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September 2008
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Saturday, September 27
Fall Fest/Alumni Reunion, Campus
Friday, October 2
9th Annual Fall Career Fair, 1-3:30 p.m., ARC
Friday, October 3
Course Withdrawal Deadline

Saturday, October 4
Clark Park Farmer’s Market 10th Anniversary Celebration, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Clark Park

Monday, October 13
Mid-Semester Pacing Break (except graduate level courses)

Countdown to College Open House, Campus

Wednesdays, starting October 15
Pharmaceutical Studies Days, Campus
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Misher College of Arts and Sciences Open House
, Campus

PCP White Coat Ceremony, 10:30 a.m., ARC

Monday, October 27
Glasser Visiting Professor lecture, hosted by chemistry, 3-5 p.m., PTC 140
Tuesday, October 28
Glasser Visiting Professor lecture, 3-5 p.m., hosted by pharmaceutical sciences, PTC 131
Wednesday, October 29
Glasser Visiting Professor lecture, 4-6 p.m., McNeil STC

Save the Date: Nov. 22, 2008 - Men's Basketball 100th Anniversary Celebration

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Campus Update
Get a run down of student meetings, activities, and events here.

"Challenge Yourself at the ARC"
Hours of Operation | Group Fitness |Intramurals Schedule | Special Events | Personal Training | Aquatics

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Donations Requested
From Monday, Oct. 13 to Friday, Oct. 17, the Department of Campus Recreation and Phi Kappa Psi will be collecting donations of usable men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing for The Society of St. Vincent de Paul from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the ARC.

Center for Community Connections Adds Facebook Page
The Center for Community Connections is proud to share the many offerings of community service available to the University community. The Center now has a Facebook group with an updated calendar.

Fox 29
Tips for a Sophisticated Residence Hall Room

Want to get that sophisticated, fun, and functional room for college? Fox 29’s College Campus Tour visited the University on August 28 to remake a room in Goodman Hall. Before they left campus, we made sure that we got all of the details. (read more)


PT White Coat Ceremony
The latest additions to the ranks of physical therapy professionals show off their new white coats following the gifting ceremony on Sept. 21.

Fall Fest

...Fall into the Fun

From students to alumni and from parents to faculty and staff, there is something for everyone at Fall Fest & Alumni Reunion. Fall into the fun this Saturday, Sept. 27. For more information, visit: www.usp.edu/fallfest


Visiting Researcher from Italy to Serve as 2008 Glasser Visiting Professor
Dr. Pier Giorgio Righetti of Milan’s Polytechnic Institute (Italy) will serve as the 2008 Glasser Visiting Professor from Saturday, Oct. 25 through Friday, Oct. 31. He will lecture three times on campus. (read more)

October Celebrations

October is the Time for Pharmacists and Physical Therapists to Celebrate
October is the annual recognition month for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Student chapters on campus have a host of activities planned to draw attention to their professions. (read more)


Online Chat for Prospective Students
Prospective undergraduate students have a ton of questions as they try to narrow their college choices, and the Admission Office will help with the answers with its first online chat on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. (read more)


Dr. McEwen Named First Houghton Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Internationally recognized chemist Dr. Charles N. McEwen has joined the University as the first Houghton Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry. (read more)

Travel Grant Helps Grad Student Carrie Waterman to ASP Meeting in Athens
Thanks in part to travel grant from The American Society of Pharmacognosy, graduate student Carrie Waterman PhD PhCog'11 was in Athens, Greece, for the 7th Joint Meeting of The American Society of Pharmacognosy. (read more)

More Headlines

dot New Format for Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar Series
dot Health Tip: Take a Load Off Your Shoulders! Backpack Safety for Back to School
dot PT Honors Leahy with Annual Lecture and Lab Dedication
dot New Transit Services Start
dot Name Change: Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences
dot August Research Activities
dot Mayes College Partners with the Alliance for Advancing Senior Health to Provide the Inaugural Advancing Senior Health Conference™

dot Bench2 Business Nominations Due Sept. 30

in printdot In Print: English for Pharmacy Writing and Oral Communication by Dr. Miriam Diaz-Gilbert. Published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins Publishers. For more information, visit www.lww.com

dot Wolbach Honored with Executive Director Advisor Award

dot Frederick Gutekunst and the Art of Photography to Close Soon



Class Notes

John M. Fischer P’74, PharmD’75 (MS’79, University of Pittsburgh) completed an Ironman triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile run) in 11 hours 29 minutes in Panama City, FL in November 2007. He placed 664th out of 2,184 people who finished the race.

S. Scott Wisnewski
P’82 (PharmD’91, University of Georgia) was appointed the director of experiential education and adjunct assistant professor at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Pharmacy. He lives in Uniontown, OH with his wife Diana and their daughter Joanna, a college senior.

Melissa A. Wilson
BC’94 (PhD’99, Georgetown University) graduated from Thomas Jefferson University with an MD degree on May 30, 2008. She is doing her internal medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Stacy (Manning) Cariello
MOT’02 and Scott Cariello PH/TX/01, PharmD’03 announced the birth of daughter Leigh Nicole. She was born on December 31, 2007 at 3:48 AM. Justin D. Boyden PharmD’06 is the baby’s godfather. The Cariello family lives in Levittown, PA.

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Alumni Memberships

Legacy Society
Daniel A. Hussar P'62, MS ’64, PhD 67 joined Bob Spera P’88; Ruth Brown, P’71, BW’06; Robin Keyack P’82, president-elect of the USP Alumni Association; Jill Grossenbacher Huzinec P’81; and Jennifer Tomaine Smedley P’80 at the convocation ceremony on August 22 to welcome this year’s new students. In addition to all of these alumni being Legacy Society members, Keyack, Grossenbacher and Smedley participated in move in day with their children who are new students this year. All told, there were 70 new students this year who were identified as Legacies.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Saturday, September 27
Fall Fest/Alumni Reunion, Campus

Thursday, October 2

Alumni Career Fair, sponsored by Career Services, USP Campus
Alumni Career Panel, USP Campus
Alumni Association Board Meeting, Campus

Monday, October 6
2nd Annual Jule Ann Keegan Memorial Golf Outing, Pine Hill Golf Club, Pine Hill, NJ.

Saturday, October 11
Virginia Area Alumni & Friends Reception, Richmond, VA.

Saturday-Wednesday, October 11-15
National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Alumni & Friends Reception, Tampa, FL.

Wednesday, October 22
New Jersey Pharmacy Association (NJPhA) Alumni & Friends Reception, Atlantic City, NJ.

For more information and to register for an event, please visit: www.usp.edu/alumnifriends/events.shtml