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December 9, 2019

Posted by lindsey.schnelle | January 6, 2020


Congratulations to the SFS UI Fall graduating class of 2019. University of Idaho Fall Commencement will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019.

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

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 on Monday, December 9, 2019.  See more information on the UI International Outreach Webpage.

The CAHNRS Holiday Party will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 4:30-6:30 PM in Ensminger Pavilion. Come enjoy the company of fellow CAHNRS faculty, staff, and graduate students to celebrate the end of another great year!

University of Idaho Fall Commencement will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 12:30 PM. Doors open at 11 a.m. General seating in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center is free and on a first come basis, no tickets required. Learn more on UI’s Commencement Website.

Apply now to participate in WSU Showcase by January 15, 2020 to present your work in the 2020 poster session. Academic Showcase will be held Thursday, March 26, 2020, at WSU Pullman. Apply on the GPSA Research Exposition website.

The Food Science Club is putting together a Department Recipe Book as a fundraiser for the club. Ideally these would be recipes that you love and also any wonderfully weird things that you love making. Some ideas for sections are cocktails, easy crock pot recipes, sauces, soups, stuffed stuff, food for the soul, healthy yet hearty, cheap and easy, etc. The Food Science Club would really appreciate any and all ideas. This is an open deadline. Please send questions and/or recipes to with a subject line like “FS Recipe Book”.

The Student Section

CALS launched a clothing bank for students in Ag Sci room 26. The clothing bank has ‘dress to success’ clothing available for professional events. Donations of clean professional type clothing (any and all sizes) are appreciated. Donations may be dropped off in Ag Sci room 39 (our main Ag Econ office), or at my office, Ag Sci 26.

There will be a Writing and Publishing Academic Journal Article course held in Spring 2020 at University of Idaho with Dr. Chloe Wardropper from 9:30-11AM. Please contact Dr. Chloe Wardropper ( with any questions.

Kaplan GRE & MCAT Prep Available at a Reduced Rate to University of Idaho Students. See below for more details:

There will be a Semester Refresh conference where students can gain new skills and fresh motivation for work, school, and life.  Semester Refresh is on Tuesday, January 14 from Noon to 5 pm in the ISUB (formerly Idaho Commons) and TLC. See their Facebook Event for more information.

Interested in an international program? A program with the University of Idaho is available for students to live with a host family in Sevilla and participate in an archaeological excavation near Cadiz. For more information, please contact UI at

Extension Events

Preventive Controls for Human Foods Training Registration is now Live! You can register on the Food Processing website for January 21-23, 2020.

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.

Jobs, Internships, and Scholarships

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

Other Announcements

There will be a Hazardous Waste Management Workshop for Laboratories on December 12, 2019. Topics covered in the next Hazardous Waste Management Workshop for Laboratories, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in Agriculture Sciences Building Room 62, include the accumulation and storage of chemical waste in a laboratory setting; submitting chemical collection requests, regulatory background, waste minimization, regulatory compliance and background, spill response and more. This workshop is recommended for anyone working in a laboratory setting. Enroll through NetLearning to attend this workshop.

The University of Idaho is transitioning its NetLearning online course platform, and will be discontinued December 31, 2019. Anyone who has not completed any NetLearning training will need to do so by that date.  All training records will be archived and available through EHS after January 1. Please contact Mary Ellen for any training needs you have, and she will assist you with accessing BbLearn for online classes or arranging attendance to live training sessions when they are scheduled. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ellen at