Sherman Shares - May 2011
Interview with Evan Fiedler, D.C., '95
Author of Come Run with Me
the book Come Run with Me, Dr. Evan S.
Fiedler combines his knowledge of running with a strong educational background to
provide an interactive experience for runners of all levels.
Fiedler is a 1995 graduate of Sherman who earned a bachelor’s
degree in biology from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in education from Grand
Canyon University. He granted Sherman an interview about his book.
Fiedler and Come Run with Me
Hart Presents Poster at Dose Response
Dr. John Hart attended the 10th Annual Dose Response Conference at the University
of Massachusetts – Amherst in April. Presentations focused on the body's response
to various challenges. For example, a presenter from the Harvard Medical
School pointed out how "the body is continuously refashioning itself at
ever higher levels of complexity and integration - not just in spite of 'stressful'
input from the outside but by way of that input."
"The term 'complexity' in
this context," Hart notes, "is very similar to the response of a
thermal reading or leg length contracture that is changing, unpredictable, and
considered as healthy in pattern theory." Following this presentation,
the Harvard presenter seemed quite interested in Hart's explanation of pattern
analysis theory in
Hart gave a poster presentation where he compared cancer death rates in high
land elevation states to low land elevation states. Land elevation is a surrogate
variable for natural background radiation (NBR); that is, as land elevation increases,
so too does natural background radiation. Hart found that higher land elevation
states tended to have lower cancer mortality rates compared to lower land elevation
states, suggesting the presence of radiation hormesis.
Hart comments that radiation
dose response appears to follow the shape of a hockey stick, where
high levels of radiation are obviously harmful, while there appears
to be a range at low radiation levels where a slightly higher level
in this low radiation level range (Colorado NBR for example) might actually
provide a protective effect compared to the lower level in the low radiation range
(coastal areas at sea level for example). Hart's full report is available in
the journal Dose Response at: http://www.dose-response.org/.
Stephen Shortt Donates
Chiropractic Art Prints to Sherman College
Stephen Shortt, whose artwork has appeared on the covers of
leading chiropractic magazines, is donating two prints to Sherman College.
“I am interested in the history of chiropractic; I have read
about D.D. Palmer and how he was led to chiropractic work and about B.J’s role
in promoting the profession,” says Shortt
in an interview from Canadian Chiropractor magazine. “I simply find that the shapes of bones in the spinal column are visually
beautiful and, so, the chiropractic paintings that I have produced are an artist’s
rendering of the spine, and not necessarily an anatomical depiction.”
According to Maria
DiDanieli: "With the use of texture and dimension, Shortt produces
images which, at the same time, evoke an awarness of a universal power while
sharply focusing on the reality of individual potential for health – or suffering.
One is made to feel that this is actually a choice – to be alone or part of a
whole, to be well or succumb to the evil of disease. Each piece has the quality
of a dream while heightening the participant’s awareness of being human. "
Shortt is making prints of his paintings available
to Sherman alumni and friends at a greatly reduced price to support the college and to make
his work more affordable.
Sherman Meets Kzoo for Some
by Admission Representative Daria Winnicka
Last weekend I had the distinct honor of introducing our president, Dr. Jon
Schwartzbauer, to his colleagues at the Michigan Association of Chiropractors
Convention. The title of his talk during this spring event in Kalamazoo (Kzoo),
Philosophical Principles of Chiropractic, is actually what inspired me to write
the introduction. When considering some of the proposed changes in healthcare
today, I believe both our chiropractic philosophy and our overall view of health
are exactly what distinguish chiropractic from other health professions.
I made it a point to mention that I loved working at Sherman College because
it is one place where chiropractic lives. Our students love chiropractic and
live it every day. I finished Dr. Schwartzbauer’s introduction by sharing how
thrilled I am that we have sessions (at chiropractic conventions) like this one
because they remind us all why we were CHOSEN to be part of this profession.
CollegeTown CSI Volunteers
starting from left: Karianne Hart, Jen Santos, Sandy Martin, Casey Bogart, Melanie
Pelletier, Monica Friske
Sherman College was represented by six students at the CSI: CollegeTown Service
Initiative event on April 16. CSI is a project of the CollegeTown consortium,
a collaboration of the City of Spartanburg and the institutions of higher education
in Spartanburg County: Converse College, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine,
Sherman College of Chiropractic, Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg
Community College, the University of South Carolina Upstate, and Wofford College.
Sandra Martin, of Eau Claire, MI, was a baseball player's buddy for the Carolina
Miracle League, which provides recreational activities for children with disabilities.
Sherman College sponsors one of the baseball teams for the league. "By participating
in CSI, I learned that small doings can lead to big prizes," says Martin, "Just
showing up to hold a child's hand may have led to a few referrals to the health center."
Jen Santos of Petaluma, CA, worked with Karianne Hart of Latta, SC, sorting
clothing at the Children's Home. "I thought it would be fun and a good opportunity
to see around the town," says Santos. "There is a huge need for more
help at the Children's Home."
"Volunteering reminds students of what
is actually important: the people,” says Hart. "The chiropractic profession
is for helping and serving people."
Monica Friske of Bristol, TN, laid mulch at Cleveland Park, the site of a recent
tragedy involving the death of a child. She wanted "to shed light on this
beautiful park to help take away the darkness that shadows it." She plans
to work with agencies in her community when she starts her practice, working
with the local soup kitchen and health care clinics.
Melanie Pelletier of Van Buren, ME, and Casey Bogart of Alma, MI, helped with
the annual Plant Sale fundraiser at Hatcher Gardens. "The people were so
friendly and excited about gardening and spending time outside," says Bogart.
Pelletier says, "Hatcher Gardens is one of the places I visited with my
husband when we came down to check out Sherman. It is a good feeling when I give
back to the community."
All the volunteers agreed that being an active part of a community is necessary
for a successful chiropractic practice. Bogart summed up the overall sentiment: "The
ability to better my community through the promotion of health was one of the
main things that drew me to chiropractic."
Working Hard for Summer Quarter
Enrollment Services staff were excited to enroll 25 new students in this year’s
winter quarter. With just two short months before the start of the summer quarter,
we look forward to an academically prepared and diverse group of new students
who will begin their pursuits July 11. We are equally optimistic about fall quarter
enrollment, so you can see the Admission Office is always working to grow the
In next month’s Sherman Shares newsletter, we’ll introduce you to
a new employee who will fill the admission and event coordinator position. This
person will be charged with widening and enhancing the campus visitor experience
as well as proactively managing our prospective student database.
Lyceum offers more opportunities for attracting students. On Friday night,
30 ROAR doctors will join Dr. Jaime Browning for training in recruiting students
and promoting their practices, followed by a tailgate party on campus.
Day event on Saturday already has 47 prospective students signed up. In addition
to a campus tour, guests will visit a mock adjusting class, meet current Sherman
students, have their transcripts evaluated, and get advice from our financial
aid staff. Feedback from tours and previous Career Days shows that getting prospective
students on campus and letting them feel the Sherman Pride is a critical factor
Don’t underestimate the critical role doctors in the field play in enrollment!
Many current students were referred by a practicing chiropractor. Doctors who
know someone interested in becoming a chiropractor, can let us know at http://www.sherman.edu/1forms/refer-student.asp,
and we’ll be happy to send information. Keeping enrollment up at Sherman helps
ensure the future of the chiropractic profession!