Adventure Time!!!!

     So I assume you’ve heard of this show called “Adventure Time” correct? Because if you haven’t, you need to get a television. TV is great. I’m warning you now though, this blog post has NOTHING to do with the show. But the title is a pretty good attention-grabber, eh? I did, however, choose this show because I want to talk about adventure for a moment. I’m talking serious adventure. Mountain climbing adventure, sky diving adventure, etc. And yes, it’s all completely available to you through UML’s very own Outdoor Adventure Program. I should mention there is a little money involved to go on these types of trips, but the prices are insanely lower than paying full price to go on your own rather than through the school.

     What are your interests when it comes to the outdoors? Do you like winter sports? Skiing? Snowboarding? Or are you a warm weather type of person? So maybe hiking or even surfing would do the trick? Whatever your interests are, there is something for you. Have some fun and experience new things all while staying healthy and getting outside! 
Rachel πŸ™‚

Become an Ally!

Do you have a family member, friend, or even an acquaintance that is part of the LGBTQ community and you want to learn more so you can be an ally and a resource for this individual? There is a perfect opportunity coming up at UML! It is called Ally Space Training!

This training will provide information and resources to support the gay, lesbian, bisexual 

and transgender (GLBT) members of our campus community. Our hope is to provide a 

network of faculty, staff, and students who are prepared to serve as a resource for 

students by training small groups at a time. Over 100 UMass Lowell community members 

have volunteered to become allies, including faculty, staff, and students. You, too, can 

make a real difference! Participants who complete the training will receive an Ally Space 

placard for their office space or room that indicates that you can provide support and 

resources for students who may identify as GLB or T.

To see dates, times, locations and how to sign up you can go to:

Lets all come together and make a difference πŸ™‚

– Kayla

Intramural sports..Round 3.

You! Yes, you! 3rd Quarter intramural sport signups are here! You can’t tell me broomball doesn’t sound like a crazy amount of fun. I don’t even know what broomball is.. but it’s on the list along with a bunch of other great sports! I know I have this whole spiel about staying active in my blogs, but that’s because I’m a firm believer in getting out and having some fun aside from the books. Ya don’t even have to break a sweat to get your mind off of something if you don’t want to (but if you break a sweat playing pool or a board game or something…then I don’t know what to tell you.). Anywho, signups for all 3rd Quarter sports are still available, but some are closing within the next few days so hurry and apply now! Here is a list of the 3rd Quarter sports:
  • 5v5 Basketball
  • 5v5 Broomball
  • 6v6 Volleyball
  • 8-ball Pool  Tournament
  • Kickball
  • Badminton
  • Racquetball
  • Squash        
Go do things with brooms! Hoorah!

Never ending possibilities to grow as a leader at UMass Lowell!

Leadership in Motion
Spring 2014

What the Heck Do I Say?  Translating Student Leadership Experience in Resumes and Job Interviews
Join Career Services and Student Activities and Leadership for a unique, interactive workshop about making your student leadership experience really count on resumes and job interviews, regardless of major of field.   What do you write?  What do you say?  Leave with a tangible plan to make yourself really stand out as a candidate.
Friday, February 7.  12-2.  McGauvran 410.  Lunch included.  Sign-ups are limited and required at under campus links
Professional Development Series: Microsaggressions: Subtle but Detrimental
The Professional Development series explores various topics for student leaders both on campus and as they embark on their professional journeys.  This session will be presented  by Szu-Hui Lee, Ph.D,  to develop a deeper understanding and awareness of the impacts and costs of microaggressions, subtle statements and behaviors that unconsciously communicate denigrating messages to persons of minority communities.  This presentation will explore the danger of microaggressions and its cumulating effects on those being discriminated against as well as and the psychological dilemmas experienced by both the perpetrators and the recipients of microaggressions.
Wednesday, February 12.  Alumni Hall.  Dinner 4:30.  Presentation 5pm.  Casual attire.  Sign-ups are required at under campus links
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
If you are a junior or senior involved student with a 2.5 cumulative GPA, then you want to apply for this prestigious award!  Recipients are honored at a special ceremony with guest on 3/30.  Seniors are given a student leader stole for Commencement and are also included in the program. 
Apply at by February 3 at 11pm.
7thAnnual Spring Leadership Conference
Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience to build relationships with other students who are passionate and excited about leadership.  Explore topics such as communication, conflict and life balance. 
Saturday, February 22 9:00-3pm.  Lunch included.  Sign up at under campus links
The Strive Program is an 8 week personal leadership development program that combines group work with individual learning. Participants will have the opportunity to take the time tested Student Leadership Practices Inventory (SLI) and discover their own best leadership behaviors. Students will be able to work with a personally assigned coach to see how these behaviors impact their everyday lives as students and leaders, and utilize social media to continue learning at their own pace.
The program should take about 20 hours in total from mid February to the end of April.  Visit for full program information and the sign up link.  Link also available at campus links.  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact

Enjoy πŸ™‚
– Kayla

Orientation 2014!!!!!

Guess what time it is?! Time to apply to be an Orientation Leader! So exciting right? 

Do you want to have the greatest summer ever? Then apply! Applications are out and ready for you ! Maybe you want to learn more before applying? Perfect, we are holding 3 info sessions so you can learn what it means to be an Orientation Leader! The dates, times, and locations are on the picture below. We are looking forward to meeting you!!!!

We are going to have the most magical summer ever, and we hope you join us πŸ™‚
– Kayla

New Years resolutions are still a thing, right?

      I’m not going to lie, my New Years resolutions always go down the tubes within a week or two. But who’s to say we can’t start over again? It’s the effort that counts right? Right. My point is, once things start to go haywire and your resolution begins to fall apart, TRY AGAIN! Those of you who get it the first time around, props to you because changing something about your daily routine can be a serious hassle, especially when it comes to trying to break old habits. Prepare yourselves for the sappiness that I’m about to throw down…

      The beauty of coming back here after break is that chance to try again. From personal experience, I can tell you your mental and physical health are two insanely important aspects of making your time here worthwhile. So why not use the resources you’re given to ensure both of those things are healthy and functioning at their best? I know it’s the last thing some students want to hear, but be as physically active as possible this semester! Not only do you have the Campus Recreation Center on east AND the Riverview Fitness Center on south, you also have the weather on your side! (Okay maybe not at the moment, but it will get better!) As soon as the spring temperatures set in, go for a walk, a run, take out a bike from freewheelers, do something! Your physical activity has a direct correlation to your mental health. I’m not saying run marathons, but make the effort to make some subtle changes along the way. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, if the weather is nice start walking/riding a bike from campus to campus, etc. Even the little things may seem like a hassle, but I promise you it will all pay off! 

Regular semester hours for the CRC and Riverview Fitness Center:
Mon.-Thurs.    6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday              6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday          9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday            Noon – 10 p.m.

      The CRC has many other fitness options if you’re looking for something new to get your blood pumping. From basketball courts to racquetball rooms and group fitness programs, there is sure to be something else to peek your interest. For more information on the entirety of the CRC itself as well as program and facility schedules, click on the link below!
Best of luck this semester ladies and gents!
-Rachel πŸ™‚  

Winter Welcome Week!

       It’s believable that the first thought of coming back for the spring semester is summed up in one simple word, classes. Academics is why we’re all here in the first place, so it’s safe to say education is our top priority. However, we all need some time away from the books, preferably some fun time. As always, the Campus Activities Programming Association has provided you with ways to enjoy your free time while homework is still on the lighter side. Winter Welcome Week continues to have programs for you to enjoy from now until January 31st. Check out the flyer below for more information! 
-Rachel πŸ™‚