Your weekly update from ACPHS  


November 27 

Men's Basketball vs. Green Mountain College 

November 30
Snow Ball (Albany)

November 30
Winter Jam (Vermont)

December 2
Women's Basketball vs. SUNY IT

December 4
Women's Basketball vs.
Bard College

December 4
SGA Meeting
OB 110, 11 a.m.
December 6
Student Summer Research Awards Presentations 

December 7
Abstracts Due for
ACPHS Research Forum

December 7 
Women's Basketball vs. Alfred University 

December 10-14 
Final Exams

Dec. 17 - Jan. 21
Winter Break

January 19
ACPHS Research Forum 
We hope you saved some room after the Thanksgiving holiday to sink your teeth into the latest edition of the e-Pulse. It's stuffed full of interesting news and information about the College. And while it might not taste as good as a turkey dinner, it's every bit as satisfying. Plus, it won't leave you sleepy in four hours. Bon appetit!
Pharm.D. Rotation Offers Clinical Experiences in Guatemala
Students Rebecca Nashett, Andrea Zinaty, Dania Fontanelle, and Instructor Carmen Mojica recently returned from a Pharm.D. rotation in Guatemala. The team helped organize a series of daily clinics -- often lasting from 7 am to 9 pm -- where they diagnosed health issues ranging from diabetes and hypertension to rashes and scabies. Following the end of the rotation, the group squeezed in some siteseeing excursions which included a visit to Honduras and a tour of Mayan ruins. Moving forward, the Guatemala rotation is projected to be offered semi-annually in January and May. 
Student Athletes Excel on the Field and in the Classroom
Twenty-two (yes, 22!) ACPHS student athletes from the cross country and soccer teams were named Academic All Americans by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). To earn Academic All-American status, student athletes must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Just 52 ACPHS student athletes were eligible for Academic All-American consideration, which means that 42% of the eligible participants earned the honor. Congratulations to all!
Service Club "In the House"

A group of students in the Service Club on the Vermont Campus spent the day volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Williston. There are more than 750 ReStores across the country that sell new and used home improvement materials to help fund affordable housing in their communities. The students helped collect donations and restock the shelves at the facility. 

So You Want to Buy a Pharmacy?

The student chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association invited Jeff Sanford, a faculty member at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, to campus to speak about the decision-making process for buying (or selling) a retail pharmacy. A large group of students filled the Student Center to hear Mr. Sanford discuss topics such as the lending landscape, the role of brokers in the purchase/sale, and how to determine a pharmacy's fair market value. 

Construction Project to Expand Housing Options for College Students
Wondering what that construction project is on the doorstep of the Albany Campus? The University Heights College Suites residence facility (owned and managed by Renaissance Corporation, not the College) is adding 90 new beds made up of single and double rooms. The facility currently has 475 beds which are filled mostly by students from ACPHS, Albany Law School, and Albany Medical School. The project is scheduled to be completed by the summer, with the new rooms being targeted for occupancy in fall 2013. 
Fine print
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