The Chicago retreat February 17 to 19 turned out to be the adventure it promised to be. The exploration and excitement of the relationship of faith to science! Students Diamond Akabuaku, Amanda Barrett, Rebecca Bujnoch, Cameron Duke, Breana Francis, Kendall Hohl, Katherine Kovalchin, Kearstin Turner and Sarah Stegler , along with 2016 MCCN graduate Yuliya Fonin joined Dr. Ellen O’Shaughnessy, director of Campus Ministry, and her husband, Dr. J. Robert Padberg for the experience. The retreat was funded by the Downtowners Campus Ministry and hosted by the Chicago Province of the Episcopal Church.
Forty five students and campus ministers represented by colleges and universities including the University of Chicago, Michigan Tech, Kenyon College, our own Mount Carmel College of Nursing explored together this theme with scientist and theologian author Lucas John Mix. Sessions of time for prayer and reflection were spent around the marvels of creation, the possibility of extraterrestrial life and what that means for our faith and theology. Four hours were spent on Saturday afternoon at the Museum of Science and Industry with a special workshop on future energy in Chicago. The retreatants competed in games which were focused on the environment and the challenge of saving the planet through the latest inventions and ways of conserving energy. Additional exhibits included studies and experiments in meteorology and genetics. The possibility of life on other planets challenges our complacency that we are the only beings in the universe!
The Village Mountain Mission is a non-profit, non-denominational, faith-based mission project located in the Dominican Republic. They run construction programs, educational programs, and medical programs and are looking for medical interns who are able to commit at least a year to volunteer their time working in the Dominican Republic. While this is a volunteer position, most basic living expenses will be taken care of while living on the mission property. The medical intern job responsibilities will be: reporting to the director and board advisors, enabling and assisting local women who help the mission as health promoters in visiting patients on home visits, keeping an open communication with director and board advisors on educational topics being taught to local residents and health promoters, organizing medical educational classes in schools and communities, teaching health promoters new health topics and continuing to review previously learned health topics, leading medical groups in home visits and clinics, organizing inventory of medical supplies and donations, and being willing to help other programs as time allows.
Have a funny or poignant nursing-related story to tell? Amanda Page, MFA, assistant professor, is organizing a nurses’ storytelling session: “Nerve Endings: Stories from the Practice,” at Wild Goose Creative at 2491 Summit St., Columbus, on Saturday, March 18, at 7 p.m. Contact Amanda at email@example.com if you are interested in letting your voice be heard at this fun event. All are welcome to participate and/or attend.
Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Allison Erlinger, MLIS, has been promoted to Health Sciences Librarian and will be providing library services to other Trinity hospitals located in Iowa and Illinois. Allison started as Library Assistant in 2014 and helped implement the Library GoGreen initiative in 2016. We are very happy that she is able to further her career with the Library. Allison has another thing to celebrate – receiving a Masters of Library and Information Sciences from Kent State University in August 2016. Stop by and congratulate Allison on her accomplishments – her desk is now on the 4th floor.
Mount Carmel College of Nursing has scheduled an on-site evaluation of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate program with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) from April 3 to 5, 2017. This provides an opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, comments regarding a program’s qualifications for accreditation. These written third-party comments must be received by CCNE by March 13, 2017. All comments are to be directed to: