2015 Newsletter Archive

December 14, 2015

WSU will be closed December 24 & 25, 2015 for the Christmas Holiday and December 28-31 except for essential operations.   ANNOUNCEMENTS: Final Grades are due by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. Congratulations to Alix Whitener who was elected as the Vice Chair of the Student Affairs Committee for the Entomological Society of America. This is a 2-year position with 1 year as Co-Chair and 1 year as Chair Joseph Schwarz’s final MS-NT exam is scheduled for January 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM.  The AMS dial # is: 5703294 Central Receiving and Delivery will be open during the holiday closure week.  Staff will be available to process inbound and outbound freight.  If your department will be open during the week to accept packages, please them know.  You may contact Kathy Cuellar at 335-4153 or Brady Allen at 335-4529.  Thank you. Betsy Beers was interviewed for a Good Fruit Grower article (December 2015, pg. 60-63) titled Stinkbug Continues its Spread.  Katie Buckley was in one of the photos that accompanied the article The call for abstracts to Faculty, Staff, Graduate and Undergraduate Students for the WSU Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Exhibition (formerly known as Wiley Expo) has gone outAbstracts of up to 250 words are due no later than 5:00 PM, Monday, January 25, 2016. The 2016 Showcase will be on Friday, March 25th. For more info go to:  https://showcase.wsu.edu/ and click on the left sidebar. New Travel Grant The Office of Economic Development just announced a new travel grant opportunity from Alaska Airlines that will be available to faculty and students for the next three years. Applications are now open through January 15 for the first round of travel awards. Awards will go to faculty or students conducting research activities related to food, energy and water, aerospace, biofuels, and the built environment. Grant awardees can use the miles to attend external conferences, industry events or presentations; or to bring an expert to campus for lectures or events. Office of the President and Office of the Provost Food Drive Please partner with us in a food drive to benefit the Pullman and Moscow communities this holiday season. What: Canned Goods & Non-Perishable Items   When: Until Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Where: Offices of the President or Provost (French Administration Bldg. 422 or 436) President and Mrs. Bernardo, Provost Erica Austin, and Provost Ron Mittelhammer will match each donation pound for pound!   If you have any questions, please kindly contact Ginger Druffel (509-335-4200) or Kristina Peterson-Wilson (509-335-5581). Just a reminder: Both Tegrity and Angel are going off-line at the end of this month. The Tegrity lecture-capture system has been replaced by Panopto.

  • For more Panopto information, please go to the Panopto webpage.
  • To request that Tegrity content be migrated to Panopto, notify WSU Academic Outreach and Innovation at migrationhelp@wsu.edu by Dec. 18.
  • For a schedule of Panopto workshops, visit the WSU AOI Ed Tech Tools training page.
The Angel learning management system is being replaced by Blackboard Learn. Nearly all faculty members have already made the switch. Quarterly lobbying reports must be filed online by January 15, 2016, covering WSU employee activities between October 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015. For your convenience, you can report your lobbying activities through an online submission form found at governmentrelations.wsu.edu/Lobbying.html. The reports will be reviewed and forwarded to the state Public Disclosure Commission and proper federal agencies. Note that you do not need to file a ‘no activity’ report online if you did not lobby this quarter. Not every meeting, event, and interaction you have with elected officials is considered lobbying. Visit our lobbying page for points of clarification on what you should and should not necessarily report. In the future, to help you facilitate interaction with elected officials, it is best that WSU employees consult with Government Relations staff in advance of any lobbying activity to ensure that we send a coordinated message from our institution. Meetings of this nature can be multi-layered and touch many parts of the WSU community; therefore communicating with Government Relations can provide for a more organized legislative outcome. Additionally, Annie and Michele on our Government Relations staff are available to help you determine appropriate and legal ways to communicate with public officials and external stakeholders on political issues: Federal Relations Michele McCarver 509-335-5756 and State Relations Annie Manning 360-534-2332 The new Entomology Apparel has arrived.  We have a nice range of styles, sizes, colors and pricing.  See the attachment for what the items look like.  Polos - $24 ea. o   Polo Men's in Red o   Polo Women's in White
  • Jackets – $65 ea.
o   Red Jacket o   Women's in White
  • Vests – $43 ea. 
o   Vest Men's o   Vest Ladies
  • Field Shirts – $81 ea.
o   Men’s Fossil o   Women’s Fossil
  • Dress Shirts – $45 ea.
o   Black Dress Shirts Men’s o   Black Dress Shirts Women’s   EMPLOYMENT: Staff Entomologist/Staff Scientist, NMPA, Fairfax, VA Post Doc Research Associate, Dept of Entomology, Univ of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN Dept. Head and Professor, Dept of Entomology, Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN Life Scientist/Entomologist/Plant Pathologist, EPA, Philadelphia, PA Research Entomologist/Research Biologist, USDA/ARS, Hilo, HI Life Scientist/Entomologist/Plant Pathologist, EPA, Philadelphia, PA
  1. Assistant Professor-Insect Pollination & Apiculture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  2. Extension Educator Urban Entomologist, Univ. of Nebraska, Ithaca, NE
  3. Senior Scientist-Applied Entomologist, Plant & Food Res, Auckland, New Zealand
  4. Post Doc, Mid-Columbia Research & Extension Ctr, Hood River, OR
  5. Asst. Research Scientist, Texas A&M, College Station/Bryan, TX
  6. Extension Educator – Urban Entomologist, Univ. of Nebraska, Lancaster, NE
  7. Director, West. IPM Center Coordinator, UC-Davis, Davis CA
  IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: Students: Be sure to check out the WSU Grad School Scholarship page for a list of scholarships.  Most have a submittal date of Dec 15, 2015.  The link is:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/#Richard March 1, 2016 will be the deadline for our 2016 Research scholarship applications: “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions. ESA Pacific Branch meetings are April 3-6, 2016 in Honolulu, HI at the Pacific Beach Hotel. 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL. Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/ Scholarships and Awards: Remember, March 1 will be the deadline for our 2016 Research scholarship applications: “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions.   These two awards will be respectively supported by the Robert and Mary Lou Harwood and Howard and Hermina Hargarth scholarship endowments.  The "Student of the Year" award will be given in recognition of the student’s academic achievements and scholarly service contributions. The “Paper of the Year" be awarded in recognition an exceptional manuscript with a student as lead author. For consideration of the Paper of the Year award, the paper must be accepted for publication or has appeared in print over the 12 months preceding the March 30 application deadline. Application for this award includes an additional requirement:  A copy of the manuscript, along with a copy of the letter (email) from the journal indicating the paper has been accepted for publication.  There will also be two graduate fellowship research awards from the Errett Deck Fellowship.  These fellowships will support expansion of a student's research project. Research scholarship applications will have the below three components: 1)       A 500 word (or less) essay from the student concisely explaining why they deserve the award. For Travel Award consideration, you might describe the significance of your presentation (is it an invited talk? is this a major national meeting? have you recently submitted or published particularly significant findings?).  Are there specific plans to build ties with possible postdoc advisors or other collaborators, etc.?  Travel awards can also be used to meet with collaborators outside of a national meeting; the need for this form of travel award funding should be justified.  For Research Award consideration, In the case of the Deck research fellowship, the student should describe specifically what component the funds will add to their research program. In the case of the Hargarth "Paper of the Year" award, the student should provide a narrative of why the work is an important contribution to the literature. 2)       The student's updated CV. 3)       A 250 word (or less) memo from the major advisor describing why they feel their student is deserving of the award. Your applications must be emailed to Adam (adam.williams@wsu.edu) before the above stated deadlines. Vince H, Rich, and Paul The Student Awards Committee  

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December 7, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The next Entomology Faculty Meeting will be next Friday, Dec. 18th at 11:00 AM-12:00 PM.  The AMS dial # is 5703257. Congratulations to Carmen Castillo-Carrillo passed her PhD exam today, Dec. 11th.  Her advisor was Bill Snyder.  Carmen will be going back to Ecuador to resume her position in January 2016. Rich Zack was featured in a December 8th WSU News article.  The article is titled Among Xmas lights and Garland…bugs? To read the article go to https://news.wsu.edu/2015/12/08/among-xmas-lights-and-garland-bugs/#.VmdhxEorKUk. Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • John Stark, et al., is the recipient of a $1800 grant from Boeing (12/4/15)
  • Doug Walsh is the recipient of a $72,000 grant from USDA/ARS/UC - Davis (12/7/2015)
  Former Student Todd Murray (PhD 1996) has returned to Pullman to fill the SE area Extension ANR position recently vacated by Randy Baldree.  Before returning to Pullman he was the Skamania County Extension Director in Stevenson, WA. Plan to join us for our Annual Holiday Party in December with a white elephant gift exchange, at noon on December 18th.  RSVP at Dory’s desk in FSHN 166.  Dory and Jane will make soups but we need help with rolls, desserts and a couple of salads. Office of the President and Office of the Provost Food Drive Please partner with us in a food drive to benefit the Pullman and Moscow communities this holiday season. What: Canned Goods & Non-Perishable Items   When: Until Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Where: Offices of the President or Provost (French Administration Bldg. 422 or 436) President and Mrs. Bernardo, Provost Erica Austin, and Provost Ron Mittelhammer will match each donation pound for pound!   If you have any questions, please kindly contact Ginger Druffel (509-335-4200) or Kristina Peterson-Wilson (509-335-5581). December Holiday Reduced Operations: December Holiday Reduced Operations will be Thursday, December 24, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016. The period includes three university holidays (December 24, December 25, and January 1). Most university operations and services will be unavailable during this time. Faculty will retain access to their individual offices and labs during the December Holiday Reduced Operations; however, the thermostats may be turned down in buildings that are otherwise closed. Facilities Services operations staff will not be available to unlock buildings. Department employees will need to make arrangements with their departmental key coordinators to have keys available or use card swipe access where appropriate. The Graduate School has created a searchable FAQ page for students, which is up and running here: https://gradschool.wsu.edu/faqs/ Mailing Services would like to remind WSU employees that the delivery of personal mail to your WSU business address is prohibited, as stated in the university’s Business Policies and Procedures Manual 80.20.  Please do not have your holiday packages shipped to your university address.   WSU employees are also prohibited from mailing personal mail in the campus mail system. Please take your personal mail to a U.S. Post Office or Cougar Express Mail in the CUB. The new Entomology Apparel has arrived.  We have a nice range of styles, sizes, colors and pricing.  See the attachment for what the items look like.  Polos - $24 ea. EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Assistant Professor-Insect Pollination & Apiculture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  2. Extension Educator Urban Entomologist, Univ. of Nebraska, Ithaca, NE
  3. Senior Scientist-Applied Entomologist, Plant & Food Res, Auckland, New Zealand
  4. Post Doc, Mid-Columbia Research & Extension Ctr, Hood River, OR
  5. Asst. Research Scientist, Texas A&M, College Station/Bryan, TX
  6. Extension Educator – Urban Entomologist, Univ. of Nebraska, Lancaster, NE
  7. Director, West. IPM Center Coordinator, UC-Davis, Davis CA
IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: Students: Be sure to check out the WSU Grad School Scholarship page for a list of scholarships.  Most have a submittal date of Dec 15, 2015.  The link is:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/#Richard WSU will be closed December 24 & 25, 2015 for the Christmas Holiday and December 28-31 except for essential operations. Final Grades are due by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. WSU will be closed December 24 & 25, 2015 for the Christmas Holiday and December 28-31 except for essential operations. March 1, 2016 will be the deadline for our 2016 Research scholarship applications: “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions. ESA Pacific Branch meetings are April 3-6, 2016 in Honolulu, HI at the Pacific Beach Hotel. 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL. Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/   Scholarships and Awards: Remember, March 1 will be the deadline for our 2016 Research scholarship applications: “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions.   These two awards will be respectively supported by the Robert and Mary Lou Harwood and Howard and Hermina Hargarth scholarship endowments.  The "Student of the Year" award will be given in recognition of the student’s academic achievements and scholarly service contributions. The “Paper of the Year" be awarded in recognition an exceptional manuscript with a student as lead author. For consideration of the Paper of the Year award, the paper must be accepted for publication or has appeared in print over the 12 months preceding the March 30 application deadline. Application for this award includes an additional requirement:  A copy of the manuscript, along with a copy of the letter (email) from the journal indicating the paper has been accepted for publication.  There will also be two graduate fellowship research awards from the Errett Deck Fellowship.  These fellowships will support expansion of a student's research project. Research scholarship applications will have the below three components:
  1. A 500 word (or less) essay from the student concisely explaining why they deserve the award. For Travel Award consideration, you might describe the significance of your presentation (is it an invited talk? is this a major national meeting? have you recently submitted or published particularly significant findings?).  Are there specific plans to build ties with possible postdoc advisors or other collaborators, etc.?  Travel awards can also be used to meet with collaborators outside of a national meeting; the need for this form of travel award funding should be justified.  For Research Award consideration, In the case of the Deck research fellowship, the student should describe specifically what component the funds will add to their research program. In the case of the Hargarth "Paper of the Year" award, the student should provide a narrative of why the work is an important contribution to the literature.
  2. The student's updated CV.
  3. A 250 word (or less) memo from the major advisor describing why they feel their student is deserving of the award.
Your applications must be emailed to Adam (adam.williams@wsu.edu) before the above stated deadlines. Vince H, Rich, and Paul The Student Awards Committee

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November 23, 2015

Our final Fall Colloquium will be next Wednesday, Dec 9that 12:10 PM in FSHN 354.  Our presenter is John E. Banks.  The title of his presentation is:  Population Models for the Protection of Ecosystem Services.  Currently Dr. Banks is the Director of Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center at California St. Univ-Monterey Bay. Previously Dr. Banks served as Director of the Office of International Programs and as a professor of Environmental Sciences at Univ. of Washington-Tacoma.  For more info on Dr. Banks go to:  https://sites.google.com/a/csumb.edu/john-e-banks-ph-d/home.   The AMS dial # is: 5709215.   Carmen Castillo-Carrillo has scheduled her PhD seminar at 9:00 AM on December 11th in FSHN 104A (Food Sci Conference Room) and defense will follow thereafter in FSHN 164 (Entomology Conference Room). Congratulations to Conor O’Leary who successfully passed his MS-Non Thesis exam on Nov. 20th.  He is advised by Vince Jones. Congratulations to Janet Lane who successfully passed her MS final exam on Nov. 23rd.  She is advised by John Stark. Kudos to Alix Whitener who took 2nd place for Graduate Student 10 Minute Presentation (Chemical Ecology), and to Adekunle Adesanya who took 2nd place the Graduate Poster Competition (Nursery & Specialty Crops), at the recent ESA meeting held in Minneapolis. Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Betsy Beers is the recipient of a $6,000 grant from Bayer (11/24/2015)
  • Jay Brunner are the recipient of a $8,000  grant from DuPont (11/5/2015)
  • Elizabeth Culbert & Vince Jones are the recipients of a $96,000 grant from Univ CA/USDA-NIFA (11/19/2015)
  Food Pantry for Students: Some of you may already know about the Office for Access Equity and Achievement’s Food Pantry that is available to all students but I wanted to pass out more info about it.  The Food Pantry is Located in Lighty Student Services 260 and it is open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.  From experience working with students, they typically tend to run out of money at around these times and might need some help making ends meet.  Please let your students know that this resource is available to them.  They just need to show up and ask for it.  They will be taken to the room and they can grab what they need. The pantry is currently well stocked with a variety of ready-to-eat meals, soups, hygiene products, vegetables and many more. Ray Acuna-Luna, Access Equity and Achievement, ray.acuna@wsu.edu, 509.335.7649. Xmas PartyPlan to attend the CAHNRS Holiday Party on Thursday, December 10th at 4-6:00 PM at the Ensminger Pavilion.  In conjunction with this event we will be collecting canned food and other perishables for a local food bank.  We have a box in the Entomology Office for your donations to the food drive.      Office of the President and Office of the Provost Food Drive Please partner with us in a food drive to benefit the Pullman and Moscow communities this holiday season. What: Canned Goods & Non-Perishable Items   When: Until Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Where: Offices of the President or Provost (French Administration Bldg. 422 or 436) President and Mrs. Bernardo, Provost Erica Austin, and Provost Ron Mittelhammer will match each donation pound for pound!   If you have any questions, please kindly contact Ginger Druffel (509-335-4200) or Kristina Peterson-Wilson (509-335-5581). This is a reminder that nominations for Graduate School Awards/Scholarships are due to the Academic Programs Office by Thursday, December 10. The deadline is intended to give Dr. Kidwell enough time to review the nominations and determine which nominees to move forward to the Graduate School. Full descriptions and eligibility requirements for each award are provided here:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/. Please send nominations to acellis@wsu.edu. Allan Felsot was featured in a Capital Press article on Nov. 13th.  The title of the article is: Glyphosate no cancer threat, scientist argues.  A copy of the article is attached. ABD applications are due to the Graduate School prior to the semester your student is seeking an ABD waiver. With the December Holiday Reduced Operations, the Graduate School will be closed from Monday, December 28th through Friday, January 1st.  Due to this closure, your applications will need to be in our office by no later than Wednesday, December 23rd. Student requesting an ABD waiver must have passed their preliminary examination and completed all their graded coursework listed on their Program of Study with the exception of the seminar courses. To be considered a seminar, the WSU catalog must include the word “seminar” in the course title. For those students in need of adjustments to their Program of Study before the ABD request may be considered, please submit the Change of Program form (completed and signed) no later than Wednesday, December 23rd. Please note, ABD applications will not be considered for spring semester if the Graduate School does not have the ABD application and if needed, Change of Program in our office by Wednesday, December 23rd.  Contact Rita Whitcomb (335-5165 rwhitcomb@wsu.edu) at the Grad School if you have questions. Final Grades are due by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. Former student Christian Krupke (PhD 2004) was featured in a PBS NewsHour segment titled Are pesticides to blame for the massive gee die-off? Christian was co-advised by Vince Jones & Jay Brunner.  To see the segment go to:  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/are-pesticides-to-blame-for-the-massive-bee-die-off/ Plan to join us for our Annual Holiday Party in December with a white elephant gift exchange, at noon on December 18th.  RSVP at Dory’s desk in FSHN 166.  Dory and Jane will make soups but we need help with rolls, desserts and a couple of salads. December Holiday Reduced Operations: December Holiday Reduced Operations will be Thursday, December 24, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016. The period includes three university holidays (December 24, December 25, and January 1). Most university operations and services will be unavailable during this time. Faculty will retain access to their individual offices and labs during the December Holiday Reduced Operations; however, the thermostats may be turned down in buildings that are otherwise closed. Facilities Services operations staff will not be available to unlock buildings. Department employees will need to make arrangements with their departmental key coordinators to have keys available or use card swipe access where appropriate. The Graduate School has created a searchable FAQ page for students, which is up and running here: https://gradschool.wsu.edu/faqs/.  This link is accessible in our website navigation under Prospective Students. Also added is a link from our home page and the current student’s page—and it will be included in the automatic email reply when students email us for questions. Another helpful feature for our spring students is the graduate school orientation videos, which are now online here: https://gradschool.wsu.edu/graduate-school-orientation/ U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program will hold its fifth annual Summer Institute on Global Food Security Sunday, June 5- Saturday, June 18, 2016 on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. This two-week learning program is for graduate students who are interested in developing a holistic understanding of the conceptual challenges around global food security with a focus on cross-disciplinary problem solving of real-world development challenges. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of graduate study and be enrolled in a U.S. institution at the time of application. U.S. citizenship is not required. Application Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2016. Applications are available at the program website. For more info go to: http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/food/. A scholarship opportunity:  Turner Pest Control is proud to offer a scholarship award to a deserving student in the U.S. who has been accepted to a university, college or trade school and submits the winning entry in an essay competition. A scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded on June 15, 2016.  The deadline for entry is May 1, 2016. All entrants must submit a 500-word essay on Technology in Local Businesses, describing how advancing technology will change how local businesses, such as pest control companies, run their businesses and provide service to customers. Requirements for applicants
  • Submit a completed scholarship application online by midnight, May 1, 2016.
  • Attach the above-described 500-word essay to your online application.
  • Applicants must be accepted to a community college, four-year college or university, trade school, or two year technical college in the U.S.
For more info and to apply go to:  http://www.turnerpest.com/scholarship/pest-control-scholarship/   IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: CAHNRS Christmas Holiday Party, December 10th in the Ensminger Pavilion from 4-6 PM. WSU will be closed December 24 & 25, 2015 for the Christmas Holiday and December 28-31 except for essential operations. Remember, March 1, 2016 will be the deadline for our 2016 Research scholarship applications: “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions. ESA Pacific Branch meetings are April 3-6, 2016 in Honolulu, HI at the Pacific Beach Hotel. 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL. Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

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November 16, 2015

 ThanksGivingHappy Thanksgiving Everyone   WSU is closed on Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving Day and Nov. 27 for Native American Heritage Day.   ANNOUNCEMENTS: Don’t forget our joint Taco Soup Lunch with Food Science on Monday, Nov 23 at noon in the Food Sci Kitchen.  If you will be attending sign up on the list on Dory’s desk in Entomology or Food Science. Just a reminder that WSU will be closed (except for essential operations only) December 24, 2015-January 1, 2016.  For more info see the attachment. Janet Lane will be doing her final Master’s Exam from Puyallup on November 23, 2015 at 10:30 PM.  Her thesis is titled: Modeling the Climatic suitability of Fopius Arsinans and its Host Fly Bacteroceria Dorsalis.  Janet is advised by John Stark.  The AMS dial # is:  5702746. A copy of Janet’s Thesis is available on the Entomology Sharepoint site. The 108th Apple Cup Football Game is Friday, November 27th at UW in Seattle. Xmas PartyPlan to attend the CAHNRS Holiday Party on Thursday, December 10th at 4-6:00 PM at the Ensminger Pavilion.  In conjunction with this event we will be collecting canned food and other perishables for a local food bank.  We have a box in the office for your donations for the food drive.   Beginning Nov. 19-Nov. 30 upgrading work in FSHN 164 is scheduled to be done. Work will entail Electrical Telecom/Data Alteration, Office Alteration and Painting. This work may cause phone and computer service during this time.  See the attachment for complete details. The New Entomology Apparel has arrived.  We have a nice range of styles, sizes, colors and pricing.  See the attachment for what the items look like.  Polos - $24 ea.

Plan to join us for our Annual Holiday Party in December with a white elephant gift exchange at noon on December 18th Interim President Daniel J. Bernardo, Ph.D. cordially invites you to the Eleventh Annual Employee Recognition Reception on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in the CUB M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom on the Pullman campus. 3:30–5:00 p.m.: Recognition Reception: In 2015, more than 600 WSU staff and faculty achieved a length-of-service milestone. Please join your colleagues in honoring the outstanding contributions of University employees to the WSU community.  4:00 p.m.: Recognition Program:  Employees who achieved length-of-service milestones during 2015 will be recognized during the brief program.  For more information, visit www.employee-recognition.wsu.edu  or call Human Resource Services at 509-335-4521. To RSVP go to: http://employee-recognition.wsu.edu/emprecog/los/rsvp.aspx   IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: Eleventh Annual Employee Recognition Reception on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in the CUB M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom on the Pullman campus. CAHNRS Christmas Holiday Party, December 10th in the Ensminger Pavilion from 4-6 PM. Students: Be sure to check out the WSU Grad School Scholarship page for a list of scholarships.  Most have a submittal date of Dec 15, 2015.  The link is:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/#Richard WSU will be closed December 24 & 25, 2015 for the Christmas Holiday and will be closed December 28-31 except for essential operations. The 108th Apple Cup Football Game is Friday, November 27th at UW in Seattle. Remember, March 1, 2016 will be the deadline for our 2016 Research scholarship applications: “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions. ESA Pacific Branch meetings are April 3-6, 2016 in Honolulu, HI at the Pacific Beach Hotel. 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL. Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/  

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November 9, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Janet Lane will be doing her final Master’s Exam from Puyallup on November 23, 2015 at 10:30 PM.  Her thesis is titled: Modeling the Climatic suitability of Fopius Arsinans and its Host Fly Bacteroceria Dorsalis.  Janet is advised by John Stark.  The AMS dial # is:  5702746. A copy of Janet’s Thesis is available on the Entomology Sharepoint site. Conor O’Leary will be doing his final Master’s Non-Thesis final exam from Wenatchee on November 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM.  A copy of his paper will be available soon.  Conor is advised by Vince Jones. His exam will be available on AMS and the dial # is:  5702480. Beginning Nov. 19-Nov. 30 upgrading work in FSHN 164 is scheduled to be done. Work will entail Electrical Telecom/Data Alteration, Office Alteration and Painting. This work may cause phone and computer service during this time.  See the attachment for complete details. The week of Nov. 16-20th the GPSA is collecting hygiene items for Family Promise of the Palouse.   Items needed include: shampoo, conditioner, razors, shaving cream, lotion, tooth paste & brushes, dental floss, body wash, towels and Q-tips.  Natalie Boyle is the contact person for this effort.  Family Promise of the Palouse is an organization that provides housing to families who would otherwise be homeless.  They also help them with learning life and employment skills. We have a drop off box in the office for donations.  For more info on FPP go to: http://familypromisepalouse.org/ or  https://www.facebook.com/familypromisepalouse/. Friday, November 20, 2015 at 11:59pm is the last day undergraduate and professional students may withdraw (drop with penalty) from a class (Academic Regulation 68).  In myWSU, a withdrawal is called “drop with penalty”.  A withdrawal will be marked as a W on the transcript. The new Entomology Apparel has arrived.  We have a nice range of styles, sizes, colors and pricing.  See the attachment for what the items look like. 

