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September 28, 2015

Posted by | October 2, 2015



Our next Entomology Department Colloquium will be on Wednesday Oct. 7, 2015. The presenter will be Dr.

William Kabasenche, WSU School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. He is also a participating faculty member with the Center of Reproductive Biology.   The topic of his presentation is” Intellectual Humility and Science.”   For more info about Dr. Kabasenche go to: or Colloquium presentations are each Wednesday at noon in FSHN 354 and the AMS dial # is 5709215.

The Entomological Society of America has put forward their request for student volunteers for the ESA national meeting in Minneapolis in November.  If a student volunteers for 6 hours they get $195 off their registration fee for the meeting. Info on how to volunteer can be viewed at  This program fills up quickly, so if students are interested they need to volunteer ASAP.

WSU Fruit Sales Continue This Week

Already picked apples and pears will be available for sale on Friday’s and Saturdays.

Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They accept cash or check for payment.  For more info lease see go to this website   If you go say hi to Deb Pehrson (2012 MS Entomology grad).


EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Asst. Prof., Insect Physiologist/Biochemist, Purdue Univ., W. Lafayette, IN
  2. Asst. Prof, Mosquito/Arbovirus biologist, Florida Med Entomology Lab, Vero Beach, FL
  3. Dept. Head, Dept. of Entomology, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN
  4. Asst. Prof., Entomology Dept., University of Florida, Ft. Pierce, FL
  5. Asst. Extension Prof., Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi St., MS


The next Entomology Faculty meeting will be on Friday, October 23rd.  More details to come.

Alix Whitener’s PhD Preliminary Exam is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13th at 9:00 AM in FSHN 164 (Entomology Conference Room).  The AMS dial # is:  5701602.

The Entomological Society of Washington (D.C.) student competition is for papers through the period of July 2015 through July 2016.  The recipient of the award will be notified by Sept. 30, 2016 by Committee Chair Robert Kula (  For more info on the Entomological Society of Washington (D.C.) go to:

Nominate faculty for Provost’s Leadership Academy:  The nomination period is now open for this year’s edition of the Provosts’ Leadership Academy (PLA). The PLA is an opportunity for Deans and Chancellors to recognize early and mid-career faculty who show promise as leaders and positive role models in their colleges or campuses. The PLA provides these faculty with a semester long training program that develops self-awareness, confidence and leadership skills, expands their networks within the University, brings them in touch with University leaders and builds knowledge of the University and its challenges.  Ninety of our faculty have participated in the first four cohorts of the PLA, and the reviews of the program have been very positive. For more information on the program, visit the website.  Please email nominations, or questions about the program, to Jerman Rose at by Friday, October 16. Thank you for your support of this important professional development program.

The Bookie Instructor Appreciation Day date is set for October 21st this year.  More details to come.

Students: Be sure to check out the WSU Grad School Scholarship page for a list of scholarships.  Most have a submittal date of Dec 15, 2015.  The link is:

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