UIC College of Pharmacy e-Newsletter - January 2009
From the Dean's Desk
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In the Loop:
Upcoming College Events

February 2-7
UIC Homecoming Week
Celebrate UIC, Celebrate You
For a listing of special events, please
visit www.uiaa.org/chicago.



February 6
Homecoming Dinner & Dance Cruise
Odyssey Cruise Line–Navy Pier
445 E. Illinois St., Chicago, Ill.


February 21
Challenge of the Deans
UIC Pavilion
525 S. Racine Ave
., Chicago, Ill.
Halftime Dean's shootout during ESPN Bracketbusters Game. Time TBD. For tickets, contact Deb Fox by phone at
(312) 996-0160 or by email at dfox4@uic.edu.



September 25
Pharmacy Alumni Reunion
CE Sessions, luncheon and award celebration. For event times, locations
and more information visit www.uic.edu/pharmacy/alumni/reunion


September 26
Pharmacy Alumni Reunion
Dean's Breakfast and College Tours
Beginning at 9:00 a.m.
UIC College of Pharmacy Lobby
833 S. Wood St., Chicago, Ill.



September 26
Sesquicentennial Timeless Gala
Reception 6:30 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Ill.
For tickets and more information, visit www.pharm150.com.





For the Love of Pharmacy

Did you meet your significant other while attending UIC College of Pharmacy? Or do you have family members who also graduated from the college? If so, the college is working on a very special project and asks for your participation. If you are willing to share your story and/or provide a photo, please contact Assistant Director of Communications Erin Tolle by e-mail at etolle@uic.edu or by phone at (312) 996-3853.







What's New?

Moved? Married? Promoted? Have a new addition to the family? Taken a trip? E-newsletter feedback? Let us know! We'd love to hear from you. Please forward any information to the Pharmacy Alumni Office:

833 S. Wood St., MC 874
Chicago, IL 60612
E-mail: pharmacy@uic.edu
Fax: (312) 413-1910


Celebrating 150 Years

The beginning of 2009 marks the start of an exciting year for the college--its 150th anniversary. The college has many exciting events planned for the year, culminating with the Timeless Gala on September 26 at the Field Museum. While many took advantage of the special ticket pricing available through December 31, tickets are still available. A special block of rooms is being held at the Intercontinental Hotel on Michigan Avenue with free trolley shuttles to and from the gala. Rooms can be reserved online or by calling (800)235-4670. For tickets, a listing of classmates registered (available soon) and more information, please visit www.pharm150.com or contact Deb Fox in the Pharmacy Advancement Office by phone at (312) 996-0160 or by e-mail at dfox4@uic.edu.



Building a Legacy

So far, many alumni have taken part in the Class Challenge, donating much needed funds to the Sesquicentennial Leadership Scholarship. The Leadership Scholarship will be the first award at the college solely funded by alumni as well as the first ever scholarship to cover full tuition for its recipients. Within the next month, updates on class rankings will be available online at www.pharm150.com under the Class Challenge section. Be sure to check in and see how your class is doing as well as to make a gift. For questions regarding the Class Challenge or the Sesquicentennial Scholarship, contact Chris Shoemaker by phone at (312) 996-3376 or by e-mail at cjshoema@uic.edu.


Request for Photos

As part of the Sesquicentennial celebration the college, along with alumni volunteers on the Sesquicentennial History Committee, is working on a project to document the its rich history. Currently the committee is looking for more photos to use with this special project. From field trips to fraternity events to lab photos, the committee is interested in whatever you are willing to share. For more information on how to submit photographs and to see a sample of what the committee already has acquired, visit http://web.me.com/leewest3/Site/UIC_Photos.html.



150th T-Shirts Available

The newly re-activated student chapter of the Rho Pi Phi fraternity is selling T-shirts to commemorate the college's sesquicentennial celebration. Shirts will be short-sleeved and royal blue with white lettering. The college's anniversary logo appears on the front of the shirt, and the back reads:

UIC College of Pharmacy
Making Pharmacists Shine Since 1859

T-shirts cost $13 and are available in sizes small, medium, large and extra-large. Extra-extra-large is available for $2 extra. Shirts can be shipped for an additional $5. If interested in purchasing a shirt, contact Rho Pi Phi Fundraising Chair April Sondag by e-mail at asonda2@uic.edu. Funds raised will be used towards securing the future of Rho Pi Phi's student chapter at the college.



Reunion 2009 September 25 & 26

Attention all classes celebrating reunion years: 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2004. Reunion activities have been moved to September to coordinate with the Timeless Gala. All activities will take place in Chicago and on campus. Special events include continuing education sessions, alumni awards, breakfast with the dean, tours of your old stomping grounds and much more. Interested in becoming a class agent to help contact your classmates and encourage them to attend? Contact Deb Fox in the Pharmacy Advancement Office by phone at (312) 996-0160 or by email at dfox4@uic.edu. Visit www.uic.edu/pharmacy/alumni/reunion.php for a full itinerary of events and more information. While all alumni and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend, only reunion-year classes will receive special recognition.

Alumni Awards

Do you know an outstanding alumnus? Chances are you do! The Pharmacy Alumni Office currently seeks nominations for the 2009 Pharmacy Alumni Awards. The following awards will be presented at the 2009 Pharmacy Alumni Reunion next spring:
            Rising Star Award–This honor recognizes alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years and have distinguished themselves in their career while showing great promise for the future.
            Jesse Steward Service Award–Named in honor of a former faculty member, this award recognizes a person who has been generous in his/her service to the profession, the community and/or the college.
            Sister Margaret Wright Graduate Award–Named in honor of a doctoral student, this award recognizes an alumnus with an advanced pharmacy degree who has a distinguished reputation in the areas of service or research.
            Alumnus of the Year–The college’s highest honor, this award recognizes a graduate who stands as an innovator, exhibits leadership, and has contributed significantly to the pharmacy profession.

To nominate an individual, simply fill out the online form available here. Or, send a recommendation letter and the nominee’s C.V. or resume to the Pharmacy Alumni Office.

Pharmacy Alumni Office
UIC College of Pharmacy
833 S. Wood St., MC 874
Chicago, IL 60612
E-mail: dfox4@uic.edu
Fax: (312) 413-1910

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