Friday, September 28, 2012

SM Presents: The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Satanic Mechanics Theater Company
SM Presents: The Rocky Horror Picture Show!
Always Free Pleasure Guaranteed!
Hoff Theater, Stamp
The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Saturday September 29th 2012 at 11:59 pm at Hoff FREE!

Part Time Job for Students

Tutor/Therapist needed: 
Zack is a great guy and he has made tremendous progress in our program!
He loves music, reading, computer, hiking, laughing, cooking, and is excited about learning. (Despite a diagnosis of Autism)

Position Information:
Part-time, Paid Training
Experience is not necessary-our Team is enthusiastic about
teaching newcomers! We will teach you Sign Language as well!

Must speak English clearly 
Have energy, enthusiasm, and a dedicated work ethic.
Be flexible, creative and open minded,Willing to learn new skills
Current and valid Drivers License *
Your own vehicle to use within the program*
Desire to work as part of a Team
Commitment of a year or more to the program
Attend a mandatory weekly Team Meeting
Some computer skills preferableEnjoy people

This position will provide:*
A valuable and personally rewarding experience
Hands-on” Training for a student going into the field of Psychology,
Education,Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Pre-Med, Advocacy
Training in Sign Language and Augmentative Communication System
Please e-mail: Resume and References to:** ***

Maryland Neuroscience Society

Maryland Neuroscience Society is having a meeting this Monday at 6:30 in the Art-Sociology Building, room 2309! Come on out and take part in a discussion on cognitive neuroscience of love and emotion, led by one of MNS's members. No neuroscience background is necessary. See you there!

Win a Midterm Study Snack Package!

Friday is the final day of the Pre-Optometry Society's used eyeglasses collection.  The collection box is located at the help desk on the first floor of Stamp.  Please include a slip of paper with your name, email address or phone number, and the color and brand of frames you are donating, in order to be entered in a drawing to win a midterm study snack package!  Please direct questions to

UMD Winter: Taiwan: Exploring a Different China

App Deadline: 10/15
Study Abroad Term: 12/28 - 1/19
Taiwan is a dynamic city known for its towering mountains, beautiful coastlines, and bustling city life. Taiwan also has many major attractions such as historical temples, beautiful national parks, and the famous Taiwanese Night Market. During the program, participants will be immersed in Taiwan's vibrant culture through planned excursions throughout the city and individual exploration. Participants will be staying in downtown Taipei, Taiwan's capital city, where they will take a Chinese language course and culture class to build conversational skills and to learn more about Taiwanese culture. In addition, the class is also offered as an honors class which can fill one honors seminar requirement!

Imagine spending your 2013 New Year's Eve here while enjoying some delicious Taiwanese cuisine where most meals can be as low as $3!

The program needs at least 8 people or it will be cancelled so don't hesitate to apply!

To learn more about the program please attend the next information session on Oct. 4 from 6-7pm in the Multipurpose Room of Saint Mary's Hall. You may also contact Dr. Phoenix Liu, the Program Director at:

For information on UMD scholarships please visit:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Word Hoard Literary Reading by Honors Faculty

Bring your parents (it's Family Weekend), see your profs in a different setting, enjoy a "good read" and no assignment about it afterwards!

All Niter 2012

Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life
September 28, 2012

Celebrate the 31st Anniversary of the All Niter, Stamp's biggest party! Enjoy Drag Bingo (you can win great prizes!), Bumper Cars, caricature artist, henna tattoos, airbrush t-shirts, lots of other FREE giveaways, and much more!

October Terp Service Day

Leadership & Community Service-Learning
October Terp Service Day
Riggs Alumni Center (Maryland Club Room)

October 13th
Register TODAY to serve your community!
9:00am - 3:30pm
Contact information: Naina Soni,
Register today for Terp Service Day to be held on Saturday October 13th, 2012 from 9am-330pm. Register online Meals and transportation are provided for all participants. Check in will begin at 9am at the Riggs Alumni Center in the Maryland Club Room. Students can pick from three different sites to serve at! Bring your friends and meet new people!

Leadership and Community Service-Learning Open House

Leadership and Community Service-Learning is hosting an open house Friday, September 28th from 3:00-5:00pm  to introduce students (specifically freshman and sophomores)  to leadership and service-learning opportunities at the University of Maryland. We are located in 0110 Stamp Student Union (adjacent to Capital One Bank). We would love to have you  stop by to learn more about our programs, grab some food and drinks, and free give-away prizes!!

