Friday Five, Featuring Which Maryland Color Are You? Bronze Testudo wearing a Maryland face mask

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 - 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

- Networks HOMECOMING PUMPKIN TOURNAMENT

It's the battle of the networks! Which one carves the most beautiful (or spookiest) pumpkins? Submit your designs before October 21st to enter our Pumpkin Tournament bracket, which will take place October 26-30 on your Alumni Asociation's Instagram. SUBMIT

- All Alumni - DIAMONDBACK DASH

Have you signed up yet? Lace up your running shoes and help us and the Office of Parent and Family Affairs raise money for student funds. REGISTER



2. Quotables


- Puzzling Greatness - UMD Turns Into Hub for Top Rubik’s Cube Solvers

"A world-class 'cuber,' he’s often solved the Rubik’s Cube faster using just one hand."
Chris Carroll, Maryland TodayRead More

- Lifelong Health and Fitness - Alka Bhave '96 and Bhaskar Bhave's '01 Legacy

"Their mission is simple: to raise awareness and provide in the areas of exercise, nutrition, and overall well-being."

Cara Folk, Alumni BlogRead More

- A 21st Century Connection in Art - Reopened Stamp Gallery Highlights Central American Paintings, Sculpture and Digital Media

"From the aftermath of civil war to the uncertainty of migration and the journey back to find family roots, works on display now in UMD’s newly reopened Stamp Gallery explore the cultural and linguistic bonds of 21st-century artists of Central American heritage." 
Sala Levin '10, Alumni BlogRead More



3. Fun and Games
 

The beloved red, black, white and gold. Where do you fall in the famous Maryland color scheme? Take this quiz to find out.

Fun Fact, Geography Edition

You can see the Washington Monument from the top of the Maryland Stadium.
 
Travel Dreams

Check out our upcoming trips for young alumni for 2021. 
 
 

4. Let's Get Social


Instagram Post of the Week

When the Terp swag is strong.
 
- 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 
 
Tell us what we can improve and how we can best serve you, and also 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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