UPCOMING EVENTS:

Please join the CAHNRS Associate Dean for Research’s Faculty Research Advisory Council for two exciting discussions on University-Industry partnerships with our special guests from PepsiCo. May 18 @ 10 am in FSHN T-101. The Future of Food and the Role of Universities By PepsiCo Innovation Team: Zach Ellis – Manager, External Innovation, Brad Rodgers – Director, Snacks Packaging Innovation, and Mehtap Fevzioglu – Associate Principal Scientist, Snacks Food Structure and Ingredient Science; FSHN T-101; AMS dial 5704269; phone bridge 509-335-9445; ID: 04269. And May 19 @ 9 am followed by WSU Faculty Presentations: Current Needs of PepsiCo By PepsiCo Innovation Team: Zach Ellis – Manager, External Innovation, Brad Rodgers – Director, Snacks Packaging Innovation, and Mehtap Fevzioglu – Associate Principal Scientist, Snacks Food Structure and Ingredient Science; FSHN T-101; AMS dial 5704269; phone bridge 509-335-9445; ID: 04269.

Starting Right with Bees Shortcourse on June 9-10, 2017 Ensminger Pavilion, Pullman, WA.  Register Online.  Click here for more information.

Rearing High Quality Queens Workshop will be on June 11, 2017 Ensminger Pavilion, Pullman, WA.  Register Online.  Click here for more information.

Faculty and Lab Managers need to make sure that their employees have turned in their keys to the Entomology Office before leaving Pullman.  This will help us so that we don’t have to use your budgets to have new keys made

Students who will be leaving for one of the research stations, and not be returning to Pullman in the fall, need to return your keys in to the Entomology Office, make sure to remove the items in your office area, and take your trash out to the dumpster before you leave Pullman.  We don’t have the man power to clean up after other people.

Jeb Owen responded to an inquiry for Ask Dr. Universe page in the Summer 2017 edition of the Washington State Magazine (page 52). The questions posed was “How do viruses affect animals.” To read the article go to:  https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/2017/05/03/viruses-affect-animals/

From the Registrar’s Office:  For your convenience, increased security and efficient processing, please use the preferred method of delivery of the Supplemental Grade Form on the Pullman campus: scan and email the form to ro.records@wsu.edu.  If you deliver the Supplemental Grade Form in person or through campus mail, the form must be placed in a sealed departmental envelope to be accepted by the Pullman Registrar’s Office.  Delivery of the Supplemental Grade Form in a sealed envelope provides an additional measure of security for this sensitive document. Office of the Registrar – Washington State University –  509-335-5346

Lab Safety Commitment form instructions for principal investigators and laboratory leaders:

  1. Review the attached most recent Lab Safety Commitment Memo, the Laboratory Safety Commitment form, and the CAHNRS Lab Safety Spreadsheet.
  2. Evaluate your lab(s) using the criteria listed on the 2016 Laboratory Safety Commitment form and address any issues.  Complete, sign and post the form in your lab.
  3. Complete and/or update your department’s portion of attached spreadsheet with the current status of your posted lab safety commitments, and progress towards each lab safety focus area.  Create new rows to add a lab not currently listed.  Update incorrect information and complete missing information for your labs, including Yes/No questions, PI and lab contact information, OK/notOK info, etc.
  4. The OK/notOK information was gathered in 2016 for your lab. Be sure to update this information based upon whether your lab meets the criteria listed in the Lab Safety Commitment form.  If you have a notOK listed and cannot resolve the issues preventing an OK status, report the specific barriers to success in the Comments column on the spreadsheet.  The focus is on updating (or completing if you haven’t yet) your Laboratory Safety Commitment form and posting it.
  5. Return the spreadsheet and a copy of your completed and signed Laboratory Safety Commitment form to your Department Administrative Manager and cc: cahnrs.safety@wsu.edu no later than May 19.

Thank you for your continuing support and efforts to improve laboratory safety in CAHNRS and at WSU.

Kimi Lucas, Director CAHNRS Operations, Dixie Kearney, CAHNRS Operations – Safety

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Agriculture Operations Manager, FEMA, Detroit, MI
  2. Field Biologist-Entomologist, SpringStar, Inc., Woodinville, WA
  3. Agricultural Environmental Specialist 1/2/3, St. of Louisiana, Woodworth, LA
  4. Postdoc Research Associate, Entomology & Plant Pathology, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  5. Plant Health Inspector-Grain, Feed & Seed, State of Ohio, Licking County, OH
  6. Research Scientist, Insect Breeding, Aspire Food Group, Austin, TX
  7. Plant Industry Inspector 9-P11, Pesticide Focus, State of Michigan, Otsego County Michigan

Assistant Professor of Tree Fruit IPM,

WSU Tree Fruit R&E Ctr

NOTICE OF VACANCY:  Entomology Assistant Professor of Tree Fruit IPM. The Department of Entomology at Washington State University is seeking an Assistant Professor of Entomology to develop an innovative research and extension program focused on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of insects and mites attacking tree fruit. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position to begin August 16, 2017, or as negotiated, at the university’s Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, in Washington State. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, and externally funded, research and extension program in IPM, focusing on problems faced by the Washington tree fruit industry.  This program should emphasize the development of ecologically and quantitatively based IPM, with a balance of basic and applied contributions to science that are published in high quality peer-reviewed journals. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to be an active participant in the transfer of research information to the tree fruit industry using traditional and modern methods, and participate in WSU’s tree fruit extension team.

The successful applicant is also expected to support and mentor Entomology graduate students and post-doctoral scientists, and contribute to the teaching program within the Department of Entomology.  The teaching expectation is 3-4 graded credit hours (customarily one course) per annum. Required: Earned Ph.D. in Entomology or related discipline at date of hire with expertise in IPM and insect ecology.  Preferred:  Evidence of a commitment to excellence in graduate education and outreach; demonstrated ability and/or potential to develop a high-quality research program addressing basic and applied problems in insect ecology and/or IPM; demonstrated ability to publish research in high-quality peer reviewed journals and to publish extension articles in appropriate venues; demonstrated ability and/or potential to develop an extramurally funded program; ability to collaborate with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, including colleagues and clientele statewide, regionally, nationally and internationally; and excellent communication skills including the ability to translate and articulate research outputs and assess the outcomes and impacts of an outreach program.

Screening of application materials begins June 16, 2017, and will continue until position is filled. Applications must include: letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications, areas of expertise, and research interests; a current curriculum vitae; statement of vision and goals for the position that describes how you would approach the position; electronic copies of graduate and undergraduate academic transcripts; and names and contact information for four professional references. Letters of recommendation will be requested for the finalists. Please contact Dr. Vince Jones, Search Committee Chair, vpjones@wsu.edu, 509-663-8181 x291, for questions about this position. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. For a complete position description see the Notice of Vacancy with all required and preferred qualifications visit http://entomology.wsu.edu/directory/current-vacancies/, and to apply visit www.wsujobs.com and search #: 125314

https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/31790 . For additional information on Washington State University, the College of Agricultural Human and Natural Resource Sciences or the Department of Entomology, visit http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/, and http://entomology.wsu.edu/. EEO/AA/ADA.

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Important Dates and Deadlines

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.

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

The Call for Proposals for the SARE 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.

Return the spreadsheet and a copy of your completed and signed Laboratory Safety Commitment form to your Department Administrative Manager and cc: cahnrs.safety@wsu.edu no later than May 19.

Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting will be November 5-8, 2017 in Denver, CO. Program Symposia and Workshop submissions are now open.  http://www.entsoc.org/events/annual-meeting.