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What's going on at the University of Idaho this week.
May 6, 2019
Donate Reusable Items at Give and Go

Donate Reusable Items at Give and Go

Moving out? Donate reusable items like clothing, lamps and household goods to charity through the Sustainability Center. Donations will be collected 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 9, on the basketball court between Shoup Hall and McConnell.

Virus molecule under magnification

Science Crafting: Make Your Own Virus

Find out what a virus looks like at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, in the CMCI Collaboratorium, IRIC 352. Holly Wichman will show how to create your own virus using beads and paper. No crafting knowledge or science expertise required. All are welcome.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Room 129, Student Health Center: Freshstart is a four session program designed to support individuals in planning a successful quit attempt.


Arts & Entertainment

  • Swing Into Summer: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This concert features the Jazz IV Swing Band and the Chamber Jazz Choir. This event is free and open to the public.


Diversity & Culture

  • Safe Zone Training: 1-3 p.m. Monday, Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center: The two-hour training provides information on sexual orientation and gender identity and tips and best practices for creating inclusive spaces for all LGBTQA people on our campus.


Academics & Workshops


All events are in Moscow unless otherwise noted. See the complete calendar at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to our weekly events newsletter.
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1,502 Students will Graduate from U of I This Spring

A total of 1,502 U of I students statewide are eligible for graduation this spring, earning a combined 1,562 degrees. This year's commencement brings the university's all-time total to 121,973 graduates and 130,421 degrees. Read more.

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Donate to the Vandal Food Pantry for Library Fines

The U of I Library will accept food donations as payment for overdue book fines as part of the Food for Fines program. Drop off food donations at the Information Desk on the first floor of the library through May 10. Learn more.

News and Updates

Honors Thesis Presentations Continue Today: Students, staff and faculty are invited to this year's Honors Thesis presentations: Dustin Cheney (Economics and Accounting) "Soviet Struggles: The Politics of Growth," 11 a.m. to noon, today, May 6, IRIC 231; and Brenna Peever (Mathematics and Physics) "Connecting the Dots: A Problem in Combinatorial Geometry," 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, IRIC 231. More information is available from the University Honors Program at honors@uidaho.edu.
 
Want to Use a BBQ on Campus?: As the weather improves and the semester is wrapping up, many people begin to bring out barbecues to celebrate the passing of another academic year and to just enjoy the nice weather. If your unit or recognized student organization chooses to have a barbecue, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) wants to help you do so safely. At a minimum, we ask that you notify us of your plans prior to the event. We can assist in finding a safe location, ensure you have a fire extinguisher handy and answer questions about the other requirements for barbecuing on campus, such as restrictions on who may use a grill on campus property. Visit the I-Safety page for more information or call EHS at 208-885-6524.
 
Join ORED for Its Next Round of SAS Talks on Public Impact Research: Save the date for the Office of Research and Economic Development's fourth SAS (Short and Sweet) Talks from 4-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the IRIC Atrium. Faculty from across the university will highlight research around the theme "Public Impact Research: How Does Research Make the World a Better Place?" These talks are given at lightning-fast speed: 20 slides at 20 seconds each. Admission is free, and food and beverages will be served. Learn more.

Learn to Navigate U of I's Core Labs and Shared Facilities at the Next IRIC Lunch and Learn: There are a plethora of core labs and shared facilities located throughout the U of I system. At the next IRIC Lunch and Learn — and last for this semester — at noon Thursday, May 9, in the IRIC Atrium, IRIC Facility Manager Russ McClanahan will give a brief overview of these vital resources. Interested in setting up your own service center? A representative from the Office of Research and Economic Development will be on hand to answer questions about starting up service centers. This presentation is part of the IRIC Lunch and Learn series, which allows students, faculty and staff to share and cross-pollinate ideas in a fun and informal lunchtime setting. All are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion. Free pizza will also be provided. Watch it via Zoom

Apply for the Berry International Jazz Collections Fellowship by Sept. 15: The University of Idaho Library invites students from any discipline at the University of Idaho to apply for the Berry International Jazz Collections Fellowship. This program funds one student each year to work with the faculty and staff at the Library to increase the visibility and use of the International Jazz Collections through a project of the student’s own design. Read more. 

Register for the U of I Research Computing and Data Science Symposium: The University of Idaho Research Computing and Data Science Symposium will take place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow, and will provide a forum for U of I scholars who are interested in generating, analyzing or visualizing large and complex datasets. The symposium will connect researchers to the staff and faculty who supply and maintain the research computing infrastructure that is critical to data science. Featured will be a poster session and a series of lightning talks from the many disciplines that intersect with research computing and data science. Register now as spots are limited.
 
U of I Begins Summer Hours Monday, May 13: The University of Idaho will begin operating on its summer schedule on Monday, May 13. Business hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Summer hours will be effective through Friday, Aug. 23.

Help Wanted

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

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Spring final exams: May 6
  • Deadline to apply for summer graduation without late fee: May 10
  • Spring Commencement: May 11
  • Summer Session 1 classes begin: May 13
  • Summer Session 1 alternative six-week classes begin: May 20
  • Memorial Day: May 27
  • Summer Session II classes begin: June 10
  • Summer Session III six-week classes begin: June 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.
April 29, 2019

Celebrate for Free at Finals Fest This Saturday

Hear AJR, SoDown, LesMorose and Kelsey Waters at Finals Fest 2019! Students get in free with a VandalCard. Learn more.

Free Yoga Classes During Dead Week

Stretch out and relieve stress before finals. Campus Recreation will offer free yoga classes during dead week. Get the class schedule.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • Health Hut: Health Resources On-the-Go: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Lobby, Idaho Commons: Stop by Vandal Health Education's Health Hut to learn about different aspects of health, find campus resources, talk to a peer educator and grab free swag. This hut will focus on de-stress tips and techniques for finals week.
  • Mental Health Film Series: "Trolls": 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, AG SCI 106: Attend a screening of "Trolls" as a part of the Mental Health Film Series. After the screening, there will be a discussion of the film, representation of mental health in media and an opportunity to ask questions related to mental health. This event is free.
  • UI Mind Drop-In Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, TLC 029: This is gently guided mindfulness for stress and productivity. No experience needed. Everyone welcome. Join via Zoom.
  • Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Room 129, Student Health Center


Arts & Entertainment

  • Illuminating History Exhibits: 9:30-11:45 a.m. Monday, AAN 203: The History of Interior Design II students designed and produced light fixtures (chandelier, pendant, wall sconce, floor lamp, table lamp) that reflect the spirit and style of their favorite modernist or contemporary designers and their eras.
  • ID 452 Interior Design Senior Capstone Project Reviews: 12:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Art Gallery, Ridenbaugh Hall: ID 452 Interior Design senior capstone students present their individual research and design projects. An exhibit of the projects will be open through Tuesday, May 7.
  • Concept Design Society Meeting: 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, AA 114: The Concept Design Society is a group of art and design students that meets weekly to design characters, environments and storytelling elements, mostly through painting and digital art.
  • Choirs Concert: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: Directed by Paul Thompson, this concert features the Vandaleers, Treble Choir and University Chorus. Tickets are available at the door: $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens. This event counts as MusX140 recital attendance "All Concerts."
  • ID 452 Interior Design Senior Capstone Project Reviews: 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Art Gallery, Ridenbaugh Hall: ID 452 Interior Design senior capstone students present their individual research and design projects. An exhibit of the projects will be open through Tuesday, May 7.
  • Palouse Prairie Charter School – Designing for the Future of Learning: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Palouse Prairie Charter School New Building, 406 Powers Ave., Moscow: The learning partnership and collaborative initiative between the Palouse Prairie Charter School and the University of Idaho Interior Design Junior Studio provided a vehicle for learning, growth, creative exploration and decision making by students, school stakeholders and community members. 
  • Composers Concert: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This event is free and counts as MusX140 recital attendance "All Concerts."
  • School of Music Students and Ensembles – Convocation: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This event is free and counts as MusX140 recital attendance "Convocation."
  • Garrett Romero, Trumpet – Graduate Student Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This event is free and counts as MusX140 recital attendance "All Concerts." The recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook Page.
  • Immersive Sound Bath: 8-10 p.m. Thursday, Prichard Art Gallery: J. Hamilton Isaacs is touring from Denver, Colorado, with local artists Pryzm and School of Mine. Ambient textures, meditative drones and phase music will fill the gallery. Bring a favorite pillow.
  • Lab Band Concert: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This concert features U of I music education students conducting and performing on secondary instruments. This event is free and counts as MusX140 recital attendance.
  • Jazz Bands and Jazz Choir 1: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Administration Building Auditorium: Tickets are available at the door: $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens. This performance counts as MusX140 recital attendance "All Concerts." The concert will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook Page.
  • “On the Way to the Sawmill”: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Hartung Theater: This play is a raw and emotional dramatization of adolescent alienation and contains graphic language and themes of suicide, sex and violence. Not for children. Free admission.


Diversity & Culture

  • More Than Tequila and Tacos: Reframing Cinco de Mayo: 4-5 p.m. Monday, Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center: This workshop examines the history behind Cinco de Mayo, both in the U.S. and Mexico. Learn how to avoid stereotypes that arise from the misconceptions we have about Mexican culture and this “holiday.” This interactive workshop filled with facts, dialogue, and tips will help participants enhance their cultural competence around this trending topic. This course is Zoom capable; information will be provided after registration.
  • Lavender Graduation and End of the Year Celebration: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Vandal Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center: Each year the LGBTQA Office honors LGBTQA-identified graduates and student leaders on our campus. Everyone is welcome to celebrate. 


Athletics & Recreation

  • SRC Delayed Opening: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Student Recreation Center: The Student Rec Center will delay its opening from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. for a student employee recognition event.
  • Oregon Coast Surfing: Friday-Sunday, Cannon Beach, Oregon: Enjoy the beauty of the Oregon Coast with this three-day surfing trip. Sign up at the Outdoor Program Office.


Academics & Workshops

  • MLA Master’s Project Presentation – Xiatong Xia: 9:30-11 a.m. Monday, AA 206
  • NASA Future of Space Broadcast: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Summit Room, Idaho Commons: NASA will host the Future of Space broadcast specifically for college students. This live-streamed event will feature the NASA administrator and other NASA leadership as well as a live Q and A with astronauts.
  • Best Use of Idaho Wood Awards Banquet: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Clearwater Room, Idaho Commons: Awards will be given during an invitation-only ceremony and luncheon to architecture students who created winning design concepts for the expansion of the Palouse Ice Rink. Students' designs were part of an annual competition, sponsored by the Idaho Forest Products Commission and the American Institute of Architecture Idaho Chapter, to use Idaho wood in the most innovative and sustainable way.
  • 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center: The University of Idaho Undergraduate Research Symposium is designed to showcase and celebrate the research and scholarly work in all disciplines by undergraduates at the University of Idaho. The symposium is hosted annually by the Office of Undergraduate Research.
  • European Martial Arts: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, PEB 111: Norman Pendegraft of the College of Business and Economics is the presenter for this Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium.
  • Tech Tuesdays: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, AA 205: Need a tutorial on design-related software? Brush up on skills at Tech Tuesdays.
  • Abigail Hale’s Honors Thesis Presentation: 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, IRIC 207: This honors thesis presentation is on "In the Wake: Sediments, Phosphorus and Recreational Boating."
  • Prominent Women in Science of the Palouse Panel Discussion: 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center: Join the Randall Women in Science: Inclusion, Diversity, Equality Alliance as we host prominent female scientists and engineers from around the Palouse. Prepare for great conversations with successful women in STEM. The panel discussion and social are open to all.
  • ASUI Senate Meeting: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons: The Senate of the Associated Students of the University of Idaho (ASUI) meets weekly to discuss legislation and current projects. Students are encouraged to attend and give feedback at the open forum portion to ensure their voices are heard.
  • MLA Master’s Project Presentation – Trevor Hawkes: 1-2:30 p.m. Mountain time Thursday, Room 348, Idaho Water Center, Boise, and at noon via Zoom in AA 206, Moscow
  • CALS Awards Banquet: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center: Celebrate the accomplishments of College of Agricultural and Life Sciences students, faculty and staff.
  • College of Art and Architecture Awards Celebration: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, AAN Patio: Awards will be given to College of Art and Architecture students and faculty during a celebration of the 2018-19 school year.
  • PCEI Science After Hours: Tank Lab Takeover: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Moscow Brewing Company, 630 N. Almon St., Moscow: Learn about herbariums, monkeyflowers and North America's temperate rainforest. Presenters include Dave Tank, Sam McCauley and Dan Turck.
  • President Staben’s Tree Planting Ceremony and Ice Cream Social: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Administration Building Lawn, President’s Grove (adjacent to Admin Tennis Courts): Join us for the ceremonial planting of a western red cedar in honor of the 18th President of the University of Idaho Chuck Staben, and his service to our institution.
  • MLA Master’s Project Presentation – Douglass Peeples: 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, AA 206
  • MNR Final Presentation: Michaelyn McDonnell: 2-3 p.m. Friday, CNR 200 and via Zoom: The topic is “Grading the Graze: A Certification Program for the Sustainable Use of Targeted Grazing.”

