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What's going on at the University of Idaho this week.
March 30, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Get Technical Help Virtually

U of I may be operating under COVID-19 protocols, but that doesn’t mean ITS is not available to help students with their technology issues. Learn more about getting the technical help you need.

Energy and Environment Discussion is April 6

Join the Vandal Clean Energy Club in a discussion about the energy and environment, 5 p.m. Monday, April 6, via Zoom. The special guest speaker will be Professor Dev Shrestha.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • Athena Conversations of Care: Flourishing: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Online via Zoom: Katie Schiffelbein, director of the American Language and Culture Program, will share various elements of well-being theory and shame resilience theory. Participants will leave with practical steps to increase their well-being. Participate online.
  • Mobile Food Pantry: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Parking Lot 108, west of the Student Recreation Center: Fresh food and non-perishables are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • UI Mind Drop-In Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom: A weekly community mindfulness practice with gentle, supportive guided practice. No experience is needed. Participate online.
  • Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom: This four-part class is geared toward helping participants increase their motivation to quit smoking, learn effective approaches for quitting and guide them in making a successful quit attempt. Register online.


Academics & Workshops

All events are in Moscow and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted. See the complete calendar at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to our weekly events newsletter.

Limited Hours for Vandal Food Pantry

Vandal Food Pantry cabinets are closed due to building closures. A “drive-through” pick-up will be 10 a.m. to noon today, March 30, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center alleyway, between the Pitman and Greek Row. See the Food Pantry schedule.

Vandals in Focus 2020 Now Available

Vandals dive into their education, searching out opportunities beyond the classroom where they can make a difference. In Vandals in Focus 2020, student writers and photographers highlight a few of these outstanding student projects.

News and Updates

COVID-19 Updates Available on the Website: As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, stay up-to-date with university updates on the COVID-19 webpage.

Free Qigong and Transformational Wellness Class: The Department of Movement Sciences will be hosting a virtual Qigong and Transformational Wellness class 9-10 a.m. every Monday through Saturday. Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to attend via Zoom. This class is free and will end Saturday, May 9.

Changes to Academic Calendar: In light of challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, the course withdrawal date and semester withdrawal date has been extended to Friday, May 1, for Spring 2020. Undergraduate and graduate students — except for law — can also opt in to pass/fail grading for Spring 2020 courses. This option is available for all classes except for eight-week courses that have already concluded. Students must opt in by May 1. Undergraduate and graduate students considering opting in to pass/fail grading need to carefully consider their decision and reach out to their academic or faculty advisor with questions. University Advising Services academic advisors are available to offer support via phone or Zoom. Schedule appointments through VandalStar. Faculty advisor contact information is available through VandalStar in the My Success Network. Email advising@uidaho.edu for all other advising needs. Directions for opting in to pass/fail grading are available online. You can also find directions for course withdrawal and semester withdrawal online.

Parking and Transportation Services Updates: The Parking and Transportation Services office at 1006 Railroad St. in the Intermodal Transit Center is closed to the public, but the Parking and Transportation Services customer service team will continue answering the phone and responding to emails as normal. The University of Idaho Moscow campus will continue with academic break parking enforcement rules until the first day of fall semester, Monday, Aug. 24. Read more.
 
Academic Support is Available Online: Tutoring and College Success continues to provide academic support online. Academic Coaching is available virtually by Zoom or phone. Students can make appointments online via VandalStar or by emailing acadcoaching@uidaho.edu. SI-PASS (Peer-Assisted Study Sessions) will maintain the Spring 2020 schedule with Zoom sessions. Learn more about SI-PASS and see the schedule. Email si-pass@uidaho.edu with questions. Drop-in Tutoring sessions will also maintain the Spring 2020 schedule via Zoom. Email tutoring@uidaho.edu to inquire about individual tutoring appointments. Email tcs@uidaho.edu with general questions about academic support.
 
VandalStar Time Zone Reminder: When scheduling VandalStar appointments with U of I faculty and staff, be sure your digital device, VandalStar account Profile and Outlook Calendar are all set to your current time zone. This ensures your VandalStar appointment time matches with the U of I person you’re scheduling with. VandalStar automatically defaults to Pacific time. If you’re in Mountain time or another time zone, you will need to change it. Contact the VandalStar Technical Team at vandalstar@uidaho.edu or 208-885-8787 for questions or troubleshooting support.
 
Writing Center Tutors Available Online: With the move to online classes, writing support and advice from the Writing Center is available online, including web-based appointments with tutors and written feedback from tutors on drafts. Learn more or schedule an appointment by clicking on “Make an Appointment.”
 
Pop-In Leadership Continues Mondays and Wednesdays via Zoom: The Department of Student Involvement will continue to provide the POP-IN Leadership Series 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Mondays and 2-3 p.m. on Wednesdays via Zoom for the remainder of the semester. Learn more.
 
The U of I Library is Here for You: Need help finding articles or have other library questions? Chat with a U of I librarian from the dorms, from home or elsewhere. Want to pass some time or take your mind off of everything? Check out the library’s resources for accessing movies, music and educational workshops. Visit the library’s COVID-19 resources page to learn about the latest changes to services, programs and hours.
 
Continue to Engage in a Healthy, Active Lifestyle with PEB 106 I-FIT Walk/Jog/Cycle: Movement Sciences has created a physical activity class for U of I students to continue to engage in a healthy active lifestyle while also adhering to the public health directive for people to engage in social distancing. The one credit PEB 106 I-FIT Walk/Jog/Cycle class for the second quarter Spring 2020 term allows students to engage in physical activity of their choosing while selecting the time and place to fit their context. Contact Philip Scruggs at pwscruggs@uidaho.edu or 208-885-2192 for more informaiton.
 
VandalStore Starbucks Closed: Per Public Health Emergency Order No. 20-01, the VandalStore's Starbucks is closed until further notice. The VandalStore will remain open for the time being.
 
Showcase Your Work at the Virtual U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium; Abstract Deadline is April 3: The Office of Undergraduate Research invites undergraduates to present their work at the 2020 U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium. This event is designed to showcase student research, scholarly work and creative activities from all disciplines at the University of Idaho. In light of the concern over the spread of COVID-19, this year’s event will be offered as a virtual symposium. The event will take place Monday, April 27. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, April 3. Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research website for more information about this year’s virtual symposium, including the online abstract submission form. Email our@uidaho.edu with questions.
 
Athena Student Excellence Award Nomination Period Extended to April: While Athena has canceled this year’s Women of the Year and Athena Student Excellence Award Reception, awardees will be chosen and honored remotely this spring, with plans to celebrate them in-person next fall at the kick-off meeting. The deadline to nominate individuals has been extended to 5 p.m. Friday, April 10.
 
Learn About Grad School and Funding Opportunities: Due to COVID-19-related adjustments, Graduate School 101 and Funding 102 will not be held in-person this semester. To learn about these topics, see the recorded version of Graduate School 101 and Funding 102. Contact Kate Strum with questions.
 
Supporting Students in Recovery from Addiction: Vandal Health Education is dedicated to supporting Vandals in recovery from substance use addiction, especially now as students engage in social distancing in response to COVID-19. If you are a student in recovery, or even just looking to cut back on substance use, consider reaching out to Vandal Health Education to share your insight by emailing aod@uidaho.edu to set up a Zoom meeting.

Help Wanted

Looking for work? Check out Career ServicesFinancial Aid and Human Resources for on- and off-campus postings. For internship opportunities, resume and interview tips and other job opportunities during school and post-graduation, contact Career Services.

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Academic Advising Begins: March 30
  • Summer Registration Opens: March 30
  • Fall Registration Opens: April 20

Have questions about upcoming deadlines? Contact the Registrar's Office.

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What's going on at the University of Idaho this week.
March 23, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Facebook Live with Dean of Students is Today

Join Blaine Eckles, vice provost for Student Affairs and dean of students, 2:30 p.m. today, March 23, for a Facebook Live COVID-19 update and Q&A session on the Dean of Students Office Facebook page. Questions will be answered live or in a message response.

Writing Center Tutors Available Online

With the move to online classes, writing support and advice from the Writing Center is available online, including web-based appointments with tutors and written feedback from tutors on drafts. Learn more or schedule an appointment by clicking on “Make an Appointment.”

Events This Week


Health & Wellness


Academics & Workshops

  • Using Lucky Iron Fish to Treat Anemia: Malcolm Renfrew Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, online via Zoom: What do a nutritionist, foreign language specialist and analytical chemist have in common? The answer is a fish-shaped iron ingot branded as Lucky Iron Fish (LIF). A collaborative team of U of I and Washington State University researchers is using LIF as a simple and inexpensive approach to remediating iron deficiency anemia. Participate online.
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Scholar Program Overview: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, online via Zoom: Representatives from the Institute of International Education will discuss the Fulbright U.S. Student Scholar Program and answer questions. Participate online.
  • Dissertation Support Group: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Brink Hall, Paul J. Joyce Faculty and Staff Lounge and online via Zoom: Ben Ridenhour will facilitate a weekly dissertation support group aimed at candidate-level doctoral students — though others are welcome to attend. The weekly meetings will involve goal setting, troubleshooting and peer and faculty support activities. Participate online.

All events are in Moscow and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted. See the complete calendar at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to our weekly events newsletter.

COVID-19 Updates Available on the Website

As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, stay up-to-date with university updates on the university’s COVID-19 webpage.

Academic Coaching Available Virtually

Talk with Academic Coaches via phone, Zoom, etc. Schedule appointments online through vandalstar.uidaho.edu or call 208-885-1021.

News and Updates

U of I Transitions to Online/Remote Instruction: For the safety and health of our students, faculty, staff and community, beginning today, March 23, no classes will be held in-person through the end of the semester. All events are also canceled through the end of the semester, including Commencement ceremonies. More information is available online.

How Do I Report Possible COVID-19 Exposure? Over the weekend, Whitman County reported its first positive COVID-19 case – in a woman 20-29 years of age. Currently, there are no University of Idaho-specific cases nor any cases reported in Latah County. But, what do you do if you hear of someone who may have been exposed, is experiencing signs and symptoms or for whom you are otherwise concerned – or if you are in this situation yourself? (1) File a CARE report. The Dean of Students Office and Human Resources are following up on all reports of contact and will provide guidance on any actions taken. (2) Self-isolate at home and encourage others to do so. Call your healthcare provider for further guidance. (3) Don’t perpetuate rumors. Idaho Public Health is the single reporting entity for positive tests.

How Will I be Notified of a Positive Diagnosis Associated with U of I? The first positive COVID-19 case with direct ties to U of I will be reported out in a Vandal Alert email. This email will provide as much detail as we can to adequately inform our Vandal community of the diagnosis and impact. Should the first U of I-associated case not be on the Moscow campus, a second email may be sent for the first Moscow-based case. This includes a case in the community. Learn more about U of I’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Refunds of Fees and Other Services are Coming: We are working diligently to establish processes and procedures for refund/credit of certain fees associated with labs, programs, field trips and other similar educational activities. We do not yet have these procedures in place but will send an additional communication when we are prepared to respond to inquiries. In the meantime, we ask for your patience, and encourage you to be respectful of staff who are working to ensure refunds, waivers and other financial issues are handled appropriately.

