Welcome back Nutritional Sciences students – FALL 2017

I hope everyone had a great summer and is excited about the start of a new semester.  We’ve had several changes in the Nutritional Sciences department this summer related to academic advising.  At the start of most years, students who have recently declared the major are often assigned a new academic adviser.  So, it is possible you are working with a different adviser this term.  In addition, we have a new adviser, Dr. Cindy Adams who is taking over the position formerly held by Mrs. Kelly.  You may still see Mrs. Kelly around as she is now working with the online Master’s program.  Dr. Corwin retired this summer and her advisees will be working with Dr. Gernand.  We are excited to have Dr. Adams join the advising team.

Things to do now:

  • Subscribe to the advising blog – and tell your friends to do this if they aren’t already subscribed. We post important information related to courses, academics, internships, and jobs here.
  • Locate your adviser information on lionpath and plan a time to meet.

Important dates for Fall semester:

  • Leave of Absence Deadline – August 18
  • Intent to Graduate Activation – Open now until September 5 (lionpath)
  • Classes begin at UP – August 21
  • Regular Drop Deadline – August 26, 11:59 PM (Saturday)
  • Regular Add Deadline – August 27, 11:59 PM (Sunday)

Important dates for Spring semester registration: 

  • The Schedule of courses will be posted on September 1, 2017
  • You can begin adding courses to your shopping cart on September 20.
  • Registration for Spring semester starts October 4 for priority students, Regular registration begins October 11.  Your exact registration date can be found on lionpath.

Have a Great Semester!!

Teaching Assistants for Nutrition 251

Welcome back! I am looking for 3 undergraduate TAs for two sections of NUTR 251 for Fall 2017.  Serving as a teaching assistant is a good way to help students learn about nutrition and show your leadership skills.

  • Section 001: MWF 9:05-9:55
  • Section 003: MWF 1:25-2:15

Qualifications:
NUTR major or pre-major (sophomore through senior standing)

  • A- or higher in NUTR 251
  • B+ or higher in NUTR 358

You can earn 1 credit in NUTR 496 for serving as a TA

If you are interested and meet the above qualifications, please contact Dr. Ford (djw5083@psu.edu). In the email, please include a brief paragraph expressing why you are interested, any other commitments you have (e.g., other TA positions, work (include hours worked per week) or other extracurricular activities) as well as any questions you may have.

Student Lab Assistants needed in the Human Ingestive Behaviors Lab

Dr. Barbara Roll’s  Lab, located in the Henderson Building at the University Park campus, is currently hiring students for Work Study or Wage Payroll positions in the foods lab.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain some hands on experience in research and learn about human ingestive behaviors.  If you would like additional information about the positions, please contact:

Christine E. Sanchez, DTR
Lab Manager
Laboratory for the Study of
Human Ingestive Behavior
226 Henderson Bldg
University Park, PA, 16802

cqv5011@psu.edu
814-863-2877

Health Promotion and Wellness Intern Needed for Fall 2017

University Health Services seeks a student intern for Fall 2017 semester. Read the description below and if interested, send resume and cover letter to Erin Raupers at eeg5005@psu.edu by July 15, 2017.

The role of the Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) intern is to assist with a range of health promotion initiatives during Fall 2017. The intern will learn about health and wellness services, programming, outreach activities, and social marketing efforts in a University setting. An important objective to this internship is to provide an experience that offers the student ample knowledge about health promotion and wellness initiatives in a college setting. By working with staff, the intern will participate in, evaluate and support the promotion of the Healthy Penn State initiative and ambassador program. The intern will work collaboratively and individually to accomplish assignments. The intern will be supervised by Erin Raupers, Assistant Director HPW.

The intern’s primary responsibility will be to assist in the promotion and evolution of Healthy Penn State which is an initiative that encourages the development and maintenance of a sound body, mind, and spirit. The goal of Healthy Penn State is to improve the academic success of students by enhancing behaviors that promote health. The intern will use social media outlets such as Facebook, twitter and Instagram, to increase awareness about Healthy Penn State and outreach events. The intern will specifically help plan and promote the following initiatives: The Walking Group, Take the Lead campaign, Exercise is Medicine, and Extreme Stater event.

A primary project will be to assist in the recruitment of Healthy Penn State Ambassadors. The intern will promote the program, coordinate interviews, and assist with selection. The intern will prepare training materials and assist with the implementation of two-4 hour training sessions.

A secondary project will be to assist with the launch of Wellness Services at the IM building. The intern will gain valuable knowledge in regards to implementing individual wellness services. Activities include promoting the services, assisting with the training class and assisting with daily operations at the IM building.

The start date of this internship is August 21, 2017. The intern can work between 20-30 hours per week for 15 weeks. The approximate end date is Dec 1, 2017. We are seeking someone with a record of accomplishment who is creative and values innovation along with excellence. Knowledge of and experience with evaluation, assessment and outcomes measurement is important. Experience with technology is essential. Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills are essential as well as a genuine appreciation for working with diverse populations.

