BBQ3The Entomology Dept/School of Food Science Back to School BBQ will be on Friday, August 25th, at the Sunnyside Park.  The department is providing pulled pork and chicken and a vegetarian selection along with condiments and drinks.  Please plan to bring a salad, dessert, fruit or veggie try. The sign-up sheet are in the Entomology and Food Science offices.  We will need to have a firm count by Monday, August 21.  If you have any yard games please feel free to bring it.  The park has a playground, disc golf, tennis courts, a small baseball field and a horse shoe pit.  So there will be plenty to do there.

 

Please save the date for this fall’ s Entomology Colloquium presentations to be held on Mondays at 2:10  PM. Attached is the preliminary schedule of this semester’s speakers.  More details to come.  Dave Crowder is this semester’s organizer.

 

Prestigious Fellowships Workshops:  Applying for external fellowships and grants is an excellent way to fund your graduate education, and is also a professional development experience for many students who will be seeking academic career placement where grant funding is a necessity.  The Graduate School offers training to help students apply for a number of these prestigious fellowships. Read more about the fellowships and register for the workshops:

  • Workshop I: August 24, 2017               Workshop II: September 13, 2017

See the attachment for complete details.

 

Plan to attend the National Lentil Festival on August 18 & 19.  Some of the Events included are:

A special area just for kids

For more info go to:  http://www.lentilfest.com/ and click on activities.

 

Retirement celebration for Mary Kate Alexander: Please join us for a reception in Mary Kate Alexander’s honor Thursday, August 24, from noon – 2 p.m. in Hulbert 409. Mary Kate is retiring after 38 years of service to WSU. We look forward to celebrating her career as she moves on to the next chapter of her life which involves a lot of grandkid time. Come by to enjoy some cake and wish her well.

 

Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award July 2017 RFP.  Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017.  See attachment for complete details.

 

Course Announcements

A new for Fall 2017 course titled Biotechnology and the Environment.  It is cross-listed as ENTOM 460/ENVR_SCI 460.  It will be taught Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 AM-11:50 AM and is available via AMS.  The instructor is Allan Felsot.  The course number for Pullman students is: 05563.  Sections are available at the WSU Research Centers. See the attachment  for more information.

 

David Crowder will be teaching STAT 511/AFS 511 Statistical Methods for Graduate Researchers this Fall Semester.  This 4 credit course is will be taught on Tuesday and Thursday at 12-1:15 PM in Johnson Hall C107.  The course # is 09826 for the lecture and 09827 for the Lab that is taught on Wednesday at 8:10-10:00 AM.  See the attachment for more details.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

The WSU Convocation will be on Friday, August 18th, at 10:00 AM at the Beasley Coliseum.  For more info go to:  http://convocation.wsu.edu/.

 

All Campus BBQ, Friday, August 18th, beginning at 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM on Cougar Way (by the track facility) across from the Coliseum.   For more info go to:  https://wow.wsu.edu/all-campus-picnic/.   This is a free event, but you will need to have your WSU ID card with you.

 

The Entomology Dept/School of Food Science Back to School BBQ will be on Friday, August 25th, Sunnyside Park.

 

There will be a Pesticide Registration Workshop on November 8, 2017 in Puyullap at the Allmendinger CenterSee the attachment for more details.

 

 

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Extension Educator Hort-Veg/Fruit Production, University of Minnesota, Indiana
  2. Associate Manager, Entomology-Urban Entomologist, S.C. Johnson Company, Racine, WI
  3. Research Assistant, Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
  4. Post Doctoral Fellow 2017-2018, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  5. Plant Abiotic Stress Biochemist, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  6. Curatorial Assistant, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

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Important Dates and Deadlines:

The Entomology Dept/School of Food Science Back to School BBQ will be on Friday, August 25th, Sunnyside Park.  Please plan to bring a salad, dessert, fruit or veggie try. The sign-up sheets are will be in the Entomology and Food Science offices.  We will need to have a firm count by Monday August 21.  If you have any yard games please feel free to bring it.  The park has a playground, disc golf, tennis courts, a small baseball field and a horse shoe pit.  So there will be plenty to do there.

 

Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award –  July 2017 RFP Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017.

 

A forum on campus planning and parking will be presented by the Office of the President and the Faculty Senate, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, in FSHN T-101.

 

Nominations for 2017-18 faculty awards are being accepted through September 29th.  See the attached memo for the call and the awards available. Also, please let me know who is being nominated and for what so we can keep an inventory of the submissions to make sure CAHNRS is well represented. Contact Lisa Johnson janowski@wsu.edu if you have questions.

 

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.