During the fall and spring semesters, the International House hosts an International Coffeehouse almost every Wednesday. This program provides a casual atmosphere for American and international students, staff, and scholars to come together and enjoy a terrific cup of coffee and snacks while chatting with new friends.
We’ve got some great spring social events planned, starting with coffee with the department head this Friday at 9am. By popular request, instead of donuts, we are going to have bagels and cream cheese (and maybe some sweeter options, too.). And of course, coffee!
Bring your family and enjoy a great meal, EPP awards, some fierce trivia competition, and a White Elephant gift exchange (a fun game of gift-giving where you can steal from your friends and colleagues!). All the details are below. Please RSVP by December 4th: https://forms.gle/Mq2XezJSURSFcNS19 Faculty and staff – If you have EPP undergraduate workers, undergraduate minors, visiting researchers, alumni, or emeritus faculty that you would like to invite that are not on the EPP all mailing list, please forward this to them and have them RSVP. Thanks and looking forward to an amazing end of the year bash!
De-stress before finals by enjoying free movie showings, food, and various activities all day (9 AM to 9 PM) in Morgan Hall to celebrate the holidays! Here’s a list of what’s offered:t Holidays Around the World Experience the holidays around the globe without your passport! Stop by each booth for a tasty holiday treat, traditional holiday game, and some cool facts about each thing being celebrated this month! Cookie Corner Channel your creative side and decorate a cookie with your friends! Stocking Street Are your stockings hung by the chimney with care? If not, never fear! Take this opportunity to design your very own stocking and some personalized flare to your holiday decor! Holiday Card Boulevard Few seasons are as
A FREE insect-tasting event, sponsored by the students of FYS 129 (“A Bug’s Life”) and our department! Lots of buggy-dishes to sate your appetite, such as mealworm wontons, chirpin’ chili, bug-b-que, and many others!
The winners for the 2019 UT Creepy Crawly Photo Contest will be announced during the event, and there will also be a silent auction to raise money for our department.
The Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology Crawling to the Top at Ag Day Every year, the University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture hosts an event that encompasses agriculture, tailgating, and Big Orange spirit. While Ag Day includes many departments, none of them quite leave the same impression as ours does. The photo above has Rosie, Dr. Grant’s rose-haired tarantula, trying to get a peek at the festivities. Check out the other photos to see our team represent UT spirit:
The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is represented well at Down on the Farm at the TVA&I Fair in Knoxville. Matthew Longmire, David Bechtel, and Jerome Grant are sharing insects with ca. 1,000 students today!
Check out the recent article about Dr. Jurat-Fuentes at: https://news.utk.edu/2019/04/05/jurat-fuentes-destroying-insects-from-the-inside-out/ Also, see a related video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glbbYa7MB-8
This exhibit showcases the variety of insects that damage ornamental plants in landscape and nursery settings in Tennessee. If you want to know what that “bug” on your azaleas is or what borer is killing your dogwoods, Frank will show you what it looks like, as well as offer advice on how to control it. Please drop by to look at his specimens or to ask him specific control questions!! Whatever the reason, drop by on Friday and say “hi”! Presented by: Dr. Frank Hale, Professor, Extension Entomology Specialist (Soil, Plant and Pest Center, Nashville) Location: Hollingsworth Auditorium, Ellington Plant Sciences Building Date & Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Friday, April 12, 2019 Sponsored by: EPP 410 [Diseases and