Updates From the Student Nutrition Advising Center
Please scan the SNAC TIME newsletter for important advising updates, SNAC events, and links to advising and tutoring schedules. Be sure to browse the GET INVOLVED section in the lower half of the newsletter for different opportunities to build your resume.
Updates from Nita & Michelle
PRIORITY REGISTRATION APRIL 11th:
Sophomores - You will be able to register beginning at 6am on 4/11/16 through 8pm on 4/17/16.
The rest of the Priority Registration Schedule is as follows:
April 18-24: Freshman - You will be able to register beginning at 6am on 4/18/16 through 8pm on 4/24/16.
April 25th: Registration open to all degree seeking continuing students for registration, adds, drops, and changes.
April 27th: Registration open to all degree seeking readmits and transfer students for registration, adds, drops, and changes.
August 15th:Registration open to all non-degree seeking undergraduate students.
DATES AND DEADLINES:
Do you have pictures of yourself doing nutrition-related work? Cooking? Studying Abroad? We would like to showcase pictures of you in SNAC to inspire others to do something great. Please send photos that you will allow us to post to NSC-SNAC@email.arizona.edu.
GRADUATING SENIORS: you do not need an appointment to fill out your Degree Audit Worksheet, Feel free to drop in.
More important spring 2016 dates and deadlines: http://registrar.arizona.edu/dates-and-deadlines/view-dates?field_display_term_value=161
Please complete the following survey regarding the Nutritional Sciences Program!
Check out this article on Chia seeds by two of our very own Nutritional Sciences Faculty, Alexandra Franklin and Nobuko Hongu!
Open Study Hours
This Week 4/11-4/15
- Mon, Apr 11: 9:00am- 4:00pm
- Tues, Apr 12: 9:00am- 4:00pm
- Wed, Apr 13: 9:00am-4:00pm
- Thurs, Apr 14: 9:00am-4:00pm
- Fri, Apr 15: 9:00am-4:00pm
* The hours above indicate when the advising center is open for students to come in and study; this is not a walk-in advising schedule. For advising schedule please check Wise Advising. https://sbs.arizona.edu/advising/student/login.php?k= or click the button below.
NSC Tutoring Hours by Appointment
OFFERING SUPPORT IN...
- Various Nutrition Courses
- General Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
*Tutoring services are available on a first-come first-served basis at no additional cost to the student.
THE SNAC TEAM
Nutritional Sciences Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Nutritional Sciences Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Nutritional Sciences Nutritional Sciences Tutor
^^^ Click here to schedule your advising or tutoring appointment today! ^^^
Guest Speaker: Emily Hirshman, MPH, RDN -Working With Eating Disorders
Tuesday, April 12th, 11am-12pm
Speaker: Dr. Philip Mehler on The Medical Treatment Of Eating Disorders
Wednesday, April 13th, 8:30-11:30am
Plaza Arboleda Conference Center
Dr. Mehler has distinguished himself as the foremost expert on treating the sickest of the sick and founded Denver Acute, a hospital with the purpose of treating patients who had no other hope of recovering.
This is a rare opportunity to learn the MNT side of EDs from an amazingly accomplished and caring physician for the students with interest in this area, and clinical nutrition in general, for that matter.
The details are on the flier below (and attached for easier reading). Note that there is a very low student registration fee of $10 which includes a light breakfast and beverages. Space is limited, so register SOON!
Thursday, April 14th, 9:30am
Student Union Grand Ballroom
--Then we need you to exhibit at STEAMworks, on April 14, 2016 at the Student Union Grand Ballroom!
Save the date! STEAMworks is a one day-exhibition to engage high school, Pima Community College, and UA undergraduate students in hands-on demonstrations of STEAM technologies and expose them to exciting study and career possibilities.
Apply to exhibit at steamworks.arizona.edu
Not interested in exhibiting, but want to volunteer? Sign up to volunteer at
http://steamworks.arizona.edu/volunteer and tell us how you can help!
Study Abroad Open House Session
Friday, April 15th, 12-1pm
SNAC (Shantz 238)
Nutrition Club Meeting
Thursday, April 21st, 5pm
SNAC (Shantz 238)
Nutrition club meetings will be held every other Thursday at 5:00pm in SNAC this semester.
- Club dues=$10
- Club Shirts=$15
- Water bottles=$10
3RD BIENNIAL ONCOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
Thursday, April 28th, 12pm to Saturday, April 30th, 12:30pm
9495 West Coyote Boulevard
Network with fellow oncology dietitians and learn about the latest research!
