Lisa Nikssarian, a senior in the dance program at the University of Idaho, transferred from California and has since advanced her knowledge and passion for dance in Moscow. Nikssarian said she has been dancing since she was four years old and it has been something she has always loved. She chose to come to the […]
Disabilities Support Services (DSS) will be moved into the first floor and basement level of the Bruce Pitman Center by the fall semester as part of an initiative geared toward student success. Vice President for Infrastructure Dan Ewart said the office portion of DSS will take up the space the old Jazz Festival Office […]
Safety should be first at UI — Student safety should be a priority in Idaho and Washington 01.23.2017
In the Pacific Northwest, it’s safe to assume snow will fall a few times between November and February every year. It’s a fact of life. It’s why most residents have all-season tires and keep snow scrapers in their cars. However, it seems that snow and inclement weather always catch large institutions off guard. It’s almost […]
Home away from home — UI student got a taste of a new culture while she studied abroad in Austria 01.23.2017
From adjusting to the unique culture to losing her luggage, nothing brought Willow Vero down while she studied abroad in Austria. It wasn’t just the Kebap sandwiches or the cobblestone streets that made Vero’s experience studying abroad so special, but the historical culture and the stories she created while she was there. “It was an […]
The first of many — Faculty Senate gather for the first meeting of the semester to discuss minor changes 01.19.2017
The new vice provost for strategic enrollment management Dean Kahler discussed the need to target increased enrollment and efforts on retention for the upcoming year at Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting. In addition to discussing his goals for the year, Kahler’s presentation gave Faculty Senate an opportunity to get acquainted with him, given Kahler’s recent start […]
UI campus closes 01.18.2017
The University of Idaho campus is closed today, Jan. 18, with all classes canceled due to poor weather conditions that threaten the safety of university students, faculty and staff. Jodi Walker, with UI Communications, said the freezing rain Moscow received last night developed ice on the roads and sidewalks, which put individuals on campus in […]
Necessary evolution — A digital first mentality will help student reporters develop skills and better serve readers 01.17.2017
By now, most of the Argonaut’s readerships has heard — the University of Idaho’s student-run newspaper has officially made the transition to a once-a-week publication. Will this mean less coverage of UI news and events? No. Will this mean fewer training opportunities for student journalists working at Student Media? No. Will this mean Student Media […]
In the start of the year, I was lucky enough to travel to Iceland for a week and mark another country off my list. On the plane ride home, I sat staring at the sun setting over the Olympic Mountains. The same mountains I marked my arm with in black ink, letting me know that […]
The University of Idaho recognized late mathematics professor Paul Joyce Tuesday night with the unveiling of the Paul J. Joyce, Ph.D. Faculty and Staff Lounge in Brink Hall. About 60 people attended the event, which honored Joyce’s contributions to the university during his time as the dean of the College of Science. “Paul’s vision for […]
When a student walks into University of Idaho Honors Program Director Alton Campbell’s office, they are greeted with a joyous, southern “hello” and offered tea from a selection he keeps stocked near an electric kettle.
Christmas is known to some as the happiest time of the year. Streets are filled with Christmas lights and music that fills people with joy. But for one University of Idaho student, the holiday does not bring much merriment.
While the holidays are usually a time for sugar cookies, hot chocolate and curling up next to a fire, many faculty and staff at the University of Idaho use the season to get moving and stay active.
As a self-described introvert and two-time graduate of the University of Idaho, Commencement Coordinator Lisa Belles said while both fall and spring commencement have their merits, she prefers fall commencement.
Silas Harper Bray has changed significantly over the last few years. The change is apparent in the contrast between two different paintings they’ve done. One took 40 hours of painstaking attention and intention, while the other was an improvised work with more freedom to become anything.
I drive a three-quarter ton, four-wheel drive, diesel pick-up truck. My pick-up isn’t huge, but a person who drives a mid-sized car usually thinks it’s pretty big.
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 […]
Janet Nelson said her office is working on a proposal for a centralized funding source to assist University of Idaho researchers in an update to Faculty Senate Tuesday. Nelson, vice president for research and economic development at UI, said she will submit the proposal for a fund to match one-to-one funding put forward by colleges […]
Couseling and Testing Center (CTC) Director Greg Lambert doesn’t want students to sit on a waitlist for their first appointment for more than a week. “We see every student who schedules an initial appointment,” Lambert said.
Counting down the days — Naval ROTC student said his children are his inspiration to finish school 12.02.2016
Many University of Idaho students will spend this years’ Dads’ Weekend with their fathers, but Naval ROTC student Robert Brown will spend it counting down the days until he sees his sons again. “Being a long-distance dad really pulls on the strings,” Brown said. “There’s the pull of being a full-time student and a Marine, […]
Candlelight in the darkness — Palouse community gathers for candlelight vigil in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance 11.21.2016
Among the candlelight and powerful words, members of the Moscow community gathered in Friendship Square Friday night to remember the lost lives of transgender people for the Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight vigil. The wind blew as the group gathered and tried to keep their candles lit while holding on to the photos of those […]
After nearly two weeks of deliberation from ASUI senators, the senate passed a bill to end redistricting by colleges, a rule that also went into effect for the first and only time the same night after seven new senators were elected. The bill repealed a section from the ASUI Rules and Regulations that outlines how […]
A needed discussion 11.14.2016
At this point in the semester, tensions are high. Whether it be course work, class registration, personal conflicts or politics, there are plenty of things that can stress students. While these may seem like small obstacles to some, to others they are larger contributors to an overall sense of emotional and mental tension. And with […]
Constructing a new system — Staff prepares for changes in compensation and employee status 11.14.2016
The University of Idaho’s Staff Council continued preparations for the upcoming changes in compensation and the Free Labor Standards Act (FLSA) during a Nov. 9 meeting. UI Vice President of Finance Brian Foisy said he attended the staff meeting to give updates on market-based compensation and how the changes in the FLSA will affect staff […]
Upbeat, African dance music filled the International Ballroom of the Bruce Pitman Center Saturday for Africa Night. The night of food, drumming and dance is organized annually by the African Students Association (ASA). The theme for Saturday’s event was Litawhid, Africa. “Litawhid” is Arabic for unite.