2018 Newsletter

June 1, 2018

Department Announcements

Calling all social butterflies! We are excited to announce we are on multiple social media platforms. Stay connected to us on our channels below:

Facebook (@WSUENT) Twitter (@WSUEntomology) Instagram (@WSUEntomology

Send in any cool photos, news stories, or upcoming events to Christina Rede at Christina.rede@wsu.edu for our social media channels.  Please submit by Thursday noon to Christina or our SmartSheet notification page at:  https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=b7c943ec39084d74a98410f50b4db935.

We are pleased to announce that David Crowder was granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor.

On May 30, 2018, CAHNRS News featured Adekunle (Kunle) Adesanya’s research and his being named the 2018 ... » More ...

May 18, 2018

Department Announcements

Calling all social butterflies! We are excited to announce we are on multiple social media platforms. Stay connected to us on our channels below:

Facebook (@WSUENT) Twitter (@WSUEntomology) Instagram (@WSUEntomology)

The FSHN building elevator will be shut down all day this coming Monday and Tuesday (May 21 & 22). They will be replacing parts and an L&I inspection. For more info go to:  https://myfacilities.wsu.edu/notices/SearchEventNotices.aspx?event=8554

We are pleased to announce that the James and Marilyn Hyde Estate has made substantial gifts to the Entomology Department for the support of insect education and research.  The Hyde family was recognized by WSU ... » More ...

May 4, 2018

Department Announcements

Joseph Taylor will be taking his PhD Preliminary Examination on May 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM in FSHN 164.  The dial in # is 774611

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

John Stark and Tanyalee Erwin are recipients of a $141,252 grant from the City of SeaTac and Washington St. Dept of Ecology for the 2019 Washington Statewide Municipal Stormwater Conference.  (4/26/2018)

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

Please note that during the summer we will be sending out the Entomology News every 2 weeks.  The next Entomology News will be going out on Friday May 18th.

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April 27, 2018

Department Announcements

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

Beverly Gerdeman is the recipient of a $8,777 grant from the NW Agriculture Research Foundation to work to “Prevent Lodging and Yield Loss from Cabbage Maggot in Cabbage for Seed & Protect Pollinators”; and a $12,662 grant from the Washington Red Raspberry Commission to work on “Factors Affecting Spider Mite Outbreaks in PNW Red Raspberry”; and along with Chris Benedict and Donald McMoran received a $$5,567 grant from the NW Agricultural Research Foundation to work on “Distribution of BMSB in Skagit and Whatcom Counties.” (4/2/2018) David Crowder and Rachel Olsson are recipients of a $95,000 grant ... » More ...

April 20, 2018

Department Announcements

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the E. Paul Catts Lecture events on April 19 & 20, 2018.  Your attendance at the lectures and all those who assisted with this event are what made it a success.

Thanks also to the School of Food Science and Entomology staff and Dr. Rich Zack who worked to make the BBQ so enjoyable.  A special thanks to Animal Sciences who donated the Cougar Smoky Sausage and everyone who brought food for this event.  We could not have done it without you.

Congratulations to Ben Lee who successfully passed his PhD Preliminary Exam on ... » More ...

April 13, 2018

 

Department Announcements

Rufus+Isaacs+2_edit 2018Mark your calendars to attend the E. Paul Catts Lecture events on April 19 & 20, 2018.  This year’s speaker is, Dr. Rufus Isaacs. He is a faculty member in the Entomology Department at Michigan State University. The public lecture will be on Thursday, April 19, 2018, 5-6:30 PM at the 1912 Center (412 E. 3rd St. in Moscow, ID).  The title of this presentation is Bees and Blooms for Bigger Blueberries.  The dinner will be at 6:30 at the Hunga Dunga ... » More ...

April 6, 2018

Department Announcements

Calling all social butterflies! We are excited to announce we are on multiple social media platforms. Stay connected to us on our channels below:

Facebook (@WSUENT) Twitter (@WSUEntomology) Instagram (@WSUEntomology)

Send in any cool photos, news stories, or upcoming events to Christina Rede at Christina.rede@wsu.edu for our social media channels.  Please submit by Thursday noon to Christina or our SmartSheet notification page at:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=b7c943ec39084d74a98410f50b4db935.

