News and Announcements


  • Senior Reception for graduating seniors (May, August, and December 2014 and the CPD Class of 2014-2015)
    Monday, May 5, 5:30-7:30pm, Old Stone Cafe Rm. 151
  • Brain Food for Finals
    Learn quick, easy and healthy recipes that will help boost your mood, energy and mental performance during Final Exam Week! Students from NUTR 424, the Department of Nutrition Science’s Nutrition Communication class, will highlight a variety of recipes and “stress-free” strategies during a series of “mini demos.” Attend one, or watch them all. Absolutely free, but registration required.

    Venue: Purdue University Division of Recreational Sports Demonstration Kitchen in Recreational Sports Center

    Presentations will be given by these NUTR 424 students at the following times:

    6 – 6:30 p.m.

    Dorie Dugard and Siew Lee Yap
    Power Your Brain with Antioxidants
    Possible allergens: wheat, milk and eggs

    6:45 – 7:15 p.m.
    Kim Bradley and Chooing Lim
    Healthy Snacks for Finals Week
    Possible allergens: wheat, peanut and milk

    7:30 – 8:00 p.m.
    Kelsi Buckley and Bess Plasterer
    Breakfast is the Fuel for your Brain
    Possible allergens: eggs, wheat and milk

    8:15 – 8:30 p.m.
    Chelsea Slayter
    Fight through Finals with this Brain Boosting Snack
    Possible allergens: milk, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy

    For more information: Who Doesn’t Love Free Food?
    Limited seating. Reserve your space by signing up here:
    You may sign up for more than one session if desired.
    Walk-ins allowed if space is available.

  • Nutrition Science undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty are invited to the NUTR 424 Seminar Day:
    Thursday, April 17th, 2014 in Stewart Center 214 A/B. Presentations will be given by these NUTR 424 students at the following times:

    Yi Qian Oo - Artificial Sweeteners
    Nicole Bianco - Food Safety

    Tasha Perkins - Oxidative Stress and Obesity
    Sarah Godbold - Coffee and Hydration

    Katie Wandasiewicz - Nutrition and Brain Health

    For more information, click here
    Stop and Smell the Roses with Zinc

    Limited seating. Reserve your space by signing up here:

    You may sign up for more than one session if desired. Walk-ins allowed if space is available. If your class is giving credit for attendance, sign-in sheets will be available at the event, registration does not count for attendance.

  • NUTR 20500, NUTR 33000, and NUTR 43700 are being offered this summer.
  • If anyone was planning to take HDFS 255 it is not available this fall. In place of HDFS 255, you can substitute 201- Introduction to Family Processes.
  • Diabetes camp Carol Dixon is the Head Dietitian for diabetes camp. Please contact Carol Dixon ( at the ADA office to get the staff application. Tell Carol you are interested in being part of the nutrition staff. If any interns/students have any questions about camp and their responsibilities at camp please have them contact Carol and she would be happy to explain it to them. Thanks for your support of Camp John Warvel.
  • Job Opportunity They are looking for 2 junior or senior students to assist with clients in the Ismail Center. For more info, contact Donna Zoss.
  • Recipe creators needed Lafayette Transitional Housing Center is seeking people to create recipes using the commodity products, cook the dishes and bring the dishes in during the food pantry shifts and offer clients samples with the recipes. Multiple shifts are available. Contact Christina at
  • Travel grants are available for Study Abroad. Semester program - $3,000; 6 week, 6 credit - $2,000; anything less - $1,000. Visit Study Abroad office in YONG 105 or call 765-494-2383 for more information.
  • Barb Maughmer, Wiley Dining Court, is looking for interns to work with the PALS program this summer, June 2-July 25. Contact her at It could possibly meet the NUTR 35000 requirements.
  • COSINE (College of Science Instructional Nightly Enrichment) is a free tutoring program to help students in first-year courses in Biology, Chemistry and Math. COSINE offers evening tutoring right in your own backyard. Our goal is to help you develop problem-solving skills needed to do your homework. Please visit one of our locations for assistance.
    COSINE at Harrison Hall, C218 Conference Room: 7 to 10 p.m. Monday and Wednesday , COSINE at Owen Hall, Collaboration Room: 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday *** For optimal tutoring results, bring your textbook and class notes. ***
  • Summer Intern opportunity with Ocean Spray Cranberries, INC. June through August 2014, Position location in Lakeville, MA See posting on Bulletin board 2nd floor Stone Hall.
    - Must be a current student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate Degree Program in Nutrition Science, Nutrition/Dietetics or Biology
    - Experience in Analytical, General or Organic Chemistry is a plus
    - Must be results oriented with strong attention to details and deadlines
    - Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
    - Must have excellent computer proficiency (Excel, PowerPoint, EndNote, Word)
  • Need supplemental instruction? Go to to learn more. It is being offered for Biol 110, CHM 116 BIOL 111, BIOL 204, CHM 112, to name a few courses. There are several more offerings.
  • All Access Internships offer free coaching videos. Go to
  • The Writing Lab services and support. 226 Heavilon Hall M-T 9-6 and Fri 9-1.
  • The Nutrition Science Team (Sam Martinez, Haley Kaub, Megan Farley, and Hannah Bercot) won first place at the Boiler Culinary Competition.
  • Kristen Clark was named the 2014 Nutrition Science Outstanding Senior.


