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Week of October 3, 2011 | Volume 2 Number 7     

Mayan Predictions
Commiter Coffee Break
Grads on Track
Woman's Self Defense Class
Exploring the Art of Ancient Americas
Breaking News from the HS/HSL
Coming Out Day
Student Cookout
Stay in Touch




Touring the Market; 30 Years of the 32nd Street Farmer's Marke

Join us and Marc Rey, President of the Farmer's Market Board, for a retrospective of thirty years behind the Market.


Mindful Control of Stress 

This program helps you enhance your overall health and quality of life through simple and effective stress reduction techniques. For more information contact Hillary Edwards at  


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.



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September 2011 - May 2012

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Understanding Self & Others Group  


Are you struggling in school, relationships or would just like to understand yourself better? Consider joining the Understanding Self & Others group.  


If you would be available for most meetings, please contact Douglas Chay, LCSW-C for more information at 410-328-8404.



LGBT History Month 

LGBT History Month is October.  Please join us for the following events.  Click on the links to find out more about the programs and to RSVP.


Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month continues through 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 visit us online. 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   


Morning Runs

Tuesday and Thursday

7 a.m.  

URecFit is hosting mornings runs starting from the front of the SMC Campus Center from 9/6-10/20 .  All skill levels welcome!    


Woman on Weights  

Begins September 28 

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


Susan G. Komen Race

URecFit has created a UM + Friends & Family Race for the Cure Team! Please join and/or support us by visiting the UM Pink Ninjas web page.   


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Mayan Predictions for 2012     

MayanHispanic Heritage Month 

Monday, October 3
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

SMC Campus  Center, Room 351      


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Many fear the end of the world is near because the Mayan calendar for the current cycle of time ends in 2012. The Maya (and Hopi, Inca, Egyptians and Nostradamus) predict a tremendous change for the earth that is already beginning. Discover what ancient Mayan wisdom reveals about the new cycle of time that begins on December 22, 2012.


This presentation demonstrates the validity of Mayan prophecy as expressed by quantum physicists, other scientists and spiritual leaders. View fascinating video clips on the crystal skulls, parallel dimensions, and the effects of words and emotion. Hear a message of hope and understanding from the leader of the Mayan Tribal Council. Refreshments will be served.


How to Write an Abstract: Concrete Recommendations      

Students writing in a rowWriting Center  

Monday, October 3
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

SMC Campus  Center, Room 353     


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Abstracts are required for journal articles, conference papers, and fellowship applications. This workshop will teach skills needed to write an effective abstract, across disciplines. Participants will have the opportunity to assemble their own abstract. For ESL speakers, strategies for crafting English-language abstracts will be analyzed.

Commuter Coffee Break       

Coffee BeansWellness Hub  

Monday, October 3
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

School of Pharmacy, Atrium       


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 joż, 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.

Relaxation Techniques 

Stressed StudentWellness Hub
Tuesday, October 4
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351


Don't want to be her? We understand the stress of school and developing interpersonal relationships can be overwhelming. Attend this session to learn techniques to relax your mind and body. Please wear comfortable clothing, and be prepared to relax.

Grads On Track: Stress Management & Wellness Webinar

Stress Management _ YogaWellness Hub
Tuesday, October 4


Set yourself up this semester for a low-stress, academically productive and fun semester with Grads On Track coaching group. This program will be your toolkit to keep you on track and help you thrive this semester, not just survive! Certified Co-Active Professional Coach, Susan Stern, CCPC will lead this session on Stress Management to enhance better academic-life balance this semester. The key to avoiding burnout is to create a healthy balance as the semester kicks in and be honest about the potential pitfalls that can throw you off course! You can attend by phone or webcast.  


Even if this time does not work in your schedule to be live, all you have to do is register and you will receive a recording of the call in your email within 24 hours.

Calling all Ladies!


Can You Defend Yourself?

Tuesdays & Thursdays

September 27 - October 20

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


What is R.A.D.?

R.A.D. stands for Rape Aggression Defense and is a Women's Self Defense Class.  This program is a hands-on course designed to emphasize confidence and self discipline while developing & enhancing options of self-defense.  This course will teach basic self-defense techniques and emphasize common sense approaches to safety on campus.  Classes are taught by certified instructors from URecFit & University Police.  To register or for more information click here    

Exploring the Art of the Ancient Americas  

Walters Ancient AmericasHispanic Heritage Month  

Wednesday, October 5    

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B      


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Assistant Objects Conservator Jessica Arista, from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, will discuss artworks from the Ancient Americas. The museum was recently gifted a large collection by a private collector. Over the past two years, a curator, objects conservators, and a conservation scientist have been working to prepare some of these objects for the special exhibition. Refreshments will be served.     

