Monday, December 22, 2014

CCJS Advising Closed for Winter Break

File:505px Closed Sign.jpgCCJS Advising will be closed for winter break Tuesday, December 23, 2014 through Friday, January 02, 2015.  CCJS Advising will open Monday, January 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM.  Have a safe and wonderful winter break!  

December Grads - Complete the Graduation Survey!

December Grads- Congrats! We want to hear about your post-graduation plans!
Click the link below to share what your post-graduation plans include. The collected information is used to demonstrate the success of our graduates to your college Dean, future students, prospective employers, and the public at large, so your response is very important! The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete. Please note that information provided in individual responses will be kept confidential. Survey results will be reported in aggregate.

When you access the survey you will be prompted to login with your Directory ID and password. Only those students reported as graduating in August/December 2014 will be able to access the survey - if you are unable to access and graduated in August/December 2014 please contact Adrianne Bradford at ASAP to receive access.

To start the Graduation/First Destination Survey - CLICK HERE.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Looking For A 1 Credit Winter Course?

Looking to enroll in a one credit course this winter semester?  Consider EDHI 338A: Race/Ethnicity!

This intergroup dialogue examines issues that exist across racial and ethnic differences and explores how marginalization, privilege, and prejudice related to race, ethnicity, skin color, etc. impacts interpersonal, structural, and systemic aspects of society. People of all racial, biracial, and multiracial identities are welcome.

Dates: January 15, 20, 21, 22, 2015
Times: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

To Register: Click "WEIDP Registration"

Thursday, December 11, 2014

FREE Math Tutoring on Sunday

Need help preparing for you math final? Come by Memorial Chapel anytime from 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM on Sunday for FREE tutoring. Food and drink will also be provided so PLEASE RSVP (even if it is last minute) so that enough food and enough space are available. 
To RSVP  contact Jess Senasack by phone or text at (410) 627-1096. And be sure to bring your notes and your textbook!!

When: Sunday, December 14, 2014 
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Memorial Chapel - Chapel Lounge (enter through the side and it is the room on the right)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Sebastian Herbstein Memorial Scholarship in Fiction Writing

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 Sebastian Herbstein, 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 Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 .

Questions? Contact Jennifer Kilberg, BSOS Alumni and Donor Relations at (301) 405-2998 or  

Monday, December 8, 2014

Spring 2015 America Reads*America Counts Application

Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus LifeAmerica Reads*America Counts, which is part of Stamp Student Union, is a mentoring/tutoring program where UMD students work weekly to improve literacy and math skills of PG County elementary school students.

We are seeking dedicated and enthusiastic college students who love working with kids and want to give back to their community. AR*AC is a great way to meet new friends, develop leadership skills, and gain resume-building experience!

Students can volunteer, receive academic or internship credit, or, if eligible for Federal Work Study, can be paid to work with our program! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 28, 2015 at 5:00 PM. Visit to learn more and to apply. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

New Course: PUAF 288P Introduction to Public Policy

Pre-Law Advising Hosting Interviews With Law Schools

The University Career Center and the Pre-Law Advising Office is hosting interviews for students with admissions personnel from area law schools. The following law schools will be visiting campus to conduct pre-scheduled interviews: William and Mary, University of Maryland, Richmond, Georgetown, Baltimore, American, Howard, George Washington, Catholic, Pitt, Villanova, George Mason, and Drexel.

To view available registration dates and register:
1. Access Careers4Terps at
2. Log in with your Directory ID and password
3. Once on the homepage, hover the "Events" tab on the top navigation bar and click "Workshops"
4. Select a school and timeslot to reserve. You will receive an automated confirmation email from the system

Interviews are intended for applicants applying for Fall 2015 Admission. Please only sign up for schools you think are reasonable reaches for you and that you would consider attending.

Contact the Pre-Law Advising Office at with any questions.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cookies and Careers: Making the Most of Your Winter Break

What do you have cooked up for the upcoming Winter Break? Join University Career Center's Peer Career Educators (PCEs) for a relaxed afternoon of decorating cookies and learn how to effectively spend your Winter Break. The PCEs will be available to share their Winter Break anecdotes and give advice on academic options to undergraduates. The event will be open-ended and students are not expected to stay the entire 2 hours. Consideration for individuals who are vegan and gluten-free will be made as well.

When: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: University Career Center - 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Undergrad Research Opportunities with African American Families

Are you interested in the experiences of African American youth? Do you have a passion to impact the lives of African American families and communities?  The Black Families Research group conducts research that examines parenting practices, parent-child dynamics, youth identity development, school climate and so much more!

Undergraduates who are interested in gaining research experience with this population are encouraged to contact and request a research assistant application.

Whether you are interested in volunteering for the experience or interested in getting course credit, all majors are encouraged to apply!

*Expected commitment ranges from 5-10 hours a week for Spring Semester, with potential for an extension.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thinking about grad school? Worried about the GRE?

Attend a FREE GRE information workshop sponsored by the Academic Achievement Programs (AAP). Come learn about the new GRE test and exam format, helpful study and test-taking tips, and free resources to prepare for the GRE. Light refreshments will be provided.

When: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Tydings Hall, room 2109

Monday, December 1, 2014

Ferguson Town Hall

Summer Internship: Reproductive Rights and Social Justice Organization

Brown Bag Lunch with Dean Ball

Hey BSOS Students!
The Dean's Student Advisory Council is holding its last Brown Bag Event for the semester.  The Brown Bag will be Wednesday, December 3 - lunch with the new Dean of BSOS, Dr. Gregory Ball! If you are interested in getting to know our new Dean, learning about research opportunities in BSOS, or want to hear about some of the new ideas Dean Ball has for BSOS then this is the event for you!

BSOS- Dean Ball
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
12:30PM - 1:30PM (Lunch will be provided)
2141K Tydings Hall (Dean’s Conference Room)

Before becoming the Dean of BSOS, Dr. Ball served as Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Vice Dean for Science and Research Infrastructure in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ball’s past research has covered brain and social behaviors, with his most recent focus on interrelationships among steroid hormones. Dean Ball has earned a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in psychobiology from the Institute of Animal Behavior at Rutgers University.