Women’s Expo features all new seminars this yearWORTHINGTON — What do a nurse midwife, TV anchorwoman, dietitian, food columnist and a gigantic inflatable colon model have in common?
By: Beth Rickers, Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON — What do a nurse midwife, TV anchorwoman, dietitian, food columnist and a gigantic inflatable colon model have in common?
They’ll all be presenters — or in the case of the inflatable colon, a visual aid for a presenter — at the Daily Globe Women’s Expo Health & Home Show Saturday at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus. The event features more than 80 vendor booths, valuable door prizes and seminars by experts in a wide variety of subject matter.
First on the agenda, from 9 a.m. to 9:40 a.m., will be a presentation sponsored by Sanford Worthington by Dr. Fernando Escobar on “Colorectal Cancer Screenings.” That, of course, is where the colon model comes in.
The Sanford Inflatable SemiColon is a 30-foot-long educational tool.
“We have lots of text pieces that we can give to patients, but we hope that having a structure like the Inflatable SemiColon will give them a hands-on experience to learn more about the importance of colorectal screening and early detection of colorectal cancer,” explained Thomas Asfeldt, director of Sanford Cancer Services.
Sanford is sponsoring two additional seminars: “Over Radiation — Imaging Technology Benefits and Risks,” by Reed Fricke, radiology department manager at Sanford Worthington Medical Center, from 12:50 to 1:10 p.m.; and “Eat Right — With Color,” by SWMC dietitian Michelle Poppen.
Avera Worthington Specialty Clinics’ presenters including Dr. Rolf Carlson on “Relaxation and Mindfulness Techniques,” from 10 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.; and “How To Best Manage Your Own Health,” by Suzanne Sudmeier, certified nurse midwife.
In addition, for a third year, Avera is sponsoring a wine-tasting event to conclude the Expo from 3 to 3:30 p.m.
It will feature wines selected by some of the clinic’s resident wine experts and also tie-in with the second presentation of the day by Sue Doeden, food columnist for all the newspapers in the Forum Communications family, including the Daily Globe.
From 11:20 a.m. to 12:40 p.m., Sue will focus on “Pantry Principles: Serving Up Easy, Healthful Meals by Cooking What You Have.” Just prior to the wine tasting, from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m., her topic will be “Springtime Light,” featuring recipes that pair with the featured wines.
Watchers of KELO-TV will encounter a familiar face when Angela Kennecke takes the podium from 10:30 to 11:10 a.m.
Kennecke, a news anchor for the Sioux Falls, S.D., TV station, will speak on “Overcoming Obstacles as a Woman in Business,” during her presentation sponsored by First State Bank Southwest.
With a journalism degree from the University of Iowa, Kennecke began her career with KELO as the solo reporter based in the station’s Rapid City bureau.
“That means I carried my own camera and shot and edited all of my own stories,” related Kennecke in her KELO biography. “… I’m not exactly a large person, so it wasn’t an easy task. But the most annoying thing was that I kept running my hose and breaking my heels while hauling all that gear around.”
Her “big break” as an achor came on the station’s morning show, and in 1991 she was promoted to the prime post of evening anchor.
“I feel very fortunate to have held a job for so long in a business that sees so much turnover,” Kennecke said. “I still love what I do and enjoy going to work every day.”
A mother of three kids, Kennecke has also found time to complete a master’s degree in communications management, teach a journalism course at South Dakota State University and offer her services to the Children’s Miracle Network.
“I am going to talk about what I’ve learned from people we’ve done stories about — how to set goals, overcome obstacles and achieve your dreams,” Kennecke related about her Expo topic.
All the seminars at this year’s Women’s Expo are new and unique, emphasized Daily Globe Publisher Joni Harms.
“I’ve heard people say that they were at last year’s event and don’t think there will be anything new, and that certainly isn’t the case,” she emphasized. “We have all new seminars, different information and all new products with about 20 new vendors. You can come back this year and see many things that you never got to see last year. You can spend the day ”
Advance tickets for the Women’s Expo Health & Home Show are available at the Daily Globe office, First State Bank Southwest, Hy-Vee, Sanford Worthington Clinic, Minnesota West Community & Technical College and Sanford Worthington Medical Center Hospital Auxillary Gift Shop. A coupon for $1 off the admission price can be downloaded at the Daily Globe website: www.dglobe.com.
For more information, phone 376-9711.