2017 Newsletter Archive

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.

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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.

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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
***** 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

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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
***** 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

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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. ***** 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
***** 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

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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. ***** 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.       *****   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  

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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. ***** 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     ***** 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.

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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.

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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

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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  

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October 6, 2017

The next speaker for the Fall 2017 Entomology Colloquium will be Dr. Doug Walsh, WSU Entomology faculty member located at the WSU Prosser Research & Extension Center. The title of his presentation is "Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management on Alfalfa Produced for Seed.”  This presentation will be at 2:10 PM on Monday, October 9, in FSHN 354. The AMS dial-in number is 4806116. For more information about Dr. Walsh go to:  http://entomology.wsu.edu/directory/faculty/douglas-b-walsh/  and dancingCAHNRS presents Swing Dance for Hunger on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 9:00 PM-12:00 AM at the Moscow Moose Lodge (210 N. Main Street in Moscow).  Cost is $5.00 per entry with all proceeds going to Palouse Cares.  Join us for a night of dancing for a good cause!  No experience needed!! 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.

  • Lauren Diepenbrock
o        October 11th at 11:15 AM
  • Tobin Northfield
o        October 18th at 11:15 AM
  • Ikkei Shikano
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 link will be sent separately.  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 5 PM 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/   HEALTH & SAFETY:   The WSU Office of Emergency Management will be conducting the fall semester test of the WSUAlert system October 12 at 12:05 p.m. Faculty, staff and students associated with the Pullman campus who have signed up for emergency notifications will receive text messages, phone calls,and emails which will be clearly identified as a test. This test will also include the campus outdoor warning sirens and computer pop-up alerts. Washington State University places the safety and security of its students, employees, and visitors as its highest priority. WSU has developed the WSUAlert System to disseminate official information via email, text messages, telephone, loudspeakers, Alert Website, and other means to notify the campus population of emergencies or threatening situations. This can include inclement weather, violent actions, and gas leaks. When such events occur, WSU will activate appropriate components of the system to alert people that they should be Aware of the situation, Assess their individual circumstances, and Act to take appropriate safety precautions. WSU encourages students, faculty and staff to be personally aware of developing incidents, assessing each emergency individually, and taking actions to ensure the safety of all. All WSU students, staff and faculty can subscribe to WSUAlerts. Visit myWSU to register/update your emergency contact information. See alert.wsu.edu for more information.     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.   The CAHNRS Operations team has renewed our college-level safety committee to provide additional opportunity for communication for safety issues and support the University’s safety initiative.  College-level safety committee members act as points of contact for anyone within the college to bring forward their questions or concerns about safety. Additionally, the goals for this year’s committee will be developing and reviewing college-level safety projects such as creating a CAHNRS Accident Prevention Plan, updating the college by-laws and safety committee guidelines, and assisting with gathering and compiling information on department and unit safety committees. The following CAHNRS employees are currently serving on the college-level safety committee representing various departments by functional type.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to them about safety issues or concerns.  You may also contact cahnrs.safety@wsu.edu or 509-335-9825 to reach the CAHNRS Operations team.  Elizabeth Willems is the Food/Chem/Animal representative that Entomology falls under.  She can be reached at 335-1476 or by email at elizabeth.willems@wsu.edu.  She also represents Animal Sciences, Biological Systems Eng, Entomology, Inst. of Biological Chem, School of the Environ, School of Food Science and the WSU Creamery.  For more info go to: https://operations.cahnrs.wsu.edu/safety/.       ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.  
  1. Department Head, Plant, Soils & Entomological Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  2. Research Entomologist, Harris County, Houston, TX
  3. Assistant Professor Oregon St. University, Ontario, OR
  4. Research Assistant, Dept of Entomology, North Carolina St. Univ, Raleigh, NC
  5. Assistant Professor, Dept of Entomology, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD
  6. Research Analyst, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ
  7. Assistant Scientist II – Lab Mgr., Iowa St. Univ., Ames, AI
  8. Extension Educator 2 (Master Gardner & Master Watershed Coordinator, Penn St. Univ. Montgomery Co. PA
  ***** 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-beyond.  Please 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.  

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September 29, 2017

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Brandon Hopkins and Walter Sheppard are the recipients of a $13,000 grant from USDA/APHIS/Plant Quarantine to conduct Honey Bee surveys (9/26/2017).
  • Doug Walsh is the recipient of a: $35,000 grant from the National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance for work on Integrated Pest Management and Pollinator Protection on Alfalfa Produced for Seed (9/22/2017); $13,963 from the Western Alfalfa See Growers to work on Alfalfa Seed IPM (09/22/2017); $7,000 from the Washington Hop Commission for Hop Entomology Research (9/13, 2017); and $13,200 from UC-Davis IR-4 to study the Magnitude of Pesticide Residue Trials (9/12/2017).
For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx   owen2010The next speaker at the Fall 2017 Entomology Colloquium will be Dr. Jeb Owen, faculty member in the WSU Entomology Department.  The title of his presentation is " You're a Meatsack and It's Okay: Lessons from Parasite Immunology and Art.”  This presentation will be at 2:10 PM on Monday, October 2, in FSHN 354. The AMS dial-in number is 4806116. For more information about Dr. Owen go to: http://entomology.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/OwenCV-2010.pdf    http://entomology.wsu.edu/blog/2011/06/20/owen/   CAHNRS Career & Internship Networking Night is on Monday, October 2, from 5-7 p.m. in Ensminger Pavilion. There will be over 30 companies participate and over 150 students participated in 2016.  This exciting networking opportunity provides students the opportunity to meet with organizations one-on-one to talk about internships and careers in agricultural, economic, and natural resource sciences.  If you’re interested in more information about the event or would like to learn more about the companies attending, please visit: http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/ctll/2017/08/networking-night-student/   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). Below are active links that hold the current agenda and candidate materials.
  • Lauren Diepenbrock
o        October 11th
  • Tobin Northfield
o        October 18th
  • Ikkei Shikano
o        October 25th 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 link will be sent separately.   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.   Wednesday, October 4 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM you will have an opportunity to have to attend the first Coffee with a Cop event at the McDonald’s at 1620 So. Grand Avenue in Pullman.  This event is brought for you by the Pullman Police Advisory Board.     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.   SciPhD: Path from scientist in academia to impressive & competitive candidate for industry. Unsure how to enter the biotech industry after years of academia? Worried you don’t have the experience that the industry wants? SciPhD is here to help you!  This half-day workshop will show you how to navigate the path from scientist in academia to impressive and competitive candidate for industry!  Learn how to:
  • Market yourself and build your industry identity
  • Translate your academic skills into highly sought-after skills in industry
  • Efficiently extract critical information from job ads to tailor your resume
  • Network effectively to expand your opportunities and make you more
competitive in the job market
  • Much more!!
Don’t miss out on this essential workshop from SciPhD!  Take advantage of this unique face-to-face workshop to learn the critical skills that PhDs need to advance their careers! Date: October 4, 2017     Time: Noon – 5:00PM     Location: CUB Junior Ballroom Lunch is provided.  Seating is limited. Register and RSVP at go.vetmed.wsu.edu/SciPhD   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 CAHNRS Operations team has renewed our college-level safety committee to provide additional opportunity for communication for safety issues and support the University’s safety initiative.  College-level safety committee members act as points of contact for anyone within the college to bring forward their questions or concerns about safety. Additionally, the goals for this year’s committee will be developing and reviewing college-level safety projects such as creating a CAHNRS Accident Prevention Plan, updating the college by-laws and safety committee guidelines, and assisting with gathering and compiling information on department and unit safety committees. The following CAHNRS employees are currently serving on the college-level safety committee representing various departments by functional type.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to them about safety issues or concerns.  You may also contact cahnrs.safety@wsu.edu or 509-335-9825 to reach the CAHNRS Operations team.  Elizabeth Willems is the Food/Chem/Animal representative that Entomology falls under.  She can be reached at 335-1476 or by email at elizabeth.willems@wsu.edu.  She also represents Animal Sciences, Biological Systems Eng, Entomology, Inst. of Biological Chem, School of the Environ, School of Food Science and the WSU Creamery.  For more info go to: https://operations.cahnrs.wsu.edu/safety/.   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/   The Graduate School’s Imagine Beyond Initiative is designed to help prepare our undergraduate students for graduate school. The first workshop is on September 29th. The website is located at https://gradschool.wsu.edu/imagine-beyond.  Please forward to your students who may be interested in graduate school. Thank you!  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.   ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.  
  1. Supervisory Museum Specialist, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC
  2. Biological Science Technician, Dept of the Interior, Arcata, CA
  3. Apiculture Lecture & Distance Education Coordinator, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  4. Assistant Professor (Ecology of Invasive Insects), Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  5. Postdoc Assist. Collections Mgr. in Entomology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, L.A. County Museum
  6. Research Physiologist, Dept of the Navy, Panama City, FL
  7. Postdoc Scholar, Penn State Univ., University Park, PA
  ***** Important Dates and Deadlines:   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/   Tidal Leadership Certificate Training for Working Professionals started on September 5, 2017.  This training, offered through Washington State University’s Center for Transformational Learning & Leadership and the WSU Global Campus, is designed for working professionals who are eager to learn readily-applicable skills for working with diverse personalities, views, and conflict styles while developing personal awareness, courage, and clarity. For more information go to:  https://from.wsu.edu/CAHNRS/2017/tidal/pro/157297-browser.html.     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.

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September 22, 2017

beeThe next speaker in the Fall 2017 Entomology Colloquium will be Dr. James Strange, a Research Entomologist with the USDA at Utah State University in Logan, UT.  The title of his presentation is "Population Genetic Structure in North American Bumble Bee Communities." This presentation will be at 2:10 PM on Monday, September 25, 2017, in FSHN 354. The AMS dial-in number is 4806116. For more information about Dr. Strange go to: https://mpvideo.usu.edu/media/Dr.+James+Strange+-+Swarm+ScienceA+Taking+the+Sting+Out+of+Filming+Bees/0_01msvhv5/21764782http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=48613. If you missed the talk by Dr. Fred Gould you can see it on Youtube at https://youtu.be/isTN8dvODz4   The search for the Associate Vice President of Community, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence and the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs/Student Engagement has begun. These positions will serve as integral roles in shaping the culture of WSU and attending to the needs of the entire Cougar community.  All students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Information regarding current climate initiatives and the Associate Vice President Search committee can be found on the president’s website The Open Session is Monday-Sept 25, 4-5 PM in the CUB Auditorium.  The Student Session is Tuesday-Sept 26 4:15-5:30 PM in Chinook 25.   The Professional Development Initiative PresentsThe Cheeky Scientist SeriesResumes and Transferrable Skills with Dr. Isaiah Hankel, on Wednesday, Sept 27th 1:00-3:00 PM in CUB L60. For more info see the attached flyer or go to:  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/pdi/   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.     There was an Entomology segment on NPRI radio and thought you might be interested. The tagline is definitely inspirational, “Once teased for her love of bugs, 8 year old co-authors scientific paper.”  To read the transcript go to: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/19/551876044/once-teased-for-her-love-of-bugs-8-year-old-co-authors-scientific-paper   The Fed Ex service weather service sent alerts telling us that FedEx is closely monitoring Hurricane Maria, the earthquake in Mexico, as well as other major storms. Contingency plans are in place and, as always, the priorities are the safety and well-being of our team members and minimizing the effects of potential storms on service. FedEx will be prepared to provide service to the best of our ability in areas affected by the storm and as local conditions allow. To help avoid delays, we encourage you to contact your recipients to verify whether their location is open or able to receive deliveries. Note that potential service disruptions may not affect FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, FedEx Office, etc. the same. This may result in different levels of impact as well as cities, states, and ZIP Codes serviced.   The CAHNRS Operations team has renewed our college-level safety committee to provide additional opportunity for communication for safety issues and support the University’s safety initiative.  College-level safety committee members act as points of contact for anyone within the college to bring forward their questions or concerns about safety. Additionally, the goals for this year’s committee will be developing and reviewing college-level safety projects such as creating a CAHNRS Accident Prevention Plan, updating the college by-laws and safety committee guidelines, and assisting with gathering and compiling information on department and unit safety committees. The following CAHNRS employees are currently serving on the college-level safety committee representing various departments by functional type.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to them about safety issues or concerns.  You may also contact cahnrs.safety@wsu.edu or 509-335-9825 to reach the CAHNRS Operations team.  Elizabeth Willems is the Food/Chem/Animal representative that Entomology falls under.  She can be reached at 335-1476 or by email at elizabeth.willems@wsu.edu.  She also represents Animal Sciences, Biological Systems Eng, Entomology, Inst. of Biological Chem, School of the Environ, School of Food Science and the WSU Creamery.  For more info go to: https://operations.cahnrs.wsu.edu/safety/.   WSU Postdoctoral and Research Professional Association - member call out meeting: Hello professional researchers:  Please join us for free pizza, ice-cream and door prizes at the first ever campus-wide meeting of the WSU Postdoctoral and Research Professional Association (WSU-PRPA). This call-for-members meeting will be held in the Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) room 512 on Friday September 29th from noon-2 pm. Previously WSU has only had a postdoc association within the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVMPA), and we are now expanding to become a National Postdoc Association member and official club of WSU that will provide support for non-tenure track post-doctorate researchers across all departments on campus. We welcome all Research Associates, Research Assistant Professors, Clinical Assistant Professors, DVM/PhD, and other research professionals to join our group.  Your participation at this meeting will help us outline the goals for our association, establish membership with our club and the National Postdoc Association, and will help us plan upcoming events and opportunities. With support from the Provost’s Office and Office of Research Assurance, the WSU-PRPA will serve to provide an official support network for research professionals that includes:
  1. Providing training – Grant writing, teaching, interviewing, management, career planning, etc.
  2. Providing opportunities for presenting research and recognition of excellence.
  3. Providing a support network for research or employment-related conflicts and inquiries.
  4. Providing a social network that encourages collaboration and community.
We look forward to meeting you soon! WSU-PRPA Committee: Amanda Brinkworth, Tessa Lord, Amber Hauvermale, Victoria Harcy, Marwa Sanad, and Monica Bando. For more info contact: Amanda Brinkworth, Ph.D,  WSU-PRPA interim president, Postdoc Research Assoc/T32 NIH Trainee, WSU School of Molecular Biosci, College of Veterinary Med   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/   The Graduate School’s Imagine Beyond Initiative is designed to help prepare our undergraduate students for graduate school. The first workshop is on September 29th. The website is located at  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/imagine-beyondPlease forward to your students who may be interested in graduate school. Thank you!  See the attached flyer for more info.     ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.  
  1. Asst Prof & Extension Spec, Univ of Minnesota, Crookston, MN
  2. Fellow Postdoc Entomology, Kansas St. Univ., Manhattan, KS
  3. Extension Program Specialist I, Texas A&M Univ, Fredericksburg, TX
  4. Chief Apiary Inspector, Texas A&M, College Station, TX
  5. Post Doc Oregon St. Univ., Corvallis, OR
  6. Asst Professor-Entomology, Kansas St. Univ., Manhattan, KS
  ***** Important Dates and Deadlines:   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/   Tidal Leadership Certificate Training for Working Professionals started on September 5, 2017.  This training, offered through Washington State University’s Center for Transformational Learning & Leadership and the WSU Global Campus, is designed for working professionals who are eager to learn readily-applicable skills for working with diverse personalities, views, and conflict styles while developing personal awareness, courage, and clarity. For more information go to:  https://from.wsu.edu/CAHNRS/2017/tidal/pro/157297-browser.html.   Nominations for 2017-18 faculty awards are being accepted through September 29th.  See the attached memo for the call and the awards available. Also, please let me know who is being nominated and for what so we can keep an inventory of the submissions to make sure CAHNRS is well represented. Contact Lisa Johnson janowski@wsu.edu if you have questions.   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  

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

Plan to attend the seminar’s given by Dr. Fred Gould on Monday, Sept 18 at 6:00-9:00 PMT at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center (on Main St. in Moscow) and on Tuesday, Sept 19 at 3:30-5:00 PM at the Univ of Idaho MB Pitman Center.  Dr. Gould’s visit is part of the BUGSS (Bi-University Guest Speaker Series) Lecture Series.  If you would like to meet with Dr. Gould contact Laura Lavine (lavine@wsu.edu, 335-7907) to see if there are appointments available.   See the attachments for the event details.  For those of you who cannot attend the talk (flier attached) in person, you can tune in via Zoom on Tuesday, Sep. 19, 3:30 PDT.  Here is the link:  https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/439866126. Or iPhone one-tap : US: +14086380968,,439866126#  or +16468769923,,439866126# Or Telephone? Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location)? US: +1 408 638 0968  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833             Meeting ID: 439 866 12   Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Fang Zhu, Laura Lavine and Doug Walsh received grant funding from Renotech in the amount of $25,210 for Characterizing Molecular Mechanisms of EcoRaider for Pest Control (9/7/2017).
  • Doug Walsh received grant funding of $13,200 from UC-Davis for IR-4 TASC Magnitude of Pesticide Residue Trials (9/12/17); $8,014 from the USDA/ARS for Alfalfa Pollinator Research Initiative (9/8/2017).
For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx   WSU Postdoctoral and Research Professional Association - member call out meeting: Hello professional researchers:  Please join us for free pizza, ice-cream and door prizes at the first ever campus-wide meeting of the WSU Postdoctoral and Research Professional Association (WSU-PRPA). This call-for-members meeting will be held in the Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) room 512 on Friday September 29th from noon-2 pm. Previously WSU has only had a postdoc association within the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVMPA), and we are now expanding to become a National Postdoc Association member and official club of WSU that will provide support for non-tenure track post-doctorate researchers across all departments on campus. We welcome all Research Associates, Research Assistant Professors, Clinical Assistant Professors, DVM/PhD, and other research professionals to join our group.  Your participation at this meeting will help us outline the goals for our association, establish membership with our club and the National Postdoc Association, and will help us plan upcoming events and opportunities. With support from the Provost’s Office and Office of Research Assurance, the WSU-PRPA will serve to provide an official support network for research professionals that includes:
  1. Providing training – Grant writing, teaching, interviewing, management, career planning, etc.
  2. Providing opportunities for presenting research and recognition of excellence.
  3. Providing a support network for research or employment-related conflicts and inquiries.
  4. Providing a social network that encourages collaboration and community.
We look forward to meeting you soon! WSU-PRPA Committee: Amanda Brinkworth, Tessa Lord, Amber Hauvermale, Victoria Harcy, Marwa Sanad, and Monica Bando For more info contact: Amanda Brinkworth, Ph.D, WSU-PRPA interim president   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/   ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.  
  1. AgCenter  Assistant/Associate Professor, Louisiana St. Univ., Baton Rouge, LA
  2. Research Technician, N. Carolina St. Univ., Raleigh, NC
  3. Research Associate, Univ of California-Davis, Davis, CA
  4. Assistant Researcher, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  5. Entomologist, St. of Iowa Talent Gateway, Des Moines, IA
  6. PostDoc Research Associate, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
  7. Dept Chair/Head, Dept of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson Univ., Center TX
  8. Scientist and Advocate-Environmental Health, Ctr for Biological Diversity, Portland, OR
  9. Dept of Head, Horticultural Sciences, North Carolina St. Univ., Raleigh, NC
  10. Extension Program Specialist III – Field Crop Entomology, Iowa St Univ, Ames IA
    ***** Important Dates and Deadlines:   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/   Nominations for 2017-18 faculty awards are being accepted through September 29th.  See the attached memo for the call and the awards available. Also, please let me know who is being nominated and for what so we can keep an inventory of the submissions to make sure CAHNRS is well represented. Contact Lisa Johnson janowski@wsu.edu if you have questions.   Tidal Leadership Certificate Training for Working Professionals started on September 5, 2017.  This training, offered through Washington State University’s Center for Transformational Learning & Leadership and the WSU Global Campus, is designed for working professionals who are eager to learn readily-applicable skills for working with diverse personalities, views, and conflict styles while developing personal awareness, courage, and clarity. For more information go to:  https://from.wsu.edu/CAHNRS/2017/tidal/pro/157297-browser.html.   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

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2017

Entomology Graduate Student Orientation & Training will be Friday, September 15 at starting at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Topics that will be covered include:

  • Physical/Mental 1st Aid (Bogdan Goncharuk, Health & Wellness)
  • Autoclave training (Kelly Turk) and Lab Safety (Tom Ebeling, EHS).
  • Graduate Program Orientation (Mandatory for all new students) Deb Marsh from the Johnson Hall Grad Center (JHGC)
  • Q&A with Faculty Graduate Program Coordinator to address unit operations and lab resources.
All Entomology Graduate Students are strongly encouraged to attend.  Lunch will be provided. For students at the stations, this training is the day after the CAHNRS Fall Festival, so if you are coming to Pullman for that, please plan to stay for this meeting.  If you need AMS, please let Jane know (lawford@wsu.edu).   The next Fall Entomology Colloquium will be on Monday, September 11, 2017 beginning at 2:10 in FSHN 354.  Our speaker will be Daniel Ballhorn of Portland State University.  The title of his presentation is “The effects of microbial plant symbionts on herbivores and higher trophic levels.”  To learn more about Dr. Ballhorn go to: http://www.danielballhorn.com/index.html.  The AMS dial # for this and all colloquium presentations this semester is 5706116.   The Adminstrative Professional Advisory Council is sponsoring Staff Appreciation Week the week of Sept. 11-15, 2017.  There will be workshops by: Lynn Valenter, WSU Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations, “Running Effective Meetings” 10:30-noon, CUB 201 Human Resource Services for a Q&A session 11-1PM Lighty 401 Devon Grant Postdoctoral Research Associate, “Sleep, It Matters” 12:10-12:50, Terrell 42 Dr. Tom Tripp, Professor of Management, “4 Myths of office Conflict,” 12:10-12:50 in Terrell 24 Dr. Noel Schulz, “Mapping Your Own Professional Development” Noon-1:00 PM FSHN T101 See the attachment for or more information. Staff can get a 20% discount off at the Bookie, Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, Sept 12, from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Lighty 401 Hallway, and discounts are area businesses.   Plan to attend the CAHNRS Fall Festival on Thursday Sept. 14, from 4-6:00 PM at the Spillman Plaza between Johnson Hall and Hullbert Hall.  There will be free food, games and other fun things to do.  There will also be an opportunity to win a CAHNRS scholarship.  This free event is sponsored by the Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership.  See the attached flyer for more info.   Tidal Leadership Certificate Training for Working Professionals started on September 5, 2017.  This training, offered through Washington State University’s Center for Transformational Learning & Leadership and the WSU Global Campus, is designed for working professionals who are eager to learn readily-applicable skills for working with diverse personalities, views, and conflict styles while developing personal awareness, courage, and clarity. For more information go to:  https://from.wsu.edu/CAHNRS/2017/tidal/pro/157297-browser.html.   We are excited to announce Fred Gould’s visit to the Palouse. The WSU Dept of Entomology and the Agricultural Research Center are co-hosting with the University of Idaho. You can learn more about Fred here. https://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/Gould the draft itinerary is attached.   WSU has Fred on Monday morning, September 18. I would like for you to indicate what times you are available, I will find a conference room and have small groups meet with Fred all morning. This should maximize our ability to have the most folks from WSU meet with him. Please do not invite someone else to join you. This is an invitation only morning set of meetings. You can see from the schedule that there are other opportunities to interact with Fred on a more informal basis. If you cannot meet with him but have a suggestion for another faculty member, please email me (do not reply to all) and I will coordinate. The sooner I hear from you the more likely it is you will get your preferred time. I hope you will be able to attend the GMO event and the seminar as well! Laura Lavine lavine@wsu.edu, 335-7907.   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/   ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions. Post-Doctoral Researcher, Wichita St. Univ., Wichita, KS Assistant Specialist, Univ of Riverside, Riverside, CA Extension Vegetable Specialist, Dept of Ag, Health & Nat Res, Univ of Connecticut Assist Professor/Insect Vector Biologist/Insect Physiologist, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison, WI     ***** Important Dates and Deadlines:   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 next Fall Entomology Colloquium will be on Monday, September 11, 2017 beginning at 2:10 in FSHN 354.  Our speaker will be Daniel Ballhorn of Portland State University.  The title of his presentation is “The effects of microbial plant symbionts on herbivores and higher trophic levels.”  To learn more about Dr. Ballhorn go to: http://www.danielballhorn.com/index.html.  The AMS dial # for this and all colloquium presentations this semester is 5706116.    Nominations for 2017-18 faculty awards are being accepted through September 29th.  See the attached memo for the call and the awards available. Also, please let me know who is being nominated and for what so we can keep an inventory of the submissions to make sure CAHNRS is well represented. Contact Lisa Johnson janowski@wsu.edu if you have questions.   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

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

John Stark was one of the subjects featured in a Fall 2017 Washington State Magazine article titled “Streaming Solutions.” To read the article go to:  https://magazine.wsu.edu/2017/08/07/streaming-solutions/   Our very own Rachel Olsen was featured in a Sept 1, 2017, Daily Evergreen article about her adventures as a member of the “Palouse River Rollers” roller derby team. Attached is a copy of the article.  Bonnie Jean Ohler (MS 2010 advised by Zack and Landolt) is also a roller derby enthusiast who is a member of the Madison, WI, “Dairyland Dolls.”  Bonnie and her team are participating in a tournament in Seattle this week-end.  Bonnie is a currently a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in the Christelle Guedot Lab.   The GPSA is offering several events this semester as part of the Professional Development InitiativeDr. Laura Lavine is facilitating the first event on September 7, 2017, at 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM at the CUB L60 (Butch’s Den).  The title of her presentation is Working Together in Teams.  See the attachment for more information and at https://gradschool.wsu.edu/pdi/event/working-effectively-teams/.   The next Fall Entomology Colloquium will be on Monday, September 11, 2017 beginning at 2:10 in FSHN 354.  Our speaker will be Daniel Ballhorn of Portland State University.  The title of his presentation is “The effects of microbial plant symbionts on herbivores and higher trophic levels.”  To learn more about Dr. Ballhorn go to: http://www.danielballhorn.com/index.html.  The AMS dial # for this and all colloquium presentations this semester is 5706116.  Due to the Labor Day Holiday there will be no presentation September 4th.   Entomology Graduate Student Orientation & Training will be Friday, September 15 at starting at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Topics that will be covered include:

  • Physical/Mental 1st Aid (Bogdan Goncharuk, Health & Wellness)
  • Autoclave training (Kelly Turk) and Lab Safety (Tom Ebeling, EHS).
  • Graduate Program Orientation (Mandatory for all new students) Deb Marsh from the Johnson Hall Grad Center (JHGC)
  • Q&A with Faculty Graduate Program Coordinator to address unit operations and lab resources.
Please plan to attend, Lunch will be provided. For students at the stations, this training is the day after the CAHNRS Fall Festival, so if you are coming to Pullman for that, please plan to stay for this meeting.  If you need AMS, please let Jane know (lawford@wsu.edu).   Tidal Leadership Certificate Training for Working Professionals will start on September 5, 2017.  This training, offered through Washington State University’s Center for Transformational Learning & Leadership and the WSU Global Campus, is designed for working professionals who are eager to learn readily-applicable skills for working with diverse personalities, views, and conflict styles while developing personal awareness, courage, and clarity. For more information go to:  https://from.wsu.edu/CAHNRS/2017/tidal/pro/157297-browser.html.   The next Fall Entomology Colloquium will be on Monday, September 11, 2017 beginning at 2:10 in FSHN 354.  Our speaker will be Daniel Ballhorn of Portland State University.  The title of his presentation is “The effects of microbial plant symbionts on herbivores and higher trophic levels.”  To learn more about Dr. Ballhorn go to: http://www.danielballhorn.com/index.html.  The AMS dial # for this and all colloquium presentations this semester is 5706116.  Due to the Labor Day Holiday there will be no presentation September 4th.   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. Read more about the fellowships and register for the workshops:
  • Workshop II: September 13, 2017.  See the attachment for complete details.
  We are excited to announce Fred Gould’s visit to the Palouse. The WSU Dept of Entomology and the Agricultural Research Center are co-hosting with the University of Idaho. You can learn more about Fred here. https://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/Gould the draft itinerary is attached.   WSU has Fred on Monday morning, September 18. I would like for you to indicate what times you are available, I will find a conference room and have small groups meet with Fred all morning. This should maximize our ability to have the most folks from WSU meet with him. Please do not invite someone else to join you. This is an invitation only morning set of meetings. You can see from the schedule that there are other opportunities to interact with Fred on a more informal basis. If you cannot meet with him but have a suggestion for another faculty member, please email me (do not reply to all) and I will coordinate. The sooner I hear from you the more likely it is you will get your preferred time. I hope you will be able to attend the GMO event and the seminar as well! Laura Lavine lavine@wsu.edu, 335-7907.  A copy of the itinerary for Dr. Gould’s visit is attached.       ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions. Asst/Assoc/Full Professor, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Environmental Educator, Chesterfield County, Chesterfield, VA Biotechnologist, USDA Aphis, Riverdale, MD Natural Area Reserves Specialist IV, State of Hawaii Research Specialist, North Dakota St. Univ., Fargo, ND Wildlife Biologist, Dept of Ag., Casper, WY Research Associate, Fixed Term, Michigan St.  Univ., East Lansing, MI   ***** Important Dates and Deadlines:   Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award - July 2017 RFP Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017.   A forum on campus planning and parking will be presented by the Office of the President and the Faculty Senate, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, in FSHN T-101.   Nominations for 2017-18 faculty awards are being accepted through September 29th.  See the attached memo for the call and the awards available. Also, please let me know who is being nominated and for what so we can keep an inventory of the submissions to make sure CAHNRS is well represented. Contact Lisa Johnson janowski@wsu.edu if you have questions.   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 Puyullap at the Allmendinger Center  

