Vol. 3 No 29
Campus Life Weekly
Events and Announcements for the Week of April 1, 2013

Win a Kindle Fire HD!
  
University Student Government Association (USGA)
  
  
One lucky UMB student will be chosen to win a brand new Kindle Fire HD! Just "Like" the University Student Government Association's Facebook page by April 19 for a chance to win.  
  
For more information email Angela Chiang.
I Heart UMB Day Dunk Tank Nomination    

 

Campus Life Services

 

Looking to submerge your stress? Who would you like to see dunked in a Dunk Tank at "I heart UMB Day"?

 

>> Nominate your choice here

 

Nominate your fellow students, your favorite staff and faculty members and maybe even your dean! Cast your vote for those you'd like to see submerged on Friday, April 26. This may just be the ultimate stress buster!

 

For more information email Reina Pomeroy.

 
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March Pride Alliance Meeting 

Pride Alliance and USGA 
Friday, March 29
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 203

 

The Pride Alliance is a USGA-sponsored student organization that celebrates students, faculty, and staff from across the spectrum of sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression.
  
For more information email Pride Alliance.
SUPER Officers and Liaisons Needed for Fall 2013
 

Students United for Policy, Education, and Research (SUPER)  

 

We are looking for liaisons and officers for Fall 2013. If you have an interest in health policy and health services research, get involved with SUPER. You can help spread the word about policy and research through campus-wide events and discussions.
  
If you are interested or for more information, email Karen Reider.
Community Discount Card Sales!
  
School of Pharmacy APhA-ASP 
Tuesday, March 26, Noon - 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 28, Noon - 2 p.m.
Friday, March 29, Noon - 2 p.m.
Monday, April 1, Noon - 1 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2, Noon - 1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3, Noon - 2 p.m.
Thursday, April 4, Noon - 2 p.m.  
Pharmacy Hall, 20 N Pine St. Atrium, Table 1 

 

Each discount card costs only $5! Discount from local businesses include Heidi's and Mighty Kimchi. This is a great way to help support local businesses and save money.

 

For more information visit the website or email Jamie Nguyen.
Indoor Rock Climbing

 

URecFit

Sunday, March 31

10 a.m. - noon

Johns Hopkins University

Ralph S. O'Connor Recreation Center

 

>> Register here

 

Spend a day challenging yourself while roping in and climbing to the top of John Hopkins' indoor Rockwall. You will be introduced to basic climbing skills such as knot-tying, belaying, and proper body movement and climbing technique.

 

For more information visit the website or email Sara Griggs.

Pulling Together a Community Service Event 

 

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)

Tuesday, April 2

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351

 

>> Register here

 

Are you interested in putting together a community service event? There can be many pieces as you get started. This panel discussion will spotlight student leaders who have had vast experiences with service on UMB's campus and in surrounding communities. Lunch will be provided!

 

For more information email Reina Pomeroy.

  
  
Snooze or Lose It! 

 

Wellness Hub 

Tuesday, April 2

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 311

 

>> Register here

 

Having problems falling or staying asleep? Learn about common sleep problems and ways to improve your sleep.

 

For more information visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.
  
Weight Watchers Open House 

 

University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)

Wednesday, April 3

Starts at 1 p.m.

Lower Level of Paca Pratt Building

110 South Paca St.

 

UMMC welcomes UMB community members to join in their Weight Watchers at Work Program. Please attend this open house session to learn more about the program. Engage in fun activities, learn about the proven Weight Watchers approach, the new monthly pass and how you can attend At Work meetings.
  
For more information email Regina Hogan.
         
   
Abstract Workshop 
  

Writing Center 

Wednesday, April 3

1 - 2 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 353

  

This session will help graduate students write the abstracts required for journal articles, conference papers, and fellowship applications. We will consider the elements of convincing abstracts in various disciplines. Then, students will assemble their own abstracts, piece by piece.

 

For more information visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.

The Future of Civility at UMB 

 

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)

Wednesday, April 3

Starts at 5 p.m.

SMC Campus Center Ballroom B

 

>> Register here 

 

A group of UMB students, known as the President's Fellows, will present their findings on instilling civility as a core instructional value.

 

A reception will follow the presentation.

 

For more information visit the website or email Courtney J Jones.
  
  
Pollinators 101: Let Me Tell You About the Birds and the Bees

 

UM Go Green
Thursday, April 4
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351

 

Did you know that one-third of the food you eat grows from pollination? Hear the buzz about pollinators at this workshop with Cylburn Arboretum.

