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Caduceus Newsletter:  Spring 2016.08, Week of February 29  


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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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Table of Contents:

1.   PHP events coming up. 
2.  Details about our proposed trip to Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN, Sunday, March 6 – Monday, March 7.  
3.  The National University of Health Sciences (Lombard, IL), which has programs in Chiropractic, Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, is sponsoring its Campus Visit Day on March 5. 
4.  Volunteer opportunities at Avalon Hospice. 
5.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 22, 2016 edition. 
6.  Ohio State University College of Optometry (Columbus) is sponsoring an Admissions Visit Day on Saturday, April 2 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. 
7.  The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy (WV) is offering two PAID internship positions for pre-pharmacy students this summer. 
8.  Wolf River Conservancy February 2016 E-newsletter.  
9.  Memphis Botanic Garden March 2016 e-newsletter. 

10.  Marginalia:  This Baxter Pig is quite a character.  It figures that you could only get this book at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.   


1.   PHP events coming up. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016:  So you want to be a Physician Assistant”, 5th in the 2015-2016 “So you want to be a <fill in the blank>” series, featuring Anmol Khan, PA and CBU alumna.  Cosponsored with Career Services, refreshments at 6:30 p.m., at Ms. Khan will begin her presentation at 7 p.m.;

Sunday, March 6 through Monday, March 7:  Overnight trip to Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, TN).  For more information, please go to Article #2. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016: Introduction to Logan School of Chiropractic, 2 to 4 p.m.:  Ms. Mollie Baker, Admissions Coordinator for Logan University will be available to discuss the chiropractic and other programs offered at Logan University;    

Thursday, April 14, 2016:  Introduction to US Army Healthcare Scholarships (in case you missed it the first time.):  Captain Sterling Coleman will discuss the scholarships which the US Army offers through the Department of Defense, AH 122, 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. 


2.  Details about our proposed trip to Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN, Sunday, March 6 – Monday, March 7.  

Lincoln Memorial University has a number of graduate-level clinical healthcare programs:

                                                              i.      College of Osteopathic Medicine

                                                            ii.      College of Veterinary Medicine

                                                          iii.      College of Nursing

                                                          iv.      Physician Assistant Studies program


Here is the itinerary and details of our proposed trip:


A)    Itinerary

               Leave Memphis ~9 a.m. on Sunday morning, March 6, arrive around 4 p.m.

1.      LMU will be providing dinner when we arrive

2.      Possible social gathering that evening

3.      Tours starting by 9 a.m., Monday morning

               Leave Harrogate, TN no later than 5 p.m., arrive in Memphis by 12 a.m.


B)     Costs

                                                              i.      LMU will pay for two rooms at a Holiday Inn

1.      Additional rooms are $90

2.      PHP funds will pay for additional rooms and fuel

                                                            ii.      We need to pay for food, other than Sunday night dinner.



Googlemap:  CBU (Memphis) to Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, TN)



  • A.T. Still, MD, DO, founder of osteopathic medicine, born in Jonesville, Virginia, in 1828 (approximately 30 miles from the site of Lincoln Memorial University)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) chartered in 1897 as a living memorial to the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, with the mission to serve the underserved of rural Appalachia by providing educational opportunities
  • Plan for a college of osteopathic medicine at LMU originated in 2004 by Autry O. V. "Pete" DeBusk, chairman of LMU Board of Trustees and founder and CEO of DeRoyal Industries, after he met Ray Stowers, DO, FACOFP. Both were members of the MedPAC Commission, a Medicare advisory board in Washington, D.C. DeBusk, an LMU alumnus, shared his dream of a college of medicine at LMU with Stowers, a rural family physician.
  • Year-long feasibility study conducted; at completion, LMU announced it was pursuing accreditation for Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM), Tennessee's newest medical school and its only osteopathic medical school
  • Ground broken for the LMU-DCOM building: May 2006
  • AOA COCA Provisional Accreditation granted to LMU-DCOM: September 2006
  • SACS COC Level V Accreditation granted to LMU: January 2007
  • Faculty and staff moved into LMU-DCOM building: July 2007
  • Opening Day for LMU-DCOM: August 1, 2007
  • First day of classes: August 3, 2007
  • Building Dedication Date: October 20, 2007 
  • Physician Assistant Program launched May 2009
  • AOA COCA accreditation status granted May 1, 2011
  • DO Inaugural Class Graduation: May 14, 2011
  • PA Program Inaugural Class Graduation: July 30, 2011



3.  The National University of Health Sciences (Lombard, IL), which has programs in Chiropractic, Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, is sponsoring its Campus Visit Day on March 5. 



Our Campus Visit Day on March 5th is just around the corner! We hope you are able to send this out to your students, post it on your facebook pages, or on your online forums to let your folks know about our upcoming events.


Remember your students will receive a $500 tuition credit off their first trimester at NUHS if they decide to attend NUHS. And we will also waive their application fee should they apply.  It is a great opportunity for your students to learn about a few great healthcare opportunities.


I look forward to seeing you and/or your students soon!


Teri Hatfield, MBA

Assistant Director of Admissions

National University of Health Sciences



Apply now!




















4.  Volunteer opportunities at Avalon Hospice. 

Hi. I am the social worker and volunteer coordinator with Avalon Hospice. We are looking for students who may be interested in putting in a few volunteer hours with our agency.


Thank you,


Toni Morris, LBSW

Social Worker/VC


Avalon Hospice

5901 Shelby Oaks Drive, Ste 100

Memphis, TN





Avalon Hospice is now serving Shelby County and actively looking for individuals who have a heart to reach into our community with kindness, compassion, and care.  Avalon Hospice desires to partner with people willing to share their time, abilities, and talents with the terminally ill patients and their families.


Are you able to hold a hand? Give a hug? Bake cookies?


Or you may be willing to make a phone call or send a note of encouragement…


What about read a book? Say a prayer? Listen to a life story? Become a friend?


Volunteers serve in a variety of areas and in countless, meaningful ways…


Administrative Services

Volunteer Caller

Patient and Family Services

Much needed break for caregivers

Spiritual Support

Bereavement Support

Pet Therapy

Art Therapy

Community Education

Training, support and supervision are provided by a staff of caring professionals committed to serving others!


If you would like to learn more about becoming a Hospice Volunteer

Please contact:


Toni Morris, LBSW/VC

Avalon Hospice

901-384-9182 or email:



5.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 22, 2016 edition. 

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

February 22, 2016

Editor's Note: The AAMC is seeking feedback from STAT readers. Please click here to take a 5- to 10-minute survey that will allow us to explore readers' opinions about content and delivery methods they need to stay informed about issues facing the academic medicine community.

Kirch Calls for Sustained Investment in Medical Research

A recent op-ed in the Huffington Post by Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO, explores the life-saving potential of medical research to change lives and improve the health of all Americans. He said of the support for cutting-edge medical research programs through federal funding for NIH, "In my nearly four decades as a physician-scientist, I have seen that investment pay off through major advances in treatments, diagnostic tools, and medical devices." Kirch calls for Congress and the administration to continue funding "increases [that are] sustainable and predictable so that support for medical research keeps pace with inflation, ensures progress, brings hope to millions today, and creates a healthier future for generations to come."

New Study Explores Medical Student Commitment to Underserved Areas

Producing a physician workforce that is willing and able to practice in underserved areas is important to population health and the health of the nation. A new Analysis in Brief examines the factors associated with medical students' commitments to practice in underserved areas. Findings show a significant correlation between students' experiences participating in free clinics for underserved populations and their interest in and commitment to practice in these areas.

Applications Now Accepted for 2016-2017 Council of Deans Fellowship Program

The AAMC is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Council of Deans (COD) Fellowship Program, which will run from Sept. 1, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2017. The program is intended to enhance the development of future leaders in academic medicine and is designed for senior faculty members, including department chairs and assistant and associate deans. A full program description and application guidelines are available on the COD Fellowship Program website. Questions and applications can be emailed to (the application deadline is Mar. 31).

