Vol. 3 No 24
Campus Life Weekly
Events and Announcements for the Week of Feb. 25, 2013

Lexington Market Facebook Promotion


School of Social Work


This year the UMB School of Social Work launched new community building initiatives at Lexington Market. In an effort to increase outreach to the UMB campus, please like the Facebook page and complete the survey. 
Current UMB 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. If you have already completed the survey and want to be entered to receive a gift certificate, make sure you 'liked' the official Lexington Market page.


Black Aesthetic I


Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI) and

Organization of African-American Students in Social Work (OASIS)

Friday, Feb. 22

6 - 7 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, 2nd Floor Lounge


>> Register here


In celebration of Black History Month, come join our spotlight artist, Ernest Shaw, whose work appeared at Eubie Blake Cultural Center for The Black Male Identity Project, for an art exhibition and reception. We will be collecting donations to benefit Promise Heights.


Refreshments will be provided.


For more information visit the website or email Duane Haley.
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.
Meet and Greet
WorthyLife Christian Fellowship
Tuesday, Feb. 26
5 - 6 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B

Come meet and get to know students from all the other schools at UMB. 

Snacks will be provided.

For more information email Joon Yim.
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.


Rally to Prevent Gun Violence
Marylanders To Prevent Gun Violence
Friday, March 1
Bus leaves from School of Social Work at 9:15 a.m.
Rally starts at 10:30 a.m.
Lawyer's Mall, Annapolis, MD
Join students and advocates from across Maryland as we rally in support of common-sense proposals to reduce gun violence. Homemade signs supporting gun violence prevention are encouraged.
For more information visit the website or email  Robi Rawl.
International Student Employment
International Services
Friday, March 1
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
This workshop will help  F and J students learn about employment benefits and how and when to apply. We'll review CPT, OPT, academic training, and on-campus employment. Students graduating this spring should attend as we'll discuss the OPT application process. 

Lunch will be provided.
For more information visit the website or email Betsy Lane.
Back to Work/School Breastfeeding Class


Wellness Hub
Monday, March 4
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Scool of Medicine, HSF 1, Room 216
Learn basic information mothers need to prepare and implement successful breastfeeding at work or school. Users of the lactation centers at UM will share helpful tips. This class is open to all students, faculty, post-docs, and staff.
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.
Focused & Motivated Webinar 
Be Informed Series: Direct Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Your Profession 

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

Tuesday, March 5

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 311


A panel of expert facilitators will discuss the direct impact of the Affordable Care Act on student health insurance & the professions - Dentistry, Medicine, and Nursing.


For more information visit the website or email OSDL.
Self Esteem Boosters


Wellness Hub
Wednesday, March 6
12:15 - 1: 15 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311
Learn how to overcome negative thinking patterns and become more confident. Challenge the simplistic view that confidence is a trait you were either born with or without.
The 2nd Biennial Henrietta Lacks Symposium: 
The Dignity of Difference
University Events  
Thursday, March 7
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
School of Nursing Auditorium and SMC Campus Center
The symposium will feature a keynote address by Harriet Washington, author of Medical Apartheid, an interactive panel of campus school deans and dignitaries, and an artistic presentation by Rick Guidotti of Positive Exposure.
The Backyard Gardener


UM Go Green and Wellness Hub

Monday, March 11

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Green Room



Get ready to start your own garden with help from the University of Maryland Extension.


Rock the Smokeout Band Recruitment


Students Promoting Awareness (SPA)

Sign-up deadline: March 15 at 11:59 p.m.


>> Email SPA to sign-up


Calling all bands! Want to compete for awesome prizes while promoting smoking cessation? Sign up to perform at Rock the Smokeout, the annual student-run charity concert at Pickles Pub! Proceeds benefit the American Lung Association. 


For more information email SPA.

Tutor with ABAE


10 a.m. - Noon
Pharmacy Hall, 2nd Floor


Come tutor middle school and high school students with ABAE. Breakfast will be served at 9:45 AM.
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

Starts at Noon

URecFit Pratt 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!


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