Daily Archives: June 26, 2013

Service before self

With my co-workers With a co-worker My boss has taken to calling me Strong Lady this week. I mentioned to a co-worker that I am a second-degree black belt, and the news got around the office fast. Now everything I do suffices as a reason to call me strong. It is nothing other than a compliment to me, but it can sometimes be a little off-putting when it's mentioned after I finish my meals. It’s all in good spirits, though, and in all seriousness, it means a lot. I have needed to be strong a lot during my time here. For starters, the amount of bug bites covering my body is enough to cause a mental [...]

2013-06-26T21:42:34+00:00 June 26th, 2013|Elizabeth in India|

A Zambian girl with dreams of her own

An update from Katie, a junior studying advertising and photography in Meadows School of the Arts: When I was 13 I dreamt of being a professional ballerina; I danced every day and read Dance Magazine during math class at school. At that age, I believed, without question, that being a dancer was my path; however, life takes unexpected turns. When I started as a dance major at New York University, I never imagined I would one day transfer to Southern Methodist University to study advertising and photography.  And never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would join the George W. Bush Institute on a service trip to help combat cervical cancer in Livingstone, Zambia. Sisters in [...]

2013-07-01T19:46:53+00:00 June 26th, 2013|Bush Institute volunteers in Zambia|

Beginning renovations in Zambia

In June 2013 President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush are traveling to Livingstone, Zambia, where they will work alongside local Zambians, U.S. embassy officials and George W. Bush Institute staff to renovate a clinic that when completed, will serve as a cervical cancer screening and treatment center. Four SMU students are among the group of volunteers who are helping renovate the clinic. They are joined by Eric G. Bing, professor of global health in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development and in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, and senior fellow and director for global health at the Bush Institute.

2013-06-28T20:37:47+00:00 June 26th, 2013|Bush Institute volunteers in Zambia|