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AUGUST 25, 2017

ESA 2017 Awards: We are proud to announce that Betsy Beers is the recipient of the ESA Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management. Carol Ramsay is the awardee of the ESA Distinguished Achievement Award in ExtensionAlix Whitener is the recipient of the Student Activity Award. Congratulations on this important achievement that you will be recognized at the November 2017 ESA Meeting in Denver.  For more info go to http://entsoc.org/esa-names-recipients-2017-professional-and-student-awards?utm_content=buffer81e5b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer . 1 2 3             4The first Fall Entomology Colloquium will be on Monday, August 28, 2017 beginning at 2:10 in FSHN 354.  Our speaker will be Dr. Omar Cornejo, Asst. Professor in the School of Biological Sciences.  The title of his presentation is “A population genetics approach to the study of host and microbe interactions.”  To learn more about Dr. Cornejo go to https://sbs.wsu.edu/faculty/?faculty/162 .  The AMS dial # for this and all colloquium presentations this semester is 5706116.  Due to the Labor Day Holiday there will be no presentation September 4th.   Are you interested in gaining important organizational, teamwork and resource-management skills while sharing your experiences and deepening your understanding of the plant sciences??  Join the organizing committee for the Second Annual DuPont Plant Sciences Symposia at WSU, scheduled for March 30, 2018! This symposia series includes more than 90 events in 40 universities on 5 continents, and has reached more than 15,000 participants since 2008.  DuPont Pioneer provides funding for each of these events but gives graduate students independence to direct the content and organize the symposia.  The day-long events may include presentations by leading plant scientists, student presentations, poster sessions, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities.   If you are interested in being a part of the organizing committee please contact Stephanie Sjoberg (stephanie.sjoberg@wsu.edu) or Bruce Williamson (b.williamsonbenavid@wsu.edu) by Wednesday 8/30/17. Stephanie Sjoberg Email: stephanie.sjoberg@wsu.edu             https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-sjoberg-44725043   Tidal Leadership Certificate Training for Working Professionals will start on September 5, 2017.  This training, offered through Washington State University’s Center for Transformational Learning & Leadership and the WSU Global Campus, is designed for working professionals who are eager to learn readily-applicable skills for working with diverse personalities, views, and conflict styles while developing personal awareness, courage, and clarity. For more information go to:  https://from.wsu.edu/CAHNRS/2017/tidal/pro/157297-browser.html.   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. Read more about the fellowships and register for the workshops:       ·?Workshop II: September 13, 2017.  See the attachment for complete details.   We are excited to announce Fred Gould’s visit to the Palouse. The WSU Dept of Entomology and the Agricultural Research Center are co-hosting with the University of Idaho. You can learn more about Fred here. https://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/Gould the draft itinerary is attached.   WSU has Fred on Monday morning, September 18. I would like for you to indicate what times you are available, I will find a conference room and have small groups meet with Fred all morning. This should maximize our ability to have the most folks from WSU meet with him. Please do not invite someone else to join you, this is an invitation only morning set of meetings. You can see from the schedule that there are other opportunities to interact with Fred on a more informal basis. If you cannot meet with him but have a suggestion for another faculty member, please email me (do not reply to all) and I will coordinate. The sooner I hear from you the more likely it is you will get your preferred time. I hope you will be able to attend the GMO event and the seminar as well! Laura Lavine lavine@wsu.edu, 335-7907.   ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Entomology Dept., Pennsylvania St.  Univ, Univ. Park, PA
  2. Postdoctoral Scholar, Renner Lab, Dept of Entomology, Penn State Univ., Univ. Park, PA
  3. Postdoctoral Ag & Natural Res. Field Specialist/Program Leader, Central St.  Univ, Wilberforce, OH
  4. AgCenter Research Assoc., Louisiana St. Univ., Entomology Dept., Baton Rouge, LA
  5. Assistant Professor, Dept of Biochemistry, NC State Univ., Raleigh, NC
  6. Research Associate (Post Doc), Oregon St., Univ., Corvallis, OR
  7. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Entomology, Snapshire ATS, San Francisco, CA  94118
    ***** Important Dates and Deadlines:   Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award - July 2017 RFP Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017.   A forum on campus planning and parking will be presented by the Office of the President and the Faculty Senate, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, in FSHN T-101.   Nominations for 2017-18 faculty awards are being accepted through September 29th.  See the attached memo for the call and the awards available. Also, please let me know who is being nominated and for what so we can keep an inventory of the submissions to make sure CAHNRS is well represented. Contact Lisa Johnson janowski@wsu.edu if you have questions.   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 Puyullap at the Allmendinger Center    

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AUGUST 18, 2017

BBQ3The Entomology Dept/School of Food Science Back to School BBQ will be on Friday, August 25th, at the Sunnyside Park.  The department is providing pulled pork and chicken and a vegetarian selection along with condiments and drinks.  Please plan to bring a salad, dessert, fruit or veggie try. The sign-up sheet are in the Entomology and Food Science offices.  We will need to have a firm count by Monday, August 21.  If you have any yard games please feel free to bring it.  The park has a playground, disc golf, tennis courts, a small baseball field and a horse shoe pit.  So there will be plenty to do there.   Please save the date for this fall’ s Entomology Colloquium presentations to be held on Mondays at 2:10  PM. Attached is the preliminary schedule of this semester’s speakers.  More details to come.  Dave Crowder is this semester’s organizer.   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. Read more about the fellowships and register for the workshops:

  • Workshop I: August 24, 2017               Workshop II: September 13, 2017
See the attachment for complete details.   Plan to attend the National Lentil Festival on August 18 & 19.  Some of the Events included are: A special area just for kids For more info go to:  http://www.lentilfest.com/ and click on activities.   Retirement celebration for Mary Kate Alexander: Please join us for a reception in Mary Kate Alexander’s honor Thursday, August 24, from noon – 2 p.m. in Hulbert 409. Mary Kate is retiring after 38 years of service to WSU. We look forward to celebrating her career as she moves on to the next chapter of her life which involves a lot of grandkid time. Come by to enjoy some cake and wish her well.   Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award - July 2017 RFP.  Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017.  See attachment for complete details.   Course Announcements A new for Fall 2017 course titled Biotechnology and the Environment.  It is cross-listed as ENTOM 460/ENVR_SCI 460.  It will be taught Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 AM-11:50 AM and is available via AMS.  The instructor is Allan Felsot.  The course number for Pullman students is: 05563.  Sections are available at the WSU Research Centers. See the attachment  for more information.   David Crowder will be teaching STAT 511/AFS 511 Statistical Methods for Graduate Researchers this Fall Semester.  This 4 credit course is will be taught on Tuesday and Thursday at 12-1:15 PM in Johnson Hall C107.  The course # is 09826 for the lecture and 09827 for the Lab that is taught on Wednesday at 8:10-10:00 AM.  See the attachment for more details.  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

The WSU Convocation will be on Friday, August 18th, at 10:00 AM at the Beasley Coliseum.  For more info go to:  http://convocation.wsu.edu/.   All Campus BBQ, Friday, August 18th, beginning at 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM on Cougar Way (by the track facility) across from the Coliseum.   For more info go to:  https://wow.wsu.edu/all-campus-picnic/.   This is a free event, but you will need to have your WSU ID card with you.   The Entomology Dept/School of Food Science Back to School BBQ will be on Friday, August 25th, Sunnyside Park.   There will be a Pesticide Registration Workshop on November 8, 2017 in Puyullap at the Allmendinger CenterSee the attachment for more details.     ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Extension Educator Hort-Veg/Fruit Production, University of Minnesota, Indiana
  2. Associate Manager, Entomology-Urban Entomologist, S.C. Johnson Company, Racine, WI
  3. Research Assistant, Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
  4. Post Doctoral Fellow 2017-2018, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  5. Plant Abiotic Stress Biochemist, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  6. Curatorial Assistant, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
***** Important Dates and Deadlines: The Entomology Dept/School of Food Science Back to School BBQ will be on Friday, August 25th, Sunnyside Park.  Please plan to bring a salad, dessert, fruit or veggie try. The sign-up sheets are will be in the Entomology and Food Science offices.  We will need to have a firm count by Monday August 21.  If you have any yard games please feel free to bring it.  The park has a playground, disc golf, tennis courts, a small baseball field and a horse shoe pit.  So there will be plenty to do there.   Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award -  July 2017 RFP Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017.   A forum on campus planning and parking will be presented by the Office of the President and the Faculty Senate, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, in FSHN T-101.   Nominations for 2017-18 faculty awards are being accepted through September 29th.  See the attached memo for the call and the awards available. Also, please let me know who is being nominated and for what so we can keep an inventory of the submissions to make sure CAHNRS is well represented. Contact Lisa Johnson janowski@wsu.edu if you have questions.   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.  

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AUGUST 11, 2017

Temporary road closures August 12 – Cougar Way will be closed from D Street to Stadium Way and Stadium Way will be closed from Cougar Way to Ferdinand’s Lane.  Parking lots in these areas are also impacted.   Lincoln Way will temporarily be closed for the replacement of steam line.  August 14-18 Heavy Equipment will be excavating and need to close the road, there will be access to all  parking lots from Grimes Way.  Thank you for your patience through this project. If you should have any questions, please call Eric Slocum at 335-9088.   August 16 – Cougar Way will be closed from D Street to Stadium Way.  Parking lots in these areas are also impacted.   All Campus Picnic Volunteers WSU Dining Services is seeking volunteers to help serve at this years’ All Campus Picnic. The picnic is set for August 18 on Cougar Way. Without our volunteers we would not be able to serve over 4900 guests in a couple of hours. Please let Cindy Carlson know if you would be interested in volunteering for any time between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. You can contact Cindy at 335-3506 or cindy_carlson@wsu.edu.    BBQ     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. Read more about the fellowships and register for the workshops:

  • Workshop I: August 24, 2017               Workshop II: September 13, 2017
See the attachment for complete details.   Plan to attend the National Lentil Festival on August 18 & 19 in downtown Pullman.  Some of the Events included are: For more info go to:  http://www.lentilfest.com/ and click on activities.   Course Announcements A new for Fall 2017 course titled Biotechnology and the Environment.  It is cross-listed as ENTOM 460/ENVR_SCI 460.  It will be taught Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 AM-11:50 AM and is available via AMS.  The instructor is Allan Felsot.  The course number for Pullman students is: 05563.  Sections are available at the WSU Research Centers. See the attachment for more information.   David Crowder will be teaching STAT 511/AFS 511 Statistical Methods for Graduate Researchers this Fall Semester.  This 4 credit course is will be taught on Tuesday and Thursday at 12-1:15 PM in Johnson Hall C107.  The course # is 09826 for the lecture and 09827 for the Lab that is taught on Wednesday at 8:10-10:00 AM.  See the attachment for more details.  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  The WSU Convocation will be on Friday, August 18th, at 10:00 AM at the Beasley Coliseum.  For more info go to:  http://convocation.wsu.edu/.   All Campus BBQ, Friday, August 18th, beginning at 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM on Cougar Way (by the track facility) across from the Coliseum.   For more info go to:  https://wow.wsu.edu/all-campus-picnic/.   This is a free event, but you will need to have your WSU ID card with you.   There will be a Pesticide Registration Workshop on November 8, 2017 in Puyallup at the Allmendinger CenterSee the attachment for more details.     ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Ag Program Specialist State Survey, Nebraska St. Government, Lincoln, NE
  2. Supv. CBP Ag Specialist (1st Line), Customs and Border Protection, various locations in the US
  3. National Program Leader for Plant Pathology, USDA-NIFA, Washington, DC
  4. Plant Pathologist/Entomologist, USDA Dept. of Agriculture, Sacramento, CA
  5. Assistant Professor, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC
  6. Postdoc, North Dakota St. Univ, Fargo, ND
  ***** Important Dates and Deadlines: Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award  -  July 2017 RFP Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017. See attachment.   A forum on campus planning and parking will be presented by the Office of the President and the Faculty Senate, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, in FSHN T-101.   Nominations for 2017-18 faculty awards are being accepted through September 29th.  See the attached memo for the call and the awards available. Also, please let me know who is being nominated and for what so we can keep an inventory of the submissions to make sure CAHNRS is well represented. Contact Lisa Johnson janowski@wsu.edu if you have questions.   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.  

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AUGUST 4, 2017

We just received word that our own Carol Black will receive this year’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension from the Entomological Society of America.  Please join us in congratulating Carol for her outstanding work. Recognition of her contribution to the profession reflects well on her abilities and dedication. Of course… it is also represents a win for her team, our department, CAHNRS and Washington State University. She will be presented with her award at the November ESA Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.   In celebration of Howard Hallgarth’s 95th birthday a special one-time only scholarship was made available to Entomology students.  Applicants wrote an essay, a resume and the purpose for which they will use the funds. Join the Entomology Scholarship Committee in congratulating awardees Megan Asche, Eli Bloom, Adekunle Adesanya and Alix Whitener.   LERRYIt is with a heavy heart that we learned of the passing of Dr. Lawrence (Lerry) Lacey, ARS (ret.). Lerry was a great colleague, internationally recognized insect pathologist, and a dear friend. Not only was he a gifted researcher, he was also a veteran of the Vietnam War. Please join us in recognizing the career and accomplishments of Dr. Lacey. Lisa G. Neven, Research Leader, USDA-ARS, Wapato, WA. Dr. Lawrence A. Lacey. September 27, 1946 – July 23, 2017.  Dr. Lawrence A. Lacey was internationally recognized for his work in insect pathology and microbial control of insect pests. He published more than 200 refereed journal articles, reviews, and book chapters in medical and agricultural entomology and insect pathology, and edited or co-edited four books, including the Manual of Techniques in Insect Pathology and the Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology. Dr. Lacey received his master's degree (1975) and Ph.D. (1978) in entomology at the University of California, Riverside. His first professional position was with the National Institute of Amazon Research in Manaus, Brazil. Subsequently, he worked for the USDA Agricultural Research Service, the World Health Organization, and the Vector Biology and Control Project (USAID) in the U.S., Latin America, West Africa, Europe, and several other regions of the world. His research included studies on the biology and microbial control of black flies, mosquitoes, Japanese beetle, whiteflies, and several insect pests of tree fruit and potato. He led the Japanese beetle control project on Terceira Island (Azores, Portugal), and conducted foreign exploration for natural enemies of Bemisia tabaci while based in Montpellier, France. From 1996 to 2010 Dr. Lacey worked at the USDA-ARS laboratory in Wapato, WA, where he implemented a research program in insect pathology for protection of tree fruits and potatoes. Dr. Lacey served as an officer in the Entomological Society of America (ESA) and in the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, and as subject editor, co-editor and editorial board member for ESA journals and for the Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. His honors include his induction as a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America in 2008 as well as an International Honor Award from the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service and a Public Service Award from the University of California, Riverside Alumni Association. Dr. Lacey passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Yakima, WA and is survived by his wife, Cindy, daughter Mariah, and sons Eric and Alex.     BBQ2The Entomology Dept/School of Food Science Back to School BBQ will be on Friday, August 25th, Sunnyside Park.  Please plan to bring a salad, dessert, fruit or veggie try. The sign-up sheet will be in the Entomology and Food Science offices.  We will need to have a firm count by Monday August 21.  If you have any yard games please feel free to bring it.  The park has a playground, disc golf, tennis courts, a small baseball field and a horse shoe pit.  So there will be plenty to do there.   A forum on campus planning and parking will be presented by the Office of the President and the Faculty Senate, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, in FSHN T-101. President Kirk Schulz will host the event and will be joined by Stacy Pearson, vice president for Finance and Administration; Olivia Yang, associate vice president for Facilities Services; and John Shaheen, director of WSU Transportation Services. After brief presentations, the floor will be open for discussion. Faculty and staff are invited to present any concerns or questions about campus planning and parking on the campus. For more information, contact Gayle Anderson, principal assistant for the Administrative Professional Advisory Council and the Faculty Senate, at anderson53@wsu.edu or faculty.senate@wsu.edu, 335-8350     Registration for groups and departments to host tables in the All-Campus Picnic closes on Wednesday, August 9th. The All-Campus Picnic is a hallmark event of the Week of Welcome, with 5,000 students typically participating. This year’s Picnic is on Friday, August 18th at 11:00am-1:30pm on Cougar Way. This a great opportunity for departments and student organizations to share their information with the incoming class of Cougs, so please consider reserving a table if you haven’t yet done so!   The cost per table is $25 for Campus Departments, and $20 for Registered Student Organizations. This may also be a good time to remind any RSOs that you advise to reserve a table now!  You can find the registration form online here: https://wow.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/666/2015/03/allcampuspicnicreservationform-2017.pdf The form must be returned with payment to New Student Programs by Wednesday, August 9th at 5:00pm.  Contact myself or NSP with any questions at orientation@wsu.edu or 509-335-4242. Julia Rosenzweig   Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award -July 2017 RFP Request for proposals: Researchers or educators involved with urban pest management problems which occur in the Pacific Northwest are invited to apply. Research may be conducted outside the Northwest if it involves pests that also occur in the Northwest, like bed bugs. Purpose: This endowment was developed through donations from the Oregon and Washington Pest Management Associations, the Pacific Northwest Pest Management Conference and a variety of pest control industry suppliers. It is intended to support research and extension and/or educational activities relevant to Urban Pest Management issues. Funding: Proposals are welcome from all Urban Pest Management researchers and extension educators, but we do expect the proposed research and training to include pests that are located in the Pacific Northwest. The amount of each grant has not been established, but we are planning for a total amount of up to $30,000 to be made available for this funding period (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018). It is expected that one or more projects will be funded. The selection committee encourages applicants to seek matching funds from supporting agencies, such as the Washington State Commission on Pesticide Registration and the Pacific Northwest Pest Management Conference. Evaluation and Selection Criteria: Research and Extension Proposals addressing all Urban Pest Management issues will be accepted, with priority placed on those addressing pests in the Pacific Northwest such as:

  • Odorous house ants, carpenter ants and other pestiferous ants
  • Bed bugs
  • Subterranean termites, anobiid beetles, and other wood-destroying organisms
  • Yellowjackets and other wasps
  • Arthropod pests of all stored products
  • Mosquitoes and other medically important arthropods
  • Rodents
  • Training workshops or programs for Pest Control technicians
Proposal format: Proposals are limited to 5 pages with 12-point font size and one-inch margins. Applicants should include a two-page vitae as an addendum. Rationale and Significance: Each proposal should contain a detailed description of the pest problem and its impact on the affected industry and/or stakeholders.  Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017.  See attachment for complete details.   Course Announcements A new for Fall 2017 course titled Biotechnology and the Environment.  It is cross-listed as ENTOM 460/ENVR_SCI 460.  It will be taught Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 AM-11:50 AM and is available via AMS.  The instructor is Allan Felsot.  The course number for Pullman students is: 05563.  Sections are available at the WSU Research Centers. See the attached flyer for more information.   David Crowder will be teaching STAT 511/AFS 511 Statistical Methods for Graduate Researchers this Fall Semester.  This 4 credit course is will be taught on Tuesday and Thursday at 12-1:15 PM in Johnson Hall C107.  The course # is 09826 for the lecture and 09827 for the Lab that is taught on Wednesday at 8:10-10:00 AM.  See the attachment for more details.  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  Graduate School Orientation is planned for August 14, 2017 starting at 8:00 AM in the CUB Senior Ballroom.  For more info go to:  https://gradschool.wsu.edu/orientation/.   The WSU Convocation will be on Friday, August 18th, at 10:00 AM at the Beasley Coliseum.  For more info go to:  http://convocation.wsu.edu/.   All Campus BBQ, Friday, August 18th, beginning at 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM on Cougar Way (by the track facility) across from the Coliseum.   For more info go to:  https://wow.wsu.edu/all-campus-picnic/.   This is a free event, but you will need to have your WSU ID card with you.   There will be a Pesticide Registration Workshop on November 8, 2017 in Puyullap at the Allmendinger CenterSee the attachment for more details.     ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Extension Specialist, Pesticide Safety Education, Dept Crop Sciences, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  2. Biological Science Lab Technician, Dept of Ag., USDA, Ames, IA
  3. Plant Protection Technician, Dept of Ag., Orlando, FL
  4. Agricultural Specialist Program Mgr., Louisiana St., Baton Rouge
  5. Integrated Pest Management/Entomology Lead, Monsanto, St. Louis
  6. Biological Science Technician (Laboratory) Dept. of the Interior, Longview, WA
  7. Graduate Res. Asst - Vector-virus biology, Kansas St. Univ., Dept of Entomology, Manhattan, KS
  8. Mosquito & Forest Pest Management, Spec. 1, Prince William County, Manassas, VA
  9. Asst. Cooperative Extension Specialist Subtropical Fruit Crop IPM, UC-Riverside, Riverside, CA
  10. Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Oregon State University, Wasco County, The Dalles, OR
  The Office of the President is seeking to hire two grad assistants for the upcoming school year. Attached are descriptions for the two positions. Can you please help me get the word out on these and recommend qualified individuals who you think might be interested?  Please note that the turn-around time is fairly short, as we are seeking to have work begin on August 16.  If you have questions contact Chris Hoyt, Chief of Staff, Office of the President at 509-335-6615 or christine.hoyt@wsu.edu.     ***** Important Dates and Deadlines: Faculty should plan to attend the Entomology Department All Faculty Meeting on August 3rd and 4th in   The Entomology Dept/School of Food Science Back to School BBQ will be on Friday, August 25th, Sunnyside Park.  Please plan to bring a salad, dessert, fruit or veggie try. The sign-up sheet will be in the Entomology and Food Science offices.  We will need to have a firm count by Monday August 21.  If you have any yard games please feel free to bring it.  The park has a playground, disc golf, tennis courts, a small baseball field and a horse shoe pit.  So there will be plenty to do there.  Tentatively start time is 5:30.   Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award  -  July 2017 RFP Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017.   Nominations for 2017-18 faculty awards are being accepted through September 29th.  See the attached memo for the call and the awards available. Also, please let me know who is being nominated and for what so we can keep an inventory of the submissions to make sure CAHNRS is well represented. Contact Lisa Johnson janowski@wsu.edu if you have questions.   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.    

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JULY 21, 2017

Faculty should plan to attend the Entomology Department All Faculty Meeting on August 3rd and 4th in Pullman.  For more info contact Adam Williams.   Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Beverly Gerdeman received funds in the amount of  from the Washington State Blue Berry Commission for work on the Root Weevil Research Project. (7/14/2017)
For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx     WSU Tukey Orchard cherry u-pick will continue July 21 & 22. Friday hours are noon to 6 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Only cash or checks are accepted for payment. We will have at least one more set of sales July 28 & 29. See our website for more detailed information http://horticulture.wsu.edu/orchard     Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award -July 2017 RFP Request for proposals: Researchers or educators involved with urban pest management problems which occur in the Pacific Northwest are invited to apply. Research may be conducted outside the Northwest if it involves pests that also occur in the Northwest, like bed bugs. Purpose: This endowment was developed through donations from the Oregon and Washington Pest Management Associations, the Pacific Northwest Pest Management Conference and a variety of pest control industry suppliers. It is intended to support research and extension and/or educational activities relevant to Urban Pest Management issues. Funding: Proposals are welcome from all Urban Pest Management researchers and extension educators, but we do expect the proposed research and training to include pests that are located in the Pacific Northwest. The amount of each grant has not been established, but we are planning for a total amount of up to $30,000 to be made available for this funding period (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018). It is expected that one or more projects will be funded. The selection committee encourages applicants to seek matching funds from supporting agencies, such as the Washington State Commission on Pesticide Registration and the Pacific Northwest Pest Management Conference. Evaluation and Selection Criteria: Research and Extension Proposals addressing all Urban Pest Management issues will be accepted, with priority placed on those addressing pests in the Pacific Northwest such as:
  • Odorous house ants, carpenter ants and other pestiferous ants
  • Bed bugs
  • Subterranean termites, anobiid beetles, and other wood-destroying organisms
  • Yellowjackets and other wasps
  • Arthropod pests of all stored products
  • Mosquitoes and other medically important arthropods
  • Rodents
  • Training workshops or programs for Pest Control technicians
Proposal format: Proposals are limited to 5 pages with 12-point font size and one-inch margins. Applicants should include a two-page vitae as an addendum. Rationale and Significance: Each proposal should contain a detailed description of the pest problem and its impact on the affected industry and/or stakeholders. Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017.  See attachment for complete details.  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Faculty should plan to attend the Entomology Department All Faculty Meeting on August 3rd and 4th in Pullman.     ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Medical Entomology, US Air Force
  2. Public Health Officer, US Air Force
  3. Keeper, Dept of Herpetology, Ichthyology and Invertebrate Zoology, Arizona-Senora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
  4. Principal Res. Entomologist, City of New Orleans, LA
  5. Extension Specialist of Pesticide Safety Education-Entomology, IPM Inst. Of North America, Urbana, IL
  6. Post Doctoral Researcher, Ohio St. Univ., Wooster, OH
  ***** Important Dates and Deadlines The Entomology Department All Faculty Meeting on August 3rd and 4th in Pullman.   Back to School BBQ, Friday, August 25th, Sunnyside or Kruegel Park.  More details to come.

Registration is now open for the July 29th Facilities Services Hardhat Classic Golf Tournament.  For more information, or to register, see the Hard Hat Classic website.   Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award  -  July 2017 RFP Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017.   Nominations for 2017-18 CAHNRS faculty awards are being accepted through September 29th.  See the attached memo for the call and the awards available. Also, please let me know who is being nominated and for what so we can keep an inventory of the submissions to make sure CAHNRS is well represented. Contact Lisa Johnson janowski@wsu.edu if you have questions.   ESA 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.

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July 13, 2017

Meet with Your Lawmakers This Summer and Help Inform Science Policy Registration is currently open for the 2017 Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event. This national initiative, organized by the American Institute of Biological Sciences, is an opportunity for biologists across the country to meet with their federal or state elected officials to showcaconressionalse the people, facilities, and equipment that are required to support and conduct scientific research. Now in its ninth year, the event enables scientists, graduate students, representatives of research facilities, and people affiliated with scientific collections to meet with their federal or state elected officials without traveling to Washington, DC. Participants can either invite their elected officials to visit their research facility or can meet at the policymaker's local office. AIBS will schedule the meetings with lawmakers and will prepare participants through online training and one-on-one support. “Participating in the Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event was an invaluable experience to have as a graduate student. The training provided by AIBS made me feel confident and ready to go have a conversation with Representative Reed’s District Director about federal funding, especially how it has benefitted me during my Ph.D. I was struck during our meeting by how meaningful it is to ‘show up’ and participate in the political process, especially as it relates to federal funding for the biological sciences. We scientists take the importance of federal funding to do our research to be a given, but it’s important for us to be able to communicate that effectively, especially with policymakers, to ensure that federal funding is maintained in the future.” Erin Larson, Cornell University, 2016 participant. This event is made possible by: the American Institute of Biological Sciences, with the support of event sponsors American Society of Plant Taxonomists, American Society of Primatologists, Botanical Society of America, Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, Helminthological Society of Washington, Natural Science Collections Alliance, Organization of Biological Field Stations, Paleontological Society, Society for Freshwater Science, and Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, and the  event supporter Society of Nematologists.  Participation is free, but registration will close on July 18, 2017.  For more information and to register, visit www.aibs.org/public-policy/congressional_district_visits.html. Please share this announcement with interested colleagues and graduate students.   Quarterly lobbying reports must be filed online by Friday, July 14, 2017, covering WSU employee activities between April 1, 2017, and June 30, 2017. 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 multilayered 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. Sincerely, Colleen Kerr  VPfor External Affairs and Government Relations      

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Back to School BBQ, Friday, August 25th, Sunnyside or Kruegel Park     ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Project Specialist for Urban Agriculture, Univ. of the Dist of Columbia,
  2. Faculty Pool-Biology, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
  3. Agricultural Environmental Specialists 1,2,3, Louisiana St. Government, New Orleans, LA
  4. Assistant Plant Diagnostician, N. Dakota St. University, Fargo, ND
  5. Co-Coordinator, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  6. Research Associate (Entomology/Insect Ecology), Montana St.  Univ., Conrad, MT
  7. Postdoc Researcher/Teacher, Penn State Univ., University Park, PA
  8. Assistant Professor of Termite Biology, Univ. of Florida, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  9. Research Scholar, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  10. Extension Educator, Ctr for Ag, Food & Natural Resources Sciences, St. Paul, MN
  11. Noxious Weed Specialist IV, St. of Hawaii, Maui, HI
  12. Vector Ecologist, County of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  13. Extension Specialist, Pesticide Safety Education-Entomology/Crop Sci, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  14. Technician I, Texas A&M Univ. AgriLife, Dallas, TX
    ***** Important Dates and Deadlines

 

Registration is now open for July 29 Hardhat Classic Golf Tournament.  For more information or to register see the Hard Hat Classic website.   Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award  -  July 2017 RFP Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017. Submit one electronic or written copy of the proposal to Walter S. Sheppard, Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164-6382 (shepp@wsu.eduentomology@wsu.edu). The applicants will notified of the selection committee choice by October 1, 2017.   Nominations for 2017-18 faculty awards are being accepted through September 29th.  See the attached memo for the call and the awards available. Also, please let me know who is being nominated and for what so we can keep an inventory of the submissions to make sure CAHNRS is well represented. Contact Lisa Johnson janowski@wsu.edu if you have questions.   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.  

