August 3, 2017
1. instructional videos- http://www.purdue.edu/registrar/currentStudents/myPurdue/index.html
2. Readings on the myPurduePlan tool and scheduling assistant
2. Academic Expectations- reading “What is a Professor at a Research University” by Phillip Kraemer
3. Campus Safety, Health and Wellness
1. Video’s with Purdue Pete and safety- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAB9F81E9406CE19F
2. Bike Safety- https://www.purdue.edu/bikes/index.html
3. Reading- “Physical Exercise for Brain Health” from Posit Science
4. Housing video regarding Alcohol Education
4. Leadership and Professional Development- students will have readings regarding myStrengths. After the readings they will take the assessment. If students have any questions about Strengths, please direct them to Jim Hintz as he is the one on campus that facilitates this activity. His email is email@example.com.
5. Diversity and Intercultural Awareness
1. Statement from the Diversity and Inclusion Office website
2. TED talk by Chimamanda Adichie “The Danger of a Single Story”
6. Academic Integrity- reading “Academic Dishonesty: The Social Implications” by Gary Pavela
7. Financial Literacy
1. My Money- http://www.purdue.edu/mymoney/
2. Resources for being financial literate: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/financialliteracy/
3. Reading- “Choices are Everywhere: Why Can’t We Just Have It All?” by Scott Wolla
4. Reading- “Investing in Yourself: An Economic Approach to Education Decisions” by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
8. Academic Success- “Tips for Succeeding in College’ by campus partners
9. Campus Technology- lots of ITaP resources! This includes the customer service contact information.
10. Information Literacy- libraries website and blurb about the libraries.
11. Self- Advocacy Skills
1. TED Talk by Angela Lee Duckworth- “The Key to Success? Grit
2. Reading: “True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It” by Vicki Davis
3. Students will take a 12 item Grit Scale assessment
12. Freedom and Expression
1. Commitment to Freedom of Expression- http://www.purdue.edu/purdue/about/free-speech.html
2. Statement of Integrity and Code of Conduct- http://www.purdue.edu/purdue/about/integrity_statement.html
3. Boilermaker Values Statement- https://www.purdue.edu/president/email/2015/We-Are-Purdue-Statement-of-Values.pdf
That’s it! J Let me know if you have questions!
Kasi Jones, M.S.
Director, Orientation Programs
Student Success Programs
new student welcome & carnival August 18, 2017
Join us in front of Lilly Hall, GAMES, PRIZES, SNACKS AND FREE AG WATER BOTTLES FOR EVERYONE WHO ATTENDS!
UPDATE: WE WILL BE LOCATED IN FRONT OF AGAD, DUE TO CONSTRUCTION.
ENTOMOLOGY FALL PICNIC! September 6, 2017
New students will receive their Department of Entomology T-shirt at the picnic.
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT – FALL SEMESTER
Tip: Contact the financial aid office, to find out if you qualify for work study.
Dr. Richmond’s Laboratory will be hiring a couple part time students to help with:
1. Evaluation of next generation chemistries against soil-dwelling scarab larve
2. Development of biological controls for black cutworms
In addition, he will be hire several students for one or two days of work harvesting scarab larvae from infested soil.
If you are interested in any of the above work opportunities, please contact Dr. Richmond directly. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Landscape Ecology & Biodiversity lab has an opening for an undergraduate part-time research assistant during Fall 2017. Duties include sample processing, insect identification, and data entry. Applicant should have completed ENTM 206+207. Completion of ENTM 335+336 is desirable.
Applicants should be able to work 10–15 hours a week. Pay is $10/hour.
Contact Dr. Holland email@example.com if interested in applying for this position.
Fall 2017 AG Career Fair! Save the Date!! october 3, 2017
Mark your calendars and plan to attend! The fair is open to all students and alums at Purdue and Ivy Tech.
The Career Fair is not just for graduating students, it is for freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are exploring career paths or internship opportunities. The Career Fair is a great way to explore careers, pick-up company information and network with future employers and ask questions. The only person who can get you a job or an internship is you.
October 2, 2017- get ready for the career fair at the Resume Blitz, 11:00- 1:00 and 1:00 – 3:00, and the Employer panel 5:30-7:00 pm. Locations TBA.
College of Agriculture Fall Career Fair - Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Cordova Recreational Sports Center.
College of Ag Fall 2017 Career Fair Booklet coming September 2017.
ENTM 60000 NEW GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION – NEW TIME AND LOCATION
If you are a new graduate student in the department, you should enroll in ENTM 60000. The course to meet at 4:00 PM – 5:50 PM in the Smith conference room, SMTH 131.
Register for Fall Classes and Candidacy Now!
Registration is open for the Fall 2017 semester. Add any courses and your research credit now. If you are planning to graduate, please let Amanda know as soon as possible so you can add candidacy CAND 99100 to your schedule! See attached Graduate Registration document for detailed instructions.
GRADUATE SCHOOL Summer 2017 Dates and Reminders
· Saturday, August 5, 2016: Preliminary Exam Deadline (Doctoral Students Only)
· Friday, July 21, 2017: Final Exam Deadline for CAND 99100 Registrants
· Friday, July 28, 2017: Thesis Deposit Deadline for CAND 99100 Registrants
· Saturday, August 5, 2017: Commencement
These dates, as well as other key 2016-17 deadlines, are available online on the Graduation Deadlines Calendar webpage for your reference. They have also been posted on a new “Announcements” page in the Graduate School Database.
Summer 2017 Commencement Participation
Major Professors can register to sign up to participate in his or her student’s commencement per and email that was sent out by the graduate school. To participate, you must register by July 24th, 2017, 10:00 pm. Answers to general questions you or your candidate may have regarding graduation may be found at https://www.purdue.edu/commencement/. Ph.D. candidates who wish to participate in a future commencement ceremony as a returnee must email the request to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the end of the term in which they graduate.
Please keep these key dates in mind for degree candidates for the upcoming fall session:
§ Saturday, December 17, 2016: Preliminary Exam Deadline (Doctoral Students Only)
§ Sunday, August 20, 2017: Plan of Study Deadline
The plan of study must be submitted by the student, signed by all advisory committee members and all appropriate departmental staff, and awaiting only Graduate School processing by 11:59 p.m. on this date for the student to be eligible for candidacy for fall.
§ Wednesday, September 20, 2017: Candidacy Deadline
§ Friday, October 13, 2017: Final Exam and Deposit Deadline for CAND 99200/99300 Registrants
§ Friday, December 1, 2017: Final Exam Deadline for CAND 99100 Registrants
§ Friday, December 8, 2017: Thesis Deposit Deadline for CAND 99100 Registrants
§ Saturday, December 17, 2017: Commencement
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 the fall session. Candidates who request to make updates to an already deposited thesis or dissertation, or who have been listed on the candidate roster for the same degree more than two consecutive sessions, may also incur this fee. These dates, as well as other key 2017-18 deadlines, are available online on the Graduation Deadlines Calendar webpage for your reference.
NEW GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION august 18, 2017
New graduate students: Plan to meet up with Amanda in Smith 127 at 8:45AM to attend the welcome as a group.
FIREFLY SOCIAL! august 22, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Faculty and graduate students are encouraged to help us welcome our new graduate students at this year’s Firefly Social.
ENTOMOLOGY FALL PICNIC! september 6, 2017
New students will receive their Department of Entomology T-shirt at the picnic.
· Monday August 21 Fall Classes Start
· Monday August 28 Last day to register w/out a late fee
· Monday Sept. 4 Last day to cancel a course assignment w/out it appearing on record
· Monday Sept. 4 LABOR DAY (No Classes)
· Saturday Nov. 4 Family Day
Bug Bytes - News for Department of Entomology Students: The Bug Bytes e-newsletter is sent on Wednesdays of each week. To request posting information in the newsletter, email a maximum of 3–4 sentences by noon on the preceding Friday to email@example.com. You should include event title, date, time, location, and a brief event description. Descriptions and other information can be provided as a webpage link or a pdf document. Information should pertain to campus-related activities only.
Department of Entomology // 901 W State St //
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Department of Entomology
Academic Program Administrator
Smith Hall, room 127C
901 W State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2089
Ofc: (765) 494-9061
Cell: (765) 585-1185