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Penn State Alumna Earns Emmy Nomination for Nutrition Music Video

Many of you have heard of one of our grads, Jill Jayne (2004, Nutritional Sciences and Theatre).  She was recently nominated for an Emmy for one of her Nutrition Rock Videos.  Check out the full article below.

This is  a fun song and helps emphasize the point that there are many ways to reach people about nutrition.    Get me goin’ Music Video

How will you use your creative energy to impact nutrition and health?

Penn State alumna earns Emmy nomination

2015 IFIC Foundation Sylvia Rowe Communication Fellowship

Attention current undergraduates and recent graduates.  The International Food Information Council recently announced an outstanding internship opportunity for those interested in Nutrition Communications.

Applications for the 2015 International Food Information Council Foundation Sylvia Rowe Fellowship are currently being accepted. The recipient will be awarded a six to 12 week paid internship at the IFIC Foundation offices in Washington, DC. The Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award was established as a tribute to the former IFIC and International Food Information Council Foundation President & CEO, Sylvia B. Rowe, to help promising nutrition and food safety communicators enhance their capabilities. The goal of this award is to develop the recipient’s ability to communicate science-based nutrition and food safety information to the public in an academic setting, professional situation (either for-profit or nonprofit sector), or other public venues.

More information about the fellowship, as well as the application packet, can be found on the FoodInsight.org website, here. All materials are due by Friday, January 30, 2015.  Applicants will be notified by Friday, March 6, 2015.

 

See more at: http://www.foodinsight.org/newsletters/news-bite-internship-opportunity-apply-2015-ific-foundation-sylvia-rowe-communication#sthash.hQpUYF2J.dpuf

Summer Internship with Online Magazine “Foodie On Campus”

A summer internship opportunity was recently announced with an Online magazine for college students titled “Foodie On Campus”.  They are looking for nutrition students interested in writing, photography or who have social media talents.

Summer Internship Announcement

Foodie on Campus is thrilled to announce its Summer 2014 internship openings to all students who are passionate about eating well and staying healthy on campus. We are currently recruiting the following interns:

  • Writing Interns
  • Social Media Interns
  • Photography Intern

This internship will give students the opportunity to work on a project with a nationally known Registered Dietitian while gaining valuable nutrition communications skills.

Candidates for the writing and photography internships must have prior experience. Interested candidates contact:  Faye@FoodieOnCampus.com with a short paragraph describing your interest and experience.

Internship will begin June 1

 

Summer Internship with Joy Bauer – NBC Today Show

This internship is appropriate for graduating seniors, former graduates and graduate students.

Joy Bauer, nutrition and health expert for the NBC Today Show, has two internship openings for the summer.  The internships are unpaid and will run from June 2nd through September 1st. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in nutrition or at least one semester of coursework in a graduate nutrition program are eligible to apply.  Though our company is based in New York City, we communicate with interns remotely via email and telephone.  The time commitment is part-time, approximately 10 to 15 hours per week, but is subject to vary depending on Joy’s media schedule.  Responsibilities include researching nutrition topics for Today Show segments; magazines; and other national media, writing articles and other materials for Joy’s website and social media, and performing some administrative tasks.  Past interns have found this to be a very rewarding experience, as they are given the opportunity to contribute to television, print, and web media seen by millions of people across the country.  If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Tina Gowin Carlucci (Tina@joybauer.com) by May 12th.  

Medical Spanish: Health Issues and Cultural Awareness

I came across this Summer course and thought some of you might be interested.  SPAN 197A is being taught first summer session (05/19/14 – 06/27/14) in a WEB format.  SPAN 003 is a prerequisite. This course is designed to develop oral and written communication skills using specialized vocabulary in the health care field. In addition, the course incorporates contemporary and essential cultural aspects of the health of the Hispanic population residing in the United States.

This course can be used as a supporting course in the nutrition curriculum

There are currently 7 seats available.

Several departments, including Spanish, offer intensive language instruction over the summer.   This might be something to consider if you have always wanted to learn a language but have trouble fitting it in during the academic year.

