April 28, 2017

Department Announcements

It is the faculty and lab manager’s responsibility to get all keys returned from their hourly employees who will not be with us after May 6th.  Please make sure that your employees keys are turned in to the Entomology Office before leaving Pullman.  This will help us so that we will not have to use your budgets to have new keys made.

CAHNRS Announcements 

MyFacilities notices May 5-21, 2017:

Begin Date Time 5/20/2017 10:00:00 PM End Date Time 5/21/2017 2:00:00 AM
Project No. 7836 Notice Type Utilities
Requesting Entity: FacOps Maintenance
Event Type(s) Electric Power Shut Down Work Location Affected buildings are noted.
Event Note(s) ————– Electric Power Shut Down Event Note ————–
The electric power will be temporarily interrupted in the areas noted. Please assess any critical office or laboratory equipment that may be impacted.

This will affect our greenhouse-bldg. 111, FSHN Bldg, and USDA greenhouses.  For more info go to: https://myfacilities.wsu.edu/SearchEventNotices.aspx?event=7836

University Announcements 

Transportation Services will offer annual campus parking permit renewals for 2017-18 online beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2nd through Monday, May 15th.  NEW THIS YEAR:

  1. ZONE CHANGES

The proposed zone changes for 2017-18 have been approved. We urge permit holders to review the Zone Choices Map (see attached) BEFORE making a permit purchase. If you have any questions about which zone is the right choice for you, please do not hesitate to contact us at transportation@wsu.edu or (509) 335-PARK (7275).

  1. PHASES

Permit renewals is no longer a three-step process of multiple phases. This will make the process easier for current eligible* permit holders to select a different preferred zone and purchase all in one phase. All you need to do is log into your Parking Account to purchase your current permit or select a different zone. As in the past, the initial phase of renewal is restricted to current eligible* permit holders. Once that phase is completed, annual campus parking permits will be made available to other eligible* parking patrons.

NOTE: *students with current residence hall contracts are not eligible to renew during Phase 1.

There will be no increase in annual campus parking permit rates for FY18. Proposed zone changes will take effect at the start of Fall Semester 2017. For more information on parking rates, visit the WSU Transportation Services website and click on “Permits and Rates.”

A valid WSU Network ID is required to renew a parking permit. Anyone who has lost or forgotten their network ID can retrieve it by calling the WSU IT Phone Desk at 509-335-HELP (4357) or visit the WSU Network ID Account Manager website. Patrons should also ensure that their primary mailing address with the university is current. Mailing addresses can be checked through the “MyWSU” system.

For more information, contact WSU Transportation Services at 509-335-PARK (7275) or email us at transportation@wsu.edu.

Deadline to Submit Final Grades via myWSU Tuesday May 9, 2017 by 5pm.  You must use Firefox for submitting grades.  Instructions can be found on the RONet website under the heading of myWSU FAQs for Faculty.  Instructions for importing grades from Blackboard can be found here:  https://elearning.wsu.edu/training_resources/tutorials/grades_blackboard_to_zzusis.aspx

For Graduate Students 

The Call for Proposals for the Graduate Student grant program has been released. Deadline is May 17, 2017.

The full Call can be downloaded at https://wsaregrants.usu.edu/grants/docs/CFP_GSG.pdf .

The Graduate Student Grants provide a maximum of $25,000 and may last for up to two years. Those eligible to apply are masters or Ph.D. students enrolled full time (as determined by the institution’s requirements) at accredited colleges or universities in the Western region. An applicant is eligible for only one grant during his or her graduate program. After the May 17 deadline, proposals will assessed by a technical review panel in July. The Western SARE Administrative Council selects proposals for funding in July, and award notifications are made in August.  SARE is a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that functions through competitive grants conducted cooperatively by farmers, ranchers, researchers and agricultural professionals to advance farm and ranch systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities.

A class (STAT-AFS 511) you may be interested in that is being taught by Dave Crowder.

Employment Opportunities 

  1. Postdoc Research Associate I, Dept. of Entomology, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  2. Asst. Prof., Crops & Soils Dept., North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC
  3. Arborist (Nat Res Spec 4) St. of Washington Parks & Recreation, East Wenatchee, WA
  4. Research Assistant, Texas A&M AgriLife, College Station, TX
  5. Collection Manager, UNH Insect Collection, Univ Sys of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  6. Assistant Professor of Tree Fruit IPM, WSU Tree Fruit R&E Ctr., Wenatchee, WA See attachment for details.