November 10, 2017

veteransday

 

WSU University offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10 in honor of Veteran’s Day

 

 

shirleyThe November 13, 2017 Entomology Colloquium speaker will be Dr. Shirley Luckhart.  Dr. Lukhart is a professor and Co-Director of the Center for the Human Ecosystem at the University of Idaho.  Her presentation is titled “An ancient stress hormone in malaria:  cross-kingdom signaling in mosquitoes and mammals.”  For more information about Dr. Luckhart go to: https://www.uidaho.edu/cals/entomology-plant-pathology-and-nematology/our-people/shirley-luckhart  and   http://biosci3.ucdavis.edu/Faculty/Profile/View/14251 .

All colloquium presentations are held in FSHN 354, (the Entomology Department classroom) and begin at 2:10 PM.  The AMS dial in number is 771155.

 

Entomology Strategic Planning Workshop – Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8am – 4pm in FSHN 164 and by AMS for Entomology Faculty.  The AMS dial # for this meeting is 771612.

 

Tukey Orchard is having another already picked fruit sale this Friday Nov  10 (12-6 PM) and Saturday Nov 11 ( 10 AM-4 PM).  Eventhough it is a university holiday they will be having their sales.  They have  many kinds of apples (normal and unusual varieties), pears and plumbs ($1-1.35 / pound).  They also have wood chips for barbequing.  Only cash or check are accepted in payment.  For more info go to:    http://horticulture.wsu.edu/orchard/.

 

Have you gotten suspicious emails with the subject line showing USER and the first line of the message that reads “This is an Email Service Alert from Service Desk?”  If so forward it (and any other suspicious emails) on the WSU Security Operations Center at abuse@wsu.edu.  See the attachment for more information that gives some practical ways to prevent harmful emails.

 

Four finalists for the CAHNRS Dean position have been identified.  The first finalist will visit Pullman be on November 27 & 28.  See that attachment for all of the candidate’s detailed schedules.

 

Winter parking for state vehicles: Our state vehicles now have a dedicated parking lot to park at by the Yellow 1 lot behind the indoor practice facility. With the new parking zones further limiting options and availability near FSHN for paying employees and students we do not want to block these spots when state vehicles when they are not actively in use. Importantly, during the winter months (November through March), many parking lots around campus do not allow overnight parking to accommodate snow removal. Most of our state vehicles will need to be moved, except the departmental van and truck which receive an exception as they primarily assist with transporting students to class at U of I. However during periods where there is no courses (Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and Spring Break) they will also need to be moved to the dedicated state vehicle Exempt lot to allow heavy equipment the opportunity to remove snow. See the attachment for the images of dedicated state vehicle parking lot that lab vehicles need to start utilizing, and the black No Overnight Parking Sign that is now posted around campus to avoid during the next months.

 

American Entomologist Seeks Cover Photos September 5, 2017—ESA’s membership magazine, American Entomologist, is seeking dynamic, beautiful, and interesting photos of insects to appear on its cover. Photos should be of living insects, in sharp focus, and in portrait orientation. It is preferred that the insect be in a natural setting, with no human presence visible; in addition, it is preferred that the full insect to be visible in the image, with no parts cropped out. The insect or other elements of interest should not appear in the top 30 percent of the photograph, to allow space for the American Entomologist masthead. All photos must be at least 300 dpi in resolution at a width of at least 8.5 inches.  Because American Entomologist is a quarterly publication and we wish to feature a variety of photographers’ work, we can only accept two photos per photographer as part of this call for photos.  By submitting your photo, you agree to give ESA permission to use your image on a future cover of American Entomologist. You will not be asked to transfer copyright in your photo to ESA. ESA will not use your photo in any other way without requesting your permission for that specific use.  Please submit your photos by December 1, 2017, to pubs@entsoc.org, along with a caption and photo credit information to be used if the image is published. Please include “American Entomologist call for cover photos” in your subject line or the body of your email to ensure that your photo is properly directed. Thank you for your interest in contributing the next great image for the cover of American Entomologist.

 

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 aware that the deadline for most of the listed fellowships are in November and December.

