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October 5, 2015

Posted by | October 9, 2015



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.

Our next Entomology Department Colloquium will be on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. The presenter will be Dr. Joanna Kelley, WSU School of Biological Sciences. She is also a participating faculty member with the WSU Center of Reproductive Biology.  The topic of her presentation is “Genomics in Extreme Environments: From Antarctic Midges to Hydrogen Sulfide Adapted Fish.”   For more info about Dr. Kelley go to: presentations are each Wednesday at noon in FSHN 354 and the AMS dial # is 5709215.

Everyone is invited to attend the 16th Annual BioResearch Product Faire is on Wednesday, October 14th at 10:00 – 2:30 PM in the CUB Jr. Ballroom.  There is a free food buffet, special drawings, t-shirts and other fun gifts.  Some of the vendors attending are:  Caliber ID, Cryoport Systems, Inc., GOLDBIO.COM, ibidi USA, Inc., Integrated DNA Technologies, Patterson Scientific, Transnetyx, VICI Metronics, Inc. For more info go to:

The first BUGGS* Presentation of the year will be on October 15, at 4:00 PM in FSHN T101.  The speaker will be Dr. Wyatt Hoback.  Dr. Hoback is with the Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology at Oklahoma State University.  The title of his seminar is “Ockham’s Razor and the Importance of Testing Assumptions in Entomological Research.”  For more info see the attached flyer.  (*Bi-University Guest Speaker Series)

Bill Snyder was featured in a WSU News article on October 5 titled WSU Received $2.7 million to research costly potato threat.  You can read the article by going to

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


EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Research Associate, Entomology Dept., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  2. Asst. Prof., Arthropod Evolution/Ecology, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CN
  3. Research Entomologist, USDA/ARS Pollinating Insects Res. Unit. , Logan, UT
  4. Research Associate, Entomology, North Carolina St. Univ., Raleigh, NC
  5. Research Scientist 2, Pesticide Registration, St. of Minnesota Agriculture Dept, St. Paul, MN
  6. Forest Lands Resource Specialist, Dept of Lands, St. Maries, ID
  7. Research Entomologist, USDA/ARS, Baton Rouge, LA



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:

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: