November is a time for giving thanks, and Bastyr University has much for which to be thankful: a new campus, a new clinic and a yearlong birthday celebration for our institution’s namesake. All of that has happened in 2012, and in November, there is even more to be thankful for and look forward to. Here are some of the highlights:
On November 3, our annual Founders’ Day Gala will once again commemorate our historical legacy, allow us to celebrate our accomplishments, honor our founders and pay tribute to the 2012 award recipients. It is a fitting way to help us celebrate the founders of Bastyr University in the 100th year of the birth of our namesake, Dr. John Bastyr, and we look forward to your attendance.
On that same day about 1,000 miles south, those interested in learning more about our new campus will have the chance to Experience Bastyr University California. Prospective students will learn more about naturopathic medicine, take a tour of campus, hear presentations by alumni, faculty and staff, get an overview of the application and admissions process and enjoy a complimentary lunch. Additionally, those interested in caring for pregnant and new families will have the opportunity to speak to leaders from Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations, which begins offering classes in San Diego in January.
Meanwhile, our Seattle teaching clinic, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, is gearing up for its annual Holiday Extravaganza from December 1-8, and keeping busy planning its Living Naturally fall lecture series. The free expert talks with Bastyr faculty conclude with Better Sleep, Better Energy on November 8 by Debra Brammer, ND, and Herbal Gift-Making on Dec. 1 with Crystal Hamby.
On November 12, Bastyr University’s Kenmore campus plays host to a free Integrative Case Conference to discuss groundbreaking integrative approaches to treating diabetes. Of the six experts who are scheduled to be on the panel, we are proud to say that five are Bastyr University faculty members, leading the way in this important research.
As our year of events honoring Dr. Bastyr’s 100th birthday winds down, the final celebration nears: On December 5, we will showcase our namesake’s legacy with the grand unveiling of the Dr. John Bastyr Memorial Exhibit. This permanent exhibit promises to be informative and heartwarming to all who visit our campus halls.
It is for these reasons and more I am thankful for Bastyr University and to all who study, teach and work here. I hope that this month brings you many reasons to be thankful also, and I hope you will continue to check back often to follow all that is happening at our busy campuses and clinics.
Bastyr University President