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Upcoming Events


For a complete list of ACPHS events, visit the online calendar


March 4
Joint SGA Meeting
SC 201 / VT 310
11:00 am
March 5
Rite Aid Lounge, 5-8 pm
March 5
Rite Aid Lounge, 6 pm


March 6
OB Boardroom, VT 402
11:00 am
March 6
VT 213, 11 am
March 7
LIB 307, 3:00 pm
March 7
VT 101, 7 pm
March 8
Albany Campus
March 11
SC 201, 6 pm
March 15
SC 201/VT 114, 8 am
March 17-21
Spring Break
April 12
SC 201/VT 114, 8 am
May 12 
Pharmacy Board Exam Review - ALB Campus
Part II (Law)
May 13-14
Pharmacy Board Exam Review - ALB Campus
Part III (Compounding)
May 17
1:00 pm
May 18
1:00 pm
May 19-20 
Pharmacy Board Exam Review - ALB Campus
The e-Pulse applauds all of those individuals who had their heads shaved at Relay for Life on Friday. Hats off to you! Or is it hats on? Or are we just splitting hairs?

Relay for Life Celebrates, Remembers, and Fights Back


The ACPHS chapter of Colleges Against Cancer held its 7th annual Relay for Life last Friday and Saturday in the Student Center. Though it took place a few weeks earlier than in the past, the enthusiasm and support for the event was still at the same high levels. A total of 39 teams and 442 registered participants helped raise an estimated $35,000 for the American Cancer Society (donations are still being accepted at the ACPHS Relay for Life page). One of the most popular fundraising activities was "going bald for cancer," which drew more than 20 participants - including faculty members Jeff Voigt, Jeffrey Brewer, and Andy Flynn (left to right). To view more photos from the night, visit the ACPHS Facebook page.

Class of 2011 Grads Returns to Honor Scholarship Recipient


The Class of 2011 established the "Be the Change" Scholarship as a gift upon their graduation to honor the work of faculty member Ray Chandrasekara. The scholarship is presented annually to a student who shows dedication to the college community through service and leadership, displays an eclectic school and life balance, and embodies selflessness. Several of the founding members of the scholarship gathered last week at the Midtown Tap and Tea Room to honor this year's recipient, Ron Ta. The Be the Change scholarship was inspired by a quote from Mahatma Gandhi which says, "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."

Friday Forum Series Explores the Law of "Informed Consent"

Organized by the School of Arts and Sciences, the Friday Forum Series features ACPHS faculty members and invited guests presenting on a range of diverse topics. This past Friday the guest speaker was Evelyn Tenenbaum (pictured here with Series host Charles Bergeron). Ms. Tenenbaum is a faculty member at Albany Law School and Albany Medical College. Her presentation focused on "informed consent" laws and proposed measures that can be taken to better align these laws with the desires of the individual patient.

Vermont Service Club Assists at Annual Mardi Gras Parade

The 19th annual Mardi Gras Parade took place this past weekend in downtown Burlington, and 15 members of the ACPHS-VT Service Club came out to lend a hand. The group volunteered as crowd control guides, helping ensure the safety of the spectators and being rewarded with a front row seat for their efforts. The parade doubles as a fundraiser, with proceeds from float registrations and the sale of beads benefiting H.O.P.E Works, a nonprofit that aims to end violence towards women.

Women's Basketball Team Begins Title Defense on Thursday

The ACPHS women's basketball team will begin defense of their USCAA Division II title this Thursday in Uniontown, PA. The team learned last week that they will be seeded #3 out of eight teams in the national championship tournament. The Panthers open with #6 seed Penn State-Fayette, who is the host team for the tournament. Tip off time for that game is 6:00 pm. The tournament semifinals will be played on Friday, with the championship game taking place on Saturday.

Fine Print

At Sunday's Oscars, host Ellen Degeneres tweeted a "selfie" of her and nearly a dozen movie stars. The photo was retweeted so many times that it briefly crashed Twitter. If something that trivial can cripple Twitter, could you imagine the devastation that would be caused if we tweeted a link to the e-Pulse each week? Scary.