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UI Facilities Launches Construction News Webpage

With the closure of an academic year comes the flurry of work crews and vehicles, construction and projects around campus and in the Moscow community surrounding UI. This summer will be no different for Vandal employees and UI visitors. To keep the entire Vandal community up to date about key construction-related projects happening, an online, UI Construction News information page has been created at uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates.  Read more.
 

Mental Health Training Opportunity June 14-15

Mental Health First Aid is a certification program to help participants understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This free course is offered to UI faculty and staff only. The training consists of two classes: 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday and Thursday, June 14-15, in the SRC Classroom. Breakfast is provided. Register online by June 1 at www.uidaho.edu/mentalhealthfirstaid.
 

LED Light Bulb Inspections Continue During Summer Months

Last fall, the university replaced over 66,000 campus fluorescent lamps on the Moscow campus, as well as at UI property in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls. The bulb replacement project was part of an Avista energy-efficiency program partnership that will save the university approximately $355,000 annually and also reduce general maintenance costs long term. The university is re-inspecting all campus lamps for proper installation and general fixture safety. Light inspections and maintenance repair is estimated to be done in late June. Read more.
 

ITS Launches into Training in Preparation for Future Service Model

In preparation for the transition to a new service model and structure coming later this summer, Information Technology Services (ITS) staff will be involved in intensive training. The technical learning activities are occurring during their regular workday to build their skills and prepare for their future roles in serving the university community in a transformative way. Read more.
 

University's Lesser Known Benefits Forum

We all know there are benefits to working for the University of Idaho, but do you know all of them? For instance, did you know your employment at the University of Idaho qualifies you for up to an 18 percent cellphone discount? Come join the Staff Council-sponsored open forum from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 1, in the Idaho Commons Whitewater Room for refreshments and a presentation from Arlette Jameson, benefits specialist in Human Resources. 
 

UI Team Looking for ANSYS Multiphysics License Partners

Are you interested in using the ANSYS Multiphysics software for research and/or teaching? A team consisting of seven faculty members from the College of Engineering and College of Science is seeking partners to share in acquiring a campuswide license for ANSYS Multiphysics. This license would support multiple research seats that can be checked out by multiple users. The license will also provide a generous number of seats for teaching labs. The software can be used for modeling problems in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, fluid-structure interactions, heat transfer, combustion, electromagnetic fields and mathematics. For additional details, please contact Professor Tao Xing at xing@uidaho.edu.
 

UI Records Center Summer Service Changes

UI’s Records Center in the Office of Records Management has switched its business service hours for the summer. The center will be open 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. The Records Center is located in the lower level of the Pitman Center (Room 53) and guides and assists the university community with its records retention needs. Read more.
 

QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

QPR is a free, evidence-based training to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide. Participants learn to recognize warning signs of suicide, offer hope, refer for help, and save a life. This one hour training is free and is from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Commons Crest Room. Pre-register online at uidaho.edu/qpr.
 

UI Students, Employees Get Free Access to New York Times Online

It’s not too good to be true! It’s a real freebie for every UI student and employees for just being a Vandal who likes to read. In partnership with Associated Students University of Idaho (ASUI), the UI Library is offering all UI students, faculty and staff full online access to the New York Times for absolutely no cost to users. Read more.
 

Researchers, Campus Community Invited to IRIC Summer Seminars

The IRIC Seminar Series brings faculty, staff and students together to learn about University of Idaho research and resources. This summer's series features speakers whose offices provide support to researchers. The talks are open not only to IRIC occupants, but also to anyone from across campus. All presentations are 12:30-1:30 p.m. Fridays in the IRIC Auditorium, beginning May 26, on the south side of the building between the second and third floors. Read more.
 

Stay Engaged with UI Employee Facebook Group

University Communications & Marketing launched a private employee Facebook group. UI employees who are interested in using Facebook to receive and share work-related information and connect with co-workers can join the group here. You can also search for the group name "UI Faculty and Staff News & Events." Once joined, you can modify your notifications to receive as many or as a few notices about group postings as you wish. Learn more.
 

Sixth Street Closure from Deakin to Asbury Streets Begins May 24

The city of Moscow will close the East Sixth Street starting Wednesday, May 24, for sewer system improvements. Equipment and materials will arrive to the area Monday and Tuesday but the road will remain open. The city will make a temporary access roadway from College Avenue to the backside of the Human Resources parking lot to accommodate UI employees and students who normally use university Red Lots 49 and 50 while construction is underway. Read more.

