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Fri, 2 Jul 2004 09:51:00 -0400
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I will shave my head in support.

Elizabeth J. Wilson, CMI
University of Michigan School of Nursing

Quoting JoanH Lee <[log in to unmask]>:

> Elaine,
> Thank you for the explanation. My next door neighbor and friend went
> through the same. Her husband said that the most difficult part for her
> was when she lost her hair, and she would not let us see her for a long
> time, even with the wigs. I thought it might help if we all shaved our
> heads in support but got no takers and I didn't think doing it solo
> would have any effect. I have  deep concern or care over everything she
> and you are going through.
> This may sound odd, but GNSI, for which I thank you and people like
> Nancy Halliday, was a blessing for me. I was already doing scientific
> illustration for universities, even teaching it (learned at Field
> Museum), so when I joined it was a little like finding a home.  I have
> belonged to other professional organizations but none so open and
> supportive as this group. The tone you set makes it the wonderful
> organization that it is. My younger daughter, the actuary, is not at
> all enthusiastic about CAS, the professional organization for
> actuaries, because it is so competitive and secretive and its purpose
> seems to be to weed out people rather than welcome them and allow them
> to find their own level of competence. I would say that it is because
> so much is at stake in that profession, but I found that in illustrator
> and publishing groups as well, and if there was a lot of cooperation it
> was within small cliques. GNSI is just so refreshing!
> I still hope that GNSI will hold a conference up here; I suggested
> 2008.  The president of UMaine-Fort Kent called me to say he is most
> enthusiastic about the possibility.  I know we would have UM's full
> support. By the way, state of the art apartment-dorms are our latest
> novelty. And the community is excited because Stephen King donated a
> new entry way to the university library, to open before my solo exhibit
> goes up (the two are not related, of course). And so it goes.
> Joan
> On Friday, July 2, 2004, at 02:39  AM, Elaine R.S. Hodges wrote:
> > Dear friends,
> >
> >
> >
> > I thought I should explain further why the GNSI meeting will not be in
> > Eugene.