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September 3, 2019

Posted by lindsey.schnelle | September 27, 2019

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

You’re Invited to Peter Gray’s retirement party on Friday, September 6, 2019 in FSHN 104A from 3-5 PM. Contributions towards a gift for Peter can be given to Jane Lawford. Hope to see you there!

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.

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.

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Monday, December 9, 2019

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. They are looking for juniors and seniors to join their intern and graduate program. Learn more by heading to their event on Handshake.

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.

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 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:

  • Loading dock area (inside and outside) needs to be cleared ­– If you left something in either area (including pallets), it must be removed by September 6. Please check as it’s your responsibility to take care of these items.
  • 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.