Congratulations to Elias Bloom won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  For more info go to:  https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/Login.do

 

Congratulations to Mu Qiao who passed her final exam on April 7th.  She is advised by John Stark.

 

Congratulations to Amber Vinchesi who passed her PhD final exam Friday, April 11.  She is advised by Doug Walsh. 

 

Congratulations to our Linnaean games team who one 2nd place at the Pacific Branch ESA meeting earlier this week in Tucson, AZ.   

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The UCORE Award Selection Committee announced that Rich Zack was been selected to receive a 2014 Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching.  He will be formally presented with his award at the Office of Undergraduate Awards Ceremony this coming Tuesday, April 15.  The selection committee said that they were very impressed by his work, and that they are delighted to honor it! We offer our congratulations to Rich for receiving this honor.  For more info about this award go to:  http://gened.wsu.edu/newsevents/headlines/DickLawAward/

 

Amelia Jordan will be taking her MS final exam on Monday April 14 at 9:00 AM.   The WMS/WECN dial number is 5702940.  She is advised by Doug Walsh. 

 

Brandon Hopkins will be taking his final PhD exam on Friday, April 18th at 12:00 PM.  The AMS/WECN dial number is 5701380.  He is advised by Steve Sheppard.

 

Our Spring Celebration Potluck  BBQ is set for May 2, 2014 at 12:00 noon.  We will be providing, burgers, hot dogs  & drinks.  Please consider bringing a salad, desert, or items to put on the hamburgers/hot dogs (i.e. lettuce, tomatoes, onions). 

 

A reminder:  If you are responsible forstudent employees who will be leaving and not returning for the fall semester  you are responsible for getting keys from them, and returning them to the office, when they leave your employment.  Not getting keys returned to the office is a safety/security issue as well as a monetary issue as we have to pay for new keys to be made.  

 

This is Mom’s weekend on the Pullman campus.  For more info go to:  http://momsweekend.wsu.edu/calendar/public/index.castle

 

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. 1.          Assistant/Associate Faculty, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  2. 2.          Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Beaumont, TX
  3. 3.          Research Technologist, Penn State, Univ. Park, PA
  4. 4.          Research Associate, NC State Entomology Dept., Mills River, NC

 

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Events – Save theSE Date(s):

The next faculty meeting will be on May 2, 2914 at 10:00 AM.  WECN/AMS dial in number is: 5701377.

 

Unless noted otherwise the 2014 Entomology Colloquium presentations are on Wednesdays in FSHN 354 at 12:10-1:00 PM.  The WECN dial # for each presentation is:  5702026.

 

The last day to schedule a final exam for May 2014 graduation is Friday, April 11, 2014 and must be submitted 10 day prior to the exam date.  The last day to take a final exam for May ’14 graduation is Friday, April 25, 2014.  Check with the Entomology Office to make sure rooms are available for the dates you want for your exam.  

 

Finals week is May 5-9. 

 

Commencement is Saturday May 10th in Beasley Coliseum at 8:00 AM. 

 

Students scheduled for spring 2014 exams are:

(*Scheduled with the Grad School & copy of scheduling form in department file)

PhD Preliminary Exams are:

Adam Strong May 16, 2-5 PM*  5701318

Megan Taylor, May 9, 8:30 -11:00 

Katharine Buckley, May 5, 12:00-3:30 PM

 

Final Exams are:

Brandon Hopkins, PhD, April 18, 12:00 – 4:00 PM    5701380

Amelia Jordan, MS, April 14, 9:00 – 11:00 AM   5702940

 

 

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Doris Lohrey-Birch

Academic Program Coordinator

WSU-Entomology Dept &

WSU-Animal Science Dept

PO Box 646382, FSHN 166

Pullman, WA  99164-6382

509-335-5422    dory.lohrey-birch@wsu.edu

             &

WSU-School of Food Science

PO Box 646376, FSHN 106

509-335-3843   food.science@wsu.edu

 

 

 

 

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EMPLOYMENTSee attachments for details on these positions.