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

Vandals Can Dance

"Dance Off Hand," showcases student dancers of all levels. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in Studio Theater 110, Physical Education Building. Admission is $5, $3 with U of I student ID. Get tickets at the door.

Get Commencement Regalia

Pick up, exchange or purchase regalia from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6-10, or 7-8:30 a.m. prior to commencement on May 11, at the Office of Alumni Relations (across from Farmhouse Fraternity), 1212 Blake Ave., Moscow.

News and Updates

Donate to the Vandal Food Pantry as Payment for Library Fines April 29 to May 10: The U of I Library will accept food donations as payment for overdue book fines as part of the Food for Fines program. Drop off food donations at the Information Desk on the first floor of the library April 29 through May 10. Read more.
 
Learn About the ICCU Arena at Construction Presentation: U of I Architectural and Engineering Services, in cooperation with U of I Parking and Transportation Services, is hosting a construction presentation for the Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) Arena from 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday May 2, in the Aurora Room, Idaho Commons. 
 
Learn How to Prepare for Wildfire at the University of Idaho Experimental Forest May 4: Saturday, May 4, is National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. Join students and faculty from the U of I College of Natural Resources to see demonstrations of planning and treatments to help prepare your home and property for wildfires. Registration is $17 per person or free for students. For more information and to register for this event at the U of I Experimental Forest in Harvard, visit the Research and Outreach page or contact Kassandra Townsend at ktownsend@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6695.
 
Join ORED for Its Next Round of SAS Talks on Public Impact Research: Save the date for the Office of Research and Economic Development's fourth SAS (Short and Sweet) Talks from 4-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the IRIC Atrium. Faculty from across the university will highlight research around the theme "Public Impact Research: How Does Research Make the World a Better Place?" These talks are given at lightning-fast speed: 20 slides at 20 seconds each. Admission is free, food and beverages will be served. Learn more.

Closing Reception April 30 for the Blake Little: Photographs From the Gay Rodeo Exhibit: From 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, on the second floor of the library, Rebecca Scofield, U of I assistant professor of 20th century American history, will present at the closing reception of the Blake Little photography exhibit. Read more.
 
Register for the U of I Research Computing and Data Science Symposium: The University of Idaho Research Computing and Data Science Symposium will take place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow, and provide a forum for U of I scholars interested in generating, analyzing or visualizing large and complex data sets. The symposium will connect researchers to the staff and faculty who supply and maintain the research computing infrastructure that is critical to data science. Featured will be a poster session and a series of lightning talks from the many disciplines that intersect with research computing and data science. Register now, spots are limited.
 
Upcoming Honors Thesis Presentations Set in Moscow: Students, staff, and faculty are invited to this year's Honors Thesis presentations. The schedule is as follows: Abigail Hale (Ecology and Conservation Biology) "In the Wake: Sediments, Phosphorus, and Recreational Boating," 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, IRIC 207; Dustin Cheney (Economics and Accounting) "Soviet Struggles: The Politics of Growth," 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, May 6, IRIC 231; and Brenna Peever (Mathematics and Physics) "Connecting the Dots: A Problem in Combinatorial Geometry," 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, IRIC 231. More information is available from the University Honors Program at honors@uidaho.edu.
 
Changes to WSU Parking Coming This Fall: Thanks to all who responded with feedback when Parking and Transportation Services announced that Washington State University Transportation Services will be transitioning to permitless license plate recognition parking next year. The good news is not only will the existing reciprocal agreement remain unchanged for the 2019-20 academic year, so too will Vandals' parking experience at WSU. Read more.

Help Wanted

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

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Law final exams begin: April 29
  • Spring final exams begin: May 6
  • Deadline to apply for summer graduation without late fee: May 10
  • Spring Commencement: May 11
  • Summer Session One classes begin: May 13
  • Summer Session One alternative six-week classes begin: May 20
  • Memorial Day: May 27
  • Summer Session Two classes begin: June 10
  • Summer Session Three six-week classes begin: June 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.
April 22, 2019
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Dive into the Vandal Splash Bash at the Swim Center

Swim, play games, and dance to a live DJ at Vandal Splash Bash 8-10 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Swim Center. Free with Vandal ID. Live DJs will help make Vandal Splash Bash a second spring break. Hosted by Vandal Entertainment.

Expo attendees experiment with an interactive topographical display

Experience Brilliance at the Engineering Design EXPO

See how students are solving real-world problems at the 2019 Engineering Design EXPO 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at various locations throughout the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Free. Learn more and see the schedule.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • Health Hut: Health Resources On-the-Go: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Lobby, Idaho Commons: Stop by Vandal Health Education's Health Hut to learn about different aspects of health, find campus resources, talk to a peer educator and grab free swag. This hut will focus on vaping education and cessation resources. 
  • Vandalizing the Kitchen: 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Room 103, Student Recreation Center: Learn the basics of cooking delicious and nutritious meals quickly and on a student budget. Each class features easy-to-make recipes and free samples.
  • Prescription Drug Take Back: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Plaza, Idaho Commons: Drop off unwanted, unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal in return for a donut.
  • UI Mind Drop-In Mindfulness: Noon-12:20 p.m. Wednesday, TLC 029 or Zoom: This is gently-guided mindfulness for stress relief and productivity. No experience needed. Everyone welcome. 
  • Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Room 129, Student Health Center: Freshstart is a four session program designed to support individuals in planning a successful quit attempt. 
  • Therapy Dogs: 12:30-3 p.m. Thursday, ASUI Vandal Lounge, Idaho Commons: Relax, unwind and de-stress with therapy dogs from Palouse Paws. Drop-in any time during the session as your schedule allows.
     


Arts & Entertainment

  • Guitar Ensemble Concert: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This concert is free, open to the public and counts as MusX140 recital attendance, “All Concerts.”
  • The PG (Pussy Grabber) Plays: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Best Western Plus University Inn, 1516 Pullman Road, Moscow: A program of eight short works - raucous, raging, bitterly funny and ultimately grounded in trauma - based on the stories of several women who've publicly accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment or assault. Produced by U of I Theatre Arts Senior Capstone. Free. Donations accepted for the U of I Women's Center. 
  • Bowman, Voice and Brewster, Saxophone – Student Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Administration Building Auditorium: This concert is free, open to the public and counts as MusX140 Recital Attendance, “All Concerts.” Recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook Page.
  • Dash After Dark Fun Run: 9 p.m. Wednesday, Student Recreation Center: Join Campus Recreation and Vandal Health Education to celebrate the conclusion of spring classes with an evening 5K fun run through campus. Participants have an option of a 5K run or 2K walking route around campus starting and ending at the Student Rec Center. The event is open to anyone 18 and older, and includes glow sticks and snacks at the finish line.
  • School of Music Students and Ensembles – Convocation: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This concert is free, open to the public and counts as MusX140 recital attendance, “Convocation.”
  • Leather Stamping: 3-4 p.m. Thursday, MILL, Library: Come to the MILL to learn the basics of leather stamping. Participants will have the chance to design their own custom leather keychains, while familiarizing themselves with leather stamping, cutting and punching tools. All supplies will be provided.
  • Reflections Gallery Exhibit Opening Reception: Hard + Soft: 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Reflections Gallery, Idaho Commons: Attend an opening reception of the Hard + Soft exhibit, with sculptures and paintings on display by art and design students.
  • Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Administration Building Auditorium: Tickets available at the door: $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens. This concert counts as MusX140 Recital Attendance, “All Concerts.”
  • "The Three Keys of Captain Hellfire": 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday -Saturday and 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Hartung Theater: Enjoy a rousing pirate comedy for the whole family written by U of I alumna Ariana Burns with original shanties by Shandeen, a Portland, Oregon musician, singer and songwriter. Free for U of I students. $5-$15 public. Tickets at BookPeople or call Theatre Arts at 208-885-6465 or at the door 60 minutes before curtain.
  • Student Chamber Music Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This concert is free, open to the public and counts as MusX140 recital attendance, “All Concerts.” The recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook Page.
  • Bernardin, Violin and Bordenkircher, Graduate Collaborative Piano – Student Recital: 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This concert is free, open to the public and counts as MusX140 recital attendance, “All Concerts.” Recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook Page.
  • Isaac Simon, Composition – Student Recital: 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This concert is free, open to the public and counts as MusX140 recital attendance, “All Concerts.” Recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook Page.
  • Shelton Hill, Flute – Graduate Student Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This concert is free, open to the public and counts as MusX140 recital attendance, “All Concerts.” Recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook Page.
  • Jon Stein, Trumpet – Graduate Student Recital: 10-11 a.m. Sunday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This concert is free, open to the public and counts as MusX140 recital attendance, “All Concerts.” Recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook Page.
  • Tyler Sass, Piano – Student Recital: 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This concert is free, open to the public and counts as MusX140 recital attendance, “All Concerts.” Recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook Page.
  • Emily Allis, Bassoon and Carrington Ratliff, Flute – Student Recital: 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This concert is free, open to the public and counts as MusX140 recital attendance, “All Concerts.” Recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook Page.
  • Glaser, Soprano and Jones, Soprano – Student Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This concert is free, open to the public and counts as MusX140 recital attendance, “All Concerts.” Recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook Page.


Diversity & Culture

  • Queer Convos with the GSA: 8:15-9:15 p.m. Wednesday, TLC 229: Each month, the LGBTQA Office teams up with the Gender and Sexuality Alliance for a discussion related to the LGBTQA+ community.


Athletics & Recreation

  • Open Kayak Pool Session: 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, U of I Swim Center: This is a chance for kayakers of all experience levels to work on skills in the safety of the pool. Cost: $5, pay at the pool
  • Vandal Night at Moss Greenhouse: 6-8 p.m. Mountain Time Thursday, Moss Greenhouse, 269 South 300 East, Jerome: Vandal-owned Moss Greenhouse hosts alumni and friends for a night out. Attendees can take part in planting activities just in time for May Day or Mother's Day gifts.
  • Finishing Strong with Piñatas: 7-8 p.m. Thursday, C26, Basement, Wallace Residence Center: Join the Student Success Program to celebrate the end of the year with piñatas. All materials to decorate your own piñata will be provided.
  • Men’s and Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country at WSU Cougar Invitational: Friday-Saturday, Pullman, Washington
  • U of I PSSC Annual Bedding Plant Sale: Noon-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Greenhouse (corner of Stadium Drive and West Sixth Street), Moscow: The U of I Plant and Soil Science Club will hold its annual bedding plant. All proceeds go to support educational trips and service projects based around horticultural subjects.
  • Climbing Center – Free Rentals Friday: 1-10 p.m. Friday, Student Recreation Center
  • Intro to Mountaineering: Saturday and Sunday, Steven’s Peak: In this course you will learn proper footwork and alpine climbing techniques. Practice self-arresting and using crampons effectively. Sign up at the Outdoor Program Office.
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Eastern Oregon: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Moscow
  • Fly Fishing: All day Sunday, St. Joe River: Learn the basics of fly fishing followed with a day boating on the water to practice skills. Sign up at the Outdoor Program Office.
  • Whitewater Kayak Instructional Course: All day Sunday, Clearwater River: This course includes two pool sessions with instruction and a day on the river learning the basics of whitewater kayaking. Sign up at the Outdoor Program Office.


