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Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate Earth Day with URecFit and CulinArt at the SMC Campus Center!

We’re all caretakers of the Earth. Learn how to empower others as well as yourself to make a positive impact on the planet.

Become more environmentally friendly by joining URecFit and CulinArt on Thursday, April 20, at noon in the lobby of the SMC Campus Center.

Take Action on Earth Day!

  • Bring in three plastic grocery bags and receive a recycled grocery tote
  • Bring in three water bottles and receive a recycled 25 oz. water bottle
  • Participate in the 5K walk/run and receive a mini herb garden
  • Learn about and sign up for the Green Office Program
  • Enjoy some edible dirt
Julia Wightman Bulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, Education, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, UMB Go Green, University Administration, University Life, USGAApril 17, 20170 comments
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Golf Tournament

32nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Registration for URecFit‘s 32nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament is now open!

This year’s tournament will take place May 25 at 7:30 a.m. at Oakmont Greens Golf Club and will benefit the Graduate School.

Register by May 5 to get our early bird fee of $360 per foursome, or $98 for an individual. After May 5, prices will go to $400 for a foursome and $108 for an individual. Contact Jacob Pridemore at jpridemore@umaryland.edu if you have any questions.


Jacob Pridemore Bulletin Board, Contests, UMB News, University LifeApril 10, 20170 comments
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Bubble Ball Soccer

Come celebrate the end of the school year with Bubble Ball Soccer presented by Scientists for Non-Academic Careers (SNAC) and Project Jump Start!

Event Details

Anyone can play and the event is free for students. Please bring donations of toiletries or new/gently used clothing for Project Jump Start.

Sign up will start at 2:45 p.m. on May 25 in the URecFit basketball courts. We look forward to seeing you there!

Learn more about bubble ball!

Sponsored by USGA and GSA

Spencer Todd Bulletin Board, People, University Life, USGAMay 19, 20160 comments
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Heart Walk

World Heart Day

Each year, Sept. 29 is World Heart Day. To mark World Heart Day 2015 we want to ensure that people everywhere take the opportunity to make healthy heart choices, wherever they live, work, and play.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world’s number one killer. However, much of CVD can be prevented by addressing risk factors such as tobacco use, lack of physical activity, and unhealthy diet.

Find out more about CVD by visiting our Heart Walk page and please join me, Julia Wightman, on Saturday, Oct. 10 for the 2015 Heart Walk.

Show your support by taking a Healthy Heart Selfie! #worldheartday

World Heart Day

Julia Wightman – #WorldHeartDay

Julia WightmanBulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, University Administration, University LifeSeptember 29, 20150 comments
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You Gotta Have Heart

I am coordinating the University’s involvement in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk this year and I want you to join me in the fight against heart disease and stroke. The Heart Walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Camden Yards Sports Complex. The activities begin at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

Get Involved!

There are several ways for you and your friends and family to get involved with the Heart Walk. Check out the website to decide what works best for you! But please come walk with me, take steps toward a healthy you, and join the fight against heart disease and stroke by signing up for the 2015 American Heart Association Heart Walk!

Julia WightmanBulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, For B'more, Research, University LifeSeptember 24, 20150 comments
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Update – Franchon Crews Advances to Olympic Trials

UMB’s Franchon Crews has advanced to the Olympic Trials next month in Memphis. Read this update from The Baltimore Sun.


Franchon Crews has worked at URecFit for 2 1/2 years while pursuing her Olympic goals. She is fighting in Baltimore soon and invites the UMB community to support and enjoy Olympic style boxing in downtown Baltimore. Hosted by Under Armour.

Event Details

Franchon Crews, “The Heavy Hitting Diva”
Fighting in Olympic Trial Qualifier “Pathway To Glory Tournament”
Baltimore Harbor Hotel
101 W. Fayette St.
Fights are Sept. 8 to 11 at 8 p.m.
Weigh-ins are 7 a.m. everyday
Sept. 8 and 9 – entry is free
Sept. 10 – semifinals – $15
Sept. 11 – finals – $25

T-shirts will be available for $25.

Franchon CrewsPeople, University LifeSeptember 15, 20150 comments
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National Night Out

2015 National Night Out at UMB

UMB’s Title IX compliance team joined the UMB Police Force to hold a cookout with a condition: Before enjoying the hot dogs or hamburgers, first take a brochure on safety or get information about Title IX. Then everyone would be welcome at CulinArt’s tent for the entree, fixings, and drinks.

Given the wet weather on Aug. 4, the tent came in handy. Some diners opened their umbrellas and others fled inside the SMCCC, where many had spent the early evening staying healthy with some exercise at URecFit.

Yet the rain showers couldn’t keep UMB students, staff and guests from joining others in Baltimore and around the nation in the annual National Night Out.

Photo caption: SOD 3rd year student Michael Klausner, left; UMB Police Cpl J.R. Jones, center; and Bernadette Taylor of administration and finance, right, at the SMC Campus Center. Photo by Patricia Fanning

Patricia FanningCollaboration, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, University LifeAugust 7, 20150 comments
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Franklin Square Kids Learn and Leap Into the Pool at URecFit

On the afternoon of Friday, July 10, students from Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School visited the UMB campus to learn about financial literacy at the School of Social Work, and enjoyed an afternoon swim at URecFit.

This six-week experience, as part of a summer camp developed by social studies teacher and UMB Carey School of Law graduate Kirk Crawley, Esq., and supported by UMB via the Office of Community Engagement and URecFit, is designed to expose local youth to careers in health, law, and human services while providing fun, fitness activities once a week on the UMB campus.

Students to Visit UMB Schools

The students will visit campus on Fridays from July 10 through Aug. 14. Visiting each UMB school and participating in activities that include simulation and practice lab tours, human anatomy activities, and more!

Brian SturdivantCollaboration, Education, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, UMB NewsJuly 13, 20151 comment
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