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May 2018

THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE 2018 RUBICON CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA ON MAY 18-20

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Georgia, May 8, 2018 – Registration is still open for The Rubicon Conference, May 18-20, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center.

If you are interested in growing your practice and creating mass public acceptance of Chiropractic, join the ICA, GCC, GCA, AMPED, AmpLIFEied, Chirotouch, CLA, HCF Seminars, The League of Chiropractic Women, MaxLiving, Plentz Academy of Chiropractic and Standard Process by registering today.

“You will leave this conference with greater certainty in the chiropractic principle, with the science to back up your philosophy and with the knowledge to be the best chiropractor you can be,” said Gerard W. Clum, D.C., Executive Director of The Rubicon Group.

This conference is highlighted by some of the biggest names in the chiropractic profession and beyond, including New Zealand College of Chiropractic Researchers Heidi Haavik, D.C., Ph.D. and Kelly Holt, D.C., Ph.D.; Emmy award-winning film and TV producer Del Bigtree (Vaxxed); Life Chiropractic College West professor Dan Murphy, D.C.; Brad Glowaki, D.C.; Andrew Wakefield, M.D., Life University President Rob Scott, D.C., Ph.D., and many more.

The focus of this conference includes:

The Traditional Principles of Chiropractic, featuring Drs. Awais Butt, Cliff Hardick, Steve Judson, David Koch, Benny Mathews and more!
A Neurologically-Centered Model of Subluxation, featuring Drs. Brad Glowaki, Heidi Haavik, Kelly Holt, Michael Longyear, Dan Murphy, Dan Sullivan and Tony Ebel.
A Philosophy Rooted in Neo-Vitalism, featuring Drs. Troy Dukowitz, Guy Riekeman, Dan Sullivan and Rob Scott.
A Natural Approach to Healthcare and Wellbeing, Excluding the Practice of Drugs and Surgery, featuring Del Bigtree, Drs. Jeremy Hess, Andrew Wakefield, Daniel Pompa and Cathy Wendland-Colby.

“This is one of the most interesting, mind expanding and robust chiropractic conference programs I have had the pleasure to be involved with,” says Gilles LaMarche, D.C., Vice President of Professional Relations at Life University. “Please join us for this momentous occasion. Together we will make a difference for Chiropractic and humanity.”

In addition to the main session programming, a breakout session will take place on Friday afternoon focusing on spinal motor control and the impact spinal motion has on maladaptive neuroplastic changes in the brain, featuring world renowned experts Kemal Turker, Ph.D., Paul Hodges, Ph.D., M.D., Imran Khan Niazi, Ph.D., as well as Drs. Haavik and Holt. If you appreciate that research, congruent with the profession’s values and vision, is important to your success and the success of the profession, attend these compelling presentations showing the latest in dynamic research revelations in Chiropractic and neuroscience.

To register for the May 18-20, 2018 Rubicon Conference in Atlanta, visit www.TheRubiconConference.com. To register for the Friday afternoon breakout session, visit http://www.therubicongroup.org/#/research/.

For more information, email info@TheRubiconGroup.com.

About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

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LIFE UNIVERSITY MEN’S RUGBY WINS THIRD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN SIX YEARS WITH 60-5 TRIUMPH OVER THE CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Georgia, May 5, 2018 – The Life University (LIFE) Running Eagles Men’s Rugby team completed an undefeated (17-0) 2018 season with a 60-5 victory over the California Golden Bears on Saturday, May 5. This is LIFE’s third USA Rugby D1A National Championship in the last six years.

LIFE used a strong defensive effort, two tries from left wing Harley Wheeler (Jr.) and excellent footwork from Duncan Van Schalkwyk (Jr.) to get out to a 29-5 halftime lead in the match. More excellent defense and a completed hat trick by Wheeler were plenty enough for the Running Eagles to keep their momentum and close out any hopes for a Golden Bears comeback.

“We came out here and really attacked Cal, started strong and finished the game strong,” said co-captain Mitch Wilson (Jr.) when asked what was key to the Running Eagles National Championship victory. “This started way back in September of 2017 when we started our fall season against Penn State, and it built from there through the spring season and all the way up to today.”

The National Championship match was hosted at the stadium of Santa Clara University and broadcast live on the CBS Sports Network. LIFE’s two other National Championships came in the 2013 and 2016 seasons with victories over St. Mary’s College.

About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

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LIFE UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S RUGBY HEADS TO CALIFORNIA WITH AIM TO TAKE THE CROWN IN FINAL FOUR SHOWDOWN

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Georgia, May 1, 2018 – The Life University (LIFE) Running Eagles Women’s Rugby team will face Penn State University in the Women’s D1 Elite Semi-Finals that are being hosted by USA Rugby on Friday, May 4. The game is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. PST/6:00 p.m. EST and will be shown live on TheRugbyChannel.TV.

This is the third year of the D1 Elite Championship for Women’s Rugby, and LIFE’s Semi-Final opponent, the Penn State Nittany Lions, have won the first two in 2016 and 2017. If LIFE defeats Penn State, it would be their first appearance in the D1 Elite National Championship match. LIFE’s Women have won the Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC), an annual Sevens (Olympic-style) rugby tournament hosted in Philadelphia, Penn., for the past two years.

“This is our fourth time heading to the Semi-Finals, and the first time our team has traveled to California,” notes Head Women’s Rugby Coach Rosalind Chou. “We have a really experienced roster this year, and we are prepared to compete this weekend. The fans and support have been amazing this year, and we are honored to represent Life University at the D1 Elite Women’s Championships.”

If the Running Eagles defeat the Nittany Lions, the D1 Elite National Championship will be played the following day on Saturday, May 5 with a start time of 5:45 p.m. PST/8:45 p.m. EST. All games will be played in Titan Stadium on the campus of California State University, Fullerton in Fullerton, Calif. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online here: Women’s Rugby Championship Tickets.

About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

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April 2018

CHAMPIONSHIP BOUND – LIFE UNIVERSITY REACHES 6TH CONSECUTIVE USA RUGBY MEN’S D1A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE TELEVISED ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Georgia, April 30, 2018 – For the sixth consecutive year, Life University’s (LIFE) Varsity Men’s Rugby team will play in the USA Rugby Men’s D1A National Championship. LIFE will face off with the University of California, Berkeley in Santa Clara, California, hosted by Santa Clara University, on May 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. PST/5:00 p.m. EST for the Championship match.

LIFE enters the championship after a 9-0 regular season, and three subsequent playoff victories against Central Washington (87-7), Army (44-10) and Penn State (69-14). They averaged 66.8 points per contest, while allowing only 8.6 during the regular season. They are averaging 66.7 points per match, while allowing 10.3 during the postseason.

“We are looking forward to this week of preparation and the opportunity to compete in the 2018 D1A National Championship,” says Men’s Rugby Head Coach Colton Cariaga. “Life University as a whole, our support staff and our loved ones continually afford us the opportunity to prepare and compete week in and week out. We are tremendously grateful for that and know that it comes with responsibility. This week is certainly no different, and we look forward to representing Life University with our best on the field and off.”

Tickets for the National Championship can be purchased at the gate or in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-collegiate-division-1-a-rugby-national-championship-match-tickets-44168860250?aff=life. Gates open at Noon PST/3:00 p.m. EST., and a pre-match performance by The Voice contestant and Nashville recording artist Ryan Scripps will commence at 12:30 p.m PST/3:30 p.m. EST.

About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

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LIFE UNIVERSITY REACHES 7TH CONSECUTIVE USA RUGBY MEN’S D1A NATIONAL SEMI-FINALS; MATCH TO BE TELEVISED ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Georgia, April 24, 2018 – For the second year in a row, Life University (LIFE) will host the USA Rugby Men’s D1A National Semi-Finals at Lupo Family Field this Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. EST. For the seventh year in a row, the Life University Varsity Men’s Rugby squad will be competing in the Semi-Final, and they will be looking to advance to their sixth consecutive D1A National Championship. Life University will face off with Penn State University for the right to travel to Santa Clara, California, hosted by Santa Clara University, on May 5, 2018 for the Championship. They will play the winner of the other Semi-Final match between Lindenwood University and the University of California, Berkeley.

“We are honored to host one of two USA Rugby D1A Semi-Finals,” says Head Men’s Rugby Coach Colton Cariaga. “First and foremost, it is a testament to the support from our University administration, alumni and friends who have provided us with world class facilities. Without their leadership, continued investment and belief in us, this would not be possible. Secondly, we are grateful for the work the D1A leadership team, led by commissioner Kevin Battle, has done to ensure collegiate rugby is on air in as many homes as possible and as often as possible. Great strides continue to be made on that end. The competition among D1A member institutions and the commitment to the overall growth of the game continues to build, and we look forward to putting on an excellent event.”

Tickets for the national semi-final can be purchased at the gate or in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-collegiate-division-1-a-rugby-first-semi-final-game-tickets-44388964588.

About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

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LIFE UNIVERSITY SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH TEAM CHINA TO OPEN
HISTORIC CHIROPRACTIC PERFORMANCE CENTER IN BEIJING

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Georgia, April 16, 2018 – In preparation for competitions in the Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Olympics, Team China has joined with Life University (LIFE) and its LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI) to establish a Chiropractic Performance Center in Beijing. Spearheaded by Drs. David Bellin (Executive Director for LIFE’s Global Initiatives), Peng Li (Post-Doctoral Fellow at Tsingua University and LIFE alumnus) and John Downes (Vice President for LIFE’s Global Initiatives), the Chiropractic Performance Center will incorporate the protocols utilized for LIFE athletes in an interdisciplinary facility involving coaches, performance trainers and other members of Team China.

“It is a great honor to sign this agreement following months of discussion and a personal visit by the leadership of Team China to our campus and seeing the value we place on Chiropractic being an essential component of athletic performance,” says Life University Chancellor Dr. Guy Riekeman. “We look forward to this opportunity to work with Team China and serve the athletes they are preparing for competition.”

LIFE, home to the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world, is well equipped to open the Chiropractic Performance Center and provide the necessary care to improve sport performance and injury rehabilitation to Team China athletes in preparation for both the upcoming Summer and Winter Olympic games.

This announcement follows other recent news from LIFE’s Department of Global Initiatives after their March opening of the Life University Chiropractic Center in Kaifeng, China, a city with a metro-area population of nearly 5 million people. The mission of LIFE’s Department of Global Initiatives is to support the development, establishment and success of Chiropractic and a vitalistic paradigm around the world.

About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

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LIFE UNIVERSITY’S STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER TO HOST 5TH “BE THERE EXPERIENCE” FOR REACH GEORGIA/MENTORING FOR LEADERSHIP STUDENTS

Georgia, April 3, 2018 – Life University (LIFE) will host a “Be There Experience” on Thursday, April 12, 2018 for 8th grade REACH Georgia scholarships winners and 8th graders from the Mentoring for Leadership program at its Student Success Center. LIFE is proud to have been a host and provider of tutoring and mentoring support to area students since 2011, and this year’s event marks the fifth “Be There Experience” for them.

REACH Georgia is the state’s first needs-based mentorship and college scholarship program. The mission is to ensure that Georgia’s academically promising students have the academic, social and financial support needed to graduate from high school, access college and achieve postsecondary success. Each REACH Scholar is a participant in the Mentoring for Leadership program and is matched with a community mentor.

The Mentoring for Leadership program’s mission is to match students who have demonstrated potential, yet have limited opportunities, with community mentors while providing collegial experiences to encourage and support students in maximizing their leadership potential and their personal, academic and future success. By matching the skills and passions of each mentor to the needs and desires of the student, we encourage each to become active, contributing citizens.

Many Life University faculty participate in the program and volunteer their time to help make this an enriching day and give the children an opportunity to explore science and visualize career paths they may never have thought of before.

The day’s agenda includes the following topics being presented by Life University’s Faculty:
Radiology Films/Plastic Models/Bones – Dr. Lydia Dever
Natural Sciences – Drs. Robin Sibert, Deidre Meiggs, Kathryn Bruce and Adaris Mas Rivera
Anatomage Tables (anatomy visualization system) – Dr. Salman Afsharpour
Nutrition Demonstration – Dr. Denise Pickett-Bernard

Life University’s Director of the Student Success Center, Dr. Lisa E. Rubin, has this to say about the University’s involvement in these empowering programs, “It is my privilege, on behalf of Life University, to host these future leaders at our Student Success Center. They embody the power of potential, and we are just so excited to see these amazing students again this year.”

About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

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March 2018

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S DR. MARK KOVACS PRESENTS ON SPORTS TECHNOLOGY AT EMORY SPORTS MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Georgia, March 29, 2018 – Dr. Mark Kovacs, the Director of the LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI) and Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Health Science at Life University (LIFE), presented at the 11th Annual Emory Sports Medicine Symposium on March 24 and 25, 2018. Emory Sports Medicine Center and the Emory University School of Medicine hosted the annual symposium, which highlights the latest information about sports medicine, performance and injury rehab. Dr. Kovacs presented alongside the team doctors from the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, Georgia Tech and Emory University. He presented an impactful summary of the latest sport science and medicine technologies that are practical and applicable to athletes. The presentation was titled How Is Technology Going To Improve My Athlete’s Performance in 2018.

“This was an outstanding symposium that brought together some of the leading professionals in sports medicine in the greater Atlanta area who are experts in different aspects of performance and injury prevention,” says Dr. Kovacs. “The team doctors from the major professional sports in Atlanta were present, and it provided great dialogue and discourse about how to continue to improve the quality of care, training and rehabilitation for athletes at the highest level, as well as for the weekend warrior and youth athlete.”

The purpose of the symposium was to provide the most up-to-date information for professionals interested in the diagnosis and management of the shoulder, knee, ankle, hip and other medical issues affecting athletes. The team approach was emphasized, using case presentations, injury updates of current recommendations and methods for return to sport in common areas.

Dr. Kovacs presented information based around his work conducted at Life University, which makes up a major part of his graduate class titled Technology in Sport. It is one of the few graduate courses in the country that focuses entirely on the latest technologies used in the training and rehab of athletes.

“The ability to share the information to the greater sports community is one aspect of the symposium, but an even greater benefit is to be able to bring back to the LIFE campus the latest data and techniques in these areas. This helps us build upon the applied research we are doing at the LSSI and also add to the curriculum that is being taught to the students that we mentor here in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Sport Health Science,” remarks Dr. Kovacs. “It also provides great contacts for students who may have an interest in working in different areas of professional and collegiate sport. It was also great to see a few Life University graduates in attendance at the Symposium who are now working with athletes throughout Georgia.”

About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

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LIFE UNIVERSITY HAS 77 ALUMNI, FACULTY MEMBERS NAMED TO ATLANTA MAGAZINE’S 2018 TOP CHIROPRACTORS LIST

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Georgia, March 28, 2018 – Atlanta Magazine is set to publish its list of 2018 Top Chiropractors in the Atlanta and metro areas. Life University (LIFE) would like to recognize 77 alumni and/or faculty members of the University who will be named in the April 2018 issue. See the distinguished list of award recipients below:

First MI Last
Scott Ackerman
Allen M. Avery
Rachel D. Banks
Alonzo M. Borja
Christopher Brooks
Mayur Cara
Nicholas Carlisle
Joseph J. Cipriano
Richard Cohen
Thomas Copelli
Edward E. Cordovado
Tanvi Desai
Anthony S Dinatale
C. Rick Dowell
Danielle D. Drobbin
Marc A. Ellis
Eva V. Elsangak
Joseph Fanning
Kyle A. Fogel
Johnny Garcia
Shannon Good
Joseph V. Haezebrouck
Marina L. Harris
Christopher B. Heitman
Charmaine A. Herman
Jeremy A. Hess
Amanda L. Hess
Kathryn  Hoiriis
Philip  Hurd
David  C.  Jockers
Thomas Kempinski
Gurusahay S. Khalsa
Andrew H. Krantz
Joseph A. Krzemien
Amber O. Landry
Steve J. Landry
Cheryl Langley
Zachary J. LaVigne
Christopher Lee
Andrew Lefranc
Janet D. Lewis
Jeff M. Malucci
Jon Malucci
Shelly Malucci
Francis J. Marcone
Joel E. Margolies
Matthew L. Meccia
Michael Moccio
Audra J. Moran
Faheem Nasir
Michal Nesnick
Tali S. Pariser
Kamlesh R. Patel
Alex J. Paulk
Eric Plasker
Dennis Rattiner
Christopher Rechter
Daniel H. Riase
Suzanne Rivchun
Drew Rubin
Bryan J. Salminen
Steven L. Saul
Karl Schwartz
Kathleen Sherwood
Nailah Smith
Kevin Smith
Steven M. Sommer
Roseann Spears Rollins
Rachel Stockwell Weimer
Pamela Stone
Nicholas J. Sudano
Roy W. Sweat
Cleve R. Taylor
Daniel Tew
Hans Wakeman
Hamilton G. Wetzel
Alan Wolkow

LIFE congratulates each of these doctors for their remarkable achievements and for their continued contributions to Chiropractic.

About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

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LIFE UNIVERSITY’S MASTER’S IN POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE MOST AFFORDABLE IN U.S.

Georgia, March 21, 2018 – Life University (LIFE) has been identified as one of the most affordable online Master’s in Psychology degree programs from a private university in the recent ranking by The Best Master’s Degrees, whose mission is to help prospective graduate students make informed decisions about what kind of degree to pursue and where to study.

Obtaining a master’s degree is a process that takes time and dedication, though it can help to enhance a person’s career and earning potential. To help its readers find the right program for them, The Best Master’s Degrees reviewed 98 private colleges and universities with online master’s in psychology degree programs – and Life University ranked in the top 20.

LIFE is ahead of the curve when it comes to implementing a curriculum for Positive Psychology, and with trends in today’s society going toward areas such as mindfulness, meditation and self-cultivation, we expect many others to follow.

In fact, no other program in the Southeast offers a master’s degree in Positive Psychology and LIFE has one of only three such degrees in the United States.

LIFE offers its master’s degree program in Positive Psychology in three specialized areas of study (tracks): General, Coaching Psychology, and Secular Ethics and Contemplative Science. Both the General and Coaching Psychology tracks are offered online as well as on campus.

The master’s degree in Positive Psychology at LIFE investigates what makes a happy life as opposed to an unhappy one. It is focused on the study of flourishing and positive human functioning, in particular, key areas such as happiness, meaning in life, gratitude, compassion and forgiveness. Positive psychology is about building on individuals’ strengths so that they can lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, and families and communities can thrive. In the same way, positive psychology focuses on the ways social institutions and groups can enhance people’s lives.

To learn more about Life University’s Master’s in Positive Psychology, go to: LIFE.edu/academic-pages/graduate/positive-psychology/.

About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

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LIFE UNIVERSITY’S THE NEW COMMONS STUDENT HOUSING AND DINING FACILITY ON SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2018 OPENING – The New Commons is Now Taking Applications for Their Fall 2018 Wait List

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Georgia, March 20, 2018 – Construction that began in 2017 on the Life University (LIFE) campus for a brand new, 99,000 square-foot campus housing and dining facility is making significant progress in anticipation for its completion by Fall Quarter 2018. This facility will be called The New Commons, and it is currently accepting applications from prospective residents for its Fall 2018 wait list.

As part of the University’s 2020 Vision established in 2006 by its Board of Trustees, The New Commons will increase living, dining and recreational/leisure facilities to accommodate an anticipated growth in both undergraduate and graduate enrollment in the next few years. Also a part of the 2020 Vision strategic plan, the University’s goal is an enrollment of 3,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students by 2020, as well as an enrollment of 2,000 in the College of Chiropractic, with a waiting list.

“The New Commons will help us support the increased undergraduate population resulting from our expanding academic programs and provide an exciting living and learning environment,” notes LIFE Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Marc Schneider. “Our student-athletes will also benefit from the project, as they will be able to live in community with other like-minded individuals.”

As part of construction for the new facility, approximately half of the old Commons buildings on the southeast side of Barclay Circle (the South Cobb Dr. entrance of the campus) were demolished. LIFE currently has one other on-campus student housing facility (LIFE Village Retreat), as well as the main campus eatery (Socrates Café). The new facility is expected to accommodate approximately 362 students. In comparison, the LIFE Village Retreat currently accommodates 300 students.

“This project, which is the first of three proposed, was more than a year in planning and development,” remarks LIFE Executive Vice President of Finance Bill Jarr. “It involved a great team who spent countless hours in an effort that will result in a pivotal moment for the University as it fulfills our Board’s directive to grow both our undergraduate and graduate student enrollments.”

The dining facility is projected to be a full-service eatery, much like Socrates Café, with an outdoor seating area. The menu will be performance-based to cater to the student-athletes who will be living at the facility. There will be a late-night grill and pizza menu as well.

With new undergraduate and graduate degrees being added every year, such as the Bachelor’s of Arts in Positive Human Development and Social Change and the Associate of Science in Health and Wellness in 2017, new students are expected to be on the campus, making further living accommodations a necessity.

In addition to the growth from new academic degrees coming on board, an equal reason for anticipated growth is the continued addition of more intercollegiate sports in LIFE’s booming Athletic Department. LIFE has added both men’s and women’s soccer, along with women’s basketball in the past two years. They have also announced men’s volleyball and women’s lacrosse as two more new sports to begin in the fall 2018 and spring 2019, respectively. This will give the Running Eagles a total of 20 varsity sports, including 11 women’s sports, eight men’s sports and one co-ed sport.

“The rapid growth of the Athletic Department at LIFE is a tremendous opportunity for student-athletes to receive a great education in a health-conscious and supportive University,” explains LIFE Athletic Director Jayme Pendergast. “The new student housing facility being built will be a terrific place for many of our student-athletes to live and build a camaraderie that will only help their bonds both in and out of athletic competition.”

With this new facility being just one of three in proposed plans, it is evident that LIFE envisions its not-so-little University on the precipice of extreme growth and continued advancement well into the future. Applications for prospective residents, as well as more information on The New Commons, can be found at TheCommons.LIFE.edu.

About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

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LIFE UNIVERSITY’S DR. MARK KOVACS AN INVITED PRESENTER AT THE PRESTIGIOUS KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE IN SWEDEN

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Georgia, March 19, 2018 – Dr. Mark Kovacs, the Director of the LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI) and Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Health Science at Life University (LIFE), was an invited speaker at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden this month. Karolinska Institute is one of the world’s foremost and prestigious health and medical universities. It is Sweden’s single largest University of medical academic research and offers the country’s widest range of medical courses and programs. Since 1901, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine. Dr. Kovacs was asked to present on some of his research and clinical experience around “Testing, Treating and Training the Overhead Athlete.”

“The Karolinska Institute is one of the top Universities in the world and it was a great honor to be invited on campus to present to the esteemed faculty and students,” says Dr. Kovacs. “It was also an opportunity for us to build a bridge between the LIFE Sport Science Institute, Life University and one of the top global research and education institutions. We are now working together on a series of collaborative projects that will aid the development of overhead athletes from research to practical/clinical education programming.”

Much of the information presented is also available to Life University students and is taught as Part One of the graduate classes focused on Strength & Conditioning in the Department of Sport Health Science.

About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

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LIFE UNIVERSITY WINS 11 AWARDS, INCLUDING THREE GOLDS,
IN 33RD ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL ADVERTISING AWARDS

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Georgia, March 2, 2018 – The Life University Marketing Department received 11 awards in the 33rd Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report. The Educational Advertising Awards competition is the largest, oldest and most respected educational advertising awards competition in the country. This year, more than 2,250 entries were received from more than 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools from all fifty states and several foreign countries.

LIFE received three gold, two silver and two bronze awards, as well as four merit awards for a variety of print, video and digital media advertising campaigns. The LIFE.edu website, Compassionate Integrity Training Manual and a sponsorship magazine advertisement were the three pieces that earned gold awards.

For the complete listing of the 33rd Annual Educational Advertising winners, please visit www.educationaladvertisingawards.com.

About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

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February 2018

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S DR. CYNTHIA BOYD AND GAWHE PRESENT 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – via Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Georgia, February 23, 2018 – The Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education (GAWHE) presents its annual conference, to be held February 28-March 2, 2018 at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, Georgia.

This year’s conference, themed: “Exploring Your Dimensions of Leadership,” will feature various women leaders from across Georgia, including Belle Wheelan, President of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges; Bonita Jacobs, President of the University of North Georgia; Gailda Davis, Interim Director of ACE Leadership; Jennifer Stephens, ACE Women’s Network State Chair; Linda Osborne- Smith, General Counsel of the Technical College System of Georgia; Terry Hartle, Senior Vice President of the Division of Government and Public Affairs of the American Council on Education; and Cheryl Dozier, President of Savannah State University.

“The Georgia Association of Women in Higher Education (GAWHE), which is part of the ACE Women’s Network, is dedicated to developing leaders in higher education organizations through professional development, networking and advocacy,” states Dr. Cynthia Boyd, President of the Georgia Association of Women in Higher Education. “We are a non-profit, volunteer organization that is honored to include current (and future) presidents, vice-presidents and deans, as well as aspiring faculty and staff. Annually, we award the Louise McBee Scholarship to deserving candidates to encourage their research and development. And, because we recognize the critical role of mentors, we award them as well. Institutional representatives from Georgia institutions work with the ACE Women’s Network state chair and GAWHE president to provide ongoing networking and development opportunities between our annual conferences. We are confident that we are making an impact on Georgia higher education and beyond,” says Boyd.

“As higher education leaders, we know that diversity in its many forms enhances our educational experiences and makes our communities stronger. However, it is important that we acknowledge that there are stereotypes and disparities, and that there are appropriate ways to discuss biases,” says Dr. Bonita Jacobs, President of the University of North Georgia. “Our world is becoming increasingly polarized, and as leaders, we must serve as role models for addressing issues with genuine respect, civility and facts. This conference will highlight these issues and, equally important, provide a networking opportunity that is so very vital to our professional development.”

For more information about the Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education Annual Conference, contact Dr. Wendy Wilson, Public Relations and Communications Chair, wendy.wilson@asurams.edu or 229.317.6553.

About the Georgia Association for in Higher Education
The Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education (GAWHE) is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to providing professional support for women educators, administrators, and researchers in higher education in Georgia. GAWHE is dedicated to providing professional support for women in higher education organizations through networking, professional development, advocacy and publications. The Association is part of the ACE Women’s Network, and as such, seeks to develop programs that identify, develop, encourage, advance, link and support (IDEALS) women in higher education careers in Georgia.

About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

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DR. CHRISTIE KWON APPOINTED TO CLINICAL ADVISORY BOARD AT WORLD’S LARGEST CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH FUNDING ORGANIZATION

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Marietta, Georgia, February 15, 2018 – Dr. Christie Kwon, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences in the College of Chiropractic at Life University (LIFE), has been appointed to the Clinical Advisory Panel of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation (ASRF).

The ASRF is the largest chiropractic research funding organization in the world. Since its founding in 1977, ASRF has awarded more than $1.6 million to support 183 research projects in the United States and globally. The Foundation’s mission is to “facilitate research that furthers the understanding and development of chiropractic care.”

As a member of the Foundation’s Clinical Advisory Panel, Dr. Kwon will become part of a global team charged with ensuring that the Foundation supports research that is relevant and focused on the chiropractic paradigm. This includes reviewing grant applications, making recommendations for grant awards and providing investigators with guidance on how to improve their research and scholarly work so that it helps to advance the profession.

Dr. Kwon is a 2011 Magna Cum Laude graduate of LIFE, where she completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree with Pi Tau Delta honors. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science and Master of Science in Biotechnology degrees from Johns Hopkins University. She has also studied Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Kwon’s extensive science and research background includes work at the former National Cancer Institute’s American Health Foundation, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine – Neurology Institute for Cell Engineering, and the JHU Engineering Research Center for Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology. Dr. Kwon also helped conduct a public health study on adolescent risk behavior at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Harriet Lane Adolescent Clinic.

Dr. Kwon serves on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and also devotes time to research publications for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She also serves as Executive Director of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation. Dr. Kwon’s current research interests are in subluxation-based chiropractic research studies pertaining to health outcomes of pregnant women and children, as well as pedagogy and educational methods.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY TO HOST USA RUGBY MEN’S D1A NATIONAL SEMI-FINAL MATCH TO BE TELEVISED ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Marietta, Georgia, February 6, 2018 – For the second year in a row, Life University (LIFE) has been selected as one of two host sites for the USA Rugby Men’s D1A National Semi-Finals. The National Semi-Final match will take place at Lupo Family Field, on the campus of Life University, on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The kickoff is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time and will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network. The winner will advance to the D1A National Championship in Moraga, California, hosted by St. Mary’s College, on May 5, 2018.

“We are honored to have been considered and ultimately selected to host one of two USA Rugby D1A semi-finals in 2018,” says Head Men’s Rugby Coach Colton Cariaga. “First and foremost, it is a testament to the support from our University administration, alumni and friends who have provided us with world class facilities. Without their leadership, continued investment and belief in us, this would not be possible. Secondly, we are grateful for the work the D1A leadership team, led by commissioner Kevin Battle, has done to ensure collegiate rugby is on air in as many homes as possible and as often as possible. Great strides continue to be made on that end. The competition among D1A member institutions and the commitment to the overall growth of the game continues to build, and we look forward to putting on an excellent event this spring.”

Last season, LIFE went undefeated in the regular season. In the semi-final at Lupo Family Field, the Running Eagles dispatched Brigham Young University 36-26 and punched their ticket to the D1A National Championship, where they came up short against St. Mary’s College by a 30-24 final score.

Tickets will go on sale online at a later date and will also be available at the gate on match day. For up-to-date information on the event, please visit www.LIFERunningEagles.com. If you have any additional questions, please contact Sports Information Director Jake Hudspeth at William.Hudspeth2@LIFE.edu or 770.426.2833.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

January 2018

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S DR. MARK KOVACS INVITED TO BE THE CONTENT EXPERT FOR THE 2018 TEAM PHYSICIAN CONSENSUS CONFERENCE

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Marietta, Georgia, January 31, 2018 – Dr. Mark Kovacs, the Director of the LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI) and Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Health Science at Life University (LIFE), was invited to be the content expert for the 2018 Team Physician Consensus Document on the topic of “Load, Overload and Recovery Issues in the Athlete.” This is the 19th year of this prestigious event that culminates in a consensus document utilized by team physicians working with athletes at all levels of sport throughout the United States.

“It was a real honor and privilege to be invited to contribute to this very important conference and the consensus document that is produced as a result of this event. My role was to provide the latest peer-reviewed research around the topic of Load, Overload and Recovery in Athletes with a specific focus around various technologies used to help improve performance, reduce the likelihood of injury and illness,” says Dr. Kovacs. The Team Physician Consensus Conference is a joint project through the multiple sports medicine related association including: American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.

“I want to thank the American College of Sports Medicine Clinical Sports Medicine Leadership committee of Dr. Stanley Herring (University of Washington), Dr. Margot Putukian (Princeton University) and Dr. Ben Kibler (Lexington Clinic) for the invitation to be the content expert for this project and for all the outstanding work they have done on improving the education around evidence-based information for athletes throughout the country,” comments Dr. Kovacs.

This conference culminates in the consensus document that will be published in numerous peer reviewed journals over the next 18 months with the goal of helping to educate team physicians throughout the country to aid in the improvement of athlete care at all levels of sport.

For anyone interested in more information on the Sport Health Science Department and the degrees offered at Life University, visit LIFE.edu/Academics or call 800.543.3202.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

THE 2018 RUBICON CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA ON MAY 18-20 – release via The Rubicon Group

Atlanta, Georgia, January 30, 2018 – The Rubicon Group (TRG) will host its fourth conference, the first in the United States, May 18-20, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center, in cooperation with LIFE Vision Seminars. This year’s conference is highlighted by some of the biggest names in the chiropractic profession and beyond, including New Zealand College of Chiropractic Director of Research Dr. Heidi Haavik; Emmy award-winning film and TV producer Del Bigtree (Vaxxed); Life Chiropractic College West professor Dr. Dan Murphy; Life University Chancellor Dr. Guy Riekeman, and many more.

TRG’s first three conferences, held in London, England (March 2016), Geneva, Switzerland (September 2016) and Melbourne, Australia (April 2017), focused on chiropractic advancements around the world, neuroscience, subluxation theory and evidence and the history and current state of Vitalism and Neo-Vitalism. The May 2018 conference will feature topics including:

• The Traditional Principles of Chiropractic, featuring Drs. Awais Butt, Cliff Hardick, Steve Judson, David Koch, Benny Mathews and more!
• A Neurologically-Centered Model of Subluxation, featuring Drs. Brad Glowaki, Heidi Haavik, Kelly Holt, Michael Longyear, Dan Murphy, Dan Sullivan and Tony Ebel.
• A Philosophy Rooted in Neo-Vitalism, featuring Professor Monica Greco, Drs. Troy Dukowitz, Guy Riekeman and Rob Scott.
• A Natural Approach to Healthcare and Wellbeing, Excluding the Practice of Drugs and Surgery, featuring Del Bigtree, Drs .Jeremy Hess, Eric Plasker, Daniel Pompa and Cathy Wendland-Colby.

“This is one of the most interesting, mind expanding and robust chiropractic conference programs I have had the pleasure to be involved with,” says Gilles LaMarche, D.C., Vice President of Professional Relations at Life University. “Please join us for this momentous occasion. Together we will make a difference for Chiropractic and humanity.”

“You will leave this conference with greater certainty in the chiropractic principle, with the science to back up your philosophy, and with the knowledge to be the best chiropractor you can be” added Gerard W. Clum, D.C., Executive Director of The Rubicon Group.

Those interested in growing their practice and creating mass public acceptance of Chiropractic are encouraged to join ICA, GCC, GCA, AMPED, Chirotouch, The Family Practice, The League of Chiropractic Women, MaxLiving, Plentz Academy of Chiropractic, Standard Process and many others in supporting and registering for The Rubicon Conference. Those that appreciate that research, congruent with the profession’s values and vision, is important to the success of the profession should also register for this conference and attend compelling presentations showing the latest in dynamic research revelations in Chiropractic.

Early Bird registration is now open. To register for the May 18-20, 2018 Rubicon Conference in Atlanta, visit www.TheRubiconConference.com. For more information, email info@therubicongroup.com.

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About The Rubicon Group
The Rubicon Group (TRG) is a collaboration of chiropractic educational institutions, emerging educational efforts and interested parties. The institutional members include Barcelona College of Chiropractic (Barcelona, Spain), the Chiropraktik Akademie (Dresden, Germany), Life Chiropractic College West (San Francisco, California, USA), Life University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA), McTimoney College of Chiropractic (Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and Manchester, UK), and New Zealand College of Chiropractic (Auckland, New Zealand). Information about The Rubicon Group can be found at www.TheRubiconGroup.org. For additional information, please direct questions to: info@TheRubiconGroup.org.

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S DR. MARK KOVACS PRESENTS AT
2018 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER COMBINE

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Marietta, Georgia, January 16, 2018 – Dr. Mark Kovacs, the Director of the LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI) and Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Health Science at Life University (LIFE), presented on Training Load and Muscular Stress for Elite Soccer at the 2018 Professional Soccer Athletic Trainers’ Society (PSATS) Annual Meeting during the Major League Soccer (MLS) Player Combine held in Orlando, Florida. This is one of the top annual events in the U.S. for individuals who work in elite soccer, and specifically with MLS teams throughout the country.

“This was an outstanding event that brings together the allied health professionals that work with professional soccer in the United States,” says Dr. Kovacs. “It was a privilege to present some new information about wearable technology, training load monitoring and muscular stress to help improve how soccer athletes are monitored and trained.”

Dr. Kovacs presented information based around his work over the past few years in soccer, which involved work with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and also work he has done with national teams leading into the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and soccer teams in the English Premier League and La Liga (Spanish League). Some of the information covered is also from Dr. Kovacs’s two unique graduate classes he teaches at Life University titled “Technology in Sport” and “Recovery in Sport,” which provide students with the latest information about technologies and recovery research to help improve sports performance and the reduction of overuse injuries.

“The ability to share the information is one aspect of the meeting, but an even greater privilege is to be able to bring back to the LIFE campus the latest information in these areas and build upon the applied research and education we are performing at the LSSI, while also adding to the curriculum that is being taught to the students that we mentor here in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Sport Health Science,” remarks Dr. Kovacs. “It also provides great contacts for students who may have an interest in working in soccer in different areas of health care, performance and injury prevention.”

For anyone interested in more information on the Sport Health Science Department and the degrees offered at Life University, visit LIFE.edu/Academics or call 800.543.3202.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

December 2017

USA BOBSLED & SKELETON PARTNERS WITH NEUROLIFE INSTITUTE

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Marietta, Georgia, December 20, 2017 – The USA Bobsled & Skeleton (USABS) announced today a partnership with the NeuroLIFE Institute Applied Clinical Neuroscience Clinic (NLI), a leader in the future of health care for improved cognitive function, located in Marietta, Georgia on the campus of Life University.

“This partnership is a monumental occasion; the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Team represents the highest level of excellence in their respective fields,” said Dr. Nicholas DeFlumeri, director of applied clinical neuroscience at the NeuroLIFE Institute. “World class achievements deserve world class care. The NeuroLIFE Institute believes that every great achievement starts with just as great a commitment. We are committed to providing the best available and leading-edge neurological optimization that world champions demand. We are looking forward to serving these great athletes with as much love, passion and dedication that they so boldly put forth representing our great country.”

NLI will work closely with USABS High Performance Medical Provider, Andrew Ernst, to provide support for bobsled and skeleton athletes. Current USABS athletes Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Katie Uhlaender (Breckenridge, Colo.) have each utilized NLI’s resources in the past. NLI is making baseline testing, CNS fatigue monitoring and applied clinical neuroscience treatments available to USABS athletes.

“We are learning more and more about preventing and treating concussions,” said USABS CEO Darrin Steele. “We don’t see as many concussions as some sports, but when we do see them we want to provide the best available resources to our athletes. NLI is on the leading edge of this research and we are thrilled to be partnered with them.”

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

November 2017

LIFE UNIVERSITY STAFF MEMBER AND ALUMNA REBECCA KOCH RELEASES NEW BOOK, “VITAL SIGNS: TRUSTING IN ‘LIFE ITSOWNSELF’”

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Marietta, Georgia, November 22, 2017 – Life University’s (LIFE’s) Rebecca Koch recently released her new book, “Vital Signs: Trusting in ‘Life Itsownself,’” a humorously thoughtful series of stories that illustrate the trust that, when it comes to health and wellbeing, the wisdom of nature (or “life itsownself”) is smarter than we are – and we owe that wisdom some respect. Koch serves as the Director of Service Initiatives at LIFE, as well as editor of Today’s Chiropractic Leadership, an online magazine featuring those at the forefront of advancing and preserving Chiropractic as a drug-free, subluxation-focused profession. She is also a recent graduate of LIFE’s Master of Science in Positive Psychology degree program, ranked ninth among all online psychology degrees in the country by Best Value Schools.

In an excerpt from Amazon.com, the book is described as “an approachable, down-home look at the common sense of healthcare systems like chiropractic, midwifery, naturopathy, etc. Rebecca Koch takes a smart and witty look at the status quo in our society that pursues profit over people and frequently pierces it on a skewer of its own absurdity.”

In a true model of LIFE’s guiding principle of Lasting Purpose, Koch has graciously committed to donating all proceeds from the book’s sales to support the Chillon Project, a University degree program for incarcerated women and correctional officers at the Lee Arrendale State Prison in Alto, Georgia.

“Vital health and wellbeing is about facilitating the ability of all people – including those who are incarcerated – to positively express their potential for growth, healing and contribution to their communities,” explains Koch. “Our incarcerated students at Arrendale have demonstrated that they are capable of making extraordinary contributions to society, even from behind bars. Not only is their academic performance in prison inspiring their own children and families to pursue their own educations, they have developed a brilliant anti-bullying lesson for elementary school-age kids.”

Koch adds, “I’m so grateful to LIFE for all the opportunities I’ve had to write about the difference between fighting symptoms and facilitating health – the difference, for instance, between assuming a run-of-the-mill headache is the result of a ‘Tylenol deficiency’ vs. assuming the cause of the headache can be found and corrected. Most of all, I’m grateful to LIFE for allowing me to be part of its Lasting Purpose, which is summarized in the charge: ‘To Give, To Do, To Love, To Serve – Out of a Sense of Abundance.’ In other words, when we live our lives in service to others, without thought of what we will receive in return, we are refilling the font of human kindness so that it may never run dry.”