Academics & Workshops

  • The Size of the Risk: Understanding the Cost of Multiple Use: 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, TLC 046: From ranchers to wild horse advocates, nuclear experiments to outdoor recreation, Idaho, like other public lands states, has maintained a startling and intersecting array of activities on public lands, especially on the Snake River Plain. Leisl Carr Childers examines the overlap of these uses on public lands and the inherent conflicts they created.
  • Idaho Women Win the Right to Vote: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons: The Department of History’s Rebecca Scofield and Katherine Aiken are the presenters for this Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium.
  • Tech Tuesdays: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, CAA Computer Studio: Brush up on skills for design-related software.
  • Concept Design Society Meeting: 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, AA 114: The Concept Design Society is a group of art and design students that meets weekly to design characters, environments and storytelling elements, mostly through painting and digital art.
  • World Landscape Architecture Month Guest Lecture: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, IRIC Step Auditorium: Attend a lecture series in honor of World Landscape Architecture month. All presentations begin at noon in the IRIC Step Auditorium. 
  • Annual Water Symposium: 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, IRIC Atrium: Idaho Water Resources Research Institute award recipients and Water Resource Professionals will give lightning talks highlighting their research.
  • Write-In No. 7: 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aurora Room, Idaho Commons: Come work on a thesis, dissertation, manuscript or any other writing or quiet study project in the company of other graduate students and postdocs. Attend for some or all four hours. Snacks are provided.
  • Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Meeting: 5:45-6:45 p.m. Wednesday, AA 206: Join landscape architecture students to discuss upcoming events like club design competitions, volunteer opportunities, upcoming field trips and community outreach.
  • ASUI Senate Meeting: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons: The Senate of the Associated Students of the University of Idaho (ASUI) meets weekly to discuss legislation and current projects. Students are encouraged to attend and give feedback at the open forum portion to ensure their voices are heard.
  • Community Conversation: Postsecondary Opportunities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities at U of I: 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Room 336, Administration Building: Opportunities for participation in higher education for individuals with intellectual disabilities are becoming increasingly common across the U.S. This community conversation will include an overview of these nation-wide trends rooted in social justice. In addition, we will discuss where we are and where we want to go at the University of Idaho.
  • IBEST/CMCI Seminar Series: Giulia Palermo: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, LIFE 277: Palermo is an assistant professor of bioengineering at the University of California, Riverside. Her research interfaces computational biophysics with structural biology, chemistry and biochemistry to clarify the mechanistic action of biological systems of key importance, emerging genome editing technologies and directed evolution strategies. 
  • Fish and Wildlife Sciences Seminar Speaker – Patricia Kennedy: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, CNR 10: The topic is “Novel Ecosystems: Conservation Tool or Cop-Out?”
  • Virtual Technology and Design Expo: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, IRIC 121 and Lower Level of Art and Architecture Virtual Technology and Design: Students in the College of Art and Architecture's Virtual Technology and Design Program will showcase virtual worlds they've built for real-world clients. The event is open to the public and all university community members. 
  • MNR Final Presentation: Eric Anderson: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, CNR 200 and Zoom: The topic is “The Future of Steptoe Butte: A multi-dimensional perspective on conserving Palouse Prairie Habitat.”
  • Idaho Pitch Competition: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Food Court area, Idaho Commons
  • Graduate English Conference: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, IRIC 305: The conference features graduate students from across disciplines whose work engages with water as a physical substance and concept. The keynote of the event is University of Washington Professor Richard Watts, whose areas of focus include postcolonial and ecocritical studies.
  • TEDxUIdaho 2019 > Brave: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Administration Building Auditorium: This TED-style conference featuring talks in the popular TED talk format will highlight research and creative activity from the Palouse and share stories and ideas worth spreading.

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

Wherever you are headed this summer, preplanning for your trip is always a good idea. Return safely for the next semester! For personal or university travel, visit the I-Safety webpage for safety and planning tips you may not have thought of before you go.

A Cappella group Cantus

Cantus Performs A Cappella

Cantus, the world-renowned a cappella ensemble, will present a fascinating mix of contemporary pop songs and classical pieces at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the Admin Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased before the event at 7 p.m. or online.

News and Updates

College of Business and Economics Presents Marvel Day: Enjoy a fun Marvel-themed event Monday, April 22, in the ASUI Student Lounge, Idaho Commons. At 2:30 p.m. there will be a workshop in Adobe Premiere Pro on how to make a cinematic movie trailer. The workshop includes snacks and movie gift card prizes. At 4 p.m., Sanjay Sisodiya will present, "Movie Franchises: Too Fast, Too Furious" on his research in the film industry. Attendees will enjoy free pizza. At 6 p.m., there will be a Marvel trivia competition, with snacks and gift card prizes.
 
VandalStore Celebrates Earth Week: From now through Saturday, April 27, anyone who donates an old Vandal gear item will receive a coupon for 40 percent off one Vandal gear item of their choice. Have 10 items? Get 10 coupons! All clothing gathered during the week will be turned over to the Environmental Science Club to donate to local nonprofits.
 
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session: The U of I Distinguished Scholarships Program is hosting an information session on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program from 10-11 a.m. today, April 22, in TLC 047. This session features a panel of experts (faculty and students) who will advise on how to develop a strong Fulbright application. For more information, contact Distinguished Scholarships Program Coordinator Dilshani Sarathchandra at dilshanis@uidaho.edu and/or visit the program website
 
Attend a Distinguished Scholarships General Information Session: The U of I Distinguished Scholarships Program is hosting a general information session at 3-4 p.m. today, April 22, in TLC 047. This session will provide an overview of distinguished scholarships and details of scholarship opportunities with early fall 2019 deadlines (e.g. Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Rhodes, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell and Schwarzman scholarships). For more information, contact Distinguished Scholarships Program Coordinator Dilshani Sarathchandra at dilshanis@uidaho.edu and/or visit the program website.
 
Cook Vegan Meals at Vandalizing the Kitchen: Join the campus dietitian and the Sustainability Center for the last cooking class of the semester, 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Room 103 of the Student Recreation Center. April's theme is vegan meals in celebration of Earth Day. Earn personal fitness credit; no registration required.
 
Registration Open for Storytelling Workshop and 48-Hour Film Challenge
Storytelling through film is the focus of U of I’s second annual Ambrose Storytelling Workshop, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the Idaho Commons Whitewater Room. The free community workshop — led by local filmmakers Benjamin James, Martin McGreevy and Jace Wrigley — will introduce participants to visual storytelling and demonstrate how filmmakers can use tools at their disposal to make high-quality films. More information on the workshop, including registration information, is available at uidaho.edu/ambrose.
 
Free HIV Testing Tuesday: Free HIV testing will be provided by Inland Oasis in conjunction with STI Awareness Month from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the Horizon Room, Idaho Commons. Testing is quick, free and confidential. Contact vandalhealthed@uidaho.edu with questions. 
 
Bike to Campus Day Next Thursday, April 25: Celebrate bike season on Bike to Campus Day Thursday, April 25. Prizes will be awarded to bike riders throughout the day.
 
Bring Ideas to the Public Arena Through the Next IRIC Lunch and Learn: College of Law Professor Anastasia Telesetsky and Professor Adam Sowards in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences invite all U of I researchers and academics to join their informal Lunch and Learn conversation titled, "Going Public: Ideas for Getting Scholarly Ideas into the Public Arena" at noon Thursday, April 25, in the IRIC Atrium, Moscow. Read more.
 
Participate in the Virtual Technology and Design EXPO Friday, April 26: Join students in the College of Art and Architecture's Virtual Technology and Design (VTD) Program from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Friday,  April 26, to check out client-approved virtual worlds they have created for the purpose of entertainment, simulation and visualization. Stations with students' projects will be set up in IRIC 121 and the lower level of the Art and Architecture VTD Building.
 
Go Green at the Arbor Day Celebration and Sale April 26-27: The University of Idaho Pitkin Forest Nursery will celebrate Arbor Day with its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 26, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Pitkin Forest Nursery at Parker Farm, 1025 Plant Science Road, Moscow. The sale includes a large selection of shrubs, conifers and deciduous trees for sale at discounted prices. Refreshments will be available. 
 
Lift for Life: Interested in learning proper form and technique for weight training? Come to the University of Idaho Student Rec Center at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, to receive instruction by trained professionals for a good cause. Donations start at $15 for community members and $10 for students. All proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in honor of Keegan Felton. Make a donation

Join ORED for Its Next Round of SAS Talks on Public Impact Research: Save the date for the Office of Research and Economic Development's fourth SAS (Short and Sweet) Talks from 4-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the IRIC Atrium. Faculty from across the university will highlight research around the theme "Public Impact Research: How Does Research Make the World a Better Place?" These talks are given at lightning-fast speed: 20 slides at 20 seconds each. Admission is free, food and beverages will be served. Learn more.


Closing Reception April 30 for the Blake Little: Photographs From the Gay Rodeo Exhibit: From 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, on the second floor of the library, Rebecca Scofield, U of I assistant professor of 20th century American history will present at the closing reception of the Blake Little photography exhibit. Read more.
 
Celebrate at Finals Fest May 4: Finals Fest features four artists this year: AJR headlines with special guests SoDown, and two more artists will be announced soon. Stickers are available at the Department of Student Involvement office, in Room 302 of the Idaho Commons. Students get in free with VandalCard. Non-students can purchase tickets online or at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center ticket office. The event is hosted by Vandal Entertainment.


Register for the U of I Research Computing and Data Science Symposium: The University of Idaho Research Computing and Data Science Symposium will take place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow, and will provide a forum for U of I scholars who are interested in generating, analyzing or visualizing large and complex data sets. The symposium will connect researchers to the staff and faculty who supply and maintain the research computing infrastructure that is critical to data science. Featured will be a poster session and a series of lightning talks from the many disciplines that intersect with research computing and data science. Register now, spots are limited.

Help Wanted

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

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Law final exams: April 29
  • Spring final exams: May 6
  • Deadline to apply for summer graduation without late fee: May 10
  • Spring Commencement: May 11
  • Summer Session One classes begin: May 13
  • Summer Session One alternative six-week classes begin: May 20
  • Memorial Day: May 27
  • Summer Session Two classes begin: June 10
  • Summer Session Three six-week classes begin: June 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.
April 15, 2019

Bike Fix and Sustainability Showcase Wednesday

Bring your bike for a free minor tune-up, safety check and cycling advice. Join Moscow's cycling and alternative transportation community for activities and freebies from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the Idaho Commons Plaza.

Enjoy Pirate Comedy and Shanties This Weekend

"The Three Keys of Captain Hellfire" is a rousing pirate comedy with original Shanties by Shandeen of Oregon. Free for U of I students. Showtimes are 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Hartung Theater.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Prevention Training: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Panorama Room, Idaho Commons: 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. Available via Zoom.
  • Health Hut: Health Resources On-the-Go: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Lobby, Idaho Commons: Stop by Vandal Health Education's Health Hut to learn about different aspects of health, find campus resources, talk to a peer educator and grab free swag. This hut will focus on how to access testing for sexually transmitted infections. 
  • UI Mind Drop-In Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, TLC 029: This is gently-guided mindfulness for stress relief and productivity. No experience needed. Everyone is welcome. Join via Zoom.
  • Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Room 129, Student Health Center (University Avenue entrance): Freshstart is a four-session program designed to support individuals in planning a successful quit attempt. 


