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Updates From the Student Nutrition Advising Center

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Spring 2016

Issue 4 Monday 2/22/16

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:


Open Study Hours

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

This Week 2/22-2/26

  • Mon, Feb 22: CLOSED
  • Tues, Mar 1: 9:00- 12:00 & 1:00-4:00 (CLOSED 12:00-1:00)
  • Wed, Mar 2: 9:00-4:00
  • Thurs, Mar 3: 9:00-4:00
  • Fri, Mar 4: 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.

CALS Scholarships

Deadline April 1st for 2016-17 Academic Year

CALS scholarships are accepting applications NOW! Many of these do not require a minimum GPA so there is no excuse for not applying! It’s just like the lottery: You can’t win, if you don’t play!

To apply for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences scholarships, you must follow these five steps. For questions regarding these steps, contact the Scholarship Universe team at

Schedule Advising and Tutoring appointments here

^^^ Click here to schedule your advising or tutoring appointment today! ^^^



UA Program for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising 2016

Does your academic advisor deserve special recognition for his or her outstanding work?

Then nominate your advisor for a university-wide advising award!

  • Write a short statement that describes why your academic advisor deserves to be recognized and the characteristics that distinguishes him or her as outstanding. Send it to: no later than 5:00 p.m. March 11, 2016
  • Include your academic advisor's name and your full name and email address.

More information at

Pizza with a Professional: Exploring Careers in the Health Professions

Monday, Feb. 22nd, 12-1:30pm

Student Union Memorial Center: Kiva Room

Enjoy free pizza and learn about different health professions

  • Physical Therapy (PT)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Pharmacy(PharmD)
  • Physician (MD)

RSVP (Limited Seats Available)

How to Craft a Resume, Interview, and Get a Job

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 2:30pm

CALS Career Center Boardroom (Forbes 202)

AXA advisors will be available to discuss resumes, the interviewing process (the good, the bad, and the ugly), and real life experiences.

Join them in this interactive conversation!

Tenth Annual HOPE Career Expo

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 10am-2pm

Tucson-Inn Suits, Downtown Tucson

Our Goal: Our goal is to promote careers in social services and behavioral health.

HOPE Expo is a workforce development collaborative effort among human services/behavioral health agencies in Southern Arizona and local academic institutions.

Who should attend the expo?

  • Job seekers interested in a career in human services/social work and the behavioral health field; or
  • Students interested in an internship with a local agency; or
  • If you are thinking of going back to school and want to learn about educational programs that would lead to a career in human services/behavioral health.

For more information:

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!

Annual Health Expo

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 1-3pm

Student Union Memorial Center, Tucson, AZ, United States Grand Ball Room

Tucson, AZ

he following health related areas will be represented at the 2016 Expo on Tues., February 23rd:

  • Alternative Medicine
  • Biological or Health Related Master’s Programs
  • Chiropractic
  • Dental
  • DO/DO PhD
  • Financial Assistance
  • MD/MD PhD
  • ND
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pima Community College Certificate Programs:
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Pharm Technologist
  • Podiatry
  • Research
  • Test Preparation
  • Volunteer Opportunities


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).

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.

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, 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

Leadership Honors Bootcamp (APPLICATION DUE MARCH 1ST!)

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

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!

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 :

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:

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.


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

Paid Summer Internship Opportunity

Occupational Health Internship Program: Gain Hands-On Experience with Workplace Safety & Health Issues

Internship Dates: June 13 - August 12, 2016
Deadline to Apply: Friday, February 19, 2016 (Applicants Notified by mid/late March)

Organization Description

The Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) is a national summer program dedicated to help students learn about the field of occupational safety and health (OSH) from those most at stake: working people. Since 2004, OHIP has played a key role in training, mentoring, and inspiring a new generation of OSH professionals to prevent job injury and disease through partnerships with worker and community based organizations. A project of the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC), OHIP has training sites in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Boston, New Orleans and our newest sites in Lincoln, NE, Metro Washington, DC/Maryland area, and Ardmore, OK. New sites may be announced. Our 2015 projects included the investigation of musculoskeletal disorders and other H&S concerns among hotel housekeepers, the examination of workplace H&S issues among immigrant workers in the dairy agriculture industry, the investigation of OHS hazards of temporary work in manufacturing and warehouse settings, and the investigation of Latino immigrant workers’ conditions in SE Louisiana shipyards.

Position Description
Teams of two students are placed with a union or worker organization to investigate job-related health and safety problems among workers, often employed in an under-served or a high hazard job. Projects are designed to maximize interaction between workers and students. OHIP is an applied research experience, where students learn about the OSH field from the workers’ perspective. Project work emphasizes worker interviews and worksite evaluations. At the end of the project, teams provide a “give back” product to the workers and their
host union/worker organization, present their project at a national NIOSH videoconference, and produce a final report. Commitment is full-time, including possible evenings or weekends.

Graduate and undergraduate students can apply; some stipends are restricted to US citizens. Non-US citizens must supply documentation of permission to work in the US. Undergraduates must have completed two years, preferably in a field related to public health, environmental studies, or public policy. Graduate students in public health, medicine, nursing, or a related field are encouraged to apply. Recent graduates cannot be out of school for more than six months prior to the start of OHIP (i.e. students are not eligible if they graduated prior to
December of 2015). We are looking for students with experience or interest in working with unions or social justice organizations, are organized and self-starting, have good team skills and ideally speak a second language such as Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, etc. We encourage underrepresented minority students to apply.

Undergraduate Students = $4,000 stipend
Graduate Students = $5,200 stipend

To Apply
For eligibility info, on-line application and program details go to Additional questions?
Contact administrator coordinator Ingrid Denis (, 1-888-347-2632). For further program
information, visit or email program coordinator Sarah Jacobs (

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.

Resources & Support

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.