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October 29, 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 bringing on Signup Genius, all are welcome to attend!

Nomination letters for 2018-2019 CAHNRS Advising, Extension, Research, Staff, Teaching, and Team Awards are due by October 31, 2018, submit letters to Alanna Ellis (

Please plan to attend Greg Callahan’s MS defense on November 1, 2018 in FSHN 104A (WSU) at 11AM. All are welcome to attend!

Please plan to attend Bon-Jae’s Ph.D. defense on November 9, 2018 in FSHN 104A (WSU) at 9AM. All are welcome to attend!

Please plan to attend Kristen Sparkman’s MS defense on November 15 at 8:30AM in Ag. Sci (UI) 104. All are welcome to attend!

Please plan to attend Elvis Baidoo’s Prelim Exam on November 15, 2018 in FSHN 104A at 2PM. All are welcome to attend!

Please plan to attend Maryam Baniasadidehkordi’s Ph.D. defense on November 16, 2018 in Ag. Sci (UI) 62. The title 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. AMS videoconference connection are set for Dr. Hanrahan at the WSU TFREC small conference room. All are welcome to attend!

Graduate Students, priority registration for the Pullman campus will begin on November 5, 2018. They will start in 10 minute intervals from 8:30AM-2:00PM.

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 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 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.

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.