News briefs: April 29, 2016 04.28.2016

Faculty Senate considers renaming meeting space in honor of Joyce Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting began with a moment of silence for Dean of the College of Science Paul Joyce, who died in a car accident Saturday. Faculty Senate Chair Randall Teal said Joyce was a former Faculty Senate Chair, and he played a crucial role

Current and incoming ASUI presidents analyze ASUI budget 04.28.2016

ASUI President Max Cowan has been analyzing where cutbacks and reallocations should be made in the ASUI budget for the 2017 fiscal year. Cowan said ASUI receives a total budget of about $1 million and this goes to all the departments under The Department of Student Involvement. Deciding where money should be allocated has been

Shooting for a common goal, UI student seeks to share her passion for a cause 04.28.2016

For international studies and sociology junior Cynthia Ballesteros, soccer has always been a part of life. “I come from a soccer background, and have been playing since I was five,” Ballesteros said. “All of my sisters play, I’m one of five girls, and so every time I go home, there’s at least two or three

Police log: April 21 – 24 04.28.2016

April 21 Warbonnet Drive, 8:21 a.m. Male died after an apparent alcohol overdose. 900 block University Avenue, Teaching and Learning Center, 10:02 a.m. Student left his backpack in a classroom. When he returned, it was gone. The backpack contained a laptop and was not found in lost and found. April 22 South Jackson Street, 4:43

Police tips: Things to remember as summer approaches 04.28.2016

When using a bicycle, make sure it is properly secured when parked. MPD recovers between 300 to 600 bicycles annually that end up unable to be returned to the owners. When running errands, do not bring pets. If unavoidable, roll down windows and leave water, but try not to be gone long. If leaving Moscow

Faculty Senate debates adding first-year law program in Boise 04.28.2016

As it is now at the University of Idaho, law students must spend their first year in Moscow before considering the option to move to the Boise law school, but the College of Law is looking to expand. At the Faculty Senate meeting April 19, Richard Seamon of the College of Law reviewed the proposal

Dusting off democracy: Local students speak out on national politics 04.28.2016

As a left-leaning city in a traditionally red state, Moscow is a fascinating place to be politically active, said ASUI Director of Policy Nick Wren. “When you go to college you always hear people say, ‘Oh, universities are massively liberal,’ but I think that takes more of a spin at an Idaho university,” Wren said.

Local bookstores to celebrate Indie Bookstore Day 04.28.2016

Many Moscow residents know they can rely on Book People of Moscow to always offer a warm, friendly atmosphere. Hidden amongst stacks of books are oversized beanbag chairs and a community chalkboard. For co-owner Carol Spurling, bookstores are a staple of any community. Spurling said they make downtowns more special. “We have events, author events,

UI student composes score for production of Phantom of the Opera 04.28.2016

Sitting at a table, scores in hand, hair slightly tousled, Dylan Champagne looked the part of a composer. The massive, cumbersome scores occupied nearly the entire table, the rest stacked with various other music-themed books. Champagne, a University of Idaho junior, set out on a behemoth task last spring. Inspired by a friend and a

Projects from inventions to artwork recognized at awards ceremony 04.25.2016

University of Idaho fashion major Ariana Tobe said avant-garde fashion means using unconventional materials and designs to create everyday garments — that, she said, was her goal when she made a dress out of sombreros. “I think it’s important in the fashion industry to know all aspects of fashion, no matter what specific career goal

43rd annual Moscow Renaissance Fair celebrates the arrival of spring 04.25.2016

As a child, Whitney Schroeder spent hours walking through the craft booths set up in East City Park for Moscow’s annual celebration of spring: the Renaissance Fair. She listened to the live music, played in the park’s sandbox and ate fried cinnamon dough treats called Nessie Ears. “I was always kind of in awe of

Incoming ASUI President discusses plans for Vandal Shuttle 04.25.2016

It’s cold, it’s late, you’ve been drinking — there’s any number of reasons to want to catch a free cab. That’s why ASUI President-elect Austin Karstetter said he is working to implement the Vandal Shuttle program. Vandal Shuttle was one of Karstetter’s platform points during the recent ASUI elections that he said he would like

Loss of Paul Joyce felt throughout community 04.25.2016

Paul Joyce was most comfortable in a white T-shirt and black pants with a notepad and a No. 2 pencil in his hand. He told math jokes in the classroom. He loved his coffee. He had an insatiable interest in politics. As the Dean of the University of Idaho’s College of Science, he created a

