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FALL2014COMMUNIQU11FeefoFolliesItcertainlyttheclassicaldenitionoffolliesatheatricalrevuetypicallywithglamorousperformers.Arainbowofslinkydresseswassetoffbyaseaofblackcoatsandwhiteshirts.ItwaswithoutadoubtthemostelegantFeeFolliesever.OnApril11hundredsofstudentsfacultyandstaffmadetheirwaytotheKelloggCenterforagourmetmealgreatcompanyandoriginalentertainmentbarbsandall.Videoprogramssketchesstand-upcomedysongsandevenaSkypegreetingfromMexicohighlightedtheevening.PlanningandhostingtheeventwerestudentsfromtheClassof2016.StudentsleapforlupusPlungingfromanairplaneisgenerallynotanactivityassociatedwithmedicalschoolbutagroupofstudentsfromtheMSUcollegesofosteopathicmedicineandhumanmedicinedidjustthatrecentlytoraisefundsfortheLeapforLupusFoundation.MembersoftheStudentOsteopathicMedicalAssociationandtheAmericanMedicalStudentAssociationparticipatedinthefourthannualleapatSkydiveTecumseh.Nearly1.5millionAmericanssufferfromsystemiclupuserythematosuscommonlycalledlupusachronicautoimmunedisorderthatcanaffectanyofthebodysorgans.Itssymptomscancomeandgoandmaymimicotherdiseases.Theresnosingletesttodenitivelydiagnoselupusandmanypeoplemaysufferfromitforyearsbeforetheyarediagnosed.DetroitriverboathostsfallcruiseMSUCOMstudentsalumnifacultyandstafffromallthreesitescametogetheronSept.13fortheStudentGovernmentAssociationsFallMixerontheDetroitPrincessriverboat.Morethan200peopledressedtotheninesforanelegantDetroitRivercruisethatgavethemachancetorelaxandenjoyabeautifullatesummerevening.ThecruisewasorganizedbytheStudentGovernmentAssociationexecutiveboardwiththehelpofeventsdirectorsSalomiRamiMacombMonicaBarnesEastLansingandTabithaWydryckDMC.PeruelectivetakesstudentsintoserviceinSouthAmericaTheMSUCOMPeruelectiveincluded32students24second-yearsandsixfourth-yearsamongthe68participantswhoprovidedcaretounderservedruralandurbanaudiences.SpecialtiesrepresentedincludedfamilymedicinepediatricsOBGYNENTERIMOMTpodiatryanddermatology.Thethree-weektripwasguidedbyGaryWillyerdD.O.associatedeanfortheMSUCOMDetroitMedicalCentersiteandJoeGorzD.O.anMSUCOMalumnusandfamilymedicineresidentatMcLarenOaklandinPontiac.STUDENTSMSUCOMSTUDENTSinaction