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Friday Five: The Magic of Giving Back with Do Good Month

Friday Five: The Magic of Giving Back with Do Good Month

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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. What's Happening

Terps Under 30

- TERPS UNDER 30 - March 30 | 7 p.m. EST

Join the University of Maryland Alumni Association for Terps Under 30, an annual event designed to allow current students and alumni to connect, network, and share their fearless ideas. REGISTER

- A CELEBRATION OF TERPS - April 23 | 7 p.m. EST

Maryland alumni and friends, university faculty and leadership celebrate and honor the achievements of six outstanding Terps through a virtual livestream of The Maryland Awards ceremony, broadcasted from the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. REGISTER



2. Quotables

A young man holds a sign that reads "#StopAsianHate!!!"

- Standing in Solidarity Against Anti-Asian Sentiment

From University President Darryll J. Pines: “I stand in solidarity with members of the Asian and Asian American community and condemn these senseless acts of hate and violence. We must unite to fight against this hate." Maryland Today Staff, Maryland Today Read More

- A Veterinarian and a Tech Guru Walk Into a (Coffee) Bar...

"In 2015, an unexpected meeting between two Terps – who graduated 18 years apart – led to the creation of Instinct, a software designed specifically for veterinary hospitals." Allison Eatough '97Alumni Blog; Read More

- Trigger Guard

"While the conversation starts casually, DocJoRich quickly steers it to spotlight a fundamental problem that Black men too often face." Liam Farrell, Maryland TodayRead More

3. A Little Fun
Go Good Service Month (#DoGoodUMD)
- The Gift of Giving Back During Do Good Month

April is Do Good Month. Take part in the fearless Terp tradition of giving back - Join with fellow alumni in a series of regional and virtual volunteering programs. GET IN THE DO GOOD SPIRIT!

Testudo Trivia - How Much Do You Know?

The University of Maryland is full of rich history, and someone's got to take note of it. Who was the first official University of Maryland archivist? Take a guess, and then see the answer at the bottom of this blog post.

A. Marie Mount

B. Anne Turkos

C. Virigina Peasley

D. Cindy Timchal


4. Let's Get Social

The McKeldin Mall by Seth Hoffman '08 (@hocofoto)

- Instagram Aesthetic
A gorgeous photo of McKeldin Mall by Seth Hoffman '08 (@hocofoto).
- Facebook Q&A
Maryland gets into the spirit of spring with a new cover photo.
- LinkedIn Spotlight
Devonshire - Perfect Events, is our #TerpBusiness spotlight of the week.  

5. Friendly Reminders

Dimas Syuardi '17 wearing the quarter-zip pullover
- It's the Last Week to Get Your FREE Quarter-Zip Pullover
Only a week left to get $250 off lifetime memberships and our FREE quarter-zip pullover (offers ends March 31, 2021). Join the Alumni Association to strengthen your legacy with your alma mater and to support and elevate the next generation of Terps. JOIN TODAY

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

Trivia Answer: B. Anne Turkos. 

Anne Turkos began her career in the University of Maryland Libraries as Assistant Curator of Archives and Manuscripts in January 1985 and was promoted to University Archivist in September 1993. During her tenure as University Archivist, Anne doubled the size of the holdings of the Archives. Anne also established the Terp for Life Fund to support the University Archives and led fundraising efforts to preserve historical Terrapin football and men’s basketball footage and to digitize The Diamondback. And, according to this article, she wore turtle jewelry every day and had a collection of more than 600 turtles in her Hornbake Library office and at home, ranging from a Terp-shaped whiskey decanter to foam turtle helmets of varying sizes and weights.



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