Vol. 4 No 7
Campus Life Weekly
Events and Announcements for the Week of Sept. 23, 2013

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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 
Sleep Soundly
 
Wellness Hub
Friday, Sept. 20
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311
  
  
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.
Interprofessional Service Group Funding

USGA, ISLSI, and Campus Life Services
Application deadlines: Fridays, Sept. 20, 
Nov. 15, Feb. 7, April 4, and June 13

 

The Interprofessional Service Group Funding Initiative aims to encourage UMB student groups to engage in impactful interprofessional service projects. Interprofessional student groups who provide local, national and/or international services to marginalized populations are encouraged to apply for funding.   

For more information, visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.
President's Student Leadership Institute (PSLI)   

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)
Application Deadline: Friday, Sept. 20
at 5 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.
Cultural Competence Institute 

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)
Application Deadline: Friday, Sept. 20
at 5 p.m.

>> Apply here

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.
stethoscope SNMA CommUNITY Fest

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
Saturday, Sept. 21
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   
Lexington Market
 
UMB SNMA Chapter is hosting their 11th annual CommUNITY Fest, a community health fair with free health screenings, information from local organizations and UMB schools, live music, activities for the kids, raffles, and giveaways.

For more information, email Barathi Sivasailam.
Hispanic Heritage Month 
Spotlight Musician: Hector Aguiniga (Mariachi band)

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI) 
Monday, Sept. 23
Noon - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, 1st Floor

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15), we are proud to present Hector Aguiniga as our spotlight musician. Whether taking a break from studying or simply passing through, take a moment to enjoy the musical stylings of this month's featured musician.

For more information, login to UMBconnect with your UMID and password, or email Reina Pomeroy.  

Global Forum: Child Family Health International (CFHI) 

Child Family Health International (CFHI)
Monday, Sept. 23
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Elm Room B

All are invited to a global program session by Child Family Health International(CFHI), a non-profit organization offering socially responsible internships in clinical and public health settings in Latin America, India and Africa. Learn about CFHI's programs, sites, and how students are involved.
 
For more information, login to UMBconnect with your UMID and password, or email Bonnie Bissonette
Dr. Christian Isichie: Faith Alive Foundation

Nurses for Global health
Monday, Sept. 23
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 203

Dr. Christian Isichie, Founder of Faith Alive Foundation in Jos, Nigeria will present his experience transforming a Nigerian brothel into a teaching hospital and dormitory.

For more information, email Tracy Holcomb.

Mental Health Screening Day
 
Wellness Hub
Wednesday, Sept. 25
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center 3rd Floor
 
 
Students will be able to use screening tools to self-assess their mental well-being. They will also have the opportunity to meet confidentially with a licensed professional counselor to interpret the results and offer recommendations. 
 
For more information, email Hillary Edwards.
Hispanic Heritage Month: Health and Legal Disparities Among Undocumented LGBT Latino Immigrants 

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI) 
Wednesday, Sept. 25
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 203

Latino immigrants face significant health and legal challenges while on the road to citizenship. LGBT Latinos face even more difficulties. This program will give real life voices to the ongoing discussion of immigrant rights and equality.

For more information, login to UMBconnect with your UMID and password, or email Reina Pomeroy.
Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight Artist: Elle Perez 

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)  
Wednesday, Sept. 25
5 - 6 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, 1st Floor Lounge/ Prefunction Lounge
 
We are proud to exhibit the works of Elle Perez in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Meet the artist whose work is on display all month long.

For more information, login to UMBconnect with your UMID and password, or email Reina Pomeroy.

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.
Wanted: Student mentors for the U.S. Dream Academy 

U.S. Dream Academy, and UM Carey School of Law
Thursday, Sept. 26
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. & 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
School of Law, Room 203

The Dream Academy is an after-school program created to break the cycle of incarceration, giving children of incarcerated parents skills and vision to lead fulfilling lives.

 

Come to the interest meeting for a chance to win free Orioles and Baltimore Aquarium tickets. Refreshments will be served.

 

For more information, visit the website or email Dana Morris
Chinese Moon Festival Celebration Gala 

Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA), and USGA
Saturday, Sept. 28
6 - 9:30 p.m.
MSTF Atrium, 2nd floor
685 W. Baltimore St.

 

CSSA invites all to attend the Chinese Moon Festival. The event will include traditional Chinese food and celebration gala (e.g. Chinese Kungfu). Come and join us!

For more information, email Shiyu Tang.
How to Brainstorm Ideas

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

>> Use your UMID and password to RSVP here

Few things are as intimidating as staring at a blank page, waiting for a good idea to arrive. This workshop will explore time-tested techniques for finding ideas and having something interesting to say about them.
 
For more information, visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
Grammar Hour: Verbs
 
Writing Center
Wednesday, Oct. 2
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.


For more information visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
Learning Strategies: Effective Note Taking
 
Educational Support and Disability Services (ESDS)
Friday, Oct. 11
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 203
 
 >> Use your UMID and password to RSVP here
 
Don't miss anything! Learn note-taking survival skills for heavily lecture-based classes, and how to synthesize reading and lecture notes for efficient studying. We'll also cover how to incorporate technology into your note taking, and what to do before and after the lecture to "make it stick."

For more information, visit the website or email Whitney Brown.
Dissertation Boot Camp at Donaldson Brown

Writing Center
Friday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. to 
Monday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m.
Donaldson Brown Conference Center
200 Mt. Ararat Farm Rd. 
Port Deposit, MD 21904 

 

Dissertation Boot Camp at Donaldson Brown is a strenuous weekend of writing workshops and dedicated writing time designed for those students who are ready to make real progress on their dissertations.

 

To participate in this Dissertation Boot Camp, you must be able to commit to the entire weekend, and you must have your mentor's approval. Meals and transportation to the Donaldson Brown Conference Center will be provided. Space is limited to 20 seats. 

 

>> To RSVP, email Clancy Clawson and provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your school and program
  • Your mentor's name
  • Your current place in the dissertation process (e.g. proposal, first draft, etc.)

Once accepted, you will receive a confirmation email.

 
For more information and to view the agenda, login to UMBconnect with your UMID and password, or email Clancy Clawson.
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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