Alternative Breaks Dialogue Program | Participant Application Opens Soon!
posted on September 19, 2020
The Alternative Breaks Dialogue Program looks to build a world in which UMD students are empowered learners in community together, taking action toward just causes. Through a fully virtual series of intentional and reflective dialogues addressing global social issues, student participants will exchange and evaluate different approaches that challenge specific structures of our global community.
Interested students must be able to commit 1.5 hours/week for 5 weeks between October 19th, 2020 - November 16th, 2020. Participant applications will open Sunday, September 20th, 2020. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about this program or check out our website: Alternativebreaks.umd.edu
Apply For Your Spot Here!
Upcoming Events at the Chapel
posted on September 18, 2020
Welcome Back, UMD!
From 8/28 through 9/20, the Chapel is open for private reflection on weekdays from 9 am - 5 pm. Chapel office staff are delighted to speak with you via email (email@example.com) or phone (301-314-9866 or 301-314-9893). Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-314-9893 should you wish to speak with a chaplain.
Rosh Hashana services in the Chapel Garden -- Fri., Sept. 18 through Sun., Sept. 20
Friday, Sept. 18, 6:45 - 7:30 pm
Sat., Sept. 19, 9 am - 12:30 pm; 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Sun., Sept. 20, 9 am - 1 pm
Parking is available in Lot Y behind the Chapel.
Reservations required at: https://marylandhillel.org/jewish-experience/high-holidays/
Wedding and All Event Open House: Visit Memorial Chapel
Consider choosing the University of Maryland Memorial Chapel for the location of your special event! Anyone is welcome to reserve space in Memorial Chapel regardless of affiliation to the University. Visit our wedding website (weddings.umd.edu) for more information! Call 301-314-9866 and we can provide you a virtual tour. Because of COVID-19, no open house dates are currently scheduled.
Student Group and Department Reservations
To request information about availability, room rental fees, and the reservation process, please contact our office and speak to one of our Event Managers, via email at email@example.com or phone at 301-314-9866.
The Stamp Gallery Presents: Connected Diaspora: Central American Visuality in the Age of Social Media
posted on September 11, 2020
Connected Diaspora: Central American Visuality in the Age of Social Media
Xiomara Garay, Latina. Jigsaw Woodcut, 2017
Exhibition on view September 22- October 17
Connected Diaspora: Central American Visuality in the Age of Social Media casts light on a new generation of artists who visually reflect on U.S Central American lives and experiences in the era of social media. These new voices from the Central American diaspora have built a creative community that transcends state lines and borders.
Their practices range from delicate ceramic sculptures to large scale paintings to digital art—exploring images of displacement, war, and trauma. Contemplations on everyday life, nature, and architecture, coupled with insights on invisibility and empowerment, are all manifested in this visual assembly. Central Americans make up the third largest U.S Latinx group—a statistic that is not equally reflected when referencing Latinx art. Beyond news articles, Central Americans in the diaspora are a creative force leading the way to a more expansive discourse on Latinx Art.
Curated by Veronica Melendez
Featuring artwork by: Eddy Leonel Aldana, Galileo Gonzalez, Kim LaVonne, Glenda Lissette, Dennissé Carlota Nieto Zelaya, Jessy DeSantis, Xiomara Garay, Celea Guevara, Kimberly Benavides, Veronica Melendez, Elizabeth Fernanda Rodriguez, Kiara Machado, Julia Mata, Juan Madrid, Isidra Sabio, Paulino Celestino Mejia, Keith L Torres, Johanna Toruño
Co-sponsored by the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UMD, as well as La Casa de la Cultura de El Salvador in Washington, DC
Registration information for additional programming held over Zoom will be added to stamp.umd.edu/gallery the week of September 14th
Fall 2020 Student Org Guidelines
posted on September 10, 2020
The University of Maryland is concerned for the health and safety of the entire University community, and continues to be in compliance with guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as those from state and local agencies. Even when these guidelines allow for events or gatherings, great care must be taken to limit and prevent the community transmission of COVID-19. Faculty, staff and student wellness and safety are a priority, and student organizations are key partners in the endeavor to keep our community healthy and safe. The nature of the disease is such that actions taken by an individual affect not only the well-being of that individual, but the well-being of every person with whom that individual has interacted with on our shared campus.
Student organizations have an important role to play in providing opportunities for students to connect and deepen friendships, deepen engagement with the university, as well as to engage in experiential learning. For these reasons the Student Organization Resource Center has put in place the following guidelines for student organizations to help keep our community safe and reduce the opportunities for transmission of COVID-19.
Call For GradTerp Stories!
posted on September 08, 2020
Do you have a quarantine story you’d like to share? How has the global pandemic and/or current events (e.g. social movements) impacted you as a graduate student at UMD? How have you coped or struggled with the changes in your community and the world? We would like to hear from you and listen to your story!
Submit a paragraph, a poem, a short essay, a video, or any other format to tell your story and/or the impact of COVID-19 or other current events on you as a GradTerp. Submit link here.
We will be accepting stories on a rolling basis in 2020 Fall. Selected entries will be featured in the GSL newsletter and social media platforms, if granted permission. This will also be a great chance for you to win some GSL swag items and add to your Maryland collections!
Sign up for the LCSL Newsletter!
posted on September 01, 2020
To get the latest information on LCSL and all of our programs, click HERE to sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter.
Apply for the Terrapin Learning Institute (TLI)
posted on September 01, 2020
TLI is a 5 week leadership development program that engages students in activites and critical dialouge
Dates: Weekly from the week of September 28 - October 26(Choose from sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings)
Apply at stamp.umd.edu/TLI
Maryland Mentor Corps Applications Closed
posted on August 27, 2020
Due to so much interest in applying to mentor with our programs in Fall 2020, we have closed our application early. If you are interested in being notified when our Spring 2021 application opens, please provide your contact information here.
Fall 2020 Registration Live at Studio A
posted on August 21, 2020
Studio A will be reopening this fall, starting with STAMP's physical reopening on Monday, September 14. We have worked all summer to change over our physical spaces in order to safely accommodate the University, State, County, and CDC's guidelines and are offering primarily virtual and hybrid classes and events, in order to safely reach you where you are.
This fall, we know it is more important than ever to have safe ways to creatively express yourself, and we created new offerings and modified many old favorites in order to accommodate health and safety guidelines. Feel free to follow us along on social media for more updates on what is happening in the Studio and our upcoming free workshop offerings, or check out our classes, and a preview of our DIY kits, available starting September 14.
Class listings are at stamp.umd.edu/StudioA/Class_Registration
MICA Land Acknowledgment
posted on March 06, 2020
Every community owes its existence and strength to the generations before them, around the world, who contributed their hopes, dreams, and energy into making the history that led to this moment. Some were brought here against their will, some were drawn to migrate from their homes in hope of a better life, and some have lived on this land for more generations than can be counted. Truth and acknowledgment are critical in building mutual respect and connections across all barriers of heritage and difference.
At the office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA), we believe it is important to create dialogue to honor those that have been historically and systemically disenfranchised. So, we acknowledge the truth that is often buried: We are on the ancestral lands of the Piscataway People, who were among the first in the Western Hemisphere. We are on indigenous land that was stolen from the Piscataway People by European colonists. We pay respects to Piscataway elders and ancestors. Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement that bring us together here today.