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Caduceus Newsletter:  Fall 2014.01, Week of August 25  

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Dr. Stan Eisen, Director
Preprofessional Health Programs
Christian Brothers University

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

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Mama Dee’s Italian Ices is coming to CBU to serve dessert on September 9, starting at 6:30 p.m.!

 

Of course, there is a hidden agenda—a presentation regarding the new MCAT by Dr. Eisen, starting at 7 p.m.  For more information, please see Article #2.

 

Table of Contents:

 

1.   Events coming up. 

2.  MCAT2015:  A discussion about upcoming changes MCAT, Tuesday, September 9, starting at 7 p.m, in AH 122. 
3.  Inside OME:  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, July/August 2014 issue. 
4.  Podiatric physicians are licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.  The average salary in 2012 was $175,000.   (Information is from a new promotional brochure distributed by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine.)    
5.  The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy will sponsor its Greenline ˝ Marathon on October 12, 2014, starting at 8 a.m. 
6.  Dr. Doug Tallamy, University of Delaware professor and noted author of the book, Bringing Nature Home - How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants (2007, Timber Press), will make his first appearance in Memphis on September 4th at the Memphis Botanic Garden, an event co-sponsored by the Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden with the generous support of Buckman. 

 

1.   Events coming up. 

·         Tuesday, September 9, starting at 7 p.m.:  MCAT2015:  A discussion about upcoming changes MCAT.  For more information, please see Article #2;

·         Tuesday, September 16, starting at 1 p.m. in the Montesi Room of Buckman Hall:  First impressions Series – Professional Image & Business Etiquette, sponsored by Career Services.  This is especially relevant to those of you who will be invited for interviews;

·         Wednesday, September 17, in Buckman 207, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.:  Mock Interview Day, sponsored by Career Services;

·         Tuesday, September 18, in Montesi, 12 to 2 p.m.:  STEM Showcase:  Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Career Expo, sponsored by Career Services;

·         Thursday, September 25:   Graduate School Expo.  Please note that the annual Health Career Opportunities Fair, usually held in late October or early November, has been merged with this event.  Canale Arena, 12-2 p.m.

 

2.  MCAT2015:  A discussion about upcoming changes MCAT, Tuesday, September 9, starting at 7 p.m, in AH 122. 

After quite a few years of planning, the new MCAT will be launched in 2015.  It will be lengthened to an entire day of testing, and it will include questions that pertain to psychology and sociology, as well as the more traditional natural sciences.  Dr. Eisen will give a presentation on the new format, starting at 7 p.m.

 

As an incentive for pre-med students to attend this presentation, Mama Dee’s Italian Ices will be serving dessert, starting at 6:30 p.m., on the first floor of Assisi Hall.  

 

3.  Inside OME:  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, July/August 2014 issue. 

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4.  Podiatric physicians are licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.  The average salary in 2012 was $175,000.   (Information is from a new promotional brochure distributed by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine.)    

 

 

 

5.  The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy will sponsor its Greenline ˝ Marathon on October 12, 2014, starting at 8 a.m. 

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Run the race that runs the Greenline

October 12 | 8am

Registration: $65

 

Did you know that Shelby Farms Greenline runs on your support? All proceeds from the Greenline Half Marathon help Shelby Farms Park Conservancy keep the trail you love clean, green and safe. 

 

Learn More + Register Today...

 

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http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs005/1102329648182/img/67.jpgWise Trek: New Senior Programs

 

Why should kids get to have all the fun? Shelby Farms Park is excited to announce the launch of Wise Trek--a new lineup of programs and events for Park users ages 50+. Wise Trek programs and events provide participants with healthy lifestyle tips, recreational opportunities, fitness programs and social events. 

 

For more information, including a list of upcoming topics, click the link below. Questions? Contact Coral O'Connor at coconnor@shelbyfarmspark.org or (901) 767-7275.

 

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http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs189/1102329648182/img/279.jpgBehind the Scenes at Spooky Nights

 

Spooky Nights features the only haunted trail in Memphis, and we're adding quite a few scares to the this year's show! Volunteers are needed to help prepare the trail (Saturdays in August + September), to haunt the trail during Spooky Nights, and to help with parking and zombie

 laser tag. For more information, and to sign up, click the link below or email Irene Montanez at imontanez@shelbyfarmspark.org.



No time to volunteer? You can still help! Check out out our Spooky Nights wish list here to find a list of items that we need for this year's show. 

