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Word of the Week:  KINDNESS

Hello CPPS Phamily!

This month’s theme is Kindness. With all of the negative comments that we see on TV and social media, I thought it would be good to focus on this old-fashioned, but highly important virtue.

According to Dr. David Hamilton, kindness benefits the giver and the receiver.  He shares in a 2011 Huffington Post blog that kindness 1) Makes us happier; 2) Gives us healthier hearts; 3) Slows down the aging process; 4) Makes for better relationships; and 5) Is contagious!

For this week’s quote, consider these wise words from Disney’s Cinderella:

“Have courage and be kind.  Where there is kindness there is goodness
 and where this is goodness there is magic.”
Go out and create some magic this month. Be kind! Have a great week!

Dr. HG


Hats off to PharmD students Hannah Hixenbaugh and Laura Heckenmueller for organizing the AZO faculty auction. The event raised $3,753 in aid for the upcoming medical missions trip. 

Special thanks to Pharmacy Student Council Vice President, Matthew Nennstiel, for organizing the PSC Leadership Retreat at Peace, Love, and Pottery Studio. CPPS alum Dr. Nicole Guist served as guest speaker for the event.


Dean Katherine Easley Wemmer Fund
Scholarship of Excellence 2020-2021 

 $500-$1,000 per semester

For academic year 2020-2021, applicant must be either: 
  • A full-time female student at junior or senior level at The University of Toledo 
  • A full-time or part-time female student working on a graduate degree in any field at The University of Toledo   A member of Toledo Branch of the American Association of University Women who is doing post- baccalaureate work at the college or university of her choice 


Please direct questions to
The University Women’s Commission (UWC) is offering three $1,000 scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year to undergraduate female students (who have earned a minimum of 60 credit hours at UT). 
The scholarship application and guidelines are located on the UWC website at

Scholarship recipients and Outstanding University Woman recipients will be recognized at a luncheon in their honor  
 Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  
Grogan Room Savage Arena 


University of Toledo Federal Credit Union (UTFCU) Scholarships

UTFCU is giving away $5,000 in college scholarships to qualifying members!

To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must meet the following requirements:  
  • Must be graduating high school in 2020 or have graduated high school within the past 3 years.
  • Must be planning to pursue an undergraduate education at least part-time.
  • Must complete and return the scholarship application and essay by March 6, 2020.
For more information please visit their website.

If you have any specific questions that the website does not cover, please
e-mail Cara Perry at or call 419.214.6761.

Professional Staff Association Scholarship

The University of Toledo Professional Staff Association Scholarship fund is sponsored by the Professional Staff Association (PSA), a group comprised of classified-exempt and unclassified administrative and professional employees who do not belong to a collective bargaining unit.

Applicants must be UT students enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours with at least sophomore standing (30 earned hours). A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required, and financial need will be considered.

The scholarship is non-college specific and can be used to fund tuition, fees, books, and other educational expenses. It is not automatically renewable – applicants must apply each year – and it is refundable. The total amount of scholarships awarded will be based on yearly funds available. 

All application materials are due to the online submission box no later than 5 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020. 

For more information and to apply please visit their website.


PLS March Madness - Bracket Challenege 2020

PLS is hosting their annual March Madness Bracket Fundraiser!  It is $5 for one bracket and $10 for three brackets! Below is a link to the google form to sign up for the fundraiser with directions of payment as well. The first place winner gets $75, second place gets $50, and third place gets $25 dollars.

All students, faculty members, and friends are invited to participate.

Here is the link to sign up:

If you have any questions please email
Supplemental Instruction Leader
positions - Openings for Fall 2020

The job description AND application can be found on the Learning Enhancement Center website.

Handshake Application (Open 3/2 - 3/31)

Please direct any questions to Audrey Kellems at

Hygiene Drive and Coin Wars
February 3rd-March 27th
Donate Hygiene Supplies or contribute to the coin wars to support this year’s Guatemalan mission trip. 
Class collection boxes and change jars are in the pharmacy practice office and outside COB 1000A from 12-1pm every Monday and Wednesday.
Pizza will be provided for the class that fills the box and has the highest cumulative score between the events.
Spring 2020 (Re)Search Party!
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Carlson Library Room 1005
11am - 2pm

Hosted by The Writing Center and Carlson Library

Get writing and research assistance from our experienced Writing Center tutors and University Librarians. All students working on a piece of writing are welcome—no appointment needed!  Students should RSVP to the event on Invonet:


March is Women's History Month

For a list of upcoming events please visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusions website at


Convocation and Awards Ceremony
Attention Spring & Summer Graduates: 

Please RSVP by March 27, 2020,, whether or not you plan to attend the College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences Convocation and Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 8th
New Health Science Campus Counseling Opportunity
We are pleased to announce that the Academic Enrichment Center (AEC) now has a Student Wellness Counselor, Ms. Jackie Van Zile, LPC.

