Thursday, January 31, 2013

"Race Through My Family's Eyes"

TONIGHT is "Race Through My Family's Eyes," in Charles Carroll A Room of STAMP at 7pm. Join a powerful dialogue on the intersection of culture and family structure. Everyone is welcome to come out - the more diversity of views in the room, the better!
We will be exploring race, family structure, stereotypes, and identity through discussion and interactive activities. The purpose of "Race Through My Family's Eyes" is for attendees to discover common ground, helping to eliminate cultural stereotypes.

We'd love to see you there!

This event is hosted by Alpha Theta Gamma Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fall 2013 Undergraduate Internship Opportunity with the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office

Thinking about a legal or client services career?  Would you like to earn credit while obtaining direct experience?  If so, visit: to download the application and learn further information about the internship.
Please note:
1.       Applicants must have completed 56 credit hours by the start of the internship, 12 of which must have been at UMCP.
2.      If you are affiliated with the Office of Student Conduct, please contact us before completing your application to determine eligibility.   
Graduate Student Legal Aid Office
3125 South Campus Dining Hall


Phi Chi Theta is the original co-ed Business and Economics Fraternity of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. With over 60 members, we are dedicated to sharpening our professional skills while also forming lifelong friendships.

The University of Maryland Chapter of Phi Chi Theta was founded in 1955 and is the largest chapter in the eastern region. If you are on track to earning a Business of Economics degree and want to become part of a brotherhood of motivated, passionate students, we want to meet you!

Visit for additional information and hit attending on our Facebook event!

Rush Schedule

Meet and Greet
February 5th: 7:00-9:00 PM
Dress: Presentable Casual
Location: VMH 1212

Professional Event
February 7th: 7:00-9:00 PM
Dress: Business Professional
Location: VMH 1524

Hot Chocolate Social
February 10th: 6:00-8:00 PM
Dress: Presentable Casual
Location: TBA
*Not mandatory but highly recommended

Speed Dating
February 11th: 6:00-8:00 PM
Dress: Presentable Casual
Location: Executive Dining Room

February 13th: 6:00-8:00 PM
Dress: Business Professional
Location: VMH 1212

Hope to see you there!

Apply to be a CMNS Recruitment Ambassador for Fall 2013!

Students from all CMNS majors who have an interest in helping prospective science majors learn more about why UM is THE place to study science, read on! CMNS recruitment ambassadors assist with everything from being student panelists and staffing CMNS information tables at admissions open houses to acting as class visit hosts. Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative UM GPA, and all CMNS undergraduates (other than CMNS Peer Mentors) may apply for this volunteer position. Stop by one of our information sessions in the Stamp Student Union food court (look for the CMNS Recruitment Ambassador Meeting sign) at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 2/6 or 7 p.m. Tuesday, 2/12.
Pick up your CMNS Recruitment Ambassador application starting on Wednesday, February 6th in 1318A Symons Hall. Completed applications are due by 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20th and should be returned to 1318A Symons Hall. Questions? Please contact Eden Garosi (

The Social Innovations Fellows Program

 The Social Innovation Fellows (SIF) Program immerses students in the process of seeking innovative solutions for social transformation through business principles and hands-on engagements with for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Whereas many people in the past sought to change society through activism, today individuals are creating groundbreaking alternatives – entrepreneurial ventures that address social and environmental issues.
 The program features a cornerstone course, an interactive practicum experience, an optional internship, and co-curricular programming aimed at developing skills in the areas of sustainability, social enterprise/entrepreneurship, impact investing, marketing, and new media. Students leave the program with a deep understanding of how to apply their business skills toward addressing issues of social and environmental importance in large and small organizations alike. This is a highly interactive, experiential, and dynamic program.

 Melissa Carrier is the Faculty Champion for this program.

 The Social Innovation Fellows program is THE platform for students interested in sustainable, green, and social business solutions. Before I entered the program, I was one of the few people I knew who even understood what social entrepreneurship was, let alone had an interest in it. To my surprise, Social Innovation Fellows immersed me in a room full of students with the same passion for learning how business could make the world a better place.” – Ryan Steinbach, Finance & Marketing, 2012

 “The program is incredibly unique and taking it was probably one of the best decisions I’ve made at UMD.  Not only do you learn things you wouldn’t in any other business class, but you use your creativity and analytical skills in a whole new way.” – Dipti Badrinath, Finance, 2012

 “That’s what I love most about the Social Innovation Fellows Program – the hands-on experiences that will shape you as a business student AND a significant contributor to society.” – Rebecca Marklin, Marketing, 2012

 Fellows Application Eligibility:
·       Must be a Business Major
·       Rising Junior or Senior
·       3.0 GPA preferred

Application Process:
Applications for 2013-2014 will be open January 7, 2013 - February 11, 2013. Application available on UNET.  Contact with any questions.

