May 2, 2008
  News Brief


Field Day is FREE!
Here’s your chance to don an inflatable suit and "wrassle" your friends at UNTHSC Field Day on Saturday, May 10, from 9 am to 2 pm at the Lockheed Martin Recreation Association fields at 3400 Bryant Irvin Road. Get your teams together for kickball, volleyball, human foosball and tug-o-war. Or, live out your American Gladiator fantasies by jousting or inflatable-suit sumo wrestling. Snacks and lunch will be served, and it’s all free.  Get your tickets through Wednesday, May 7, in the student lounge (EAD 116). Everyone is welcome, including family and friends. Contact Amber Dean for more details.

Skin cancer screenings May 10
Tarrant County dermatologists will offer free melanoma and skin cancer screenings on the 5th floor of the Patient Care Center on Saturday, May 10, from 8 am until noon. Screenings are open to the public, and no appointments are necessary. Only screenings will be offered on Saturday.  Anyone needing further evaluation or treatment will be directed to a local dermatologist. Free parking is available on both the east and west sides of the Patient Care Center. The event, sponsored in part by the Dallas/Fort Worth Dermatological Society and the American Cancer Society, was organized by Dr. David L. Grice, TCOM Class of ’89.

President’s Town Hall Meetings scheduled for May 12 and 13
Join President Scott Ransom for his Quarterly Town Hall Meetings Monday, May 12 at noon and Tuesday, May 13 at 7 am.  Both meetings are in Luibel Hall.  President Ransom will discuss UNT System Board of Regents actions, new leadership hires, construction progress and the new physical therapy and Master of Health Administration programs.

Carter Blood Care

Give blood on May 13
Carter Blood Care will conduct the next UNTHSC Blood Drive on Tuesday, May 13, from 8 am to 3 pm in the Atrium. Sign up now for an appointment at Carter’s Web site.  Walk-ins are welcome, but donors with appointments are taken first. Don’t forget to eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids before your donation. For more information about giving blood, see Carter’s Donation Guidelines or contact Sallie Spotanski, administrative associate in Facilities Management and blood coordinator for UNTHSC.

HSC welcomes public school students for summer outreach
While summer usually means time for vacations and fun in the sun, some local public school students and teachers will spend their summer at the Health Science Center participating in one of several outreach programs. Beginning Monday, May 19, students involved in our outreach programs will learn about science, medicine and research in labs and classrooms around campus. This hands-on outreach effort offers a variety of programs designed to benefit minority students at all education levels. So if you see students on campus who look a little young to be in graduate school, they probably are.

High School Art Show


Student Art Show continues until May 25
From watercolors to sculpture, art work from high school students in and around Tarrant County is on display in our Atrium during the Health Science Center High School Art Show until May 25. The juried competition and show was founded in 1985, and, this year, invitations for entries were sent to 70 high school art teachers in Tarrant and surrounding counties. About 200 pieces were accepted for the show. Much of the art is for sale. To purchase artwork, call Shea Patterson-Young at ext. 0301 for artists' contact information. UNTHSC logo


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