Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tianyi Dance Team - Tianyi: Unfolding Traditions - 4/4

April 4, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Hoff Theater, STAMP
Contact: Anna Duh, duh.anna3@gmail.com
Tianyi Dance Team invites you to join us in unfolding the beautiful fusion of Eastern tradition with Western culture. Come enjoy Tianyi's second showcase, "Unfolding Traditions" for FREE! Wenye Yang and Tingrui Zhao will MC as our dancers take it to the next level with a variety of new styles including elegant sleeves and traditional silk umbrellas. The playful Miao, energetic Han, and beautiful Dai ethnicity styles are back, remastered! See guest performances by TerpWushu, Ashley Xu from Jasmine Guzheng Academy, Chinese Yo-Yo, and Youth Dancers from Huasha Chinese Dance Center! We hope to see you all there! If you have any questions, please contact tianyidance@gmail.com.

America Reads & UBC Book Drive April 1-26

University Book Center
April 1 - 26, 2015
University Book Center, STAMP
Contact: Myra Haley, mhaley2@umd.edu
Starting April 1st we will begin a month long celebration of literacy in the University Book Center at Stamp Student Union. We are partnering with America Reads to provide new books to area elementary schools. You can stop by and help us support these schools by donating a new book. Our event will culminate with a day long celebration including children's craft activities and a visit by a popular children's book character on Maryland Day, April 26th. You can join us in the University Book Center or out on Hornbake Plaza to celebrate and join in on the fun and make a Book Drive Donation! For more information, please visit umcp.bncollege.com or emailsm370@bncollege.com

Are you taking a Spanish class? The Language Learning and Cognition Study needs your help!

The Language Learning and Cognition Study is recruiting participants! 
Participate in 14 sessions of 1-2 hours each at Taliaferro.  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 www.casl.umd.edu/langlcs for full list):
- 18-30 years of age
- monolingual native speaker of English
- currently enrolled in a 200- or 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
Contact us at LangLCS@casl.umd.edu.

Saturday Philharmonia, amateur string orchestra - players wanted! - 4/11

Saturday, April 11th at 1:00 p.m. is the next meeting of the Saturday Philharmonia, a new group on campus for strings players of all levels. Every weekend this group will read through and rehearse masterworks for string orchestra by Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi and more! It is a no-fault, fun way to experience great works of classical music.

No registration is required. Just show up with your instrument and we’ll play!

If you would like music in advance to practice, e-mail dhopkins@terpmail.umd.edu for pdfs of the music.

Where: Orchestral Rehearsal Room (room 1218) of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts
When: Every Saturday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., beginning on March 7th
Who: Violin, Viola, cello and double-bass players of every level are welcome.

Need more information? E-mail Daniel Hopkins at dhopkins@terpmail.umd.edu

Need more information? E-mail Daniel Hopkins at dhopkins@terpmail.umd.edu

Bike Week - April 4th though April 11th

April is when the weather gets nicer and the perfect time to get your bike out and ride.

Nothing compares to the simple pleasures of a bike ride.
John F. Kennedy

Bike Week is here to remind everyone that it’s fun and exciting to grab them handlebars and go.
So to start off the season bikeUMD has a week full of classes, rides, and events for all types of riders.

If biking in the sun doesn’t excite you.  How about also earning FREE bike gear!?

bikeUMD has a new Bike PASSPORT Program where participants can complete one or many bike activities
to earn on one or many bike related prizes.  There are so many prizes to choose from.  Passports can be redeemed at:

·         DOTS Regents Drive Office
·         Campus Bike Shop in the back of Cole Student Activities building
·         Epply Rec Center at the front desk

*Passport program ends April 29th and there are limited number of prizes available
Questions? email bike@umd.edu

Monday, March 30, 2015

stress relief yoga - 4/6

Monday, April 6 at 8:25 p.m.
Eppley Recreation Center, Multipurpose Room
Learn ways to manage stress, relax and re-energize leading into finals.  No yoga experience is required. Mats will be provided.

Honors Olympics - Friday, April 10th

Friday, April 10th, 3-6 PM: Do you have spring fever? Come out and join the Honors College for the 5th annual Honors Olympics, hosted on La Plata Beach! The event will include basketball, soccer, and volleyball. Freeze pops will be provided, and the winning team gets a pizza party! To register a team of 6-8 participants: Email honorsolympicsumd@gmail.com and include your team name, captain, members, and the program(s) you’re representing.

Looking for an Internship? Spoon UMD is looking for interns for our Spoonfest

We've had a blast writing articles for you all this past year so we're hosting a campus wide event on Mckeldin Mall to celebrate! If you're free on April 17th, love food, and have a knick for marketing you might just be what we're looking for. Shoot us an email at spoonmarketingumd@gmail.com to find out how to apply for this short term internship.
  • Attend orientation meeting
  • Post on social media accounts
  • Help host campus wide event
  • Possible extension to fall internship + course credit
  • Free food 
  • Networking with CEO and Headquarters

Apply to mentor underprivileged kids with UMD InnoWorks! - Deadline 4/22

Do you love working with kids? Are you interested in volunteering at a week-long summer program to teach middle school kids about science? Apply to be a mentor or staff member for UMD InnoWorks! This year's camp will run from August 17-21st in the Kim Engineering Building. We will hold an informational meeting about the camp on Thursday April 16th from 6-7pm in JMZ1224.
If interested, use this link to apply! The deadline is April 22nd.

UMD Pre-Medical Society 4th GBM on 3/31

The UMD Pre-Medical Society will be having its Fourth GBM for this semester on Tuesday, March 31st at 6:30pm in JMZ0220! We are pleased to have First Year Medical Student Nick Toney who attends University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMDSOM) as our speaker, and he is a proud alumnus of UMD! Mr. Toney took a gap year between high school and college and developed rich experiences in abroad trips that helped him get into medical school. We can learn greatly about the types of experiences Mr. Toney chose to pursue and how they helped develop his character and made him stand out as a medical school applicant. After his talk, Mr. Toney will answer any questions that you might have about medical school and creating medical school applications through the University of Maryland. Come out and learn about the life of a current medical student! Hope to see you there! 

Event Time: March 31, 2015
Event Start Time: 6:30pm
Event Location: JMZ 0220
Contact Person: Suraj Jaladanki
Contact E-mail: suraj.jaladanki@gmail.com

Circle K International GBM 3/30

Love community service and meeting new and awesome people? Then, come join 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!

We will be located in JMZ 2123 at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there!!

Contact: Roger Lin
Email: umdckipresident@gmail.com

Friday, March 27, 2015

Beyond the Classroom presents the award-winning documentary "Living Downstream" on Monday, March 30th at 7:00 pm!

Monday, March 30, 7:00-9:00 pm
South Campus Commons Building 1, Room 1102

Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., Living Downstream is an eloquent and cinematic documentary film. This poetic film follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. After a routine cancer screening, Sandra receives some worrying results and is thrust into a period of medical uncertainty. Thus, we begin two journeys with Sandra: her private struggles with cancer and her public quest to bring attention to the urgent human rights issue of cancer prevention.
But Sandra is not the only one who is on a journey—the chemicals against which she is fighting are also on the move. We follow these invisible toxins as they migrate to some of the most beautiful places in North America. We see how these chemicals enter our bodies and how, once inside, scientists believe they may be working to cause cancer.
Several experts in the fields of toxicology and cancer research make important cameo appearances in the film, highlighting their own findings on two pervasive chemicals: atrazine, one of the most widely used herbicides in the world, and the industrial compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Their work further illuminates the significant connection between a healthy environment and human health.
At once Sandra’s personal journey and her scientific exploration, Living Downstream is a powerful reminder of the intimate connection between the health of our bodies and the health of our air, land, and water
Handsomely photographed and powerfully argued. . . . Steingraber's scientific cool and unflagging sense of mission make for an arresting portrait of a self-styled modern-day Rachel Carson.” – Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post.
“An incredibly moving film. Living Downstream is informative on many levels, with just the right amount of detail. It will reach out to those outside the environmental health movement, rather than just speaking to those within. It will connect us all and it will help us to reflect on how contamination of the environment is contributing to the cancer epidemic.” -- Genon Jensen, Executive Director of Health and Environment Alliance.
For details, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1532436200373004/

Interested in leadership positions? Come to Roosevelt Institute's Information Session

Interested in leadership positions? Come to Roosevelt Institute's Information Session this Friday, March 27 at 7pm in JMZ 0120! We are a Progressive Student think tank with more than 100 chapters nationwide that promotes youth participation in politics. All of our current board members are graduating and need to pass on the torch! We are looking for President, VP, Policy Coordinator, and Treasurer. Apply by emailing your resume and a letter of interest to fwu1234@umd.edu by April 3rd!