Arts & Entertainment

  • Genesee Bands and Choirs with U of I Jazz Choirs: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This concert is free, open to the public and counts as MusX140 recital attendance, “All Concerts.”
  • Jazz Combos Concert: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This concert is free, open to the public and counts as MusX140 recital attendance, “All Concerts.”
  • Grad Party: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Slice and Biscuit, 125 E. Second St., Moscow: Class of 2019 and local alumni are invited to the Student Alumni Relations Board's Grad Party. Enjoy an extended Vandal Happy Hour to celebrate graduating Vandals.
  • Leather Stamping: 3-4 p.m. Thursday, MILL, Library: Come to the MILL to learn the basics of leather stamping. Participants will have the chance to design their own custom leather keychains, while familiarizing themselves with leather stamping, cutting and punching tools. All supplies will be provided.
  • Concert Band and Wind Ensemble: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Administration Building Auditorium: Tickets available at the door: $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens. This concert counts as MusX140 recital attendance "All Concerts."
  • Megumi Taylor, Flute – Graduate Student Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This concert is free and counts as MusX140 recital attendance, “All Concerts.” The recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook page.
  • Aleena Quenzer, Composition – Student Recital: 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This concert is free and counts as MusX140 recital attendance, “All Concerts.” The recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook page.
  • Parker Piedmont, Saxophone and Harrison Storm, Bassoon – Student Recital: 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: Catherine Anderson will accompany on piano. This concert is free and counts as MusX140 recital attendance, “All Concerts.” The recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook page.
  • Nathaniel Owen, Tenor – Student Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: Gustavo Castro-Ramirez will accompany on piano. This concert is free and counts as MusX140 recital attendance, “All Concerts.” The recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook page.
  • Seth Hull, Guitar – Graduate Student Recital: 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This concert is free and counts as MusX140 recital attendance, “All Concerts.” The recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook page.
  • Bobby Meador, Guitar – Graduate Student Recital: 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This concert is free and counts as MusX140 recital attendance, “All Concerts.” The recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook page.
  • Christian Clark, Percussion – Student Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This concert is free and counts as MusX140 recital attendance, “All Concerts.” The recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook page.


Diversity & Culture

  • Transgender 101: 9-11 a.m. Monday, Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center: The Transgender 101 trainings, as part of the Safe Zone program, provide an introduction to transgender identities. The two-hour training also provides best tips and practices for creating an inclusive campus environment for transgender and gender non-conforming students, staff and faculty.
  • CALS Speaker Series – Ali Noorani: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow: Ali Noorani is the executive director of the National Immigration Forum, a nonpartisan advocacy organization working to promote the value of immigrants. Noorani's presentation is "Out of Many, One: A Defining Moment for American Immigration."


Athletics & Recreation


Academics & Workshops

  • Dissertation Defense for Iris Mayes: 1-3 p.m. Monday, IRIC 305: Doctoral candidate in education Iris Mayes will defend her dissertation, “Understanding Dangerous Work: Implications for Pesticide Applicator Education in Idaho.”
  • Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink: Rural Gentrification’s Impact on Infrastructure of a Former Timber Town: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons: Ryanne Pilgeram is the presenter for this Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium.
  • Tech Tuesdays: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, AA 205 (CAA Computer Studio): Brush up on skills for design-related software.
  • Concept Design Society Meeting: 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, AA 114: The Concept Design Society is a group of art and design students that meets weekly to design characters, environments and storytelling elements, mostly through painting and digital art.
  • Listening Session: Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment: 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Clearwater/Whitewater rooms, Idaho Commons: Attend an informational session to learn about the university’s mission to build the largest research dairy in the country — the Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE). Join via Zoom.
  • NRS Thesis Defense: Brenna McGown: 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, CNR 200: “A River Runs Through It: The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act as an Archetype for Complex Natural Resource Management Issues” Join via Zoom.
  • World Landscape Architecture Month Guest Lecture: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, IRIC Step Auditorium: Attend a lecture series in honor of World Landscape Architecture month.
  • Implicit Bias: Applied Strategies: 12:30-1:20 p.m. Wednesday, ED 341 (Doceo Center): This facilitated conversation will provide an opportunity to brainstorm coping strategies and discuss tactics to disrupt and reduce implicit bias.
  • Inclusive and Accurate Approaches for Teaching Sex and Gender: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, IRIC 321: Join the RWiS: IDEA group for a workshop with Alex Webster, Ash Zemenick and Sarah Jones of Project Biodiversify. They will present on inclusive and accurate approaches for teaching sex and gender in biology, with an emphasis on sexual reproduction, sex determination and sexual selection.
  • NRS Thesis Defense: Anthony Martinez: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, CNR 200: “Characterizing and Ranking the Importance of Fire Refugia in the Northwestern U.S.” Join via Zoom.
  • ASUI Senate Meeting: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons: The Senate of the Associated Students of the University of Idaho meets weekly to discuss legislation and current projects. Students are encouraged to attend and give feedback at the open forum portion to ensure their voices are heard.
  • NRS Thesis Defense: Michelle Benedum: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, CNR 200: “The Power of a Forest: Informing Forest Bioenergy Policy Development through Facility Case Studies” Join via Zoom.
  • IBEST/CMCI Seminar Series: Scott Peckham: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, LIFE 277: Topic: "The Ontology for Scientific Variables and How it Supports Cross-Domain Interoperability of Data Sets and Models"
  • Basic Biosafety: 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Room 321, IRIC: Learn what the University of Idaho considers a biohazard and the principles of biosafety. Learn how risk assessments are performed and how to recognize and mitigate biohazardous risks.
  • Vandal Voices: How I Built an Engaging Community Using Social Media: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mountain time Thursday, Amsterdam Lounge, 609 Main St., Boise: Diana DeJesus will show how to create an authentic brand while remaining genuine and using social media as a platform to make a difference.
  • Fish and Wildlife Sciences Seminar Speaker – Andrew Rypel: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, CNR 10: “California on the Edge: Using Conservation Science to Forge a Future for Native Fishes”
  • Biological Sciences Seminar: John G. Phillips: 3:30-4:20 p.m. Friday, LIFE 277: "Macroevolution, Biogeography and Conservation in Subterranean Ecosystems"
  • Unique Voices in the Forty-Nine-Year Struggle for Environmental Protection, Activism and Health: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Law 104, Menard Law Building, Moscow and 4:30-6:30 Mountain time Friday, Room 313, Boise U of I Law Campus: Join ELS for a panel discussion focusing on a broad range of disciplines in which individuals can work toward protecting natural resources on a policy and legal basis, and use natural resources sustainably to promote public and environmental health.

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

Get Enlightened at Sex in the Dark Wednesday

At 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the dimly lit Ag Sci Auditorium, get answers to questions on sexual health and relationships. Glow-in-the-dark materials included. Learn more.

Learn Healthy Cooking at Vandalizing the Kitchen

For Earth Day, learn how to cook vegan meals at the last cooking class of the semester at 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Room 103 of the Student Recreation Center. No registration required.

News and Updates

Experience “Asterisk,” the MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Prichard Gallery: The Prichard Art Gallery will feature work from University of Idaho Master of Fine Arts candidates in the MFA Exhibit "Asterisk" that runs through Saturday, May 11, and includes work from three graduating master's students from the College of Art and Architecture — Logan Clancy, Jonathan Matteson and Ashley Vaughn. The students' mediums include abstract digital videos, sound art, multimedia and watercolor relief prints. Read more.

Learn Earth-Friendly Eating Habits: How does what you eat affect the environment? Join the Sustainability Center for “One Bite at a Time” at 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the Clearwater Room of Idaho Commons for tips on developing Earth-friendly eating habits. 
 
Celebrate Vandal Talent at Innovation Showcase: The College of Graduate Studies will host the eighth annual Innovation Showcase from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Summit Room of the Idaho Commons. The Innovation Showcase spotlights undergraduate and graduate student research and creative activity at the University of Idaho. Presentations will occur in 30-minute increments. This event is free. Learn more.
 
Attend a Personal Finance Workshop: Better Education About Money for Students (BEAMS) Program is a general financial education and individualized coaching program that sets students up for financial success by providing financial knowledge and skills. Learn about managing personal finances at the BEAMS Personal Finance Workshop from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, April 18, Room 327, Idaho Commons.

Take the Biodiesel Lab Tour: Join the Biodiesel Education Program for a tour of the biodiesel lab at 3 p.m. Friday, April 19, in JML Bay 72. Learn how biodiesel is made as well as how it is used to make a cleaner campus. The Vandal Clean Energy Club will also be introducing its new B100 biodiesel tank.
 
Exploring Bipartisan Climate Legislation: At 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Room 111 of Renfrew Hall, join world-renowned climate scientist Steve Ghan to hear about current legislation that could turn the tides on climate change in America.

Greg Möller Presents “The Quest for Earth”: Join Professor Greg Möller for a motivational talk at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 19, in Room 106 of the Agricultural Science Auditorium. “The Quest for Earth” is a call to action for a positive future that includes balance to the relationship between humankind and Earth. This event is a part of the Sustainability Center's Earth Fest and will be live-streamed globally from uidaho.edu/earth
 
Avoid Construction Zones: Construction zone in your way? Don't be tempted to go around barriers and travel through the site as a shortcut, for your safety as well as the safety of the construction workers. Barriers are there for a reason and it isn't worth the risk of injury or property damage. Read more at I-Safety for information on your safety and responsibilities around construction zones.
 
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session: The U of I Distinguished Scholarships Program is hosting an information session on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program from 10-11 a.m. Monday, April 22, in TLC 047. This session features a panel of experts (faculty and students) who will advise on how to develop a strong Fulbright application. For more information, contact Distinguished Scholarships Program Coordinator Dilshani Sarathchandra at dilshanis@uidaho.edu and/or visit the program website
 
Go on a Grocery Store Tour: Join a grocery store tour led by the campus dietitian to learn tips and tricks for making healthy meals on a budget. Students will receive free swag and resources. Sign up early. The upcoming tour will be held at 3-4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 18, at WinCo Foods, 1700 Pullman Road, Moscow. Registration is now open
 
Attend a Distinguished Scholarships General Information Session: The U of I Distinguished Scholarships Program is hosting a general information session at 3-4 p.m. Monday, April 22, in TLC 047. This session will provide an overview of distinguished scholarships and details of scholarship opportunities with early fall 2019 deadlines (e.g. Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Rhodes, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell and Schwarzman scholarships). For more information, contact Distinguished Scholarships Program Coordinator Dilshani Sarathchandra at dilshanis@uidaho.edu and/or visit the program website.
 
Apply for Technology Access Grants: The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem will fund up to five Technology Access Grants (TAGs) for U of I investigators interested in using the IVIS Imaging Service Center for research. Up to $1,200 per project will be awarded for hours of training provided by the service center, for use of the IVIS Lumina III and for data analysis completed on service center computers. U of I investigators, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and other research group members are eligible to apply. Applications will be reviewed starting today, April 15, and continue until five TAGs are awarded. Apply now.
 
Attend the Engineering Design EXPO April 26: University of Idaho students of all majors are invited to experience the many ways their peers are making a difference and solving real-world problems at the 2019 Engineering Design EXPO. The longest-running student engineering and technological innovation showcase in the Pacific Northwest, EXPO showcases senior projects from the U of I College of Engineering's senior capstone program. EXPO 2019 will be held 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at various locations throughout the Bruce M. Pitman Center. This event is free. Learn more and see the schedule.

Join ORED for Its Next Round of SAS Talks on Public Impact Research: Save the date for the Office of Research and Economic Development's fourth SAS (Short and Sweet) Talks from 4-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the IRIC Atrium. Faculty from across the university will highlight research around the theme "Public Impact Research: How Does Research Make the World a Better Place?" These talks are given at lightning-fast speed: 20 slides at 20 seconds each. Admission is free, food and beverages will be served. Learn more.

Registration Open for Storytelling Workshop and 48-Hour Film Challenge
Storytelling through film is the focus of U of I’s second annual Ambrose Storytelling Workshop, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the Idaho Commons Whitewater Room. The free community workshop — led by local filmmakers Benjamin James, Martin McGreevy and Jace Wrigley — will introduce participants to visual storytelling and demonstrate how filmmakers can use tools at their disposal to make high-quality films. More information on the workshop, including registration information, is available at uidaho.edu/ambrose.

Register for Fall Classes: Not sure of which classes you need to take or who might be your advisor? Email advising@uidaho.edu.

Help Wanted

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

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Law final exams: April 29
  • Spring final exams: May 6
  • Deadline to apply for summer graduation without late fee: May 10
  • Spring Commencement: May 11
  • Summer Session One classes begin: May 13
  • Summer Session One alternative six-week classes begin: May 20
  • Memorial Day: May 27
  • Summer Session Two classes begin: June 10
  • Summer Session Three six-week classes begin: June 24
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What's going on at the University of Idaho this week.
April 8, 2019

Volunteer at Spruce the Palouse

Enjoy a morning of trail work in a nature preserve at 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13, Theophilus Tower Lawn. Sign up.

Do the Dash After Dark 5K Fun Run

Celebrate the conclusion of spring classes with a fun run at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Student Rec Center. Register now.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • Health Hut: Health Resources On-the-Go: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Lobby, Idaho Commons: Stop by Vandal Health Education's Health Hut to learn about different aspects of health, find campus resources, talk to a peer educator and grab free SWAG. This hut is in observance of World Health Day.
  • UI Mind Drop-In Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, TLC 029: Engage in gently guided mindfulness meditation for stress, compassion and productivity. No experience is needed. Everyone is welcome. Join via Zoom.
  • Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Room 129, Student Health Center: Thinking about quitting or cutting back on nicotine? Freshstart is a four session program designed to support individuals in planning a successful quit attempt.
  • Green Dot Bystander Training: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, ALB 101: Sign up by email to greendot@uidaho.edu.
  • Zero-Waste Cooking Class: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, 1912 Center, 412 East 3rd Street, Moscow


Arts & Entertainment


Diversity & Culture

  • Day of Silence and Night of Noise Celebration: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons: For the Day of Silence, the LGBTQA Office and Gender and Sexuality Alliance will host a silent march bringing awareness about anti-LGBTQA bullying and harassment. Gather at the Wallace Residence Hall flagpole. The march will continue around the residence halls to the Idaho Commons. At 7 p.m., break the silence and celebrate LGBTQA people with dancing, food and fun. All are welcome.


Athletics & Recreation


Academics & Workshops

  • Soil Health and Cover Crops: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, webinar: This free webinar will introduce cover crops as a sustainable soil management tool and discuss optimal cover crop species selection and management practices ideal for Idaho growing conditions.
  • CMCI Brown Bag Lunch: Bryan Cwik: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Monday, IRIC 305: Bryan Cwik is an assistant professor at Portland State University. He studies moral and political philosophy, biomedical ethics and philosophy of science. His talk is titled, "Moving Beyond 'Therapy' and 'Enhancement' in the Ethics of Gene Editing."
  • From Greek to Governor – Community Presentation from Idaho Governor Brad Little: 4-5 p.m. Monday, International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center
  • Residence Hall Association Days: Tuesday through Friday, various locations
  • The ForEverglades Quest for Water Sustainability: Adapt, Innovate and Overcome: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons: Greg Moller and Food Science and Clean Water team members are the presenters for this Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium.
  • Tech Tuesdays: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, CAA Computer Studio, AA 205: Learn design-related software at Tech Tuesdays.
  • Concept Design Society Meeting: 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, AA 114: The Concept Design Society is a group of art and design students that meets weekly to design characters, environments and storytelling elements, mostly through painting and digital art.
  • PDI – How to Identify and Sell Your Transferable Skills: 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, IRIC 321: Professional Development Initiative (PDI) creates and coordinates events, workshops and classes and provides services that will help ensure the success of graduate students, postdocs and other early career trainees academically and in their careers.
  • Jan Randall Seminar: Mary Lidstrom, University of Washington: 3:30-4:20 p.m. Tuesday, LIFE 277: Biological Sciences is pleased to announce that Mary Lidstrom, from University of Washington will present the Randall Seminar on April 9. Her talk is titled "Life on Methane: Methanotrophy Revisited."
  • World Landscape Architecture Month Guest Lecture: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, IRIC Step Auditorium
  • A Practical Example of Text Encoding: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Room 120, Library: Learn how to encode a basic document according to the Text Encoding Initiative standards. Beginners welcome.
  • Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Meeting: 5:45-6:45 p.m. Wednesday, AA 206: Join landscape architecture students to discuss upcoming events like club design competitions, volunteer opportunities, upcoming field trips, community outreach, etc. Also give input on ideas for events.
  • ASUI Senate Meeting: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons: The Senate of the Associated Students of the University of Idaho (ASUI) meets weekly to discuss legislation and current projects. Students are encouraged to attend and give feedback at the open forum portion to ensure their voices are heard.
  • IBEST/CMCI Seminar Series: Wolfgang Banzhaf: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, LIFE 277: Banzhaf is the John R. Koza Chair for Genetic Programming in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. His research interests are in the field of bio-inspired computing, notably evolutionary computation and complex adaptive systems. His seminar series talk is titled, "Evolution, Creativity and the Notion of Time."
  • MLA Thesis Defense – Alison Tompkins: 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday, AA 206            
  • Wood River Policy Pub: The Future of Food: 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Sawtooth Brewery, 631 Warm Springs Road, Ketchum: The upcoming Policy Pub will showcase perspectives on food and agriculture in the Wood River Valley. Panelists will talk about sustainable food systems, the future of food production and consumption, water, and challenges specific to this part of Idaho.
  • Teacher Career Fair: 4-6 p.m. Thursday, International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center: School districts will be on campus to recruit for full-time career positions and student-teachers. The fair is free and open to the public. Dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume.
  • Landscape Architecture Tim Waterman Guest Lecture: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, TLC 032: Tim Waterman, a former restauranteur and rock musician (Nirvana opened for his band twice in their early years), aims to bring great landscape architecture to cities so people embed themselves in a "landship," consequently feeling a greater sense of belonging, engagement and meaning.
  • CMCI Annual Science Expo: 12:30-3 p.m. Friday, Best Western Plus University Inn, 1516 Pullman Road, Moscow: This poster session will highlight current research by CMCI faculty, postdocs and students. It is part of CMCI's annual External Advisory Committee meetings.
  • ENVS Dissertation Defense: Victoria DePalma: 2:45-3:45 p.m. Friday, CNR 10: Topic: “Ethical Frameworks of Our Moral Obligations to Climate Change: Advancing Policy through Philosophy” Join via Zoom.
  • Booktalk: Myisha Cherry: 5 p.m. Friday, BookPeople, 521 S. Main Street, Moscow: Myisha Cherry is an assistant professor of philosophy at University of California Riverside. Her research interest lies at the intersection of moral psychology and social and political philosophy. Cherry is also the host of the UnMute Podcast.

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

Images of Inspiration

Submit a photo with a caption around the theme "Inspiring Sustainability" to the Sustainability Center photo contest by Friday, April 12. First prize wins a weekend water package from the Outdoor Program.

Play Grocery Bingo

Join Campus Recreation for Grocery Bingo at 9 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Student Recreation Center. Each Bingo winner gets a bag of groceries. Games are free and open to all U of I students. Get more information.

News and Updates

Get to the Game of Thrones Photoshop Party: Join the Adobe Student Ambassadors for a Game of Thrones Photoshop Party at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, April 11 in ED 241. Students will learn Photoshop basics as they make some awesome Game of Thrones (GOT) artwork. There will be food and prizes, including a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card or some GOT swag. No experience necessary; all are welcome to attend.
 
Be Bike Aware: Springtime means more bicyclists are out sharing the roads and walkways. The roads will be safer if everyone — cyclists, drivers and pedestrians — know the rules of the road regarding bicyclists. Following the established rules of the road and riding, driving or walking with courtesy, respect and awareness can save lives. Read more at I-Safety.
 
City of Moscow Reminder to Dog Owners: The Moscow Police Department would like to remind dog owners that there is a city ordinance requiring that dogs be on a leash while inside city limits. Any person found in violation of this ordinance can be issued a citation, which is an infraction. Dog owners are also required to obtain a City Dog License and should always clean up after their dogs. Learn more about Moscow’s dog policies and the city’s two off-leash dog parks.
 
ASUI Hosts Discussion on Women in Politics: Join ASUI and the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action for Vote 4 Her at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center for a discussion on women in politics. There will be free food, a panel of knowledgeable women in politics and a great discussion. Speakers will include state Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy, Moscow Councilor Anne Zabala and state Rep. Megan Blanksma. Learn more.

Enter the Data Science Competition: The U of I Data Science Competition is on now until April 15. Winners will receive up to $1,000 in scholarships. There are two tracks: Data Analysis/Machine Learning and Data Visualization. Anyone with a U of I email address is welcome to participate in either or both of the competitions. Prizes will be limited to currently registered undergraduate and graduate students. Enter now.
 
Part Two of Plant-Nematode Interactions Discussion at Next IRIC Lunch and Learn: At the next IRIC Lunch and Learn at noon Thursday, April 11, in the IRIC Atrium, Nejra Solo, graduate student in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, will give a second presentation in a two-part Lunch and Learn talk on the potato cyst nematode, a microscopic worm that can cause up to 80 percent yield loss in infested potato fields and represents a serious problem for Idaho's $1.2 billion potato industry. Read more.

University of Idaho Arts Committee Has Two RFP’s Due April 12: Arts-Fee grants are provided to defray costs related to originating, producing and presenting creative projects. Students, faculty members and academic units are all eligible for arts grants. In addition, students are invited to submit artwork for the Utility Box Project that improves and beautifies campus aesthetics by wrapping electrical boxes with decorative vinyl coatings. Completed applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 12. Email completed application packets to uiarts@uidaho.edu. The application can be downloaded on the U of I Arts Committee webpage.
 
Attend a Presentation on Grizzly Bears in North Central Idaho: Join U of I alumnus David Mattson, Ph.D., along with Louisa Willcox, a large carnivore policy expert, at 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, in Room 10, College of Natural Resources, for a presentation about the history and potential recovery of grizzly bears in North Central Idaho.
 
Undergraduate Research Call for Student Proposals: The Office of Undergraduate Research is soliciting research proposals from students in any discipline for competitive undergraduate research grants. Successful applicants will receive a project budget up to $1,000 to fund research or creative projects. Projects must be conducted under the supervision of a U of I faculty mentor and are to be completed during the 2019 fall semester. The submission deadline is April 12. For more information, visit the Office of Undergraduate Research website.

Palouse Language and Culture Symposium Registration Opens: Registration is open for the sixth annual Palouse Language and Culture Symposium that will take place 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Education Building, Moscow. The symposium committee invites undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty to participate. The mission of the symposium is to promote cultural diversity, create a bridge between languages and cultures, and foster dialogue among learners, educators and researchers. Register now.
 
Register for the Innovation Showcase: The Innovation Showcase is a great way to show off research or creative activity to a wider audience, while also competing for scholarship award money. This competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students. The Innovation Showcase will be held Thursday, April 18, in the Summit Room of Idaho Commons with presentations running from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a hosted reception for presenters at 4:30 p.m. Visit the website for more information or email mikyla@uidaho.edu.
 
