Announcements

keyIt is the faculty and lab managers’ responsibility to get all keys returned from their hourly employees who will not be with us after May 6th.  Please make sure keys are turned in to the Entomology Office. 

 

Congratulations to our Spring 2015 Graduates:

                        amanda-meadows-phd megan-taylor-phd robert-zinna-phd

                        

 

 

 

Amanda Meadows PhD               Megan Taylor PhD                    Robert Zinna  PhD

Advised by Bill Snyder           Advised by Walter Sheppard       Advised by Laura Lavine

 

Eli Bloom was the subject of a May 2, 2016, WSU News article. The title of the article is Citizen Scientists Collect Data on Urban Wild Bees.  To read the article, go to:  https://news.wsu.edu/2016/05/02/citizen-scientists-collect-data-urban-wild-bees/ .

Facilities Operations sent out an alert that on May 18th from 9 AM – 3 PM they will be working on the steam lines for the new Public Safety building.  During this time building heat, domestic hot water, humidifiers, autoclaves and cage washers in the greenhouses and other buildings in that area will be affected.  For more info go to:  https://myfacilities.wsu.edu/ViewNotice_new.aspx?NoticeID=7187

ORAP GRANT WRITING COURSE

The Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships (ORAP) now offers a grant writing course targeted towards NIH, NSF, and other agencies.  The course is offered at no cost, but enrollment is limited.

OUR GOAL IS TO ENABLE YOU TO WRITE MORE EFFECTIVE GRANT PROPOSALS IN FAR LESS TIME – AND HAVE FUN DOING IT!  The outcome is to advance your career, to obtain funding for significant and impactful research, and to further promote international recognition for WSU as an education and research institution.  ABOUT THE COURSE:  The course is scheduled to run 7-8 weeks.  You can expect that course work will require 4 to 6 hours each week – working on YOUR grant proposal. It is intended for young and established investigators at all WSU campuses.

ENROLLMENT Summer, 2016:  We realize that this is a commitment of time but it is important for everyone involved that you enroll ONLY if you are able to commit to it.  Missing a week or so can be accommodated (it is summer!), but please put full effort in for at least 6 of the 8 weeks.  The next course starts May 18, 2016. See attached flyer for more info.

Deadline to Submit Final Grades via myWSU is Tuesday May 10, 2016 by 5pm

Grading:  Click on the Grade Roster icon to the left of the class you wish to grade. Once ALL grades have been entered for ALL students listed on the grade roster, change the approval status to APPROVED and click SAVE.

-If ALL grades have NOT been entered for ALL students listed on the grade roster, click SAVE. This will save the grades that have been entered.  Keep the approval status as NOT REVIEWED. You can return later to enter additional grades.

-Once ALL grades have been entered for ALL students listed on the grade roster, change the status to APPROVED and click SAVE.

Grade Submission Message:  A message will appear once the status is changed to APPROVED and click SAVE. The message displays: “You have successfully submitted your final grades”.

–  If ALL grades have NOT been entered for ALL students listed on the grade roster, you can NOT change the status to APPROVED, this includes classes taught by multiple instructors.

– Once ALL grades have been entered for ALL students listed on the grade roster, change the status to APPROVED and click SAVE. The message will appear as noted above.

Students Who Have Withdrawn From a Class: Final grade rosters contain every student enrolled in the class, including those who have withdrawn (dropped after 30th day). Students who have withdrawn will have a W grade already posted on the grade roster.

Students Who are Auditing a Class: Provide the ‘AU” (which stands for audit), using the drop-down menu.

What to do if you have problems: Contact the Enrollment Information Technology (EIT) Help Desk.  Assistance is available by email at eit.helpdesk@wsu.edu, phone at 509-335-3819, or online at https://em.wsu.edu/eit/help/.

Instructors who have NOT submitted grades will be permanently denied access to the grade roster for this term to which no grades have been submitted.   Therefore, these instructors must access the class roster for a list of enrolled students.   

Instructors who have NOT submitted grades will be permanently denied access to the grade roster for this term to which no grades have been submitted.   Therefore, these instructors must access the class roster for a list of enrolled students.   

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Employment

See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Tick Colony Tech, Center for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA (urgent hire)
  2. GRA – Molecular Ecology, Oregon State University, Hermiston, OR
  3. Biological Science Lab Tech., ARS-USDA, Mandan, ND
  4. Plant Protection Technician, Dept of Agriculture/APHIS, Worcester, MA
  5. Criminalist 1A, Dept of Health, City of Manhattan, NY
  6. Pest Risk Analyst Intern, NC State Univ., Raleigh, North Carolina

An opportunity for a funded MS in Entomology, Medical Service Corps-US Navy, Pullman, WA

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