UM Logo_Founding Campus The Campus Life Weekly

Week of October 17, 2011 | Volume 2 Number 9       

Comedy Show Fundraiser
Group Exercise for the Cure
2nd Annual Bull & Oyster Roast Fundraiser
Indian Association Elections
Calling All Tutors
Qualitative Research and Writing Strategies
Commuter Coffee Break
Domestic Violence Awareness
Leadership in the Age of Social Media
Students United for Policy, Education and Research
Suicide Prevention Training
How to Stay Focused and Motivated
J-1 Employment Workshop
Potions Class for Harry Potter Enthusiasts
Dessert Festival
Breastfeeding Success at School/Work
Unscripted Happiness
Diwali - Fesitvak of Lights
New Debit Card Fees
Git 'Er Done
3 on 3 Basketball
Stay in Touch




Commuter Coffee Break, School of Nursing

Come unwind and enjoy a cup of joe while learning about upcoming Wellness Hub Events. 


Investing 101 


What are stocks? How do they work? Drop in and catch up on all of the basics and learn how to start investing using online resources.  


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. Please contact Douglas Chay, LCSW-C for more information at


J-1 Scholar Orientation  


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.


New Group Exercise Schedule

Begins Sunday, October 16th   


Fundamentals of Qigong 

Mondays, October 24th through December 12th 


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.   


To register or for more information about costs click here.       


Love Your Body

October 19th

For over 10 years, NOW Foundation's Love Your Body Campaign has been calling  out the fashion, cosmetics & advertising industries for promoting unrealistic images of women. The campaign encourages women and girls to celebrate their bodies and reject the narrow beauty ideal endorsed in the media.  Look out for signage supporting positive body image & the Love Your Body Campaign in the Fitness Center at URecFit.


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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Comedy Show Fundraiser
Comedy FactorySADHA   

Friday, October 14   

9:30 p.m.
Comedy Factory, Power Plant Live 


Tickets are $17 each, 2 for $30.

(2 drink minimum; doesn't have to be alcoholic drinks)  


The Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) is having a fundraiser at the Comedy Factory in PowerPlant Live!  Show starts at 10:00pm.

Contact Jody Berinato at for tickets.  Tickets will be sold on Fri, Oct 14 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. on 1st floor of dental school. Cash or Checks are accepted. Checks can be made out to SADHA. 

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.

Indian Association Elections 

Indian AssociationThe Indian Association      

Friday, October 14        

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Room 351


The Indian Association will be holding elections to the 2012 committee. Please submit your nominations by accessing the google doc. Refreshments will be served.   

For further information please contact . 

Co-sponsored by the USGA

Have You Ever Benefited from a Tutor?

Want to Repay the Favor? 

TutoringA Bridge to Academic Excellence    

Saturday, October 15       

9:45 a.m.

Pharmacy Hall, 2nd Floor 

ABAE is in need of more tutors this Saturday!!!  These students need your help! Tutoring in all subjects (Math, Algebra, Science, SATs)     

We will even feed you breakfast! 

Please email any questions to Joleine Bigcas at or visit us online.       

New Issue of CITS Bits

CITS BITSThe Center for Information Technology Services (CITS) 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:  

  • 300 West Lexington St. Computing Facility - Update
  • Research Computing Support Program Satisfies Faculty Requests
  • Google Search Appliance Improves Access to Information
  • Rebranding and Name Changes to Enterprise Systems
  • And Much More! 
Please take a few minutes to visit the site and read the articles at:

Qualitative Research and Writing Strategies 

Qualitative Data MethodsWriting Center   

Monday, October 17      

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 353


Register Now


In this workshop, we will discuss both manual tools and computer-based programs for qualitative data gathering, organization, coding, and analysis. In addition, we will discuss some of the primary issues in writing qualitative research, including developing inductive arguments based on emergent data analysis, description/summary vs. analysis/argument, and literature reviews.        

Commuter Coffee Break 

Coffee BeansWellness Hub   

Monday, October 17

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
School of Social Work, Lobby


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 and learn about other exciting events the Wellness Hub is hosting this year. Please present student ID to receive coffee
Domestic Violence Awareness Month  

Domestic Violence AwarenessWellness Hub   

Mon, Oct. 17 & Tues, Oct. 18 

School of Social Work, Lobby


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To raise awareness, we are asking students to wear a homemade shirt featuring the slogan "1 in 3". This represents the prevalence of partner violence in young adult relationships. It's as simple as writing or painting the phrase "1 in 3" on a plain t-shirt and wearing that shirt on campus on Monday, October 17th and/or Tuesday, October 18th.


Help us raise awareness about this important and prevalent issue!

Questions? Please contact Genny Roanhouse at

Leadership in the Age of Social Media  

President's Student Leadership Institute Social media

Monday, October 17

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311


Register Now 



The basis for great leadership has remained unchanged in the last 2,000 years, the way it's shared and experienced clearly has evolved. Technology often removes the need to come together, while at the same time, makes it even easier to connect with people. Social platforms like Facebook and Twitter should be seen as a way to engage people and create value for organizations. Students will learn how to effectively use social media to build membership, promote events and communicate with the public. Refreshments will be served.
Students United for Policy, Education and Research (SUPER) Kick Off Meeting 



Monday, October. 17  

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

Tues. October 18  

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
School of Nursing, Room 150 


Curious about health policy, politics?

Want to know how YOU can have a say?

