SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

Plan to attend the seminar’s given by Dr. Fred Gould on Monday, Sept 18 at 6:00-9:00 PMT at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center (on Main St. in Moscow) and on Tuesday, Sept 19 at 3:30-5:00 PM at the Univ of Idaho MB Pitman Center.  Dr. Gould’s visit is part of the BUGSS (Bi-University Guest Speaker Series) Lecture Series.  If you would like to meet with Dr. Gould contact Laura Lavine (lavine@wsu.edu, 335-7907) to see if there are appointments available.   See the attachments for the event details.  For those of you who cannot attend the talk (flier attached) in person, you can tune in via Zoom on Tuesday, Sep. 19, 3:30 PDT.  Here is the link:  https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/439866126.

Or iPhone one-tap :

US: +14086380968,,439866126#  or +16468769923,,439866126#

Or Telephone?

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location)?

US: +1 408 638 0968  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833             Meeting ID: 439 866 12

 

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Fang Zhu, Laura Lavine and Doug Walsh received grant funding from Renotech in the amount of $25,210 for Characterizing Molecular Mechanisms of EcoRaider for Pest Control (9/7/2017).
  • Doug Walsh received grant funding of $13,200 from UC-Davis for IR-4 TASC Magnitude of Pesticide Residue Trials (9/12/17); $8,014 from the USDA/ARS for Alfalfa Pollinator Research Initiative (9/8/2017).

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

 

WSU Postdoctoral and Research Professional Association – member call out meeting:

Hello professional researchers:  Please join us for free pizza, ice-cream and door prizes at the first ever campus-wide meeting of the WSU Postdoctoral and Research Professional Association (WSU-PRPA). This call-for-members meeting will be held in the Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) room 512 on Friday September 29th from noon-2 pm.

Previously WSU has only had a postdoc association within the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVMPA), and we are now expanding to become a National Postdoc Association member and official club of WSU that will provide support for non-tenure track post-doctorate researchers across all departments on campus. We welcome all Research Associates, Research Assistant Professors, Clinical Assistant Professors, DVM/PhD, and other research professionals to join our group.  Your participation at this meeting will help us outline the goals for our association, establish membership with our club and the National Postdoc Association, and will help us plan upcoming events and opportunities.

With support from the Provost’s Office and Office of Research Assurance, the WSU-PRPA will serve to provide an official support network for research professionals that includes:

  1. Providing training – Grant writing, teaching, interviewing, management, career planning, etc.
  2. Providing opportunities for presenting research and recognition of excellence.
  3. Providing a support network for research or employment-related conflicts and inquiries.
  4. Providing a social network that encourages collaboration and community.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

WSU-PRPA Committee:

Amanda Brinkworth, Tessa Lord, Amber Hauvermale, Victoria Harcy, Marwa Sanad, and Monica Bando

For more info contact: Amanda Brinkworth, Ph.D, WSU-PRPA interim president

 

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.

 

  1. AgCenter  Assistant/Associate Professor, Louisiana St. Univ., Baton Rouge, LA
  2. Research Technician, N. Carolina St. Univ., Raleigh, NC
  3. Research Associate, Univ of California-Davis, Davis, CA
  4. Assistant Researcher, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  5. Entomologist, St. of Iowa Talent Gateway, Des Moines, IA
  6. PostDoc Research Associate, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
  7. Dept Chair/Head, Dept of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson Univ., Center TX
  8. Scientist and Advocate-Environmental Health, Ctr for Biological Diversity, Portland, OR
  9. Dept of Head, Horticultural Sciences, North Carolina St. Univ., Raleigh, NC
  10. Extension Program Specialist III – Field Crop Entomology, Iowa St Univ, Ames IA

 

 

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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/

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

SEPTEMBER 8, 2017

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

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

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

 

AUGUST 25, 2017

ESA 2017 Awards: We are proud to announce that Betsy Beers is the recipient of the ESA Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management. Carol Ramsay is the awardee of the ESA Distinguished Achievement Award in ExtensionAlix Whitener is the recipient of the Student Activity Award. Congratulations on this important achievement that you will be recognized at the November 2017 ESA Meeting in Denver.  For more info go to http://entsoc.org/esa-names-recipients-2017-professional-and-student-awards?utm_content=buffer81e5b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer .

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4The first Fall Entomology Colloquium will be on Monday, August 28, 2017 beginning at 2:10 in FSHN 354.  Our speaker will be Dr. Omar Cornejo, Asst. Professor in the School of Biological Sciences.  The title of his presentation is “A population genetics approach to the study of host and microbe interactions.”  To learn more about Dr. Cornejo go to https://sbs.wsu.edu/faculty/?faculty/162 .  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.

 

Are you interested in gaining important organizational, teamwork and resource-management skills while sharing your experiences and deepening your understanding of the plant sciences??  Join the organizing committee for the Second Annual DuPont Plant Sciences Symposia at WSU, scheduled for March 30, 2018! This symposia series includes more than 90 events in 40 universities on 5 continents, and has reached more than 15,000 participants since 2008.  DuPont Pioneer provides funding for each of these events but gives graduate students independence to direct the content and organize the symposia.  The day-long events may include presentations by leading plant scientists, student presentations, poster sessions, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities.   If you are interested in being a part of the organizing committee please contact Stephanie Sjoberg (stephanie.sjoberg@wsu.edu) or Bruce Williamson (b.williamsonbenavid@wsu.edu) by Wednesday 8/30/17. Stephanie Sjoberg Email: stephanie.sjoberg@wsu.edu             https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-sjoberg-44725043

 

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.

 

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.

 

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Entomology Dept., Pennsylvania St.  Univ, Univ. Park, PA
  2. Postdoctoral Scholar, Renner Lab, Dept of Entomology, Penn State Univ., Univ. Park, PA
  3. Postdoctoral Ag & Natural Res. Field Specialist/Program Leader, Central St.  Univ, Wilberforce, OH
  4. AgCenter Research Assoc., Louisiana St. Univ., Entomology Dept., Baton Rouge, LA
  5. Assistant Professor, Dept of Biochemistry, NC State Univ., Raleigh, NC
  6. Research Associate (Post Doc), Oregon St., Univ., Corvallis, OR
  7. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Entomology, Snapshire ATS, San Francisco, CA  94118

 

 

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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

 

 

AUGUST 18, 2017

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

 

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

 

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

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

See the attachment for complete details.

 

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

A special area just for kids

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

 

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

 

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

 

Course Announcements

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

 

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

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

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Important Dates and Deadlines:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting will be November 5-8, 2017 in Denver, CO. Program Symposia and Workshop submissions are now open.  http://www.entsoc.org/events/annual-meeting.

 

AUGUST 11, 2017

Temporary road closures

August 12 – Cougar Way will be closed from D Street to Stadium Way and Stadium Way will be closed from Cougar Way to Ferdinand’s Lane.  Parking lots in these areas are also impacted.

 

Lincoln Way will temporarily be closed for the replacement of steam line.  August 14-18 Heavy Equipment will be excavating and need to close the road, there will be access to all  parking lots from Grimes Way.  Thank you for your patience through this project. If you should have any questions, please call Eric Slocum at 335-9088.

 

August 16 – Cougar Way will be closed from D Street to Stadium Way.  Parking lots in these areas are also impacted.

 

All Campus Picnic Volunteers

WSU Dining Services is seeking volunteers to help serve at this years’ All Campus Picnic. The picnic is set for August 18 on Cougar Way. Without our volunteers we would not be able to serve over 4900 guests in a couple of hours. Please let Cindy Carlson know if you would be interested in volunteering for any time between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. You can contact Cindy at 335-3506 or cindy_carlson@wsu.edu.

 

 BBQ

 

 

Prestigious Fellowships Workshops

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

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

See the attachment for complete details.

 

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

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

 

Course Announcements

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

 

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Ag Program Specialist State Survey, Nebraska St. Government, Lincoln, NE
  2. Supv. CBP Ag Specialist (1st Line), Customs and Border Protection, various locations in the US
  3. National Program Leader for Plant Pathology, USDA-NIFA, Washington, DC
  4. Plant Pathologist/Entomologist, USDA Dept. of Agriculture, Sacramento, CA
  5. Assistant Professor, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC
  6. Postdoc, North Dakota St. Univ, Fargo, ND

 

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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. See attachment.

