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July 6, 2015

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ENTOMOLOGY NEWS July 6-July 17, 2015



Katie Buckley’s PhD seminar and defense on Monday July 20, 2015.  Her seminar will be at 12:00 PM in FSHN 354 and the exam will immediately follow in FSHN  164.  A copy of her thesis is available on the Entomology SharePoint page and a hard copy is available in the Entomology Office. The AMS dial in # is:   5709860.

Elizabeth D’Auria’s  MS seminar and final  exam is set for  Monday, July 27, 2015. Her seminar will be at 10:00 AM in FSHN 354 and the exam will immediately follow in FSHN  164.  A copy of her thesis is availabale on the Entomology SharePoint page and a hard copy is available in the Entomology Office. The AMS dial in # is:   5709862.

Ivan Milosavljevic’s PhD seminar and final exam is set for Friday, July 31, 2015.  Confirmed time and thesis to come soon

Attention Students

The Grad School is in the midst of processing assistantships paperwork for the Fall 2015 semester.  This means that all graduate students need to be enrolled in the required 10 credits before your paperwork can be approved.  Please register for classes as soon as possible so your paperwork can be processed and so you can get paid without any delay.  If you have not done so already, let Dory know where you will be housed for the Fall ’15 semester. We need to let Student Accounts know not to charge the non-Pullman students the misc fees.

Graduate Student Tuition Payroll Deduction Plan:

Tuition & fees are due by the 1st day of classes, August 24, 2015. Take advantage of the easy payment plan and have your tuition and other fees deducted by Payroll Services for a nominal fee of $8.00.  Submit an online Graduate Payroll Deduction Authorization in zzusis between 7/20/15 and 9/7/15. Follow procedures at this link:   The deadline to authorize payroll deduction is Sept. 7, 2015.  Unpaid account balances will begin accruing late fees on Sept. 8th.  See the attached flyers for more information.

The School of Biological Sciences is seeking graduate students interested in teaching some of their introductory biology labs this fall.  Send your CV to Kara D. McClanahan, Instructional Support Supervisor, School of Biological Sciences. 509-335-3516.

New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register:

WSU has launched its major revision to the Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Education web site. All of the existing URLs you may have still connect to the correct pages. The older URL – still works so you do not have to update your links; however, the new website is – if you notice in the URL line on your browser. One issue that was Carrie found is that the old PEP web site may be in your browser memory; thus, you will need to refresh the address to access the new site. Ashley Hayes, our recently hired Event Coordinator, is our web master.  If you find any issues, please contact her at or email The dates for the 2015-2016 training season are on the new web site (calendar) and we will be launching access to the course registration system July 15 through 31 for WWA, with IPM Workshops available this week and the other courses by the end of the month.

Interim President to host open Forum July 22:

Washington State University interim President Dan Bernardo will host the second open forum for faculty and staff on the Pullman campus on Wednesday, July 22, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the CUB Jr. Ballroom. The WSU Board of Regents named Bernardo interim president on Tuesday. He has served as acting president since the time of President Floyd’s death June 20. Bernardo has been WSU’s provost and executive vice president since May 2014. “I want to make sure faculty and staff have an opportunity to have any questions they may have about how we are moving forward answered,” Bernardo said. “It is critical that we keep the lines of communication open in the coming months, and this is a first step in making that happen.” The open forums will provide opportunities for the WSU community to inquire about the hiring process for WSU’s next president, and ongoing initiatives such as the new medical school, the Grand Challenges research initiative, WSU’s potential partnership with Bellevue College, and implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan. WSU faculty and staff are invited to listen, and ask questions. Similar sessions will be held at WSU’s urban campuses at Vancouver, Tri Cities and Spokane later this summer.

Celebrating the Life of Elson S. Floyd, PhD

Please join us in celebrating the life and legacy of one of Washington State’s greatest leaders for higher education and a nationally respected voice for higher education access and affordability, the late Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd.  The service will begin at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015, in Beasley Coliseum on WSU’s Pullman campus.

The deadline for faculty to request Regalia (at no charge) for Convocation is Monday, July 20. Please visit for information.  Convocation is Friday, August 22, at 10 a.m. in Beasley Coliseum. One representative from each academic department is asked to attend.

Rich Zack was featured in an article in the July 8th Daily Evergreen about the M.T. James Museum.  The article is attached.

Angel gets reprieve for one more semester

WSU has extended the life of the Angel LMS for an extra semester at no additional cost to WSU. This change was the result of faculty seeking more time to prepare courses in the new Blackboard Learn platform. Angel, due to go off-line in August, will now be available until Dec. 30, and both Angel and Blackboard Learn will be available for Fall 2015. Please note that the December date is final. All Angel courses must be migrated to Blackboard by Dec. 30. To help with the switchover, the Global Campus is offering a full range of personal help. You can:

  • Have one of our experts come to your office
  • Drop by our open lab
  • Attend a workshop
  • Get answers by email or through our chat box

To access any of these resources, visit To access your new Blackboard course spaces, go to and log in with your WSU NID and password. And, if you have any questions, send us a note at

The James Entomological Museum is on a YouTube video that was a featured item on the WSU Linkedin and Google Plus pages.  The video showcases the museum and identifying pesky insects. To see the video go to:  or



  1. Postdoctoral Researcher, Bt Toxin Eng., Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  2. Regional Urban Entomologist, Steritech, Chicago, IL
  3. Research Scholar, NC State Univ., Raleigh, NC
  4. National Program Leader for Entomology & Pathology Res, Forest Entomology,  USDA Albuquerque, NM
  5. Entomology Research Assistants 1 and 2; Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX
  6. Farmworker Education Specialist, WSDA Yakima & Wenatchee, WA



Students intending to do their final exams during the summer should be aware of these important deadlines:

Application for degree must be submitted by May 29, 2015.

Final Exam Scheduling form must be submitted by July 17, 2015

The last day to conduct final exams is July 31, 2015

The Entomology Annual Meeting will be August 13 – 14, 2015 in Leavenworth, WA.

2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL.  Website: