12/11/17

EGSA Minutes                                               Meeting #7 December 11, at 9:00am

EVENTS Updates:

Honey Sales

  • Sold out of honey! One bottle left – Adam’s!
  • Used Square and it was convenient
  • Two days are best – gives people a second chance in case they missed the first day

SCS

  • Alex Wild declined this year, but offered 2019 – working with Laura Lavine
  • José Sierra from Guatemala accepted! Working out details

Student Retreat

  • President’s Day Weekend – 8 people have confirmed
  • Location being figured out

Officer Reports

  • President (Adrian) – New committee heads: If anyone is interested in a committee head position please email Adrian over winter break.
  • Vice President (Ben) – na
  • Treasurer (Joseph) – na
  • Secretary (Alix) – na
  • GPSA (Kunle) – na

Primary Committee Reports

  • Advertising (Rachel: Megan): Poster for advertising the Calendar
  • Faculty Liason (Rachel): Meeting coming up soon
  • Merchandise (Abigail: Robert): Calendars have been ordered and will be available soon! 33 pre-orders, 56 printed
  • Outreach (Abbey: Dane, Maggie): –
  • Social (Olivia, Leisl): Last Coffee-Donut hour was last Monday – doodle poll for next month – Happy Hour at Nectar with UI students and faculty

Ad Hawk Committee Reports

  • Debates Team (Kunle): –
  • Herma Memorial (Alix: Rachel, Jessa): Still waiting for Adam…
  • Library Team (Olivia: Ben): –
  • Linnaean Games (Alix): –
  • Meta-analysis (Olivia): Moving along, papers to be considered will be reviewed over break
  • Prelim study (Olivia): Reconvene after break
  • Student Retreat (Maggie): –
  • Writing Club (Alix): Email crilly@wsu.edu if you want links to manuscripts

Have a great winter break!!!

11/27/17

EGSA Minutes                                 Meeting #6 November 27, 2017 at 9:00am

AMS Dial-in: 5706586

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

Upcoming events:

  • Honey Sales
    • 10am set-up with an 11am start on December 1st
    • Joseph looking into labels for the honey bottles
  • Student Choice Speaker
    • March 5th selected as the date, invitation being sent to Alex Wild
  • Student Retreat
    • February 19th – a place with hotsprings or other outdoor activities

Merchandise

  • The calendar is complete! Pre-orders until December 5th
  • Patches?

Other updates:

  • Meta-analysis group – Wednesdays from 1:15-2:15
    • Student authors have been assigned subtopics for the paper
  • Social fun things:
    • Happy Hour at Nectar – Wednesday 29 November at 5pm with UI students!
    • Donuts next Monday, 4 December
    • Holiday party for Entomology Thursday 14 December at 6:30pm
    • Our own holiday party with crafts on Friday 8 December?
    • Tuesday Art-Sci with Jeb
  • Good statistics course with R?
    • Ecological modeling in R with Jesse Brunner – check it out!

Next meeting: Monday 11 December at 9am

11/13/17

EGSA Agenda                                                Meeting #5 November 13, at 9:00am

AMS Dial-in: 771545

EVENTS:

Recap:

ESA went great, WSU was well represented in the awards ceremony.

How was the insect feed?

-good attendance; most came during morning session

How was creatures of the night?

-900 attendees!

-U of I entomology booth complemented ours thanks to the separate rooms

Upcoming:

Honey bottling this week. Planning on Dec 1st and Dec 8th for selling dates. How much honey do we have? How much do we sell it for ($$/lb)?

-May take 4-5hrs; 1:15-2:40pm Ben is in class; seem to have enough volunteers; need 4 total at a time; Last year we sold $8 per bottle or $15 for two; Need confirmation with environmental health and safety people; no idea about how much honey there will be; purchased glassware for 250 lbs

-Need flyer (Megan and Rachel) and setup on Coug sync; we can accept cards; still waiting to decide on a date, preferably December 8th

-solidified student choice speakers; two talks; Speaker in February or March to avoid overlap with Cinema Cult Classic

-Alex Wild 1st and….

