Activities and Events

Be Informed Series

  • Be Informed Series: ACA and You
    Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | SMC CC, Room 311
    This program provides an update on the Affordable Care Act time line for implementation and scope of where we are now. A mjor focus ont he presentation deals with Navigators and Assistors. Shouldn't You Be One? Features Speaker: Ms. Kathleen Westcoat, President & CEO, HealthCare Access Maryland.
    >> View slides from presentation here
  • Be Informed Series: ACA’s Implementation in Maryland
    Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | SMC CC, Room 311
    Are Accountable Care Orgnaizations (ACOs) models of future health care delivery systems? Will you ultimately work for one after graduation? Come talk about it with Speaker: Colin Ward, MHS, Executive Director, Greater Baltimore Health Alliance (an ACO).
       
  • Be Informed Series: ACA and Health Exchange Programs
    Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | SMC CC, Room 311
    Health Exchange programs and their implications for interdisciplinary teams and practical experience will be discussed during this program. It includes an overview of the newly created Evergreen Project available on the Exchange. Speaker: Dr. Peter Beilenson, President of Evergreen Health and previous Baltimore City Health Commissioner. 
  • Be Informed Series: ACA Update - Medical Homes
    Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
    5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | SMC CC, Room 311
    This program features an update on Medical Homes, including what they are and how do they fit into the health care freorm picture. Speaker (UMB's own): Dr. Niharika Khanna, Leader of the Maryland Learning Collaborative for the State's Multi-Payer Centered Medical Home. 
  • Be Informed Series: ACA and Health
    Exchange Programs
    Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
    5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | SMC CC, Room 349
    The topic is "How Health Reform will Imapct the Way Professionals Practice in Maryland." Speaker: Ms. Michele Eberle, Executive Director, Maryland Health Insurance Plan. Oral presentation was given by Ms. Rebecca Bayne, Manager of Producers of Operation at the Maryland Health  Benefit Exchange.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         >>View Slides from Presentation Here
  • Be Informed Series: ACA Wrap-up
    Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013
    5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | SMC CC, Room 349
    This discussion will explore the roles each professional school at UMB can play in shaping health care reform.
    >> Register here
    >> view slide presentation here
  • Be Informed: Inequalities in Healthcare
    Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
    5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | SMC CC, Room TBD
    Facilitator - TBD
    This discussion hopes to help sensitize future professionals to the myriad of disparities and inequalities in our health care system and discuss methods to address them.
  • Be Informed: Government Control vs. Individual Freedom
    Tuesday, March 4, 2014
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | SMC CC, Room TBD
    This discussion focuses on personal individual liberty disputes between government control and individual freedoms.
  • Be Informed: Democracy and Corporations
    Thursday, March 13, 2014
    Noon - 1 p.m. | SMC CC, Room 349
    This program takes a cursory look at democracy and corporate power.
  • Be Informed: How To Start Your Own Private Practice in Maryland
    Thursday, March 14, 2014
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | SMC CC, Elm Room B
    Experts in the fields of dentistry and medicine will be invited to share their personal journeys of starting their own private practices in Maryland with soon to be practicing professionals in Maryland.
  • Be Informed: How To Start Your Own Private Practice in Maryland
    Tuesday, April 1, 2014
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | SMC CC, Room 311
    Experts in the fields of law and nursing will be invited to share their personal journeys of starting their own private practices in Maryland with soon to be practicing professionals in Maryland.
  • Be Informed: How To Start Your Own Private Practice in Maryland
    Thursday, April 3, 2014
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | SMC CC, Room 311
    Experts in the fields of clinical/retail pharmacy and social work will be invited to share their personal journeys of starting their own private practices in Maryland with soon to be practicing professionals in Maryland.

Life Skills

  • Life Skills Development:
    Driven to Defraud
    Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | SMC CC, Elm Room A
    Join us for the film screening of Driven to Defraud with a follow-up discussion led by lawyers and consumer advocates. If you are planning to buy a car anytime soon you will not want to miss this event.
  • Life Skills Development: Buying Your First Home
    Tuesday, April 8, 2014
    5:30 - 7 p.m. | SMC CC, Room 311
    A financial expert will lead our conversation on important details you should know about before you buy your first home. This program is cosponsored by the Office of Financial Education and Wellness.
  • Life Skills Development: Investing 101
    Thursday, April 10, 2014
    5:30 - 7 p.m. | SMC CC, Room 311
    Come learn the basics of investing and how to get started using online resources.

Student Activities

  • Mobtown Dance Lesson
    Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
    Noon | SMC CC, ist Floor Fireplace Lounge
    Join us for a mid-day swing dance demonstration led by experts from Mobtown!
  • UMB Student Night at Mobtown
    Thursday, Oct. 4, 2013
    Free Swing Lesson: 7 p.m.
    Dance Practice: 9 p.m.
    Mobtown Ballroom, 861 Washington Boulevard
    Let’s hop on the “A Train” (just kidding…Charm City Circulator or regular MTA) and learn to do the Lindy Hop at Mobtown. The lesson is free to students and $7 for the dance practice that follows.
  • UMB Student Leaders Meet-N-Greet
    Monday, Oct. 21, 2013
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | SMC CC, Elm Room A
    Newly elected 2013-2014 student leaders from all of the schools will be invited to attend and meet UMB campus leadership.
  • International Students’ Dessert Festival
    Monday, Nov. 11, 2013
    5:30 - 9 p.m. | SMC CC, Elm Room B
    Join us for a superb assortment of sweet and savory treats from around the world. Various cultures will be explored through food, drink and conversation! All are invited to attend. Student admission is free and non-students are $5 per person. This program is co-sponsored by the International Student Organization and the University Student Government Association.
  • United Students of African Descent’s Annual Pan-African Festival
    Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013
    5:30 - 9 p.m. | SMC CC, Elm Rooms
    This annual event shines a spotlight on African and African-American traditions and cultures featuring music, dance, poetry, and great food prepared using African American and African techniques!
  • United Students of African Descent’s Annual Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration
    Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013
    5:30 - 9 p.m. | SMC CC, Rooms 349
    This Pre-Kwanzaa event celebrates African American history while highlighting and enlightening the audience on the Seven Principles of African heritage. Food is served and all attendees are strongly encouraged to participate in the ceremonies. This event is co-sponsored by the University Student Government Association.
  • Family Feud and Jeopardy featuring Black History Topics
    Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | SMC CC, Room TBA
    This event will feature a 30-minute Family Feud competition and 30-minute Jeopardy competition focusing on African and African American contributions to the world. This event is co-sponsored by the United Students of African Descent and University Student Government Association.
  • Local Gospel Choirs Showcase
    Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
    6 - 9 p.m. | SMC CC, First Floor Stage
    This showcase features local gospel choirs who will compete for awards. Co-sponsored by United Students of African Descent and University Student Government Association.
  • United Students of African Descent’s Jazz Fusion Extravaganza
    Thursday, March 27, 2014
    6 - 9 p.m. | SMC CC, Elm Room A
    This annual event features local Jazz artists who play a mix of Jazz and R&B tunes while students enjoy foods with southern and Caribbean flare! The elm room will be transformed into a smooth jazz club for the evening! The event is co-sponsored by the University Student Government Association and the Office of Student Development & Leadership.
  • International Students’ Worldfest 2014
    Thursday, April 24, 2014
    5:30 - 9 p.m. | SMC CC, Elm Rooms
    This annual event features food representing cultures from around the world, a fashion show spotlighting traditional clothing from around the globe, and a talent show highlighting our wonderful students. This event is co-sponsored by the University Student Government Association and the Office of Student Development and Leadership

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