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June 11, 2019

Posted by lindsey.schnelle | September 26, 2019

*The SFS Announcements will be sent out bi-weekly for Summer* 

A Steam outage in tunnel #1 is the cause for the colder temperatures in the WSU FSHN building. This should be fixed by June 12 at 4PM.


Dr. Helen Joyner was awarded the Rising Stars in Texture Research Award by the Journal of Texture Studies!

Congratulations to Courtney Schlossareck for receiving 1st place in the Sensory & Consumer Sciences graduate division at IFT.

Congratulations to Sasha Barnett for receiving 2nd place in the Sensory and Consumer Sciences division at IFT.

Congratulations to Victoria Minette for receiving 3rd place in the Sensory and Consumer Sciences graduate division at IFT.

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

There will be a professional grant development workshop held on June 13-14 at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens in Seattle, WA from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. For more information and to register head to the Grant Training Center’s webpage.

UI, The Provost Office continues to receive requests for the Provost/EVP to sign forms over the institutional credit limit of the employee educational benefit.  The policy and/or forms were changed during the 2018 Academic Year and it is no longer necessary to involve the Provost/EVP.  The discretion for participation is with the supervisor and secondary supervisor of the unit. Additionally, the form was revised to reflect this change.  Please advise the employees in your unit to use the new form.  We are receiving old forms.  The link for the new form is provided below as well as a snip of the location on University of Idaho’s website.

There will be two student group visits  to CALS on Wednesday, June 19 (MSU Billings Trio – 23 students, 3-4 PM) and Wednesday, June 26 (Orofino HS – 15 students, 11:15AM-12:00PM). Locations TBD. If you or a faculty member would be willing to host one of these groups, please let Audra Cochran or Mary Ellen Martin know.

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

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

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

Other Announcements

The plumbing shop fielded a call from Oxarc asking that we remind all Ag Science lab users to ensure they fill up any compressed gas cylinders prior to the elevator shutdown, anticipated to be early August through end of November.  If there are any that will run out of gases during the shutdown, Oxarc can provide smaller cylinders if needed. Contact Mary Ellen Martin if you have any questions.

Interested in becoming a Farmer-to-Farmer partner? They have open volunteer positions in Guatemala, learn more at the Partners of the Americas webpage.

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.