December 15, 2017

December 15, 2017

Department Announcements

Join us for a joint Entomology & Food Science White Elephant Gift Exchange and Potluck Luncheon on December 20th at 12:00  Noon in the Food Science Kitchen (FSHN 103-155).   If you would like to participate in the White Elephant gift exchange there is a $20 limit.  The Office Staff will be making soup for you to enjoy on a cold winter day.  Donations of bread, salads/sides and desserts will be much appreciated.  Please sign up by going to:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080544aeae2da2f49-food. If you plan on attending, sign up by Monday, December 18th.  If you are planning to participate in the gift exchange come by the office to get your numbered ticket. There is also an option to donate $5 in lieu of bringing a food item.

CAHNRS Announcements

ALL CAHNRS Teaching Assistants: Growth Mindset can support students’ persistence, resilience, and focus. Learn strategies for grading students’ work efficiently and effectively while also investing in your professional development as a TA. Through this short 2-hour workshop you will gain tools and skills to motivate students as you learn about expanding perspective to increase motivation, innovation, and productivity in your students and yourself.

Outcomes:

  • Constructive feedback tips and tricks
  • Knowledge and application of growth mindset
  • Practice communicating growth mindset

Registration: go to http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/ctll/leadership/leadership-events/ Coffee and donuts will be provided.  See that attachment for more info.  This training will be on January 22 & 25, 2018, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM in the Honors Hall Lounge and is open to all teaching assistants.

Grants

Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Doug Walsh and Lyndon Porter are the recipients of a grant in the amount of $32,000 from the US Dry & Lentil Council to work on the Evaluation of Combinations of Commercial Inoculations and Root Health Promoters on Nodulation, Root Diseases, Nitrogen and Phosphorous Uptake and Yield of Popular Green Dry Pea Cultivars.

University Announcements

Monday, December 18, is the last day to submit a temporary address change for the December 22 payday.  If you need your December 22nd payroll check sent to a temporary address, please complete and email the form in the link below to payroll@wsu.edu. You can also come to the Payroll Services window located in French 236 to complete or drop the form off.

The Washington State University football team has accepted an invitation to play in the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl, with the kickoff at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28. The Cougars will square off against the Michigan State Spartans from the Big Ten Conference. The Cougars are 2-5 all-time against Michigan State, with the last meeting coming in 1977, a 23-21 WSU win in East Lansing. Michigan State (9-3 overall and 7-2 Big Ten) currently is ranked No. 16 and WSU (9-3 overall and 6-3 Pac12) is ranked No. 18 in the College Football Playoff Rankings. For more information, see the WSU Cougars site and the WSU is Bowlbound site.  The game will be on TV and streaming: FS1 and FOX Sports Go

Webinar: Monday, Dec 18, 2017 (8:00-9:00 AM) Integrated Weed Management and Insect Pests in Dryland Cereal Systems by Ian Burke (WSU) and Sanford Eigenbrode (UI).  Join this webinar up to 30 minutes before start time >> more here. No preregistration is required.

About the webinar series: In this series of webinars, scientists present timely information aimed at helping farmers and agricultural professionals interpret the results of recent research on dryland cereal systems in our region. This webinar series stems from the new book Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest, a publication of the six-year Regional Approaches to Climate Change (REACCH project, aimed at increasing the sustainability of dryland farming. All times listed are PST.  Each webinar will be 1 hour long, including Q & A session. Archived versions of these webinars will be posted when available.  Order a copy of Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest.  Archived versions will be available on the series webpage, following the live webinars.

WSU Surplus Stores is having a sale for the month of December. Save 50 percent on all Athletics gear and all file cabinets. Everything else is 20 percent off. University departments can shop at Surplus Stores throughout the week, Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring a signed IRI.  Public sales are every Friday during December, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Graduate School wants to remind you of the importance that of submitting all grades before 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.  If you have students who are planning to graduate in December, a missing grade will keep them from graduating.  This is a reminder regarding 700/702/800 credits in myWSU:  Faculty should set course requirements for each semester that a student is enrolled in research credits, and provide an S or U grade at the end of the semester based on the student’s performance in meeting those requirements.  In extenuating circumstances, faculty may use the “X” grade to indicate continuing progress toward completion of those requirements. The “X” grade should be changed when the faculty member determines that the student has successfully met the requirements for that semester; the X grades should be changed by faculty no later than the semester of the final defense.  Please also keep in mind when entering an “X” grade; Financial Aid views an “X” grade as not satisfactory progress towards the degree.  This means that an “X” grade will affect a graduate student’s financial aid status. For more detailed policy information see: grad-school. NOTE: The Registrar’s Office will be CLOSED from December 23rd – January 1st.  Therefore, the Registrar’s Office will not process grades during this period, but students will be able to view their grades and order transcripts.  We encourage you to submit grades by the deadline because missing or incorrect grades during the University’s Holiday Reduced Operations may create difficulties for students

For Graduate Students

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program will hold its seventh annual Summer Institute on Global Food Security Sunday, June 3 – Saturday, June 16, 2018 on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. This two-week learning program is for graduate students who are interested in developing a holistic understanding of the conceptual challenges around global food security with a focus on cross-disciplinary problem solving of real-world development challenges. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of graduate study and be enrolled in a U.S. institution at the time of application.   Additional information and applications are available on the program website. U.S. citizenship is not required.   The application deadline is Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab seeks a five year cooperative agreement with a Higher Education Institution (HEI) to establish and leverage a strong international network to help solve pressing development challenges through research. The resulting Long-term Assistance and Services for Research (LASER) network will work in partnership with USAID to engage academics and stakeholders in identifying and refining critical development research questions. LASER will fund research projects that address those questions so that the entire research system – from universities to policy-makers and civil society – can engage, educate, and contribute to the success of the research projects towards achieving development impacts. Additionally, LASER will increase the human and institutional capacity of higher education institutions in low and middle-income countries to become global leaders in research. The resulting LASER network will not only generate new knowledge for USAID, but also initiate long term, sustainable collaborations between U.S. and developing country institutions that are characterized by equitable university partnerships. Through LASER, USAID strives to engage with global university partners, leading to a connected global research network focused on development challenges, and stakeholders that are better equipped to use research to further their country’s development.

