Please join us to celebrate Doug’s many contributions to the University at a reception on Thursday, May 30, from 3-5 p.m. on the 7th floor of the Albin O. Kuhn Library.
Over the past 35 years, Doug has played a pivotal role in supporting the University’s development as a nationally recognized model of inclusive excellence and academic innovation.
Contributions honoring Doug’s service to UMBC may be made to the Choice Program, a youth development program administered by UMBC’s Shriver Center. Checks should be made payable to the UMBC Foundation, with “Choice Program-Doug Pear” written in the memo section, and sent to UMBC Foundation, c/o Office of Institutional Advancement, 1000 Hilltop Circle, 8th Floor Administration Bldg., Baltimore, MD 21250.
To make a donation by credit card, please visit http://retrievernet.umbc.edu/support and in the “Other Designation” field, please note “Choice Program” and in honor of “Doug Pear.”
The summer is quickly approaching and Team Thomas Boys Basketball camp is coming to the rescue. Coach Aki Thomas will be having his first boy’s basketball summer camp starting in June.
Camp will be consisting of two weekly sessions and a weekend session filled with fun and excitement. Team Thomas camp will consist of camp contests, individual skill instructions, team skill instructions, swimming and more. We are looking forward to having a great, fun summer and would love for you to be a part of our team.
Sign up your son today! You can find our camp registration on our team website. If you have any questions about signing up, please contact 410-455-2864 or email@example.com.
Thank you for you time and Welcome to our team!
Welcome Week will take place Saturday, August 24 through Monday, Sept. 2. Once again, academic departments are invited to host Departmental Receptions for new students as a part of Welcome Week.
These programs are typically informal gatherings coordinated by the academic department itself and hosted Wednesday, August 28 – Friday, Sept. 6. Departments serve light refreshments and create an opportunity for students to meet with their faculty and staff. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation and the Office of Student Life will support your event by providing each department up to $100.
To participate, please contact Courtney Haddaway, Program Specialist in Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation, by Friday, June 28. Please include the following information: department name, date, location, and time of reception, as well as contact person and email. Once this information is submitted, it will be printed in the Welcome Week Program Booklet.
If you have any other questions, please contact Courtney Haddaway at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-455-6703. Thank you for your assistance in welcoming new students!
Dean John Jeffries is retiring at the end of June after forty years of service to UMBC. In recognition of his profound impact on UMBC, we are delighted to announce the establishment of the John Jeffries International Fellowship.
The Fellowship fund honors John’s commitment to building a strong and distinctive undergraduate curriculum and to educating students to become informed and engaged global citizens. The Fellowship will provide faculty with resources to create, or redesign, and teach a course in their fields in order to add or enhance an explicit international or transnational focus. Our expectation is that the resulting courses will be taught regularly and will broaden the intellectual scope of the curriculum in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
In a matter of weeks, current and former Department Chairs, Program Directors, and Associate Deans in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences have contributed more than $25,000 to endow the John Jeffries Fellowship. Since then, others have contributed towards the goal of $200,000, which will enable the campus to support two Jeffries Fellows each year.
If you are interested in making a gift to the John Jeffries International Fellowship Program or have any questions, please contact Marjoleine Kars, Jason Loviglio, or Carole McCann.
Summer crossover parking will begin on Thursday May 23, 2013 and continue through August 23, 2013. Please see the back of your parking permit for additional parking zones available to faculty and staff. Contact Parking Services at 410-455-2551 or email: email@example.com if you have any questions.
The 2013-2014 faculty mentor positions in the UMBC residential community are available. These positions are open to full-time UMBC faculty who are interested in interacting with students in the residential community. These are paid positions and provide an excellent opportunity to get to know and interact with students outside of the classroom.
Contact David Clurman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity.
The Ancient Studies Department is pleased to announce its 48th study/travel program over Spring Break 2014. Participants will travel to Greece on Friday, March 14, and return to Baltimore Sunday, March 23. The trip is open to all UMBC community members and can be taken as a three-credit course (ANCS 301) in the Winter Term of 2014.
Our travels will take us first to Athens, where we shall visit the National Archaeological Museum before boarding a coach for Cape Sounion to explore the temple of Poseidon and view the sunset over the Saronic Gulf from the sheer 200-ft. cliff at Sounion. The following day we shall visit the Acropolis and new Acropolis Museum as well as the Agora and Agora Museum in the rebuilt Stoa of Attalus.
Over the next two days we shall visit Eleusis, site of the mysteries of Demeter and Kore, and Delphi, where Apollo’s majestic oracle, treasuries and monuments of the Greek city-states, a theater, and a stadium wind up a mountain. From Delphi, we travel to the Venetian-influenced, seaside town of Nauplion, which will be our base of operations for visits to the Mycenaean strongholds of Tiryns and Mycenae and the museum at Mycenae. We then fly to Heraklion, Crete for tours of the museum, the Minoan palaces at Knossos and Phaistos, and Ayia Triada, where the famous sarcophagus was found.
Along the way we shall also visit Gla, the mountain town of Arachova, the 10th century CE monastery of Hosios Loukas, where pilgrims flocked to be healed in their sleep, the Diolkos and canal across the Isthmus of Corinth, Roman Corinth, and the small but excellent Nauplion museum.
Please contact Domonique Pitts at email@example.com or 410-455-6265 to register your interest and to receive further announcements.
We have scheduled our annual ‘Welcome to UMBC!’ event to welcome our new colleagues to the UMBC community. Please save the date for Wednesday, September 25 from 2-3:30 p.m.
This interactive event is a great opportunity to connect and get to know some of the remarkable people here at UMBC. You will have a chance to talk with our President and Provost and will learn about opportunities to make a difference in our community.
This even is co-sponsored by The Commons and Human Resources.
Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2013 Relationship Violence Prevention Advocates. The community of staff, faculty and student advocates meets nine Fridays during the Fall 2013 semester (at noon) to learn more about relationship violence and prevention. This is an excellent opportunity to learn, commit to working to prevent violence and gain skills as an active bystander, friend, family member and more.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Questions can be directed to Kim Leisey in Student Affairs at 410-455-2393.
Please join the Human Resources Department in welcoming our recently hired staff:
- Jessica Bard, Alumni Relations
- Tiffany Mosely, Shriver Center
- Kathleen Murray, Admissions
- Derek Oldham, Shriver Center
- Teresa Pusinsky, MIPAR
- Steven Rinsma, Shriver Center
- Nicholas Saffos, Shriver Center
- Leah Washington, MIPAR