Plan to join us for our Annual Holiday Party in December with a white elephant gift exchange, details to be announced. Interim President Daniel J. Bernardo, Ph.D. cordially invites you to the Eleventh Annual Employee Recognition Reception on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in the CUB M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom on the Pullman campus. 3:30–5:00 p.m.: Recognition Reception: In 2015, more than 600 WSU staff and faculty achieved a length-of-service milestone. Please join your colleagues in honoring the outstanding contributions of University employees to the WSU community.  4:00 p.m.: Recognition Program:  Employees who achieved length-of-service milestones during 2015 will be recognized during the brief program.  For more information, visit www.employee-recognition.wsu.edu  or call Human Resource Services at 509-335-4521. To RSVP go to: http://employee-recognition.wsu.edu/emprecog/los/rsvp.aspx INTERDIS 590: Preparation for College Teaching is being offered this coming spring semester.  This course is designed for graduate students who will be teaching assistants and/or exploring careers that involve teaching at the college level. Experiences, perspectives, and best practices of college teachers from multiple disciplines will be presented. All graduate students are invited to participate in this course. See the attachment for complete details. The Graduate School has announced the 6th Annual Global Case Competition.  This competition brings student’s together to develop innovative interdisciplinary solutions to complex global issues facing each of us in today’s world.  Registration opens Feburary 1, 2016.  Teams of 4 to 6 students work together under a strict timeline to develop an innovative solution to the selected case. Judging the solution occurs in 2 stages. Teams present their solutions in a 2-page written solution. Expert judges evaluate each solution and the top-5 teams are selected as finalists. Each of the finalist teams presents a solution in a public forum. Judges hear each solution and pose questions to the respective teams before selecting a winner. To learn about GCC visit this webpage:  https://ip.wsu.edu/on-campus/overview-schedule/   IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving Day and Nov. 27 for Native American Heritage Day. ESA Annual Meeting is November 15-18, 2015 in Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN.  Theme is Synergy in Science: Partnering for Solutions. Eleventh Annual Employee Recognition Reception on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in the CUB M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom on the Pullman campus. CAHNRS Christmas Holiday Party, December 10th in the Ensminger Pavilion from 4-6 PM. Students: Be sure to check out the WSU Grad School Scholarship page for a list of scholarships.  Most have a submittal date of Dec 15, 2015.  The link is:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/#Richard WSU will be closed December 24 & 25, 2015 for the Christmas Holiday and will be closed December 28-31 except for essential operations. The 108th Apple Cup Football Game is Friday, November 27th at UW in Seattle. Remember, March 1, 2016 will be the deadline for our 2016 Research scholarship applications: “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions. ESA Pacific Branch meetings are April 3-6, 2016 in Honolulu, HI at the Pacific Beach Hotel. 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL. Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/  

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November 2, 2015

Announcements:

No colloquium presentation as WSU will be closed November 11 for Veteran’s Day. Thank you to all who have served our country in the US Armed Services.  You are invited to attend the next no-host Lunch and Learn on Friday, November 13th at noon.  This week’s subject is understanding and using the Graduate Student health insurance program and learn about the services provided by Health & Wellness Services.  We will meet upstairs in Rm. 354.  Leslie Stamper is our presenter.  The new Entomology Apparel has arrived.  We have a nice range of styles, sizes, colors and pricing.  Click on any of the links below to see what an item looks like and know that our logo will go on the item. 
 
The next Entomology Faculty meeting is planned for next Friday, November 13 at 11-12AMS dial # is 5702631.  Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:
  • Nicole Rafferty & William Snyder who are the recipients of a $23,515 grant from the British Ecol Society (10/9/15)
  • Jeb Owen, William Snyder & Thomas Besser who are the recipients of a $1,994,15 grant from USDA/NIFA/OREI (10/27/15)
  • William Snyder; David Crowder; et al., who are the recipients of a $2,688,111 USDA/NAFA (10/26/15)
For more info go to: http://informer.ogrd.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx CAHNRS Christmas Holiday Party, December 10th in the Ensminger Pavilion from 4-6 PM. The CAHNRS Holiday Party committee is asking if departments (faculty/staff/students) would put together a gift basket for the drawings this year.  Please work with your unit and see if you can come up with donations that we can raffle off at the holiday party.  All donations can be brought to me, by December 3rd, in FSHN 302G.  Please pass this information to your faculty/staff/students in your units. The CAHNRS Office of Research Office is accepting Emerging Research Issues for Washington Agriculture 2015 Grant proposals until November 16th.  A Unified Industry-Based Agriculture Initiative funded by the Washington Legislature provides an internal competitive grants program to address emerging issues facing Washington’s agricultural industries. The program funded $1.7 million dollars of research from 2007-2010; abstracts of the funded proposals are available at http://arc.wsu.edu/info/eri/summaries.html and http://arc.wsu.edu/info/eri/summaries-2013.html. The grants program was structured to provide greater responsiveness to emerging research and outreach needs of state agricultural industries. As one measure of its success, projects related to the funded proposals were successful in attracting over $22 million of external support for related projects, over $11 million of which has been or will be spent in Washington.  Over time the intent still remains to address emerging issues in Washington Agriculture, however, it has become increasingly important to attract federal support for these issues that complements support from commissions.  See attachment for more information. WSU CAHNRS Networking Opportunity Online Industry Networking

Tuesday, November 27, 6-7 p.m. PST

Join WSU alumni and students from the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences for a virtual networking event! This is a great opportunity to connect with Cougs in your professional industry, or your desired industry. The event is free, it's only an hour, and it's fun!  Don't miss this incredible opportunity to connect with other WSU students and alumni in an online speed-networking forum with convenience and ease. During the event you will be paired with multiple participants for several rounds of timed, text-based chats that will allow you to expand your personal and professional networks. Discussion topics can range from career opportunities to restaurant recommendations - the time is yours, so make the most of it! Virtual Networking Provides: -The opportunity to share your experiences -Exchange of career tips -Building of your professional network -The opening to form mutually beneficial relationships -The chance for Cougs to help Cougs Visit the registration page to create your account and to register today! Interim President Daniel J. Bernardo, Ph.D. cordially invites you to the Eleventh Annual Employee Recognition Reception on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in the CUB M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom on the Pullman campus. 3:30–5:00 p.m.: Recognition Reception: In 2015, more than 600 WSU staff and faculty achieved a length-of-service milestone. Please join your colleagues in honoring the outstanding contributions of University employees to the WSU community.  4:00 p.m.: Recognition Program:  Employees who achieved length-of-service milestones during 2015 will be recognized during the brief program.  For more information, visit www.employee-recognition.wsu.edu  or call Human Resource Services at 509-335-4521. To RSVP go to: http://employee-recognition.wsu.edu/emprecog/los/rsvp.aspx   IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:  Nilsa Bosque-Perez wanted to let you all know about this Dissertation Defense seminar at UI that may be of interest to some of you: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF LAND USE CHANGE ON BEE POPULATIONS AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN THE SEASONALLY DRY TROPICS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH, by Sara M. Galbraith, Ph.D. Candidate in Entomology, Monday November 9th 2015 at 8:30 AM PST at UI in Ag Sci 62.
  • Grad Students can begin registering for Spring 2016 classes on November 9th.
  • Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving Day and Nov. 27 for Native American Heritage Day.
  • ESA Annual Meeting is November 15-18, 2015 in Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN.  Theme is Synergy in Science: Partnering for Solutions.
  • Eleventh Annual Employee Recognition Reception on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in the CUB M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom on the Pullman campus.
  • CAHNRS Christmas Holiday Party, December 10th in the Ensminger Pavilion from 4-6 PM.
  • Students: Be sure to check out the WSU Grad School Scholarship page for a list of scholarships.  Most have a submittal date of Dec 15, 2015.  The link is:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/#Richard
  • WSU will be closed December 24 & 25, 2015 for the Christmas Holiday and will be closed December 28-31 except for essential operations.
  • Remember, March 1, 2016 will be the deadline for our 2016 Research scholarship applications: “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions.
  • ESA Pacific Branch meetings are April 3-6, 2016 in Honolulu, HI at the Pacific Beach Hotel.
  • 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL. Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/
 

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October 26, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Don’t forget to turn your clocks back on Nov. 1. Thank you to all who helped with this year’s ENTOM 101 Bug Buffet on Oct 28. Newsletter Jake Asplund, Eli Bloom, Kunle Adesanya, Robbie Zinna, Megan Taylor, Karol Krey, Courtney Grula, Jenny Finitzer, Megan Asche & Emily Wine.  Not pictured are Joseph Taylor, Rachel Olsson, Lizz D’Auria & Adrian Marshall. Grad Students can begin registering for Spring 2016 classes on November 9th. Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Doug Walsh is the recipient of a $16,000 grant from DOW (10/23/2015)
  • William Snyder, David Crowder, et al., are the recipients of a $2,688,111 grant from USDA/NIFA/Specialty Crops (10/6/2015)
  You are cordially invited you to participate in the events and sign up for a time to meet with Allen Moore. Dr. Allen J. Moore is a Distinguished Research Professor & Department Head of the Department of Genetics at the University of Georgia. He will be at WSU November 3-6, 2015. Dr. Moore will be presenting at the Ecolunch in the School of Biological Sciences in Abelson 306 on November 3, at 12:00 pm, the Entomology Colloquium on November 4, at 12:10 pm, and the ADVANCE at WSU luncheon on Thursday, November 5, where he will be discussing supporting success for women in STEM as an administrator. The location for the ADVANCE at WSU luncheon Thursday November 5, 2015 is still to be determined. His schedule is below. Please email me and let me know when you would like to meet with him. Feel free to forward this email to anyone (especially your lab group members) you think might be interested in meeting with Allen. He is an accomplished scientist and an incredible advocate for women and diversity in science, I think you will enjoy meeting with him.  The AMS dial in # for the Entomology Colloquium on Nov. 3 is 5709215Note, Laura Lavine is hosting a reception for him at her home on Thursday, November 5, you are more than welcome to attend and to bring a guest or two. Please just RSVP to Laura Lavine. This special event is hosted by the ADVANCE at WSU PRO-NET speaker program.   As you know Jay Brunner plans to retire December 31st, after 37 years of contributions to WSU.  There is a retirement dinner planned Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the Wenatchee Golf and Country Club.  Tickets are available for $15 per person and space is limited.  RSVP’s need to be received by this Friday by calling 509-663-8181.  For those of you who can’t attend or would like to contribute to his retirement gift please contact me at 335-3590 or stop by Hulbert 423 and I will coordinate it to be sure it is taken to Wenatchee.  Lisa Johnson, 509-335-4561 | janowski@wsu.edu 2016 Open Enrollment Benefit Fairs for PEBB eligible employees  The 2016 Open Enrollment Benefit Fairs for WSU campuses are scheduled for:
  • Pullman: November 3, CUB Junior Ballroom, 9 a.m to 1:30 p.m.
The “For Your Benefit” newsletter and Open Enrollment website will provide locations for other statewide Benefit Fairs. Questions can be directed to HRS Benefit Services at 509.335.4521 or email hrs@wsu.edu The open enrollment period to change your medical and dental plan runs from November 1-30, 2015.  Town Hall Meeting with CAHNRS Administration is on November 4, 2015 at 3-5 PM in FSHN T101 and via AMS to statewide locations. This event is open to all CAHNRS faculty, staff, and students.  The AMS number for all sites to dial for this event is 5702148. If you are attending by phone, please call (509) 335-9445. When prompted, enter the meeting ID 02148. Please mark your calendar to attend. Please join CAHNRS Acting Dean Kim Kidwell and Associate Deans Rich Koenig and Jim Moyer for discussions on:
  • Presidential Search Update
  • CAHNRS Dean Search Update
  • Budget Realities for CAHNRS
  • Budget Re-allocation Process
  • Grand Challenges
  • Business Centers
Come, hear updates on these topics and more, so bring your questions and concerns. Your input is welcome and needed! For the most thorough responses and answers, please submit questions in advance.  To submit a questions go to:  http://townhall.cw.wsu.edu/#gf_1 Open to all CAHNRS faculty, staff, and students. Save the Date for the upcoming Active Shooter Defense Training:  APAC is sponsoring an Active Shooter Defense Training on Friday, November 6, 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. in FSHN T101 (Food Science Health Nutrition Building) on the Pullman campus.  This training is also available via AMS and everyone is invited to attend.  This training is being presented by Lieutenant Larsen from the WSU Police Department. AMS locations: Everett: GWH-105; Spokane: SAC 401A; Vancouver: VECS 125; Tri-Cities: TBA If you would like to attend, but do not see your site listed, please contact the APAC office to request your site be added. The CAHNRS Office of Research Office is accepting Emerging Research Issues for Washington Agriculture 2015 Grant proposals until November 16th.  A Unified Industry-Based Agriculture Initiative funded by the Washington Legislature provides an internal competitive grants program to address emerging issues facing Washington’s agricultural industries. The program funded $1.7 million dollars of research from 2007-2010; abstracts of the funded proposals are available at http://arc.wsu.edu/info/eri/summaries.html and http://arc.wsu.edu/info/eri/summaries-2013.html. The grants program was structured to provide greater responsiveness to emerging research and outreach needs of state agricultural industries. As one measure of its success, projects related to the funded proposals were successful in attracting over $22 million of external support for related projects, over $11 million of which has been or will be spent in Washington.  Over time the intent still remains to address emerging issues in Washington Agriculture, however, it has become increasingly important to attract federal support for these issues that complements support from commissions.  See attachment for more information. Nilsa Bosque-Perez wanted to let you all know about this Dissertation Defense seminar at UI that may be of interest to some of you: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF LAND USE CHANGE ON BEE POPULATIONS AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN THE SEASONALLY DRY TROPICS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH, by Sara M. Galbraith, Ph.D. Candidate in Entomology, Monday November 9th 2015 at 8:30 AM PST at UI in Ag Sci 62. For those of you who use the Vogel Bldg for your labs or meetings:  Please welcome Brian Jackson to the CAHNRS Computing and Web Resources unit. His primary responsibility will be managing the Hulbert labs, Vogel classrooms and AMDT lab. The Spring 2016 schedules are posted from the myWSU Curriculum Management site for the Hulbert labs and VPBS classrooms. Hulbert Labs: http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/academics/lab/hulbert/ VPBS Classrooms: http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/academics/lab/vogel/ Please review the schedules for each room that pertains to classes you have scheduled. Let him know if you see any conflicts, missing classes, or discrepancies. We will continue to monitor the myWSU Curriculum Management page for changes and update the CAHNRS web page schedules through the beginning of the Spring 2016 semester. IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:
  • WSU will be closed Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day.
  • WSU will be closed on Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving Day and Nov. 27 for Native American Heritage Day.
  • ESA Annual Meeting is November 15-18, 2015 in Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN.  Theme is Synergy in Science: Partnering for Solutions.
  • ESA Pacific Branch meetings are April 3-6, 2016 in Honolulu, HI at the Pacific Beach Hotel.
  • CAHNRS Christmas Holiday Party, December 10th in the Ensminger Pavilion from 4-6 PM.
  • Students: Be sure to check out the WSU Grad School Scholarship page for a list of scholarships.  Most have a submittal date of Dec 15, 2015.  The link is:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/#Richard
  • WSU will be closed December 24 & 25, 2015 for the Christmas Holiday and will be closed December 28-31 except for essential operations.
  • Remember, March 1, 2016 will be the deadline for our 2016 Research scholarship applications: “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions.
  • 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL. Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/
 

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October 19, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS State of the University Address “Successes and Next Steps: Positioning for the Future” will be in the CUB Auditorium on Tuesday, October 27th at 3:00 PM. There will be a reception following at 4:00 PM.
Interim President Dan Bernardo will discuss progress on WSU’s strategic initiatives and outline next steps as the university prepares for a new president. The next Entomology Faculty meeting will be on Friday, October 23rd at 11:00 AM.  The AMS dial # is: 5702199

Betsy Beers was mentioned in a WSU News article on October 22, 2015. The article titled: New ’Alien’ Wasp Discovered in Washington State. To read the article go to: https://news.wsu.edu/2015/10/22/new-alien-wasp-discovered-in-washington-state/ This article was picked up and was also in several local newspapers.

Our next Entomology Department Colloquium will be on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The presenter will be Dr. Carmen Blubaugh.  She is a postdoctoral scientist with the Snyder Lab in the WSU Dept of Entomology.  The title of her presentation is “Undercover Predators: Vegetation Mediates Foraging Behavior, Trophic Cascades, and Biological Control by Omnivorous Weed Seed Predators.”  For more info about Dr. Blubaugh go to: https://chroniclevitae.com/people/86261-carmen-blubaugh/profile Colloquium presentations are each Wednesday at noon in FSHN 354 and the AMS dial # is 5709215.  Our next Lunch & Learn will be at noon on Friday October 30thOur presenter will be Hannah Merley with the office of Grant and Research Development aka OGRD.  She will explain the services OGRD offers grad students and faculty.  I am working on getting someone from Student Health to talk to us to explain their services and plan information for grad students and on the services the WSU Libraries offer to students, faculty and staff.  Dates for those to be determined.  Congratulations to Alix Whitener who successfully passed her PhD Preliminary Exam on Tuesday, October 13th.  Alix’s advisor is Betsy Beers. Congratulations to former student Ashfaq Sial (PhD 2010, advised by Jay Brunner) who received a $2 million grant to develop control for blueberry-destroying fly from NIFA.  Ash is on the faculty of at the University of Georgia. We are happy to see the accomplishments our graduates. Congratulations to the following graduate students for receiving the 2015 travel awards!
  • Winners of the “Early Career” Travel Award are:
  • Jennifer Finitzer and Robert Orpet received the H. S. Telford Entomology Scholarship for travel to the joint SSA-CCA-Entomology Society of America Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.
  • Rachel Olsson received the Donald Hastings Entomology Scholarship for travel to the Entomology Society of America Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.
  • Winners of our “Late Career” Travel Awards are:
  • Paul Chisholm who received the Louis W. Getzin Memorial Scholarship for travel to the joint CSA-SSA-Entomology Society of America Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.
  • Alix Whitener received the George Tamaki Scholarship for travel to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp, Sweden.
  • Thank you all for your interest and applications for the 2015-2016 travel scholarships.
  Remember, March 1 will be the deadline for our 2016 Research scholarship applications: “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions.   These two awards will be respectively supported by the Robert and Mary Lou Harwood and Howard and Hermina Hargarth scholarship endowments.  The "Student of the Year" award will be given in recognition of the student’s academic achievements and scholarly service contributions. The “Paper of the Year" be awarded in recognition an exceptional manuscript with a student as lead author. For consideration of the Paper of the Year award, the paper must be accepted for publication or has appeared in print over the 12 months preceding the March 30 application deadline. Application for this award includes an additional requirement:  A copy of the manuscript, along with a copy of the letter (email) from the journal indicating the paper has been accepted for publication.  There will also be two graduate fellowship research awards from the Errett Deck Fellowship.  These fellowships will support expansion of a student's research project. Research scholarship applications will have the below three components:
  1. A 500 word (or less) essay from the student concisely explaining why they deserve the award. For Travel Award consideration, you might describe the significance of your presentation (is it an invited talk? is this a major national meeting? have you recently submitted or published particularly significant findings?).  Are there specific plans to build ties with possible postdoc advisors or other collaborators, etc.?  Travel awards can also be used to meet with collaborators outside of a national meeting; the need for this form of travel award funding should be justified.  For Research Award consideration, In the case of the Deck research fellowship, the student should describe specifically what component the funds will add to their research program. In the case of the Hargarth "Paper of the Year" award, the student should provide a narrative of why the work is an important contribution to the literature.
  2. The student's updated CV.
  3. A 250 word (or less) memo from the major advisor describing why they feel their student is deserving of the award.
Your applications must be emailed to Adam (adam.williams@wsu.edu) before the above stated deadlines. Vince H, Rich, and Paul The Student Awards Committee The WSU Presidential Search Advisory Committee invites your input about the considerations important in selecting the University's next president during a series of statewide community forums that begin next week.  Please share your thoughts about:
  • Opportunities for WSU and our next president
  • Challenges the president may face
  • Ways to measure the president's success
Your feedback will be shared with the committee and others involved in the search process. The WSU Pullman Community Forums are on Wednesday, Oct 21 Faculty                                                          12:10-1:30 p.m.             CUB Auditorium Staff, Palouse-area community         4:10-5:30 p.m.               Todd 133 Students                                                      6:30-7:30 p.m.               Todd 133 For More information and to provide feedback online:  presidentialsearch.wsu.edu To see other locations and dates go to: http://from.wsu.edu/president/search/email-october-12-browser.html We hope you will be able to attend and share your thoughts.  The Presidential Search Advisory Committee   The call for nomination letters for 2015-2016 CAHNRS Advising, Extension, Research, Staff, Teaching, and Team Awards (the deadline is Friday, October 30, 2015).  Administrators, faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to nominate deserving candidates from your department or program in as many categories as possible, but request nominations be limited to one person per award category per department. As always, people must be nominated to have an opportunity to receive these awards.  Acknowledging people for “beyond the call of duty efforts” creates a celebratory moment for deserving awardees. We often spend our time focusing on what we are concerned about or frustrated with in this environment.  The award process creates a rare opportunity for all of us to acknowledge what we value and appreciate about people that work tirelessly to do their best to make a positive contribution on a daily basis.  It also is important to note that winning a college award typically serves as a gateway for people to be competitive for university, regional and national awards.  Please carefully consider making an effort to acknowledge those among us who have made extraordinary efforts to contribute to the CAHNRS experience, because they deserve to be commended for their efforts. Discuss your intention to nominate a candidate with your department chair/director prior to submitting a letter to coordinate the process across your program/department. Details concerning the nomination and selection process are as follows:
  1. To access the official CAHNRS awards webpage where you will find a list of advising, extension, research, staff, teaching, and team awards >> more here.
  2. For more information about these awards and instructions on how to nominate deserving individuals, please click on Advising, Extension, Research, Staff, Teaching and Team Award Nomination Process.
  3. On the award nomination process page, you will find:
  4. Deadline Dates and Activities
  5. Award Eligibility
  6. Specific details and guidelines for each award can be accessed by clicking on the link for that specific award.
  7. A one-page electronic nomination letter is requested that justifies the merit of the nominee and lists worthy accomplishments related to the intentions of the award.
Submit letters to Alanna Ellis (acellis@wsu.edu) by Friday, October 30, 2015 For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Alanna Ellis (509-335-4562, acellis@wsu.edu) in the CAHNRS Academic Programs Office. New Vehicle Accident Reporting Procedures: Washington State’s Office of Risk Management now requires use of their on-line State Employee Vehicle Collision Report Form (SF137). Link to this form is: https://etort.des.wa.gov/incidentreport. Use of this form is effective immediately and paper versions are no longer accepted by the state or WSU Risk Management. Please continue to stock the paper version of the SF137 in your vehicle glove boxes. Drivers can use this form as a template for capturing necessary information, as the automated report requires the same data. Drivers are required to print a PDF copy of the report and provide it to their supervisor. Supervisors will forward a copy to the WSU Office of Risk Management Services via email. The State’s Administrative and Accounting Manual, Chapter 12, Transportation, and WSU Safety Policies and Procedure Manual 7.20, Motor Vehicle Accidents, requires all traffic accidents be reported within 48 hours, regardless of how minor. If you have any questions about these procedures, or the form, please contact:
Pam Merryweather
WSU Office of Risk Management Services (509) 335-3682, pamerrywx@wsu.edu  

EMPLOYMENT:

  1. Asst Professor, Plant Pathology Dept., North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC
  2. Asst Professor, Plant Vector Entomology, Univ. of Florida, Davie, FL
  3. Agricultural Science  Research Tech, USDA/ARS, Stoneville, MS
  4. Assistant/Associate Professor of Invertebrate Zoology, Univ of North Carolina, Pembroke, NC
  5. Asst Prof of Ag Entomology, Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE
IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:
  • Remember to turn your clocks back on Nov. 1.
  •  WSU will be closed Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day and Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving Day and Nov. 27 for Native American Heritage Day.
  • The Bookie Instructor Appreciation Day date is set for October 21st this year.  More details to come.
  • Students: Be sure to check out the WSU Grad School Scholarship page for a list of scholarships.  Most have a submittal date of Dec 15, 2015.  The link is:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/#Richard
  • 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/
  • ESA Annual Meeting is November 15-18, 2015 in Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN. Theme is Synergy in Science: Partnering for Solutions.
  • ESA Pacific Branch meetings are April 3-6, 2016 in Honolulu, HI at the Pacific Beach Hotel.

