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FREE Virtual Nutrition & Dietetics Conference, Friday April 17

Due to the risk of spreading COVID-19, the DC Metro Area of Nutrition & Dietetics has decided to adjust the format of the Annual Meeting. This one-day conference will now be held virtually on Friday, April 17, 2020. Registration is FREE for students, and students who are interested in registering should email info@eatrightdc.org.

The theme this year is innovative food systems, inclusivity and progressive research in the field of nutrition and dietetics. Some speakers will also be presenting on food policy + intuitive eating.

Summer & Fall 2020 Scheduling: Prerequisite Problem in Lionpath

Lionpath at times is not reading that students have completed, or are currently enrolled in, courses that are prerequisites for courses students want to take this summer or fall. For NUTR majors, this has been a problem with the Chem > BMB sequence. The Registrar’s Office and Lionpath IT are working on the problem. Please be patient, and continue to try enrolling in your summer and fall Chem and BMB courses periodically.

Reminder: Late Drop Deadline (April 10) and Alternative Grading for Spring 2020

This is just a reminder that the late drop deadline is this Friday, April 10, at midnight. With all of the changes this spring semester due to the coronavirus outbreak, we made the decision not to change this deadline.  However, with the implementation of alternative grading, it is important to understand that a Late Drop (LD) and a Z grade (the alternative selection if an F is earned), function similarly. Like LD, a Z grade will not impact your GPA.

https://news.psu.edu/story/613137/2020/03/25/academics/optional-alternative-grading-scale-implemented-spring-2020

Part of the rationale for instituting alternative grading is to encourage you to continue to try your best in all courses, knowing that alternative grading provides protection against earning lower grades than are typical for you. It is important that you discuss plans for late dropping courses with your adviser and that you consult with Student Aid to confirm how these decisions might affect your aid eligibility going forward.

Thanks,
Rob Pangborn

Robert N. Pangborn, Ph.D.
Vice President & Dean for Undergraduate Education
and Professor of Engineering Mechanics
The Pennsylvania State University
417 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-1864; Fax: 814-863-7452
E-mail: pangborn@psu.edu

Big10+ institutions offer Virtual Career Fair – April 14

Students seeking a full-time, internship, or co-op position will have the chance to virtually network with organizations during the Hire Big10+ Virtual Career Fair on April 14. See full story here: https://news.psu.edu/story/613575/2020/03/30/academics/hire-big10-institutions-offer-virtual-career-fair-students-april

Urgent Poll Regarding NUTR 446, 451, 452, 453, and 400 in Fall 2020

If you plan to take any of the courses listed above in Fall 2020, please fill out the survey at the link below ASAP. Due to glitches in how Lionpath is reading prerequisites and corequisites, I may need to enroll some students in these classes administratively. The survey should take about 60 seconds to complete. If you do not plan to take any of these courses in the fall, you do not need to fill out the survey.
Fall 2020 NUTR Survey

Health Professional/Dietetics Volunteer Opportunity – March 27

Mallory Joseph, the Experiential Marketing Coordinator for the American Dairy Association Northeast (ADANE), is looking for an on-site volunteer to help at our upcoming Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses and Practitioners Education Conference in State College!

  • Date: March 27th, 2020
  • Location: Penn Stater Conference Center
  • Time On-Site: Approx. 4:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Duties: Volunteers will be helping Mallory Joseph and a coworker run the ADANE table at the conference. They will help with set up, answering dairy-related questions, handing out giveaways, tear down, and other needed on-site logistics.

WHY VOLUNTEER:

  • Working at a Health Professional Event is a great chance for eager individuals to gain experience in event management, communications, and of course nutrition education!
  • It is also a great chance to team up with your local dairy association (we proudly represent over 10,000 dairy farm families in the northeast)!

If you are interested, e-mail Mallory Joseph at mjoseph@milk4u.org.

 

Dietetic Interns Needed for Keystone Diabetic Kids Camp (KDKC)

KDKC is seeking nutrition students to volunteer as dietetic interns for our June 20-26, 2020 camp. As a dietetic intern, we ask that the nutrition students have a desire to learn more about how individuals live with type 1 diabetes, a willingness be a self-starter, work as a team member, and be excited to work with children and adolescents in a camp environment.

Dietetic Interns will be responsible for determining the carbohydrate count of meals and snacks prior to the start date of camp (with the help of our nutrition department administration); helping the campers to count their carbohydrates during the meal/snack times; creating a nutrition education lesson for the age group they are assigned to, and help during the day at various camp-related activities.

KDKC is a camp where children with type 1 diabetes between the ages of  7 and 16 years old can come to have fun, meet other kids with type1 diabetes and experience camp life. Our camp will be held at the Camp Victory facility, located in Millville, Pennsylvania. Throughout the week campers work closely with counselors, clinicians and dietetic interns to learn more about their diabetes and diabetes management in a casual, non-clinical environment while they participate in all the activities Camp Victory has to offer.

To apply, or if you have any questions, please contact Brittany Knick at  nutritionatkdkc@gmail.com.

Temple Pre-PA Post-Bacc Program – March 5

Dr. Rarig is holding special sessions at 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm for Nutritional Sciences students who want to explore a bridge to PA school. Please e-mail Mr. Cassiday at dac293@psu.edu if you are interested in attending one of those sessions.
Temple PostBacc March 5

 

Summer Job @ Camp Hamwi in central Ohio

Central Ohio Diabetes Association, an agency of LifeCare Alliance, is now accepting applications for jobs at Camp Hamwi 2020, a residential summer camp for children who have diabetes.  This unique summer job opportunity will give dietetic/nutrition students a chance to work in a variety of settings relevant to their education.

Each year a multidisciplinary team operates Camp Hamwi.  The team includes registered dietitians, dietetic students, nurses, social workers, physicians, medical students, counselors,  program directors, and camp director. Your students will benefit from working as part of this specialized healthcare team whether they are undergrads, graduate students, or recent graduates.

Interested students should 1) complete an online application and 2) gather three completed reference forms with reference letters.  The link to the online application process and reference forms can be found on the Central Ohio Diabetes Association website:   http://www.diabetesohio.org. You can also go directly to app.campdoc.com/register/diabetesohio.  The deadline for submission of online application is 5 pm, Thursday, April 30, 2020.
Click on link below for additional details.
Camp Hamwi Summer App 2020

Summer Job: Cooking Director At Girls Camp!

Lake Bryn Mawr Camp is a traditional, overnight, all-girls camp in Honesdale, PA. with a focus on empowering girls, building their self-esteem and encouraging personal growth. 

We are looking for a COOKING DIRECTOR with a passion for cooking, baking, and nutrition to create and implement a fun, engaging and educational curriculum for girls ages 7-15.  As a member of our leadership team, you will supervise an assistant and oversee all aspects of the program. In addition, you have the opportunity to participate in camp events…..and have FUN!! 

The ideal candidate will be organized, efficient, flexible and will bring positive energy to this important position.

Credentials: Bachelors in nutrition, culinary arts, or education preferred but not required
Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply as well!
Leadership/Teaching experience necessary

Please visit our website at www.campbrynmawr.com where you will find videos and links that will help you get to know us better as a camp. If you are interested, apply directly online in the “work at camp” section. 

We offer a competitive salary package including a travel stipend, housing and meals/snacks. Bryn Mawr is less than 3 hours from New York City and Philadelphia.