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Above: Fish biologists seine the mouth of the Paria River where it flows into the mainstem Colorado River at Lees Ferry, AZ. The Paria River is a known spawning area for the native Colorado River fish, Flannelmouth sucker (Catostomus latipinnis). Photo by David Rogowski.
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January 11, 2019
  Volume 3 Issue 1
Welcome Back!
And welcome new majors! We hope you had a good first week of classes. Here are some tid-bits of information to help you throughout the semester:
Announcements
January 17, 2019: Science Fair Judges Needed
Vae View Elementary School is looking for science fair judges on Thursday, January 17 from 12:30 to 3-ish. They are located at 1750 West, 1600 North, Layton, UT. If interested contact Sally Hadley at 801-499-4305 or shadley@dsdmail.net.

West Point Junior High is seeking STEM Fair judges on Thursday, January 17 from 8:00 to 11:30-ish. They are located at 2775 W, 550 N, West Point, UT. Continental breakfast will be provided. If interested contact Haylie Cox Tracy at haylie.bay@gmail.com.

January 21, 2019: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- No Classes
Enjoy the day off! You can read Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech HERE.
Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship Information
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake (FoGSL) is accepting applications for the Doyle W. Stephens scholarship. This scholarship provides support to undergraduate or graduate students engaged in new or on-going research that focuses on Great Salt Lake and its ecosystem. For 2019, FoGSL will award one $1,000 scholarship to a graduate student and one $1,000 scholarship to an undergraduate student. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2019.  Apply at http://fogsl.org2019 Applicant Information Form
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 zoology@weber.edu and include the subject ID and location of the photo.
Seminars
January 29, 2019: Chris Penne: Fishing for Answers: Studying The Population Dynamics of Tiger Muskie in Pineview Reservoir Using Angler Collected Data
Tracy Hall Science Center room 102, 12:30 - 1:30 PM 
A partnership by state biologists and a dedicated group of anglers is yielding new information on one of Utah's largest and most elusive fish; the Tiger Muskie. In a great example of citizen science, this information will help biologists better manage the Tiger Muskie population for the very anglers that have been helping them.
Chris Penne is the Northern Region Aquatics Manager at the Utah Department of Natural Resources.
Stuff Zoology Students Do

Join the Zoology Club! Engage with like-minded students in weekly meetings, read and discuss the club book in a monthly book meeting, help benefit organizations in need, go on outdoor adventures, and more! Contact wsuzoologyclub@gmail.com to join!

The Wildlife Society will host a potluck on Friday, January 18, 11:00 AM- Noon in the Zoology Major's Room, TY 447. There will be a sign-up sheet hanging on the white board in the Major’s Room, so you know what others are bringing. Officers will be there to discuss future Wildlife Society activities and meet anyone who is interested in joining the club. Feel free to stop by at any time and pick up some food even if you aren’t a member! Email http://wsu.tws@gmail.com anytime to join!
Internships

Shoals Marine Laboratory Research Internship
Arizona Game and Fish Department Summer 2019 Internships
Community Ecology Internships in Iceland
Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change Summer 2019 Internships
Smithsonian Environmental Research Internship Summer 2019
Natural History Research Experiences Summer Internship
Research Experience

Boise State University Summer 2019 REU in Raptor Research
Auburn University Summer 2019 REU in Warm-Water Aquatic Ecology
The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY Summer 2019 REU in Translational Ecology
University of Iowa Summer 2019 REU in Evolutionary Sciences
University of Montana Summer 2019 Field Ecology Courses
Wildlife Handling Research Assistantship in Peru Summer 2019: Primates, bats, birds, and small terrestrial mammals
University of Virginia’s Blandy Experimental Farm Summer 2019 REU in Experimental Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Miami University Summer 2019 REU in Human Dominated Landscapes
University of South Dakota Summer 2019 REU in Invasive Elements & Cultural and Natural Stressors Affecting the Missouri River
Central Michigan University Biological Station on Beaver Island, MI Summer 2019 REU: REU Beaver Island
Study Abroad

Summer 2019 Explore Madagascar
Graduate Programs

M.S. in Biology at Missouri State University Begins Summer 2019: Bat Research
Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities

NEON: https://www.neonscience.org/opportunities/seasonal-fieldwork-opportunities
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance: SUWA 2019 Field Volunteer Opportunities
Utah Department of Natural Resources: Media Relations and Communications Specialist
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