Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Train to help people dealing with roommate issues, relationship dilemmas, rape, thoughts of suicide, confusion, and other life issues.
Training begins soon, so call to set up an interview!!!
DEADLINE TO CALL: February 21st
Must be available:
March 26th from 7p-9p, March 29th and March 30th from 9a-5p both days.
Requires 1-2 semesters of on-the-job training.
Freshman and Sophomores Only
For more Information,
Call 314-HELP or stop by 3105 South Campus Dining Hall

Sigma Alpha – Professional Agricultural Sorority

Spring 2014 Rush Schedule
*In order to get an invite to the last event you will need to attend two rush events prior.  The three events are required to get a bid.

Monday, February 3rd 7pm – Info Night + Mocktails
            Located in Stamp Student Union Margaret Brent Room
Wednesday, February 5th 7pm – Manicures
            Located in ANSC Room 0412
Friday, February 7th 6pm- Breakfast for Dinner
            Located at Bagel Place of College Park, Baltimore Avenue
Tuesday, February 11th 8pm – Line Dancing
            Located in ANSC Room 0412
Thursday, February 13th 8pm – Speed Dating with Sigma Alpha Sisters
            Invite Only Event

Terps for Change: Service-Learning Opportunity - Applications due February 7th

Are you interested in engaging in meaningful service-learning opportunities this semester? Want to meet other amazing people who enjoy service as much as you do? Or do you want to try out service for the first time? If you answered yes to any of those questions, apply today to become part of Terps for Change. Our program allows students to volunteer weekly at a local community service site, anywhere from schools to local parks. We make service meaningful by incorporating a dialogue to facilitate reflection on the service experiences. So, grab a friend and apply today on Applications are due Friday, February 7th. Send your questions to Click here to check out our website.

Syllabus Week SEE Events!

Welcome back, Terps! We're starting the semester off with some great events. Get out of the cold and spend some time with SEE this week before the semester picks up:

Student Entertainment Events Presents: Spring Comedy Show ft. Amy Schumer
Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer brings national “Inside Amy Schumer’s Back Door Tour” to College Park for Student Entertainment Event’s annual Spring Comedy Show. The show will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 in Ritchie Coliseum. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available for sale midnight Thursday, Jan. 16 at Tickets are $5 with a valid UID, and $15 for the general public. 

Winter Olympics Film Series
Can't make it to Sochi? It's okay. Celebrate the tradition of international competition on ice with 3 days of some of the most classic films about the Winter Games.  All movies will begin at 7pm in the Hoff Theater of Stamp Student Union. This a FREE, NON-TICKETED EVENT.

Tuesday, Jan. 28- Mighty Ducks 2 [Trailer]
Wednesday. Jan. 29- Cool Runnings [Trailer]
Thursday, Jan. 30- Miracle [Trailer]

Winter Market - Wednesdays

The Farmers Market at Maryland is excited to open for our first ever 10-week long Winter Market on Wednesday, February 5! 

 Winter market will be held in the same time and same location – Wednesdays from 11am-3pm outside Cole Fieldhouse and will feature nearly all of your favorite vendors, including McCleaf’s Orchards, Happy Hens Barnyard, Country Vittles, Upper Crust Bakery, and Bonaparte Breads.. Join the Facebook event for more details:

Fall 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.

Leah Penner
Coordinator of Services and Programs
Graduate Student Legal Aid Office
3125 South Campus Dining Hall
T 301.405.5807
F 301.405.0587

MD Climate Organizer Summit - Feb 8

On Saturday, February 8, from 10 am to 5 pm, join us for the first annual Maryland Climate Organizer Summit in the Prince George's Room of Stamp!
Learn valuable skills on recruitment, leadership, non-violent direct action, campaign planning, social media, and lobbying from some of the movement's top organizers from the DC Action Lab,, and CCAN. These trainings will give you the tools you need to stand up to corporate polluters and win campaigns at your school. This is a free training event, breakfast and coffee will be provided.
See more at:

Come Join TUSK!

Love teaching, working with kids, or exploring the sciences? Then TUSK - Teaching Underrepresented Sciences to Kids - is the group for you! Our group visits local elementary school after care programs a couple times a month and provides fun, interactive, and creative lesson plans designed to inspire young students in the sciences.

Interested? Send an email to for more information!

We will be having a general body meeting on Thursday, January 30th in 3120 JMZ. Hope to see you all there!

