Vol. 4 No 6
Campus Life Weekly
Events and Announcements for the Week of Sept. 16, 2013

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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.
#FallFest Contest
 
Campus Life Services
Friday, Sept. 13
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contest Rules:
 

1. Follow Campus Life Services on your social site of choice.

                Facebook: University of Maryland, Campus Life

                Twitter: UMB Campus Life

                Instagram: @umbcampuslife

                Vine: UMB Campus Life

2. Post & share your Fall Fest experience with #FallFest.

3. BAM! You're in the running for a sweet prize.

4. Who has the coolest video, photo, or tweet about #FallFest? We'll be the judge! First and second place winners will be announced 5 p.m. on #FallFest Friday!


For more information email Jenny Owens.
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.

Student Parking Permit Notice

Parking and Transportation Services
Permit renewal deadline: Sunday, 9/22
622 W. Fayette St.

All students must now display a valid student parking permit with an expiration date of 9/1/14.  Please visit the Parking and Transportation Services Office located at 622 W. Fayette St. to purchase a valid student parking permit.  Failure to do so by Sunday, 9/22/13 will result in you not being allowed to park in the Lexington St. garage.  Also, failure to obtain a valid student permit will result in you paying the visitor rate when exiting UMB garages. 

 

For more information, please call the Parking and Transportation Services Office at 410-706-6603 .  

Opening of the Seven Scholars University Store 
 
Monday, Sept. 30
SMC Campus Center

The NEW Seven Scholars University Store will be open on Monday, Sept. 30. 
 
The UMB Bookstore will be closed Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 29 while we move to the SMC Campus Center.  

For more information email Renee Lutz 
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.
End Your Procrastination 

Wellness Hub
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311


"I do my work at the same time every day -- the last minute." Does this sound like you? Learn tips on how to fight this behavior which can sabotage your best intentions.

For more information email Hillary Edwards.

How to Plan and Write a Paper 

Writing Center
Tuesday, Sept. 17
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353

>> Use your UMID and password to RSVP here

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 
 
 
Grammar Hour is an ongoing workshop series designed to help ESL students and scholars improve their mastery of the English language.
 
Space is limited, reserve yours today.
 
For more information visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
Cross Cultural Communication
Making the Most While in Graduate School: Meaningful Friendships 

Wellness Hub
Thursday, Sept. 19
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311


Graduate school can be a challenging time for friendships, but friends can be key to helping you through difficult times. Come learn about ways to make new friends and maintaining old friendships.
 
For more information email Hillary Edwards.
Conversation, Communication, and Culture (C3) 

International Services
Thursday, Sept. 19
Starts at 5:15 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353 
 
Join a weekly group that explores facets of culture and language, and how they impact intercultural interactions. This group will meet weekly in the evenings throughout the semester. Join our 1st meeting to brainstorm discussion topics of interest.

For more information email Gina Dreyer.

Sleep Soundly

Wellness Hub
Friday, Sept. 20
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311

>> Use your UMID and password to RSVP here

One third of adults have chronic sleep problems. Are you one of them? In this workshop you will learn practical, research-based tips for sleeping better. A Question and Answer time will also be provided to address your individual sleeping concerns. 
 
For more information visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.
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.
International Student Employment Workshop 

International Services
Wednesdays, Sept. 25
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351


This workshop will help F and J students learn about employment benefits, how and when to apply. We'll review CPT, OPT, academic training, and on-campus employment. Students graduating this Fall should attend as we'll discuss the OPT application process. 
 
For more information visit the website or  email Betsy Lane.
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.
You Can Has Grammar!
 
Writing Center
Thursday, Sept. 26
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353

 
Not sure if it is "you and I" or "you and me"? This workshop will provide you with a brief refresher on common grammatical mistakes so that you can write with confidence.

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.
UM Handmade and Homemade Holiday Craft Fair

University Events
Friday, Dec. 6
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, 2nd Floor
 
 
Are you a UM student/faculty member/employee by day, crafter by night? Showcase your creations at the UM Handmade and Homemade Holiday Craft Fair! Past items have included blown glass pieces, holiday merchandise, greeting cards, and hand painted items. 
 
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