National Graduate Fellowship Program for DOE National Labs: At 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11 in the John C. Wahl thinkTANK, JEB 125, learn about the U.S. Department of Energy's National Graduate Fellowship Program and enjoy Papa John's pizza. Leesa Duckworth, Ph.D., will share details about the program and give advice to those considering application. This event is open to all graduate students in STEM including all engineers, computer scientists and those studying mathematics, physics, chemistry and statistics. Learn more at ngp.pnnl.gov.
 
Spring 2019 Library Workshop Series Has Begun: The Library's Spring workshop series features a workshop every week in topics ranging from R Code to OER, from Digital Humanities to data transformation. Each session introduces tools and skills that can impact your teaching, research and creative projects. All library events are free and open to the greater university community. Learn more and register for workshops.
 
Library Hosts the 2019 Booker's Dozen Book Art Exhibit Through April: The 2019 Booker's Dozen Book Art Exhibit can be viewed through the end of April on the first floor of the U of I Library. The exhibit is a biannual juried book art contest coordinated by the Idaho Center for the Book in Boise. Seventeen handmade art books selected from an international pool of submissions for this year's exhibit were chosen. This free exhibit will be open to the public through the month of April. Learn more.
 
Take a Grocery Store Tour at WinCo: Join a small, group tour led by the campus dietitian of a grocery store to learn tips and tricks for making healthy meals on a budget. Students will receive free swag and resources. The upcoming tour will be held at 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at WinCo, 1700 Pullman Road, Moscow. Participants must pre-register
 
Learn About the New ISEM 101 Abroad Program in Spain: Beginning in May 2020, students will have the opportunity to fulfill their ISEM 101 requirement abroad. The summer 2020 program will investigate the myth and history of Spain and the effects of ancient civilizations on its culture, traditions and politics with Professor Alyson Roy. Students will also have the opportunity to live with a host family in Seville and engage in volunteer opportunities, all while fulfilling their ISEM 101 credits. Contact abroad@uidaho.edu for more information.

Director of the World's Largest Non-Military Drone Fleet on Campus April 26: Mark Bathrick, director of the U.S. Department of the Interior's Unmanned Aircraft Systems program, will speak at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center on the Moscow campus. His speech is free as part of the U of I Engineering Design EXPO, the longest-running student engineering and technological innovation showcase in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more.

U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium April 29: The Office of Undergraduate Research invites undergraduates from all disciplines to present their work in poster format at the 2019 U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event will take place 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow. The abstract submission deadline is today, April 1. For more information about the symposium, including the online abstract submission form, visit the Office of Undergraduate Research website.

Library Now Has a Vandal Food Pantry: In partnership with the ASUI Center for Volunteerism and Social Action, the Vandal Food Pantry in the library is by the entrance to the map room on the first floor. It is open to all, take what you need.

Join ORED for Its Next Round of SAS Talks on Public Impact Research: Save the date for the Office of Research and Economic Development's fourth SAS (Short and Sweet) Talks at 4-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the IRIC Atrium. Faculty from across the university will highlight research around the theme "Public Impact Research: How Does Research Make the World a Better Place?" These straightforward, easy-to-follow talks are given at lightning-fast speed: 20 slides at 20 seconds each. Admission is free, food and beverages will be served, and plenty of networking opportunities will be provided. Learn more.

Women's Club Movement in Idaho is Subject of a Library Exhibit Through May 17: The exhibit, Idaho Club Women, looks at the Women's Club Movement in Idaho and celebrates some of the earliest women's clubs in the state and the impact of women's clubs on society. Beginning during Women's History Month, the exhibit is available for viewing on the second floor of the library through May 17. Read more.

Collect, Analyze and Share Data Using ArcGIS Online: ArcGIS Online is a web-based mapping platform for collecting, analyzing and sharing data. Contact Bruce Godfrey, GIS librarian, if interested in learning more about its capabilities and how to take advantage of it for research and teaching.

Learn About Options to Become a Registered Organ Donor: More than 116,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for organ donations. Individuals wishing to register as a registered organ donor can do so online, by mail, or in person at a Division of Motor Vehicles office. There are no fees to become an organ donor; any costs associated with organ donation, including lab tests, surgical fees and doctor's fees are paid by the organ donation organization. More information can be found online.
 
Show Your Vandal Spirit Every Friday: Are you proud of being a member of the Vandal Family? Let your enthusiasm show by participating in Vandal Spirit Fridays. Each Friday, all university employees and students statewide are encouraged to wear Vandal gear and show their silver and gold colors.

Help Wanted

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

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall registration opens: April 15
  • Deadline to withdraw from late eight-week classes: April 19
  • Law final exams: April 29
  • Spring final exams: May 6
  • Deadline to apply for summer graduation without late fee: May 10
  • Spring Commencement: May 11
  • Summer Session One classes begin: May 13
  • Summer Session One alternative six-week classes begin: May 20
  • Memorial Day: May 27
  • Summer Session Two classes begin: June 10
  • Summer Session Three six-week classes begin: June 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.
April 1, 2019

Sign Up Today for the Innovation Showcase

With prizes up to $500, the Innovation Showcase will be held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Summit Room of the Idaho Commons. This event is open to undergraduate and graduate students involved in research or creative activity.

Attend the 20th Annual Tutxinmepu Powwow

The Native American Student Center, in conjunction with the Native American Student Association and U of I, will host the Tutxinmepu Powwow at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 6 -7, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Learn more.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • Health Hut: Health Resources On-the-Go: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Lobby, Idaho Commons: Stop by Vandal Health Education's Health Hut to learn about different aspects of health, find campus resources, talk to a peer educator and grab free swag. This hut is focused on campus food security and enhancing access to food.
  • UI Mind Drop-In Mindfulness: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, TLC 029: Join in gently guided mindfulness meditation for stress, compassion and productivity. No experience is needed. Everyone is welcome. Join via Zoom.
  • Healthy Relationships: Deal Breakers and Desires: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, AG SCI 106: Learn about aspects of healthy relationships, reflect on relationship red flags and learn how to support a friend. This workshop is provided in collaboration with the Violence Prevention Programs.
  • Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Room 129, Student Health Center: Thinking about quitting or cutting back on nicotine? Freshstart is a four-session program designed to support individuals in planning a successful quit attempt. Pre-register online or email jenebah@uidaho.edu to sign up.


Arts & Entertainment


Diversity & Culture

  • SAAM Slam: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Vandal Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center: Attend the third Annual SAAM Slam. As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this event draws from the talents of experienced and new poet performers. Empowering and impactful, the SAAM Slam highlights the voices of supporters, survivors and those who want to see an end to sexual violence. This event includes mature content.


Athletics & Recreation

  • Open Kayak Pool Session: 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, U of I Swim Center: This is a chance for kayakers of all experience levels to work on skills in the safety of the pool. Cost is $5, pay at the pool.
  • Women’s Whitewater Kayak Clinic: 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, U of I Swim Center: Learn basic paddling strokes, braces, rolling and boat fitting. Cost is $40. Sign up at the Outdoor Program Office.
  • River Canyon Backpack: Saturday and Sunday, Rapid River: Explore the scenic Rapid River area. Hike to the sound of the river and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you on this women's overnight backpacking trip.
  • Swiftwater Rescue Training: Saturday and Sunday, Potlatch River: Learn how to keep yourself safe and rescue others in whitewater. Taught by Swiftwater Safety Institute.


Academics & Workshops

  • Voting: 2019-20 ASUI Elections: Monday - Wednesday, via email: Students will be emailed the link to the voting form to their @vandals.uidaho.edu account.
  • Advisor Development Series – Pre-Health Professions: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, Crest Room, Idaho Commons: Learn more about the services provided by the university’s pre-health professions staff.
  • Women in Engineering Networking Dinner: 4:30 p.m. Monday, International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center: Open to U of I students, faculty, staff and engineering professionals. This free event is hosted by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). This event includes a buffet dinner and no-host bar.
  • Career Workshops with the Advisory Council: 9:30-11:45 a.m. Tuesday, AAN 203: Design professionals and alumni from the College of Art and Architecture Advisory Council will be offering career workshops for students. Learn career skills for creative fields, including portfolio building and personal branding.
  • Tech Tuesdays: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, AA 205: Need a tutorial on design-related software? Attend Tech Tuesdays to gain skills. During the month of February, workshops will focus on Rhino3D, a commercial 3D computer graphics and computer-aided design application software.
  • Concept Design Society Meeting: 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, AA 114: The Concept Design Society is a group of art and design students that meets weekly to design characters, environments and storytelling elements, mostly through painting and digital art.
  • Communicating Your Research Through Story Maps: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Room 120, Library: Using ArcGIS Online, learn how to access and create a story map using shared online content as well as uploaded content. No GIS background is necessary to get started.
  • Top Questions Employers Like to Ask During Interviews Workshop: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Clearwater-Whitewater rooms, Idaho Commons
  • Intro to Arduino: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, MILL, Library: The purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate the various functions of Arduino while also teaching participants the basics of Arduino circuits. Participants will build circuits and upload a pre-made code with an end goal of completing a light sequence.
  • Etiquette Dinner: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center: The Etiquette Dinner is an evening of learning proper dining and business etiquette in professional situations over a multi-course meal. Receive instruction on etiquette topics as well and have time to talk with fellow dinner guests, practice skills, laugh and get to know each other.
  • ASUI Senate Meeting: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons: The Senate of the Associated Students of the University of Idaho (ASUI) meets weekly to discuss legislation and current projects. Students are encouraged to attend and give feedback at the open forum portion to ensure their voices are heard.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Application Workshop: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Vandal Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center: Mark Silver, senior program officer in the research division of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), will conduct a workshop about NEH funding opportunities and application strategies. This workshop is free.
  • IBEST/CMCI Seminar Series: Lin Chen: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, LIFE 277: Lin Chen is an associate professor of biostatistics at the University of Chicago. Her overall research interests focus on the development of statistical methods for analyzing high-dimensional genomics data. Her talk is titled "Integrative Genomic Association and Mediation Analysis."
  • Write-In No. 6: 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Panorama Room, Idaho Commons: Work on your thesis, dissertation, manuscript or any other writing or quiet study project in the company of other graduate students and postdocs. Attend for some or all four hours. Snacks are provided.

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

Master Healthy and Simple Desserts

Learn easy-to-make, healthy desserts with the campus dietician at the next Vandalizing the Kitchen, at 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in Classroom 103 of the Student Recreation Center.

Take the Haul Your Water Challenge

Get a glimpse of life in the past with the Haul Your Water Challenge at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the Pavilion, Idaho Commons. Sponsored by the Sustainability Center.

News and Updates

Online Tutoring for U of I Undergraduates: Undergraduates have access to free online tutoring that is provided by the same tutors who staff Vandal Drop-In Tutoring in the Library. See the schedule and to find clickable links to join a tutoring session.

Sign Up for Moms' Weekend Cookie Decorating Classes: The Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences invites everyone to celebrate Vandal spirit by decorating six delicious sugar cookies during classes that take place over Moms’ Weekend: 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, and 9 a.m. Sunday, April 7, in the Carmelita Spencer Foods Laboratory, Niccolls Building. Consumer Science Expert-in-Residence Candi Bailey will demonstrate step-by-step techniques. Participants will take home recipes and spend an enjoyable, creative time with family and friends. Cost is $25 per person. Register now.

Celebrate Vandal Giving Day: Join Vandal Giving Day activities in the ASUI Student Lounge from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m Tuesday-Wednesday, April 2-3. Eat pizza, play video games, participate in the Vandal Coin Quest for prizes. Learn more about Vandal Giving Day.

Sign Up for a Saturday of Service: The Volunteer Center's annual Spring Day of Service is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20. Sign up as an individual or as a group by Thursday, April 4. Register at uidaho.edu/volunteer or on your VandalSync account. The first 100 people to sign up get free T-shirts and free snacks.

Attend the Zero Waste Workshop: At 4-5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, join the Sustainability Center for a workshop to make reusable beeswax food wrap and discuss sustainable shopping habits. This event is open to the first 10 people who sign up by emailing uisc-volunteers@uidaho.edu.

