Bug Bytes - News for Purdue Entomology Students

January 10, 2016

Dates & Deadlines

Registration for Summer classes Available now 

The Office of the Provost is moving registration for summer classes to Feb. 1 to allow more time for student planning. Students will be able to begin registration as early as 8 a.m. Feb. 1, beginning with priority registration groups. Registration by classification will continue in the following four weeks according to the posted online schedule.

Each weekly time ticket group starts at 8 a.m. on Monday and releases permissions in increments of 20 minutes. Each student's registration pin is the same as the one used for spring 2016 registration. Open registration for all registration groups will start at 8 a.m. March 7.

candidate deadlines for graduate students

Wednesday, February 17th: Deadline to Declare Candidacy


Friday, March 4th: Final Exam/Deposit Deadline for Exam or Degree Only (CAND 99200/99300) Registrants


Friday, April 22nd: Final Exam Deadline for General Candidacy (CAND 99100) Registrants


 Friday, April 29th: Thesis Deposit Deadline for General Candidacy (CAND 99100) Registrants


Friday, May 13th, 4:00 p.m. ET: Graduate School Commencement (All Schools and Colleges)


Doctoral candidates must have passed the preliminary examination by May 9th, 2015, to be eligible for Spring 2016 graduation. All of the deadlines for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2016 are now available on the Graduation Deadlines Calendar webpage.


Students who miss any of the deadlines in red may incur a $200 Late Graduation Deadline Fee if they would like to maintain their candidate status for Spring 2016. Candidates who request to make updates to an already deposited thesis or dissertation or who have been listed on the Graduate School’s candidate roster for the same degree more than two consecutive sessions may also incur this fee.


News & Events for Undergrads

summer stay scholars opportunity available

The www.purdue.edu/summerstay website is now live, including an FAQ page.  The application is available atwww.purdue.edu/summerstay/apply . If you are chosen for Summer Stay Scholars, you will receive a scholarship to cover your tuition and fees for up to nine on-campus credit hours for the summer.

Academic success workshops

The Academic Success Center’s workshop series has been finalized the schedule and more information can be found on this flyer.

Undergraduate Research & Poster Symposium

Mark your calendars for this year’s Undergraduate Research and Poster Symposium.  It’s scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms.  To enter your research or scholarly project posters into the symposium, you need to apply by March 11th at www.purdue.edu/research/ugrad

Creating & Presenting an Effective Poster

A poster presentation workshop will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 6:00- 7:30 pm in Pfendler Hall, room 241 (Dean’s Auditorium) for all undergraduate students. If you have or will soon be completing your undergraduate research project, this workshop with Dr. Karen Plaut and senior Bethany Weldon is a must attend event! Pizza and drinks provided!

Summer Research opportunities for undergrads

·         Molecular Agriculture Summer Institute (MASI): This program is designed to expose undergraduate students to the wide-ranging field of plant sciences and STEM fields.  Applications are due April 1, 2016 and can be found on the website at https://ag.purdue.edu/oap/MASI/Pages/default.aspx.

·         Purdue Ag Center Experience (PACE): PACE is designed to expose undergraduate students who have little to no farm experience to applied research at one of the eight Purdue Agriculture Centers (PACs). Undergrads work with faculty research mentors at one or multiple PACs over the summer.  Apply online at https://ag.purdue.edu/oap/PACE/Pages/default.aspx.

·         Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) – For sophomores and juniors, this paid research experience at Purdue is from May 23 – August 5.  Apply online at www.purdue.edu/surf.

Academic year undergraduate research opportunities

·         Martin Ag Research Fund Scholarship – Annually, multiple $2000 scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate high academic performance, quality research contributions, and a desire for continued learning about the conduct of research in agriculture. Applications are due March 25, 2016 and require a letter of recommendation from your research mentor as well as a description of the research project.  Apply at https://ag.purdue.edu/oap/Pages/undergrad_research.aspx.

·         Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program (DURI) – Purdue undergrads are able to engage in interdisciplinary research at Discovery Park. DURI offers 50 part-time (6-10 hours/week) student internship slots per academic semester.  Students earn credit and receive a $500 scholarship per semester.  Apply at http://discoverypark.itap.purdue.edu/learningcenter/duri/.


News & Events for Grads

electronic Exam forms

Prelim and final examinations must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance with the graduate school via the plan of study website found on MyPurdue. If the final exam is not scheduled, you cannot graduate. This is in addition to scheduling the exam with Dr. Yaninek. Please see the applicable checklist at  https://ag.purdue.edu/entm/Pages/grad-forms.aspx for more information. 

Deadline To Be Added to the Spring 2016 Candidate Roster

Wednesday, February 17 is the deadline to be added to the Spring 2016 graduation candidate roster. If you need to be added, please contact Amanda for more information.

Spring 2016 Thesis & deposit workshops

Attached you’ll find an informational flyer for upcoming series of Spring 2016 thesis workshops. These are primarily designed for students planning to deposit during calendar year 2016; however anyone may attend. 

Soft Rollout for New Electronic Thesis Acceptance FOrm

The thesis office has announced the soft rollout of the new online Thesis Acceptance Form. Please note that usage of the ETA form will be optional throughout 2016, and the Thesis office will continue to accept paper thesis forms during the soft rollout period. Information about the ETA will be included in the upcoming thesis workshop presentations.

General Announcements

“Managing your Finanical Future” with business management

Business Management is planning a financial presentation for students Sunday Feb 28, 2016, 4:00 pm, in the boilermaker Room at CREC. Pizza and refreshments provided. See the flyer for more information and for the RSVP link at:



Scholarships & Awards

the college drug awareness scholarship available

The College Drug Awareness Scholarship is now available for any student. For eligibility, deadlines, and details please  visit http://www.collegedrugawareness.org/collegedrugawareness.html


turner pest control scholarship

Turner Pest Control in Jacksonville, Florida is offering a $1,500 scholarship which will be awarded to a student who is enrolled in any university, college, or trade program. The students do not have to be studying entomology or pest management. Information about the scholarship may be found here: http://www.turnerpest.com/scholarship/pest-control-scholarship/. The application deadline is in May 1, 2016.   

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