Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2003.10, Week of March 24

 

 

 è 1. We will need help in this year's Memphis/Shelby County Science Fair, scheduled for this Monday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 25. (A note from Analice Sowell, secretary for the School of Science.)
è 2. You can register on-line for the Optometry Admission Test (OAT) -- from an e-note sent to the HLTHPROF listserv on March 17, 2003.
è 3. Open Houses at Professional Schools: Report II.
è 4. Received this week.
è 5. Genome Explorations, a company located on the University of Tennessee Health Science Center campus, is looking to add full-time employees.
è 6. Bravo for a job well done!
è 7. The Ultra-Speedo-Slimfast Diet WORKS! IT REALLY DOES!!

 

è 1. We will need help in this year's Memphis/Shelby County Science Fair, scheduled for this Monday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 25. (A note from Analice Sowell, secretary for the School of Science.) 

 Hello Science People!

HHHHEEEEELLLLPPP!!!!! The Science Fair is next week, on Monday and Tuesday. I have time slots available from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday (3/24/03) and on Tuesday from 8 am to 8 pm. If any members can help out, please have them come see me and sign up on my list. We are counting on support from the Science Organizations because Aramark is not able to help up as much this year with set up. These can be counted as community service hours, and provided they meet the regulations, I will be happy to sign off on any hours worked for SGA requirements.

We desperately need people particularly on Tuesday from 12:00 (12:30) to 3:00 p.m. for JUDGING!!!!

Please have members interested in helping out to stop by my office (S203) and sign up on the sheet I have provided.

Thanks for your help and cooperation!

-- Analice

For more information, call Ms. Sowell at 321-3445.

 

è 2. You can register on-line for the Optometry Admission Test (OAT) -- from an e-note sent to the HLTHPROF listserv on March 17, 2003.

 Greetings from Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry!

I am very pleased to announce that the new OAT menu button and links are active on the ASCO website www.opted.org as of 5 pm yesterday. This means that students can REGISTER for the OAT examination on-line although the paper guide (which was mailed to most advisors this past fall) is still available for registration purposes.

Even though the next OAT exam is not until October , 2003, I am told that already four students have found a way to the site to request score reports. Note: it has been live for less than 24 hours- it doesn't take them long to find these things does it? Naturally, we trust that those of you who advise pre-optometry students and/or clubs will make this known to your advisees. Hopefully, our next step will be to move toward computerization of the examination itself. We will certainly keep you posted on that during this next year.

In terms of advising , please note that the OAT practice tests are available only in the printed edition of the registration materials since it was not possible for the ADA (who does this for us) to reproduce this on-line. However, the pdf version of the Registration guide is replete with very helpful and updated information. We understand that while many students may register on-line, they may also want to pick up printed versions for the practice test.

Thank you for your support of optometry and being willing to spread this good news.

Joan J. Anson, M.S. Ed., Director,
Career Promotion and Student Affairs
Association of Schools and Colleges
of Optometry
6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 510
Rockville, MD 20852
301-231-5944
fax: 301-770-1828
www.opted.org

 

è 3. Open Houses at Professional Schools: Report II.

University of Bridgeport Division of Health Sciences (Bridgeport, CT)

  • College of Chiropractic, March 29, 2003, 11 a.m. For more information, contact Jennifer Boutin, 1-800-EXCEL-UB.
  • College of Naturopathic Medicine, March 29, 2003, 11 a.m. For more information, contact Miriam Madwed, 1-800-EXCEL-UB.
  • Website: http://www.bridgeport.edu

 

è 4. Received this week

University of Bridgeport Division of Health Sciences (Bridgeport, CT)

  • Catalog, including information about their Colleges of Chiropractic, Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, and Nutrition.

 

è 5. Genome Explorations, a company located on the University of Tennessee Health Science Center campus, is looking to add full-time employees.

 Genome Explorations, located on the University of Tennessee Health Science Center campus in Memphis, conducts Gene Expression studies for scientists all over the world.

"We are looking to add full time employees to help us meet increasing demand for this cutting edge technology. Basic laboratory experience is preferred. However, extensive training will be provided for the right person.

Please call Dr. Patel at (901) 578-5708 to arrange an interview.

Visit us at http://www.genome-explorations.com "

 

è 6. Bravo for a job well done!

The final tally of contributions to the Church Health Center totaled $763!! Many thanks to everyone who participated or attended. Here are some group pictures:

The Student Team & Friends (AKA Youth & Vitality):

The Faculty Team & Friends (AKA The Grim Reapers):

Some of the Behind-The-Scenes Folks without whom this production would not have been possible:

 

è 7. The Ultra-Speedo-Slimfast Diet WORKS! IT REALLY DOES!!

BEFORE

AFTER

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/