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Week of April 16, 2012 | Volume 2 Number 28          

Art Exhibit and Silent Auction
Rock the Smokeout
Art Exhibit and Silent Auction
Help Improve Library Services
Work Where You Play
HIV Summit
F-1 Employment Workshop
President's Symposium
The Sleep Lady
Creative Leadership in Higher Education
Project Jump Start End of Year Celebration
PSLA Ceremony
J-1 Scholar Orientation
Earth Day Volunteers Needed
Grads on Track
The Global Burden of Chronic Disease
Annual GPILS Lectureship
27th Annual Golf Tournament
Tutors needed
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April 2012 - May 2012

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4th Annual Art Exhibit & Silent Auction

President's Outreach Council

Friday, April 13  

Opening Reception 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  



Our 4th Annual Art Exhibit and Silent Auction features student artists from George Washington Elementary and South West Baltimore Charter. Proceeds will benefit CLUB UMD Youth Mentoring and Afterschool Programs. The exhibit will be open through the closing reception on Friday, April 27 at 6pm.  


Refreshments and entertainment will be provided during the opening and closing receptions. 


Got questions?  Contact Brian Sturdivant.
4th Annual Rock the Smokeout!

Rock the Smokeout


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! 


Book Rooms Early for Commencement 2012!

Commencement 2012

Friday, May 18  


Book rooms early for Commencement 2012! UM has taken the hassle out of negotiating room rates. Reserve rooms early to get the best rates possible. 


Click here for details. 

Help Improve Library Services and Help the Maryland Food Bank


Now - Tuesday, May 1


The HS/HSL is particpating in the LibQual+ Survey. For every survey completed the HS/HSL will donate $1 to the Maryland Food Bank. If selected, your responses will provide valuable information that will allow us to improve services and plan for the future.


Please contact Ryan Harris with questions.
Work Where you Play


Now - Fall 2012 


Did you know that over 100 students work at URecFit? We are now accepting applications for summer and fall employment. We provide flexible schedules including evening and weekends for both workstudy and non-workstudy students. 


Contact Julia Wightman or visit URecFit's website for more information or to apply.
UM Leadership in HIV Summit
Preparing the future

The Jacques Initiative

Monday, April 16  

11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center Ballrooms


Register here


Join us with President Perman and the Deans of the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Law, Pharmacy and Social Work, and Dr. Gallo, the Co-Discoverer of HIV at the first University of Maryland Leadership in HIV Summit: Preparing the Future. 


Contact Jamie Mignano with questions or visit the website.
F-1 Employment Workshop

Office of International Services

Monday, April 16  

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center, Room 353


Register here


This workshop is designed to provide information to F-1 students regarding employment benefits they are eligible for, how to apply, and timing issues. For F-1 students graduating this May please attend as we will be covering the OPT application process.


Contact Betsy Lane for more information.

President's Symposium on Urban Renewal

The Fellows' Findings

Service-Learning & Student Initiatives

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

6:00 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B


Register here


The President's Fellows, a interdisciplinary team of UM students, will present their findings based on their research and the information shared during this year's Speakers Series on Urban Renewal.  They will also debut their White Paper at this time.


A reception will follow the event.


Contact Courtney J. Jones with questions.

The Sleep Lady

Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

7:00 p.m.  

Federal Hill Prep School

1040 Williams St, Baltimore


Register here


Once our children are born sleep is the one thing everyone seems to miss. The Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance is thrilled to help you address these challenges by presenting The Sleep Lady. Kim West is a licensed family therapist and author of The Sleep Lady's Good Night Sleep Tight.


Contact Heidi Vorrasi with questions.
Creative Leadership in Higher Education

Wellness Hub

Thursday, April 19

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

SMC Campus Center, Room 351


Register here


The Tai Sophia Institute of Maryland is one of the premier natural wellness schools in the United States. Program Director Cheryl Walker will speak to students about how its programs utilize civic engagement and collaborative education for leadership development.


Contact Lauren Davis for more information.  

End of Year Celebration and Officer Elections

Project Jump Start, USGA

Wednesday, April 18

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 311


Thank you dinner for any and all participants of Project Jump Start as well as elections for next years officers. Anyone interested in becoming more involved with PJS is also welcome to attend. No previous leadership experience or nominations required.


Contact Jenna Noveau for more information.

PSLI Ceremony & Leadership Reception

Celebrating our UM Student Leaders


Service-Learning & Student Initiatives & Student Leadership & Development

Thursday, April 19, 2012

5:00 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms


Register here.


Join us as we formally recognize the PSLI program graduates, UM student leaders and outstanding student groups on
campus.  President Perman will be present to help honor our award recipients.  Refreshments will be served.


Contact Courtney J. Jones with questions.
J-1 New Scholar Orientation

Office of International Services

Friday, April 20

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

SMC Campus Center, Room 309


This orientation assists new J-1 researchers & professors in acclimating to the university, Baltimore and the United States. Topics covered include applicable immigration regulations, office & university services, concepts of cross-cultural communication, housing information, & community resources.   


For more information email Betsy Lane.

Earth Day Volunteers Needed!

UM Go Green

Friday, April 20

11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

School of Nursing Courtyard and other locations


The University of Maryland is celebrating Earth Day on Friday, April 20. There are lots of great events and programs planned and volunteers are needed! If you'd like to help out please email Clare Banks at


More information about Earth Day can be found on the UM Go Green website.

Grads on Track
The Last Mile Motivator

Wellness Hub & the Alliance for Workforce Development and Empowerment (AWDE)

Friday, April 20

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



The end of the year is almost here. In this webinar, Coach Susan will look at motivation from different angles and share tips to help attendees boost their motivation and energy in this final academic stretch.


For more information contact Lauren Davis.

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 or visit the site for more information.

Annual GPILS Lectureship


Tuesday, May 1

4:00 p.m.

UM Dental School, Lussier Lecture Hall


Come listen to James R. Lupski, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. (hon), Cullen Professor and Vice Chairman Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and Professor of Pediatrics Baylor College of Medicine. 


Email Danielle Fitzpatrick for more information.

27th Annual UM Golf Tournament


Thursday, May 24

Shotgun Start begins at 7:30 a.m.

Oakmont Greens Golf Club


The 27th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at Oakmont Green Golf Course. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the University of Maryland School of Social Work's Community Outreach Service.  Each golfer's registration fee includes green fees, golf cart, breakfast, range balls, steak or vegetarian lunch, beverages, contests and prizes.   


Email Sara Griggs or visit the event page for more information.

Tutors needed


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.

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