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Windows of opportunity

11.17.2014 – 10:22 pm |

VIEW challenges students to think on feet in annual Elevator Pitch Competition
Associate Professor of Marketing Michael McCollough said the University of Idaho business department likes to refer to all UI students as business students.
“We kind …

Counting on career ladders

11.17.2014 – 10:18 pm | One Comment

UI administrators look to provide professional training, career ladders
Another week, another staff member lost to Washington State University or Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.
That seems to be the trend for Ron Smith, University of Idaho vice president …

Brainstorming benefits

11.13.2014 – 10:40 pm |

UI Faculty Senate discusses expanding staff benefits
Benefits and gestures of appreciation can go a long way — especially when trying to retain staff members, said James Foster, member of the University of Idaho Faculty Senate.

One degree, two options

11.10.2014 – 10:26 pm |

Changes in curriculum in MNR to attract more students, fire ecology
The University of Idaho Faculty Senate approved to split up the Master of Natural Resources program into two degree options — an Integrated Natural Resources …

Football, budgets

11.06.2014 – 10:32 pm |

Faculty Senate discusses FBS football, athletic department contributions
From walking through campus to talking with alumni, University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear is used to hearing opinions about the decision to keep the football team …

Hearing HR issues, suggestions

11.03.2014 – 10:15 pm |

Open discussion about UI Human Resources, questions and suggestions
Members of the University of Idaho Faculty Senate had an open discussion with Greg Walters, executive director of Human Resources, about the issues, difficulties and concerns with …

Staben takes a stance

10.30.2014 – 10:16 pm |

President Chuck Staben declares himself a feminist
It began with a T-shirt — one that University of Idaho President Chuck Staben was given by the Women’s Center on campus. Within days, Staben was talking to students …

Legitimacy of student support draws concern

10.27.2014 – 11:35 pm |

Written by Amber Emery and Ryan Tarinelli
A difference of 11 votes is enough community support to move forward with the implementation of a tobacco ban on the University of Idaho campus, according to the UI Tobacco …

Student clubs show opposition to tobacco ban

10.27.2014 – 11:22 pm |

Written by Amber Emery and Ryan Tarinelli
Hundreds of comments from students showing support and opposition for the proposed tobacco-free policy were written on the Free Speech Wall.
Located between the Idaho Commons and TLC last month, the …

Task force moving forward with no formal approval

10.27.2014 – 11:07 pm |

Written by Amber Emery and Ryan Tarinelli
A University of Idaho task force is already working to implement a tobacco-free policy by 2015 even though UI General Counsel Kent Nelson said the task force is not working …

Enrollment down

10.23.2014 – 10:19 pm |

For the third year in a row, total student enrollment for fall semester is down, the University of Idaho reported Thursday.

A party for Pitman

10.16.2014 – 10:41 pm |

 Vandals to celebrate Pitman’s retirement
In honor of retiring Dean of Students and Vice Provost of Student Affairs Bruce Pitman, the Idaho State Board of Education voted Thursday to officially rename the University of Idaho Student …

Plan to expand

10.13.2014 – 10:34 pm |

Increasing enrollment, key to UI’s success
From enrollment shortfalls to a lack of state funding, University of Idaho President Chuck Staben said he knew coming into the position he would face some barriers. Nonetheless, he said he …

Protecting free speech

10.09.2014 – 9:45 pm |

UI faculty senate approves new academic freedom language
The University of Idaho faculty senate voted Tuesday to add new academic freedom language to the UI constitution to expand faculty members’ freedom of speech rights. The language …

Kim on campus

09.25.2014 – 11:59 pm |

Second DOS finalist to speak Monday

Jean Kim, a finalist in the running for the University of Idaho vice provost of student affairs and dean of students position, will be the second candidate to visit campus …

Long way from home

09.25.2014 – 11:49 pm |

First of four Dean of Students candidates addresses UI
University of Idaho Dean of Students candidate Jeffrey Long’s main focus is meeting the increased demand for counseling and mental health services, continually assessing student programs and …

Long to speak

09.22.2014 – 10:55 pm |

DOS finalist Jeffrey Long to visit campus Thursday

The first of four finalists in the national search for the next University of Idaho vice provost for Student Affairs and dean of students, Jeffrey Long, will speak …

Enriching enrollment office

09.18.2014 – 9:26 pm |

Peeling tiles, faded parking signs and dust webs in corners — it’s clear to some University of Idaho administrators that the Student Union Building may not leave the best impression on a prospective student.

Staben favors tobacco ban

09.02.2014 – 10:17 pm |

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben said he favors the UI Tobacco Task Force recommendation to implement a tobacco-free campus policy to go into effect fall 2015.

Presidential perseverance

08.21.2014 – 10:59 pm |

Sporting silver and gold, University of Idaho President Chuck Staben participated in Idaho’s premier cycling tour this month, Ride Idaho, where he biked among the state’s farmlands, rivers and rocky landscapes. Being new to Idaho, …

Up again

04.17.2014 – 9:24 pm |

ASUI President Max Cowan said he is grateful the Idaho State Board of Education was conscious of the impact rising tuition has on students and their ability to continue their education when they made the …

Democrats, Young and Old — Idaho Democratic Representatives give presentations at UI

04.17.2014 – 7:25 pm |

Two of Idaho’s state Democratic representatives paid visited UI campus Wednesday to give an update on different policies confronted by the Idaho House of Representatives that they found to be controversial.

Case by case

04.14.2014 – 9:27 pm |

The spring 2014 semester at the University of Idaho has seen several critical issues debated across campus — from changes in the tobacco policy to whether or not students should be allowed to carry concealed …

Tuition talk — Ickes broke down budget, talked tuition increase at open forum

03.27.2014 – 9:14 pm |

The last step in the tuition and fee setting process, before the April State Board of Education meeting, took place Thursday with a presentation on the proposed 4.7 percent tuition increase from Executive Director of …

Small talk with Staben

03.06.2014 – 10:21 pm |

As the dust settles following the inauguration of new University of Idaho president Chuck Staben, many are eager to acquaint themselves with the man who now runs the university.
According to ASUI Vice President Taylor Williams, …

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