10/9/2017

EGSA Minutes                                           Meeting #3 October 9, 2017 at 9:00am

AMS Dial-in: 5706586

Phone Dial-in (509) 335-9445 meeting ID: 06586

  •  Pullman
    • Megan, Rachel, Maggi, Abbey, Kunle
  • Wenatchee
    • Adrian, Robert, and Alix
  • Yakima
    • Dane

 

Upcoming events:

    • Insect Feed – date confirmed Thursday November 2 – sign up with Abbey or email Megan
    • Honey sales – two dates, Before Thanksgiving and after
      • Bottling and filtering coming soon
      • Perhaps some presales to extension centers?
    • Google doc for Student Choice Speaker – Nominate someone!
    • Funding – submit soon? No update yet

 

Subcommittee Reports

  • Advertising – once dates are finalized advertising will begin
  • Faculty Meeting:
    • See Dave’s email about hiring – attend seminars and meetings
      • Add 10 potential questions to the google doc from Rachel
    • Merchandise – Badges are still on the menu
    • GPSA – See email from Kunle regarding PDI events
      • Student reps are needed for several GPSA committees
    • Outreach:
      • Insects of the Night with PCEI
      • Insect Feed
      • New Insects and terrariums are being planned for
    • Social events:
      • Donuts on Monday, November 6
      • Social at Zeppos, October 21
      • ‘Ben’s Event,’ October 20
      • Happy Hour at Nectar
      • Friendsgiving and a Christmas Party, date TBA
    • Debates: Abstract to EGSA for mock debate before EGSA
    • Herma’s Memorial – waiting on Adam’s approval
    • Library of textbooks – pricing, listing titles – some donated if we pay the shipping
    • Linnaean Games are Thursdays at 3pm

 

Next meeting: Monday October 23th at 9am

October 6, 2017

The next speaker for the Fall 2017 Entomology Colloquium will be Dr. Doug Walsh, WSU Entomology faculty member located at the WSU Prosser Research & Extension Center. The title of his presentation is “Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management on Alfalfa Produced for Seed.”  This presentation will be at 2:10 PM on Monday, October 9, in FSHN 354. The AMS dial-in number is 4806116. For more information about Dr. Walsh go to:  http://entomology.wsu.edu/directory/faculty/douglas-b-walsh/  and

dancingCAHNRS presents Swing Dance for Hunger on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 9:00 PM-12:00 AM at the Moscow Moose Lodge (210 N. Main Street in Moscow).  Cost is $5.00 per entry with all proceeds going to Palouse Cares.  Join us for a night of dancing for a good cause!  No experience needed!!

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

  • Lauren Diepenbrock

o        October 11th at 11:15 AM

  • Tobin Northfield

o        October 18th at 11:15 AM

  • Ikkei Shikano

o        October 25th at 11:15 Am

Please be prepared for open discussion with the candidates to make most use of the time.

The search committee will ask for you feedback via a candidates evaluation survey – the link will be sent separately.  Also bear in mind the candidates will be spending half of their visit in Wenatchee, were you may be able to interact with them if your located outside of Pullman. Do pay attention to the agenda on each OneDrive link as all updates will be made there to keep a current version available for all to access.

Please do keep the candidate’s information secure.

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

HEALTH & SAFETY:

 

The WSU Office of Emergency Management will be conducting the fall semester test of the WSUAlert system October 12 at 12:05 p.m. Faculty, staff and students associated with the Pullman campus who have signed up for emergency notifications will receive text messages, phone calls,and emails which will be clearly identified as a test. This test will also include the campus outdoor warning sirens and computer pop-up alerts. Washington State University places the safety and security of its students, employees, and visitors as its highest priority. WSU has developed the WSUAlert System to disseminate official information via email, text messages, telephone, loudspeakers, Alert Website, and other means to notify the campus population of emergencies or threatening situations. This can include inclement weather, violent actions, and gas leaks. When such events occur, WSU will activate appropriate components of the system to alert people that they should be Aware of the situation, Assess their individual circumstances, and Act to take appropriate safety precautions. WSU encourages students, faculty and staff to be personally aware of developing incidents, assessing each emergency individually, and taking actions to ensure the safety of all. All WSU students, staff and faculty can subscribe to WSUAlerts. Visit myWSU to register/update your emergency contact information. See alert.wsu.edu for more information.

