Monday, September 30, 2019

Pop-Up event: Monday Sept. 30 6:00 p.m.: Dir. of Comm. for Presid. of Finland: on disinformation


Where and When: Monday Sept. 30, 6-8 p.m., in FED/GLOBAL Suite, 2407 Marie Mount Hall.  (Heartfelt apologies for the date, which coincides with Rosh Hashanah.)   

SPEAKER: Jouni Mölsä, the new Director of Communications for the President of the Republic of Finland.  (stopping by after UN meetings to speak to our fabulous UMD students!)

THEME: Big Challenges in an Age of Disinformation.  Topics include the weaponizing of information, how it is done, a battle of ideologies, fake news, where nations are on this issue. etc.  Bring your own concerns!  Time for discussion is built in!

Here is his bio:
President of the Republic of Finland has appointed Jouni Mölsä, Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration, as his Director of Communications.

HIs former position was as Director of Communications at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and Mölsä was very recently on assignment at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union in Brussels. He has previously worked as a Press Counsellor at the Finnish Embassy in London, political reporter for the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper and radio producer at BBC World Service in London. He was selected as the Communication Professional of the Year in 2016 by ProCom, the Finnish Association of Communication Professionals.

Mölsä took up the post of Director of Communications and Cabinet member on 1 September 2019.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Honors College Research Grant

Attention Departmental/College Honors students:
Apply for the Honors College Research Grant
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 by Tuesday, October 1. Recipients will be recognized at the Honors College fall Citation Ceremony on Friday, November 1 at 4:30 in the Memorial Chapel.

Terps After Dar Events for Fri 9/27 & Sat 9/28

You can check out this week's calendar for more events on our website:

Friday, September 27th
  • SEE Cinema Series: The Dead Don't Die - 8pm-10pm (Stamp Student Union - Hoff Theater)
  • Cosmic Bowling - 8pm-1am (Stamp Student Union - Terp Zone)
  • Craft Night Series in the Student Involvement Suite: Create a Picture Frame - 9pm-11pm (Stamp Student Union - Student Involvement Suite)
    • Craft Night Series Pt. 5 - Come out to our last craft night event and create a picture frame to help capture the moments you will create at Maryland!
Saturday, September 28th
  • Cosmic Bowling - 8pm-1am (Stamp Student Union - Terp Zone)
  • TERPalooza - 9pm-12am (Eppley Recreation Center)
    • Join the TERPS AFTER DARK Committee for our annual finale carnival!
    • Activities include: Stuff-A-Terp, FREE MONEY Game Show, Inflatables, Food, Games, and More!
    • Doors will close at 11pm.
    • Non-UMD guests will be required to pay the ERC guest fee.
    • Pre-sign your waiver outside of the Stamp at the TAD table from 12pm-5pm on Thursday, September 26th
  • SEE Cinema Series: Rocky Horror Picture Show - 10pm-12am (Stamp Student Union - Hoff Theater)

CIA Careers Information Session - Monday Sep. 30th, 12pm

Dear Honors Students,

We are excited to announce that we'll be hosting CIA Career Information Session in Marie Mount 2407 next week.  The session will be conducted by an experienced CIA Recruiter!
Event: CIA Career Information Session
Date: Monday, September 30th, 2019
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm (including Q&A)
Location: Federal and Global Fellows Office, 2407 Marie Mount Hall
Featuring CIA Recruiter!
The presenter will be sharing tips about characteristics they seek, the application process, and what it is like to work for the Agency. Get an insider view!  

Please RSVP here  (Snacks will be provided).
Audience: All years, ALL majors, are welcome!  And if you are a sophomore, this is a great time to think about the process of applying to the CIA (and possible fellowships along the way)!

Session hosted by the UMD Federal and Global Fellows Programs (for sophomores, juniors and seniors):  (Apply in March for the following year)

The CIA is the premier agency responsible for providing global intelligence on the ever-changing political, social, economic, technological and military environment. They preempt threats and further US national security objectives by collecting intelligence that matters, producing objective all-source analysis, conducting effective covert  operations, and safeguarding the secrets that help keep our Nation safe. The agency hires individuals from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds to serve in roles both in the US and overseas.
Please note that only US Citizens are eligible to pursue employment in the intelligence community.

