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UMBC Together Weekly Spotlights

Week of July 13th - 8th Edition

July 13, 2020 10:11 AM

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 week (July 13th-20th):

Stories 

UMBC police respond to racist slur written on Black employee’s desk at bwtech@UMBC

Written By Anjali Dassarma on July 7, 2020

Events and Engagement 

Tech Virtual Career Fair

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 1:00-4:00 p.m. | Online

  • Join us to make meaningful connections that just might be foot in the door you need to land your dream job. Register online at: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/fceda/e/a7rvL This is an external event not affiliated with the Career Center nor UMBC.

Summer Lunch & Learn: From the Grassroots to Annapolis

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. | Online via Webex

  • Students, faculty, and staff — bring your own lunch and stay connected with the UMBC academic community. Read below for ways to join this virtual event. Join Regina T. Boyce, State Delegate from Maryland's 43rd District, will discuss voting in local elections, equity issues that need to be solved so that all votes get cast and get counted, and how to get involved at the grassroots level to make real change in local neighborhoods and communities. Boyce will also share her experience transitioning from a grassroots activist to being an elected official, and why and how we all need to do our part to move our communities closer to justice for all. 

  • Click here for a full list of UMBC Events.

Resources 

Tip of the Week: How to “feature” an Event on events.umbc.edu

Have you seen other office’s event posts featured at the top of the events.umbc.edu page and wanted to learn more about how to do this in your myUMBC pages? To do this you will need to be an admin of a PUBLIC myUMBC page. Please follow the steps below. 

When creating the event post or edit an existing event post, you will need to click on the purple button that reads “Promote.” You will then be forwarded to a page with a calendar of upcoming highlighted events. Select the dates that you wish to have your event spotlighted. Be mindful that up to four events can be highlighted per day between ALL myUMBC group pages. You also are only able to have up to 10 promotions at a time with 2 days in between each promotion. Click the box agreeing to the rules and hit the purple “promote” below to save your selection. Your promotions should now show up on the days selected!

Contact Info 

Website: umbc.edu/together 

Email: together@umbc.edu 

Social Media: #UMBCTogether


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