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Week of October 22, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 11          

 IN THIS ISSUE
UM Campus Life
The Art of Assertiveness
Diwali-Navratri 2012
Back to Work/School Breastfeeding Class
Disability Education and Awareness Day
Be Informed Before You Vote: Health Policy Seminar
Be Informed Before You Vote: Trivia & Presidential Debates
Abstract Workshop
Global Forum: Global Health Learning Opportunities
Standard First Aid
Annual Eid Dinner
ADA Workshop: Students Rights and Responsibilities
Project Jump Start Informational Meeting
URecFit Intramural Deadline
Take Back the Tap!
Monster Mash Dash- 5k Fun Run/Walk
Unleasing the Power of Citizen
Treasure the Chesapeake: How Can We Save Our Bay?
R.A.D. for MEN
Mad Dogg Spinning Certification
2012 GPILS Award Ceremony
Talent for PAN African Celebration
Stress Reduction Series
Student Support Group
Racquetball Instructors Wanted
CompassionKnit
Tutor with ABAE
Sport Club Program
Fall Workshops at the HS/HSL
URecFit Check-In and Win
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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 the 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.

Back to Work/School Breastfeeding Class

UM LACTNET     

Monday, Oct. 22

Noon - 1:30 p.m. 

Lexington Bldg, 620 W. Lexington St.

Third Floor, Room 3-111

  

This seminar includes the basic information that mothers need to prepare and implement successful breastfeeding at work or school, and that others need to support them. Users of the lactation centers at UM will share helpful tips. This class is open to all students, faculty, postdocs, and staff.

   

For more information please email Lilly Fountain. 

Disability Education and Awareness Day

Student Center for       

Monday, Oct. 22  

3 - 5 p.m.    

SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms A & B 

  

>> RSVP today!

 

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 musician, comedian, and TV star Mark Goffeney. Mark Goffeney was born without arms in 1969, and was raised to see himself as an equal in society and to value independence. Mark has been recognized internationally for his work and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1998 for his principal role in the Fox Sports commercial.

 

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

Be Informed Before You Vote
Part I: Health Policy Seminar

Nurses for Global Health and SUPER        

Monday, Oct. 22  

Noon - 1 p.m.    

SMC Campus Center, Room 223 

  

Come learn about the implications of health policy, affordable care act, and global health, on your lives and practice. Open to all student.

 

Refreshments will be served!

 

For more information please globalRN@umaryland.edu.

Be Informed Before You Vote
Part II: Trivia and Presidential Debates

Nurses for Global Health and SUPER          

Monday, Oct. 22  

8:30 - 10 p.m.  

Camden Pub, 647 West Pratt St. 

  

Join us for Global Health Trivia & Presidential Debates focusing on foreign policy.

 

Prizes for the winners of trivia game! 

  

Enjoy half price burgers, and food specials!

 

For more information please globalRN@umaryland.edu.

Abstract Workshop  

Writing Center      

Tuesday, Oct. 23  

1 - 2 p.m.    

SMC Campus Center, Room 353 

  

This session will help students write the abstracts required for journal articles, conference papers, and fellowship applications. We will consider the elements of convincing abstracts in various disciplines. Then, students will assemble their own abstracts, piece by piece.

  

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

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: Students Rights and Responsibilities

Office of Educational Support and Disability Services  

Monday, Oct. 29

Noon - 1 p.m.     

SMC Campus Center, Room 353 

 

>> RSVP now!

  

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.

Project Jump Start Informational Meeting

Project Jump Start         

Monday, Oct. 29    

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.      

SMC Campus Center, Room 203 

  

Find out more about Project Jump Start, who we are and what we do. Learn how YOU can get involved!

   

For more information please email Beth Zucconi.

URecFit Intramural Deadline

URecFit        

Registration Deadline

Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m.       

 

>> Register your team or join as a free agent

  

All current University of Maryland students and URecFit members are invited to participate in the Intramural 3v3 Basketball Tournament beginning on Tuesday, November 6th.

   

For more information please email Sara Griggs.  

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.

Unleasing the Power of Citizen

School of Social Work      

Thursday, Nov. 1

1 - 4:30 p.m.

School of Social Work Auditorium     

 

>> RSVP today by email

   

Join long-time public health advocate Vincent DeMarco in a dynamic interactive workshop. This workshop describes remarkable, effective organizing methodologies and strategies that can be used to inform other issue focused efforts.

 

FREE or $20 for 3 Category I CEUs

 

For more information please email Kristy Gangaram.

Treasure the Chesapeake: How Can We Save Our Bay? 

UM Go Green    

Monday, Nov. 5

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351         

 

What can you do to help save the bay? The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is coming to talk about pollution and restoration.

 

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

R.A.D. for MEN

URecFit      

Monday, Nov. 5

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

HS/HSL, Room LL02 

 

>> Register for R.A.D.

 

R.A.D. For Men is a self defense program designed to provide responsible information and tactical options of self defense for men who find themselves in confrontational situations. It is a violence prevention and self defense program.  

 

For more information please visit the website or

email William "Archie" Griffin.

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.

2012 GPILS Award Ceremony 

UM Graduate Program in Life Sciences   

Tuesday, Nov. 13

4 - 7 p.m.

HSF II Auditorium and lobby

       

Join us as we recognize winners of the GPIL various award categories.

 

Light fare and refreshments will be served immediately following in the lobby area.

 

For more information please visit the website or

email Danielle Fitzpatrick. 

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.

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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