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Upcoming Events

April 8
Legal Issues in Reproductive Health
Albany Law Sch., 6 pm

April 8
Lecture: 21st Century Christianity
Holland 106, 7 pm

April 9
2nd Annual Health Care Career Forum
OB 110, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

April 10
Code of Professionalism Kickoff Event
Rite Aid Lounge, 11 am

April 10
Pharm. Sciences Seminar Presentation
OB Boardroom/VT 402
11 am

April 10
APhA-ASP Professionalism Event
VT 101, 11 am

April 10
ACCP Trivia Night
SC 201, 6 pm

April 10
CAC and Rho Chi Trivia Night
VT 101, 6 pm

April 10
Relay for Life Bingo
SC 202, 7 pm

April 12
Awards Dinner + Awakening Show
Burlington Sheraton
6 pm

April 12
ACPHS Dance Show
Gym, 7:30 pm

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
Albany Campus Commencement
1:00 pm

May 18
Vermont Campus Commencement
1:00 pm

May 19-20
Pharmacy Board Exam Review - ALB Campus
It's hard to think of spring without thinking of spring cleaning. Yes, that annual time of year to clean out the garage, organize the closet, and wash your socks. Fortunately, it's no chore to read this week's e-Pulse, plus when you're done, you won't smell like Febreeze.

College Hosts Inaugural Student Research Symposium

The College held its first ever Student Research Symposium last Tuesday. Undergraduate and graduate students from both campuses filled the Rite Aid Lounge with more than 30 poster presentations. The research posters covered a wide range of subjects including microbiology, sociology, health outcomes, chemistry, mathematics, and pharmacology. Organized by the School of Arts and Sciences, the goal of the event was to raise awareness of the student research taking place at the College and to encourage students not currently involved in research to take a closer look.

Deadline for Summer Int'l Experiences is Wed., April 9

The College will be offering four international experiences for students this summer. Opportunities exist for travel to Nicaragua (Service Learning and Cultural Exchange Program), China (Fudan University International Summer Session), Peru (Ethnopharmacology and Traditional Medicine), and Argentina (Intensive Spanish Course at the University of Belgarno). Students interested in participating in a summer international experience must submit their applications by Wednesday, April 9. Contact the Office of Global Initiatives with any questions about the application process or to inquire about scholarship opportunities.

Vermont Student Named PLS Chapter Member of the Year

Congratulations to P3 student Samantha Graham who was named Member of the Year by the Vermont Campus Chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma. Samantha was just one of 21 students across the country to be selected by their chapter membership for this honor. In addition to serving as the PLS chapter president for Vermont, Samantha is also president of the student chapter of the Vermont Pharmacists Association. PLS is the pharmacy leadership society. Its members are chosen based on dedicated service and leadership in the advancement of pharmacy and demonstration of high moral and ethical character.

Recipients Announced for Summer Research Awards

Seven students have been selected as recipients of Summer Student Research Awards. The annual program provides stipends and summer housing for students interested in pursuing laboratory, clinical, or other research projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Congratulations to this year's awardees and mentors: Bi Jun Chen (Mentor: Jeffrey Voigt), Uzair Khawaja (Charles Bergeron), Liam McGuey (Nimish Patel), Bethany Reid (Eric Yager), Venkatesh Satram (Stefan Balaz), Elizabeth Silver (Meenakshi Malik), and Miranda Wells (Karen Glass).

Track & Field Teams Compete in First Intercollegiate Meet

The men's and women's track and field teams made history this weekend when they competed in their first intercollegiate meet. Hosted by American International College in Springfield, MA, the meet featured stiff competition from schools at the Division I, II, and III levels. Among the highlights: Freshman Kyle Guiffre placed 17th out of 36 in the shot put; Freshman Richard Rinaldi placed 18th out of 31 in the discus; Senior Melissa McGough placed 12th in the pole vault; and Freshman Shannon McCormick placed 19th out of 38 in the long jump. Both teams will be in action again next week at the Pioneer Invitational in Northampton, MA.  

Fine Print

Spoiler alert! For those of you who DVR'd last week's e-Pulse and haven't read it yet, proceed with caution. The story about the College changing its nickname to Walloons was, alas, an April Fools joke. That means the Panthers will continue to roam the Albany area for years to come, which is good news for ACPHS fans, but bad news for local deer, rabbits, and birds.