 

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.

 

AUGUST 4, 2017

We just received word that our own Carol Black will receive this year’s Distinguished Achievement Award in

Extension from the Entomological Society of America.  Please join us in congratulating Carol for her outstanding work.

Recognition of her contribution to the profession reflects well on her abilities and dedication. Of course… it is also represents a win for her team, our department, CAHNRS and Washington State University. She will be presented with her award at the November ESA Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.

 

In celebration of Howard Hallgarth’s 95th birthday a special one-time only scholarship was made available to Entomology students.  Applicants wrote an essay, a resume and the purpose for which they will use the funds. Join the Entomology Scholarship Committee in congratulating awardees Megan Asche, Eli Bloom, Adekunle Adesanya and Alix Whitener.

 

LERRYIt is with a heavy heart that we learned of the passing of Dr. Lawrence (Lerry) Lacey, ARS (ret.). Lerry was a great colleague, internationally recognized insect pathologist, and a dear friend. Not only was he a gifted researcher, he was also a veteran of the Vietnam War. Please join us in recognizing the career and accomplishments of Dr. Lacey. Lisa G. Neven, Research Leader, USDA-ARS, Wapato, WA. Dr. Lawrence A. Lacey. September 27, 1946 – July 23, 2017.  Dr. Lawrence A. Lacey was internationally recognized for his work in insect pathology and microbial control of insect pests. He published more than 200 refereed journal articles, reviews, and book chapters in medical and agricultural entomology and insect pathology, and edited or co-edited four books, including the Manual of Techniques in Insect Pathology and the Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology. Dr. Lacey received his master’s degree (1975) and Ph.D. (1978) in entomology at the University of California, Riverside. His first professional position was with the National Institute of Amazon Research in Manaus, Brazil. Subsequently, he worked for the USDA Agricultural Research Service, the World Health Organization, and the Vector Biology and Control Project (USAID) in the U.S., Latin America, West Africa, Europe, and several other regions of the world. His research included studies on the biology and microbial control of black flies, mosquitoes, Japanese beetle, whiteflies, and several insect pests of tree fruit and potato. He led the Japanese beetle control project on Terceira Island (Azores, Portugal), and conducted foreign exploration for natural enemies of Bemisia tabaci while based in Montpellier, France. From 1996 to 2010 Dr. Lacey worked at the USDA-ARS laboratory in Wapato, WA, where he implemented a research program in insect pathology for protection of tree fruits and potatoes. Dr. Lacey served as an officer in the Entomological Society of America (ESA) and in the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, and as subject editor, co-editor and editorial board member for ESA journals and for the Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. His honors include his induction as a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America in 2008 as well as an International Honor Award from the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service and a Public Service Award from the University of California, Riverside Alumni Association. Dr. Lacey passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Yakima, WA and is survived by his wife, Cindy, daughter Mariah, and sons Eric and Alex.

 

 

BBQ2The Entomology Dept/School of Food Science Back to School BBQ will be on Friday, August 25th, Sunnyside Park.  Please plan to bring a salad, dessert, fruit or veggie try. The sign-up sheet will be in the Entomology and Food Science offices.  We will need to have a firm count by Monday August 21.  If you have any yard games please feel free to bring it.  The park has a playground, disc golf, tennis courts, a small baseball field and a horse shoe pit.  So there will be plenty to do there.

 

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. President Kirk Schulz will host the event and will be joined by Stacy Pearson, vice president for Finance and Administration; Olivia Yang, associate vice president for Facilities Services; and John Shaheen, director of WSU Transportation Services. After brief presentations, the floor will be open for discussion. Faculty and staff are invited to present any concerns or questions about campus planning and parking on the campus. For more information, contact Gayle Anderson, principal assistant for the Administrative Professional Advisory Council and the Faculty Senate, at anderson53@wsu.edu or faculty.senate@wsu.edu, 335-8350

 

 