Residence Halls and Vandals Dining Remain Open: Residence Halls will remain open and Vandals Dining will continue to offer meal services though classes are moved online. All meals will now be served in a “to-go” only capacity, and seated dining will no longer be available. Meal periods will see a break in serving time in an effort to cleanse all contact surfaces before the next meal period begins. A Vandals Dining team member will be present to continually disinfect meal serving areas during serving times. The practice of social distancing will be encouraged and implemented via designated waiting areas 6 feet apart before entering The Hub and during service. To learn more, visit the Vandals Dining COVID-19 Updates webpage or the university’s COVID-19 webpage.
 
Student Payment Plan Late Fees Waived: Due to the employment turbulence from the COVID-19 pandemic, U of I is waiving late fees on student payment plans for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Contact Student Accounts if you have further concerns about your account.

The Census is Coming; Mark Yourself According to Where You Live the Most: Students, you count. The 2020 Census count on population, which determines how much federal funding flows into local communities for roads, schools and other critical needs along with government representation, is now open for response. Mail notifications have been sent. With measures taken to mitigate COVID-19, University of Idaho students should follow federal regulations concerning the Census and mark themselves as living in the community where they are residing the most, not where they are physically on April 1, Census Day. Students should reply to the Census as soon as possible. More information is available online. The Census Bureau has modified its operations to make sure students are counted in the 2020 CensusLearn more. 

VandalStar Connects Remote Students to Campus: VandalStar gives you the tools you need to function successfully as a remote student. Its mobile-friendly and compatible with all devices and offers online appointment scheduling; a place to connect with your campus community; a way to get timely help from your instructors, advisors and others; and a searchable campus services listing featuring more than 45 university services and programs. Learn more.

Student Rec Center Closed Until Further Notice: In an effort to promote social distancing, the Student Recreation Center is closed until further notice. For questions about membership and more, visit the SRC Closure FAQ webpage.
 
ITS Offers Technology Borrowing for Online Course Delivery: The University of Idaho has now transitioned from face-to-face instruction. This effort is to provide for an increase in social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. To assist with this transition, ITS has equipment available for check-out on the Moscow campus. Students can find information about how to request to borrow hardware for academic courses online.
 
Adobe Creative Cloud Temporary At-Home Access for Faculty and Students: As a result of classes moving to online delivery, Adobe has provided temporary at-home access to Adobe Creative Cloud for impacted students and faculty so that they can continue their work. Learn more about this at-home access. Follow the instructions online to enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device.
 
VandalStore Hours Changing: Effective March 22, the VandalStore's hours will be: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and closed Sunday. Starbucks hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and closed Sunday. These changes will be in effect until further notice.
 
Library Moving to Reduced Hours: Beginning Sunday, March 22, the U of I Library will reduce its hours of operation. These hours are subject to further change based on usage: 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
 
Closures and New Hours for Some Multi-Use Facilities: In response to growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19, Memorial Gym's basketball court and the swimming pool have been closed until further notice. The Kibbie Dome and Memorial Gym have moved to new hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on weekends.
 
March 24 Write-In Workshop Canceled: The College of Graduate Studies has canceled the Write-In Workshop originally scheduled for tomorrow, March 24.
 
Apply or Nominate for the Athena Student Excellence Award; Deadline for Nominations is Friday: Applications and nominations are open for the Athena Student Excellence Award. The award aims to support and recognize students at the University of Idaho. Through this award, Athena also intends to recognize and develop individuals who promote access, inclusion and advancement of women through their course of study or co-curricular activities. The selection is particularly interested in recognizing diverse and underrepresented individuals. To apply or nominate, visit the website. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 27.
 
Showcase Your Work at the Virtual U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium; Abstract Deadline is April 3: The Office of Undergraduate Research invites undergraduates to present their work at the 2020 U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium. This event is designed to showcase student research, scholarly work and creative activities from all disciplines at the University of Idaho. In light of the concern over the spread of COVID-19, this year’s event will be offered as a virtual symposium. The event will be Monday, April 27. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, April 3. Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research website for more information about this year’s virtual symposium, including the online abstract submission form. Email our@uidaho.edu with questions.
 
Apply for a U of I Student-Arts Fee Grant; Deadline is April 10: Grants of up to $5,000 are available to help fund creative projects occurring between September 2020 and August 2021. Grants may also be used to help fund educational opportunities in the arts that significantly impact campus. This grant, funded by the Student Arts-Fee, is open to students, faculty members and academic units. Preference is given to first-time grant seekers. The application is available online and is due by Friday, April 10. Email uiarts@uidaho.edu with questions.
 
Data Science Competition 2020 is Now Open; Upload Your Solutions Online: The 2020 Data Science Competition is open. Sponsored by the College of Science, the competition tasks participants with developing a machine learning model that can automatically grade 20,000 hand-written calculus quizzes. The competition will end Thursday, April 30. Anyone with a University of Idaho email address is welcome to participate. However, prizes will be limited to currently registered undergraduate and graduate students. Learn more.
 
Apply for a Semester in the Wild: Applications are being accepted for Semester in the Wild, an opportunity for students from any university and any program to spend 12 weeks learning about ecology, environmental writing, wilderness management, environmental history and leadership within the pristine wilderness of the Taylor Wilderness Research Station deep in the heart of the Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness. Learn more online or email tayranch@uidaho.edu.
 
U of I - WSU Women’s Leadership Conference Postponed Until Fall: Amid escalating concerns and precautionary measures being taken around the containment of COVID-19 nationwide, Washington State University’s and the University of Idaho’s joint annual Women’s Leadership Conference is being rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 8. All current arrangements for the conference will remain in place. Presenters with accepted workshop proposals will remain on the schedule of events unless they indicate they are unable to attend on Sept. 8. Read more.
 
21st Annual Tutxinmepu Powwow Canceled: As proactive measure against COVID-19, the 21st annual Tutxinmepu Powwow, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, has been canceled. The event, hosted by the Native American Student Center in conjunction with the Native American Student Association and the University of Idaho, is a student-run event which draws hundreds of Native American dancers, drummers and artisans from across the Northwest.
 
Spring Parent and Family Weekend is Canceled: The University of Idaho and Student Alumni Relations Board has canceled Spring Parent and Family Weekend this year. We understand this may be disappointing, but the safety and health of the Vandal Family is our top priority. If you paid an event registration or other fee, it will be refunded within the next few weeks. We will celebrate with you and the rest of the Vandal Family during Fall Parent and Family Weekend, Nov. 6-8. Contact Marie Duncan with questions at marie@uidaho.edu or 208-885-5366.
 
Students’ U: Drive Files Were Migrated to OneDrive During Spring Break: Files saved to students’ U: drive were migrated to the OneDrive cloud-based location during Spring Break. Students should have received a final notification when the migration was completed with information on what to expect and a link to OneDrive. Files were migrated to a folder called “U Drive” to avoid overwriting any files already stored on OneDrive accounts. Cloud storage aligns with the university's goals of improving collaboration and innovation and allows any users to create and share documents almost anywhere on any internet-connected device. Learn more about these changes and next steps.
 
General Computer Labs and Classrooms Upgraded to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Over Spring Break: U of I general computer labs and classrooms were upgraded to the Office 365 ProPlus over Spring Break. Office 365 ProPlus is part of a suite of applications including online and mobile versions of traditional Office applications and has features that make saving and using files more convenient. Learn more about these changes and next steps.
 
Supporting Students in Recovery from Addiction: Vandal Health Education is dedicated to supporting Vandals in recovery from substance use addiction, especially now as students engage in social distancing in response to COVID-19. If you are a student in recovery, or even just looking to cut back on substance use, consider reaching out to Vandal Health Education to share your insight via Zoom by emailing aod@uidaho.edu.
 
You Can Raise Your Hand in VandalStar: In the upcoming weeks, course instructors will assess students’ academic progress and submit midterm grades in VandalWeb. If you are a student who earned two or more midterm grades of D or F, you will receive a VandalStar email notification. Take immediate action by reaching out to your instructor(s) and advisor and seeking out academic resources if needed. Use VandalStar to request help quickly and online any time by clicking the “Raise Your Hand” icon from the main drop-down menu. This VandalStar feature is available year-round for students to access.
 
Studded Snow Tire Season Ends: 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, removal deadlines in neighboring states vary. Most are earlier, some are later — read more on the I-Safety webpage.

Help Wanted

Looking for work? Check out Career ServicesFinancial Aid and Human Resources for on- and off-campus postings. For internship opportunities, resume and interview tips and other job opportunities during school and post-graduation, contact Career Services.

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Late Eight-Week Classes Begin: March 23
  • Deadline to Add or Drop Late Eight-Week Classes: March 27
  • Fall Academic Advising Begins: March 30
  • Summer Registration Opens: March 30
  • Deadline to Withdraw or Change Semester Classes to Audit: April 3
  • Fall Registration Opens: April 20
  • Deadline to Withdraw from Late Eight-Week Classes: April 24

Have questions about upcoming deadlines? Contact the Registrar's Office.

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What's going on at the University of Idaho this week.
March 9, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Popcorn and Primaries is Tomorrow

Join the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action in the ASUI Vandal Student Lounge 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, March 10, for popcorn and learn how to vote in the Idaho primaries. Need a ride to the polls? Catch a shuttle. The first 100 students will receive a $5 Dutch Bros. gift card.

Fresh Check Day is Wednesday

Fresh Check Day, a celebratory mental health fair that seeks to increase awareness, connect students to resources and increase a sense of community, will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the ISUB. The event includes several interactive booths, music, food and prizes.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • Therapy Dogs at the Library: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, U of I Library, Room 101: Destress and relax with four-legged friends from Palouse Paws Therapy Dogs.
  • UI Mind Drop-In Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Teaching and Learning Center, Room 223: A weekly community mindfulness practice with gentle, supportive guided practice. No experience is needed. Participate online.
  • Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Student Health Center, Room 120: This four-part class is geared toward helping participants increase their motivation to quit smoking, learn effective approaches for quitting and guide them in making a successful quit attempt.
  • Zen Day: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Wallace Residence Center, Wallace Basement: Take a break from midterms and relax with yoga, a tarot card reading, free food and more.
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training: 10-11 a.m. Friday, ISUB, Crest Room: This evidenced-based, one-hour training program will help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide.


Arts & Entertainment


Athletics & Recreation


Academics & Workshops

  • How to Find a Missing Literary Masterpiece: Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, ISUB, Whitewater Room: Professor Zachary Turpin, Department of English, will detail the lost books by Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Mark Twain and more that may still be at large, as well as how you can find them in just five easy steps.
  • Chemistry Seminar Series: Imaging Gas-Surface and Solution-Surface Reactions in Small Steps: 12:30-1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Renfrew Hall, Room 111: David Y. Lee, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering Program at Washington State University, will speak.
  • Dissertation Support Group: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Brink Hall, Paul J. Joyce Faculty and Staff Lounge: Ben Ridenhour will facilitate a weekly dissertation support group aimed at candidate-level doctoral students — though others are welcome to attend. The weekly meetings will involve goal setting, troubleshooting and peer and faculty support activities. Participate online.
  • Academic Coaching Drop-In: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Wallace Residence Center, Basement, Student Success Program: Academic coaches will be present to work one-on-one with students to examine learning styles, habits of working and difficulties or barriers to success.
  • Writing Center Drop-In: 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Wallace Residence Center, Basement, Student Success Program: Writing Center tutors will be available to provide tutoring.
  • ASUI Senate Meeting: 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, ISUB, Whitewater Room: A weekly meeting to discuss Associated Students University of Idaho (ASUI) legislation.
  • From Internet Addicts to e-Sports Athletes: Digital Game Culture in China: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Teaching and Learning Center, Room 045: Marcella Szablewicz, Pace University in New York City, will present on the line between internet addiction and e-Sports athleticism in China. This talk is part of the China on the Palouse Speakers Series.
  • National Society of Black Engineers U of I Chapter Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Best Western Plus University Inn, Silver Room, 1516 Pullman Rd.: The National Society of Black Engineers-U of I Dynamic Engineers 13th annual spring lecture series seeks to transform and motivate students on current technology, economic and socio-political milestones.

All events are in Moscow and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted. See the complete calendar at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to our weekly events newsletter.

Register for Hands-On Cooking Class March 11

A hands-on cooking class will be 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the Niccolls Building Foods Lab, Room 102. Make two simple and healthy recipes. This class is designed for the inexperienced cook, but all skill levels are welcome. Learn more.

Submit to the Outdoor Photo Contest by March 21

Submit a photo on the theme of “Wild Places Near and Far” to the 2020 Conservation and Environment Club outdoor photo contest. Deadline to submit is Saturday, March 21. Winners will be announced Thursday, March 26. Learn more.

News and Updates

COVID-19 Updates Available on the Website: As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, a Q&A has been created and placed on the website. The situation is rapidly changing and, while health officials encourage everyone to be cautious, U of I is not, at this time, implementing any immediate changes to its normal processes.
 
No My UI During Spring Break: There will be no My UI next week due to the Spring Break holiday. My UI will return to its regular schedule the week of March 23.
 
Account Login Changes Coming Today: To improve the availability of login services in the U of I systems, changes will be made today, March 9, for some of the most used sites. You will now be required to use your full U of I email address to log in to these sites. The login screen for sites such as BbLearn, VandalWeb, Zoom, Duo, Qualtrics, FAMIS and Chrome River will be on a page with a URL that includes “login.microsoftonline.com” — see examples of new login screens. A complete list of applications included in this change and a schedule when other applications are to change is available onlineLearn more about these changes and next steps.
 
You Can Raise Your Hand in VandalStar: In the upcoming weeks, course instructors will assess students’ academic progress and submit midterm grades in VandalWeb. If you are a student who earned two or more midterm grades of D or F, you will receive a VandalStar email notification. Take immediate action by reaching out to your instructor(s) and advisor and seeking out academic resources if needed. Use VandalStar to request help quickly and online any time by clicking the “Raise Your Hand” icon from the main drop-down menu. This VandalStar feature is available year-round for students to access.
 
Berna Karali to Speak During the Agricultural Economic and Rural Sociology Seminar Series Today: An Agricultural Economic and Rural Sociology Seminar Series featuring Berna Karali of the University of Georgia will be 2-3 p.m. today, March 9, in the Agricultural Science Building, Room 062. Karali will discuss “Can Private Forecasters Beat the USDA? Analysis of Relative Accuracy of Crop Acreage and Production Forecasts,” which evaluates the bias, accuracy and informational value of USDA crop acreage and production forecasts relative to their private counterparts for corn, soybeans and winter wheat over the 1965-2019 marketing years.
 
Pop-In for an Hour of Leadership Today and Wednesday: Pop-in to the Department of Student Involvement for popcorn and an hour of leadership 1:30-2:30 p.m. today, March 9, and 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. Today’s topic is “Mastering Tough Conversations” and Wednesday’s topic is “Social Justice Leadership.”
 
Pi Day Celebration and Integration Bee is Thursday: The Math Club presents the 18th annual Pi Day Celebration and Integration Bee, 3-5 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the ISUB, Summit Room. Everyone is invited to show off their calculus skills, help extend the digits on the pi paper chain and eat pie.
 
General Computer Labs and Classrooms Upgrade to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Will Take Place During Spring Break: U of I general computer labs and classrooms will upgrade to the Office 365 ProPlus over Spring Break. Office 365 ProPlus is part of a suite of applications including online and mobile versions of traditional Office applications and has features that make saving and using files more convenient. Learn more about these changes and next steps.
 
Students’ U: Drive files Migrating to OneDrive During Spring Break: Files saved to students’ U: drive will be migrated to the OneDrive cloud-based location beginning Saturday, March 14. Students will receive an email notification about the migration this week. A second notification will be sent when the migration has begun. Students will not have access to their files until the migration is complete. A final notification will be received when the migration is complete with information on what to expect and a link to OneDrive. Files will be migrated to a folder called “U Drive” to avoid overwriting any files already stored on OneDrive accounts. Cloud storage aligns with the university's goals of improving collaboration and innovation and allows any users to create and share documents almost anywhere on any internet-connected device. Learn more about these changes and next steps.
 
Mark Your Calendars for GradFair, March 24-25: Browse all the things necessary to look the part for the commencement ceremony in December or May and prepare to connect with the 109,000 living alumni worldwide. Most importantly, pick up your regalia orders onsite, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 24-25, in the ISUB, Summit Conference Center. Learn more.
 
Show Your Advisor and Mentor Appreciation: Spring 2020 classes are well underway, and registration for fall is right around the corner. Take the time to let your advisor and mentors on campus know how much their guidance has meant to you by completing an online survey and a card with your comments will be delivered to your advisor.
 
Writing Center Support Around Campus — “Write Where You Need It:” Writing Center tutors are popping up at new locations around campus. In addition to offering consultations in the Writing Center and library, tutors are available for drop-in tutoring in the thinkTANK in the Janssen Engineering Building, in the Wallace Basement Student Support Program and at pop-up locations in the ISUB. Visit the Writing Center website and online calendar for details, or email writingcenter@uidaho.edu for more information.
 
Call for Applications for CDIL Fellowship Programs; Deadline to Apply is March 27: Applications for the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) 2020 Graduate and Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship programs are open and due by Friday, March 27. With the support of the College of Graduate Studies and the Office of Undergraduate Research, CDIL is offering summer fellowships for graduate and undergraduate students from any college. Fellows will work part time for 10 weeks on the development of CDIL-related digital scholarship projects, including both projects related to CDIL-connected faculty or of the student’s own creation. Undergraduates will earn $13 per hour and graduate students will earn $16 per hour. Learn more.
 
Winter Sand and Gravel Cleanup Begins: Spring Break is a busy time as facilities begins clearing sand and gravel from streets, walkways and parking lots. Parking and Transportation Services will post additional information on parking restrictions during this time to facilitate cleanup. Depending on the amount of gravel used, this process can continue until and after commencement in May. Cleanup activities may throw gravel, requiring extra caution from everyone. Watch for the street sweeper and maintain a safe distance until you are clear to pass. You will also see landscape staff using blowers and power brooms. Remember: These workers are using hearing protection and may not hear or see you approach. Give them a wide berth for your own safety. Read the I-Safety featured tip this week for more information.

Help Wanted

Looking for work? Check out Career ServicesFinancial Aid and Human Resources for on- and off-campus postings. For internship opportunities, resume and interview tips and other job opportunities during school and post-graduation, contact Career Services.

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Spring Midterm Exams: March 9
  • Midterm Grades Due: March 16
  • Spring Break: March 16
  • Late Eight-Week Classes Begin: March 23
  • Deadline to Add or Drop Late Eight-Week Classes: March 27
  • Fall Academic Advising Begins: March 30
  • Summer Registration Opens: March 30
  • Deadline to Withdraw or Change Semester Classes to Audit: April 3
  • Fall Registration Opens: April 20
  • Deadline to Withdraw from Late Eight-Week Classes: April 24

Have questions about upcoming deadlines? Contact the Registrar's Office.

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What's going on at the University of Idaho this week.
Feb. 24, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week is Feb. 24-28

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is this week, Feb. 24-28. It aims to improve understanding of eating disorders, their causes and treatments and to empower everyone to reduce risk factors and join prevention efforts. Learn more and view the schedule.  

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is Feb. 28-29

Student performers, jazz fans and world renown jazz artists will visit the Moscow campus as part of the 53rd Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Feb. 28-29. Learn more and get your tickets, which are 50% off from general admission prices for students.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training: Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, ISUB, Crest Room: Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope, get help and save a life.
  • UI Mind Drop-in Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Teaching and Learning Center, Room 223: A weekly community mindfulness practice with gentle, supportive guided practice. No experience is needed.
  • Vandalizing the Kitchen: 4–5 p.m. Wednesday, Student Recreation Center, Room 103: Learn the basics of cooking nutritious meals quickly and on a budget and sample three themed recipes.
  • Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Student Health Center, Room 120: This four-part class is geared toward helping participants increase their motivation to quit smoking, learn effective approaches for quitting and guide them in making a successful quit attempt.
  • Intuitive Eating Workshop: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Student Recreation Center, Room 103: Learn the basics of intuitive eating, including how to make food choices without guilt, honor hunger and enjoy the pleasure of eating.


Arts & Entertainment

  • LGBTQA Family Game Night: 6:30–8 p.m. Monday, ISUB, ASUI Vandal Lounge: Join for board games, food and fun.
  • Daniel Shineberg — Guest Music Therapy Masterclass: 1:30–2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall: Daniel Shineberg will present “The Mindful Musician: Adapted Therapeutic Techniques for Studio Teachers.” This event counts as MusX140 recital attendance "Faculty/Guest."
  • Jones, Saxophone and Sielert, Saxophone — Faculty Recital: 7:30–8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall: This event features Patrick Jones and Vanessa Sielert on saxophone. Tickets are available at the door and are $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens. This event counts as MusX140 recital attendance "Faculty/Guest."
  • Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Workshops: Thursday through Saturday
  • Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Student Performances: Friday through Saturday
  • Jazz Festival Evening Concert: 7:30–10 p.m. Friday, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center: This event features: U of I Jazz Choir I and Jazz Band I with Amy Shook and Pat Shook; competition winners; Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Rhythm Section All-Stars: Steve Kovalcheck on guitar, Erik Applegate on bass, Kate Skinner on piano and Brian Claxton on drums; and Vertical Voices: Julia Dollison, Jennifer Barnes, Kerry Marsh and Greg Jasperse.
  • Jazz Festival Evening Concert: 7:30–10 p.m. Saturday, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center: This event features Joshua Redman and the “Still Dreaming Quartet” featuring Dave King, Scott Colley and Ron Miles; competition winners; and the Lionel Hampton Big Band featuring Jason Marsalis.


