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Week of November 29, 2010 | Volume 1 Number 10

Environmental Activism
Late Night Study
Blood Drive
Authentic Movement
URecFit Float-n-a-Flick
Loan Exit Interviews
Puppy Love
Book Drive
Make Your Voice Heard
Fitness Fever
Stay in Touch
December 2010 - April 2011
Making Good Financial Decisions During the Holidays
December 8, 2010

This workshop offers practical tips for making good decisions during the holiday spending season.

Ski and Snowboard Trip
January 1 - 8, 2011
Take a bus trip to Quebec City, Canada. You'll get six nights lodging and give days of interchangeable lift tickets to Mont-Sainte-Anna, Stoneham, and Le Massif.  

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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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Late Night Study: Fall 2010
Open 'til 2:00 a.m.!

November 29 - December 21, 2010
SMC Campus Center Studying for Finals
Library Hours
601 W. Lombard St.
Mon - Thur 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. 
Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
SMC Campus Center Hours
621 W. Lombard St.
Mon - Thur 6:00 a.m. - 2:00a.m.
Fri 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sat 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

The Caravan will depart the SMC Campus Center every 30 minutes from mdnight - 2:00a.m.; and the Campus Police Escort Service will operate until 2:30a.m.

SMC Campus Center entrance after 10:30p.m. is limited to: UMB faculty, staff and students with a UMB OneCard.

HS/HSL entrance after 8:00p.m. is limited to: UMB faculty, staff and students, UMB corporate and borrowing members, UMMC, UPI and VA staff; USMAI faculty, staff and students, JHMI faculty and students. Valid ID required.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction  First Class January 25, 2011

Mindfulness Stress Reduction
Tuesday, January 25
SMC Campus Center
Room 349

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


Register Now or send Hillary Edwards an email if you have any questions:

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes are once again available to all UMB students. This program helps you enhance your overall health and quality of life through simple and effective stress reduction techniques taught by professional instructors, Deborah Rejent, DSW, MSSW, MA, and Catherine Kelleher, RN, MS, MPH, ScD. Learn how to use mindfulness techniques like meditation, body scans, mindful eating, and gentle yoga to manage the stresses of everyday life. Enrollment is limited and there is a $50 materials fee.

Class dates: 1/25, 2/01, 2/08, 2/15, 2/22, 03/01, 03/08 (make up in case of snow). Retreat: 03/05.

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Blood Drive

Drop of Blood
Friday December 3, 2010
SMC Campus Center


Appointments are available between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  You can make an appointment to donate in one of two ways:


1.  For your convenience we are offering the ability to schedule your appointment online. Register Online Here.  A page should open showing the location and details of the upcoming blood drives on Campus.  Click where it says "Click here to schedule and appointment to donate". At this point, you can login if you already have a profile or create a profile to complete the appointment scheduling. 


2.  Call the University Recreation and Fitness Office at 410-706-7529

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Authentic Movement Workshop

Authentic Movement
Saturday, December 4
SMC Campus Center
Room 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.
URec Fit Friday Celebrations
Float-n-a-Flick & Latin Dancing

Friday, December 3
SMC Campus Center
Shrek 2 
URec Fit Pool
Movie Starts at 5:30 p.m.
Latin Dancing
Room 415
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

FREE to all UMB Students and URec Fit Members. Guests are $10.00. Popcorn and light refreshments will be provided.

Float-n-a-Flick is a movie being shown in the pool area while you float around, sit around, or just hang out on the pool deck with other UMB students and staff. UrecFit will provide floats and noodles for people to use, but be sure to arrive early to guarantee your float. You may bring your own but it must be approved by the aquatics staff before it can be placed in the pool.You don't have to be in the pool to watch the flick, you can lounge around the deck on one of the side benches.


Latin Dancing come learn new grooves on the dance floor. Dancing will take place across from the pool, and light refreshments will be served.

Have more questions?

Visit us online or contact Archie Griffin at or call 410-706-5752.

Graduating in December
Cap and Diploma
Are you a student who is graduating in December? Have you borrwed a Federal Student Loan while in attendance at UMB?
If you answer yes to both, federal regulations require that you attend an Exit Interview. Exit Interviews for December 2010 graduates will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010.

Noon - 1:30 p.m., SMC Campus Center - Room 349
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., SMC Campus Center - Room 351

All students must complete the Borrower Information Form and bring 2 copies with them to the Exit Interview.

Federal Direct Loan Borrowers must complete in addition to the Borrower Information Form, exit counseling.

Failure to complete your required Exit Interview will delay the receipt of your diploma.

If you should have any questions, please contact your financial aid counselor via email or contact our main office at 410-706-7347.
Puppy Love

Puppy Love 
Thursday, December 2 
SMC Campus Center
Room 349
11:00 a.m. -  2:00 p.m.
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Finals are right around the corner. 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 for all to enjoy. 
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.
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.

No RSVP necessary.


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. 

Click here to learn more.   

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