Monthly Archives: November 2019

Now Hiring for Summer Positions: Kandle Dining Services

KANDLE Offers:
-Direct consultation with a Registered
-Dietitian throughout the summer.
-Serve Safe training and course certification
-Allergen Training Provided
-Experience with Special Diets
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Emory Global Health Case Competition 2020 – Deadline Extended to Nov. 26!

Apologies for the late notice, but this is a great opportunity if you can submit the application by tomorrow. Six students from Penn State College of
Medicine, Dickinson Law, and University Park campuses will participate in the International Emory Global Health Case Competition on March 14, 2020 in Atlanta. The top-ranking team will be awarded a cash prize.
Application here:
More info here:

If you have questions, please contact Julie Lentes at Penn State-Hershey, or 717-531-1849.

TA’s Needed for Spring 2020 sections of NUTR 100 and NUTR 251

Upper-level nutrition students who are interested in being a teaching assistant (TA) are needed for NUTR 100 and NUTR 251 this spring. This is a great way to review basic nutrition information while building new skills and earning one 400-level supporting course credit (NUTR 496) towards your major.

To become a TA, you must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA and have earned a B+ or better in NUTR 251. You will be expected to attend class meetings and help grade assignments. The sections needing TAs are:

NUTR 100 – Tu/Thu 3:05 – 4:20 p.m.  OR  M/W/F 3:35-4:25 p.m. – contact Cindy Adams at cca

NUTR 251 – MWF 9:05-9:55 a.m. – contact Cindy Adams at

NUTR 251 –  MWF 2:30 – 3:20 p.m. – contact Jennifer Fleming at

NUTR 251 – MWF 9:05- 9:55 p.m. – contact Jennifer Meengs @ jas 138

If interested, please contact the instructors directly for more information.

Erickson Discovery Grant Applications 2020

The Office of Undergraduate Education is pleased to once again offer
Erickson Discovery Grants to support undergraduate student engagement
in original research, scholarship, and creative work under
the direct supervision of a faculty member.

More than 60 Erickson Discovery Grants, each in the amount of $3,500, are available for summer 2020. The application deadline is January 20, 2020.
Learn more about the grants at

One Health Workshop: Infectious Disease & Nutrition – Dec. 9 & 10

A great opportunity for Nutrition majors. You are welcome to attend individual sessions or even just the keynote address for each session. There are multiple breaks each day to allow you to come and go as needed. If you wish to attend, please e-mail me at by Dec. 5 and let me know which sessions (or just keynotes) interest you. I will forward your names to the organizer on Dec. 6.

One Health Workshop:   Infectious Disease and Nutrition – Linking Ecology, Evolution, and Global Health

This workshop will focus on infectious disease interactions with nutrition in humans and relevant animal model systems. The program will feature talks from external guest speakers and faculty from the Center of Infectious Disease Dynamics and the Departments of Anthropology, Biology, Food Science, and Nutritional Sciences at Penn State University.  We also encourage attendance by interested undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs.

The goal of this two-day workshop is to synthesize knowledge of the interactions between nutrition and infectious disease ecology and outline a research agenda that employs this knowledge to better understand zoonotic spillover.  Research generated from this workshop should have the explicit goal of informing interventions that offer potential co-benefits for food, environmental, and global health security.

Contact Dr. Sagan Friant ( for more details.

Paid Summer Opportunity for NUTR majors

Job Title: Summer Camp Dietitian/Nutritionist Assistants
Company: Camp Pocono Trails
Reeders, PA 18352

Job Description and Requirements
Dietitian/ Nutrition students needed for children’s weight loss summer camp from 6/14/20 – 8/19/20. (Minimum 6 week requirement)

Responsible for helping to implement the nutrition program working under and with our Registered Dietician Nutritionists assisting with the nutrition and cooking classes at camp as well as helping to manage the food line. Will also allow you to experience dealing with different food allergies and diets. Internship opportunities available. This experience will look great on your resume as well. Camp is located in the Poconos, PA. Room, board, and salary included. Work with overweight kids, teens and young adults age 7-25 at our established 25-year program. Ability to become involved in a program that can change lives and one where you will have a great impact on others all while having a fun time at summer camp.

In addition you will be working as a general camp counselor living in a cabin with the campers and helping them with day to day challenges as well as mentoring and educating the campers in the cabins.

Apply at:
Contact: Tony Sparber
Camp Pocono Trails


Penn State MPS/Future Graduate Program (FG) Virtual Open Houses

Join us for one of our upcoming Virtual Open Houses to learn more about Penn State’s Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Sciences graduate program offered online through the Department of Nutritional Sciences & Penn State World Campus.

There will be two Virtual Open Houses with details as follows:

  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 12:00-1:00pm ET
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2019, 12:00-1:00pm ET

There are two pathways within the MPS graduate degree program:

  • MPS Degree Only (30 credits online)–completely online and can be completed in 24 months. Great for RDN’s, other health professionals, or recent graduates of sciences or health professions who are seeking cross-training in nutrition. Applications accepted every semester (fall, spring and summer)
  • MPS Degree with Experiential Track (ACEND accredited RDN Pathway–39 credits in total)–this option integrates the core 30 credit MPS curriculum with 3 semesters of in-residence supervised experiential learning in food service management, clinical nutrition and community nutrition at one of our two geographic locations: University Park, PA or Harrisburg/Hershey, PA. Upon graduation, students receive a verification statement and are eligible to sit for the RDN exam. 24 month long program. Application deadline Feb. 15th, 2020.

The virtual open houses will cover the program overview along with details of both pathways noted above. The virtual open houses are live streamed events, but will also be recorded for later viewing. You must register to attend to obtain the recording after the event. Please register here.

Additional Questions, please contact:

Shawnee Kelly, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

MPS Coordinator &

Assistant Teaching Professor

Info from Academic Adviser

  • Dates and deadlines:  These dates are for the “regular session.”  For “dynamic dated” courses (i.e. – lab sections) visit
    • Late drop deadline:  November 15, 11:59 pm (Eastern)
    • Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes):  November 24 to November 30
    • Withdrawal deadline:  December 13, 5:00 pm (Eastern)
    • Classes end:  December 13
    • Final Exams:  December 16-20
    • Commencement:  December 21
  • If you intend to graduate this semester and did not yet file your intent to graduate in LionPATH, please contact your academic adviser ASAP!
  • Bioethics & Medical Humanities minor information night – November 11, 5 pm, 133 Sparks.  This is an opportunity to learn about PSU’s Intercollege Bioethics Program, the BMH minor, and the Undergraduate Bioethics Student organization.  There will be door prizes – bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Lion’s Pantry.  For more information, contact
  • Spring 2020 course – SC 201 (Medical Professions – 1 credit).  Prerequisite: Third-semester standing or higher. If you are interested in medical, dental, or PA school, this course will help you assess your progress toward becoming a strong candidate. Guest speakers will also give overviews of current issues in healthcare such as medical ethics, disparities in access and outcomes in healthcare, the role of public health, and the importance of teamwork among healthcare providers.
  • The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will be holding an open house in Pittsburgh (Oakland) this Friday, 11/8.  For more information please visit

Bioethics & Medical Humanities Minor Info Night!

Bioethics & Medical Humanities Minor Info Night
Monday Nov. 11, 5:00 pm @ 133 Sparks
Come out and learn about:
-Penn State’s Intercollegiate Bioethics Program
-The Bioethics & Medical Humanities Minor
-The Undergraduate Bioethics Student Organization
Requested Donation: Bring a Non-Perishable food item
Questions? Contact:

Study Smarter, Not Harder! (and finish the semester strong)

Study Smarter, Not Harder!
Interactive Workshop on Thursday, Nov. 7, 6-7 pm
254 HHD Bldg.
You’ll learn strategies that will help you finish the semester strong:
-how to create good learning habits
-effective strategies for processing information
-how to break down course material into manageable concepts
-the most important factors in successful learning
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