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June 26, 2017

Congratulations to Karol Krey who passed her PhD Defense on Friday, June 30th. Karol was advised by Bill Snyder. Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • David James is the recipient of grants (1) in the amount of $12,699 for work on the Establishment and Evaluation of Beneficial Insect-Attracting Native Plant Groundcovers in Wine Grape Vineyards (6/30/2017); and the (2) BLM/Idaho State Botanist in the amount of $2,500 for work on the Eastern Monarch Butterfly research (6/27/2017).
  • Doug Walsh received grants from: (1)the Washington Wine Advisory in the amount of $12,279 for the study of Qualitative Survey of WA Vineyards for Potential Insect Vectors of GV Red Blotch Virus (6/26/2017); (2) the Hop Research Council in the amount of $14,763 for the study of Integrated Pest Management of Arthropods on Hops; a $5,000 for the study of Hop Tolerance to Relay (Glufosinate)(6/21/2017); (3) in the amount of $72,005 & 10,000 for hop research (6/30/2017).
For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx   Meet with Your Lawmakers This Summer and Help Inform Science Policy Registration is currently open for the 2017 Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event. This national initiative, organized by the American Institute of Biological Sciences, is an opportunity for biologists across the country to meet with their federal or state elected officials to showcase the people, facilities, and equipment that are required to support and conduct scientific research. Now in its ninth year, the event enables scientists, graduate students, representatives of research facilities, and people affiliated with scientific collections to meet with their federal or state elected officials without traveling to Washington, DC. Participants can either invite their elected officials to visit their research facility or can meet at the policymaker's local office. AIBS will schedule the meetings with lawmakers and will prepare participants through online training and one-on-one support. “Participating in the Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event was an invaluable experience to have as a graduate student. The training provided by AIBS made me feel confident and ready to go have a conversation with Representative Reed’s District Director about federal funding, especially how it has benefitted me during my Ph.D. I was struck during our meeting by how meaningful it is to ‘show up’ and participate in the political process, especially as it relates to federal funding for the biological sciences. We scientists take the importance of federal funding to do our research to be a given, but it’s important for us to be able to communicate that effectively, especially with policymakers, to ensure that federal funding is maintained in the future.” Erin Larson, Cornell University, 2016 participant. This event is made possible by: the American Institute of Biological Sciences, with the support of event sponsors American Society of Plant Taxonomists, American Society of Primatologists, Botanical Society of America, Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, Helminthological Society of Washington, Natural Science Collections Alliance, Organization of Biological Field Stations, Paleontological Society, Society for Freshwater Science, and Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, and the  event supporter Society of Nematologists.  Participation is free, but registration will close on July 18, 2017.  For more information and to register, visit www.aibs.org/public-policy/congressional_district_visits.html. Please share this announcement with interested colleagues and graduate students.   Quarterly lobbying reports must be filed online by Friday, July 14, 2017, covering WSU employee activities between April 1, 2017, and June 30, 2017. 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 multilayered 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. Sincerely, Colleen Kerr  VPfor External Affairs and Government Relations  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Back to School BBQ, Friday, August 25th, Sunnyside Park ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Project Specialist for Urban Agriculture, Univ. of the Dist of Columbia,
  2. Faculty Pool-Biology, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
  3. Agricultural Environmental Specialists 1,2,3, Louisiana St. Government, New Orleans, LA
  4. Assistant Plant Diagnostician, N. Dakota St. University, Fargo, ND
  5. Co-Coordinator, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  6. Research Associate (Entomology/Insect Ecology), Montana St.  Univ., Conrad, MT
  7. Postdoc Researcher/Teacher, Penn State Univ., University Park, PA
  8. Assistant Professor of Termite Biology, Univ. of Florida, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  9. Research Scholar, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  10. Extension Educator, Ctr for Ag, Food & Natural Resources Sciences, St. Paul, MN
  11. Noxious Weed Specialist IV, St. of Hawaii, Maui, HI
  12. Vector Ecologist, County of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  13. Extension Specialist, Pesticide Safety Education-Entomology/Crop Sci, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  14. Technician I, Texas A&M Univ. AgriLife, Dallas, TX
***** Important Dates and Deadlines

 

Registration is now open for July 29 Hardhat Classic Golf Tournament.  For more information or to register see the Hard Hat Classic website.   Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award  -  July 2017 RFP Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017. Submit one electronic or written copy of the proposal to Walter S. Sheppard, Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164-6382 (shepp@wsu.eduentomology@wsu.edu). The applicants will notified of the selection committee choice by October 1, 2017.   Nominations for 2017-18 faculty awards are being accepted through September 29th.  See the attached memo for the call and the awards available. Also, please let me know who is being nominated and for what so we can keep an inventory of the submissions to make sure CAHNRS is well represented. Contact Lisa Johnson janowski@wsu.edu if you have questions.   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.

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June 9, 2017

Karol Krey will be doing her seminar and her PhD Defense on Friday, June 30th. Her seminar will be at 9:30 AM in FSHN 354 and the exam will following immediately after in FSHN 164.  The title of her dissertation is “Using New Molecular Tools to Explore How Organic Farming Impacts Top-Down and Bottom-Up Regulation of Potato Herbivores.”  A copy of her dissertation is available for your perusal on the Entomology SharePoint site under Announcements.  There is also a hard copy in the Entomology Office.   Congratulations to Sharon Collman on her retirement from WSU Extension effective July 3, giving a new meaning July 4th independence day.  Sharon said that she has loved almost every minute of working with gardeners, nursery and landscape professionals, agency professionals and so many others over the last 44 years.  She will continue to be active professionally focusing exclusively on entomology and plant problem diagnosis, teaching, writing and photographing after she spends the summer finalizing and photographing her pollinator garden and catching up on many undones. A party was held in her honor on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Snohomish County Extension office in Everett, WA.     Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Rich Zack received $20,000 to fund Tree Fruit Internships. (6/14/2017)
  • Doug Walsh received $11,822 from the USDA/ARS/NIFA for Managing Selfing Rate in Alfalfa See Productions Fields. (6/8/2017)
  • Doug Walsh, Jonathan O’Hearn and Naidu Rayapati received $20,392 from the Washington Wine Commission for Quantifying Grape Mealybug’s Efficiency as a Vector of Grapevine Leaf Roll Associated Viruses (GVLRaVs). (6/20/2017)
For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx   NEW TURNAROUNDS TIMES FOR POSTER PRINTING AT BCU:  Beginning July 1st we are testing a new turnaround system for posters and we would love to get your feedback.  Call us at 509-335-2624 or email us at bcu@vetmed.wsu.edu with your comments.
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UPCOMING EVENTS:

The next Entomology Faculty Meeting is tentative planned for Friday, June 30, 2017. ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Ag Program Specialist/State Survey, State of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  2. Vector Management Coordinator, St. of Vermont, Berlin, VT
  3. Adjunct Faculty-Organic Pest and Disease Management, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA
  4. Assistant Professor (Weed Science), Utah St. Univ., Logan, UT
  5. Extension Assist/Assoc Professor-Tree Fruit Entomology, Univ. of Mass, Amherst, MA
  6. Ag Operations Specialist/Asst. Research Farm Manager, Penn State, Univ. Park, PA
  7. Asst/Assoc Extension Educator/Vegetable Specialist, Univ. Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  8. Forestry & Recreation Asst. Administrator, Taylor County, Medford, WI
  9. Plant Protection Inspector, Dept of Ag & Conservation Services, Harrisburg, VA
  10. Plant Pest Specialist, St. of North Carolina, Bladen County, NC
  11. Post Doctoral Fellow 2016-2017, Auburn Univ. Faculty, Auburn, AL
***** Important Dates and Deadlines Registration is now open for July 29 Hardhat Classic Golf Tournament.  For more information or to register see the Hard Hat Classic website. Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award  -  July 2017 RFP Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017. Submit one electronic or written copy of the proposal to Walter S. Sheppard, Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164-6382 (shepp@wsu.eduentomology@wsu.edu). The applicants will notified of the selection committee choice by October 1, 2017. Nominations for 2017-18 faculty awards are being accepted through September 29th.  See the attached memo for the call and the awards available. Also, please let me know who is being nominated and for what so we can keep an inventory of the submissions to make sure CAHNRS is well represented. Contact Lisa Johnson janowski@wsu.edu if you have questions. 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. As you have likely heard, WSU ITS is in the migration stage for moving our Exchange mailboxes to Office 365.  This will happen during the months of May and June 2017.  The schedule and additional information for these moves is located at  the O365 Outlook Migration web page (see URL image below). https://its.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploadso365-outlook-migration/ Please look there to see when your area is anticipated to move.  Your mailbox will actually be migrated the night before this date to allow everything to be in place when you start work that day.  When you first try to access your email after the migration, Outlook will give you the pop-up box noted in the PDF documentation referenced below and you will simply need to restart Outlook, possibly more than once.   For many users, this will be the extent of what is needed to complete the migration.  Other information that may apply to you after the migration, depending the devices and applications you use, is located at the PDF file web page (see URL image below). https://its.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/221/2017/05/migration-information-5-8-17.pdf If for some reason, you run into an issue or have a question that is not covered in the documentation or the FAQs online, please contact your local IT support or CougTech at 335-4357 or  cougtech@wsu.edu. Faculty, students and researchers are invited and encouraged to join the Department of Entomology’s ResearchGate group to help make our profile more current and relevant.  ResearchGate is a professional network for scientists and researchers and some of you are already members.  To get more information and to join our group go to: https://www.researchgate.net/institution/Washington_State_University/department/Department_of_Entomology and click on Join this Department.  There is no cost to join ResearchGate.   The prices on our Entomology Apparel have been reduced.  We still have many items in stock ready for you to purchase.  

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May 30, 2017

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Betsy Beers is the recipient of funding from the Fresh Pear Commission in the amount of $121,474 to work on
“Integrated Fruit Production for Pears.” (5/31/2017)
  • David Crowder and Betsy Bears are the recipients of funding from the Fresh Pear Commission in the amount of $52,761 to work on “Acoustically Based Mating Disruption of Winterform Psylla.” (5/31/2017)
  • Doug Walsh is the recipient of funding from the Washington Alfalfa Seed Commission in the amount of $34,000 to work on “Pest Control on Seed crops.”  (5/31/17)
  • David James is the recipient of funding from the Washington Wine Commission in the amount of $10,000 to work on “New Mites in Washington Grapes: Distribution, Abundance and Significance. (5/31/2017)
  • Doug Walsh is the recipient of funding from the USDA/ARS/APRI in the amount of $10,520 to work on “Alfalfa Pollinator Research Initiative.” (5/18/2017)
For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx

Jeb Owen was featured in a June 2, 2017 Spokesman Review story titled “Attack of the Black Flies.”

The work of Steve Sheppard and Paul Staments was highlighted in an article in the June 5, 2017 edition of Forbes Magazine titled “Can A Mushroom Save Honey Bees?”   Here’s the link:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2017/06/05/can-a-mushroom-save-honey-bees/#7e5592d35322 Nominations for 2017-18 faculty awards are being accepted through September 29th.  See the attached memo for the call and the awards available. Also, please let me know who is being nominated and for what so we can keep an inventory of the submissions to make sure CAHNRS is well represented. Contact Lisa Johnson janowski@wsu.edu if you have questions. As you have likely heard, WSU ITS is in the migration stage for moving our Exchange mailboxes to Office 365.  This will happen during the months of May and June 2017.  The schedule and additional information for these moves is located at  the O365 Outlook Migration web page (see URL image below). https://its.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploadso365-outlook-migration/ Please look there to see when your area is anticipated to move.  Your mailbox will actually be migrated the night before this date to allow everything to be in place when you start work that day.  When you first try to access your email after the migration, Outlook will give you the pop-up box noted in the PDF documentation referenced below and you will simply need to restart Outlook, possibly more than once.   For many users, this will be the extent of what is needed to complete the migration.  Other information that may apply to you after the migration, depending the devices and applications you use, is located at the PDF file web page (see URL image below). https://its.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/221/2017/05/migration-information-5-8-17.pdf If for some reason, you run into an issue or have a question that is not covered in the documentation or the FAQs online, please contact your local IT support or CougTech at 335-4357 or  cougtech@wsu.edu.  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  The next Entomology Faculty Meeting is tentative planned for Friday, June 30, 2017. ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.  
  1. Plant Health Specialist 1, St. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
  2. Entomologist I, New Orleans, LA
  3. Postdoc Research Associate, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX
  4. Postdoc Researcher, Louisiana St. Univ.,
  5. Collection Manager, UNH Insect Collection, Durham, NH
  6. Area Extension Agent, Colorado St.  Univ., Delta County, Delta, CA
  7. Postdoc Research Associate, Texas A&M, Weslaco, TX
  8. Postdoctoral Fellow-Entomology, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
  9. Assistant  Prof-Pollination Ecologist, Entomology & Nematology Dept, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, F
***** Important Dates and Deadlines

Starting Right with Bees Shortcourse on June 9-10, 2017 in the Food Science classroom/kitchen , Pullman, WA.

Rearing High Quality Queens Workshop will be on June 11, 2017 Ensminger Pavilion, Pullman, WA.

June 10: Tri-Cities Wine and Music Festival Registration is now open for July 29 Hardhat Classic Golf Tournament.  For more information or to register see the Hard Hat Classic website. Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award  -  July 2017 RFP Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017. Submit one electronic or written copy of the proposal to Walter S. Sheppard, Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164-6382 (shepp@wsu.eduentomology@wsu.edu). The applicants will notified of the selection committee choice by October 1, 2017.

Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award  -  July 2017 RFP     

Request for proposals: Researchers or educators involved with urban pest management problems which occur in the Pacific Northwest are invited to apply. Research may be conducted outside the Northwest if it involves pests that also occur in the Northwest, like bed bugs.

            Purpose: This endowment was developed through donations from the Oregon and Washington Pest Management Associations, the Pacific Northwest Pest Management Conference and a variety of pest control industry suppliers. It is intended to support research and extension and/or educational activities relevant to Urban Pest Management issues.

            Funding: Proposals are welcome from all Urban Pest Management researchers and extension educators, but we do expect the proposed research and training to include pests that are located in the Pacific Northwest. The amount of each grant has not been established, but we are planning for a total amount of up to $30,000 to be made available for this funding period (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018). It is expected that one or more projects will be funded. The selection committee encourages applicants to seek matching funds from supporting agencies, such as the Washington State Commission on Pesticide Registration and the Pacific Northwest Pest Management Conference.

            Evaluation and Selection Criteria: Research and Extension Proposals addressing all Urban Pest Management issues will be accepted, with priority placed on those addressing pests in the Pacific Northwest such as:

• Odorous house ants, carpenter ants and other pestiferous ants

• Bed bugs

• Subterranean termites, anobiid beetles, and other wood-destroying organisms

• Yellowjackets and other wasps

• Arthropod pests of all stored products

• Mosquitoes and other medically important arthropods

• Rodents

• Training workshops or programs for Pest Control technicians

            Proposal format: Proposals are limited to 5 pages with 12-point font size and one-inch margins. Applicants should include a two-page vitae as an addendum.

            Rationale and Significance: Each proposal should contain a detailed description of the pest problem and its impact on the affected industry and/or stakeholders.

            Project Description: Provide a detailed description of the project including objectives, procedures (including statistical design parameters and analysis when appropriate), time line, matching funds and personnel.

            Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017. Submit one electronic or written copy of the proposal to Walter S. Sheppard, Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164-6382 (shepp@wsu.eduentomology@wsu.edu). The applicants will notified of the selection committee choice by October 1, 2017.

            Budget: A budget narrative and totals must be provided for salaries and benefits, hourly wages, required travel, equipment, and other related expenses. Indirect or overhead costs are not permitted.

            Reporting: Mid-term and final progress reports are required for funded projects (June 30, 2018 and January 15, 2019, respectively). At the request of the Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award Committee, the researcher may be asked to make a presentation at the annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Pest Management Association. Funding to attend this meeting will be provided by the Association and should not be included in the proposal.

  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. Faculty, students and researchers are invited and encouraged to join the Department of Entomology’s ResearchGate group to help make our profile more current and relevant.  ResearchGate is a professional network for scientists and researchers and some of you are already members.  To get more information and to join our group go to: https://www.researchgate.net/institution/Washington_State_University/department/Department_of_Entomology and click on Join this Department.  There is no cost to join ResearchGate. The prices on our Entomology Apparel have been reduced.  We still have many items in stock ready for you to purchase.

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May 15, 2017

  All university buildings will be closed in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29th.   Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Dave Crowder who is the recipient of a grant from USDA/NIFA/AFTI in the amount of $474,850.  This grant is for Exploring Mechanisms Mediating Plant-Virus- Herbivore Interactions in Legume Crops.  (5/11/17)
  • Vince Jones who is the recipient of a grants from the Washington State Tree Fruit Commission in the amount of $66,378.  This grant is for Developing and Validating Models for Tree Fruit.  He also received another grant in the amount of 73,242 for Development and Validation of a Precision Pollination Model (5/18/2017).
  • Doug Walsh is the recipient of 5 grants from the Washington Mint Commission totaling  $44,511.  (5/18/17)
For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Starting Right with Bees Shortcourse on June 9-10, 2017 in the Food Science classroom/kitchen, Pullman, WA. Register Online.  Click here for more information.

Rearing High Quality Queens Workshop will be on June 11, 2017 Ensminger Pavilion, Pullman, WA. Register Online.  Click here for more information.

June 10: Tri-Cities Wine and Music Festival supports WSU research:

Washington State University and the Auction of Washington Wines are partnering to host the 3rd Annual Tri-Cities Wine and Music Festival on Saturday, June 10.Ticket prices range from $85 per person for the festival to $950 for a weekend package for two that includes the Col Solare Vintner Dinner on Friday and hotel accommodations through the weekend. Several ticket packages are available online at the Auction of Washington Wines website.  Proceeds from the event benefit WSU  viticulture and enology research that helps the Northwest region stay competitive in the national and global wine market, while providing sustainable growth in the industry. Research projects funded through Auction of Washington Wines provide students with hands-on training and create a workforce to meet the growing needs of the grape and wine industry. Arny Bailey and Friends band to provide classic rock at Wine and Jazz FestivalThe Wine and Jazz Festival starts at 6 p.m. at the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Richland. The event will include classic rock from Arny Bailey and Friends, featuring Peter Rivera, formerly of Rare Earth, along with food from the Olive Café in Walla Wall and wine tasting from more than 20 Washington wineries. The festival is sponsored by Numerica Credit Union, Russ Dean RV and URock Radio. Since its inception in 1988, the Auction of Washington Wines has raised more than $37 million. The distinguished fundraising events give wine lovers the chance to support the Washington wine industry and families in the communities around the region.

For the golfer’s among us:  Registration opens for July 29 Hardhat Classic Golf Tournament

Registration is now open for the ninth annual Jess Ford of Pullman Hardhat Classic Golf Tournament set for Saturday, July 29, at Palouse Ridge Golf Club. Proceeds from the tournament benefit WSU’s Facilities Services Scholarship Fund/Endowment. Cost is $135 per participant, which includes 18 holes, golf cart rental, hat, a small bucket of practice balls and a buffet lunch provided by Banyan’s on the Ridge. Check-in for the event begins at 7 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.  Hole-in-one prizes include a new Ford F150 XL Super Cab pickup. The putting contest winning qualifier will get to attempt a putt to win $10,000.  For more information or to register, see the Hard Hat Classic website.  A portion of each participation fee goes toward the Facilities Services Scholarship Fund and may be added to the endowment principal. For more information on how the tournament contributes to the fund, please see https://hardhatclassic.wsu.edu/scholarships.  Those interested in sponsorship opportunities – from $50 to $2,000 – can contact Jackie Hedenstrom at 509-335-9022 or go see the website.   This notice is for any cardholders with a CTA or Travel Charge card:  JP Morgan has started issuing replacement chip cards, a process that will take place between now and September. For cards with an expiration date falling between 5/2017 and 9/2017, the Controller’s Office will receive your new chip card during its regularly scheduled replacement and reach out to you at the time. All other replacement chip cards have been received by the Controller’s Office and will be processed as quickly as possible. A couple items to note:
  • Your replacement card will have a new expiration date and CSV code (the three-digit code on the back). If your card is on file with any merchants (i.e. Global Travel, EasyBiz), you will need to update the information with them in order to avoid issues with declined charges.
  • Your magnetic stripe card will become inactivated within 45 days after the issuance of your replacement chip card.
  • If unsure of how to activate the chip card, please be sure to follow the instructions outlined in your new replacement card materials.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact Aly Kincaid at aly.kincaid@wsu.edu   The 2016 Graduate School Annual Report is now available for viewing. Read about graduate student enrollment, diversity, degrees awarded, scholarships and assistantships, as well as student successes and graduate school initiatives. Download a PDF from the Graduate School website at http://gradschool.wsu.edu, or click HERE.  

Dry ice shipments:  The Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials shipping coordinators at the Office of Research Assurances would like to remind WSU shippers that we recommend 5-10 lbs. of dry ice for every day that your shipment will be in transport. Recent shipments have been delayed at the hubs of UPS and FedEx due to weather, mechanical failure, and other unforeseen events. These delays have caused precious samples and experiment data to be lost due to the insufficient quantities of dry ice. When a shipment is delayed due to unforeseen circumstances there is nothing WSU can do. So please remember if your shipment contains important samples or data, add additional dry ice for those unforeseen events. Please contact the Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Material shippers at (509) 432-3869 if you have any questions.

***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.  
  1. Plant Health Specialist 1, St. of Minnesota, East Grand Forks, MN
  2. Instructor, Mississippi St. Univ., Starksville, MS
  3. AgCenter Asst/Assoc Prof (Field Crops Entomologist), Louisiana St. Univ., Winnsboro, LA
  4. Assistant Professor of Public Health Entomology, Dept of Entomology, Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  5. Research and Extension Director, East. Nebraska Res & Exten Ctr, Univ of Nebraska, Mead, NE
  6. Asst. Prof., Insect Pest Mgt.-Tree Nut IPM, Entomology Dept., Tifton, GA
  7. Vice Provost of Cooperative Exten. UC-Davis, Div of Ag & Natural Resources, Davis, CA
  8. Assistant Professor-Entomology, Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS
  9. Postdoc Res. Assoc., Toxin Delivery/Insect Physiology, Dept of Entomology & Nematology. Univ of Florida
  10. Urban Agricultural Specialist, Cornell Univ., Ag & Life Sciences, Brooklyn, NY
  11. Research Technologist 2, Entomology Dept., Penn St. Univ.
  12. Technical Advisor, Malaria Entomology, Clinton Health Access Initiative,
  13. Continuing Asst. Prof. of Agricultural Entomology, Univ. of Delaware, Georgetown, DE
  14. Assistant Professor, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC
***** Important Dates and Deadlines   Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award  -  July 2017 RFP Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017. Submit one electronic or written copy of the proposal to Walter S. Sheppard, Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164-6382 (shepp@wsu.eduentomology@wsu.edu). The applicants will notified of the selection committee choice by October 1, 2017. 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.

Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award  -  July 2017 RFP     

Request for proposals: Researchers or educators involved with urban pest management problems which occur in the Pacific Northwest are invited to apply. Research may be conducted outside the Northwest if it involves pests that also occur in the Northwest, like bed bugs.

            Purpose: This endowment was developed through donations from the Oregon and Washington Pest Management Associations, the Pacific Northwest Pest Management Conference and a variety of pest control industry suppliers. It is intended to support research and extension and/or educational activities relevant to Urban Pest Management issues.

            Funding: Proposals are welcome from all Urban Pest Management researchers and extension educators, but we do expect the proposed research and training to include pests that are located in the Pacific Northwest. The amount of each grant has not been established, but we are planning for a total amount of up to $30,000 to be made available for this funding period (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018). It is expected that one or more projects will be funded. The selection committee encourages applicants to seek matching funds from supporting agencies, such as the Washington State Commission on Pesticide Registration and the Pacific Northwest Pest Management Conference.

            Evaluation and Selection Criteria: Research and Extension Proposals addressing all Urban Pest Management issues will be accepted, with priority placed on those addressing pests in the Pacific Northwest such as:

• Odorous house ants, carpenter ants and other pestiferous ants

• Bed bugs

• Subterranean termites, anobiid beetles, and other wood-destroying organisms

• Yellowjackets and other wasps

• Arthropod pests of all stored products

• Mosquitoes and other medically important arthropods

• Rodents

• Training workshops or programs for Pest Control technicians

            Proposal format: Proposals are limited to 5 pages with 12-point font size and one-inch margins. Applicants should include a two-page vitae as an addendum.

            Rationale and Significance: Each proposal should contain a detailed description of the pest problem and its impact on the affected industry and/or stakeholders.

            Project Description: Provide a detailed description of the project including objectives, procedures (including statistical design parameters and analysis when appropriate), time line, matching funds and personnel.

            Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017. Submit one electronic or written copy of the proposal to Walter S. Sheppard, Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164-6382 (shepp@wsu.eduentomology@wsu.edu). The applicants will notified of the selection committee choice by October 1, 2017.

            Budget: A budget narrative and totals must be provided for salaries and benefits, hourly wages, required travel, equipment, and other related expenses. Indirect or overhead costs are not permitted.

            Reporting: Mid-term and final progress reports are required for funded projects (June 30, 2018 and January 15, 2019, respectively). At the request of the Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award Committee, the researcher may be asked to make a presentation at the annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Pest Management Association. Funding to attend this meeting will be provided by the Association and should not be included in the proposal.

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May 8, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Please join the CAHNRS Associate Dean for Research’s Faculty Research Advisory Council for two exciting discussions on University-Industry partnerships with our special guests from PepsiCo. May 18 @ 10 am in FSHN T-101. The Future of Food and the Role of Universities By PepsiCo Innovation Team: Zach Ellis – Manager, External Innovation, Brad Rodgers – Director, Snacks Packaging Innovation, and Mehtap Fevzioglu – Associate Principal Scientist, Snacks Food Structure and Ingredient Science; FSHN T-101; AMS dial 5704269; phone bridge 509-335-9445; ID: 04269. And May 19 @ 9 am followed by WSU Faculty Presentations: Current Needs of PepsiCo By PepsiCo Innovation Team: Zach Ellis – Manager, External Innovation, Brad Rodgers – Director, Snacks Packaging Innovation, and Mehtap Fevzioglu – Associate Principal Scientist, Snacks Food Structure and Ingredient Science; FSHN T-101; AMS dial 5704269; phone bridge 509-335-9445; ID: 04269.

Starting Right with Bees Shortcourse on June 9-10, 2017 Ensminger Pavilion, Pullman, WA.  Register Online.  Click here for more information.

Rearing High Quality Queens Workshop will be on June 11, 2017 Ensminger Pavilion, Pullman, WA.  Register Online.  Click here for more information.

Faculty and Lab Managers need to make sure that their employees have turned in their keys to the Entomology Office before leaving Pullman.  This will help us so that we don’t have to use your budgets to have new keys made Students who will be leaving for one of the research stations, and not be returning to Pullman in the fall, need to return your keys in to the Entomology Office, make sure to remove the items in your office area, and take your trash out to the dumpster before you leave Pullman.  We don’t have the man power to clean up after other people. Jeb Owen responded to an inquiry for Ask Dr. Universe page in the Summer 2017 edition of the Washington State Magazine (page 52). The questions posed was “How do viruses affect animals.” To read the article go to:  https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/2017/05/03/viruses-affect-animals/ From the Registrar’s Office:  For your convenience, increased security and efficient processing, please use the preferred method of delivery of the Supplemental Grade Form on the Pullman campus: scan and email the form to ro.records@wsu.edu.  If you deliver the Supplemental Grade Form in person or through campus mail, the form must be placed in a sealed departmental envelope to be accepted by the Pullman Registrar’s Office.  Delivery of the Supplemental Grade Form in a sealed envelope provides an additional measure of security for this sensitive document. Office of the Registrar - Washington State University -  509-335-5346 Lab Safety Commitment form instructions for principal investigators and laboratory leaders:
  1. Review the attached most recent Lab Safety Commitment Memo, the Laboratory Safety Commitment form, and the CAHNRS Lab Safety Spreadsheet.
  2. Evaluate your lab(s) using the criteria listed on the 2016 Laboratory Safety Commitment form and address any issues.  Complete, sign and post the form in your lab.
  3. Complete and/or update your department’s portion of attached spreadsheet with the current status of your posted lab safety commitments, and progress towards each lab safety focus area.  Create new rows to add a lab not currently listed.  Update incorrect information and complete missing information for your labs, including Yes/No questions, PI and lab contact information, OK/notOK info, etc.
  4. The OK/notOK information was gathered in 2016 for your lab. Be sure to update this information based upon whether your lab meets the criteria listed in the Lab Safety Commitment form.  If you have a notOK listed and cannot resolve the issues preventing an OK status, report the specific barriers to success in the Comments column on the spreadsheet.  The focus is on updating (or completing if you haven’t yet) your Laboratory Safety Commitment form and posting it.
  5. Return the spreadsheet and a copy of your completed and signed Laboratory Safety Commitment form to your Department Administrative Manager and cc: cahnrs.safety@wsu.edu no later than May 19.
Thank you for your continuing support and efforts to improve laboratory safety in CAHNRS and at WSU. Kimi Lucas, Director CAHNRS Operations, Dixie Kearney, CAHNRS Operations – Safety **** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Agriculture Operations Manager, FEMA, Detroit, MI
  2. Field Biologist-Entomologist, SpringStar, Inc., Woodinville, WA
  3. Agricultural Environmental Specialist 1/2/3, St. of Louisiana, Woodworth, LA
  4. Postdoc Research Associate, Entomology & Plant Pathology, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  5. Plant Health Inspector-Grain, Feed & Seed, State of Ohio, Licking County, OH
  6. Research Scientist, Insect Breeding, Aspire Food Group, Austin, TX
  7. Plant Industry Inspector 9-P11, Pesticide Focus, State of Michigan, Otsego County Michigan
Assistant Professor of Tree Fruit IPM, WSU Tree Fruit R&E Ctr NOTICE OF VACANCY:  Entomology Assistant Professor of Tree Fruit IPM. The Department of Entomology at Washington State University is seeking an Assistant Professor of Entomology to develop an innovative research and extension program focused on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of insects and mites attacking tree fruit. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position to begin August 16, 2017, or as negotiated, at the university's Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, in Washington State. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, and externally funded, research and extension program in IPM, focusing on problems faced by the Washington tree fruit industry.  This program should emphasize the development of ecologically and quantitatively based IPM, with a balance of basic and applied contributions to science that are published in high quality peer-reviewed journals. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to be an active participant in the transfer of research information to the tree fruit industry using traditional and modern methods, and participate in WSU's tree fruit extension team. The successful applicant is also expected to support and mentor Entomology graduate students and post-doctoral scientists, and contribute to the teaching program within the Department of Entomology.  The teaching expectation is 3-4 graded credit hours (customarily one course) per annum. Required: Earned Ph.D. in Entomology or related discipline at date of hire with expertise in IPM and insect ecology.  Preferred:  Evidence of a commitment to excellence in graduate education and outreach; demonstrated ability and/or potential to develop a high-quality research program addressing basic and applied problems in insect ecology and/or IPM; demonstrated ability to publish research in high-quality peer reviewed journals and to publish extension articles in appropriate venues; demonstrated ability and/or potential to develop an extramurally funded program; ability to collaborate with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, including colleagues and clientele statewide, regionally, nationally and internationally; and excellent communication skills including the ability to translate and articulate research outputs and assess the outcomes and impacts of an outreach program. Screening of application materials begins June 16, 2017, and will continue until position is filled. Applications must include: letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications, areas of expertise, and research interests; a current curriculum vitae; statement of vision and goals for the position that describes how you would approach the position; electronic copies of graduate and undergraduate academic transcripts; and names and contact information for four professional references. Letters of recommendation will be requested for the finalists. Please contact Dr. Vince Jones, Search Committee Chair, vpjones@wsu.edu, 509-663-8181 x291, for questions about this position. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. For a complete position description see the Notice of Vacancy with all required and preferred qualifications visit http://entomology.wsu.edu/directory/current-vacancies/, and to apply visit www.wsujobs.com and search #: 125314 https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/31790 . For additional information on Washington State University, the College of Agricultural Human and Natural Resource Sciences or the Department of Entomology, visit http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/, and http://entomology.wsu.edu/. EEO/AA/ADA. ***** Important Dates and Deadlines Transportation Services will offer annual campus parking permit renewals for 2017-18 online beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2nd through Monday, May 15th. MyFacilities notices May 5-21, 2017:
Begin Date Time 5/20/2017 10:00:00 PM End Date Time 5/21/2017 2:00:00 AM
Project No. 7836 Notice Type Utilities
Requesting Entity: FacOps Maintenance
Event Type(s) Electric Power Shut Down Work Location Affected buildings are noted.
Event Note(s) -------------- Electric Power Shut Down Event Note -------------- The electric power will be temporarily interrupted in the areas noted. Please assess any critical office or laboratory equipment that may be impacted.
This will affect our greenhouse-bldg. 111, FSHN Bldg, and USDA greenhouses.  For more info go to: https://myfacilities.wsu.edu/SearchEventNotices.aspx?event=7836 The Call for Proposals for the SARE Graduate Student grant program has been released. Deadline is May 17, 2017. The full Call can be downloaded at https://wsaregrants.usu.edu/grants/docs/CFP_GSG.pdf . The Graduate Student Grants provide a maximum of $25,000 and may last for up to two years. Those eligible to apply are masters or Ph.D. students enrolled full time (as determined by the institution’s requirements) at accredited colleges or universities in the Western region. An applicant is eligible for only one grant during his or her graduate program. After the May 17 deadline, proposals will assessed by a technical review panel in July. The Western SARE Administrative Council selects proposals for funding in July, and award notifications are made in August.  SARE is a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that functions through competitive grants conducted cooperatively by farmers, ranchers, researchers and agricultural professionals to advance farm and ranch systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities. Return the spreadsheet and a copy of your completed and signed Laboratory Safety Commitment form to your Department Administrative Manager and cc: cahnrs.safety@wsu.edu no later than May 19. 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.

