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Week of October 29, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 12          

ADA Workshop: Students Rights and Responsibilities
Project Jump Start Informational Meeting
URecFit Intramural Deadline
PSLI: Measuring Success through Assessment
Monster Mash Dash- 5k Fun Run/Walk
American Cancer Society Lasagna Luncheon
Unleashing the Power of Citizen
Treasure the Chesapeake: How Can We Save Our Bay?
R.A.D. for MEN
Where Do We Go From Here?: "Food, Inc." Screening and Discussion
Travel Workshop for International Students and Scholars
Mad Dogg Spinning Certification
2012 GPILS Award Ceremony
Global Forum: Overview of Global Opportunities and Experiences
Talent for PAN African Celebration
Stress Reduction Series
Student Support Group
Racquetball Instructors Wanted
Tutor with ABAE
Sport Club Program
Fall Workshops at the HS/HSL
URecFit Check-In and Win
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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 


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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 Deborah Levi.

Project Jump Start Information 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! Food will be served!


For more information please email Beth Zucconi.

URecFit Intramural Deadline


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 6.


For more information please email Sara Griggs.  

PSLI: Measuring Success through Assessment

Interprofessional Service-Learning and Student Initiatives (ISLSI)        

Tuesday, Oct. 30 

Noon - 1 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Room 351      


Learn how to make assessment a part of your decision making process. Topics will include how to develop and meet learning outcomes, creating feedback forms, analyzing assessment results and implement recommended improvements. 


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

Monster Mash Dash- 5k Fun Run/Walk 


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.

PSLI: Cultural Understanding

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI)   

Thursday, Nov. 1

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 311


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


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

American Cancer Society Lasagna Luncheon 

G.M. Wilson Laboratory     

Monday, Nov. 5

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Biomedical Research Facility, Room 202

108 N. Greene St.


Help support the 2013 Relay for Life by purchasing homemade lasagna (meat or vegetarian) with caesar salad and drinks.


Tickets $7 in advance; $8 at the door while supplies last. Purchase tickets by emailing


For more information please email Beth Zucconi.

Unleashing of Power of Citizen

School of Social Work      

Thursday, Nov. 1

1 - 4:30 p.m.

School of Social Work Auditorium     


>> RSVP 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 and the Wellness Hub    

Monday, Nov. 5

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Green Room          


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


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.

Where Do We Go From Here?
"Food, Inc." Screening and Discussion

UM Go Green and the Wellness Hub         

Thursday, Nov. 8

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351  


Want to learn about the American food industry? Come out for a screening of "Food, Inc.", a documentary that "reveals surprising and often shocking truths" about where our food comes from and how it's produced. Panel discussion to follow. 


For more information please visit the website or

email Tracy Gnadinger.

Travel Workshop for International 
Students and Scholars

Office of International Services            

Friday, Nov. 9

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351  


This workshop will inform international students and scholars of the requirements for traveling outside of and returning to the U.S. in valid F or J status. We'll review the process for re-entry to the US and applying for renewal of US visa stamp. Travel for H1B's will not be discussed during this event. 


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

Mad Dogg Spinning Certification


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


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 this year's winners of the various GPILS Awards.


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


Please assist us with our planning by taking a moment to respond at: 


For more information please visit the website or email Danielle Fitzpatrick. 

Overview of Global Opportunities and Experiences

Student Center for Global Education 

Thursday, Nov. 15

Noon-1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 349        


Are you interested in participating in global research or doing an internship/externship abroad? Representatives from the Student Center for Global Education and the professional schools will present information and provide a guide toward making a global experience possible.


For more information please email Bonnie Bissonette.

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. This 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


>> Register Here


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 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



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. 




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



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 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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