Sherman Shares is a monthly publication
of Sherman College.

  Career Day Filled with Excitement
by Jaime Browning, Admission Counselor
and Karen Rhodes, Director of Public Relations


It’s that time of year again… time for Lyceum and Career Day! And for those of you who may not know, the Admission Office coordinates the Career Day festivities. With that being said, let us introduce you to this year’s event, which will take place on May 29.

Career Day is an opportunity for prospective students to tour the campus and learn about the philosophy of straight chiropractic. During this time, students may meet with faculty, staff, and current students. Transcript evaluations, admissions information, FAFSA and loan questions can be addressed throughout the day by our admissions and financial aid representatives.

Career Days are held in the spring and fall of every year, and the spring event is presented as part of Lyceum, the college’s annual homecoming and continuing education event. Lyceum is held on campus during Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-30 this year) and involves four days packed with seminars and special events for alumni and other chiropractors, as well as friends of the college and prospective students.

The Lyceum Career Day program is completely free, and we’ll even pay for your lodging in a local hotel for one night. We hope you’ll consider staying for the entire weekend so you can enjoy the many fun activities, dynamic speakers, fireworks, free seminars and much more!

Career Day 2004 will be full of excitement as well as information. Mark your calendars for May 29, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Sherman College in Spartanburg, SC. Updates will come in future issues of Sherman Shares. We hope to see you there!

E-mail the Admission Office ( or call 800-849-8771, ext. 1221, for details about registration and lodging. Online registration will be available soon.

A Brief History of Lyceum

The Lyceum concept dates back to ancient Greece, when scientists, students, philosophers and scholars met to share ideas and study under Aristotle. They returned each year to the traditional home of philosophy, which stood in the shadow of the Lykeion, the temple of Apollo, for which Lyceum is named. The concept also appeared in 19th century America where it provided adult education and a forum for discussions on such social reforms as libraries, museums and schools.

In the early 1900s, the concept of Lyceum surfaced again thanks to B.J. Palmer, the developer of chiropractic. With the death of B.J. Palmer in 1961, Lyceum ceased, but in 1974, when Sherman College was in its first year of existence, this important tradition was revived. To this day, people from all over the world gather at Sherman’s campus for technical and scientific sessions as well as philosophical lectures. Lyceum is a meaningful experience, and it offers the best in educational seminars, workshops and motivational speakers.

Lyceum is an important part of the campus experience for Sherman students as well. It offers them a look at the state of the art, its basis, and the prospects for the future of that art. Students can attend the workshops at no cost and enjoy the opportunity to hear top speakers and fellowship with practicing chiropractors in the field, gaining valuable insight into their chosen profession.