Registration for groups and departments to host tables in the All-Campus Picnic closes on Wednesday, August 9th. The All-Campus Picnic is a hallmark event of the Week of Welcome, with 5,000 students typically participating. This year’s Picnic is on Friday, August 18th at 11:00am-1:30pm on Cougar Way. This a great opportunity for departments and student organizations to share their information with the incoming class of Cougs, so please consider reserving a table if you haven’t yet done so!   The cost per table is $25 for Campus Departments, and $20 for Registered Student Organizations. This may also be a good time to remind any RSOs that you advise to reserve a table now!  You can find the registration form online here: https://wow.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/666/2015/03/allcampuspicnicreservationform-2017.pdf The form must be returned with payment to New Student Programs by Wednesday, August 9th at 5:00pm.  Contact myself or NSP with any questions at orientation@wsu.edu or 509-335-4242. Julia Rosenzweig

 

Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award July 2017 RFP

Request for proposals: Researchers or educators involved with urban pest management problems which occur in the Pacific Northwest are invited to apply. Research may be conducted outside the Northwest if it involves pests that also occur in the Northwest, like bed bugs.

Purpose: This endowment was developed through donations from the Oregon and Washington Pest Management Associations, the Pacific Northwest Pest Management Conference and a variety of pest control industry suppliers. It is intended to support research and extension and/or educational activities relevant to Urban Pest Management issues.

Funding: Proposals are welcome from all Urban Pest Management researchers and extension educators, but we do expect the proposed research and training to include pests that are located in the Pacific Northwest. The amount of each grant has not been established, but we are planning for a total amount of up to $30,000 to be made available for this funding period (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018). It is expected that one or more projects will be funded. The selection committee encourages applicants to seek matching funds from supporting agencies, such as the Washington State Commission on Pesticide Registration and the Pacific Northwest Pest Management Conference.

Evaluation and Selection Criteria: Research and Extension Proposals addressing all Urban Pest Management issues will be accepted, with priority placed on those addressing pests in the Pacific Northwest such as:

  • Odorous house ants, carpenter ants and other pestiferous ants
  • Bed bugs
  • Subterranean termites, anobiid beetles, and other wood-destroying organisms
  • Yellowjackets and other wasps
  • Arthropod pests of all stored products
  • Mosquitoes and other medically important arthropods
  • Rodents
  • Training workshops or programs for Pest Control technicians

Proposal format: Proposals are limited to 5 pages with 12-point font size and one-inch margins. Applicants should include a two-page vitae as an addendum. Rationale and Significance: Each proposal should contain a detailed description of the pest problem and its impact on the affected industry and/or stakeholders.  Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017.  See attachment for complete details.

 

Course Announcements

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

 

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Graduate School Orientation is planned for August 14, 2017 starting at 8:00 AM in the CUB Senior Ballroom.  For more info go to:  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/orientation/.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Extension Specialist, Pesticide Safety Education, Dept Crop Sciences, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  2. Biological Science Lab Technician, Dept of Ag., USDA, Ames, IA
  3. Plant Protection Technician, Dept of Ag., Orlando, FL
  4. Agricultural Specialist Program Mgr., Louisiana St., Baton Rouge
  5. Integrated Pest Management/Entomology Lead, Monsanto, St. Louis
  6. Biological Science Technician (Laboratory) Dept. of the Interior, Longview, WA
  7. Graduate Res. Asst – Vector-virus biology, Kansas St. Univ., Dept of Entomology, Manhattan, KS
  8. Mosquito & Forest Pest Management, Spec. 1, Prince William County, Manassas, VA
  9. Asst. Cooperative Extension Specialist Subtropical Fruit Crop IPM, UC-Riverside, Riverside, CA
  10. Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Oregon State University, Wasco County, The Dalles, OR

 

The Office of the President is seeking to hire two grad assistants for the upcoming school year. Attached are descriptions for the two positions. Can you please help me get the word out on these and recommend qualified individuals who you think might be interested?  Please note that the turn-around time is fairly short, as we are seeking to have work begin on August 16.  If you have questions contact Chris Hoyt, Chief of Staff, Office of the President at 509-335-6615 or christine.hoyt@wsu.edu.

 

 

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Important Dates and Deadlines:

Faculty should plan to attend the Entomology Department All Faculty Meeting on August 3rd and 4th in

 

The Entomology Dept/School of Food Science Back to School BBQ will be on Friday, August 25th, Sunnyside Park.  Please plan to bring a salad, dessert, fruit or veggie try. The sign-up sheet will be in the Entomology and Food Science offices.  We will need to have a firm count by Monday August 21.  If you have any yard games please feel free to bring it.  The park has a playground, disc golf, tennis courts, a small baseball field and a horse shoe pit.  So there will be plenty to do there.  Tentatively start time is 5:30.

 

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

 

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.

 

 

JULY 21, 2017

Faculty should plan to attend the Entomology Department All Faculty Meeting on August 3rd and 4th in Pullman.  For more info contact Adam Williams.

 

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Beverly Gerdeman received funds in the amount of  from the Washington State Blue Berry Commission for work on the Root Weevil Research Project. (7/14/2017)

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

 

 

WSU Tukey Orchard cherry u-pick will continue July 21 & 22. Friday hours are noon to 6 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Only cash or checks are accepted for payment. We will have at least one more set of sales July 28 & 29. See our website for more detailed information http://horticulture.wsu.edu/orchard

 

 

Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award July 2017 RFP

Request for proposals: Researchers or educators involved with urban pest management problems which occur in the Pacific Northwest are invited to apply. Research may be conducted outside the Northwest if it involves pests that also occur in the Northwest, like bed bugs.

Purpose: This endowment was developed through donations from the Oregon and Washington Pest Management Associations, the Pacific Northwest Pest Management Conference and a variety of pest control industry suppliers. It is intended to support research and extension and/or educational activities relevant to Urban Pest Management issues.

Funding: Proposals are welcome from all Urban Pest Management researchers and extension educators, but we do expect the proposed research and training to include pests that are located in the Pacific Northwest. The amount of each grant has not been established, but we are planning for a total amount of up to $30,000 to be made available for this funding period (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018). It is expected that one or more projects will be funded. The selection committee encourages applicants to seek matching funds from supporting agencies, such as the Washington State Commission on Pesticide Registration and the Pacific Northwest Pest Management Conference.

Evaluation and Selection Criteria: Research and Extension Proposals addressing all Urban Pest Management issues will be accepted, with priority placed on those addressing pests in the Pacific Northwest such as:

  • Odorous house ants, carpenter ants and other pestiferous ants
  • Bed bugs
  • Subterranean termites, anobiid beetles, and other wood-destroying organisms
  • Yellowjackets and other wasps
  • Arthropod pests of all stored products
  • Mosquitoes and other medically important arthropods
  • Rodents
  • Training workshops or programs for Pest Control technicians

Proposal format: Proposals are limited to 5 pages with 12-point font size and one-inch margins. Applicants should include a two-page vitae as an addendum.

Rationale and Significance: Each proposal should contain a detailed description of the pest problem and its impact on the affected industry and/or stakeholders.

Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017.  See attachment for complete details.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Faculty should plan to attend the Entomology Department All Faculty Meeting on August 3rd and 4th in Pullman.

 

 

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Medical Entomology, US Air Force
  2. Public Health Officer, US Air Force
  3. Keeper, Dept of Herpetology, Ichthyology and Invertebrate Zoology, Arizona-Senora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
  4. Principal Res. Entomologist, City of New Orleans, LA
  5. Extension Specialist of Pesticide Safety Education-Entomology, IPM Inst. Of North America, Urbana, IL
  6. Post Doctoral Researcher, Ohio St. Univ., Wooster, OH

 

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Important Dates and Deadlines

The Entomology Department All Faculty Meeting on August 3rd and 4th in Pullman.

 

Back to School BBQ, Friday, August 25th, Sunnyside or Kruegel Park.  More details to come.

Registration is now open for the July 29th Facilities Services Hardhat Classic Golf Tournament.  For more information, or to register, see the Hard Hat Classic website.

 

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

 

Nominations for 2017-18 CAHNRS 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.

 

ESA 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.

July 13, 2017

Meet with Your Lawmakers This Summer and Help Inform Science Policy Registration is currently open for the 2017 Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event.

