Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Engage in Creating Change - Join Beyond the Classroom

Do you want to make an impact for a better world?

Are you interested in acting on social issues important to you?

Do you want to gain practical skills through service projects
and internships?

Will you have 45 credits by the end of this semester?

If you answered yes, join Beyond the Classroom.

Beyond the Classroom is a living learning program that exposes you to the world's leading problems and engages you through service, activism, and research to address these challenges.

Learn more at: btc.umd.edu 
Application Deadlines:
with priority housing - February 8
with contingent housing - February 24
no housing available - May 5

Attention Departmental Honors students: Apply for the Honors College Research Grant Apps Due Feb. 26

The Honors Research Grant Program supports the research efforts of students in the departmental and college Honors programs. Students may apply for grants up to $500.00 for any legitimate purpose that would enhance their research efforts. For example, grant money could be used toward travel to conferences or special research collections or for the purchase of equipment unique to the students project not covered by a mentors grant. Generally, grant money is not awarded for the purchase of common laboratory equipment. A student may receive the award once.
For more information and the application, click here. Applications are due February 26.

ODK Applicatons Are Now Available - Applications Due Feb 10

Omicron Delta Kappa – one of the most prestigious national societies to recognize leadership – is now accepting applications for the Spring 2017 semester. Sigma Circle of ODK at College Park began in 1927 and, since then, has initiated over 4000 students, faculty, and honorary members. ODK tapped Senator Joe Tydings in 1950 when he was playing varsity lacrosse and US Congressman Steny Hoyer in 1962 when he was SGA Vice President. ODK has also initiated other proven leaders such as State Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, President Wallace Loh, Coach Brenda Frese, ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt, and honorary members President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond. The names of all of these outstanding leaders, along with many others, are engraved on the ODK Fountain on McKeldin Mall. ODK brings together junior, senior, and graduate students with our most outstanding faculty members, to recognize campus leaders and to encourage other students to achieve. We seek accomplished leaders in five areas of campus community life:


Omicron Delta Kappa requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.40 for juniors (60-89 credits), 3.49 for seniors (90 credits), and 3.86 for graduate students to be considered for membership.

ODK needs your help to identify talented and deserving leaders for consideration!

Applications are available ONLINE now! Students should visit www.odk.umd.edu to begin the application process. Applications must be received electronically no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, February 10, 2017.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Apply for the Gordon Prize - You Could Win $1000.00!

 All Honors College students in good standing are eligible to apply for this cybersecurity award. The award seeks creative and innovative essays that address the topic of “Managing Cybersecurity Resources” from any of a variety of perspectives. Share with the Committee your solutions to the problem(s) associated with managing cybersecurity. The submission deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017 at 4:30 pm. The award will be presented to the winner at the spring Honors College Citation Ceremony (Friday, April 21 at 4:30 pm). Find more information and the application here.

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship for Pell Grant Recipients


Are you thinking about studying abroad in summer 2017, fall 2017, or academic year 2017-18?  Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?

Learn about the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to $5,000 for study abroad students with financial need who receive Pell Grants.  In the last year and a half, nearly 50% of University of Maryland students that applied won Gilman Scholarships!

Get an early start and respond to gilman@umd.edu so you can learn about the Gilman Scholarship program, upcoming information sessions, and a Gilman Panel with returned UMD Gilman Scholars. We highly encourage you to start before the beginning of the semester so you can submit a strong

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors,
Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks -
Must have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and be receiving a Pell Grant.

Application Deadline: March 7, 2017

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers 1,700 scholarships of up to $5,000 to students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies world-wide. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. Programs must be at least 4 weeks in length.

The National Scholarships Office and
The Office of Student Financial Aid
University of Maryland, College Park

Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes focuses on promoting awareness & appreciation for the workers on college campuses who work hard and keep the university running behind-the-scenes but often go unrecognized and unappreciated. These unsung heroes include Janitors, Food & Service Workers, Construction Workers, Security Guards, etc. We have been interviewing these workers and sharing their personal stories in hopes of highlighting their portraits of humanity through photography and dialogue. We highlight the workers on social media – Humans of New York style. We want to be able to “make visible the Invisibles.” If interested in applying for a position in the UMD Chapter of Unsung Heroes (interview team, photography team, or fundraising team), please email unsungheroesofumd@gmail.com and complete our application here!

Nonprofit and Social Business Society

NSBS intends to provide a space for entrepreneurial students with a passion for social impact to enhance their understanding of the nonprofit and social business world and promote such students to found their own nonprofits and social businesses, in addition to providing the network and knowledge to land an internship or full-time position at an existing social impact organization. We organize biweekly speaker presentations from professionals in the field, a great opportunity for students to network with social impact organizations, as well as receive advice on their own entrepreneurial aspirations from experts. Additionally, we encourage participation in the Do Good Challenge as a medium through which students can achieve social change, connecting similar students interested in participating in the challenge and creating a collaborative, advisory environment for student projects. If interested, please email nsbs.umd@gmail.com and fill out our brief membership form here!