  • Amber Nolder received the IDA Scholarship
  • Jennifer Mansfield received the AND Scholarship
  • Kirsten Clawson received the All Access Internship Scholarship
  • Kirsten Clawson was named the 2013 Nutrition Science Outstanding Senior.
  • Lauren O'Connor received the College of HHS Dean's Choice Award for her "Mobile MyPlate" poster at the 2013 Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium.
  • Kirsten Clawson received the 2013 Didactic Program Outstanding Student Award from the Indiana Dietetic Association.
  • Amber Nolder received the 2013 Indiana Dietetic Association Scholarship.
  • For more information on scholarships, go to


  • Noelle Carr received the 2012 IDA Outstanding Dietetics Student Award for a CP Program.
  • Lyndsey Maxwell-Huss was named the 2012 Nutrition Science Outstanding Senior.
  • Congratulations to the winning team of CSR and Nutrition Science students who took first prize in the annual Abbott Nutrition Sales competition: Sarah Korni, Jenny Megalli, and Martie Burris.


  • Senior Class Difference is a campus-wide philanthropy in which graduating seniors make a gift to Purdue before graduation so that Purdue programs can continue to thrive, and future Boilers can experience Purdue at its best.


  • Tracy Ochs received the 2009 Principle Financial Group Scholarship
  • Maggie McKay received the 2009 IDA Scholarship
  • Lindsey Maxwell, Monica Poplawski and Rachel Hadley received 2009 Indiana Dietetic Association Membership Scholarships
  • Monica Poplawski, Lara Schliter, Lyndsey Maxwell, and Rebecca Hewins received the 2009 Kappa Omicron Nu Scholarships
  • Amanda Monroe received the 2009 Maple Leaf Farms Scholarship
  • Kristen Barrett received the 2009 Mary Louise Foster Award
  • Jocelyn Sherrod received the 2009 Cecelia and Arthur Stuart Memorial Scholarship
  • Leslie Cradler, an undergraduate in the Department of Foods and Nutrition, has been awarded a research enhancement award from Purdue's Center for Families for her project, "Are adolescent attitudes toward calcium rich foods and intake of dietary calcium related to the presence of grandparent(s) living in the household?"
  • Amy Conklin was named the 2009 Foods and Nutrition Outstanding Senior
  • Suzanne "Maggie" McKay is one of three recipients of the 2009 Amelia Earhart Scholarship given to students who demonstrate exemplary leadership skill, determination and potential

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