This national initiative, organized by the American Institute of Biological Sciences, is an opportunity for biologists across the country to meet with their federal or state elected officials to showcaconressionalse the people, facilities, and equipment that are required to support and conduct scientific research.
Now in its ninth year, the event enables scientists, graduate students, representatives of research facilities, and people affiliated with scientific collections to meet with their federal or state elected officials without traveling to Washington, DC. Participants can either invite their elected officials to visit their research facility or can meet at the policymaker’s local office.
AIBS will schedule the meetings with lawmakers and will prepare participants through online training and one-on-one support. “Participating in the Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event was an invaluable experience to have as a graduate student. The training provided by AIBS made me feel confident and ready to go have a conversation with Representative Reed’s District Director about federal funding, especially how it has benefitted me during my Ph.D. I was struck during our meeting by how meaningful it is to ‘show up’ and participate in the political process, especially as it relates to federal funding for the biological sciences. We scientists take the importance of federal funding to do our research to be a given, but it’s important for us to be able to communicate that effectively, especially with policymakers, to ensure that federal funding is maintained in the future.” Erin Larson, Cornell University, 2016 participant.

This event is made possible by: the American Institute of Biological Sciences, with the support of event sponsors American Society of Plant Taxonomists, American Society of Primatologists, Botanical Society of America, Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, Helminthological Society of Washington, Natural Science Collections Alliance, Organization of Biological Field Stations, Paleontological Society, Society for Freshwater Science, and Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, and the  event supporter Society of Nematologists.  Participation is free, but registration will close on July 18, 2017.  For more information and to register, visit www.aibs.org/public-policy/congressional_district_visits.html. Please share this announcement with interested colleagues and graduate students.

 

Quarterly lobbying reports must be filed online by Friday, July 14, 2017, covering WSU employee activities between April 1, 2017, and June 30, 2017. For your convenience, you can report your lobbying activities through an online submission form found at governmentrelations.wsu.edu/Lobbying.html. The reports will be reviewed and forwarded to the state Public Disclosure Commission and proper federal agencies. Note that you do not need to file a “no activity” report online if you did not lobby this quarter. Not every meeting, event, and interaction you have with elected officials is considered lobbying. Visit our lobbying page for points of clarification on what you should and should not necessarily report. In the future, to help you facilitate interaction with elected officials, it is best that WSU employees consult with Government Relations staff in advance of any lobbying activity to ensure that we send a coordinated message from our institution. Meetings of this nature can be multilayered and touch many parts of the WSU community, therefore communicating with Government Relations can provide for a more organized legislative outcome. Additionally, Annie and Michele on our Government Relations staff are available to help you determine appropriate and legal ways to communicate with public officials and external stakeholders on political issues:

FEDERAL RELATIONS      Michele McCarver: 509-335-5756

STATE RELATIONS            Annie Manning: 360-534-2332

Thank you for taking the time to ensure that we give an accurate report of time and money spent on lobbying.

Sincerely, Colleen Kerr  VPfor External Affairs and Government Relations

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Back to School BBQ, Friday, August 25th, Sunnyside or Kruegel Park

 

 

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Project Specialist for Urban Agriculture, Univ. of the Dist of Columbia,
  2. Faculty Pool-Biology, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
  3. Agricultural Environmental Specialists 1,2,3, Louisiana St. Government, New Orleans, LA
  4. Assistant Plant Diagnostician, N. Dakota St. University, Fargo, ND
  5. Co-Coordinator, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  6. Research Associate (Entomology/Insect Ecology), Montana St.  Univ., Conrad, MT
  7. Postdoc Researcher/Teacher, Penn State Univ., University Park, PA
  8. Assistant Professor of Termite Biology, Univ. of Florida, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  9. Research Scholar, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  10. Extension Educator, Ctr for Ag, Food & Natural Resources Sciences, St. Paul, MN
  11. Noxious Weed Specialist IV, St. of Hawaii, Maui, HI
  12. Vector Ecologist, County of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  13. Extension Specialist, Pesticide Safety Education-Entomology/Crop Sci, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  14. Technician I, Texas A&M Univ. AgriLife, Dallas, TX

 

 

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Important Dates and Deadlines

 

Registration is now open for July 29 Hardhat Classic Golf Tournament.  For more information or to register see the Hard Hat Classic website.

 

Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award  –  July 2017 RFP

Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017. Submit one electronic or written copy of the proposal to Walter S. Sheppard, Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164-6382 (shepp@wsu.eduentomology@wsu.edu). The applicants will notified of the selection committee choice by October 1, 2017.

 

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.