2014 Newsletter Archive

April 11, 2014

Congratulations to Elias Bloom won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  For more info go to:  https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/Login.do   Congratulations to Mu Qiao who passed her final exam on April 7th.  She is advised by John Stark.   Congratulations to Amber Vinchesi who passed her PhD final exam Friday, April 11.  She is advised by Doug Walsh.    Congratulations to our Linnaean games team who one 2nd place at the Pacific Branch ESA meeting earlier this week in Tucson, AZ.   

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  ANNOUNCEMENTS: The UCORE Award Selection Committee announced that Rich Zack was been selected to receive a 2014 Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching.  He will be formally presented with his award at the Office of Undergraduate Awards Ceremony this coming Tuesday, April 15.  The selection committee said that they were very impressed by his work, and that they are delighted to honor it! We offer our congratulations to Rich for receiving this honor.  For more info about this award go to:  http://gened.wsu.edu/newsevents/headlines/DickLawAward/   Amelia Jordan will be taking her MS final exam on Monday April 14 at 9:00 AM.   The WMS/WECN dial number is 5702940.  She is advised by Doug Walsh.    Brandon Hopkins will be taking his final PhD exam on Friday, April 18th at 12:00 PM.  The AMS/WECN dial number is 5701380.  He is advised by Steve Sheppard.   Our Spring Celebration Potluck  BBQ is set for May 2, 2014 at 12:00 noon.  We will be providing, burgers, hot dogs  & drinks.  Please consider bringing a salad, desert, or items to put on the hamburgers/hot dogs (i.e. lettuce, tomatoes, onions).    A reminder:  If you are responsible forstudent employees who will be leaving and not returning for the fall semester  you are responsible for getting keys from them, and returning them to the office, when they leave your employment.  Not getting keys returned to the office is a safety/security issue as well as a monetary issue as we have to pay for new keys to be made.     This is Mom’s weekend on the Pullman campus.  For more info go to:  http://momsweekend.wsu.edu/calendar/public/index.castle  

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. 1.          Assistant/Associate Faculty, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  2. 2.          Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Beaumont, TX
  3. 3.          Research Technologist, Penn State, Univ. Park, PA
  4. 4.          Research Associate, NC State Entomology Dept., Mills River, NC
 

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Events - Save theSE Date(s): The next faculty meeting will be on May 2, 2914 at 10:00 AM.  WECN/AMS dial in number is: 5701377.   Unless noted otherwise the 2014 Entomology Colloquium presentations are on Wednesdays in FSHN 354 at 12:10-1:00 PM.  The WECN dial # for each presentation is:  5702026.   The last day to schedule a final exam for May 2014 graduation is Friday, April 11, 2014 and must be submitted 10 day prior to the exam date.  The last day to take a final exam for May ’14 graduation is Friday, April 25, 2014.  Check with the Entomology Office to make sure rooms are available for the dates you want for your exam.     Finals week is May 5-9.    Commencement is Saturday May 10th in Beasley Coliseum at 8:00 AM. 

 

Students scheduled for spring 2014 exams are: (*Scheduled with the Grad School & copy of scheduling form in department file) PhD Preliminary Exams are: Adam Strong May 16, 2-5 PM*  5701318 Megan Taylor, May 9, 8:30 -11:00  Katharine Buckley, May 5, 12:00-3:30 PM   Final Exams are: Brandon Hopkins, PhD, April 18, 12:00 – 4:00 PM    5701380 Amelia Jordan, MS, April 14, 9:00 – 11:00 AM   5702940    

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Doris Lohrey-Birch Academic Program Coordinator WSU-Entomology Dept & WSU-Animal Science Dept PO Box 646382, FSHN 166 Pullman, WA  99164-6382 509-335-5422    dory.lohrey-birch@wsu.edu              & WSU-School of Food Science PO Box 646376, FSHN 106 509-335-3843   food.science@wsu.edu

 

     

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EMPLOYMENTSee attachments for details on these positions.  
  1. 1.        Invertebrate Zoologist, Albion College, Albion, MI 
  2. 2.        Post-Doc Bumble Bee Pathology, USDA/ARS, Logan, UT
  3. 3.        PhD Assistantship in Weed BioControl, Univ. Florida, Gainesville, FL
  4. 4.        Research Assistant, Monsanto Insectary, Union City, TN
  5. 5.        Entomology Field Research Coordinator, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, Mead, NE
 
  1. 1.     Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate, Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign ,IL 
  2. 2.     Team Leader Entomology, Bayer Co., Morrisville, NC
  3. 3.     Assistant Professor-Subtropical/Tropical Fruit Crop Entomology
  4. 4.     Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Entomology & Plant Path, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
 
  1. 5.     Assistant Professor of Subtropical/Tropical Fruit Crop Entomology, Univ. Florida, Homestead FL
  2. 6.     Wildlife Biologist, BLM, Roseburg, OR
  3. 7.     Williams Lab Assistant (pollinators and pollination service), Entomology Dept., UC Davis, Davis CA
 
  1. 1.     Professor  & Chair, Entomology & Nematology Dept., Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  2. 2.     Ag, Application Engineering, Extension Specialist, Ag & Natural Res., UC Davis, Davis, CA
  3. 3.     Scientist, entomology and related ecological, Univ. of Minnesota.  
  4. 4.     Entomologist, Department of Defense, San Antonio, TX
 
  1. 1.     Assistant Professor, Extension Entomology,  Texas A&M, College Station, TX
  2. 2.     Research Associate (Insect Molecular Biology), Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS
  3. 3.     Graduate Assistantship, Iowa State University, Ames, IO
  4. 4.     Post-Doctoral Fellow, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  5. 5.     Research Molecular Biologist/Research Entomologist, USDA, Maricopa, AZ
      PBESA meeting (April 6-9, 2014) deadlines: 
  1. 1.        Call for Papers/Posters Due date February 1, 2014 for early registration rates.
  2. 2.        Call for Award Nominations Submission packets should be sent to Larry Godfrey at ldgodfrey@ucdavis.eduby February 15th, 2014.
  3. 3.        Online Meeting Registration Early-bird registration due by February 15, 2014
  4. 4.        Hotel registrations are due March 17, 2014 for the special rate.
Meeting website for forms and more details is: http://www.entsoc.org/Pacific/2014-esa-pacific-branch-annual-meeting   This year’s GPSA Wiley Expo keynote speaker on February 21, 2014, isDr. Arvind Singhal  from the University of Texas at El Paso and the Clinton School of Public Service. His keynote speech is titled: The Value of Research in Society: Lessons from the Field.  For more info go to: http://studentinvolvement.orgsync.com/org/gpsa/Services_Wiley   Deadline for Grad Student Research Funding Individual and groups of graduate students are invited to apply for seed money from the Natural Resource Conservation Endowment Fund to support their research and projects. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, April 25. The privately endowed Washington State University fund supports efforts related to, but not limited to, energy, small-scale agricultural concepts, community education, wildlife conservation and/or recovery, related psychological and sociological studies, domestic and international studies and other projects related to conservation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources, including biotic and abiotic ecological components.  Interdisciplinary and collaborative proposals in such areas as education, psychology, sociology, environmental engineering, sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences are encouraged. The work should be oriented toward practical application of theory rather than strictly theory-oriented research in order to provide public uses or participants with a maximum opportunity to benefit.  For more information and application guidelines, contact Nancy Shrope, nshrope@wsu.edu, or Pam Kelley, pjkelley@wsu.edu, in the Office of Grant and Research Development.     Important deadlines: Priority registration for summer 2014 semester begins on March 3rd. Priority registration for Fall 2014 begins on April 11.  Deadline to apply for a graduate degree is March 7th. Deadline for Final Oral Exams for advanced degrees is April 25th.   This is a reminder that applications are now being accepted for SARE Professional Development Program (PDP) mini-grants for hosting ($800 max) or attending ($500 max) professional development events.  For hosted events, the primary audience must be Extension educators or other agriculture professionals.  For more information about the SARE PDP program and for application instructions, please view our PDP page HERE.  Applications will be screened Apr. 15 and Aug. 15, or until funds are exhausted. Tara Zimmerman Associate in Research 206-770-6073     Students planning to defend this semester are reminded that a draft paper copy and electronic of a copy of your thesis/dissertation must be available in the Entomology Office at least 10 days prior to the exam date.    Students scheduled for spring 2014 exams are: (*Scheduled with the Grad School & copy of scheduling form in department file) PhD Preliminary Exams are: Karol Krey, March 28, 9:30 – 12:00* Adam Strong May 16, 2-5 PM* Megan Taylor, May 9, 8:30 -11:00 Final Exams are: Brandon Hopkins, PhD, April 18, 12:00 – 4:00 PM Amelia Jordan, MS, April 14, 9:00 – 11:00 AM Mu Qiao, MS non-thesis, March 21, 9-11:00 AM Amber Vinchesi , PhD April 11, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM*   As a reminder for students and faculty the chronology for degree completion is: PhD students 1)        Program of Study (usually done at the end of the first full year of classes) 2)        Proposal  presentation 3)        Qualifying written proposal (formerly written prelim exam) 4)        Oral Prelims (must have an approved  program of study on file with the Grad School & department) 5)        Application for degree (pay $50 fee) 6)        Schedule the final seminar and thesis/dissertation defense 7)        Arrange with the Entomology Office for room and AMS/WECN scheduling 8)        Provide a perusal  copy of the thesis to the Entomology Office  10 days prior to exam date.  One paper copy and an electronic copy.  MS students follow steps 1, 5, 6, 7 & 8.  Non-thesis MS must provide a written project that is acceptable to their committee & Dr. Sheppard.  All forms and instructions are available at:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Forms/index.html A copy of all forms sent to the Graduate School must be given to Dory for the student’s department file.    If you plan to take your final exam and graduate this semester (May 2014), you must APPLY FOR GRADUATE DEGREE no later than Friday, March 7, 2014.    If you are defending later in this semester, you may not yet be thinking about this step yet, but please make sure you have applied no later than this deadline.   Failure to apply by March 7, 2014 means you will have to Apply to Graduate in the next upcoming semester, which would mean graduating in Summer 2014. The instructions for how you Apply for a Graduate Degree in ZZusis are located on this instruction page: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/CurrentStudents/index1.html  - make sure you follow Steps 1-8 and CREATE a Diploma Mailing Address.     As a reminder for students and faculty the chronology for degree completion is: PhD students
  1. 1.        Program of Study (usually done at the end of the first full year of classes)
  2. 2.        Proposal  presentation
  3. 3.        Qualifying written proposal (formerly written prelim exam)
  4. 4.        Oral Prelims (must have an approved  program of study on file with the Grad School & department)
  5. 5.        Application for degree (pay $50 fee)
  6. 6.        Schedule the final seminar and thesis/dissertation defense
  7. 7.        Arrange with the Entomology Office for room and AMS/WECN scheduling
  8. 8.        Provide a perusal  copy of the thesis to the Entomology Office  10 days prior to exam date.  One paper copy and an electronic copy. 
MS students follow steps 1, 5, 6, 7 & 8.  Non-thesis MS must provide a written project that is acceptable to their committee & Dr. Sheppard.  All forms and instructions are available at:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Forms/index.html A copy of all forms sent to the Graduate School must be given to Dory for the student’s department file.      Entomology has created a unified list for communicating to all stakeholders. In the past few days everyone should have received confirmation emails that they have been added to at least one of the below mailing lists, if you have not please send an email to Adam at adam.williams@wsu.edu. Below are names of the various groups, email address to submit posts/announcements to for all in a group to see, and the individual list’s website in which users can subscribe and manage their preferences.  
Mailing List Name Mailing List Email to Submit a Posting Website with General Information and links for Subscribing
ENT_All_Grad_Students ent_all_grad_students@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_all_grad_students
ENT_Pullman_Grad_Students ent_pullman_grad_students@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_pullman_grad_students
ENT_All_Faculty ent_all_faculty@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_all_faculty
ENT_Pullman_Faculty ent_pullman_faculty@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_pullman_faculty
ENT_All_Staff ent_all_staff@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_all_staff
ENT_Pullman_Staff ent_pullman_staff@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_pullman_staff
ENT_Adjunct.Emertus ent_adjunct.emertus@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_adjunct.emertus
ENT_Public.Alumni ent_public.alumni@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_public.alumni
  While this information is going to be posted onto the SharePoint, and subscription link for the public list will be Posted onto the Entomology website, it may be worthwhile to save the information. If you have any questions about using these group mailing lists please contact Adam.  [/textblock][/column][/row][/section]

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April 4, 2014

Congratulations!  The Entomology Graduate Student Association has been selected as a 2014 recipient for the prestigious WSU President’s Award for Leadership!  This organization's leadership, engagement and commitment to the community makes The Entomology Graduate Student Association deserving of this honor. We are cordially invited to the Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction (LEAD) Program on Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 5 pm to 7 pm, in the Senior Ballroom of the Compton Union Building on the WSU Pullman campus.  Here are some important details about the event and what we need from you to make this program as successful as possible:

  • Please confirm your attendance by April 10 to sild.lead@wsu.edu.
  • Submit, via email to sild.lead@wsu.edu, three (3) photos to include in the program. Please offer high resolution photos that show you in action if possible.
  • Please arrive for the event no later than 4:30 pm. Please let us know if you will need to arrive later than this.
  • The event is open to the public, so please feel free to invite friends and family to celebrate with you.
 Call 509.335.LEAD if you have any questions. For more info on this award go to:  https://lead.wsu.edu/recognition-programs/student-organization-awards.aspx   Elias Bloom won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  For more info go to:  https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/Login.do

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  ANNOUNCEMENTS: Tonight:  The 18th Annual Insect Cinema Cult Classic will be on Friday, April 4 at 6:00 PM in Todd 276.  Mu Qiao will be taking her MS non-thesis final exam on Monday April 7th at 9:00 AM.  The AMS/WECN dial # is:  5701379.  A copy of her journal paper is available in the Entomology Office and on the Entomology SharePoint site for faculty perusal.  She is advised by John Stark.   Amber Vinchesi will be doing her final PhD exam on Friday April 11th at 8:30 AM.  The AMS/WECN dial number is 5701299.  She is advised by Doug Walsh.    Amelia Jordan will be taking her MS final exam on Monday April 14 at 11:30 AM.   The WMS/WECN dial number is 5702940.  She is advised by Doug Walsh.    Brandon Hopkins will be taking his final PhD exam on Friday, April 18th at 12:00 PM.  The AMS/WECN dial number is 5701380.  He is advised by Steve Sheppard.   Entomology has created a unified list for communicating to all stakeholders. In the past few days everyone should have received confirmation emails that they have been added to at least one of the below mailing lists, if you have not please send an email to Adam at adam.williams@wsu.edu. Below are names of the various groups, email address to submit posts/announcements to for all in a group to see, and the individual list’s website in which users can subscribe and manage their preferences.  
Mailing List Name Mailing List Email to Submit a Posting Website with General Information and links for Subscribing
ENT_All_Grad_Students ent_all_grad_students@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_all_grad_students
ENT_Pullman_Grad_Students ent_pullman_grad_students@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_pullman_grad_students
ENT_All_Faculty ent_all_faculty@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_all_faculty
ENT_Pullman_Faculty ent_pullman_faculty@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_pullman_faculty
ENT_All_Staff ent_all_staff@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_all_staff
ENT_Pullman_Staff ent_pullman_staff@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_pullman_staff
ENT_Adjunct.Emertus ent_adjunct.emertus@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_adjunct.emertus
ENT_Public.Alumni ent_public.alumni@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_public.alumni
  While this information is going to be posted onto the SharePoint, and subscription link for the public list will be Posted onto the Entomology website, it may be worthwhile to save the information. If you have any questions about using these group mailing lists please contact Adam.  

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. 1.       Assistant Professor, Extension Entomology,  Texas A&M, College Station, TX
  2. 2.       Research Associate (Insect Molecular Biology), Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS
  3. 3.       Graduate Assistantship, Iowa State University, Ames, IO
  4. 4.       Post-Doctoral Fellow, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  5. 5.       Research Molecular Biologist/Research Entomologist, USDA, Maricopa, AZ
 

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Events - Save theSE Date(s): The next faculty meeting will be on May 2, 2914 at 10:00 AM.  WECN/AMS dial in number to come.    Our Spring Celebration BBQ is set for May 2, 2014 at 12:00 noon.  More details to come.     Unless noted otherwise the 2014 Entomology Colloquium presentations are on Wednesdays in FSHN 354 at 12:10-1:00 PM.  The WECN dial # for each presentation is:  5702026.   The last day to schedule a final exam for May 2014 graduation is Friday, April 11, 2014 and must be submitted 10 day prior to the exam date.  The last day to take a final exam for May ’14 graduation is Friday, April 25, 2014.  Check with the Entomology Office to make sure rooms are available for the dates you want for your exam.     Finals week is May 5-9.    Commencement is Saturday May 10th in Beasley Coliseum at 8:00 AM. 

 

Students scheduled for spring 2014 exams are: (*Scheduled with the Grad School & copy of scheduling form in department file) PhD Preliminary Exams are: Adam Strong May 16, 2-5 PM*  5701318 Megan Taylor, May 9, 8:30 -11:00  Katharine Buckley, May 5, 12:00-3:30 PM   Final Exams are: Brandon Hopkins, PhD, April 18, 12:00 – 4:00 PM    5701380 Amelia Jordan, MS, April 14, 9:00 – 11:00 AM   5702940 Mu Qiao, MS non-thesis, April 7, 9-11:00 AM  5701379 Amber Vinchesi , PhD April 11, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM*  5701299

 

     

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Doris Lohrey-Birch Program Coordinator WSU-Entomology Dept WSU- Sch. of Food Science WSU-Animal Science Dept PO Box 646382, FSHN 166 Pullman, WA  99164-6382 509-335-5422    dory.lohrey-birch@wsu.edu[/textblock][/column][/row][/section]

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March 28, 2014

Congratulations to Karol Krey who passed her PhD Preliminary Exam on March 28, 2014.  Karol is advised by Bill Snyder.    Congratulations to our Spring Award Winners: Entomology Student Support Fund “Research Award”: Ivan Milosavljevic Howard and Hermina Hallgarth “Paper of the Year”: Rebecca Schmidt Robert and Mary Lou Harwood “Student of the Year Award: Rebecca Schmidt   Mu Qiao will be taking her MS non-thesis final exam on Monday April 7th at 9:00 AM.  The AMS/WECN dial # is:  5701379.  A copy of her journal paper is available in the Entomology Office and on the Entomology SharePoint site for faculty perusal.  She is advised by John Stark.   Amber Vinchesi will be doing her final PhD exam on Friday April 11th at 8:30 AM.  The AMS/WECN dial number is 5701299.  She is advised by Doug Walsh. 

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  ANNOUNCEMENTS: Amelia Jordan will be this week’s colloquium presenter on Wednesday, April 2nd.  Her talk is titled:  A Qualitative Survey of Native Bees n and Near Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) Fields in Washington State.  The WECN dial # is: 5702026 Global Campus Connections Web Learning Event: Traveling Bugs Richard Zack, WSU Entomology professor, will present an hour-long webinar on traveling and insects on April 2nd & 9th at 6:00 PM.  Bring your sense of adventure, all your crazy questions about bed bugs, fleas, and mosquitoes, and leave armed with extra knowledge to be confident throughout summer vacation. It’s not every day that someone explores the wild-wild west, the exotic beaches of South America, or frolics in the crashing surf of the Ivory Coast. So, if you do have the opportunity, it’s best to be prepared and make the most of your travels!  This means protecting yourself and all two-, and four-legged, companions from the dangerous insects that may roam the uncharted territory only you can conquer.  This is sponsored by the WSU Global Campus.  Rebecca Stull is the coordinator for this event.  If you have questions contact her are at:  335-9264 or rebecca.stull@wsu.edu. Learn more and register for this free event here: http://secure.wsu.edu/globalcampus/formtool/Signup/index.castle?formid=13  and http://globalcampus.wsu.edu/     The 18th Annual Insect Cinema Cult Classic will be on Friday, April 4 at 6:00 PM in Todd 276.  Showing this year are “Bee Movie” (PG rated) and “Killer Bees” (not rated).  Come early and see the beehive display and other insect displays. T-Shirts will be available for purchase.  See the design at: http://entomology.wsu.edu/blog/event-annual/cult-classics/   Lynell Tanigoshi was featured in a WSU News article on March 27th titled New Pest Management Choices for Small-Fruit Growers.  To read the article go to: https://news.wsu.edu/2014/03/27/new-pest-management-choices-for-small-fruit-growers/  

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions. Professor & Chair, Entomology & Nematology Dept., Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL Ag, Application Engineering, Extension Specialist, Ag & Natural Res., UC Davis, Davis, CA Scientist, entomology and related ecological, Univ. of Minnesota.   Entomologist, Department of Defense, San Antonio, TX

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Events - Save theSE Date(s): The next faculty meeting will be on May 2, 2914 at 10:00 AM.  WECN/AMS dial in number to come.    Our Spring Celebration BBQ is set for May 2, 2014 at 12:00 noon.  More details to come.    Unless noted otherwise the 2014 Entomology Colloquium presentations are on Wednesdays in FSHN 354 at 12:10-1:00 PM.  The WECN dial # for each presentation is:  5702026.   The last day to schedule a final exam for May 2014 graduation is Friday, April 11, 2014 and must be submitted 10 day prior to the exam date.  The last day to take a final exam for May ’14 graduation is Friday, April 25, 2014.  Check with the Entomology Office to make sure rooms are available for the dates you want for your exam.     Finals week is May 5-9.    Commencement is Saturday May 10th in Beasley Coliseum at 8:00 AM. 

 

Students scheduled for spring 2014 exams are: (*Scheduled with the Grad School & copy of scheduling form in department file) PhD Preliminary Exams are: Karol Krey, March 28, 9:30 – 12:00*  5701170 Adam Strong May 16, 2-5 PM*  5701318 Megan Taylor, May 9, 8:30 -11:00  Katharine Buckley, May 5, 12:00-3:30 PM   Final Exams are: Brandon Hopkins, PhD, April 18, 12:00 – 4:00 PM    5701380 Amelia Jordan, MS, April 14, 9:00 – 11:00 AM   5702940 Mu Qiao, MS non-thesis, March 21, 9-11:00 AM  5701379 Amber Vinchesi , PhD April 11, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM*  5701299

 

 

      Doris Lohrey-Birch Program Coordinator WSU-Entomology Dept WSU- Sch. of Food Science WSU-Animal Science Dept PO Box 646382, FSHN 166 Pullman, WA  99164-6382 509-335-5422    dory.lohrey-birch@wsu.edu[/textblock][/column][/row][/section]

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March 21, 2014

EGSA INSECT EXPO is this Saturday March 22, from 9 AM -1 PM at the Ensminger Pavilion.  Come join the fun! Robbie Zinna’s work was cited in a National Geographic-Phenomena on March article titled:  The Mystery of the Sea Unicorn  by Carl Zimmer.  To read this interesting  article go to:  http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/18/the-mystery-of-the-sea-unicorn/. Karol Krey will be doing her PhD Prelim Exam on Friday March 28, 9-12:30.  WECN #  5701170 Katharine Buckley is scheduling her PhD Prelim for May 5 at 12:00-3:30 PM.  Are you planning to participate in the Pullman Commencement ceremony in May?  Get everything you need at the WSU Grad Fair, the one-stop shop that will save you time and energy (and maybe some money, too).  Wednesday and Thursday, March 26 and 27, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.mat the Lewis Alumni Centre   (on Lincoln Way, past the Grimes Way Playfield) Faculty wishing to rent regalia can do so at the Grad Fair. 


Available at the Grad Fair are: Application for Graduation: Filing of forms and payment to officially complete your studies. You may have already done this, but double-check at the Grad Fair. Graduation: The official completion of your degree. You’ll receive your diploma via regular mail, so make sure your permanent address on file is correct. Commencement: A public ceremony celebrating your graduation. There’s lots of pomp and circumstance, cheering, and hand-shaking. Plus you get to dress up. Student Loans: Review your student account. Review all of your educational loans. All loan borrowers must complete exit counseling. International Students: What are your plans after graduation? Please make sure to share your plans with International Programs by filling out the International Departure Notification Form. Register to Walk: How we plan for the ceremony. Tell us that you’ll be there and we’ll make sure you have a seat. Regalia: The traditional cap and gown of a college graduate worn at commencement. Style depends on the degree earned. Basically, the more time you’ve been in school, the bigger your sleeves. Cap and Gown Rental: Pick up the regalia you need to walk and save money at the same time. After you pick it up at the Grad Fair you can practice walking with the funky cap and tassel (which you get to keep!). Rental costs are as follows: Bachelor’s $47.94, Master’s $74.92, and Doctoral $97.00. Diploma Frame: An elegant way to display your hard-earned diploma. Announcements: Personalized, high quality, hard copy note cards you snail-mail to friends and family to, well,  

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  ANNOUNCEMENTS: Faculty meeting is today, March 21, 2014, at 11:00 AM.  WECN # is: 5701334.   The next Colloquium speaker will be Erin Wilson Rankin, from UC Riverside.  Her talk, "Effects of omnivorous invaders on arboreal arthropods in a fragmented landscape," is March 26 in FSHN354 at 12:10.  Erin's research interests include invasive species and community ecology. Her research focuses on investigating species interactions and their effects on trophic dynamics and ecosystem services within the contexts of invasion biology, community ecology and evolutionary ecology.  Erin draws from ecology, behavior, molecular biology and physiology in designing experiments.  See her bio here: http://entomology.ucr.edu/faculty/Wilson.html.  Erin will be available to meet with folks at WSU on Wednesday, and at UI on Thursday morning.  If you would like to talk with her, please contact me (e.lichtenberg@wsu.edu). Alex Wild, an ant researcher and photographer (see cover of latest Nature) along with 2 other accomplished entomologists and photographers, John Abbott and Piotr Naskrecki will be offering a 3 day workshop May 22-25, 2014 on Sapelo Island, Georgia.  It will be informative, fun and in a beautiful location. See more about signing up here:    Bugshot Sapelo Island.  Contact Laura Lavine if you want additional details.  

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions. Assistant Professor of Subtropical/Tropical Fruit Crop Entomology, Univ. Florida, Homestead FL Wildlife Biologist, BLM, Roseburg, OR Williams Lab Assistant (pollinators and pollination service), Entomology Dept., UC Davis, Davis CA  

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Events - Save theSE Date(s): Unless noted otherwise the 2014 Entomology Colloquium presentations are on Wednesdays in FSHN 354 at 12:10-1:00 PM.  The WECN dial # for each presentation is:  5702026.   WSU Showcase  Events: March 27, Distinguished Faculty Address, 3:30 PM, VBRS Bldg, 3rd Floor. March 28: Research/scholarship/arts displays, 9 AM-12PM, Cary Sr. Ballroom, CUB Undergrad Research & Creative Activities, 12 – 5 PM, CUB Celebrate Excellence Recognition Banquet, 5:30 PM, Beasley Coliseum (reservations required by March 19.   The last day to schedule a final exam for May 2014 graduation is Friday, April 11, 2014 and must be submitted 10 day prior to the exam date.  The last day to take a final exam for May ’14 graduation is Friday, April 25, 2014.  Check with the Entomology Office to make sure rooms are available for the dates you want for your exam.   The 18th Annual Insect Cinema Cult Classic will be on Friday, April 4 at 6:00 PM in Todd 276.  Showing this year are “Bee Movie” (PG rated) and “Killer Bees” (not rated).  Come early and see the beehive display and other insect displays.  T-Shirts will be available for purchase.  See the design at: http://entomology.wsu.edu/blog/event-annual/cult-classics/.   Students scheduled for spring 2014 exams are: (*Scheduled with the Grad School & copy of scheduling form in department file) PhD Preliminary Exams are: Karol Krey, March 28, 9:30 – 12:00* Adam Strong May 16, 2-5 PM* Megan Taylor, May 9, 8:30 -11:00 Katharine Buckley, May 5, 12:00-3:30 PM   Final Exams are: Brandon Hopkins, PhD, April 18, 12:00 – 4:00 PM Amelia Jordan, MS, April 14, 9:00 – 11:00 AM Mu Qiao, MS non-thesis, March 21, 9-11:00 AM Amber Vinchesi , PhD April 11, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM*       Doris Lohrey-Birch Program Coordinator WSU-Entomology Dept WSU- Sch. of Food Science WSU-Animal Science Dept PO Box 646382, FSHN 166 Pullman, WA  99164-6382 509-335-5422    dory.lohrey-birch@wsu.edu[/textblock][/column][/row][/section]

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March 14, 2014

Congratulations to Ivan Milosavljevic who successfully passed his PhD oral prelim on March 11, 2014.  We will welcome Robert Orpet in the Fall as a new PhD student who will be working with David Crowder and Vince Jones.  He is our department’s first ARCS Fellowship student.  Students planning to defend this semester are reminded that a draft paper copy and electronic of a copy of your thesis/dissertation must be available in the Entomology Office at least 10 days prior to the exam date.  Students scheduled for spring 2014 exams are: (*Scheduled with the Grad School & copy of scheduling form in department file) PhD Preliminary Exams are: Karol Krey, March 28, 9:30 – 12:00* Adam Strong May 16, 2-5 PM* Megan Taylor, May 9, 8:30 -11:00 Final Exams are: Brandon Hopkins, PhD, April 18, 12:00 – 4:00 PM Amelia Jordan, MS, April 14, 9:00 – 11:00 AM Mu Qiao, MS non-thesis, March 21, 9-11:00 AM Amber Vinchesi , PhD April 11, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM*   As a reminder for students and faculty the chronology for degree completion is: PhD students 1)      Program of Study (usually done at the end of the first full year of classes) 2)      Proposal  presentation 3)      Qualifying written proposal (formerly written prelim exam) 4)      Oral Prelims (must have an approved  program of study on file with the Grad School & department) 5)      Application for degree (pay $50 fee) 6)      Schedule the final seminar and thesis/dissertation defense 7)      Arrange with the Entomology Office for room and AMS/WECN scheduling 8)      Provide a perusal  copy of the thesis to the Entomology Office  10 days prior to exam date.  One paper copy and an electronic copy.   MS students follow steps 1, 5, 6, 7 & 8.  Non-thesis MS must provide a written project that is acceptable to their committee & Dr. Sheppard.  All forms and instructions are available at:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Forms/index.html A copy of all forms sent to the Graduate School must be given to Dory for the student’s department file. 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS: Enjoy the spring break.  Thank you everyone who attended the E. Paul Catts events this week.  A special thank you to Laura Lavine for being the point person and guest escort; Adam Williams for making all the arrangements, our time-slippers Chelsea and David for their help and Doug Walsh for providing the beer and wine and Amber Vinchesi  for bringing the beer and wine to Pullman from Prosser.  The next Colloquium speaker will be Erin Wilson Rankin, from UC Riverside.  Her talk, "Effects of omnivorous invaders on arboreal arthropods in a fragmented landscape," is March 26 in FSHN354 at 12:10.  Erin's research interests include invasive species and community ecology. Her research focuses on investigating species interactions and their effects on trophic dynamics and ecosystem services within the contexts of invasion biology, community ecology and evolutionary ecology.  Erin draws from ecology, behavior, molecular biology and physiology in designing experiments.  See her bio here: http://entomology.ucr.edu/faculty/Wilson.html.  Erin will be available to meet with folks at WSU on Wednesday, and at UI on Thursday morning.  If you would like to talk with her, please contact me (e.lichtenberg@wsu.edu). The 18th Annual Insect Cinema Cult Classic will be on Friday, April 4 at 6:00 PM in Todd 276.  Showing this year are “Bee Movie” (PG rated) and “Killer Bees” (not rated).  Come early and see the beehive display and other insect displays.  T-Shirts will be available for purchase.  See the design at: http://entomology.wsu.edu/blog/event-annual/cult-classics/.   

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. 1.    Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate, Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign ,IL 
  2. 2.    Team Leader Entomology, Bayer Co., Morrisville, NC
  3. 3.    Assistant Professor-Subtropical/Tropical Fruit Crop Entomology
  4. 4.    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Entomology & Plant Path, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

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Events - Save theSE Date(s): Unless noted otherwise the 2014 Entomology Colloquium presentations are on Wednesdays in FSHN 354 at 12:10-1:00 PM.  The WECN dial # for each presentation is:  5702026. WSU Showcase  Events: March 27, Distinguished Faculty Address, 3:30 PM, VBRS Bldg, 3rd Floor. March 28: Research/scholarship/arts displays, 9 AM-12PM, Cary Sr. Ballroom, CUB Undergrad Research & Creative Activities, 12 – 5 PM, CUB Celebrate Excellence Recognition Banquet, 5:30 PM, Beasley Coliseum (reservations required by March 19. The 98th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Branch of the ESA theme is “The Changing Landscape of Entomology in the Pacific Branch.”   Meetings will be held in Tucson, AZ, on April 6-9, 2014.  Register at the Marriot Univ. Park Hotel by March 17th for special rate. The last day to schedule a final exam for May 2014 graduation is Friday, April 11, 2014 and must be submitted 10 day prior to the exam date.  The last day to take a final exam for May ’14 graduation is Friday, April 25, 2014.  Check with the Entomology Office to make sure rooms are available for the dates you want for your exam.   If you plan to take your final exam and graduate this semester (May 2014), you must APPLY FOR GRADUATE DEGREE no later than Friday, March 7, 2014.    If you are defending later in this semester, you may not yet be thinking about this step yet, but please make sure you have applied no later than this deadline.   Failure to apply by March 7, 2014 means you will have to Apply to Graduate in the next upcoming semester, which would mean graduating in Summer 2014. The instructions for how you Apply for a Graduate Degree in ZZusis are located on this instruction page: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/CurrentStudents/index1.html  - make sure you follow Steps 1-8 and CREATE a Diploma Mailing Address.   [/textblock][/column][/row][/section]

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March 7, 2014

We received word that Brandon Hopkins earned 2nd place in the oral presentation at the 2014 William R. Wiley Expo, and Alix Whitener also place 2nd place in the poster presentation.   Brandon will receive a $500 award and Alix will receive a $400 award.  Congratulations for a job well done! If you plan to take your final exam and graduate this semester (May 2014), you must APPLY FOR GRADUATE DEGREE no later than Friday, March 7, 2014.    If you are defending later in this semester, you may not yet be thinking about this step yet, but please make sure you have applied no later than this deadline.   Failure to apply by March 7, 2014 means you will have to Apply to Graduate in the next upcoming semester, which would mean graduating in Summer 2014. The instructions for how you Apply for a Graduate Degree in ZZUsis are located on this instruction page: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/CurrentStudents/index1.html  - make sure you follow Steps 1-8 and CREATE a Diploma Mailing Address.   The last day to schedule a final exam for May 2014 graduation is Friday, April 11, 2014 and must be submitted 10 day prior to the exam date.  The last day to take a final exam for May ’14 graduation is Friday, April 25, 2014.  Check with the Entomology Office to make sure rooms are available for the dates you want for your exam.  

