UM Logo_Founding Campus The Campus Life Weekly

Week of December 5, 2011 | Volume 2 Number 15          

The Future of Pharmacists
Mustachio Bashio
Mad Dogg Spinning Certification
Calling All Tutors
Stress Free Zone
Caravan Shuttle Service
Happiness Webinar
Meet with President Perman
Ethics and Latkas
PreKwanzaa Celebration
The Art of Assertiveness
Sun, Soil and Soul
Holiday Craft Fair
F-1 Employment Workshop
Charity Spin
Angels of the Battlefield
Fitness Fever
Coffee Hour
Symposium on Urban Renewal
Go Viral to Improve Health 2012
Stay in Touch


Investing 101

Drop in and catch up on all of the basics of investing and learn how to use online resources to help you manage your money. 


Lactation Center  


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September 2011 - May 2012

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Please look for updates in the Spring.

The Art of Assertiveness 


Understanding Self & Others Group

J -1 Scholar Orientation


J -1 Employment Workshop



Please join us next semester for more diversity celebrations!

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


Jingle Bell Jog 5K

December 16th, 11:45 a.m.

Spin. No entry fee. Participants are invited to help sponsor a family for Christmas by signing up to bring a gift at the 4th floor business desk at URecFit or emailing now through 12/15.



Now Hiring Personal Trainers at URecFit

Email to apply.


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HIV/AIDS Awareness Week 2011

Moveable Feast
Friday, December 2, 2011
9:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Help prepare and serve food for those in need!


This is the final activity in one of UM School of Pharmacy's largest collaborative projects! 


HIV/AIDS Awareness Week activities are sponsored by:  

SMdPHA | ABAE | APhA-ASP | ASCP | ASHP | AZO | CPNP | DSPA | GMB | KY | LKS | PDC | PLS | Rho Chi | and in collaboration with IHV's JACQUES Initiative. 

Email Amy Cheng or Rohini Davé with any questions! 

The Future of Pharmacists in Health Care

Magaly Rodriguez

The Wellness Hub
Friday, December 2
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 
SMC Campus Center, Green Room



Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, and Director of its Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions (CIPS), will discuss the contributions and challenges presented by having pharmacists fully participate in a collaborative manner in healthcare delivery under the new healthcare reform legislation.


USGA Movember Social 

Hosted by the Pennington Committee

Movember Social

United Student Government Association 
Friday, December 2
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Alewife, N Eutaw St. Baltimore, MD 21201


$5 Voluntary Donation at the Door, or bring gently used winter clothes for donation to UM's own, Project Jump Start. 
Staches will be provided at the door for people who aren't sporting their own


The USGA wants to support all of the groups and students on campus that are participating in Movember events to raise awareness about men's cancer and raise money for cancer research. To let everyone participating in Movember show off their staches, the USGA is hosting a Movember Social with specials, mustache trivia, live music, and mustache contests for anyone looking to strut their stache. 

The USGA is also hosting the "Sponsor a Stache" Program where people can donate their mustaches to be designed by their sponsors... for a reasonable donation of course. (This is a great way to raise money for the "Most Money Raised" prize!)
Men, donate your faces on this GoogleDoc. Sponsors, find your match and make your donations! 

For more information, check out the Facebook page here: .

Mad Dogg Spinning Certification


Saturday, December 3
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
SMC Campus Center, 4th Floor

URecFit is hosting a Mad Dogg Spinning certification class.  The class costs $270 for students (discount code needed) and $325 for non-students.  Sign-up at  For more information and student discount code .

Have You Ever Benefited from a Tutor?

Want to Repay the Favor? 


A Bridge to Academic Excellence
Saturday, December 3
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

Stress Free Zone 


Wellness Hub
Monday, December 5
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
SMC Campus Center, Green Room
Take a break from studying with the Wellness Hub! 
We'll be offering 10 minute seated massages for students during Monday's lunch time. 
It's first come, first serve and massages are limited so make sure to come early to set your appointment. 

Caravan Extended Hours for Finals  

& Weekend Service has been Restored!

 Veola CaravanEffective Immediately  


Weekend Service

Saturday, December 3, 2011

5:30 p.m. to 12 midnight 

last call taken at about 11:45 p.m.

Call 410-706-2826. If you do not connect to the Veolia dispatch service, call 410-7521751, extension 236.


Extended Hours for Finals  

Sunday, December 4, 2011 - Thursday, December 22, 2011

12 Midnight and 1:30 a.m.

Pick-up is in front of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) every 30 minutes

No Call-A-Ride service during extended hours

Grads on Track: Happiness

Positive PsychologyWellness Hub

Tuesday, December 6  

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


Register Now


The end of the first semester is almost here! How happy did you feel this past semester? 
Please join Coach Susan for this webinar on Happiness, based off the theories of the most popular course at Harvard, taught by Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. As an over achiever his whole life, Tal spent much of his life searching for the answer of lasting happiness. The constant quest for happiness lead Tal to teaching Positive Psychology at Harvard in 2002 and in three years, it became the largest class in Harvard's history. 

In this webinar Coach Susan will share 5 steps to being happier in your life. Coach Susan had the good fortune to go to one of Tal's workshops in 2010 and she's excited to share the two student models he created at Harvard, which will give you insight into being happier during grad school. 

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. 

Meet with President Perman 


Office of the President

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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

SMC Campus Center, Room 334


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. 

Ethics and Latkas 


Jewish Student Association (JSA) & United Student Government Association (USGA)

Wednesday, December 7th

6:30 p.m. 

Howard Hall, Room 244

This event is open to the entire campus community.


Register Now   


We know what you're thinking, "Oh no, winter break is coming and I won't be able to enjoy Hanukkah and Potato Latkas with all my friends."  


Don't worry, we have the perfect event planned. We will be having potato latkas and dinner while listening to a speaker talk about "Dual Dilemmas: Conjoined Twins In Jewish Law" and "Two People, One Kidney: Triage According to Jewish Law."


Join for an intellectually stimulating, funny, and informative session with Rabbi Daniel Lerner, who gives a weekly lecture on Jewish medical ethics and is the Rabbi of Beth Tfiloh Congregation. Bring your questions because there will be time for Q & A following the lecture.

PreKwanzaa Celebration 

Kwanza Celebration

United Students of African Descent 

Wednesday, December 7

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 208


The USAD invites you to their annual PreKwanzaa celebration.

Free food for all students with UM ID.
Co-sponsored by the USGA.


For inquiries, please contact

The Art of Assertiveness 


Wellness Hub 
Thursday, December 8 
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351 
This event is open to students only


RSVP Now   


Do you have trouble saying "no?". Do you tend to take care of others' wants at the expense of your own needs? Are you a people-pleaser? Learn how to get the most out of your interpersonal relationships by recognizing and respecting your own needs.

Sun, Soil and Soul

Featuring Boordy Vineyards

Boordy Vineyards

Wellness Hub
Friday, December 9 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351 


RSVP Now   


Boordy Vineyards is Maryland's oldest family run winery. Established in 1945, Boordy is owned by the R.B. Deford family and is situated on their 230-acre farm in Baltimore County's countryside. Join us for a wine tasting and to hear the history of this award-winning Baltimore winery.

Handmade & Homemade Holiday Craft Fair

Holiday Crafts

University Events
Friday, December 9 
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, 2nd Floor


Support your fellow UM students, staff, faculty, and friends and check out some of these great holiday gifts including holiday-themed merchandise, jewelry, greeting cards, hand-painted items, gourmet sweet treats, home accessories, and more!


Please contact University Events at 410-706-8035 or for more information.

F-1 Employment Workshop

International Globe

Office of International Services
Friday, December 9 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351 


RSVP Now   


This workshop is designed to provide information to F-1 students regarding employment benefits they are eligible for, how to apply, and timing issues. Provide an opportunity to ask questions regarding the process.

Charity Spin

Charity Spin

Friday, December 9 
4:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, 4th Floor


URecFit is hosting a Charity Spin event on Friday, December 9th to benefit the House of Ruth and Women in Medicine.  To reserve your spot email Kenzie the instructor at  Bikes are limited to 20 and we ask that $15 is committed to participate.  The theme is "90's Aerobics" and we encourage participants to wear bright colors!

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.

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

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

SMC Campus Center


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:

Symposium on Urban Renewal: Ira Harkavy
Mark Your Calendar!

Ira Harkavy

Office of Academic and Student Affairs

Tuesday, January 31

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B


Register 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 Ira Harkavy of University of Pennsylvania.A reception will follow the event.  


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

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. 

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