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									                         Department of Nutrition & Food Science
                         Student Newsletter
                         Week of February 18, 2008

 NDA Meeting 2/19/08
There will be a Nutrition and Dietetic Association         be speaking we will also be discussing upcoming events
meeting today, Tuesday February 19th at 7:00 pm in         that we have planned. We would love to see everyone
Kleberg 117. Tiffany Reeves, a Dietitian at Aerofit will    there.

 FSTC Students needed for Quiz Bowl
The Food Science Club will be participating in the         Dr. Talcott at stalcott@tamu.edu by Friday, February
IFT College Bowl this year. It’s sort of jeopardy for      22nd. We will need 4 team members. Dr. Talcott will
Food Science. The area contest will be held on Thurs-      be coaching and arranging for practice. The area win-
day, March 27th in Dallas, TX. We are looking for          ners will advance to nationals this summer and com-
some undergrad and grad students to be on the col-         pete in New Orleans. Travel will be paid for. It will
lege bowl team. If you’re interested, please contact       also be an excused absence.

 Department Scholarship Applications Due 3/7/08
The Department of Nutrition & Food Science will be         students graduating in December 2008 and after are
awarding scholarships to students currently enrolled in    eligible. Applications MUST be typed. All handwrit-
Nutritional Sciences or Food Science & Technology.         ten applications will be discarded. The application is in
Printed scholarship applications are due to Kleberg        fillable pdf format. Please follow all directions on the
Room 122 (Advising Office) by 5:00 pm on March 7,           information page carefully so that you do not disquali-
2008. Late applications will not be accepted.              fy yourself.
Please see the information page before filling out the
application to make sure that you are eligible. Seniors    Information and applications can be found at
graduating in May or August 2008 are not eligible, but     http://nfs-web.tamu.edu/content.aspx?page=307

 Internships for FSTC & NUTR Students
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)       The internships are generally for ten weeks and are
is a national consumer organization that focuses on        paid $7/hr. Applications are now being taken for
health and nutrition issues. CSPI offers internships for   summer 2008 internships. Applications are taken until
a small number of qualified students each summer and        positions are filled, so DON’T WAIT!
during the school year. If you are interested in obtain-   There’s specific internships for Nutrition and Food
ing a summer internship at CSPI through the Everett        Science students: Nutrition & Public Policy, Nutrition
Public Interest Internship Program, visit their website    Action Health Newsletter, and Food Safety. See the
at www.everettinternships.org                              flyet at the end of thew newsletter for more info.

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        Department of Nutrition & Food Science • Student Newsletter • Week of February 18, 2008

 Undergraduate Research Scholars Program
The Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate           maintain TAMU GPRs of 3.0 or higher. If you have
Research wishes to announce the upcoming deadline           a student working in your lab who you feel would ben-
for the 2008-09 Undergraduate Research Scholars             efit from this program, we urge you to work with them
Program. The goal of this program is to encour-             in preparing an application for this program. The
age capable undergraduates to participate actively in       deadline for applications for the coming academic year
research projects and to give them the opportunity          is April 11, 2008.
to communicate their research findings as principal
authors to the university’s research community.             To learn more about this program you may contact
                                                            Robert C. Webb, Associate Dean for Undergraduate
To qualify for participation in this program, students      Research at ugr@tamu.edu or visit the Undergraduate
must have completed at least 60 hours of undergradu-        Research web site at http://ugr.tamu.edu/scholars/.
ate courses with at least 24 hours at TAMU (or with
the approval of the students’ Dean) and have and

 Online MATH Courses at WTC
Western Texas College will be offering online min-          Email Stephanie Ducheneaux at sducheneaux@wtc.
imester and regular online summer Math courses this         edu or AVA RUSSELL at arussell@wtc.edu
summer. You can sign up now. Hurry before they fill
up.                                                         IMMEDIATELY upon registering for the course. Sub-
MATH 1324 (MATH 141) Math for Business                      mit Application and official transcript.
MATH 1325 (MATH 142) Math for Business

 Nominate Faculty or Staff for Award
Do you think that any staff or faculty in the Depart-       staff) for interest in student growth, education and
ment of Nutrition & Food Science are deserving of an        unity. The nominee should be an A&M faculty or
award?                                                      staff member who, through guidance, leadership and
Nominations are now being accepted for the John J.          personal interest, has gone beyond occupational re-
Koldus Faculty & Staff Achievement Award.                   quirements to enhance students’ experiences at Texas
                                                            A&M University.
The John J. Koldus Award is to be given to an out-          Return nomination forms by 5:00 pm on March 3,
standing faculty or staff member (nominated by stu-         2008. See the information at the end of the newslet-
dents, student organizations, faculty and                   ter.

 Nome, Alaska is recruiting Nutrition Interns
Come to N ome, Alaska for an experience of a lifetime       see attached information on our program and if
to teach kids about nutrition and exercise in efforts       interested apply by March 14, 2008. We look forward
to prevent diabetes. We are looking for 6-8 Nutrition       to hearing from you. See the flyer at the end of the
students/interns with passion to teach kids. Please         newsletter.
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        Department of Nutrition & Food Science • Student Newsletter • Week of February 18, 2008

 Internship/Fellowship for FSTC & NUTR Students
We are pleased to announce the establishment of the:        have a unique hands-on experience to develop com-
International Food Information Council Foundation           munication skills to effectively communicate nutrition
2008 Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award:                          and food safety information to the public. The intern-
Internship in Nutrition, Food Safety, and Risk Com-         ship schedule is flexible, but it must be completed by
munication                                                  the end of 2008.
This award was created to help excellent graduate or        As an esteemed academic professional you may know
undergraduate students or recent graduates enhance          a special student who you would encourage to apply
their communication capabilities while pursuing a pro-      for this internship. We believe this is an exceptional
gram of study or career in the field of nutrition, food      opportunity so we hope you will urge your best and
safety, journalism or communications.                       brightest students to consider applying for this award.
                                                            Please note that the application deadline is March 15,
The recipient of the Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award           2008. The recipient of the award will be notified by
will participate in a six to 12 week paid internship at     March 31st.
the International Food Information Council and Foun-        See flyer at the end of the newsletter.
dation in Washington, DC. The award recipient will

 Upperclassmen needed as mentors
Aggie Access Learning Communities offers a multi-           2008-2009 academic year. If you know of a student
disciplinary learning community experience for new          who may be a great candidate for the position and is
freshmen in degree plans of General Academics,              looking for a job next year, please encourage them to
                                                            apply. The application is now available online at
College of Liberal Arts, College of Agriculture and         aggieaccess.tamu.edu and is due on Thursday, Feb-
Life Sciences, College of Geosciences, and College of       ruary, 28, 2008. Additional information including a
Science.                                                    complete timeline, information session dates, and
A critical component of the program is the mentor-          the mentor job description can be found on the web-
ing provided by upperclass students. We are currently       site as well. http://aggieaccess.tamu.edu
recruiting students to become mentors for the

 Health Care Symposium TODAY!
The Office of Professional and Graduate School Ad-           nary, nursing, graduate programs, and other health
vising and the Executive Council of Health Organiza-        profession related schools.
tions (ECHO) would like to announce the 18th annual
Health Care Symposium on Tuesday, February 19th.            The Symposium will be held on the second floor of
This Symposium brings in around 65 deans of admis-          the MSC on Tuesday, February 19th, from 11:00 to
sions from health profession schools across the state (as   2:30 p.m. Be sure to let your students know so they can
well as out-of-state) for students and advisors to visit    stop by and visit with the schools of their choice
with and have a chance to learn about their programs.
These schools include dental, physical therapy, medi-
cal, physician assistant, pharmacy, optometry, veteri-

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             John J. Koldus III
              Faculty & Staff
       Nominations are now being accepted!
Texas A&M University has been built upon a tradition of leadership and fellowship.
Occasionally, an individual can be found who exemplifies the meaning of leadership beyond
teaching and leading – exhibiting qualities such as caring, compassion, and motivation.

Dr. John J. Koldus III, Vice President Emeritus for Student Services, is one of those exceptional
people. His service to students has merited him recognition in the form of a faculty/staff
achievement award named in his honor.

