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March 24, 2013

All business - before lobbying

All business - before lobbying

Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

This past weekend, I spent four days in Washington, DC for Friends Committee on National Legislation’s (FCNL) spring lobby weekend. FCNL is a Quaker Lobby for the public interest on Capitol Hill. They are a nonpartisan organization that seeks a world free of war or the threat of war, free of discrimination, a reduced carbon emitting earth, and they were the first non-Native American group on Capitol Hill to lobby in favor of Native American rights. This year, our lobby topic concerned energy and the environment. For two days, we learned all about the topic and on Tuesday, we went to our senators and house members offices and gave them our opinion! We were then informed by their staffers how each member is working on the issues we presented. We specifically learned a lot about the clean energy bill that Rob Portman has proposed in the past, why it failed, what they are doing to fix it, and how it should succeed in the future. We also had the opportunity to meet Senator Sherrod Brown, and he spoke to us on the steps of the Capitol Building! On top of the educational part of the trip, there was plenty of time for exploring DC and eating at some great restaurants (including Busboys and Poets, the best rated vegan restaurant in DC of 2012!)

Now Listening:
Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse
(Fat Possum; 2013)
http://www.last.fm/music/Youth+Lagoon/Wondrous+Bughouse


 

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March 18, 2013

Contributed by: Lynnea Kraft

            This semester is flying by. My internship at Drayer Physical Therapy is going well and I am still enjoying working at Jen’s Deli during lunch hours.  My classes are getting tougher as I get deeper and deeper into course material.  Although these classes are getting a bit more difficult I am really enjoying learning material that will be useful to me in my future career.

 My physiology class with Don Troike has especially peaked my interest. He gives detailed explanations of body functions from first hand experiences to help us understand complex concepts.  General Medical Conditions with Linda Tecklenberg  is probably my most challenging course. The tests often include essays which require recalling and incorporating info from numerous sources into an educated answer. That means I really have to keep up on the reading she gives, and remembering it all!  My kinesiology class with Kim Isaac is basically “just” memorizing all of the body’s muscles’ locations, functions, and innervations. These can definitely get confusing with so many similar muscle names and common functions. Although I have about 50 muscles to memorize for her class, my memorizing doesn’t stop there! For Evaluation of the Lower Extremities I must learn the ligaments, muscles, bones and common injuries of the ankle.  I wish I could say “I will be an expert in no time,” but learning this requires patience, repetition, one more year of undergraduate study, plus three years of graduate school. Whohooo for lots of learning!

Hope your semester is as educational as mine!

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Spring Break And Beyond

March 10, 2013

My new springtime friend

My new springtime friend

Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

Spring Break came and left all too quickly, as it does every year. This may be one of the strangest spring breaks I’ve had yet; we had 8 inches of snow in Wilmington. I never thought I would be making a snowman over spring break, but it is what it is. I’m now looking forward to cycling weather!!

The new month also marks the time I switch my Athletic Training rotation. This month, I will be with the Men’s Lacrosse team, which will be exciting because it is a new sport on campus and I do not have any lacrosse experience. The junior AT class also just found out our senior sport assignments for next year, in which we will be with one team for the entire season. My sport is Men’s Basketball, and I am very happy with the sport I got. There will be many advantages to having the bulk of my clinical hours during the winter next year, including more cycling time when the weather is nicer, not having to be outside during bad weather (even though I love being outside), dressing up for games, watching our solid basketball team, etc. I’ll be updating to let you all know how lacrosse goes!

Now Listening:
Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
(What’s Your Rupture?; 2013)
http://www.last.fm/music/Parquet+Courts
 

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Student Health 101

March 03, 2013

 

Contributed By: Lynnea Kraft

   For those of you contemplating a healthier lifestyle, but don’t know where to start…check out Student Health 101! Student Health 101 is a website geared towards college students and the young adult lifestyle.  THe site has a section specifically tailored to the needs of the Wilmington College community. In addition, the home page has a button you can click for upcoming health based activities on campus. This relatively new addition to Wilmington College Health and Wellness Promotions has some really great tips. Videos, articles, and quizzes are the media SH101 uses to engage your brain.

   Although you may not want to wait for the videos to load, I would like to say that they are very beneficial (hopefully with the new Internet upgrade the college is receiving over spring break, these videos will be much more easily accessible) !   I recently watched few on the most recent addition of Student Health 101. The videos ranged from disordered eating to chocolate avocado mousse to group meeting pointers. If you still are too impatient to wait for a video to load they also have some great articles for a quick, educational read.

            Hopefully, Student Health 101 will inspire you to get active and maybe make one or two small changes to your life.

 Here is the link for Wilmington College’s very own SH101 :

http://readsh101.com/wilmington.html

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