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

 

  1. Assistant Professor-Citrus IPM, Univ. of Florida, Lake Alfred, FL
  2. Assistant Professor-Mosquito Ecologist, Univ of Florida, Indian River, FL
  3. Assistant Specialist, Cooperative Specialist-Ag. Entomologist, UC-Davis
  4. Entomologist, Smithsonian Institution, US Federal Gov., Washington, DC
  5. Agricultural Inspector, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
  6. Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  7. Postdoc Res. Associate, Entomology & Plant Path, Univ. Of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  8. Faculty Research Assistant/Associate, Oregon St. Univ., Corvallis, OR
  9. Quarantine Lab Assistant, UC –Berkeley, Berkeley, CA,

 

 

Please share with any undergrad students you work with:

Perrault Farms Inc., Toppenish, WA had paid internship for work as an IPM scout for a large hop farm and Hop breeding company.  See the attachment for more information.

 

 

 

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Important Dates and Deadlines:

 

November 1-31, 2017 is the open enrollment period for medical and dental plans.  This is the one time of the year you can make changes to, and enroll in certain benefits for the upcoming year. To see the medical insurance premium changes go to: https://www.hca.wa.gov/assets/pebb/50-626-2018.pdf.

 

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.

 

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 November Professional Development Initiative workshops are:  (1) Navigating health Care for Graduate Students presented by Sara Wynne, Health Educator on Monday Nov 6th, 10 AM in CUB L60 (Butch’s Den); (2) Stress Relief and Mindfulness Workshop presented by Anne Cox, Assoc Professor in the Kinesiology Program, on Thursday, Nov. 16th at 2:00 PM in CUB L60 Butch’s Den.  For more info see the PDI attachment.  All of these workshops are free for WSU faculty, staff, graduate and professional students.

 

The Graduate School recently announced several scholarships and fellowship awards for outstanding graduate students. 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, 2017Rich 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.  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.

 

 

Pacific Branch ESA meeting in Reno, NV, June 10-13, 2018.

 

Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Nov 11-15, 2018

 

November 3, 2017

There will be no colloquium presentation on Monday due to the Entomological Society of America meetings in Denver, CO on November 5-8, 2017.

 

thank youThank you to all of the students who helped with yesterday’s ENT 101 Insect feed.

Your help was greatly appreciated.

 

If you are going to Denver for the ESA meetings be sure to go cheer on our Linnaean Games and Debate teams, and participants in the new 3-minute Lightening Bug competition.

 

Have you gotten suspicious emails with the subject line showing USER and the first line of the message that reads “This is an Email Service Alert from Service Desk?”  If so forward it (and any other suspicious emails) on the WSU Security Operations Center at abuse@wsu.edu.  See the attachment for more information that gives some practical ways to prevent harmful emails..

 

November 1-31, 2017 is the open enrollment period for medical and dental plans.  This is the one time of the year you can make changes to, and enroll in certain benefits for the upcoming year. To see the medical insurance premium changes go to: https://www.hca.wa.gov/assets/pebb/50-626-2018.pdf. Wednesday, November 8th is the date for the Benefits Fair to be held in Pullman at the CUB. This will be your opportunity to talk with plan providers to help you make informed decisions about your health care benefits.  For other locations around the state go to page 6 of the attached October 2017 For Your Benefits publication.

 

Rich Zack, Bill Turner and Sanford Eigenbrode (UI) were quoted in a front page article in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News on Saturday, October 28th. The article was titled “Bugged by all the bugs?” The article is attached.  Rich Zack was also featured in a WSU Evergreen news article to read the article go to:   https://dailyevergreen.com/20249/news/aphids-to-thin-out-by-end-of-week/#image.

 

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Walter Sheppard who received $20,000 in funding for honey bee research from the Thurber Fund.

For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx

 

The members of the WSU Honey Bees and Pollinators team hosted a WSU Dad’s Weekend event on Friday, Nov. 3 at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center.  Participants learned about the WSU Honey Bee Program and the Pollinator Research Facility, how and where WSU honey is produced and where the bees live.  Honey is available for purchase at the visitor center. Additional event details are available at visitor.wsu.edu, visitor@wsu.edu or 509-335-4636. More information about the WSU Honey Bees and Pollinators program can be found at bees.wsu.edu.