LITFEST contest

Announcing the Jimenez-Porter Literary Prize a.k.a.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sunday FEB 16, 2014, by 11:59pm

The Jimenez-Porter Writers’ House is proud to award the twelfth annual Literary Prize for Undergraduate Writing at LITFEST on THURSDAY, May 1, 2014.  Winners must attend & read at LITFEST to collect.

1st place award (1 each in poetry and fiction):  $100.00
2nd place award (1 each in poetry and fiction): $75.00
3rd place award (1 each in poetry and fiction):  $50.00

How, or Guidelines for Submissions: 

Poetry submissions must not exceed 3 pages, maximum 1 poem per page.  Fiction submissions must not exceed 3500 words.

-  To submit go to, click on “Submit to Stylus” and choose “Submit to Litfest” in categories of Prose or Poetry when asked.

- Do not put your name or contact info on body of work. Work is judged anonymously, by an “outside” judge (i.e. outside of University of Maryland).

- For more information about guidelines, please e-mail Johnna Schmidt at

Kol Sasson A Cappella Auditions! - Feb. 4

Do you like to sing or beatbox? Of course you do! Are you good at it? ...Aww, stop being so modest. I bet you're a young Whitney Jew-stoun, just waiting to show the world what you've got! And how do you do that? By trying out for Kol Sasson! What's Kol Sasson? Why, its only the greatest Jewish a cappella group since Moses and the Burning Bushes. (Too bad they never got a chance to sing for presidents at the White House or perform the national anthem at a Terps basketball game...). Join us during one of our most exciting semesters yet as we go tour CALIFORNIA during our Spring Break!

Stop by on:
Tuesday, February 4th @ 7:00pm
or Wednesday February 5th @ 7:00pm
at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

For more information, check out our Facebook event!

Kappa Lambda Xi Multicultural Sorority

Want to be a part of something different? Do you love being unique and being true to yourself? Appreciate diversity? Come check out Kappa Lambda Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc!

Open House
1/31 Friday
Nanticoke Room (STAMP)


Feel free to stop by and say hi!
Contact us with any questions
Delisha Thompson, Recruitment Chair:
Katie Chen, President:

Maryland Masti 8 - Feb. 8

University of Maryland and Maryland Masti proudly present
Maryland Masti 8! With exhibition acts by UMD EntouRaas, Raaga DC and USciences Dhadkan 

On Saturday, Feburary 8th, 2014 at CSPAC at UMD, College Park
Doors open at 6:30 PM and the show starts at 7 PM sharp!
Buy tickets at

Hope to see you there!

Parsons Internships

Our Future — In Your Hands
At Parsons, we know that it takes creative energy and new ideas to create a cleaner, greener, and safer world. Bring your talents to work with you each day as you tackle one-of-a-kind projects and develop the skills needed grow your career.

The Parsons Internship Program is a structured 10-week program designed to give you hands-on experience from industry leading professionals.

·       During your 10-week assignment you will be partnered with a mentor in your field who will share their experiences and answer any questions you may have.

·       Tap in to valuable resources and network with other Parsons employees and college interns to help you expand your knowledge and build your professional network.

·       Work on the cutting edge and one-of –kind projects that have made Parsons a global leader since 1944.

·       Gain hands on experience on what it’s like to work in your chosen field.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? If so, please visit to search for current openings. 

Autism Speaks U UMD's 1st Informational Meeting

Did you know…
  • Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States
  • Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys
  • Autism costs the nation over $126 billion per year, but receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases.

Autism Speaks U UMD was established for the purpose of raising Autism awareness to our campus and community, raising funds for Autism research, and advocating for political reform for Autism policy issues pertaining to diagnosis and treatment.
We will be discussing future events and opportunities to get involved at our first meeting. Also, since we are a new organization, we still have board member positions open! This is a great opportunity if you want some leadership experience!
When: Wednesday, February 12th
Where: Jimenez, room 2122
What time: 7:30 pm
Interested? Email us at to add you to our listserv!

Recent Grads: Entry-Level Analyst Position with Kaulkin Ginsberg

Title:                      Full-Time Analyst
Company:             Kaulkin Ginsberg Company ( 
Location:               Rockville, Maryland

Kaulkin Ginsberg Company is a leading consulting and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm. Our clients are predominantly middle market companies in the outsourced business services sector, and buyers of these businesses. We assist our clients to develop and implement strategic growth initiatives and exit strategies. Please visit our web site to learn more about our company and service offerings. 
We are a small firm that continues (after more than 20 years) to maintain a high-energy, entrepreneurial atmosphere.  Our office is located in Rockville, convenient to many shops and restaurants, and the Metro.
We are seeking a smart, hardworking and ethical individual to join our firm.  The ideal candidate possesses a sales-oriented mind set, strong verbal and written communication skills, a high level of interest in the M&A field, and a desire to work and grow within a small company environment. 
This is an entry-level position. This person will work directly with the CEO and will have his/her own office.  We will train the right candidate to satisfy the needs of this position and become a star performer in our team.
Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Executing on various client projects and business development initiatives concurrently
  • Drafting and editing documents including solicitation letters, summary level data and complete information memorandums including financial and operational data
  • Making follow up calls to clients and potential clients regarding marketing, confidentiality agreements, financials etc.
  • Being accountable for managing, planning and scheduling project tasks, timelines and deliverables

  • Data entry of new contact or company information

  • Conducting company and market research via the Internet and phone

  • Certain administrative responsibilities as assigned
While some of the activities are financial in nature, this is NOT a financial modeling/ spreadsheet-intensive position.   

Required Attributes

  • A minimum of a BS or BA four year undergraduate college level degree
  • Strong and effective communication skills – social media, verbal and writing

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, time management a must

  • Confident, outgoing, entrepreneurial attitude

  • Ability and willingness to make calls to owners and decision makers of businesses; good phone personality

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Word and Power Point  and a comfortable working knowledge of contact database (such as  ACT, or SalesLogix), LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Positive, can-do attitude, with the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • High level of integrity in dealing with confidential and sensitive matters
  • Pleasant, up-beat, professional personality a must

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes benefits, 401k and up to three weeks paid time off in the first year of employment.  To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume to  Please include your name and the title of the position in your subject line. 

Kaulkin Ginsberg would like to thank you for applying. We are sorry, but due to the volume of applications we receive only qualified applicants will receive a response.

Kaulkin Ginsberg is an equal opportunity employer.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Career Gear Week - Feb. 3-6

Honors students now have an opportunity to participate in a week-long professional development series. Career Gear Week aims to bring several important campus offices to your doorstep, and provide you with the resources to exceed in your career as a honors student as well as after graduation. All of the events take place from 5pm-6pm in either LaPlata or Anne Arundel.

Tips For Networking, Creating Your Elevator Pitch, And Preparing For The Career And Internship Fair
Monday, Feb. 3rd
LaPlata Multipurpose Room 
This program will focus mostly on preparing Honors College students for the University Career Center’s Spring Career & Internship Fair (scheduled for February 11th-13th), including researching organizations, creating your elevator pitch, targeting your elevator pitch, following up with employers after the fair/any other networking event, and more.  The program will be led by Erica Ely, Program Director for Internships, at the University Career Center & The President’s Promise.

Education Abroad Panels
Tuesday, Feb. 4th
Anne Arundel Lounge
This program will focus on preparing Honors College students for participation in study abroad programs, both through the Education Abroad office and external programs. Topics will include how to select a program, how to fit study abroad into your schedule, and what to prepare for before, during, and after a study abroad experience. Receive advice from fellow students who have recently completed study abroad programs, and learn about hidden resources on and off campus.

Resume And Cover Letter Workshop
Wednesday, Feb. 5th
LaPlata 0124
Learn how to shine in this competitive internship and job market.  Through this workshop, you’ll gain an employer’s perspective on resumes and learn to evaluate your application from their eyes.   We’ll go through the common resume pitfalls and examine what works and what doesn’t and why.  You will leave with the tools necessary to write/ revise your resume and cover letter, connect with faculty about letters of recommendation, and effectively network within your field.

National Scholarships Office
Thursday, Feb. 6th
Anne Arundel Lounge
National scholarships are highly competitive, prestigious awards that provide support for a wide range of enriching experiences, including study abroad, graduate study, federal employment, language learning, teaching, research, and public service. The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland aims to provide undergraduates with the best possible information, for guidance and support as they learn about and apply for national scholarships.

University Honors Student Advisory Board

Attention University Honors students!
Looking for a student leadership opportunity? Be a part of the University Honors Student Advisory Board!

The University Honors program is launching a Student Advisory Board and is looking for talented and committed students to serve on it.

The University Honors Student Advisory Board (UHSAB) is a student organization that works to support University Honors, the oldest and largest program in the Honors College at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Members of the UHSAB serve as a link between University Honors students and the program’s administration.  The UHSAB meets regularly with and advises the University Honors administration on curricular and co-curricular matters, as well as on the overall direction of the program.

Interested in being a part of the UHSAB and want to hear more about it? Consider attending one of our information sessions!

Friday 2/7, 12:00pm, Anne Arundel Hall Basement Lounge
Tuesday 2/11, 6:30pm, La Plata Hall Multipurpose Room
Wednesday 2/12, 4:00pm, Anne Arundel Hall Basement Lounge

For more information about the UHSAB, please visit

Undergraduate Position: Alternate Reality Game/Transmedia Storytelling

By way of introduction, my name is Kari Kraus. I'm an Associate Professor in the College of Information Studies and the Department of English.  I'm writing to announce a one-semester undergraduate position that pays $11.00/hour for 20 hrs/week. The job involves helping University of Maryland researchers manage, design, implement, and evaluate a large-scale transmedia project. The work being undertaken is part of a larger project sponsored by the National Science Foundation exploring Alternate Reality Games (or transmedia narratives) in the service of education.  Project partners include Brigham Young University, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, NASA, and the Computer History Museum. An ARG is a form of interactive storytelling whose narrative elements are distributed over multiple "real-world" platforms, including books, mobile devices, and personal computers.  They often require participants to solve puzzles, answer riddles, and track down information in order to advance the storyline.  Examples of popular commercial ARGs include games such as “The Beast,” “I Love Bees,” and “The Lost Experience.”  Although ARGs have been used primarily for entertainment, we believe they can also provide unique and powerful educational opportunities.  World Without Oil and ARGOSI are among the growing number of ARGs created with educational, 'serious game' goals in mind.  

If you're looking for part-time work and are interested in interactive, game-based storytelling that will support educational experiences, we invite you to submit an application. Because the successful applicant will be involved in nearly every aspect of the project, good writing, communication, and organizational skills are essential. Tasks and responsibilities will include some combination of the following:

·         helping plan and run an advisory board meeting in spring 2014;

·         participating in and contributing to design meetings;

·         helping plan and facilitate co-design sessions with teens and undergraduates;

·         play-testing game modules and prototypes;

·         conducting and writing up research in support of game design;

·         working with teachers in ARG/game workshops;

·         monitoring, updating, and organizing content in our project management system;

·         assisting with administrative elements (e.g., scheduling meetings, logistics of advisory board members’ visits, etc.)

Application process: please send an email cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in the project, along with a CV/resume and two references, to Kari Kraus at by COB Monday, February 10, 2014. We will notify applicants of our decision approximately 2-3 weeks after the deadline.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

In search of a tutor for children ages 11 and 8

In search of a tutor for children ages 11 and 8 to focus on math and writing. Tutor would meet with the children twice a week during the weekday from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the Davis Library in Bethesda, MD.  Tutor must be able to drive and work well with kids.  Pay is $15-$20 per hour depending on experience.  If interested, please call Maryam Nusraty at 301-767-5053.  Thank you.


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 Friday, January 31st. One of the many entries will also be chosen as this year's cover art, and the winner will also receive a cash prize.

Artists should go to to upload images of their work. Any additional questions can be directed to Hannah at

Greek Open House by the United Greek Council

Thurs. Jan 30

The United Greek Council is hosting an open house in the Atrium of STAMP. Founded in 2003, we are a coalition of eleven culturally-based social Greek organizations.

Many of our organizations were founded by courageous leaders in a time when our communities needed to be elevated. The strength and values-based nature of Greek organizations provided a channel for change and impact. Our members and alumni are some of the most dedicated advocates for our local community and issues on the global stage.

Chapter core values include philanthropy, scholarship, leadership, personal development, cultural awareness, brotherhood and sisterhood. We are leaders, activists, achievers, friends, movers and shakers. And we'd love to meet you.

For more information, visit @UGC_Terps or #BeGreek #BeGreat

alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc 
Alpha Theta Gamma Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
Gamma Phi Sigma "Hermanos Unidos" Fraternity, Inc.
Phi Delta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. 
Iota Nu Delta Fraternity, Inc.- University of Maryland-Eta Chapter
Kappa Lambda Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. Alpha Chapter
Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. 
The Upsilon Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.
Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. 
Omega Nu Eta Fraternity, Inc.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Diversions writers needed at The Diamondback!

Interested in writing about entertainment and the arts?

The Diamondback is seeking new Diversions writers to write music/movie reviews, features about local arts, TV recaps and more. We also need someone to run our calendar, which spotlights events on both the campus and in the DC/Baltimore area. Please note if you're particularly interested in this last option — even if you have less writing experience, running the calendar gives you the option to attend meetings and see what story ideas we like (and the last person we chose to run the calendar was hired as a writer by the end of the semester).

If interested, please contact section editors Rob Gifford and Mary Clare Fischer at