 

 

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

 

The CAHNRS Operations team has renewed our college-level safety committee to provide additional opportunity for communication for safety issues and support the University’s safety initiative.  College-level safety committee members act as points of contact for anyone within the college to bring forward their questions or concerns about safety. Additionally, the goals for this year’s committee will be developing and reviewing college-level safety projects such as creating a CAHNRS Accident Prevention Plan, updating the college by-laws and safety committee guidelines, and assisting with gathering and compiling information on department and unit safety committees. The following CAHNRS employees are currently serving on the college-level safety committee representing various departments by functional type.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to them about safety issues or concerns.  You may also contact cahnrs.safety@wsu.edu or 509-335-9825 to reach the CAHNRS Operations team.  Elizabeth Willems is the Food/Chem/Animal representative that Entomology falls under.  She can be reached at 335-1476 or by email at elizabeth.willems@wsu.edu.  She also represents Animal Sciences, Biological Systems Eng, Entomology, Inst. of Biological Chem, School of the Environ, School of Food Science and the WSU Creamery.  For more info go to: https://operations.cahnrs.wsu.edu/safety/.

 

 

 

*****

EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

 

  1. Department Head, Plant, Soils & Entomological Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  2. Research Entomologist, Harris County, Houston, TX
  3. Assistant Professor Oregon St. University, Ontario, OR
  4. Research Assistant, Dept of Entomology, North Carolina St. Univ, Raleigh, NC
  5. Assistant Professor, Dept of Entomology, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD
  6. Research Analyst, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ
  7. Assistant Scientist II – Lab Mgr., Iowa St. Univ., Ames, AI
  8. Extension Educator 2 (Master Gardner & Master Watershed Coordinator, Penn St. Univ. Montgomery Co. PA

 

*****

Important Dates and Deadlines:

 

The Graduate School’s Imagine Beyond Initiative is designed to help prepare our undergraduate students for graduate school. The next workshop will be on October 16th and is titled “Components of a graduate application.”  The website is located at  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/imagine-beyond.  Please forward to your students who may be interested in graduate school.  See the attached flyer for more info.

 

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

 

 

The GPSA is offering several events this semester and next spring semester as part of the Professional Development Initiative.  For a list of upcoming PDI events go to:  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/pdi/2017-2018-pdi-event-calendar/

 

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

 

Pesticide Registration Workshop on November 8, 2017 in Puyallup at the Allmendinger Center.

 

September 29, 2017

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Brandon Hopkins and Walter Sheppard are the recipients of a $13,000 grant from USDA/APHIS/Plant Quarantine to conduct Honey Bee surveys (9/26/2017).
  • Doug Walsh is the recipient of a: $35,000 grant from the National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance for work on Integrated Pest Management and Pollinator Protection on Alfalfa Produced for Seed (9/22/2017); $13,963 from the Western Alfalfa See Growers to work on Alfalfa Seed IPM (09/22/2017); $7,000 from the Washington Hop Commission for Hop Entomology Research (9/13, 2017); and $13,200 from UC-Davis IR-4 to study the Magnitude of Pesticide Residue Trials (9/12/2017).

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

 

owen2010The next speaker at the Fall 2017 Entomology Colloquium will be Dr. Jeb Owen, faculty member in the WSU Entomology Department.  The title of his presentation is ” You’re a Meatsack and It’s Okay: Lessons from Parasite Immunology and Art.”  This presentation will be at 2:10 PM on Monday, October 2, in FSHN 354. The AMS dial-in number is 4806116. For more information about Dr. Owen go to: http://entomology.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/OwenCV-2010.pdf    http://entomology.wsu.edu/blog/2011/06/20/owen/

 

CAHNRS Career & Internship Networking Night is on Monday, October 2, from 5-7 p.m. in Ensminger Pavilion. There will be over 30 companies participate and over 150 students participated in 2016.  This exciting networking opportunity provides students the opportunity to meet with organizations one-on-one to talk about internships and careers in agricultural, economic, and natural resource sciences.  If you’re interested in more information about the event or would like to learn more about the companies attending, please visit: http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/ctll/2017/08/networking-night-student/

 

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

  • Lauren Diepenbrock

o        October 11th

  • Tobin Northfield

o        October 18th

  • Ikkei Shikano

o        October 25th

Please be prepared for open discussion with the candidates to make most use of the time.

The search committee will ask for you feedback via a candidates evaluation survey – the link will be sent separately.   Also bear in mind the candidates will be spending half of their visit in Wenatchee, were you may be able to interact with them if your located outside of Pullman. Do pay attention to the agenda on each OneDrive link as all updates will be made there to keep a current version available for all to access.

Please do keep the candidate’s information secure.

 

Wednesday, October 4 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM you will have an opportunity to have to attend the first Coffee with a Cop event at the McDonald’s at 1620 So. Grand Avenue in Pullman.  This event is brought for you by the Pullman Police Advisory Board.

 

 

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

 

SciPhD: Path from scientist in academia to impressive & competitive candidate for industry. Unsure how to enter the biotech industry after years of academia? Worried you don’t have the experience that the industry wants? SciPhD is here to help you!  This half-day workshop will show you how to navigate the path from scientist in academia to impressive and competitive candidate for industry!  Learn how to:

  • Market yourself and build your industry identity
  • Translate your academic skills into highly sought-after skills in industry
  • Efficiently extract critical information from job ads to tailor your resume
  • Network effectively to expand your opportunities and make you more

competitive in the job market

  • Much more!!

Don’t miss out on this essential workshop from SciPhD!  Take advantage of this unique face-to-face workshop to learn the critical skills that PhDs need to advance their careers!

Date: October 4, 2017     Time: Noon – 5:00PM     Location: CUB Junior Ballroom

Lunch is provided.  Seating is limited. Register and RSVP at go.vetmed.wsu.edu/SciPhD

 

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

In all cases, applications have three components, which should be emailed to Adam at adam.williams@wsu.edu:

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

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

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

 

 

The CAHNRS Operations team has renewed our college-level safety committee to provide additional opportunity for communication for safety issues and support the University’s safety initiative.  College-level safety committee members act as points of contact for anyone within the college to bring forward their questions or concerns about safety. Additionally, the goals for this year’s committee will be developing and reviewing college-level safety projects such as creating a CAHNRS Accident Prevention Plan, updating the college by-laws and safety committee guidelines, and assisting with gathering and compiling information on department and unit safety committees. The following CAHNRS employees are currently serving on the college-level safety committee representing various departments by functional type.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to them about safety issues or concerns.  You may also contact cahnrs.safety@wsu.edu or 509-335-9825 to reach the CAHNRS Operations team.  Elizabeth Willems is the Food/Chem/Animal representative that Entomology falls under.  She can be reached at 335-1476 or by email at elizabeth.willems@wsu.edu.  She also represents Animal Sciences, Biological Systems Eng, Entomology, Inst. of Biological Chem, School of the Environ, School of Food Science and the WSU Creamery.  For more info go to: https://operations.cahnrs.wsu.edu/safety/.

 

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/

 

The Graduate School’s Imagine Beyond Initiative is designed to help prepare our undergraduate students for graduate school. The first workshop is on September 29th. The website is located at https://gradschool.wsu.edu/imagine-beyond.  Please forward to your students who may be interested in graduate school. Thank you!  See the attached flyer for more info.

 

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

 

*****

EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

 

  1. Supervisory Museum Specialist, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC
  2. Biological Science Technician, Dept of the Interior, Arcata, CA
  3. Apiculture Lecture & Distance Education Coordinator, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  4. Assistant Professor (Ecology of Invasive Insects), Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  5. Postdoc Assist. Collections Mgr. in Entomology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, L.A. County Museum
  6. Research Physiologist, Dept of the Navy, Panama City, FL
  7. Postdoc Scholar, Penn State Univ., University Park, PA

 

*****

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/

 

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 22, 2017

beeThe next speaker in the Fall 2017 Entomology Colloquium will be Dr. James Strange, a Research Entomologist with the USDA at Utah State University in Logan, UT.  The title of his presentation is “Population Genetic Structure in North American Bumble Bee Communities.” This presentation will be at 2:10 PM on Monday, September 25, 2017, in FSHN 354. The AMS dial-in number is 4806116. For more information about Dr. Strange go to: https://mpvideo.usu.edu/media/Dr.+James+Strange+-+Swarm+ScienceA+Taking+the+Sting+Out+of+Filming+Bees/0_01msvhv5/21764782http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=48613.

