AHS E-News
Spring 2011
Posted: May 10, 2011

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Save the date!
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.

Watch Convocation Live!
The College of Applied Health Sciences will broadcast its Convocation ceremony live through Web-based streaming video. Check details and watch the ceremony here.

In This Issue

2011 graduates

Meet Our Graduates

Each year, we say goodbye to incredible students who will do their part to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. This year, the College of Applied Health Sciences expects to award more than 850 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. We can't introduce you to all of our graduates, but we can let you know what some of them will be doing after graduating this month. Read about some of our graduates.

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We Say Goodbye to Our Fabulous Intern

SHS Senior Liz Pelletier contributed greatly to the work of our student affairs and advancement offices. Read more about Liz.

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i-Health's First Graduates

Five pioneering students will graduate from the Interdisciplinary Health Degree Program this year, the first students to complete this undergraduate degree. Meet our i-Health students.

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Class of 2011 Includes First MPH Graduates

We send six students into the world armed with Master of Public Health degrees, the first students to enroll in and complete the fledgling program. Read more about them.

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Five-year Plan Offers BS and MPH

Outstanding students now have the opportunity to secure both an undergraduate degree and a Master of Public Health degree on an accelerated basis. Find out more.

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2011 Student Award Recipients

Every year, the Departments of Kinesiology and Community Health, Recreation, Sport and Tourism, and Speech and Hearing Science, and the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services recognize academic achievement, involvement, leadership, and potential among undergraduate and graduate students with scholarships and awards. Most of these are generously funded by alumni and friends of the College of Applied Health Sciences. This year, we were proud to host our first event honoring the achievements of students in our Interdisciplinary Health Degree Program as well. Meet this year's recipients.

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CHAD Names New Director

Dr. Kenneth Watkin has assumed leadership of the Center on Health, Aging, and Disability. Dr. Watkin is a professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science, where he conducts research on biomedical imaging. Read more about Dr. Watkin.

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Professor Notaro Receives Hill Award

Dr. Stephen Notaro, a lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, is this year's recipient of the Phyllis Hill Award for Exemplary Mentoring in the Edmund J. James Scholar Program. Read more about why he received the award.

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James Scholars Launch New Course

Three students in Community Health undertook an ambitious James Scholar project this year. Read all about it.

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Student Pilots New Language Development Measure

Speech and Hearing Science senior Megan McKenna had an exciting opportunity to assist in the development of a new measurement tool. Read more.

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AHS Students Shine at Research Symposium

For the fourth year in a row, students in the College of Applied Health Sciences made a strong showing at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Visit the gallery.

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AHS Salutes Its Seniors with Fun Event

Raffle prizes, an inspiring talk, music, and games made the "Salute the Seniors" event a proper send-off for our graduating students. Read more.

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Alumni Speakers Show Career Variety

Students in the College of Applied Health Sciences were given new perspectives on career paths during the Spring 2011 edition of the Alumni Speaker Series. The participating alumni talked about careers in organizational consulting, law, and organizational research. Read more about the Alumni Speaker Series.

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Visit Our New Alumni Site!

We have revised the alumni section of our website to make them more helpful and more interesting to you. Check it out!

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Moms Learn about Service Dog Program

This year's Mom's Day activities included a demonstration by the Illini Service Dog Training Program. Take a look at our photos.

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North Addition Update

It's hard to believe, but we are on the verge of taking possession of the North Addition. We expect to move people and labs in over the summer, and are gearing up for a great dedication ceremony in the fall. Visit our North Addition Construction Gallery to see the latest photos.

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