For the long haul — Graduate students research first-generation college students 02.11.2016

Students are used to being asked why they selected their university, but 48 students were recently asked why they decided to stay. Students in a graduate-level qualitative research class during fall term set out to find out what made first generation students persist to their junior and senior year of college after they decided to

Utilizing a natural resource — Speaker series aims to enrich fish and wildlife students 02.11.2016

Three semesters ago, the newly-appointed Fish and Wildlife Sciences Department Head Lisette Waits wanted to give students the opportunity to broaden their horizons. That’s why she implemented a speaker series that brought fish and wildlife professionals to the University of Idaho campus. “It’s really important for our students and our faculty to have this opportunity

A local treasure lives on — Howard Hughes Video is transitioning into a cooperatively-owned business 02.04.2016

Howard Hughes Video is a rarity to Moscow, with the disappearance of similar stores over the years. Yet for over 20 years, the film-loving community members of Moscow have rented movies from the Main Street video store. Early last year, however, the owners decided it was time to move on. Yet current manager Ian Pannkuk

Wearing red to fight heart disease — Alpha Phi’s Take it to Heart Week raises awareness of women’s heart health 02.04.2016

University of Idaho freshman Emily Pinkney lost one of her best friends to heart disease a few years ago. She said that’s why when she saw the passion the women of Alpha Phi had for their philanthropy, the Alpha Phi Foundation for women’s heart health, her decision to rush the house was easy. “I had

Weighing their options — Career Center focuses on producing capable, employable students 02.01.2016

On the third floor of the Idaho Commons, past a dimly lit hallway in a back corner, administrators at the Career Center at the University of Idaho work daily to organize events, seminars and projects with the goal of helping UI students do what they came here to do: find a job after college. “I

A different worldview — Study Abroad Fair opens students’ eyes to options for going abroad 01.28.2016

Tan Jezz traveled over 8,000 miles in order to participate in the University of Idaho’s study abroad program. She said she transferred to the University of Idaho from Malaysia in hopes of studying abroad. “It’s easier access to go through the states first,” Jezz said. Jezz is a junior majoring in Spanish, and said she

The most critical year — Task force recommends freshman continue to live in Greek houses 01.28.2016

At universities all around the country, freshmen are given one housing option: university-provided housing. At The University of Idaho, freshmen are able to make a decision to live in a Greek house, in university housing or in cooperative housing, such as Steel House — a choice many consider unique. The Student Life Task Force recommended

Behind the visor — Virginia of Einstein Bros. Bagel shares her experience with loss and love 01.28.2016

She removes her black visor and straightens her impeccably neat ponytail after another eight hour shift at Einstein Bros Bagel and Coffee Shop in the UI Commons. After clocking out, the tall, slender woman fills a plastic cup with pink lemonade — she only drinks coffee at home. Those unacquainted with the efficient and chatty

Stoking the fire — Human rights award recipient does her part to make a difference 01.25.2016

Acts of service often go unnoticed, but for University of Idaho senior Courtney Stoker, years of hard work have finally led to some recognition. Stoker received the 2016 Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Award earlier this month at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Breakfast, along with Women’s Center Director Lysa Salsbury. Stoker

Exploring the world — International students show off their countries at annual cultural showcase 01.25.2016

Cruise the World, an annual cultural showcase put on by the University of Idaho International Programs Office, can bring families together — the El-Tawir family, for example, have participated in the event representing Libya for the last four years. “The beginning years, we were the help,” said Taha El-Tawir, the eldest son of the family.

Scraped knees and social stigma — Brown Bag Series to discuss the ‘tomboy’ as a social identity 01.21.2016

In her studies, Traci Craig said she has identified three main ways in which the tomboy identity provides temporary protection to women. “The tomboy identity is not the sort of identity we have at our core,” said Craig, associate dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. “It is much more of a

Ashes to ashes, day to day — Campus Christian Center stands strong on last leg 01.21.2016

It was 1967 and Moscow still hadn’t discovered rock and roll. Back in those days, the campus was strictly straight-laced, John Pool said — combed hair and slacks with sweaters for the men, and skirts and a 10 p.m. curfew for the women. Yet there was one place on campus Pool said self-respecting, God-fearing men

Films with feminists — UI Women’s Center presents its spring 2016 Women’s Film Series 01.21.2016

A century ago, women fought for basic human rights and their ability to sustain a voice in society. Today, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in history ­—  Malala Yousafzai — is a young woman globally advocating for girls’ rights to an education. In the span of one hundred years, women have experienced tremendous progress

