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December 6, 2013

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Final grades are due by 5 PM on Dec. 17thFaculty are responsible for submitting grades for their students research credits ENTOM 700 & 800.  See the attachments for a reminder of how to do this.  If you are unsure as to what your section is contact Dory who will look it up for you. 

CAHNRS Holiday Party will be 12 at 3:30-6:00 PM in the Ensminger Pavillion.  Please bring food items for the annual food drive.  We will have a collection box in the Office until then.  Hors d’Oeuvers, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. 

As part of the WSU closure the Entomology Office will be closed from December 24 through January 1. 

Beginning Dec. 4, sweet treats and caffeine are available at the CUB Information Desk to  ASWSU, GPSA and the CUB provide free coffee and cookies during the CUB’s 24 hours of operation, starting at 10 p.m. during dead and finals weeks. Cookies are served while supplies last. Coffee is served from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. The CUB’s 24 hours of operation runs Dec. 4-13.

The Registrar’s Office will be closed from December 24th through January 1st in observance of Washington State University’s closure of all non-essential business operations.  During this time, the Online Transcript Ordering System ( will be available for students to submit transcript requests. 

The EGSA has chosen Dr. Robert Kimsey from UC Davis as our Student Choice Speaker for the year. He will be in Pullman from February 10-13. If you would like to meet with him for a half hour or go to dinner there is a sign up sheet in the Entomology Office on Dory’s counter. If you have questions contact Rebecca Schmidt ,  Faculty please encourage your students to meet with him while he is here.  Rebecca is working on developing a sharepoint site or something similar so that interested people can read some of his prior work before he arrives.  For more information about Dr. Kimsey, please see the links below:

The following employees have receive length of service recognition this fall:  Jay Brunner (35 yrs); Jane Lepage, FEQL, (10 yrs); Dory Lohrey-Birch (35 yrs); Wendy Sue Wheeler (5 yrs). 

President Elson S. Floyd and Interim Provost Daniel J. Bernardo invite all faculty, staff, graduate students, and professional students to present original research, scholarship, or artistic expression at the 2014 Academic Showcase.  Abstracts can be submitted now through Tuesday, Jan. 28.Accepted work will be displayed for the WSU community and friends during the Academic Showcase on Friday, March 28, 9:00 a.m.-noon.

To submit an abstract or learn more, visit WSU Showcase at March 27-28 Showcase events include the Distinguished Faculty Address on Thursday afternoon; Academic Showcase on Friday morning; SURCA (Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities) on Friday afternoon; and the Celebrating Excellence recognition banquet on Friday evening. NOTE: Undergraduate student applications for the SURCA competition is open and will close Monday, Feb. 17 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit  The deadline to submit abstracts is January 18, 2014. 

Direct Deposit — Travel/Accounts Payable

If you have a Bank of America you should be aware, Bank of America has sold several branches to Washington Federal throughout Washington . There have been several notices concerning payroll direct deposit changes. Any change made for payroll DOES NOT CHANGE direct deposit for Travel/Accounts Payable. These are separate. Travel/Accounts Payable Direct Deposits are for travel reimbursements, stipends, non-service fellowship payments and personal reimbursements.

To change your Travel/Accounts Payable Direct Deposit do the following:

  • Go to the Travel Services web page,
  • Scroll down and click on “Direct Deposit” located at the bottom on the right hand side of the page.
  • On the next screen, click on Self Service Direct Deposit Authorization Form
  • On the next screen, log in on the Unified Sign In
  • On the next screen enter the information requested and click on Continue.

You are done—the update is live.

If you have questions, please contact Travel Services at 335-2034.


  1. Small Farms Advisor, UC of California, Fresno, CA
  2. Post-doctoral (Jr Researcher), macadamia felted coccid ecology and management, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa
  3. Research Assistant, IPM program, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC
  4. Research Project Coordinator, IPM program, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (located at Salinas, CA)
  5. Chemical Ecologist, Entomology & Nematology Dept., UC-Davis

Events – Save the Dates:

WSU Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 10:00 AM the Beasley Coliseum.   Line-up is scheduled for 9:30 AM.  For more info go to

Unwrapped CAHNRS Sharing Tree gifts need to be returned by Dec ember 11th to Hulbert 101 . The gift wrapping party is at 12:00 p.m. in Hulbert 323J with pizza to be provided.


January 6 & 7, 2014, Hilton Hotel , 921 SW 6th Ave , Portland, OR 97204-1296. See attachment for full details.  Students are encouraged to participate. 

Payroll Services is publicizing their new procedure for online grad payroll deductions.  Graduate students will receive emails tomorrow to announce and invite them to use the new procedure. This upcoming spring semester, students will no longer come to Payroll Services to sign an authorization for payroll deduction but will submit an online request through zzusis.  The zzusis link will be ready to use tomorrow. The new online request allows the student to log into zzusis and submit a request in many cases BEFORE their appointment is in DEPPS.  The request form, authorized by the student’s electronic signature via network ID, will be printed out that night and sent to Payroll Services.  Payroll will maintain an appointment database updated daily with appointment information from DEPPS.  Once the student’s appointment is in place with proper funding, we will post payroll deductions to the student’s account

Advantages of the online grad deduction authorizations:

  • The student can submit their authorization anywhere they have internet access.
  • No more lines or waiting at Payroll Services
  • They don’t have to wait for their appointment to be updated in HEPPS
  • In most cases, correct tuition rates and fees are automatically presented on the form depending on the campus in which they were admitted.
  • No more need to fax or email forms to branches or research stations
  • Staff hours are saved in Payroll Services since we will no longer be helping over 700 students each semester

Students planning to participate in the Pullman December Commencement Ceremony still have time to register and order their cap and gown.

The last day to order and therefore the last day to register to walk will be November 15, 2013.

The RFA for the Western IPM Center’s Competitive Grants Program is open. The RFA can be accessed by registering at Applications are due by 5:00 PM PST, December 18, 2013. Two webinars are being offered to help with your questions on planning the evaluation for your project — Wednesday, November 6 at 1:00 PM PST and Tuesday December 3rd at 1:00 PM PST.  The training will be conducted by Dr. Al Founier, University of Arizona.  Please see the home page of our web site for further details .  Please RSVP for the webinars by emailing Carla Thomas and specify which date(s) you plan to attend. 


The address for both webinars is

You may review the material ahead of time by visiting

  • The presentation will be delivered over your computer speakers, there is no conference line for this call. 
  • Participants will be able to ask the Presenter questions by typing them into the chat box on the screen.

The Western IPM Center has moved and is now located at the new UC Agriculture & Natural Resources Building at 2810 Second St., Davis, CA  95618-7774. The new phone number is: 530-750-1271.  While the site is down, if you need to download the 2014 Center Grants RFA, please log into the project management website at to access it.

The 8th International Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Symposium will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah USA from March 23-26, 2015 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Headquarters hotel will be the Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown.  Bookmark the website and visit often for updated information: Call for program proposal abstracts will be open in early 2014.[/textblock][/column][/row][/section]