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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2015.09, Week of March 16

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN38104

Home page:
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Caduceus Newsletter Archives:
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GOOD NEWS!!Progress is being made in the restroom-labeling saga!

 

 

For more information, please go to Marginalia.†††

 

Table of Contents:

 

1.†† Events coming up.
2.Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT) announces its Graduate Open House, Saturday, March 28.†† (BTW, one CBU alumna is a graduate of the Sacred Heart U DPT program and is a practicing PT in the Memphis area.)
3.Action Alert from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine:Urge Your Reps. to Support the Creating Access to Residency Education Act of 2015!††
4.The University of South Carolina will offer its 9th annual APEX (Med School Application Preparation Extreme) summer program, May 17-21.
5.===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 9, 2015 edition.††
6.The Official MCAT2015 Sample Test is a full-length (230 questions) online test written by the developers of the MCAT exam.
7.The University of Memphis College of Arts and Sciences extends an invitation to attend the Hiatt Family Lecture & Health Professions Dinner, March 25, 2015, with Mr. Nelson Strother, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, as the featured speaker.††
8.The American Physical Therapy Association invites you to participate in either the next Physical Therapist (DPT) Virtual Fair, April 28-29, and/or the first ever Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Virtual Fair, July 14.
9.The question posted to the HLTHPROF listserv was, ďWould it be advantageous for her to repeat the MCAT, considering she will be taking the new MCAT?ĒHere is one advisorís reply
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10.Job opening:Part-time healthcare administration position for a dental surgery center.
11.Memphis Botanic Garden March 2015 E-newsletter.
12.The Wolf River Conservancy announces the 10th Annual Tree Planting at Shelby Farms Park, Saturday, March 28, 2015.

13.Marginalia:GOOD NEWS!!Progress is being made in the restroom-labeling saga!

 

1.†† Events coming up.

         Thursday, March 19:Beta Beta Beta induction ceremony, room and specific time TBA;

         Wednesday, March 25:The University of Memphis College of Arts and Sciences extends an invitation to attend the Hiatt Family Lecture & Health Professions Dinner, March 25, 2015, with Mr. Nelson Strother, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, as the featured speaker.For more information, please see Article #7 in this issue.

         Saturday, April 11:The CBU Biology Department is Western Division Collegiate Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science.††

 

       From the CBU Career Center.

Wednesday, March 18
Internship Insights: Why You Need One!
Montesi (Buckman 211), 3:00-4:00 pm

Thursday, March 19
Career Panel - Careers In Psychology, Counseling & Therapy
Spain Auditorium, 1:00-2:00 pm

Tuesday , March 24
"Leading Ladies" Career Panel
Spain Auditorium, 1:00-2:00 pm

Thursday, March 26
Pizza & Professionals:
RocketFuel
Buckman 102, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Tuesday, March 31
Job Search Boot Camp
Buckman 102, 1:00-2:00 pm

Thursday, April 9
Pizza & Professionals:
First Horizon
Buckman 102, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Tuesday, April 14
Career Power Hour - Negotiating Salary
Buckman 102, 1:00-2:00 pm

Thursday, April 16
Pizza & Professionals:
LeadMemphis*
Buckman 102, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

 

 

2.Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT) announces its Graduate Open House, Saturday, March 28.†† (BTW, one CBU alumna is a graduate of the Sacred Heart U DPT program and is a practicing PT in the Memphis area.)

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Graduate Open House
Saturday, March 28, 9:00 A.M.

Fairfield, CT Campus | University Commons

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Join us for Sacred Heart University's Graduate Program Open House
Learn more about our graduate programs in individual presentations by program directors and faculty. 
Admissions and Financial Aid staff will be available to discuss requirements and procedures.

College of Health Professions
Exercise Science and Nutrition
Healthcare Informatics
Healthcare Administration Certificate
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Orthopaedic PT Residency
Advanced Nursing
Speech-Language Pathology
*Physician Assistant Studies

*Developing program pending state approval & ARC-PA provisional accreditation.
Anticipated Fall 2016 start.

 

Thank you, 

Kathy Dilks, MS

Executive Director of Graduate Admissions
Sacred Heart University - Fairfield, CT
dilksk@sacredheart.edu

 

 

3.Action Alert from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine:Urge Your Reps. to Support the Creating Access to Residency Education Act of 2015!††

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Urge Your Reps. to Support the Creating Access to Residency Education Act of 2015!

Representatives Kathy Castor (D-FL) and Joe Heck (R-NV) introduced the Creating Access to Residency Education (CARE) Act of 2015 (HR 1117), which would strengthen the primary care workforce in physician shortage areas by creating grants to fund residency slots in states with low resident-to-population ratios.

This legislation would:

  • Authorize the creation of a $25 million dollar grant program through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to match funding for residency positions;
  • Authorize grants for graduate medical education (GME) partnerships in states with a low number of medical residents relative to the general population (specifically 25 residents per 100k population);
  • Encourage the creation of partnerships between eligible public and/or non-profit hospitals or accredited GME residency programs with other entities to cover remaining costs of residency slots; and
  • Prioritize the creation of primary care residency positions by requiring the grant recipient to cover one-third of the cost for new primary care residency positions versus one-half of the costs for any other field.

View Rep. Heckís press release on the CARE Act of 2015.

AACOM strongly urges you to contact your Representative to request that he/she become a co-sponsor, or to thank your Representative for his/her support of this legislationWhen you enter your information in the contact form, you will be directed to customizable email text.

 

 

 

 

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4.The University of South Carolina will offer its 9th annual APEX (Med School Application Preparation Extreme) summer program, May 17-21.

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APEX is an intense application preparation program for med school applicants. It is also an opportunity for a human cadaver dissection, shadowing in the hospitals, and comfortable accommodations. Participants will be guided through exercises to help clarify their reasons for pursuing med school, their strengths and weaknesses and their personal demonstration of desired qualities for doctors. The application prep portion includes a comprehensive AMCAS overview, personal statement workshops and practice, interview skills workshops and practice, two simulated med school interviews for each participant, and discussions about current health care issues and the Affordable Care Act. This opportunity will help highly-motivated students learn how to showcase their abilities, skills, and motivation throughout the application process to med school.

 

University of South Carolina

Office of Pre-Professional Advising

208 Sumwalt College

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC 29208

Phone: 803-777-5581

E-mail: eileenk@mailbox.sc.edu

www.sc.edu/oppa

Program Specifics:

  • First come, first served; limited # of spots available
  • $895, includes comfortable accommodations, all meals, activities, and workbooks
  • $150 deposit is required and is non-refundable for those accepted
  • For payment methods, go to: Pre-Professional Advising's MarketPlace site

 

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5.===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 9, 2015 edition.††

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

March 9, 2015

New Physician Workforce Projections Show the Doctor Shortage Remains Significant

The United States will face a shortage between 46,000 and 90,000 physicians by 2025, according to an AAMC report released in a national press teleconference last week. The report, Complexities of the Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2013 to 2015, is the first comprehensive national analysis that considers both demographics and recent changes to care delivery and payment methods. The study, conducted for the AAMC by IHS Inc., projects shortages in both primary and specialty care, with particularly acute specialty shortages. "The doctor shortage is realóit's significantóand it's particularly serious for the kind of medical care that our aging population is going to need," said AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD.

MedPAC Discusses Recommendations to Address Short Inpatient Stays and RAC Reform

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) met last week to discuss recommendations to address issues surrounding short hospital stays, Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program reform, and beneficiary liability and confusion regarding observation status. In a press statement, the AAMC commended MedPAC for recognizing that these issues do not lend themselves to a simple payment solution without RAC reform. AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, agreed with MedPAC's recommendation to hold RACs accountable by tying their contingency fees to their denial overturn rates, but expressed that the AAMC would not support recommendations that would target hospitals for having more short stays than other hospitals. Kirch added that the AAMC looks forward to working with MedPAC to ensure that efforts to resolve these issues "do not penalize hospitals for admitting patients whose medical needs demand inpatient care."

Registration Opens for the AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference

Registration is now open for the 11th annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference, taking place in Alexandria, Va., April 30-May 1. The conference is an opportunity for researchers, educators, and policymakers to meet and discuss state and federal workforce issues. The conference theme is "Transforming the Health Workforce: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly," and the keynote speaker is Alan Weil, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs. Click here to register.

