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Theme of the Month:  "PERSEVERANCE"
Greetings CPPS Phamily!
 
Kudos to each of you! We made it to finals week! This semester brought life-altering challenges, but you have persevered! For those of you who are graduating this week, I share my heartfelt congratulations! For those of you who are continuing towards your goal, keep at it. Step by step, one day at a time, you will succeed. Be encouraged by this quote from William James:
 
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." (William James)
 
Keep up the good work everyone. Every bit of effort moves you closer to your goal.
 
Rocket Regards,
 
Dr. Holiday-Goodman

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 your Academic Advisor will video call        you at the time of your appointment. Provide your Skype contact name in          the Special Instructions box.

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.
 

STUDENT ACCOLADES

In the May 1 edition of the JSHC newsletter “The Medallion”, Shaina Shah, a P1 PharmD student, was recognized for her contributions to the Honors College this year.

Eighth Annual Local American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Clinical Pharmacy Challenge
The Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP) at the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences held its Eighth Annual Local American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Clinical Pharmacy Challenge on Wednesday, April 29th (virtually).  The following students will be representing UToledo in the preliminary rounds of the national competition to be held virtually in September: 

  • Maureen Hickey (Captain)
  • Courtney Mackzum
  • Megan Shulkosky
  • Hannah Hixenbaugh (alternate)
  • Erik Wasowski (alternate)

 

COVID-19 UPDATES AND UNIVERSITY RESOURCES

Wi-Fi Access
Wi-fi access on campus has been extended into the following areas for students to access via their cars.  They can only access Eduroam with their UTAD credentials,.
  • Secor side of Rocket Hall; west parking lot (Area 25) - area in front of RSC entrance
  • Some spots in the small lot behind Snyder (closest to building)
  • Near the UT Student Medical Center / Main Campus Pharmacy (close to building).  
  • Centennial Mall also has access throughout, but students could only access on foot and practicing social distancing.

For University updates related to COVID-19, go to www.utoledo.edu/coronavirus
 
For information on various services available to you during this period, go to www.utoledo.edu/success/university.html. Information on available mental health services, the food pantry, Rocket aid, transportation support, and medical services is provided here.
 
Quick Links
Food Pantry - (Curbside pick-up available on main campus)
https://www.utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/food-pantry/
The Counseling Center (
offering free phone and virtual support services)
https://www.utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/counseling/
Student Wellness Center

https://www.utoledo.edu/healthservices/hsc/mental.html
Learning Enhancement Center (offering online tutoring services)
https://www.utoledo.edu/success/lec/tutoring/
Rocket Aid
- https://www.utoledo.edu/financialaid/scholarships/webforms/rocketaid.html

COVID-19 Emergency Financial Assistance Available for UToledo Students

The University has created a webpage outlining all available COVID-19 emergency financial assistance options available for students experiencing financial difficulties.
 
  • We are thankful to have received $13.5 million in funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Of this total, $6.7 million will be used to immediately assist current students experiencing financial hardships caused by the pandemic.
 
  • Students enrolled for spring 2020 who received a federal Pell Grant will receive a one-time grant of $500, and no application is required. About one-third of the federal relief dollars will be used to prioritize aid to these students.
 
  • For all other students, we have streamlined the application process. They can submit one application for Rocket Aid to be considered for federal CARES Act support, as well as donor-funded relief programs.
 
  • Students who previously submitted a request for emergency aid due to the coronavirus pandemic will need to complete a new Rocket Aid application to be considered for CARES funding support.
 
  • Our financial aid team will review each application individually to prioritize the most urgent needs.

EVENTS

CMD Pharmacy Virtual Career Fair for Ohio
Wednesday, May 6th through Saturday, May 9th

Practicing Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and Pharmacy Aides, as well as students currently enrolled in education programs within the state are encouraged to pre-register. This digital recruiting event brings together hospitals, healthcare systems, and practice groups seeking Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and Pharmacy Aides for immediate hire across Ohio. 
On May 6th, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and Pharmacy Aides who have pre-registered will receive an invitation link to enter the virtual fair, and will be able to review in-state job opportunities from the convenience of their phones, laptops, or tablets until midnight. 

Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and Pharmacy Aides interested in further introducing themselves to employers across the state may also submit their resumes for inclusion in the Ohio Pharmacy Resume Book, which will be distributed to all participating employers.

Pre-register HERE

For questions regarding the Ohio Pharmacy Virtual Career Fair please contact:

Alice Crawford
CareerMD.com
33 West 17th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011
ACrawford@CareerMD.com
(800) 355-2626

DIVERSITY NEWS/OBSERVANCES

VIRTUAL MULTICULTURAL GRADUATION CEREMONY!
Thursday, May 7th 6:00 PM 
Contact the Office of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS)
https://www.utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/omss/

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Important Message Regarding Special Grade Option - Spring 2020

Please be sure to check your Rocket email account as a message dated 4/13 was sent with important information regarding:

Guidelines for The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) Pass/No Credit Grade Option for Spring 2020 
 

Writing Center Online and eTutoring

Offering both Online (synchronous) and eTutoring (asynchronous) appointments for students! To schedule an appointment, students should go to https://utoledo.mywconline.com/
 

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 are working remotely.
 
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       
 
Fall 2020 Health Requirements Deadline for the Entering PharmD Class of 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has extended the Fall 2020 Health Requirements Deadline for the entering PharmD Class of 2020 to Saturday, August 1, 2020

Students can email any questions and/or their health information via scan (PDF) or screenshot (JPG) as long as it is legible and original signatures and dates are clearly defined directly to Sherlette Hobbs at Sherlette.Hobbs@utoledo.edu

Students are also urged to begin their Hepatitis B series as soon as feasible. 
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Fall 2020 P1 BSPS White Coat Information

If you are a student with provisional admission in Cosmetic Science & Formulation Design, Medicinal & Biological Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, or Pharmacology/Toxicology major, you must complete a “White Coat Selection” form no later than May 15, 2020.

You can find the form via this link:  https://www.utoledo.edu/pharmacy/webforms/white-coat.html

When selecting your white coat size, please use your size for standard coat/blazer size.

(Since Pharmacy Administration students are not required to wear a white coat for their academic program, students with provisional admission in Pharmacy Administration are not required to complete this form.)


Fall 2020 P1 PharmD White Coat Information

All P1 Pharm.D. students will receive a FREE white lab coat at the Professional Advancement Ceremony which celebrates your matriculation into the Pharm.D. program.

To order your white coat, please complete and submit the "White Coat Selection" form online by no later than May 15, 2020.

Please note that Pharm.D. students wear the short lab coats, and you should select your standard coat/blazer size.

Online Form: https://www.utoledo.edu/pharmacy/webforms/white-coat.html

For questions regarding the white coat, please email CPPSAdvising@utoledo.edu.


CPPS Virtual Convocation and Awards Program
 
Spring and Summer Graduates,
 
The College is preparing a virtual celebration of your accomplishments. A link to this program will be sent to you by email later this week. We are so proud of you and we wish you the very best in your professional pursuits. 

University of Toledo Virtual Commencement
The University of Toledo is recognizing the Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement ceremony while we cannot celebrate together amid the COVID-19 global pandemic.

For more information please click HERE

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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