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There will be prizes for the 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place teams, and door prizes all night long! You could even be the proud recipient of this belt.
Hey, everyone! Back by popular demand, we will have another ASB Trivia Night on Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at Sal and Mookie’s, hosted by Dr. Clark! Here is the info:The trivia format will be six rounds, similar to those at Fenian’s, Hal and Mal’s, etc. The cost is $60 for a team of up to 6 people, and all proceeds go to support Medical Mission Trips. 50% of the team must be UMMC students. Because the competition for our awesome prizes is so intense, non-participants are not allowed to attend. Everyone at your table (max 6) needs to be on the team. We will provide a buffet of appetizers, salad, pizzas and drinks. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. There is a limit of 25 teams. Team captains, register your team at www.imleagues.com/UMMC (the intramural webpage) soon.Questions? Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!Erin - ASB Philanthropy Coordinator
Every four years, the USA International Ballet Competition is hosted in Jackson. In June 2014, tens of thousands of fans, honored guests and hundreds of dancers will experience the exquisite southern hospitality of volunteers. We want UMMC students to be a part of this international event that features Mississippi and represents the United States in the dance world. In 2010, the USA IBC impacted Mississippi's economy with $10.2 million in direct program, attendee and income expenditures in the state. The USA IBC is a great event for the Mississippi community, and the IBC needs the help of energized and committed citizens of Jackson in order to remain as one of the most respected dance competitions in the world.
“Ballet, Blues & Bucci” set for March 25
Join Friends of the USA IBC in celebrating three Mississippi treasures:
All current Friends of the USA IBC members are invited to attend at no charge. Enjoy authentic blues by Mr. Robinson, view the collection of original Bucci paintings and meet the 91-year-old artist, and enjoy beverages provided by our friends at Briarwood Wine & Spirits.
For non-members, the party is a great opportunity to join Friends. Entrance fee will be the amount of annual membership fee: Junior Patron, $30 (ages 21-30); Individual (over 30), $50; Couple (over 30), $75.
Learn all about what’s on tap for the 2014 USA IBC, June 14-29, and how to volunteer for one of the 20 committees that mobilize to work on the festival. Ticket packages (for 16 performances) will be on sale along with commemorative merchandise, including copies of the 2014 Commemorative Poster signed by the artist. A signed and framed copy of the poster will be raffled at the event.
Brown’s Fine Art and Framing is located at 630 Fondren Place, between State Street and Old Canton Road in Fondren.
For more information and to join Friends of the USA, click here.To RSVP, call (601) 362-7125.Elizabeth Lanoux, USA International Ballet Competition Participant Coordinator
Every year the Special Olympics MS hosts a March Madness basketball tournament in Madison, MS. The PT classes of 2015 and 2016 have adopted the tournament as its philanthropy, and we couldn't be more excited about it! Our classes are selling Special Olympics MS March Madness T-shirts to help benefit the tournament!Shirts are now available on jcgstore.com! Just type in jcgstore.com, click University of Mississippi Medical Center in the dropbox, and it should lead you to the order page!Shirts are available in kelly green and are $16. Proof attached at the bottom.Deadline to order is 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27!Thanks for supporting Special Olympics MS! GO TEAM! Caitlin Johnson and KC NixonPT Class of 2015 fundraisersCallie Rush and Amanda MitchellPT Class of 2016 fundraisers
The Anatomy Ball will be Feb. 28 at Hal and Mal's. This year we are having DJ Mario for entertainment. Yes, the DJ Mario that you grew up on at the Library in Oxford as an undergrad. In honor of our first DJ party, the theme is going to be a RAVE. Glow sticks, paint-splattered deep V-neck shirts, and denim clothing are strongly encouraged. More details to come, but go ahead and mark Feb. 28 down.
As always, send me any questions or suggestions (email@example.com).