Warm regards,

Federal and Global Fellows Team 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Apply Now to the Leadership Studies Program!

The Leadership Studies Program is a transdisciplinary academic program offering both minor and certificate options open to any undergraduate student at UMD regardless of major or home college/school. Our program promotes undergraduate student leadership development by educating students for and about leadership in a complex world. We aim to prepare students to effectively engage in leadership in both formal and informal ways within campus, local, national, and global contexts. We invite any undergraduate student who has taken HESI 217 "Introduction to Student Leadership" or is currently enrolled in the course to apply to our program and continue their work toward a minor or certificate in Leadership Studies. Haven’t taken HESI 217 yet? It’s offered every fall, spring, and summer and is a designated Scholarship in Practice course. We hope you’ll enroll! More information about the program and applications can be found on our website at You can also head straight to the application page

Applications for this semester are due Sunday, October 13th by 11:59pm. Feel free to contact us at with any questions. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Critical Language Scholarships for Summer 2020 - Info 9/24-10/3

Want to study one of these critical languages during summer 2020 – all expenses paid?


Want to study language in one of these countries during summer 2020 – all expenses paid?


To learn more about the US State Department Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) summer 2020 programs and about preparing a strong application by the November 19 deadline, attend an information session. Please RSVP to as space is limited. Note the different locations.

Tuesday, September 24, 1:30 – 2:00 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, September 24, 3:00 – 3:30 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall  
Wednesday, September 25, 4:00 - 4:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall 
Thursday, September 26, 12:00 - 12:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Monday, September 30, 12:00 - 12:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall   
Wednesday, October 2,  12:00 - 12:30 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 3, 4:00 - 4:30 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall 
To be enrolled in our CLS Resource site on ELMS, include your email address or your UID in your reply or RSVP.

Application Deadline: November 19

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: Applicants must be: US Citizens; currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students. A
 GPA of 3.2 or higher recommended; all majors are eligible.
PLEASE NOTE: CLS programs in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Russian require one or two years of previous study of these languages – for details see:

For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website

Monday, September 23, 2019

Real Estate Club meetings 9/26 & 10/1

Real Estate Club's upcoming meeting information:

September 26th in VMH 1336 at 7:00pm: 
REC x IEFS - Why Real Estate? Learn about different careers in the real estate industry from a guest speaker from Pacific Western Bank. 

October 1st at 7pm VMH 1524:
October 1st: REC x AMA - How to Network. Learn how to network through LinkedIn and how to set up and succeed during informational interviews.

FREE MOVIE SCREENING of "Black, White & Blue" Wednesday, September 25, at 7 PM

This Wednesday, September 25, 2019,  
at 7 PM the Nyumburu Cultural Center will be hosting a free screening of Black, White & Blue.
 Beginning with exclusive Baltimore riot footage, ‘Black, White & Blue’ tells the story of police brutality, race, and racial politics within the United States. Incorporating diverse perspectives from an assorted group of: authors, attorneys, historians, politically active pop cultural icons, and politicians, a more complete image of the trails and tribulations of African Americans emerges.
This event will be at 7 PM in the Nyumburu Cultural Center on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. 

This event is free to the public. 

For more information email nyumbz (at)  or call 301-314-7760. 

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Graduating SRs: Job Position at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

We are hiring for positions that begin in January 2020 and July 2020, and Class of 2020, 2019, and 2018 graduates are eligible to apply. We will be attending the UMD Career Fair Thursday, September 19, and encourage interested students to come see us to learn more.

This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director's Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director's Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the Bureau does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants.
All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.
We are recruiting for positions that begin after the 2019-2020 academic year.

Previous Director's Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to:

* Grad school (e.g., Yale, MIT, Columbia, Harvard) * Private industry (e.g., Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo, PayPal) * Public sector (e.g., Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government)


We are currently accepting resumes through our posting on UMD's career center website. However, to officially apply, students will need to do so at during our live application window on USAJobs. The first window will be in late October 2019, and the second window will be in early spring 2020. Students who send an email demonstrating interest will be notified when the application becomes available.

