Vol. 4 No 9
Campus Life Weekly
Events and Announcements for the Week of Oct. 7, 2013

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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. 


Campuswide Christian Fellowship 

WorthyLife Christian Fellowship
Fridays
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Dental School, Room G305 
 
Join us at WorthyLife Christian Fellowship@UMB. Come meet other students from UMB! Our group is open to the entire UMB community.  
 
For more information email Joon Yim.

UMB Student Night at MOBTOWN! 

7 p.m. - Free swing lesson 
9 p.m. - Practice what you learned
Mobtown Ballroom, 
861 Washington Boulevard
 
 
Let's hop on the "A Train" (just kidding... Charm City Circulator or regular MTA) and learn to do the Lindy Hop at Mobtown. Then, practice what you learned at the
9 p.m. dance after our lesson! 
Lesson is free to students and $7 for the dance.
 
For more information, visit the website or email Cyndi Rice.
Poverty Simulation

Monday, Oct. 7
Noon - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Elm Rooms


Gain an awareness of the challenges associated with poverty through acting in the role of an individual affected by impoverished conditions. 

All are welcome, lunch will be served.

 

For more information, visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.

How to Craft an Argument 

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


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.
Be Informed: Update On The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act 

Tuesday, Oct. 8
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311

This program features an ACA Update - Time is running out! Do you know how this new law will impact you? Your clients? The people you love?

 

Come check out our first program in the series: ACA Update- Navigators and Assisters, Shouldn't You Be One? Speaker- Ms. Kathleen Westcoat, President & CEO, HealthCare Access, Maryland.

 

 >> Register here. 

 

For more information, visit the website or email Cyndi Rice.

SSWLC Annual Crab Feast and Oktoberfest

Students Supporting the Women's Law Center (SSWLC)
Wednesday, Oct. 9
4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
UM Law School Comcast Courtyard
 
Enjoy All-YOU-can-eat CRABS, vegetarian chili, cornbread and beer! Tickets are $20 for all you can eat and $12 for chili and cornbread only! 
Tickets are on sale through Wednesday, Oct. 9 
 
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.
Stress Reduction & Self-Care 

Wellness Hub
Thursdays, through Oct. 24
3 - 4:30 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, visit the website or email Gina Dreyer.

How to Overcome Writer's Block 

Writing Center
Tuesday, Oct. 15
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353

Sometimes, getting started is the most challenging part of writing. This workshop will present strategies for productive writing sessions.

For more information, visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
Grammar Hour: Nouns 

Writing Center
Wednesday, Oct. 16
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.

Seven Scholars University Store Ribbon Cutting

University Events
Wednesday, Oct. 16
11:30 a.m. - Noon
SMC Campus Center, 1st Floor 
 
Come and celebrate the ribbon cutting of the Seven Scholars University Store! Light refreshments will be served.
 
For more information email University Events.
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, Oct. 9.

For more information, visit the website or email University Events
Founders Week HS/HSL Exhibit Opening 

University Events
Wednesday, Oct. 16
2- 3:30 p.m.
HS/HSL Library
 
Follow 200 years of advances in health information, medical discoveries, and, of course, the Health Sciences and Human Services Library. This exhibit "Evolution and Influences: The HS/HSL at 200" sets the context for excellence in building foundations for discovery, collaboration, and innovation.
 
Founders Week Food Truck Rally 

University Events
Friday, Oct. 18
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Koester Main Lot
660 W. Lexington St.

Join us for a Foor Truck Rally to close out this exciting Founder's week! Over 10 food trucks will be on site. Remember, most trucks accept cash credit cards, so come and try something different for lunch!

For more information, email University Events.
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 as a key member of an interprofessional team with interventions and resources to address HIV. 

 

For more information, visit the website or email JACQUES Initiative.

Campus Life
Monday, Nov. 4
9:30 - 11 a.m.
Davidge Hall, 522 W. Lombard St.

As part of the Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative, Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Craig Mello, will be coming to UMB to present a lecture followed by audience Q & A. Dr. Mello is an American biologist, and professor of molecular medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize for the discovery of RNA interference. 

Event is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community.

 

For more information, visit the website or email Meghan Codey.
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