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January 20, 2015

Posted by | January 23, 2015


Paul Chisholm will be taking his PhD Preliminary Exam on Monday, Jan. 26 at 1:00 PM in FSHN 164.  The AMS dial in # is:  5707202

Next week’s seminar speaker on Wednesday, January 28th, is Dr. Laura Lavine.  The title of her presentation is:  Mechanisms of Condition Dependent Growth in the Weapons of Sexual Selection.  All seminars will be in FSHN 354 and start at 12:10 PM.  The AMS dial in # is 5706538. 

USDA-Wapato Seminar on January 28th.  Do species care about statistics? Examples from codling moth and apple maggot niche modeling.  The presenter is Sunil Kumar, Ph.D., Research Scientist II, Natural Resource Ecology Lab, Colorado State Univ.  Seminar will be on Wednesday, January 28th at Noon, in the USDA large conference room at the USDA-Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory, 5230 Konnowac Pass Rd., Wapato 98951.  Let Dory know if you would like a AMS/WECN connection by noon on Monday.

This semester’s OGRD Graduate Grant Writing Workshop will be held on March 28 (Saturday) between 9am – 5pm. To sign up, please have students follow this link: and click on the blue -Sign Up- link at the bottom of the workshop description.  Please contact Hannah Merley, Graduate Support Coordinator, OGRD at 509-335-3825 to set up an appointment for one-on-one assistance with funding searches, proposal editing, and an explanation of the submission process.

Dear graduate students on assistantships who desire payroll deduction for Spring 2015,

We have posted over 900 graduate student payroll deductions for the authorized amounts for Spring 2015. If you haven’t already, please check your account to verify your deduction has been posted for the amount you expected.  If you believe you have signed up for the graduate payroll deduction for Spring 2015 residual tuition and fees and your payroll deduction has not yet been posted to your account please contact me as soon as you can so we can figure out why.  Some reasons payroll deductions may not be posted are:

  • Students are not enrolled in at least 10 credits
  • Students submitted their authorizations yesterday (they will be posted  later today)
  • Students think they have signed up but they really haven’t. If you signed up for the Spring 2015 deduction you should have received an email confirming your authorization

Graduate payroll deduction can only be used for residual tuition and mandatory fees. Special class fees and optional grad insurance coverage for spouses or dependents cannot be payroll deducted.

The deadline to sign up for payroll deduction is Monday, January 26th.   Late fees are assessed on unpaid student account balances on Tuesday, January 27th.   Instructions for submitting your graduate payroll deduction can be found here: Rick Grunewald, Associate Director, WSU Payroll Services, Phone: 509-335-2014, Fax: 509-335-1472


See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Postdoc Apiculture & Bee Health, Univ. of Tennessee, Jackson, TN
  2. Postdoc, NC State University, Raleigh, NC
  3. Research Entomologist, USDA/ARS, Stoneville, MS
  4. Associate/Assistant Professors (2), Applied Entomology, The Ohio State Univ., Wooster, OH
  5. Assistant Professor, Ecosystem Science & Management, Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
  6. Senior Scientist, Bayer CropScience, Research Triangle Park, NC

Important dates to know

Wiley Expo abstracts due January 23, 2015.  The Wiley Expo is February 20, 2015 in the CUB.

Showcase abstracts due January 26, 2016.

WSU/CAHNRS scholarship application deadline is January 31, 2014.

Grant information from the USDA-NIFA-SRGP-004796 Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project IR-4 is attached.  Deadline is Feb. 18, 2015.

Dave Crowder and Elias Bloom will be presenters at an Extension Webinar on March 10, 2014.  For more info and to register go to: