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Veterans: Innovate, Network and Connect Jan. 24

Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:24:00 -0800

University of Idaho faculty and staff who are veterans are invited to join Mission43, Idaho's veteran service organization committed to linking vets with education, careers and public service, for an evening of camaraderie and networking at Hunga Dunga from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24. For more information, please contact Barry Johnson, director of Military Student Services & Partnerships, at 111-111-6229 or [email protected] Read more

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer Trainings for Spring Semester

Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:25:00 -0800

QPR training will be offered from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the Commons Aurora Room, Moscow and is open to faculty, staff and students. 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. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope and get help and save a life.
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Call for Proposals for Conference Geared Toward Professional Staff

Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:23:00 -0800

The University of Idaho invites all employees to submit proposals for the 2018 Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff in Higher Education, which will be held July 18-20, 2018, on the Moscow campus. The theme for the 2018 conference theme is IMPACT: Idaho: Mindful Professionals Advocating for Communication and Teamwork. Read more

Vandal Ski Day at Brundage Feb. 16-17

Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:22:00 -0800

Join President Chuck Staben, Alumni Director Kathy Barnard, the U of I Ski Team, alumni and friends in McCall for Vandal Ski Day. An evening social to kick-off the weekend will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at the McCall Outdoor Science School field house. Lifts at Brundage Mountain Resort open at 9:30 a.m. on Satruday, Feb. 17. Race your family, friends or Joe Vandal beginning at 11 a.m. Enjoy a burger or hot dog and fixings compliments of the Office of Alumni Relations at 1 p.m. Complete the day with a light dinner and no-host beverages at the Lodge at Blackhawk on the River at 5 p.m. Read more

U of I Violence Against Women Grant Project Underway

Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:16:00 -0800

One year into a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to address gender-based violence, almost 50 people at the University of Idaho and in the Moscow community have formed the University of Idaho Coordinated Community Response Team (UI-CCRT) to develop culturally-responsive awareness campaigns and prevention education, lead trainings, review policies, and broaden campus and community involvement to help reduce incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Read more

Benefit Me! Q1 Newsletter Now Online

Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:25:00 -0800

The Quarter 1, 2018, U of I Benefits Newsletter, Benefit Me! is now available online. In this issue, we will give you resources to free yourself and become clutter free, discuss the benefits of health coaching and how to access the WellConnected wellness portal through Blue Cross of Idaho (BCI). In addition, you will find details on the upcoming BCI Idaho Olympic Challenge "Go For the Gold - And Great Prizes Too!" Participate in the challenge and you could win a $50 VISA gift card. Read more

Lecture Jan. 23: "Human Trafficking: It’s Not What You Think"

Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:17:00 -0800

Join the ASUI Center for Volunteerism and Social Action for a discussion of human trafficking from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the Whitewater Room, Commons, Moscow. The discussion, "Human Trafficking: It’s Not What You Think," will be led by an experienced human trafficking victim advocate and coalition builder. Come and learn about the realities of human trafficking in the U.S. and the Inland Northwest. She will discuss and share trends, case examples ,“data”, red flags, how to help, and challenges with preventing and combating human trafficking.

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Cruise the World 2018 on Jan. 27

Posted Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:41:00 -0800

The University of Idaho International Programs Office invites you to participate in our 20th Annual Cruise the World from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Bruce M. Pitman International Ballroom. Food, culture, and entertainment from around the world take center stage at this anticipated event. Admission is free and delicious food and drinks will be sold by over 30 international booths.

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Avoid Slips, Trips and Falls

Posted Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:26:00 -0800

Prevent injury to yourself and Vandals around you with these five simple preventive steps to help avoid slips, trips and falls Read more

U of I Hosts Tribal Sovereignty Workshop Jan. 19

Posted Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:12:00 -0800

If you conduct field research in Idaho, then you are conducting research in the current or aboriginal lands of Idaho's five Native American Tribes. Idaho EPSCoR and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe are sponsoring a full-day workshop on Friday, Jan. 19, for faculty, graduate students and staff to introduce the issues, ethics and opportunities of conducting research in Indian Country. Read more

U of I Employees Needed to Help At Habitat Site Jan. 27

Posted Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:39:00 -0800

The University of Idaho is participating in an Employee Build Day at the Habitat for Humanity site in Potlatch on Saturday, Jan. 27. Read more

Changes to Human Subjects Regulations Delayed

Posted Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:29:00 -0800

The Department of Health and Human Services announced a six-month delay for the effective date and general compliance dates for the revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects. Please refer to the Federal Register for the official notice and check the Human Research Protections webpage for updates. For more information contact the IRB coordinator at [email protected] or 111-111-6340.

