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Week of February 21, 2011 | Volume 1 Number 19

Annual Rock the Smokeout Concert
Law Awards Banquet
Ice Skating
New Lactation Center
Breastfeeding Success
FAFSA Deadline
Taking the Anxiety Out of Tests
Rock Climbing
Panel Event - Black Gay and Transgender Americans
Intramural Sports
Get a Room!
May & August Grads
Breast Cancer
Hosting Your Event
UMB Housing
Stay in Touch





Finding Funding For Fellowship/Dissertation 

March 9, 2011

This workshop will go through the basics of planning for, seeking, and being awarded grants to support research. Chandra Carter, the director of Financial Education and Wellness at the university, will speak.

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Annual T-Shirt Design Contest

Rock the Smokeout Concert (RTSO) 

Design Due Date:
Friday, Smoking
February 25, 2011 
Submissions Must Come in Before: 9:00 pm EST

Co-Sponsored by the USGA & APhA-MRO

Students Promoting Awareness (SPA), will be hosting a battle of the bands concert to promote awareness about smoking cessation and asthma education.  

SPA is calling for T-shirt designs that best represent the spirit of RTSO. The winner will receive a free T-shirt as reward. Please email your design to

The Rock the Smokeout Concert will be held:
Friday, March 25, 2011
8:00 - 10:30 pm 

UMB Students: $3 (Free entrance with purchase of T-Shirt)

Non-Students: $5

Prizes will be raffled!  


Proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Lung Association of Maryland.   

Scholarship Awards Banquet

Black Student Law Association

Friday, award February 25, 2011 
SMC Campus Center
6:30 pm

Keynote Speaker:

Elizabeth L. Julian, Esq. '78

District Public Defender

District 1 Baltimore City

We cordially invite you to attend the 36th annual awards banquet. This event will be the culmination of our Black History Month celebration. This year's theme, Honoring the Past and Perpetuating the Legacy, celebrates the struggles and triumphs of our predecessors and illustrates our responsibility to honor those trailblazers as we lay the foundation for those of tomorrow.


We All Skate to the Same Beat

American Heart Association

Saturday, Ice SkatesFebruary 26, 2011 
Patterson Park Ice Rink
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$10 Student Presale
$12 Guests
$5 Children
Cost Includes Admission and Skate Rental.
Food and drinks will be provided.  

Cardiovascular disease causes 1 out of every 3 deaths in America. More than 82 million adults are estimated to have some form of cardiovascular disease. Operation Heart, a division of the American Pharmacist Association Academy of Student Pharmacists, is dedicated to empowering people to prevent cardiovascular disease before it starts. 


Please join us for a heart-healthy ice skating event! Raffle tickets available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association.  


Tickets sold at SMC Campus Center (first floor near the Cafe). Please contact Jamie Elsner,, with questions.

New Lactation Center
University of Maryland, Dental School

Breastfeeding SymbolMonday, February 28, 2011 

Dental School, Room 6312  

12:00 pm  


Welcoming remarks from Dean Stohler

Lactation Class to follow in Room 6316.


University of Maryland Dental School is happy to announce the Grand Opening of the Lactation Center!


The Lactation Center is a private space for breastfeeding mothers providing information and support on breastfeeding and going to school/working.


Pumping kits are available for sale.


Please contact Debbie Suls, Dental School Lactation Liaison, 410-706-7461 or for further information about using the Lactation Center.

Breastfeeding Success at School/Work 
Monday, Baby with blocksFebruary 28, 2011 
Dental School, Room 6316
Noon - 1:00 pm

This class is open to all students, faculty and staff.

New parents need education and support to make breastfeeding successful, according to the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. This nuts and bolts seminar will include the basic information that mothers need to prepare and implement successful breastfeeding, and that fathers, grandmothers, and friends need to support them. Actual users of the lactation centers at the University of Maryland Baltimore will share their helpful tips.  


This class is preceded by the Dental School Lactation Center Grand Opening officiated by Dental Dean Stohler at 11:45 am. All are welcome.