Athletics & Recreation


Academics & Workshops

  • Fruit Production in Idaho: Principles and Practices: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Latah County Fairgrounds Classroom, 1021 Harold St.: Learn about fruit production including planting, irrigation, grafting, harvesting, pruning and thinning. Cost is $25 and a light lunch is included.
  • POP-IN Leadership Series: 1:30–2:30 p.m. Monday, ISUB, Department of Student Involvement, Room 302: This is a casual and fun new leadership series for students, staff and faculty of all learning levels. Topics vary each session from emotional intelligence, to inspiring others, to social justice leadership.
  • Boise Center GradFair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mountain time Tuesday, Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, 514 W. Jefferson, Boise: Shop all the things necessary to look the part for the commencement ceremony in May, meet Alumni Office staff, enjoy refreshments and receive a free gift.
  • Professional Development Initiative: How to Search for Jobs and Interpret Job Descriptions: 12:30–1:30 p.m. Tuesday, IRIC 321: Learn about active opportunities to engage with Career Services and job market exploration.
  • Chemistry Seminar Series: 12:30–1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Renfrew Hall, Room 111: Megan Kight, University of Idaho Department of Chemistry graduate student, will discuss “The Synthesis and Structural Geometry of the Elusive Allotrope, Cyclo[18]carbon.”
  • Write-Ins and Writing Workshops: 5–8 p.m. Tuesday, Library, Room 120: This workshop will discuss citation styles and formatting followed by dedicated writing time.
  • Dissertation Support Group: 12:30–1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Brink Hall, Paul J. Joyce Faculty and Staff Lounge: Ben Ridenhour will facilitate a weekly dissertation support group aimed at candidate-level doctoral students — though others are welcome to attend. The weekly meetings will involve goal setting, troubleshooting and peer and faculty support activities.
  • POP-IN Leadership Series: 2–3 p.m. Wednesday, ISUB, Department of Student Involvement, Room 302: This is a casual and fun new leadership series for students, staff and faculty of all learning levels. Topics vary each session from emotional intelligence, to inspiring others, to social justice leadership.
  • Academic Coaching Drop-In: 2:30–3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Wallace Residence Center, Basement, Student Success Program: Academic coaches will be present to work one-on-one with students to examine learning styles, habits of working and difficulties or barriers to success.
  • Writing Center Drop-In: 3:30–5 p.m. Wednesday, Wallace Residence Center, Basement, Student Success Program: Writing Center tutors will be available to provide tutoring.
  • Pollinators in Peril: 6–8 p.m. Wednesday, Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St.: A keynote presentation by the dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Pollinator short films and a panel discussion will follow.
  • ASUI Senate Meeting: 7–8 p.m. Wednesday, ISUB, Whitewater Room: A weekly meeting to discuss Associated Students University of Idaho (ASUI) legislation.
  • Introduction to R for Reproducible Science: Thursday through Friday, IRIC 352: This workshop is open to students and non-students who wish to learn practical data analysis skills.
  • Pollinator Summit: 1:30–6 p.m. Thursday, Latah County Fairgrounds and Events Center, Middle Room, 1021 Harold St.: Multiple experts will present a range of topics regarding pollinators and habitat, including history as well as strategies for creating new pollinator habitat on the Palouse.

All events are in Moscow and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted. See the complete calendar at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to our weekly events newsletter.

Climbing Center Free Rentals Friday

From noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the Climbing Center, show your VandalCard for free rentals. Located in the Student Recreation Center, the Climbing Center features a 55-foot pillar, 24-foot instructional wall, cave and bouldering wall totaling 6,000 square feet of climbing area.

Get Help from the Student Technology Center

Need a tech fix or help with issues such as software updates, slow running apps, email, network connectivity and others? Stop by the Student Technology Center in the ISUB for assistance. Bring your mobile device and get the help you need.

News and Updates

Jazz Combo Invites Audience on Stage Tomorrow: A faculty quintet from the Lionel Hampton School of Music will set the scene for the 2020 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival with a demonstration and performance 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 25, in the Haddock Performance Hall of the Music Building. The free presentation, “On Stage with a Jazz Combo,” is part of the Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium. The program is intended to prepare audiences for the 2020 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. See the festival schedule. The session will put the audience on stage to observe and listen to the improvisation process that is at the heart of jazz. Read more.
 
Beyond the Book Discussion is Tomorrow: Jenn Ladino will discuss how climate change is portrayed in the “Marrow Thieves” by Cherie Dimaline 5–6 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 25, in the ISUB Whitewater Room. Whether or not you've read the novel, come for an exploration of how climate change is depicted in fictional worlds. Pizza will be provided. This event is hosted by the Sustainability Center and the Confluence Lab.
 
Screen the Presidential Democratic Debate Tomorrow: Join the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action for a bipartisan viewing of the Presidential Democratic Debates 5­–8 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 25, in the Department of Student Involvement, ISUB Room 302.
 
Interfaith Climate Change Discussion is Wednesday: Join a discussion of how faith informs our response to climate change 4–5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the ISUB Clearwater Room. Refreshments will be provided. Email uisc-recycling@uidaho.edu with questions.
 
Black History Month Film Screening and Panel Discussion is Wednesday: A Black History Month film screening and panel discussion on “13th” will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Borah Theater. The film explores the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States. It is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime. The panel will consist of faculty from the Political Science Department, the Africana Studies Program and students from the Black Student Union. This film depicts graphic images that may be disturbing to some viewers. Contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 208-885-7716 for more information.
 
Apply or Nominate for the Student Achievement Awards by Saturday: The Student Achievement Awards is an annual event that recognizes individuals and groups who have made contributions to the University of Idaho campus and community life. Each spring, more than 50 undergraduate students are recognized. There are also categories for student organizations, staff and faculty. Each student category comes with a scholarship. Applications and nominations close Saturday, Feb. 29. The Student Achievement Awards will be held Friday, April 17. Browse categories and apply or make nominations online.
 
Register by March 2 for UIdaho Bound Student Activities Fair Participation: Clubs and organizations that would like to reserve a table for the UIdaho Bound Student Activities Fair in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center this spring should fill out the online form to reserve a table for Saturday, March 28, and/or Saturday, April 25. Forms should be submitted by Monday, March 2, to participate.
 
Provide Feedback by March 4 on Proposed Bus Route: SMART Transit has requested state funds to expand their free bus service by adding a third route which would provide service to/from White Avenue, the Grove, Palouse Prairie Charter School, Alturas business park, Palouse River Drive Trailer Park and North Central Public Health beginning this fall. The state is seeking public comment on all applications received statewide — SMART’s application begins on page 263. Provide feedback on SMART’s funding application by emailing the Idaho Public Transportation Office through Wednesday, March 4. Email parking@uidaho.edu for more details on the proposed route.
 
RSVP to Welcome New Members of Phi Beta Kappa April 6: The local Phi Beta Kappa chapter invites members to connect with peers and welcome the 2020 Phi Beta Kappa inductees at the University of Idaho on Monday, April 6. Email Chapter Officer Richard Seamon to RSVP.
 
Spring Crowdfunding Seeks Ambassadors: U&I Give is helping students raise money for projects they're passionate about. Help spread the message for one or more of 12 campaigns, including Women's Club Soccer, Women's Lacrosse, the Pre-Law Society and the Debate Club. Campaigns run until Tuesday, March 10.
 
Register for Free Grocery Tours: Register for a free grocery store tour led by U of I dietetic students. Learn shopping tips and strategies to help you stick to your budget and navigate a grocery store with ease. Learn more.
 
Commuter Safety for Jazz Fest: This week, U of I welcomes the 53rd Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival and thousands of visitors arriving by the busload. Keep safety in mind when driving through the increase in pedestrian and vehicle traffic by slowing down, staying alert, having patience and allowing extra travel time. There are special considerations to remember when driving around buses, too. Visit the I-Safety webpage for more information on pedestrian, driver and bus safety so everyone can enjoy the festival.

Help Wanted

Looking for work? Check out Career ServicesFinancial Aid and Human Resources for on- and off-campus postings. For internship opportunities, resume and interview tips and other job opportunities during school and post-graduation, contact Career Services.

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Spring Midterm Exams: March 9
  • Midterm Grades Due: March 16
  • Spring Recess: March 16
  • Late Eight-Week Classes Begin: March 23
  • Deadline to Add or Drop Late Eight-Week Classes: March 27
  • Fall Academic Advising Begins: March 30
  • Summer Registration Opens: March 30

Have questions about upcoming deadlines? Contact the Registrar's Office.

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What's going on at the University of Idaho this week.
Feb. 17, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Learn About Study Abroad in Bhutan Tomorrow

Learn about study abroad in Bhutan 5 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 18, in the International Programs Office. Learn about the partnership with Royal Thimphu College and hear from students. RSVP to abroad@uidaho.edu.

Build a Team for a Soccer Tournament on Friday 

Assemble your team for the Late Night at the Rec soccer tournament, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Student Recreation Center. Entry forms are due by Thursday, Feb. 20, at the information desk in the Rec Center. Learn more.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • Mental Health First Aid for Faculty/Staff: Part One: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Student Recreation Center, Room 103: Mental Health First Aid is a certification program to help students, faculty and staff understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
  • UI Mind Drop-in Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Teaching and Learning Center Room 223: A weekly community mindfulness practice with gentle, supportive guided practice. No experience is needed.
  • Mental Health First Aid for Faculty/Staff: Part Two: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Student Recreation Center, Room 103: Mental Health First Aid is a certification program to help students, faculty and staff understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
  • Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Student Health Center, Room 120: This four-part class is geared toward helping participants increase their motivation to quit smoking, learn effective approaches for quitting and guide them in making a successful quit attempt.
  • Queering Sex Ed/Queer Convos: 5–6 p.m. Friday, Memorial Gym, Women’s Center, Room 109: Ask questions and learn more about LGBTQA+ relationships and health.


Arts & Entertainment

  • Glass Etching: 3–4 p.m. Thursday, Library, MILL: This workshop will teach participants the process of glass etching with Armour Etch, a cream that makes customizing projects easy.
  • Comedy Night with Stephen Agyei: 8–9 p.m. Thursday, Bruce M. Pitman Center, International Ballroom: Stephen Agyei has a style described as "calculated fearlessness.”
  • Jazz Bands and Jazz Choirs: 6:30–8:30 p.m. Friday, Administration Building, Auditorium: This event includes performances by Jazz Bands I-III, Jazz Choir I and the Chamber Jazz Choir. Tickets are available at the door and are $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens. This event counts as MusX140 recital attendance "All Concerts." This concert will be live streamed on the LHSOM Facebook page.
  • SAI Women Composers Concert: 4–5 p.m. Saturday, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall: Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) Women's Music Fraternity presents an evening of music composed by women. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit SAI Philanthropies. This event counts as MusX140 recital attendance "Faculty/Guest." This concert will be live streamed on the LHSOM Facebook page.
  • Schubertiade — Faculty Recital: 4–5 p.m. Sunday, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall: This event features: Giselle Hillyer, violin; Amanda Wilton, viola; Miranda Wilson, cello; Josh Skinner, bass; Pamela Bathurst, soprano; and Roger McVey, piano. Tickets are available at the door and are $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens. This event counts as MusX140 recital attendance "Faculty/Guest."


