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August 5, 2019

Posted by lindsey.schnelle | September 26, 2019

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

UI Faculty: Reminder that summer grades are due August 6th by noon.

Please plan to attend Jesse Aplin’s Doctor of Philosophy defense on August 7, 2019 at 9AM in FSHN 104A. Hope to see you there!

Save the date! The CAHNRS Fall Festival will be held on September 12 from 4-6PM in Spillman Plaza. In addition to welcoming students back to school, BBQ from Happy Day Catering will be served, and ice cream from Ferdinand’s. Hope to see you there!                                            

UI Faculty: Glanbia Foods will be on UI campus September 24-25. If any faculty are interested in having them give a presentation in your class, please contact Mary Ellen Martin, who will help with scheduling.

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

UI Students: Here is the link for the UI Reciprocal parking agreement for information regarding parking and permit requirements for UI and WSU. This should give you the information needed now that WSU is moving to a plate recognition system.

The Graduate School has launched its online orientation course in Blackboard for new students at all campus locations, replacing our all-day event in past years.  Students can log into the course at Topics include an introduction to life as a WSU Cougar, tips for new graduate students, health insurance and services, details of assistantships and associated tuition waivers, and fun things to do on the WSU campuses. The course is organized into five modules, and students are expected to complete modules 1-4 before arriving on campus. This orientation material will remain available to them for their first semester at WSU, to refer back to as needed.

Extension Events

Registration for Cider & Perry Production – A Foundation is now open. This is a 5 day course and will start on October 21, 2019. Learn the core principles of cider production from WSU fermentation experts and industry practitioners in a five-day professional workshop. In partnership with the Cider Institute of North America, this course is the first in a comprehensive certificate series. Register on Brown Paper Ticket.

Jobs, Internships, and Scholarships

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

Other Announcements

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 MartinHere is an updated schedule for the Ag Science elevator project:

  • 7/29: Existing elevator is shut down and removed by Shindler Elevator Co.
  • 8/5 – 9/27: Installation of new elevator and upgrades and expansion to equipment room.  Mangum’s will require storage space at the loading dock and a shipping container for elevator parts.
  • 9/30: Scheduled completion