Vol. 4 No 14
Campus Life Weekly
Events and Announcements for the Week of Nov. 11, 2013

There's still time to complete the NCHA!

Through Monday, Nov. 11


It's not too late to win an iPad Mini! Have you submitted the NCHA survey? Help UMB assess health and wellness behaviors on campus. Check your email for the link to participate. The survey ends Monday, November 11th.

For more information, email Hillary Edwards.
Veteran's Awareness Week

Interprofessional Student Learning and
Service Initiatives (ISLSI)
Nov. 11-15


In honor of the millions who have served in the United States Armed Forces and those who have given their lives in the line of duty, the University of Maryland, Baltimore has organized a series of events for this year's Veterans Awareness Week. Find all of the event on The Elm. 


For more information, email Reina Pomeroy. 
Campus-Wide Christian
Bible Study 

WorthyLife Christian Fellowship
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Dental School, Room G305
Join us for good food, fellowship, and Bible study as we see what the Bible has to say about life! Dinner is provided, open to the entire UMB community! 

For more information, email Joon Yim.
Thanksgiving Dinner and Donation Drive 

Project Feast
Through Wednesday, Nov. 27
Donation Box Locations: 1st Floor SMC Campus Center, and other locations around campus


We are collecting clothing, blankets, toiletries and food during November. High need items: men's clothing, socks, coats. Please drop off donations in boxes located in the SMC Campus Center, and around campus.


For more information, email Project Feast.
Interprofessional health course for spring 2014 - Critical Issues in Global Health 


Are you interested in learning more about global health issues? Do you want experience working interprofessionally? 


Register for Critical Issues in Global Health (NRSG/PREV 664) for spring 2014! 


This course will feature guest speakers from across the UMB schools and external global health experts. Modules include: Social Determinants of Global Health, Global Burden of Disease, Child and Maternal Health, and The Environment. 

For more information, email Morgan Pardue.
JSA Mixer 

Jewish Student Association (JSA),
Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA), and USGA
Saturday, Nov. 9
8 p.m. - Midnight
Max's Taphouse, 737 S. Broadway

All UMB grad students and young professionals are invited to our mixer. Meet young professionals from all the schools on campus! Lite kosher fare will be served. Alcoholic beverages available for purchase.  

For more information, email Shmuel Frankel.
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 guests.

For more information, visit us on Facebook or email Sargam Mahat.
PSLI: Public Speaking 

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)  
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
Why is public speaking such a common human fear? Using basic tools to outline and arrange a talk, students will be equipped to deliver an organized and effective presentation on any topic. Proper preparation, materials, and delivery will be discussed and tested.
For more information, visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.
Oral Health Literacy 

Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Noon - 1 p.m.
HS/HSL, Room LL03 
Oral Health is a national public health issue in which ALL health professionals have a stake. This workshop is geared towards educating health professionals (especially students) as to why they are stakeholders, and steps they can take to improve patient oral hygiene.
For more information, visit the website or email HS/HSL.
World Flags
Be Informed Series- Up-date on ACA 

Student Development & Leadership; and Students United for Policy, Education, and Research (SUPER)
Tuesday, Nov. 12
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 349

>> Register here

This discussion will explore the roles each professional school at UMB can play in shaping health care reform and assess where Maryland is in its implementation.

Speaker- Ms. Carolyn Quattrocki, Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Health Care Reform.   

Assorted sandwiches and beverages will be available.

For more information, visit the website or email Cyndi Rice.
International Student and Scholar Travel Workshop 

International Services
Wednesday, Nov. 13
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351

This workshop reviews the process for re-entry to the United States and the process for applying for renewal of the U.S. visa stamp. F-1 and J-1 travel issues will be covered.
For more information, visit the website or email Gina Dreyer.
Community Health Impacts of Mass Incarceration 

Nurses for Global Health (NGH)
Wednesday, Nov. 13
Starts at 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 203

Community Health Graduate Nursing Student, Tracy Holcomb will present the socio-political and economic factors that have contributed to mass incarceration, and its impacts on the health of individuals, families and communities.

For more information, email NGH.
Grammar Hour: Prepositions 
Writing Center
Wednesday, Nov. 13
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.
Spiritual Wellness: Cultivating Gratitude

Wellness Hub
Thursday, Nov. 14
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311

Gratitude is considered one of the greatest virtues. Learn about the scientific benefits of gratitude and what various religious faiths say about giving thanks. Explore ways to cultivate an attitude of gratitude every day of your life, not just on Thanksgiving!

For more information, visit the website or email Hillary Edwards
Conversation, Communication and Culture (C3)

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

This program assists in acclimating to the university, Baltimore, and the United States. Topics covered would include applicable immigration regulations, office and university services, concepts of cross-cultural communication, housing information, and community resources. All are welcome.

For more information, visit the website or email Gina Dreyer
You Passed! 
Decreasing Test Anxiety 

Wellness Hub
Friday, Nov. 15
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311
Stop fretting over finals and get rid of those butterflies in your stomach! Test anxiety is quite common among students at all levels of study and can negatively impact even the best student. Find out more information about test anxiety and tips for better ways to manage it through this workshop.

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

Writing Center
Friday, Nov. 15
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353

Outlining is a vital skill when writing longer papers. It helps you identify your main ideas, present them in a logical manner, and avoid tangents. This workshop will teach strategies for organizing papers before you write them.
For more information, visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
American Indian Heritage Month: American Indian Pow Wow 

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)  
Friday, Nov. 15
Noon - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, 1st Floor Fireplace Lounge

Back by popular demand! Join us to celebrate American Indian Heritage month with dancing, food, and so much more! Open to staff and students!

For more information, visit the website or email Courtney Jones
American Indian Heritage Month: Spotlight Musician: Jan Seiden 

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)  
Monday, Nov. 18
Noon - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, 1st Floor Fireplace Lounge
In honor of American Indian Heritage Month, we are proud to present Jan Seiden 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,  visit the website or email Courtney Jones
Chili Cook-Off Competition

Student Section of Maryland Public Health Association (SMdPHA);  

Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA); 

American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APh-ASP);  

and International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) 

Tuesday, Nov. 19
11 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.
School of Pharmacy Atrium (20 N. Pine St.)
Enter the chili cook-off competition to win a prize and support the World AIDS Month! 
For full World AIDS Month's events, visit the website or email Salin Nhean
Disability Awareness Month Motivational Speaker: 
Janice Jackson
Educational Support and Disability Services
Tuesday, Nov. 19
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.

How to Write a Resume and Cover Letter 

Writing Center
Wednesday, Nov. 20
1 -2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353

An attention-grabbing, polished resume and cover letter will help you stand out from the rest of the applicant pool. This workshop will offer suggestions for writing a successful resume and cover letter.

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

Writing Center
Friday, Nov. 22
1 -2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353

>> Register here

Wish that you could get more out of your pleasure reading than just a plotline? This workshop will present strategies for approaching and appreciating literature. 
For more information, visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
Pan African Festival

United Students of African Descent (USDA), and USGA
Friday, Nov. 22
6 - 9 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Elm Ballrooms

Join us for an exciting night of entertainment, music, dance, and food.


For more information, email Thaddeus Nnabue.
New Graduate Degree Program in Research Ethics

UMB Graduate School
Spring 2014 semester: application deadline, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 
Summer 2014 semester: application deadline, Tuesday, April 15, 2014
This new 12-credit, six course certificate will provide learners with an understanding of the ethical aspects of human subjects research and provide them with the skills needed to analyze ethical issues that arise in research. 

For more information about the cost, who can apply, and the completion timeline, visit the website or email Henry Silverman.
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