FYI Topics for Friday August 29, 2014
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  1. Serve as an Alternative Breaks Staff/Faculty Advisor
  2. 2014-2015 First Year Book
  3. Council on the Environment Green Fellowship Announcement
  4. Lavender Convocation 2014
  5. Eastbound Campus Drive, sidewalk closed for Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center construction
  6. "Step Into the New Year" Labyrinth Walk
  7. Ladies' Fall Golf League at UMGC
  8. Psycho-Educational Evaluations for Children and Adolescents
  9. #2 Men's Soccer - Home Opener vs. #17 Coastal Carolina
  10. FREE Public Art Opening at The Art Gallery on 9/3

1. Serve as an Alternative Breaks Staff/Faculty Advisor

Where: Stamp Student Union
Event Type(s): Community Service

The University of Maryland Alternative Breaks program engages individuals in short-term service-learning experiences that challenge social, political and economic structures of our global community. Through reflection, education and service, Alternative Breaks develops mutually beneficial community partnerships, critical thinking and leadership skills to create a socially just world.

Staff/Faculty Advisors serve as a learning partner for each student team and as an advisor for Experience Leaders by providing support, guidance and resources throughout planning, educational and experiential activities before, during and after the immersion trip.

Join us at one of the upcoming AB Meet and Greet events where you can talk with student and staff leaders of the program. Advisor applications are now available online and due September 24th.

Website: http://alternativebreaks.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Alternative Breaks
+1 301 314 2895

http://alternativebreaks.umd.edu



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2. 2014-2015 First Year Book

Event Type(s): Other

The 2014-2015 First Year Book is s story about an innovator who dropped out of college to start a company in his garage. His company would become internationally known, developing a product that then became iconic of an age and changed the technology we use on a day to day basis.

The book is Instant, and the innovator was the founder of Polaroid, Edwin Land. His story of innovation became a model for Apple's Steve Jobs, who made pilgrimages to Land before Land's death. The University of Maryland values the spirit of innovation, having imbedded it in many of the undergraduate courses.

Books are free and available for all new students in Marie Mount 2110.

Please see www.fyb.umd.edu for resources on the book and information about the author. Stay tuned for the weekly blog and check back in for more information on the Instant Project . Author Chris Bonanos will be on campus October 29.

Website: http://www.fyb.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Lisa J. Kiely
+1 301 405 0966

www.fyb.umd.edu



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3. Council on the Environment Green Fellowship Announcement

Event Type(s): Other

Solving society's environmental problems is an inherently interdisciplinary effort, requiring both innovation within disciplines and collaboration across them. ConE will award a 10K Green Fellowship for the Environment this fall to be shared by two currently supported UMCP graduate students whose research is relevant to the environment in a broad sense. Currently supported UMCP graduate students who are interested in formulating new transdisciplinary research ideas pertaining to the environment are eligible. Proposals are due on Friday, November 7, 2014.

For complete details: http://cone.umd.edu/index.php/education/green-fund

Website: http://cone.umd.edu/index.php/education/green-fund

For more information, contact:
Catherine OBrien Stephens
Council on the Environment
+1 301 405 6346

http://cone.umd.edu/



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4. Lavender Convocation 2014

When: Monday, September 08, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Resource fair in Prince George's Room : Grand Ballroom Lounge
Event Type(s): Diversity,Special Event

Co-MC'd by two famed poets/comedians of color, Regie Cabico and J Mase III, this year's Lavender Convocation Extravaganza is going to be a BLAST! There'll be free food and drinks, a keynote by our very own student leader Myke Hatcher-McLarin, a musical performance by Natalie Singal, and a resource and involvement fair with the many LGBTQ and allied groups and services on campus. Meet new people, see old friends. Students, staff, and faculty are all encouraged to join us. The ceremony starts at 4pm in the Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Student Union. Involvement fair follows the ceremony in the adjacent Prince Georges Room, and runs to about 6pm. THANKS to our key co-sponsors, the Department of Resident Life and the Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/238093779721995/?ref=br_tf

For more information, contact:
LGBT Equity Center
301.405.8720

lgbt.umd.edu



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5. Eastbound Campus Drive, sidewalk closed for Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center construction

Event Type(s): Other

Construction of the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center has begun. The construction area is fenced off for your safety. Pedestrians and unauthorized vehicles are prohibited. No traffic is permitted on eastbound Campus Drive. Pedestrians, please be safe and use the designated crosswalks; do not walk in the roadway along Campus Drive.