If you missed the talk by Dr. Fred Gould you can see it on Youtube at https://youtu.be/isTN8dvODz4

 

The search for the Associate Vice President of Community, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence and the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs/Student Engagement has begun. These positions will serve as integral roles in shaping the culture of WSU and attending to the needs of the entire Cougar community.  All students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Information regarding current climate initiatives and the Associate Vice President Search committee can be found on the president’s website The Open Session is Monday-Sept 25, 4-5 PM in the CUB Auditorium.  The Student Session is Tuesday-Sept 26 4:15-5:30 PM in Chinook 25.

 

The Professional Development Initiative PresentsThe Cheeky Scientist SeriesResumes and Transferrable Skills with Dr. Isaiah Hankel, on Wednesday, Sept 27th 1:00-3:00 PM in CUB L60. For more info see the attached flyer or go to:  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/pdi/

 

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

In all cases, applications have three components, which should be emailed to Adam at adam.williams@wsu.edu:

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

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

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

 

 

There was an Entomology segment on NPRI radio and thought you might be interested. The tagline is definitely inspirational, “Once teased for her love of bugs, 8 year old co-authors scientific paper.”  To read the transcript go to:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/19/551876044/once-teased-for-her-love-of-bugs-8-year-old-co-authors-scientific-paper

 

The Fed Ex service weather service sent alerts telling us that FedEx is closely monitoring Hurricane Maria, the earthquake in Mexico, as well as other major storms. Contingency plans are in place and, as always, the priorities are the safety and well-being of our team members and minimizing the effects of potential storms on service. FedEx will be prepared to provide service to the best of our ability in areas affected by the storm and as local conditions allow. To help avoid delays, we encourage you to contact your recipients to verify whether their location is open or able to receive deliveries. Note that potential service disruptions may not affect FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, FedEx Office, etc. the same. This may result in different levels of impact as well as cities, states, and ZIP Codes serviced.

 

The CAHNRS Operations team has renewed our college-level safety committee to provide additional opportunity for communication for safety issues and support the University’s safety initiative.  College-level safety committee members act as points of contact for anyone within the college to bring forward their questions or concerns about safety. Additionally, the goals for this year’s committee will be developing and reviewing college-level safety projects such as creating a CAHNRS Accident Prevention Plan, updating the college by-laws and safety committee guidelines, and assisting with gathering and compiling information on department and unit safety committees. The following CAHNRS employees are currently serving on the college-level safety committee representing various departments by functional type.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to them about safety issues or concerns.  You may also contact cahnrs.safety@wsu.edu or 509-335-9825 to reach the CAHNRS Operations team.  Elizabeth Willems is the Food/Chem/Animal representative that Entomology falls under.  She can be reached at 335-1476 or by email at elizabeth.willems@wsu.edu.  She also represents Animal Sciences, Biological Systems Eng, Entomology, Inst. of Biological Chem, School of the Environ, School of Food Science and the WSU Creamery.  For more info go to: https://operations.cahnrs.wsu.edu/safety/.

 

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, Postdoc Research Assoc/T32 NIH Trainee, WSU School of Molecular Biosci, College of Veterinary Med

 

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/

 

The Graduate School’s Imagine Beyond Initiative is designed to help prepare our undergraduate students for graduate school. The first workshop is on September 29th. The website is located at  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/imagine-beyondPlease forward to your students who may be interested in graduate school. Thank you!  See the attached flyer for more info.

 

 

*****

EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

 

  1. Asst Prof & Extension Spec, Univ of Minnesota, Crookston, MN
  2. Fellow Postdoc Entomology, Kansas St. Univ., Manhattan, KS
  3. Extension Program Specialist I, Texas A&M Univ, Fredericksburg, TX
  4. Chief Apiary Inspector, Texas A&M, College Station, TX
  5. Post Doc Oregon St. Univ., Corvallis, OR
  6. Asst Professor-Entomology, Kansas St. Univ., Manhattan, KS

 

*****

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/

 

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.

