Vol. 4 No 4
Campus Life Weekly
Events and Announcements for the Week of Sept. 2, 2013

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SMC Campus Center Grand Prix Hours

Grand Prix Modified Hours

 

SMC Campus Center Hours

Friday, Aug. 30, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 31 - Monday, Sept. 2, Closed. 

  

URecFit Hours

Friday, Aug. 30, 6 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (no group fitness classes scheduled).

Saturday, Aug. 31 - Monday, Sept. 2, Closed.   

 

BioPark Fitness will be open Friday, Aug. 30 - Sunday, Sept. 1 and will be CLOSED Monday, Sept. 2.

 

For more information visit the University Grand Prix website.

UM shuttle Grand Prix Alert
 
Grand Prix Modified Routes

 

#701 BioPark 

The following stops will not be serviced, through 6 a.m. on Tues., Sept. 3: 

Green at Pratt, Washington Blvd. at Emory, and Washington Blvd. at MLK

  

#702 Mount Vernon

#702 Mount Vernon route will not have any service changes due to the race, however there is an increased likelihood of those routes running late due to the additional traffic that is expected along their routes. 

 

#703 Federal Hill Route Detour

Through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, the #703 Federal Hill route will be modified due to preparations for the 3rd annual Baltimore Grand Prix. During this time all the bus stops along Pratt St., Charles St., and Lombard St. will not be serviced by the #703 route. 

 

NextBus arrival predictions are also expected to be affected by this substantial detour. Passengers are encouraged to refer to the schedule and the  detour map for the #703 route.

 

UM shuttle will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 and regular service is expected to resume on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

  

For more information visit the UM shuttle website or call 410-706-BBUS.

Registration for Sign Language - Level 1 

 

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI)
Registration will be starting on Tuesday, Sept. 3 
at 6 a.m.
  
ASL Level 1 Courses:
Option 1: 10 weeks
Tuesdays, Oct. to Dec.
Noon - 1 p.m. 
  
Option 2: 5 weeks
Fridays, Oct. to Nov.
Noon - 2 p.m.
  
The registration will be completed online, on a first come, first served basis. 
  
For more information visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.

Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation Sessions

Wellness Hub
First Fridays of each month, starting Sept. 6
12:30 - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311
 
Join us on the first Friday of each month for a drop-in meditation session. Setting aside regular time to quiet your mind helps reduce stress and improve well-being. No meditation experience necessary.
 
For more information visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.

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Student Veterans Orientation 

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)
Monday, Sept. 9
Noon - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
 
 
Are you a Student Vet or a dependent of a service member? Join us for our first student veterans orientation. You will have a chance to meet representatives from your school and see all the services that Campus Life Services has to offer. 
Lunch will be served!
 
For more information email Reina Pomeroy.
SUPER Fall 2013 Meeting 

SUPER
Monday, Sept. 9
5 - 6 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 203
 
SUPER will be hosting its Fall 2013 kickoff meeting! We will discuss the group goals for this semester as well as work out details for our events.


For more information email Leeza Constantoulakis
UMB Night at the Ballpark

URecFit
Tickets purchase deadline: Monday, Sept. 9
Game Day: Thursday, Sept. 26
7:05 p.m.
Camden Yards


Watch the O's take on the Blue Jays for $7! Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 9. Proceeds benefit Paul's Place. Join us on the School of Nursing lawn for a boxed dinner too. Dinner includes 2 beef hot dogs, two cookies, chips and a drink for $8.50.
 
For more information email Anna Roskowinski.

Breastfeeding Orientation

Wellness Hub
Tuesday, Sept. 10
3:30 - 5 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311
 

For expectant and new moms! This seminar includes the basic information that mothers need to prepare and implement successful breastfeeding at work or school. Join the Wellness Hub and Lily Fountain, Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, as well as other moms on campus for this supportive and educational program.


For more information email Hillary Edwards.
Disability Services Orientation

Educational Support and Disability Services 
Wednesday, Sept. 11
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353
 
Come meet the Disability Services staff and learn about services offered, requesting accommodations, and working with faculty!

