Monthly Archives: March 2014

Study Abroad opportunity in Rome, Italy — correction

The Pantheon Institute study abroad opportunity in Rome, Italy is offering the program, however,  the institute was in error in stating that the courses offered by the institute will transfer directly to the Penn State University transcript.

If you wish to receive credit for participating in the trip to Rome, Italy, you will need to process your transcripts through the Office of Admissions.  They will receive credits and you will not be issued a grade for the program.

If you have additional questions, please contact me directly.

My apologies for the confusion.

Dr. Coleman-Kelly

Penn State College of Health and Human Development Virtual Networking Event

DATE: April 1, 2014
TIME: 7:00pm EDT to 8:30pm EDT

About The Event

Join fellow College of Health and Human Development alumni and students for this unique opportunity to share your experiences, exchange career tips, and build your professional network. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with other HHD alumni and students from your city and around the world!

It’s free; it’s a unique networking opportunity; and it’s fun!

How It Works

Online networking enables you to speed-network from wherever you are: home, office, library, even on the road.

During the event, you will be paired with fellow HHD alumni and students for one-on-one eight-minute, text-based chats that will allow you to make a connection, exchange contact information, and build your career and social network.

When you enter the live event, you will be able to pick from each of the college’s departments’ chat rooms (including Nursing). You are welcome to visit more than one department’s chat room during the event; we want you to make as many valuable connections as possible!

Questions? Please contact Kristi Stoehr, assistant director of alumni relations, or 814-867-4312.

For additional Career Services information visit:



Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity

Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience. A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our local doctor partners.

Locations of Year-Round Health Care Delivery: Ghana, Honduras, and India
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)

What do Unite For Sight volunteers do? Unite For Sight’s Volunteer Abroad Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship.  Volunteers participate with and learn from Unite For Sight’s talented local partner doctors who have provided care to nearly 1.8 million patients living in poverty, including more than 80,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Volunteers assist with patient education, visual acuity testing, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local eye doctors, and other important support tasks.  They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors.  Additionally, volunteers may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing research. For example, we currently have volunteers pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to eye care.

Unite For Sight is the only organization in the world that:

  • is a healthcare delivery organization that also offers immersive global health education opportunities for students and professionals;
  • uses 100% of all donations and funds submitted to directly provide care for patients who are otherwise unable to access or afford care;
  • directly teaches the importance of supporting and assisting local professionals in their own social ventures to eliminate disparities in their communities and countries;
  • offers an opportunity to learn from local medical professionals about effective strategies to reach the hardest-to-reach patients in villages, slums, and refugee camps;
  • develops comprehensive training materials in cultural competency, ethics, and global health best practices to prepare its volunteers for a high-impact immersive experience.

Complete details are available online at

Deadline for Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Scholarships April 4



Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for the General and Diversity Scholarship is April 4, 2014.  Additionally, there is also an Annual Meeting Student Stipend available. If you are interested, please visit to download the applications.



Job Announcement: Wellness Associate Geisinger Health Plan in Lancaster

Geisinger Health Plan in Lancaster has a position open for a Wellness Associate that will begin in mid-May.  They are looking for individuals who either have their BS degree or will be completing their BS degree in a health and wellness related field.


Serves employer group population management initiatives including on site programs and telephonic health coaching, screening services and program development for the wellness team and partners.

Works under the general supervision of Regional Manager, Wellness Programs. Works closely with Clinical Reporting/IT, Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) sales team and employer group customers. Duties include both internal and external responsibilities. Acts in cooperation with Health Services staff.

For more information, please see the job announcement on their website:

Opportunity to test recipes and/or work on a cookbook on West African Cuisines

Do you like to cook or have an interest in international foods and dishes?  This opportunity may be a good fit for you!

Fran Osseo-Asare, an internationally renowned expert on African cuisine who lives in State College, is currently writing a new West African cookbook. She is recruiting interns to work with her on the book and volunteers to help test recipes.  See her notices below.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to work with Fran if you are interested in learning about African cuisine!  An internship with Fran would look great on a student’s resume.

If you  are interested in preserving and promoting West African indigenous knowledge; West African cuisine and culture; food photography; publishing and communications; crowd-sourcing consider helping BETUMI. For more info:

If you like to cook and want to help test recipes for a new West African cookbook, see this web link for more information:

Scheduling Notes for Fall 2014 – New Courses and Name Changes

Two Interesting 400 level supporting courses are available in Nutrition this fall.

NUTR 497A  Eating and Weight Disorders (3) This new course will discuss theories and controversies in the literature on eating and weight disorders. Part of the course will be lecture based and will provide background on the diagnosis, causes, consequences, and treatment of eating and weight-related disorders. Part of the course will be reading and discussion-based where you will be required to read classic, historical, and scientific research papers and participate in critical discussions about these papers in class. Eating and weight disorders that will be covered include both classic disorders (e.g. anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa) as well as more recently identified disorders (e.g. binge eating disorder, night eating syndrome). We will also discuss obesity and its relationship to disordered eating. Students will be evaluated by exams, quizzes, assignments, and class participation. The assessments will include a critical interview with an individual who has struggled with eating and weight-related disorders.

NUTR 425 (IL) Global Nutrition Problems: Health, Science, and Ethics (3) Examines causes of malnutrition and health problems in low-income countries; explores international cultures and ethical issues related to hunger.

In case you missed the earlier post about the name change for HRIM. 

Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management classes have not disappeared from the fall 14 schedule of courses, they have just been renamed  “Hospitality Management”.  Certainly less of a mouthful.  HM 329 is the same as HRIM 329, etc.  The newly titled courses will automatically be substituted for the older designations on your degree audits.

Attention Freshman and Sophomores: Mt. Nittany Medical Center Seeking Kitchen Workers

Mount Nittany Medical Center is currently hoping to recruit freshman or sophomore nutrition students interested in getting experience in a kitchen/hospital setting. The position, Kitchen Worker I, is paid and would be evenings and weekends.  This would give great experience for anyone planning to apply to a dietetic internship.   They are looking for underclassmen because they find it typically takes at least a year for students to get trained properly and learn their systems.
If interested you can APPLY at:
For additional information contact”

Danielle Michael, MS, RD, LDN
Guest Services Manager
Mount Nittany Medical Center
Nutrition and Culinary Services
1800 East Park Avenue
State College, PA 16803-6797
Ph: (814) 231-7192
Fax: (814) 231-7118

Global Leadership Initiative – Information Sessions This Week

Are you interested in learning about global health, human development, and sustainability while earning credits? Are you thinking about going abroad, but not sure what to expect? Come learn about the Global Leadership Initiative! This program can help you become a global leader and gain a better understanding of human, social, and environmental issues. See attached flyer for details.    Global Leadership Initiative 2014

The instructors for the GLI, Dr. Linda Caldwell and Angela Rothrock, will be able to talk about the program and answer any questions during the upcoming information sessions. Past GLI students will also be present to share their personal experiences. We welcome all HHD students to join us!

Information Sessions:
Where:  Room 10 Henderson (Hintz Student Center)

Tuesday, March 18th at 4:00pm
Thursday, March 20th at 3:00pm

WIC Nutritionist needed in Franklin County, PA

Attention seniors and recent graduates,  Ashley Noll, a 2010 PSU grad would like to announce a job opening for a Nutritionist with WIC in Franklin County, PA. If interested, please contact Ashley directly at and she will provide additional information …