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UMBC Together Weekly Spotlights

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 through next Monday (August 10th-17th):

Call To Action

Undergraduate/Graduate Students:We want to hear from you! Fill out your summer course evaluation form through the automated email or through going through your myUMBC profile. 

Events & Engagement 

Summer Lunch and Learn: Radically Connected in Baltimore

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 | noon - 1:00p.m. | Online via Webex

Join us for the last virtual Lunch & Learn event of the summer. 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. The webex link to join the conversation will be provided on the day of the event.

Make Studio, founded in Baltimore in 2010, is one of the few art centers for persons with disabilities in the nation. Dr. Scheibler, Make Studio cofounder, will discuss her studio's take on “progressive practices” and how other types of groups can use them too, examples of the art made by its 37 participating artists, and how Make Studio and its artists are adapting to life during the Covid-19 pandemic. This talk will be followed by a period of Q&A, so either post your questions in the comment section before the event starts, or in the WebEx chat once the event starts.

Confronting Anti-Black Racism Training

Tuesday, August 11th - Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 | noon - 8:00p.m. | Online

FREE anti-Black racism professional development training for educators on August 12th and 13th (12 pm - 8 pm EST).  An amazing lineup of scholars (including Dr. DeLeon Gray, UMBC McNair Alumnus).

Registration Link: https://csustan.zoom.us/webinar/register/

For more information: https://www.csustan.edu/event/special-event/confronting-anti-black-racism

Campus Life’s Online Leadership Challenge 

Ongoing: Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 - Thursday, August 13th, 2020 | All Day | Online

Retrievers!! We want YOU to take on the Online Leadership Challenge! Navigate the different paths to leadership, practice articulating your journey as a leader, and engage in meaningful discussions with other UMBC students. Challenge questions will be posted on the Campus Life Instagram and myUMBC page every Tuesday and Thursday starting July 21st until August 13th. The student who accumulates the most points throughout the challenge will receive a $50 UMBC Bookstore gift card! The Online Leadership Challenge is dedicated to helping students reflect on the intersection of academics, personal experiences & campus involvement to answer the question: What is a leader? And what does leadership look like?To access the Challenge Guidelines click on the "Download Image" button below. Make sure to follow the Campus Life Instagram @umbccampuslife and Campus Life myUMBC page to participate as a challenger! Who knows? Maybe you'll win the prize, or better yet, discover the leader in YOU! For questions contact Coordinator for Leadership, Beatriz Gutierrez-Malagon at bgutierrez@umbc.edu Attention Challengers! You have until 11:59pm on Friday, August 14th to submit all your answers to any and all posts! The winner will be announced on Monday, August 17th

  • Click here for a full listof UMBC Events.


  • Check out Diversity and Inclusion Programming at UMBC:The Mosaic, Interfaith, and Pride Centers Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 Event Calendar: Link

  • Requirements for Commuter Students Taking Fall On-Campus Classes: Link

  • Faculty Development Center Online Teaching Resources: Link

  • The Faculty Development Center (FDC) supports faculty and instructors in their teaching role by providing a comprehensive program of services and resources. As you prepare for remote instruction, hybrid courses, or face-to face instruction this fall, please remember that the FDC staff are here during the summer and continue to provide a number of resources to support you! View this post to learn about their programming, CATALyst and observation services, consultations, online resources, and ebooks. Please feel free to reach out to the FDC for support, with suggestions, or just to check in.

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Posted: August 10, 2020, 1:04 PM