Recently Hired Staff

Please join the Department of Human Resources in welcoming our recently hired staff:

  • Colleen Marquart, Academic & Advising
  • Gabrielle Buzgo, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Erin Minnigh, English
  • Renee Angelo, Shriver Center
  • Allison Mohler, Shriver Center
  • Gerald Lacher, Facilities Management Central Plant
  • Emily Blatter, Shriver Center
  • Dorothy Sheu, MIPAR
  • Andrea McMillen, College of Natural & Mathematical Sciences
  • Bryan Rossi, MIPAR
  • Katharine Scrivener, Office of Marketing & Creative Services
  • Geneen Godsey, Shriver Center
  • John Roemer, Campus Card
  • Maritza Webb, The Hilltop Institute

Presidential Teaching and Research Professor Nominations

The 2013-14 Presidential Teaching and Research Professor nomination materials were recently distributed across campus. Nominations should be forwarded to the Office of the Provost no later than December 2, 2013.

A copy of Dr. Hrabowski’s letter and appropriate guidelines can be found on the Provost’s website under Resources for Faculty and Staff. If you have any questions concerning these awards, please contact Jerilyn Johnson in the Provost’s Office at 410-455-2333.

PMP Mid-Year Feedback

PMP mid-year feedback meetings should be completed by the end of November 2013.

During the meeting, supervisors should review expectations, assess and update goals and identify training and development needs. Employees should also come to the feedback meetings prepared to discuss performance progress.

Remember that it’s a process, not an event. If you have questions about the process, contact Elmer Falconer, 410-455-3645 or Shobhna Arora, 410-455-1638.

October is UMBC’s Relationship Violence Awareness Month

October is Relationship Violence Awareness Month.

UHS and the Women’s Center have joined up to host events and programs dedicated to creating awareness about relationship violence and promote ways to cultivate healthy relationships.

Please join us throughout the 31 days in October to support this important issue that impacts our UMBC community. Be sure to check out our calendar of events and general information.

For additional information, contact the Women’s Center at 410-455-2714 or

Men’s soccer ranked no. 7 in nation by NSCAA

The defending America East champion UMBC men’s soccer team opens its conference season this weekend ranked no. 7, nationally, according to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Over the past two weeks, UMBC has climbed nearly 20 spots. The latest rankings mark the first time in the team’s history to crack the top ten.

On Saturday, the team will travel to Hartford to open defense of their 2012 America East crown. The team’s next home game will be against Albany at UMBC’s annual Homecoming celebration, Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2:30 p.m. at Retriever Soccer Park.

The team’s non-conference defeat by Delaware on Tuesday night was the first loss for the men since Oct. 10, 2012.

Read more about the team at

Pete Caringi UMBC Soccer Show to Air Thursday Evenings on Q1370 throughout October

The Pete Caringi UMBC Soccer Show returns for another season on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. The show will run for five consecutive Thursdays in the month of October as the Retrievers work their way through the treacherous America East Conference and attempt reach the NCAA Championships for the third time in the past four years. Each Thursday, show host Paul Mittermeier will discuss the week’s action with Coach Caringi and player guests. The program airs on the home of the Retrievers, Q1370 AM, the station’s new frequency at 99.9 FM and streams live from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on

Fans are welcome to call the show and speak to the guests. The studio line is 410-481-1370.

Fundamentals of Proposal Preparation (10/25)

This introductory workshop is for faculty and staff who are either new to the art of proposal preparation or who wish to increase their probabilities of success. The workshop is appropriate for those in all areas, including the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Topics include how to develop a fundable research idea, how to identify an appropriate funding agency, understanding the review process, how to present your idea in a proposal and how to maximize your chances of getting funded. No prerequisites are necessary for this workshop.

Presented by Ralph Pollack, Associate VP for Research