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Week of September 24, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 7          

 IN THIS ISSUE
Tutor with ABAE
Time Management & Goal Setting
Nursing in Singapore
Student Support Group
The Mayan "Apocalypse"
Invention Workshop: Generating Good Ideas
DEA Drug Take Back Day
Cultural Understanding
Conversation, Communication, and Culture (C3)
Global Forum
The Sustainable Event
United Students of African Descent
CommUNITY Fest
Chinese Moon Festival
Stress Reduction Series
Spotlight Artist - Hispanic Heritage Month
Frontiers in Genomics Symposium
Project Jump Start Food Drive
URecFit Check-In and Win
Sport Club Program
Fall Workshops at the HS/HSL
Club UMB mentors needed
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ABAE Tutoring

ABAE

Saturdays (Starting Sept. 22 at 11 a.m.) 

Normal Time: 10 a.m. - Noon  

Pharmacy Hall, 2nd Floor

 

Come tutor high school and middle school students on Saturday mornings with ABAE!

 

Breakfast will be provided at 9:45 a.m.

 

For more information please email Kendrix Nguyen or visit the website.

Time Management & Goal Setting

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI) 

Monday, Sept. 24

1 - 2 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center, Room 351

 

Start your semester on the right foot! This interactive workshop guides students through personalized goal setting and scheduling in order to maximize productivity throughout the semester.  

 

Lunch will be served, please RSVP.

 

For more information please visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.

Nursing in Singapore

Nurses for Global Health

Monday, Sept. 24

1 - 2 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center, Room 223 

 

Please join Anna Liza, RN, as she discusses her Global Health work, with a focus on Geriatric Nursing.

 

Free food will be provided.  

 

For more information please email Pujeeta Pfau.

Student Support Group

Student Counseling Center

Mondays from Sept. 24 -  Dec. 3, 2012  

5:15 - 6:45 p.m.

 

Want to better understand yourself and how you relate to other people? Join the Understanding Self and Others Group! The Student Counseling Center offers a confidential group led by a psychologist. It's an opportunity to give and receive help with other students going through similar problems. 

 

For more information or event location please email Jenna Silverman, PhD. 

or call 410-328-8404.

The Mayan "Apocalypse"

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI)

Monday, Sept. 24   

5:30 - 7 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351

 

Discover what ancient Mayan wisdom reveals about the new cycle of time that begins on December 22, 2012. Dr. John Carlson of University of Maryland College Park will explain what the Mayans predicted regarding changes to the earth.

 

For more information please visit the website or email Courtney J Jones.

Invention Workshop: Generating Good Ideas

The Writing Center

Tuesday, Sept. 25   

1 - 2 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 353

 

Few things are as intimidating as staring at a blank page and waiting for a good idea to arrive. This Writing Center workshop will explore time-tested techniques for finding ideas and having something interesting to say about them.  

 

For more information please visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.

DEA Drug Take Back Day

APhA's Generation Rx

Wednesday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 29   

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Campus Police Annex, 222 N. Pine St 

 

APhA's Generation Rx is hosting the DEA Drug Take Back Day in collaboration with the Campus Police Department and a number of other student organizations. The community will have the opportunity to turn in their expired and unwanted medications for safe disposal by the government. 

 

For more information please visit the website or email Rilwan Badamas.

Cultural Understanding

Interprofessional Service-Learning and Student Initiatives (ISLSI) 

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Noon - 1 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center, Room 311

 

In this workshop, learn about the elements of culture and nine core cultural values. Participants will practice culture-mapping to evaluate personal values relative to core cultural values in which one lives.  

 

Lunch will be served, please RSVP.

 

For more information please visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.

Conversation, Communication, and Culture (C3)

Office of International Services and the Writing Center       

Wednesday, Sept. 26  

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 353

 

Practice English conversation skills, explore intercultural communication and learn about various programs available to the UM community.

 

For more information please visit the website or email Amy Ramirez.

Interprofessional Experience in Malawi

Student Center for Global Education          

Thursday, Sept. 27  

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 208A

 

Join us for presentation and discussion with students from the six professional schools who traveled together to Malawi in June 2012, to conduct global health research on maternal health (Safe Motherhood).

 

For more information please email Bonnie Bissonette.

The Sustainable Event

UM Go Green and Wellness Hub

Thursday, Sept. 27  

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Green Room, 1st floor

 

Are you planning an event on campus? Want to make it sustainable? Join Nancy Gordon, senior director of University Events, to learn helpful tips for making environmentally friendly events.

 

For more information please email Tracy Gnadinger or visit the website.

Mix 'n Mingle

United Students of African Descent 

Thursday, Sept. 27  

6 - 8 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 349

 

USAD provides a wonderful opportunity for students from the various schools to collaborate while developing meaningful relationships with colleagues. This event provides an opportunity for students to relax and interact with one another. Event is co-sponsored by the USGA. 

 

For more information please email Suzanne Grey. 

CommUNITY Fest

CommUNITY Fest

Saturday, Sept. 29  

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington St.

 

This event is designed to address unhealthy habits that are maintained by seemingly irresistible temptations. GET FIT stands for: Getting Everyone To Fight (Ir)resistible Temptations.  This event will provide free health screenings, as well as health information, and education. 

 

For more information please email Shawnese Gilpin or visit the website..

Chinese Moon Festival

Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA)

Saturday, Sept. 29  

6 - 11 p.m.

MSTF second floor (Atrium & Auditorium)

685 W. Baltimore street (entry from HSFI)

 

CSSA invites all to attend the Chinese Moon Festival sponsored by USGA.The event will include Chinese Food and Celebration Gala.

 

Admission is $3 for UM students and $5 for scholars & others. Come join us for a fun-filled night!

 

For more information please email Xiujuan (Sophie) Peng.

Stress Reduction Series

Student Counseling Center

Mondays, Oct. 1 - Oct. 29

2:30 - 4 p.m.

SMC Campus Center Rm 349

 

The Mindfulness Meditation Series will teach you different ways to manage daily stress and anxiety. It will also provide you with a space to practice with peers who share your interest in mindful solutions.

 

For more information email Dr. Amanda Skowron.
Spotlight Artist

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI)   

Thursday, Oct. 4

5:30 - 7 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, 1st Floor Fireplace Lounge

 

Baltimore's Anthony McKissic presents Cuba Ritual, Resistance, and Resilience, a journey brought to life in black and white photographs, looking at the touch of African Diaspora in Cuba.

 

Please join Anthony for food and a fireside chat as he explains his travels and inspiration behind his artwork. 

 

For more information please visit the website or email Courtney J Jones.

Frontiers in Genomics Symposium 

Institute for Genome Sciences

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

School of Nursing Auditorium, Room 103 

 

Symposium followed by reception at IGS
4 - 6 p.m.
BioPark, 801 W. Baltimore St, 6th Floor

 

RSVP for Symposium

 

RSVP for Reception

 

In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Institute for Genome Sciences, please join us for a day of innovative discussion and scientific exchange, as we host internationally recognized scientists who are unlocking new discoveries in genomics, bioinformatics and personalized medicine.

 

The Symposium is free. We encourage you to RSVP early to guarantee your seat.

  

For more information please visit the website or email us at 

igs-event@som.umaryland.edu.

Project Jump Start

Project Jump Start

Project Jump Start Every Tuesday & Friday

5:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Lower Level Rm 001 

 

Help prepare and deliver bag lunches for the the homeless and/or hungry members of our local community. Donate an hour or two of your time, feel good, and meet students from the other professional schools. 

 

For more information please email Beth Zucconi.

URecFit Check-In and Win

URecFit      GWE Fitness  

Continuous- every month

SMC Campus Center, URecFit

 

Each time you come to workout at URecFit, fill out a ticket for a chance to win various prizes.  

 

For more information please email Meghan Bruce-Bojo.

Sport Club Program

URecFit         

 

URecFit has started a Sport Club program open to all students and URecFit members. Start a club to practice with your friends, and even compete with area schools. Clubs are open to anyone!  

 

For more information please visit the website or email Anna Roskowinski.

Free Fall Workshops at the HS/HSL

Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

  

Click here for the Fall 2012 Workshop Schedule

 

The HS/HSL will be offering a variety of free workshops throughout the fall semester. Topics covered include citation management system RefWorks, Grant Proposal Writing, and database searching classes including CINAHL and PubMed. 

 

Workshops are free of charge to UM faculty, staff and students; UMMC staff; and HS/HSL Corporate Members.

 

For more information please email Ryan Harris.

Seeking Mentors

Club UMB

Tuesdays

3 - 5 p.m.

George Washington Elementary School

 

Wednesdays

3 - 5 p.m.

Southwest Baltimore Charter School

  

Club UMB, sponsored by the President's Outreach Council, is seeking Volunteer Mentors for the 2012-2013 school year. If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please contact Club UMB for an application. 

 

For more information please email Umoutreach@umaryland.edu.

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