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Week of April 23, 2012 | Volume 2 Number 29          

Exit Interviews for May 2012 Graduates
Grads on Track
The Global Burden of Chronic Disease
Earth Day Urban Bike Ride
Book Rooms for Commencement
Japan Tsunami Relief
Art Exhibit and Silent Auction
Finding Happiness in the Workplace
Sushi Fest
Annual GPILS Lectureship
Staying Human in Medicine
Puppy Love
27th Annual Golf Tournament
Project Jump Start Food Drive
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April 2012 - May 2012

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Exit Interviews for May 2012 Graduates

Student Financial Assistance & Education

Thursday, April 19 - Thursday, May 3

Location and times vary by School


The Office of Student Financial Assistance & Education wants graduates to leave with a clear understanding of student loan repayment. If you borrowed federal student loans while at UM, then we need to see you at an exit interview. It is quick, informative and a requirement for graduation!  


For more information email Tisa Silver-Canady or view the schedule.

Grads on Track
The Last Mile Motivator

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

Friday, April 20

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

Virtual Webinar


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.

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.



Saturday, April 21

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center 1st Floor Fireplace Lounge


CompassionKnit is hosting a knit-a-thon to donate baby items to the SSW's Promise Heights! Come join us to knit or crochet a baby hat or pair of booties. We will supply all materials and teach lessons.


For more information contact JaVon Townsend.

Earth Day Urban Bike Ride

URecFit & the Wellness Hub

Sunday, April 22

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

Meet in front of the SMC Campus Center


Register here


Join the University Cycle Club for an urban bike ride on April 22.  In celebration of Earth Day take a ride along the Gwynn Falls trail.  The 18-mile ride leaves from the front of the Campus Center at 10 am and takes around 2 hours to complete.  Riders of all experience welcomed.  Bring your bike helmet and join us on Earth Day.  


For more information contact Bill Crockett or view the ride map.

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. 

Japan Tsunami Relief
Small items and Bake Sale

Japanese Association and ISO

Thursday, April 26

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

SMC Campus Center Room 203


Baked goods and small items from Japan for sale - all proceeds will be donated directly to a local NPO.  Join us to support Tsunami victims and for refreshments!    

Email Minori Kinjo for more information.

4th Annual Art Exhibit & Silent Auction

Community Outreach

Closing Reception: April 27

6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. 



Original artwork from students from George Washington Elementary School & Southwest Baltimore Charter School will be displayed and auctioned through April 27. Proceeds support CLUB UMD, a youth leadership program supported by mentors from among University of Maryland students, faculty, and staff.


Contact Brian Sturdivant for more information.

Finding Happiness in the Workplace

Wellness Hub

Monday, April 30

12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Room 311


Register Now


Our careers are journeys with bumps and bliss. Attend this workshop, with guest speaker Michelle Carlstrom, LCSW, Senior Director of the Johns Hopkins Office of Work, Life and Engagement, and explore the journey of career and academic bliss and finding happiness at work and/or in the classroom.


Email Lauren Davis for more information.

Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Sushi Fest 

Student Activities and Learning

Monday, April 30

12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B


Learn about the history of sushi making, view a live demonstration and enjoy a free sushi tasting. Registration is required.


For more information email Courtney J. Jones or register at the Student Activities and Learning Website.

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.

Staying Human in Medicine
A Lecture by Samuel Shem, Author of The House of God

Wednesday, May 2

12:15 p.m.

SMC Campus Center Ballroom


Unique lecture from a physician, author, and professor about how physicians struggle with humanism during training. The House of God, a classic satire of medical residency, has been called "CATCH-22 with stethoscopes" and was named one of two "most important American medical novels of the 20th century.  


For more information email Hemal Sampat.

Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month
CAN Documentary Screening

Student Activities and Learning

Thursday, May 3

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

SMC Campus Center Green Room


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Examining mental health in the model minority, this documentary follows the life of Vietnamese war refugee, Can Truong, who tries to reconcile cultural differences with his Confucian background in his exploration of spiritual and holistic healing modalities.  


For more information email Courtney J Jones.

Puppy Love

Wellness Hub

Friday, May 4

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

SMC Campus Center Room 349


Register Now


Finals are right around the corner. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to interact with animals and reduce your stress. Maryland's BARCS will bring its furry friends to the SMC Campus Center for all to enjoy.  


For more information email Lauren Davis.

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.

Project Jump Start Food Drive


Every Tuesday and Friday year round

5:30 p.m. - 6:30pm in the SMC Campus Center Lower Level by the vending machines

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the local community.


Prepare and distribute food and toiletries to less fortunate individuals in our community while providing them with positive social interactions. Come for all or part of the evening. Co-sponsored by USGA  


Email Beth Zucconi for more information.

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