UM Logo_Founding Campus The Campus Life Weekly

Week of November 7, 2011 | Volume 2 Number 12          

The Power of Resiliency
Yoga Private Training
Modell Symposium on Domestic Violence
Movie Screening of "A Thousand Roads"
Substance Abuse During Pregnancy
President's Symposium on Urban Renewal
2011 USGA Fall Formal
Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements
Dance Demonstration & Food Tasting
Tap Water Challenge
The Baltimore Toxic Tour
Pre-Finals Party with Global Brigades
Meet with President Perman
Go Viral to Improve Health 2012
Stay in Touch


B'More Green

Baltimore Sun correspondent Tim Wheeler reports on the environment and the Chesapeake Bay. 


Lactation Center  


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September 2011 - May 2012

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Emotional Eating

Attend this session to learn what causes problems with body image and eating patterns.  


Understanding Self & Others Group

J-1 Scholar Orientation  

International Coffee Hour


F-1 Employment Workshop 

November is American Indian Heritage Month. Please join us for the following events:

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


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  For more information and student discount code email


Now Hiring Personal Trainers at URecFit

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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 


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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.   

2011 Pan -African Festival

Pan AfricaThe United Students of African Descent & USGA

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
 For more information please contact
This event is sponsored by the USAD and the USGA.

Shabbat Dinner 

Shabbat Dinner

Jewish Student Association 
Friday, November 4

7:30 p.m.
MSTF Atrium


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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. 
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 or 

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   


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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.

Grads On Track:  
The Power of Resiliency Webinar 

ResiliencyWellness Hub

Tuesdays, November 8   

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


Register Now 


One of the most important life skills we can develop is Resiliency, the ability to bounce back.  Coach Susan wrote a chapter on Resiliency for a Stephen Covey book last year.   Please join her for this important webinar as she shares her insights on the phases of resiliency and the process of developing your resiliency muscles.


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.

Moral and Ethical Leadership    

Moral and Ethical Leadership

President's Student Leadership Institute   
Tuesday, November 8
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351    


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What makes any given decision an ethical decision? The problem with ethics is that what may seem morally right (or ethical) to one person may seem inappropriate to another. Moral and ethical leadership is about knowing your core values and having the courage to live them in all parts of yourr life. During this workshop, we will discuss the value of ethical leadership and learn techniques to help us handle ethical dilemmas.  

Refreshments will be served.

Yoga Private Training   


SMC Campus Center, 4th Floor    


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 to get started or for more information!  

Self Editing Strategies for Non-Native Speakers of English 

Self Editing Strategies

The Writing Center 
Tuesday, November 8  
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353  


This workshop will provide concrete strategies and online tools to enable non-native English speakers to make appropriate vocabulary choices and approach issues such as article and preposition usage in their own writing projects.

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 or call 410.706.5354.

Movie Screening of "A Thousand Roads"   

American Indian Heritage Month 

A Thousand Roads

Office of Academic & Student Affairs
Wednesday, November 9 
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351

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The film threads together four stories, taking us into the life of a stressed-out Mohawk stockbroker in Manhattan; a young Inupiat girl sent to live with her grandmother in Barrow, Alaska; a Navajo gang member who must find his core values in his reservation on the mesas of New Mexico; and a Quechua healer in Peru, attempting to save a sick child. Each story explores what it means to belong to a specific community.


For a full listing of American Indian Heritage Month events and activities, click here.
Substance Abuse During Pregnancy 
Interdisciplinary Winter Course

Pregnancy and Drugs

Special Topics: Substance Abuse during Pregnancy

CRN:  24537 SOWK 699 (01)   

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:  or  

Students United for Policy, Education and Research (SUPER)


Affordable Health Care Discussion
Tuesday, November 8

4:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351

Join Matthew Celentano, Deputy Director of the Maryland's Citizen's Health Initiative to talk to us about the developing events surrounding the Affordable Care Act and its implementation in Maryland.  Refreshments will be served

Planning Meeting
On the day before
- Monday November 7

1:00 p.m.

School of Nursing Room 150

SUPER will be having a general membership meeting to discuss Tuesday's event and provide some background on Matthew's organization and what accomplishments they have had thus far.


Sponsored by Students United for Policy, Education and Research (SUPER) and USGA 

President's Symposium on Urban Renewal

Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld, III 


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



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.

How to Assess Benefit Packages with New Job Offers 


Wellness Hub 
Thursday, November 10 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351 


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Many factors will go into your job selection, including location, organizational culture, job responsibilities, potential for future advancement, and the financial offer. Salary is only part of the financial picture. The total compensation package that comes with a job offer is a combination of salary and benefits. How are you going to evaluate the benefit packages that come along with the salary offers? Typical benefit packages include medical coverage, pharmacy, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and some type of paid time off plan. You need to break down the cost of each of the components, both the cost to you and the cost to the employer, to get a picture of the total value. We'll teach you how.