Our national website is: http://www.rooseveltcampusnetwork.org/

RSVPfor our regional conference on this Saturday, March 28 at George Mason University! (FREE breakfast, lunch and snacks provided):

SRs: Job Opportunity at Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

The Health Division at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is looking to fill a Program Specialist vacancy.  Ideally, OMB is looking for a college graduate who is interested in public policy, public health, or public administration.  Please share this information with recent graduates (or soon-to-be graduates) you think are most qualified and potentially interested in this opportunity.

An announcement for this position is available on USAJobs at the following links:

The posting will remain open for one week or until midnight of the day when 150 applications are received, whichever comes sooner.  Previous postings have closed as quickly as one day, so we highly encourage qualified and interested candidates to apply as early as possible.
Within OMB, the Health Division is responsible for Medicare, Medicaid, private health market reforms, Marketplace insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, and a variety of public health programs administered primarily by the Department of Health and Human Services.  The Division oversees about $80 billion in discretionary resources and more than $1 trillion in mandatory outlays annually.  The Division engages in analysis, planning, and policy formulation to improve programmatic quality, efficiency, and financial management.  Please see the attached document providing further information on OMB and the Health Division. 

Experience: Candidates must be strong multi-taskers, have excellent written and oral communications skills, and be able to work quickly in a fast-paced environment.  The Program Specialist will be responsible for a mix of professional, analytic, administrative, and clerical work. 

Responsibilities may include:
·         Assisting in legislative, economic, management, financial management, procurement, information, regulatory, and organizational analyses.
·         Collecting and analyzing program and budget data and assisting in the review and analysis of agency budget submissions, legislation, studies, research materials, and other information related to assigned areas.
·         Coordinating organization-wide and agency assignments on behalf of the Health Division to ensure accuracy and consistency with Administration policy.
·         Managing data calls to agencies on various budget, policy, and management topics; reviewing responses for accuracy; and coordinating review across teams.
·         Overseeing the management of all information in the office and supporting operations, including maintaining paper and electronic files, preparing correspondence and forms, covering phones, organizing meetings, and maintaining supplies and the office environment.


Are you a junior or a senior? Then don’t miss the Real Real World Career Series! This series is designed to give you a sense of what it’s like to be a professional in the real world outside of the day-to-day job, and to provide advice on how to successfully navigate the basics of being a top-notch young professional. RSVP using the links below.

Mocktail Monday: ter.ps/8re
April 6th @ 7pm in the Prince George’s Room at The Stamp

We’re kicking off our series with a mocktail party! Come out for a night filled with hors d’oeuvres, “drinks,” and networking! Come in your best professional cocktail attire* and get ready to mingle with young professionals. #MocktailMonday

*Wear clothing you would normally wear to a networking/social event or a professional conference

Diversity + Me: ter.ps/8rt
April 7th @ 6pm in the Prince George’s Room at Stamp

So you’re off to a new job, and you’ve got everything covered. But wait, what about your identity? Think about it, your workplace will be your new home for the next year or more. So don’t let your identity be hidden! Come out to hear from an expert how you can be your true self wherever you go!

Making Your World Meaningful: ter.ps/8rc
April 7th @ 7pm in the Prince George’s Room at Stamp

Think you don’t have time to give back at the same time you’re launching your career? Well think again! Come out to this workshop to learn ways in which you can get up and give back to the world.

Budget Hard, Play Hard: ter.ps/8rr
April 8th @ 6pm in the University Career Center, 3100 HBK

So you’re off to a new life, a new city/country, and a new job. Congratulations! But you still have to consider your budget. Come out to this workshop to learn how to enjoy the joys of adulthood while also wisely managing your money!

How to WIN at Life: A Personal Well-being Workshop: ter.ps/8ru
April 8th @ 7pm in the University Career Center, 3100 HBK

Come learn how to make it big in the real world by focusing on what matters the most - yourself. In this workshop, you’ll get all the tools and resources you need to achieve physical and mental wellness. Get ready to WIN at life!

Yourself in a Year:  ter.ps/8rv
April 9th @ 5:30pm in the University Career Center, 3100 HBK

Ever wonder what it’s like to transition from college student to working professional? Then come to our panel featuring recently graduated Terps! They’ll share their tips for adjusting to life after graduation, and how they became successful right out of college! Refreshments will be provided.

Health Leads Fall 2015 Applications are LIVE!

The Health Leads Application for Fall 2015 is now live! The application is due by April 4th at 11:59 PM, and interview requests will be emailed out about a week or two later.

