February 9, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

The next Entomology Faculty Meeting will be next Friday, Feb. 20 from 10 AM – 12 PM .  More details to come.

 

Don’t forget our Wednesday seminar on February 18th. Our speaker will be Amy Worthington a postdoc in Laura Lavine’s Lab.  Her seminar is titled:  Being Promiscuous has its benefits: Ejaculates increase fecundity and immunity in female crickets.  For more information on Dr. Worthington go to:  https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8849815/Amy_M_Worthington_Website/Home.html

All seminars will be in FSHN 354 and start at 12:10 PM.  The AMS dial in # is 5706538. 

 

A WSU OGRD Graduate Grant Writing Workshop will be held on March 28 (Saturday) between 9am – 5pm. To sign up, please visit the website. Once students arrive at the website they need to sign up at the bottom of the workshop description. Students can also set up one-on-one meetings with Hannah Merley with assistance in funding searches, proposal editing, and an explanation of the submission process.

 

 

2015 Wiley Research Exposition Friday, February 20, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Compton Union Building, Pullman. The Wiley Research Exposition, hosted by the WSU Graduate and Professional Student Association, provides WSU undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to present research and scholarship to their peers, alumni, faculty, and the WSU community.  Over $23,000 in scholarships will be awarded to the top presenters in eight disciplines. This interactive workshop and panel discussion will help students of all disciplines prepare and deliver more effective presentations. Workshop and refreshments hosted by the WSU Graduate and Professional Writing Center. For more information on the 2015 Dr. William R. Wiley Research Exposition, including guidelines, frequently asked questions, and category descriptions, please visit the GPSA website. You may also contact the GPSA at 509-335-9545, CUB room 308, or wileyparticipants@outlook.com.

 

Skylight survey users should download their data by Feb 28 (Deadline extended)

WSU faculty and staff should finish downloading their own historic survey data from Skylight for their records, both questionnaires and results.  The deadline has been extended to the end of February.

January – February 2015: Open access for previous Skylight users to their surveys and data.

March – May 31, 2015

  • Access to your Skylight surveys will be by request only. Email atl@wsu.eduto initiate request.
  • Allow five to seven business days to process your request.

June 2015: Skylight decommissioned.  No archive will be available.

Surveys in 2015:  WSU has a license in place for faculty and staff to use Qualtrics for surveys.  See surveys.wsu.edu for more information.

 

The Office of International Programs and the Office of Research would like to announce the Third Annual International Research Travel Award application process is now open for 2015. The collaborative program will fund 3-5 International Research Travel Awards to WSU faculty ranging from $2,000-$5,000 each.  These awards are to assist faculty in achieving tangible outcomes e.g. joint publications or research proposals. The 2015 International Research Travel Award Request for Proposal is now online.  All proposals are due by March 1, 2015.

January 26, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

There is no seminar on Feb 11th.  Our next seminar is on Wednesday, February 18th. Our speaker will be Amy Worthington a postdoc in Laura Lavine’s Lab.  Her seminar is titled:  Being Promiscuous has its benefits: Ejaculates increase fecundity and immunity in female crickets.  For more information on Dr. Worthington go to:  https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8849815/Amy_M_Worthington_Website/Home.html

All seminars will be in FSHN 354 and start at 12:10 PM.  The AMS dial in # is 5706538. 

 

Rich Zack and Peter Landolt (1978 PhD) were featured in an article in the Spring 2015 edition of the Washington State Magazine titled “Vanishing Act.”  To read the article on page 8 go to:  http://wsm.wsu.edu/s/index.php?id=1171

 

Grants.gov has announced the RFP for the AFRI Food Security Program. The letter of intent deadline is April 2. The application deadline is June 4 which means proposals must be turned in to Jackie Bolden’s office in late May. Awards are up to $4 million.  The link to the announcement is:

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272432

 

Rove Pest Control is pleased to offer The Rove Pest Control Scholarship for 2015. This scholarship opportunity is open to high school students and graduates nationwide in the United States who have been accepted to a college or university. The award of $500.00 will be paid at the beginning of the fall semester.  Rove Pest Control has an excellent track record in both residential and commercial pest control services in the Minneapolis metropolitan area. Although this scholarship is open to anyone seeking a higher education, special consideration will be given to anyone pursuing a degree in entomology or a related field. Please complete a short application online: http://www.rovepestcontrol.com/rove-pest-control-scholarship/

 

It was announced this week that Kimi Lucus is CAHNRS has a new Operations Manager.  She replaces Don Holbrook.

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Xavier Univ. & USDA/APHIS/PPQ, Buzzards Bay, MA
  2. Research Specialist, Virginia Tech Univ., Blacksburg, VA
  3. Professor & Head, Dept. of Entomology, Fayetteville, AR

 

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IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

Grant information from the USDA-NIFA-SRGP-004796 Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project IR-4 is attached.  Deadline is Feb. 18, 2015.

