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October 2008
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Monday, Oct. 27
Glasser Visiting Professor lecture, hosted by Chemistry, 3-5 p.m., PTC 140
Tuesday, Oct. 28
Glasser Visiting Professor lecture, 3-5 p.m., hosted by Pharmaceutical Sciences, PTC 131
Wednesday, Oct. 29
dot Glasser Visiting Professor lecture,
4-6 p.m., McNeil STC
dot USP Political Connections Group Election Forum: “I’m Registered. Now What?", 7 to 9 p.m., McNeil STC
Thursday, Oct. 30
First-Year Student Health Fair, 1:30-2:30 p.m., ARC
Wednesday, Nov. 5
Fall Health Policy Speaker Series
4–5 p.m., room 237, McNeil STC
Thursday, Nov. 13
Malis Lecture: From Creeks to Sewers,
5 p.m., McNeil STC
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Fall Health Policy Speaker Series
4–5 p.m., room 237, McNeil STC
Thursday, Nov. 20
President Gerbino's Town Hall Meeting for faculty, staff, and students, 1-2 p.m., McNeil STC

Saturday, Nov. 22
Men's Basketball 100th Anniversary Celebration
dot Women vs. Kutztown University: 1 p.m.
dot Millennium Celebration: 2:30 p.m.*
dot Men vs. Kutztown University: 3 p.m.*
* approximate start time

Wednesday, Nov. 26
No Classes, University Open
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27-28
University Closed for Thanksgiving
 
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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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Phila. Distance Run Volunteers
Distance Run Volunteers Give a Hand

On Sunday, September 21, 31 students and five staff members from the University gathered to volunteer at the Philadelphia Distance Run. The volunteers assisted the runners after they crossed the finish line by giving out bottles of water, a medal, and various types of food.

Sports
Tauschek becomes All-Time Ace Leader as Devils Extend Winning Streak
Senior Claire Tauschek became the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia's all-time service ace leader as the women's volleyball team extended their winning streak to a school-record seven games with a 3-0 win over Nyack College in Nyack, New York on Saturday. (read more)

dot Women’s Tennis Team Awarded CACC Team Sportsmanship Award
dot Jones Named CACC Women's Tennis Rookie of the Week
dot Tauschek Named CACC Volleyball Player of the Week


 


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Basketball Invite

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PT and Pharmacy Months
With October marking national celebrations for pharmacy and physical therapy, students from each field hosted numerous events throughout the month. Pharmacy students (left) ringed the set of the NBC's TODAY show (watch a clip) and held a brown bag medication check up, while PT students held a balance and fall screening for local seniors (right).

Clyde Ofner
Ofner

Taking Aim at Tumors with Magic Bullets
The future of anti-cancer drugs may one day work like a laser-guided missile that hones in on its target. This “Magic Bullet” is the approach of researcher Dr. Clyde Ofner III who is one of the early researchers in an emerging field of antineoplastic agents. (read more)

Adam Levin
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Going with the Flow: Philadelphia Sewer Historian to Present Malis Lecture
On Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at 5 p.m. in the McNeil Science and Technology Center, Adam Levine will present the 2008 Malis Memorial Lecture “From Creeks to Sewers” focusing on Mill Creek, which runs through Clark Park on its way to the Delaware. The lecture is free and open to the public.
(read more)

Election 2008
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Nov.4
Election Day

Healthcare and the Next President
The nation’s economic turmoil has raised the stakes for healthcare reform even higher. Job loss will mean health insurance loss for many Americans. They will join almost 47 million others who have no access to coverage. Healthcare reform promises to be a major concern for the next administration. (read more)

Watch: Dr. Robert I. Field on WHYY's "A Sick System is American Health Care Ailing?" at 10 p.m. on Oct. 31.

USP Political Connections To Host Election Forum: I’m Registered. Now What?"
Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the McNeil Science and Technology Center. Students from USP Political Connections will present platform issues for each of the candidates. There will be a pecial appearance and introductory remarks by State Representative Jim Roebuck.

Parkhurst Dining Services is Getting Eco-Friendly
Trayless weekends and new, reusable food carriers are just a few of the announced steps that Parkhurst Dining Services has initiated on campus to make the food service provider more environmentally friendly. (read more)

Positive Marks at Accreditation Midway Point
Last accredited in 2003 by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the University is currently halfway through its accreditation cycle and has received positive feedback from its Periodic Review Report (PRR). (read more)


More Headlines

dot 22nd Annual Fall Colloquium for the Philadelphia Neuropsychology Society slated for Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008: Frontal Lobe Functions - What have we learned in 35 years?

dot September Research Activities
dot Fall 2008: Programs at Woodlands Cemetary
dot Operations Division Accomplishments for 2008
dot Scholarship to Honor Memory of Student
dot Clothing Drive a Success
dot Former Baseball Players Win Hoops for Humanity and Help Raise $300 for Big Brothers Big Sisters

dot First-Year Student Health Fair Set for Oct. 30

dot Fall Health Policy Speaker Series
dot Caitlyn Capella MOT'10 Receives Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Student Award of Recognition

dot Puerto Rico Photo Exhibit & Presentation

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Class Notes

1967
Ruth C. Davis P’67 (PharmD’70, Ohio State University) is currently conducting one of her many classes at Johns Hopkins University Hospital to nationally certify pharmacy technicians. Dr. Davis’ students have a 98% pass rate.

1982
Frank S. Kondrad C’82 recently became director of health care relations at AstraZeneca. Previously he was the company’s brand leader of marketing for Nexium. He lives in Hockessin, DE.

1996
Carolyn (Lutkus) Kushwarra P’96 and her husband John announced the birth of son Alan Corey on September 11, 2007. Alan joins big brother John Frederick. Carolyn is a part-time pharmacist at Yorkville Drug Store and Towne Drugs, both in Pottsville, PA where she and her family reside.

2001
Carl J. Popelas PharmD’01 and Cindy (Clark) Popelas MPT’01 welcomed son John Carl on September 14, 2007. He joins big sister Julia Kathryn. The family resides in Milford, DE.

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Alumni Memberships
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Nancy Shils
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Nancy Shils to Lead Alumni Relations
Nancy Shils has joined Institutional Advancement as the new manager of alumni relations. Shils, who served over 10 years as the associate director for Alumni Affairs and Annual Giving at the Wharton School, will be the acting liaison between the University and the Alumni Association. (read more)

Alumni AwardsDiscover the Fun At Fall Fest & Alumni Reunion
From the annual alumni awards (right) to the student carnival to the alumni reception, re-live the best of Fall Fest & Alumni Reunion with images from the day. (Photo Gallery)

Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Honors Coleen M. Kayden P'78, RPh, and George McAlanis P'74, RPh
Alumni Coleen M. Kayden P'78, RPh, and George McAlanis P'74, RPh, were honored by The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association at its Annual Conference. (read more)

Upcoming Alumni Events

Monday, Nov. 17
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) breakfast Atlanta, GA

Saturday, Nov 22
100 Years of Basketball Celebration, USP Campus

Thursday, Dec. 4            
Alumni Career Panel, USP Campus
Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting, USP Campus
         
Sunday-Thursday, Dec. 8-11            
American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Alumni & Friends Reception, Orlando, FL



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