Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Interested in Public Service? Want a $3000 Scholarship?

Help a Kid in Need! Donate to School Supplies Drive!

The W.E.B Du Bois National Honor Society is hosting a school supplies drive from November 6th- December 6th, 2016 for the Prince George’s County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). CASA trains and supervises volunteers from the community who advocate for the best interest of foster children, recognizing and respecting each child’s individual needs. Please support foster children’s educational needs by donation school supplies and books for grades 3rd-12th. A donation box will be located in the Honors College in Anne Arundel Hall, Nyumburu Cultural Center, and MICA. 

For more information about Prince George’s Count CASA, visit their website

Learning Assistance Center Finals Workshops

Apply to Be An HONR 100 Section Leader by Dec. 11

HONR100 Section Leader applications accepted on rolling basis (apply & interview early!) - final due date to apply is Sunday Dec. 11, 2106 - apply individually or as part of a team - short application (5-10 minute completion time)

University Honors is looking for talented students to teach HONR100 in fall 2017. HONR100 is a 1-credit course for new Honors students and assists them in transitioning to the university.

Section Leaders are responsible for teaching and mentoring approximately 15 new University Honors students through their first semester. The Section Leader creates lesson plans, facilitates weekly discussions, grades assignments and maintains class records.

Students selected for the Section Leader program receive 3 credits for teaching HONR100. Section Leaders earn 1-credit for successfully completing a training course in spring 2017 and then, 2 credits for teaching in fall 2017. Combined these credits will count toward the UH Citation. There are 2 options for the spring Section Leader training course and student must enroll in either the Wednesday or Thursday class:

  • Wednesday from 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. OR
  • Thursday from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA to be selected for the Section Leader Program.

Interested students should complete the google application by Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 or earlier in order to be considered for an interview. The form is short and should take only a few minutes to complete. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and you can schedule your interview as soon as you complete the application.   

On the google form, you will be asked to briefly describe your interest in being an HONR100 Section Leader.

If you have questions or to schedule your interview, please contact Liza Lebrun at 301-405-3049 or

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Special Relay for Life $5 registration TODAY ONLY

In honor of Giving Tuesday, registration for UMD's annual Relay for Life is ONLY $5. Relay for Life is a 12-hour walkathon in the Spring where we encourage everyone to come out to support and honor those who have been affected by cancer. Register now at this discounted cost and invite your friends! All of the money raised for Relay for Life goes directly to the American Cancer Society to support cancer victims and survivors. 

2017 Maryland Summer Scholars Program - *NEW* Information Sessions 11/30, 12/1, 12/2

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project.  

For the summer of 2017, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 25 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires extended travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]

Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars proje
cts gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.

Who can apply: You are eligible to apply if you will have completed at least two full semesters (and 30 credits) by the end of Spring semester 2017, if you have a GPA of at least 3.4 at the time of application, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in Fall 2017. All academic majors are eligible.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2017 awards will be midnight on Tuesday, February 8, 2017. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.
The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous 30-minute information sessions about the summer 2017 MSS program. Please note: All information sessions will be held in room 1201 Marie Mount Hall.
Maryland Summer Scholars Information Sessions: 
Wednesday, November 30 at 2:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, December 1 at 11:30 am - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, December 2 at 2:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at:

The Maryland Summer Scholars Progr
am has been sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the UMD Division of Research, UMD Schools and Colleges, and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research.

Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity Info Session 11/30, 12/1

Learn all about Phi Delta Epsilon here at the University of Maryland before our Spring 2017 Rush! We invite all premed students to attend out Spring Rush information sessions! 

PhiDE is a co-ed, professional, medical fraternity with a premedical chapter here at the University of Maryland.
There are over eighty active chapters across the country with over 30,000 members worldwide in 7 different countries. Our members have an overall average of 92% acceptance rate into medical school. If you are passionate about medicine and want to become a part of our family, then come out to our information sessions.

All potential new members are highly encouraged to attend at least one information session in order to be considered a strong applicant during our Spring 2017 Rush.

Information Sessions:
-Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 7:30-8:00PM in Tawes Hall 0320
-Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 7:30-8:00PM in Tawes Hall 0320

For more information about PhiDE, visit
With any questions, email

UMD Pre-Med Society GBM TODAY

UMD Pre-Med Society will be having its 6th GBM TODAY (11/29) in ASY 2309 at 6:30PM. At this GBM, accepted medical students will provide advice and reflect on their college experiences. Please join us in our second to last GBM of the semester to get tips from students who have done it before! Hope to see you there!

This is a friendly reminder that in order to be an active member, students must attend at least 3 GBMs by the end of the semester. Other active member requirements are to have 8 hours of community service and attending a social event. In order for members to be eligible to run for a board position, they must meet the active member requirements BEFORE the last GBM. Also, more information will be posted soon about the external community service form to submit outside community service hours. 

UMD Pre-Medical Society Executive Board

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Become a Spring 2017 America Reads*America Counts*Partners in Print Mentor!

Why should you join AR*AC*PNP?

  • To have a positive impact on wonderful children who want to learn from you! 
  • To learn some important resume-building skills like communication, teaching, and time management!
  • To meet some great UMD students across all majors and years!
AR*AC*PNP offers great opportunities to develop your leadership capacity and skills, as well as build bonds with passionate and hard-working UMD students!
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 30, 2017 at 5pm. Interviews will be conducted prior to the end of the Fall 2016 semester and again in February 2017.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

ATO Holiday Drive For Homeless - Dec. 12-14

The ATO Holiday Drive is an initiative from the brothers of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity to generate donations for homeless men and women in our local communities.  Working with Bethesda Cares, a community outreach program dedicated to "preventing, easing, and ultimately eliminating homelessness," the brothers of Alpha Tau Omega ask for your help through donations in this upcoming holiday season.  

