Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and although there are many conflicting stories on it’s beginnings, most of them agree that it began as a day set aside to honor the soldiers who had fallen in service during the civil war. Dates and specific groups of soldiers are what separates many of the stories.
Washington Race Course graves now behind the race course stands near the intersection of Tenth Ave. and Mary Murray Drive.
One of those stories comes from Charleston, South Carolina. The event was held by former slaves at the Washington Race Course in Charleston, SC, where there was a Confederate prison camp and mass grave for Union soldiers. In only ten days, the people built a fence around the graveyard so that they could call it a Union graveyard. On May 1, 1865, nearly ten thousand people gathered at the graveyard for a ceremony that included singing, picnics, and sermons. The Charleston paper declared it Decoration Day.
Memorial Day became official on May 5th in 1868 when it was proclaimed by General John Logan, the national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. It was first observed on May 30th of that year and flags were placed on Union and Confederate soldiers graves at Arlington National Cemetery.
New York State recognized it in 1873 and the rest of the northern states were celebrating it by 1890.
It wasn’t until after WWI that the southern states started recognizing Memorial Day. It was then that the day was used to recognize American’s who died fighting in any war, not just the Civil War.
Today Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May ensuring a 3 day weekend for everyone getting Federal holidays. On this day soldiers, boy scouts and others will place American flags at the graves of soldiers across the country. It is also a day to hold parades and memorial services and spend time with loved ones.
Observance of Memorial Day waxes and wanes with the patriotism felt in current American culture. Events such as the 9/11 attacks on American soil will boost patriotism and seem to unify the country which also brings more awareness to our fallen heroes. During times of plenty and relative peace Memorial Day celebrations will be smaller and many veteran graves will go without American flags as most people will be enjoying a day at the pool or picnicking.
On Memorial Day the United States Flag is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. At noon the flag is raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day. The flag at half staff shows that the country mourns those who were killed. When the flag is raised to full staff it is in celebration of our American heroes still serving.
Every one have a safe and enjoyable weekend.
PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered that state flags be flown at half-staff Wednesday in honor of fallen law enforcement officers.
Brewer’s office released a statement in which the governor notes that Wednesday is National Peace Officers Memorial Day.
The statement urges Arizonans to join Brewer in honoring fallen officers and says their “service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.”
We first want to thank everyone that participated in ATSA’s 1st Pop Tab War. We were able to collect almost 42 pounds worth of pop tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House, that’s awesome guys! We would like to extend congratulations to the Athletic Training program, which barely edged out the Audiology program, for their generous contributions in this competition. Again, we would like to thank all programs for participating in this fundraiser, and congratulations to the Athletic Training program on their first place finish.
Looking for Volunteers to
Participate in a Research Study!!!
We are conducting a study to find out different factors that may cause Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. Anterior Knee Pain or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome are synonymous terms and are used to describe a painful condition on the front part of the knee region that is not caused by any known trauma. It is a common condition among young, physically active females. The cause of the condition has been considered to be multifaceted and may include many different factors.
The title of the study is “Power as a Factor in Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome in Females age 21 to 35: a Pilot Study,” to be conducted at the A. T. Still University – Mesa Campus.
The purpose of this research is to determine the differences between scores on the Margaria Power test and the single-leg Wingate test for female subjects with and without PFPS. The Margaria Power test and the single-leg Wingate test are two tests that can be used to measure muscular power. Scores on the Margaria Power test are determined the amount of time it takes an individual to ascend up a set of stairs. Scores are determined by the power output when riding a stationary bicycle as fast as you can.
We hope to determine if muscular power is a factor for individuals who develop Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.
We are looking for females between the ages of 21 and 35 years of age. We are looking for individuals who have Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome and individuals who don’t have the condition.
Your participation should take approximately 1 hour.
We will schedule appointments according to your schedule!!!
Contact: Brooke Haldeman at email@example.com or Malgorzata Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help us!
The ATSU Chapter of the Student Academy of Audiology is offering 2 days next week to get earmold impressions done and to order your custom fit hearing protection or listening molds for your iPod or other devices. Prices range from approximately $80 to $130 depending on the style and technology ordered. Hearing protection device styles are available for musicians, recreational shooting or hunting, motorcyclists, NASCAR fans, dentists, etc… Floatable swimplugs are available. Custom fit earmolds for earbuds, other earphones and bluetooth phone devices are available.
If possible, please announce this information to students from all programs too! We do have announcements on the flat screen and in the student lounge, but students often do not realize that our earmold fundraiser is going on until it is too late, and then they are sorry they missed the opportunity.