To apply, please go to the following link and select University of Maryland: https://healthleadsusa.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Once you begin the official application, you must complete it in one sitting. We recommend that you first work on your answers on a word document and then paste them into the application portal when you are ready to submit. The application questions may be found at: 

Thank you to all those that came to our information session yesterday. We look forward to meeting our future advocates. Best of luck!
Chloe Aillery & Rahul Grover
University of Maryland College Park
Health Leads Campus Coordinators, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SRs: AmeriCorps*VISTA position

The Leadership & Community Service-Learning unit (LCSL), in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, engages students at the University of Maryland in meaningful community service-learning with the local community through resources, programs, and events. LCSL strives to educate students about the root causes of pressing social issues while making a meaningful and immediate difference in the local community.

This year the primary job of the MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA member will be to finalize and implement an outreach plan and materials, reaching out to those who work and live in Prince George’s County so that individuals, family members, and community members can help those living in need within the County.  They will also host trainings for community partners on how to use the database and assess how it is working to help meet their needs.  Finally, they will create and implement an assessment of the virtual resource center itself so that changes can continue to be made so that it is more user friendly for people in need, service providers, and volunteers.   These three steps are the next steps in creating a county wide virtual resource center allowing community members in need and service providers to find non-profits that can provide resources to help them rise out of poverty.  In addition, this virtual resource center will allow for community members to find volunteer opportunities at these non-profits, hopefully building the capacity of the services they provide.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Foster relationships between the University of Maryland and non-profits in Prince George’s County.
  • Maintain and grow the database of community partners in the virtual resource center through solidifying the database, making the database accessible to the general public through web-based tools, and reviewing and updating the manuals to ensure sustainability. 
  • Finalize and implement an outreach plan and materials, reaching out to those who work and live in Prince George’s County so that individuals, family members, and community members can help those living in need within the County. 
  • Host trainings for community partners on how to use the database and assess how it is working to help meet their needs. 
  • Create and implement an assessment of the virtual resource center itself so that changes can continue to be made so that it is more user friendly for people in need, service providers, and volunteers.
  • Assess the project as it happens and be able to make in flight corrections as needed.
  • Participate as an active member of the Leadership & Community-Service Learning and the Human Services Coalition staff teams.

This is a 12-month AmeriCorps*VISTA position that begins in June 2015. The monthly stipend for this VISTA position is $1,333. Upon completing the 12-months of service, the person in this position can choose to receive either an education award worth $5,500 to pay for further education, or $1,500 cash. This position reports directly to the Coordinator for Local Community Service-Learning.

Qualifications:  Preferred candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in community development, sociology, public policy, or closely related field and experience in one or more of the following areas:  service-learning/community service, working with non-profit agencies, working with college students, technology (databases, website creation, smart application creation, etc.), leadership development, working with diverse populations. Excellent communication and organizational skills required as is a valid driver’s license (with less than six points).  Spanish language proficiency strongly encouraged but not required.

To apply:  Send resume, cover letter, and names and telephone numbers of three references to: 

Register to be a TerpService Day Participant!

TerpService Days are committed to connecting the University of Maryland community with the local community through sustained, collaborative, and meaningful community service-learning. By exploring the root causes through critical reflection and meaningful dialogue, we seek to better understand the systemic complexities of social issues and the action steps we can take to address them.

Volunteers will engage in educational activities, service, and reflection and should expect to be a part of the program from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. 
            TSD dates include:
                        March 28th
                        April 11th
    May 2nd 

If you are interested, registration can be found here. More details are also available on our website. Please email terpservice@umd.edu with any questions.

Apply to be an Alternative Breaks Experience Leader for 2015-16!

Experience Leaders serve as the primary planners and coordinators for each Alternative Break experience. Serving as an AB Experience Leader provides 
significant leadership development and skill-building that will shape your experience as a UMD student and help you to make a difference on and off-campus. Every year, our AB Experience Leaders form a tight-knit community full of support, learning, fun, and a desire to lead their peers and create a more socially just world. Apply to be an EL today at 

Persian Women and Other Lies: Story-Telling as Historical Retrieval - 4/2

Plots. Political intrigue. Treachery. The high-handed actions of omnipotent rulers. Death by decree.