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October 5, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS OCTOBER 5-9, 2015 ANNOUNCEMENTS: Alix Whitener’s PhD Preliminary Exam is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13th at 9:00 AM in FSHN 164 (Entomology Conference Room).  The AMS dial # is:  5701602. Our next Entomology Department Colloquium will be on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. The presenter will be Dr. Joanna Kelley, WSU School of Biological Sciences. She is also a participating faculty member with the WSU Center of Reproductive Biology.  The topic of her presentation is “Genomics in Extreme Environments: From Antarctic Midges to Hydrogen Sulfide Adapted Fish.”   For more info about Dr. Kelley go to:  http://sbs.wsu.edu/faculty/?faculty/161Colloquium presentations are each Wednesday at noon in FSHN 354 and the AMS dial # is 5709215. Everyone is invited to attend the 16th Annual BioResearch Product Faire is on Wednesday, October 14th at 10:00 – 2:30 PM in the CUB Jr. Ballroom.  There is a free food buffet, special drawings, t-shirts and other fun gifts.  Some of the vendors attending are:  Caliber ID, Cryoport Systems, Inc., GOLDBIO.COM, ibidi USA, Inc., Integrated DNA Technologies, Patterson Scientific, Transnetyx, VICI Metronics, Inc. For more info go to: http://www.biotech-calendar.com/showinfo/detail.php?showCode=WSU15. The first BUGGS* Presentation of the year will be on October 15, at 4:00 PM in FSHN T101.  The speaker will be Dr. Wyatt Hoback.  Dr. Hoback is with the Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology at Oklahoma State University.  The title of his seminar is “Ockham’s Razor and the Importance of Testing Assumptions in Entomological Research.”  For more info see the attached flyer.  (*Bi-University Guest Speaker Series) Bill Snyder was featured in a WSU News article on October 5 titled WSU Received $2.7 million to research costly potato threat.  You can read the article by going to https://news.wsu.edu/2015/10/05/wsu-receives-2-7-million-to-research-costly-potato-threat/. The next Entomology Faculty meeting will be on Friday, October 23rd.  More details to come.   EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Research Associate, Entomology Dept., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  2. Asst. Prof., Arthropod Evolution/Ecology, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CN
  3. Research Entomologist, USDA/ARS Pollinating Insects Res. Unit. , Logan, UT
  4. Research Associate, Entomology, North Carolina St. Univ., Raleigh, NC
  5. Research Scientist 2, Pesticide Registration, St. of Minnesota Agriculture Dept, St. Paul, MN
  6. Forest Lands Resource Specialist, Dept of Lands, St. Maries, ID
  7. Research Entomologist, USDA/ARS, Baton Rouge, LA
  IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: The Entomological Society of Washington (D.C.) student competition is for papers through the period of July 2015 through July 2016.  The recipient of the award will be notified by Sept. 30, 2016 by Committee Chair Robert Kula (Robert.Kula@ars.usda.gov). For more info on the Entomological Society of Washington (D.C.) go to:  http://entsocwash.org/. The Bookie Instructor Appreciation Day date is set for October 21st this year.  More details to come. Students: Be sure to check out the WSU Grad School Scholarship page for a list of scholarships.  Most have a submittal date of Dec 15, 2015.  The link is:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/#Richard 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

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September 28, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS SEPTEMBER 28-October 2, 2015 ANNOUNCEMENTS: Our next Entomology Department Colloquium will be on Wednesday Oct. 7, 2015. The presenter will be Dr. William Kabasenche, WSU School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. He is also a participating faculty member with the Center of Reproductive Biology.   The topic of his presentation is” Intellectual Humility and Science.”   For more info about Dr. Kabasenche go to:  http://crb.wsu.edu/faculty/william-kabasenche or https://pppa.wsu.edu/bill-kabasenche Colloquium presentations are each Wednesday at noon in FSHN 354 and the AMS dial # is 5709215. The Entomological Society of America has put forward their request for student volunteers for the ESA national meeting in Minneapolis in November.  If a student volunteers for 6 hours they get $195 off their registration fee for the meeting. Info on how to volunteer can be viewed at http://www.entsoc.org/entomology2015/volunteer.  This program fills up quickly, so if students are interested they need to volunteer ASAP. WSU Fruit Sales Continue This Week Already picked apples and pears will be available for sale on Friday’s and Saturdays. Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They accept cash or check for payment.  For more info lease see go to this website http://horticulture.wsu.edu/orchard/   If you go say hi to Deb Pehrson (2012 MS Entomology grad).   EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Asst. Prof., Insect Physiologist/Biochemist, Purdue Univ., W. Lafayette, IN
  2. Asst. Prof, Mosquito/Arbovirus biologist, Florida Med Entomology Lab, Vero Beach, FL
  3. Dept. Head, Dept. of Entomology, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN
  4. Asst. Prof., Entomology Dept., University of Florida, Ft. Pierce, FL
  5. Asst. Extension Prof., Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi St., MS
IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: The next Entomology Faculty meeting will be on Friday, October 23rd.  More details to come. Alix Whitener’s PhD Preliminary Exam is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13th at 9:00 AM in FSHN 164 (Entomology Conference Room).  The AMS dial # is:  5701602. The Entomological Society of Washington (D.C.) student competition is for papers through the period of July 2015 through July 2016.  The recipient of the award will be notified by Sept. 30, 2016 by Committee Chair Robert Kula (Robert.Kula@ars.usda.gov).  For more info on the Entomological Society of Washington (D.C.) go to:  http://entsocwash.org/. Nominate faculty for Provost’s Leadership Academy:  The nomination period is now open for this year’s edition of the Provosts’ Leadership Academy (PLA). The PLA is an opportunity for Deans and Chancellors to recognize early and mid-career faculty who show promise as leaders and positive role models in their colleges or campuses. The PLA provides these faculty with a semester long training program that develops self-awareness, confidence and leadership skills, expands their networks within the University, brings them in touch with University leaders and builds knowledge of the University and its challenges.  Ninety of our faculty have participated in the first four cohorts of the PLA, and the reviews of the program have been very positive. For more information on the program, visit the website.  Please email nominations, or questions about the program, to Jerman Rose at rosej@wsu.edu by Friday, October 16. Thank you for your support of this important professional development program. The Bookie Instructor Appreciation Day date is set for October 21st this year.  More details to come. Students: Be sure to check out the WSU Grad School Scholarship page for a list of scholarships.  Most have a submittal date of Dec 15, 2015.  The link is:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/#Richard 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/    

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September 21, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS SEPTEMBER 21-25, 2015   ANNOUNCEMENTS: Congratulations to Alix Whitener who is the recipient of the ESA Larry Larson Graduate Student Award for Leadership in Applied Entomology.  Click the link below to see the announcement of all the ESA awards for this year:  http://www.entsoc.org/press-releases/esa-names-winners-2015-awards.  See the attachment for more info. Congratulations to Lizz D’Auria who won the $200 Entomology Grad Survey Raffle held this past summer. Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Carol Black is the recipient of a $137,095 grant from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe (8/25/2015)
  • Jay Brunner is the recipient of a $179,713 grant for the USDA/FAS/TASC (8/28/2015)
  • Brandon Hopkins is the recipient of a $12,000 grant from USDA/APHIS (9/1/2015)
  • John Stark is the recipient of a $52,070 grant from WA DOH/EPA (8/31/2015)
  • Doug Walsh is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from DOW (9/8/2015)
  Rich Zack was selected to serve on the WSU Presidential Search Committee.    Important Entomology Travel Awards Application DeadlineOctober 1 is the deadline for this fall’s endowment-funded travel award applications.  There are four travel awards, each tied to one of our endowments where the donor asked that their money be used to support student travel. Generally, the student that wins each award receives the entire yield of that endowment, which typically ranges from $200-600 depending on market conditions and the size of the original donation. The goal is to highlight the generous gifts made by each donor by tying each award to a specific endowment. Two endowments, Hastings and Telford, fund travel for “Early Career” students. This would include exceptional undergraduates, MS students, or students on a “straight to PhD” track that are early in their training. Two endowments, Getzin and Tamaki, fund travel for “Later Career” students. The faculty review committee will judge whether students qualify as early or later career, based on each year’s applicant pool. So, students don’t have to specify which type of award they are applying for. Travel scholarship applications must have the below three components: 1)      A 500 word (or less) essay from the student concisely explaining why they deserve the award. For Travel Award consideration, you might describe the significance of your presentation (is it an invited talk? is this a major national meeting? have you recently submitted or published particularly significant findings?).  Are there specific plans to build ties with possible postdoc advisors or other collaborators, etc.?  Travel awards can also be used to meet with collaborators outside of a national meeting; the need for this form of travel award funding should be justified.  For Research Award consideration, In the case of the Deck research fellowship, the student should describe specifically what component the funds will add to their research program. In the case of the Hargarth "Paper of the Year" award, the student should provide a narrative of why the work is an important contribution to the literature. 2)      The student's updated CV. 3)      A 250 word (or less) memo from the major advisor describing why they feel their student is deserving of the award. Your applications must be emailed to Adam (adam.williams@wsu.edu) before the October 1 deadline. The Student Awards Committee, Vince H, Rich, and Paul   The BGSA is hosting a free, open-house, science education event in Abelson Hall on the WSU campus on Saturday, September 26th from 10 AM to 1 PM. We'll be providing tours of the Conner Museum and the Botanical Greenhouse as well as showcasing kid-friendly activities in microscopy, plant anatomy, animal behavior, microbial life, games, crafts, and more! The event has a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1110335258994169/).   Please contact Sarah Wanamaker (sarah.wanamaker@wsu.edu) with any questions. Our next Entomology Department Colloquium will be on Wednesday Sept. 30. The presenter will be Dr. Seemay Chou, Postdoctoral Fellow in Microbiology with the Mougous Lab at the University of Washington.  The topic of her presentation is: Insect Physiology and Adaptation.   For more info about Dr. Chou go to:  http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Seemay_Chou, https://www.linkedin.com/pub/seemay-chou/12/a8/4b3. Colloquium presentations are each Wednesday at noon in FSHN 354 and the AMS dial # is 5709215. The Entomological Society of America has put forward their request for student volunteers for the ESA national meeting in Minneapolis in November.  If a student volunteers for 6 hours they get $195 off their registration fee for the meeting. Info on how to volunteer can be viewed at http://www.entsoc.org/entomology2015/volunteer.  This program fills up quickly, so if students are interested they need to volunteer ASAP. Students: Be sure to check out the WSU Grad School Scholarship page for a list of scholarships.  Most have a submittal date of Dec 15, 2015.  The link is:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/#Richard Everyone is invited to the 16th Annual BioResearch Product Faire coming to Washington State University, On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 10:00 am   2:30 pm at the Compton Union, 2nd Floor Jr. Ballroom. They give away lots of free stuff (included is a lunch buffet). Nominate faculty for Provost’s Leadership Academy:  The nomination period is now open for this year’s edition of the Provosts’ Leadership Academy (PLA). The PLA is an opportunity for Deans and Chancellors to recognize early and mid-career faculty who show promise as leaders and positive role models in their colleges or campuses. The PLA provides these faculty with a semester long training program that develops self-awareness, confidence and leadership skills, expands their networks within the University, brings them in touch with University leaders and builds knowledge of the University and its challenges.  Ninety of our faculty have participated in the first four cohorts of the PLA, and the reviews of the program have been very positive. For more information on the program, visit the website.  Please email nominations, or questions about the program, to Jerman Rose at rosej@wsu.edu by Friday, October 16. Thank you for your support of this important professional development program. Call for Proposals for CAHNRS Undergraduate Internships for Spring and Summer 2016:   CAHNRS Academic Programs, the Agricultural Research Center, and Extension have pooled funding resources to create opportunities for CAHNRS undergraduate students to have an immersion-based teaching, research or extension internship experience with CAHNRS faculty located at the Pullman, Spokane, Vancouver, or Tri-Cities campus, at a Research and Extension (R&E) Center, or in a County Extension Office during the spring or summer of 2016. The goal of this program is to support students in gaining research or extension experience by having access to, and guidance from, a CAHNRS faculty mentor. This is an outstanding opportunity for students from communities in close proximity to one of the branch campuses, an R&E Center, or a WSU Extension office to become involved in research or extension activities, especially while living at home during the summer. Internships can also be executed on the Pullman, Spokane, Vancouver, or Tri-Cities campus during the semester. The college will provide up to $2500 in the spring or summer to each selected faculty mentor in partial support of these internship experiences. Summer interns will also receive additional funding for internship credits: $500 per credit, up to 3 credits, with CAHNRS reimbursing the student through their my.WSU tuition account. Faculty desiring to mentor interns are required to submit a compelling internship title and experience description that includes overall project objectives that the internship will be associated with as well as specific contributions to be made by the intern and the skills and experiences/proficiencies to be acquired by the intern.  How should the proposal be formatted? This semester, to ensure consistency, please complete the attached CAHNRS Internship Proposal Application, for examples please see the CAHNRS Internship Faculty Proposals page.  See the attachments for complete details and the proposal application.     Call for 3rd Quarter 2015 Lobbying Activity Report:  Quarterly lobbying reports must be filed online by October 9, 2015, covering WSU employee activities between July 1, 2015, and September 30, 2015. For your convenience, you can report your lobbying activities through an online submission form found at governmentrelations.wsu.edu/Lobbying.html. The reports will be reviewed and forwarded to the state Public Disclosure Commission and proper federal agencies. Note that you do not need to file a ‘no activity’ report online if you did not lobby this quarter. Not every meeting, event, and interaction you have with elected officials is considered lobbying. Visit our lobbying page for points of clarification on what you should and should not necessarily report. In the future, to help you facilitate interaction with elected officials, it is best that WSU employees consult with Government Relations staff in advance of any lobbying activity to ensure that we send a coordinated message from our institution. Meetings of this nature can be multi-layered and touch many parts of the WSU community; therefore communicating with Government Relations can provide for a more organized legislative outcome. Additionally, Annie and Michele on our Government Relations staff are available to help you determine appropriate and legal ways to communicate with public officials and external stakeholders on political issues: Federal Relations  Michele McCarver: 509-335-5756;  State Relations  Annie Manning: 360-534-2332.  Thank you for taking the time to ensure that we give an accurate report of time and money spent on lobbying.   Colleen Kerr, VP for External Affairs and Government Relations     EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Assistant Professor, Insect Pollination & Apiculture, Auburn Univ. Auburn AL.
  2. Assistant Professor of Biology (Entomology), Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA
  3. Assistant Professor (Parasitologist) Georgia Southern Univ., Statesboro, GA
  4. Field Crop Entomologist/Assistant Prof, Plant Sci, South Dakota Univ., Brookings, SD
  5. Assistant Professor:  Fruit Arthropod Pest Mgt, Entomology Dept., Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA
  6. Research Ecologist/Forester, USDA Forest Service., Davis, CA
  7. Research Entomologist/Geneticist, USDA/ARS, Newark, DE
  IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/ Registration is now open for the Fall Pullman Graduate Grant Writing Workshop on Saturday, October 3rd from 9:00-5:00PM. Registration fees are due by September 25th before 3:00PM. Anybody interested in applying to one of the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowships should sign up for the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowship Workshop on Saturday, September 12th from 9:00-1:00PM. Contact Hannah.merley@wsu.edu with any questions. Alix Whitener’s PhD Preliminary Exam is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13th at 9:00 AM in FSHN 164 (Entomology Conference Room).  The AMS dial # is:  5701602. The Entomological Society of Washington (D.C.) student competition is for papers through the period of July 2015 through July 2016.  The recipient of the award will be notified by Sept. 30, 2016 by Committee Chair Robert Kula (Robert.Kula@ars.usda.gov).  For more info on the Entomological Society of Washington (D.C.) go to:  http://entsocwash.org/.  

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September 14, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS SEPTEMBER 14-18, 2015   ANNOUNCEMENTS: Alix Whitener’s PhD Preliminary Exam is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13th at 9:00 AM in FSHN 164 (Entomology Conference Room).  The AMS dial # is:  5701602. Our next Entomology Department Colloquium will be on Wednesday Sept. 23. The presenter will be Dr. Anthony Zera, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska.  The title of his presentation is: Functional Genomics of Dispersal Polymorphism in a Wing Dimorphic Cricket:  Morph-Specific Circadian and Non-Circadian Patterns of Gene Expression.  For more info about Dr. Zera, go to: http://biosci.unl.edu/anthony-zera.  Seminars are each Wednesday at noon in FSHN 354 and the AMS dial # is 5709215. We are doing something new this semester by having a monthly (no host) Lunch and Learn.  The first one will be at noon on Friday, Sept 25 in rm. 354.  Mike Mizoguchi, from AMS will be coming to giving us an overview of our newly updated AMS system.  He will teach us how to get the most of our system so we can use it more effectively and with fewer problems.  All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.  Future sessions will feature presenters from the WSU Library system and OGRD.  Let Dory know if there is there something you would like to learn about and we’ll find a resource person to come and present to us. The Entomological Society of America has put forward the request for student volunteers for the ESA national meeting in Minneapolis in November.  If a student volunteers for 6 hrs they get $195 off their registration fee for the meeting. Info on how to volunteer can be viewed at http://www.entsoc.org/entomology2015/volunteer This program fills up quickly, so if students are interested they need to volunteer now. Last Date of Attendance required for ‘F’ Grades, effective Fall 2015:  At the Faculty Senate meeting on April 16, 2015, the senate approved a new grade type which is required to support the federal reporting needs for financial aid and for Veterans benefits. This new grade type – the Z grade – is to be used only for students who discontinue their participation in a course. The Z grade allows instructors to enter a last date of attendance. Student Financial Services and Veterans Affairs will then use this information to comply with federal regulations. The approved addition to Rule 90 is as follows: 90l. Z. (Failure due to discontinued attendance without withdrawal.) The Z grade is an internal grade indicating that a student earned a failing grade and discontinued all participation in a course without formally withdrawing from the course. It appears and functions as an F rather than as a Z on the transcript. An instructor entering a Z grade must enter the last date of attendance for each Z grade submitted. If the last day of attendance is not available, the date of the last exam or assignment recorded must be submitted instead. Note that the Z grade will appear and function as an F on the transcript. Note, too, that the Z grade will only be required for Final Grades. See the attached screen shots of how the Z grade will appear to an instructor in the Final Grade Roster and the complete rationale presented to the Faculty Senate. Funding Opportunity:  The Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR) Biologically-Intensive Agriculture and Organic Farming (BIOAg) program is soliciting grant proposals.  Please view the whole RFP HERE <http://csanr.wsu.edu/csanr-grants/bioag-grant-program/>. Proposals are being accepted for project grants, outreach/extension curriculum grants, and planning grants.  Applications will be accepted by electronic submission. The goal of this proposal solicitation is to engage a broad, interdisciplinary spectrum of WSU faculty in projects that further the development, understanding, and use of biologically intensive and/or organic principles, practices, and technologies to improve the sustainability of agriculture and food systems in Washington State.  In addition, BIOAg funding is used to meet three objectives: to stimulate new research initiatives, to augment critical gaps in existing areas of knowledge, and to move existing, game-changing research out into the real world. Please view the RFP for deadlines, additional information, instructions and application forms. The new WSU CAHNRS Plant Phenomics Center is now available to CAHNRS researchers.  The new facility is for high-throughput phenotyping and characterization of plants. They can assist in the data analysis and interpretation to help you understand the large amount of data these methods can generate.  For more information and to schedule an experiment using the instrumentation of the Phenomics Center contact Magnus Wood at by email or phone (335-4888). See attached flyer. Former Students: WSU Entomology MS graduate Judy Wu (MS 2010) recently completed her PhD program at the Univ. of Minnesota at the and is on to her job as the new pollinator health assistant professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that she will  start Oct 1. Matthew Smart (MS 2010) (and husband of Judy Wu) was featured in a Minnesota Public Radio program titled:  Bees feel the Squeeze as a Cropland Consumes Habitat.  Matt  completed his PhD program last February at the Univ. of Minnesota.  He is employed with the U.S. Geological Survey in Minnesota.  Both Matt and Judy were advised by Steve Sheppard.  To read the article go to: http://find.publicradio.org/search?q=Bees+Feel+the+Squeeze&site=mpr&proxystylesheet=mpr&client=mpr&output=xml_no_dtd&filter=p&numgm=5.   EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Assistant Professor, Insect Pollination & Apiculture, Auburn Univ. Auburn AL.
  2. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Blue Orchard Bee Management, USDA/ARS Logan, UT
  3. Assistant Professor of Biology (Entomology), Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA
  4. Assistant Professor (Parasitologist) Georgia Southern Univ., Statesboro, GA
  5. Field Crop Entomologist/Asst Prof, Plant Sci, South Dakota Univ., Brookings, SD
  6. Assistant Professor:  Fruit Arthropod Pest Mgt, Entomology Dept., Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA
  7. Research Ecologist/Forester, USDA Forest Service., Davis, CA
  IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/ Registration is now open for the Fall Pullman Graduate Grant Writing Workshop on Saturday, October 3rd from 9:00-5:00PM. Registration fees are due by September 25th before 3:00PM. Anybody interested in applying to one of the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowships should sign up for the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowship Workshop on Saturday, September 12th from 9:00-1:00PM. Contact Hannah.merley@wsu.edu with any questions.

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September 8, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS SEPTEMBER 8-11, 2015   ANNOUNCEMENTS: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 is the last day that a student may drop a course without penalty.  Drops will result in the course being removed from the student’s transcript. To drop a course, students will go to myWSU, select Student Center, click on Enroll, then choose the Drop tab. Then they will take the following steps:

  • Select the class by clicking on the box to the left of the course and click “Drop Selected Classes.”
  • Click “Finish Dropping” to process request.
  • View the results of request. A green check mark under the status indicates success.
The drop will show throughout myWSU immediately, in real time. Notes:
  • Some holds will prevent a student from dropping a class, but not all do. Select the details link to see what impact the hold has, and what action is needed. Students must contact the appropriate office to release the hold.
  • International Programs - Global Services located in Bryan Hall 108 must approve class drops for International Students.
  • After Tuesday, September 22, 2015 course withdrawals cost $5.00 each and are recorded on the student’s transcript as W’s.
  • After Tuesday, September 22, 2015 course withdrawals do not reduce tuition charges or the total official hours of enrollment.
For students wanting to graduate this semester please note that application for degree form and fee of $50. must be submitted by October 9th to avoid the late fee of $50 or $75 depending on when you file your form.  The last day to schedule an exam for Fall 2015 graduation is November 11th and the final day to do the final exam is November 25th  (see the attachment for more details).  Keep in mind that a draft copy of your thesis/dissertation must accompany your scheduling form for formatting review and that the scheduling form must be submitted at least 10 days prior to your exam date. Faculty Senate hosts meetings on annual review proposal The Faculty Senate and the Office of the Provost are jointly sponsoring two town hall meetings about the proposed revision to faculty Annual Review under consideration by the Faculty Senate. Both meetings will be held on the Pullman campus, CUE 518, from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10 and Tuesday, Sept. 15. They will include AMS feed for the urban campuses, and they will also be streamed and recorded. The purpose of these meetings is to clarify how annual review will change if the proposal under review is passed by the Senate and approved by the Regents. The meetings are not a venue for comment on the merits of the proposal. Comments for or against the proposal should be directed to your senator, who will vote on the proposal. Review the proposal on the Faculty Senate home page.  The meetings will begin with a brief review of the proposal by Judi McDonald, chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee and then move on to clarifying questions to Interim co-Provost Ron Mittelhammer, and Robert Rosenman, co-chair of the Provost’s Task Force on Annual Review. In advance of the town hall, questions may be emailed to Sheila Converse, Executive Secretary of the Faculty Senate, at sconverse@wsu.edu. There will also be time for questions at the meetings. Our next Entomology Department Colloquium will be on Wednesday Sept. 16. The presenter will be Dr. Krisztian Magori, Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA.  His talk is titled: Disease Ecology and Blood Feeding Arthropods.  For more info about Dr. Magori go to:  http://kmagori.weebly.com/.    Seminars are each Wednesday at noon in FSHN 354 and the AMS dial # is 5709215.   Employment:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Assistant Prof-Row Crop/Hort Crops, Univ. of Florida, Jay, FL
  2. Postdoc/Ag Entomology & Ecoinformatics, UC-Davis, Davis, CA
  3. Entomologist, US Dept. of State, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
  4. AgCenter Research Associate, Louisiana St. Univ., Baton Rouge/Pineville, LA
Important dates to know: 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/ Registration is now open for the Fall Pullman Graduate Grant Writing Workshop on Saturday, October 3rd from 9:00-5:00PM. Registration fees are due by September 25th before 3:00PM. Anybody interested in applying to one of the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowships should sign up for the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowship Workshop on Saturday, September 12th from 9:00-1:00PM. Contact Hannah.merley@wsu.edu with any questions.  

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August 31, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS AUGUST 31-September 4, 2015   ANNOUNCEMENTS: Steve Sheppard was on National Public Radio segment of Here and Now, on Aug. 24th. The title of the segment is” Scientists Look to Mushrooms for Honeybee Health.  To hear the segment go to: http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/08/24/mushrooms-honeybee-health.  There is also a 5 minute video on the same page that goes into more depth.  The video is titled:  Could the Mushroom Save the Honeybee? We are also planning a Welcome Back BBQ at Sunnyside Park on Friday Sept. 11 at 5:00 PM at Sunnyside Park.  Watch for emails with info. CAHNRS Fall Festival is on this coming Thursday, Sept. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. on Spillman Plaza (next to Hulbert and Clark Halls). We have created what we hope is a “bigger and even better” event intended to bring the CAHNRS community together to celebrate the beginning of the academic year.  Free food, games, club displays and three $500 scholarships for grad students and $500 scholarship for undergrads. Our next Entomology Department Colloquium will be on Wednesday Sept. 16. The presenter will be  Dr. Krisztian Magori, Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA.  His talk is titled: Disease Ecology and Blood Feeding Arthropods.  For more info about Dr. Magori go to:  http://kmagori.weebly.com/.    Seminars are each Wednesday at noon in FSHN 354 and the AMS dial # is 5709215. The Graduate School is very pleased to announce scholarships available for graduate students for spring and fall 2016. Students must be nominated by the Dean of the college and meet the eligibility requirements of the scholarship for which they are nominated. Some scholarships include awards to several students, and range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year.  Information can be found at http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/.  Scholarships will be awarded on the strength of the required documentation, including areas such as leadership skills, research, quality of a master’s thesis, GPA and scholarly activities. Students may request nomination for any of the scholarships. See the attachment for further criteria for each scholarship. The Entomological Society of Washington, DC (ESW) is pleased to announce the Society’s Student Award competition. The recipient will be selected based on the highest quality, most impactful student-authored article published in Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. The Proceedings is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes the results of entomological and acarological research in the areas of systematics, taxonomy, morphology, natural history, ecology, behavior, biodiversity, and conservation. Please visit the ESW website (http://www.entsocwash.org) for details on the award, Proceedings, and ESW. The recipient will receive life membership in the ESW (currently valued at $600) and a $400 cash award. The recipient will also receive up to $800 to travel to Washington, DC to present at an Entomological Society of Washington meeting or up to $500 for travel to present at a meeting of his/her choice. The recipient will be reimbursed the cost of publishing his/her article in the Proceedings. For more detailed see the ESW attachment. Questions concerning the award should be directed to Robert Kula, Program Chair for the ESW (Robert.Kula@ars.usda.gov).   EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Assistant/Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, Weslaco, TX
  2. Extension Agent-Integrated Pest Management, Texas A&M Hillsboro, TX
  3. Entomology Research Assistant II, Texas A&M, Kingsville, TX
  4. Supervisory Plant Path/Plant Physiol/Hort/Geneticist, USDA ARS, Riverside CA
  5. Interdisciplinary Planning Specialist, USDA/Forest Service, Alaska
  6. Postdoc Assoc (Bacterial Symbosis)-Entomology, Coll. Of Agriculture, Ithaca, NY
  7. Professor and Head, Dept of Entomology, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/ Registration is now open for the Fall Pullman Graduate Grant Writing Workshop on Saturday, October 3rd from 9:00-5:00PM. Registration fees are due by September 25th before 3:00PM. Anybody interested in applying to one of the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowships should sign up for the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowship Workshop on Saturday, September 12th from 9:00-1:00PM. Contact Hannah.merley@wsu.edu with any questions.