The John J. Koldus Award is to be given to an outstanding faculty or staff member (nominated
by students, student organizations, faculty and staff) for interest in student growth, education and
unity. The nominee should be an A&M faculty or staff member who, through guidance,
leadership and personal interest, has gone beyond occupational requirements to enhance
students’ experiences at Texas A&M University.

The award recipient will be announced at the April 30 Division of Student Affairs Awards
Ceremony and will receive a plaque and the opportunity to designate a $2,000 honorarium to a
Texas A&M student organization.

Please return nomination forms by 5:00 p.m. on March 3, 2008 (nomination forms are available
at http://studentaffairs.tamu.edu/staff/awards.aspx). One nomination letter and two letters of
endorsement may be submitted with the form. Multiple nominators for the same individual will
be asked to consolidate their nominations. Questions may be addressed to Patty Kelley, Chair of
the Koldus Award Committee, at 845-4728 or patty-kelley@tamu.edu.
                           Nutrition & Health Summercise Internship
                                         Nome, Alaska

Are you energetic and creative and looking for an experience of a lifetime? Norton Sound Health
Corporation in Nome, Alaska is recruiting 6-8 intern students for the summer of 2008 to operate
the award-winning program called, Summercise. Summercise is a nutrition education and
physical fitness program for youth in the Norton Sound region. Over the past 8 years, twenty five
students from around the US have come to Nome and learned about the Alaska native culture, the
Alaskan outdoors, and community nutrition/health. Students may also fly to remote Eskimo
villages to provide community health education.

This internship will offer many exciting community nutrition experiences through the
Summercise program and the summer lunch program. Other opportunities interns may experience
include: Diabetes/prevention, WIC, outpatient counseling, maternal child health, community
nutrition displays, and some clinical work. You will also be trained to mentor high school age
assistants who will work with you during the summer to learn more about nutrition and health.

What we offer: An 8-9 week internship with housing, airfare, recreation center pass and weekly
stipend for food. Registered dietitians that work at Norton Sound Health Corporation provide
mentorship. A two-week training session will be provided. (Time frame: May 24- July 24,
2008). Credits may be received through your university to qualify you for internship credit and
students may pursue this on their own. Students are encouraged to purchase student liability
insurance from the ADA on their own.

What an intern can expect: You will work at least 40 hours per week and must always be
available during working hours Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm. There will be occasional
weekend work required. Nome is a secluded town and it can be hard to come by resources. Food
and supplies are expensive and sometimes limited. Staying positive with good problem solving
skills is essential. Weather in Nome can be extreme and unpredictable, usually ranging between
40-70 degrees during the summer. Nome has mostly dirt roads and can be muddy during rainy
times and dusty when dry. Nome has a beautiful country side and friendly people and there may
be opportunities to explore, hike, fish, camp, and more.

What do we consider a good candidate?
  • Leadership qualities: professional behavior, strong value set, good role model, ability to
      motivate and inspire, positive energy, maturity and the ability and willingness to mentor a
      high school student
  • Initiative: self-starter, independent thinker, creative, problem-solver, ability to multi-task,
      culturally sensitive, open-minded, and motivated to learn
  • Nutrition/Health Knowledge: Student should be enrolled in an undergraduate program
      that will qualify you to become an RD or other healthcare provider.
  • Physical Fitness: Only students with demonstrated abilities to teach physical fitness in
      addition to nutrition/health knowledge will be considered. Physical fitness includes
      everything. Be creative!
  • High priorities: Instructors for swimming/lifeguards, dance, cheerleading, football,
      cooking classes, and many more. We are always looking for new things to offer the kids.
      (Please indicate if you have any special skills in any kind of physical activity.)

How do you apply?
Please send the following application materials via mail, fax or email by March 14, 2008 to:
Norton Sound Health Corporation; Attn: Rahnia Parker; PO Box 966; Nome, AK 99762
Fax: (907) 443-4571 or Email: rparker@nshcorp.org (Only send one way)
• Resume
• Cover Letter: 1 page only indicating your career goals, experience working with or coaching children,
    comfort level leading a group of children, and why you would be a valuable addition to our summer
• Completed Summercise Questionnaire (see next page)
Summercise Questionnaire:


If you were to come to Nome, Alaska to teach a nutrition class, health class, and physical
fitness class what would you name them? Be creative and briefly explain each class in 1
to 2 sentences.