Topics to include Exploring the Gut Microbiome, Medical Cannabis for Oncology Dietitians, Implementing the Ketogenic Diet
New hands-on breakout sessions and poster session!
Early Bird Registration Ends March 11, 2016!
Learn more at www.oncologynutrition.org/symposium
Student Worker Position - Laboratory for Aflatoxin Reduction in Crops
The Agricultural Research Service is the chief scientific research agency of the United States Department of Agriculture. The ARS Laboratory for Aflatoxin Reduction in Crops run by Dr. Peter Cotty is seeking undergraduate students for biological aid positions to support current research projects. These students will have a unique opportunity to learn microbiological techniques and the use of laboratory instruments while gaining experience in a laboratory actively engaged in research that has global impacts on the food safety and human health. The position is an important part of the laboratory’s research program and the students filling it will be required to be punctual, responsible, reliable, careful and honest.
These positions require U.S. citizen students of at least 16 years of age, enrolled in at least six credit hours at the University of Arizona during the Fall and Spring semesters. Enrollment is not required during winter and summer sessions, as long as the student demonstrates enrollment in both the previous and subsequent semesters.
They must be in good academic standing and working toward a degree related to any field in the sciences. It is also required that the students be able to work at least 15 hours per week while school is in session, be available to work 35 hours when classes are not in session, and during summer break. Work schedules will be flexible according to each student’s class schedule.
The positions pay over $10.50 per hour. Drop off a resume, letter of interest, and copy of your unofficial transcript to either David Edmunds (Marley Room 317) or Connie Graham in Shantz Room 131 (in the basement of the annex). These positions are available only for U.S. Citizens.
For more information contact:
David Edmunds, email@example.com (520) 621-3263
Connie Graham, firstname.lastname@example.org (520) 626-7855.
Healthy Body Image Program
The Healthy Body Image (HBI) program is a confidential, online guided self-help program that combines information about body image and healthy eating behaviors with self-improvement tools. The program is based on 10+ years of research conducted at Stanford University and Washington University in St. Louis and is being offered to students at your university!
Take our anonymous 5-10 minute online screener to receive personal feedback and gain access to online/mobile app programs that promote overall fitness, healthy eating, and positive body esteem! hbi.golantern.com
Thank you for your enthusiasm and participation! Best wishes for a healthful semester!
Questions? Contact Us! Project Coordinator, Grace Monterubio, @ 314-286-1886,email@example.com
Global Student Embassy - Summer Trip to Nicaragua
The goal is to cultivate socially constructive relationships amongst the world’s youth through inquiry based workshops, international travel, and community development projects.
A small group of 15-20 U of A students will be taken to Nicaragua for two weeks over the summer to do agricultural and public health work.There they will work with local students and professionals to promote and implement sustainable agriculture and environmental awareness, as well as, work with a local clinic to provide nutrition classes to expectant mothers.
Register at : www.globalstudentembassy.org/uofa
More Information at: www.globalstudentembassy.org/uofa
Intern Role at Tucson Village Farm
The intern in this role must have the desire to learn and willingness to work hard.
-Various CALS Majors
-Sophomore or higher
-2.5 GPA or higher
Experience: No experience necessary.
Description: We have two main positions, one that is focused on education and teaching youth gardening and nutrition and the other is actually working on an urban farm. The farm internship hours are somewhat flexible. Farm interns will learn and practice organic farming techniques, integrative pest management, weed management, harvesting and distribution, and many other skills that accompany small-scale arid lands food production. The educational programs are T-W-TH from 8-12. Education interns will teach youth ages K-12 our gardening and nutrition curriculum during our Growing Forward field trip program.
Compensation: While we currently don’t have funding to pay our interns, academic credit is possible and is determined by the home department. It can be possible to receive elective credit and to do so. An intern would work with Nancy Rodriguez Lorta, firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Process: To apply to be a TVF Intern, email Elizabeth Sparks with a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Join the Foodies in Spoon University: A New Online Volunteer Opportunity
Hello Future "Spooners",
Spoon University is an everyday resource to make food sense. This is an on-line platform just like Buzzfeed but we specifically cater to anything that has to do with food. From recipe videos to restaurant reviews to even college hacks, you can find it here. Spoon University is always looking for members to join our team. If you are interested in writing, photography, social media, and event planning, this is the place for you. The University of Arizona site is only a couple of months old, but check it out at https://arizona.spoonuniversity.com/. Also go to the national site at http://spoonuniversity.com/.
