In October 1996, the Student Health Service arranged a Flu Immunization
Clinic on campus through the Department of Occupational Health of the
Bradford Regional Medical Center to administer flu shots for $10 each to
faculty, staff, and students. A total of 68 flu shots were administered.
The the new Pentium (P5-75) Gateway computer obtained in March 1997 has
provided noticably improved speed and efficiency in documentation of
student health service visits, word processing and printing of files, as
well as speedier access to health information on the internet.
During the past year, the Student Health Service web site was formatted
Director Carol Mulvihill. The web site includes links to information
including Health Center Hours, List of Services, Location, In an
Emergency, The Health Service Staff, Immunization
Requirement, Absentee Note Policy, and the 1996-97 Annual
Report of the Student Health Service.
Carol Mulvihill has been editor-in-chief of Connections Quarterly
(CQ), the national newsletter for college health nurses since 1992.
CQ made its debut on the World Wide Web in September 1996. In
for this endeavor, Carol had attended two HTML workshops on Hypertext
Markup Language (HTML) conducted at Pitt-Bradford by computer trainers
from the Pittsburgh campus, and she also attended a special tutoring
session with Bill Kline of CTM Services. She created her own web page
began doing the HTML formatting of the Connections Quarterly website in
Following the release of her web site in September 1996, an editor from
Health News contacted Carol and did a feature article about her
homepage in the October 1996 issue of their newsletter which has a mailing
list of 3,000 college and university health professionals.
In addition, the American College Health Association (ACHA) contacted
Carol and invited her to write an article about her experience of being
networked and creating a web site. The article appeared on the front page
of the Spring 1997 issue of Action, the newsletter of the ACHA.
When Carol attended the ACHA Annual Meeting in May 1997, she received many
accolades and positive comments from her college health colleagues about
the Connections Quarterly web site, as well as the articles in
Health News and Action.
Chris Mackowski of the Office of Public Relations contacted Carol for an
interview for an article which appeared in the Fall 1997 issue of On
Course, the Pitt-Bradford magazine. Carol has received positive
comments from alumni, students, and members of the local community
concerning the article in On Course.
In December 1996, Carol Mulvihill taught a workshop on Hypertext Markup
Language to members of the Student Affairs staff, teaching them how to
start a homepage on the World Wide Web.
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