That’s the world that Bahiyyih Nakhjavani plunges readers into with The Woman Who Read Too Much: Persia in the mid-nineteenth century, a society that clings to the old ways even as the world around it is rapidly transforming. When a female poet, a historical figure who was also a theologian and revolutionary, dares to reject the veil and begin agitating for female literacy, her campaign shakes the very foundations of Persian society.

Bahiyyih Nakhjavani will discuss her latest book The Woman Who Read Too Much. Book signing and refreshments to follow the lecture

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 7:00pm

Biosciences Research Building (Building #413), Room 1101, University of Maryland, College Park, MD  20742

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fulbright Fellowship Program

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates (who are also US citizens) opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1500 Fulbright fully-funded grants are currently available to over 150 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. You will find below some brief introductory information about Fulbright awards. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities – please RSVP using the links below if you plan to attend (and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing to fulbright@umd.edu). Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply, but interested Freshmen and Sophomores are also welcome to attend!

FULBRIGHT GRANT WORKSHOPS: Please specify which day/time you plan to attend in your response

Monday, March 30 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Wednesday, April 1 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Thursday, April 2 at 12 noon 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Thursday, April 2 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads – All Majors – GPA of 3.0 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

There are two types of Fulbright grants:

--Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant: Opportunities to conduct research are available in over 150 countries. Students design their own study/research projects. These grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; living costs for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance; tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where appropriate.

--Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Opportunities to teach English language and conversation classes are currently available in 68 countries (the list is regularly updated and enlarged) including: Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vietnam; Europe: Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine; Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela; Middle East / North Africa: Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco; Sub-Saharan Africa: Rwanda, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa;  A stipend is provided based on living costs in the host country. The Fulbright award covers round-trip international travel, health and accident insurance, and orientation costs.

Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. Fulbright study grants may also provide: Book and research allowances; Full or partial tuition, in most cases.

Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region.

UMD Campus Deadline: September 1, 2015 – contact us at fulbright@umd.edu for details.

Honors College Board and Brew Game Night - 3/31

Calling all ILS, UH, and GEMs students, join your honors programs in a fun and relaxing game night at College Park's own Board and Brew. Pick up a coupon for free gaming at the door after signing in and stay as long as you would like. We look forward to seeing you there.

Date: 3/31
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Board and Brew

SRs: Medical Assistant Job Opportunity, Paid

Dr. Scott T. Maurer of Glenwood, MD is seeking to hire two pre-med students from the University of Maryland.

Looking for a way to spend your gap year between undergrad and med school? Need two pre-med college grads to work in  medical office in central Howard County. Work as a medical assistant dealing with clinical and administrative matters. 24 or more hours per week. Full year commitment from May 2015 through May 2016. If interested, send resume with a brief cover letter to westhocomed@gmail.com.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fall 2015 Legal Internship for Credit

Thinking about a legal or client services career?  Would you like to earn credit while obtaining direct experience? To learn more and apply, visit: www.thestamp.umd.edu/gradlegalaid 
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.

Thank you!

Graduate Student Legal Aid Office
3125 South Campus Dining Hall
T 301.405.5807
F 301.405.0587

College Park 5K Series - 1st 5k 3/28

The Office of Community Engagement, Campus Recreation Services, College Park Community Foundation and the School of Public Health Healthy Futures program are presenting a series of races this spring-- the College Park 5k Series.
The first race of the series takes place this Saturday, March 28 at Good Neighbor Day. We are also coordinating daytime and weekend/evening Couch to 5k groups. 

More about the series of races here: collegepark5k.com
Sign up for a ‘Couch to 5K’ group here: ter.ps/5ktraining

University Honors Students – Attend the first ever Student-Faculty Dinner on Wed 4/1 (RSVP required)

Dear University Honors students,

The University Honors Student Advisory Board (UHSAB) and University Honors administration would like to invite you to our first ever Student-Faculty Dinner, to be held in the Atrium of the Stamp Student Union on Wednesday, April 1st. 

Here are the event details:

Event: University Honors Student-Faculty Dinner
Date: Wednesday, April 1st 
Time: 6:00pm 
Location: Atrium, Stamp Student Union
Attire: Business Casual
Cost: FREE!

The UHSAB was created last year to support the academic and social components of University Honors by addressing students' unique interests and providing a direct link between students and the University Honors administration. It is the hope that this networking dinner will encourage and foster student-faculty relationships outside of the classroom setting and give students a chance to personally learn about some great Honors seminars to be offered in the Fall 2015 semester (and beyond).

