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  • Student Activities - Upcoming

    Here's some information about upcoming UMMC student activities. Let Will Davis, ASB Web Chair  (, know if you would like to have something posted!

    ASB Interprofessional Event, April 22, 2015

    Our second ASB Interprofessional Sessions activity will take place at noon Wednesday, April 22, in R153. Dr. Shirley Schlessinger will give a talk titled, "Systems-Based Care: The Evolving Health Care Team." All students, faculty, and staff are invited! Free lunch!

    Past events

    Crawfish Party, April 11, 2015

    What: UMC Crawfish Party
    When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 11
    Where: Jackson Zoo - Community Center and Field (next to Zoo entrance)
    Who: All UMC students and guest 
    Cost: Completely Free 


    -Trey Lions will be performing, him and his band play every year and he is an awesome guy.  There will also be a performance set by our own talented M4 band, Four Hearts/ One Beat (but I feel like there's like 7 members now). 

    -We will have 1,200 lbs of crawfish cooked on site with all the fixins,' party platters for people who don't eat crawfish, many kegs of beer, nonalcoholic beverages, desserts, and I'm sure a bunch of things I'll buy last minute.  

    -Giant inflatable obstacle course and inflatable jousting ring.  We'll have intramural supplies with some balls, Frisbees, and ping pong balls for people to play on the field.

    -These are the grounds next to the zoo we had two years ago.  We have the giant field and community center building (in case of rain) and we have it rented all day.  Bring blankets and tailgate chairs if you want and get comfortable.  We will have a lot of folding chairs, as well.

    -Families are welcome if you would want to bring them.  You can grab a plate and enter the zoo with a group discount if you go together in groups of 10 or more.

    So take a study break that Saturday and come out for some sunshine and fellowship.  I'll send another e-mail next week with the last minute details and directions.

    ASB Trivia Night, February 23, 2015

    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.
    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, February 23, 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 (the intramural webpage) soon.
    Questions? Please e-mail me at

    Erin Taylor

    Taste of the U - Volunteers needed for February 21, 2015!

    Hey, everyone!

    The ASB will be hosting a booth at this year's Taste of the U event at the Jackson Medical Mall.  We would love to have your help in setting up and at volunteering at the event.

    Elizabeth Barrett, ASB Philanthropy Coordinator (

    ASB Student/Alumni Social at Fondren Public, February 20, 2015

    Come on out and hang out over Happy Hour with fellow UMMC students and alumni at our first ASB Student/Alumni Social.

    Where: Fondren Public

    When: Friday, February 20, 2015, 4-7 PM

    What: Happy Hour social event for UMMC students and alumni (most alcoholic drinks $1 off)

    Jointly Hosted by the Associated Student Body and the Office of Alumni Affairs

    Important Note: Must be 21 years of age and carry your government-issued ID to enter Fondren Public.

    Questions?  Please e-mail Peter Mittwede, ASB President ( or April Mann, Director of Alumni Affairs (

    Ambulance Chase Party, February 6, 2015

    The Ambulance Chase will be Feb. 6 at Hal and Mal's.  Details coming soon!

    As always, send me any questions or suggestions.

    Kevin Randolph, ASB Vice President (

    Intramural Disc Golf

    Love disc golf? Always wanted to play with UMC Intramurals? Never played before? GREAT! Now is your chance to register for UMC Intramural Disc Golf! This will be a one day tournament on Saturday Feb. 21. Do you have a buddy to team up with or would love to play but can't find a partner? No problem. 

    Team doubles or single play is welcome! Registration is now open and closes Feb. 18. 

    Register online at 

    When: February 21 Saturday 
    Registration close: February 18 

    Be My Valentine 5K, February 14, 2015

    Join fellow students in this 5K that benefits Safe Kids MS of UMMC!

    What: Be My Valentine 5K 

    When: February 14 @ 8 AM

    Where: Woodland Hills Baptist Church

    School Cup Points alert!  Each school that has a team of at least 5 runners will be awarded 25 School Cup points.

