The Blog is Moving to OrgSync

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Hello ATSU!

With the beginning of the New Year right around the corner, the Office of Student Life has decided to make some new changes!  With the successful implementation of OrgSync on both our Arizona and Missouri campuses, we’ve decided to move this blog over to the new platform.

From now on, we will be posting our blog at  I know that change can be difficult but we felt it would be a much more beneficial place to house the blog in the long run since OrgSync is really picking up steam.  This change will take place effective immediately.  Thanks for understanding!

See ya there,

Your Student Life Office

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Backpack and School Supply Drive

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The Arizona School of Health Sciences Staff Assembly asks your help in providing for East Valley foster children.
Though summer has just begin, soon it will be back to school time and Helen’s Hope Chest will be distributing school supplies to K-12 foster children. 
Collection bin located outside Student Affairs suite. Donations can be made July 5 – 22.
Supplies needed:
3 ring binders
dividers and folders (3 hole punched)
#2 mechanical pencils
composition notebooks
lined paper
graph paper
index cards
pens (black, blue and red)
hand sanitizers
Monetary donations and gift cards are also welcome.

Stand up desks available.

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Aligned with the mission of our school of whole body health care, the SOMA class of 2019 has donated 3 table-top standing desks to the library for everyone to use. They can support a book or a laptop and are adjustable to all heights. Just like how you would borrow a plastic cranium, you could also rent these table-top standing desks for 2 hours at a time by exchanging your student ID. Please speak to the librarian for further questions.
SOMA Class 2019

CPR Classes

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Upper Hand Defense is  continuing to schedule multiple American Heart Association BLS/CPR for the professional rescuer classes on campus in Mesa that meet all the ATSU Basic CPR requirements.
The class cost is $37.00 and you receive your card on the same day as the class in most cases.
All the classes scheduled will all be in the Palo Verde Room on the Mesa Campus at 5:00 pm
Up coming classes are on the following dates:
May 30th
June 6th
June 13th
June 20th
June 27th
July 18th
July 28th
Aug 1st
As always if none of the dates posted work for you, and you have a group of 6 or more people who want a class; I will make every effort to schedule a class when it is convenient for your group to do it.
You can Sign up for classes on my website below:

Root Beer Float Fundraiser

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The SOMA Student Government and Pediatrics Club are hosting a Root Beer Float party on May 23rd from 12:00p-1:00p in the Cafeteria. We will be selling floats in ATSU Pint glasses for $6. Alternatively, you can buy just a float for $2 or just a glass for $5! All of the proceeds will be donated to Feed My Starving Children in Mesa (, a non-profit that aims to eliminate child hunger across the globe!
We will accept payment in the form of cash or Venmo, and will be selling sets of pint glasses for a discounted price! Come feed your inner child so we can feed children everywhere!

Adrienne Marler

University Student Association (USA) | Call for applications

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Are you interested in being a part of the University Student Association (USA)? The USA was established to promote self-governance and leadership to enhance the educational, social, professional, and cultural experiences of all ATSU students. The association strives to foster a sense of community among students across campuses and all programs (residential and online).
If that interests you, please consider filling out an online application to be a member of this great student governing organization. We have a number of positions open for students on the Arizona and Missouri campuses along with students in any of our online programs!
Our application can be filled out following three easy steps:
  1. Click this link: USA Application Spring 2016;
  2. Log-in with your ATSU portal information and complete a few short demographic questions;
  3. Complete and submit your application!
If you have any questions about accessing and completing the application please e-mail the office of Student Life at; if you have any questions about the association or what it means to be a member please e-mail
Don’t wait — we will stop accepting applications on Monday, May 16, 2016.
To stay connected with the association add yourself to our OrgSync portal (here); like us on Facebook (here); and you can always learn more on our website (here).
We look forward to reviewing your application!
The University Student Association

Healthy Kids Day

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Free Community Day at the Ross Farnsworth YMCA on Saturday, April 30th. 9am – 12pm.

Games, prizes, giveaways, scholarships, activities and tons of fun for everyone! Call 480.649.9622 for more information.

CPR on 05/02

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CPR Class

Dates: May 2, 2016 (Monday)

Time: 5:30pm – 8:30 pm

Location: AT Still University

Ocotillo Room

Cost: $45 (cash or check)

Please respond to Lonnie Eckman at

This class is a renewal course for the healthcare professional and includes adult, child, infant, choking and AED. This program is through American Safety and Health Institute and the card will be good for two years. Some programs and licensing boards only accept American Heart and Red Cross programs so please confirm with your program.

Celebrate OT Month!

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April is OT Month!  The Student Occupational Therapy Association invites you to celebrate with us this week!
Monday 4/18 12:30-5:00 – Join us on the south lawn for the OT Adaptation Carnival.  You’ll be able to run through an inflatable obstacle course with an adaptation and compete with your friends in a wheelchair ADL relay!
Tuesday 4/19 – Stop by our table in the lobby to pick up some treats at our bake sale!
Wednesday 4/20 – Visit the Relaxation Station in the lobby to make your own stress ball, have some tea, & learn some relaxation techniques.
We hope to see you there as we share the ways that we live life to the fullest! Thanks!

EHealers seeks leadership.

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My name is James and I am a D3. I am transitioning into my 4th year in Dental school and will be gone on rotations for most of the year. I have an amazing organization on campus called Entertainment Healers. It is also a 501c non profit organization registered in the state of Az. I am currently looking for anyone who is interested in taking over the club on campus and becoming president.

Entertainment Healers is designed to use the art of entertainment to help raise funds that support the concepts of giving back and helping those in need. We host comedy shows, concerts, and entertaining events, like the annual halloween party, both on and off campus to raise funds that are donated to other organizations who’s mission is to help those in need.

If you enjoy planning events, are an entertainer, musician, or someone who likes to give back to those in need, this is a great opportunity for you. Also, if you plan on specializing or applying for a residency program, this will drastically help boost your application. Think about it, it’s a unique non-profit organization that helps those in need through the art of entertainment, not specifically related to dentistry alone. The helps you stand out from the other applicants because it expresses a different aspect of the type of person that you are.

This is a great opportunity to have fun in dental school and to put a smile on the faces of those who need it the most. For more information, check out the website at if you haven’t already, please please please visit our Facebook page and like it. It would mean a lot to me. Thank you guys so much for reading this super long email and for hearing me out. I appreciate it. If interested in taking over the organization, please email me and let me know what position you would like to apply for.

For more information e-mail James directly a