Expanded Healthy Snack Vending Program

UMBC Vending is pleased to announce the Healthy Vending program is expanding. A sixth “Healthy Choices” machine can now be found on the first floor of Sondheim. This new machines complements machines already located in Math/Psych, The RAC, the Library, University Center, and Fine Arts buildings. For more information about this healthy program, visit the Wellness Initiative website.

November-December 2014: SkillSoft Resource Highlight for Managers: Blended Learning Resources

Did you know that you can use SkillSoft as a team development tool for your employees? SkillSoft offers blended learning resources – corresponding PowerPoint slide decks, Word exercises and structured activities that complement some of SkillSoft’s most popular business skills courses. Blended learning resources help you as a manager present, engage and reinforce course subject matter and align learning with the needs of your departments and teams. There are numerous ways that these resources can be used. For more information on these resources and a full list of courses that contain them, visit the UMBC SkillSoft website and help your team continue to acquire valuable on-the-job skills!

To schedule a customized department presentation on how to use SkillSoft for professional development, contact Jill Weinknecht Wardell at ext. 5-1442 or jwardell@umbc.edu.

Arielle Dolegui ’13 and Kim Casimbon ’14, Psychology, to Present at USG’s BioMedical Sciences Day

Kim Casimbon ’14 and Arielle Dolegui ’13, psychology, will present at the Universities at Shady Grove’s 6th Annual BioMedical Science Day: Into the Future-Research to Reality on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD. This event is presented by USG’s Committee on Collaboration, Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Education Strategies.

Amanda Knapp, Assistant Vice Provost, in The Baltimore Sun

Amanda Knapp, assistant vice provost for academic standards and policy administration, was profiled in The Baltimore Sun for her hobby as a dirt-bike racer.

Knapp recently started racing competitively and received her first sponsorship. In the article, Knapp encouraged more women to get involved in the sport and compared riding to applying for college. “Registering for a race which can be scary is much like applying to college and accepting admission,” she said. “You can’t earn a degree if you can’t get yourself started, which can be the hardest part.”

Click here to read “Columbia mom empowers women through motorcycle racing.”

Research Compliance Education Sessions

Want to learn more about UMBC’s research compliance program? Have a burning question about regulations? Need an “experienced” eye to review an application before submitted, for example, to the IRB? Unsure if your investigation requires review for conflicts of interest or use of controlled materials or data?

Come join your Office of Research Protections and Compliance (ORPC) colleagues on Wednesdays at 12:00 pm during this semester over in bwTech North (the Research Park) to discuss and answer your questions. A complete schedule of topic, days and times, registration and directions can be found here.

Questions? Please contact the ORPC at 5-2737 or compliance@umbc.edu.

Sylvia Wickham’s Retirement (11/20)

Please save the date for an event celebrating the distinguished service of Sylvia Wickham, Executive Assistant in the Procurement Department.

Please join us at her Retirement Reception Celebration on Thursday, November 20, 2014, in the Fireside Lounge in The Commons.

Sylvia Wickham’s Retirement Reception
Thursday, November 20, 2014
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Commons, Fireside Lounge
Light refreshments will be served