For Health Science Campus students, Ms. Van Zile can provide help to manage stress, and to overcome emotional and mental barriers to learning.

To schedule an appointment with Ms. Van Zile, go to
P1 Spring Group Review Sessions
               Patient Care               Cardiology-1
      Sejal Shah/ Bill Gibbons            Brandi Avery + Hallie Benanzer
         Date     Time Location            Date     Time Location
1/27/2020    5-7 PM COB 1210   2/17/2020   6-8 PM COB 1210
        2/26/2020    6:30-8:30 COB 1210
        3/5/2020    6:30-8:30 COB 1210
              Diabetes/Endocrine                      Bio-Chem-2
Syndey D. + Elizabeth B. + Megan S.         Laura Heckenmueller/ Katie Matousek
           Date       Time Location             Date        Time Location
3/24/2020    6:30-8:30 COB 1210   2/19/2020    4:30-6:30 COB 1230
4/2/2020    6:30-8:30 COB 1210   3/25/2020    4:30-6:30 COB 1230
4/16/2020    6:30-8:30 COB 1210   4/29/2020    4:30-6:30 COB 1230
4/23/2020    6:30-8:30 COB 1210        
                  Microbiology               Pharmacokinetics
Elise Illius/ Jordan Zitzman       Brandi Avery/ Alexis Mann
         Date Time Location           Date Time Location
2/28/2020    4:14-6:15 COB 1230   2/20/2020    6:30-8:30 COB 1210
5/1/2020    4:15-6:15 COB 1231   3/23/2020    6-8 PM COB 1050
               Drop-In Tutoring        
Mikayla Panton          
Date Time Location        
TBD   MUL 511        
P2 Spring Group Review Sessions
                   Pulmonary               Hematology
Emily Gonzalez/     Emily Gonzalez/ Sydney Dobson
                   Date      Time Location            Date     Time Location
1/29/2020    5-7 PM COB 1210   2/25/2020    5-7 PM COB 1210
2/5/2020    5-7 PM COB 1210        
            Pain+Substance Abuse             Drop-In Tutoring
Sejal Shah/ Bill Gibbons          Hallie Benanzer  
                  Date        Time Location           Date Time Location
4/15/2020    4:30-6:30 COB 1230      TBD   MUL 511
DROP IN:            
4/29/2020    4:30-6:30 MUL 511        

2020 Pharmacy Summer Camp Counselor Applications 
(June 28th-July 1st)
The Office of Enrollment Management is looking for high-energy College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences students that will represent our college to high schoolers attending Pharmacy Summer Camp 2020.

There will be a PharmD camp sponsored by Walgreens and a BSPS camp sponsored by Shimadzu and Amway.  We are looking for five pharmacy camp counselors and five BSPS camp counselors. 

Please send a letter of interest and a reference letter from anyone outside the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to Jose Trevino at In addition, please submit a short one minute video of yourself promoting camp. 

Applications will be accepted until March 20 followed by interviews in late March and early April. 

Questions can be emailed to 
UPDATE – CPPS Student Affairs Office Hours (WO1227)
Monday – Friday:             9:00am – 1:00pm
                                         2:00pm – 6:00pm

Mandatory for CPPS PREP students!
1st Year Students 
Or any PREP student not applying or progressing into P1 in Fall 2020
  • Tuesday, March 3         10:00am-11:00am      WO1201
  • Friday, March 6              2:00pm -3:00pm        BO1059 
  • Tuesday, March 17        10:00am-11:00am     WO1201
  • Tuesday, March 17        1:00pm-2:00pm         WO1201
  • Thursday, March 19      11:00am-12:00pm      WO1201

Please note that PharmD students must have at least 60 earned credit hours to obtain their State of Ohio intern license. Intern licenses are needed in the fall semester of the P1 (professional year one) for all PharmD students.
If you are applying to start our PharmD program in Fall 2020, please review your transcript or degree audit now.
If you will not have at least 60 earned credit hours (adding your current earned hours with your spring hours), you should add a class in Spring 2020 (or plan to take a class during the Summer 2020).
If you have any questions or are unsure of your earned hours please contact

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