The 22nd Annual Insect Cinema Cult Classic will be TONIGHT Friday, April 6th in Todd Hall Room 276, beginning at 5:30 PM.  Do your kids BUG you? Join the WSU Entomology Department for the ... » More ...

March 30, 2018

 

Department Announcements

Mark your calendars to attend the E. Paul Catts Lecture events on April 19 & 20, 2018.  This year’s speaker is, Dr. Rufus Isaacs. He is a faculty member in the Entomology Department at Michigan State University. The public lecture will be on Thursday, April 19, 2018, 5-6:30 PM at the 1912 Center (412 E. 3rd St. in Moscow, ID).  The dinner will be at 6:30 at the Hunga Dunga Brewing Company (333 N Jackson St, Moscow, ID 83843). Tickets for the dinner may be purchased by going here: https://store.entomology.cahnrs.wsu.edu/e-paul-catts-dinner-registration. Dr. Isaacs will be giving a scientific talk on Friday, April ... » More ...

March 23, 2018

 

Department Announcements 

Mark your calendars to attend the E. Paul Catts Lecture events on April 19 & 20, 2018.  This year’s speaker is, Dr. Rufus Isaacs. He is a faculty member in the Entomology Department at Michigan State University. The public lecture will be on Thursday, April 19, 2018, 5-6:30 PM at the 1912 Center (333 N. Jackson St, in Moscow, ID).  The dinner will be at 6:30 at the Hunga Dunga Brewing Company (412 E. 3rd St. in Moscow, ID). Tickets for the dinner may be purchased by going here: https://store.entomology.cahnrs.wsu.edu/e-paul-catts-dinner-registration. Dr. Isaacs will be giving a scientific talk on Friday, April ... » More ...

March 16, 2018

Department Announcements

Calling all social butterflies! We are excited to announce we are on multiple social media platforms. Stay connected to us on our channels below:

Facebook (@WSUENT) Twitter (@WSUEntomology) Instagram (@WSUEntomology)

Send in any cool photos, news stories, or upcoming events to Christina Rede at Christina.rede@wsu.edu for our social media channels.

You can also send your news and events to our SmartSheet page by Thursday noon to be included in the Friday News.

Submit your info to our SmartSheet notification page at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=b7c943ec39084d74a98410f50b4db935.

Grants and Awards

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

David Crowder who is the recipient ... » More ...

March 9, 2018

Grants

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

Betsy Beers who is the recipient of a $45,048 from the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission to work on Integrated Pest Management of SWD in Sweet Cherry. (3/2/2018)

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

Seminars and Exams

Megan Asche will be giving her MS seminar and taking her final exam on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.  Beginning at 12:00 PM with her seminar followed by the exam.  Megan’s thesis is titled “A Comparison of Hygienic and Flight Behavior Among Different  Strains of Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae).”   Her ommittee members are Steve Sheppard, David Crowder and Vince Jones.

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March 2, 2018

Department Announcements

Calling all social butterflies! We are excited to announce we are on multiple social media platforms. Stay connected to us on our channels below:

Facebook (@WSUENT) Twitter (@WSUEntomology) Instagram (@WSUEntomology)

Send in any cool photos, news stories, or upcoming events to Christina Rede at Christina.rede@wsu.edu for our social media channels.

If any of you have news to share please send by Thursday noon to our SmartSheet notification page at:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=b7c943ec39084d74a98410f50b4db935.

Congratulations to Emily Wine who successfully passed her MS Final Exam on last Friday.

Seminars and Colloquium

The entomology colloquium on March 5th will be presented by  Dr. Jose ... » More ...

February 23, 2018

Department Announcements

Calling all social butterflies! We are excited to announce we are on multiple social media platforms. Stay connected to us on our channels below:

Facebook (@WSUENT) Twitter (@WSUEntomology) Instagram (@WSUEntomology)

Send in any cool photos, news stories, or upcoming events to Christina Rede at Christina.rede@wsu.edu for our social media channels.

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.   

The elevator in the Food Science and Human Nutrition building will be shut down at 10:00 AM on February 27 until 4:00 PM on February 28, 2018.  This ... » More ...