Our department aims to promote positive social change through transformative learning experiences for students through community engagement. We offer a wide variety of leadership workshops, classes, local volunteer and service-learning opportunities, alternative breaks, and mentorship opportunities to University of Maryland students. Our programs include:
  • Co-Curricular Leadership 
  • Curricular Leadership 
  • America Reads*America Counts
  • Immersion Programs
  • Local Community-Service Learning
More information can be found at: LCSL OPEN HOUSE! 

Fannie Mae Financial Economist Associate Program

Any interested students should send their resume and a writing sample to Sameem Z Siddiqui at 

The Financial Economist Associate Program is a paid internship program in preparation for potential full-time employment. Candidates selected for the Financial Economist Associate Program will learn SAS and other software packages, and apply analytical methods and models to problems such as asset valuation, scenario analysis, and development of risk management strategies for mortgage-based portfolios.


·         Support production and analytics for valuation of loss mitigation strategies such as loan modification, short sale, and assisted refinance.  Develop thoughtful summaries of the team's work and communicate results clearly

·         Develop a solid working knowledge of the Credit Risk Loss Mitigation business. Support related ad hoc requests from business partners.

·         Support production and analytics behind quarterly model performance testing.

·         Examine data from segments of the housing market to analyze the effects of interest rate and home price movements on prepayment risk, default risk etc.

·         Perform economic analysis of new loss mitigation products in order to support strategic or risk management decisions.

·         Perform ad hoc reports or analyses of various credit, asset performance, risk management or similar data as requested by business unit or client management.




·         Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required

·         Master's degree in Economics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or a related field is preferred

·         CFA or FRM are also valued.


·         None



·         Strong communication skills are required, particularly an ability to explain complex technical issues to a non-technical audience; must also be able to explain the economic logic behind our models and translate key findings to our business customers.

·         A solid grasp of econometric modeling and previous experience in credit analytics or mortgage finance is helpful but not required. 

·         Experience working with economic, financial, and statistical models, preferably mortgage-related.

·         A solid set of programming skills is required.  Knowledge of relational database design and experience working with large datasets is a plus.


Are you interested in foreign travel and community service? Come check out WAVES Corps, a student chapter of WAVES for Development. WAVES is an NGO dedicated to improving the lives of developing coastal communities by promoting their surf tourism industry. Our newly formed chapter will be traveling to Lobitos, Peru this coming January to help construct a community education center that will house a small restaurant, classroom, and surf shop. If you'd like to learn more about the organization, please come out to our info session this Thursday at 5pm in 1131B EGR (the conference room in the Undergraduate Engineering Office). We will be skyping with our contact at the National office if you have any questions for them as well. If you can't make it but would still like to be involved, send an email to



Francis DuVinage, Director - Leslie Brice, Coordinator - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

ATTENTION JUNIORS!!! Do you have outstanding public service
accomplishments and goals, an excellent academic record, and clear
evidence of leadership ability? Are you passionate about public
service? Are you planning graduate study to help you prepare for a
career working for the public good and shaping public policy?

Learn about the Truman Scholarship ( which honors
President Harry S. Truman by recognizing JUNIORS with outstanding
potential for making contributions to the public good and to public
policy. The Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 toward relevant
graduate studies, exceptional internship opportunities and other
important benefits. Prof. Margaret Pearson, Dept. of Government and
Politics, is Maryland's faculty advisor for the Truman Scholarship.

WHO CAN APPLY: US Citizens or nationals (by March 2013) - Juniors, 3rd
year Seniors - GPA of 3.5 or higher strongly recommended - All Majors
– All candidates for Truman Scholarships must be nominated by their
college or university: Maryland’s nomination deadline is November 26,


To learn more about the Truman Scholarship and Maryland's nomination
process sign up for one of our upcoming info sessions and read more

Thursday, October 4, 12:00 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Thursday, October 4,  4:30 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Friday, October 5, 9 am - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Friday, October 5, 12:00 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Friday, October 5, 4:30 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

TO ATTEND - SPACE IS LIMITED. If you are interested in learning more
but cannot attend these sessions, please reply to the same address
listing days/times you have available.

