Monday, March 26, 2012

Minor in JSPM

The Joint Program in Survey Methodology is happy to announce that undergraduates can now obtain a minor in Survey Methodology.  Knowledge of survey methods is useful in many fields and will provide students with some additional skills when they enter the job market.  A brochure describing the program is attached.

The minor requires 16-18 credits:
- 2 statistics and research methods courses ( 6 to 8 credits)
- 1 core course in survey methodology (3 credits)
- 2 additional courses in survey methodology (6 credits)
- Introduction to the Federal Statistical System and to the Survey Research Profession (1 credit seminar)

The minor is designed to be completed during the junior and senior years, but students could apply for admission to the minor as early as the fall of their sophomore year.  An application for the minor is at

If you have any questions, please contact me. One of our faculty members would be happy to make a presentation to your department about JPSM and survey methodology, in general.

Cybersecurity Career Expo and Federal Job Search Events

Throughout March and April, Career Services is offering a number of events for job seekers.

2012 Cybersecurity Career Expo and Virtual Job Fair

Register now to attend the 2012 Cybersecurity Career Expo, where employers will be looking to hire information technology and cybersecurity majors for jobs and internships.

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 3-7 p.m.
UMUC Inn and Conference Center Ballroom
3501 University Boulevard East
Adelphi, Maryland

Special Quest Lecture - The John Smith Serial Murder Case

CCJS 320: Introduction to Criminalistics
Presented by: FBI Special Agent Robert “Bob” Hilland

Special Agent Hilland’s presentation concerns the nearly 40 year investigation of serial killer John Smith.  Smith eluded law enforcement for 26 years before his arrest in 2000. The presentation will discuss the FBI's efforts in pursuing and ultimately apprehending Smith.  The case has been featured on 20/20, Cold Case Files, The New Detectives, Forensic Files and On the Case with Paula Zahn. Special Agent Hilland will present this case in a way that makes the audience feel as if they are part of the investigation.  CCJS 320 instructor, Tom Mauriello, invites any CCJS major, faculty or staff member, who might be interested to attend this special lecture.

When:  Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM — 8:45 PM
Where: Marie Mount Hall Room 1400

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

"Smart Decisions On The Rocks"

The Student Government Association (SGA) is partnering with the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety to encourage students to make smart decisions when choosing to consume alcohol.  Activities will all involve drunk goggles and include basketball shots, tennis ball tosses, and more!  Stop by in between classes or during lunch!

When: March 13th and 14th, 11am - 2pm
Where: Hornbake Plaza

For more information, contact: