Monthly Archives: October 2017

Naked Nutrition College Scholarship Program

Naked Nutrition, a supplement company, is offering a $1,500 scholarship for the 2018 academic year. Any student is eligible to apply. For full details on the scholarship and how to apply, you can go to:https://nkdnutrition.com/pages/academic-scholarship

Please contact Melissa Yanovych, Marketing Manager |Naked Nutrition

if you have any questions.  She can be reached via email at scholarship@nkdnutrition.com.

New Course to Train Student Farm Interns-AGECO 197: Growing Food, Leaders and Community

The Student Farm is excited to announce a NEW course for spring 2018. AGECO 197: Growing Food, Leaders and Community is a 3-credit course taught by Student Farm manager Leslie Pillen. The course is open to students in any major and any class standing. We will cover topics including sustainable farm management, leadership development, team building, volunteer management, community food systems engagement and individual/group teaching.

Students who complete the course will have priority consideration for an internship with the Student Farm at Penn State and/or with the Philadelphia Center urban agriculture summer internships. The course will be highly hands-on and will travel to Philadelphia during Spring Break, so enrollment is capped and requires an application to be considered.

This course can be used as a supporting course and would count toward the Community Nutrition and Food Security Emphasis Area.

Further details about the course and how to apply can be found at studentfarm.psu.edu. Please direct any questions to studentfarm@psu.edu.

Need a GH this spring consider – Narrative Medicine: Stories and Comics

Engl/CMLIT 297 “Narrative Medicine: Stories and Comics” (section 001, course#18467) is a health humanities (GH) course through which students will gain skills for analyzing, reading, and creating narratives about experiences of illness, disease, and disability. The course is designed to accommodate students in any major, and no prior experience with critical reading is expected. We will spend the class working with a wide variety of texts, which will likely include short stories, poetry, and comics, as well as case studies, medical ethics statements, peer-reviewed research, ethnographies, visual art, drama, and more. Courses like this are becoming increasingly common at medical schools across the country to enhance a variety of critical, analytical and care skills: By offering this course at the undergraduate level, we give our students an edge in their applications to medical, nursing, and graduate studies, as well as in their careers in public policy, EMS, and other healthcare-service positions. What this course offers students is a fresh and interdisciplinary framework for thinking about experiences of illness, disease, and disability.  — as a 297, it is not guaranteed to be offered again in the future.  See attached flyer for additional information.  This course would also be an appropriate lower level supporting course.

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Thinking About Grad School?

Laura Caulfield of Johns Hopkins University will be offering information about their MSPH/RDN program at Penn State this Wednesday, October 25, 2017.  She will be meeting students informally starting at 3:45 p.m. before giving a more formal presentation on their program from 4-4:15 p.m. with plenty of time for questions afterwards.  Students of all class standings are welcome to come hear about this unique opportunity to combine nutrition and public health.  For more information, contact Cindy Adams at cca5153@psu.edu or 814-865-2783.

Global Health Minor Info Session – Tuesday – Oct 24

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If you have an interest in international Nutrition you might enjoy the info session for the Global Health Minor, this Tuesday in 110 Henderson Building at 7:00 PM.  Future info sessions will also be held on Nov. 2 and 30 as well as December 6.

Student Engagement Expo – Monday, 11/16/17 HUB’s Freeman Auditorium

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Engagement Space Open Hours – Student clubs will share information about what they do and how students can get involved.
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Poster Session with Snacks
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Lightning Round Presentations – Students will tell their stories about student engagement and share the impact it has had on their personal and professional development.
7:00 p.m.  Keynote Presentation by Susan Russell, PSU Laureate 2014-2015, actor, playwright and professor at Penn State’s School of Theater

**Bonus – First 100 students to attend will get a free T-shirt

Sponsored by the Student Engagement Network
Learn more online @engage.psu.edu/events
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Medical Applicant Session Tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 10) 6 pm, 101 Thomas

Medical Applicant Session Tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 10) 6 pm, 101 Thomas

Junior and senior students applying for medical, dental, or podiatry school in 2018 will benefit from attending. This Medical Applicant session will provide an overview of application timelines, strategies for preparing a strong application, and an overview of Penn State’s committee letter process. It is a great “application orientation.”

