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CAHNRS News – June 18

Posted by | June 18, 2010

Summer Session Course Evaluations

Summer session is upon us. The 8-week session began June 7 with the early 6-week session ending June 18. Course evaluations for the early session will open Friday, June 11 and close June 25. Below you’ll find information regarding course evaluations for all three summer sessions.

  • Early 6-week session (May 10-June 18)
    • Course evaluations open from June 11 – June 25
  • 8-week session (June 7-July 30)
    • Course evaluations open from July 16 – July 30
  • Late 6-week session (June 21-July 30)
    • Course evaluations open from July 16 – July 30

Please remind your students that they can access course evaluations through my.wsu.edu under “Official Notices.”

We request that you do your very best to encourage students to participate in the course evaluation process. Instructors are able to view a list of students who have completed the evaluation through Skylight Dashboard at: http://skylight.wsu.edu/dashboard

Final grades are due at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 and evaluation results will be available to instructors through Skylight Dashboard Aug. 4.

If you have any questions, you may contact Sean McIlraith at smcilraith@wsu.edu (5-4562) or Anna Whitehall at awhitehall@wsu.edu (5-0462).

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Women’s History Recognition Award Nominations Due June 23, 2010

The Office of the Dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences seeks Women’s Leadership Recognition award nominations for CAHNRS alumnae who have distinguished themselves in one of two areas: Community Leadership and Service, or Professional and Academic Leadership. Please consider nominating one of your unit’s distinguished alumnae.

Please nominate a woman whom you believe represents the qualities embodied in a graduate from CAHNRS at Washington State University. This includes all academic and extension units that have been a part of the college in any way throughout its history. Nominations do not have to come from an academic unit and we encourage the many groups that have outstanding graduates working with them to nominate those individuals. We are committed to making the process as straight forward as possible. If you have any questions about the process or submittal requirements, please contact Tatum Weed, at tatumweed@wsu.edu or 509-335-3590.

The deadline has been extended one more week. Nominations will be accepted until June 23, 2010. Forms can be found at http://www.cahnrsalumni.wsu.edu/womens-history.html.

Kudos

WSU represented two of the 11 student designers from across the state in the third annual Project Red Dress in Seattle June 4. Competing for a $3,000 scholarship and a 3 month internship with Seattle couture designer Luly Yang, AMDT students Alison Bottemiller and Shannon Miller and the other competitors each had 16 hours, a $200 budget and the color red as inspiration. The end result was 11 stunning gowns modeled on the runway and judged by local and national celebrity judges, including Nick Verreos of Project Runway fame, Seattle Met magazine publisher Nicole Vogle, Seattle designer Luly Yang and Rose Dennis, a local fashion promoter and fund raising consultant. The annual fashion show benefits the American Heart Association’s Go Red campaign supporting heart health awareness for women.

Congratulations to the winners in WSU’s 2010 Plant Pathology Research Exposition, held June 9 in Ensminger Pavillion. More than 60 posters were developed, 24 of which were accepted into the graduate student poster competition. Winners were:

  • First place – Kathleen McCeever, a master’s student working with Dr. Gary Chastagner
  • Second place – Sahar Eid, doctoral student with Dr. Hanu Pappu
  • Special recognition for poster design – Juliane Evans, a master’s student with Dr. Tim Murray.