***The deadline to apply for University of Maryland nomination for the
Truman Scholarship will be MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012.***  For more
information, read the description below and contact us at


Francis DuVinage, Ph.D.
Director, National Scholarships Office and Maryland Center for
Undergraduate Research
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 314-9458
Fax: (301) 314-0085

TODAY Muslim-Jewish Roundtable Discussion

Join us TODAY from 4:45-5:30pm in 1215 Jiminez for our first Roundtable Discussion of the semester! Bring all your questions about everything you've ever wanted to know about Judaism and Islam!

Hosted by FRIEND (Jewish and Muslim Women's Alliance) and JAMM (Jewish and Muslim Men). Questions? Comments? Email us at

A chance to see Lance Armstrong- Volunteer with YACS Oct. 6-7

The Maryland chapter of YACS (Young Adult Cancer Support) is gearing up for an exciting new year. YACS creates local communities of young adults committed to making a difference in the young adult cancer FIGHT. YACS provides opportunities for young adults to connect through formal support groups as well as social andvolunteer opportunities. Our first general body meeting will be held this Thursday, October 4th @ 7pm in the basement of Anne Arundel Hall. 
If you are looking for ways to get involved consider volunteering at the Ulman Cancer Funds Half Full Triathlon in Columbia on October 7th. Lance Armstrong is just one of the amazing cancer survivors who will be participating in the race. Volunteer spots are filling up fast so make sure you go to this website: if you want to help out!
For more information about YACS or volunteering at the Half Full Triathlon please email the UMD YACS president Alex Wang:

Announcing Auditions for Terrapin Theatre Troupe's fall 2012 play, Lungs by Duncan Macmillan!

Lungs is a new play about a young couple that's thinking about having a baby. The show delves into the couple's relationship as they try to answer questions of family, change, hope, and betrayal.

Auditions will be Monday, Oct. 1st from 6:30-8:30pm and Tuesday, Oct. 2nd from 5:30-7:30 (in the Cafritz Theatre in CSPAC both nights). Please prepare an age appropriate, contemporary monologue between 60 and 90 seconds. Feel free to contact Josie Felt at, with any questions! 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

“Black Swans and Burstiness: Countering Myths about Terrorism.”

RSVP now for Gary LaFree’s upcoming Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 in Price George’s Room of Stamp Student Union. A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public (so invite your friends and loved ones) and a reception will follow, but an RSVP should be made to

Gary is presenting on “Black Swans and Burstiness: Countering Myths about Terrorism.” He’ll discuss how terrorism has two characteristics that make it very challenging from a public policy perspective—its black swan quality and its burstiness.  Black swan incidents are those that fall outside the realm of regular expectations, have a high impact, and defy prediction.  Good examples include the four coordinated terrorist attacks on the United States that took place on September 11, 2011.  At the same time, terrorism tends to be bursty; highly concentrated in time and space.

His talk will put high profile attacks like 9/11 into a much broader context by showing how they differ from the thousands of other attacks that have taken place around the world since 1970.  Thus, in stark contrast to the 9/11 attacks, we will learn that many terrorist attacks produce no fatalities, they frequently rely on common, low technology weapons, they do not involve a great deal of planning, and they are carried out by groups whose life expectancy is less than a year.  At the same time, when terrorist organizations find methods that work they often use them employ them rapidly.  Balancing the mundane everyday nature of terrorism with its occasional capacity for mass destruction is a unique policy challenge of the twenty-first century.

Crown Classic Golf Tournament and Luncheon


The Sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha at The University of Maryland are hosting their first ever Crown Classic Golf Tournament and Luncheon benefiting Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. It will be held at the Langston Golf Course in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 13th. You can participate in the tournament, attend the luncheon, or just make a donation. One in eight women is diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime; with your help we can fight for a cure.
Please continue to for more information and to register or donate
Email with any questions or concerns.

Are you a native speaker of Arabic? Or Are you a native English speaker who has studied Arabic?

Researchers at the University of Maryland are looking for volunteers to participate in a language study. The study compares how first and second language learners of Arabic understand Arabic words.
The study takes no more than 1.5 hours in total. Participants will listen to spoken Arabic words, then see strings of Arabic letters on a laptop screen, and decide whether each string is a real word in Arabic. Participants will also complete a fill-in-the-blank quiz, and answer a questionnaire about their language-learning experiences. Research participants must be native speakers of Arabic or English, be at least 18 years of age, and have good reading and listening skills in Arabic.
For more information, please contact Suzanne Freynik at

Participants are needed for a study on task-switching!

