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July 13, 2011

By Allen Hillaker Assistant Editor

Volume 107

48 Hours of Volleyball

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The Kettering chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha will be holding their annual philanthropy event, 48 Hours of Volleyball, during second weekend ( July 22–24). The event, which has enjoyed rousing success in previous years, starts on Friday at 6 pm and benefits the Genesee County Catholic Charities, an organization that operates many local food banks. While the 48-hour volleyball tournament is the focus of the weekend, the event will also feature a silent auction, car wash, and live performances by local bands Adelade and Get Home Safe on Friday and Saturday evening. Teams interested in participating can either visit Lambda Chi Alpha during lunch in the Great Court, or call Myke Taylor at (248) 462-5862. The fraternity will be accepting donations for the Genesee County Catholic Charities in the Great Court during all of second week.

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Thursday

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Friday

6:00 pm – Gamer’s Society

8:00 pm – Kes Meeting

12:20 pm – The Technician

Commuter Lounge

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Room A, 4th floor cc

6:30 pm – Open Source Club

9:00 pm – Dance Club

6:00 pm – Lan Party

Cribathon Lounge

Bj’s Lounge

Bj’s Lounge


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Kettering Partners with Lecom

By Patricia Mroczek Chief Public Relations Officer, Kettering University

Kettering University and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Lecom) signed an agreement June 14 allowing Kettering students to complete their medical or pharmaceutical education at the largest medical school in the country. The agreement guarantees Kettering five seats for pre-med students to enter Lecom’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and five seats to enter Lecom’s School of Pharmacy per entering class. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Medical Colleges Guide” ranks Lecom as fifth in the nation for graduating primary care physicians and second in the U.S. for lowest tuition among private medical schools. Lecom’s Dr. Christine S. Kell, Ph.D., associate dean of preclinical education, and John Wojtkielewicz, facilitator/admissions associate, joined Kettering Provost Robert Simpson, faculty members Dr. Stacy Seeley and Dr. Patrick Atkinson and Kristen Russell, a sophomore pre-med major from Pennsylvania, at the signing ceremony. “This is a significant advancement for Kettering’s pre-med and pharmacy program,” Kettering Provost Robert

Simpson said. “I think the problem- have an opportunity to visit the cambased learning pathway will be most pus two to three years before matricappealing for our students and blend ulation, “which will open doors for well with their co-op experiential mentoring and a chance to get familiar learning.” with Lecom’s facilities, faculty and “Kettering programs are heavily academic pathways,” Seeley explained. based in laboratory experiences, which “Kettering students will have to meet helps our students become excellent problem solvers,” Simpson continued. “Kettering students will fit perfectly with the Lecom model of quality training that is innovative and affordable.” Dr. Stacy Seeley, department head of Chemistry/Biochemistry and Kristen Russell, a sophomore pre-med major from PennPre-Med Coordinator, sylvania, with two of her mentors, Dr. Patrick Atkinson, said students will apply professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Dr. Stacy Seeto the Early Assurance ley, department head for Chemistry/Biochemistry. Program prior to their Photo courtesy of Kettering Communications junior year and then be or exceed the admissions criteria, notified if they are provisionally ac- which includes an overall Gpa ≥ 3.4, cepted by Lecom. “This is a huge science Gpa ≥ 3.2, Mcat scores ≥ 24, advantage for our pre-med students,” shadowing/volunteering experience, Seeley continued. “They get to avoid a and a strong application, letters of reclot of the anxiety and stress associated ommendation, and interview.” with applying and getting accepted The partnership with Kettering is into a medical school. They will also one of several agreements Lecom has drastically cut down on application with leading institutions, allowing fees, which can become a significant students to gain early acceptance into expense.” their medical and pharmacy programs. Students interested in Lecom will

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Sat. 6:00 pm – Anime Club

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Sun. – Lite Begins

Monday Miller Lab, 3rd floor Mott

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Tuesday

12:20 pm – The Technician

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µTechnician Summer 2011 Week 1  

The first µTechnician of Summer 2011. Covers 48 Hours of Volleyball and Kettering's partenership with LECOM for pre-med and pharamacy studen...

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