Upcoming Events

April 17
Gym, 9:30 - 2:30
April 17
OB Boardroom, VT 402
11 am
April 17
PCL 19, 8 pm
April 18
Muslim Student Assn "Video Halqa"
 PCL 17, 2 pm
April 18
LIB 307, 3 pm

April 18
at The Comedy Works
7:30 pm

April 24
3:00 pm

April 25
3:00 - 7:00 pm

April 25
CLS/Cytotechnology White Coat Ceremony
5:30 pm, SC 201

April 26
OB Carport, 10 - 2 

April 29
Pharm. Legislative Day

May 5-9
Finals Week

May 12
Pharmacy Board Exam Review - ALB Campus
Part II (Law)

May 13-14
Pharmacy Board Exam Review - ALB Campus
Part III (Compounding)
May 14
Hilton Albany, 6 pm

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
Today is the last day to file 2013 tax returns, an activity that could put anyone in a bad mood. Fortunately, the e-Pulse remains one of the few things in life that is still free, though reading it some weeks may be taxing.

Vermont Campus Mixes Dance, Fun in End of Year Celebration

Two annual Vermont Campus events, the Awakening Dance Show and the End of Year Celebration, were brought together last Saturday for one night of entertainment and fun for all students and faculty. The night included multicultural presentations and dances based on hip-hop, bhangra, and traditional styles. Awards were also presented to several students and faculty based on their involvement and dedication to campus life (Christopher Patterson is pictured at right receiving the SSHP President's Award from Assistant Professor Michael Biddle).

Vice Provost Mousa Addresses Biotech Research Forum

Vice Provost for Research Shaker Mousa represented the College last week at the 2nd Annual Capital Region Shared Biotech Research Resources Forum at Albany Medical College (AMC). The goal of the event is to make area researchers aware of the facilities and equipment available to them at other local institutions. Speakers included representatives from AMC, RPI, UAlbany, and the Dept. of Health's Wadsworth Center. In keeping with the collaborative spirit of the event, Dr. Mousa's talk told the story of a nanotechnology based discovery that stemmed from his partnership with different institutes and foundations in the Capital Region.

Student Named Volunteer of the Year by Mental Health Assoc.

P1 student Mara Garfinkel has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Orange County Mental Health Association. Mara, who has an interest in psychiatric pharmacy, began volunteering with the organization last summer. Since that time, she has logged nearly 200 hours of service. Most of those hours have come staffing the organization's "Helpline," a 24-hour phone number that provides crisis intervention services and referral information for those seeking assistance with mental health problems. In addition to her work with Helpline, Mara also volunteers in the Capital District Psychiatric Center's occupational therapy program.

Career Forum Highlights Opportunities in Health Care

The ACPHS Biomedical Technology Club, in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Advancement, held its 2nd annual Health Care Career Forum last Wednesday. The event is designed to provide bachelor's students with an opportunity to learn about different career paths in health care and research related fields. Panelists included faculty members and alumni ranging from graduate research and medical school students to clinical laboratory scientists and administrators. The College currently has six bachelor's degree programs: Biomedical Technology, Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Health and Human Sciences, Microbiology, and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Banquet Recognizes the Best in ACPHS Athletics

The ACPHS Athletics banquet was held on Sunday evening before a packed house of student athletes, coaches, alumni, family members, and others from the college community. The annual event honors individual and team achievements from the past season, a year which saw a remarkable 18 student-athletes earning USCAA Academic All-American honors. Among the highlights ... Gavin O'Brien (right) was the recipient of two awards: the Academic Achievement Award for highest GPA among student-athletes and the Cronin Award for desire, dedication, and teamwork. Ron Ta was this year's winner of the Panther Award for outstanding leadership, commitment, and dedication to ACPHS Athletics.

Fine Print

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