We are recruiting participants for a research study examining the role of attention when switching between different simple tasks.

Participants will complete a series of computerized tasks during a 1-hour session.

You will be compensated $20 for your participation.

Open to US citizens between 18 and 30 years old.

To sign up and for more information, please visit the “Attention and switching between tasks” study:

With questions, please contact us at:; 301-226-8939

Arabic students: Make $25, Participate in Research

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is interested in studying how learners of Arabic perceive speech sounds in Arabic.  We are looking for college students who are currently taking  or have recently completed Arabic courses at the beginning or intermediate level to participate in a study.  Participants should be enrolled or have recently completed at least one year of Arabic,  be at least 18 years of age, not be native  or heritage speakers of Arabic, and not have  a known history of speech language pathology or hearing loss.
They will participate in 1 session lasting  on average 1.5 hours.  The experiment will involve filling out a language history questionnaire and  transcription of a series of Arabic words and non-words that will be played for participants.  Participants will be paid $25 upon completion of the task, with two chances to win a $50 iTunes gift card.  If interested, please send an email to

Free concert! - Sunday 9/30

Looking for something fun to do on your Sunday afternoon? Come hear the sisters of Sigma Alpha Iota's Gamma Epsilon Chapter present a sister-themed/collaborative musicale! The program includes everything from Beethoven to Billy Joel, so there will be something for everyone! The musicale will be in the Leah Smith Lecture Hall in CSPAC @ 2:30pm on Sunday 9/30- feel free to join our Facebook event.

Curious about SAI? Check out our website or e-mail us at

O.N.E. UMD Student Leadership Conference - Sunday 9/30

The Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life, Student Government Association, University of Maryland Alumni Association, and the University Career Center & The President’s Promise invite you to attend the O.N.E. UMD Student Leadership Conference.  This event will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 10:00 am – 7:30 pm starting in the Colony Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union.  Dress is business casual.  Lunch and dinner will be provided.


Register for FREE up to 3 members of your organization at  Registration deadline is on September 27, 2012. Any member within your organization can attend.


The goals of O.N.E. UMD are based on the principles of Organizing, Networking and Empowering combined with the leadership needs student group leaders most frequently identify. Participants leave the conference with a toolbox filled with increased confidence, an understanding of the resources available to them and networks of other student leaders and alumni who can relate to their challenges and help them successfully engage in leadership.

We want student group leaders to understand the systems and services of the university so they can better utilize the resources available to them. In addition, we want to help students understand their leadership strengths and better position them to motivate and empower their group's members. Most of all, we want participants to develop networks with other student leaders and alumni, as we often learn the most from those around us. For the fifth year in a row, 100% of those who attended O.N.E. UMD indicated it was a critical element of their student organization's success and said they would recommend it as a valuable experience to their student leader peers.

“Baltimore, We Love You” Documentary - Tues. Oct. 2

“Baltimore, We Love You” is a documentary-action project that serves to highlight those being undermined through poverty in Baltimore city, using documentary film and the internet. The purpose of this project is to create a stark relationship between ordinary citizens and those that often go unnoticed and by giving them a voice rather than defining them as a bare statistic. By giving the mic to individuals who are actually challenged by difficult settings, we humanize the trials they face. As one of Amnesty International USA’s 12 Organizing Cities and Roosevelt Institute’s Think 2040 projects, BWLY platforms the city and initiates a public dialogue with the use of film and social media.

Baltimore, We Love You is coming to UMD! Be there TUESDAY October 2nd in the ATRIUM. Doors open at 7PM

See the trailer here:

Operation Smile meeting Thursday

Operation Smile will be having a meeting this Thursday (9/27) at 6pm.

If you're interested in raising money to provide free surgeries all over the world to children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate, then come out and join us!
Can't make the meeting but want to get involved? Email

AASU's FUEL the Pride Leadership Conference - Oct 27. Registration OPEN.


WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 10 am - 4 pm. (BRUNCH INCLUDED!)
WHERE: Atrium at Stamp Student Union

FUEL the Pride is an opportunity for students to learn and discuss LGBTQ and Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) issues in a safe and interactive environment. By gaining a deeper understanding of the intersections of queer and APIA issues, and forging between multiple diverse communities, students will be empowered to become strong leaders in the community. This year, F.U.E.L. fosters support and brings visibility to the queer APIA community and its collaborations with allies and activists. 

BRUNCH INCLUDED with life-changing workshops dealing with the intersections of LGBT APIA issues, a panel of student speakers, and another with leaders from -> The White House <- , KhushDC, NAPAWF, SpeakeasyDC + more! REGISTER NOW (click the “register” link on event page)!! 

Prices: $5 before Oct 5. 
$7 after Oct 5.

TQM Presents: Queer Open Mic - Oct 10

FREE EVENT with cookies!!
When: Wednesday, October 10th @ 2:30-4:30PM
Where: North Atrium (near entrance to CoOp), Stamp
Please join the Facebook Event: 

The Queer Monologues presents Queer Open Mic in celebration of National Coming Out Week. It'll be a chill atmosphere open to: Musicians, Poets, Storytellers, Monologuers, Comedians, or just Anyone-Who-Feels-Like-Coming-Up-to-the-Mic. All you have to do is show up!
Invite friends!! Open to all!

If interested, contact: or

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Rikudei Tzav's first ever Israeli Dance session

Come join Rikudei Tzav's first ever Israeli Dance session TODAY Wednesday October 17th from 6-7pm at Hillel! We'll be doing everything from traditional to modern, circles to line dances. Whether you've been dancing for years or have two left feet and have always wanted to try Israeli Dance, come join us! Open to all!

Questions? Comments? Interested in getting involved? Email and check us out on Facebook!

Israeli Dance is traditionally called Rikudei Am in Hebrew, meaning "folk dance". Since UMD's mascot is the turtle (tzav in Hebrew), we've combined the two to make Rikudei Tzav!

Scientific Terrapin

 Got research? Get published!

The University of Maryland undergraduate research journal, Scientific Terrapin, is now accepting submissions of your research findings. The journal is accepting original research articles in the fields of life sciences, social sciences, and applied sciences. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, but submit soon for priority consideration. Visit our website for further details and submissions guidelines. Please send any questions or submissions to

Our second GBM will be held on Thursday, October 4th at 7pm in JMZ0103. We are looking for additional graphics, journalism, and editor staffers. If you have experience (or would like to learn) InDesign, Photoshop, web design, science reporting, or publication editing, email your resume to
UMD Scientific Terrapin
Undergraduate Research Journal

Charles R. Drew Pre-Med/Pre-Health Society

The Charles R. Drew Pre-Med/Pre-Health scoiety will be having our fist GBM of the year.

We will introduce the pre-health adviser, Nick Celedón, and hold a panel with students who have scored above average on the MCAT and DAT.
Do you want to meet the man who writes your medical school recommendation? 
Need help making a Pre-Health schedule?
Want to know how to study for the MCAT and DAT?
This is the place to grow and prosper!

The meeting will be on September 27 at 6:30PM in the Benjamin Banneker Room B.

Courtyards at U. of Md looking for students to be Community Assistants for 2013-2014

Are you interested in supporting your peers, being a leader in your community, and programming fun events to build relationships?  You should consider becoming a Community Assistant at The Courtyards!

To learn more about the CA position, the Courtyards community, and this year’s selection process, attend one of the upcoming Information Sessions. Note: attendance at an info session is a mandatory part of the CA Selection Process. 

 Info Sessions will be held on:

·         Sunday, September 30, 2012                      4:00PM

·         Monday, October 1, 2012                             7:00PM

·         Tuesday, October 2, 2012                             5:00PM

·         Friday, October 5, 2012                                  6:00PM

All sessions will take place at the Courtyards Clubhouse.  More information about the Community Assistant position and selection process can be found at, and questions may be directed to Karlena Walker, Assistant Director of Resident Life, at  



The Hope Foundation will have its second General Body Meeting this Thursday (Sept. 27th) at 6:30 pm in 2120 JMZ!

 We'll be discussing our recent 5k Walk-A-Thon and planning other events this semester to support cancer patients and their families!    (bake sale, lemonade stand, senior citizen prom etc.) and recruiting volunteers!

 New members are welcome!

