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.

21 April 2012

Building Dedication

Yesterday was the dedication ceremony for the College of Public Health's new building. There were a lot of people and a very exciting atmosphere. I tweeted from the event. You can read my original tweets on my twitter page, but I am also posting the pictures here. I apologize for the poor quality, they were all taken on my cell phone.

The day started off with Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC. He gave a great speech about the CDC as well as many of the CDC funded activities occurring at the University of Iowa.

After that there was a brief break with some people touring the building.

Ryan meeting with visitors.

CPH Students

Katie meeting with Dr. Frieden

Joanna, Tom, and Carmen--CPH Student Ambassadors

Next up was the main presentation. I was sitting in an overflow room where the audio/visual was streamed from the main auditorium.

Dean Sue Curry began the introductions.

Followed by some words from UI President Sally Mason

And the keynote speaker Senator Tom Harkin

The evening ended with public building tours. In all, it was a really successful and enjoyable day. It certainly is an exciting time to be a public health student at the University of Iowa!

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