UNMC Vitals: Weekly Student News
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Weekly Wellness Tip: Get Your Zzz's

Our 24/7 society seems to be slowly robbing us of our slumber, but at what cost? Sleep expert, professor of neuroscience and author of Why we sleep Dr Matthew Walker explores all the ways sleep can benefit our brains and our health.

Weekly Wellness Tips are courtesy of UNO/UNMC Campus Wellness
Vitals at a Glance
Get Involved
American Cancer Society at UNMC

MMI HABIA-VR Day Camp

Tech Transfer Boot Camp
Tee up for SHARING Clinics

See Us, Hear Us

Nebraska Summer Passport Program

UNMC Volunteer Initiatives
Announcements:
What's New This Year?
You can find new and expanded resources in the Student Life Center in Suite 2031. Visit the resources below for more information about counseling services and accessibility accommodations.
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, July 28
Wellness Seminar - The Art and Science of Stress Relief: 12pm to 1pm

Dr. Steven Wengel is a professor of Psychiatry and practitioner at UNMC. He will speak on the Art and Science of Stress and Resilience. Join the stream here.
All-campus forum: 2pm-3pm

The UNMC community is invited to attend -- in-person or online -- the July 28 all-campus forum with UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD. 

Attendees may join the forum from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Sorrell Center, Room 1005, or view the forum via Zoom
Nebraska Medical Orchestra Rehearsal: 7pm-9pm

The Nebraska Medical Orchestra rehearses Summer 2021.

Interested in joining? Contact Dr. Matthew Brooks at NebMedicalOrchestra@unmc.edu
Wednesday, August 18, 11:30am-1pm
 
Visit with student organization members and leadership and get connected to the causes and activities you're passionate about. Lunch will be provided!
Wednesday, August 25, 3pm-6pm

Faculty, staff and students are all welcome to attend the all-campus BBQ at the Ruth & Bill Scott Student Plaza. Enjoy free food and giveaways (while supplies last), music and backyard games. All are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Get Involved
SHARING the Green: September 24

SHARING Clinics are UNMC’s student-run clinics which provide high-quality medical care to Omaha's underserved populations, free of charge. This golf tournament is our most important fundraiser each year, making up half of the operational budget. Funds raised allow us to continue serving the people of Omaha. Register for the event here.
HABIA-VR Day Camp: July 26 - August 6
 
MMI Occupational and Physical Therapists will be holding an intensive therapy summer camp that will focus on improving upper-extremity motor control. They are seeking student volunteers. This camp is for children age 4-16 who have been diagnosed with hemiplegic or unilateral cerebral palsy.

See the flyer and email Dr. Gehringer at james.gehringer@unmc.edu for more information.
Applications Open for Tech Transfer Boot Camp
 
The 2021 Technology Transfer Boot Camp is scheduled to return as an in-person event on Aug. 16-20. Tech Transfer Boot Camp aims at scientists and students interested in what it takes to commercialize a new invention or discovery. Read more and apply.
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American Cancer Society at UNMC

The Office of Community Engagement, in partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS), is forming a new student organization, ACS at UNMC. We are seeking interested and highly motivated UNMC students to develop the student organization. Please contact Brooke Fitzpatrick if you are interested in this great leadership opportunity.
See Us, Hear Us: A UNMC Spoken Word Event
 
Register to share your poetry, prose, or song on Thursday, September 9 at the UNMC Ice Rink. Each participant will have 10 minutes maximum to perform. For questions, please contact Channing Bunch, Director of Student Life Inclusion and Diversity at channing.bunch@unmc.edu.
Summer Passport Program with Student Senate
 
Take this summer to explore Nebraska with the Nebraska Passport Program! To encourage students to get out and enjoy the state, Student Senate will be offering prizes for participating. The student who acquires the most stamps will be given a $75 gift card; second and third place will be given $50 and $25 gift cards, respectively. Passports can be requested here. Stamps can be collected May 1st to September 30th.
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Volunteer Initiatives

MUNA Box: A group led by UNMC students providing support to refugee and immigrant population by providing staple foods, education, and translation of COVID materials.

Support your NEighbor COVID-19: A group that focuses on providing support to high-risk community members, especially the elderly. Activities include picking up groceries, picking up medicine, and providing virtual companionship.

NorthStar Foundation: NorthStar is an all-boys after-school program in Omaha serving grades 3-12 during the school year, and grades 3-9 during Camp NorthStar Summer School. NorthStar has volunteer opportunities for UNMC faculty, staff and students for high school tutoring. Learn more and sign up here.
UNMC Vitals is a weekly publication of student news & events, with a separate version for each campus and online students. If this version does not reflect your home campus, please email vitals@unmc.edu.
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