Vol. 4 No 12
Campus Life Weekly
Events and Announcements for the Week of Oct. 28, 2013

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Documentary Film Screening: The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia 



The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts and iconic leaders. Directed by James Redford, the film not only clears up the misconceptions about dyslexia, but paints a picture of hope for all who struggle with it.

For more information, visit the website or email Whitney Brown.
Canning and Preserving 101 

UM Go Green
Friday, Oct. 25
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Green Room

 

>> Register here

 

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.
Halloween Mixer 

Friday, Oct. 25
6 - 8 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351

USAD invites all UMB students to come out for an evening of fun, music, free food and an opportunity to network with students from other schools.

For more information, email Olusola Orebiyi.

RAD for Men 

URecFit
Saturdays, Oct. 26, and Nov. 2
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311

R.A.D. For Men is a self defense program designed to provide responsible information and tactical options of self defense for men who find themselves in confrontational situations. It is a violence prevention and self defense program.

 

For more information, visit the website or email Archie Griffin

Coffee & a Cause   
 
Community Action Network, USGA, and Alliance for Workforce Development
Saturday, Oct. 26
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Elm Rooms
 
 
Come join the School of Social Work's Community Action Network in supporting southwest Baltimore's CUPS coffeehouse, which employs at risk youth. There will be a full brunch, coffee by Zeke's, a silent auction and performance by Grammy-nominated Karter Jaymes! 
 
Tickets are $10 dollars for UMB students.  
 
For more information, visit the website or email Jackie Parker.
Submit a question to Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Mello

Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative (NPII)

Through Nov. 4  

 

The countdown to Dr. Mello's visit to Maryland has begun, with less than two weeks to go. But there is a way for you to get involved in the event right now... In advance of the Maryland event, we have opened a "Submit A Question" portal on our site. 

 

Why not take this opportunity to visit the site and ask Dr. Mello any questions you might have. Even if you can't attend his talk in person, we'll give the questions to him, and share his responses after the event.

Coming Soon: NCHA 

Wellness Hub
Monday, Oct. 28 through Monday, Nov. 11

 

The National College Health Assessment will arrive in your inbox on Monday! Help UMB assess the health and wellness behaviors on our campus. Students who submit a completed survey will have a chance to win an iPad Mini.

For more information, email Hillary Edwards.
President's Student Leadership Institute (PSLI): Interview Skills 

 

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)
Tuesday, Oct. 29
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 349


Interviewing can be a daunting process. As a professional, you will endure various interviews during your career. Join us during this session to learn tips from an expert in HR.

For more information, visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.
Be Informed Series- Up-date on ACA

Tuesday, Oct. 29
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 349
 
 
Join speaker Ms. Michele Eberle, Director, Maryland Health Insurance Plan, Maryland Health Connection, for a discussion on how reform will impact future health care and social service professionals. 
 
Light refreshments provided!

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

URecFit
Tuesday, Oct. 29
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
URecFit Pratt Gym Basketball Courts

Wear your costumes! Prizes will be given for most creative, spookiest, and funniest costumes. Apple cider and treats to follow after the Zumba class.

For more information, visit the website or email Emily Eskew.


Boosting Self-Esteem 

Wellness Hub
Wednesday, Oct. 30
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311


Learn how to overcome negative thinking patterns and become more confident. Challenge the simplistic view that confidence is a trait you were either born with or without.

For more information, visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.
Boosting Self-Esteem 

Wellness Hub
Wednesday, Oct. 30
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 223


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.

Panel Discussion- Be Informed Series - ACA Update
 
Wednesday, Oct. 30
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location Change: SMC Campus Center, Green Room

 

>> Register here

 

Panelists will include professionals who are working in the field and can see the impact of how health care will be delivered in the future; and how it will impact you as a professional and citizen. Do you know how or if you are learning what you need to know for excellent delivery of service in 2015?

 

Light food provided.

 

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


Campus Life
Monday, Nov. 4
9:30 - 11 a.m.
Location Change: MSTF Auditorium, 685 W. Baltimore 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. 
 

You can follow this initiative on Twitter or on Facebook. On the day of Dr. Mello's visit, we'd love to collect your comments and questions, and share any photos you take, so please use the hashtag #NPII whenever you're talking about the event! 


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

PSLI: Event Planning and Management

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)
Monday, Nov. 4
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351


Are you planning a big event for your group and don't know where to start? This workshop will offer key elements and skills to effectively manage organizational projects and events.

For more information, visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.
Writing for Wellness Workshop II 

Wellness Hub
Tuesdays, Nov. 5 through Nov. 26
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311


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.
How to Incorporate Sources 

Writing Center
Wednesday, Nov. 6
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353


Incorporating sources is a key aspect of scholarship. This workshop will help you learn the art of summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting your sources.

For more information, visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
Kill-a-Watt  

UM Go Green
Thursday, Nov. 7
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Green Room

How can we reduce our energy consumption at work and at home? Baltimore Energy Challenge has a few ideas. Start saving energy and money.

For more information, visit the website or email UM Go Green.
How to Revise and Self-Edit 

Wrting Center 
Thursday, Nov. 7
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center,  Room 223

>> Register here

This hands-on workshop will provide revision strategies for longer texts in addition to suggestions for improvement at the sentence level. We will look at common errors and offer specific tips to strengthen clarity, organization, and flow.

For more information, visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
ISO Dessert Fest 2013

International Student Organization (ISO), and USGA
Monday,Nov. 11
6 - 9 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Elm Room B

Join us for an exciting evening filled with delicious food from around the world.  


Event is free for UMB students and $3 for guest.

For more information, visit us on Facebook or email Sargam Mahat.
3 V 3 Basketball Registration 

URecFit
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Registration Deadline: 5 p.m.


Register your team for the Intramural 3 v 3 basketball tournament by Nov. 12 at 5 p.m.. Max of 12 teams. Double elimination bracket. Open & Women's Divisions are available.

For more information, visit the website or email Sara Griggs.
Invitation to Prague Summer Schools 2014

Prague's Center for Public Policy
Application Deadline: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
Program Date: July 5 - 13, 2014
Prague, Czech Republic 
 
The Prague Summer Schools are seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment.

Students are encouraged to submit their applications to Prague Summer Schools 2014 by early bird application deadline of Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. The final deadline is Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.

 

For more information on program details and requirements, visit the website.

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