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Week of December 6, 2010| Volume 1 Number 11

Too nice?
Environmental Activism
URecFit Float-n-a-Flick
Loan Exit Interviews
International Services
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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Too Nice for Your Own Good
Geek with Flower
Monday, December 6, 2010
SMC Campus Center
Room 309
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. 
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Attend this workshop to learn the art of assertiveness. Do you have trouble saying "no?" Do you tend to take care of others' wants at the expense of your own needs? Are you a people pleaser? Learn how to get the most out of your relationships with others by recognizing and respecting yourself from Douglas Chay, MSW, LCSW-C, of the University of Maryland Counseling Center.

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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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Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature
Brownbag Lecture Series
HS/HSL Library
5th Floor, Gladhill Boardroom
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Thursday, December 9, 2010 
The Real Frankenstein's Monster: The Creation of Social Alienation in the 19th Century 
Michael Reisch, PhD, MSW, MA
Daniel Thurz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice
University of Maryland School of Social Work
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
From Frankenstein to Face Transplants
Stephen Bartlett, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Maryland Medical Center
HS/HSL 5th Floor, Gladhill Boardroom
Snacks provided

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Making Good Financial Decisions During the Holidays

December 8, 2010
SMC Campus Center
Room 351 Cash
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
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Holiday bills can pile up quickly, can't they? It is important to explore all of your financial options and make good financial decisions to minimize the burden of holiday spending. During this workshop Patricia Scott, Assistant Vice President of UMB Student Financial Assistance & Education offers practical tips for making good decisions during the holiday spending season.

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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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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.
Office of International Services
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Winter Closing
The Office of International Services will be closed from Thursday, 12/23 - 01/03 for the holiday break. If you are planning to travel, please be sure to make an appointment before 12 PM on Wed 12/22 to have your 1-20/DS 2019 signed.

For more information visit the OIS website.

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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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