Monthly Archives: November 2014

2015 IFIC Foundation Sylvia Rowe Communication Fellowship

Attention current undergraduates and recent graduates.  The International Food Information Council recently announced an outstanding internship opportunity for those interested in Nutrition Communications.

Applications for the 2015 International Food Information Council Foundation Sylvia Rowe Fellowship are currently being accepted. The recipient will be awarded a six to 12 week paid internship at the IFIC Foundation offices in Washington, DC. The Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award was established as a tribute to the former IFIC and International Food Information Council Foundation President & CEO, Sylvia B. Rowe, to help promising nutrition and food safety communicators enhance their capabilities. The goal of this award is to develop the recipient’s ability to communicate science-based nutrition and food safety information to the public in an academic setting, professional situation (either for-profit or nonprofit sector), or other public venues.

More information about the fellowship, as well as the application packet, can be found on the website, here. All materials are due by Friday, January 30, 2015.  Applicants will be notified by Friday, March 6, 2015.


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NACUFS sponsored Foodservice Management Internship

Applications are available for the annual summer NACUFS sponsored Foodservice Management Internship (FMI). This is an excellent internship to fulfill the NUTR 495 Advanced Field Experience requirement for students enrolled in the dietetics option.

Knowledge about this opportunity continues to spread, with increasing numbers of applicants each year.  Students are encouraged to submit their applications early.

  1. Application deadline:  Friday, January 23rd, 2015
  2. To learn more go to:
  3. Please note, this is a paid internship ($1600 minimum) with free room and board

If you have any questions concerning the program please call or e-mail:

Carol Fletcher
Chair, Foodservice Management Internship Committee
Assistant Director of Residential Dining
University of Northern Iowa
Dept. of Res, Redeker Center
1501 Redeker Dr
Cedar Falls, IA 50614

South Korea Study Tour hosted by Kansas State University – Summer 2015

Have you wondered how it feels to live outside the United States? Did you want to explore Asian cultures, but you were afraid of language barriers and your safety? Here is a great opportunity for you to experience South Korea and Korean way of life, organized and led by K-State Faculty!

Dr. Junehee Kwon, RD, Associate Professor at Kansas State University and a Korean native, will be leading a group of students again to South Korea for 17 days (May 18June 4, 2015) for Faculty-led Study Abroad Tour. This is the third study tour to South Korea offered by the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics at Kansas State University. We are now accepting applications from Kansas State and other universities in the U.S.

The tour starts right AFTER spring 2015 graduation and will be done BEFORE summer school starts. Therefore, students who are planning to take regularly scheduled summer 2015 courses or internship can still participate in this study tour. It is also possible for those students who are traveling from or to different cities before or after the tour to arrange travel plans. In other words, students do not have to be in Manhattan, KS or Kansas City, KS to start the tour. Adjustments will be made to the airfare for those who need different arrangements or wish to use their personal account for airfare (e.g., parents’ mileage programs, etc.).

Students from another state or country (international students) will NOT be charged out-of-state tuition for this tour. This course can be considered as an unrestricted elective or professional elective course in your degree program. Both 2011 and 2013 trips were filled with fun educational activities as well as cultural experiences, and I am excited to repeat this program for our students and beyond.

A variety of SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES are available through Office of International Programs, College of Human Ecology, and Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics (For HMD majors only). Please contact me if you have any questions.

To view some activities from before, please watch these youtube videos (2011):

For 2013 tour, you can also see photos here on my Facebook:

If you have any questions or need more information about this study tour, please contact Dr. Junehee Kwon via email ( or telephone (785-532-5369).

You can also find out more about the program by accessing the online program information and application at or by searching for the program at

The total expense for this 17 day tour is $4,007.84 plus tuition. This fee includes airfare, most of the meals, and all the lodging arrangement. The first installment for the tour is due on February 2, with the amount of $1,600 to secure your spot and airfare. Again, for more details, please visit


Junehee Kwon, PhD, RD
Associate Professor
Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics Kansas State University
108 Justin Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1404
Phone: (785) 532-5369
Fax: (785) 532-5522

Alumni Recognition for Student Excellence Award

Attention 2015 graduating seniors with a GPA 3.5 or higher.  Each year the Alumni Society recognizes one graduating senior in each major with the “Alumni Recognition for Student Excellence” award.  All graduating seniors (Spring, Summer or Fall 2015) will be considered for this award who currently have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.  If you believe you would be a strong candidate, you are encouraged to submit your resume by December 5, 2014 to assist the committee tasked with selecting a candidate.  Please submit your resume to the mailbox labelled “Senior Alumni Award – Jill Patterson” in the Nutrition office in 110 Chandlee Lab.

Award winners will be recognized during the spring 2015 Alumni Society board meeting on Friday, April 24, 2015.  Awardees will receive a plaque.