SNAC Time!

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 3

Updates from Nita & Michelle

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:


CAMPUS CONNECTION: Mastering Scholarship Universe

Thursday, Feb. 18th, 11am-12pm

SNAC (Shantz 238)

Members of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) will discuss how to maximize your scholarship opportunities by effectively utilizing Scholarship Universe. Need money for school? Not sure what Scholarship Universe is? COME TO THIS EVENT!
OSFA will also explain summer financial aid options.


Open Study Hours

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

This Week

  • Tues, Feb 16: 9:00-4:00
  • Wed, Feb 17: 9:00-4:00
  • Thurs, Feb 18: 9:00- 11:00 & 12:00-4:00 (Closed 11:00-12:00)
  • Fri, Feb 19: 9:00-4:00

Next Week

  • Mon, Feb 22: CLOSED ALL DAY
  • Tuesday-Friday: 9:00-4:00

* 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! ^^^



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!

Nutrition Club Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 25th, 5pm

SNAC (Shantz 238)

CORRECTION: Nutrition club meetings will be held every other Thursday at 5:00pm in SNAC this semester. (Previous announced as 4:00pm meeting time)
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

Spring 2016 Responsible Conduct of Research Workshops

Spring 2016 Workshop Schedule:

The Office for Research & Discovery is pleased to announce the spring schedule of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) workshops. These interactive, discussion-based workshops are open to all of campus, and designed specifically for graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early career faculty. All workshops count towards fulfillment of RCR training requirements from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Managing Competing Interests in Research: Introduction to Conflict of Interest

Thursday, February 18, 2-3:30pm, Student Union, Tucson Room?

The Ethics of Authorship and Publication

Thursday, March 3, 2:00-2:30pm, Tucson: AHSC 3230 | Phoenix: HSEB C402

Tribal Consultation and Research/Engagement with Native Communities

Tuesday, March 8, 11:00am-12:30pm, Student Union, Ventana Room ?

Human Subjects Data Management: Tools, Security, and Regulations

Thursday, March 24, 1:00-2:30pm, BIO5/Thomas Keating Building, Room 103?

The Ethics of Peer Review

Two sessions offered:

Wednesday, March 30, 1:00-2:30pm, BIO5/Thomas Keating Building, Room 103

Thursday, April 14, 2-3:30pm, Tucson: AHSC 3230 | Phoenix: HSEB C402

Introduction to Safe Laboratory Practices

Thursday, March 31, 2:00-3:30pm, Tucson: AHSC 3230 | Phoenix: HSEB C402

The Ethics of Collaborative Research and Working with Industry

Wednesday, April 13, 11:00am-12:30pm, Student Union, Ventana Room

The Ethics of Overlapping Publications

Tuesday, April 19, 1:00-2:30pm, Student Union, Catalina Room

The Ethics of DNA Technology in Medicine

Thursday, May 5, 2:00-3:30pm, Tucson: AHSC 3230 | Phoenix: HSEB C402

For complete program details, please visit For questions, please contact Scott Pryor at or 621-0598.

Education & Non-Profit Career Day

Wednesday, Feb. 17th, 3-6pm

SUMC Ballroom

Soon-to-graduate seniors can connect with employers in education and non-profit organizations. Positions that are in high demand: Teachers, accountants, human resources staff and computer techs.
Remember: A degree in a nutrition is a great foundation for other fields. Some of the employers at this fair may also have leads on food and nutrition related position openings within their organization.

The Do's and Dont's of Linkedin

Wednesday, Feb. 17th, 3-4pm

CALS Career Center Boardroom (Forbes 202)

Hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, come learn the ins and outs, do's and dont's of the growing professional social media, Linkedin!

Ask an Interviewer Day!

Wednesday, Feb. 17th, 11am-2pm

CALS Career Center (Forbes 204)

Ask the recruiter anything career-related! Questions about resumes, common interview questions, what companies are looking for in potential candidates, how to prepare yourself for post-college life, etc.

Sign up for a 15 min time slot today at :

Sensory Evaluation

Friday, Feb. 19th, 9-11am

Shantz 101 Lab

Come conduct a sensory evaluation on spinach washed in essential oils!

Panel will take place on Fridays Feb 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th

Intrested Canidates can contact:

Dr. Sadhana Ravishankar, Associate Professor

Kamini Joshi, Graduate Student

Email: and

Please contact before Thursday, so that sufficient quantity of salads can be prepared.

Spirit of Inquiry Research Program


Do you want to work on a research project that isn't determined for you by a professor or syllabus, but you lack the guidance or funding? If so, this grant is perfect for you.

The Spirit of Inquiry Research Program provides grants to any Honors student, regardless of major, to pursue research projects of their own design under the guidance of a top UA faculty mentor. Research can be done in any field.

Grants are awarded up to $1,500. A committee comprised of students, faculty, and community members selects the award-winning proposals. All Spirit of Inquiry Research Grant recipients present their work in the Spring semester following their award.

The deadline to submit your proposal is February 19, 2016.

To learn more and access the application, visit

Are You An International Student?

International Student Services has partnered with THINK TANK and Career Services to offer these free workshops for international students. No sign-up needed. Please forward to any students that could benefit from these workshops.

