November 2011 President's Message

Breathe of Aire Chorale

It's November and there is no better time to give thanks for all that we have and all that we're accomplishing at Bastyr University. Among our recent highlights:

Economic Impact on the Community

Bastyr University just received the results from a new study that showed that its economic impact on the local community in 2010 was more than $136 million with an additional $30 million impact as a result of the construction of our LEED platinum-certified Student Village housing project.

As the University fulfills its mission to educate future leaders in the natural health arts and sciences, it also serves as a significant economic engine for our local community, county and state. We are proud that Bastyr University, which began more than 30 years ago as a fledgling professional school with about 30 students, has experienced the type of growth reported in this important study.

Founders' Day Gala

On November 5, 2011, we will hold our annual Founders' Day Gala to honor our founders, give tribute to our legacy and celebrate our accomplishments along with the people who achieved them.

Emmy Award-winning KIRO-7 main anchor Angela Russell will be the host, and the event promises to be a wonderful time for a good cause: The money raised will go toward student scholarships.

Holiday Concerts in the Chapel

As we surge toward the end of the calendar year, we invite you to celebrate the winter holidays with us by attending two concerts in the elegant Bastyr University Chapel. As a gift to the community, we will again sponsor a free concert by Breath of Aire on December 9. On December 11, the Everett Choral Society will also grace the chapel with melodic holiday music as a benefit for the Chapel Organ Fund.

Though we're approaching 2012, there is still time to enjoy what Bastyr University has to offer in 2011. In this season of Thanksgiving, I am grateful to everyone in the Bastyr University community for your continued support in making our school the best place to study the natural health arts and sciences in the country.

In Health,

Daniel K. Church, PhD
Bastyr University President



Portraits of the mission

Bastyr University Continues Tradition with Annual Founders’ Awards Dinner

Bastyr University will continue the tradition of honoring alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends who have distinguished themselves through outstanding professional and personal achievement as well as loyal service to the University and the field of natural health science with its 2016 Founders’ Awards Fundraising Dinner.
Blood sugar testing kit

Expanded Services for Diabetes & Cardiovascular Wellness

Dr. Brendan Smith, ND, discusses the more holistic approach to diabetes and cardiovascular care that the Bastyr Clinic for Natural Health offers patients.

Tracy W. Gaudet, MD speaking at Bastyr graduation ceremony

VA Leader Focusing on Patient-Centered Care

Tracy W. Gaudet, MD, the principal speaker at Bastyr University’s 35th Annual Commencement Exercises, discusses her vision for the future of health care as executive director of the Veterans Affairs Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation.

Students Rally for Medicare Inclusion in Washington, DC

Nearly 150 naturopathic medicine supporters from around the country spoke with Congress about Medicare inclusion at the annual DC Federal Legislative Initiative (DC FLI) in May.

In the Media

Natural Benefits of Eucalyptus

September 8Natural Benefits of Eucalyptus:

Jenn Dazey, ND discusses the natural benefits of eucalyptus on page 24 of the April 2020 edition of Prevention Magazine.

Pacific County Program Manager

March 5Health Department Expands Services, brings new People Aboard:

Stephanie Michael, a registered dietician nutritionist, was hired as the county’s Health Services Program manager, and is on the front lines of the COVID-19 response in Pacific County

February 27Seattle Based Organization Expands Awareness About Naturopathic Medicine: Welcomes Dr. Joe Pizzorno To Board Of Directors:

The Institute of Natural Medicine announces that Dr. Joe Pizzorno has joined their Board of Directors