Monday, September 30, 2013

"Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars"

October 03, 2013

12:15 - 1:30 pm, SSP Atrium Van Munching Hall

by David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, New York Times

This CISSM Forum is co-sponsored by the Saul I. Stern Professorship of Civic Engagment.


David E. Sanger is chief Washington correspondent of The New York Times.  Mr. Sanger has reported from New York, Tokyo and Washington, covering a wide variety of issues surrounding foreign policy, globalization, nuclear proliferation and Asian affairs.

Twice he has been a member of Times reporting teams that won the Pulitzer Prize.
In 2011, Mr. Sanger was part of a team that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for International Reporting for their coverage of the tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan.

Before covering the White House, Mr. Sanger specialized in the confluence of economic and foreign policy, and wrote extensively on how issues of national wealth and competitiveness have come to redefine the relationships between the United States and its major allies.

As a correspondent and then bureau chief in Tokyo for six years, he covered Japan’s rise as the world’s second largest economic power, and then its humbling recession.  He also filed frequently from Southeast Asia, and wrote many of the first stories about North Korea’s secret nuclear weapons program in the 1990’s.  He continues to cover proliferation issues from Washington.

Leaving Asia in 1994, Mr. Sanger took up the position of chief Washington economic correspondent, and covered a series of global economic upheavals, from Mexico to the Asian economic crisis.  He was named a senior writer in March 1999, and White House correspondent later that year.

Mr. Sanger joined The Times in the Business Day section, specializing in the computer industry and high-technology trade.  In 1986 he played a major role in the team that investigated the causes of the space shuttle Challenger disaster, writing the first stories about what the space agency knew about the potential flaws in the shuttle’s design and revealing that engineers had raised objections to launching the shuttle.  The team won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.  He was a member of another Pulitzer-winner team that wrote about the struggles within the Clinton administration over controlling exports to China.

Mr. Sanger appears regularly on public affairs and news shows.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Aspen Strategy Group.

Born on July 5, 1960, in White Plains, N.Y., Mr. Sanger was educated in the public school system there and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1982.

Law School Fair - Oct. 8

Tuesday, October 08 • 4-7PM
Location: Grand Ballroom - Stamp Student Union

Representatives from over 120 law schools will be in attendance to provide information and answer your questions about their law schools and the law school admissions process.  No advance registration is required.  Business casual attire suggested.  Following the fair, at 7pm in 1101 BRB, law school admissions staff will host a mock admissions panel to give students a behind the scenes look into the admissions process.

Please email the university's pre-law advisor, Greg Shaffer, with any questions at, or visit

SEE Presents: General Interest Meeting - Tuesday

Interested in bringing amazing concerts, hilarious comedy shows, stimulating lectures, and many more awesome events to campus? Come to Student Entertainment Event's General Interest Meeting to learn more about what we do and how you can get PAID to be involved. The meeting will begin at 7pm, Tuesday Oct. 1 in the PG room of the Stamp

FREE pizza and snacks will be provided. We'll SEE you there!

Talk: The Future of Egypt - Thursday

The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development

cordially invites you to

The Future of Egypt:

A Conversation with Mona Makram-Ebeid


Dr. Mona Makram-Ebeid
Distinguished Lecturer of Political Science at the American University in Cairo
and Former Member of Egypt’s Shura Council

Hosted by
Shibley Telhami
Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development

Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.
Pyon Su Room 2108
Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland, College Park
Visitor parking is available in the Union Lane Garage Eastside

Light lunch will be provided

Kindly RSVP at

Sigma Alpha Iota, a Musical Fraternity for Women: Formal Recruitment

Wednesday, October 2nd at 7:30 PM

Location: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (room number TBA)

Description: If you love making music and finding new friends, SAI is the group for you! Join us for our formal recruitment night on Tuesday, October 2nd to learn more about our organization, enjoy some food, and meet other women who share your interest in music and service. We do request that guests wear business-casual attire for this event.