Got ideas for speakers and field trips?


Students United for Policy, Education, and Research (SUPER) is University of Maryland's student chapter of AcademyHealth and would like to invite students from all schools to come to one of our Kick Off Meetings for the Fall 2011 Semester.  With the semester in full swing, we know that your calendars are quickly filling up with events.  So to try to meet everyone's schedule, we are going to have two Kick Off Meetings - come to the one that best fits your busy life!

Suicide Prevention Training

Suicide prevention

LGBT History Month

Monday, October 17  

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311


Register Now   


The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Community Center of Baltimore (GLCCB) is proud to offer a free training on suicide prevention among LGBTQ young people targeting the 'gatekeepers' - mentors, peers, teachers, anyone who frequently interacts with young people. During this hour and a half workshop, trainers will teach 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). People trained in the QPR method will learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis, offer hope and get help to save a life.
How to Stay Focused and Motivated  

FocusedWellness Hub  

Tuesday, October 18

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Virtual Webinar 


Register Now 


Texting, Facebook and Skype oh no! One of the fundamental principles of productivity is being able to focus. But when it is time to complete a paper or studying, there is no reason to be multitasking. Coach Susan will lead this webinar on the easiest way to stay motivated, why it is important to focus on one task at a time and how better time management will reduce your stress and anxiety!

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.   
J-1 Employment Workshop  

VisaOffice of International Services

Wednesday, October 19

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351


Register Now 


This workshop is designed to provide J-1 students and scholars with information regarding employment benefits, how to apply, and timing issues. 
Potions Class for Harry Potter Enthusiasts 

Potion_HarryPotterHealth Sciences & Human Services Library 

Wednesday, October 19

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
HS/HSL, Lower Level Room LL02 


Lecture: The Medicinal Magic of Modern Compounding: Potions Class for the 21st Century


Presenter: Richard Dalby, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Pharmacy 


Ever wish you could take potions class like Harry Potter? Professors Richard Dalby and James Polli will provide a modern twist on Potions Class by explaining how pharmacists compound medications to meet critical patient care needs. Using colored dyes in place for drugs, they will demonstrate how creams, thermosetting gels, powder papers or capsules can deliver customized medications to patients.


The exhibit "Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine" is on display from September 18 - November 5 in the HS/HSL Weise Gallery.  For information, visit or call 410-706-7996. 

Dessert Festival

ISO Dessert Festival

Thursday, October 20

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

MSTF Atrium, Second Floor


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 Organization (ISO) & University Student Government Association (USGA).   

Breastfeeding Success at School/Work  

Breastfeeding FamilyWellness Hub 

Friday, October 21

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 311 



New parents need education and support to make breastfeeding successful, according to the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. This nuts and bolts seminar will include the basic information that mothers need to prepare and implement successful breastfeeding, and that fathers, grandmothers, and friends need to support them. Actual users of the lactation centers at the University of Maryland will share their helpful tips. This class is open to all students, faculty and staff.

Unscripted Happiness

Featuring the Baltimore Improv Group 

Wellness Hub

Baltimore Improv GroupFriday, October 21

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center,
Ballrooms A & B 

Register Now
This event is free


Everyone loves a good laugh, but did you know studies have shown humor to relieve chronic pain and stress, reduce loneliness, and enhance life satisfaction? Come unwind and have a good laugh with the Baltimore Improv Group where the show is unscripted and completely run by audience suggestions. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. 

Friends of University of Maryland student and staff are welcome, but must be escorted by a member of the University with a valid ID. 

Diwali - Festival of Lights 


Indian Association

Friday, October 21

6:00 p.m.

MSTF Atrium and Auditorium  


$4 for UM students

$6 for others  

free for kids under 5

Click here to purchase tickets.  

Diwali is the Indian festival of lights. It is the grandest and most celebrated festival in the country. Traditionally, the festival spans five days and each day has a special significance. We invite everyone here at UM to join us for a snapshot of Indian Diwali celebrations - right here on campus.

Besides a delicious Indian dinner, there will be dance, drama and music performances.


For any questions or further information, please send an email to:

This event is co-sponsored by the USGA. 

Watch Out for the New Debit Card Fees

Debit Cards

Office of Financial Assistance

Last week, Bank of America made headlines with the announcement of a new $5 monthly fee for debit card users. According to a bank spokesperson, the fee will be levied "each billing cycle in which a customer uses a debit card to make a purchase." The bank has yet to disclose the order in which states will begin seeing the fee, but the fee will be phased in during early 2012.


Bank of America is not the only bank looking to charge checking accountholders for debit card use. In fact, some other banks have already started. SunTrust began charging a $5 fee for debit card users in June. Chase and Wells Fargo are testing smaller fees in select markets.


Why the new fee? New legislation. 

How will the new law affect your bank and your money? Find out here  

Git 'Er Done 


Wellness Hub & Counseling Center
Tuesday, October 25
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351

Register Now 

Presenter: Emilia K. Petrillo, LCSW-C

"I do my work at the same time every day - the last minute." Does this sound like you? Don't delay! Come to this workshop and learn to minimize behaviors that can sabotage your best intentions.  

Deadline to Register for 3 on 3 Basketball  


Wednesday, October 26

Get ready for basketball season with the 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament! Registration  for the double elimination tournament ends Wednesday, October 26th at 5pm! The tournament is free and teams can have any combination of men and women players. 
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