AHS E-News
Fall 2011
Posted: September 1, 2011

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Homecoming 2011 takes place on October 1 this year. Plan to join us on September 30th for our AHS Distinguished Alumni and Scharper Awards ceremony. Tour the North Addition while you're here, and join us on Saturday for the annual AHS Pregame Party. Tickets for the Pregame Party and the Illinois vs. Northwestern game will be available for purchase mid-summer on the AHS website.

In This Issue

Welcome from the Dean

AHS Dean Tanya Gallagher shares her excitement about a new academic year. Read more.

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Looking Ahead with New Students

The College of Applied Health Sciences gave a hearty welcome to new students at an event on August 19. Read more.

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We Welcome New Faculty

Three people have joined the College of Applied Health Sciences as assistant professors. Meet our new faculty members.

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McCristal Lecture Focuses on Healthy Aging

This year's King James McCristal Scholar, Dr. David Buchner, discussed the importance of older adults remaining active. Read more.

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2011 AHS Distinguished Alumni

The College of Applied Health Sciences will honor four alumni in September as recipients of the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award. They are:

Richard A. Anderson II, B.S. '69
President and Chief Executive
St. Luke's Hospital
Bethlehem, PA

Susan E. Gwyn, M.A. '74
SunDance Rehabilitation Corporation
Boston, MA

Frank D. Lupton, Jr., M.S. '58, Ph.D. '72
Founder, Wilderness Education Association
Professor Emeritus, Western Illinois University
Lake City, MN

Karl M. Newell, M.S. '70, Ph.D. '73
Department Head and Professor
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Honorees will be recognized during a ceremony on September 30, 2011. Check our November newsletter for more information about our distinguished alumni.

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DRES Announces 2011 Scharper Award Recipients

The Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services has announced the recipients of the 2011 Scharper Awards. They are:

Harold Scharper Achievement Award
Yusef A. Dale, B.S. '93, J.D. '96
Federal Prosecutor
U.S. Attorney's Office
Chicago, IL

Harold Scharper Humanitarian Award
James W. Gallo, B.S. '84
Managing Partner
Gallo Associates, LLC
Schaumburg, IL

Honorees will be recognized during a ceremony on September 30, 2011. Check our November newsletter for more information about our Scharper Award recipients.

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Travel/Study Course Approaches 30th Anniversary

For nearly 30 years, Professor Emeritus Tom O'Rourke has led students in a unique travel/study course that allows them to compare health care systems in the United States and the United Kingdom. Read more about the course.

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Khan Annex Dedication in September

The College of Applied Health Sciences is looking forward to dedicating the north addition to Huff Hall, the Khan Annex, in September. Read more.

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AHS Alum among Illini Comeback Guests

Roy ("Bud") Strom retired brigadier general in the U.S Army, Arizona cattle rancher, and acclaimed cowboy poet will be among this year's Comeback Guests. Mr. Strom completed his bachelor's degree in physical education in 1954.

The Illini Comeback program honors prominent and accomplished alumni, who return to campus to meet with students, faculty, and staff in both formal and informal settings. Mr. Strom, for example, will visit and give a presentation in a pedagogy class in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. Comeback Guests also participate in the halftime show at the Homecoming football game. The program is coordinated by the Student Alumni Ambassadors and sponsored by the UI Alumni Association.

Look for an in-depth story on Bud Strom in the next issue of AHS E-News.

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Join Us for Homecoming!

We invite you to join us September 30 – October 1 for a variety of festivities, beginning on Friday with our celebration of outstanding alumni from the College of Applied Health Sciences and the Division of Disability Resources and Education. On Saturday, the AHS tent party will take place on the west side of Assembly Hall before the Homecoming football game, and the University of Illinois Alumni Association will host a post-game party two hours after the game concludes.

AHS has a block of stadium and wheelchair-section tickets for sale on a first-come, first-served basis for the Illinois vs. Northwestern football game at Memorial Stadium.

For more information on Homecoming events and to register, visit the Homecoming page on the AHS web site.

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