Visit the ACPHS online calendar for a complete list of upcoming events.

April 22
SGA Meeting
SC 201, 11 am
April 24
3:00 pm

April 24
5:00 - 8:00 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 26
Relay for Life
Vermont Campus
6 pm

April 27
Track & Field, 3 pm

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
First Summer Session Begins

May 19-20
Pharmacy Board Exam Review - ALB Campus
Tomorrow is Earth Day, a day to celebrate all that the Earth provides. So if you don't want to read this week's e-Pulse, go take a hike.

Speakers Announced for Albany and Vermont Commencements

The College has announced its speakers for the Albany and Vermont Campus commencement ceremonies. ACPHS President James Gozzo will be the featured speaker at the Albany Campus graduation. This year's commencement exercises will be the final ones as president for Dr. Gozzo, who will step down from that role on June 30, following 16 years as president of the College. In Vermont, State Commissioner of Health Harry Chen will address members of the graduating class. Dr. Gozzo will also speak at the Vermont Campus ceremony. The Albany commencement will take place on Saturday, May 17; the Vermont commencement will be held on Sunday, May 18.

ACPHS Alumna Returns as Speaker in Seminar Series

Lisa Murphy, Ph.D., a 2009 graduate from the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program, was back on campus last week to speak at a Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar. As an undergraduate at the College, Dr. Murphy worked in the lab of Professor Arnie Johnson, in addition to working with a faculty member at Albany Medical College. Following her graduation from ACPHS, she attended Vanderbilt University where she received her Ph.D. in pharmacology. Dr. Murphy (pictured above with Provost Denio and Associate Professor Mike Raley) will soon be headed to Harvard University to do her post-doctoral research.

Exchange Students from Japan Experience Life at ACPHS

The College is currently hosting four Japanese exchange students from Showa and Hiroshima Universities (ACPHS has affiliation agreements with both universities and sends students to Showa on APPE rotations). Organized by the Office of Global Initiatives, the five week cultural exchange program includes visiting local healthcare facilities, attending ACPHS classes, and participating in an intensive English language program. The students, who are living on campus, also spend time exploring life in Albany by hiking in the Adirondacks and volunteering in the community. Earlier this year, the College hosted 11 students from EWHA Womans University in South Korea.

Physical Plant Staff Recognized for Commitment to College

The ACPHS Staff Council recently recognized the College's Physical Plant for its "constant dedication and commitment to keeping the college community safe and secure." The Council presented a special certificate of appreciation to Director of Physical Plant Tom DellaRocca at its last meeting. The letter accompanying the certificate noted Physical Plant's dedication to maintaining the parking lots and sidewalks during what was an especially harsh winter. The Council also commended Physical Plant staff for the many things they do to help keep the campus a welcoming, attractive place. 

Chartwells Operation at ACPHS Named Center for Excellence

The dining operations at the Albany Campus have received a "Center for Excellence" designation by Chartwells, the campus' dining services provider. The recognition follows a rigorous one year review process. The Center for Excellence certification is reserved for Chartwells locations that demonstrate a dedication and commitment to providing the very best in quality and customer service. Chartwells has approximately 8,000 accounts in the U.S. and less than 1% have been recognized as Centers for Excellence.

Fine Print 

Warm weather and good music go together like chips and salsa. So in recognition of Earth Day, we've put together a playlist of Earth Day inspired songs. Let's call them world records:


1. Neil Young - Rockin' in the Free World
2. Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
3. Carole King - I Feel the Earth Move
4. USA for Africa - We Are the World
5. George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)
6. Supremes - My World is Empty Without You
7. Rolling Stones - Salt of the Earth
8. The Jam - This is the Modern World
9. Frank Sinatra - I've Got the World on a String
10. Big Audio Dynamite - The Globe

Plus anything by Earth, Wind, and Fire.
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