UM Logo_Founding Campus The Campus Life Weekly

Week of November 21, 2011 | Volume 2 Number 14          

Calling All Tutors
110 Years of Military Service - SOM Exhibit
Maintain Don't Gain
UM's Annual Thanksgiving Feast
Snooze or Loose
Angels of the Battlefield
Weight and Fitness Webinar
Health Inequities & Disparities
J-1 Scholar Orientation
Meet with President Perman
Fitness Fever
Coffee Hour
Go Viral to Improve Health 2012
Stay in Touch


Puppy Love

Finals are right around the corner. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to interact with animals and reduce your stress. 


Lactation Center  


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The Art of Assertiveness 


Understanding Self & Others Group

J-1 Employment Workshop


J-1 Scholar Orientation


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.


URecFit Holiday Schedule


SMC Campus Center

11/23 Facility Closing at 6:30pm, pool closed all day for planned maintenance

11/24-11/27 Closed


URecFit - BioPark

11/24 Closed

11/25 Open 10am-8pm

11/26 Open 10am 5:45pm           

11/27 Closed


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

Email to apply.


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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

A Bench is Not a Bed 

Baltimore Bench

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
Saturday, November 19
6:00 p.m. - Overnight
Baltimore City Hall

To culminate National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.  UM students have been organizing with 7 other area schools to plan 
"A Bench is Not a Bed". The sleep-out will bring together students, advocates, residents and people experiencing homelessness to be a powerful visual display that we are dedicated to changing the policies and environment that create and sustain homelessness.  

The night will include a series of speakers to provide context to the attendees on the current state of homelessness in Baltimore, in Maryland, and in the United States. Additionally, there will be a time for people to break into small groups to collaborate together on why homelessness persists to exist, and what we can do to break the cycle.  The programming will conclude with a time for sharing via open-mike.  After the formal programming ends, attendees are invited to bring cards, guitars, and stories as we hang-out together into the evening. 

For more information, visit our website at or email Lisa Klingenmaier at

Have You Ever Benefited from a Tutor?

Want to Repay the Favor? 


A Bridge to Academic Excellence
Saturday, November 19
9:45 a.m. 
Pharmacy Hall, 2nd Floor
20 North Pine Street

A Bridge to Academic Excellence is in need of more tutors this Saturday. These students need your help!

What:  tutoring in all subjects ( Math, Algebra, Science, SATs)      

We will even feed you breakfast!  

Please email any questions to Joleine Bigcas

110 Years of Military Service

School of Nursing Museum

SOM Nurses Aid MilitarySchool of Nursing Museum  

Open throughout November
School of Nursing, 1st Floor Lobby


Throughout the month of November, the University of Maryland School of Nursing Museum is proud to display items from over 110 years of military service by School of Nursing alumni. School of Nursing graduates have served in every major American conflict since the Spanish-American war in 1898. Items highlight nurse's experiences during both World Wars, the conflicts in Asia, and contemporary conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Collaborating Across Campus and Beyond 

Culturally Competent Leader

President's Student Leadership Institute   
Monday, November 21
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351 (note room change)


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Leadership involves groups, teams or communities of individuals working together to solve problems. Leadership may be broadly defined as participation in activities that lead to some kind of improvement. Participation requires that individuals interact with one another for the purpose of communicating, collaborating and facilitating change. Students will learn that developing leadership through collaboration means sharing leadership by partnering with others in order to get things done. Refreshments will be served.

Refreshments will be served.

Maintain Don't Gain

Maintain Don't Gain

November 21 - 23 
6:00 a.m - 10:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, 4th Floor 


It can be tough to maintain your weight over the holiday season...weigh in at the Fitness Desk from November 21st - November 23rd and challenge yourself to stay active over the holiday season.  We will hold a post weigh-in from January 9th-11th and a Fitness Champion T-Shirt will be awarded to those that can stay within 3 pounds of their pre-holiday weight!

Project Feast

TurkeyUniversity of Maryland's Annual Thanksgiving Feast 

Thursday, November 24 

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Booker T. Washington, Middle School


Project Feast is a student-run initiative designed to serve Thanksgiving dinner to 400+ homeless men, women, and children of Baltimore that has been running for over 20 years.  


Shifts of volunteers of 2 hours each are needed any time after 8:00 a.m. for volunteers to help set up donations and to serve the Thanksgiving dinner to those are in need. In addition, donation boxes for food and winter clothing are set up in each of the University of Maryland professional schools and the SMC Campus Center.  


