November 23, 2015

Our final Fall Colloquium will be next Wednesday, Dec 9that 12:10 PM in FSHN 354.  Our presenter is John E. Banks.  The title of his presentation is:  Population Models for the Protection of Ecosystem Services.  Currently Dr. Banks is the Director of Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center at California St. Univ-Monterey Bay. Previously Dr. Banks served as Director of the Office of International Programs and as a professor of Environmental Sciences at Univ. of Washington-Tacoma.  For more info on Dr. Banks go to:  https://sites.google.com/a/csumb.edu/john-e-banks-ph-d/home.   The AMS dial # is: 5709215.

 

Carmen Castillo-Carrillo has scheduled her PhD seminar at 9:00 AM on December 11th in FSHN 104A (Food Sci Conference Room) and defense will follow thereafter in FSHN 164 (Entomology Conference Room).

Congratulations to Conor O’Leary who successfully passed his MS-Non Thesis exam on Nov. 20th.  He is advised by Vince Jones.

Congratulations to Janet Lane who successfully passed her MS final exam on Nov. 23rd.  She is advised by John Stark.

Kudos to Alix Whitener who took 2nd place for Graduate Student 10 Minute Presentation (Chemical Ecology), and to Adekunle Adesanya who took 2nd place the Graduate Poster Competition (Nursery & Specialty Crops), at the recent ESA meeting held in Minneapolis.

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Betsy Beers is the recipient of a $6,000 grant from Bayer (11/24/2015)
  • Jay Brunner are the recipient of a $8,000  grant from DuPont (11/5/2015)
  • Elizabeth Culbert & Vince Jones are the recipients of a $96,000 grant from Univ CA/USDA-NIFA (11/19/2015)

 

Food Pantry for Students: Some of you may already know about the Office for Access Equity and Achievement’s Food Pantry that is available to all students but I wanted to pass out more info about it.  The Food Pantry is Located in Lighty Student Services 260 and it is open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.  From experience working with students, they typically tend to run out of money at around these times and might need some help making ends meet.  Please let your students know that this resource is available to them.  They just need to show up and ask for it.  They will be taken to the room and they can grab what they need. The pantry is currently well stocked with a variety of ready-to-eat meals, soups, hygiene products, vegetables and many more. Ray Acuna-Luna, Access Equity and Achievement, ray.acuna@wsu.edu, 509.335.7649.

Xmas PartyPlan to attend the CAHNRS Holiday Party on Thursday, December 10th at 4-6:00 PM at the Ensminger Pavilion.  In conjunction with this event we will be collecting canned food and other perishables for a local food bank.  We have a box in the Entomology Office for your donations to the food drive. 

 

 

Office of the President and Office of the Provost Food Drive

Please partner with us in a food drive to benefit the Pullman and Moscow communities this holiday season.

What: Canned Goods & Non-Perishable Items   When: Until Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Where: Offices of the President or Provost (French Administration Bldg. 422 or 436)

President and Mrs. Bernardo, Provost Erica Austin, and Provost Ron Mittelhammer will match each donation pound for pound!   If you have any questions, please kindly contact Ginger Druffel (509-335-4200) or Kristina Peterson-Wilson (509-335-5581).

This is a reminder that nominations for Graduate School Awards/Scholarships are due to the Academic Programs Office by Thursday, December 10. The deadline is intended to give Dr. Kidwell enough time to review the nominations and determine which nominees to move forward to the Graduate School. Full descriptions and eligibility requirements for each award are provided here:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/. Please send nominations to acellis@wsu.edu.

Allan Felsot was featured in a Capital Press article on Nov. 13th.  The title of the article is: Glyphosate no cancer threat, scientist argues.  A copy of the article is attached.

ABD applications are due to the Graduate School prior to the semester your student is seeking an ABD waiver. With the December Holiday Reduced Operations, the Graduate School will be closed from Monday, December 28th through Friday, January 1st.  Due to this closure, your applications will need to be in our office by no later than Wednesday, December 23rd. Student requesting an ABD waiver must have passed their preliminary examination and completed all their graded coursework listed on their Program of Study with the exception of the seminar courses. To be considered a seminar, the WSU catalog must include the word “seminar” in the course title. For those students in need of adjustments to their Program of Study before the ABD request may be considered, please submit the Change of Program form (completed and signed) no later than Wednesday, December 23rd. Please note, ABD applications will not be considered for spring semester if the Graduate School does not have the ABD application and if needed, Change of Program in our office by Wednesday, December 23rd.  Contact Rita Whitcomb (335-5165 rwhitcomb@wsu.edu) at the Grad School if you have questions.

Final Grades are due by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 22, 2015.

Former student Christian Krupke (PhD 2004) was featured in a PBS NewsHour segment titled Are pesticides to blame for the massive gee die-off? Christian was co-advised by Vince Jones & Jay Brunner.  To see the segment go to:  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/are-pesticides-to-blame-for-the-massive-bee-die-off/

Plan to join us for our Annual Holiday Party in December with a white elephant gift exchange, at noon on December 18th.  RSVP at Dory’s desk in FSHN 166.  Dory and Jane will make soups but we need help with rolls, desserts and a couple of salads.

December Holiday Reduced Operations: December Holiday Reduced Operations will be Thursday, December 24, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016. The period includes three university holidays (December 24, December 25, and January 1). Most university operations and services will be unavailable during this time. Faculty will retain access to their individual offices and labs during the December Holiday Reduced Operations; however, the thermostats may be turned down in buildings that are otherwise closed. Facilities Services operations staff will not be available to unlock buildings. Department employees will need to make arrangements with their departmental key coordinators to have keys available or use card swipe access where appropriate.

The Graduate School has created a searchable FAQ page for students, which is up and running here: https://gradschool.wsu.edu/faqs/.  This link is accessible in our website navigation under Prospective Students. Also added is a link from our home page and the current student’s page—and it will be included in the automatic email reply when students email us for questions.

Another helpful feature for our spring students is the graduate school orientation videos, which are now online here: https://gradschool.wsu.edu/graduate-school-orientation/

U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program will hold its fifth annual Summer Institute on Global Food Security Sunday, June 5- Saturday, June 18, 2016 on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. This two-week learning program is for graduate students who are interested in developing a holistic understanding of the conceptual challenges around global food security with a focus on cross-disciplinary problem solving of real-world development challenges. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of graduate study and be enrolled in a U.S. institution at the time of application. U.S. citizenship is not required. Application Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2016. Applications are available at the program website. For more info go to: http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/food/.

A scholarship opportunity:  Turner Pest Control is proud to offer a scholarship award to a deserving student in the U.S. who has been accepted to a university, college or trade school and submits the winning entry in an essay competition. A scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded on June 15, 2016.  The deadline for entry is May 1, 2016. All entrants must submit a 500-word essay on Technology in Local Businesses, describing how advancing technology will change how local businesses, such as pest control companies, run their businesses and provide service to customers.

Requirements for applicants

  • Submit a completed scholarship application online by midnight, May 1, 2016.
  • Attach the above-described 500-word essay to your online application.
  • Applicants must be accepted to a community college, four-year college or university, trade school, or two year technical college in the U.S.

For more info and to apply go to:  http://www.turnerpest.com/scholarship/pest-control-scholarship/

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

CAHNRS Christmas Holiday Party, December 10th in the Ensminger Pavilion from 4-6 PM.

WSU will be closed December 24 & 25, 2015 for the Christmas Holiday and December 28-31 except for essential operations.

Remember, March 1, 2016 will be the deadline for our 2016 Research scholarship applications: “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions.

ESA Pacific Branch meetings are April 3-6, 2016 in Honolulu, HI at the Pacific Beach Hotel.

2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL. Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

November 16, 2015

   Happy Thanksgiving Everyone     WSU is closed on Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving Day and Nov. 27 for Native American Heritage Day.   ANNOUNCEMENTS: Don’t forget our joint Taco Soup Lunch with Food Science on Monday, Nov 23 at noon in the Food Sci Kitchen.  If you will be attending sign up on the… » More ...

November 9, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Janet Lane will be doing her final Master’s Exam from Puyallup on November 23, 2015 at 10:30 PM.  Her thesis is titled: Modeling the Climatic suitability of Fopius Arsinans and its Host Fly Bacteroceria Dorsalis.  Janet is advised by John Stark.  The AMS dial # is:  5702746. A copy of Janet’s Thesis is available on the Entomology Sharepoint site.

Conor O’Leary will be doing his final Master’s Non-Thesis final exam from Wenatchee on November 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM.  A copy of his paper will be available soon.  Conor is advised by Vince Jones. His exam will be available on AMS and the dial # is:  5702480.

Beginning Nov. 19-Nov. 30 upgrading work in FSHN 164 is scheduled to be done. Work will entail Electrical Telecom/Data Alteration, Office Alteration and Painting. This work may cause phone and computer service during this time.  See the attachment for complete details.

The week of Nov. 16-20th the GPSA is collecting hygiene items for Family Promise of the Palouse.   Items needed include: shampoo, conditioner, razors, shaving cream, lotion, tooth paste & brushes, dental floss, body wash, towels and Q-tips.  Natalie Boyle is the contact person for this effort.  Family Promise of the Palouse is an organization that provides housing to families who would otherwise be homeless.  They also help them with learning life and employment skills. We have a drop off box in the office for donations.  For more info on FPP go to: http://familypromisepalouse.org/ or  https://www.facebook.com/familypromisepalouse/.

Friday, November 20, 2015 at 11:59pm is the last day undergraduate and professional students may withdraw (drop with penalty) from a class (Academic Regulation 68).  In myWSU, a withdrawal is called “drop with penalty”.  A withdrawal will be marked as a W on the transcript.

The new Entomology Apparel has arrived.  We have a nice range of styles, sizes, colors and pricing.  See the attachment for what the items look like. 

Plan to join us for our Annual Holiday Party in December with a white elephant gift exchange, details to be announced.

Interim President Daniel J. Bernardo, Ph.D. cordially invites you to the Eleventh Annual Employee Recognition Reception on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in the CUB M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom on the Pullman campus.
3:30–5:00 p.m.: Recognition Reception: In 2015, more than 600 WSU staff and faculty achieved a length-of-service milestone. Please join your colleagues in honoring the outstanding contributions of University employees to the WSU community.  4:00 p.m.: Recognition Program:  Employees who achieved length-of-service milestones during 2015 will be recognized during the brief program.  For more information, visit www.employee-recognition.wsu.edu  or call Human Resource Services at 509-335-4521. To RSVP go to: http://employee-recognition.wsu.edu/emprecog/los/rsvp.aspx

INTERDIS 590: Preparation for College Teaching is being offered this coming spring semester.  This course is designed for graduate students who will be teaching assistants and/or exploring careers that involve teaching at the college level. Experiences, perspectives, and best practices of college teachers from multiple disciplines will be presented. All graduate students are invited to participate in this course. See the attachment for complete details.

The Graduate School has announced the 6th Annual Global Case Competition.  This competition brings student’s together to develop innovative interdisciplinary solutions to complex global issues facing each of us in today’s world.  Registration opens Feburary 1, 2016.  Teams of 4 to 6 students work together under a strict timeline to develop an innovative solution to the selected case. Judging the solution occurs in 2 stages. Teams present their solutions in a 2-page written solution. Expert judges evaluate each solution and the top-5 teams are selected as finalists. Each of the finalist teams presents a solution in a public forum. Judges hear each solution and pose questions to the respective teams before selecting a winner. To learn about GCC visit this webpage:  https://ip.wsu.edu/on-campus/overview-schedule/

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving Day and Nov. 27 for Native American Heritage Day.

ESA Annual Meeting is November 15-18, 2015 in Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN.  Theme is Synergy in Science: Partnering for Solutions.

Eleventh Annual Employee Recognition Reception on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in the CUB M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom on the Pullman

campus.

CAHNRS Christmas Holiday Party, December 10th in the Ensminger Pavilion from 4-6 PM.

Students: Be sure to check out the WSU Grad School Scholarship page for a list of scholarships.  Most have a submittal date of Dec 15, 2015.  The link is:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/#Richard

WSU will be closed December 24 & 25, 2015 for the Christmas Holiday and will be closed December 28-31 except for essential operations.

The 108th Apple Cup Football Game is Friday, November 27th at UW in Seattle.

Remember, March 1, 2016 will be the deadline for our 2016 Research scholarship applications: “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions.

ESA Pacific Branch meetings are April 3-6, 2016 in Honolulu, HI at the Pacific Beach Hotel.

2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL. Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

 

November 2, 2015

Announcements:

No colloquium presentation as WSU will be closed November 11 for Veteran’s Day. Thank you to all who have served our country in the US Armed Services.

 You are invited to attend the next no-host Lunch and Learn on Friday, November 13th at noon.  This week’s subject is understanding and using the Graduate Student health insurance program and learn about the services provided by Health & Wellness Services.  We will meet upstairs in Rm. 354.  Leslie Stamper is our presenter.

 The new Entomology Apparel has arrived.  We have a nice range of styles, sizes, colors and pricing.  Click on any of the links below to see what an item looks like and know that our logo will go on the item. 

 

The next Entomology Faculty meeting is planned for next Friday, November 13 at 11-12AMS dial # is 5702631.

 Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Nicole Rafferty & William Snyder who are the recipients of a $23,515 grant from the British Ecol Society (10/9/15)
  • Jeb Owen, William Snyder & Thomas Besser who are the recipients of a $1,994,15 grant from USDA/NIFA/OREI (10/27/15)
  • William Snyder; David Crowder; et al., who are the recipients of a $2,688,111 USDA/NAFA (10/26/15)

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

CAHNRS Christmas Holiday Party, December 10th in the Ensminger Pavilion from 4-6 PM.

The CAHNRS Holiday Party committee is asking if departments (faculty/staff/students) would put together a gift basket for the drawings this year.  Please work with your unit and see if you can come up with donations that we can raffle off at the holiday party.  All donations can be brought to me, by December 3rd, in FSHN 302G.  Please pass this information to your faculty/staff/students in your units.

The CAHNRS Office of Research Office is accepting Emerging Research Issues for Washington Agriculture 2015 Grant proposals until November 16th.  A Unified Industry-Based Agriculture Initiative funded by the Washington Legislature provides an internal competitive grants program to address emerging issues facing Washington’s agricultural industries. The program funded $1.7 million dollars of research from 2007-2010; abstracts of the funded proposals are available at http://arc.wsu.edu/info/eri/summaries.html and http://arc.wsu.edu/info/eri/summaries-2013.html. The grants program was structured to provide greater responsiveness to emerging research and outreach needs of state agricultural industries. As one measure of its success, projects related to the funded proposals were successful in attracting over $22 million of external support for related projects, over $11 million of which has been or will be spent in Washington.  Over time the intent still remains to address emerging issues in Washington Agriculture, however, it has become increasingly important to attract federal support for these issues that complements support from commissions.  See attachment for more information.

WSU CAHNRS Networking Opportunity Online Industry Networking

Tuesday, November 27, 6-7 p.m. PST

Join WSU alumni and students from the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences for a virtual networking event! This is a great opportunity to connect with Cougs in your professional industry, or your desired industry. The event is free, it’s only an hour, and it’s fun!  Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to connect with other WSU students and alumni in an online speed-networking forum with convenience and ease. During the event you will be paired with multiple participants for several rounds of timed, text-based chats that will allow you to expand your personal and professional networks. Discussion topics can range from career opportunities to restaurant recommendations – the time is yours, so make the most of it!
Virtual Networking Provides:
-The opportunity to share your experiences
-Exchange of career tips
-Building of your professional network
-The opening to form mutually beneficial relationships
-The chance for Cougs to help Cougs
Visit the registration page to create your account and to register today!

Interim President Daniel J. Bernardo, Ph.D. cordially invites you to the Eleventh Annual Employee Recognition Reception on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in the CUB M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom on the Pullman campus.
3:30–5:00 p.m.: Recognition Reception: In 2015, more than 600 WSU staff and faculty achieved a length-of-service milestone. Please join your colleagues in honoring the outstanding contributions of University employees to the WSU community.  4:00 p.m.: Recognition Program:  Employees who achieved length-of-service milestones during 2015 will be recognized during the brief program.  For more information, visit www.employee-recognition.wsu.edu  or call Human Resource Services at 509-335-4521. To RSVP go to: http://employee-recognition.wsu.edu/emprecog/los/rsvp.aspx

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

 Nilsa Bosque-Perez wanted to let you all know about this Dissertation Defense seminar at UI that may be of interest to some of you: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF LAND USE CHANGE ON BEE POPULATIONS AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN THE SEASONALLY DRY TROPICS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH, by Sara M. Galbraith, Ph.D. Candidate in Entomology, Monday November 9th 2015 at 8:30 AM PST at UI in Ag Sci 62.

  • Grad Students can begin registering for Spring 2016 classes on November 9th.
  • Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving Day and Nov. 27 for Native American Heritage Day.
  • ESA Annual Meeting is November 15-18, 2015 in Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN.  Theme is Synergy in Science: Partnering for Solutions.
  • Eleventh Annual Employee Recognition Reception on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in the CUB M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom on the Pullman campus.
  • CAHNRS Christmas Holiday Party, December 10th in the Ensminger Pavilion from 4-6 PM.
  • Students: Be sure to check out the WSU Grad School Scholarship page for a list of scholarships.  Most have a submittal date of Dec 15, 2015.  The link is:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/#Richard
  • WSU will be closed December 24 & 25, 2015 for the Christmas Holiday and will be closed December 28-31 except for essential operations.
  • Remember, March 1, 2016 will be the deadline for our 2016 Research scholarship applications: “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions.
  • ESA Pacific Branch meetings are April 3-6, 2016 in Honolulu, HI at the Pacific Beach Hotel.
  • 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL. Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

 

October 26, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back on Nov. 1.

Thank you to all who helped with this year’s ENTOM 101 Bug Buffet on Oct 28.

Newsletter

Jake Asplund, Eli Bloom, Kunle Adesanya, Robbie Zinna, Megan Taylor, Karol Krey, Courtney Grula, Jenny Finitzer, Megan Asche & Emily Wine.  Not pictured are Joseph Taylor, Rachel Olsson, Lizz D’Auria & Adrian Marshall.

Grad Students can begin registering for Spring 2016 classes on November 9th.

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Doug Walsh is the recipient of a $16,000 grant from DOW (10/23/2015)
  • William Snyder, David Crowder, et al., are the recipients of a $2,688,111 grant from USDA/NIFA/Specialty Crops (10/6/2015)

 