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May 1, 2017

[section title="Page Section" bgcolor="" fullbleed="0" csshook=""][row layout="single" bgcolor="" textcolor="" padding="pad-top" gutter="gutter" csshook=""][column csshook="" bgcolor="" verticalbleed="0"][textblock ]It is the faculty and lab manager’s responsibility to get all keys returned from their temporary employees who will not be with us after May 6thPlease make sure that your employees keys are turned in to the Entomology Office before leaving Pullman.  This will help us so that we willkey not have to use your budgets to have new keys made   Students who will be leaving for one of the research stations, and not be returning to Pullman in the fall, need to return your keys in to the Entomology Office, make sure to remove the items in your office area, and take your trash out to the dumpster before you leave Pullman.  We don’t have the man power to clean up after other people.   Graduation cap   The Spring Commencement for us will be on Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8:00 AM, at Beasley Coliseum.  At this ceremony CAHNRS, Engineering & Architecture, Vet Med graduates and the ROTC Commissioning.  For PhD graduates there will be hooding practice on at 2:00 PM on  Friday, May 5th for doctoral students and hooding faculty at Beasley Coliseum, main floor, use the SE tunnel entrance facing the baseball field to come directly down on to the staging area. For more info go to: https://commencement.wsu.edu/spring/checklist/     Deadline to Submit Final Grades via myWSU Tuesday May 9, 2017 by 5pm.  You must use Firefox for submitting grades.  Instructions can be found on the RONet website under the heading of myWSU FAQs for Faculty.  Instructions for importing grades from Blackboard can be found here:  https://elearning.wsu.edu/training_resources/tutorials/grades_blackboard_to_zzusis.aspx   Message from Dr. Sheppard: While attempting to use the corning still in FSHN 252 to produce distilled/deionized water last week, I discovered it was non-functional.  The cooling water supply for the condenser did not allow adequate flow to effectively condense the steam into water.  I am unsure how long the still was out of service – but the root cause may have been an issue with improper water cooling adjustment.  We have fixed the problem and the still is now fully operational. The output of the still is 3 liters of distilled water per hour. If you have not used this still before – please see me for a quick guide on “how to” prior to using it. I am happy to share the use of the still – but please remind any users that basic guidelines need to be followed to keep it operational.  The still is rather “analog” – and does not have the intellect to save itself, should an errant user fail to provide the cooling water adjustment – that needs to be done every time the still is used. It is important that the still is turned on and off in a specific sequence…. whereby the cooling water flow is turned on and adjusted (to 40 on the flow meter) BEFORE the heating coil is energized. To turn off the machine – turn off the heating coil first, before turning off the water.   A class (STAT-AFS 511) you may be interested in that is taught by Dave Crowder.  See the attachment for details.   2017 Summer Beekeeping Workshops Starting Right with Bees Shortcourse will be June 9-10, 2017 in Ensminger Pavilion, Pullman, WA.  For more information go to:  http://bees.wsu.edu/beekeeping-short-course/ Rearing High Quality Queens Workshop will be June 11, 2017 in Ensminger Pavilion, Pullman, WA.  For more information go to:  http://bees.wsu.edu/rearing-high-quality-queens/ To register online go to:  https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=95e472abfa31438c94dbc40d05a3b02b   Instructions for Principal Investigators and Laboratory Leaders:

  1. Review the attached most recent Lab Safety Commitment Memo, the Laboratory Safety Commitment form, and the CAHNRS Lab Safety Spreadsheet.  Mt. Vernon, Prosser, Puyallup and Wenatchee spreadsheets are also attached.
  2. Evaluate your lab(s) using the criteria listed on the 2016 Laboratory Safety Commitment form and address any issues.  Complete, sign and post the form in your lab.
  3. Complete and/or update your department’s portion of attached spreadsheet with the current status of your posted lab safety commitments, and progress towards each lab safety focus area.  Create new rows to add a lab not currently listed.  Update incorrect information and complete missing information for your labs, including Yes/No questions, PI and lab contact information, OK/notOK info, etc.
  4. The OK/notOK information was gathered in 2016 for your lab. Be sure to update this information based upon whether your lab meets the criteria listed in the Lab Safety Commitment form.  If you have a notOK listed and cannot resolve the issues preventing an OK status, report the specific barriers to success in the Comments column on the spreadsheet.  The focus is on updating (or completing if you haven’t yet) your Laboratory Safety Commitment form and posting it.
  5. Return the spreadsheet and a copy of your completed and signed Laboratory Safety Commitment form to your Department Administrative Manager and cc: cahnrs.safety@wsu.edu no later than May 19.
Thank you for your continuing support and efforts to improve laboratory safety in CAHNRS and at WSU. Kimi Lucas, Director CAHNRS Operations, Dixie Kearney, CAHNRS Operations – Safety ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Research Associate (Postdoc), Botany & Plant Path, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR
  2. Research Associate (Postdoc), USDA/ARS FEMA, Corvallis, OR
  3. Entomologist, Biologist or Cyrobiologist (Postdoc) CDC Foundation, Fargo, ND
  4. Extension Asst/Assoc Prof, Tree Fruit Entomology, Univ. Mass, Amherst, MA
  5. Entomologist IV, St. of Hawaii, Oahu, HI
  6. Horticulturist, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
  7. Research Molecular Biologist/Plant Pathologist (Postdoc), Federal Aviation Adm., Parlier, CA
  8. AgCenter Postdoc Researcher, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA
  9. Entomology Post-Doctoral Assoc., Dept of Entomology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN
  Assistant Professor of Tree Fruit IPM, WSU Tree Fruit R&E Ctr NOTICE OF VACANCY:  Entomology Assistant Professor of Tree Fruit IPM. The Department of Entomology at Washington State University is seeking an Assistant Professor of Entomology to develop an innovative research and extension program focused on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of insects and mites attacking tree fruit. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position to begin August 16, 2017, or as negotiated, at the university's Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, in Washington State. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, and externally funded, research and extension program in IPM, focusing on problems faced by the Washington tree fruit industry.  This program should emphasize the development of ecologically and quantitatively based IPM, with a balance of basic and applied contributions to science that are published in high quality peer-reviewed journals. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to be an active participant in the transfer of research information to the tree fruit industry using traditional and modern methods, and participate in WSU's tree fruit extension team. The successful applicant is also expected to support and mentor Entomology graduate students, post-doctoral scientists, and contribute to the teaching program within the Department of Entomology.  The teaching expectation is 3-4 graded credit hours (customarily one course) per annum. Required: Earned Ph.D. in Entomology or related discipline at date of hire with expertise in IPM and insect ecology. Preferred: Evidence of a commitment to excellence in graduate education and outreach; demonstrated ability and/or potential to develop a high-quality research program addressing basic and applied problems in insect ecology and/or IPM; demonstrated ability to publish research in high-quality peer reviewed journals and to publish extension articles in appropriate venues; demonstrated ability and/or potential to develop an extramurally funded program; ability to collaborate with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, including colleagues and clientele statewide, regionally, nationally and internationally; and excellent communication skills including the ability to translate and articulate research outputs and assess the outcomes and impacts of an outreach program. Screening of application materials begins June 16, 2017, and will continue until position is filled. Applications must include: letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications, areas of expertise, and research interests; a current curriculum vitae; statement of vision and goals for the position that describes how you would approach the position; electronic copies of graduate and undergraduate academic transcripts; and names and contact information for four professional references. Letters of recommendation will be requested for the finalists. Please contact Dr. Vince Jones, Search Committee Chair, vpjones@wsu.edu, 509-663-8181 x291, for questions about this position. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. For a complete position description see the Notice of Vacancy with all required and preferred qualifications visit http://entomology.wsu.edu/directory/current-vacancies/, and to apply visit www.wsujobs.com and search #: 125314 https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/31790 . For additional information on Washington State University, the College of Agricultural Human and Natural Resource Sciences or the Department of Entomology, visit http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/, and http://entomology.wsu.edu/. EEO/AA/ADA. ***** Important Dates and Deadlines   Transportation Services will offer annual campus parking permit renewals for 2017-18 online beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2nd through Monday, May 15th.   Spring 2017 course evaluations are due by Friday, May 5, 2017.  Instructors will be able to view a list of students who have completed the evaluation through your myWSU account on May 6.   MyFacilities notices May 5-21, 2017:
Begin Date Time 5/20/2017 10:00:00 PM End Date Time 5/21/2017 2:00:00 AM
Project No. 7836 Notice Type Utilities
Requesting Entity: FacOps Maintenance
Event Type(s) Electric Power Shut Down Work Location Affected buildings are noted.
Event Note(s) -------------- Electric Power Shut Down Event Note -------------- The electric power will be temporarily interrupted in the areas noted. Please assess any critical office or laboratory equipment that may be impacted.
This will affect our greenhouse-bldg. 111, FSHN Bldg, and USDA greenhouses.  For more info go to: https://myfacilities.wsu.edu/SearchEventNotices.aspx?event=7836   The Call for Proposals for the SARE Graduate Student grant program has been released. Deadline is May 17, 2017. The full Call can be downloaded at https://wsaregrants.usu.edu/grants/docs/CFP_GSG.pdf . The Graduate Student Grants provide a maximum of $25,000 and may last for up to two years. Those eligible to apply are masters or Ph.D. students enrolled full time (as determined by the institution’s requirements) at accredited colleges or universities in the Western region. An applicant is eligible for only one grant during his or her graduate program. After the May 17 deadline, proposals will assessed by a technical review panel in July. The Western SARE Administrative Council selects proposals for funding in July, and award notifications are made in August.  SARE is a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that functions through competitive grants conducted cooperatively by farmers, ranchers, researchers and agricultural professionals to advance farm and ranch systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities.   For Extension People:  Great opportunity to learn about Extension and applied research projects in urban and metropolitan areas in the US (many presentations by WSU).  It is very likely that WSU will be hosting the 2019 National Urban Extension conference in Seattle (decision to be announced at the May 7-11 conference).  Keep the momentum going and join the Facebook group to learn more about what we’re planning!  We're looking forward to seeing you in May!  Brad Gaolach Ph. D., Conference Co-Chair, Director, WSU Metropolitan Center for Applied Research & Extension & Director, Western Center for Metropolitan Extension & Research.   Associate Professor; Community & Economic Development, Washington State University Extension,  WSU North Puget Sound at Everett,  2000 Tower Street – MS 45, Everett, WA  98201-1390 (MAP)  (o): 425.405.1734 (f): 425.405.1601   gaolach@wsu.edu   Return the spreadsheet and a copy of your completed and signed Laboratory Safety Commitment form to your Department Administrative Manager and cc: cahnrs.safety@wsu.edu no later than May 19.   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.   Faculty, students and researchers are invited and encouraged to join the Department of Entomology’s ResearchGate group to help make our profile more current and relevant.  ResearchGate is a professional network for scientists and researchers and some of you are already members.  To get more information and to join our group go to: https://www.researchgate.net/institution/Washington_State_University/department/Department_of_Entomology and click on Join this Department.  There is no cost to join ResearchGate.   The prices on our Entomology Apparel have been reduced.  We still have many items in stock ready for you to purchase.      [/textblock][list display_type="accordion" img_size="full" display_accordion="1" title="" tag="h2" headline_tag="h5" hide_excerpt="" hide_link="" posts_per_page="100" csshook="" bg_image="" source="feed" post_type="post" taxonomy="category" terms="Newsletter Archive" remote_posts_per_page="5"][/list][/column][/row][/section]

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April 28, 2017

 APRIL 28, 2017 If any of you have news to share or have upcoming events please send by Thursday noon to our SmartSheet notification page at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=b7c943ec39084d74a98410f50b4db935.     It is the faculty and lab manager’s responsibility to get all keys returned from their hourly employees who will not be with us after May 6thPlease make sure that your employees keys are turned in to the Entomology Office before leaving Pullman.  This will help us so that we will not have to use your budgets to have new keys made   Transportation Services will offer annual campus parking permit renewals for 2017-18 online beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2nd through Monday, May 15th.  NEW THIS YEAR:

  1. ZONE CHANGES
The proposed zone changes for 2017-18 have been approved. We urge permit holders to review the Zone Choices Map (see attached) BEFORE making a permit purchase. If you have any questions about which zone is the right choice for you, please do not hesitate to contact us at transportation@wsu.edu or (509) 335-PARK (7275).
  1. PHASES
Permit renewals is no longer a three-step process of multiple phases. This will make the process easier for current eligible* permit holders to select a different preferred zone and purchase all in one phase. All you need to do is log into your Parking Account to purchase your current permit or select a different zone. As in the past, the initial phase of renewal is restricted to current eligible* permit holders. Once that phase is completed, annual campus parking permits will be made available to other eligible* parking patrons. NOTE: *students with current residence hall contracts are not eligible to renew during Phase 1. There will be no increase in annual campus parking permit rates for FY18. Proposed zone changes will take effect at the start of Fall Semester 2017. For more information on parking rates, visit the WSU Transportation Services website and click on “Permits and Rates.” A valid WSU Network ID is required to renew a parking permit. Anyone who has lost or forgotten their network ID can retrieve it by calling the WSU IT Phone Desk at 509-335-HELP (4357) or visit the WSU Network ID Account Manager website. Patrons should also ensure that their primary mailing address with the university is current. Mailing addresses can be checked through the “MyWSU” system. For more information, contact WSU Transportation Services at 509-335-PARK (7275) or email us at transportation@wsu.edu.   Spring 2017 course evaluations are due by Friday, May 5, 2017.  Instructors will be able to view a list of students who have completed the evaluation through your myWSU account on May 6.   Deadline to Submit Final Grades via myWSU Tuesday May 9, 2017 by 5pm.  You must use Firefox for submitting grades.  Instructions can be found on the RONet website under the heading of myWSU FAQs for Faculty.  Instructions for importing grades from Blackboard can be found here:  https://elearning.wsu.edu/training_resources/tutorials/grades_blackboard_to_zzusis.aspx     MyFacilities notices May 5-21, 2017:
Begin Date Time 5/20/2017 10:00:00 PM End Date Time 5/21/2017 2:00:00 AM
Project No. 7836 Notice Type Utilities
Requesting Entity: FacOps Maintenance
Event Type(s) Electric Power Shut Down Work Location Affected buildings are noted.
Event Note(s) -------------- Electric Power Shut Down Event Note -------------- The electric power will be temporarily interrupted in the areas noted. Please assess any critical office or laboratory equipment that may be impacted.
This will affect our greenhouse-bldg. 111, FSHN Bldg, and USDA greenhouses.  For more info go to: https://myfacilities.wsu.edu/SearchEventNotices.aspx?event=7836   The Call for Proposals for the Graduate Student grant program has been released. Deadline is May 17, 2017. The full Call can be downloaded at https://wsaregrants.usu.edu/grants/docs/CFP_GSG.pdf . The Graduate Student Grants provide a maximum of $25,000 and may last for up to two years. Those eligible to apply are masters or Ph.D. students enrolled full time (as determined by the institution’s requirements) at accredited colleges or universities in the Western region. An applicant is eligible for only one grant during his or her graduate program. After the May 17 deadline, proposals will assessed by a technical review panel in July. The Western SARE Administrative Council selects proposals for funding in July, and award notifications are made in August.  SARE is a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that functions through competitive grants conducted cooperatively by farmers, ranchers, researchers and agricultural professionals to advance farm and ranch systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities.     If you need your paycheck sent to a summer address and you do not live in university housing you can change your mailing address in MyWSU before May 5 to ensure that your paycheck is delivered to your summer address during the summer.  If you come back in the fall, you must again update your mailing address in MyWSU to your local address.Better yet… this is a great time to enroll in Payroll Services DIRECT DEPOSIT and not have to worry about where your pay check is getting mailed, it will be deposited right into your account on payday!  Just simply fill out the form http://payroll.wsu.edu/pdf/dep200.pdf and supply us a copy of your supporting documentation (a voided check or something printed from your bank with your FULL ACCOUNT and ROUTING number) and return it to Payroll Services, French 236, before April 27th.   A class (STAT-AFS 511) you may be interested in that is being taught by Dave Crowder.  See the attachment for details.       ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions at bottom of newsletter.
  1. Postdoc Research Associate I, Dept. of Entomology, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  2. Asst. Prof., Crops & Soils Dept., North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC
  3. Arborist (Nat Res Spec 4) St. of Washington Parks & Recreation, East Wenatchee, WA
  4. Research Assistant, Texas A&M AgriLife, College Station, TX
  5. Collection Manager, UNH Insect Collection, Univ Sys of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
 
  1. Assistant Professor of Tree Fruit IPM, WSU Tree Fruit R&E Ctr., Wenatchee, WA See attachment for details.
  ***** Important Dates and Deadlines   For Extension People:  Great opportunity to learn about Extension and applied research projects in urban and metropolitan areas in the US (many presentations by WSU).  It is very likely that WSU will be hosting the 2019 National Urban Extension conference in Seattle (decision to be announced at the May 7-11 conference).  The National Urban Extension Conference is less than three months away! Have you registered? Early bird pricing is available through March 17th.  If you have not yet registered, you can do so here: z.umn.edu/urbanext2017.  Keep the momentum going and join the Facebook group to learn more about what we’re planning!  We're looking forward to seeing you in May!  Brad Gaolach Ph. D., Conference Co-Chair, Director, WSU Metropolitan Center for Applied Research & Extension & Director, Western Center for Metropolitan Extension & Research.   Associate Professor; Community & Economic Development, Washington State University Extension,  WSU North Puget Sound at Everett,  2000 Tower Street – MS 45, Everett, WA  98201-1390 (MAP)  (o): 425.405.1734 (f): 425.405.1601   gaolach@wsu.edu     If you engage in pesticide research, application, handling, or recommendation activities as part of your WSU employment, you must follow all WSU Pesticide Policy requirements as defined in the WSU Business Policies & Procedures Manual (BPPM). Refresh your knowledge of WSU Pesticide Policy requirements by visiting WSU Employee Resources at the Washington State Pest Management Resource Service (WSPRS) website. The Pesticide Policy training modules are available as videos, video transcripts, and podcasts.  Find the related WSU Pesticide Policy BPPM sections here: WSU Pesticide Policy applies to ALL WSU EMPLOYEES (with or without a pesticide applicator’s license) who are engaged in pesticide-related work, including students, volunteers, faculty and staff. If you have any questions about the training, pesticide policy, pesticide license requirements, or experimental use of pesticides, please contact Dr. Catherine Daniels, WSU Pesticide Coordinator, at 253-445-4611 or cdaniels@wsu.edu.   Signage clarification:  Below is a more detailed explanation of what changes are needed for signage to be posted at the entrance to laboratories:
  • Every lab (excluding computer labs for example) on campus should have lab signage posted outside the room in the hallway which is created through WSU’s Laboratory Signage Program. There is an SPPM which sums up the intent of the program, responsibilities, etc you can check out here:  http://old-www.wsu.edu/manuals_forms/PDF/SPPM/4-33.pdf.  Similarly the website for the program has information too: https://ehs.wsu.edu/labsafety/LabSignageProgram.html.
  • The signage shows emergency contact phone numbers, hazards in the lab, PPE required for entry, and other information one would need to be aware of to enter the lab in an emergency or non-emergency capacity.
  • In short, the signage is meant to communicate to staff, visitors and emergency personnel what types of hazards they can anticipate in the lab. This is very useful for Facilities or Emergency responders who have to enter the lab after hours to respond to an emergency, chemical spill, water leak, etc. Knowing the potential hazards inside (e.g. radiation, research animals, lasers, explosive, flammable, or toxic chemicals, to name a few) will affect the actions responders may take and may keep them safe.
  • As for the older entrance signs with the symbols crossed out, those are very outdated. In fact, those very well may be the first iteration of the signage program, which has been updated a couple times since, most recently with the newest hazard symbols (Global Harmonization System symbols for example). We recommend using the signage program to make new signs if you still have those very old ones posted.
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April 17, 2017

A memorial service for Wyatt Cone was held on Saturday, April 22nd at the Methodist Church in Prosser.  Entomology Department members attending were: Steve Sheppard, John Brown, Dory Lohrey-Birch, Betsy Beers, Doug and Kiki Walsh.  A copy of the obituary is attached.    Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Elizabeth Beers is the recipient of a grant from the Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission in the amount of $14,483.  The grant is for the study of Strategies to Reduce Postharvest Splitting of Cherries   (4/19)
  • Doug Walsh is the recipient of a grant from USDA/ARS in the amount of $33,000 for the acquisition of goods and services. (4/11)
  • Steve Sheppard is the recipient of a grant from the Thurber Research fund in the amount of $40,000 for honey bee research.  (4/11)
For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx   Graduation capThe Spring Commencement for us will be on Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8:00 AM, at Beasley Coliseum.  At this ceremony CAHNRS, Engineering & Architecture, Vet Med graduates and the ROTC Commissioning.  For PhD graduates there will be hooding practice at 2:00 PM on  Friday, May 5th for doctoral students and hooding faculty at Beasley Coliseum, main floor, use the SE tunnel entrance facing the baseball field to come directly down on to the staging area. For more info go to: https://commencement.wsu.edu/spring/checklist/ Separator Our deepest THANK YOU for making the Entomology events of last week happen! To all those that helped and were able to attend the 2017 E. Paul Catts events the committee wishes to thank you as we could not make this happen without you. In particular we would like to recognize Dr.’s Vince Hebert, Lynell Tanigoshi, and John Brown for allowing us to add them to this year’s recognition – often our faculty are hid from acknowledgement and we appreciate these three for allowing us include them and for their attendance! Not to forget those that were unable to attend in person, it was a fantastic night a remembrance only possible by having those in attendance add their stories, thank you for making the trip Dr.’s Beers, Jones, Felsot and Dana Catts. We especially appreciate our guest alumni speaker Dr. Mark Brown.  Without the assistance of the Entomology staff it would not have been quite as successful, and finally thank you to all of those in Pullman and the graduate students near and far who were able to make the week’s events. We do this for you! Warmest regards.  Your 2017 E Paul Catts Committee, Laura, Rich, Steve and Adam   Photos from the E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture events April 20 & 21, 2017. Photos courtesy of Christina Rede.     E.P Catts Pic 1 E.P Catts Pic 2                   E.P Catts Pic 3 E.P Catts Pic 4                   Separator Instructions for Principal Investigators and Laboratory Leaders: The attached spreadsheet contains partial laboratory safety information gathered in 2016.
  1. Review the attached most recent Lab Safety Commitment Memo, the Laboratory Safety Commitment form, and the CAHNRS Lab Safety Spreadsheet.  Mt. Vernon, Prosser, Puyallup and Wenatchee spreadsheets are also attached.
  2. Evaluate your lab(s) using the criteria listed on the 2016 Laboratory Safety Commitment form and address any issues.  Complete, sign and post the form in your lab.
  3. Complete and/or update your department’s portion of attached spreadsheet with the current status of your posted lab safety commitments, and progress towards each lab safety focus area.  Create new rows to add a lab not currently listed.  Update incorrect information and complete missing information for your labs, including Yes/No questions, PI and lab contact information, OK/notOK info, etc.
  4. The OK/notOK information was gathered in 2016 for your lab. Be sure to update this information based upon whether your lab meets the criteria listed in the Lab Safety Commitment form.  If you have a notOK listed and cannot resolve the issues preventing an OK status, report the specific barriers to success in the Comments column on the spreadsheet.  The focus is on updating (or completing if you haven’t yet) your Laboratory Safety Commitment form and posting it.
  5. Return the spreadsheet and a copy of your completed and signed Laboratory Safety Commitment form to your Department Administrative Manager and cc: cahnrs.safety@wsu.edu no later than May 19.
Thank you for your continuing support and efforts to improve laboratory safety in CAHNRS and at WSU. Kimi Lucas, Director CAHNRS Operations, Dixie Kearney, CAHNRS Operations – Safety   A taskforce to investigate the extent to which WSU-Pullman Students are food insecure is in progress.  To that purpose, we have created an online survey to assess the need.  Could you forward the script below to your students?  Here is a link to a recently published news release for more info: https://news.wsu.edu/2017/04/20/food-insecurity-survey/ Food Insecurity survey:  Understanding that some students might face food insecurity while attending Washington State University and its implications to student’s academic performance, the Division of Student Affairs is conducting a food insecurity survey.  The purpose of the survey is as follows: -        Investigate the extent to which WSU Pullman students are food insecure -        Assess the effectiveness of existing resources to address food insecurity on-campus -        Propose changes to existing resources and Develop a more sustainable way to support students who are food insecure Your participation in the online survey is completely anonymous, voluntary, and requires approximately 15 minutes to complete.  At the end of the survey, you will have the option to opt in to participate in a 30 minute personal interview (by phone, skype or in person) to discuss how lacking proper access to food has impacted you academically. You can choose to terminate your participation at any point during the personal interview, however, once you have submitted your survey responses online, they will be considered in the project.  At no point, your identity will be associated with your responses. In order to participate in this survey, you must meet the following criteria:
  1. Be an undergraduate or graduate student at Washington State University, Pullman Campus
  2. In the last 12 months, be enrolled in at least full-time (6 credits).
To participate, click on the following link: https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0q60QQwadyswgip Should you have any questions at any point during your participation, please email the Principal Investigator of this survey, Ray Acuña-Luna at ray.acuna@wsu.edu or by phone at 509.335.7649.   ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Ag Center Research Associate (Agronomy), Louisiana St.  Univ., Louisiana St
  2. Faculty Research Associate, Horticulture Dept., Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR
  3. Agricultural Biologist, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara, CA
  4. Organic Tree & Shrub Health Care Mgr., Green Cross, Inc., Norwalk, CT
  5. Ag & Natural Resources Field Specialist/Program Leader, Central St. Univ., Wilberforce, OH
  A scholarship opportunity for Master’s students. The Navy has a great scholarship for Entomology Students who are completing their Masters at Washington State University from 01 Oct 2018 to 30 SEP 2020.  The Health Service Collegiate Program scholarship provides: All Active Duty pay and allowances while attending WSU, a guaranteed job after graduation and commissioning as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the Navy. While attending WSU the student will receive: Monthly Pay $2,435 Monthly Food Allowance $368 Monthly Housing allowance of $1,185 if single or $1,581 if married. Full Medical and Dental Coverage 30 Paid Vacation per year and a 401K. While receiving HSCP and attending WSU there are no military obligations, the student’s only obligation is to maintain good standing with their program.  They will not wear uniforms, attend any type of training, have any type of grooming standards and can focus on their studies at WSU. Time spent in the Navy as an Entomologist is 3 years.  Typical duty stations are Cairo Egypt, Bethesda Maryland, Atlanta Georgia, San Diego Ca, Lima Peru and Pearl Harbor, HI. ***** Important Dates and Deadlines   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.   Faculty, students and researchers are invited and encouraged to join the Department of Entomology’s ResearchGate group to help make our profile more current and relevant.  ResearchGate is a professional network for scientists and researchers and some of you are already members.  To get more information and to join our group go to: https://www.researchgate.net/institution/Washington_State_University/department/Department_of_Entomology and click on Join this Department.  There is no cost to join ResearchGate.   Red Polo The prices on our Entomology Apparel have been reduced.  We still have lots of items in stock ready for you to purchase.        

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April 10, 2017

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Wyatt Cone on Wednesday, on April 5, 2017.  Wyatt earned his PhD in Entomology in 1962 and was a long-time faculty member at WSU-Prosser from 1960-1999.  He also taught Agricultural Entomology on the Pullman campus.  In 1999 Wyatt received the C.W. Woodworth Award, which recognizes outstanding accomplishments in entomology in the 11 western states served by the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America.  Services will be on Saturday, April 22nd, at 3:00 PM, at the Prosser Methodist Church, at 824 6th St, Prosser, WA  99350.   ************************ E. Paul Catts Newsletter picPaul Catts Memorial Lecture: It’s an important year for WSU Entomology. We have several retirements over the past few years (and ongoing) that the department will recognize with a special event. We have invited our emeritus and newly retired faculty to the 20th Anniversary of the E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture. It will be an honor to celebrate their scholarly and scientific contributions at “A Celebration of WSU Entomology Past and Present.” As key members of our Department, past and present, the organizing committee (Steve Sheppard, Rich Zack, Adam Williams and myself) want to extend a special invitation to you. Our guest speaker is Dr. Mark Brown, who himself is a WSU Entomology alumnus. The two-day extravaganza events are:

  • Scientific Lecture: “Hormonal regulation of mosquito development and reproduction”
 April 20, 2017 | 2pm | Location FSHN Building - T101
  • Insect Cinema Cult Classic (ICCC): The first film starts at 6:30 PM.  Showing will be
“Mosquito” (1995) and followed by “Stung” (2015).   April 20, 2017 | 6pm | Location TODD Building - 276
  • Public Lecture: “Mosquitoes have hormones too: why bother?”
        April 21, 2017 | 5pm | Location CUE Building - 203 For event details visit http://entomology.wsu.edu/events/e-paul-catts/  to RSVP for the Celebration Program & Dinner on April 21, 2017 at 6pm before April 16th, with the online form: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=da66dbe298274d96b198dfd1acad7d22  Looking forward to hearing from you and celebrating the incredible folks who have contributed so much to entomological science in Washington State, the nation and beyond. Laura Lavine. You can join us at 5 p.m. on April 21, for the E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture, live on the WSU CAHNRS Facebook page!  Mark Brown, professor of entomology at the University of Georgia will speak on “Mosquitoes have hormones, too: Why bother?”  A Facebook account is not required to access this live-streaming event, but if you are on Facebook, “like” the CAHNRS page to get reminders about this and other CAHNRS events.  The WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences is on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CAHNRS/.   Cult Classic Fil pic 1 Cult Classic Fim pic 2 The 21st Annual Insect Cinema Cult Classic Film Festival will be on Thursday, April 20, 2017 in Todd Hall, Rm. 276.  This is a free event and Doors will open at 6:00 PM.  The first film starts at 6:30 PM.  Showing will be Mosquito (1995) and Stung (2015).  See the attached flyer       Plan to attend the Entomology & Food Science End of Year BBQ Celebration on Friday April 21, 2017 at 12:OO noon.  It will be at the outside area between FSHN and Clark Hall buildings.  (see attached flyer). ************************ The WSU Pullman campus will test the campus communications system and practice a campus–wide lockdown Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11:45 a.m. During a lockdown, you should:
  • Run to a place of safety (Get away if it is safe to do so)
  • Find a space with a lockable door (classrooms and offices)
  • Lock the door
  • Cover the windows as well as possible
  • Silence all audio devices (phones)
  • Turn off lights
  • Quietly form a plan to attack if an intruder enters your space with hostile intent
In an actual emergency, incident updates will be provided as soon as possible using campus communication systems. Police will deal with the problem and work to clear and evacuate campus systematically. Expect the clearing and evacuation phase to take a long time because all campus areas must be addressed before an “all clear” can be sounded. If you are sheltered in a locked-down space, please stay there until police evacuate you or you hear an “all clear” over campus communication systems.   The Administrative Professional Advisory Council (APAC) is sponsoring the Leading Effective Teams workshop set for Wednesday, April 19th at 8:30 AM-10:30 AM in the CUB Jr. Ballroom.  It will be led by Kevin Parker (former WA St. Representative and adjunct faculty with Whitworth and Gonzaga Univ. MBA programs.  To register for this free seminar please RSVP to apac@wsu.edu by April 12. This event is open to all WSU staff and faculty.  For WSU staff outside of Pullman, APAC will provide a partial travel award for staff who would like to participate in person. Travel awards will be given to the first 20 people who apply and capped at $100 per person. You must send your RSVP and indicate your desire for the travel award by April 7. See attachment for more info.   2017 Earth Week Fair:  Please come and join us, on April 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, on the Terrell Mall, in educating the public at Washington State University about environmental awareness and stewardship by tabling during our annual Earth Week Fair. This event is hosted by the ASWSU Environmental Sustainability Alliance.  We would like to bring together different groups of people that are working on similar causes and make a statement about how many conscious individuals and groups truly care about the environment, and the differences we can all make together. If your organization is interested in joining us for this event, please follow this link to register: goo.gl/Ur3hPn. The deadline to sign up is noon on April 14th.   FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: KATHERINE FEE @KATHERINE.FEE@WSU.EDU OR (425) 750 – 3759.  Flyer is attached. ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Research Associated, Texas A&M AgriLife, College Station, TX
  2. Faculty Research Associate, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR
  3. Biologist/Entomologist, Hunter International,k Research Triangle Park, NC
  4. Lands Resource Specialist (Forest Mgt), Idaho Dept of Lands, Deary, ID
  5. Extension Educator, Michigan St. Univ., East Lansing, MI
  6. Big Island Farms 2017 Internships
  A scholarship opportunity for Master’s students. The Navy has a great scholarship for Entomology Students who are completing their Masters at Washington State University from 01 Oct 2018 to 30 SEP 2020.  The Health Service Collegiate Program scholarship provides: All Active Duty pay and allowances while attending WSU, a guaranteed job after graduation and commissioning as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the Navy. While attending WSU the student will receive: Monthly Pay $2,435 Monthly Food Allowance $368 Monthly Housing allowance of $1,185 if single or $1,581 if married. Full Medical and Dental Coverage 30 Paid Vacation per year and a 401K. While receiving HSCP and attending WSU there are no military obligations, the student’s only obligation is to maintain good standing with their program.  They will not wear uniforms, attend any type of training, have any type of grooming standards and can focus on their studies at WSU. Time spent in the Navy as an Entomologist is 3 years.  Typical duty stations are Cairo Egypt, Bethesda Maryland, Atlanta Georgia, San Diego Ca, Lima Peru and Pearl Harbor, HI. ***** Important Dates and Deadlines For Extension People:  Great opportunity to learn about Extension and applied research projects in urban and metropolitan areas in the US (many presentations by WSU).  It is very likely that WSU will be hosting the 2019 National Urban Extension conference in Seattle (decision to be announced at the May 7-11 conference).  The National Urban Extension Conference is less than three months away! Have you registered? Early bird pricing is available through March 17th.  If you have not yet registered, you can do so here: z.umn.edu/urbanext2017.  Keep the momentum going and join the Facebook group to learn more about what we’re planning!  We're looking forward to seeing you in May!  Brad Gaolach Ph. D., Conference Co-Chair, Director, WSU Metropolitan Center for Applied Research & Extension & Director, Western Center for Metropolitan Extension & Research.   Associate Professor; Community & Economic Development, Washington State University Extension,  WSU North Puget Sound at Everett,  2000 Tower Street – MS 45, Everett, WA  98201-1390 (MAP)  (o): 425.405.1734 (f): 425.405.1601   gaolach@wsu.edu 2017 ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD:  APAC is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 10th annual award that will recognize an Administrative Professional employee's exceptional contributions to WSU/their area or unit.  The winner will be announced during the May 11, 2017 APAC meeting.  The nomination form can be found on the APAC website at https://apac.wsu.edu/awards-and-grants/ .  The deadline to submit your nomination is Friday, April 7, 2017.  For further information or to submit your nomination contact Gayle Anderson at anderson53@wsu.edu or 335-8350. Red Polo   The prices on our Entomology Apparel have been reduced.  We still have lots of items in stock.     If you engage in pesticide research, application, handling, or recommendation activities as part of your WSU employment, you must follow all WSU Pesticide Policy requirements as defined in the WSU Business Policies & Procedures Manual (BPPM). Refresh your knowledge of WSU Pesticide Policy requirements by visiting WSU Employee Resources at the Washington State Pest Management Resource Service (WSPRS) website. The Pesticide Policy training modules are available as videos, video transcripts, and podcasts.  Find the related WSU Pesticide Policy BPPM sections here: WSU Pesticide Policy applies to ALL WSU EMPLOYEES (with or without a pesticide applicator’s license) who are engaged in pesticide-related work, including students, volunteers, faculty and staff. If you have any questions about the training, pesticide policy, pesticide license requirements, or experimental use of pesticides, please contact Dr. Catherine Daniels, WSU Pesticide Coordinator, at 253-445-4611 or cdaniels@wsu.edu.      

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April 3, 2017

The Monday, April 10th Entomology Colloquium speaker will be Paul Chisholm.  The title of his talk is “Reciprocal Interactions Between Non-Vector Community Members and an insect-transmitted Plant Pathogen.”  All colloquium presentations are held in FSHN 354, the Entomology Department classroom and begin at 2:10 PM.  The AMS dial # is 5701680Paul Chisholm’s PhD defense will directly follow the Colloquium in the Entomology Conference Room (FSHN 164).    Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardee:

  • Betsy Beers who is the recipient of a $4,000 grant from AGRO-K for a project concerning Insect Control on Tree Fruit.  (4/4/2017)
For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx   Congratulations to our spring Entomology Research Award recipients: 2017 Errett Deck Fellowship awardees are Robert Orpet, Adrian Marshall, Joseph Taylor and Kunle Adesanya. Entomology’s 2017 Outstanding Student is Robert Orpet. This year the committee saw some extremely well thought out submissions and was challenged to pick the winners. Keep up the good work!   PBESA Pic 1Congratulations to Megan Asche who is the winner of the PB-ESA Photo Contest.  See attachment for the award winning photo.  Karol Krey took 1st place in the PhD student oral presentation and Abigail Cohen won 2nd place in the same category.  Kunle Adesanya won 1st place for his PhD poster.  Our WSU Linnaean Games (Robert Orpet, Rachel Olsson, Adrian Marshall, Alix Whitener, and Jim Hepler) took 2nd place.   We hope you can attend the CAHNRS Faculty and Staff Awards Night on Tuesday, April 11th at 5:00 PM in the Ensminger Pavilion.  This year’s award winners include Dave Crowder and Allan Felsot.  RSVP to Allanna Ellis at acellis@wsu.edu if you will be attending this free event.   We were saddened to learn of the passing of Wyatt Cone on Wednesday, April 5.  Wyatt earned his PhD in Entomology in 1962 and was a long-time faculty member at WSU-Prosser.  He also taught Agricultural Entomology on the Pullman campus.  In 1999 Wyatt received the C.W. Woodworth Award, which recognizes outstanding accomplishments in entomology in the 11 western states served by the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America.  We will let you know more details as they become available.   Prestigious Fellowships Workshop: Learn about prestigious fellowship opportunities such as the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Ford Foundation, and USDA Fellowships, and how to be competitive in the application process. WHO: Graduate students and undergraduates who are considering graduate school When: April 10, 2017; 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.   Where: FSHN T101 & live-streamed Register: gradschool.wsu.edu/fellowships   Signage clarification:  Below is a more detailed explanation of what changes are needed for signage to be posted at the entrance to laboratories:
  • Every lab (excluding computer labs for example) on campus should have lab signage posted outside the room in the hallway which is created through WSU’s Laboratory Signage Program. There is an SPPM which sums up the intent of the program, responsibilities, etc you can check out here:  http://old-www.wsu.edu/manuals_forms/PDF/SPPM/4-33.pdf.  Similarly the website for the program has information too: https://ehs.wsu.edu/labsafety/LabSignageProgram.html.
  • The signage shows emergency contact phone numbers, hazards in the lab, PPE required for entry, and other information one would need to be aware of to enter the lab in an emergency or non-emergency capacity.
  • In short, the signage is meant to communicate to staff, visitors and emergency personnel what types of hazards they can anticipate in the lab. This is very useful for Facilities or Emergency responders who have to enter the lab after hours to respond to an emergency, chemical spill, water leak, etc. Knowing the potential hazards inside (e.g. radiation, research animals, lasers, explosive, flammable, or toxic chemicals, to name a few) will affect the actions responders may take and may keep them safe.
  • As for the older entrance signs with the symbols crossed out, those are very outdated. In fact those very well may be the first iteration of the signage program, which has been updated a couple times since, most recently with the newest hazard symbols (Global Harmonization System symbols for example). We recommend using the signage program to make new signs if you still have those very old ones posted.
  The Administrative Professional Advisory Council (APAC) is sponsoring the Leading Effective Teams workshop set for Wednesday, April 19th at 8:30 AM-10:30 AM in the CUB Jr. Ballroom.  It will be led by Kevin Parker (former WA St. Representative and adjunct faculty with Whitworth and Gonzaga Univ. MBA programs.  To register for this free seminar please RSVP to apac@wsu.edu by April 12. This event is open to all WSU staff and faculty.  For WSU staff outside of Pullman, APAC will provide a partial travel award for staff who would like to participate in person. Travel awards will be given to the first 20 people who apply and capped at $100 per person. You must send your RSVP and indicate your desire for the travel award by April 7. See attachment for more info.   Cult Classic Fim pic 2Cult Classic Fil pic 1The 21st Annual Insect Cinema Cult Classic Film Festival will be on Thursday, April 20, 2017 in Todd Hall, Rm. 276.  This is a free event and Doors will open at 6:00 PM.  The first film starts at 6:30 PM.  Showing will be Mosquito (1995) and Stung (2015).  See the attached flyer       This year’s E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture events will take place on April 20 & 21.  The guest speaker is Mark Brown, Professor, Univ. of Georgia.  Dr. Brown received his Masters of Science in Entomology degree at WSU in 1981.  The scheduled events are:
  • Scientific Lecture: “Hormonal regulation of mosquito development and reproduction”
April 20, 2017 | 2pm | Location FSHN Building - T101
  • Insect Cinema Cult Classic (ICCC): “Mesquite” 1995 & TBA
April 20, 2017 | 6pm | Location TODD Building - 276
  • Public Lecture: “Mosquitoes have hormones too: why bother?”
April 21, 2017 | 5pm | Location CUE Building - 203 For event details visit http://entomology.wsu.edu/events/e-paul-catts/ RSVP for the Celebration Program & Dinner on April 21, 2017 at 6pm before April 16th, with the online form: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=da66dbe298274d96b198dfd1acad7d22    April BBQ   Save the date, for the Entomology & Food Science End of Year BBQ Celebration on Friday April 21, 2017.  (see attached flyer).     E. Paul Catts Newsletter picPaul Catts Memorial Lecture: It’s an important year for WSU Entomology. We have several retirements over the past few years (and ongoing) that the department will recognize with a special event. We have invited our emeritus and newly retired faculty to the 20th Anniversary of the E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture. It will be an honor to celebrate their scholarly and scientific contributions at “A Celebration of WSU Entomology Past and Present.” As key members of our Department, past and present, the organizing committee (Steve Sheppard, Rich Zack, Adam Williams and myself) want to extend a special invitation to you.  Our guest speaker is Dr. Mark Brown, who himself is a WSU Entomology alumnus. The two-day extravaganza starts on Thursday April 20 at 2 pm with a scientific lecture by Dr. Mark Brown followed by the Department’s 21st annual “Insect Cinema Cult Classic” (see attachment) that same evening at 6pm. The main events will be on Friday April 21 starting at 4:00 pm with a reception for Dr. Mark Brown, followed by his public lecture at 5 pm and then dinner for the WSU Entomology department and its guests. We hope that you can make it! See the attached flyer with the details. Please RSVP to this link: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=da66dbe298274d96b198dfd1acad7d22 Looking forward to hearing from you and celebrating the incredible folks who have contributed so much to entomological science in Washington State, the nation and beyond. Laura Lavine.   2017 Earth Week Fair:  Please come and join us, on April 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, on the Terrell Mall, in educating the public at Washington State University about environmental awareness and stewardship by tabling during our annual Earth Week Fair. This event is hosted by the ASWSU Environmental Sustainability Alliance.  We would like to bring together different groups of people that are working on similar causes and make a statement about how many conscious individuals and groups truly care about the environment, and the differences we can all make together. If your organization is interested in joining us for this event, please follow this link to register: goo.gl/Ur3hPn. The deadline to sign up is noon on April 14th.   FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: KATHERINE FEE @KATHERINE.FEE@WSU.EDU OR (425) 750 – 3759.  Flyer is attached.   A scholarship opportunity for Master’s students. The Navy has a wonderful scholarship for Entomology Students who are completing their Masters at Washington State University from 01 Oct 2018 to 30 SEP 2020.  It is called the Health Service Collegiate Program and what it provides is: All Active Duty pay and allowances while attending WSU, a guaranteed job after graduation and commissioning as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the Navy. While attending WSU the student will receive: Monthly Pay $2,435 Monthly Food Allowance $368 Monthly Housing allowance of $1,185 if single or $1,581 if married. Full Medical and Dental Coverage 30 Paid Vacation per year and a 401K. While receiving HSCP and attending WSU there are no military obligations, the student’s only obligation is to maintain good standing with their program.  They will not wear uniforms, attend any type of training, have any type of grooming standards and can focus on their studies at WSU. Time spent in the Navy as an Entomologist is 3 years.  Typical duty stations are Cairo Egypt, Bethesda Maryland, Atlanta Georgia, San Diego Ca, Lima Peru and Pearl Harbor, HI. ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Assistant Project Scientist- Insect Endocrinology Research, UC-Riverside, Riverside, CA
  2. Extension Educator, Ag & Natural Res, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  3. Posts Doc Research Scholar, North Carolina St. Univ., Raleigh, NC
  4. Research Station Mgr., Pacific Ag Research, Salinas, CA
  5. Bioinformatics Res. Assoc I (Entomology & Plant Pathology) Univ Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  6. Post Doc Fellow (Hufbauer), Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
  7. Faculty Research Asst., Oregon State University, Corvallis, CO
***** Important Dates and Deadlines 2017 ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD:  APAC is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 10th annual award that will recognize an Administrative Professional employee's exceptional contributions to WSU/their area or unit.  The winner will be announced during the May 11, 2017 APAC meeting.  The nomination form can be found on the APAC website at https://apac.wsu.edu/awards-and-grants/ .  The deadline to submit your nomination is Friday, April 7, 2017.  For further information or to submit your nomination contact Gayle Anderson at anderson53@wsu.edu or 335-8350.   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.      

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March 27, 2017

Congratulations to Adekunle (Kunle) Adesanya who passed his PhD Preliminary Exam. Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Beverly Gerdeman who received Washington Red Raspberry Commission grants in the amount of $3,983 from the Washington Red Raspberry Commission for the Survey for Egg Parasitoids of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha Halys and  for WSU NWREC Raspberry Field Plot for Invasive Pests and Foliar/Fruit Disease Mgt Trials in the amount of $5,000
For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx The Insect Expo is this Saturday, April 1 in the CUE Atrium from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.  Tell your friends. Join your fellow entomologist at the PB-ESA Fun Run on Sunday April 2nd starting at 10:00 AM, at the Peace Memorial Park in Portland, OR.  See the flyer for more information.  I you are attending the Portland PB-ESA meeting be sure to show your support for our Linnaean Games team Robert Orpet, Rachel Olsson, Adrian Marshall, Alix Whitener, and Jim Hepler who will be representing WSU Entomology in the Linnaean Games at PB-ESA in Portland, OR the week of April 2 – 5, 2017.  GO COUGS!! 2017 ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD:  APAC is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 10th annual award that will recognize an Administrative Professional employee's exceptional contributions to WSU/their area or unit.  Exceptional is defined as beyond the expected or required performance; or have made a unique difference; or had far-reaching, impelling or compelling impact to their work area. Nominations can highlight contributions made by the employee that address (but not limited to): productivity; innovative problem solving; positive working relationships; and/or university or community service.  The winner will be announced during the May 11, 2017 APAC meeting.  The nomination form can be found on the APAC website at https://apac.wsu.edu/awards-and-grants/ The deadline to submit your nomination is Friday, April 7, 2017.  For further information or to submit your nomination contact Gayle Anderson at anderson53@wsu.edu or 335-8350.   Prestigious Fellowships Workshop: Learn about prestigious fellowship opportunities such as the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Ford Foundation, and USDA Fellowships, and how to be competitive in the application process. WHO: Graduate students and undergraduates who are considering graduate school When: April 10, 2017; 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.   Where: FSHN T101 & live-streamed Register: gradschool.wsu.edu/fellowships The Administrative Professional Advisory Council (APAC) is sponsoring the Leading Effective Teams workshop set for Wednesday, April 19th at 8:30 AM-10:30 AM in the CUB Jr. Ballroom.  It will be led by Kevin Parker (former WA St. Representative and adjunct faculty with Whitworth and Gonzaga Univ. MBA programs.  To register for this free seminar please RSVP to apac@wsu.edu by April 12. This event is open to all WSU staff and faculty.  For WSU staff outside of Pullman, APAC will provide a partial travel award for staff who would like to participate in person. Travel awards will be given to the first 20 people who apply and capped at $100 per person. You must send your RSVP and indicate your desire for the travel award by April 7.  April BBQ Save the date, for the Entomology & Food Science End of Year BBQ Celebration on Friday April 21, 2017  (see attached flyer).     E. Paul Catts Newsletter picPaul Catts Memorial Lecture: It’s an important year for WSU Entomology. We have several retirements over the past few years (and ongoing) that the department will recognize with a special event. We have invited our emeritus and newly retired faculty to the 20th Anniversary of the E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture. It will be an honor to celebrate their scholarly and scientific contributions at “A Celebration of WSU Entomology Past and Present.” As key members of our Department, past and present, the organizing committee (Steve Sheppard, Rich Zack, Adam Williams and myself) want to extend a special invitation to you.  Our guest speaker is Dr. Mark Brown, who himself is a WSU Entomology alumnus. The two-day extravaganza starts on Thursday April 20 at 2 pm with a scientific lecture by Dr. Mark Brown followed by the Department’s 21st annual “Insect Cinema Cult Classic” (see attachment) that same evening at 6pm. The main events will be on Friday April 21 starting at 4:00 pm with a reception for Dr. Mark Brown, followed by his public lecture at 5 pm and then dinner for the WSU Entomology department and its guests. We hope that you can make it! See the attached flyer with the details. Please RSVP to this link: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=da66dbe298274d96b198dfd1acad7d22 Looking forward to hearing from you and celebrating the incredible folks who have contributed so much to entomological science in Washington State, the nation and beyond. Laura Lavine.   2017 Earth Week Fair:  Please come and join us, on April 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, on the Terrell Mall, in educating the public at Washington State University about environmental awareness and stewardship by tabling during our annual Earth Week Fair. This event is hosted by the ASWSU Environmental Sustainability Alliance.  We would like to bring together different groups of people that are working on similar causes and make a statement about how many conscious individuals and groups truly care about the environment, and the differences we can all make together. If your organization is interested in joining us for this event, please follow this link to register: goo.gl/Ur3hPn. The deadline to sign up is noon on April 14th.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: KATHERINE FEE @KATHERINE.FEE@WSU.EDU OR (425) 750 – 3759.  Flyer is attached. ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Lepidoptera Identification Center Biologist (Pest Biologist 2), WA St Dept of Ag, Olympia, WA
  2. Research Asst., Texas A&M, College Station, TX
  3. Fellow (Postdoc), Kansas St. Univ., Manhattan, KS
  4. Research Associate, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  5. Assistant Scientist, Dept Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology, Iowa St. University, Ames, IA
  6. Entomology Field Resch Coordinator, Univ. of Nebraska, Mead, NE
  7. State Entomologist, St. of Vermont, Berlin, VT
  8. Vector-Borne Infectious Disease Asst., Assoc., or Full Professor, St. Paul, MN
  9. Asst. Project Scientist – Insect Endrocinology Research, Dept of Entomology, UC-Riverside
***** Important Dates and Deadlines The Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting this year will take place on April 2-5, 2017 in Portland Oregon at Hilton DoubleTree Hotel. You are encouraged to attend and to spread the word to colleagues and students about this meeting. Registration for the meeting has just opened on line: http://www.entsoc.org/pacific/2017-pacific-branch-annual-meeting. There you will also find information about submitting talks, posters and nominations for awards. Thanks to the work of program chairs Laura Levine and Erik Wenninger, and those who have stepped up to organize symposia, the program is going to be full and exciting. Portland, of course, is a perennial favorite location for PBESA meetings.   This year’s E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture events will take place on April 20 & 21.  The guest speaker is Mark Brown, Professor, Univ. of Georgia.  Dr. Brown received his Masters of Science in Entomology degree at WSU in 1981.  The scheduled events are:
  • Scientific Lecture: “Hormonal regulation of mosquito development and reproduction”
April 20, 2017 | 2pm | Location FSHN Building - T101
  • Insect Cinema Cult Classic (ICCC): “Mesquite” 1995 & TBA
April 20, 2017 | 6pm | Location TODD Building - 276
  • Public Lecture: “Mosquitoes have hormones too: why bother?”
April 21, 2017 | 5pm | Location CUE Building - 203 For event details visit http://entomology.wsu.edu/events/e-paul-catts/ RSVP for the Celebration Program & Dinner on April 21, 2017 at 6pm before April 16th, with the online form: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=da66dbe298274d96b198dfd1acad7d22   For Extension People:  Great opportunity to learn about Extension and applied research projects in urban and metropolitan areas in the US (many presentations by WSU).  It is very likely that WSU will be hosting the 2019 National Urban Extension conference in Seattle (decision to be announced at the May 7-11 conference).  The National Urban Extension Conference is less than three months away! Have you registered? Early bird pricing is available through March 17th.  If you have not yet registered, you can do so here: z.umn.edu/urbanext2017.  Keep the momentum going and join the Facebook group to learn more about what we’re planning!  We're looking forward to seeing you in May!  Brad Gaolach Ph. D., Conference Co-Chair, Director, WSU Metropolitan Center for Applied Research & Extension & Director, Western Center for Metropolitan Extension & Research.   Associate Professor; Community & Economic Development, Washington State University Extension,  WSU North Puget Sound at Everett,  2000 Tower Street – MS 45, Everett, WA  98201-1390 (MAP)  (o): 425.405.1734 (f): 425.405.1601   gaolach@wsu.edu   Faculty, students and researchers are invited and encouraged to join the Department of Entomology’s ResearchGate group to help make our profile more current and relevant.  ResearchGate is a professional network for scientists and researchers and some of you are already members.  To get more information and to join our group go to: https://www.researchgate.net/institution/Washington_State_University/department/Department_of_Entomology and click on Join this Department.  There is no cost to join ResearchGate. Red Polo   The prices on our Entomology Apparel have been reduced.  We still have lots of items in stock.    

