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Department forms and letterhead

Here are a few reminders regarding time sheets:

  • Timesheets are due Mondays by 5 p.m.  Timesheets turned in late will be processed in the following pay period.
  • Students and Temporary Employees must have their time accounted for and recorded accurately. 
  • Any time beyond 40 hours per week must be paid at time and a half.  Banking hours to avoid overtime pay is unallowed. Students can only work 29 hours per week while classes are in session. 
  • Please make sure students and temps are recording their correct accounts and sub-accounts on time sheets.
  • Minutes need to be converted to the tenths when recording total minutes worked per day. Minutes to tenths conversion sheet.
  • Contact Kayley Grubaugh (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) for student employment questions and Katie Steinman (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) for temporary employment questions.

Entomology farm

Grant proposal preparation

Lab safety

Laboratories in the department are inspected every 1 to 2 years by the MSU Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) office. A pre-inspection checklist should be filled out by individual labs prior to an inspection. This checklist provides a quick way to see if your lab is in compliance in a few key areas. EHS inspectors use a more detailed checklist when they inspect labs.

If you have questions about lab safety and regulations, the MSU Chemical Hygiene Plan provides detailed information about PI and employee responsibilities, training, safe operating procedures in labs, safe handling/storage/disposal of chemicals, and emergency procedures. At the end of the plan, appendices list specific chemicals that require special handling or hazard labeling due to flammability, corrosiveness, cancer hazard, etc. EHS-approved hazard labels are below. All of these labels are designed to print on an Avery 5160 address label or similar sheet, except for the small bulk hazard diamonds. These print on a solid label sheet.

Hazard labels

Logos, branding and communications

Entomology’s .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) can answer questions and help you connect with communicators at college and university (CABS) level. 

Promotion and tenure

RCR - Responsible Conduct of Research

  • MSU Graduate School’s resources for teaching responsible conduct of research, scholarship, and creative activities.
  • RCR PowerPoint presentations on each of the federal Office of Research Integrity topics—with explanatory notes—that can be used as assigned readings and as foundational material for guided discussions.

Reservation calendars

Reserve space with these links to calendars:

Seminars and faculty meetings

  • Fall 2016 Seminar Series: Faculty meetings are scheduled for the third Friday of the month from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science, unless otherwise noted.
  • 2016 Faculty Meeting dates: Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16. 2017 Faculty Meeting dates: Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 21, May 19.

Technical staff employee excellence forms