September 28, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS SEPTEMBER 28-October 2, 2015

If any of you have news to share or have upcoming events please send by Thursday noon to dory.lohrey-birch@wsu.edu.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Our next Entomology Department Colloquium will be on Wednesday Oct. 7, 2015. The presenter will be Dr.

William Kabasenche, WSU School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. He is also a participating faculty member with the Center of Reproductive Biology.   The topic of his presentation is” Intellectual Humility and Science.”   For more info about Dr. Kabasenche go to:  http://crb.wsu.edu/faculty/william-kabasenche or https://pppa.wsu.edu/bill-kabasenche Colloquium presentations are each Wednesday at noon in FSHN 354 and the AMS dial # is 5709215.

 

The Entomological Society of America has put forward their request for student volunteers for the ESA national meeting in Minneapolis in November.  If a student volunteers for 6 hours they get $195 off their registration fee for the meeting. Info on how to volunteer can be viewed at http://www.entsoc.org/entomology2015/volunteer.  This program fills up quickly, so if students are interested they need to volunteer ASAP.

 

WSU Fruit Sales Continue This Week

Already picked apples and pears will be available for sale on Friday’s and Saturdays.

Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They accept cash or check for payment.  For more info lease see go to this website http://horticulture.wsu.edu/orchard/   If you go say hi to Deb Pehrson (2012 MS Entomology grad).

 

EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

 

  1. Asst. Prof., Insect Physiologist/Biochemist, Purdue Univ., W. Lafayette, IN
  2. Asst. Prof, Mosquito/Arbovirus biologist, Florida Med Entomology Lab, Vero Beach, FL
  3. Dept. Head, Dept. of Entomology, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN
  4. Asst. Prof., Entomology Dept., University of Florida, Ft. Pierce, FL
  5. Asst. Extension Prof., Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi St., MS

 

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IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

The next Entomology Faculty meeting will be on Friday, October 23rd.  More details to come.

 

Alix Whitener’s PhD Preliminary Exam is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13th at 9:00 AM in FSHN 164 (Entomology Conference Room).  The AMS dial # is:  5701602.

 

The Entomological Society of Washington (D.C.) student competition is for papers through the period of July 2015 through July 2016.  The recipient of the award will be notified by Sept. 30, 2016 by Committee Chair Robert Kula (Robert.Kula@ars.usda.gov).  For more info on the competition go to:  http://www.entsocwash.org/pdf/ESW_Student_Award.pdf.  For more info on the Entomological Society of Washington (D.C.) go to:  http://entsocwash.org/.

 

Nominate faculty for Provost’s Leadership Academy:  The nomination period is now open for this year’s edition of the Provosts’ Leadership Academy (PLA). The PLA is an opportunity for Deans and Chancellors to recognize early and mid-career faculty who show promise as leaders and positive role models in their colleges or campuses. The PLA provides these faculty with a semester long training program that develops self-awareness, confidence and leadership skills, expands their networks within the University, brings them in touch with University leaders and builds knowledge of the University and its challenges.  Ninety of our faculty have participated in the first four cohorts of the PLA, and the reviews of the program have been very positive. For more information on the program, visit the website.  Please email nominations, or questions about the program, to Jerman Rose at rosej@wsu.edu by Friday, October 16. Thank you for your support of this important professional development program.

 

The Bookie Instructor Appreciation Day date is set for October 21st this year.  More details to come.

 

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

 

2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

 

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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

SciTechDaily                      http://scitechdaily.com/tag/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

September 21, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS SEPTEMBER 21-25, 2015

If any of you have news to share or have upcoming events please send by Thursday noon to dory.lohrey-birch@wsu.edu.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Congratulations to Alix Whitener who is the recipient of the ESA Larry Larson Graduate Student Award for Leadership in Applied Entomology.  Click the link below to see the announcement of all the ESA awards for this year:  http://www.entsoc.org/press-releases/esa-names-winners-2015-awards.  See the attachment for more info.

 

Congratulations to Lizz D’Auria who won the $200 Entomology Grad Survey Raffle held this past summer.

 

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Carol Black is the recipient of a $137,095 grant from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe (8/25/2015)
  • Jay Brunner is the recipient of a $179,713 grant for the USDA/FAS/TASC (8/28/2015)
  • Brandon Hopkins is the recipient of a $12,000 grant from USDA/APHIS (9/1/2015)
  • John Stark is the recipient of a $52,070 grant from WA DOH/EPA (8/31/2015)
  • Doug Walsh is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from DOW (9/8/2015)

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

 

Rich Zack was selected to serve on the WSU Presidential Search Committee. 

 

Important Entomology Travel Awards Application DeadlineOctober 1 is the deadline for this fall’s endowment-funded travel award applications.  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. Generally, 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.

Travel scholarship applications must have the below three components:

1)      A 500 word (or less) essay from the student concisely explaining why they deserve the award. For Travel Award consideration, 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?).  Are there 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 form of travel award funding should be justified.  For Research Award consideration, In the case of the Deck research fellowship, the student should describe specifically what component the funds will add to their research program. In the case of the Hargarth “Paper of the Year” award, the student should provide a narrative of why the work is an important contribution to the literature.

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.

Your applications must be emailed to Adam (adam.williams@wsu.edu) before the October 1 deadline.

The Student Awards Committee, Vince H, Rich, and Paul

 

The BGSA is hosting a free, open-house, science education event in Abelson Hall on the WSU campus on Saturday, September 26th from 10 AM to 1 PM. We’ll be providing tours of the Conner Museum and the Botanical Greenhouse as well as showcasing kid-friendly activities in microscopy, plant anatomy, animal behavior, microbial life, games, crafts, and more! The event has a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1110335258994169/).   Please contact Sarah Wanamaker (sarah.wanamaker@wsu.edu) with any questions.

 

Our next Entomology Department Colloquium will be on Wednesday Sept. 30. The presenter will be Dr. Seemay Chou, Postdoctoral Fellow in Microbiology with the Mougous Lab at the University of Washington.  The topic of her presentation is: Insect Physiology and Adaptation.   For more info about Dr. Chou go to:  http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Seemay_Chou, https://www.linkedin.com/pub/seemay-chou/12/a8/4b3. Colloquium presentations are each Wednesday at noon in FSHN 354 and the AMS dial # is 5709215.

 

The Entomological Society of America has put forward their request for student volunteers for the ESA national meeting in Minneapolis in November.  If a student volunteers for 6 hours they get $195 off their registration fee for the meeting. Info on how to volunteer can be viewed at http://www.entsoc.org/entomology2015/volunteer.  This program fills up quickly, so if students are interested they need to volunteer ASAP.

 

 

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

 

Everyone is invited to the 16th Annual BioResearch Product Faire coming to Washington State University,

On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 10:00 am   2:30 pm at the Compton Union, 2nd Floor Jr. Ballroom. They give away lots of free stuff (included is a lunch buffet).

 

Nominate faculty for Provost’s Leadership Academy:  The nomination period is now open for this year’s edition of the Provosts’ Leadership Academy (PLA). The PLA is an opportunity for Deans and Chancellors to recognize early and mid-career faculty who show promise as leaders and positive role models in their colleges or campuses. The PLA provides these faculty with a semester long training program that develops self-awareness, confidence and leadership skills, expands their networks within the University, brings them in touch with University leaders and builds knowledge of the University and its challenges.  Ninety of our faculty have participated in the first four cohorts of the PLA, and the reviews of the program have been very positive. For more information on the program, visit the website.  Please email nominations, or questions about the program, to Jerman Rose at rosej@wsu.edu by Friday, October 16. Thank you for your support of this important professional development program.

