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August 2013
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences

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Upcoming Events
Friday-Thursday, Aug. 23-29
dot Welcome Week
Monday, Aug. 26
dot Classes Begin for All Students
Saturday, Sept. 7
dot PT White Coat Ceremony
Saturday, Sept. 14
dot American Red Cross Training
Thursday, Sept. 26
dot Retired Merck chairman and CEO P. Roy Vagelos to speak at Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy
Friday-Sunday, Sept. 27-29
dot Alumni Reunion

Sign the Beam!
Celebrate the construction of the new academic building and leave your mark on a steel beam that will be part of the building structure. All members of the University community are invited for this special event.
Thursday, Sept. 12: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Parenti Plaza/McNeil STC
Learn more at usciences.edu/stcII

In The Community

USciences’ Claude Finger Devotes His Vacation Time to the Children of Philadelphia:
Claude Finger, senior custodial supervisor for Facilities Services, uses a part of his vacation time to take kids on a summer camping trip to learn about God, their history, and most importantly, each other.

Devils Athletics
dotThe women's basketball team will hold a golf outing on Friday, Oct. 4, at Westover Country Club. More information here.

dotThe members of USciences' men's basketball team won the North Wildwood Men's Summer League.

dotTeam Maroon, which included women primarily from USciences, advanced to the semifinals in the Philadelphia/Suburban Women’s NCAA Summer Basketball League.

Get schedules and scores for Devils athletics at www.devilsathletics.com

Follow: twitter.com/USciencesDevils


Camups Update

Nearly 600 New Students Begin USciences Journey: Armed with all the essentials of dorm life, including televisions, bedding, laptops, and entire wardrobes on hangers and in suitcases, nearly 600 new students began their USciences experience on Friday, Aug. 23. Photos from move-in day can be found here. Click here to watch "Student Voices from Move-In Day."

USciences Announces Two Endowed Appointments to Support Advanced, Ongoing Research, and Economic Development: President Dr. Helen F. Giles-Gee, has announced two appointments to prestigious endowed positions: Dr. Andrew M. Peterson, dean of Mayes College, has been named the Wyeth Dean; and Dr. Marvin K. Schulte, chair of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, has been named the McNeil Professor.

Far East Students Visit USciences to Study Cultural Differences in Healthcare Systems: Three occupational therapy students from Far East University have spent time at USciences exploring and identifying the cultural differences between healthcare in South Korea and the U.S.

Save the Date for Exciting Speakers and Events:

Dr. Andrew Peterson invites you to attend the upcoming 4th Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Series in Global Health, featuring former Merck chairman and CEO P. Roy Vagelos, on Sept. 26, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Watch his video here.

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of USciences’ PT Department on Saturday, Sept. 28 with a continuing education program and reception. In addition to an engaging CE program featuring PT alumni, events include a president's lunch and cocktail hour. Don’t forget to stay for the Alumni Reunion Dinner. Learn more at usciences.edu/PT30th.

As part of the recognition of October as physical therapy month, PT is hosting the 13th Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 3. This year’s CE talk “Shoulder Dysfunction Post-Breast Cancer,” features Dr. Pamela K. Levangie from MGH Institute of Health Professions. Learn more: usciences.edu/leahy.

More Headlines

dotNew Book Advocates for Access Services
dotUSciences Elects Seven to Board of Trustees
dotJuly Research Activities
dotMore Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
dotUSciences OT Researchers to Launch Sound Therapy Study
dotUSciences Represented White House World Hepatitis Day
dotMid-Semester Break Slated for Oct. 14
dotPCP Alumnus to Host Free Golf Clinic for the Blind on Oct. 5
dotTwo PCP Students Appointed to ASHP’s Advisory Groups
dotCampus Safety Remains Top Priority at USciences
Alumni Association

Alumni Volunteers - We Want you!
The success of many of our programs would not be possible without alumni involvement and support. From career panels to interacting with students at an alumni table, now is the time to get involved.

Contact the Alumni Relations Office at alumnirelations@usciences.edu or 888.857.6264 to learn more. Watch your inbox for details about volunteer opportunities or visit usciences.edu/alumni/getinvolved.

Alumni Events

Save the Date
PCP alumnus to host golf clinic for blind children on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Overbrook School for the Blind.

13th Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture: Thursday, Oct. 3, from 5-8 p.m.

30th  Anniversary of USciences’ PT Department: Saturday, Sept. 28, continuing education program and reception.

4th Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Series in Global Health, featuring former Merck chairman and CEO P. Roy Vagelos: Sept. 26, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Joel B. Feder
P’63 and his wife Harriet celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 30. They marked the occasion with a Caribbean cruise.

Eric R. Esterbrook
P’98 has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) board of directors for a one-year term. In April of 2007 Eric purchased Brunner’s Pharmacy in West Reading, PA, and soon opened Esterbrook Pharmacy. He has over 16 years of pharmacy experience and was one of the first pharmacists in Pennsylvania to be licensed to administer injectables.

Carolyn Selenski
P'00, PhD, is currently finishing up her 18-month secondment position with GlaxoSmithKline's Diseases of the Developing World Unit in Madrid. She is based in GSK's Durham, NC location.

Nicholas M. Leon
PharmD’07 was appointed to the PPA board of directors for a two-year term. He is currently an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Thomas Jefferson University. Additionally, Dr. Leon has volunteered annually as a clinic pharmacist for Global Medical Brigades in Tegucigalpa, Honduras since 2008.

Charles A. Leonard
P’50, MS’51, PhD’54 passed away on March 8, 2013. Survivors include his wife Doris.

Friends of USciences
Joseph L. Garde, a former Trustee of the University, died July 23, 2013. He is survived by his wife Joan; children Linda and Timmy; brother Herbert S. Garde P’48; and grandchildren Courtney and Jillian. Contributions in Joseph’s memory may be made to the Joseph L. Garde Scholarship Fund.

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Reunion 2013
We have a great weekend of activities planned - from a beer tasting at a brewery in Philly on Friday night to the dinner dance on campus on Saturday night. There will be something for everyone, so plan to attend!

All alumni are invited, with special recognition for class years ending in 3s and 8s from 1943 through 2008.

Honor the 2013 Alumni Association award recipients:

  • The Annual Alumni Award: Judith Sills PharmD'83
  • The Young Alumnus Award: Kimberly Koschineg MOT'01
  • The Honorary Alumnus Award: Suzanne K. Murphy, PhD

Watch for your mailed invitation and web updates in early August for a listing of activities and registration info.

31st Annual Alumni Golf Outing
On a picture-perfect afternoon, 87 alumni joined family, friends, staff, and faculty from the USciences community to participate in the 31st Annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Aug. 5. This annual tournament gives participants a chance to not only enjoy each other’s company but to raise money for the Athletics Department. Read more about this event here. More photos from the outing can be found on the alumni Facebook page here.

Left to right: Ned Joyce P’82, Ed Dunn P’81, Frank Byerly P’79, and Norm Alworth P’81, MBA.

Left to right: Mark Caserio, ‎director of campus recreation; Scott Cahayla PharmD’12, Anuj Patel PharmD’12, and Jason Franck PhSci’11.
Left to right: Jack Kelly P’86 with friends of the University Al Blount, Lew Garrison, and Patrick Garrison. They were the scramble champions with a score of 58.