Take Back the Night (4/30)

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, join the Women’s Center and UHS and let’s take back the night on April 30 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Commons Quad.

Event Details:
6:30 p.m. – Resource Fair and Clothesline Project
7 p.m. – Welcome and Speak-Out
8 p.m. – March through Campus
8:30 p.m. – Musical Performance

The Resource Fair includes the following organizations: FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, Hollaback Baltimore, Turn Around, Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, UHS, WILL, Green Dot and the Relationship Violence Awareness and Prevention Advocates, and the Women’s Center.

For more information about this event, see our Breaking Ground post. For more details or questions, contact the Women’s Center at womens.center@umbc.edu or 410-455-2714.

First Works (5/3)

Join the Department of Dance, Friday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m. in Studio 317 of the Fine Arts Building, as Dance students debut their first ever choreographic pieces for this First Works concert.

Admission to First Works is free.

Take Back the Night (4/30)

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, join the Women’s Center and UHS and let’s take back the night! Meet us on the Commons Quad.

Event Details:
6:30 p.m.: Resource Fair and Clothesline Project
7 p.m.: Welcome and Survivor Speak-Out
8 p.m.: March through Campus
8:30 p.m.: Musical Solidarity Performance

The Resource Fair includes the following organizations: FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, Hollaback Baltimore, Turn Around, Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, UHS, WILL, Green Dot and the Relationship Violence Awareness and Prevention Advocates, and the Women’s Center

Student organizations are invited to create signs for the rally to show their solidarity in ending sexual violence. Individuals and groups can make signs on April 23rd from 11:30am-1pm on the Breezeway or from 11am-1pm in the Women’s Center. All materials will be provided.

For more information about this event, see our post on the BreakingGround blog.

For questions, contact the Women’s Center at 410.455.2714 or womens.center@umbc.edu

Campus Community Invited to Join Strategic Planning Conversation (5/1)

Provost Philip Rous invites all members of the UMBC community to a conversation about UMBC’s upcoming strategic planning process Wednesday, May 1 from noon to 1 p.m. in UC 310.

The dialogue is one of a series “planning to plan” conversations led by the Provost throughout the academic year to shape the strategic planning process set to launch this coming fall.

“Before planning, we want to think about how we are going to plan and the principles that will guide us,” says Dr. Rous. “This plan will be about the future of everyone connected to UMBC. We want to be sure we have a structure for planning that engages the entire community in addressing matters vital to our future.”

The May 1 conversation will include discussion of guiding principles for the planning process, the timeline and structure of the process, information needed for planning, and suggested areas of focus for the process.

Honoring Dr. William (Bill) Rothstein upon his Retirement (5/3)

After 47 years of distinguished service to UMBC, Dr. William (Bill) Rothstein will retire on June 1, 2013. Dr. Rothstein joined the UMBC faculty in 1966, the year when classes first began, making him one of the genuine founders of the university. He was promoted to associate professor in 1969 and to full professor in 1988. Prior to joining UMBC, he conducted research in the corporate sector.

Please join the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at a reception to thank Bill and to celebrate his many years of service to the campus. We will gather on Friday, May 3 from 4-6 p.m. in the Public Policy Atrium.

Over the years, Dr. Rothstein has taught a range of courses including introductory sociology to upper level and graduate courses in his specialty areas of health and illness, the history of medicine and health care organization. Moreover, he has taught many individual students in independent study and especially those completing theses and analytical paper requirements for the MA in Applied Sociology.

Dr. Rothstein’s research focuses on health and health professions that has resulted in four books published between 1972 and 2003. The body of work traces much of the history of American medicine from the beginning of the 19th century to the present. He is especially proud of seven journal articles published with MA students based on their theses that testify to the high quality of graduate student research. In addition to a variety of other publications he serves as editor for several publications.

Service to his department and to UMBC has been the sine qua non of Dr. Rothstein’s career at UMBC. He has served on virtually every standing committee in the department, has assumed duties as acting chair and has served with distinction as Director of the MA in Applied Sociology. Under his guidance the program experienced dramatic growth with student finding jobs in a variety of applied setting throughout the Baltimore/Washington area. He has been an active member of the faculty Senate and its committees and is aggressively committed to giving faculty voice through shared governance. His personalized attention to students is unsurpassed.

Please RSVP by Friday, April 26 to Elise Bruner, elise3@umbc.edu or 410-555-3365. If you would like to contribute towards a gift, please contact Christine Mair, christine_mair@umbc.edu, PUP 230.

The Rotary Club of Catonsville Hosts Membership Open House (4/30)

The Rotary Club of Catonsville invites UMBC staff and faculty to join its members for an open house April 30 to learn more about club services, activities and community engagement. The Rotary Club encourages anyone passionate about sharing innovative ideas, talents and enhancing the quality of life in the Catonsville community to participate in the open house and consider joining.

Rotary is making a real difference. During the past decade, the club has raised more than $250,000 in critically needed funds through activities like the Annual Fall Into Fitness 5K and 10K run/walks, The Bull and Oyster Roasts, and many public dances and concerts.

Its efforts have helped fund the work of important Catonsville organizations, including The Samaritan Women, the Catonsville Public Library, CCBC-Catonsville, the Catonsville Family Y, St. Agnes Hospital, the Catonsville Emergency Food Ministries (CEFM) and the Catonsville Tree Canopy Project.

The Rotary Club of Catonsville Open House
Tuesday, April 30 / 6-8 p.m.
Rolling Road Golf club
814 Hilltop Rd., Catonsville, MD 21228
A brief program begins at 6:45 p.m.
Refreshments and cash bar

The Catonsville Rotary Club meets on Tuesday evenings for dinner and to socialize, network and plan future fundraising projects. We also invite speakers to address our group, as well as organize many social events. The club is non-religious, non-governmental and open to every race, culture, creed and gender.

RSVP by April 22 to: Steve Arum at smarum1940@gmail.com

Apply to be a New or Returning IHU Instructor (Applications Due 5/1)

Are you interested in working with new students and having an opportunity to teach on campus? If so, consider applying to serve as an Introduction to an Honors University (IHU) instructor for the 2013-14 academic year. These courses teach new students how to achieve academic success at UMBC by focusing on study skills, exam prep, time management and many other topics.

For more information, please contact Laila Shishineh (lailams@umbc.edu). Please go to the IHU website and click either the new instructor application or returning instructor application to apply.