Vol. 4 No 8
Campus Life Weekly
Events and Announcements for the Week of Sept. 30, 2013

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Introduction to Coaching Services

Wellness Hub
Friday, Sept. 27
Noon - 1 p.m. 
SMC Campus Center, Room 311
 
 
Campus Life Services offers individual coaching services to all UMB students. Find out what coaching is and how it may serve you during your time at UMB.
 
For more information, visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.
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.
Spiritual Wellness: How to Nurture Your Faith in a New Environment

Wellness Hub
Monday, Sept. 30
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311


New Spiritual Wellness Series at UMB. Join us for a time of learning and dialogue about the role of spirituality and religious faith in the life of a student.

For more information, visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.

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.
Bánh mě and Vietnamese Coffee 

American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)
Wednesday, Oct. 2
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Pharmacy Hall Atrium

 

Bánh mě will be sold to support APhA-ASP & this year's Midyear Regional Meeting (MRM) for student pharmacists! University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is excited to host this year's MRM! We are the largest national pharmacy organization, and this annual conference is the only meeting of its kind.

For more information, visit our Facebook page or email Paula Lachowicz.
Hispanic Heritage Month: Salsa Dancing  

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI) 
Wednesday, Oct. 2
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, 1st Floor Fireplace Lounge
 
Love to dance? Try something new! Watch and learn traditional salsa dancing. It's a fiesta!

 

For more information, login to UMBconnect with your UMID and password, or email Reina Pomeroy.
Wednesday, Oct. 2
5 - 6 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351

Join Alan Bounville as she discusses her 6,000 mile walk around the country to honor and give voice to victims of LGBT victims of bullying and hate crimes.

For more information, visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.
Stress Reduction & Self-Care 

Wellness Hub
Thursdays, Oct. 3 - 24
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311


In this 4-week group, you will learn about the connection between our minds, bodies, and spirits, and how to use this connection to facilitate healing and well-being. 
A 4-week commitment is required. Limited space available.
 
For more information, visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.
Conversation, Communication, and Culture (C3) 

International Services
Thursdays
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, 3rd Floor

 

C3 is a weekly group that meets on Thursday evenings during the academic year which explores facets of culture and language and how they impact intercultural interactions. Anyone is welcome to join.

For more information, login to UMBconnect with your UMID and password, or email Gina Dreyer.

Documentary Film Screening: Lives Worth Living

Educational Support and Disability Services (ESDS) and Human Resource Services
Friday, Oct. 4
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
 
Lives Worth Living traces the development of consciousness of a small group of determined people who, through demonstrations and inside legislative battles, secured equal civil rights for all people with disabilities. Thanks to their efforts, tens of millions of people's lives have been changed.

Popcorn and beverages will be provided. 


For more information, login to UMBconnect with your UMID and password, or email Whitney Brown.
How to Craft an Argument 

Writing Center
Tuesday, Oct. 8
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353

>> Use your UMID and password to RSVP here

Though important, no amount of grammatical correctness can cover up a shoddy idea; a well-crafted argument is the basis of successful and persuasive writing. This workshop will address the fundamentals of analyzing and crafting arguments.

For more information, visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
How to Read Critically 

Writing Center
Thursday, Oct. 10
1 -2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311


Most people can describe their writing process, but very few consider how they go about reading. This workshop will focus on strategies for improving reading speed and comprehension.

For more information, visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.


Founders Week 2013 Student Cookout 

University Events
Ticket Order Deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 9
Event Date: Wednesday, Oct. 16
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
School of Nursing Courtyard


Hamburgers, hot dogs, portobello burgers, and all the fixins! Free to all students but tickets are required. All tickets must be ordered by Wednesday, October 9.

For more information, visit the website or email University Events
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.
Embracing mHealth: Mobilizing Healthcare 
 
Health Sciences & Human Services Library (HS/HSL)
Tuesday, Oct. 22
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Elm Room A
 
>> RSVP for lunch via email by Friday, Oct. 11
 
This free symposium presents trends in mHealth and projects that integrate mobile technologies into the diagnosis and management of disease, health promotion, and improving patient care. The event features speaker Susannah Fox of the Pew Internet and American Life project, and two expert panels.
 
Leadership in HIV Summit 

JACQUES Initiative
Monday, Nov. 4
10 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
SMC Campus Center

 

 

Join the campus wide movement to address the HIV epidemic and register for the Leadership in HIV Summit. Be empowered with interventions and resources to address HIV as a key member of an interprofessional team.

 

For more information, visit the website or email JACQUES Initiative.
Interprofessional Service Group Funding

USGA, ISLSI, and Campus Life Services
Application deadlines: Fridays, 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.
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