Athletics & Recreation


Academics & Workshops

  • “27 Miles East of Headquarters, Idaho:” Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30–1:30 p.m. Tuesday, ISUB, Whitewater Room: Ruby Fulton and Javier Rodriguez, assistant professors at the Lionel Hampton School of Music, will describe their collaborative process in creating “27 Miles East of Headquarters, Idaho,” a new piece of music for bassoon and electronics, composed by Fulton and written to be played by bassoonist Rodriguez.
  • Research in Idaho — Three Minute Thesis | 2020 Statewide Graduate Student Competition: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mountain time Wednesday, JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise: In the Three Minute Thesis competition, 12 graduate students from University of Idaho, Boise State University and Idaho State University will each present their research to a non-specialized audience in three minutes or less.
  • Dissertation Support Group: 12:30–1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Brink Hall, Paul J. Joyce Faculty and Staff Lounge: Ben Ridenhour will facilitate a weekly dissertation support group aimed at candidate-level doctoral students — though others are welcome to attend. The weekly meetings will involve goal setting, troubleshooting and peer and faculty support activities.
  • Academic Coaching Drop-In: 2:30–3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Wallace Residence Center, Student Success Program: Academic coaches will be present to work one-on-one with students to examine learning styles, habits of working and difficulties or barriers to success.
  • Writing Center Drop-In: 3:30–5 p.m. Wednesday, Wallace Residence Center, Student Success Program: Writing Center tutors will be available to provide tutoring.
  • ASUI Senate Meeting: 7–8 p.m. Wednesday, ISUB, Whitewater Room: A weekly meeting to discuss Associated Students University of Idaho (ASUI) legislation.
  • Davis Student Investment Group Recruitment Information Session: 5–6 p.m. Thursday, J.A. Albertson Building, Room 311: Hear a presentation of the group’s portfolio followed by a question-and-answer session with current members. Free pizza and snacks will be provided.
  • How to Be a Better Student: 7–8 p.m. Thursday, Wallace Residence Center, Wallace Basement, Room C26: Learn how to effectively apply study strategies to courses.
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life Advisor Meetings: Friday through Saturday, Bruce M. Pitman Center
  • GradFair Coeur d'Alene Center: Noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Community Room, 1031 N. Academic Way, Coeur d’Alene: Meet members of the Office of Alumni Relations, order regalia and receive a free gift.
  • Markdown and Pandoc for Academic Writing: 12:30–1:30 p.m. Friday, Library, Room 120: This workshop will introduce Markdown and Pandoc for academic writing and discuss how they can integrate into Word or LaTeX writing workflows.

All events are in Moscow and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted. See the complete calendar at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to our weekly events newsletter.

Go Rock Climbing Saturday at Hells Gate State Park

Join the Outdoor Program on an outdoor rock-climbing trip to Hells Gate State Park Saturday, Feb. 22. This trip is for all abilities. Cost is $40 for students and $60 for all others. Register at the Outdoor Program Office or by calling 208-885-6810.

New Board Games are Available at the Library

The library has added 15 new board games to their collection, located on the first floor next to the magazines. Find information about the new games on the library’s Board Game Collection guide or contact Perri Moreno for more information.

News and Updates

Green Dot Bystander Training Registration Deadline is Today: Registration for Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training is 5 p.m. today, Feb. 17. During this training, participants learn skills to assess and safely intervene in potentially risky situations. The training will take place Saturday, Feb. 22, in J.A. Albertson Building, Room 101.
 
Tasteful Tuesdays — Edible Cookie Dough — is Tomorrow: Watch a live food demo, taste samples and take home an edible cookie dough recipe during Tasteful Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 18, in the ASUI Vandal Student Lounge.
 
Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive is Wednesday: It's time to stand up to blood cancer. Register to donate bone marrow 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the ISUB Lobby.
 
Pop-In Leadership Series Begins Wednesday: Pop-in to the Department of Student Involvement for a casual and fun new leadership series 1:30–2:30 p.m. on Mondays, and 2–3 p.m. on Wednesdays, in the ISUB, Room 302. This series is suitable for students, faculty and staff of all learning levels. Topics vary each session and include emotional intelligence, inspiring others and justice work in leadership. Visit Engage or the Corq app for specific session information. Sessions begin 2–3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, with “How to Win an Argument,” and end Monday, March 30. Email getinvolved@uidaho.edu with questions.
 
Screen the Democratic Debate Wednesday: Join the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action for a bi-partisan viewing of the Presidential Democratic Debates, 6–8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Department of Student Involvement, ISUB, Room 302.
 
Comedy Night with Stephen Agyei is Thursday: See Stephen Agyei 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center, International Ballroom. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Agyei has a style described as “calculated fearlessness.” See for yourself and laugh until you cry. Learn more.
 
Perfect Your Presentation Skills at the Next IRIC Lunch and Learn Thursday: At the next IRIC Lunch and Learn, noon Thursday, Feb. 20, in the IRIC Atrium, U of I Science and Content Writer Leigh Cooper will help students, faculty and staff create and deliver presentations that will significantly boost audience members’ interest and engagement. Learn more.
 
Vandal Ski Day at Lookout Pass is Friday and Saturday: Join alumni and friends for the second annual North Idaho Ski Weekend at Lookout Pass Friday, Feb. 21, and Saturday, Feb. 22. The weekend will be filled with fun as Vandals take over Lookout Mountain and historic Wallace. Contact Marie Duncan for more information. Learn more and register.
 
Catch a Ride on the Mountain Express Saturday: Catch a ride on the Mountain Express to Lookout Pass Saturday, Feb. 22. The cost is $65 for students or $15 for transportation only with a season pass. Sign up at the Outdoor Program Office or by calling 208-885-6810.
 
Registration Open for University of Idaho Swim Center Group Lessons: Registration is open for spring University of Idaho Swim Center group lessons. Session three lessons will take place Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 24 through March 11, at the University of Idaho Swim Center. Registration is also open for session four classes, taking place Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 25 through March 12. Cost to participate is $45. Learn more and register online.
 
Register by March 2 for UIdaho Bound Student Activities Fair Participation: Clubs and organizations that would like to reserve a table for the UIdaho Bound Student Activities Fair in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center this spring should fill out the form online to reserve a table for Saturday, March 28, and/or Saturday, April 25. Forms should be submitted by Monday, March 2, to participate.
 
Provide Feedback by March 4 on Proposed Bus Route: SMART Transit has requested state funds to expand their free bus service by adding a third route. You can provide feedback by emailing the Idaho Public Transportation Office through Wednesday, March 4. Email parking@uidaho.edu for more details on the proposed route.
 
Spring Crowdfunding Seeks Ambassadors: U&I Give is launching 12 new crowdfunding campaigns tomorrow, Feb. 18. Help spread the word about campaigns such as the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Humanitarian Engineering Corps and the University Honors Program. Campaigns will last until Tuesday, March 10.
 
Slots Are Still Available for Spring ASB Trips: There are still openings for spring Alternative Service Break (ASB) trips. Total trip cost is $150, and scholarships are available. Sign-up sheets are available in the ISUB, Room 301. Confirm your spot with a $50 deposit. Email volunteer@uidaho.edu with questions or visit with staff in the ISUB, Room 302. Trips this year are: 1) Cultivating Empathy and Embracing Diversity through Refugee Resettlement, and 2) Breaking the Cycle: Enhancing Education in Incarceration.
 
Supporting Students in Recovery from Addiction: Vandal Health Education is working toward providing support and building a community for students in recovery from addiction. If you are a student in recovery looking for additional support, and/or would like to be connected with other students socially as a recovery peer volunteer or as a mentee, contact aod@uidaho.edu.
 
Register for Free Grocery Tours: Register for a free grocery store tour led by U of I dietetic students. Learn shopping tips and strategies to help you stick to your budget and navigate a grocery store with ease. Learn more.
 
Help Prevent the Flu: I-Safety has joined with Vandal Health Education for a reminder of ways to help prevent the flu. Think: wash, cover, stay and seek — wash hands frequently, cover coughs and sneezes, stay home and seek medical attention when necessary. It’s also not too late to get a flu vaccine. More details on prevention are available on the I-Safety web page and Vandal Health Education web page.

Help Wanted

Looking for work? Check out Career ServicesFinancial Aid and Human Resources for on- and off-campus postings. For internship opportunities, resume and interview tips and other job opportunities during school and post-graduation, contact Career Services.

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Presidents’ Day, University Holiday: Feb. 17
  • Early Warning Grades Due: Feb. 18
  • Deadline to Withdraw from Early Eight-Week Classes: Feb. 21
  • Spring Midterm Exams: March 9
  • Midterm Grades Due: March 16
  • Spring Recess: March 16
  • Late Eight-Week Classes Begin: March 23
  • Deadline to Add or Drop Late Eight-Week Classes: March 27
  • Fall Academic Advising Begins: March 30
  • Summer Registration Opens: March 30

Have questions about upcoming deadlines? Contact the Registrar's Office.

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What's going on at the University of Idaho this week.
Feb. 10, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Pickling the Palouse is Wednesday

Join the Sustainability Center 5–6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Student Recreation Center Classroom 103, to make pickles and learn about local sustainable food systems. Learn more and register.

Celebrate Palentine's Day Thursday

Pals celebrating pals! Grab a waffle, make Palentine's cards and celebrate friendship with Vandal Entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the ASUI Vandal Student Lounge.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • Therapy Dogs: 1–3:30 p.m. Monday, ISUB, ASUI Vandal Lounge: Relax, unwind and de-stress with therapy dogs from Palouse Paws. Drop in any time during the session.
  • UI Mind Drop-In Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Teaching and Learning Center, Room 223: A weekly community mindfulness practice with gentle, supportive guided practice. No experience is needed.
  • Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Student Health Center, Room 120: This four-part class is geared toward helping participants increase their motivation to quit smoking, learn effective approaches for quitting and guide them in making a successful quit attempt.
  • Healthy Relationships: Desires and Deal Breakers: 7–9 p.m. Thursday, Wallace Residence Center, Wallace Basement, Room C26: Learn about aspects of healthy relationships, reflect on what types of relationships you are interested in, consider qualities of partners that are important to you, reflect on relationship red flags and learn how to support a friend.


Arts & Entertainment

  • Valentine's Creations: 3–5 p.m. Tuesday, Library, MILL: Stop by the MILL to create custom Valentine's Day cards. Supplies will be provided.
  • James Reid, Guitar — Faculty Recital: 7:30–8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall: Tickets are available at the door and are $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens. This event counts as MusX140 recital attendance "Faculty/Guest."
  • “Deep Calls” — World Premiere: 7:30–9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 2–4 p.m. Saturday, The Forge Theater: "Deep Calls" is the world premiere production of a young woman working to exit and heal from a life in prostitution. It is written by Kendra Phillips and directed by KT Turner, both MFA candidates. This performance is not suitable for children. This event is free for U of I students. Tickets are $6-$17 for the public.
  • School of Music Students and Ensembles — Convocation: 2:30–3:30 p.m. Thursday, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall: This event features select Lionel Hampton School of Music students and ensembles and counts as MusX140 recital attendance "Convocation." This convocation will be live streamed on the LHSOM Facebook page.
  • Valentine's Day at the MILL: Noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Library, MILL: Use the silhouette cameo to create intricate paper crafts and Valentine's Day cards, use the 3D pen to bring ideas to the next dimension or design a heartfelt vinyl decal. Supplies will be provided; no experience is necessary.
  • Taste of Nepal 2020: 5–7 p.m. Sunday, Bruce M. Pitman Center, International Ballroom: Taste of Nepal is an annual cultural event organized by the Nepali Students’ Association of the University of Idaho in collaboration with students from Washington State University.


