Your weekly update from ACPHS  


March 7

"Science of Meditation"
SC 202, 7 pm 

March 9
Accepted Student Day

March 18-22
Spring Break

March 22-23
Continuing Education: 
Pharm. Practice Institute

April 5
Multi-cultural Festival
(Albany Campus)

April 6
Accepted Student Day

April 6
Int'l Fusion Show
(Vermont Campus)

April 12
Relay for Life

April 13
Continuing Education:
Immunization Delivery

April 16
Pharmacy Legislative Day
(Albany Campus)

April 19-20

April 20
Accepted Student day

April 27
Medication Takeback Event (Albany Campus)

April 28
Continuing Education: Nephrology Symposium

May 11
Continuing Education:
Barbara M. DiLascia Oncology Lecture Series 

May 18
Albany Campus (1 pm)

May 19
Vermont Campus (1 pm)
It's that time of year, when the cold, gray days of winter give way to the slightly less cold, slate colored days of spring. But nothing is going to cloud our mood at the e-Pulse today because our Panthers are National Champions. Fear the Paw!
Women's Hoops Team Wins School's First Ever National Championship

The ACPHS women's basketball team defeated Berkeley College (NJ) 60-54 to win the USCAA Division II National Championship on Saturday. In defeating No. 5-seeded Berkeley, the No. 3-seeded Panthers avenged a three point loss to the Knights earlier this year. Alyson Johnson scored a game-high 19 points for the Panthers and was named tournament MVP. The win marks the school's first ever national championship in any sport. 

Provost Denio Receives Outstanding PLS Chapter Advisor Award

Interim Provost John Denio received the Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award at the recently concluded APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition. This national award recognizes an advisor of a PLS chapter who has promoted student leadership, actively contributed to the achievements of his/her local chapter, and served as a leader and mentor. Phi Lambda Sigma is the national pharmacy leadership society; there are 104 PLS chapters throughout the U.S. and abroad.

APhA-ASP Vermont Chapter Hosts Successful Auction Fundraiser

The APhA-ASP chapter on the Vermont Campus held their annual fundraising auction last week. Assistant Professor Clayton English served as the auctioneer and, judging by the results, did a terrific job. The event wound up raising more than $2,600 (the highest single bid was $320 which was a dinner for six students with Drs. Zarbock, Biddle, and Sutton). The money raised will help fund student travel to future APhA meeting and conventions.

Assoc. Professor Dan d'Oney Presents at Prestigious History Conference

Associate Professor of History Dan d'Oney organized a panel discussion for the American Historical Association's (AHA) annual conference in New Orleans. Dr. d'Oney also presented a paper as part of the session which was titled "To Swim in Strange Waters: Memory, Ecology, and Landscape in the United Houma Nation of Southeastern Louisiana." Founded in 1884, the AHA is the largest historical society in the U.S. Approximately 5,000 scholars from around the world attend the organization's annual meeting. 

On-Campus Event to Explore the "Science of Meditation" 

On Thursday, March 7, the College will be hosting a unique event called "The Science of the Meditation." The discussion will be led by two individuals with very different backgrounds: Gaelle Desbordes is a Harvard researcher who studies the effects of meditation on the brain, and Lama Karma Drodhul is a Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher from Woodstock, NY. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the ACPHS Student Center. It is being jointly sponsored by the ACPHS Contemplative Science and Health Initiative, the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the Department of Humanities and Communication. 

Fine print

If there was a national championship for crossing your arms defiantly, the 1926-27 ACPHS men's basketball team would have surely won it.