Past and Upcoming Events
All meetings are from 6:00-7:00 pm
Coffee Hour with WIMS Local Outreach Coordinator Emma Potter
Emma Potter is a junior, pursuing Bachelors of Science in Chemistry and in Veterinary Science. She hopes to pursue a career in veterinary medicine, possibly with specialties in surgery and exotics. In her free time, she enjoys playing the trumpet with the UA Wind Ensemble and volunteering at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. To relax, Emma reads and hangs out with her pet kingsnake, Santiago. She joined WIMS in her second semester at the UA, and she has greatly enjoyed volunteering at various events, especially the science outreach events at local elementary schools. As such, she is extremely excited to contribute to WIMS in the form of coordinating outreach and other community involvement. If you have any suggestions or input, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be packing boxes, sorting food, or opening cases of food for this local food bank.
This is always a super fun event - we will be working on creating, painting, and assembling ceramic retail ornaments, gifts, and jewelry to be sold in the Shop KIND. These items help to fund educational materials and Kind Campus Curriculum which is given to schools around the world free of charge. (Volunteers have a suggested donation of $5/person to cover materials and operational costs).
Light the Night Walk is put on every year by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to raise awareness and donations for blood cancer research and patient support. This year WIMS is helping during the event's registration, SATURDAY OCTOBER 26 from 3:30-7:30. *We will be dividing into two, two-hour shifts, one from 3:30-5:30 and another from 5:30-7:30*. We need 8 volunteers for EACH shift and alternates to sign up, as well as anyone willing to be a carpool driver.
Coffee Hours with WIMS Health Initiative Coordinator Megan Baker at the Starbucks by the Main Library
Megan is a Senior majoring in Public Health with an emphasis in Epidemiology. She hopes to obtain her Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology after she finishes her undergraduate degree. Outside of being involved with WIMS, Megan is a volunteer for the Pima County Health Department, and she is involved in Greek life here on campus. For her Honors Thesis she will be conducting research on skin cancer with the Banner Health Cancer Center. During her free time, Megan loves to swim, play tennis, and go hiking. If you have any questions please feel free to contact her at email@example.com.
Representatives from the Banner Health Skin Cancer Institute will be talking about skin cancer prevention both individually and throughout Pima County. They will discuss everything they have done to help the community, as well as what we can do to help ourselves. The Skin Cancer Institute is always looking for more interns, and project SASS (which they will explain) is also a 400 level U of A course that people can sign up to take. They will also be bringing a non harmful UV skin analyzer so that we can look to see if we have any sun damage.
Location: ILC 150
Speaker Dr. Kate Bunton
Kate Bunton, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona. Her research interests focus on kinematic, aerodynamic and acoustic characteristics of normal and disordered speech, correlates of speech intelligibility, and issues of normal and disordered speech motor control.
Coffee Hour with WIMS President Megan Baum at the Starbucks by the Main Library
Megan is a senior, double majoring in Biochemistry as well as Molecular and Cellular Biology in addition to pursuing a minor in Spanish. Megan plans to attend medical school after graduation. In addition to WIMS, Megan is an instructor for MCB 181 lab and a member of the UA Quidditch team. In her free time, she enjoys reading, the occasional hike and relaxing with friends.
This coffee hour will be with Courtney. Here is a little bit about her. Courtney, our Vice President, is currently a non-degree seeking student. She graduated with a BA in German Studies last spring and is actively applying to medical school. She precepts for the PSIO 395B class, scribes in the TMC emergency department, and works as an EMT for University EMS. On the weekends she enjoys hiking with the Ramblers club and playing with her three dogs.
At the Dunkin’ Donuts on University.
Maddie, our Public Relations Director, will be hosting our first coffee hour! Maddie is a junior majoring in Physiology and Gender & Women’s Studies. She plans on taking her MCAT in January and applying to medical school this next cycle. She researches on T cells, mentors first year honors students, and is the health advocate for her sorority, Chi Omega. Outside of school, she enjoys working out and going to music festivals.
Our next health initiative will be brought to you by Dr. Jennifer Schnellmann. Thanks to everyone who filled out the google form on potential topics for Dr. Schnellmann to discuss, the winning topics were Pharmaceutical Mental Manipulations, Contraceptives and Drugs for Sexual Health and Caffeine.
Location: McClelland Park rm 105