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Week of October 31, 2011 | Volume 2 Number 11         

 IN THIS ISSUE
LGBTQIA Happy Hour
Spooktacular
HSHSL Harry Potter Halloween
URecFit Costume Contest
Writing Literature Reviews
Relationships: 360 Degrees Webinar
Study Smarter, Not Harder
Fundamentals of Qigong
Go Green By Drinking Coffee
Mental Health Screening Day
Rock Climbing
Modell Symposium on Domestic Violence
President's Symposium on Urban Renewal
Dance Demonstration & Food Tasting
President's Symposium on Urban Renewal
6 Ways to Track Your Spending
Stay in Touch
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 WELLNESS PROGRAMS

Grads On Track: Relationships: 360 Degrees Webinar 

It is our connections that help us to create our individual academic, professional and personal success.  

 

Lactation Center  

 

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INTERNATIONAL SERVICES 

J-1 Scholar Orientation  

International Coffee Hour

 

F-1 Employment Workshop 

 DIVERSITY PROGRAMS
November is American Indian Heritage Month. Our first event is:

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

 URecFit PROGRAMS
 

Click on these links to learn more about upcoming URecFit Programs.

 

New Group Exercise Schedule

Begins Sunday, October 16th. *Now offering Jazz and Adrenaline Rush!    

 

Mad Dog Spinning Certification

URecFit is hosting a Mad Dogg Spinning certification class on Saturday, December 3rd from 8am - 5pm.  The class costs $270 for students (discount code needed) and $325 for non-students.  Sign-up at www.spinning.com.  For more information and student discount code email pdemers@umaryland.edu.

 

Yoga Private Training

Yoga Privates are sessions led by a Registered Yoga Teacher tailored to you or a small group.  The sessions focus on alignment, core strength, balance, flexibility, relaxation techniques, athletic performance, weight loss & more.  Email fitness@umaryland.edu to get started or for more information!
 
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EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Support Global Brigades at UM 

GMBOur mission is to develop sustainable health initiatives and provide relief in Central America where access to healthcare is limited.  During our trip in January we will be making hygiene kits.  Donations for items such as zip loc bags, and toiletry sized shampoo, toothbrushes/paste, or over the counter medications that are sealed and unexpired such as vitamins and aspirin, are all welcome!  These items will be used directly for those in need in Panama.

 

October 28th

  •    School of Social Work Student Lounge
  •    Campus Center Main Lobby
  •    School of Medicine, 2nd floor Pod

October 31st - November 11th

  •    Schools of Nursing, Dental, Law, and Pharmacy
For any questions or more information please contact umb.medical@globalbrigades.org or jbhbuyer@gmail.com. 
Joint LGBTQIA Happy Hour   

Waterstone Bar and Grill

Friday, October 28   

6:00 p.m. 
Waterstone Bar and Grill

311 W. Madison Street (Mt. Vernon)  

 

Sponsored by School of Medicine's LGBTIQ Health Interest Group, LGBT Law

Student Alliance, School of Social Work's LGBTQA Student Union, &

representatives from the graduate and dental schools.


Allies and partners always welcome!

 

$5 Appetizers

$3 Beers

$5 Martinis 
Spooktacular Halloween Mixer 

Pumpkins w/Lights

Friday, October 28   

10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Mansion Lounge 

401 W. Baltimore Street (Mt. Vernon) 

 

 

 

All students are welcome!!! Costumes are strongly encouraged.  Drink specials available all night with UMD wristbands (available upon entry).

Event Sponsored by
the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA), Black Law Student Association (BLSA) and the Latino/a Law Students Association (LLSA)

This event is not sponsored by the University of Maryland. 

No cover charge if you say you're with the UMD Law School.
BAE Needs Tutors  

A Bridge to Academic ExcellenceTutoring

Saturday, October 29   

9:45 a.m.
Pharmacy Hall, 2nd Floor

(20 N. Pine St, Baltimore, 20201)  


ABAE (A Bridge to Academic Excellence) 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: jbigc001@umaryland.edu. 
Halloween with Harry Potter  

Harry PotterHealth Sciences & Human Services Library

Monday, October 31

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

HS/HSL Weise Gallery

 

Free treats! Prizes! Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans! Enjoy Halloween snacks and celebrate Harry Potter with the HS/HSL (costumes optional).
 

Complete the Potter Puzzle before or during the event for a final chance to win one of four $25 gift certificates.

 

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 http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/gallery/ or call 410-706-7996.

Halloween Costume Contest  

URec Fit Sailor Costume

Monday, October 31   

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
SMC Campus Center, 4th Floor  


URecFit wants to see your best, most creative and extravagant Halloween Costume!  We are asking that you show up ready to get your photo taken and voted on through our URecFit Facebook fan page to see who can do the best fitness pose in their costume.

