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Week of March 21, 2011 | Volume 1 Number 23

Authentic Movement
Making Clear Oral Presentations
Pregnancy in School
Project Jump Start
Baltimore Collegetown Leadershape
Cultural Diversity Day
UMB Alerts
Volunteers Needed
Reducing Stress with Mindfulness
Holi - Festival of Colors
Nurses in Global Fight Against AIDS
Rock the Smokeout Concert
Family Health Fair
Women's History Month
Students United for Policy, Education & Research
UMB Wellness Fair
The Affordable Care Act
Food Politics
HS/HSL Connective Issues
International Services
Breast Cancer
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Paddle the Monuments in DC  

April 2, 2011

Enjoy a scenic tour of the monuments and historic sites while kayaking on the Potomac River. Cost to Students: $40

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Authentic Movement Workshop 

Authentic MovementSaturday, March 19, 2011

SMC Campus Center

Room 349

2:00 - 4:30 pm 



Everyone is welcome - no prior experience is necessary.


Re-enter the semester refreshed and renewed. Join Creativity in Caring: for Learning and Community (CCLC) for an Authentic Movement Workshop. Authentic Movement is a modality used to integrate creativity into relaxation and personal insight by combining movement for self-expression with mindfulness, improvisation and active imagination. Dress comfortably. 

Have more questions?  Email Susan Taylor at: 

Making Clear Oral Presentations   

Monday, Oral PresentationMarch 21, 2011 
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Sponsored by the UMB Wellness Hub

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This workshop will cover all aspects of preparing and delivering academic presentations, from PowerPoint best practices to timing and vocal techniques. It will be especially helpful for students planning conference presentations or job talks. 

Beyond the Books:
Testing Ready for Pregnancy

Tuesday, PregnancyMarch 22, 2011 
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Sponsored by the UMB Wellness Hub.
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Register Now

Among your other exams, are you prepared to face a positive pregnancy test before graduation?  Making a conscious decision to parent or not-parent seems like an odd thing to study in advance, but you may want to consider putting bacon on the table before there's a bun in the oven!   


Join us to participate in interactive activities and discussions that cover parenting expenses, misconceptions about birth control, and parenting styles. 

Project Jump Start    

Bag LunchEvery Tuesday and Friday
SMC Campus Center, Room LL- 001
5:30 pm

Looking for a simple way to help others? Want to try something new? Come to Project Jump Start! Help prepare bagged lunches and deliver them to homeless and otherwise needy individuals in our city. Low-pressure environment, no commitment, and highly rewarding.   

Baltimore Collegetown Leadershape  

Baltimore Collegetown Leadershape

Do you have a passion for service?


Applications are due on March 18, 2011. 


Designed for students who have a passion for service and want to be civic-minded leaders, the program starts with a week of leadership development and is followed by programming and support throughout the academic year. Students will not only develop visions, but learn to be visionary, and discover how to apply their skills and passions to our city.


Program Dates:

1. LeaderShape Institute: Sunday, August 14, 2011 - Friday, August 19,          2011 (Overnight Retreat)

2. Fall Follow Up Retreat: Saturday, October 15, 2011

3. Spring 2012 Project: Plan a service project around your area of focus
    during the spring 2012 semester.


If you have questions about the program please contact Kristen Guy, or 410.532.3038 or visit 

Beyond the Orange Jumpsuit  

The Culture of Incarceration 

prisonThursday, March 24, 2011

MSTF Auditorium

685 W. Baltimore Street

8:30 - 4:15 pm 


18th Annual Cultural Diversity Day

Registration is free of charge and will take place on site.


This event will focus on the culture of prison to give a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by people with mental illness who have been incarcerated and how to help them re-integrate into mainstream society. Attendee's  will better understand how incarceration changes an individual's behavior and views of the world and how providers can better serve this population.

Key speakers include: Dr. Erik Roskes, Dr. Terry Kupers and the grand round speaker Dr. Merrill Rotter.

