2A - Thursday, March 18, 2010
In Other Ivory Towers
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Hospice Student Companions
Though many pre-health students
spend much of their time focused on
acing their organic chemistry exams
and MCATS, one student group is
working to give them a way to spend
their free time that may help in their
Founded during the 2007-2008
school year, Hospice Student Com-
panions allows students to volunteer
at nursing homes and work with hos-
The goal of the group is to make
students more aware of patients liv-
ing in hospice, and to create an arena
for students to volunteer their ser-
vices, according to LSA senior Anna
Chase, co-founder and president of
Hospice Student Companions.
The club works with the Howell-
based nursing home, the Howell Care
Center, where volunteers visitpatients,
most of whom are 85 years of age and
older and are given six months or less
to live, according to Chase. Some stu-
dents also visit hospice patients in
their ownhomes, she said.
Prior to the club's formation,
working with hospice patients was
typically an option reserved only for
pre-med students. Chase said the club
was created so that all students who
express an interest in the medical
field can volunteer.
"The actual volunteer work is my
favorite," Chase said. "I love when
you walk into the room and see the
patient light up and smile."
The club has about 40 members
who are trained to become hospice
volunteers by professionals from in-
House Hospice, located in Southfield,
Chase said student volunteers play
an important role in hospice patients'
lives by providing them with com-
panionship. Most volunteers work
one-on-one with a patient once a
week. During this time they talk, play
cards or help the patient create a "life
review," which is a journal document-
ing the patient's life memories.
In addition to educating the cam-
pus community on the importance
of hospice patients through the club,
Chase also said she hopes to organize
seminars on grief management to
educate the community.
Kinesiology junior Christina
Monolo, a member of Hospice Student
Companions, volunteers at the Hill-
side Terrace Nursing Home. Monolo,
a pre-med student, said she wanted
to get volunteer experience working
with patients but was hesitant to vol-
unteer at a hospital because she want-
ed to work directly with the patients
rather than do remedial tasks.
"I wanted to volunteer with hos-
pice patients because I wanted to
be the last impression on their life,"
Monolo said. "My favorite part of vol-
unteering is being the highlightof the
patient's week and makingtheir day."
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CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
Cup of java spills,
WHERE: 1301 Beal Avenue
WHEN: Tuesdayat about 7 a.m.
WHAT: Coffee was acciden-
tally spilled on a University-
owned Lenovo Thinkpad,
University Police reported.
There are no suspects.
Thief goes postal,
WHERE: Fleming Adminis-
WHAT: Three rolls of stamps
valued at about $132 were sto-
len from a closet in a locked
staff office, University Police
reported. There are no sus-
WHERE: West Medical Cen-
WHEN: Tuesday at about 9:45
WHAT: 208 parking valida-
tion tickets worth about $50
were stolen from behind the
Cancer Center front desk, Uni-
versity Police reported. There
are no suspects.
WHERE: East Medical Center
WHEN: Tuesday at about 9:30
WHAT: A hospital visitor's
nylon bathroom case was sto-
len, University Police report-
ed. There are no suspects.
Diag Pride Rally
WHAT: Speakers from
the University and the
LGBTA community will
highlight the rally.
WHEN: Today from 12 p.m.
to 7 p.m.
Talk on impact
of media sexism
WHAT: Author Dr. Lyn
Mikel Brown will discuss
her research from her novel
"Packaging Girlhood" and
its implications for parents
and girls. Admission is free
and open to the public.
WHO: Institute for
WHEN: Today from
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Neutral
Zone, 310 East Washington
Dressing in drag
WHAT: University stu-
dents and drag queens will
perform, showcasing drag
culture between acts.
WHO: Ambatana, South
Quad Multicultural Council
WHEN: Today from
at 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
* A Mar.17, 2010 arti-
cle in the Daily titled
"MSA pres. apologizes
expense" incorrectly stat-
ed Jim Brusstar's title. He
is MSA's Student General
Counsel and an Engineer-
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Under the influence of
marijuana and several
shots of whiskey, a Ken-
tucky man left his five-week-
old son in the oven overnight,
CNN reported. The door to the
oven door was kept open and
the appliance was not turned
on. The man was arrested by
police and his son was found
An improvisational cre-
ative arts orchestra will
be performing tonight at
Rackham Auditorium at 8 p.m.
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