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Week of May 9, 2011 | Volume 1 Number 30 

The President's Fellowship Program
What Do We Learn From Amish Genetics?
Bookstore Blowout Sale
Summer Group Exercise
Authentic Movement Workshop
Celebrating Christian Culture
Internation Scholar & Student Services Survey
Get Your Regalia at the UMB Bookstore
Tee Up for Charity
GWE Fitness
Celebrating Commencement
Narrative Practice: Eliciting Story
UMB Housing
Stay in Touch






Lactation Center  

The Wellness Hub supports a mother's choice to breastfeed her baby while pursuing her graduate or professional degree.  There are currently two Lactation Centers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. 


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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The President's Fellowship Program

Applications Being Accepted Now!

August 2011 - May 2012 Urban Renewal


Sponsored by the Office of the President & the Office of Academic Affairs 


Request an Application


The President's Fellowship will sponsor 10 stipend fellows during the 2011 - 2012 academic year to participate in the President's Symposium and White Paper Project to address Community-University Partnerships for Urban Renewal


Student candidates with a strong interest in community development and urban renewal to help define and articulate, from an interprofessional student perspective, the University's role in urban renewal. 


To request more information, program requirements and/or an application, please contact Flavius Lilly.  Application deadline is June 15, 2011.

What do We Learn from Amish Genetics? 

Mitchell BraxtonThursday, May 12, 2011  

SMC Campus Center, Room 203    

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm   

Lunch & Lecture 


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.

Bookstore Blowout Sale!

UMB SweatshirtIII25% off all UMB Logo Merchandise!  Sweatshirts, T-shirts, Baseball Caps, Mugs, Ties, Pens, and many more items! (Prices as marked)


Items to be sold in two locations:

The University Bookstore

222 N. Pine Street

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm


SMC Campus Center, 1st floor

621 W. Lombard Street

Tuesday, May 10 - Friday, May 13

10:30 am - 1:30 pm


Don't miss this opportunity to own UMB memorabilia at a very low price!

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 

The Best of Baltimore Survey 

BaltimorePlease complete a brief survey aimed at helping students new to the Baltimore area identify some of the best place to eat, live and have fun.


Best of Baltimore Survey

Authentic Movement Workshop

Creativity in Caring: for Learning and Community 

Saturday, May 7, 2011Authentic Movement

SMC Campus Center, Room 349

2:00-4:30 PM


Multidisciplinary Wellness Event Open to ALL Students and Staff.

No prior experience needed

Check in with yourself as we wind down a tough semester!  Come experience Authentic Movement - a creative form of self-exploration.  Combining movement for self-expression with mindfulness, improvisation, and active imagination, Authentic Movement is a modality used to integrate creativity into relaxation and personal insight. 


This is a safe and welcoming environment. Come prepared to move in easy fitting clothing (and bare feet).   Feel free to bring a journal for processing thoughts, sensations, emotions, and impulses.  Due to the quiet and personal nature of our work, we ask participants to arrive promptly.


Questions?  Email Susan Taylor -


Celebrating Christian Culture

Through the Eyes of Baltimore Inner - City Youth 

Solid Rock MinistriesWednesday, May 11, 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: 


International Scholar & Student Services

Wants to Hear from You  


SurveyUMB International Students & Scholars are asked to complete a survey to guage interest in specific programs during the 2011 - 2012 academic year.


Click Here to begin survey. 


If you have questions, please email Amy Ramirez.   


Thanks for your input!


Pick Up Your Regalia  

Stop by the University Bookstore,  

222 N. Pine Street, 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 purchase it.


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%.


Keep up with us now and over the summer...follow us on Facebook at  

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.

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 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. 

Narrative Practice: Eliciting Story 

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 the 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.  

Tired of Commuting?

Choose UMB Housing

Tired of Commuting?  Roommate situation not working out?  UMB Housing has spaces available in Fayette Square and Pascault Row Apartments. 

We are open for tours Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm; Saturday from 10am-4pm (Fayette Square only) or by appointment. 

Check out our website at
Please contact 410-706-5523 if you have questions.
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