Full-time WIC Nutritionist Position in Dauphin County, PA

The Hamilton Health Center WIC Program is currently seeking a full-time Nutritionist in Dauphin County, PA.  Please let any of your recent graduates know about this job opening.  We are looking for a candidate that can give at least a 1 year commitment due to the job requiring a lengthy training period. To qualify they must have a Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition or dietetics. Interested candidates should send their resume and salary requirements to me at: temerick@hamiltonhealthcenter.com

Thank you,

Trisha Emerick. Program Director

WIC Program at Hamilton Health Center

Phone:  717-230-3995

DTR Positions available with Compass Group/Morrison Health Care division

Morrison Healthcare, Morrison Community Living, Flik LifeStyles and TouchPoint Support Services, divisions of Compass Group, are national companies dedicated to acute care and senior living food and nutritional services.  We now operate in more than 1,100 accounts; employ over 2,200 Registered Dietitians; and we are the largest contract food service organization in North America.

All available positions can be found online at www.altogethergreat.com.  You will be able to discover the latest dietitian and food service management opportunities as well as apply online.

The specific DTR positions that are available are listed below:

REGISTERED DIET TECHNICIAN (DTR):
  • Baton Rouge, LA (part time)
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Portland, ME
  • Saginaw, MI (per diem)

If there are any questions regarding the opportunities listed on the website above please contact Amanda Corrigan (see contact information below).

 Amanda Corrigan RD, LD | RN Resource Network | Talent Acquisition Manager | Compass Group, USA |O: 479.935.3333 | F: 704.295.5232

Student Engagement Grant applications now open for summer and fall 2017

The Penn State Student Engagement Network is offering grant funding for students interested in expanding their undergraduate experience beyond the classroom.

Grants of up to $3,000 are available to students who are interested in pursuing experiential learning endeavors. Students may apply for financial support for unpaid internships or research opportunities, living expenses, travel costs, conference fees and more. The number and amount of grants will vary based on the number of applications received; however, there is a maximum allotted amount of $3,000 per applicant.

Applications are currently being accepted for summer and fall 2017 engagement experiences. More details about the Student Engagement Grant Program eligibility requirements, as well as information on how to apply, can be found at http://sites.psu.edu/engagepsu/sen-grant-opportunity/.

The Student Engagement Network is a joint initiative of Undergraduate Education, Student Affairs, and Outreach and Online Education and connects Penn State students with opportunities that empower them to grow beyond the classroom and achieve their highest potential. Students can explore, plan and execute successful experiential learning opportunities that empower them to have a positive impact on our community and world.

For more information, contact Mike Zeman, director of the Student Engagement Network, at 814-867-6403 or mjz120@psu.edu.

Teaching Assistants Needed for Nutrition 251

Looking for some experience as a teaching assistant? I am recruiting undergraduate TAs for two sections of NUTR 251 for Fall 2017.  Serving as a teaching assistant is a good way to help students learn about nutrition and show your leadership skills.

  • Section 001: MWF 9:05-9:55
  • Section 003: MWF 1:25-2:15

Qualifications:
NUTR major or pre-major (sophomore through senior standing)

  • A- or higher in NUTR 251
  • B+ or higher in NUTR 358

You can earn 1 credit in NUTR 496 for serving as a TA

If you are interested and meet the above qualifications, please contact Dr. Ford (djw5083@psu.edu). In the email, please include a brief paragraph expressing why you are interested, any other commitments you have (e.g., other TA positions, work (include hours worked per week) or other extracurricular activities) as well as any questions you may have.

Interested in Becoming a TA next Fall?

Teaching Assistants are needed for the section of NUTR 100 meeting on Tuesdays from 9:05-10:20 AM.  Teaching assistants will be helping the non-major students understand basic nutrition concepts, assisting them with their diet evaluation projects and in class activities, and leading review sessions prior to exams.  This is an excellent way to solidify your understanding of nutrition concepts and become part of a teaching team.  NUTR 100 TAs typically earn one credit of NUTR 496 which can be used in the supporting courses category of your degree audit.  I frequently write recommendations for DIs, jobs and graduate schools for students who work with me as teaching assistants.   If interested, please send a brief statement of interest explaining why you would like to be a TA.  Please include your student ID number and make sure this section of NUTR 100 will fit in your schedule.  Minimum requirements are a B+ in NUTR 251 and sophomore standing.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Thanks!

Brenda Eissenstat MS RD LDN, bre2@psu.edu

 

Attention Seniors completing Emphasis Area Courses

Attention Seniors:

Students planning to graduate Spring or Summer 2017 who have completed requirements for an emphasis area should complete the Request for Evaluation of Emphasis Area Coursework form as soon as possible.  Certificates will be presented to you during the Senior Reception on April 27.

Congratulations to all of our Spring and Summer Graduates!