There will be a special Entomology Department Faculty Meeting will be on Friday, February 7th at 10:00-11:00 AM. The AMS dial# is 5702637.

Entomology Colloquium:  The speaker for February 13th is Dr. Lisa Neven.  Dr. Neven is a research

Entomologist at the USDA/ARS Wapato Research Laboratory and is an adjunct faculty in the Entomology Department. The title of her presentation is “Awakening the Monster: Effects of Chilling on Western Cherry Fruit Fly Diapause.”  For more info about Dr. Neven go to: or   All colloquium presentations are held in FSHN 354, the Entomology Department classroom, and begin at 2:10 PM.  The AMS dial # is 5701680.

Rachel Olsson will be doing her PhD Preliminary Examination on February 17, 2017, at 9:00 AM in FSHN 164.   

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • David Crowder and Robert Schaeffer who are recipients of a $150,000 grant from USDA/NIFA for work on microbial mediation of agroecosystem services. (2/1/2017)

For more info go to:


 EGSA Speaker 2017

EGSA student choice speaker this year is Dr. Mary Barbercheck from Penn State. Her talk is titled: A Growing Concern: Women Farmers Sustaining Agriculture and the Environment. Her seminar will be during colloquium on March 20th, 2:10 pm, except will take place in FSHN T-101. We will send out her itinerary the week of February 20th for all to sign up for meetings.”  See the attachment of the flyer.



2017 WSU President’s Award Nominations and Applications Now Open!:  Do you know a Cougar LEADER? Complete a nomination or application for the 2017 President’s Award for Leadership today! President’s Award winners are eligible to apply for the $1,000 Virginia E. Thomas scholarship and are honored at the annual Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction (LEAD) ceremony on April 18, 2017 at 5 PM. This is a great way to build your resume, or honor an individual or group, that has been a positive influence at WSU!  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 2017 award categories are student, student group, faculty or staff, and community organization. Student nominations are due February 20, 2017. Student applications and nominations for student groups, community organizations, and faculty or staff are due by March 10, 2017.  The LEAD event and the President’s Award are presented in partnership with Student Involvement, the Center for Civic Engagement, GPSA and ASWSU. Visit to learn more, and click here complete a nomination or application.

The Dean’s Office is happy to announce the CAHNRS Dean’s Excellence Scholarship.  We will be awarding $2000 per year, $1000 for an undergraduate student and $1000 for a graduate student.  Please find attached a nomination form with additional information and criteria.  Send your nominations to Britta Nitcy,, by February 28, 2017.

Nomination and Application:  You may nominate an eligible student for only one of these awards. To nominate, please go to the Association for Faculty Women Awards page ( to  complete and submit the Nominator Form. The deadline for receipt of the complete application is Monday, February 27, 2017. There is no deadline for your nomination, but please let the nominee know as early in the process as possible so adequate time is available to collect application materials before the deadline.  The completed Nominator Form can be submitted to Diane Scott ( Please forward this Call for Nominations to the nominee so she or he can follow the link to the Awards page and complete the application. Indicate which award you are nominating the nominee for.

Awardees will be notified in March, and will receive their award at a special recognition ceremony in early April.  Please direct any questions to Kathleen Rodgers ( or Patricia Glazebrook

The 2017 BIOAg Symposium poster session is scheduled for March 1st from 2pm to 5pm in Ensminger Pavilion on the WSU campus in Pullman, WA.  Posters on relevant topics are welcome from students, faculty, and others.  The poster content should relate to the idea of biologically intensive agriculture (farming practices and systems that rely on biological processes which are renewable, non-polluting, and mutually beneficial to both farmers and society) or to organic farming.  The BIOAg Poster Session is meant to share information, build teamwork, and to help the BIOAg program refine future priorities. Special Note to Students and Faculty Advisors:  Student posters (graduate and undergraduate) will be eligible for a Best Student Poster Award in the form of a $500 scholarship.  Please encourage students to submit a poster!  To present a poster, please submit a poster title, list of authors, and short abstract (<250 words) to Tara Zimmerman by Feb. 13th. Authors will be notified of acceptance by Feb. 17th.  Please see poster instructions for further details.  Also, please check back in the coming days for addition event details including keynote presentation information. Tara Zimmerman, Associate in Research, 206-770-6073, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources

Message from the Bookie:  In preparation for the summer session, we will begin returning unsold textbooks. We know there may be titles not assigned until later in the term and we’d like to make sure we still have them in stock and available for students to buy. Please let us know by February 13th if you have any title(s) you would like to have held for later in the semester. We will be able to hold them until March 22nd.

Poster contest:  We have organized a poster design competition open to all WSU students. The purpose of the poster competition is to try to increase diversity in computing by breaking down stereotypes and introducing students to the possibility of taking CptS 111, the UCORE [QUAN] programming course at WSU. There is a $150 Amazon gift card prize for the best poster!  The winning poster will be printed and posted around the campus to get more people excited about technology and computing.  The deadline for the competition is: 11:59 p.m. PST, Wednesday, March 15, 2017.For more detailed information please visit:  For convenience I have attached a pdf of a flyer that can be forwarded to students and advisors.  Josh Whiting Ed. M., Director of Undergraduate Advising EECS,


EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Assistant Professor-Pollination Ecologist, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  2. Field Researcher, Entomology+, Ag Development Group, Eltopia, WA
  3. Farm Bill Pollinator Conservation Planner, etc., The  Xerces Society, Bismark, ND
  4. Research Asst. Prof. in Entomology, Central St. Univ., Wilberforce, OH
  5. Assistant Professor Environmental Science and Policy, Univ. of Maine, Gorham, ME
  6. Center Coordinator, Univ. Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  7. Vegetable Production Extension Educator, Penn St. Univ., Cumberland County, PA
  8. Natural Resource Specialist 3 (Pesticide Investigator), Natural Resources & Pesticide Program Area, State of Oregon


Red Polo

The prices on our Entomology Apparel have been reduced.  See the attachment for available items with the new prices.




Important Dates and Deadlines


The Northwest Scientific Association announced that abstract proposals for oral and poster presentations for the 2017 Student Research Grants are due are due February 16, 2017.  The theme for the 88th NWSA conference is Understanding & Managing Diversity: From the Landscape to the Gene.  This year’s conference will be on the campus of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon on March 29-April 1, 2017.  For more information about NWSA visit their website at:

The Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting this year will take place on April 2-5, 2017 in Portland Oregon at Hilton DoubleTree Hotel. You are encouraged to attend and to spread the word to colleagues and students about this meeting. Registration for the meeting has just opened on line: There you will also find information about submitting talks, posters and nominations for awards. Thanks to the work of program chairs Laura Levine and Erik Wenninger, and those who have stepped up to organize symposia, the program is going to be full and exciting. Portland, of course, is a perennial favorite location for PBESA meetings.

Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting will be November 5-8, 2017 in Denver, CO. Program Symposia and Workshop submissions are now open.