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.

All Entomology Graduate Students are strongly encouraged 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).

 

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.

 

The Adminstrative Professional Advisory Council is sponsoring Staff Appreciation Week the week of Sept. 11-15, 2017.  There will be workshops by:

Lynn Valenter, WSU Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations, “Running Effective Meetings” 10:30-noon, CUB 201

Human Resource Services for a Q&A session 11-1PM Lighty 401

Devon Grant Postdoctoral Research Associate, “Sleep, It Matters” 12:10-12:50, Terrell 42

Dr. Tom Tripp, Professor of Management, “4 Myths of office Conflict,” 12:10-12:50 in Terrell 24

Dr. Noel Schulz, “Mapping Your Own Professional Development” Noon-1:00 PM FSHN T101

See the attachment for or more information.

Staff can get a 20% discount off at the Bookie, Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, Sept 12, from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Lighty 401 Hallway, and discounts are area businesses.

 

Plan to attend the CAHNRS Fall Festival on Thursday Sept. 14, from 4-6:00 PM at the Spillman Plaza between Johnson Hall and Hullbert Hall.  There will be free food, games and other fun things to do.  There will also be an opportunity to win a CAHNRS scholarship.  This free event is sponsored by the Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership.  See the attached flyer for more info.

 

Tidal Leadership Certificate Training for Working Professionals started 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.

 

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.

 

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. To read more about the fellowships and to register for the workshops go to: https://gradschool.wsu.edu/fellowships/

 

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Wichita St. Univ., Wichita, KS

Assistant Specialist, Univ of Riverside, Riverside, CA

Extension Vegetable Specialist, Dept of Ag, Health & Nat Res, Univ of Connecticut

Assist Professor/Insect Vector Biologist/Insect Physiologist, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

 

 

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Important Dates and Deadlines:

 

The GPSA is offering several events this semester and next spring semester as part of the Professional Development Initiative.  For a list of upcoming PDI events go to:  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/pdi/2017-2018-pdi-event-calendar/

 

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. 

 

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 Puyallup at the Allmendinger Center