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January 2010
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

2009 Year in Review
This issue of the Insider takes a look back at the highlights from a year that included the renaming of a college, expansion of programs, new academic leadership, and a host of events, speakers, and celebrations that made 2009 memorable.

Community & Government Relations
Last year, students and student groups, such as APhA-ASP (above, providing free health screenings), completed more than 3000 hours of service. Along with faculty and staff, students are a driving force in the University’s mission to be an active partner with our local communities.

A Holiday Season of Giving
In the spirit of the 2009 holiday season, students, staff, and faculty generously ramped up their efforts to help others in our community.

Students Help Blind Children Set Their Sights on Golf
In October, students volunteered to assist a short-handed coaching staff at the Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association’s junior golf clinic for blind and partially-sighted children.

Taking a Stand for Private Education Tuition Relief
When Pa. Governor Rendell’s early 2009 proposed budget overlooked tuition relief for private colleges and universities, several students headed to the state capitol for a day of lobbying.

Reflecting on a Spring Break Spent Helping Others
A far cry from the typical spring break, a group of students headed to the Big Apple to work with the Youth Service Opportunities Project as part of the University’s annual alternative spring break, Help Hope Humanity.

In The NewsSamson College Renamed
College of Health Sciences Renamed in Honor of Marvin Samson

In November, Samson College of Health Sciences was officially branded with a new name as the University dedicated the College in honor of Marvin Samson, a longtime friend, honorary alumnus, and trustee.

Institute for Geriatric Studies Established
To meet a growing need for senior health professionals, the University established the Institute for Geriatric Studies, which focuses squarely on the critical issues of business and policy affecting geriatric health by uniting resources to provide education and services.

New Physics Program Focuses on Latest Career Paths

The newest addition to the University's diverse program offerings, the bachelor of science in physics offers students three tracks, including a biophysics or materials science track, and prepares them for emerging technologies.

H1N1: A Campus-Community Response
The University has established a strong foundation to combat the virus through education and awareness, personal health hygiene, and vaccinations.

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University Dives Deep into Online & New Media
Over the course of 2009, the University launched a full-fledged effort into social media, opening up new lines of communication and providing opportunities for real-time connections.

AlumniReunion 2009
Alumni ReunionAlumni of all ages rekindled old friendships and made new ones at Reunion 2009 in September. The fun-filled day included alumni/student events, tours of the newly expanded campus, faculty speakers, and the Dinner Dance. (Photo Gallery)

Ivor Griffith Service Award: Robert Spera|Young Alumnus Award: Richard Paoletti|Annual Alumni Award: George Malmberg|Honorary Alumnus Award: Kenneth Leibowitz
SAVE THE DATE: Reunion 2010 - Saturday, September 25

Alumni Golf Tournament27th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament
More than 80 alumni, faculty, staff, and friends hit the links at Edgmont Country Club on a sunny day in August to raise money for a good cause.

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 this year until alumni efforts restored their future.


Alumnus John A. Gans Receives FDA’s Commissioner’s Special Citation Award
Dr. John A. Gans P’66, PharmD’69, EVP and CEO for the American Pharmacists Association, and the University’s director of healthcare leadership, was honored for 20 years of outstanding leadership.

Campus Happenings

188th Commencement Honors Three as 637 Students Earn Degrees

Occupational Therapy Hosts First Fulbright Scholar on Campus

Innovative Partnership Trains Students in Biomedical Research

4th Annual Race for Humanity Supports Ronald McDonald House

Health Fair
First Annual Samson College of Health Sciences Health Fair

The BOD POD Touches Down for Newly Named Exercise Science & Wellness Management Program

Alpha Lambda Delta Inducts First-Year High Achievers

Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy Presents SECUNDUM ARTEM

New Food Services Provider Sodexo Serves Up Fresh Dining Options

Misher Festival: A Look Back at the Week’s Highlights

Welcome Week
Move-in Day Kicks Off Activity-Packed Welcome Week

Phi Kappa Psi Takes Gold in First Annual USP Olympics

A Summer of Learning & Laughs for Local Students & Teachers

Founders' Day
Founders’ Day Honors John A. Borneman, III

Distinguished Speakers

Harlow Shapley Visiting Lectureship: University of Chicago Professor Michael S. Turner.

Health Policy Symposium
, “What is the future of digital healthcare?”
Industry, government, academia, and medicine experts, including Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy, Dr. Joseph F. Coughlin, Dr. Richard J. Baron, and Dr. Lawrence L. Weed.

John C. Krantz, Jr., Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Andrew E. Mulberg, Portfolio Leader, Internal Medicine, Mature Products Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development.

Malis Memorial Lecture: Archeologist Rebecca Yamin presented “Urban Archaeology - Adding to History from the Ground Up.”

Misher Visiting Professor of Humanities: Noted microscopist James E. Hayden.

Symposium on Advances in Pharmacy Practice: Dr. Daniel A. Hussar and Dr. Joseph J. McHale.

