John Stark was one of the subjects featured in a Fall 2017 Washington State Magazine article titled “Streaming Solutions.” To read the article go to:  https://magazine.wsu.edu/2017/08/07/streaming-solutions/

 

Our very own Rachel Olsen was featured in a Sept 1, 2017, Daily Evergreen article about her adventures as a member of the “Palouse River Rollers” roller derby team. Attached is a copy of the article.  Bonnie Jean Ohler (MS 2010 advised by Zack and Landolt) is also a roller derby enthusiast who is a member of the Madison, WI, “Dairyland Dolls.”  Bonnie and her team are participating in a tournament in Seattle this week-end.  Bonnie is a currently a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in the Christelle Guedot Lab.

 

The GPSA is offering several events this semester as part of the Professional Development InitiativeDr. Laura Lavine is facilitating the first event on September 7, 2017, at 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM at the CUB L60 (Butch’s Den).  The title of her presentation is Working Together in Teams.  See the attachment for more information and at https://gradschool.wsu.edu/pdi/event/working-effectively-teams/.

 

The next Fall Entomology Colloquium will be on Monday, September 11, 2017 beginning at 2:10 in FSHN 354.  Our speaker will be Daniel Ballhorn of Portland State University.  The title of his presentation is “The effects of microbial plant symbionts on herbivores and higher trophic levels.”  To learn more about Dr. Ballhorn go to: http://www.danielballhorn.com/index.html.  The AMS dial # for this and all colloquium presentations this semester is 5706116.  Due to the Labor Day Holiday there will be no presentation September 4th.

 

Entomology Graduate Student Orientation & Training will be Friday, September 15 at starting at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Topics that will be covered include:

  • Physical/Mental 1st Aid (Bogdan Goncharuk, Health & Wellness)
  • Autoclave training (Kelly Turk) and Lab Safety (Tom Ebeling, EHS).
  • Graduate Program Orientation (Mandatory for all new students) Deb Marsh from the Johnson Hall Grad Center (JHGC)
  • Q&A with Faculty Graduate Program Coordinator to address unit operations and lab resources.

Please plan to attend, Lunch will be provided.

For students at the stations, this training is the day after the CAHNRS Fall Festival, so if you are coming to Pullman for that, please plan to stay for this meeting.  If you need AMS, please let Jane know (lawford@wsu.edu).

 

Tidal Leadership Certificate Training for Working Professionals will start on September 5, 2017.  This training, offered through Washington State University’s Center for Transformational Learning & Leadership and the WSU Global Campus, is designed for working professionals who are eager to learn readily-applicable skills for working with diverse personalities, views, and conflict styles while developing personal awareness, courage, and clarity. For more information go to:  https://from.wsu.edu/CAHNRS/2017/tidal/pro/157297-browser.html.

 

The next Fall Entomology Colloquium will be on Monday, September 11, 2017 beginning at 2:10 in FSHN 354.  Our speaker will be Daniel Ballhorn of Portland State University.  The title of his presentation is “The effects of microbial plant symbionts on herbivores and higher trophic levels.”  To learn more about Dr. Ballhorn go to: http://www.danielballhorn.com/index.html.  The AMS dial # for this and all colloquium presentations this semester is 5706116.  Due to the Labor Day Holiday there will be no presentation September 4th.

 

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 II: September 13, 2017.  See the attachment for complete details.

 

We are excited to announce Fred Gould’s visit to the Palouse. The WSU Dept of Entomology and the Agricultural Research Center are co-hosting with the University of Idaho. You can learn more about Fred here. https://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/Gould the draft itinerary is attached.   WSU has Fred on Monday morning, September 18. I would like for you to indicate what times you are available, I will find a conference room and have small groups meet with Fred all morning. This should maximize our ability to have the most folks from WSU meet with him. Please do not invite someone else to join you. This is an invitation only morning set of meetings. You can see from the schedule that there are other opportunities to interact with Fred on a more informal basis. If you cannot meet with him but have a suggestion for another faculty member, please email me (do not reply to all) and I will coordinate. The sooner I hear from you the more likely it is you will get your preferred time. I hope you will be able to attend the GMO event and the seminar as well! Laura Lavine lavine@wsu.edu, 335-7907.  A copy of the itinerary for Dr. Gould’s visit is attached.

 

 

 

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

Asst/Assoc/Full Professor, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Environmental Educator, Chesterfield County, Chesterfield, VA

Biotechnologist, USDA Aphis, Riverdale, MD

Natural Area Reserves Specialist IV, State of Hawaii

Research Specialist, North Dakota St. Univ., Fargo, ND

Wildlife Biologist, Dept of Ag., Casper, WY

Research Associate, Fixed Term, Michigan St.  Univ., East Lansing, MI

 

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Important Dates and Deadlines:

 

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.

 

Pesticide Registration Workshop on November 8, 2017 in Puyullap at the Allmendinger Center