Campus Card & Mail Services Department Launches Website

The Campus Card & Mail Services Department have made their debut on the web! Check out their new website to access information about the campus card, meal plans, mailing services, vending, DCARDs, and more! Head over to now to check it out! Be sure to continue visiting the website for up-to-date information as their online presence continues to grow!

Gender + Women’s Studies Online

Gender + Women’s Studies has a new website at, and you can find us now on Facebook.

Like our main GWST page at

You can find our student organizations on Facebook too:

* Women Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL):

* GWST Council of Majors, Minors and Certificates (GWST COMM):

For more information, contact Elle Trusz at or ext. 5-2001.

Women’s Center October Film Series: Miss Representation (10/15-10/19)

Join the Women’s Center for our October film series. We’ll be showing Miss Represenation to help our community gear up for the November elections. A discussion led by Dr. Hussey from Political Science will take place on Friday, October 19, at noon, in the Women’s Center. The film times for the week are as follows:

  • Monday (10/15) and Wednesday (10/17): 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday (10/16): 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Thursday (9/27): 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday (9/28): 10 a.m.

For additional information or questions, contact the Women’s Center at ext. 5–2714 or

Relationship Violence Awareness Month Calendar of Events

October is Relationship Violence Awareness Month. In honor of this, the Women’s Center and University Health Services work together every year to highlight programs and events happening throughout the month related to relationship violence. Please visit our group page for additional information and to download the calendar of events:

Our capstone event will be the Clothesline Project, Resource Fair and Vigil taking place throughout the day on Wednesday, October 24. Save the date and we hope to see you there.

For additional information, contact the Women’s Center at ext. 5-2714 or

Write a Note to Dr. Hrabowski for his 20th Anniversary!

As part of the UMBC Homecoming celebration and in honor of Dr. Hrabowski’s 20th anniversary as president of UMBC, faculty and staff are invited to stop by The Commons during Homecoming week to write a personal note of congratulations. Tables with notecards will be available on Main Street of The Commons on Wednesday, October 10, Thursday, October 11, and Friday, October 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cards will be displayed at Homecoming on Saturday, October 13, and later shared with Dr. Hrabowski.

The Leadership of the James T. and Virginia M. Dresher Center for the Humanities

From John Jeffries, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

I write to announce important changes in the leadership of the James T. and Virginia M. Dresher Center for the Humanities.

As previously announced to the campus, Professor Rebecca Boehling, the Director of the Dresher Center, will become Director of the International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen, Germany, in January. A distinguished scholar of the Holocaust, World War II, and early postwar Germany, Dr. Boehling has served as the founding Director of the James T. and Virginia M. Dresher Center for the Humanities, making it a highly visible and important presence on campus in supporting and advancing scholarship in the humanities. We are all indebted to her for outstanding work with the Dresher Center and her role as a champion of the humanities and the liberal arts.

I am delighted to announce that Jessica Berman, Professor of English (and Affiliate Professor of Language, Literacy, and Culture and of Gender and Women’s Studies), will become Director of the Dresher Center in January, 2014, when she returns from a year’s leave. Dr. Berman is the author of two heralded books on modernism, co-editor of the book series Modernist Latitudes at the Columbia University Press, and a Board Member of the American Comparative Literature Association. She has also served as Chair of the UMBC Research Council and for the past six years has chaired the Department of English. We are fortunate indeed to have a scholar of Professor Berman’s stature and skills bring her experience and vision to the Dresher Center.

I am delighted as well to announce that Professor Beverly Bickel of the Ph.D. Program in Language, Literacy, and Culture will direct the Dresher Center from January 2013 through December 2013. Dr. Bickel is a talented administrator, who has most recently served as Acting Director of LLC, and an innovative scholar in such areas as new media and globalized communication and culture. Under her leadership, the Dresher Center will continue to move forward in supporting and enhancing the humanities and humanities scholarship at UMBC.

The Dresher Center has become a major institution on campus thanks to the leadership of Dr. Boehling. I know that Professors Berman and Bickel will sustain and build upon the achievements and momentum established by Professor Boehling. They will be supported in this by Professor John Stolle-McAllister of the Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication, who this semester has taken on the positions of Director of the Humanities Scholars Program and Associate Director of the Dresher Center.

Former Retrievers Kimener, Poillon Part of U.S. Lacrosse National Team for Capital Lacrosse Classic

Former Retriever midfielders Terry Kimener and Peet Poillon will be part of the United States national lacrosse team which will conduct an intrasquad scrimmage Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Capital Lacrosse Classic at Landon School in Bethesda. This is the latest step for the U.S. team as it prepares for tryouts next summer before the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships in Commerce City, Colo.

The scrimmage is also a preview of the Champion Challenge from Jan. 25-27 in Orlando, Fla., when the defending gold medalists will scrimmage at least one NCAA team.

This will be Kimener’s first competition in the red, white and blue. In his sixth MLL season, the three-time All-American (2006-08) and 2008 America East Player of the Year had a break-out season with the Denver Outlaws in 2012, scoring 17 goals and adding 18 assists.

His Outlaw teammate Poillon tied for ninth in scoring in 2012 with 40 points (24-13-40) and surpassed the 100-point plateau (75-32-113) in his fifth MLL season. Poillon was a Second Team All-American for UMBC in 2009.

Jamie Harrison, DoIT, Inducted into Cricket Hall of Fame

The Cricket Hall of Fame in Hartford, Connecticut will hold its annual induction ceremony Saturday in Hartford, Connecticut. The Class of 2012 includes Jamie Harrison, president of the United States Youth Cricket Association (, as well as West Indian fast bowler Courney Walsh and former USACA Exceutive Secretary John Aaron.

Harrison is a member of the UMBC Class of 2010 and a staffer with the Department of Information Technology.

Help Us Kick Off Homecoming!

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Do you have the fever? Come share it with the rest of the UMBC community as we kick off Homecoming this week. Be sure to deck out your office and yourself in all the black and gold you can find, and join us for some of the great events happening during the week. Don’t miss the pep rally on Monday or the black and gold paint fight on Tuesday! The rest of the week will be chock full of events like the Faculty and Staff Jazz Social, the bonfire and outdoor movie, the Outstanding Alumni of the Year Awards, the Talent Show, and the Big Prize Poetry SLAM! You can check out a full calendar of events here. We can’t wait to see plenty of alumni, students, families, faculty, staff and the surrounding community celebrating all that’s amazing about UMBC! Don’t miss out. Be a part of UMBC’s Homecoming and show off your Retriever Spirit!