Undergrad position available with the Nutrition Education Engineering and Designs Center (NEEDs)

The NEEDs Center is seeking a 5th semester or higher undergraduate student in nutrition to work with administrative and project management personnel during the summer and preferably into the next academic year. Hours are flexible. Tasks include activities such as:
Assist in creating recruitment and marketing materials for the NEEDs Center
Use InDesign software to assist with poster development
Survey testing
Preparing tables and proofreading documents
Project organization
Audio file transcription

If you are interested please send an email WITH your resume to Dr. Barbara Lohse at  lohseb@psu.edu.

Passionate about health & wellness? Become a HealthWorks peer educator!

Penn State students who are interested in promoting health among their peers can apply to participate in HealthWorks, a peer education and outreach program within University Health Services. HealthWorks peer educators facilitate educational workshops on nutrition and sexual health, staff outreach events, and provide HIV test counseling. Past projects include a healthy cooking video series, a fitness event for first-year students, and outreach for Love Your Body week. Membership applications will be accepted until March 7th for the 2014-2015 school year. To learn more or apply, visit http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health/wellness/healthWorks.shtml.

Credits earned through HealthWorks can be applied to the supporting courses category on your degree audit.

Career Services Newsletter

Career Services recently published a very useful newsletter highlighting opportunities and career fairs this Spring.  Regardless of your academic level, you will find something useful related to career development.  Announcements for their upcoming workshops and career fairs are listed.  They discuss the value of social media and how to best represent yourself professionally.  They provide tips for communicating electronically.  They provide guidance on resume preparation.  Seniors who are getting ready for interviews may be interested to learn they provide a quiet space for phone and Skype interviews in their interview center.  Take a few minutes to read through the information. Penn State’s Career Services is often an underutilized resource.  Be proactive now and learn what they can do to assist you.  Student drop-ins are encouraged for quick questions and appointments can be made for longer counseling sessions.  The Bank of America Career Services Center is located behind the Eisenhower parking garage next to the student health center.  Career Planning News Spring 2014

Need an interesting GH or supporting course? Try “Eating Your Ecology”

Eating Your Ecology:  Current Trends in Food Writing and Environmentalism (English 297C)
This course is an opportunity to look at how writers from Thomas Jefferson to Michael Pollan have written about food and its production in the United States, but beyond that the course delivers the following:

  • Class that meets from 6:00-8:00 Thursday evenings in 209 Hammond
  • 3 credits of English 297B, which can be petitioned to count as a GH or would work as a supporting course
  • Food in every class to emphasize that food is a cultural artifact that always comes with a story
  • Three trips to nearby farms to learn how our food is produced and eat the food the farm produces, prepared by the people who run the farm

A final class dinner in May that will use the class’s lessons and food grown at the farms the class visits to prepare a communal meal. There is a small course fee for “Eating Your Ecology” to cover the cost of transportation and fees paid to visit the farms and provide students with food ($175).  This course is a great opportunity to discover community at Penn State while learning about how those plastic-wrapped packages of meat, fruits, and veggies wind up in the grocery store.

Schedule # 269971   Currently 12 seats remaining.

Nutrition Communications Internship with Joy Bauer (BS required)

JOY BAUER INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE

Joy Bauer, nutrition and health expert for the NBC Today Show, has two internship openings available.  The internships are unpaid and will run from mid January to late May. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in nutrition or at least one semester of coursework in a graduate nutrition program are eligible to apply.  Though our company is based in New York City, we communicate with interns remotely via email and telephone.  The time commitment is part-time, approximately 10 to 15 hours per week, but is subject to vary depending on Joy’s media schedule.  Responsibilities include researching nutrition topics for Today show segments; magazines; and other national media, writing articles and other materials for Joy’s website and social media, and performing some administrative tasks.  Past interns have found this to be a very rewarding experience, as they are given the opportunity to contribute to television, print, and web media seen by millions of people across the country.

If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Chelsea Fuchs (chelsea@joybauer.com) by Friday, December 13, 2013.  (Candidates who advance to the final selection round will be asked to complete a short writing assignment as part of the application process).