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Nominate Staff for Administrative Office Manager and Assistant to the Associate Deans Awards

Posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:52:00 -0800

The deadline for Staff Awards nominations is rapidly approaching – Feb. 9. Please take some time to nominate someone worthy! The nomination itself can go a long way with our employees.
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Workshop: Increase Student Satisfaction with Digital Makeover

Posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:44:00 -0800

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning kicks off the spring 2018 Workshop season with a session on how to take a more student-centered approach to your BbLearn course setup. Focusing on organization and communication will go a long way toward improving student's satisfaction. Workshops will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan 22, and 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan 25, in Education 220 (CETL), in Moscow. Space is limited. Please visit the CETL Workshop and Events page. to learn more and to register! Also available via Zoom. Read more

CETL Spring 2018 Workshop Schedule

Posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:09:00 -0800

This spring, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning continues its efforts to increase our educational impact and inspire innovation in teaching, learning, and scholarship through a series of workshops and events influenced greatly by you, the faculty.

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Tutoring and College Success Workshop Series

Posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:36:00 -0800

Tutoring and College Success offers a free workshop series to help University of Idaho students find academic success. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

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New U of I Online Safety Hub Now Available

Posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:58:00 -0800

The University of Idaho has a new, online hub available for quick, safety-related information and resources — it is called "I-Safety." The goal of I-Safety is to help the Vandal family be safe and stay safe year-round — by highlighting important resources and sharing key updates to increase safety awareness and support prevention university-wide.

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FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food 2.5 Day Course in Twin Falls

Posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:40:00 -0800

Jeff Kronenberg from TechHelp at the University of Idaho will present an FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course, March 6-8, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Twin Falls, Idaho. Read more

ITS Offers Evening MFA Support Jan. 17-19

Posted Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:02:00 -0800

Faculty and staff who need immediate Multifactor Authentication (MFA) after-hours help can either drop-in or call the ITS Student Technology Center (former Help Desk) from 5 p.m. to midnight Wednesday, Jan. 17 through Friday, Jan. 19. Read more

Palouse Language & Culture Symposium Call for Proposals

Posted Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:39:00 -0800

The fifth annual Palouse Language and Culture Symposium will be hosted at the University of Idaho on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The committee invites regional and local faculty, staff and students to submit a proposal related to language, education and culture for the 2018 Symposium. We welcome research-oriented, practice-oriented and poster presentation proposals. Proposal submissions are due Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Submit proposals and learn more. Read more

McClure Center Hosts Policy Pub in Boise

Posted Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:35:00 -0800

The University of Idaho's James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research is launching a new bi-monthly speaker series designed to engage Idahoans in the Treasure Valley. Read more

Federal Regulations Governing Human Subject Research are Changing

Posted Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:32:00 -0800

Revisions to the federal regulations governing human subjects research are scheduled to take effect on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Updates will be made to VERAS (our online submission system) and CITI will be updating the human subject training module to include information about the revised regulations. We suggest that you wait to take the online training until after the effective date and expect possible delays in the IRB review process during the transition. Please refer to the Human Research Protections webpage for more information or contact the IRB coordinator at [email protected] or 111-111-6340.

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World Literature Reading Event Jan. 17

Posted Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:37:00 -0800

The Graduate & Professional Student Association will have a reading at noon Wednesday, Jan. 17, on the first floor of the University of Idaho Library. This reading will focus on the subject of peace and world literature. The featured speaker will be Erin James from the English department.

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Reminder: Excellence Awards Nominations Due

Posted Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:35:00 -0800

Nominations for University Excellence Awards are due Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. Please go to this page to read about each award and nominate one of your deserving colleagues!

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Faculty/Staff Meal Plans on Special

Posted Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:33:00 -0800

Vandals Dining is running a special specifically for faculty and staff. Usually we give one free meal for every 10 purchased, but through Jan. 31, we are offering two free meals with every 10 purchased! Meals for faculty and staff never expire and can be used for guests. To purchase, visit For any questions, contact Allison Wright, Vandals Dining marketing coordinator, at 111-111-6050.

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MFA Employee Enrollment Deadline Is Jan. 17

Posted Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:48:00 -0800

Faculty and staff are encouraged to enroll in Multifactor Authentication (MFA) before the deadline, 6 a.m. Pacific time, Wednesday, Jan. 17. Read more

LGBTQA Office Brown Bag Series Begins Jan. 23

Posted Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:43:00 -0800

The LGBTQA Office will be hosting a brown bag presentation at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in the Crest Room, fourth floor of the Idaho Commons, Moscow. The LGBTQA Brown Bag Series features presentations, panel discussions and more about LGBTQA identities and the queer community. January's topic is "Campus Climate and Best Practices for LGBTQA Students." Everyone is welcome! Read more

LGBTQA Safe Zone Training Jan. 18

Posted Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:43:00 -0800

Register now for Safe Zone Open Training for faculty and staff, scheduled for 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Pitman Center Room 045. Safe Zone programs promote the understanding and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, and ally people on campuses nationwide. The mission of the UI Safe Zone Program is to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for LGBTQA students, faculty, and staff at the University of Idaho. The training is offered by the LGBTQA Office. Register today.

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LGBTQA Office and Campus Christian Center Family Potluck Jan. 29

Posted Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:40:00 -0800

Join the LGBTQA Office and the Campus Christian Center for a potluck dinner from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, fat the Campus Christian Center, 822 Elm St., Moscow. Bring a dish to share and meet fellow LGBTQA Christians and allies. All are welcome.

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Hosting a Meeting? Don't Forget Zoom

Posted Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:37:00 -0800

The University of Idaho offers Zoom, a free video conferencing service available to all university employees. Employees, committees and other groups hosting meetings, speakers, workshops or other events, are encouraged to use Zoom to make your meeting accessible for our stakeholders statewide. For assistance or questions, contact your Technology Solutions Partner (TSP), Local Support Team or email [email protected] If you're hosting a Zoom meeting, be sure to include the link in your U of I Daily Register submission. Read more

Theatre Arts Hosts Open Auditions for Spring Performances Jan. 13

Posted Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:04:00 -0800

Auditions for Theatre Arts spring semester shows are open to all. This semester's auditions are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Hartung Theater. Productions include "The Last Mother in the House of Chavis," "True West" and "The Children's Hour." Get more information and sign up.

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Construction News for Jan. 15

Posted Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:58:00 -0800

New this week: The Administration Building north entrance will open on Wednesday, Jan. 17; the main east entrance on Jan. 31. For more details go to For questions and/or concerns, please contact Facilities at 111-111-6246, [email protected] or fill out the online Report a Safety Concern form.

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Hazardous Waste Management Workshop

Posted Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:49:00 -0800

The Office of Environmental Safety and Security will hold a hazardous waste management workshop from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in Ag Sci 104. This workshop will help employees and students identify hazardous waste, manage the waste in an environmentally acceptable manner, request hazardous waste collection, and understand emergency procedures in the event of chemical release. Guidelines and procedures are provided for the proper handling, storage, containment, accumulation, and disposal of hazardous materials. This course is required upon initial assignment with a refresher every five years for those that generate or manage hazardous waste.

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U of I Library Serves Up Water, Coffee and Scans

Posted Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:12:00 -0800

This week, students, faculty and staff may notice a few new additions in the University of Idaho Library: A dedicated scanning station, a water bottle refilling station and Starbucks brewed coffee in the Fishbowl. Read more

Vandal Green Dot Overview for Faculty and Staff

Posted Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:08:00 -0800

Violence Prevention Programs will host a Vandal Green Dot Bystander Intervention program overview for employees at 3;#0 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the Idaho Commons Horizon Room, Moscow. Read more

Campus Security Offers Free Safe Walk Services

Posted Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:25:00 -0800

University of Idaho Security wants to remind the Vandal community about a free, 24/7 service it offers year-round called Safe Walk. This service is available to all students, faculty, staff and U of I visitors. Read more

Winter Clean Commute Day Jan. 16

Posted Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:13:00 -0800

Please join the University of Idaho Sustainability Center from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, to celebrate sustainable transportation this winter by choosing to bike, walk, carpool or use public transportation to get to work or school. Stop by the Theophilus Tower lawn for hot refreshments, demo bikes, and outdoor equipment. For more information, contact Jace Hogg at [email protected] Read more

Nikkita Oliver Gives 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Address Jan. 18

Posted Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:45:00 -0800

The University of Idaho's Office of Equity and Diversity and Office of Multicultural Affairs is pleased to announce that Nikkita Oliver will give the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. keynote address at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. PItman Center, Moscow. Oliver is an organizer, educator, teaching-artist, and attorney. She addresses the importance of community organizing and how white supremacist structures impact our everyday lives. For more information please contact [email protected] Read more

Important Policy and Emergency Reminders for a New Semester

Posted Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:02:00 -0800

With a new semester beginning, it is important to review several essential regulations and be aware of emergency contact information. This information can also be viewed online. Read more

Stopping Sexploitation Speaker Series

Posted Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:27:00 -0800

The Stopping Sexploitation Speaker Series is a snack dinner and speaker series for the campus community from 5:30-7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Campus Christian Center. The series begins Jan. 30 and ends Feb. 27. For more information, contact 111-882-2536 or [email protected] The series is free and open to all, and does not contain religious content. Topics include gender roles and stereotypes, preventing sexual violence, cyberabuse, pornography and sex trafficking. Read more

