PHS Newsletter Issue # 30

Issue Number 30 Date 9/26/13


Attend the SPHHS Career Development and Internship Fair Tomorrow!

Student Union Ballroom
Friday, September 27th


Students: No matter what level of your academic training you are at, you can find volunteer work, an internship, practicum or even a job by attending the Fair, and meeting a variety of wonderful people from your field.

Agencies: There will be agencies looking for students studying Communication Disorders, Kinesiology, Nutrition or Public Health.

The event is open to the public and free to all students, and has featured a wide variety of  vendors. For more information about the vendors and the event, please visit our SPHHS website:

Have friends who want to apply to the major?

Priority Deadline: October 15th, 2013  

Encourage your friends to attend the information sessions for prospective students:

Monday, Sept. 30th 5:30-6:30pm- Campus Center Rm. 905

Tuesday, Oct. 8th at 6:00-7:00pm- Campus Center Rm. 905

Application and Program Requirements:

Advising Forms

All advising forms and requirements are posted online:

Scholarships and Support

Applying for Scholarships

Scholarships and merit aid can help reduce college costs significantly. But you need to know how to search for those opportunities and make the most of them. ExploreHealthCareers completes its five-part article series, How To Attend College Without Going into Too Much Debt, with strategies for finding scholarships and other types of merit aid

The Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

Established by The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF).

They will award 20 scholarships to graduate nursing, public health, health policy, dental or medical school students who exhibit exceptional academic performance, leadership, and commitment to the Hispanic community.

Application Deadlines for Students:  October 4, 2013.

Spring 2014 Honors Research Grants and Research Assistant Fellowships

Commonwealth Honors College

Tuesday, October 1, 2013, is the deadline for students to apply for Spring 2014 Honors Research Grants and Research Assistant Fellowships.

The student deadline to apply is Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

Faculty sponsors must submit their supporting documents online by Friday, October 4, 2013.

For application guidelines, eligibility, and a link to the online application system (FGS), please go to the Commonwealth Honors College website or paste the direct link into your browser:
Questions may be directed to Debra Lapointe,


Walk this Way: Off Campus Student Guide

Paid Position
Walk this Way encourages students to walk on campus rather than along adjacent residential streets as they move to and from Southwest Residential Area. As a Guide, you will be present at key intersections in the Fearing/Nutting/Phillips St neighborhood adjacent to campus. Many neighbors and students have felt the impact of walk-by noise, trash, public urination, and vandalism. Guides will ask students to walk through campus instead of the residential neighborhood and to be mindful of their noise level. You will work between 10:30 PM and 2:00 AM on select Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the semester. For more information visit:

Public Health Club

Our next meeting is October 9th!
We are having a public health education jeopardy night and we’ll be discussing multiple opportunities we have in store for YOU TO GET INVOLVED this semester!

Join us!

Like the UMASS Public Health Club facebook page for all information or become a member on CampusPulse!

Contact us: if you have any questions!

Campus Announcements and Activities

iCons Integrated Concentration in Science

Tomorrow’s science leaders are starting today. Join them!

Information session:

Tuesday, October 1st, 7:00pm ISB 145

Wednesday, October 9th, 7:00pm, ISB 145

Apply online:

Tuesday, October 15th deadline

Meet iCons students and MIT engineer Robert Langer:

Thursday, November 7th, 6pm, ISB 135

UMass Impact, Day of Service

September 28th

This event is being organized by Center for Student Development and many others as part of the UMass 150th celebration!

Students and RSOs be sure to register!

Leading Toward Health Equality: Lessons From the Field

Museum of Science, Boston, MA
Wednesday, November 13th

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

An event hosted by Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Foundation, to welcome Mildred Thompson, director of the PolicyLink Center for Health Equity and Place, for a thought provoking conversation about how to create environments free of health disparities. RSVP by October 18th at

Springfield Bound

September 28, 2013

9:30 - 3:00pm

Springfield bound is a day-long orientation for students who will be working or volunteering in Springfield. Learn about the rich history and community in Springfield through interactive workshops, panel discussions, and a cultural performance.

Activities: a history of Springfield presented by a panel of local residents and experts, workshops run by students for students, a viewing and discussion of digital stories developed by Springfield residents. Free lunch, light breakfast, and transportation provided. Preregistration required:

Sexuality Education Certification Series (SECS)

Hosted by Planned Parenthood.

Fall training dates: October 1, 2, 3. November 19, 20, 21. December 3, 4, 5.

Comprehensive training designed to help you develop the skills and awareness it takes to be an effective sexuality educator. This lively, interactive three-day course combines lectures, discussion, and group activities.

Location details and directions will be sent to participants prior to the training.

SPHHS Practicum Presentations

Monday, September 30, 1:30 - 3:00pm, Arnold House 321

Friday, October 4, 11:00 - 12:00, Arnold House 321

This is an awesome opportunity for undergraduates to learn about the work of current graduate students and faculty! Below is the schedule of presentations with details.

September 30th schedule

            1:30pm-1:35pm: Welcome and Introduction from Dr. Shirley Mietlicki-Floyd

            1:35pm-1:50pm: Community Health Education in Uganda by Catherine Martin, MPH/CHE of HELP International.

            1:50pm - 2:05pm: Understanding the Current and Future State of Comparative Effectiveness Research and Innovation by Sarra Sabouri MPH/HPM of New England Health Institute

From Miss Representation to Mass Representation: Educating for Change

September 28-29

FREE for ALL UMASS students. This includes transportation, lodging and food.

2 day symposium at UMass Dartmouth. Over sixteen workshops led by feminist media experts.

Faculty and staff are also invited and should contact Olga Correa for more info.

Public Health in the Pioneer Valley

Have you heard of a local company called CommunicateHealth? CommunicateHealth is an award-winning team of content and usability experts dedicated to designing better health information. Check out their website:

Sign up for weekly posts about health literacy! It is a great way to get tips about communicating health information to the general public.

Peer Advising Hours

Monday: 9:10am-3:10pm
Tuesday: 9:30am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:45pm
Wednesday: 9:30am-4:00pm
Thursday: 9:30am-12:30pm & 12:45pm-5:00pm
Friday: Closed

Please bring a copy of your tracking form.

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