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  1. Alternative Breaks Staff/Faculty Advisor Applications available
  2. Campus Recreation Services Program Offerings
  3. TODAY: An Open Forum on the War in Gaza
  4. Weight Watchers Open House TODAY!!!
  5. Registration Open! 2014 Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education (OMSE) Unity Welcome Fair & Festival- Friday, October 3, 2014!
  6. Farmers Market on campus TODAY
  7. Grad Students! Free Workshop- Everything You Need To Know About Renting.
  8. Repertoire Orchestra Auditions - There's Still Time!
  9. "Step Into the New Year" Labyrinth Walk
  10. OUT For Work National LGBTQA Student Career Conference
  11. Step into the New Year
  12. UMD ESOL CONVERSATION PROGRAM FALL 2014 PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
  13. Ladies' Fall Golf League at UMGC
  14. TODAY: Free Public Art Opening at The Art Gallery
  15. Graduate Student of Color Space
  16. PAL is recruiting Peer Educators/ Tutors
  17. UMD Symphony Orchestra presents: PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
  18. UMD Wind Orchestra: Double Percussion Concerto with music by Sigur Ros and Richard Strauss!
  19. Learners of Arabic, paid language study!

1. Alternative Breaks Staff/Faculty Advisor Applications available

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

Staff/Faculty Advisors serve as a learning partner for each Alternative Breaks 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.

Advisor applications are now available online (http://alternativebreaks.umd.edu)and due September 24th.

To learn more, join us at one of the upcoming AB Meet and Greet events where you can talk with student and staff leaders of the program.
--Sept. 10th, 6-8pm, Stamp Atrium
--Sept. 23rd, 4-6pm, Stamp Atrium

Website: http://alternativebreaks.umd.edu

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

http://alternativebreaks.umd.edu



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2. Campus Recreation Services Program Offerings

Where: Eppley Recreation Center
Event Type(s): Recreation

The Department of Campus Recreation Services is pleased to announce that new programs are now open for registration! Please visit us online at www.crs.umd.edu and click on Community Programs. Tennis, Swimming and Aquatic Fitness classes are all beginning soon, so don't wait!!

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

For more information, contact:
Mary Mires
301 226 4409

www.crs.umd.edu



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3. TODAY: An 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): Meeting

The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies (GIIS) and
The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development are sponsoring an

Open Forum on the War in Gaza

Speak your mind and ask your burning questions.
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.

Website: http://www.israelstudies.umd.edu/upcoming-events.html

For more information, contact:
Samantha Levine
Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies
+1 301 405 9413

http://www.israelstudies.umd.edu



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4. Weight Watchers Open House TODAY!!!

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 TODAY, 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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5. Registration Open! 2014 Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education (OMSE) Unity Welcome Fair & Festival- Friday, October 3, 2014!

When: Friday, October 03, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Grand Ballroom
Event Type(s): Other,Diversity,Special Event

Each fall, the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education hosts the "Unity Welcome." The Unity Welcome provides an opportunity to welcome the campus' more than 10,000 multi-ethnic students back to school in fun, festive manner. Students are introduced to the vast array of programs and services at the University of Maryland which support their personal and academic development. This year's event will be held on Friday, October 3, 2014 from 12 noon - 2 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union. The event is free and open to the entire campus.

INFORMATION FAIR REGISTRATION
Campus departments and student organizations are invited to participate in the information fair portion of the event. This is an excellent time to reach the campus' talented & diverse Terps! Registration information coming soon!

2014 Partner: The Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA)

Website: http://bit.ly/1onpMqy

For more information, contact:
Tunji Sawyer, MBA
Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education (OMSE)
+1 301 405 5619

http://bit.ly/1onpMqy



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6. Farmers Market on campus TODAY

When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Outside Cole Fieldhouse, Campus Drive entrance
Event Type(s): Special Event

Welcome back, Terps! Visit The Farmers Market at Maryland today from 11am - 3pm outside Cole. Here's what you'll find at market this week:

Fruits - apples (Ginger gold, Golden supreme, Honeycrisp, Pink pearl, Star gala, Sansa, Zestar), blackberries, canary melons, cantaloupe, watermelon (orange, yellow, personal-sized), peaches (yellow, white), pears (Asian, Bartlett), plums, raspberries

Vegetables -- artichoke, beans (waxed, roma, purple, green), beets (red, golden), black-eyed peas, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, collard greens, cucumbers, eggplant (light, dark, fairy-tale), tomatoes (cherry, green, greenhouse, heirloom), kale, lettuce, onions (red, white, sweet, green), peppers (hot, green, red) potatoes (red, white, fingerling, sweet, Yukon gold), summer squash, sweet corn, Swiss chard

Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/farmersmarket.umd), Twitter and Instagram (@farmersmarketUM) for all the latest!

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

For more information, contact:
Kate Maloney
Campus Recreation Services
+1 301 226 2730



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7. Grad Students! Free Workshop- Everything You Need To Know About Renting.

When: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Pyon Su #2108
Event Type(s): Other

Workshop Topic: Everything You Need To Know About Renting
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Time: 12:30 -- 1:30 (lunch served at 12:15)
Location: Pyon Su Room 2108 Stamp Union
For: Grad Students

Description:
This is a must-attend workshop for anyone who is renting a room, apartment, or house! As a renter, you may have a number of questions including what you should do if your landlord is not making necessary repairs, whether you have the right to get your security deposit back if you break to lease early, or who is responsible for the utilities or yard maintenance. For answers to these and other questions you may have about renting, join GLAO and Karen Straughn, Assistant Attorney General for the Maryland Consumer Protection Division, at our workshop. For more information and to register, please visit: www.thestamp.umd.edu/gradlegalaid

Website: http://www.thestamp.umd.edu/gradlegalaid



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8. Repertoire Orchestra Auditions - There's Still Time!

Where: Clarice Smith PAC
Event Type(s): Other

Sign-up today to audition for the UMD Repertoire Orchestra. To learn more about us visit our website below.
http://www.music.umd.edu/ensembles/orchestras/umro

Auditions will take place:
When: Sept. 5-7
Where: Rm. 2126, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Requirements: Please prepare an excerpt with contrasting elements from the standard repertoire for your instrument. Sightreading may also be asked at the audition.

E-mail jdrew@umd.edu with your name, instrument and available times on Friday 5:30-9p, Saturday 1-8p, and Sunday 2-6p. Please give as many options as possible!

For more information, contact:
Enrico Lopez-Yanez
+1 301 405 5549

http://www.music.umd.edu/ensembles/orchestras/umro



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9. "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 Labyrinth Walk! Drop by the Garden of Reflection and Remembrance between 12-2pm to enjoy a nourishing snack and quiet reflection.

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



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10. OUT For Work National LGBTQA Student Career Conference

When: Friday, September 26, 2014 - Sunday, September 28, 2014
Where: Washington Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC
Event Type(s): Conference,Diversity

Don't miss the 10th Annual National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Ally (LGBTQA) College Student Career Conference scheduled for September 26-28, 2014 at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC. This conference will feature panel discussions about sexual orientation, gender identity and coming out in the workplace, skill building workshops and guest speakers, including John Berry, Donna Rose, Jonathan Capehart, Joe Solmonese, Gary Gates, Chai Feldblum and many more! Read more about the conference agenda here.

As a partner, the University of Maryland has a limited number of spaces for students to participate FREE OF CHARGE. This includes conference materials and meals. The normal fee is $55.

Learn more here: ter.ps/ofw

For more information, contact:
Kate Anne Juhl
+1 301 314 4040

ter.ps/ofw



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11. Step into the New Year

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

Please join us for the "Step into the New Year" Labyrinth Walk on Wednesday, September 3, at the Garden of Reflection and Remembrance. Drop in between noon and 2 pm, complete a mantra stone with a personal message for the school year, enjoy a nourishing snack.

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

For more information, contact:
Denise McHugh
301-314-9866

www.chapel.umd.edu



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12. UMD ESOL CONVERSATION PROGRAM FALL 2014 PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Event Type(s): Other

The ESOL conversation program gives UMD international students, faculty and non-UMD community members a chance to improve their English conversation skills through weekly conversation sessions with student and community volunteers.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to lead conversation sessions and participants who want to improve their Oral English skills.

Interested volunteers, please fill out this online pre-registration form http://studentvoice.com/mary/esolvolunteerfall14

Interested participants- please fill out this online pre-registration form - http://studentvoice.com/uom-cp/esolparticipantfall14

Website: http://umdesol.weebly.com/

For more information, contact:
Adam Lax
ESOL Conversation Program
+1 301 314 5919

http://counseling.umd.edu/LAS/ESOL/



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13. Ladies' Fall Golf League at UMGC

When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 3:00 PM - Friday, September 05, 2014 3:00 PM
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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14. TODAY: Free Public Art Opening at The Art Gallery

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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15. Graduate Student of Color Space

When: Thursday, September 04, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : 1121 Stamp (MICA/LCSL Conference Room)
Event Type(s): Diversity,Meeting

Come meet, connect, and build community with your fellow graduate students of color!

The Graduate Student of Color Space
-Is a closed space for self-identified graduate students of color;
-Is a healing space to talk about possible concerns/issues surrounding experiences in and outside of campus
-Is an informal kick back

The first meeting will be Thursday, September 4 at 6:30pm in the MICA Conference Room | 1121 The Stamp. Refreshments will be provided.

Subsequent bi-weekly meetings TBD.

For more information please contact Michelle Strange mstrange@umd.edu or Kai Mascarenas at kaimasca@umd.edu.

For more information, contact:
Kristina Mascarenas
+1 301 314 7938



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16. PAL is recruiting Peer Educators/ Tutors

When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 1:00 PM - Sunday, September 07, 2014 11:00 PM
Where: Shoemaker : 2202
Event Type(s): Special Event

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program from the Learning Assistance Service office is recruiting Peer Educators/ Tutors for Fall 2014. Peer Educators who have previously experienced success in difficult courses meet individually with students to improve their performance.
Peer Educators/ Tutors have the opportunity to receive official Learning Assistance Service (LAS) peer educator certification and/or College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA)'s International Mentor Training Program Certification (IMTPC).
We are now accepting applications. Deadline: 9/7/2014. For additional details regarding this program, or to receive an application, please contact: Katie Koo at katiekoo@umd.edu or Visit the website: http://www.counseling.umd.edu/LAS/html/pal.html.

Website: http://www.counseling.umd.edu/LAS/html/pal.html.

For more information, contact:
Katie Koo
+1 301 314 7699



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17. UMD Symphony Orchestra presents: PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

When: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Clarice Smith PAC : Dekelboum Concert Hall
Event Type(s): Concert

The UMD Symphony Orchestra opens its season with Ravel's arrangement of Pictures at an Exhibition.

Originally written as a suite for piano by Modest Mussorgsky, Ravel's masterful orchestration adds an aural dimension to the ten watercolors and drawings that are depicted in the work.

UMD faculty artist Larissa Dedova joins UMSO to give the world premiere of faculty composer Mark Wilson's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.

Website: http://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2014/umd-symphony-orchestra-pictures-exhibition

Ticket Information:
Charges: Regular 25; Student 10 ; NEXTLevel 20
Available at: Clarice Smith Box Office
Phone: +1 301 405 2787
Website: http://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2014/umd-symphony-orchestra-pictures-exhibition



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18. UMD Wind Orchestra: Double Percussion Concerto with music by Sigur Ros and Richard Strauss!

When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Clarice Smith PAC : Dekelboum Concert Hall
Event Type(s): Concert

Hear the breathtaking aural spectrum of orchestral percussion when UMD percussion professor Dr. Lee Hinkle and his mentor, percussionist Robert McCormick, are featured soloists in Baljinder Sekhon's new work, Double Percussion Concerto for Two Solo Percussionists and Wind Ensemble.

Hinkle, who has been recognized for his artistic flair and rock-steady style, is a leader in the now-generation of solo percussionists, and a champion of new music for his instrument.

UMWO's program also includes the Maryland premiere of Music for Wind Orchestra (no strings attached) by Andre Previn, an arrangement of Sigur Ros' Ara Batur, and Richard Strauss' Suite, Op. 4.

Website: http://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2014/umd-wind-orchestra-double-percussion-concerto

Ticket Information:
Charges: Regular 25; Student 10; NEXTLevel 20
Available at: Clarice Smith Box Office
Phone: +1 301 405 2787
Website: http://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2014/umd-wind-orchestra-double-percussion-concerto



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19. Learners of Arabic, paid language study!

When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 4:00 PM - Saturday, September 20, 2014 4:00 PM
Event Type(s): Other

Native speakers of English who are learning Arabic can participate in a paid study! The study will involve listening to nonsense words in Arabic, taking a short proficiency test, and completing a survey.

Participants will be paid $10/hour for one session of approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. The experiment will take place at 0202 Jimenez Hall on campus. You must be at least 18 years old to participate.

If you are interested in participating, please email Alia at abiller@umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Alia Biller



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