On the Ropes: Meeting the Challenge of Leadership
Nine Sherman faculty members completed facilitator certification
on our low ropes course September 11-13, 2009. Led by Lance Ussery, of Upper
Edge Adventures in Nashville, the participants learned through 24 hours of
experience how to promote group interactions and team building, and how to
encourage student engagement in activities.
Mental Focus for Physical Success
What is the most challenging thing about being a chiropractic
student for exercise physiologist and cyclist Thomas Ball? Sitting down all
day! However, developing the mental focus for studying and class work helps
Tom compete in cycling. He says that many people don't realize how
much mental focus is necessary for athletic competition.
Our first set of engraved bricks has arrived, and we are excited about getting
them installed! The second round will be installed soon, but there is still
room for you. Make your mark in the Sherman Plaza with a commemorative brick
for only $125.
Sherman gives students a firm foundation in the art, science
and philosophy of chiropractic, and now you can build on it with your encouragement
and example: Buy a Brick!
Dr. Pengju (George) Luo Named Director of Research
Dr. Luo brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his new position. He has served as a valuable faculty member (Assistant Professor) at Sherman since 2006 and was recently promoted to Associate Professor. He served as a research and teaching assistant at Clemson University and currently is an adjunct assistant professor at Clemson where he will continue his research activities.
Patricia Calhoun New Administrative Assistant for Academic
Patricia Calhoun has joined the staff at Sherman as administrative assistant
to VP for Academic Affairs Bob Irwin, D.C. She is a graduate of James Madison
University in Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences.
She taught preschool for 5 years and Montessori elementary for 10 years. She
has lived in 10 states, but South Carolina is her favorite.
Meet with Dr. Jon Schwartzbauer, President of Sherman college, and your peers
at this free
event to discuss chiropractic with your peers, and bring a prospective student
or six to introduce them to Sherman College.
Shermanpalooza is a free event, but space will be limited. Register online now
or call 800-849-8771. More information at www.sherman.edu/shermanpalooza/
Regent Jim Dubel, D.C., and Annie Monetti, D.C., brought an equal number of
prospective students to Shermanpalooza in New Jersey, but Monetti won the BJ
Palmer Bust in a drawing. (above)
Lauren Ferraro won the trip to Career Day at Lyceum 2010:
From Passion to Action.She is referred to us by Drs.Frank Hahn and Bob Berkowitz.
Dr. John Hart Attends Resarch Symposium at Wofford
John Hart, D.C., M.H.S., attended a research symposium at Wofford on Saturday,
September 12. There were many informative and thought-provoking presentations
given by students and faculty, followed by a luncheon., including a presentation
by biology major Hayes Modlin about "Moving Outside the Realm of Conventional
Allopathic Medicine" that included chiropractic.
During summer 2009, Sherman College transitioned to a new online learning management system, Blackboard (http://www.blackboard.com). Blackboard replaced Edufolio, which the college used for 5 years. Students and educators need flexibility to work inside and outside the classroom in ways that make sense to their learning. Blackboard offers an advanced platform full of technology-rich tools that support student achievement.
Sherman faculty and staff were taught by a certified Blackboard trainer during an intense two-day workshop in August. Fifteen participants attended and learned about Blackboard’s communication and instructional collaboration tools, advanced assessment solutions, and the powerful grade center, which can be used to help instructors track student progress and adapt instruction accordingly.These participants are now prepared to help other faculty and staff learn and implement Blackboard into their courses and departments.
Workshop attendees were as follows: Joy Gayler, Carolyn Best, Alena Coleman,
Bill Decken, Joe Donofrio, Cindy Gibbon. Crissy Lewis, Beth McDowell, Maria Michelin,
Laura Greene-Orndorff, Perry Rush, Mitzi Schwartzbauer, Claudia Seay, and Roberta
is just around the corner!
If you plan to shop at Amazon.com, please stop by our website first, so that
Sherman College will get a small percentage (4-6%) of the price.
It costs you nothing but a few mouse clicks, but it means a lot to the school--$243.56
so far. Every little bit helps!
Keep your sanity--shop online http://www.sherman.edu/amazon/
Quality Enhancement Plan ~ CSI
Our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Case Study for Chiropractic Instruction (CSI), is concluding its first year which focused on case management. The case management faculty learning community worked diligently during the past year to assess and evaluate areas of strength and weakness related to instruction in the area of case management.
Using the outcomes from this data, the faculty learning community restructured their teaching strategies in targeted case management courses. These strategies were designed to engage students’ and help them acquire deeper learning in the area of case management. The implementation of these strategies is helping the college meet a major goal of the QEP, which is to increase Sherman students’ performance on the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) examinations.
Our next area of focus will be case history and diagnosis. Our faculty learning community will be comprised of: Cindy Gibbon, D.C., Maria Michelin, D.C., Beth McDowell, D.C., Laura Greene-Orndorff, D.C., Alena Coleman, D.C., and Jennifer York, D.C. These faculty members represent and teach the courses related to case history and diagnosis.
To learn more about the QEP, please visit our Case Study Instruction web site:
College is proud to host the
ICA Council on Chiropractic
Philosophy Diplomate Graduation
during IRAPS on Saturday, October 17th.
The International Research & Philosophy Symposium October 16-18, 2009:
A Conference on Advances in
Chiropractic Science and Philosophy
Register NOW for IRAPS
Go to www.sherman.edu/iraps for more information or join us on Facebook
Cervical, Brachial and Lumbar Dissection Seminar
with Dr. Roy Sweat,
November 21-22, 2009,
Re-explore the anatomy of spine for effective vertebral subluxation correction
Visit www.sherman.edu/continuing-education/seminars.asp to view more continuing education seminars.
For more information, contact
Missy Sandor, Director of Continuing Education
Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic
P.O. Box 1452 / Spartanburg, SC 29304
(800) 849-8771 or (864) 578-8770, ext. 229