 

For more information email Deborah Levi.

 

President's Student Leadership Institute (PSLI)  

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)  
Application Deadline: Friday, Sept. 13
at 4:30 p.m.
 

>> Apply here

PSLI is a co-curricular, certificate program designed to expose students to leadership and professional development to prepare participants for professional leadership in a diverse work place. 
 
For session information, and requirements visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.
Support Group
SCC support group 

Student Counseling Center
Mondays, Sept. 23 - Dec. 2
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays, Oct. 3 - Dec. 4
3 - 4:30 p.m.

Want to better understand yourself and how you relate to other people? Join the Understanding Self and Others Group! The Student Counseling Center offers a confidential group led by a psychologist. It's an opportunity to give and receive help with other students going through similar problems.
 
For more information visit the website or call SCC at 410-328-8404.


Welcome to Baltimore! Annual Happy Hour for Graduate and Professional Students 

Baltimore Collegetown
Friday, Sept. 27
4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Elm Rooms
 
 
Just $10 for food, drinks, and fun! Please note that tickets are nonrefundable.
 
Mix and mingle over beer, wine, and Baltimore-inspired bites. Meet other graduate students, learn about B-more, play games, and maybe take home a Charm City raffle prize! 
The first 30 people who sign up will get in free by using this code: giraffeUMD.
 
For more information visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.  
Welcome Month Events

 

Campus Life Services

Through Friday, Sept. 13
  

 

Join us for a month's worth of on and off-campus activities, service opportunities, trips around Baltimore, networking opportunities and more! Welcome Month is a time specially designed by Campus Life to say, "We're glad you're here!"

    

For more information email Jenny Owens.

 

Group Exercise Schedule 
 
Campus Life Welcome Month
Through Friday, Sept. 13
SMC Campus Center, URecFit

 

Slightly shorter than normal classes, this group exercise sampling is followed by Q&A sessions with instructors. You can drop in at anytime during classes and come as you are - classes are "street clothes" friendly.

For more information or class schedule visit the website.
Paul's Place Clothing Drive
  
Campus Life Welcome Month
Through - Friday, Sept. 13
Donation boxes will be on the 1st and 4th
floors of the SMC Campus Center

 

Please consider donating school supplies and clothing in support of Paul's Place. Paul's Place provides programs, services, and support for individuals and families in the Washington Village/Pigtown neighborhood and the surrounding Southwest Baltimore communities.

 

 For more information visit the website.


Meet Up at Little Italy Open Air Film Festival
  
Campus Life Welcome Month
Friday, Aug. 30
Live Music: 7 p.m.
Movie: 9 p.m.
Ciao Bella Restaurant, 236 S. High St.

  

>> Register here

 

Enjoy an outside showing of Cinema Paradiso in Little Italy. Come early for live music at 7 p.m. followed by the movie at 9 p.m. Free admission and popcorn! We will meet as a group in front of Ciao Bella at 8:30 p.m. - look for someone holding up a UMB Welcome Month meet up sign. Bring a blanket or chair.  

 

For more information visit the website

Notes at Noon
  
Campus Life Welcome Month
Tuesday, Sept. 3
Noon - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Fireplace Lounge

Relax and unwind for an hour or two while listening to Latin tunes played live!

 

For more information visit the website.

 

 

Clean Water, Clean Streets Living Classrooms East Harbor Wetland Restoration

 

Campus Life Welcome Month  
Tuesday, Sept. 3 
9:30 a.m. - noon
Meet at 802 S. Caroline St.
  
  
Volunteer with Living Classrooms as they clean up the Inner Harbor's last tidal wetland. Work will include removing invasive species and litter and replanting native species. Gloves will be provided.

 

For more information visit the website.
UMB Leaders Mingle Mingle
  

Campus Life Welcome Month

Tuesday, Sept. 3
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 349
  
  
Meet new friends and UMB student and staff leaders at this networking event. In addition, this reception and mini-workshop is focused on helping you develop networking skills. Don't forget to bring your business cards!
  
