Fall 2017 Dean’s List
Congratulations to the 612 students named to the University of Idaho’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences Dean’s List in Fall 2017. See the full list
Students Represent U of I at SHA Conference
A group of University of Idaho students attended the Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference in January 2018. While there, three undergraduates – Rachel Falzon, Allison Fashing and Darcy Wayman – and four graduate students - Renae Campbell, Idah Whisenant, Nathan May and Molly Swords – presented papers to the attendees. Falzon, Whisenant, Fashing and Wayman also competed in the SHA Ethics Bowl held during the conference.
U of I Model EU Competes at West Coast Summit
The University of Idaho’s Model European Union team competed at the West Coast Summit on Feb. 23-24, 2018 at the University of Washington. Six CLASS students – Jaxon Woodfill, Madeleine Curtright, Max Welch, Cami Nichols, Emma Carson and Kari Storjohann – negotiated about two different international policy topics. Carson, a senior majoring in political science, received honors and was named an “Outstanding Agricultural Minister.” The trip was made possible by the generous donation of John Wallace, a 1978 alumnus with degrees in anthropology and Spanish.
U of I Students and Ensemble Wins Recognition at Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
A University of Idaho instrumentalist, singer and group were among the prize winners at this year's University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. On Friday, Feb. 23, music education student Alex Lardie was named a college instrumental solo winner on tenor saxophone and music: performance student Rachael Lewis was named the college vocal solo winner. Both are directed by Vern Sielert. In addition, the U of I's Jazz Band I, directed by Sielert, was named the college instrumental band winner.
U of I Student Fights Poverty
Abby Rowe, an international studies, crop management and Spanish student, is focusing her knowledge and skills on fighting poverty in Africa. Learn more.
MFA Poetry Candidate Earns Fishtrap Fellowship
Cameron Read McGill, a third-year MFA candidate in poetry in the Department of English, has been selected for a 2018 Summer Fishtrap Fellowship, which recognizes and encourages writers who show promise at an early stage in their career. As part of the program, McGill will have the opportunity for a featured reading at the conference.
Mock Trial Students Win Spirit of AMTA Award
The University of Idaho’s Mock Trial team, sponsored by the Department of Politics and Philosophy, won the Spirit of AMTA Award at the regional American Mock Trial Association tournament held Feb. 10-11 in Seattle, Washington. This award is given to the team that best exemplifies the AMTA’s values of honesty, civility and fair play. Members of the U of I’s Mock Trial team are Seth Berryhill, Solon Brenner, Danny Bugingo, Abigail Dunn, Saraya Flaig, Gavin Green, Lily Mortenson, Russell Romney and Alexander Williams.
A New Lens Through Film
U of I and Coeur d’Alene Tribe 3rd and 4th graders create short films together in digital storytelling course and learn more than just film. Read More.
Accidental Playwright on Purpose
Robert Macke didn’t set out to be a playwright. Yet the MFA candidate finds his newest play “The Last Mother in the House of Chavis” debuting at U of I in January 2018 and being considered for regional honors. Read more.
A fire for volunteering
Cheyenne Griffith (organizational sciences) wins
19 CLASS Students Receive Alumni Excellence Awards
On Friday, Dec. 8, 19 students from the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences will be honored with an Alumni Award for Excellence. This is award is given by the University of Idaho Alumni Association to undergraduate seniors, graduate students and law students who have achieved outstanding academic success and have demonstrated career and professional preparation; campus and community leadership and involvement, or are leaders in the classroom, laboratory, campus and community. See the list of recipients here.
Zach Lien Named Rhodes Scholar Finalist
University of Idaho international studies and political science major Zachary Lien interviewed as a finalist for the Class of 2018 Rhodes Scholars by the University of Oxford Rhodes Trust in Seattle in November. Read more.
Student-written Play to Debut in December & May
MFA theater directing student Lindsay Mammone writes and directs “Death of the Ego.” A shortened version to open on Dec. 6 and the full play will debut in May. .
From Sudan to Moscow
Jaclin Tahir (psychology) was born in Sudan but immigrated to the United States when she was 5. She continues to embrace her culture and share it with others through activities at U of I. Read more.