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August 31, 2015

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ENTOMOLOGY NEWS AUGUST 31-September 4, 2015



Steve Sheppard was on National Public Radio segment of Here and Now, on Aug. 24th. The title of the segment is” Scientists Look to Mushrooms for Honeybee Health.  To hear the segment go to:  There is also a 5 minute video on the same page that goes into more depth.  The video is titled:  Could the Mushroom Save the Honeybee?

We are also planning a Welcome Back BBQ at Sunnyside Park on Friday Sept. 11 at 5:00 PM at Sunnyside Park.  Watch for emails with info.

CAHNRS Fall Festival is on this coming Thursday, Sept. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. on Spillman Plaza (next to Hulbert and Clark Halls). We have created what we hope is a “bigger and even better” event intended to bring the CAHNRS community together to celebrate the beginning of the academic year.  Free food, games, club displays and three $500 scholarships for grad students and $500 scholarship for undergrads.

Our next Entomology Department Colloquium will be on Wednesday Sept. 16. The presenter will be  Dr. Krisztian Magori, Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA.  His talk is titled: Disease Ecology and Blood Feeding Arthropods.  For more info about Dr. Magori go to:    Seminars are each Wednesday at noon in FSHN 354 and the AMS dial # is 5709215.

The Graduate School is very pleased to announce scholarships available for graduate students for spring and fall 2016. Students must be nominated by the Dean of the college and meet the eligibility requirements of the scholarship for which they are nominated. Some scholarships include awards to several students, and range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year.  Information can be found at  Scholarships will be awarded on the strength of the required documentation, including areas such as leadership skills, research, quality of a master’s thesis, GPA and scholarly activities. Students may request nomination for any of the scholarships. See the attachment for further criteria for each scholarship.

The Entomological Society of Washington, DC (ESW) is pleased to announce the Society’s Student Award competition. The recipient will be selected based on the highest quality, most impactful student-authored article published in Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. The Proceedings is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes the results of entomological and acarological research in the areas of systematics, taxonomy, morphology, natural history, ecology, behavior, biodiversity, and conservation. Please visit the ESW website ( for details on the award, Proceedings, and ESW. The recipient will receive life membership in the ESW (currently valued at $600) and a $400 cash award. The recipient will also receive up to $800 to travel to Washington, DC to present at an Entomological Society of Washington meeting or up to $500 for travel to present at a meeting of his/her choice. The recipient

will be reimbursed the cost of publishing his/her article in the Proceedings. For more detailed see the ESW attachment. Questions concerning the award should be directed to Robert Kula, Program Chair for the ESW (


EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Assistant/Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, Weslaco, TX
  2. Extension Agent-Integrated Pest Management, Texas A&M Hillsboro, TX
  3. Entomology Research Assistant II, Texas A&M, Kingsville, TX
  4. Supervisory Plant Path/Plant Physiol/Hort/Geneticist, USDA ARS, Riverside CA
  5. Interdisciplinary Planning Specialist, USDA/Forest Service, Alaska
  6. Postdoc Assoc (Bacterial Symbosis)-Entomology, Coll. Of Agriculture, Ithaca, NY
  7. Professor and Head, Dept of Entomology, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR



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

Registration is now open for the Fall Pullman Graduate Grant Writing Workshop on Saturday, October 3rd from 9:00-5:00PM. Registration fees are due by September 25th before 3:00PM. Anybody interested in applying to one of the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowships should sign up for the New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowship Workshop on Saturday, September 12th from 9:00-1:00PM. Contact with any questions.