Vol. 3 No 21
Campus Life Weekly
Events and Announcements for the Week of Feb. 4, 2013

Paint UMB Purple
 
Campus Life Services
Friday, Feb. 1
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center Fireplace Lounge

Join us for a Super Bowl pre-party to celebrate the Ravens and kick off the new semester. There will be free food, music, campus organization booths, and lots of Ravens spirit, so make sure to wear purple. Don't miss this opportunity to meet and mingle with other students, see more of what the campus has to offer, and get rallied up for the weekend!

 
For more information email Deborah Levi.
Is Faith in God Unreasonable?  
  
Christian Legal Society, Christian Social Work Fellowship, Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association    

Friday, Feb. 1

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B 

  

UMB Christian Fellowships are pleased to host a viewing of this live streamed debate of Alex Rosenberg vs. William Lane Craig. Please consider joining us!
  
For more information visit the website or email Kinbo Lee.
  
Beach Bound
  
URecFit
Friday, Feb. 1 - Friday, May 3
  
Log your biking, running, or rowing miles to win cool prizes!
  
For more information visit the website or email Anna Roskowinski.
Spring Festival Celebration
   

Chinese Student & Scholar Association 

Saturday, Feb. 2

5:30 - 9 p.m.

Pharmacy Hall Atrium & MSTF 2nd floor auditorium

  

Authentic Chinese buffet food will be served in the Pharmacy Hall Atrium. The Celebration gala will be held in MSTF, and will include a live band, dancing, and much more. Three prizes will be raffled off.

This event is co-sponsored by USGA.
  
For more information email Xiujuan Peng.
Back to Work/School Breastfeeding Class
   

Wellness Hub

Monday, Feb. 4

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 311

  

Learn basic information mothers need to prepare and implement successful breastfeeding at work or school. Users of the lactation centers will share helpful tips. This class is open to all students, faculty, post-docs, and staff.
 
  
For more information email Hillary Edwards.
Welcome Amanda Skowron, PsyD 
  

Student Counseling Center

 

Dr. Skowron is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and Maryland and recently started her position at the Student Counseling Center. Her clinical interests include mindfulness-based interventions, group psychotherapy, stress management, and the treatment of anxiety, interpersonal relationship concerns, and grief and loss. She currently leads the Counseling Center's Mindfulness Meditation and Stress Reduction Series.

 

Dr. Skowron can be reached at askowron@umaryland.edu or (410) 328-8404.

Mindfulness Meditation and Stress Reduction Series
  
Student Counseling Center
Monday, Feb. 4
2:30 - 4 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 349
  
The four-week 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 an interest in mindful solutions.
  
For more information email Dr. Amanda Skowron.
 
   
Conversation, Communication &
Culture (C3)
  
International Services & 
The Writing Center
Wednesday, Feb. 6
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
  
Explore intercultural communication, discuss different approaches to topics between countries, and practice English language conversation skills. 
  
For more information email Amy Ramirez.
International Student Employment Workshop 
  
International Services
Friday, Feb. 8
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
  
This workshop will provide international students with information about employment benefits they are eligible for, how to apply, and timing issues. Students graduating this Spring should attend as we will discuss applying for OPT.
 
Lunch will be provided.  
  
For more information email Betsy Lane.
  
 
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life
 
Wellness Hub
Thursday, Feb. 7
10 - 11 a.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311
 
Transform your life by transforming your thoughts. Learn evidence-based strategies to change habitual thinking patterns and practice these strategies during the workshop.
  
For more information visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.
Combatting the Urban Food Desert
 
Wellness Hub and UM Go Green 
Thursday, Feb. 7
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
 
Join the Wellness Hub and UM Go Green in a conversation with the Center for a Liveable Future about improving food security in Baltimore. 
  
 
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life
 
Wellness Hub
Thursday, Feb. 7
10 - 11 a.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311
 
Transform your life by transforming your thoughts. Learn evidence-based strategies to change habitual thinking patterns and practice these strategies during the workshop.
  
For more information visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.
Combatting the Urban Food Desert
 
Wellness Hub and UM Go Green 
Thursday, Feb. 7
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
 
Join the Wellness Hub and UM Go Green in a conversation with the Center for a Liveable Future about improving food security in Baltimore. 
  
For more information visit the website or email Tracy Gnadinger.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month Commemoration
  
University Events
Thursday, Feb. 7
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
MSTF Auditorium, 685 W. Baltimore Street
  
  
Our speaker will be Larry Gibson, LLB, UM Francis King Carey Law School Professor and author of Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court JusticeJoin us after the program for a book signing with Larry Gibson. Registration is required.
  
For more information email University Events.

Be Informed Series: Affordable Care Act & The Workforce

 

Students United for Policy Education and Research (SUPER), Student Development & Leadership, USGA, and Graduate Nursing Association (GNA)  

Friday, Feb. 8

1 - 2 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 311

 

Dr. Carlessia Hussein, Director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities from the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene will discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act on health care professionals.
   

