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March 2009 Newsletter

Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic



Sherman College Receives Grant from the Alumni Association

Naturally, the Sherman College Alumni Association takes an interest in general campus happenings, but one project in particular recently caught the Association’s interest – the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). The Association decided to support the project with a generous grant of $5,250, enough to help fund the first-year implementation of the QEP. Read more...

New Year! New CSI Game!

The QEP Management Committee is sponsoring another Case Study Instruction (CSI) game. Last fall, students participated in the "What's Wrong with John Porter?" CSI game where groups of students followed John Porter's "case" and submitted case studies based on "clues" given by the Case Management Faculty Learning Community. Last year's grand prize winners of $200 were Eric Clark, Jessica Tumblin, Shavahn Whetstone, and Anthony Witherspoon.

This year's version of the game is "What's Wrong with Charlotte Babb?" CSI game will begin Monday, April 6th. Students will form groups to compete for the grand prize of $200, with runner-up prize of $100. Participants will be entered in a drawing to win an adjusting table. Visit our CSI blog for details.

Rush and Boone Publications

Rush P, Boone R. The implementation of virtual instruction in relation to x-ray anatomy and positioning in a chiropractic degree program: A decriptive paper. Journal of Chiropractic Education, 2009; 23(1): 40-46. article is indexed in PubMed, CINAHL, ICL, and MANTIS, and is available in the Sherman Library.

Lynch S, Boone R. Somatovisceral responses to chiropractic adjustments. JSVR March 2009. Available from:

Straight From Sherman Magazine

Straight From Sherman will be arriving shortly! Read more about Valerie Pennacchio, D.C., ’90, possibly one of the most influential women in chiropractic education today. This issue also incorporates alumni news, details of the Spring Clinic Challenge, hints about marketing with social networking and information about college updates. You can also get a sneak peek and more in-depth information on the new accompanying blog at

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Perry Rush and FriendArt and Chiropractic:
Perry Rush's
Bear Country

Combining passions and talents to share joy with others is a fun way to run a chiropractic business. Dr. Perry Rush’s chainsaw sculpted bears not only make his office an inviting place for his patients, but they also provide expression for his artistic side. His office “bears” this out both in the name and in the decor.

Rush got involved with carving bears when he saw a chainsaw carved bear at the Big Bear Trading Post at Caesar’s Head.  The bear was a bit more pricey than he expected, so he decided to try his hand at carving since he already had a chain saw Read more...



Sherman “Losers” Say They’re All Winners

Biggest Losers
Photo included with permission from Tim Kimzey/Spartanburg Herald-Journal.

Sherman employees hoping to drop a few pounds did indeed lose them – but they found some wonderful things too – support, teamwork and friendship. Participants of Sherman College’s “Biggest Loser” competition agree: everyone’s a winner. Read more...

WeddingWedding Bells Ring at Sherman

by Director of Financial Aid Kathy Wilson

Staff members of the Registrar and Financial Aid Offices at Sherman are usually involved in some of the day-to-day happenings of students’ lives, but Monday, March 16, 2009, proved to be a truly special day at the office when Sherman student John Allen and his fiancée, Jessica Lloyd, were married by Registrar Gail Pittman, who is also a notary.

Sherman PrideLyceum 09: Share the Pride

Continuing Education at Sherman
is offering several series of classes as well :

  • Atlas Orthogonal Certification
  • Atlas Orthogonal Advanced Seminars
  • Network Spinal Analysis – Basic Care Intensive
  • Upper Cervical Evolution 2009
  •

Lyceum 2009
Special Events

Sherman College classes of 1979, ’84, ’89, ’94, ’99 and 2004 and Penn Straight classes of  1984, '89 and ’94 will gather for a reunion reception at the Spartanburg Marriott on Friday, May 22, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Reminisce about your college days and renew old friendships

The Alumni Association Annual Meeting will be held Friday, May 22, at 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the Bahan Library and is free to current members, including first- and second-year graduates.

Friday night fun at the downtown Marriott with Mission IMPROVable comedy group followed by fireworks.

Visit for complete event details and registration. 

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