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September 10, 2018

Posted by lindsey.schnelle | September 26, 2019


 Congratulations to Bri Ewing, Marcia Ostrom, and Brooke Saari on the WSU The Washington Apple to Glass Project Team for receiving the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture AFRI Foundational program grant for the multi-state project, Apple to Glass: Improving Orchard Profitability through Developing Regional Craft Ciders.

Congratulations to Ben Bernard for receiving the USDA NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Predoctoral Fellowship!

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Faculty, staff, and graduate students, the 2018 External Advisory Board Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 20 at 6PM at  the Brelsford WSU Visitors Center. Please register here by September 11:

The WSU CAHNRS Fall Festival will be held on September 13, 2018 from 4-6 PM at Spillman Plaza (between Johnson Hall & Hulbert Hall). There will be free food, games, and a chance to visit with fellow students and student clubs. All are welcome to attend!

The first Food Science Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 5:30 PM in the WSU FSHN Kitchen 103/155. Come eat, learn about upcoming club opportunities, IFT competitions, raffles and meet new people. All are welcome to come. This is barbeque potluck style, please bring something to share if you would like.

The WSU CAHNRS town hall will be on Friday, September 14, 2018 at noon in the CUB Junior Ballroom. Following President Schulz and Provost Bernardo’s remarks, there will be a question and answer session. If you would like to submit questions in advance of the Town Hall or if you can’t attend in person but will watch through the livestreaming, please email them to

The L&C IFT Suppliers Night will be held on Tuesday, September 18 at the Center Place Event Center (2426 N Discover Place, Spokane Valley). The symposium will from 2-5 PM and Suppliers Night from 5-7 PM. The golf scramble will also be held on September 19 at MeadowWood Golf Course in Liberty Lake. Register for Suppliers’ Night and Golf Scramble here.

There will be a Hazardous Waste Management Workshop for Laboratory Operations on Thursday, September 20, from 2:00-3:30 PM in Ag Sci 62 on the UI campus. Anyone interested can sign up through the NetLearning portal, or there will be a sign-in sheet the day of the workshop. If anyone has any questions, please contact Mary Ellen Martin in the Food Science office, 208-885-0707, or

The Student Section

The deadline to drop a course at WSU without a record is on September 18, 2018. After this, you have until November 16, 2018 to withdraw (W on record).

The deadline to drop a course at UI from early 8 week classes is September 21, 2018. You can drop or withdraw from late 8 week classes by October 19, 2018.

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.

The UI Presentation Skills for Scientists course is open and will be held MW in CNR 2015F at 10:30 AM. This is a hands-on course to master the skills required for oral presentations for research, teaching, and outreach. A detailed examination of all elements that must be integrated and mastered for an effective and engaging oral presentation.

VandalStar at UI will be going live this fall, Advisors will have the opportunity to schedule student appointments through VandalStar as well as see flags and kudos raised by instructors >> more here.

The 67th annual Washington Assn for Food Protection Conference will be held in Chelan, Washington in September 19-21, 2018. Registration is now open electronically using the site “Brown Paper Tickets” for those that wish to pay using a credit card.  You can get to the registration site by clicking on the link or copying into your browser Hotel Block is now open, and you can reserve your hotel rooms by contacting Campbell’s Resort directly at  (800) 553-8225.  Please mention the group #, which is Group # 479754. Rooms go quick so please make your reservations soon >> more here.

Extension Events

Register for the Aquaponics and Intensive Containerized Hydroponics – Regulatory and Technical Considerations Course for September 25-26, 2018 >> more here.

Register for the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course for September 24, 2018 >> more here.

Registration is now open for the 2018 International Shrimp School will be held on October 23-25, 2018 and Shrimp Sensory Certification Course on October 26, 2018 at SFS-CAFT Conference Center in Everett Yacht Club Building >> more here.

The HACCP for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Packinghouses will be held on October 2-3, 2018 and October 25-26, 2018. The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) workshop will help packers of fruits and vegetables learn about the HACCP principles and have an opportunity to apply this knowledge with oversight of instructors that are experts in this field. Register for the HACCP here.

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.

Faculty member volunteers are needed for their time to give one lecture at the prison at some point over the next year. The lectures happen the second Tuesday of every month, from 1pm-2:30, but with driving time, security clearance, and set-up, it  works out to be a full-day commitment (11am – 4:30pm).  The topic of the lecture is wide open.  In regards to lecture style, the prison suggests the following: “Local, live “TedTalks” – relevant, interesting, and regional – demonstrate subject-specific discourse (entry-level) and indicate trends in academic research and offer some discussion time with question/answers.” If you are interested, contact Omi Hodwitz at or call at 208-885-2976.