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Week of November 15, 2010 | Volume 1 Number 7

The Flu Affair
Diwali - Festival of Lights
Authentic Movement
President Inauguration
Food for Holiday Parties
SURFS Downtime
UMB Housing Update
Dessert Festival
Fitness Fever
Stay in Touch

November 2010 - April 2011
November 18, 2010
Dr. Lauren Hynicka will speak about our relationship with the deadly influenza virus.

Puppy Love
December 2, 2010
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to interact with animals and reduce your stress. Vicki Rummel from Pets on Wheels will bring her furry friends to the SMC Campus Center.

December 9, 2010
Join Professor Jane Barrett, JD to discuss how citizen groups have the power to create meaningful change.  

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The Flu Affair
Unraveling our relationship with a deadly virus

Lauren Hynicka, PharmD 

Thursday, November 18, 2010
SMC Campus Center Ballroom A
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Light lunch will be served and this event is FREE to all UMB students, faculty and staff.  All that is required is pre-registration. 
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From the first recorded mentions of a flu-like virus in ancient writings, through the sophisticated monitoring systems in place today, the history of influenza is a history of humanity's desperate attempt to understand the causes and mitigate the effects of an illness that, in its most virulent form, can kill in days. 

Join Lauren Hynicka, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy at the School of Pharmacy to learn about our interesting relationship with the deadly flu virus.   Dr. Hynicka serves as a clinical pharmacy specialist on a general internal medicine team at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and completed residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, Va. Her research interests include infectious disease, immunology, pharmacoeconomics, and pharmacogenomics.

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Diwali - Fesitival of Lights


Friday, November 19
SMC Campus Center,
Ballrooms A&B
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Traditional food will be served. Tickets purchased in advance cost $3 for UMB students and $5 for all others, with the exception of children under 5 who enter for free. Cost is $7 at the door. 

The Indian Association, along with the USGA is celebrating Diwali, one of the biggest and grandest festivals in India. Please join us for an evening of fun, festivities, performances and great food!  If you have questions, please contact The Indian Association at:

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Authentic Movement Workshop

Authentic Movement
Saturday, November 20
SMC Campus Center,
Rooms 349
Come experience Authentic Movement - a creative form of self-expoloration. Check in with yourself as we wind down on a tough semester! Release, explore, reacquaint you with you.

Everyone is welcome - no prior experience is necessary.
Combining movement for self-expression with mindfulness, improvisation, and active imaginiation, Authentic Movement is a modality used to integreate creativity into relaxation and personal insight. This is a safe and welcoming environment. We'll work together to explore, so come prepared to move in easy fitting clothing (and bare feet). Feel free to bring a journal for processing thoughts, sensations, emotions, and impulses. Due to the quiet and personal nature of our work, we ask participants to arrive promptly.
Questions? Email Susan Taylor at:

Future workshops are scheduled for:
Saturday, December 4 and Saturday February 19, 2011.


This event is sponsored by Creativity in Caring : for Learning and Community and USGA.
Inauguration of Dr. Jay A. Perman
President Perman
President Jay A. Perman, MD 



It was with great pleasure that we held the inauguration of Dr. Jay A. Perman as president of the University of Maryland on November 9 at the Hippodrome Theatre.


Dr. Perman serves as the sixth president of the University.


If you were unable to attend the inauguration due to school or work you can view the ceremony via webcast here


The November Issue of the President's Message Newsletter is now available online, to read click here. 


Food for Your Holiday Party
holiday food
The end of the semester and the holidays are fast approaching.  Has your student organization considered celebrating with a holiday party?  Large or small, Bon Appétit  Catering is ready to meet your needs whether at the SMC Campus Center or your location on campus. 

Contact Bon Appétit Catering to learn more about our holiday menus and reduced pricing for student organizations.  We can be reached by calling our catering office at 410-706-0484 or contacting Cheryl Champion at

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SURFS Downtime Notification


SURFS will be unavailable from 8:00 am on Friday, Nov. 19th through 8:00 am on Monday, Nov. 29th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you during Thanksgiving week.  It is vital that we have sufficient time to perform an essential upgrade of the BANNER system.   The following offices/services will be affected:


REGISTRATION:  Please be sure to complete on-line registration before the Nov. 19th 8:00 am shutdown.  No registration will take place while the system is unavailable.  Registration access via SURFS will resume on Nov. 29th at 8:00 a.m.  Transcripts and enrollment verification will be available during the SURFS outage period.


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND EDUCATION: Students who have outstanding paperwork should submit it before November 4th so that posting to individual accounts can be completed before November 11th.  Items submitted after November 4th will result in a delay in the posting of aid until December 1st.  For more information contact


STUDENT ACCOUNTING:  The Office of Student Accounting will not be able to generate bills, answer tuition account questions, or record payments during the SURFS outage period.  For more information contact Judi Archambault at


UMB Housing Update
Fayette Square

Did you know that moving is one of the 5 most stressful and expensive lifestyle events?  Why pay for truck rental, movers, packing supplies, utility set-up costs, security and other deposits, application fees, decorating costs, furniture costs, and having to change your address?  Fayette Square residents, look for early-bird renewal specials beginning before Thanksgiving Break and eliminate extra stress!


Visit Fayette Square online here.


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Dessert Festival Celebration
Some desserts from last year. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   

Location TBA

FREE for UMB Students

$3 for all others

No Registration Required.

This event features the savory appetizers from various regions around the globe, but the highlight is sweet treats from China, India, Italy, Greece, Middle East, the U.S. and several other countries.  There will be fun, music and an opportunity to experience culture through dance. 

The event is sponsored by International Student Organization, University Student Government Association, URecFit, and University Student Services. 

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Fitness Fever
bootcamp fitnes
This is a biggest loser challenge! 
It is an 8 week program to help you live a healthier lifestyle.  Applications are being accepted at the SMC Campus Center
4th floor Business Operations Desk from November 22nd through December 15th. 

Join us for an interest meeting on Tuesday, November 16 from 12:30 - 1:30pm at the Campus Center, Room 353.

Click here to learn more.   

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