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ANNOUNCEMENTS: E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture Events will be on March 12 & 13.  This year’s speaker will be Dr. H. Frederik Nijhou.  His first presentation will be on March 12 at 12:10 PM in FSHN 354 and is titled: The Developmental Physiology of Body Size: Studies with Manduca sexta. On March 13 he will be speaking at 4:10-5:00 PM in CUE 203.  A reception will follow at 5:30-8:30 PM in CUE 518.  His presentation is titled:  The Biology of Butterfly Color Patterns. Rich Zack was interviewed for a Moscow-Pullman Daily News, March 5, 2014, article titled “Bug stinking up fruit crops.”  There was a related article in the on WSU News on March 4th, titled “Scientist SWAT team combats stink bug invasion.” This article mentions Jay Brunner, Rich Zack, Pete Landolt & Mike Bush.  To read the article go to:  http://news.wsu.edu/2014/03/04/scientist-swat-team-combats-stink-bug-invasion/ The 18th Annual Insect Cinema Cult Classic will be on Friday, April 4 at 6:00 PM in Todd 276.  Showing this year are “Bee Movie” (PG rated) and “Killer Bees” (not rated).  Come early and see the beehive display and other insect displays.  T-Shirts will be available for purchase.  See the design at: http://entomology.wsu.edu/blog/event-annual/cult-classics/.   

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Invertebrate Zoologist, Albion College, Albion, MI 
  2. Post-Doc Bumble Bee Pathology, USDA/ARS, Logan, UT
  3. PhD Assistantship in Weed BioControl, Univ. Florida, Gainesville, FL
  4. Research Assistant, Monsanto Insectary, Union City, TN
  5. Entomology Field Research Coordinator, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, Mead, NE 

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Events - Save theSE Date(s): Unless noted otherwise the 2014 Entomology Colloquium presentations are on Wednesdays in FSHN 354 at 12:10-1:00 PM.  The WECN dial # for each presentation is:  5702026. WSU Showcase  Events: March 27, Distinguished Faculty Address, 3:30 PM, VBRS Bldg, 3rd Floor. March 28: Research/scholarship/arts displays, 9 AM-12PM, Cary Sr. Ballroom, CUB Undergrad Research & Creative Activities, 12 – 5 PM, CUB Celebrate Excellence Recognition Banquet, 5:30 PM, Beasley Coliseum (reservations required by March 19. The 98th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Branch of the ESA theme is “The Changing Landscape of Entomology in the Pacific Branch.”   Meetings will be held in Tucson, AZ, on April 6-9, 2014.  Register at the Marriot Univ. Park Hotel by March 17th for special rate. [/textblock][/column][/row][/section]

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February 28, 2014

Brandon Hopkins, Karol Krey, Ivan Milosavljevic, Rebecca Schmidt, Paul Chisholm & Amber Vinchesi were participants in this year’s Wiley Expo in Feb. 21, in the Ag & Natural Science –Oral Presentations category and Herma Amalia & Alix Whitener Poster Presentation category.  Winners will be announced next week.  ANNOUNCEMENTS: WSU Instructor Appreciation Day at the Bookie March 6th from 9-3 pm on the Ground Floor in School Supplies. Free  food, coffee and raffles. Meet with Publisher Reps and learn more about textbook rentals, ebooks, and buyback. Summer book orders due by March 14 and fall book orders are due by April 4. The WSU Entomology Department & the Center for Reproductive Biology invite you to attend a special presentation by Dr. Patricia Moore, Department of Entomology at the University of Georgia on March 5, 2014, in CUE 518 from 12:10-1:00 PM.  Dr. Moore’s talk is titled “The Role of Reproductive Physiology in Ameliorating Environmental Stress.”  This is part of the Entomology Colloquium series.  Please note the location change for this event.   For more information on Dr. Moore go to: http://www.ent.uga.edu/personnel/faculty/moore.htm E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture Events will be on March 12 & 13.  If you plan on attending the reception please RSVP as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly.  There is a sign-up sheet at Dory’s desk or you can email her to add your name to the list.  LEAD 2014 - Leadership & Engagement Awards of Distinction is Now Accepting Nominations for the 2014 President’s Award for LeadershipSince 1996, the President’s Award has been an honor bestowed annually to students and others who advance leadership and engagement at WSU. Recipients of this prestigious award demonstrate exceptional leadership and service to the university and the community and/or support leadership development and engagement of WSU students. Award recipients will be honored at the Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction (LEAD) event on April 24, 2014. To learn more go to: http://lead.wsu.edu/recognition-programs.aspx and to apply go to: https://orgsync.com/36888/forms/66828.  Award categories include:  student | student group | faculty or staff | community organization. Nomination applications are due March 10, 2014.            

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. 1.       Insect Control Discovery Biologist, DuPont Co., Newark, DE
  2. 2.       Molecular Biologist/Entomololgist, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln
  3. 3.       Seasonal Field Research Assists., Butterflies, UC-Davis, Davis, CA
  4. 4.       Assistant/Associate Professor, Univ of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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Events - Save theSE Date(s): Unless noted otherwise the 2014 Entomology Colloquium presentations are on Wednesdays in FSHN 354 at 12:10-1:00 PM.  The WECN dial # for each presentation is:  5702026. E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture Events will be on March 12 & 13.  This year’s speaker will be Dr. H. Frederik Nijhou.  His first presentation will be on March 12 at 12:10 PM in FSHN 354 and is titled: The Developmental Physiology of Body Size: Studies with Manduca sexta. On March 13 he will be speaking at 4:10-5:00 PM in CUE 203.  A reception will follow at 5:30-8:30 PM in CUE 518.  His presentation is titled:  The Biology of Butterfly Color Patterns. WSU Showcase  Events: March 27, Distinguished Faculty Address, 3:30 PM, VBRS Bldg, 3rd Floor. March 28: Research/scholarship/arts displays, 9 AM-12PM, Cary Sr. Ballroom, CUB Undergrad Research & Creative Activities, 12 – 5 PM, CUB Celebrate Excellence Recognition Banquet, 5:30 PM, Beasley Coliseum (reservations required by March 19. The 98th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Branch of the ESA theme is “The Changing Landscape of Entomology in the Pacific Branch.”   Meetings will be held in Tucson, AZ, on April 6-9, 2014.  Register at the Marriot Univ. Park Hotel by March 17th for special rate. [/textblock][/column][/row][/section]

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February 21, 2014

The installation of the new desks will be complete and students housed in 348J can move back into their office on Monday.  Important deadlines: Priority registration for summer 2014 semester begins on March 3rd. Priority registration for Fall 2014 begins on April 11.  Deadline to apply for a graduate degree is March 7th. Deadline for Final Oral Exams for advanced degrees is April 25th. ANNOUNCEMENTS: There is no colloquium presentation this coming week.  The next one will be on March 5th.  Patricia Moore, Univ. of Georgia will be the speaker.  E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture Events will be on March 12 & 13.  If you plan on attending the reception please RSVP as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly.  There is a sign up sheet at Dory’s desk or you can email her to add your name to the list.  The deadline for nominations for graduate student awards has been extended to February 28. Please get your nominations in this week.  The Association for Faculty Women (AFW) announces a call for nominations for outstanding graduate student awards.  The awards recognize the academic achievements and professional potential of WSU's graduate students completing their degrees in summer 2013, fall 2013, or spring 2014.  The Harriett B. Rigas Award is presented to an outstanding doctoral student, and the AFW Founders Award is presented to an outstanding master’s student.  Both full and part-time students are eligible.  Professional and non-thesis master’s degree students are not eligible for these awards.  The deadline for receipt of all nomination and application materials is February 28, 2014.  Awardees will be notified in March and will receive their awards at a special recognition ceremony in early April. 