 

Call for Proposals for CAHNRS Undergraduate Internships for Spring and Summer 2016:   CAHNRS Academic Programs, the Agricultural Research Center, and Extension have pooled funding resources to create opportunities for CAHNRS undergraduate students to have an immersion-based teaching, research or extension internship experience with CAHNRS faculty located at the Pullman, Spokane, Vancouver, or Tri-Cities campus, at a Research and Extension (R&E) Center, or in a County Extension Office during the spring or summer of 2016. The goal of this program is to support students in gaining research or extension experience by having access to, and guidance from, a CAHNRS faculty mentor. This is an outstanding opportunity for students from communities in close proximity to one of the branch campuses, an R&E Center, or a WSU Extension office to become involved in research or extension activities, especially while living at home during the summer. Internships can also be executed on the Pullman, Spokane, Vancouver, or Tri-Cities campus during the semester. The college will provide up to $2500 in the spring or summer to each selected faculty mentor in partial support of these internship experiences. Summer interns will also receive additional funding for internship credits: $500 per credit, up to 3 credits, with CAHNRS reimbursing the student through their my.WSU tuition account. Faculty desiring to mentor interns are required to submit a compelling internship title and experience description that includes overall project objectives that the internship will be associated with as well as specific contributions to be made by the intern and the skills and experiences/proficiencies to be acquired by the intern.  How should the proposal be formatted? This semester, to ensure consistency, please complete the attached CAHNRS Internship Proposal Application, for examples please see the CAHNRS Internship Faculty Proposals page.  See the attachments for complete details and the proposal application.    

 

Call for 3rd Quarter 2015 Lobbying Activity Report:  Quarterly lobbying reports must be filed online by October 9, 2015, covering WSU employee activities between July 1, 2015, and September 30, 2015. For your convenience, you can report your lobbying activities through an online submission form found at governmentrelations.wsu.edu/Lobbying.html. The reports will be reviewed and forwarded to the state Public Disclosure Commission and proper federal agencies. Note that you do not need to file a ‘no activity’ report online if you did not lobby this quarter. Not every meeting, event, and interaction you have with elected officials is considered lobbying. Visit our lobbying page for points of clarification on what you should and should not necessarily report. In the future, to help you facilitate interaction with elected officials, it is best that WSU employees consult with Government Relations staff in advance of any lobbying activity to ensure that we send a coordinated message from our institution. Meetings of this nature can be multi-layered and touch many parts of the WSU community; therefore communicating with Government Relations can provide for a more organized legislative outcome. Additionally, Annie and Michele on our Government Relations staff are available to help you determine appropriate and legal ways to communicate with public officials and external stakeholders on political issues: Federal Relations  Michele McCarver: 509-335-5756;  State Relations  Annie Manning: 360-534-2332.  Thank you for taking the time to ensure that we give an accurate report of time and money spent on lobbying.   Colleen Kerr, VP for External Affairs and Government Relations

 

 

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Assistant Professor, Insect Pollination & Apiculture, Auburn Univ. Auburn AL.
  2. Assistant Professor of Biology (Entomology), Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA
  3. Assistant Professor (Parasitologist) Georgia Southern Univ., Statesboro, GA
  4. Field Crop Entomologist/Assistant Prof, Plant Sci, South Dakota Univ., Brookings, SD
  5. Assistant Professor:  Fruit Arthropod Pest Mgt, Entomology Dept., Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA
  6. Research Ecologist/Forester, USDA Forest Service., Davis, CA
  7. Research Entomologist/Geneticist, USDA/ARS, Newark, DE

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IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

 

Registration is now open for the Fall Pullman Graduate Grant Writing Workshop on Saturday, October 3rd from 9:00-5:00PM. Registration fees are due by September 25th before 3:00PM. Anybody interested in applying to one of the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowships should sign up for the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowship Workshop on Saturday, September 12th from 9:00-1:00PM. Contact Hannah.merley@wsu.edu with any questions.

 

Alix Whitener’s PhD Preliminary Exam is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13th at 9:00 AM in FSHN 164 (Entomology Conference Room).  The AMS dial # is:  5701602.

 

The Entomological Society of Washington (D.C.) student competition is for papers through the period of July 2015 through July 2016.  The recipient of the award will be notified by Sept. 30, 2016 by Committee Chair Robert Kula (Robert.Kula@ars.usda.gov).  For more info on the competition go to:  http://www.entsocwash.org/pdf/ESW_Student_Award.pdf.  For more info on the Entomological Society of Washington (D.C.) go to:  http://entsocwash.org/.

 

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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

SciTechDaily                      http://scitechdaily.com/tag/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

September 14, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS SEPTEMBER 14-18, 2015

If any of you have news to share or have upcoming events please send by Thursday noon to dory.lohrey-birch@wsu.edu.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Alix Whitener’s PhD Preliminary Exam is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13th at 9:00 AM in FSHN 164 (Entomology Conference Room).  The AMS dial # is:  5701602.

 

Our next Entomology Department Colloquium will be on Wednesday Sept. 23. The presenter will be Dr. Anthony Zera, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska.  The title of his presentation is: Functional Genomics of Dispersal Polymorphism in a Wing Dimorphic Cricket:  Morph-Specific Circadian and Non-Circadian Patterns of Gene Expression.  For more info about Dr. Zera, go to: http://biosci.unl.edu/anthony-zera.  Seminars are each Wednesday at noon in FSHN 354 and the AMS dial # is 5709215.

 

We are doing something new this semester by having a monthly (no host) Lunch and Learn.  The first one will be at noon on Friday, Sept 25 in rm. 354.  Mike Mizoguchi, from AMS will be coming to giving us an overview of our newly updated AMS system.  He will teach us how to get the most of our system so we can use it more effectively and with fewer problems.  All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.  Future sessions will feature presenters from the WSU Library system and OGRD.  Let Dory know if there is there something you would like to learn about and we’ll find a resource person to come and present to us.

 

The Entomological Society of America has put forward the request for student volunteers for the ESA national meeting in Minneapolis in November.  If a student volunteers for 6 hrs they get $195 off their registration fee for the meeting. Info on how to volunteer can be viewed at http://www.entsoc.org/entomology2015/volunteer

This program fills up quickly, so if students are interested they need to volunteer now.

 

Last Date of Attendance required for ‘F’ Grades, effective Fall 2015:  At the Faculty Senate meeting on April 16, 2015, the senate approved a new grade type which is required to support the federal reporting needs for financial aid and for Veterans benefits. This new grade type – the Z grade – is to be used only for students who discontinue their participation in a course. The Z grade allows instructors to enter a last date of attendance. Student Financial Services and Veterans Affairs will then use this information to comply with federal regulations. The approved addition to Rule 90 is as follows: 90l. Z. (Failure due to discontinued attendance without withdrawal.) The Z grade is an internal grade indicating that a student earned a failing grade and discontinued all participation in a course without formally withdrawing from the course. It appears and functions as an F rather than as a Z on the transcript. An instructor entering a Z grade must enter the last date of attendance for each Z grade submitted. If the last day of attendance is not available, the date of the last exam or assignment recorded must be submitted instead. Note that the Z grade will appear and function as an F on the transcript. Note, too, that the Z grade will only be required for Final Grades. See the attached screen shots of how the Z grade will appear to an instructor in the Final Grade Roster and the complete rationale presented to the Faculty Senate.

