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September 29, 2017

Posted by | October 11, 2017

September 29, 2017

Seminars & Colloquium 

owen2010The next speaker at the Fall 2017 Entomology Colloquium will be Dr. Jeb Owen, faculty member in the WSU Entomology Department.  The title of his presentation is ” You’re a Meatsack and It’s Okay: Lessons from Parasite Immunology and Art.”  This presentation will be at 2:10 PM on Monday, October 2, in FSHN 354. The AMS dial-in number is 4806116. For more information about Dr. Owen go to:

CAHNRS Announcements

CAHNRS Career & Internship Networking Night is on Monday, October 2, from 5-7 p.m. in Ensminger Pavilion. There will be over 30 companies participate and over 150 students participated in 2016.  This exciting networking opportunity provides students the opportunity to meet with organizations one-on-one to talk about internships and careers in agricultural, economic, and natural resource sciences.


Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Brandon Hopkins and Walter Sheppard are the recipients of a $13,000 grant from USDA/APHIS/Plant Quarantine to conduct Honey Bee surveys (9/26/2017).
  • Doug Walsh is the recipient of a: $35,000 grant from the National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance for work on Integrated Pest Management and Pollinator Protection on Alfalfa Produced for Seed (9/22/2017); $13,963 from the Western Alfalfa See Growers to work on Alfalfa Seed IPM (09/22/2017); $7,000 from the Washington Hop Commission for Hop Entomology Research (9/13, 2017); and $13,200 from UC-Davis IR-4 to study the Magnitude of Pesticide Residue Trials (9/12/2017).

University Announcements

This October, the three candidates interviewing for the Tree Fruit IPM Entomologist Tenure Track faculty position will be available for graduate students and staff to join for lunch in Pullman following their seminar in T0101 (calendar invite attached). Below are active links that hold the current agenda and candidate materials

  • Lauren Diepenbrock -October 11that 11:15am
  • Tobin Northfield – October 18that 11:15am
  • Ikkei Shikano – October 25that 11:15am

Please be prepared for open discussion with the candidates to make most use of the time.

The search committee will ask for you feedback via a candidates evaluation survey – the link will be sent separately.   Also bear in mind the candidates will be spending half of their visit in Wenatchee, were you may be able to interact with them if your located outside of Pullman. Do pay attention to the agenda on each OneDrive link as all updates will be made there to keep a current version available for all to access.

Please do keep the candidate’s information secure.

Wednesday, October 4 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM you will have an opportunity to have to attend the first Coffee with a Cop event at the McDonald’s at 1620 So. Grand Avenue in Pullman.  This event is brought for you by the Pullman Police Advisory Board.

The 2017-2018 WSU Annual Security and Fire Report is now available on line at

Save the date for the 2nd Annual Cyber-Security Awareness Summit on October 25, 2017.  This event is hosted by the WSU Information Technology Services.  The Keynote Speaker will be Agnes Kirk, State of Washington chief Information Security Officer.  More details to come.

For Graduate Students

SciPhD: Path from scientist in academia to impressive & competitive candidate for industry. Unsure how to enter the biotech industry after years of academia? Worried you don’t have the experience that the industry wants? SciPhD is here to help you!  This half-day workshop will show you how to navigate the path from scientist in academia to impressive and competitive candidate for industry!  Learn how to:

  • Market yourself and build your industry identity
  • Translate your academic skills into highly sought-after skills in industry
  • Efficiently extract critical information from job ads to tailor your resume
  • Network effectively to expand your opportunities and make you more competitive in the job market

Don’t miss out on this essential workshop from SciPhD!  Take advantage of this unique face-to-face workshop to learn the critical skills that PhDs need to advance their careers!

Date: October 4, 2017     Time: Noon – 5:00PM     Location: CUB Junior Ballroom

Lunch is provided.  Seating is limited. Register and RSVP at

Employment Opportunities

  1. Supervisory Museum Specialist, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC
  2. Biological Science Technician, Dept of the Interior, Arcata, CA
  3. Apiculture Lecture & Distance Education Coordinator, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  4. Assistant Professor (Ecology of Invasive Insects), Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  5. Postdoc Assist. Collections Mgr. in Entomology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, L.A. County Museum
  6. Research Physiologist, Dept of the Navy, Panama City, FL
  7. Postdoc Scholar, Penn State Univ., University Park, PA