Crossroads Eurasia: Summer Professional Experiences in Russia

Crossroads Eurasia offers internships for American students in “off-the-beaten-path” Russian cities. Ideal for either students of Russian or native speakers, participants can teach, work as camp counselors, translators, or PR and marketing employees for regional Russian businesses and organizations. The Crossroads program provides in-country support, room and board, and a cultural program, from a price averaging only $130/week. This is an unusual and valuable experience to complement traditional study abroad--Crossroads alumni have gone on to receive Boren scholarships, as well as internships in institutions including US Embassy Moscow and the Russian Center for Policy Studies in St. Petersburg. 

If you are interested in gaining professional experience in Russia and discovering the country beyond Moscow and St. Petersburg, come find out more about the program! Take a look at the website (, and please contact the UMCP campus representative:
Abby Cember (

Time and place of the upcoming info session is TBA, as we want to include as many interested participants as possible. 

First AMSA Meeting Tuesday 2/5

UMD's American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is holding their first meeting Tuesday 2/5. The meeting will be in the Benjamin Banneker Room at Stamp from 7 to 8 pm. Come learn about obesity, this semester's focus issue. T-shirt will be sold at a cost of $5 for national members and $10 otherwise.
We hope to see you there!
Send email:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fall 2013 Undergraduate Internship Opportunity with the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office

3125 South Campus Dining Hall * 301.405.5807 *
**Accepting applications now through   
March 13, 2013**

Thinking about a legal or client services career? Would you like to earn credit while obtaining direct experience?  If so, visit:
to download the application and learn further information about the internship.

1.  Applicants must have completed 56 credit hours by the start of the internship, 12 of which must have been at UMCP.
2. If you are affiliated with the Office of Student Conduct, please contact us before completing your application to determine eligibility.

Graduate Student Legal Aid Office
3125 South Campus Dining Hall

A visiting Artist lecture by Karina Aguilera Skvirsky

5 p.m. Wed., Jan. 30 in ASY2309

Karina Aguilera Skvirsky is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in photography, video and performance. In 2010, she participated in There is always a cup of sea for man to sail, the 29th Sao Paolo Biennial, where she exhibited work from her project, Memories of Development, a multi-part project that investigates the psychological and cultural legacy of Latin America’s “third world” status through performance, video, and photography. In 2011 she was commissioned by the Laundromat Project (NY) to create a community based public art project in Jersey City.

Works from Aguilera Skvirsky’s North-East-South series are included in the Network of Mutuality: 50 Years Post-Birmingham exhibit in The Art Gallery.

The exhibition opening reception will follow her lecture from 6-8 p.m.

Campaign Finance Reform Panel Discussion (Dialogue for the Future)

Dialogue for the Future is hosting speakers from Americans for Campaign Reform, the City of College Park, and the Federal Election Commission who will speak about campaign finance and facilitate an audience driven discussion of both the ideas behind and logistics of campaign finance reform.

Wed February 6, 2013
7-9 PM Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall


Freshmen – Want free food? QUEST Info Session

Attention Freshmen:  Are you an talented Freshman who is looking to take your education beyond the classroom? Attend an informal open house for the QUEST Honors Program and eat some food on Wednesday January 30 in Stamp (Student Involvement Suite – Terrapin Room A) at 7:00 pm.  

Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) is an interdisciplinary program for UMD undergraduates from three participating schools (Clark School of Engineering, Smith School of Business, and CMNS). This three year honors program has a wide variety of courses that focus on innovation, team development, leadership, systems management, and diversity. QUEST is great if you're looking for a smaller community, campus involvement, interdisciplinary teaching, and lots of enthusiasm. Many students have truly enjoyed QUEST and believe that it will help them with their future education and career goals. 

Attend this open house to learn more about the program and meet current QUEST students.

Can’t make this session? Check out our Facebook event for all recruiting events:

Questions? Contact or visit

We See @ UMD’s first General Body Meeting!

Date: Thursday, January 31
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: 1125 La Plata Hall

We See @ UMD is a student-run advocacy and community service organization. This year, our focus will be on literacy! We have exciting plans for this year, including book drives for local libraries and a partnership with Rainbow Reading Gardens, a charity organization that provides books to children in Indonesia! Come to the GBM to meet our members, learn about the group and make your own bookmark! Snacks will be provided! 
Note: Don’t worry if you can’t swipe in to La Plata Hall. We will have members on standby to let people in.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Apply now to the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management!

