Husam Samkari is teaching Arabic again at the University of Idaho, spreading understanding of the language and culture. “In this time and in this country, there’s an underlying fear that comes from not understanding,” said International Programs Office Outreach (IPO) Coordinator Sarah Quallen. “And so this is a really good way to help people understand.” […]
Back for the anniversary —High school attends Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival for the third time in eight years 02.27.2017
In the past eight years, Dalles High School brought bands to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival three times, said the high school’s music director, Paul Viemeister. He said the last two years he brought the Riverhawk Jazz Ensemble to the festival to perform and learn from the workshops and seminars offered at the festival.
Jazzing up the university — New Academic Resource Fair gives visiting students a glimpse of UI 02.21.2017
Thousands of high school and middle school students come to the University of Idaho every year to participate in the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, but until now, the university has made little effort to show them what UI could offer them as college students. This year, the Academic Resource Fair will give visiting students a […]
A world of revenge — Matthew Brumlow’s ‘Titus Andronicus’ explores the effects of violence on children 02.06.2017
“Titus Andronicus” is not a play for children. The play’s plot relies on rape, murder, cannibalism and many other atrocities not fit for a child’s eyes. Yet, at the center of the play is a child — Lucia. A girl who cannot choose to leave the theater. “Titus Andronicus” is presented by the UI Theatre […]
The crow of the Rooster has replaced the cleverness of the Monkey, with Saturday marking the Lunar New Year. Though dragons, fireworks, lanterns and galas are the most well-known details of the celebration, family and relationships are the true center of the Chinese New Year, said Ang Li, member of the University of Idaho’s Chinese […]
I Lead, the first of four in a series of interactive leadership workshops, starts Tuesday. All four leadership sessions will be available on-demand to any student organization at VandalSync. The workshop will focus on core values, said student engagement coordinator Lynsie Clott.
Coming together with clay — ArtAbility offers adults with disabilities expression through art. 01.30.2017
Two artAbility spring workshops will be held from 12-4 p.m. Feb. 11 and Feb. 25. ArtAbility is a Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) student-led program for adults with disabilities to express themselves through art. At both workshops, Artist David Herbold will teach participants how to create with clay. “He will be instructing participants […]
Welcoming the rooster — Lorita Leung Dance Company performed Jan. 21 in honor of the Chinese New Year 01.23.2017
Lorita Leung Dance Company of Vancouver, Canada brought their best to the University of Idaho last weekend. The company was selected by Festival Dance in collaboration with the Confucius Institute at the University of Idaho partially to celebrate the Chinese New Year, which falls on Saturday, Jan. 28 this year. The event consisted of a […]
Swinging in the moose — Swing Devils of the Palouse dance at the Moscow Moose Lodge after CJ’s closing 01.23.2017
Months after the close of popular hangout CJ’s Nightclub, the Swing Devils of the Palouse are still dancing every week in Moscow. For over 18 years, the Swing Devils made their home at CJ’s Nightclub, which closed in August. Alex Boughamer, treasurer of the organization, said many people thought swing nights had disappeared with […]
Science on the town — Science After Hours provides a platform for students, faculty to share research 01.17.2017
When people think of science, they might picture white lab coats and periodic tables. To those not within the lab world, new studies often go unnoticed. Science After Hours, a program hosted by volunteers at the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute, connects the community with research from scientists and organizations in the region. This includes research from […]
A dish best served cold — University of Idaho students produce Shakespeare’s ‘Titus Andronicus’ 01.17.2017
Revenge, and the pursuit thereof, has intriguing effects on the mind and costs that stretch beyond the material world said Matthew Brumlow, professional actor and director of “Titus Andronicus.” He said it was in part for this reason he chose to direct this brutal Shakespeare play. Brumlow’s adaptation of “Titus” can be seen at 7:30 […]
Retelling the retold — “Medea: Her Story” has been chosen for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival 01.12.2017
The University of Idaho Theatre Department’s “Medea: Her Story” is off to Denver, Colorado to perform for a much broader audience Feb. 21. “Medea: Her Story,” is one of three plays selected to be performed at the regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region 7. UI theater students will also have the opportunity to […]
Dancing into the lunar new year — Lorita Leung Dance Academy will perform at the UI campus 01.12.2017
In celebration of the “Chinese” or “Lunar” New Year, Festival Dance will present a performance by the Lorita Leung Dance Academy at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 in the University of Idaho Administration Auditorium. This is the third of four in a series of Festival Dance performances during the 2016-2017 school year. This performance is […]
Skating away the winter blues — Palouse Ice Rink provides winter fun, looks to expand for future opportunities 12.08.2016
In the cold winter months on the Palouse, there is a struggle to find fun physical activities nearby. The Palouse Ice Rink in Moscow offers a solution to this issue. “I don’t think most people realize what a fantastic asset this is to the community,” said peewee hockey coach Mark Mumford. He said it provides […]
Smithsonian comes to Moscow — The Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit ‘Water/Ways’ coming to Moscow 12.08.2016
The Smithsonian predicts the next global conflict will be over the scarcity of water, said Executive Director of the Latah County Historical Society Dulce Kersting. Kersting said this impending problem inspired them to create a traveling exhibit of the Smithsonian that will be in Moscow Dec. 9 to Jan. 1: “Water/Ways.”
Idaho spirit will pervade through the U.S. Capitol this winter with the “People’s Tree,” also known as the Capitol Christmas Tree, a more than 50-year tradition, said Kim Pierson of the National Forest Service.
Looking beyond fear—Vandals After Dark presents Fright Night as a spooky Saturday night alternative 11.07.2016
Horror films may not be the most critically acclaimed genre, but T.J. Tranchell, a faculty member and student media adviser, said he thinks they are more influential than they are given credit for. “They’re the movies that we can actually look at real humanity in extreme situations, but still get to the point of how […]
Tapping into Trivia 10.31.2016
Tapped was filled with chatter as the host’s voice rang out over a sea of full tables Oct. 25. “What’s the name of the killer clown in Stephen King’s ‘It’?” Cher Scheibe asked, the first question in the “Scary Movies” category. For almost two minutes, the 18 participating teams had the opportunity to discuss the […]
“Medea: Her Story” is a heart-wrenching rendition of Euripides’ “Medea” told by a woman who can’t change her actions. She is woman with nothing left but her recollections and sadness. It is an all too relatable tale for anyone who has made mistakes they cannot undo, the tale of a heartbreak, and the pain that […]
Broadway on the Palouse, a blast from the past — The Palouse Choral Society kicks off the season with ‘The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein’ 10.21.2016
The Palouse Choral Society is bringing Broadway to northern Idaho with their first concert of the season. The concert is based around the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, the famous composers of the ’40s and ’50s who produced musicals such as “Oklahoma!” and “The Sound of Music.” The concert will be performed at 7:30 p.m. […]
Stories are told for a purpose. They can inspire, they change minds, they reflect life and culture, and they evolve as minds, people and societies change.
Feeding Vandal pride 09.29.2016
Gritman Medical Center kicks off UI’s Block Party with a chili feed
“The Red Pen,” a play by Venicia Coleman, did not premiere Sept. 14 through Sept. 19, as previously scheduled due to a lack of appropriate actors, said Lauren Hirsch, the director of the play.
In many ways, the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards made history Sunday.
Catching the campus – Students learn more about the area and each other through new Pop Culture Games class 09.09.2016
For many University of Idaho students, the new Pop Culture Games class seemed like a great platform to meet new people and learn more about Moscow.