About Erin

Erin ‘14 - Major: Dietetics. Where I’m from: The Midwest. When I graduate: I hope to begin my career as a clinical dietitian at a general hospital/ children’s hospital and eventually specialize in preconception and pregnancy nutrition or weight loss counseling.

Ethnic Eats Near Campus for the Buffalo Foodie: Cantina Loco

I have to admit – being close to an international border isn’t the only reason why I love the California fish tacolocation of D’Youville College… it is also only a few blocks away from some of the best eats in Buffalo. If you are new to the area, I’m talking about what we call “Elmwood” and “Allentown.” Some of my favorite places to get a bite to eat are on Elmwood Avenue including Globe Market, The Lexington Co-operative Market, and Pano’s, just to name a few. Just in the past few months I discovered a new favorite, Cantina Loco, a tacos and tequila bar with the most delicious Tex-Mex food. Then two weeks ago I received an e-mail from the International Student Club via the DYC News Brief inviting students to join them for their first “Taste of Buffalo” event. Being the foodie that I am, I couldn’t resist the invite! Continue reading

Memory Techniques for the Forgetful College Student

If you ask me, I usually say I have a pretty good memory. I can spend only two days studying and when I sit down to write an exam I can remember exactly where in my notes a student studying at D'Youville Collegethe information can be found and what the professor about it. However, I also can be very absentminded. I can count numerous times when I have forgotten my phone or keys in the library before a presentation or realize I left my passport at home as I am approaching the international border. And then two weeks ago, I made plans to go to one of the Learning Center’s Academic Success Workshops on memory, and what do you know, I am already home before I realize I forgot to go. It was at that point I decided to do a little research on improving memory and share my foolproof memory techniques with all my loyal readers. After all, there are only 19 days until exam week and 24 days until summer break! Continue reading

Things to Do in Ontario, Canada: Niagara Edition

Whether you have just been admitted as a student to D’Youville or are getting ready to graduate, one thing you should check off your college bucket list is to explore all that our friendly neighbors to the “North” have to offer. Just on the other side of the Niagara river,student trying on hats an international adventure awaits you! Depending where you want to go, there are three different bridges to Canada, with the Peace Bridge literally only being four blocks away. I encourage everyone, out-of-state students and Buffalo natives alike, to go and get a passport or an enhanced driver’s license. Below I have created a list of just a few of my favorite things to do in the Niagara region!

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Got Health? Health and Wellness Fair 2013 Recap

students at the health and wellness fairAs you may have discovered after reading several of my previous posts, I love to be involved in events on campus. The great thing about D’Youville is that there is always something going on. Equally as much, there is always something being given away! One of my favorite things to do is to attend one of the various fairs, and this past week was the annual Health and Wellness Fair. This year I had the opportunity to develop and talk at one the dietetics department’s booths for one of my classes, Community Nutrition Supervised Practice (DTC 522SP).

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