Let it snow. #thisisregis (at Regis University)
Throwback Thursday: inside the old biology lab in Main Hall.
Learn more about our biology program today:http://bit.ly/1mZPzdR
#thisisregis photo by @themoreno77 (at Regis University)
Happy Blue & Gold Friday from the newest member of the School of Physical Therapy. JJ joined us this week as the newest service dog-in-training. He’s a little disappointed about not having as many friends to play with during spring break.
JJ is not the first service dog raised by PT students. For the past 18 months the school helped in raising Éclair, another yellow lab. Éclair has since moved on to her next phase of service training in California.
The School of Physical Therapy believes these projects can help students to better understand their future patients, as well as create a stronger sense of community.
To read more about the project visit regis.edu.
With the signing of 7-year-old Daisy Walsh to Regis’ women’s lacrosse team on Monday, Regis became the first university in the region to partner with Team IMPACT, a nonprofit that pairs children facing life-threatening illnesses with university sports teams nationwide.
Regis is the first university in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) to sign a player through Team IMPACT, which has been matching children and teams since 2011. The nonprofit, based in Massachusetts, aims to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses by utilizing the support, camaraderie and fun offered through sports teams. Team IMPACT, which stands for Inspire, Motivate and Play Against Challenges Together, also notes the inspiring strength and resilience the children bring to the teams they are paired with. Regis’ RMAC representative, Ellen Augsburger, said Regis is piloting the program in the west and will hopefully pave the way for more partnerships in the future.
Daisy, who is undergoing treatment for a type of brain cancer called medulloblastoma at the Children’s Hospital of Denver, will participate in team activities, join the team at games, and experience life as a college lacrosse player. She and her family – big sister Isabella, mom Natalie and dad Don – were welcomed to the team with a well-attended press conference, complete with a formal signing of her letter of intent. Prior to the conference, she got a taste of team life when players showed her the locker reserved just for her. During the conference, she and Isabella were given team shirts, and members of the team posed several hard-hitting questions, including asking Daisy’s favorite color – white – and her favorite animal – pigs.
Natalie Walsh, Daisy’s mother, said Daisy and the entire Walsh family are delighted to be a part of the team. She called Daisy, who was diagnosed in April 2013 and is currently undergoing chemotherapy, “our hero,” and said like other little girls, she enjoys “shiny things, cupcakes, and her big sister.”
“It’s been a difficult journey,” she said. “Thank you for this opportunity.”
To follow Daisy’s journey, use the tag #DaisyatRegis
Regis University has earned membership in the United States Environmental Protection Agency 2014 Green Power Leadership Club for the fifth consecutive year. In meeting the Leadership Club requirements, Regis joins an elite group of organizations demonstrating exemplary environmental leadership.
From the VOC-free paint on the walls and carpets made of recycled materials to buildings stocked with 100 percent recycled paper products, Regis demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainability. In the last 14 years, Regis has instituted more than 50 practical initiatives to reduce University’s carbon footprint. One of the most impactful projects is an agreement with Community Energy, Inc., which offsets the University’s use of fossil fuels 100 percent using wind energy credits.
“This initiative puts our university at the forefront of the greening of universities,” said Mike Redmond, associate vice president of Physical Plant. “With the help of our student body, faculty and staff and senior leadership, the strategic direction of the university can move further down this wonderful path.”
Throwback Thursday. The 1969 ski team. #thisisregis #tbt
Back at home base.