Please encourage interested students to send an email to If they have additional questions about the position or the application process, they can also reach out to me at

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Visit Panama and Earn 3 GenEd Credits! Spring Break 2020 Study Abroad Trip

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1) Great Educational Experience
If you love the idea of learning about different cultures, meeting new people, earning credit, and traveling, then the Spring Break 2020 Panama Global Immersion Program is the course for you!. The March 2020 Spring Break Term class fulfills THREE General Education requirements: I-series; Diversity; Scholarship in Practice.

Panama serves as the crossroads of trade for the Americas. Panama is the perfect location to address the i-series question "What are the new realities of international business given the changing global economic environment?".  The centerpiece of this course is a global experience in Panama to evaluate the challenges and opportunities that globalization has brought to the country. The course provides a cross-disciplinary examination of the present and future impact of globalization on Panama with a focus on its political, economic, technological, social, cultural and environmental dimensions. 

Home to one of the most strategic waterways in the world, Panama plays a significant role in global trade and the world's logistics infrastructure.  From Panama City to Lake Gatun, to Colon, students will identify and understand contemporary issues that impact the global economic environment. The strategic location of Panama as a bridge between two oceans and the meeting of two continents has made the country a maritime and air transport hub as well as an international trading, banking, and services center. 
Over the past decade, Panama has been one of the fastest growing economies worldwide. Panama is politically stable and a free economy, making it an attractive marketplace. The growth is likely to remain one of the highest in Latin America. Panama’s favorable economic development has been triggered by the fact that it is the fastest growing tourism market in South America and the second largest banking sector in the world. The expansion of the Panama Canal and its major Colon Free Trade Zone are significant factors in Panama’s success. Panama has also made notable progress in reducing poverty in recent years. Panama is well positioned to continue making progress on ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity as a result of growth prospects and the Government’s renewed attention to inclusion. Panama presents an excellent economic development case study to examine international commerce and evaluate the impact of global trade and climate change
2) Value for the Money

This part of the world is definitely easy on your personal budget. Generally speaking, your money goes a lot further in South America compared to Europe or Oceana. The program fee is estimated at $2,200. plus airfare of $575. This makes the course one of the cheapest overall education abroad offerings for Spring Break 2020! The program fee includes UM tuition, Education Abroad fees, hotel accommodations, fees for all academic site visits, field trips, and other program-sponsored excursions, transportation to all visits, one or two meals per day (lunches or dinner), and course reading materials.

3)  Culture

Panama has a strong ecotourism industry, offering a wide range of cultural experiences, eco-friendly accommodations, adventure opportunities, and community-based tours. Enjoy local flavors, such as the famous Sancocho -a chicken stew that is considered the country's national dish. Those with a more adventurous palate can try their tongues at Ropa Vieja (translating to Dirty Clothes), a dish that has been deemed much more delicious than the name implies. Interact with locals in both the rural and urban areas of Panama, picking up bits of the language and culture along the way. Explore coffee and chocolate farms, which are a staple of the country due to the high elevation and rich volcanic soil. Gain insight into the lives of the local Emberra Indians; a Native American group in Panama that is known for its ingenuity and resourcefulness in the local jungles. 

4) Enjoyment and Adventure

Along with a great learning experience, you will have fun in a sunny and warm climate with plenty of wonderful attractions and great nightlife. The diverse landscapes, including tropical rain forests and active volcanoes, provide unique wildlife encounters and great opportunities for learning about and experiencing ecotourism. Some particularly interesting experiences include: 

-Volcan Baru: The tallest active stratovolcano in Panama. Although rare, on certain days it is possible to see both shorelines of Panama from the peak.
-Rainforest Hike: Panama City is one of the few cities in the world to have a jungle within its center. Trek through the wilderness to see the local plant and animal life. 
-Casco Viejo: Venture through the streets of historic Panama City, admiring the architecture and listening to local musicians.
-Panama City Fish Market: Home to some of the tastiest cuisine in Panama, the Fish Market is sure to offer great food options - especially those with a soft spot for ceviche; one of the region's most popular dishes.
-Snorkeling and Scuba: Regardless of whether you choose to adventure into waters or look on from the boat, there is no doubt you will see both breathtaking sights and colorful marine life that are characteristic of Panama.