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August 24, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS AUGUST 24-28, 2015   ANNOUNCEMENTS: Thank you to everyone who participated during the fire drill.  Our building had one of the best times on campus. This is a reminder that the website is still open for graduate students on assistantships to sign up for payroll deduction of their residual tuition and mandatory fees for the fall, for the spring, or for both semesters before September 7th.

  1. To sign up: Logon to MyWSU with network ID and password
  2. Click on Main Menu at the top left of the page.
  3. Click on HR, Payroll & Benefits
  4. Click on Payroll Information (Note: the Payroll Information choice is only available to them if they are set up as an employee in the system.  Please make sure they are set up.)
  5. The Graduate Deduction should be available. Select and click to proceed.
We are planning our New Student Orientation for Friday September 4th at 12:00 PM.  It will be in the Entomology conference room (164).  All new students need to attend.  Faculty, staff and current students should attend to introduce yourself and welcome our new students.  The Grad School has made some changes to their policies and procedures so it would be beneficial for all current students to attend so they are up-to-date. We are also planning a Welcome Back BBQ at Sunnyside Park on Friday Sept. 11.  More details to come. Our first seminar this semester will be on Wednesday Sept. 2 and will be given by Dr. Mark Fisher, visiting from WSU-Vancouver.  His talk is titled:  "The roles of genetic diversity and SinV-2 viral infection in fitness of the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta". If you are interested in meeting with him during his stay, please contact Amy Worthington (amy.worthington@wsu.edu) with the times that you are available during his schedule which is attached.  Seminars are each Wednesday at noon in FSHN 354 and the AMS dial # is 5709215.     Congratulations to recent Entomology Department August 2015 grant awardees:
  • Betsy Beers is the recipient of a $10,000 Grant from the Oregon State Cherry Commission (8/12/2015)
  • Carol Black is the recipient of  $137,095 grant from The Coeur d’Alene Tribal Services (8/25/2015)
  • John Stark is the recipient of a $105,297 grant from the Russell Family Foundation/Greater Tacoma Comm. (8/11/2015)
  • Doug Walsh is the recipient of a $34,000  grant from the WA Alfalfa Seed Commission (8/5/2014)
From CougSync Connect: Campus & Community Involvement Fair will be on Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Library Road outside of Bryan Hall, Student Involvement and the Center for Civic Engagement will host a joint involvement fair to promote the wide variety of ways students can get involved on campus and in the community. This action-packed event is a great way to learn how you can get involved in local organizations and student groups, enjoy some free food and entertainment, and complete an on-campus service project. Visit cce.wsu.edu to learn more about this event. We hope to see you at CougSync Connect! Faculty – Changes to Access Center testing procedures The new testing changes simplify and streamline previous procedures.  If you should have questions or concerns please contact the Access Center Proctoring Office at access
  • Online Exam Request form Eligible students with exams to be proctored at the Access Center will submit an Online Exam Request Form, for each exam, no less than seven days before the in-class exam.  Once submitted, the form generates email notifications to the instructor and the Access Center of student intent to complete the exam at the Access Center. If instructor will be proctoring the student’s exam or within their department then no Online Exam Request Form is needed. Please note:  Instructors proctoring their own exam(s) for eligible students must provide all testing accommodations listed on the Accommodation Form.  Contact the Access Center for additional information or assistance, if needed.
  • Alternate Exam Date/Time Approval Form All students are expected to begin their exams at the same time as the in-class exam.  However, there will be exceptions. In these situations the student will meet with instructor to obtain signed approval on the Alternate Exam Date/Time Approval Form. A receipt will be emailed to the instructor once the student has returned the form to the Access Center.
  • Faculty Proctoring Instruction Form A new Faculty Proctoring Instruction Form is available at https://accesscenter.wsu.edu on the right-hand side of the page under “Quick Links”. A Proctoring Instruction Form needs to accompany all exams sent or delivered to the Access Center.
  • Completed Exam Return Option The option to have completed exams scanned then emailed to instructors has been reinstated.  This completed exam return option has no page limit and does not exclude final exams. If you would like the Proctoring Office to password protect the scanned exam document before it is emailed please contact Teresa Davi, Alternative Testing Services Coordinator at access.testing@wsu.edu.
  EMPLOYMENT:
  1. Postdoctoral Position (Vector-Parasite Ecology), Penn State, St. College, PA
  2. Assistant Professor - Aquatic Toxicology, WSU-Puyallup, Puyallup,WA
  3. Research Support/Associate, Trop Agr & Hum Res, Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  4. Wildlife Biologist, US Dept of Interior, National Park Service, Homestead, FL
  5. Research Project Assistsant, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ
  6. Extension Program Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife, Rosenberg, TX
  IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/ Registration is now open for the Fall Pullman Graduate Grant Writing Workshop on Saturday, October 3rd from 9:00-5:00PM. Registration fees are due by September 25th before 3:00PM. Anybody interested in applying to one of the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowships should sign up for the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowship Workshop on Saturday, September 12th from 9:00-1:00PM. Contact Hannah.merley@wsu.edu with any questions. CAHNRS Fall Festival is on Sept. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. on Spillman Plaza (next to Hulbert and Clark Halls). We have created what we hope is a “bigger and even better” event intended to bring the CAHNRS community together to celebrate the beginning of the academic year.  There will be 6 $500 scholarships for Undergrads (3) and  Grad Students (3) who participate in the Q&A game, free bbq and ice cream, and CAHNRS student organization displays. WSU Students: New email policy at WSU this Fall: All official WSU email communication must be sent to students’ WSU email address beginning August 24th. All students should check their WSU email often for news and updates from the University. Emails have changed from first.lastname@email.wsu.edu to NIDusername@wsu.edu. For any questions about the new changes contact CougTech at 509-335-4357 or cougtech.wsu.edu.

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August 3, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS AUGUST 3-14, 2015   ANNOUNCEMENTS: Graduate Student Tuition Payroll Deduction Plan:  Tuition & fees are due by the 1st day of classes, August 24, 2015. Take advantage of the easy payment plan and have your tuition and other fees deducted by Payroll Services for a nominal fee of $8.00.  Submit an online Graduate Payroll Deduction Authorization in myWSU (ZZusis) between 7/20/15 and 9/7/15. Follow procedures at this link: http://www.wsu.edu/payroll/stntpay/gradenroll.htm.   The deadline to authorize payroll deduction is Sept. 7, 2015.  Unpaid account balances will begin accruing late fees on Sept. 8th.  See the attached flyers for more information.  Congratulations to Ivan Milosavljevic who successfully passed his PhD exam on July 31, 2015.  Ivan was advised by Dave Crowder. Help needed for lab course Entomology 103 this fall semester.  Dr. Zack needs help with this a one hour lab only course that will be taught in conjunction with Entomology 101.  At this time we have nine lab sections but only 2 teaching assistants.  He is hoping that we can find a few volunteers that would be willing to teach one of the lab sections a few hours each week.  It is a pretty simple course, and should be fun.  If you are looking for some student-contact teaching, please contact Dr. Zack (zack@wsu.edu 335-3394) as soon as possible.  The two primary teaching assistants for the course are Robert Zinna and Jennifer Finitzer so you might talk to them if you have an interest. New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: https://gradschool.wsu.edu/. We are planning our New Student Orientation on Friday August 28th at 11:00 AM in the Entomology conference room (164).  All new students need to attend.  Faculty, staff and current students should attend to introduce yourself and welcome our new students.  The Grad School has made some changes to their policies and procedures so it would be beneficial for all current students to attend so they are up-to-date. The Graduate School is very pleased to announce scholarships available for graduate students for spring and fall 2016. Students must be nominated by the Dean of the college and meet the eligibility requirements of the scholarship for which they are nominated. Some scholarships include awards to several students, and range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year.  Information can be found at http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/. Scholarships will be awarded on the strength of the required documentation, including areas such as leadership skills, research, quality of a master’s thesis, GPA and scholarly activities. Students may request nomination for any of the scholarships. We will send reminders as the nomination date nears, but in the meantime, please visit the scholarship website and begin making plans to nominate your students. Effective this fall:  All official WSU email communication must be sent to students’ WSU email address, beginning on August 24 (the first day of fall 2015 classes). In myWSU (formerly zzusis), all students’ preferred email will be the WSU email (@wsu.edu). It is important to remind students to check their WSU email often for news and updates regarding enrollment, registration, financial aid, housing, and other University information.  Please note the changes in login procedures and the enhanced technology features added over the summer:

  • Students’ Office 365 email login has changed from first.lastname @.email.wsu.edu to NIDusername @.wsu.edu. – The word “email” has been dropped from the login. – Students’ email login is now the same as their login to myWSU.
  • Microsoft Office is available to enrolled students at no additional cost. They can download up to five copies at Office365.wsu.edu.
For assistance accessing WSU email or more information about Office365, please contact CougTech at 509–335–4357 or visit cougtech.wsu.edu.  See attached for more information. The Office of Research is continuing to encourage feedback, input, and seek broader institutional support for the recommendations from the 120–Day Research Study, including its five Grand Challenges. The 19 major recommendations from the 120–Day Research Study, which incorporate these Grand Challenges, create the framework for the WSU research agenda over the next five years.  On September 2, in the CUB Junior Ballroom West (CUB 212), an all–campus reception will be held from 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm. From 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, the second of several town hall–styled meetings will provide opportunity for face–to–face discussions and input about the WSU Grand Challenges. The Office of the Provost, the Office of Research, and the Faculty Senate are co–sponsoring the town hall meetings.  Input from the first town hall meeting on July 1 and comments received online are currently being incorporated into the 120–Day Research Study, with Version 1.0 accessible via MyResearch.  Please RSVP by emailing or.120daystudy@wsu.edu. Town halls on the urban campuses will be arranged separately in the weeks ahead.  Please join us and encourage as many faculty, staff, and students who are available on September 2 to attend the second town hall meeting, and/or comment on the 120–Day Study online. Thank you for your engagement and support as we seek ongoing input and feedback. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact:
  • Christopher J. Keane, VP of Research, Professor of Physics, WSU Office of Research, 509-335-3574, chris.keane@wsu.edu
  • Dan Nordquist, AVP/Director, Office of Research/Office of Grant and Research Development, 509-335-7717, nordquist@wsu.edu
  • Richard Zack, Professor of Entomology, WSU Faculty Senate Chair, 509-335-3394, zack@wsu.edu
The CAHNRS Web Service Center is piloting fee-based webinar hosting and support services featuring GoToWebinar, to be offered in addition to Computing and Web Resources' current Adobe Connect meeting/webinar services.  The GoToWebinar service available through the Web Service Center will include:
  • Set up of the webinar and a registration page
  • Set up of  webinar emails (advertising announcements before, and follow-up contact after)
  • Posting of final versions of any polls and survey questions before the webinar
  • Launching of poll(s) for clients
  • Live day-of-webinar support by a service center staffer for help with technical issues and questions
  • Posting of an announcement of the event to a new "Webinars and Trainings" page for WSU Extension, and posting of the recorded webinar to the CAHNRS YouTube channel
  • Delivery of GoToWebinar-generated reports to client
(Note: Services will not include building a PowerPoint presentation or writing content for marketing materials and emails.) GoToWebinar Details:
  • GoToWebinar handles up to 100 attendees
  • 1-Hour Webinar comes with 30 minutes of set up (scheduling, email host and attendees webinar links to client, input poll, and survey questions)
  • The service center can only host one webinar at a given time. We will post scheduled webinars on a public calendar
  • Attendees can join a webinar by using either computer audio or telephone connections
  • Note: Telephone attendees will incur long distance charges
  • GoToWebinar can record both computer audio and telephone connections
  • Presenters share their own computer screen to display their PowerPoint presentation
Fee: $75 per scheduled webinar hour.  An additional $25 fee will be charged for webinars taking place on weekends.  To request this webinar service, go to: http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/communications/web-services/webinar-request-form/.  Please check our online calendar before requesting your webinar: http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/communications/events/.  For more information, contact the CAHNRS Web Service Center by email: web.service.center@wsu.edu<mailto:web.service.center@wsu.edu>, or phone (509) 335-9844. Don Pierce, Web Development, CAHNRS Communications, dwpierce@wsu.edu<mailto:dwpierce@wsu.edu> (509) 335-8292   Reasonable accommodation syllabus statement Notifying students with disabilities about reasonable accommodations is an important part of WSU’s compliance with the ADA. Please include the following statement in your syllabus: Pullman Campus Syllabus Statement: Reasonable accommodations are available for students with a documented disability. If you have a disability and need accommodations to fully participate in this class, please visit the Access Center to schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor. All accommodations MUST be approved through the Access Center. Location: Washington Building 217; Phone: 509-335-3417. WSU Global Campus Syllabus Statement: Reasonable accommodations are available in online classes for students with a documented disability. All accommodations must be approved through your WSU Disability Services office. If you have a disability and need accommodations, we recommend you begin the process as soon as possible.  For more information contact a Disability Specialist at 509-335-3417 http://AccessCenter.wsu.edu, Access.Center@wsu.edu Please make sure that this statement is on all of your course syllabi.  DLB   EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Director of Research-Insects, Aspire Co., Austin TX
  2. Entomology Unit Head, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  3. Assistant Curator, Texas A & M Univ., Insect Collection, College Station, TX
  4. Assistant Professor - Insect Pollination & Apiculture, Auburn Univ., Auburn, AL
  5. Extension Agent – IPM, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Hillsboro, TX
  6. Insect Toxicologist, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE
  7. Assistant Professor, Integrative Arthropod Biology, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD
  8. Postdoc Res. Assoc., Department of Entomology, Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS
  9. Postdoc Research Entomologist, USDA/ARS, Parlier, CA
IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/1681-2/. Celebrating the Life of Elson S. Floyd, PhD Please join us in celebrating the life and legacy of one of Washington State’s greatest leaders for higher education and a nationally respected voice for higher education access and affordability, the late Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd.  The service will begin at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015, in Beasley Coliseum on WSU’s Pullman campus. 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

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July 20, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS July 20-July 31, 2015   ANNOUNCEMENTS: Reminder:  The  Entomology Annual Meeting will be August  13 – 14, 2015 in Leavenworth, WA. New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: https://gradschool.wsu.edu/. We are planning on having our New Student Orientation on Friday August 28th at 11:00 AM in the Entomology conference room (164).  All new students need to attend.  Faculty, staff and current students should attend to introduce yourself and welcome our new students.  The Grad School has made some changes to their policy and procedures so it would be beneficial for all current students to attend so they are up-to-date. Congratulations to Elizabeth D’Auria who successfully passed her MS final exam on Monday, July 27th.  Elizabeth was advised by David Crowder. Ivan Milosavljevic’s PhD seminar and defense is set for Friday, July 31, 2015.  The seminar will be at 9:00 AM followed by the defense at 10:00 AM.  A copy of his thesis is available on the Entomology SharePoint page and a hard copy is available in the Entomology Office.  The AMS dial in # is 5703127 The Grad School is in the midst of processing assistantships paperwork for the Fall 2015 semester.  This means that all graduate students need to be enrolled in the required 10 WSU credits before your paperwork can be approved.  Please register for classes as soon as possible so your paperwork can be processed and so you can get paid without any delay.  If you have not done so already, let Dory know where you will be housed for the fall ’15 semester. We need to let Student Accounts know not to charge the non-Pullman students the misc fees. Applications are being sought for the 2014 Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Awards. Researchers or educators involved with urban pest management problems that occur in the PNW are invited to apply.  Research may be conducted outside the Northwest if it involves pest that also occur in the Northwest, like bedbugs. Proposals will be accepted until August 3, 2015 and sent to Walter S. Sheppard at shepp@wsu.edu.  Applicants will be notified of the selection committee choice by October 1, 2015.  See attached for more info. Kim Kidwell has been named as the Acting Dean in the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at WSU has been named Acting Dean. Doctor Kim Kidwell replaces Doctor Ron Mittelhammer who moved into the Provost’s office Friday. Mittelhammer has been named one of the Interim Co-Provosts. The shuffling is an effort to fill WSU leadership posts following the death of President Elson Floyd last month. Doctor Kidwell has previous experience leading CAHNRS as she filled in for Mittelhammer during an illness last winter. - See more at: https://www.facebook.com/PullmanRadioNews/posts/interim-cahnrs-dean-at-wsu/538792206274879/ Goodbye ZZusis -  Hello my.wsu Washington State University’s online information portal, which provides a wide array of electronic systems and services to students and staff, will be renamed “myWSU” effective Aug. 3.  The renaming of the portal, which was previously called “zzusis,” will have no effect on the systems and services provided through the portal, which will be accessed at my.wsu.edu. Those logging in to the previous zzusis.wsu.edu domain will automatically be redirected to “myWSU,” without interruption. Users will continue to log into the myWSU portal using their existing WSU network ID and password.   All WSU colleges and departments currently referencing “zzusis” in materials, publications, or on their website are expected to update those references to myWSU by the end of the year. An online toolbox has been set up at brand.wsu.edu/mywsu as a resource to provide graphics and other information useful in editing information and materials referencing the myWSU portal.  The renaming effort was first proposed by the late WSU President Elson S. Floyd, who expressed concerns that the name “zzusis,”which was used originally to describe the WSU student information system, had evolved in recent years to describe not only the student information system, but the entire online portal, including zzusis and the other services accessed through it. A committee co-chaired by Brant Schroeder and Robert Strenge, has been working with WSU employees in departments all across the university since earlier this year to help identify instances where existing references to “zzusis” in online and printed university communications will need to be changed to “myWSU.”  Schroeder said the committee has also been working with ASWSU and other student groups in planning for the name change.  Schroeder said WSU managers who have not yet been contacted by members of the transition committee, are encouraged to contact one of the two committee co-chairs with questions or concerns.  Schroeder can be reached at 509-335-0985 or at brant@wsu.edu. Strenge can be reached at 509-335-3583 or at rstrenge@wsu.edu.   EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Area Rice Advisor, UC-Davis Ag Div., Sutter County, CA
  2. Entomology Assay Biologist, AgBiome, Research Triangle Park, NC
  3. Taxonomist, APHIS, Fort Collins, CO
  4. Biological Science Lab Tech, USDA/ARS, Princess Anne, MD
  5. Postdoctoral position, UC-Davis, Davis CA
  IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/1681-2/. The  Entomology Annual Meeting will be August  13 – 14, 2015 in Leavenworth, WA. Celebrating the Life of Elson S. Floyd, PhD Please join us in celebrating the life and legacy of one of Washington State’s greatest leaders for higher education and a nationally respected voice for higher education access and affordability, the late Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd.  The service will begin at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015, in Beasley Coliseum on WSU’s Pullman campus. 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

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July 6, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS July 6-July 17, 2015   ANNOUNCEMENTS: Katie Buckley’s PhD seminar and defense on Monday July 20, 2015.  Her seminar will be at 12:00 PM in FSHN 354 and the exam will immediately follow in FSHN  164.  A copy of her thesis is available on the Entomology SharePoint page and a hard copy is available in the Entomology Office. The AMS dial in # is:   5709860. Elizabeth D’Auria’s  MS seminar and final  exam is set for  Monday, July 27, 2015. Her seminar will be at 10:00 AM in FSHN 354 and the exam will immediately follow in FSHN  164.  A copy of her thesis is availabale on the Entomology SharePoint page and a hard copy is available in the Entomology Office. The AMS dial in # is:   5709862. Ivan Milosavljevic’s PhD seminar and final exam is set for Friday, July 31, 2015.  Confirmed time and thesis to come soon Attention Students The Grad School is in the midst of processing assistantships paperwork for the Fall 2015 semester.  This means that all graduate students need to be enrolled in the required 10 credits before your paperwork can be approved.  Please register for classes as soon as possible so your paperwork can be processed and so you can get paid without any delay.  If you have not done so already, let Dory know where you will be housed for the Fall ’15 semester. We need to let Student Accounts know not to charge the non-Pullman students the misc fees. Graduate Student Tuition Payroll Deduction Plan: Tuition & fees are due by the 1st day of classes, August 24, 2015. Take advantage of the easy payment plan and have your tuition and other fees deducted by Payroll Services for a nominal fee of $8.00.  Submit an online Graduate Payroll Deduction Authorization in zzusis between 7/20/15 and 9/7/15. Follow procedures at this link: http://www.wsu.edu/payroll/stntpay/gradenroll.htm.   The deadline to authorize payroll deduction is Sept. 7, 2015.  Unpaid account balances will begin accruing late fees on Sept. 8th.  See the attached flyers for more information. The School of Biological Sciences is seeking graduate students interested in teaching some of their introductory biology labs this fall.  Send your CV to Kara D. McClanahan, Instructional Support Supervisor, School of Biological Sciences. karamac@wsu.edu. 509-335-3516. New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: https://gradschool.wsu.edu/. WSU has launched its major revision to the Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Education web site. All of the existing URLs you may have still connect to the correct pages. The older URL – http://pep.wsu.edu still works so you do not have to update your links; however, the new website is pep.cw.wsu.edu - if you notice in the URL line on your browser. One issue that was Carrie found is that the old PEP web site may be in your browser memory; thus, you will need to refresh the pep.wsu.edu address to access the new site. Ashley Hayes, our recently hired Event Coordinator, is our web master.  If you find any issues, please contact her at ashley.e.hayes@wsu.edu or email pest@wsu.edu. The dates for the 2015-2016 training season are on the new web site (calendar) and we will be launching access to the course registration system July 15 through 31 for WWA, with IPM Workshops available this week and the other courses by the end of the month. Interim President to host open Forum July 22: Washington State University interim President Dan Bernardo will host the second open forum for faculty and staff on the Pullman campus on Wednesday, July 22, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the CUB Jr. Ballroom. The WSU Board of Regents named Bernardo interim president on Tuesday. He has served as acting president since the time of President Floyd’s death June 20. Bernardo has been WSU’s provost and executive vice president since May 2014. “I want to make sure faculty and staff have an opportunity to have any questions they may have about how we are moving forward answered,” Bernardo said. “It is critical that we keep the lines of communication open in the coming months, and this is a first step in making that happen.” The open forums will provide opportunities for the WSU community to inquire about the hiring process for WSU’s next president, and ongoing initiatives such as the new medical school, the Grand Challenges research initiative, WSU’s potential partnership with Bellevue College, and implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan. WSU faculty and staff are invited to listen, and ask questions. Similar sessions will be held at WSU’s urban campuses at Vancouver, Tri Cities and Spokane later this summer. Celebrating the Life of Elson S. Floyd, PhD Please join us in celebrating the life and legacy of one of Washington State’s greatest leaders for higher education and a nationally respected voice for higher education access and affordability, the late Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd.  The service will begin at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015, in Beasley Coliseum on WSU’s Pullman campus. The deadline for faculty to request Regalia (at no charge) for Convocation is Monday, July 20. Please visit http://convocation.wsu.edu/for-faculty/ for information.  Convocation is Friday, August 22, at 10 a.m. in Beasley Coliseum. One representative from each academic department is asked to attend. Rich Zack was featured in an article in the July 8th Daily Evergreen about the M.T. James Museum.  The article is attached. Angel gets reprieve for one more semester WSU has extended the life of the Angel LMS for an extra semester at no additional cost to WSU. This change was the result of faculty seeking more time to prepare courses in the new Blackboard Learn platform. Angel, due to go off-line in August, will now be available until Dec. 30, and both Angel and Blackboard Learn will be available for Fall 2015. Please note that the December date is final. All Angel courses must be migrated to Blackboard by Dec. 30. To help with the switchover, the Global Campus is offering a full range of personal help. You can:

  • Have one of our experts come to your office
  • Drop by our open lab
  • Attend a workshop
  • Get answers by email or through our chat box
To access any of these resources, visit lmstransition.wsu.edu. To access your new Blackboard course spaces, go to learn.wsu.edu and log in with your WSU NID and password. And, if you have any questions, send us a note at migrationhelp@wsu.edu. The James Entomological Museum is on a YouTube video that was a featured item on the WSU Linkedin and Google Plus pages.  The video showcases the museum and identifying pesky insects. To see the video go to: https://www.linkedin.com/company/washington-state-university  or https://plus.google.com/103184134798160862810/posts   EMPLOYMENT:
  1. Postdoctoral Researcher, Bt Toxin Eng., Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  2. Regional Urban Entomologist, Steritech, Chicago, IL
  3. Research Scholar, NC State Univ., Raleigh, NC
  4. National Program Leader for Entomology & Pathology Res, Forest Entomology,  USDA Albuquerque, NM
  5. Entomology Research Assistants 1 and 2; Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX
  6. Farmworker Education Specialist, WSDA Yakima & Wenatchee, WA
  IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: Students intending to do their final exams during the summer should be aware of these important deadlines: Application for degree must be submitted by May 29, 2015. Final Exam Scheduling form must be submitted by July 17, 2015 The last day to conduct final exams is July 31, 2015 The Entomology Annual Meeting will be August 13 – 14, 2015 in Leavenworth, WA. 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

