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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 2


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

Last day to file Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO):

February 9, 2016 -- by 11:59 pm.

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:


Milk&Cookies w/AZ Dairy Council Dietitian Terri Verason, MS, RD

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 11am-12pm

SNAC (Shantz 238)

Terri Verason is the Director of Nutrition Education for the Dairy Council of Arizona with many years of Community nutrition experience. She will be presenting on her role working at the Dairy Council of Arizona.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

FIT FRIDAY: Yoga with Sports Dietitian Roni Mullins, MS, RD

Friday, Feb. 5th, 11am-12pm

Forbes Bldg Courtyard

Engage with your fellow SNAC-ees in some healthy physical activity to help you reach those 150 minutes/week! We will be in the beautiful grassy Forbes Courtyard right across the way from SNAC.

Bring your own mat

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Workshop Wednesday- Develop Your Nutrition Assessment Skills- Taught by Dr. Mary Marian

Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 3-4pm

SNAC (Shantz 238)

Assistant Professor of Practice, Dr. Mary Marian, will lead 2 workshops focused on developing your nutrition assessment skills this spring.

Session 1: Nutrition-Focused Physical Examination (NFPE) of Fat and Muscle

Completing a NFPE is a critical skill for dietitians as well as for other healthcare professionals. This first session will teach you how to assess for fat and muscle loss.

Save The Date- March 9th

Session 2: Nutrition-focused Physical Examination (NFPE) and Micronutrient Status

This is the second session regarding completing a NFPE. This session will focus on observing for micronutrient deficiencies. Assessing fluid status will also be reviewed.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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 2: Noon- 4:00pm
  • Wed, Feb 3: 9:00am- 4:00pm
  • Thurs, Feb 4: 9:00am- 4:00pm

Next Week

  • Tues, Feb 9: 9:00am- 4:00pm
  • Wed, Feb 10: 9:00am- 2:00pm
  • Thurs, Feb 11: 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! ^^^



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. 11th, 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

The Edge (Career Preparation)

The Edge is a FREE professional development program brought to you by Career Services and Leadership Programs. It is designed to help give you the edge when seeking internships and future career opportunities. Through self-assessment, professional development workshops, networking, and action planning opportunities, the Edge program will help you develop the skills you need to become Real-World Ready.

What will I do?

Gain effective resume writing and interviewing skills

Network directly with employers

Complete self-assessments to determine your critical career and leadership development areas

Participate in a series of 8 career and leadership development workshops to prepare you for internships and the future

Participate in supplemental workshops for further development and gain hands on experience.

What will I get?

Individual advice and support from leadership and career development professionals

An opportunity to build critical job readiness skills

Opportunity to network with employers and exclusive access at the Career Fair and Diversity Mixer

Certificate of completion

Where: Career Services located in the Student Union Room 411

Register at:

When: February 2nd – April 6th

Edge offers three sessions on the following days and times:

Tuesdays - 12:30pm to 1:30pm (All Majors Welcome)

Tuesdays - 5pm to 6pm (STEM Majors Only)

Wednesdays - 12pm to 1pm (All Majors Welcome)

Questions? Contact Sarah Seavey at or call (520) 626-7562

Colorectal Cancer Seminar: Risk Factors and Possible Epigenetic Mechanisms

Friday, Feb. 5th, 4-5pm

The University of Arizona Cancer Center, Kiewit Auditorium

Recruiters on Interviewing - Interview Tips from Employers

Friday, Feb. 5th, 11am-12:30pm

Career Services offices, Suite 411 of the Student Union Memorial Center

Get some insider tips from the very people you hope to impress. This one-hour session is sure to improve your interviewing skills…and your confidence. Recruiters plan to cover:

  • The basics of interview prep
  • How to present yourself as a viable candidate for a position
  • Qualities they are looking for in candidates

There will also be time for questions and answers from the audience.

RSVP online at Walk ins are also welcome. Students can simply show up at 11am or 12:30 p.m. in SUMC #411 on February 5th for one of the sessions and grab a seat.

BIO5/BIOSA Student Industry Networking Event

What: BIO5/BIOSA Student Industry Networking Event
When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: BIO5 Institute - Thomas W. Keating Building
Who: Students, Postdocs
Info & RSVP:
Cost: FREE!

Students will have the opportunity to meet representatives from biotech companies looking for their next generation workforce. In addition, relevant graduate programs will present themselves. Finally, breakout sessions with career professionals and previous industry interns will round out the event.

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.

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 to provide the best experience to our participants.

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

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!

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).

See flyer for more details

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

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

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!