Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Legacy 2012

Congratulations to all of the presenters at the 2012 Senior Legacy Symposium! The Senior Legacy Symposium is a celebration of outstanding student work across the University that represents the Five Dimensions of the SLU  Experience  - Scholarship and Knowledge, Intellectual Inquiry and Communication, Community Building, Leadership and Service, and Spirituality and Values.

A special congratulations to Program in Physical Therapy students who were recognized at Legacy - Lindsay Noesen and Kristin Bartheld, paired with Rachel Grimmer! Lindsay Noesen presented Physical Therapy as Ministry and Kristen Bartheld and Rachel Grimmer presented Saint Louis University Dance Marathon.  
Lindsay Noesen presenting Physical Therapy as Ministry

Kristen Bartheld and Rachel Grimmer just after their presentation on Saint Louis University Dance Marathon (SLUDM).   

Below is the introduction and mission statement for Lindsay’s presentation on Physical Therapy as a Ministry. To see the rest of the presentation check the bulletin board outside the Physical Therapy office or email Kate Lochhead at

Introduction for Physical Therapy as a Ministry:
Throughout my four years at Saint Louis University and in the Physical Therapy Program, I have had the privilege to explore not only what it means to “be a woman for and with others”, but do so within the context of physical therapy. I have been given the freedom and experience to explore my own passions and gifts and to share them with my classmates, professors, friends, and everyone I have encountered. This presentation will take you on a journey through the connections I have made between my future career as a physical therapist and my personal call to be a woman of faith and justice.

Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy Mission Statement:
The mission of the Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy is built on traditions of Jesuit education to develop the whole person - mind, body, and spirit. This community seeks to prepare doctors of physical therapy who strive for excellence in providing person-centered care that is ethical, culturally competent and evidence-based and models interprofessional collaboration. We participate in scholarly and clinical endeavors to advance physical therapy practice and research. We are committed to personal and professional development and strive to make a difference in the lives of individuals, in the profession and in the community at large.

Lindsay and her faculty sponsor Elaine Wilder

Lindsay and PT faculty member, Kim Levenhagen

Lindsay’s poster and 2012 Mev Paolo Award
Lindsay and her Campus Ministry mentor, Ben Smyth

Kristen Bartheld and Rachel Grimmer’s
Saint Louis University Dance Marathon Presentation:
Kristen Bartheld and Rachel Grimmer’s presentation focused on the foundation of Saitn Louis University’s Dance Marathon (SLUDM). The founding of this organization was done by Bartheld and Grimmer themselves in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis, which aides St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon Childresn’ Medical Center. The SLUDM Executive Board planned family and fundraising events, while promoting and organizing the inaugural 12-hour Dance Marathon. As the premier event of 2011, Dance Marathon’s success culminated with over 300 participants whose fundraising efforts surpassed $30,000. SLUDM continues to provide students with an opportunity for leadership development and insight into the pediatric care and needs of St. Louis.

Rachel and Kristen during a Disney themed hour of SLUDM
Zach, a CMN Miracle Ambassador, onstage at SLUDM

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