You are cordially invited you to participate in the events and sign up for a time to meet with Allen Moore. Dr. Allen J. Moore is a Distinguished Research Professor & Department Head of the Department of Genetics at the University of Georgia. He will be at WSU November 3-6, 2015. Dr. Moore will be presenting at the Ecolunch in the School of Biological Sciences in Abelson 306 on November 3, at 12:00 pm, the Entomology Colloquium on November 4, at 12:10 pm, and the ADVANCE at WSU luncheon on Thursday, November 5, where he will be discussing supporting success for women in STEM as an administrator. The location for the ADVANCE at WSU luncheon Thursday November 5, 2015 is still to be determined. His schedule is below. Please email me and let me know when you would like to meet with him. Feel free to forward this email to anyone (especially your lab group members) you think might be interested in meeting with Allen. He is an accomplished scientist and an incredible advocate for women and diversity in science, I think you will enjoy meeting with him.  The AMS dial in # for the Entomology Colloquium on Nov. 3 is 5709215Note, Laura Lavine is hosting a reception for him at her home on Thursday, November 5, you are more than welcome to attend and to bring a guest or two. Please just RSVP to Laura Lavine. This special event is hosted by the ADVANCE at WSU PRO-NET speaker program.

 

As you know Jay Brunner plans to retire December 31st, after 37 years of contributions to WSU.  There is a retirement dinner planned Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the Wenatchee Golf and Country Club.  Tickets are available for $15 per person and space is limited.  RSVP’s need to be received by this Friday by calling 509-663-8181.  For those of you who can’t attend or would like to contribute to his retirement gift please contact me at 335-3590 or stop by Hulbert 423 and I will coordinate it to be sure it is taken to Wenatchee.  Lisa Johnson, 509-335-4561 | janowski@wsu.edu

2016 Open Enrollment Benefit Fairs for PEBB eligible employees

 The 2016 Open Enrollment Benefit Fairs for WSU campuses are scheduled for:

  • Pullman: November 3, CUB Junior Ballroom, 9 a.m to 1:30 p.m.

The “For Your Benefit” newsletter and Open Enrollment website will provide locations for other statewide Benefit Fairs. Questions can be directed to HRS Benefit Services at 509.335.4521 or email hrs@wsu.edu

The open enrollment period to change your medical and dental plan runs from November 1-30, 2015. 

Town Hall Meeting with CAHNRS Administration is on November 4, 2015 at 3-5 PM in FSHN T101 and via AMS to statewide locations. This event is open to all CAHNRS faculty, staff, and students.  The AMS number for all sites to dial for this event is 5702148. If you are attending by phone, please call (509) 335-9445. When prompted, enter the meeting ID 02148. Please mark your calendar to attend.

Please join CAHNRS Acting Dean Kim Kidwell and Associate Deans Rich Koenig and Jim Moyer for discussions on:

  • Presidential Search Update
  • CAHNRS Dean Search Update
  • Budget Realities for CAHNRS
  • Budget Re-allocation Process
  • Grand Challenges
  • Business Centers

Come, hear updates on these topics and more, so bring your questions and concerns. Your input is welcome and needed! For the most thorough responses and answers, please submit questions in advance.  To submit a questions go to:  http://townhall.cw.wsu.edu/#gf_1

Open to all CAHNRS faculty, staff, and students.

Save the Date for the upcoming Active Shooter Defense Training:  APAC is sponsoring an Active Shooter Defense Training on Friday, November 6, 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. in FSHN T101 (Food Science Health Nutrition Building) on the Pullman campus.  This training is also available via AMS and everyone is invited to attend.  This training is being presented by Lieutenant Larsen from the WSU Police Department. AMS locations: Everett: GWH-105; Spokane: SAC 401A; Vancouver: VECS 125; Tri-Cities: TBA If you would like to attend, but do not see your site listed, please contact the APAC office to request your site be added.

The CAHNRS Office of Research Office is accepting Emerging Research Issues for Washington Agriculture 2015 Grant proposals until November 16th.  A Unified Industry-Based Agriculture Initiative funded by the Washington Legislature provides an internal competitive grants program to address emerging issues facing Washington’s agricultural industries. The program funded $1.7 million dollars of research from 2007-2010; abstracts of the funded proposals are available at http://arc.wsu.edu/info/eri/summaries.html and http://arc.wsu.edu/info/eri/summaries-2013.html. The grants program was structured to provide greater responsiveness to emerging research and outreach needs of state agricultural industries. As one measure of its success, projects related to the funded proposals were successful in attracting over $22 million of external support for related projects, over $11 million of which has been or will be spent in Washington.  Over time the intent still remains to address emerging issues in Washington Agriculture, however, it has become increasingly important to attract federal support for these issues that complements support from commissions.  See attachment for more information.