For more information about the book and to order, visit www.amazon.com/Vital-Signs-Trusting-Life-Itsownself.

For more information about the Chillon Project, visit Compassion.LIFE.edu/chillon-project.

For more information about the anti-bullying lesson developed by Life University Chillon students, visit https://saportareport.com/chillon-project-bringing-higher-education-georgias-correctional-facilities/.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A THREE-YEAR
SPONSORSHIP OF THE GEORGIA SWARM LACROSSE TEAM”

Marietta, Georgia, November 21, 2017 – Life University (LIFE) takes pride in partnering with the Georgia Swarm with sponsorship of its 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 lacrosse seasons.

The Georgia Swarm are a box lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) and play at the 11,190-seat Infinite Energy Arena (formerly the The Arena at Gwinnett Center) in Duluth, Georgia.

Team owner, John J. Arlotta, stated that, “The sport of lacrosse is growing at a rapid pace in Georgia, and we’re thrilled to bring the fastest game on two feet at the professional level to the arena.”

It is due to this amazing growth that Life University is pleased to sponsor the team for the next three years. LIFE also supports and promotes the sport of lacrosse on its campus with the recent addition of the University’s own women’s lacrosse team that will begin competition in early 2019.

Dr. Rob Scott, Life University President, adds, “LIFE would like to congratulate the Georgia Swarm on becoming the 2017 NLL World Champions, and it is with great pleasure that we look forward to this partnership as we not only expand Life University’s lacrosse program, but also in supporting the Swarm’s next three winning years.”

Join us on December 30, 2017 at the Infinite Energy Arena for the Georgia Swarm’s Championship Banner-Raising Night with their first home game against the Rochester Knighthawks. And at halftime, you can enjoy the performance of GRAMMY® Award-winning artist 2 Chainz who will perform at halftime at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Field inside Infinite Energy Arena.

Also at the game, you will see The Professor, brought to you by Life University, an in-game feature involving in-arena talent explaining some of the rules, replays and general gameplay during the game.

To check out the complete Georgia Swarm schedule, please go to http://www.georgiaswarm.com/schedule/.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S ONLINE MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM IN POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY RANKED NINTH ON TOP 25 LIST OF ONLINE PSYCHOLOGY MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Marietta, Georgia, November 15, 2017 – In a ranking list compiled by Best Value Schools, Life University’s (LIFE’s) Master of Science in Positive Psychology online degree program ranked ninth best out of all online psychology master’s degree programs in the country.

“Our ranking took the following components into consideration: tuition cost, accessibility, academic breadth, academic uniqueness, advanced opportunities and affordability,” explains Best Value Schools spokesperson Laura Kilmartin. “Our editors noted that LIFE is one of the best values for an online psychology master’s degree program. Its academic uniqueness and multiple online concentrations helped it earn a high ranking on our list.”

LIFE launched its Master’s degree program in Positive Psychology in the fall of 2014. The program has three concentrations for students to choose from, with two (Coaching Psychology, General) being offered online and one offered on campus (Secular Ethics and Contemplative Science). As of Fall Quarter 2017, 54 students are enrolled in the M.S. Positive Psychology program, and it has had 26 conferred degrees since its inception.

“This high ranking for our online Master’s in Positive Psychology program is a tremendous affirmation of what we at LIFE already recognize – that this degree has numerous attributes that make it an attractive offering to a variety of prospective students,” notes Dr. Jana Holwick, LIFE’s Dean of College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies.

To view the ranking, visit https://www.bestvalueschools.com/psychology/online-masters-degree-programs/.

For more information on Life University’s M.S. Positive Psychology degree program, visit https://www.LIFE.edu/academic-pages/graduate/positive-psychology/.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY HOSTS MORE THAN A DOZEN EXPERTS FROM MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAMS FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL BASEBALL AND SPORTS PERFORMANCE CONFERENCE

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Marietta, Georgia, November 14, 2017 – The LIFE Sport Science Institute, in collaboration with the Professional Baseball Chiropractic Society, hosted the second annual Baseball and Sports Performance Conference on the campus of Life University (November 11 and 12 in Marietta, Georgia). The event brought together leading experts in the field of baseball treatment and rehab including individuals who represented more than 12 Major League Baseball (MLB) teams, including team chiropractors, physical therapists and athletic trainers from the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, St. Louis Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies among others.

This outstanding conference had some of the top minds in baseball. Along with the MLB team affiliated experts, the event also had great research presented by one of the top baseball researchers from the University of Florida and an applied presentation from the Director of Player Development (Strength & Conditioning) from the renowned Georgia Tech Baseball program.

“This education event was outstanding. It was a unique conference that brought together multi-disciplinary experts across the sport of baseball and highlighted the latest applied methods of treating and rehabbing baseball athletes. Having all these experts on campus to discuss the latest on baseball-specific training and injury prevention was a wonderful opportunity to highlight the campus; provide continuing education for practicing doctors and trainers throughout the Southeast; and provide great learning opportunities for our students in the Doctor of Chiropractic program and our undergraduate and graduate degree programs. A number of students last year made connections that have led to internships and job opportunities, and this year many further connections were made,” comments Dr. Mark Kovacs, Director of the LIFE Sport Science Institute and Associate Professor in the Sport Health Science Department, who also served as the chair of the conference.

Some of the highlights from the event were two Life University Alumni who came back to campus and shared their experience and expertise to the audience. Dr. Mickey Cohen (Team Chiropractor for the Miami Marlins) and Dr. Shawn Caldwell (Team Chiropractor for the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos) presented great information. Dr. Cohen talked about his role as the Chiropractor for the World Baseball Classic and Dr. Caldwell presented a phenomenal practical session highlighting how he delivers chiropractic care to the hundreds of professional athletes he treats on a yearly basis.

Alongside the LIFE alumni, the conference had the current Head Athletic Trainer from the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs highlighting how he works with issues in the scapulothoracic region and the hip. Mark Letendre who was the former Head Athletic Trainer for the San Francisco Giants and now oversees all the medical services for MLB Umpires shared the history of the integration of Chiropractors into the MLB team infrastructure and the strong working relationships and athlete care models that have developed.

Current Life University experts also were presenting, including Dr. John Downes (current VP of Global Programs and Executive Director – Emeritus) of LSSI presented his Global Mechanical Assessment protocol for evaluating nervous system interference when evaluating athletes. Dr. Mark Kovacs (Director of LSSI) opened the conference with a thought provoking presentation on high performance teams and the models that exist in professional sports today. Dr. Michael Longyear from the NeuroLIFE Institute also presented varied areas where Chiropractic Neurology can aid in the treatment of baseball athletes.

Overall, the 2017 Baseball and Sports Performance Conference was a major success. Below is some of the immediate feedback from a select few of the MLB Team Chiropractors who attended and presented.

“Life University hit it out of the park! The Baseball & Sports Performance Conference was one of the best and well rounded informative conferences that I have been to. It had a wide array of speakers and topics that are being incorporated into my day-to-day practice. This seminar exceeded all expectations. Dr. Kovacs did outstanding work chairing the conference and leading such a wonderful and rewarding event.”
-Eric Blum, D.C.
Los Angeles Dodgers Team Chiropractor

“The presenters each shared their unique expertise, which combined harmoniously into a wealth of information. Where else can you learn from experts who are at the top of their respective fields, representing the multidiscipline approach in the care of athletes? In addition, the venue was perfect, and the food was great. I can’t wait to see next year’s line up!”
-Alan Palmer D.C., CCST
Arizona Diamondbacks Team Chiropractor

“Wow! By far the most impacting and detailed sports chiropractic conference I have had the opportunity to attend in my chiropractic career. To hear from some of the top athletic trainers and chiropractors from within Major League Baseball, all under one roof, was spectacular!”
-Rick Bishop D.C., CCSP
Director, Professional Baseball Chiropractic Society

“There were fantastic presenters, and I learned so much and was very impressed with the facilities at Life University. Thanks go to Life University and the LIFE Sport Science Institute for hosting such a fantastic event.”
-Brian Prieto, D.C.
Team Chiropractor Los Angeles Angels

“The Baseball Conference was great! Great speakers, information and vendors. Can’t wait until next year. Thanks Life University!”
-Patrick Hammond, D.C.
Team Chiropractor Kansas City Royals

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

ANNUAL LIGHTS OF LIFE TO COMMENCE THANKSGIVING EVENING, NOVEMBER 23, ON THE CAMPUS OF LIFE UNIVERSITY

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Marietta, Georgia, November 8, 2017 – The 2017 edition of the annual Lights of LIFE on the campus of Life University (LIFE) will commence on Thanksgiving evening, Thursday, November 23 and will run every night, rain or shine, through New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31.

LIFE introduced the Lights of LIFE in 1989 as a gift to the local community, and it has now grown to be one of the most popular light shows in the Southeast, attracting nearly half a million spectators from the surrounding region. Cars, vans and buses cruise through the spectacularly illuminated campus each year, often stopping along the 1.5-mile drive to enjoy an array of seasonal entertainments.

Costs are $5 per car Monday-Thursday, $10 per car on Friday-Sunday, as well as November 23-26 and December 15-31. It is $20 per bus at any time. Families are encouraged to come during the week to take advantage of the lower price, as well as to avoid the busier weekend traffic. The display opens at dark every night and runs until 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Each year, the display is a little different, making each experience unique. With more than one million LED bulbs, combined with the low cost, Lights of LIFE is the most affordable, quality light display in the metro area.

As in years past, Santa Claus will be visiting on weekends for photographs. Pony rides ($5 per rider), train rides ($3 per rider) and the petting zoo ($3 per person) will also return, as will our concession stand, offering seasonal drinks and snacks for purchase.

The Lights of LIFE is a zero-profit operation. Per-car fees go to offset the cost of electricity and those associated with ongoing operations. Fees for individual goods and services are at the discretion of the vendors.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY TO HOST SANTA’S COMING TO COBB EVENT ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Marietta, Georgia, November 6, 2017 – On Sunday, December 10, 2017, the Santa’s Coming to Cobb event will be hosted at Life University’s Marietta campus from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Brought to you by Dr. Louis Hilliard and the Atlanta Hyperbaric Center, this party is like no other. Santa will come with gifts and Christmas cheer, as every child in attendance will receive a free gift, as well as a picture with Santa.

There will be many activities and live performances for the whole family, including inflatables, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, food and much more. Come celebrate with Dr. Lou, Santa Claus and the Cobb community.

Book your seat and/or donate today at http://www.SantasComingtoCobb.com.

Santa’s Coming To Cobb was started in 2005 by Dr. Louis Hilliard at Back2Back Family Chiropractic in Mableton Georgia. Dr. Hilliard saw the need and wanted to make a difference in his community. Starting with just five children, he knew he wanted to make more Christmas dreams come true. Now his program has grown to host more than 3,000 families at his last event in Cobb, and he has made Christmas dreams come true for more than 50,000 children.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY ALUMNUS, DR. JOE DISPENZA, RELEASES NEWEST BOOK – “BECOMING SUPERNATURAL – HOW COMMON PEOPLE ARE DOING THE UNCOMMON”

Marietta, Georgia, November 3, 2017 – Life University (LIFE) celebrates the release of the newest book by alumnus, Dr. Joe Dispenza, titled “Becoming Supernatural – How Common People are Doing the Uncommon.”

The author of the New York Times bestseller “You Are the Placebo,” as well as “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself” and “Evolve Your Brain,” draws on research conducted at Dispenza’s advanced workshops since 2012 to explore how common people are doing the uncommon to transform themselves and their lives. The book marries some of the most profound scientific information with ancient wisdom to show how people can experience a more mystical life.

Joe Dispenza, D.C., is an international lecturer, researcher, corporate consultant, author, and educator who has been invited to speak in more than 32 countries on five continents. As a lecturer and educator, he is driven by the conviction that each of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities. In his easy-to-understand, encouraging and compassionate style, he has educated thousands of people, detailing how they can rewire their brains and recondition their bodies to make lasting changes. Dispenza is also an invited chair of the research committee at Life University in Marietta, Georgia.

Dispenza received a B.S. from Evergreen State College and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University, where he graduated with honors. His postgraduate training covered neurology, neuroscience, brain function and chemistry, cellular biology, memory formation, and aging and longevity.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY ALUMNUS TYRONE SANDERS RECOGNIZED IN THE TOP 40 UNDER 40 MILITARY CLASS OF 2017

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Marietta, Georgia, November 2, 2017 – With Veteran’s Day soon approaching, Life University (LIFE) is proud to announce that 2010 alumnus Tyrone Sanders was recognized in the Top 40 Under 40 Military Class of 2017, presented by Combined Insurance. The Top 40 Under 40 Military program recognizes the top performing service members who are serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. They are profiled each year in the November/December Veterans Day issue of Search & Employ®.

Sanders graduated from LIFE in December of 2010 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. From there, he went on to receive his Master’s in Business Administration in Project Management from Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, Alabama, before attending Army Logistics University in Fort Lee, Virginia. Sanders has provided strategic and tactical expertise to a diverse group of military and civilian organizations experiencing varying degrees of growth and change. He currently is a General Manager for Aramark.

LIFE would like to congratulate Mr. Sanders for this tremendous recognition and wish him continued success in his future endeavors.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

October 2017

LIFE UNIVERSITY AIMS TO GIVE HOPE TO CHIROPRACTORS IN DISASTER-STRICKEN AREAS WITH ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIEF FUND

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Marietta, Georgia, October 25, 2017 – Life University (LIFE) has established a Disaster Relief Fund, with the goal of raising money for chiropractors who live in recently devastated areas, such as the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. In the wake of the natural disasters that have left so many facing extreme difficulties in getting back to their way of life, LIFE wanted to do what they could to help out many who are alumni and friends of the University struggling with loss of equipment, finances and perhaps their entire chiropractic practices.

To assist in achieving this goal, the University has asked for donations from its many generous supporters, but they would also welcome and be grateful for any monetary gifts from the general public to go toward the relief effort. With regard to the establishment of the relief fund, LIFE’s Chancellor Dr. Guy Riekeman noted, “Although we can’t do what the first responders are doing, we want to continue to provide assistance to chiropractors in these areas over the next year to help them rebuild their lives.”

If you would like to donate to the cause and assist LIFE in helping give hope to those in need, please visit Alumni.LIFE.edu/GiveHope today.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S NEW DEAN OF ONLINE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION, DR. RICHARD BELCASTRO, ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF ONLINE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Marietta, Georgia, October 23, 2017 – Life University (LIFE) is pleased to report that, with the arrival of its new Dean of Online and Continuing Education Dr. Richard M. Belcastro, the University has expanded its online educational programming with three new offerings.

Students may now obtain an Associate of Science in Health and Wellness, a Bachelor of Science in Biology, or begin their journey toward a Doctor of Chiropractic with LIFE’s Pre-D.C. Pathway. These programs will be joining LIFE’s established Master’s in Positive Psychology programs (General and Coaching Psychology tracks) in their online program offerings, and LIFE will be adding more new programs in the near future.

The curriculum offered in LIFE’s online courses is the same, recognized curriculum offered on their Marietta, Georgia campus, and many courses are taught by the same on-campus faculty. Additionally, LIFE solely employs adjunct professors who possess a wealth of online educational experience. LIFE’s online programs are perfect for any student, from traditional to nontraditional, as classes are accessible at any time so that students may complete their work on their own schedule.

In addition to an abundance of campus-based experience, Dr. Belcastro brings more than twelve years of online learning experience to Life University. Beginning in 2001, Dr. Belcastro was the Director of Special Education for Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania where he prepared pupils to become teachers of students with special needs. In 2005-2007, he served as the Director of Graduate Programs in Education for Waynesburg University, located in several sites and online. From 2007-2017, he served in various capacities with Argosy University; the most recent being Associate Vice President of Academic Operations. Dr. Belcastro is excited about the unique opportunity provided by Life University’s dynamic programs, as well as being able to bring them to the online modality.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY HOSTS 1,670 CHIROPRACTORS AT 6TH ANNUAL FALL CELEBRATION EVENT FROM SEPTEMBER 27 – OCTOBER 1, 2017

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Marietta, Georgia, October 12, 2017 – In what has become the chiropractic profession’s premier continuing education (CE) event, Life University (LIFE) hosted 1,670 Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) on its campus for CE, class reunions and Alumni and Friends organizational events from September 27 – October 1, 2017 at the 2017 Fall CElebration.

Alumni and friends of the University continue to come back in droves to choose from a multitude of CE courses throughout the week, but perhaps even more to fellowship with their former classmates and see the many changes that have been made to the campus and facilities over the years.

Here are some of the most notable results from this year’s event:

• 1,670 DCs attended.
• 83 vendors exhibited in our expo space.
• Sold 21 bricks for the Commons Campaign, which is to raise funds for an outdoor recreational area at LIFE’s new student housing facility. The total goal for the campaign is to sell 500 bricks. Donors get to take one brick home with a name plaque, while a second brick in their honor will be part of a brick wall in the lobby of the New Commons to recognize their donations.
• Nine Annual Recognition Awards were presented to alumni and friends during the Lasting Purpose Luncheon on Saturday, September 30.
• A reception was held honoring the donors of the new CGUS x-ray room.
• LIFEforce hosted more than 250 alumni and friends at the first annual LIFEforce Happy Hour on Friday, September 29. In all, LIFEforce added 53 new members to its tribe during the event.
• Five alumni signed up as new members of the President’s Circle.
• The LIFE Rugby Alumni Association presented a $23,000 gift to support Men’s Club Rugby.
• Hosted the Career Fair 4 LIFE on Sunday, October 1, where there were a total of 44 DCs/practices participating. There were 30 students/alumni participating as seekers at the fair.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S REBECCA KOCH PRESENTED SERVING LASTING PURPOSE AWARD

Marietta, Georgia, October 6, 2017 – Life University’s (LIFE) International Alumni Association of Life University presented the Serving Lasting Purpose Award to LIFE staff member Rebecca Koch at the Lasting Purpose Recognition Lunch during the 2017 Fall Celebration event on LIFE’s campus last week. Koch is the Director of Service Initiatives at LIFE, a role in which she has served for almost 11 years.

Through their professional accomplishments and personal service, nine honorees were selected as representatives of professional success, social contribution and cultural change during the luncheon. Koch, however, was the only non-Doctor of Chiropractic honored during the luncheon.

The Serving Lasting Purpose Award was presented to Koch for her commitment to living a life of Lasting Purpose and serving the Life University community and beyond. Congratulations to Koch on this well deserved honor.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY PROUDLY CONFERS ITS 2017 ANNUAL RECOGNITION AWARDS AT THE FALL CELEBRATION EVENT ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

Marietta, Georgia, October 5, 2017 – Life University’s (LIFE) International Alumni Association of Life University is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 Annual Recognition Awards.

Through their professional accomplishments and personal service, eight honorees were selected as representatives of professional success, social contribution and cultural change. These outstanding individuals were honored at the Lasting Purpose Recognition Lunch held during our 2017 Fall CElebration Event on Life University’s campus.

This year’s recipients are:
Stu Hoffman, D.C. Distinguished Alumnus Award
Honors a LIFE alumnus who has reached the pinnacle of success in his/her career and has brought credit to themselves and Life University.

Jeff Getbehead, D.C. Young Alumnus Award
Honors an individual, who has graduated from Life University within the past 10 years, for his/her outstanding professional achievements.

Kreg Huffer, Sr., D.C. Honorary Alumnus Award
Honors a non-Life University alumnus who has demonstrated exceptional commitment and support for the mission and spirit of Life University.

The William M. Harris Family Foundation Donor Legacy Award
Honors an individual, couple or family who has made a significant impact to Life University through their financial contributions.

B.J. Hardick, D.C. – Lasting Purpose: To Love Award
Honors an individual who exemplifies his/her love and pride for Life University.

Jay LaGuardia, D.C. – Lasting Purpose: To Serve Award
Honors an individual who humbly supports and bolsters Life University through their service.

Jay Perniciaro, D.C. – Lasting Purpose: To Give Award
Honors an individual who has demonstrated a notable increase in giving or an expansion of their giving to Life University.

