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Food Science & Nutrition Student Newsletter

Important Dates

March 28: NDA Meeting March 28: MD Anderson job applications due March 29: mtvU applications due March 30: Food Science Club Food Plant Tours April 2: Q-Drop Deadline April 2: Deadline to change KINE grade to S/U April 3: "Business Start-Up 101" Conference April 6: Deadline to purchase tickets to banquet April 10: Freshman Informational for Prof. Schools April 14: Department Banquet April 21: Muster Ceremony at Reed Arena April 27: Texas Lions Diabetes Camp Appl. Due

Week of March 26, 2007

To add something to the newsletter. email Kerri Mikulik at [email protected]

MICR and ZOOL courses have changed. They will now be referred to as BIOL courses. The course number will remain the same. This will take place in the Fall 2007. The summer course title will remain the same. ZOOL 319/320=BIOL 319/320 MICR 351= BIOL 351 MICR 206= BIOL 206


ATTENTION MAY GRADUATES Please go to https:/ /nfs-web. ta mu .edu/formsys/form .php and fill out the Graduation Exit Survey. A block will be placed on your account until it is completed.

If you need to Q-drop a Class, please come by Kleberg 122 and fill out a form at the front desk by April 2. All students are allowed 3 Q-Drops.

Do you need to Q-Drop??

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science will be hosting a banquet for Nutritional Sciences and Food Science & Technology majors during Parents' Weekend. Date: April 14, 2007 Time: Seating at 6:30 Location: Brazos Cotton Exchange Ballroom, Dowtown Bryan For: Seniors graduating May, August or December 2007, Award Recipients, and guests Tickets: $10/person. Purchase in Kleberg 122. March 19-April 6

Department Banquet for Seniors and Award Recipients

All seniors, please send 3 pictures of yourself to [email protected] or bring to Kleberg 122 by March 28 for the slideshow.

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Nutrition & Food Science Student Newsletter · Week of March 5, 2007

Please schedule an appointment by calling (979) 845-2142. Appointments will not be made through email. Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Need help with your Summer/Fall 2007 Schedule?


The Fulbright-mtvU award, administered by the Institute ofInternational Education, will award up to four grants for unique projects on "the power of music" as a global force for mutual understanding around an aspect of international contemporary or popular music. Website Designer needed

MTV-U Award

USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is looking to employ a qualified young adult begninning in April or May (and stay this summer to work). They are looking for a freshman or sophomore that will continue working there until they graduate. The hours for this job are between M-F from 8-5 around your class schedule. They are seeking a mature person that takes initiative, someone proficient in computer skills, and a knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Job duties include: completion of travel authorizations and vouchers for scientists, proofreading and formatting of scientific manuscripts, clerical duties such as making copies, distributing mail, transmitting faxes, and answering phones. Any student interested should call 979-260-9484 or 979260-9362 and speak with Faye Cook or Sandy Sims.

The Office of Profession School Advising will be holding an informational for students wanting to attend Professional School on April 10, 2007 at 5:30 pm. RSVP By email [email protected] or by phone 847- 8938 by Friday, April 6th.

Student Worker Position with USDA


Do you know how to design websites? One of our professors is looking to hire someone to set-up his website. Payment is negotiable. Please contact Dr. Sturino at [email protected]

If you are interested in an assistantship in Molecular Microbiology & Functional Genomics available for the upcoming Fall (or Summer) semester, please contact Dr. Sturino at [email protected] edu. Please see the flyer at the end of the newsletter. Page 2

Graduate Research Assistantships

Visit our updated website for more information: http:/ /

Job Announcements

MD Anderson Cancer Center recruiting undergraduate and graduate students in Nutrition for research positions (benchwork and clinical). Student resumes need to be dropped off at the Career Center by 6pm Weds March 28th. Interviews will be held at the Career Center on April 16th. Attached is a flyer for students about this opportunity and a list of potential positions they will be recruiting.

MD Anderson Hiring

Simeus in Fort Worth is looking to hire a Food Scientist in Research Development. Please see the attachment at the end of the newsletter.

Research and Development Position in Fort Worth

Fleishman-Hillard of Austin is looking for A&M grads with 3-5 years experience who might be interested in a PR-related position? It really needs to be someone who had a nutrition/ag communications interest, perhaps someone with a major/minor in journalism and nutrition/ag communications. Please contac Allison Beadle,Nutrition Specialist (512) 495-7176 OR 214-665-1346 [email protected]

PR/Nutritionist Needed

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is the world leader in BioEnergy and has a premier position in the agricultural processing value chain. ADM is one of the worlds largest processors of soybeans, corn, wheat and cocoa. ADM is a leading manufacturer of biodiesel, ethanol, soybean oil and meal, corn sweeteners, flour and other valueadded food and feed ingredients. Headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, ADM has over 26,000 employees, more than 240 processing plants and net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006 of $37 billion. Additional information can be found on ADMs Web site at ADM is looking to hire a GRAIN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT TRAINEE POSITION. Please see the attached job description.

Archer Daniels Midland Company

The Dannon Company in Fort Worth is looking for a good senior Food Science/Dairy Science candidate to interview for a Corporate Quality Position to start at the end of May 2007. Steven Haferkamp Corporate Quality Assurance (O)817-347-5479 [email protected]

Dannon hiring a Food Scientist

Graduate Research Assistantships (2) for M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in Genetics, Nutrition or Food Science Texas A&M University (TAMU) Possible Projects in Molecular Microbiology & Functional Genomics: Characterization of Listeria monocytogenes virulence factors or Bacteriocin production by bioprocessing or probiotic strains of lactic acid bacteria

Compensation: The annual stipends will commensurate with qualifications and experience. The positions provide health insurance for the student & coverage of tuition and fees. Students awarded extramural fellowships will receive supplementary stipends.

Required: B.S. or M.S. in Microbiology, Genetics, Biochemistry, or a related field; Effective communication skills (in English) Application: Please send a letter of application, CV, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of reference by email to [email protected] (Subject Line: RA Position: "your name").

Dr. Joseph Sturino Department of Nutrition & Food Science Texas A&M University 220K Centeq Building A TAMU Mail Stop: 2254 College Station, TX 77843-2254 FX: (979) 458-3405 Placement also requires formal application/acceptance to a TAMU Graduate Program (Genetics, Nutrition or Food Science).

Applications will be accepted until the positions (2) are filled (Fall Semester).

Position with Simeus





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