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Week of April 2, 2012 | Volume 2 Number 26          

 IN THIS ISSUE
Grads on Track
Tutors needed
Concert
Starting Your Own Garden
Grad Fair II
Etiquette Dinner
Trivia Night
Limitless: Understanding Nootropics
The Epidemiology of Violence
Counting Your Chickens
Outstanding Chinese Scholar Speech
Spelling Bee
Rock the Smokeout
Oral Cancer 5K Walk/Run
Sprint Triathlon
USPHS Symposium
Wing-a-thon
The Global Burden of Chronic Disease
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EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Grads on Track:
Financial Tips to Reduce Stress

Wellness Hub

Friday, March 30

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

Virtual - Webinar

 

Register here

 

On this webinar, Coach Susan will discuss good financial habits, managing money and making funds last. Attendees will receive tips for reducing stress around finances, as well as instructions on how to create a personal expense budget, which is the foundation for establishing good financial habits.  

 

For more information contact Lauren Davis.

Tutors needed

ABAE & USGA

Every Saturday 

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

Pharmacy Hall, 2nd Floor

 

Please come out and volunteer your time to tutor middle school and high school students in Math, Algebra, Science, SATs, and English. 

 

Breakfast will be provided.

 

For more information contact Joleine Bigcas.

Concert

The Finger Loaders Tickle

Friday, March 30

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

Pickles Pub, Washington Blvd.

 

The Dental School's hottest band is back and better than ever. They will be grooving Pickles Pub with the finest in both original and cover rock n' roll tunes. Two full sets of live music! Drink specials with UM ID card.  

 

For more information contact David Axelrod or visit the event Facebook page.

Starting Your Own Garden

Gardening

Monday, April 2

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Green Room

 

Register here

 

Marty Reisinger, a Baltimore City Master Gardner from the University of Maryland Extension Service, will show us how vegetable gardening can be an empowering activity for people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you have a few containers, a community garden plot, or a large "country" garden, you can supply your family and friends with nutritious vegetables for 6 to 9 months of the year.   

 

For more information contact Lauren Davis.

Grad Fair II
The Sequel

Monday, April 2

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

UM Bookstore

 

Stop by the Bookstore to order your graduation regalia. Diploma frames will be 10% off and a representative from Herff Jones will be available to take orders for class rings.  

 

For more information contact Renee Lutz.

Etiquette Dinner
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Student Activities and Learning

Wednesday, April 4  

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center Ballrooms

 

Register here   

 

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

 

*Spaces are limited and require registration and a special agreement
Trivia Night
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Maryland Education Law Project

Wednesday, April 4  

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  

Pickles Pub, Washington Blvd.

 

For more info check out our Facebook page. 

 

Teams may have up to 4 members. Register early and pay only $3 per team member ($5 at the door) for a great night of trivia with happy hour food and drink specials! All UM schools are encouraged to come out! 

 

Limitless: Understanding Nootropics

Nootropics

Wellness Hub

Tuesday, April 10  

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center, Room 351

 

Register here

 

Nootropics are "smart drugs," or drugs that enhance ones mental capabilities. This lecture explains what these drugs are made of, where they exist, and how they can affect your health.

 

 

For more information contact Hillary Edwards.
The Epidemiology of Violence

violence

Nurses for Global Health

Tuesday, April 10  

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center, Room 223

 

Nurses for Global Health present "The Epidemiology of Violence." This program investigates the impact of violence in global health and chronic disease.

 

Free lunch provided! 

 

Counting Your Chickens

Chicken Keeping

Wellness Hub

Wednesday, April 11  

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center, Green Room

 

Register here

 

There is increasing interest in chicken keeping nationwide. Eggs are a great source of fresh homegrown food. Chickens also provide fertilizer; eat pesky insects and are easy to maintain. Join Jeffery Semler from the University of Maryland Extension Education team to learn how this sustainable backyard project is effecting Maryland communities and current legislature. 

 

Contact Lauren Davis with questions.
2012 Outstanding Chinese Scholar Speech

UMBCSSA

Thursday, April 12  

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

HSF II, 600 Seminar Room

 

Join us to hear about Dr. Chuxia Deng's journey in science and view of future biomedical research. Dr. Deng is now Senior Investigator and Chief of Mammalian Genetics Section, Genetics of Development and Disease Branch of NIDDK, NIH 

 

Contact Jacky Lin with questions.
Drug Spelling Bee

KY for Globus Relief

Thursday, April 12  

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  

Pharmacy Hall Atrium

 

Register by Sunday, April 8 by emailing kyspellingbee2012@gmail.com

 

Join us for our 6th annual Drug Spelling Bee. Cash prizes of $75, $50, & $25 will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Don't miss out on the 50/50 raffle and other raffle prizes! It costs $3 to watch and $7 to compete  All proceeds go to Globus Relief. 

 

Got questions?  Contact Alex Park.
4th Annual Rock the Smokeout!

Rock the Smokeout

SPA, APhA-IPSF & USGA

Friday, April 13  

7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.  

Pickles Pub, Washington Blvd.

 

Come to the 4th annual Rock the Smokeout concert, an interdisciplinary student-run benefit concert to spread smoking cessation awareness & asthma education. All proceeds will go towards the American Lung Association. Food & drinks will be provided all night! 

 

Baltimore Oral Cancer 5K Walk/Run

Student National Dental Association & USGA

Saturday, April 14

Registration begins at 9am

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

By the Druid Hill Park Lake 

 

Register here for $20

 

Join us to raise awareness about oral cancer, which kills one person every hour of every day in the US. Pre-register by March 31st to be guaranteed a t-shirt. All donations go to the Oral Cancer Foundation.   

 

For more information contact Kaisha Thomas.

Sprint Triathlon

DPT Class of 2014

Saturday, April 14

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, URecFit

 

Register here

 

Heats begin every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Each participant has 20 minutes to cover as much distance as possible for each event (swimming, biking and running). Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each division!  

2012 USPHS Scientific & Training Symposium of the Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service

Early bird registration ends on April 17  

Pre-conference is from June 18 - June 19

Full conference is from June 19 - June 21

 

The theme is "Prevention Strategies for a Healthy Nation: Building on the Basics of Public Health." The symposium is open to civilians and public health professionals, and promises to be an exciting opportunity to interact with a diverse set of professionals with a shared aim of improving the public's health.

 

To visit the website click here.

 

This is the first time that the Symposium will be co-sponsored by an academic partner and the first time that it will be held on a campus. Email Sandra Crouse Quinn, PhD for more information. 

8th Annual Wing-a-thon

Kappa Psi & USGA

Friday, April 20

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

SMC Campus Center Ballroom

 

Register here

 

Join us for the 8th Annual Kappa Psi Wing-a-thon. You can register in teams of 5 to compete in a wing-eating contest for charity. Prizes will be awarded to top team, top fundraiser, and top individual eater. All proceeds go to the UMMC Greenebaum Cancer Center.

 

Contact Kun Yang for more information.  

The Global Burden of Chronic Disease

Nurses for Global Healthglobal

Friday, April 20

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Registration starts at 9:15 a.m.

SMC Campus Center Ballroom

 

Free for all students. $10 for guests who register online and $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 provided!

 

Email globalRN@umaryland.edu for more information. 

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