Bug Bytes - News for Purdue Entomology Students

August 24, 2016

General Announcements

Blacklight Night!

Dr. Holland has graciously agreed to host a Blacklight Night this fall!  This will be a class activity for New Student orientation.  Students making collections are also invited to attend.  The activity will focus on biodiversity, insect collectiing and an introduction to Thomas Say. There will be passenger vans for transport from Smith, to leave at 8:30 PM.


Monday, August 29th with a rain date of Wed.  August 31.

Entomology Fall Picnic!

Welcome Our New Students and Staff!
All new students (Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016)
as well as new staff members will be introduced.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Location: Smith Hall – East Lawn
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Faculty, Staff and Grad Students:
It’s a POTLUCK event – Bring your favorite dish to share
Department will provide:
B-B-Q sandwiches, Vegetarian Wraps, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw
Iced Tea and Lemonade


Dates & Deadlines

Quick Look Up Guides for Fall 2016

Critical dates for invoices, adding, and dropping classes for Fall 2016:

Quick look up Fall 2016

 Candidate Deadlines for Graduate Sudents

Please reference this calendar as well as the list below for important deadlines for Fall 2016 graduate candidates.

·         Saturday, December 19, 2015: Preliminary Exam Deadline (Doctoral Students Only)


·         Wednesday, September 21, 2016: Candidacy Deadline


·         Friday, October 14, 2016: Final Exam/Deposit Deadline for CAND 99200/99300 Registrants


·         Friday, December 2, 2016: Final Exam Deadline for CAND 99100 Registrants


·         Friday, December 9, 2016: Thesis Deposit Deadline for CAND 99100 Registrants


·         Sunday, December 18, 2016: 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 this session. 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. These dates, as well as other key 2016-17 deadlines, are available online on the Graduation Deadlines Calendar webpage for your reference.

News & Events for Undergrads

COA Fall 2016 Career Fair!

Make the most of the Career Fair by taking part in the  Resume Blitz and Employer Panel Discussion  before the Fair on October 3!


The Fall 2016 College of Agriculture Career Fair will take place Tuesday October 4th in the Cordova Recreational Sports Center, and will feature 150+ companies. For more details, and how to register, please see the Career Fair Flyer. Dress for Success!!! Professional attire is required.
Backpack and coat check – in Feature Gym at Co-Rec. PASE – SCRAP THAT SELFIE!!!  Professional photo take from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in Feature Gym at Co-Rec.


News & Events for Grads

Register for Fall 2016 and Graduation now!

Registration is open for the Fall 2016 semester. Add any courses and your research credit now.


If you are planning on graduating, please let Amanda know as soon as possible so you can add candidacy to your schedule!


Curriculum documents are available below

PhD   https://www.entm.purdue.edu/prospective-grads/PhD%20Curriculum_Jun6.pdf

  MS    https://www.entm.purdue.edu/prospective-grads/MS_Curriculum_June6.pdf


And for more information on how to register, please see the Graduate Registration document

 Purdue Graduate Student Government Callout

August 24, the Purdue Graduate Student Government will hold a call out – see the flyer here . The graduate student center is also holding a picnic and grad student center open house on the Engineering Mall September 2nd, more information on the picnic can be found on this flyer , and more information on the graduate student center regular hours and features here

Revised Graduate Student Employment Manual Available

Annually, the Graduate School, in cooperation with a number of offices across campus, updates the Graduate Staff Employment Manual to reflect changes in University policies, processes, and other new information applicable to the employment of graduate assistants. 


In advance of the new academic year, the updated version may be accessed at http://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/documents/graduate-student-employment-manual.pdf.

electronic Prelim/ Final 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. Cameron. Please see the applicable checklist at  https://ag.purdue.edu/entm/Pages/grad-forms.aspx for more information. 

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