Bug Bytes - News for Purdue Entomology Students

August 31, 2016

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


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.


AFA Leaders Conference Deadline Approaching

Please read the attached information  for how to apply for a scholarship to attend the Ag Future of America Conference, or attend the call out meeting September 1  at 7:00 pm in Lilly G126


News & Events for Grads

Professional Development Workshops 2016-17

Along with the regular RCR (Responsible Conduct of Research) Workshop Series which cover many ethical and integrity issues, the Graduate School has developed 2 NEW series of workshops for this Fall and Spring. 


The first series, known as GRIP (Graduate Research Information Program) in partnership with Purdue Libraries, will focus on research and data skills, critical for secure, effective and efficient research management.  Topics such as data management, sharing, storage and visualization, as well as reference management, copyright, and excel use will be highlighted during the series.  Attend one or several workshops in the series.


The second series, GERPS (Graduate Engaging Research Presentation Series) will focus on helping graduate researchers become better communicators.  These research communication workshops will focus on making your presentations engaging for all audiences at all levels. The workshops will be great preparation for our Three Minute Thesis Competition held in April.  The series starts with a workshop on Improv Techniques and continues with Story Telling 101, ending the series with Engaging Presentation Practice and Techniques for focusing your message. 


You can register for all the Graduate School Professional Development opportunities at the website: https://ias.itap.purdue.edu/rgs/wgb_workshop.disp_online_workshop


 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.

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. 

General Announcements

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


Career Services

Fall CCo Workshops

The CCO has many upcoming workshops for undergraduate and graduate students. Check out the schedule to see what’s available!


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