UM Logo_Founding Campus The Campus Life Weekly

Week of October 10, 2011 | Volume 2 Number 8      

Meet President Perman
Touring the Market
Safe Space Training
Coming Out Day
New Assistant Director of Financial Education & Wellness
Structuring An Arguement
Get in the Sukkot Spirit
Spotlight Artist: Jose Galvez
International Coffee Hour
USAD Mixer
F-1 Employment Workshop
Measuring Success Through Assessment
Palliative Care
Gen Silent Documentary
Project Jump Start
Group Exercise for the Cure
Annual Bull & Oyster Roast Fundraiser
Hike the Appalachian Trail
Dessert Festival
Stay in Touch




Unscripted Happiness, Featuring the Baltimore Improv Group 

Come unwind and have a good laugh with the Baltimore Improv Group.  


Lactation Center  



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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.  



Group #1:

Dates: Mondays, October 3rd to December 5th

Time: 4:30 to 6:00 PM

If you would be available for most meetings, please contact Dr. Jenna Silverman for more information at 410-328-8404.


Group #2:

Dates: Thursdays, October 6th to December 8th

Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

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


International Coffee Hour


 J-1 Scholar Orientation


Hispanic Heritage Month

The last day for Hispanic heritage Month is October 15th.  Please join us for our final event.

LGBT History Month 

October is LGBT History Month. 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 links to learn more about upcoming URecFit Programs.


Group Exercise Schedule

Fall 2011   


Fundamentals of Qigong 

Mondays, October 24th through December 12th 

6:15 p.m. -7:15 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 349


Qigong is the ancient Chinese mind-body exercise that aligns breath, physical activity and awareness for physical, mental, spiritual health, as well as the development of human potential. Join us with Dr. Chen, editor of Chinese Medical Qigong textbook.   


The cost is $50 to enroll for students and URecFit members and $130 for non-members that are eligible for membership.  


To register or for more information click here.       


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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Meet President Perman

Only two slots left

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 time slot.


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

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

Farmers MarketWellness Hub  

Monday, October 10
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

SMC Campus  Center, Green Room        


Register Now


The 32nd Street Farmer's market is one of Baltimore's most established events and a long standing institution for accessibility to locally grown fresh food. Join us and Marc Rey, President of the Farmer's Market Board, for a retrospective of thirty years behind the Market.

Safe Space Training  

Safe Space TrainingMonday, October 10, 2011

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B 

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.


Register Now 


Safe Space is a national program that identifies LGBT-friendly faculty, staff, and students. The Safe Space training provides information about how to be a supportive ally to LGBT students and colleagues. Upon completion, participants have the option of becoming a Safe Space member and displaying an UM Safe Space placard.  

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.  

New Assistant Director of Financial Education & Wellness

Tisa L. Silver-Canady

Tisa L. Silver-Canady, MBA

is the Assistant Director for Financial Education and Wellness (FEW).


Tisa holds a master's degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing, from the University of Delaware.


Immediately upon graduation in 2003, Tisa joined the faculty of the University of Delaware as an Instructor of Finance with a primary course load of Corporate Finance and Investments. In 2007, she received the College's Student Choice Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.


In addition to teaching, Tisa has over ten years of experience presenting finance themed seminars and workshops to audiences including the Environmental Protection Agency, the State of Delaware's Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services, and various schools ranging from middle schools to universities. Tisa is also an accomplished author with credits including her first book, The Time Value of Life (2009, 2011). She has served as a writer and reviewer of personal finance and investments content for online outlets including Forbes, Investopedia and BET.  


Tisa looks forward to interacting with students and developing educational programming opportunities to enhance financial literacy and wellness at UM. She encourages students to register for Investing 101, which will be held in Room 351 of the SMC Campus Center on Wednesday, October 26 from noon - 1 pm. For registration and more information on upcoming programs, visit FEW online .


