Catherine DanielsThe next Entomology Colloquium will be on Monday, March 27 at 2:10 PM in FSHN 354.  Presenting will be Dr. Catherine Daniels.  Dr. Daniels is an Extension Specialist, Pesticide Coordinator & Director WA St. Pesticide Management Resource Service and Dept. of Entomology faculty member located at WSU-Puyallup.  The title of her presentation is “On the Topic of Pesticides: Could You Be Using One and Not Know It?”   For more info on Dr. Daniels go to: and  The AMS dial # is 5701680.


 The Office of Multicultural Student Services Academic Enrichment Center is hosting a Workshop titled: Money & Taxes. It will be on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 12:10 pm in CUB 410.  The facilitator will be Dianne Schlott, Finance Manager, MSS.  Free pizza will be provided.


Mushrooms & the Mycology of ConsciousnessJoin us in Seattle on March 29th at the Moore Theatre for an evening with Paul Staments and Louis Schwartzberg.  Paul Staments is the founder and president of Fungi Perfecti.  He is a mycology expert, TED speaker and developer of innovative mushroom technologies.  Louis Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer whose work has appeared on National Geographic and Disney Nature.  Event speakers will also include Dr. W. Steve Sheppard and Dr. Brandon Hopkins.  Proceeds from this event will support the WSU Honey Bee + Pollinator Research Program.  To learn more go to or


Join your fellow entomologist at the PB-ESA Fun Run on Sunday April 2nd starting at 10:00 AM, at the Peace Memorial Park in Portland, OR.  See the flyer for more information.


2017 ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD:  APAC is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 10th annual award that will recognize an Administrative Professional employee’s exceptional contributions to WSU/their area or unit.  Exceptional is defined as beyond the expected or required performance; or have made a unique difference; or had far reaching, impelling or compelling impact to their work area. Nominations can highlight contributions made by the employee that address (but not limited to): productivity; innovative problem solving; positive working relationships; and/or university or community service.  The winner will be announced during the May 11, 2017 APAC meeting.  The nomination form can be found on the APAC website at

The deadline to submit your nomination is Friday, April 7, 2017.  For further information or to submit your nomination contact Gayle Anderson at or 335-8350.


Prestigious Fellowships Workshop: Learn about prestigious fellowship opportunities such as the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Ford Foundation, and USDA Fellowships, and how to be competitive in the application process.

WHO: Graduate students and undergraduates who are considering graduate school

When: April 10, 2017; 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Where: FSHN T101 & live-streamed



Paul Catts Memorial Lecture: It’s an important year for WSU Entomology. We have several retirements over the past few years (and ongoing) that the department will recognize with a special event. We have invited our emeritus and newly retired faculty to the 20th Anniversary of the E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture. It will be an honor to celebrate their scholarly and scientific contributions at “A Celebration of WSU Entomology Past and Present.” As key members of our Department, past and present, the organizing committee (Steve Sheppard, Rich Zack, Adam Williams and I) want to extend a special invitation to you.

Our guest speaker is Dr. Mark Brown, who himself is a WSU Entomology alumnus. The two-day extravaganza starts on Thursday April 20 at 2 pm with a scientific lecture by Dr. Mark Brown followed by the Department’s 21st annual “Insect Cinema Cult Classic” that same evening at 6pm. The main events will be on Friday April 21 starting at 4:00 pm with a reception for Dr. Mark Brown, followed by his public lecture at 5 pm and then dinner for the WSU Entomology department and its guests. We hope that you can make it! See the attached flyer with the details. Please RSVP to this link:

I look forward to hearing from you and celebrating the incredible folks who have contributed so much to entomological science in Washington State, the nation and beyond. Laura Lavine


EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Asst/Assoc Professor, Potato and Sugarbeet Pathology, Michigan St.  Univ., East Lansing, MI
  2. Postdoc, Dept of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management Colorado St. Univ., Fort Collins, CO
  3. AgCenter Research Assoc. (Entomology), Louisiana St. Univ Ag Center, Northeast Louisiana
  4. Assistant Professor (Urban Entomology), Dept of Entomology, Louisiana St. Univ., Winnsboro, LA
  5. Assistant Res. Scientist, AgriLife at Texas A&M, College Station, TX
  6. Extension Educator, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI
  7. Associate Director/Field Research Coordinator, Univ. of California-Davis, Davis, CA


Important Dates and Deadlines


WSU colleagues at the 2017 Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Exhibitions.  Detailed information about Academic Showcase, the GPSA Research Exhibition, and Abstract Submission Guidelines can be found online.  Academic Showcase and the GPSA Research Exhibition are celebrations of original scholarship, research, and creative expression by members of the WSU community and will be held Friday, March 31, 2017, at the Carey Senior Ballroom from 8:30-12:00PM.

The WSU Celebrating Excellence event will be on Friday, March 31, 2017.  The social hour begins at 5:30 PM, followed by the banquet at 6:30 PM. Celebrating Excellence honors the outstanding achievements of WSU faculty and staff.  The newest recipients of:

  • the Eminent Faculty Award
  • the V. Lane Rawlins Distinguished Lifetime Service Award
  • the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Awards
  • the President’s Employee Excellence Awards
  • the President’s Distinguished Teaching Awards for Non-Tenure Track Faculty
  • the Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award
  • the Faculty Diversity Award
  • the Association for Faculty Women Samuel H. Smith Leadership Award and
  • the presenter of the Distinguished Faculty Address are honored at this banquet.

This year’s newly tenured and promoted faculty, and new patent awardees are also honored during this special evening. Price is $45/person. Please plan to attend and support your colleagues.  Reservations can be made online at through Friday, March 17. Please contact University Events at 509-335-4737 or with any questions.

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.

This year’s E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture events will take place on April 20 & 21.  The guest speaker is Mark Brown, Professor, Univ. of Georgia.  Dr. Brown received his Masters of Science in Entomology degree at WSU in 1981.  The scheduled events are:

  • Scientific Lecture: “Hormonal regulation of mosquito development and reproduction”

April 20, 2017 | 2pm | Location FSHN Building – T101

  • Insect Cinema Cult Classic (ICCC): “Mesquite” 1995 & TBA

April 20, 2017 | 6pm | Location TODD Building – 276

  • Public Lecture: “Mosquitoes have hormones too: why bother?”

April 21, 2017 | 5pm | Location CUE Building – 203

For event details visit

RSVP for the Celebration Program & Dinner on April 21, 2017 at 6pm before April 16th, with the online form:

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