Congratulations to the 2015 Free Community Health & Wellness Day Winning Design!


Designed by Katie Kopal, Physical Therapy Class of 2017

Send us your pictures of your registered student organization in action on campus and in the community. We’ll display the best in our office!

E-mail them to

Dates:        March 9, 2015  Or   March 23, 2015

 Time:         5:30pm to 8:30pm

Location:  AT Still University/ Ocotillo Classroom

Cost:    $40 (cash or check)

 Please respond to Lonnie Eckman at


The annual Spread the Word to End the R-Word Campaign will be held during the first week of March. Please volunteer to help us make this Nationwide event a success! Join us in this campaign to show your respect for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. 

What is the End the R-Word Campaign?
This is a pledge that people take each year to not use the offensive and derogatory term “retarded,” and instead replace it with a more appropriate word/phrase such as “Intellectual-Disability”. For more information about this campaign, how this word has affected people, and pledge. Visit:

When is the End the R-Word Campaign?
This year our campus-wide End the R-Word Campaign will take place March 4th-6th, 2015March 4th is the official day of awareness around the country.

What is ATSU doing to be apart of the Campaign?
We will have a giant poster displayed in the main building lobby on March 4th-6th, we need volunteers to collect signatures and bring their laptops to help people pledge electronically. Our goal is to have 1 to 2 people at the table from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm on March 4th-6th asking people for their electronic pledge and signing the poster affirming their decision.

Pledge Table Volunteer Sign-Up: 

On March 4th, we are hosting a Sports Expo at the Main building lawn with Special Olympic Athletes from 12 to 1 pm. We also need volunteers for this, basically you donate an hour of your time to play sports with some pretty awesome people!

Sports Expo Sign-Up:
We are also hoping to host guest speakers March 5th and 6th, so look out for opportunities to learn more about Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign and how you can strive to encourage respect for all people including those with neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual disabilities (ND/ID).  
If you have any questions you can email Anthony Mancuso or Celia Sommer at, we are hoping to have a good turnout and a lot of pledges to End the R-Word!
The ATSU Still-Healthy Employee Health Program and Still-Well Student Wellness Program present:

De-Mystifying Eating Disorders and Therapy
by Caryn Attianese, MA, NCC, LPC, CEDS and Cindy Elms, RDN
True Reflections Therapy – Phoenix, AZ

Thursday, February 19 from 12 to 1 PM
Ocotillo Room, 5850 Building

  • ˜Identify symptoms/behaviors in the full spectrum of eating disorders including the new DSM V diagnosis of Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and sub-clinical manifestations of the eating disorder.
  • ˜Understand how to recognize, treat, and/or refer an eating disorder client.
  • ˜Recognize weight bias and how it impacts eating disorders.
  • ˜Understand the need for therapeutic and nutritional intervention with eating disorder clients.
  • ˜Recognize ways eating disordered behaviors can be unintentionally encouraged by treatment professionals.
​All ATSU students and employees are invited to attend.  This session will county towards Still-Healthy credit and will be recorded ​for future viewing.

Did you know…?


Did you know A.T. Still University has a SafeZone for All program? SZ4A is an “ally” program designed to help all students feel they can be their authentic selves on campus without fear. Faculty, staff and students who become allies have completed basic orientation and advanced trainings aimed at increasing cultural competence, cross-cultural communication skills, and creating an accepting and welcoming campus community. When you see a SZ4A badge or certificate on someone’s person or office space, that person is letting you know that they are open to hearing or discussing anything as a normal course of their responsibilities without judgment.

To learn more about SafeZone for All, go to: (We’re on FaceBook too!


Please see the following message from Occupational Therapy student Sean Irwin. Please respond to him directly for more information.

I am trying to see if there would be enough interest for a Mt. Bike club for ATSU.  It would be something as simple as meeting up once or twice a month to go ride a new trail.  We would be riding trails like Haws in Mesa, Desert classic, Mormon and National at South Mountain, to name a few.  We would not be  riding on canals or smooth bike paths.  Send me an E-mail and let me know if you are interested maybe we could even put an ATSU team together and do a local race. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Free dinner and learn for all ATSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni!

Panelist include:

  • George Blue Spruce, DDS, MPH
  • Gwen Werner, DMD
  • Ron West, DPT
  • Sherron Cook, PA-C

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saguaro A & B
Free pizza and refreshments to all attendees while supplies last.

Sponsored by:
ATSU National Center for American Indian Health Professions

The PA schools in Arizona are banding together to donate goods to a wonderful charity, Singleton Moms. 

Singleton Moms is a small, Arizona-based non-profit organization. They are dedicated to nurturing single parents battling cancer and their minor children.  They do this by meeting the practical day-to-day needs of the entire family, while providing hope for tomorrow. Their resources are based solely upon community support. 
Please bring any of the following items to be deposited in the donation bin outside the student service office all of this month. 

Toilet Paper

Paper Towels


Ziploc Bags/ Aluminum Foil

Paper plates/ Plastic ware

Laundry Detergent

Hand Soap

Dish Soap

Dishwasher Detergent

Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning Wipes


Body Wash/ Bar Soap




Towels/ Washcloths


Healthy Snack Foods

Non Perishable Food Items

If you have any questions, please contact Lynzi Warner at Thanks for your support!

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine is pleased to announce THE 3rd ANNUAL MEMMYS!

This national music video contest seeks student-produced videos from health professional students with the top entries receiving a monetary award for their school’s health sciences library.

The contest is open to any student enrolled in a health professions school such as dental, pharmacy, allopathic, osteopathic, public health, nursing, medical or allied health.

Last year’s winners were:
1st place:  Harvard Medical School
2nd place:  Albert Einstein College of Medicine
3rd place:  University of Maryland School of Medicine


Please go to our website for more information.


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