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February 15, 2016

Announcements and Deadlines

Monday, February 22 is the deadline to submit abstracts for SHOWCASE for UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH and CREATIVE ACTIVITIES (SURCA). For more information, click here.


Awards and Achievements

Cornelius Adewale (Ph.D. candidate with Lynne Carpenter-Boggs) was awarded a travel scholarship from Alaska Airlines. The program uses donated air miles to support student travel for research and conferences.

Rachel Wieme, a doctoral student in Crop and Soil Sciences, received a Russ and Anne Fuller Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Research, a $4,000 scholarship, for the upcoming academic year. Wieme’s research looks at sustainability of alternative farming systems.

Henry Sintim, a Soil Science Ph.D. student, was selected as the Interim Graduate Student Representative to the CSSA Board of Directors.



Soil Science Seminars
Johnson Hall 204, 1:10 p.m.

February 15 – no seminar, President’s Day

February 22 – no seminar

February 29 – Erika Kruse


Crop Science Seminars
Johnson Hall 204, 2:30 p.m.

February 15 – no seminar, Presidents’ Day

February 22 – Racher Zuger, Crop Science M.S. Student
“Mechanism of ALS Inhibitor Resistance in Shepherd’s-purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)”

February 29 – Crop Science Panel Discussion: Life After Grad School
Learn what recent WSU Crop and Soil Science graduates have to say about graduating, finding a job, and transitioning into a career. Our graduates represent diverse career paths and are here to answer your questions about life after grad school.

Note Date and Time of Seminar
March 2 – Weizhen Lui, Crop Science Ph.D. Student
“Genome-wide Association Mapping of Stripe Rust Resistance in Tetraploid Wheat”
11:10 a.m.


Office of the Provost
Bagels and Brainstorming Meetings
February 17, 8:00-9:00 a.m.
“Student Data Warehouse (OBIEE)”
Presenter: Fran Hermanson
To RSVP for a meeting, please send an email to Kristina Peterson-Wilson


Agriculture, Food, and Society Discussions
“After Hours”
Cafe Moro, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
February 25 – The ‘local food’ phenomena


CAHNRS Three Minute Thesis
March 4, Ensminger Pavilion
1:00-2:00 p.m. (Tenative) – Master’s level competition
2:30-4:00 p.m. (Tenative) – PhD level competition
Proposals must be submitted to the CAHNRS 3MT committee via Alanna Ellis by February 19


CSS Faculty Meeting
March 24, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Johnson Hall 104E


2016 CSSS-PRSSS Annual Meeting
Soil: Our Silent Ally for Food Security and Sustainable Development”
May 14-19
Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia
Registration is open and the abstract submission deadline is February 15th
Click here for more information


For more events, please see the Wheat and Small Grains website calendar.




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