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September 16, 2019

Posted by lindsey.schnelle | September 27, 2019

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Deadline to drop & withdraw from UI/WSU:

  • UI
    • Fri. Nov 1, 2019 – Deadline to withdraw or audit semester classes (W goes on your record)
  • WSU
    • Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019  – deadline for dropping a course without record on your transcript.
    • Friday, Nov 15th, 2019 – deadline to withdraw (W) from a course. A W goes on your record.

The next hazardous waste management workshop for labs is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Ag Science 62, Moscow. The course is intended for anyone who generates or manages chemical waste in a laboratory environment. Contact Environmental Health and Safety at 208-885-6524 or with questions.

UI Faculty: Glanbia Foods will be on UI campus September 24-25. They are looking for juniors and seniors to join their intern and graduate program. Learn more by heading to their event on Handshake.

UI International Programs presents: Conversation Partner Social Hour, all students are welcome and snacks will be available at the campus co-op from 3:30-5:00 PM.

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Monday, December 9, 2019

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

There will be a data carpentry workshop held on October 10-11, 2019. The Data Carpentry workshops introduce the computational skills needed for effective data management and analysis. More information and to register can be found on the Data Carpentry website.

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.

Extension Events

Nominations are open for the Line Work Award with the 39th Annual Food Safety and Sanitation Workshop. This annual award recognizes an employee for exceptional service and commitment to food safety and sanitation within their company. Find more information and the nomination form on the WSU Extension website.

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 Sciences elevator will be officially shutdown on September 20, 2019 for total replacement. The new elevator should be completed by December 2019. A ramp is already in place in the Ag Sci 106 lobby to allow people access to the first floor of Ag Sciences while the elevator is off-line. If a faculty or staff member needs work space accommodation during the elevator replacement time period, please let me know so we can find them alternate work space.

To allow the elevator work crew room to work we need to do some house-cleaning:

  • Lab gases  Make sure all cylinders are filled up prior to September 20. Oxarc offered to bring smaller cylinders that can be carried up the stairs if you run out during elevator construction.