UM Logo_Founding Campus The Campus Life Weekly

Week of February 6, 2012 | Volume 2 Number 18          

Mindfullness-Based Stress Reduction
Grads on Track: Time Management and Organization
Chinese New Year Dinner Party
Global Medical Brigades
Diploma Application
Going Green on the Gridiron
Afro-Caribbean Dance Fitness
Symposium on Urban Renewak
Garbology 101
Charles Darwin Exhibit
Rx for Change
J-1 Scholar Orientation
One-on-One with President Perman
Civil Rights in Baltimore
Interprofessional Education
Go Viral to Improve Health 2012
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January 2012 - May 2012

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Healthy Relationships: Managing Relationships with Family, Friends, and Partners.

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Please join us as we celebrate Black History Month with these events:


Afro-Caribbean Dance



Civil Rights: A Women For Change in the 1950's 

February 13, 2012 - noon


Is Marriage for White People? Book Discussion & Signing

February 23, 2012 - 5:00


Natural Hair Demonstration

February 29, 2012 - 5:30


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.


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Fill out a ticket during the month of January each time you come to workout at URecFit for a chance to win 6 sessions of Yoga Privates with one of our Registered Yoga Teachers! 

For more information visit the information desk on the 4th floor of the SMC Campus Center.



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Every Thursday at 5:15 p.m. (or come out into the community with us on Saturdays at 12)

SMC Campus Center 203


Like to knit or crochet?  Want to learn how?  Want to make a difference in the community?


Join CompassionKnit! Contact

ABAE Needs Tutors  this Saturday!!!

TutoringA Bridge to Academic Excellence

Saturday, February 4

9:45 a.m.

Pharmacy Hall (20 N. Pine St, 2nd floor)

Tutoring in all subjects (Math, Algebra, Science & SATs)     

We will even feed you breakfast! 

Please email any questions to Joleine Bigcas (

Understanding Self and Others
Group Counseling

Support GroupGroup #2

Thursdays, February 2 - May 3

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Facilitated by: Douglas Chay, LCSW-C


Group #3

Fridays, February 3 - May 4

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Facilitated by: Dr. Mandy Howard


Are you struggling in school, relationships or would just like to understand yourself better? If you would be available to attend most meetings, please contact the the group facilitator at 410-328-8404.  As sessions are held in the HS/HSL Library.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Stress Reduction

The Wellness Hub
Thursday, February 2
First class
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 349 


RSVP Now   


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes are once again available to all UMB students. This program helps you enhance your overall health and quality of life through simple and effective stress reduction techniques taught by professional instructors, Deborah Rejent, DSW, MSSW, MA, and Catherine Kelleher, RN, MS, MPH, ScD. Learn how to use mindfulness techniques like meditation, body scans, mindful eating, and gentle yoga to manage the stresses of everyday life. Enrollment is limited and there is a $50 materials fee.   


Class dates: 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23 5:30-7pm & 3/3 9am-2pm


For more information contact Hillary Edwards at

Grads on Track: Time Management & Organization

The Wellness Hub
Friday, February 3
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Time management is essential to your success in grad school. Learn strategies and tips how to better manage your time on this webinar, facilitated by Coach Susan. She will teach you an easy system to help avoid burnout and give you two time tested approaches to time management that can give you back more time in your day.

You can attend by phone or webcast.   Don't miss out!  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.  Certified Co-Active Professional Coach, Susan Stern, CCPC will lead this webinar.

Chinese New Year Dinner Celebration Party

Chinese Student and Scholar Association (UM - CSSA)
Saturday, February 4
6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
MSTF building, 2nd floor
685 West Baltimore Street  
Fee: Free for UM students and children
$5 for scholars and others 


UM-CSSA is proud to present our annual Chinese New Year Celebration Dinner Party.

Attendees will be treated to delicate and delicious traditional Chinese cuisine while enjoying traditional Chinese and Latin style dancing performances. After the food, the party will continue with big screen movies, card games, chess play (both Chinese and international)! 
This dinner party is a fantastic opportunity to embrace and have fun with old friends, and make new ones. For more information contact Jacky Lin at
Global Medical Brigades @ UM
1st General Body Interest Meeting!

Monday, February 6, 2012

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center 351


We're a student-led multidisciplinary organization dedicated to serving healthcare and education to Central American residents who have limited access to healthcare.


Learn about what we've accomplished this past January in the Darien region of Panama, and about our upcoming brigade this summer!

Chronic Disease in Refugee Populations
in Baltimore

Monday, February 6, 2012

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center 203


Presentation hosted by Nurses for Global Health: Come learn about Chronic Diseases in refugee populations, presented by the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Food will be provided!


Contact for more information.

Spring Diploma Application Deadline

Fall Diploma Application Reminder Are you planning to graduate in May? The deadline to apply for a spring diploma is February 12th.