FAFSA and Professional School Scholarship Reminders

All students are reminded that the priority deadline for the FAFSA is Tuesday (3/1), please complete your FAFSA now if you have not already done so. We also remind Maryland resident in the DDS, JD, MD, Nursing MS, PharmD or MSW programs to completed the Professional School Scholarship application by Monday (2/28) and they are required to have the FAFSA completed by Friday (2/25).


Taking the Anxiety Out of Tests 
Wednesday, Studying for FinalsMarch 2, 2011 
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
12:15 - 1:15 pm

Stop fretting over finals! Get rid of those butterflies in your stomach. Do you ever feel so nervous during a test that you can't concentrate on the material or even forget the answers to questions? Test anxiety is quite common among students at all levels of study. Attend this brief workshop offered by Douglas Chay, MSW, LCSW-C, of the University of Maryland Counseling Center, to learn some helpful tips on managing test anxiety.


Intro to Rock Climbing 

Johns Hopkins University 

Saturday, indoor rock climbingMarch 5, 2011 
Johns Hopkins University
12:00 pm

Cost to student: $10


Take your exercise to new heights! Come learn how to rock climb or just brush up on your skills. Join us for a three hour climbing session at Johns Hopkins University.  



Perspectives of Black Gay and Transgender Americans 

Monday, Maryland Black Family AllianceMarch 7, 2011 
School of Social Work, Auditorium
5:00 - 7:30 pm

This event is FREE and open to all UMB students, faculty and staff.

Sponsored by the LGBTAU and Alumni Association



Mr. Elbridge James, Director of the Maryland Black Family Alliance Annapolis

Mr. James is currently on the Maryland ACLU Legislative Committee and has served as the Maryland State NAACP Vice President. For more information, please visit


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Youth and Adults in the Black community


For additional information and questions, please contact

Intramural Sports at URecFit 

RaquetballIntramural Sports are heating up the month of March!


The following sports have registration deadlines on Tuesday, March 8th.


Table Tennis Tournament 


Squash Tournament 


Racquetball Tournament 


NCAA Bracket Contest 



Get a Room!
BaltimoreCommencement 2011


UMB has taken the hassle out of

negotiating room rates.

Reserve rooms early to get the

best rates possible.


Rooms are booking quickly, so reserve yours today. 


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Attention May & August Grads
Required Exit Counseling
Piggy Bank

Student Financial Assistance and Education has scheduled 19 different Exit Counseling sessions between March 21 - April 22. All students who received Federal Student Loans while attending UMB are required to complete Exit Counseling. No appointments are needed for these sessions that last approximately 45 minutes. Mark your calendars now to make room for this very important federal requirement. 


Breast Cancer Survivorship  

The Koman Distinguished Lectureship

Thursday, Breast Cancer RibbonApril 14, 2011 
School of Nursing, UMB
4:00 - 5:30 pm

Free to all. Registration is requiredReception immediately following the lecture


Breast cancer can occur at any age, and survivors across the lifespan have unique needs. This lecture will emphasize the growing number of breast cancer survivors and the diversity of their post-treatment requirements. These include the trajectory of recovery, the common symptoms and problems experienced, and the need for continued focus on health promotion and disease prevention.  


About the Speaker

Patricia A. Ganz, MD, a medical oncologist, received her BA magna cum laude from Radcliffe College (Harvard University) in 1969 and her MD from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1973. Dr. Ganz is a pioneer in the assessment of quality of life in cancer patients and survivors, and is active in clinical trials research with the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project.  


For more information call 410-706-3767 or e-mail

Let Us Host Your Next Event
Southern Management Corporation Campus Center
Host your next event in the SMC 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. 
UMB On-campus Housing

Simplify Your Life

Live Close to Your Classes


Housing is available for the 2011-2012 year at Fayette Square and Pascault Row Apartments. Visit our website to look at floor plans and current rates (new rates will be available soon). You can apply online with no application fee or security deposit required.


We are available for tours weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm or by appointment at other times.  


Note: current residents of Pascault Row have until March 11th to submit their Renewal Forms to the UMB Housing Office at 518 W Fayette Street.

If you have questions, please contact the UMB Housing Office at 410-706-5523 


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