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ATSU Founder’s Day – Missouri Campus

August 29, 2014
Posted In: Missouri Campus

Oct. 16-18, 2014 Does fall have a certain meaning for you? Aside from the busy days working and studying that fall brings, the season is ripe with traditions. Among those most notable is A.T. Still University’s Founder’s Day, this year being celebrated October 16-18 on ATSU’s Kirksville, Missouri campus. Together, we honor the legacy of founder Dr. A.T. Still and our rich history of leadership in both healthcare education and correlated research. Since the first memorial service was conducted 95 years ago to honor Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, ceremonies have been held each year so all of us – students, alumni, faculty, staff, administration — can renew old ties, make new acquaintances, and celebrate A.T. Still University’s growth to preeminence as the multidisciplinary healthcare educator. Continuing education, presentations, fitness, food, fun and inspiration are in store. See the list of events and activities below, and be sure to mark your calendar: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Graduate Health Studies & Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health Thursday, October 16 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. CME Program, Connell Information Technologies Center (CITC) Blumenthal Osteopathic Skills Lab,CE Noon – 1 p.m. Hero Healer Luncheon Series, presented by George Blue Spruce, DDS, Mehegan Classroom, Students, All ATSU 3 – 4 p.m. Tinning Founder’s Day Osteopathy Lecture, “Osteopathic Medicine: Wellness on Steroids” presented by E. Lee Rice, DO, FAAFP, FAOASM McCreight Classroom, Tinning Education Center (TEC) (overflow in Couts Classroom), Intended Audience ALL ATSU, CE, & Alumni 4– 4:20 p.m. A.T. Still – Honorary Ceremony, TEC, McCreight Classroom, All ATSU, CE, Alumni, Board Facilitator: Jason Haxton, MA, Director – Museum of Osteopathic MedicineTM Honored Presenter: Craig Phelps, DO, ’84, ATSU President 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. SAAO “Evening with the Stars,” CITC Blumenthal Osteopathic Skills Lab, Students, Alumni, CE 4:45 – 6 p.m. Still Society, Legacy Society, and Still Partners Reception, Couts Learning Center, Invitation only 6:30 – 7 p.m. Reunion Reception – Classes of 1964, 1989, & President’s Gold Medallion Club, Alumni 7 – 8:30 p.m. Dinner & Program – Classes of 1964, 1989, & President’s Gold Medallion Club, Alumni Thousand Hills Dining Lodge (Reunion Reception & Dinner) Friday, October 17 8 – 9 a.m. Financial Planning Seminar, Robert Behnen, Director of Development, University Advancement, Location TBD, Alumni 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Board of Trustees meeting 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. CME Program, CITC Blumenthal Osteopathic Skills Lab,CE 10 – 10:30 a.m. Day of Compassion – Flight #5966 10th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony, IPE – Outside South Entrance (In the event of inclement weather, Mehegan Classroom) 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. ALL CAMPUS WELCOME & ALUMNI RECOGNITION CEREMONY TEC, McCreight Classroom, (Overflow in Couts), All ATSU, Alumni, CE, Board of Trustees Facilitator: Randy Rogers, CFP, Interim Vice President – University Advancement

  • Welcome – Craig Phelps, DO, ATSU President; Scott Drew, DO, ATSU Board of Trustees Chair
  • Greeting – Margaret Wilson, DO, ?82, KCOM Dean
  • Greeting – Donald Altman, DDS, DHSc, MPH, MBA, MA, CGHS Dean
  • Greeting – Christopher Halliday, DDS, MPH, MOSDOH Dean
  • Greeting – Student Government Association Chair, Missouri Campus, Jacqueline Mulhall, OMSII
  • Greeting –University Student Association President, TBA
  • Gold Medallion and Alumni Recognition – Randy Rogers, CFP

11:45 a.m. “First in Whole Person Healthcare” Exhibit Dedication, Developed by Museum of Osteopathic Medicine SM, Main Gallery, All ATSU 11:45 a.m. Reunion Group Photos, TEC, Heritage Hall, TEC, Alumni Noon – 1 p.m. Alumni/Board/CME Luncheon, TEC, Centennial Commons, Alumni, CE, Board of Trustees 1 – 2 p.m. Campus Tour (Virtual & Daraban Ultrasound Center) TEC, McCreight Classroom, Alumni 1 – 4 p.m. CME Program, CITC Blumenthal Osteopathic Skills Lab, CE 2 p.m. Kirksville Community Bus Tour (surprise refreshment stop)Alumni 3:30 p.m. Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health, Interprofessional Education Building Tour, Alumni & CE 4:00 p.m. 1st year vs. 2nd year Women’s Flag Football Game, TCC West Field, 1st& 2ndYear Female Students 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Still-A-Bration, Thompson Campus Center (TCC), All ATSU, CE, Alumni, Board & Families

  • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Children’s Games
  • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Barbecue, Bonfire & S’mores
  • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. “Osteo-Blast from the Past” Trivia
  • 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Cash Bar

Saturday, October 18 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CME Program, CITC Blumenthal Osteopathic Skills Lab,CE 8 a.m. – Noon Board of Trustees meeting 10:30 a.m. 5K run/1.5 mile walk, TCC Italics = location Bold = audience *All times are Central Daylight Time. Schedule subject to change

ATSU Founder History

History of Founder’s Day On December 12, 1919, a memorial service was held to honor the school’s founder, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, who had passed away on December 12, 1917. The presidents of all the classes met with Dr. George Still to plan the event, a brief ceremony in the assembly hall and a floral wreath placed on the statue of A. T. Still. It was decided then that a similar ceremony would be held each year to honor the founder of the school, and that was the beginning of Founder’s Day.

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