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Theme of the Month:  KINDNESS

Greetings CPPS Phamily!
 
Hopefully you are adjusting well to our new mode of operation. I commend each of you for quickly adapting to remote instruction. This is evidence that our college is replete with resilient, hardworking students, faculty and staff. 
 
Today's newsletter has additional information to foster your success. Please read it and make use of the resources the University has provided to assist you during this challenging period. 
 
As we continue to focus on "kindness" this month, I am sharing this quote from Amelia Earhart:
 
"A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make new trees."
 
Have a great week everyone! Do not hesitate to contact the Student Affairs office if you have any questions or concerns.
 
Kindly,
 
Dr. Holiday-Goodman
 

STUDENT ACCOLADES

We are happy to report that the ACCP Clinical Research Challenge Team has made it to Round 3 of the competition (Top 20 in the country)!!  You can find general info about the competition here: https://www.accp.com/stunet/crc/.  
The team members are: 
 
Ryan Strausbaugh (Captain)
Bianka Ahmetspahic
Austin Verhoff
Elise Illius (alternate)
 
Notably the only schools in OH, MI, and IN that made it to Round 2 (Top 40) were UToledo, Neomed, ONU, Wayne State, and UofM.  Of these, the only one making it to Round 3 was UToledo!!
 
The team’s research proposal is due April 17th.  Winners are announced June 12th.
 

EVENTS

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) 
https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3621399


Please direct any questions to Audrey Kellems at Audrey.Kellems@UToledo.edu

DIVERSITY NEWS/OBSERVANCES

March is Women's History Month

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


The Office of Student Affairs is available to meet your advising needs

Please note that HSC OSA will be available Monday-Friday from 8:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm and working remotely.                       
                             
Ms. Deb Sobczak will be available Monday-Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-6:00pm

To better serve you during this time please use the following academic advising options:

1) EMAIL your advising questions:
     CPPSadvising@utoledo.edu (Any student)
     deborah.sobczak@utoledo.edu (PREP)
     jing.meyer@utoledo.edu (Prof. Div.)

2) PHONE appointment through Appointment Plus - 
    Your Academic Advisor will call YOU at the time of your appointment:
    #419.530.1970 (PREP)
    #419-383-1904 (Prof. Div.)

3) SKYPE appointment through Appointment Plus - 
    Log into Skype on your computer and use it to CALL your Academic Advisor at the time of your appointment:
    deborah.sobczak (PREP)
    jing.meyer (Prof. Div.)

If any student has questions or concerns regarding test accommodations during this remote learning period, please contact Dr. Holiday-Goodman at Monica.Holiday-Goodman@utoledo.edu.

 
Important Message Regarding Special Grade Option - Spring 2020

Dear CPPS Students,
 
As you have probably seen, the University has implemented a new Pass/No Credit (PE/NE) policy for Spring 2020 courses. For more details, please see the letter sent to you today dated 3/24/20 from the Provost.
 
Our Office of Student Affairs, our Admissions Committee, and the Senior Leadership is working together to finalize the details of how this new policy will work in our College.
 
We recognize that you may have several questions on how this grading option may affect admissions and progression decisions. Rest assured that we want to make this time less stressful for our students. Therefore, we are asking for your patience while we figure this out. 
 
In the meantime, please hold off filling out a PE/NE form until we all have more information. Please feel free, however, to continue to contact your academic advisor with any other concerns that you have.
 
We hope that you and your family are healthy and safe.

Your CCPS Office of Student Affairs

Center for Success Coaching
Be sure to visit UT's Center for Success Coaching's website to review     
FAQs: Student Success in a Remote Environment for important and helpful information to aid in your success during this time.

These common FAQs have been developed to help you best navigate remote learning. 

https://www.utoledo.edu/successcoach/studentsuccessfaq.html
 
The Center for Success Coaching has created some initial videos to assist students during this transition to remote learning.  The videos are embedded in YouTube, are closed captioned, and many have accompanying resources/documents tied to the videos (accessible under the video).

Videos:
Conquer the Clock (time management): https://youtu.be/sEuyte8U6pc
Stress Management: https://youtu.be/lF62NOuK8Jw
Beat Procrastination and Make the Grade: https://youtu.be/eR1r_C-wtFc
Cornell Notes for Math Courses: https://youtu.be/EkPax3P9kb4
Netiquette: https://youtu.be/OLAsxID6k4A

 
Message from the Learning Enhancement Center 
Through a partnership the Learning Enhancement Center has with Innovative Educators, we have access to a series of videos to assist students in the transition to online learning.  Topics include test taking, study tips, time management, and more!
 