 

Winter parking for state vehicles: Our state vehicles now have a dedicated parking lot to park at by the Yellow 1 lot behind the indoor practice facility. With the new parking zones further limiting options and availability near FSHN for paying employees and students we do not want to block these spots when state vehicles when they are not actively in use. Importantly, during the winter months (November through March), many parking lots around campus do not allow overnight parking to accommodate snow removal. Most of our state vehicles will need to be moved, except the departmental van and truck which receive an exception as they primarily assist with transporting students to class at U of I. However during periods where there is no courses (Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and Spring Break) they will also need to be moved to the dedicated state vehicle Exempt lot to allow heavy equipment the opportunity to remove snow. See the attachment for the images of dedicated state vehicle parking lot that lab vehicles need to start utilizing, and the black No Overnight Parking Sign that is now posted around campus to avoid during the next months.

 

American Entomologist Seeks Cover Photos September 5, 2017—ESA’s membership magazine, American Entomologist, is seeking dynamic, beautiful, and interesting photos of insects to appear on its cover. Photos should be of living insects, in sharp focus, and in portrait orientation. It is preferred that the insect be in a natural setting, with no human presence visible; in addition, it is preferred that the full insect to be visible in the image, with no parts cropped out. The insect or other elements of interest should not appear in the top 30 percent of the photograph, to allow space for the American Entomologist masthead. All photos must be at least 300 dpi in resolution at a width of at least 8.5 inches.  Because American Entomologist is a quarterly publication and we wish to feature a variety of photographers’ work, we can only accept two photos per photographer as part of this call for photos.  By submitting your photo, you agree to give ESA permission to use your image on a future cover of American Entomologist. You will not be asked to transfer copyright in your photo to ESA. ESA will not use your photo in any other way without requesting your permission for that specific use.  Please submit your photos by December 1, 2017, to pubs@entsoc.org, along with a caption and photo credit information to be used if the image is published. Please include “American Entomologist call for cover photos” in your subject line or the body of your email to ensure that your photo is properly directed. Thank you for your interest in contributing the next great image for the cover of American Entomologist.

 

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

 

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 aware that the deadline for most of the listed fellowships are in November and December.

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Research Associate (Entomology/Insect Ecology, Montana St. Univ., Conrad, MT.
  2. Natural Area Reserves Specialist IV, St. of Hawaii
  3. Postdoc Research Assoc., Texas A&M AgriLife, Corpus Christi, TX
  4. Assistant Professor for Ecology, Div of Natural Sci., College of Mt. St. Vincent, Riverdale, NY
  5. Asst. Professor in Acarology, Texas A&M, College Station, TX
  6. Applied Insect Chemical Ecologist, Entomology Dept., Cornell University
  7. Area IPM Extension Advisor-Entomology, UC

 

Please share with any undergrad students you work with:

Perrault Farms Inc., Toppenish, WA had paid internship for work as an IPM scout for a large hop farm and Hop breeding company.  See the attachment for more information.

 

 

Can’t get enough entomology new and info?  Check out these on-line publications:

EntomologyToday, the official ESA Blog at                  https://entomologytoday.org/

ESA on Facebook at                                                      https://www.facebook.com/entsoc/

Livescience                                                                    http://www.livescience.com/topics/insect/

ScienceDaily                                                                  https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/plants_animals/insects_and_butterflies/

Io9 the Future                                                               http://io9.gizmodo.com/tag/entomology

Topix Entomology                                                         http://www.topix.com/science/entomology

 

 

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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.

 

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 November Professional Development Initiative workshops are:  (1) Navigating health Care for Graduate Students presented by Sara Wynne, Health Educator on Monday Nov 6th, 10 AM in CUB L60 (Butch’s Den); (2) Stress Relief and Mindfulness Workshop presented by Anne Cox, Assoc Professor in the Kinesiology Program, on Thursday, Nov. 16th at 2:00 PM in CUB L60 Butch’s Den.  For more info see the PDI attachment.  All of these workshops are free for WSU faculty, staff, graduate and professional students.

 

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

 

November 1 -31, 2017 is the open enrollment period and is the one time of the year you can make changes to, and enroll in certain benefits for the upcoming year. To see the medical insurance premium changes go to: https://www.hca.wa.gov/assets/pebb/50-626-2018.pdf. Wednesday, October 8 is the date for the Benefits Fair to be held in the CUB.  This will be your opportunity to talk with plan providers to help you make informed decisions about your health care benefits.

