Check out the new Winter ‘Tips and Articles’ page of our Wellness Initiative website. We have provided information on winter wellness, seasonal foods and recipes, winter fitness, and energy-saving tips. The UMBC Wellness Initiative website is filled with resources, tips, music, and inspiration.
Visit www.umbc.edu/wellness now!
This set of 1-hour modules is for those who feel that they are unable to effectively balance their work and their life.
Module 1 highlights techniques you can use to analyze your current level of balance between work and life responsibilities. Only through properly understanding where you are, in relation to where you want to be, can you begin to construct a map that will take you to your objective of a balanced, fulfilled life.
Module 2 will focus on techniques for maintaining work/life balance. It includes recognizing the behaviors of passiveness, aggressiveness, and assertiveness and how those affect a person’s ability to find balance in life.
Module 3 will explain how the signs and symptoms of stress could be of physiological, behavioral, and psychological nature, where these stresses can come from and how to keep them from causing burnout. It also covers how you can positively change your responses to stress once you are able to recognize how you respond to stressful situations and relaxation techniques such as breathing and mediation.
- Analyzing Your Life Balance: pd_06_a01_bs_enus
- Maintaining Your Life Balance: pd_06_a02_bs_enus
- Taking Control of Your Stress: pd_06_a03_bs_enus
Visit the UMBC SkillSoft website for a Quick Start Guide, FAQ’s, and the link to log in to SkillPort, or read more about the Business Exploration Series courseware.
To schedule a department presentation about using SkillSoft for professional development, call 410-455-6262 or e-mail email@example.com.
We hope you are planning to attend our winter 2013 Commencement Ceremonies. As you know, commencement ceremonies are very important to our graduate and undergraduate students who have completed their degree requirements in August or December 2013, as well as to their family and guests.
- Graduate Commencement will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 19 in the RAC
- Undergraduate Commencement will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 20 in the RAC
REGALIA PICK-UP: Faculty and staff regalia will be ready for pick-up from the Bookstore between December 9 and December 16. (Regalia will not be available for pick-up at the RAC.)
LINE UP LOCATION AND PROCESSION: Faculty and Associate Staff who are marching in the procession will line up on court 1, in the multi-purpose gym. Enter the RAC at the main entrance and go directly downstairs, where light refreshments will be available. Please line up at 9:15 a.m. There will be security personnel to monitor coats and jackets.
- The Graduate Commencement procession on December 19 will begin promptly at 9:50 a.m.
- The Undergraduate Commencement procession on December 20 will begin promptly at 9:40 a.m.
INFORMATION FOR PhD MENTORS: Faculty members who are mentors to graduating Ph.D. candidates should report to the lower level (basement) of the Sondheim Hall no later than 9:15 a.m. Do not report to the regular line-up area for faculty and staff. Mentors will accompany their students in the procession and will hood them on stage as part of the ceremony.
RSVP: For seating purposes, it is important that OIA has an accurate count of faculty and staff participating in the procession, including those who use their own regalia. If you have not already done so, please use the online response form to send your RSVP by Monday, December 6.
We look forward to your participation in the winter 2013 Commencement Ceremonies.
It’s time for Winter Commencement and we need your help!
Planning is underway for the upcoming 2013 Winter Commencement Ceremonies and we are looking for volunteers to help with different parts of the ceremony. Be sure to sign up as soon as possible so you have the best opportunity to select your choice job.
Please visit the online sign-up form to see what roles to see which roles are available and make your selection. You will receive a confirmation e-mail after you submit your selection. NOTE: fewer number of volunteers are needed for the graduate ceremony.
As a reminder, the dates for the ceremonies are:
Thursday, December 19 – 10 a.m.
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Friday, December 20 - processional begins at 9:40 a.m.
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Volunteer training for both ceremonies is scheduled for Wednesday, December 18 in the RAC. Undergraduate training will be at 1 p.m. followed by the Grad School training at 2 p.m.
If you have any questions, please contact Erin Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a follow-up to a presentation on the history of Haiti organized by French 340 students two weeks ago, the group decided to organize a film screening about contemporary Haiti, a documentary produced in 2011 called “Lift Up.”
The screening will take place on Wednesday, December 4th, at 4.30 p.m. in the Math & Psychology Building Room 105. The movie follows two brothers as they travel from Maryland to visit Haiti, where they were born, to fulfill a promise to their grandfather who died shortly after the earthquake several years ago. The documentary recounts the stories of several of the earthquake’s victims.
Huguens Jean ’12 Ph.D., electrical engineering, co-directed the film with Phillip Knowlton ’03, visual arts. Jean will be in attendance at the screening. The event is free and open to all UMBC students.
To read a profile on the film and its directors that was published in the Summer 2011 edition of UMBC Magazine, click here.
Time is running out for your chance to win the Maryland Charity Campaign grand prize: two round-trip tickets to anywhere that Southwest Airlines flies!
The deadline for the grand prize drawing has been extended. Be sure to make your gift or pledge before the end of the day, Tuesday, December 3, to be eligible for the grand prize drawing. Everyone who has contributed to the fall campaign is automatically entered into the drawing.
There’s still time to give. The campaign is accepting all donations through the end of the week. If you have not yet had a chance to do so, we encourage you to help support the many nonprofit organizations that serve our surrounding community, and consider a gift of any amount.
Please make your donation by completing your pledge form or visiting mdcharity.org. If you have not received a form, please download and fill out a pledge card and turn it into your coordinator.