Survey about cybersecurity-related minor for CMNS Students

CMNS students, please take 2 minutes to fill out a survey on your interest in bringing a cybersecurity-related minor to campus.  Respondents will be entered to win a package of swag from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), including a T-shirt, a mug and other surprises!

Seniors: Essential Europe Awaits

We may still be in the midst of the fall semester, but it's never too soon for seniors to think about a summer trip to Europe. Before settling into that new job or graduate school, celebrate your college successes with an unforgettable voyage through eleven wondrous countries. Essential Europe, sponsored through the alumni association, offers recent Maryland graduates an economical and educational way to see the greatest monuments and discover the tiny corners of Europe. Join fellow Terps on this trip from May 31-June 23, 2014. Click here to learn more.

Innoworks First GBM and Elections!

Love working with kids? Enjoy teaching? UMD Innoworks will be holding its first general body meeting of the semester on *Thursday, October 3rd* from 6-7pm in the Pyon Su Room of Stamp. Interested students are encouraged to attend. For more information visit See you there!  Feel free to email with any questions.

Cinema Royale Student Film Competition

Cinema Royale is a campus-wide movie-making competition where students are given a video camera, 5 hours to film, and 4 hours to edit a short film based on a prompt given the day of the competition. These films will then be screened at a venue on campus where a panel of judges will announce the winner of the competition. There may be prizes, and the judges will choose a winner based on creativity and resourcefulness. People with all levels of experience are welcome! The competition will take place on Saturday, October 26th and the editing workshops during the week after.
Register here:
Registration Closes on Saturday, October 19 at 10:00pm
Please send your questions and comments to
Competition Website:

Volunteer for MWB's 3rd Annual CanPaign Canned Food Drive!

The CanPaign is a national food drive launched by Muslims Without Borders to feed thousands of our fellow Americans in need. Like last year’s canned food drive, our goal is to not just focus on quantity, which is a goal, but instead emphasize more on the quality of each donation. This year’s CanPaign will take place between September 29th through October 6th.  Volunteers will be responsible for collecting canned food donations during shifts throughout the one week period (check the sign-up sheet below for donation locations and times). The following organizations will be co-sponsoring CanPaign this year: 
  • ProDev
  • Delta Epsilon Mu: Co-ed Pre-health Fraternity
  • Terps Against Homelessness
If you or your organization are interested in volunteering, please take a second out and sign up for a time slot that works best for you! 

Operation Smile

First GBM this WEDS 10/2 at 6PM in Thurgood Marshall Room at Stamp.

Operation Smile is a worldwide charity organization that helps children born with facial deformities by raising money and providing free reconstructive surgeries.At our first GBM, we will talk about upcoming fundraising events and how our help can heal children’s smile and bring hope for a better future. Light refreshments will be provided.

Code for Community Challenge II - Nov. 6

Make a mobile or web based app that meets a community need

$1,750  in Cash Awards

Code for Community Competition II
Meet and Greet
November 6, 2013
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
1111 Architecture Building
Get App Ideas, Find teammates, Get Questions Answered
Free Food and Refreshments
All Students Welcomed

Calling all Prehealth Women! - Oct. 1st

Interested in pursuing a career in the medical field? Looking for a great way to get involved on campus and with service while also meeting a group of fun, motivated women? All female undergraduates are invited to attend a meeting for the American Medical Women's Association. AMWA is dedicated to advancing women in medicine and advocating for different women's health issues, as well as serving the community by volunteering at a local women's shelter. 

AMWA's 2nd GBM will be held Tuesday, October 1st at 7:30pm in 1125 LaPlata Hall. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Are you excited about pursuing a career in International Affairs and Policy?
The National Scholarships Office is hosting a presentation on several outstanding scholarship programs (listed below) for sophomores, juniors, and seniors with strong interests in pursuing careers in international affairs.

These programs focus on students with financial need, as well as students from groups historically underrepresented in international affairs leadership roles in government, nonprofits, international organizations and other institutional settings. They provide generous scholarships for graduate study, prestigious summer study programs, internships, and more. US citizenship or permanent residency is required to apply for these programs.
Our speakers will be Patricia Scroggs, Director of the Rangel International Affairs Program, and Erin Mann, Director of the Public Policy and International Affairs Program. Mohammad Zia, a UMD senior who has participated in both the Rangel Summer Enrichment Program and the PPIA Junior Fellows Program will share his experiences as well.

Please RSVP to if you plan to attend! If you are interested but cannot attend, write to us at the same address.

Come and learn about these exceptional opportunities for students interested in international affairs:
Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Fellows Program -
(Please note – the PPIA deadline to apply is November 1, 2013)
Payne International Development Fellowship Program -
Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program ¬

March of Dimes Collegiate Council First GBM

Date/Time: Monday, September 30 at 7 PM
Location: Hornbake Library in Room 0302H

The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. 

Come to our first GBM to learn more about what we do on campus and our upcoming events, including community service activities and NICU tours with Children's National Medical Center! 

Visit our website for more information:
Feel free to contact us:

Dialogue for the Future Open GBM

Thursday, September 26 at 5 PM

Are you a fan of TED talks? Or do you think you could do them better? DFF works to bring professors and other experts together with students for discussions and talks on a wide range of topics and issues. Among other things, we have an Israel-Palestine debate in the works and are considering hosting a TEDx event at UMD.

Join us this Thursday to see what exciting events we have planned for the year! Or just drop by to let us know what events/topics you'd like to see us do!

Find us on Facebook:

Twerk for Ta-tas.

Everybody loves twerking. No one loves breast cancer. On Friday, September 27th at 5 pm UMD is holding its 1st annual Twerk competition. Compete to win UMD Twerk Queen/King. All proceeds go to breast cancer research, funding research to save lives. Like our page at or follow us at @TwerkForTatas for more information

Forward Motion Dance Company Auditions!

Come audition for the newest dance company on campus!

Forward Motion Dance Company will be holding auditions this Friday,September 27th in the Multipurpose Room in the School of Public
Health. Check-in and independent warm-up begin at 3:30pm.

Hope to see you there!

Questions? Email us at

Project Hello Stranger

Are you interested in making an impact on your community by spreading
smiles and performing random acts of kindness? Come on out to Project Hello Stranger's first *General Body Meeting* for the Fall semester this *Thursday September 26th* at *6:00PM* at the *Amphitheater.* (It is located outside. 
Right between Stamp Student Union and the MicroBiology Building,  it is
right behind the Bus Stop on Stamp Side)  We will be talking about a lot of our fantabulous events and boy do we have a lot of ideas to share with you guys!

Also, come by to just meet some of our members and make a a friend by the end of the day! Don't worry, we will make sure everyone knows at least somebody before leaving!

Finally, come learn about our kick off event which we will announce at the meeting! It's gonna be big, and it involves every last person interested in spreading a smile!

Hope to see you all there! Here is the event page:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Can Journalism help improve lives of children, youth and families?

Casey Medal Winners Forum
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Richard Eaton Theater, Knight Hall

Abuse at Christian homes for troubled teens. The science and soul of transgender
identity. Sexual assault at state institutions for disabled adults.

Meet Ryan Gabrielson from the Center for Investigative Reporting, Alexandra Zayas
of Tampa Bay Times, Mark Johnson of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Kathleen
Flynn of The Times-Picayune.

Don't miss this behind-the-scenes look at journalism of substance and stories that
changed lives.

Light Refreshments, Multimedia Presentations, Q & A

Like to sing but can't?! Check out Awkapella! - Sept. 30

Does your only singing training happen in the shower? Join Awkapella, UMD's only singing group for non-singers! Come to our first meeting on 9/30 from 8- 9pm in the Thurgood Marshall Room in Stamp (2113) for some cool people and bad singing! You can also check us out on Facebook at:

Critical Language Scholarships for Summer 2014

Want to study one of these critical languages during summer 2014 – all expenses paid?

Want to study abroad in one of these countries during summer 2014 – all expenses paid?

Learn more about the CLS summer scholarships  – and about preparing a strong application by the November 15 deadline – by attending an information session about the Critical Language Scholarship program:

Tuesday, September 24, 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, September 25, 9:00 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 26, 12:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 26, 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, September 27, 12:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 2, 12:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 3, 12:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 4, 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Please RSVP to to let us know which session you plan to attend – if you are interested but unable to attend, please write to the same address to receive more information by email. IMPORTANT – BY REPLYING TO YOU WILL BE GIVEN ACCESS TO OUR ELMS RESOURCE SITE FOR CLS APPLICANTS.

Application Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2013 at 8 pm Eastern Time.

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

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


We are recruiting native speakers of Russian to participate in a language study.
For the study, you will be asked to take several computerized tests looking at how you use your native language. The entire study will take about 2 hours. For full participation, you will earn $40.
To participate, you must be a native speaker of Russian and meet the following requirements:
- born in Russia or any of the former USSR republics;
- speak Russian from birth with both parents;
- have completed all or most of your schooling in Russia/former USSR;
- have not been in the US for more than 3 years;
- must be able to read in English;
- be between 18-35 years of age.
All tests will be remotely administered, meaning you can take them at a time and location of your convenience.
If you are interested in participating or if you would like more information, please send an email to, or text or call (607) 794-8767 (Daria)

Spring 2014 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

Be an RA Next Year!

This year’s Application Deadline is Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 11:59pm.

Information regarding the Resident Assistant selection process to become an RA in 2014-2015 is now available at  The application itself will be available on the website on September 26.  Deadline to apply is October 10. 

The Qualifications for the RA position are as follows:
·         Applicants must be an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park, or will be an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park by the Spring 2014 semester.
·         Applicants must maintain a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA at the University of Maryland, College Park. Unless this is their first semester at the University, they must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA on Thursday, October 10, 2013 to participate in the selection process. Those in their first semester do not yet have a GPA at the University. The GPA of all eligible candidates will be checked after grades have posted for the Fall 2013 semester.
  • Applicants must attend an Information Session in order to apply for the RA position.
  • Applicants must be in good judicial and financial standing with the University.
  • If invited to take the RA Class, applicants must register for and complete EDCP 470 in the Spring 2014 semester in order to be selected for a position.
  • If offered a position, newly hired Resident Assistants are expected to hold the position for the entire 2014-2015 academic year.
Students often need more information about the RA position and our Selection Process, so we’ve scheduled Information Sessions in order to discuss various aspects of both.  Current RAs and professional staff members will be on hand to answer questions following each 45 minute presentation.  Attendance at one of the Information Sessions is required of all applicants. 

Here are the dates of our Information Sessions (applicants are required to attend one of these sessions):
Information Session Date:
Wednesday, September 25
4pm – 5pm
0318 Oakland Hall
Thursday, September 26
4pm – 5pm
0200 Symons Hall
Friday, September 27
12 – 1pm
1205 Cambridge Community Center
Tuesday, October 1
6pm - 7pm
0200 Symons Hall
Wednesday, October 2
4pm – 5pm
1120 Susquehanna Hall
Thursday, October 3
6pm - 7pm
2102 Shoemaker Hall
Tuesday, October 8
4pm - 5pm
0200 Symons Hall
Tuesday, October 8
6pm - 7pm
0204 Oakland Hall
Wednesday, October 9
4pm - 5pm
Charles Carroll Room, Stamp Student Union
Wednesday, October 9
6pm - 7pm
0117 Tydings Hall

Undergraduate Office Assistant Position - Finance/Accounting majors preferred!