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June 29, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS June 29–July 2, 2015     ANNOUNCEMENTS: Happy 239th Birthday USA. In honor of our nation’s birthday WSU, along with other governmental agencies, will be closed Friday, July 3rd Everyone is invited to attend Pullman’s 4th of July Celebration at Sunnyside Park.  There will be games for the entire family throughout the evening plus, cotton candy, popcorn and pie and ice cream all beginning at 5pm.  Music starts at 5:30 and goes till dusk followed by the fireworks show choreographed to music.   Pullman Transit is offering free transportation.  For a map and more details go to:  http://pullmanchamber.com/events/chamber-events/ The next faculty meeting will be on July 7th at 11:00 AM until 12 PM.  The AMS # is: 5709480. Ivan Milosavljevic has scheduled his PhD seminar and defense on Friday, July 31. Elizabeth D’Auria has scheduled her MS seminar and defense on Monday July 27 Allan Felsot was featured in the Farm & Ranch publication of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.  The title of the article is Research:  No danger in Roundup.  Article is attached.   The next WSU Grand Challenges Town Hall Meeting will be September 2, 2015:  This is a great opportunity for face-to-face discussions and provide input about the WSU Grand Challenges. The Office of the Provost, the Office of Research, and the Faculty Senate co-sponsored the first meeting on July 1, and subsequent town hall meetings are planned. The second town hall meeting will be on September 2 on the Pullman campus and AMS connections will be available.  Town Halls on the urban campuses will be arranged following the start of the academic year.  Please join us and encourage as many faculty, staff, and students who are available on July 1 to attend our first town hall meeting, and/or comment on the 120-Day Study online. Thank you for your engagement and support as we seek input and feedback.  For more info go to:  http://officeofresearch.wsu.edu/120Day/; https://news.wsu.edu/2015/06/15/july-1-research-study-recommendations-to-be-discussed/; http://officeofresearch.wsu.edu/ResearchCouncil.aspx Quarterly lobbying reports must be filed online by July 10, 2015, covering WSU employee activities between April 1, 2015, and June 30, 2015. For your convenience, you can report your lobbying activities through an online submission form found at https://governmentrelations.wsu.edu/wsu-lobbying-reports/. The reports will be reviewed and forwarded to the state Public Disclosure Commission and proper federal agencies. Note that you do not need to file a ‘no activity’ report online if you did not lobby this quarter.  Not every meeting, event, and interaction you have with elected officials is considered lobbying. Visit our lobbying page for points of clarification on what you should and should not necessarily report. In the future, to help you facilitate interaction with elected officials, it is best that WSU employees consult with Government Relations staff in advance of any lobbying activity to ensure that we send a coordinated message from our institution. Meetings of this nature can be multi-layered and touch many parts of the WSU community; therefore communicating with Government Relations can provide for a more organized legislative outcome. Additionally, Annie and Michele on our Government Relations staff are available to help you determine appropriate and legal ways to communicate with public officials and external stakeholders on political issues:  Federal Relations Michele McCarver  509-335-5756,   State Relations Annie Manning 360-534-2332. Thank you for taking the time to ensure that we give an accurate report of time and money spent on lobbying. Colleen Kerr, Vice President for External Affairs and Government Relations Frontier Communications has been unable to resolve ongoing billing and service issues with WSU this fiscal year (2015).  WSU’s Information Technology Services (ITS) has been attempting to mitigate the impact to the WSU Community by not billing its customers for long distance service traveling over Frontier lines since October 11, 2014.  ITS will not bill for any of those charges for Fiscal Year 2015.  The few users of Frontier Centranet phone services have continued to be billed regularly and will not see any change in their bills. This is not a change to permanent long distance rebilling; once issues between Frontier and ITS have been resolved we will resume rebilling customers for long distance. ITS will provide regular updates until successful resolution of the continuing Frontier billing issues are reached. For questions regarding this communication please contact CougTech by email at its.ldbilling@wsu.edu, or by phone at 335-4357.   EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Postdoctoral Assoc. Insect Toxicology, Univ. Florida, Lake Alfred, FL
  2. Assistant/Associate Professor, Texas A&M AgLife Res., Weslaco, TX
  3. Research Assistant, Horticulture Sci., North Carolina State  Univ.  Raleigh, NC
  4. Postdoc Res Assoc., Entomology & Plant Path., Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  5. Assistant Professor, Extension Field Crops Entomologist, Univ of Kentucky, Princeton, KY
  6. Associate Scientist-Entomology, Provivi, Inc. Santa Monica, CA
  IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: The next faculty meeting will be on July 7th at 11:00 AM until 12 PM.  The AMS # is: 5709480. Students intending to do their final exams during the summer should be aware of these important deadlines: Application for degree must be submitted by May 29, 2015. Final Exam Scheduling form must be submitted by July 17, 2015 The last day to conduct final exams is July 31, 2015 New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/1681-2/. This year’s Beekeeping Workshops are scheduled for July 10-12, 2015. The Beekeeping Short Course will begin with registration and social on Friday July 10th.  The next day’s events will start at 8:00 AM.  The course will cover bee biology, pest/disease identification, colony management, honey bee IPM, and gloveless beekeeping. The format is a combination of instruction and hands on demonstration. Bring a bee veil, comfortable protective clothing, and lots of questions. Instructors are Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab. graduate students.  Registration fees $125 . Sunday, July 12, 2015 will be the Queen Rearing workshop.   This workshop emphasize hands on instruction in queen rearing methods, with lecture and demonstrations. Students will be involved in various steps including: setting up cell builders, grafting, and establishing mating nuclei. Both queen right and queen-less systems will be demonstrated. Participants should bring a bee veil and comfortable protective clothing. Instructors are Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab. graduate students. Registration fees $175   For additional information go to:  http://entomology.wsu.edu/blog/event/specialized-beekeeping-courses/ The Entomology Annual Meeting will be August 13 – 14, 2015 in Leavenworth, WA. 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

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June 8, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS June 8-19 2015     ANNOUNCEMENTS: The next faculty meeting will be on July 7th at 11:00 AM until 12 PM.  The AMS # is: 5709480. Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Betsy Beers is the recipient of a $55,020 Grant from the WA Tree Fruit Commission (6/8/2015)
  • Lynell Tanigoshi is the recipient of a $6,250 grant from the Specialty Seed Growers of Western Oregon (6/2/2015)
  • Doug Walsh is the recipient of a $15,010 grant from the USDA/ARS/APRI (6/9/2015)
Herma Amalia was the subject of a June 19th article in Moscow-Pullman Daily News as part of the weekly series called Too Young.  This article is well done and is a nice tribute to her.  A copy of the article is attached. To stay up-to-date with the news of the entomology world visit the EntomologyToday website at http://entomologytoday.org/category/insects-in-the-news/ Effective July 1, 2015, sales tax rates for several areas are changing. This may affect many departments of the University who sell items across the State. The rate table can be found at in the A – Z index of the WSU home page under Sales Tax-Charged or http://www.wsu.edu/genreceivables/salesTaxDest.htm. If you have any questions regarding Sales Tax changes please contact Karen Breese in General Accounting at 335-2056. Debbie Stellyes   Important deadlines:  Accounts Payable, Travel Services, and the Contracts Desk would like to remind all units of the upcoming year-end deadlines:
  • All FY 2015 invoices, TEVs, and IRIs (for IRI Desk processing) must be received in Accounts Payable, Travel Services, and the Contracts Desk by close of business on July 6th, 2015 in order to correctly record them at year-end.
  • All FY 2015 ETRs for processing by Accounts Payable or Travel Services must be received by July 6.
  • Travel Advances for trips occurring prior to June 30, must be cleared by a TEV submitted to Travel Services by July 6.
  • FY 2015 CTA transactions must be reconciled by July 9.
  • FY 2015 PCard transactions must be reconciled by July 9.
For a complete list of deadlines, please see General Accounting’s Fiscal Year-End Memo: http://genacct.wsu.edu/pdffiles/2015_FiscalYear-EndCutoffDeadlines.pdf Please contact Gerik Kimble with questions at gerik_kimble@wsu.edu. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. For additional assistance and contact information, please visit the Accounts Payable or Travel Services website The American Institute of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce that registration for the 7th Annual Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event is now open. This national initiative is an opportunity for biologists across the country to meet with their federal or state elected officials to showcase the people, facilities, and equipment that are required to support and conduct scientific research. The 7th Annual Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event enables scientists, graduate students, representatives of research facilities, and people affiliated with scientific collections to meet with their elected officials without traveling to Washington, DC. Participants may either invite their elected officials to visit their research facility or can meet at the policymaker's local office. Participants will be prepared for their meeting with a lawmaker through an interactive training webinar. Individuals participating in this event will receive training on how to improve their communication skills and tips for conducting a successful meeting with an elected official. The event is made possible by the American Institute of Biological Sciences, with the support of event sponsors Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, Natural Science Collections Alliance, Organization of Biological Field Stations, and Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology.  Participation is free, but registration will close on 12 July 2015. For more information and to register, visit www.aibs.org/public-policy/congressional_district_visits.html. Please share this announcement with your colleagues.  Sponsored by:   American Institute of Biological Science; Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University; The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology; Organization of Biological Field Stations; Natural Science Collections Alliance. The Palouse Ridge Golf Club will host the annual Jess Ford of Pullman Hardhat Classic Golf Tournament Saturday, Aug. 1, to benefit Washington State University’s Facilities Services Scholarship Fund. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Each participant will pay a $135 fee that includes 18 holes, golf cart rental, hat, a small bucket of practice balls and barbecue lunch provided by Banyan’s, the golf club restaurant. Hole-in-one prizes include a new 2015 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab pickup. The putting contest winner will get to attempt a putt to win $10,000. For more information, see http://www.hardhatclassic.com/. To register, go to http://www.hardhatclassic.com/application.htm. A portion of each participation fee goes toward the Facilities Services Scholarship Fund and may be added to the endowment principal. For more information on how the tournament contributes to the fund, please see http://www.hardhatclassic.com/scholarship.htm. Those interested in sponsorship opportunities – from $50 to $2,500 – can contact Lorrie Arrasmith at 509-335-9024 or go to http://www.hardhatclassic.com/sponsors.htm. Have you visited the WSU Entomology Facebook page at WSU Entomology?  This page was created for the James Entomology Museum activities, but we can all like and post to the page.   EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Endangered Pollinator Conservation Biologist, The Xerces Society, Portland, OR
  2. Extension Educator – Entomology Specialist, U. Mass, Amherst, MA
  3. Graduate Assistantship in Insect Physiology, Louisiana St.  Univ., Baton Rouge, LA
  4. Researcher Tick & Biting Fly Researcher, USDA/ARS, Kerrville, TX
  5. Research Associate, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell Univ., Geneva, NY
  6. Staff Research Associate, Viticulture & Enology Dept., UC-Davis, Davis CA
  IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: Students intending to do their final exams during the summer should be aware of these important deadlines: Application for degree must be submitted by May 29, 2015. Final Exam Scheduling form must be submitted by July 17, 2015 The last day to conduct final exams is July 31, 2015 New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/1681-2/.  Use this link to see the flyer http://gradschool.wsu.edu/documents/2015/04/2015-orientation-flyer.pdf This year’s Beekeeping Workshops are scheduled for July 10-12, 2015. The Beekeeping Short Course will begin with registration and social on Friday July 10th.  The next day’s events will start at 8:00 AM.  The course will cover bee biology, pest/disease identification, colony management, honey bee IPM, and gloveless beekeeping. The format is a combination of instruction and hands on demonstration. Bring a bee veil, comfortable protective clothing, and lots of questions. Instructors are Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab. graduate students.  Registration fees $125 Sunday, July 12, 2015 will be the Queen Rearing workshop.   This workshop emphasize hands on instruction in queen rearing methods, with lecture and demonstrations. Students will be involved in various steps including: setting up cell builders, grafting, and establishing mating nuclei. Both queen right and queen-less systems will be demonstrated. Participants should bring a bee veil and comfortable protective clothing. Instructors are Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab. graduate students. Registration fees $175 For additional information go to:  http://entomology.wsu.edu/blog/event/specialized-beekeeping-courses/ The Entomology Annual Meeting will be August 13 – 14, 2015 in Leavenworth, WA. 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

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May 26, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS May 26-June 5, 2015   ANNOUNCEMENTS: Congratulations to Samantha Whiteside who got a job with the Allen Institute of Brain Science in Seattle, WA. Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Betsy Beers was awarded a $16,000 grant from Nichino America (5/8/15)
  • Vince Jones was awarded a $78,000 grant from the Washington Tree Fruit Commission (4/27/15)
  • Laura Lavine who was awarded a $200,000 grant from NSF/IOS (5/21/15)
  • Steve Sheppard was awarded a$140,000 grant from COSTCO (5/14/15)
  • John Stark was awarded $5,000 grant from the Greater Tacoma Commission (5/12/15)
  • Doug Walsh was awarded grants of $6,794 & $8,253 from the Washington Mint Commission (5/14/15)
  Assistant Research Professor Candidate Interview on Friday, June 12, 2015: Dr. Fang “Rose” Zhu
  1. Student/Staff/Open Lunch with Candidate (Lunch Provided)    12:00 – 1:00 PM  (FSHN 164 & AMS Upon Request)
  1. Dr. Fang “Rose” Zhu’s will be giving a seminar titled: Deciphering the molecular basis of pesticide resistance to support smarter pest control, in FSHN T101 at 1:00-2:30 PM.  The AMS dial # is 5709308
Please contact Adam Williams (adam.williams@wsu.edu) if you would like to schedule a separate time, as available, with the candidate. EGSA message from Robbie Zinna:  FIRST- We have an event in Pomeroy on Tuesday the 16th. This event will require a bit of driving (2 hrs from Pullman), but you will be paid for the driving, given free food, and you can even stay in a cabin if you want. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO GO TO THIS EVENT, EMAIL ME ASAP WITH A YES OR A NO response. Even if you are OUT OF TOWN in a field site. I need a head count. SECOND- We have an event the same week on Thursday the 18th. This takes place in the evening, in Moscow, so there is no compensation or anything for mileage and probably not any food. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO GO TO THIS EVENT EMAIL ME ASAP WITH A YES OR NO RESPONSE. Even if you are out of town in a field site or extension center. Once again- I need two "yes or no" answers from everybody. "Can you go to an event in Pomeroy, WA on Tuesday June 16th, all day, yes or no?" "Can you go to an event in Moscow, ID, on Thursday June 18th, in the evening, yes or no" Respond to Robbie by the end of the day at:  robert.zinna@wsu.edu   USDA Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory Summer 2015 Seminar Series Potato metabolites: Role in human nutrition and plant disease Presented by:  Roy Navarre, Research Geneticist Wednesday, June 17th, Noon, at the USDA/YARL facility in the large conference room For more info call:  (509) 454-6550 If you would like an AMS connection let Dory know by next Wednesday, June 17th.   Rich Zack was interviewed by Inland 360 for a June 3, 2015, article titled:  Summer dare: Eat a bug and floss your teeth with the legs.  To read the article go to:  http://inland360.com/top-headlines/2015/06/eat-a-bug-and-floss-your-teeth-with-the-legs/   Important information about Alcohol Stores requisitions: Reminder: University Stores is going to convert all Alcohol Stores accounts over to our regular University Stores accounts. Since the state of Washington relinquished control over the sale of alcohol, it is no longer necessary for us to have separate requisition accounts for alcohol. Starting June 1st, the requisition accounts that you are currently using for alcohol will be deleted. You will then be able to use your University Stores requisitions for alcohol purchases. If you would like a separate requisition set up so your department can track your alcohol purchases, contact Carrie Johnson c.johnson@wsu.edu 335-3781 and she will create that requisition for you. Or you can put your alcohol purchases on to any of your existing University Stores requisitions, it is your choice.   Summer Graduate Proposal Writing Series DATES: June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29 TIME: 1-4pm LOCATION: TBD SIGN-UP: http://www.ogrd.wsu.edu/workshops.asp#404 The Summer Graduate Proposal Writing Series will relay the same information normally disseminated during the OGRD’s once-a-semester Graduate Grant Writing Series. Specifically, it will cover searching for and identifying funding opportunities, contacting sponsors, developing a fundable idea, proposal organization and writing style, and the review process. The writing series will also provide students with a chance to receive in-person advice and editing support for their current proposal projects. The first hour and a half of each session will cover the topic of the day and give graduate students a chance to practice what they learn. The second hour and a half will be spent working on individual proposal projects. Students do not have to be currently working on a proposal to register for and attend the writing series. As this is the pilot session of the Summer Graduate Proposal Writing Series, it will be offered free-of-charge to all interested graduate students, with extra incentives for students to stay and help evaluate the program. Specifically, students who attend at least three complete sessions will receive all of the slides from the once-a-semester Graduate Grant Writing Workshops free of charge. All attendees will also receive a packet of handouts from the workshop. Refreshments will be provided at each session. Students who are experienced proposal writers are also encouraged to attend and to help evaluate the program. The structure of the program will give them will plenty of opportunities to share their knowledge with others, and the atmosphere of social facilitation will provide motivation to work on their current projects. June 24 Finding Funding Opportunities and Creating Timelines
  • Types of funding opportunities and opportunity timeline creation
  • 30 minutes of searching and timeline creation
  • Writing and Editing Help
July 1 The Request for Proposal and the Program Director
  • The Request for Proposal and contacting the sponsor
  • 30 minutes to review the RFP and program director contact
  • Writing and Editing Help
July 8 Idea Development and Creating a Review Network
  • How to determine whether your idea has been funded
  • 30 minutes searching for previously funded ideas and putting together a review network
  • 15 minutes writing and 15 minutes reviewing
  • Writing and Editing Help
July 15 Proposal Writing Style
  • Proposal writing style basics
  • Special tips and tricks
  • Writing exercises- 2 sentence challenge
  • Writing and Editing Help
July 22 Proposal Organization
  • Major parts of the proposal- executive summary, narrative, other proposal components
  • Stephen Russell GWSW books
  • Writing and Editing Help
July 29 The Agency Review Process
  • Understanding and writing to your reviewers
  • 30 minutes to research the agency review process
  • Writing and Editing Help
This year’s Beekeeping Workshops are scheduled for July 10-12, 2015. The Beekeeping Short Course will begin with registration and social on Friday July 10th.  The next day’s events will start at 8:00 AM.  The course will cover bee biology, pest/disease identification, colony management, honey bee IPM, and gloveless beekeeping. The format is a combination of instruction and hands on demonstration. Bring a bee veil, comfortable protective clothing, and lots of questions. Instructors are Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab. graduate students.  Registration fees $125 Sunday, July 12, 2015 will be the Queen Rearing workshop.   This workshop emphasize hands on instruction in queen rearing methods, with lecture and demonstrations. Students will be involved in various steps including: setting up cell builders, grafting, and establishing mating nuclei. Both queen right and queen-less systems will be demonstrated. Participants should bring a bee veil and comfortable protective clothing. Instructors are Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab. graduate students. Registration fees $175 For additional information go to:  http://entomology.wsu.edu/blog/event/specialized-beekeeping-courses/   EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Postdoc Research Assoc., Entomology/Insect Ecology, Montana St. Univ., Conrad, MT
  2. Area Citrus Advisor, UC Ag & Natural Resources, UC-Davis, Davis CA
  3. Insectary Production Assistant, ARBICO Organics, Tucson, AZ
  4. Research Entomologist/Research Chemist, USDA/ARS, Gainesville, FL
  5. Postdoc Res Associate/Entomology & Plant Pathology, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  6. Assistant Prof of Entomology-Arthropod Systematics & Biodiversity, Texas A&M, College Station, TX
  7. Assistant Extension Professor of Entomology, Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY  40598
  8. Research Assistant Prof in Entomology, Tuskegee Univ., Tuskegee, AL
  9. Assistant Professor of Pollinator Health, Dept. of Entomology, Pennsylvania  State Univ., University Park, PA
  IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: Students intending to do their final exams during the summer should be aware of these important deadlines: Application for degree must be submitted by May 29, 2015. Final Exam Scheduling form must be submitted by July 17, 2015 The last day to conduct final exams is July 31, 2015 New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/1681-2/. The Entomology Annual Meeting will be August 13 – 14, 2015 in Leavenworth, WA.  

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May 11, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS May 11-22, 2015     ANNOUNCEMENTS: In honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25th, all WSU buildings will be closed.  Enjoy the long weekend.           David James was the subject of a May 10, 2015, WSU News article titled:  Vineyard Natural Habitats Assist with Butterfly Comeback.  To read the article go to:  https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/11/vineyard-natural-habitats-assist-with-butterfly-comeback/. Three ways to attend Blackboard workshops With Angel scheduled to go off-line in August, faculty are encouraged to start preparing their Blackboard Learn course spaces for fall semester. To assist, WSU’s eLearning Services is offering two workshops this week. Faculty can attend in person, online or in videoconference rooms at the branch campuses.

  • Content at 9 a.m. May 20 (Van Doren 108 and by video conference)
  • Communities at 11 a.m. May 21 (webinar)
To sign up for this or future Blackboard workshops, visit the Global Campus eLearning site. If none of these viewing options suits your needs, please contact Nick Webster for alternatives. For more training options, including the drop-in lab and in-office assistance, please visit the LMS Transition website at lmstransition.wsu.edu. And you can always get fast answers by emailing migrationhelp@wsu.edu.   EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Postdoc , USDA-ARS Bee Research Lab., Beltsville, MD
  2. Assistant Professor Arthropod Vector Biology, University of Maine, Orono, ME
  3. Area Extension Specialist/Crop Protection, North  Dakota St., Minot, ND
  4. Research Scientist – Insect Trait Development, DuPont Pioneer, Johnston, IA
  5. Assistant Prof./Nematology, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: Course evaluations are due no later than May 8 in zzusis. Deadline to Submit Final Grades via zzusis Tuesday May 12, 2015 by 5 PM.  See above for instructions. New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/1681-2/. Students intending to do their final exams during the summer should be aware of these important deadlines: Application for degree must be submitted by May 29, 2015. Final Exam Scheduling form must be submitted by July 17, 2015 The last day to conduct final exams is July 31, 2015 This year’s Beekeeping Workshops are scheduled for July 10-12, 2015. The Beekeeping Short Course will begin with registration and social on Friday July 10th.  The next day’s events will start at 8:00 AM.  The course will cover bee biology, pest/disease identification, colony management, honey bee IPM, and gloveless beekeeping. The format is a combination of instruction and hands on demonstration. Bring a bee veil, comfortable protective clothing, and lots of questions. Instructors: Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab. graduate students.  Registration fees $125 Sunday, July 12, 2015 will be the Queen Rearing workshop.   This workshop emphasize hands on instruction in queen rearing methods, with lecture and demonstrations. Students will be involved in various steps including: setting up cell builders, grafting, and establishing mating nuclei. Both queen right and queen-less systems will be demonstrated. Participants should bring a bee veil and comfortable protective clothing. Instructors: Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab. graduate students.  Registration fees $175 The Entomology Annual Meeting will be August 13 – 14, 2015 in Wenatchee.

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May 4, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS:   Q&A from the Grad School/Registrar’s Office:  When would I submit an ‘X’ grade via zzusis? Instructor’s illness or absence. If you are unexpectedly unable to assign grades for your class before the deadline, assign a grade of “X” via zzusis by the deadline.

  • An “X” grade is regarded as a place holder.
  • An “X” grade will prevent a student from graduating.
  • Be sure to submit the grades to the Registrar's Office as soon as possible so that the “X” grade is replaced with a final grade.
  •  Please also keep in mind when entering an “X” grade, Financial Aid views an “X” grade as not satisfactory progress towards the degree. This means that an “X” grade will affect a student’s financial aid status.
I have students who never attended or stopped attending my class.  What grade should I submit via zzusis? Give all students listed in zzusis the grade earned during the term. All names listed should be graded and not left blank.
  •  A student is more likely to take action with an “F” grade than with a blank grade.
  • A blank grade will prevent a student from graduating.
Note: All outstanding incomplete work (including grades of I, X, and blank/no grade) must be completed and posted to the official transcript prior to the conferral of an undergraduate or professional degree.  Deadline to Submit Final Grades via zzusis Tuesday May 12, 2015 by 5pm This year’s Beekeeping Workshops are scheduled for July 10-12, 2015.
  1. The Beekeeping Short Course will begin with registration and social on Friday July 10th.  The next day’s events will start at 8:00 AM.  The course will cover bee biology, pest/disease identification, colony management, honey bee IPM, and gloveless beekeeping. The format is a combination of instruction and hands on demonstration. Bring a bee veil, comfortable protective clothing, and lots of questions. Instructors: Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab. graduate students.  Registration fees $125
  2. Sunday, July 12, 2015 will be the Queen Rearing workshop.   This workshop emphasize hands on instruction in queen rearing methods, with lecture and demonstrations. Students will be involved in various steps including: setting up cell builders, grafting, and establishing mating nuclei. Both queen right and queen-less systems will be demonstrated. Participants should bring a bee veil and comfortable protective clothing. Instructors: Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab. graduate students.  Registration fees $175
  IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: Course evaluations are due no later than May 8 in zzusis. Deadline to Submit Final Grades via zzusis Tuesday May 12, 2015 by 5 PM.  See above for instructions. New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/1681-2/. Students intending to do their final exams during the summer should be aware of these important deadlines: Application for degree must be submitted by May 29, 2015. Final Exam Scheduling form must be submitted by July 17, 2015 The last day to conduct final exams is July 31, 2015 There will be a shutdown of the steam supply in our building on the afternoon of May 18 & 19 (all day).  This event will affect the building heat, domestic hot water, humidifiers, autoclaves and cage washers. They will be removing & re-insulating the steam distribution pipe in the tunnel.  If this is a problem for you contact Mike Lavielle 509-335-9071 michael.lavielle@wsu.edu or Rodger Small 5-1118 rodger@wsu.edu.  