Directions For Students
To access online resources, visit (www.go2ie.com/onlinelearningstudent) and follow the next steps:
  • ·         Create an account
  • ·         Fill out the information about who you are and where you study
  • ·         Start utilizing online orientation and student success workshops
Questions can be emailed to Julie Radwanski, Academic Services Coordinator at julia.radwanski@utoledo.edu
 
Academic Enrichment Center Remote Access
 
CPPS Health Science Campus students, please note that the AEC staff is available to you during this period of remote instruction. Although peer review sessions are cancelled, you can still receive academic and mental health counseling as indicated below. 

Stacie (Learning Specialist) will be working 100% remotely by appointment only. You can book with her here https://stacienowak.youcanbook.me/. During your scheduled appointment you click https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/3b8be1ff55cd43d8a44055e1f600fa19 where you can meet virtually.

Mondays 8:00 am-4:30pm
Tuesdays 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesdays 8:00am-5:30pm
Thursdays 8:30am-3:00pm
Alternating Fridays 8am-4pm
Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm
 
Jackie (Wellness Counselor) will be working 100% remotely by appointment only. You can book with her here https://jackie-vanzile.youcanbook.me. During your scheduled appointment you click https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/3a94c3cea3ba4322858006bff86a4be9 where you can meet virtually.
Jackie’s hours are Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.
  
 

UT Health Science Campus Student Services
Dear UT HSC Students,
 
The UT Health Science Campus Student Service Suite Staff will all begin working remotely.
 
The 1st floor office suite in Mulford Library will be closed to walk-in traffic and it’s very possible the building will be locked down as well.
 
In the interim, our preferred method of contact is by email at the following addresses:
 
HSC Student Services                     HSCStudentServices@utoledo.edu
 
Financial Aid                                    HSCStudentFinAid@utoledo.edu
 
HSC Registrar’s Office                    HSCRegistrar@utoledo.edu
 
We will make every effort to respond to your questions as quickly as possible during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  As you know, we are all experiencing rapid changes in every aspect of our lives, please be patient with us.  Take care of yourselves, your family, friends, classmates and pets as we are all in this together.
 
Best Regards,
Tawn Williams-Nell
Director of Student Services- HSC       
 

Convocation and Awards Ceremony
Attention Spring & Summer Graduates the 2020 Convocation and Awards Ceremony has been canceled

Please click on the following link for a letter from Dean Pollack
https://www.utoledo.edu/pharmacy/current/graduation/convocation.html
 

2020 SUMMER CAMPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
               Be sure to look for 2021 Summer Camps
 


Online Course in Veterinary Pharmacy for Students

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy has recognized the need for pharmacists to possess the competence to care for veterinary patients. NABP passed a resolution encouraging the availability of veterinary pharmacology education.  The Online Course in Veterinary Pharmacy for pharmacy students continues to address the need for veterinary pharmacy curricular offerings by using distance education technology.

The goal of this established course is to assist students in developing a new knowledge base and skill set in veterinary pharmacy so they can safely and confidently provide care for animal patients.

Students throughout the country can easily access this web-based course to gain up-to-date information and training in veterinary drugs and disease states, regulatory issues and public health topics. Upon completing this course, students will have obtained knowledge and skills that can positively impact clinical outcomes by applying their drug knowledge resources to veterinary situations.  This highly successful course has quickly become a favorite with students across the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. To date, over 3500 pharmacy students have taken this course.

Students are welcome to take the 2-credit hour course on an individual basis and transfer the elective credit back to their home school. The course is offered every spring, summer and fall semester.

University of Florida College of Pharmacy welcomes registrations for the summer 2020 course offering. The course starts May 11th and ends July 31st, 2020.

For information on course objectives, dates, tuition, or registration instructions click here. To register for the course you will need to apply for admission to UF as a non-degree student. (Click on the Apply button on the blue menu bar to begin the application.  Please read carefully and follow exactly the Step #2 Non-degree application instructions for Veterinary Pharmacy so that you apply for the correct special program).

PREP NEWS
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 Deborah.sobczak@utoledo.edu

 
To submit items for the weekly newsletter please email Nina Jaime at adelina.jaime@utoledo.edu by the Thursday prior to the Tuesday publication date. Items must be submitted in Microsoft Word text to ensure accessibility for all readers.

Nominate a fellow student for student of the month!
Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the month. 
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