 

Immigration Roundtable:  Global Services will be offering an immigration round table to provide updates on current immigration and WSU policies impacting international students and scholars. This forum is designed for faculty and staff members who work with international students. This is a great place to learn more about the services provided by Global Services for international students and scholars, as well as to get your questions and concerns addressed. First there will be a short five-minute presentation about the International Center and the services and programming they offer. After we will break into small groups and have International Student and Scholar Advisors provide updates on policies that impact international students and scholars, as well as answer questions from attendees.  We will also be seeking feedback and what our office can provide, in regards to programming and support, to help out other departments in their work with international students and scholars. This session will be held Friday November 11th, 2017 between 3:30 and 5:00 pm in CUE 318.

Contact: Cody Tornow cody.tornow@wsu.edu

 

The Graduate School recently announced several scholarships and fellowship awards for outstanding graduate students. 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, 2017Rich 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.  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.

October 27, 2017

 

There will be an Entomology Faculty meeting on Monday, October 30th at 11:00 AM.  The AMS dial # to come.

 

hotalingThe October 30th Entomology Colloquium speaker will be Dr. Scott Hotaling, Postdoctoral Researcher in the WSU School of Biological Science.  His presentation is titled “Genetic Perspectives on Biodiversity in North American Alpine Streams.” For more info about Dr. Hotaling go to: For more information about Dr. Hotaling go to: https://labs.wsu.edu/genomes/people/lab-members/. The presentation begins at 2:10 PM in FSHN 354 (Entomology Classroom).  The AMS dial up number for all sites to dial for this event is 771155.

 

Thank you for participating in the search process for the new IPM tree fruit entomologist.  The web version of the evaluation forms can be found at the following link:

https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cNFTblqyg4jZXbT

Access to seminars recordings are available at https://experience.wsu.edu/Calendar/Calendar.aspx then navigating to the date of the seminar (2 for each candidate during the week of their visit listed below. Please complete one evaluation for each candidate:

1)      Lauren Diepenbrock (9th October)

2)      Tobin Northfield (16 October)

3)      Ikkei Shikano (23 October)

Please do not fill out an electronic form for a candidate that you’ve already filled out a paper ballot for.  If you could fill these forms out by Next Monday (30 October) it would be greatly appreciated.  Vince Jones, vpjones@wsu.edu

 

November 1 -31, 2017 is the open enrollment period for medical and dental plans.  This is the one time of the year you can make changes to, and enroll in certain benefits for the upcoming year. To see the medical insurance premium changes go to: https://www.hca.wa.gov/assets/pebb/50-626-2018.pdf. Wednesday, November 8th is the date for the Benefits Fair to be held in Pullman at the CUB. This will be your opportunity to talk with plan providers to help you make informed decisions about your health care benefits.  For other locations around the state go to page 6 of the attached October 2017 For Your Benefits publication.

 

Richard Zack was featured in a front page article on the Friday, October 27, 2017 edition of the WSU Daily Evergreen.  Also featured were Entomology Department graduate students Alix Whitener, Adrian Marshall and Josh Milnes and told of their experiences while on a field trip to Guatemala led by Dr. Zack.  See the attached Daily Evergreen article.   

Meet members of the WSU Honey Bees and Pollinators team, sample WSU Honey and receive a free honey stick – or two, one for you and one for your honey! Better yet, share with Dad! Learn about the WSU Honey Bee and Pollinator Research Facility, how WSU honey is produced and where the bees live during a tasting and open house noon-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center. The event coincides with WSU Dad’s Weekend and Cougars football game against the Stanford Cardinals Saturday in Martin Stadium. WSU Honey is available for purchase at the visitor center. Additional event details are available at visitor.wsu.edu, visitor@wsu.edu or 509-335-4636. More information about the WSU Honey Bees and Pollinators program can be found at bees.wsu.edu.

The Activity Insight Demonstration presented by the Provosts team for our units is now available for any WSU user to view at: https://experience.wsu.edu/Calendar/Calendar.aspx – navigate to 10/25/17, and select   AnSci, ENT, & SFS Activity Insight Demonstration

 

WSU Business Modernization Initiative Software Demonstration:

I’m excited to share some good news about the ongoing effort to modernize the way we work each day.