5) Friendship and Professional Connections

International travel is known for bringing groups together, and is often described by students as "one of the best parts of any study abroad program." The Panama Global Immersion program is a notably strong networking experience, as students will be traveling in a smaller group in a particularly foreign environment. Upon completion of the trip, students will share exciting and enjoyable memories of their interactions with the people, language, and culture of Panama. Further, the program will provide opportunities to visit local businesses, which will allow for students to better understand what it means to work in Panama. It is not unheard of for students to reach out to contacts made on study abroad trips and return to the country for employment or business ventures. Perhaps your professional future has a connection with Panama!


If you are interested please contact Dr. Mark Wellman @

Environmental Organizing Fellowship Opportunity

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on 
the biggest environmental challenges of our day.

Our year-long program puts you in an intensive classroom training with people like Bill McKibben and other guest speakers. Then, you move to hands-on experience working with groups like Oceana, Audubon Society, The Wilderness Society and Mighty Earth to fight climate change, protect public lands and reform our food system. And when you graduate we will help you find a career with one for the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

The planet needs all the help it can, especially now with so many protections under attack. To win now and build a strong foundation for lasting progress, we need people who know how to organize: to run 
organizations and campaigns that will inspire the support and action we need to save our planet.

We’re accepting the top 25 out of more than 1000 applicants for our 2020-2021 program. If you’re passionate about the environment and ready to learn and practice the craft of organizing, Click Here to apply! 

Green Corps year long program begins in August 2020 with Introductory Classroom Training, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

Email Renee Wellman  at or call 317-999-5213 with any questions.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Join the the Summer 2020 Orientation Staff!

The 2020 Orientatation Staff Application is officially LIVE! We hope you will ENVISION YOURSELF on the 2020 Orientation Staff and apply today! There are two different types of positions that you can choose to apply for: Orientation Advisor (OA) or Program Registrar (PR). To put these positions in perspective, your OA's were the ones that you spent your orientation day with, and you probably spoke with a PR if you called to sign up or ask questions about orientation!

If you are interested, we will be hosting information sessions to help you learn more about these positions on the following days:
  • Sept 18 @ 4:30 pm- Info Session (1102 Cole Student Activities Building)
  • Sept 23 @ 6:00pm - Info Session (1205 Cambridge Community Center)
  • Oct 7 @ 11:30 am - Info Session (1102 Cole Student Activities Building)
  • Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm- Info Session (1102 Cole Activities Building)
  • Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm - Info Session (1224 Edward St. John Building )
  • Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm - Info Session (1102 Cole Student Activities Building)
  • Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm - Info Session  (1224 Edward St. John Building)

Applications are open now at, and are due by October 23rd at 11:59 PM.

If you have questions, please email

The Orientation Advisor (OA) position provides a current undergraduate student the opportunity to support new first-year students, transfer students, and their families in their transition to the University of Maryland.  OAs are responsible for assisting students with academic advising, providing information about campus resources and services, educating students about campus policies and procedures, and helping new students acclimate to the university environment.  In addition, an OA serves as a representative of the Orientation Office and the University of Maryland.  

The Program Registrar (PR) position assists in the registration of new students and their families for orientation programs, answering phone calls and questions about the orientation program and campus, and assisting in preparing for all orientation programs.  PRs are also required to disseminate current information about the campus and assist in the daily administrative operations of the Orientation Office.  This position incorporates working in cooperation with the professional staff and the other student staff members in the Orientation Office.  In addition, this position serves as an initial point of contact for new students and their families. 

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Join the University Student Judiciary!

With the start of the new semester, the University Student Judiciary has begun its yearly selections cycle and is aiming to recruit new applicants. The University Student Judiciary is a student organization dedicated to promoting character, ethics, and integrity on campus by educating students about the importance of honest conduct and adjudicating student misconduct cases. We are particularly interested in recruiting students that embody our values of character, ethics, and integrity. Our online application closes on October 13 at 11:59 pm and it can be found at

Please do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions about our organization or selection process.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Sign up today for Alternative Breaks (AB)

Learn, Serve, Reflect & Act this year with Alternative Breaks!

Sign up today for Alternative Breaks (AB) 

Alternative Breaks teams engage in critical reflection, education and service before, during and after immersion trips working with communities across the globe. As a participant, you'll develop lasting relationships, critical thinking and leadership skills, and a passion to create a socially just world. 

We are accepting applications for Alternative Breaks on a rolling bases

For more information on open experiences, check out our website: