Monday, October 1, 2012

Why Fall Feels Like Spring at Bastyr University

In addition to welcoming our students to a new academic year at our annual convocation ceremony, we also welcome a new campus in San Diego – full of students, faculty and staff.

A closeup of an orange leaf in the fall.
Fall is a good season at Bastyr.

Autumn may have arrived but at Bastyr University it feels more like spring, thanks to the growth, vibrancy and new beginnings we are experiencing. In addition to welcoming our students to a new academic year at our annual convocation ceremony, we also welcome a new campus in San Diego – full of students, faculty and staff. It is just one of the many exciting new developments happening on our campuses.

Less than two weeks after we held our grand opening celebration for Bastyr University California, we announced the opening of our new natural health teaching clinic. The Bastyr University Clinic opened on September 24, 2012, and immediately had a two-week waiting list for patients interested in visiting the best naturopathic doctors in the state. It is this kind of immediate impact that makes me confident this medical center will be a success.

For two consecutive Fridays and Saturdays in October, the woods next to Bastyr University’s Kenmore campus transform into one of the most frightful places in town. Our annual Haunted Trails event is sure to bring out thousands of people looking to be scared by ghosts, ghouls and goblins. The all-volunteer scare-fest, which also has trick-or-treating and activities for younger children, is a fundraiser for student study-abroad programs. Judging from the number of people who attended and the money raised the past few years, we expect this event to bring out the masses once again.

At our Seattle teaching clinic, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, this month marks the return of our popular Living Naturally series. At these free talks, which are open to the public, Bastyr experts pass along their knowledge on various topics of interest. The first talk on sugar and sugar alternatives is scheduled for October 27.

Finally it is time to consider nominating deserving alumni, students and friends for our annual Founders’ Awards. We seek individuals who have distinguished themselves through outstanding professional and personal achievement and loyal service to the University and the field of natural health science. All applications are due by October 15, and the Mission and Founders’ Day Gala in their honor takes place on November 3. We hope you can attend.

With all the wonderful and exciting events happening at Bastyr University, one need not look at a calendar to know what time of year it is. On our Seattle and San Diego campuses, it is perpetual spring.

In Health,

Daniel K. Church, PhD

Bastyr University President

Subscribe to Newsletters

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Enter the characters shown in the image.


Apr 19 Continuing Ed

Cannabis has been used since antiquity for a range of therapeutic purposes. The current phenomenon of medical Cannabis use in the U.S. is not well supported by current scientific clinical research due to the legal restrictions of Schedule I status. Regardless, patients are accessing this plant medicine and clinicians are compelled to complete their knowledge base with regard to interaction with patients.
April 19, Sat, 8:30a.m.-5p.m.
Instructor: Michelle Sexton, ND, BS.
(7 CEUs, CMEs)

Apr 19 General

Learn how diet and lifestyle modifications can help you control and prevent type-2 diabetes.

Apr 19 General

Watch your classmates and co-workers battle it out in Top Chef style to raise money to feed the homeless youth of Seattle.

Recent News

David Tolmie, BS ('06), MLIS, combines psychology and technology skills to help students navigate the fast-changing world of evidence-informed medicine.

Coquina Deger, MBA, and David Siebert fill key roles as part of President’s Cabinet

Herbal sciences students cook up foods with love -- and health-giving herbs -- in a popular lab class.

The actor and author joins us for a Q-and-A before her May 22 talk at Bastyr's Spring for Health Luncheon.

Spring 2014: There is a lot blossoming at Bastyr University


Bastyr University Nutrition Faculty Member Receives Prestigious State Honor

The public is invited to a free community event to explore Bastyr University’s teaching clinic

Teaching clinic earns second consecutive year of stellar results in regional patient satisfaction survey

In the Media

FOX Q13: Bastyr University's Ellie Freeman Discusses the FDA’s New Food Labels
Bothell-Kenmore Reporter: Bastyr Center for Natural Health Expands Integrative Oncology Services
Puget Sound Business Journal: Bastyr University's President Daniel Church to Retire

Health Tips

Here are some ways to eat an inexpensive and well-balanced diet consisting of many nutritious whole foods.

Here's how to create a healthy posture to improve your health.

The main benefit of the Paleo diet is that it promotes eating whole, nutritious foods while avoiding refined, processed foods.

While tax season can be daunting and stressful, these are simple, easy ways to help lighten the load.

Behind the calm exterior of a doula is a person who is constantly thinking, strategizing and endeavoring to create an environment to support a pregnant, birthing or postpartum family.