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

University Store Construction Update


Pardon our dust! Starting April 15 construction will begin in the SMC Campus Center for the new UMB University Store. The entrance between the HS/HSL Library and the SMC Campus Center will be closed during the construction and noise can be expected between 7 a.m.-4 p.m.


The new campus store, the "Seven Scholars," is anticipated to open early in the fall!
Free Credit Report Reviews at the Credit Cafe!


Financial Education and Wellness

Thursdays in April (11, 18, 25)
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
HS/HSL Room LL05 (Ground Floor)
Consumers are entitled to a free credit report every 12 months. Retrieve your report and experts from Consumer Credit Counseling Services will be available to review it for free. This event is open to all students and a photo ID is required. Registration is preferred, but walk-ins welcome.
For more information visit the website or email FEW Talk. 
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.
New and Improved Student Health Website
Have questions about student health? The new student health website can help!. 
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. 
This conference will explore the complex nature of worldwide social and health inequity faced by women across the lifespan. Gain a deeper understanding of gender discrimination endured by women and girls in all aspects of life, and how this damages the community and future generations. Registration is free for students and $10 for non-students.
For more information visit the website or email NGH.
Food for Thought: Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Friday, April 12
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351


April's food for thought will be a discussion about sexual assault awareness. We will have a speaker from the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) to discuss preventing sexual violence.
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 early.


To register or for more information visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
Alpha Omega 1st Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest 


Alpha Omega
Friday, April 12
7 - 11 p.m.
MaGerk's Pub & Grill, 1061 S. Charles St.
Register in teams of four to compete for prizes in a Stuggy's Hot Dog Eating Contest. Team and general admission tickets available. Proceeds will be benefiting the Oral Cancer Foundation.
Register on the ground floor of the School of Dentistry weekdays during lunch hours until Wednesday, April 10. Register soon, entry space is limited!
For more information visit the website or email Alpha Omega. 
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


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.
Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law: Implementation of FDASIA

School of Law and School of Pharmacy 

Wednesday, April 17
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Arnold & Porter LLP
555 12th St., NW Washington, DC 20004


This free conference by the Francis King Carey School of Law and the School of Pharmacy will provide a forum for students and professionals to discuss important FDA legal and policy issues. Topics include implementation of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) and FDA involvement in drug shortages and pharmacy compounding. 
For more information visit the website or email James Valentine.  
Opportunities in Latin America and the U.S. 

Latin American Solidarity Organization and Sin Fronteras  
Wednesday, April 17
4 - 5:45 p.m.
School of Social Work, Room 4E14 


Come and meet representatives of local and international organizations who work in Latin America and here in the U.S. They will share information about volunteer, service learning and career opportunities. Students from all schools are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.
For more information email Susan Cruz.
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.
Geriatric Case Discussion and Dinner 

UM Center for Research on Aging 

Thursday, April 18

Starts at 5:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 349


RSVP by April 12


Join us for the interactive case presentation, panel and dinner with UM and Hopkins faculty and students. The case presentation is on end of life decision making. The presenters are Peter Abadir, MD; Chanel Agness, PharmD; John Cagle, PhD, MSW; Thomas Finucane, MD, Matthew McNabney, MD and Jack Schwartz, JD.


For more information visit the website or  email Reba Cornman.

Motivational Enhancement & Commitment to Change

Center for Integrative Medicine Thursday, April 18

5:30 - 7 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351


Michael Earley, PhD candidate in psychology at UMBC and graduate assistant at the Center for Integrative Medicine, will address what we know about change, what makes it so difficult to accomplish, and what we can do to maximize our chances of success.


For more information email Hillary Edwards.
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.

Yoga on the Hill
Saturday, April 20
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Federal Hill Park
A great view is paired with a great workout! Join us for a morning of yoga on scenic federal hill with instructor Marissa Walsh.  Registration is free!


For more information visit the website or email Sara Griggs.
Earth Week - Volunteers Needed

UM Go Green
Monday- Friday, April 22-26 


Want to recycle, plant a fruit tree, work at an urban garden, and more? Celebrate Earth Week at the University of Maryland, Baltimore by volunteering your time for sustainability!
To sign up, email UM Go Green  
Project Jump Start End of Year Meeting


Project Jump Start and USGA

Thursday, April 25

5:30 - 7 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 311


End of the year wrap up and nominations, elections for leadership positions. 


For more information email Beth Zucconi. 

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