Health Center Expecting Vaccine
The NMU Health Center expects to receive its usual allotment of influenza vaccine within the next few weeks, according to Dr. Thomas Schacht.
He said a schedule of immunization clinics to be held at various on-campus locations will be announced as soon as the vaccine becomes available.
Students Help at Flu Clinic
Nursing students who volunteered at the community flu clinic Tuesday at the Superior Dome received a dual dose of hands-on experience in both mass inoculations and disaster preparedness training. The seniors are enrolled in a community health clinic course taught by Bitsy Wedin (Nursing, pictured far right). Full Story
Disciplines Merge for 'Food, Culture & Society'
An example of interdisciplinary collaboration that targets primarily nontraditional students can be found in a new offering titled “Food, Culture and Society.”
Developed by Michael Broadway (Geography) and Mohey Mowafy (HPER), it will address such issues as how food can have different meanings for different people; how fast food originated in the United States; where the food on our plates comes from and who produces it; and why people are going hungry at the same time that obesity is a growing epidemic. Full Story
An NMU employee profile
Students and employees aren't always "at their best" when they confront Alice Depue (Health Center).
As a registered nurse, Depue has provided care to those who need it for 25 years.
“What I do here is basically office nursing," she said. "I take patients back into the examination rooms, evaluate what they’re having problems with, and get them ready to see the physician. I also do many allergy shots and immunizations because of NMU’s measles policy,” she said.
The allergies of the summer season along with the colds and flu of the winter season keep the Health Center busy all year long, but students and faculty are only able to utilize its services until 5 p.m. “It wasn’t always that way,” said Depue. Full Story