April 13, 2018.

Posted Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:31:00 -0800

The Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) Facility Committee continues to consider applications for space in the IRIC building. Faculty and staff can access application forms online. The deadline for the next round of consideration is 4 p.m. Friday, April 13. Read more

Reminder About Policies Regarding Animals on Campus

Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:46:00 -0800

University officials have seen an increase in pets inside buildings, laboratories, classrooms and offices. If you plan to bring an animal to campus, please review APM 95.16 Animals on Campus. Read more

Seminar and Panel Discussion: The Invisible Water Utility Feb. 22

Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:12:00 -0800

John Matthews of the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) will present a talk titled: "The Invisible Water Utility: Redefining Sustainability in a Changing Climate" from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the IRIC lobby. Thetalk will be followed by a panel discussion on "Resilient Water Management in a Climate Altered World." In addition to Matthews, panelists include College of Science researcher John Abatzoglou, College of Law Professor Barbara Cosens, and Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) Assistant Director Mark Solomon. Light refreshments will be available. This event is sponsored by IWRRI, the NSF IGERT Water Resources Program, and the Environmental Law Society. Read more

Open Forum Feb. 23 for Psychiatrist and Faculty Position in the WWAMI

Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:56:00 -0800

A finalist for the position of board-certified psychiatrist within the Counseling & Testing Center and faculty appointment in the WWAMI medical program, Dr. Christine James, will be on the Moscow campus Friday, Feb. 23. An open forum will be held from 1-2 p.m. in the J. A. Albertsons Building, Board Room 311. The topic of her presentation is "Cannabis Use in Emerging Adults: High Life or High Risk?" There will be time for questions after the short presentation. The search committee will hand out evaluation forms to collect feedback from those who attend.

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Legislative Education Committee Accepts Remote Testimony on Select Bills

Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:53:00 -0800

Citizens of the state of Idaho may testify to the House of Representatives Education Committee from six locations outside of Boise during this year's legislative session, including the KUID studio on the University of Idaho's Moscow campus, the U of I Extension Office in Idaho Falls and the Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center in Carmen/Salmon.

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Mental Health First Aid Training Feb. 28-March 1

Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:33:00 -0800

Free Mental Health First Aid training for faculty and staff will be offered from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 and 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 1. This two-part national certification program is designed to help you understand and respond to signs of mental health concerns. Participants must attend all eight hours in order to be certified. Register online.

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Deadline Extended for Proposals for Palouse Language and Culture Symposium

Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:47:00 -0800

The fifth annual Palouse Language and Culture Symposium will be hosted at the University of Idaho on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The committee invites regional and local faculty, staff and students to submit a proposal related to language, education and culture for the 2018 symposium. We welcome research-oriented, practice-oriented and poster presentation proposals. Proposal submissions are due Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Submit proposals and learn more. Read more

General Policy Report No. 66 Now Available

Posted Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:36:00 -0800

General Policy Report #66, dated February 20, 2018, is available for viewing, downloading or printing at This notice is required as per FSH 1420 A-1 c. 2., FSH 1460 c. 2. Ii., and FSH 1540 C.

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VITA Tax Clinic - Free Tax Preparation Assistance Now Available

Posted Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:09:00 -0800

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic is now running at the University of Idaho College of Law. Come down with photo ID, your Social Security card, and your tax forms to receive help preparing your tax return. We are open from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in Menard Law 105. For more information, contact Brady Espeland at or Mike Nugen at

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Student Achievement Awards Applications Open

Posted Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:06:00 -0800

First-year students, seniors, campus leaders and social justice advocates of all kinds are welcome to apply for awards honoring over 50 undergraduate students, organizations, advisors and more. Each award recipient will be recognized at a ceremony in April. Deadline to apply is March 9. More information can be found on the Department of Student Involvement website.