AAMC Publishes Education Debt Resource for Graduating Medical Students

The new publication Education Debt Manager for Graduating Medical School Students (2016) provides comprehensive information to help graduating medical school students organize their student loans, understand repayment options, and manage their debt and financial goals following graduation. The free publication is developed by the AAMC's FIRST (Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools) program and will be updated as new federal rules are released.

Call for Applications for Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a call for applications for the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP). The program offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to increase the number of physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. For information and submission guidelines, click here. The application deadline is Mar. 15.

On the Move

Michael J. Stamos, MD, has been appointed interim dean of the UC Irvine School of Medicine effective Feb. 1. Stamos has served as chair of the Department of Surgery since 2010 and has been with UC Irvine Health since 2002.

John Marymont, MD, has stepped down as interim dean of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport after nearly two years in the role, and will return to his primary position as chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.


6.  Ohio State University College of Optometry (Columbus) is sponsoring an Admissions Visit Day on Saturday, April 2 from 12:30-4:30 p.m.

See what's possible - Ohio State Optometry - Admissions Visit Day - April 2! 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Ohio State Optometry Admissions Visit Day

We welcome prospective students, advisors, alumni and friends to our Admissions Visit Day on April 2 from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. The event will highlight the admissions process, career opportunities, and tours of our clinical facilities and classrooms. You’ll have an opportunity to talk directly with current students, faculty, administrators, and alumni throughout the day.

Reservations are requested for the event. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 614-292-2647 or visit

Hope to see you there!


The Ohio State University
Justin Griest, MEd    Manager, Admission & Financial Aid
College of Optometry Office of Student Affairs
A426 Starling-Loving Hall | 338 W 10th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-8825 Office | 614-292-7493 Fax


7.  The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy (WV) is offering two PAID internship positions for pre-pharmacy students this summer. 

Good Afternoon! The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce our Summer Internship Program. 


We are offering two PAID internship positions for pre-pharmacy students this summer. A job description and application is attached. Please consider encouraging your students to apply. 


This is a wonderful opportunity for pre-pharmacy students to learn more about pharmacy school and gain valuable skills that will be marketable in the pharmacy school application process (no matter where they choose to apply)! The application deadline is March 31, 2016.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions about the UCSOP Summer Internship Program. 





Susan M. Gardner, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean, Professional & Student Affairs

Assistant Professor

University of Charleston School of Pharmacy

2300 MacCorkle Ave., SE 

Charleston, WV  25304

(304) 357-4879


Twitter: @UCSOP

Take a virtual tour!



Here are the details:

2016 UCSOP Pharmacy Summer

 Internship Program Overview



Overview and Job Description
The UCSOP Pharmacy Summer Internship Program is an intensive 8-week summer program. Intern(s) will work on pharmacy related assigned projects and have the opportunity to shadow in a variety of pharmacy practice experiences.  The assigned projects will vary from year-to-year.  Program duties include, but are not limited to: developing, evaluating, and implementing pharmacy recruitment activities; coordinating summer programs; and assisting with UCSOP events. Opportunities for shadowing pharmacy practice or pharmaceutical science staff are available based on student interest. Interns will also complete the APHA Career Pathways Program as part of the experience in an effort to best determine potential career paths in the pharmacy profession.  


Specific Program Projects for the Summer 2016 Program Include:

·         Assistance in the development and/or enhancement of recruitment materials that include, but are not limited to:

o   Social media sites and blog posts (specifically in increasing our LinkedIn Presence)

o   Virtual campus visits

o   Recruitment publications

·         Assistance in the coordination and delivery of the 2016 ExRx (Experience Pharmacy) Bootcamp (Summer Camp) scheduled for June 21-24, 2016 (evening hours required)

·         Assistance in the coordination and delivery of the UCSOP Alumni Event Weekend (June 24 & 25, 2016)

·         Assist in the development, review, and reflection of pharmacy career resource documents.

·         Shadowing with Pharmacy Faculty at Charleston Area Medical Center.

·         Hands-on Experience in our Compounding Laboratory.


Intern(s) normally work 20-30 hours per week and follow School of Pharmacy rules and regulations. Occasionally longer hours, weekends and/or nights may be required. Dress for the internship is business casual with appropriate laboratory/field apparel and footwear as necessary.