Nutrition Class:

Health Class:

Physical Fitness Class:

Describe your experience participating in or teaching physical fitness classes:

Please list any other unique hobbies you have that children in this community may be
interested in:


If you need extra space you may attach 1 extra page to complete application.
         International Food Information Council Foundation
                    2008 Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award:
          Internship in Nutrition, Food Safety, Risk Communication

About the Award
The Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award was established to help deserving individuals
enhance their capabilities in the area of nutrition and food safety communication.
The goal of the recipient of this award should be to develop communication skills
that he or she can and will apply to communicating nutrition and food safety
information to the public in an academic setting, professional situation (either for-
profit or non-profit sector) or other public venue.

The recipient will be awarded a 6–12 week paid internship ($600 per/week) at the
IFIC/IFIC Foundation offices in Washington, DC. The internship needs to be
completed by the end of 2008.

Application Instructions:

Prospective applicants must be currently enrolled in or recently graduated (within
12 months from the time of application) from a university undergraduate OR
graduate program in nutrition, food safety, and/or journalism/communications.
(Graduate students or recent graduates are preferred.)

Please refer to the following checklist of requirements to ensure completeness of
the application packet:

   Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work completed to

   Three (3) original letters of recommendation (Note: At least two must be
   from department heads. If the applicant has recently resumed educational
   studies, the third letter of recommendation may be sent by someone who has
   worked with the applicant on a professional basis.

   Resume that lists the following background information:
   1. All scholarships, awards, fellowships or grants previously or currently held.
      Indicate the amount of each and the date received.
   2. Summary of work experience; include any teaching, research or
      communication positions.
   3. Publications and professional presentations (give complete citations for all
      publications; give names, dates and locations of professional

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   4. Current professional memberships. Designate any offices held with each

   List of planned academic programs/courses, if applicable. Include the
   institution, department, credit hours, course title, and a brief description.

   Letter of Intent: In 250 words or less, describe the skills and experiences
   that merit the award of this scholarship. Explain how the internship will
   develop your communication skills to enhance public understanding of
   nutrition and food safety issues.

   Completed Application Form due March 15, 2008. (Applicants will be
   notified by March 31st).

Mail or fax the complete application packet to:
Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award
c/o International Food Information Council Foundation
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 430
Washington, DC 20036

Fax: 202-296-6547 (ATTN: Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award)

For inquiries:

Contact: Gretchen Dueñas, MS, MPH
Phone: (202)-296-4546
Email: duenas@ific.org

URL: www.ific.org

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                               Application Form


US citizen:     Yes           No


City, State                                                      Zip



Undergraduate GPA:_____ of______          Graduate GPA: _______of______

NOTE: Universities may vary in the grading system used. If your institution uses
academic standards other than GPAs, please describe them briefly in the space
below and indicate your performance relative to this standard:

This internship may involve work experience in a corporate setting beyond the
IFIC offices in the District of Columbia. Are you willing to travel out of state?

Yes____       No_____

List all degrees held and expected:
Degree                   Date completed/expected     Institution of study

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List all sources of transcripts:

List all sources of letters of recommendation:

Name of Reference          Institution            Position          Relationship to

To be completed by the Head of the Department of his/her current
academic institution or work supervisor:

is an acceptable candidate for the Sylvia Rowe Fellowship/Internship, and I have
reviewed this application.

This student’s/employee’s goals, skills, and intent are applicable to this award.

Full Name

Signature                                                               Date

To be completed by the applicant:

I hereby certify that all information provided in this application is true and correct.
I further agree that if I withdraw from school during the tenure of this fellowship (if
granted), that the unused balance is forfeitable to the IFIC Foundation, and I shall
so notify the IFIC Foundation within 30 days of occurrence.

____Resume attached (check)

Signature                                                            Date Completed

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