About the Author
Award-winning Poet, Author of Here, Bullet
Brian Turner is a soldier-poet who is the author of two poetry collections, Phantom Noise (2010) and Here, Bullet (2005) which won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award, the New York Times "Editor's Choice" selection, the 2006 Pen Center USA "Best in the West" award, and the 2007 Poets Prize, among others. He also has a memoir, My Life as a Foreign Country (2014) that retraces his war experience.
Turner served seven years in the US Army, to include one year as an infantry team leader in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Prior to that, he was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1999-2000 with the 10th Mountain Division.
Turner's poetry has been published in Poetry Daily, The Georgia Review, and other journals, and in the Voices in Wartime Anthology published in conjunction with the feature-length documentary film of the same name. Turner was also featured in Operation Homecoming, a unique documentary that explores the firsthand accounts of American servicemen and women through their own words. He earned an MFA from the University of Oregon and has lived abroad in South Korea. In 2009, Turner was selected as one of fifty United States Artists Fellows.
Brian Turner poetry reading
Brian Turner's homepage
Each of us face difficult moments and choices in our lives. While it may not be the right choice for all people in all situations, Emergency Contraception (EC) is an option that students may access if they feel that EC is the correct individual personal choice.
Emergency Contraception is available over-the-counter at many pharmacies. The approximate cost is $50.00. EC is available at the local pharmacies and at other 24 hour pharmacies in the area. You must request EC at the pharmacy counter and provide proof of age with picture ID (drivers license, school ID etc.).
Emergency Contraception can be used if you have unprotected sex and don’t want to become pregnant. It should not be used instead of birth control on a routine basis. Regular use of a birth control method (such as condoms or birth control pills) is more effective.
You may need Emergency Contraception if:
- You didn’t use any birth control
- You had sex but did not plan on it
- A condom broke or slipped off
- Birth control was not used correctly
- You were forced to have sex (rape)
Albion College will provide transportation for those students who need EC. Students will be transported by Campus Safety in a College vehicle. Campus Safety Officers are trained in the importance of confidentiality when transporting students.
Albion College has an emergency loan fund available from either Student Health Services during office hours or from Campus Safety evenings and weekends for EC if needed.
If you are in need of emergency contraception (Morning After Pill) after-hours and have questions, call FONEMED 1-855-851-2208 for consultation with Registered Nurses.
For further information on emergency contraception (Morning After Pill), visit our online Self-Care Guide (Sexual Health),or Go Ask Alice at www.goaskalice.columbia.edu
Travel and Immunizations
For the most up-to-date travel health information, consult Student Health Services at 517/629-0220 or visit www.cdc.gov/travel.
Traveling outside the United States is a unique and wonderful experience. The last thing you want to think about is illness. However, illness while traveling is a very real concern. To assist in safeguarding your health while you are away from home, we are providing a list of immunizations available to assist you in having a safe and healthy trip.
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis A
- Yellow Fever
- Anti-Malarial Drugs
Hepatitis B vaccine is given in a three dose series. After the first dose is given, the additional doses are given at one month and six month intervals. Vaccinations should be started at least 2 months prior to travel, so that at minimum the first 2 doses have been given. This dosing schedule will usually provide lifetime immunity. It is important to receive all three doses to be fully protected. The injections are given in the upper arm. The most common side effect is soreness in the arm. Mild fever, headache, and nausea are also possible side effects, but are rare. The Hepatitis B vaccine is available at Student Health Services or your local doctor.
Hepatitis A vaccine is given in a two dose series that provides lifetime immunity. Doses are administered now and in 6-12 months from the initial injection. vaccinations should be started at least one month prior to travel. It is important to receive both doses to ensure full immunity. It is administered in the upper arm. The most common side effect is soreness in the arm. Other less frequent side effects include mild fever, headache and nausea. The Hepatitis A vaccine is available at Student Health Services or your local doctor.
Tetanus-Diphtheria vaccination is a booster dose given to persons who have completed their initial childhood series. The vaccine should be given every 10 years. This provides the traveler adequate coverage in the event of an injury while away. The vaccine is administered in the upper arm. The most common side effect is soreness in the arm. Tetanus-Diphtheria vaccine is available at Student Health Services or your local doctor.
Polio vaccination is not usually necessary for adults past the age of 17 who have completed the initial immunization series as children. However, one booster dose of injectable polio vaccine (IPV) is recommended for adults who travel to parts of the world where polio still occurs. This additional dose provides lifetime immunity. It should be given two months prior to travel. The vaccine is administered in the upper arm. Side effects are usually limited to soreness at the injection site. Polio immunizations are available at Student Health Services or your local doctor.
Typhoid vaccine is effective for two years after one injectable dose. It should be given at least one-month prior to travel. It is given in the upper arm. The most common side effects are soreness, redness, and swelling at the injection site. Less frequently fever, headache, muscle aches, and GI upset may occur. Typhoid vaccine is available at Student Health Services or your local doctor.
Yellow Fever vaccine is given to travelers to certain parts of Africa and South America to protect travelers’ health and to meet international entry requirements. Vaccine may only be given at a center designated by the federal or state health departments. Official International Certificate of Vaccination cards are provided at these centers and may be required to prior to entry to some countries. It is given at least one-month prior to travel.
The vaccine is injected into the upper arm. It is effective for 10 years. Side effects are usually mild. These include fever, headache and muscle aches, and generally occur within 5-14 days of the injection.
Yellow Fever vaccination and official International Certificate of Vaccination cards are available at Student Health Services.
Aralen (Chloroquine) is given for the prevention and treatment of malaria in susceptible countries. One tablet is taken weekly on the same day, beginning at least one week prior to departure, while away and continuing for 8 weeks after the trip. Side effects include changes in vision, GI upset, headache, ringing in ears and pruritis. Serious side effects are possible, but unusual with shorter courses of therapy.
Lariam (Mefloquine) is given for the prevention and treatment of malaria in countries where Chloroquine-resistant strains of the disease have been identified. One tablet is taken weekly on the same day beginning two weeks prior to departure, while away, and continuing for 4 weeks after the trip. Side effects include dizziness, nausea, fever, headache, chills, ringing in ears and body aches. Serious side effects are possible, but less frequent with shorter courses of therapy.
For specific immunization recommendations for each country, please visit www.cdc.gov/travel.
For information on individual immunizations, please visit www.travelvacs.us.
For additional information about healthy travel, please visit www.travdoc.com.