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September 2009
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Move-In Day & Convocation

Move-In Day & Convocation Video
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Patricia Leahy Memorial LectureThursday, Sept. 24
Ninth Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture

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Thursday, October 1
10th Annual Fall Career Fair
Friday, October 9
Department of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

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

Saturday, October 17
PCP White Coat Ceremony
dot Fall Fest

Thursday, October 22
Harlow Shipley Visiting Lectureship Series of the American Astronomical Society
Thursday, October 29
First-Year Science & Health Fair
Wednesday, November 11
Celebration of Samson College of Health Sciences
Tuesday, November 17
Town Hall Meeting

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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In the Community
Health HealthJoin the Walk to Fight Heart Disease
University of the Sciences has been invited to participate in the American Heart Association’s 5k Start! Philadelphia Heart Walk on Nov. 14 and is looking for 8-10 Team Captains.


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 Women's Cross Country Take Fifth at Wilmington Invitational
dot Men's Cross Country Take Third at Wilmington Invitational
dot Soccer Club Team Loses Heartbreaker to Villanova

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PT Whitecoat Ceremony
The latest additions to the ranks of physical therapy professionals show off their new white coats following the Fourth Annual White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 13 (Read More).

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!

It's Not Too Late To Register! www.usp.edu/alumnifriends/reunion/

Sign of the Times: H1N1 Preparation and Education Underway
As the threat of H1N1 flu continues, University leaders share the key precautions and steps they're taking to keep the flu strain at bay on campus.

Fall Fest 2009Fall Fest 2009: Fall into the Fun!
You and your family are invited to join students and their families, alumni and friends, and faculty and staff, to celebrate University pride at Fall Fest on Saturday, October 17!


Dean's Spotlight: Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy
Founding Dean Dr. William L. Ashton shares the recent progress and achievements of the University's newest college.

More Headlines

dot A Summer of Learning & Laughs for Local Students & Teachers

dot Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry Members Present at ACS National Meeting
dot Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Grabs Gold
dot Samson College of Health Sciences Undergoes High-Tech Renovation
dot August Research Activities
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Real Healthcare System Development
By Richard Stefanacci, Director, The Institute for Geriatric Studies

Despite all the talk about healthcare reform the only thing being talked about is insurance reform. President Obama’s speech to Congress on Sept. 9 highlighted only improvements to insurance coverage and cost reductions primarily through reductions in waste and abuse in the Medicare system. (Read More)

On September 8, Honors Program students and their friends volunteered at the “Red Goes Green” program at Citizens Bank Park, where they picked up recyclable bottles from fans between innings and watched the Phillies beat the visiting Washington Nationals.

Class Notes

David B. Crothers TX’86 and Kristine Foranoce were married on April 26, 2009 in Orefield, Pa. Jeffrey W. Lawrence TX’87 (PhD’92, University of FL) was a groomsman. Dave and Kris live in Henderson, Nev.

Scott R. Keen MPT’98 was recently promoted to CEO of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts. He and his family moved to Massachusetts from Pennsylvania, where he was the director of marketing and business development for HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital.

Jennifer (Hinkle) Godshall MPT’02 and her husband Brian announced the birth of son Benjamin Lee on March 19, 2008. He joins big brother Brandon. Jennifer is a physical therapist for Grand View Sports Medicine in Sellersville, Pa.

In Memoriam
Elliott S. Herman P’85 lost his battle with bile duct cancer on January 26. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

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Robin Keyack P’81, Frank Keyack P'82, Arthur Buck P’63, Alan Buck P’60, and Robert Schreiber P ’71 reconnect during the Summer Happy Hour at the Windrift Hotel in Avalon, NJ, on July 25.

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

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