The October 23, 2017 Entomology Colloquium speaker will be James Hepler, student in the Entomology Department who will be giving his PhD proposal seminar titled “Host Plant Utilization of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys, in the Arid Pacific Northwest.” Jimmy is an ARC Fellow student and is advised by Betsy Beers. The presentation will be at 2:10 PM in FSHN 354 (the Entomology Classroom).  To find out more about James Helpler go to: http://entomology.wsu.edu/directory/students/,

http://seattlearcsfoundation.org/fellows/current-fellows/.

The new AMS dial up number for all sites to dial for this event is 771155.

 

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Bill Snyder who is the recipient of a $37,322 grant from UC- DAVIS//AFRI Foundational Program/USDA/NIFA for work on Managing Wild Birds for Improving Strawberry Production, Pest Control, and Food Safety Outcomes in the California Central Coast (10/18/2017).
  • Doug Walsh is the recipient of a $8,000 grant from Gowan Company for the study of Miticide Efficiency on Hops (10/17/2017).
  • For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx

 

This October, the three candidates interviewing for the Tree Fruit IPM Entomologist Tenure Track faculty position will be available for graduate students and staff to join for lunch in Pullman following their seminar in T0101 (calendar invite attached).  Attached is the information for the candidate seminars.  Below are active links that hold the current agenda and candidate materials.

o        October 11th at 11:15 AM

o        October 18th at 11:15 AM

o        October 25th at 11:15 Am

Please be prepared for open discussion with the candidates to make most use of the time. The search committee will ask for you feedback via a candidates evaluation survey.  The candidate evaluation survey can be found at:  https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cNFTblqyg4jZXbT. Please fill out for all candidates evaluations by October 26, 2017.  Also bear in mind the candidates will be spending half of their visit in Wenatchee, were you may be able to interact with them if you are located outside of Pullman. Do pay attention to the agenda on each OneDrive link as all updates will be made there to keep a current version available for all to access.  Please do keep the candidate’s information secure.

 

From: Johnson, Lisa:  FYI…This may be a great opportunity you would like to pass on to your “rockstar” students.

Subject: Glamour’s College Women of the Year Competition // Looking For Students to Apply!
I’m an editor at Glamour and am reaching out about our annual College Women of the Year competition, and would love for you to share this information with students. A little history about our franchise: Each year for the last 61 years, Glamour has been recognizing ten outstanding students: scientists, athletes, activists, businesswomen. The one thing they have in common, aside from being in college, is that they’re incredible at what they do. You can read about out the 2017 winners here. Some details about the competition: the deadline is November 1st. We’re looking for students with strong leadership skills, who excel in extracurricular activities or athletics, and give back to their community or campus in some way. Entrants could receive $10,000, connections with leaders in their field, and a profile in a future issue. Last year was incredibly special—we connected our winners with mentors at an intimate luncheon which included guests like Robin Roberts, Martha Stewart, and Katie Couric.  Here is the link to the application. Please let me know if you have any questions about it! Are there any outstanding students who come to mind that may be a good fit to apply? Thanks so much. Jessica Militare, Assistant Editor, GLAMOUR, 1 World Trade Center, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10007

T: 212-286-2252                 jessica_militare@condenast.com | @ohheythisisjess

 

We are opening the application period for this year’s endowment-funded travel award applications.  If you are planning on attending a professional meeting and making a presentation or preparing a poster, you should consider applying for one of these endowments.  Applications will be open until 5pm on October 20th.  There are four travel awards, each tied to one of our endowments where the donor asked that their money be used to support student travel. The student that wins each award receives the entire yield of that endowment, which typically ranges from $200-600 depending on market conditions and the size of the original donation. The goal is to highlight the generous gifts made by each donor by tying each award to a specific endowment. Two endowments, Hastings and Telford, fund travel for “Early Career” students. This would include exceptional undergraduates, MS students, or students on a “straight to PhD” track that are early in their training. Two endowments, Getzin and Tamaki, fund travel for “Later Career” students. The faculty review committee will judge whether students qualify as early or later career, based on each year’s applicant pool. So, students don’t have to specify which type of award they are applying for.  In all cases, applications have three components, which should be emailed to Adam at adam.williams@wsu.edu:

  1. A 500 word (or less) essay from the student concisely explaining why you deserve the award. You might describe the significance of your presentation (is it an invited talk? is this a major national meeting? have you recently submitted or published particularly significant findings?), specific plans to build ties with possible postdoc advisors or other collaborators, etc. Travel awards can also be used to meet with collaborators outside of a national meeting; the need for this should be justified.
  2. The student’s updated CV.
  3. A 250 word (or less) memo from the major advisor describing why they feel their student is deserving of the award.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any of the committee members if you have questions. Research and recognition awards have a separate deadline in the spring and will be described in a future email.

The Student Awards Committee, Betsy, Laura, and Rich.

 

The Graduate School recently announced several scholarships and fellowship awards for outstanding graduate students. This is a rare opportunity to acknowledge excellence among the graduate cohort at WSU, and we are well aware that there are many extraordinary graduate students in CAHNRS.  Please review the 8 graduate student awards currently being offered by the Graduate School:

  1. The Richard and Constance M. Albrecht Scholarship: Open to all active doctoral students enrolled either full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester, in good standing who have successfully passed their preliminary examination, and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students cannot receive this award more than once.
  2. Ann Chittenden Holland Master’s Thesis Award for Graduate Student Excellence: Open to all graduate students in good standing in STEM disciplines who have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA, have completed a WSU master’s thesis in the past year and are currently enrolled in a doctoral program at WSU.
  3. The Charles Allen Master’s Thesis Award: Open to all graduate students in good standing in the arts, humanities and social sciences who have completed a WSU master’s thesis in the past year and are currently enrolled in a doctoral program at WSU and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students must be enrolled either full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester. Students cannot receive this award more than once.
  4. Karen P. DePauw Leadership Award: This is a fellowship, open to all doctoral students who have successfully passed their preliminary examination, and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students must be enrolled full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester. Students cannot receive this award more than once. (Please note this award has a separate nomination process – additional details found here: https://afw.wsu.edu/awards/).
  5. Arnold and Julia Greenwell Memorial Scholarship for Social Sciences and Humanities: Open to all doctoral graduate students who are conducting research/scholarship in the social sciences or humanities and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students must be enrolled full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester. Students cannot receive this award more than once.
  6. Anne and Russ Fuller Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Research/Scholarship: This is a fellowship, open to all doctoral graduate students who are conducting interdisciplinary research/scholarship and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students must be enrolled full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester.
  7. The Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines: Open to all doctoral applicants to WSU in a STEM discipline.
  8. The Graduate School Dissertation Year Fellowship: Open to all doctoral candidates in good standing with an approved dissertation proposal who have passed their preliminary exam and expect to complete and defend their dissertation during the nine-month period in which the award is offered. In addition, the candidate must be a legal Washington State resident, they must have enrolled full time prior to the fellowship period and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.

Full descriptions and eligibility requirements for each award are provided here:  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/scholarships-2016/

Please nominate deserving graduate students from your unit for these awards. Nominees for each scholarship should be sent directly to Alanna Ellis (acellis@wsu.edu) in the Academic Programs Office. CAHNRS deadline for nominees for all but the Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines is Thursday, December 7, 2017.  Rich Zack, Interim Associate Dean of Academic Programs will make final selections for the college and submit nominations by the Graduate School deadline.  Nominees for The Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines are due on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 to Alanna Ellis (acellis@wsu.edu) in the Academic Programs Office.

 

 

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/ Be award that the deadline for most of the listed fellowships are in November and December.

 

 

HEALTH & SAFETY:

SUBJECT:             Safety Policies and Procedures Manual  –  Revision Letter Number One Hundred Fifteen

This SPPM revision includes the following changes:

To read the full policy to Accumulation of Dangerous Chemical Waste 5.68 go to: http://old-www.wsu.edu/manuals_forms/HTML/SPPM/5_Chemical-Hazardous_Material_Safety/5.68_Storage_of_Dangerous_Chemical_Waste.htm

This revision:

  • Changes to title of this section from “Storage of Dangerous Chemical Waste.”
  • Updates procedures and requirements regarding accumulation of dangerous chemical wastes, and adds this information specific to WSU Vancouver.
  • Updates requirements for labeling dangerous chemical waste containers.
  • Adds contacts regarding centralized waste accumulation areas for chemical waste at all campuses, and research and extension centers.

Adds requirements for preparing dangerous wastes for pickup from WSU Vancouver satellite accumulation areas.

 

The 2017-2018 WSU Annual Security and Fire Report is now available on line at https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/1265/2016/11/157456-security-and-fire-report-17-18-hr.pdf.

 

Save the date for the 2nd Annual Cyber-Security Awareness Summit on October 25, 2017.  This event is hosted by the WSU Information Technology Services. The Keynote Speaker will be Agnes Kirk, State of Washington chief Information Security Officer.  More details to come.

 

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

 

  1. Pollinator Conservation Specialist / Agronomist, The Xerces Society, North Dakota or Minnesota areas
  2. Research Scientist II, General Dynamics Info Tech, Silver Spring, MD
  3. Field Agronomist, NewLeaf Symbiotics, St. Louis, MO
  4. Vector Control Entomologist, Mobile Co. Health Dept., Mobile, AL
  5. Gypsy Moth Data Coordinator, Idaho Div. of Lands, Coeur d’Alene, ID
  6. Director, NE IPM Center Sr. Extension Associate, Cornell Univ., New York, NY
  7. Associate Professor/Professor, St. of New York, Syracuse, NY
  8. Research Technologist in Pollinator Biology, Penn St.  Univ, Univ. Park, PA
  9. Assistant Professor, Univ of Mary Washington, Fredericksbkurg, VA
  10. Plant Protection Entomologist, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture, St. Paul, MN

 

 

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Important Dates and Deadlines:

The Graduate School’s Imagine Beyond Initiative is designed to help prepare our undergraduate students for graduate school. The next workshop will be on November 29, 2017 and is titled “Statement of purpose and letters of recommendation.”  The website is located at  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/imagine-beyondPlease forward to your students who may be interested in graduate school.  See the attached flyer for more info.

 

Save the date for the 2nd Annual Cyber-Security Awareness Summit on October 25, 2017.  This event is hosted by the WSU Information Technology Services. The Keynote Speaker will be Agnes Kirk, State of Washington chief Information Security Officer.  More details to come.

 

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/

 

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