Apply for the Maryland Student Regent Position   

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The Office of Student Services is excited to announce the opportunity to apply for the position of University System of Maryland Student Regent. In this position, you will serve on the Maryland Board of Regents. This is an extremely important and honorable position, and all interested students are encouraged to apply.  From all of the applications, the University of Maryland will select one to submit to the state to be considered for final selection.  

For a more detailed position description and application please email Ms. Cyndi Rice at in the SMC Campus Center, Suite 302 

Deadline to apply is November 11 at 5:00 p.m.  

2011 USGA Fall Formal   

USGA Formal Dance

United Student Government Association
Friday, November 11
7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
B & O Railroad Museum
901 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21223
Cost: $20 for Students and $25 for Guests (Limit one guest per student, must present valid student ID to purchase tickets).  
Dress: Formal Attire 

USGA is excited to announce that tickets for the USGA Fall Formal are on sale now through November 11th in the SMC Campus Center, 3rd Floor Suite from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.. There is a limited number of tickets and they are expected to sell out, so get them while you can!


There will be light food, beverages, casino, DJ, and dancing! 
Bring ID if you plan on using the open bar. 


Transportation: 200 parking spots available on site, Charm City Circulator Orange Line stops in front of the museum and runs until 12:00 a.m.

Protecting Our Children: 

A Critical Look at LGBT Youth and Anti-Bullying Policy

Maryland Law Journal

The Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class
Friday, November 11
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Law School, Ceremonial Moot Courtroom


This fall, our symposium will address bullying policy as it relates to LGBT youth and the school system. Our first panel will discuss the meaning of bullying for LGBT youth in the context of schools as well as the recent trends in severity and type of bullying aimed at this population of students. The second panel will analyze the current policies, and lack thereof, that protect LGBT students in schools. Additionally, the panelists will address whether other types of protective actions can and do take place on behalf of LGBT youth at school. Our last panel will address the viability of such policies and actions. Moreover, the panelists will speak to the likelihood and type of potential future changes in policy.



8:30 a.m. Light breakfast, Law School atrium

9:00 a.m. Welcoming from Dean Bahamonde-González, Ceremonial Moot Courtroom

9:00 a.m. First panel

12:00 p.m. Lunch and keynote address by Kalima Young, Education Advocate for the ACLU, Westminster Hall

3:00p.m. Event Concludes, Ceremonial Moot Courtroom 


Information pertaining to the event can be found on the school's website
Please email with any questions or concerns. 

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

Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements, Oh My! 

VitaminsThe Wellness Hub   

Monday, November 14 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351 




Take the scary and confusion out of nutritional supplements. There is so much confusion on what vitamins to take, how much, and harmful amounts that it makes it hard for individuals to know what's best for their body. Chris D'Adamo, Ph.D. from the Center for Integrative Medicine will clear up the mystery in a one hour presentation.



For a full listing of Wellness Hub events and activities, click here .

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




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




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.

The Baltimore Toxic Tour 

Toxic TourThe Wellness Hub & Physicians for Social Responsibility 

Friday, November 18  
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Green Room 




Glenn Ross, voted Baltimore City Paper's Best Community Advocate, will lead a bus tour of toxic sites in Baltimore City. These sites of urban development most of which are inhabited by minorities and low-income citizens have been disproportionately affected by dangerous environmental policies. A question-and-answer session will follow.


For a full listing of Wellness Hub events and activities click here

Pre-Finals Party with Global Medical Brigades

GMBGlobal Medical Brigades

Friday, November 18

9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Mosaic Night Club and Lounge, 

Power Plant Live

4 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 


Ticket Prices: $8 presale, $10 at the door

Raffle Prices: $2 for 1 or $5 for 3 raffle tickets

*Pre-sale tickets automatically entered into raffle. 


Come party before finals hit and support Global Medical Brigades at UMB while you're at it.  Proceeds go directly to help buy medications and supplies for those who do not have access to healthcare in Panama. 


Specials: Raffle prizes and drink specials. 

For more information please contact Sarah Strausbaugh at

Meet with President Perman 


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

SMC Campus Center Room 334

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Schedule Your Time Slot Now


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." Students will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Perman in 15 minute time slots.


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

Go Viral to Improve Health 2012

IOM Viral Challenge

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) will again invite college and university students to participate in the Second Annual Go Viral to Improve Health: IOM-NAE Health Data Collegiate Challenge.


Register Now

Teams can register between now and February 10, 2012.


Interdisciplinary teams of students will have an opportunity to utilize the abundance of available health data to develop effective, innovative, new applications that take on the nation's pressing health issues. 


$10,000 in prize money will be awarded to the Challenge winners.


Like us on Facebook and visit for eligibility and terms, judging criteria, data resources, and prize information.

Click here for more Information. 

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 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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