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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 13

May 9th

Updates from Nita & Michelle

NSC Courses

  • NSC 396A will be offered Online this fall and open to Everyone.
  • NSC 301 Online and in Person is at capacity for the for the Fall, however the course is offered in the Summer Online.
  • NSC 351R Online is Full for Fall 2016, but the In-Person has plenty of seats (NSC 351R - 001)

Any courses with "910" attached to the end (ex: NSC 351R -910) is only available to students in the outreach college. Main Campus students cannot take this course.


Open Study Hours

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

This Week 5/9-5/13

  • Mon, May 9: 9:00am- 4:00pm
  • Tues, May 10: 9:00am- 4:00pm
  • Wed, May 11: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Thurs, May 12: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri, May 13: 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! ^^^

Upcoming Events

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Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Annual Meeting

Friday, June 17th, 8am

4340 E Cotton Center Blvd

Phoenix, AZ

The Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ annual meeting will be held in Phoenix on June 17, 2016.

The Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AZAND) Annual Nutrition Convention & Exposition annual meeting held in partnership with the Arizona Department of Health Services is the premiere conference in Arizona for food and nutrition professionals. It provides a full day of practical applications, insights into emerging research and trends, exposure to new products and services, and face-to-face networking, all essential for advancing your career.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Reaching the Hard to Reach: Strategies to Promote Healthy Eating for All.” Clients, customers, patients, students and the public all have something in common. Many of them can be resistant to messages which encourage healthy behaviors. This year's sessions were selected to give you tools to help you overcome communication obstacles and more effectively convey your health message.

For more information on the program, go to Depending on the learning codes in your Professional Development Plan, you could earn up to seven CPEUs for the event.

Register by May 17 and you may be able to attend for free.

After early bird registration closes on May 17, a random drawing will determine one winner, and that person will receive a refund of the paid conference fee.


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!


The College of Science is seeking a preceptor(s) to assist with SCI 201a - EdgeMakers Essentials for Higher Education: Creativity and Innovation, Storytelling and Changemaking.

To enhance the classroom experience we are in search of a preceptor to assist the professor in facilitating the course. The ideal candidate should:

· Be a Junior or Senior student with a t least a 3.0 GPA (any major)

· Be interested in facilitating student success

· Be interested in an opportunity for classroom leadership

· Be energized by a dynamic and fast-paced learning environment

· Enjoy critical thinking and creative problem solving

· Be self-motivated

· Enjoy the creative process or being an innovator, and appreciate entrepreneurship

· Be successful navigating the unknown and thinking on his/her feet

· Be available to attend every SCI 201a class meeting

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email the instructor, Bob Messenger

· Interested students will meet with the professor to discuss the position and establish expectations for the fall semester.

· If selected you will be enrolled for SCI 491 or SCI 491H (if Honors) for 3 units of credit this fall.

· Duties and classroom responsibilities will take about 7-9 hours per week for 3 units of credit and will be negotiated with the professor.

SCI 201a description/Opportunity Announcement for Students and Preceptors:

Countries are in the modern day battle racing to create powerful and effective innovation infrastructures! Will you be part of that or will you be a bystander watching it all happen?

If you’re ready to discover and fire up your creative juices and learn the critical skills every great inventor and innovator had to develop to achieve greatness; Then SCI 201a is for you. This is a fun course that is structured to allow students from any major to tap into their unique and special creative abilities. In our modern digital society, these capabilities are becoming more important to students involved in every academic endeavor. There are no tests and the work you do in and out of class can be focused on an area that you are interested and or passionate about. SCI 201a is open for enrollment in the Schedule of Classes.

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,

Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research Club (SSBTR)

The SSBTR is part of a larger organization that originally started in Scottsdale and we have officially made a club here at the UA to help with spreading awareness. SSBTR focuses on trying to raise awareness about the prevalence of brain tumors in the population that is at risk for brain tumors.

Plans for this club are to spread the word about the awareness of brain tumors. As a club member, we will expect you to help formulate ideas on the best ways to raise awareness and raise money. One of the biggest commitment would be to aid in the walk-a-thon proposed for the 2016-2017 school year in which the money raised will then be donated to banner for research. Another task would be to help assist us in attain vendors for the walk-a-thon along with finding guest speakers for our club.

If anyone is interested in knowing more about the club or want to be apart of the club please email:

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
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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.

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, transferable experiences.

Application Deadline: May 13, 2016.

More Info:

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 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


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

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.

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