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. 1.       Asst. Professor, Strawberry & Small Fruit Entomology, Wimauma, FL
  2. 2.       Research Scientist (Entomology) Lovelace Resp Res Inst., Jackson
  3. 3.       USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Svc., Brighton, MI
  4. 4.       Assistant Professor, Entomology, Univ. of Florida Ag Exp Stn., Tampa FL
  5. 5.       Assistant Professor & Entomologist (Insect Evolutionary Genomics), UC-Riverside, Riverside CA

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Events - Save theSE Date(s): 2014 Entomology Colloquium presentations are on Wednesdays in FSHN 354 at 12:10-1:00 PM.  The WECN dial # for each presentation is:  5702026. E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture Events will be on March 12 & 13.  This year’s speaker will be Dr. H. Frederik Nijhou.  His first presentation will be on March 12 at 12:10 PM in FSHN 354 and is titled: The Developmental Physiology of Body Size: Studies with Manduca sexta. On March 13 he will be speaking at 4:10-5:00 PM in CUE 203.  A reception will follow at 5:30-8:30 PM in CUE 518.  His presentation is titled:  The Biology of Butterfly Color Patterns. WSU Showcase  Events: March 27, Distinguished Faculty Address, 3:30 PM, VBRS Bldg, 3rd Floor. March 28: Research/scholarship/arts displays, 9 AM-12PM, Cary Sr. Ballroom, CUB Undergrad Research & Creative Activities, 12 – 5 PM, CUB Celebrate Excellence Recognition Banquet, 5:30 PM, Beasley Coliseum (reservations required by March 19. The 98th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Branch of the ESA theme is “The Changing Landscape of Entomology in the Pacific Branch.”   Meetings will be held in Tucson, AZ, on April 6-9, 2014.  Register at the Marriot Univ. Park Hotel by March 17th for special rate.[/textblock][/column][/row][/section]

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February 14, 2014

PBESA Student Travel Awards deadline is February 15, 2014. See attachment for details.    http://www.entsoc.org/Pacific/2014-esa-pacific-branch-annual-meeting.  Registrations for the $125 early bird group rate at the Marriot Univ. Park Hotel, ends on March 17th.  ANNOUNCEMENTS: The Feb. 19th colloquium speaker will be Megan Taylor. Her talk is titled:  Old World Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Populations: A Genetic Resources for U.S. Honey Bee Breeding.  The WECN dial # is: 5702026 E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture Events will be on March 12 & 13.  This year’s speaker will be Dr. H. Frederik Nijhou.  His first presentation will be on March 12 at 12:10 PM in FSHN 354 and is titled: The Developmental Physiology of Body Size: Studies with Manduca sexta. On March 13 he will be speaking at 4:10-5:00 PM in CUE 203.  A reception will follow at 5:30-8:30 PM in CUE 518.  His presentation is titled:  The Biology of Butterfly Color Patterns.  If you plan on attending the reception please RSVP as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly.  There is a sign up sheet at Dory’s desk or you can email her to add your name to the list.    The Association for Faculty Women (AFW) announces a call for nominations for outstanding graduate student awards. The awards recognize the academic achievements and professional potential of WSU's graduate students completing their degrees in summer 2013, fall 2013, or spring 2014.  The Harriett B. Rigas Award is presented to an outstanding doctoral student, and the AFW Founders Award is presented to an outstanding master’s student.  Both full and part-time students are eligible.  Professional and non-thesis master’s degree students are not eligible for these awards.  The deadline for receipt of all nomination and application materials is February 20, 2014.  Awardees will be notified in March and will receive their awards at a special recognition ceremony in early April.  See the AFW awards page for more information on the nomination and application process.  The HYM course, a one week course on collection, identification, classification & natural history of wasps, bees, and ants will be August 17-23 at Eagle Hill Institute in Steuben, Maine.  Students, researchers, applied entomologists-anyone with a need to identify Hymenoptera  are welcome to attend.  Among the instructors are Matthew Buffington, Michael Gates, Robert Kula (USDA-ARS Systematic Entomology Lab, Washington DC), James Pitts (Utah State Univ) and others.  The course is limited to 25 participants and  applications are due March 21, 2014.  For details go to: http://www.hymcourse.org/default.asp?action=Show_Home

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. 1.       Natural Resource Specialist III (Forest Health), Dept. of Forestry, Charlottesville, VA
  2. 2.       Research Associate I, Dept of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Univ. Tennessee-Knoxville
  3. 3.       Post-Doc Researcher, Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT
  4. 4.       Research Specialist, North Dakota State Univ, Fargo ND
  5. 5.       Research Technologist I, Mullin/Frazier Lab, Penn State Univ.,
  6. 6.       Biologist I, Belcan, Chester, MO

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Events - Save theSE Date(s): 2014 Entomology Colloquium presentations are on Wednesdays in FSHN 354 at 12:10-1:00 PM.  The WECN dial # for each presentation is:  5702026. Entomology Dept Faculty Meeting on February 21, 2014, at 2:00-3:30 in FSHN 164.  WECN Dial# is 5702832 2014 Wiley Research Expo Friday, February 21, 2014.  For more info go to:  http://studentinvolvement.orgsync.com/org/gpsa/home WSU Showcase  Events: March 27, Distinguished Faculty Address, 3:30 PM, VBRS Bldg, 3rd Floor. March 28: Research/scholarship/arts displays, 9 AM-12PM, Cary Sr. Ballroom, CUB Undergrad Research & Creative Activities, 12 – 5 PM, CUB Celebrate Excellence Recognition Banquet, 5:30 PM, Beasley Coliseum (reservations required by March 19. The WSU Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) invites you to present your research or scholarship at the 2014 Dr. William R. Wiley Research Exposition (Wiley Research Exposition) on February 21, 2014. The Wiley Research Exposition provides WSU students the opportunity to present their research or scholarship among their peers, faculty and the WSU community in an academic conference-like atmosphere. All students currently enrolled on any of the Washington State University campuses are eligible to present at the Wiley Research Exposition; however only graduate and professional students are eligible to compete for awards. Presentations can be formatted as oral or poster presentations. Graduate and professional students competing for awards will be judged by WSU alumni and emeritus faculty.  Scholarship awards will be given for first and second place in each category. Students may submit one oral presentation and one poster presentation; however, the two presentations must each address different research questions. Students presenting in both formats have a chance to win multiple awards! To be a part of this exciting experience, Oral Presentation Awards: First Place: $1,000                     Second Place: $500 Poster Presentation Awards: First Place: $800                      Second Place: $400 Competition Categories:  1. Medical & Life Sciences       2. Engineering & Physical Sciences     3. Agricultural & Natural Sciences                4. Social Sciences                      5. Liberal Arts & Humanities                6. Visual Arts & Design    7. Administrative & Information Sciences For more info go to:  http://studentinvolvement.orgsync.com/org/gpsa/home E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture Events will be on March 12 & 13.  This year’s speaker will be Dr. H. Frederik Nijhou.  His first presentation will be on March 12 at 12:10 PM in FSHN 354 and is titled: The Developmental Physiology of Body Size: Studies with Manduca sexta. On March 13 he will be speaking at 4:10-5:00 PM in CUE 203.  A reception will follow at 5:30-8:30 PM in CUE 518.  His presentation is titled:  The Biology of Butterfly Color Patterns. The 98th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Branch of the ESA theme is “The Changing Landscape of Entomology in the Pacific Branch.”   Meetings will be held in Tucson, AZ, on April 6-9, 2014.  Register at the Marriout Univ. Park Hotel by March 17th for special rate.

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EMPLOYMENTSee attachments for details on these positions.
  1. 1.        Assistant Professor, Insect Ecology & Row Crops Pest Mgt., Auburn Univ, Auburn, AL
  2. 2.        Assistant Professor, Medical Entomology, Auburn Univ., Auburn, AL
  3. 3.        Entomologist, Wyle Science, Dayton, OH
  4. 4.        Post-Doc in Population Ecology & Biological Control, Univ Mass, Amherst, MA
  5. 5.        Post-Doc in Entomology with Hort & Agronomic Crops, Univ Forida, Belle Glade, FL
 
  1. 1.        Research Technologist, Penn State-Univ. Park Campus,
  2. 2.        Post Doc, Biological Control of Weeds, USDA/ARS, Davie, FL
  3. 3.        US Air Force Entomologist, Del City, OK
  4. 4.        Pos Doc Scholar, Oregon State University, Hermiston, OR
  5. 5.        Entomologist, US Army Medical Corps, various locations
 
  1. 1.        Assistant/Associate Professor Entomology, Ecology & Mgt of Invasive Species, Louisiana St. Univ, Baton Rouge
  2. 2.        Forest Entomologist, USDA, La Grande, OR
  3. 3.        Entomologist I or II, Audubon Nature Institute Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, New Orleans, LA
  4. 4.        Assistant Prof. of Biology (Invertebrate), Morningside College, Sioux City, IA 
 
