Rho Chi’s Semester of Balancing Beyond the Books
April 12, 2011
Filed under Professional Organizations
This semester Rho Chi has hosted a series of events consistent with our “Balance Beyond the Books” theme. All of these events have centered on the 5 components of the initiative which include social interaction, fitness, professional involvement, academics, and advocacy. A recap of our semester events include:
- February 4, 2011 Trivia Night: In the month of February, Rho Chi teamed together with the brothers of Phi Delta Chi to host a trivia night with proceeds benefiting the Red Dress Campaign. Over 50 ACPHS students attended the event, many of which wore red! We thank all of those who attended this successful event and congratulate the winning team on their impressive display of trivia knowledge!
- Feburary 16, 2011 Rho Chi Guest Speaker – Dr. Neal Smoller: In order to encourage professional involvement among ACPHS students, Rho Chi invited guest speaker Dr. Neal Smoller, a 2004 ACP graduate, to discuss various issues in the field of pharmacy. Dr. Smoller spoke about his own experiences in pharmacy as well as the future of the pharmacy profession and entrepreneurship opportunities within the field.
- April 1, 2011 SOMOS Convention: This year Rho Chi, along with medical students from AMC, were invited to attend the SOMOS convention held at the empire state plaza. During the Hispanic legislation day, Rho Chi and AMC were asked to provide information to help educate the Hispanic population in regards to Diabetes, Heart Disease, and the importance of medication adherence.
- April 2,2011 and April 3, 2011Rho Chi Albany and VT inductions: During the first weekend of April, Rho Chi Gamma Gamma chapter inducted 59 new members into its organization – 33 from the Albany campus and 26 from the Vermont campus. We once again congratulate all of our new members for their induction into our society!
We would like to thank everyone who has supported our events throughout the semester and most importantly, we would like to invite all of you to join in another beginning April 15th! This event is our first ever Rho Chi Balance Challenge (please see below for further details!)
UPCOMING EVENT: Rho Chi Balance Challenge!
This year the Rho Chi honor society would like to challenge all members of the ACPHS community to take part in a Balance Challenge. This pedometer challenge, which focuses on personal fitness along with fostering unity among the college community, will consist of 5 member teams (each team must consist of at least one ACPHS faculty or staff member and at least one ACPHS student). The team that acquires the most steps over a 2 wins the competition, with each team member receiving an iPod shuffle. Signups will be held on April 14th-15th and the challenge will run from April 15th to the 28th at 5 p.m.