Library Workshops for Spring 2018

Posted Wed, 10 Jan 2018 07:57:00 -0800

The Library's spring workshop series kicks off next week with exciting offerings ranging from OER to GIS with R, GitHub to citation management! Come learn about tools that can impact your research and teaching at UI, making your academic life better. If you need more, drop in at the MILL for creative sessions featuring everything from 3D modeling to zines! There is something of interest to every discipline and skill level, so please check out the full listings. Read more

Participants Wanted: Pregnancy Related Lumbo-Pelvic Pain Study

Posted Tue, 09 Jan 2018 10:28:00 -0800

The Athletic Training program faculty are looking for participants for an intervention study exploring the effects of manual therapy on pregnancy related lumbo-pelvic pain. Participants are considered eligible if they are currently pregnant (due date between March 12 and July 21, 2018) and are experiencing back, pelvic or hip pain as a result of pregnancy. Participation takes about 60-90 minutes and will be conducted out of our Integrated Sport Medicine and Rehabilitative Therapy Clinic and the Integrated Sport Medicine Movement Analysis Laboratory Feb. 15-17, 28, and March 1-2. Participants are compensated with $150, 36 diapers and a baby carrier wrap! You can find more information about the ISMaRT Clinic, ISMMAL, or the study by contacting Dr. Lindsay Larkins at [email protected]

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Drop-in Mindfulness Sessions Resume Jan. 10

Posted Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:17:00 -0800

UI Mind and founding teacher Jamie Derrick, Ph.D., will be offering a weekly drop-in mindfulness mediation each week on Wednesdays starting Jan. 10. It runs noon to 12:20 p.m. in TLC 041. This is a practice period and is open to beginners as well as more experienced meditators. Staff, faculty, students, and community members are all welcome. More information available on the UI Mind website.

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Open Session for Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Candidate

Posted Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:49:00 -0800

An open forum is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the Jim Lyle Alumni Lounge in Hays Hall for Jennie Hall, a candidate for the position of director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. The forum will also be available via Zoom.
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Office of Research Assurances Survey

Posted Mon, 08 Jan 2018 10:35:00 -0800

The University of Idaho's Office of Research Assurances (ORA) is gathering information to better understand faculty and staff member satisfaction with ORA and its associated committees and oversight areas. Read more

Workforce Diversity Offers Training Workshops for Search Committees

Posted Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:38:00 -0800

Have you served as a hiring manager, search committee chair or search committee member? Maybe you will in the future! Maximize your chances of making the perfect hire with a deeper understanding of the University of Idaho's search process, tips and strategies. U of I Workforce Diversity's Search Committee Training helps you understand your role as a search committee member, build anti-bias awareness, and review best practices for recruiting, screening applications, interviewing, reference checking, and more. Read more

Onsite Health Coaching Jan. 10

Posted Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:33:00 -0800

Blue Cross of Idaho Health Coach Chelsea Munoz will be on campus Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to provide one on one 30-minute health coaching sessions. Please sign up on the WellConnected Wellness Portal on the Blue Cross of Idaho member website. Sessions are available from 8:30 -11 a.m. and 2-4:30 p.m. in the Human Resources Front conference room. Registration is required. Read more

Construction News for Jan. 8

Posted Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:06:00 -0800

New this week: The Administration Building North Entrance is closed until approximately Jan. 17. Also, construction of the new president's house has begun. Read more about these projects at For questions and/or concerns, please contact Facilities at 111-111-6246, [email protected] or fill out the online Report a Safety Concern form.

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IRIC Seminar Series Has Openings for Speakers

Posted Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:04:00 -0800

IRIC Seminar Series is seeking speakers for its spring 2018 series. During the academic year, the series is from 12:30-1:30 p.m. every Friday in the IRIC Step Auditorium. The series focuses primarily on research in IRIC but is open to all research on campus.
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Reminder: MLK Art and Essay Contest Entries Due Jan. 31

Posted Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:00:00 -0800

To commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., University of Idaho undergraduates, graduates and professional students enrolled for the spring semester are invited to write an essay or create an artistic piece in the medium of their choice in response to a prompt about equality and social, racial and ethnic justice. Entries are due on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded for the best entry in each of four categories; $100 honorable mention scholarships will also be awarded in each category. Winners will be announced at Shades of Black on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Full details and a writing prompt on the contest theme are on the Ubuntu website. Read more

Tell the Story of Your Research with Help from the Library

Posted Thu, 04 Jan 2018 10:49:00 -0800

Do you have text, images, video, audio and maps you would like combine in one application to tell a story? Story Maps might be helpful to you. The application is available to you through our geographic information systems site license. Contact Bruce Godfrey GIS librarian, with questions.

