A couple of articles of note from UNMC Today, in case you missed them, and a bit of horn-tooting (self-promotion, which I can’t help because I run the blog):
Fran Higgins has two poems in an anthology just published by The Backwaters Press, The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets :)
Okay, maybe that’s a subjective title. If you measure success in smiles, however, it’s spot on. Just look through the pictures UNMC posted to Flickr! Everybody was having a good time.
Even the folks with whipped cream dripping off their faces were smiling. The money donated for a chance to “pie” someone did go to the Student Senate, so what’s not to smile about.
SAHP had a pumpkin carving/decorating contest and healthy potluck. Allied Health students helped decorate 40 bags to get ready for Child Life Trick-or-Treating. (See photos below)
Over 15 Allied Health students from various programs walked around with the in-patients who were unable to go trick-or-treating. Some carried bags, some pushed IV poles, some passed out goodies as the kids came around the atrium. They also escorted the children to judge a pumpkin carving contest.
Whether you donned your Spirit Week apparel, volunteered, carved, decorated, scavenged, made it to the photobooth for a silly dress-up shot, watched or participated in the costume contest and pie-ing, ate popcorn at the popcorn bar, got a free koozie and hand sanitizer, coffee, and scone, or partook in the truck vendor’s wares for lunch, I think you’ll agree that this Spirit Week was terrific!
A big thank-you to UNMC public relations for organizing this week of appreciation. Looking forward to next year!
Submitted by Tanya Custer
Lisa Bartenhagen, MS, RT(R)(T), program director in our Radiation Therapy program, recently collaborated with the American Society of Radiologic Technologist to create a teaching module on Image Guided Radiation Therapy. Lisa’s directed reading within the module was titled Image Guided Radiation Therapy: Overview.
The module will help radiation therapy educators teach the sophisticated technologies and techniques associated with image-guided radiation therapy. Her module was one in the set of eight PDF articles designed for any radiation therapist, medical dosimetrist, or student seeking to learn more about available IGRT options as well as the benefits and limitations of each technology in imaging, planning, and treatment.
A hint of spud lingered near the third floor entrance to Bennett Hall even after the last scavenger hunt team passed the potato. Yes, that was the task at my Spirit Week volunteer station.
As each team lined up below the walkway from Wittson to Bennett, I placed a large potato between the first person’s elbows, which they had to pass to the next person’s elbows and so on…then back. If they dropped it, they had to pick it up and start over. Out of 16 teams (I lost count, but that’s what I was told), we only had a couple of drops. They were very serious about those potatoes! (See photo gallery below.)
The winners of the 2013 Spirit Week Scavenger Hunt were from an SAHP Physician Assistant program team: Geri Finn, Ryan Wessel, and Amanda Kroymann (PA1 student). Congratulations to this highly competitive team!