In response to the request for proposals (RFP) for new finance, payroll, and human resources software, two vendors, Oracle and Workday, have been invited to the WSU Pullman campus to give on-site software demonstrations to the WSU community. The demonstrations will help us evaluate which software can best meet the needs of the University. The demonstrations will be held in the CUB Auditorium on the WSU Pullman campus Monday through Thursday the weeks of November 6 and November 13. Live broadcasts to Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver will be available. Current WSU employees will also have the option to view the demonstrations via live stream (sign on with WSU credentials required).

The demonstrations are divided into sessions based on topic and functionality to be discussed. Please visit the Modernization website to view the schedules, detailed descriptions of the objectives and functionalities for each session, and additional information. After the demonstrations, we encourage you to provide your feedback via an online survey available at: https://modernization.wsu.edu/.  While we recognize that specific topics and functionalities will interest specific users, we encourage all faculty and staff to attend the “Day in the Life of” sessions scheduled the mornings of November 6 (Oracle) and November 13 (Workday). These sessions—one for faculty members and principal investigators, and one for staff, administrators, and managers—are intended to allow the software vendors to provide a high level demonstration of how the software can help with the work performed here at WSU. Please feel free to email questions to modern.initiative@wsu.edu. We look forward to seeing you at the demonstrations in November! Best, Stacy

WSU Business Modernization Initiative:

Last month the University released the request for proposals (RFP) for new finance and human resources software. The software selected through this process will be instrumental in fulfilling the overarching goals of the modernization: The successful evaluation and selection of a new software platform is dependent on strong involvement and feedback from end users and subject matter experts across the University. We look forward to broad involvement from the University community throughout this process, including the on-site vendor demonstrations.
Save the Date:  Please plan to join us at the on-site demonstrations on the WSU Pullman campus the weeks of November 6 and November 13. Live broadcast to Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver will also be available. Additional information, including location and demonstration schedules, will be shared with the WSU community in the coming weeks on the modernization website. The sessions will be cofacilitated by our independent consultants who specialize in software assessment and procurement. We invite all to attend and help us assess the software’s ability to meet University needs. Your ideas and feedback on the demonstrations will be collected through an online form, which will be reviewed by the software evaluation committee.  As a reminder, over the next few months the vendor community may become active in seeking insights and opinions from WSU employees regarding the initiative. To help avoid any confusion, delays, or process issues created by miscommunication, we request that all vendor inquiries associated with the modernization initiative and the software RFP, whether formal or informal, be referred to Eric Rogers, Director of Purchasing Services, who will route the inquiry appropriately.
Please feel free to email questions to modern.initiative@wsu.edu.

 

 

 

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

 

Immigration Roundtable:  Global Services will be offering an immigration round table to provide updates on current immigration and WSU policies impacting international students and scholars. This forum is designed for faculty and staff members who work with international students. This is a great place to learn more about the services provided by Global Services for international students and scholars, as well as to get your questions and concerns addressed. First there will be a short five-minute presentation about the International Center and the services and programming they offer.
After we will break into small groups and have International Student and Scholar Advisors provide updates on policies that impact international students and scholars, as well as answer questions from attendees.
We will also be seeking feedback and what our office can provide, in regards to programming and support, to help out other departments in their work with international students and scholars.

This session will be held Friday November 11th, 2017 between 3:30 and 5:00 pm in CUE 318.

Contact: Cody Tornow cody.tornow@wsu.edu

 

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.

 

 

*****

EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

 

  1. Biological Science Lab Tech, (APHIS, PPQ, S&T Labs) Dept. of Agriculture, Miami, FL
  2. Asst. Professor of Nematology, UC-Davis Dept of Entomology & Nematology), Davis, CA
  3. Postdoctoral Scholar, Williams Lab, UC-Davis
  4. Postdoc Research Scholar, North Caroline St. Univ., Raleigh, NC
  5. Extension Associate 3 (spotted Laternfly), Penn State University, University Park, PA
  6. Environmental Associate, 2 positions, Kansas Dept of Ag., Kansas City, KS and Salina, KS
  7. Extension Educator, Ag & Nat Res, Univ.  of Illinois Extension, Urbana-Champaign, IL

 

 

 

*****

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

 

November 1 -31, 2017 is the open enrollment period and is the one time of the year you can make changes to, and enroll in certain benefits for the upcoming year. To see the medical insurance premium changes go to: https://www.hca.wa.gov/assets/pebb/50-626-2018.pdf. Wednesday, October 8 is the date for the Benefits Fair to be held in the CUB.  This will be your opportunity to talk with plan providers to help you make informed decisions about your health care benefits.  For more details see the Open Enrollment attachment.

