Vol. 4 No 5
Campus Life Weekly
Events and Announcements for the Week of Sept. 9, 2013

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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 

Students United for Policy, Education and Research (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.

Cross Cultural Communication
Cultural Competence Institute

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)  
Application Deadline: Friday, Sept. 13
at 4:30 p.m.
 
 
The Cultural Competence Institute (CCI) strives to develop professionals that embrace diversity, multiculturalism, and respectful attitudes towards groups that are different from their own through in-depth discussions, civic engagement, and educational workshops.

 

For session information, and requirements visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy. 

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 workplace. 
 
For session information, and requirements visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.
Writing for Wellness Workshop 

Wellness Hub
Mondays, Sept. 16 - Oct. 7 
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311 (Sept. 16 & 30), Room 353 (Sept. 23 & Oct. 7)

Writing is an effective way to release stress and improve health and well-being. In this workshop, you will be guided through a series of therapeutic writing exercises and read select pieces of literature as a source of inspiration and transformation. No writing experience necessary.

For more information visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.

How to Plan and Write a Paper 

Writing Center
Tuesday, Sept. 17
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353 
 
 
Has it been a while since you've written a paper? This workshop will discuss the fundamentals of the writing process and explore strategies for writing successful papers.
 
Space is limited, reserve yours today.
 
For more information visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.


Grammar Hour: Introduction and Parts of Speech 

Writing Center
Wednesday, Sept. 18
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353

>> Use your UMID and password to RSVP here

Grammar Hour is an ongoing workshop series designed to help ESL students and scholars improve their mastery of the English language.
 
For more information visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
How to Use APA 
 
Writing Center
Friday, Sept. 20
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353
 
 
Using APA format can be intimidating. This session will help you navigate the APA manual and other resources so that you can write and cite like a pro. One lucky student will win a free copy of the APA manual.


For more information visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.

WHACK'ed...and then everything was different 

  

Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)

Through Wednesday, Oct. 9
Weise Gallery, HS/HSL
 
Traumatic Brain Injury survivor, Eliette Markbein, brings internationally acclaimed exhibit showcasing portraits of others who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

Fall Workshops at the HS/HSL 

Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)
Ongoing during Fall 2013

The Health Sciences & Human Services Library offers free workshops on a range of topics throughout the semester! The fall schedule includes classes on RefWorks (a citation manager that helps format bibliographies), creating effective presentations using PowerPoint, PubMed, CINAHL, and more.
 
For more information visit the website or email HS/HSL.
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 Student Counseling Center at 410-328-8404.
Women's Support Group

Student Counseling Center
Wednesdays, Sept. 25 - Dec. 4
3 - 4:30 p.m.
 
Want to better understand yourself and how you relate to other people? Join the Women's Support Group! The Student Counseling Center offers a confidential group led by a psychologist. It's an opportunity to give and receive help with other women going through similar problems.
 
For more information visit the website or call Student Counseling Center 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

 

>> Purchase tickets by Monday, Sept. 23

 

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.

 

CulinArt Demo Week

 

Campus Life Welcome Month

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

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


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 be visiting the Baltimore Museum of Industry, American Visionary Art Museum, and Fort McHenry. We will travel by the Charm City Circulator to each location. Please bring your lunch to enjoy at Fort McHenry. We anticipate returning to the Campus Center at 3 p.m.

 

This event is free to UMB students. You must bring your UMOne Card the day of the tour. 

 

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. 

Support Group
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.

Campus Life Services
Meet & Greet 

Campus Life Welcome Month 
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.

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.

Guess the Calories
 
Campus Life Welcome Month
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.
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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