Visual Arts Faculty and IMDA Candidate in Socially Engaged Art Journal

Visual arts faculty Tom Beck, Tim Nohe and Steve Silberg, and IMDA candidate, Charlotte Keniston were featured in the first edition of Socially Engaged Art Journal (SEAJ).

“Engaging Community: Art and Food In Baltimore City” written by Charlotte Keniston discusses the artists’ work and UMBC thesis project centered upon food deserts in Baltimore; “My Station North” focuses on a collaborative exhibition by Keniston and Nohe, in which they work with children at Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School to document the Station North neighborhood of Baltimore through sound and photography; and “The Hughes Remix Project” written by Beck and Silberg details the development of the new Project archive containing “175 remixed, reinvented, reinterpreted, and reimagined images of Baltimore street scenes, promotional and advertising work, businesses, churches, schools, monuments, factories, machinery, and portraits.”

SEAJ is an online publication that showcases the work of artists whose practice, community art or social design is socially engaged. The first issue is titled “Baltimore.”

Choice Jobs Flying Fruit Fantasy Fruitshakes – OPEN FOR THE SEASON

FFF IS OPEN FOR THE SEASON – Choice Program’s Flying Fruit Fantasy Fruitshakes opened for the 2014 season on April 1st!

Springtime brings forth a time of growth, awakening, and for UMBC’s Choice Program, springtime also brings FRUITSHAKES! For over 20 years, UMBC’s Choice Program has been serving up Fruitshakes at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. In 2011, the social enterprise expanded to the Inner Harbor and has seen substantial growth in community impact! Each year, 50 young people from Baltimore City and County receive on-the-job-training while developing the skills needed to blossom into wonderful employees.

Following a Supported Employment Model, AmeriCorps Community Service Learning Fellows cultivate a space for the young people to learn about teamwork, customer service, communications and dependability!

Visit Flying Fruit Fantasy Fruitshakes today for a Fruitshake, Smoothie, or Frozen Yogurt and receive a dollar off any FFF item by mentioning this Insights Weekly Post! We are located on the main concourse at Oriole Park, section 28, and in front of the Science Center in the Harbor.

Sherri Braxton-Lieber Named Director of Instructional Technology

Dr. Sherri Braxton-Lieber, Special Assistant to the Provost and Director of Course Redesign at Bowie State University (BSU), has accepted UMBC’s Director of Instructional Technology position in the Division of Information Technology. She will start full-time on Tuesday, May 27, and serve as the primary point of contact for DoIT’s instructional technology support efforts.

Earth Day 5K Run (4/23)

Come support UMBC Recreation and the Departments of Environmental Affairs and Health and Wellness at Free Hour on Wednesday, April 23rd by participating in our 5K!!

By participating in the 5K, you will briefly learn about recycling, composting, and sustainability here at UMBC, while receiving FREE T-shirts and/or FREE sustainable water bottles!

Registration begins at 11 am in front of the RAC.
Race will begin promptly at 12:15 pm.

For additional information visit us at myUMBC Intramurals or myUMBC Group Fitness & Wellness.

UMBC Offers Various Levels of Avid Pro Tools Certification Training this Summer

UMBC is offering a variety of Pro Tools Certification Training courses this summer, including: Pro Tools 101, Pro Tools 110, Pro Tools 201 and Pro Tools 210M. The non-credit training courses offer those who work in, or want to work in, audio production the opportunity to advance their careers by gaining skills to excel within the industry.

A former UMBC Pro Tools Training participant said: “I can’t tell you how much I’ve benefited from the courses thus far. I notice it every time I sit down to work. It has been one of the best career investments I’ve made.”

Pro Tools 101 (May 27-29) provides participants with the basic skills to succeed with Pro Tools, from initial set-up to final production.

Pro Tools 110 (June 10-12) provides a more detailed look at Pro Tools as a system, taking the overview provided by 101 and going deeper into every aspect.

Pro Tools 201 (June 17-19) covers the core concepts and skills needed to operate a Pro Tools HDX or HD system in a professional studio environment, with special emphasis on editing and mixing, including automation.

Pro Tools 210M (July 1-3) covers advanced techniques for working with Pro Tools systems in professional music environments, with an emphasis on MIDI, arrangement tools and synchronization concepts.

UMBC Professor and Avid Certified Instructor David Revill will lead the sessions. Revill has worked in audio production for more than 20 years, and is one of the small number of Avid-certified Pro Tools Experts in the country. There is limited space available for each session, so those interested are encouraged to register early to secure their spot. Participants who register for two or more summer Pro Tools sessions will receive a 10% discount on all registration costs.

Learn more and access registration at