Student Government Association
School HoursMonday - Thursday - 7 am to 10 pm Friday - 7 am - 6 pm Saturday - 12 pm-6 pm Sunday - 12 pm - 10 pm
March 4th, 2019
Novel medication rounds tonight with Dr. English at 5:30 in VT114, with free pizza!
Join CAC & Rho Chi for trivia night for Trivia Tuesday night at 6:30pm, and compete against your classmates and professors for a chance to win!
Interprofessional family series panel will be this Wednesday, March 6th at Rowel 103. Come learn about different experiences with cultural awareness in the healthcare setting!
This months APhA general meeting will be hosting Corey Deteau from Freedom pharmacy to talk about his role on the Vermont Board of Pharmacy and as an owner of an independent pharmacy! Thursday, March 7th at 11am in VT101.
If you have not done so yet, please complete the surveys so that we can finalize all awards for Spring formal! Good luck to everyone with their exams this week!
February 4th, 2019
February is Heart Health Month and in hopes of raising awareness, APhA will be visiting JFK elementary school on February 14th, 8-9am. Join them in teaching kids about the importance of having a healthy heart and how they can do so! This is a Phit Approved Event! Make sure to sign up here!
APhA, IPhO and SSHP are hosting their Round Table event this coming Thursday - February 7th at 5:30pm - on campus. There will be delicious (free) food from Zachary's and many pharmacist to meet and learn from regarding their careers and how they got to where they are today. Don't hesitate to reach out to any of the three E-Boards with questions & please sign up on the Google Doc so we can prepare accordingly.
January 28th, 2019
Show your school pride with the campus photo shoot! Please RSVP to Meghan.Shea@acphs.edu to let her know your availability for this Tuesday!
IPhO is having their first general meeting Tuesday the 29th at 12 pm in room 214. They have a lot of upcoming events they will be discussing. Stop by if you are interested in getting involved, and what industry pharmacy is about!
Outdoors club will be having their first event of the semester on Wednesday night 1/30/19 at Get Air VT. This event is from 7-8 PM. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to check in to ensure you can jump for the full hour! Sign up for the event here. Please fill out the safety waiver before arriving.
January 14th, 2019
Welcome back to school! We hope you all had a wonderful winter break!
We are very excited to announce our new Study Across The States program this year! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to complete one semester at the other campus! Below is the application form which must be completed and submitted to the dean’s office by February 15th!
The SGA also would like to remind students that the SGA weekly senate meetings are open to all students and are held in room VT101 every Tuesday at 11am. We would like to encourage all our campus community to come to our weekly meetings if you have time and contribute to the discussion!
December 8th, 2018
Good luck to everyone on exams!
Counseling services will be available on campus this week on Tuesday from 10:30-12:30 in the lobby. Free brunch will be provided courtesy of SGA. Please see the attached schedule for brains for breaks.
December 3rd, 2018
It's already December, which also marks the last week of class for the fall semester!
Tonight there will be the last yoga event! It’s from 7:30 to 8:30 in Essex Junction. Please sign up here!
SGA will also be hosting a pre-finals movie night tomorrow at 7:30 pm! Bring snacks and come enjoy a nice movie before exams with us! If you have any movie suggestions, please contact your class president, as we will be voting on the meeting during tomorrows SGA meeting.
Extended hours for the library start Sunday, Dec. 2nd! From Sunday through Thursday of exams, the library will be open until 12 midnight, including Friday Dec. 7th and Saturday Dec. 6th.
November 26th, 2018
Hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving break!
This year the giving tree will be dedicated to the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS). COTS provides emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are homeless or marginally housed in Vermont. Grab a tag to support COTS by purchasing the item written and donating by placing it in the box under the tree. Bring your item tag to winter formal for 5 EXTRA raffle tickets! Please click here to see what items are needed by COTS.
VPA is having the Fall Social this Thursday from 5-7pm. Come join us in snacks, drinks, and trivia with local pharmacists and other students! The event is free for VPA members, and $10 for non-members. All are welcome including guests of students. Sign up on here if you're interested. See the Facebook page for more details!
IMC is hosting a face and body scrub lab this Tuesday (November 27th). They will have a couple different varieties of scrubs that you can make and even have decorations for the jars! It'll be from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Skills Lab. Please sign up on the google doc so we have an estimate of how many people will be joining us!
