July 27, 2017: Poet Tea at HSC needs more RSVPs

The Poet Tea at HSC on Thursday, 7/27 from 5-7pm needs at least 5 more RSVPs by end of business tomorrow, Friday, 7/21. It’s in some danger of being cancelled if more people aren’t interested in attending. Event details:

Poet Tea with Lynne Thompson
This is a free book club meeting like all WIM book club meetings, just this one has a wonderful poet, tea and snacks with it. See below on what and where to read Ms. Thompson’s poetry, if you are so inclined. Or just come for the snacks (but RSVP so we have enough snacks, thanks).
When: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 5-7pm
Where: Norris Medical Library West Conference Room

Here’s where you RSVP: http://www.uscwim.org/calendar.asp
Here’s more information on the event: https://uscwim.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/july-27-2017-hsc-book-club-poet-tea-with-lynne-thompson/
Here are some photos from the last time proving how much fun we had at the Poet Tea last February: https://uscwim.wordpress.com/2017/03/02/2162017-poets-tea-photos/
Here’s the flyer link (flyer image below):
https://uscwim.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/poettealynnethompson201707271.pdf

And here’s how I’ll look if this event doesn’t happen. 🙂

So, please RSVP so I don’t have to look like that. Please?

Thank you.

7/28/2017 Luncheon with Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director of LA County Public Health

Have lunch with the woman in management who takes care of the health of all 10.4 million of us in LA County.

Luncheon with Dr. Barbara Ferrer
Director of LA County Public Health

When: Friday, July 28, 2017, Noon Where: Norris Medical Library West Conference Room
Luncheon with Dr. Barbara Ferrer
Director of LA County Public Health
When: Friday, July 28, 2017, Noon
Where: Norris Medical Library West Conference Room
RSVP: http://uscwim.org/calendar.asp

As director of public health, Dr. Barbara Ferrer works to further the Los Angeles County Health Agency to further its mission to integrate services and activities that enable the Health Agency to build health equity across the county. The Department of Public Health is one of three agencies that make up the Health Agency. The other two are the Department of Health Services and the Department of Mental Health.

Dr. Ferrer was previously the chief strategy officer for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, where she oversaw key program areas, including food, health, and well-being. She has also been a senior leader of public health agencies in Massachusetts, particularly in Boston.

Dr. Ferrer has a doctorate in social welfare from Brandeis University, where she was a Pew Doctoral Fellow. She also holds master’s degrees in public health from Boston University and in education from UMass, Boston. She earned her bachelor’s degree at UC Santa Cruz.

Reservation and cancellation deadline is July 21, 2017 so we can get the catering worked out. Please email Ginger Mayerson at mayerson@usc.edu. Checks must be received by July 17 to Ginger Mayerson (MC 0281) to facilitate check-in. RSVPs will be voided on July 18 if checks are not received to accommodate the waiting list. WIM is responsible for each RSVP, so kindly bear in mind that there is no refund for no-shows. Please call Ginger at 323-384-6049 if you have any questions.

click for pdf flyer

Click here for the whole 2017 WIM HSC Summer Program post


And don’t forget to check our calendar for exciting new events.

7/20/2017: WIM Mixer at HSC (mixer 1 of 2) Edmondson Lounge

Unwind with WIM
A WIM Mixer at Edmondson Lounge
When: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 4-7pm
Where: Edmondson Lounge at HSC
RSVP: http://uscwim.org/calendar.asp
Free event. Please RSVP in case of a venue change. Thanks!

And then…
Unwind with WIM again
Another WIM Mixer at Edmondson Lounge
When: Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 4-7pm
Where: Edmondson Lounge at HSC
RSVP: http://uscwim.org/calendar.asp
Still a free event. Please RSVP in case of a venue change. Thanks!

Click here for the whole 2017 WIM HSC Summer Program post


And don’t forget to check our calendar for exciting new events.

7/18/2017 Prof Dev: Yoga Breathing for Health and Happiness

Yoga Breathing for Health and Happiness
And those times when screaming into a pillow just isn’t an option.

When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 10 to 11am
Where: Norris Medical Library West Conference Room

Come learn a few easy yoga breathing techniques you can do at your desk or anywhere with yoga teacher, Lisa Moncure.
Yoga Breathing for Health and Happiness
And those times when screaming into a pillow just isn’t an option.
When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 10 to 11am
Where: Norris Medical Library West Conference Room
RSVP: http://uscwim.org/calendar.asp

Come learn a few easy yoga breathing techniques you can do at your desk or anywhere with yoga teacher, Lisa Moncure.

Some possible benefits of a regular practice of simple, deep breathing include:
• Increased energy levels
• Muscle relaxation
• Lower/stabilized blood pressure
• Decreased feelings of stress
• Reduced emotional and nervous anxiety
• Increased lung capacity
• Released acute and chronic muscular tensions around the heart and digestive organs
• Encourages proper nervous stimulus to the cardio-vascular system
• Improved detoxification through increased exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen
• Amplifies the auto immune system by increased distribution of energy to the endocrine system
• Calms the mind and integrates the mental/physical balance

Click for pdf flyer

Reservation and cancellation deadline is July 17, 2017. Please email Ginger Mayerson at mayerson@usc.edu. Checks must be received by July 11 to Ginger Mayerson (MC 0281) to facilitate check-in. RSVPs will be voided on July 12 if checks are not received to accommodate the waiting list. WIM is responsible for each RSVP, so kindly bear in mind that there is no refund for no-shows. Please call Ginger at 323-384-6049 if you have any questions.
Dates and times subject to change, please RSVP to be notified.
Seating is limited, please RSVP at http://www.uscwim.org/calendar.asp ASAP.

Click here for the whole 2017 WIM HSC Summer Program post


And don’t forget to check our calendar for exciting new events.

July 27, 2017: HSC Book Club Poet Tea with Lynne Thompson

Poet Tea with Lynne Thompson

This is a free book club meeting like all WIM book club meetings, just this one has a wonderful poet, tea and snacks with it. See below on what and where to read Ms. Thompson’s poetry, if you are so inclined. Or just come for the snacks (but RSVP so we have enough snacks, thanks).
When: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 5-7pm
Where: Norris Medical Library West Conference Room

Lynne Thompson is the author of “Start with a Small Guitar” (What Books Press, 2013) and “Beg No Pardon” (Perugia Press, 2007). She received a Master Artist Fellowship from the City of Los Angeles for 2015-16.

Ms. Thompson’s “Beg No Pardon” won the 2007 Perugia Press Book Award and the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award. A Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of three chapbooks, “We Arrive By Accumulation”, “Through a Window” and “Jezebels on the Loose”, Ms. Thompson received commissions from Emory University and Scripps College to write poems in collaboration with a choreographer and a sculptor, respectively. Thompson’s poems have previously appeared or are forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Salamander as well as the anthologies New Poets of the American West and Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Thompson lives in Los Angeles, California, where after 20 years, she retired from her position as Director of Employee & Labor Relations at UCLA. (Further proof that not even a day job can keep a poet from the pen!)

You can read Ms. Thompson’s poetry on these websites: http://www.poetry.us.com/lynnethompson.html https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/lynne-thompson as well as http://www.graphitejournal.com/lynne-thompson/ where she provides some insights to her writing philosophy.

Lynne mentioned she’d be reading from Start with a Small Guitar
(http://www.whatbookspress.com/start-with-a-small-guitar.html), also available at Amazon if you’d like to own it, Beg No Pardon, or Jezebels on the Loose.

Click here for pdf flyer

This event is a meeting of the USC Women in Management HSC Book Club.
This is a FREE event. RSVP deadline is July 20, 2017 so we can get the catering worked out. Please email Ginger Mayerson at mayerson@usc.edu. Please call Ginger at 323-384-6049 if you have any questions. Dates and times subject to change, please RSVP to be notified.
Seating is very limited, please RSVP at http://www.uscwim.org/calendar.asp ASAP and see the WIM Blog at http://www.uscwim.wordpress.com for more detail.

And here’s a photo from our previous poets tea in February of our past WIM president, Stacy Patterson, and our future WIM president, Kristin Moe, enjoying themselves. The lady next to Stacy is Liz Camfiord of Beyond Baroque Foundation and Penguin Books who was instrumental in publishing “Wide Awake,” the book we read for the event in February. Click here for a few more photos of that very fun event.

As always, you don’t have to be a member of WIM to enjoy the WIM book clubs, however, if you are ever so inclined…


And don’t forget to check our calendar for exciting new events.

WIM UPC Book club – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Updated: July 10th … new date!

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
By Gail Honeyman
Book Club meeting: Friday, AUGUST 4th, Noon to 1pm
Ralph & Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL) room 103
For more information about the book, https://goo.gl/6z5fU2
Please RSVP at http://www.uscwim.org/calendar.asp in case there are updates!

Contact Aubrey if you’ve got any questions.

Book description:

Smart, warm, uplifting, the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open her heart.

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. That, combined with her unusual appearance (scarred cheek, tendency to wear the same clothes year in, year out), means that Eleanor has become a creature of habit (to say the least) and a bit of a loner. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kind of friends who rescue each other from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the story of a quirky yet lonely woman whose social misunderstandings and deeply ingrained routines could be changed forever—if she can bear to confront the secrets she has avoided all her life. But if she does, she’ll learn that she, too, is capable of finding friendship—and even love—after all.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine flyer (1)