Vol. 3 No 32
Campus Life Weekly
Events and Announcements for the Week of April 22, 2013

Spring Break Photo Contest

Campus Life & CulinArt

The contest album has been posted on the Campus Life Facebook page. "Likes" will be accepted through 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. "Like" your favorite photos to vote. Remember that votes only count if both the Facebook page and the photo has been "liked." 

Prizes are CulinArt gift cards for $50 for the winner and $25 for the runner-up.

For more information and contest details, visit the website.
Don't Get Locked Out! 
As of Tuesday, July 16th, 2013, if you don't have a UMID you could get locked out of your favorite campus system or app. See the lead story in the new issue of CITS Bits for details. CITS Bits is the newsletter of the Center for IT Services.
For more information visit the website or email Brook Botvin. 

University Events
The University-wide commencement ceremony is Friday, May 17.
For information regarding commencement including parking, hotel rates, restaurant offers, academic procession, and ceremony information, visit the website or email University Events
UM shuttle Focus Groups                                            


Parking and Transportation Services

Tuesday, April 23

SMC Campus Center Elm Rooms

Group Session Times: 11 a.m. - noon,
12:10 - 1:10 p.m., and 1:20 to 2:20 p.m.


>> Register here


We want to hear from you! The UM shuttle has served over 45,000 students, faculty, and staff since its inaugural run in August 2012. Are you a rider? What do you think about UM shuttle routes, accessibility, and safety? Contribute your ideas in a UM shuttle focus group. Registration is required and space is limited. Lunch will be provided.


For more information visit the website.
Art Exhibition and
Silent Auction  


President's Outreach Council

Friday, April 19 through Friday, May 10

Opening Reception: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
HS/HSL Weise Gallery
Submit your bid for original artwork.
Bidding closes at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Proceeds support partner schools and Club UMD, a youth leadership program supported by mentors from among UM students, faculty, and staff.
For more information email Brian Sturdivant.
Pride Alliance
Friday, April 19

7 - 9 p.m.

Patterson Bowling Center

2105 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD 21231


$10 gets you two rounds of bowling and food. BYO wine and beer. Friends and significant others are welcome to attend.
For more information email UMB Pride Alliance.
Baltimore Reads Children's Book Drive


Baltimore Reads
Now thorugh Wednesday, May 1
School of Nursing Ground Floor, School of Dentistry Ground Floor, Pharmacy Hall Atrium, and School of Law Main Lobby 
Donate new or like-new children's books for Books for Kids Day sponsored by the literacy program Baltimore Reads. All donations must be made by May 1st and donation boxes are located in the listed locations.


For more information visit the website or email Courtney Ruegner.
UM Children's Hospital, BAYADA Pediatrics, Rosedale Federal, and Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders (GFPD)   
Sunday, April 21
On-site registration: 8 a.m. 
Race begins: 9 a.m.
Patterson Park, 498 N Linwood Ave.


Join us for a 5K fun run/walk benefiting children with peroxisomal disorders.
For more information visit the website or email Alex MacKerell. 

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  
Earth Day Film Screening: HOME


Wellness Hub

Monday, April 22

5:30 - 7 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351


Join us for a sustainably-sourced dinner and a film screening of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's 2009 documentary HOME, which takes us to over fifty different countries to show us a visually stunning perspective of the world we live in, and what is at stake if we continue consuming as we do.  


For more information visit the website or email Hillary Edwards. 

APAMSAfest Fundraiser


Asian Pacific American Student Association (APAMSA) 

Tuesday, April 23

Noon - 2 p.m.

School of Nursing Courtyard

Rain Location: MSTF Auditorium


Come join the School of Medicine's Asian Pacific American Student Association for their annual fundraiser, APAMSAfest! We will be selling delicious, home-made Asian dishes, desserts, and bubble tea and raising money for charity. Bring your friends, small bills, and an empty stomach!


For more information email Baijia Jiang.

USAD's Annual Jazz Fusion
United Students of African Descent (USAD) and USGA
Tuesday, April 23
6:30 - 9 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 349


Join us for the annual Jazz Fusion. The event will showcase local musical talents including a live jazz band. Free food and drinks for UMB students. Ticket price for non-UMB students is $5/person.


For more information email Ihuoma Nwachukwu.

Surviving the Holocaust: A Personal Reflection


Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives
Tuesday, April 23
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Elm Room B
This historical lecture will shed light on a lifetime of tenacity and strength. Speaker Mr. Alfred Traum, will discuss his childhood experience that saved his life, Kindertransport. This experience transported thousands of children from Nazi Germany-controlled areas to safety in Great Britain.


For more information visit the website or email Aaron Burgess 
DEA Drug Take Back Day


American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Students Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) Generation Rx  

Wednesday, April 24 and Saturday, April 27
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

School of Pharmacy, 20 N. Pine St.


APhA's Generation Rx is hosting the DEA Drug Take-Back day in collaboration with the campus police department. The community will have the opportunity to turn in their expired and unwanted medications for safe disposal by the government.


For more information visit the website or email Rilwan Badamas.
F/J international Student and Scholar Travel Workshop
International Services
Wednesday, April 24
Noon- 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
F and J international students and scholars planning recent travel abroad should attend this workshop. We'll discuss the requirements for traveling outside of and returning to the U.S. in valid status and review the visa application process. Lunch will be provided.
For more information visit the website or email Betsy Lane.
Storm Drain Stenciling

UM Go Green and Blue Water Baltimore 
Thursday, April 25
Start at 10 a.m.
SMC Campus Center


Volunteer to stencil storm drains for Earth Week and to keep trash out of the Bay!
Plant a Tree


UM Go Green and Baltimore Orchard Project 

Thursday, April 25

Starts at Noon

Southwest Baltimore Charter School

1300 Herkimer St. Baltimore, MD 21223

Plant fruit trees in the local community with Baltimore Orchard Project and students from Southwest Baltimore Charter!
For more information visit the website or email email Tracy Gnadinger. 
World Fest 2013 


International Student Organization (ISO) and USGA
Thursday, April 25
6 - 9 p.m.
SMC Campus Center Elm Rooms


Join us for a fun and exciting evening filled with delicious food, music, talent show and fashion show from all over the world! There will be raffle prizes throughout the event.

For more information email Sena Ekici.
Rock the Smokeout 


Students Promoting Awareness (SPA) and USGA
Thursday, April 25
7 - 10 p.m.
Pickles Pub, 520 Washington Blvd


Students Promoting Awareness from the School of Pharmacy and USGA present the annual battle of the bands charity concert, Rock the Smokeout. The night will be filled with music, food, prizes and resources to promote tobacco cessation!
For more information visit our Facebook page or  email Sue Lee.
Real Food Farm Workday


UM Go Green 

Friday, April 26

9 a.m. - Noon

Real Food Farm

2701 St Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213


Volunteer your time at an urban farm! Activities include planting, weeding, invasive species removal, hoophouse construction, compost spreading, bed preparation, fruit tree planting, and lots more. Bring a water bottle, close-toed shoes, and work clothes.

For more information visit the website or email Tracy Gnadinger.
Pride Alliance Meeting


Pride Alliance 

Friday, April 26

Noon - 1 p.m.

HSF II, Room S400


Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join us to celebrate those from across the spectrum of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
For more information email UMB Pride Alliance.
I Heart UMB Day


Campus Life Stressbusters

Friday, April 26 (Rain date: Monday, April 29)
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
School of Nursing Lawn and SMC Campus Center Courtyard


Come join us for an afternoon of fun! There will be an inflatable obstacle course, mini golf, tie dye stations, a dunk tank, photo booth, carnival style food, and much more! Have fun now. Study later!


For more information visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.
Kappa Psi's 7th Annual Drug Spelling Bee Competition     


Kappa Psi
Friday, April 26
5 - 7:30 p.m.
Pharmacy Hall, 20 N. Pine St.



Kappa Psi invites you to the 7th Annual Drug Spelling Bee Competition! All proceeds (money/food donations) will go toward the Maryland Food Bank. Only $5 to watch and $7 dollars to compete. Food and fun included!
For more information visit the website or email Emily Chen.

Puppy Love


Campus Life Stressbusters

Tuesday, April 30
Noon- 3 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 349
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to interact with animals and reduce your stress. Pets on Wheels will bring its furry friends to the SMC Campus Center for all to enjoy.
For more information visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.
Seated Massage 
and Study Hall


Campus Life Stressbusters

Wednesday, May 1

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

HS/HSL Weiss Gallery


Trained massage therapists will be on hand for 10-minute massages (students only). You can sign up for your slot by showing up at the Library. In addition, Writing Center consultants will be on hand to answer all of your writing questions.


For more information visit the website or email Cyndi Rice
Sushi Fest, Artist Spotlight, and Japanese Calligraphy


Campus Life Stressbusters

Thursday, May 2

Noon - 1 p.m. and 1 - 2 p.m.

SMC Campus Center Elm Room B


>> Register here


Come learn about the history of sushi making, view a live demonstration, and enjoy free sushi! Space is limited, so please RSVP. In addition, practice calligraphy in honor of Asian American, Pacific Islander Month and join us for a spotlight artist event!


For more information visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.



Campus Life Stressbusters

Friday, May 3

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center Elm Room B


>> Register here


Join the dancers from Ohana of Polynesia, Inc. as they bring you an exciting authentic Polynesian island experience. Expect food, dancers, music, costumes, drums, and fire! Photo opportunities will be available and audience participation is highly encouraged!


For more information visit the website or email Courtney Jones.
Civility Symposium with Dr. Forni     


Campus Life Stressbusters 
Monday, May 6
2 - 4 p.m.
SMC Campus Center Elm Rooms


Join in the culminating event for the Symposium speaker series. Dr. Forni will speak about the significance of civility, manners, and politeness in contemporary society. A reception will follow. 
For more information visit the website or email Courtney Jones.
Yoga on the Lawn 


Campus Life Stressbusters
Wednesday, May 8
Noon - 1 p.m.
School of Nursing Lawn 
(Rain location: SMC Campus Center, Room 249)



Yoga on the Lawn is a series of both moving and stationary poses, combined with deep breathing. Reduce anxiety and stress while improving flexibility, strength, balance, and stamina.
For more information visit the website or email Eric Barron.


Campus Life Stressbusters

Friday, May 10

12:30 - 2 p.m.

Outside HS/HSL

(Rain location: SMC Campus Center Fireplace Lounge) 


>> Register here


Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves, to create a dynamic fitness experience that will blow you away! Join us for this 90-minute class. 

For more information visit the website or email Eric Barron.

Late Night Breakfast & Study Session        

Campus Life Stressbusters
Thursday, May 9
10 p.m. - midnight
HS/HSL Tower
Come join us in the tower by the guard's desk on the first floor for a late night breakfast where Campus Life Services staff will be serving a yummy breakfast for dinner! While you are here, join the Writing Center consultants for some writing assistance.
For more information visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy. 
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