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Upcoming Events


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


March 11
Multi-Cultural Club Movie Night (VT)
Room 101, 5-8 pm


March 11
SC 201, 6 pm
March 13
 Code of Professionalism Kickoff Event
Rite Aid Lounge, 11 am
March 13
ESL Strategies Workshop
LIB 307/VT 310, 11 am
March 13
Gym, 5:30 pm
March 13
SC 201, 6-8 pm
March 13
Room 310, 6-8 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
It's Daylight Savings Time .... that annual time of year when we trick the sun into providing more daylight by simply changing our clocks (take that solar system!). If you're still feeling in the dark, then we suggest you take some time and read this week's e-Pulse. Once you're done, you'll be sure to see the light!

Exhibit Shines Light on the Dangers of "Drugged Driving"

U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko, NYS Assemblyman John McDonald (ACPHS Class of '85), Commissioner of Motor Vehicles Barbara Fiala, and ACPHS President James Gozzo were among the speakers at the unveiling of a new museum-style exhibit in the Student Center Atrium. Titled "First the Crash, Then the Impact: Prescription Drugs," the exhibit tells the stories of people whose lives were put in danger when someone carelessly mixed prescription drugs and driving. The exhibit will be on display from May 10 - May 23.

College to Host Community Forum on Drug Abuse

The College, in conjunction with the Addictions Care Center of Albany, will host a Community Forum on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse on Tuesday, March 11 at 6:00 pm in the Student Center (Room 201). The event will include speakers from the Albany County Sheriff's Office, Catholic Charities, and Hope House, in addition to the parent of an addict and an individual in recovery. ACPHS students will also give a special presentation on how opiates affect the brain. The event is open to the entire College community and the general public.

College Receives Award from Epilepsy Foundation of VT 

The Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont has awarded the College a Certificate of Appreciation Award. The award recognizes the contributions of P1 students on the Vermont Campus who have completed their Public Health rotations at the Foundation. The Foundation also announced that P2 student Frangis Aliakbarkhani has been named to the organization's Board of Directors and Sandra Rosa (pictured here), Coordinator of Experiential Education in Vermont, has been invited to join the group's Professional Advisory Board.

Career Panel Highlights Variety of Opportunities in Pharmacy

Five different pharmacy professional organizations joined together last week to organize a career panel for students in the Rite Aid Lounge. The seven panelists represented a range of different career paths in pharmacy, including those working in residencies, independent pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, insurance companies, and the pharmaceutical industry. The event was structured similar to "speed dating" with a small group of students visiting each of the panelists for a short period of time. Time was allotted at the end of the meetings for those interested in follow up conversations.

Women's Basketball Team Falls Just Short in Bid to Repeat

The ACPHS women's basketball team showed a champion's heart in defending their USCAA national title, but fell two points short of advancing to this year's tournament final. After cruising to a 63-52 victory in the quarterfinals, the #3 seeded Panthers fell 67-66 to the #2 seeded University of Cincinnati Clermont. Despite the loss, it was another strong year for the women, who in just two years have shown they can play with any team in the USCAA.

Fine Print

The snow being forecast for later this week had us doing some research to see if there is a spring equivalent to the polar vortex. The good news? There is. The bad news? It's called global warming.