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.
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.
The women's basketball team will hold a golf outing on Friday, Oct. 4, at Westover Country Club. More information here.
The members of USciences' men's basketball team won the North Wildwood Men's Summer League.
Team 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.857.6264 to learn more. Watch your inbox for details about volunteer opportunities or visit usciences.edu/alumni/getinvolved.
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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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.