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Vandal voice in Idaho Legislature

09.11.2014 – 9:25 pm |

ASUI is seeking a student lobbyist to represent the political agenda of University of Idaho students during the 2015 legislative session at the state capitol in Boise.

ASUI sets sights high— ISA, tobacco, student space on ASUI agenda this year

08.28.2014 – 10:32 pm |

The 2013-14 ASUI term was, according to former ASUI President Max Cowan, one of the most productive years in ASUI ever.
Now with a new crop of issues facing students at the University of Idaho, ASUI …

Save money, dance on

08.21.2014 – 10:57 pm |

The University of Idaho’s Vandal Entertainment team is on a mission this year to save money while keeping the crowd on its feet.

Finals Fest tickets now free for students

04.28.2014 – 11:49 am |

ASUI Vandal Entertainment has made the decision that student tickets for Finals Fest will now be free.
The event, which will feature the indie-pop dance band Grouplove in addition to three opening acts, will take place …

ASUI for advocacy — Student presidents collaborate statewide for student advocacy

04.17.2014 – 8:54 pm |

ASUI President-Elect Nate Fisher’s term hasn’t started yet, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t getting a head start on his platform.

Speaking loudly with silence

04.10.2014 – 7:54 pm |

Don’t be offended if a friend or colleague chooses not to speak to you today. 

ASUI president elect looks ahead

04.03.2014 – 9:16 pm |

When his name was called, his face lit up, and he took his position in the center of the room to listen as the newly elected senator names were called. He continued to beam from …

Fisher, Vetsmany elected for 2014-2015

04.03.2014 – 9:15 pm |

After four weeks of unopposed campaigning, Nate Fisher and running mate Sarah Vetsmany were announced as the 2014 -2015 ASUI President and Vice President, respectively, Wednesday evening. They will assume office for the fall 2014 …

More student orgs seek ASUI funding — Only $17,000 remains in ASUI funding budget

04.03.2014 – 9:02 pm |

More student leaders than ever are seeking funding for their clubs and organizations from ASUI. While ASUI Funding Board Chair Nick Wren said it’s exciting to see so many students taking initiative, it also means …

Grouplove to headline Finals Fest

03.31.2014 – 9:10 pm |

Grouplove — an indie-pop dance group known for their hit singles “Colours” and “Tongue Tied” — will headline the ASUI Vandal Entertainment 2014 Finals Fest.
“We researched a lot of artists and Grouplove struck us, because …

Hands off smokes — ASUI supports alternatives to a campus-wide tobacco ban

03.27.2014 – 9:30 pm |

As the University of Idaho faculty senate moves forward with discussions about the campus tobacco policy, it becomes possible that students will see a campus-wide smoking ban within the next several years. 

ASUI asks for increase to student fees

03.06.2014 – 10:34 pm |

ASUI President Max Cowan said students expect more from their education at the University of Idaho than just the piece of paper at the finish line. 

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, …

Fear Factor bridges gap

03.06.2014 – 10:20 pm |

ASUI Sen. Carlie Beasley spent her freshman year in Wallace, and Sen. Austin Karstetter is a brother of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, but both first-term senators ran on the same platform and have worked …

There’s still time

02.24.2014 – 10:33 pm |

The deadline is fast approaching for students hoping to represent their peers next year in ASUI. There will be  Election packets containing a list of rules and regulations as well as a petition for candidacy …

Jurisdiction changes divide ASUI reps — Cowan, Filicetti, Hepworth give views on new jurisdiction policy

02.10.2014 – 10:18 pm |

The University of Idaho began enforcing a new change to the Student Code of Conduct Feb. 1 — an expansion of the university’s jurisdiction to off-campus activity. 

ASUI hears student feedback — ASUI Senate to address parking, other issues

01.23.2014 – 8:53 pm |

During the fall 2013 general ASUI election, students were given the opportunity to provide open-ended feedback on issues they’d like their student representatives to address this year.

Student code jurisdiction expands

01.16.2014 – 10:38 pm |

University of Idaho’s influence on its students increased during winter break when Interim President Don Burnett approved the addition of a clause to expand jurisdiction of the Student Code of Conduct to include off-campus activity.

ASUI seeks student values declaration

01.16.2014 – 10:38 pm |

Within the University of Idaho’s student affairs policies and the Student Code of Conduct there is a Statement of Student Rights, but ASUI President Max Cowan thinks there’s something missing — a Statement of Student …

Changing the vote — SBOE gives UI president authority to amend student statement of rights

12.19.2013 – 10:49 am |

The Idaho State Board of Education has approved a motion with a 6-1 vote that gives the University of Idaho president the authority to approve amendments to the Statement of Student Rights without a prior …

Lobbying for UI — Morehouse takes university funding topics to Boise as student lobbyist

12.09.2013 – 8:26 pm |


University of Idaho senior Ashley Morehouse will climb the stairs of the Idaho Capitol Building wearing gold-accented black business attire with a Vandal pin fastened to her suit jacket — as the ASUI lobbyist for …

A busy week for Greek life

11.18.2013 – 10:23 pm |

Four potential candidates for the position of Greek Adviser will be on the University of Idaho campus, this week for in-person interviews with Dean of Students, Bruce Pitman.

Smoking discussion — ASUI urges faculty senate to revise UI tobacco policy

11.14.2013 – 10:07 pm |

The role of ASUI is to represent the interests of the student body to University of Idaho departments and administration, as well as external entities such as the Idaho State Board of Education and the …

Hunger for global change – Oxfam annual hunger banquet slated for Nov.18

11.14.2013 – 10:00 pm |

World poverty, social class imbalances and climate change are some of the issues that will be addressed alongside an interactive dining experience at this year’s Annual Hunger Banquet, said University of Idaho Oxfam America Club …

Voted down — Bill to eliminate ASUI leadership GPA requirement not passed by senate

11.11.2013 – 9:38 pm |

Inclusivity in ASUI has been a recent hot-button issue for the senate, and ASUI Director of Diversity Samantha Hansen’s bill to eliminate the GPA requirement for ASUI leadership positions has been the center of the …

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