December 15, 2017

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.    http://payroll.wsu.edu/pdf/TempAddressForm.pdf

 

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).  Click here http://www.climatewebinars.net/webinars/integrated-weed-management-and-insect-pests-in-dryland-cereal-systems/  for more info or to join this webinar up to 30 minutes before start time. No preregistration is required.

[cid:image002.png@01D37282.CEF8E790]  Webinar presenters Ian Burke (L) and Sanford Eigenbrode (R)

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 <http://extension.wsu.edu/publications/pubs/em108/>, 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 <http://pubs.wsu.edu/ItemDetail.aspx?ProductID=15989> of Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest.  Archived versions will be available on the series webpage  <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.reacchpna.org_webinar-2Dseries-2Dadvances-2Ddryland-2Dfarming&d=DwMGaQ&c=C3yme8gMkxg_ihJNXS06ZyWk4EJm8LdrrvxQb-Je7sw&r=_ASoVe9O_VCG3D7pt7mBFw&m=5qad7k1ZoDFvzH_FN085T3imaQ2D_7jQNtR2BzJs6mM&s=FMaHizmDgLEKPzyT9flfyE9eJF6FR0lVnZB1YstzxU8&e=>  following the live webinars.   [cid:image003.png@01D37282.CEF8E790]

 

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-foodIf you are planning to attend sign up by Monday, December 18th so we can know how many to plan for.  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.

 

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:  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/chapter-three-e/  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.

 

 

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:

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.  If you have any questions about shipping dangerous goods or hazardous materials at WSU, please call the dangerous good hazardous material shipping cell phone at 509-432-3869, to reach a HazMat shipping specialist.

 

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. A course is being offered that 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. To do so, click here 

Please read the attached CAHNRS Winter Safety guide for some good tips on how to avoid accidents during inclement weather.

 

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 Mizoguchi, Rob Baker or Leslie Lightfoot if you have any questions.

 

Call for Abstracts: WSU ShowcaseCelebrating 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 and will be held Thursday, March 29, 2018, at WSU Pullman.

 

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 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.

 

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 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

 

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

 

 

LEARN HOW TO SUPPORT STUDENTS’ GROWTH MINDSET

For 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:

To register 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.

 

Congratulations to recent 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 Inoculants and Root Health Promoters on Nodulation, Root Diseases, Nitrogen and Phosphorous Uptake and Yield of Popular Green Dry Pea Cultivars.

For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx (11/21/2017)

 

EMPLOYMENT:

  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

 

Janet Lane asked that I send this to see if any of you know of a rental available in either Yakima, Walla Walla, or Columbia counties in Washington, or in Idaho or Oregon for January 1, 2018. I have limited time to visit these areas directly, so it will be very difficult for me to search for a rental property on my own. Could you please contact me if anyone has either a room for rent, trailer, house, or possibly a driveway with bathroom access (that would fit a small trailer), please let me know in the next few weeks. Thank you, Janet contact email: janlan@wsu.edu.

 

Important Dates and Deadlines:

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.  See previous newsletters for list of scholarships.

 

Detailed information about 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 and will be held Thursday, March 29, 2018, at WSU Pullman.

 

Pacific Branch ESA meeting in Reno, NV, June 10-13, 2018.

Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Nov 11-15, 2018

 

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.

 

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.

December 22, 2017

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:

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 siteThe game will be on TV and streaming: FS1 and FOX Sports Go

 

Congratulations to recent 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)

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

 

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.

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. A course is being offered that 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. To do so, click here 

Please read the attached CAHNRS Winter Safety guide for some good tips on how to avoid accidents during inclement weather.

 

Call for Abstracts: WSU ShowcaseCelebrating 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 and will be held Thursday, March 29, 2018, at WSU Pullman.

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 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.

 

LEARN HOW TO SUPPORT STUDENTS’ GROWTH MINDSET

For 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:

To register 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.

EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  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

 

Janet Lane asked that I send this to see if any of you know of a rental available in either Yakima, Walla Walla, or Columbia counties in Washington, or in Idaho or Oregon for January 1, 2018. I have limited time to visit these areas directly, so it will be very difficult for me to search for a rental property on my own. Could you please contact me if anyone has either a room for rent, trailer, house, or possibly a driveway with bathroom access (that would fit a small trailer), please let me know in the next few weeks. Thank you, Janet contact email: janlan@wsu.edu.

 

Important Dates and Deadlines:

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.  See previous newsletters for list of scholarships.

Detailed information about 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 and will be held Thursday, March 29, 2018, at WSU Pullman.

Pacific Branch ESA meeting in Reno, NV, June 10-13, 2018.

Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Nov 11-15, 2018

 

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.

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.

December 8, 2017

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.

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

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 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 bringing a food item.

As of today the School of Food Science is far ahead of us in the challenge to see which department can collect the most foods donations.  Help us fill up our boxes.

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 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. 

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:

Contact HRS with any questions regarding scheduling options.

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. To do so, click 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 Mizoguchi, Rob Baker or Leslie Lightfoot if you have any questions.

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!

Call for Abstracts for the WSU ShowcaseCelebrating 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 and will be held Thursday, March 29, 2018, at WSU Pullman.

EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  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

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Important Dates and Deadlines:

The CAHNRS deadline for nominees for all but the Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines was 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.  See previous newsletters for list of scholarships.

Detailed information about 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 and will be held Thursday, March 29, 2018, at WSU Pullman.

Pacific Branch ESA meeting in Reno, NV, June 10-13, 2018.

Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Nov 11-15, 2018

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.

 

Can’t get enough entomology new and info?  Check out these on-line publications:

EntomologyToday, the official ESA Blog at              https://entomologytoday.org/

ESA on Facebook at                                                      https://www.facebook.com/entsoc/

Livescience                                                                     http://www.livescience.com/topics/insect/

ScienceDaily                                                                   https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/plants_animals/insects_and_butterflies/

Io9 the Future                                                                http://io9.gizmodo.com/tag/entomology

Topix Entomology                                                         http://www.topix.com/science/entomology

December 1, 2017

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

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.

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.

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.

Congratulations to recent 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)

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

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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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!

Call for Abstracts for the WSU ShowcaseCelebrating 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, 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 and will be held Thursday, March 29, 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.

 

EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  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

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Important Dates and Deadlines:

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, 2017Rich 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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/).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines: Open to all doctoral applicants to WSU in a STEM discipline.
  8. 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.

Pacific Branch ESA meeting in Reno, NV, June 10-13, 2018.

Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Nov 11-15, 2018

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.

Can’t get enough entomology new and info?  Check out these on-line publications:

EntomologyToday, the official ESA Blog at              https://entomologytoday.org/

ESA on Facebook at                                                     https://www.facebook.com/entsoc/

Livescience                                                                    http://www.livescience.com/topics/insect/

ScienceDaily                                                                  https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/plants_animals/insects_and_butterflies/

Io9 the Future                                                               http://io9.gizmodo.com/tag/entomology

Topix Entomology                                                        http://www.topix.com/science/entomology

November 17, 2017

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.

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.

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.

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    10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.   CUB Senior Ballroom      #BeSafeCougs
We look forward to seeing you there. Stacy Pearson, Vice President for Finance and Administration, and
Chris Keane, Vice President for Research

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.

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.

American Entomologist Seeks Cover Photos—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.

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.

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.

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  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

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Important Dates and Deadlines:

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.

The Graduate School’s Imagine Beyond Initiative is designed to help prepare our undergraduate students for graduate school. The next workshop will be on November 29, 2017 and is titled “Statement of purpose and letters of recommendation.”  The website is located at  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/imagine-beyondPlease forward to your students who may be interested in graduate school.

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 November Professional Development Initiative workshops are:  (1) Navigating health Care for Graduate Students presented by Sara Wynne, Health Educator on Monday Nov 6th, 10 AM in CUB L60 (Butch’s Den); (2) Stress Relief and Mindfulness Workshop presented by Anne Cox, Assoc Professor in the Kinesiology Program, on Thursday, Nov. 16th at 2:00 PM in CUB L60 Butch’s Den.

All of these workshops are free for WSU faculty, staff, graduate and professional students.

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, 2017Rich 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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/).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines: Open to all doctoral applicants to WSU in a STEM discipline.
  8. 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.

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 10, 2017

veteransday

 

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

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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/.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

 

  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,

 

 

Please share with any undergrad students you work with:

Perrault Farms Inc., Toppenish, WA had paid internship for work as an IPM scout for a large hop farm and Hop breeding company.  See the attachment for more information.

 

 

 

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Important Dates and Deadlines:

 

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.

 

The Graduate School’s Imagine Beyond Initiative is designed to help prepare our undergraduate students for graduate school. The next workshop will be on November 29, 2017 and is titled “Statement of purpose and letters of recommendation.”  The website is located at  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/imagine-beyondPlease forward to your students who may be interested in graduate school.  See the attached flyer for more info.

 

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 November Professional Development Initiative workshops are:  (1) Navigating health Care for Graduate Students presented by Sara Wynne, Health Educator on Monday Nov 6th, 10 AM in CUB L60 (Butch’s Den); (2) Stress Relief and Mindfulness Workshop presented by Anne Cox, Assoc Professor in the Kinesiology Program, on Thursday, Nov. 16th at 2:00 PM in CUB L60 Butch’s Den.  For more info see the PDI attachment.  All of these workshops are free for WSU faculty, staff, graduate and professional students.

 

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, 2017Rich 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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/).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines: Open to all doctoral applicants to WSU in a STEM discipline.
  8. 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.

 

 

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

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

 

thank youThank you to all of the students who helped with yesterday’s ENT 101 Insect feed.

Your help was greatly appreciated.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

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

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

From: Johnson, Lisa:  FYI…This may be a great opportunity you would like to pass on to your “rockstar” students.

Subject: 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. You can read about out the 2017 winners 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: 212-286-2252                 jessica_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.

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  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. Asst. 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

 

Please share with any undergrad students you work with:

Perrault Farms Inc., Toppenish, WA had paid internship for work as an IPM scout for a large hop farm and Hop breeding company.  See the attachment for more information.

 

 

Can’t get enough entomology new and info?  Check out these on-line publications:

EntomologyToday, the official ESA Blog at                  https://entomologytoday.org/

ESA on Facebook at                                                      https://www.facebook.com/entsoc/

Livescience                                                                    http://www.livescience.com/topics/insect/

ScienceDaily                                                                  https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/plants_animals/insects_and_butterflies/

Io9 the Future                                                               http://io9.gizmodo.com/tag/entomology

Topix Entomology                                                         http://www.topix.com/science/entomology

 

 

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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 November 29, 2017 and is titled “Statement of purpose and letters of recommendation.”  The website is located at  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/imagine-beyondPlease forward to your students who may be interested in graduate school.  See the attached flyer for more info.

 

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 November Professional Development Initiative workshops are:  (1) Navigating health Care for Graduate Students presented by Sara Wynne, Health Educator on Monday Nov 6th, 10 AM in CUB L60 (Butch’s Den); (2) Stress Relief and Mindfulness Workshop presented by Anne Cox, Assoc Professor in the Kinesiology Program, on Thursday, Nov. 16th at 2:00 PM in CUB L60 Butch’s Den.  For more info see the PDI attachment.  All of these workshops are free for WSU faculty, staff, graduate and professional students.

 

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

 

November 1 -31, 2017 is the open enrollment period and 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, October 8 is the date for the Benefits Fair to be held in the CUB.  This will be your opportunity to talk with plan providers to help you make informed decisions about your health care benefits.

 

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

 

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, 2017Rich 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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/).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines: Open to all doctoral applicants to WSU in a STEM discipline.
  8. 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.

October 27, 2017

 

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

 

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.

 

Thank you for participating in the search process for the new IPM tree fruit entomologist.  The web version of the evaluation forms can be found at the following link:

https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cNFTblqyg4jZXbT

Access to seminars recordings are available at https://experience.wsu.edu/Calendar/Calendar.aspx then navigating to the date of the seminar (2 for each candidate during the week of their visit listed below. Please complete one evaluation for each candidate:

1)      Lauren Diepenbrock (9th October)

2)      Tobin Northfield (16 October)

3)      Ikkei Shikano (23 October)

Please do not fill out an electronic form for a candidate that you’ve already filled out a paper ballot for.  If you could fill these forms out by Next Monday (30 October) it would be greatly appreciated.  Vince Jones, vpjones@wsu.edu

 

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.

 

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.   

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.

 

 

 

From: Johnson, Lisa:  FYI…This may be a great opportunity you would like to pass on to your “rockstar” students.

Subject: 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. You can read about out the 2017 winners 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: 212-286-2252                 jessica_militare@condenast.com | @ohheythisisjess

 

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

 

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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/).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines: Open to all doctoral applicants to WSU in a STEM discipline.
  8. 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.

 

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 award that the deadline for most of the listed fellowships are in November and December.

 

 

*****

EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

 

  1. Biological Science Lab Tech, (APHIS, PPQ, S&T Labs) Dept. of Agriculture, Miami, FL
  2. Asst. 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:

The Graduate School’s Imagine Beyond Initiative is designed to help prepare our undergraduate students for graduate school. The next workshop will be on November 29, 2017 and is titled “Statement of purpose and letters of recommendation.”  The website is located at  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/imagine-beyondPlease 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

 

November 1 -31, 2017 is the open enrollment period and 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, October 8 is the date for the Benefits Fair to be held in the CUB.  This will be your opportunity to talk with plan providers to help you make informed decisions about your health care benefits.  For more details see the Open Enrollment attachment.

October 20, 2017

 

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/,

http://seattlearcsfoundation.org/fellows/current-fellows/.

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

 

Congratulations to recent 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).
  • For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx

 

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.

o        October 11th at 11:15 AM

o        October 18th at 11:15 AM

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 candidate evaluation survey can be found at:  https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cNFTblqyg4jZXbT. Please fill out for all candidates evaluations by October 26, 2017.  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 you are 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.

 

From: Johnson, Lisa:  FYI…This may be a great opportunity you would like to pass on to your “rockstar” students.

Subject: 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. You can read about out the 2017 winners 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: 212-286-2252                 jessica_militare@condenast.com | @ohheythisisjess

 

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 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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/).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines: Open to all doctoral applicants to WSU in a STEM discipline.
  8. 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.

 

 

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 award that the deadline for most of the listed fellowships are in November and December.

 

 

HEALTH & SAFETY:

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

This SPPM revision includes the following changes:

To read the full policy to Accumulation of Dangerous Chemical Waste 5.68 go to: http://old-www.wsu.edu/manuals_forms/HTML/SPPM/5_Chemical-Hazardous_Material_Safety/5.68_Storage_of_Dangerous_Chemical_Waste.htm

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.

 

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.

 

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. 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

 

 

*****

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 November 29, 2017 and is titled “Statement of purpose and letters of recommendation.”  The website is located at  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/imagine-beyondPlease 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

October 13, 2017

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.

 

edwindavisThe October 16, 2017 Entomology Colloquium speaker will be Dr. Edwin Davis. 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. Davis go to: https://www.uidaho.edu/~/media/…/Edwin-Lewis-CV.ashx  or 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.

 

Come join us for good food, drink and to learn about the transformative research that is happening at WSU.

Monday October 16th, 5:30pm in PACCAR Town Hall.  As part of WSU’s ongoing effort to support innovation and research engagement, multiple groups are collaborating to host events focused on connecting research at WSU to people and resources to support translational research. This represents an institution-wide effort to embrace a culture of entrepreneurship that celebrates working across boundaries, creativity in research and efforts to apply our academic work to problems in the world. This event is focused on providing exposure to the ongoing research projects and connections to individuals looking to help develop and deploy translational efforts. This event is part of a series of team-building events that aim to connect WSU students and University community members with an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship. The goals for these events are to build grassroots level teams around novel ideas that can make a tangible impact in the world. It is expected that such events will spur collaborations to generate resources in order to translate the research outcomes into the world. Information on the funding and support opportunities available to WSU faculty and students will be provided at these events.  Please join us and be ready to tell us: What’s your problem?

RSVP Here: http://ed.wsu.edu/events  For more info contact Bruce Williamson Benavides, Molecular Plant Sciences program, b.williamsonbenavid@wsu.edu.

 

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Doug Walsh is 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 Crowder and 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 Beers is 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).
  • For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx

 

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).  View each candidates agenda and access information through their link below, including the current agenda, seminar access details, and candidate materials.

o        October 11th at 11:15 AM

o        October 18th at 11:15 AM

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 candidate evaluation survey can be found at:  https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cNFTblqyg4jZXbT. Please fill out for all candidates evaluations by October 26, 2017.  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 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.

 

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 award that the deadline for most of the listed fellowships are in November and December.

 

 

HEALTH & SAFETY:

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.

 

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. 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

 

*****

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-beyondPlease 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