February 23, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 8


Of Note


Celebrate Black History Month

SNMA offers Black History Month events Martin Luther King

February is Black History Month. The Student National Medical Association (SNMA), in conjunction with nursing and dental students, will offer a variety of events in celebration of Black History Month. Faculty, staff and students are invited to the following SNMA-sponsored events:

Black History Month information booth

Noon-1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in the student lounge in the Medical School building

SNMA Movie Night

Movie: TBA

7-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in lecture hall 3.104

"Healthy People 2010 and Racial Disparities in Healthcare"

Guest speaker: Dr. Joseph Iser, director, Region IV, U.S. Department of Public Health

Tuesday, Feb. 27, in lecture hall 3.104

Soul Food Lunch

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the student lounge in the Medical School building

Cost per plate: $5. Proceeds will benefit the SNMA.

For more information, call 641-1396.

Mary Mahoney students display African-American history

The UTHSC Mary Mahoney Nursing Students' Association is displaying posters of African-American achievers and black heritage in the Nursing School lobby.

The Mary Mahoney Nursing Students' Association, which has been in existence for 20 years, was established in honor of Mary Mahoney, the first African-American professional nurse in the United States. The purpose of the organization is to foster an academic environment that will enhance the recruitment and retention of African-American students into school and into the nursing profession.