The MIAEH department seeks a motivated undergraduate student to aid with general departmental financial duties. The student will report to Coordinator Maurice Rocque and should be able to commit at least 15 hours per week for two semesters. Salary: $8/hour. Students should have a general knowledge of finance, research grant experience a plus. Duties will include:
-          Making and tracking purchases
-          Reconciling month-end FRS statements
-          Research grant financial administration
-          Working with department payroll
-          Writing memos
-          Planning faculty travel
-          New undergraduate and graduate course administration and advertisement
       -    Other departmental duties as assigned

The successful candidate should also possess exceptional written and oral communication skills.  Attention to detail is must. To apply, please send a résumé, hours of availability, and a brief description of qualifications to Maurice Rocque at

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

MEDLIFE information session

Date/time: Tuesday 9/24, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM and Thursday 9/26 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Location: Hornbake Library Nonprint Media Room J
The mission of MEDLIFE is to provide access to health care for people living in marginalized communities throughout the world. Join us to learn more about what MEDLIFE does on campus and how you can get involved. We will be discussing upcoming events, winter mobile clinics and open executive board positions.
For more information about MEDLIFE visit:
Any questions about our chapter at UMD can be directed to:

Open SGA Positions

Always wanted to get involved in SGA and never knew how? Well here's your chance! Visit today to see what open committee and representative positions we have! #GetInvolved #MakeADifference

"Be the Solution" Business Model Competition

Are you entrepreneurial minded? Do you have a great business concept that offers social value? Then mark your calendars and plan to attend the "Be the Solution" Business Model Competition this Wednesday, September 25th in BRB#1103 @6PM! Competition is open to all UMD undergraduate majors!

Whether you're starting a non-profit or developing a game-changing mobile app, seize the opportunity to get your fearless ideas onto paper & off the ground. Team up with fellow enTERPreneurs across campus and pursue your common passion to Be the Solution!
The Be the Solution Business Model Competition promotes innovation and entrepreneurship across the behavioral and social sciences by offering students prizes for new ventures with social value. The competition emphasizes learning & entrepreneurship through workshops, coaching, interdisciplinary cooperation and the experience of pitching a business to an expert panel of judges. The kick-off event will mark not only the announcement of full rules, prizes & timeline...but also a networking opportunity for students from other schools & colleges who want to meet interested BSOS students.  This year's competition will be offering more than $5,500 in prize money, in addition to mentorship/coaching/network support for the winners.  If you plan to attend this year's informational session, please register at:

***Pizza and refreshments will be served at this informational session.***

For more info, visit:

Facebook Event Page:
BMC Facebook Page:
BMC Google Registration Page:
BSOS BMC Webpage: http://<><>

Maryland Leadership Conference: Tools for Change

October 18th-20th, 2013

4-H National Conference Center, Chevy Chase, MD
Now in its 35th year, the Maryland Leadership Conference (MLC) is the longest running student leadership conference in the country. Join your peers for a weekend retreat to enhance your leadership efficacy. Through large group discussions, small group dialogues, and real-life application, you will leave with the tools necessary to enact positive social change.


Sounds of Latin America: Cumbia

Tuesday, September 24th at 6pm in the Atrium in Stamp

Come and enjoy a taste of home with the Pa' Gozar band bringing you authentic sounds and instruments of Cumbia in this fun-filled cultural, educational, and interactive event. They will be playing many familiar hits from La Sonora Dinamita, Aniceto Molina, Kumbia Kings, etc. Use this opportunity to get back in touch with the roots of our parents and experience a blast from the past! El Zol 107.9 FM radio will also be present. 

Writers Dead and Gone: Dr. Seuss!

1134 Tawes, Tuesday, Sept 24, 5 PM
One fish, two fish, red fish, PIZZA!
Did you love Dr. Seuss as a child? Do you secretly (or not so secretly) still love Dr. Seuss? Do you have aspirations to be a Sneetch or meet the Lorax? Come celebrate Dr. Seuss with us! 

We have pizza and other miscellaneous snacks for FREE! We have awesome people and fun decorations! We will have readings from Dr. Seuss! Relive the literary fun times of your childhood with awesome people and eat FREE food!!!