Arabic and Persian literature and art group - meets 1st & 3rd week of the month

Coffee and Literature
Join us in exploring a wide range of Middle Eastern and North African prose and poetry and its varied forms of art and practices of culture. In doing so, we hope to engage in a more authentic exploration of a region that has been very wrongly interpreted and represented. Together, we will deny the narrative set before us to make way for a plethora of narratives presented to us by the native people of the region.

No prior knowledge of the region or its literature is required. Readings and meeting times to be decided.
There will be coffee, tea, and snacks at every meeting., which will take place at the first and third week of every month. in the library of Queen Anne's, the building to the left of McKeldin Lib.


Deloitte Consulting Undergraduate Case Competition - Team Signups Due 2/8

Honors students:

Are you interested in learning more about Technology or Strategy & Operations Consulting?
Do you enjoy working in an interactive team to solve real-life business challenges?

If so, we invite you to participate the 2017 Deloitte Consulting Undergraduate Case Competition!

This is an opportunity for UMD undergraduate students to gain real world, hands-on consulting experience and meet Deloitte Consulting practitioners. We encourage undergraduate students of all majors (freshman and sophomores only, please) to sign up in teams of up to 4 students. All majors are welcome. If you have fewer than 4 team members, please email the recruiters and we will help you create a full team.

Applications are due by Wednesday, February 8th at 11:59PM EST. To participate, please submit an application online for your group at www.deloitte.com/us/undergradcasecomp. Please note, you will need to submit your teams’ resumes and a brief essay response to apply, so we recommend reviewing the “Apply Now” link in advance!

The competition begins with the University of Maryland Case Competition Kickoff on Friday, February 10th in the Frank Auditorium. At least 1 member of your team must be present. If selected, final presentations will take place on Friday, February 17th.

If successful in your school’s competition, your team will go to the National Undergraduate Case Competition at Deloitte University in Dallas, TX from Thursday, March 9th through Saturday, March 11th with all expenses covered!

If you have any questions please contact Emily Culbertson (eculbertson@Deloitte.com) or Alexandria Lovelace (alovelace@Deloitte.com).

Please remember to submit your applications by Wednesday, February 8th!

PhiDE Medical Fraternity Info Sessions and Rush!

Do you want to become a physician of integrity? Come and find out more about Phi Delta Epsilon
International Medical Fraternity, a values-based organization founded in 1904 under the guiding
principles of Philanthropy, Deity, and Equity. PhiDE is the University of Maryland's premiere medical
fraternity with a premedical chapter here on campus. We are a co-ed, professional, medical fraternity,
and there are over eighty active chapters around the country with 30,000 members worldwide in 7
different countries. Our members have an overall average of 92% acceptance rate into medical school.

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 Rush.

Information Sessions (in Tawes 0310)
- Wednesday, February 1st  at 7:30 PM
- Thursday, February 2nd at 7:30 PM

We are recruiting our Beta Class and have planned a full week of exciting events!

Rush Events (in Tawes 0310):
- Meet the Wizards: Wednesday, February 8th at 8-10 PM
- O.W.L.s Trivia: Thursday, February 9th at 8-10 PM
- Muggle Dating: Friday, February 10th at 6-8 PM

You must attend 2 out of the 3 events, as well as fill out an application (which will be posted soon) by
February 9th at 11:59PM EST to be considered for membership.

For more information, visit facebook.com/umdphide or email VP of Recruitment Mitchell Rock at

HPAO and LCSL Pre-Health Packet & Community Service Workshop - Feb . 13

Working on the HPAO pre-health packet? Applying to med school in the next few years? Come to the AMSA/LCSL HPAO Pre-Health Packet & Community Service Workshop to... 
-Learn about service opportunities and service in the health professions 
-Reflect on your experiences for med school apps 
-Discuss packet questions with students who have been through the process 

Where: STAMP Grand Ballroom Lounge 
When: Monday, February 13 at 7 pm

Friday, January 27, 2017

Internship: Herman and Associates

Herman and Associates: Washington-DC based (Friendship Heights) consulting firm specializing in energy and environmental regulations and legislation.   Intern responsible for monitoring state and federal fuel regulations and preparing national summary charts.  Responsible for doing legal/legislative research, calling state and federal agencies to obtain information.  Would be cross-checking information against legislative data bases such as Westlaw, etc.  Attention to detail required and excellent writing and oral communication skills.  Part-time internship (preferably for at least 20 hours per week).  To start as soon as student can!

Second position as personal assistant to president available.  Just want smart, energetic, self-starter!
To apply: send resume, SHORT writing sample (memorandum okay) to nbeyran@umd.edu.  State that you are interested in Herman and Associates.   Include phone number please!  College Credit available if student wishes. 

Excellent for smart self-starters interested in law careers, political careers, consulting on energy, etc. Including younger students!  We have had former students work here and they report a hands-on experience, with meaningful work.  Students who have worked at Herman and Associates have also gained admission to law school handily.  The president's husband was a noted pioneer and activist for automobile safety. 