 

For more information visit the website or email Tracy Gnadinger.
The Hoop House:
Urban Farming in Baltimore
  

UM Go Green

Wednesday, April 10

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351

 

What is sustainable agriculture? How can you farm in the city? Find out how Civic Works' Real Food Farm is doing it all and delivering fresh produce all over Baltimore City.
  
For more information visit the website or email Tracy Gnadinger.
MSSA Annual Spring BanquetFancy Food 

 

Muslim Students and Scholars Association (MSSA) and USGA
Tuesday, April 9
Starts at 6 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 349

 

Come join MSSA and USGA for ethnic Middle Eastern food, salad, rice, chicken and beef kabobs, stews, veggie options and much more! Free dinner will be provided.
  
For more information email Javod Gol.
Woman's Worth: Gender and Health Inequities Across a Lifespan  
  
Nurses for Global Health (NGH)
Friday, April 12
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
  
  
Join us for a Global Health Conference where we will be exploring the health conditions faced by girls and all women throughout their life. We will discuss how gender discrimination leads to worse health outcomes globally, and locally here in Baltimore. Registeration is free for students and $10 for non-students.
  
For more information visit the website or email NGH.
  
 
Instant Calm: Relaxation Techniques

 

Wellness Hub

Friday, April 12

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 311 

 

>> Register here

 

The stress of school and developing interpersonal relationships can be overwhelming. Attend this session to learn techniques to relax your mind and body.

 

For more information visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.
Reading Workshop

 

Writing Center

Friday, April 12

1 - 2 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 353

 

>> Register via email

 

Most people can describe their writing process, but very few consider how they go about reading. This workshop will focus on strategies for improving reading speed and comprehension. Space is limited, so please register by emailing Clancy Clawson.

 

To register or for more information visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
Truth Tour - Lakota Elders Take Back their Strength
   
Lakota Grandmothers and Baltimore American Indian Center
Saturday, April 13
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
113 South Broadway Baltimore, MD 21231

 

Join us as traditional Lakota elders from Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota speak out on the world stage. Listen to the elders share their stories of resistance. Join the growing grassroots campaign of people around the world to end the genocide of Lakota people.
  
  
  
Poverty Simulation
  

Interprofessional Student Learning and

Service Initiatives (ISLSI)

Monday, April 15
Noon - 2:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center Ballrooms

 

  
Have you ever wondered what it is like to live at or below the poverty line? Experience a month in the lives of more than 20% of the Baltimore City population. 
  
For more information email ISLSI.     
Save the Date - A Sister's Call

 

School of Social Work SGA

Monday, April 15

5:15 - 8 p.m.

School of Social Work Auditorium

 

A Sister's Call, will intimately tackle many issues that millions of individuals and families deal with every day. After the film, we will have a reception and Q&A session with filmmaker, Rebecca Schaper. Event is free and opened to all.
  
For more information visit the website or email Janna Zuckerman.
Let's Cook Locally

 

UM Go Green

Tuesday, April 16

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351

 

>> Register here

 

Join Chef Jerry Pellegrino from Waterfront Kitchen for a workshop on cooking with local foods.
  
For more information visit the website or email Tracy Gnadinger.
  
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Palliative Care for Older Persons: State of the Science

 

UM Center for Research on Aging 

Tuesday, April 16

1:30 - 3 p.m.

Health Science Facility II Auditorium

 

Join us for a lecture by Sean Morrison, MD Director, Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute Director, National Palliative Care Research Center, Vice Chair for Research and Professor, Departments of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York.

 

For more information email Reba Cornman.


 
Volunteers Needed: Health Fair at Notre Dame of Maryland University
  

Interprofessional Student Learning and

Service Initiatives (ISLSI)

Thursday, April 18

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

4701 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD

 

Looking for a way to give back to our communities? Volunteers are needed to participate in a health fair at Notre Dame of Maryland University. Volunteers would talk about the importance of routine screenings as well as preventative healthcare measures.

 

For more information email Alexis McClellan.
Kappa Psi 9th Annual Wing-A-Thon

 

Kappa Psi and WingStop

Friday, April 19

6 - 8 p.m.

SMC Campus Center Ballrooms

 

Wing-A-Thon is a charity chicken wing eating contest to raise money for Greenebaum Cancer Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The competition is based on which team can eat the most wings in 25 minutes.

 

For more information email Suhl A Choi.

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