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Facilities Seeks Assistance with Slippery Surfaces

Posted Thu, 04 Jan 2018 10:47:00 -0800

U of I Facilities is seeking faculty, staff and student help in reducing slippery, icy areas on campus by using a "sand can" to spread sand on slippery pavement areas. Read more

Winter Recreation Activities Not Permitted on U of I Property

Posted Thu, 04 Jan 2018 10:29:00 -0800

Winter is an awesome season to get outside and enjoy all that Idaho has to offer as an outdoor playground. However, U of I campuses cannot be those playgrounds in most situations. As a reminder, recreational vehicles and winter activities such as sledding, skiing and snowboarding are not allowed on any U of I property, including in the Charles Shattuck Arboretum and the Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
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JAMM Offers Free Showing of "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Posted Thu, 04 Jan 2018 10:17:00 -0800

The School of Journalism and Mass Media in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences is celebrating its new bachelor's degree in film and television studies with a screening of the highly acclaimed film, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. Free admission will be offered to everyone with a U of I or WSU identification.

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Updated Reasonable Accommodations Statement for Syllabi

Posted Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:42:00 -0800

The University of Idaho's Disability Support Services office has a new name and a new location. Those services are now provided by the Center for Disability Access and Resources (CDAR), which is located in the Bruce M. Pitman Center Suite 127. Read more

Photo Services Gives Free Access to Select University Images

Posted Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:18:00 -0800

University of Idaho Photo Services is pleased to announce that U of I employees and students now have access to a gallery of free images to download and use in presentations and for other professional uses. Read more

Free New York Times Online Available to U of I Employees and Students

Posted Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:49:00 -0800

It's a real freebie for every U of I student and employee for just being a Vandal who likes to read. In partnership with Associated Students University of Idaho (ASUI), the University of Idaho Library is offering all students, faculty and staff full online access to the New York Times for absolutely no cost to users. Read more

Neck Pain Study Seeking Volunteers

Posted Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:35:00 -0800

If you have had neck pain for over three months and are not currently receiving medical care for it, you may be eligible to participate in a six-week neck pain intervention study. Participants who complete three testing sessions and a series of evening classes will receive $80. Find out if you qualify, and to learn more about the study. Read more

The Argonaut Switches to Thursday Publication Schedule

Posted Tue, 19 Dec 2017 10:42:00 -0800

The U of I student newspaper, The Argonaut, will print once weekly on Thursdays beginning Jan. 18, 2018. For more information about the newspaper or to share story ideas, visit or contact [email protected] For information about advertising in the Argonaut in print or online, contact [email protected] or visit the website.

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Staff Merit Pay Forum for Supervisors Jan. 19

Posted Tue, 19 Dec 2017 10:40:00 -0800

The Staff Compensation Task Force is hosting a presentation/forum for supervisors to discuss merit pay. The forum is 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018,\in the Vandal Ballroom of the Pitman Center, Moscow. The forum will include information and discussion regarding merit pay as the seventh factor of market-based compensation. HR Executive Director Wes Matthews will also present a proposal for incorporating merit pay decisions into our developing compensation model. With Q&A, the meeting should go until 11 a.m. While the meeting is intended for supervisors, anyone is welcome to attend. The meeting is available on Zoom.

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University-Wide Policy Changes July 2016-July 2017

Posted Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:08:00 -0800

A list of new/amended university-wide policies, those in the Administrative Procedures Manual or Faculty-Staff Handbook, covering the period July 1, 2016-July 1, 2017 can be viewed here. Each policy is linked to a redline showing changes or new policy, as noted. Policies that arrive in the Policy Coordinator’s Office are assigned a university policy number (UP#) for tracking purposes by fiscal year and published annually. Read more

VandalStore Staff & Faculty Sale and Holiday Hours

Posted Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:34:00 -0800

Calling all staff and faculty! Finish your holiday shopping at the VandalStore on Tuesday, Dec. 19, with 30 percent off Vandal gear storewide. If you're not in Moscow or Boise, shop online with code: WINTERSTAFF17. The VandalStore is open through Christmas Eve. ​Get a complete list of holiday hours on our website.

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Common Read Nominations Open Until Jan. 2

Posted Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:22:00 -0800

The Common Read Committee has extended the deadline for nominations for a book to be the centerpiece of the 2018-2019 Common Read program. The new deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Nominations should be sent to [email protected]
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MFA Hardware Tokens Available Beginning Dec. 18

Posted Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:04:00 -0800

Multifactor Authentication (MFA) tokens have arrived and will be distributed to employees, departments and units who have requested them. As a reminder, all employees are required to enroll in Duo, U of I's MFA security software application, by Jan. 17, 2018.

