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Newsletter Announcements for April and May 2017

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Department News

Catherine Black (Senior Lecturer) and Janet Loxterman (Associate Professor) are among five Idaho State University faculty who have been chosen to receive 2017 Outstanding Master Teacher award. They will be honored at a reception on Tuesday, April 11. Congratulations!

Rick Williamsis a Co-PI on the NSF Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections Grant establishing the Thematic Collections Network: Using Herbarium Data To Document Plant Niches In The High Peaks And High Plains Of The Southern Rockies –Past, Present, And Future, that was recently recommended for funding. This is a collaborative network of 20 herbaria participating in digitization plus 14 National Parks, the US National Museum, Denver Botanic Garden, and Colorado State University contributing existing data. The collaborative will digitize and mobilize geographically referenced data from ~2.0 million herbarium specimens that can be used to document and model plant niches in this ecologically important region in light of global environmental change. Funding is approximately $2M for 4 years.

Upcoming Events

Field Ecology and Agricultural Design classes are having a poster session on Tuesday, April 25 from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Gale Life Science Building Foyer.

Dr. Sujit Sakpal, Prominent Transplant Surgeon, will speak about being a student at Idaho State University and his path to become a transplant surgeon on Monday, April 24, in Plant Sciences 114 at 1:30 p.m. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Light refreshments to be served.

The Department of Biological Sciences 37th Annual Reception honoring the graduating classes of Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017 will be Friday, May 5 at 2 p.m. in the Gale Life Science Building Foyer. Group picture at 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Seminars

Dr. Theodore "Ted" Kennedy, USGS, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, will present a seminar, “Little bugs, big data, and Colorado River adaptive management,” Thursday, April 13, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Dr. Julia Martin, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, (Micro Faculty Candidate) will present a seminar, “A role for manganese efflux in the human pathogen S. pneumoniae,” Friday, April 14, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Jordan Hammon, MS graduate student with Dr. Gene Scalarone, will present his defense seminar, “Antibody and Antigen Detection in Blastomyces dermatitidis,” Friday, April 14, in Lecture Center 10 at 2 p.m.

Dr. Richard White III, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology, University of Washington (Micro Faculty Candidate) will present a seminar, “Multiomics Analysis of Complex Microbiomes,” Monday, April 17, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Dainee Gibson, MS graduate student with Dr. Antonio Castro, will present her proposal seminar Thursday, April 20, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Freya Newton, MS graduate student with Dr. Peter Sheridan, will present her proposal seminar Thursday, April 20, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Dr. Michele Brumley, BGSA Speaker, will present a seminar Thursday, April 20, in Plant Sciences 114 at 4 p.m.

Marie Finkbeiner, MS graduate student with Dr. Ken Rodnick, will present her defense seminar Friday, April 21, in Lecture Center 10 at 2 p.m.

Maryam Kalifa, PhD graduate student with Dr. Jack Rose, will present her proposal seminar Thursday, April 27, in Lecture Center 10 at noon.

Sarah Stalder, MS graduate student with Dr. Rebecca Hale, will present her proposal seminar Thursday, April 27, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Carolyn Macek, MS graduate student with Dr. Rebecca Hale, will present her proposal seminar Thursday, April 27, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Theresa Condo, MS graduate student with Dr. Keith Reinhardt, will present her defense seminar Friday, April 28, in Lecture Center 10 at 2 p.m.

ISU Academic Calendar

April 24 Late 8-week and full semester course grading opens
April 24-28 Closed week
May 1-5 FINAL Examinations
May 5 Seniors: Last day to file application for August graduation
May 6
Commencement (December & May graduates)
May 9 Late 8-week and full semester course grading closes at 5 p.m.
May 10 Spring grades post to student transcript

Payroll Information

Our pay period ends Saturday, April 22. Please be sure to submit your time by Monday, April 24 at noon. This gives your approver time to approve your time card and fix any problems by Tuesday, April 25 when time cards are due to Payroll.

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