Interprofessional Education Collaborative to Host 2015 Spring Institute

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will host the 2015 Spring Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute from April 19 to May 1 at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, Va. This year's theme, "Building Interprofessional Education for Population Health," is intended to help guide faculty teams in creating actionable plans for implementing interprofessional projects that advance university-based postbaccalaureate interprofessional curricula, learning experiences, and assessment in collaboration with community partners for improving population health. Click here to register.

On the Move

Harold Varmus, MD, who has led the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health for nearly five years, will step down from his post, effective March 31. Douglas Lowy, MD, who currently serves as the deputy director, will become acting director for NCI beginning April 1.

 

6.The Official MCAT2015 Sample Test is a full-length (230 questions) online test written by the developers of the MCAT exam.

Prepare for the MCAT2015 Exam with the Official Full-Length
Practice Exam from the AAMC

Prepare for the MCAT2015 Exam with the Official
Full-Length Practice Exam from the AAMC

The Official MCAT2015 Sample Test is a full-length (230 questions) online test written by the developers of the MCAT exam. It's not just a sample test - it's an effective study tool that lets you:

  • Customize your experience
  • Highlight words or phrases you want to review later
  • Check your answers with each question
  • Identify patterns in your test-taking skills
  • Get feedback on the number and percent of correct answers in each section
  • Review solutions for all the questions
  • Simulate a timed MCAT exam
  • And much more

Plus, you can take the sample test and get a score report up to 20 times - making this sample test an effective practice and study tool.

Order Today!

Get more details and order today at www.aamc.org/mcat2015sampletest. If you have questions about placing your order, please call our Publications staff at 202-828-0416.

 

7.The University of Memphis College of Arts and Sciences extends an invitation to attend the Hiatt Family Lecture & Health Professions Dinner, March 25, 2015, with Mr. Nelson Strother, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, as the featured speaker.††

 

8.The American Physical Therapy Association invites you to participate in either the next Physical Therapist (DPT) Virtual Fair, April 28-29, and/or the first ever Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Virtual Fair, July 14.

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DPT Education Virtual Fair: April 28-29

APTA invites advisors and pre-DPT students to register for the next Physical Therapist (DPT) Virtual Fair scheduled on April 28-29! The student recruitment fair is free and will allow registrants to participate in live chats with entry-level DPT education programs from across the country. Students can use the fair to find the best DPT program for them, chat with admissions officers and faculty, and get tips on how to best prepare for the admissions process.  To learn more and register, go to  http://www.careereco.com/events/APTA

 

 

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PTA Education Virtual Fair: July 14

Save the date! The first Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Virtual Fair is scheduled on July 14 and will also be free to pre-PTA students and advisors.  Learn more and register at http://www.careereco.com/events/apta-pta .

 

 

Questions about the DPT or PTA fairs? Please contact CareerEco at 770/980-0088 or apta@careereco.org.  We hope you and your students will participate in the physical therapy fairs!  

 

 

9.The question posted to the HLTHPROF listserv was, ďWould it be advantageous for her to repeat the MCAT, considering she will be taking the new MCAT?ĒHere is one advisorís reply: 

Here are some questions I ask students to help them consider whether or not to retake tests:

Looking at your past history, how have you tended to perform on standardized tests?

How well did you prepare? Did you thoroughly review and take practice tests?

How did you score on practice tests?

How did you feel the actual test went for you? Were you sick? Were you overly anxious? Did you run out of time before answering all the questions?, etc.

Do you feel your scores accurately represent your ability?

How competitive are the other aspects of your candidacy? Grades, activities, recommendations, etc.

Are there other important contexts for interpreting your scores? Are you disadvantaged, learning disabled, underrepresented, a first-generation college student, or was English your second language?.

Where would you like to go to school? Admissions guides usually list average test scores for accepted candidates. Schools also have different policies for how they will use the scores from multiple tests.

What was your overall performance?

Are there individual scores which might be seen as significant weaknesses? Whether or not a score is seen as weakness depends on the evaluator and the context (grades in related courses, English as a 2nd language, etc.).

What happened to other people who re-took the test with similar initial scores? The AAMC has some helpful data at https://www.aamc.org/students/download/271680/data/retestertotalscorechange.pdf.

How thoroughly would you prepare for a retake?

What opportunities would you miss out on by re-taking the test? Would your time, effort and money be better spent strengthening other aspects of your candidacy, or do you really need an improved score to be competitive?

