Thanksgiving Student E-newsletter

Stay Safe – Get the Rave Guardian App

UWM is adding an optional program to its alert system this spring that allows students to dial an emergency number with one push of a button or choose a “guardian” to virtually walk them home.The Rave Guardian app is available free to students and staff who choose to add it to the university’s existing Safe Alert program. That current system is used to send texts and/or emails to all students, faculty and staff in case of an emergency.The Rave Guardian app can be downloaded free from the Apple and Android app stores. The app, which is customized to the university when the user enters their UWM information, includes a number of features beyond the safety alert. One is a Guardian timer, which allows an app user who is traveling alone to connect with a friend or relative to let them know when they are leaving, where they’re heading, and when they expect to arrive. If the timer isn’t turned off when the user arrives, the friend can contact the user or police.For more information and details on other features, how the Rave Guardian works and how to download it to your phone, go to the University Police Department website.There is also a news story with more details.
Job Opportunities for Students and Alumni

City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health – Public Health Scientist and Program Manager(s)
The Associate will plan, manage and implement data analytic activities related to the work of the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention team. This will include collecting, cleaning, and managing data; performing statistical analysis; and summarizing results for scientific, policy-oriented, and public audiences. The Associate will use appropriate data sources to monitor trends, patterns, and changes in risk factors and health outcomes. Factors of interest include the health behaviors of individuals, the demographic characteristics of populations, the policy environment, and the built environment. While academic journal publications are encouraged, the primary purpose of the research is to inform and advise policymakers and the public.

Dane County Department of Health Services – Environmental Public Health Tracking Program Communications & Education Coordinator 
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH) is recruiting to fill an Environmental Public Health Tracking Program Health Communications & Education Coordinator position within the Bureau of Environmental Occupational Health (BEOH) in Madison, Wisconsin.
DHS is located at 1 West Wilson Street in the heart of downtown Madison, near the State Capitol, the Madison Metro route and the Capital City bike path. In addition, there are plenty of nearby restaurants, shopping venues, and Wednesday farmer’s market.