 

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

 

9/25/17

EGSA Minutes                                   Meeting #2 September 25, 2017 at 9:00am

AMS Dial-in: 5706586

Phone Dial-in (509) 335-9445 meeting ID: 06586

 

  • Pullman
    • Rachel, Abbey, Maggie, Liesl, Ben, Joseph, Olivia, and Kunle
  • Wenatchee
    • Adrian, Robert, and Alix

 

Review of recent events:

  • CAHNRS Fall Festival
    • Went well! Minus the rogue bees – thanks Rachel for handling the bee chaos well! Next time: SEAL THE HIVE
  • BUGSS
    • Also went well – we will show interest in student involvement to help future BUGSS events
  • Honey Sales
    • Adrian will email Brandon/Steve
    • Need to bottle and advertise (Lighty, flush flyers, etc)
    • May do presales depending on contacts

 

Officer Reports

President (Adrian)

  • Nominate Student Choice Speaker potential invitees
  • Reminder: sign up for committees – let Adrian know if you want to be moved to a different committee
  • Committee Chairs will be rotated annually or as needed

 

Vice President (Ben)

  • Books! Dave suggested 12 books and handbooks for our library
  • Will look into book store donations, cost of used books through Amazon, etc
  • Joseph will ask Adam about matched funds to buy said books

 

Treasurer (Joseph)

  • Our funds look good for the events/proposed purchases for this semester

 

Secretary (Alix)

  • Writing Network: email Alix if you are interested
  • To get feedback on a paper/proposal/application, you must give feedback on a paper/proposal/application
  • ~2 week turnaround time – all links through google docs ‘suggesting’ mode

 

Faculty Liaison (Rachel)

  • Hiring for Wenatchee position is upcoming – look for an email from Adam and participate
  • Adam is looking into additional classes for the UI co-op course list

 

GPSA-funding report (Kunle)

  • GPSA funding – no new funding this year (we have money) but next year we will apply

 

Outreach Coordinator (Abbey)

  • Live insects from Bugs in Cyberspace – maybe Dr. Zack will match funds?
  • Terrariums are the most expensive part, but we have some
  • Proposing an $800 budget to buy supplies and bugs
  • Proposing a new ‘colony care’ committee or a care rotation schedule to take care of insects

 

Other updates:

  • Prelim Study Group – Wednesdays from 11am-12pm – deciding a format but already having great discussions
  • Meta-analysis group – Wednesdays from 1:15-2:15 – deciding topic
  • Coffee and Donuts – 1st Monday of the month, will coincide with EGSA meetings
  • Happy Hour – was a success! More to come soon – bowling and other activities
  • Come to Bug Beer Friday with Jeb at 4pm!
  • We will have a Halloween party and a holiday party this year! Stay tuned!
  • Patches are STILL going to happen
  • Linnaean Games – Thursdays at 3pm, come check it out!
  • WSU’s debates team will hold a mock presentation before the Denver meeting TBA
  • Herma Memorial – Adam is getting approval on the two options we drafted

 

Next meeting: Monday October 9th at 9am – WITH DONUTS

9/11/17

EGSA Minutes                                   Meeting #1 September 11, 2017 at 9:00am

AMS Dial-in: 5706586

Phone Dial-in (509) 335-9445 meeting ID: 06586

 

Item #1: Motion to make every other Monday at 9:00am the permanent EGSA time

  • Motion Passed – meetings Fall 2017 will occur Mondays at 9am

 

Welcome! Especially new students: Liesl, Jessa and Dane!

  • Pullman
    • Rachel, Megan, Abbey, Maggie, Liesl, Ben, Joseph, Olivia, Jessa and Kunle
  • Wenatchee
    • Adrian, Robert, and Alix
  • Yakima
    • Dane

 

Overview of student events:

FALL

  • CAHNRS Fall Festival – ice cream and a great way to meet other CAHNRS students!
  • BUGSS – (alternates between WSU & UI) – Bi University Guest Speaker Series
    • Seminar followed by a reception, one-on-one meetings with the speakers, etc.
  • Honey Sales – our way to raise money and fund the events our club puts on!
  • Insect Feed with Dr. Zack – great outreach opportunity on campus!

 

SPRING

  • Insect Expo – Our biggest event of the year! Outreach, education, and community members anticipate this event – it is very important!
  • Insect Cinema Cult Classic – an insect-themed movie night
    • Needs to be organized with Dr. Sheppard
  • Staff Appreciation Lunch – a way to say thank you to our wonderful staff who help us!
  • Student Choice Speaker – a student-hosted seminar, sometimes with a dinner/reception
    • Start making nominations – at ESA, take notes on speakers you particularly enjoy or think our student body would benefit from hosting. Extra points for interdisciplinary talks that might attract students from other departments or the community.