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Albertson Basement Closed for Renovation Through Spring Semester

Posted Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:04:00 -0800

The J. A. Albertson building basement will be closed Thursday, Feb. 22, through the end of spring semester for renovation. New locations for classes and programs are:
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Call for Papers for ASEM Engineering Management Conference in Coeur d'Alene

Posted Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:55:00 -0800

The abstract submission deadline for the 2018 American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) International Annual Conference, hosted by the College of Engineering's engineering management program is Monday, Feb. 26. Our theme this year is "Bridging the Gap between Engineering and Business," and our venue is the beautiful Coeur d'Alene Resort. Please submit your abstract and make plans now to join us, Oct. 17-20, 2018, for the 39th conference. Read more

Parking Changes During Jazz Festival 2018

Posted Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:17:00 -0800

The University of Idaho will host thousands of visitors for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Feb. 23-24, 2018. Due to the high amount of vehicular traffic and pedestrians on campus, some streets and parking lots will have restrictions during the festival. Read more

Open Forum for Director of Research and Faculty Development Position Feb. 21

Posted Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:00:00 -0800

A finalist for the position of Director of Research and Faculty Development within the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) will be on the Moscow campus Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. An open forum will be held from 12:40-2 p.m. in IRIC 305. There will be time for questions after a short presentation. The search committee will hand out evaluation forms to collect feedback from those who attend. Read more

General Curriculum Report No. 292 Now Available

Posted Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:57:00 -0800

General Curriculum Report #292, dated February 15, 2018, is available for viewing and printing at Items listed on this report will have the necessary faculty approvals unless a petition requesting further consideration of a specific item is signed by five faculty members and submitted to the chair of the Faculty Senate by March 1, 2018. Read more

Apply for Equipment Infrastructure Support Awards by March 15

Posted Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:44:00 -0800

The Office of Research and Economic Development has announced the FY2019 Equipment and Infrastructure Support (EIS) Awards. These awards are intended to enhance U of I's research, scholarship and creative activity by providing support for equipment purchases, upgrades and repairs related to research and creative activity infrastructure. ORED will seek to distribute the awards over a large range of disciplines. The program requires a cost-share by the department and/or college of the principle investigator. Read more

Question, Persuade, Refer Training Feb. 16

Posted Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:37:00 -0800

QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. It is an evidence-based, one-hour training program to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide. The next training is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 16, in the Aurora Room of the Idaho Commons. Read more

March 9 is the Deadline for CDIL Fellowships

Posted Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:49:00 -0800

Applications for three separate fellowship programs through the University of Idaho’s Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) are due on March 9. More information and applications are available at

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Call for University Honors Program Seminar Proposals Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Posted Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:32:00 -0800

The University Honors Program is requesting proposals from faculty for 3 credit Honors Seminars (HON INTR 404) to be offered in either fall of 2018 or spring of 2019.
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Athena Conversation of Care: Leadership Style

Posted Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:24:00 -0800

Join with Athena Women's Professional Organization for a quick session on discovering your leadership style from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Idaho Commons Panorama Room, Moscow. Women leaders are often forced to manage a balance between authenticity and social expectations, while seeking opportunities to disrupt oppressive leadership systems. We'll explore how gender identity impacts our socially constructed leader-self in various work and community environments. Facilitated by Lynsie Clott, program coordinator for the Department of Student Involvement. Read more

2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium Set for April 30

Posted Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:33:00 -0800

The Office of Undergraduate Research and the U of I Honors Program invite undergraduates from all disciplines to present their work in poster format at the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30, in the International Ballroom of the Pitman Center. The event is designed to showcase student research, scholarly work, and creative activities from all disciplines at the University of Idaho. Students will display their work to the campus community along with campus visitors, family and friends. The abstract submission deadline is April 2, 2018. For more information about the symposium, including the online abstract submission form, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Research website. Read more

Five New U&I Give Campaigns Launch Monday

Posted Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:39:00 -0800

Monday, Feb. 12, is the launch of a new round of crowdfunding campaigns, including projects for Polymorphic Games, the U of I Nicaragua Project, the Modern Languages and Cultures department, TRIO-INSPIRE and the U of I Music Teachers National Association. To learn more about their efforts, visit Read more

Construction News: Pitman Center Tiling Update

Posted Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:42:00 -0800

New this week: The Bruce M. Pitman Center tile siding inspection has been completed and no current hazards exist. To learn more, go to For questions and/or concerns, please contact Facilities at 208-885-6246, or fill out the online Report a Safety Concern form. Read more

Voter Registration Drives Set for Commons

Posted Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:46:00 -0800

Idaho's primary elections are coming up soon! Register now to avoid the hassle of registering at the polls. Register to vote from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 and Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Idaho Commons Food Court. All you need is a driver's license, state-issued ID or the last four digits of your Social Security number.

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Share Your Textbook Experiences

Posted Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:40:00 -0800

Faculty at the University of Idaho Library are interested in learning more about faculty experiences with the textbook adoption process and would like to invite you to participate in a research study. You are eligible to take this survey if you are a faculty, adjunct faculty or instructor who has adopted a textbook for a college-level course at the University of Idaho. If you decide to participate in this study you will be asked to take an online survey that will ask you a series of questions about your textbook adoption experiences and expectations. Read more

University of Idaho Extension Offers Free Online Entrepreneurship Course

Posted Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:31:00 -0800

University of Idaho Extension is offering Dream Builder, a free online course that will teach entrepreneurs how to start or expand their business. The course is offered in English and Spanish. Participants work at their own pace to complete 15 online modules. In this course they will learn how to create and manage their business, marketing, bookkeeping and sales. At the end of the course they will have their own business plan. Read more

Parking Budget, Lot Utilization and Citation Statistics at Your Fingertips

Posted Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:46:00 -0800

How much Parking and Transportation Services income comes from citations? Where does permit and citation revenue go? Which color parking lots are most heavily utilized? How many warnings are issued each year compared to citations? The answers to these and other questions are now available at Parking at a Glance, the new page on our website! We'll add more content regularly, so let us know if there's something you'd like to see! Read more

Women's Center and Athena Accepting Nominations for Women of the Year Awards and Virginia Wolf Awards

Posted Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:40:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Women's Center and Athena Professional Women's Organization are now accepting nominations for their annual Women of the Year and Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service awards. The awards honor U of I staff and faculty, students and community members who show a commitment to gender justice, inclusivity and women's professional advancement. The Athena Women of the Year awards are given annually to women who have demonstrated clear and sustained dedication to women's professional enhancement at the University of Idaho. Women of the Year represent the mission of Athena — an association of staff and faculty — by fearlessly engaging professionally and personally in making changes that support an inclusive and equitable climate for women at U of I. Three awards are given each year, one each in the categories of Staff, Faculty and Administrator. Read more

'Femme' Seeking Writers and Performers

Posted Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:19:00 -0800

"Femme," a play developed through the U of I Women's Center, is looking for writers and performers! Inspired by "The Vagina Monologues," "Femme" aims to give women and feminine-identifying persons a platform to tell their own stories through monologues, poems, or other short performance pieces. Writers have the option (and are encouraged) to perform their own pieces. Those who just want to perform will be paired with a piece based on the writer's intention and the performer's own background. There will also be opportunities for group pieces and other ensemble work. The performances are March 26-27 in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow. Read more

Library's Think Open Fellowships for Faculty and Grad Students Now Open

Posted Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:11:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Library is now accepting applications for the 2018 Think Open Fellowship Program. U of I faculty and graduate students are encouraged to apply by the March 15 deadline. The U of I Library's Think Open Fellowships are designed to support faculty in adopting Open Educational Resources (OERs) for the courses they teach. Five faculty fellowship awards are up-for-grabs ranging from $1,000-$2,000 for the 2018-19 school year; two graduate student fellowships will fund hourly employment at the library during summer and/or fall 2018 terms. Read more

Spring-Like Weather Prompts February Bicycling

Posted Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:15:00 -0800

February cycling requires additional caution due to residual gravel and sand on pathways and streets. Traction material on campus is usually cleaned up during spring break, so please be extra vigilant the next several weeks whether you're on foot or being a safe bicyclist. Got a safety question or concern? Be sure to check out the new I-Safety page. Read more

World Music Celebration Features Kora Player from Mali Feb. 9

Posted Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:03:00 -0800

The sixth annual World Music Festival takes place this weekend and features Yacouba Sissoko, a kora player from Mali, and Navin Chettri, a Nepali musician who serves as the celebration's creative director and a lecturer of percussion in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. A concert with Sissoko, Chetrri and ensembles from the Lionel Hampton School of Music is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 in the Administration Building Auditorium. Tickets for the concert are available at the door and are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Read more

