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Call for Presentation Proposals – PSU Engaged Scholarship Inititaitve

Nutrition students are excellent candidates for this Engaged Scholarship Initiative.  Read below and consider applying if you’ve had practical experiences where you’ve been able to apply material learned in the classroom.

Student Lightning Presentations @ the 2014 Engaged Scholarship Expo

November 17, 2014  | Heritage Hall, Hetzel Union Building, University Park

How have you taken your education beyond the classroom? 

Maybe you scored an awesome internship, traveled the world during study abroad, or made groundbreaking progress through research. If so, you’ve had an engaged scholarship experience, and we want to hear from you!

The Council for Engaged Scholarship (COES) invites all undergraduate students to submit a proposal for a lightning presentation about how going beyond the classroom made a difference in their Penn State experience. Lightning presentations are designed to be quick and engaging—lasting no more than five minutes—so we can pack the most into the expo as possible.

If your proposal is selected, you’ll have the chance to showcase your experience along with other students at the upcoming Engaged Scholarship Expo in November! (Presenting at the expo is a great experience to talk about during future interviews, by the way!) If you’re interested, please submit your proposal by October 30, 2014.    

In the meantime, join the conversation about Penn State’s Engaged Scholarship Initiative on our Facebook and Twitter pages! 

Engaged Scholarship is defined as out-of-classroom academic experiences that complement classroom learning—undergraduate research, community-based learning, service learning, internships, capstone experiences, study abroad, study away, embedded travel courses.

The Council on Engaged Scholarship was formed in October 2012 to advance Penn State’s mission by creating a student-centered environment that fosters engaged teaching, research, and service. It is sponsored Undergraduate Education, Student Affairs, and Outreach and Online Education.



Careers in Aging Week – April 6-12, 2014

The Center for Healthy Aging is sponsoring two career panels next week to highlight career opportunities with older adults.  Learn how our aging population is impacting every sector of our lives and how the demand for professionals to work with this population continues to increase.

Bright Future, Many Possibilities: Be ready for your career!

A faculty panel is being held on Tuesday, April 8, 4:15-6:15 in the Ruth Pike Auditorium, 022 Biobehavioral Health Building.

Faculty Panel
BBH – Roger McCarter, Professor of Biobehavioral Health
CSD – Judy Creuz, Instructor, Clinic Coordinator, Connie Kossan, Instructor, Clinic Supervisor
HPA – Mark Sciegaj, Associate Professor and Associate Director of Smart Spaces Center
HDFS – Martin Sliwinski, Professor and Director of Center for Healthy Aging
HM – Bart Bartlett, Associate Professor and Professor-In-Charge Undergraduate Program
KINES – Lacy Alexander, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
NUTR – Gordon Jensen, Professor and Department Head of Nutritional Sciences
RPTM – John Dattilo, Professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Donald H. Ford, Dean Emeritus, Founding Dean of the College of Health and Human Development

Aging Career Discussion Panel

Learn about jobs and careers in the aging field from the professionals.
Thursday, April 10, 4:15-6:15 PM
Ruth Pike Auditorium, 022 Biobehavioral Health Building

All Students welcome!

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Nutrition Alumni Panel this Sunday at the Nittany Lion Inn

Students always have questions about what lies ahead after college.  This Sunday, the Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Society is sponsoring an opportunity for you to speak with Nutritional Sciences Alumni in an informal setting.  Three panelist s will be giving a brief overview of their careers and providing lots of time for student questions.  The panelists will be:

Michelle McGavin –  B.S., PSU 2011 – The J.M. Smucker Company – Orrville, OH. Michelle is presently an Industry & Government Affairs, Regulatory Compliance Analyst

Chris Taylor, Ph.D. – National Institutes of Health – Washington DC.   Chris is currently the Senior Science Adviser to the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health.  She has also been the Director of FDA’s Office of Nutritional Products, Labeling and Dietary Supplements and has also served as lead of the US delegation to the United Nations-sponsored Codex Alimentarius Committee on Nutrition Labeling. She was also assigned tours of duty at the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN and at the World Health Health Organization in Geneva where she worked on the topic of approaches for determining dietary supplement safety.

Nicole Patience MS, RD, LDN, CDE – M.S., PSU 2003 – Consulting Dietitian for Bryn Mawr College Dining Services and Student Health.  She has previously worked at Temple University in Clinical Nutrition and was the Student Health Coordinator.

The program is being held in the Alumni Lounge of the Nittany Lion Inn from 10-11 AM, Sunday, April 6.

Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn, network, and prepare for your future.

Penn State College of Health and Human Development Virtual Networking Event

DATE: April 1, 2014
TIME: 7:00pm EDT to 8:30pm EDT

About The Event

Join fellow College of Health and Human Development alumni and students for this unique opportunity to share your experiences, exchange career tips, and build your professional network. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with other HHD alumni and students from your city and around the world!

It’s free; it’s a unique networking opportunity; and it’s fun!

How It Works

Online networking enables you to speed-network from wherever you are: home, office, library, even on the road.

During the event, you will be paired with fellow HHD alumni and students for one-on-one eight-minute, text-based chats that will allow you to make a connection, exchange contact information, and build your career and social network.

When you enter the live event, you will be able to pick from each of the college’s departments’ chat rooms (including Nursing). You are welcome to visit more than one department’s chat room during the event; we want you to make as many valuable connections as possible!

Questions? Please contact Kristi Stoehr, assistant director of alumni relations, atklf133@psu.edu or 814-867-4312.

For additional Career Services information visit: http://www.alumni.psu.edu.