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January 11, 2016

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The next Entomology Dept. Faculty meeting will be on Friday, January 22, 2015 at 11:00 AM in FSHN 164.  AMS dial number is 5703832.

GPSA Fall 2015 Travel Grant applications open January 12, 2016.
Applicants must have traveled between August 31, 2015 and January 17, 2016 to be eligible. For more info go to:

CAHNRS Student Senate is excited to announce the call for nomination packets for the CAHNRS Superior Club of the Year Award for 2015-2016. Please visit the following link for more information on how CAHNRS clubs can apply: Packets are due to Alanna Ellis (<>) by January 23, 2016.

The call for abstracts to Faculty, Staff, Graduate and Undergraduate Students for the WSU Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Exhibition (formerly known as Wiley Expo) has gone outAbstracts of up to 250 words are due no later than 5:00 PM, Monday, January 25, 2016. The 2016 Showcase will be on Friday, March 25th. For more info go to: and click on the left sidebar.

Also, the Career Expo is right around the corner on February 2, 2016. Graduate Students can get a jump start on networking with employers by including their resume in a resume book that will go out to all employers 1 week prior to the Expo day.  Grad students can simply log in to their Couglink account: , enter network ID and password, update their resume, and opt-in to the WSU Graduate Students Spring 2016 resume book! The benefit to doing this is that grad students can make an early connection and visit with employers that they are interested in during the Expo day. See a list of employers attending on the Academic Success and Career Center’s website at and be sure to check back often, as new employers register each day. Also, watch for the Career Fair app that students can download on their smart phones. Visiting employers want to meet grad students, so don’t let them miss out on this opportunity! Feel free to visit Lighty Student Services Building, Rm. 160 or call (509) 335-6000 for questions about this opportunity.

The Association for Faculty Women (AFW) invites faculty nominations for three awards: AFW’s Harriett B. Rigas award (presented to an outstanding doctoral candidate), the AFW Founders Award (presented to an outstanding master’s student). These two awards are limited to students with graduation dates in Fall 2015, Spring 2016, or Summer 2016. The third award, the Graduate School’s Karen P. DePauw Leadership Award, is for doctoral candidates and does not have a restriction on graduation date.

To nominate a student for one of these awards, please complete and submit the application form with a description of the student’s outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, teaching, outreach, and leadership.  We will accept nominations starting now through February 12th.  The final application packets are due February 19th. AFW will inform students who have been nominated and invite them to apply.  Please see more details about these awards and instructions for the full application process on the AFW awards page at For questions, please contact Laura Hill (

The Office of International Programs and the Office of Research would like to announce the Fourth Annual International Research Travel Award application process is now open for 2016. The collaborative program will fund 3-5 International Research Travel Awards (IRTA) to WSU full-time faculty ranging from $2,000-$5,000 each.  The IRTAs are being offered to assist research faculty in strengthening international collaborative linkages and to enhance significant scholarly and research impact aligned with WSU’s strategic priorities.  These awards are to assist faculty in achieving tangible outcomes e.g. joint publications or research proposals.  The awards are intended for research related activities that will advance the faculty member’s scholarly program.  The 2016 International Research Travel Award Request for Proposals is now online at  All proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. on February 15, 2016.


The Washington State University, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences Presents: Three Minute Thesis Competition. An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. For this contest, you must capture the essence of your work in 3 minutes. Are you up for the challenge? Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges graduate students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.? The deadline for proposals is Friday, February 19thOur own Robbie Zinna was last year’s winner and won the $1000 prize.  To see last year’s presentations go to:

For more information about how you can get involved in this opportunity visit our website at:

You can also contact the CAHNRS Academic Programs Office at 509-335-4562 or

If anyone of you are working with undergrads in your labs encourage them to participate in the Showcase for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (SURCA) on March 28thApplications are due on February 22, 2016.  Faculty can be judges for this competition.  For more info go to:

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: U.S. Borlaug Graduate Research Grant

U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program-Application Deadline: Monday, April 11, 2016

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security graduate research grant supports exceptional graduate students who are interested in developing a component of their graduate research in a developing country setting and in collaboration with a mentor from an International Agricultural Research Center (IARC) or a qualifying National Agricultural Research System (NARS) unit. U.S. citizenship is required, and applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. graduate program at the time of application. Applications are available at the program website.  Questions may be sent to

Turner Pest Control in Jacksonville, Florida is offering a $1,500 scholarship which will be awarded to a student who is enrolled in any university, college, or trade program—they do not have to be studying entomology or pest management.  Information about the scholarship may be found here:  The application deadline is in May 1, 2016.



Graduate TA Workshop

WHEN: Saturday, January 16, 2016                           WHERE: Todd 116

TIME: Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.         Workshops: 9:00 – 1:00  LUNCH

Qs? Email

The Graduate School has announced the 6th Annual Global Case Competition.  This competition brings student’s together to develop innovative interdisciplinary solutions to complex global issues facing each of us in today’s world.  Registration opens Feburary 1, 2016.  Teams of 4 to 6 students work together under a strict timeline to develop an innovative solution to the selected case. Judging the solution occurs in 2 stages. Teams present their solutions in a 2-page written solution. Expert judges evaluate each solution and the top-5 teams are selected as finalists. Each of the finalist teams presents a solution in a public forum. Judges hear each solution and pose questions to the respective teams before selecting a winner. To learn about GCC visit this webpage:

*March 1, 2016 will be the deadline for our 2016 Research scholarship applications: “Student of the Year” and “Paper of the Year” award submissions.

ESA Pacific Branch meetings are April 3-6, 2016 in Honolulu, HI at the Pacific Beach Hotel.

2016 International Congress of Entomology, Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, FL. Website:[/textblock][/column][/row][/section]