University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 2013-2014 Graduate Catalog

Graduate Student Services and Facilities

As part of the fees students pay when registering for graduate courses at UMHB, many resources, services, and facilities are available. We invite you to participate in and take advantage of these opportunities.

Student Liability Insurance

Student Liability Insurance is provided by the University at no additional cost to the student for all students who participate in clinical instruction courses. For more information, contact your graduate program director.

The Robert and Linda Black Center for Counseling, Testing, and Health Services

Students with Special Needs

The University representative responsible for establishing official documentation of student disabilities and facilitating corresponding accommodation requests is the Director of Counseling, Testing & Health Services. Students desiring accommodation(s) for a disabling condition are responsible for providing acceptable documentation to this individual. As a general rule, acceptable documentation must have been produced within the last 3 years by a licensed professional qualified to make the respective diagnosis.  If the student has an obvious or non-changing condition (blindness, absence of a limb, etc.), the school may not require the documentation to be dated within the last 3 years. Any documentation submitted to the University for consideration must be provided in a timely manner prior to the period of stated need.

Accommodation & Student Assistance Program

Director of Counseling, Testing & Health Services

UMHB Box 8437

900 College Street

Belton, Texas 76513

Office: (254) 295-4696

Fax: (254) 295-4196

Email: nwilliams@umhb.edu

Counseling

Professional and confidential clinical counseling services are available to students in need of assistance with a wide variety of issues. Diagnostic testing/evaluation, crisis counseling, stress management, and a range of other emotional issues are addressed, as appropriate, on an individual and support group basis. Free counseling services are offered to currently enrolled students on a short-term basis by appointment only. When appropriate, referrals are made to mental health providers in the local area. If a student wishes to continue counseling services beyond short-term, UMHB counselors may be available on a fee-for-service basis, as schedules permit Confidentiality is maintained in accordance with state regulations and disclosure of information is made only with the written consent of the student, unless required by law.

Health Services Center

A vital component of the university experience for UMHB students is a healthy lifestyle. The goal of the UMHB Health Services Center is to educate students on health issues and encourage healthy lifestyles. Health fairs, wellness screenings, and health topic presentations are examples of UMHB’s effort to educate and empower students to make informed decisions about their health.

A full-time Registered Nurse serves as Coordinator of UMHB Health Services Center and provides a range of student health services, including first aid, nursing assessment for wellness and illness, immunizations, patient education, and referrals to local healthcare providers and community health resources, if needed.

The UMHB Health Services Center is available at no cost to UMHB students during regular business hours, with or without an appointment. The Health Services Center is located on the third floor of the Mabee Student Center.

Student requirements:

  • Once accepted for admission to UMHB, all students who are applying for campus housing must submit a housing application, which includes a Medical History form.
  • Once accepted for admission to UMHB, all international students are required to complete a Medical History form.
  • Vaccinations and TB Tests:
  • Effective January 2, 2012, the State of Texas requires all first-time students &/or transfer students who are 29 years or younger to receive a vaccination for Bacterial Meningitis. The vaccine must be obtained within five years preceding enrollment or a booster is required. Written evidence of vaccination must be submitted to UMHB. A student must receive vaccination or booster at least 10 days prior to the first of class or moving into campus housing, whichever is first (Texas Education Code, §51.9192, Subchapter Z).
  • If a student has been outside the US in the last year for more than a 2 week period, a TB skin test is recommended. Once accepted for admission to UMHB, international students from countries identified as “TB high-risk” (source: World Health Organization) are required to submit a negative TB test. The test results must be dated no more than 6 months prior to the student’s initial enrollment date at UMHB. Either a negative TB skin test or a negative (normal) chest x-ray report will be accepted. Test results may be included on the UMHB Medical History form or scanned and emailed separately to UMHB Health Services. Students are encouraged to submit proof of current immunizations for their age, as published by the State of Texas. (source: 25 TAC §§97.61; 97.63-97.72) Health Services Center contact

UMHB assumes no responsible for medical expenses incurred by students and strongly encourages all students to maintain individual medical insurance.

Various health insurance applications are available for the student’s convenience at the health center. It is up to the individual student/parent to choose which healthcare plan would best meet their needs.

University Career Services

Mission: The mission of Career Services is to assist graduate students and alumni in the development of career decision-making and job search skills that result in enhanced opportunities and successes. Career planning is an ongoing process while pursuing graduate school programs. Additionally, CS is there to assist the graduate student in career development growth for fulfillment in life and work in an organized and effective manner.

 

Services: Complimentary services include: Assessments, Career Coaching, Career Fairs, Crusader Successes, Career Choices & Job Postings Publications, Internship Searches, Job Listings, Interview Techniques, Resume Clinics, and Research Tips. Graduate students registering with University Career Services are provided an action plan with specific tasks for career strategy. Career Services also assist graduate students with exploring careers and job searches.