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Save the Date: U of I Hosts NCPS Conference in July

Posted Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:21:00 -0800

The University of Idaho invites all employees to save the date for the fourth annual Conference of the Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff in Higher Education, which will be held July 18-20, 2018 on the Moscow campus.

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Unplug Heaters and Appliances Before Break

Posted Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:05:00 -0800

Employees who have a space heater or other portable appliance (e.g., coffee makers) in your office space, please remember to unplug it before leaving for the winter break — a fire prevention message from your friends in U of I Facilities, Environmental Health and Safety and Public Safety and Security.

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Walker and Bikers Urged to Use Caution on Winter Sidewalks

Posted Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:53:00 -0800

Anyone who has tried to cross campus during a class change knows how busy the university walkways and streets can be. It is important to be aware of those around you for smooth sidewalk flow and to keep everyone safe. Please keep in mind these quick tips this winter. Read more

Bring Canned Food for Free Admission to the Student Rec Center

Posted Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:11:00 -0800

Bring three cans of food to the Student Recreation Center and get in free over winter break. The canned food drive runs Dec. 16-Jan. 9. Free admission includes the SRC, wellness classes and Climbing Center. The basics clinic and equipment is not included. Canned soup, meals (i.e.: chili, meat raviolis, stews) peanut butter and canned meats (i.e. tuna, chicken) will be accepted. Ramen or instant noodles will not be accepted. Visit for building hours and class schedules during break. Read more

Nominate a Staff Member for the McBride Prize

Posted Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:03:00 -0800

The Staff Awards Committee wants to highlight the McBride Prize as an award presented at the Staff Awards Ceremony. Last year, there were no valid nominations for this prestigious award. The McBride Prize is given to a staff member in the Non-Faculty Exempt category who emulates the example set forth by retired staff member Larry McBride during his nearly 20 years of distinguished service to the university. Read more

Staff Awards Ceremony Nominations Now Open

Posted Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:45:00 -0800

The Staff Awards Committee invites nominations for staff who have shown exemplary dedication and have gone above and beyond their normal job duties at the University of Idaho. The nominations are now open and they will remain open until Feb. 9, 2018. The seven nomination categories are as follows: Senior Leadership, Non-Faculty Exempt, Technical/Paraprofessional, Service/Maintenance, Skilled Trades, Administrative Assistance and a Team Award. If you are unsure of the category for the nominee, please submit a nomination regardless; the committee will review and ensure they are placed in the correct category. There is also the opportunity to nominate an exemplary student for the Staff Educational Award. The nominations are open to all University of Idaho employees, so please consider nominating someone who you feel is deserving of these awards. ​Visit for more information about the categories, how to nominate and to access the nomination forms. Read more

Open Session for IBEST Director Candidate Dec. 13

Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:55:00 -0800

The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) is hosting an open session for Barrie Robison, a candidate for the position of IBEST director. The forum is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.. 13, in the IRIC Atrium. This session is an opportunity to discuss his vision for IBEST, including major challenges he may see and what he would bring to the position in the role of director. IBEST faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend. Read more

WSU and U of I Advisors Info Session on Law School

Posted Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:53:00 -0800

The College of Law Office of Admissions is hosting an info session on law school for WSU and U of I advisors, faculty and staff at noon Thursday, Dec 14, in Room 108 of the Menard building. Topics to be covered include the application process, 3+3 programs for undergrads, the curriculum, academic opportunities, clinics and more.

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JAMM Researcher Collecting Stories for #MeToo Project

Posted Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:38:00 -0800

Denise Bennett, assistant professor of journalism and mass media, invites participants to share their #MeToo stories for a short documentary about local women's issues to screen at the UI Women's Center's annual LunaFest Women's Film Festival. Please call 111-310-0334 or email [email protected] to schedule a video interview if you are interested.

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Records Center Winter Break Schedule

Posted Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:16:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Records Center in the Office of Records Management will be closed during the U of I winter break from Dec. 18, 2017, to Jan. 9, 2018. Records Center employees will be responding to questions via email at [email protected] Starting spring 2018 semester, Records Center assistance and access will be by appointment only. To make an appointment, please email [email protected] The Records Center is located in the basement of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Read more

Fourth Annual Print and Ceramics Sale Dec. 9

Posted Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:36:00 -0800

The College of Art and Architecture Art and Design program's fourth Annual Print and Ceramics Sale is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Prichard Art Gallery. Stop by for unique locally made holiday gifts! All proceeds benefit artists and studios.