MD-in-Haifa Information Session

Tuesday, September 24th 6:00-7:00pm 9/24 

Join a University of Haifa (Michal Gotlieb) representative to learn more about the exciting opportunity to enhance your academic studies in a variety of disciplines by studying abroad in Haifa, Israel! This information session will discuss the academics, internship opportunities, and day-to-day life as a study abroad student on the Maryland-in-Haifa program.
Where: Dorchester Hall (Global Communities) - Basement Lounge

Come join the sisters of Alpha Delta Pi for some fun in the sun

Interested in Greek Life? Thinking about joining a sorority? Come join the sisters of Alpha Delta Pi for some fun in the sun Tuesday September 24th at La Plata Beach at 5:30pm, Thursday at 4535 College Avenue at 6pm, and Tuesday October 1st at 4535 College Avenue at 6pm! Questions? Email our Recruitment Vice President, Danielle, at!

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

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

We will introduce our group and Case Western School of Medicine will introduce its Anesthesiologist Assistant Program.
Are you wondering what Charles R Drew is all about?
Do you want to learn about diversity in the medical field?
Come out and learn about a great pre-health group and medical program!

The meeting is this Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 pm in Charles Carroll Room B of STAMP

Black Honors Caucus GBM--Journey to the Top-This Thursday!

Do you want to be on top?

Do you want to know how to be successful in college?
Do you want to meet others who value education?
If yes, come out to the Black Honors Caucus first general body meeting
entitled "Journey to the Top"

in Room 0205 in Jimenez Hall
Come learn success strategies, meet our executive board, and others!
This is a meeting you won't want to miss! We look forward to seeing you there!


Monday, September 23, 2013


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. Maryland nominees have won Truman Scholarships 3 of the past 4 years!

WHO CAN APPLY: US Citizens or nationals (by March 2014) - Juniors, 3rd year Seniors - GPA of 3.5 or higher strongly recommended - All Majors – All candidates for Truman Scholarships must be nominated by their university: Maryland’s nomination deadline is Monday, November 25, 2013


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

Tuesday, September 24, 12:00 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, September 24,  4:15 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, September 25, 12 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, September 25, 4:15 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, September 27, 12 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

PLEASE LET US KNOW BY EMAIL TO TRUMAN@UMD.EDU WHICH SESSION YOU PLAN 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 to meet. Prof. Margaret Pearson, Dept. of Government and Politics, is Maryland's faculty advisor for the Truman Scholarship.

***The deadline to apply for University of Maryland nomination for the 2014 Truman Scholarship is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013.***  

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

Presentation: USAJobs and Federal Opportunities and Internships

When: Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 25 and 26, 6:00-7:10 p.m., Marie Mount Hall 0108
Presentation/Questions and Answers
Presenters include federal agency and the Partnership for Public Service. 
Events sponsored by Federal Semester and Global Semester in Washington, D.C.

HONORS students are very welcome to attend!

ENME472 Capstone Project: Collapsible Helmet Survey

Circle K International Meeting

What is Circle K International? Circle K is an international co-ed service organization that is sponsored by Kiwanis International. Circle K International practices service, leadership and fellowship.We have plenty of service and social opportunities!

We're having our first meeting on September 23rd 6:30 at the Cambridge Community Center! This will be a social event with free ice cream! Please come out and have some fun.

Live to Serve. Love to Serve.

Get PUMPED and Get SHAKING!!! - Tuesday

Join us for the release of BODYPUMP 87, try our new HIP HOP SHAKE class, and/or attend a giant Zumba class!

The class schedule is as follows:
5:00-6:10pm BODYPUMP 87
6:25-7:20pm HIP HOP SHAKE
7:35-8:45pm BODYPUMP 87
9:00-9:55pm ZUMBA

All classes will be held in the Eppley Recreation Center's West gymnasium. 

*Wear your black, red, and gold Maryland gear and show some UMD pride!