 

Whether you are a cowboy, dancer, or super hero we want to see "how strong" you can be in your costume!  Head up to the 4th floor during the above hours and you will find a URecFit staff member with a camera ready to see what you have! Photos will be posted the next morning and can be voted on from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. the following day, Tuesday, November 1st.  Voting consists of "liking" the photo you think is the best and the winner receives a URecFit Fitness Champion T-shirt!  We ask that you keep it classy Baltimore!

Managing and Coordinating Projects and Events   

President's Student Leadership Institute Managing Events

Tuesday, November 1  

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

  

Register Now 

  

Leadership is often measured by one's ability to manage and coordinate projects and events. This workshop will offer key elements and skills to effectively manage organizational projects and events. Refreshments will be served. 

Writing Literature Reviews 

Structuring An Arguement

The Writing Center 
Tuesday, November 1 
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353  

 

Summarizing a large body of scholarship clearly and informatively can be a difficult task; moreover, it is a task that is an important part of nearly all branches of academia. This discussion-oriented session aims to help participants write effective reviews by clarifying the elements and strategies that almost all literature reviews share. In addition, it will explore ways of learning how to determine those conventions that are unique to the individual graduate student's discipline. The workshop will also involve group analysis of published reviews in order to discuss effective organizational strategies.

Plan Your Class Schedule for Winter or Spring  

Textbooks and AppleAre you planning to register for winter or spring courses? Get ahead by viewing the entire current schedule of classes to be offered in winter and spring of 2012 on-line at http://simsweb.umaryland.edu/. Click on the Class Schedule menu item, select a term and then search based on any of the criteria presented.

 

American Indian Heritage Month:  

Lunch Time Music

Michael Jacobs

Office of Academic & Student Affairs
Tuesday, November 1
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, 1st Floor

Cherokee contemporary recording artist, Michael Jacobs, will use a mixture of American Indian roots, rock, pop, and folk to entertain you during your lunch break.

 

For a full listing of American Indian Heritage Month events and activities, click here.
Grads On Track:  
Relationships: 360 Degrees Webinar 
 

Hands HoldingWellness Hub

Tuesdays, November 1  

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

 

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The key to a happy life comes down to the quality of our relationships. It is our connections that help us to create our individual academic, professional and personal success. In this webinar, Coach Susan will cover: dealing with different personality types and how to minimize the effects, and communication techniques. 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.  
Substance Abuse During Pregnancy 
Interdisciplinary Winter Course

Pregnancy and Drugs

Special Topics: Substance Abuse during Pregnancy

CRN:  24537 SOWK 699 (01)   

Pecukonis/Vanidestine/O'Reilly
Meets Sat. and Sun.,

Jan. 7th and 8th

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day

 

The Maternal & Child Health Scholars at the University of Maryland School of Social Work are putting together an interdisciplinary course that will be offered to all students on campus this January. Below is a brief description of the course:   

 

This is a one-credit interdisciplinary course that will include a two-day classroom session and a related community service project to be completed during the spring semester. There are no prerequisites.The course will explore the complex effects of substance abuse during pregnancy by looking at social determinants of  health (e.g. institutional racism, legal implications, and economic disparity), outcomes in maternal health (e.g. mental health issues) and child health (e.g. low birth weight, fetal alcohol syndrome). The potential stigmatization of these populations will also be discussed with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration. Speakers from diverse professional backgrounds will address multiple facets of the issue.  

  

Questions about registration can be sent to:  jfeli001@umaryland.edu  or sierraroach8@gmail.com.  

 
Study Smarter, Not Harder
UM Bookstore
UM Bookstore

Tuesday, November 2  

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
222 North Pine Street 

 

Stop by the UM Bookstore for a free eTextbook app demonstration. This free Nook Study app is a must have!

 

While in the bookstore, check out other Nook demo units & learn how they can enhance your academic life.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Fundamentals of Qigong  

Qigong

URecFit 

Mondays, Now - December 12   

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

 

Register Now  

 

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. This course is led by Dr. Chen (editor of Chinese Medical Qigong textbook). Regular attendance is encouraged as each class builds off each other. For more information click here: http://urecfitqigong.eventbrite.com/

Go Green By Drinking Coffee   

Coffee To Go

Got Mug? Change your morning routine into an effort to reduce waste and promote sustainability.

With your purchase of the new University of Maryland mug from Bon Appétit, not only

will you help eliminate waste, but you will save money every time you refill. 

 

Help the UM campus be environmentally friendly by cutting down on the usage of paper coffee cups

Mental Health Screening Day  

Mental Health Screening

Student Counseling Center &
The Wellness Hub  
Friday, November 4

11:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, 3rd Floor Lobby 

 

Register Now

 

Attendees will be able to use screening tools to self-assess their mental well-being. Attendees will also have the opportunity to confidentially meet with a licensed professional counselor to interpret the results and offer recommendations. Remember, good mental health is key to wellness and academic-life balance.   

Shabbat Dinner 

Shabbat Dinner

Jewish Student Association 
Friday, November 4

7:30 p.m.
MSTF Atrium

 

Register Now 

 

All students are invited to join us and enjoy a delicious free Kosher dinner and experience a customary Friday night Shabbat Dinner. Please don't hesitate because spots may be limited!


This event is sponsored by the JSA and the USGA. 
  

2011 Pan -African Festival

 

Pan AfricaThe United Students of African Descent
Friday, November 4

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
SMC CC, Ballrooms

 

 

Pan African festival is an educational, cultural, and social event with various forms of entertainment!

Interact with students from various schools.

Free food and drinks!

  • Please bring your student ID
  • Free to all UM students
  • $5 for non-Um students
  • Dress code: cultural or casual

Cosponsored by USGA.

Rock Climbing, Carderock, MD  

Carderock

Wellness Hub  
Saturday, November 5

8:00 a.m.
SMC Campus Center  

 

Cost to Student: $40.    

Register Now 

 

Spend a day outdoors challenging yourself while roping in and climbing to the top of some of Maryland's scenic and beautiful rocks. Your instructors will accommodate your skill level whether this is your first time climbing or you are a regular indoors or outdoors. You will be introduced to basic climbing skills such as knot-tying, belaying, and proper body movement and climbing technique.  

Measuring Success Through Assessment   

Measuring Success

President's Student Leadership Institute   
Monday, November 7
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 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.

2nd Annual Patricia and Arthur Modell Symposium on Domestic Violence    

 

Modell's domestic violenceSchool of Social Work     
Wednesday, November 9  

9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center     

 

Giving VOICE to Domestic Violence will feature keynote speaker Victor Rivas Rivers, actor, author, and advocate. Presenters include Ludy Green, PhD, MA, CEO of Second Chance Employment Services for domestic violence survivors and Carol E. Jordan, MS, Director and Assistant Provost at University of Kentucky's Center for Research on Violence Against Women, and Jorge Srabstein, MD, of the Children's Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC.  

 

The Honorable Catherine O'Malley, JD, Maryland's First Lady will address attendees during lunch.  

 

Students receive a discounted rate of $25.00, and scholarships are available to cover the cost!  

 

For more information go to http://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/modell or call 410.706.5354.

President's Symposium on Urban Renewal

Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld, III 

Bealefeld

Office of Academic & Student Affairs
Thursday, November 10 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms

 

RSVP Now
 

Historically, universities have made contributions to their host cities by providing advanced instruction to train professionals, applying research initiatives to address local needs, and developing collegiate public service programs to address community concerns. All of these activities are part of the University of Maryland mission; however, urban universities across the United States are considering other ways in which they may directly intervene to stem the decline of neighborhoods that surround them. Join us as we continue our year-long discussion on Urban Renewal with Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld of the Baltimore City Police.
A reception will follow the event.

  

Click here to visit the President's Symposium & White Paper Project's website.

American Indian Heritage Month:  

Dance Demonstration & Food Tasting

AIHM dancerOffice of Academic & Student Affairs  Monday, November 14 

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

SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms

 

RSVP Now

 

Let the Baltimore American Indian Center show you the meaning of sacred cultural dances, also seen as an expression of prayer in motion.

 

Also, view a American Indian cooking demonstration followed by a food tasting.

 

For a full listing of American Indian Heritage Month events and activities, click here.

Tap Water Challenge    

Tap Water

SSW Sustainability Committee    
Monday, November 14

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
School of Social Work, Room 2W11    

 

In response to Governor Martin O'Malley's pledge to "Think Outside the Bottle" and stop purchasing bottled water for government facilities, which have access to clean and safe drinking water, the School of Social Work Sustainability Committee offers a Tap Water Challenge! Take the blind taste test and see if you can tell the difference between bottled and tap water.  

President's Symposium on Urban Renewal

Deputy Mayor Kaliope Parthemos

ParthemosOffice of Academic & Student Affairs 

Monday, November 14 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms

 

RSVP Now

 

Click here to visit the President's Symposium & White Paper Project's website.

 

Historically, universities have made contributions to their host cities by providing advanced instruction to train professionals, applying research initiatives to address local needs, and developing collegiate public service programs to address community concerns. All of these activities are part of the University of Maryland mission; however, urban universities across the United States are considering other ways in which they may directly intervene to stem the decline of neighborhoods that surround them. Join us as we continue our year-long discussion on Urban Renewal with Deputy Mayor Kaliope Parthemos.
A reception will follow the event.

6 Ways to Track Your Spending

Saving MoneyOffice of Financial Assistance

 

In addition to the intricacies of your chosen course of study, you will need to learn something else during your time at UM: how to live on a fixed income.
 
Since your income figure will more than likely remain fixed during large parts of your graduate or professional school experience, there may be little to no wiggle room with how much comes in. However, there are plenty of alternatives to arriving at how much cash goes out.
 
What is the best way to keep track of your spending? Find out here.
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