This Week's Events


 Communication Essentials: 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Room 040A, Pitman Center
• Building Accountability: 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Cataldo Room, Pitman Center
• Dealing with Toxic Employees: Eliminating Bad Behavior: 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Panorama Room, Commons
• Laying the Foundation for a Diverse & Inclusive University Workforce: 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Room 045, Pitman Center
• Wilderness First Responder Refresher Course: Saturday through Monday
Memorial Day: UI closed Monday, May 29

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News Releases

Theatre Arts Offers Summer Drama Camp July 10-28

The University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department is offering a three-week summer drama camp for kids ages 6 to 16, from noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 10-28. Early bird registration before June 15 is $190 per person. After June 15, registration is $230 per person. Read more.
 

Kim O’Neill Promoted to Associate Vice President of Development

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Kim O’Neill has been promoted to the position of associate vice president of development in University Advancement, effective May 29. Read more.

Kudos & Acknowledgements

UI Retired Faculty Member Richard Keenan given USAC Emeritus Faculty Status

At the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) 2017 Annual Board Meeting in Florianopolis, Brazil, USAC granted Emeritus Faculty status to Richard Keenan, a retired University of Idaho faculty member and chair of the former Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (FLL) in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. The honor cited Keenan's belief in the importance of foreign language study and education abroad in providing transformational learning experiences for students. Read more.
 

STAR Award presented to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Every quarter the Moscow Chamber of Commerce awards the STAR Award to a group that brings tourism to the Palouse. This quarter's Supporting Tourism and Recreation (STAR) Award goes to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Aaron Mayhugh is the Jazz Festival manager and will be accepting the award for hosting the 50th anniversary of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow. Read more.

UI in the News

After Life of Traveling, Grad Finds Home in Moscow

For University of Idaho graduate Jonathan Moon, the life he lived before starting his education made all the difference. Like a great number of Generation Xers, Moon, now 38, wasn't anxious to tie himself back to a desk after high school, and he chose to venture the Northwest in the most unconventional ways. "I bounced around a lot, slept on a lot of couches," he said. "My life has taken some interesting turns." Read more.
 

Vandals Welcome Next Generation

Steve and Vicki Sell smiled photographing their daughter as she walked across the stage Saturday and accepted her degree in civil engineering from the University of Idaho. It's a scene that has repeated itself in the family almost 20 times in a tradition that extends back to the 1940s. Courtney Sell of Boise is the 19th member of her family to attend UI. Her maternal grandparents met on campus and her grandma, Ethel Renfrow, of Kendrick, now 89, was on hand for the milestone. Read more.

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Faculty and Staff News

Open Session Videos Available for Director of CETL Candidates

The videos of the open sessions are now available for the director of the Center for Excellence for Teaching and Learning candidates. We would appreciate your feedback on the candidates via the feedback link on the same site by Tuesday, May 16. For videos and feedback click, click here.
 

Offices of Equity and Diversity, Tribal Relations Hold Open House Wednesday

Please join the Office of Equity and Diversity and the Office of Tribal Relations in their new office space for an open house, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2017,in Administration Building Room 201. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 208-885-2468. The Office of Equity and Diversity and Office of Tribal Relations also has a new mailing address: Reach them at MS 3157.
 

UI Records Center Summer Service Changes

Starting today, May 15, UI’s Records Center in the Office of Records Management will be switching its business service hours for the summer. The center will be open 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. The Records Center is located in the lower level of the Pitman Center (Room 53) and guides and assists the university community with its records retention needs. Read more.
 

VandalStore Staff & Faculty Sale Friday

On Friday, May 19, stop by the VandalStore for 30 percent off all VandalGear for staff and faculty. If you can't join us in-store, use promo code: MAYSTAFF17 online. Thank you for all the work you do!
 

ITS Help Desk Summer Support Hours and Locations

Information Technology Services (ITS) knows that classes and campus business continues during the summer months, and they look forward to helping the Vandal community who are here. From today, May 15, to Friday, May 26, the primary Help Desk service hours will be slightly reduced in order to provide training for our staff so they can better serve you in the future. During this time, business hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday for phone, email and walk-in services. Read more.
 

Arboretum Associates Plant Sale Saturday

The University of Idaho Arboretum Associates will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 20, at the Palouse Ice Rink at the Latah County Fairgrounds in Moscow. There will be a variety of traditional plants including the latest in annuals, xeriscape plants, daylilies and hostas. There will also be an array of beautiful hanging baskets and pots. There are peonies and numerous shrubs, trees and native plants propagated from the Arboretum and a collection of indoor cacti and succulents. All proceeds will benefit the UI Arboretum. Come early for the best selection!
 

Summer Design Week $300 UI Friends and Family Discount

Summer Design Week returns to the University of Idaho campus Sunday, June 25, through Saturday, July 1. Prospective students will explore College of Art and Architecture programs through two tracks, the Built and Natural Environments (architecture, interior design and landscape architecture) and Art and the Virtual World (art and design and virtual technology and design). Both tracks offer design thinking projects, interactive workshops and evening activities. Read more.
 

Registration for Entrepreneur Bootcamp Open to University Community, Public

The University of Idaho, Washington State University and other local businesses and organizations are sponsoring the Palouse Knowledge Corridor's Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp May 21-25 at UI and WSU. This annual workshop is an intensive entrepreneurial training to accelerate the development of business models, funding, marketing strategies, pitches and networking. Read more.
 

Registration Open for Summer 2017 Supervisory Excellence Program

Registration is now open for the summer 2017 Supervisory Excellence Program. All current supervisors have already completed the bulk of the Supervisor Core Skill Workshops as part of the 2016-17 University Work-Related Training Initiative. The summer session begins on May 17 and concludes on June 28. Visit http://www.uidaho.edu/human-resources/pdl/sep for registration and workshop information. Special live training topics include: Building Accountability, Building Team Relationships, Confronting Workplace Bullying, Communication Skills and more.
 

UCM Newsletter Schedule for Summer

University Communications and Marketing will reduce the frequency of university newsletters during the summer months. Beginning today, May 15, UI's Daily Register will only publish on Mondays. The deadline for submitting items to the Daily Register is noon the Friday prior to publication. Announcements will be published regularly on the UI News page and on the UI employee Facebook group. Read more.

This Week's Events


Palouse Jazz Project in Boise: 7:30 p.m. Mountain time Tuesday, Sapphire Room, Boise
 Productivity & Time Management for Leaders: 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Horizon Room, Commons
• Firewise Principles and Practices: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center
 Writing with Diplomacy, Tact & Finesse: 11 a.m. Friday, Horizon Room, Commons
• Arboretum Associates Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Palouse Ice Rink
 2017 NAMI Conference: Hope Healing Health: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Vandal Ballroom, Pitman Center

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News Releases

UI Alumni Association Gives $500,000 to Idaho Arena Project

The University of Idaho Alumni Association will support the Idaho Arena on the Moscow campus with a $500,000 commitment of funds over the next nine years. The UIAA Board of Directors unanimously approved the investment at their board meeting Thursday, May 11. “The University of Idaho Alumni Association feels strongly that the Idaho Arena is an important part of continuing the tradition of student-centered success at UI,” said Ben Rae, president of UIAA. Read more.

UI in the News

World of Possibilities

It's April 29 in Phoenix and the Idaho men's tennis team has just polished off Montana, 4-0, to win its second Big Sky Conference championship in three years. Teammates of Guilherme Scarpelli bull-rush the No. 6 singles court, where the freshman from Sao Paulo, Brazil, has retired his opponent in consecutive sets, 6-4, 6-3, to punch the program's third NCAA ticket in four years. Read more.

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Arboretum Associates Plant Sale May 20

The University of Idaho Arboretum Associates will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 20, at the Palouse Ice Rink at the Latah County Fairgrounds in Moscow. There will be a variety of traditional plants including the latest in annuals, xeriscape plants, daylilies and hostas. There will also be an array of beautiful hanging baskets and pots. There are peonies and numerous shrubs, trees and native plants propagated from the Arboretum and a collection of indoor cacti and succulents. All proceeds will benefit the UI Arboretum. Come early for the best selection!
 

University Honors Program 2017 Graduation Celebration

Please join the University Honors Program from 4-5:30 p.m. today, May 12, in the Administration Auditorium on the Moscow campus for our 2017 graduation celebration. All University of Idaho students and their families and friends, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. A reception will follow the program. For questions, please contact Kathryn Pawelko with the University Honors Program at honors@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6147.
 

Vandal Product Showcase July 11

The Vandal Product Showcase is a trade show event. Licensed vendors are here on campus to showcase the selection they offer to promote your college/department. If you have purchased or may in the future purchase T-shirts, pens, mugs or any other promotional items, this is a must-come event. Join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Pitman Center.
 

UI Coeur d'Alene Hosts Fifth Annual DIG'NIT Summer Camp

The University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene is hosting its fifth year of STEM-focused summer camps through the DIG'NIT program, an initiative aimed to increase awareness and interest in science and technology. Camps are on a "pay what you can" fee structure to create the fewest barriers possible for kids to participate in engaging, educational summer activities. Read more.
 

PDL Offices Now Located in Pitman Center

The administrative offices of the University of Idaho’s Professional Development and Learning and Workforce Diversity programs have moved from the Administration Building to Room 41 of the Bruce M. Pitman Center this month. The university’s new dedicated PDL training room is moving from the Administration Building to Pitman Center Room 45. Those who have questions or concerns about the transition can email pdl@uidaho.edu. For a schedule of upcoming trainings, go to www.uidaho.edu/pdl.
 

