Did you know there are an estimated 3.1 million registered nurses in the United States? Monday, May 6, is National Nurses Day, which kicks off a week of celebrating nurses and all they do. National Nurses Week, designated by the American Nurses Association, recognizes the contributions nurses make to health care. It ends on Sunday, May 12, which is the birthday of Florence Nightingale who is credited with establishing nursing as a profession. Nightingale has a museum named after her in London but you can see some of the letters she penned in an exhibit at our own Clendening History of Medicine Library.
Stay tuned for the upcoming launch of KU Market Center, an easy-to-use online purchasing system. Scheduled to be released in fall 2013, the KU Market Center will offer you a quick and easy way to obtain goods from many of the suppliers you use today - think Amazon.com for KUMC! You will be able to browse and shop for items like office/computer, lab, and manufacturing supplies in electronic catalogs provided by Fisher Scientific, VWR, Sigma Aldrich, Staples, HP, and many more. And by allowing you to customize the site with your commonly ordered items, KU Market Center will help cut the time it takes to order items by giving you easy access to all your favorite products.
While you will have a number of opportunities to learn more about this new site in the coming months, you can stay informed by visiting the KU Market Center website or by contacting the project team with any questions.
We need 16 volunteers to help with Team KU's Corporate Challenge volunteer event, which is the duathlon/triathlon event on Sunday, June 16, 5:30 to 11 a.m, Shawnee Mission Park, 7710 Renner Road., in Shawnee, Kan. You can volunteer even if you did not sign a participation waiver and you can recruit family members and friends (do not have to be employed at KU Medical Center) as well.
All volunteers must be 19 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2013. It is crucial that volunteers are at the scheduled venue(s) at the scheduled time(s). Volunteers perform a variety of duties including check-in, timekeeping, scorekeeping, assisting at water stations, or providing general direction to participants. You do not need experience in the sport to be an effective KCCC volunteer. Corporate Challenge games captains will provide complete instructions to all volunteers when you check-in.
In the event of inclement weather, call the KCCC rainout line at 913-312-8843 and if there is nothing to the contrary, assume that the event will take place. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Erin Manning.