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April 27, 2015

Congratulations to our 2015 Entomology Graduates Doctoral graduates will be hooded, and Master’s graduates will be acknowledged, at the WSU commencement at 3:00 PM on May 9th at the Beasley Coliseum.  They have all worked very hard to reach this accomplishment and we wish them nothing but the best in their future endeavors.   ANNOUNCEMENTS: Allan Felsot was the subject of a April 24, 2015 WSU News Highlights article titled: Tri-Cities professor presents contrasting science about pesticide.  To read the article go to:  https://news.wsu.edu/2015/04/24/tri-cities-professor-presents-contrasting-science-about-pesticide/. The newly elected EGSA officers for 2015-2016 are:  President, Alix Whitener: Vice President, Robert Orpet; Secretary, Courtney Grula;  Treasurer, Jake Asplund; Faculty Liaison, Courtney Grula; Social Media Director, Rachel Olsson; Outreach Coordinator Robbie Zinna.   If you are an elected officer, please keep an eye out for an email from Alix regarding officer training through the university. Additionally, you are expected to contact the officer that held your position from 2014-2015 to receive information regarding your responsibilities. Faculty can begin submitting their grades (including research credits) at any time now. Zzusis Instructions for Final Grade Submission:  (NOTE: Only use Firefox to access instructions in zzusis) can be found on the RONet website under the heading of zzusis FAQs for Faculty.  Step by step, visual instructions for submitting Final grades and uploading spreadsheets can be found in zzusis at Main Menu >zzusis Training > Faculty Center in the folder “Grading in zzusis”.

  • To see the instructions, login to zzusis, and at the Main Menu choose zzusis Training and then Faculty Center.
  • Click on the plus sign next to the Grading in zzusis icon, and then choose the document that you want to view.
  • Choose the first icon named See It! (looks like a play button) at the top of the page. The information will load. You can advance to the next page as quickly as you like by hitting the enter key.
Office of the Registrar,   Phone: (509)335-5346 Use it or lose it (comp time): We have been warned that it will become more difficult to receive an “exemption” from carrying over comp time from one biennium to another. Please plan to have your comp time balances near zero on July 1, or plan to “cash in” your comp time. NOTICE TO ALL MOTOR POOL VEHICLE RENTERS:  Lock It Up! In the past two weeks, we have had two Motor Pool vehicles stolen. After the police investigations, we found that the renters had left the vehicle unlocked and parked unattended overnight. To make matters worse, the key was left inside the unlocked vehicle in BOTH incidents. According to SPPM Motor Vehicle Safety 7.10.9: “Drivers must select well-lit, safe areas, for parking University vehicles, if possible. Place valuable equipment out of view and lock the vehicle when unattended.” All drivers of WSU Motor Pool vehicles MUST be familiar with SPPM 7.10 and BPPM 95.35 before using any of our vehicles and it is the DEPARTMENT’S responsibility to make sure their drivers are familiar with these policies.  According to BPPM Travel 95.35.12 under the Costs Not Included section: “Damage charges. Damage to Motor Pool vehicles from negligence or abuse is charged to the requisitioning department.”  If anything like this happens again in the future and it is found that the driver left the vehicle unlocked (especially if they left the key in the car), the department will be charged for any damage and/or associated costs with retrieving the vehicle.  Dennis Rovetto, Motor Pool   IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: Course evaluations are due no later than May 8 in zzusis. Deadline to Submit Final Grades via zzusis Tuesday May 12, 2015 by 5 PM.  See above for instructions. New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/1681-2/. Skylight survey users should download their data by Feb 28 (Deadline extended) March – May 31, 2015
  • Access to your Skylight surveys will be by request only. Email atl@wsu.eduto initiate request.
  • Allow five to seven business days to process your request.
  • June 2015: Skylight decommissioned.  No archive will be available.
  • Surveys in 2015:  WSU has a license in place for faculty and staff to use Qualtricsfor surveys.  See surveys.wsu.edu for more information.
Students intending to do their final exams during the summer should be aware of these important deadlines: Application for degree must be submitted by May 29, 2015. Final Exam Scheduling form must be submitted by July 17, 2015 The last day to conduct final exams is July 31, 2015 There will be a shutdown of the steam supply in our building on the afternoon of May 18 & 19 (all day).  This event will affect the building heat, domestic hot water, humidifiers, autoclaves and cage washers. They will be removing & re-insulating the steam distribution pipe in the tunnel.  If this is a problem for you contact Mike Lavielle 509-335-9071 michael.lavielle@wsu.edu or Rodger Small 5-1118 rodger@wsu.edu [caption id="attachment_47586" align="alignnone" width="114"]Boyle headshot Natalie Boyle, PhD[/caption] [caption id="attachment_47587" align="alignleft" width="123"]' Cami Jones, PhD[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_47588" align="alignnone" width="98"]kko p Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris, PhD[/caption] [caption id="attachment_47589" align="alignnone" width="111"]pp Adam Strong, PhD[/caption] [caption id="attachment_47590" align="alignnone" width="93"]kk James Hust, MS[/caption] [caption id="attachment_47591" align="alignnone" width="91"]ji Samantha Whiteside, MS[/caption] [caption id="attachment_47593" align="alignnone" width="143"]oi Herma Amalia, Posthumous PhD[/caption]  

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April 20, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Congratulations to Samantha Whiteside who successfully passed her MS final exam. Our last seminar for spring 2015 will be Wednesday, April 29.  Our speaker will be Patrick Old is a Pullman High School senior and a WSU Running Start student.  His talk is titled “Guatemalan Insects and Culture” He has taken a number of WSU Entomology courses including did a Special Topics course this semester and accompanied Rich Zack on a trip to Guatemala.  He will tell us about his experiences.  The AMS dial # is:  5706538   A reminder to those of you who supervise student employees that it is your responsibility to get any keys your student workers were given before they leave for the summer and make sure they are promptly returned to the office. You are invited to join us in celebrating the completion of another successful year and we’re having a BBQ from 11:30-1:30 next Friday, May 1, 2015 in the area between the FSHN & Clark Hall Bldgs. This is a jointly sponsored event with the Animal Science, Entomology Departments and School of Food Science.  We will provide hamburgers and sausages with all the fixins', beverages and table service.  If you will be attending please sign up on the sheet in FSHN 166 or email dory.lohrey-birch@wsu.edu or respond the invitation Adam sent outSo we can know how many to plan for we need you to sign up by Friday, April 24, 2015 today.  Please bring a food item to share.  For suggestions see the sign-up sheet.  For those attending and not bringing a food item for the potluck $5.00 fee is requested. Teaching Faculty:  Please encourage students in your classes to submit their course evaluations by May 8 in zzusis.  See the attached flyer. Deadline to Submit Final Grades via zzusis Tuesday May 12, 2015 by 5pm

  • Final Grade Rosters: Final grade rosters are available now – and they will be updated on the evening of Saturday, May 2nd, based on enrollment changes that have happened in the last two weeks (to include students who have been added to class sections).  Please add any student by this date so that the final grade roster is up to date.
  • Navigation to Final Grade Roster:  Faculty should go to Faculty Center, and then choose the My Schedule tab.  This will present every course for grading.  TAs or others will need to find the Faculty Center by going to Main Menu > Self Service > Faculty Center > My Schedule.
    I am an instructor, TA, or other who is authorized who needs to submit final grades. What do I need?
  • Current FERPA ((Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) certification.  Those whose certification is expired won’t be able to submit grades.  For information, please see www.ronet.wsu.edu and click on FERPA Training.
  • Access for Submitting Final Grades:  Final grade rosters are available to any instructor assigned to the class with grading access.  Others who are authorized to submit final grades for their departments must be added as an instructor in the Instructor / Advisor Table in zzusis, with an effective date prior to the beginning of the term, and assigned to the course in ROOMS, with 0% teaching assignment.
  • What to do if you have problems:  Email the ROTech Area at emtechsupport@lists.wsu.edu, or call ROTech, 335-3819.
Dan Groenendale the Field Research Director for the WSU IR-4 Field Research Center in Doug Walsh's research program was awarded the IR-4 Outstanding Technical Service Award in Portland, OR on April 21. Each year Dan completes an average of 18 Magnitude of Pesticide Residue trials under rigorous standards compliant with GLP (good laboratory practices) standards. Of note were the complicated studies Dan has recently completed on oysters in Willapa Bay and wasabi in a greenhouse in Prosser. Dan is also responsible for about 20 acres of hops at WSU IAREC and he provides substantial assistance to the graduate students in Doug Walsh's research program. Congratulations Dan! Students intending to do their final exams during the summer should be aware of these important deadlines: Application for degree must be submitted by May 29, 2015. Final Exam Scheduling form must be submitted by July 17, 2015 The last day to conduct final exams is July 31, 2015 There will be a shutdown of the steam supply in our building on the afternoon of May 18 & 19 (all day).  This event will affect the building heat, domestic hot water, humidifiers, autoclaves and cage washers. They will be removing & re-insulating the steam distribution pipe in the tunnel.  If this is a problem for you contact Mike Lavielle  509-335-9071 michael.lavielle@wsu.edu or Rodger Small 5-1118 rodger@wsu.edu.   EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Research Associate, Plant Science Dept., South Dakota State Univ, Brookings SD
  2. Research Specialist, Entomology/Plant Pathology Dept., Jackson, TN
  3. Sr. Research Associate-USDA-APHIS-NSHS, Dupont, Johnston, Iowa
  4. Professor & Dept. Head, Entomology Dept., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  5. Visiting Res. Scientist, Dept of Entomology, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: Course evaluations are due no later than May 8 in zzusis. Deadline to Submit Final Grades via zzusis Tuesday May 12, 2015 by 5 PM.  See above for instructions. New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/1681-2/. Skylight survey users should download their data by Feb 28 (Deadline extended) March – May 31, 2015
  • Access to your Skylight surveys will be by request only. Email atl@wsu.eduto initiate request.
  • Allow five to seven business days to process your request.
  • June 2015: Skylight decommissioned.  No archive will be available.
  • Surveys in 2015:  WSU has a license in place for faculty and staff to use Qualtricsfor surveys.  See surveys.wsu.edu for more information.

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April 13, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The next faculty meeting will be April 24th at 11:00 PM in FSHN 164.  AMS# is 5708316 You are invited to join us in celebrating the completion of another successful year and we’re having a BBQ from 11:30-1:30 on May 1, 2015 on the area between the FSHN & Clark Hall Bldgs. This is a jointly sponsored event with the Animal Science, Entomology Departments and School of Food Science.  Provided will hamburgers, sausages with all the fixins', beverages and table service.  If you will be attending please sign up on the sheet in FSHN 166 or email dory.lohrey-birch@wsu.edu or respond the invitation Adam sent out.  So we can know how many to plan for we need to know by Friday, April 24, 2015.  Please bring a food item to share.  For suggestions see the sign-up sheet.  For those attending and not bringing a food item for the potluck $5.00 fee is requested. Congratulations to Alix Whitener who was awarded the Student Leadership Award and earned first place in the PhD Poster Competition at the Pacific Branch of the Entomology meetings held last week in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Kudos to the Entomological Graduate Student Association who were awarded the LEAD award again!  Two years in a row! Congratulations to our Linnaean Games team won second place and $1000 towards travel to the national meeting in Minneapolis. The team members are Robert Orpet, Robert Zinna, Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris and Alix Whitener and Rich Zack is their coach. Congratulations to Cami Jones who passed her PhD exam on Monday, April 13, 2015.  Cami was advised by Jeb Owen. Final and Preliminary exams have been scheduled for: Samantha Whiteside, Monday, April 20, 2015.  AMS#5708519         Seminar is at 10:00 AM in FSHN 354, followed by exam in FSHN 164 at 11:00 AM.    Joseph Schwarz, Friday, April 17, 2015. AMS# 5708315. Research proposal seminar is at 1:00 PM in FSHN 354 followed by the preliminary exam at 2:00 PM in FSHN 164. Copies of student theses are available for perusal on the Entomology SharePoint Announcements/Calendar page.  Just click on the paperclip link.  A hard copy is available in the Entomology Office.  Workshop offers expert advice on course evaluations: Three Washington State University experts are offering a workshop titled “Making Sense of Course Evaluations” at 12:10 p.m. April 21. This interactive workshop takes a research-based approach to course evaluations. It will help faculty better assess information, and provide insight into student feedback.  Presenting are Samantha Swindell, clinical associate professor of psychology, and Becky Dueben and Elizabeth Carney, both assessment specialists at the Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning. The workshop is 12:10 p.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in CUE 518. Lunch will be served. The presentation will also be live-streamed. To attend, visit the WSU eLearning trainings page.  This workshop is part of a series sponsored by the WSU Provost’s Office, WSU Teaching Academy and WSU Global Campus. Previous workshops have covered flipped classrooms, virtual worlds, student engagement, liberating structures, academic integrity, tech tools and concept mapping.   EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Entomologist positions with the US-EPA in various places in the US.
  2. Professor of Environmental Toxicology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  3. Post-Doctoral Research Entomologist, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD
  4. Research Associate, Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS
  5. Assistant Professors and Extension Specialist, Texas A&M, Lubbock, TX
  6. Extension Field Crops Entomologist, Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Paid summer research experience for Undergraduates at Mount St. Helens.  See jobs attachment for details. Please pass the word on to the undergraduates in your classes. The Academic Success & Career Center is hiring tutors for the fall 2015. If you think you would be a great tutor for Entomology or science disciplines contact Alicia Petersen directly at Alicia.petersen@wsu.edu.  To learn what this entails there will be three info sessions available on April 22 12-1 PM, 23 12-1 PM & 28 3:30-4:20 PM in Lighty 180. IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: The last day to schedule Spring 2015 final MS/PhD exams is April 10.  The last day to conduct final exams is April 24, 2015. Spring interim dates are April 27-May 15, 2015. Please save the date of Friday, April 17, 2015, for the second Student Affairs Symposium.  The theme of the Symposium is ‘Transformative Engagement,’ and it will be an all-day event. Faculty meeting will be April 24th at 1:00 PM in FSHN 164.  AMS# is 708316 New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/1681-2/. Skylight survey users should download their data by Feb 28 (Deadline extended) March – May 31, 2015
  • Access to your Skylight surveys will be by request only. Email atl@wsu.eduto initiate request.
  • Allow five to seven business days to process your request.
  • June 2015: Skylight decommissioned.  No archive will be available.
  • Surveys in 2015:  WSU has a license in place for faculty and staff to use Qualtricsfor surveys.  See surveys.wsu.edu for more information.
End of year celebration, May 1, noon time.

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April 6, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Pacific Branch Entomological Society of America meetings are next week April 12-15 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, ID. Next faculty meeting will be April 24th at 1:00 PM in FSHN 164.  AMS# is 708316

  • Congratulations to Adam Strong who passed his PhD exam on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Adam was advised by Jeb Owen.
  • Congratulations Natalie Boyle who passed her PhD on Friday, April 10, 2015.  Natalie was advised by Doug Walsh.
  Final and Preliminary exams have been scheduled for:
  • Cami Jones, Monday, April 13, 2015.  AMS# 5708196 - Seminar is at 12:00 PM in FSHN 354 followed by the exam at 1:00 PM in FSHN 164.
  • Joseph Schwarz, Friday, April 17, 2015. AMS# 5708315. - Research proposal seminar is at 1:00 PM in FSHN 354 followed by the preliminary exam at 2:00 PM in FSHN 164.
  • Samantha Whiteside, Monday, April 20, 2015.  AMS#5708519 - Seminar is at 10:00 AM in FSHN 354, followed by exam in FSHN 164 at 11:00 AM.   
Copies of student theses are available for perusal on the Entomology SharePoint Announcements/Calendar page.  Just click on the paperclip link.  A hard copy is available in the Entomology Office.  Parking Permit Renewal Phase 2 April 11 through April 15 The parking permit online renewal will move into Phase 2 on April 11.  Phase 2 is for current permit holders who are NOT SATISFIED with their current zone permit choice and wish to request a different permit zone and be placed on a waiting list.  To request a different permit zone, please go to http://www.transportation.wsu.edu   and click on “Request a Different Permit Zone”. After all the permit requests have been processed, you will be notified by email to return to the web to purchase your permit during Phase 3 which begins on April 17, 2015.  Note: Based on availability, your new permit choice may or may not be available to purchase.  However, you will still have the option to renew your current permit in Phase 3 and remain on a waiting list for your requested permit. zzusis Use Notification Message:  Enterprise Systems, in collaboration with the security team within WSU Information Services, will be updating the zzusis sign-on page to show an acceptable use notification message. This use notification message will be static text end users can review and will not require any additional steps to sign-on to zzusis. The message will include a link to the ITS and WSU Computing Policies web page, where end users will be able to access and review the policies, regulations and procedures related to WSU computing and network resources. The message will begin to appear starting on Friday, April 10th and will be a permanent fixture on the sign-on page going forward.  The addition of the acceptable use message on the zzusis sign-on page is part of the university efforts to provide information related to the policies that govern access and utilization of university resources. Over the coming months, WSU Information Services will be migrating a consistent use notification message to the sign-on pages used to access other university systems. Missed the Graduation Fair? Students planning to walk in one of Pullman’s Spring Commencement Ceremonies on Saturday, May 9, who are off campus or missed the Grad Fair can register to walk on-line at https://commencement.wsu.edu/ceremony-registration/ Order your cap and gown on-line through Jostens https://secure.jostensonline.com/wsu/.   The last day to register to walk will be Friday, April 17. EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Entomologist, EPA, Arlington, VA
  2. Insect Collection Curator, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  3. Extension Agent, Texas A&M, Muleshoe, TX
The Academic Success & Career Center is hiring tutors for the fall 2015. If you think you would be a great tutor for Entomology or science disciplines contact Alicia Petersen directly at Alicia.petersen@wsu.edu.   IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: The last day to schedule Spring 2015 final MS/PhD exams is April 10.  The last day to conduct final exams is April 24, 2015. Spring interim dates are April 27-May 15, 2015. Please save the date of Friday, April 17, 2015, for the second Student Affairs Symposium.  The theme of the Symposium is ‘Transformative Engagement,’ and it will be an all-day event. New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/1681-2/. Skylight survey users should download their data by Feb 28 (Deadline extended) March – May 31, 2015
  • Access to your Skylight surveys will be by request only. Email atl@wsu.eduto initiate request.
  • Allow five to seven business days to process your request.
  • June 2015: Skylight decommissioned.  No archive will be available.
  • Surveys in 2015:  WSU has a license in place for faculty and staff to use Qualtricsfor surveys.  See surveys.wsu.edu for more information.
End of year celebration, May 1, noon time – as a BBQ potluck style as in years past (family guest welcome)

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March 30, 2015

Announcements: The EGSA Insect Expo is scheduled for Saturday April 4 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Ensminger PavilionThis is a great family friendly community event that our students put a lot of work into.  Pass the word on to your friends with children. Congratulations to Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris who successfully passed her PhD Exam on Wednesday April 1, 2015. Copies of student theses are available for perusal on the Entomology SharePoint Announcements/Calendar page.  Just click on the paperclip link.  A hard copy is available in the Entomology Office.  Final and Preliminary exams have been scheduled for:

  • Adam Strong on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 AMS#: 5707132. - Seminar is at 12:00 PM in FSHN 354 followed by the exam at 1:00 PM in FSHN 164.
  • Natalie Boyle on Friday, April 10, 2015  5708314. - Seminar is at 12:00 PM in FSHN 354 followed by the exam at 1:00 PM in FSHN 164.
  • Cami Jones, Monday, April 13, 2015  5708196 - Seminar is at 12:00 PM in FSHN 354 followed by the exam at 1:00 PM in FSHN 164.
  • Joseph Schwarz, Friday, April 17, 2015  5708315. - Research proposal seminar is at 1:00 PM in FSHN 354 followed by the preliminary exam at 2:00 PM in FSHN 164.
There will be a Scientific Product Show sponsored by University Stores on Tuesday, April 7th from 11-1 in Biotechnology/Life Sciences Bldg. Rm. 402.  Refreshments will be served and there will lots of door prizes.  See attachment for more details. Doug Walsh and Laura Lavine would like to invite you all to attend a memorial celebration of Herma Amalia’s life on April 9 in the Ensminger Pavilion from 11 am to 1 pm. The first hour will be a chance for us to share our memories of Herma. We will have a reception to follow. Please share this with anyone you think might like to attend. GPSA Spring 2015 Travel and Registration Grants application deadline is April 10, 2015.   Go to http://studentinvolvement.orgsync.com/org/gpsa/Travel for forms, instructions and more info. Congratulations to Carrie Foss who is the recipient of an International IPM Award of Recognition given at the 8th International IPM Symposium held this past week in Salt Lake City. The announcement is online (http://ipmcenters.org/ipmsymposium15/awards.html)The International IPM Awards of Recognition recipients are individuals or teams who have demonstrated their role in enhancing IPM in the area of implementation, team building, and integration across pests, systems & disciplines in a local or regional effort. This group of awardees is devoted to IPM and deserves special recognition. Ms. Carrie Foss serves as the Urban IPM Director based at Puyallup Research and Extension Center of Washington State University (WSU). She manages the WSU Urban IPM Program in western Washington which includes the WSU IPM Certification Program for Landscape and Turf Professionals, and the Structural Pest Research and Demonstration Facility. Washington State has the largest number of IPM STAR certified schools, largely due to Ms. Foss's efforts. Ms. Foss serves on several significant committees working to facilitate IPM efforts in her state, as part of a Western Region School IPM and Western Region Housing IPM effort, as well as using a team approach to build a national infrastructure and support system. Ms. Foss has been very successful in developing partnerships with industry, state, tribal and federal agencies, as well as broad teams of stakeholders pertinent to the effort. Washington State was selected by the U.S. EPA coordinated team of IPM experts to pilot a statewide school IPM implementation effort that will have national benefits. They were chosen largely due to the strong team Ms. Foss had established and the novel and innovative approaches used in Washington resulting in long-term sustainable success. Ms. Carrie Foss was nominated by a national team consisting of members from the Land Grant Institutions, state governments, industry associations, and IPM advocacy agencies. This year’s E. Paul Catts Lecture will be given by guest speaker Dr. Claire Kremen, Professor and Faculty member at the University of California Berkeley.  She is also the Co-Director of the Berkeley Food Institute and the Director of the Center for Diversified Farming Systems.  Her presentation is titled A Bee’s Eye Perspective on Sustainable Agriculture. Please join the department on April 9, 2015 for the events:  Reception: in CUE* 518, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Lecture:  in CUE* 203 6:00p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner at Banyans with Dr. Kremen, and Entomology colleagues, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Dinner is $30.00 per person. Send inquiries and RSVP requests to entomology.office@wsu.edu by April 3, 2015 for confirmation.  Dr. Kremen will also be giving a special lecture in the Entomology Department at noon on Friday, April 10, in FSHN 354.   The E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture honors Dr. Paul Catts who was revered as an excellent teacher, public speaker and artist. The lectureship was endowed in 2001; major contributors included Ann B. Catts, Elizabeth Beers, Frank Peryea, and John and Ruth Brown. See the attached flyer for more information about the event.  For more information about Dr. Kremen go to:  http://nature.berkeley.edu/kremenlab/.  New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/1681-2/.  WSU will follow prohibition on public travel to Indiana By Kathy Barnard, University Communications PULLMAN, Wash. – In accordance with a statewide directive issued by Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday, all state-funded travel by Washington State University to the state of Indiana is prohibited as long as the recently approved Religious Freedom Restoration Act exists in its current form. “Washington State University’s commitment to mutual respect and inclusion for all people is deep and unwavering,” said WSU President Elson S. Floyd. “This ban is a way to communicate our concern and disagreement to the leaders of Indiana.”  Inslee called the Indiana law “disturbing, particularly at a time when more and more states and people in America are embracing civil rights for everyone. Washington will join other states and cities in opposing this law, and I will impose an administration-wide ban on state funded travel to Indiana.  “… We in Washington stand for equality,” he said. “I applaud those companies and organizations that have spoken out against the law and said they would not locate or expand operations.”  Questions about the prohibition at WSU should be channeled through area finance officers.   EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  • Keeper/Invertebrates, San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
  • Postdoc in Applied Insect Ecology and Remote Sensing, UC-Davis, Davis CA
  • Assist., Assoc., or Prof – Peanut Production Specialist, Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC
  • Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Texas A&M, Lubbock, TX
  • Senior Research Support Specialist, State University of New York, Syracuse, NY
  • Entomologist, USDA-Forest Service, Fairbanks, AK
  IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: A WSU OGRD Graduate Grant Writing Workshop will be held on March 28 (Saturday) between 9 am – 5 pm. To sign up, please visit the website. Once students arrive at the website they need to sign up at the bottom of the workshop description. Students can also set up one-on-one meetings with Hannah Merley with assistance in funding searches, proposal editing, and an explanation of the submission process.  March 30 will be the deadline for our 2015 “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions. EGSA Insect Expo, Saturday April 4 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Ensminger Pavilion.
  1. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture events are on April 9, 2015:
Reception in CUE* 518, 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.; Lecture:  in CUE* 203 6:00p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner at Banyans with Dr. Kremen, and Entomology colleagues, 7:30p.m. - 9:00p.m. *Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) Building The last day to schedule Spring 2015 final MS/PhD exams is April 10.  The last day to conduct final exams is April 24, 2015. Spring interim dates are April 27-May 15, 2015. Skylight survey users should download their data by Feb 28 (Deadline extended) March – May 31, 2015
  • Access to your Skylight surveys will be by request only. Email atl@wsu.edu to initiate request.
  • Allow five to seven business days to process your request.
  • June 2015: Skylight decommissioned.  No archive will be available.
  • Surveys in 2015:  WSU has a license in place for faculty and staff to use Qualtrics for surveys.  See surveys.wsu.edu for more information.
Mom’s Weekend is April 10-12, 2015. Please save the date of Friday, April 17, 2015, for the second Student Affairs Symposium.  The theme of the Symposium is ‘Transformative Engagement,’ and it will be an all-day event. LAST DAY to take a final exam & graduate with May 2015 Class:  Friday, April 24, 2015. End of year celebration, May 1, noon time.  