Do you want to retake the test? Are you energized enough to do the preparation and practice necessary to improve your scores?

In general, if you scored lower than average for admission, you have indications you can do significantly better, and you are motivated to thoroughly review and practice, then signs point to re-taking. 

Hope this helps,

P.C.

 

 

 

10.Job opening:Part-time healthcare administration position for a dental surgery center.

A part-time healthcare administration position for a dental surgery center:

 

I am Vanessa Walker, a Clinical Healthcare Administrator for a special needs dental surgery center.††† Our office is looking for replacement for my position.The ideal applicant is someone who is interested in Healthcare Administration & Management in the health care field.We specialize in treating special needs patients which is a very rewarding experience.I have attached a description of the position.Our office is located in Memphis, Tennessee near the Perkins/I-240 exit.

 

Job description:

Tasks in the office range from scheduling, obtaining medical histories, billing, accounts receivable, regulatory compliance, patient treatment plans, phone calls, emailing, charting, expense reporting, managing individual budgets, etc.

 

Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 6:30am to about 1pm.

 

If interested, please send resumes/cover letters to:

 

kimlerdds@gmail.com

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

Vanessa

 

 

11.Memphis Botanic Garden March 2015 E-newsletter.

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March at the Garden

Spring bulbs are an exciting attraction for our visitors. When they bloom, visitors get that springtime feeling. They are wonderful plants; they bring color to our beds and spark ideas, trends, and features that visitors can apply in their own gardens. Most spring flowering bulbs are dormant during the summer months, but here in Memphis, (zone 7B- a warm climate with a temperature higher than 55 degrees in the months of summer) heat interrupts the natural life cycle of these cold-climate natives, so we treat them as annuals. Autumn is the time to plant spring flowering bulbs such as tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and muscari. We planted.... (Click here to read more.)

 

DAFFODIL DASH 3-MILER & FAMILY FUN RUN:

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March 21 - Daffodil Dash 3-Miler & Family Fun Run - Presented by Bluff City Jaguar and Land Rover. Run through the Garden in full bloom at our 9th annual Daffodil Dash. Race begins at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Advance Registration (through March 14) $20; March 15 through race day, $25; Children 12 & under (Family Fun Run only) $10. $1 discount to MBG and MRTC members. The race is an MRTC 3-mile certified route.  Post-race party includes refreshments and live music. Register online at memphisbotanicgarden.com/ddregister.

ART IN THE GARDEN:

March 1-March 25 - Artists' Link Exhibit - On display and available for purchase in the Visitors Center Gallery. A portion of art sales benefits Memphis Botanic Gardenís art, education, and horticulture programs. Opening Reception will be held on March 1 from 3 to 5 p.m. Open to public, free admission during regular garden hours. Call 636-4100.

March 5-25 - All things Great and Small  by the students of the Fred Rawlinson Gallery - Exhibit on display and available for purchase in Fratelli's Cafe Gallery Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. A portion of proceeds benefits Memphis Botanic Gardenís art, education, and horticulture programs. Open to the public. Call 636-4100.

March 13, 20, 27, April 3 and 10 - Beginning Watercolor with Terry DeWitt - Classes will explore watercolor painting for the novice painter. Class time will consist of instruction, painting, critique, and discussion time. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. MBG members $220/ non-members $250. Call 636-4128.

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March 24, 26 and 28 -  Intermediate Photography Series with Mark Kalagias -  Part 1: Escaping Auto- March 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m./Part 2: Shooting Raw-March 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m./Part 3: Post-Production Editing- March 28, 2 -4 p.m.-  In the first of this three-part course we will cover the vital settings that go into capturing an image. In the second session, we will go out into the Garden and take pictures in RAW mode using the Aperture Priority and Full Manual settings. In the third session, we will cover post- production editing. Fee for all 3 sessions: MBG members $195/non-members $225. First 2 sessions only: Members $130/non-members $150. Third session only: Members $65/non-members $75. Call 901-636-4128.

March 28 - Enameling on Fine Silver-Basse Taille - Basse-Taille is an enameling technique dating back to the Romans that typically utilizes chasing and engraving techniques to create low-relief areas in silver or gold to be enameled with translucent enamels. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. MBG members $90/non-members $105. Call 636-4128 for more information.

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March 28 - Photography Basics: Composition - Join photographer Mark Kalagias of MKX Photography for a class on photo composition that will help you take more pictures you love with less clicks of the shutter. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. MBG members $25/non-members $30. Call 901-636-4128.

ADULT FUN:

March 2  - Memphis Knights Big Band at the Garden -  From Glenn Miller standards to Latin dance numbers, from Quincy Jones to modern jump jive and wail, you will enjoy the great sound of this 18-piece band. Memphis Dawgs and Doc Popcorn concessions will be available. 7 -9 p.m. Admission $5 at the door. 

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March 31 - Vine to Wine at the Garden. A Taste of Germany - Presented by IBERIABANK. German wines take the spotlight in the first event of our 2015 wine tasting season. Door prize by Whole Foods. Must be 21 to attend. 6 -8 p.m. Members $25/non-members $35. Tickets online or call 901-636-4131 for reservations.

FAMILY EVENTS:

March 4 - Home School Days-Lucky Charms - Ages 5 and up. Join us monthly at the Garden for an exciting, hands-on learning experience! This month,explore the world of birds with exciting avian adventures. 2 - 3:30 p.m. $5 per child, does not include Garden admission. Call 636-4100 to register.

March 9-13 AND March 16-20 -  Welcome Spring! Drop-in Activities - Celebrate Spring Break with a daily drop-in garden craft and activity. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. MBG members $3/non-members $3 plus Garden admission.

March 10 or 11 - Caterpillar Club: Humpty Dumpty AND March 24 or 25 - Caterpillar Club: Pocket Full of Posies - Toddlers to five years. Join us for fun-filled stories, music & movement, nature-inspired art, and adventure hikes in My Big Backyard.  10 - 11 a.m. 6-class semester price: MBG members $40/non-members $70. Individual sessions may be available; MBG members $8/non-members $13. Registration required. Call 636-4122.

March 20 - Campfire Party - Celebrate with campfires, songs, stories, a craft, and outdoor fun!  Weíll provide hot dogs, cider, símores, and activities for the family. 6 - 8 p.m. MBG members $8/non-members $12.Tickets online or call 636-4131.

SPRING BREAK CAMPS:

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March 9-13 AND March 16-20 - Spring Break Fun Camp: Ages 5-8 - Bring the kids to the Garden to spend the day enjoying garden games, outdoor explorations, hands-on craft activities and more! Activities will vary, so choose individual dates or join us for all five! 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Members $30 per day or $125 for the week/non-members $35 per day or $150 for the week. Register online or call 636-4126 to register by phone.

March 16-20 -  Spring Break Adventure Camp: Ages 9-12 - Active, crafty, and nature-based experiences take your campers on fun adventures through the Garden. Choose individual days or come all week.  Members $30 per day or $150/ non-members $35 per day or non-members $175. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Register online or call 636-4119.

ADULT PROGRAMS:

March 6, 13, 20, and 27 - Basic Landscape Design - Join the Memphis Botanic Garden horticulture staff for this 4-session class that will cover the  principles and elements of design, plant selection, installation, and maintenance.  10 a.m. - 12 p.m. MBG members $100/non-members $125. Call 636-4128 for more information.

March 6 - Arbor Day - Memphis Botanic Garden is a certified Level 4 Arboretum and designated Center of Excellence by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council. Stop in and pick up a tree map, highlighting the more than 130 types of trees throughout the Gardenís 96 acres. The Garden will also have 100 free pecan seedlings to give away on Arbor Day courtesy of City Beautiful. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free to members or with paid Garden admission.

March 15 - Signs of Spring Walk - Participants will meet in the visitorís Center and then walk the beautiful grounds of the Botanic Garden with Master Gardener, Judith Hammond. 1:30 p.m. Free with Garden admission.

March 19, 26, April 16, and 23 - Japanese Calligraphy  - You can enjoy the art of writing Japanese calligraphy and experiencing Japanese culture with certified instructor Chikako Kamimura. 6 - 7:30 p.m. JAST or MBG members $10/non-members $15 per session. To register, contact Akemi Sommer,  asommer@memphis.edu.  

March 20 & 21 - Master Gardeners Spring Fling at the Agricenter  - Free garden expo sponsored by Memphis Area Master Gardeners, featuring lectures, demos, children's activities, plant and garden vendors. Visit Memphis Botanic Gardenís booth. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, or call 901-752-1207.

