In a final goodwill gesture to the Catonsville community, the recently disbanded Woman’s Club of Catonsville has donated $25,000 establishing a new endowment at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
In memory of 80 years of service to the Catonsville community, The Women’s Club of Catonsville Memorial Scholarship rewards UMBC students returning for their sophomore year and having maintained a 3.5 GPA, or higher. Preference will be given to candidates who have attended a public or private high school in the Catonsville area.
“The club has a strong history of putting money back into the Catonsville community,” said Paula Ray, former treasurer for the club. “UMBC has a very good reputation, and we are fortunate to have to such a fine institution in our back yard.”
Besides following the tradition of the Women’s Club, Ms. Ray says the donation was also a great way to memorialize the legacy of the club. “We really wanted a lasting endowment that the club would be remembered for.”
Most scholarships focus on the newly enrolled, but the members of the club wanted to highlight those students returning to campus to continue their studies. “The club wanted to see the money go to someone who had finished their first year, and done well,” said Ray.
UMBC plans to offer the scholarship to students beginning in fall 2014.
To: The UMBC Community
From: John Jeffries, Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Date: June 13, 2013
Re: Appointment of Professor Tim Nohe as Director of the Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Tim Nohe of the Department of Visual Arts as the founding Director of the new UMBC arts research center—the Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts [CIRCA]. Professor Nohe has achieved a remarkable record at UMBC as a multi-talented and interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited and performed widely, as a fine teacher and mentor, and as a leader in shared governance, most recently as President of the Faculty Senate for two years. His work has included collaborations with all of the arts departments at UMBC and with numerous local, regional, national, and international artists, arts organizations, and universities. He is currently Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, and his many distinctions include two Fulbright awards and four Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards. Professor Nohe will bring his wide-ranging skills, experience, and connections to his new position of Director of CIRCA. I look forward to his working with others, at UMBC and elsewhere, to facilitate innovation, research, and creativity in the arts and to raise the visibility and enhance the already strong reputation of the arts at UMBC.
UMBC will be closed for an additional administrative holiday to be observed on Friday, July 5, 2013*. Since this is a paycheck day, we will allow employees to pick up their check directly from Human Resources, 5th floor Administration Building, on July 5 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Paychecks not claimed on July 5 will be distributed on Monday, July, 8, 2013.
Employees choosing to pick up their paychecks must present an official picture ID such as a valid driver license, UMBC employee ID or passport. If an employee wishes for another person to pick up their paycheck, then the following must be done:
- The person must have a letter from the employee giving authorization for a specific individual to pick up his/her paycheck on 7/5/13.
- The letter must contain the name, social security number, printed and signed full name of the employee as well as the printed and signed name of the receiver. The recipient must know the employee’s department name and present an official/valid picture identification when picking up the paycheck.
There is still time to get direct deposit initiated. Please encourage employees to complete the Direct Deposit form as soon as possible. No exception to this procedure will be permitted. Telephone authorizations will not be accepted, nor will paychecks be given to spouses, relatives or roommates, etc. without an employee’s pre-authorization, as indicated above.
*Please note this is effective for the 2013 calendar year only.
Robert Deluty, associate dean of the Graduate School, has published two poems—”Rejoinder” and “Higher Education”—in the “Poetry of the Academy” section of the Spring 2013 issue of The Faculty Voice.
You May Now Kiss the Brides
Even as other battles loom, the LGBT community stops to celebrate marriage equality at Pride 2013
On a warm spring evening, Carrie Hiers and Tonya Cook sit on overstuffed couches in their cozy Northeast Baltimore living room and plan their wedding. There will a rainbow balloon arch, bubbles, and a giant spread of rainbow cupcakes.
Technically, it’ll be the second wedding for Hiers and Cook but their first legal one. And they won’t be alone.
On Sunday, June 16, they will join couples from all over the state and beyond—some coming from as far away as Georgia—in Druid Hill Park for a mass same-sex wedding ceremony called “WeDo Baltimore,” officiated by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, as part of the Baltimore Pride 2013 festivities.
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Retriever Soccer Camps at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, available the week of June 24 – 28, is designed to develop individual-group ability, with a heavy emphasis devoted to technical development.
Campers will gain confidence and composure on the ball through our intensive skills training, as well as understanding how to deal with pressure and develop decision making skills in competitive games. All of this will be accomplished in a positive, safe, and fun environment.
UMBC Employee Discount $50.00 (use group discount code)
UMBC Director of Athletics Dr. Charles Brown has been named a 2012-13 Division I-AAA Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year (ADOY) Award recipient by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
Dr. Brown will be honored at the 2013 NACDA & Affiliates Convention Week, June 10-15 at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla. The ADOY award winners will be honored at the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon on Saturday, June 15.
The Under Armour AD of the Year Award program was created to honor intercollegiate directors of athletics for their commitment and administrative excellence within a campus and/or college community environment. The award spans seven divisions (NCAA FBS, FCS, Division I-AAA, II, III, NAIA/Other Four-Year Institutions and Junior/Community Colleges) and annually honors 28 athletics directors (four from each division). AD of the Year Award recipients will receive their awards at the annual NACDA Convention.
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