-Bill may be the contact for next year’s colloquium talks

Officer Reports

President (Adrian)

Club is doing great, thank you all for volunteering for so many events.

Vice President (Ben)

-honey

-books; all new for $1600

-Biocontrol book and group order

 

Treasurer (Joseph)

-Need to talk to Adam for book funds

-GPSA funding application in and awaiting response

-Honey sales money will be directly available in a checking account; may have some restrictions for using it

-Student grant or mini-grant system to fund anything related to research (travel, page charges, etc. w/ a student panel to read over and assess them); could give one out each semester; need to figure out more about how we pick the panel, how much we reward, etc.

 

Secretary (Alix)

-out of town

 

GPSA-funding report (Kunle)

-New tax waiver where we may have to pay tax on our tuition waiver

-GPSA has phone lines for us to contact our local representatives

Primary Committee Reports

  • Advertising (Rachel: Megan): Going to work on Honey advertisement in next few days (December 1st and 8th, while supplies last)
  • Faculty Liason (Rachel): Tomorrow is fiscal year planning meeting
  • Merchandise (Abigail: Robert): Patches: need to decide how much to order (200 for $300, cost use $1.50 and will sell for $3.00); Calendars (insect mating theme): want to send out template and final photo selection by Thanksgiving, Robert knows a guy for sharing mating photos with Arizona; close orders after a week or two to have them sent out by finals week, sell for $10 each
  • Outreach (Abbey: Dane, Maggie): Creatures of the Night went well; no plans until Insect Fest in April; Ben with USB full of lessons to Coug Sync; Waiting for Live Insect Zoo
  • Social (Olivia, Leisl): Today was our coffee and doughnuts; Metanalysis group going well; friendsgiving on Thanksgiving at Abigails (email her to RSVP; there will be turkey and ox-tail stew)

Ad Hawk Committee Reports

  • Debates Team (Kunle): Need to finish revisions; great job for winning first!
  • Herma Memorial (Alix: Rachel, Jessa): Waiting on Adam
  • Library Team (Olivia: Ben): Have book list
  • Linnaean Games (Alix): Texas A&M undergrads blew us out of the water; undergrads have more time; we should incorporate some undergrads in our group to provide them with opportunities to attend conferences and prep for grad school; mentorship program, but not necessarily with the students who work for us
  • Meta-analysis (Olivia): Doing well, collaborating with Christina
  • Student Retreat (Maggie): Looking for hot springs; maybe going to be during the first two months of Spring semester
  • Writing Club (Alix): Email crilly@wsu.edu if you want links to manuscripts
  • Career Fair: contact Ben for the networking opportunity

Next meeting: Monday November 27th at 9am

10/23/17

EGSA Minutes                                        Meeting #4 October 23, 2017 at 9:00am

AMS Dial-in: 5706586

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

 

 

Upcoming events:

  • Honey Sales
    • Adrian will email Brandon/Steve
    • Need to bottle and advertise (Lighty, flush flyers, etc)
    • Two selected dates: Nov. 16th (if ready) and Dec. 8th
  • Insect Feed
    • Thursday November 2nd – 11am-1pm
    • Sign up! Help out the TAs!
  • Creatures of the Night
    • October 30, 4-8pm
    • Make sure we have people to drive insects back, might not split shifts
    • 3 people signed up so far

 

Officer Reports

President (Adrian)

  • Nominations closed for Student Choice Speaker – vote soon!

 

Vice President (Ben)

  • Laura Lavine found some free books we just have to pay shipping for
  • Other books listed – see an email from Ben

 

Treasurer (Joseph)

  • Adrian and Joseph are working on a funding proposal

 

Merchandise

  • Robert, Abigail and Jessa (would like one more member)
    • Calendar (submit photos!)
    • Retro design t-shirt
    • Patches that are stick-n-peel

 

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
    • Farming services vary by landscape in conventional vs. organic management with Dave Crowder as advisor
  • Linnaean Games – Thursdays at 3pm, come check it out!

 

Next meeting: Monday November 6thth at 9am

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

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

4/7/17

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3/3/17

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