Breaking up the beetles — University to remove 50 trees from arboretum to head off beetle infestation 03.28.2016

The University of Idaho has announced it will remove approximately 50 trees from the 106-year-old Shattuck Arboretum to prevent the further spread of mountain pine beetles. Arboretum Horticulturalist Paul Warnick said that the outbreak was positively identified last summer. Warnick said the university plans to begin removing the trees as soon as possible but is

From asbestos to new technology — College of Ed building to have new technology, upgrades 09.17.2015

It may be inside old walls, but the College of Education Building will be one of the university’s most up-to-date buildings when it opens next year. Brian Johnson, assistant vice president for facilities, said the renovation is being done in two stages. Beginning September 2014, the first phase included demolition and asbestos abatement and was completed in May 2015. During this phase, all

A welcoming atmosphere — Pitman Center improves appearance for prospective students 09.04.2015

Coffee, comfortable chairs and TV screens with welcome videos will greet visiting prospective students and their families this fall in The Bruce Pitman Center. The Welcome Center is set to be complete by September and is in the space formerly known as Joe’s Café on the first floor of the Pitman Center. The construction of

News briefs 05.07.2015

FIJI alleged hazing update The City of Moscow’s investigation into alleged hazing activity at the University of Idaho’s Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) chapter has concluded and no charges will be filed, according to Lt. Dave Lehmitz of the Moscow Police Department.

Could be tuition-free 04.16.2015

Faculty Senate approves 100 percent dependent tuition waiver Tuesday University of Idaho Faculty Senate approved a proposal Tuesday that has the potential to make UI tuition-free for dependents of UI employees.

Facilities for the future 04.02.2015

Campus construction projects to be completed on schedule While the noise and closed roads brought on by the construction sites around campus may not seem immediately beneficial, Director of Architecture and Engineering Services Ray Pankopf said he views the sites as visions of the future. “These projects were born out of a need for growth,”

Securing safety 03.09.2015

Faculty Senate approves formation of security committee A proposal to form a committee to oversee federal compliance of the Clery Act was unanimously approved by Faculty Senate last Tuesday.

Tearing down the house 10.16.2014

UI purchased old PIKE house, plans to demolish abandoned building The blue paint is peeling away, windows are boarded up and graffiti covers the walls. The Pi Kappa Alpha house has sat abandoned on the New Greek Row hill on Nez Pearce Drive for several years, and according to University of Idaho Dean of Students

Fire at UI steam plant 09.18.2014

Smoke ascended from the University of Idaho Steam Plant facility around 11:25 a.m. Tuesday, after a small fire ignited within the confines of the building. Shortly after 2 p.m., the fire situation concluded.

Paying for permits 09.18.2014

Parking and Transportation Services use ticket and permit revenue to improve campus First-year student Aimee Sword hoped for the best on her first day at the University of Idaho — she didn’t expect perfection, but wanted a smooth start overall. She never expected to be out $25 before even making it to her first class.

Enriching enrollment office 09.18.2014

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.

UI waste management success 03.24.2014

The University of Idaho recently implemented a new tow unit and compactor system for dealing with municipal solid waste — everyday items disposed by the public — and has managed to save more than $52,000 as a result.

Finding next law leader 03.03.2014

The search for the next dean of the University of Idaho College of Law continues this week with campus visits from the three finalists for the position.

Metered parking prices increasing — Metered parking prices increase due to demand after smart meters installed 01.23.2014

University of Idaho Parking and Transportation Services has raised the daytime hourly rate for parking in seven metered lots on-campus, according to Shawna Betlin, PTS information specialist.

Facelift on the second floor Second floor SUB renovation complete, includes new event room, design, study space 01.16.2014

The gold paint has dried, the furniture is out and after six months of construction and more than a decade of saving, the second floor of the University of Idaho Student Union Building is open to students. The second floor now includes a new multipurpose room, relocated restrooms and Vandal themed dcor and furniture.

UI alumn back from Frontline 12.12.2013

  In 2000, University of Idaho alumn Michael Kirk was inducted into the UI Alumni Hall of Fame.

CFO, CNO return to Gritman 12.02.2013

Gritman Medical Center recently hired a new Chief Financial Officer and Chief Nursing Officer — filling the positions with two former employees who decided to return to the Palouse.

Building collaboration — IRIC combines research with collaborative thinking, professors state concerns 11.14.2013

The University of Idaho will start construction on its first academic building in over a decade, next summer. The three-story Integrated Research and Innovation Center will cost $50 million and occupy the grass field between the College of Natural Resources and Brink Hall.

New director for Native American Student Center 11.04.2013

The University of Idaho recently welcomed back alumna, Sydel Samuels, but this time as director of the Native American Student Center.

Socio-cultural study earns national recognition –UI professor recognized for study of racism at urban high school 10.28.2013

Ten days into his anthropology study of an urban high school, Jeffrey Brooks, University of Idaho professor in educational leadership and chairman of leadership and counseling, realized racism was the most important social issue for the school.

Protecting pedestrians — UI takes steps to improve pedestrian safety, creates plans to renovate major crosswalk areas 10.21.2013

A student walking around campus glued to their smartphone or distracted while listening to music is not a rare sight at the University of Idaho. But Moscow Police Lt. Dave Lehmitz said these habits can lead to dangerous situations if students aren’t paying attention.

UI widens its pipes — Grant enables UI to upgrade data pipeline 10.07.2013

The University of Idaho will climb to equal footing with the majority of large U.S. research institutions, after being recently awarded a $450,000 grant to upgrade its network capabilities.

Martin School welcomes new director 09.26.2013

Despite being easily bored and a self-described poor student, small-town rancher and Fulbright Scholar, Brian Ellison has found himself working in academia.

New territory 07.09.2013

The University of Idaho has been working toward creating a better connection between the UI and downtown Moscow for many years. With the recent $1.85 million purchase of a 4-acre parcel of land at the corner of Jackson and South Main streets, that goal could become a reality. Gerard Billington, UI’s real estate officer, said

A day to celebrate the future — Moscow celebrates Arbor Day by planting trees, informing the public of the benefits of trees 04.29.2013

Trees offer many values to society, both financially and psychologically, said David Rauk of the Moscow Tree Commission while addressing citizens April 26 for Arbor Day.