Cultivating multicultural connections — Free Arabic class teaches language, culture 03.20.2017

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.” […]

Off the cuff 03.20.2017

Eight weeks And that’s it. No more college. — Claire Spring break It didn’t really feel like much of a break, which is a bummer, seeing as it was the last break I will have for a very, very long time. — Erin Fitbit fan club I have joined it and I have no regrets. […]

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. […]

Incoherent professionalism – Why journalists write the way we do 11.30.2015

The evolution of language is a combination of stagnation and resourcefulness that defines each generation in a way that confuses those who have come before it and appears comical to those who follow it. Writing styles are created and used to lessen the negative impacts of a changing language and increase common understanding, but it […]

A night of Indian culture 04.03.2015

Indian Students’ Association to showcase Indian culture To celebrate and showcase Indian culture, the University of Idaho Indian Students’ Association (ISA) will hold India Night at 5 p.m. Friday in the International Ballroom of the Bruce Pitman Center. The annual event will include a variety of performances and foods to introduce people to Indian culture.

International friendships in Moscow 02.27.2014

Friendship Families, offered through the University of Idaho International Programs Office, hosted its annual Welcome Reception on Tuesday for international students to mingle with local families and other students on campus. “We have so much to learn from the international students and scholars and researchers,” said Susan Bender, IPO executive director. “Being connected in this […]