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Penny Simkin standing behind a podiumMonday, June 20, 2011

At Bastyr's commencement on June 20, 2011, the University conferred an honorary Doctor of Natural Health Arts and Sciences degree upon Penny Simkin, PT, for her influential childbirth education and advocacy work promoting safe, appropriate maternal and infant care.

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Bastyr students stand and cross their hearts as they read an oath at graduation.Monday, June 20, 2011

Bastyr University proudly sent 283 graduates into the world at its 30th annual commencement exercises Monday, June 20, 2011, at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle.

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girl reaching into jar of herbsMonday, June 13, 2011

Bastyr University's naturopathic program is world-renowned, but even the best can get better. Bastyr's faculty and administrators are improving the organization and delivery of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) curriculum.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

In April 2011, North Dakota became the 16th state to license naturopathic doctors, just six months after a group including two Bastyr alumnae and two current Bastyr students began a concerted push for state licensure.

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Portrait of midwifery chair suzy myersWednesday, May 25, 2011

Despite the long hours spent attending to mothers in labor, combined with her career as an educator at one of the nation's top midwifery schools, Myers always did find the time for activism.

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tennis racket and ball laying on a concrete courtFriday, April 29, 2011

Also planned for that section of campus are some basketball hoops. Currently the area includes the University athletic fields, which can accomodate baseball, softball and soccer.

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A student standing with a "Bastyr Bike"Friday, April 29, 2011

Our new Bastyr Bikes program is an environmentally sustainable program, allowing students to rent bikes for a nominal fee.

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Tamara Trebilcock, NDThursday, April 7, 2011

Tamara Trebilcock, ND, graduated from Bastyr University in 2005, promptly moved to Santa Monica, California, and established a successful practice. She encountered active, health-minded patients hungry for new approaches to health care and pre-med students eager for a naturopathic medicine school in the area.

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Geoff Lecovin, ND, LAc ('94), MS, DC, CSCS, CISSNThursday, April 7, 2011

Naturopathic doctors have a diverse set of healing tools at their disposal — it's one of the hallmarks of a naturopathic education. Few doctors demonstrate this as well as alumni Geoff Lecovin, ND, LAc ('94), MS, DC, CSCS, CISSN.

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Tarynne Mingione holding infant in Sierra Leone.Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tarynne Mingione has traveled to beachside Thai kitchens, emergency health clinics in Sierra Leone and a surprisingly tasty gas-station buffet in Switzerland ­— all in pursuit of a deeper understanding of what nourishment really means.

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