 

Funding Opportunity: 

The Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR) Biologically-Intensive Agriculture and Organic Farming (BIOAg) program is soliciting grant proposals.  Please view the whole RFP HERE <http://csanr.wsu.edu/csanr-grants/bioag-grant-program/>. Proposals are being accepted for project grants, outreach/extension curriculum grants, and planning grants.  Applications will be accepted by electronic submission. The goal of this proposal solicitation is to engage a broad, interdisciplinary spectrum of WSU faculty in projects that further the development, understanding, and use of biologically intensive and/or organic principles, practices, and technologies to improve the sustainability of agriculture and food systems in Washington State.  In addition, BIOAg funding is used to meet three objectives: to stimulate new research initiatives, to augment critical gaps in existing areas of knowledge, and to move existing, game-changing research out into the real world. Please view RFP<http://csanr.wsu.edu/csanr-grants/bioag-grant-program/> for deadlines, additional information, instructions and application forms.

 

The new WSU CAHNRS Plant Phenomics Center is now available to CAHNRS researchers.  The new facility is for high-throughput phenotyping and characterization of plants. They can assist in the data analysis and interpretation to help you understand the large amount of data these methods can generate.  For more information and to schedule an experiment using the instrumentation of the Phenomics Center go to:  http://phenomics.cahnrs.wsu.edu or contact Magnus Wood at by email or phone (335-4888). See attached flyer.

 

Former Students:

WSU Entomology MS graduate Judy Wu (MS 2010) recently completed her PhD program at the Univ. of Minnesota at the and is on to her job as the new pollinator health assistant professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that she will  start Oct 1.

 

Matthew Smart (MS 2010) (and husband of Judy Wu) was featured in a Minnesota Public Radio program titled:  Bees feel the Squeeze as a Cropland Consumes Habitat.  Matt  completed his PhD program last February at the Univ. of Minnesota.  He is employed with the U.S. Geological Survey in Minnesota.  Both Matt and Judy were advised by Steve Sheppard.  To read the article go to:

http://find.publicradio.org/search?q=Bees+Feel+the+Squeeze&site=mpr&proxystylesheet=mpr&client=mpr&output=xml_no_dtd&filter=p&numgm=5.

 

EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Assistant Professor, Insect Pollination & Apiculture, Auburn Univ. Auburn AL.
  2. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Blue Orchard Bee Management, USDA/ARS Logan, UT
  3. Assistant Professor of Biology (Entomology), Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA
  4. Assistant Professor (Parasitologist) Georgia Southern Univ., Statesboro, GA
  5. Field Crop Entomologist/Asst Prof, Plant Sci, South Dakota Univ., Brookings, SD
  6. Assistant Professor:  Fruit Arthropod Pest Mgt, Entomology Dept., Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA
  7. Research Ecologist/Forester, USDA Forest Service., Davis, CA

 

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IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

 

Registration is now open for the Fall Pullman Graduate Grant Writing Workshop on Saturday, October 3rd from 9:00-5:00PM. Registration fees are due by September 25th before 3:00PM. Anybody interested in applying to one of the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowships should sign up for the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowship Workshop on Saturday, September 12th from 9:00-1:00PM. Contact Hannah.merley@wsu.edu with any questions.

September 8, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS SEPTEMBER 8-11, 2015

If any of you have news to share or have upcoming events please send by Thursday noon to dory.lohrey-birch@wsu.edu.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 is the last day that a student may drop a course without penalty.  Drops will result in the course being removed from the student’s transcript. To drop a course, students will go to myWSU, select Student Center, click on Enroll, then choose the Drop tab.

Then they will take the following steps:

  • Select the class by clicking on the box to the left of the course and click “Drop Selected Classes.”
  • Click “Finish Dropping” to process request.
  • View the results of request. A green check mark under the status indicates success.

The drop will show throughout myWSU immediately, in real time. Notes:

  • Some holds will prevent a student from dropping a class, but not all do. Select the details link to see what impact the hold has, and what action is needed. Students must contact the appropriate office to release the hold.
  • International Programs – Global Services located in Bryan Hall 108 must approve class drops for International Students.
  • After Tuesday, September 22, 2015 course withdrawals cost $5.00 each and are recorded on the student’s transcript as W’s.
  • After Tuesday, September 22, 2015 course withdrawals do not reduce tuition charges or the total official hours of enrollment.

 

For students wanting to graduate this semester please note that application for degree form and fee of $50. must be submitted by October 9th to avoid the late fee of $50 or $75 depending on when you file your form.  The last day to schedule an exam for Fall 2015 graduation is November 11th and the final day to do the final exam is November 25th  (see the attachment for more details).  Keep in mind that a draft copy of your thesis/dissertation must accompany your scheduling form for formatting review and that the scheduling form must be submitted at least 10 days prior to your exam date.

 

Faculty Senate hosts meetings on annual review proposal

The Faculty Senate and the Office of the Provost are jointly sponsoring two town hall meetings about the proposed revision to faculty Annual Review under consideration by the Faculty Senate.

Both meetings will be held on the Pullman campus, CUE 518, from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10 and Tuesday, Sept. 15. They will include AMS feed for the urban campuses, and they will also be streamed and recorded. The purpose of these meetings is to clarify how annual review will change if the proposal under review is passed by the Senate and approved by the Regents. The meetings are not a venue for comment on the merits of the proposal. Comments for or against the proposal should be directed to your senator, who will vote on the proposal. Review the proposal on the Faculty Senate home page.  The meetings will begin with a brief review of the proposal by Judi McDonald, chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee and then move on to clarifying questions to Interim co-Provost Ron Mittelhammer, and Robert Rosenman, co-chair of the Provost’s Task Force on Annual Review.

In advance of the town hall, questions may be emailed to Sheila Converse, Executive Secretary of the Faculty Senate, at sconverse@wsu.edu. There will also be time for questions at the meetings.

 

Our next Entomology Department Colloquium will be on Wednesday Sept. 16. The presenter will be Dr. Krisztian Magori, Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA.  His talk is titled: Disease Ecology and Blood Feeding Arthropods.  For more info about Dr. Magori go to:  http://kmagori.weebly.com/.    Seminars are each Wednesday at noon in FSHN 354 and the AMS dial # is 5709215.

 

 

EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Assistant Prof-Row Crop/Hort Crops, Univ. of Florida, Jay, FL
  2. Postdoc/Ag Entomology & Ecoinformatics, UC-Davis, Davis, CA
  3. Entomologist, US Dept. of State, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
  4. AgCenter Research Associate, Louisiana St. Univ., Baton Rouge/Pineville, LA

 

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IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

 

Registration is now open for the Fall Pullman Graduate Grant Writing Workshop on Saturday, October 3rd from 9:00-5:00PM. Registration fees are due by September 25th before 3:00PM. Anybody interested in applying to one of the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowships should sign up for the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowship Workshop on Saturday, September 12th from 9:00-1:00PM. Contact Hannah.merley@wsu.edu with any questions.

 

August 31, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS AUGUST 31-September 4, 2015

If any of you have news to share or have upcoming events please send by Thursday noon to dory.lohrey-birch@wsu.edu.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Steve Sheppard was on National Public Radio segment of Here and Now, on Aug. 24th. The title of the segment is” Scientists Look to Mushrooms for Honeybee Health.  To hear the segment go to:

http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/08/24/mushrooms-honeybee-health.  There is also a 5 minute video on the same page that goes into more depth.  The video is titled:  Could the Mushroom Save the Honeybee?

 

We are also planning a Welcome Back BBQ at Sunnyside Park on Friday Sept. 11 at 5:00 PM at Sunnyside Park.  Watch for emails with info.

 

CAHNRS Fall Festival is on this coming Thursday, Sept. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. on Spillman Plaza (next to Hulbert and Clark Halls). We have created what we hope is a “bigger and even better” event intended to bring the CAHNRS community together to celebrate the beginning of the academic year.  Free food, games, club displays and three $500 scholarships for grad students and $500 scholarship for undergrads.

