Health Brief


Botanicals and herbs are focus of trip

Students who want to learn more about herbs and botanicals will be able to travel to the Amazon to study this growing scientific field.

Tim Cmelik, pharmacy manager at the ISU Student Health Center, will be leading a two-credit study abroad class to the Amazon rain forest over winter break. The trip will take place from Dec. 27 to Jan. 5. The cost is $3,200. For more information, e-mail Cmelik at [email protected].

– Rachael Meyerink

Olympic official to speak tonight

An Olympic official from the 2000 Sydney games will be on campus tonight at 7 in room 279 Forker to speak and meet with students about the movement of biomechanics in exercise, sport and physical therapy.

Bruce Elliot, chair of the department of human movement studies at the University of Western Australia-Perth, is a well-known scholar on biomechanics, the study of principles and relations involved in physical activity. Elliot recently was appointed the Scientific Chair for the 5th International Olympic Committee World Congress on Sport Sciences for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The event is free and open to the public. For more information on Elliot’s visit, contact Jerry Thomas, chair of the health and human performance department.

– Wendy Weiskircher