December 14, 2016
*** Important Notice ***
File your FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov !
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is open, and you may use 2015 Tax information to complete the application until December 31, 2016.
Entomology Scholarship application
2017-2018 school year application is open! Completed applications are due by February 1, 2017. https://ag.purdue.edu/entm/Pages/Scholarships.aspx
Dates & Deadlines
Quick Look Up Guides for Spring 2017:
Critical dates for invoices, adding, and dropping classes for Spring 2017:
News & Events for Undergrads
Did you have a Summer Internship?
The new internship survey is now available: https://www.cco.purdue.edu/Surveys/Internship/Default.aspx. Please fill out if you completed an internship over the summer.
News & Events for Grads
Register for Spring 2017 and Graduation Now
Registration is open for the Spring 2017 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
And for more information on how to register, please see the Graduate Registration document
Candidate Deadlines for Graduate Students, Spring 2017
Please reference list below for important deadlines for Fall 2016 graduate candidates.
· Saturday, May 7, 2016: Preliminary Exam Deadline (Doctoral Students Only)
· Sunday, January 8, 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 spring.
· Wednesday, February 15, 2017: Candidacy Deadline
· Friday, March 3, 2017: Final Exam/Deposit Deadline for CAND 99200/99300 Registrants
· Friday, April 21, 2017: Final Exam Deadline for CAND 99100 Registrants
· Friday, April 28, 2017: Thesis Deposit Deadline for CAND 99100 Registrants
· Sunday, May 12-14, 2017: Commencement (6 Divisions)
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 spring 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. Between now and January 13, departments have access to add CAND 99100 (general candidacy) registrations for candidates using the CRN 28641. After Jan. 13, all CAND 99100 registration requests should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Exam and Degree Only (CAND 99300/99200) registration requests should always be sent to the Graduate School via a Form 23.
These dates, as well as other key 2016-17 deadlines, are available online on the Graduation Deadlines Calendar webpage for your reference.
New Thesis Templates Available
The new thesis templates are live on the Thesis Templates Page: http://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/research/thesis/templates.html
As templates are updates, the newest versions will be uploaded to that webpage, so please check the thesis template page to be sure you are using the most recent version.
Update to Thesis Deposit Procedures
The Thesis/Dissertation office has updated the new Electronic Thesis Acceptance Form so that students will now receive e-mail notifications confirming their successful thesis deposits in lieu of the traditional GS Form 16 (Thesis Deposit Receipt).
In addition to confirming successful deposits, the e-mails will also contain useful information for students relating to a) timely payment of their thesis deposit fees, b) accessing myPurdue to view their approved electronic thesis acceptance forms, and c) how to complete our Thesis Process Survey to provide feedback that will help us improve our student services.
They will continue to accept hard copy thesis forms (e.g., GS Form 9, 32, etc.) until the end of this term (Fall 2016). Students who submit hard copy forms during deposits will continue to receive the traditional GS Form 16 (Thesis Deposit Receipt) via e-mail PDF attachment along with a “cc” to their respective graduate contacts.
Questions? Please feel to contact the Thesis/Dissertation Office for assistance.
USDA Part Time Biological Science Lab Tech Position
See the announcement for full details- Duties include: performs tasks related to insect systematics including pinning/pointing, labeling and curation, helps in organization of sample shipments between high priority and routine samples, prescreen insect samples for target groups at the ordinal and family levels, data entry of sample information, assists in routine reports of findings generated in the lab, assists in the generation of monthly, biannual and annual lab reports, helps to inventory chemicals and reagents used in the lab. Applications due December 16th!
Undergraduate Lab position
Dr. John Couture is looking for student workers in his laboratory!
Please contact Dr. Couture directly at email@example.com to find out the specifics about the position or to apply.
Scholarships & Awards
Seniors! New Summer Finish Scholarship!
Summer Finish is a scholarship initiative intended to help Purdue undergraduate students (priority given to needs-based factors when reviewing) finish up their degree through summer coursework. This scholarship will give recipients $1,000 toward their tuition and fees for Summer 2017 courses. We know summer isn’t cheap and we hope this is helpful to you!
ADM AG Services Scholarship
ADM, a world leader in agricultural processing, is awarding $1000 scholarships to select college students entering careers in ag operations. Find out requirements and how to apply here.
Mid America Croplife Association Scholarship
Sophomores and Juniors who meet the scholarship requirements are welcome to complete an application for the MACA 2017 Young Leader Scholarship Program. The application, and specific requirements, are available on the MACA 2017-2018 Application. Application and materials are due by January 20th.
Garden Club of America Scholarship
Every year, The Garden Club of America extends an invitation to qualified students at the undergraduate and Post graduate levels to apply for one of their 27 merit based scholarships, fellowships, internships, and awards. The GCA website at www.gcamerica.org/scholarships provides a comprehensive listing of their offerings, application requirements, deadlines, and funding levels, or see the flyer to learn more about the botanical scholarship offerings.
Bug Bytes - News for Purdue
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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