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Week of November 19, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 15         

 IN THIS ISSUE
CompassionKnit Bake Sale
Homelessness and Youth in Baltimore City
Winter Coats and Sleeping Bags Donations Needed
URecFit for a Cause
Lexington Market is on Facebook
Project Feast Donations Needed
Open Access Exhibition
St. Jude Give Thanks Walk - 5K
Bookstore Champion Clothing Sale
PSLI: Measuring Success through Assessment
SUPER: Perspectives on Health Services Research and Health Policy
Dessert Festival
URecFit Holiday Hours
Kill a Watt:An Energy Assessment How To
Finals Study Strategies
Moveable Feast Volunteers Needed
Healthy Lifestyle Goals
World AIDS Day Volunteers Needed
World AIDS Day Human/Living Ribbon
Student Support Group
UM Handmade and Homemade Holiday Craft Fair
First Campus-Wide Asian Christian Group
SUPER Liaison Interest
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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CompassionKnit Bake Sale

CompassionKnit 

Friday, Nov. 16

10:30 - 3:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 203

 

Brownies, cookies, muffins, and more for sale! Proceeds from the bake sale will go towards buying knitting needles and crochet hooks for seniors in a section 8 housing center. CompassionKnit members will meet with the seniors on Saturday mornings as a community service portion of the group.

 

For more information please email Lesa Holleman.

Homelessness and Youth in Baltimore City

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)

Friday, Nov. 16

12:30 - 2 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 349

 

Attend a panel discussion on homeless youth and adolescents in Baltimore City during the National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week.

 

Lunch will be provided.

 

For more information please visit the website or email Alexis McClellan.

Winter Coats and Sleeping Bags Donations Needed
School of Social Work and Project Jump Start 

Collecting now until Saturday, Nov. 17

Donation boxes are in the lobbies of the SMC Campus Center, HS/HSL, School of Law, School of Pharmacy,  Lexington Building, and Mailroom in the School of Social Work. 

           

Please bring in coats and sleeping bags during the National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. Items will be given out directly to our homeless friends and neighbors during our November 17 event, which will take homeless-related issues to City Hall.

 

For more information please email Matt Quinlan.
URecFit for a Cause: Thanksgiving Food Drive
URecFit  

Collecting now until Monday, Nov. 19

Donation boxes are in URecFit

           

Help URecFit celebrate the season of giving thanks by donating canned and non-perishable foods. Your donations will help two deserving families in the Washington Village area.

 

For more information please visit the website or email URecFit.
Lexington Market is on Facebook

School of Social Work  

  

This year, the UM School of Social Work launched new community building initiatives at Lexington Market. The school has dedicated a Master of Social Work student through May 2013 to implement the Market's social media strategy and to activate dead space around the facility.  

 

In an effort to increase outreach to the UM campus, please like us on Facebook  and complete our short survey.  

 

Current UM students who have liked the page and completed the survey will be chosen at random to receive a gift certificate to use at any of the vendors in the Market. We look forward to your support and feedback. 

 

For more information please email Casey Brent.

Project Feast Donations Needed
Project Feast

Collecting now until Wednesday, Nov. 21

Donation boxes are in the lobbies of Howard Hall, UMMC, HSF-I, entry to School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy,  Allied Health Building, and other locations around campus 

           

Project Feast is a Thanksgiving dinner for homeless and disadvantaged persons in west Baltimore sponsored by the SOM Student Council, USGA, and the Medical Alumni Association. We are collecting clothing, shoes, blankets, toiletries, and food. Please drop off donations in the boxes located around campus.

 

For more information please email Project Feast.

Exhibit: Information for All? 
Open Access and  the High Cost of Scientific Information

Health Science and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)

Now until Wednesday, Nov. 21       

HS/HSL,Weise Gallery

 

Did you know that due to the high cost of journals, much of the scientific research reported is only available to wealthy institutions, while financially disadvantaged organizations and countries do without? Find out more at this exhibit which highlights the high cost of biomedical information and presents Open Access as an alternative.

 

For more information please visit the website or email Andrea Goldstein.

St. Jude Give Thanks Walk 5K
Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG)

Saturday, Nov. 17

Registration starts at 8 a.m.

Centennial Park 10000 Route 108, Ellicott City, MD      

 

Want to help the children at St. Jude Hospital? Join PPAG to support and raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

For more information, please visit the website or email Sujin Park.

Champion Clothing Sale

Campus Bookstore         Tee  

Now through Sunday, Nov. 18

        

Visit the Campus Bookstore for 25% off all Champion clothing.

  

For more information please visit the website or 

email Renee Lutz.

Measuring Success through Assessment

Monday, Nov. 19

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351

 

Topics discussed will include developing and meeting learning outcomes, creating feedback forms, analyzing assessment results, and implementing recommended improvements.

 

Food will be served.

 

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

Perspectives on Health Services Research
and Health Policy

Monday, Nov. 19

4 p.m.

School of Pharmacy, Room N111

 

Bruce Stuart, PhD, Executive Director, The Peter Lamy Center for Drug Therapy and Aging and Professor will discuss "Perspectives on Health Services Research and Health Policy."

  

For more information please email Karen Reider.

Dessert Festival

International Student Organization

dessertMonday, Nov. 19

6 - 9 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms 

 

Explore the taste of travel! Come satisfy your food curiosity in an exciting evening of delicious food from all over the world. This event is co-sponsored by the USGA.

 

For more information, please visit the website or 

email Yumi Nakayama.

URecFit Holiday Hours

URecFit

     

URecFit at the SMC Campus Center will close at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, and will be closed on Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23.

 

BioPark will be closed Thursday, November 22. BioPark 

will be open Friday, November 23. 

 

For more information please visit the website or email URecFit. 

Kill a Watt: An Energy Assessment How To

UM GoGreen and Wellness Hub

Monday, Nov. 26

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Green Room 

 

How can we reduce our energy consumption at work and at home? Baltimore Energy Challenge has a few ideas. Come out to this workshop and start saving energy and money.

 

For more information, please visit the website or 

email Tracy Gnadinger.

Study Strategies for Finals

Wellness Hub 

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351

 

Do finals make you nervous? Are you feeling a bit unsure of the best way to tackle this hyped up study time? Join us for an interactive workshop that provides effective study strategies for final exams.

 

For more information, please visit the website or email Deb Levi.

Moveable Feast Volunteers Needed

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI) and Student Section of Maryland Public Health Association (SMdPHA) 

Wednesday, Nov. 28

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

901 N. Milton Ave., Baltimore, MD 21203

        

Please fill out the volunteer interest survey

 

How can you give back to your community? Volunteer at the Moveable Feast. Volunteers will prepare meals in the Moveable Feast kitchen for individuals diagnosed with HIV or AIDS.

 

For more information email ISLSI.

How to Set and Achieve Healthy Lifestyle Goals

Wellness Hub  

Thursday, Nov. 29

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 311  

      

Most of us already know what we need to do to be healthier, but we can struggle with translating knowledge into action. This workshop, offered by Michelle Pearce, PhD, from the Center for Integrative Medicine, will teach helpful strategies to make and achieve healthy lifestyle goals.

 

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

World AIDS Day Volunteers Needed

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI) 

Friday, Nov. 30

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center

 

Please sign up here

        

The AIDS crisis is not over, act now by volunteering with the Office of ISLSI and JAQUES initiative for World AIDS Day. Volunteers duties range from assisting with HIV testing to acting as greeters.

 

For more information email ISLSI.

 

 

World AIDS Day Human/Living Ribbon

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI) 

Friday, Nov. 30

Ribbon formation: 12:45 p.m. and Picture: 1 pm

School of Nursing Courtyard 

        

Join us to celebrate World AIDS Day in the School of Nursing Courtyard as we form a living ribbon. Disposable red ponchos will be provided for portrait taking.

 

To express interest in this event, or for more information email ISLSI.

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.

UM Handmade and Homemade Holiday Craft Fair

University Events

Friday, Dec. 7 

11 a.m - 2:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, 2nd Floor

 

Interested in arts and craft? Support your fellow UM students, staff, faculty, and friends by checking out some great holiday gifts including holiday-themed merchandise, jewelry, greeting cards, hand-painted items, gourmet sweet treats, home accessories, and more!

 

For more information please email Holly Bowman.

First Campus-Wide Asian Christian Group

Worthy Life Christian Fellowship

Every Friday

6:30 p.m.  

Dental School, Room G305

     

Are you a Christian? Join students from different UM

schools in Bible study and fellowship.

 

Dinner will be provided

 

For more information please email Joon Yim.

Would you like to be a SUPER Liaison?
Students United for Policy, Education, and Research (SUPER
)

       leadership

SUPER members educate themselves and others on health care research and health policy issues. We are looking for liaisons to help SUPER maximize its reach within the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Social Work.

 

If you are a student in the above-mentioned schools and are interested in serving as a liaison, contact Karen Reider.

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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