UM Logo_Founding Campus The Campus Life Weekly

Week of September 12, 2011 | Volume 2 Number 4  

Graduate School Survival Tools
Fall Diploma Application
Commuter Coffee Break
F-1 Employment Workshop
Support Group
Dissertation Start Up
LGBT Community Group
International Coffee Hour
Networking 101
Salsa Lessons
President's Student Leadership Institute
Documentary Screening
Become a GroupX Instructor
Chinese Moon Festival
Zumba Party
Work Study Students Needed
Mindful Control of Stress
Caravan Service
Club UMB
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 

As part of the Wellness Hub's commitment to student academic-life balance, there is a Relaxation Room open for student use.


Paddle the DC Monuments 

Saturday, September 17th

8:00 a.m. 

Enjoy a scenic tour of the DC monuments and historic sites while kayaking on the Potomac.


Fueled By Zeke 

Monday, September 19th

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Meet the founders and learn about the origins of sustainable coffee and this roastery's story in this brown bag lunch and learn.


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September 2011 - May 2012

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 - October 15.  Please join us for the following events.  Click on the links to find out more about the programs and to RSVP.


For more information on these events or to find out how to get involved, contact Courtney J. Jones via email or at 410-706-7438


Click on these to learn more about upcoming URecFit Programs.


Group Exercise Schedule

Fall 2011   


Yoga Fundamentals

Monday September 12 - October 17

6:15 - 7:15pm  

This six-week course will cover the essentials of posture, breath, and meditation.  


Woman on Weights  

Begins September 28 

Lifting weights can help build a toned, sculpted, feminine body, and build stronger bones.    


Run a 5K Fitness Program

URecFit has a 5K program for beginners, intermediates and advanced. Sign up at the 5th floor Fitness Desk between from now through 10/23 to win Fitness Champion T-shirts and Race for the Cure bracelets for completing the program.







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Graduate School Survival Tools     

studentWellness Hub  

Friday, September 9 

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

SMC Campus Center Room 351


Register Now 


This workshop is designed for new UM students who are interested in sharpening their academic survival skills and familiarize themselves with their new environment. Focus will be on helping students understand the nature of post-secondary expectations, its impact on the student's emotional resilience and early development of strategies to maintain a healthy level of motivation and a balanced lifestyle.

Swagatam 2011   

SwagatamIndian Association & USGA  

Friday, September 9  

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B

This event is free to the UM Campus Community.   


A Welcome Bash! 

Please don't miss the introductions, games and a sumptuous Indian dinner!


For more information contact: Priyanka Subrahmanyam at:


Fall Diploma Application Deadline

Sunday, September 11, 2011

DiplomaAre you planning to graduate in December?  

If you haven't already filled out a Diploma Application, please remember to do so before the deadline of September 11th. To apply for your diploma, please logon to SURFS. Once you are logged on to SURFS, select Student Services & Financial Aid and then select Student Records. The Application for Diploma will be in the middle of the menu.


Commuter Coffee Break 

School of Law

Coffee MugWellness Hub  

Monday, September 12  

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

School of Law Lobby  


Register Now  


The morning commute can be rough and sometimes you need that extra pick me up before you head into your class. Let us provide it! Join the Wellness Hub on our cross campus commuter coffee breaks where students can enjoy a cup of joe, a healthy snack, and learn about other exciting events the Wellness Hub is hosting this year. Please present student ID to receive coffee and snacks.     

F-1 Employment Workshop   

Office of International Services

Monday, September 12  

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351    


Register Now  


This workshop is designed to provide information to F-1 students regarding employment benefits they are eligible for, how to apply, and timing issues.      

Support Group 

Student Counseling Center 

Empty ChairsMondays, September 12 - 26 

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.   


Current UM Students Only

Cost is Free   


New to graduate/professional school and Baltimore? Whether you want to sharpen your graduate school survival skills or are having difficulties adjusting to the new environment and academic pressures, this group can provide the support you need.  


The Student Counseling Center (SCC) is offering an confidential group with a SCC psychologist. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Jenna Silverman for more information at (410) 328 - 8404.


Dissertation Start Up:  

How to Identify A Research Topic 

DissertationWellness Hub  

Monday, September 12  

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 353   


Register Now  


The choice of a dissertation subject is crucial. This workshop identifies factors that candidates should consider, including how to develop research interest into an appropriate thesis subject; the scope of a thesis subject; the relationship of a thesis subject to the mentor's area of research.      

LGBTQ Community Group Counseling 
Support GroupStudent Counseling Center

Thursdays, September 15 - December 22

3:00 p.m - 4:30 p.m.

Current UM Students Only
Cost is Free    


Are you facing issues related to your sexual orientation or gender identity? Do you need to talk in a safe environment? Consider joining the supportive and empowering Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Community Group. This group is open exclusively to students who are non-heterosexual and/or questioning their sexual or gender identity.


This group is facilitated by a licensed SCC Social Workers. Please contact Douglas Chay, LCSW-C, for more information at (410) 328 - 8404.  


International Coffee Hour  


Office of International Services

Wednesday, September 14 

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351    


Register Now  


Take a break and enjoy some refreshments and conversation! Learn more about the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars and the services they offer..      

Networking 101  

Networking 101Office of Financial Assistance & Education

& The Wellness Hub  

Thursday, September 15   

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351   


Register Now  


This workshop explores strategies for forming and maintaining a strong circle of contacts. The importance of networking cannot be underestimated. There is no better time than now to strengthen or build your network. A solid network will serve you well for years to come and will be an asset, especially during times of economic uncertainty.     

Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off Event - Salsa Lessons 

Salsa dancingThursday, September 15   

6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms A & B  


Register Now  


Observe a live salsa demonstration given by SalsaNow's experienced instructors. After the brief demonstration stay for a salsa lesson!


Refreshments and mocktails will be served

Hone Your Leadership Skills

Application Deadline is September 16  

PSLIPresident's Student Leadership Institute (PSLI)
Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

Complete the Application Online 

This certificate program is aimed at exposing UM student leaders at all levels to contemporary issues in leaderships.

PSLI will prepare participants for professional leadership in a diverse and global society.



Calling All Students!   

Fall Fest Friday, September 16    

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

School of Nursing Lawn


This is an annual event specifically designed with students in mind!


Come learn about various on- and off-campus resources which are available to you. 


There will be give-aways, prizes, and games.


Popcorn, cotton candy, watermelon, corn on the cob and other refreshments will be served.   


Hispanic Heritage Month -

Documentary Screening: Hands of Harvest   

 hands of harvestMonday, September 19    

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351

Register Now


Join filmmaker, Adrian Muys, as he introduces his documentary, Hands of Harvest, which chronicles the journey of Mexican migrant women who travel to pick crabs in small fishing villages on Maryland's Eastern Shore


Refreshments will be served.     

Become a Group Ex Instructor    

Group Exercise InstructorURecFit 

Classes begin September 27    

Register Now


Join us to learn how to be a group exercise instructor! We're using curriculum developed by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) to prepare you for the ACE Group Exercise exam and give you basic knowledge that can help with other group exercise certifications as well. This class will cover basic anatomy and physiology, class format & design.           

Chinese Moon Festival   

MooncakeChinese Student & Scholar Association (CSSA) 

Saturday, September 17 

6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
UM MSTF Atrium


Free for UM students.  

$5 dollars for scholars and others 


Join UM-CSSA for their annual Chinese Moon Festival Celebration Gala. Don't miss out delicious Chinese food and moon cakes (only comes once a year).


After the dinner, CSSA will perform. This year, UM Chinese students and scholars will bring a new, originally written Chinese drama to the audience along with other performances such as folk singing and Chinese lion dance.


For more information contact: Jacky Lin at


Zumba Party  


Thursday, September 22, 2011
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Pratt Gym    


Join us for a massive Zumba event!  Email to register for the event - the class is limited to the first 75 participants that sign up.  Bring water and a towel because this marathon class will be fun & challenging!


By the way, did you know URecFit's Hours Are Expanding!


Beginning August 6th, URecFit will be open until 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 9:00 p.m. on Fridays.


Our Pool and Strength & Conditioning Room have variable hours during the week - check our website for details.

Work Study Students Needed     

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Work Study Students are needed for two positions in the SMC Campus Center:


1) The SMC Campus Center Information   

2) The One Card Office


If interested, please contact:


A. Marian Lipinski

Director, Campus Life Business Services

(410) 706 - 0025

Mindful Control of Stress    

Mindfulness Stress ReductionWellness Hub 

Monday, September 26, 2011
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

SMC Campus  Center, Ballroom B   


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes are once again

available to all UM 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,



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.  


For a full listing of dates and more information contact Hillary Edwards at


UM Caravan Service   

Veola CaravanThe UM Caravan Service will be modified for the 2011 - 2012 academic year as follows:


1) One vehicle will operate for seven (7) hours a day, five (5) days a week (Monday through Friday, 5:30 pm to 12 am, with the last call taken between 11:30 p.m. and 11:45 pm..).


2) There will be NO week-end service.


No Caravan Service on the following designated days and observed holidays:

  • Friday, September 2nd - Campus Closed due to Grand Prix Race
  • Monday, September 5th - Labor Day Holiday
  • Thursday and Friday, November 24th and November 25th - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Monday, December 26th through Monday, January 1st - Winter Break
  • Monday, January 16th - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
  • Friday, April 6th - Good Friday
  • Monday, May 28th - Memorial Day Holiday   
Please contact with any questions about the Caravan shuttle bus service. Thank you.


Join Club UMD
Club UMB 2President's Outreach Council  
Tuesdays, starting October 4, 2011

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at
George Washington Elementary School; or

Wednesdays, starting October 5, 2011

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at

Southwest Baltimore Charter School

The President's Outreach Council is seeking student, faculty, and staff to serve as volunteer mentors and presenters for CLUB UMD, an after-school youth leadership program offered in nearby local public schools.


If you want to volunteer:

  • Register online or contact Community Affairs Director, Brian Sturdivant, at (410) 706 - 1678.
  • Attend training on Tuesday, 9/20/11 or Wednesday, 9/28/11  from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the new SMC Campus Center, Meeting Room #351.

UM students eligible for Federal Work Study can earn $17/hour for mentoring through CLUB UMD! Contact the UM Financial Aid Office at (410) 706-7347 to see if you are eligible!


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