Monday, September 24, 2012

American Medical Student Association (AMSA) mtg 9/25

UMD's American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is holding their next meeting on ***Tuesday, 9/25 in Stamp's Charles Carroll room at 7:00pm.*** Come see how much you really know about cancer while chowing on some PIZZA. We will also be forming committees for the most popular cancers based on the survey you filled out at our last meeting.
We hope to see you there!
-- UMD's AMSA Send email:

Volunteers needed for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic at the annual Marine Corps Marathon!

Join us Sunday October 28th from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm to cheer on our amazing Make-A-Wish Charity Runners! Volunteers will be placed at various mile markers along the course to cheer, hold up posted, and hand out water. Grab your friends, colleagues, relatives, or neighboors and make your own cheering section. Follow the link below to sign up! 

Winter Term Study Abroad in Taiwan

If you are interested in learning Chinese language and culture, consider participating in the "Explore a Different China: Taiwan" this winter (Dec. 28 - Jan 19). Scholarships available. Please check <> for more information.

"Closing the Poverty Gap: One Man's Journey to Social Change"

Voices of Social Change is proud to present "Closing the Poverty Gap: One Man's Journey to Social Change" as our first fall lecture featuring Dr. Mark Bergel. Dr. Bergel is the founder and Executive Director of A Wider Circle, a nonprofit organization serving children and adults challenged by poverty. Since its founding in 2001, A Wider Circle has served nearly 100,000 children and adults. The organization provides basic need items to families transitioning out of shelters or simply living without life's necessities. A Wider Circle also leads educational workshops on topics raining from job skills and financial literacy to stress management and nutrition. 

Come join us in hearing more about A Wider Circle and its mission to help end poverty in our local community.

Time: 5:00-6:45pm

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012 
Location: Thurgood Marshall Room of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union

Student Entertainment Events seeks students for Review Board

My name is Max Hedgepeth and I am the Co-sponsorship director for Student Entertainment Events and head of the SEE Review Board. The SEE Review Board is a panel of students made up of representatives from different student organizations on campus. Our responsibility is to help fund events that student groups need financial help putting on. We are currently seeking students who want to join the Review Board as an at-large member. Your responsibility will be to attend meetings (which are held on select Tuesdays through out the semester) and serve as a representative for the general student body as we review applications for events. 

This is a great opportunity to get involved with SEE and other student groups and an awesome leadership position to put on your resume. If you are interested or have any questions please contact me at

Black Honors Caucus First GBM: Fear the Intellectual, Be the Intellectual!

Come out to Terrapin Room B in Stamp for Black Honors Caucus first GBM this Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm! We will discuss college success strategies that will keep your momentum going as we head towards midterms. Enjoy free food and ice cream with members of Black Honors Caucus as we discuss how to conquer those dreaded midterms.

Pre-Student Osteopathic Medical Association mtg. Wednesday

The Pre-Student Osteopathic Medical Association's next GBM will be* Wednesday September 26th* at 5:30pm in JMZ 0122. We will have a guest speaker at this meeting. The Admissions representative from A.T. Still University, Mr. Richard Nussel, will present on the secrets of the medical interview and application cycle as well as the curriculum of A.T. Still University. Don't miss out this meeting.
*UMD Pre-SOMA <>* *Future Doctors for Health*

Awaken your mind, Control your stress, and Focus on your SELF!

Wednesday 9/26 at 6:30pm in the Terrapin Rooms (STAMP)

Sponsored by the: Complementary and Alternative Medical (CAM) Club

The purpose of the Complementary and Alternative Medical (CAM) Club at the University of Maryland aims to increase the knowledge of the diverse medicinal practices encompassed by the terms Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in order to promote health and wellness on campus and share educational material in the form of seminars, classes, or workshops all in order to encourage healing and combat stress.

To sign up for our mailing list, email us at and visit our website

TerpCorps retreat for leaders of service organizations

TerpCorps is an organization on campus that hosts monthly service days for the University community. Next month we are also hosting a special retreat for leaders of service organizations called MPACT. The aim of this retreat is to explore leadership techniques that are most effective for leading an organization while also critically thinking about the service we are doing. The retreat will include seminars on leading educational and reflection activities, marketing, motivating participants and members, among others. In the past, MPACT has proven to be a great resource for student groups to network with other organizations who go on to host joint events. It is also an effective way to meet with and get information about community partners in the surrounding area who love working with Maryland students.