Athletics & Recreation


Academics & Workshops

  • Kappa Delta Informational Session: 9 a.m. to noon Monday, ISUB, Lobby: Learn about Kappa Delta and the events the sorority is hosting this month.
  • “Dancing with the Stars’” Draper Joe Vecciarelli: 9:30–10:30 a.m. Monday, Niccolls Building, Room 202: The Apparel, Textiles and Clothing Club will host guest speaker Joe Vecciarelli, who has worked on the set of “Dancing with the Stars,” “Fashion Star” and the “X-Factor” as a draper and designer. He will discuss working in the TV industry and the new technologies of body scanning and customized dress forms.
  • Place-Based Education in the Galápagos Islands: Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30–1:30 p.m. Tuesday, ISUB, Whitewater Room: Christine Parent, Department of Biological Sciences, will describe multiple years of evolutionary research conducted in the Galápagos Islands to develop place-based education tools for local teachers to better integrate Galápagos scientific work into their classrooms.
  • Chemistry Seminar Series: What Do 5f Metal-Ligand Interactions Teach Us About Bonding?: 12:30–1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Renfrew Hall, Room 111: James Boncella will present his team's work on uranium mono- and bis-imido complexes in various oxidation states and what they have learned about the role of covalency in stabilizing the U-Ligand interactions.
  • Dissertation Support Group: 12:30–1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Brink Hall, Paul J. Joyce Faculty and Staff Lounge: Ben Ridenhour will facilitate a weekly dissertation support group aimed at candidate-level doctoral students — though others are welcome to attend. The weekly meetings will involve goal setting, troubleshooting and peer and faculty support activities.
  • Academic Coaching Drop-In: 2:30–3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Wallace Residence Center, Student Success Program: Academic coaches will be present to work one-on-one with students to examine learning styles, habits of working and difficulties or barriers to success.
  • Writing Center Drop-In: 3:30–5 p.m. Wednesday, Wallace Residence Center, Student Success Program: Writing Center tutors will be available to provide tutoring.
  • ASUI Senate Meeting: 7–8 p.m. Wednesday, ISUB, Whitewater Room: A weekly meeting to discuss Associated Students University of Idaho (ASUI) legislation.
  • On Friendship: 7–8 p.m. Thursday, ISUB, Clearwater-Whitewater Room: Aaron Ventura will preach on the value of friendship.

All events are in Moscow and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted. See the complete calendar at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to our weekly events newsletter.

The Get Involved Fair is Wednesday 

Involvement and service opportunities are yours to explore at the Get Involved Fair, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, on the ground floor of the ISUB and in the Clearwater and Whitewater Rooms. Get free popcorn, win prizes and visit with 75 student organizations and community partners

Classic Kung Fu at the Kenworthy Wednesday

See classic kung fu 7–9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St. “Come Drink with Me” is the first of four classic kung fu films by Hong Kong's Shaw Brothers Studio that will be showing this spring. Contact jeffkm@uidaho.edu for more information.

News and Updates

Student Achievement Award Applications Open Today: The Student Achievement Awards is an annual event that recognizes individuals and groups who have made contributions to the University of Idaho campus and community life. Each spring, more than 50 undergraduate students are recognized. There are also categories for student organizations, staff and faculty. Each student category comes with a scholarship. Applications and nominations opened today, Feb. 10, and close Saturday, Feb. 29. The Student Achievement Awards will be held Friday, April 17. Browse categories and apply or make nominations online.
 
Africana Studies Faculty Book Talk is Tomorrow: Matthew Fox-Amato, Department of History, will read from and discuss his new book “Exposing Slavery” at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 11, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. “Exposing Slavery” details the way photography was used to empower enslaved people and envision a new racial structure in society. Fox-Amato is a cultural historian of the United States and a historian of visual and material culture. Listen to Fox-Amato on the Vandal Theory Podcast.
 
Open Casting Call for Actors Needed in Student Short Films is Tomorrow: Students in Film and Television Studies are working on a capstone project in which they are producing their own short film, and they are looking for actors and a production crew. An open casting/crew call will be held 5:30–7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 11, in the Radio TV building, 901 Campus Dr. The student films will debut Friday, May 1, at the KINO Short Film Festival held at the Kenworthy Theater in downtown Moscow. Contact Kyle Howerton for a list of potential roles or for more information about the casting call or the film festival.
 
TV Trivia is Thursday: Teams of one to four will be tested on their knowledge of "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation,” 8–9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the ASUI Vandal Student Lounge. Win prizes. Learn more.
 
Professional Development Initiative Schedule: This semester’s Professional Development Initiative is focused on active opportunities to engage with Career Services and job market exploration. The semester begins with a Career Services open house for grad students and postdocs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in the ISUB Career Services Office. Meet your liaison and bring your job documents to work on. From 12:30­–1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in IRIC 321, learn how to search for jobs and interpret job descriptions. The third event for the semester, taking place 12:30–1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in IRIC 321, will involve interview preparation with speed dating and partner work. The Feb. 25 and March 31 sessions are available via Zoom.
 
Take a Hike — and Be a Taylor Wilderness Research Center Summer Intern: Applications are being accepted for summer internships at the Taylor Wilderness Research Center in Valley County in Central Idaho. Interns conduct fieldwork, participate in workshops, backpack, work around the station, read literature, prepare final project write-ups and create video documentaries of their experience. Projects include bird, bat, beaver and ecological surveys, bluebunch wheatgrass monitoring and riparian vegetable sampling. Interns will live and work at the station for 10 weeks from May 25 to Aug. 3 and earn $3,000. The internship pays the required summer internship credit. Lodging at the station and one round-trip plane ticket from Cascade to Taylor Ranch are also provided. Interns supply their own food. Submit a resume, email addresses for two references and a cover letter describing your interest and skills and experience in outdoor settings to tayranch@uidaho.edu. Learn more.
 
VandalStar Grade Alerts: Instructors across campus are being asked to review students’ academic performance in their courses. You may see a grade alert email notification and system “flag” raised in VandalStar if you are receiving a D, F and/or have attendance issues. You may also see kudos in courses in which you are doing well. The purpose of this is to give you early information about how you are performing in your classes so that you can make your best decisions during the semester. If you receive a flag, take action by contacting your instructor and advisor and seeking out academic support services on campus such as drop-in tutoring and academic coaching for assistance. VandalStar offers online scheduling and a one-stop place to access more than 45 campus services and programs.
 
Recruiting Pregnant Women Planning to Breastfeed: Shelley McGuire and colleagues from the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences are recruiting soon-to-be-breastfeeding moms in the Moscow/Pullman and Lewiston/Clarkston areas to participate in an investigation on whether variation in milk composition is related to risk of developing mastitis — a painful condition experienced by nearly one-third of breastfeeding women. Participants need to be planning to breastfeed for the first six weeks after delivery, during which time milk samples and other health data will be collected weekly. Study participants will receive a $100 gift card for their efforts related to the study. Contact Christina Pace at 208-301-3740 for more information.
 
Preventing Water and Snow Damage: Water and snow damage can be costly to the university, and any signs of potential problem areas should be reported immediately. It is important to know what to report and how to do so. At a minimum, Facilities should be contacted at 208-885-6246. If the incident occurs outside of regular working hours, contact Campus Security at 208-885-7054. Remember, a water leak is an emergency; do not rely on voicemail or email. More information on what to watch for and report is available in the featured tip of the week on the I-Safety webpage.

Help Wanted

Looking for work? Check out Career ServicesFinancial Aid and Human Resources for on- and off-campus postings. For internship opportunities, resume and interview tips and other job opportunities during school and post-graduation, contact Career Services.

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Presidents’ Day, University Holiday: Feb. 17
  • Early Warning Grades Due: Feb. 18
  • Deadline to Withdraw from Early Eight-Week Classes: Feb. 21
  • Spring Midterm Exams: March 9
  • Midterm Grades Due: March 16
  • Spring Recess: March 16
  • Late Eight-Week Classes Begin: March 23
  • Deadline to Add or Drop Late Eight-Week Classes: March 27
  • Fall Academic Advising Begins: March 30
  • Summer Registration Opens: March 30

Have questions about upcoming deadlines? Contact the Registrar's Office.

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What's going on at the University of Idaho this week.
Feb. 3, 2020

Register for Free Grocery Tours

Register for a free grocery store tour led by U of I dietetic students. Learn shopping tips and strategies to help you stick to your budget and navigate a grocery store with ease. Learn more.

Discuss Safety and Sexual Responsibility

Vandal Health Education and other partners present Safe is Sexy, a time for all U of I students to learn, communicate and reflect on what it means to be safe and sexually responsible. Learn more.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • UI Mind Drop-In Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Teaching and Learning Center Room 223: A weekly community mindfulness practice with gentle, supportive guided practice. No experience is needed.
  • Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Student Health Center Room 120: This four-part class is geared toward helping participants increase their motivation to quit smoking, learn effective approaches for quitting and guide them in making a successful quit attempt.


Arts & Entertainment

  • Icarus Quartet — Reading of New Student Works: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall: This event features Larry Weng, piano; Yevgeny Yontov, piano; Matt Keown, percussion; and Jeff Stern, percussion. This event counts as MusX140 recital attendance "Faculty/Guest."
  • Icarus Quartet — Guest Percussion Masterclass: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Lionel Hampton School of Music Room 216: This event features Matt Keown and Jeff Stern on percussion. This event counts as MusX140 recital attendance "Faculty/Guest."
  • Icarus Quartet — Guest Piano Masterclass: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall: This event features Larry Weng and Yevgeny Yontov on piano. This event counts as MusX140 recital attendance "Faculty/Guest."
  • Icarus Quartet — Guest Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall: This event features Larry Weng, piano; Yevgeny Yontov, piano; Matt Keown, percussion; and Jeff Stern, percussion. Tickets are available at the door and are $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens. This event counts as MusX140 recital attendance "Faculty/Guest."
  • “Deep Calls” — World Premiere: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, The Forge Theater: "Deep Calls" is the world premiere production of a young woman working to exit and heal from a life in prostitution. It is written by Kendra Phillips, MFA candidate, and directed by KT Turner, MFA candidate. This performance is not suitable for children. This event is free for U of I students, and tickets are $6-17 for the public.
  • World Music Celebration: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Administration Building, Auditorium: This event features Bijay Shrestha, sitar; Jazz Band I; and Jazz Choir I. Tickets are available at the door and are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. This event counts as MusX140 recital attendance "Faculty/Guest."
  • “Deep Calls” — World Premiere: 2-4 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2-4 p.m. Sunday, The Forge Theater: "Deep Calls" is the world premiere production of a young woman working to exit and heal from a life in prostitution. It is written by Kendra Phillips, MFA candidate, and directed by KT Turner, MFA candidate. This performance is not suitable for children. This event is free for U of I students, and tickets are $6-17 for the public.
  • WMC: Bijay Shrestha, Sitar — Guest Masterclass: 4:15-5:15 p.m. Saturday, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall: This event counts as MusX140 recital attendance "Faculty/Guest."
  • Prichard Art Gallery Benefit Auction: 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Prichard Gallery: More that 60 works by regional and national artists will be available.


