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Week of October 15, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 10          

 IN THIS ISSUE
Maryland Voter Registration
UM Campus Life
Crime Prevention Month
President's Symposium & White Paper Project
Self-Editing Strategies for ESL Students
Fighting Hunger in Maryland Conference
Investing 201: Planning for Retirement
"Gasland" Screening and Discussion
Frontiers in Genomics Symposium
The Art of Assertiveness
Diwali-Navratri 2012
Disability Education and Awareness Day
Global Forum: Global Health Learning Opportunities
Standard First Aid
Annual Eid Dinner
ADA Workshop: Understanding the New Guidelines
Take Back the Tap!
Monster Mash Dash- 5k Fun Run/Walk
Mad Dogg Spinning Certification
Talent for PAN African Celebration
Stress Reduction Series
Student Support Group
Racquetball Instructors Wanted
CompassionKnit
Project Jump Start Food Drive
Tutor with ABAE
Sport Club Program
Fall Workshops at the HS/HSL
URecFit Check-In and Win
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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!

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URecFit Celebrates Crime Prevention Month

URecFit          

Friday, Oct. 12

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, URecFit

 

October is the official month for recognizing and celebrating the practice of crime prevention. So stop by the URecFit Lobby to ask questions on safety, and help yourself to the flyers, brochures and information on our resource display table.

 

For more information please visit the website or

email William "Archie" Griffin.

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.

Self-Editing Strategies for ESL Students

Writing Center  

DissertationTuesday, Oct. 16

1 - 2 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Room 353

 

This workshop is designed to help ESL students become more confident and independent in their writing. We will review common errors and provide concrete strategies for successful writing in English.

 

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

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.

 

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 the 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

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.

The Art of Assertiveness

Wellness Hub    Family at beach

Friday, Oct. 19 

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center, Room 311  

 

Do you have trouble saying "no?".

Do you tend to take care of others' wants at the expense of your own needs? Are you a people-pleaser? Learn how to get the most out of your interpersonal relationships by recognizing and respecting your own needs.

   

For more information please visit the website or 

email Hillary Edwards.

Diwali-Navratri 2012

Indian Association   diwali

Friday, Oct. 19

6 - 9:30 p.m. 

MSTF Atrium and Auditorium

  

Please join us in celebration of the Festival of Lights, Diwali, and Festival of Nine Nights, Navratri. There will be performances along with delicious Indian dinner as well as an open dance floor for Garba and Dandiya (Indian folk dance) for everyone to take part in!

 

Entry:  $4 for UM students with ID

           $6 for others (kids less than 5 enter for free)

           $6 for spot entrance

   

For more information please visit the website or email Soundarya Vaithianathan.

Disability Education and Awareness Day

Office of Educational Support and Disability Services  

Monday, Oct. 22

3 - 5 p.m.   

SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms 

  

UM is a proud supporter of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This month we are raising awareness about disability issues in the workplace and school.

 

Join us for a special performance by NBC's Last Standing Comic, Michael Aronin. Mike Aronin will share his experience growing up disabled in an able-bodied world. Disability service providers throughout the state will be present to share information about their programs and services.  

  

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

Global Health Learning Opportunities

Student Center for Global Education    

Thursday, Oct. 25  

Noon - 1 p.m.    

SMC Campus Center, Room 349 

  

Jenny Samaan, Director, Global Health Learning Opportunities (GHLO), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) will speak and answer questions about the GHLO's network, which facilitates global mobility for students in clinical, research, or public health electives outside their home country.

  

For more information please email Bonnie Bissonette.

Standard First Aid

URecFit    

Thursday, Oct. 25 

5:30 - 9:30 p.m.    

SMC Campus Center, Room 311 

  

The purpose of this course is to help participants identify and eliminate potentially hazardous conditions in their environment, recognize emergencies and make appropriate decisions for first aid care.

  

For more information please visit the website or email Jimmy Heiner.

Annual Eid Dinner

MSSA & USGAFancy Food

Thursday, Oct. 25 

6 p.m.    

SMC Campus Center, Room 349 

  

MSSA and USGA are proud to sponsor the Annual Eid Dinner. 

 

Come join us for FREE kabobs, rice, stews, desserts, and drinks! Great food, great fun, great experience! We look forward to seeing you there!

  

For more information or any questions please email umb.mssa@gmail.com.

ADA Workshop: Understanding the New Guidelines

Office of Educational Support and Disability Services  

Monday, Oct. 29

Noon - 1 p.m.     

SMC Campus Center, Room 353 

  

Receive an update regarding current ADA laws and their impact on higher education and employment. Learn about the new guidelines and standards for different groups, students, faculty and staff. Those who attend will gain skills in effective self-advocacy.

  

For more information please visit the website or 

email Lauren S Davis.

Take Back the Tap! 

Wellness Hub    

Wednesday, Oct. 31    

Noon - 1 p.m.      

SMC Campus Center, Room 351 

  

Take Back the Tap is a University sustainability initiative that promotes drinking tap water and reducing the use of bottled water. In this session learn how simple it is for you to take action. 

  

For more information please visit the website or 

email Tracy Gnadinger.

Monster Mash Dash- 5k Fun Run/Walk 

URecFit   

Wednesday, Oct. 31   

Noon - 1 p.m.      

In front of the SMC Campus Center 

  

Join URecFit for a 5k Fun Run/Walk on Halloween.

A prize will be awarded for the best costume!

  

For more information please visit the website or email Eric Barron.

Mad Dogg Spinning Certification

URecFit   

Saturday, Nov. 10

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 504 (Spin Room) and Room 351 (Lecture)        

 

This comprehensive workshop will give you the tools needed to become a Certified Spinning Instructor.

 

For registration infomation and student discount code email fitness@umaryland.edu

 

For more information please email Eric Barron.

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.

Stress Reduction Series

Student Counseling Center

Mondays, now - Oct. 29

2:30 - 4 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 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.
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.

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.

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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