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Friday Five: TerrapinSTRONG Reusable Face Coverings

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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.

New Year's Resolution: Take a Breather and Get a Fresh Start

TL;DR - Steer, Conquer, and Advance Your Career, Get Your Wine Tasting On, Get Instafamous (Kind Of), Get Your TerrapinSTRONG Face Covering


1. What's Happening

New Year, New You Graphic

- NEW YEAR, NEW YOU - January 13, 20 and 27

2020’s over (thank Testudo) - time to hit the refresh button. This four-part interactive series (three sessions left) teaches you to become a goal-setting (and crushing) superstar for your personal life, career, mental and emotional health, and fitness. REGISTER

- CAREER WEEK - January 25-29

Steer, conquer and advance your career with a packed week of programming designed to kickstart, revamp or supercharge your professional goals. REGISTER


A little vino before Valentine's Day? Join us for a Grapeseed Virtual Wine Tasting. Register by January 22 to receive your wine sampling on time. GET YOUR WINE SAMPLING NOW


2. Quotables

Hiram Whittle, Elaine Johnson Coates, Pyon Su and Chunjen Constant Chen

- New Residence Halls to Be Named for Trailblazers

"The recognition of Hiram Whittle, Elaine Johnson Coates, Pyon Su and Chunjen Constant Chen is the first time since 1914 that residence halls will be named for individuals." Maryland Today Staff, Maryland TodayRead More

- Podcast Recap: Do What Scares You Most

"Three UMD alumni; Maya Dawit ‘15, Brandon Schatt ‘15 and Azsanee Truss ‘15 are the authors and hosts of Diet Starts Monday, a podcast where the three 'talk about whatever nonsense is on [their] minds at the time.'" Abby Humbel '21Alumni BlogRead More

- 'Always Expect the Unexpected'

"Yesterday's Winter 2020 Commencement ceremony celebrated the perseverance of more than 3,400 August and December graduates, with speakers both applauding their achievements amid the global pandemic, stressful election and national reckoning with racial injustice and admiring how they had strengthened their sense of community." Sala Levin '10Maryland TodayRead More

3. A Little Fun
Bronze Testudo wearing a TerrapinSTRONG reusable face covering
- TerrapinSTRONG Resuable Face Coverings
Purchase your TerrapinSTRONG reusable face covering for only $15. Proceeds support the Alumni Association Student Engagement Fund and the UMD Student Crisis Fund. GET YOURS NOW
Testudo Trivia - How Much Do You Know?

You may know there's seven Testudo statues on campus, but do you know when the newest addition was added to campus, and where it's located? Take a guess, and see the answer at the bottom of this post.

1. 2002, McKeldin Library

2. 1973, Xfinity Center

3. 2018, Van Munching Hall

4. 1999, Stamp Student Union

- It's Friday 

Time for some Friday fun. Head on over to our Instagram Stories for our weekly Friday question. 


4. Let's Get Social

Scott Plank '88 in front of The Hall

- Instagram Aesthetic
Scott Plank '88 speaks on his journey as an entrerprenuer. 
- Facebook Q&A
Answer our poll of the week!
- LinkedIn Spotlight
Battle Ceramics, home of unique homewares, is our #TerpBusiness spotlight of the week.

5. Friendly Reminders

UMD Administrative building under sunlight
- Get Instafamous (Kind Of)
Your Alumni Association is launching our first-ever photo campaign. Post your best shots of campus, your time at Maryland, Alumni Association events, anything UMD to your Instagram feed and tag us at #UMAAxMe. We repost on a weekly basis! FULL DETAILS

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

Trivia Answer: 2018, Van Muching Hall

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