Thomas Taylor III, D.C. State Representative Award
Honors a state representative who actively engages, educates and reconnects their state alumni and friends to Life University.
Dr. Gilles LaMarche, Life University’s Vice President of Professional Relations, says, “We are so privileged that these honorees offer such comprehensive support to Life University, both in their time and effort, as well as through their generous financial donations. We thank each and every one for their support!”

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

September 2017

LIFE UNIVERSITY PROUDLY CONFERRED ITS DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC DEGREE UPON NEWEST PROGRAM GRADUATES AT SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

Marietta, Georgia, September 27, 2017 – Life University (LIFE) takes pride in announcing the newest graduates of its distinguished Doctor of Chiropractic program. At the College of Chiropractic Commencement on Friday, September 22, 2017, LIFE awarded to 99 of its national and international students this esteemed degree at its Marietta, Georgia campus.

University faculty and Administrative Officers welcomed attendees, friends and family to the function as University President, Robert Scott, D.C., Ph.D., conferred the degree upon graduates, and Chancellor Guy F. Riekeman, D.C., made inspirational remarks to the graduating class.

Tim Gross, M.S., D.C., Vice President for Academic Affairs, made special recognition of two graduating class members, Valedictorian Tracer Dylan Moore, summa cum laude, and Salutatorian Danielle Marie Frye, summa cum laude.

The Mission of the Life University College of Chiropractic is to educate, mentor and graduate skilled and compassionate Doctors of Chiropractic to be primary care clinicians, physicians, teachers and professionals using the University’s Core Values as their foundation.

To learn more about Life University’s diverse educational offerings, undergraduate and graduate degrees, and LIFE’s College of Chiropractic, please visit LIFE.edu/Academics.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY WELL REPRESENTED ON TOP 25 CHIROPRACTORS OF 2017 LIST

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Marietta, Georgia, September 15, 2017 – DrAxe.com’s Top 25 Chiropractors of 2017 was published this week and included nine DCs with direct Life University (LIFE) connections. According to the article, this list was “compiled through a set of criteria to determine which doctors were having the biggest global impact in both the chiropractic industry and healthcare overall.”

It is also noted that all members of the list have either a chiropractic license or retired license, while emphasizing Chiropractic in their practice or teaching.

Below are the individuals with direct connections to LIFE who made the list.

• Dr. Guy Riekeman, LIFE Chancellor
• Dr. Gilles LaMarche, LIFE Vice President of Professional Relations
• Dr. Dan Sullivan, LIFE Adjunct Professor
• Dr. Cathy Wendland Colby, LIFE Alumna and Guest Lecturer
• Dr. Joel Bohemier, LIFE Alumnus
• Dr. Stephen Franson, LIFE Alumnus
• Dr. Patrick Gentempo, LIFE Alumnus
• Dr. Liam Schübel, LIFE Alumnus
• Dr. Michael Viscarelli, LIFE Alumnus

LIFE is proud of the individuals who made the list who are committed to spreading principled Chiropractic to the masses. To see the full list, visit https://draxe.com/top-25-chiropractors-2017/.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY TO HOST 2ND ANNUAL BASEBALL AND SPORTS PERFORMANCE CONFERENCE

Marietta, Georgia, September 11, 2017 – Life University is hosting the second annual Baseball and Sports Performance Conference this November 11 and 12 in Marietta, Georgia. If you are a coach, athletic trainer, chiropractor, physical therapist or other sports performance professional or enthusiast, this is a must-attend event.

This outstanding conference is designed to explore natural performance enhancement and injury prevention strategies for the sport of baseball and other overhead athletes. Due to the collaboration between the LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI) and the Professional Baseball Chiropractic Society (PBCS), some of the leading experts in baseball will be coming together at this one-of-a-kind event.

“We are very excited about this unique and high level educational event. We will have more than a dozen top Major League Baseball teams on campus to discuss the latest on baseball-specific training and injury prevention,” says Dr. Mark Kovacs, conference chair and Director of the LIFE Sport Science Institute. “Continuing education for chiropractors, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning professionals is a major goal of this conference. This will also be an outstanding event for our students, and specifically our graduate students in athletic training and sport and health science, as well as our Doctor of Chiropractic students to help network with some of the top professionals in Baseball and overhead sports.”

More than 12 Major League Baseball (MLB) teams will be represented as speakers at the conference, which include Chiropractors, Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Strength & Conditioning Professionals, Biomechanists and Researchers all presenting on different aspects of baseball and helping the individual athlete play at their best. This conference will also provide continuing education credits through the major associations and is a unique opportunity to learn and network with the best in the baseball industry. Topics will include:

• Adjustment Techniques for Shoulder and Upper Thoracic Region
• Baseball-specific Shoulder Stability Training Program
• Adjustment Techniques for Lower Back and Hips
• Training The Overhead Athlete: The Importance of The Kinetic Chain
• Global Mechanical Assessment and How To Apply It To Athletes
• Lessons From Working In Professional Baseball Panel
• Training The Young Baseball Athlete – Understanding The American Development Model
• Developing The Skills and Career Progression To Work in Professional and Collegiate Baseball – Panel Discussion
• Applied Clinical Neuroscience and the application to Baseball

For more information about the 2017 Baseball and Sports Performance Conference, and to register, visit LSSI.LIFE.edu.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY PARTNERS WITH MAKE-A-WISH GEORGIA FOR
RUN THE LIGHTS OF LIFE EVENT DECEMBER 2, 2017

Marietta, Georgia, September 6, 2017 – Start a new holiday tradition, or return this year, and Run the Lights of LIFE. The 5K run starts at 5:00 p.m., just before sunset, and takes in the beautiful campus of Life University during our annual holiday light show. After the run, stay and enjoy the holiday festivities, with caroling, s’mores and hot cocoa, a holiday spirit contest, food and music, and much more, including the Lights of LIFE.

And this year, Life University is partnering with Make-A-Wish Georgia for the event with a goal to raise $10,000 to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening health conditions.

To contribute to Make-A-Wish Georgia’s Amazon Wish List, please visit: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/EGYPDDF9CEVY?pldnSite=1

And to participate in the Run the Lights of LIFE event, please visit:
https://endurancecui.active.com/new/events/46102352/select-race?regnow=awe-regnow&_p=6444278556562977

Dr. Gilles LaMarche, Life University’s Vice President of Professional Relations, says, “This is guaranteed to be a fabulous event that helps children and families. Please choose to contribute in some way, and we thank you for your support!”

Dress up in your favorite holiday costume for a chance to win cool prizes, and stay after the run to enjoy the Lights of LIFE!

Event details and schedule
• 5K starts at 5:00 p.m. / Entry cost is $30.00 ($35.00 after 9/30/17)
• 1K starts at 4:30 p.m. / Entry cost is $20.00 ($25.00 after 9/30/17)
• Race starts and finishes on the Life University track.
• Free parking is available on campus.
• For 5K participants only, bring an unwrapped toy when you pick up your bib and get $5 back on the spot. All toys will be donated to Make-A-Wish Georgia to ultimately be given to needy children in our area.
• Since we expect the very strict 600-person limit to sell out quickly, you are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.

For more information, contact Dr. Gilles LaMarche, Life University Vice President of Professional Relations, at 770-426-2674.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S DIVERSITY COMMITTEE HOLDS CAMPUS-WIDE
PANEL DISCUSSION ON RACE RELATIONS

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Marietta, Georgia, September 5, 2017 – In the wake of recent events involving, and comments made about, several non-inclusive, discriminatory groups in the United States, Life University’s Diversity Committee held a panel discussion last week facilitated by Isaiah Delemar, a local civil rights attorney. The panel participants were Dr. Frank Ruechel (College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies), Dr. Charmaine Herman (College of Chiropractic) and Mr. Andre Clanton (Student Services).

The purpose of the discussion was to gauge the reactions of individuals in the LIFE community to these statements and facilitate a dialogue about the racial climate on LIFE’s campus and in the local, state and national communities. In summarizing the panel discussion’s efforts, emphasis was placed on learning from past and present racial relations.

“Life University understands and promotes the importance of inclusive education for our communities’ children, and the importance of accepting and embracing the differences of others,” says Dr. Michael Smith, Associate Dean of LIFE’s College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, and Chair of the University’s Diversity Committee.

LIFE is proud of the response to help our fellow Americans after the effects of Hurricane Harvey in the state of Texas, and the University recognizes that these efforts were made without regard to race, sex, creed, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.

LIFE will continue its diversity discussions and pledges to identify initiatives that will serve to improve race relations, both on and off campus.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

August 2017

LIFE UNIVERSITY CHIROPRACTIC STUDENT AWARDED WITH MRM FUNCTIONAL REHABILITATION SCHOLARSHIP

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Marietta, Georgia, August 23, 2017 – Life University (LIFE) recently awarded thirteenth-quarter student P. Caleb Edmiston with the Dr. Albert Grabovschiner, Ph.D., Multi Radiance Medical (MRM) Functional Rehabilitation Scholarship.

Since 2013, the annual scholarship has supported deserving chiropractic students in financial need.

“Scholarships have tremendous impact on our students and the University,” LIFE Director of Development Erin Dancer said. “They are a symbol of the vote of confidence our benefactors have in our students and the work we do at the University.”

Edmiston, who discovered his passion for functional medicine while an undergraduate at the University of Tennessee, will spend the 2017 fall quarter working at an externship in functional rehabilitation and physical medicine as part of LIFE’s PEAK program.

Edmiston says the scholarship will help him achieve his career goals as he approaches graduation. “I look forward to practicing in the future, seeing a wide range of patients and hopefully returning to advance my education even further with a Ph.D.,” he said.

Along with scholarships, MRM has long been a valued corporate partner of chiropractic institutions that fulfill a mission of providing world-class education to qualified students by providing equipment for research and teaching.

“We are always pleased to support the next generation of chiropractors, and we wish Mr. Edmiston the best in his studies and externship as he prepares to start his career,” said Max Kanarsky, MRM President and CEO.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

July 2017

LIFE UNIVERSITY ADDING NEW ON-CAMPUS HOUSING AND DINING FACILITY

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Marietta, Georgia, July 13, 2017 – Construction is commencing shortly on the Life University (LIFE) campus for a brand new, 99,000 square-foot campus housing and dining facility anticipated for completion by fall 2018. As part of the University’s 20/20 Vision established in 2006 by its Board of Trustees, this new facility will increase living, dining and recreational/leasure facilities to accommodate an anticipated growth in both undergraduate and graduate enrollment in the next few years. Also a part of the 2020 Vision strategic plan, the University’s goal is an enrollment of 3,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students by 2020.

LIFE Chancellor Guy Riekeman, D.C., made an announcement to University faculty, staff, students and alumni last week indicating that this facility project was set to proceed following a strong response by investors when the University offered their bonds for sale to the market. “Our interest rates we’ve been paying on our current bonds were reduced dramatically,” notes Dr. Riekeman on the bond sale. “Life U was recognized for its financial stewardship by the strong demand from the financial markets, and this is a testament to our vision for the future.”

As part of construction for the new facility, approximately half of the old Commons buildings on the southeast side of Barclay Circle (South Cobb Dr. entrance) will be taken down. LIFE currently has one additional on-campus student housing facility (LIFE Village Retreat), as well as the main campus eatery (Socrates Café). The new facility is expected to accommodate approximately 362 students. In comparison, the LIFE Village Retreat currently accommodates 300 students.

“This project, which is the first of three proposed, was over a year in planning and development,” explains LIFE Executive Vice President of Finance Bill Jarr. “It involved a great team who spent countless hours in an effort that will result in a pivotal moment for the University as it fulfills our Board’s directive to grow both our undergraduate and graduate student enrollments. The idea of a live-on university campus is an exciting one.”

Additionally, LIFE President Rob Scott, D.C., Ph.D. had this to say regarding the bond refinancing and the newly planned addition to the campus in Marietta, “This is an exciting time for the future of Life University as we continue to fulfill our institution’s 20/20 strategic plan, enhance the campus culture, improve the student experience and expand academic and athletic programing. The new student housing and eatery that we will start construction on immediately will be a significant addition to our campus.”

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

June 2017

NEW MILESTONE FOR LIFE EUROPE

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Marietta, Georgia, June 30, 2017 – Today is an important milestone in Life University’s (LIFE) progress toward the establishment of an additional education site for LIFE in Rome, Italy.

Dr. Tim Gross, LIFE’s Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, has sent an eighteen-page prospectus supported by sixteen additional documents to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in the U.S.

LIFE is seeking approval for an additional educational site to begin in April 2019 to offer its Doctor of Chiropractic program in Rome through extension of its institutional accreditation by SACSCOC. The program taught in Rome will be the same as that offered at LIFE’s campus in Marietta, Georgia.

Dr. Gross commented, “It’s an honor to be part of Life University and to be able to contribute to the big vision of LIFE Chiropractic in Europe.”

The University has also submitted an application for approval for accreditation for the additional educational site in Rome through the Council on Chiropractic Education in the U.S. This is the CCE’s first request for foreign accreditation.

A response from SACSCOC is expected in January 2018.

Life University’s Chancellor Dr. Guy Riekeman marked this milestone by saying, “This is a great day in the progress of vitalistic chiropractic education in Europe, and we eagerly anticipate a positive response from SACSCOC. In the meantime, we continue to plough through the work required to establish this site and are very close to signing a contract for classroom and office space in a beautiful sixteenth century palace in the heart of historic Rome. This space will not only house Life U, but also the offices of our partners, the Associazione Italiana Chiropratici. We are on schedule with opening the campus and will soon be building the first class of students.”

At this time, all roads lead to Rome.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

May 2017

WITH AN EYE ON THE FUTURE, LIFE UNIVERSITY PROUDLY ANNOUNCES DR. GUY RIEKEMAN AS CHANCELLOR AND DR. ROB SCOTT AS PRESIDENT

Will Brooks, Communications & Marketing Manager

Marietta, Georgia, May 18, 2017 – Life University announces the naming of Dr. Guy Riekeman as Chancellor of Life University, as well as to announce the appointment of Dr. Rob Scott as the fifth President of Life University, both effective immediately.

This change of organizational structure marks the next phase of LIFE’s 20/20 strategic plan, which began in 2006 and has thus far consisted of growing the University’s degree programs, enhancing campus culture and transforming LIFE’s working environment into an atmosphere of service.

In the next few years, Life University plans to significantly grow enrollment, build new student housing, continue to expand its educational degrees and clinic experiences, and break ground on a European campus in Rome, Italy, among many other ongoing and yet-to-be announced special initiatives. These organizational changes are designed to allow Dr. Riekeman, Chancellor, to continue to play an integral role at LIFE by focusing on the 20/20 vision, while allowing Dr. Scott, President, to oversee the day-to-day operations of the University.

Dr. Scott has served at Life University for more than a decade, coming to Life University in 2005 as the Dean of the College of Chiropractic before moving to Vice Provost, executive leadership roles in Academic Affairs and most recently serving as Provost. He has also worked as the Dean of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University and as the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Logan College of Chiropractic.

Dr. Scott holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physiology from the University of Minnesota, a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University and is also a Diplomate of Chiropractic Philosophical Standards. His master’s degrees include a Master’s of Science in Exercise Physiology and a Master’s of Education in Educational Administration. He attended the University of Guelph to earn his Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics.

After earning his Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1972, Dr. Riekeman became a very successful chiropractor and businessman, creating companies and seminar programs dedicated to educating the public about chiropractic care and how to facilitate personal growth, live with integrity, and achieve optimum performance. He has worked in higher education as a philosophy instructor, Vice President of Sherman College of Chiropractic, and as Chancellor of Palmer College of Chiropractic, before becoming the fourth president of Life University in 2004.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S DR. MARK KOVACS WAS A KEYNOTE PRESENTER AT THE 2017 AMERICAN MEDICAL SOCIETY OF SPORTS MEDICINE ANNUAL MEETING

Marietta, Georgia, May 17, 2017 – Dr. Mark Kovacs, the Director of the LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI) and Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Health Science at Life University (LIFE) presented on the Role of the Kinetic Chain in Injury Prevention in the Overhead Athlete at the 2017 American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Annual Meeting in San Diego, California held May 8-13. This annual meeting is one of the largest sports medicine meetings of the year, and Dr. Kovacs presented to more than 1,900 physicians who work throughout the country at every level of sport.

“This conference is a major educational event that brings the latest research and practical application to the medical community to help better train, treat and rehab athletes at all levels of sport in the United States,” says Dr. Kovacs. “It was a privilege to present alongside true pioneers in the industry and share the latest work that I have been involved with regarding the importance of the entire kinetic chain in the overhead athletes.”

The purpose of the conference was to provide medical providers at the pediatric, high school, collegiate, professional and senior levels with guidance on the identification, prevention and treatment of injuries and illnesses seen in athletes at all levels. Case examples, research reviews, injury updates of current recommendations; and methods for return to sport in common areas like injury reduction, concussion management and cardiac issues.

Dr. Kovacs presented information based around his work over the past few years working with overhead athletes (tennis, baseball and football). Some of the information covered is also from Dr. Kovacs’s two unique graduate classes he teaches at Life University titled “Technology in Sport” and “Recovery in Sport,” which provide students with the latest information about technologies and recovery research to help improve sport performance.

“The ability to share the information is one aspect of the symposium, but an even greater privilege is to be able to bring back to the LIFE campus the latest information in these areas and build upon the applied research and education we are performing at the LSSI, while also adding to the curriculum that is being taught to the students that we mentor here in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Sport Health Science,” remarks Dr. Kovacs.

For anyone interested in more information on the Sport Health Science Department and the degrees offered at Life University, visit LIFE.edu/Academics or call 800.543.3202.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

April 2017

LIFE UNIVERSITY HOSTS NATIONAL COACHING CONFERENCE ON MAY 22-24, 2017

Marietta, Georgia, April 28, 2017 – Life University’s LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI) is excited to partner with the United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE) to host the 20th Annual National Coaching Conference on May 22-24, 2017 on Life University’s campus in Atlanta, Georgia campus. This year’s conference, the highlight of the coaching education industry, will be centered on the theme of Coaching, Coach Education & Technology.

Attendees will network with the best coaches from the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. sports national governing bodies and other major sporting organizations; learn about the top technologies that help improve coaching; and understand the coaching industry and how to progress as a quality coach.

Conference Co-Chair Mark Kovacs, Ph.D., Director, LSSI and Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Health Science says, “The conference is focused on bringing together the top coaches and coach educators in the country to improve quality coaching practices, share best practices and provide a networking opportunity to learn from the brightest minds both in the academic world as well in the trenches working with athletes every day.”

The program will feature practical application of research-based coaching information and best practice models that demonstrate the integration of sport science knowledge related to athlete and coach well-being, development and performance at all levels of sport from participation through peak performance.

The conference will also host an Olympic Day Event culminating in an Opening Reception and a panel discussion with Olympic athletes.

Additionally, serving as the official launch of the United States Center for Coaching Excellence, the conference will feature many world class speakers, such as multiple Olympians, coaching educators, researchers, technology experts, educators and CEOs along with our renowned faculty that crosses over multiple coaching education disciplines. Representatives from major sports franchises will be in attendance.

Dr. Kovacs states, “The conference brings together the brightest minds in the world of coaching and education around improving the quality of coaching. Leading experts from many different sports governing bodies are presenting and attending along with the top researchers in the fields of coaching, long-term athlete development, youth sport, teaching theory and applied coaching.”

To learn more about the conference and to pre-register, go to www.CoachingConference.LIFE.edu.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S DR. RON KIRK WINS HIGHEST HONOR AT WFC DC 2017 CONFERENCE

Marietta, Georgia, April 5, 2017 – Dr. Ron Kirk, M.A., D.C., now adjunct faculty member in the Chiropractic Sciences Division at Life University (LIFE), received the World Federation of Chiropractic’s (WFC) David Chapman Smith Honor Award at the recent DC 2017 biennial conference. The award is the WFC’s highest honor. Dr. Kirk has been a part of the faculty of the College of Chiropractic at LIFE for 38 years.

Dr. Kirk is best known for his work organizing the Straighten Up spinal health promotion initiative. In response to receiving the award, he states, “Thank you to the many faculty, students, departments and administrators at LIFE who participated in developing Straighten Up. Team play carries the day!”