Structuring an Argument    

Structuring An ArguementThe Writing Center  
Monday, October 10

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 353      


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Weaving together our thoughts is sometimes difficult. Encounters with new and/or complex material can leave us with fuzzy knots of thinly related concepts, opinions, and impressions. If you'd like to learn some techniques for pulling apart the threads, understanding how they hang together, and spinning a better web of ideas, this workshop is for you.        

Get in the Sukkot Spirit

Ushpizin V2Jewish Student Association 

Tuesday October 11

7:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351


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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

Spotlight Artist: Jose Galvez   

Jose GalvezHispanic Heritage Month  

Wednesday, October 12     

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B      


 Register Now


Join Jose Galvez on the opening night of his UM art exhibition.


Refreshments will be served following a lecture on his art, his inspiration and the honor of being one of a group who were the first Chicanos to win the Pulitzer Prize in photography.        

International Coffee Hour   

International Coffee HourOffice of International Services   

Wednesday, October 12     

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351


Register Now


Take a break and enjoy some refreshments and conversation!        

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.

F-1 Employment Workshop  

VisaOffice of International Services

Thursday, October 13

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351


Register Now 


This workshop is designed to provide information to F-1 students regarding eligible employment benefits, how to apply, and timing issues.
Measuring Success Through Assessment 

Measuring SuccessPresident Student Leadership Institute 

Thursday, October 13

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311


Register Now 


Assessment and evaluation are pivotal components to measuring organizational success. In this workshop students will learn various methods to evaluate organizational goals, programs and events. Topics will include how to develop and meet learning outcomes, create feedback forms, analyze assessment results and implement recommended improvements. Refreshments will be served.  
Float-N-A-Flick: The Waterboy  

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.

Gen Silent Documentary & Discussion
LGBT History Month

Gen SilentThursday, October 13 

5:00 p.m. 
SMC Campus Center, Ballroom A


Gen Silent is the critically-acclaimed documentary from filmmaker Stu Maddux that asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their friends, their spouses- their entire lives in order to survive in the care system. Join us for the documentary and a brief discussion after the screening.
Light refreshments will be served.
Project Jump Start Informational Dinner 
Group Exercise for the Cure  

ZumbaURec Fit 

Friday, October 14  

SMC Campus Center, 4th Floor


Join us for the following group exercise classes:     


Zumba at 12:15 p.m.   

Pilates at 12:30 p.m.

Yoga at 4:15 p.m.   

Zumba at 5:30 p.m.    


We encourage participants to wear pink and donate to the Race for the Cure!  To reserve your spot email .

Second Annual Bull & Oyster Roast Fundraiser
Cycling Club Cycling Club   

Friday, October 14   

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
School of Law Courtyard


Free admission! 


Come and enjoy freshly shucked oysters, pit beef sandwiches, and beverages (soda, beer, etc) to start your weekend right.  Whether you still use training wheels or ride bikes regularly -- all are welcome. 


Oysters, soda, and Natty Bohs are only $1, and pit beef sandwiches will be sold for $5. Please bring valid ID if you plan on purchasing adult beverages. In the case of inclement weather, please join us in the Comcast dining area adjacent to the courtyard.  


E-mail with any questions.
Hike the Appalachian Trail  

Appalachain Trail HikeWellness Hub  

Saturday, October 15 

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Departure from SMC Campus Center


Register Now
*Deadline to register: Tuesday, Oct. 11  


Cost to student: $40 


Head west to the beautiful Shenandoah National Park in Virginia during peak fall color season. After a driving tour of Skyline Drive, we will hit the White Oak Canyon Trail and head down hill into the canyon. Our trip leaders will spread out in pace groups so you can go as far down the trail as you desire.  

Dessert Festival

ISO Dessert FestivalThursday, October 20

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m

MSTF Atrium, Second Floor

685 W. Baltimore Street


Free for UM students

$3 for Guests


Come join us for an exciting evening of delicious food from all over the world!


This event is co-sponsored by the International Student Orginization (ISO) & United Student Government Association (USGA).   

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