Vol. 3 No 23
Campus Life Weekly
Events and Announcements for the Week of Feb. 18, 2013

 Be Informed Series: Exchanges and Health Enterprise Zones

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

Friday, Feb. 15
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311


Frank Kolb, Director of Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Policy, will discuss exchanges and health enterprise zones. Join us to find out more.


For more information visit the website or email OSDL.
Argument Workshop
Writing Center
Friday, Feb. 15
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353
Though important, no amount of grammatical correctness can cover up a shoddy idea; a well-crafted argument is the basis of successful and persuasive writing. This workshop will address the fundamentals of analyzing and crafting arguments.
For more information visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
Jansport Clothing Sale
25 % Off
Monday, Feb. 18 - Friday, Feb. 22
Receive 25% off Jansport clothing at the Bookstore from Monday, Feb. 18 through Friday, Feb. 22. 
For more information visit the website or
Be Informed Series: Direct Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Your Profession 


SUPER, Student Development & Leadership, USGA,  GNA, and SHLO

Monday, Feb. 18
5:30 - 7 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311
A panel of expert facilitators will discuss the direct impact of the Affordable Care Act on the professions - Law, Pharmacy and Social Work.  
For more information visit the website or email OSDL.
R.A.D. Basic Self - Defense for Women
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 19 - March 28
Noon - 1 p.m. or 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
HSHSL, Room LL02
This program is a hands-on course designed to emphasize confidence and self discipline while developing and enhancing options of self-defense. This course will teach basic self-defense techniques and emphasize common sense approaches to safety on campus.
Finishing the Dissertation
Writing Center
Tuesday, Feb. 19
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353
Finishing a dissertation can be just as nerve wrecking as beginning one. This workshop will look at strategies for finishing your manuscript and preparing it for submission.
For more information visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
Aging Across America:
A Personal Perspective by
Dr. Jeffery Levine, MD

UM Geriatrics and Gerontology
Education and Research Program of
The Graduate School, Health Sciences
& Human Services Library
Tuesday, Feb. 19
4 p.m.
HS/HSL Gladhill Board Room

The Aging Across America photography exhibit chronicling the lives of older adults in the United States will be displayed in the HS/HSL Weise Gallery from Feb. 4 - March 15. Join the exhibition photographer, Jeffery Levine, MD for a lecture about the exhibit, followed by a reception in the Weise Gallery.

For more information visit the website or email Reba Cornman.
Intramural Indoor Soccer Entry Deadline

Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m.
Make sure to register in time for Intramural Indoor Soccer! Registration must take place online at IMLeagues.com.

For more information, email Sara Griggs.

Adult CPR and AED



Tuesday, Feb. 19

5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351


>> Register here 


This hands-on skills training prepares participants to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults.


For more information visit the website or email Jimmy Heiner.
sad man on steps 
Understanding Self and Others Group


Student Counseling Center
Monday Group 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday Group 3 - 4:30 p.m.
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.

Be Informed Series: Transparency and Accountability in Health Care


SUPER, Student Development & Leadership, USGA, GNA, and SHLO

Wednesday, Feb. 20
6 - 7 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311
Martin Makary, MD, MPH, surgeon and faculty member at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and bestselling author will discuss transparency and accountability in health care.
For more information visit the website or email OSDL.
Apples, Peaches, and Plums: The Baltimore Orchard Project
UM Go Green and Wellness Hub
Thursday, Feb. 21
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351

How can we bring fresh fruit to all residents in our city? Join us and the Baltimore Orchard Project to find out!

For more information, visit the website or email Tracy Gnadinger.
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf
Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)
Friday, Feb. 22
7 - 9 p.m.
SMC Campus Center Ballrooms 


Follow the lives of seven women of color, as they reflect on their happiness, their sadness, and their growth into womanhood. Donations will be collected in lieu of admissions. Proceeds will benefit Promise Heights.


For more information visit the website or email Alexis McClellan. 
Diet Myths: How to Spring Break Them    
Wellness Hub
Monday, Feb. 25
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311 
Have you noticed the social pressure to diet prior to spring break? Learn why this approach is counterproductive for long term weight loss and harmful to your mental health.
Gender Violence in Baltimore


Nurses for Global Health, USGA, GNA and
Office of Global Health
Monday, Feb. 25
1 - 2 p.m. 
SMC Campus Center, Room 353
Come learn about gender violence in Baltimore, with Linda Kelly, the clinical program manager of SAFE which helps victims of sexual violence.
For more information email Pujeeta Pfau.
Student Lobby Day


University System of Maryland Student Council
Thursday, Feb. 28
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
House of Delegates Office Building  Annapolis, MD
USM Student Council encourages you to join students from other higher education institutions in Maryland to rally in Annapolis in support of fully funding higher education in Maryland.


For more information visit the website or email Mike Lurie.
Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness


Wellness Hub
Thursday, Feb. 28
Noon - 1:15 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311
Why are some people happier than others? Can happiness be learned? Evidence is accumulating that specific behaviors can increase our optimism and happiness. Come learn about the science of happiness and what you can do in your own life to increase your happiness quotient with Dr. Delia Chiaramonte.


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.
Opportunity for Interprofessional Collaboration: Work with Nutrition & Families in the Latino Community

Social Work Community Outreach Services & The Wolfe Street Academy
Beginning in March, Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m.
245 S. Wolfe St. in Upper Fells Point
The Wolfe Street Academy is planning a brief interprofessional nutrition education forum for our students and families focusing on snack foods from bodegas/tiendas. The content and format of the sessions will be determined by the project's team. Spanish-speaking volunteers are appreciated, but not required. Time commitment is minimal, and times and dates are flexible, so please join us for this rewarding volunteer opportunity!

For more information, email Morgan Pardue.
Writing for Wellness Workshop


Center for Integrative Medicine
Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19 & 26
3:30 - 5 p.m. 
SMC Campus Center, Room 223
When everything in your life feels out of control, writing can help. Be guided through a series of therapeutic writing exercises and read select pieces of literature as a source of inspiration. Limited seating. Registration is free to UMB students ($5 for journal and pen); $150 others (journal and pen included).


For more information visit the website or email Rebekah Owens.
SNDA 5th Annual Oral Cancer 5K Walk/Run
Student National Dental Association (SNDA)
Saturday, April 20
Starts at 9 a.m.
Druid Hill Park
2600 Madison Ave., Baltimore, MD
This event is to raise funds on behalf of the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF). Participants can register as individuals or teams on our website. The person who raises the most money over $2,000 for this walk will win an iPad 3!

For more information visit the website or email Lindsay Roberts.
Dodge for Diabetes



Saturday, April 27

Statrs at Noon

URecFit Gym basketball courts


Interested in competing in a dodgeball tournament for a good cause? Come to Dodge for Diabetes. This tournament is open to all schools and proceeds will benefit Camp Possibilities, a camp for kids with diabetes. There will be a raffle and penny wars, so bring your loose change!


Submission Guidelines
Campus Life Weekly is a weekly email publication to help promote campus events and interprofessional programs. 

>> Submit an Event
Join Our Mailing List
Stay Connected to Campus Life
Like us on Facebook         Follow us on Twitter