We will leave for the retreat on October 5 at 4:30 pm and return on October 6 at 8 pm. MPACT will take place at the Arlington Echo site in Millersville, Maryland. Transportation, food, lodging, and t shirts will be provided.


We request that those who register be OFFICERS and LEADERS in their respective organization and we limit three individuals attend per organization.

This event is completely free, however if you do register and do not show up on October 5 your student account will be charged for the costs of the retreat.

If you have any questions please refer to the facebook event MPACT retreat at

or email Atin Mittra who is organizing this event. He can be reached by email at

Thank you for your time and I hope to see you at this year’s MPACT.
With hope,

___Gillian Anku____


Gillian Anku
TerpCorp Coordinator
Community Assistant - South Campus Commons
College Park Scholars Alumni
Neurobiology and Physiology Major
University of Maryland- College Park

Student Association for India's Development (SAID)

Interested in India? Join the Student Association for India's Development (SAID) for our first GBM of the year! 

Every other week, we'll be bringing a different development topic to our GBM--this week we'll be talking about alcohol abuse in India.
Join us to view intriguing clips from Aamir Khan's hit show, Satyamev Jayate, discuss and share your thoughts while eating yummy snacks and chai.
 We are now looking for members who are interested in making a difference through their active involvement with AID, along with freshmen who are interested in applying to be our new freshman executive! So make sure you come out this Tuesday, September 25th at 8 pm in the Nyumburu Cultural Center Multipurpose Room to learn more!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Discover the Gift: Catholic Terps Fall Retreat September 28-30

Get away from College Park and join the Catholic Terps for a weekend of fun, fellowship, and prayer! Spots are filling up, so register quickly!!! It only costs $40 and meals are included. You can register online at and pay at the Catholic Student Center in either cash or check. Retreat is always one of the highlights of the semester, so this is something you do not want to miss!

Apply to participate in Alternative Breaks - Meet & Greet Monday

Do something different for break.
Apply for an unforgettable Alternative Break experience!

Sponsored by the Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life, Alternative Breaks are substance-free, community service-learning trips during winter, spring and summer breaks. Participants travel both locally and internationally to engage in active service, learn about social issues, and build upon community assets all while making lasting memories and great friends.

To learn more about this year’s 25 AB experiences, drop by an AB Meet and Greet!
Sept. 24th, 4:30-7:30 pm in the Prince George’s Room, STAMP Student Union

Deadline: Participant applications must be completed by 5:00 on Sept. 28th.                     Like AB on Facebook                      Alternative Breaks Blog

Student Job - Graphic Design

The Latin American Studies Center is looking for a creative part-time undergraduate assistant
 who specializes in graphic design for the 2012-2013 academic year.

The student should be able to design print media such as event flyers, posters, semester newsletters, and deliver electronic files that are ready for printing and/or viewing on the web (basic final production techniques).  She/he should also have some knowledge of Spanish or understanding of Latin American culture (students enrolled in the LASC Certificate Program or Spanish major are especially encouraged to apply).

Preferred skills include:

     • Experience with marketing and publicity
     • Experience with desktop publishing

Required skills include:

    • Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator

 The student must be able to work  at least 5-10 hours a week during the academic year and will be compensated at $9.50/hour.  We seek a student who is responsible and reliable, with good listening skills, who can work collaboratively. The student should be flexible and willing to adapt to a changing work environment.  Students may use their Federal Work Study allocation or, with the supervision of a faculty sponsor, receive course credit.  If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and sample works to
Applications should be sent by Friday, September 28.  The interviews will be scheduled starting Tuesday, October 2.

Questions should be addressed to the Program Coordinator, Winslow Robertson (


4th Annual Pre-Health Student Organization Fair - Monday

Monday, September 24, 5:00-6:30 PM
Stamp Student Union - Atrium

Come to the one event where all the UMD Pre-Health student organizations will be conveniently
located in one place! Representatives from each organization will be there to answer questions,
discuss benefits of membership, and highlight planned events for the semester. Take advantage of
this great opportunity to explore the various organizations at UMD dedicated specifically to serve and inform pre-health students.

Advisors Wendy Loughlin, Nick Celedon and Meredith Laurie will also be present to share information
about HPAO events and services.