Hosted by The University of Maryland School of Medicine & The University of Maryland /Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency Program, and supported in part by the APA/SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program.

Summer Aid Forms  

Financial Aid Graduation Cap w/Cash

Students seeking Summer Financial Aid or Summer Work Study should file a request form by April 15th with our office; additionally, students wishing to Study Abroad or who need a Summer Consortium Agreement need to submit their forms by April 1st. Please note that a minimum of six credits is required to receive Financial Aid in any semester, including the summer.

Don't Get Burned - Get UMB Alerts 

fireAll UMB students are strongly encouraged to sign up for UMB Alerts which transmits emergency text, voice and e-mail messages about emergency incidents on campus and weather related campus closings. You can sign up by going to the University home page and click on the "Emergency Info" page or by clicking here. Current emergency information is posted on this page along with links to other federal sites for home and travel precautions. In addition, emergency procedures and information is posted on every floor of every building by the elevators.

Volunteers Needed 

UMB President's Outreach Council 

The University of Maryland President's Outreach CouClub UMB logoncil seeks students, faculty, and staff to volunteer as mentors for the youth mentoring and leadership program.

Volunteer Mentors are Needed:

  Every Monday from 3 - 5 pm at George Washington Elementary School and;

  Every Wednesday starting 2/16/11 from   3:30 - 5 pm at Southwest Baltimore Charter School.

If interested in volunteering:
Register Today

Students eligible for Federal Work Study can earn $17/ hour for participating! Contact the Financial Aid Office at 410-706-7347 to see if you qualify!

2.   View online training video

3.  Call the Office of Community Affairs at 410-706-1678 or email

Reducing Stress with Mindfulness  

Thursday, Balls with FacesMarch 24, 2011 
SMC Campus Center
Ballroom B
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Sponsored by the UMB Wellness Hub


Register Now 

Deborah Rejent, DSW, MSSW, MA, is the associate dean for the master's program at the School of Social Work. Rejent received her MA from the University of California, Los Angeles and her MSSW and DSW from Columbia University. Her research interests include psychoanalytic practice, stress reduction approaches, and mindful-based practices.

Holi - The Festival of Colors  

UMB Indian Association  

Friday, Holi Festival of ColorsMarch 25, 2011 
MSTF Auditorium
6:30 pm

Sponsored by the Indian Association 

UMB Students: $3

Non-Students: $5

Please join us for an evening of fun, festivities, music, performances and
delicious Indian food. Let's get together and celebrate the coming of spring!

Please contact Indian Association volunteers for tickets or email us at

The Nursing Contribution in the Global Fight Against HIV/AIDS   

4th Annual Nurses for Global Health Conference

Friday, NurseMarch 25, 2011 
SMC Campus Center
8:15 am - 12:30 pm

Co-sponsored by Office of Global Health & USGA.


UMB Students: FREE with student ID. 

Non - UMB Students: $10; cash or checks only.
Breakfast & lunch will be provided for all participants  

HIV/AIDS is critical issue that affects millions internationally and also here in the U.S./Baltimore/DC area. This event showcases nurse's influence and experience working in HIV/AIDS globally, and relates it to its pertinence here at home.

Registration is Required! Email your registration info to: with the subject line 'Conference 2011 Registration'. Be sure to include your name, phone number, and whether you are a UMB student.   

Rock the Smokeout Concert (RTSO)  

Students Promoting Awareness 

Friday, Smoking_handsMarch 25, 2011 
Pickles Pub
8:00 - 10:30 pm

Co-Sponsored by the USGA & APhA-MRO

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

Non-Students: $5

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

Prizes will be raffled!  

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

Family Health Fair    

Hosted by an Interdisciplinary Group of UMB Students 

Saturday, Family at beachMarch 26, 2011 
Robert C. Marshall Recreation Center
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Click here to view the flier. 