We are currently looking for a new Community Manager to take over a position from one of the graduating members. The responsibilities including planning monthly events as well as any other bonding event you see fit for the team or an event that gets the word out about who are. No specific major is required for this position, as long as you are committed to the position and truly enjoy event planning. Your job also includes making sure the team is on track and doing what is asked. You will be working with a editorial director as well as the social media manager. You can receive school credit with this position as well.
Find out more! Email for more information and how to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in any position, but especially Community Manager, please contact Sydney Cohen.
Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Annual Meeting - STUDENT VOLUNTEER
Friday, June 17th, 8am
Phoenix, AZ, United States
The Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ annual meeting will be held in Phoenix on June 17, 2016. Each year, students are selected to assist with participant and vendor check-in, the scholarship fund-raising and other tasks. In exchange for their time, volunteer students receive complimentary admission to the meeting which includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks.
The student volunteer must be a student member of AZAND and, in exchange for complimentary registration, be willing to:
- Work the assigned position which may result in missing one or more educational sessions
- Be present for the entire day
- Work cooperatively with the student volunteer coordinator
AZAND needs 10 student volunteers. We plan to select one student from each of the dietetic education programs; however, if students don't respond from all programs, we will select from the ones received.
Interested students need to complete the attached application and email it to Info@eatrightarizona.org by April 25. Students will be notified of their selection in early May and will be provided a code for complimentary registration. If the student already registered for the meeting, a refund will be processed.
Think Tank Hiring Academic Skills Tutors
Global Medical Brigades
Medical brigade volunteers set up clinics in rural communities in either Honduras, Panamá and Nicaragua to provide health care where access is limited. Brigaders are given the opportunity to shadow licensed health care professionals while learning about cultures abroad. A typical Medical Brigade clinic consists of six stations: Intake, Triage, Consultation, Dental, Charla (health education), and Pharmacy. For every student who volunteers on a brigade, sixty patients can see a doctor who otherwise would not be able to. We currently have vacant spots on one of our brigades-Nicaragua in the beginning of summer.
If you are intereste, email our secretary, Esmeralda Carrasco, at email@example.com for questions or further instructions.
POLITICAL AFFAIRS INTERNSHIP
This is a part-time 14-hours per week telecommuting internship.
- Conduct lobbying meetings with Congressional offices. Build support for key legislation that impacts the International Affairs Budget and the world's poor.
- Represent The Borgen Project at various business, political and community events.
- Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
- Mobilize individuals to contact their members of Congress in support of key poverty-reduction legislation.
- As needed, speak to groups, classes and organizations.
- Write letters of support for key programs to political leaders, media and other groups.
Qualifications: Outstanding writing skills. Strong oral communication skills and ability to lead meetings and give speeches.
Application Process: Apply online
U of A Cooperative Extension - Externship
Do your summer plans involve heading back home to Phoenix, Flagstaff, Safford or elsewhere in Arizona?
If so, the Externships in Sustainability program is your chance to positively impact your home county by developing and launching solutions to address local challenges – all while learning real-world skills and getting paid for it!
Coordinated by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Externships in Sustainability program matches UA undergraduate students with sustainability projects across Arizona counties. You’ll work 35 hours a week for 10 weeks during the summer, from mid-May – August, alongside local Cooperative Extension faculty and staff. Your effort will have an immediate impact on the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of the county. Experience is not required but your energy, your open mind, and your new ideas are a must!
This year, we’re recruiting 13 UA students to work in eight AZ counties. The cities, counties, and projects for summer 2016 are:
· Douglas, Cochise County – Integrated Sustainable Gardening Education
· Flagstaff, Coconino County – Kitchen Garden
· Globe, Gila County – Gila Community Food Bank & Copper Canyon Community Gardens
· Safford, Graham County – Find it/Use It: Water Harvesting, Low Water Use Landscaping & Local Food Production
· Phoenix, Maricopa County – Sustainable Solutions for Field Crops Pest Management in Central Arizona
· Tucson, Pima County – Engraver Beetle Research
· Tucson, Pima County – Tucson Village Farm
· Tubac, Santa Cruz County – Community Gardens of Tubac
· Prescott, Yavapai County – Yavapai Seasonal Harvest
Interested in making a local impact? To learn more about the projects and apply, visit: https://extension.arizona.edu/externships-sustainability-information. The application deadline is May 13, 2016.
