Sherman Shares - July 2010
Dr. Bill Decken Receives ICA Award
Philosophy Department Chair Dr. Bill Decken was presented with an award by the ICA Council on Chiropractic Philosophy July 24 at the annual conference in Minnesota for his “unwavering commitment to chiropractic education” by initiating the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP) program at Sherman. Decken was at the conference to as a presenter.
The ACP is a one-year course offered by Sherman College that is designed to enhance the understanding, depth and breadth of chiropractic philosophy. Successful completion of the program leads to membership in the prestigious Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP).The ICA Council on Philosophical Chiropractic Standards accepts the successful completion of the ACP for 100 hours toward its Diplomate in Philosophical Chiropractic Standards.
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Thirty-two newly minted DCs joined the ranks of the profession on June 19, 2010, as Sherman continues its mission to bring chiropractic to the world. These new chiropractors represent 12 states and five countries including Sudan, Trinidad & Tobago, Vietnam, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.
After an invocation by Dr. Joe Donofrio, dean of clinical sciences, and a welcome from Sherman President Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., valedictorian Keith Allen Brennan delivered the farewell address.
Dean of Clinics Dr. Claudia Seay presented the Clinical Excellence Award to Jennifer Cook (June 2010) and Kevin Lewis (September 2010). The Academic Achievement Award was presented to Keith Brennan (June 2010). Kiofa Clark (June 2010) received the Service Distinction Award. Dr. Bill Decken presented the Philosophy Award to Nick Mullins (June 2010).
The commencement address was given by Dr. Ron Castellucci. Dr. Kelly J. Allen, father of graduate John K. Allen, delivered the charge to the graduates. Graduation pictures are available at http://www.facebook.com/ShermanCollegeofChiropractic#!/album.php?aid=243314&id=215600553834
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Book Review: Mental Cruelty by Dr. Lee Kronert '86
by Charlotte Babb, M.A.
In this novel written by Sherman alumnus Dr. Lee Kronert, main character Lenny Spencer is devastated when he realizes that all his ideals of married life are summed up in the phrase that his ex-wife claims as the basis for their divorce: mental cruelty.
The soul searching of a self-described “boy in a man’s body” reads more like a Christian testimony than fiction. Lenny tries to understand how he could have so completely misunderstood the woman he married, and how he could have failed so miserably to make either her or himself happy.
The descriptions of the many conflicts of the marriage are contrasted with Lenny’s expectations based in his Christian faith. His assessment of the main problem – “we both wanted to be the man” – is very telling. Kronert explores the father’s side of single parenthood with his three children as Lenny teaches full time and runs his chiropractic office, as well as acting as a lay preacher to a small congregation. His teaching salary supports his ex-wife, and his practice supports him in a small apartment.
Kronert’s character Lenny praises Sherman College and espouses and explains the straight chiropractic philosophy. To see that philosophy entwined in a general interest novel was exciting.
Lenny meets the woman he feels is his soul mate through his chiropractic practice, and again he struggles with his faith because his soul mate is married to an abusive husband. Lenny’s personal growth through his struggles makes this book a good case study for taking a hard look at unexamined values and expectations before getting married.
Kronert published Mental Cruelty in 2010 through Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC, a family-owned, Christian-based organization. Kronert resides in Salamanca, NY, and is a 1986 graduate of Sherman
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Drs. Laura Greene-Orndorff and John Reizer published their book Chiropractic Mavericks: The Story of Helen and
Dr. Gordon Brown (ISBN 978-0-557-44717-6) May 2010, Lulu Press, Inc.
Dr. John Hart’s paper (in collaboration with USC-Upstate) entitled “Cancer Mortality, State Mean Elevations, and other Selected Predictors” by John Hart and Seunggeun Hyun is accepted to be published in Dose Response.
Dr. John Hart’s paper entitled “Cancer Mortality for a Single Race in Low Versus High Elevation Counties in the U.S.” is accepted for publication in the journal Dose Response.
Dr. John Hart’s manuscript entitled “Lung Cancer in
Oregon” is accepted for publication in Dose Response.
Dr. John Hart’s research proposal “Statistical Analysis of Mastoid Fossa Readings: A Case Study” has been approved.
Dr. George Luo co-authored paper is accepted for publication: Cao, L., Deng, Z., Wang, F., Luo, P. G., Zhang, G., Tang, F., and Zou, B. Self-assembled Synthesis and Characterization of Dandelion-like and Flower-like Cupric Oxide Nanostructures. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. Lett. In press.
Drs. Pat Kuhta, Laura Greene-Orndorff, and Beth McDowell-Reizer co-authored a manuscript entitled “The Prevalence of Posticus Ponticus Within a Chiropractic Health Center Patient Population,” which was accepted at the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine.
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