Please see the attached flyer and come to the lobby in the main 5850 building to sign up and have your earmold impression done during the designated times.
Tuesday May 14th 12:00-1:30 & 4:00-5:30 (Sign up in lobby and have impressions taken in Superstition on the second floor )
Thursday May 16th 12:00-1:30 & 4:00-5:30 (Sign up in lobby and have impressions taken in Yucca on the first floor)
The university cultural competency committee and the SOMA dissection club will be construction a labyrinth on the northwest side of the building this Saturday at 9:30 am. We invite you to join us for what should be a fun and rewarding build. The work will consist mostly of placing river rock into place.
A new tree has also been planted in the lawn northwest end of the building. The tree was donated by the SOMA dissection club, and is dedicated to those who donated their bodies to help educate future physicians.
What is a labyrinth?
• A seven-ring circle labyrinth is a symbol of wholeness and unity, represented in
many indigenous cultures around the world including the Pima and Hopi Indian
nations in AZ.
• Ancient geometric form used as a spiritual tool (not religious)
• A sacred place–a winding path that provides a journey to its center
• Found in parks, gardens, hospitals, retreat centers, schools, etc.
• A labyrinth is a metaphor for the individual’s journey through life
• The experience of walking one tends to bring a sense of balance and peace
• Labyrinth walks are believed to be a healing and profound experience
• Labyrinths are felt to be very welcoming, embracing the body-mind-spirit
philosophy of ATSU.
Labyrinths are ancient tools thought to facilitate balance, healing, spiritual awakening
and protection. They are considered to be truly sacred places. The experience of
walking a Labyrinth brings a sense of balance and peace, and helps one feel a greater
sense of Oneness. It is a metaphor for the journey to the very center of your deepest
self, and then back, out into the world with a greater understanding of who you are.
Please join Students for Life next Tuesday, May 7th for a guest presentation by Anita Showalter, DO. The presentation will be at 12pm in Ocotillo (1st floor of the main building, far end on the left).
Dr. Showalter is the Assistant Dean of Clinical Sciences and the Chair of Women’s Health at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, WA. Dr. Showalter is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital in Ohio.
Her private practice for nine years in Wayne County, Ohio, included many Amish and Mennonite patients. A focus on osteopathic techniques to reduce the need for other medical interventions was particularly welcomed in that community. She plans to research the use of osteopathic manipulation to reduce the complications of pregnancy, labor and delivery, and to relieve the symptoms of chronic pelvic pain.
Dr. Showalter promotes the intelligent, sensitive care of women understanding the connection of body, mind and spirit. She also promotes a deep respect for life and life processes that reflect intelligent design.
Wraps will be provided by Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Lunch will be available for those who RSVP to email@example.com.
No Action Needed
We have made upgrades to our campus phone system. Tomorrow we will be conducting a messaging test of the emergency phone and paging system. The test will start at 6:00 a.m. and will run for approximately 15 minutes. If you are on campus at this time you will hear 5 different messages through the campus phones and classroom speakers. This test will be conducted in all campus buildings.
No action is required during this test
For additional information please contact Dan Panico, Safety Coordinator.
The University Student Association (USA) is seeking design ideas in an effort to revive the A.T. Still
University school mascot, the ‘Ram of Reason’.
Two contests will be held, one to choose the design of the new ram, and the other to name the new
• The contest is open to all students, faculty and staff of ATSU (Missouri, Arizona, and Online)
• The mascot must remain a ram
• All art work must be completely original
• Hand drawn or computer generated images are both acceptable as long as the work is
completely original. (if hand drawn, please scan and submit in a file with minimum 300dpi)
• All rights to the image must be signed over to A.T. Still University. The university reserves
the right to alter the design.
• The winner of the design contest will receive a prize package that promises to make it worth
the effort plus receive the first apparel item with the ATSU mascot.
• Submissions must be uploaded to the ATSU Mascot website at:
• Deadline for submission is: Friday, May 31, 2013
• Design Voting: June 3-June 7, 2013
• Naming Voting: June 10-June 14, 2013
• Winning Design and Name will be announced by July 1, 2013
Designs will be compiled by the University Student Association, and voting will be opened up to the
ATSU community. Along with a vote for the design, you will be asked to submit a name for the new
Once a design is chosen, the best names will be compiled and voting will once again be opened up.
The winning design and name will be submitted to ATSU administration for final approval.
Please contact Ben Meyer with any questions or submissions. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Physical Therapy faculty and students invite you to attend the 2013 Spring Student Physical Therapy Poster Day event!
Friday, May 10
Second Floor, Main Building