Questions? Contact the county project coordinator to learn more about a specific project or, for general questions, email Gabrielle Sykes-Casavant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is 12-week, part-time internship is a great opportunity to have your articles published on a website with over 100,000 monthly visitors. The selected candidate will be able to work from home and pick their own schedule, but must meet weekly deadlines. Articles submitted will appear on BORGEN Magazine or The Borgen Project Blog.
- Write 2 articles per week.
- Research topics.
- Assist with advocacy efforts.
- Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
- Attend national conference call every Monday at 5PM PST.
Qualifications: Strong research and writing skills. Experience working in a newsroom is preferred but not required.Application Process: Apply online
Summer Internship: Office of Mayor Greg Stanton
STEM Diversity and Outreach Workshop
Through the STEM Diversity and Outreach Workshop you can earn 3 units of academic credit AND an engaged learning experience designation for helping develop and implement science and engineering outreach programs for local K-12 students!
Offered as: GWS 397S in FALL 2016
Contact Jill Williams at JillMWilliams@email.arizona.edu for more information!!
Higher Education 350: Student Outreach, Access, & Resiliency in Education
Enroll in HED 350 and share your college experiences with middle school students in Tucson!
This course will introduce students to the role of individual, cultural, social and environmental factors that affect student academic achievement and the path to higher education in the United States. Students will be exposed to literature and discussions that will allow them to analyze the major theories and research conducted in the areas of college access, outreach, academic achievement, and resiliency.
The Service-Learning component of this course (known as Project SOAR) exposes students to these various factors first-hand as they serve as mentors to students at middle schools in Tucson. Students will bring their experience back to the classroom to enhance and refine their understanding of the course topics, and provide a local angle on the theories and literature discussed in-class.
If you have any questions please email: email@example.com
International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee in Tucson is now accepting applications for the following intern positions:
Graduate level or equivalent experience:
All Interns commit a minimum of 15 business hours (M-F/ 9pm-5pm) per week over the course of a semester. Some positions have additional requirements. See position descriptions for further details. All positions are unpaid unless otherwise noted. Mileage reimbursement is available.
Ensure you upload a resume and a cover letter stating the position you are applying, your interest in interning with the IRC, and your potential availability and attach it to your USP Volunteers and Intern Application online. *Please have your resume and cover letter on a single document as you are only able to upload one document per application. Internship applications lacking one or both of these documents will be considered incomplete.
Visit our internship page for additional openings and application instructions. All students are encouraged to apply.
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a leading, non-sectarian, non-profit organization providing emergency relief, protection, rehabilitative assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. The IRC in Tucson provides a wide range of services to refugees in all stages of resettlement and seeks to promote each refugee family's search for self-sufficiency.
Resources & Support
Career Services Internship Travel Awards
National Health Services Corps Scholarship Programs
--Accepting applications through April 28th--
Click on the below link to access the 2016 Application and Program Guidance and please read carefully before you start your Scholarship Program application.
Monies available to student parents, to help pay for qualifying child care in Arizona!
Life & Work Connections: Qualifying Child Care Assistance for Students
· In collaboration with campus partners, visit http://www.lifework.arizona.edu/cc/student_child_care_subsidy_program on accessing UA Life & Work Connections’ Student Child Care and Housing Subsidy Program. The program is designed to help students pay for specific, school-related child care expenses in Arizona. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if there are questions.
The Learning Curve
Thursdays: April 7th, 14th, and 21st from 3:30-4:45 p.m.
*Note- the series involves attendance at three consecutive sessions with a professional Learning Specialist (students will either attend the first three sessions or the second set of sessions, but not both). This is a fee based service billed directly to your Bursar Account. The cost for three sessions is $95.
To register or if you have questions contact Cassandra Hirdes at email@example.com or 520-626-8017.
Are You An International Student?
Free workshops for international students. --No sign-up needed
Thursday, April 7- Ask a Wildcat: How to Most Effectively Utilize the Writing Center
Interested in your eating habits or body image?
If your are over 18, complete a confidential 5 minute screen to gain access to personalized online programs and resources. Programs can last up to 10 weeks. Personalized programs help improve: general fitness, eating habits, and positive body esteem.
Go to hbi.golantern.com