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Week of January 17, 2011| Volume 1 Number 14

Wellness Hub Survey
Woodberry Experience
Credit Scores
The Meat Panel
Student Support Group
Weight Watchers
Wellness Fellows
Schweitzer Fellowship
Complete FAFSA
Bon Appetit @ URecFit
Stay in Touch
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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10am - 8pm


Snow Tubing at Ski Liberty

Saturday, January 29


Friday, January 28

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The Wellness Hub Survey
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The Woodberry Experience
Woodberry Kitchen
Tuesday, January 18
SMC Campus Center 
Bon Appétit  Kitchen

4:30 - 7:00 p.m.


Spike Gjerde, executive chef at Woodberry Kitchen, will give a cooking demonstration and speak about using local growers and emphasizing organic meats and sustainable agriculture in a popular Baltimore restaurant.




Understanding Credit Scores and Identity Theft
Credit Score 525
Tuesday, January 19
SMC Campus Center
Ballroom B

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

A credit score is a number that helps lenders and others predict how likely you are to make your credit payments on time. Why do your scores matter? Credit scores affect whether you can get credit and what you pay for credit cards, auto loans, mortgages, and other kinds of credit. This workshop guides participants in understanding their credit scores with a special section on the importance of protecting yourself against identity theft. 

The Meat Panel
 Meat Panel 
Wednesday, January 20
SMC Campus Center
Room 349
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

The way meat is produced and consumed in the developed world, particularly the U.S., is grossly unsustainable, not to mention environmentally hazardous, and unhealthy. Our panel of three meat farmers facilitate a discussion on how meat can become a sustainable part of our diet.

Student Support Group
UMB Counseling Center
 Empty Chairs 

Wednesdays, February 23-April 13
(8 week program)
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
Lower Level, Room LL02
3:00 - 4:30pm

 Qualification: Current UMB students only 
Cost: FREE

Are you struggling with a personal problem? Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or worried about academics or graduation? Having concerns about interpersonal relationships or communication with others? You might benefit from joining the Student Support Group. This group will be facilitated by a psychologist from UMB Student Counseling Center. It consists of a small (approximately 8-10 group members), confidential group of UMB students that will be meeting once a week from February 23, 2011 to April 13, 2011. It is an opportunity to give and receive help to other students who are going through similar problems.  You are not alone!

If you are interested and would be available for all 8 group meetings, please contact Dr. Jenna Silverman for more information at UMB Student Counseling Center (328-8404) by Friday, February 18th.

Weight Watchers at Work Program
 Weight Watchers at Work 


Wednesdays, Beginning January 26

SMC Campus Center

Room 415

12:30 -1:15pm

Price: $186 (includes 17 sessions)

Spring into Wellness Special!
Participants will receive a free 30-day trial membership to University Recreation and Fitness (SMC Campus Center)
-Free group exercises classes throughout 17 week session
-Free e-tools

For more information, contact Julia Wightman at or call 410-706-0288. 


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.

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:


Self-Care with Homeopathy
Dr. Joyce Frye of UM's Center for Integrative Medicine

January 25th to March 15th

SMC Campus Center

Room 353

8:00 - 9:00am

Fee: $25 (covers the course materials)

Enroll Now

Want to learn more about this 200 year old system of medicine?


Homeopathy uses miniscule

doses of medicine to safely

and inexpensively treat the

collection of specific symptoms

associated with an individual's



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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. 

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.

Bon Appetit @ URecFit

Fruit Smoothie
Bon Appetit To Go is now offered at URecFit!

Bon Appetit @ URecFit offers artisan sandwhiches, fresh fruit, yogurts, and mouthwatering salads for a quick, wholesome meal on the go! Also, don't miss out on the "Fitness Smoothies". Bon Appetit @ URecFit has your before and/or after workout cravings covered.

Payment is accepted with One Card, credit card, check or cash. 

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