You can view Dr. Ron Kirk’s Straighten Up exercise videos on Life University’s YouTube page, YouTube.com/LifeatLIFE.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

March 2017

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S DR. MARK KOVACS PRESENTS AT INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) WORLD CONFERENCE IN MONACO

Marietta, Georgia, March 28, 2017 – Dr. Mark Kovacs, the Director of the LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI) and Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Health Science at Life University (LIFE) was an invited presenter at the prestigious International Olympic Committee World Conference on the Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport hosted by Prince Albert of Monaco at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo, Monaco (March 16-18, 2017). This is the top worldwide sports medicine conference held once every three years and includes the top researchers and clinicians that work with Olympic athletes.

“It was a real honor and privilege to present two separate lectures at this unique conference that brings together the top minds working in Olympic sport,” says Dr. Kovacs. “I was very grateful for the opportunity to present some of our latest work that we are conducting alongside Emory Medical Center, as well as some of my research with tennis athletes.”

The IOC Medical Commission organizes the conference that brings together the leading individuals in the Olympic movement from more than 50 countries. Dr. Kovacs had the opportunity to learn and share information with individuals from the leading sports federations and Olympic Committees from dozens of sporting nations. Some of the information he presented is from two unique graduate classes he teaches at Life University titled “Technology in Sport” and “Recovery in Sport,” which provides students with the latest information about technologies and recovery research to help improve sport performance and the reduction of overuse injuries.

“The ability to share our latest work is one aspect of the conference, but an even greater privilege is to be able to bring back to the LIFE campus the latest information in these areas, while building upon the applied research and education we are performing at the LSSI. We can also add to the curriculum that is being taught to the students that we mentor here in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Sport Health Science,” remarks Dr. Kovacs. “The connections through the Olympic movement also provide great contacts for students who may have an interest in working in Olympic sports in different areas of performance and injury prevention.”

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY RUNNING EAGLES MEN’S BASKETBALL CAPTURES FIRST MID-SOUTH CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP

Frankfort, Kentucky, March 6, 2017 – The No. 20 Life University men’s basketball (22-10) became the first school outside of Kentucky to win the Mid-South Conference Tournament with a 78-63 dismantling of the University of Pikeville (26-7) on Sunday, March 5.

Four Running Eagles finished with double-digit points. MSC Player of the Year Dalarian Williams followed up his historic 43-point game on Saturday with a team-leading 21 points, all coming in the second half. First Team All-MSC junior Zach Landis put up 15 points, five rebounds, six assists and three steals. Second Team All-MSC senior Jonathan Beausejour posted 14 points, five rebounds, an assist and a block. Junior Ivan Benkovich contributed 12 points, as well as five rebounds.

With Williams only playing two minutes in the first half due to foul trouble, Landis and Beausejour more than picked up the slack in the opening 20 minutes of the championship bout. Using a 12-2 run in the final 3:34 of the half, Life U took a 41-30 lead into the half.

The Running Eagles continued to ride that momentum in the second half, building a 21-point lead with more than 12 minutes left in the game. Pikeville managed to trim the lead to 13 points, but Life U had one final 16-4 run in them to close out the game and clinch the victory by a 78-63 final.

With the win, Running Eagles captured the MSC’s automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament at historic Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. They will find out where they are seeded and who they will play in the opening round on Wednesday, March 8 at 9:00 p.m.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

February 2017

LIFE UNIVERSITY WINS BIG IN 32ND ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL ADVERTISING AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST OF SHOW

Marietta, Georgia, February 28, 2017 – The Life University Marketing Department received 16 awards in the 32nd Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report. The Educational Advertising Awards competition is the largest, oldest and most respected educational advertising awards competition in the country. This year, more than 2,250 entries were received from more than 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools from all fifty states and several foreign countries. Life University was one of only 16 institutions that received a “Best of Show” award.

LIFE also received five gold awards, six silver awards and four merits for a variety of print, video and digital media advertising campaigns. Their four commercial series promoting the University that ran during coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics was the campaign that took home “Best of Show” in the television and advertising category.

For the complete listing of the 32nd Annual Educational Advertising winners, please visit www.educationaladvertisingawards.com.

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Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY TO HOST 2017 USA RUGBY COLLEGE XVs NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (VIA USARUGBY.ORG)

Lafayette, Colorado, February 2, 2017 – The venues for the 2017 USA Rugby College XVs National Championships and 2017 USA Rugby College 7s National Championships have been announced.

Four National Champions will be crowned in the XVs game at Life University in Marietta, Ga., May 5-7.

“We have been fortunate to partner with not only fantastic hosts and facilities for our major collegiate events, but rugby-mad communities that have shown support for our game time after time,” USA Rugby College Director Rich Cortez said. “Our student-athletes will be playing their best, and it only makes sense to have them play on the championship-caliber fields of these fine facilities.”

On the campus of Life University, the recently-upgraded Lupo Family Field has already hosted the 2016 Women’s Premier League Championships in addition to the home matches of Life U’s men’s and women’s collegiate programs. Featuring new press and luxury boxes, a seating area capable of holding more than 1,500 supporters, and locker rooms available to competing teams, Lupo Family Field will host eight games over the course of three match days.

Life U’s men are the defending D1 A champions and will be looking to defend their crown on their home turf. Life U’s women will likely be in strong contention for the D1 Elite (women’s) championship, having reached the 2016 Semifinals. Meanwhile, the winners of the DII Women’s and Men’s D1AA Spring Championships will face Fall Champions Davenport and Notre Dame College, respectively. The full competition format for the weekend will be announced at a later date.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S LIFE CENTER FOR SENIORS OFFERS DISCOUNT
MEMBERSHIP TO RETIRED MILITARY VETERANS

Marietta, Georgia, February 7, 2017 – The LIFE Center for Seniors (LCS) at Life University is announcing a 50 percent membership fee for retired military veterans of 55 years of age or older. Regular annual membership fees for the LCS are $40.00, so the discount price for veterans is only $20.00.

The LCS was established in 1995 to provide services to senior citizens in the community who are interested in lifelong learning, self-improvement, health enhancement and connecting with fellow seniors, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

The LCS is more than just a senior center; it is a mutually beneficial environment that includes involvement with Life University students, faculty and staff, as well as outside volunteers and organizations. Run by volunteer members, the LCS offers a variety of programs and classes. Eight-week courses offered in the winter, spring, summer and fall afford older adults the opportunity to learn about and actively engage in fitness, wellness, nutrition, cooking and more.

Membership benefits include:
• Participation in free guest lecture series
• Use of Life University state-of-the-art Wellness Center
• Use of the University’s Library
• Use of the University’s five-mile walking/running trails
• Discounted wellness and chiropractic care in the Center for Health and Optimum Performance (C-HOP) on the University’s campus – Free to individuals over the age of 65.

If you are 55 or older (or the spouse of a current member) and interested in improving your health, expanding your horizons and connecting with other mature adults in a learning and thriving community, contact the LIFE Center for Seniors.

LIFE Center for Seniors
(770) 426-2666
To sign up, visit LIFE.edu/about-pages/basic-information/life-center-for-seniors/ and click on the application listed under “Resources.”

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S SPRING LIFE VISION ATLANTA SEMINAR – APRIL 21-22

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S SPRING LIFE VISION ATLANTA SEMINAR – APRIL 21-22
The Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel Set to Welcome World-Renowned Speakers in Chiropractic, Business, Communication, Compassion and More for Life University’s Signature Seminar Event

Marietta, Georgia, February 22, 2017 – Life University’s (LIFE’s) flagship seminar, LIFE Vision, returns this April 21-22 for a two-day gathering of some of the greatest minds in Chiropractic, as well as experts in business, communication, compassion and more in Atlanta, Georgia. LIFE Vision is designed to bring current and future chiropractic leaders of all perspectives together to connect and re-charge. Come discover your life vision and celebrate our great profession.

The Spring 2017 LIFE Vision Atlanta is the biggest yet, bringing forth an array of diversified speakers under the seminar title: The Experience of LIFE. New this year, all registrants will gain access to a library of video modules covering how to discover, implement and manifest their personal and professional LIFE Vision.

Four pre-conference workshops kick-off Day 1, including:
1. “The Digital Practice Building LIVE Mastermind” (Dr. Jason Deitch, Dr. Beau Pierce and their panel of experts);
2. “Practice Building Essentials” (Dr. Cathy Wendland-Colby, Dr. Sharon Gorman and Dr. Eric Plasker);
3. “Communication is the Key” (Dr. Alex Vidan and Dr. Brad Glowaki); and
4. “True Cellular Detox” (Dr. Dan Pompa).

Then, two days of inspiring presentations will commence, featuring “Contemporary Science and Chiropractic” (Dr. Heidi Haavik; Dr. Dan Sullivan); “Chiropractic Philosophy to Create the Necessary Change” (Dr. Patrick Gentempo); and “The Truth Revealed” (Dr. Andrew Wakefield and Del Bigtree, producer and director of VAXXED) and Gwen Olsen, author of Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher.

Also, you won’t want to miss an exciting discussion regarding the amazing work of Vital Atlanta, “What is Possible for the Future is Now,” with Dr. Guy F. Riekeman, Life University President and friends

LIFE Vision will additionally include fun and inspirational entertainment by singers Bob Sima and John Stringer throughout the seminar; the President’s Black Tie Gala Dinner and Dance featuring Angela Reign and the Angela Reign Band; and a Special CA Breakout Program with CA extraordinaire Ms. Kim Klapp.

Early Bird pricing ends on Tuesday, February 28. To register today, visit LIFEVisionSeminars.com. If you have questions, call 678.331.4401 or email LIFEVisionSeminars@LIFE.edu.

LIFE Vision Atlanta Agenda Overview

Friday – April 21, 2017
Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.
Pre-Conference Workshops: 8:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Seminar: 2:30-9:00 p.m. Networking @ Tosca Blu Bar at The Renaissance Waverly 9:00-11:00 p.m.

Saturday – April 22, 2017
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
President’s Black Tie Gala Dinner and Dance in the Grand Ballroom at The Renaissance Atlanta Waverly: 7:30-11:00 p.m.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

January 2017

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S DR. MARK KOVACS PRESENTS AT
2017 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER SYMPOSIUM

Marietta, Georgia, January 12, 2017 – Dr. Mark Kovacs, Director of the LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI) and Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Health Science at Life University (LIFE), presented on the Latest Technologies To Improve Recovery, Nutrition and Sleep for Elite Level Soccer at the 2017 Major League Soccer (MLS) Medical Symposium during the 2017 MLS Player Combine. The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) hosted the 2017 MLS Medical Symposium in Los Angeles alongside the 2017 MLS Player Combine. This is one of the top annual events in the U.S. for individuals who work in elite soccer, and specifically with MLS teams throughout the country.

“This was an outstanding event that brings together the top minds working in professional soccer in the United States,” says Dr. Kovacs. “It was a privilege to present alongside The Chief Medical Officers for U.S. Soccer and the MLS, and to present to the MLS healthcare staffs (chiropractors, athletic trainers, physical therapists, strength coaches and medical doctors) who work with the various MLS teams throughout the country.”

The purpose of the symposium was to provide medical teams with guidance on the identification, prevention and treatment of injuries and illnesses common to the soccer athlete. The team approach was emphasized, using case presentations; injury updates of current recommendations; and methods for return to sport in common areas affecting the soccer population. Emphasis was also placed on the medical care of athletes, with attention to concussion management as well as recovery and nutrition.

Dr. Kovacs presented information based around his work over the past few years in soccer, which involved work with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and also work he has done with national teams leading into the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and soccer teams in the English Premier League and La Liga (Spanish League). Some of the information covered is also from Dr. Kovacs’s two unique graduate classes he teaches at Life University titled “Technology in Sport” and “Recovery in Sport,” which provide students with the latest information about technologies and recovery research to help improve sports performance and the reduction of overuse injuries.

“The ability to share the information is one aspect of the symposium, but an even greater privilege is to be able to bring back to the LIFE campus the latest information in these areas and build upon the applied research and education we are performing at the LSSI and also add to the curriculum that is being taught to the students that we mentor here in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Sport Health Science,” remarks Dr. Kovacs. “It also provides great contacts for students who may have an interest in working in soccer in different areas of health care, performance and injury prevention.”

For anyone interested in more information on the Sport Health Science Department and the degrees offered at Life University, visit LIFE.edu/Academics or call 800.543.3202.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

November 2016

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S DR. JANA HOLWICK ELECTED TO CCE COUNCIL

Marietta, Georgia, November 23, 2016 – The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) announced its 2016 Council election results on Tuesday, November 22. Life University’s Dr. Jana Holwick, dean of the College of Graduate & Undergraduate Studies, was one five elected members overall. She was one of three elected as a program member.

Individual chiropractic programs who comprise the membership of CCE vote on individuals elected as program members. Councilors conduct the business of CCE, including reaffirmation of programmatic accreditation for DCPs.

“I also serve on the Academy of Site Team Visitors and have been as member of the Academy for 11 years,” explains Holwick. “LIFE will now have two individuals serving on the council, myself and Dr. [Tim] Gross, who currently serves as chair of the Site Team Academy and on the Executive Committee of the Council.”

The CCE is the national accrediting Agency for Doctor of Chiropractic Programs within the United States. Accreditation provides assurances of educational quality and institutional integrity to governments, jurisdictional licensing and regulatory bodies, institutions, professional organizations, students, other accrediting agencies and the public at large. CCE maintains recognition by the United States Department of Education as the national accrediting body for Doctor of Chiropractic Programs and chiropractic solitary purpose institutions of higher education.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY TO LAUNCH BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN POSITIVE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL CHANGE (PHDSC)

Marietta, Georgia, November 29, 2016 – Life University will officially launch a new Bachelor of Arts degree in Positive Human Development and Social Change in the Winter Quarter, 2017. The Bachelor’s Degree in Positive Human Development and Social Change (PHDSC) is unique among Liberal Arts degrees in the country for many reasons. It was developed by Dr. Thomas Flores, Assistant Professor of Positive Human Development and Social Change, and Dr. Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of the Center for Compassion, Integrity, and Secular Ethics at Life University, to capture the original strength of a Liberal Arts Education, while preparing students for the rapidly changing economic, intellectual, cultural and social challenges of the 21st century. Other faculty across the College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies then contributed with additional syllabus design.

“As we were developing the program, we were doing lots of research on current approaches to Liberal Arts education, while at the same time, trying to address some of its deficiencies,” Dr. Flores notes. “We took notice of the now commonly acknowledged ‘skills gaps’ among millennials in relation to employment trends. Across virtually every sector of employment markets, the research shows greater demand for skills in more holistic critical and creative thinking; effective communication and conflict resolution; leadership and working in team structures; and cultural diversity. What used to be considered ‘soft skills’ are now absolutely necessary in the job market. We also honored the current meaning and life purpose trends for millennials to tie their education to social good and positive purpose in the world. This is fully in line with Life University’s values and mission, and that is a major reason that the administration championed the creation of this degree.”

The degree offers a cutting-edge interdisciplinary curriculum and educational model. “What ties the degree together is that it is not interdisciplinary for the sake of being interdisciplinary. Rather, all the courses feed into the same thread of inner development and sustainable social change, and the interdependent relationship between the two. The very name ‘Positive Human Development and Social Change’ embodies the University’s commitment to an education that leads to greater personal integrity and responsible global citizenship. The various parts of the degree fit together like puzzle pieces, all facilitated by the educational model,” adds Dr. Ozawa-de Silva.

The “three-in-three” educational model is unique in the world of higher education. Within the context of rigorous academic coursework and practice labs, students study and cultivate knowledge in three domains: personal skills, such as emotional intelligence and ethical mindfulness; social skills such as compassion, empathy and empowering communication; and systems-level understanding. They can also choose to concentrate in Positive Business, Positive Psychology, Contemplative Studies, Secular Ethics, and Peace Studies & Sustainable Human Flourishing, or can elect to do a general degree without a concentration. The practice labs help students deepen their understanding in the three domains through three levels of knowledge processing: received knowledge, to critical insight and, finally, embodied understanding.

The degree offers a unique perspective organized around the first of LIFE’s Core Proficiencies—integrity and citizenship—helping students to build capacities of ethical discernment and human flourishing in whatever path they choose but with a practical orientation to the skills they will need to succeed in the 21st century.

Life University has already begun offering elective courses within the PHDSC degree program, and students have responded enthusiastically. One student states: “The PHDSC degree challenges us to explore the world around us and to invent creative solutions for the social issues that are prevalent today. PHDSC gifts us with the language necessary to express the things that we see and experience in our daily lives, and through that language we begin the dialogues needed to initiate change.”

The PHDSC degree is housed with the Department of Positive Human Development and Social Change. It will prepare students for graduate work in various fields (such as Peace and Conflict Studies, Business, Management, Contemplative Studies, Leadership, Psychology and other fields. It will also prepare students for work in the following fields, as well as jobs in fields that have yet to be created. Some current examples include:
• Business, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Philanthropy, Non-profit, and /or Humanitarian work in any size NGO
• Teaching (with credentialing process), Social Work, Peace Research and Education, Ministry, or Life Coaching
• Creative Economies (Film, Music, Entertainment, etc.)
• Human Resources, Sales, Marketing, and Strategic Planning.
• With further training, meditation instructors, consultants, or developers of interventions that employ contemplative approaches and /or secular ethics in education, healthcare and other fields.

For more information, see: LIFE.edu/PHDSC.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

October 2016

LIFE UNIVERSITY INVITES EVACUEES FROM HURRICANE-IMPACTED AREAS TO ENJOY FREE FOOD, DRINKS, SPORTS AND MORE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

Marietta, Georgia, October 7, 2016 – Life University is opening its campus to evacuees from hurricane-impacted areas this Saturday, October 8 at Lupo Family Field. Attendees showing an ID from an impacted area will receive free admission to any of the four rugby or soccer matches taking place that day, as well as a free meal and drinks.

Evacuees can enjoy a well-needed escape on the University’s serene campus, and would even have the opportunity for free tours on walking/hiking trails and the well-admired 19th Century Village.

Sports Schedule for the Day:

11:30 a.m.: Women’s Varsity Rugby match – Life University vs. University of North Carolina

2:00 p.m.: Women’s Soccer match – Life University vs. Shawnee State University

4:00 p.m.: Men’s JV Rugby match – Life University JV vs. North Atlanta Rugby Club

8:00 p.m.: Men’s Soccer match – Life University vs. Shawnee State University

Directions to Life University:
Life University’s campus is located just northwest of Atlanta in the city of Marietta, Georgia.

Address:

1269 Barclay Circle
Marietta, GA 30060

FROM THE NORTH:

1. Take I-75 South to exit 263 for GA-120 Loop/S Marietta Pkwy toward Southern Poly
2. Turn right onto GA-120/South Marietta Pkwy SE
3. Turn left onto GA-3 S/U.S. 41 S
4. Turn right onto Barclay Cir

FROM THE SOUTH:

1. Follow I-75 N to GA-280 S/Delk Rd in Marietta. Take exit 261from I-75 N
2. Continue on GA-280 S/Delk Rd. Take GA-3 S/U.S. 41 S to Barclay Cir
3. Merge onto GA-280 S/Delk Rd
4. Take the exit toward US-41/Dobbins Arb/Marietta
5. Merge onto Spinks Dr
6. Turn right onto GA-3 S/U.S. 41 S
7. Turn left onto Barclay Cir

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S DR. MARK KOVACS RELEASES NEW BOOK ON THE LATEST METHODS TO TRAIN FOR TENNIS FITNESS

Marietta, Georgia, October 11, 2016 – Dr. Mark Kovacs, the Director of the LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI) and Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Health Science at Life University (LIFE), is the lead author of a new book titled Complete Conditioning for Tennis (2nd Edition), published by Human Kinetics. The new text is a comprehensive tennis training and conditioning resource written by former NCAA champion and sport scientist Dr. Mark Kovacs along with Drs. Paul Roetert (CEO of SHAPE America) and Todd Ellenbecker (VP of Medical Services for the ATP World Tour). These three experts created the only strength & conditioning resource endorsed by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). This gives direct access to the same conditioning routines used by today’s top professional players. The book includes more than 200 drills and exercises with 56 video demonstrations.

“As the modern game of tennis has evolved, physical training also has advanced to improve players’ performance on and off the court. This resource incorporates both on-court and off-court training concepts based in the sport sciences to help players, coaches, trainers’ parents and therapists improve performance and reduce the likelihood of injury,” commented Dr. Kovacs.

The book covers topics from the testing and assessment of tennis specific skills to the training of movement, strength, power, flexibility and tennis specific endurance. Specific chapters also focus on nutrition for the tennis athlete, recovery and injury prevention. Much of the information covered in this book is also covered in different ways in many of the classes that are taught at Life University and through our research and education efforts through the LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI.LIFE.edu).

Some of the game’s biggest names have high praise for the content of the book and the authors, most notably Billie Jean King (Former World Number 1, Winner of the Battle of Sexes, Humanitarian and Visionary Leader along with being the First Female Athlete to Receive Presidential Medial of Freedom). “Tennis is such a beautiful sport and such a physical sport at the same time. Drs. Kovacs, Roetert and Ellenbecker understand the science, performance and injury prevention aspects of making you the best tennis you can become. Complete Conditioning for Tennis has the answers you have been looking for to take your game to the next level,” remarked King.

For anyone interested in more information on the Sport Health Science Department and the degrees offered at Life University, visit LIFE.edu/Academics or call 800.543.3202. To learn more about the LIFE Sport Science Institute and the various research and educational offerings visit LSSI.LIFE.edu.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY HOSTS 2016 INTERNATIONAL TALK THE TIC COMPETITION

Marietta, Georgia, October 17, 2016 – The 2016 International Talk the TIC competition was hosted by Life University (LIFE) on Thursday, October 13, with the finals of the English competition taking place on Friday, October 14 at LIFE Vision Seminar. Ten institutions were represented: Barcelona College of Chiropractic; Cleveland Chiropractic College; Life University; Southern California University of Health Sciences – LACC; New York Chiropractic College; New Zealand College of Chiropractic; Northwestern University; Palmer University – Davenport; Parker University; and Sherman College of Chiropractic.

The winners in the Spanish division were as follows: 1st place – Fabiola Velez Colon – LIFE; 2nd place – Nepphtali Caban – LIFE; 3rd place – Tim Hartman, Sherman College of Chiropractic. Spanish judges came from as far as Columbia. The 1st place winner received a beautiful crystal award, $1,000. cash and a beautiful pediatric table donated by Dr. Joe Fiorino of Chirocept. The 2nd place finisher received a crystal award and $500 in cash. The 3rd place finisher received a cash award of $250.

The winners in the English division were as follows: Brock Jaeb – New Zealand Chiropractic College, who received a crystal award, $1000 in cash and a portable table donated by Techniques Tables of Ontario, Canada. He was also given $100 to offset the airline cost of bringing the table back to New Zealand with him. The 2nd place finisher was Megha Bagai – LIFE. She received a crystal award and $500 cash. The third place finisher was Bradley Francis – Palmer University –Davenport. He received $250 cash. All cash prizes were provided by Dr. Jason Deitch, Executive Director of Talk the TIC and CEO of AmpLIFEied. Standard Process is a proud sponsor of Talk the TIC.

LIFE provided the following for the competition: the venue; crystal awards; gift bags for every competitor and judge who came from different parts of the country; the competitor and judge recognition luncheon; complimentary registration for all competitors and judges to LIFE Vision Seminar; and dinner on Friday evening and for the President’s Luncheon on Saturday.

Dr. Deitch was impressed with the hospitality of the LIFE team, and the contest will make an unprecedented repeat appearance back at the University in 2017.

Congratulations to all students who participated. Thank you to all judges, with affiliation to multiple chiropractic institutions, who took time off from their practices to attend and judge the competition. Thank you to Head Judge Dr. Brad Glowaki for setting up the judging panel and managing the judging process.

Based on what was experienced with the student competitors, the future of the profession appears to be in very good hands.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY NAMES JAYME PENDERGAST AS NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Marietta, Georgia, October 26, 2016 – Life University (LIFE) announces the appointment of Jayme Pendergast as the University’s new Athletic Director, effective November 1, 2016. Pendergast, who came to LIFE in November 2014, served as Director of Athletics Compliance and Support from that date until July 1, 2016, when she was appointed to the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Support/Senior Woman Administrator. While continuing to serve in that role, Pendergast was named Interim Athletic Director on August 1, 2016.

“Jayme’s commitment and dedication to Life University, LIFE Athletics and most importantly, our student-athletes, is evident in everything she does,” explains Life University Provost Dr. Rob Scott. “Her experience over the past couple of years within the department and as the Assistant Athletic Director has prepared her for this role, and I’m confident that LIFE Athletics will continue to thrive under her leadership.”

LIFE’s Athletic Department has seen tremendous growth in recent years, adding eight new varsity teams in the past three seasons alone.

“I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to be the Athletic Director at Life University,” says Pendergast. “The Athletic Department has seen a tremendous amount of growth and success recently, and I am excited to continue working with the athletics’ and University staff to provide our student-athletes with the best possible experience. We have a great team of individuals that will continue to push a mission of education and excellence.”

Pendergast received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Miami University of Ohio before completing her master’s degree in sport psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She previously served as Assistant Director of Academic Support for Athletics at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina from August 2008 to January 2014.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

September 2016

LIFE UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES INAUGURAL PLANTING OF NEW COMMUNITY GARDEN WITH RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY ON SEPT. 14 — “Farm to fork” garden to grow skills of Nutrition Department, as well as source organic produce to Life University cafeteria

Marietta, Georgia, September 2, 2016 – Life University will debut its community garden on September 14 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. with an inaugural planting and ribbon cutting, along with refreshments and words from leadership. This event is open to the Life University community as well as the public.

The Nutrition Department at Life University is the primary caretaker of the garden, but volunteers from across the Life University community can participate in its care and success. Staff, faculty, students and their families are invited to volunteer, and can sign up at the event or at the Nutrition Department.

“A community garden will provide the opportunity for all Life University students to experience the cycles of nature, the patience involved in sowing and reaping, and the fulfillment of working together with community toward a common goal,” says Assistant Dean of the Department of Nutrition Denise Pickett-Bernard, PhD, RDN, LDN. “This experiential learning will bring alive on campus the cycle of ‘farm to fork.’”

Presently, the garden features six raised beds, with the potential to add more. At the ribbon cutting, primarily salad greens will be sowed, including arugula, braising greens, pak choi, Allstar Lettuce Mix and green crisp, as well as onions, carrots, radishes and beets. Produce was selected for the widest acceptance amongst students, as it will source organic vegetables to Socrates Café, Life University’s state-of-the-art campus cafeteria. Socrates Café is a 28,000 square foot facility, serving locally and organically grown food when possible.

The community garden will not only serve the café’s mission of serving organic food, but Life University’s overall vitalistic culture of health and wellness.

Event Details:

Life University Community Garden Inaugural Planting & Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday September 14, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Community Garden, Sport Health Science,
1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta, GA 30060

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY TO HOST 2016 BASEBALL & SPORTS PERFORMANCE CONFERENCE

Marietta, Georgia, September 9, 2016 – Life University is hosting the inaugural Baseball and Sports Performance Conference this November 19 and 20 in Marietta, Georgia. If you are a coach, athletic trainer, chiropractor, physical therapist or other sports performance professional, this is a must-attend event.

More than 10 major league teams will be represented, including the Atlanta Braves, with Director of Player Health Performance Andrew Hauser as a conference speaker. The Baseball and Sports Performance Conference is designed to explore natural performance enhancement and injury prevention strategies, both for the sport of baseball and for other overhead athletes. This conference, presented by the LIFE Sport Science Institute in collaboration with the Professional Baseball Chiropractic Society, will also provide continuing education credits through major associations and is a unique opportunity to learn and network with the best in the Baseball industry.

Learning Objectives:

• Developing Rotational Power
• Adjustment Techniques for Shoulder and Upper Thoracic Region
• Baseball-specific Shoulder Stability Training Program
• Adjustment Techniques for Lower Back and Hips
• Training the Overhead Athlete: The Importance of The Kinetic Chain
• Speed Training for Base Running
• Global Mechanical Assessment and How to Apply It to Athletes
• Lessons From Working In Professional Baseball — Panel Discussion
• Training the Young Baseball Athlete — Understanding the American Development Model
• Developing the Skills and Career Progression to Work in Professional and Collegiate Baseball — Panel Discussion
• Applied Clinical Neuroscience and the Application to Baseball
• Virtual Reality and Motion Reality and the Application to Baseball

For more information and to register, visit LSSI.LIFE.edu. Early bird pricing goes through Wednesday, September 14. View the conference brochure here.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

VITALATLANTA GRAND OPENING EVENT – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 – Innovative healthcare collective combines birth center, chiropractic, applied clinical neuroscience, psychotherapy, naturopathy and more to create whole-health wellness center in Midtown Atlanta

Marietta, Georgia, September 21, 2016 – VitalAtlanta, the unique collective of Life University Health Systems, Atlanta Birth Center, Shanna Jackson Psychotherapy and Counseling, and Intonu Wellness Naturopathic Medicine, will open its doors to the public, invited guests, community leaders and press on Thursday, October 13 at their Grand Opening event. From 3:00-6:00 p.m., the general public will have the chance to tour the state-of-the-art Midtown Atlanta facility before the main program begins at 6:00 p.m. Speakers will include Life University President Dr. Guy Riekeman, as well as leadership from VitalAtlanta and local community leaders during the one-hour main program.

VitalAtlanta’s family-oriented offices cater to whole health from birth to 100, offering midwifery care, chiropractic care, psychotherapy, naturopathy and more to create a groundbreaking whole-health wellness center in the heart of the city of Atlanta. VitalAtlanta will be a space where people can go for a myriad of whole-health services in all phases of life, from infancy and childhood to adulthood and beyond.

There is no facility in the world that provides all the services that will be provided by the combined offerings of VitalAtlanta. The mission of the VitalAtlanta collective is to help people from birth throughout life move from a treatment model to a model focused on optimal expression of one’s health potential. A main tenant of this mission is a respect for the body’s innate intelligence that from birth, without interference, can realize its full potential for a lifetime.

About the Collective:

Life University Health Systems – Midtown Atlanta
The leader in vitalistic health care, Life University Health Systems offers chiropractic care, Applied Clinical Neuroscience, vitalistic nutrition, functional kinesiology and positive psychology.

Atlanta Birth Center
The only accredited birth and health facility in metro Atlanta, Atlanta Birth Center offers comprehensive midwifery and birth services (including water births), gynecological care, prenatal care, lactation and nutrition, acupuncture, massage and more.

Shanna Jackson Psychotherapy and Counseling
Shanna Jackson, Ph.D., LPC, CPCS offers intensive psychotherapy to build self-awareness, promote pro-social behaviors and assess lifestyle management, and works with families who have experience loss and infertility issues.

Intonu Wellness Naturopathic Medicine
Rachel Marynowski, N.D., licensed naturopathic physician, focuses on whole health, offering tailored therapies such as detoxification, food allergy testing, hydrotherapy, botanical medicine and more.

GRAND OPENING EVENT
Thursday, October 13
3:00-6:00 p.m. Tours
6:00 p.m. Grand Opening Program
VitalAtlanta
1 Baltimore Place NW
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30308
Parking available in paid lot at VitalAtlanta facility. Lot accepts credit cards.

Learn more about VitalAtlanta at VitalAtlanta.com.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

August 2016

LIFE UNIVERSITY HOSTS ACT TRAINING WORKSHOP WITH STEVEN C. HAYES, PHD

Marietta, Georgia, August 5, 2016 – Life University is hosting Steven C. Hayes’ Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Training Workshop August 5-6 in it’s Center for Athletics and Sport Health Science auditorium. The ACT Training Workshop will help attendees to:

• Detect psychological flexibility processes in session
• Target flexibility processes at will
• Develop flexible and productive core intervention skills in ACT
• Conceptualize cases in terms of flexibility processes

Steven C. Hayes, PhD, is Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of more than forty books and nearly 600 scientific articles, his career has focused on an analysis of the nature of human language and cognition and the application of this to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering.

Hayes has been president of Division 25 of the American Psychological Association, the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He was the first secretary-treasurer of the Association for Psychological Science, which he helped form and has served a five-year term on the National Advisory Council for Drug Abuse in the National Institutes of Health. In 1992, the Institute for Scientific Information listed him as the 30th highest impact psychologist in the world.

His work has been recognized with several awards, including the Exemplary Contributions to Basic Behavioral Research and Its Applications from Division 25 of APA, the Impact of Science on Application award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY PARTNERS WITH ETSY.ORG TO INTEGRATE COMPASSIONATE INTEGRITY TRAINING INTO THE GOOD WORK INSTITUTE: HUDSON VALLEY CURRICULUM — Training Provides Small Business Owners and Community Leaders with Leadership Skills to Enhance Business and the Community

Marietta, Georgia — Tuesday, August 9, 2016 – Life University’s Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics (CCISE) has partnered with etsy.org’s The Good Work Institute to integrate its Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT) into the Good Work Institute’s Hudson Valley Fellowship Program.

The Good Work Institute (GWI) is an independent non-profit organization launched in 2015 by etsy.com through etsy.org. GWI’s mission is to develop business education programs that enable people to work in ways that regenerate their lives, their communities and the planet. The GWI Hudson Valley Fellowship program is a six-month, place-based program that brings together a cohort of entrepreneurs to develop leadership skills that impact their personal lives, enterprises, communities, the region and beyond.

“We build transformational business education programs,” says Matt Stinchcomb, Executive Director of The Good Work Institute. “But business is actually the Trojan horse. What we’re really doing is trying to help people to be humans and allowing them to express their humanity through business.”

Life University became involved with The Good Work Institute when Michael Karlin, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Life University and Associate Director of LIFE’s Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics, heard Mr. Stinchcomb describe the program at the Mindful Leadership Summit in 2015. At the time, The Good Work Institute was in the early stages of building its curriculum, a main component of which is teaching compassion and increasing an awareness of interdependence. Dr. Karlin saw an immediate connection with the work at Life University’s CCISE, stating, “we have a great deal of experience in creating and conducting research on programs that train the kinds of skills The Good Work Institute wanted to impart on its cohort.”

Developed by Dr. Karlin and his colleague, Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology at Life University and Associate Director of the CCISE, Compassion Integrity Training is a multi-part training program that teaches basic human values as skills based on the Dalai Lama’s model of secular ethics, an approach to the cultivation of pro-social values based on common sense, common experience and science.

The development of CIT has benefited from the leadership of Life University President Guy Riekeman, D.C., and Gerard Clum, D.C, Director of the CCISE and Life University’s The Octagon, a forum for global conversations on health care and the human condition. CIT was developed and honed after three years of The Octagon conferences focused on integrity, compassion and secular ethics. Through The Good Work Institute, CIT will be adapted to focus on harnessing business as an engine for social change.

As an experienced entrepreneur himself, Dr. Karlin said, “Unfortunately, the daily pressures of the business environment are often not conducive to personal and social wellbeing and can lead to unethical behavior by stakeholders. By providing training in such things as ethical mindfulness, emotional awareness, self-compassion, impartiality, interdependence and engaged compassion, we hope to help individuals find greater wellbeing and assist businesses to improve communication, increase innovation, decrease workplace tension and become more ethically engaged.”

Life University and The Good Work Institute’s partnership is a mutually beneficial relationship. CIT filled a gap in The Good Work Institute’s curriculum, while the partnership created the opportunity for the CCISE to productize its research and teachings. The collaboration includes intensive training days for two Good Work Institute facilitators, as well as the creation of a series of podcasts and recorded practices. Each month, the cohort studies contemplative practices to develop specific skills, as well as answers a series of journaling questions, before meeting as a group to participate in facilitated conversations and small group dialogues.

“Everything we’re developing is currently available online, free of charge, for people who want to listen to the podcasts and do the practices,” says Dr. Karlin. The CCISE team hopes to continue to develop this format, expanding it over time to establish more extensive training materials and programs. For those interested, they can download the podcasts at Compassion.LIFE.edu/CIT.

The GWI Hudson Valley Fellowship kicked off on June 16 and will end on December 16, 2016. Already halfway through the program, the compassion training has been well received by the cohort. “People are yearning for love in business, for compassion and affection in business,” says Erica Dorn, Managing Director of The Good Work Institute. “They are yearning to be themselves. We’re finding there is an awakening when we allow people to be fully expressed in their work; it is really good for them and really good for their business.”

Life University’s Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics (CCISE) is dedicated to developing and promoting empirically-based programs that foster the human values most conducive to individual, social and environmental flourishing through research, dialogue, education and community empowerment. To learn more about the CCISE and initiatives like Compassionate Integrity Training, visit Compassion.LIFE.edu. To hear the podcasts developed for The Good Work Institute, visit Compassion.LIFE.edu/CIT.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

July 2016

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S CHILLON PROJECT, A DEGREE-GRANTING PROGRAM
IN GEORGIA’S PRISON SYSTEM, TO START JULY 12 — Discussing with Director Dr. Brendan Ozawa-de Silva

Marietta, Georgia, July 7, 2016 – Life University’s innovative degree-granting and scholarship program in Georgia’s prison system, The Chillon Project, will officially begin on Tuesday, July 12.

“We have a very strong incoming class of 15 who we believe will not only flourish academically, but also go on to be leaders in promoting positive social change inside and outside the walls of Lee Arrendale State Prison,” says Dr. Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, program director of The Chillon Project and associate professor of psychology at Life University. Lee Arrendale, a women’s correctional facility located in Alto, Georgia, was selected as the initial facility to launch the program, which will offer Associate of Art degrees to incarcerated students, as well as offer scholarship opportunities to correctional officers.

The 15 incarcerated students were selected from a pool of over 60 applications, which were narrowed to 40 by an admissions committee of Life University faculty. Two faculty members then interviewed the 40 applicants before selecting 15 finalists for final review by Dr. Jana Holwick, Dean of the College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies at Life University. “The committee was looking not only at potential for academic success and accomplishment,” says Dr. Ozawa-de Silva, “but also leadership ability, dedication to service and ability to serve as representatives of the program within the prison and beyond.”

Applications for those who did not get selected will be kept on file to be used for next year’s application process, which will admit a second class of 15 students. Next year, The Chillon Project will also accept applicants from all of the Georgia state prisons for women, significantly expanding the scope of the project.

For the first 15 students, they will have computer and library access Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week at The Chillon Project’s on-site office. Classes will be offered in the evenings, with some daytime activities like guest lectures, workshops and tutoring. Besides for-credit courses students will earn toward their degrees, non-credit courses, such as the “First Year Experience” course in the first quarter, will prepare students for college-level English and Math courses as needed.

“Even though we are just now launching the actual degree program, we have already seen a transformative impact in the incarcerated community at Lee Arrendale as a result of Life University’s initiative,” says Dr. Ozawa-de Silva, speaking of a palpable excitement during the interview process. “One prospective student said that they often feel that they are separate and in their own world, cut off from the world of free people, but that by offering this program we had opened a window into their world … She said that this gave them a sense of hope, and that the value of that hope could not be underestimated.”

Dr. Ozawa-de Silva hopes The Chillon Project will do more than merely provide educational content; he aims for the program to recognize and honor the intrinsic human dignity of people in carceral settings, helping them reach their true potential. “We feel great gratitude to those who have enabled us to develop and implement this program – foremost, the Georgia Department of Corrections, the prison facility warden and staff, the Laughing Gull Foundation, and our private donors who sponsor incarcerated students,” says Dr. Ozawa-de Silva. “Of course, all of this would not have been possible without the incredible vision, commitment and dedication of our President at Life University, Dr. Riekeman, who has made everything possible for us to develop this program.”

About The Chillon Project
The Chillon Project is an undertaking of Life University’s Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics together with the Georgia Department of Corrections to introduce degree programs in Georgia’s correctional facilities. It is one of a handful of such programs in the entire Southeast. An innovative feature of The Chillon Project is the inclusion of scholarships for correctional officers employed by the GDC, as well as their family members, to also have increased access to higher education at Life University.

The Chillon Project will offer an Associate of Arts degree in Positive Human Development and Social Change, with the plan to expand this after three years to also offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Positive Human Development and Social Change. The Bachelor’s will be debuted for Life University students on the University’s Marietta campus as well.

Learn more about The Chillon Project at LIFE.edu/CCISE.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

June 2016

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S SPORT SCIENCE INSTITUTE PREPARING BONNIE VONA
FOR TENNIS MARATHON GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT — Army Mom Vona To Raise Funds for Military Scholarships in a 72-Hour Tennis Marathon Challenge Over July 4th Weekend

Marietta, Georgia, June 15, 2016 – The LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI) at Life University is designed to optimize sport performance, reduce injuries and maximize lifelong wellness through a combination of applied and clinical research, athletic performance and care, as well as give back through extensive community engagement. So when LSSI Director Mark Kovacs, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D, CTPS, MTPS, was approached by Bonnie Vona, competitive tennis manager and USTA official, about a Guinness World Record attempt for a worthy cause, he and the LSSI signed on to support her mission.

“I couldn’t have done it without [Life University]. First, it was Dr. Kovacs’ belief in me. When I approached him with this idea, he didn’t think I was totally crazy,” says Vona, who pitched her idea to Dr. Kovacs, a leading performance physiologist and sport scientist with a decade of experience working with elite athletes, while attending a tennis meeting.

The Guinness World Record attempt she proposed is not for the faint of heart. At 61 years old, Vona will take on an exhausting 72-Hour Tennis Marathon Challenge over July 4th weekend at the Montgomery TennisPlex in Maryland. She plays in support of ThanksUSA, a national charity that provides need-based scholarships for children and spouses of the U.S. Armed Forces. All proceeds from the event will go to the ThanksUSA Scholarship Program for military dependents. A mother of two women, one of whom is a First Lieutenant in the Army, Vona says, “Military families serve too, and ask for so little.”

The LSSI is assisting Vona as she prepares for her Guinness World Record attempt, including an in-depth physiological and biomechanical assessment to evaluate her current performance level. This includes body composition metrics, bone density, power production, aerobic and cardiovascular conditioning, as well as general strength and muscular endurance measurements. “The purpose of the assessment is to better understand the current level of the athlete and specific areas to focus on in preparation of the 72-hour challenge,” says Dr. Kovacs. “Working with elite athletes is a significant component of the Institute, and Ms. Vona is attempting to set a World Record while also raising substantial funds for a great Military charity. The combination of these two components fits perfectly within the Mission of the LIFE Sport Science Institute, and we are happy to be able to utilize our unique resources and expertise to make a major difference.”

Vona was pleasantly surprised when her query for assistance became thorough and leading-edge support. “I thought Dr. Kovacs would just give me some exercises and tell me good luck,” she says. “It was unbelievable to be invited to the Life University campus and to the Sport Health Science Department. The testing was eye-opening. I can tell I’m stronger, more flexible and have greater endurance.”

With 72 straight hours of play, Vona will need that endurance, subsisting on 5-minute breaks per hour to eat, use the restroom, hydrate and rest. Her biggest physical concerns are blisters and exhaustion. She expects to reach 44 matches at the Montgomery TennisPlex, surpassing the Guinness World Record number of 36 for most consecutive opponents in tennis singles.

What constitutes a “win” for Vona? “Kind of the Rocky syndrome – just making it through the 72 hours is my first goal,” she says. “But the real ‘win’ will be if this event raises national awareness for ThanksUSA.org and their scholarship fund. It would be very gratifying to generate funds for 25 scholarships ($3,000 each) for military families.”

To learn more about Life University, visit LIFE.edu.

Follow Bonnie Vona’s journey on Twitter at @10sBon. Register to attend or support her Guinness World Record attempt at: www.thanksusa.org/72-hour-salute.html.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

May 2016

DR. GUY F. RIEKEMAN PRESENTED WITH THE NEW BEGINNINGS CHIROPRACTIC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Marietta, Georgia, May 25, 2016 – At the New Beginnings Chiropractic Philosophy Weekend, held May 19-21, Life University President Dr. Guy F. Riekeman was presented with the New Beginnings Chiropractic Lifetime Achievement Award. This weekend was especially significant for New Beginnings, as they were celebrating their 25th anniversary.

“Dr. Guy Riekeman is by far the strongest leader that Chiropractic has today, bar-none,” explains New Beginnings Founder Dr. James Dubel. “There is no one more on-purpose and on-principle for the profession than Dr. Riekeman, and when it was brought before the 14-member New Beginnings Executive Board, it was a unanimous decision that he would receive this our lifetime achievement award.”

At the event, videos were shown from many chiropractic leaders around the world who took the time to acknowledge and congratulate Dr. Riekeman on the well-deserved honor, including ones from the presidents of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, Sherman College, Life West and many more. Also touching was the presence of his daughter, son-in-law and grandson, who flew to New Jersey for the presentation from their home in Colorado.

“I am very honored and humbled to receive the New Beginnings Lifetime Achievement Award,” says Dr. Riekeman. “All of the good things people said about me at the presentation were not only of my doing, but required a whole team dedicated to a common goal and purpose – spreading the profession of Chiropractic around the world. And although it feels great to reflect on everything we have accomplished thus far, I am even more excited about what lies ahead tomorrow and beyond in our journey.”

Dr. Riekeman’s accomplishments for the chiropractic profession are numerous, with some of the most notable including:

o Serving as the Vice President at Sherman College, the President and Chancellor of Palmer University System and current President of Life University.
o Creating the first ever chiropractic patient educational programs on video in 1977.
o Creating the first chiropractic college in South America in Brazil while president at Palmer College.
o Spearheading the first chiropractic programs in China, Italy and Costa Rica, potentially opening the door to Chiropractic for more than 2 billion people.
o Leading Life University to become the largest single campus chiropractic college in the world, as well as the thought leader in vitalistic healthcare and Chiropractic.
o Forming The Rubicon Group, a consortium of chiropractic educational educations that envisage universal access to chiropractic care for improved performance, the enrichment of life potential, greater health and well-being.
o Creating the first chiropractic care clinic in conjunction with Atlanta Birth Center.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

April 2016

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S NEUROLIFE INSTITUTE TO HOST INAUGURAL CONCUSSION AWARENESS & PREVENTION SUMMIT ON MAY 14

Marietta, Georgia, April 5, 2016 – Should your child play football? Do sports like soccer have the same risk level? What are the signs and symptoms associated with concussion, and what should you do if yourself or a loved one has had one? On May 14, 2016, the NeuroLIFE Institute (NLI) at Life University will host the inaugural Concussion Awareness & Prevention Summit, answering these questions and more about one of the hottest topics in health care.

Michael W. Hall, D.C., F.I.A.C.N., Executive Director of the NeuroLIFE Institute says, “In recent times, concussive injuries have taken the main stage in health care and popular press. Healthcare providers have long known the potential for spinal column, spinal cord and brain injury from violent force collisions. And concussive injuries don’t always occur from violent collisions — sometimes rotational or non-violent forces can injure the nervous system causing swelling, tearing of axons and altered function. Many people suffer from ‘brain fog,’ a generalized sense of ill-feeling, headaches, difficulty with focus, concentration, coordination and even their walking.”

With the latest information from industry experts and personal accounts from athletes, the Summit will offer prevention strategies and tips that parents, coaches, teachers, trainers and healthcare providers can employ to protect our community from the damaging effects of concussion. Speakers who are known worldwide for their expertise will discuss topics like “Concussions and Coaching,” “Is Everyone Predisposed Equally to the Outcome of Concussion?” and “Changing the Landscape of Concussion in America.” The Summit will also highlight some of the most leading-edge, innovative technologies along with current research involving the most effective methods of treating the concussed athlete.

The Concussion Awareness and Prevention Summit, which starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday May 14, is geared to provide education on concussion awareness and prevention to the entire community. Student-athletes, parents, coaches, educators, athletic trainers, chiropractors and medical doctors are invited and encouraged to attend.

For a $100 registration fee, the Summit will also offer continuing education opportunities for chiropractors and athletic trainers. Leaders in both fields will present groundbreaking information on current assessment and treatment trends, while also providing clinical tools and advice that you will be able to utilize immediately with patients. With the rapidly changing landscape of concussions, it is imperative that we stay up-to-date to provide the best care for our athletes and community.

Learn more about the NeuroLIFE Institute and the Concussion Awareness & Prevention Summit at NeuroLIFEInstitute.com.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S DR. MARK KOVACS ELECTED TO THE INTERCOLLEGIATE TENNIS ASSOCIATION (ITA) BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Marietta, Georgia, April 8, 2016 – Dr. Mark Kovacs, Director of the LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI) and Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Health Science at Life University (LIFE), has been elected to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Board of Directors. The ITA is the governing body of collegiate tennis and includes leaders in collegiate tennis as well as external members in education, business, law, medicine, sports science, technology, media, entertainment and philanthropy.

“The new Board of the ITA focuses on high level matters such as big picture thinking, strategic planning, fundraising for and endowment of the ITA, and helping enhance the visibility and stature of the ITA in the tennis world and the world of college athletics,” says Jon Vegosen, Chairman of the Board of the ITA.

Dr. Kovacs brings a unique perspective to the Board as a former NCAA Division I National Champion in Doubles at Auburn University, as well as his experiences as both an executive in a Fortune 50 company and as a sport scientist, researcher and coach. “I am very honored to be elected to the ITA Board of Directors. The individuals serving on the Board are leaders in a variety of industries, including University Presidents, Athletic Directors, CEOs of technology and media companies, and Wall Street money managers. Collegiate tennis was a major aspect of my life, and I am honored and excited about contributing to grow and develop collegiate tennis for the next generation,” comments Dr. Kovacs.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S DR. MARK KOVACS PRESENTS AT EMORY SPORTS MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM

Marietta, Georgia, April 13, 2016 – The woman who chose forgiveness over a lifetime of anger after her young son was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Two psychology thought-leaders on a mission to make compassion an integral part of business and leadership. The midwife at the helm of metro Atlanta’s first holistic birth center. These are just some of the speakers who will tell their unique stories at LIFE Talks World Congress May 12-13, 2016.

Life University will host the second annual LIFE Talks, a two-day seminar of storytelling and networking that was created to build a tribe of empowering leaders to create social change. LIFE Talks’ goals are for each participant to realize their soul purpose, make a transformational impact on the world, create social change for good and remove the interference to maximize their perfection within.

Ten expert storytellers will grace the LIFE Talks stage to discuss the theme of “A Life of Integrity,” bringing fascinating national discussions to metro Atlanta. LIFE Talks includes thought leaders in business and productivity; physical, mental and spiritual health; compassion; forgiveness; and environmental sustainability, all in the context of living a life of integrity from birth.

Beyond engaging stories and invaluable networking, LIFE Talks and its speakers offer “LIFE Talks Lifestyle Changes” (LTLCs) – empowering, useful tips that attendees can begin applying to their own lives after leaving the event. From healthier choices to mindful skill sets, LTLCs challenge attendees to be more than just listening ears, but activators of integrity in their own lives.

LIFE Talks will take place May 12-13, 2016 at Life University in Marietta, GA. Learn more and register at LIFETalks.org. Regular registration for LIFE Talks is $400. The VIP experience registration costs $600. Questions? Email info@LIFETalks.org or call 770-426-2674.

LIFE Talks 2016 Speakers

Anjli Aurora Hinman
Co-founder of Atlanta Birth Center
How we care for women during pregnancies and childbirth is fundamental to the human experience. At LIFE Talks, Anjli Aurora Hinman, co-founder of Atlanta Birth Center, will discuss the meaning of integrity from birth.

Michael Karlin, Ph.D. and Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Ph.D.
Associate Directors of the Center for Compassion, Integrity & Secular Ethics
Being an effective leader requires mastering personal and interpersonal skills not typically taught in business school or on the job. Join Dr. Michael Karlin and Dr. Brendan Ozawa de-Silva as they share their insights on compassionate business.

Barbara Loe Fisher
President of the National Vaccine Information Center
Author and human rights activist Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center, will speak at LIFE Talks about why utilitarian vaccine policy threatens truth and integrity in health care.

Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D.
Best-Selling Author, Motivational Speaker & TV Personality
Dr. Barbara De Angelis is one of the most influential teachers of our time in the field of personal and spiritual development. For the past 35 years, she has reached tens of millions of people throughout the world with her inspirational messages about how to create a life of true freedom, mastery and awakening. Dr. De Angelis will speak on “Relationship with Self, Others and Spirit.”

Michael Ben-Eli, Ph.D.
Establishing the concept of sustainability as the organizing principle on our planet is emerging as the most significant challenge of our time. Widespread use of the term, however, has led to growing ambiguity, At LIFE Talks, Dr. Michael Ben-Eli will present a new definition and a set of related core principles, as developed by the Sustainability Laboratory.

Drew Rubin, D.C.
Chiropractor & Speaker
“A baby is born at 37 weeks, had aspirated meconium and is now in the NICU. The doctors tell the parents that they have one of two choices: take him home and let him die peacefully, or follow their protocol and he’d live his life in a wheelchair, never walking, talking or taking care of himself. What would you choose?” Dr. Drew Rubin will discuss “The Third Alternative” to health care at LIFE Talks.

Scarlett Lewis
Founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation
On the morning of December 14, 2012, on the way to school, Jesse McCord Lewis stopped to write “I love you” in the frost on his mother’s car. Just hours later, Jesse was senselessly murdered in his first grade classroom; he was one of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. His mother, Scarlett Lewis, will discuss “A Formula for Choosing Courage and Love” at LIFE Talks 2016.

Guy F. Riekeman, D.C.
President of Life University & International Speaker
Guy F. Riekeman, D.C. is an international speaker, author, entrepreneur and president of Life University. Join him as he discusses “Integrity – Enjoying Life Twice.”

Bob Sima
Singer/Songwriter
Nothing connects people like music. Singer-songwriter Bob Sima will be performing at LIFE Talks. His performances are unique to each event, rarely making a set-list as he goes from foot-stomp to pin-drop, allowing his performances to invite a visceral embodiment of the music and message in a wide-open space of possibilities.

Gilles LaMarche, D.C.
Co-Creator of LIFE Talks & International Speaker
Dr. Gilles LaMarche will be the emcee for LIFE Talks 2016. An international professional speaker and accomplished author, Dr. LaMarche serves as Vice President of Professional Relations at Life University.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY ADDS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CULINARY NUTRITION
TO NATIONALLY TOP-RANKED NUTRITION DEPARTMENT — Degree balances culinary skills and nutritional science to produce adaptable graduates with health-oriented, diverse skill sets

Marietta, Georgia, April 25, 2016 – Life University (LIFE) is proud to debut its Bachelor of Science in Culinary Nutrition degree, enrolling this fall 2016.

In 2015, LIFE’s nutrition program was ranked in the Top 50 programs in the country by Public Health Online. The B.S. in Culinary Nutrition joins a robust department including a B.S. in Nutrition, a B.S. in Dietetics, an M.S. in Clinical Nutrition and one of the only dietetic internship programs in metro Atlanta. LIFE’s nutrition facilities include six state-of-the-art teaching kitchens and a professional demo kitchen and educational facility.

The Bachelor of Science program in Culinary Nutrition prepares students to respect food and the food system as an integral part of health and healing. Culinary Nutrition is an exciting interdisciplinary research-based field with biochemical underpinnings that form a framework on which creative culinary professionals hang their artfully designed recipes.

Graduates will be able to merge culinary nutrition skills with traditional business skills, such as entrepreneurship and technical writing, to lead the growing field of using food restoratively and therapeutically to promote vibrancy. Coursework focuses on culinary arts, functional nutrition, culinary nutrition, food science, sustainability, entrepreneurship and food service management.

Unique to Life University is its vitalistic philosophy that focuses on the innate abilities of the body to maximize its expression of health. Graduates of Life University’s Nutrition Department understand that nutrients feed the entire body, removing interference and allowing each person to reach their full potential of wellness.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition at LIFE.edu. Life University’s B.S. in Culinary Nutrition is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Career Opportunities for B.S. Culinary Nutrition Graduates:

• Food Industry Entrepreneur
• Food Industry Product Development
• Professional chef/sous chef/line cook
• Culinary Nutrition consultant (menu development private industry)
• Therapeutic or Spa Chef
• Private Caterer
• Personal chef/celebrity chef
• Food writing (blog, internet, cookbook, ghost writer)
• Health promotion consultant

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S DR. MARK KOVACS PRESENTS AT EMORY SPORTS MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM

Marietta, Georgia, April 26, 2016 – Mark Kovacs, Ph.D., FACSM, CTPS, MTPS, CSCS*D, USPTA, PTR, the Director of the LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI) and Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Health Science at Life University, presented at the 9th Annual Emory Sports Medicine Symposium on April 22-23, 2016. Emory Sports Medicine Center and the Emory University School of Medicine hosted the annual symposium, which highlights the latest information about sports medicine, performance and injury rehab. Other presenters included team doctors from the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, Georgia Tech and Emory University. Dr. Kovacs gave two impactful lectures: one on the latest sport science technologies utilized by professional teams, league and athletic departments, as well as a presentation titled “Where Rehabilitation Ends and Performance Training Begins.”

“This was an outstanding symposium that brought together some of the leading professionals in sports medicine in the greater Atlanta area who are experts in different aspects of performance and injury prevention,” says Dr. Kovacs. “The team doctors from the major professional sports in Atlanta were present, and it provided great dialogue and discourse about how to continue to improve the quality of care, training and rehabilitation for athletes at the highest level, as well as for the weekend warrior and youth athlete.”

The purpose of the symposium was to provide the most up-to-date information for professionals interested in the diagnosis and management of the shoulder, knee, ankle and hip, as well as other medical issues affecting athletes. The team approach was emphasized, using case presentations, injury updates of current recommendations and methods for return to sport in common areas.

Dr. Kovacs presented information based around his work conducted at Life University, which makes up a major part of his graduate class titled “Technology in Sport.” It is one of the few graduate courses in the country that focuses entirely on the latest technologies used in the training and rehabilitation of athletes.

“The ability to share the information to the greater sports community is one aspect of the symposium, but an even greater benefit is to be able to bring back the latest data and techniques in these areas to the Life University campus. This helps us build upon the applied research we are doing at the LSSI and also add to the curriculum that is being taught to the students that we mentor here in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Sport Health Science,” remarks Dr. Kovacs. “It also provides great contacts for students who may have an interest in working in different areas of professional and collegiate sport. It was also great to see a few Life University graduates in attendance at the Symposium who are now working with athletes throughout Georgia.”

Sport Health Science programs at Life University:
• B.S. Exercise Science
• B.S. Health Coaching
• M.S. Sport Health Science
• M.A.T. Athletic Training

For more information about Life University’s Department of Sport Health Science, visit LIFE.edu.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

THE RUBICON GROUP ANNOUNCES $20,000 (NZD) FUNDING COMMITMENT TO NEW ZEALAND COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC’S CENTRE FOR CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH Press Release via The Rubicon Group

San Leandro, California, April 29, 2016 – The Rubicon Group (TRG) is pleased to announce a funding commitment of $20,000 (NZD) to the Centre for Chiropractic Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, Auckland, New Zealand in support of a randomized clinical trial entitled “The Effects of Chiropractic Care on Functional Outcomes, Somatosensory Processing and Motor Control in Patients Who Have Suffered from a Stroke.”

The clinical trial will involve scientists from Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark, Riphah International University, Pakistan, and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

Participants in this study must have had a stroke at least 6 weeks prior to their involvement in the study and have ongoing neurological deficits due to the stroke. A crossover design will be used, and participants will act as their own controls. The study will compare the effects of a single session of chiropractic care addressing vertebral subluxations to a passive movement control intervention on outcome measures that assess sensorimotor function. The outcome measures for the trial will assess whether a single session of chiropractic care improves performance in the Timed Up and Go Test (TUG) and whether it increases muscle power, strength and cortical drive and reduces fatigue in stroke survivors who have muscle weakness. The TUG and measures of strength and fatigue are clinically relevant outcome measures in the assessment of stroke rehabilitation. The H reflex, m waves, strength, fatigue and v waves are clinical and neurophysiological measures that have previously been shown to change following chiropractic care, and they are also important indicators of changes in central nervous system function that are important for motor recovery following a stroke.

This trial will also assess motor unit recruitment pattern changes after chiropractic care. This will be achieved with multi-array EMG electrodes (Subject to the ability of the participant to move their own muscles). Other outcome measures will assess how the brain and target muscles communicate (EEG- EMG coherence) and will also assess which brain regions are involved with any changes that are observed in somatosensory processing following the chiropractic care session. Identifying the relevant brain regions involved will be assessed using somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) and a cap that has 62 EEG recording electrodes. In several past studies utilizing SEPs, it has been shown that adjusting vertebral subluxations can alter the way the brain processes and responds to sensory information from the upper limb. It was recently demonstrated, in an award winning international collaboration, that the brain changes that occur after a single session of chiropractic care take place in the prefrontal cortex.

