The transition into a first or new university can be a difficult one, but Leah Rosenkranz, Peer Advising on the College Experience program coordinator, said having a mentor to help freshmen and transfer students through their first year is beneficial for everyone involved.
Experiencing a new side to volunteering — ASB trips go beyond simple volunteerism Allison Griffith 01.31.2013
The Alternative Service Break trips created by the University of Idaho Center for Volunteerism every year offer a chance for students to not only do service work and gain hands on experience, but also to discuss major issues facing our world today, said Bruce Mann, the coordinator for the Center for Volunteerism.
Aggies plow through Idaho – slow start doom Vandals to first WAC road loss Kevin Bingaman 01.31.2013
The Idaho women’s basketball team had won all four WAC road games heading into Thursday night’s matchup against Utah State, but the streak came to an abrupt end when the Aggies dominated Idaho 81-50 in Logan Thursday night.
When tragedy comes together Michelle Gregg 01.31.2013
In light of two student deaths less than two weeks ago, it is important to remember the support the University of Idaho and the community provide to each other — how in difficult times they come together and help one another, said Sharon Fritz, psychologist at the Counseling and Testing Center.
Without two of its top three scorers, Utah State was critically wounded. The Aggies were far from dead though, and were able to break out of a four-game skid with a 77-67 win against Idaho Thursday evening in the Cowan Spectrum.
Predicting the WAC: WBB Theo Lawson 01.31.2013
Seattle U. (11-8, 8-2) Currently: 1st Predicted finish: 1st It’s hard to picture the formerly independent Redhawks without the first seed come WAC Tournament time. Seattle U. narrowly beat Utah State in the Puget Sound and will face a demanding test when they meet the Aggies at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Saturday. Led […]
Selling the sport — UI Athletics marketing, Vandalizers team up to support Vandals Kaitlyn Krasselt 01.31.2013
Promoting, engaging and increasing attendance at athletic events are all part of the marketing strategy for Vandal Athletics, and Athletic Marketing Director Ryan Gilmore has been planning events to do all of the above this basketball season.
Pin access phase-out Katy Sword 01.31.2013
Feb. 19 will mark the end of pin access for University of Idaho students. The pin has been in effect since VandalWeb was launched more than 10 years ago, which Chuck Lanham, information technology services assistant director, said was originally deployed because it was the login method chosen by Banner Systems.
Disqualifying freshmen — Faculty Senate votes on regulation to put first-year students on academic disqualification for earning less than 1.0 GPA Britt Kiser 01.31.2013
Four out of five University of Idaho students who earn below a 1.0 GPA in their first semester of college drop out of school or are placed on academic probation at the end of the following semester, said Andrew Brewick, director of university advising services.
Clearing future of foreign policy chaos Erik Fink 01.31.2013
On Wednesday, the University of Idaho held its annual Martin Forum in the Administration Building Auditorium, with retired Ambassador Richard LeBaron as its speaker. LeBaron’s foreign diplomacy experience, particularly in the Middle East, allowed him to discuss the topic, “The Future of US Foreign Policy.”
YAY Congratulations to my mommy and her boyfriend on their engagement. Finally. –Lindsey
Whenever the Idaho women’s basketball team hits the court of Cowan Spectrum, they’re greeted by silence. It’s because there’s usually more people sitting at the press table than there are in the stands, which is sad and unfair. The women deserve the support of the student body and community, especially with how they’re performing this […]
Pac-12, take two — Idaho visits rival Washington State in final dual meet of season Anthony Kuipers 01.31.2013
The Idaho swimming and diving team will face a familiar foe today as they battle Palouse rival Washington State in Pullman.
Crossing cultures — New library collection focuses on Muslim beliefs, culture, heritage Kaitlin Moroney 01.31.2013
Sixty-nine percent of Americans are not familiar with Islam or Muslim culture, according to a Pew Research poll. Students at the University of Idaho have a chance to buck that statistic and learn from a collection of educational materials entitled “Bridging Cultures, Muslim Journeys.”