In Case You Missed It: June 2019

61992583_2327067140687446_1219777090090434560_o.jpgDeaf and Hard of Hearing Family Learning Camp: Partnering with the Deaf-Hearing Communication Center (DHCC), staff and students from the Pennsylvania Ear Institute (PEI), Speech-Language Institute (SLI), and The Eye Institute (TEI) teamed together to run the first annual summer camp. Hosted on the first weekend of June, the activities included parent panels, community meals, mobile hearing, vision, and speech screenings, dancing, swimming, campfires, games and more.

Arts in the Park: Also on the first weekend in June, Salus faculty, staff, and students participated in Friends of High School Park’s 24th Annual Arts in the Park. The weather was just about perfect for a day full of live music, food and drink, plant sales, children’s activities, and various artisans. 

Special Olympics Summer Games: Over the course of two days on June 8-9, faculty, alumni and students provided eye exams to more than 400 New Jersey athletes at the Special
Olympics Summer Games on the campus of The College of New Jersey in Ewing, N.J. 

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BLVS Students Receive Lions Service Scholarship: Earlier this month, Rochelle Miller ‘20TVI and Christina Grove ‘19VRT were this year’s recipients of the Northeast Pennsylvania Lions Service Foundation scholarship. The scholarship is for highly qualified Pa. residents enrolled in a graduate program in Blindness and Low Vision Studies (BLVS) who have a history of service in alignment with the Lions’ mission. 

Muckfest 20192019 Muckfest: On Saturday, June 8, this year’s Salus Salamander team of 36 supporters raised $2,549 for the National MS Society at Muckfest Philadelphia. Organized by the Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) for the last five years, Muckfest has become a remarkable opportunity for Salus students across all programs to come together for a great cause. 

Salus and PCO on Display at the Philadelphia International Airport: In partnership with Philadelphia International Medicine and Welcome America, the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) recently unveiled a new display in Terminal A-East titled “A Global Medical HUB since the 1700s.” The new display was created to celebrate the region’s historical medical firsts from Colonial America to today’s world-renowned reputation. Salus University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) is acknowledged for being the first school in the U.S. to offer a Doctor of Optometry degree. Split into a then-and-now format, the other part of the display sheds light on PCO’s transition to Salus University and its expansion to what we are - and what we provide today. Be sure to check out the display on your next trip! 

Salus Receives Healthcare Advertising Awards: Among almost 4,000 entries, Salus recently received three awards from the 36th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards sponsored by Healthcare Marketing Report. The awards are as follows: 
  • Bronze in Tinnitus Radio Spot from the Pennsylvania Ear Institute
  • Bronze in Eyesight: A Quarterly Publication of The Eye Institute, Winter 2018/2019
  • Merit Salus University Health website