If you haven't already filled out a Diploma Application, please remember to do so before the end of the day on February 12th.


To apply for your diploma, please logon to SURFS,


Once you are logged on to SURFS, select Student Records and then Student Records again. The Application for Diploma will be in the middle of the menu.

Going Green on the Gridiron
with Jeff Provenzano

The Wellness Hub
Monday, February 6
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Green Room


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M&T Bank Stadium is working to reduce its environmental footprint. Join us and Jeff Provenzano, Director of Football Facilities, to learn how.

Afro - Caribbean Dance Fitness 
Black History Month 

Jacqueline Dailey

Office of Academic and Student Affairs  
Tuesday, February 7 
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 349 


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Afro-Caribbean dance fitness is the celebration and fusion of modified West African and Brazilian dance movements and cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise. Get in shape with Jacqueline Dailey of the Dental School. The class is designed to help elevate your heart rate (burn calories), build endurance and tone the muscles while dancing to the beat of Afro-Caribbean and world music. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to participate in this unique dance fitness experience.  

Symposium on Urban Renewal: Michael Sarbanes


Office of Academic and Student Affairs   
Tuesday, February 7 
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 Michael Sarbanes of Baltimore City Public Schools' Partnerships, Communications and Community Engagement initiative.A reception will follow the event.     


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

Project Jump Start

Bag Lunch

Garbology 101

UM Go Green

Wednesday, February 8

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Green Room

In this hands-on recycling workshop, local environmental scientist Sarah Koser, will show attendees the difference between trash and recyclables. Sorting "garbage" from recycling, Koser will talk fact vs. fiction about the entire recycling process.


Sign up for this workshop and leave a confident recycler at home and on campus.


Managing Events

President's Student Leadership Institute

Wednesday, February 8

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


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.

Exhibit - Rewriting the Book of Nature:
Charles Darwin & the Rise of Evolutionary Theory


January 18 - February 20

Weise Gallery


Explore Charles Darwin at the HS/HSL! The exhibit focuses on Darwin's books, the development of his theory, and the history of evolutionary discourse.


Click here for more information. 

Rx for Change Workshop


Students Promoting Awareness

Friday, February 10

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

School of Pharmacy, Room N211


Register Now


Students Promoting Awareness (SPA) is delighted to have Ms. Lisa Paavola from GlaxoSmithKline deliver the Rx for Change workshop on tobacco cessation. We'd like to invite all UM students to join us for this 1.5 hour program. Please RSVP using the form to help approximate for food/program materials! 

J-1 Scholar Orientation 

Cross Cultural Communication

Office of International Services

Friday, February 10

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 309




This orientation program assists new J-1 researchers and professors in acclimating to the university, Baltimore and the United States. Topics covered would 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, ISSS staff members and to give them information they need to settle and be productive in their activities at the university.

One-on-One with President Perman


Office of the President 

Monday, February 13

SMC Campus Center, Room 334 


One-on-one meeting with President Perman.


Click here to schedule your time slot. 


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.

Fundamentals of Breath & Meditation 


Mondays from 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
SMC Campus Center 349
This is a 6-week program offered  from 2/13-3/19


Want to incorporate more mindfulness and meditation into your life? Try Fundamentals of Breath & Meditation with Joe Roberson.
Click here for more information.
Civil Rights: A Women For Change in the 1950s 
Black History Month 

Office of Academic and Student Affairs & OASIS

Monday, February 13

12:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B 


Dr. Helena Hicks will share her sit-in experience at Read's Drug Store and how it influenced the civil rights movement in Baltimore & beyond.


Click here for more information. 
2012 Grad Fair


UM Bookstore

Monday, February 13 & Tuesday, February 14


Stop by the Bookstore to order everything you need for graduation. Representatives will be on hand to take orders for announcements, rings, nursing pins, steins, and caps & gowns.


3 Point Shooting Contest


Wednesday, February 15 & Thursday, February 16

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Pratt Gym


60 seconds to shoot 5 racks of 5 balls. Top ten men's and women's participants compete in the finals.


No registration necessary.


Click here for more information.

5v5 Charity Soccer Tournament
Wanna play soccer for a good cause?


Tuesday, February 28

6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

SMC CC, Pratt Gym


Come show off your skills or lack of skills at the 2nd annual charity soccer tournament! The rules are simple: teams of 7 (2 subs), min of 2 girls/team, and $10/player.


For more info see the facebook page. Hosted by AMCP, SNPhA, PDC, and SMdPHA.

Interprofessional Education:
A Process of Sowing, Growing, and Reaping

School of Nursing

Thursday, March 1

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

School of Nursing, Room 130


This panel presentation will focus on a multi-year, inter-professional education initiative on breast cancer.


Click here for more information or email Abby Plusen 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.

Click here for more Information. 

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