Bug Bytes - News for Purdue Entomology Students

December 16, 2015

General Announcements

graduating Spring 2016?

If you are planning on graduating Spring 2016, please make sure that Candidacy (CAND 991) is on your schedule. If it is not yet added, you will need an override. Contact Amanda with questions.


Scholarships & Awards

Entomology Scholarship application now  available

The Department of Entomology Department Scholarship online applications open is OPEN!


Please visit https://ag.purdue.edu/entm/Lists/Scholarship/All%20Applications.aspx (it will say “access denied” but you just have to sign in) and sign in using your career account on the bottom right corner of the page (very small print).


Please make sure to update your application if you have submitted one previously, and save an updated resume to your application in the format “Lastname,Firstname2016”


Deadline to apply is FEBRUARY 1, 2015 . LOG ON AND APPLY!!!


Contact Cara or Amanda with questions.

Student award for the appreciation for the natural history of insects

Student award “Appreciation for the Natural History of Insect Pests”.

The award: $500 awarded annually to one recipient.

Who is eligible: University students regardless of their geographic location.

Due date: December 31st 2015

Selection criteria and conditions: The committee will award $500 to the student who in the given year has published the most interesting and inspiring research paper on insects which are usually regarded as pests. For details, please see: http://www.ambrosiasymbiosis.org/award/

 the college drug awareness scholarship available

The College Drug Awareness Scholarship is now available for any student. For eligibility, deadlines, and details please  visit http://www.collegedrugawareness.org/collegedrugawareness.html

turner pest control scholarship

Turner Pest Control in Jacksonville, Florida is offering a $1,500 scholarship which will be awarded to a student who is enrolled in any university, college, or trade program. The students do not have to be studying entomology or pest management. Information about the scholarship may be found here: http://www.turnerpest.com/scholarship/pest-control-scholarship/. The application deadline is in May 1, 2016. 

Dates & Deadlines

Registration for Summer classes begins Feb. 1 

The Office of the Provost is moving registration for summer classes to Feb. 1 to allow more time for student planning. Students will be able to begin registration as early as 8 a.m. Feb. 1, beginning with priority registration groups. Registration by classification will continue in the following four weeks according to the posted online schedule.

Each weekly time ticket group starts at 8 a.m. on Monday and releases permissions in increments of 20 minutes. Each student's registration pin is the same as the one used for spring 2016 registration. Open registration for all registration groups will start at 8 a.m. March 7.


News & Events for Undergrads

Coa spring 2016 Career Fair

The Spring 2016 CoA Career Fair will take place February 10, 2016 in the Cordova Recreational Sprots Center, featuring 100+ companies. Please see the flyer for more information. 

News & Events for Grads

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

Register for spring 2016!

Registration is open for spring 2016. Add research hours and any courses as soon as possible – courses with low enrollment could be removed! Candidates for graduation Spring 2016 must also add candidacy to their schedules.

Questions about your tuition waiver?

Contact Lori in the business office with any questions about tuition invoices from the bursar’s office.

  OEPP offers ENGL 620: Proffesional development spring 2016

The Oral English Proficiency Program (OEPP) will be running one section of our ENGL 620 Professional Development course this Spring 2016.  This section will focus on student needs as they go on the job market – resume/CVs, job searching, professional group discussions, interviews, social rules of conduct in the working world, etc. There will also be content about presentations like in the regular ENGL 620 course, but the focus will be for a professional/work environment setting.


This class is open to international graduate students currently enrolled at Purdue who have been certified for oral English proficiency.  This means one or more of the following:

1.       TOEFL Speaking Score of 27 and above

2.       IELTS Speaking Score of 8 and above

3.       Passed the OEPT with a score of 50 and above

4.       Certified by taking ENGL 620


Please see the description (Professional Development DESC 2015)and application(Prof Dev Application Form 2015) for more information.

Career Services

CCO Inside Track for 12/7/2015

Go to https://purdue-csm.symplicity.com/attachments/337/Inside_Track_PDF_12.7.15.pdf? To see this week’s CCo Inside Track. Here are a couple highlights for this week:

  • Tomorrow-Student Disability Online Career Fair
  • Sign up for Blueprints to map out your job and internship strategy
  • The CCO is hiring! We’re looking for 2  Marketing and Media Interns, as well as a Social Media Intern   


Three Collections Program Technicians postitions posted

Visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422943300 for complete information. Application closes December 17, 2015.


Study Abroad

Study abroad in cuba 2016

Faculty from the departments of Entomology, Horticulture and Ag Economics will lead a study aboard trip to Cuba next year over spring break. Students can learn more about this program next week at the College of Agriculture Study Abroad Fair on September 29th on the lawn in front of the AGAD building from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

Please see the flyer and itinerary for more information

Cuba Spring 2016

Purdue Ag in Cuba March 2016 Itinerary 2015 09 22  

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