Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Global Advocacy Showcase & Dinner Tonight in Stamp!

Are you looking for a cause?

Do you want to get involved?

Join us along with various organizations to explore different paths of advocacy.

Dinner (Chik-Fil-A and SUBWAY) will be served

7:30 p.m. Thursday April 24
Margaret Brent Room, Stamp
A BSOS Global Scholars capstone project

Thanks to MICA for their support.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Scholarships for Unpaid Internships: Applications Close Tomorrow

In 2013, the University Career Center & The President's Promise awarded 80+ students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid summer internships. Bright Futures Scholarships are back again for summer 2014!  The application will be available beginning Tuesday, April 1 with a submission deadline of Friday, April 23 at 5 p.m.  Click here for details.

Federal & Global Semester Applications Still Open!




Want college credit for a Washington internship? Interested in global or domestic issues? Intrigued by the idea of a career in public service?  Apply now to the 

Federal Semester Program or Global Semester in Washington, D.C.!

In both programs students take a fall-semester seminar from industry practitioners in one of several concentrations covering foreign policy, diplomacy, homeland security, energy and environment, and science in a global context. In the spring semester, students intern at federal agencies, congressional offices, think-tanks, nonprofits, and related organizations. 

For details and an application form, go to http://federalsemester.umd.edu
and/or http://globalsemesterdc.umd.edu or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Dr. Joan Burton, Director. Second wave of applications due April 29.

UMD Students Wanted for Drowsy Driving Survey (with Chance to Win $25 E-Gift Card!)

UMD students are invited to participate in a research study on drowsy driving conducted by a Master of Public Health student. Your participation in this study would involve about 20 to 25 minutes of your time to complete an online questionnaire about your attitudes, perceptions, intentions, willingness and previous experiences related to drowsy driving.

By completing the questionnaire, you will become eligible to participate in a raffle to win one of 10 $25 electronic Gift Cards from your choice of Amazon, iTunes or Starbucks.  

If interested, please click the secure link below to get started.
https://umd.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b2sAsae1ngViI17

Although you will not benefit directly from participating in this study, your participation may help enhance general understanding of the personal and cognitive factors that contribute to drowsy driving behavior in young people. This knowledge could be used in the future to develop more effective interventions against drowsy driving in young people, who are particularly vulnerable to the health and safety hazards associated with drowsy driving behavior.
For more information, please contact:
Clark J. Lee, JD, Master of Public Health Candidate
Department of Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health
cjlee@umd.edu
This research has been fully approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the University of Maryland, College Park (IRB # 585643-2).

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Cross-Cultural Opportunities Panel Tuesday in Hornbake!

  • Interested in learning or relearning a second language? 
  • Want to get involved on campus but don’t know where to start? 
  • Thinking about studying abroad? 
Then come hear about paid and volunteer cross-cultural opportunities right here on campus!

Panelists include:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m
University Career Center & The President’s Promise 
(3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)


Refreshments will be served!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Looking For A Way To Make A Difference?! City Year Can Help

Last City Year Deadline - April 30th!

Our last application deadline is approaching! We are still looking for diverse young leaders that are willing to commit to a year of service for the 2014-2015 school year. I am happy to discuss anything you have questions about including the experience of serving, questions about a particular location, benefits, the application process, or anything else you are curious about. We hope you consider committing to a year of full-time service to have a powerful impact on our community and gain the skills and experiences needed to become our nation's future leaders.

Feel free to email me ucoons@cityyear.org or call me directly 202-742-5273. I look forwarding to connecting with you about opportunities at City Year.

And, if you’d like to hear what the currently serving corps is saying about their city year, check out the conversation on Twitter at #makebetterhappen.



Calling All Terps: Sexual Assault Awareness Workshop

Don't miss Half the Sky at UMD, TerpLift, and CARE's Sexual Assault Awareness Workshop on Monday, April 21st at 6:30pm in the Special Events Room in Mckeldin (6137). Courtney Brooks of the MD Coalition Against Sexual Assault will be leading the workshop for sexual assault awareness. She will be discussing topics such as sexual assault in the college atmosphere, and rape psychology and misconceptions about victims.

RSVP here: http://ow.ly/vEH0Q and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/230007510522323/


Monday, April 14, 2014

"InvolvedTerp" survey for undergraduates




Hey there Terps!

As a part of our capstone research project through the Beyond the Classroom Civic Engagement program, we are collecting data on student involvement in service initiatives & service organizations.

The data we collect through this survey will help us understand barriers to participating in service-oriented organizations.  We will also be conducting focus groups with some student organizations to help understand what barriers they face in effectively outreaching and engaging.

Please take this brief, anonymous survey so we can collect information and better guide our final product design to better serve our campus community!

Thank you so much for your help with this project!

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Best,

Involved Terp
involvedterp@gmail.com

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Be Connected: Cross-cultural Opportunities Panel

  • Interested in learning or relearning a second language? 
  • Want to get involved on campus but don’t know where to start? 
  • Thinking about studying abroad? 
Then come hear about paid and volunteer cross-cultural opportunities right here on campus!


Panelists include:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m
University Career Center & The President’s Promise 
(3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)


Refreshments will be served!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Alumna-Led Field Trip to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: RSVP Now!

Dear Students,

The BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council (DSAC) is coordinating a free alumna-led field trip for students to NASA Goddard led by Dr. Molly Brown a Research Scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Biospheric Science Laboratory who is also a BSOS alumna. The trip to NASA Goddard will be on Friday, May 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The bus will leave Stamp Student Union at 11:00 a.m. and will return back to campus between 3:30 pm.-4:00 p.m. The trip is free for students and will be a valuable opportunity to tour the NASA Goddard facility and learn about current projects that are taking place.

Who: Maryland Students and Dr. Brown
What: A free guided tour of NASA Goddard with Dr. Brown
When: May 2nd-buses will depart at 11:00 a.m. from Stamp and will return latest by 4:00 p.m.
Where: NASA Goddard
RSVP: Online Form AND attached security clearance form by Monday, April 14 at 11:00 AM

If you are interested in attending, please complete the online RSVP form AND the security clearance form. The paper security clearance form must be turned into the BSOS Deans Office in 2141 Tydings Hall by 11:00 a.m. on April 14th in order to participate on this trip. Although the field trip and tour are free, please note that students who are selected to attend the trip and do not show up will be charged a $25 fee to their student accounts.

RSVP here
Download the Security Clearance Form here

Please contact me, Jhansi Katakam at jkatakam@terpmail.umd.edu, if you have any questions.

Best,

Jhansi Katakam
Vice Chair of Student Service on Dean Student Advisory Council (DSAC)
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
University of Maryland