Dr. Melinda Hermanns

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Dr. Melinda Hermanns selected for induction

The University of Texas at Tyler has announced that Dr. Melinda Hermanns, associate professor of nursing, has been selected for induction into the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education.

Hermanns is one of 17 named to the 13th class of fellows to be inducted into the NLN Academy. “Acceptance as a fellow in the NLN Academy signifies outstanding performance as a nursing educator,” said Dr. Barbara Haas, UT Tyler School of Nursing executive director. “Dr. Hermanns is an innovative and excellent educator and so deserving of this honor.”

Hermanns will be formally inducted at an honors convocation in September at the NLN Education Summit at National Harbor, Maryland.

“It is a privilege to be recognized by the NLN Academy,” Hermanns said.

“My commitment to nursing and nursing education makes what I do a labor of love.”

The Academy of Nursing Education review panel evaluates applicants’ leadership; promotion of public policy that advances nursing education; and/or collaborative educational, practice or community partnerships.

Hermanns’ area of excellence stems from collaborative partnerships that advance nursing education through her work to improve the health of populations with chronic illness. These efforts have enabled students to engage in translational research related to the benefits of physical activity in chronic illness.

“She has demonstrated a sustained commitment to nursing education through her inventive approach to teaching and creative implementations of a series of psychiatric/mental health clinical simulations as well as other novel teaching/learning strategies that have benefited students, nurses, faculty and scholars,” said Haas.

Movies in the Park

back for fall season

Join the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department for the fall season of the popular Movies in the Park series, a free, family-friendly way to enjoy pleasant fall evenings.

All movies will be played at Bergfeld Amphitheater on the Centene Stage, located on 1510 S. College Ave.

The film line-up for the fall season includes:

Sept. 21 at 8 p.m.

“Secret Life of Pets 2” (2019) Max and his pet friends explore the idyllic farm they now call home once their owner is absent. Hilarious circumstances ensue as the formerly urban denizens acquaint themselves with their new pastoral neighbors. Animated. Rated PG.

Sept. 28 at 8 p.m.

“Aladdin” (2019) A street rat pursues the princess of Agrabah with the help of a powerful genie who can grant him three wishes.

His primary opponent is a malevolent sorcerer who serves as the city’s grand vizier and the chief advisor to the Sultan. Live-action. Rated PG.

Oct. 4 at 8 p.m.

“The Parent Trap” (1961) Identical twins change places to reunite their divorced parents after they meet at summer camp for the first time and discover they were separated at an early age.

Hayley Mills plays twins Susan and Sharon. Rated G. This movie was rescheduled from the spring due to being rained out.

Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.

“Rebecca” (1940) Date Night Movie! Starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine.

Alfred Hitchcock at his best with a story of a marriage that is haunted by the aura of the husband’s dead first wife. Not rated.

Concessions will be available for a fee. Visitors can bring blankets, chairs and picnics to enjoy the show.

Fall sponsors include Altra Federal Credit Union. More sponsors for the Movies in the Park series are still available.

For details, contact Debbie Isham, special events/recreation manager, at 903-531-1214.

Tyler-area physicians

renew TMA positions

Two Tyler-area physicians will begin new terms of service in Texas Medical Association leadership positions during the TMA Fall Conference next week.

TMA leaders appoint or elect TMA physicians and medical students to one of TMA’s 25 boards, councils, and committees.

They are responsible for studying health care-related issues and making recommendations on important health care policy affecting Texas patients and their physicians.

Dr. Jeffrey L. Levin of Tyler, an occupational medicine physician in practice for 32 years, was reappointed to serve as a consultant to TMA’s Council on Science and Public Health.

This council develops TMA policy on critical public health and medical science issues, advances TMA’s leadership in medical science and public health advocacy, and provides physicians timely public health and scientific information on current topics.

Dr. Levin is a member of the Smith County Medical Society.

Dr. Lucia L. Williams of Jacksonville, an obstetrician-gynecologist in practice for 31 years, was reappointed to and named chair of TMA’s Committee on Rural Health.

The committee reviews and comments on laws, regulations, and activities that affect patient care in rural areas. Dr. Williams is a member of the Cherokee County Medical Society.

Southside Park

Build Day is set

Six years ago, the Tyler Area Ambucs came to the City of Tyler Parks Department with the idea of building an inclusive playground.

Shortly after, the Tyler Area Ambucs raised approximately $300,000 and the City matched these funds through the Half-Cent Sales Tax program.

Construction started in early 2019 and now volunteers are invited to help build the playground.

The Southside Park Build Day is set for Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers can register to work the entire event or choose a shift.

Registration is available online at bit.ly/SouthsideParkBuildDayRegistration.

After the Build Day, the ground surfacing will be poured and the Southside Park Grand Opening will occur in late October.

For more information, please contact Tyler Area Ambucs at 903-312-4925 or the City of Tyler Parks Department at 903-595-7217. Information is also available on Facebook @SouthsideParkPlayground.

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