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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.

Spring 2016

Issue 10

April 11th

Updates from Nita & Michelle


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.


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

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:

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

Come in to study or hang out during the following times:

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. or click the button below.

NSC Tutoring Hours by Appointment

***Note: Please bring your notes or text book to the appointment***


  • Various Nutrition Courses
  • Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

*Tutoring services are available on a first-come first-served basis at no additional cost to the student.


Schedule Advising and Tutoring appointments here

^^^ 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

SNAC Center

Emily Hirshman, MPH, RD, is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Nutritional Sciences Department at UA. She has extensive experience working in the field of eating disorders and nutrition counseling. She will be speaking about her path to becoming an RD, challenges and benefits to working in these areas, and her work with different treatment centers in Tucson. There will be plenty of time for questions!

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!

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STEAMworks Exhibit

Thursday, April 14th, 9:30am

Student Union Grand Ballroom

Are you passionate about science, technology, engineering, arts, and/or math (STEAM)?

--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

Not interested in exhibiting, but want to volunteer? Sign up to volunteer at and tell us how you can help!

Study Abroad Open House Session

Friday, April 15th, 12-1pm

SNAC (Shantz 238)

An open house hosted by Ashlee Linares-Gaffer and Donella Ly to answer any questions about Studying Abroad.
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UA Student Union Job Fair- Now hiring for fall 2016

Will be hiring for Fall 2016 positions. Register for Job fair at the following link:

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.

Not yet a member? No problem! Just show up to any meeting and join on the spot. Dues and shirts can be purchased anytime SNAC is open and at Nut Club meetings.
  • Club dues=$10
  • Club Shirts=$15
  • Water bottles=$10


Thursday, April 28th, 12pm to Saturday, April 30th, 12:30pm

9495 West Coyote Boulevard

Glendale, AZ

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


The GET INVOLVED section will be updated with new student opportunities on a regular basis. All students are encouraged to get involved with activities outside of the classroom in order to prepare for the workforce and most importantly, to help you find activities that you LOVE doing!

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, (520) 621-3263

Connie Graham, (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!

Thank you for your enthusiasm and participation! Best wishes for a healthful semester!

Questions? Contact Us! Project Coordinator, Grace Monterubio, @ 314-286-1886,

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 :

More Information at:

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,

Application Process: To apply to be a TVF Intern, email Elizabeth Sparks with a cover letter and resume to

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 Also go to the national site at

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:

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

Phoenix, AZ

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 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.

If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Tate at

Think Tank Hiring Academic Skills Tutors

Think Tank will be hiring Academic Skills Tutors for the 2016-2017 academic year. Academic Skills Tutors meet one-on-one with students to discuss learning and study strategies as well as provide workshops across campus for lots of various groups. Being an Academic Skills Tutor is a great opportunity as it provides the student-employees with extremely valuable, transferrable experiences.

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 for questions or further instructions.

TRiO ASEMS - Arizona's Science, Engineering, and Math Scholars Program

Mission is to assist students who are first in their family to receive a bachelor's degree to be successful in order to graduate! The program is tailored to fit your individual needs.


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: 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


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

Mayor Greg Stanton’s office is seeking interns for the Summer Semester to work on projects at City Hall and onsite at events throughout the city. Ideal candidates will be studying public policy, urban planning, communication, political science, business, sustainability, etc. This internship will be based in the Mayor’s Office at City Hall.

STEM Diversity and Outreach Workshop

Interested in teaching kids about SCIENCE by exploding watermelons and other fun activities?

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 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:

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee in Tucson is now accepting applications for the following intern positions:

· Child and Family Case Management

· Mental Health Case Management

· Survivors of Torture Case Management

· Health/Medical Advocacy Case Management

· Cultural Orientation

· Employment and Economic Development

· Employment and Economic Development (Financial Literacy)

· Nutrition and Food Security

· New Roots and Agriculture

· Marketing and Communication

· Reception Services

· Child Care ESL

Graduate level or equivalent experience:

· Family Mentor Program Coordinator

· Immigration Services

· Finance and Logistics


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.

To Apply:

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.

Agency Background:

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

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Living Wild from Campus Health - April 2016 Edition

Here’s the brand new issue of Living Wild!

Direct Link:

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Click the link to access the WellBeing Online Newsletter:

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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.

Apply at :

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 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 if there are questions.

The Learning Curve

Hosted by the Think Tank, this three session series aims to help students understand the learning process and how to apply strategies that will encourage mastery while studying.


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 or 520-626-8017.

Are You An International Student?

Free workshops for international students. --No sign-up needed

All Ask a Wildcat workshops will be held from 4-5 pm in the Office of Student Engagement Room, Student Union
(next to Core restaurant)

Thursday, April 7- Ask a Wildcat: How to Most Effectively Utilize the Writing Center

Interested in your eating habits or body image?

Researchers at Stanford University and Washington University in St. Louis are conducting a study to evaluate internet based programs promoting healthy habits.

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.

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