October is UMBC’s Relationship Violence Awareness Month

October is Relationship Violence Awareness Month.

UHS and the Women’s Center have joined up to host events and programs dedicated to creating awareness about relationship violence and promote ways to cultivate healthy relationships.

Please join us throughout the 31 days in October to support this important issue that impacts our UMBC community. Be sure to check out our calendar of events and general information.

For additional information, contact the Women’s Center at 410-455-2714 or womens.center@umbc.edu.

Men’s soccer ranked no. 7 in nation by NSCAA

The defending America East champion UMBC men’s soccer team opens its conference season this weekend ranked no. 7, nationally, according to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Over the past two weeks, UMBC has climbed nearly 20 spots. The latest rankings mark the first time in the team’s history to crack the top ten.

On Saturday, the team will travel to Hartford to open defense of their 2012 America East crown. The team’s next home game will be against Albany at UMBC’s annual Homecoming celebration, Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2:30 p.m. at Retriever Soccer Park.

The team’s non-conference defeat by Delaware on Tuesday night was the first loss for the men since Oct. 10, 2012.

Read more about the team at UMBCRetrievers.com.

Pete Caringi UMBC Soccer Show to Air Thursday Evenings on Q1370 throughout October

The Pete Caringi UMBC Soccer Show returns for another season on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. The show will run for five consecutive Thursdays in the month of October as the Retrievers work their way through the treacherous America East Conference and attempt reach the NCAA Championships for the third time in the past four years. Each Thursday, show host Paul Mittermeier will discuss the week’s action with Coach Caringi and player guests. The program airs on the home of the Retrievers, Q1370 AM, the station’s new frequency at 99.9 FM and streams live from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on www.q1370.com.

Fans are welcome to call the show and speak to the guests. The studio line is 410-481-1370.

Fundamentals of Proposal Preparation (10/25)

This introductory workshop is for faculty and staff who are either new to the art of proposal preparation or who wish to increase their probabilities of success. The workshop is appropriate for those in all areas, including the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Topics include how to develop a fundable research idea, how to identify an appropriate funding agency, understanding the review process, how to present your idea in a proposal and how to maximize your chances of getting funded. No prerequisites are necessary for this workshop.

Presented by Ralph Pollack, Associate VP for Research

Attackman Scott Jones Selected Seventh Overall by Minnesota in NLL Draft

Former UMBC attackman Scott Jones was selected by the Minnesota Swarm as the seventh selection overall in the 2013 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. The draft took place at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario on Monday, Sept. 16.

“Congratulations to Scott Jones on being selected seventh overall in the NLL draft,” said UMBC Head Coach Don Zimmerman. “ Everyone associated with the Retriever lacrosse program is delighted for Scott and his family for this well-deserved recognition and wish him continued success as he moves forward into the pro ranks.”

Jones was Minnesota’s fourth selection, as the Swarm had obtained four of the first seven picks in the draft.
Jones was the men’s lacrosse team’s offensive leader for the past three seasons. He earned three America East all-conference honors, including first team recognition in 2012, when he finished eighth in the nation in goals scored per game. In 2013, he became the 30th player in school history to record 100 points and currently stands 20th with 117 career points. Jones served as team captain of the Retrievers in his junior and senior seasons and earned all-tournament honors at the 2013 America East Men’s Lacrosse Championships.

Three other Retrievers are currently competing in the NLL. Brendan Mundorf plays for the Philadelphia Wings, Drew Westervelt just became a member of the Colorado Mammoth and Jon Harasym competes for the Buffalo Bandits.

CUERE presents “The Influence of City Government Structure and Collaboration Networks on Adoption of Sustainability Programs” (10/4)

CUERE seminar presents Dr. Richard Feiock from Florida State University, “The Influence of City Government Structure and Collaboration Networks on Adoption of Sustainability Programs.”

Friday, October 4, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the TRC Building, room 206.

Admission is free and open for all.

Freedom from Smoking Class at UMBC (10/7 – 11/18)

Most of you have probably heard that UMBC is now a smoke-free campus, so what better time to start thinking about quitting than now? University Health Services is committed to supporting all students, faculty and staff members of our campus community in achieving their health and wellness goals, including wanting to quit smoking.

We offer a free smoking cessation class each semester that is open to all students, faculty, staff and even outside community members. The short, seven-week course, will help you quit smoking by discussing the obstacles you will face in that process and developing a plan on how to conquer them. Smoking cessation medications are also available for free to those who qualify.

This Fall 2013, the first class will be held on Monday, Oct. 7 during free hour (12 – 1 p.m.) in The Commons, Room 332. The course will run on every Monday from 12 – 1 p.m. for seven weeks, ending on November 18 – so you will be prepared to quit just in time to enjoy the holidays on a healthier note!

Please contact Mickey Arora, Health Education Coordinator, to register for the course and/or to find out more information, at parora@umbc.edu or (410) 455-3752.