For more information visit the website.

CulinArt Demo Week

 

Campus Life Welcome Month

Tuesday, Sept. 3 - Friday, Sept. 6
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Outside the SMC Campus Center
Rain location: SMC Campus Center,
Fireplace Lounge
  
Demos will be every held 30 minutes on the hour and half hour, with samples available for the duration. Each day the first 50 people will receive coupons for 50% off one meal in the CulinArt Café.

 

  • Sushi Demo: Tuesday, Sept. 3 
  • Watermelon and Pork Belly Salad: Wednesday, Sept. 4 
  • Marinades: Thursday, Sept. 5
  • Banana's Foster: Friday, Sept. 6

  • For more information visit the website. 

     
    Student Ice Cream Social
     

    Campus Life Welcome Month

    Wednesday, Sept. 4
    Noon - 2 p.m.
    School of Nursing Lawn
    Rain location: SMC Campus Center
      

     

    Escape the summer heat with a cold and yummy treat. Students will receive their choice of free fresh hand dipped ice cream, frozen yogurt, or sorbet and unlimited toppings. After you have cooled down, stick around for yard games and the metallic rhythm of a steel drum band. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend but ice cream is for students only.


    For more information visit the website.

    Campus Life Services
    Meet & Greet
      
    Campus Life Welcome Month 
    Wednesday, Sept. 4 & Monday, Sept. 9
    2:15 - 3:30 p.m.
    SMC Campus Center, Fireplace Lounge
      
      
    Come out and meet the Campus Life staff and learn about our services and events. This is a great opportunity to meet other students, faculty, and staff.

     

    For more information visit the website.

    Guess the Calories
     
    Campus Life Welcome Month
    Thursday, Sept. 5 & Tuesday, Sept. 10
    7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    SMC Campus Center, 4th Floor in URecFit

     

    What's your caloric intake? Guess how many calories are in a variety of foods. Each day, the person with the best guess gets a prize.
      
    For more information visit the website.
    NFL Combine
      
    Campus Life Welcome Month 
    Thursday, Sept. 5
    5 - 7 p.m.
    SMC Campus Center
    Pratt Gym in URecFit
      
      
    Think your power, speed, and agility skills are as good as the pros? Put yourself through the NFL combine to see how you compare. Top Male/Female Under 30 and top Male/Female over 30 will win a prize.

     

    For more information visit the website.
      

    Transportation Fair 
      

    Campus Life Welcome Month

    Friday, Sept. 6
    Noon - 2 p.m.
    School of Nursing Lawn
    Rain location: SMC Campus Center, Elm Rooms

      
      
    You've got things to do, places to go, and people to see- all you need now is a way to get there! Learn about the variety of transportation options Baltimore has to offer at the Transportation Fair. Representatives from the UM shuttle, Charm City Circulator, UMB Parking and Transportation Services, Campus Safety- along with many others- will be there to educate you on the cheapest, safest, and fastest ways to get where you need to go!
      

    For more information visit the website.

    Baltimore SkylineBaltimore Museum Tour
      

    Campus Life Welcome Month

    Saturday, Sept. 7 

    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Meet behind the SMC Campus Center at 9:45 a.m.

      

    What better way to get to know Baltimore than to tour some of Baltimore's great historical and cultural sites? We will visit the Baltimore Museum of Industry, American Visionary Art Museum, and Fort McHenry. 

    Starting Monday, August 12 at 9 a.m. you can purchase your $10 ticket at www.baltimoremuseumtour.eventbrite.com. Limit one ticket per student. Your ticket includes transportation via the UM shuttle bus, admission to all museums and Fort McHenry. Please bring your lunch to enjoy when we stop at Fort McHenry. Tickets are limited so please sign up early. This event is open to students only.

     

    For more information visit the website.  

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    Luau and Pool Party

     

    Campus Life Welcome Month

    Saturday, Sept. 7 

    10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    SMC Campus Center
    URecFit Pool and 4th Floor
      
      
    Join us for a kids pool party with games, face painting, and free swim lessons. All children are welcome. Activities are intended for ages 4 to 11. Children in diapers must wear a waterproof swim diaper.

