FYI Topics for Thursday August 28, 2014
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  1. Weight Watchers Open House
  2. Move-In Tech Support
  3. Women's Soccer vs. William & Mary
  4. 2014 WELCOMING AND NETWORKING RECEPTION FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS OF COLOR
  5. Open Forum on the War in Gaza
  6. Kappa Alpha Psi: First Klass
  7. NOW HIRING GRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT - CHIEF OF STAFF
  8. TOTUS Spoken Word Experience Course Registration
  9. Mithril Turtle--Call for Student Research Proposals

1. Weight Watchers Open House

When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Health Center : Heilsa Room
Event Type(s): Health

Did you know there was an active Weight Watchers group that meets on campus? Are you curious about the program? Then come to an Open House on Wednesday, September 3. You'll hear about the program, and if you do want to join, you're more than welcome to do so. (Cost is $39.95/month with a monthly pass). Meetings are every Wednesday, 12-12:30 in the Health Center's Heilsa Room on the ground floor. Weigh in starts at 11:45. Contact Jeannette Oliver (jlo@umd.edu) for further information.

For more information, contact:
Jeannette Lee Oliver
+1 301 405 5565



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2. Move-In Tech Support

Event Type(s): Other

During the official Fall Move-In (August 27-29), the IT Help Desk is open regular hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special weekend telephone support hours have been added. Call between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31 to get assistance with computer issues, wired and wireless networking connections, and telephone and voice mail setup.

For more information, contact:
Division of IT Help Desk
301.405.1500
www.helpdesk.umd.edu



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3. Women's Soccer vs. William & Mary

When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Ludwig Field
Event Type(s): Athletics

Join the Women's Soccer team at Ludwig Field tonight at 7 PM as they kick off their home schedule against William & Mary.

UMD faculty, staff and students receive FREE admission to this and all Women's Soccer regular-season home games with UMD ID.

Come out and support your Terps!

Website: http://www.umterps.com

Ticket Information:
Charges: UMD Faculty/Staff/Students FREE; Adults $6; Youth $4

For more information, contact:
Dan Kirk
301 314 7072



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4. 2014 WELCOMING AND NETWORKING RECEPTION FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS OF COLOR

When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Atrium Room (1107)
Event Type(s): Diversity

2014 WELCOMING AND NETWORKING RECEPTION FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS OF COLOR
All new and continuing graduate students of color and all other interested students are invited to attend this year's Networking and Welcoming Reception on Thursday, August 28th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Atrium Room (1107), in the Stamp Student Union.
This event will provide the opportunity to meet and greet graduate student groups and offices that support students of color on campus; network with faculty, staff, and administrators on campus; and meet graduate students from your department as well as from other programs across the university.
Refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact The Graduate School at gradschool@umd.edu.
RSVP by Wednesday, August 27th at 5 pm. To RSVP for this event, please go to http://ter.ps/6ac

Website: http://ter.ps/6ac



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5. Open Forum on the War in Gaza

When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Prince George's Room
Event Type(s): Special Event

Speak your mind and ask your burning questions. Experts will react and explain.

On the platform:
Prof. Shibley Telhami - Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development and Middle East expert
Prof. Yoram Peri -- Director of GIIS, Former advisor to Prime Minister Rabin
Prof. Ariel Bendor -- Expert on law and war on terrorism, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at GIIS.
Dr. Khaled Elgindy -- Former advisor to the Palestinian Authority, fellow at Brookings Institution
Shlomi Eldar -- Israeli journalist and expert on Hamas; Journalist-in-Residence at GIIS

For more information and to RSVP, visit
http://israelstudies.umd.edu/upcoming-events.html

Please contact Samantha Levine at levines@umd.edu with any questions.



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6. Kappa Alpha Psi: First Klass

When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 5:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Grand Ballroom
Event Type(s): Special Event

The Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi invite all fellow Terps to First Klass.

First Klass aims to provide students with a fun and safe environment to celebrate the beginning of the semester.

Join us on September 6th, from 10:00PM to 2:00AM in the Grand Ballroom, STAMP.

We want to reunite friends who haven't seen each other all summer and give incoming freshmen and incredible experience to begin their college careers.

First Klass will be unique and innovative event, with stunning AV, an engaging layout, a VIP section, and food and beverages that will be provided, all included in the ticket price. Most importantly, we want to provide an opportunity to have fun with members of our fraternity.

Website: http://twitter.com/TnTNupes

Ticket Information:
Charges: Hoff Ticket Window $7.00; At the Door $15.00;
Available at: SSU Ticket Office



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7. NOW HIRING GRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT - CHIEF OF STAFF

Event Type(s): Other

Now hiring the 2014-15 Graduate Student Government - Chief of Staff! Candidates should be energetic, enthusiastic, and possess strong communication skills. Responsibilities include representing, assisting, and advising the GSG President; scheduling, preparing agenda for, and attending weekly GSG Executive Committee meetings; attending and assisting in monthly meetings of the GSG Assembly meetings; other duties and projects as assigned by the GSG President. This is an hourly paid position with some flexible hours.

Questions? Contact the GSG Office: (301) 314-8630 or email gsg-office@umd.edu

Ready to Apply? Apply on ejobs: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/29122

Website: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/29122

For more information, contact:
Ellie Howe
+1 301 314 8503

https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/29122



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8. TOTUS Spoken Word Experience Course Registration

Where: Stamp Student Union : 1121
Event Type(s): Other,Diversity,Lecture,Training

Interested in social justice? Love poetry? Want to try something new?

TOTUS Spoken Word Experience (2-credits or audit) is still open for registration! It will take place Wednesdays from 3-5PM in the Stamp Student Union Room 1121.

Email Nkaya@umd.edu for registration info or simply show up the first day of class Sept. 3rd.
For additional info visit: http://thestamp.umd.edu/mica/totus

Website: http://thestamp.umd.edu/mica/totus

For more information, contact:
Naliyah Kaya
MICA
+1 301 405 8757

http://thestamp.umd.edu/mica/totus



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9. Mithril Turtle--Call for Student Research Proposals

When: Friday, October 10, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Type(s): Conference

2014 is the 60th anniversary of Lord of the Rings. The Mithril Turtle is the University of Maryland College Park's commemoration of this important literary and cultural milestone. A variety of events are planned for September 1 -- October 11, 2014.

Among these activities is a Student Research Conference on October 10.

Tolkien's created world is realistically and compellingly realized, making it ideal for creative exploration of a wide range of disciplines.

Undergraduates are invited to submit proposals by Sept 8 to mbutler5@umd.edu.

For more information, contact:
Michelle M. Butler
+1 301 405 2033



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