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April 2012
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences

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Upcoming Events
Friday-Sunday, April 20-29
dot Philadelphia Science Festival
Friday, April 27
dot Last Day of Spring Classes
Saturday, April 28
dot Final Examinations Begin
Wednesday, May 2
dot Reading Day (No Classes or Exams)
Friday, May 4
dot Final Examinations End
Monday, May 7
dot Summer Session A Begins
Thursday, May 10
dot Griffith Leadership Society Reception: Honoring the 100th Anniversary of Ivor Griffith’s Graduation. Please contact Amy Holvey at a.holvey@usciences.edu for more information.

dot PCP's Resident Leadership Discussion Series
Monday, May 14
dot Summer Session One Begins
Friday, May 18
dot Bachelor's Degree Conferment Ceremony
Wednesday, May 23
dot Commencement
Monday, May 28
dot Memorial Day  (University closed)
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In the Community
The Seventh Annual 5k Race for Humanity Walk/Run on March 31, 2012, benefitted the Livengrin Foundation for Addiction Recovery. The race, organized by USciences' academic service fraternity Omega Chi Psi, draws a large, enthusiastic crowd each year. The race has raised an impressive $47,000 for prominent local and national charities over the last six years. Photo Gallery

Devils AthleticsSummers "Three-Peats" as an All-CACC Honoree
Erin Summers DPT’15 was named to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) All-Conference Women's Softball Team as a Second Team selection.

Driscoll Repeats as Inquirer Performer of the Year
Brad Driscoll PharmD’15 was named the 2011-2012 Philadelphia Inquirer Men's At-Large Academic All-Area Performer of the Year for the second year in a row.

Check out the latest in athletics at www.devilsathletics.com


Experts Blog Excerpt

Many prescription medications should be available without a prescription from a pharmacist said Dr. Dan Hussar at a Food and Drug Administration Public Hearing on March 22, 2012. Read more


PT's Dr. Greg Thielman was among the faculty and students who manned the USciences tents at the Science Carnival on April 21 as the 2012 Philadelphia Science Festival got underway. Photo Gallery

Camups Update

Two to Receive Honorary Degrees at Commencement
USciences will honor two individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society when the 191st commencement ceremony is held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at 1 p.m. In addition, this year will also mark the first bachelor’s degree conferment ceremony on Friday, May 18 for students in the master of OT, doctor of OT, doctor of PT, and doctor of pharmacy programs.

OT Student Selected for Fulbright Award
A prestigious U.S. Student Fulbright award has been awarded to USciences' Hanna Hyon MOT’12 for 2012-13 at Far East University in South Korea.

Program Advances Pharmacists' Role in Patient Care
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy's Community and Ambulatory Care program looks to bridge the traditional community pharmacy model with Medication Therapy Management.

Recent Events

More Headlines

dot "Get to Know Your Future Pharmacists" Event is a Success at Star Harbor Senior Center
dot OT Students Celebrated at Pinning Ceremony
dot StEPP Hosts First Speaker
dot Grad Student's Imagery Used for ACS Brochure
dot SGA 2012-13 Exec Board Announced
dot Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society Starts Chapter
dot Campus Rec Recognizes Student Leaders
dot Student Poster Earns DIA Award
dot Holy Family Home Receives Student Donation
dot Sodexo Update
dot Alyssa Reiter DrOT'14 Selected as Schweitzer Fellow
dot PCP's Resident Leadership Discussion Series - May 10
dot Research Activities Report - March 2012
dot Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements

Alumni Association
Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 28 - Alumni Reception at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Honoring Paula Kramer, JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel. For more information, call 215-895-3123.

Saturday, April 28 - Eighth Annual Lake Como 5K in memory of Grania Maggio ’94

Hosted by the Jersey Shore Running Club, this annual event is run on a scenic 5K course around Lake Como and benefits the Grania Maggio Study Abroad Fund at University of the Sciences. While a student, Grania studied physical therapy and pioneered her own curriculum to include a semester abroad. In an effort to provide the same opportunity for other deserving students, the Grania Maggio Study Abroad Fund was established in her memory.

Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Bar Anticipation, 16th Ave., Lake Como, N.J.
Fee: $20 (by April 26); $25 (Race Day)
Registration: www.jerseyrunner.com 

June 7 - Young Alumni Happy Hour
(Classes 2012-2002), Mill Creek Tavern 42nd & Chester Ave., 6-8 p.m.
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August 4 - Summer Happy Hour at the Shore, Laguna Grill, Brigantine, NJ, 4-7 p.m.

Save the Date
Alumni Reunion: Sept. 29, 2012

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Student Appreciation Day, April 20, 2012

Alumni volunteers greeted USciences students and handed out sports towels in appreciation of their hard work. Above: Dan Hussar P'62, MS'64, PhD'67 with students. Below, left to right: Stephanie Bean MPT’89, DPT and Jeanette Litts P’78.

Post-Baccalaureate PharmD Reunion, April 21, 2012

Dr. John Gans, P'66, PharmD'69 (above with Pat Audet, pharmaceutical and healthcare business chair) was honored for his contribution to the PharmD Post-Baccalaureate program. John and his wife, Eileen, joined nearly 100 alumni who returned to campus on April 21 to reconnect with classmates and friends.

Alumni Assoc. Officers and Directors - April 5, 2012

Front row, left to right: Hong Jin Na PhTx’09, BW’01, director; Victoria Elliott P’87, MBA, secretary; Jeanette Litts P’78, director; Siobhan Duffy P’84, BW’05, vice president;  and Stephanie Bean MPT’89, DPT, president. Back row, left to right: Roger Wetherill P’68, president elect; and Timothy Bowers MedTech’02, MPH’08, director. Not Pictured – Rosemarie Halt P’89, treasurer; Michael Castagna P’00, MBA, director; Jennifer Colon PharmD’00, MS, director; Elizabeth Fusco P’63, director; and Christine Jump P’74, director.

Save the Date! 30th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament at Edgemont - Monday, Aug. 6, 2012

USciences Gear at Barnes and Noble
25% OFF ALL T-shirts from now thru 4/29/12.
Energy Drinks for FINALS - Red Bull & Monster are 2 for $4 thru Graduation

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