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Updates From the Student Nutrition Advising Center

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Spring 2016

Issue 8

Updates from Nita & Michelle

Attention students interested in taking COMM119-public speaking in Fall 2016

Please use this link to submit your request to be added to a waitlist for a CALS only section of COMM119. All enrolled students will attend the lecture on Mondays 2-2:50 and one of two discussion sections. See the link above for information and to submit the form. The deadline to submit the form is Friday April 1st at 12:00 noon Tucson time.

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 3/21-3/25

  • Mon, Mar 21: 9:00am- 4:00pm
  • Tues, Mar 22: 9:00am- 4:00pm
  • Wed, Mar 23: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Thurs, Mar 24: 9:00am-4:00pm **Resource Thursday- SNAC CLOSED11:00-Noon**
  • Fri, Mar 25: 9:00am-2:00pm

* 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.

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! 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! ^^^



Resource Thursday- Think Tank

Thursday, March 24th, 11pm to Friday, March 25th, 12pm

Shantz 238

Dari Trujillo from CALS Career and Academic Services will be highlighting some of the many services that her office has to offer Nutrition students. From identifying summer internships to refining your resume, CAS has got you covered! Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to learn how to maximize this student resource.

Nutrition Club Meeting

Thursday, March 24th, 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

Fit Friday - Zumba led by Campus Rec

Friday, April 1st, 11am-12pm

Forbes Courtyard

Dance off your mid-semester stress in a Zumba class led by Campus Rec in the Forbes Courtyard!

Resources & Support

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.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Application!!

Our merit-based scholarship awards range from $500-$5,000, and are available for undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and fields of study. Please note that Business and STEM majors are highly encouraged to apply.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF): Application Deadline is March 30th

In the last scholarship cycle, HSF awarded more than 4,400 scholarships funded by 100 different companies and organizations. The HSF application allows students to apply for multiple scholarships with one application! Students have the potential to receive $500-$5,000 for the institution and major of their choice. Don’t leave money on the table– the deadline is March 30th!

Eligibility for the HSF Scholarship:

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited 4 year university in the fall of the desired scholarship year
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

How to Apply

  • Learn more about the scholarship program. Click here for the scholarship FAQ.
  • Prepare recommenders. Applicants must list at least one (1) academic recommender. Unlike other applications, this scholarship application does not require a lengthy recommendation letter. The recommender can fill out our online form in less than 10 minutes!
  • Start the application. The HSF application can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Deadline: March 30th

Thank you! Also, remember to visit to learn ways that you can stay connected to HSF and help us educate local communities!

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.


Walk In Support Of People Living With Mental Illness

Saturday, April 2nd, 8:30am

3700 South Mission Road

Tucson, AZ

Interested in Walking in Support of People Living with Mental Illness

UA will once again have a team of walkers showing their support of people living with mental illness and their families. Teams from Dept. of Psychiatry, UA RISE, and a host of other groups will join together. This year, the local chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will be hosting the free event at John F. Kennedy Park, a lovely park on the southwest side of town on Saturday, April 2nd.

Participants can walk or run. There are several distance options: 5k (3.12 mi), 3k (1.86 mi), and 1k (.62 mi). If you pre-register through Sheila McGinnis, Community Relations, you will not have to check-in and can simply arrive at 8:30. Not interested in walking? Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the entertainment and free goodies til noon.

This is a family-friendly event….all ages participate. If you have a big department or family, this awareness event is a great way to support a non-profit without the limitations of volunteer numbers. No bikes or tricycles, but strollers, wagons, and well-behaved dogs are welcome.

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!


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!

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,

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 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 Surgical Undergraduate Research Fluency Plus (SURF+) Summer Program! DEADLINE EXTENDED: MARCH 22ND

With the increasing pressure on the rising workforce, exploring a career in healthcare and applying to graduate and professional programs can seem daunting. MIHS recognizes that pre-health students have a need to gain first-hand experience in the medical field in order to be a strong applicant. The unique SURF+ Summer Program gives students the opportunity to add a competitive edge to their resume by gaining real-world exposure to clinical research at the only public teaching hospital and health care system in Arizona. With the chance to conduct research and participate in a variety of professional development activities, including shadowing physicians and surgeries, students who complete the SURF+ Program are prepared beyond the classroom for a successful and rewarding career in healthcare.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare and would like to gain clinical research experience, apply for the SURF+ Summer Program. Click links below for program details and application materials.

Here are the links to the website and application instructions and forms:

Questions, contact:

Napatkamon (Yui) Ayutyanont, PhD


Fall 2016-Spring 2017 Pre-Health Undergraduate Leaders Striving for Excellence (PULSE) CAT Ambassadors

What is a PULSE CAT Ambassador?

PULSE Ambassadors represent the Pre-Health Professions Advising Center. They are a select group of students chosen because of their involvement and interest in health care, overall academic and leadership experiences, campus and community involvement, and communication and leadership skills in working with their peers. They work with the Pre-Health Professions Advising staff to provide program support to pre-health students. Their primary tasks include assisting pre-health advisors in recruitment and outreach activities, workshops, and events.

