Bug Bytes - News for Purdue Entomology Students

February 3, 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

Coa spring 2016 Career Fair

The Spring 2016 CoA Career Fair will take place February 10, 2016 in the Cordova Recreational Sprots Center, featuring 100+ companies. Please see the flyer for more information.  


The AG Spring Career Fair Booklet is available online through this link: https://ag.purdue.edu/oap/career/pages/student_career_fairs_main.aspx


You may also RSVP for the career fair through the link, by then navigating to “Spring 2016 Employer Information.”

Research Opportunity

Paola Olaya, PhD student, is looking for a student interested in a research opportunity to prepare plant tissue for chemical analysis. If you are interested, please see the flyer or contact Paola at polayaar@purdue.edu 

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

looking for Part time work for Summer 2016?

John Bruner of Cochnower (http://cochnowerpestcontrol.com/) is looking for entomology students looking for part-time summer work. See website for phone number and contact information.

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. 

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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