The proposed stroke study will be the first of its kind, and groundbreaking, particularly if it’s possible to show that chiropractic care improves brain function and neuromuscular control in people who have suffered from a stroke.

The Rubicon Group is pleased to join the United Chiropractic Association (UK), the Australian Spinal Research Foundation and the chiropractic profession in New Zealand in supporting this study.

About The Rubicon Group
The Rubicon Group (TRG) is a collaboration of chiropractic educational institutions, emerging educational efforts and interested parties. The seven institutional members include Barcelona College of Chiropractic (Barcelona, Spain), the Chiropraktik Akademie (Dresden, Germany), Life Chiropractic College West (San Francisco, California, USA), Life University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA), McTimoney College of Chiropractic (Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK), New Zealand College of Chiropractic (Auckland, New Zealand) and Sherman College of Chiropractic, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA). Information about The Rubicon Group can be found at http://www.TheRubiconGroup.org. For additional information, please direct questions to: info@TheRubiconGroup.org.

About the Centre for Chiropractic Research
The Centre for Chiropractic Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic aims to explore the effects of chiropractic care on brain function, human performance, health, wellness and quality of life. More specifically, the objective of their research programme is to examine the impact of chiropractic care on brain function, and how this translates into improved proprioception, sensorimotor integration and better overall bodily control and function. Within this programme, they are not only exploring how chiropractic care may help restore dysfunctional central nervous system processes, but also whether chiropractic care prevents problems from developing in the first place. More information about the Centre for Chiropractic Research can be found at http://chiropracticresearch.ac.nz/.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

March 2016

LIFE UNIVERSITY, ATLANTA YOUTH RUGBY HOLD CELEBRATION
Press Release via ThisIsAmericanRugby.com

Marietta, Georgia, March 11, 2016 – Atlanta Youth Rugby (AYR) recently held its inaugural banquet in the Piedmont Room at the Park Tavern. Among the 160+ attendees were more than 90 youth players in uniform, from AYR as well as from neighboring clubs from Roswell, Newtown, and Alpharetta.

Since 2013, AYR has been sponsored by Life University (LU) both off and on the field. Current and past coaches include Life University players Colton Cariaga, Dylan Fawsitt, Zander Van Schalkwyk, Duncan Van Schalkwyk, and now Rachel Dorminy, Samantha Elmore and Sarah McCandless for AYR’s growing girls side. AYR Advisory Board Chairman Anton Forbes-Roberts said, “Life University’s generosity with time and resources has been absolutely fundamental to our success, and we look forward to an even closer partnership next year as we expand our offering to girls and younger ages.”

As one of the fastest growing high school sports in the country, rugby is finding roots in various metro areas at the youth level in order to serve as feeder programs for high schools and club programs. The mission of Atlanta Youth Rugby is to develop young men and women, with a goal of not only increasing their interest and love of rugby, but also to teach and mentor young minds through sport. As rugby continues to grow, opportunities increase for players looking to achieve even higher levels in collegiate programs, adult club programs, and even a new professional rugby league that has recently incorporated in the United States. Women’s Rugby has ben designated as an emerging sport by the NCAA. Atlanta Youth Rugby is the first step in this emerging pyramid of rugby development.

The banquet was a chance for the players and parents to show their sense of community and pride in our amazing sport. Now in its 4th year, AYR is entering a new phase of development. Said Forbes-Roberts: “This season has been one of planned growth according to defined objectives. Next year will be even more so as we create a true strategic plan and operational structure to take us to 2020.”

Dan Payne, LU Athletic Director and keynote speaker at the banquet said, “Developing and supporting youth rugby in and around the Atlanta area is an initiative we’re fully invested in. AYR is doing an amazing job growing the game at the youth level in the city of Atlanta. We all know how valuable our great sport is for using as a vehicle to shape and develop young boys and girls in all communities. We feel very honored and privileged to be able to do our small part in assisting the great work AYR’s leaders are putting forth.”

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

DR. MICHAEL BEN-ELI IS INDUCTED INTO THE INTERNATIONAL GREEN INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME — Press Release via The Sustainability Laboratory

Marietta, Georgia, March 17, 2016 – On March 9, 2016, at the 6th Annual International Green Industry Hall of Fame (IGIHOF) Conference and Induction Ceremony in Clovis, CA, Dr. Michael Ben-Eli, Founder of The Sustainability Laboratory, was presented with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award and inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Founded in 2008, IGIHOF is an international organization that recognizes excellence in the green industry—individuals and organizations that have contributed to reducing the environmental effects of industrial production—and showcases green industry’s current best practices. On an annual basis, IGIHOF seeks nominations from the public for individuals or businesses that are working toward a sustainable future.

Dr. Ben-Eli was happy to learn that the first inductee into IGIHOF was none other than Ray Anderson, a longtime friend of The Lab, and a member of The Lab’s Advisory Board before his death in 2011. Ray’s remarks to the audience on the occasion of his induction can be viewed here.

— Press Release via The Sustainability Laboratory

Dr. Michael Ben-Eli and Life University
Life University would like to congratulate Dr. Michael Ben-Eli on this achievement! The metro Atlanta community will have the opportunity to hear Dr. Ben-Eli speak at LIFE Talks World Congress on May 12-13, 2016 at Life University.

LIFE Talks hosts exceptional speakers from all over the nation who will discuss what it means to live a life of integrity from unique perspectives. It includes thought leaders in business and productivity, physical-mental and spiritual health, compassion, forgiveness, environmental sustainability, all in the context of living a life of integrity from birth.

LIFE Talks is about empowering you to create social change and make a transformational impact on the world, helping you become the best version of yourself. The congress is an annual event in Atlanta, GA; learn more at LIFETalks.org.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

February 2016

LIFE UNIVERSITY TO LAUNCH THE CHILLON PROJECT, A DEGREE-GRANTING PROGRAM IN GEORGIA’S PRISON SYSTEM

Marietta, Georgia, February 8, 2016 – Life University (LIFE) is proud to announce The Chillon Project, a degree-granting program for incarcerated students and correctional staff in the Georgia prison system – the only program of its kind offered by a college or university based in the state of Georgia since 1994.“We are ecstatic about seeing the partnership between the Georgia Department of Corrections and Life University move to the next level,” says Dr. L.C. “Buster” Evans, Assistant Commissioner of Inmate Services at the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC). “The administration and faculty from Life University have been proactive leaders in helping to advance educational opportunities for both officers as well as inmates who recognize that their future success is tied to educational accomplishment.” The Chillon Project is an undertaking of LIFE’s Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics (

“We are ecstatic about seeing the partnership between the Georgia Department of Corrections and Life University move to the next level,” says Dr. L.C. “Buster” Evans, Assistant Commissioner of Inmate Services at the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC). “The administration and faculty from Life University have been proactive leaders in helping to advance educational opportunities for both officers as well as inmates who recognize that their future success is tied to educational accomplishment.” The Chillon Project is an undertaking of LIFE’s Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics (

The Chillon Project is an undertaking of LIFE’s Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics (CCISE) together with the Georgia Department of Corrections to introduce degree programs in Georgia’s correctional facilities. It will be one of a handful of such programs in the entire Southeast. An innovative feature of The Chillon Project is the inclusion of scholarships for correctional officers employed by the GDC, as well as their family members, to also have increased access to higher education at Life University.

“Education in prisons transforms lives and communities by showing that incarcerated persons are first and foremost human beings with the same potential as anyone else to help themselves and others if only given the opportunity,” says Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, PhD, program director of The Chillon Project and associate professor of psychology at LIFE. “Higher education is the only effective way to drastically reduce recidivism, and incarcerated persons who earn a Bachelor’s degree while in prison have recidivism rates of less than 3 percent, compared to rates of up to 70 percent for the general population.”

Guy F. Riekeman, D.C., President of Life University, and Dr. Ozawa-de Silva have shared LIFE’s unique curriculum plans and initiatives such as The Chillon Project with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. At the end of December 2015, they received a letter from the Dalai Lama commending LIFE’s commitment to positive social change. “As someone who believes strongly in the possibility and potential of individuals to change, I feel that the focus of a society’s justice system should always be on rehabilitation rather than punishment,” writes the Dalai Lama. “I therefore support initiatives that provide prisoners with opportunities to pursue education and personal development and in doing so benefit society as well. I am delighted to hear that Life University and its Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics, through a program they call ‘The Chillon Project,’ has now developed a degree program for people imprisoned in the state of Georgia.”

Pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), The Chillon Project will offer an Associate of Arts degree in Positive Human Development and Social Change, with the plan to expand this after three years to also offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Positive Human Development and Social Change. The Bachelor’s will be debuted for LIFE students on the University’s Marietta campus as well.

The curriculum, based on the concept of secular ethics, is a rigorous interdisciplinary degree focused on providing the skills and knowledge necessary for creating positive and sustainable social change. It includes coursework in positive psychology, business and social entrepreneurship, peace studies and other disciplines. It also includes lab components for the cultivation of inner values, emotional and social intelligence, and contemplative practice.

Named for Lord Byron’s poem “The Prisoner of Chillon” – a poem often cited by Life University’s founder, Dr. Sid E. Williams – The Chillon Project will enroll 15 incarcerated students at the Lee Arrendale State Prison in Alto, Georgia during its initial year, and, additionally, Life University will provide scholarships to 15 Lee Arrendale State Prison correctional staff or their family members. Enrollment will increase in subsequent years, and the program will be opened to incarcerated women throughout the state. Life University, which operates on a quarter system, anticipates launching the program officially in the spring or summer quarter of 2016.

With the tagline “the not-so-little University that is changing the world,” Life University aims to impact social change with innovative initiatives such as The Chillon Project. “We are convinced that there is a better way to handle incarceration, and are grateful to the GDC and to Governor Deal for this opportunity,” says Dr. Riekeman, President of Life University. “Our hope is that what we are doing in Georgia and at Life University will become a model for other states and universities to follow.”

LIFE’s Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics (CCISE) is dedicated to developing and promoting empirically-based programs that foster the human values most conducive to individual, social and environmental flourishing through research, dialogue, education and community empowerment. To learn more about the CCISE and initiatives like The Chillon Project, visit http://www.LIFE.edu/CCISE.

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Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

PARTNERS IN EDUCATION: LIFE UNIVERSITY AND MARIETTA HIGH SCHOOL

Marietta, Georgia, February 24, 2016 – Life University signed a formal partnership agreement with Marietta High School (MHS) on Monday to identify opportunities and create initiatives that support greater student learning and success. The new partnership is part of a broader “Partners in Education” initiative sponsored by the Cobb Chamber, the Cobb County School District and Marietta City Schools to match businesses and organizations with K-12 schools to provide extra funding, unique services and volunteer support.

“With Move on When Ready [Act] and Senate Bill 2, we wanted to make sure we had something in place for all of our students who have a career-minded or college focus,” explains Dean Yoder, assistant principal and CTAE supervisor at MHS. “We looked around the area and saw the perfect set-up with Life University, Kennesaw State, Georgia Highlands and Chattahoochee Tech. Every university represented today has something to hold for our students, so the future for our students is solid.”

Under the new yearlong agreement, Life University will collaborate in activities associated with MHS’s Career Pathways, athletic programs and non-Career Pathway classes. MHS will promote Life University throughout the their campus community, while also informing the Marietta and statewide communities of the value of Life University.

“Life University has stepped up in so many ways to support the community and Marietta City Schools previously that it would really be a disservice to the whole meaning of what we are trying to do if LIFE weren’t included,” says Superintendent of Marietta City Schools Dr. Emily Lembeck.

Currently, Life University has a group of MHS students scheduled to tour the campus in March and work with faculty in the Department of Natural Sciences, among other initiatives in the works.

“Collaborations with Marietta High School through Partners in Education are an important opportunity for students in Cobb County, and particularly in Marietta High School,” notes Life University Provost Dr. Rob Scott. “Life University’s unique perspective as a healthcare institution allows students the opportunity to approach challenging problems in society through the lens of Vitalism. It allows them to come at the solutions from a different angle than conventional approaches, and I think that’s a real plus for a Life University graduate as they go out into the workforce.”

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE SPORT SCIENCE INSTITUTE AND LIFE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH BEING UTILIZED TO DETERMINE THE NEXT GENERATION OF PROFESSIONAL TENNIS PLAYERS

Marietta, Georgia, February 26, 2016 – Over the past few months, the LIFE Sport Science Institute has worked collaboratively with the department of Sport Health Science, the Office of Sponsored Research & Scholarly Activity and students in the College of Chiropractic to produce two impactful studies looking at the pathway to achieve success in Men’s and Women’s professional tennis. Dr. Mark Kovacs, the Director of the LIFE Sport Science Institute and Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Health Science, led both projects that were published recently in the Journal of Medicine and Science in Tennis. Dr. Ron Hosek in the Office of Sponsored Research & Scholarly Activity was also a major contributor to the research projects.

Both published studies research the careers of the Top 100 players in the world in both the Associated Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Rankings and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) World Rankings. The research reviewed data from every match the athletes played back to their junior career. The purpose was to highlight the pathway to achieve a top professional ranking and the timeline to achieve various age and level milestones. Advanced statistical procedures were used to evaluate various pathways to success.

The benefits of this research was to help national sports federations determine how to best allocate resources, set tournament schedules and provide invaluable information for determining the most likely pathways to achieve career progression. This research has already been adopted by top tennis federations throughout the world to help in the development of the next generation of top professional players.

“This groundbreaking research is time and labor intensive, yet is very important to determine most likely pathways to achieve career success in the sport of tennis. Our research team here at Life University has contributed to analytics research that is changing the sport,” remarked Dr. Kovacs.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

January 2016

LIFE UNIVERSITY ENGLISH PROFESSOR DR. MICHAEL MONTGOMERY WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR SCREENPLAY

Marietta, Georgia, January 13, 2016 – Though Life University (LIFE) is primarily associated with the health sciences, its core undergraduate curriculum contains traditional communication and humanities courses you’d see at a liberal arts college. Dr. Michael Montgomery, English professor at LIFE, is one of the hidden artistic gems at the University, having taught at the institution for more than 19 years in the Natural Sciences and General Education Department.

An avid writer, Dr. Montgomery has published several books, ranging from fiction and poetry collections to film criticism. But recently, it was one of his scripts, titled “Neema and Sid Go Totally Off Grid,” which was named Best Original Feature Screenplay at the Back in the Box Competition in Los Angeles. The international competition is sponsored by Fernleif Productions. All Back in the Box screenplay winners can be seen here.

“’Neema and Sid’ is sort of a ‘Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ for Millennials,” says Dr. Montgomery, “but the characters also have their serious side. Sid is kind of a Juno MacGuff, and Neema has the social conscience of a Malala Yousafzai.”

The win at Back in the Box was not the only first-place finish last year for Dr. Montgomery. His feature script “The Chaos Makers” won the medal for Best Screenplay – Sci Fi at Fandom Fest Comic-Con in Louisville, one of the largest science fiction gatherings in the U.S. He has since turned “The Chaos Makers” into a series which he hopes one day can make it on the small or big screen.

LIFE is proud of Dr. Montgomery and the positive recognition he has received for his creative endeavors.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

LIFE UNIVERSITY’S DR. MARK KOVACS PRESENTS AT 2016 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER SYMPOSIUM

Marietta, Georgia, January 20, 2016 – Dr. Mark Kovacs, the Director of the LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI) and Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Health Science at Life University (LIFE) presented data on Periodization and Scheduling for Elite Level Soccer at the 2016 Major League Soccer (MLS) Medical Symposium during the 2016 MLS Player Combine. The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) hosted the 2016 MLS Medical Symposium in Ft. Lauderdale alongside the 2016 MLS Player Combine. This is one of the biggest annual events in the U.S. for individuals who work in elite soccer, and specifically with MLS teams throughout the country.

“This was an outstanding symposium that brought together the top minds working in professional soccer in the United States,” says Dr. Kovacs. “The Chief Medical Officers for U.S. Soccer, the MLS and NCAA all spoke during this symposium, and every MLS healthcare staff (chiropractors, athletic trainers, physical therapists, strength coaches and medical doctors) was represented to help improve the quality of training and rehabilitation in the soccer industry.”

The purpose of the symposium was to provide medical teams with guidance on the identification, prevention and treatment of injuries and illnesses common to the soccer athlete. The team approach was emphasized, using case presentations; injury updates of current recommendations; and methods for return to sport in common areas affecting the soccer population, including injuries to the knee and ankle. Emphasis was also placed on the medical care of athletes, with attention to concussion management, arterial injuries and exertional compartment syndromes.

Dr. Kovacs presented information based around his work over the past few years in soccer, which involved work with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and also work he has done with national teams leading into the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and soccer teams in the English Premier League and La Liga (Spanish League).

“The ability to share the information is one aspect of the symposium, but an even greater privilege is to be able to bring back to the LIFE campus the latest information in these areas and build upon the applied research we are doing at the LSSI and also add to the curriculum that is being taught to the students that we mentor here in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Sport Health Science,” remarks Dr. Kovacs. “It also provides great contacts for students who may have an interest in working in soccer in different areas of health care, performance and injury prevention.”

For anyone interested in more information on the Sport Health Science Department and the degrees offered at Life University, visit LIFE.edu/Academics or call 800.543.3202.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

THE RUBICON CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 11-13, 2016
The Rubicon Conference to Bring Together Leaders in Chiropractic and Chiropractic Education to Discuss Current Circumstances of the Profession and the Practitioner

Marietta, Georgia, January 27, 2016 – The Rubicon Conference is a collaborative effort involving Life University, Life Chiropractic College West, McTimoney College of Chiropractic, New Zealand College of Chiropractic and Sherman College of Chiropractic, as well the McTimoney Chiropractic Association, the Scottish Chiropractic Association and the United Chiropractic Association. The program is designed to offer something for your mind, your heart, your hands and your spirit! It will be held at the Park Inn at Heathrow Airport in London, England on Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13.

You can look forward to enjoying a faculty of world-class teachers, scholars and clinicians. And while the faculty and the program content are spectacular, the program format will help to make the delivery of the conference even more exciting and meaningful. The main program (March 12-13) will be offered in a fast-paced, TED Talks-style format with a series of 30-minute presentations throughout the two days.

In addition to the main program, there will be an early-bird program on Friday March 11, 2016 with a series of 90-minute workshops allowing for extended time with each faculty member (Drs. Haavik, Hall, Rosa, Ozawa-de Silva, Scott/Koch) in a more intimate setting.

Presenting Faculty

• Heidi Haavik, D.C., Ph.D. and Michael Hall, D.C., FACN: The leading researchers and clinicians in neuroscience and Chiropractic.

• Scott Rosa, D.C. will offer stunning imaging of the direct biomechanical effects of upper cervical adjusting – demonstrating before and after imaging revealing immediate changes in cerebrospinal fluid flow following an atlas subluxation correction.

• Monica Greco, Ph.D., Goldsmiths, University of London, will be speaking on “The Vitality of Vitalism,” and Professor Dejan Rakovic, University of Belgrade, will be discussing quantum mechanics and healing, each from their positions as respected academics at world-class universities.

• The program will also include a track presenting the latest information and applications of compassion and forgiveness science presented by Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics (CCISE), Life University and Mr. Richard Moore, founder and president of “Children in Crossfire,” a global charity based in Derry, Northern Ireland. Mr. Moore is referred to by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as “his hero” for his work in forgiveness and compassion.

• Drs. Rob Scott and David Koch will be presenting on contemporary chiropractic philosophy and its consistency with practice in the 21st century.

• Things will come full circle from a chiropractic perspective with presentations by Drs. Guy Riekeman, Ed Cordero, Christina Cunliffe, Brian Kelly, Phil McMaster, and Adrian Wenban, the presidents/principals of the chiropractic programs involved. They will provide their perspectives on the future of the chiropractic profession.

If you register for the main program (Saturday, March 12-Sunday, March 13), the early-bird program (Friday, March 11) is available to you at NO additional cost. If you are unable to attend the main program, a separate registration fee is available for the Friday early-bird program.

Of course, students attending any chiropractic program will be welcome to participate at a greatly reduced student registration fee. There is also an early registration rate available for all categories of registrants through February 1, 2016.

To learn more about the speakers, the program and the registration process, visit www.TheRubiconConference.com.

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About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.