November 12th, 2018
Winter formal is coming up soon on December 1st at 6pm! Please use this google doc link to RSVP by November 16th. The event is FREE for students and the cost for guests is $30. Payments for guests are also due by November 16th, make checks payable to ACPHS (envelopes and drop-box for checks can be found in the administrative offices, in the first office on the right).
This week CAC will be hosting LAB DRESS DOWN Day! Bring $5 to your lab and you can ditch the white coat and dress clothes! Mock interviews will also be going on this week, both Monday and Wednesday evening from 5:30-8:30 pm.
Finally, congrats to the P3s for winning Penny Wars! Over $70 was raised, we will get the dessert to the P3s soon!
November 5th, 2018
This week CAC Penny Wars start! Each class along with faculty will have their own jar. The team with the least negative score at the end of the week will win a delicious dessert! All proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Pennies count as positive and all other money counts as negative. Jars will be located in the cafeteria!
Come join SPDA on Tuesday in VT114 at 11 for an informational presentation to discuss how best to interact with members of the LGBTQ+ community in practice. This event is open to faculty and students alike! Bonus: this is also a PhIT-portfolio approved event!
There will also be a Career Fair this Friday in VT114 from 2-5pm! You can look forward to meeting employers and getting some precious time to do some networking.
With National Distance Learning Week happening this week, there will be a drop in session on Tuesday from 11-12 in the SGA Office. Stop by and talk to some of our online learning students! They’ll share experience, ideas, and suggestions about the courses they took and answer questions.
We will also be having a professional photographer campus on Wednesday 11/7/18 for a photo shoot! The still-life photography will contain both faculty and students around campus, and we will also be taking portrait photos of our students. All photos will be used in Marketing Efforts for the College. If you are interested, please RSVP to Meghan Shae's email ASAP.
October 29th, 2018
Congrats to our panthers soccer team for winning their division championship tournament!
This week there will be Yoga on Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30 pm! Our Tuesday will be a jam packed day, with the Fresh Check day at 10, PLS Volunteers with OSCO Pharmacy at 12, and the CAC Ronald McDonald House Dinner in the evening from 4:30 to 6:30!
Our first Hope Lodge event of the semester is coming on November 2nd. Come help make dinner for cancer patients and their families at Hope Lodge in Burlington! The event is expected to last from 4:30pm to 5:30 pm. Please sign-up using the google doc.
October 22nd, 2018
This week, SSHP will be hosting their Residency Night event this Thursday Oct. 25th. If you are interested in doing PGY modules, or would like to learn more about doing a residency, it's a great event to attend. You can sign up here for the event here.
The Colchester Halloween festival is happening this weekend, at Bayside Park from 3-6pm, with a movie afterwards! ACPHS will have a presence at the fair, so it would be great if you could attend. Volunteers are still needed, so if you are interested in helping out, please sign up here.
Stay warm this chilly week Panthers!
October 15, 2018
Good luck to the P1s and P2s this week with their tests this week!
A reminder to everyone that CPR training will be happening this weekend (Saturday, Oct. 20) at 9 am. Remember to bring your payment in cash at the morning of!
October 8, 2018
Happy thanksgiving everyone! Just a reminder that on October 9th, we will be following the Monday class schedule.
The first-ever #WomenPharmacistDay is on October 12, 2018. Honor the trailblazers who have made such progress possible, and recognize the important contributions that women pharmacists make, every day, to delivering quality care to patients in communities, nationwide.
Think Pink Bingo: Money fundraiser will go to the Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The event will be bingo night style with light refreshments. Admission will be $5 a person and there will be an option of purchasing extra boards, spaces and raffle tickets for the raffle prizes throughout the night.
Flu Shot Clinic: The college will be offering free flu shots to students from 10:30 am to 1 pm this Thursday. Please bring your insurance information and identification.
Relay for Life Blanket Fundraiser will be going on throughout this week. To purchase the blankets, please contact Sam Aierle, the cost of each blanket is $25.
Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition (2018 – 2019)
Local Competitions: Nov. 2018 & Jan. 2019
National Compounding Competition: March 16-17, 2019 Aventura, Florida
The Local Competition - Specific Dates TBD
Students will compete in teams of three. The top eight teams from round 1 (in November) will compete in the compounding portion in round 2 (in January). The top team will represent the College at the National Competition.