Beyond the call of duty — UI assistant professor of naval science is selected as 2015 NROTC Instructor of the Year 01.14.2016

The son of a pharmacist and an education system employee, Nathan Greenwood grew up in the small town, not unlike Moscow, of Madisonville, Tennessee. Although he had no previous familiarity with the military, Greenwood, 28, decided to take a chance by attending the Naval Academy after he graduated high school. Last month, the United States

Co-creator of the Black Lives Matter hashtag to speak on campus 01.10.2016

Social justice advocate and co-creator of the Black Lives Matter hashtag and movement Alicia Garza will give the Martin Luther King Jr. and Idaho Human Rights Day keynote speech at noon Jan. 15 in the Summit Room on the fourth floor of the Idaho Commons. The event is free and open to the public. In

Connecting a community — New Panhellenic president, Lisa Avila, strives to impact lives in a positive way 12.27.2015

University of Idaho senior Lisa Avila has gone by many titles during her time at the university. The agricultural science, communications and leadership major has served as president for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences ambassador team, a recruitment officer for the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and is now the Greek system’s newest Panhellenic

Little steps to sustainable living — UI Sustainability Center announces grant recipients 12.10.2015

One project plans to install a refillable water station in the Living and Learning Community, reducing the use of plastic water bottles. Another aims to expand the recycling infrastructure in the Kibbie Dome. A third project would replace light bulbs in the Reflections Gallery with LED bulbs and fund a permanent acrylic poster frame. All

Gathering for student art — Hundreds gather to see student prints, ceramics at student art show 12.10.2015

Hundreds filtered through the Prichard Art Gallery in downtown Moscow during the Moscow First Thursday Artwalk to see and purchase student art. The Student Holiday Ceramics and Print Sale featured pieces from art, architecture and design students at the University of Idaho. “I’m excited. I’ve never sold anything before, so I’m curious to see what

Fit for the holidays — UI faculty and staff compete in annual Healthy Holiday Challenge 12.10.2015

The Holiday Fitness Challenge gives University of Idaho faculty and staff the opportunity to keep the stress and holiday weight gain under control. The goal of the event is to help participants stay consistent with workouts during this holiday season, a busy and often calorie-filled time of year. Peggy Hamlett, Wellness and Fitness director, has

Making time for nutrition — For students, maintaining proper nutrition is more about being prepared 12.10.2015

Between the chaos that is class, work and extracurricular obligations, some students have trouble finding the time to grab a bite to eat. And when they do, it’s not always the healthiest option. Marissa Rudley, University of Idaho campus dietitian, said while maintaining proper nutrition is integral to the welfare of an individual, eating healthy

A grade inconvience — Faculty Senate gives input on ASUI grading resolution 12.10.2015

Grades can impact students’ lives years after they graduate college. “This is something that’s near and dear to students’ hearts,” said ASUI Representative Lindsey LaPrath, speaking at Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting. “Grades affect us in a big way, even after we leave.” At the final Faculty Senate meeting of the fall semester, LaPrath presented a

Adventures abroad — Three UI students win Gilman Scholarship to study abroad 12.10.2015

At least one University of Idaho student has won the Gilman International Scholarship each year since 2002. But to have three out of the four UI students who applied win the scholarship — that’s unique, said Holly LaHann, a UI distinguished scholarship coordinator. “Usually one in three or one in four students win,” LaHann said.

Keeping the campus cleared — UI clears walkways, roads during winter months 12.10.2015

Every year around this time, the University of Idaho goes to work trying to keep the campus running as safely and smoothly as possible. Charles Zillinger, director of landscape and exterior services, said removing snow and ice is an important step in keeping campus safe. Zillinger said snow and ice can cause traffic accidents or

Cultivating curiosity beyond Moscow — TEDx accepting applications for spring event at UI 12.10.2015

At the University of Idaho, there are many ideas worth sharing. TEDx Talks give an opportunity for people to share those ideas. “We are looking for ideas that will spark curiosity beginning right here on the Palouse and spreading globally among millions of TED community members worldwide,” said Yvonne Nyavor, organizer of the TEDxUIdaho event.

Sustainable by 2030 — UI Sustainability Center announces grant recipients 12.07.2015

One project plans to install a refillable water station in the Living and Learning Community, reducing the use of plastic water bottles. Another aims to expand the recycling infrastructure in the Kibbie Dome. A third project would replace light bulbs in the Reflections Gallery with LED bulbs and fund a permanent acrylic poster frame. All