EGSA Meeting Minutes – September 30th, 2014
Volunteers: Jake, Courtney, Jenny, Liz, Robert. Will make drink cozies with entomological puns/jokes for ESA, also will design t-shirts for ESA with general appeal.
Honey Sales – Fall 2014
Meg and bee lab folks have already bottled the honey. Alix will announce when bottles have been moved to FSHN building, come in as you are able and help with labelling. Consider increasing honey price, to be decided next meeting.
Insect Cinema Cult Classic –
October 24th, 5pm setup, 5:30pm event starts, Todd 276
- Chosen movies: Honey I Shrunk the Kids and Men in Black (sci-fi theme), runner up: Mimic (in case we need a third movie). ICCC Subcommittee (responsible for advertising, t-shirts, and coordinating with Steve): Jenny and Liz.
Insect Feed –
- Please sign up! October 25th, 9am – 3ish pm at Ensminger’s Pavilion
- Food science club will also be helping, as well as selling “Dad-themed” aprons and beer mugs. Proceeds go to the Humane Society.
Food Science Competition
Guest: Katie Smoot
- This is an annual product development competition – this year’s theme is “Bugs”, bugs must be the main ingredient in the product. Alix and Robbie are involved, contact Alix if you would also like to be on this team. If the team advances far enough, they will receive a small stipend to go to the meeting in Chicago
Ideas: rearing crickets or mealworms, or purchasing premade insect ingredients
Student Choice Speaker
Dr. Bozkurt returned Alix’s email, he will be our guest speaker, working on scheduling details.
Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute –
October 24th, 5:00-8:00 pm, in Moscow
- Rebecca and Robbie will be representing WSU at this event, please contact Rebecca if you are interested in participating.
- Potential exhibits: Live crickets, Live whip scorpion, dried emperor scorpion (black light demo), light trap demo, live codling moths, “song of the insects” CD
- Affiliate funding application is coming up, will keep general details the same as last year.
- February 14-16 is Coug Day at the Capitol. Can lobby for important grad student issues: tuition, health benefits, etc. Funding available for travel/lodging.
- Travel grants to meetings are becoming increasingly competitive. Still only offered once per person per degree, it is now only likely you will get one if you are speaking at the meeting.
- Wiley is down to 100 speakers. More stringent pre-selection process. Prize money for winners will increase.
- extension students do not have to pay Rec fees (and others, like bus), check your student account to make sure you are not paying these fees. Talk to Dory or Adam if they appear on your statement. More difficult petition process if you are in Pullman and do not use Rec.
Problems with BBQ: Running out of food, poor vegetarian option. Senators will mention it to events committee chair.