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College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Physical Address:
112 Administration Bldg
851 Campus Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
University of Idaho
111 Perimeter Drive MS 3154
Moscow, ID 11111-3154

Phone: 111-111-6426

Fax: 111-111-8964

Email: [email protected]

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Student News

Setting the Stage

Theater grad student pushes the boundaries of set design for TEDxBoise

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Making Room and Fitting In

On Stage at Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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Diving into Indigenous Studies

Five international studies students are participating in the Martin Scholars program, an intensive research-focused class, with faculty mentor Ashley Kerr

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Spring 2017 Dean’s List Announced

Congratulations to the 709 CLASSy students named to the Spring 2018 Dean’s List. See the full list here. See the full list 

U of I Trumpet Ensemble Performs at ITG Conference

Based on a successful audition, the University of Idaho Trumpet Ensemble was invited to perform at the 2018 International Trumpet Guild Conference, held in San Antonio, Texas on May 29 – June 2. Seven students from the Lionel Hampton School of Music, part of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, were invited to this premier conference with nearly 3,000 professional and student attendees. The U of I Trumpet Ensemble opened a recital by European trumpet virtuoso Philippe Litzler on May 31 at 10:45 a.m. .

Graduate Student Idah Whisenant Presents Archaeological Findings

University of Idaho graduate student Idah Whisenant led an excavation of the historic Pen d'Oreille City, once active around 150 years ago, in 2017. Whisenant discussed the findings of the archaeological investigations at a community event, where she discussed the implications of this local Idaho history. .

Advertising Student Interns with Tribal Tribune

Congratulations to Moia Ena, a senior pursuing a degree in advertising, is interning this summer at the Tribal Tribune. .

Wilson Trusty Named 2018 Phil Mohan Award Recipient

The Phil Mohan Award for Academic Excellence was initiated in honor of Dr. Phil Mohan, emeritus professor of psychology. It is awarded annually to one undergraduate student who is majoring in psychology. The student must have a GPA of at least a 3.5 and be actively involved in psychology research. The 2018 recipient of this award is Wilson Trusty.

Wilson Trusty and Phil Mohan
Wilson Trusty and Phil Mohan

2018 William Reese Award Recipients Named

The William Reese Award for Outstanding Student Research was initiated by Dr. William Reese, who received his bachelor’s degree and master’s in psychology from the University of Idaho in 1938. This award is given to the undergraduate and graduate psychology student who accomplishes the best piece of research during the current year. This 2018 recipients of this award are undergraduate student Jordan Becker and graduate student Kellen Probert.

Jordan Becker
Jordan Becker
Kellen Probert
Kellen Probert

CLASS Students Participate in Undergraduate Research Symposium 

Catherine Yenne and Ty Unruh, two CLASS seniors, presented their first-hand research at the University of Idaho’s 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Yenne and Unruh were among 16 CLASS students who presented their work. . CLASS students who participated included:

  • Thomas Banks and Trevor Ahrens – Student Perceptions of Concealed Firearms on Campus
  • Kristina Cockerill and Rylee Robertson – Shoe Analysis of a Boise Basin Chinese Mining Camp
  • Chelsea Codling – From Bones to Behavior: Zooarchaeology and Chinese Meat Consumption Patterns in the late 19th Century of a Boise Basin Mining Camp
  • Alma Delic - Addressing American Indian Overdose Deaths in the Opioid Crisis
  • Kimberly Gerken - Marine Turtle Conservation and Indigenous Development: Assessing Symbiotic Programs in the Torres Strait and Nicaragua
  • Leanna Keleher - Understanding Trauma in Child Delivery
  • Stephenie King - The Effect of Campus-Based Activities on Problematic Substance Use: A Social Control Theory Analysis
  • Jean Parrella - Perceptions of Animal Welfare on Consumer Buying Habits
  • Christina Ross - The Nature and Nuance of Climate Change Skepticism
  • Emma Scott - From the Bean to the Bar: Assessing the Fair Trade Standard with West African Cocoa Farmers
  • Hailee Tracy – A Mixed Methods Analysis of Gender Disparities in Scientists' Accounts of Success
  • Morgan Trenary – Media Coverage of Retractions in the Scientific Literature
  • Wilson Trusy – Self-critical Perfectionism, Daily Emotion Regulation, and Daily Affect in University Students
  • Ty Unruh – Edelweiss: Flower of the Southern Germans
  • Darcy Wayman and Rachel Falzon - Examining Child Mortality in Late 19th and Early 20th Century Northern Idaho
  • Catherine Yenne – Righting the Wrong: An Analysis of Canadian Policy Regarding Boarding Schools for Indigenous Children and a Recommendation to the United States Government 
  • Catherine Yenne - The Case for Judicial Elections

U of I Students Examine Relationship Between Politics and Vaccine Attitudes

Students at the University of Idaho are helping researchers analyze how proximity to an outbreak of a disease affects people’s attitudes about vaccinations. Students Jordan Kizer and Emma Carson have spent months categorizing data collected by Bert Baumgaertner, Juliet Carlisle and Florian Justwan, U of I professors from the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, whose research on the role ideological beliefs play on vaccination attitudes was published in the journal of Public Library of Science One (PLOS ONE) in January. .

Students Bring Potlatch History to Life

Students in this spring’s “Introduction to the Digital Humanities” class spent the semester using digital media to tell stories of one rural Idaho town. .

Sophomore Serves on Panel Asking Questions of State Treasurer Candidates

University of Idaho sophomore Kyle Pfannenstiel (Journalism and Political Science majors) recently participated in the Idaho Public Television Idaho Debates. Kyle was one of three journalists who asked questions of State Treasurer candidates. This was possible, because of his recent experience as a JAMM-McClure Legislative Intern. and hear his questions at the 17:56 and 19:18 marks.

‘The Children’s Hour,” 84 Years Later

Although third-year University of Idaho MFA candidate Shea King typically works with contemporary theatrical pieces, he was willing to make an exception for “The Children’s Hour” — a play once banned in Boston theaters, boycotted by a Pulitzer prize committee judge and whose author, Lillian Hellman, was blacklisted during the Red Scare in the late ‘40s. .


An Online Path to Success

Eleven students complete their bachelor’s degrees with CLASS’s online undergraduate program.

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Fifteen Students Attend Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference

Fifteen students representing the University of Idaho attended the Northwest Anthropological Conference on March 28-31, 2018. Fourteen of those students, including six undergraduates, presented research papers or posters at the event. As of the 2018 event, more than 225 University of Idaho students have presented work at this conference over the last 17 years.

U of I students at the Northwest Anthropological Conference.
U of I students at the Northwest Anthropological Conference.

Doctoral Candidate Wins Award for Research on Parkinson’s

Dan Krall, a student pursuing his doctorate in experimental psychology, placed second in the University of Idaho College of Graduate Studies' 3-Minute Thesis competition on April 2. Dan studies using rhythmic timing to help people with Parkinson’s disease. Watch his presentation at the 44 minute mark of . 

CLASS Student Recognized for Activism

Catherine Yenne (senior majoring in French, international studies and political science) received the University of Idaho Women's Center's Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Award, given for her commitment and activism for gender justice.

Catherine Yenne
Catherine Yenne

Contact

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Physical Address:
112 Administration Bldg
851 Campus Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
University of Idaho
111 Perimeter Drive MS 3154
Moscow, ID 11111-3154

Phone: 111-111-6426

Fax: 111-111-8964

Email: [email protected]

Web: College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences