FYI Topics for Sunday April 19, 2015
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  1. Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference (ITL): Final Call to Register
  2. SEE's Terrapin Talent
  3. SEE Presents Big Eyes
  4. Dining on Campus - highlights this week
  5. Queer Life in the Real World Career Panel
  6. Tall Tales: Stories Told Through Folksongs
  7. Get your tickets to Grad Prom!
  8. TLTC Reading Group on Competency-Based Education - April 21
  9. TLTC Inclusion & Diversity Workshop: Beyond just grammar - Immersing Non-Native English-Speakers in Disciplinary Writing
  10. TLTC Webinar Series: 3 Nifty Ways to Enhance Instructor Presence in Online Courses
  11. TLTC Teaching Tip of the Week: Help and Guidance for Struggling Students
  12. Department of State Information Webinar

1. Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference (ITL): Final Call to Register

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Where: Stamp Student Union
Event Type(s): Other

The last day to register for the April 24 conference is Wednesday, April 22. Can't tear yourself away for the whole day or make the trek to College Park? Then join online for the live streaming of the morning plenary session (8:30-9:30 a.m.) and the luncheon keynote (12:30-1:30 p.m.) at https://livestream.com/UMDThestamp/ITLConf2015.

Visit the ITL website for details (http://blog.umd.edu/itlconference) about these key presentations and other conference programs as well as to access registration!

For more information, contact:
Michael Koliska

tltc.umd.edu



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2. SEE's Terrapin Talent

When: Monday, April 20, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Hoff Theater
Event Type(s): Special Event

Got talent? Based on the NBC series America's Got Talent, SEE is presenting the third annual Terrapin Talent competition. Terrapin Talent is a talent show featuring singers, dancers, comedians, musicians, and other performers of all ages competing for an iPad air! The judging panel consists of SEE directors and an audience vote for tie breakers.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/437724109732417/

For more information, contact:
Andi Hubbell
Student Entertainment Events
301.314.8498

http://see.umd.edu/



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3. SEE Presents Big Eyes

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:00 PM - Thursday, April 23, 2015 9:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Hoff Theater
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video

As a part of its Free Spring Movie Series, Student Entertainment Events is screening BIG EYES on Wed., April 22 and Thurs., April 23. This screening is open to the public, and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Plot summary: "A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s" (IMDB). Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOavDSErmak

For more information, contact:
Andi Hubbell
Student Entertainment Events
301.314.8498

http://see.umd.edu/



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4. Dining on Campus - highlights this week

When: Sunday, April 19, 2015 - Saturday, April 25, 2015
Event Type(s): Other

Daily
- Mon. Food donations accepted at Cole 3:00-6:00 CampusPantry.umd.edu
- Tue. Sushi for dinner at South Campus Dining Hall
- Tue. Trivia at Mulligan's 6:30
- Wed. is Earth Day - events all over campus and specials in South Campus Dining Hall and The Diner
- Wed. Farmers Market at Cole - chef demo features carrots from Terp Farm
- Fri. Food distribution at Cole noon-3:00 CampusPantry.umd.edu
- Sat. Join us in the dining halls, on McKeldin Mall and in the Stamp for Maryland Day !!
All Week
- Stop by any Cafe on Campus for a Waffle and Strawberry Sandwich
- Favorite brand names, great deals for April in the Stamp Food Court
- Look around for the Green Tidings food truck UMDgreentidings.com
- April's Tip is "Spring up your Salad"
- Plan ahead for Mother's Day at Mulligan's mulligans.umd.edu for details
Visit online for menus and details

For more information, contact:
Bart Hipple
Dining Services
+1 301 314 9413

dining.umd.edu



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5. Queer Life in the Real World Career Panel

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Hornbake : 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Event Type(s): Special Event

Navigating life after Maryland in the real world is a challenge for all students, especially students who identify under the LGBTQ spectrum.

With support from the LGBT Equity Center, Lambda Pride, OSTEM, SmithOUT, and PrideAlliance, The University Career Center & The President's Promise will host a career panel with recent LGBTQ Terp Alumni to share how they are navigating their first job experiences as well as share advice on being out (or not) in the workplace and why it matters. Come learn from the panel and ask those burning questions in an interactive safe space. Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP here: http://ucc.umd.edu/events_RSVP.cfm?event_id=5441

Website: http://ucc.umd.edu/events_RSVP.cfm?event_id=5441

For more information, contact:
Neal Jerron McKinney
University Career Center & The President's Promise
+1 301 314 0420

http://ucc.umd.edu/events.cfm



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6. Tall Tales: Stories Told Through Folksongs

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: St. Mary’s Hall : 0105
Event Type(s): Concert

Tall Tales: Stories Told Through Folksongs

Songs of Greek, Spanish, German, Persian,
Sephardic, and Venetian traditions

Giacomo Rossini, La regata veneziana
Maurice Ravel, Cinq mélodies grecques
Joaquin Nin-Culmell, Seis canciones populares sefardíes
Johannes Brahms, Folksongs and texts by G.F. Daumer

Free and open to the public

Website: http://sllc.umd.edu/language-house

For more information, contact:
Naime Yaramanoglu
SLLC/Language House
+1 301 405 4046

http://sllc.umd.edu/language-house



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7. Get your tickets to Grad Prom!

Event Type(s): Other

The Graduate Student Government presents the 3rd Annual Grad Prom: Casino Royale!

Wear your most dangerous formal wear for a night of cocktails and not-so-high stakes games. DJ, Dancing, Photo Booth and Cash Bar! Light fare provided. Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

8pm - 12 am at Mulligan's on the UMD Golf Course. Friday, April 24th 2015.

Tickets are available here : http://umdtickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=294&cid=51



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8. TLTC Reading Group on Competency-Based Education - April 21

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: McKeldin Library : 2109
Event Type(s): Other

The TLTC reading group will focus this semester on competency-based education. During this week's meeting the reading group will exlpore various competency-based education programs. As always, the reading group hopes to inspire and help faculty to transform teaching practices, institutional approaches, and to consider new research activity in teaching and learning. If you like to attend this week's meeting please RSVP, access and read the papers in advance (here ter.ps/83l) and prepare for an informal, discussion.

For more information, contact:
Michael Koliska

tltc.umd.edu



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9. TLTC Inclusion & Diversity Workshop: Beyond just grammar - Immersing Non-Native English-Speakers in Disciplinary Writing

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: McKeldin Library : 2109
Event Type(s): Other

"Why are there differences between writing up newspaper articles and lab reports?" "I thought passive voice was 'bad'; why is it used in the methods section of a research paper?" Such questions are often asked by non-native English-speaking students when introduced to academic writings at the university level. This workshop invites participants to consider how they can explicitly incorporate the teaching of writing into their courses by examining strategies and pedagogical practices that can aid this student population's understanding of the contextual factors influencing the textual features of written genres both within and across disciplines. Please RSVP http://go.umd.edu/ZZw

For more information, contact:
Michael Koliska

tltc.umd.edu



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10. TLTC Webinar Series: 3 Nifty Ways to Enhance Instructor Presence in Online Courses

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Event Type(s): Other

How can I be "present" for my students in an online course space? How can I establish a human touch? These are concerns many faculty express as they move their courses online. In this webinar we'll look at three strategies and the ELMS tools that support them, including creating profiles, scheduling online office hours, and providing personalized feedback on assignments or in other interactive opportunities that includes auditory and/or visual interaction.
Registration for the webinar is not required.
Join the webinar @ http://webmeeting.umd.edu/ltwebinars

For more information, contact:
Michael Koliska

tltc.umd.edu



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11. TLTC Teaching Tip of the Week: Help and Guidance for Struggling Students

Event Type(s): Other

Students that spend a lot of hours studying and preparing for class without improving their grades may need some guidance to identify possible problems. Meeting with professors during office hours can be a good start to pinpoint issues relating to class materials, test taking skills or study habits. Faculty may also guide students toward the Learning Assistance Center (http://www.counseling.umd.edu/LAS/). Students can sign up for academic counselling to improve their study techniques and exam preparations. The counseling center is also able to address any concerns with mental health. Faculty can assist setting up appointments by calling 301-314-7651.

For more information, contact:
Michael Koliska

tltc.umd.edu



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12. Department of State Information Webinar

When: Monday, April 20, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Hornbake : University Career Center : 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Event Type(s): Special Event

Are you a student interested in getting involved with the Department of State?

Join the University Career Center this Monday, April 20 at 3:00 p.m. as we broadcast the live webinar "How to Engage with the Department of State as a Student" in our Multi-Purpose room. This webinar is hosted by the organization, Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) and led by Terry Davidson (a Department of State Diplomat in Residence), and will include information about student opportunities within the Department of State. We will also have the opportunity of posing our own questions to Mr. Davidson through this interactive webinar.

Enjoy this hour long presentation for free and the opportunity to network with other students interested in careers at the Department of State! Feel free to arrive early to help decide a question to ask Mr. Davidson!

RSVP here: http://ucc.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5482

Website: http://ucc.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5482

For more information, contact:
Neal Jerron McKinney
University Career Center & The President's Promise
+1 301 314 0420

http://ucc.umd.edu/events.cfm



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