To follow the progress of construction from a safe distance, view our webcam at www.facilities.umd.edu (click on the picture of the building on the bottom left).

For more information, contact:
Robert Martinazzi
Facilities Management

www.facilities.umd.edu



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6. "Step Into the New Year" Labyrinth Walk

When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Memorial Chapel : Garden of Remembrance and Reflection
Event Type(s): Meeting,Recreation,Special Event

Start the school year off with some meditation and relaxation at Memorial Chapel's "Step Into the New Year" Labyrinth Walk. Drop by between 12-2pm on Wednesday, September 3rd to enjoy a nourishing snack and quiet reflection.

For more information, contact:
Memorial Chapel
301-314-9866



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7. Ladies' Fall Golf League at UMGC

Where: University of Maryland Golf Course
Event Type(s): Recreation

The University of Maryland Golf Course is hosting a ladies' after-work golf league beginning Thursday, Sept 11 -- tee off at 4:30 / 4:45PM. Come out and enjoy the last bit of beautiful weather by playing 9 before the weekend starts. All levels of play invited! For $75, we'll play Sept 11, 18, 25 and October 2 to include greens fees and a cart. If you can only make it to a few outings, pay as you play for $25 each week. Space is limited -- please contact Lisa Geraghty for questions and to register.

For more information, contact:
Lisa A. Geraghty
+1 301 405 3506



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8. Psycho-Educational Evaluations for Children and Adolescents

Where: Benjamin
Event Type(s): Other

Looking for a reduced-cost, comprehensive evaluation for your child or adolescent?

The School Psychology doctoral program's Psychological and Educational Evaluation and Research (PEER) service provides comprehensive evaluations for children and adolescents with learning, behavioral, social-emotional, and other areas of concern.

A few slots are available this fall. For additional information, please contact Dr. Jill Berger (jmberger@umd.edu or 301-405-0687).

For more information, contact:
Dr. Jill Berger
301-405-0687



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9. #2 Men's Soccer - Home Opener vs. #17 Coastal Carolina

When: Monday, September 01, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Ludwig Field
Event Type(s): Athletics

Join your #2 Maryland Men's Soccer team at Ludwig Field on Monday, Sept. 1 at 7 PM as the Terps kick off their 2014 home season against 17th-ranked Coastal Carolina!

Admission is FREE for all Faculty/Staff!

GO TERPS!

Website: http://www.umterps.com

Ticket Information:
Charges: Faculty/Staff/Student FREE; ;
Available at: Terrapin Ticket Office at Comcast Center
Phone: 1.800.IM.A.TERP
Website: http://www.umterps.com

For more information, contact:
Jordan P Looby
+1 301 314 7162



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10. FREE Public Art Opening at The Art Gallery on 9/3

When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Art-Sociology : The Art Gallery : 2202
Event Type(s): Art Exhibition

Two new exhibitions will be on view concurrently:

"Process It All: Selected Works by Chip Lord" -- A pioneer of early video art, this exhibition celebrates the acquisition of seven works by artist Chip Lord, made between 1977 and 1984, for gallery's permanent collection.

"Carving Out Freedom, Piecing a Community" -- On view will be monumental steamroller-printed woodcuts created by students from the University of Maryland, Corcoran College of Art & Design, and members of THEARC community in DC.

Food and drinks will be served. Admission is FREE.

Website: http://www.artgallery.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Taras W Matla
The Art Gallery
+1 301 405 1474



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