Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Course: BSOS 388B

Do Good ChallengeBSOS is offering a new course!  Below is a description of the course.  

BSOS 388B Innovation and Social Change: Do Good Now
Tuesday 2:00-4:30 PM
Explore the many mechanisms for achieving social impact through social innovation. This is team-based, highly interactive and dynamic course that provides an opportunity for students to generate solutions to a wide range of problems facing many communities today. This course deepens the students understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation practices by guiding them through the creation and implementation process as applied to a project idea of their choice. These projects serve as the laboratory to implement topics such as design systems thinking, developing and communicating a strategy and goals, project management and implementation skills, teamwork and talent management, fundraising and revenue generation, marketing and partner development, leadership skills and project sustainability. For more information, visit dogood.umd.edu.

This is a Fearless Ideas course offered in collaboration with PUAF388D and HONR348D.

Supporting Sequence List Updated

CCJS Advising has updated the Supporting Sequence list.  We have added supplemental pages that list approved special topics courses.  If you register or are registered for one of the new special topics courses, please contact CCJS Advising via e-mail (ccjsadvising@umd.edu) and we will add the Supporting Sequence courses to your Degree Navigator.  The new list is attached to this post.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

CJSA Guest Speaker TONIGHT!

Just a reminder that Chief David Mitchell will be presenting at our meeting TODAY, November 18 at 5PM in Margaret Brent B room in Stamp. Please make sure you get there on time, and come ready to hear from Chief Mitchell about his experiences as Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police for the University of Maryland, College Park Campus. With over 4 decades working in law enforcement, he will certainly be able to give us valuable insight into the field based on his experiences.

Please feel free to bring any friends, CCJS or not. It would be awesome to have a strong showing for this event, so please try to get there if you can! Let me know if you have any questions.

I am looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Jennifer Meade, CJSA President

Friday, November 14, 2014

Investigative Journalism Panel On Campus

Spring/Summer Internship: National Crime Victim Bar Association

NSVRC LogoThe National Crime Victim Bar Association, an affiliate of the National Center for Victims of Crime, based in Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce they are now accepting applications for a 2015 spring and summer interns.

The intern reports to the Director of the National Crime Victim Bar Association. The NCVBA provides technical support to attorneys representing crime victims in civil actions, refers crime victims to lawyers in their local area, and works to increase general awareness about the availability of civil remedies for victims of crime.

C4T Open Position: Northrop Grumman Security Analyst

Northrop Grumman CorporationNorthrop Grumman is currently accepting applications for a full time security analyst position in Irving, Texas and Falls Church, Virginia.  

Job Duties:
Develops and administers security requirements for classified/proprietary materials, documents, and equipment. Assists with computer security audits, account creation, configurations, and assessments. Studies and implements federal security regulations applicable to company operations. Obtains rulings and customer interpretations in order to comply with government requirements. Prepares manuals outlining regulations. Establishes procedures for handling, storing, and keeping records, and for granting personnel and visitor access to restricted records and materials. Conducts security education classes and security audits. Investigates security violations and prepares reports specifying preventive action.Here’s the link to posting:

Spring Semester Internship - DC Pretrial Services Agency

DC Pretrial Services Agency is seeking interns for the Spring 2015 semester.  Intern responsibilities include:
  • Conducting pretrial interviews
  • Tracking and reporting compliance with conditions of release
  • Evaluating defendant eligibility for PSA Supervision Programs
  • Coordinating treatment placements
  • Referring defendants to appropriate social service organizations
  • Conducting individual and group counseling sessions
  • Conducting program orientations

Thursday, November 6, 2014


The Supreme Court of the United States Police is currently seeking students for a police internship for the Spring 2015 semester.  If you are seeking a career in law enforcement this is a great hands on experience. You will be protecting one of the most important bodies in our government, the Supreme Court of the United States. Credit will be granted for this internship to eligible students through the CCJS department after the proper paperwork has been processed.

