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November 1, 2013

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There is a Faculty Meeting on tentatively scheduled for Friday, November 7, at 11:00 AM.  If you cannot attend email Adam as this is a very important meeting.  A WECN connection will be scheduled.

It was announced in a WSU News Highlights article on Oct. 28 that Vincent Jones, professor of entomology at the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee, has been named director of the Tree Fruit Decision Aid System (DAS).

Rich Zack was featured in a WSU News Highlights article on Oct. 28.  The title of the article is:  “Scary Story: Maggots Help Us.”  To read the article go to

The annual Employee Benefits Fair is Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 12-3 PM in CUB 212.  There will also be presentations on Flexible Spending Account from 12:00-12:30 in the CUB Jr. Ballroom and Health Savings Account from 1:00-1:30 also in the Jr. Ballroom.  For other locations throughout the state go to: Open enrollment to make changes to your medical/dental plan is from Nov. 1-30, 2013.  For more info go to:

This week’s Entomology Colloquium speaker is Luke Harmon, Assistant Professor at the University of Idaho Dept. of Biological Sciences.  The title of his talk is “Detecting the Signature of Species Interactions in the Tree of Life.” The WECN dial # is 5706970.  The presentation begins at 12:10 PM in FSHN 354 on Wednesday, Nov. 6.  For more information about Dr. Harmon go to:

Insect Taxonomy will be offered this coming spring semester.  Dr. Sheppard is still working out the logistics (i.e.: who will teach, day & time).  It will be taught at WSU. ENTOM 539 should show up in the class schedule on Nov. 5.  Priority registration for Graduate and Professional Students begins on Nov. 4. 


  1. Assistant Professor, Fruit & Vegetable Entomologist, Univ of Minnesota, St. Paul
  2. Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis
  3. PhD Assistantship, Insect Microbiology, Univ of Florida, Lake Alfred
  4. Full or Associate Professor of Invertebrate Zoology & Entomology, Qatar University, Doha

Events – Save the Dates:

There is a Faculty Meeting next week on Friday, November 1, at 1:30 PM.  If you cannot attend email Adam as this is a very important meeting.  A WECN connection will be scheduled.

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 .

Entomology Graduate Student Association (EGSA) meeting are scheduled for every other Tuesday beginning August 27.  The WECN dial number is: 5706857

The Entomology Colloquium this semester will be on Wednesdays at noon in FSHN 354.  The WECN dial in for all sites is:  5706970.  This number will be the same for all colloquium presentations.

CV Workshop Part 2 will be held on November 5, 1:30-2:30, in FSHN 164 (Entomology conference room). 

This is a great opportunity for workshop participants to provide feedback on each other’s CVs.  Plan to attend this informative workshop.  The WECN Dial # is:  5708375