The College is reimbursing half the registration fee and providing a $100 towards your travel to Florida. If you are interested in participating in this competition sign up by October 5th at:
For additional Information Contact: LeeAnna.Obos@acphs.edu
This IPE event is PhIT Approved for the Leadership/Professional Development Category. P1s are encouraged to reach out to their IPE Table Team and attend together and get points towards the Deans’ IPE Award.
October 1, 2018
Counseling services will be available this week from 10:30 am -12:30 pm!
The Cure for IBD Fun Run/Walk is this Saturday, October 6th! You can choose to run 1 mile, 2 miles, or a 5K. It's $20 to sign up and you get a drawstring backpack, racing bib, t-shirt, and a medal if you finish. $20 is a lot for students, but the experience you'll gain by listening to the stories of those living with Crohn's and Colitis is priceless! If you need a ride or have questions, feel free to reach out to Noor Hage!
September 24, 2018
For those of you that are interested, ASHP hosts a biannual "New Drug Update Competition" where students submit a 1-page write-up on a new medication (indication, adverse effects, place in therapy, efficacy). The winner of the contest will be featured on the ASHP online platform. Besides having your name digitally etched on the website of the largest and most influential pharmacy organization for all of eternity, this is an excellent opportunity to bolster your CV. Submissions are due by Oct 1st and more information is located in the link below.
SSHP is holding their annual Clinical Skills Competition on Saturday, September 29th! Get a partner to help you compete to win not only bragging rights between both campuses but for free registration to Mid-Year in California where you compete against the best in the country. If you have any questions, please contact Sam Arerle, Dr. Boire or check your email for information from Nicole Stack.Sign up on the google form below:
There will be a final CLIA training with Dr. Higdon (Wednesday) at 4:30 p.m. in the skills lab. This training is mandatory for participants of all clubs who want to go to any blood pressure or blood glucose screenings. If you have already done one and want to brush up on your skills you are welcome to join as well
IMC will have the Soap and Chapstick event on this coming Tuesday, Sept. 25th, in VT 309. Everyone is welcome to come! Please use the google doc below to sign up:
The CPR course will be given Saturday, October 20th at 9 am in VT114. Please sign up on the google doc before Oct 10th.
September 17, 2018
Join Colleges Against Cancer on Tuesday, 12PM at room 213 for their first general meeting of the year! They have a lot of great events coming up this fall so come learn all about how to get involved!
Have you ever consider opening your own pharmacy? Well, Tammy McDonald of RxOwnership at McKesson will be joining us this Thursday, Sept. 20th at 5 PM in Room 114 to talk about owning an independent pharmacy and the steps to make your dream, a reality! There will be FREE PIZZA and this is a PHIT APPROVED EVENT. Even if you have no interest in independent pharmacy practice it will still be informative and interesting. And who knows she may change your mind? So, join us and come see what APhA has to offer!
APhA is hosting another blood glucose/blood pressure screening at the Burlington Farmers Market on Saturday 9/29 from 8am-1pm!
We are going to have another quick training for this event in the lab (more info will be posted soon). Please give yourself enough time to park and also dress professionally in your white coats. This could be a great event to fulfill one of your PhIT portfolio requirements. Also, P3s, this is a great chance for you to practice your blood pressure measuring skills outside labs.
SSHP is holding their annual Clinical Skills Competition on Saturday, September 29th! Get a partner to help you compete to win not only bragging rights between both campuses but for free registration to Mid-Year in California where you compete against the best in the country. If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Aierle, Dr. Boire or check your email for information from Nicole Stack. Sign up on the google form below:
September 10, 2018
APhA is having their annual Blood Pressure Kit Fundraiser this coming week! Each kit will be $20 and you can choose from eight cool colors: pink, purple, orange, teal, navy, black, hunter green, and red. Sign up on the google doc below to get yours!
IPhO is having their first general meeting this Tuesday at 12pm in room 214. Join and learn about upcoming events, and what industry pharmacy is all about. Hope to see everyone there!
September 3, 2018:
SSHP is joining up with VtSHP this Friday for Beers with Peers. Please sign up on the google doc so we have a better idea of attendance. Any questions, feel free to email Sam at Samantha.Aierle@acphs.edu!
Join APhA on Thursday at 11:00 AM in VT-310 for APhA's first general meeting! Come learn about what APhA has to offer, and if you haven't already signed up you can do so at the meeting!
August 20th, 2018: Welcome P1s!
Here is what is going on during welcome week: