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With a 2014 EatJackson Card you getlots of great deals at local restaurants for the entire upcoming year!
The cards are $20 each, and $10 goes directly to theJackson Free Clinic.
Some favorite deals:
- Free upsize at Cups! (AllCups locations) – average 10% savings per coffee
- Two for one dessert at Saland Mookies, Broad Street, and Bravo
- Free Pico de Gallo at Babalu, Free cheese dip at Sombra
- And MANY MORE: www.eatjackson.com/card
How to get an EatJackson Card:
This is a great idea for Christmas gifts for family,friends, and co-workers. Please join us in support of the Jackson Free Clinic.
The Global Health Interest Groupwill be hosting a screening of thedocumentary Girl Rising on the eveningof Tuesday, November 19th.
It will be held at 6 pm in the UnionRooms A & B, with a dinner provided by SOM Student Affairs.
The documentary looks at the powerthat educating girls in developing countries has on the health andwell-being of entire communities. It has been highly praised, andwe're excited for the opportunity to bring the film to the UMMCcommunity!
Check out a trailer for thedocumentary below, and visit girlrising.org formore information!
In conjunction with the documentary,we will also be hosting a hygiene drive with donationsgoing towards the School of Nursing's Mercy Delta Express Programto benefit students in the Mississippi Delta. Thereare many unseen factors that go into fostering an environment thatencourages learning and involvement in school. Proper hygiene isone of them. There are many students that the MDEPwork with who would greatly benefit from simple things like hygieneproducts, so we really encourage your participation to impacteducation in our state!
Collection boxes will be setup this week for donations outside of the SOM Student Affairsoffice, as well as R153 (M1 Classroom).
Also, a donation of hygieneproducts is suggested admission to the screening on Tuesday, Nov19.
We look forward to yourinvolvement!
Global Health Interest Group
Wobble! Disco! Moonwalk! Salsa! Electric Slide!
The UMMC chapter of the Student National Medical Association will be holdingits first community service project of the year entitled "Dancing ForDiabetes". The premise is so easy! This event will be a dance-a-thon withthe grand prize of a $100 Visa card going to the individual or couple thatdances the longest. Admission will be $5 per person or $8 for couples.All proceeds from this event will benefit the Mississippi Chapter of theJuvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Refreshments for participants will beserved from 6-6:30pm and throughout the night. It's going to be a fantasticnight filled with good food, good music, and GREAT dancing. So come on out andbe a part of our exciting event!Dancing For Diabetes!!!!!When: Thursday, November 21, 2013 6pm-10pmWhere: University of Mississippi Medical Center Student Union rooms A-CWhat: Dance-a-thonWhy: Benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
If you plan on attending, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to get anestimate on how many people will attend. Thank you!
Each year, the School of Health Related Professions (SHRP) and the Pediatric Interest Group (PIG) hosts a holiday toy drive that benefits Batson Children's Hospital. In years past, we have held two separate events but this year, we are teaming up to provide an even better experience for the children of Batson! Furthermore, this will be a School Cup philanthropy event so the school that donates the greatest number of toys will win 100 points towards the School Cup!!!
Attached is a list of the specific items that Batson has requested. Also, you can click this link to see the list online. Boxes will be placed in your respective schools at the following locations:
Pharmacy: outside of auditorium
Nursing: First floor by elevators
Dental: First floor student lounge
Medicine: Outside of Dr. Clark and Mrs. Virginia's office
The dates for donation will be from November 11th to November 22nd. Again, this is a part of the School Cup competition so the school with the most donations per capita will win 100 house points!
We hope that you all will participate in this philanthropy event and that you will get as much joy out of giving as the children will get from waking up to Christmas presents. Thank you and if you have any questions,you can contact Shelby Harrell at email@example.com or Mina Tahai at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again for your participation!
The School of Pharmacy is hosting the 2nd annualHungry Games November 4 – November 15. The Hungry Games is a student body-widefood drive benefitting Stewpot Community Services, Inc. The school thatcollects the most food, measured by weight of food donated per capita, willreceive 100 points toward the School Cup. Other schools will receive pointsbased on how their per capita donation relates to the winning school.
Drop-off boxes will be located in each schooluntil Friday, November 15 at noon. Items to donate include canned meats, cannedfruits, Mac-N-Cheese, peanut butter, jelly, rice, Hamburger Helper, spaghettiand sauces, dry beans, sugar, flour, and any other non-perishable food items.
If you have any questions, please contact Kayla Creel(email@example.com) or Dylan Lindsay (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Happy Hungry Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor!
The SOM Class of 2014 is selling WARM UMMC FLEECES embroidered with your school or department name! They are only $40! Choose from a zip up jacket or a fitted pullover!
ORDER ONLINE NOW!
If you are unsure of your size there are samples in the School of Medicine Student Dean's office, N145.
The jackets will be delivered to UMMC campus in mid-November. We will send out pick up information at that time!
Thanks for your donation!
A BIG THANK YOU everyone for making the 2nd Annual Spooky U benefitingMississippi Children’s Home Services such a great success! We hope you enjoyedit as much as we did! Thanks to the great participation and our wonderfulsponsors, we were able to raise over $1,500 for MississippiChildren’s Home Services.
CONGRATULATIONS to the School ofPharmacy for the best themed booth with the “Circus” theme! All the greatthemes made it so hard for judges because all groups were so great (we may haveto increase the categories next year)!
Also, we still have a few tshirts left for sell for and they willbe available through Friday,November 15th. If you were a booth participated in Spooky U,you can receive a shirt at a discounted price of $10. If you are interested ina tshirt, please send your information to UMMC.MSFA@gmail.com (do not reply to this email). If you werea booth participant, please list your group’s theme or name in the email.
If you participated orattended Spooky U please take a second and provide us some feedback so we cancontinue to make this event bigger and better each year! Survey is availablehere: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BFKNM6G
NOW A SCHOOL CUP EVENT!
With the month of November less than 3 weeks away, it is my pleasure to let you all know about a new event that will be taking place Saturday November 2 @ Fondren Public. The month of November is affectionately known as "Movember" around the UMMC campus as there is a concerted effort to raise awareness for Prostate Cancer. You will see many a mustache around these parts during Movember, as that is the method that many men use to raise awareness for this cause.
The SOM class of 2016 has partnered with Fondren Public for the "Toss for a Cure" Movember Cornhole Tournament. Many of you all are aware of cornhole or baggo that you have seen at college tailgates, and hopefully other places. This event is great because it is open to both the novice and seasoned veteran. Even if you have never played, your donation will be going towards a great cause. The rules of cornhole can be found here: http://www.playcornhole.org/rules.shtml
To register for this event, you can go to the event website: http://movembercornhole.eventbrite.com/
All pertinent information should be there, just make sure you include contact information for your team, and a team name.
There will be amazing prizes for the teams that make it to the championship match. The event will kickoff at noon on Saturday November 2, and even if you are not playing, come by to tell Fondren Public thanks for partnering with our class for a great cause.
You are encouraged to post on twitter, instagram, and facebook with the hashtag #MovemberCornhole
Help us spread the word about this great event, and we hope to see you all there. There is no better way to spend a Saturday than enjoyed cold beverages, playing cornhole, and socializing with all the great students and faculty at UMMC, and doing all the above @ Fondren Public.
Please do not hesitate to text, call, or email me with any questions.
Cheers and see you at #MovemberCornhole
The UMMC LGBT Alliance will be hosting a lunch meeting with Dr. Keeton, Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor of UMMC, on Wednesday, Oct 30th, at noon in Classroom Wing 106. All are invited. He will be discussing his experience as a pediatric urologist and will be open to discussion about LGBT issues in healthcare and at UMMC. Lunch will be provided for the first 35 in attendance.
Hope to see you there!
Joan DickersonUMMC LGBT Alliance - President
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Pumpkin Carving Contest
Pick up a pumpkin from the Student Union administration office between
Thursday, October 24th and Monday, October 28th.
Drop off your pumpkin between 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29th.
Judging begins at NOON.
1st place - $50 Sal & Mookie's/Broad Street/Bravo gift card
2nd place - $25 basket from the Bookstore
3rd place - $15 basket from the Bookstore
Tuesday, October 29th
Head over to the Student Union duringlunch for our "Monster Mash for Cash" event!
All students can enter into ourdrawing to be one of three contestants to step inside our "MonsterMash for Cash" money machine!
Grabbing something from the cafeteriaor Bookstore? Your receipt can be used as an EXTRA chance towin!
Drawings begin at 12:30 p.m.
Each contestant will have 30 secondsto grab as much paper money as possible! The student with the mostmoney wins!
Prizes are courtesy of the ASB:
1stplace - $50Sal & Mookie's/Broad Street/Bravo gift card
2ndplace - $30UMMC Bookstore gift card
3rdplace -$20UMMC Bookstore gift card
STUDENT PARTICIPATION ONLY.
As you may or may not be aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month; it is also American Pharmacists month. To pay homage to both of these events, the School of Pharmacy is hosting our first-ever blood drive! You have the opportunity to give your community more than candy this Halloween season by donating blood at this upcoming event. To quote Mississippi Blood Services, "Make giving life your way of life!"
When: October 23rd
Where: Student Union gymnasium
Perks: Donors will receive a free t-shirt and pizza during the lunch time hours
This event is worth 100 SCHOOL CUP POINTS to the school with the greatest amount of donors per capita. Also, donors from outside the schools can choose to donate "in honor" of whichever school they please.
Sign up now! Follow the link below and type in the collection code: 290
(Walk-ins are also welcome, but please sign up if you know you want to donate!)
**Bring your ID in order to donate**
For questions please contact either Kayla Peeler (email@example.com), Dylan Lindsay (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Dr. Lauren Bloodworth (email@example.com).
The UMMC Medical Student Family Alliance invites you to attend our 2nd
annual Spooky U Halloween Fundraiser & Trunk or Treat!
The event will take place on Thursday, October 24 from 6-8 pm on the
lawn of the UMMC Student Union. Admission to the event is free!
This year, Spooky U will benefit Mississippi Children's Home Services
(MCHS). Spooky U is open to UMMC students, faculty, residents, and
their families! We will be selling food and Spooky U tshirts during
the festivities to help raise money for MCHS!
Other activities include PIE-A-PROFESSOR and a Pumpkin Chunkin'
Contest (limited spaces-first come/first serve basis). Big thanks to
the professors who donated their wonderful faces (come by to see who
you could pie!!)!
Don't forget to bring the kids for the Trunk or Treat and costume contest!
We look forward to another successful year! If you have any questions,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mississippi State Medical Association Foundation is hosting their Second Annual Cadaver Course Run on October 26, 2013. The cadaver race is a 5K course complete with cadavers to scare/chase/deter runners. The runner that completes the race with both lives remaining (aka 2 flag football flags remaining) in the least amount of time wins the grand prize. If you're interested in running the race, fill out the attached registration form or visit www.msmafoundation.org.
I would like to take the opportunity to inform you of the new UMMC Habitat for Humanity student group that is now present on campus. Ryan Marshall and I have paired with Jackson's Habitat for Humanity to start a H4H chapter here at UMMC to allow students to engage in a long term commitment to develop affordable housing in Jackson, MS.
Our second project is this Saturday (10/12) and we would love to have a good turnout of UMMC students to help. If you would like more information about our group, or would like to sign up to help this week please visit our website at www.ummchabitat4humanity.com.
Again this group provides an excellent opportunity to become involved in a long term volunteer project. We won’t send group emails weekly, but we will keep our website up to date with current site locations and times. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email myself or Ryan Marshall at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing some excited builders this Saturday!
Each year the ASB publishes The Medic, the UMMC student yearbook. The cost of the Medic is included in your tuition so you will each receive a personal copy. This year, the co-editors will be Lekha Sunkara and Nancy Harrison. You will receive e-mails from us throughout the year asking for pictures! Please feel free to contact us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
We will start taking individual yearbook pictures this month! Below is the photo schedule assigned by school. Photos will be taken at the Biomedical Illustrations on the 2nd floor of the Learning Resources Building (near the elevators). They are open from 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. Monday-Friday.
If you took a picture during orientation you do not need to go by Biomedical Illustrations. This includes M1s, D1s, Graduate Students and some SHRP & Nursing students.
To all 2014 GRADUATES: If you are not going to be on campus during your scheduled time, contact Doris Nowell, 984-1215 and arrange to have your photo taken at another time.
Dress Code for Graduates only: Guys – White or light colored shirt with tie.
Women – preferably no high collars. Apparently, the camera can create a glare. The photographer recommends that women wear some powder to decrease glare.
8/19 – 8/30 M4s
9/2 – 9/13 Graduate Students
9/2 – 9/13 Pharmacy Students
9/16 – 9/27 Nursing Students
9/30 – 10/11 Dental Students
10/14 – 10/25 SHRP Students
10/28 – 11/08 M2s
10/28 – 11/08 M3s
Direct questions to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or contact Doris Nowell in Biomedical Illustrations (984-1215). We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216