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March 30

Flag Football Tournament
Athletics Field
12-3 pm

 

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
(Albany Campus)

April 12
Cytotechnology/CLS
White Coat Ceremony
Student Center, 4:00 pm

April 13
Continuing Education:
Immunization Delivery

April 13
Dance Show 
(Albany Campus)
6:00 pm

April 16
Pharmacy Legislative Day
(Albany Campus)

April 19-20
Springfest

April 19
Relay for Life
(Vermont Campus)

April 20
Accepted Student day

April 27
Nat'l Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 

April 28
Continuing Education: Chronic Kidney Disease Pharmacy Practice Inst.

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

May 18
Albany Campus (1 pm)

May 19
Vermont Campus (1 pm)
After some rest and relaxationthe e-Pulse is back and better than ever (well, at least we're back). And, no, we never did make that Harlem Shake video, but we did have a lengthy talk with a certain groundhog. Suffice it to say, spring will be here soon. Very soon.
John Denio Named Provost

John Denio, M.S., M.B.A., was named Provost of the College in an announcement last week. Denio, who had been serving as the Interim Provost since July 1, has been with the College since 1976 and has served as a faculty member since 1977. The former ACPHS Teacher of the Year has taught courses ranging from calculus to economics and still teaches an elective course in management. In addition to serving on numerous committees and in a variety of advising roles, he has also held several administrative positions in the areas of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, mostly recently as Dean of Students. 

Speakers Announced for Albany, Vermont Commencement Ceremonies

Senator Patrick Leahy (top), who was elected to the Senate in 1974 and is now its senior most member, will deliver the commencement address to the first graduating class of the Vermont Campus. Richard H. Daffner, M.D., F.A.C.R., a member of the ACPHS Class of 1963, will speak to graduates on the Albany Campus. The 133rd graduation of the Albany Campus will take place on Saturday, May 18 at 1:00 pm at the Empire State Plaza; the Vermont Campus will graduate on Sunday, May 19 at 1:00 pm at the Champlain Valley Exposition.

iPads Deployed on Pharm.D. Rotation Help Improve Learning

Assistant Professor Kate Cabral is using iPads to enhance the learning experiences of her APPE students at Albany Medical Center. Through funds received from the College's Innovative Technology Initiatives program, Dr. Cabral purchased three iPads for her pharmacy rotation students. The iPads were selected because they are easier to maneuver and enjoy longer battery lives than laptops. As a result, students are able to more quickly and reliably access medication records and other patient related information during multi-disciplinary patient care rounds. While the program is still in its early phases, the majority of students who have used the iPads said that they improved their abilities to learn and complete the rotation requirements. 

Tobacco Cessation Programs Offered for Students and Faculty

On August 1, ACPHS will institute its new Clean Space Tobacco-Free Policy across its campuses. In an effort to help community members kick the habit in advance of that date, the College is offering a series of FREE tobacco cessation programs. On the Albany Campus, a program for students will be offered every Thursday from March 28 to May 9 from 11-12 in OB Suite 104 (a similar program for faculty and staff will be rolled out in the summer). On the Vermont Campus, the program will be available to all students, faculty, and staff every Thursday between April 4 and April 25 from 11- 12 in Room 213. Those interested in enrolling should e-mail tobaccofree@acphs.edu today.

ACPHS Academy Program Featured in National Publication

The ACPHS Academy science enrichment program was recently featured in a front page story in the official publication of the National Science Teachers Association ("NSTA Reports"). In an article headlined, "Connecting K-12 STEM to College, After School," the story describes how the ACPHS program differs from many other programs around the country due to the fact that it is hosted by a college instead of being run at an elementary/secondary school. NSTA Reports has approximately 78,000 readers and is viewed as a key source of information for educators at all levels of science instruction.

Fine print
For those of you whose NCAA tournament brackets are now lining litter boxes (thanks Florida Gulf Coast), there is reason for hope. The e-Pulse will be launching a Final Four contest next week, and everyone will be eligible -- even the person who picked the Georgetown vs. Gonzaga in the final. Stay tuned for details. It's gonna be HUGE!