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December 2013
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences

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Upcoming Events
Dec. 23-Jan. 1
dotWinter break, campus closed
Thursday, Jan. 9
dotState of the University Address
Friday, Jan. 10
dotClasses begin for spring semester
Monday, Jan. 20
dotMLK Day of Service, no classes

Saturday, Jan. 25
dotAthletics Hall of Fame Inductions:
- Chauntrelle Clayton PMM'03 (women’s basketball).
- Michael Brown P'83 (baseball).
- Amy Dalessandro MPT'96 (women’s basketball/softball).

In The Community

USciences provided pet therapy to its students on Thursday, Dec. 5, to help them unwind before the end of the semester finals. Click here to see more photos.

dotCommunity Gathers to Discuss ACA
Devils Athletics
dotHigh Academic Success Continues for USciences' Student Athletes

dotCamille McPherson HumSci'17 was recently named the CACC's Women's Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week. She also broke the school record with a 40-point game.

dotGarret Kerr DPT'17 was named the CACC's Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the third straight week.

dotBrianna Ligotski DPT'18 was named to the Philadelphia Inquirer's 2013 Academic All-Area Women's Cross Country Team.

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

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Camups Update

Please click here for a special holiday greeting from University of the Sciences and President Helen F. Giles-Gee. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

USciences and Cheyney University Formalized an Articulation Agreement for Degree Programs: On Dec. 2, leaders from both institutions gathered at USciences to officially sign this agreement, which paves the way for qualified Cheyney undergraduates to seamlessly enter advanced degree programs at USciences. Click here to see more photos.

USciences Community to Gather for Day of Service on Jan. 20: Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to participate in a variety of service activities planned across the University community on MLK Day. For more details, or to sign up, visit www.usciences.edu/MLKDay or click here to watch a video promotion for the day.

USciences’ Fall Open House Series Deemed a Success: USciences hosted more than 525 prospective students and their families this semester as part of its Fall Open House Series which wrapped up on Sunday, Dec. 8.

Achilles tendon injuries: The right way to treat: The Philadelphia Inquirer highlighted PT professor Dr. Karin Silbernagel for her work and research regarding Achilles tendon injuries.

USciences OT Professors Release Book to Help Families Impacted by Special Needs:
Striving to address the most common sensory issues children face, two OT professors recently released their book, Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders: A Week-by-Week Guide to Solving Everyday Sensory Issues.

Save the Date for Upcoming Events:

PCP will present its 35th Annual Symposium on Advances in Pharmacy Practice, a continuing pharmacy educational program, developed for pharmacists to be kept up to date on pharmacy practice, on March 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the University's McNeil Science and Technology Center. The program will be held again in Harrisburg on Sunday, March 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Holiday Inn, 4751 Lindle Road. Click here for more information.

More Headlines

dotPopular Over-The-Counter Drug Can Be Dangerous When Taken Too Often
dotHealthy Lifestyles Competition Boasted Nearly 90 Teens
dotMore than 200 Higher Ed Tech Gurus Gather at USciences
dotNovember Research Activities
dotMore Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
dotBlog: First Impressions of the Affordable Care Act Rollout
dotBlog: PCP Prof Shares His Inspiration
dotBlog: OT Students Present at 2013 POTA Conference
dotUSciences Wellness Expert Says ‘Cold Weather Shouldn’t Derail Exercise Goals’
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 Happenings - Fall 2013:
Click here to see more photos from various alumni happenings this fall, including:
dotHoliday Phonathon
dotGiving Tuesday
dotASHP Alumni Reception

Doretta (Barker) Erb
P’54 and her husband, Robert, received the 2013 Walter Spohn Award from the International Anaplastology Association on May 10. The award is given in recognition of excellence in creativity, outstanding research, and inspiration to the profession. Doretta is the president of Silicone Studio in Valley Forge.


Susan (Speldos) Esposito P’72 was appointed to serve on the Delaware Board of Pharmacy for a two-year term, ending in October 2015. She was employed at Beebe Healthcare from 2000 to 2002, and by Complete Rx at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital since 2002. She and her husband, Paul M. Esposito BI’71, P’77, live in Milton, DE.

Bryan N. Rodner
HSMPT’01, Thomas J. Bohanon, Jr. MPT’01, and William L. Lois HS, MPT’01 have created PTWEBUCATION, a convenient, user-friendly, and affordable single-source solution to state requirements for CEU credits. For more information, go to ptwebucation.com.

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Alumni, Students Gather at ASHP Alumni Reception

More than 200 alumni, faculty, students, and friends of USciences attended the annual Alumni Reception held during the ASHP Conference in Orlando on Dec. 9. ASHP President Gerry Meyer P’73, also stopped by the reception to support his alma mater. Click here for more photos.

Alumni and students gathered at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando for the annual conference and reception. Left to right: Chris Tadeo, Wayne Marquardt P'82, and Jonathan Malara PharmD'13, attended the reception.
Alumni and students of all ages gathered at the reception to mingle, network, and reminisce.

Hershey Whistle Stop Alumni Reception a 'Sweet' Event

The Hershey Hotel was the latest stop on the President’s Whistle Stop Tour as more than 40 alumni and friends gathered at a reception to catch up with former classmates and meet president Helen Giles-Gee, PhD. Dr. Giles-Gee provided an update on University news and a look into the future. Click here for more photos.

From left to right: Clarence Nissley P'51; Nancy Shils, director of alumni relations; and Barbara Nissley joined other alumni, faculty, and friends of the University at the reception.