Job Postings: CRU CONNECTION is the platform Career Services uses for part-time, internships, and full-time job postings, including liberal arts, business, technology, teaching positions, health care, and ministry opportunities.

Career Events: Several campus job fairs and Company Showcase Days are hosted each year, as well as a calendar listing of area career-related activities for graduate students to participate in.

Interviews: Mock interview appointments are available for graduate students to prepare for important job interviews. The Career Services Center offers a resource area for general career planning and partners with several national career search internet organizations that serve college graduates.

The University Career Services Center: Located in the Mabee Student Center, Room 230. Hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Walk-ins welcome and appointments are available. In addition, current students have access to the Career Center services 24 hours a day on the intranet and internet. Career Services also partners with Monster College, and Townsend Memorial Library Libguides.

Visit Career Services website and events calendar at www.umhb.edu/careerservices

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

University Career Services

UMHB Box 8415

900 College Street

Belton, TX 76513

Office: (254) 295-4691

Fax: (254) 295-5692

careerservices@umhb.edu

http://careerservices.umhb.edu

 

Townsend Memorial Library

The University library contains resources to support research in disciplines leading to degrees and collateral material for breadth of comprehension. The library acquires materials in greater depth in those disciplines for which graduate work is offered. Graduate faculty and librarians select materials specifically to support the curriculum. Monographs, full-text journals, databases, and cataloged web sites provide infrastructure to graduate research.

Library services are directed to increasing the successful delivery of pertinent information. Librarians teach skills to allow the student to determine the extent of information needed from the wide array available. Effectively and critically surveying a subject to identify needed information and evaluating its validity and authority are research techniques taught in classroom and personal instruction that contribute to information literacy and lifelong learning. If books or journal articles needed for research are unavailable at Townsend Memorial Library, graduate students may borrow materials from other libraries either through interlibrary loan or by means of a TexShare card.

Townsend Memorial Library currently provides 36 public access computers containing the Microsoft Office Suite for word processing as well as searching capabilities for the online catalog, databases, and internet.

The library contains total volume holdings of almost 205,000 items, including books, audiovisual materials, and electronic books. The library subscribes to about 850 print journals and there is online access to more than 80,000 full-text journals. The library provides access to 100 subscription databases and almost 29,000 electronic book titles.

Current UMHB graduate students who have a valid library account may access library resources electronically from off-campus locations. Additional information about the library may be found at http://umhblib.umhb.edu or by calling (254) 295-4637 or (877) 316-3313 (toll-free).

Library hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.–1:00 a.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; and Sunday 2:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m.

Student Organizations

Graduate students are welcome to join a variety of UMHB student organizations. More information can be found at: http://studentorgs.umhb.edu/welcome

Mayborn Campus Center

All students currently enrolled at UMHB are eligible to become members of the Mayborn Campus Center. To become a member, check in at the front desk of the fitness center and fill out a registration packet.

Students are required to scan their ID card at the card reader for entry into the fitness center, pool, and recreation gym every time they enter the facility.

Lockers, when available, are available for rent at the Control Desk for $11 per semester and $22 per year. Small workout towels will be available for use at no cost while the student is in the fitness center. These workout towels are to be placed in the laundry hamper before the user leaves the area.

Members are allowed to bring guests into the facility. A $5 guest fee will be charged per visit. Guests must follow all Mayborn Center rules and will be required to complete a waiver and health risk questionnaire before using the facility.

The Mayborn Campus Center will enforce the following dress code: closed-toe, clean athletic shoes must be worn. For your safety, no sandals/flip flops, steel-toed, or non-athletic shoes are permitted. No bare midriffs, ultra short shorts, excessively tight or see through clothing, or cut t-shirts that expose one’s sides are allowed. Blue jeans will not be allowed when using equipment, as rivets can damage upholstery. If you violate any of these rules you will be asked to modify your workout attire.

Normal Operating Hours - Fitness Center

Monday - Thursday

6 A.M. - 11 P.M.

Friday

6 A.M. - 10 P.M.

Saturday

10 A.M. - 8 P.M.

Sunday

4 P.M. - 8 P.M.

Normal Operating Hours - Pool

(Times subject to change)

Please check the front desk for the current pool schedule.

Monday - Friday

6 A.M. - 9 P.M.

Saturday

10 A.M. - 8 P.M.

Sunday

CLOSED

Recreation Gym “Open Gym” Hours

Hours vary due to scheduled activities. Please feel free to call for more information on availability.

Dining Services

The student dining facility is located in Hardy Hall.

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast (M-F)

7:15 A.M. - 9:45 A.M.

Lunch (M-F)

11:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Dinner (M-Su)

4:30 P.M. - 7:15 P.M.

Saturday Brunch

11:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Sunday Brunch

12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

The Crusader Café (Sub) is located in The Mabee Student Center.

Hours of Operation:

Mon. - Thurs.

7:00 A.M. – 12:00 A.M.

Fridays

7:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Summer hours

8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.