Nilsa Bosque-Perez wanted to let you all know about this Dissertation Defense seminar at UI that may be of interest to some of you: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF LAND USE CHANGE ON BEE POPULATIONS AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN THE SEASONALLY DRY TROPICS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH, by Sara M. Galbraith, Ph.D. Candidate in Entomology, Monday November 9th 2015 at 8:30 AM PST at UI in Ag Sci 62.

For those of you who use the Vogel Bldg for your labs or meetings:  Please welcome Brian Jackson to the CAHNRS Computing and Web Resources unit. His primary responsibility will be managing the Hulbert labs, Vogel classrooms and AMDT lab. The Spring 2016 schedules are posted from the myWSU Curriculum Management site for the Hulbert labs and VPBS classrooms.

Hulbert Labs: http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/academics/lab/hulbert/

VPBS Classrooms: http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/academics/lab/vogel/

Please review the schedules for each room that pertains to classes you have scheduled.

Let him know if you see any conflicts, missing classes, or discrepancies.

We will continue to monitor the myWSU Curriculum Management page for changes and update the CAHNRS web page schedules through the beginning of the Spring 2016 semester.

IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

  • WSU will be closed Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day.
  • WSU will be closed on Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving Day and Nov. 27 for Native American Heritage Day.
  • ESA Annual Meeting is November 15-18, 2015 in Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN.  Theme is Synergy in Science: Partnering for Solutions.
  • ESA Pacific Branch meetings are April 3-6, 2016 in Honolulu, HI at the Pacific Beach Hotel.
  • CAHNRS Christmas Holiday Party, December 10th in the Ensminger Pavilion from 4-6 PM.
  • Students: Be sure to check out the WSU Grad School Scholarship page for a list of scholarships.  Most have a submittal date of Dec 15, 2015.  The link is:  http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/#Richard
  • WSU will be closed December 24 & 25, 2015 for the Christmas Holiday and will be closed December 28-31 except for essential operations.
  • Remember, March 1, 2016 will be the deadline for our 2016 Research scholarship applications: “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions.
  • 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL. Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

 

Honey Bee Research Facility

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In June 2016, WSU kicked off a campaign to fund a new state-of-the-art facility to support vital teaching, research, and outreach in honey bee and pollinator science. This fundraising effort aims to strengthen and expand the program by building laboratories, classrooms, and habitat with a state-of-the-art building. The new WSU Honey Bee + Pollinator Research Facility will create greater opportunities for research with improved laboratories, increased hands-on training, and critical new habitat for honey bee and pollinator nutrition.

Architectual rendering of the new Honey Bee Research Facility. Currently we are in the fundrasing stage of this project. If you would like to donate to this project click here.

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October 19, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The next Entomology Faculty meeting will be on Friday, October 23rd at 11:00 AM.  The AMS dial # is: 5702199   Our next Entomology Department Colloquium will be on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The presenter will be Dr. Carmen Blubaugh.  She is a postdoctoral scientist with the Snyder Lab in the WSU Dept of… » More ...

Beekeepers are now ‘farmers’ in Washington State

By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – A new law that defines Washington’s commercial beekeepers as farmers will enable the state to better reap the benefits of healthy bee populations while boosting a critical profession, according to a bee expert at Washington State University. “Beekeepers’ work is similar in concept to managing tiny livestock,”… » More ...

Short Course Syllabus

WSU Honey Bee Field Day Agenda July 10, 11, 2015 WSU Campus - Ensminger Pavilion and Apiaries Registration and open for meet and greet Ensminger Pavilion 3 p.m… Poster set-up (all associations invited to produce a poster about their club activities/bee forage and locales—see note below) Honey exchange – all participants invited to bring 2… » More ...