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UMBC Together Weekly Spotlights

Week of June 15th - 4th Edition

June 15, 2020 12:06 PM

Check some ways you and/or your office can stay connected with the wider UMBC community this week by informing you of select events, programs, resources, as well as some tips and tricks to maximize your virtual campus experience. 

Here are some items to check out this through next Monday (June 15th-22nd):

UMBC Stories

June is Pride Season: This post was written by Heidy George, Program Associate for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Events and Engagement

seb Online Event

Monday, June 15th, 2020 | All Day | Online




Four-week Resilience Building Webinar #3

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | Online

Join us to learn evidence-based skills to reduce distress and build resiliency. You've Got This Workshop is based on mindfulness and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Linehan, 2015) and scheduled for four topics. Each meeting will include a brief mindfulness exercise.

Topic 3: Emotion as Emotion

Topic 4: Interpersonal Effectiveness (06/23)

This meeting will focus on the functions of emotion, primary vs. secondary emotions, mindfulness of emotions, and a model for describing emotions. Please register using the "Get Tickets" button below or join the meeting using the link in the comment section.  The meeting is free of charge. 

Virtual Circle for (Aspiring) Anti-Racist Allies *

Thursday, June 18th, 2020 | 10:00-11:30 a.m. | Online

Black America is angry and TIRED. Eliminating racism, while certainly a collective effort, is a project that White folx at UMBC can undertake now, and going forward. This circle will utilize restorative practices to hold space for white-identified faculty, staff, and students who have either questions or answers they wish to share. Whether you are deeply involved in anti-racist work or hoping to become more involved, this is a good opportunity to develop relationships with other like-minded people.

Call To Action: *6/11/2020 Update:We have had more than 50 sign up for the circle, which is our capacity, so we will be disabling additions to this event. We are discussing how we can create an opportunity for a second circle and/or to steer interested folks to other opportunities coming up very soon. Please add yourself to the Restorative Retrievers my.umbc group for real-time updates on opportunities to repair harm and restore relationships using restorative tools. If you share your contact information at this link, we will make sure you have priority to register for our next circle.

  • Click here for a full listof UMBC Events.


  • For staff and faculty with the Optional Retirement Plan: Coronavirus related retirement distributions - CARES ACT link

  • Check out this compiled list of multimedia stories that explore Black experiences by The Retriever : link

  • Faculty and staff: Summer care discussion series by Women’s Center: Link

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