Teaching Underrepresented Sciences to Kids (TUSK) - Tuesday

Teaching Underrepresented Sciences to Kids (TUSK) is having a general meeting to talk about its plans for the semester. We will be giving out separating into  groups and talking about making lesson plans. If you are interested in teaching neuroscience, psychology, or ecology to elementary school kids this semester, please come to the meeting! ALL are welcome!
Any questions? Email
The general meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 25th at 5:30 pm in Jimenez 3120!

Project Hello Stranger

Project Hello Stranger is a new student organization by a group of UMD
students who want to see a happier campus. As like in many cities, we are
often forced into building a wall around us due to the competition that we
are used to in school and work which permeates through our lives. However,
we know that within these walls lie big hearts and we aim to break them

Project Hello Stranger wants to see every student on campus smiling and
greeting one another without the awkward stigma. We are looking for active
and joyful leaders to help move this movement forward! Please send an email
to if interested and attend our elections on 10/2 at 6:30pm in HJP 1104.

Thank you,
Project Hello Stranger

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Filipino Cultural Association (FCA) - "FilAmplified"

The Filipino Cultural Association (FCA) is excited to be welcoming TORI KELLY <> and LIANAH STA. ANA <> to "FilAmplified" at the University of Maryland!! On October 27th, FCA will proudly present FilAmplified, a talent showcase open to everyone in the UMD community. Expect a electrifying night, jam-packed with a variety of performances (including some surprise guests, too). The event will be held in collaboration with the Asian American Student Union's “FUEL the Pride” Conference. FilAmplified will be held in Stamp's Hoff Theater, and doors will open at 6pm. Wristbands will be sold at the event to raise money for the Philippine Red Cross. To purchase tickets and to find out more, check out GET FILAMP'D!!!

SkeptiCamp DC 2012 this Saturday!

SkeptiCamp DC 2012 is an informal grassroots conference focused on scientific skepticism and critical thinking. This will be a day-long event consisting of short 30-minute talks given by students and members of the local community covering topics from space robots to postmodernism. Attendance is free and refreshments will be provided. Feel free to come for the whole day or just one talk.

When: Saturday, September 22
Time: 10am-6pm
Where: Prince George's Room of Stamp

Sponsored by the Society of Inquiry at UMD and National Capital Area Skeptics.

Interracial Dating Dialogue -- TODAY

Alpha Theta Gamma Multicultural Sorority, Inc. presents:

Race Through My Loving Eyes
A powerful discussion about race, relationship and interracial dating
Stamp J.R. Jimenez 2208 @ 7:30

All are welcome!

The Future of Information Alliance (FIA) Seed Grant Competition


Help solve the information challenges of today's world.

Student teams work with faculty mentors and FIA Partners on real world problems.

Four teams will each win grants of up to $25,000.


Join us Sept. 24, 2-4 pm in the Stamp Colony Ballroom for a kickoff informational meeting. You can learn more about the program and hear from the FIA Founding Partners:  the Smithsonian Institution, the National Geographic Society, the Library of Congress, the US National Park Service, the Newseum, the National Archives, Sesame Workshop, WAMU 88.5, the Barrie School, and the Office of the Governor of Maryland.

The seed grant program has been made possible by support from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

Registration is required. Visit  for details.

On the FIA site you'll also see an invitation to take part from Dan Russell, Google's "director of user happiness," who will be taking in reviewing student ideas when he is on campus as this year's "Future-ist in Residence" at UMD.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Kappa Delta Sorority Dunk N' Dodge!

Who: Kappa Delta Sorority

What: Dunk N' Dodge! A dodgeball tournament...with a twist. Instead of dodgeballs we are using sponges dunked in paint
*** We have a dunk tank!! $1 for 3 throws to dunk your favorite KD
*** We will be having a raffle featuring prizes from your favorite College Park hotspots
*** Free food and refreshments :)
Where: Chapel Field (across from frat row)
When: October 14th at 1 pm
Why: To raise money for our national philanthropy, Prevent Child Abuse America

How to get involved: Make a team with 8-10 people. Register here:

Cost: $10 per person

Co-sponsorship: Want your business/organization to be featured on our t-shirt? Donate $100 to be Kappa Delta's co-sponsor and get a free team!!