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October 15, 2018

Posted by lindsey.schnelle | September 26, 2019

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

The SFS Fall Potluck will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 12:10-1:30PM in FSHN Kitchen 103/155. Wear your costumes and bring a food dish to share! Signup with what you are brining on Signup Genius, all are welcome to attend!

Faculty, Dr. Shelley Pressley, Director of Undergraduate Research, will be holding a workshop on Monday, October 15 from 3-4 PM in Light 405 to share methods and best practices for incorporating undergraduates into in research. This session will cover topics related to undergraduate research including how to effectively mentor students, efficiently manage their time (and yours), and where to find support for your students that are engaged in your research programs. Register here for this upcoming event.

The CTLL is facilitating a workshop for students called: From Resume to Interview on October 16th.  This is a great opportunity for our students that attended the Networking Night and Career Expo to prep for upcoming internship & job interviews.  Learn more on Handshakes website.

There will be a 3-day event for Boise Startup Week in Boise between October 17,18, and 19th. There is free lodging and bus travel for interested UI students. More info can be found on the Boise Start Up Week Website.

UI GradFest will be held on Wednesday, October 17 from 10AM-6PM in the UI Vandal Ballroom – Pitman Center. Learn more on the UI GradFest Website.

There will be a Sensory evaluation of Beverages on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 9AM – 1:30PM in FSHN 146. You must be between ages 18 and 54 and consumer diet carbonated beverages. You will receive a $3 Ferdinand’s incentive for participating (Please bring your Ferdinand’s card, if you have one). Click the sign up link for the beverage panel and login to access this questionnaire with usernameyour email address and password: wsu

Please plan to attend a Distinguished Seminar Series titled Antibiotic resistome associated with urban agricultural environment by Yifan Zhang Ph.D., Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The seminar will be held on Thursday, October 18 from 11:10AM-12PM in FSHN 104A. Open to all faculty, staff and students, and the public. Refreshments will be provided.

CALSAC is looking forward to hosting their annual Pumpkin Carving this year on October 18th from 5:30-7:30 in the Ag Biotech Interaction Court.  Pumpkins, carving supplies, caramel apples, apple cider and popcorn will be provided.  Students, faculty and staff/families are all invited to attend.

The UI College of Graduate Studies is sponsoring our Grad 101 Seminar’s this fall.  The goal is to help individuals who are thinking about Grad School to GET IN THE KNOW BEFORE THEY APPLY, by learning the process of Graduate School Admission and Grad Funding. All seminars will be at the UI Commons Clearwater Room. See the seminar schedule below:

  • Tuesday, October 23,  3:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 24,  3:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Thursday, October 25,  3:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Friday, October 26,  3:30pm – 5:30pm

The CAHNRS Business Travel staff is bringing back their Travel Training presentation on October 25, 2018 at 2PM. This training will encompass; how to fill out and submit a Travel Authority and the process of filling out and submitting a Travel Expense Voucher. If interested in attending, contact Kelsey Harris including your name, email and WSU ID number. They will follow up with a meeting reminder for you that will provide location of training.

Call for nomination letters for 2018-2019 CAHNRS Advising, Extension, Research, Staff, Teaching, and Team Awards. Administrators, faculty, students, and staff are encourage to nominate deserving candidates from our department or program in as many categories as possible, but request nominations be limited to one person per award category per department. Nomination letters are due October 10. See more on the CAHNRS Academic Programs website.

UI CALS is offering free traction devices for faculty, staff, and RA/TAs in the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences. Please read and fill out the form and return it to either Risk Management in TLC 48 and 49, or Environmental Health & Safety office at 1108 West 6th Street. Contact Mary Ellen Martin for the PDF form. Samples are available in those offices. These are offered on a first come, first served basis. You may only pick up a pair for YOU, someone cannot pick them up for you. ALSO-please remember if you do use these devices in inclement weather, take them off before you enter any buildings.

The Student Section

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.

Register for this falls IFTSA Graduate Programs Virtual Fair. On October 10 IFT is holding a virtual fair for current and future students. Continue to find out more and to register >> more here.

You can drop or withdraw from late 8 week classes at UI by October 19, 2018.

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

Extension Events

The Annual Food Safety & Sanitation Workshop will be held on November 6-7 at Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Attendee registration is now open! Please visit the website for additional workshop information and online registration:

The Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training and Train the Trainer registration is now open. Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training and Train the Trainer. Register online or for more information here.

Registration is now open for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Foods 2.5 day course. For more information about this upcoming course and to register, head to the Food Processing website here.

Registration is open for the Innovations in Quality Assurance for Seafood Processing course on November 12- 14, 2018 at SFS – CAFT Conference Center. Register through Brown Paper Ticket.

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.