Office of Research and Economic Development to Host Open House: Join the Office of Research and Economic Development on an adventure through Morrill Hall at 3-5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Morrill Hall. Guests will learn more about research units and institutes and what services they have to offer at U of I. Enjoy tours of every floor, attendee favors, delectable desserts and a chance at raffle prizes.

China on the Palouse Speaker Series Explores Rice Theory of Culture: The Confucius Institute and the Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem are proud to co-host a China on the Palouse speaker series event with Thomas Talhelm, who will present a talk, “The Rice Theory of Culture” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in TLC 047. This talk explains how rice farming and wheat farming created very different cultures in the East and West — and northern and southern China. Visit the Facebook event page.

Artist Showcase Features Alum Cody Muir: An art showcase featuring U of I alumnus and artist Cody Muir will be held 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the Hays Hall Alumni Lounge. The event will include several artworks by Muir, refreshments and the chance to mingle with fellow art enthusiasts. Muir is a freelance graphic design artist in Moscow whose signature style features vibrant colors and intriguing mediums. RSVP.

Volunteer to Plant Trees: Volunteer to restore the roots of the Palouse at 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6. Join the Sustainability Center in planting native trees along Paradise Creek with the Palouse Conservation District. Sign up.

Paint and Plant with your "Mums": Bring family members to paint pots and select a succulent to take home to remember the 2019 Moms' Weekend at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in the International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center. This is a drop-in event, stop by anytime between these times to join the fun.

Experience Indian Culture at India Night 2019: The Indian Student's Association will present India Night, an Indian cultural extravaganza, from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Enjoy authentic Indian food, Indian classical and folk dance, a fashion show of various Indian traditional attire and short presentations. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for general admission. Children up to 5 years old are admitted free. For tickets or further information, contact 256-479-8689, 208-301-4151 or email pell4915@vandals.uidaho.edu.

ASUI Hosts Discussion on Women in Politics: Join ASUI and the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action for Vote 4 Her at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center for a discussion on women in politics. There will be free food, a panel of knowledgeable women in politics and a great discussion. Speakers will include state Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy, Moscow Councilor Anne Zabala and state Rep. Megan Blanksma Learn more.

Policy Pub Explores the Future of Food: The University of Idaho's James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research is pleased to present Policy Pub: The Future of Food, 5-6 p.m. Mountain time Thursday, April 11, at the Sawtooth Brewery Public House and Tap Room, 631 Warm Springs Road, Ketchum. Read more.

University of Idaho Arts Committee Has Two RFP’s Due April 12: Arts-Fee grants are provided to defray costs related to originating, producing and presenting creative projects. Students, faculty members and academic units are all eligible for arts grants. In addition, students are invited to submit artwork for the Utility Box Project that improves and beautifies campus aesthetics by wrapping electrical boxes with decorative vinyl coatings. Completed applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 12. Email completed application packets to uiarts@uidaho.edu. The application can be downloaded on the U of I Arts Committee webpage.

Submit to the Sustainability Photography Contest: Submit a photo with a caption around the theme "Inspiring Sustainability" to the Sustainability Center photo contest by April 12. First prize wins a weekend water package the from Outdoor Program.

Play Grocery Bingo: Join Campus Recreation for Grocery Bingo at 9 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Student Rec Center. There will be over 60 bags of groceries and other kitchen giveaways. Each Bingo winner gets a bag of groceries. Games are free and open to all U of I students. Get more information.

Undergraduate Research Call for Student Proposals: The Office of Undergraduate Research is soliciting research proposals from students in any discipline for competitive undergraduate research grants. Successful applicants will receive a project budget up to $1,000 to fund research or creative projects. Projects must be conducted under the supervision of a U of I faculty mentor and are to be completed during the 2019 fall semester. The submission deadline is April 12. For more information, visit the Office of Undergraduate Research website.

Palouse Language and Culture Symposium Registration Opens: Registration is open for the sixth annual Palouse Language and Culture Symposium that will take place 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Education Building, Moscow. The symposium committee invites undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty to participate. The mission of the symposium is to promote cultural diversity, create a bridge between languages and cultures, and to foster dialogue among learners, educators and researchers. Register now.

Enter the Data Science Competition: The U of I Data Science Competition is on now until April 15. Winners will receive up to $1,000 in scholarships. There are two tracks: Data Analysis/Machine Learning and Data Visualization. Anyone with a U of I email address is welcome to participate in either or both of the competitions. Prizes will be limited to currently registered undergraduate and graduate students. Enter now.

Director of the World's Largest Non-Military Drone Fleet on Campus April 26: Mark Bathrick, director of the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) Unmanned Aircraft Systems program, will speak at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center on the Moscow campus. His speech is free as part of the U of I Engineering Design EXPO, the longest-running student engineering and technological innovation showcase in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more.

U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium April 29: The Office of Undergraduate Research invites undergraduates from all disciplines to present their work in poster format at the 2019 U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event will take place 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow. The abstract submission deadline is today, April 1. For more information about the symposium, including the online abstract submission form, visit the Office of Undergraduate Research website.

Library Now Has a Vandal Food Pantry: In partnership with the ASUI Center for Volunteerism and Social Action, the Vandal Food Pantry in the library is by the entrance to the map room on the first floor. It is open to all, take what you need.

Join ORED for Its Next Round of SAS Talks on Public Impact Research: Save the date for the Office of Research and Economic Development's fourth SAS (Short and Sweet) Talks at 4-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the IRIC Atrium. Faculty from across the university will highlight research around the theme "Public Impact Research: How Does Research Make the World a Better Place?" These straightforward, easy-to-follow talks are given at lightning-fast speed: 20 slides at 20 seconds each. Admission is free, food and beverages will be served, and plenty of networking opportunities will be provided. Learn more.

Women's Club Movement in Idaho is Subject of a Library Exhibit Through May 17: The exhibit, Idaho Club Women, looks at the Women's Club Movement in Idaho and celebrates some of the earliest women's clubs in the state and the impact of women's clubs on society. Beginning during Women's History Month, the exhibit is available for viewing on the second floor of the library through May 17. Read more.

Collect, Analyze and Share Data Using ArcGIS Online: ArcGIS Online is a web-based mapping platform for collecting, analyzing and sharing data. Contact Bruce Godfrey, GIS librarian, if interested in learning more about its capabilities and how to take advantage of it for research and teaching.

Learn About the New ISEM 101 Abroad Program in Spain: Beginning in May 2020, students will have the opportunity to fulfill their ISEM 101 requirement abroad. The summer 2020 program will investigate the myth and history of Spain and the effects of ancient civilizations on its culture, traditions and politics with Professor Alyson Roy. Students will also have the opportunity to live with a host family in Seville and engage in volunteer opportunities, all while fulfilling their ISEM 101 credits. Contact abroad@uidaho.edu for more information.

Learn About Options to Become a Registered Organ Donor: More than 116,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for organ donations. Individuals wishing to register as a registered organ donor can do so online, by mail, or in person at a Division of Motor Vehicles office. There are no fees to become an organ donor; any costs associated with organ donation, including lab tests, surgical fees and doctor's fees are paid by the organ donation organization. More information can be found online.

Help Wanted

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

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall registration opens: April 15
  • Deadline to withdraw from late eight-week classes: April 19
  • Law final exams: April 29
  • Spring final exams: May 6
  • Deadline to apply for summer graduation without late fee: May 10
  • Spring Commencement: May 11
  • Summer Session One classes begin: May 13
  • Summer Session One alternative six-week classes begin: May 20
  • Memorial Day: May 27
  • Summer Session Two classes begin: June 10
  • Summer Session Three six-week classes begin: June 24
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What's going on at the University of Idaho this week.
March 25, 2019

Fish and Wildlife Film Festival Screens this Week

This Fish and Wildlife Film Festival takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Borah Theater, Bruce M. Pitman Center, and at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 28, at the Kenworthy Theater in Moscow. For both events, admission is free for students. Learn more and get tickets.

New York Times Climate Reporter Visits Idaho

Kendra Pierre-Louis of The New York Times will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Admin Auditorium, Moscow, and also at 11:45 a.m. Mountain time Wednesday, March 27, at the Grove Hotel in Boise. Her talks are free and open to the public. Read more.

Events This Week


Health & Wellness

  • QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Prevention Training: 10-11 a.m. Monday, Panorama Room, Idaho Commons: QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. It is an evidenced-based, one-hour training program to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide.
  • Health Hut: Health Resources On-the-Go: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Lobby, Idaho Commons: Stop by Vandal Health Education's Health Hut to learn about different aspects of health, find campus resources, talk to a peer educator and grab free swag. This hut's focus is on suicide prevention and how to help a friend.
  • Mental Health First Aid for Students: 4-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Room 103, Student Recreation Center: Mental Health First Aid is a certification program to help with understanding and responding to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
  • UI Mind Drop-In Meditation: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, TLC 029: Participate in gently guided mindfulness meditation for stress, compassion and productivity. No experience needed. Everyone welcome. Available via Zoom.
  • Freshstart Tobacco Cessation: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Room 129, Student Health Center: Thinking about quitting or cutting back on nicotine? Freshstart is a four-session program designed to support individuals in planning a successful quit attempt.
  • Vandalizing the Kitchen: 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Room 103, Student Recreation Center: Learn the basics of cooking delicious and nutritious meals quickly and on a student budget. Each class features easy-to-make recipes and free samples.


Arts & Entertainment

  • Concept Design Society Meeting: 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, AA 114: The Concept Design Society is a group of art and design students that meets weekly to design characters, environments and storytelling elements, mostly through painting and digital art.
  • Patrick Jones, Saxophone – Faculty Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: Tickets are available at the door: $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens. This event counts as MusX140 recital attendance "Faculty/Guest." Recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook Page.
  • Screen Printing at the MILL: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, MILL, Library: This workshop will outline the basics of screen printing, the process by which ink is transferred to clothing using silk screens. This workshop will offer three premade designs for participants to choose from, along with support and information about making custom designs for later use.
  • Derek Brown, Beatbox Sax – Guest Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: Tickets are available at the door: $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens.This performance counts as MusX140 recital attendance "Faculty/Guest."
  • Carrie Nolan, Composition – Student Recital: 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This event is free and open to the public and counts as MusX140 recital attendance "All Concerts." Recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook Page.
  • Peter Daniel, Composition – Student Recital: 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This event is free and open to the public and counts as MusX140 Recital Attendance "All Concerts." Recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook Page.
  • Kelly Reed, Composition – Student Recital: 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This event is free and open to the public and counts as MusX140 recital attendance "All Concerts." Recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook Page.
  • Bobby Meador, Composition – Student Recital: 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: This event is free and open to the public and counts as MusX140 recital attendance "All Concerts." Recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook Page.
  • SAI Women Composers Concert: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music: Sigma Alpha Iota Women's Music Fraternity presents an evening of music written by women. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit SAI Philanthropies. This event counts as MusX140 recital attendance "All Concerts." Recital will be live-streamed on the LHSOM Facebook Page.


Diversity & Culture

  • The Bandana Project: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Clearwater-Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons: The Bandana Project sheds light on the working conditions and dangers farmworking women face everyday in the fields right here in Idaho and the Northwest. Decorate a bandana to show support for those who pick our food. All are welcome. Materials are provided.
  • Voces del Campo: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Vandal Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center: This event features stories from U of I students and their families of farmworking experiences from the fields of Idaho. This event contains original work with some mature content including themes of interpersonal violence. All are welcome to attend. Admission is free with donations encouraged.
  • El Color de Nuestra Tierra: 5-7 p.m. Saturday, International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center: Movimiento Activista Social will be hosting their 10th annual "El Color de Nuestra Tierra" event. Free and open to the public, this year's theme is "La Época de Oro del cine Mexicano" (the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema).


Athletics & Recreation


Academics & Workshops

  • NRS Thesis Defense Peter Noble: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, CNR 203A: Topic: “Exploring Adoption Success of a Fire Management Decision Support System: Manager Perspectives of the Wildland Fire Decision Support System.” Also available via Zoom.
  • ASUI 2019-2020 Senate Candidate Forum: Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Atrium, Idaho Commons: 2019-2020 ASUI Senate candidates will face-off over a series of questions regarding their candidacy and aspirations for next year.
  • Reception with Electro-Mechanical Systems Leader John Rockwell ’73: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, thinkTANK, Room 126, Janssen Engineering Building: Rockwell has over 30 years’ experience leading and owning technical organizations and designing electro-mechanical systems. He is president of Marpac Medical Devices and Sierra Peaks, both dealing with specialty products for government agencies.
  • Artificial Intelligence Devices at the Edge: Opportunities, Challenges and Implications: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons: Vishal Saxena is the presenter for this Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium.
  • Tech Tuesdays: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, CAA Computer Studio, AA 205: During the month of March, workshops will focus on Rhino3D, a commercial 3D computer graphics and computer-aided design application software.
  • Basic Biosafety: 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, IRIC 321: Learn what the University of Idaho considers a biohazard and the principles of biosafety. Learn how risk assessments are performed and how to recognize and mitigate biohazardous risks.
  • Idaho Milk Products Employer Information Session: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, TLC 222: An employer representative from Idaho Milk Products will be on campus to talk about potential opportunities. Operations management, food science, dairy science, chemical and mechanical engineering majors are highly encouraged to attend. Food will be served.
  • Yellowstone Theological Institute Graduate School Info Tabling: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Lobby, Idaho Commons: Stop by Yellowstone Theological Institute's table to learn about graduate program opportunities.
  • Speeding Up Your R Code!: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Room 120, Library: Join us for a workshop offering information, tips and principles for writing R code that runs faster and more efficiently. The target audience is anyone who understands the basics of R. Newer, intermediate and advanced users are welcome.
  • Responsible Conduct of Research – Conflict of Interest/Financial Conflict of Interest: 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, IRIC 305
  • Write-In #5: 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aurora Room, Idaho Commons: Work on your thesis, dissertation, manuscript or any other writing or quiet study project in the company of other graduate students and postdocs. If you plan to use a computer, bring your own. Attend for some or all four hours. Snacks are provided.
  • Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Meeting: 5:45-6:45 p.m. Wednesday, AA 206: Join landscape architecture students to discuss upcoming events like club design competitions, volunteer opportunities, upcoming field trips, community outreach, etc. Also give input on ideas for events.
  • ASUI Senate Meeting: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons: The Senate of the Associated Students of the University of Idaho (ASUI) meets weekly to discuss legislation and current projects. Students are encouraged to attend and give feedback at the open forum portion to ensure their voices are heard.
  • IBEST/CMCI Seminar Series: Peter Ralph: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, LIFE 277: Peter Ralph is affiliated with the Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Oregon and a member of the departments of mathematics and biology. His talk is titled, "Spatial Population Genetics: Ecology, Evolution and Simulation."
  • MNR Final Presentation: Justin (Max) Forgensi: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, CNR 200: Topic: “Long-Term Sustainable Management for High-Use Recreation Areas” Join via Zoom.
  • ASUI 2019-2020 Candidate Forum: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Room C26, Wallace Residence Center Basement: The Final Open Forum for the 2019-2020 ASUI candidates. President/VP tickets and Senators will share the time to answer questions regarding their candidacy and aspirations for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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

Attend the Student Success Conference

The Student Success Conference is 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Vandal Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow. All voices in the Vandal Family are critical to this effort, so register early. Lunch will be provided. Register now.

Vandal Green Dot Training for Students

Green Dot training is a bystander intervention program that will help reduce interpersonal violence. The next training is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 27 and 28. Register by email at greendot@uidaho.edu by 5 p.m. today, March 25.

News and Updates

Advising Season is Here: It's time to see an advisor for fall 2019 classes. If you are not sure who your advisor is, email advising@uidaho.edu.

Show Some Appreciation: Has a faculty or staff member made a positive impact on your U of I experience? Share the love and tell them how much their support has meant. This week, March 25-29, U of I Academic Advising Association will collect thank you notes for distribution to staff and faculty across campus. Short on time? Submit an electronic thank you. Prefer to write your note by hand? Thank-you cards will also be available at the Vandal Success Center reception desk on the 3rd floor of the Idaho Commons building. Write a card and drop it in the “Advisor Appreciation” mailbox for delivery.

Women in Engineering Networking Dinner Features Industry Leaders: The Women in Engineering Networking Dinner for professional development with female industry leaders will take place 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow. The dinner is free and open to students, faculty and staff. Hosted by the Society of Women Engineers, the event includes a buffet dinner and no-host bar. Registration closes today, March 25. Register online.

Attend Grad Funding 102: The College of Graduate Studies will hold a seminar to discuss everything you need to know about funding opportunities for grad school. The sessions take place 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Clearwater Room, Idaho Commons. Choose to attend on either of the following dates: March 26 or 27.

Submit Slam Poetry: Submissions are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Poetry Slam. All experience levels are welcome to submit poetry and perform. Deadline for submission is March 27. SAAM Slam is 7 p.m., April 2, Vandal Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center. Submit poetry.

Protect Paradise Creek: Volunteer to install labels on the 56 storm drains around campus with the Sustainability Center. Sign up for the March 30 event on the Sustainability Center website.

Nominations Open for Larry Craig ASUI Leadership Endowment: Nominations are being accepted for the U.S. Senator Larry E. Craig ASUI Student Leadership Endowment. The award is directed toward students who excel in their education and who show potential to succeed in their field of study. This year’s award is $1,000. A student may only be considered for this endowment through staff or faculty nomination; if interested, seek a nominator. Nominations will be accepted through March 28. Learn more and nominate.

Nominate for the Athena Student Excellence Award: The Athena Women's Professional Organization at U of I seeks nominations (including self-nominations) for the Athena Student Excellence Award honoring a student who is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable climate for women. Submit a nomination by April 1.

Sign Up for Mom’s Weekend Cookie Decorating Classes: The Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences invites everyone to celebrate Vandal spirit by decorating six delicious sugar cookies during classes that take place over Mom’s Weekend: 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, and 9 a.m. Sunday, April 7, in the Carmelita Spencer Foods Laboratory, Niccolls Building. Consumer Science Expert-in-Residence Candi Bailey will demonstrate step-by-step techniques. Participants will take home recipes and spend an enjoyable, creative time with family and friends. Cost is $25 per person. Register now.

Learn About Key Plant-Nematode Interactions at Next IRIC Lunch and Learn: At the next IRIC Lunch and Learn, at noon Thursday, March 28, in the IRIC Atrium, postdoctoral researcher and nematology specialist Joanna Kud will give a talk focusing on the potato cyst nematode, a reviled pest in Idaho that can cause up to 80 percent yield loss in infested potato fields. This presentation is part of the IRIC Lunch and Learn series, which allows students, faculty and staff to share and cross-pollinate ideas in a fun and informal lunchtime setting. All are encouraged to attend and participate in discussion. Free drinks and snacks are also provided. The talk is also available via Zoom.

Office of Research and Economic Development to Host Open House: Join the Office of Research and Economic Development on an adventure through Morrill Hall at 3-5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Morrill Hall. Guests will learn more about the research units and institutes and what services they have to offer at the University of Idaho. Enjoy tours of every floor, attendee favors, delectable desserts and a chance at raffle prizes.

Attend an Open Forum on Proposed FY2020 Changes to Campus Parking and Transportation: The proposed FY2020 parking and transportation system changes are designed to enhance our campus' alternative transportation network; address customer priorities of space availability and permit affordability; and improve parking technology, maintenance and quality, in accordance with Parking and Transportation Services unit's strategic plan. Learn more and attend an open forum.

Policy Pub Explores the Future of Food: The University of Idaho's James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research is pleased to present Policy Pub: The Future of Food, 5-6 p.m. Mountain time Thursday, April 11, at the Sawtooth Brewery Public House and Tap Room, 631 Warm Springs Road, Ketchum. Read more.

Undergraduate Research Call for Student Proposals: The Office of Undergraduate Research is soliciting research proposals from students in any discipline for competitive undergraduate research grants. Successful applicants will receive a project budget up to $1,000 to fund research or creative projects. Projects must be conducted under the supervision of a U of I faculty mentor and are to be completed during the 2019 fall semester. Submission deadline is April 12. For more information, visit the Office of Undergraduate Research website.

China on the Palouse Speaker Series Explores the Rice Theory of Culture: The Confucius Institute and the Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem are proud to co-host a China on the Palouse speaker series event with Thomas Talhelm, who will present a talk, “The Rice Theory of Culture” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in TLC 047. This talk explains how rice farming and wheat farming created very different cultures in the East and West — and northern and southern China. Visit the Facebook event page.

Research Participants Needed for Research on Perceptions of Climate Change: Have you changed your mind about climate change? Kristin Haltinner and Dilshani Sarathchandra, along with their research team, are interested in understanding the factors that contribute to people changing their mind on climate change. Interview participants will receive a $10 gift card to WinCo. Interviews will take approximately one hour. Those who have changed their minds about climate change and are interested in participating, can email Kristin Haltinner at khaltinner@uidaho.edu to schedule an interview.

Don't Feed the Wildlife: As tempting as it may be, feeding wildlife on campus is prohibited for several reasons, including it being a practice that is harmful to wildlife populations in the long run. Faculty, staff and students are guided by U of I policy (APM 40.22) which notes "Feeding of natural and feral wildlife is prohibited because of ongoing safety and health issues, vermin population increases around campus buildings and damage to landscape plant materials from increased and non-sustainable animal populations." Read on at I-Safety for more information about the science and evidence behind this policy.

U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium April 29: The Office of Undergraduate Research invites undergraduates from all disciplines to present their work in poster format at the 2019 U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event will take place 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow. The abstract submission deadline is April 1. For more information about the symposium, including the online abstract submission form, visit the Office of Undergraduate Research website.

Save the Date for the 20th Annual Tutxinmepu Powwow: The Native American Student Center, in conjunction with the Native American Student Association and the University of Idaho, will host the Tutxinmepu Powwow at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 6 -7, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Learn more.

Play Grocery Bingo: Join Campus Recreation for Grocery Bingo at 9 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Student Rec Center. There will be over 60 bags of groceries and other kitchen giveaways. Each Bingo winner gets a bag of groceries. Games are free and open to all U of I students. Get more information.

Register for the Innovation Showcase: The Innovation Showcase is a great way to show off research or creative activity to a wider audience, while also competing for scholarship award money. This competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students. The Innovation Showcase will be held Thursday, April 18, in the Summit Room of Idaho Commons with presentations running from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a hosted reception for presenters at 4:30 p.m. Visit the website for more information or email mikyla@uidaho.edu.

U of I Student Selected for a Fulbright Award to Denmark: Taylor Azizeh, a senior majoring in environmental science and wildlife resources, has been selected for a Fulbright Study/Research Award to Denmark. During the grant period, Azizeh will take master’s courses at the Arctic Research Center in Denmark and conduct Arctic research and fieldwork at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources in Nuuk, Greenland. Read more.

Check Out University House: University House, the official residence of the president and first family of the University of Idaho, is ready for its debut. Alum Robert Zimmer ’81 was the architect. We invite you to learn about and explore this beautiful residence via a video tour, photo album and information links.

Help Wanted

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

Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall academic advising begins: March 25
  • Summer registration opens: March 25
  • Deadline to withdraw or change semester classes to audit: March 29
  • Fall registration opens: April 15
  • Deadline to withdraw from late eight-week classes: April 19
  • Law final exams: April 29
  • Spring final exams: May 6
  • Deadline to apply for summer graduation without late fee: May 10
  • Spring Commencement: May 11
Have questions about upcoming deadlines? Contact the Registrar's Office.
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