Standard Process Helps Prepare Future Health Care Professionals with $500,000 Gift to National University of Health Sciences
Palmyra, Wisconsin– Standard Process Inc., manufacturer of nutritional whole food supplements, has committed $500,000, to National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) to help the school upgrade its Lombard, Ill. campus, beginning with its biochemistry lab.
Renovations on the lab have started and are estimated to be complete by fall. NUHS plans to use the remaining funds to remodel its anatomy laboratory, beginning in the summer of 2012.
"Standard Process shares our vision in preparing doctors with the type of solid training necessary to be first-contact physicians who offer patient-centered whole health care," said Dr. James Winterstein, NUHS president. "And we are proud to partner with Standard Process in this philanthropic venture."
"Standard Process is encouraged by NUHS' desire to enhance its students' educational experience, and we're honored to support the university's facility improvements," said Dr. Mary Beth Larsen, Standard Process chiropractic relations manager. "By forming a long-term relationship between Standard Process and the university, we are helping the students become the natural health care practitioners needed for tomorrow."
Summer Undergraduate Class at Northwestern Health Sciences University is Largest Yet
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Northwestern Health Sciences University welcomed 43 new students to the summer term in the undergraduate studies program. The new class is not only the largest summer undergraduate enrollment, but also the largest number of new undergraduate students ever enrolled in one term. There are at least five to ten more students enrolled in each of the 2010 summer courses.
"In the undergraduate studies program, classes can be completed in one term – summer, fall or winter – as opposed to taking a full academic year of classes," said Christine Quam, admissions counselor at Northwestern. "This makes it convenient for the students." The program is tailored to meet the needs of the students– allowing many of them to work part-time and even take classes at other undergraduate institutions.
Along with the accelerated classes, the undergraduate studies program features additional benefits, according to Quam. Students are able to get on-campus faster which allows them to meet faculty and develop relationships with other students earlier on in their educational career. Plus students can immediately participate in the clinical systems, not only to receive treatment, but to develop mentoring relationships with and ask questions of upper level students.
"It’s a way to help students integrate into the campus community sooner," said Quam. "These students tend to feel more immersed in the culture of Northwestern once they enroll in a degree program."
"All of my classes are very bright, full of ambition and focused on a career in natural health care," said Don Deal, director of undergraduate studies. "I look forward to seeing what the future holds for this class."
Northwestern Health Sciences University offers a wide array of choices in natural health care education including chiropractic, Oriental medicine, acupuncture, therapeutic massage and human biology. The University has nearly 900 students on a 25-acre campus in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Life University Places Third in 2010 Division 1 Rugby Championship
Life University beats Palmer College 61-17 in consolation game
Marietta, Georgia – Over the June 5-6 weekend, Life University reached the final four of the Division 1 Men’s Rugby Championship. After losing by three points in the semifinals to eventual national champions, Las Vegas, Life University regrouped and dominated Palmer College 61-17 in the consolation game.
Dan Payne, Life University’s Director of Rugby said, "I couldn’t be more proud of a group of players. We bounced back from a disappointing, very close, loss on Saturday with great emotion and enthusiasm. It has been a special experience for everyone involved with this group of student-athletes."
The Life University men’s rugby team finishes the season with a record of 20-1, with the only loss coming in the national semifinals. Having recently been voted "Rugby Club of the Year" by Rugby Magazine, the leading rugby periodical in the United States, Life University continues to be the class of college rugby, boasting two elite rugby teams in SuperLeague and Division 1. Life University is getting ready to add a third team this fall which will participate in the inaugural season of the Rugby Premier League, which will feature well-known colleges and universities such as Tennessee, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Army, and Ohio State.
Rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in America. Rugby’s popularity in the metro Atlanta area is evident by the fact that 23 Georgia high schools currently field boys teams and another five field girls teams. American football is actually a derivative of rugby, the two sharing many similarities in terms of objectives and scoring – but rugby does it without pads!
Life University is a four-year undergraduate and graduate school accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), and the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE). The mission of Life University is to empower the student with the education, skills and values needed for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy. Life University is located at 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta, Georgia 30060.
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