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Week of November 26, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 16         

 IN THIS ISSUE
URecFit Holiday Hours
Lexington Market is on Facebook
Online Writing Consultations
Kill a Watt:An Energy Assessment How To
Political Standpoints of HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS in the Elderly
Deepsouth Documentary
Finals Study Strategies
Moveable Feast Volunteers Needed
American Indian Heritage Month
Chili Cookoff Fundraiser
Facing AIDS photo Campaign
Healthy Lifestyle Goals
Pow Wow
TrHIVia Night
World AIDS Day Volunteers Needed
Confidential HIV Testing and Care Services
World AIDS Day: HIV Lunch and Learn Session
World AIDS Day: Resource & Involvement Fair
World AIDS Day Week: HIV/AIDS and Mental Disabilities
World AIDS Day Human/Living Ribbon
Student Support Group
Fitness Fever Interest Meeting
USAD Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration
UM Handmade and Homemade Holiday Craft Fair
Joint Call For Auditons: "For Colored Girls" and "Vagina Monologues"
SUPER Liaison Interest
Racquetball Instructors Wanted
CompassionKnit
First Campus-Wide Asian Christian Group
Tutor with ABAE
Sport Club Program
Fall Workshops at the HS/HSL
URecFit Check-In and Win
Stay in Touch
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URecFit Holiday Hours

URecFit

     

URecFit at the SMC Campus Center is closed today, Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23.

 

URecFit at the BioPark will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22. BioPark will be open Friday, Nov. 23. 

 

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.

Online Writing Consultations

Writing Center 

  

Would you like to visit the Writing Center but are rarely on campus? The Writing Center now offers web-based writing consultations.

 

For more information please visit the website.

Kill a Watt: An Energy Assessment How To

UM Go Green 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.

Political Standpoint of HIV/AIDS and Treatment Gaps

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)  Monday, Nov. 26

Noon - 1 p.m.

School of Pharmacy, N103

 

Dr. Neha Sheth Pandit (SOP) and Alexandra Allie Reitz (JACQUES Initiative of the Institute of Human Virology, UMB - SOM), will lead a discussion on the often-veiled political standpoint of HIV/AIDS in the community and existing treatment gaps for patient populations.

 

Lunch is provided.

 

For more information, please visit the website or email ISLSI. 

World AIDS Day Week: Forum - HIV/AIDS in the Elderly

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)   Monday, Nov. 26

1 - 1:50 p.m. 

School of Pharmacy, N103

 

Anna Fowlkes will be providing an educational seminar concerning HIV/AIDS in the elderly population.

 

For more information, please visit the website or email ISLSI. 

World AIDS Day Week: Deepsouth Documentary

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI) Monday, Nov. 26

5:30 - 8 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms 

 

In association with World AIDS day we will be offering a movie screening and Q&A with the director of Deepsouth, a documentary that follows four individuals as they redefine southern values. 

 

For more information, please visit the website or 

email ISLSI.

Study Strategies for Finals

Educational Support and Disability Services

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.

American Indian Heritage Month: 
Two Spirit Then and Now: Restoring Our Place of Honor 

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)    

Wednesday, Nov. 28

5 - 7 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Room 351  

  

>>Please RSVP

      

Come join speaker Harlan Pruden, co-founder of the Northeast Two-Spirit Society in New York City, as he explains Native and two-spirit approaches to gender and sexuality both historic and contemporary.

 

Refreshments provided.  

 

For more information please visit the website or email ISLSI.

World AIDS Day Week: Chili Cookoff Fundraiser

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)      

Wednesday, Nov. 27

11 a.m - 2 p.m. 

School of Pharmacy, Atrium

World AIDS Day: Facing AIDS Photo Campaign
Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)
Nov. 27, 28 and 29

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

School of Pharmacy, Atrium

 

Friday, Nov. 30

11 a.m. - 4 p.m

SMC Campus Center,1st Floor Floor Fireplace Lounge

 

Faculty, staff, students, and community members are encouraged to be part of a national campaign to reduce stigma and share why and how they are facing AIDS. In support of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, there will be an interactive photo booth to carry out this awareness building activity.  

 

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

Pow Wow

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)    

Thursday, Nov. 29

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

School of Nursing Courtyard

Rain Location: SMC Campus Center, 1st Floor  

      

Come join us for a festival of dancing, singing, and socializing to learn more about American Indian culture. 

 

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

World AIDS Day Week: TrHIVia Night

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)      

Thursday, Nov. 29

5 - 8 p.m.

Frank & Nic's West End Grille, 511 West Pratt St.

      

Come join us for HIV trivia night! Enjoy good company, food, and trivia. Prizes for the winning team!

 

For more information please visit the website or email ISLSI.

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.

Confidential HIV Testing and Care Services
JACQUES Initiative

Friday, Nov. 30

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, 3rd Floor

 

Trained volunteers and staff from JACQUES Initiative will provide free HIV testing. Testing is open to UM students, faculty, staff and community members. 

 

For more information please visit the website or email ISLSI.

World AIDS Day: HIV Lunch and Learn Session

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI) 

Friday, Nov. 30

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B

 

  

UM Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend this Lunch and Learn session. The role of the current and emerging professional in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy will be discussed in an interdisciplinary and interactive format. Facilitators will provide local context about the current HIV epidemic here in Baltimore.

 

For more information please visit the website or email ISLSI. 

World AIDS Day: Resource & Involvement Fair

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (IS LSI) 

Friday, Nov. 30

Noon - 2 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, 1st Floor Fireplace Lounge  

 

This fair will include information on HIV and AIDS, linkage to service, and ways to get involved. This will also be the site for the Facing AIDS photo campaign and registrations for the UM Living Ribbon.

 

For more information please visit the website or email ISLSI.

World AIDS Day Week: HIV/AIDS and Mental Disabilities

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (IS LSI) 

Friday, Nov. 30

1 - 1:50 p.m.

School of Pharmacy, N111  

 

Dr. Heather Free will be discussing working in a clinical setting with patients living with HIV/AIDS who also have mental disabilities.

  

For more information please visit the web or email ISLSI.  

World AIDS Day Human/Living Ribbon

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives  (ISLSI) 

Friday, Nov. 30

Ribbon formation: 12:45 p.m. andPicture: 1 p.m.

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.

Fitness Fever Interest Meeting

URec Fit 

Wednesday, Dec. 5 

5 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351

 

Join us for an interest meeting for Fitness Fever, an 8-week program intended to assist participants with weight loss and to adopt a healthier lifestyle. 

 

For more information please email Eric Barron.

USAD Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration

United Students of African Descent

Thursday, Dec. 6 

6 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 349

 

Join us as we go over the seven principles, symbols and meaning of Kwanzaa. This event is USGA co-sponsored.

 

Food will be served.  

 

For more information please email Suzanne Grey.

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.

Joint Call For Auditions: "For Colored Girls" and "Vagina Monologues"

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)

Monday, Dec. 10 

5-7 p.m. or by an appointment

SMC Campus Center, Room 351 

 

Interested in showing off your acting skills? ISLSI is holding joint auditions for the plays "For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf" and the "Vagina Monologues."

 

Sign up for auditions here or email Alexis McClellan.

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.

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.

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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