Bug Bytes - News for Purdue Entomology Students

September 14, 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

Graduate school Key Dates

Important dates and deadlines related to graduate school admissions and records:

2016 Fall Records Admissions Calendar


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

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

Fall Nametag Sales!

Magnetic Backs – No Safety Pins Needed!

Price: $10 - Pick up envelope/Drop off payment at KRAN 681, AGAD 121, or Lily 3-225


Accepting Cash or Check at time of purchase

Make checks payable to: Purdue Agribusiness Club


Send questions to:

Kylie Echard - kechard@purdue.edu


Last day to order is September 20th!

Peace Corps Prep and Callout

Please see the call out and flyer  for information on the Peace Corp Callout September 8 @ 6pm in KRAN G012, and submit any applications before the deadline 10/3


Prior to applying online, students should

1.       Read the Student Guide https://www.ippu.purdue.edu/Programs/PeaceCorps/PCPrepStudentGuide.pdf  

2.       Complete the Planning Sheet https://www.ippu.purdue.edu/Programs/PeaceCorps/PCPrepPlanningSheet.pdf

3.       Have their advisor sign their planning sheet

Include a scanned copy of their planning sheet with signature as a part of their online application, due 10/3


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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