Dates and Duration
The UCSOP Pharmacy Summer Internship Program is an 8-week long, summer internship program. 


Internship Session Date Range

Monday, June 6, 2016- Friday, July 29, 2016


Application Deadline

March 31, 2016


Notification Period

May 2016


The applicant must be, or have been, enrolled in an accredited university or college undergraduate biology, chemistry, or pre-pharmacy program.  Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  The candidate must have strong organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate with the public in both written and oral forms; and a basic familiarity with the field of pharmacy. Candidates must be able to maintain confidentiality as required by the University, FERPA, and HIPPA regulations and participate in scheduled staff meetings, trainings, and other duties as assigned.


Financial Support
Intern(s) will be compensated via a bi-weekly paycheck that will amount to $3,500 total for the summer.  All wages will be taxed accordingly.  The UCSOP Intern(s) can expect to work between 20-30 hours per week, with occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.


Housing and Transportation
Once a candidate has accepted an internship offer, the University of Charleston may be able to offer on-campus housing, depending upon availability.  Housing and meals are the responsibility of the intern(s).  Intern(s) are responsible for providing or making arrangements for daily transportation to the School of Pharmacy and any off campus worksites.


Application Procedure
Applicants must complete the application form listed below and submit a resume or CV, unofficial college transcript, and at least one letter of recommendation to be considered for the internship.


Contact Information
Contact Dr. Susan M. Gardner, Assistant Dean for Professional and Student Affairs at: or 304-357-4879 with additional questions regarding the UCSOP Pharmacy Summer Internship Program.


About the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy

The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy enrolled its first students in 2006, and received full accreditation when the first class graduated in May 2010. Each year, the school educates over 300 student pharmacists in a new, technology-filled building. The program is known for the close cooperation between students and faculty, an emphasis on professionalism and advocacy, and PharmUC, an on-campus provider of medication therapy management and chronic disease education services for patients.


For more information, visit:





UCSOP Pharmacy Summer

 Internship Program Application



Contact Information


Last Name:            First Name:




City:                State:            Zip: 


Phone Number:                        Email Address:


Undergraduate Program


Primary Undergraduate Institution:




Current Enrollment Status:    Freshman     Sophomore     Junior      Senior     Other



If you have attended more than one institution, please list the other institutions you have attended below:


Statement of Interest

Below please provide a summary of why you are interested in becoming a pharmacist and participating in this summer internship program.   Please limit your response to no more than 500 words.




8.  Wolf River Conservancy February 2016 E-newsletter.  

Wolf River Conservacy

February 2016 ENEWSLETTER


Dear Wolf River Conservancy Partner:

    This month, I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight the environmental education outreach activities provided by the Wolf River Conservancy for our community. The WRC Director of Education is Cathy Justis, who possesses a background in biology and both a passion for the Conservancy’s mission and an understanding of the importance of educating children, young people, and adults about the Wolf River, our water resources, and the natural world we live in.
    Under Cathy’s capable leadership and with the support of Buckman, International Paper, FedEx, and our members and donors, our 2015 environmental outreach program was able to provide:   

     Ø Educational programming for a combined total of 3,900 adults and school age children.
Ø Two Educator Workshops focused on water with over 40 participating teachers, non-formal educators and other adults. More workshops will be held this March.
Ø Our Summer Lecture Series (free to members) with four different speakers in 2015. We are now lining up our speakers for 2016 – stay tuned!
Ø Our unique Frog Chorus Walk and Wolf River Stream Stroll.
Ø Service projects to improve storm water runoff, remove exotic invasive plants, and create habitat with native plants.
Ø Significant improvements to the Wolf River Conservancy education resource pages on the WRC website, which strives to be the go-to source for all questions about the Wolf River Watershed.
Ø Customized presentations for public and private schools and community groups.
Ø And so much more…..

     Our environmental education program remains robust and is an important component of our outreach to the community. As a member and donor, you play an important role in the Wolf River Conservancy’s capacity to provide these high quality educational opportunities on an ongoing basis.
     Please plan to attend any of the activities on the WRC calendar for 2016, and thank you for your continued support of the Wolf River Conservancy!

Keith Cole
Executive Director

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9.  Memphis Botanic Garden March 2016 e-newsletter.



10th Anniversary Daffodil Dash
3-Miler & Family Fun Run

Presented by Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP. Celebrate a decade of Daffodil Dash and welcome spring with a 3-mile MRTC certified run, followed by a 1-mile Family Fun Run through the Garden on Saturday, March 19th. Each runner will receive a 10th-anniversary t-shirt. Awards are 3 deep in each age category, with ribbons awarded to all participants in the Family Fun Run. Wind down after the race with family-friendly tunes by The Friendzees, food trucks, concessions, and beer bar. Race begins at 10 a.m. Registration at 8 a.m. Advance Registration (through March 11) $20; March 12 through race day, $25; Children 12 & under $10. Register online at


March 4 - Arbor Day Celebration - Memphis Botanic Garden and City Beautiful will host the official City of Memphis/Tree City USA tree planting ceremony, in recognition of Tennessee State Arbor Day. Join us in the Visitors Center for coffee and light refreshments, then gather at the planting site for a brief ceremony. Pick up a tree map for a self-guided tour of the Garden’s 130+ species of trees. 10 a.m. Free to the public.


March 1 - Brown Bag: Perennial Vegetables with Carl Awsumb - Bring a sack lunch or order a box lunch from Fratelli’s Café at the Garden. Free to members or with paid Garden admission. 12 - 1 p.m. Call 636-4100 for more information.  

March 2, 16 and 30 - Nature Photography Garden Cleanup -  Cleanup Club will meet every other Wednesday to spruce up the Nature Photography Garden. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Email Chris O’Bryan or call 901-636-4134 for information or to join.

March 3 through April 28 - Yoga at the Garden - Connect breath with movement through an all-levels vinyasa flow to increase strength and flexibility, while calming and focusing the mind. Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. MBG members $5/non-members $8. Call 901-636-4119 for information.

March 5 - Herbal Work Study: Spring Greens - The first two hours will be spent weeding, grooming, thinning, planting, or whatever else needs doing in the Herb Garden. The last hour will be spent learning about edible spring greens masquerading as weeds. 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Call Sherri McCalla at 901-636-4134.   

March 8, 15, 22, and 29 - Basic Floral Design Series - 10 -11:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Join Regina Berryman (evening) or Rick Pudwell (morning) for this series of 4 classes that will focus on design principles, plant materials, supplies, and mechanics. Participants will take home a completed design after each class. MBG members $145/non-members $170. Call 901-636-4128.

March 10 and 24 - Pruning Club - Pruning Club will meet every other week to work with horticulture staff, aesthetically pruning trees and shrubs to maintain size and vigor. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Email Chris O’Bryan  or call 901-636-4134 for information or to join.

March 13 - Signs of Spring Walk - Participants will meet in the visitor’s Center and then walk the beautiful grounds of the Botanic Garden with Master Gardener, Judith Hammond. 1:30 p.m. Free to members or with paid Garden admission.

March 29 - Floral Design - 10 -11:30 a.m. OR 6:30-8 p.m. Join Regina Berryman (evening) OR Rick Pudwell (morning) for this Asian inspired hands-on floral design.  Participants will take home a completed design and must have some floral design experience. MBG members $40/non-members $50. Call 901-636-412. Note: If you are enrolled in the 4-week Basic Floral Design Series, this class is part of your series; you do not need to enroll again.


March 2-28 - The Memphis 10 - A self-curated group show of paintings. All works for sale. Free public viewing in our Visitors Center Gallery during regular Garden hours. Opening reception March 8, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Call 636-4100.

March 3-29 - Favorite Things by Students of the Fred Rawlinson Atelier - This painting exhibit is open to the public and free to view in Fratelli's Cafe Gallery Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. only. All exhibited work for sale. Call 636-4100.

March 5 and 6 - Oil Painting with Judy Nocifora - Join in the fun, loosen up, and learn to paint expressively in a casual, stress-free environment. The goal of this 2-session class is to help the beginner get a good start in painting with oils and, for the experienced painter, to take their work to the next level. 1 - 4 p.m. MBG members $90/non-members $110. Call 901-636-4128.

