Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Critical Language Scholarships for Study Abroad in Summer 2015

Want to study one of these critical languages during summer 2015 – all expenses paid?
Want to study abroad in one of these countries during summer 2015 – all expenses paid?
Learn more about the CLS summer 2015 scholarships  – and about preparing a strong application by the *November 12, 2014 deadline* – by attending an information session about the Critical Language Scholarship program:
Tuesday, September 30 – 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu as space is limited
Tuesday, September 30 – 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu as space is limited
Wednesday, October 1 – 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu as space is limited
Wednesday, October 1 – 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu as space is limited
Thursday, October 2 – 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu as space is limited
Thursday, October 2 – 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu as space is limited
Friday, October 3 – 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu as space is limited
Friday, October 3 – 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu as space is limited
Please RSVP to  scholarships@umd.edu 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 scholarships@umd.edu YOU WILL BE GIVEN ACCESS TO OUR ELMS RESOURCE SITE FOR CLS APPLICANTS.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8 pm Eastern Time.
ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: Applicants must be: US Citizens; currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students. A GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended; all majors are eligible. PLEASE NOTE: CLS program in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, and Russian require one or two years of previous study of these languages – for details see: http://www.clscholarship.org/information-for/applicants
For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website at http://www.clscholarship.org
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

ProjectHello StrangerUMD 'Honk If You're Happy!' Thurs

Project Hello Stranger UMD is proud to present "Honk If You're Happy!" This event will take place at the University of Maryland "M" traffic circle by the Mitchell Building. The event is this Thursday (10/2/14) from 2:00PM-4:00PM. 

We will hold signs up reading "Honk If You're Happy!" as demonstrated above. It will be lots of fun and I hope you all can make it!

Also if you can, please sign up for times that you can participate, click on the link below, so that we can organize the event and make sure everyone can participate. Thank You.


Please join and share with everyone you know!

PHS Board

P.S. The Board would like to thank everyone who participated at the PHS Bake Sale. It was a huge success and went above and beyond what we could have hoped for and it was all because of YOU GUYS! So thank you very very much for everything and we hope to have your continued enthusiasm and support. Secondly, we are now able to afford a helium tank for our fan favorite Balloon give away! 

Project Hello Stranger
University of Maryland
"Building a happier campus, one smile at a time"
Learn more or buy a shirt: www.projecthellostranger.com
Follow us on Twitter : @PHS_UMD
Follow us on Instagram: @ProjectHelloStranger_UMD

Interested in Military medicine?: Assistant Dean of Recruitment and Admissions Dr. Aaron Saguil- Oct.2

Uniformed Services University- Dr. Aaron Saguil
Thursday October 2nd, 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM
JMZ 2206

Dr. Aaron Saguil, Assistant Dean, Recruitment and Admissions, 
Uniformed Services University and several other military medical 
professionals, including current USUHS students, will be speaking 
about military medical options. This event is hosted by the American 
Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
at UMD. 
AMWA is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health. We achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances.
 Contact Zahra Qaiyumi at zqaiyumi@terpmail.umd.edu with questions.

EDGE OF EIGHTEEN with Al-Jazeera America - Weds. 10/1

What’s it like to come of age in America today? Academy-award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney and Alexandra Pelosi trained 15 diverse youth to document their senior year in high school. The Edge of Eighteen is a series that tackles a range of issues, from being undocumented, joining the military, going to college, to teen pregnancy, religious devotion and coming out as gay. Join the Journalism Center on Children & Families WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1 at 6 pm for a screening and discussion of this new show from Al Jazeera America (AJAM). Two of the youth participants will be at the screening along with Executive Producer Amy Kohn. This is a great opportunity to learn more about AJAM, collaborative storytelling, citizen journalism, filmmaking and get your finger on the pulse of the next generation of adults. Knight Hall Room 1206.

Do you study Spanish? Participate in a paid study!

The Language Learning and Cognition Study is recruiting participants!  Participate in 14 sessions of 1-2 hours each at the Patapsco building (a short walk from College Park Metro, accessible by Shuttle #104).
You will be asked to complete cognitive tasks and questionnaires, as well as training tasks on an iPad.
Receive $240 for completing the study ($5 each for sessions 1-13, and $175 at the final session).  After completing session 14, you will get a raffle entry to win one of 10 $200 gift cards!
Eligibility criteria include (see website for full list):
-18-30 years of age
-monolingual native speaker of English
-currently enrolled in a 300-level Spanish course or completed a 300-level Spanish course within the past year
-not started studying Spanish before age 12
-no immersion experience of longer than 1 month in a Spanish-speaking country
Review additional criteria, get more information, and sign up on the Paid SONA System http://umpsychology-paid.sona-systems.com
For more information about this study, contact the Language Learning and Cognition Team at LangLCS@casl.umd.edu.

Women Empowerment to Achieve the Impossible (WETATi) - Weds.

Please join Women Empowerment to Achieve the Impossible (WETATi) Next Generation for our first 
event this Wednesday! WETATi Next Generation is a non-profit organization that seeks to empower 
undergraduate and graduate collegiate women through financial literacy. WETATi works towards 
equipping young women with the tools needed to start and run their own business, providing 
financial freedom and self-empowerment.
 This Wednesday, October 1st, 2014, is our kickoff "Vision Board" event, held in the Nyumburu 
Cultural Center from 7-9pm. We are pleased to announce that Ms. Chi-Chi Dureke and Ms. Angel 
Dureke will be sharing their knowledge about owning their own business, keys to success, and 
entrepreneurship! These ladies are motivating, uplifting, and of course, empowering. See you then! 

Beyond the Classroom presents "Global Citizenship & the 21st Century Disconnectivity Paradox"

Global Citizenship & the 21st Century “Disconnectivity Paradox”: Fostering Human Connectedness
in a Digitally Distracted World
A talk by Kate Otto, Founder & Director
Audrey del Rosario, Brand Strategist, Everyday Ambassador
Wednesday, October 1st, 6:30PM-8:30PM
South Campus Commons Building 1, Room 1102 (http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/locationbtc.htm)

In a world of limitless digital networks, we are more connected than ever. 
…But does the very nature of our hyper-connected lifestyle threaten our ability to interact authentically with one another?
Kate Otto, author of forthcoming book and website Everyday Ambassador, suggests we are living in a "disconnectivity paradox," in which our impatient, distracted behaviors ultimately hinder our efforts to connect with and serve others. This is deeply relevant for anyone aspiring to be a global citizen or serve others, as human connection is the key to effective social impact work.
Pairing over ten years of international experience with Millennial insight, Kate and her colleague Audrey del Rosario will explore the Everyday Ambassador vision of a world in which all people approach the act of crossing borders-- whether national, class, race, or otherwise-- with empathy, patience, commitment, and humility (four core values that foster deeper ‘connectedness’ in tech-centric societies); and will share vibrant, poignant narratives that demonstrate that the power of technology is not in the tool, but rather the intentions of the person using it.
After the first half of the talk, Audrey will hold a more informal conversation on professional development for those considering international careers.  More info at: www.ter.ps/6vf
Beyond the Classroom Living & Learning Program | Office of Undergraduate Studies
E-mail: btcinfo@umd.edu | Tel.: 301-314-6621 | Office: South Campus Commons 1104


GET IN THE ZONE! Do you need to find a major and/or a career direction? Questioning whether your current major/career is the "right one" for you? Come to CAREER DISCOVERY ZONE and discover the answers to your questions and more! Meets every Wednesday for the next 5 weeks. Come to one or all sessions. No advance registration needed. Students should plan to attend the full 1.5 hours. Don’t just pick a major/career, find your passion!

Where:  Shoemaker Building, 1st floor. **Check in with Main Receptionist**
Time:     4:00-5:30pm
For questions or more info, contact Dr. Linda Gast or Ae-Kyung Jung at 301-314-7651.

Linda K. Gast, PhD, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Counselor, Counseling Center
Affiliate Assistant Professor, College of Education
University of Maryland
1129 Shoemaker Building
College Park, MD  20742

Graphic Designer Needed for Student-Led Non Profit

ASPIRE, a fledgling non-profit dedicated to providing education opportunities to students in rural Afghanistan, seeks a graphic designer to develop materials for distribution, including a logo.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Christina Hendryx at christinahendryx@gmail.com

Monday, September 29, 2014

Gemstone Team MUSIC is looking for participants for a focus group!

Gemstone Team MUSIC is looking for participants for a focus group! Come talk to them about your musical interests the first three weekends in October. For more information, contact us at music.gemstone@gmail.com or 301-458-0784

Counseling Center Student Advisory Board Positions Open!

The Counseling Center seeks motivated undergrads interested in mental health and student outreach to serve on the Center's Student Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB serves several functions: publicizing Counseling Center services and acquainting the campus community with the Center, working on special projects within the Counseling Center and also on campus, and acting as a sounding board for the Center. 

The members of the SAB will gain valuable experience working with other students on diverse projects, getting exposure to Counseling Center professionals, increasing their knowledge of the workings of the Counseling Center, and publicizing important events. Members must attend bimonthly meetings and participate in projects and activities. 

Please contact Kathryn Kline at kkline1@umd.edu or visit the following website for more information: 


First Circle K International GBM

Love community service? Well, get involved with CKI (Circle K International)!!!

Circle K International is the world's largest collegiate organization dedicated to service and leadership development with more than 500 clubs in nine countries. We do a wide variety of projects in our school and community, including working with children, the elderly, and the homeless all the while building on Circle K's tenants of service, leadership, and fellowship. The University of Maryland Circle K has many opportunities to get involved and serve your community!

Even if you can not attend our first GBM, sign up for events on our website: https://orgsync.com/64818/chapter

Join us this Monday at 6:30pm in JMZ 2206.

Hope to see you all there!!

Contact: Jose Miguel Castro

AMSA 2nd General Body Meeting - Tuesday

Please join us (AMSA) this upcoming Tuesday, September 30th, for our second general body meeting of the semester.  This will be a joint meeting with Pre-Med Society and Charles R. Drew Pre-Med/Pre-Health Society.  Together, we have the honor and pleasure of co-hosting the Dean of Admissions at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), Dr. Milford Foxwell, Jr.  This is a great opportunity whether you're particularly interested in UMSOM or just in the general admissions process of medical schools. 

The meeting will be held in room 0135 of the Armory and will start promptly at 5:30 pm.  Come with any questions you may have!  Can't wait to see you all on Tuesday!

Pre-Medical Society 2nd GBM 9/30 (Co-hosted with AMSA and CRD)

The Pre-Medical Society is having its 2nd GBM on Tuesday, September 30 at 5:30pm in ARM0135. Dr. Foxwell, the Dean of Admissions at University of Maryland School of Medicine, is coming to speak about the admissions process. This is a must-see event for any students who are planning to apply to UMSOM!

Apply to be a Terps Mentor! Applications due OCTOBER 5TH!

Terps Mentoring is a one-on-one mentoring program that pairs at-risk high school students with University of Maryland students. The goal of Terps Mentoring is to foster mentoring relationships between these students in order to encourage the participating high school students’ academic pursuit for secondary education. This fall, Terps Mentoring will be launching its first official program. For the 2014 - 2015 school year, Terps Mentoring has partnered with Eleanor Roosevelt High School located in Greenbelt, MD to work with a group of 30-50 ninth graders. There will be two on-campus mentoring sessions per month, which will include tutoring, professional and personal development workshops, mentor-mentee activities, field trips, and community service.

When Do We Meet?

Every Other Friday 3:30-6:30 pm Beginning in November  

Terps Mentoring Sessions include:
-         Tutoring
-         Personal and Professional Development Workshops
-         Community Service
-         Field Trips
-         More fun activities!

Mentor Requirements:
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Complete Mentor Application (DUE ON OCTOBER 5th)
- Complete a Brief Interview with Terps Mentoring Officer
- Complete a Background Check (funded and organized by Terps Mentoring)
- Must Attend One Training Prior to the First Mentoring Session
- Must Attend ALL Mentoring Sessions

Interested in Applying?
Email terpsmentoring@gmail.com and We’ll Send You Application Materials!

We Hope You Choose to Join Terps Mentoring!

Friday, September 26, 2014

"Beyond the Millennium Development Goals: Ensuring a World Fit for Children?"

Beyond the Classroom presents a seminar on "Beyond the Millennium Development Goals: Ensuring a World Fit for Children?" on Monday, September 29th at 7:00 pm!

What prospects do children born today face around the world? What is required to ensure a world fit for children? In 2000, 189 governments came together with the United Nations to develop eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for alleviating poverty and hunger, as well as improving children’s educational opportunities and health by 2015. What progress has the world community made in achieving these bold goals? How can the international community strengthen its commitment to children’s welfare, well-being, and life opportunities around the world beyond 2015? Join us for a seminar that looks at the new proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the world community to act on by 2030 and what can citizens do to take action!

Monday, September 29, 7:00-9:00 pm
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
This seminar series on “Ensuring a World Fit for Children?
Rethinking Our Civic Responsibilities
is sponsored by Beyond the Classroom Living & Learning Program, Office of Undergraduate Studies,
at the University of Maryland, College Park

Zaching Against Cancer 5K Run/Walk - 10/5

Join Phi Chi Theta, the Maryland Basketball team, and Zach's family for the first annual Zaching Against Cancer 5K Run/Walk.

To Register, please visit the following link:


This Run/Walk will be held on the campus of University of Maryland on Sunday, October 5th at 10am. All proceeds will benefit the Zaching Against Cancer Foundation. Since this race will take place throught the beautiful campus of UMD, runners and walkers will stay on the marked sidewalks and paths, and observe all traffic signals and crosswalks. All participants are asked to check-in at our tables infront of Stamp Student Union at9:30am in order to register and pick up shirts. Parking in Lot 1 is free on Sundays. There will be 2 waves of participants. The first wave will be our "Runner Wave" at 10:30am, followed shortly by our "Walker Wave" at 10:35am. Waves will depart from Nyumburu Amphitheater (Plaza inbetween Hornbake Library and Stamp), runners will head through McKeldin Mall, up past Ludwig and Byrd Stadium, down to the Xfinity Center, and ending back at the Amphitheater.

Zach Lederer will forever remain in the hearts of millions. Zach was a student at the University of Maryland, and a manager on the Men's Basketball team. When Zach was 11 years old, he overcame a brain tumor, and during his freshman year at Maryland, cancer struck again. A photo of Zach, taken hours after his surgery as a sign to his friends and family that he was okay, went viral across the nation in a matter of days. The now iconic Zaching pose is a sign of strength and inspiration to anyone fighting cancer or any other disease. To learn more about Zach's Strength and Courage, please visit http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7669418

Please email Zaching5k@gmail.com with any questions.

UMD Association for India's Development First GBM: Corruption

Hey, it's that time of year again! School has started and that means it's time for the first University of Maryland AID General Body Meeting of the year! 

Take a break from school work and come out to discuss corruption in India.
Corruption is a problem, pervading every facet of Indian society, reaching more places than just India itself. How can we, as students, fight it? 
We have a lot planned for this meeting so it'll be plenty of fun as well as inspirational. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 30th, from 8-9 pm in the Benjamin Banneker room in Stamp. Be sure to mark your calendars! Can't wait to see you all then!   


Healthyouth is seeking 20 volunteers for each winter volunteer program hosted in Thailand and Peru. This program offers students an opportunity to expand their clinical skills as well as implement health education programs in elementary schools. The program is a chance to explore a new culture while learning new practical skills that can be carried into a professional career.
The program dates are from December 20th, 2014 to January 10th, 2015.

All volunteers will be accompanied by an in-country coordinator as well as a fellow student coordinator.
The program fee includes your room and stay, 3 meals a day from Monday to Saturday, transportation while in country and any expenses accrued for the the clinical or public health program.

Apply now! Applications are available at http://www.healthyouth.org/join-us/ and are due October 10th.

Colleges Against Cancer GBM: 10/1 at 8PM

Interested in being a part of the fight against cancer as well as getting more involved in an on-
campus organization? 

Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff 
dedicated to eliminating cancer.

CAC will be having their first general body meeting Wednesday 10/1 at 8 PM, right outside the 
McKeldin Library. 

Help promote the American Cancer Society's mission and advocacy and be a direct contributor to the 
community event held annually on campus, Relay For Life!

Like our Facebook page so that we can keep you updated!


Contact Person: Andy Park
Contact Email: andypark247@gmail.com

How to Find an Internship - Oct. 8

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Event Details:
Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?
To help you with your internship search, we will discuss:
  • Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
  • Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews
  • Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field
RSVP for this event: Click here

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Honors Ice Cream Socials

Here are the Honors ice cream socials for Fall 2015:

Wednesday, September 23 (Anne Arundel)  12-4 PM
Tuesday, October 20 (Location TBD)
Thursday, November 19 (TBD)
Friday, December 11 (Anne Arundel) 12-4 PM
Sponsored by Parsons Corporation, an Honors College Corporate Partner.

Be An RA Next Year!

Information about the RA position can be found at: www.reslife.umd.edu/RAposition.

Please note:  this year’s Application Deadline is Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 4pm.  

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 2015 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 9, 2014 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 2014 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 2015 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 2015-2016 academic year.
Students often need more information about the RA position and our Selection Process, so we’ve scheduled Information Sessions.  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 24
6pm –7pm
Oakland Hall, Room 0204
Thursday, September 25
4pm – 5pm
Tydings Hall, Room 1101
Friday, September 26
12 – 1pm
Cambridge Community Center, Room 1100
Tuesday, September 30
6pm - 7pm
Shoemaker Building, Room 2102
Wednesday, October 1
4pm – 5pm
Tydings Hall, Room 0117
Thursday, October 2
6pm - 7pm
Tydings Hall, Room 1102
Tuesday, October 7
4pm - 5pm
Tydings Hall, Room 1101
Tuesday, October 7
6pm - 7pm
Oakland Hall, Room 0204
Wednesday, October 8
4pm - 5pm
Stamp Student Union, Benjamin Banneker Room
Wednesday, October 8
6pm - 7pm
Tydings Hall, Room 0117

Smith Undergrad Net Impact

Do you want to make a positive impact with your career? Then come out to Smith Undergrad Net Impact's fall information session on Thursday, September 25 from 7-8 pm in VMH1411! Learn about the endless opportunities there are to create social and environmental change in the world with your future job, and join a community of passionate students who are in the "business of doing good." Make sure to RSVP on our Facebook event page.

Diaspora Tour, 10/2

The Diaspora Tour at the University of Maryland is an opportunity for university students, faculty and staff as well as diaspora leaders and local community organizations to learn more about initiatives on diaspora engagement and about how to get involved with Global Diaspora Week, October 12-18, 2014.   

The tour, sponsored by the Department of State, the International Diaspora Engagement Alliance and USAID, will include remarks by Department of State Special Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew O’Brien and a panel discussion.

The event is free and open to the public but they need to RSVP first.

The event is on 10/2 and this is the link for more information: ter.ps/diasporatour

Avirah, UMD's Israel Dance Group Hosts Open Dancing Event

Avirah, UMD's Israel Dance group, is having an open dancing event this Tuesday with Mike Fox, a dance instructor from Chevy Chase.

Details on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1469156243365889/?ref=22

Want to try something new? Come Israeli Dance!

Led and taught by Mike Fox - Performance by Avirah

Refreshments will be provided

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd and 30th
7:30-11 pm

Colony Ballroom, Stamp
UMD students FREE, general admission $10

Email avirahumd@gmail.com for more info, or find us on Facebook!