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CAHNRS News – August 12

Posted by | August 12, 2011

University Convocation August 19

The beginning of a new academic year is just weeks away and with that comes the University Convocation on Friday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. in the Beasley Coliseum. If you would like to participate in the processional please be sure to RSVP by Aug. 15 using the following

1st Annual CAHNRS and Extension Faculty & Staff Ice Cream Social

You’re invited to the 1st Annual CAHNRS and WSU Extension Faculty & Staff Ice Cream Social Aug, 24, 2011, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Ensminger Pavilion!

Bring your family or a friend. Out-of-town or visiting faculty and staff are invited to join us as well. For those not located at or near the Pullman campus, we will also be hosting parties at the four Research and Extension Centers. We would be thrilled to have you join us!

Please check your inbox for the complete details, locations, dates, and times.

Food Drive

The Pullman community is working to stock the shelves at the Community Action Center’s Food Bank. Our local food banks are running extremely low, as they normally are during this time of year. It would be wonderful to start the academic year off with full shelves for the families in our community that are in need.

If you are interested in donating, please leave your donations at one of the following drop off locations:

  • Hulbert Hall basement foyer
  • Johnson Hall ground floor near north elevators
  • Community Action Center (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Items will be delivered to the food bank as the barrels reach capacity. Our goal is to donate as much as possible before the first day of classes, Aug. 22.

The following is a list of items that the food bank designates as staples:

  • Dried lentils and beans
  • Rice
  • Mac n’ cheese
  • Most tomato products
  • Cereal
  • Hamburger helper/ tuna helper
  • Tuna
  • Pasta — spaghetti, macaroni, etc
  • Soups
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Detergent

Thank you for your support!

WSU Mount Vernon NWREC joint host of 7th Annual Cool Climate Viticulture Conference

The 7th Annual Cool Climate Viticulture Conference, organized by the Puget Sound Wine Growers’ Association, began on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 with a tour of commercial vineyards on Lopez and San Juan Islands. On Monday, Aug. 8 the Conference oral sessions were held at the WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center (WSU Mount Vernon NWREC). Speakers included Pat George and Lamont Brooks (Symphony Vineyard, Vancouver Island, B.C.) and Jessica Cortell (Cortell Consulting, Amity, OR), presenting talks on regional issues of viticulture and enology. Michelle Moyer, WSU Viticulture and Enology Extension Specialist, spoke about methods for managing vigor in the vineyard. Chris Benedict, WSU Pierce County Extension Educator, provided information on what growers need to know about spotted wing drosophila and brown marmorated stink bug and Carol Miles, WSU Vegetable Extension Specialist, and David Wheeler, WSU graduate student in Horticulture, spoke about grape powdery mildew management in the organic vineyard. There were 34 participants in the conference.