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August 2009
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Monday, August 31
Fall 2009 Classes Begin
Monday, September 7
Labor Day - University Closed

Tuesday, September 8
Monday Schedule for Classes (except graduate level courses)

Sunday, September 13
PT White Coat Ceremony

Thursday, September 17
Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, September 24
Ninth Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture
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Thursday, October 1
10th Annual Fall Career Fair

Monday, October 12
Mid-Semester Pacing Break – No Classes (except graduate level courses)

Saturday, October 17
PCP White Coat Ceremony
dot Fall Fest

Misher Festival of Fine Arts & HumanitiesSAVE THE DATES:
dot April 12-16, 2010

Misher Festival of Fine
Arts & Humanities
dot April 15, 2010
25th Anniversary Celebration for College of Arts & Sciences

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2nd Annual Golf Team Fundraiser

The golf team is holding its second annual fundraiser golf tournament on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 12 to help raise money for the team’s spring trip in March 2010.

dot ARC Equipment & Fitness Updates
dot Athletics Grades Oustanding in Classroom Performance
dot Women's Volleyball Picked Fifth
in CACC Pre-Season Poll

dot Women's Tennis Picked Sixth in CACC Pre-Season Poll

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USciences Expert Blog
Don't hang up those sneakers just yet!
By Karin Richards, Director, Exercise Science & Wellness Management Program

Despite TIME magazine's August 9th cover article, Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin, you actually DO need to exercise for overall health as well as to maintain a healthy weight. Will exercise ALONE solve your weight problems? (Read More)

On Friday, August 28, the University marked the arrival of more than 550 new students. After settling into their dorm rooms, the students joined their parents, along with faculty and staff, in the ARC for the University's seventh annual convocation ceremony (Read More).

Stimulus Grant to Aid in Drug Development
A grant funded by the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Science will enable unprecedented drug development research at the University.

Fraternity Alumni Support Helps Save Upsilon Sigma Phi
With low membership and a condemned chapter house the fraternity, founded by PCP students in 1919, was on the brink of dismantling until alumni efforts and support restored their future.

University Students Pilot Warsaw Program
This past may, two students became the first from the University to study abroad in the University of Warsaw’s WISP program, where they worked with students from all over Europe and visited historic sites across Poland.

SodexoNew Food Services Provider Serves Up Fresh Dining Options
Over the summer, Sodexo, the leading provider of university food services in the country, joined the University of the Sciences family as the provider of campus food services.

Dean's Spotlight
By Dr. Lisa A. Lawson, interim dean of pharmacy

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy’s interim dean of pharmacy shares some of PCP’s major accomplishments and initiatives during the last year (Read More).

More Headlines
dot Catch the Wave: New Teaching & Learning Tools for the Campus Community
dot Health Tip: Simple Strategies for Healthy Eating & Living
dot Dr. John A. Gans Appointed Executive Director of Healthcare Leadership
dot July Research Activities
Barnes & Noble The University of the Sciences Bookstore has temporarily relocated to Alumni Hall. You can also visit online at the bookstore website.

Class Notes

John A. Franceschini
P’66 (MBA’70, Drexel University) held a staged reading of his second comedy play, Hooray for Bixby!, at the Newport Theatre Arts Center and recently appeared in Arsenic and Old Lace at the Huntingdon Beach Playhouse. John is studying acting at Orange County Community College. He lives in Irvine, Ca.

Therese A. Bohusch
MPT’92, DPT’07 took command of the 30th Medical Operations squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base on July 9, 2009. The squadron of 135 personnel provides comprehensive outpatient prevention and healthcare services to a population of 9,000.

Dina (Bainbridge) Sandri
P’95 and her husband Marc announced the birth of daughter Kylla Grace on April 10, 2009. Kylla joins big brother Casen, age six. Dina is co-director of pharmacy services at Shamokin Hospital in Coal Township, Pa.

Melissa M. Devlin
P’00, PharmD’01 married Christopher Devlin on June 6, 2009 in Phoenixville, Pa. Dawn (Feltner) Pollitt P’00, PharmD’01 was a bridesmaid. The newlyweds honeymooned in Italy and currently reside in New Jersey.

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Alumni Memberships


Alumni Reunion LogoDance the Night Away at Reunion 2009

Saturday, Sept. 26

Calling all alumni! Rekindle old friendships and make new ones as Reunion 2009 brings back the popular dinner-dance format!

Register Now at www.usp.edu/alumnifriends/reunion/

Reminder: Alumni with class years ending in 4's and 9's, please return update forms. Contact the Alumni Relations office at p.mcnelly@usp.edu or 1.888.857.6264 if you have not received a letter from Reunion Chairs.

The 27th annual Alumni Golf Tournament brought together 83 alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the University for a day of golf, which raised money for the athletic department's training room, as well as more than $700 for The Make A Wish Foundation.

Summer Happy Hour
Summer Happy Hour

LEFT: Robin Keyack P’81, Arthur Buck P’63, Alan Buck P’60, Robert Schreiber P ’71, and Henry Katra P’74 reconnect during the Summer Happy Hour at the Windrift Hotel in Avalon, NJ, on July 25.
Stephanie Bean MPT’89 and Nick Marasco P‘96. We hope to see you at next year's Summer Happy Hour!

Upcoming Alumni Events

Thursday, October 1
dot Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
dot Alumni Career Panel
dot Alumni Career Fair

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