Faculty Achievements

Dr. Roy Robson Named President-Elect of Southern Conference on Slavic Studies

Ken Leibowitz Recognized as Honorary Member of the American Pharmacists Association

Dr. Paul Halpern’s Essay Wins Foundational Questions Institute’s International Competition

Dr. Laura A. Mandos Earns Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching

Faculty Authors Celebrated at Luncheon

Administrative Changes

Dr. Suzanne Murphy Named Dean of Misher College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. John A. Gans Appointed Executive Director of Healthcare Leadership

Changes in Academic Affairs and Mayes College

Dr. Kevin Murphy Named Chair of Humanities Department

CACC Men’s Team Sportsmanship Award
Men’s Athletic Program

CACC All-Conference Honors
Men's Basketball: Adewale Adefemi PMM’11 (third team)
Women's Basketball: Erin Chesnavich BI’10 (first team); Allison Weiss HS’10 (third team)
Baseball: Mark Forbes PharmD'12 (second team); Pete McCauley DPT'11 (second team)
Softball: Dayna Phillips BI’11 (second team)
Women's Cross Country: Beth Crawford PharmD'12; Kristen Waters PharmD'15

CACC Team Sportsmanship Award
Men's Basketball
Men's Cross Country

College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) All-Academic Rifle Team
Mixed Rifle: Alex Novin PharmD ’10; Hannah Goess MOT’10; Raymond Janowski BI’09; Courtney Cavalieri PharmD’11; Glen Hirsh MB’10
Women’s Rifle: Deborah Booth PharmD’13; Elisha Shumard DPT’11

MAC All-Academic Rifle Team
Mixed Rifle: Glen Hirsh MB ’10; Courtney Cavalieri PharmD’11; Raymond Janowski BI’09
Women’s Rifle: Danielle Grimaldi PharmD’10; Deborah Booth PharmD’13

2009 ESPN The Magazine College Academic All-District Two Teams
Women’s At-Large Team: Deborah Booth PharmD’13
Softball: Dayna Phillips BI’11
Women’s Basketball: Erin Chesnavich BI'10; Melissa Rotz PharmD'12
Volleyball: Christine Puschak PharmD’13

Inquirer Academic All-Area
Tennis: Ricardo Martins DPT'12; Francisco Garcia CS'12
Softball: Brittany Ebersole PhC'09; Dayna Phillips BI'11
Women’s Cross Country: Beth Crawford PharmD'12; Jessica Kaminski PharmD'13
Women’s Volleyball: Christine Puschak PharmD’13

National Consortium for Academics and Sports/Scholar-Baller Academic Momentum Award
Glen Hirsh MB’10

Daktronics NCAA Division II East All-Region Women's Basketball Team
Erin Chesnavich BI'10 (second team)

U.S. Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)

Men’s Cross Country (division II all-academic team)
Women’s Cross Country (division II all-academic team)

CACC Winter All-Academic Team
Women’s Basketball: Melissa Rotz PharmD'12; Erin Chesnavich BI'10

CACC Spring All-Academic Team
Men’s Tennis: Francisco Garcia CS'12; Ricardo Martins DPT'12; Daniel Rubin PharmD'12
Women’s Softball: Samantha Tu MOT'11; Brittany Ebersole PhC'09; Ashley Tobin PharmD'11; Dayna Phillips BI'11
; Erin Degnan PharmD'12
Golf: Lauren Wallis PharmD'11; Tony Vanetesse MT'12

CACC Fall All-Academic Team
Men’s Cross Country: Mark Cifelli PharmD'11; Martin Farrell PharmD'13
Women’s Cross Country: Sarah Verbyla PharmD'12
Women’s Volleyball: Megan Wolfe MOT'10; Christine Puschak PharmD'13

Athletics Inducts Two into Hall of Fame
In December, the Athletic Department welcomed Diane Green P’92 (Rifle 1988-92) and Mark Tacelosky P’97, PharmD’98 (Men’s Basketball 1992-96), into the Athletics Hall of Fame. L to R: Men's Basketball Coach Dave Pauley, Green, Athletic Director Bobby Morgan, Tacelosky, and Associate Athletic Director Paul Klimitas. (Photo Gallery|Video)

Bobby Morgan Selected as a CAA Basketball Legend
Athletic director and former Drexel University basketball player Bobby Morgan was selected to the Colonial Athletic Association's 2009 Men's Basketball Legends Class.


Paul Stadelberger Selected as Women's Basketball Coach
Paul Stadelberger became the fifth head coach in the program's history after serving as an assistant women's basketball coach at Philadelphia University for the past 20 seasons.

Mixed Rifle Captures 14th MAC Championship Title
For the second consecutive year, the team defeated Virginia Military Institute's mixed rifle team, 2049-2028, to win the MAC Sharpshooter Division Varsity Smallbore Championship.

The Campus Recreation Updates Blog launched to provide schedules, scores, game photos, and more, from your favorite Intramural and Club Sports.

Upcoming Events
CACC Men’s Basketball Sportsmanship Awards
Wednesday, Jan. 30

Founders' Day
Thursday, Feb. 18

Race for Humanity
Saturday, March 27

Research Day
Thursday, April 8

Misher Festival
Saturday, April 12-17

Misher College 25th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, April 15

Student Appreciation Day
Thursday, April 22

Wednesday, May 26

Move-In Day & Convocation
Friday, Aug. 27

Alumni Reunion
Saturday, Sept. 25

Please visit www.usp.edu to learn more about the exciting events coming up in 2010.