Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thinking, Fast and Slow

"Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman’s new and most accessible book, contains much that is familiar to those who have followed this debate within the world of economics, but it also has a lot to say about how we think, react, and reach—rather, jump to—conclusions in all spheres. What most interests Kahneman are the predictable ways that errors of judgment occur."                     

In 2002, Daniel Kahneman, an Israeli-American psychologist, won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on prospect theory.  This world renowned thinker's research is summarized in his book Thinking, Fast and Slow.
The WMCC lunchtime book discussion group will meet to talk about this remarkable work on May 9,  in Room 122 at noon.  Bring your lunch!

Copies of the books, and audios, are available in the library.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Celebrating Nurses and Medical Assistants

Nurses and Medical Assistants occupy vital roles in our health care industry.  Spanning a vast spectrum of positions from hospitals, schools, clinics, municipalities, private care, and corrections--to name a few--all are focused on keeping us healthy and safe, and for that, we celebrate them.  For the months of April and May, the Fortier Library will be highlighting WMCC's Nursing and Medical Assistant programs.

The Associate Degree Nursing program prepares the student for practice as a registered nurse.   "This is a challenging and exciting time to be a nurse! Increased competition and ever-expanding consumer demand have created exceptionally attractive work opportunities for well-educated nurses. With core values in professionalism, integrity, and excellence, White Mountains Community College Associate Degree in Nursing graduates are in high demand for a variety of nursing jobs throughout Northern New England." 
From the WMCC Nursing webpages

Dedicated Nursing instructors: 
Top, l-r:  Program Director John Colbath, Nancy Smith, Sandra Yunghans, Beth Satter
Bottom, l-r: Emily MacDonald, Donna Briere, Sarah Baillargeron, Donna Driscoll

WMCC Medical Assistant students
"Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The role of medical assistant requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both lecture-based education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession.

WMCC’s Medical Assistant Degree and Certificate programs are nationally accredited, and prepare graduates to sit for the national certification exam.  Successful graduates will demonstrate proficiency in medical office procedures, clerical procedures, and electronic medical records management, and will understand the ethics and values associated with a career in allied health."
From the WMCC Medical Assistant webpages

 For more information about either of these programs, contact the Admissions Office at 800-455-4525 or (603) 752-1113, ext 3000 or email at