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Reminders About Seasonal Footwear

Posted Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:30:00 -0800

More winter weather days of ice and snow are on the way. With this in mind, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) offers a few seasonal footwear reminders to keep Vandals mobile and injury free. Read more

Construction News Updates: Admin Entrance Reopening Delayed

Posted Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:47:00 -0800

New this week: The reopening of the Administration Building's main entrance has been extended to Jan. 31. Please use caution around raised scaffolding near the Bruce M. Pitman Center. For more details go to For questions and/or concerns, please call or email U of I Facilities at [email protected] or 111-111-6246 or fill out the online Report a Safety Concern form.

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Open Forums for Finalists for Director of Research and Faculty Development

Posted Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:20:00 -0800

Two finalists for the position of director of the Research and Faculty Development, within the Office for Research and Economic Development (ORED), will be on campus Dec. 12-13. An open forum will be held from 9:10-10:40 a.m. each day in Morrill Hall, Room 402, in Moscow. Research and Faculty Development is a new unit under ORED and each candidate has been asked to prepare a presentation on his/her vision for promoting research and faculty development at UI. There will be time for Q&A after each presentation. Copies of each candidate's CV will be available at his/her session and the search committee will hand out evaluation forms to collect feedback from those who attend the forums. For further information, please contact Deb Shaver at [email protected]

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General Curriculum Report 291

Posted Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:19:00 -0800

General Curriculum Report #291, dated Dec. 6, 2017 is available for viewing and printing. Items listed on this report will have the necessary faculty approvals unless a petition requesting further consideration of a specific item is signed by five faculty and submitted to the chair of the Faculty Senate by Dec. 20, 2017. Read more

U of I Student Club Raises Funds for Hurricane Relief

Posted Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:45:00 -0800

Movimento Activista Social, a student group at the University of Idaho, is collaborating with Panda Express to fundraise money for the Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief. The devastating effect of Hurricane Maria is still being felt tremendously by the people of Puerto Rico. Read more

Sign Up to Receive Here We Have Idaho Magazine Digitally

Posted Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:31:00 -0800

The University of Idaho is now offering digital subscriptions for Here We Have Idaho magazine. If you would like to receive a digital copy of the magazine, please sign up for the email edition. An email with article highlights and a link to view the online stories and flip through the digital magazine will be sent to you twice a year.

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Join the ninth annual Virtual Conference: Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment Feb. 12-23, 2018

Posted Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:13:00 -0800

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Distance & Extended Education invite all faculty and staff to participate in the ninth annual Virtual Conference:“Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment” Feb. 12-23, 2018. Hosted by the University of Idaho, this national online conference features 60 interactive sessions (six sessions per day), all delivered totally online via Zoom. All sessions will be recorded and become part of our online library, which includes almost 400 hundred sessions from prior conferences.
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U of I Boise Participates in Food Safety Conference in January

Posted Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:37:00 -0800

Jeff Kronenberg of TechHelp and the University of Idaho Boise will present an FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food two and a half day course Jan. 23-25, 2018, at The Riverside Hotel in Boise. The new FSMA regulation requires every processing facility to have a trained resource person who has completed a specialized training course, such as this one, developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance that is recognized by the FDA.This is a public workshop and registration is now open. Learn more on the conference website.

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Latah County Human Rights Task Force Accepting Nominations for Rosa Parks Awards

Posted Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:47:00 -0800

The Latah County Human Rights Task Force is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Awards. Two recipients are selected for this award each year and the awards are presented at the Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Community Breakfast. The 2018 Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, January 20th at the Moscow Middle School. One award is given to a recipient who has a history of commitment and achievement in the field of human rights for our community. A Junior Award is presented to a high school or university student, or some other young person who has shown promise in the field of human rights. Read more

Alumni Relations Hosts Pre-Concert Festivities

Posted Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:41:00 -0800

The Office of Alumni Relations would like to cordially invite U of I alumni, employees and friends to attend a special reception in the Jim Lyle Alumni Lounge just before the annual University of Idaho 28th Jazz Choirs Holiday Concert from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. The event will feature wines from the "Vandals Uncorked" wine club, as well as have hearty appetizers for you and your family. Read more

ORED Short and Sweet Talks Dec. 7

Posted Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:08:00 -0800

Join the Office of Research and Economic Development at our SAS (Short and Sweet) Talks featuring researchers from across campus from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in the IRIC Step Auditorium. Ten rapid-fire presentations will over a fast-paced, exciting look at some of our rising star researchers. The event is free and open to all with a networking reception after the presentations.

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Open Forums for Finalists for IPO Executive Director Position Dec. 5 and 8

Posted Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:26:00 -0800

Two finalist for the position of executive director of U of I's International Programs Office will be on campus next Tuesday and Friday. Open forums will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 each day in TLC 047. Each candidate has been asked to prepare a presentation on "Challenges and Opportunities for International Programs at The University of Idaho." There will be time for Q&A after each presentation. The search committee will hand out evaluation forms to collected feedback from those who attend the forums. Read more

Winter Break Parking Enforcement for Dec. 18-Jan. 9

Posted Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:01:00 -0800

Parking and Transportation Services would like to remind the campus community about parking enforcement regulations during winter break, Dec. 18, 2017, through Jan. 9, 2018. Read more

Relax During De-Stress Fest Dec. 4-8

Posted Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:11:00 -0800

De-Stress Fest, hosted by various campus partners, is an opportunity for students and the U of I community to remember to relax and take a break during a high-stress time of the semester, Dec. 4-8, 2017. All events are free and include yoga at the SRC, chair massages, cooking class, and more! A full calendar can be found online at

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Report a Safety Concern Form Now Available

Posted Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:05:00 -0800

The Division of Infrastructure is partnering to provide employees and students a quick and easy way to report campus safety concerns and issues. The new, mobile-friendly "Report a Safety Concern" form is now available. Read more

QPR: Suicide Prevention Training Dec. 14

Posted Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:02:00 -0800

Register today for QPR. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer and 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. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope, and refer to appropriate resources. The training is 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, in Commons Horizon, Moscow. Pre-registration is encouraged online at

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Congratulate Your Graduates in The Argonaut

Posted Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:31:00 -0800

Colleges, departments and organizations are invited to recognize their students' achievements with an advertisement in The Argonaut's Dec. 5 graduation edition. Our Student Media Advertising reps will help you find the best size and price option for you. Design your own, or we'll design for free. Orders are due by noon on Monday, Dec. 4. Contact [email protected] or 111-871-5902 to get a quote or make an order today.

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Vandal Food Pantry In Need of Donations

Posted Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:27:00 -0800

The Vandal Food Pantry supports those in the Vandal Community experiencing food insecurity. During the holiday season we need donations more than ever! Read more

Parking and Transportation Services Offers Free Jump Starts

Posted Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:19:00 -0800

Winter is hard on vehicles: now's the time to catch up on needed service and equip your vehicle with appropriate winter tires. If you do end up needing a jump start or tire inflation on the main Moscow UI campus, PTS PIT Crew is here to help, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Follow the PTS PIT Crew's adventures on Facebook.

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Veterans Club Cold Weather Gear Charity Collection

Posted Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:17:00 -0800

Veterans at the University of Idaho is holding a cold weather gear drive from now until the end of the semester and will be giving all donations to the Family Promise of the Palouse. Please help by donating any kind of cold weather gear you may have through Friday, Dec. 15. Donation collection bins are located throughout the Idaho Commons and Bruce Pitman Center. If you need help finding a drop off location please stop by the Veteran's Assistance Office in the Idaho Commons, Room 305. Thank you for your support!

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Architecture Design Awards Luncheon

Posted Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:41:00 -0800

The Architecture Design Awards Luncheon is at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, in the Commons Whitewater Room, Moscow. The event includes a buffet lunch and will feature keynote speaker Alec Holser with Opsis Architecture. Opsis is designing the new Idaho Arena. The event will conclude with the "Best Use of Idaho Wood" Architectural Design Award presentation. This event is free and open to the public.

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Reminder: Teaching, Advising and Hoffman Awards Nominations

Posted Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:37:00 -0800

It's time to submit the name of an outstanding teacher or advisor! Deadline for nominations for the Teaching, Advising and Hoffman Excellence Awards is Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, to [email protected]

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Career Services Offers Free Santa Photos Nov. 29-30

Posted Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:25:00 -0800

Career Services is offering free photos with Santa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 29-30, 2017, in the Idaho Commons rotunda. All Vandals are invited to have a photo taken with the CEO of the North Pole. All students, alumni, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. We can also accommodate groups like sororities and fraternities as well. Photos will be posted on the Career Services Facebook page.

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Next Deadline for IRIC Applications Jan. 5

Posted Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:16:00 -0800

The Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) Facility Committee continues to consider applications for space in the IRIC building. University of Idaho faculty and staff can access application forms online. The deadline for the next round of consideration is 3:00pm Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Read more

Campus Conversation: U of I Under Assault

Posted Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:14:00 -0800

Join the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Whitewater Room for the next Campus Conversation! We will be discussing sexual assault at the University of Idaho, Title IX litigation, and how media has covered this issue in the past and in response to the recent scandals involving celebrities.
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