 

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TDOT will be installing beams at the I-40/I-240 interchange on Thursday, August 21, beginning at 8am and ending on Friday, August 22. As they place each beam, trail traffic will be temporarily halted. To minimize delays, trail users will be able to pass through the construction section after each beam is secured. 



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Does your company's brand and mission align with ours? Give back to the community and Park you love by becoming a sponsor of the Greenline Half Marathon (Oct. 12) or Spooky Nights (Fridays + Saturdays from Oct. 3 - Nov. 1)! Sponsor benefits can be tailored to fit your needs and will shine a spotlight on your brand in front of thousands of engaged Park fans.

 

For more information and to get your company involved, contact Cameron Mann at cmann@shelbyfarmspark.org or (901) 767-7275 x 314. 

 

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Have you downloaded the free Shelby Farms Park app yet? Get access to an interactive map, Heart of the Park construction updates, Park amenities and more on your smart phone! Available for iOS and Android.

 

Want to keep track of your fitness goals? Download the free ShelbyFit App, created and sponsored Baptist Memorial Health Care! 

 

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We are excited to announce that Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is partnering with FanBank, a shop local rewards program where everybody wins. Sign up using your debit or credit card to get rewards at participating locally owned businessesFanBank will donate $1 to SFPC for each person that enrolls by August 24, plus, FanBank will send you a limited edition FanBank/Grizzlies t-shirt (pictured)!

 

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Volunteers Needed for Greenline Trail Scouts

Starting September 1

 

Want to help care for the trail you love? Greenline Trail Scouts are made up of dedicated volunteers that will spend time once per week to care for Shelby Farms Greenline. Duties will include picking up trash and helping clear brush away from the trail along half-mile segments. Trail Scout volunteers must be at least 18 years old and must be available on a weekly basis.

 

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Do you have trouble getting in that morning workout? Our friends at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare shared a great checklist to help you make it a habit!

 

 

 

 

 

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Looking for a fun way to spend your day? Check the Park calendar for exciting activities going on at Shelby Farms Park! Whether your looking for races, volunteer opportunities or educational programs, our calendar will keep you in the loop!





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6.  Dr. Doug Tallamy, University of Delaware professor and noted author of the book, Bringing Nature Home - How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants (2007, Timber Press), will make his first appearance in Memphis on September 4th at the Memphis Botanic Garden, an event co-sponsored by the Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden with the generous support of Buckman. 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS 

  

August 23rd

Family Friendly Paddle, Picnic and Swim

 

August 26th

Mid-South Greenway Conservation Workshop

 

August 28th

Final Public Meeting for the Wolf River Boat Access Study

 

September 4th

Bringing Nature Home: Dr. Doug Tallamy

 

September 6th

First Saturday Membership Paddle

 

September 6th

Hike to Baker's Pond and Visit to the Strawberry Plains

 

September 20th

 Greenway Soiree 

 

October 4th

Ghost River Natural Area Hike

 

October 4th

First Saturday Membership Paddle

 

October 12th

Ghost River Eco Tour

 

October 18th

Fall Colors Paddle

    Dr. Doug Tallamy, University of Delaware professor and noted author of the book, Bringing Nature Home - How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants (2007, Timber Press), will make his first appearance in Memphis on September 4th at the Memphis Botanic Garden, an event co-sponsored by the Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden with the generous support of Buckman.  For Bringing Nature Home Tallamy was awarded the Silver Medal from the Garden Writer's Association.  Tallamy is also the co-author, with Rick Darke, of a new book called The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden (2014, Timber Press).

 

     Doug Tallamy is currently professor and chair of the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, where he has taught insect taxonomy, behavioral ecology, and other subjects. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. Dr. Tallamy makes a strong case for the use of native plants in gardening and landscaping. Native plants support the insects, including butterflies, which are the main source of food for nesting birds and the lynchpin of a complex food web. 

     

     "The plants we grow in our gardens," says Tallamy in Bringing Nature Home, "have the critical role of sustaining, directly or indirectly, all of the animals with which we share our living spaces...And because it is we who decide what plants will grow in our gardens, the responsibility for our nation's biodiversity lies largely with us."

 

   A popular speaker who has appeared at venues across the nation, Dr. Tallamy has also been interviewed on National Public Radio and by The New York Times.


 

Dr. Doug Tallamy

Bringing Nature Home

September 4th
 Memphis Botanic Gardens

6:30pm - 8pm

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Dr. Stan Eisen, Director
Preprofessional Health Programs
Biology Department
Christian Brothers University

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104

E-mail: seisen@cbu.edu
http://www.cbu.edu/~seisen/
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