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March 20, 2017

  Catherine DanielsThe next Entomology Colloquium will be on Monday, March 27 at 2:10 PM in FSHN 354.  Presenting will be Dr. Catherine Daniels.  Dr. Daniels is an Extension Specialist, Pesticide Coordinator & Director WA St. Pesticide Management Resource Service and Dept. of Entomology faculty member located at WSU-Puyallup.  The title of her presentation is “On the Topic of Pesticides: Could You Be Using One and Not Know It?”   For more info on Dr. Daniels go to:  http://ext100.wsu.edu/wsprs/wsprs-staff/ and http://entomology.wsu.edu/blog/2011/06/20/daniels/.  The AMS dial # is 5701680.    The Office of Multicultural Student Services Academic Enrichment Center is hosting a Workshop titled: Money & Taxes. It will be on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 12:10 pm in CUB 410.  The facilitator will be Dianne Schlott, Finance Manager, MSS.  Free pizza will be provided.   Mushrooms & the Mycology of ConsciousnessJoin us in Seattle on March 29th at the Moore Theatre for an evening with Paul Staments and Louis Schwartzberg.  Paul Staments is the founder and president of Fungi Perfecti.  He is a mycology expert, TED speaker and developer of innovative mushroom technologies.  Louis Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer whose work has appeared on National Geographic and Disney Nature.  Event speakers will also include Dr. W. Steve Sheppard and Dr. Brandon Hopkins.  Proceeds from this event will support the WSU Honey Bee + Pollinator Research Program.  To learn more go to http://bees.wsu.edu/seattle/ or http://bees.wsu.edu/.   Join your fellow entomologist at the PB-ESA Fun Run on Sunday April 2nd starting at 10:00 AM, at the Peace Memorial Park in Portland, OR.  See the flyer for more information.   2017 ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD:  APAC is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 10th annual award that will recognize an Administrative Professional employee's exceptional contributions to WSU/their area or unit.  Exceptional is defined as beyond the expected or required performance; or have made a unique difference; or had far reaching, impelling or compelling impact to their work area. Nominations can highlight contributions made by the employee that address (but not limited to): productivity; innovative problem solving; positive working relationships; and/or university or community service.  The winner will be announced during the May 11, 2017 APAC meeting.  The nomination form can be found on the APAC website at  https://apac.wsu.edu/awards-and-grants/ The deadline to submit your nomination is Friday, April 7, 2017.  For further information or to submit your nomination contact Gayle Anderson at anderson53@wsu.edu or 335-8350.   Prestigious Fellowships Workshop: Learn about prestigious fellowship opportunities such as the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Ford Foundation, and USDA Fellowships, and how to be competitive in the application process. WHO: Graduate students and undergraduates who are considering graduate school When: April 10, 2017; 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Where: FSHN T101 & live-streamed Register: gradschool.wsu.edu/fellowships   Paul Catts Memorial Lecture: It’s an important year for WSU Entomology. We have several retirements over the past few years (and ongoing) that the department will recognize with a special event. We have invited our emeritus and newly retired faculty to the 20th Anniversary of the E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture. It will be an honor to celebrate their scholarly and scientific contributions at “A Celebration of WSU Entomology Past and Present.” As key members of our Department, past and present, the organizing committee (Steve Sheppard, Rich Zack, Adam Williams and I) want to extend a special invitation to you. Our guest speaker is Dr. Mark Brown, who himself is a WSU Entomology alumnus. The two-day extravaganza starts on Thursday April 20 at 2 pm with a scientific lecture by Dr. Mark Brown followed by the Department’s 21st annual “Insect Cinema Cult Classic” that same evening at 6pm. The main events will be on Friday April 21 starting at 4:00 pm with a reception for Dr. Mark Brown, followed by his public lecture at 5 pm and then dinner for the WSU Entomology department and its guests. We hope that you can make it! See the attached flyer with the details. Please RSVP to this link: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=da66dbe298274d96b198dfd1acad7d22 I look forward to hearing from you and celebrating the incredible folks who have contributed so much to entomological science in Washington State, the nation and beyond. Laura Lavine ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Asst/Assoc Professor, Potato and Sugarbeet Pathology, Michigan St.  Univ., East Lansing, MI
  2. Postdoc, Dept of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management Colorado St. Univ., Fort Collins, CO
  3. AgCenter Research Assoc. (Entomology), Louisiana St. Univ Ag Center, Northeast Louisiana
  4. Assistant Professor (Urban Entomology), Dept of Entomology, Louisiana St. Univ., Winnsboro, LA
  5. Assistant Res. Scientist, AgriLife at Texas A&M, College Station, TX
  6. Extension Educator, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI
  7. Associate Director/Field Research Coordinator, Univ. of California-Davis, Davis, CA
***** Important Dates and Deadlines   WSU colleagues at the 2017 Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Exhibitions.  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 Friday, March 31, 2017, at the Carey Senior Ballroom from 8:30-12:00PM. The WSU Celebrating Excellence event will be on Friday, March 31, 2017.  The social hour begins at 5:30 PM, followed by the banquet at 6:30 PM. Celebrating Excellence honors the outstanding achievements of WSU faculty and staff.  The newest recipients of:
  • the Eminent Faculty Award
  • the V. Lane Rawlins Distinguished Lifetime Service Award
  • the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Awards
  • the President’s Employee Excellence Awards
  • the President’s Distinguished Teaching Awards for Non-Tenure Track Faculty
  • the Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award
  • the Faculty Diversity Award
  • the Association for Faculty Women Samuel H. Smith Leadership Award and
  • the presenter of the Distinguished Faculty Address are honored at this banquet.
This year’s newly tenured and promoted faculty, and new patent awardees are also honored during this special evening. Price is $45/person. Please plan to attend and support your colleagues.  Reservations can be made online at https://showcase.wsu.edu/celebrating-excellence-banquet/ through Friday, March 17. Please contact University Events at 509-335-4737 or wsuevent@wsu.edu with any questions. The Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting this year will take place on April 2-5, 2017 in Portland Oregon at Hilton DoubleTree Hotel. You are encouraged to attend and to spread the word to colleagues and students about this meeting. Registration for the meeting has just opened on line: http://www.entsoc.org/pacific/2017-pacific-branch-annual-meeting. There you will also find information about submitting talks, posters and nominations for awards. Thanks to the work of program chairs Laura Levine and Erik Wenninger, and those who have stepped up to organize symposia, the program is going to be full and exciting. Portland, of course, is a perennial favorite location for PBESA meetings. This year’s E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture events will take place on April 20 & 21.  The guest speaker is Mark Brown, Professor, Univ. of Georgia.  Dr. Brown received his Masters of Science in Entomology degree at WSU in 1981.  The scheduled events are:
  • Scientific Lecture: “Hormonal regulation of mosquito development and reproduction”
April 20, 2017 | 2pm | Location FSHN Building - T101
  • Insect Cinema Cult Classic (ICCC): “Mesquite” 1995 & TBA
April 20, 2017 | 6pm | Location TODD Building - 276
  • Public Lecture: “Mosquitoes have hormones too: why bother?”
April 21, 2017 | 5pm | Location CUE Building - 203 For event details visit http://entomology.wsu.edu/events/e-paul-catts/ RSVP for the Celebration Program & Dinner on April 21, 2017 at 6pm before April 16th, with the online form: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=da66dbe298274d96b198dfd1acad7d22 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.      

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March 13, 2017

The next Entomology Faculty meeting will be on Friday, May 24th at 11:00 AM. The AMS dial number is 5703442.   EGSA Speaker 2017The next Colloquium will be by the EGSA student choice speaker, Dr. Mary Barbercheck from Penn State. Her talk is titled: A Growing Concern: Women Farmers Sustaining Agriculture and the Environment. Her seminar will be during colloquium on March 20th at 2:10 pm, in FSHN T-101. We will send out her itinerary the week of February 20th for all to sign up for meetings.”  See the attachment of the flyer.  For more info on Dr. Barbercheck go to:  http://ento.psu.edu/directory/meb34.   The CAHNRS Honors Awards Celebration will be on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at the Schweitzer Event Center (at 1825 Schweitzer Dr).  The reception and Silent Auction begins at 5:00 PM with the dinner and program at 6:00 PM.  This event honors the students and supporters of CAHNRS. Register online by March 20th.  If you have questions contact Alanna Ellis at acellis@wsu.edu<mailto:acellis@wsu.edu.  For more info go to: http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/emails/cahnrs/honors/20170316-invite-fs.html?utm_source=cahnrs-honors-fs-lastchance&utm_campaign=alumni-development&utm_medium=email&utm_content=view-online. The WSU Celebrating Excellence event will be on Friday, March 31, 2017.  The social hour begins at 5:30 PM, followed by the banquet at 6:30 PM. The reservation deadline to attend the Celebrating Excellence Recognition Banquet is this Friday, March 17thCelebrating Excellence honors the outstanding achievements of WSU faculty and staff.  The newest recipients of:

  • the Eminent Faculty Award
  • the V. Lane Rawlins Distinguished Lifetime Service Award
  • the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Awards
  • the President’s Employee Excellence Awards
  • the President’s Distinguished Teaching Awards for Non-Tenure Track Faculty
  • the Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award
  • the Faculty Diversity Award
  • the Association for Faculty Women Samuel H. Smith Leadership Award and
  • the presenter of the Distinguished Faculty Address are honored at this banquet.
This year’s newly tenured and promoted faculty, and new patent awardees are also honored during this special evening. Price is $45/person. Please plan to attend and support your colleagues.  Reservations can be made online at https://showcase.wsu.edu/celebrating-excellence-banquet/ through Friday, March 17. Please contact University Events at 509-335-4737 or wsuevent@wsu.edu with any questions. David James was featured in a Northwest 4 news article in the March 6th  edition of the Yakima Herald-Republic.  The title of the article is “Expert from WSU to offer butterfly program at Yakima Arboretum.”  A copy of the article is attached. Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:
  • Betsy Beers who received a grants totaling $49,134 from Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission for research on 1) Insecticide Resistance of SWD in Sweet Cherry and 2) Spotted wing drosophila management in stone fruit.  Betsy also received funding from Nichino America in the amount of $18,000 for research support concerning Insect Control on Tree Fruit. (3/6/2017)
For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx Sir Doug WalshIt was announced this week that Doug Walsh is this year’s recipient Sahlin Faculty Excellence for Outreach and Engagement.   As the statewide director of integrated pest management for WSU Extension, he researches sustainable protection for crops and their insect pollinators. His work over the past 15 years has reduced farmers’ use of certain pesticides by 100,000 pounds per year in the Pacific Northwest. Crops and industries that have benefited include wine grapes, hybrid poplars, vegetables, dry beans and alfalfa for livestock. Walsh has received national and state awards for integrated pest management and extension service. He averages two extension presentations per month to stakeholders such as the Washington Mint Association, Hope Research Council, Pacific Northwest Vegetable Growers Association and more. Learn more about him at http://entomology.wsu.edu/blog/2011/06/20/walsh/.  Doug will one of the honoree’s at the Celebrating Excellence event. Join your fellow entomologist at the PB-ESA Fun Run on Sunday April 2nd starting at 10:00 AM, at the Peace Memorial Park in Portland, OR.  See the flyer for more information. This year’s E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture events will take place on April 20 & 21.  The guest speaker is Mark Brown, Professor, Univ. of Georgia.  Dr. Brown received his Masters of Science in Entomology degree at WSU in 1981.  The scheduled events are:
  • Scientific Lecture: “Hormonal regulation of mosquito development and reproduction”
April 20, 2017 | 2pm | Location FSHN Building - T101
  • Insect Cinema Cult Classic (ICCC): “Mesquite” 1995 & TBA
April 20, 2017 | 6pm | Location TODD Building - 276
  • Public Lecture: “Mosquitoes have hormones too: why bother?”
April 21, 2017 | 5pm | Location CUE Building - 203 For event details visit http://entomology.wsu.edu/events/e-paul-catts/ RSVP for the Celebration Program & Dinner on April 21, 2017 at 6pm  before April 16th, with the online form: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=da66dbe298274d96b198dfd1acad7d22 Faculty, students and researchers are invited and encouraged to join the Department of Entomology’s ResearchGate group to help make our profile more current and relevant.  ResearchGate is a professional network for scientists and researchers and some of you are already members.  To get more information and to join our group go to: https://www.researchgate.net/institution/Washington_State_University/department/Department_of_Entomology and click on Join this Department.  There is no cost to join ResearchGate. ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
  2. Scientist, Applied Entomology, Plant & Food Res. Applied Ent Group, Te Puke, New Zealand
  3. Bio-statistician/Epidemiologist/Toxicologist in Honey Bee Health, Dept of Entomology, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD.
***** The prices on our Entomology Apparel have been reduced.  We still have many items in stock. ***** Important Dates and Deadlines   For Extension People:  Great opportunity to learn about Extension and applied research projects in urban and metropolitan areas in the US (many presentations by WSU).  It is very likely that WSU will be hosting the 2019 National Urban Extension conference in Seattle (decision to be announced at the May conference).  The National Urban Extension Conference is less than three months away! Have you registered? Early bird pricing is available through March 17th.  If you have not yet registered, you can do so here: z.umn.edu/urbanext2017.  Keep the momentum going and join the Facebook group to learn more about what we’re planning!  We're looking forward to seeing you in May!  Brad Gaolach Ph. D., Conference Co-Chair, Director, WSU Metropolitan Center for Applied Research & Extension & Director, Western Center for Metropolitan Extension & Research.   Associate Professor; Community & Economic Development, Washington State University Extension,  WSU North Puget Sound at Everett,  2000 Tower Street – MS 45, Everett, WA  98201-1390 (MAP)  (o): 425.405.1734 (f): 425.405.1601   gaolach@wsu.edu WSU colleagues at the 2017 Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Exhibitions.  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 Friday, March 31, 2017, at the Carey Senior Ballroom from 8:30-12:00PM.    

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March 6, 2017

The next Entomology Faculty meeting will be on Friday, March 24 at 11:00 AM.  Conference dial # to come. The public forum on Monday has to do with revising Pullman’s city taxicab ordinance which would allow for shared ride services such as Uber to operate in the community.  The forum is on Monday March 13th at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers at Pullman City Hall. EGSA Speaker 2017Entomology Colloquium:  There will be no colloquium presentation on Monday, March 13 due to Spring Break.  The next Colloquium will be by the EGSA student choice speaker, Dr. Mary Barbercheck from Penn State. Her talk is titled: A Growing Concern: Women Farmers Sustaining Agriculture and the Environment. Her seminar will be during colloquium on March 20th at 2:10 pm, except will take place in FSHN T-101. We will send out her itinerary the week of February 20th for all to sign up for meetings.”  See the attachment of the flyer. David James was featured in a Northwest 4 news article in the March 6 edition of the Yakima Hearld-Republic.  The title of the article is “Expert from WSU to offer butterfly program at Yakima Arboretum.”  A copy of the article is attached. Call for 2017 Entomology Graduate Student Research Awards:  Graduate student Research Awards – Spring 2017.  The deadline for submission is 5pm on March 17th for our 2017 “Student of the Year,” “Paper of the Year,” and “Errett Deck Research Fellowship” award submissions. The “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” will be respectively supported by the Robert and Mary Lou Harwood and Howard and Hermina Hargarth scholarship endowments. The "Student of the Year" award is given in recognition of the student’s academic achievements and scholarly service contributions. The “Paper of the Year" will be awarded in recognition of an exceptional manuscript with a student as lead author. For consideration of this award, the paper must be accepted for publication, or appeared in print over the 12 months, preceding the application deadline. Application for this award includes an additional requirement: A copy of the manuscript, or a copy of the letter (email) from the journal indicating the paper has been accepted for publication.This year as appropriate, up to $9,000 total will be awarded to no more than two graduate students by the Errett Deck Fellowship. Errett and Evelyn Deck created this fellowship to advance excellence of graduates to “protect and promote production agriculture through effective pest control.” These funds will be awarded to students with research projects in agriculture or for research to develop agriculture practices that will protect and promote production agriculture through effective pest control so that Washington farmers can compete in world markets. INSTRUCTIONS:  In all cases, applications will have three components, which should be emailed to Adam (adam.williams@wsu.edu):

  1. A 500 word (or less) essay from the student concisely explaining why they are deserving of the award. In the case of the Deck research fellowship, for example, 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 describe 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.
We look forward to seeing your award submissions.  Rich, Rose, and Betsy I wanted to send out a reminder that the Meeting Place conferencing system will be turned off on March 10, 2017.  Meetings cannot currently be scheduled beyond March 9, 2017 so this should not affect any currently scheduled meetings. As of that time, Skype for Business will be the replacement conferencing product provided by ITS for both voice and video conferencing from your desktop or mobile device.  (This does not affect the video conferencing service provided by Academic Media Services in any way.) If you have not done so, I would really encourage you to become familiar with Skype for Business and start using this conferencing product as soon as possible so there is no interruption in your ability to schedule conferences.  HRS also has training courses and videos to help you become familiar with the specifics of using this product.  Questions on Skype for Business should be directed to your local IT support or CougTech. The Center for Reproductive Biology would like to announce the opening of registration for the 2017 microscope maintenance service facilitated by the Center. We have arranged for Christine Glinski, a service technician from Pacific Microsystems, Seattle, to come and service microscopes (maintenance (especially after moving), and cleaning) at WSU and the University of Idaho. Christine will offer the additional service of instruction on how to maintain your microscope, if needed. She will be in Pullman/Moscow Tuesday, April 18 and, dependent on demand, April 19. Prices are listed below (labor is included): $135 each for LARGER inverted and compound microscopes $110 Inverted or compound microscopes $95 for simple compound microscope $55 each for stereo microscopes Travel cost: $95.00 (shared between all users) If you are interested in this service, please respond to this email with the information requested below. Response deadline is Monday, April 10 @ 5:00pm.
  1. Name of the PI
  2. The type of microscopes (e.g. large inverted, inverted, upright or stereo) and the brand name/model name (e.g. Zeiss Axioplan IE)
  3. How many microscopes
  4. Location of microscopes
  5. Your budget number for billing and the departmental contact for purchasing
  6. Any time constraints (e.g. not Monday afternoon, etc)
If you have questions contact Carolyn Emerson-Farr emersonc@vetmed.wsu.edu or 509-335-2473 Mushrooms & the Mycology of ConsciousnessJoin us in Seattle on March 29th at the Moore Theatre for an evening with Paul Staments and Louis Schwartzberg.  Paul Staments is the founder and president of Fungi Perfecti.  He is a mycology expert, TED speaker and developer of innovative mushroom technologies.  Louis Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer whose work has appeared on National Geographic and Disney Nature.  Event speakers will also include Dr. W. Steve Sheppard and Dr. Brandon Hopkins.  Proceeds from this event will support the WSU Honey Bee + Pollinator Research Program.  To learn more go to http://bees.wsu.edu/seattle/ or http://bees.wsu.edu/.   Faculty, Students and Researcher are invited and encouraged to join the Department of Entomology’s ResearchGate group to help make our profile more current and relevant.  ResearchGate is a professional network for scientists and researchers and some of you are already members.  To get more information and to join our group go to: https://www.researchgate.net/institution/Washington_State_University/department/Department_of_Entomology and click on Join this Department.  There is no cost to join ResearchGate. If you engage in pesticide research, application, handling, or recommendation activities as part of your WSU employment, you must follow all WSU Pesticide Policy requirements as defined in the WSU Business Policies & Procedures Manual (BPPM). Refresh your knowledge of WSU Pesticide Policy requirements by visiting WSU Employee Resources at the Washington State Pest Management Resource Service (WSPRS) website. The Pesticide Policy training modules are available as videos, video transcripts, and podcasts.  Find the related WSU Pesticide Policy BPPM sections here: WSU Pesticide Policy applies to ALL WSU EMPLOYEES (with or without a pesticide applicator’s license) who are engaged in pesticide-related work, including students, volunteers, faculty and staff. If you have any questions about the training, pesticide policy, pesticide license requirements, or experimental use of pesticides, please contact Dr. Catherine Daniels, WSU Pesticide Coordinator, at 253-445-4611 or cdaniels@wsu.edu. From the Grad School: It’s that time of year again when we make changes to the admission application. That also means you have a chance to add video interviews to your application process. Applicants are shown videos of the questions you want (you record them), and then have two minutes to record a response. They can’t go back and re-do the questions, so you get a candid answer. There are two ways to have the interviews processed. First, you could have all applicants immediately sent a link to the interview form as soon as they submit their online application. This could cause quite a bit of work depending on how many applicants you get. Second, you could send the link only to those applicants you are most interested in getting more information from. That way you only have to process the interviews for a subset of applications. We are only allowed to set this up during our annual change period, so I need to know if you are interested and have all materials (videos of questions, text of questions) by March 26th. That gives me enough time to get everything together for submission to CollegeNET by my deadline. If you would like more information or have questions contact Scott Bean at the Grad School at 509-335-3806 scott.bean@wsu.edu From International Programs:  You probably have heard that starting April 3, 2017, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. This suspension may last up to 6 months, and it will apply to all H-1B petitions filed on or after April 3, 2017. It may impact some of your incoming and current H-1B employees. Please feel free to contact us or schedule a phone call to discuss how it would impact your individual H-1B worker(s).  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Jan jan.keiser@wsu.edu, Maria maria.cardieri@wsu.edu, Dulce dbeltran@wsu.edu ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Endowed Chair in Urban Entomology, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
  2. Research Associate (Entomology/Insect Ecology), Montana St. Univ., Conrad, MT
  3. Research Asst Professor, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  4. Post Doc Research Assoc. Grassland Ecology, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  5. Junior Researcher, Coll. of Tropical Agr and Human Resources, Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences, Univ of Hawaii-Manoa - Honolulu, HI
  6. Scientist III-Entomology, General Dynamics Info Tech, Frederick, MD
  7. Asst. Professor, Medical Entomology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  8. Vice Pres for Ag Administration & Dean, Ohio St. Univ, Columbus, OH
  9. Research Station Manager, Pacific Ag Research, Salinas, CA
***** SHARED LEAVE REQUESTS: Pat Strong, our FSHN custodian and John “Jack” Niedbala, (MS Entomology 2013/WSU Crops & Soils Sci employee) are approved for shared leave.  You may use accumulated annual leave, sick leave (up to 80 hrs) or personal holiday. You will need to know your current balances for annual leave or sick leave.  If you want to give shared leave for either or both of these individuals.  See Dory for the form to fill out.  Questions about the procedures to donate earned leave to any approved individual can be directed to Sally Wickizer (wickizer@wsu.edu) at Human Resource Services. ***** The prices on our Entomology Apparel have been reduced.  We still have lots of items in stock. ***** Important Dates and Deadlines   Poster contest:  We have organized a poster design competition open to all WSU students. The purpose of the poster competition is to try to increase diversity in computing by breaking down stereotypes and introducing students to the possibility of taking CptS 111, the UCORE [QUAN] programming course at WSU. There is a $150 Amazon gift card prize for the best poster!  The winning poster will be printed and posted around the campus to get more people excited about technology and computing.  The deadline for the competition is: 11:59 p.m. PST, Wednesday, March 15, 2017.For more detailed information please visit: http://bpc.eecs.wsu.edu/poster/.  For convenience I have attached a pdf of a flyer that can be forwarded to students and advisors.  Josh Whiting Ed. M., Director of Undergraduate Advising EECS, joshwhiting@wsu.edu The Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting this year will take place on April 2-5, 2017 in Portland Oregon at Hilton DoubleTree Hotel. You are encouraged to attend and to spread the word to colleagues and students about this meeting. Registration for the meeting has just opened on line: http://www.entsoc.org/pacific/2017-pacific-branch-annual-meeting. There you will also find information about submitting talks, posters and nominations for awards. Thanks to the work of program chairs Laura Levine and Erik Wenninger, and those who have stepped up to organize symposia, the program is going to be full and exciting. Portland, of course, is a perennial favorite location for PBESA meetings. 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.      

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February 27, 2017

Entomology Colloquium:  The speaker for Monday, March 6, is Dr. Brandon Hopkins. Dr. is the Apiary and Laboratory Manager for the WSU Apiary Program. The title of his presentation is Cold Cases: Cryopreservation and Refrigeration to Help Honey Bees.”  For more info about Dr. Hopkins go to:  http://entomology.wsu.edu/apis/people/   https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brandon_Hopkins.  All colloquium presentations are held in FSHN 354, the Entomology Department classroom and begin at 2:10 PM.  The AMS dial # is 5701680. W.S. Wheeler TPSA AwardCongratulations to Wendy Sue Wheeler who received the Outstanding Member Contribution by The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (TPSA) at it’s annual conference in San Diego, California in February where three awards were presented. Wendy Sue jumped into service with TPSA from the start.  She was selected to serve on the Board of Directors and has served leadership roles for the 2016 and 2017 annual conference.  She is a person that gets things done and always does it with her engaging smile.  Ask her to do something and it will be tackled.  Her organizational skills have served her and TPSA well. There are many unseen efforts provided by Wendy Sue throughout each year.  TPSA is lucky to have a relatively new member to take on such responsibilities.  She is an inspiration for others.  It takes a team to achieve success as an association and team player is one of her best attributes.  Wheeler serves as the Extension Coordinator for Washington State University located at Pullman, Washington. The other awards presented were:   Leadership in Product Stewardship – Private Industry or the Pizzy Award to Meister Media, Willoughby, Ohio; and Program Excellence award to Garnet Cooke, Pesticide Coordinator, OSHA, Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services  Please go to the TPSA web site for more information.   Sir Doug WalshSoon to be Sir Doug. Professor Doug Walsh will be knighted into the Order of the Hop this August at the International Hop Congress. The Order of the Hop was instituted by John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy and Count of Flanders in 1406. In 1971 the International Hop Growers Bureau re-established the Order of the Hop to honor great achievers in the hop industry.       Call for 2017 Entomology Graduate Student Research Awards:  Graduate student Research Awards – Spring 2017.  The deadline for submission is 5pm on March 17th for our 2017 “Student of the Year,” “Paper of the Year,” and “Errett Deck Research Fellowship” award submissions. The “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” will be respectively supported by the Robert and Mary Lou Harwood and Howard and Hermina Hargarth scholarship endowments. The "Student of the Year" award is given in recognition of the student’s academic achievements and scholarly service contributions. The “Paper of the Year" will be awarded in recognition of an exceptional manuscript with a student as lead author. For consideration of this award, the paper must be accepted for publication or appeared in print over the 12 months preceding the application deadline. Application for this award includes an additional requirement: A copy of the manuscript, or a copy of the letter (email) from the journal indicating the paper has been accepted for publication.This year as appropriate, up to $9,000 total will be awarded to no more than two graduate students by the Errett Deck Fellowship. Errett and Evelyn Deck created this fellowship to advance excellence of graduates to “protect and promote production agriculture through effective pest control.” These funds will be awarded to students with research projects in agriculture or for research to develop agriculture practices that will protect and promote production agriculture through effective pest control so that Washington farmers can compete in world markets. INSTRUCTIONS:  In all cases, applications will have three components, which should be emailed to Adam (adam.williams@wsu.edu):

  1. A 500 word (or less) essay from the student concisely explaining why they are deserving of the award. In the case of the Deck research fellowship, for example, 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 describe 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.
We look forward to seeing your award submissions.  Rich, Rose, and Betsy Faculty, Students and Researcher are invited to join the Department of Entomology’s ResearchGate group to help make our profile more current and relevant.  ResearchGate  is a professional network for scientists and researchers.   Several of you are already members.    To get more information and to join our group go to: https://www.researchgate.net/institution/Washington_State_University/department/Department_of_Entomology and click on Join this Department.  There is no cost to join ResearchGate. CAHNRS now accepting Summer of 2017 CAHNRS internship proposals, but we’ll only have a limited amount of them funded.  From this time moving forward, we’ll need to adjust the amount of summer credits that CAHNRS will cover down to one credit at $500.  Please let me know if you have any questions. Call for Proposals for CAHNRS Undergraduate Internships for Summer and Fall 2017 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 summer or fall of 2017. 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 summer or fall to each selected faculty mentor in partial support of these internship experiences. Summer interns will also receive additional funding for an internship credit at $500 up to 1 credit, 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. What are the guidelines for funding consideration?
  1. The project must align with the CAHNRS mission (see http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/overview/).
  2. The project must expand beyond a time-slip or hourly worker experience. The intern is expected to have a mentored experience that expands their expertise in a discipline while strengthening their interest in a career in this area.
  3. Mentor must agree to manage the project and complete the assessment process as described in the CAHNRS Internship Handbook.
  4. Mentor must agree to provide additional resources for salary, supplies, etc. for the intern as needed.
  5. Mentor and interns must agree to participate in SURCA: The WSU Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities*. Abstracts are due in mid-February and the poster/oral presentation contest will be held in March of 2018 on the Pullman campus. Off-campus students may make virtual presentations (for details visit the SURCA website). *Interns are required to participate in SURCA the following spring, if the intern has not yet graduated.
  6. Only one internship project may be submitted per faculty member each funding cycle, and only one internship project per faculty member will be funded per year, for example: if you received funding for the Spring 2017/Summer 2017 cycle, you are not eligible for funding in the Summer 2017/Fall 2017 cycle.
What can the funding be used for? Funding will be placed in the faculty member’s operating account and resources may be used to provide salary for the intern, supplies required to execute the project, and/or for project related travel by the intern. Since funding is from state resources, it may not be used for student scholarships or applied directly to the student’s account. Funding must be expended by March 31, 2018. This deadline extends through the following spring to accommodate funding needs for participating in SURCA. More specific instructions on payment will be provided upon the acceptance of the faculty member’s proposal. What are the requirements for a student to be considered for an internship?
  1. Students must be certified in a CAHNRS major with a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.75 to qualify for consideration.
  2. Students must have a record of consistent enrollment at WSU.
  3. Students must enroll in and pay for 2 internship credits or 2 credits in a special problems course (495, 499, etc.) during the time the internship experience occurs. Fall interns will be expected to enroll in fall credits, and summer interns will be expected to enroll in summer credits, etc. There will be no exceptions to this policy. Please note that if the student’s credit hour load exceeds 18 per semester, the student will incur additional credit fees. We discourage students from exceeding the 18-credit load limit per semester.
  4. Interns must agree to follow the guidelines, reporting and assessment processes outlined in the CAHNRS Internship Handbook.
What is the timeline for this process? (All deadlines are at 5 pm on the date listed unless otherwise noted.)
  1. March 2: Request for proposals distributed to CAHNRS faculty.
  2. March 17: Proposals due electronically at 11:59pm to Herb Lengel(herbert_lengel@wsu.edu)
  3. March 24: Faculty will be notified of outcome of proposal review process.
  4. March 27: Accepted proposals seeking interns will be posted on website for student review.
  5. April 14: Student applications must be submitted through the website by 11:59pm.
  6. April 17: Faculty will receive applications for qualified students interested in their position.
  7. May 5: Intern matching and selection process will conclude.
  8. May 8: Internship offers will be made by this date.
SHARED LEAVE REQUESTS: Pat Strong, our FSHN custodian and John “Jack” Niedbala, (MS Entomology 2013/WSU Crops & Soils Sci employee) have been approved for shared leave.  You may use accumulated annual leave, sick leave (up to  80 hrs) or personal holiday. You will need to know your current balances for annual leave or sick leave.  If you want to give shared leave for either or both of these individuals see Dory for the form to fill out.  Questions about the procedures to donate earned leave to any approved individual can be directed to Sally Wickizer (wickizer@wsu.edu) at Human Resource Services. ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Asst Professor of Entomology: Toxicology, Penn St. Univ., Univ. Park, PA
  2. Asst Professor of Public Health Entomology, Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  3. Irrigated Ag. Entomology Fellowship, Oregon State Univ., Hermiston, OR
  4. Asst Professor, Plant Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  5. Postdoc Researcher, Endosymbiont Ecology Lab, Dept of Entomology, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
***** We still have lots of Entomology Apparel items available and the prices on our have been reduced. ***** Important Dates and Deadlines   For Extension People:  Great opportunity to learn about Extension and applied research projects in urban and metropolitan areas in the US (many presentations by WSU).  It is very likely that WSU will be hosting the 2019 National Urban Extension conference in Seattle (decision to be announced at the May conference).  The National Urban Extension Conference is less than three months away! Have you registered? Early bird pricing is available through March 17th.  If you have not yet registered, you can do so here: z.umn.edu/urbanext2017.  Keep the momentum going and join the Facebook group to learn more about what we’re planning!  We're looking forward to seeing you in May!  Brad Gaolach Ph. D., Conference Co-Chair, Director, WSU Metropolitan Center for Applied Research & Extension & Director, Western Center for Metropolitan Extension & Research.   Associate Professor; Community & Economic Development, Washington State University Extension,  WSU North Puget Sound at Everett,  2000 Tower Street – MS 45, Everett, WA  98201-1390 (MAP)  (o): 425.405.1734 (f): 425.405.1601   gaolach@wsu.edu WSU colleagues at the 2017 Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Exhibitions.  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 Friday, March 31, 2017, at the Carey Senior Ballroom from 8:30-12:00PM.      

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February 20, 2017

Entomology Colloquium:  The speaker for Monday, February 27th is Dr. Steve Garczynski. Dr. Garczynski is a research geneticist (insects) at the USDA/ARS Wapato Research Laboratory at the Temperate Tree Fruit and Vegetable Research Center in Wapato, WA, and is an adjunct faculty in the Entomology Department. The title of his presentation is “Use of CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing to Determine Protein Function in Codling Moth.”  For more info about Dr. Garczynski go to:  https://www.ars.usda.gov/people-locations/person?person-id=39563.   All colloquium presentations are held in FSHN 354, the Entomology Department classroom and begin at 2:10 PM.  The AMS dial # is 5701680. Joseph Taylor was one of the three WSU highlighted graduate students in a recent Seattle Times publication  titled “Advanced Degrees:  A critical Step to changing the world.” The other featured students were Emily (PhD student in Biological Sciences) and Ian Richardson (PhD in Material  Science and Engineering).  To read the article go to: http://www.seattletimes.com/sponsored/advanced-degrees-a-critical-step-to-changing-the world/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1&_native   W.S. Wheeler V.P.Congratulations to Wendy Sue Wheeler who was elected as the 2017 Vice President/President Elect of The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (TPSA).  The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (TPSA), founded in 2000, is an organization of federal, state and local governmental agencies, educational and research institutions, public organizations, private corporations and individuals that are actively involved in different aspects of pesticide stewardship.  The goals of TPSA are to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and longevity of various pesticide stewardship efforts.  Check the TPSA web site for more information.    Baby Lily We are happy to learn that Fang (Rose) Zhu delivered her baby.  Her daughter Lily was born on February 11th at the Pullman Regional Hospital weighing in 6 lbs 4 oz.  Mother and baby are doing well and enjoying this very special time.     SHARED LEAVE REQUESTS: Pat Strong, our FSHN custodian and John “Jack” Niedbala, (MS Entomology 2013/WSU Crops & Soils Sci employee) have been approved for shared leave.  You may use accumulated annual leave, sick leave (up to  80 hrs) or personal holiday. You will need to know your current balances for annual leave or sick leave.  If you want to give shared leave for either or both of these individuals see Dory for the form to fill out.  Questions about the procedures to donate earned leave to any approved individual can be directed to Sally Wickizer (wickizer@wsu.edu) at Human Resource Services.   EGSA Speaker 2017 EGSA student choice speaker this year is Dr. Mary Barbercheck from Penn State. Her talk is titled: A Growing Concern: Women Farmers Sustaining Agriculture and the Environment. Her seminar will be during colloquium on March 20th, 2:10 pm, except will take place in FSHN T-101. We will send out her itinerary the week of February 20th for all to sign up for meetings.”  See the attachment of the flyer.   Join us in Seattle on March 29th at the Moore Theatre for an evening with Paul Staments and Louis Schwartzberg.  Paul Staments is the founder and president of Fungi Perfecti.  He is a mycology expert, TED speaker and developer of innovative mushroom technologies.  Louis Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer whose work has appeared on National Geographic and DisneyNature.  Event speakers will also include Dr. W. Steve Sheppard and Dr. Brandon Hopkins.  Proceeds from this event will support the WSU Honey Bee + Pollinator Research Program.  To learn more see the attached flyer or go to http://bees.wsu.edu/seattle/ or http://bees.wsu.edu/. Free Evergreen ads for student groups:  Belong to a registered student organization at WSU? The Daily Evergreen and the WSU Pullman Services and Activities Fees Committee have partnered to let you advertise your RSO event for free.  Ad options include any size print or online ad, and photo booth rental. All ad applications must be approved by the Advertising Fund committee. Preference is given to RSOs but any student group may apply for funding. Funding is limited, so apply early on CougSync.   WSU undergraduates and graduate students are encouraged to apply for an Alexander A. Smick Scholarship in Rural Community Service and Development. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote student engagement with an applied course of study in the field of rural community service and development. Successful applicants will outline a specific activity in rural community service and development that will be supported by the scholarship and conducted during the 2017 calendar year under the direction of a WSU faculty member who has relevant academic credentials in community service and development.  Information about the scholarship can be found here: http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/academics/scholarships/2017/alexander-a-smick-scholarship-due-22817/ or see the documents attached to this message.  The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  If you have any questions about the scholarship, please do not hesitate to contact me at jgoldberger@wsu.edu.  Jessica Goldberger, Chair, Smick Scholarship Committee. See attachment for info and forms.   The Dean’s Office is happy to announce the CAHNRS Dean’s Excellence Scholarship.  We will be awarding $2000 per year, $1000 for an undergraduate student and $1000 for a graduate student.  Please find attached a nomination form with additional information and criteria.  Send your nominations to Britta Nitcy, nitcy@wsu.edu, by February 28, 2017.   Poster contest:  We have organized a poster design competition open to all WSU students. The purpose of the poster competition is to try to increase diversity in computing by breaking down stereotypes and introducing students to the possibility of taking CptS 111, the UCORE [QUAN] programming course at WSU. There is a $150 Amazon gift card prize for the best poster!  The winning poster will be printed and posted around the campus to get more people excited about technology and computing.  The deadline for the competition is: 11:59 p.m. PST, Wednesday, March 15, 2017.For more detailed information please visit: http://bpc.eecs.wsu.edu/poster/.  For convenience I have attached a pdf of a flyer that can be forwarded to students and advisors.  Josh Whiting Ed. M., Director of Undergraduate Advising EECS, joshwhiting@wsu.edu     advise.eecs.wsu.edu ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Research Assistant (Hops), Mt. Hort Res & Exten Center, North Carolina University, Mills River, NC
  2. Research Scholar, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  3. Post Doctoral Fellow, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  4. Biological Sciences Res. Tech 3 (Honey Bee Program), Oregon State Univ., Madras, OR
  5. Post Doctoral Fellow, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  6. Livestock and Field Crops IPM Coordinator, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  7. Research Scholar, North Carolina St. Univ., Waynesville, NC
***** The prices on our Entomology Apparel have been reduced.  ***** Important Dates and Deadlines   The Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting this year will take place on April 2-5, 2017 in Portland Oregon at Hilton DoubleTree Hotel. You are encouraged to attend and to spread the word to colleagues and students about this meeting. Registration for the meeting has just opened on line: http://www.entsoc.org/pacific/2017-pacific-branch-annual-meeting. There you will also find information about submitting talks, posters and nominations for awards. Thanks to the work of program chairs Laura Levine and Erik Wenninger, and those who have stepped up to organize symposia, the program is going to be full and exciting. Portland, of course, is a perennial favorite location for PBESA meetings. 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.        

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February 13, 2017

Entomology Colloquium:  There will be no colloquium presentation on Monday February 20, 2017 due to the President’s Day holiday for the students. Congratulations to Rachel Olsson on passing her PhD Preliminary Examination on February 17, 2017 Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Beverly Gerdeman who received a grant in the amount of $163,931 from the Washington Red Raspberry Commission for the Caneberry Pesticide Degradation Study.  (2/16/2017)   And a grant from Specialty Seed Growers of Washington and Oregon in the amount of $7,500 for general research.  (2/9/2017)
  • Bill Snyder and Carmen Blubaugh who received a grant in the amount of $147,496 from USDA/NIFA/AFRI Foundation Program for the study: Are herbivore induced volatiles relevant to biocontrol of crop pests? (2.14.2017)
For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx CAHNRS 3MT (3 Minute Thesis) has been scheduled for Monday, February 27. It will take place in the afternoon, exact time TBD, depending upon the number of student entries. We would like for each department to send the information for their 3 top students being considered for the competition. We will accommodate as many students as possible, keeping in mind fair representation and keeping the competition to a reasonable amount of time. There was discussion of each department holding their own competition – this may or may not be necessary depending upon how many students in your department are interested in competing. CAHNRS Eligibility
  • PhD candidates pursuing a degree within CAHNRS. PhD students must be post-preliminary exam by the proposal deadline.
  • Master’s level students, pursuing degrees within CAHNRS. Master’s level thesis students should be third semester or later. Non-thesis students are not eligible. Master’s students are not eligible for the university competition.
  • CAHNRS will host the competition on a single day with separate judging for PhD candidates and Master’s level students.
  • Entrants located on the Pullman campus must present face-to-face.
  • Entrants located on branch campuses or at R&E centers are allowed to videotape their presentation. In keeping with the same requirements set forth for Pullman campus presentations, these must be taped in front of an audience, to be determined by student and Academic Programs Office. Videos must be received 3 business days prior to the face to face competition in order to be judged. If a student off campus wins the CAHNRS 3MT competition, they musttravel to Pullman to take part in the university-wide competition on March 28, 2017.
Our office will need the following information by, Monday, February 20:
  1. Completed Cover Form (attachment 1).
  2. Slide that will be used during the CAHNRS 3MT competition. Only one slide is permitted in the competition.
  3. Photograph (mug shot) to be displayed on the CAHNRS 3MT competition website.
  4. Completed release form: http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/academics/college-awards/student-release-form/. Or hard copy (attachment 2).
For more information about the 3MT, you can visit their website here: http://threeminutethesis.org/. Contact Alanna Ellis if you have questions at 509-335-9115 or acellis@wsu.edu / http://academic.cahnrs.wsu.edu/ A presentation will be made available via AMS here in Pullman on the requirements of the updated Worker Protection Standards regulations for employees who work with pesticides or in areas where pesticides are used.  Tom Hoffman with the Washington State Department of Agriculture will be giving the presentation on:
  • Thursday, February 23rd from 1:00 – 3:00
  • received via AMS in Pullman, Hulbert Hall Room 409
This presentation will also be recorded for future use.  For additional information on the WPS changes, see the attached chart. refer to the attached email. Please have those planning to attend here in Pullman email me. Dixie Kearney, CAHNRS Operations, 509-335-9825 | dixie.kearney@wsu.edu SHARED LEAVE REQUESTS: Pat Strong, our FSHN custodian, has been approved for shared leave. John “Jack” Niedbala, (MS Entomology 2013/WSU Crops & Soils Sci employee) has been approved for shared leave. You may use accumulated annual leave, sick leave or personal holiday. You will need to know your current balances for annual leave or sick leave.  If you want to give shared leave for either or both of these gentlemen see Dory for the form to fill out.  Questions about the procedures to donate earned leave to any approved individual can be directed to Sally Wickizer (wickizer@wsu.edu) at Human Resource Services. 3rd to Last Apple and Pear Sale Feb 17:  Apples and pears for sale Friday February 17 from 12:00 to 6:00pm at the WSU Tukey Orchard.  Our last Friday sale for this unusually long season will be March 3 so only 3 more sales to go.  Cash or check only please.  Stock up if you can so you have your own fresh fruit at home as long as possible.  See our website for more details http://horticulture.wsu.edu/orchard. Thanks for your continued support!!  Deb Pehrson (MS Entomology 2004,) Farm Manager 2017 WSU President’s Award Nominations and Applications Now Open!:  Do you know a Cougar LEADER? Complete a nomination or application for the 2017 President’s Award for Leadership today! President’s Award winners are eligible to apply for the $1,000 Virginia E. Thomas scholarship and are honored at the annual Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction (LEAD) ceremony on April 18, 2017 at 5 PM. This is a great way to build your resume, or honor an individual or group, that has been a positive influence at WSU!  Since 1996, the President’s Award has been an honor bestowed annually to students and others who advance leadership and engagement at WSU and beyond. Recipients of this prestigious award demonstrate exceptional leadership and service to the university and the community or support leadership development and engagement of WSU students. The 2017 award categories are student, student group, faculty or staff, and community organization. Student nominations are due February 20, 2017. Student applications and nominations for student groups, community organizations, and faculty or staff are due by March 10, 2017.  The LEAD event and the President’s Award are presented in partnership with Student Involvement, the Center for Civic Engagement, GPSA and ASWSU. Visit lead.wsu.edu to learn more, and click here complete a nomination or application. WSU undergraduates and graduate students are encouraged to apply for an Alexander A. Smick Scholarship in Rural Community Service and Development. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote student engagement with an applied course of study in the field of rural community service and development. Successful applicants will outline a specific activity in rural community service and development that will be supported by the scholarship and conducted during the 2017 calendar year under the direction of a WSU faculty member who has relevant academic credentials in community service and development.  Information about the scholarship can be found here: http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/academics/scholarships/2017/alexander-a-smick-scholarship-due-22817/ or see the documents attached to this message.  The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  If you have any questions about the scholarship, please do not hesitate to contact me at jgoldberger@wsu.edu.  Jessica Goldberger, Chair, Smick Scholarship Committee. See attachment for info and forms. Call for Nominations: Association for Faculty Women Outstanding Graduate Student Awards 2016-17:  The Harriet B. Rigas Award (for PhD candidates) and AFW Founders’ Award (for Master’s students).  The Association for Faculty Women’s Outstanding Graduate Student Awards recognize the academic achievements and professional potential of WSU’s graduate students completing their degrees in Fall 2016, or Spring or Summer 2017.  The Harriet B. Rigas Award is presented to an outstanding doctoral student. The AFW Founders’ Award is presented to an outstanding Master’s student. Both full-­? and part-­?time students are eligible. Professional and non-­?thesis Master’s degree students are not eligible for these awards. Graduate School’s Karen P. DePauw Leadership Award (for doctoral candidates) The Graduate School is committed to providing scholarships and fellowships for outstanding graduate students admitted to its academic programs. The scholarships and fellowships provide a valuable structure of financial support to ensure students can enjoy the benefits of a superior academic experience. The Karen P. DePauw leadership Award is open to all doctoral students in good standing who have successfully passed their preliminary examination and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students must be enrolled either full-­? or part-­?time to be eligible for the award. Students cannot receive this award more than once. Priority is given to applicants with demonstrated leadership components in their research, training, or service contributions. Nomination and Application:  You may nominate an eligible student for only one of these awards. To nominate, please go to the Association for Faculty Women Awards page (https://afw.wsu.edu/awards/) to  complete and submit the Nominator Form. The deadline for receipt of the complete application is Monday, February 27, 2017. There is no deadline for your nomination, but please let the nominee know as early in the process as possible so adequate time is available to collect application materials before the deadline.  The completed Nominator Form can be submitted to Diane Scott (scottdj@wsu.edu). Please forward this Call for Nominations to the nominee so she or he can follow the link to the Awards page and complete the application. Indicate which award you are nominating the nominee for. Awardees will be notified in March, and will receive their award at a special recognition ceremony in early April.  Please direct any questions to Kathleen Rodgers (rodgersk@wsu.edu) or Patricia Glazebrook  (patricia.glazebrook@wsu.edu) GPSA Research Expo Call For Judges:  Nearly three decades ago, the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) of Washington State University (WSU) hosted the first annual Graduate Student Research Exposition. This competitive event provides an opportunity for graduate and professional students to present diverse, cutting-edge research that takes place at WSU. To make the GPSA Research Exposition a success, we need the expertise of faculty (including emeritus), staff, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni to select those students with exemplary scholarship and research. The GPSA asks for the support of faculty who would like to volunteer their time to help select graduate and professional students of high merit. Presentations will be delivered in poster format and judges are needed for a wide swath of categories including: (1) Medical & Life Sciences, (2) Engineering & Physical Sciences, (3) Agricultural & Natural Sciences, (4) Social Sciences, (5) Liberal Arts & Humanities, (6) Visual Arts & Design, and (7) Administrative & Information Sciences. Students who win their sections will be awarded scholarships that total $10,000.   Time commitment for judges is approximately five hours, spanning from 8 a.m. to noon on the day of the event, March 31, 2017. Those who volunteer will be reimbursed for their time with two meals (breakfast and lunch). If you are interested in joining the GPSA as a judge for the 2017 Research Exposition, please follow this link to the Judge Participant Form. For additional information on the GPSA Research Expo, please click here. The GPSA sincerely appreciates the support of the Washington State University community!  Thank You.  Elias H. Bloom, Director of the GPSA Strategic Plan and Research Exposition For Extension People:  Great opportunity to learn about extension and applied research projects in urban and metropolitan areas in the US (lots of presentations by WSU).  Also, as a heads up, it is very likely that WSU will be hosting the 2019 National Urban Extension conference in Seattle (decision to be announced at the May conference).  The National Urban Extension Conference is less than three months away! Have you registered? Early bird pricing is available through March 17th.  If you have not yet registered, you can do so here: z.umn.edu/urbanext2017.  Keep the momentum going and join the Facebook group to learn more about what we’re planning!  We're looking forward to seeing you in May!  Brad Gaolach Ph. D., Conference Co-Chair, Director, WSU Metropolitan Center for Applied Research & Extension & Director, Western Center for Metropolitan Extension & Research.   Associate Professor; Community & Economic Development, Washington State University Extension,  WSU North Puget Sound at Everett,  2000 Tower Street – MS 45, Everett, WA  98201-1390 (MAP)  (o): 425.405.1734 (f): 425.405.1601   gaolach@wsu.edu ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Scientist/Sr. Scientist, Primary Industries’ Plant Health & Environment Lab, Auckland, NZ
  2. Extension Asst/Assoc Prof. of Tree Fruit Entomology, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  3. Plant Health Specialist, State of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
  4. Public Health Entomologist/Scientist, Univ.  of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  5. Asst. Extension Professor of Plant Pathology, Univ of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  6. Natural Resourses  Planner I, St. of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  7. Butterfly Curator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA
  8. Entomology Educator, Cornell University, New York, NY
  9. Insect Collection Manager-Illinois Natural History Survey, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
***** The prices on our Entomology Apparel have been reduced.  See the attachment for available items with the new prices. ***** Important Dates and Deadlines   The Northwest Scientific Association announced that abstract proposals for oral and poster presentations for the 2017 Student Research Grants are due are due February 16, 2017.  The theme for the 88th NWSA conference is Understanding & Managing Diversity: From the Landscape to the Gene.  This year’s conference will be on the campus of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon on March 29-April 1, 2017.  For more information about NWSA visit their website at:  http://www.northwestscience.org/ The 2017 BIOAg Symposium poster session is scheduled for March 1st from 2pm to 5pm in Ensminger Pavilion on the WSU campus in Pullman, WA.  Posters on relevant topics are welcome from students, faculty, and others.  The poster content should relate to the idea of biologically intensive agriculture (farming practices and systems that rely on biological processes which are renewable, non-polluting, and mutually beneficial to both farmers and society) or to organic farming.  The BIOAg Poster Session is meant to share information, build teamwork, and to help the BIOAg program refine future priorities. Special Note to Students and Faculty Advisors:  Student posters (graduate and undergraduate) will be eligible for a Best Student Poster Award in the form of a $500 scholarship.  Please encourage students to submit a poster!  Also, please check back in the coming days for addition event details including keynote presentation information. Tara Zimmerman, Associate in Research, 206-770-6073 Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources                goldsmitht@wsu.edu                                 https://www.facebook.com/CSANR. WSU colleagues at the 2017 Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Exhibitions.  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 Friday, March 31, 2017, at WSU Pullman.    

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February 6, 2017

There will be a special Entomology Department Faculty Meeting will be on Friday, February 7th at 10:00-11:00 AM. The AMS dial# is 5702637. Entomology Colloquium:  The speaker for February 13th is Dr. Lisa Neven.  Dr. Neven is a research Entomologist at the USDA/ARS Wapato Research Laboratory and is an adjunct faculty in the Entomology Department. The title of her presentation is “Awakening the Monster: Effects of Chilling on Western Cherry Fruit Fly Diapause.”  For more info about Dr. Neven go to:  https://www.ars.usda.gov/people-locations/person/?person-id=4088 or http://entomology.wsu.edu/blog/2011/06/20/neven/   All colloquium presentations are held in FSHN 354, the Entomology Department classroom, and begin at 2:10 PM.  The AMS dial # is 5701680. Rachel Olsson will be doing her PhD Preliminary Examination on February 17, 2017, at 9:00 AM in FSHN 164.    Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • David Crowder and Robert Schaeffer who are recipients of a $150,000 grant from USDA/NIFA for work on microbial mediation of agroecosystem services. (2/1/2017)
For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx    EGSA Speaker 2017 EGSA student choice speaker this year is Dr. Mary Barbercheck from Penn State. Her talk is titled: A Growing Concern: Women Farmers Sustaining Agriculture and the Environment. Her seminar will be during colloquium on March 20th, 2:10 pm, except will take place in FSHN T-101. We will send out her itinerary the week of February 20th for all to sign up for meetings.”  See the attachment of the flyer.  

 

2017 WSU President’s Award Nominations and Applications Now Open!:  Do you know a Cougar LEADER? Complete a nomination or application for the 2017 President’s Award for Leadership today! President’s Award winners are eligible to apply for the $1,000 Virginia E. Thomas scholarship and are honored at the annual Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction (LEAD) ceremony on April 18, 2017 at 5 PM. This is a great way to build your resume, or honor an individual or group, that has been a positive influence at WSU!  Since 1996, the President’s Award has been an honor bestowed annually to students and others who advance leadership and engagement at WSU and beyond. Recipients of this prestigious award demonstrate exceptional leadership and service to the university and the community or support leadership development and engagement of WSU students. The 2017 award categories are student, student group, faculty or staff, and community organization. Student nominations are due February 20, 2017. Student applications and nominations for student groups, community organizations, and faculty or staff are due by March 10, 2017.  The LEAD event and the President’s Award are presented in partnership with Student Involvement, the Center for Civic Engagement, GPSA and ASWSU. Visit lead.wsu.edu to learn more, and click here complete a nomination or application. The Dean’s Office is happy to announce the CAHNRS Dean’s Excellence Scholarship.  We will be awarding $2000 per year, $1000 for an undergraduate student and $1000 for a graduate student.  Please find attached a nomination form with additional information and criteria.  Send your nominations to Britta Nitcy, nitcy@wsu.edu, by February 28, 2017. Nomination and Application:  You may nominate an eligible student for only one of these awards. To nominate, please go to the Association for Faculty Women Awards page (https://afw.wsu.edu/awards/) to  complete and submit the Nominator Form. The deadline for receipt of the complete application is Monday, February 27, 2017. There is no deadline for your nomination, but please let the nominee know as early in the process as possible so adequate time is available to collect application materials before the deadline.  The completed Nominator Form can be submitted to Diane Scott (scottdj@wsu.edu). Please forward this Call for Nominations to the nominee so she or he can follow the link to the Awards page and complete the application. Indicate which award you are nominating the nominee for. Awardees will be notified in March, and will receive their award at a special recognition ceremony in early April.  Please direct any questions to Kathleen Rodgers (rodgersk@wsu.edu) or Patricia Glazebrook (patricia.glazebrook@wsu.edu) The 2017 BIOAg Symposium poster session is scheduled for March 1st from 2pm to 5pm in Ensminger Pavilion on the WSU campus in Pullman, WA.  Posters on relevant topics are welcome from students, faculty, and others.  The poster content should relate to the idea of biologically intensive agriculture (farming practices and systems that rely on biological processes which are renewable, non-polluting, and mutually beneficial to both farmers and society) or to organic farming.  The BIOAg Poster Session is meant to share information, build teamwork, and to help the BIOAg program refine future priorities. Special Note to Students and Faculty Advisors:  Student posters (graduate and undergraduate) will be eligible for a Best Student Poster Award in the form of a $500 scholarship.  Please encourage students to submit a poster!  To present a poster, please submit a poster title, list of authors, and short abstract (<250 words) to Tara Zimmerman goldsmitht@wsu.edu by Feb. 13th. Authors will be notified of acceptance by Feb. 17th.  Please see poster instructions for further details.  Also, please check back in the coming days for addition event details including keynote presentation information. Tara Zimmerman, Associate in Research, 206-770-6073, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources      goldsmitht@wsu.edu https://www.facebook.com/CSANR. Message from the Bookie:  In preparation for the summer session, we will begin returning unsold textbooks. We know there may be titles not assigned until later in the term and we’d like to make sure we still have them in stock and available for students to buy. Please let us know by February 13th if you have any title(s) you would like to have held for later in the semester. We will be able to hold them until March 22nd. Poster contest:  We have organized a poster design competition open to all WSU students. The purpose of the poster competition is to try to increase diversity in computing by breaking down stereotypes and introducing students to the possibility of taking CptS 111, the UCORE [QUAN] programming course at WSU. There is a $150 Amazon gift card prize for the best poster!  The winning poster will be printed and posted around the campus to get more people excited about technology and computing.  The deadline for the competition is: 11:59 p.m. PST, Wednesday, March 15, 2017.For more detailed information please visit: http://bpc.eecs.wsu.edu/poster/.  For convenience I have attached a pdf of a flyer that can be forwarded to students and advisors.  Josh Whiting Ed. M., Director of Undergraduate Advising EECS,  joshwhiting@wsu.edu    advise.eecs.wsu.edu ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Assistant Professor-Pollination Ecologist, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  2. Field Researcher, Entomology+, Ag Development Group, Eltopia, WA
  3. Farm Bill Pollinator Conservation Planner, etc., The  Xerces Society, Bismark, ND
  4. Research Asst. Prof. in Entomology, Central St. Univ., Wilberforce, OH
  5. Assistant Professor Environmental Science and Policy, Univ. of Maine, Gorham, ME
  6. Center Coordinator, Univ. Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  7. Vegetable Production Extension Educator, Penn St. Univ., Cumberland County, PA
  8. Natural Resource Specialist 3 (Pesticide Investigator), Natural Resources & Pesticide Program Area, State of Oregon
***** Red Polo The prices on our Entomology Apparel have been reduced.  See the attachment for available items with the new prices.     ***** Important Dates and Deadlines   The Northwest Scientific Association announced that abstract proposals for oral and poster presentations for the 2017 Student Research Grants are due are due February 16, 2017.  The theme for the 88th NWSA conference is Understanding & Managing Diversity: From the Landscape to the Gene.  This year’s conference will be on the campus of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon on March 29-April 1, 2017.  For more information about NWSA visit their website at:  http://www.northwestscience.org/ The Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting this year will take place on April 2-5, 2017 in Portland Oregon at Hilton DoubleTree Hotel. You are encouraged to attend and to spread the word to colleagues and students about this meeting. Registration for the meeting has just opened on line: http://www.entsoc.org/pacific/2017-pacific-branch-annual-meeting. There you will also find information about submitting talks, posters and nominations for awards. Thanks to the work of program chairs Laura Levine and Erik Wenninger, and those who have stepped up to organize symposia, the program is going to be full and exciting. Portland, of course, is a perennial favorite location for PBESA meetings. 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.    

