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Week of January 31, 2011| Volume 1 Number 16

Snooze or Lose
Oyster Ranching
Art Expo
Authentic Movement
Culture of Incarceration
Latin Dance
Writing Center
$1 Coffee
Weight Watchers
Student Support Group
Comfort Foods
Wellness Fellows
Complete FAFSA
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Snooze of Lose
Monday, January 31, 2011
SMC Campus Center 
Room 351
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Sleep is essential for wellness and academic-life balance. It's just as important as nutrition, exercise, and stress management. Attend this workshop to learn the ins and outs of a good night's sleep with Dr. Jenna Silverman of the University of Maryland Counseling Center.




Oyster Ranching For Everyone
Oyster Ranching
Thursday, February 3, 2011
SMC Campus Center 
Room 311
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Richard Pelz, president of Circle C Oyster Ranchers Association Inc., will teach us about the Chesapeake Bay's Eastern oyster, which has long been considered an important part of Bay restoration and a true delicacy. He will also show us how we can start our own oyster farms to help preserve the Bay.




Art Expo and Silent Auction
University of Maryland, President's Outreach Council
 Art Expo

Opening reception:

Feb. 4, 6-7:30 p.m. @ HS/HSL

Closing reception:

Feb. 25, 6-7:30 p.m. @ HS/HSL


Weise Gallery, University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library
601 West Lombard Street

Artists: Students from George Washington Elementary School & Southwest Baltimore Charter School


Silent auction: Submit your bid for original artwork. Bidding closes at 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 25.


Benefits: Proceeds support CLUB UMD, a youth leadership program supported by mentors from among University of Maryland students, faculty, and staff.  

Authentic Movement
Discover Insight and Artistry
 Authentic Movement

Creativity in Caring: ForLearning and Community (CCLC)

SMC Campus Center

Room 349


Spring 2011 Workshops

Each workshop is open to student, staff, and faculty participants at no cost.



Saturday February 19 3-4:30 PM

Saturday March 19  2-4:30 PM

Saturday April 16 2-4:30 PM

Saturday May 7 2-4:30 PM


Please join us - no prior experience (other than being human) is necessary.  Please feel free to invite friends and colleagues. This is not a dance class, but personal exploration though a movement modality.


Narrative Practice/Eliciting Story  

Wednesday May 18 9 AM - 3:30 PM 


Full day workshop on the meaning and function

of narrative in practice, and eliciting story from client/patient and self.

Workshop lead by artists from Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. Explore ways of using story to help improve the quality of client/patient-professional interaction and client/patient care.


For more information, email Susan Taylor at

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.  
Learn to Latin Dance
At the First Friday Social
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First Friday of Each Month
SMC Campus Center - 4th Floor Lounge
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Check out this flyer for more information. 

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.
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


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. 


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.

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.

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.

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