For more information visit the website or email OSDL.

  
  
What's in a Name?
  
UM Bookstore
  
Deadline: Friday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m.
  
  
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)'s campus bookstore will be moving to the SMC Campus Center. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and UMMC employees have the opportunity to name the new bookstore and win a $350 gift card if your submission is selected.
  
For more information email Jenny Owens.
Grad Fair 2013 

 

UM Bookstore

Monday, Feb. 11 - Tuesday, Feb. 12

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Order your cap and gown, school ring, announcements, nursing pin, and personalized stein. Receive 10% off Diploma frames during Feb. 11-12. Order your cap and gown at the Grad Fair to be entered into a drawing for great prizes. Drawing will be held on Feb. 13.

 

For more information please visit the website or email Renee Lutz.
Be Informed Series: Accessible Care for All  
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Students United for Policy Education and Research (SUPER), Student Development & Leadership, USGA, and Graduate Nursing Association (GNA)

 

Thursday, Feb. 7

5:30 - 7 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 311

 

Peter Beilenson, MD, MPH, former Baltimore City Health Commissioner and former Howard County Health Officer will discuss "Narrowing the Gap: Accessible Care for All," a Healthy Howard Initiative & Evergreen MD Program.

 

For more information visit the website or email OSDL.

Spring Diploma Application Deadline
   
Office of the Registrar
Application deadline: Sunday, Feb. 10
  
Graduating this spring?  To file a diploma or certificate application, login to SURFS. You can find the application in the Student Records area.
  
For more information email Tom Day.
Study Strategies for Lecture

 

Educational Support and Disability Services
Tuesday, Feb. 12
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353
  
This interactive workshop is for students with ADHD, learning disabilities, or anyone who wants to examine their study habits for maximum effectiveness.
  
For more information visit the website or email Deborah Levi.
Support Group
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Understanding Self and Others Group
  
Student Counseling Center
Monday Group 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday Group 3 - 4:30 pm
  
Want to better understand yourself and how you relate to other people? Consider joining the Understanding Self and Others Group, open to current UMB students. 

 

For more information email Dr. Howard.
Grief Group   
  
Student Counseling Center
Begins Wednesday, Feb. 20
4 - 5:30 p.m.
  
This group encourages mutual support and understanding by providing an environment where participants can discuss topics related to grief and explore their feelings and how they are coping. 

 

For more information email Dr. Howard.
Stress Management Research Study 
 
Center for Integrative Medicine
Wednesdays, Feb. 27 & March 3, 13, & 27
Noon - 2:30 p.m.
East Hall, 520 W. Lombard St.

This study will teach breathing-based mindfulness skills and test changes in bio-markers. 
 
A light lunch will be served.

For more information email Deb Tabor.

   
New Year, New Start: Wellness Coaching Available

 

Wellness Hub

 

It's the new year, so why not get a new start? Working with a coach enables students to achieve personal and profession growth while working on their degrees. Goals may include balancing work/life commitments, changing health habits, improving communication, increasing productivity, and much more!
  
For more information visit the website or email the Wellness Hub.
Exciting New Dining at the 
SMC Campus Center 
 
CulinArt To-Go

CulinArt To-Go, on the first floor of the SMC Campus Center, brews Starbucks coffee and serves quick meals and snacks. CulinArt To-Go is open weekdays from

6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

CulinArt Café

The full-service CulinArt Café on the second floor of the SMC Campus Center is open weekdays from 7 - 10 a.m. for breakfast and 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. for lunch. A full assortment of hot and cold meals, beverages, and snacks are served.  

 

>>View today's menu here

 

Catering

For meetings and events, CulinArt Catering provides an extensive selection of breakfast, luncheon, refreshment, snack, and buffet options to meet the needs and budget of your group. To learn more about catering options, please contact Lindsay Winn at (410) 706-0484 or catering@umaryland.edu.

  
Volunteer Opportunity
 
Project Jump Start
Every Tuesday and Friday at 5:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Lower Level Room 001

Come help prepare and deliver bag lunches to the hungry and homeless in our local community.

For more information email Beth Zucconi.
Campus-Wide Christian Fellowship 
 
WorthyLife Christian Fellowship
Every Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Dental School, Room G305

Join us at the first campus-wide Christian group to meet students from other schools. 

Dinner will be provided! 

For more information email Joon Yim.

  
  
ABAE Tutoring

 

ABAE
Saturdays
10 a.m. - noon
Pharmacy Hall, 2nd Floor,
20 N Pine Street 
  
Come tutor high school and middle school students on Saturday mornings with ABAE!
  
For more information visit the website or email Kendrix Nguyen.
Volunteers Needed: CASE Supplemental Sex Education Initiative

 

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI)

 

Would you like an opportunity to educate middle school students on safe sex practices? SNMA and ISLSI are implementing the CASE Supplemental Sex Education Initiative in a Baltimore City School and volunteers are needed.

 

For more information email ISLSI.

 

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