University-Level Promotions Review Committee Announced

Posted Mon, 05 Feb 2018 15:57:00 -0800

The 2017-18 University-level Promotions Review Committee met with the Provost and Executive Vice President to participate in the development of recommendations on promotions in instructor, regular, research, clinical, and extension ranks. The committee's recommendations are considered by the provost and the president; the president makes the final decision. Read more

Vandal Access Services Available

Posted Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:10:00 -0800

Do you experience difficulty getting across campus due to a temporary or permanent mobility-impairing disability? The free Vandal Access Service may be able to help! Vandal Access Service provides University of Idaho students and employees with mobility-limiting disabilities equal access to facilities, programs and services on campus. To see if Vandal Access Service might be right for you, visit our webpage!

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Free Tax Preparation Assistance

Posted Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:07:00 -0800

The University of Idaho College of Law's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides free tax filing assistance for taxpayers with income less than $54,000. The program runs from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 13 through April 12, in the Menard Law Building, Room 105. Please email Brady Espeland at with questions.

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Faculty Panel Discusses 'The Underground Railroad' Feb. 8

Posted Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:06:00 -0800

A panel of University of Idaho faculty members will present a panel discussion on "The Underground Railroad in Law, History, Literature and American Society," at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the College of Law courtroom, 711 S. Rayburn St.

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Looking for University Honors Program Alumni and Former Students

Posted Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:04:00 -0800

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the University of Idaho Honors Program. We would like to connect with as many program alumni and former students as possible to help us celebrate this institutional milestone. Please contact Kendra Buell at to let us know how to reach you. Thank you!

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Martin Forum: "American Diplomacy in the Middle East," Feb. 7

Posted Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:25:00 -0800

Ambassador Maura Connelly will be speaking on "American Diplomacy in the Middle East" at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the Administration Auditorium as part of the Martin Institute's Martin Forums. The talk will focus on the many aspects required for a healthy U.S. approach to diplomacy in the Middle East, considering both specific countries and the broader Middle East Peace Process. Learn more. Read more

Sabbatical Applications for 2019-20 Academic Year Due March 30

Posted Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:20:00 -0800

Applications for sabbatical leaves to be taken during the 2019-20 academic year are now invited and must be received by the Sabbatical Leave Evaluation Committee by Friday, March 30, 2018. Check with your college dean's office for internal college due dates to allow time for letters to be written. Complete applications must be submitted to For information on the sabbatical policy and process visit FSH 3720 and the provost sabbatical webpage. Read more

Nominations for Honorary Degree for December 2018 Commencement Due April 15

Posted Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:18:00 -0800

Nominations of candidates for honorary degrees for the December 2018 commencement ceremony are due by April 15, 2018. Completed nominations must be submitted to Read more

General Policy Report #65 Now Available

Posted Thu, 01 Feb 2018 16:05:00 -0800

General Policy Report #65, dated Feb. 1, 2018, is available for viewing, downloading, or printing at This notice is required as per FSH 1420 A-1 c. 2., FSH 1460 c. 2. Ii., and FSH 1540 C. Read more

Get Landscape Architectural Design for Free (Almost)

Posted Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:36:00 -0800

Do you have a new residence which needs landscape design? Or is it time to perform a make-over on your tired, over-grown landscape? The students in landscape architecture can help you.
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Report Creek Blockages or Flooding Concerns to Facilities

Posted Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:12:00 -0800

Flash floods and rising waters can occur quickly and are not uncommon on the Palouse this time of year. Please be wise about your actions when weather reports predict the possibility of this happening. Please report any creek blockages you notice on campus by contacting U of I Facilities during normal business hours and Security Services after hours and on the weekends. As always, in an emergency situation, call 911. Read more

15th Annual Shades of Black Show Feb. 10

Posted Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:07:00 -0800

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is excited to celebrate the 15th annual Shades of Black Show at the University of Idaho. This showcase celebrates the Multicultural experience through the performing arts. The theme this year is "Together is Where the Magic Lives." Read more

U of I Offers Swim Lessons for All Ages

Posted Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:18:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Swim Center provides a group setting for Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics Levels 1-3, and Learn-to-Swim Courses 1-6. Group lessons are $60 per month and go Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 5:30-6 p.m. or 6:05-6:35 p.m. Fridays are used as make-up days for holidays. Need-based scholarships are available and the applications can be found on our website. Registration for each session opens two weeks before the session starts. Private lessons are also available starting at $18 per half hour. There is a 10 percent family discount for each additional student. Read more

Register Your Student Club or Department for UIdaho Bound

Posted Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:13:00 -0800

Register your student organization or student services department for the 2018 UIdaho Bound Activities Fair, March 24 and April 14. This is a great opportunity to showcase your organization or college to admitted students. Registration closes Feb. 28 and space is available first-come, first-served! Register today. Read more

Dance, the Arts and Human Rights Performance Feb. 8

Posted Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:03:00 -0800

Dancers of the Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble will perform "Free?" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center International Ballroom. This talented company explores the human condition through transformative experiences with physical movement and the universal language of dance to honor the African-American heritage. After the performance, engage with Cleo Parker Robinson and dancers in discussions of what it means to be free. The performance is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Festival Dance, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office of Equity and Diversity. Read more

Refreshed University Brand Rolling Out

Posted Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:44:00 -0800

Over the past year, University Communications and Marketing (UCM) has led an effort to refresh the University of Idaho’s brand. The refreshed brand provides the necessary language and creative elements to strengthen our brand position, express our identity and personality to broad audiences, build brand equity and expand our brand’s reach in multiple channels across the state and in other key advertising markets. Read more

Vandal Green Dot Overview for Faculty and Staff Feb. 15

Posted Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:25:00 -0800

The next Green Dot training for faculty and staff is 3:30-4:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Commons Horizon Room in Moscow. The Green Dot Overview introduces the basic elements of the Green Dot Bystander Intervention program, focusing specifically on the vital role university employees play in establishing and reinforcing campus culture that students and colleagues exist within. Read more

Louis Braille Celebration and Presentations Jan. 31

Posted Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:20:00 -0800

Come learn about Louis Braille, Idaho's Talking Book program, as well as various efforts and strategies to help sight-challenged students learn, in the Doceo Center. Presentations begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the Doceo Center in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Building. Presentations include information on Idaho's Talking Book program from Rick Stoddart of the U of I Library; "How Technology was used to Assist a Blind Student in GEO 100" by Cassidy Hall of the Doceo Center; and "Services and Resources for Sight-Challenged Students" by Amy Taylor of the Center for Disability Access and Resources. Read more

Spring 2018 Hours for the Statistical Consulting Center

Posted Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:17:00 -0800

The Statistical Consulting Center (SCC) helps with statistical design and analysis so researchers can produce high-quality, reproducible research. We provide assistance in the design of experiments and sample surveys, advice on statistical analyses, and expertise on recent developments in statistical research. The best time to seek statistical consulting is during the earliest stages of the research project, and before any data collection stage. Faculty members, staff and graduate students from any discipline are welcome. We are located in IRIC Rooms 117 and 119, and our spring semester walk-in hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday. You also can email for an appointment. Read more

Moscow Policy Pub Discusses Policy Research in Natural Resource Feb. 15

Posted Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:02:00 -0800

Policy Pub is a bi-monthly speaker series designed to engage University of Idaho employees, friends and collaborators in policy issues and research across disciplines. Policy Pub is an exciting opportunity to learn about contemporary policy research, engage in lively conversations with potential collaborators, and understand more about policy issues important to the residents of Idaho. The next event will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Hunga Dunga Brewing in Moscow. Dennis Becker, director of the Policy Analysis Group, will discuss current policy research in natural resources. Read more

Office of Research Assurances Upcoming Training Schedule

Posted Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:53:00 -0800

The Office of Research Assurances is hosting the following trainings for U of I employees:

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Latest Public Safety and Security Newsletter Available

Posted Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:04:00 -0800

The January edition of the Office of Public Safety and Security's newsletter is now available online. Find information on reporting water leaks - they are emergencies and need to be reported immediately. Don't rely on voicemail when reporting an emergency. Also in this edition: renting vehicles, volunteer services updates and EPA regulation changes. Read more


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