March 7-April 18 - (no class March 28) -  Drawing Nature with Sally Markell - This 6-session class will use objects from nature to capture 3-dimensional results, with an emphasis on observation and pencil technique.  Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MBG members $270/non-members $315. Call 636-4128.

March 9, 16, 23, and 30 - Acrylics for Beginning and Intermediate Painters - Join Instructor Gay Rhodes for this 4-week painting series.9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MBG members $125/non-members $150. Call 901-636-4128.

March 12 - Metal Clay Mold Mania - Love the idea of being able to mold clay that turns into real metal, or want to make reproductions of an heirloom for multiple people? Bring trinkets or other organics, and we will make one-sided molds to cast replicas in fine silver. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. MBG members $55/non-members $75, plus $45 materials fee. Call 636-4128.




March 26 - Family Egg Hunt -  Presented by Kroger. Spring wouldn’t be the same without the Garden’s annual Egg Hunt, complete with age-friendly areas, live music and magic, and a 96-acre hunt with prizes for the adults as well! NEW THIS YEAR: Bring the little ones to the Bunny Hop 2-and-under area for a mellow, hunt-at-your-own-pace space, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  3-4 year olds will have their own hunt at 2:30 pm; 5-7 year olds at 2:45 pm, and 8-10 year olds at 3:00 pm. Family prize egg hunt begins at 1:00 pm, and ends at 4:00 pm, or when all eggs are found. (1 prize egg per family, please!) Everyone will enjoy the kids crafts, lawn games, and outdoor activities. Photos with the Easter Bunny and concessions available at additional cost. Advance tickets online here. 1 - 4 p.m. MBG members $6/non-members $8. Under 2 free. Convenience charges apply to online ticket purchase. Tickets $10 at the gate, based on availability. Call 636-4100 for information. 


March 2 - Home School Days-What is Hatching? - Ages 5 and up. Join us monthly at the Garden for an exciting, hands-on learning experience! 2 - 3:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per child, does not include Garden admission. Call 636-4130 to register.

March 8 or 9 - Caterpillar Club: Butterfly Garden: Fluttering Wings AND March 22 or 23-  Wildflower Woodland: Nature’s Wonders -  Toddlers to five years. Join us for fun-filled stories, music & movement, nature-inspired art, and adventure hikes in My Big Backyard. Our theme this semester is “Gardens @ the Garden.”  10- 11 a.m. 6-class semester price: MBG members $45/non-members $75. Call 636-4122.

March 21-24 - Spring Break Adventure Camp -  Ages 6-9. Campers will go on fun adventures through the Garden with active, crafty, nature-based experiences. There’s a different theme every day! Choose individual dates or sign up for all 4 at a discounted rate. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. MBG members $30 per day or $110 for all 4 days/non-members $35 per day or $130 for all 4 days. Call 901-636-4126.


2016 Season Discount Available Now! 

March 29 - Vine to Wine: World of Wines - Presented by IBERIABANK. Sample wines from around the world along with light hors d’oeuvres at the first event of our 2016 wine tasting season. Must be 21 to attend. 6 -8 p.m. Members $30/non-members $45. Tickets online here or call 901-636-4131 for reservations.


March 4 - Outdoor Classroom: Where Learning Comes Naturally - At this workshop, teachers will learn how to add easy outdoor elements to their campus. Discover easy and exciting ways to incorporate the outdoors into your daily lessons. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cost is $25 per teacher and includes lunch. For more information or to register, email Gina Harris or call 901-636-4110.

March 18 - Project WET Teacher Workshop - All educators are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind water education curriculum training.  Participate in fun, engaging activities and receive the Project WET curriculum guide that is correlated to current state and national standards.  Sponsored by Buckman and the Wolf River Conservancy. 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Contact Cathy Justis at the Wolf River Conservancy to register – or call 901-219-7323.


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10.  Marginalia:  This Baxter Pig is quite a character.  It figures that you could only get this book at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.   

For more information about the Yiddish Book Center, please go to .


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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104
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