October 20, 2017

 

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.

 

*****

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

 

 

*****

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

October 13, 2017

The Student Entertainment Board presents Carnival Night, Oct 13th, from 9 PM – 12 AM and is in the CUB Sr. Ballroom.  Come to Carnival Night in the CUB today! There will be acrobats, a roaming magician, a mechanical bull, and more! Free Subway, cotton candy, and popcorn with your name on it. Get there tonight for free food and a good time.

 

edwindavisThe October 16, 2017 Entomology Colloquium speaker will be Dr. Edwin Davis. His presentation will be at 2:10 PM in FSHN 354 (the Entomology Classroom). Dr. Lewis is the department head and professor in the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology at the University of Idaho. He is also the Co-Director of the Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem at UofI. The title of this week’s presentation is “Movement and infection behaviors of insect-parasitic nematodes: The Story of the Slithering Herd.” For more information about Dr. Davis go to: https://www.uidaho.edu/~/media/…/Edwin-Lewis-CV.ashx  or to

https://www.uidaho.edu/cals/entomology-plant-pathology-and-nematology/our-people/edwin-lewis.  Please note that the new AMS dial up number for all sites to dial for this event is 771155.

 

Come join us for good food, drink and to learn about the transformative research that is happening at WSU.

Monday October 16th, 5:30pm in PACCAR Town Hall.  As part of WSU’s ongoing effort to support innovation and research engagement, multiple groups are collaborating to host events focused on connecting research at WSU to people and resources to support translational research. This represents an institution-wide effort to embrace a culture of entrepreneurship that celebrates working across boundaries, creativity in research and efforts to apply our academic work to problems in the world. This event is focused on providing exposure to the ongoing research projects and connections to individuals looking to help develop and deploy translational efforts. This event is part of a series of team-building events that aim to connect WSU students and University community members with an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship. The goals for these events are to build grassroots level teams around novel ideas that can make a tangible impact in the world. It is expected that such events will spur collaborations to generate resources in order to translate the research outcomes into the world. Information on the funding and support opportunities available to WSU faculty and students will be provided at these events.  Please join us and be ready to tell us: What’s your problem?

RSVP Here: http://ed.wsu.edu/events  For more info contact Bruce Williamson Benavides, Molecular Plant Sciences program, b.williamsonbenavid@wsu.edu.

 

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Doug Walsh is the recipient of a $76,211 grant from the USDA/ARS for the Evaluation and Development of Hop Germplasm for the Washington State Hop Growing Region (9/28/2017).
  • David Crowder and Robert Orpet are recipients of a $17,875 grant from Western SARE/USDA/NIFA to work on Assessment of the Positive and Negative Effects of Earwigs in Apple Orchards (10/2/2017).
  • Betsy Beers is the recipient of grants from Syngenta Crop Protection in the amount of $13,300 (10/4/2017).
  • John Stark is the recipient of a $143,574 from the Dept. of the Interior to work on Biological Effectiveness of Green Stormwater Infrastructure (10/6/2017).
  • Doug Walsh; Elizabeth Beers; Carrie Foss; Brandon Hopkins; Drew Lyon; Carol Miles; Michelle Moyer; Kim Patten; Timothy Waters are the recipients of a $272,998 grant from USDA/NIFA for the Washington State IPM Extension Implementation Program 2017-2020 (10/6/2017).
  • 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).  View each candidates agenda and access information through their link below, including the current agenda, seminar access details, 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 your 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.

 

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.

 

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:

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.

 

*****

EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Extension Coordinator, WSU Extension, Chehalis, WA
  2. Research Specialist, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  3. Agricultural Stewardship Specialist, Cornell Univ., New York State.
  4. Assist/Assoc Professor of Arthropod Molecular Systematics, Univ. of Idaho, Moscow
  5. Postdoc Scholar, Penn St. Univ, University Park, PA
  6. Postdoc Research Associate, Entomology & Plant Pathology, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  7. Research Assist., Texas A&M AgriLife, College Station, TX
  8. Technician III, Texas A&M AgriLife, College Station, TX

 

*****

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 October 16th and is titled “Components of a graduate application.”  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