Come out for a Family Health Fair focusing on pre- and post-natal health, parenting, and early childhood development. The fair is being hosted by group of UMB students who attended the Exposing Infant Mortality: High Hopes in Baby Steps winter session seminar.


For more information email or
(410) 706-1121.

Women's History Month   

University of Maryland Celebration Event 

Monday, Women's History MonthMarch 28, 2011 
SMC Campus Center
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Click here by March 22 to order a ticket.

Light lunch following program


What's the best advice you've ever received? How do you juggle kids and career? How do you combat stress? Some of our University and community "stars" answer these questions and discuss issues all women face. Join us for a lively panel discussion and Q & A. .  

Contact for additional information.

Health Care Reform   

Students United For Policy, Education & Research  

Wednesday, AcademyHealthMarch 30, 2011 
School of Nursing, Room W202
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Pizza and beverages will be served.
Health Care Reform: Maryland's Implementation Effort and What it Means for UMB Professional Students


Presented by Brooke Hisle, MSW, LGSW, Coalition Director, Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative.

For more information, e-mail:

This lecture is sponsored by Students United for Policy, Education, and Research (S.U.P.E.R.), the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) student chapter of Academy Health and the USGA.

Wellness Fair 

Wednesday, Wellness AnimationMarch 30, 2011 
SMC Campus Center
Ballrooms A & B
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Click here to view the brochure. 


URecFit is hosting a Wellness Fair to increase health and wellness awareness by providing wellness screenings, activities, materials, demonstrations and information.

Various UMB and UMH departments as well as local and state agencies will offer informational tables, covering a wide variety of health and wellness issues.

Contact Julia Wightman at (410) 706-0288 for more information.

The Affordable Care Act 

Entering a New Age of Service, Quality and Care   

Friday, Maryland EmblemApril 1, 2011 
UM School of Nursing
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Registration is required, RSVP by Friday, March 18.
The lecture is free to all.

The University of Maryland School of Nursing and
the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System
are pleased to invite you to the Commander Lura Jane Emery Distinguished Lecture.


Featured Speaker:
Mary K. Wakefield, PhD, RN
Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration.

This lecture will provide an overview of how the Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama last year, will shape primary care delivery in the coming years and improve the health of the nation.

For more information visit:

Food Politics 

Monday, Marion NestleApril 4, 2011 
SMC Campus Center
Ballrooms A & B
4:30 - 7:00 pm

Register Now

Marion Nestle was named Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and professor of sociology at New York University. Her degrees include a PhD in molecular biology and an MPH in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2003, Food Politics won awards from the Association for American Publishers (outstanding title in allied health), the James Beard Foundation (literary), and World Hunger Year (Harry Chapin media).

HS/HSL Connective Issues  

E-newsletter of the UM Library  



The HS/HSL E-Newsletter is published monthly for faculty, students and staff of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and other interested individuals.


Click here to see the recent publication. 


7th Annual Wing-A-Thon

Friday, Buffalo WingsApril 15, 2011 

SMC Campus Center, Room 349 

6:00 - 8:00 pm  

Co-sponsored by USGA and Pharmacy SGA


Registration ends April 1st


Wing-A-Thon 2011 is a charity buffalo wing eating contest, in which teams of 5 students compete to eat as many wings in 30 minutes while raising money for the University of Maryland Greenbaum Cancer Center. This year, Buffalo Wild Wings will provide the delicious wings.  If interested in forming a team, email


Costs $10 for students and $16 for non-students to compete, which includes wings and an event t-shirt.  Cash prizes for winning team! Raffle prizes include autographed puck by Michal Neuvirth from the Washington Capitals, Spirit lunch cruise for two, gift cards, and more! Team's "cheerleaders" get into event for free, so students from all UMB schools are encouraged to participate or to attend the event. 

International Services Announcement Post-Completion OPT 

World Map

F-1 students, it is time for Spring 2011 graduates to apply for post-completion OPT!  Please contact Mr. ReBrassier to make an appointment via email:  or phone: 410-706-0533.    


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

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