VOLUME 2, ISSUE 4 MARCH NEWSLETTER
Oh...the high school You can dust off your
prom! What great old prom wear, Hit
memories...friends, fun, the thrift store, or
getting all dressed up find something
and dancing the night around your house
away. Well if you miss that reminds you of
those good ol’ your favorite
times...here’s your decade!
APhA– ASP is hosting a How do you get tick-
flashback prom! ets?
There will be games & Contact: : Allison
prizes, a DJ, and a cash bar (firstname.lastname@example.org) , Tim
Date: March 28th
(with ID). (email@example.com) or Julia
Time: 8 pm
What do I wear: It’s a Where: American Legion in Collinsville
Flashback! Wear attire
1022 Vandalia St. Collinsville, IL Tickets are $10 in advance and
from your favorite decade . $15 at the door
On Saturday plastic agents, raised a United
March 7, 2009 at Helen total of $563! states as
Fitzgerald’s in St. Louis well as in a few other was great to see so much
I would like to person- participation. If you
our APhA—ASP chapter countries. This is the
ally thank all those who want further information
did a great thing...some world’s biggest volun-
donated and especially about this organization
brave souls shaved their teer-driven fundraising
those who lost some or about how to donate
heads to help raise funds event for childhood can-
locks for a good cause. to any other
and support for child- cer where people shave
hood cancer research. The St. Baldrick’s Foun- their heads to show their event...check out:
dation hosts events such support and solidarity
Our team, the antineo- www.stbaldricks.org
as this one all over the for childhood cancer. It
Do you want free money scholarships for APhA- Sure it takes a little time
for school? ASP members. The ap- to apply for scholarships
plication is available on but just remember...
...Of course you do! Blackboard and is due FREE MONEY!
by March 31st.
Apply by midnight
Well here’s how to get it: The award is determined
on March 31st You can find it under the based on character,
Apply for the APhA-ASP
Scholarship! “scholarship” tab. The leadership, and
directions, application documented commit-
You can win up to $250. and evaluation rubric ment to service.
We are awarding 2 are posted online.
A Brief Run to Fight Colon Cancer
On March 28th the Colon
Cancer Alliance organization hosts priately so it’s important to help
several 5K runs in order to work raise awareness.
towards raising awareness for co- Connie’s husband Bob Carr is get-
This 5K walk/run is held in Forest
lorectal cancer. ting a team together:
Park and has a fun twist to your
Colorectal Cancer is the 3rd lead- traditional 5K. In order to raise Contact Bob if you are interested:
ingcancer killer in the United awareness you are encouraged to
States. 52,180 American died last wear your “undies” on the outside. firstname.lastname@example.org
year. However this doesn’t have to This can mean whatever you like 314-537-0993
be the case! We have great (wearing boxers over your pants,
screening methods to help catch wearing matching team boxers
this disease in a state which we can etc… the organization just encour-
treat. This isn’t the case for all ages up to keep it appropriate as
types of cancer. However, not this is a race for all ages.
everyone gets screenings appro-
For more information go to:
Congrats Lacy Gamblin... Date to Remember:
She is our National Patient who participated. It’s won-
Counseling Competition derful to know our students
winner! Lacy will represent are gaining valuable ex- October 1-3, 2009 is the IPhA
SIUe at our annual meeting perience counseling pa- Conference in Peoria, Illinois. There
by competing at the na- tients. If you missed the will be special events especially for
tional level. We’re sure she opportunity to participate, students as well as lots of other great
will do wonderful and rep- keep it in mind for next sessions including several CEs.
resent the school well. year! It’s a great opportu- Keep this date in mind as this
Make sure to congratulate nity to practice your skills conference will be a good one to
her next time you see her! and win prizes! attend! There may also be some
Congratulations should be Good work to everyone support provided to help reduce cost
extended to all students who participated. for travel and registration.
VOLUME 2, ISSUE 4
Operation Diabetes was a huge success!