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January 23, 2016

[section title="Page Section" bgcolor="" fullbleed="0" csshook=""][row layout="single" bgcolor="" textcolor="" padding="pad-top" gutter="gutter" csshook=""][column csshook="" bgcolor="" verticalbleed="0"][textblock ]There will be a special Entomology Department Faculty Meeting will be on Friday, February 7th  at 10:00-11:00 AM. The AMS dial# is 5702637. Entomology Colloquium:  The speaker for February 6th is Dr. Michael Parella, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Professor of Entomology at the University of Idaho.  The title of his presentation is “To Antarctica and Back:  The Search for Belgica antarctica (Diptera:  Chironomidae).”  For more info on Dr. Parella go to: http://ucanr.edu/Find_People/?facultyid=1757 and https://www.uidaho.edu/cals/our-people/michael-parrella.  All colloquium presentations are held in FSHN 354, the Entomology Department classroom and begin at 2:10 PM.  The AMS dial # is 5701680. Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Elizabeth Beers is the recipient of a grant in the amount of $2,000 from Arysta Life Science for Support Concerning Insect Control on Tree Fruit.  (1/18/2017)
  • Doug Walsh is the recipient of a $27,375 grant from the US Dry Pea and Lentil Council for research on 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. (1/19/2017)
  • John Stark is a recipient of a $25,000 grant from DOI, US Fish and Wildlife for work on the Biological Effectiveness of Green Stormwater Infrastructure. (1/19/2017)
  • John Stark and Tanyalee Erwin are recipients of a $95,000 grant from WSU Foundation and Boeing for work on The Total Picture: Translating stormwater science into actions and implementation for business and industry. (1/24/2017)
  • David Crowder and Elias Bloom are recipients of a $93,232 grant from USDA/NIFAR for work on Polycultures and pollinators: Does crop diversity promote pollination services by wild bees? (1/25/2016)
For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx Congratulations to Rebecca Schmidt (PhD 2015) on her new job.  She has accepted an assistant professor position, in the Dept. of Plant & Environmental Sciences at Clemson University. WSU undergraduates and graduate students are encouraged to apply for an Alexander A. Smick Scholarship in Rural Community Service and Development. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote student engagement with an applied course of study in the field of rural community service and development. Successful applicants will outline a specific activity in rural community service and development that will be supported by the scholarship and conducted during the 2017 calendar year under the direction of a WSU faculty member who has relevant academic credentials in community service and development.  Information about the scholarship can be found here: http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/academics/scholarships/2017/alexander-a-smick-scholarship-due-22817/ or see the documents attached to this message.  The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  If you have any questions about the scholarship, please do not hesitate to contact me at jgoldberger@wsu.edu.  Jessica Goldberger, Chair, Smick Scholarship Committee. See attachment for info and forms. The CAHNRS Dean’s Office is happy to announce the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship.  We will be awarding $2000 per year, $1000 for an undergraduate student and $1000 for a graduate student.  Please find attached a nomination form with additional information and criteria.  Send your nominations to Britta Nitcy, nitcy@wsu.edu, by February 28, 2017. Career Fair:  On Tuesday, February 7th employers from hundreds of companies are visiting the Pullman campus this spring to recruit Washington State University students. The Academic Success and Career Center hosts information sessions, on-campus interviews, the bi-annual Career Expo, and other associated events to connect students and employers. Please find more information and details of our special events in the at below.  Check back often for career announcements, special events, and much more: https://ascc.wsu.edu/ Call for Nominations: Association for Faculty Women Outstanding Graduate Student Awards 2016-17:  The Harriet B. Rigas Award (for PhD candidates) and AFW Founders’ Award (for Master’s students).  The Association for Faculty Women’s Outstanding Graduate Student Awards recognize the academic achievements and professional potential of WSU’s graduate students completing their degrees in Fall 2016, or Spring or Summer 2017.  The Harriet B. Rigas Award is presented to an outstanding doctoral student. The AFW Founders’ Award is presented to an outstanding Master’s student. Both full-­? and part-­?time students are eligible. Professional and non-­?thesis Master’s degree students are not eligible for these awards. Graduate School’s Karen P. DePauw Leadership Award (for doctoral candidates) The Graduate School is committed to providing scholarships and fellowships for outstanding graduate students admitted to its academic programs. The scholarships and fellowships provide a valuable structure of financial support to ensure students can enjoy the benefits of a superior academic experience. The Karen P. DePauw leadership Award is open to all doctoral students in good standing who have successfully passed their preliminary examination and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Students must be enrolled either full-­? or part-­?time to be eligible for the award. Students cannot receive this award more than once. Priority will be given to applicants with demonstrated leadership components in their research, training, or service contributions. Nomination and Application You may nominate an eligible student for only one of these awards. To nominate, please go to the Association for Faculty Women Awards page (https://afw.wsu.edu/awards/) and complete and submit the Nominator Form. The deadline for receipt of the complete application is Monday, February 27, 2017. There is no deadline for your nomination, but please let the nominee know as early in the process as possible so adequate time is available to collect application materials before the deadline. The completed Nominator Form can be submitted to Diane Scott (scottdj@wsu.edu). Please forward this Call for Nominations to the nominee so she or he can follow the link to the Awards page and complete the application. Indicate which award you are nominating the nominee for. Awardees will be notified in March, and will receive their award at a special recognition ceremony in early April.  Please direct any questions to Kathleen Rodgers (rodgersk@wsu.edu) or Patricia Glazebrook (patricia.glazebrook@wsu.edu) GPSA Research Expo Call For Judges:  Nearly three decades ago, the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) of Washington State University (WSU) hosted the first annual Graduate Student Research Exposition. This competitive event provides an opportunity for graduate and professional students to present diverse, cutting-edge research that takes place at WSU. To make the GPSA Research Exposition a success, we need the expertise of faculty (including emeritus), staff, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni to select those students with exemplary scholarship and research. The GPSA asks for the support of faculty who would like to volunteer their time to help select graduate and professional students of high merit. Presentations will be delivered in poster format and judges are needed for a wide swath of categories including: (1) Medical & Life Sciences, (2) Engineering & Physical Sciences, (3) Agricultural & Natural Sciences, (4) Social Sciences, (5) Liberal Arts & Humanities, (6) Visual Arts & Design, and (7) Administrative & Information Sciences. Students who win their sections will be awarded scholarships that total $10,000.   Time commitment for judges is approximately five hours, spanning from 8 a.m. to noon on the day of the event, March 31, 2017. Those who volunteer will be reimbursed for their time with two meals (breakfast and lunch). If you are interested in joining the GPSA as a judge for the 2017 Research Exposition, please follow this link to the Judge Participant Form. For additional information on the GPSA Research Expo, please click here. The GPSA sincerely appreciates the support of the Washington State University community! Thank You.  Elias H. Bloom, Director of the GPSA Strategic Plan and Research Exposition ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Integrated Pest and Wildlife Mgr. Extension Agent, Douglas County Colorado State Univ., Castle Rock, CO
  2. Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  3. Research Station Manager, Pacific Ag Research, Salinas, CA
  4. Postdoctoral Scholar, Penn St. Univ., Univ. Park, PA
  5. Research Associate, Texas A&M AgriLife, Weslaco, TX
  6. Assistant Professor of Ag Entomology, Univ. of Delaware, Georgetown, DE
  7. Program Mgr., Global Locust Initiative, Arizona St. Univ., Tempe, AZ
  8. Research Scientist, Valent USA Corp, Seymour IL
  9. Postdoctoral Res,  Assoc in Bee Ecology, Michigan St. Univ., Entomology Dept., East Lansing, MI
***** Red Polofield shirtThe prices on our Entomology Apparel have been reduced.  See the attachment for available items with the new prices.   ***** Important Dates and Deadlines   The Northwest Scientific Association announced that abstract proposals for oral and poster presentations for the 2017 Student Research Grants are due are due February 16, 2017.  The theme for the 88th NWSA conference is Understanding & Managing Diversity: From the Landscape to the Gene.  This year’s conference will be on the campus of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon on March 29-April 1, 2017.  For more information about NWSA visit their website at:  http://www.northwestscience.org/ WSU colleagues at the 2017 Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Exhibitions.  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 Friday, March 31, 2017, at WSU Pullman. Want to recruit excellent scholars to your program for Fall 2017? 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 Monday, February 9th, 2017 at 5pm.  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 or have been offered funding from the prospective department, will be eligible to participate in the Campus Visitation Program.  The campus visit will take place on the Pullman campus, March 5th- 8th, 2017.  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. 2017 Pacific Branch Entomological Society of America meeting will be April 2-5, 2017 at the Hilton DoubleTree in Portland, OR.        [/textblock][list display_type="accordion" img_size="full" display_accordion="1" title="" tag="h2" headline_tag="h5" hide_excerpt="" hide_link="" posts_per_page="100" csshook="" bg_image="" source="feed" post_type="post" taxonomy="category" terms="Newsletter Archive" remote_posts_per_page="5"][/list][/column][/row][/section]

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January 17, 2017

[section title="Page Section" bgcolor="" fullbleed="0" csshook=""][row layout="single" bgcolor="" textcolor="" padding="pad-top" gutter="gutter" csshook=""][column csshook="" bgcolor="" verticalbleed="0"][textblock ]The next Entomology Department Faculty Meeting will be on Friday, January 27 at 1:00-2:00 PM.  The AMS dial #is 5702017. Entomology Colloquium:  The speaker for January 23th presentation is Dr.  Bill Snyder. The title of his presentation is “Biodiversity as a Buffer Against Pests & Pathogens.”  To learn more about Dr. Snyder go to: http://entomology.wsu.edu/directory/faculty/william-e-snyder/. All colloquium presentations will be held in FSHN 354, the Entomology Department classroom and begin at 2:10 PM.  The AMS dial # is 5701680.  Call for Abstracts to Faculty, Staff, Graduate & Professor Students for the 2017 Academic Showcase.   Leverage the power of your ideas by sharing them with WSU colleagues at the 2017 Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Exhibitions.  Submit your abstract of up to 250 words and your contact information no later than Monday, January 23.  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 Friday, March 31, 2017, at WSU Pullman. Announcing the CAHNRS Dean’s Excellence Scholarship.  We will be awarding $2000 per year, $1000 for an undergraduate student and $1000 for a graduate student.  Please find attached a nomination form with additional information and criteria.  Send your nominations to Britta Nitcy, nitcy@wsu.edu, by February 28, 2017. Volunteer judges needed for SURCA:  Faculty, staff and post-doctorates are sought to volunteer by the March 1 deadline to help judge the sixth annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (SURCA) at Washington State University. The event on Monday, March 27, in the CUB ballroom will include works by approximately 250 students from all majors, grades and campuses. Learn more at https://surca.wsu.edu. Sign up to be a judge at https://SURCA.wsu.edu/judges.  Topics of students’ posters will span eight categories. Judges will receive in advance the titles of the 2-4 posters assigned to them and will have online access to those students’ research abstracts. On the day of SURCA, the general schedule (subject to change) will be: 2-2:45 p.m. – Judges examine posters without students present. 2:45-3:45 p.m. – Students discuss their work with judges. 3:45 p.m. – Judges’ evaluations (with preset guidelines) are due. 4:45-5:30 p.m. – Awards ceremony. SURCA is hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education. SURCA is the kickoff event for WSU Showcase Week, a university tradition celebrating the excellence of faculty, staff and students. The 2017 BIOAg Symposium poster session is scheduled for March 1st from 2pm to 5pm in Ensminger Pavilion on the WSU campus in Pullman, WA.  Posters on relevant topics are welcome from students, faculty, and others.  The poster content should relate to the idea of biologically intensive agriculture (farming practices and systems that rely on biological processes which are renewable, non-polluting, and mutually beneficial to both farmers and society) or to organic farming.  The BIOAg Poster Session is meant to share information, build teamwork, and to help the BIOAg program refine future priorities. Special Note to Students and Faculty Advisors:  Student posters (graduate and undergraduate) will be eligible for a Best Student Poster Award in the form of a $500 scholarship.  Please encourage students to submit a poster!  To present a poster, please submit a poster title, list of authors, and short abstract (<250 words) to Tara Zimmerman goldsmitht@wsu.edu by Feb. 13th. Authors will be notified of acceptance by Feb. 17th.  Please see poster instructions for further details.  Also, please check back in the coming days for addition event details including keynote presentation information. Tara Zimmerman, Associate inResearch, 206-770-6073 Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources                 goldsmitht@wsu.edu                https://www.facebook.com/CSANR IMPORTANT MESSAGE From Facilities Operations:  We have been experiencing very cold weather lately, and next week, it is anticipated to warm up, thaw, and even rain heavily.  This has the potential to flood and cause other significant damage.  If possible, please take some time today to assess your building(s), ensure all the windows are closed and secured  tightly.  Our building mechanics will also be assessing most of the main campus facilities, but your help would be greatly appreciated.  I have a feeling it is going to be a big mess next week outside of our buildings, lots of slush so please encourage your folks to be careful.  Thanks Craig Cole, Director of Construction Services, Operations.  If you have concerns contact Adam Williams who will forward them on to Facilities Operations. CAHNRS Student Senate is excited to announce the call for nomination packets for the CAHNRS Superior Club of the Year Award for 2016-2017. Please visit the following link for more information on how CAHNRS clubs can apply: http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/academics/superior-club-award/. Packets are due to Alanna Ellis (acellis@wsu.edu) by February 1, 2017.  If you are involved in a CAHNRS club, please pass this information along. The prices on our Entomology Apparel have been reduced.  See the attachment for available items with the new prices. ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Extension Agent, Douglas County Colorado State Univ., Castle Rock, CO
  2. Assistant Professor of Ag Entomology, Univ. of Delaware, Georgetown, DE
  3. Program Mgr., Global Locust Initiative, Arizona St. Univ., Tempe, AZ
  4. Entomologist, US Army Med. Dept., Tampa, FL
  5. Research Scientist, Valent USA Corp, Seymour IL
  6. Postdoctoral Res  Assoc in Bee Ecology, Michigan St. Univ., Entomology Dept., East Lansing, MI
***** Important Dates and Deadlines USDA NIFA announces funding for Organic Ag Research, Education & Extension Projects: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $17.6 million for research and outreach activities to support the organic agriculture sector. The grants are funded through NIFA’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.  “The organic industry is the fastest growing segment of U.S. agriculture, with sales growing by $4.2 billion last year to reach a record $43.3 billion,” said NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy. “Over the past seven years, USDA has invested nearly $261 million in research to improve the productivity and success of organic agriculture, including seed-breeding. The Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative is one of the many ways USDA is helping this sector meet growing consumer demand.”  OREI funds high-priority research, education and extension projects that enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic products. Eligible entities include Land-Grant and other research universities, federal agencies, national laboratories, state agricultural experiment stations, and research foundations and other private researches. Applications are due January 19, 2017.  See attachment for complete announcement.   The Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting this year will take place on April 2-5, 2017 in Portland Oregon at Hilton DoubleTree Hotel. You are encouraged to attend and to spread the word to colleagues and students about this meeting. Registration for the meeting has just opened on line: http://www.entsoc.org/pacific/2017-pacific-branch-annual-meeting. There you will also find information about submitting talks, posters and nominations for awards. Thanks to the work of program chairs Laura Levine and Erik Wenninger, and those who have stepped up to organize symposia, the program is going to be full and exciting. Portland, of course, is a perennial favorite location for PBESA meetings.   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.      [/textblock][list display_type="accordion" img_size="full" display_accordion="1" title="" tag="h2" headline_tag="h5" hide_excerpt="" hide_link="" posts_per_page="100" csshook="" bg_image="" source="feed" post_type="post" taxonomy="category" terms="Newsletter Archive" remote_posts_per_page="5"][/list][/column][/row][/section]

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January 9, 2017

[section title="Page Section" bgcolor="" fullbleed="0" csshook=""][row layout="single" bgcolor="" textcolor="" padding="pad-top" gutter="gutter" csshook=""][column csshook="" bgcolor="" verticalbleed="0"][textblock ]The next Entomology Department Faculty Meeting will be on Friday, January 27 at 1:00-2:00 PM.  The AMS dial #is 5702017MLK day WSU Departments will be closed this coming Monday, January 16th in observance of Dr. Martain Luther  King Day.    IMPORTANT MESSAGE From Facilities Operations:  We have been experiencing very cold weather lately, and next week, it is anticipated to warm up, thaw, and even rain heavily.  This has the potential to flood and cause other significant damage.  If possible, please take some time today to assess your building(s), ensure all the windows are closed and secured  tightly.  Our building mechanics will also be assessing most of the main campus facilities, but your help would be greatly appreciated.  I have a feeling it is going to be a big mess next week outside of our buildings, lots of slush so please encourage your folks to be careful.  Thanks Craig Cole, Director of Construction Services, Operations.  If you have concerns contact Adam Williams who will forward them on to Facilities Operations.   The Grimes Way fuel pumps will not be working during this weekend.  If you need to refuel today, there will be an operator standing by to take your departmental/budget information so purchases can be billed.  Thank you for your patience. Call the Motorpool at 5-9085.  If you have concerns.   Dr. Pete Landolt will be giving a presentation titled “Fun with Wasps” on Wednesday, January 18th at 10:30 AM from WSU-Prosser IAREC Hamilton Hall large conference room.  Peter J Landolt, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty in the Entomology Department is a Research Entomologist and Acting Research Leader at the USDA Yakima Agriculture Research Laboratory in Wapato. Dr. Landolt earned both his MS Degree (1976) and PhD (1978) from the WSU Entomology Department.  For more information about Dr. Landolt go to:  http://entomology.wsu.edu/blog/2011/06/20/landolt/.  The AMS dial # is: 5704453.    Entomology Colloquium:  The speaker for January 23th presentation is Dr.  Bill Snyder. The title of his presentation is “Biodiversity as a Buffer Against Pests & Pathogens.”  To learn more about Dr. Snyder go to: http://entomology.wsu.edu/directory/faculty/william-e-snyder/. All colloquium presentations will be held in FSHN 354, the Entomology Department classroom and begin at 2:10 PM.  The AMS dial # is 5701680.  Call for Abstracts to Faculty, Staff, Graduate & Professor Students.   Leverage the power of your ideas by sharing them with WSU colleagues at the 2017 Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Exhibitions.  Submit your abstract of up to 250 words and your contact information no later than Monday, January 23.  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 Friday, March 31, 2017, at WSU Pullman. CAHNRS Student Senate is excited to announce the call for nomination packets for the CAHNRS Superior Club of the Year Award for 2016-2017. Please visit the following link for more information on how CAHNRS clubs can apply: http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/academics/superior-club-award/. Packets are due to Alanna Ellis (acellis@wsu.edu) by February 1, 2017.  If you are involved in a CAHNRS club, please pass this information along.   Presentation: Industry Job Series: Networking with Dr. Isaiah Hankel (The Cheeky Scientist) When: Saturday, January 14th, 10:00-12:00 pm      Where: CUB L60 (Butch’s Den) Registration: https://orgsync.com/39017/forms/212000 The Professional Development Initiative (PDI) invites you and your students to attend our first evet of the semester. Dr. Isaiah Hankel, the Cheeky Scientist, will help graduate and professional students learn how to build credibility in industry and academia and become a more competitive candidate. In this workshop, Dr. Hankel will teach students networking strategies and how to build rapport for the job seeking professional. Dr. Hankel will provide detailed specific action steps that job seekers can take and specific scripts to use while networking. All PDI events will be available to sites other than Pullman through a web link that will be emailed to you before the event. Please make sure to register on the link below and indicate at which WSU site you are located. Lunch will be provided at all PDI events. We hope we can count on you again to help promote this event to graduate and professional students in your department   Eli Bloom is still collecting half-gallon waxed “milk” cartons until the first week in February 2017.  He is using these cartons to make trap-nests for cavity-nesting bees.  Cartons may be dropped by the Crowder Lab, FSHN building, room 360, at your convenience, and no number is too small (every carton makes a difference)! Moreover, if you would prefer that I come pick them up from you, please, write Eli directly at elias.bloom@wsu.edu.   Quarterly lobbying reports must be filed online by Wednesday, January 18, 2017, covering WSU employee activities between October 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016. 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. 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 multilayered 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 ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Plant Protection Specialist, Kansas Dept of Agriculture, Shawnee County, KS
  2. Assistant Professor of Poultry Science, Penn St Univ., Univ. Park, PA
  3. Postdoc Researcher, Penn St University, Univ. Park, PA
  4. Prof of Entomology: Mosquito Transmission…, Dept of Entomology, Penn St Univ., Univ. Park, PA
  5. Clinical Prof: Aviation Diagnostics & Outreach Vet., Penn St Univ., Univ. Park, PA
  6. Field Biology/Entomologist, Pacific & Michigan Ag Research, Albion, MI
***** Important Dates and Deadlines   The Northwest Scientific Association announced that proposals for the 2017 Student Research Grants are due January 16, 2017.  The theme for the 88th NWSA conference is Understanding & Managing Diversity: From the Landscape to the Gene.  This year’s conference will be on the campus of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon on March 29-April 1, 2017Abstracts for oral or poster presentations are due February 16, 2017.  For more information about NWSA visit their website at:  http://www.northwestscience.org/   Several hard-to-award scholarships are available for academic year 2017-18If you fit the criteria please apply by filling out the general WSU Scholarship application by January 31 at http://admission.wsu.edu/scholarships/ and also e-mail Britta Nitcy at nitcy@wsu.edu with your name and the scholarship(s) you fit and she’ll watch for your name in the applications.
  • The de Weerd Memorial Fellowship for Excellence in Potato Research is for a graduate student who will be studying potatoes in the areas of plant science, plant pathology, economics, or marketing.
  • Lindahl Memorial Scholarship: For those full-time undergraduate and graduate students who will be working in a course of study relating to wheat research/grains.
  • R. C. McCroskey Scholarship: For a graduate student studying some problem connected with agriculture in the Palouse.
  • Rockie Family Scholarship: For students studying appropriate, nutritious and appealing food for hospitals and convalescent/nursing homes.
  • John and Maggie McDougell Scholarship: For a junior or senior studying agriculture who is planning to return to farming as a career.
  • Everett and Helen Kreizinger Scholarship: For graduate students planning to go into agricultural extension education
  USDA NIFA announces funding for Organic Ag Research, Education & Extension Projects: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $17.6 million for research and outreach activities to support the organic agriculture sector. The grants are funded through NIFA’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.  “The organic industry is the fastest growing segment of U.S. agriculture, with sales growing by $4.2 billion last year to reach a record $43.3 billion,” said NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy. “Over the past seven years, USDA has invested nearly $261 million in research to improve the productivity and success of organic agriculture, including seed-breeding. The Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative is one of the many ways USDA is helping this sector meet growing consumer demand.”  OREI funds high-priority research, education and extension projects that enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic products. Eligible entities include Land-Grant and other research universities, federal agencies, national laboratories, state agricultural experiment stations, and research foundations and other private researches. Applications are due January 19, 2017.  See attachment for complete announcement.   GPSA Research Expo will be on Friday, March 13, 2017, 8:30 AM -12:00 PM in the Senior Ballroom in the CUB.  Abstracts for Showcase/WSU 2017 are due by 5:00 PM on Monday, January 23.  For more info go to: https://showcase.wsu.edu/gpsa-research-expo/.   Want to recruit excellent scholars to your program for Fall 2017? 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 Monday, February 9th, 2017 at 5pm.  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 or have been offered funding from the prospective department, will be eligible to participate in the Campus Visitation Program.  The campus visit will take place on the Pullman campus, March 5th- 8th, 2017.  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.        [/textblock][list display_type="accordion" img_size="full" display_accordion="1" title="" tag="h2" headline_tag="h5" hide_excerpt="" hide_link="" posts_per_page="100" csshook="" bg_image="" source="feed" post_type="post" taxonomy="category" terms="Newsletter Archive" remote_posts_per_page="5"][/list][/column][/row][/section]

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[section title="Page Section" bgcolor="" fullbleed="0" csshook=""][row layout="single" bgcolor="" textcolor="" padding="pad-top" gutter="gutter" csshook=""][column csshook="" bgcolor="" verticalbleed="0"][textblock ]Entomology Colloquium:  The speaker for January 9th presentation is Dr.  Richard Zack WSU Entomology and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs. The title of his presentation is “An Entomological Odyssey.”  To learn more about Dr.  Zack go to: http://entomology.wsu.edu/blog/2011/06/20/zack/ . All colloquium presentations will be held in FSHN 354, the Entomology Department classroom and begin at 2:10 PM.  The AMS dial # is 5701680   Dr. Pete Landolt will be giving a presentation titled “Fun with Wasps” on Wednesday, January 18th at 10:30 AM from WSU-Prosser IAREC Hamilton Hall large conference room.  Peter J Landolt, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty in the Entomology Department, is a Research Entomologist and Acting Research Leader at the USDA Yakima Agriculture Research Laboratory in Wapato. For more information about Dr. Landolt go to:  http://entomology.wsu.edu/blog/2011/06/20/landolt/.  The AMS dial # is: 5704453. Pullman people can view the presentation in FSHN 164, the Entomology Dept. conference room.   Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Elizabeth Beers and Adrian Marshall are the recipients of a $11,700 grant from USDA/NIFA/Western SARE for support concerning Evaluating the Exclusion and Non-Target Effects of Shade Netting on Apple Orchards (12/19/2016)
  • Elizabeth Beers is the recipient of a grant in the amount of $18,000 from United Phosphorus for support concerning Insect Control on Tree Fruits.  (12/22/2016)
  • Elizabeth Beers and David Crowder are the recipients of a grant in the amount of $138,104 from USDA/NIFA for support concerning Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in US Specialty Crops (12/22/2016)
  • Doug Walsh and Rick Boydston are the recipients of a $4,000 grant from the Washington Mint Commission for support concerning Weed Research in Mint. (12/28/2016)
  • John Stark, Tanyalee Erwin and Lisa Rozmyn are the recipients of a $50,575 grant from the Russell Family Foundation for support concerning WSU Puyallup Environmental Education Community of Interest work (12/19/2016)
For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx     The prices on our Entomology Apparel have been reduced.  See the attachment for available items with the new prices.     The EGSA desk calendars are here and are available for sale.   The calendar features graduate student and professor’s photographs, in a clean, informative way, and is acceptable for both academic audiences and the broader community. The cost will be $10, and anyone that is interested can contact Abigail Cohen at:  abigail.cohen@wsu.edu. These will make a nice gift, or a nice treat for yourself if you’d like an interesting display of beneficial insects and spiders year-round! Please, let Eli know if you have any questions at (402) 676-0138 elias.bloom@wsu.edu.   Presentation: Industry Job Series: Networking with Dr. Isaiah Hankel (The Cheeky Scientist) When: Saturday, January 14th, 10:00-12:00 pm    Where: CUB L60 (Butch’s Den) Registration: https://orgsync.com/39017/forms/212000 The Professional Development Initiative (PDI) invites you and your students to attend our first evet of the semester. Dr. Isaiah Hankel, the Cheeky Scientist, will help graduate and professional students learn how to build credibility in industry and academia and become a more competitive candidate. In this workshop, Dr. Hankel will teach students networking strategies and how to build rapport for the job seeking professional. Dr. Hankel will provide detailed specific action steps that job seekers can take and specific scripts to use while networking. All PDI events will be available to sites other than Pullman through a web link that will be emailed to you before the event. Please make sure to register on the link below and indicate at which WSU site you are located. Lunch will be provided at all PDI events. We hope we can count on you again to help promote this event to graduate and professional students in your department   Student Financial Services (SFS) is excited to unveil our newly re-designed website! The SFS website can be found at financialaid.wsu.edu. The new website was designed with students, families, and our WSU campus partners in mind to make financial aid and scholarship information easy to navigate while promoting and raising awareness of financial aid opportunities. One of the exciting new features of the new website is our Scholarship Search engine that offers a multitude of scholarships that can be filtered based on class standing, academic major, residency, scholarship due dates and amounts, and GPA. Students and Parents can easily look for scholarships within seconds by using this tool that’s FREE, available 24/7 and available right at their fingertips. SFS will continue to expand the Scholarship Search engine and continuously add various scholarship opportunities found within and outside of the university, so make sure to visit the site often! While we hope that the transition to the new SFS website is as seamless as possible, we are asking for your assistance in checking your department websites to make sure any links you have to the SFS website are working correctly. If you find any links that are no longer working, you have any questions, or would like to share your feedback on our re-designed website, please contact our SFS Communications Team at sfs.communications@wsu.edu.  We hope our new and improved website will be a friendlier, faster, and easier way to get key financial aid information and resources into the hands of those that need it most--our students, families, WSU community, and campus partners who all work together tirelessly to help students along every step of their educational journey here at WSU. Don’t forget to follow Student Financial Services on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Every Friday we are promoting different scholarship opportunities! Joy Scourey SFS, scourey@wsu.edufinancialaid.wsu.edu     Eli Bloom is asking our help in collecting approximately 200 half-gallon waxed “milk” cartons. Since last year, he’s been using these cartons to make trap-nests for cavity-nesting bees. These nests are sent out with citizen scientists in the Seattle-area, who then install them in their urban gardens. He hopes to use these data for a paper on the efficacy of citizen science to monitor cavity-nesting bees, and having this second year of data should help to accomplish that goal. Attached is an image of the type of carton I’m looking for, and what the eventual nest box looks like. If you would like to help, please, collect these your cartons over the next few weeks. As you likely know, many types of beverages come in these cartons, including milk, orange juice, and eggnog!  If possible I’d like to have the cartons in-hand by January 16th, however, I will continue to need cartons up until the first week in February 2017. Cartons can be dropped by the Crowder Lab, FSHN building, room 360, at your convenience, and no number is too small (every carton makes a difference)! Moreover, if you would prefer that I come pick them up from you, please, write me directly at elias.bloom@wsu.edu.   Quarterly lobbying reports must be filed online by Wednesday, January 18, 2017, covering WSU employee activities between October 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016. 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. 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 multilayered 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   ***** EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.
  1. Natural Science Program Coordinator, Oakland Co., Michigan, Pontiac, MI
  2. Asst. Professor of Row Crop & Forage Ent., Univ. Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
  3. Forest Health Specialist, Idaho Dept of Lands, Coeur d’Alene, ID
  4. Agricultural Standards Officer IV, San Bernardino, CA
  5. Graduate Scholar, Bayer Crop Science, various locations in U.S.
  6. Advisor, Prevention and Control of Vector Borne Diseases, World Health Organization, Washington, DC
  7. Assistant Professor of Entomology, Univ. of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Rio Grande Valley, TX
  8. Research Support Assoc, Ctr of Tropical Ag, Plant & Env Protection Sci, Univ. of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, HI
  9. Research Scientist-Wisconsin Coop Fishery Res Unit, Univ of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI
  10. Conservation Planner, St. of Utah, Weber County, UT
  11. Pollinator Crew Leader, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  ***** Important Dates and Deadlines   The call for nominations for the 2017 Experiment Station Section Award for Excellence in Multistate Research is open.  The deadline is January 12 at 5 pm to lavine@wsu.edu. This is the ninth year of the award program and, as in past years, the intent of this award is to publicly recognize the high quality science being conducted through the Hatch Multistate Research Program and the impacts of that science on society.  In addition, it is intended to increase the visibility of the program within the higher education community with a formal presentation at the annual APLU meeting and notification of decision makers in Washington through news releases announcing the award winners. Nominations for the 2017 award will be made through the five regional SAES associations (NCRA, NERA, SAAESD, WAAESD, and ARD).  WSU is a member of the Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (WAAESD).  Any approved multistate project is eligible for the award.  Please submit your nominations to Laura Lavine, lavine@wsu.edu with a one page or less proposal detailing why this multistate project deserves the award by 5 pm on January 12, 2017.  Jim Moyer will review the proposals and submit only one from WSU to WAAESD. Each association will submit one nomination will be considered for the national award.  The regional nominations will be reviewed by the ESCOP Science and Technology Committee.  This Committee will make a recommendation for the national winner to the ESCOP Executive Committee who will make the final selection.  The winning project will receive $15,000 from the Hatch Multistate Research Funds. Do you think the project you are a member of deserves recognition and that will serve as an excellent example of the quality of research performed by the Land Grant system? Please submit a nomination!  The deadline is January 12 at 5 pm to lavine@wsu.edu.     The Northwest Scientific Association announced that proposals for the 2017 Student Research Grants are due January 16, 2017.  The theme for the 88th NWSA conference is Understanding & Managing Diversity: From the Landscape to the Gene.  This year’s conference will be held on the campus of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon on March 29-April 1, 2017.  Abstracts for oral or poster presentations are due February 16, 2017.  For more information about NWSA visit their website at:  http://www.northwestscience.org/   The Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting this year will take place on April 2-5, 2017 in Portland Oregon at Hilton DoubleTree Hotel. You are encouraged to attend and to spread the word to colleagues and students about this meeting. Registration for the meeting has just opened on line: http://www.entsoc.org/pacific/2017-pacific-branch-annual-meeting. There you will also find information about submitting talks, posters and nominations for awards. Thanks to the work of program chairs Laura Levine and Erik Wenninger, and those who have stepped up to organize symposia, the program is going to be full and exciting. Portland, of course, is a perennial favorite location for PBESA meetings.   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.   *****    [/textblock][list display_type="accordion" img_size="full" display_accordion="1" title="" tag="h2" headline_tag="h5" hide_excerpt="" hide_link="" posts_per_page="100" csshook="" bg_image="" source="feed" post_type="post" taxonomy="category" terms="Newsletter Archive" remote_posts_per_page="5"][/list][/column][/row][/section]

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