 

Dave Crowder and Elias Bloom will be presenters at an Extension Webinar on March 10, 2014.  For more info and to register go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/281474113

 

The last day to schedule Spring 2015 final MS/PhD exams is April 10.  The last day to conduct final exams is April 24, 2015. Spring interim dates are April 27-May 15, 2015.

 

Mom’s Weekend is April 10-12, 2015.

January 20, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Paul Chisholm will be taking his PhD Preliminary Exam on Monday, Jan. 26 at 1:00 PM in FSHN 164.  The AMS dial in # is:  5707202

 

Next week’s seminar speaker on Wednesday, January 28th, is Dr. Laura Lavine.  The title of her presentation is:  Mechanisms of Condition Dependent Growth in the Weapons of Sexual Selection.  All seminars will be in FSHN 354 and start at 12:10 PM.  The AMS dial in # is 5706538. 

 

USDA-Wapato Seminar on January 28thDo species care about statistics? Examples from codling moth and apple maggot niche modeling.  The presenter is Sunil Kumar, Ph.D., Research Scientist II, Natural Resource Ecology Lab, Colorado State Univ.  Seminar will be on Wednesday, January 28th at Noon, in the USDA large conference room at the USDA-Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory, 5230 Konnowac Pass Rd., Wapato 98951.  Let Dory know if you would like a AMS/WECN connection by noon on Monday.

 

This semester’s OGRD Graduate Grant Writing Workshop will be held on March 28 (Saturday) between 9am – 5pm. To sign up, please have students follow this link: http://www.ogrd.wsu.edu/workshops.asp#386 and click on the blue -Sign Up- link at the bottom of the workshop description.  Please contact Hannah Merley, Graduate Support Coordinator, OGRD at 509-335-3825 to set up an appointment for one-on-one assistance with funding searches, proposal editing, and an explanation of the submission process.

 

Dear graduate students on assistantships who desire payroll deduction for Spring 2015,

We have posted over 900 graduate student payroll deductions for the authorized amounts for Spring 2015. If you haven’t already, please check your account to verify your deduction has been posted for the amount you expected.  If you believe you have signed up for the graduate payroll deduction for Spring 2015 residual tuition and fees and your payroll deduction has not yet been posted to your account please contact me as soon as you can so we can figure out why.  Some reasons payroll deductions may not be posted are:

  • Students are not enrolled in at least 10 credits
  • Students submitted their authorizations yesterday (they will be posted  later today)
  • Students think they have signed up but they really haven’t. If you signed up for the Spring 2015 deduction you should have received an email confirming your authorization

Graduate payroll deduction can only be used for residual tuition and mandatory fees. Special class fees and optional grad insurance coverage for spouses or dependents cannot be payroll deducted.

The deadline to sign up for payroll deduction is Monday, January 26th.   Late fees are assessed on unpaid student account balances on Tuesday, January 27th.   Instructions for submitting your graduate payroll deduction can be found here: http://www.wsu.edu/payroll/stntpay/gradenroll.htm Rick Grunewald, Associate Director, WSU Payroll Services, Phone: 509-335-2014, Fax: 509-335-1472

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Postdoc Apiculture & Bee Health, Univ. of Tennessee, Jackson, TN
  2. Postdoc, NC State University, Raleigh, NC
  3. Research Entomologist, USDA/ARS, Stoneville, MS
  4. Associate/Assistant Professors (2), Applied Entomology, The Ohio State Univ., Wooster, OH
  5. Assistant Professor, Ecosystem Science & Management, Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
  6. Senior Scientist, Bayer CropScience, Research Triangle Park, NC

 

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IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

Wiley Expo abstracts due January 23, 2015.  The Wiley Expo is February 20, 2015 in the CUB.

 

Showcase abstracts due January 26, 2016.

 

WSU/CAHNRS scholarship application deadline is January 31, 2014.

 

Grant information from the USDA-NIFA-SRGP-004796 Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project IR-4 is attached.  Deadline is Feb. 18, 2015.

 

Dave Crowder and Elias Bloom will be presenters at an Extension Webinar on March 10, 2014.  For more info and to register go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/281474113

 

The last day to schedule Spring 2015 final MS/PhD exams is April 10.  The last day to conduct final exams is April 24, 2015. Spring interim dates are April 27-May 15, 2015.

 

Mom’s Weekend is April 10-12, 2015.

January 8, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS:   Next week’s seminar speaker on Wednesday, January 21, is John Brown, Professor Emeritus and former dept chair. The title of his presentation is Hiking the Palouse, England & Wales.  The AMS dial in # is 5706538.    Today, January 16, 2015 is the deadline for uploading your information into WORQS.   We are… » More ...