State of the University Address “Successes and Next Steps: Positioning for the Future” will be in the CUB Auditorium on Tuesday, October 27th at 3:00 PM. There will be a reception following at 4:00 PM.
Interim President Dan Bernardo will discuss progress on WSU’s strategic initiatives and outline next steps as the university prepares for a new president.
Our next Lunch & Learn will be at noon on Friday October 30th. Our presenter will be Hannah Merley with the office of Grant and Research Development aka OGRD. She will explain the services OGRD offers grad students and faculty. I am working on getting someone from Student Health to talk to us to explain their services and plan information for grad students and on the services the WSU Libraries offer to students, faculty and staff. Dates to be determined.
The next WSU Entomology Colloquium will be on Friday, October 30, 2015, FSHN 354 – 2:10-3:00. Robert Orpet (PhD student in the David Crowder Lab and is an ARCS Scholar ) will be presenting his PhD research proposal. The title of his presentation is: Woolly Apple Aphid (Eriosoma lanigerum) Population Dynamics in Relation to Soil, Earwigs and Grower Perceptions. For more information on Robert Orpet go to: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert_Orpet. The dial up number for all sites for this event is 5702332.
You are invited to attend a Plant Pathology Seminar given by Dr. Yu-Ming Ju, Academia Sinica, Taipei,Taiwan
“A Termitomyces mushroom-growing termite and cultivars of the mushroom: at 10:10 am, Thursday, October 29, 2015 in 343 Johnson Hall. Dr. Jack Rogers, firstname.lastname@example.org is hosting this event.
Betsy Beers was mentioned in a WSU News article on October 22, 2015. The article titled: New ’Alien’ Wasp Discovered in Washington State. To read the article go to: https://news.wsu.edu/2015/10/22/new-alien-wasp-discovered-in-washington-state/ This article was picked up and was also in several local newspapers.
You are cordially invited you to participate in the events and sign up for a time to meet with Allen Moore. Dr. Allen J. Moore is Distinguished Research Professor & Department Head of the Department of Genetics at the University of Georgia. He will be at WSU November 3-6, 2015. Dr. Moore will be presenting the Ecolunch in the School of Biological Sciences on November 3, at 12:00 pm, the Entomology Colloquium on November 4, at 12:10 pm, and the ADVANCE at WSU luncheon on Thursday, November 5, where he will be discussing supporting success for women in STEM as an administrator. The location for the ADVANCE at WSU luncheon Thursday November 5, 2015 is still to be determined. His schedule is below. Please email me and let me know when you would like to meet with him. Feel free to forward this email to anyone (especially your lab group members) you think might be interested in meeting with Allen. He is an accomplished scientist and an incredible advocate for women and diversity in science, I think you will enjoy meeting with him.
Note, Laura Lavine is hosting a reception for him at her home on Thursday, November 5, you are more than welcome to attend and to bring a guest or two. Please just RSVP to Laura Lavine.
If you have not changed your password since August 20th please change it before October 27th. It is possible that those who have not changed their password by the above deadline could experience a service disruption. See the attachment for instructions on how to change passwords and further information.
WTFRC 2016 Apple Crop Protection Research Review
1) Pre-proposal are due at the ARC by November 6th, 2015 at 4:00pm. ARC will forward all pre-proposals to WTFRC by the deadline date of November 11, 2015 at 5:00pm. This day is a holiday, so please submit your proposals early. Send your pre-proposal(s) to Carrie Johnston via email at email@example.com. NOTE: Pre-proposal submission guidelines have changed. All submissions must be submitted using the “Pre-proposal form” which can be found on WTFRC website at http://treefruitresearch.org/proposals-reports/pre-proposals. Complete the required information and submit to me by the deadline date. PLEASE DO NOT USE LAST YEAR’S FORM.
2) Pre-proposal approval notification(s) will be sent by December 2, 2015. Note: pre-proposal submissions are for new proposals only. Continuing and final reports do not require pre-proposal submission.
3) Approved new proposals and continuing proposals are due at ARC by December 22, 2015. This early due date is necessary because of the 52nd week University closure. Send them to Carrie Johnston electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: Have your budgets approved before submitting your proposal to ARC.
Approved new proposals and continuing proposals are due at WTFRC by 4 PM on January 5, 2016. NOTE: ARC will be submitting the proposals to WTFRC. Again the formatting has changed. Please check out WTFRC website for the latest forms.
4) The 2016 Apple Crop Protection research review will be at the Confluence Technology Center in Wenatchee, January 28 – 29th.
Note: Final Reports should be sent directly to WTFRC. See attachment for the ACP research priority list.
On behalf of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, you are invited to nominate a WSU alumna of distinction in exceptional leadership qualities for the 2015 CAHNRS Women’s Leadership Award. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase a woman you know who has made a meaningful impact in her career, community, or the common good. Please nominate a woman whom you believe has:
· exhibited leadership skills in their field of expertise;
· contributed their time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in their community;
· actively assisted others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential;
· demonstrated qualities of teamwork, integrity and dedication; and
· proven qualities of determination, resiliency and the ability to overcome adversity.
Nominations do not have to come from an academic unit and we encourage anyone that has worked with outstanding WSU graduates to nominate those individuals. Nominations will be accepted until November 13, 2015. The winner will be recognized at the 2016 CAHNRS Honors in the spring. Find more about the nominations and submit forms here.
New Vehicle Accident Reporting Procedures: Washington State’s Office of Risk Management now requires use of their on-line State Employee Vehicle Collision Report Form (SF137). Link to this form is: https://etort.des.wa.gov/incidentreport. Use of this form is effective immediately and paper versions are no longer accepted by the state or WSU Risk Management. Please continue to stock the paper version of the SF137 in your vehicle glove boxes. Drivers can use this form as a template for capturing necessary information, as the automated report requires the same data. Drivers are required to print a PDF copy of the report and provide it to their supervisor. Supervisors will forward a copy to the WSU Office of Risk Management Services via email. The State’s Administrative and Accounting Manual, Chapter 12, Transportation, and WSU Safety Policies and Procedure Manual 7.20, Motor Vehicle Accidents, requires all traffic accidents be reported within 48 hours, regardless of how minor. If you have any questions about these procedures, or the form, please contact:
WSU Office of Risk Management Services (509) 335-3682, email@example.com
IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:
Remember to turn your clocks back on Nov. 1.
WSU will be closed Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day.
Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving Day and Nov. 27 for Native American Heritage Day.
ESA Annual Meeting is November 15-18, 2015 in Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN. Theme is Synergy in Science: Partnering for Solutions.
ESA Pacific Branch meetings are April 3-6, 2016 in Honolulu, HI at the Pacific Beach Hotel.
Students: Be sure to check out the WSU Grad School Scholarship page for a list of scholarships. Most have a submittal date of Dec 15, 2015. The link is: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/#Richard
WSU will be closed December 24 & 25, 2015 for the Christmas Holiday and will be closed December 28-31 except for essential operations.
2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL. Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/
To get the latest news in the world of Entomology here are some interesting websites:
Entomology Today http://entomologytoday.org/category/entomology-news/
Entomology News http://www.topix.com/science/entomology
LA Times http://articles.latimes.com/keyword/entomology
The Conversation http://theconversation.com/us/topics/entomology
Have you visited the WSU Entomology Facebook page Entomology at https://www.facebook.com/wsuentomology?fref=ts? This page was created for the James Entomology Museum activities, but we can all like and post to the page