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Week of October 8, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 9          

 IN THIS ISSUE
Maryland Voter Registration
International Student Employment Workshop
Managing Stress & Anxiety
Working While LGBT
The Food Stamp Challenge
Introduction to Coaching Services
Liberty in North Korea Documentary Screening
URecFit Intramural Deadline
Greek FlavorFest
Investing 101: Basics of Investing
"Dear Mandela" Film Screening & Discussion
GIS Mapping in Public Health Research
Hispanic Heritage Month
Rain Barrels 101: Saving for a Sunny Day
President's Symposium & White Paper Project
Fighting Hunger in Maryland Conference
Investing 201: Planning for Retirement
"Gasland" Screening and Discussion
Frontiers in Genomics Symposium
Talent for PAN African Celebration
Student Support Group
Stress Reduction Series
Racquetball Instructors Wanted
CompassionKnit
Club UMB mentors needed
Project Jump Start Food Drive
Tutor with ABAE
Sport Club Program
Fall Workshops at the HS/HSL
URecFit Check-In and Win
Stay in Touch
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EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Maryland Voter Registration 

Registration ends Tuesday, Oct. 16 

  

>>Register to vote in MD or update your voter registration information

 

>>Complete an absentee ballot

 

If you are an out of state student and need an absentee ballot, order one from your home state's Board of Elections webpage today!

International Student Employment Workshop

Office of International Services      

Friday, Oct. 5

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 353

 

This workshop is designed to provide international students scholars with information regarding employment benefits they are eligible for, how to apply, and timing issues. Provides an opportunity for international students to ask questions regarding the process.

 

Lunch will be provided.

  

For more information please visit the website or email Betsy Lane.

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. 

Working While LGBT

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI)  Monday, Oct. 8

5:30 - 7 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351

 

Panel discussion about how being a minority group can affect your professional life. A Panel will share their work experience & provide suggestions for working while LGBT.

 

Refreshments will be served.

  

For more information please visit the website or

email Courtney J. Jones.

The Food Stamp Challenge

Maryland Hunger Solutions   

Tuesday, Oct. 9 through Monday, Oct. 15        

 

>>Click here to sign up today

 

The Food Stamp Challenge gives participants a view of what life can be like for millions of low-income Americans. Challenge participants use the average Food Supplement Program benefit - just $30 per person - as their budget for food for one week.

 

Challenge participants are forced to make difficult food shopping choices, and often realize how hard it is to avoid hunger, afford nutritious foods, and stay healthy.

  

For more information please visit the website. 

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. 

Liberty in North Korea Documentary Screening

APALSA Maryland and the International Law Society           

Tuesday, Oct. 9

12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Law School, Room 205

 

Join APALSA Maryland and the International Law Society for a screening of the documentary by Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), an organization devoted to raising public awareness about the human rights violations in North Korea.

 

Lunch will be provided.

 

For more information please email Ellena Lee or visit their Facebook page.   

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. 

Greek FlavorFest

UM Medical Center 

Wednesday, Oct. 10

11 a.m - 7 p.m.

Courtyard Cafe, UM Medical Center

 

Enjoy a fresh and nutritious feast of Mediterranean and Greek style cuisine. There will be free samples of meal selections, as well as offers available for sale.

 

For more information please email Catherine Schroeder. 

Investing 101: Basics of Investing

Office of Financial Education and Wellness

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351

 

What are stocks? How do they work? What is the Dow Jones? How do bonds make money? If you need answers to questions like these, stop by Investing 101. In this first installment of FEW's two-part series on investing, you will learn the basics of investing and how to start investing using online resources from Tisa Silver-Canady of the University's Office of Financial Education and Wellness.

 

For more information please visit the website or email FEWTalk@umaryland.edu 

Dear Mandela Film Screening & Discussion

Student Coalition for Peace and Equality (SCOPE)  

Wednesday, Oct. 10

5 - 7:30 p.m.

Nursing School, Room 140

 

Please join us for a film screening of Dear Mandela followed by a discussion with two members of the shack dweller's movement featured in the film. In addition United Workers will be there to connect the local housing issues that we are confronting in Baltimore.

 

Refreshments provided!

 

For more information please email Gregory Sawtell.

GIS Mapping in Public Health Research

UM Geographic Information Systems (GIS)            

Thursday, Oct. 11World Map

Noon - 1 p.m.

Health Sciences & Human Services Library (HS & HSL); Distance Education Room (lower level)

 

Please join Laura Hungerford, DVM, MPH, PhD (Epidemiology and Public Health), for an introduction to GIS mapping. This will be followed by a brief overview of three research projects conducted by faculty in the School of Medicine that examine the relationship between health and the environment. 

   

For more information please visit the website or email Erin Hager.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI)     

Now - Oct. 15 

 

Spotlight Musician: Boanerges Garzon

Thursday, Oct. 11

Noon - 2 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, 1st Floor Lobby 

 

>> Full list of events  

  

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

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.

President's Symposium & White Paper Project

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI) Monday, Oct. 15

5 - 8 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B

 

Join Dr. Benet Davetian, author of Civility: A Cultural History, as he discusses civility, and its complex and powerful role in human relations as it relates to the UM campus.

 

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

Fighting Hunger in Maryland Conference

Maryland Hunger Solutions 

Tuesday, Oct. 16

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center

 

View conference agenda

 

>>Register today

 

Join us for the Fighting Hunger in MD conference with keynote speaker Dr. Michael Reisch. Workshops will cover a variety of topics with regional, state, and national experts in emergency, federal nutrition, and community-based food programs.

 

Registration before Oct. 8 is just $15.

 

For more information please visit the website or email Holly Bowman. 

Investing 201: Planning for Retirement

Office of Financial Education & Wellness

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351

 

>>Reserve your spot today!

 

Join the Office of Financial Education & Wellness for lunch and learn how to jump start your plans for retirement! In this final installment of FEWT's Investing series, you will learn about setting financial goals as well as saving and investing with retirement in mind.

 

For more information please visit the website or email FEWTalk@umaryland.edu 

Gasland Screening and Discussion

Wellness Hub

Wednesday, Oct. 17

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351

 

The boom in natural gas drilling, a process called "fracking," raises concerns about health and environmental risks. Learn more at this screening of the documentary "Gasland."

 

For more information please visit the website or

email Hillary Edwards.

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

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.

Talent for PAN African Celebration

United Students of African Descent

Thursday, Nov. 15

Event starts at 6 p.m.

SMC campus Center, Ballrooms A & B        

 

United Students of African Descent needs talent for their annual PAN- African Celebration. The event is a celebration of the different African cultures. Event is co-sponsored by USGA.

 

If you can sing, dance, or have a special talent and would like to showcase it email Suzanne Grey.

Student Support Group

Student Counseling Center

Mondays, now -  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, now - 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.

 

>> Register Here

 

For more information email Amanda Skowron.
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. 

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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