The ATO Holiday Drive will run from December 12-14th. On those three days we will be collecting donations outside of Stamp and Target Express from 12:00-3:00.  However, we will be accepting donations at our chapter house (4611 College Ave.) from now until then. Donation items may include non-perishable food items, clothing, toys, and toiletries. Each greek organization that contributes in donating before December 1st will be featured on our holiday drive banner, but we encourage all students and campus organizations to get involved!

Blood Drive - 11/28

On Monday, November 28th, in the Prince George's room at Stamp, Red Cross Club and the PHA are joining forces to provide a UMD Campus blood drive from 10:00am to 3:30pm. Help us save lives by donating blood! To sign-up/RSVP for a certain time slot in advance, donors have to go to and use sponsor code "UMD College Park". Information about donation criteria is also found at the link. Walk-ins are welcome!

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Maryland Internship Program has extended the application deadline to November 30th, 2016.

MIP places highly-qualified UMD undergraduate students in internships throughout Maryland state government. These internships provide unique internship experiences for motivated and talented students to work within state government. In addition to exposing interns to the governmental process, the program provides Maryland government leaders with research and other professional staff assistance. For students interested in working at the state legislature while it is in session, fill out this application and Christian Hosam will contact you to fill out another form required by the legislature. If you are accepted, you will be placed with an internship by Jane Hudiburg, the State Legislature Internship Coordinator. See link below for application form; send form and application materials to by November 30th, 2016. 

Click HERE for the application.

The SGA is pleased to announce a brand new DOTS bus route from campus to Annapolis THIS spring!

The bus will begin pick up at Stamp at 7:45am, leave campus at 8am, and arrive at Lawyers Mall by the State House in Annapolis by 9am, and pick students up again at 5:15pm. The bus will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 10th-April 6th, during session.

If you have any questions, please contact Fasika Delessa, VP of Academic Affairs of SGA at

Taking the LSAT in February?: Register for a free Kaplan diagnostic test on December 3rd!

BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council is partnering with Kaplan to provide a free, in- person LSAT practice test on Saturday, December 3rd, 10:00 AM-2:00PM in 0117 Tydings Hall. Registration link (Space is limited! - Learn what to expect and how you'd score on the exam with a detailed score report. Kaplan's "What’s Next" law school quiz will assess your place in the journey and give you access to free LSAT / law school tools and information that can help you become more prepared. - Contact with questions..

Jesuit Refugee Service Guest Speaker and Q&A Session - 11/29

Catholic Relief Services (CRS Terps) will host a presentation and Q&A session with Jesuit Refugee Service’s Giulia McPherson, director of advocacy and operations, to discuss the organization’s mission and how we can better stand in solidarity with refugees and displaced persons worldwide. The event will take place in the Catholic Student Center (across from Commons 7 and Mowatt Garage) on Tuesday, November 29 at 7 pm. RSVP to the event on Facebook. We welcome and encourage individuals of all faiths and backgrounds to attend!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Volunteers Needed for the Washington DC Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament!

Date: Saturday, December 3rd at National Cathedral School in DC

What is the MSO tournament?
Middle and high school students participate and compete in more than 30 different science events (e.g. engineering, chemistry, astronomy, robotics, etc.). We need lots of volunteers to help pull off the event and make this a fun day for all the kids!

Who can help?
Anyone!  Your major or experience do not matter. We need a variety of volunteers for running events, registration, directions, exam scorers, award ceremony helpers, etc.

What is involved?
You can pick which events to volunteer at, and you can choose the hours you’re available! Volunteers can help set up, supervise, or score the events. Logistics volunteers can assist with helping lost teams, check-in/registration table, and many more options. Food will be provided and it’s a great opportunity to gather community service hours and a meaningful experience for your resume.

Transportation costs can be reimbursed. Please contact with any questions and to sign up!

Help the MD Equestrian Club

The Maryland Equestrian Club is trying to add a beginner-safe horse to the campus herd. Usually all horses are received through donations, but, beginner horses are extremely hard to come by for free. MEC would like to raise $7,500 in order to buy this much-needed horse and to give more students the opportunity to ride and to help add more space in equine science labs. Please consider donating to our cause and give so many people that chance to enrich their college experience here at UMD. Every little bit helps!
Click on this link to watch our video and donate:

Research/Proposal Writing Workshop with UMD Writing Guru

Writing Workshop--tailored for talented, innovative students!
Just in time for final papers!!
Honors Students Most Welcome!

PERFECT for learning how to write blockbuster research papers, organize and plan research, write proposals, etc.!!  A GREAT life skills workshop too!

Time: Friday, November 18
TIME: 2 p.m. to 3:00 (you may come late but enter quietly!)
Where: 2407 Marie Mount Hall--afternoon treats provided!!

RSVP to Lori Praniewiz ( ASAP if you wish to attend the workshop!!   

Workshop leader: 
Dr. Cindy Stevens, Amazing UMD Associate Professor of Business and a Writing and Leadership Guru (she's given research/leadership workshops internationally!).
She is also on the IVSP Faculty Board!

(Sponsored by Individual Studies, IVSP, where talented students create their own majors!)