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July 2010
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Summer Institute Video
Exploring New Teaching Techniques
The Summer Institute for Middle Grade Science Teachers at USciences helps teachers enhance the classroom experience for Philadelphia’s students. Video

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Admission Summer Open Houses
Thursday, August 5 and Thursday, August 12

Friday, August 20
Summer Session II Ends

Friday, August 27
Summer Session A Ends
New Student Move-in Day and Convocation

Monday, August 30
Classes Begin for All Students

Monday, September 6
Labor Day, University Closed

Tuesday, September 7
Monday Schedule for Classes (Except Graduate Level Courses)

Sunday, September 12
Physical Therapy White Coat Ceremony 

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In the Community

Showcasing Healthy Lifestyles for Community Children

Six students from USciences visited The Sheppard Center to volunteer for Kids-4Change and help children learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. 

dot Philadelphia Inquirer’s Academic All-Stars:  Dayna Phillips Recognized for Softball; Martins and Van Scyoc Recognized for Men’s Tennis


Orientation 2010
Incoming students joined together during two-day orientation sessions in June and July to meet new classmates and get acclimated at USciences. The students will embark on their journeys on Friday, August 27 for move-in day and convocation.

Many HS-Age Students Won't Pursue Healthcare and Science Jobs
Despite the projected need for healthcare practitioners at all levels, nearly half of high school-age students are not considering pursuing a career in healthcare and science fields. The news comes as a result of a survey conducted online by Harris Interactive for USciences. 

dot USciences Response:  We Need to Engage Children Sooner

Spotlight:  William L. Ashton
Senior Vice President Bill Ashton is charged with unifying the University's external affairs.

Health Tip:  Gardening Ergonomics
Gardening can be physically challenging. Dr. Paula Kramer, chair and professor of occupational therapy, shares the key ergonomic tools designed to make gardening easier.
dot Watch Gardening Ergonomics on 6ABC

USciences Experts Blog

Interview with British Science Writer Marcus Chown
By Paul Halpern, PhD, Professor of Physics
I recently had the fantastic opportunity to interview British science writer Marcus Chown on the blogging "talk show" Bloggingheads.tv. The topic was his new book "The Matchbox that Ate a Forty-Ton Truck."(Read More)

More Headlines

dot Showcase Your Talents for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
dot Student, Faculty, and Staff News
dot Student Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Policy for Fall 2010 Semester

dot University City To Do: Friday Farmers’ Market | Dollar Stroll

Secundum Artem Exhibition


Class Notes

Rocky Larson P'73 and his wife Jan have retired and are enjoying life on the road volunteering for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). They have led canoe trips down the Rio Grande, campground hosted in Alaska, given interpretive tours of Okefenokee Swamp, and helped restore habitat for numerous endangered species at several other locations. 

Charlene Every-Rodriguez P'91, PharmaD’92 currently resides in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, with her husband John-Henry.

Diane (Green) Renner
P’92 married Keith Renner in Las Vegas on December 9, 2009. The couple currently reside in Harrisburg, PA.

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Alumni Reunion2010 Alumni Award Recipients Announced
We are pleased to announce the 2010 Alumni Association Award recipients:

dot Annual Award: Coleen Kayden P'78
dot Ivor Griffith Award: Tiziana Palatucci Fox P'84, PharmD'02
dot Young Alumnus Award:  Jill Rebuck P'95, PharmD'96
dot Honorary Alumnus: Thomas Bernhardt, RPh

SAVE THE DATE: Reunion: September 25, 2010
Check your mail early next month for your 2010 Reunion invitation and registration card.  If you don’t receive it, please call the Office of Alumni Relations at 888.857.6264 with an updated address,
and we’ll send an invite to you.  You may register online after August 15

Upcoming Alumni Events

Saturday, July 31, 4–7 p.m.

Summer Happy Hour at the Shore, The Windrift Resort Hotel, Avalon, NJ
Join fellow alums for some fun in the sun at our annual USciences/PCP Summer Happy Hour at the beach in Avalon, NJ. There will be plenty of refreshments and give-a-ways for all. Don’t miss this event – it will be a great opportunity to reconnect with former classmates and friends at a great locale. Please RSVP to alumnirelations@usp.edu or call the Alumni Office 888.857.6264.

Monday, August 2, 1-5 p.m.
Summer Golf Outing, Edgmont Country Club, Newtown Square, PA
Fore!  Shine up your golf shoes and dust off your clubs. It’s time for USciences' annual Summer Golf Outing. On Monday, August 2, alumni and friends are invited to tee off at beautiful Edgmont Country Club.  Located in Northern Delaware County, Edgmont Country Club is a challenging Par 70 course with large undulating greens, several changes in elevation, mature trees lining the fairways, and water in play on several holes. Availability is limited, but there is still time to register. Please RSVP to Paul Klimitas at p.klimit@usp.edu or call 215.596.8818.

For more information and to register for an event, please visit: http://www.usp.edu/USPalumniFriends/events.aspx

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