Yesterday on campus there was a presentation regarding drugged driving and the dangers this causes. There were news cameras and many speakers. There is a display in the student center regarding true stories of accidents caused by drugged driving. This is also being accompanied by a presentation tonight about the problems of heroin and prescription drugs in our community. There will be representatives from the judicial system, the healthcare industry, the chemical dependency treatment field, and local individuals recovering from addiction. It should be a very informative evening. Don’t forget to check out the display in the student center.
Intramural basketball has finally begun at ACPHS! Intramural sports at the college are always a great time, being both competitive and fun! Last year, my team won the entire tournament for the intramural basketball league and was able to go to Sage University to play the winners of their intramural league! There was A LOT of people that went to the game and I had such a good time. We even received some nice championship t-shirts! My team and I are looking to defend the title this year so all other intramural teams better watch out!
This past Wednesday, one of my classmates and I gave a presentation at the Bethlehem Area YMCA through our student chapter of Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists. We presented to an audience of elderly adults about the importance of bone health, exercises to keep your bones strong, sources of calcium and Vitamin D, and ways to prevent falls. It was a very interactive presentation and we had a lot of fun!
This week I will be attending a career panel to learn about different areas of pharmacy that are available after graduation. There will be a clinical pharmacist, pharmacy managers from a hospital and independent pharmacy, a pharmacy resident from a local hospital, and a few others. It is going to be a great evening to learn about pharmacy and network with local pharmacists.
Relay for Life took place last night from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m.! It was an amazing experience and lots of money was raised toward the fight against cancer! There were several raffles, games, bakes sales, and other events. Also, over 25 people volunteered to shave their heads to raise awareness. The picture above shows a room full of luminarias that people decorated in remembrance of someone who has battled cancer. For one of the laps, all the luminarias were lined up around the track and everyone carried a small candle. I had lots of fun at Relay for Life and I hope you all did too!
The day has finally come! Today, ACPHS will be hosting their annual Relay for Life event to fight back against cancer and help raise money for our American Cancer Society. This year there will be lots of events from hair dressers administering purple extensions to purple zumba! Everyone will be walking/ jogging/ running all night long! Only 3 and 1/2 more hours!!
The ACPHS Lady Panthers earned the #3 seed in the USCAA National Tournament. They will be defending their 2013 USCAA National title next Thursday at Penn State Fayette. We wish the Lady Panthers luck as they try to defend their title!
This week was Beat the Winter Blues Week in Albany! There was a chocolate fountain on Tuesday and the therapy dogs came on Wednesday. Also, there was a Paint the Campus Purple party to decorate for Relay for Life, which is only a week away. Have a great weekend!
Today some of the RA’s hosted a “Pie Your RA” event here on campus! All proceeds went to Relay for Life and they raised over $100! I also participated in the event and am still trying to scrub off some whipped cream from my hair! Anything for a great cause!
Have you been keeping up with the Olympics? The competitions have been great to watch. This week South Hall will be having an Olympics viewing party with food and trivia from different countries, T shirts to support your team and lots of Olympic sports! It will be a lot of fun!
This week has been exciting for the current second year students in Albany! We are having our interviews this week with faculty members in order to progress into the professional Doctor of Pharmacy program. I hope everyone had a good interview!
This past weekend we had a great time at the Mr. ACPHS competition! There were 9 great contestants that competed in swimwear, talent, formal wear and question and answer portions. There was a DJ and wonderful MCs. John, was crowned Mr. ACPHS 2014. The runner ups were Steve and Anthony! This event helped raise over $1,000 for Relay for Life. Congratulations to CAC, all the participants, and John! I can’t wait for this event next year!
It’s the day after the Super Bowl and I am still stuffed! I hosted a program for my residents in the Holland/ Princeton dorm buildings and had lots of different food! There were wings, pizza, nachos, dips, ice cream, and much more! I even made trivia game about past Super Bowls where one of the residents won a Walmart gift card! It was a lot of fun and I am glad everyone had a great time!