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Week of January 24, 2011| Volume 1 Number 15

Culture of Incarceration
5 Ingredient Meals
Writing Center
Residency Changes
$1 Coffee
Student Support Group
Weight Watchers
Comfort Foods
Wellness Fellows
Jenna Silverman, PhD
Complete FAFSA
Blood Drive
Stay in Touch
December 2010 - April 2011

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Snow Tubing at Ski Liberty

Saturday, January 29


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Beyond the Orange Jumpsuit
The Culture of Incarceration
Thursday, March 24th, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
MSTF Auditorium
685 W. Baltimore Street

This event is open to all students, faculty and staff and no pre-registration is required.   Join the Department of Psychiatry for the 18th Annual Cultural Diversity Day for a full-day of interesting lectures and activities focusing on the U.S. prison system and the culture of incarceration. 

Delicious Meals with 5 Ingredients
five ingredients
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
SMC Campus Center 
Bon Appétit  Kitchen
4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Join Ty Paup, executive chef at Bon Appétit for a cooking demonstration and talk about using local growers and emphasizing organic meats and sustainable agriculture.  He will demonstrate the preparation of several dishes that can be made using only five or fewer ingredients.  




Try out the Writing Center
Call 410-706-7725 for an appointment.
The Writing Center offers students individuals instruction with papers, personal statements and other writing assignments.  Professional consultants are available to assist students with grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, organization and coherence.  Also, APA format, critical thinking and writing style are discussed.  The goal is to help you become a more confident, independent writer. 
We are located in Suite 302 in the 3rd floor of th SMC Campus Center.
Residency Change Petitions
Due by Monday, January 24
Students who are interested in petitioning for a change in their residency classification for tuition and fees purposes for the spring term must submit their petition before the end of the day, Monday, January 24, 2011. 
To obtain a residency petition, if you have not already done so, please call 410-706-7481 and ask for Roxane. 
The residency policy itself can be read by clicking here.

Special Promotion
$1 Medium Coffee at Bon Appétit

Come and visit Bon Appétit between the hours of 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. or 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. and you can buy a medium size coffee for only $1.


Be sure to check out other promotions and information about  Bon Appétit at


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. 


Ward off the Winter Chill...
with made-from-scratch comfort foods
 mushroom stroganoff 


Visit Bon Appétit's eXpress case on the first floor of the SMC Campus Center to see new our menu additions of pork and sauerkraut, local mushroom stroganoff, and chicken pot pie.  


Be sure to visit for more details.   


Wellness Hub Looking For Fellows

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.

Jenna Silverman, Ph.D.
Joins the Student Counseling Center
Dr. Silverman
Jenna Silverman, PhD 

Jenna Silverman, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in Maryland and recently started her position at the Student Counseling Center.   She obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Los Vegas and most recently was employed at Auburn University Student Counseling Services.  

Her clinical interests include interpersonal relationship concerns, body image and eating disorders, emotion regulation, multicultural and diversity awareness, cognitive therapy, and group psychotherapy.  In her free time, Dr. Silverman enjoys exploring the Baltimore and Washington, DC area, trying new restaurants, traveling, and relaxing with her five cats. 

The UMB Student Counseling Center is honored to have Dr. Silverman as part of our staff.  She brings a wealth of experience and professionalism. 

Self-Care with Homeopathy
Previously Full - Now New Openings!

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



Click here for more information.



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.

Blood Drive - Friday, January 28

give blood
Friday, January 28
SMC Campus Center

January has been recognized as National Blood Donor Month for over forty years.   Blood is traditionally in short supply during the winter months due to holiday travel schedules, inclement weather and illness among blood donors.   Every two seconds someone in America needs blood, and approximately 40,000 units of red blood are needed every day.  Giving blood is a way to support the community by helping to ensure that a stable inventory is available for premature babies, cancer patients, or the many people who suffer accidents and other illnesses that may require transfusions. 

Click here
to learn how you can help.  All donors during this drive will recieve a free American Red Cross fleece blanket. 

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