Friday Five, Featuring UMD's Rescue Dogs

Welcome to the Friday Five, a roundup of the best your Alumni Association and other UMD communities have to offer. From the latest events to fun facts, here’s essentials in five categories for you to check out this weekend.

1. Events You Can't Miss

- All Alumni - HOMECOMING

Homecoming, stay-at-home style. Check out our Homecoming 2020 rundown for ways to celebrate your Terp pride. LEARN MORE

- All Alumni - TERP TRIPS

Explore Balitmore, Frederick and D.C. (safely) through UMD-themed itineraries. Not in the area, or don't want to go outside? We've created an option for a cozy little staycation. REGISTER

- All Alumni - DIAMONDBACK DASH

Early-bird pricing ends October 9. Run (or walk) with the Alumni Asociation and the Office of Parent and Family Affairs to raise funds for students! REGISTER



2. Quotables


- Terp Writer's Corner - Farrel Volgethut '71, M.A. '80

"This former attorney and retired highschool teacher recently added another title to his repertoire - fiction writer under the pen name Basil Truscott."
Meghan Sykes, Alumni BlogRead More

- Human Organs Take Flight

"Conducted after months of research and testing, the successful flight represented a breakthrough that could jump-start efforts to bring about safer, more reliable organ delivery through the use of UAS, as companies develop the approach further." 

Robert Herschbach, Maryland TodayRead More
 

- Finding a New Home for Terp Pride

"Within a year, Welch and several others launched the Howard County Terps Alumni Network to help fellow Terps connect, build relationships and share their Terp pride." 
Allison Eatough ‘97Alumni BlogRead More



3. Fun and Games
 
Chocolate lab in training

Read about UMD's future service pups' new training program. Aww.

Fun Fact, Halloween Edition

UMD is home to the small McNamee Cemetery. There rests members of the McNamee family, original owners of the land in that area of campus. Find out more spooky spots through the university’s mobile ghost tour.
 
Travel Dreams

Check out our upcoming trips for young alumni for 2021. 
 
 

4. Let's Get Social


Instagram Post of the Week
 
- The Alumni Blog Impact Stories 

Let us know how your Alumni Association has helped you during your time at Maryland and beyond by sharing an Impact Story. Was there a specific event we hosted that inspired you? Did one of our programs help you land a job? Perhaps you just want to let us know what the Alumni Association means to you.
 

Not only does it make us feel warm and fuzzy, but it helps us determine the type of content we should continue to host so we can help more Terps like you. Impact Stories are featured on the Alumni Blog as well as our social media and emails. Interested? Submit a brief summary of your Impact Story here. We select about four to six Impact Stories per semester.

Dear Testudo

With everything that's been going on - the pandemic, politics, racism - it seems harder than ever to connect and feel the ground beneath your feet. Even before 2020, regular day-to-day life can be tough to navigate.

Dear Testudo is a space where you can drop us a line about anything. Want to tell us what you did last week? Want to vent a frustration? Want to leave us a message of hope and positivity? Have a bad joke to tell? We're listening. Let us know how you're doing here.

 
 

5. Friendly Reminders

 
Alumni Survey 
 
Last chance! Tell us what we can improve by October 11, and enter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon giftcard. TAKE SURVEY
 
UMD Champions
 
Become a Champion to elevate your Maryland pride. Get first access to UMD news before it hits our social channels.

That's it for this week, Terps. Make sure to check back with us every Friday. Have a lovely weekend!

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