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College of HHD News & Events

  • Friday, Feb. 14: Deadline to Apply for the Women’s Leadership Initiative 2020-21 Class: hhd.psu.edu/wli
  • Feb. 19, 7 pm @ 355 HHD Bldg: HHD Student Council Meeting
  • Feb. 26, 11 am – 3 pm @ Pegula Ice Arena: Impact Fair – for any student seeking employment, internship, or research opportunities in fields that makes a difference: https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career/fairs/impact

Linda K. Crandall Nutrition Scholarship – Application Due April 1, 2020

Linda K. Crandall, the founder of Crandall Corporate Dietitians (consultingrd.com), is passionate about working as a Registered Dietitian. For over 50 years, she has relished the challenge of creating world-class systems, meeting new people, building up others who have worked for her and with her, and being an entrepreneur. Her professional happiness comes from working with the best dietitians in the industry.

In honor of her dedication to the RD profession, we are pleased to announce the Linda K. Crandall scholarship program for 2020. Each year, Crandall Corporate Dietitians awards up to 15 scholarships, for $500 each, to students pursuing either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in nutrition, or a closely related field, with the eventual goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian.

Applicants must meet our eligibility requirements, complete the following application online, and submit a current resume and a copy of your unofficial transcript. Applications must be submitted online by April 1, 2020. Late or incomplete entries or entries submitted via mail or email will not be accepted. Notification of awards will be made by May 15, 2020.

TO BE ELIGIBLE, YOU MUST:

  • Be a current student in Nutrition or a closely related field at an accredited university or college
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Be working toward a BS or MS in Nutrition
  • Have a goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian
  • Be a Junior, Senior, or Graduate student next Fall

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Provide answers to the application questions online at https://www.consultingrd.com/scholarships/
  • Upload a resume and Unofficial Transcript
  • SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION BY: April 1, 2020
  • Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted

Notification of Award will be by May 15, 2020.

First preference is given to current Crandall employees/subcontractors, or their children, after which, the remaining scholarships are open to any student at an accredited U.S. college or university. Last year we received 150 applications. Fourteen Linda K. Scholarship were awarded.

Study Smarter, Not Harder – Workshop Dates, Spring 2020

How can you better study so you don’t waste time and effort? This workshop presents research-based evidence that metacognition (awareness of how you learn and the predictable effects of the related choices you make) can help you improve your academic performance in college-level courses.
Monday, 3/2/20 2:30pm – 4pm Boucke 220A
Tuesday, 3/3/20 1:30pm – 3pm Boucke 220A
Thursday, 3/5/20 2:30pm – 4pm Boucke 220A
Wednesday, 3/18/20 2:30pm – 4pm Boucke 220A
Wednesday, 3/18/20 4:30pm – 6pm Boucke 220A
Thursday, 3/19/20 10am – 11:30am Boucke 220A
Sign up here: bit.ly/studysmarterworkshop

Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute

Application Deadline: March 1
The College of Engineering and the College of Health and Human Development will host the 2020 Penn State Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute. This program, sponsored by the American Heart Association and several Penn State units, is open to undergraduate students with
a demonstrated interest in cardiovascular science across
the country.
Application: http://bit.ly/STCSIapply20
More info: STCSI-2020_Final

UHS Clinic Intern Program: Applications Due March 8

The Penn State Clinic Intern Program provides undergraduate students who have an interest in pursuing a career in healthcare an opportunity to interact professionally with patients and medical staff in the Clinical Services department.

As an intern, students conduct patient intake exams and assist clinical staff. Volunteering gives students a first-hand understanding of the dynamics of the health care system and enhances communication skills with patients and members of the health care team. Interns earn 4-6 credits over two semesters for participating in the Clinic Intern Program. Program interns earn about 100 patient contact hours over the two semesters and may return to volunteer for additional semesters if they choose.
More info and application here: https://tinyurl.com/raccoaf

Info Sessions on 2nd Degree in Nursing (Altoona & Harrisburg)

It’s never too late to start a career in Nursing!  Students with a degree in Nutritional Sciences are well prepared for 2nd Degree Nursing Programs.
Information Sessions
Monday, Feb. 3, 2020
5:00-6:00 pm
Room 101 – Nursing Sciences Building

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
9:00-10:00 am
Room 101 – Nursing Sciences Building
Questions?
Cathy Kozak (Altoona): cek132@psu.edu
Ronda Stump (Harrisburg): rfg2@psu.edu
https://www.nursing.psu.edu/second-degree-program/

Project Manager in Center for Childhood Obesity Research

Please check out this job posting from the Center for Childhood Obesity Research in the College of Health & Human Development: https://psu.jobs/job/93241.

Advising Walk-In Times for Friday, Jan. 17: 10-11:30 and 1:30-3:30

This is a slight change from what was previously posted. Due to a prior commitment, I have to shift walk-in times this afternoon to 1:30-3:30.

HealthWorks: Peer Health Education Outreach Program

HealthWorks, a peer health education outreach program in Health Promotion and Wellness, is currently recruiting student volunteers to become Peer Health Educators for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2020. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

Volunteering in HealthWorks helps prepare students for careers in public health, allied health fields, nursing, nutrition, medicine, advertising, and public relations.

HealthWorks peer educators work to address college health issues at Penn State, including stress, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and sexual health.

Students have two different opportunities for promoting health among their peers: 1) One-on-one wellness services for students 2) Outreach and promotion through workshops and initiatives.  One-on-one peer educators will meet individually with students to provide free wellness services.  The topics include stress and time management, physical activity, nutrition, sleep, sexual health, and healthy relationships.

The outreach and promotion peer educators plan and implement various health promotion initiatives and efforts to encourage healthy lifestyle choices among Penn State students. Examples of HealthWorks initiatives include writing for the Healthy Penn State blog and Instagram, hosting Eating Disorder Awareness and Love Your Body week, creating healthy cooking videos, conducting minority health outreach tables, facilitating workshops on different health topics and providing HIV test counseling.

Students who apply and are accepted will receive training through a 3-credit course offered through the Department of Biobehavioral Health in Fall 2020. The course is designed to train peer health educators on health issues and health promotion theories and strategies for college students.

Students can learn more about HealthWorks and apply online at https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-wellness/healthy-living/volunteer-experiences-health-and-wellness/healthworks.

If students have questions, they can contact me via e-mail at promotinghealth@psu.edu or by phone at (814) 863-0461.

Glitches with Applying for Graduation

Apparently there is a system-wide Lionpath problem with updating semester standing, so the “apply to graduation” link is not yet appearing for all eligible seniors. If it is not resolved by the end of this week (Jan. 17), contact the Registrar at registrar@psu.edu.