St. Louis area high school students learned about anatomy and health sciences during Logan’s first summer science workshop ACES (Anatomy Centered Education and Science).
The program used hands-on activities and lecture presentations to educate students on physical anatomy and body systems, in addition to health, wellness and prevention information.
Throughout the week, the students―each with aspirations to go into health sciences or the medical field―were exposed to Logan professors, courses and facilities, which included the cadaver lab where they observed and participated in activities. The small group setting made the interactive experience between the professors and students possible as participants were able to express interests in different activities.
Grace Deister, an incoming junior at Eureka High School, was particularly interested in the cadaver lab. “It seems like a great opportunity to get practice if you want to go into the medical field,” she said.
Robert Davidson, PhD, program director for Nutrition and Human Performance at Logan, spent time educating students on body composition and the impact of diet through a DEXA machine, a low-dose X-ray that measures bone density and fat tissue. Students also learned about dieting and nutrition from Logan faculty member Eric Park, PhD, who discussed the complexities of nutrition and proportions through an interactive assignment.
“I always knew I wanted to go into the medical field but didn’t know all the choices out there,” said Jackson Klump, an incoming senior at Oakville High School. “After this week’s activities, I’ve been able to identify and narrow down all the possibilities of jobs I could go into.”
Tri 5 Doctor of Chiropractic student Chohnice Daniels was recently elected Central Region Student Representative for the American Black Chiropractic Association (ABCA).
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Members of Logan University and the surrounding community learned about leadership management principles and how to achieve performance excellence at the William D. Purser DC, Center on June 27.
The St. Louis Area Baldrige Community of Excellence group, founded by Logan University in partnership with the Midwest Excellence Institute, hosted guest speaker Larry Potterfield, founder and CEO of MidwayUSA.
During his presentation, Mr. Potterfield talked about how the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987 - a recognized and proven approach for improving management systems and achieving performance excellence - served as a framework for his company’s success which earned the 2008 and 2015 Missouri Quality Award as well as the 2009 and 2015 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
In his journey to reach performance excellence and continuously improve his organization, Dr. Potterfield said Baldrige provided him the opportunity to look at the kind of company he had and where he wanted his company to be in the future.
One of the most important steps he took was creating and deploying a strong vision. “A vision sustains the organization,” he said. “It’s something most of my employees can recite and it is part of an organization’s culture.”
Another area he emphasized was identifying a strong set of values, which Mr. Potterfield describes as non-negotiable family principles that guide organizations. He said to do that you must build an organization of people who share the same values. “Baldrige helped us create those values and put things into perspective for us,” he said. A few years ago, those values were etched in stone at every entrance of his company’s facility as a visual reminder to employees and visitors.
Finally, Mr. Potterfield discussed the importance of establishing goals, measuring performance against those goals and creating a strategic process plan that is then communicated to those who matter most. He said continuous listening, learning and improving is not only part of the Baldrige process but is key to achieving performance excellence.
Logan is the first local chapter of the state’s Excellence in Missouri Foundation, the statewide organization that oversees the annual Missouri Quality Award based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence (MidwestExcellence.org). Created by Congress to increase the competitiveness of U.S. businesses, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987 has served as a recognized and proven approach for improving management systems and achieving performance excellence. Recipients of the prestigious Baldrige award are recognized as industry role models, setting a standard for employee engagement, efficiency and high customer satisfaction ratings.
On Tuesday, July 11th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Logan’s Diversity Committee will host “Logan Night at the Missouri History Museum” to view the exhibit, #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis. This is an open house style event including a hospitality room with snacks for Logan attendees. All attendees are also invited to enter a raffle to win St. Louis Cardinals baseball tickets.
#1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis examines the local civil rights movement and the city’s leading role in advancing the cause of racial justice. From ground-level activism to groundbreaking court rulings, St. Louis has been front and center in contesting racial inequities. #1 in Civil Rights uncovers a history that's compelling and complex, but that all too often has been overlooked in the telling and retelling of the larger national narrative. That narrative includes four precedent-setting Supreme Court civil rights cases that originated in St. Louis—possibly the most to ever reach the High Court from one source. It also includes events and battles that had significant and lasting impact.
More information can be found here.