Disability Accommodations at Convocation

If you have a family member who requires special accommodated seating (wheelchair, walker, etc.) at the May 19th convocation ceremony, please email stservices@ssw.umaryland.edu by May 12. In the email, please specify the following: 1. Your name 2. The type of disability that needs to be accommodated 3. The number of guests in your party. If you have more than 4 guests, they may have to sit separately in order to accommodate any special needs The Office of Student Services will respond to your request with instructions for the day of the ceremony. And again, congratulations on your accomplishment!

Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation Session May 5

Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation Session-May 5th First Friday of the month| 12:30-1 p.m. SMC CC, Room 311 Join us on the first Friday of each month from 12:30 - 1 p.m. for a drop-in meditation session. Setting aside regular time to quiet your mind helps reduce stress and improve well-being. No meditation experience necessary.

5/8, 12:15-1:15, 3E10: Final Alliance meeting of the semester!

Please bring your reflections and suggestions to this meeting the Alliance of Anti-Racist Social Work Practitioners, the last of the semester! We'll have lunch, introduce facilitators for 2017-18, and talk about ways to continue bringing learning opportunities to the SSW on the practical application of anti-racism.

Final OASIS Meeting Monday, May 8th 5-6PM Rm 2E02

We have come to the close of another school year. Many of us are graduating (Congrats!). We will have our final meeting on Monday, May 8th from 5-6PM in room 2E02 (subject to change). This meeting will be an opportunity to reflect on the year and pass the torch to new leadership. Additionally, Kente stoles will be given out and we will have more Black Lives Matter stickers for graduation caps for those that want them. As always dinner will be served. We hope you will be able to come and celebrate the end of the year!

Load of Love Fundraiser May 6

Loads of Love is a mobile laundry service catered to supporting homeless individuals in West Baltimore. Through Loads of Love we will be providing a much needed yet hugely undervalued service to a vulnerable and overlooked population at no cost: freshly washed and folded clothing. For most, getting up every day and putting on clean clothes is the norm. For the homeless, who in most cases do not have access to a laundromat, it’s a small positive that will make a big difference. Saturday, May 6 - from 6 to 9 PM Eubie Blake Cultural Center 847 North Howard Street, Baltimore Tickets $40 Event Features: Food & Drinks Entertainment Conversation with Shannon Epps, Visionary and Baltimore Corps Ele

Organizing with Baltimore Asian Resistance in Solidarity 5/2

A panel discussion with members of the community group, Baltimore Asian Resistance in Solidarity (BARS). Founded and brought to life during the Baltimore Uprising in 2015, BARS brings together Asians and Pacific Islanders of all backgrounds in Baltimore for learning, mutual support, and radical organizing. Discussion will include: dismantling the model minority myth, multi-racial coalition building for justice, Asian activism in the U.S., and more. May 2, 2017 SMC Campus Center Green Room Noon - 1:00 P.M.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Luau 5/8

Traditionally, luaus represent the reaching of a significant life milestone. Let's honor the UMB Class of 2017 while paying tribute to Polynesian culture with a celebration in this festive tradition. Enjoy traditional Polynesian food and learn the beautiful stories, songs, and dances behind the elegant movements of the hula dancers. May 8, 2017 SON Lawn 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

SGA End of Year BBQ BASH Monday May 1st 12-2PM SSW Atrium & Courtyard!

It's coming down to the final week of the semester! Take a break this Monday, May 1st and join SGA to de-stress. Stop by the atrium and grab some delicious BBQ and play games in the outdoor courtyard from 12 to 2PM! Hope to see you there! Enjoy the rest of the semester and good luck on final projects!

2017 BHA Annual Conference

2017 BHA Annual Conference (Behavioral Health Administration) Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road Baltimore, Maryland 21244 8:00am - 4:00pm Conference Fee $55 View AgendaView Workshops REGISTER HERE! Sponsored by: The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Behavioral Health Administration University of Maryland School of Medicine Training Center

Collins to Receive CSWE's Distinguished Recent Contributions to Social Work Education Award

This fall, the SSW's Kathryn Collins will be presented the Distinguished Recent Contributions to Social Work Education Award by the Council on Social Work Education. The award will presented at the organization's 2017 Annual Program Meeting taking place in Dallas this coming October. Kathryn S. Collins is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Co-Principal Investigator of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Category II Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded Family Informed Trauma Treatment (FITT) Center and Principal Investigator of Trauma Education Connections Initiative. She is a current CSWE Trauma

Ven a nuestra última reunión de LUCHA!

Come join us on our last LUCHA meeting of the semester! The meeting will be on Monday May 1st from 12:15pm-1:45pm in RM 2E06 Lunch will be provided! We will reflecting on the year, giving some final updates, and announcing our new leadership! And we will be doing it completely en Espanol! If you can't attend but want information, email us at lucha@ssw.umaryland.edu L.U.C.H.A. seeks to raise awareness among all the UMB schools about the strengths and challenges associated with having a bicultural identity, and to have solidarity with issues that transcend national origin.

Precision Medicine: From Population-Based to Patient Focused Drug Therapy

The UMB Student Chapter of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology is pleased to sponsor a keynote speaker, Bruce Carleton, PharmD, Professor of Pediatrics, Co-Chair of the Division of Translational Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. His clinical research interests include epidemiology and pharmacogenomics, with an emphasis on pediatric medicine and the epidemiology and clinical management of adverse drug reactions. He has received funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research for several projects including Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network (DSEN) in Adverse Drug Reaction Active Surveillance and Pharmacogenomics of Adverse Drug Reaction

Credit Café | Friday, April 28, 11 am – 3 pm | HS/HSL Ground Floor Room LL05

Financial Education and Wellness is hosting Credit Café for students this Friday, April 28, 2017 from 11:00 am – 3 pm. Registration is required and we have a limited number of slots. This is a free opportunity for students to review their credit with a credit counselor from Guidewell Financial Services. Stop by the HS/HSL to retrieve a free copy of your credit report and a free review. Walk-ins are welcome to come in and retrieve a report only with no appointment necessary. Register using Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/credit-cafe-2017-tickets-33929581291

CEC Community Lunch April 28 with SUPER

SUPER sponsors a UMB Community Engagement Center lunch on Friday, April 28. Come to the CEC for a free lunch and meet some of our neighbors who live in West Baltimore and learn about this amazing community resource right next door to campus. Come early or stay late to help with setup/cleanup. The lunch is from 12pm-1pm, and the address for the CEC is 870 W Baltimore Street.

Puppy Love April 27

Finals are right around the corner. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to interact with animals and reduce your stress. Maryland's Pets on Wheels will bring its furry friends to the SMC Campus Center, Room 349 for all to enjoy. Thursday April 27, 11:30-1:30 p.m. SMC CC room 349

We need to hear your voices and want to give away $500!

We need to hear your voices and want to give away $500! Attention Current MSW Students: Please complete your MSW course evaluations, field evaluations and graduating student survey today. Each survey completed equals an entry into a lottery to win a Visa gift card (We will be giving away a $100 card, four $50 cards, and eight $25 cards) Check your umaryland.edu email for information and a link to the survey.

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