Please join us in welcoming Jenny Park, who took over as our new payroll coordinator on July 18! Jenny comes to us from the UW Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and she has great payroll experience, including knowledge of the new Workday system. We are excited to have Jenny on our team, so we hope you get a chance to drop by her office in Anderson 107C or send her an introductory note!
We have some kudos for Saulyman Corr, who helped promote SEFS and UW at the SeaFair Seattle Pow-wow!
In other fun news, two of our graduating students this June—Meghan Halabisky and Trevor Robinson—each had a family member in the audience who also graduated from our school. Joining us for the celebration were Meghan’s father Don Halabisky, who earned his Ph.D. with Professor Graham Allen back in 1970, and Trevor’s mother Lin Robinson, who completed her Ph.D. with Professor Clare Ryan in 2010 (Trevor also studied with Clare for his master’s!). Two families, two generations—so when can we expect the next Halabisky or Robinson?!
We hate to end on sad news, but we learned last week that Brad McRae, who held an affiliate professor position with SEFS, passed away. Brad had been working as a senior landscape ecologist with The Nature Conservancy, and we will try to share more information as soon as we can.
On September 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., you have a great opportunity to sign up for Undocu Ally Training, which highlights best practices to support undocumented students. The registration fee is $75, but Michelle Trudeau has suggested her office might be able to help with the cost if you’re interested. The class is limited to 35 students, so act fast if you’d like to participate.
Also, as you’ve almost certainly heard by now, on August 21 there will be a total eclipse of the sun (in Seattle, the eclipse will be about 95 percent). In the lead-up to this visually stunning event, NASA has collected some resources about cultural knowledge regarding eclipses, “The Vanishing Sun: Eclipse Tales from Around the World.”
Not a lot of committee action at the moment, but we’ll keep poking around for updates. We do, however, expect to have news to share soon from faculty search committees.
Wildlife Seminar: Done for the quarter
ESRM 429 Seminar: Done for the quarter
SEFS Seminar Series: Returning Autumn 2017
Don’t forget to send us publications involving you and/or your students!
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SEFS alumna Dana Reid (’17, B.S.) is currently working on a seasonal U.S. Forest Service crew in Lassen National Forest in California. She’s been involved in a variety of surveys, ranging from birds and bumblebees to lava tube caves, and one of the trail cameras they’re monitoring captured photos of the Lassen Pack’s new wolf pups. Check out some photos of those adorable pups in a story from KQED News!