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August 27, 2018

Posted by lindsey.schnelle | September 26, 2019

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Calling all product developers!  If you are interested in dairy products or food product development, we’d love to have you on this year’s product development team for the Idaho Milk Processors Association Product Development Competition.  We’ll have our first meeting on Tuesday, August 28 at 4 PM in Ag Sciences 112 (UI campus). Graduates and undergraduates are welcome.  Bring your product development ideas!  No previous product development experience is necessary.

There will be a Nikon Spinning Disk Confocal and NIS element training on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at University of Idaho, LSS 447. To register, email by Monday, August 27.

University of Idaho Dining will be celebrating National Pizza Day on September 5, 2018. It is $6.50 for all you can eat with the Cinch plan.  Without Cinch, door prices are: $8.50, $9.50, and $10.50. Pizza will be available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Contact with any questions.

The WSU CAHNRS Fall Festival will be held on September 13, 2018 from 4-6 PM at Spillman Plaza (between Johnson Hall & Hulbert Hall). There will be free food, games, and a chance to visit with fellow students and student clubs. All are welcome to attend!

The Student Section

New CougarCards will soon be required for use at all WSU vending machines. Cards issued before March 31, 2018, will not work in Pullman vending machines after August 31, 2018. Visit the CougarCard office on the CUB ground floor 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday to replace your card at no charge.

The UI Presentation Skills for Scientists course is open and will be held MW in CNR 2015F at 10:30 AM. This is A hands-on course to master the skills required for oral presentations for research, teaching, and outreach. A detailed examination of all elements that must be integrated and mastered for an effective and engaging oral presentation.

VandalStar at UI will be going live this fall, Advisors will have the opportunity to schedule student appointments through VandalStar as well as see flags and kudos raised by instructors >> more here.

The 67th annual Washington Assn for Food Protection Conference will be held in Chelan, Washington in September 19-21, 2018. Registration is now open electronically using the site “Brown Paper Tickets” for those that wish to pay using a credit card.  You can get to the registration site by clicking on the link or copying into your browser Hotel Block is now open, and you can reserve your hotel rooms by contacting Campbell’s Resort directly at  (800) 553-8225.  Please mention the group #, which is Group # 479754. Rooms go quick so please make your reservations soon >> more here.

Extension Events

Register for the Aquaponics and Intensive Containerized Hydroponics – Regulatory and Technical Considerations Course for September 25-26, 2018 >> more here.

Register for the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course for September 24, 2018 >> more here.

Register for the Aquaponics and Intensive Containerized Hydroponics – Regulatory and Technical Considerations for September 25-26, 2018 >> more here.

Registration is now open for the 2018 International Shrimp School will be held on October 23-25, 2018 and Shrimp Sensory Certification Course on October 26, 2018 at SFS-CAFT Conference Center in Everett Yacht Club Building >> more here.

The HACCP for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Packinghouses will be held on October 2-3, 2018 and October 25-26, 2018. The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) workshop will help packers of fruits and vegetables learn about the HACCP principles and have an opportunity to apply this knowledge with oversight of instructors that are experts in this field. Register for the HACCP here.

Jobs, Internships, and Scholarships

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

Other Announcements

The National Academies is soliciting applicants for the 2019-20 Jefferson Science Fellowships program.  The program is designed to engage the American science, engineering, and medical communities in US foreign policy and international development.  Fellows will spend one year on assignment at either the State Department or USAID, assisting with foreign policy or international development issues.  Applicants must be an American citizen and a tenured faculty member >> more here.

Faculty member volunteers are needed for their time to give one lecture at the prison at some point over the next year. The lectures happen the second Tuesday of every month, from 1pm-2:30, but with driving time, security clearance, and set-up, it  works out to be a full-day commitment (11am – 4:30pm).  The topic of the lecture is wide open.  In regards to lecture style, the prison suggests the following: “Local, live “TedTalks” – relevant, interesting, and regional – demonstrate subject-specific discourse (entry-level) and indicate trends in academic research and offer some discussion time with question/answers.” If you are interested, contact Omi Hodwitz at or call at 208-885-2976.