| 03.20.2018

Amber Emery

Prioritizing people

First dean of students candidate focuses on advocacy, partnership Cooped inside Blaine Eckles’ office are several trinkets and art pieces that serve as a timeline of his long and diligent history with student advocacy. The first is an illustration of a wolf head created by a Native American student who used their mouth to draw……

Spreading positivity

UI alumni launch website community to combat depression University of Idaho alumnus Brian “B.” Blee said he’s no stranger to depression and anxiety. Whether it was from experiencing an onslaught of negative thoughts himself or losing a close friend from depression in 2013, Blee said he knows firsthand how menacing “diseases of the mind” can……

Transitioning to truth

Bruce Jenner embodies courage, hope for the future Editor’s note: Bruce Jenner told ABC’s 20/20 that he preferred the pronouns “he” and “him” until he officially finishes his transition.   Winning the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics was a manly accomplishment, one that exemplified the strength and endurance of a……

Alumna seeks advancement

Third advancement finalist visits Idaho, focuses on networking Mary Kay McFadden never thought an internship with the University of Idaho Office of Alumni Relations her junior year of college would determine the course of her life. “The internship was really my first introduction to what university advancement is,” McFadden said. “I didn’t even know you could make a career of staying at a……

Impending increase

SBOE to hold meeting this week, vote on tuition The Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold meetings on the University of Idaho campus Wednesday and Thursday to set tuition and fees for Idaho’s public universities and weigh in on UI President Chuck Staben’s annual report. Wednesday’s meeting begins at 9 a.m. where the……

Brand new Barker

Experiential learning program upgrade expands capabilities There used to be a small room in the basement of the Albertson Building where students managed real capital, traded securities and derivatives on the market and reviewed analytics with the hopes of getting a large return. Now, the students have moved upstairs.

Ukrainian culture creations

Dahmen Barn to host Ukrainian egg decorating class With many family trees tracing back to Europe in one way or another, Moscow resident Margaret Dibble said she knows a way for people to connect with their heritage and learn about a cultural art form –Ukrainian egg decorating. The egg, also known as a pynsanka, boasts……

Protesting for job security

UI faculty to observe National Adjunct Walkout Day with protest Members of the University of Idaho contingent faculty plan to protest Wednesday to observe National Adjunct Walkout Day, which raises awareness about the working conditions of university faculty who work part-time without benefits. Jeff Jones, temporary lecturer in the Department of English and one of……

‘A modest request’

Dorschel prioritizes security upgrades, camera system University of Idaho Executive Director of Public Safety and Security Matt Dorschel is working with upper-level administrators to secure funds to support security upgrades related to the university’s firearm policy. UI upgraded its firearm policy in August to reflect a bill passed by Idaho lawmakers last spring to allow……

Kats emphasizes community

Research, collaboration draws candidate to UI Lee Kats said he knows firsthand how valuable land-grant institutions are to local communities. Growing up on a farm in Indiana, he said his family always knew what to do when their crops didn’t grow according to plan. “We’d take a soil sample and send it to the land-grant……

Hearing Hendrey

Second provost finalist visits UI The second of five finalists vying for the position of University of Idaho provost and executive vice president will visit campus Friday for an on-site interview and open forum. Elizabeth Hendrey is currently the acting provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Queens College, City University of New York.……

Calling for cashiers

Food court design confuses students, more cashiers needed University of Idaho students often look like lost puppies inside the Idaho Commons food court. This is because there is no longer a general cashier waiting to ring up students wanting to purchase prepackaged food and drink items.  Now, there are only cashiers at each of the……

Proposed policy for chemical abortions

Committee introduced bill to regulate chemical abortions BOISE — A bill introduced by Idaho lawmakers Thursday would require patients interested in receiving an abortion with the ingestion of prescribed drugs to receive an examination from a physician prior to being administered the drugs. In addition, the physician would have to make a reasonable effort to……

The right space

Renovations begin on UI law center in Boise  Renovations are slated to begin on the old Ada County Courthouse this month in preparation for the new Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center — the future home of the Boise-based University of Idaho College of Law.

Court proceedings move forward

Moscow shooting suspect pleads ‘not guilty’ to Washington eluding charge The suspected shooter in a series of killings in Moscow Jan. 10 pleaded not guilty Friday to one count of felony eluding in Whitman County. He declined to waive the formal extradition process that will bring him back to Moscow, where he faces several murder……

A family man

Over the years, Moscow businessman David Trail became known for a variety of achievements, community involvement projects and professional endeavors. But only a handful of people knew Trail as a “mall walker.” Close family friend Nancy Lyle said one of her favorite things about Trail was how he and his wife would stroll into the……

Universities respond differently

UI officials held off sending Vandal Alert Saturday, review to follow As Palouse residents slowly started to learn about the Moscow shootings on Saturday afternoon, the University of Idaho and Washington State University made different choices in activating their respective alert systems.

A party for Pitman

 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 Union Building “Pitman Center.”

Same-sex marriage on hold

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy granted Idaho’s request for an emergency temporary stay on the immediate legalization of same-sex marriage. The Latah County Clerk’s office received notice Wednesday morning at 7:20 a.m., 40 minutes before the office would have began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter requested the stay……

Meningitis case

UI student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis A University of Idaho student was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, a potentially life-threatening infection, Wednesday and administrators are taking preventive measures to protect the rest of the university community.

Kim on campus

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 for an onsite interview and open forum.

Long to speak

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 at an open forum at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, in the Student Union Building’s Vandal Ballroom.

Fire at UI steam plant

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.