AUDITION FOR SKETCHUP! Wednesday and Thursday night!

Hey! Are you funny? Or at least really fun?

Then you should most definitely audition for Sketchup, the University of Maryland's only all-sketch comedy group! As a member of Sketchup, you'll write and perform 100% original sketch comedy (thinkSaturday Night Live or Key and Peele) both on stage and in videos that will live forever on the inter-webs.

Sketchup holds auditions once a year, and yep, you guessed it, they are VERY SOON. Come on either Wednesday, September 25th or Thursday the 26th at 7 PM. Meet us in the lobby of the Art/Sociology building. You only need to come on one day, and no preparation or comedy background is needed - just bring yourself and get ready to have fun!
E-mail with any questions. 

Here's the Facebook event page:

Pre-Medical Society's First GBM!

Welcome back, Pre-Medical Society -

It's the start of a new year, and the perfect opportunity for pre-meds to get active!  If you're a pre-medical student or interested in medicine, come join us for the first general body meeting of the semester.  The meeting will be held Tuesday, 9/24 at 6:30pm in JMZ0220.

We will be introducing our officers and Meredith from the HPAO office and Rebecca from CFHI Global Health will be speaking.  Don't miss out!

UMD's Pre-Medical Society
Send email:
Office hours: Stamp Student Involvement Suite 0207D
Wednesday: 9am-2pm, 4-5pm  Friday: 3-4pm

Team NAVIGATE seeks input from those who have had direct contact with the blind

Do you personally know someone that is blind?  Team NAVIGATE of University of Maryland's Gemstone Program would love to get some input from you!  We're currently working on using the Microsoft Kinect system to develop a portable navigational aid for the blind.  If we can get information about your interactions with this population, it would be very beneficial to the completion of our project!  For more information, please email

The Shout “Fire!” Film Society

The Shout “Fire!” Film Society is a student group of film-enthusiasts and filming hobbyists that meets once a week to discuss and participate in various film aspects. We provide an open and relaxed environment for movie buffs on campus with special focus on film discussion and short film production. Our meetings consist of module presentations from the executive board as well as special guests. Each module aims to create film discourse of various topics (among them genres, movie directors, filming techniques, etc), as well as planning film-related activities outside of meetings. Whether you're knowledgeable or not, all film lovers are welcome! 

We are also hosting a campus-wide competition where students are given a video camera, 5 hours to film, and 4 hours to edit a short film based on a prompt given the day of the competition. These films will then be screened at a venue on campus where panel judges will announce the winner of the competition. There may be prizes, and the judges will choose a winner based on creative content rather than technique. All levels are welcome! The 5-hour competition day will take place on a Saturday around mid-October (TBA) so send your interest to

If you have any questions, please find us on Orgsync or by e-mail at We look forward to meeting you! 

International Economics and Finance Society--First general meeting Tuesday!

IEFS will have its first meeting Tuesday September 24th at 7:30pm in Van Munching 1412. Free food will be served!

 International Economics and Finance Society is UMD's premier organization for curious minds of commerce. Whether you are an aspiring economist or banker, or simply interested in the intricacies of global markets, this club is for you! We offer a combination of guest speakers, market simulations, and other enrichment activities, always accompanied by prizes to win and pizza to eat! All majors are welcome!

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Volunteering Opportunity – En Camino con la Comunidad

Do you want to make a difference in a local community? Do you enjoy working with children? Then come join us on Wednesdays from 3pm to 5pm in Langley Park, MD, where we spend the afternoon helping elementary school children with their homework, doing crafts, and making a difference in the lives of a group of amazing kids. 

We will meet at 3pm on Wednesday September 25 in the Memorial Chapel student lounge (on the side of the Chapel closest to the Mall). Transportation to Langley Park is provided. No previous experience teaching or tutoring is necessary. Though the community is predominantly of Latino descent, knowledge of Spanish is not required.

For more information and to RSVP for attending on Wednesday, please contact Kim Hess ( or visit