David A. Cassiday
Health Professions Advisor
Penn State University

Spring Study Abroad Opportunity (1 week over spring break) – Anatomy in Italy: Cadavers, Culture, and Science

Applications are being accepted for a Spring semester, embedded study abroad experience – BIOL 497 – Anatomy in Italy: Cadavers, Culture, and Science  through October 23rd.
See more information here BIOL 497 Course Flyer-16ceu42
The class traces the development of anatomy and physiology in Renaissance Italy, and over spring break travels to Florence, Bologna, and Rome. This 3-credit course will count for either a GH or GN depending on the student’s needs, and its corequisite IT 197 (also 3 credits) will count for another GH. The two classes will each only meet once per week for an hour and 15 minutes, and thus only take up the time of a normal 3-credit course during the semester. The remaining credit will be earned while abroad, so the students will end up with a total of 6 credits from the two classes. In addition to general education credits, this course could be used toward 400 level supporting course requirements in nutrition or 400 level courses for the biology minor.
The only requirement is that you have at least one of the prerequisites (BIOL 129 or BIOL 141 or BIOL 240 or BIOL 472 or KINES 202).

Opportunity for Central PA students to have a professional mentor

See the message from PSU Alumna Kilene Knitter below if you are interested in becoming a Mentee.  If you are currently a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and a resident in one of the 23 counties covered by the Central Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics you can become a member of CPAND for free.  They also offer scholarship you may qualify for.

 I am the Mentor and Education Co-chair for CPAND and we’re looking for students who are interested in joining and becoming mentees!

Qualifications to be a Mentee:

  • Active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Central PA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Student or newly credentialed RD/RDN or DTR
  • Desire to have a Mentor assigned to assist in his/her professional development
  • Willing to dedicate one year to fostering the mentor/mentee relationship
  • If you are a CPAND member and wish to become a mentee, apply!
For more information please reach out to me or visit http://eatrightcentralpa.org/ !
Thank you,
Kilene Knitter, RD, LDN
Registered Dietitian at Brock & Company

Graduate School Fellowship Opportunities at the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

If you are thinking about attending graduate school in the field of Nutritional Sciences and you have an outstanding academic record, the University of Illinois had funding opportunities for graduate school.  We have a Penn State grad who just finished her Master’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences and she had a great experience.  See the information below:

Fellowship Opportunities in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois

DNS Excellence Fellowships: DNS Excellence Fellowships are funded through the DNS Excellence Endowment and are awarded to applicants with outstanding academic and research accomplishments.  This fellowship provides a stipend of $22,000 per year and includes a full tuition and partial fees waiver.

Jonathan Baldwin Turner Fellowships: These fellowships are provided to DNS through the College of Agricultural Consumer and Environmental Sciences and are awarded to students with outstanding applications.  These fellowships provide one to three years of support with a stipend of $22,000 per year.  The fellowship includes a full tuition and partial fees waiver.

Kraft Heinz Company Fellowships: Kraft Heinz Company fellowships are provided through the Kraft Heinz Company Endowment that was established in DNS.  These fellowships recognize outstanding students from underrepresented backgrounds.  The fellowship provides a stipend of $22,000 per year and also includes $1,000 in conference travel funds per year for the fellow. These fellowships include a full tuition and partial fees waiver.

*Doctoral students receiving Kraft Heinz Company Fellowships will also be nominated to participate in the Graduate College Summer Pre-Doctoral Institute, a program that provides students with an early introduction to graduate school and their research program. Participating students are provided with campus housing, meals, travel funds and a summer stipend.  For more information visit http://www.grad.illinois.edu/diversity/spi.

Graduate College Fellowships: The Division has the opportunity each year to nominate outstanding students from underrepresented backgrounds for UIUC Graduate College Fellowships.  These fellowships provide a stipend of $22,000-$25,000 per year and provide support for one to three years.  Recipients of Graduate College Fellowships also receive $1,000 in conference travel funds per year.

*Doctoral students nominated for Graduate College Fellowships will also be nominated to participate in the Graduate College Summer Pre-Doctoral Institute, a program that provides students with an early introduction to graduate school and their research program. Participating students are provided with campus housing, meals, travel funds and a summer stipend.  For more information visit http://www.grad.illinois.edu/diversity/spi.

In order to be considered for a fellowship, applicants must be a US citizen and should submit their application for admission to DNS by or before December 15th, 2017.

For information on DNS admission requirements or to learn how to apply, visit  https://nutrsci.illinois.edu/future-students.