UM Logo_Founding Campus The Campus Life Weekly

Week of March 12, 2012 | Volume 2 Number 23          

Holi - Festival of Colors
Visioning and Goal Setting
Mindfulness Skills for Stress Management
The Truth about Suicide
Meet with President Perman
Vertical Gardening
Grow Your Greens
Twenty Years Later - CIM
Going Native
A Flower Grows Through Concrete
Goods and Services Auction
Komen Lecture
Photography of Katie Klos
Etiquette Dinner
Health and Wellness Conference
The Global Burden of Chronic Disease
Kappa Psi Wing-a-thon
Compassion Knit
ABAE Needs Tutors
Project Jump Start
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March 2012 - May 2012

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Holi - Festival of Colors

Indian Association and USGA

Domestic Violence AwarenessFriday, March 9

6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. 

MSTF Atrium and Auditorium


Click here for more information


Join us for a colorful evening of fun, music, dance and some lip smacking Indian dinner! There will also be games and spot prizes! 

Visioning and Goal Setting 
Grads on Track Webinar Series

Visioning and Goal SettingWellness Hub  

Friday, March 9 

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

Virtual Event




How do you stay inspired and motivated in graduate school?


Coach Susan will take you through 3 easy steps to

re-inspire you and create a game plan for the semester. Attendees will develop a vision statement, and  work on short term and long term goal setting through the SMART goal system.

Mindfulness Skills for Stress Management Study

Center for Integrative Medicine - Stress Management

Center for Integrative Medicine

Sign-up by March 9 

East Hall Conference Room 

520 W. Lombard Street  


Study Dates: March 13, 27, April 3, 10, 17 or Match 15, 29, April 5, 12, 19 (Depends on the group you are assigned to) 


Click here for more information.


A stress management study for students is current recruiting. The class will teach mindfulness skills, test changes in bio-markers. Students must be available to meet once a week (1 hour) for 5 weeks, and provide saliva/urine samples. Students will have access to a FREE mindfulness training and a MP4 watch to use in daily practice.


Questions? Contact Debbie Taber at

The Truth about Suicide: 
Real Stories of Depression in College

sad man on stepsCounseling Center

Monday, March 12  

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

Campus Center Room 311




Have you lost a loved one to suicide? Are you concerned that someone you care about is struggling with suicidal thoughts? Watch a brief video and participate in a facilitated discussion. Learn tools to help someone who is thinking about suicide to seek professional help.


For more information contact Douglas Chay.

Meet with President Perman 

Student Activities and Learning

Monday, March 12 

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

SMC Campus Center, Suite 302


Schedule your time slot now.


Do you have an idea or concern about the future of UM? Would you like to share it with President Perman? Here is your chance! Click here for more information or to secure your 15 minute time slot. Hurry! Slots are filling quickly. 
Vertical Gardening

plantWellness Hub 

Tuesday, March 13 

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center

Green Room


Join us to plant a vertical garden in the SMC Campus Center's very own Green Room!  Vertical gardening or living walls are a great way to bring life and clean air to your indoor living spaces. We will teach you how to plant and maintain a vertical garden. The results will amaze you and you will be inspired to try this easy way to grow at home.

Please email any questions to Kate McManus.

Grow Your Greens

LettuceUM Go Green & Wellness Hub

Wednesday, March 14

12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Green Room


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Ever heard of a salad table? Come to this sustainability workshop to get the goods! You'll learn how to construct, plant, and care for these portable green salad gardens, as you discover the benefits of growing your own organic foods in an urban landscape.

Twenty Years Later:
A History of CIM

UM Go Green & Wellness Hub

Wednesday, March 14

12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Room 203


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The Center for Integrative Medicine (CIM) is a leading international center for research, patient care, education and training in integrative medicine. Dr. Berman, the founder, will give a retrospective lecture on the roots and successes of the Center and where is it heading.


Lunch will be served.

Going Native

UM Go Green & Wellness Hub

Wednesday, March 2112:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Green Room


Click here for more information.


What do you know about native plants? Come to this native planting activity in the Green Room and find out how you can help further Baltimore's efforts to become a more sustainable city.

Community Supported Agriculture
One Straw Farm


Pick up fresh produce on Wednesdays 

SMC Campus Center, Green Room


Back by Popular Demand! SMC Campus Center will be a drop off site for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).  Participants provide funding for the farmer in advance of the growing season in exchange for produce when it's ready. 

Participants sign up and pay in the spring and then receive 8 items a week for 24 weeks.  


Click here to register.  Joining before March 17th you receive the early discount. 


Questions? Contact Kate McManus

A Flower Grows Through Concrete:
The Concept of Poverty as a Culture and its Impact on Health

Thursday, March 22

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center

Grand Rounds at Noon Featuring
Kenneth S. Thompson, MD, 
Associate Professor
Psychiatry and Public Health
University of Pittsburgh


We will examine the concept of poverty as a culture and its impact on healthcare outcomes with a focus on Baltimore City. Attendees will learn how inter-generational poverty influences individuals' behavior and how this knowledge informs healthcare delivery by providers.


For more information email Veronika Stock at

Annual Goods and Services Auction



Thursday, March 22

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

Westminster Hall 

Please join us for the Maryland Public Interest Law Project, Inc. annual auction!!! All proceeds benefit MPILPıs public interest summer grant program. Advance ticket price is $40 ($20 for students). Ticket includes hors d'oeuvre, drinks, and bidder number.


For more information visit the site or email Cristina Sproul

Komen Distinguished Lecture

School of Nursing

Wednesday, March 28

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  

SON Auditorium


Register here


The decision to give chemotherapy has traditionally been based on anatomic prognostic factors. However, recent research suggests that biologic factors can be used to personalize application of the chemotherapy. This presentation will describe these factors and their implications. 

Photography of Katie Klos
Art Exhibit 

Health Sciences & Human Services Library

Now - March 30

Weise Gallery, HS/HSL


Visit the library exhibit of Katie Klos.  Ms. Klos, a Liberty High School student, received her first camera at age 12 and at 14 started a personal 365 photography project and began taking pictures on a daily basis. Her colorful photography provides a new perspective on ordinary things.


For more information visit our website or contact Katherine Downton.


Etiquette Dinner 2012
Save the Date

Student Activities and Learning

Wednesday, April 4  

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center Ballrooms


This event is FREE!* Learn proper dining etiquette while networking with UM students from the entire campus. 


Register here *Spaces are limited and require registration and a special agreement

Health and Wellness Conference

Andrew Weil

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:  

Kappa Psi 8th Annual Wing-a-thon


Friday, April 20

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center Ballroom


8th Annual Kappa Psi Wing-a-thon Register in teams of 5 to compete in a wing-eating contest for charity. Prizes will be given to top team, top fundraiser, and top individual eater. All proceeds will be going to the UMMC Greenebaum Cancer Center 


To register email


For more information contact Kun Yang 

Compassion Knit


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

SMC Campus Center, Room 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, March 10 

9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Pharmacy Hall, 2nd Floor 

20 North Pine Street


Join us to volunteer your time to tutor middle and high school students in math, algebra, science & SATs. We will even feed you breakfast! 

Please email any questions to Joleine Bigcas at

Project Jump Start Food Drives

Project Jump Start

Project Jump Start & USGA

Every Tuesday and Friday 

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center, Lower Level Room 001 

(by vending machines)


Want to make friends while doing community service right on campus? Come out to help with Project Jump Start, a USGA-sponsored organization that works to ameliorate homelessness around campus. All are welcome for part or all the evening.


Join us from 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. as we deliver food in the local community. 


For more information, contact Beth Zucconi at

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