Project Feast is co-sponsored by the Medical Alumni Association, USGA, and the School of Medicine Student Council.


Interested? Email for more information or to volunteer.

Snooze or Loose 

Snoopy Cartoon

The Wellness Hub 
Tuesday, November 29 
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351  


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Sleep is essential for wellness and academic-life balance. It's just as important as nutrition, exercise, and stress management. Attend this workshop to learn the ins and outs of a good night's sleep from Dr. Jenna Silverman of the University of Maryland Counseling Center.

Leading in a Diverse & Global Society 

Leading in Global Society

President's Student Leadership Institute
Tuesday, November 29 
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311  


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As organizations become more diverse, leaders can no longer assume that all employees want the same things, act in the same manner and can be motivated in the same capacity. During this workshop, we will explore the benefits of diverse teams, the unique contributions individual identities bring to leadership positions and review key techniques for recruiting within diverse organizations.

Angels of the Battlefield: 

Nursing during the Civil War

School of Nursing Museum School of Nursing Museum  

Open until January 27
School of Nursing, Room 727


The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) Museum, founded in 1999, is now open after undergoing a major renovation. The museum explores the history of nursing in the U.S. and at UMSON since the School's founding in 1889. The changes to the permanent gallery update the story of nursing to address contemporary developments such as new nursing specialties, contemporary nurse-led research, and the ongoing nursing shortage. 

In addition, the two new temporary exhibit spaces ensure that visitors will always be met with dynamic, fresh content. The current rotating exhibit, "Angles of the Battlefield: Nursing during the Civil War," - on display during the 150th anniversary of the start of the conflict - will be open until January 27, 2012.

Grads on Track: Weight and Fitness Webinar

Aerobics ClassThe Wellness Hub

Tuesday, November 29  

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


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Please join Coach Susan for this inspiring webinar on weight and fitness, as the holidays kick in high gear! She will be interviewing Tim Rhode, the owner of MAC fitness clubs. Tim continues to be a pioneer and leader in the world of fitness and wellness education in Maryland for the past 20 years. Tim's incredible energy and vision has created 3 premier athletic clubs (Harbor East, Timonium & Hunt Valley) in the Baltimore area and trained hundreds of fitness professionals over the years. Tim will discuss: what is wellness and how to stay fit in 30 minutes, how fitness can help replenish energy levels, nutrition and stress, new trends in classes and fitness.


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. 

American Indian/ Alaska Native Cancer Health Inequities & Disparities

American Indian Heritage Month 

Linda Burhansstipanov

Office of Academic and Student Affairs
Wednesday, November 30 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B 


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Linda Burhansstipanov, M.S.P.H., Dr.P.H. is of the Western Cherokee Tribe and is the Director of Native American Cancer Initiatives, Inc. of Pine, Colorado (1993 to present). The session will include a brief overview of American Indian / Alaska Native (AIAN) cancer data, regional variations that are unique for AIANS in comparison to other racial groups, differences in age at the time of diagnosis, excerpts of findings.

American Indian inspired refreshments will be served.

J-1 Scholar Orientation

International Globe

Office of International Services
Wednesday, November 30 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 309 


RSVP Now   


This orientation program assists new J-1 researchers and professors in acclimating to the university, Baltimore and the United States. Topics covered include applicable immigration regulations, office and university services, concepts of cross-cultural communication, housing information, and community resources. The goal of this program is to provide opportunities for new J-1 scholars to meet each other and ISSS staff members. Attendees will receive valuable information to help with their transition, as they settle and become active at the university.

Meet with President Perman 


Office of the President

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. 

Fitness Fever   

Fitness Fever

Application Deadline December 9
SMC Campus Center, 4th Floor    


Join us for an 8-week program geared towards helping individuals lose weight and adopt healthy lifestyles. We will be accepting applications from November 28th through December 9th.  


For more information about eligibility click here.  

Coffee Hour 


Office of International Services

SMC Campus Center

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Register Now


One Wednesday a month!

Come to the SMC Campus Center and enjoy light refreshments and meet new friends. Learn about the various services and activities that are offered by the university.



December 14th  - Room 351

January 11th - Room 351

February 15th - Room 210B

March 14th - Room 351


For additional questions or information, please contact Lydia Scheuermann at:

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.

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