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  1. Celebrate Earth Day with the LEAF Outreach Team
  2. SEE's Terrapin Talent
  3. Earth Week Trail Run
  4. Roshan Institute's Yarshater Speaker Series: Dr. Farzaneh Milani
  5. Earth Week Sunset Paddle
  6. Spring 2015 ITforUM Newsletter
  7. Female Perspectives on The Nile
  8. TONIGHT! Sustainable Ag Tuesdays: Organic Certification, Labeling, and Standards
  9. Survey for people with visual impairments and a chance to win $25 Amazon gift card
  10. MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
  11. SPECIAL LECTURE
  12. TODAY: FREE Tuesday Group Meditation Sessions at the University Health Center
  13. Bike the DC Monuments and Memorials - Bike Passport Event
  14. SEE Presents Big Eyes
  15. Bike the DC Monuments & Memorials
  16. Brown-Bag Presentation: "Slavery in the Twenty-First Century: Combatting Human Trafficking"
  17. NEWCOMBE/PORTNEY SCHOLARSHIP
  18. College Park Toastmasters open house
  19. Masha Gessen Public Lecture: Putin's War Against the West
  20. GSWC Revising and Editing Your Own Writing Workshops!
  21. Tomorrow: Queer Life in the Real World Career Panel
  22. SEE Presents Big Eyes
  23. Grad Prom : Casino Royale
  24. Are you taking a Spanish class? Participate in a study!
  25. UHR - LDI Track I (Foundations of Leadership) Summer Series Just Released!
  26. Grad prom!
  27. Get your tickets to Grad Prom!
  28. Connecting In Mind, Body, and Spirit

1. Celebrate Earth Day with the LEAF Outreach Team

Event Type(s): Special Event

Join the LEAF Outreach Team at two exciting events on Earth Day. From 9am-3:30pm, join LEAF at the Sustainability Workshop-Engineering Grid Resiliency for a Changing Climate at the Kim Engineering Building. Take the Small Footprint Pledge and minimize your environmental impact. From 6-8pm, the LEAF Team will be at the Earth Day Festival, Grand Ballroom, The Stamp. Take the pledge and play our food miles game to find out the distance from field to fork.

For more information: http://ter.ps/earthmonth

For more information, contact:
Andrew S Muir
Office of Sustainability
+1 301 405 7068

http://sustainability.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

see.umd.edu



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3. Earth Week Trail Run

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Greenbelt National Park
Event Type(s): Recreation

Celebrate Earth Week with the Maryland Adventure Program (MAP) by joining us for a trail run at Greenbelt National Park - a hidden gem located just 3 miles from campus! MAP trip leaders will be leading runs of various lengths from 1.2 to 5.3 miles so there is something for everyone. Get out and be active with us in nature! Meet at MAP at 4:30 PM dressed to run. Transportation to Greenbelt is provided; please RSVP so we are sure we have enough vehicles. This project was made possible by a grant from The Outdoor Foundation and Aramark.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/764251833688766/

For more information, contact:
Amanda Mary Even
Campus Recreation Services
+1 301 226 3078

www.adventure.umd.edu



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4. Roshan Institute's Yarshater Speaker Series: Dr. Farzaneh Milani

When: Sunday, April 26, 2015 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Van Munching : Room 1524 (Howard Frank Auditorium)
Event Type(s): Art Exhibition,Lecture

The Roshan Institute for Persian Studies is pleased to announce the 2015 Yarshater Speaker Series. Dr. Farzaneh Milani will be joining us for a series of exciting events including a public lecture, "Forough Farrokhzad's Biography and Unpublished Letters," followed by a reception.

The event also includes "Humans of Tehran", an art exhibit by Iranian journalist Shirin Barghi.

Website: https://sllc.umd.edu/events/roshan-institutes-yarshater-speaker-series

For more information, contact:
Naz Beyranvand
Roshan Institute for Persian Studies



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5. Earth Week Sunset Paddle

When: Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Potomac River
Event Type(s): Recreation

Get out enjoy the spring weather during Earth Week while viewing the DC Monuments like you never have before! We'll paddle our kayaks up the Potomac River towards Georgetown and take a break for dinner as we watch the sunset. After this break, we will head back to the marina while viewing the DC monuments as they illuminate the night skyline. No kayaking experience is necessary. Space is limited; register online at http://ter.ps/EWsunpaddle. This project was made possible by a grant from The Outdoor Foundation and Aramark.

Website: http://ter.ps/EWsunpaddle

For more information, contact:
Amanda Even
Campus Recreation Services
+1 301 226 3078

www.adventure.umd.edu



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6. Spring 2015 ITforUM Newsletter

Event Type(s): Other

-- Create Diagrams, Publications, and More with New UMD Services
-- Access 130 UMD Services in One Location, from Any Computer or Mobile Device
-- Realize Your Ideas with Adobe Creative Cloud Apps
-- Research IT Topics with the Gartner Database

All of this information and more is available in the Division of IT's Spring 2015 ITforUM faculty/staff newsletter at www.it.umd.edu/ITforUM.

For more information, contact:
Division of Information Technology



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7. Female Perspectives on The Nile

When: Monday, April 27, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Where: Van Munching : School of Public Policy Atrium
Event Type(s): Lecture

Women play a vital role in the use, management and supply of resources such as water, food and energy at community and household levels in all the Nile Basin countries. However, they are often overlooked in decision-making and planning processes. What would a Nile Basin look like if its women were fully empowered, and how do their challenges relate to broader regional gender issues?

Join several female musicians from Nile Project Collective, along with Prof. Sahar Khamis, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and an Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Women's Studies and the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity at UMD, Prof. Chloe Schwenke, McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, with moderator Prof. Stacy Kosko, Assistant Director, Minor in International Development and Conflict Management at UMD.

Free lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Website: http://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2015/female-perspectives-nile

Ticket Information:
Charges: Free No ticket required; ;

For more information, contact:
Sarah Snyder
+1 301 405 8151



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8. TONIGHT! Sustainable Ag Tuesdays: Organic Certification, Labeling, and Standards

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: 1123 Jull Hall
Event Type(s): Lecture

Please join us and help spread the word about the next Sustainable Ag Tuesdays lecture of 2015. Free and open to the public.

"The How and Why of Organic: Certification, Labels, and Standards"
Betsy Rakola, National Organic Program, USDA
Tuesday, April 21
6:00-7:30 PM
Jull Hall 1123

For those who would like to join us virtually, the lecture can be viewed via Adobe Connect at https://webmeeting.umd.edu/sustainableagtuesdays/.
Questions will be welcomed from both our in-person and online audiences.

Hosted by the Institute of Applied Agriculture as part of the INAG248 Topics in Sustainable Agriculture course. Co-sponsored by the IAA and the Office of Sustainability.

For more information, contact:
Meredith Brooke Epstein
Institute of Applied Agriculture
+1 301 405 4690

iaa.umd.edu



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9. Survey for people with visual impairments and a chance to win $25 Amazon gift card

When: Monday, April 20, 2015 3:00 AM - Saturday, April 25, 2015 3:00 AM
Where: AV Williams : Online
Event Type(s): Other

Hello,

We are a team of graduate students in the Department of Computer Science at UMCP.

Our research team is exploring how we can improve privacy for mobile device for users with visual impairments. To this end, we are looking for people with visual impairments who use their mobile devices on a daily basis.

You will be asked to complete a survey -- http://ter.ps/8wq, that will also be accessible by screen-readers and will not take more than 30 minutes. Participation is completely voluntary.

To participate, you must be 18 years of age or older and visually impaired (low-vision, completely blind). We encourage people of all genders and ethnicities to participate.

If you are interested in participating please take the survey http://ter.ps/8wq.

For more information, contact:
Meethu Malu



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10. MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Where: Math Building : Colloquium Room 3206
Event Type(s): Colloquium

Speaker: Douglas Hofstadter (Indiana University at Bloomington) - http://www.soic.indiana.edu/all-people/profile.html?profile_id=229
Title: Analogies and Sequences: Intertwined Patterns of Integers and Patterns of Thought Processes

Website: http://www-math.umd.edu/research/colloquium.html#view-abstract

For more information, contact:
Linette Berry
Mathematics Department
+1 301 405 5058

www.math.umd.edu



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11. SPECIAL LECTURE

When: Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Physics : Room 1412
Event Type(s): Lecture

Speaker: Douglas Hofstadter (Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition, Indiana University, Bloomington)
Title: Feuerbach’s Theorem: A Beautiful Theorem Deserves a Beautiful Proof

Website: http://www-math.umd.edu/research/seminars/special-lecture.html

For more information, contact:
Linette Berry
Department of Mathematics
+1 301 405 5058

www.math.umd.edu



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12. TODAY: FREE Tuesday Group Meditation Sessions at the University Health Center

Where: Health Center : 0142 (Afya)
Event Type(s): Health

Meditation is a journey inward to the authentic self, and is a technology that brings health and healing to mind, body and spirit. The University Health Center offers FREE Group meditation sessions to all students, faculty, and staff.
Attend our spring 2015 sessions:

Tuesdays, 12-1pm and 5-6pm

All meditation sessions are in the University Health Center, Afya Room 0142.

Want to meditate now? Listen here as Edie Anderson, Certified Meditation Counselor, takes you through a breathing technique that will leave you feeling calm and relaxed.
http://www.health.umd.edu/sites/default/files/Edie_calmness_meditation_9-21-12.mp3

Website: http://www.health.umd.edu/meditation

For more information, contact:
Edie Anderson
University Health Center
+1 301 314 9629

www.health.umd.edu



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13. Bike the DC Monuments and Memorials - Bike Passport Event

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type(s): Special Event

Join MAP for a sunset ride among some of Washington DC's most famous landmarks! Ride leaders will set an easy pace and provide opportunities to stop at various monuments and memorials along the ride. Transportation for you and your bicycle to and from downtown DC is included. The group will depart from at 6 PM and return by 10:00 PM. The cost of the trip is $15 / person and group size is limited to eight participants. Sign up at the MAP Rental Desk or at www.adventure.umd.edu.

Website: http://dots.umd.edu/bike_passport.html

For more information, contact:
Brian Eugene Sweeney Jr
Department of Transportation Services
+1 301 314 7446

http://dots.umd.edu/



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14. 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

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1545160249098174/

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

see.umd.edu



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15. Bike the DC Monuments & Memorials

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Cole Field House : Campus Bike Shop
Event Type(s): Other

Join MAP for a sunset ride among some of Washington DC's most famous landmarks! Ride leaders will set an easy pace and provide opportunities to stop at various monuments and memorials along the ride. Transportation for you and your bicycle to and from downtown DC is included. The group will depart from at 6 PM and return by 10:00 PM. The cost of the trip is $15 / person and group size is limited to eight participants. Sign up at the MAP Rental Desk or online: http://ter.ps/BikeDC3

Website: http://ter.ps/BikeDC3

For more information, contact:
Jeffrey Cyril Holliday
Maryland Adventure Program
+1 301 226 4421

www.adventure.umd.edu



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16. Brown-Bag Presentation: "Slavery in the Twenty-First Century: Combatting Human Trafficking"

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Francis Scott Key : 2120
Event Type(s): Lecture

The Center for the History of the New America welcomes you to attend the Spring session of our brown-bag discussion series. In this presentation, Dr. White of the University of Maryland's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice will evaluate different forms of human trafficking, as well as international and domestic trends and practices.
Light refreshments will be provided, but please bring your lunch.

Website: http://newamerica.umd.edu/brown-bag.php

For more information, contact:
Tyler S Stump
Center for the History of the New America
+1 301 405 4330

newamerica.umd.edu



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17. NEWCOMBE/PORTNEY SCHOLARSHIP

Where: Shoemaker
Event Type(s): Other

Two scholarship funds for adult students are available through the Returning Students Program of the Counseling Center.

The University of Maryland is pleased to be selected as a partner institution with the Newcombe Foundation by providing Newcombe scholarships for mature adult students seeking to complete bachelor's degrees at the University.

The Gerald G. Portney Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in October 1995 by Clara Portney Felsher to honor the memory of her late husband, Gerald G. Portney. This fund serves to provide financial assistance for returning students.

For more information please contact Monica Kearney msk0191@umd.edu

Application Deadline: May 22, 2015

For more information, contact:
Monica Sherri Kearney



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18. College Park Toastmasters open house

When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Mid-Atlantic Crossroads, 5825 University Research Court : Ste. 2500
Event Type(s): Other

You stand up to lead a meeting. Your palms get sweaty and your carefully rehearsed talking points get lost in your nervousness.

You've worked years on research that you're sure will have an impact. Now if you could just present it clearly with professional excitement.

Let Toastmasters help!

Toastmasters is an international organization that has been helping people develop confidence and speaking skills since 1924. The College Park club, a community of supportive colleagues who share your desire to learn by doing, will host an open house on April 29 at Mid-Atlantic Crossroads, 5825 University Research Court, Suite 2500.

Join us to enjoy brief speeches and refreshments. Free parking

For more information about the club, visit http://1983973.toastmastersclubs.org.



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19. Masha Gessen Public Lecture: Putin's War Against the West

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Tawes Fine Arts : Ulrich Recital Hall
Event Type(s): Lecture

The Maya Brin Residency program is thrilled to be hosting Masha Gessen, the prominent Russian-American journalist and LGBT activist. Her visit to the School of Languages, Literatures, and cultures includes this public lecture on "Putin's War Against the West."

Gessen's work has appeared in the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Slate, and the Guardian, and she frequently appears on American TV and radio. Her newest book, published on April 7, 2015, is The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy.

Website: https://sllc.umd.edu/events/masha-gessen-public-lecture-putin%E2%80%99s-war-against-west?mini=2015-4&date=2015-4

For more information, contact:
Zhanna R. Vernola



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20. GSWC Revising and Editing Your Own Writing Workshops!

Where: McKeldin Library
Event Type(s): Other

You have a draft of that seminar paper that is due in a few weeks, but now what? How do you progress toward a next draft? Where do you begin to revise? How can you be an effective editor of your own work? Sign-up for this two-hour workshop, led by Writing Fellows from the Graduate School Writing Center, and find out. STUDENTS MUST HAVE A DRAFT OF THEIR WORK AT THE WORKSHOP, and space is limited to 12 students per workshop. Workshops will be offered on Monday, May 4, from 10am-12noon; Tuesday, May 5, from 10am-12noon, and Wednesday, May 6, from 1pm-3pm. For details and to register, go to umdwritingfellows.wordpress.com.

Contactgradwritingfellows@umd.edu for further information.

Website: http://www.umdwritingfellows.wordpress.com

For more information, contact:
Emily Becker
Graduate School Writing Center in McKeldin Library
+1 301 405 9871

www.umdwritingfellows.wordpress.com



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21. Tomorrow: Queer Life in the Real World Career Panel

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Hornbake : University Career Center : 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 for this event: 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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22. SEE Presents Big Eyes

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 7:00 PM - 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

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1545160249098174/

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

http://see.umd.edu/



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23. Grad Prom : Casino Royale

When: Friday, April 24, 2015 8:00 PM - Saturday, April 25, 2015 12:00 PM
Where: University of Maryland Golf Course
Event Type(s): Special Event

"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.
When - Friday, April 24th 2015, 8 pm - 12 am
Where - Mulligan's on the UMD Golf Course
Tickets - $10 in advance and $15 at the door. (Tickets will be available online and at the Stamp Ticket Office until 5 pm on Friday, 4/24, or directly at the door)
Tickets are available here - http://umdtickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=294&cid=51

Ticket Information:
Charges: http://umdtickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=294&cid=51 $10; ;

For more information, contact:
Preeti Devendra Lakhole
+1 301 405 9087



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24. Are you taking a Spanish class? Participate in a study!

Where: Taliaferro : 1104
Event Type(s): Other

The Language Learning and Cognition Study is recruiting participants for the rest of this semester and the summer!

Participate in 14 sessions of 1-2 hours each at Taliaferro. You will be asked to complete cognitive tasks and questionnaires, as well as training tasks on an iPad.

Receive $240 for completing the study ($5 each for sessions 1-13, and $175 at the final session). After completing session 14, you will get a raffle entry to win one of 10 $200 gift cards!

Eligibility criteria include (see www.casl.umd.edu/langlcs for full list):
- 18-30 years of age
- monolingual native speaker of English
- currently enrolled in a 200- or 300-level Spanish course or completed a 300-level Spanish course within the past year
- not started studying Spanish before age 12
- no immersion experience of longer than 1 month in a Spanish-speaking country

To take the pre-screen, visit https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/SE/?SID=SV_1O1Q2afayIkuVBb.

Contact us at LangLCS@casl.umd.edu.

Website: http://www.casl.umd.edu/langlcs



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25. UHR - LDI Track I (Foundations of Leadership) Summer Series Just Released!

Event Type(s): Training

Foundations of Leadership is a 6-course program covering the essential skills needed to be an effective supervisor. This experiential learning, highly-interactive program gives participants the practical knowledge and skills to develop employees, plan, delegate, execute, improve communication, morale and performance. The series starts Tuesday, June 23. It is open to staff/faculty at any level of supervisory experience and to aspiring supervisors.

Each course must be registered for individually.

Keys to a Positive Workplace June 23
Communication Essentials July 7
Conflict Resolution July 21
Effective Delegation July 28
Planning & Execution August 4
Performance Conversations August 11

To register: www.training.umd.edu

Website: http://uhr.umd.edu/learning-and-talent-development/leadership-development-initiatives-ldi/

For more information, contact:
Art Dwight
L&TD, UHR
301-405-0193

www.uhr.umd.edu



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26. 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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27. 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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28. Connecting In Mind, Body, and Spirit

When: Friday, April 24, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Memorial Chapel : Garden Chapel in the case of rain : Garden & Labyrinth
Event Type(s): Other,Health,Recreation,Special Event

Join us for FREE meditation Fridays in April at the Memorial Chapel Garden & Labyrinth (Garden Chapel in the case of rain). Meditation on the theme of "Connecting in Mind, Body, and Spirit" will be led by Edie Anderson from the University Health Center and will be focused on promoting and expanding mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Funded in part by the Open Spaces Sacred Places Foundation.

RSVP to chapel@umd.edu (or 4-9866) to reserve a free turkey, vegetarian or vegan lunch.

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

chapel.umd.edu



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