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  1. Interfaith Holiday Calendar: Dec. 29-Jan. 4
  2. Spend winter break with the flu...or get your flu vaccine Now!
  3. Black History Month 2015: Call for Programs
  4. DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: Add Holidays (that aren't your own) to your Calendar

1. Interfaith Holiday Calendar: Dec. 29-Jan. 4

Event Type(s): Diversity

Below are religious observances for the week of Dec. 28-Jan. 4

Thurs., Jan. 1
Solemnity of Mary Mother of God-Christian-Roman Catholic
Celebrates that Mary is the Mother of Jesus Christ. It is one of the Holy Days of Obligation in the Roman Catholic year and is observed with a special liturgy at mass.

Sat.,Jan. 3
Milad al-Nabi-Muslim
Celebrates birth of Prophet Muhammad. Many, but not all, Muslims observe this holiday.

Please let us know of any omissions or mistakes in these listings. Also be aware that not all members of a faith or group may observe a particular holiday.

For more information, contact:
Jennifer Johanna Olson
Memorial Chapel
+1 301 405-7154

www.thestamp.umd.edu/interfaith



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2. Spend winter break with the flu...or get your flu vaccine Now!

Where: Health Center : Schedule an appointment today!
Event Type(s): Health

Don't spend winter break with the flu. Get your flu vaccine now!

Call (301) 314-8184 to schedule your appointment!
Appointments are available between 8am and 4:30pm.

The University Health Center offers the Quadrivalent* (injectable vaccine) and FluMist** (intranasal spray).

Most insurances*** accepted!

Don't have insurance or just want to pay cash?
Cash Price: $25 Injectable, $35 FluMist

For more information about our Flu Vaccine Clinic, please visit our website: www.health.umd.edu/flu

*Quadrivalent flu vaccine protects against 4 flu viruses (two A and two B strains).
**FluMist Intranasal Spray is suitable for those under the age of 49 and who do not have history of asthma. Limited availability.
***Student Health Insurance Plan covers the Flu Vaccine. Medicaid is only accepted for registered students with Maryland State Medicaid. The University Health Center does not accept Kaiser Permanente, TriCare Prime, most HMO's, or Medicare.

Website: http://www.health.umd.edu/flu



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3. Black History Month 2015: Call for Programs

When: Monday, December 22, 2014 - Thursday, January 15, 2015
Where: Stamp Student Union
Event Type(s): Diversity

Each year the Office of Multicultural Involvement and Student Advocacy publishes a University wide calendar of events to commemorate Black History Month.This year the theme is: "Reclaim The Crown"
If your department wishes to host an event in February 2015 as part of the heritage month, visit http://ter.ps/bhm2015 for more details.The submission deadline is January 16th, 2015!

Website: http://ter.ps/bhm2015

For more information, contact:
Tia Cherie Dolet
+1 301 314 7167



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4. DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: Add Holidays (that aren't your own) to your Calendar

Event Type(s): Other,Diversity

I, like many of you, spend a lot of my day agreeing to meetings, scheduling programs, and trying to connect with people. Knowing the different upcoming holidays, allows me to schedule with awareness. It means that I can ask about how to proceed if something coincides with a specific faith's holiday. Paying attention to this is also a reflection of the respect we have for members of our community. Outlook and Google Calendar both provide features that add various religious holidays to your calendar. For example, my calendar currently informs me that September 22/23, 2015 is Eid ah-Adha (an Islamic holy day) and September 23/24, 2015 is Yom Kippur (a Jewish holy day). Scheduling with other people's religious traditions in mind is a step towards religious inclusion in our community.

-- Contributed by Beth Douthirt Cohen, Ph.D.

For more information, contact:
Timea M Webster
+1 301 405 6810

diversity.umd.edu



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