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April 22, 2019

Posted by lindsey.schnelle | September 26, 2019


Congratulations to Elvis Baidoo for passing his Master’s Thesis Final Examination!

Congratulations to Yuezhen He for passing their Masters thesis defense!

Congratulations to Andrew Tyler Williams’ for passing his Master of Science in Food Science defense!

Congratulations to Loan Gitsov for passing their Master of Science in Food Science final examination!

Congratulations to Garrett Lattanzio for passing their Master of Science in Food Science final examination!

Congratulations to the Collegiate Dairy Product Evaluation Competition Winners. Glenn Grout won the graduate competition of both cottage cheese and ice cream and Tara Cook won the graduate competition of strawberry Swiss-style yogurt (stirred yogurt). The team members were Glenn Grout, Tara Cook, and Kymberly Bowlby.

Congratulations to Lovepreet Singh and Lauren Rooney for receiving the IMPA Scholarship!

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

FS 489, Food Product Development, will be having final student presentations on April 22nd and April 24th. Presentations will start at 2:10 in FSHN Kitchen 103/155. Each presentation will be 15-20 minutes in length followed by a short question and answer session. There will be three groups presenting on each day. Samples will be provided, but may be limited depending on the number in attendance. While some foods were developed for individuals with dietary restrictions, all product prototypes were produced on shared equipment. Therefore, we cannot insure that products are free of allergens, etc…

Tonia Green will receive an award at the CAHNRS Faculty and Staff Awards Night on April 23, 2019 at 5PM in Ensminger Pavilion. Celebrate with SFS and Tonia by attending!

The UI CALS Awards Banquet will be held May 2 beginning at 5:00 PM in the Vandal Ballroom. If any faculty wish to attend, please let Mary Ellen Martin know before April 29 so she can order tickets.

Spring Semester 2019 Important Dates:

  • WSU Spring Commencement, Sat., May 4th
  • UI Spring Commencement, Sat., May 11th

Changes to the UI Academia Calendar for Fall 2019 –

  • (UI Faculty voted to change the start/end date for Fall 2019 semester and I expect this will be a permanent change.)
  • UI’s 1st day of instruction is August 26th and the end of semester is December 20th.
  • UI Fall commencement will be Sat., Dec 14

WSU’s Academia Calendar for Fall 2019 –

  • 1st day of instruction is Mon. August 19th and the end of semester is December 13th.
  • WSU Fall Commencement is Sat., Dec 7th

So, due to this change, UI students will be expected to arrive to campus one week early to attend their WSU COOP classes, and WSU students will be expected to stay for UI finals if they are in a UI COOP class.

The Student Section

There will be a UI Spring 2019 Scholarship Information Session on April 22, 2019 from 10-11 AM in TLC 047. This session provides an overview of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and features a panel of experts (faculty and students) who will share advise on how to develop a strong Fulbright application. The session is open to undergraduate students at all academic levels, graduating seniors, recent graduates, and master’s and doctoral candidates who would like to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. More information can be found on University of Idaho’s website.

ICEF13 has a few awards that are open for nominations. See their awards on their ICEF13 Website.

The Office of Undergraduate Research invites undergraduates from all disciplines to present their work in poster format at the 2019 U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event will take place 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow. This event is designed to showcase student research, scholarly work and creative activities from all disciplines at the University of Idaho. Students will present and display their work to the campus community along with campus visitors, family and friends. The abstract submission deadline is April 1. For more information about the symposium, including the online abstract submission form, visit the Office of Undergraduate Research website

Extension Events

Registration is now open for the Basic HACCP for fresh Produce Packers workshop at Prosser, WA. Through hands-on learning, participants will be able to practice identifying food safety hazards, developing control measures, and determining approaches for documenting and verifying their actions. Register and read more on the WSU Food Safety website.

The Certificate in Seafood Science program at the Center for Advanced Food Technology in Everett has new dates available. Learn more and register at the SFS CAFT webpage.

Jobs, Internships, and Scholarships

The Washington Association for Food Protection (WAFFP) will be holding their annual meeting in Chelan, Washington in September 19-20, 2019. WAFFP will be accepting graduate and undergraduate student abstracts, focused on food safety and overall food protection, for research poster presentations now through May 17th. See attached for more information.

The Dannon Yogurt facility in Utah is looking to fill their internship position slots. For more information contact Nathan Day, Dannon’s Flow Manager.

Students interested in sustainability, Environment Washington is hiring summer staff. They are looking for WSU students and the surrounding area as paid campaign staff to help with our citizen outreach work in Seattle this summer. For more information and to apply, head to Fund the Public Interest’s webpage.

A former SFS student is looking for a new lab/operations tech to train. The company they works for is called Zea2 LLC, and is located in Boardman, Oregon. It’s a relatively new company, and produces acids and amino acids through bacterial fermentations. These products are to be used as food additives. The plant is still undergoing some construction in areas, but plan to be in full production mode beginning of this fall. This would be a full-time position for a student graduating with an undergraduate or graduate degree. Ideally, training can begin as soon as graduation in May. A person in this position would perform research and analytical work in the lab, and also monitor and help operate the fermentations happening in the plant. It’s a great opportunity for someone new to the workforce. Please email your cover letter/ resumes to

Click here to view open jobs, internships, and scholarships on the SFS website.

Other Announcements

The Department of Ecology recently adopted amendments to the Dangerous Waste regulations. New labeling requirements will impact anyone collecting chemical waste in a container greater than one gallon. Environmental Health and Safety will be providing new 8.5” x 11” labels to meet these requirements. Any container larger than one gallon will need to have a new waste label by April 28. Over the next few weeks we will be on campus changing labels. Read more on WSU News.

The Ag Sci building elevator will be out of operation this summer and fall semester as they will be replacing the elevator. (Best case scenario: the new one will be up and running by labor day.) We are working with facilities to make any ADA accommodations for our faculty and staff who work on floors 1-3. If you have someone who may need to move to the ground floor due to ADA needs, please send their names to Mary Ellen Martin.

CALS is currently collecting items for three charitable causes.  Please see the information below and promote within your department as you see fit:

  • Phi Upsilon Omicron and UI Women’s Center Diaper Drive:  Collecting diapers, wipes, formula, and other baby products for local families.  Drop off locations in CALS: Outside of Dean’s Office in Ag Science building and in Niccolls Building.
  • CALS Food Pantry:  CALS is building up inventory for a new CALS Food Pantry, that will be located in a portion of the Ag Biotech Interaction Court kitchen.  Any donation of non-perishable food or personal hygiene items is accepted.  Drop off location is outside of the Dean’s Office in Ag Science.  However, if it is not convenient for you to drop off items there, contact Gayle Gleason ( and somebody can come to your office and pick up the items.
  • CAMP Long Sleeve Shirt, Hat, and Glove Drive:  Collected items will be donated to help Idaho farmworkers protect themselves against the dangers of sun and pesticide exposure.   New and used items appreciated.  Drop off locations in CALS: Outside of Dean’s Office in Ag Science building and in Niccolls Building.  Box will be collected around April 1, so don’t delay!