University-wide grant prompts interdisciplinary research 04.25.2016

Everyone wanted the chance to be the research VIP. The Vandal Idea Project, a university-wide grant program funded through the President’s Office, awarded five teams of interdisciplinary researchers funds for innovative projects. Thirty-eight proposals were submitted to the program, said College of Science Dean Paul Joyce, who was interviewed prior to his death in a

Turning water to gold — Moscow beer scene celebrates community 04.25.2016

Tyler Hawkins may be a brewmaster today, but that wasn’t what Neil Marzolf originally hired him to do — originally, he hired him to milk his goats. At first, Marzolf and his wife Ramirose Attebury, a University of Idaho reference librarian, planned to start a goat barn five miles outside of Moscow. One day, Marzolf

The business of brewing — Moscow brewery localizes supplies 04.25.2016

Four months into its presence in Latah County, Rants and Raves Brewery strives to have a positive impact in Moscow through supply localization and water conservation. The fledging brewery plans to localize the entirety of its hop and wheat supply by the year 2020, beginning with the establishment of a hop farm in Latah County.

Zumbathon aims to raise awareness for sexual assault 04.25.2016

On the night of the It’s On Us Zumbathon, the International Ballroom was full of bright lights and loud music. Participants matched the mood of the room by wearing tutus and light-up shoes. Students, faculty and Moscow community members gathered Friday to work up a sweat while raising money for victims of sexual assault and

Dean of the College of Science died in car accident Saturday 04.24.2016

Tuesday According to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office, Paul Joyce left the High Country Inn near Ahsahka, Idaho, at about 10:30 p.m. Friday and was headed to the Best Western in Orofino to spend the night. The statement from Sheriff Chris Goetz said Joyce was unfamiliar with the area and was given directions to the

Residence halls gather to celebrate their living groups 04.21.2016

A week of sun and events, including human bowling and Mario Kart, made up the 2nd annual Residence Hall Our Memorable Experience (rhOME) Week. Haleigh Sims-Douglas, Residence Hall Association programming chair, said last year the event lasted only two days. This year, it ran a full week. “(RhOME) is way to get people out of their

UI and WSU Hawaii Clubs celebrate a night of island culture 04.21.2016

The windows in JEB 104 beamed brightly the evening of April 12, shedding a rainbow of colors on the cool night exterior for An Evening on the Pacific Islands, hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Passersby may have turned a cheek as notes of obscure Polynesian music escaped the cracked doors. Lexi Forbes, accompanied

Faculty Senate approves broadening the range of courses to fit under American diversity 04.21.2016

Director of General Education Kenton Bird started his presentation at Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting on a note of optimism. “The end is in sight,” Bird said. Faculty Senate voted to pass two proposed changes in regard to General Education that Bird brought up. The first change would add the university-wide learning outcomes to the UI

Faculty Senate approves administration-proposed revisions to leave policy 04.21.2016

After several discussions throughout the semester, Faculty Senate voted to pass the proposed revisions to the University of Idaho’s leave policy at the Feb. 12 meeting. The revisions came from UI administration, and Debra Ellers of General Counsel presented them at the meeting. The biggest change was that new employees would have to wait six

Faculty Senate discusses narrative versus numerical evaluations 04.21.2016

Faculty Senate went back and forth at the Feb. 12 meeting debating the merits of the new proposed form for faculty evaluations, which provided a more narrative option for criticism. The room was split. Eventually, they voted to pass a hybrid form of evaluation between the ones proposed by Faculty Senate Chair Randall Teal and

ASUI passes resolution supporting campus-wide vaccine requirement 04.21.2016

An ASUI resolution supporting vaccine requirements is an action that’s long overdue at the University of Idaho, said ASUI Director of Health and Wellness Katherin Pope before the senate at last week’s meeting. Pope said the resolution, if passed, would support an initiative Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs Greg Tatham plans to to send

UI celebrates Open Education Week as movement to adopt open resources picks up pace 04.21.2016

With the beginning of every new semester, one thing never seems to change — college textbooks are expensive, heavy, mostly required and often useless. At the University of Idaho, many are trying to do their part to ease that burden and Open Education Week is an attempt to demonstrate that. ASUI President Max Cowan said