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, February 25- Ask a Wildcat: Practicing English Speaking & Discussing Academic Skills with a UA student

Thursday, March 10- Ask a Wildcat: Writing Success: Quick Tips and Resources

Thursday, March 24- Ask a Wildcat: What should I know about American-style interviews?

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

2016 Health Professions Expo

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 1-5pm

Student Union Memorial Center, Tucson, AZ, United States

Tucson, AZ

Call for Pre-Health Professions Student Volunteers

The University of Arizona Pre-Health Professions Advising Center is looking for 20-25 student volunteers to assist with as well as before and after the 2016 Health Professions Expo. We are asking a minimum of a 2 hour commitment. Note: Dean Excuses will be provided for students who qualify.

If you are interested, you MUST attend an Orientation meeting on

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center

Picacho Room, 6:00 pm -7:00 pm

If you have questions, please contact me at 621-6346 or email


When: February 24th, 10:00am-2:00pm
Where: UA Mall

The Body Smart Initiative is a student lead organization that believes in promoting healthy body image and enhancing self-worth among all UA students.

Volunteer for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Volunteers play a vital role in the Susan G. Komen Southern Arizona Race for the Cure®. Their passion and commitment is what makes our Race successful. Today, thanks to more than 100,000 survivors and volunteers/activists, Susan G. Komen® is the world’s largest, most progressive grassroots organization fighting breast cancer.

There are two ways you can volunteer for the Race:

1. We are always looking for volunteers to help with pre-Race planning, organization and marketing. If you are interested in helping us pre-Race, please fill out this volunteer application.
2. It takes hundreds on Race day (March 6th) to provide the best experience to our participants.

If you are interested in volunteering on Race day, please email

Also, more information can be found here:

Women In Medicine & Science (WIMS)

the first program at the University of Arizona and ASUA recognized club specifically dedicated to promoting and enhancing women's experiences in medicine and all related sciences.

This program's website, attached below, includes all of the extraordinary opportunities this organization has to offer! Among these many opportunities, members gain access to numerous shadowing and research opportunities, network with prestigious physicians and professors, and gain insight on the struggles and setbacks experienced by many women exploring the sciences today.

If you are interested in furthering your education on women-related challenges and would like guidance on issues such as how to get involved in shadowing and undergraduate research opportunities, apply and submit the attached online application or visit the website below to learn more about our organization! The application deadline is March 1, 2016


Website :

Food Corps Application Open

The application to be a FoodCorps service member is now open through March 31st!

If you are looking to serve your community, help kids get excited about vegetables, learn new skills, and become part of a network of food change makers around the country, then this opportunity is for YOU. Please tell your friends!

Leadership Honors Bootcamp

Sunday, May 22nd, 12am to Friday, May 27th, 12am

1731 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC

Leadership Honors Bootcamp provides a robust curriculum for student leaders and high achievers. The five-day experiential intense learning program includes self-discovery, general leadership development theories, effective communication, group dynamics, personal branding, conflict management, emotional intelligence, leadership effectiveness, and an array of other topics to allow students to build confidence, new skills, and realize their potential.

Nominations are due by March 1st and space is limited. After a review of the nominations, you will receive an enrollment form. Please view the nomination form attached.

*Please contact an NSC adviser if you are seriously considering this program as we can help identify funds to help with travel expenses*

Additional information is available at . Should you have any questions please contact the Director of Leadership Honors Bootcamp Nancy White at or 602.509.0630

National Student Exchange

Interested in Studying Abroad? On a tight budget? Consider National Student Exchange!

Applications due March 1st

Get more information about NSE at :

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Volunteer in Peru this Summer 2016!


IChange Peru is looking for volunteers interested in Health, Social Work, Education, Music and more!

Impact the underprivileged communities of Peru.

Learn about the culture while gaining professional experience.

Explore one of the world's most diverse countries and it's spectacular beauty.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2016

Info Sessions at University of Arizona:

February 23 6pm Pima Room (Student Union)

March 1 6pm Pima Room (Student Union)

March 15 6pm Pima Room (Student Union)

April 19 6pm Pima Room (Student Union)

May 3 6pm Pima Room (Student Union)

May 17 6pm Pima Room (Student Union)

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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.


Tuesdays: February 16th, 23rd, and March 1st from 3:30-4:45 p.m.

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.

Student NEEDED on Research Project - METLAB

We are looking for a student that is interested in a research project involving ultrasound imaging in breast cancer patients. Almost half of women that have had breast cancer that go on aromatase inhibitors as their adjuvant therapy develop debilitating joint pain. This pain often causes women to stop their therapy, which in turn causes recurrence of their breast cancer. We are using novel imaging techniques in order to understand the effect of aromatase inhibitors on tendons in the hand and wrist so that we can better understand how to target their pain, and in turn keep women on their aromatase inhibitor in order to prevent future cancer. The student needs to be familiar with MATLAB and have basic programming skills. The student would work with directly with Dr. Russell Witte in order develop algorithms to quantify different features of tendon images in MATLAB. If interested, please contact Dr. Russell Witte as soon as possible.

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

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!