     

    For more information visit the website.

     

     
    Baltimore Farmer's Market
      
    Campus Life Welcome Month
    Sunday, Sept. 8 
    8 a.m.
    Meet in front of the SMC Campus Center
      
      
    Want to support local agriculture? Then join us on an excursion to the Baltimore Farmers' Market and Bazaar, located under the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets. We'll meet as a group in front of the SMC Campus Center and take the Orange Route on the Charm City Circulator to get to the market. 

     

    For more information visit the website.

    Meet Up at Everyman Theatre

     

    Campus Life Welcome Month

    Sunday, Sept. 8 
    2 p.m.
    Meet at the SMC Campus Center at 1:30 p.m. to walk over together to the Everyman Theatre on 315 W. Fayette St.  
      

    Join us for The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams at the Everyman Theatre!

    Use your student ID to pick up a free ticket from Suite 302 in the SMC Campus Center. Tickets will be available Monday through Friday, until Sept. 6. Tickets are limited, so grab yours early. This event is open to students only.

     

    For more information visit the website. 

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    Clean Water, Clean Streets
    Nutrition Discussion
      
    Campus Life Welcome Month
    Monday, Sept. 9
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    SMC Campus Center, Room 351
      
    >> Register here
        
    Join a licensed dietitian to learn about the basics of sustainable nutrition and dietary choices for weight loss, overall health, and fuel for fitness!  

     

    For more information visit the website.

     



    Trash Mob and Cookout
     
    Campus Life Welcome Month
    Tuesday, Sept. 10
    Trash Mob: 4 - 5 p.m.
    Cookout: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Meet in front of the SMC Campus Center at 3:45 p.m. to walk over to Pigtown together.

     

      
    Join our "Trash Mob" and help with a neighborhood clean-up in historic Pigtown! We will provide all of the clean-up supplies and protective gear. Stay after the clean-up for a delicious and free cookout outside the HS/HSL!

     

    For more information visit the website. 
    Open Mic Night

    Campus Life Welcome Month

    Tuesday, Sept. 10

    6 - 8:30 p.m.
    SMC Campus Center, Elm Rooms

     

    >> Performers RSVP by Sept. 5

    >> Attendees register here

      
    Can you carry a tune or slam a poem? Come show off at our Open Mic Night! Space is limited, so please RSVP by Thursday, Sept. 5 to be entered in our performance line-up! 

      

    For more information visit the website

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    Operation Welcome Home Card Making 
      

    Campus Life Welcome Month

    Wednesday, Sept. 11

    11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    SMC Campus Center, Room 351

     

      
    For the 12th anniversary of 9/11/01, drop by any time for a card making party to thank our returning troops. We will have everything you need to make creative cards.

     

    For more information visit the website. 

    Welcome Month 5k
      
    Campus Life Welcome Month
    Wednesday Sept. 11
    Noon - 1 p.m.
    Meet in front of the SMC Campus Center

     

    Join us for our first 5K of the school year in remembrance of 9/11. 
      

    For more information visit the website.

     

     

     
    Graduate School Survival Tools

     

    Campus Life Welcome Month

    Thursday, Sept. 12

    Noon - 1 p.m.

    SMC Campus Center, Room 311

      
      
    This workshop is designed for new UMB students who are interested in sharpening their academic survival skills. The focus will be on helping students understand the nature of higher academic expectations and develop strategies to maintain a healthy level of motivation and a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
      

    For more information visit the website.

    Fall Fest
     

    Campus Life Welcome Month

    Friday, Sept. 13
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    SMC Campus Center and the School of Nursing Lawn
    Rain location: Inside the SMC Campus Center
      
    This fun-filled event is a great way for UMB students to discover the many ways to get involved on campus. Involvement opportunities with student groups, campus departments, and the community will be showcased.  There will be free food (for students only), prizes, giveaways, and fun for everyone! 

     

     

    For more information visit the website.
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