Eligibility:  Only HEIs are eligible to serve as the lead implementer, however consortium applications that include other organizations (e.g., NGOs, private sector) are welcome as long as the lead applicant is an HEI. USAID specifically seeks to support a university whose operations includes the creation, engagement, and/or growth of a large, international network of university researchers, centers, and institutes across disciplines that can: 1) independently identify and address new and impactful research questions with high relevance to the international development community, 2) partner with USAID Missions, Bureaus, and Independent Offices to address unique research needs identified by USAID and 3) provide opportunities to work with and build up individual and institutional capacity of HEIs and their communities in low and middle-income countries. Please submit all questions by December 20, 2017. Concept notes are due on January 24, 2018. Learn more: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299303

Employment Opportunities

  1. Plant Protection Specialist, Kansas Dept. of Agriculture, Saline County, KS
  2. Coffee Berry Borer Quarantine Tech, CRP Response-Oahu, HI
  3.  Field Crops IPM, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  4.  Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-2018, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  5.  Postdoctoral Fellow, Natural History Museum of L.A., CA
  6. Extension Pesticide Safety Educator, Virginia Tech Univ., Blacksburg, VA
  7.  Assistant Professor Applied Insect Chemical Ecologist, Cornell Univ., Geneva NY

December 22, 2017

December 22, 2017

Grants

Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Betsy Beers who is the recipient of $6,000. Grant from Arysa Lifescience  and a $8,000 grant from ADAMA to work on Support Concerning Insect Control on Tree Fruit.  (12/14/2017).
  • John Stark is the recipient of a WSU Foundation, Global Corporate Citizenship, Boeing grant of $95,000 to work on Bringing Science Home: Using Research to Create Effective Stormwater management programs- Phase 1.  (12/11/2017)
  • Walter Sheppard and Brandon Hopkins received $12,120 grant from the USDA/ARS to work on Honey Bee Surveys. (12/7/2017)
  • Jeb Owen, Bill Snyder and Rocio Crespo are the recipients of a $458,145 grant from USDA/NIFA  to work on An Ecological Approach to Disease Risk Management on Organic Poultry Farms. (11/29/2017)

University Announcements

December holiday reduced operations reminder:  WSU Pullman will be closed Monday, December 25, 2017, Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and Monday, January 1, 2018, in observance of University Holidays.  December Holiday Reduced Operations will be Wednesday, December 27, 2017 through Friday, December 29, 2017.  Most university operations and services will be unavailable during this time. Departments are encouraged to be as flexible as possible when determining schedules during the December Holiday Reduced Operations.

Please refer to the links below for information on the December Holiday Reduced Operations:

  • December Holiday Reduced Operations schedule through 2019
  • December Holiday Reduced Operations FAQs

Contact HRS with any questions regarding scheduling options.

The Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials shipping program will observe the December Holiday Reduced Operations from December 25, until January 2, 2018.

During the December closure, Mailing Services in Pullman has limited staffing. Departmental mail is available for pick-up in the Cooper Publications building from 9-11 a.m. via the back door on the loading dock.

The Washington State University football team has accepted an invitation to play in the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl, with the kickoff at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28. The Cougars will square off against the Michigan State Spartans from the Big Ten Conference. The Cougars are 2-5 all-time against Michigan State, with the last meeting coming in 1977, a 23-21 WSU win in East Lansing. Michigan State (9-3 overall and 7-2 Big Ten) currently is ranked No. 16 and WSU (9-3 overall and 6-3 Pac12) is ranked No. 18 in the College Football Playoff Rankings. For more information, see the WSU Cougars site and the WSU is Bowlbound site.  The game will be on TV and streaming: FS1 and FOX Sports Go

Even though the Registrar’s Office will be closed during the University’s Holiday Reduced Operation students will be able to view their grades and order their transcripts. Missing or incorrect grades can create difficulties for students, so we strongly recommend that you send all late grades and grade changes no later than December 20, 2017.  Please continue to send late grades and grade changes after the December 20, 2017, but we can’t guarantee that they will be processed before Post Enrollment Requisite Checking (PERC) is run on December 22, 2017.  An incorrect grade may cause students to be dropped from Spring 2018 classes because they do not meet the prerequisites, so we encourage you to send change of grades, as well as late grades by December 20, 2017.

The Motor Pool reminds Departments to schedule emissions tests and annual inspections for WSU department-owned vehicles. Emissions tests are required for all 1991 to 2009 WSU vehicles.  Annual inspections need to be done on all university-owned vehicles. Contact Chad Hansen at 335-9091, hansenc@wsu.edu; or Brad Hill at 335-9320, bwhill@wsu.edu.

Employment Opportunities

  1. Plant Protection Specialist, North Dakota St. Government, Bismark, ND
  2.  Research Analyst, Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  3. Associate Director of Research, Agricenter International, Memphis, TN
  4. Extension Agent, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  5. College Research Assistant Professor, New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM
  6. Regional Entomologist, Entomological Society of America, Guam

December 8, 2017

December 8, 2017

Department Meetings

The next Entomology Faculty Meeting is on Thursday 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM.  AMS # is 771967.

University Announcements

The WSU winter Commencement is this Saturday, Dec 9th, at 10:00 AM, at Beasley Coliseum.  This year, there are 726 undergraduates, 67 masters and MBA’s and 54 Ph.D.’s scheduled to walk in the commencement ceremony.  The ceremony can be viewed live online at https://www.experience.wsu.edu/. The video stream will be archived for later viewing at the same website.

Inclement Weather Notice:  When it is determined that public safety, health, or property is jeopardized due to emergency conditions, WSU may elect to suspend operations in accordance with the University’s suspended operations procedure. This course highlights the information especially pertinent to employees when operations are suspended. It is important to register in advance.  It is important to register in advance >> more here.

To all technical and scheduling contacts for AMS video conference systems:

As you may have read in recent WSU Announcements, major upgrades are occurring to the videoconference network infrastructure. During Finals Week, starting December 12, we would like you to reserve your video conference room(s) for at least 15 minutes to update the system’s Primary Gatekeeper address and make a test call. This update will enable redundant gatekeepers to keep services active during peak usage or if there is a single gatekeeper failure. This is one of many infrastructure changes and overall, they will provide a better, more efficient experience for everyone.

If you have any questions or concerns as we work thru this process please feel free to reach out to us.

Please contact Mark MizoguchiRob Baker or Leslie Lightfoot if you have any questions.

Employment Opportunities

  1. Senior Analyst/Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Abt Associates, Bethesda, MD
  2.  Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services Univ. of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
  3. Applied Insect Chemical Ecologist, Cornell University, Geneva, NY
  4. Research Assistant, No. Carolina St. Univ., Raleigh, NC
  5. Postdoctoral Associate-Agronomy, Univ. of Florida, Santa Rosa, CA
  6. Extension Assistant, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

December 1, 2017

December 1, 2017

Department Meetings

The next Entomology Faculty Meeting is on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM.  AMS #  to com

Department Announcements

It’s Holiday Party Time on the Palouse:

Join us for a joint Entomology & Food Science White Elephant Gift Exchange and Potluck Luncheon on December 20th at 12:00  Noon in the Food Science Kitchen (FSHN 103-155).   If you would like to participate in the White Elephant gift exchange there is a $20 limit.  The Office Staff will be making soup for you to enjoy on a cold winter day.  Donations of bread, salads/sides and desserts will be much appreciated.  Please sign up by going to:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080544aeae2da2f49-food

If you are planning to attend sign up by Monday, December 18th so we can know how many to plan for. If you are planning on participating in the gift exchange come by the office to get your numbered ticket. There is also an option to donate $5 in lieu bringing a food item.

