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Week of February 20, 2012 | Volume 2 Number 20          

Is Marriage for White People?
Healthy Relationships
African Story Telling
Fundamentals of Breath & Meditation
Global Medical Brigades
Free Trip to Nuseum
Student Experiences from Guyana
Indoor Soccer Tournament
Everyone Leads
Natural Hair Demonstration
A Process of Sowing, Growing and Reaping
Rock the Smokeout
Health and Wellness Conference
The Global Burden of Chronic Disease
CLW Upgrade
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January 2012 - May 2012

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

February 23


Managing Stress and Anxiety

March 8 

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

Afro-Caribbean Dance



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.

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Intramural Table Tennis and Squash

Registration deadline is February 15, 2012. Matches will be scheduled from 6:00pm-9:30pm on 2/20. Tournament will continue by play by date. Top players advance to single elimination. 



Indoor Soccer Tournament

Monday nights beginning February 27. Intramural sports soccer tournament. 8 team maximum. 4 week regular season, top 4 teams to playoffs.


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ABAE Needs Tutors this Saturday!

A Bridge to Academic ExcellenceTutoring

Saturday, February 18

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 at

From the Fish's Mouth
Featuring Gaylord Clark

Wellness Hub  

Monday, February 20Two Oceans, True Food

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Green Room




Industrial agriculture and factory farming are well-known culprits of unsustainable food sourcing nationwide. The less regulated industry of seafood, though, could lead to the global demise and extinction of water ecosystems and seafood. Join Gaylord Clark of Two Oceans True Food, Inc. to discuss the state of seafood sustainability and what we can do as consumers to shift away from the end of the line. 


Attendees will enjoy lunch featuring fresh fish. 

Understanding Self and Others
Group Counseling

Support GroupStudent Counseling Center

As sessions are held in the HS/HSL Library.


Click here for more information.


Group #1: 



Group #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 you 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.  

New Staff Member 

Student Counseling Center


Mandy Howard, Ph.D., recently started her position as Psychology Associate at the Student Counseling Center. She obtained her doctorate from the University at Buffalo and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Towson University Counseling Center. We are excited to have Dr. Howard join us!
Contact Dr. Howard by email at:
Clean Water, Clean Streets

Wellness Hub & UM Go Green 

Clean Water, Clean Streets

Wednesday, February 22

12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Green Room




How exactly does littering effect our waterways? Come to the Campus Center's Green Room on Feb. 22 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. to find out! Ashley Traut from Blue Water Baltimore will be there to talk about how to care for our waterways. 



Is Marriage for White People?: 
Book Discussion & Signing

Diversity Celebrations: Black History Month

Thursday, February 23

5:00 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Room 349

Click here 
to RSVP.
Join Ralph Richard Banks as he discusses his book, "Is Marriage for White People?: How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone."


A book signing will follow the event. 


African American-inspired food will be served.


Cosponsored by USAD

Healthy Relationships: 
Managing Relationships with Family, Friends and Partners

Self Identity Support Group

Wellness Hub & Counseling Center

Thursday, February 23

12:15 p.m.- 1:15 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Room 351


It's been said that no one is an island. And it's true that good relationships are essential to our happiness and emotional health. Attend this session on maintaining and finding healthy relationships.


Click here for more information.

Annual Black History Month Celebration
The United Students of African Descent 

Friday, February 24

5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom A


Free for UM students with student ID

$3 for non-UM students


Join USAD in celebrating oral traditions from Africa and the African diaspora through folklore, songs and stories. Featuring a member of the Griot Circle of Maryland.


Food and drinks will be served.


For more information please contact  Ihuoma Nwachukwu.    


Cosponsored by USGA.

Fundamentals of Breath & Meditation 

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.
Global Medical Brigades, Panama 
June 2012 

Global Medical Brigades

Brigade: June 3-10, 2012. 

Last day to apply is February 24. 


Click here to apply.


Interested in global health? Want a chance to provide medical relief and education to impoverished villages? Join an 8 day multi-disciplinary Brigade to Panama. Students from ALL schools are invited. 


For questions/information, contact Dennis Lin at

Free Trip to the Nuseum


Student Bar Association

Sunday, February 26

1:15 p.m. (Nuseum), 5:00 p.m. (Dinner)

Washington, D.C.


Participants receive Newseum ticket and dinner. Transportation is NOT provided. UM students only. To RSVP, email with your 1) Name; 2) School; 3) and Phone Number. Accepted students will receive an email confirmation.


Co-sponsored by USGA and 1L Student Bar Association.

Student Experiences from Guyana


Nurses for Global Health

Monday, February 27

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 223


Attendees will learn about chronic diseases faced by those living in Guyana. In addition, gain a broader understanding of the Guyanese people's access to health care. Come share in the experiences of students and teachers in their global health trip to Guyana (through UMB, School of Nursing). Those attending  will share pictures and stories from field trips in to the Rain Forest. 


Free lunch provided.  

Indoor Soccer Tournament

Soccer Ball


Mondays, starting February 27

Myers Soccer Pavilion


Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 22.


Intramural sports soccer tournament. 8 team maximum. 4 week regular season, top 4 teams to playoffs.

Click here to sign up.

Everyone Leads
Building Leadership from the Community Up

Public Allies

Public Allies

Tuesday, February 28

8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. -- Book signing follows
School of Social Work, Auditorium


Paul Schmitz, CEO of Public Allies, will present concepts from his new book, Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up, and offer a set of practices that will help leaders be more effective at bringing diverse people and groups together to solve problems.

Click here for more information.

Natural Hair Demonstration

Diversity Celebrations: Black History Month

Wednesday, February 29

5:30 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, 351


Join natural hair stylist, Jennifer Lord, for a brief history on natural hair, advice on how to transition from processed hair, sample styles for professional settings and a live demonstration.

Click here to RSVP.


Refreshments will be served.


Inter-professional Education:
A Process of Sowing, Growing and Reaping

Komen Maryland Affiliate Nursing Alliance

Komen Maryland Affiliate Nursing Partnership

Thursday, March 1

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

School of Nursing Auditorium 

655 West Lombard Street Baltimore, MD 21201


This panel presentation discusses how schools collaborated to develop a unique multi-year, interprofessional education initiative on breast cancer.

Rock the Smokeout:
Calling All Bands

Rock the Smokeout

Students Promoting Awareness (SPA) & APhA-IPSF

Friday, April 13

8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Pickles Pub


Students Promoting Awareness (SPA) & APhA-IPSF is planning our 4th Rock the Smokeout, a student-run charity concert to spread tobacco cessation awareness. 


All proceeds benefit American Lung Association; winning band receives cash prize! If interested in performing, please email  


Click here for more information or email Abby Plusen at

Health and Wellness Conference

Center for Integrative Health

Center for Integrative Medicine

Saturday, April 14

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

Baltimore Hilton

401 West Pratt Street


Conference features wellness guru Andrew Weil, M.D. and some of the country's leading wellness authorities. The conference includes 25 sessions on such topics as holistic pain relief, food as information, stress management, and movement-based therapies.

The Global Burden of Chronic Disease
5th Annual Conference

Global RN

Nurses for Global Health

Friday, April 20

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Registration starts at 9:15 a.m

SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms A & B 


Free for all students. $10 for guests who register online. $15 at the door


Come learn about the burden chronic disease has on global health. Chronic diseases, not infectious diseases, are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. 


Free lunch included. For more info contact:  

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