Monthly Archives: August 2014

Dietetics Option Information session – mark your calendars!

Dr. Coleman-Kelly, the Dietetics Program Director, will be having a Dietetics Option information session that offers detailed information about the steps to obtain the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential, the requirements to complete the Dietetics option, and strategies to think about early in your degree program help you be more competitive for a Dietetic Internship.   More information about the meeting is below:

Who should attend?

  • Students who just entered the Dietetics option and are in their Sophomore or Junior year
  • Students who are enrolled in the College of HHD and are considering the Dietetics option
  • Students who have in interest in becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

When is it?  September 15, 2014

Where is it? 110 Henderson building

What time is it?  6:00 pm  to 7:00 pm

If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please contact Dr. Coleman-Kelly at






Nominations needed for excellent undergraduate instructors!  

Nutrition majors and alumni, here is your chance to give back to that instructor who made a difference for you.  The one who inspired you, who challenged you, who made you work HARD, yet  taught you so much.  Nominate the faculty member who made a difference for you for the Penn State Undergraduate Teaching Awards.  It can be an instructor you took classes from last year or in previous years.  Please nominate him or her for a teaching award by completing the one page online nomination form at:
This is a University wide award. Let the rest of the university know about our great nutrition faculty.


Join the Student Nutrition Association!

Dear NUTR students,

Whether you are a new or returning student in the Nutrition major, joining Student Nutrition Association (SNA) is a great way to get professional development and community outreach experience.

Throughout the year, members of SNA are involved in a wide variety of activities, including:

  • Peer mentoring (This is perfect for underclassmen, transfer, and change-of-campus students!)
  • Nutrition workshops in downtown State College
  • Community Outreach
  • Eating Disorder Awareness Campaign
  • Volunteering at professional conferences and expos
  • Social events like Thanksgiving potluck

The club is also working on a few new projects and always welcomes new ideas and more hands on deck. Involvement, leadership, and initiative are always encouraged.

*Stop by the HUB involvement Fair in Alumni Hall on Tuesday, August 26th between 11 AM and 4 PM to find out more and meet members!*

Then, make some new study buddies at SNA’s first meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 2nd in room 10 Henderson. See you then!

If you have any questions regarding SNA, please feel free to contact me at

Morgan Cooper

President, SNA


Course Announcement! EDUC 397A: College Transition Management Skills

This is a very popular course that will expose change-of-campus and transfer students to the opportunities and resources at Penn State University Park. If you are a change-of-campus or transfer student please strongly consider taking this course to learn the skills needed to assist you in making a smooth transition to your new home campus.View the course flyer: 2014 COURSE FLYER EDUC 397A

Class meets Tuesday and Thursday 4:15-5:30pm in 210 Chambers and begins on Tuesday, August 26th.

This course fills up very quickly each semester, so please register soon.  There is a wait list on a first come first served bases.  For questions, please reach out to Dr. Vernon Carraway, MRC Counselor and Instructor for EDUC 397A, at or at 814-865-1773.


Fall Graduates – Time to declare your intent to graduate!

If you are planning to graduate this fall, it is time to sign into elion and declare  your intent to graduate.  The intent to graduate period is open from today until September 8, 2014.  This begins the process of reviewing your degree requirements for graduation and receiving approval from the college.  If you have any credits outside of Penn State that are needed to fulfill degree requirements, please have them transferred to Penn State now.  The admissions web site provides information on transferring credits from other schools to Penn State.

This is also a good time to check your degree audit on elion and make sure it says near the top “all requirements are complete or in progress”.  If it does not yet say that, please check with your academic adviser to make sure you haven’t missed a class or need to have some course substitutions completed. Later in the semester you will receive information about the graduation ceremony and additional instructions from the College.   Congratulations!


Joy Bauer, nutrition and health expert for NBC’s Today Show, has two internship openings available for the fall semester.  The internships are unpaid and will run from September 2, 2012 through mid-January.  Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in nutrition or at least one semester of coursework in a graduate nutrition program are eligible to apply.  Though our company is based in New York City, we communicate with interns remotely via email and telephone.  The time commitment is part-time, approximately 10 to 15 hours per week, but is subject to vary depending on Joy’s media schedule.  Responsibilities include researching nutrition topics for Today show segments; magazines; and other national media, writing articles and other materials for Joy’s website and social media, and performing some administrative tasks.  Past interns have found this to be a very rewarding experience, as they are given the opportunity to contribute to television, print, and web media seen by millions of people across the country.  If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Tina Carlucci ( by August 14, 2014.  (Candidates who advance to the final selection round will be asked to complete a short writing assignment as part of the application process).