Athletics & Recreation

 

Academics & Workshops

  • Career Fair Prep Days (Day Two): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, ISUB, Vandal Success Center: Get your resume reviewed and learn how you can prepare for meeting with employers.
  • Career Fair Prep Days (Day Three): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, ISUB, Vandal Success Center: Get your resume reviewed and learn how you can prepare for meeting with employers.
  • Inside: Insight Pest Solutions (Tabling): 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, ISUB Lobby: Stop by to ask questions about the company including employment opportunities.
  • Addressing Idaho's Environmental Issues Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, ISUB, Whitewater Room: Jennifer Ladino and Erin James, English, and Teresa Cavazos Cohn, McCall Outdoor Science School, will describe the interdisciplinary Confluence Lab, which brings together scholars in the humanities, social sciences and sciences to engage environmental issues in Idaho.
  • 3D Printing: Tools and Technology: 3-4 p.m. Tuesday Library, MILL: Participants will learn about 3D printers, printer pens and the material options for 3D printing. This workshop will also cover the MILL’s printer reservation system and available resources.
  • New Room Reservation Opens: Wednesday
  • Dissertation Support Group: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Brink Hall, Paul J. Joyce Faculty and Staff Lounge: Faculty member Ben Ridenhour will facilitate a weekly dissertation support group aimed at candidate-level doctoral students — though others are welcome to attend, including those working on a thesis. The weekly meetings will involve goal setting, troubleshooting and peer and faculty support activities.
  • U of I Career Fair – Spring: 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center: Employers will be available to meet with students and alumni for permanent and seasonal jobs, internships and graduate school opportunities.
  • Academic Coaching Drop-In: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Wallace Residence Center, Student Success Program: Academic coaches will be present to work one-on-one with students to examine learning styles, habits of working and difficulties or barriers to success.
  • Writing Center Drop-In: 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Wallace Residence Center, Student Success Program: Working on a writing assignment or need help with writing? The Writing Center tutors will be available to help.
  • Inside: Chief Architect: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Teaching and Learning Center Room 046: Join for pizza and soda and learn about a small, dynamic software company with career and internship opportunities in computer science, marketing, communication and tech support. All majors are welcome.
  • Inside: Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR): 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Teaching and Learning Center Room 045: After the Career Fair, learn more about working at NAVAIR as well as hiring tips.
  • Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Human Health: Perspectives on the New 5G Cellular Technology: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Menard Law Building: Martin Pall, professor emeritus of biochemistry and basic medical sciences, Washington State University, will speak on the non-thermal effects of electromagnetic fields on biological and neurological health and the implications for upcoming 5G cellular technology.
  • Spring ASB Sign Up Day: 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, ISUB, ASUI Vandal Lounge: Sign up to volunteer on one of two trips over Spring Break. This year's trips are: 1) Cultivating Empathy and Embracing Diversity through Refugee Resettlement, and 2) Breaking the Cycle: Enhancing Education in Incarceration.
  • University of Idaho 3MT: 1-3:30 p.m. Friday, Bruce M. Pitman Center, Vandal Ballroom: This event challenges graduate students to share their thesis or dissertation in only three minutes or less.

All events are in Moscow unless otherwise noted. See the complete calendar at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to our weekly events newsletter.

Parent and Family Event Submission Form Now Live

Hosting an event during Parent and Family Weekend? The Student Alumni Relations Board is currently accepting submissions for inclusion on the Parent and Family webpage.

Cereal and Board Games Returns Wednesday

Play games, eat cereal and meet your ASUI and Residence Hall Association representatives 8:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Hub Dining Center.

News and Updates

Career Fair Prep Days Continue This Week: Career Services invites students from all majors and class years to Career Fair Prep Days, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 3-4, in the Vandal Success Center in the ISUB. Get your resume reviewed and learn how you can prepare for meeting with employers. No appointment is needed. Complimentary coffee and snacks will also be served. Career Fair Prep Days is part of a Vandal Career Development Series sponsored by Parker.

Refresh Your Closet with the Clothing Swap This Week: Clean out your closet by dropping off lightly used clothing in donation bins around campus this week, and then join The Sustainability Center 12:30-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the ISUB Clearwater Room to refresh your wardrobe. Clothing drop-off will take place Monday, Feb. 3, through Wednesday, Feb. 5. Drop-off locations include Wallace Basement, Tower Lobby, the LLC Help Desk, the Bruce M. Pitman Center Lobby and the ISUB near Einstein's. Clothing donations can also be dropped off at the clothing swap on Feb. 6. All excess donations will be delivered to a charity organization after the clothing swap

Register by Today to Compete in the 3MT: Register by today, Feb. 3, to participate in the U of I Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT), taking place 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The competition is open to masters and doctoral students on and off the Moscow campus — some exclusions apply, see website for details. Competitors will use only three minutes to describe their entire thesis or dissertation, and those who excel will receive monetary awards. Winners of the University of Idaho 3MT competition will also be invited to share their presentation at the Statewide 3MT in Boise on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Learn more and apply. Email Mikyla Wood for more information.

Andrew McKenzie to Discuss “The Cost of Forward Contraction in the CIF NOLA Export Bid Market” Today: Andrew McKenzie of the University of Arkansas will discuss “The Cost of Forward Contraction in the CIF NOLA Export Bid Market” 2-3 p.m. today, Feb. 3, in the Agricultural Science Building, Room 62. McKenzie’s talk is part of the CALS Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Seminar Series.

Library Workshops Begin Tomorrow: The library's spring workshop series kicks off this week, featuring “Communicating Your Research Using ArcGIS StoryMaps,” 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 4. Future sessions in the series will cover topics including scholarly metrics and 3D printing. See the workshop schedule.

Pastor Doug Wilson to Discuss “The Lost Virtue of Sexism” Tomorrow: Pastor Doug Wilson will discuss "The Lost Virtue of Sexism," 7 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 4, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. In this lecture, Wilson will discuss what God's word has to say about gender, sexuality and the lost morality of our age. The talk will be followed by a Q&A period. Wilson is the author of more than 100 books and has been a pastor for 40 years. He is also the founder of a K-12 school, a liberal arts college, a denomination and an international classical education organization. Attendance to tomorrow’s event is free but limited to 500 people. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For security purposes, a Clear Bag Policy will be enforced. See the Clear Bag Policy guidelines.

Axe Throwing with IFC Fraternities is Tomorrow: Join members from U of I’s IFC Fraternities for a fun evening of axe throwing — provided by Section 37 Axe Throwing — 7 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 4, outside the ISUB. Registration is required.

Sex in the Dark is Wednesday: Sex in the Dark is back and just in time for Safe is Sexy week. Vandal Health Education invites students to an open forum on sexual health, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Wallace Basement, Classroom C26. The lights will be dimmed, and glow sticks will be provided to create a relaxing environment for students to ask anonymous questions to a panel of "Sexperts." Email brockm@uidaho.edu with questions.

Spring ASB Sign-Up Day is Thursday: Sign up to volunteer on one of two Alternative Service Break (ASB) trips over Spring Break 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 6, in the ASUI Vandal Student Lounge. This year's trips are: 1) Cultivating Empathy and Embracing Diversity through Refugee Resettlement, and 2) Breaking the Cycle: Enhancing Education in Incarceration. A $50 deposit is required at the time of registration. Learn more.

Idaho’s Innovative Research Discussed at IRIC Lunch and Learn Thursday: At this week’s IRIC Lunch and Learn, noon Thursday, Feb. 6, in the IRIC Atrium, Idaho EPSCoR Director Andrew Kliskey will provide a broad overview of the program nationally and within Idaho. He will also discuss the various EPSCoR initiatives and their roles in making our faculty and student research more competitive. Read more.

Doubles Racquetball Entry Forms Due Thursday: Doubles racquetball entry forms are due at the Student Recreation Center Information Desk by 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6.

Screen the Democratic Debate Friday: Join the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action for a bi-partisan screening of the Presidential Democratic Debate 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Department of Student Involvement, ISUB Room 302. Email volunteer@uidaho.edu with questions.

Tribal Nations Night Saturday: The Native American Student Center and the Office of Tribal Relations are sponsoring the annual Tribal Nations Night with a halftime show you won't want to miss. Pow wow-style dancers and traditional honor song will take place during the halftime show during the U of I men's basketball game against the Montana Grizzlies Saturday, Feb. 8.

Mark Your Calendars: “Dancing with the Stars’” Draper Joe Vecciarelli to Speak Feb. 10: The Apparel, Textiles and Clothing Club will host guest speaker Joe Vecciarelli 9:30-10:20 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in the Niccolls Building, Room 202. Vecciarelli has worked on the set of “Dancing with the Stars,” “Fashion Star” and the “X-Factor” as a draper and designer. He has 40 years of experience in the apparel/costume industry and also runs a sewing machine/dress form business in Los Angeles, California. On Feb. 10, he will discuss working in the TV industry and the new technologies on body scanning and customized dress forms.

Supporting Students in Recovery from Addiction: Vandal Health Education is working toward providing support and building a community for students in recovery from addiction. If you are a student in recovery looking for additional support, and/or would like to be connected with other students socially as a recovery peer volunteer or as a mentee, contact aod@uidaho.edu.

Food Security Coalition is Looking for New Members: The campus Food Security Coalition works toward establishing U of I as a food secure campus and is looking for interested students, faculty and staff to join. The coalition's goal is to eliminate food insecurity by increasing awareness, enhancing current campus resources and emergency food assistance, increasing food access and providing resources. Contact co-chairs Madie Brown, assistant director for Health Promotion, and Amber Schneider, coordinator, Center for Volunteerism and Social Action, for more information.

U of I Infectious Disease Response Team is Monitoring Coronavirus: The U of I Infectious Disease Response Team is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak primarily in China and will alert the U of I community if needed. A link to the Centers for Disease Control’s updated website and the Infectious Disease Response Protocol is available online. If you have symptoms of fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing and have traveled to Wuhan, visited an affected region in China, or had close contact with someone who traveled and has symptoms, visit the Vandal Health Clinic. In the meantime, the community is encouraged to practice everyday preventive actions to reduce the spread of viruses and keep our campus healthy. Practices include washing hands often with soap and water, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, staying home when sick, covering coughs or sneezes with arms or tissue, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces. Additionally, it is still flu season, and not too late to stop by the Vandal Health Clinic to get a flu shot.

Microsoft Office, File Storage and Account Login Changes Coming: Beginning Jan. 27, all U of I-managed computers on the U of I network that have an older version of Office such as 2010, 2013 or 2016, will have the installation of Office apps on their computer upgraded to Office 365 Pro Plus. If your computer was not on the network on Jan. 27 to allow this upgrade, the Office 365 Pro Plus installation will begin the next time you connect the computer to the U of I network. This could cause an inconvenience if the installation starts when first connecting to the U of I network after Jan. 27. How to avoid any inconvenience: 1) Ensure the computer is on the network by 10 p.m. Feb. 4; 2) Get on the U of I network at least four hours before a class or presentation to allow the install to happen; or 3) Upgrade My Office Now. Learn more.

Have a Safety Concern? Report It!: See something that doesn’t seem safe? Let the Emergency Response Team know. Whether it is an unsafe working condition, a tripping hazard on a walkway or anything else that may put the Vandal community at risk, they want to know about it. Don’t know who to contact? The online Safety Concern form was created as a simple way to submit concerns and have them directed to the appropriate department/unit for assistance. The form is available on the I-Safety webpage.

Help Wanted

Looking for work? Check out Career ServicesFinancial Aid and Human Resources for on- and off-campus postings. For internship opportunities, resume and interview tips and other job opportunities during school and post-graduation, contact Career Services.

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Presidents’ Day, University Holiday: Feb. 17
  • Early Warning Grades Due: Feb. 18
  • Deadline to Withdraw from Early Eight-Week Classes: Feb. 21
  • Spring Midterm Exams: March 9
  • Midterm Grades Due: March 16
  • Spring Recess: March 16
  • Late Eight-Week Classes Begin: March 23
  • Deadline to Add or Drop Late Eight-Week Classes: March 27
  • Fall Academic Advising Begins: March 30
  • Summer Registration Opens: March 30

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What's going on at the University of Idaho this week.
Jan. 27, 2020

Backcountry Film Festival Wednesday

This film line-up is sure to inspire the local backcountry and general communities. See it 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. Cost is $10 per ticket. Learn more about the festival.

Get a Flu Shot at the Vandal Health Clinic

It's not too late to get the flu shot. Stop by the Vandal Health Clinic, 831 Ash St., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Services are provided by Gritman Moscow Family Medicine. Learn more about the Vandal Health Clinic.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, ISUB, Crest Room: Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope and get help and save a life.
  • Same Room Reservation: Wednesday through Friday: Non-first year resident? Mark your calendar for Jan. 29-31, to save your current room for 2020-21.
  • UI Mind Drop-In Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Teaching and Learning Center Room 223: A weekly community mindfulness practice with gentle, supportive guided practice. No experience is needed.
  • Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Student Health Center Room 120: This four-part class is geared toward helping participants increase their motivation to quit smoking, learn effective approaches for quitting and guide them in making a successful quit attempt.
  • Vandalizing the Kitchen: 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Student Recreation Center Room 103: An interactive, fun and free cooking demonstration for college students facilitated by dietetics students. Learn the basics of cooking nutritious meals quickly and on a budget and sample three themed recipes.
  • Food Summit 2020: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 1021 Harold St.: Listen to Ignite! presentations, participate in community round tables, enjoy local food tastings and help create a vision and actionable steps for growing the local food system. Cost is $25 for general admission and $15 for students.


Arts & Entertainment

  • LGBTQA Family Game Night: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, ISUB, ASUI Vandal Lounge: Join for board games, food and fun.
  • Cruise the World: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Bruce M. Pitman Center: Celebrate with the International Programs Office and taste food and drink from over 20 countries around the world (available for cash purchase). Enjoy cultural performances throughout the event including song, dance, martial arts and more.


Athletics & Recreation

 

Academics & Workshops

  • Pollinators in Peril: Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, ISUB, Whitewater Room: Michael Parrella, dean of the University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, will discuss threats to managed and wild pollinators.
  • Write-Ins and Writing Workshops: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Library Room 120: This session will include a workshop on grammar and common errors, followed by quiet writing time. Snacks and drinks are provided.
  • Beyond the Book: 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, ISUB, Whitewater Room: Join the Sustainability Center for the first part in a four-part discussion series on the book, “The Marrow Thieves,” by Cherie Dimaline. Explore themes of climate change and indigenous resilience through this futuristic novel with speaker Erin James.
  • How the Vote Was Won: Women's Suffrage in the U.S. West: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St.: Join Rebecca Mead, associate professor of history at Northern Michigan University, to learn about the sophisticated activism of western women and many factors that led to the vote being won in the West.
  • Dissertation Support Group: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Carol Ryrie Brink Hall, Paul J. Joyce Faculty and Staff Lounge: Ben Ridenhour will facilitate a weekly dissertation support group aimed at candidate level doctoral students though others are welcome to attend, including those working on a thesis. The weekly meetings will involve goal setting, troubleshooting and peer and faculty support activities.
  • Academic Coaching Drop-In: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Wallace Residence Center, Student Success Program, Wallace Basement: Academic coaches will be present to work one-on-one with students to examine learning styles, habits of working and difficulties or barriers to success.
  • Writing Center Drop-In: 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Wallace Residence Center, Student Success Program, Wallace Basement: Working on a writing assignment or need help with writing? The Writing Center tutors will be in the Student Success Program to help.
  • Software Carpentry: Unix, Git and Python for Novices: Thursday through Friday, IRIC 352: This workshop is open to students and non-students who wish to learn practical data analysis skills.
  • Fish and Wildlife Sciences Wildlife 506 Seminar Speaker - Howard Quigley: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, College of Natural Resources Room 10: Howard Quigley, executive director of conservation science and director of the Jaguar Program at Panthera, Palouse, Washington, will present “The Making of a Range-Wide Conservation Program for an Apex Carnivore: Jaguars as a Global Example.”

All events are in Moscow unless otherwise noted. See the complete calendar at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to our weekly events newsletter.

Women's Base Camp Sign-Ups Begin Jan. 28

Women's Base Camp combines outdoor adventure with service and leadership. Registration for the next trip begins 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Idaho Commons 302. Learn more about the camp.

Register for Axe Throwing Feb. 4

Join members from U of I’s IFC Fraternities for a fun evening of Axe Throwing ­— provided by Section 37 Axe Throwing — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, outside the ISUB. Registration is required.

News and Updates

Anti-Human Trafficking 101, Today: The Women's Law Caucus is sponsoring the Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition's "Trafficking 101" training in Moscow, 2:30-4:30 p.m. today, Jan. 27, in the Menard Law Building Courtroom. This free training provides an overview of the basics of understanding human trafficking, identifying victims, trauma-informed care practices and effective advocacy. Learn more about the Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition or email info@idahoatc.org with questions.
 
Tasteful Tuesdays: Superbowl Snacks, Tomorrow: Watch a live food demonstration, taste samples and take home recipes to make for your Superbowl watch party 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 28, in the ASUI Vandal Student Lounge.
 
Idaho Student Union Building Rededication Ceremony Tomorrow: Join the Associated Students of the University of Idaho (ASUI) for a ceremony to celebrate the rededication of the Idaho Student Union Building (ISUB), 4 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 28, in the ASUI Vandal Student Lounge. Formerly the Idaho Commons, the ISUB serves as an integral part of campus by creating a home-away-from-home environment where students, faculty, staff and guests can come together for transformative experiences and create lasting relationships. Light refreshments will be served. Contact 208-885-2223 or isub@uidaho.edu with questions or for more information.
 
Education Abroad Fair is Wednesday: Learn about opportunities to study, research and intern internationally and the programs and scholarships available to you during the Education Abroad Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the ISUB Clearwater-Whitewater Room.
 
College Bowl Returns Jan. 30-31; Register Teams by Tomorrow: Teams of four are invited to flaunt their skills at the 2020 College Bowl, a night of quick recall and fun competition and prizes, Jan. 30 and 31. Register teams by tomorrow, Jan. 28. Applications are available in the Department of Student Involvement, ISUB Room 302, and the Student Recreation Center. Limited spots are available. This event is open to students, staff and faculty. The competition will take place 5-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, on the fourth floor of the ISUB, and the final four competition will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. Email getinvolved@uidaho.edu with questions.
 
Registration Now Open for 3MT, Feb. 7: Register to participate in the U of I Three Minute Thesis Competition, 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The competition is open to masters and doctoral students — some exclusions apply, see website for details. Competitors will use only three minutes to describe their entire thesis or dissertation, and those who excel will receive monetary awards. Winners of the University of Idaho 3MT competition will also be invited to share their presentation at the Statewide 3MT in Boise on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Learn more and apply.
 
New Dissertation Support Group to Meet Weekly: New this semester, faculty member Ben Ridenhour will facilitate a weekly dissertation support group aimed at candidate level doctoral students, though others are welcome to attend, including those working on a thesis. The weekly meetings will involve goal setting, troubleshooting and peer and faculty support activities. The group will meet 12:30-1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Paul J. Joyce Faculty and Staff Lounge in Carol Ryrie Brink Hall. The sessions are also available via Zoom.
 
Write-Ins and Writing Workshops: Four Write-Ins Writing Workshops will take place this semester, 5-8 p.m. in Library Room 120. The first two events will involve a writing-related workshop during the first hour, with the two hours following dedicated to quiet writing time. The remaining two write-ins will entail three hours of dedicated quiet writing time. Snacks and drinks are provided. Workshop one, taking place tomorrow, Jan. 28, will discuss grammar and common errors, and the workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 25, will discuss citation styles and formatting. The last two workshops will take place Tuesday, March 24, and Tuesday, April 21. The Jan. 28, and Feb. 25, sessions are available via Zoom.
 
Join the New Men’s Chorus: Tenors and basses are encouraged to join the new tenor and bass choir, Chorum D’or, or Choir of Gold. You do not have to be a music or voice major to join. Registration for MUSA 117/317 Section 2 is required, but you may take it for one credit or no credit all. The repertoire will focus on choral music of the glee club, classical, world music, barbershop styles and more. The ensemble meets weekly 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Administration Auditorium. Contact David Klement for more information.
 
Writing Tutoring Available in the Writing Center, Library and Wallace Student Success Program: This semester, students can find Writing Center tutors at three different locations including the Writing Center, which is located on the third floor of the ISUB, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening tutoring is available 6-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday on the second floor of the library. Drop-in tutoring is available 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays in the Wallace Student Success Program. Writing tutors offer feedback and support for all types of writing projects at all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming and planning to final revisions. Learn more online or call 208-885-6644, email writingcenter@uidaho.edu or stop by the Writing Center.
 
Register for Engage and GivePulse: The Department of Student Involvement has introduced Engage: a one-stop shop to elevate your university experience. Engage is the new University of Idaho platform for all things related to events, clubs, updates and local service opportunities, with over 120 community partners through GivePulse. Through Engage, you can search for campus events and browse more than 200 student organizations. Engage and GivePulse can be used online or on your phone through their respective apps. Learn more and register using your university login.
 
Get Connected with VandalStar: Get help and connect to the resources you need when you need it with VandalStar, an initiative focused on student success and increasing graduation completion rates. Through VandalStar, you can ask a question and get help quickly and privately. All contact information for your instructors and staff are available through VandalStar, as well as an A-to-Z listing of campus student support services with links. Other key features of VandalStar include: It’s available 24/7; mobile friendly; online scheduling or contact capabilities with faculty, advisors and staff, all in one place; it’s personalized to the individual student’s needs; and it offers campus resources at your fingertips. The Vandal community is here for you — stay connected through VandalStar. Learn more and access VandalStar.
 
Microsoft Office, File Storage and Account Login Changes Coming: Beginning 10 p.m. today, Jan. 27, all U of I-managed computers on the U of I network that have an older version of Office such as 2010, 2013 or 2016, will have the installation of Office apps on their computer upgraded to Office 365 Pro Plus. If your computer is not on the network at 10 p.m. Jan. 27, to allow this upgrade, the Office 365 Pro Plus installation will begin the next time you connect the computer to the U of I network. This could cause an inconvenience if the installation starts when first connecting to the U of I network after Jan. 27. How to avoid any inconvenience: (1) Ensure the computer is on the network by 10 p.m. Jan. 27; (2) Get on the U of I network at least four hours before a class or presentation to allow the install to happen; or (3) Upgrade My Office now. Learn more.

Help Wanted

Looking for work? Check out Career ServicesFinancial Aid and Human Resources for on- and off-campus postings. For internship opportunities, resume and interview tips and other job opportunities during school and post-graduation, contact Career Services.