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Week of October 1, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 8          

 IN THIS ISSUE
DEA Drug Take Back Day
CommUNITY Fest
Chinese Moon Festival
Student Support Group
Stress Reduction Series
PSLI: Work-life balance & Leadership
Half The Sky Documentary Screening
Blood Drive
Hispanic Heritage Month
Managing & Coordinating Projects and Events
Sport Club Program
Fit 101 Series-Run/Walk Clinic
CompassionKnit
Latino Food Festival
Writing Workshop: Beginning the Dissertation
Cycling Club's Fundraiser
Managing Stress & Anxiety
Introduction to Coaching Services
URecFit Intramural Deadline
Rain Barrels 101: Saving for a Sunny Day
Racquetball Instructors Wanted
Frontiers in Genomics Symposium
Club UMB mentors needed
Project Jump Start Food Drive
Tutor with ABAE
URecFit Check-In and Win
Fall Workshops at the HS/HSL
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EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
DEA Drug Take Back Day

APhA's Generation Rx

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.

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.

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 

or call 410-328-8404.

Stress Reduction Series

Student Counseling Center

Mondays, Oct. 1 - Oct. 29

Mandatory Orientation: Monday, Oct. 1  

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.

 

>> Register Here

 

For more information email Amanda Skowron.
PSLI: Work-life balance & Leadership

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI)

Monday, Oct. 1

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center Rm 351

 

>>Click to Register

 

Achieving work-life balance is a tango, and worrying about the "always-on mentality" that comes from work technology can put you in a headspin. Students who attend this seminar will learn how to address the priorities that come from all aspects of their lives, how to feel empowered by different types of opportunities, and how to effectively manage the stresses of trying to achieve work-life balance.

 

Half The Sky Documentary Screening

Nurses for Global Health

Monday, Oct. 1

Starts at 8 p.m.

Liam Flynn's Ale House, 22 W. North Avenue

 

Half The Sky Documentary was filmed in 10 countries and tells the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls.   

 

For more information please email Julie Ernst.
Blood Drive

URecFit

Tuesday, Oct. 2

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 349

 

>>Register Now

 

A critical need for blood donors continues as summer comes to an end.

 

For more information please visit the website or email Julia Wightman. 

Hispanic Heritage Month

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI)     

Now - Oct. 15 

 

Health Disparities Among the LGBT Latino Community

Tuesday, Oct. 2

5:30 - 7 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 223 

 

Spotlight Artist

Featuring Anthony McKissic

Thursday, Oct. 4

5:30 - 7 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, 1st Floor Fireplace Lounge 

 

>> Full list of events  

  

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

Managing & Coordinating Projects and Events

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI)  Baltimore Skyline 

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 311

  

>>Please RSVP

  

This workshop will offer key elements and skills to effectively manage organizational projects and events.

 

Lunch will be served.  

   

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

Fit 101 Series-Run/Walk Clinic
URecFit

Wednesday, Oct. 3

1 - 3 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, URecFit-Fitness floor (5th)

 

The Fit 101 Series: Run/Walk Clinic is an education based session geared toward running and walking mechanics, and proper shoe fitting.  The event is free and hosted by Charm City Run.

    

For more information please email Eric Barron.
CompassionKnit

CompassionKnit

KnittingMondays

5 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, 1st Floor Fireplace Lounge 

 

Compassion Knit is a student-led organization which strives to meet some of the basic material needs of the local community of which the Campus is a part by donating homemade projects to those in need. You do not need to know how to knit,crochet, or have materials to participate in the group.

 

For more information please email Lesa Holleman.

Latino Food Festival

Latino Law Student Association (LLSA)           

Wednesday, Oct. 3

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Law School, Westminster Hall

 

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Latino Law Student Association (LLSA) will be hosting the Latino Fest.

 

For $10 you will be able to sample a variety of foods from local Latino restaurants.

Join us and find your new favorite Latino restaurant in town! This event is open to ALL.

  

For more information please email Martin Nestares.

Writing Workshop: Beginning the Dissertation
Writing Center  Dissertation   

Thursday, Oct. 4

1 - 2 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 353 

 

This workshop identifies factors that candidates should consider, including how to limit the scope of a dissertation subject, how to begin the research for the project, and the relationship of a dissertation subject to the mentor's area of research.   

    

For more information please visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
Cycling Club's Fundraiser
Cycling Club

Thursday, Oct. 4

6 - 9 p.m.

School of Law Courtyard, Comcast Dining Area 

 

Join the Cycling Club for their third annual fundraiser. Come and enjoy homemade pit beef and pulled pork sandwiches for $5 and beverages for $1. 

    

For more information please email Anna Johnston.
Managing Stress & Anxiety

Wellness Hub     

Friday, Oct. 5

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 311

 

Why worry? Academic, interpersonal, and job pressures can take their toll if you let them. Learn effective techniques to manage the stress and anxiety of daily life.

  

For more information please visit the website or email Hillary Edwards. 

Introduction to Coaching Services

Wellness Hub      

Tuesday, Oct. 9

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351

 

Campus Life Services offers individual coaching services to all UM students. Find out what coaching is and how it may serve you during your time at UM.

 

This event is open to students only.

 

For more information please visit the website or email Lauren Davis. 

URecFit Intramural Deadline

URecFit

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 5 p.m. 

 

>>Register Now

 

Intramural Indoor Volleyball League, Monday nights

 

Intramural Indoor Soccer League, Wednesday nights

 

All current University of Maryland students and URecFit members are invited to participate in the Intramural Indoor Volleyball League and Soccer League. Register your team before the deadline or join as a free agent.

 

For more information please visit the website or email Sara Griggs. 

Rain Barrels 101: Saving for a Sunny Day

UM Go Green & the Wellness Hub      

Thursday, Oct. 11

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Green Room, 1st Floor

 

Interested in installing rain barrels at your home or just want to learn how to conserve water? Come to this workshop by Blue Water Baltimore to learn how easy it is to set up your own rain barrels!

 

  

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

Racquetball Instructors Wanted

URecFit

   

Are you a racquetball enthusiast or know someone who is? URecFit is looking for racquetball instructors to teach beginner clinics. Applicants do not need to be University employees or students. Clinic times are flexible.  

 

For more information please email Anna Roskowinski. 

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.

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.

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.

ABAE Tutoring

ABAE

Saturdays  

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.

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.

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.

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