Fiction Writing Scholarship! The Sebastian Herbstein Memorial Scholarship in Fiction Writing - Deadline March 3

Attention creative writers! Are you a passionate fiction writer with a flair for storytelling? If so, submit your application TODAY! 

The Sebastian Herbstein Memorial Scholarship in Fiction Writing is a memorial scholarship that honors the memory of SebastianHerbstein, a talented writer, dedicated scholar and son of UMD professor, Judith Freidenberg, which provides two prizes, $600 for first prize and $300 for second prize, for works of short fiction of 5,000 words or less. All full-time UMD undergrads are eligible to apply.

For complete award criteria, instructions, and an online application, please visit http://ter.ps/sebastian. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Kilberg, BSOS Alumni and Donor Relations at 301.405.2998 orjkilberg@umd.edu.

Attention University Honors students! Are you looking for a great leadership opportunity? Apply to the University Honors Student Advisory Board!

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 administration on curricular and co-curricular matters, and sponsors community building events for University Honors students.

Interested in being a part of the UHSAB and want to hear more about it? Consider attending one of our information sessions! Dates will be announced within the next week!

Find out more information about the board at www.go.umd.edu/uhsab

The Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC)

The Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC) is seeking applicants for its 2017 cohort. MTC is a two-year program that trains non-education majors to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi while working on a master's degree at the University of Mississippi. Each year, MTC accepts between 25-35 candidates.  Due to the size of the program, MTC can offer individualized support as participants move through each stage of the training and coursework. 

Benefits include:
  • Placement in a school with full salary and benefits
  • Full scholarship for graduate school (tuition and books)
  • Unparalleled support
  • A MacBook computer
  • Summer living stipend
  • Bonus pay for teaching a third year in Mississippi
For more information or to apply, visit http://mtc.olemiss.edu/. We review applications as they are submitted. Applications are due by May 01, 2017.

Volunteer with SEAS to teach science to kids afterschool! Meeting 2/8

Love teaching, working with kids, or exploring the sciences? Then SEAS - Science Enrichment After School - is the group for you! We are a student-led organization at UMD dedicated to spreading enthusiasm and a love for the sciences to local elementary school kids in PG County. We are currently looking for more UMD students to teach this semester! 

Our group visits Adelphi Elementary School's aftercare program every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30PM - 4:00PM to teach fun, interactive, and creative
lesson plans designed to inspire young students in the sciences. Adelphi ES is only 10 minutes from campus and accessible by the 108 UM shuttle. If you have class during the times we visit Adelphi ES, you can still contribute by designing fun science lesson plans for the kids! Additionally, you do not have to volunteer on both Tuesdays and Thursdays.

E-mail us at seas.umd@gmail.com if you're interested in joining. You can find more information on our website: http://umdseas.wixsite.com/seas and at our first GBM 

Previously, it was announced that the SEAS GBM #1 would be in Jimenez 2123. The NEW meeting location is still in Jimenez, but now in room 3122. We hope to see you there on Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30pm!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Apply to be a CMNS Recruitment Ambassador! Due 2/7

We are looking for students from all CMNS majors who have an interest in helping prospective students learn more about why UMD is THE place to study computer, mathematical, and natural sciences! We especially need computer science, physics, mathematics, chemistry, and biochemistry majors. CMNS recruitment ambassadors assist with student panels and CMNS information tables at admissions open houses, meet individually with prospective students, and act as class visit or lunch hosts for prospective/admitted freshmen. Typical time commitment is less than one hour a week. Pick up an application outside of 1318A Symons Hall, and be sure to return it on or before 2/7/17. Students who return their applications by February 1st will receive best consideration.

RUSH ∆EM: Professional Co-Ed Pre-Health Fraternity!

Are you pre-health (public health, nursing, medicine, veterinary, psychology, PA, PT, dentistry, hearing & speech sciences, and more!) and want to get involved on campus? Then come out and rush Delta Epsilon Mu!  DEM is an organization that strives to foster education, community service, and support though all of its events and activities. Beyond this, DEM offers lifelong friendships that will make your time here at Maryland a truly amazing experience. We look forward to meeting you throughout the week and showing you why DEM means so much to its members.
-Monday, 2/6: Information Night @ Charles Carroll Room, STAMP; 8-11pm
-Tuesday,2/7: Philanthropy Night @ Armory, Room 0126; 7-10pm

-Wednesday,2/8: Game Night @ Jimenez Building, Room 1103; 7-9pm
-Thursday & Friday: *By invitation only

***You must attend at least 2 of the 3 events (M-W) to be considered for Thursday’s event and an interview!***

Visit ter.ps/rushDEM2017 for more information, and email Kate Fisher at dem.publicrelations1@gmail.com with any questions or concerns!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

It takes YOU to Tango! - Starting Jan. 30

It takes YOU to Tango!

Love dancing and meeting new people? Join the Argentine Tango Club for free Argentine Tango lessons! No partner or experience required! Lessons are every Monday, starting January 30th at 7 pm. They will be in the Atrium of the Stamp Student Union. Just bring a pair of leather soled shoes or a pair of socks.

Questions? Please send them to tango.at.maryland@gmail.com