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Week of January 10, 2011| Volume 1 Number 13

Courtney J. Jones
The Raw Vegan
Investing 101
Schweitzer Fellowship
Wellness Fellows
SMC Campus Center
Complete FAFSA
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December 2010 - April 2011

The Woodberry Experience
Spike Gjerde, chef at Woodberry Kitchen and Top Chef Contestant, will speak about using local growers and emphasizing organic meats and sustainable agriculture in a popular Baltimore restaurant.  

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Meet Courtney J. Jones
Courtney Jones
Courtney J. Jones, MBA

The University Office of Academic Affairs and the department of Student Services are pleased to announce the hiring of a new team member. 

Courtney will begin her tenure with the University Office of Student Services on Monday, January 3, 2011. Ms. Jones succeeds Ms. Jill Venezian who retired from the University in March.

Courtney earned a Masters degree in Business Administration from Morgan State University. While attending Morgan State, she was employed in a number of capacities, including serving as a Graduate Assistant, then moving up to Assistant Academic Coordinator of Intercollegiate Athletics; she ended her tenure at Morgan State as Life Skills Coordinator.

 Ms. Jones' knowledge and talents will be challenged and put to good use as she begins her employment with Student Services. She will be responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising a variety of professional and administrative activities related to the efficient day-to-day operation of the department.

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The Raw Vegan
Raw Vegan Lasagna

Wednesday, January 12
SMC Campus Center
Room 349

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


Daniela Troia of Zia's Café will present on her transformation into a raw vegan.  Daniela will be bringing along lunch-time treats from her café for those in attendance.  Seating is limited so register now.

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Investing 101
Investing 101
Thursday, January 13
SMC Campus Center
Room 351

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


What are stocks? How do they work? What is the Dow Jones? How do bonds make money? If you need simple questions like these answered, then Investing 101 is the place for you!

Drop in and catch up on all of the basics and learn how to start investing using online resources.


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Baltimore Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Opportunity
Albert Schweitzer 

Fellowship Opportunity for graduate/professional students in the health and human services fields
Applications must be submitted online by February 13, 2011
Interested in Making A Difference?
  • Design and implement an innovative 200 hour service project to address an underserved community's needs with guidance of mentors
  • Receive $2,000 stipend per project for your 1 year commitment
  • Participate in monthly meetings with network of interdisciplinary and like-minded Schweitzer Fellows who are making a difference in the lives of people
  • Develop leadership skills

For more information, call 410-706-0611 or email:


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Wellness Hub Looking For Fellows
Fall Fest
School of Nursing Lawn 

Work-Study Fellowship Opportunities at the UMB Wellness Hub
Starting Spring, 2011
Submit an application online today! 
The Wellness Fellows are students representing the different schools of the University. They coordinate activities among student groups and various offices of UM and most importantly plan and deliver programs focused on wellness and academic-life balance. Fellows learn how to effectively deliver interdisciplinary health promotion programs and evaluate the outcomes of their work.

Interested applicants with questions, please call 410-706-4450 or email Hillary Edwards at:


For a detailed description of fellows duties click here.

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SMC Campus Center Hospitality

SMC Campus CenterHost your next event in the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center! 

Whether you need a small meeting room or a large ballroom, we have it all!

Student organizations may host an array of events in the SMC Campus Center ranging from an exec board meeting to a formal! The SMC Campus Center is also available for private events that are not academically related to the campus. Please visit our website for more information on available rooms and layouts, how to request space and contact information.

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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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Complete New FAFSA Now!

FAFSADeadline is March 1, 2011

The 2011-2012 FAFSA is now live at Students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible, and no later than March 1, 2011, to improve their chances of receiving Health Profession, Nursing, or Perkins Loans; University Grants; Work Study; or State of Maryland awards.  

Students should estimate their income now and edit their FAFSA as needed once they have completed their 2010 taxes.   Please note that Dental and Pharmacy students must put their parental income and asset information on the first transaction to be considered for Health Professions Loans. 

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