 

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

 

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

 

  1. 5.     Assistant Professor of Subtropical/Tropical Fruit Crop Entomology, Univ. Florida, Homestead FL
  2. 6.     Wildlife Biologist, BLM, Roseburg, OR
  3. 7.     Williams Lab Assistant (pollinators and pollination service), Entomology Dept., UC Davis, Davis CA

 

  1. 1.     Professor  & Chair, Entomology & Nematology Dept., Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  2. 2.     Ag, Application Engineering, Extension Specialist, Ag & Natural Res., UC Davis, Davis, CA
  3. 3.     Scientist, entomology and related ecological, Univ. of Minnesota.  
  4. 4.     Entomologist, Department of Defense, San Antonio, TX

 

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

 

 

 

PBESA meeting (April 6-9, 2014) deadlines: 

  1. 1.        Call for Papers/Posters Due date February 1, 2014 for early registration rates.
  2. 2.        Call for Award Nominations Submission packets should be sent to Larry Godfrey at ldgodfrey@ucdavis.eduby February 15th, 2014.
  3. 3.        Online Meeting Registration Early-bird registration due by February 15, 2014
  4. 4.        Hotel registrations are due March 17, 2014 for the special rate.

Meeting website for forms and more details is: http://www.entsoc.org/Pacific/2014-esa-pacific-branch-annual-meeting

 

This year’s GPSA Wiley Expo keynote speaker on February 21, 2014, isDr. Arvind Singhal  from the University of Texas at El Paso and the Clinton School of Public Service. His keynote speech is titled: The Value of Research in Society: Lessons from the Field.  For more info go to: http://studentinvolvement.orgsync.com/org/gpsa/Services_Wiley

 

Deadline for Grad Student Research Funding

Individual and groups of graduate students are invited to apply for seed money from the Natural Resource Conservation Endowment Fund to support their research and projects. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, April 25. The privately endowed Washington State University fund supports efforts related to, but not limited to, energy, small-scale agricultural concepts, community education, wildlife conservation and/or recovery, related psychological and sociological studies, domestic and international studies and other projects related to conservation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources, including biotic and abiotic ecological components.  Interdisciplinary and collaborative proposals in such areas as education, psychology, sociology, environmental engineering, sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences are encouraged.

The work should be oriented toward practical application of theory rather than strictly theory-oriented research in order to provide public uses or participants with a maximum opportunity to benefit.  For more information and application guidelines, contact Nancy Shrope, nshrope@wsu.edu, or Pam Kelley, pjkelley@wsu.edu, in the Office of Grant and Research Development.

 

 

Important deadlines:

Priority registration for summer 2014 semester begins on March 3rd.

Priority registration for Fall 2014 begins on April 11. 

Deadline to apply for a graduate degree is March 7th.

Deadline for Final Oral Exams for advanced degrees is April 25th.

 

This is a reminder that applications are now being accepted for SARE Professional Development Program (PDP) mini-grants for hosting ($800 max) or attending ($500 max) professional development events.  For hosted events, the primary audience must be Extension educators or other agriculture professionals.  For more information about the SARE PDP program and for application instructions, please view our PDP page HERE.  Applications will be screened Apr. 15 and Aug. 15, or until funds are exhausted.

Tara Zimmerman

Associate in Research

206-770-6073

 

 

Students planning to defend this semester are reminded that a draft paper copy and electronic of a copy of your thesis/dissertation must be available in the Entomology Office at least 10 days prior to the exam date. 

 

Students scheduled for spring 2014 exams are:

(*Scheduled with the Grad School & copy of scheduling form in department file)

PhD Preliminary Exams are:

Karol Krey, March 28, 9:30 – 12:00*

Adam Strong May 16, 2-5 PM*

Megan Taylor, May 9, 8:30 -11:00

Final Exams are:

Brandon Hopkins, PhD, April 18, 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Amelia Jordan, MS, April 14, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Mu Qiao, MS non-thesis, March 21, 9-11:00 AM

Amber Vinchesi , PhD April 11, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM*

 

As a reminder for students and faculty the chronology for degree completion is:

PhD students

1)        Program of Study (usually done at the end of the first full year of classes)

2)        Proposal  presentation

3)        Qualifying written proposal (formerly written prelim exam)

4)        Oral Prelims (must have an approved  program of study on file with the Grad School & department)

5)        Application for degree (pay $50 fee)

6)        Schedule the final seminar and thesis/dissertation defense

7)        Arrange with the Entomology Office for room and AMS/WECN scheduling

8)        Provide a perusal  copy of the thesis to the Entomology Office  10 days prior to exam date.  One paper copy and an electronic copy. 

MS students follow steps 1, 5, 6, 7 & 8.  Non-thesis MS must provide a written project that is acceptable to their committee & Dr. Sheppard. 

All forms and instructions are available at:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Forms/index.html

A copy of all forms sent to the Graduate School must be given to Dory for the student’s department file. 

 

If you plan to take your final exam and graduate this semester (May 2014), you must APPLY FOR GRADUATE DEGREE no later than Friday, March 7, 2014.    If you are defending later in this semester, you may not yet be thinking about this step yet, but please make sure you have applied no later than this deadline.   Failure to apply by March 7, 2014 means you will have to Apply to Graduate in the next upcoming semester, which would mean graduating in Summer 2014. The instructions for how you Apply for a Graduate Degree in ZZusis are located on this instruction page: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/CurrentStudents/index1.html  – make sure you follow Steps 1-8 and CREATE a Diploma Mailing Address.  

 

As a reminder for students and faculty the chronology for degree completion is:

PhD students

  1. 1.        Program of Study (usually done at the end of the first full year of classes)
  2. 2.        Proposal  presentation
  3. 3.        Qualifying written proposal (formerly written prelim exam)
  4. 4.        Oral Prelims (must have an approved  program of study on file with the Grad School & department)
  5. 5.        Application for degree (pay $50 fee)
  6. 6.        Schedule the final seminar and thesis/dissertation defense
  7. 7.        Arrange with the Entomology Office for room and AMS/WECN scheduling
  8. 8.        Provide a perusal  copy of the thesis to the Entomology Office  10 days prior to exam date.  One paper copy and an electronic copy. 

MS students follow steps 1, 5, 6, 7 & 8.  Non-thesis MS must provide a written project that is acceptable to their committee & Dr. Sheppard. 

All forms and instructions are available at:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Forms/index.html

A copy of all forms sent to the Graduate School must be given to Dory for the student’s department file. 

 

 

Entomology has created a unified list for communicating to all stakeholders. In the past few days everyone should have received confirmation emails that they have been added to at least one of the below mailing lists, if you have not please send an email to Adam at adam.williams@wsu.edu.

Below are names of the various groups, email address to submit posts/announcements to for all in a group to see, and the individual list’s website in which users can subscribe and manage their preferences.

 

Mailing List Name Mailing List Email to Submit a Posting Website with General Information and links for Subscribing
ENT_All_Grad_Students ent_all_grad_students@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_all_grad_students
ENT_Pullman_Grad_Students ent_pullman_grad_students@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_pullman_grad_students
ENT_All_Faculty ent_all_faculty@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_all_faculty
ENT_Pullman_Faculty ent_pullman_faculty@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_pullman_faculty
ENT_All_Staff ent_all_staff@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_all_staff
ENT_Pullman_Staff ent_pullman_staff@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_pullman_staff
ENT_Adjunct.Emertus ent_adjunct.emertus@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_adjunct.emertus
ENT_Public.Alumni ent_public.alumni@lists.wsu.edu http://lists.wsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ent_public.alumni

 

While this information is going to be posted onto the SharePoint, and subscription link for the public list will be Posted onto the Entomology website, it may be worthwhile to save the information.

If you have any questions about using these group mailing lists please contact Adam.

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