Above: A Black Bear (Ursus americanus) that was recently seen in Yellowstone. The American black bear is a medium-sized bear native to North America, it is the world's most common bear species. Black bears produce 20 different sounds which reflect 8 different emotional states.

Photo by Chyanne Smith.
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August 30, 2019
  Volume 3 Issue 7
 Conservation Tip of the Week 
Keep your cats indoors to help reduce the number of birds and mammals killed annually by domestic cats. 
No Class Monday, September 2, 2019, in observance of Labor Day
Welcome to the Zoology Department!
"Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing you with a quality education that emphasizes knowledge, experience, opportunity, and problem-solving skills. Our majors have found success in a wide variety of disciplines, including human and veterinary medical fields, education, wildlife, conservation, and animal care. We offer excellent General Education, introductory, and upper division classes in diverse subjects and have outstanding facilities, such as the Human Anatomy Laboratory, and the DNA Laboratory. Our small class sizes make it possible for students to get to know our faculty and get involved in research projects. Many of our student have presented their work at national and international meetings, and have co-authored research papers. We encourage students to review the faculty web pages and make contact to establish an advising/mentoring relationship. We look forward to getting to know you!"
Dr. Ron A. Meyers, Zoology Department Chair
Zoology Welcome Social

Monday, September 9, 2019
11:30 am OR 12:30 pm

Tracy Hall Science Center Room 441

Zoology students, come and meet your Zoology professors and advisors. 
Please RSVP by emailing by Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Check out this WE.B.SCI article, "Seven Tips to start with a Successful Mindset" by Jane Stout and Monica Linford, College of Science general advisors. Read the article here:
The Zoology Club and Weber State University's Chapter of The Wildlife Society are actively seeking members! If you are interested in joining, please email the club and ask to be put on their mailing list for updated club information: 
The Wildlife

The research group ( at the University of Wyoming seeks a creative, dedicated graduate student to develop thesis or dissertation research in collaboration with an NSF-funded project in Laikipia, Kenya. The successful applicant would join a team of U.S. and Kenyan collaborators to study how diet specialization and dispersal limitation shape emergent, community-level patterns through the Ungulate Herbivory Under Rainfall Uncertainty (UHURU) experiment. The successful applicant would spend 6-8 months/year at the Mpala Conservancy ( and elsewhere in rural Kenya. To apply or for further information, please go to

The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah is launching a program to increase diversity in the applicant pool of graduate students applying to programs in the Biological Sciences. For more information go to

US Forest Services: Teacher, Guidance Counselor, Vocational Development Specialist, Office Automation Clerk, Social Services Assistant
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