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Friday Five: Let the Feasts Begin!

Friday Five: Let the Feasts Begin!

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 are essentials in five categories for you to check out this weekend.

1. What's Happening
UMD Alumni Crab Feast & BBQ

- UMD Alumni Crab Feast & BBQ - Starting August, 2021

Let's feast! Mix, mingle, and network with fellow University of Maryland alumni friends and family at our upcoming Crab Feasts and BBQs this August-September. We'll be handing out crab mallets for some delicious eating, and Alumni Association members will receive exclusive can koozies to keep their drink of choice cool. Visit our main feast page to see if your network is participating and for further registration details. FIND YOUR FEAST
2. Quotables
Chad Ellsworth MA ’04

How a Return to SCHOOL Can Prepare Us for a Return to Work

"Like returning to school (or starting at a new school), many of us may be feeling some combination of cautiousness, excitement, or even fear about returning to the workplace after working from home for so long. Some of us might feel all of those things at different times. We have a few ideas about what we can expect, but we’re facing a lot of uncertainty, too. Nonetheless, it’s important to remember that we’re all in this together. To that end, we can think about how returning to SCHOOL can guide us through this time of transition as many people start to return to their offices, outside the home." Chad Ellsworth MA ’04Alumni Blog; READ MORE


3. A Little Fun

The University of Maryland Alumni Association Cookbook
Terps Together: The University of Maryland Alumni Association Cookbook

Enjoy a taste of Maryland wherever you are with the first-ever University of Maryland Alumni Association cookbook. This collection of recipes features regional and family favorites submitted by Terps across the country. They're the perfect companion for the upcoming Crab Feasts and BBQs to help you prepare for some delicious eating - but supplies are limited. Get cookin' this summer for just $25 and enjoy free shipping on your purchase! BUY NOW



4. Let's Get Social

David Driskell

- Instagram Aesthetic

$790K Mellon Grant to Fund Sculpture Commemorating Late Professor and Artist David Driskell, Expand Center’s Archive. SEE POST


5. Friendly Reminders

- Terps Supporting Terps

Are you a Terp business owner? Submit your business’ information to access a list of the Alumni Association's business resources and for a chance to be featured on the Alumni Association’s social media during #TerpBusiness Thursdays. JOIN #TERPBUSINESS


That's it for this week, Terps. Make sure to check back with us every Friday, and update your information in the alumni directory to always receive the latest from your Alumni Association. Have a lovely weekend!



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