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November 21, 2016

Posted by | November 28, 2016

thanksgiving-pictureWe  wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. 





The next faculty meeting will be on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 10:30 AM-11:30 AM.  The AMS dial # is: 5704304.


Our November deadline for submitting notices of our awards and accomplishments received by faculty and students is due soon.  If you have anything to report please enter you information (published papers, news articles, presentations, professional, civic awards, etc.) via our Smartsheet system at

Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • John Stark and Tanyalee Erwin who are the recipients of a grant in the amount of $764,805 from the Washington Dept of Ecology/EPA.  Interagency Stormwater Strategic Initiative Team.   (11/17/2016)
  • Dave Crowder and Aaron Esser who is the recipients of a grant in the amount of a $324,983 from the USDA/NIFA/Crop Protection and Pest Management.  Improving integrated Pest Management of wireworms in cereal crops.  (11/17/2016)

For more info go to:


amanda-edworthyOur next colloquium presentation will be on Monday, November 28th at 2:10 PM in FSHN 354.  The speaker will be Amanda Edworthy speaking on Parasitic Fly Larvae: An Emerging Threat to Island Bird Populations.   Amanda is a researcher in the Bill Snyder Lab.  For more info about Amanda Edworthy go to:


The CAHNRS Sharing Trees have been set up on the 2nd floor in Johnson Hall, the ground floor in the FSHN Lobby and in Johnson Tower.  Represented agencies are Pullman Community Child Care Center, Latah Christmas for Kids and the Pullman Humane Society.  Gifts are to be turned in by Dec. 12 to Hulbert Hall 101.

Hey all! There is still honey left from our honey sale. Can everyone who wants honey reply to Rachel Olsson at and tell her how many bottles you would like to buy? I want us to have a chance to get what we want, and figure out if there will be enough honey to make it worth doing another sale, or if we can just sell the rest to the people within the building/department. If I can get responses on who would like honey and how much by Monday, that would be great. If it seems like we’ll still have a bunch of honey, then I’ll get the paperwork submitted to do the second sale on Dec 9, as discussed during the EGSA meeting.


Note for Students outside of Pullman Campus:   Off-campus students only— Please reply to Debra Marsh ( immediately if you have interest in this course being broadcast to the station(s).  No promises – just gathering interest.  This would be a good follow up to Dr. Crowder’s course for students interested in broader treatment of regression. It’s complementary training.  STAT 530 Applied Linear Models 3 (2-2) The design and analysis of experiments by linear models. Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 300-level STAT course.


WSU’s Environmental Health and Safety Office has instituted a Mandatory Laboratory Signage Program to be in compliance with Washington State’s Hazard Communication (Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Rule, WA Administrative Code (WAC) Ch. 296-901.  The purpose of this program is an effort to improve worker protection, emergency response and security for labs using a laboratory notification and warning sign.  A copy of the WAC and WSU Policy pertaining to this program are attached.  We have been asked to be in compliance by the end of October 2016. Each Principal Investigator is responsible for making sure that their labs are in compliance with this program and can create the appropriate signs for their labs.   On September 23, 2016, an email went out to all faculty, lab managers, staff regarding the WSU Laboratory Signage Program with a deadline to have this done by the October 28th.  Subsequent notices were in the October newsletters.  Please let Dory and/or Adam know when you have completed this project in your lab.  In case you forgot a copy of the email with instructions is attached. 


EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

-Postdoc Research Associate, Entomology & Plant Path., Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

-Jr. Researcher, Center of Tropical Ag, Plant and Environmental Sciences, UH Manoa, Honolulu, HI

-Postdoc (Pathobiological Sciences), Sch. Of Vet Med, Louisiana St. Univ., Baton Rouge, LA

-Asst Professor-Biological Control, Entomology Dept., Michigan St. Univ., East Lansing, MI

-Postdoc in Veterinary Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

-The Office of Multicultural Student Services is hiring student tutors.  Pay is $10/hr.  Applications are available in CUB 421C or on-line at


Important Dates and Deadlines

Please consider nominating deserving graduate students from your unit for these awards. Nominees for each scholarship should be sent directly to Alanna Ellis ( in the Academic Programs Office. CAHNRS deadline for nominees for all but the Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines is Thursday, December 8, 2016.  Rich Zack, Interim Associate Dean of Academic Programs will make final selections for the college and submit nominations by the Graduate School deadline.

The CAHNRS Holiday Party will be on Thursday, December 8th from 4-6 PM at the Ensminger Pavilion. 

The 2017 BIOAg request for proposals is now available!  The RFP is available on the BIOAg Grant Program<> webpage. Letter of intent are requested by Nov. 18th, and project proposals are due Dec. 14th.  For more info contact Tara Zimmerman (

Washington State Commission on Pesticide Registration has released the call for 2017 Request Proposals.

Proposals will be presented at the December 13 and 14, 2016 meeting in Ellensburg. See attachment for more details and application form.