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H1N1 Vaccine Now Available to Entire University Community

Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) is pleased to announce that the H1N1 influenza vaccine is now available to all University of the Sciences students and employees (staff and faculty, including adjunct faculty) free of charge

In order to receive your vaccination, you must email shac@usp.edu in order to be scheduled for an appointment slot. Appointments will be available on a “first come, first serve” basis for all campus community members. At this time, in order to insure the ability to maintain SHAC’s current level of health service delivery to student clientele, all vaccinations will be scheduled for Fridays only, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. 

You will need to provide the following information in your email request:
First and Last Name
Student or Employee ID#
University affiliation (student > academic program; faculty or staff > departmental affiliation)
University email address
Local phone (preferably cell or work extension)

Due to the heavy volume of student patient visits to SHAC at this time of year, please understand that SHAC cannot respond to telephone or in-person inquiries regarding the H1N1 influenza vaccination mini-clinic.  If you have specific questions regarding the mini-clinic or regarding the vaccine or the H1N1 flu itself, please visit http://www.usp.edu/shac for further information or email your concerns to shac@usp.edu.

Unfortunately, at this time SHAC is unable to offer the vaccine to family members of students or employees or other individuals who are not formally affiliated with University of the Sciences.

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April Seminars for Health and Social Service Professional Students

This Bridging The Gap (BTG) seminar series, conducted in cooperation with community organizations, is designed to address the root causes for many of today's public health issues and to develop concrete strategies to address them.

Due to limited space and resources only health and social service professional students who attend the participating BTG academic health centers are eligible to register.  For more information, please contact Ruth Schemm at r.schemm@usip.edu or 215-596-8990.

On-line registration is required for the following seminars. Register online here.

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Attention Students, the 2010 Census is Here!
If you are a student, living on or off campus, you should complete your own form 2010 Census form. Your parents should not count you. There’s a slightly different process for students living on-campus than for those off-campus. Read more about this below. And remember, filling out your census form is mandatory. Here's what to expect:

Off-Campus Students
If you're living off-campus, you'll receive your form and return envelope in the mail after March 15. It is 10 questions and will take about 10 minutes to complete. Postage is provided, all you have to do is fill it out (be sure to count everyone living with you) and mail it back! Need a form? Call 866-872-6868 toll-free.

On-Campus Students
If you live on-campus, you'll fill out an Individual Census Form. Lucky for you, it’s only seven questions and you only need to fill it out for yourself. You'll be asked by your RA, house manager, or census representative to fill out the form. Fill it out, put it in the provided envelope, and return it. You'll find out where/when to return your completed form upon receiving it.

Be Counted in Philadelphia
By filling out the Census, you'll help the whole city gain federal funding for roads, schools, hospitals, and more. Have questions? Call 311 if you have any questions or visit www.phillycounts.org/ucountinphilly for more information.

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Femi Memorial 3 on 3 Tournament Raises $2500 for Scholarship

By Marc Caserio, Director of Campus Recreation

On Saturday, March 20, 2010, we hosted our annual Femi Memorial 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament to honor the memory and life of Olufemi “Femi” Ogunkorode.  Femi was a third year PharmD student, star tennis player, and ARC staff member when he passed on March 23, 2006. He was, and will always be, a part of the ARC family, so every year we pay tribute to his life and passion for basketball by hosting this 3 on 3 basketball tournament. In addition, we provide the campus with an exciting event and raise money for the Femi Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

24 teams made up of 96 participants from all over the tri-state area entered to win the prestigious title and cash prize of $250. After 60 games of fierce competition in pool play, 12 teams advanced to the single elimination championship bracket. Holding true to form what March Madness brings during the NCAA tournament the #11 seed “3 Brothers/2 Others” after its first round defeat of the #12 seed “Tiger Woods Putt”, went on to upset the #1, #4, and #2 seeds to win its second consecutive Femi Memorial title. It was a fantastic day that resulted in us raising $2527.95 for the Femi Memorial Scholarship Fund. More importantly, we kept Femi’s legacy alive in our minds and hearts. We are already looking forward to next year’s tournament.        

The winners of the raffles:
iPod Touch – Men's Basketball Coach David Pauley
Nikon CoolPix Camera – Jasmine Mencia PharmD’13
We like to send out a sincere thank you to all the people that participated in the raffles.  Remember it’s not about winning or losing, it’s about supporting a worthy cause and keeping Femi’s memories alive.    
Thank you to all our volunteers!  This tournament would not be successful without their support:
Kevin Abraham (Scorekeeper), Adewale Adefemi (Referee), Jeff Addo, Kiomi Harris-Addo (Scorekeeper), Emma Berkey (Temple University Athletic Trainer), Chuck Chandler (Temple University Athletic Trainer), Jason Chen (Certified EMT), Malachy Clancy (Certified EMT), Laura Clarke (Athletics) , Scott Coleman (Scorekeeper), Mayur Daftari (Scorekeeper), Ryan de Lorraine (Referee), Dante DiStefano (Scorekeeper), Domenick DiStefano (Concession Stand), Ginnene DiStefano (Scorekeeper), Shannon Donegan (Temple University Athletic Trainer), Ben Edwards (Referee), Jordan Elting (Scorekeeper), Curtis Fitch (Referee), Andrew Gangemi (Scorekeeper), Gayle Garrison (Athletics), Pamela Grondki (Temple University Athletic Trainer), Elroy Huynh (Photographer), Chelsea James (Temple University Athletic Trainer), Melissa Jankoviak (Scorekeeper), Elizabeth Judy (Scorekeeper), Joe Keglovits (Referee), Briana Kelly (Raffles), Jack Korbutov (Scorekeeper), Megha Mamgain (Concession Stand), Tiphanie McKinley (Temple University Athletic Trainer), Dani Moffit (Temple University), Jincy Varughese (National Anthem Singer), Caroline Oakley (Temple University Athletic

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