“Reggie Sipping Coffee,” painting by Rachel Mindrup
I find out a lot of cool stuff on Facebook. For instance, my friend, artist Rachel Mindrup, has a Facebook page called Many Faces of NF, which features her amazing paintings of people who suffer from Neurofibromatosis (NF). Before I saw her pictures online, I had never heard of NF. It opened a dialogue.
When I asked her where she was showing her work, Rachel said she had about fifty paintings just sitting in storage at the time. She felt compelled to paint them, but didn’t think anyone would care or want to buy them. I told her she was mistaken and that I’d find a way to get them in front of the public. I was thinking of the McGoogan Library of Medicine, or maybe the hallways in Sorrell, or the DOC atrium.
Then, I spoke with Kalani Simpson in Public Relations who also knows Rachel. He agreed that her work would be a great fit, somehow, with UNMC, and before I knew it he’d arranged for her to be part of a Science Cafe in conjunction with Sean V. McGarry, M.D.,
Assistant professor in the UNMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.
Don’t miss this one! It’s coming up on Tuesday, February 12th from 7:00-8:00 PM at The Slowdown. Here are some links to help you out:
Event on Facebook (need to log on to FB to see this one)
I, Fran Higgins, need your help, allied healthers (and friends)!
As part of the Skate-a-thon for Parkinson’s event this year, UNMC will have a “Tricycle on Ice” race, in which fully-grown adults will race tricycles across the ice on Saturday, January 26th at noon.
I am one of several candidates, but only the four candidates who raise the most money will get to race at the skate-a-thon.
UNMC Today will have details, soon, but please consider voting/pledging for me to ride that tricycle to victory for the SAHP. All the proceeds will benefit Parkinson’s research at UNMC.
As a follow-up to yesterday’s post about Thank U cards and in the spirit of the season, here’s a short article from the Wall Street Journal about how a thank-you in the workplace can help your career.
Remember, you can go to our Employee Services site and click on Campus Resources/Vital Thank U, and fill out the form to send your co-worker a Thank-U-gram. Those are limited to 12 per year, but you can also send unlimited appreciation e-cards from the same site.
Congratulations to Cindy Skarda, the first person in the SAHP to receive a Vital Pin! It works like this:
1- A co-worker does something helpful or extraordinary.
2- You recognize their helpfulness or extraordinariness.
3- You go online to the Employee Services site and click on Campus Resources/Vital Thank U, and fill out the form to send them a Thank-U-gram.
4- They receive a nice card with a medallion attached, which they can redeem for cool prizes.
5- When they earn six Thank ‘U’ awards for a particular brand value, they receive a Vital Pin!
Fran on the obstacle course at Spirit Day 2012.
Thank you to Kalani Simpson in PR for capturing me in my most “go-for-it” moment at today’s Spirit Day celebration. The food samples from Midtown restaurants were great and I snagged lots of nice coupons and brochures from the various booths, but the best part of the day was the inflatable obstacle course. Luckily, I wore my cool socks! Check out this video to see what you missed…
Leanne Hill Carlson, a graduate of our Physician Assistant program, has the lead role in “Legally Blonde,” the musical, opening Sept. 14 at The Omaha Community Playhouse. Read more…