March 28 - The Way of Tea in Tennessee-Master Class - Learn the art of the Japanese tea ceremony with guest Tea Master Kentaro Ohkuni. Beginners welcome. 12 - 2 p.m. and 2 - 4 p.m. (attend one or both sessions.) Cost $20 for one or both sessions. For information contact Patti Lechman at 901-497-1808.

March 28  - Beginning Rose Growerís Seminar - Co-hosted by Memphis Dixie Rose Society. Learn the basics of starting and growing your own roses. 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Free to Memphis Dixie Rose Society members. All others $10. For more information, call Vernon Paramore at 901-837-8108.

March 29 - Beauty of Sakura-Cherry Blossom Festival - Celebrate the beauty of Seijaku-en with the cherry trees in full bloom. Guests may participate in a traditional tea ceremony led by a tea master and engage in hands-on cultural demonstrations.  Presented by JAST 2 -4 p.m. MBG members $5/non-members $10.

 

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12.The Wolf River Conservancy announces the 10th Annual Tree Planting at Shelby Farms Park, Saturday, March 28, 2015.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS 

 

March 10th

Drink A Beer, Save A River

 

March 13th

Project WET Workshop

 

March 22nd

World Water Day

 

March 28th

10th Annual Tree Planting

 

April 4th

First Saturday Membership Paddle

 

April 14th

Drink A Beer, Save A River

 

April 18th

Early Birding Paddle

 

April 25th

15 Mile Challenge Paddle

 

May 2nd

First Saturday Membership Paddle

May 17th

Ghost River Eco Trip

May 23rd

Volunteer Clean Up Paddle

May 30th

Frog Chorus Walk

 

June 6th

First Saturday Membership Paddle

 

June 6th

Cycle the Greenway

 

June 13th

Volunteer Clean Up Paddle

 

June 20th

34th Annual Outdoors Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race

 

June 21st

Father's Day Paddle Training: Part 1

 

June 27th

Father's Day Paddle Training: Part 2

 

July 4th

First Saturday Volunteer Clean Up Paddle

 

July 19th

Sunday Afternoon Paddle

   The Wolf River Conservancy is leading its 10th Annual Tree Planting on March 28th with an important community partner, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy. It is going to be one of the largest tree plantings this year in West Tennessee, with seedlings either planted or potted for the future. This event is sure to have a positive impact on the Wolf River Watershed and Shelby County, while assisting Shelby Farms Park in achieving its ultimate goal by completing its "One Million Trees" initiative within the Park and the surrounding neighborhoods.

 

  The volunteers are the heart of this family friendly tree planting event.  The Wolf River Conservancy invites you to come out and 

volunteer, get your hands dirty, and be part of something great this spring! 

 

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Wolf River Conservancy

10th Annual Tree Planting

March 28th, 2015

9am-12pm

Shelby Farms Park

Map of Tree Planting Site

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Ways You Can Get Involved!

 

Sign up to Volunteer

 

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 Plant a Tree in Honor or Memory of Someone

 

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Donate to the 10th Annual Tree Planting

 

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A Special Thank You To Our Sponsors:


 

International Paper

Brother International

Darden Foundation

Super Tree Seedlings

Memphis Garden Club

The Little Garden Club


 

In Partnership With:


 Shelby Farms Park Conservancy

and

The West Tennessee Chapter of the 

Tennessee Urban Forestry Council 

 

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Wolf River Conservancy
| PO Box 11031 | Memphis | TN | 38111

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13.Marginalia:GOOD NEWS!!Progress is being made in the restroom-labeling saga!

As you know, the signs next to the restrooms on the biology floor of Assisi Hall were replaced with signs that read "All-Gender Restroom". This led to a dust-up, partially because the new signs were smaller than the old ones, revealing damage to the walls when the old signs were torn off.

I am /pleased/ to announce that progress IS, IN FACT, being made in fixing the damage to the walls. Earlier this week, someone from Maintenance spackled the abrasions adjacent to ONE of the signs. You may ask, "Why didn't they do both? How much time does it take?"

If that question arose in your mind, then CLEARLY you are using common sense. When are you going to learn that NEVER works?

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://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/
Caduceus Newsletter Archives: http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/Caduceus.html