Examples of responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate annual spring HEALTH EXPO
  • Assist in Orientation programs for Freshman and New Students
  • Serve as a liaison for pre-health professions clubs and organizations
  • Establish a Pre-Health Professions Executive Club/Organization Board
  • Represent the Pre-Health Professions Center at campus and community events
  • Provide one-on-one peer advising to pre-health undergraduate students as needed
  • Organize the Pre-Health Professions Information Blast to be held in the Fall semester

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate students who:

  • Have a 2.50 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Are interested in Pre-Health professions
  • Have commitment to serve for at least one full academic year

Application requirements

  • Completed application form (see below)
  • Resume
  • Reference Contact Information

Application Deadline: Completed applications must be received by: 11:59 pm March 25, 2016.

NOTE: Selected Ambassadors are required to participate in:

Orientation and Training Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

If selected, you will be enrolled in LASC 393 (Fall 2016) and LASC 493 (Spring 2017) for 2 units and MUST attend weekly classes. Wednesday’s from 6 pm – 7 pm

Questions, please contact Josie Gin Morgan at or 520-621-7763.

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, and become part of a network of food change makers around the country, then this opportunity is for YOU.

Become a Think Tank tutor!

The Think Tank is now hiring tutors for the fall 2016 term in writing, math, physics, chem, econ, accounting and more. We accept tutors from any major. The deadline to apply is 4/1!

Benefits of being a Think Tank tutor include

· Flexible hours and paid training.

· Opportunities to earn CLRA (College Reading & Learning Association) tutor certifications and pay raises for completing training.

· Becoming a leader and mentor. Master Tutors mentor new tutors and lead trainings. Interviewing, outreach and other opportunities are also available in later semesters.

· Gaining mastery of content knowledge and tutoring methods. Helping others learn challenges you to think about and apply your knowledge in new ways each day.

Apply: under “Content Area Tutor.” Please note, there is paid, mandatory training during the week prior to the start of term.

To request more info, contact Mel Williams, Tutor Coordinator at Completed applications can be turned in to Mel by email or dropped off at the Think Tank Bear Down Gym front desk.

A full position description is available on Wildcat JobLink, Math, Science and Business Tutor # 784256 Writing Tutor # 784257.

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:

April 19 6pm Pima Room (Student Union)

May 3 6pm Pima Room (Student Union)

May 17 6pm Pima Room (Student Union)

Summer 2016 Internship Through Sony Music!!

Why would a nutrition student be interested in this internship? Many of the largest food companies in the United States employee Registered Dietitians and other professionals to help market their products and communicate the nutritious properties to the media and the public. Internships like this one with Sony will help you learn to better communicate with different types of professionals. Additionally, you will learn how to develop, implement and assess marketing strategies. These professional skills are applicable in any setting you may find yourself in down the road, whether it be running your own private practice, working as a clinical nutrition manager, or working at Kellogg’s.

The SLR Summer 2016 internship program through Sony Music, which runs from June 6th - August 19th, 2016 is currently open to University of Arizona students.

Students can access the official application at:

The deadline to apply is May 30th.

Internship Description

COMPANY OVERVIEW: 'stache media is a full service marketing agency specialized in music. 'stache media launched in 2009 as a stand-alone agency operating out of the NYC headquarters of RED Distribution, an award-winning division of Sony Music Entertainment. 'stache media provides services in advertising, influencer marketing, lifestyle marketing, online marketing & publicity, social media & consumer research, brand & partnership marketing, radio, video promotion and creative production. 'stache media has served a multitude of artists within the RED and Sony Music Entertainment fold.

RED & 'stache media label partners include: Broken Bow Records, Red Bull Records, Reach Records, Downtown Records, Ultra Records, Equal Vision Records, Fearless Records, Fat Possum, RAL, Century Media, Descendant Records, Megaforce Records, Metal Blade Records, MOM + POP, Nacional Records, Razor & Tie, Thirty Tigers, Victory Records and more.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status

RESPONSIBILITIES: Are you passionate about discovering new artists? Considering a career in the music industry? Looking for a hands-on internship experience? 'stache media is accepting applications nationwide to be an SLR; an internship position that focuses on music marketing. This remote internship is designed to be an interactive and educational experience for dedicated students. As an SLR, you will learn how to develop marketing plans tailored for your community using grassroots promotion.


  • Q&A's with industry professionals and recording artists
  • Orientation
  • Career advice
  • Weekly conference calls
  • Informational interviews
  • Exclusive invitations to annual events:
    • o #stacheCMJ
    • o SLR Alumni Hang


  • Learn and participate in marketing campaigns to create awareness for artists
  • Attend regularly scheduled conference calls to learn marketing techniques, trends, and the music industry
  • Develop online marketing strategies through social media
  • Attend and recap concert events
  • Develop reports of marketing efforts


  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a college or university
  • This is an unpaid internship. Candidates must be eligible to receive college credit for an internship
  • Dedicate 12-18 hours a week to the internship
  • Display strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess excellent computer skills and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work well independently and remotely from supervisors
  • Capable of staying organized and meeting deadlines
  • Offer creative insight to projects, demonstrate ingenuity and an eagerness to learn
  • Focused, hard working, reliable, dedicated
  • Outgoing personality
  • Passion for music, marketing, communications, social media
  • Prior street team or street marketing experience is a plus

More Information

To learn more, please visit:
To officially apply for the internship, please visit:

We run our internship three times per year: fall, spring and summer semesters

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

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


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