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November 19, 2018

Posted by lindsey.schnelle | September 26, 2019


Congratulations to Robert Beezer for passing his MS defense in Food Science!

Congratulations to Kristen Sparkman for passing her MS defense in Food Science!

Josh Bevan, Director of the University of Idaho’s SFS Food Technology Center, was featured on Boise State Public Radio about how food products go from concept to store shelves. Listen to the full radio interview on Boise State Public Radio’s website.

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

A friendly reminder, the WSU and UI SFS main offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2018. We will resume regular hours on Monday, November 26, 2018.

Please plan to attend Maryam Baniasadidehkordi’s Ph.D. defense on November 26, 2018 in IRIC (UI) 321 at 10:00 AM. The title of the dissertation is: “The Role of Saliva and Hydrocolloids in Texture Perception of Semisolid Foods: Using Rheological, Tribological and Sensory Evaluation Techniques”. All are welcome to attend!

Please plan to attend Xiaoye Shen’s Prelim Exam on November 28, 2018 in FSHN 104A at 9:00 AM. AMS videoconference connection are set for Dr. Hanrahan at the WSU TFREC small conference room. All are welcome to attend!

Submit your posters for the 53rd annual art-poster contest in honor of National Career Development Month. The competition will consist of creating an art poster based on the theme, “Using careers to break barriers, empower lives and achieve equity”. For more information, head to the ASCC website.

Graduate School Awards are open for nominations for deserving graduate students. Nominees for each scholarship should be sent directly to Alanna Ellis ( in the Academic Programs Office. CAHNRS deadline for nominees for all but the Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines is Thursday, December 6, 2018.  Rich Zack, Interim Associate Dean of Academic Programs will make final selections for the college and submit nominations by the Graduate School deadline. Nominees for The Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines are due on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 to Alanna Ellis ( in the Academic Programs Office. Full descriptions and eligibility requirements for each award can be found on the Graduate School’s Website.

The WSU Fall Commencement will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 10AM in Beasley Coliseum. WSU Commencement Ceremonies information can be found here.

The UI Fall Commencement will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 12:30PM in ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. UI Commencement information can be found here.

The 3rd Annual Plant Science Symposium will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Washington State University. The event will be held in the WSU Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center. Registration is FREE! and includes snacks, lunch, and drink tickets for a social mixer. There will be a poster session and prizes for the best posters. There is also an opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to apply to present a short talk. Instructions for general registration as well as poster abstract applications are available at the []Plant Science Symposium website.

The Student Section

CAHNRS Internship & Undergraduate Research Spring – Summer 2019 are now posted on Handshake for students.  The deadline to apply is November 20th.

UI Students, the University of Idaho has established an Institutional Agreement with Kaplan to allow students the opportunity to complete live, in-person GRE and MCAT preparation courses at a reduced rate. The Kaplan GRE Test Preparation Course survey and the Kaplan Test Preparation Course survey are open if interested in these opportunities.

University of Idaho is currently recruiting candidates for the paid Academic Tutor position in Tutoring & College Success for the Spring 2019 semester! Students or graduates of all majors are encouraged to apply. We have high need for tutors for ACCT, MIS, ECON, SOIL, SOC, BIOL, EDCI, ARCH, CHEM, CS, and STAT courses, but we strongly encourage candidates to list all courses they are eligible to tutor on their applications. Please contact with any questions. The application can be found on UI’s website here.

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture has a prestigious fellowship program known as the FFAR Fellows. You can apply for their upcoming 2019-2022 cohort by February 15, 2018 for the Stipend + Professional Development Fellow ship and April 15, 2018 for the Professional Development Fellowship. For more information, contact the FFAR Fellows Program Director:

WSU requires all undergraduate and graduate students not on assistantships or working as WSU employees to register their international travel through the online International Travel Registry (ITR). Please see the BPPM for more information. Contact International Programs Global Learning for more information.

At WSU, you have until November 16, 2018 to withdraw (W on record) from a course.

Extension Events

The Basic Plus Cheese Making Short Course will be held on February 5-7, 2019 at Mount Vernon, Washington. Head to the Creamery’s Registration Page for more information.

The Better Process Control School will be a 4 day Full Course from February 5-8, 2018 and a 2 day Acidified Foods course from February 5-6, 2019. Courses run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm every day. Check-in starts at 7:45 am the first day. Course is limited to 40 people. More information can be found on the Washington State University Food Processing Extension’s website.

The 33rd Advanced Cheese Making Short Course will be held on February 26-28, 2019 in Pullman, Washington. Head to the Creamery’s Registration Page for more information.

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.