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HSEA Kick-off: Thursday, 9/20/07 @ 6:30 PM at Professor Brennan’s House September 11, 2007

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Greetings HSEA-ers,

The school year is underway and our kick-off event is a week from this Thursday. Enjoy free food and drinks at Professor Brennan’s home while finding out what HSEA has in store for you this school year. Directions to 6413 Inner Drive from Engineering Campus:

Go east on Campus Drive
Campus Drive becomes University Avenue
Exit right onto Old Middelton Road
Turn left onto Old Sauk Road
Turn left onto Ozark Trail
Turn right onto Jetty Drive
Turn right onto Inner Drive

Feel free to post or e-mail Jared Leff (jaleff@wisc.edu) if you need a ride. Hope to see you all there!


HSEA at the Med School, Thursday May 3rd May 3, 2007

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If you’re lucky enough to check this blog, then check out HSEA at the Health Sciences Learning Center on May 3rd.

Tom Best, Sam Alper and Jared Leff will be presenting tomorrow to the medical school.  Sam will be presenting on Violations and Nursing, Tom regarding Outpatient Clinic Enhancement and Jared on Delirium Awareness and Prevention representing industrial engineers for Cover the Uninsured Week.  

The show starts at 12 noon on the Thursday, room 1306 at the HSLC building.

And there will be sandwiches and chips if you’re there on time!



Comparing Approaches to State Health Reform: Does it Matter? April 18, 2007

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This may be a great opportunity to find out what is happening on the state level and it’s free for students.

TITLE: Comparing Approaches to State Health Reform:  Does it Matter?

DATE: Wednesday, May 2nd

TIME: 8:00 to 9:30 AM

LOCATION:  Meriter Hospital Community Health Education Center 

202 South Park Street



Last HSEA Social of the Semester! April 17, 2007

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It’s time to get physical.  On Saturday 4/28 from 2 to 5pm, HSEA is hosting its final gathering of this great semester.  Our fearless leader, Rupa Valdez, has offered to entertain the rest of HSEA’s lowly members at her
new castle (

530 Toepfer Avenue

).  Now comes the physical part:  rain or shine, we will be playing Capture the Flag right away at 2pm at

Park.  The park is right near the
Valdez estate.  If we get enough attendance from both undergraduates and graduates, we might even pit the two groups against each other.  It shall be a classic battle of youth versus experience; physical functionality versus a deep desire to not appear old.  Afterwards, the graduates will return to the castle (Rupa’s house) to feast upon the spoils of war (various snacks and drinks – no entrées unless someone would like to bring them).  Undergraduates are invited to wait upon the victors if they wish.
All joking aside, it should be a great time!  Please reply to this email or on the blog if you’ll be coming and if you’ll need a ride!

Tom Best

Your loving Social Chair

IE Presentations at the UW Hospital April 2, 2007

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Come one, come all to the final project presentations from a group of Industrial and Systems Engineering students who work at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC).  ANYONE can attend one or multiple 20-minute presentations during the 4 hour and 20 minute time slot.  If you are interested in what Industrial Engineers do in healthcare, this is a FANTASTIC opportunity to see just that!

When:  Friday, May 11th from 12 to 4:20pm (a presentation starts every 20 minutes until 4pm)
Where:  Room G5 / 119 in the UW Hospital CSC (600 Highland Avenue)

Contact Tom Best for a detailed schedule of events and directions on how to get to the presentation room.

HSEA Presentation and Social March 12, 2007

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This Thursday, March 15, HSEA will be hosting a talk presented by Industrial and Systems Engineering Professor David Zimmerman, director of the Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis. The presentation, “Long Term Care in America: Can a Second Class Citizen Catch a Break?” will address problems facing the field of long term care and possible solutions. The talk will begin at 5:30pm in 3121 ME.

Please join us afterwards for an HSEA Social! Dinner and a photo scavenger hunt will commence at 7:30pm at the Nitty Gritty (Frances St.).

Charity Ball this Friday! February 28, 2007

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Hi all – this is from another student organization, but sounds like a fun event!


National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Charity Ball:

Did you know that a total of 1,444,920 new cancer cases and 559,650 new deaths for cancers are projected to occur in 2007? Chances are that someone you know will be one of the millions of people that are diagnosed with cancer this year. If you had the chance, would you try to do something to help? If so, here’s your chance:

On behalf of NSCS, I would like to cordially invite you and your committee members to join us at the NSCS Charity Ball benefiting the American Cancer Society; An evening of goodwill, good song, and good company.

Date: March 2, 2007

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: Memorial Union’s Great Hall

Dress: Semi-formal

Cost: $10 per person at the door

There will be cake, refreshments, raffles, information booths, and much more.

Feel free to bring dates and/or guests.

Please pass this email onto your friends, your student organization members, classmates, teammates, anyone! The more, the merrier!

Any questions? Please contact:

Erin Kaiser: ekaiser@wisc.edu or Kate Schleitwiler: schleitwiler@wisc.edu

We hope to see you there!

Resthaven Volunteer Schedule February 6, 2007

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Hey there all you engineering types,

Want to get off campus for a little bit? Want to escape academia for
a little longer (I hope so!)? Then come with your HSEA friends to
Resthaven Nursing Home on any or all of the following dates:

Februrary 11th
March 18th
April 22nd (**Note this time has been updated**)

Before each trip, we’ll plan to meet at Engineering Hall at 1 pm, and
then carpool out to Resthaven (W. Mineral Point Rd, past the
beltline). If people want to meet us out there, that’s fine too.

When HSEA visited Resthaven last semester, both the students and the
residents had a great time. I hope you join us! Questions or
comments?… just call or email me.

HSEA Outreach

Cell: 608-213-6220

HSEA’s Going to Watch the UW Men’s Basketball Team!!! February 6, 2007

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Hey HSEAers!!!In case you all were too busy studying or taking part in other activities unrelated to mass media, the UW men’s basketball team is kicking some butt this year!  With only two losses and a 19 game home win streak, Bo Ryan’s squad is chomping at the bit in anticipation of March Madness.  HSEA is planning on getting a first-hand look at the players……and no, that doesn’t mean we’ll be headed to the Kollege Klub.  Ok, we might.  See, the team plays
State on Saturday 2/17 at 11:17 AM at the

Center.  Right now we have no tickets, but we do have a fool-proof plan.  Away tickets that aren’t purchased by the visiting team are sold to the UW public at face value (~$20) starting one hour before the game.  Considering
State’s team is pathetic, and the game is at 11:17 AM, we think HSEA is likely to get tickets if we show up around 10 AM at the

Center ticket office.  And if we don’t get tickets, we can just go to the bar (like I said, the KK is a possibility…).  HSEA members will be paying for their own tickets if we go to the game, but I bet we might be able to coax some money for refreshments from Jared Leff…TBD.
Please respond to this email/post by Friday 2/9 if you’re interested in joining the festivities.  Have a great week!Tom BestYour HSEA social chair

HSEA Spring Semester Kickoff – Capture the Flag!!! February 6, 2007

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Now, the last thing most of you probably want to think about right now is playing Capture the Flag in this frigid weather………but come on now, let’s not be close-minded!  Gee golly, we’re engineers for pete’s sake!  I mean, it’s not as if we officers didn’t consider other options.  We were involved in heated debate about the idea of playing inside the UW Hospital, but the team of patients we were going to play against would only compete if we bet a life-time’s supply of tuna-salad bagel sandwiches from the cafeteria….complete with one black fashionably placed olive inside each bagel hole.  HSEA couldn’t afford such high stakes. 

So, as option dos, own glorious president Rupa has offered up her 745
East Gorham residence for a night of good food and great Capture the Flag competition (right next door at James Madison Park).  For the food, we’d like people to bring a small dish to pass, with the theme “what food or drink would you like to have in a hospital”.  Tuna-salad bagel sandwiches are highly discouraged…….black olive or not.  And remember to wear your “active sport” apparel.

Here lies the rub:  we want you to pick which dates/times you’re available for this event from the following list – 2/12, 2/13. 2/15, > 2/20 (anytime after 6:00 pm).  Please reply to this email/post with your response by Friday 2/9.   

Thanks, and have a great week! 

Your HSEA Officers