CAHNRS Announcements

Four finalists for the CAHNRS Dean position have been identified.  Dr. Gregory Lardy visited campus on Nov. 27th and Dr. Andre-Denis Wright was here on Nov. 29th.  Dr. Gary Thompson will be here on Dec 4th and the final candidate John Kirby will be visiting on Dec 6th.  Finalists’ biographies and curriculum vitae as well as updated information pertaining to the public presentations can be found at: https://provost.wsu.edu/cahnrs.

The CANHRS Holiday Party will be on Thursday, December 14, 2017, from 4:30-6:30 PM and the Ensminger Pavilion. Once again we will be collecting food for the food drive up until the day of the party.  We have a box in the Entomology Office for you to put your food donations in.  All donations will be most appreciated.  Items of greatest need are: cereals (hot and cold), canned fruit, canned soup, canned tuna and peanut butter.   We have been challenged by the School of Food Science to see who has the most food collected by noon December 14th.   So lets fill our boxes up ASAP.

Grants

Entomology Department grant awardees:

Jeb Owen, Rocio Crespo, Bill Snyder who the recipients of a $458,145 grant from USDA/NIFA Organic Transitions to work on an “ecological approach to disease risk management on organic poultry farms (11/29/2017)

Doug Walsh and Lyndon Porter are the recipients of a $32,000 from the US Dry Pea & Lentil Council for work on Evaluation of Combinations of Commercial Inocluants and Root Health Promoters on Nodulation, Root Diseases, Nitrogen and Phosphorous Uptake and Yield of Popular Green Dry Pay Cultivars. (11/21/2017)

Doug Walsh is the recipient of a $55,000 grant from UC-Davis/USDA/NIFA for work on IR-R Magnitude of Pesticide Residue Trials (11/9/2017)

David James is the recipient of a $1000 grant from the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy to support his research. (11/13/2017)

University Announcements

Baby, it is cold outside! There is no better way to warm up this holiday season than by joining fellow Cougs at Cougar Gold and Mistletoe at Merry Cellars Winery on Saturday, Dec 9th at 12-3:00 PM, at Merry Cellars Winery (13 Henley Court) in Pullman. This year’s festive event will feature delicious wine and cheese tastings from Ferdinand’s, a commemorative wine glass, light appetizers, and unique WSU merchandise for purchase. This is a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping for the Cougs in your life!  Please bring a food-bank donation and be entered into a door-prize drawing. Items donated will go to the Community Action Center in Pullman. This is one holiday gathering you won’t want to miss!

You are invited to the Annual Holiday Celebration at the Lewis Alumni Centre on Tuesday December 5 at 6:00-8:00 PM at the Alumni Centre.  Join us for the annual Holiday Celebration at the Lewis Alumni Centre hosted by the Student Alumni Ambassadors, the WSUAA’s amazing student club! With an array of activities for the whole family to enjoy, it is the perfect way to start the holiday season. The event also includes holiday crafts, storytelling, music, and refreshments, and children are invited to have pictures taken with Santa Claus and Santa Butch! There is no cost to attend, but please consider bringing a donation of canned food to benefit the Pullman Food Bank.  For more information about the holiday event or to learn more about the Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA), please visit the WSU Alumni Association events page and check out the SAA Facebook page. Save the date for this classic holiday event!

EGSA will be had their Annual Honey Sale today at the Lighty Building Café There will be another sale on December 8th at the Lighty Building Café from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. Sales from this event help fund the Insect Expo, Entomology Student’s Choice Speaker event, and other community outreach events.  Pricing is $8/1 pound jar and $15/2 pound jars. EGSA accepts cash, check or card for payment.  If you have questions contact Rachel Olsson at rachel.olsson@wsu.edu

The EGSA are now accepting pre-orders for their club’s production of 2018 insect mating themed desktop calendars. For more information and a form for pre-ordering go to https://fs30.formsite.com/robertorpet/form18/index.html

Pre-orders will close Tuesday, December 5th.  For more info contact Robert Orpet at robert.orpet@wsu.edu.

Call for Abstracts: WSU Showcase:  Celebrating How new ideas change THE WORLD

Leverage the power of your ideas by sharing them with WSU colleagues at the 2018 Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Exhibitions. Sharing them with WSU colleagues at the 2018 Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Exhibitions.   SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT of up to 250 words and your contact information no later than Monday, January 22.

Detailed information about Academic Showcase, Academic Showcase, the GPSA Research Exhibition, and Abstract Submission Guidelines can be found online. Academic Showcase and the GPSA Research Exhibition are celebrations of original scholarship, research, and creative expression by members of the WSU community. Which will be held Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at WSU Pullman

University Stores now has liquid nitrogen and dry ice available online.  University Stores is the sole provider for dry ice and liquid nitrogen for WSU Pullman campus. Our pricing is the lowest in the whole area and we offer FREE same day delivery. Standing orders for automatic delivery on a weekly or monthly basis is also available upon request. Catalog numbers and pricing are listed below:

Dry Ice I#12507   $1.10/lb, Liquid Nitrogen I#12506   $1.10/liter

Visit the website at http://supplymgmt.wsu.edu/ustores/ and click on “Online Catalog” to order.

If you have, any questions about placing orders contact the University Stores staff at 335-3781.

HEALTH & SAFETY: Have you gotten suspicious emails with the subject line showing USER and the first line of the message that reads “This is an Email Service Alert from Service Desk?”  If so forward it (and any other suspicious emails) on the WSU Security Operations Center at abuse@wsu.edu.  See the attachment for more information that gives some practical ways to prevent harmful emails.

For Graduate Students

For those of you who were unable to attend Carol Anelli’s ESA Founder’s Memorial Award Lecture the YouTube link is:  https://youtu.be/2bNHDLePTtU.

The Graduate School wants to remind us that it is very important that all grades are received before 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.  If you have students who are planning to graduate in December, a missing grade will keep them from graduating.

The Graduate School recently announced several scholarships and fellowship awards for outstanding graduate students. Full descriptions and eligibility requirements for each award are provided here:  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/scholarships-2016/. Please nominate deserving graduate students from your unit for these awards. Nominees for each scholarship should be sent directly to Alanna Ellis (acellis@wsu.edu) in the Academic Programs Office.

CAHNRS deadline for nominees for all but the Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines is Thursday, December 7, 2017.  Rich Zack, Interim Associate Dean of Academic Programs will make final selections for the college and submit nominations by the Graduate School deadline.  Nominees for The Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines are due on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 to Alanna Ellis (acellis@wsu.edu) in the Academic Programs Office.  This is a rare opportunity to acknowledge excellence among the graduate cohort at WSU, and we are well aware that there are many extraordinary graduate students in CAHNRS.  Please review the 8 graduate student awards currently being offered by the Graduate School:

  • The Richard and Constance M. Albrecht Scholarship: Open to all active doctoral students enrolled either full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester, in good standing who have successfully passed their preliminary examination, and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students cannot receive this award more than once.
  • Ann Chittenden Holland Master’s Thesis Award for Graduate Student Excellence: Open to all graduate students in good standing in STEM disciplines who have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA, have completed a WSU master’s thesis in the past year and are currently enrolled in a doctoral program at WSU.
  • The Charles Allen Master’s Thesis Award: Open to all graduate students in good standing in the arts, humanities and social sciences who have completed a WSU master’s thesis in the past year and are currently enrolled in a doctoral program at WSU and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students must be enrolled either full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester. Students cannot receive this award more than once.
  • Karen P. DePauw Leadership Award: This is a fellowship, open to all doctoral students who have successfully passed their preliminary examination, and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students must be enrolled full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester. Students cannot receive this award more than once. (Please note this award has a separate nomination process – additional details found here: https://afw.wsu.edu/awards/).
  • Arnold and Julia Greenwell Memorial Scholarship for Social Sciences and Humanities: Open to all doctoral graduate students who are conducting research/scholarship in the social sciences or humanities and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students must be enrolled full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester. Students cannot receive this award more than once.
  • Anne and Russ Fuller Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Research/Scholarship: This is a fellowship, open to all doctoral graduate students who are conducting interdisciplinary research/scholarship and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students must be enrolled full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester.
  • The Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines: Open to all doctoral applicants to WSU in a STEM discipline.
  • The Graduate School Dissertation Year Fellowship: Open to all doctoral candidates in good standing with an approved dissertation proposal who have passed their preliminary exam and expect to complete and defend their dissertation during the nine-month period in which the award is offered. In addition, the candidate must be a legal Washington State resident, they must have enrolled full time prior to the fellowship period and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above

Employment Opportunities

  1. Research coordinator II (Entomology & Plant Path), Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  2. Postdoc Researcher, Entomology, CRB Response, Hilo HI
  3. Postdoc Research Associate, Entomology & Plant Pathology, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  4. Asst/Assoc Professor, Medical Entomology (Extension), Univ of Florida, Indian River, FL
  5. Viticulture Extension Aide, Cornell University Coop Extension, New York
  6. Research Associate in Field Biology, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN
  7. Extension Educator-Community Environment (Dodge), Univ of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Meetings- Regional, National, International

  • Pacific Branch ESA meeting in Reno, NV, June 10-13, 2018.
  • Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Nov 11-15, 2018

November 17, 2017

November 17, 2017

Seminars & Colloquium

The next Entomology Colloquium will be on Monday, November 27, 2017.  Our speaker will be Dr. Fang (Rose) Zhu.  Rose is a faculty member in the WSU Department of Entomology. The title of her talk is yet to be announced.  All colloquium presentations are held in FSHN 354, (the Entomology Department classroom) and begin at 2:10 PM.  The AMS dial in number is 771155.

Grants & Awards

Congratulations to our WSU students and faculty ESA competition winners:

  • WSU’S Student Debate team won their debate and won the overall competition. The team is made up of Adekunle Adesanya, Abigail Cohen, Adrian Marshall, Jim Hepler, Ben Lee and Abbey Hayes. They will receive an engraved trophy and a $500 prize.
  • Adrian Marshall won 10-min talk session, and both Robert Orpet and Abigail Cohen won second place in their sessions! First place winners receive one free year of ESA membership, a certificate, and a $75 cash prize. Second place winners receive one free year of ESA membership and a certificate.
  • Alix Whitener was awarded the Student Activity Award, a $5000 scholarship from Monsanto. She also served this year as the Student Affairs Committee Chair, organizing the Student Debates, Student Reception, and the Student Symposium.
  • Adekunle Adesanya won second place in the Poster Competition for “Insect vector and Resistance Management.”  Kunle also served as Pacific Branch Student Representative to the Student Affairs Committee and he helped moderate the Student Symposium.
  • Betsy Beers was awarded the Excellence in IPM award (the first time this was awarded to a woman) and Carol Black was awarded the Excellence Extension Award.
  • Our very own former faculty member Carol Anelli delivered the memorial lecture honoring Anna Botsford Comstock.  (Carol’s talk was recorded and will be posted on YouTube in the next few weeks.  As soon as I know it has been posted I will send the link out to everyone).
  • Our Linnaean Games team, Adrian Marshall, Jim Hepler, Robert Orpet, Alix Whitener and Rachel Olsson did not win their competition but did receive funding from ESA and the Pacific Branch to help represent the Pacific Branch at the meeting.

University Announcements

Safety and you at WSU: Whether you are a student, staff, or faculty member, your safety is of the utmost importance. We’re committed to safety and we know you are too. Join us at WSU’s Safety, Health, and Security Fair + Awards Ceremony to recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in health, safety, and security at Washington State University.  MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

November 28    10:30am – 1:30pm.   CUB Senior Ballroom

We look forward to seeing you there. Stacy Pearson, Vice President for Finance and Administration, and Chris Keane, Vice President for Research

For Graduate Students

Are you looking to recruit excellent scholars to your graduate program for Fall 2018? Consider nominating students for the Graduate School’s Research Assistantships for Diverse Scholars (RADS), which are intended to increase access and opportunities to graduate education for U.S. students from underrepresented/underserved communities and to increase graduate student diversity in our degree programs and Washington State University. Applications for RADS are due Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at Noon.

As an additional incentive, the Campus Visitation Program provides RADS nominees with a unique opportunity to visit WSU and meet with departments and communities on campus. The Campus Visitation Program has served as a powerful recruiting incentive for prospective WSU graduate students. Only students, who are nominated for RADS and have been admitted by the prospective department, will be eligible to participate in the Campus Visitation Program.  The campus visit will take place on the Pullman campus, March 4th- 7th, 2018.

Please Note: Nominations for the RADS and Campus Visit use the same form. Please limit nominations to a maximum of 3 per Department/Program.

For more information about guidelines and eligibility, and the RADS/ Campus Visitation Program nomination form, please visit our website: https://gradschool.wsu.edu/research-assistantship-for-diverse-scholars/  and feel free to send questions to gs.rads@wsu.edu.

Employment Opportunities

  1. Postdoctoral Researcher (Invertebrate Molecular Ecology), Entomology Dept., Louisiana St. Univ., Baton Rouge, LA
  2. Lab Manager, PSES University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  3. Area IPM Advisor, Salinas, Monterey County, CA
  4. Biology Residential Faculty, Maricopa Co. Community College Dist., Phoenix, AZ
  5. Plant Pest Specialist, State of North Carolina, North Carolina Dept of Ag and Consumer Services
  6. Research Associate, North Carolina St. Univ., Raleigh, NC

 

November 10, 2017

November 10, 2017

Seminars & Colloquium

shirleyThe November 13, 2017 Entomology Colloquium speaker will be Dr. Shirley Luckhart.  Dr. Lukhart is a professor and Co-Director of the Center for the Human Ecosystem at the University of Idaho.  Her presentation is titled “An ancient stress hormone in malaria:  cross-kingdom signaling in mosquitoes and mammals.”  For more information about Dr. Luckhart go to: https://www.uidaho.edu/cals/entomology-plant-pathology-and-nematology/our-people/shirley-luckhart  and   http://biosci3.ucdavis.edu/Faculty/Profile/View/14251 .

All colloquium presentations are held in FSHN 354, (the Entomology Department classroom) and begin at 2:10 PM.  The AMS dial in number is 771155.

 

Department Announcements

Entomology Strategic Planning Workshop – Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8am – 4pm in FSHN 164 and by AMS for Entomology Faculty.  The AMS dial # for this meeting is 771612.

CAHNRS Announcements

Four finalists for the CAHNRS Dean position have been identified.  The first finalist will visit Pullman be on November 27 & 28.  See that attachment for all of the candidate’s detailed schedules.

Tukey Orchard is having another already picked fruit sale this Friday Nov  10 (12-6 PM) and Saturday Nov 11 ( 10 AM-4 PM).  Eventhough it is a university holiday they will be having their sales.  They have  many kinds of apples (normal and unusual varieties), pears and plumbs ($1-1.35 / pound).  They also have wood chips for barbequing.  Only cash or check are accepted in payment.  For more info go to:    http://horticulture.wsu.edu/orchard/.

University Announcements
veteransday

 

WSU University offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10 in honor of Veteran’s Day

 

 

Employment Opportunities

  1. Assistant Professor-Citrus IPM, Univ. of Florida, Lake Alfred, FL
  2. Assistant Professor-Mosquito Ecologist, Univ of Florida, Indian River, FL
  3. Assistant Specialist, Cooperative Specialist-Ag. Entomologist, UC-Davis
  4. Entomologist, Smithsonian Institution, US Federal Gov., Washington, DC
  5. Agricultural Inspector, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
  6. Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  7. Postdoc Res. Associate, Entomology & Plant Path, Univ. Of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  8. Faculty Research Assistant/Associate, Oregon St. Univ., Corvallis, OR
  9. Quarantine Lab Assistant, UC –Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Meetings- Regional, National, International

  • Pacific Branch ESA meeting in Reno, NV, June 10-13, 2018.
  • Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Nov 11-15, 2018

 

November 3, 2017

November 3, 2017

Seminars & Colloquium

There will be no colloquium presentation on Monday due to the Entomological Society of America meetings in Denver, CO on November 5-8, 2017.

Department Announcements

Your help was greatly appreciated.
The members of the WSU Honey Bees and Pollinators team hosted a WSU Dad’s Weekend event on Friday, Nov. 3 at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center. Participants learned about the WSU Honey Bee Program and the Pollinator Research Facility, how and where WSU honey is produced and where the bees live. Honey is available for purchase at the visitor center. Additional event details are available at visitor.wsu.edu, visitor@wsu.edu or 509-335-4636. More information about the WSU Honey Bees and Pollinators program can be found at bees.wsu.edu.

If you are going to Denver for the ESA meetings be sure to go cheer on our Linnaean Games and Debate teams, and participants in the new 3-minute Lightening Bug competition.

Rich Zack, Bill Turner and Sanford Eigenbrode (UI) were quoted in a front page article in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News on Saturday, October 28th. The article was titled “Bugged by all the bugs?” The article is attached.  Rich Zack was also featured in a WSU Evergreen news article to read the article go to:   https://dailyevergreen.com/20249/news/aphids-to-thin-out-by-end-of-week/#image.

American Entomologist Seeks Cover Photos September 5, 2017—ESA’s membership magazine, American Entomologist, is seeking dynamic, beautiful, and interesting photos of  insects to appear on its cover. Photos should be of living insects, in sharp focus, and in portrait orientation. It is preferred that the insect be in a natural setting, with no human presence visible; in addition, it is preferred that the full insect to be visible in the image, with no parts cropped out. The insect or other elements of interest should not appear in the top 30 percent of the photograph, to allow space for the American Entomologist masthead. All photos must be at least 300 dpi in resolution at a width of at least 8.5 inches. Because American Entomologist is a quarterly publication and we wish to feature a variety of photographers’ work, we can only accept two photos per photographer as part of this call for photos. By submitting your photo, you agree to give ESA permission to use your image on a future cover of American Entomologist. You will not be asked to transfer copyright in your photo to ESA. ESA will not use your photo in any other way without requesting your permission for that specific use. Please submit your photos by December 1, 2017, to pubs@entsoc.org, along with a caption and photo credit information to be used if the image is published. Please include “American Entomologist call for cover photos” in your subject line or the body of your email to ensure that your photo is properly directed. Thank you for your interest in contributing the next great image for the cover of American Entomologist.

Grants

Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Walter Sheppard who received $20,000 in funding for honey bee research from the Thurber Fund.

University Announcements

Have you gotten suspicious emails with the subject line showing USER and the first line of the message that reads “This is an Email Service Alert from Service Desk?”  If so forward it (and any other suspicious emails) on the WSU Security Operations Center at abuse@wsu.edu.  See the attachment for more information that gives some practical ways to prevent harmful emails..

November 1-31, 2017 is the open enrollment period for medical and dental plans.  This is the one time of the year you can make changes to, and enroll in certain benefits for the upcoming year. To see the medical insurance premium changes go to: https://www.hca.wa.gov/assets/pebb/50-626-2018.pdf. Wednesday, November 8th is the date for the Benefits Fair to be held in Pullman at the CUB. This will be your opportunity to talk with plan providers to help you make informed decisions about your health care benefits.  For other locations around the state go to page 6 of the attached October 2017 For Your Benefits publication.

Winter parking for state vehicles: Our state vehicles now have a dedicated parking lot to park at by the Yellow 1 lot behind the indoor practice facility. With the new parking zones further limiting options and availability near FSHN for paying employees and students we do not want to block these spots when state vehicles when they are not actively in use. Importantly, during the winter months (November through March), many parking lots around campus do not allow overnight parking to accommodate snow removal. Most of our state vehicles will need to be moved, except the departmental van and truck which receive an exception as they primarily assist with transporting students to class at U of I. However during periods where there is no courses (Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and Spring Break) they will also need to be moved to the dedicated state vehicle Exempt lot to allow heavy equipment the opportunity to remove snow. See the attachment for the images of dedicated state vehicle parking lot that lab vehicles need to start utilizing, and the black No Overnight Parking Sign that is now posted around campus to avoid during the next months.

For Graduate Students

Glamour’s College Women of the Year Competition // Looking For Students to Apply!
I’m an editor at Glamour and am reaching out about our annual College Women of the Year competition, and would love for you to share this information with students. A little history about our franchise: Each year for the last 61 years, Glamour has been recognizing ten outstanding students: scientists, athletes, activists, businesswomen. The one thing they have in common, aside from being in college, is that they’re incredible at what they do. Read about out the 2017 winners >> more here. Some details about the competition: the deadline is November 1st. We’re looking for students with strong leadership skills, who excel in extracurricular activities or athletics, and give back to their community or campus in some way. Entrants could receive $10,000, connections with leaders in their field, and a profile in a future issue. Last year was incredibly special—we connected our winners with mentors at an intimate luncheon which included guests like Robin Roberts, Martha Stewart, and Katie Couric.  Here is the link to the application. Please let me know if you have any questions about it! Are there any outstanding students who come to mind that may be a good fit to apply? Thanks so much. Jessica Militare, Assistant Editor, GLAMOUR, 1 World Trade Center, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10007

T: 212-286-2252jessica_militare@condenast.com | @ohheythisisjess

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/ Be aware that the deadline for most of the listed fellowships are in November and December.

The Graduate School recently announced several scholarships and fellowship awards for outstanding graduate students. Full descriptions and eligibility requirements for each award are provided here:  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/scholarships-2016/   Please nominate deserving graduate students from your unit for these awards. Nominees for each scholarship should be sent directly to Alanna Ellis (acellis@wsu.edu) in the Academic Programs Office. CAHNRS deadline for nominees for all but the Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines is Thursday, December 7, 2017.  Rich Zack, Interim Associate Dean of Academic Programs will make final selections for the college and submit nominations by the Graduate School deadline.  Nominees for The Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines are due on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 to Alanna Ellis (acellis@wsu.edu) in the Academic Programs Office.  This is a rare opportunity to acknowledge excellence among the graduate cohort at WSU, and we are well aware that there are many extraordinary graduate students in CAHNRS.  Please review the 8 graduate student awards currently being offered by the Graduate School:

  • The Richard and Constance M. Albrecht Scholarship: Open to all active doctoral students enrolled either full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester, in good standing who have successfully passed their preliminary examination, and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students cannot receive this award more than once.
  • Ann Chittenden Holland Master’s Thesis Award for Graduate Student Excellence: Open to all graduate students in good standing in STEM disciplines who have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA, have completed a WSU master’s thesis in the past year and are currently enrolled in a doctoral program at WSU.
  • The Charles Allen Master’s Thesis Award: Open to all graduate students in good standing in the arts, humanities and social sciences who have completed a WSU master’s thesis in the past year and are currently enrolled in a doctoral program at WSU and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students must be enrolled either full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester. Students cannot receive this award more than once.
  • Karen P. DePauw Leadership Award: This is a fellowship, open to all doctoral students who have successfully passed their preliminary examination, and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students must be enrolled full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester. Students cannot receive this award more than once. (Please note this award has a separate nomination process – additional details found here: https://afw.wsu.edu/awards/).
  • Arnold and Julia Greenwell Memorial Scholarship for Social Sciences and Humanities: Open to all doctoral graduate students who are conducting research/scholarship in the social sciences or humanities and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students must be enrolled full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester. Students cannot receive this award more than once.
  • Anne and Russ Fuller Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Research/Scholarship: This is a fellowship, open to all doctoral graduate students who are conducting interdisciplinary research/scholarship and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students must be enrolled full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester.
  • The Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines: Open to all doctoral applicants to WSU in a STEM discipline.
  • The Graduate School Dissertation Year Fellowship: Open to all doctoral candidates in good standing with an approved dissertation proposal who have passed their preliminary exam and expect to complete and defend their dissertation during the nine-month period in which the award is offered. In addition, the candidate must be a legal Washington State resident, they must have enrolled full time prior to the fellowship period and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.

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/

Employment Opportunities

  1. Research Associate (Entomology/Insect Ecology, Montana St. Univ., Conrad, MT.
  2. Natural Area Reserves Specialist IV, St. of Hawaii
  3. Postdoc Research Assoc., Texas A&M AgriLife, Corpus Christi, TX
  4. Assistant Professor for Ecology, Div of Natural Sci., College of Mt. St. Vincent, Riverdale, NY
  5. Professor in Acarology, Texas A&M, College Station, TX
  6. Applied Insect Chemical Ecologist, Entomology Dept., Cornell University
  7. Area IPM Extension Advisor-Entomology, UC

October 27, 2017

October 27, 2017

Department Meetings

There will be an Entomology Faculty meeting on Monday, October 30th at 11:00 AM.  The AMS dial # to come.

Seminars & Colloquium

hotalingThe October 30th Entomology Colloquium speaker will be Dr. Scott Hotaling, Postdoctoral Researcher in the WSU School of Biological Science.  His presentation is titled “Genetic Perspectives on Biodiversity in North American Alpine Streams.” For more info about Dr. Hotaling go to: For more information about Dr. Hotaling go to: https://labs.wsu.edu/genomes/people/lab-members/. The presentation begins at 2:10 PM in FSHN 354 (Entomology Classroom).  The AMS dial up number for all sites to dial for this event is 771155.

Department Announcements

Thank you for participating in the search process for the new IPM tree fruit entomologist.

Richard Zack was featured in a front page article on the Friday, October 27, 2017 edition of the WSU Daily Evergreen.  Also featured were Entomology Department graduate students Alix Whitener, Adrian Marshall and Josh Milnes and told of their experiences while on a field trip to Guatemala led by Dr. Zack.  See the attached Daily Evergreen article.

University Announcements

November 1 -31, 2017 is the open enrollment period for medical and dental plans.  This is the one time of the year you can make changes to, and enroll in certain benefits for the upcoming year. To see the medical insurance premium changes go to: https://www.hca.wa.gov/assets/pebb/50-626-2018.pdf. Wednesday, November 8th is the date for the Benefits Fair to be held in Pullman at the CUB. This will be your opportunity to talk with plan providers to help you make informed decisions about your health care benefits.  For other locations around the state go to page 6 of the attached October 2017 For Your Benefits publication.

Meet members of the WSU Honey Bees and Pollinators team, sample WSU Honey and receive a free honey stick – or two, one for you and one for your honey! Better yet, share with Dad! Learn about the WSU Honey Bee and Pollinator Research Facility, how WSU honey is produced and where the bees live during a tasting and open house noon-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center. The event coincides with WSU Dad’s Weekend and Cougars football game against the Stanford Cardinals Saturday in Martin Stadium. WSU Honey is available for purchase at the visitor center. Additional event details are available at visitor.wsu.edu, visitor@wsu.edu or 509-335-4636. More information about the WSU Honey Bees and Pollinators program can be found at bees.wsu.edu.

The Activity Insight Demonstration presented by the Provosts team for our units is now available for any WSU user to view at: https://experience.wsu.edu/Calendar/Calendar.aspx – navigate to 10/25/17, and select   AnSci, ENT, & SFS Activity Insight Demonstration

WSU Business Modernization Initiative Software Demonstration: I’m excited to share some good news about the ongoing effort to modernize the way we work each day.

In response to the request for proposals (RFP) for new finance, payroll, and human resources software, two vendors, Oracle and Workday, have been invited to the WSU Pullman campus to give on-site software demonstrations to the WSU community. The demonstrations will help us evaluate which software can best meet the needs of the University. The demonstrations will be held in the CUB Auditorium on the WSU Pullman campus Monday through Thursday the weeks of November 6 and November 13. Live broadcasts to Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver will be available. Current WSU employees will also have the option to view the demonstrations via live stream (sign on with WSU credentials required).

The demonstrations are divided into sessions based on topic and functionality to be discussed. Please visit the Modernization website to view the schedules, detailed descriptions of the objectives and functionalities for each session, and additional information. After the demonstrations, we encourage you to provide your feedback via an online survey available at: https://modernization.wsu.edu/.  While we recognize that specific topics and functionalities will interest specific users, we encourage all faculty and staff to attend the “Day in the Life of” sessions scheduled the mornings of November 6 (Oracle) and November 13 (Workday). These sessions—one for faculty members and principal investigators, and one for staff, administrators, and managers—are intended to allow the software vendors to provide a high level demonstration of how the software can help with the work performed here at WSU. Please feel free to email questions to modern.initiative@wsu.edu. We look forward to seeing you at the demonstrations in November! Best, Stacy

WSU Business Modernization Initiative:

Last month the University released the request for proposals (RFP) for new finance and human resources software. The software selected through this process will be instrumental in fulfilling the overarching goals of the modernization: The successful evaluation and selection of a new software platform is dependent on strong involvement and feedback from end users and subject matter experts across the University. We look forward to broad involvement from the University community throughout this process, including the on-site vendor demonstrations.
Save the Date:  Please plan to join us at the on-site demonstrations on the WSU Pullman campus the weeks of November 6 and November 13. Live broadcast to Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver will also be available. Additional information, including location and demonstration schedules, will be shared with the WSU community in the coming weeks on the modernization website. The sessions will be cofacilitated by our independent consultants who specialize in software assessment and procurement. We invite all to attend and help us assess the software’s ability to meet University needs. Your ideas and feedback on the demonstrations will be collected through an online form, which will be reviewed by the software evaluation committee.  As a reminder, over the next few months the vendor community may become active in seeking insights and opinions from WSU employees regarding the initiative. To help avoid any confusion, delays, or process issues created by miscommunication, we request that all vendor inquiries associated with the modernization initiative and the software RFP, whether formal or informal, be referred to Eric Rogers, Director of Purchasing Services, who will route the inquiry appropriately.
Please feel free to email questions to modern.initiative@wsu.edu.

Employment Opportunities

  1. Biological Science Lab Tech, (APHIS, PPQ, S&T Labs) Dept. of Agriculture, Miami, FL
  2. Professor of Nematology, UC-Davis Dept of Entomology & Nematology), Davis, CA
  3. Postdoctoral Scholar, Williams Lab, UC-Davis
  4. Postdoc Research Scholar, North Caroline St. Univ., Raleigh, NC
  5. Extension Associate 3 (spotted Laternfly), Penn State University, University Park, PA
  6. Environmental Associate, 2 positions, Kansas Dept of Ag., Kansas City, KS and Salina, KS
  7. Extension Educator, Ag & Nat Res, Univ.  of Illinois Extension, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Important Dates and Deadlines

Immigration Roundtable:  Global Services will be offering an immigration round table to provide updates on current immigration and WSU policies impacting international students and scholars. This forum is designed for faculty and staff members who work with international students. This is a great place to learn more about the services provided by Global Services for international students and scholars, as well as to get your questions and concerns addressed. First there will be a short five-minute presentation about the International Center and the services and programming they offer.
After we will break into small groups and have International Student and Scholar Advisors provide updates on policies that impact international students and scholars, as well as answer questions from attendees.
We will also be seeking feedback and what our office can provide, in regards to programming and support, to help out other departments in their work with international students and scholars.

This session will be held Friday November 11th, 2017 between 3:30 and 5:00 pm in CUE 318.

Contact: Cody Tornow cody.tornow@wsu.edu

October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017

Seminars & Colloquium

The October 23, 2017 Entomology Colloquium speaker will be James Hepler, student in the Entomology Department who will be giving his PhD proposal seminar titled “Host Plant Utilization of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys, in the Arid Pacific Northwest.” Jimmy is an ARC Fellow student and is advised by Betsy Beers. The presentation will be at 2:10 PM in FSHN 354 (the Entomology Classroom).  To find out more about James Helpler go to: http://entomology.wsu.edu/directory/students/,

The new AMS dial up number for all sites to dial for this event is 771155.

Grants

Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Bill Snyder who is the recipient of a $37,322 grant from UC- DAVIS//AFRI Foundational Program/USDA/NIFA for work on Managing Wild Birds for Improving Strawberry Production, Pest Control, and Food Safety Outcomes in the California Central Coast (10/18/2017).
  • Doug Walsh is the recipient of a $8,000 grant from Gowan Company for the study of Miticide Efficiency on Hops (10/17/2017).

University Announcements

Safety Policies and Procedures Manual  –  Revision Letter Number One Hundred Fifteen

This SPPM revision includes the following changes:

Read the full policy to Accumulation of Dangerous Chemical Waste 5.68 >> more here.

This revision:

  • Changes to title of this section from “Storage of Dangerous Chemical Waste.”
  • Updates procedures and requirements regarding accumulation of dangerous chemical wastes, and adds this information specific to WSU Vancouver.
  • Updates requirements for labeling dangerous chemical waste containers.
  • Adds contacts regarding centralized waste accumulation areas for chemical waste at all campuses, and research and extension centers.

Adds requirements for preparing dangerous wastes for pickup from WSU Vancouver satellite accumulation areas.

 

For Graduate Students

Glamour’s College Women of the Year Competition // Looking For Students to Apply!
I’m an editor at Glamour and am reaching out about our annual College Women of the Year competition, and would love for you to share this information with students. A little history about our franchise: Each year for the last 61 years, Glamour has been recognizing ten outstanding students: scientists, athletes, activists, businesswomen. The one thing they have in common, aside from being in college, is that they’re incredible at what they do. Read about out the 2017 winners >> more here.

Some details about the competition: the deadline is November 1st. We’re looking for students with strong leadership skills, who excel in extracurricular activities or athletics, and give back to their community or campus in some way. Entrants could receive $10,000, connections with leaders in their field, and a profile in a future issue. Last year was incredibly special—we connected our winners with mentors at an intimate luncheon which included guests like Robin Roberts, Martha Stewart, and Katie Couric.  Here is the link to the application. Please let me know if you have any questions about it! Are there any outstanding students who come to mind that may be a good fit to apply? Thanks so much. Jessica Militare, Assistant Editor, GLAMOUR, 1 World Trade Center, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10007

T: 212-286-2252jessica_militare@condenast.com | @ohheythisisjess

The Graduate School recently announced several scholarships and fellowship awards for outstanding graduate students. This is a rare opportunity to acknowledge excellence among the graduate cohort at WSU, and we are well aware that there are many extraordinary graduate students in CAHNRS.  Please review the 8 graduate student awards currently being offered by the Graduate School:

  • The Richard and Constance M. Albrecht Scholarship: Open to all active doctoral students enrolled either full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester, in good standing who have successfully passed their preliminary examination, and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students cannot receive this award more than once.
  • Ann Chittenden Holland Master’s Thesis Award for Graduate Student Excellence: Open to all graduate students in good standing in STEM disciplines who have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA, have completed a WSU master’s thesis in the past year and are currently enrolled in a doctoral program at WSU.
  • The Charles Allen Master’s Thesis Award: Open to all graduate students in good standing in the arts, humanities and social sciences who have completed a WSU master’s thesis in the past year and are currently enrolled in a doctoral program at WSU and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students must be enrolled either full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester. Students cannot receive this award more than once.
  • Karen P. DePauw Leadership Award: This is a fellowship, open to all doctoral students who have successfully passed their preliminary examination, and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students must be enrolled full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester. Students cannot receive this award more than once. (Please note this award has a separate nomination process – additional details found here: https://afw.wsu.edu/awards/).
  • Arnold and Julia Greenwell Memorial Scholarship for Social Sciences and Humanities: Open to all doctoral graduate students who are conducting research/scholarship in the social sciences or humanities and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students must be enrolled full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester. Students cannot receive this award more than once.
  • Anne and Russ Fuller Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Research/Scholarship: This is a fellowship, open to all doctoral graduate students who are conducting interdisciplinary research/scholarship and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students must be enrolled full- or part-time during the fall 2018 semester.
  • The Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines: Open to all doctoral applicants to WSU in a STEM discipline.
  • The Graduate School Dissertation Year Fellowship: Open to all doctoral candidates in good standing with an approved dissertation proposal who have passed their preliminary exam and expect to complete and defend their dissertation during the nine-month period in which the award is offered. In addition, the candidate must be a legal Washington State resident, they must have enrolled full time prior to the fellowship period and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.

Full descriptions and eligibility requirements for each award are provided here:  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/scholarships-2016/

Please nominate deserving graduate students from your unit for these awards. Nominees for each scholarship should be sent directly to Alanna Ellis (acellis@wsu.edu) in the Academic Programs Office. CAHNRS deadline for nominees for all but the Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines is Thursday, December 7, 2017.  Rich Zack, Interim Associate Dean of Academic Programs will make final selections for the college and submit nominations by the Graduate School deadline.  Nominees for The Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines are due on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 to Alanna Ellis (acellis@wsu.edu) in the Academic Programs Office.

Employment Opportunities

  1. Pollinator Conservation Specialist / Agronomist, The Xerces Society, North Dakota or Minnesota areas
  2. Research Scientist II, General Dynamics Info Tech, Silver Spring, MD
  3. Field Agronomist, NewLeaf Symbiotics, St. Louis, MO
  4. Vector Control Entomologist, Mobile Co. Health Dept., Mobile, AL
  5. Gypsy Moth Data Coordinator, Idaho Div. of Lands, Coeur d’Alene, ID
  6. Director, NE IPM Center Sr. Extension Associate, Cornell Univ., New York, NY
  7. Associate Professor/Professor, St. of New York, Syracuse, NY
  8. Research Technologist in Pollinator Biology, Penn St.  Univ, Univ. Park, PA
  9. Assistant Professor, Univ of Mary Washington, Fredericksbkurg, VA
  10. Plant Protection Entomologist, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture, St. Paul, MN

October 13, 2017

October 13, 2017

Seminars & Colloquium

edwindavisThe October 16, 2017 Entomology Colloquium speaker will be Dr. Edwin Lewis. His presentation will be at 2:10 PM in FSHN 354 (the Entomology Classroom). Dr. Lewis is the department head and professor in the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology at the University of Idaho. He is also the Co-Director of the Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem at UofI. The title of this week’s presentation is “Movement and infection behaviors of insect-parasitic nematodes: The Story of the Slithering Herd.” For more information about Dr. Lewis go to: https://www.uidaho.edu/cals/entomology-plant-pathology-and-nematology/our-people/edwin-lewis

Please note that the new AMS dial up number for all sites to dial for this event is 771155. 

Grants

Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Doug Walshis the recipient of a $76,211 grant from the USDA/ARS for the Evaluation and Development of Hop Germplasm for the Washington State Hop Growing Region (9/28/2017).
  • David Crowderand Robert Orpet are recipients of a $17,875 grant from Western SARE/USDA/NIFA to work on Assessment of the Positive and Negative Effects of Earwigs in Apple Orchards (10/2/2017).
  • Betsy Beersis the recipient of grants from Syngenta Crop Protection in the amount of $13,300 (10/4/2017).
  • John Stark is the recipient of a $143,574 from the Dept. of the Interior to work on Biological Effectiveness of Green Stormwater Infrastructure (10/6/2017).
  • Doug Walsh; Elizabeth Beers; Carrie Foss; Brandon Hopkins; Drew Lyon; Carol Miles; Michelle Moyer; Kim Patten; Timothy Waters are the recipients of a $272,998 grant from USDA/NIFA for the Washington State IPM Extension Implementation Program 2017-2020 (10/6/2017).

University Announcements

The Student Entertainment Board presents Carnival Night, Oct 13th, from 9 PM – 12 AM and is in the CUB Sr. Ballroom.  Come to Carnival Night in the CUB today! There will be acrobats, a roaming magician, a mechanical bull, and more! Free Subway, cotton candy, and popcorn with your name on it. Get there tonight for free food and a good time.
Come join us for good food, drink and to learn about the transformative research that is happening at WSU.

Employment Opportunities

  1. Extension Coordinator, WSU Extension, Chehalis, WA
  2. Research Specialist, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  3. Agricultural Stewardship Specialist, Cornell Univ., New York State.
  4. Assist/Assoc Professor of Arthropod Molecular Systematics, Univ. of Idaho, Moscow
  5. Postdoc Scholar, Penn St. Univ, University Park, PA
  6. Postdoc Research Associate, Entomology & Plant Pathology, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  7. Research Assist., Texas A&M AgriLife, College Station, TX
  8. Technician III, Texas A&M AgriLife, College Station, TX