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Week of November 22, 2010 | Volume 1 Number 9

Latching On
Ski and Snowboard Trip
Environmental Activism
Authentic Movement
Become SUPER
Book Drive
SURFS Downtime
UMB Housing Update
URecFit Hours
Make Your Voice Heard
Fitness Fever
Stay in Touch

November 2010 - April 2011
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.

Making Good Financial Decisions During the Holidays
December 8, 2010

This workshop offers practical tips for making good decisions during the holiday spending season.
December 9, 2010
Join Professor Jane Barrett, JD to discuss how citizen groups have the power to create meaningful change.  

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Latching On
The Politics of Breastfeeding in America

Latching On - BreastfeedingMonday, November 22, 2010
SMC Campus Center Room 351
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Light snacks 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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Tensions around public breastfeeding and "breast is best" promotion campaigns highlight society's perceived interest in regulating women's reproductive behavior, as well as the power of culture to assign sexual and moral meaning to mothers' bodies. Entertaining and insightful, the documentary Latching On is an important analysis of the politics of breastfeeding, illuminating the complexities behind a simple, natural act. Join us for a film screening of this enlightening documentary, followed by a panel discussion featuring Dana Silver, M.D., Pediatrics, and breast-feeding activist Caitlin Cross-Barnet, PhD.


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Ski and Snowboard Trip
Quebec City, Canada

Ski QuebecJanuary 1 -  8, 2010
8 day Ski and Snowboard Trip to Quebec City, Canada
Deadline to register is 11/29.  Contact Sara Griggs at for more information or to register. 
Take a bus trip to Quebec City, Canada. You'll get six nights lodging and five days of interchangeable lift tickets to Mont-Sainte-Anna, Stoneham, and Le Massif. A great time will be had by all! This is an opportunity to network with students from George Washington University, your partner university for this trip. Open to all (students, staff, faculty, friends, and family). Cost to student: $675.

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Environmental Activism
in a cynical age
Environmental Activism
Thursday, December 9, 2010
SMC Campus Center Ballroom A
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. 
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Associate Professor Jane Barrett, JD, directs the University's Environmental Law Clinic. Barrett is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland and the University of Maryland School of Law. Most recently, she was in private practice at Blank Rome LLP in Washington, D.C. She has litigated multiple and complex criminal and civil environmental cases. She was also chief of environmental litigation and supervised environmental litigation within the District of Maryland. Barrett is intrigued by the power of citizen groups to create meaningful change.

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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-exploration. 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 imagination, Authentic Movement is a modality used to integrate 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.
Become a S.U.P.E.R

studentMonday, November 22 
School of Nursing Room 150
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 

No RSVP necessary.


The first meeting of the fall semester for Students United for Policy, Education, and Research (S.U.P.E.R) will be held on Monday, November 22, 2010.   If you are curious about health policy and politics this may be the group for you.  S.U.P.E.R is an official chapter of Academy Health, the professional home for health services researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners, and a leading, non-partisan resource for the best in health research and policy. 

Book Drive

children reading
Book Drive for Washington Elementary
Now until the end of semester
Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Drop books at University Bookstore 222 N. Pine Street
The UMB Book store is sponsoring a book drive to benefit George Washington Elementary School, one of our public school community partners supported by the UMB Outreach Council.  

When you visit the Bookstore and donate a book, you will receive 10% off one emblematic item at the time of the donation.  Age appropriate children's books are most desirable and you can even purchase children's books at the Bookstore for donation.
SURFS Downtime Notification


SURFS will be unavailable from 8:00 am on Friday, Nov. 19th through 8:00 am on Monday, Nov. 29th. If this upgrade is completed early all SURFS functions, with the exception of registration for winter and spring 2011, will be restored immediately. In fairness to those who may still need to register for winter and/or spring, the registration function will return Nov. 29 at 8:00 am regardless of when the upgrade is completed. 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:  On-line registration shutdown on Nov. 19th at 8:00 am.  No registration will take place while the system is unavailable.  Registration access via SURFS will resume on Nov. 29th at 8:00 am.  Transcripts and enrollment verification will be available during the SURFS outage period.


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND EDUCATION: Students who submitted outstanding paperwork after November 4th will experience a delay in the posting of aid to their account 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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URecFit Thanksgiving Hours


Wednesday, November 24 

URecFit Open 6:00am to 6:30 p.m.

SMC CC closes at 7p.m.


Thursday, November 25

URecFit and Campus Center Closed


Friday, November 26

URecFit and Campus Center Closed


Saturday, November 27

URecFit and Campus Center Closed


Sunday, November 28

URecFit and Campus Center Closed




Making Your Voice Heard
Ann Mech

Ann Mech, JD, RN

Assistant Professor

UM School of Nursing 

Making Your Voice Heard in the Legislative Process

Presented by: Ann Mech, JD, RN


Monday, November 29 | 1-2 p.m.

UMB School of Nursing Room 150

Lunch will be served.

Email here to RSVP.


This free lecture, open to all UMB faculty, staff, and students, will provide a step-by-step process for effective advocacy on issues before the Maryland General Assembly. Tips for contacting legislators, giving testimony, and presenting a compelling argument will be presented. 



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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. 

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