The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) is currently accepting applications. MIDCM is a 16-credit undergraduate program open to students of all majors who are interested in the theory, practice and professions related to development and conflict – and their intersections – around the world. Apply now to begin the program in fall 2013!

To apply, or for more information, visit the program website at:
Applications are due by 5PM  Friday, February 22, 2013.

Build your public speaking skills with Hear the Turtle Toastmasters!

From job interviews, to class presentations, to networking events and parties, the need to speak and present yourself confidently follows you everywhere.

Hear the Turtle is the UMD chapter of Toastmasters International, an organization with 280,000 members in 116 countries, dedicated to developing
members' communication and leadership skills. 

We're launching this semester 2-3pm Fri., Feb. 1 in the St. Mary's Hall(Language House) Multipurpose Room. Refreshments will be served and attendance is free. Please RSVP, follow updates, and submit questions via or

Kol Sasson Spring Auditions

Do you like to sing? Do you want to perform at the White House? Want to go on a Spring Break tour to exotic places?

Come audition for Kol Sasson, UMD's Premier Jewish A cappella group! (You don't have to be Jewish to join!)

Prepare a verse and chorus of a song that showcases your voice, and show up to CSPAC (Room 2168. Don't worry, there will be signs) on:

Tuesday, January 29th @7:00pm
Wednesday, January 30th @7:00pm

If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hey, feel free to e-mail!

RUSH Theta Tau - Coed Professional Engineering Fraternity

We are a Co-Ed, all-engineering group that focuses on social, professional, and service events. We have a strong brotherhood of easy-going, fun people and dedicated engineering students.

In order to rush you must: -Be in the Clark School of Engineering with a 2.0+ GPA -Have at least one full year until graduation

Find us on Facebook at:
Rush Theta Tau Spring 2013

Health Leads Information Session - Thursday

You are invited to attend a Health Leads information session to be held on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 5-6pm in the basement classroom of Anne Arundel Hall. This session will provide you with a brief understanding of our organization and help you in making your decision on whether to join our service family! For those that have already submitted an application, the session may be helpful in preparing for the interview.

Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

Faux Paz Co-Ed A Capella Auditions Wed 1/30 and Thurs 1/31

Do you listen to music on your way to class? Are you the one who’s constantly singing those songs that you just can’t get out of your head? We want to hear YOU sing!

Come out to our auditions THIS WEEK!

***Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m.***


***Thursday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m.***

In CSPAC (the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center) Music Wing in Room 2164
Callbacks will be on Friday!

Faux Paz was the first co-ed a cappella group to hit campus with mind-blowingly amazing covers of some of the hottest artists from Kanye West to Katy Perry! Last year, we ranked the TOP co-ed group in the South!
We’re getting ready to kick butt at ICCAs (if you’ve seen Pitch Perfect, yep those are the ICCAs we mean! If you haven’t, think of ICCAs as a cappella’s football playoffs!) next month, and we want YOU to be in on the action!

Come join our fauxmily and be sure to check us out at!


Stylus, a journal of art and literature, is currently soliciting submissions for its Art Section! Pieces selected for the cover and for first, second, and third place will win between $50-$150. This is a great opportunity for students to be published in the university's premiere literary magazine, and have their artwork displayed at Litfest (the annual Stylus unveiling ceremony). The final deadline for submissions is this Thursday, January 31st.

Artists should go to to upload images of their work. Past accepted art pieces can be viewed in pdf files available at additional questions can be directed to Annie at


Join Rikudei Tzav for our FIRST Israeli Dance session of the semester this Wednesday from 6-7pm in the Hillel Multipurpose Room! 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!

We'll be holding sessions at the same time every other week, so we hope you can join us!

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

Spring 2013 Rush: "What ATS Stands For" January 28 – February 7

Look at your friends. Look to campus. Look back to your friends. Now look back to campus. Do you feel like your friend group is culturally diverse, but the rest of campus isn’t as easily intermingled? Do you want to explore other cultures and create bonds with people of various backgrounds and ethnicities?

If you answered yes to any of those questions or are simply interested in multiculturalism, the Brothers of Alpha Theta Sigma Multicultural Fraternity, Incorporated, invite you to discover more at our Spring 2013 Rush: “What ATS Stands For” from January 28 until February 7. Bring a friend, bring two, or come solo and experience some exciting, eye-opening events, such as food tastings, fitness workshops, and community service information sessions.

More details about Rush events can be found at
Want to learn more about ΑΘΣ? Check out our website at

About ATS
In 2003, a group of young men came together and decided that they weren't satisfied with the current state of the Greek community at UMCP. They looked around and realized that their group of friends was very diverse, but the Greek community was not; so they decided to make a change. These 9 students envisioned an organization for people of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds where cultures were not ignored, but embraced and used to better the members of the organization and the surrounding communities. This organization would foster the creation of deep, life-long bonds of brotherhood among its members while showing others that different people could work together to perform meaningful, productive service works for their peers. On May 19th, 2003, that organization became a reality with the founding of Alpha Theta Sigma Multicultural Fraternity, Incorporated.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Israeli/Palestinian Conflict’s Impact on the Arab and Jewish Diasporas in Latin America

Date and time: Tuesday, January 29, 12:30-2:30 PM
Location: 0142 Holzapfel Hall, Jewish Studies Conference Room

Event Details: Brown Bag lunch discussion featuring Professor Edward ‘Edy’ Kaufman, renowned research scholar on conflict resolution and dialogue. He will be presenting research on long distance nationalism as seen in the Israeli – Palestinian conflict. Drinks will be provided. For more information, please contact Sihan Wang at

Social Innovation Scholars Program

What Do You Stand For?
Introducing ---The College of Arts and Humanities Social Innovation Scholars Program
                                        (AMST429J/ARHU439J and ARHU 386)

Starting Spring Semester, 2013
You already believe in something, right? How would you like the opportunity to work closely with a social activist who believes in the same thing as you?  To learn how to develop and implement a strategy for social innovation in a cause you care about?  The College of Arts and Humanities is piloting a new scholars program in Social Innovation.  We are looking for students who are passionate, creative and talented enough to research and develop useful strategies for a non-profit organization.  The Social Innovation Scholars course series includes two 3 credit courses taught Spring/Fall 2013 and includes a 3 credit summer 2013 internship experience.

Scholars will work with a mentor and a representative of a non-profit organization to explore the cultural environment in which the non-profit organization works and to discover strategies to navigate the cultural context in order to achieve the organization’s goals.  The program will include a class in each of the Spring and Fall semesters, and a summer internship.  The first semester, scholars will work with a mentor, a representative of their organization and with each other to explore the cultural discourse surrounding their specific concern, examine the motivations and attitude sets of the core and oppositional audiences and devise a “chess move” to address their defined challenge.  The resulting white paper will be presented to the organization for a response.  In the summer internships, scholars will work in the non-profit organization, learning about the organization and its challenges and strategies.  In the second semester, scholars will learn about strategic implementation, test their innovation and reach a conclusion as to its effectiveness.

The Social Innovation scholars program will be directed by Sheri Parks, American Studies associate professor and associate dean in the College of Arts and Humanities, who has worked with non-profit organizations across Maryland and the United States.  Through her own courses, Professor Parks has mentored more than 200 undergraduate and graduate students who have worked with non-profit organizations.  The College of Arts and Humanities Social Innovation Scholars Program
is open to all UM students.

If interested, please email Ms Ashley Richerson at by January 30. Space is limited so act fast!  This is a great opportunity to work with a faculty member and build your resume!

Omicron Delta Kappa - Honor Society Recognizing Leadership

Omicron Delta Kappa applications are now available on the web. Students should visit to begin the application process. Applications must be received electronically no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2013.


Omicron Delta Kappa – one of the most prestigious national societies to recognize leadership – is now accepting applications for the Spring 2013 semester.  Sigma Circle of ODK at College Park began in 1927 and, since then, has initiated over 3900 students, faculty, and honorary members.  ODK tapped Senator Joe Tydings in 1950 when he was playing varsity lacrosse and US Congressman Steny Hoyer in 1962 when he was SGA Vice President.  ODK has also initiated other proven leaders such as State Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jane and Jim Henson, and honorary members President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Pulitzer Prize winning author Dr. James MacGregor Burns, and Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond. The names of all of these outstanding leaders, along with many others, are engraved on the ODK Fountain on McKeldin Mall. 

ODK brings together junior, senior, and graduate students with our most outstanding faculty members, to recognize campus leaders and to encourage other students to achieve.  We seek accomplished leaders in five areas of campus community life.




                                    JOURNALISM, SPEECH AND THE MASS MEDIA

                                                CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS

Omicron Delta Kappa requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.34 for juniors (60-89 credits), 3.45 for seniors (90 credits), and 3.88 for graduate students to be considered for membership. 

Applications are available ON-LINE now! Students should visit to begin the application process.  Applications must be received electronically no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2013.