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March 2010 Newsletter

Sherman College of Chiropractic

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Dr. Steve Cagen

“Cool” Chiropractor Tells His Secrets

Alumnus Steve Cagen, D.C., ’97, who will be presenting to Dr. Bill Decken’s classes in April and at Lyceum in May, has released a new book: How to Have a Really Cool Practice and Make a Big Profit.  

A motivational speaker and trainer, Cagen says that running a really cool, financially successful office is fun, simple and easy to do when you have passion and follow the basic and universal laws of business and success. His new book offers simple and practical advice in the form of tips you can immediately begin implementing. His book contains philosophy, business and success tips he has spent years learning and teaching.. Cagen notes that he educates his staff and his patients to embrace the chiropractic philosophy and the benefits of chiropractic. “Live it! Love it! Do it! Or get out of it!” he says.

how to run a Cool Practice“Coolness is about being happy with who you are and what you do with your life,” says Cagen. “Building a practice is an inside job – just like chiropractic.” In the book, he gives almost step-by-step instructions on how to have fun, love going to the office, serve a ton of people and make a great living. “Successful chiropractors find or create processes and techniques which fit their personality and adapt their practices around what makes them happy,” Cagen says. “This makes it a joy to go to work on Mondays and every day.”

He wrote the book to help several of his friends who were not having the success and the cool life that Cagen enjoys. Cagen lives the ADIO philosophy, and his book shares how to do the personal work to escape a victim attitude to become successful, make plans and take action to create the kind of life and practice that the person wants, one that is congruent with personal values and beliefs. 

The back cover includes endorsements by Sherman President Dr. Jon Schwartzbauer and alumnus Dr. John Reizer, as well as Success and Life Coaching Systems’ Dr. Tony Palermo. The book is available at Cagen’s web site [] . Cagen also has a second site: to help people work through creating their life plan, and a blog with tips for chiropractors:

Lyceum 2010

Early Bird Deadline Extended to May 2, 2010!

Lyceum Video

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Thursday, May 27 - Saturday, May 29

Career Day May 29 9:30 - 4:00

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Sherman's Amazing Race

The Amazing Race is headed to Sherman College. It may not be the CBS Reality TV show, but it still promises to be a fun-filled college-wide game loosely based on the series.

Sherman College’s Quality Enhancement Plan, Case Study Instruction for Chiropractic Education (CSI), recently announced its focus topic for this year: case history and diagnosis. Each year, the CSI faculty learning community sponsors an awareness game to kick off the focus topic, and this year, The Amazing Race was selected.

Amazing RaceTeams of three or four students will race around the campus completing challenges and overcoming obstacles, striving to be the first team to arrive at the finish line with the fewest time penalties. Teams will trek through campus from station to station, answering questions and performing tasks based on case history and diagnosis, mixed in with a lot of fun. Some tasks will involve the whole team, and for other tasks, the team will choose a single member to represent them. The first- and second-place teams will win $200 and $100, respectively, to be split among team members.

Faculty trained for the Race on March 17, dashing about campus and trying each of the challenges that students will face. Drs. Sarah Stevens, Kevin Power and Pat Kuhta made the trek with the most successful time. Drs. Tony Duke and Maria Michelin were chuckling over the tasks that they planned to set for students to overcome as they learn more about case history and diagnosis.

The game will take place on April 21, 2010. Students can learn more about the game and register to participate at visit ../csi.

Sherman Represented at ACC/RAC

Two research posters were presented at ACC/RAC on March 19 by Sherman faculty and graduates.  Faculty members Cindy Gibbon, D.C., John Hart, D.C., and Claudia Seay, D.C., presented a poster on  “Intra- and Inter-examiner Reliability of Mastoid Fossa Thermal Readings Using Chiropractic Instrumentation.” John Hart, D.C., Matthew Christopher, D.C., and Ralph Boone, Ph.D., D.C., presented “Asymmetry in Atlas Bone Specimens: A Pilot Study.”

Lisa HildebrandVice President for Enrollment Services Lisa Hildebrand, M.A., met with admission and enrollment representatives from the other chiropractic colleges to discuss items such as the 2012 proposed CCE Standard revisions and a national chiropractic marketing campaign, plus she served as chair of the discussion regarding the Chiropractic Centralized Application Services (ChiroCAS) which is scheduled to go live in June 2010.

President Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., Bob Irwin, D.C., Pengju “George” Luo, Ph.D., and Tim Revels, CPA, attended the respective meetings of their peers to stay current with the state of chiropractic education.

Students Talk the TIC!

On March 4, three students made presentations about chiropractic to a group of students and three judges, Joe Donofrio, D.C., Mitzi Schwartzbauer, D.C., and Dick Plummer, D.C., vying for the privilege of representing Sherman College.

Jonathan "Sem" Holloway (9th Quarter), Teresa S. Williams (11th Quarter), and Nick Mullins (13th Quarter) each spoke for ten minutes with a powerpoint presentation about the benefits of chiropractic. The Chiropractic Student Government is planning a trip to accompany winner Nick Mullins to the national Talk the TIC competition in Atlanta at Life University on April 9, 2010.

Alumni Association Officers Propose Bylaws Changes

Your alumni association will hold its annual membership meeting on Friday, May 28, during Lyceum. In addition to the all-important election of officers this year, the membership will vote on some important changes in the Association Bylaws.

Nalyn MarcusPresident Nalyn Marcus, D.C., explains, “As you know, Sherman changed back to its original name – Sherman College of Chiropractic—last fall. Our bylaws, therefore, will reflect the change in our name – Sherman College of Chiropractic Alumni Association. We also made some clarifying changes, for instance, in describing those eligible for honorary membership and in the explanation of Association Regional / Country Directors.”

Voting members of the association should have received in the mail a copy of the proposed changes to review prior to the meeting.

Spring CCX - Clinic Challenge X-perience April 5

The spring 2010 Intern Clinic Challenge X-perience is set for April 5, first day of spring quarter 2010. The college’s newest group of interns will complete the course, facilitated by faculty members Drs. Ron Castellucci, Tim Allison and Bill Fehl. The Clinic Challenge helps students boost their teamwork skills and get to know themselves and each other in a new way. Participants will receive CCX t-shirts designed by Dr. Ron Castellucci and Charlotte Babb.

New this year at Lyceum is the similar Lyceum Challenge X-perience (LCX), a program available for chiropractic offices and other teams to build communication and trust among groups. Call Missy Sandor for details at 800-849-8771, ext. 229.

I survived the CCX T-shirt

April Events

April 10 - Upper Cervical Evolution
Meet President Jon Schwartzbauer and VPs Susan Newlin and Lisa Hildebrand
Thursday, April 8 - Saturday, April 10, 2010
Charlotte Marriott City Center,
110 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

April 17 - The Garden State Chiropractic Society - GSCS Convention 2010
Slate of speakers includes:Joe F. Donofrio, D.C., Joe Strauss, D.C., Danielle Argenio, D.C., Frank Hahn, D.C., Mark Messano, D.C., Bob Berkowitz D.C. The convention also includes a program on social media networking presented by Laura Gonzalez from Virtual Business Solutions.
12 Hours of CEU applied for. For information regarding CE credit for this program, please call Dr. James Healey at 732-367-8811.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Registration: or call Dr. Joe Donofrio at 201-967-0020
Marriott Hotel · Mt. Laurel, NJ  Tickets sold by hotel. 856-234-7300
Limited availability, so book early.

April 17 - Dr. Tedd Koren at Sherman College - sponsored by PSCA
Controversial - YES. Informative - YES. Exciting - YES.
Saturday April 17, 2010, at Sherman College in Spartanburg, SC
Registration 8:30 - Seminar 9-6 (pizza lunch included)
Register at ../teddkoren/
PSCA Member… $99 (after April 2, $119), Non-Member... $149, Student/Staff… $25
8 CE hours approved in SC, NC, GA 

April 24 - Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association (IPSCA) Spring Symposium
Dr. Jon Schwartzbauer presenting "Becoming a Chiropractic Linchpin"
Saturday, April 24, 2010, 8-10 am & 1-3 pm
Bloomington, IL Marriott, 201 Broadway Avenue, Normal, IL
(Seminar hosted by Brett Casanova, D.C., Casanova Chiropractic)

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