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Students, faculty, and staff on the Missouri campus are invited to stop in on Oct. 17 from 3-5 pm and view the changes and new displays in the library!  Major new resources and services have been added including:

  • A new academic support service (http://guides.atsu.edu/academictechtools) to assist faculty and programs learn to use the University’s strong set of resources to develop more effective digital instructional content.
    •  The new Creation Station is now open during all library hours. It contains a scanner, Macintosh and PC computers, movie- editing programs such as Camtasia and iMovie, recording equipment, and a printer.
    • New consultative support. During normal business hours and at times scheduled during non-business hours, Margaret Hoogland (email mhoogland@atsu.edu or call x2340) is available to provide assistance on using the various programs and to guide interested faculty, staff, or students.
  • New library resources such as Up-to-Date and Clinical Key and demonstrate how you can more effectively use the library’s broad array of evidence resources.
  • Upgraded interlibrary loan services, which help obtain articles not in the library’s extensive online collections within two to three days. Completed requests have improved 20% over the past quarter, with most items being received in one business day.  Email ill@atsu.edu with your request anytime!

Staff will be on hand all day to provide tours and answer questions. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with the library staff and suggest ideas for new programs, resources, and much more.

We hope to see you on October 17!


Dean Randy Danielsen

ASHS Dean Randy Danielsen was the invited keynote speaker at the white coat ceremony for the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Butler University in Indianapolis on Oct. 6.  Dr. Danielsen addressed more than 150 pharmacy and PA students. He spoke of the white coat as a symbol of commitment to promoting expectations of professionalism, humanism, and compassion.

Butler University’s white coat ceremony is always held during National Pharmacy Month and National Physician Assistant Week.


Dave Koenecke, DC, MEd

Dave Koenecke, DC, MEd, has been named assistant vice president – ATSU Admissions. Dr. Koenecke is currently serving as the assistant dean for academic progress for ASDOH. Since 2006 and prior to his current position, Dr. Koenecke worked with ATSU residential and online admissions on the Arizona Campus.

Dr. Koenecke will transition to his new position in late fall and reside on the Missouri Campus. He will be responsible for the staff and duties of the residential and online admissions programs for both campuses.   


The ATSU-ASHS Audiology program is conducting their annual earmold fundraiser through October. From a custom Bluetooth headset to MP3 earbuds to earplugs for swimming, musicians, hunters and even dental students, there is a made-to-fit earmold for every purpose and need.

Material choices depend on application, and include soft Ultraflex in clear or flesh-tone, high-strength soft silicone and hard Lucite. Some silicone and Lucite earmolds are available in solid or swirled colors, depending on application.

Prices range from $58 for a Lucite Bluetooth earmold to $130 for high-strength silicone musician earplugs. Earmold fittings take place on the ATSU Arizona campus 5850 building with drop-in hours Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout October, or Fridays by appointment throughout October. See drop-in schedule below, or contact Krystal Hulleman for additional information.

ATSU-ASHS Audiology fundraiser earbud fitting drop-in schedule (through October)
11am – 1pm, Supersition
3pm – 5pm, Yucca

8am – 9:15am, Yucca
Noon – 1pm, Yucca

Noon – 2pm, Yucca

Sonic Valve earplugs (soft Ultraflex, $110, or high-strength silicone, $115)
Provides comfortable protection for loud environments.

Musicians earplugs (soft Ultraflex, $115, or high-strength silicone, $130)
Choice of 9 dB, 15 dB or 25 dB filters (extra filter set, $40; filter only, $50)
Great choice for anyone who needs to hear accurately in high noise environments

Soundplugs earplugs (high-strength silicone, $85, up to 3 colors swirled)
A solid earplug that allows for basic verbal communication while lowering the overall noise level.

Floatable swimmer earplugs (hydrophobic silicone, $78 for single color, or $84 for two swirled colors)
Custom-made waterproof swim plugs offer superior protection and comfort.

High-frequency Hocks noise filters earplugs (high-strength silicone, $105 single color)
Hocks Noise Bracker lets air and sound through in a safe, effective way.

Sleeping earplugs (high-strength silicone, $85)
A complement to a perfect night’s rest; includes a pull string for easy removal.

Custom MP3 earbuds (hard Lucite, $95, or high-strength silicone, $110)
Optimizes sound quality of MP3 music players.

TUNZ custom mini monitors earbuds (high-strength silicone, $115)
Enjoy amazing sound quality with these sound-isolating earbud headphones.

Single custom Bluetooth earmold (Lucite, est. $58, or high-strength silicone, $75)
Contact Krystal Hulleman for list of compatible Bluetooth devices.


The American Heart Association (AHA) recently recognized ATSU as an organization that achieved its Gold level Fit-Friendly Worksite Recognition for July 2012-June 2013. This is a huge accomplishment which reflects the hard work and commitment to improving ATSU employees’ health.

According to the AHA, in the 11-state AHA Midwest Affiliate region 258 worksites were recognized, which impacts over 474,000 employees.

“The American Heart Association recognizes corporate work places that create an environment and culture that supports employee health and fitness,” said Dan Martin, MA, director, ATSU Wellness Programs. “Our Human Resources Still-Healthy promotion and campus fitness facilities are a great fit with the goals and objectives of the AHA Fit-Friendly Worksite recognition program.”

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