Hey, everyone! The UMMC Alliance is asking for volunteers to help set up for the Taste of the U, which is to be held Feb. 22 at the Medical Mall. This is one of the biggest fundraisers for the UMMC Alliance, which supports patients and their families. They have asked for some guys for shifts from 8-noon, noon-4, 4-8, and 8 to close. Please e-mail Kathy Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering.Thanks!Erin - ASB Philanthropy Coordinator
Intramural co-ed kickball!Registration for co-ed kickball has already begun and will remain open until Feb. 21 for NEW teams. People can be added to teams already registered until midseason. The games will be held on the softball/baseball fields behind the YMCA in Flowood. All games will be on Tuesday nights. The first games will be Tuesday, Feb. 25.To register, you can use this direct link to our school's registration page: www.imleagues.com/UMMC/Registration.If you have any questions, please e-mail me at email@example.com.Thanks,Carson Kisner - ASB Intramural Director
The Mississippi Association of Student Nurses is hosting the 2nd annual Four Leaf 5k at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 29 on UMMC's campus. Entry for adults is $20 and children/seniors is $10 online. T-shirts are also available for $15 online. Visit www.planetreg.com/masn4leaf5k or www.msstudentnurses.org/four-leaf-5k to register or purchase a T-shirt. All proceeds go toward scholarships for nursing students statewide and toward the annual MASN convention. If you have questions, please contact Mary Kendall Land at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
As most of you probably know, the Jackson location Salvation Army burned down Jan. 3. They are in need of items to restock their store, so the Graduate School Community Outreach Committee thought this would be the perfect opportunity to give to those in need. But who doesn't love a little competition? So, we also thought this would be a fun opportunity for a School Cup Event. Here are the quick details:
It's time to get your thinking caps on for ASB Trivia Night on Monday, Feb. 10, at 7 pm at Sal and Mookie's, hosted by Dr. Clark! Here is the info:
The trivia format will be six rounds, similar to those at Fenian's, Hal and Mal's, etc. The cost is $50 for a team of up to 6 people, and all proceeds will go to the Jackson Free Clinic, a multidisciplinary, student-run free clinic providing health care for Mississippi's underserved population.
50% of the team must be UMMC students. We will provide a buffet of appetizers, salad, pizzas and drinks. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. There will be prizes for the 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-place teams, and door prizes all night long!
There is a limit of 25 teams. Team captains, register your team at www.imleagues.com/UMMC(the intramural webpage) soon and have fun and raise some money for the JFC. Don't have a team? Register as a free agent and we will put you together in a team.
Questions? Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erin Taylor - ASB Philanthropy Coordinator
Ambulance Chase is going to be Friday, January 31, at Hal & Mal's from 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. We are having the band U.S for entertainment, which should be a good show as always.
For those that have not been to Ambulance Chase in the past, this is the party we do every year with MC Law School
Sign up for the 2014 Jammin' for the Jackson Free Clinic Lip Sync on February 27, 2014 6 PM in the Student Union.
Deadline to sign up is February 20, 2014. Admission to watch is $5. Pizza will be provided!
Contact Susan Frichter @ email@example.com to sign up or for more information.
Hosted by the Family Medicine Interest Group.
Holiday Movie Marathon
Head over to the Student Union for the Holiday Movie Marathon on our new 46" flat screen TVs!
Enjoy treats and punch while they last!
Courtesy of ASB.
Tuesday, December 10th
A Christmas Story
Monday, December 9th
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Student Union Gymnasium
Lunch, inflatable Double Lane Bungee Run and Basketball Toss, chair massages, music and fun!
Play pool, video games or ping pong in the Rec Center or get in an afternoon workout in our fitness center!
Chicken strips, mac n' cheese, green beans, salad and drinks for the first 200 students!
Massages are given for five minutes on a first come, first served basis.
Healthy snacks also available in the fitness center!
Courtesy of ASB.
See what's going on at the Union!
Become a fan of the "University of Mississippi Medical Center Student Union" on Facebook!
Support Local. Save Money. Sponsor the Jackson Free Clinic.
With a 2014 Eat Jackson Card you get lots of great deals at local restaurants for the entire upcoming year!
The cards are $20 each, and $10 goes directly to the Jackson Free Clinic.
Some favorite deals:
- Free upsize at Cups! (All Cups locations) – average 10% savings per coffee
- Two for one dessert at Sal and Mookie's, 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 Group will be hosting a screening of the documentary Girl Rising on the evening of Tuesday, November 19th.
It will be held at 6 pm in the Union Rooms A & B, with a dinner provided by SOM Student Affairs.
The documentary looks at the power that educating girls in developing countries has on the health and well-being of entire communities. It has been highly praised, and we're excited for the opportunity to bring the film to the UMMC community!
Check out a trailer for the documentary below, and visit girlrising.org for more information!
In conjunction with the documentary,we will also be hosting a hygiene drive with donations going towards the School of Nursing's Mercy Delta Express Program to benefit students in the Mississippi Delta. There are many unseen factors that go into fostering an environment that encourages learning and involvement in school. Proper hygiene is one of them. There are many students that the MDEP work with who would greatly benefit from simple things like hygiene products, so we really encourage your participation to impact education in our state!
Collection boxes will be setup this week for donations outside of the SOM Student Affairs office, as well as R153 (M1 Classroom).
Also, a donation of hygiene products is suggested admission to the screening on Tuesday, Nov 19.
We look forward to your involvement!
Global Health Interest Group
Wobble! Disco! Moonwalk! Salsa! Electric Slide!
The UMMC chapter of the Student National Medical Association will be holding its first community service project of the year entitled "Dancing For Diabetes". The premise is so easy! This event will be a dance-a-thon with the grand prize of a $100 Visa card going to the individual or couple that dances the longest. Admission will be $5 per person or $8 for couples.All proceeds from this event will benefit the Mississippi Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Refreshments for participants will be served from 6-6:30 pm and throughout the night. It's going to be a fantastic night filled with good food, good music, and GREAT dancing. So come on out and be 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 an estimate 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 annual Hungry Games November 4 – November 15. The Hungry Games is a student body-wide food drive benefitting Stewpot Community Services, Inc. The school that collects the most food, measured by weight of food donated per capita, will receive 100 points toward the School Cup. Other schools will receive points based on how their per capita donation relates to the winning school.
Drop-off boxes will be located in each school until Friday, November 15 at noon. Items to donate include canned meats, canned fruits, Mac-N-Cheese, peanut butter, jelly, rice, Hamburger Helper, spaghetti and 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!
Courtesy of your Associated Student Body, we have a limited number of Mississippi Symphony Orchestra tickets available for pickup in the Student Union's administrative office (NN108) ,School of Medicine Student Affairs Office (N145) and Graduate Medical Education (R102) while quantities last (limit 2 per student). Symphony tickets will be available for pickup beginning Thursday, November 7 at 9:00 am. Bravo II: Verdi’s Requiem7:30 PM, Saturday, November 16, 2013Thalia Mara HallMississippi Symphony OrchestraThalia Mara Hall225 East Pascagoula St Jackson, MSDirections:http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=225+East+Pascagoula+St&csz=Jackson%2C+MS&country=us&new=1&name=&qty=Website:http://www.msorchestra.com/
A BIG THANK YOU everyone for making the 2nd Annual Spooky U benefiting Mississippi Children’s Home Services such a great success! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Thanks to the great participation and our wonderful sponsors, we were able to raise over $1,500 for Mississippi Children’s Home Services.
CONGRATULATIONS to the School of Pharmacy for the best themed booth with the “Circus” theme! All the great themes made it so hard for judges because all groups were so great (we may have to increase the categories next year)!
Also, we still have a few t-shirts left for sell for and they will be 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 in a t-shirt, please send your information to UMMC.MSFA@gmail.com (do not reply to this email). If you were a booth participant, please list your group’s theme or name in the email.
If you participated or attended Spooky U please take a second and provide us some feedback so we can continue to make this event bigger and better each year! Survey is available here: 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, Nov. 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
Don't forget to like the ASB page on Facebook too!
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 during lunch for our "Monster Mash for Cash" event!
All students can enter into our drawing to be one of three contestants to step inside our "Monster Mash for Cash" money machine!
Grabbing something from the cafeteria or Bookstore? Your receipt can be used as an EXTRA chance to win!
Drawings begin at 12:30 p.m.
Each contestant will have 30 seconds to grab as much paper money as possible! The student with the most money wins!
Prizes are courtesy of the ASB:
1st place - $50 Sal & Mookie's/Broad Street/Bravo gift card
2nd place - $30 UMMC Bookstore gift card
3rd place -$20 UMMC 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: Oct. 23
Where: Student Union gymnasium
Perks: Donors will receive a free T-shirt and pizza during the lunchtime 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, Oct. 24, from 6-8 p.m. 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 T-shirts 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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mississippi State Medical Association Foundation is hosting their Second Annual Cadaver Course Run on Oct. 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.
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 or would like to sign up to help this wee, 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 e-mails 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 e-mail myself or Ryan Marshall at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing some excited builders this Saturday!
Thanks, Benjamin GoogeRyan Marshall
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 a.m.-4 p.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
General Information: 601-984-1000
Patient Appointments: 888-815-2005