Both the Arizona and Missouri campuses celebrated ATSU’s 121-year heritage with family, friends, food, and fun during this year’s Founder’s Day events. Arizona held its daylong event Oct. 18, and Missouri held activities the following week, Oct. 24-26.
A.T. Still Honorary Ceremony
The ATSU community gathers to honor its founder, A.T. Still, MD, DO. Museum of Osteopathic Medicine Director Jason Haxton, MA, led the event and KCOM Dean Margaret Wilson, DO, ’82, directed the placement of the wreath.
Arizona’s fall festival
First-year ASDOH students Carine Abadir, Silas Porter, and Kara Dragone at the carnival-themed photo booth.
More than 500 guests attended Still-A-Bration’s barbecue, bonfire, talent showcase, and dance.
Fred C. Tinning, PhD, Founder’s Day Osteopathy Lecture
Kenneth Lossing, DO, ’84, discusses how osteopathic manipulative medicine should be established as the standard of conservative care because its low risk of side effects in his lecture, “Is Osteopathy Relevant in the 21st Century?”
Members from the KCOM class of 1963 received gold medallions for 50 years of service at the all-campus meeting.
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Members from the KCOM class of 1988 received silver lapel pins for 25 years of service at the all-campus meeting.
Micah Rejcek, OMS II, personifies Dr. A.T. Still during Missouri Founder’s Day activities.
The annual women’s flag football game was a battle of wills as first and second-year ladies fought it out for the title of champion. On the sidelines, guys dressed as girl cheerleaders rooted for their teams. The second-years won 34-32.
ATSU’s mascot, Bucky, the Ram of Reason, made a surprise debut appearance at the all-campus meeting. Bucky was named after Francis “Bucky” M. Walter Jr., MA, BS, DOEd (Hon.), KCOM emeritus dean of students, who died Aug. 24.