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August 26, 2019

Posted by lindsey.schnelle | September 27, 2019

Welcome back University of Idaho students!

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Save the date: Food Science UI WSU Mandatory Graduate Student Orientation & Mandatory Safety Training on August 27, 2019.

Mandatory Graduate Student Orientation – Tues., Aug. 27th, 2019 in WSU FSHN Bldg rm #103/155, 5:00pm – 6:15pm

Current and New Graduate Student Orientation (UI and WSU combined)

·       This is mandatory for ALL Graduate Students (current and new).

o   Welcome from Dr. Dojin Ryu, Interim Director of Food Science

o   Introduce all Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff

o   Review Dept’l procedures (Jane Lawford, Christina Rede, Jodi Anderson and the Representatives from the WSU Johnson Hall Graduate Center, and UI Graduate School)

o   Pizza/Salad/drinks will be served

Mandatory Safety Training for all NEW hires  or if retraining is needed – Tues., Aug. 27th, 2019 in WSU FSHN Bldg rm #103/155, 6:30pm – 8:15pm.  (This will follow the Graduate Orientation.)

·       Mandatory for all NEW Graduate students, Faculty, Staff, Research Tech’s, Postdoc’s, and Time-Slip employees.

·       Faculty, please forward information to all new hires for your lab. so they know they need to attend. Also, if you need anyone who needs a refresher or you want to send one representative from your lab to pass on new information to your group, please let me know, so we have enough copies.

Contact Jodi Anderson ( or 335-4763), if you have any questions.

There will be a Cytometry training session on Friday, September 6 from 9AM-3:30PM in UI LSS 447. The instructor is Evan Davis MLS (ASCP) from Beckman Coulter.

The training will have two parts:

  1. Morning session: An Introduction to Flow Cytometry including successful panel design and data acquisition.
  2. Afternoon session: Data Analysis with emphasis on how to use Kaluza, Flow Cytometry Analysis Software.

Please register as soon as possible by emailing Kristi Accola:

Save the date for the CALS Welcome Back Picnic on September 10. New location:  Ag Biotech Lawn on the corner of 6th and Rayburn Street.

Save the date! The CAHNRS Fall Festival will be held on September 12 from 4-6PM in Spillman Plaza. In addition to welcoming students back to school, BBQ from Happy Day Catering will be served, and ice cream from Ferdinand’s. Hope to see you there!                                                

UI Faculty: Glanbia Foods will be on UI campus September 24-25. If any faculty are interested in having them give a presentation in your class, please contact Mary Ellen Martin, who will help with scheduling.

Changes to the UI Academia Calendar for Fall 2019 –

  • 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

WSU Faculty, funding for research on cider production is available through the 2019 Internal Competitive Grant Program Request for Proposals. Submit the proposal electronically to the CAHNRS Office of Research by 5 PM, October 30, 2019. All proposals must be emailed to (cc. COR staff will acknowledge receipt of a readable proposal within one working day after submission. See attached document for more information.

The Student Section

UI Students: Here is the link for the UI/WSU Reciprocal parking agreement for information regarding parking and permit requirements for UI and WSU. This should give you the information needed now that WSU is moving to a plate recognition system.

WSU Students and Faculty:  Here is the link for the WSU/UI Reciprocal parking agreement.  To print a permit that will be valid at UI, you will need to log-in to your WSU parking account using your WSU NetID at  Starting August 12, there will be an icon that you can click to print either a daily permit or a permit for the whole semester that you can display in your window for UI parking.

The WSU Graduate School has launched its online orientation course in Blackboard for new students at all campus locations, replacing our all-day event in past years.  Students can log into the course at Topics include an introduction to life as a WSU Cougar, tips for new graduate students, health insurance and services, details of assistantships and associated tuition waivers, and fun things to do on the WSU campuses. The course is organized into five modules, and students are expected to complete modules 1-4 before arriving on campus. This orientation material will remain available to them for their first semester at WSU, to refer back to as needed.

Extension Events

Registration for Cider & Perry Production – A Foundation is now open. This is a 5 day course and will start on October 21, 2019. Learn the core principles of cider production from WSU fermentation experts and industry practitioners in a five-day professional workshop. In partnership with the Cider Institute of North America, this course is the first in a comprehensive certificate series. Register on Brown Paper Ticket.

Jobs, Internships, and Scholarships

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

Other Announcements

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 MartinHere is an updated schedule for the Ag Science elevator project:

  • 7/29: Existing elevator is shut down and removed by Shindler Elevator Co.
  • 8/5 – 9/27: Installation of new elevator and upgrades and expansion to equipment room.  Mangum’s will require storage space at the loading dock and a shipping container for elevator parts.
  • 9/30: Scheduled completion