Intern’s duties include but are not limited to:
  • Assist officers on the front plaza and with crowd control
  • Aid any investigations
  • Assist visitors with directions
  • Escort Justices and/or groups with reservations
  • Assist officers with screening of visitors
  • Various administrative duties

To apply, please submit an electronic copy of your resume to David Tana at ccjsadvising@umd.edu with "SCPUS Internship Application" as your subject line.  All resumes should be submitted by 4:00PM on Friday, November 7, 2014.  Interviews for selected candidates will be scheduled on campus the for the week of November 17th.  Please remember this is a professional internship with a federal agency and should be treated as such from the initial application through the completion of the internship.

Chesterfield County Police Department is Hiring

Broke, In Debt, and Graduating Soon?

Do you feel as if you are in a financial bind and can't figure out how resolve this? If so, attend the Financial Literacy Workshop sponsored by the Academic Achievement Programs'Reach Up Reach Out Advisory Committee.

Mrs. Lanta Evans-Motte, Financial Advisory for Raymond James, will discuss the steps of achieving financial liberation! Budgeting,Credit, and Debt Management are a few topics that will be addressed.  Light refreshments will be provided.

When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Shoemaker Hall, room 2102

Workshop at LAS - Taking Tests with Less Stress

This workshop will present strategies you can use to minimize stress as you prepare for and take final exams.

When: Monday, November 10, 2014 
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Shoemaker Hall, room 2202

The Campus Pantry is Open Today, November 6

UMD Campus Pantry
The Campus Pantry will be open Today, Nov 6, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM to distribute emergency food to Terps in need.  The Campus Pantry is located in Cole Field House toward the back of the building on the same level as the walking track, in Concessions Stand Four.

The Campus Pantry will be open twice a month to distribute food to Terps in need. To be eligible for services you must be a current UMD student, faculty or staff. Please bring your current UMD ID card with you. More information online: http://campuspantry.umd.edu/

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Job Posting: Intelligence Research Specialist (Protective) Recent Graduate with United States Secret Service

Agency: U.S. Secret Service
Job Announcement Number: SII-PM270-14-RG
Salary Range: $34,415.00 to $55,421.00 / Per Year
Open Period:  Friday, October 31, 2014 to Thursday, November 13, 2014
Series & Grade: GS-0132-05/07
Position Information: Full Time - Permanent
Promotion Potential: 13
Duty Locations:  Few vacancies in the following location Washington DC, DC View Map

Who May Apply: Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
Security Clearance:  Top Secret/SCI
Supervisory Status:  No

Application: Please submit your application through USAJobs. The Career Center would love to share with our USSS recruiter who applies, so please email csehlke@umd.edu to confirm that you have applied and include your first and last name. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

DSAC Brown Bag with Dr. Brooks TOMORROW

The next BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council's next Brown-Bag Event is Wednesday, November 5 with CCJS professor Dr. Laure Brooks. If you're interested in learning about various aspects of policing, this is the event for you!

Dr. Brooks is an instructor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the University of Maryland’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. She currently teaches both CCJS 300 (Research Methods) and CCJS 340 (Policing).  Her research has focused on police discretion, police stress and violence against police. Dr. Brooks has written several publications and her most recent publishes include the latest edition of “Police Discretionary Behavior: A Study of Style” and “Police Recruitment and Selection.”

Event Details:
Date:  Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time:  2:30PM - 3:30PM (Refreshments will be served)

Monday, November 3, 2014

SSDP: Ecstasy Rising screening featuring Rick Doblin

Curious about MDMA (aka Ecstasy)? Students for Sensible Drug Policy will be screening the TV documentary "Ecstasy Rising" featuring Peter Jennings. The film will go over the history of the substance and the course of actions that lead to the current US government's stance on MDMA. Following the film special guest Rick Doblin, Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), will Skype-in for a Q & A about the film and MDMA. Rick will also discuss some of the current research projects that MAPS is working on involving MDMA and other psychoactive substances.