 

Our next Entomology Department Colloquium will be on Wednesday Sept. 16. The presenter will be  Dr. Krisztian Magori, Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA.  His talk is titled: Disease Ecology and Blood Feeding Arthropods.  For more info about Dr. Magori go to:  http://kmagori.weebly.com/.    Seminars are each Wednesday at noon in FSHN 354 and the AMS dial # is 5709215.

 

The Graduate School is very pleased to announce scholarships available for graduate students for spring and fall 2016. Students must be nominated by the Dean of the college and meet the eligibility requirements of the scholarship for which they are nominated. Some scholarships include awards to several students, and range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year.  Information can be found at http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/.  Scholarships will be awarded on the strength of the required documentation, including areas such as leadership skills, research, quality of a master’s thesis, GPA and scholarly activities. Students may request nomination for any of the scholarships. See the attachment for further criteria for each scholarship.

 

The Entomological Society of Washington, DC (ESW) is pleased to announce the Society’s Student Award competition. The recipient will be selected based on the highest quality, most impactful student-authored article published in Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. The Proceedings is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes the results of entomological and acarological research in the areas of systematics, taxonomy, morphology, natural history, ecology, behavior, biodiversity, and conservation. Please visit the ESW website (http://www.entsocwash.org) for details on the award, Proceedings, and ESW. The recipient will receive life membership in the ESW (currently valued at $600) and a $400 cash award. The recipient will also receive up to $800 to travel to Washington, DC to present at an Entomological Society of Washington meeting or up to $500 for travel to present at a meeting of his/her choice. The recipient

will be reimbursed the cost of publishing his/her article in the Proceedings. For more detailed see the ESW attachment. Questions concerning the award should be directed to Robert Kula, Program Chair for the ESW (Robert.Kula@ars.usda.gov).

 

EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

 

  1. Assistant/Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, Weslaco, TX
  2. Extension Agent-Integrated Pest Management, Texas A&M Hillsboro, TX
  3. Entomology Research Assistant II, Texas A&M, Kingsville, TX
  4. Supervisory Plant Path/Plant Physiol/Hort/Geneticist, USDA ARS, Riverside CA
  5. Interdisciplinary Planning Specialist, USDA/Forest Service, Alaska
  6. Postdoc Assoc (Bacterial Symbosis)-Entomology, Coll. Of Agriculture, Ithaca, NY
  7. Professor and Head, Dept of Entomology, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

 

 

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IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

 

Registration is now open for the Fall Pullman Graduate Grant Writing Workshop on Saturday, October 3rd from 9:00-5:00PM. Registration fees are due by September 25th before 3:00PM. Anybody interested in applying to one of the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowships should sign up for the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowship Workshop on Saturday, September 12th from 9:00-1:00PM. Contact Hannah.merley@wsu.edu with any questions.

August 24, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS AUGUST 24-28, 2015

If any of you have news to share or have upcoming events please send by Thursday noon to dory.lohrey-birch@wsu.edu.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Thank you to everyone who participated during the fire drill.  Our building had one of the best times on campus.

 

This is a reminder that the website is still open for graduate students on assistantships to sign up for payroll deduction of their residual tuition and mandatory fees for the fall, for the spring, or for both semesters before September 7th.

  1. To sign up: Logon to MyWSU with network ID and password
  2. Click on Main Menu at the top left of the page.
  3. Click on HR, Payroll & Benefits
  4. Click on Payroll Information (Note: the Payroll Information choice is only available to them if they are set up as an employee in the system.  Please make sure they are set up.)
  5. The Graduate Deduction should be available. Select and click to proceed.

 

 

We are planning our New Student Orientation for Friday September 4th at 12:00 PM.  It will be in the Entomology conference room (164).  All new students need to attend.  Faculty, staff and current students should attend to introduce yourself and welcome our new students.  The Grad School has made some changes to their policies and procedures so it would be beneficial for all current students to attend so they are up-to-date.

 

We are also planning a Welcome Back BBQ at Sunnyside Park on Friday Sept. 11.  More details to come.

 

Our first seminar this semester will be on Wednesday Sept. 2 and will be given by Dr. Mark Fisher, visiting from WSU-Vancouver.  His talk is titled:  “The roles of genetic diversity and SinV-2 viral infection in fitness of the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta“. If you are interested in meeting with him during his stay, please contact Amy Worthington (amy.worthington@wsu.edu) with the times that you are available during his schedule which is attached.  Seminars are each Wednesday at noon in FSHN 354 and the AMS dial # is 5709215.    

 

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department August 2015 grant awardees:

  • Betsy Beers is the recipient of a $10,000 Grant from the Oregon State Cherry Commission (8/12/2015)
  • Carol Black is the recipient of  $137,095 grant from The Coeur d’Alene Tribal Services (8/25/2015)
  • John Stark is the recipient of a $105,297 grant from the Russell Family Foundation/Greater Tacoma Comm. (8/11/2015)
  • Doug Walsh is the recipient of a $34,000  grant from the WA Alfalfa Seed Commission (8/5/2014)

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

 

From CougSync Connect: Campus & Community Involvement Fair will be on Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Library Road outside of Bryan Hall, Student Involvement and the Center for Civic Engagement will host a joint involvement fair to promote the wide variety of ways students can get involved on campus and in the community. This action-packed event is a great way to learn how you can get involved in local organizations and student groups, enjoy some free food and entertainment, and complete an on-campus service project. Visit cce.wsu.edu to learn more about this event. We hope to see you at CougSync Connect!

 

Faculty – Changes to Access Center testing procedures

The new testing changes simplify and streamline previous procedures.  If you should have questions or concerns please contact the Access Center Proctoring Office at access

  • Online Exam Request form
    Eligible students with exams to be proctored at the Access Center will submit an Online Exam Request Form, for each exam, no less than seven days before the in-class exam.  Once submitted, the form generates email notifications to the instructor and the Access Center of student intent to complete the exam at the Access Center. If instructor will be proctoring the student’s exam or within their department then no Online Exam Request Form is needed. Please note:  Instructors proctoring their own exam(s) for eligible students must provide all testing accommodations listed on the Accommodation Form.  Contact the Access Center for additional information or assistance, if needed.
  • Alternate Exam Date/Time Approval Form
    All students are expected to begin their exams at the same time as the in-class exam.  However, there will be exceptions. In these situations the student will meet with instructor to obtain signed approval on the Alternate Exam Date/Time Approval Form. A receipt will be emailed to the instructor once the student has returned the form to the Access Center.
  • Faculty Proctoring Instruction Form
    A new Faculty Proctoring Instruction Form is available at https://accesscenter.wsu.edu on the right-hand side of the page under “Quick Links”. A Proctoring Instruction Form needs to accompany all exams sent or delivered to the Access Center.
  • Completed Exam Return Option
    The option to have completed exams scanned then emailed to instructors has been reinstated.  This completed exam return option has no page limit and does not exclude final exams. If you would like the Proctoring Office to password protect the scanned exam document before it is emailed please contact Teresa Davi, Alternative Testing Services Coordinator at access.testing@wsu.edu.

 

 

EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Postdoctoral Position (Vector-Parasite Ecology), Penn State, St. College, PA
  2. Assistant Professor – Aquatic Toxicology, WSU-Puyallup, Puyallup,WA
  3. Research Support/Associate, Trop Agr & Hum Res, Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  4. Wildlife Biologist, US Dept of Interior, National Park Service, Homestead, FL
  5. Research Project Assistsant, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ
  6. Extension Program Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife, Rosenberg, TX

 

 

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IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

 

2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

 

Registration is now open for the Fall Pullman Graduate Grant Writing Workshop on Saturday, October 3rd from 9:00-5:00PM. Registration fees are due by September 25th before 3:00PM. Anybody interested in applying to one of the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowships should sign up for the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowship Workshop on Saturday, September 12th from 9:00-1:00PM. Contact Hannah.merley@wsu.edu with any questions.

 

CAHNRS Fall Festival is on Sept. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. on Spillman Plaza (next to Hulbert and Clark Halls). We have created what we hope is a “bigger and even better” event intended to bring the CAHNRS community together to celebrate the beginning of the academic year.  There will be 6 $500 scholarships for Undergrads (3) and  Grad Students (3) who participate in the Q&A game, free bbq and ice cream, and CAHNRS student organization displays.

 

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WSU Students: New email policy at WSU this Fall: All official WSU email communication must be sent to students’ WSU email address beginning August 24th. All students should check their WSU email often for news and updates from the University. Emails have changed from first.lastname@email.wsu.edu to NIDusername@wsu.edu. For any questions about the new changes contact CougTech at 509-335-4357 or cougtech.wsu.edu.

August 3, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS AUGUST 3-14, 2015

If any of you have news to share or have upcoming events please send by Thursday noon to dory.lohrey-birch@wsu.edu.

As we did last summer the Entomology News will be going out every two weeks.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Graduate Student Tuition Payroll Deduction Plan:  Tuition & fees are due by the 1st day of classes, August 24, 2015. Take advantage of the easy payment plan and have your tuition and other fees deducted by Payroll Services for a nominal fee of $8.00.  Submit an online Graduate Payroll Deduction Authorization in myWSU (ZZusis) between 7/20/15 and 9/7/15. Follow procedures at this link: http://www.wsu.edu/payroll/stntpay/gradenroll.htm.   The deadline to authorize payroll deduction is Sept. 7, 2015.  Unpaid account balances will begin accruing late fees on Sept. 8th.  See the attached flyers for more information. 

 

Congratulations to Ivan Milosavljevic who successfully passed his PhD exam on July 31, 2015.  Ivan was advised by Dave Crowder.

 

Help needed for lab course Entomology 103 this fall semester.  Dr. Zack needs help with this a one hour lab only course that will be taught in conjunction with Entomology 101.  At this time we have nine lab sections but only 2 teaching assistants.  He is hoping that we can find a few volunteers that would be willing to teach one of the lab sections a few hours each week.  It is a pretty simple course, and should be fun.  If you are looking for some student-contact teaching, please contact Dr. Zack (zack@wsu.edu 335-3394) as soon as possible.  The two primary teaching assistants for the course are Robert Zinna and Jennifer Finitzer so you might talk to them if you have an interest.

 

New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/1681-2/.  Use this link to see the flyer http://gradschool.wsu.edu/documents/2015/04/2015-orientation-flyer.pdf

 

We are planning our New Student Orientation on Friday August 28th at 11:00 AM in the Entomology conference room (164).  All new students need to attend.  Faculty, staff and current students should attend to introduce yourself and welcome our new students.  The Grad School has made some changes to their policies and procedures so it would be beneficial for all current students to attend so they are up-to-date.

 

The Graduate School is very pleased to announce scholarships available for graduate students for spring and fall 2016. Students must be nominated by the Dean of the college and meet the eligibility requirements of the scholarship for which they are nominated. Some scholarships include awards to several students, and range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year.  Information can be found at http://gradschool.wsu.edu/Scholarships-2016/.
Scholarships will be awarded on the strength of the required documentation, including areas such as leadership skills, research, quality of a master’s thesis, GPA and scholarly activities. Students may request nomination for any of the scholarships. We will send reminders as the nomination date nears, but in the meantime, please visit the scholarship website and begin making plans to nominate your students.

Effective this fall:  All official WSU email communication must be sent to students’ WSU email address, beginning on August 24 (the first day of fall 2015 classes). In myWSU (formerly zzusis), all students’ preferred email will be the WSU email (@wsu.edu). It is important to remind students to check their WSU email often for news and updates regarding enrollment, registration, financial aid, housing, and other University information.  Please note the changes in login procedures and the enhanced technology features added over the summer:

  • Students’ Office 365 email login has changed from first.lastname @.email.wsu.edu to NIDusername @.wsu.edu.
    – The word “email” has been dropped from the login.
    – Students’ email login is now the same as their login to myWSU.
  • Microsoft Office is available to enrolled students at no additional cost. They can download up to five copies at Office365.wsu.edu.

For assistance accessing WSU email or more information about Office365, please contact CougTech at 509–335–4357 or visit cougtech.wsu.edu.  See attached for more information.

 

The Office of Research is continuing to encourage feedback, input, and seek broader institutional support for the recommendations from the 120–Day Research Study, including its five Grand Challenges. The 19 major recommendations from the 120–Day Research Study, which incorporate these Grand Challenges, create the framework for the WSU research agenda over the next five years.  On September 2, in the CUB Junior Ballroom West (CUB 212), an all–campus reception will be held from 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm. From 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, the second of several town hall–styled meetings will provide opportunity for face–to–face discussions and input about the WSU Grand Challenges. The Office of the Provost, the Office of Research, and the Faculty Senate are co–sponsoring the town hall meetings.  Input from the first town hall meeting on July 1 and comments received online are currently being incorporated into the 120–Day Research Study, with Version 1.0 accessible via MyResearch.  Please RSVP by emailing or.120daystudy@wsu.edu. Town halls on the urban campuses will be arranged separately in the weeks ahead.  Please join us and encourage as many faculty, staff, and students who are available on September 2 to attend the second town hall meeting, and/or comment on the 120–Day Study online. Thank you for your engagement and support as we seek ongoing input and feedback.
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact:

  • Christopher J. Keane, VP of Research, Professor of Physics, WSU Office of Research, 509-335-3574, chris.keane@wsu.edu
  • Dan Nordquist, AVP/Director, Office of Research/Office of Grant and Research Development, 509-335-7717, nordquist@wsu.edu
  • Richard Zack, Professor of Entomology, WSU Faculty Senate Chair, 509-335-3394, zack@wsu.edu

 

The CAHNRS Web Service Center is piloting fee-based webinar hosting and support services featuring GoToWebinar, to be offered in addition to Computing and Web Resources’ current Adobe Connect meeting/webinar services.  The GoToWebinar service available through the Web Service Center will include:

  • Set up of the webinar and a registration page
  • Set up of  webinar emails (advertising announcements before, and follow-up contact after)
  • Posting of final versions of any polls and survey questions before the webinar
  • Launching of poll(s) for clients
  • Live day-of-webinar support by a service center staffer for help with technical issues and questions
  • Posting of an announcement of the event to a new “Webinars and Trainings” page for WSU Extension, and posting of the recorded webinar to the CAHNRS YouTube channel
  • Delivery of GoToWebinar-generated reports to client

(Note: Services will not include building a PowerPoint presentation or writing content for marketing materials and emails.)

GoToWebinar Details:

  • GoToWebinar handles up to 100 attendees
  • 1-Hour Webinar comes with 30 minutes of set up (scheduling, email host and attendees webinar links to client, input poll, and survey questions)
  • The service center can only host one webinar at a given time. We will post scheduled webinars on a public calendar
  • Attendees can join a webinar by using either computer audio or telephone connections
  • Note: Telephone attendees will incur long distance charges
  • GoToWebinar can record both computer audio and telephone connections
  • Presenters share their own computer screen to display their PowerPoint presentation

Fee: $75 per scheduled webinar hour.  An additional $25 fee will be charged for webinars taking place on weekends.  To request this webinar service, go to: http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/communications/web-services/webinar-request-form/.  Please check our online calendar before requesting your webinar: http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/communications/events/.  For more information, contact the CAHNRS Web Service Center by email: web.service.center@wsu.edu<mailto:web.service.center@wsu.edu>, or phone (509) 335-9844.

Don Pierce, Web Development, CAHNRS Communications, dwpierce@wsu.edu<mailto:dwpierce@wsu.edu>

(509) 335-8292

 

Reasonable accommodation syllabus statement

Notifying students with disabilities about reasonable accommodations is an important part of WSU’s compliance with the ADA. Please include the following statement in your syllabus:

Pullman Campus Syllabus Statement: Reasonable accommodations are available for students with a documented disability. If you have a disability and need accommodations to fully participate in this class, please visit the Access Center to schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor. All accommodations MUST be approved through the Access Center. Location: Washington Building 217; Phone: 509-335-3417.

WSU Global Campus Syllabus Statement: Reasonable accommodations are available in online classes for students with a documented disability. All accommodations must be approved through your WSU Disability Services office. If you have a disability and need accommodations, we recommend you begin the process as soon as possible.  For more information contact a Disability Specialist at 509-335-3417 http://AccessCenter.wsu.edu, Access.Center@wsu.edu

Please make sure that this statement is on all of your course syllabi.  DLB

 

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

 

  1. Director of Research-Insects, Aspire Co., Austin TX
  2. Entomology Unit Head, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  3. Assistant Curator, Texas A & M Univ., Insect Collection, College Station, TX
  4. Assistant Professor – Insect Pollination & Apiculture, Auburn Univ., Auburn, AL
  5. Extension Agent – IPM, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Hillsboro, TX
  6. Insect Toxicologist, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE
  7. Assistant Professor, Integrative Arthropod Biology, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD
  8. Postdoc Res. Assoc., Department of Entomology, Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS
  9. Postdoc Research Entomologist, USDA/ARS, Parlier, CA

 

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IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

 

New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/1681-2/.  Use this link to see the flyer http://gradschool.wsu.edu/documents/2015/04/2015-orientation-flyer.pdf

 

Celebrating the Life of Elson S. Floyd, PhD

Please join us in celebrating the life and legacy of one of Washington State’s greatest leaders for higher education and a nationally respected voice for higher education access and affordability, the late Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd.  The service will begin at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015, in Beasley Coliseum on WSU’s Pullman campus.

 

2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

July 20, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS July 20-July 31, 2015

If any of you have news to share or have upcoming events please send by Thursday noon to dory.lohrey-birch@wsu.edu.

As we did last summer the Entomology News will be going out every two weeks.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Reminder:  The  Entomology Annual Meeting will be August  13 – 14, 2015 in Leavenworth, WA.

 

New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/1681-2/.  Use this link to see the flyer http://gradschool.wsu.edu/documents/2015/04/2015-orientation-flyer.pdf

 

We are planning on having our New Student Orientation on Friday August 28th at 11:00 AM in the Entomology conference room (164).  All new students need to attend.  Faculty, staff and current students should attend to introduce yourself and welcome our new students.  The Grad School has made some changes to their policy and procedures so it would be beneficial for all current students to attend so they are up-to-date.

 

Congratulations to Elizabeth D’Auria who successfully passed her MS final exam on Monday, July 27th.  Elizabeth was advised by David Crowder.

 

Ivan Milosavljevic’s PhD seminar and defense is set for Friday, July 31, 2015.  The seminar will be at 9:00 AM followed by the defense at 10:00 AM.  A copy of his thesis is available on the Entomology SharePoint page and a hard copy is available in the Entomology Office.  The AMS dial in # is 5703127

 

The Grad School is in the midst of processing assistantships paperwork for the Fall 2015 semester.  This means that all graduate students need to be enrolled in the required 10 WSU credits before your paperwork can be approved.  Please register for classes as soon as possible so your paperwork can be processed and so you can get paid without any delay.  If you have not done so already, let Dory know where you will be housed for the fall ’15 semester. We need to let Student Accounts know not to charge the non-Pullman students the misc fees.

 

Applications are being sought for the 2014 Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Awards. Researchers or educators involved with urban pest management problems that occur in the PNW are invited to apply.  Research may be conducted outside the Northwest if it involves pest that also occur in the Northwest, like bedbugs. Proposals will be accepted until August 3, 2015 and sent to Walter S. Sheppard at shepp@wsu.edu.  Applicants will be notified of the selection committee choice by October 1, 2015.  See attached for more info.

 

Kim Kidwell has been named as the Acting Dean in the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at WSU has been named Acting Dean. Doctor Kim Kidwell replaces Doctor Ron Mittelhammer who moved into the Provost’s office Friday. Mittelhammer has been named one of the Interim Co-Provosts. The shuffling is an effort to fill WSU leadership posts following the death of President Elson Floyd last month. Doctor Kidwell has previous experience leading CAHNRS as she filled in for Mittelhammer during an illness last winter. – See more at: http://www.pullmanradio.com/interim-cahnrs-dean-at-wsu-announced/#sthash.tBZeQCfI.dpuf

 

Goodbye ZZusis –  Hello my.wsu
Washington State University’s online information portal, which provides a wide array of electronic systems and services to students and staff, will be renamed “myWSU” effective Aug. 3.  The renaming of the portal, which was previously called “zzusis,” will have no effect on the systems and services provided through the portal, which will be accessed at my.wsu.edu. Those logging in to the previous zzusis.wsu.edu domain will automatically be redirected to “myWSU,” without interruption. Users will continue to log into the myWSU portal using their existing WSU network ID and password.   All WSU colleges and departments currently referencing “zzusis” in materials, publications, or on their website are expected to update those references to myWSU by the end of the year. An online toolbox has been set up at brand.wsu.edu/mywsu as a resource to provide graphics and other information useful in editing information and materials referencing the myWSU portal.  The renaming effort was first proposed by the late WSU President Elson S. Floyd, who expressed concerns that the name “zzusis,”which was used originally to describe the WSU student information system, had evolved in recent years to describe not only the student information system, but the entire online portal, including zzusis and the other services accessed through it. A committee co-chaired by Brant Schroeder and Robert Strenge, has been working with WSU employees in departments all across the university since earlier this year to help identify instances where existing references to “zzusis” in online and printed university communications will need to be changed to “myWSU.”  Schroeder said the committee has also been working with ASWSU and other student groups in planning for the name change.  Schroeder said WSU managers who have not yet been contacted by members of the transition committee, are encouraged to contact one of the two committee co-chairs with questions or concerns.  Schroeder can be reached at 509-335-0985 or at brant@wsu.edu. Strenge can be reached at 509-335-3583 or at rstrenge@wsu.edu.

 

 

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

 

  1. Area Rice Advisor, UC-Davis Ag Div., Sutter County, CA
  2. Entomology Assay Biologist, AgBiome, Research Triangle Park, NC
  3. Taxonomist, APHIS, Fort Collins, CO
  4. Biological Science Lab Tech, USDA/ARS, Princess Anne, MD
  5. Postdoctoral position, UC-Davis, Davis CA

 

 

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IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

 

New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/1681-2/.  Use this link to see the flyer http://gradschool.wsu.edu/documents/2015/04/2015-orientation-flyer.pdf

 

The  Entomology Annual Meeting will be August  13 – 14, 2015 in Leavenworth, WA.

 

Celebrating the Life of Elson S. Floyd, PhD

Please join us in celebrating the life and legacy of one of Washington State’s greatest leaders for higher education and a nationally respected voice for higher education access and affordability, the late Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd.  The service will begin at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015, in Beasley Coliseum on WSU’s Pullman campus.

 

2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

July 6, 2015

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS July 6-July 17, 2015

If any of you have news to share or have upcoming events please send by Thursday noon to dory.lohrey-birch@wsu.edu.

As we did last summer the Entomology News will be going out every two weeks.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Katie Buckley’s PhD seminar and defense on Monday July 20, 2015.  Her seminar will be at 12:00 PM in FSHN 354 and the exam will immediately follow in FSHN  164.  A copy of her thesis is available on the Entomology SharePoint page and a hard copy is available in the Entomology Office. The AMS dial in # is:   5709860

 

Elizabeth D’Auria’s  MS seminar and final  exam is set for  Monday, July 27, 2015. Her seminar will be at 10:00 AM in FSHN 354 and the exam will immediately follow in FSHN  164.  A copy of her thesis is availabale on the Entomology SharePoint page and a hard copy is available in the Entomology Office. The AMS dial in # is:   5709862

 

Ivan Milosavljevic’s PhD seminar and final exam is set for Friday, July 31, 2015.  Confirmed time and thesis to come soon

 

Attention Students

The Grad School is in the midst of processing assistantships paperwork for the Fall 2015 semester.  This means that all graduate students need to be enrolled in the required 10 credits before your paperwork can be approved.  Please register for classes as soon as possible so your paperwork can be processed and so you can get paid without any delay.  If you have not done so already, let Dory know where you will be housed for the Fall ’15 semester. We need to let Student Accounts know not to charge the non-Pullman students the misc fees.

 

Graduate Student Tuition Payroll Deduction Plan:

Tuition & fees are due by the 1st day of classes, August 24, 2015. Take advantage of the easy payment plan and have your tuition and other fees deducted by Payroll Services for a nominal fee of $8.00.  Submit an online Graduate Payroll Deduction Authorization in zzusis between 7/20/15 and 9/7/15. Follow procedures at this link: http://www.wsu.edu/payroll/stntpay/gradenroll.htm.   The deadline to authorize payroll deduction is Sept. 7, 2015.  Unpaid account balances will begin accruing late fees on Sept. 8th.  See the attached flyers for more information.

 

The School of Biological Sciences is seeking graduate students interested in teaching some of their introductory biology labs this fall.  Send your CV to Kara D. McClanahan, Instructional Support Supervisor, School of Biological Sciences. karamac@wsu.edu. 509-335-3516.

 

New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/1681-2/.  Use this link to see the flyer http://gradschool.wsu.edu/documents/2015/04/2015-orientation-flyer.pdf

 

 

WSU has launched its major revision to the Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Education web site. All of the existing URLs you may have still connect to the correct pages. The older URL – http://pep.wsu.edu still works so you do not have to update your links; however, the new website is pep.cw.wsu.edu – if you notice in the URL line on your browser. One issue that was Carrie found is that the old PEP web site may be in your browser memory; thus, you will need to refresh the pep.wsu.edu address to access the new site. Ashley Hayes, our recently hired Event Coordinator, is our web master.  If you find any issues, please contact her at ashley.e.hayes@wsu.edu or email pest@wsu.edu. The dates for the 2015-2016 training season are on the new web site (calendar) and we will be launching access to the course registration system July 15 through 31 for WWA, with IPM Workshops available this week and the other courses by the end of the month.

 

Interim President to host open Forum July 22:

Washington State University interim President Dan Bernardo will host the second open forum for faculty and staff on the Pullman campus on Wednesday, July 22, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the CUB Jr. Ballroom. The WSU Board of Regents named Bernardo interim president on Tuesday. He has served as acting president since the time of President Floyd’s death June 20. Bernardo has been WSU’s provost and executive vice president since May 2014. “I want to make sure faculty and staff have an opportunity to have any questions they may have about how we are moving forward answered,” Bernardo said. “It is critical that we keep the lines of communication open in the coming months, and this is a first step in making that happen.” The open forums will provide opportunities for the WSU community to inquire about the hiring process for WSU’s next president, and ongoing initiatives such as the new medical school, the Grand Challenges research initiative, WSU’s potential partnership with Bellevue College, and implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan. WSU faculty and staff are invited to listen, and ask questions. Similar sessions will be held at WSU’s urban campuses at Vancouver, Tri Cities and Spokane later this summer.

 

Celebrating the Life of Elson S. Floyd, PhD

Please join us in celebrating the life and legacy of one of Washington State’s greatest leaders for higher education and a nationally respected voice for higher education access and affordability, the late Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd.  The service will begin at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015, in Beasley Coliseum on WSU’s Pullman campus.

 

The deadline for faculty to request Regalia (at no charge) for Convocation is Monday, July 20. Please visit http://convocation.wsu.edu/for-faculty/ for information.  Convocation is Friday, August 22, at 10 a.m. in Beasley Coliseum. One representative from each academic department is asked to attend.

 

Rich Zack was featured in an article in the July 8th Daily Evergreen about the M.T. James Museum.  The article is attached.

 

Angel gets reprieve for one more semester

WSU has extended the life of the Angel LMS for an extra semester at no additional cost to WSU. This change was the result of faculty seeking more time to prepare courses in the new Blackboard Learn platform. Angel, due to go off-line in August, will now be available until Dec. 30, and both Angel and Blackboard Learn will be available for Fall 2015. Please note that the December date is final. All Angel courses must be migrated to Blackboard by Dec. 30. To help with the switchover, the Global Campus is offering a full range of personal help. You can:

  • Have one of our experts come to your office
  • Drop by our open lab
  • Attend a workshop
  • Get answers by email or through our chat box

To access any of these resources, visit lmstransition.wsu.edu. To access your new Blackboard course spaces, go to learn.wsu.edu and log in with your WSU NID and password. And, if you have any questions, send us a note at migrationhelp@wsu.edu.

 

The James Entomological Museum is on a YouTube video that was a featured item on the WSU Linkedin and Google Plus pages.  The video showcases the museum and identifying pesky insects. To see the video go to: https://www.linkedin.com/company/washington-state-university  or

https://plus.google.com/103184134798160862810/posts

 

 

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Postdoctoral Researcher, Bt Toxin Eng., Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  2. Regional Urban Entomologist, Steritech, Chicago, IL
  3. Research Scholar, NC State Univ., Raleigh, NC
  4. National Program Leader for Entomology & Pathology Res, Forest Entomology,  USDA Albuquerque, NM
  5. Entomology Research Assistants 1 and 2; Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX
  6. Farmworker Education Specialist, WSDA Yakima & Wenatchee, WA

 

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IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

 

Students intending to do their final exams during the summer should be aware of these important deadlines:

Application for degree must be submitted by May 29, 2015.

Final Exam Scheduling form must be submitted by July 17, 2015

The last day to conduct final exams is July 31, 2015

 

The Entomology Annual Meeting will be August 13 – 14, 2015 in Leavenworth, WA.

 

2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: http://ice2016orlando.org/

May 26, 2015

 

 

ENTOMOLOGY NEWS May 26-June 5, 2015

If any of you have news to share or have upcoming events please send by Thursday noon to dory.lohrey-birch@wsu.edu.

As we did last summer the Entomology News will be going out every two weeks.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Congratulations to Samantha Whiteside who got a job with the Allen Institute of Brain Science in Seattle, WA.

 

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

Betsy Beers was awarded a $16,000 grant from Nichino America (5/8/15)

Vince Jones was awarded a $78,000 grant from the Washington Tree Fruit Commission (4/27/15)

Laura Lavine who was awarded a $200,000 grant from NSF/IOS (5/21/15)

Steve Sheppard was awarded a$140,000 grant from COSTCO (5/14/15)

John Stark was awarded $5,000 grant from the Greater Tacoma Commission (5/12/15)

Doug Walsh was awarded grants of $6,794 & $8,253 from the Washington Mint Commission (5/14/15)

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

 

Assistant Research Professor Candidate Interview on Friday, June 12, 2015:

Dr. Fang “Rose” Zhu

  1. Student/Staff/Open Lunch with Candidate (Lunch Provided)        12:00 – 1:00 PM

(FSHN 164 & AMS Upon Request)

  1. Dr. Fang “Rose” Zhu’s will be giving a seminar titled: Deciphering the molecular basis of pesticide resistance to support smarter pest control, in FSHN T101 at 1:00-2:30 PM.  The AMS dial # is 5709308

Please contact Adam Williams (adam.williams@wsu.edu) if you would like to schedule a separate time, as available, with the candidate.

 

EGSA message from Robbie Zinna: 

FIRST– We have an event in Pomeroy on Tuesday the 16th. This event will require a bit of driving (2 hrs from Pullman), but you will be paid for the driving, given free food, and you can even stay in a cabin if you want. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO GO TO THIS EVENT, EMAIL ME ASAP WITH A YES OR A NO response. Even if you are OUT OF TOWN in a field site. I need a head count.

SECOND– We have an event the same week on Thursday the 18th. This takes place in the evening, in Moscow, so there is no compensation or anything for mileage and probably not any food. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO GO TO THIS EVENT EMAIL ME ASAP WITH A YES OR NO RESPONSE. Even if you are out of town in a field site or extension center.

Once again- I need two “yes or no” answers from everybody.

“Can you go to an event in Pomeroy, WA on Tuesday June 16th, all day, yes or no?”

“Can you go to an event in Moscow, ID, on Thursday June 18th, in the evening, yes or no”

Respond to Robbie by the end of the day at:  robert.zinna@wsu.edu

 

USDA Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory Summer 2015 Seminar Series

Potato metabolites: Role in human nutrition and plant disease

Presented by:  Roy Navarre, Research Geneticist

Wednesday, June 17th, Noon, at the USDA/YARL facility in the large conference room

For more info call:  (509) 454-6550

If you would like an AMS connection let Dory know by next Wednesday, June 17th.

 

Rich Zack was interviewed by Inland 360 for a June 3, 2015, article titled:  Summer dare: Eat a bug and floss your teeth with the legs.  To read the article go to:  http://inland360.com/top-headlines/2015/06/eat-a-bug-and-floss-your-teeth-with-the-legs/

 

Important information about Alcohol Stores requisitions:

Reminder: University Stores is going to convert all Alcohol Stores accounts over to our regular University Stores accounts. Since the state of Washington relinquished control over the sale of alcohol, it is no longer necessary for us to have separate requisition accounts for alcohol. Starting June 1st, the requisition accounts that you are currently using for alcohol will be deleted. You will then be able to use your University Stores requisitions for alcohol purchases. If you would like a separate requisition set up so your department can track your alcohol purchases, contact Carrie Johnson c.johnson@wsu.edu 335-3781 and she will create that requisition for you. Or you can put your alcohol purchases on to any of your existing University Stores requisitions, it is your choice.

 

Summer Graduate Proposal Writing Series

DATES: June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29

TIME: 1-4pm

LOCATION: TBD

SIGN-UP: http://www.ogrd.wsu.edu/workshops.asp#404

The Summer Graduate Proposal Writing Series will relay the same information normally disseminated during the OGRD’s once-a-semester Graduate Grant Writing Series. Specifically, it will cover searching for and identifying funding opportunities, contacting sponsors, developing a fundable idea, proposal organization and writing style, and the review process. The writing series will also provide students with a chance to receive in-person advice and editing support for their current proposal projects.

The first hour and a half of each session will cover the topic of the day and give graduate students a chance to practice what they learn. The second hour and a half will be spent working on individual proposal projects. Students do not have to be currently working on a proposal to register for and attend the writing series.

As this is the pilot session of the Summer Graduate Proposal Writing Series, it will be offered free-of-charge to all interested graduate students, with extra incentives for students to stay and help evaluate the program. Specifically, students who attend at least three complete sessions will receive all of the slides from the once-a-semester Graduate Grant Writing Workshops free of charge. All attendees will also receive a packet of handouts from the workshop. Refreshments will be provided at each session.

Students who are experienced proposal writers are also encouraged to attend and to help evaluate the program. The structure of the program will give them will plenty of opportunities to share their knowledge with others, and the atmosphere of social facilitation will provide motivation to work on their current projects.

June 24 Finding Funding Opportunities and Creating Timelines

  • Types of funding opportunities and opportunity timeline creation
  • 30 minutes of searching and timeline creation
  • Writing and Editing Help

July 1 The Request for Proposal and the Program Director

  • The Request for Proposal and contacting the sponsor
  • 30 minutes to review the RFP and program director contact
  • Writing and Editing Help

July 8 Idea Development and Creating a Review Network

  • How to determine whether your idea has been funded
  • 30 minutes searching for previously funded ideas and putting together a review network
  • 15 minutes writing and 15 minutes reviewing
  • Writing and Editing Help

July 15 Proposal Writing Style

  • Proposal writing style basics
  • Special tips and tricks
  • Writing exercises- 2 sentence challenge
  • Writing and Editing Help

July 22 Proposal Organization

  • Major parts of the proposal- executive summary, narrative, other proposal components
  • Stephen Russell GWSW books
  • Writing and Editing Help

July 29 The Agency Review Process

  • Understanding and writing to your reviewers
  • 30 minutes to research the agency review process
  • Writing and Editing Help

 

This year’s Beekeeping Workshops are scheduled for July 10-12, 2015.

The Beekeeping Short Course will begin with registration and social on Friday July 10th.  The next day’s events will start at 8:00 AM.  The course will cover bee biology, pest/disease identification, colony management, honey bee IPM, and gloveless beekeeping. The format is a combination of instruction and hands on demonstration. Bring a bee veil, comfortable protective clothing, and lots of questions. Instructors are Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab. graduate students.  Registration fees $125 Click here for a registration form.

Sunday, July 12, 2015 will be the Queen Rearing workshop.   This workshop emphasize hands on instruction in queen rearing methods, with lecture and demonstrations. Students will be involved in various steps including: setting up cell builders, grafting, and establishing mating nuclei. Both queen right and queen-less systems will be demonstrated. Participants should bring a bee veil and comfortable protective clothing. Instructors are Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab. graduate students. Registration fees $175 Click here for a registration form.

For additional information go to:  http://entomology.wsu.edu/blog/event/specialized-beekeeping-courses/

 

 

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EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Postdoc Research Assoc., Entomology/Insect Ecology, Montana St. Univ., Conrad, MT
  2. Area Citrus Advisor, UC Ag & Natural Resources, UC-Davis, Davis CA
  3. Insectary Production Assistant, ARBICO Organics, Tucson, AZ
  4. Research Entomologist/Research Chemist, USDA/ARS, Gainesville, FL
  5. Postdoc Res Associate/Entomology & Plant Pathology, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  6. Assistant Prof of Entomology-Arthropod Systematics & Biodiversity, Texas A&M, College Station, TX
  7. Assistant Extension Professor of Entomology, Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY  40598
  8. Research Assistant Prof in Entomology, Tuskegee Univ., Tuskegee, AL
  9. Assistant Professor of Pollinator Health, Dept. of Entomology, Pennsylvania  State Univ., University Park, PA

 

 

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IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

Students intending to do their final exams during the summer should be aware of these important deadlines:

Application for degree must be submitted by May 29, 2015.

Final Exam Scheduling form must be submitted by July 17, 2015

The last day to conduct final exams is July 31, 2015

 

New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/1681-2/.  Use this link to see the flyer http://gradschool.wsu.edu/documents/2015/04/2015-orientation-flyer.pdf

 

The Entomology Annual Meeting will be August 13 – 14, 2015 in Leavenworth, WA.