February 16, 2018

Department Meetings

The next Entomology Faculty Meeting will be on Wednesday, February 21, at 9:00 AM.  The AMS dial # is:772671.

Department Announcements

Emily Wine  has  scheduled  her  M.S. seminar and final exam for Friday, February 23, 2018, beginning at 10:00 AM.  The title of her thesis is “Long-Term Population Census and Nest Site Characterization of Managed Alkali Bee Population  in Alfalfa Seed Production in South Central Washington.”  Her committee members are  Doug Walsh, Steve Sheppard, Dave Crowder

Brandon Hopkins and Waled Suliman (a postdoc in Biological Systems Engineering) are the recipients of a $10,000 award from the Honey Bee Health Coalition’s first ever Bee ... » More ...

February 9, 2018

Department Meetings

The next Entomology Faculty Meeting will be on Wednesday, February 21, at 9:00 AM.  The AMS dial # is: 772671

Congratulations

Congratulations to Rachel Olsson who learned this week that she is the recipient of a USDA AFRI Fellowship.  She will be working on “Reciprocal interactions between canola crop plants and bee pollinators.”

Grants

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

Doug Walsh is the recipient of a $6000 grant from the Washington Hope Commission to work on “Bioassay on a Hop Miticide.” (1/25/2018) Betsy Beers is the recipient of a $15,467 grant from the Washington Tree Fruit Commission.” (1/26/2017) John Stark is ... » More ...

February 2, 2018

Department Announcements

It’s not too late to get WSU EGSA calendars and patches.  The calendars are marked down to $8.00 and feature photos taken by our Grad Students and the patches are just $3.00.  For more info see the attachment or to place your order contact abigial.cohen@wsu.edu.  All profits will go to the WSU EGSA for their activities.

Seminars and Colloquium

The speaker for the Entomology Colloquium on February 5, 2018, will be Dr. Betsy Beers .  The title of her presentation is “The Acarine Bermuda Triangle: Mites, Resistance, and Non-Target Effects” To learn more about Dr. Beers go to: http://www.tfrec.wsu.edu/pages/ebeers.

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January 26, 2018

Seminars and Colloquium

Dr. Laura Lavine

The speaker for the Entomology Colloquium on January 29, 2018, will be Dr. Laura Lavine.  The title of her presentation is “Life History Trade-offs and Phenotypically Plastic Trait Evolutions in Insects.”  Dr. Lavine is a WSU Faculty Member in the Dept. of Entomology and is Assistant Director, CAHNRS Office of Research. The presentation is at 12:10 PM in FSHN 354.  The AMS dial number is 772402.

APAC’s Spring Professional Development Seminars: The professional development seminars offer a range of training opportunities for WSU staff and faculty. We encourage you ... » More ...

January 19, 2018

Seminars and Colloquium

APAC’s Spring Professional Development Seminars: The professional development seminars offer a range of training opportunities for WSU staff and faculty. We encourage you to attend. Please click on the event links below to register.

·         February 6    1:00–2:30 PM                   The Language of Appreciation –  Jaime Green, Director of Faculty Talent &   Recognition, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

·         February 16  10:00 AM –12:00 PM     Coaching’s Role in Student Success – Michael Heim, SSC Technology Coordinator, Academic Success and Career Center

·         March 7        3:30–5:00 PM                   Individual Problem-Solving: Hurdles and ... » More ...

January 12, 2018

Seminars and Colloquium

APAC’s Spring Professional Development Seminars: The professional development seminars offer a range of training opportunities for WSU staff and faculty. We encourage you to attend. Please click on the event links below to register.

·         February 6    1:00–2:30 PM                   The Language of Appreciation –  Jaime Green, Director of Faculty Talent &   Recognition, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

·         February 16  10:00 AM –12:00 PM     Coaching’s Role in Student Success – Michael Heim, SSC Technology Coordinator, Academic Success and Career Center

·         March 7        3:30–5:00 PM                   Individual Problem-Solving: Hurdles and Strategies  -Dr. Craig Parks, ... » More ...

January 5, 2018

CAHNRS Announcements

Mark your calendar for the next Entomology Faculty Meeting will be on Wednesday, January 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM.  AMS dial number to come.

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.

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