    Register here:

    Book and Supplies Drive, January 26-30, 2015

    For more information, please click on the School Cup Events and Standings link on the right side of this page!

    Dinner and a Movie, January 27, 2015

    Come out to the Student Union on the evening of Tuesday, January 27, for our monthly Dinner and a Movie.  

    We will be showing the movie, "Guardians of the Galaxy."

    Habitat for Humanity Event, January 24, 2015

    We will be helping Habitat for Humanity build a home in the Jackson area on January 24.  We are looking for around 30 volunteers - 15 for the morning shift and 15 for the afternoon shift.  Let us know if you would like to help out!

    Elizabeth Barrett, ASB Philanthropy Chair

    Jessica Bradshaw, Graduate School Philanthropy Coordinator

    Ping Pong Doubles Tournament

    Ok it's cold outside, but everyone is ready for some more activity! It's time to register for Intramurals' first Ping Pong Doubles Tournament! 
    Limited available spots, so sign up early to register! This is a one-day tournament on Saturday Jan. 24. Must have a complete roster for team approval. 

    Register online at 

    Thanks, Grant Saxton, ASB Intramural Chair (

    Jammin' for the JFC Lip Sync Competition, January 22, 2015

    Sign up for the 2015 Jammin' for the Jackson Free Clinic Lip Sync on January 22, 2015 at 6 PM in the Student Union. 

    Admission to watch is $5. Sign-up for teams is $50.  Pizza will be provided! 

    Sign up here:

    Contact Summer Bailey ( or Andrew Brown ( to sign up or for more information. 

    Hosted by the Family Medicine Interest Group. 

    Red Shoe Soiree, January 16, 2015

    Come on out and join us for this fantastic event that will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi.

    When: January 16, 7:30-11:00 PM

    Where: Hal and Mal's

    Cost: $75 for one,  $125 for a couple

    What it Includes: Food, beer, wine, and a special red shoe soiree cathead vodka drink

    Attire: Party casual with favorite dancin' red shoes

    Tickets available at

    Music by The Compositionz!

    Raffle for $1000 Lee Michael's Fine Jewelry Gift Card ($10/ticket)

    Toy Drive for Batson (Children's)

    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:

    SHRP: SH133 

    Pharmacy: outside of auditorium

    Nursing: First floor by elevators

    Dental: First floor student lounge

    Medicine: Outside of Dr. Clark and Mrs. Virginia's office

    Graduate: N146

    The dates for donation will be from November 11th to November 22ndAgain, 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 or Mina Tahai at Thanks again for your participation!


    Hungry Games

    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 ( or Dylan Lindsay (

      Happy Hungry Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor!


    Spooky U Results and Thanks!!!

    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 (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:

     Thank you! 

    ** SCHOOL CUP EVENT ** Movember "Toss for a Cure" Cornhole Tournament


    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: 

    To register for this event, you can go to the event website:

    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

    Sumner Abraham


    UMMC LGBT Alliance Meeting with Dr. Keeton

    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 Dickerson
    UMMC LGBT Alliance - President


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    Don't forget to like the ASB page on Facebook too!


    Pumpkin Carving Contest

     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


    Monster Mash for CASH!

    Monster Mash

    for CASH!

     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



    School Cup Event - Blood Drive

    Greetings, ASB!

    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 (, Dylan Lindsay (, or Dr. Lauren Bloodworth (


    UMMC MSFA's Spooky U Service Event benefiting Mississippi Children's Home Services

    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

    Cadaver Run!

    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 

    UMMC Habitat for Humanity

    Hi guys,

    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

    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  We look forward to seeing some excited builders this Saturday!

    Benjamin Googe
    Ryan Marshall 


    The Medic

    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 or

    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 or or contact Doris Nowell in Biomedical Illustrations (984-1215).  We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.