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March 23, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The next Entomology Dept. faculty meeting will be April 24th at 11:00 AM. A memorial service for Herma Amalia will be at the Ensminger Pavilion on April 9th from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, more information will be forth coming. Congratulations to James Hust who passed his MS final exam on March 24, 2015. Exams have been scheduled for:

  1. Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris on Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Her seminar will be given at 12:10 (Entomology Seminar time) AMS # is  5706538. The  AMS# for her PhD exam is 5708092
  1. Adam Strong on Wednesday, April 8, 2015
  2. Natalie Boyle on Friday, April 10, 2015
  3. Cami Jones Monday, April 13, 2015
  4. Joseph Schwarz will be taking his preliminary exam on Friday, April 17, 2015
A big congratulations to Robbie Zinna who won 2nd place in the campus wide 3 Minute Thesis competition that was held on Thursday, March 26th.   He was the winner of the CAHNRS competition. A very nice monetary award comes with this recognition.  This is the second year for this competition at WSU. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland. Ph.D. students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT is not an exercise in trivializing or ‘dumbing-down’ research, but challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience. The EGSA Insect Expo is scheduled for Saturday April 4 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Ensminger PavilionThis is a great family friendly community event that our students put a lot of work into.  Pass the word on to your friends with children. Reminder:  March 30 will be the deadline for our 2015 “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions.   These two awards will be respectively supported by the Robert and Mary Lou Harwood and Howard and Hermina Hallgarth scholarship endowments.  The "Student of the Year" award will be given in recognition of the student’s academic achievements and scholarly service contributions. The “Paper of the Year" be awarded in recognition an exceptional manuscript with a student as lead author. For consideration of this award, the paper must be accepted for publication or has appeared in print over the 12 months preceding the March 30 application deadline. Application for this award includes an additional requirement:  A copy of the manuscript, along with a copy of the letter (email) from the journal indicating the paper has been accepted for publication.  Starting this year, there will be two graduate fellowship research awards supported by the Errett Deck Fellowship ($2,500 each).  Errett and Evelyn Deck created this fellowship to advance excellence in graduate research to “protect and promote production agriculture through effective pest control.”  These fellowships will support expansion of a student's research project. This year’s E. Paul Catts Lecture will be given by guest speaker Dr. Claire Kremen, Professor & Faculty member at the University of California Berkeley and is Co-Director of the Berkeley Food Institute Environmental Sciences Policy & Management.  Her presentation is titled A Bee’s Eye Perspective on Sustainable Agriculture Please join the department on April  9, 2015 for the events:  Reception: in CUE* 518, 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.; Lecture:  in CUE* 203 6:00p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner at Banyans with Dr. Kremen, and Entomology colleagues, 7:30p.m. - 9:00p.m.  Dinner is $30.00 per person Send inquiries and RSVP requests to entomology.office@wsu.edu by April 3, 2015 for confirmation.  Dr. Kremen will also be giving a special lecture in the Entomology Department at noon on Friday, April 10, in FSHN 354.   The E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture honors Dr. Paul Catts who was revered as an excellent teacher, public speaker and artist. The lectureship was endowed in 2001; major contributors included Ann B. Catts, Elizabeth Beers, Frank Peryea, and John and Ruth Brown. See the attached  flyer for more information about the event.  For more information about Dr. Kremen go to:  http://nature.berkeley.edu/kremenlab/ Save the date:  We are planning on May 1 for our end of the year celebration event.  More details to come.  SUBLEASE NEEDED - Pullman, WA - One Bedroom/One Bath Apartment is available for immediate move in. The apartment is located on Terre View Dr. at the Campus Commons North building. It is a top floor apartment, with a deck and dishwasher.  Rent is $640 a month with amenities such as free tanning, rec room, gym, and indoor/outdoor pools. It is a safe and friendly neighborhood! Contact Chandra Reynolds at (206) 227- 6053 or chandra_reynolds@hotmail.com  for more details.  Chandra is leaving us to relocate to the west side.   EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  • Research Associate, Entomology, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Vineland Research & Innovation Centre, Vineland Station, Ontario, Canada
  • Environmental Scientist III, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Franklin, KY
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Entomology & Plant Pathology, Univ. of Tennessee, Jackson
  • Research Scientist II/Urban Entomologist, Eurofins Co., Mebane, NC
IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: A WSU OGRD Graduate Grant Writing Workshop will be held on March 28 (Saturday) between 9 am – 5 pm. To sign up, please visit the website. Once students arrive at the website they need to sign up at the bottom of the workshop description. Students can also set up one-on-one meetings with Hannah Merley with assistance in funding searches, proposal editing, and an explanation of the submission process. March 30 will be the deadline for our 2015 “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions. EGSA Insect Expo, Saturday April 4 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Ensminger Pavilion. See attached flyers. A memorial service for Herma Amalia’s will be at Ensminger Pavilion April 9th from 11-1 pm, more information will be forth coming.
  1. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture events are on April 9, 2015:
Reception in CUE* 518, 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.; Lecture:  in CUE* 203 6:00p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner at Banyans with Dr. Kremen, and Entomology colleagues, 7:30p.m. - 9:00p.m. * Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) Building The last day to schedule Spring 2015 final MS/PhD exams is April 10.  The last day to conduct final exams is April 24, 2015. Spring interim dates are April 27-May 15, 2015. Skylight survey users should download their data by Feb 28 (Deadline extended) March – May 31, 2015
  • Access to your Skylight surveys will be by request only. Email atl@wsu.eduto initiate request.
  • Allow five to seven business days to process your request.
  • June 2015: Skylight decommissioned.  No archive will be available.
  • Surveys in 2015:  WSU has a license in place for faculty and staff to use Qualtricsfor surveys.  See surveys.wsu.edu for more information.
Mom’s Weekend is April 10-12, 2015. Please save the date of Friday, April 17, 2015, for the second Student Affairs Symposium.  The theme of the Symposium is ‘Transformative Engagement,’ and it will be an all-day event. LAST DAY to take a final exam & graduate with May 2015 Class:  Friday, April 24, 2015.  

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March 16, 2015

Announcements

Our hearts were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Herma Amalia on March 16, 2015. Herma apparently drowned in the surf on Waikiki beach.  There are no words adequate to express our loss.  Herma’s smiling countenance was known to all and her friendship to many in Entomology was a blessing.  We will provide further information as it becomes available.  WSU provided the following information: The Employee Assistance Program is available to current faculty and staff, including graduate students on assistantship, and offers individual and group counseling. There is a local EAP office located on the Pullman campus and can be reached at 509-335-5759. For employees not located in Pullman, they can utilize the Washington Department of Personnel Employee Assistance Program. To access EAP, employees can call 1-877-313-4455. EAP can also come in and do a group session if desired just let us know. Note that the Pullman EAP office is closed for spring break but will reopen March 23rd. http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20150318_Medical_examiner_identifies_Waikiki_drowning_victim.html?id=296763941 This year’s E. Paul Catts Lecture will be given by guest speaker Dr. Claire Kremen, Professor & Faculty member at the University of California Berkeley and is Co-Director of the Berkeley Food Institute Environmental Sciences Policy & Management.  Her presentation is titled A Bee’s Eye Perspective on Sustainable Agriculture Please join the department on April  9, 2015 for the events:  Reception: in CUE* 518, 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.; Lecture:  in CUE* 203 6:00p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner at Banyans with Dr. Kremen, and Entomology colleagues, 7:30p.m. - 9:00p.m. Dinner is $30.00 per person Send inquiries and RSVP requests to entomology.office@wsu.edu by April 3, 2015 for confirmation. Dr. Kremen will also be giving a special lecture to the Entomology Department at noon on Friday, April 10, in FSHN 354. The E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture honors Dr. Paul Catts who was revered as an excellent teacher, public speaker and artist. The lectureship was endowed in 2001; major contributors included Ann B. Catts, Elizabeth Beers, Frank Peryea, and John and Ruth Brown. See the attached  flyer for more information about the event.  For more information about Dr. Kremen go to:  http://nature.berkeley.edu/kremenlab/ 2015 WSU President’s Award nominations now open Nomination and application forms are now open for the 2015 WSU President’s Award for Leadership Since 1996, the President’s Award has been an honor bestowed annually to students and others who advance leadership and engagement at WSU and beyond. Recipients of this prestigious award demonstrate exceptional leadership and service to the university and the community or support leadership development and engagement of WSU students. The 2015 award categories are student, student group, faculty or staff, and community organization.  To select the awardees, a committee of faculty, staff and students will review applicants by considering each within the framework of the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, specifically with respect to these qualities: consciousness of self, congruence, commitment, collaboration, common purpose, controversy with civility, citizenship, and change.  Award recipients will be honored at the Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction (LEAD) event on April 23, 2015 at 5 PM. In addition to the presentation of the President’s Award, the LEAD program will feature the inauguration of the next year’s ASWSU and GPSA officers, a gallery of student leadership, a reception with light refreshments, and a guest speaker. All are welcome to attend the annual event. The LEAD event and President’s Award are presented in partnership by Student Involvement and the Center for Civic Engagement. Student nominations were due March 8, 2015. Student applications and nominations for student groups, community organizations and faculty or staff are due March 22, 2015.  Visit lead.wsu.edu to learn more. Natural Resource Conservation Endowment Fund 2015 graduate student competition 2015 Natural Resource Conservation Endowment Fund (NRCEF) provides seed money for supporting research and projects 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. The work should be oriented toward practical application of theory rather than strictly theory-oriented research to provide public uses or participants with a maximum opportunity to benefit. Currently enrolled graduate students in good standing with the Graduate School are eligible as an individual or graduate students group may apply.  Interdisciplinary and collaborative proposals in such areas as education, psychology, sociology, environmental engineering, sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences are encouraged. Deadline:  5 p.m., Friday, April 10.  For more information and application guidelines go to http://www.ogrd.wsu.edu or contact Nancy Shrope at nshrope@wsu.edu or Hannah Merley at hannah.merley@wsu.edu. The Genomics Core at WSU, Spokane announces a pilot grant competition program sponsored by Illumina, Inc.  This grant is intended to support researchers’ next-generation sequencing projects.  All independent investigators across WSU campuses are eligible to apply.  Winners will be awarded a free library prep kit of their choices, a value ranging from $500 to $10,000.  Please visit the core’s website for detailed information at:   http://labs.wsu.edu/genomicscore/.  Proposals are due April 10, 2015 and award notifications will go out on April 24, 2015.The newly established Genomics Core is now ready to provide sequencing-related services to WSU researchers.  Please contact us for free consultations about your sequencing projects. For more info contact:  Ben Liu, Ph.D., WSU Spokane College of Medical Sciences, 509-368-6741, yiyong.liu@wsu.edu

Employment

  1. Research position, Asian citrus psyllid monitoring & management, UC-Riverside, Riverside CA
  2. Extension Educator-Vegetable Specialist, Univ. Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  3. Soybean Doctoral Fellowship, Mississippi State Univ., Starkville, MS
  4. Entomologist/Honeybee Scientist, Land O’Lakes Corp., Gray Summit, MO
  5. Entomology Post-Doctoral Associate, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  6. Professor & Department Head, Entomology, Commonwealth of Virginia, Montgomery, VA

Important dates to know

3rd Annual CAHNRS Honors A night among the stars:  Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the SEL Event Center - 5:00 PM Reception and Silent Auction; 6:00 PM DinnerThe address for  the SEL Event Center is 1825 Schweitzer Drive, Pullman, WA. Register by March 10 at www.go.wsu.edu/cahnrs-honors. Additional guests are welcome or contact Janet McGough    509-335-8010 – mcgough@wsu.edu.  $25/Adults • $10/Children. A WSU OGRD Graduate Grant Writing Workshop will be held on March 28 (Saturday) between 9 am – 5 pm. To sign up, please visit the website. Once students arrive at the website they need to sign up at the bottom of the workshop description. Students can also set up one-on-one meetings with Hannah Merley with assistance in funding searches, proposal editing, and an explanation of the submission process. Graduation Fair on Wednesday & Thursday, March 25-26, 2015 from 9 AM to 5 PM at Lewis Alumni Center. March 30 will be the deadline for our 2015 “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions.
  1. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture events are on April 9, 2015:
Reception in CUE* 518, 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.; Lecture:  in CUE* 203 6:00p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner at Banyans with Dr. Kremen, and Entomology colleagues, 7:30p.m. - 9:00p.m. * Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) Building The last day to schedule Spring 2015 final MS/PhD exams is April 10.  The last day to conduct final exams is April 24, 2015. Spring interim dates are April 27-May 15, 2015. Skylight survey users should download their data by Feb 28 (Deadline extended) March – May 31, 2015
  • Access to your Skylight surveys will be by request only. Email atl@wsu.edu to initiate request.
  • Allow five to seven business days to process your request.
  • June 2015: Skylight decommissioned.  No archive will be available.
  • Surveys in 2015:  WSU has a license in place for faculty and staff to use Qualtrics for surveys. See surveys.wsu.edu for more information.
Mom’s Weekend is April 10-12, 2015. Please save the date of Friday, April 17, 2015, for the second Student Affairs Symposium.  The theme of the Symposium is ‘Transformative Engagement,’ and it will be an all-day event. Last day to take a final exam & graduate with May 2015 Class:  Friday, April 24, 2015.

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March 9, 2015

Announcements

There will be no Wednesday Seminar on March 18 because of Spring Break. Congratulations to Robbie Zinna who won $1000 for winning the 3 Minute Thesis Competition in CAHNRS today!  He will represent CAHNRS at the University level in two weeks. Congratulations to Si-Pei Liu who completed her non-thesis MS program.  She is headed to Germany to enter a PhD program at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena to work on a wingless insect evolution project. Our Apiculture Lab is looking for a honey bee research assistant/beekeeper for this season.  Duties are to:  Assist with all aspects of honey bee field research.  Build equipment with power tools.  Clean and stack equipment.  Check colonies.  Feed bees.  Move hives on and off trucks.  Mow and weed whack grass.  Process honey. Work during the spring is inside and out depending on weather.  Work during the summer is mainly outdoors in the field all day. Work during the winter is mainly inside the bee building, but may include short trips to the hives to check and feed or move hives to other locations. Requirements:  Able to work with live honey bees (stinging insects).  Able to lift 30-40 lbs repeatedly.  Ability to get to bee building at the end of Grimes Way (Laboratory Animal Resources Bldg).  Hours:  Part- or full-time during summer; M-F hours variable. Part-time during semester; M-F during business hours.   Apply through Couglink.org.  Starting wage $10.50.   Please pass the word to those of you working with students who may be looking for summer work.  Contact Kinkade Sunderland-Herrin at k.sunderland-herrin@wsu.edu if you have questions. Industry representatives from CHS invited CAHNRS to compete with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at University of Idaho for their annual food drive (see attachment).  Members of the CAHNRS Student Senate will be collecting food to donate to local food banks until March 20th.  This is a friendly competition with three rewards for participation: 1) We as a collective have an opportunity to support our communities; 2) Students join together across campuses in a servant leader effort; 3) the campus that donates the most food gets bragging rights on the Palouse.   Please support this great cause by bringing donated food items to the following locations. If you have questions please contact the Jenica Hagler (jenica.hagler@wsu.edu), the CAHNRS Student Senate Coordinator for this event.  Bring food donations to the boxes in the Entomology Office or Food Science Office by next Thursday March 19. Reminder! Call for Photo Salon Entries! 2015 PBESA Annual Meeting - April 12-15, 2015 - Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Deadline for photo salon entries: March 22, 2015 Must be an ESA member, but meeting attendance not required!  It’s time to get cameras out, unload those memory cards, show off your best bug photos and win some cash! It’s the 2015 PBESA Photo Salon!  Every year after the show, we hear people say “Oh man! I should have submitted the photo of…” Well, now’s the time! If you’ve got images, we want ‘em!  The photo salon is not all about competition - it’s about showing other entomology folks your photos from the past year! (see attachment) Spring 2015 Graduation Fair Students planning to walk in one of the Pullman Commencement Ceremonies on Saturday, May 9th should plan to attend the Grad Fair at the Alumni Centre.  It will be held on Wednesday & Thursday, March 25-26, 2015 from 9AM to 5PM.  The Grad Fair is an opportunity for all potential graduates to check degree applications, register to walk, pick up a cap and gown, order announcements, purchase a class ring or diploma frame, register with the Alumni Association and visit with other WSU offices such as; Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and International Programs. Rental prices are as follows: Bachelor’s $47.94, Master’s $74.92, Doctoral $97.00. If you are unable to attend the Grad Fair or are off campus you may order your cap and gown directly on-line at Jostens beginning Friday, March 27th through April 7th. The cost will increase to include shipping. WSU Student Involvement is inviting you to nominate your student organization for the 2015 Presidential LEAD Awards. Your organization has accomplished many things this year and deserves recognition. Applications are due next Sunday, March 22 and can be filled out here: https://orgsync.com/36888/forms/134962 Your organization would be a great fit for one of the following categories:
  • Cultural Impact
  • Educational and Community Impact
  • Outstanding Event
  • Collaboration Award
  • Outstanding Advisor
Please let Molly Gagnon know if you have any questions.  Go Cougs! WSU Marketing Coordinator, Student Involvement P: (509) 335-1359 | molly.gagnon@wsu.edu | CUB 320 Pullman, WA 99164-7204 The Cub Scout Day Camp is looking local help with a presentation on flying insects.   The theme this year is Take Flight and we are looking at things that fly from rockets to planes to insects.  I am wondering if anyone has a presentation of flying insects that might be interested in spending the day talking about them and hopefully, showing them some.  It would be a full day of it as we have stations set up with rotations and I would have the insects be one of our rotations.   The rotations are 45 mins. each and there would be 6 of them throughout the day.  If the presentation did not go for 45 mins., there are other activities that I can also add to that rotation.  We usually plan on around 140 boys ages 7 - 10. Would you please let me know as soon as possible if this is something that might possibly be doable?  The date would be either Wed. or Thurs., June 17th or 18th, whatever might work with someone’s schedule.  Contact Candy Field at candy.field@hotmail.com if you are willing to do a presentation. If you were a 2014 Flexible Spending Account (FSA) participant and still have funds remaining in your 2014 account, you have until March 15 to incur expenses to claim for last year’s account. Who’s Eligible? If you are enrolled in a Classic or Value medical plan for 2015, or waived your WSU medical coverage for the 2015 plan year, you are eligible to make claims during this grace period. If you elected to enroll in a CDHP/HSA for 2015, you are NOT eligible for the annual grace period and you had until December 31, 2014 to use your 2014 FSA funds. How Do I Participate? To participate in the annual grace period, you must submit all eligible expenses accrued between January 1, 2014 and March 15, 2015 for 2014 FSA reimbursement no later than March 31, 2015. After that date, any funds left in your 2014 account will be forfeited to the plan administrator.  To submit your claim(s), you may  logon to your account and submit your claim online at http://pebb.flex-plan.com/home/default.aspx, or 3) utilize your Flexi-Card. If using the Flexi-Card, Flex-Plan Services will first apply charges to any funds left in your 2014 account before using the 2015 account, provided you enrolled in an FSA again this year. If you have any questions, please contact Flex-Plan Services at 800-669-3539 and speak to a PEBB Customer Service Representative or visit the above mentioned website. Human Resource Services, 509-335-4521, hrs@wsu.edu. How to series….publish high-quality research Workshop The probability of getting published rests on three kinds of quality: 1) the quality of the ideas at the heart of the manuscript; 2) the quality of the methods and empirical findings supporting those ideas; 3) and the quality of the initial submission and subsequent promotion. To help academics gain success, this workshop will offer a systematic approach to conducting and reporting high-quality research that maximizes chances of getting published in the top journals of the field, including a process model for publishing high-quality research with implications for graduate training.  Facilitator: Dr. Jeff Joireman, Associate Professor of Marketing at Washington State University and co-author of How to Publish High-Quality Research. Registration Link: http://www.ogrd.wsu.edu/workshops.asp When: Wednesday, March 25   Time: 12:00-1 p.m.   Where: OGRD, Neill Hall, ETC, Room 416

Employment

  1. Professor & Head, Dept of Entomology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA  24061
  2. Postgraduate Researcher, Biological Control of Asian Citrus Phyllid, UC-Riverside, Riverside, CA
  3. Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Entomology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  4. National Program Leader (Specialty Crops, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD
  5. Postdoctoral Researcher, Insect evolution and Integrated Pest Management, South Dakota Univ, Brookings, SD
  6. Assistant Professor: Biology (Entomology Invertebrate zoology, Univ. of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD

Important Dates To Know

The 2015 Presidents Award for Leadership applications and nominations are due March 22, 2015 3rd Annual CAHNRS Honors A night among the stars THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015 - 5:00 PM Reception and Silent Auction       6:00 PM Dinner SEL Event Center,    1825 Schweitzer Drive, Pullman, WA 99163 Register by March 10 at www.go.wsu.edu/cahnrs-honors. $25/Adults • $10/Children. Additional guests are welcome. Or Contact Janet McGough    509-335-8010 – mcgough@wsu.edu A WSU OGRD Graduate Grant Writing Workshop will be held on March 28 (Saturday) between 9am - 5pm. To sign up, please visit the website. Once students arrive at the website they need to sign up at the bottom of the workshop description. Students can also set up one-on-one meetings with Hannah Merley with assistance in funding searches, proposal editing, and an explanation of the submission process. Graduation Fair on Wednesday & Thursday, March 25-26, 2015 from 9AM to 5PM at Lewis Alumni Center. March 30 will be the deadline for our 2015 “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions. The last day to schedule Spring 2015 final MS/PhD exams is April 10.  The last day to conduct final exams is April 24, 2015. Spring interim dates are April 27-May 15, 2015. Skylight survey users should download their data by Feb 28 (Deadline extended) March – May 31, 2015
  • Access to your Skylight surveys will be by request only. Email atl@wsu.eduto initiate request.
  • Allow five to seven business days to process your request.
  • June 2015: Skylight decommissioned.  No archive will be available.
  • Surveys in 2015:  WSU has a license in place for faculty and staff to use Qualtrics for surveys.  See surveys.wsu.edu for more information
Mom’s Weekend is April 10-12, 2015. Please save the date of Friday, April 17, 2015, for the second Student Affairs Symposium.  The theme of the Symposium is ‘Transformative Engagement,’ and it will be an all-day event. Last day to take a final exam & graduate with May 2015 Class:  Friday, April 24, 2015.

Visit the website

February 16, 2015

Announcements

Our Wednesday seminar speaker on February 25th will be Todd Murray.  Todd is a WSU Extension Educator & Director of the Skaminia County Extension Program.  Todd graduated with a master’s degree from WSU Entomology in 1996.  His seminar is titled:   For more information on Todd Murray go to: http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Todd-Murray/92731982. Do a WSU website search, or a google search, for Todd Murray and you will find numerous publications by him and news articles about him. The work of Steve Sheppard and Paul Stamets was featured in a WSU news article on Feb. 17, 2015 titled: Can Mushrooms save the honey bee? To read the complete article go to:  http://crosscut.com/2015/02/can-mushrooms-save-honeybee/. Liquidation of Compensatory Time Business Policies and Procedures Manual 60.59 requires unused compensatory (comp) time be paid in cash at the end of the biennium unless an exception is approved by the appointing authority. Employees should liquidate unused compensatory time by June 30, 2015. Cash payment of accrued compensatory time will be processed through Payroll Services using time report forms. Refer to BPPM 60.59 for more information regarding overtime eligible employees or contact Human Resource Services at 335-4521. CAHNRS Dean Ron Mittelhammer announced that Chris Johnson will be joining CAHNRS as the new CAHNRS Finance Director, beginning Monday, March 16, 2015. As CAHNRS Finance Director and chief financial officer, Chris will advise and assist in the planning, integration, and control of all College’s financial resources, with special emphasis on the development of appropriate strategies to implement key components of the CAHNRS strategic plan.  Chris comes to WSU with an MBA, Bachelors of Arts in International relations, and over 16 years of leadership and fiscal experience. He has worked as the Deputy Executive Director at the Port of Anacortes, in various leadership positions within the Washington State Auditor’s Office, and as an adjunct faculty at Western Washington University. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 President’s Award for Leadership Award categories include: student | student group | faculty or staff | community organization March 8, 2015: Student nominations due March 22, 2015: Student applications and all other nominations due Since 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 23, 2015 PULLMAN, Wash. – Information Technology Services (ITS) will implement a new email protection service provided by ProofPoint on Tuesday, Feb. 24. ProofPoint Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) will check email messages for malicious URLs and/or attachments as they come into the Washington State University central email system.  For more info go to:  https://news.wsu.edu/2015/02/18/new-email-protection-service-to-be-implemented-feb-24/#.VOUzUP10xD8  

Employment

See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Global Technical Manager-Pest Management, Syngenta Corp., Basel, CH Switzerland
  2. Assistant Professor, Oregon State Univ. Central Point Research & Extension Center, Central Point, OR
  3. Entomologist III, State of Hawaii, Hilo, HI
  4. Research Molecular Biologist/Research Entomologist, ARS, Manhattan, KS
  5. Entomologist/Honeybee Scientist, Land O’Lakes Inc, Gray Summit, MO
  6. Extension Agent I-III, Univ. of Florida, Jackson, FL

Important dates to know

2015 Wiley Research Exposition Friday, February 20, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Compton Union Building, Pullman. Skylight survey users should download their data by Feb 28 (Deadline extended) March – May 31, 2015
  • Access to your Skylight surveys will be by request only. Email atl@wsu.eduto initiate request.
  • Allow five to seven business days to process your request.
  • June 2015: Skylight decommissioned.  No archive will be available.
  • Surveys in 2015:  WSU has a license in place for faculty and staff to use Qualtrics for surveys.  See surveys.wsu.edu for more information.
The Office of International Programs and the Office of Research would like to announce the Third Annual International Research Travel Award application process is now open for 2015.  All proposals are due by March 1, 2015. Dave Crowder and Elias Bloom will be presenters at an Extension Webinar on March 10, 2014.  For more info and to register go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/281474113 3rd Annual CAHNRS Honors A night among the stars THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015 - 5:00 PM Reception and Silent Auction       6:00 PM Dinner SEL Event Center,    1825 Schweitzer Drive, Pullman, WA 99163 Register by March 10 at www.go.wsu.edu/cahnrs-honors. $25/Adults • $10/Children. Additional guests are welcome. Or Contact Janet McGough    509-335-8010 – mcgough@wsu.edu A WSU OGRD Graduate Grant Writing Workshop will be held on March 28 (Saturday) between 9am - 5pm. To sign up, please visit the website. Once students arrive at the website they need to sign up at the bottom of the workshop description. Students can also set up one-on-one meetings with Hannah Merley with assistance in funding searches, proposal editing, and an explanation of the submission process. The last day to schedule Spring 2015 final MS/PhD exams is April 10.  The last day to conduct final exams is April 24, 2015. Spring interim dates are April 27-May 15, 2015. Mom’s Weekend is April 10-12, 2015.

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February 13, 2015

Announcements

March 30 will be the deadline for our 2015 “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions.   These two awards will be respectively supported by the Robert and Mary Lou Harwood and Howard and Hermina Hargarth scholarship endowments.  The "Student of the Year" award will be given in recognition of the student’s academic achievements and scholarly service contributions. The “Paper of the Year" be awarded in recognition an exceptional manuscript with a student as lead author. For consideration of this award, the paper must be accepted for publication or has appeared in print over the 12 months preceding the March 30 application deadline. Application for this award includes an additional requirement:  A copy of the manuscript, along with a copy of the letter (email) from the journal indicating the paper has been accepted for publication. Starting this year, there will be two graduate fellowship research awards supported by the Errett Deck Fellowship ($2,500 each).  Errett and Evelyn Deck created this fellowship to advance excellence in graduate research to “protect and promote production agriculture through effective pest control.”    These fellowships will support expansion of a student's research project. In all cases, applications will have three components, which should be emailed to Adam (adam.williams@wsu.edu):
  1. A 500 word (or less) essay from the student concisely explaining why they deserve the award. In the case of  the Deck research fellowship, for example, the student should describe specifically what component the funds will add to their research program. In the case of the Hargarth "Paper of the Year" award, the student should describe why the work is an important contribution to the literature.
  2. The student's updated CV.
  3. A 250 word (or less) memo from the major advisor describing why they feel their student is deserving of the award.
Last year’s honored recipients were:
  • Rebecca Schmidt (Beers) received the Robert and Mary Lou Harwood “Student of the Year” Award, in honor of her research on predatory mites, involvement in serving the Entomological Society of America, and student leadership for the Department of Entomology.
  • Ivan Milosavljevic (Crowder/Pike) received the Entomology Support Fund “Research” Award, in support of his continuing work on the impact of wire worms in PNW agricultural production.
  • Rebecca Schmidt (Beers) received the Howard and Hermina Hallgarth “Paper of the Year” Award, for her recent review “Leaf structures affect predatory mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) and biological control: review” in Experimental and Applied Acarology. (62) 1-17 (2014).
Our seminar speaker on Wednesday March 4 will be Sarah Bush, University of Utah.  Dr. Bush is an assistant professor in the Biology Dept. and Adjunct Curator-Vertebrate Zoology, Natural History Museum of Utah.    All seminars are in FSHN 354 and start at 12:10 PM.  The AMS dial in # is 5706538.  Alix Whitener won first place at the 2015 Wiley Expo in the Agricultural & Natural Sciences poster division.   Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris also participated in the poster competition in the Agricultural & Natural Sciences section.  Herma Amalia, Natalie Boyle and Paul Chisholm participated in Oral Presentation session. Herma and Natalie were in the Agricultural & Natural Sciences section and Paul was in the Medical & Life Sciences section. Faculty Appreciation Day at the Bookie is Wednesday, March 4th from 10 AM – 3:00 PM.  Faculty can meet publisher representatives, Bookie textbook managers and learn more about Faculty Enlight.  There will be free food throughout the day. For students scheduled to defend for their MS or PhD degree in Spring 2015 – This is a reminder that PhD and MS students are to provide a near final copy of their dissertation to their graduate committee at least 20 working days prior to their defense.  This gives the committee 10 working days for review and the dissertation…which is then made available for the departmental faculty to review for 10 working days prior to the defense.  While the timeline regarding the committee is somewhat flexible (see language below) – the 10 working days requirement for the department is not.  Below is the relevant section from the graduate student handbook that is prominently posted on our website.  Please advise your students of this timeline:  "9. Thesis Timeline. The student is expected to work closely with their major advisor to revise and edit the thesis before sending it to the advisory committee for approval. The advisory committee should get a minimum of 10 working days to review the thesis, although this is at the discretion of the advisory committee. After the thesis has been reviewed and approved by the advisory committee, students must submit their approved thesis to the department chair and the department’s graduate coordinator at least 10 working days prior to the final scheduled thesis defense (this is a graduate school requirement). The graduate coordinator will make the thesis available on the Department’s SharePoint site so that all faculty can review the thesis prior to the final defense." Faculty regalia for spring commencement:  Get your academic regalia now.  Faculty planning to attend one of the Spring Commencement Ceremonies can purchase or rent university specific regalia through the Bookie now through March 26.   After this date you will only be able to get basic black regalia and the WSU standard hood. Use the on-line order form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vC9d3Vrs6AziCvnmw-8frii0_6ml-H3IcA1duPUiDK8/viewform?c=0&w=1.  Contact the Bookie (509)332-2537 or 800-937-4978 or wsubookie.graduation@gmail.com. The Washington State University Office of International Programs and Office of Research are co-sponsoring the Third Annual International Research Travel Award (IRTA). Current, full-time WSU faculty members are eligible (includes faculty members with clinical and tenure-accruing appointments as defined by the Washington State University Faculty Manual; adjunct, post-doc and instructor positions are not eligible for the award). The International Travel Award is being offered to assist research faculty in strengthening international collaborative linkages and to enhance significant scholarly and research impact aligned with WSU’s strategic priorities. These awards are to assist faculty in achieving tangible outcomes e.g. joint publications or research proposals. The awards are intended for research related activities that will advance the faculty member’s scholarly program.The deadline for applications is March 1. Questions about the proposal and award process can be submitted to ip.irta@wsu.edu up until Feb. 20. Attached are a Request for Proposal and a Frequently Asked Questions sheet. Congratulations to Past Winners.  See attachments for FAQ and RFP.
  • 2013 – Cory Bolkan, Will Hamlin, Jean-Saben McEwen, Hubert Schwabl, Dr. Feng Zhao
  • 2014 – Andrew Duff, Ali Mehrizi-Sani, Tahira Probst, Haluk Resat, John Saunders, Viveka Vadyvaloo
Online Career Fair Hosted by the WSU Alumni Association will be next week on Thursday, March 5th from 2-4 PM.  The location is your own computer.  Are you looking for a dream job? Whether you are a seasoned professional or looking for your first job, connect with company recruiters and directly apply for open positions. During the event, you'll enter booths which are occupied by a variety of employers. Your time in each booth will be limited to ensure you can make numerous connections using a chat-room approach within this unique FREE two-hour job fair. Unlike live job fairs, you can "wait in line" at multiple booths at once, and network when it's your turn! All your conversations will be saved and available to you after the event, to make follow-up convenient.   This is a great opportunity for employers and WSU students and alumni to network, all from the convenience of your desk. In March we will be interviewing three candidates for the North Central Washington Regional Extension Tree Fruit Specialist position formerly held by Tim Smith (Emeritus Professor, retired).  This position is a tenure-track faculty position that will be in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension program unit and it will be located at WSU TFREC in Wenatchee.  Attached are the candidate itineraries.  The dates are firm but minor details are subject to change.  Please feel free to join us in person or by AMS.  Seminars will be recorded.  We will be interested to receive your feedback as we seek to fill this essential position for the tree fruit industry.  Contact is Des Layne, Search Committee Chair, WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center. Would you like to earn a $125 Wellness Incentive?  As a current WSU employee, you will have the chance to earn the 2016 Wellness Incentive by participating in SmartHealth 2015.  If you are enrolled in a PEBB medical plan, and are NOT enrolled in Medicare, you are eligible to participate by taking the following steps:
  1. Log in to http://www.smarthealth.hca.wa.gov/ to create your account.
  2. Take the SmartHealth Well-being Assessment.  This will earn you 800 points, and is a required step to be able to earn the incentive.  Bonus: if you complete your assessment before March 31, 2015, you will earn an extra 100 points.
  3. Participate in activities from the SmartHealth website that interest you, and keep track of your progress.
Once you have reached 2,000 points total, you will qualify for the incentive!  Deadline for completion is June 30, 2015.  For more information, please visit http://hrs.wsu.edu/WellnessIncentive, http://www.hca.wa.gov/pebb/Pages/wellness.aspx, or call the Human Resources office at 509-335-4521

Employment

  1. PhD assistantship, Oklahoma St. Univ. Entomology Dept., Stillwater OK.
  2. Associate Scientist-Entomology, Marrone Bio Innovations, Davis, CA
  3. Biological Science Lab Tech., USDA/APHIS, Brighton, MI
  4. Executive Director, Prairie Res. Inst., Univ. of Illinois, Champaign, IL

Important dates to know

3rd Annual CAHNRS Honors A night among the stars Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 5:00 PM Reception and Silent Auction       6:00 PM Dinner SEL Event Center,    1825 Schweitzer Drive, Pullman, WA 99163 Register by March 10 at www.go.wsu.edu/cahnrs-honors. $25/Adults • $10/Children. Additional guests are welcome. Or Contact Janet McGough    509-335-8010 – mcgough@wsu.edu A WSU OGRD Graduate Grant Writing Workshop will be held on March 28 (Saturday) between 9am - 5pm. To sign up, please visit the website. Once students arrive at the website they need to sign up at the bottom of the workshop description. Students can also set up one-on-one meetings with Hannah Merley with assistance in funding searches, proposal editing, and an explanation of the submission process. The last day to schedule Spring 2015 final MS/PhD exams is April 10.  The last day to conduct final exams is April 24, 2015. Spring interim dates are April 27-May 15, 2015. Skylight survey users should download their data by Feb 28 (Deadline extended) March – May 31, 2015
  • Access to your Skylight surveys will be by request only. Email atl@wsu.edu to initiate request.
  • Allow five to seven business days to process your request.
  • June 2015: Skylight decommissioned.  No archive will be available.
  • Surveys in 2015:  WSU has a license in place for faculty and staff to use Qualtrics for surveys.  See surveys.wsu.edu for more information.
Mom’s Weekend is April 10-12, 2015. Please save the date of Friday, April 17, 2015, for the second Student Affairs Symposium.  The theme of the Symposium is ‘Transformative Engagement,’ and it will be an all-day event.

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February 9, 2015

Announcements

The next Entomology Faculty Meeting will be next Friday, Feb. 20 from 10 AM – 12 PM.  More details to come. Don’t forget our Wednesday seminar on February 18th. Our speaker will be Amy Worthington a postdoc in Laura Lavine’s Lab.  Her seminar is titled:  Being Promiscuous has its benefits: Ejaculates increase fecundity and immunity in female crickets.  For more information on Dr. Worthington go to:  https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8849815/Amy_M_Worthington_Website/Home.html All seminars will be in FSHN 354 and start at 12:10 PM.  The AMS dial in # is 5706538.  A WSU OGRD Graduate Grant Writing Workshop will be held on March 28 (Saturday) between 9am - 5pm. To sign up, please visit the website. Once students arrive at the website they need to sign up at the bottom of the workshop description. Students can also set up one-on-one meetings with Hannah Merley with assistance in funding searches, proposal editing, and an explanation of the submission process. 2015 Wiley Research Exposition Friday, February 20, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Compton Union Building, Pullman. The Wiley Research Exposition, hosted by the WSU Graduate and Professional Student Association, provides WSU undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to present research and scholarship to their peers, alumni, faculty, and the WSU community.  Over $23,000 in scholarships will be awarded to the top presenters in eight disciplines. This interactive workshop and panel discussion will help students of all disciplines prepare and deliver more effective presentations. Workshop and refreshments hosted by the WSU Graduate and Professional Writing Center. For more information on the 2015 Dr. William R. Wiley Research Exposition, including guidelines, frequently asked questions, and category descriptions, please visit the GPSA website. You may also contact the GPSA at 509-335-9545, CUB room 308, or wileyparticipants@outlook.com. Skylight survey users should download their data by Feb 28 (Deadline extended) WSU faculty and staff should finish downloading their own historic survey data from Skylight for their records, both questionnaires and results.  The deadline has been extended to the end of February. January – February 2015: Open access for previous Skylight users to their surveys and data.
  • Log in at wsu.edu
  • Download data and survey questions, using the export survey function
  • Information is available on ATL’s website.
  • Need help? Email atl@wsu.eduor phone at 509-335-1355.
March – May 31, 2015
  • Access to your Skylight surveys will be by request only. Email atl@wsu.edu to initiate request.
  • Allow five to seven business days to process your request.
June 2015: Skylight decommissioned.  No archive will be available. Surveys in 2015:  WSU has a license in place for faculty and staff to use Qualtrics for surveys.  See surveys.wsu.edu for more information. The Office of International Programs and the Office of Research would like to announce the Third Annual International Research Travel Award application process is now open for 2015. The collaborative program will fund 3-5 International Research Travel Awards to WSU faculty ranging from $2,000-$5,000 each.  These awards are to assist faculty in achieving tangible outcomes e.g. joint publications or research proposals. The 2015 International Research Travel Award Request for Proposal is now online.  All proposals are due by March 1, 2015.

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January 26, 2015

Announcements

There is no seminar on Feb 11th.  Our next seminar is on Wednesday, February 18th. Our speaker will be Amy Worthington a postdoc in Laura Lavine’s Lab.  Her seminar is titled:  Being Promiscuous has its benefits: Ejaculates increase fecundity and immunity in female crickets.  For more information on Dr. Worthington go to:  https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8849815/Amy_M_Worthington_Website/Home.html All seminars will be in FSHN 354 and start at 12:10 PM.  The AMS dial in # is 5706538.  Rich Zack and Peter Landolt (1978 PhD) were featured in an article in the Spring 2015 edition of the Washington State Magazine titled “Vanishing Act.”  To read the article on page 8 go to:  http://wsm.wsu.edu/s/index.php?id=1171 Grants.gov has announced the RFP for the AFRI Food Security Program. The letter of intent deadline is April 2. The application deadline is June 4 which means proposals must be turned in to Jackie Bolden’s office in late May. Awards are up to $4 million.  The link to the announcement is: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272432 Rove Pest Control is pleased to offer The Rove Pest Control Scholarship for 2015. This scholarship opportunity is open to high school students and graduates nationwide in the United States who have been accepted to a college or university. The award of $500.00 will be paid at the beginning of the fall semester.  Rove Pest Control has an excellent track record in both residential and commercial pest control services in the Minneapolis metropolitan area. Although this scholarship is open to anyone seeking a higher education, special consideration will be given to anyone pursuing a degree in entomology or a related field. Please complete a short application online: http://www.rovepestcontrol.com/rove-pest-control-scholarship/ It was announced this week that Kimi Lucus is CAHNRS has a new Operations Manager.  She replaces Don Holbrook.

Employment

See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Xavier Univ. & USDA/APHIS/PPQ, Buzzards Bay, MA
  2. Research Specialist, Virginia Tech Univ., Blacksburg, VA
  3. Professor & Head, Dept. of Entomology, Fayetteville, AR

Important dates to know

Grant information from the USDA-NIFA-SRGP-004796 Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project IR-4 is attached.  Deadline is Feb. 18, 2015. Dave Crowder and Elias Bloom will be presenters at an Extension Webinar on March 10, 2014.  For more info and to register go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/281474113 The last day to schedule Spring 2015 final MS/PhD exams is April 10.  The last day to conduct final exams is April 24, 2015. Spring interim dates are April 27-May 15, 2015. Mom’s Weekend is April 10-12, 2015.

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January 20, 2015

Announcements

Paul Chisholm will be taking his PhD Preliminary Exam on Monday, Jan. 26 at 1:00 PM in FSHN 164.  The AMS dial in # is:  5707202 Next week’s seminar speaker on Wednesday, January 28th, is Dr. Laura Lavine.  The title of her presentation is:  Mechanisms of Condition Dependent Growth in the Weapons of Sexual Selection.  All seminars will be in FSHN 354 and start at 12:10 PM.  The AMS dial in # is 5706538.  USDA-Wapato Seminar on January 28th.  Do species care about statistics? Examples from codling moth and apple maggot niche modeling.  The presenter is Sunil Kumar, Ph.D., Research Scientist II, Natural Resource Ecology Lab, Colorado State Univ.  Seminar will be on Wednesday, January 28th at Noon, in the USDA large conference room at the USDA-Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory, 5230 Konnowac Pass Rd., Wapato 98951.  Let Dory know if you would like a AMS/WECN connection by noon on Monday. This semester's OGRD Graduate Grant Writing Workshop will be held on March 28 (Saturday) between 9am - 5pm. To sign up, please have students follow this link: http://www.ogrd.wsu.edu/workshops.asp#386 and click on the blue -Sign Up- link at the bottom of the workshop description.  Please contact Hannah Merley, Graduate Support Coordinator, OGRD at 509-335-3825 to set up an appointment for one-on-one assistance with funding searches, proposal editing, and an explanation of the submission process. Dear graduate students on assistantships who desire payroll deduction for Spring 2015, We have posted over 900 graduate student payroll deductions for the authorized amounts for Spring 2015. If you haven’t already, please check your account to verify your deduction has been posted for the amount you expected.  If you believe you have signed up for the graduate payroll deduction for Spring 2015 residual tuition and fees and your payroll deduction has not yet been posted to your account please contact me as soon as you can so we can figure out why.  Some reasons payroll deductions may not be posted are:
  • Students are not enrolled in at least 10 credits
  • Students submitted their authorizations yesterday (they will be posted  later today)
  • Students think they have signed up but they really haven’t. If you signed up for the Spring 2015 deduction you should have received an email confirming your authorization
Graduate payroll deduction can only be used for residual tuition and mandatory fees. Special class fees and optional grad insurance coverage for spouses or dependents cannot be payroll deducted. The deadline to sign up for payroll deduction is Monday, January 26th.   Late fees are assessed on unpaid student account balances on Tuesday, January 27th.   Instructions for submitting your graduate payroll deduction can be found here: http://www.wsu.edu/payroll/stntpay/gradenroll.htm Rick Grunewald, Associate Director, WSU Payroll Services, Phone: 509-335-2014, Fax: 509-335-1472

Employment

See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Postdoc Apiculture & Bee Health, Univ. of Tennessee, Jackson, TN
  2. Postdoc, NC State University, Raleigh, NC
  3. Research Entomologist, USDA/ARS, Stoneville, MS
  4. Associate/Assistant Professors (2), Applied Entomology, The Ohio State Univ., Wooster, OH
  5. Assistant Professor, Ecosystem Science & Management, Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
  6. Senior Scientist, Bayer CropScience, Research Triangle Park, NC

Important dates to know

Wiley Expo abstracts due January 23, 2015.  The Wiley Expo is February 20, 2015 in the CUB. Showcase abstracts due January 26, 2016. WSU/CAHNRS scholarship application deadline is January 31, 2014. Grant information from the USDA-NIFA-SRGP-004796 Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project IR-4 is attached.  Deadline is Feb. 18, 2015. Dave Crowder and Elias Bloom will be presenters at an Extension Webinar on March 10, 2014.  For more info and to register go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/281474113  

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January 8, 2015

Announcements

Next week’s seminar speaker on Wednesday, January 21, is John Brown, Professor Emeritus and former dept chair. The title of his presentation is Hiking the Palouse, England & Wales.  The AMS dial in # is 5706538.  We are closed this coming Monday, January 19th in observance of M.L. King Day. Congratulations to Matt Jones who successfully completed his PhD Preliminary Exam on January 9, 2015. EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs, in partnership with the Office of Compliance, has awarded Carol Black and Wendy Sue Wheeler of Washington State University the Pesticide Regulatory Education Program (PREP) grant.  Through the grant, EPA expects to provide up to $535,000 annually for up to five years (fiscal years 2015 through 2019), subject to funding availability, satisfactory performance and other applicable considerations.   The goal of the PREP program is to provide educational training to develop or enhance the abilities of states, tribes and territories to implement pesticide regulatory and enforcement programs or undertake new initiatives. The training includes pesticide program issues (e.g., water quality, pesticide product registration, applicator certification and training, worker safety), compliance and enforcement, and other support topics (e.g., risk communication, managerial and leadership training). The PREP training is intended for senior-level management with pesticide regulatory programs in states, tribes and U.S. territories working under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Cooperative Agreement with EPA. PREP builds networks and collaborative working relationships among states, tribes, territories and EPA and other federal agencies to more effectively utilize limited resources. (1/6/15) Jay Brunner was awarded $9000 from DuPont for his Support Concerning Disease Control on Tree Fruits program. (1/5/15) Skylight Survey System Ended Dec. 31 – Users Should Download Their Data Skylight Survey System has been retired, with open surveys ending on 12/31/14, as previously announced. WSU faculty and staff should download their historic survey data from Skylight for their own records, results as well as the questionnaires. January 2015: Open access for all Skylight users to their surveys and data.
  • Log in at skylight.wsu.edu
  • Download data and survey questions, using the export survey function — see instructions.
  • Information is available on ATL’s website.
  • Need help? Email atl@wsu.edu or phone at 509-335-1355.
February-May 31, 2015
  • Access to your Skylight surveys will be by request only. Email atl@wsu.edu to initiate request.
  • Allow five to seven business days to process your request.
June 2015: Skylight decommissioned.  No archive will be available after Skylight is decommissioned. Surveys in 2015:  WSU is putting a license in place for WSU faculty and staff to use Qualtrics for surveys. Course Evaluations in 2015: WSU is moving into eXplorance Blue, as a university-wide course evaluation system, which colleges are coordinating with ATL over the next two years.  For more information Annual Sick Leave Cashout:  Each January, employees with accrued sick leave balances may exchange sick leave for cash. Employees whose year-end sick leave balance exceeds 480 hours may convert sick leave hours earned in the previous calendar year, minus those used during the year, to monetary compensation. No sick leave hours may be converted which would reduce the calendar year-end balance below 480 hours. Monetary compensation for converted hours is paid at the rate of 25percent and is based on the employee’s current salary. All converted hours are deducted from the employee’s sick leave balance. Teaching and research faculty are not eligible. Civil Service employees and AP employees are eligible. Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements should refer to the appropriate agreement for eligibility information. Eligible employees should submit completed time/leave reports to their employing department. The processing deadline for payment is Jan. 23. Contact HRS at 335-4521 or Payroll Services at 335-9575.  Additional details in Business Policies and Procedures illustrating how reports should be completed: http://public.wsu.edu/~forms/HTML/BPPM/60_Personnel/60.41_ Payment_for_Unused_Sick_Leave.htm

Employment

  1. Postdoctoral Research Associate – Invasive Pest Ecology, WSU-USDA Wapato, Wapato, WA
  2. Research Biologist/Entomologist – USDA-ARS, Hilo, HI
  3. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Entomology Department, Texas A&M, College Station, TX
  4. Research Assistant Professor – Entomology & Extension Specialist, Tuskegee Univ., Tuskegee, AL
  5. Director & Extension Specialist, Desert Research Extension Ctr & Vegetable Crops, Univ of California, Holtville, CA

Important dates to know

Wiley Expo abstracts due January 23, 2015.  The Wiley Expo is February 20, 2015 in the CUB. Showcase abstracts due January 26, 2016. WSU/CAHNRS scholarship application deadline is January 31, 2014. Grant information from the USDA-NIFA-SRGP-004796 Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project IR-4 is attached.  Deadline is Feb. 18, 2015. Dave Crowder and Elias Bloom will be presenters at an Extension Webinar on March 10, 2014.  For more info and to register go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/281474113

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