New Dual-Credit Computer Science Course Gives High Schoolers a Head Start

A dual-credit course in computer science will be made available online to high school students across Idaho in fall 2017, thanks to a collaboration between Sandpoint High School, the University of Idaho College of Engineering and UI Coeur d’Alene. The online course, titled “CS 112: Computational Thinking and Problem Solving,” is based on a successful face-to-face class co-designed by Sandpoint High School math teacher Nanette Brothers and UI associate professor Robert Heckendorn. Any high school student in Idaho who completes Algebra 2 with at least a C average will be eligible to enroll. Read more.

Today's Events


• Mastering Microsoft Excel Macros: 11 a.m., Room 040A, Pitman Center
• UIAA Hall of Fame Celebration Luncheon: Noon, International Ballroom, Pitman Center
• Moscow Chinese Food Club: 5:30 p.m., 1912 Center
• Swing Into Summer: 7:30 p.m., Haddock Performance Hall
 

Weekend


• CALS at the Market: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Main Street, Moscow
• Spring Commencement: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center
"Sleepy: A Musical": 8 p.m. Saturday, Forge Theater

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Lauren Smith

An Apple a Day

At age 11, Robert Stewart created a game on his laptop that involved an impending storm and helping a family of stick people running from their home in panic. Apple’s App Store had launched the year before, and the novelty of using mobile devices to download applications was immense. Stewart took advantage of this opening in the market and submitted his game for review. Read more.

In Memoriam

Longtime IGS Employee Vicki Mitchell Dies

Victoria E. Mitchell was born April 19, 1954, in Taft, Calif., to Les and Virginia Mitchell, and passed away April 13, 2017. She received her undergraduate degree in geology from the University of California, Berkeley, and moved to Moscow to attend UI. Vicki joined the science fiction club in Moscow (Palouse Empire Science Fiction Association or PESFA) in 1977, shortly after she started at UI. Read more. 

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Faculty and Staff News

UI Offers Graduation Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for the graduating student in your life? Check out the University of Idaho's Graduation Gift Guide online. From diploma frames to glasses, mugs, VandalGear and keychains, you'll find the perfect item to make sure your student remembers their time at UI.
 

See Entrepreneurs in Action at Palouse Pitch and Palouse Challenge

The Palouse Knowledge Corridor's Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp brings together aspiring entrepreneurs with business leaders from across the Palouse. Two of the BTE Bootcamp signature events are open to the public. The Palouse Pitch competition will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, in the University of Idaho Integrated Research and Innovation Center. The Palouse Challenge will be noon to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, in the SEL Event Center, 1825 Schweitzer Drive in Pullman. Read more.
 

Mapping Platform Available for Research & Teaching

Looking for a way to visualize, analyze, document and share geographic data? Want to take advantage of ready-made application templates for mobile data collection or to communicate the results of research? If you think the ArcGIS Online platform might be helpful for your research and/or teaching, contact Bruce Godfrey, your Geographic Information Systems librarian, at bgodfrey@uidaho.edu to learn more.
 

Annual Fire Sprinkler Testing

Western States Fire Protection will be on campus to complete our annual inspection/testing of the wet and dry sprinkler systems Monday through Friday, May 15-19, 2017. They will be here several times throughout the summer. No disruption to normal services is expected. Any questions can be directed to Facilities at 208-885-6246.
 

UIGC Two-Man Best Ball Golf Tournament

The University of Idaho Golf Course will be holding its first two-day Two-Man Best Ball Tournament with a shotgun start at noon Saturday, May 20, and 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 21. The entry fee is $100/team and includes golf, cart, range, dinner Saturday night and prizes. This is a great way to start off the summer for a great price. One weekend round is usually $42 with cart. Entry deadline is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18. Contact the Golf Shop at 208-885-6171 to reserve your spot today.
 

Apply for Equipment Infrastructure Support Awards by May 15

The Office of Research and Economic Development has announced the new Equipment and Infrastructure Support (EIS) Awards. These awards are intended to enhance UI's research, scholarship and creative activity by providing support for equipment purchases, upgrades and repairs related to research and creative activity infrastructure. ORED will seek to distribute the awards over a large range of disciplines. Read more.
 

Summer Camps with STEM Eureka! Palouse with University of Idaho 4-H

University of Idaho 4-H is partnering with Eureka! Palouse to provide STEM summer camps in June, July and August for rising first-grade through 12th-grade students. If you would like to know more, or want to register your child, visit www.eurekapalouse.org.
 

UCM Newsletter Schedule for Summer

University Communications and Marketing will reduce the frequency of university newsletters during the summer months. Beginning Monday, May 15, UI's Daily Register will only publish on Mondays. The deadline for submitting items to the Daily Register is noon the Friday prior to publication. Announcements will be published regularly on the UI News page and on the UI employee Facebook group. Read more.

