Bug Bytes - News for Purdue Entomology Students

March 3, 2016

Dates & Deadlines

candidate deadlines for graduate students

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

Apply to be an Ag Ambassador!

The Ag Ambassadors are a group of undergraduate students in agriculture who serve as official representatives of the College of Agriculture at public functions hosted by the college, administration and the Agricultural Alumni Association. The Ambassadors are our College’s lead prospective student recruiters. Please see the info sheet for more information and how to apply before March 15.

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.

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. 

 MS Word for Thesis Writers

The Thesis and Dissertation Office is offering a workshop “MS Work for Thesis Writers” several times this spring. Please see the flyer  for offerings and registration info.

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

Program Assistants Needed!

Gwen Pearson has several programs coming up in the next few weeks, and is looking for volunteers. She has a leader for all the programs, but will need extra help.


On Campus: Bug Barn Tour (2nd Grade)

Thursday March 3rd 3:30 to 4:15pm


Off Campus: Bauer Head Start Programs (Lafayette, IN)

Monday March 7th 9:30am to Noon

Contact: Gabe Hughes <ghughes@purdue.edu>


On Campus: Bug Barn Tour (2nd Grade)

Wednesday March 9th 3:45 to 4:45 pm

Black Diamond Pest Franchising

Please see the attached flyer  for an employment/franchising opportunity from Black Diamond Pest.

Career Services

Purdue Green Career Fair

The second annual Green Career Fair will take place march 3 from 12-4 in the Armstrong Atrium. The fair is made up of employers looking for sustainably-minded students from all majors to work in internships or full time. 

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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