Monthly Archives: August 2018

Career Fair Workshop Tonight with Free Dinner

The Student Council of the College of Health and Human Development is sponsoring a workshop tonight (August 30th) with representatives from Career Services on “Making the Most of Your First Career Fair.”  This session will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in 10 Henderson Building and dinner will be provided. All HHD students are welcome to attend.

Are you planning to graduate this fall?

Are you planning to graduate this fall?

It is the student’s responsibility to declare the intent to graduate.  If you are planning to be a fall 2018 graduate you need to declare now.  The deadline is September 4.  It is also important to check your “requirements” report on lionpath to be sure all of the categories are complete.  If you find one of the categories is open or credits are needed somewhere, please contact your adviser immediately.

You declare your intent on lionpath using the “Apply for Graduation” link.  Further instructions can be found on the Registrar’s page

Dietetics Option Information Session — September 6 — 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 to 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?  Thursday, September 6, 2018

Where is it? 5 HHD Building

What time is it?  4:35 pm to 5:45 pm

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

Opportunity for Foodie Friends!

Have any of your friends ever wished they could take the cool Nutrition classes with cooking labs after hearing from you how awesome they are?!  Well, now is their chance!

We have room this semester for non-HM/Nutr majors in our Nutr119 class with the lab portion meeting on Wednesdays from 3:35-5:30.  If any of your friends would be interested in adding Nutr119 to their schedule this semester, please have them email Jennifer Meengs at to be added.

Student Engagement Network offers grants of up to $3,000 for undergrads Fall 2018

The Student Engagement Network is now accepting grant applications for fall 2018! Individual awards of up to $3,000 are available to undergraduate students who are looking to expand their experience beyond the classroom.
Funding can cover unpaid internships, research opportunities, travel costs, living expenses, event fees, supplies and materials, books, software needed for projects and presentations, and more. Funding can also be used as compensation to work less hours in order to be involved in a club or organization.
The application will close end of day on Friday, August 31. Award notifications will be sent on Friday, September 14. For questions or concerns, please email or call the Student Engagement Network office at (814) 863-5995.

Nutrition 251 TAs Needed

I am looking for a couple more upper-level nutrition students who are interested in being a teaching assistant (TA) for Nutrition 251 this Fall.  This is a great way to review basic nutrition information while building new skills and earning one 400-level credit (NUTR 496) for your major.  Available class times 9:05 a.m. and 1:25 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

If you are interested, please contact me via e-mail ( or phone (814-863-3930) for more information. Thank you!

Ms. Fleming

Join Penn State UNESCO Youth as Researchers Program

The 2019 UNESCO Youth as Researchers program and seek participation from undergraduate students across all colleges.  This program trains youth and young adults to create and carry out youth-driven and youth-owned social justice research projects of their choosing.

In this program Penn State undergraduate students work together to identify problems of relevance to their communities and societies. They then rigorously study these issues, providing detailed frameworks for social change to program and policy makers. Equally important they share their research findings from a wide range of interests through social media and other outlets. UNESCO believes that a trans-disciplinary approach to addressing social justice issues is crucial and encourage participation from students across our various academic areas.

Our program met with great success last year in the US and Ireland and we seek to make it even better this year.  We are expanding the program to Vietnam, Russia, France, Myanmar, and South Africa this year to increase this important youth researcher cohort. For more information, visit the following sites: or )

Teaching Assistant Opportunity for Fall!

Hi there!

As you enjoy the last few days of summer, you may have begun to think about the fall. I am looking for teaching assistants for Nutrition 456 in the fall 2018 semester.  Serving as a teaching assistant is a good way to help students learn about nutrition and show your leadership skills!

You can earn up to 3 credits in NUTR 496 for serving as a TA!

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Dr. Ford ( 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. Thank you!

Diet Assessment Center Employment Opportunity for Students

The Penn State Diet Assessment Center (PSDAC) offers an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to get involved in research.  Students gain valuable nutrition experience essential for a Dietetic Internship Program.  It is also an excellent opportunity for those who want to pursue an advanced degree in nutrition or other health related profession.

We hire undergraduate students at competitive wages who are nutrition majors in the Department of Nutritional Sciences or who are seeking a minor in nutrition as part of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management or Human Development and Family Studies degree.

The job is flexible enough to accommodate the busy schedules of students.  It requires an extensive training program that consists of learning about diet assessment methodology, interview techniques, nutrition research software, and the research studies conducted in the PSDAC.

The job requirements are as follows:

    • Must be a sophomore, junior or senior nutrition major or seeking a minor in nutrition
    • Must be willing to commit to 1 year of employment
    • Must be willing to work during the summer and winter/spring breaks
    • Must be willing to work evenings and some weekends
    • Must be willing to work several 3 to 4 hour shifts per week (~10-15 hours total)

For more information contact:

            Kristen Cox, RDN, LDN

            108D Chandlee

           Office Phone: 814-863-5428


Want to Review the Basics? Consider being a TA for NUTR 251

I am looking for a couple more upper-level nutrition students who are interested in being a teaching assistant (TA) for Nutrition 251 this Fall semester (starting later this month).  This is a great way to review basic nutrition information while building new skills and earning one 400-level credit (NUTR 496) for your major.

If you are interested, please contact me via e-mail ( or phone (814-865-2783) for more information. Thank you!

Dr. Cindy Adams