We asked our student ambassadors to identify their “happy place” on campus. Ahmed Abdel-Aziz, Epidemiology student Campus Center is probably the place that I enjoy being in the most. It really helps relieve my stress after long days of classes, and it’s a great place for me to hang out with friends. I’ve started to… Read more »
Healthy ways to manage your stress
In honor of Stress Awareness Month, we asked our student ambassadors to share tips on how they combat stress. Gabby Fleming, Epidemiology student Hey guys, this week I am going to share a rate of my stress level on a scale from 1-5 (1 being low, 5 being very high) in honor of April being… Read more »
Why public health?
In honor of National Public Health Week, we asked our student ambassadors to share their journeys to the world of public health. Ahmed Abdel-Aziz, Epidemiology student I had been interested in creating change when I was younger, and my parents had always wanted me to jump into a career in healthcare. While working in healthcare… Read more »
Health departments: the key to furthering the mission of public health
We asked our student ambassadors to explore what a health department actually does and how health departments connect to public health. Kate Colpetzer, Health Services Management student According to the Marion County Public Health Department, health departments focus on promoting “physical, mental, and environmental health, prevent and protect against disease, injury, and disability.” Health departments… Read more »
Presidential influences on public health
In honor of Presidents Day, we asked our student ambassadors to name a president that has had a positive influence on the field of public health. Kate Colpetzer, Health Services Management student Under the Obama Administration, the Affordable Care Act was born. The ACA was created to expand healthcare coverage in America by reforming private… Read more »
Honoring influential African American leaders in public health, past and present
In honor of Black History Month, we asked our student ambassadors to highlight a historical fact about a famous African-American (and just like the wonderful public health students they are, they all chose African-Americans who have made significant contributions to the field of public health). Kate Colpetzer, Health Services Management student Do you know who… Read more »
Gaining new perspectives: public health and entertainment
We asked our student ambassadors to recount the last movie or TV show they watched, or the last book they read and how it tied back to public health. Kate Colpetzer, Health Services Management student Today I want to talk about movies! The last movie that I watched was Little Women (2019). This movie has… Read more »
What is your dream for the world?
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day last Monday, we asked our student ambassadors, “What is your dream for the world?” Kate Colpetzer, Health Services Management student When prompted to think “what would make the world a better place,” it is easy to want to jump to large, significant movements that would completely reshape… Read more »
COVID-19 public health emergency: renew or expire?
With the COVID-19 public health emergency extension currently in place until mid-January, we asked our public health student ambassadors if they believe the emergency should be renewed further or allowed to expire. Kate Colpetzer, Health Services Management student The Covid-19 emergency has been extended into mid-January. The question is, should this emergency be extended further… Read more »
Music and studying: Do they go together?
We asked our student ambassadors, “Do you like to listen to music while you study, or do you prefer to study in silence?” Kate Colpetzer, Health Services Management student Music can be a great medium for students to focus and relax during their study sessions. There are thousands of study playlists on YouTube that students… Read more »