 

Upcoming Events:

CAHNRS Fall Fest plans and discussion. Date: Sept 14 (4-6PM)

  • Items needed:
    • Volunteer sign up here
    • Displays from Dr. Zack (ask permission)
    • Live arthropods – we’ll get a table in the shade!
    • Flag and tablecloth!
    • Display Hive – probably not this year, but keep in mind for other events
    • Departmental van – might not be necessary but for other events where venues are far away, make sure we sign up to use!

 

BUGSS – Bi-University Guest Seminar Series (In Entomology)

  • “Genetically Engineered Pests as Tools for Applied Entomology?” by Dr. Fred Gould
    • 3:30pm Tuesday September 19th at UI international ballroom, University of Idaho – reception to follow

 

Honey Extractions

  • This is always hectic, but thank you for being flexible and volunteering! Honey is our major funding contributor and our club’s financial situation is looking good!
  • Next Steps:
    • Buy bottles
    • Talk to Lighty about a good date, complete SO paperwork, and advertise!
    • Limit on how much honey one individual can purchase? I don’t think we talked about this…

 

Officer Reports

President (Adrian)

  • Fall trip – look for a doodle poll from Adrian, Abbey and Maggie will be choosing a location for us to meet for camping and insect collecting! Student Retreat 2017!

 

Vice President (Ben)

 

Treasurer (Joseph)

  • Current standing: We have money! $7476! We are in great shape to fund our events and could branch out a bit
  • Dinner for the Student Choice Speaker?
  • Live insects (Abbey)
  • A library (ask faculty for matched funds)
  • Other fun enriching things

 

Secretary (Alix)

  • A writing ‘club,’ google-doc based, where we can post our manuscripts and get peer feedback. Look for a link soon.

 

Faculty Liaison (Rachel)

  • Faculty retreat report:
  • CPR/First aid and mental health training – our new student orientation for the Entomology Department will be more holistic this year – be sure to attend this Friday from 10am – 2pm (RSVP by Tuesday if you want lunch!)
  • Equipment access and inventory – there will be more clarity of what equipment is available to us and where it is!
  • UI Co-op courses – transfer credits didn’t count towards GPA and weren’t listed as a grade – this has a temporary fix, but we might bring this up to GPSA to fix more permanently
  • Faculty-student relations – attend events Dave emailed us about
  • Green dot training – required for undergrads but not grads – if you are interested in receiving training for the identification of potentially violent or hate-related incidences, take the training! Look for a link from Rachel
  • University (unlike our club…) is in a poor financial situation. However, the entomology dept. has funding to hire two new faculty members, one in Wenatchee and one in Pullman. Students can be a part of this process
  • Scholarships and Awards! Apply! You cannot win if you do not try!!
  • There was a large donation made to the department that will be split into student scholarships, a museum improvement fund, and a seminar endowment.

 

GPSA-funding report (Kunle)

  • Student insurance has changed (Again) – keep up to date online! Get your eyes checked!

 

Outreach Coordinator (Abbey)

  • Creatures of the Night: Most likely weekend before Halloween – PCCI puts this on and is always happy we participate!
  • Live insects will be purchased (if interested in helping, talk to Abbey!) – we need a care protocol to make sure we can keep them alive

 

Other updates:

  • Prelim Study Group – Wednesdays from 11am-12pm – see google doc and question bank (Thanks Megan!)
  • Meta-analysis group – Wednesdays from 1:!5-2:15 – the goal is to publish a paper!
  • Coffee and Donuts – 1st Monday of the month, will coincide with EGSA meetings
  • Happy Hour – FRIDAY September 22nd and Slice and Biscuit (free slice with your beer, or beer with your slice, YOU decide!)
  • Come to Bug Beer Friday with Jeb at 4pm!
  • We will have a Halloween party and a holiday party this year! Stay tuned!
  • Patches are going to happen (Thanks Merch club and Abigail!) If you have other merch ideas, talk to Abigail – calendars may happen again this year, get some photos ready!
  • Faculty meeting update next EGSA meeting
  • Linnaean Games – Thursdays at 3pm, come check it out! Advisor: Dr. Zack – Team: Rachel, Adrian, Robert, Alix and Jim. Great prelim studying! It’s entomological trivia, bug knowledge bowl!
  • WSU’s debates team will hold a mock presentation before the Denver meeting
  • Herma Memorial – Alix will get in touch with Emily, and work with Rachel to make this happen – thank you for EGSA’s support in making this happen.

 

Next meeting: Monday September 25th at 9am

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/

 

*****

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

 

 

*****

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.

 

 

 

*****

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