  1. 1.        Department Head - Crop and Soil Science Department, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR
  2. 2.        Assistant Professor in Entomology - Oklahoma State Univ, Stillwater, OK
  3. 3.        Assistant Extension Educator - Nursery Integrated Pest Management, Univ of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  4. 4.        Entomologist/Biologist, US-EPA, Arlington, VA
  5. 5.        Assistant Professor (Applied Entomology), Univ. of Hawaii-Hilo
 
  1. 1.        Schlinger Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow-Entomology, Calif. Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA
  2. 2.        Postdoctoral Researcher, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC
  3. 3.        Department Head of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant Pathology, Mississippi St., MS
  4. 4.        Associate Director North Dakota Ag Exp Station, Fargo, ND
  5. 5.        Sr. Program Officer, Vector Control-Malaria Job, Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
  PBESA meeting (April 6-9, 2014) deadlines: 
  1. 1.        Call for Papers/Posters Due date February 1, 2014 for early registration rates.
  2. 2.        Call for Award Nominations Submission packets should be sent to Larry Godfrey at ldgodfrey@ucdavis.eduby February 15th, 2014.
  3. 3.        Online Meeting Registration Early-bird registration due by February 15, 2014
  4. 4.        Hotel registrations are due March 17, 2014 for the special rate.
Meeting website for forms and more details is: http://www.entsoc.org/Pacific/2014-esa-pacific-branch-annual-meeting This year’s GPSA Wiley Expo keynote speaker on February 21, 2014, isDr. Arvind Singhal  from the University of Texas at El Paso and the Clinton School of Public Service. His keynote speech is titled: The Value of Research in Society: Lessons from the Field.  For more info go to: http://studentinvolvement.orgsync.com/org/gpsa/Services_Wiley 2014 Wiley Research Expo Friday, February 21, 2014.  Academic Showcase abstracts accepted through Jan. 28 PULLMAN, Wash. – Abstracts will be accepted through Tuesday, Jan. 28, for the 2014 Academic Showcase. It is part of the annual Showcase celebration of original scholarship, research and creative expression by members of the WSU community. Showcase will be Friday, March 28, on the Pullman campus. Deadline for Grad Student Research Funding Individual and groups of graduate students are invited to apply for seed money from the Natural Resource Conservation Endowment Fund to support their research and projects. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, April 25. The privately endowed Washington State University fund supports efforts related to, but not limited to, energy, small-scale agricultural concepts, community education, wildlife conservation and/or recovery, related psychological and sociological studies, domestic and international studies and other projects related to conservation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources, including biotic and abiotic ecological components.  Interdisciplinary and collaborative proposals in such areas as education, psychology, sociology, environmental engineering, sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences are encouraged. The work should be oriented toward practical application of theory rather than strictly theory-oriented research in order to provide public uses or participants with a maximum opportunity to benefit. For more information and application guidelines, contact Nancy Shrope, nshrope@wsu.edu, or Pam Kelley, pjkelley@wsu.edu, in the Office of Grant and Research Development. EGSA Invited Speaker seminar is on February 12, 2014, 7:00 PM, at the CUB Auditorium.  This year’s speaker is Dr. Robert Kimsey, (AKA The Fly Man of Alcatraz)Entomology Dept., UC-Davis.   For more information about Dr. Kimsey, please see the links below: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/29800 http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/News/Robert_Kimsey_The_Fly_Man_of_Alcatraz_Researches_Annoying_Flies_on_The_Rock/ http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/Faculty/Robert_B_Kimsey/ A list of his publications is available on the Entomology SharePoint site, under the Ent Club Graduate Students tab.  E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture Events will be on March 12 & 13.  This year’s speaker will be Dr. H. Frederik Nijhou.  His first presentation will be on March 12 at 12:10 PM in FSHN 354 and is titled: The Developmental Physiology of Body Size: Studies with Manduca sexta. On March 13 he will be speaking at 4:10-5:00 PM in CUE 203.  A reception will follow at 5:30-8:30 PM in CUE 518.  His presentation is titled:  The Biology of Butterfly Color Patterns. Dr. H. Frederik Nijhout obtained his B.S. in Biology at Notre Dame where he investigated aspects of mating behavior associated with reproductive isolation in several Aedes species under the mentorship of Dr. George B. Craig, Jr. He earned the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Biology at Harvard University. Thereafter, he was a post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Zoology at the University of Washington and a Staff Fellow in the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. In 1977, he joined the faculty at Duke University as Assistant Professor of Zoology and was appointed to Professor in 1987. Nijhout is internationally recognized for his research on elucidating the regulatory processes involved in postembryonic development in a wide range of insect species. His interests include the role of hormones in controlling alternate developmental pathways, regulation of body size, the evolution of wing patterns in butterflies, and the genetics and evolution of complex traits. Nijhout has received several awards and honors including election to Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a recipient of the Founders’ Memorial Award by the Entomological Society of America. For more information about Dr. Nijhout go to: http://biology.duke.edu/nijhout/[/textblock][/column][/row][/section]

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Deadline for Grad Student Research Funding Individual and groups of graduate students are invited to apply for seed money from the Natural Resource Conservation Endowment Fund to support their research and projects. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, April 25. The privately endowed Washington State University fund supports efforts related to, but not limited to, energy, small-scale agricultural concepts, community education, wildlife conservation and/or recovery, related psychological and sociological studies, domestic and international studies and other projects related to conservation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources, including biotic and abiotic ecological components.  Interdisciplinary and collaborative proposals in such areas as education, psychology, sociology, environmental engineering, sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences are encouraged. The work should be oriented toward practical application of theory rather than strictly theory-oriented research in order to provide public uses or participants with a maximum opportunity to benefit. For more information and application guidelines, contact Nancy Shrope, nshrope@wsu.edu, or Pam Kelley, pjkelley@wsu.edu, in the Office of Grant and Research Development. ANNOUNCEMENTS: EGSA Invited Speaker seminar is on February 12, 2014, 7:00 PM, at the CUB Auditorium.  This year’s speaker is Dr. Robert Kimsey, (AKA The Fly Man of Alcatraz)Entomology Dept., UC-Davis.   For more information about Dr. Kimsey, please see the links below: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/29800 http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/News/Robert_Kimsey_The_Fly_Man_of_Alcatraz_Researches_Annoying_Flies_on_The_Rock/ http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/Faculty/Robert_B_Kimsey/ A list of his publications is available on the Entomology SharePoint site, under the Ent Club Graduate Students tab. E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture Events will be on March 12 & 13.  This year’s speaker will be Dr. H. Frederik Nijhou.  His first presentation will be on March 12 at 12:10 PM in FSHN 354 and is titled: The Developmental Physiology of Body Size: Studies with Manduca sexta. On March 13 he will be speaking at 4:10-5:00 PM in CUE 203.  A reception will follow at 5:30-8:30 PM in CUE 518.  His presentation is titled:  The Biology of Butterfly Color Patterns. Dr. H. Frederik Nijhout obtained his B.S. in Biology at Notre Dame where he investigated aspects of mating behavior associated with reproductive isolation in several Aedes species under the mentorship of Dr. George B. Craig, Jr. He earned the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Biology at Harvard University. Thereafter, he was a post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Zoology at the University of Washington and a Staff Fellow in the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. In 1977, he joined the faculty at Duke University as Assistant Professor of Zoology and was appointed to Professor in 1987. Nijhout is internationally recognized for his research on elucidating the regulatory processes involved in postembryonic development in a wide range of insect species. His interests include the role of hormones in controlling alternate developmental pathways, regulation of body size, the evolution of wing patterns in butterflies, and the genetics and evolution of complex traits. Nijhout has received several awards and honors including election to Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a recipient of the Founders’ Memorial Award by the Entomological Society of America. For more information about Dr. Nijhout go to: http://biology.duke.edu/nijhout/

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. 1.       Schlinger Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow-Entomology, Calif. Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA
  2. 2.       Postdoctoral Researcher, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC
  3. 3.       Department Head of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant Pathology, Mississippi St., MS
  4. 4.       Associate Director North Dakota Ag Exp Station, Fargo, ND
  5. 5.       Sr. Program Officer, Vector Control-Malaria Job, Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA

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Events - Save theSE Date(s): Entomology Dept Faculty Meeting on February 21, 2014, at 11:00-12:00 in FSHN 164.  WECN Dial# is 5709956. 2014 Wiley Research Expo Friday, February 21, 2014.  For more info go to:  http://studentinvolvement.orgsync.com/org/gpsa/home Academic Showcase abstracts accepted through Jan. 28 Showcase will be Friday, March 28, on the Pullman campus. EGSA Invited Speaker seminar is on February 12, 2014 at the CUB Auditorium.  This year’s speaker is Dr. Robert Kimsey, Entomology Dept., UC-Davis.   See the Entomology Webpage and SharePoint sites for more details.  The WSU Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) invites you to present your research or scholarship at the 2014 Dr. William R. Wiley Research Exposition (Wiley Research Exposition) on February 21, 2014. The Wiley Research Exposition provides WSU students the opportunity to present their research or scholarship among their peers, faculty and the WSU community in an academic conference-like atmosphere. All students currently enrolled on any of the Washington State University campuses are eligible to present at the Wiley Research Exposition; however only graduate and professional students are eligible to compete for awards. Presentations can be formatted as oral or poster presentations. Graduate and professional students competing for awards will be judged by WSU alumni and emeritus faculty.  Scholarship awards will be given for first and second place in each category. Students may submit one oral presentation and one poster presentation; however, the two presentations must each address different research questions. Students presenting in both formats have a chance to win multiple awards! To be a part of this exciting experience, Oral Presentation Awards: First Place: $1,000                     Second Place: $500 Poster Presentation Awards: First Place: $800                      Second Place: $400 Competition Categories:  1. Medical & Life Sciences     2. Engineering & Physical Sciences   3. Agricultural & Natural Sciences     4. Social Sciences      5. Liberal Arts & Humanities     6. Visual Arts & Design    7. Administrative & Info Sciences For more info go to:  http://studentinvolvement.orgsync.com/org/gpsa/home   E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture Events will be on March 12 & 13.  This year’s speaker will be Dr. H. Frederik Nijhou.  His first presentation will be on March 12 at 12:10 PM in FSHN 354 and is titled: The Developmental Physiology of Body Size: Studies with Manduca sexta. On March 13 he will be speaking at 4:10-5:00 PM in CUE 203.  A reception will follow at 5:30-8:30 PM in CUE 518.  His presentation is titled:  The Biology of Butterfly Color Patterns.   PBESA meeting (April 6-9, 2014) deadlines: 
  1. 1.       Call for Papers/Posters Due date February 1, 2014 for early registration rates.
  2. 2.       Call for Award Nominations Submission packets should be sent to Larry Godfrey at ldgodfrey@ucdavis.eduby February 15th, 2014.
  3. 3.       Online Meeting Registration Early-bird registration due by February 15, 2014
  4. 4.       Hotel registrations are due March 17, 2014 for the special rate.
EMPLOYMENTSee attachments for details on these positions.  
  1. 1.        Assistant Professor, Insect Ecology & Row Crops Pest Mgt., Auburn Univ, Auburn, AL
  2. 2.        Assistant Professor, Medical Entomology, Auburn Univ., Auburn, AL
  3. 3.        Entomologist, Wyle Science, Dayton, OH
  4. 4.        Post-Doc in Population Ecology & Biological Control, Univ Mass, Amherst, MA
  5. 5.        Post-Doc in Entomology with Hort & Agronomic Crops, Univ Forida, Belle Glade, FL
 
  1. 1.        Research Technologist, Penn State-Univ. Park Campus,
  2. 2.        Post Doc, Biological Control of Weeds, USDA/ARS, Davie, FL
  3. 3.        US Air Force Entomologist, Del City, OK
  4. 4.        Pos Doc Scholar, Oregon State University, Hermiston, OR
  5. 5.        Entomologist, US Army Medical Corps, various locations
 
  1. 1.        Assistant/Associate Professor Entomology, Ecology & Mgt of Invasive Species, Louisiana St. Univ, Baton Rouge
  2. 2.        Forest Entomologist, USDA, La Grande, OR
  3. 3.        Entomologist I or II, Audubon Nature Institute Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, New Orleans, LA
  4. 4.        Assistant Prof. of Biology (Invertebrate), Morningside College, Sioux City, IA 
 
  1. 1.        Department Head - Crop and Soil Science Department, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR
  2. 2.        Assistant Professor in Entomology - Oklahoma State Univ, Stillwater, OK
  3. 3.        Assistant Extension Educator - Nursery Integrated Pest Management, Univ of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  4. 4.        Entomologist/Biologist, US-EPA, Arlington, VA
  5. 5.        Assistant Professor (Applied Entomology), Univ. of Hawaii-Hilo
 
  1. 6.        Schlinger Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow-Entomology, Calif. Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA
  2. 7.        Postdoctoral Researcher, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC
  3. 8.        Department Head of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant Pathology, Mississippi St., MS
  4. 9.        Associate Director North Dakota Ag Exp Station, Fargo, ND
  5. 10.     Sr. Program Officer, Vector Control-Malaria Job, Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
PBESA meeting (April 6-9, 2014) deadlines: 
  1. 5.        Call for Papers/Posters Due date February 1, 2014 for early registration rates.
  2. 6.        Call for Award Nominations Submission packets should be sent to Larry Godfrey at ldgodfrey@ucdavis.eduby February 15th, 2014.
  3. 7.        Online Meeting Registration Early-bird registration due by February 15, 2014
  4. 8.        Hotel registrations are due March 17, 2014 for the special rate.
Meeting website for forms and more details is: http://www.entsoc.org/Pacific/2014-esa-pacific-branch-annual-meeting This year’s GPSA Wiley Expo keynote speaker on February 21, 2014, isDr. Arvind Singhal  from the University of Texas at El Paso and the Clinton School of Public Service. His keynote speech is titled: The Value of Research in Society: Lessons from the Field.  For more info go to: http://studentinvolvement.orgsync.com/org/gpsa/Services_Wiley 2014 Wiley Research Expo Friday, February 21, 2014.  Academic Showcase abstracts accepted through Jan. 28 PULLMAN, Wash. – Abstracts will be accepted through Tuesday, Jan. 28, for the 2014 Academic Showcase. It is part of the annual Showcase celebration of original scholarship, research and creative expression by members of the WSU community. Showcase will be Friday, March 28, on the Pullman campus. Deadline for Grad Student Research Funding Individual and groups of graduate students are invited to apply for seed money from the Natural Resource Conservation Endowment Fund to support their research and projects. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, April 25. The privately endowed Washington State University fund supports efforts related to, but not limited to, energy, small-scale agricultural concepts, community education, wildlife conservation and/or recovery, related psychological and sociological studies, domestic and international studies and other projects related to conservation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources, including biotic and abiotic ecological components.  Interdisciplinary and collaborative proposals in such areas as education, psychology, sociology, environmental engineering, sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences are encouraged. The work should be oriented toward practical application of theory rather than strictly theory-oriented research in order to provide public uses or participants with a maximum opportunity to benefit. For more information and application guidelines, contact Nancy Shrope, nshrope@wsu.edu, or Pam Kelley, pjkelley@wsu.edu, in the Office of Grant and Research Development. EGSA Invited Speaker seminar is on February 12, 2014, 7:00 PM, at the CUB Auditorium.  This year’s speaker is Dr. Robert Kimsey, (AKA The Fly Man of Alcatraz)Entomology Dept., UC-Davis.   For more information about Dr. Kimsey, please see the links below: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/29800 http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/News/Robert_Kimsey_The_Fly_Man_of_Alcatraz_Researches_Annoying_Flies_on_The_Rock/ http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/Faculty/Robert_B_Kimsey/ A list of his publications is available on the Entomology SharePoint site, under the Ent Club Graduate Students tab.  E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture Events will be on March 12 & 13.  This year’s speaker will be Dr. H. Frederik Nijhou.  His first presentation will be on March 12 at 12:10 PM in FSHN 354 and is titled: The Developmental Physiology of Body Size: Studies with Manduca sexta. On March 13 he will be speaking at 4:10-5:00 PM in CUE 203.  A reception will follow at 5:30-8:30 PM in CUE 518.  His presentation is titled:  The Biology of Butterfly Color Patterns. Dr. H. Frederik Nijhout obtained his B.S. in Biology at Notre Dame where he investigated aspects of mating behavior associated with reproductive isolation in several Aedes species under the mentorship of Dr. George B. Craig, Jr. He earned the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Biology at Harvard University. Thereafter, he was a post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Zoology at the University of Washington and a Staff Fellow in the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. In 1977, he joined the faculty at Duke University as Assistant Professor of Zoology and was appointed to Professor in 1987. Nijhout is internationally recognized for his research on elucidating the regulatory processes involved in postembryonic development in a wide range of insect species. His interests include the role of hormones in controlling alternate developmental pathways, regulation of body size, the evolution of wing patterns in butterflies, and the genetics and evolution of complex traits. Nijhout has received several awards and honors including election to Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a recipient of the Founders’ Memorial Award by the Entomological Society of America. For more information about Dr. Nijhout go to: http://biology.duke.edu/nijhout/[/textblock][/column][/row][/section]

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