Monday, September 24, 2018

Gymkana's Alternative Friday Night - Friday 9/28

Friday, September 28th 7-9 PM

SPH Room 1120 - Gymnastics Gym (Doors open at 6:45 PM)

Change up your Friday routine and come try out Gymkana for a night! Gymkana is a gymnastics and acrobatics troupe at UMD that performs shows in schools around Maryland to inspire healthy lifestyles. We will have our troupers guide you through beginner skills in your choice of gymnastics apparatus, rebound acts, balancing, and even ladders! All UMD students, 18 and older are welcome, no experience necessary! Come meet some other honors students and bring your friends. Come dressed in athletic clothes, excited to get a workout, and be ready to learn something new! Rsvp at
. Arrive early to get a spot, event is limited to the first 40 people.

Do you have thoughts or concerns about Athletics at UMD? - Discussion 9/27

Come participate in an open, respectful conversation on the state of Athletics at UMD with fellow students, Athletics Director Damon Evans, Deputy Athletics Director Colleen Sorem, SGA President Jonathan Allen, and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President Abigail Bentz. The Athletics Town Hall will take place September 27th at 7:30PM in Jimenez 0220. Join us! Please RSVP at

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Announcing the FrankenTerps Literary Competition

In conjunction with the “FrankenTerps” celebration of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies and the Libraries are sponsoring a Literary Competition for University of Maryland undergraduate and graduate students.

All submissions should reflect in some way on Frankenstein, and we welcome poetry and prose. We will choose a graduate student winner and an undergraduate winner. The prize for each is $100. The deadline for submission is October 22, 2018 at 11:00 pm, and the webform for submissions is here:

Winners will be announced and have an opportunity to read from their work at a ceremony on October 31, 2018, at 6:00 pm, in 6137 McKeldin Library, as part of the FrankenReads Marathon & Celebration.

Critical Language Scholarships for Summer 2019 - New Sessions!

Want to study one of these critical languages during summer 2019 – all
expenses paid?


Want to study abroad in one of these countries during summer 2019 – all
expenses paid?


Learn more about the CLS summer 2019 scholarships  – and about preparing a
strong application by the mid-November 2018 deadline (TBA) – by
attending an information session about the Critical Language Scholarship program.

--If you are interested but unable to attend, please write to to be enrolled in our CLS Resource site on ELMS - include your email address or your UID in your reply.

Application Deadline: Mid-November 2018 (TBA)

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: Applicants must be: US Citizens; currently
enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students. A
GPA of 3.2 or higher recommended; all majors are eligible. PLEASE NOTE: CLS
program in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, and Russian require one or
two years of previous study of these languages – click here for details.

For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website

Truman Scholarships for Public Service / Leadership - Info Sept. 26, 27

Could you be a candidate for a 2019 Truman Scholarship? Truman Scholars have a strong focus on public service goals and activities, have strong leadership experience, and excellent academic performance.

The Truman Scholarship program (, which is the official federal memorial for President Harry S. Trumanrecognizes JUNIORS (3rd year students) with demonstrated abilities to contribute to the public good through outstanding leadership and service. US Citizenship is required.

The Truman program provides a $30,000 grad study award, plus top-level internship opportunities, and participation in an unrivaled professional network of leaders and change-makers in public service.

Learn more about the Truman Scholarship program by attending one of our info sessions next week:
Wednesday, September 26 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Wednesday, September 26 at 3:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Thursday, September 27 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Thursday, September 27 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Friday, September 18 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
If you are interested but cannot attend on these days/times, contact Francis DuVinage at .
Please share this message with other students in your organization or program!

UMD National Scholarships Office

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Gamer Symphony Orchestra is looking for new members for our upcoming Fall 2018 semester!

Are you looking to play in an orchestra or sing in a choir that plays a unique repertoire? We are a
student-run orchestra, and we play entirely music from video games! We hold two main concerts
every semester, and have repeatedly played to packed houses at the Clarice's Dekelboum Hall,
UMD's largest concert hall.

If you are interested in joining our orchestra, there is an audition process. Please fill out the
waitlist form on our website ( and you will be contacted concerning
auditions if there is a seat available for your instrument. If you are interested in joining our choir,
please email our Choir Directors at for more

Winter Term Study Abroad Trip: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in France and Morocco

Explore the contrasting business landscapes on two continents experiencing the intricacies of culture in these regions. This intercontinental program will help you to gain a comparative perspective on entrepreneurship and innovation in a variety of industries while exposing you to the beauty of two nations. Students will benefits from sites visits to incubators and innovation centers and explore the various approaches to entrepreneurship from a global perspective.