We’ve had 2 big projects and played fun but educa- We had several guest
going on recently that fall tional bingo all about dia- speakers including nation-
under the umbrella of betes. The residents have a ally acclaimed comedi-
“Project Diabetes”, both of lot of fun and they enjoy our enne, Phyllis Shulman on
which were much needed company too. hand to present a little
educational experiences comedy as well as presen-
The second recent even
for the audience and were tations on various topics
was the Diabetes Sympo-
both huge success stories. including, oral
sium. We had 20 student
First of all we had Diabetes pharmacists on hand from
Bingo. This was done twice APhA and SSHP to provide
already and there may be various screenings includ-
one more Bingo session in ing blood pressure moni-
the works currently. toring, risk assessments,
foot inspections and free Thank you to
Members of our school and
hemoglobin A1c tests. everyone who
organization went to as- helped plan
Over 215 people attended
sisted living homes and and run these
Rosewood Nursing home events!
Members of the Month...
December: January: February:
Congratulations to… Congratulations to… Congratulations to…
Justine Guyton, Kelly Kris Ochs! Phoung Nguyen
Kris has been a very active Phoung has always been a
Byrne, and Dawn
member of our big help for our organiza-
organization! She has done tion but she especially did
These ladies worked hard many great things for our a great job organizing Dia-
to make sure we had a suc- chapter especially all her betes Bingo. She was won-
cessful American Pharma- hard work organizing the derful at collecting prize
cist Month. Thank you for Diabetes Symposium! donations and making the
all your hard work! event run smoothly!
Elections I know, I know...the semester isn’t even over
yet! But looking ahead to next year...some of
Want the opportunity to organizations...it can be a you especially the P1s will be needing some
become more involved in lot of fun and also looks
new textbooks. Make sure to keep APhA-ASP
our organization...run for great on a CV!
office and help shape
in mind. We sell books at a discounted stu-
We will be holding elec- dent rate!
exactly what the
organization will become. tions on April 30th at our
next chapter meetings. Next year for your Therapeutics class you will
You have the opportunity Keep your eyes open for need to purchase 2 text books...there will be
to work with the board and more information about a new edition coming out and it will be more
organize events and activi- each position. difficult to find good deals online– don’t for-
ties. get to remember your APhA-ASP
If you have any question
It is a great idea to become about available positions, chapter...discounted books are part of your
more involved in feel free to contact a board benefits!
Improving medication use. Advancing Patient Care.
W E’RE ON THE W EB:
W W W . P H A R M AC I S T . C O M
Spring Membership Drive
This Spring Membership Drive is for students in the class of 2010.
APhA-ASP offers a great review kit for free with your membership fee. You will receive:
• 2009 Clinical Rotation Prep Kit
• APhA Complete Review for Pharmacy ($64.95 value)
• Professional Liability Insurance
• And other online benefits
This is a great way to get a review kit for the NAPLEX exam! This is such a great deal and in order
to get it you have to do 2 things. 1. You have to apply for membership (new or renewal) by April
13th. If you apply for membership after this date you will NOT receive this offer. 2. You will need
to log onto www.pharmacist.com with your ID number to request your kit and provide the proper
mailing address. This offer will also renew your membership until October 2010.
This is a GREAT opportunity! Don’t let it pass you by!
Going to Annual?
Lung Walk 2009 Make sure to check your
email for the list Tim
Lung Diseases including asthma Currently we are at 15 mem-
and COPD are a huge health bers and we’ve raised $320. If Gleason sent out. Double
issue in the United States and you would like to walk with us check the list and make
especially in this area…Want to you can sign up and have fam-
do something about it? ily and friend support you by sure your name is on it.
Join the APhA-ASP team
“puffers and pills” in the 2009 http://www.mrsnv.com/evt/ If you aren’t on our offi-
Lung Walk. I know I know, home.jsp?id=2346 cial list you won’t be
there are 2 “walk-a-thons” in
Or contact J. Cody Sanduscky properly excused from
class and you won’t be
This one is on April 18th at the
Garden’s on SIUe’s campus.
wants that! So make sure
Last year we had a huge turn- to see to check the list and let
out and raised a lot of funds for you Tim know if your name is
asthma education. This year there!
we’d like to raise at least $1,000 missing.
and have 20 or more people
Have fun and a safe trip to