The event begins promptly at 6:00pm with a buffet-style dinner service catered by Good Tidings Catering and Dining Services. The event will wrap-up by 8:00pm at the latest. 

If you are interested in attending this free dinner, please RSVP by Friday, March 27th using this link. Additionally, we will be sending a confirmation email to all attendees before the event. Reservations will be granted on a first come, first serve basis, so sign-up now! Don’t miss this great opportunity to interact with our fantastic faculty in University Honors!

We look forward to hopefully seeing you at our Student-Faculty Dinner! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the UHSAB at uhsab.umd@gmail.com

The University Honors Student Advisory Board

Around the World 5K - April 26

Primannum Honor Society is the biggest organization on campus that tries to have events that would enrich students' academic performances and experience. Around the World 5K is for raising awareness of study abroad opportunities that UMD offers, and to raise study abroad scholarships. We are cooperating with Education Abroad office and the theme of the race would be traveling around the world.

Apply now to the Federal Semester Program or Global Semester in Washington, D.C.!

Want college credit for a Washington internship? Interested in global or domestic issues?

Apply now to the Federal Semester Program or Global Semester in Washington, D.C.!  Apply by April 6 for first round consideration!

Join a lively, engaged student cohort group!  In both programs, students take a fall-semester seminar from industry practitioners in one of several concentrations covering foreign policy, health, homeland security, diplomacy, energy and environment, and science in a global context. In the spring, students intern at federal agencies, congressional offices, think-tanks, nonprofits, and other related organizations. Past internship locations include Department of State, embassies, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Middle East Institute, Department of Energy, White House, U.S. Helsinki Commission, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Aerospace Industries Association, and many more.  Activities include trips to Capitol Hill and to agencies and organizations headquartered in DC, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers from the domestic and international arenas.  The programs include one-on-one assistance in writing resumes, obtaining internships, etc.

Students who successfully complete program requirements will earn a notation on their transcript!

For details and an application form, go to http://federalsemester.umd.edu and/or http://globalsemesterdc.umd.edu or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Dr. Joan Burton, Director. Applications preferred by Monday, April 6. Rolling admissions thereafter.

How to pursue positions in international development, a free brunch, advice, tips, and Q&A with Honors alumna

When:                  Thursday, Mar 26 , 10:30 a.m. to noon
Where:                  2407 Marie Mount Hall

Rebecca ”Becky” Zorn is a Project Officer with the International Organization for Migration, and has also worked with USAID, UNICEF, and the United Nations Development Program.

Becky wants to reach out to Honors students to encourage you to pursue international opportunities—before she heads off to Laos for her new position!

Event sponsored by IVSP and Global Semester in Washington, DC (apply now for next year!)

Pitch Perfect Workshop: How to Slap the Competition and Make an Impression

When: Friday, March 27 from 12-1pm
Where: Academy Garage 3320 Symons Hall 

Searching for a job or intership can be ACA-AWKWARD... Learn How to craft a pitch focusing on your unique stories and traits in this one hour workshop open to all students. 

But wait... there's more! Attend a Pitch Perfect session to be eligible to pitch yourself in front of an audience of hiring startups at UnShelled: the Startup Career Fair on Friday, April, 10.

Project Hello Stranger UMD Meeting Wednesday

Greetings all!

Project Hello Stranger UMD is hosting its fourth general body meeting (GBM) of the spring 2015 semester this Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 6:00pm until 7:00pm in the Margaret Brent room (#2112A) located in the Stamp Student Union. 

Please Note that the room has changed from room 2112 B to room 2112 "A."

As always prepare for some exhilarating icebreakers.

Hope to see all of your beautiful faces there!

P.S. Please join and share the Facebook event here. 

Honors College Student Advisory Board (HCSAB) Seeks Creative & Talented Student Filmmaker

Attention Honors Students!

Do you like making movies? The Honors College Student Advisory Board (HCSAB) is seeking a creative and talented filmmaker to assist us with an important outreach project. We are looking to assist incoming freshman in selecting their Living Learning Program by creating short informational videos about each branch of the Honors College. These videos will be displayed on the Honors College website and advertised to incoming freshman classes. Videos will include footage taken from:      

  • Interviews with the directors of each LLP
  • Interviews with students on campus
  • Footage from classrooms and honors dorms/living spaces

Students from any major are welcome to participate. All we require is experience with filming and video editing software. Be sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity to collaborate with your Honors College and have your work publicized to a wide audience!

If you are interested, please contact: Carolina.lulli1@gmail.com