Above: A Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis). This beautifully colored long-necked duck was seen perched in a tree in Florida. These ducks are commonly found in U.S. southern states and like to feast on grains in agricultural fields at night. Cornell University states the oldest recorded Black-bellied Whistling-Duck was a male, and at least 10 years, 7 months old when it was found in Louisiana.

Photo by Dennis Collins.
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April 12, 2019
  Volume 3 Issue 5
Got Test Anxiety?
Yes, it's that time of year again. Lucky for you if you need some help with test anxiety, you can attend a Test Anxiety workshop led by instructor Brian Pilcher, on Wednesday, April 17 from 12:30-1:15 p.m. in TY 209 or 4:30-5:15 p.m. in TY 102. Discover your best!
Free Physics Tutoring Available Summer 2019
This summer semester there will be free Physics tutoring offered in TY 101 on a drop-in basis on Tuesday's & Thursday's 9:30 a.m.-4:10 p.m. or other days and times by appointment. Please contact Dr. Richard Hills, Professor of Physics Emeritus at for more information. 
Check out this week's WE.B.Sci article, "Then & Now: Friends in Science" by our very own Zoology majors, Chyanne Smith & Heather O'Donnell!
Congratulations Dr. Chris Hoagstrom & Dr. Brian Chung!
Zoology professor Dr. Chris Hoagstrom (pictured left) received the Outstanding Mentor Award sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research on March 25, 2019. The Outstanding Mentor Award recognizes excellence among faculty in the promotion and participation in undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activities.

Zoology professor Dr. Brian Chung (pictured right) was selected as a grant recipient of the 2018 George and Beth Lowe Innovative Teaching Award and the 2019 Hemingway Award. These grants provide funds for Dr. Chung's Human Anatomy Lab upgrades involving innovative use of laser pointers and spray tables for cadavers. 

We applause Dr. Hoagstrom and Dr. Chung for their exceptional work and dedication! 
Call for Photos!
If you would like to share your photos of cool zoology-related stuff for consideration of inclusion in this newsletter, please email and include the subject ID and location of the photo.
Today! April 12th
Dr. Chris Fettig: The Impacts of Insects on Western Forests During an Era of Megadisturbance  
Tracy Hall Science Center room 234, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
The Zoology Department's last seminar of the semester will be presented by Dr. Chris Fettig, Research Entomologist and Team Leader with the U.S. Forest Service. Insects are essential components of forest ecosystems representing most of the biological diversity and affecting virtually all processes. Most species are beneficial, yet others periodically become so abundant that they threaten ecological, economic, social and/or aesthetic values. Dr. Fettig will highlight the impacts of several species of bark beetles on western forests, which has been exacerbated by climate change.

The Zoology Club is thinking about planning a trip to Hogle Zoo after finals, possibly May 4th or 5th. If interested, please email

The Zoology Club and Weber State University's Chapter of The Wildlife Society are actively seeking members and officers! 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

REU Internship Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences Fall 2019
Fort Worth Zoo Conservation Expedition Summer 2019
Wildlife Handling Research Assistantship in Peru Summer 2019: Primates, bats, birds, and small terrestrial mammals
International Summer School in European Russia
Field Methods in Primatology: Paraguay

Graduate Research Assistantship: Pangolins
M.S. in Ecology at Western Colorado University is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year: Fisheries & Wildlife and Ecology & Conservation

Pathways Student Intern and Recent Graduate Hiring Event
Utah DNR AIS Tech Summer 2019
Small mammal field technicians AZ/NM- Deadline today!
Only Hope Peru Amazon Jungle Service Trip
Hogle Zoo Summer Camp Volunteer
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance: SUWA 2019 Field Volunteer Opportunities

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