Vol. 4 No 10
Campus Life Weekly
Events and Announcements for the Week of Oct. 14, 2013

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Learning Strategies: Effective Note Taking 
  
Friday, Oct. 11
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 203


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.
Cultural Enrichment:QPR Training Subheading

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI)
Friday, Oct. 11
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 223

>> Register here.

Save a life! This interactive suicide prevention training will provide you with helpful tools to help you be prepared in the midst of crisis.

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


Project Jump Start 

Project Jump Start and USGA
Tuesdays and Fridays
Starts at 5:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, 
Lower Level Room 001 
 
Come out to help prepare and deliver bag lunches for the hungry and homeless in our local community. Everyone is welcome, no sign-up necessary!

For more information, visit the website or email Caitlin Hall.
Campuswide 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.
President's Student Leadership Institute (PSLI): Interdisciplinary Show and Tell

Interprofessional Student Learning &
Service Initiatives (ISLSI)

Monday, Oct. 14
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351


A student panel will discuss their programs. This is an opportunity to learn what other disciplines focus their studies on and how you, as an interprofessional leader, can draw on their strengths to help your clients!

For more information, visit the website  or email Reina Pomeroy.
LGBT History Month: Spotlight Musician: DC's Different Drummers (Clarinet Quartet) 

Tuesday, Oct. 15
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center

In honor of LGBT History Month, we are proud to present members of DC's Different Drummers as our spotlight musicians. Whether taking a break from studying or simply passing through, take a moment to enjoy the musical stylings of this month's featured musicians.
 
For more information, visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.
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.


Be Informed Series- Up-date on ACA- Health Benefit Exchange

Student Development & Leadership; and Students United for Policy, Education and Research (SUPER)
Tuesday, Oct. 15
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311


What is the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange and will it affect you? Let's discuss the ramifications on Tuesday, October 15. Our dialogue will be led by Dr. Peter Beilenson, previous Baltimore City Health Commissioner and now creator and director of Project Evergreen based in Howard County.
 
For more information, visit the website or email Cyndi Rice.
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
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. 

For more information, visit the website or email University Events
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.
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.

 

For more information, visit the website or email University Events.
President's Student Leadership Institute: Moral and Ethical Leadership 

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI)
Thursday, Oct. 17
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
 

Join us as we discuss the value of ethical leadership, and learn techniques to help us handle ethical dilemmas.

For more information, visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.
President's Student Leadership Institute Networking Event 

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI)
Thursday, Oct. 17
5 - 7 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Elm Room B 


Networking is a crucial skill! Most people don't enjoy mingling in a crowd of people they don't know. However, it's important to remember that there are connections waiting to be made!
 
For more information, visit the website or  email Reina Pomeroy.
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. C3 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.
Driven to Defraud - Film Screening

Student Financial Assistance & Education; and Student Development & Leadership 
Thursday, Oct. 18
5:30 - 7 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 208


Planning to buy a car? Learn the tricks of the trade before you go shopping. Experts from the 30-minute documentary film, Driven to Defraud, will be here to answer your questions. Their advice could save you thousands. Free food, registration preferred. Open to students and employees.

For more information, visit the website or email Student Financial Aid.  
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 Food 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.
Managing Stress & Anxiety 

Wellness Hub
Friday, Oct. 18
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311


Why worry? Academic, interpersonal, and job pressures can take their toll if you let them. Learn effective techniques to manage the stress and anxiety of daily life.

For more information, visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.
Disability Awareness Month Motivational Speaker: Janice Jackson  

Educational Support & Disability Services (ESDS) 
Monday, Oct. 21
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 349


Ms. Jackson is a professor at the University of Baltimore, and is the creator and program director of Women Embracing Abilities Now, a nonprofit mentoring organization serving women with varying degrees of disabilities. In 2012, she was awarded the Presidential Citizen's Medal by President Obama.

For more information, visit the website or email Whitney Brown.
PSLI: If You Build It, They Will Come: How to Market Your Events in a Compelling Way 

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI) 
Monday, Oct. 21
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351

Wondering why more people won't show up for your fascinating events? Chances are, your marketing materials say "snooze" instead of "sensational!". Discover the magic of a compelling message as we discuss how a well-thought out marketing strategy can make or break your program from the start.

For more information, visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.
Nursing Pins and School Rings!  
 
Monday, Oct. 21
11:30 - 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
10 am - 6 p.m.
Seven Scholars University Store 
 
Come purchase your Nursing Pin for the December pinning ceremony. A representative will also be on site if you are interested in a school ring.

For more information, email Renee Lutz.
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.
 
How to Write an Abstract

Writing Center
Tuesday, Oct. 22
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353

 

 

This session will help graduate students write the abstracts required for journal articles, conference papers, and fellowship applications. We will consider the elements of convincing abstracts in various disciplines.

 

For more information, visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
The Dean's Distinguished Virginia Lee Franklin Lecture

School of Nursing
Tuesday, Oct. 22
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
School of Nursing, 655 West Lombard Street
 

"Better Science with Sex and Gender: Pathways to Innovation in Health Care." Dr. Joy Johnson, Scientific Director, Institute on Gender and Health Canadian Institutes of Health Research Professor, The University of British Columbia. In this lecture, we will explore why sex and gender matter. Reception immediately following lecture.

For more information, visit the website or email School of Nursing.
Canning and Preserving 101
 
UM Go Green
Friday, Oct. 25
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Green Room 
 
 
Want to preserve fruits and vegetables for the winter? Not sure what to do? Start canning!
See a demonstration of this neat preservation technique.

For more information, visit the website or email UM Go Green.

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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