Lisa Wehr's Public Health Blog

Lisa is originally from Sigourney, Iowa. She attended Iowa State University and received her bachelor’s degree in Music in 2010. She is currently a first year Master’s of Public Health (MPH) student in community and behavioral health (CBH). Lisa works on the medicine-psychiatry unit at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). Through this blog Lisa hopes to let people learn about the CBH department.

This student blog is unedited and does not necessarily reflect the views of the College of Public Health or the University of Iowa.

02 August 2011

Time slips away

It's been a busy summer for me. I didn't realize I hadn't written in so long.

I finished up health communication and enjoyed it immensly.

I turned 22!

I worked...a lot. And then switched work titles. And soon will be switching work hours.

My brother got married.
It's been pretty hot here...hence the lovely humor spotted on a hospital office door.

Matt and I went to the Science Center in Des Moines. I LOVE the science center! Right now they have a plasticized body exhibit. I also have a fascination with bodies and plasticized bodies are amazing. This particular exhibit is called "Body Worlds Vital" (By Gunther von Hagens). A few years ago I saw a similar exhibit called "Bodies Revealed."  They both are pretty amazing exhibits, but I preferred the Bodies Revealed exhibit. Body Worlds Vital has fewer full bodies and many more individual body parts. They also try to do some "artistic" things to the full bodies they have which is just downright creepy sometimes. Bodies Revealed has a huge number of full bodies, in action poses, and not "artistically" presented. If you have an option between the two Bodies Revealed is my suggestion. I also think Bodies Revealed would be better for children because Body Worlds Vital requires a lot of reading and is much more adult oriented. But even if you don't have an option I'd say at least go to one because bodies are so freaking cool.

The science center also has some pretty neat stuff for kids (because really, I'm just an oversized kid...and a slightly hyperactive one). The picture above is the rocket I made and shot out of an air launcher. And there was this really cool vacuum tube setup to shoot balls through. And a ginormous domino setup (I knocked over my dominos just as I was no video). And lego race cars, and caternary arch building blocks, and a place to build the most efficient water turbine, and native Iowa animals, and a whole bunch of time-lapse photos.

And I got an iphone.

And I'm really excited for the fall semester to start.