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February 20, 2017

Posted by | March 22, 2017

February 20, 2017

Seminars and Colloquium

Entomology Colloquium:  The speaker for Monday, February 27th is Dr. Steve Garczynski. Dr. Garczynski is a research geneticist (insects) at the USDA/ARS Wapato Research Laboratory at the Temperate Tree Fruit and Vegetable Research Center in Wapato, WA, and is an adjunct faculty in the Entomology Department. The title of his presentation is Use of CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing to Determine Protein Function in Codling Moth.”  For more info about Dr. Garczynski go to:   All colloquium presentations are held in FSHN 354, the Entomology Department classroom and begin at 2:10 PM.  The AMS dial # is 5701680.
EGSA Speaker 2017

EGSA student choice speaker this year is Dr. Mary Barbercheck from Penn State. Her talk is titled: A Growing Concern: Women Farmers Sustaining Agriculture and the Environment. Her seminar will be during colloquium on March 20th, 2:10 pm, except will take place in FSHN T-101. We will send out her itinerary the week of February 20th for all to sign up for meetings.” See the attachment of the flyer.

Department Announcements

Joseph Taylor was one of the three WSU highlighted graduate students in a recent Seattle Times publication  titled “Advanced Degrees:  A critical Step to changing the world.” The other featured students were Emily (PhD student in Biological Sciences) and Ian Richardson (PhD in Material  Science and Engineering).  To read the article go to:

W.S. Wheeler V.P.Congratulations to Wendy Sue Wheeler who was elected as the 2017 Vice President/President Elect of The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (TPSA).  The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (TPSA), founded in 2000, is an organization of federal, state and local governmental agencies, educational and research institutions, public organizations, private corporations and individuals that are actively involved in different aspects of pesticide stewardship.  The goals of TPSA are to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and longevity of various pesticide stewardship efforts.  Check the TPSA web site for more information.

 Baby Lily

We are happy to learn that Fang (Rose) Zhu delivered her baby.  Her daughter Lily was born on February 11th at the Pullman Regional Hospital weighing in 6 lbs 4 oz.  Mother and baby are doing well and enjoying this very special time.



Join us in Seattle on March 29th at the Moore Theatre for an evening with Paul Staments and Louis Schwartzberg.  Paul Staments is the founder and president of Fungi Perfecti.  He is a mycology expert, TED speaker and developer of innovative mushroom technologies.  Louis Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer whose work has appeared on National Geographic and DisneyNature.  Event speakers will also include Dr. W. Steve Sheppard and Dr. Brandon Hopkins.  Proceeds from this event will support the WSU Honey Bee + Pollinator Research Program.  To learn more see the attached flyer or go to or

University Announcements

Free Evergreen ads for student groups:  Belong to a registered student organization at WSU? The Daily Evergreen and the WSU Pullman Services and Activities Fees Committee have partnered to let you advertise your RSO event for free.  Ad options include any size print or online ad, and photo booth rental. All ad applications must be approved by the Advertising Fund committee. Preference is given to RSOs but any student group may apply for funding. Funding is limited, so apply early on CougSync.

Employment Opportunities

  1. Research Assistant (Hops), Mt. Hort Res & Exten Center, North Carolina University, Mills River, NC
  2. Research Scholar, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  3. Post Doctoral Fellow, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  4. Biological Sciences Res. Tech 3 (Honey Bee Program), Oregon State Univ., Madras, OR
  5. Post Doctoral Fellow, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  6. Livestock and Field Crops IPM Coordinator, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  7. Research Scholar, North Carolina St. Univ., Waynesville, NC