Today's Events


• Microsoft Outlook: Advanced Features & Functions: 11 a.m., Room 040A, Pitman Center
• We Heart the Humanities!: 5:30 p.m., Moscow Public Library
 

Friday


• Mastering Microsoft Excel Macros: 11 a.m., Room 040A, Pitman Center
• UIAA Hall of Fame Celebration Luncheon: Noon, International Ballroom, Pitman Center
• Moscow Chinese Food Club: 5:30 p.m., 1912 Center
• Swing Into Summer: 7:30 p.m., Haddock Performance Hall

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Lauren Smith

A Dream to Dance

Lauren Smith has never given up on that early childhood dream to dance. “I think it’s so fulfilling,” Smith said. “I learn and understand myself and others through movement. I feel more alive through movement, when I’m dancing I feel most alive.” Smith, 23, already has more than two decades of the art under her belt, and graduates this spring with two Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Idaho College of Education. Read more.

News Releases

UI Coeur d’Alene to Host Youth CyberCamp

Young adults who want to learn about cybersecurity and technology career options will have the opportunity during one of two Air Force Association’s (AFA) CyberCamp summer camp programs hosted by University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene. Read more.
 

UI Hires Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Cher Hendricks has been named as the vice provost for academic initiatives, effective July 17, 2017. Hendricks is the associate vice president for academic affairs at the University of West Georgia (UWG), and faculty in the department of Educational Research in their College of Education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in theater arts from Baylor University, a Master of Education in educational psychology from the University of Houston, and a doctorate in educational research and measurement from the University of South Carolina, with a cognate in educational psychology and a minor in special education. Read more.

Kudos & Acknowledgements

Debbie Moos Retirement Reception Today

Debbie Moos is retiring after over 30 years of service to the University of Idaho. Debbie has won the College of Business and Economics Outstanding Staff award, The College of Business and Economics Advisor of the Year award, the University of Idaho Staff Advising Excellence Award and the National Academic Advising Association Advisor of the Year award. Please join us in celebrating her hard work and dedication to the University of Idaho and the College of Business and Economics as we wish her well on her new adventures. Debbie's retirement reception will be 3:30-5 p.m. today, May 11, at the J. A. Albertson building first floor foyer.

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Registration for Entrepreneur Bootcamp Open to University Community, Public

The University of Idaho, Washington State University and other local businesses and organizations are sponsoring the Palouse Knowledge Corridor's Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp May 21-25 at UI and WSU. This annual workshop is an intensive entrepreneurial training to accelerate the development of business models, funding, marketing strategies, pitches and networking. Read more.
 

Leadership Academy Nominations Now Open

Nominations and applications are now open for the 2017-18 Leadership Academy.  You can nominate a colleague by filling out the colleague nomination form or nominate yourself by filling out the application. Colleague nominations are due by the end of the day Tuesday, May 16, and applications must be completed by Wednesday, May 31. For more information, click here. 

Arboretum Associates Plant Sale May 20

The University of Idaho Arboretum Associates will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 20, at the Palouse Ice Rink at the Latah County Fairgrounds in Moscow. There will be a variety of traditional plants including the latest in annuals, xeriscape plants, daylilies and hostas. There will also be an array of beautiful hanging baskets and pots. There are peonies and numerous shrubs, trees and native plants propagated from the Arboretum and a collection of indoor cacti and succulents. All proceeds will benefit the UI Arboretum. Come early for the best selection!
 

UI Offers Graduation Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for the graduating student in your life? Check out the University of Idaho's Graduation Gift Guide online. From diploma frames to glasses, mugs, VandalGear and keychains, you'll find the perfect item to make sure your student remembers their time at UI.
 

Open Session for Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Today

The Search Advisory Committee and Vice Provost for Faculty Jeanne Stevenson are pleased to invite four finalists for the director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to campus. Today's forum for Janine Parry is at 1:30 p.m. in the Commons Panorama Room. Learn more about the candidates and view the forum schedule here.
 

Staff Council Meeting Today

The University of Idaho Staff Council will hold its monthly meeting from 9-11 a.m. today, May 10, in the Paul J. Joyce Faculty-Staff Lounge. This month's meeting will feature presentations by Matt Dorschel, executive director of Public Safety and Security, and Stuart Robb, Parking and Transportation Services enforcement supervisor. You can view the full agenda, as well as minutes from previous meetings, at www.uidaho.edu/staffcouncil.
 

VOICES Meeting Offers Support to Those Impacted by Political Climate

Are you, your students or somebody you care about impacted by the current political climate? The Counseling and Testing Center and the Office of Equity and Diversity invite students, staff and faculty to participate in a dialogue about these issues. VOICES is a support group meeting for discussion around the recent political climate and the impact on our life and well-being. Join us from 12:30-1:30 p.m. today, May 10, in the Commons Clearwater Room. Read more.
 

Panel Discussion: We Heart the Humanities

Please join the University of Idaho Library, Latah County Historical Society and the Moscow Public Library for a thoughtful discussion on the role of the humanities in our local communities. The panel discussion is from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Moscow Public Library, and will be led by historian Keith Petersen, and Adam Sowards and Denise Bennett of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage Grant Program.
 

Registration Open for Summer 2017 Supervisory Excellence Program

Registration is now open for the summer 2017 Supervisory Excellence Program. All current supervisors have already completed the bulk of the Supervisor Core Skill Workshops as part of the 2016-17 University Work-Related Training Initiative. The summer session begins on May 17 and concludes on June 28. Visit http://www.uidaho.edu/human-resources/pdl/sep for registration and workshop information. Special live training topics include: Building Accountability, Building Team Relationships, Confronting Workplace Bullying, Communication Skills and more.
 

Specialist Available to Help with CAREER Proposals

The UI Office of Research and Economic Development's proposal development specialist, Sarah Koerber, offers customized assistance and guidance to faculty interested in writing a proposal to the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. Faculty members can contact Koerber at skoerber@uidaho.edu. Proposals are due to NSF in mid-July 2017. Faculty are encouraged to begin proposal preparation early. Read more.

Today's Events


• UIRA Kamiak Butte Wildflower Walk: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Meet at Rosauers
• Staff Council Meeting: 9 a.m., Paul J. Joyce Faculty-Staff Lounge
• Moscow Chinese Movie Night: 7-9 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre
• ASUI Senate Meeting: 7 p.m., Whitewater Room, Commons
 

Thursday


• Microsoft Outlook: Advanced Features & Functions: 11 a.m., Room 040A, Pitman Center
• We Heart the Humanities!: 5:30 p.m., Moscow Public Library

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Marilyn Denis

A Formula for Connection

Ben Anzis has had an impressive mathematics career at the University of Idaho. He exhausted the university’s math course offerings. He earned one of UI’s Hill Undergraduate Research Fellowships as a freshman. He spent a summer diving into complex research at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Read more

 

UI in the News

UI Honors Late Dean With Memorial Tree

A red-leaf Japanese maple blushed in the Monday afternoon sun as a crowd gathered in the courtyard where it was being planted behind Brink Hall on the University of Idaho campus. The tree was placed there in honor of and dedicated to former College of Science Dean Paul J. Joyce, who died last year in an automobile accident in Clearwater County. Read more.
 

Proposed UI Livestock Research Center Passes Feasibility Review

A long-awaited livestock research facility got the go-ahead in a new feasibility study commissioned by the University of Idaho. A large focus of the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment will be sustainable milk production. It would include a 2,000-cow dairy with robotic milking machines and 1,000 acres of associate cropland and employ wastewater treatment and nutrient recovery systems. Read more.
 

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Faculty and Staff News

2017 Summer Break Parking and Transportation Information

UI Parking and Transportation Services would like to remind the campus community about parking enforcement regulations during summer break, effective May 15 through Aug. 20. See the changes.
 

Next Deadline for IRIC Applications is June 29

The Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) Facility Committee continues to consider applications for space in the IRIC building. UI faculty and staff can access application forms online. The deadline for the next round of consideration is Thursday, June 29. Read more.
 

Open Session for Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Today

The Search Advisory Committee and Vice Provost for Faculty Jeanne Stevenson are pleased to invite four finalists for the director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to campus. Today's forum for Brian Smentkowski is at 1:30 p.m. in the Commons Aurora Room. Learn more about the candidates and view the forum schedule here.
 

Researchers, Campus Community Invited to IRIC Summer Seminars

The IRIC Seminar Series brings faculty, staff and students together to learn about University of Idaho research and resources. This summer's series features speakers whose offices provide support to researchers. The talks are open not only to IRIC occupants, but also to anyone from across campus. All presentations are 12:30-1:30 p.m. Fridays in the IRIC Auditorium, beginning May 26, on the south side of the building between the second and third floors. Read more.
 

Reminder: UI is a Tobacco-Free Campus

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

Staff Council Meeting May 10

The University of Idaho Staff Council will hold its monthly meeting from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, in the Paul J. Joyce Faculty Staff Lounge. This month's meeting will feature presentations by Matt Dorschel, executive director of Public Safety and Security, and Stuart Robb, Parking and Transportation Services enforcement supervisor. You can view the full agenda, as well as minutes from previous meetings, at www.uidaho.edu/staffcouncil.
 

VOICES Meeting Offers Support to Those Impacted by Political Climate

Are you, your students or somebody you care about impacted by the current political climate? The Counseling and Testing Center and the Office of Equity and Diversity invite students, staff and faculty to participate in a dialogue about these issues. VOICES is a support group meeting for discussion around the recent political climate and the impact on our life and well-being. Join us from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in the Commons Clearwater Room. Read more.

Today's Events


• Social Science Research Task Force Open Forum: 9 a.m. to noon, IRIC Atrium
• Renfrew Colloquium: Wisescaping: 12:30 p.m., UI Arboretum 
• Faculty Senate: 3:30 p.m., Paul J. Joyce Faculty-Staff Lounge 
 

Wednesday


• UIRA Kamiak Butte Wildflower Walk: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Meet at Rosauers
• Staff Council Meeting: 9 a.m., Paul J. Joyce Faculty-Staff Lounge
• Moscow Chinese Movie Night: 7-9 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre
• ASUI Senate Meeting: 7 p.m., Whitewater Room, Commons

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Marilyn Denis

Beloved Canadian Broadcaster Coming Home to UI

Marilyn Denis was a typical teenager when she started college at the University of Idaho in the fall of 1976. She had big dreams to become a broadcaster, and was determined to chase them in Moscow. “I knew I wanted to be in broadcasting, and I knew at UI I didn’t have to have a certain grade point average to be on air,” said Denis, who now hosts Canada’s most-watched daytime lifestyle show, “The Marilyn Denis Show” on CTV, and co-hosts “Roger & Marilyn” on Toronto’s No. 1 ranked radio station, 104.5 CHUM FM. On her second day on campus, she began her mission to find out how she could be on the radio. Read more.

UI in the News

Meet the Neighbors: Mother to 35 (Fraternity) Boys

Laurie Vallem may only have three children, all of whom are grown, but she is also a mother figure to the 35 young men who live in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Idaho. The 55-year-old Deary resident has been the cook at SAE for the past three years, but she does more than prepare food for the young men - she also cares about their grades, holds them accountable for their chores and provides an ear to talk to when they are going through difficult times. Read more.

Kudos & Acknowledgements

College of Natural Resources Fills Two Leadership Positions

The College of Natural Resources recently announced the hiring of two individuals for leadership positions within the college: Steven Shook will join CNR as the associate dean in June. Charles Goebel will join CNR as the department head of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences in fall 2017. Read more.
 

Vandals Win Big at Idaho Press Club Awards

University of Idaho students, employees and alumni were well-represented at the 2016 Idaho Press Club awards in Boise on Saturday, May 6. University Communications & Marketing took home five awards, including two first-place prizes, and a second-place win for the UI alumni magazine. UI Student Media claimed six prizes, including two first-place wins. See the winners.

Job Opportunities

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Faculty and Staff News

Vandal Access Shuttle Changes Coming Fall 2017

Starting Aug. 21, the current Vandal Access Shuttle program will evolve into a new, exclusive service and support model focused solely on UI students and employees with mobility-impairing disabilities. The current shuttle program and 12-seat vehicle will be replaced with the "Vandal Access Van" program that will include an Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible van providing on-campus transportation to students and employees with disabilities. The new Vandal Access Van program will continue to be managed and operated by UI Parking and Transportation Services (PTS). Read more.
 

University Honors Program 2017 Graduation Celebration

Please join the University Honors Program from 4-5:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Administration Auditorium on the Moscow campus for our 2017 graduation celebration. All University of Idaho students and their families and friends, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. A reception will follow the program. For questions, please contact Kathryn Pawelko with the University Honors Program at honors@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6147.

 

Open Session for Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Today

The Search Advisory Committee and the Vice Provost for Faculty Jeanne Stevenson are pleased to invite four finalists for the director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to campus. Today's forum for Nick Balster is at 2:30 p.m. in the Commons Crest Room. Learn more about the candidates and view the forum schedule here.
  

UI Students, Employees Get Free Access to New York Times Online

It’s not too good to be true! It’s a real freebie for every UI student and employees for just being a Vandal who likes to read. In partnership with Associated Students University of Idaho (ASUI), the UI Library is offering all UI students, faculty and staff full online access to the New York Times for absolutely no cost to users.  Once created, a New York Times account subscription is active for one year and can be renewed each year as long as your uidaho email address is active. For step-by-step instructions on how to activate your free subscription, go to the UI Library website at http://libguides.uidaho.edu/nytimes. 
 

Registration Open for Summer 2017 Supervisory Excellence Program

Registration is now open for the summer 2017 Supervisory Excellence Program. All current supervisors have already completed the bulk of the Supervisor Core Skill Workshops as part of the 2016-17 University Work-Related Training Initiative. The summer session begins on May 17 and concludes on June 28. Visit http://www.uidaho.edu/human-resources/pdl/sep for registration and workshop information. Special live training topics include: Building Accountability, Building Team Relationships, Confronting Workplace Bullying, Communication Skills and more.
 

UCM Newsletter Schedule for Summer

University Communications and Marketing will reduce the frequency of university newsletters during the summer months. Beginning Monday, May 15, UI's Daily Register will only publish on Mondays. The deadline for submitting items to the Daily Register is noon the Friday prior to publication. Announcements will be published regularly on the UI News page and on the UI employee Facebook group. Read more.

