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Calendar – 5/13/04

Thursday, May 13

Pilates at the Beacon Fitness Center11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., McCormack Hall, 1st Floor, Beacon Fitness Center. Traditional Pilates class taught by certified instructor, Jo Desmond. Open to all members. For more information, call Chris Fitzgerald at 617-287-6788 or email [email protected].

Blue Balloon Brown Bag Lunch Group 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Cafeteria. Faculty who are using Prometheus to enhance their face-to-face class, teaching a class online or just interested in learning more about Prometheus are invited to join other faculty members on the second Thursday of each month from February through May. Bring your lunch and look for the blue balloon! For more information, call Eileen McMahon at 617-287-3998 or email [email protected].

Water Watch General Meetings 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Room 156. We meet to discuss upcoming events and projects we are working on such as: cleanups on the Charles and the Neponset rivers, education in K-12 classrooms, Water Watch website development, and other things related to pollution in our water ways. For more information, call Teresa D’Anna at 617-287-3866 or email [email protected].

Friday, May 14

U$ave Computer Discount Program This program will run from April 2- May 21, 2004. U$ave is a multi-campus program designed to save the entire MHEC Community (institutional and personal) money by using buying power to negotiate bulk discount pricing on computers and components. Visit usave.umassp.edu for details, vendors, and other information. For more information, email USave Program at [email protected].

Ab Blast at the Beacon Fitness Center 11:30am-12:30pm, McCormack Hall, 1st Floor, Beacon Fitness Center. An hour-long class devoted primarily to toning the abdominal region. Open to all members. For more information, call 617-287-6788 or email [email protected].

“The Power of NOW'”Brown Bag Luncheon Series Noon, McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Interfaith Chapel. Find the truth that is within you. Join with the Interfaith Catholic Chaplain for a deeper look at Exkhart Tolle’s “The Power of NOW.” For more information, call Maggie Cahill at 617-287-5839 or email [email protected].

Dance Kaleidoscope 8-10pm, McCormack Hall, 2nd Floor, McCormack Theatre. Directed by Anne Tolbert. Choreography by Sook-Hee Chung, Adrienne Hawkins, Anne Tolbert and UMB Dance Students. Reception to follow. Advance tickets are available. Ticket prices: $10.00 ($5.00 students and seniors). For more information on advance tickets, e-mail Anne Tolbert at [email protected]

Saturday, May 15

Dance Kaleidoscope 8-10pm, McCormack Hall, 2nd Floor, McCormack Theatre. Directed by Anne Tolbert. Choreography by Sook-Hee Chung, Adrienne Hawkins, Anne Tolbert and UMB Dance Students. Reception to follow. Advance tickets are available. Ticket prices: $10.00 ($5.00 students and seniors). For more information on advance tickets, e-mail Anne Tolbert at [email protected].

Sunday, May 16

WUMB 91.9 FM Commonwealth Journal 7pm, Interviews with scholars, writers, and public officials examining current issues of interest to the people of Massachusetts. Visit www.wumb.org. For more information, call 617-287-6900.

Monday, May 17

Interfaith Bible Study: Studying the Book of Job 11:30am-12:25pm, McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Interfaith Chapel. On Mondays and Thursdays the biblical Book of Job will be read and discussed. Where is the wisdom in the book of Job? No expertise is necessary! For more information, call Rev. Adrienne Berry-Burton at 617-287- 5838 or email [email protected]

Plyometrics at the Beacon Fitness Center 12:30-1:30pm, McCormack Hall, 1st Floor, Beacon Fitness Center. Muscular strength and toning class using mainly calisthenic exercises. Open to all members. For more information, call 617-287-6788 or email [email protected]

Gospel Choir Club Rehearsals 2:30-3:30pm, McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Interfaith Chapel. The UMass Gospel Choir Club is open to students and members of the UMB community who like Gospel and want to sing together. Prior experience singing Gospel is not required. For more information, call Rev. Adrienne Berry-Burton at 617-287- 5838 or email [email protected] .

Yoga Class 5:15-6:15pm, McCormack Hall, 1st Floor, Beacon Fitness Center Aerobics Room. By popular demand our Yoga program has been expanded to offer an evening yoga class. Please join us – after class or after work – a great way to wind down and transition after a long day. Professional Yoga Instruction – Students FREE – faculty and staff $5.00. Sign up sheet at the Beacon Fitness Center on Monday morning. Class limited to 30. Sponsored by University Health Services. For more information, call Linda Jorgensen at 617-287-5680 or email [email protected]

Tuesday, May 18

Writing Proficiency Exam Workshop 10:30am-Noon, Wheatley Hall, 1st Floor, Room 0006. In preparation for the June 7, 2004 exam, this workshop will focus on Reading Set A: Seneca Falls, New York, July 19-20, 1848: The Women’s Rights Convention. Please come to the workshop after a careful reading of the essays in the reading set. You will be able to discuss your strategies for developing a thesis, organizing an argument, and analyzing the readings. For more information, call Aimee D’Avignon at 617-287-6330 or email [email protected].

Pilates at the Beacon Fitness Center 11:30am-12:30pm, McCormack Hall, 1st Floor, Beacon Fitness Center. A traditional Pilates class taught by certified instructor, Jo Desmond. Open to all members. For more information, call 617-287-6788 or email [email protected] .

Massage Therapy 2:30-5pm, McCormack Hall, 1st Floor, Room 613. Massage therapy by Licensed Massage Therapist, Amy Aransky. Cost is $20 for twenty minutes; $30 for thirty minutes; $10 for ten minutes. Make an appointment by calling 781-354-3450. Offered through the UMass Boston Department of Athletics.

RCC Alumni Reception 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Christina Dunn at 617-287-5330 or email [email protected] .

Wednesday, May 19

Writing Proficiency Portfolio Workshop 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Call WPR Office for Location. In preparation for the portfolio due on June 7, 2004, this workshop will focus on the Education: Experience and Thinking reading set. Please come to the workshop after a careful reading of the essays in the reading set. You will be able to discuss your strategies for developing a thesis, organizing an argument, and analyzing the readings. For more information, call Aimee D’Avignon at 617-287-6330 or email [email protected] .

Catholic Mass 12:30pm, McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Interfaith Chapel. For more information, call Maggie Cahill at 617-287-5839 or email [email protected] .

Yoga Class 12:30-1:30pm, McCormack Hall, 1st Floor, Beacon Fitness Center. Yoga is a very effective way to manage stress and rejuvenate both body and mind. Yoga class taught by a professional yoga instructor and sponsored by the University Health Services. Free ti students; $5.00 charge for faculty and staff. For more information, call 617-287-5680 or email [email protected] .

Recovery Meetings for Sober Alcoholics & Addicts or those looking for a new way of life. 2-3pm, Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Room 169. Meetings open for all students, professors, & employees. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Beth at 617-287-7981.

Writing Proficiency Exam Workshop 2:30-4pm, Call WPR Office for Location. In preparation for the June 7, 2004 exam, this workshop will focus on Reading Set B: The Brain. Please come to the workshop after a careful reading of the essays in the reading set. You will be able to discuss your strategies for developing a thesis, organizing an argument, and analyzing the readings. For more information, call Aimee D’Avignon at 617-287-6330 or email [email protected] .

ECO-Tours of UMass Boston 3-3:40pm, Service Building, UL, Recycling/Sustainability Program Office. ‘Green’ buildings, furnishings, recycled paper, compostable bags and energy efficiency – it is all happening at UMass Boston. Get to know your Sustainable Campus and ‘Green’ efforts at UMB. Find out what we recycle and how UMass Boston is making environmentally responsible choices. For more information, call UMBe Green at 617-287-5083 or email [email protected]

Cardio-Kickboxing at the Beacon Fitness Center 4-5pm, McCormack Hall, 1st Floor, Beacon Fitness Center. Group Exercise Class designed to target cardiovascular endurance using a kickboxing theme. Open to all members. For more information, call 617-287-6788 or email [email protected]

The Reauthorization of Higher Ed Act & Its Impact on Students in New England” 5:30-8:30pm, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA, Hogan Campus Center. The New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE)at the University of Massachusetts, Boston announces its annual All Think Tank Event. Moderator: Clare Cotton, President of MAICU. RSVP required. Cost is $50/person. For more information, call Beth Kidder at 617-287-7740 or email [email protected]

Step & Tone at the Beacon Fitness Center 6:30-7:45pm, McCormack Hall, 1st Floor, Beacon Fitness Center. A two-part exercise class which begins with traditional step-aerobics and finishes with muscular strength and toning exercises. Open to all members. For more information, call 617-287-6788 or email [email protected]

Thursday, May 20

Pilates at the Beacon Fitness Center 11:30am-12:30pm, McCormack Hall, 1st Floor, Beacon Fitness Center. Traditional Pilates class taught by certified instructor, Jo Desmond. Open to all members. For more information, call Chris Fitzgerald at 617-287-6788 or email [email protected]

Spring 2004 Music Series Noon-2pm, Plaza Level Outside Quinn Administration Building. Put the ZING in your SPRING! Third and last installment of free concert series welcomes the Blue Suede Boppers. Come listen to 50s & 60s rock and roll during your lunch hour! (Rain location Student Dining, 1st floor Campus Center) For more information, call Community Relations at 617-287-5310 or email [email protected]

Water Watch General Meetings 2:30-3:30pm, Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Room 156. We meet to discuss upcoming events and projects we are working on such as: cleanups on the Charles and the Neponset rivers, education in K-12 classrooms, Water Watch website development, and other things related to pollution in our water ways. For more information, call Teresa D’Anna at 617-287-3866 or email [email protected]

Christian Ecumenical Worship 4-5pm, McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Interfaith Chapel. Come and fellowship together in song, scripture, and the Word. For more information, call Rev. Adrienne Berry-Burton at 617-287-5838 or email [email protected].

Student Meet & Greet 4:30-5:30pm, Students are invited to drop in for punch and cookies at the new Alumni Office, located next to the bookstore. Come find out about the Alumni Association and see some historical memorabilia and meet staff and alumni. For more information, call Christina Dunn at 617-287-5330 or email [email protected].

Writing Proficiency Exam Workshop6-7:30pm, Wheatley Hall, 1st Floor, Room 0005. In preparation for the June 7, 2004 exam, this workshop will focus on Reading Set C: The Beatles Remembered. Please come to the workshop after a careful reading of the essays in the reading set. You will be able to discuss your strategies for developing a thesis, organizing an argument, and analyzing the readings. For more information, call Aimee D’Avignon at 617-287-6330 or email [email protected].