Blood Drive   

Blood DriveThursday, October 6     

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 349       


Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Blood cannot be manufactured. It can only come from generous donors like you.


Sign up on-line  or call URecFit for an appointment at (410) 706 - 7529. Drop ins are always welcomed too! 


Co-Sponsored by: Phi Delta Chi, Pharmacy School and URecFit.

Breaking News from HS/HSL     


The new issue of Connective Issues, the newsletter of the Health Sciences & Human Services Library.


Learn more about an upcoming event on publishing ethics, dissertations and theses in the Library's Digital Archive, library workshops, and Harry Potter.


Don't miss an issue!  Go the HS/HSL website to sign up to receive e-mail announcements every time Connective Issues is released.


Connective Issues is now available at  

Meet President Perman

PermanMonday, October 10, 2011

SMC Campus Center Room 334

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


President Jay Perman, MD will host monthly office hours where students can make appointments for private meetings.  "One of the great rewards of my job is meeting with our students and learning about them, their hopes, and their concerns," Perman said.   "I always have fantastic conversations with students and I look forward to hearing more about what we are doing right and what we need to be doing better."


Schedule your 15 minutes with the President by the timeslot.


October 10, 2011:  11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

October 10, 2011:  11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

October 10, 2011:  11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

October 10, 2011:  11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 


*If the time you selected is already reserved by another student there will be more opportunities available next month.  

Coming Out Day

Coming Out Day 2Monday, October 10, 2011

SMC Campus Center 2nd Floor

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


National Coming Out Day is Tuesday, October 11, 2011, but we are celebrating a day early. 


You don't have to be a member of the LGBT community to celebrate National Coming Out Day.


Join us as we promote public awareness of gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender rights; to celebrate homosexuality; and form a network of straight allies on the UM campus.


So stop by during your lunch break for a free snack, learn about LGBT History Month, and/or become a straight ally.  

Get in the Sukkot Spirit

Ushpizin V2Jewish Student Association 

Tuesday October 11

7:30 pm
SMC Campus Center, Room 351


Get in the sukkot spirit with the Jewish Student Association for a pre-sukkot dinner and movie.


All students are invited to join us and enjoy a delicious Kosher dinner and a rare glimpse into the Hassidic Israeli culture featured in the critically acclaimed 2004 film "Ushpizin".

This will be the first night in a cross-cultural film series sponsored by SAHIL, APAMSA, JSA and the USGA
USAD Mixer

USADUnited Students of African Descent  

Wednesday, October 12

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351

Co-Sponsored by USGA


Lots of food and drinks!!!
Free for UMB students.
$5 for non-UMB students.

Come and network with various UM students in an evening of games and fun, while learning about USAD's activities on campus.

Student Cookout

Student CookoutFounders Week 2011  

Thursday, October 27

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m

Nursing School Courtyard

(Enter the courtyard by the SMC Campus Center)  


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Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Portobello Burgers, and all the fixin's!


Free to all students but tickets are required. All tickets must be ordered by October 20, 2011. In the event of inclement weather, the food will be served on the 2nd floor of the SMC Campus Center.

Palliative Care - A Bridge of Compassion Between Curing and Caring

Palliative CareSponsored by the Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Program   

Thursday, October 13 

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

School of Pharmacy Auditorium, 20 North Pine Street  


As told through poetry, plays and prose.

Performed by Vivienne Shub, Resident Member of the Everyman Theater &

Naomi Greenberg-Slovin, Dramaturg for Everyman Theater.


Panel discussion with Lynn McPherson, PharmD, Pharmacy School; Debra Wertheimer, MD, Hospice and Palliative Care, VA Maryland Health Care System, Vivienne Shub and Naomi Greenberg-Slovin


Reception to follow the program.

Project Jump Start    

Bag Lunch

Every Tuesday and Friday

SMC Campus Center,
Room LL- 001

5:30 p.m.      

All are welcome

Want to make friends while doing community service right on campus?  Come out to hear about Project Jump Start, a USGA-sponsored organization that works to ameliorate homelessness around campus.  Information and dinner will both be served Thur Oct 13, 2011 in Rm 351 of the SMC Campus Center.     

Questions? Email Beth Zucconi at:


Let Us Host Your Next Event

Southern Management Corporation Campus Center

SMCCCHost 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.           

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