Today's Events


• Paul Joyce Memorial Tree Dedication: 1 p.m., Brink/Phinney Hall courtyard
• UI Coeur d'Alene Commencement: 7:30 p.m, Boswell Hall, North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene
 

Tuesday


• Social Science Research Task Force Open Forum: 9 a.m. to noon, IRIC Atrium
• Renfrew Colloquium: Wisescaping: 12:30 p.m., UI Arboretum 
• Faculty Senate: 3:30 p.m., Paul J. Joyce Faculty-Staff Lounge

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Jason and Lauren Curlanis

Finding Their Own Paths

Jason and Lauren Curlanis have always had similar interests. The brother and sister pair from Kirkland, Washington, both grew up playing soccer and participating in martial arts. They both like to travel. They both value experiences over things. Read more.

Kudos & Acknowledgements

UI Faculty and Staff selected for USAC programs

Congratulations to all University of Idaho faculty and staff who have been selected to participate in University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) programs. Read more.

 

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Faculty and Staff News

Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program Returns to UI Campus

The University of Idaho Department of Movement Sciences will host the internationally recognized BASI Pilates® Mat Teacher Training Program Sept. 1-3, 2017, and April 27-29, 2018. This six-module professional development opportunity can benefit current students, alumni, staff/faculty and community members. Learn more about the Pilates method, your own body, and the art and science of teaching this form. Final practical testing included in the registration cost; additional centralized testing fees will be waived for participants at this UI-hosted event. Register with BASI by Aug. 1. For more information or to register, visit basipilates.com. For additional internship opportunities or questions, contact Melanie Meenan at mmeenan@uidaho.edu.
 

University Honors Program 2017 Graduation Celebration

Please join the University Honors Program from 4-5:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Administration Auditorium on the Moscow campus for our 2017 graduation celebration. All University of Idaho students and their families and friends, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. A reception will follow the program. For questions, please contact Kathryn Pawelko with the University Honors Program at honors@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6147.
 

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program Accepting Applications

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science is accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Research (SCGSR) program for 2017. Applications are due at 5 p.m. Eastern time (2 p.m. Pacific time) on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Read more.

 
Open Session for Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Today

The Search Advisory Committee and the Vice Provost for Faculty Jeanne Stevenson are pleased to invite four finalists for the director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to campus. Today's forum for Jace Hargis is at 1:30 p.m. in the Commons Horizon Room. Learn more about the candidates and view the forum schedule here.
  

Pediatric First Aid Training Opportunity Saturday

The University of Idaho's Campus Recreation department is offering Pediatric First Aid Training from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Student Rec Center. Pre-registration is required; classes are limited to 10 participants. Private classes for groups of six or more are also available. This American Heart Association Course includes Heartsaver Pediatric Adult/Child/Infant First Aid, CPR and AED training. Cost is $50/Students, $60/Non-students. For more information or to register, contact the Campus Rec Office at 208-885-6353.
 

UI Students, Employees Get Free Access to New York Times Online

It’s not too good to be true! It’s a real freebie for every UI student and employees for just being a Vandal who likes to read. In partnership with Associated Students University of Idaho (ASUI), the UI Library is offering all UI students, faculty and staff full online access to the New York Times for absolutely no cost to users.  Once created, a New York Times account subscription is active for one year and can be renewed each year as long as your uidaho email address is active. For step-by-step instructions on how to activate your free subscription, go to the UI Library website at http://libguides.uidaho.edu/nytimes. 

Today's Events


• Lab Band Concert: 8:30 a.m., Haddock Performance Hall
• Debussy's Fete Galante with the Symbolists - A Lecture Recital: 2-3 p.m., Borah Theater, Pitman Center
• Responsible Conduct of Research: Plagiarism: 3:30 p.m., IRIC 305
• Biological Sciences Seminar: Vic DeFilippis, Oregon Health and Science University: 3:30 p.m., LIFE 277
• UI Jazz Bands & Choirs: 6:30 p.m., Admin Auditorium
"Sleepy: A Musical": 7:30 p.m., Forge Theater
• "Golconda": 9 p.m., Forge Theater
 

Weekend


• Water Quality Volunteer Workshop: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, UI Coeur d'Alene
• University Apartment Carnival: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Deakin Apartment Playground
TedxUIdaho: 1-7 p.m. Saturday, Hartung Theater
 El Color de Nuestra Tierra (The Color of Our Land): 5-7 p.m. Saturday, International Ballroom, Pitman Center
 International Students' Spring Celebration: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, 1912 Center


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Jake Smith

Fit to Serve

During the summer of 2014, Christina Gibbs was fighting a 74-acre spot fire in Idaho’s St. Joe National Forest when a tree began to fall on her crew. The tree had been sighted as a hazard upon arrival — burnt out in the middle and shaped like a horseshoe. Gibbs’ crew was directly below the tree, attempting to roll out hose to extinguish it, when she looked up and saw it twisting. Read more.

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