November is a Time to Give Thanks

Friday, November 1, 2013

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A number of celebrations and gatherings highlight this month's happenings at Bastyr.

Fall leaves are backlit by the sun.

November is a month to give thanks for what we have. At Bastyr University, there is much for which we are thankful. Here is a quick look at the festivities going on this month and why it promises to be a November to remember.

Founders’ Day Dinner

As we do every year, this November we honor the founders of our University, recognize those who are currently giving so much to the natural medicine community and highlight those whose futures in the profession look bright (through student scholarships) – all in the same night. Our annual Founders’ Day Dinner takes place Saturday, November 2, and I am confident that those who attend will be inspired, informed and entertained. This is a big night for the Bastyr community, one in which we get a chance to celebrate our numerous accomplishments. A special thank you and congratulatory note to all of this year’s winners!

Bastyr University Clinic Open House

Bastyr University California’s campus continues to grow at a rapid pace. In operation for a little more than a year, the school is already diving into year two with gusto and is excited to showcase the newly renovated teaching clinic at the San Diego campus. A free open house November 9 celebrates the facility and is open to the public. Activities will include clinic and campus tours, healthy cooking demonstrations, free health screenings, faculty presentations, light refreshments, giveaways and special offers. Be sure to stop by if you are in the neighborhood.

Living Naturally Talks

Our popular Living Naturally Talks continue this month at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, our Seattle teaching clinic. These free talks, which are open to the public, focus on a wide range of health topics sure to interest the masses. The next talk on November 14 will provide tips on “Dealing with Depression Naturally” by Amy Davis, PsyD, and Maeghan Culver, ND, followed by a fun and informative workshop on “How to Make Healthy Holiday Snacks” on December 7.

Breath of Aire Concert

It’s not too early to mark your calendars for our annual free holiday concert performed by Breath of Aire. On December 13 the Bastyr Chapel is the place to be for this end-of-year tradition –– one that my wife, Lorinda, and I look forward to hosting for the Bastyr community and our friends, neighbors and guests.

We hope that you have as much to be thankful for as we at Bastyr do, and we welcome you to join us for the myriad gatherings and celebrations we have planned this November.  

Daniel K. Church, PhD
Bastyr University President