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Week of May 2, 2011 | Volume 1 Number 29

World Fest
Fighting Policty to Advocate & Enhance Health Research
Exit Counseling
Tee Up for Charity
Summer Group Exercise
Get Your Regalia at the UMB Bookstore
Sailing the Inner Harbor
GWE Fitness
Celebrating Christian Culture
What Do We Learn From Amish Genetics?
Celebrating Commencement
Communication Updates for Students
Narrative Practice: Eliciting Story
UMB Housing
Stay in Touch






Let's Build A Bee House

May 4, 2011 

Based on the overwhelming response to the Wellness Hub's lecture, "A Little Something for Your Honey" in February, the Wellness Hub and the SMC Campus Center are teaming up to start an apiary (bee house) on campus.


Relaxation Room Hours Extended! 

The Relaxation Room in
the SMC Campus Center now has extended hours.

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December 2010 - April 2011

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Group Exercise Schedule

May 1 - June 4, 2011 


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World Fest

International Student Association (ISO) 

World Fest (ISO)

Monday, May 2, 2011

SMC Campus Center,
Room 349

6:00 pm


The International Student Organization is hosting a World Fest.


The event will feature a fashion show (with cultural clothing) as well as a talent show.   

Students who are interested in modeling (diverse cultural backgrounds encouraged) or who have a talent they would like perform that evening please contact Sena Ekici for details at   

Fighting Policy to Advocate & Enhance Health Research & Education


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

SMC CC, Room 349

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Refreshments Provided.


Students United for Policy Education & Research (SUPER) and the Association of Women in Science (AWIS) present: Mary Woolley, President of Research!America. Research!America is a not-for-profit, public education and advocacy organization that is committed to making medical and health research a higher national priority.


Ms. Woolley will talk about her policy decision making to advocate and enhance Health research and education. 


For more information please contact or  

Missed Your Opportunity to Attend Exit Counseling?

Grad Student with Piggy BankApril 27 - May 6, 2011
HS/HSL Suite 221
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Office of Student Financial Assistance and Education is allowing graduating students to complete the exit counseling requirement beginning Wednesday, April 27th, no appointment is necessary.


Bring with you the following: 

Please remember that failure to satisfy these requirements can place a hold on your student account which could prohibit you from receiving your diploma until the requirement is completed.

Tee Up for Charity 

Take a Break on the Green and Make a Difference   

Thursday May 26, 2011Golf Tee
Oakmont Greens Golf Club,
Hampstead, Maryland  
Tee off at 7:30 am sharp with a shotgun start 


Registration begins April 1st.  This event fills up every year, so be sure to register early!


Golf Registration Form

Golf Sponsorship Form


URecFit and the UMB Foundation are proud to host the 26th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Social Work Community Outreach Services. Click here for more information on SWCOS.


Registration includes green fees, cart, breakfast, range balls, a steak or vegetarian lunch, contests and prizes!


For more information regarding this event, contact Anna Roskowinski. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, contact Sara Griggs.

Get in Shape for the Summer

Take a URecFit Group Exercise Class  

Aerobics Class 

Group Exercise Schedule

Sunday, May 1st through Saturday, June 4th


Come take one of our Group Exercise Classes!  Call 410.706.PLAY (7529) to reserve your spot. Spaces are limited!  

There will be no classes in the Pratt Gymnasium after May 19th 2011, due to planned maintenance.


Group Exercise Class Descriptions 

Pick Up Your Regalia  

Stop by the University Bookstore,  

222 N. Pine Street, starting May 2 to pick up your regalia.   


Regalia will be distributed up until graduation.  If you did not order your regalia, please stop by the Bookstore to complete your purchase.


Take a break from studying and come to the Bookstore's largest sale ever!  Almost all prices on clothing and gifts have been reduced 25%.


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Sailing the Inner Harbor 

Sailing Inner Harbor

Sunday, May 8, 2011  

Inner Harbor, Baltimore   

9:00 am - 5:00 pm    


Register Now 

Cost per student: $40


UMB is teaming up with the Baltimore Downtown Sailing Club for a great day on the water -- just down the street from campus. Sites include the Inner Harbor and the historic neighborhoods of Fells Point and Federal Hill, and the Fort McHenry National Monument (home of the writing of "The Star Spangled Banner"). After your sailing adventures, you will head to the legendary Cross Street Market in Federal Hill for ice cream.

GWE Fitness

Take a Break and Make A Difference   

Tuesdays now until May 17, 2011GWE Fitness
George Washington Elementary
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Sign Up to volunteer.

Are you tired of sitting in class all day?  All that studying making you go cross-eyed? Take a break with the George Washington Elementary Fitness Program and help students in our neighborhood!


This program is for fifth grade students at George Washington Elementary School in Pigtown, and helps kids incorporate exercise into their lives and learn about healthy eating tips. Volunteers help plan activities, supervise and lead games, and teach about healthy eating.   

If you are interested in volunteering, just click on the link below to sign up for one or more dates, or you can email Kimberly at for more information.

Celebrating Christian Culture

Through the Eyes of Baltimore Inner - City Youth 

Solid Rock MinistriesWednesday, May 12, 2011  

SMC Campus Center, Room 210B    



Sponsored by The Christian Social Work Fellowship Group.  


This event is open to the entire campus community and dinner will be provided.


Save the date for an evening of drama performances by the Solid Rock Ministries Youth Group. Pastor Ed Diblasio from Solid Rock Ministries will also be speaking. 

Solid Rock Ministries (SRM) is a Christian sidewalk ministry that meets Baltimore inner-city youth and adults where they are both figuratively and literally -- in their neighborhoods, beyond the walls of a church.

Check out some of the youth performances at the website below:

For more information please contact Jen Hodge at:


What do We Learn from Amish Genetics? 

Mitchell BraxtonThursday, May 12, 2011  

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B    

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm    


Register Now


Braxton Mitchell, PhD, MPH, is a professor of medicine at the School of Medicine. Dr. Mitchell's research program utilizes a variety of genetic epidemiologic methods to try to dissect the genetic and environmental determinants of a variety of complex diseases, including type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension, osteoporosis, and obesity. His recent research has focused on the Amish population and their unique contribution to our understanding of genetics and health.

Celebrating Commencement  

Fancy Food

Your time to shine...the memory is forever.


Looking for the perfect spot to celebrate? Several area restaurants have offered discounts in honor of your special day. From casual to fine dining - there are plenty of options!


Click here for restaurant discounts and reservation information.


In addition, The University has secured discounted rates at a number of local hotels within walking distance to campus. Book soon as the rates are only on hold for another week. 

Communication Changes for Students

Google Apps

Google Apps for Education is coming!  Soon students will be able to take advantage of the email and collaboration suite of products available in Google Apps for Education.  The Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have special security requirements since they are both Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) covered entities and will use solutions that best meet their respective requirements.


Click here for more details.

Narrative Practice: Eliciting Story 

UMB Wellness Hub

Liz Lerman DanceWednesday, May 18, 2011

SMC Campus Center, Room 349

9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Registration is required.


The Event is FREE to all UMB students, faculty and staff.


Sponsored by CCLC, PAACAA, and the Wellness Hub.


Why do stories matter? How can we artfully elicit them? How do we honor their intimacy while maintaining professionalism?


Join the artists of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange for a day-long workshop designed for professionals that need or want to gather stories--and insight--from their clients in the course of their work. Founded in 1976, Dance Exchange offers a unique brand of dance/theatre that breaks boundaries between stage and audience, theater and community, movement and language, tradition and the unexplored.


Through the lens of art and movement, you will learn techniques for skillfully and respectfully eliciting stories, reading non-verbal cues, and unearthing multiple meanings for both listener and teller. You will gain an appreciation for the power of narrative in written, spoken and physical forms, and a greater confidence about its use in your professional and personal life.  


Center for Information Technology Services

CITS BITS The Center for Information Technology Services is pleased to announce a newly created issue of CITS Bits. 

CITS Bits is a digest of brief news articles, announcements, and accomplishments.  This issue covers the following topics:
  • Welcome Communication Changes for Students
  • Electronic Timesheets-New Users, New Features
  • Electronic Travel Request and Expense Forms Coming to UMB
  • And more!

Please take a few minutes to visit the site and read the articles at:

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