It's Monday, Terps.


You know what that means — no, don't quit your job just so you can go back to sleep. Your Alumni Association's got brand-new content to help you advance your career, connect with fellow alums and have a little bit of Maryland fun.

Get your week off to the best start by checking out the opportunities below, brought to you by us and other campus communities.


Curlee Holton’s “Bred for Pleasure” is one of the pieces housed in UMD’s David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora that underscore the meaning of Juneteenth.
Curlee Holton’s “Bred for Pleasure” is one of the pieces housed in UMD’s David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora that underscore the meaning of Juneteenth.

 

Spotlight On: Juneteenth

 

"The yearly community celebrations around Juneteenth, which commemorates the June 19, 1865 liberation of the last enslaved Texans, lay out a vibrant feast for the senses ... But visual art also plays an important part in the collective memory that surrounds the holiday." 

Check out some of the pieces housed in UMD's David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora that underscore the meaning of Juneteenth.

Terp Trivia: President Pines made Juneteenth an official University of Maryland holiday before President Biden announced it as a federal holiday in 2020.

 

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Here's what else is happening at Maryland:

 

01. TERP-TASTIC EVENT

Maryland Night at the Nats

July 14 | 5 p.m. EDT


Nationals ballpak.

Come out and show your Terrapin pride as the Nationals host University of Maryland Day at the ballpark! Join area Maryland alums, students, parents, faculty and fans as the Terps take over the ballpark for a day. With the purchase of a special ticket, the first 1,500 fans will receive a discounted game ticket and a New Era co-branded UMD/Nationals hat. 


REGISTER

 

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02. QUOTABLES

Game, Set, Match


Michael Shindledecker ’16 and Colin Morrow ’16

"Love, in many cases, can be a roll of the dice. Just ask Michael Shindledecker ’16 and Colin Morrow ’16. 'We love Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer, and really any type of board game with friends,' Michael says. 'We’re very big nerds.' 

The couple, who married in 2018 and live in Herndon, Va., had their own circuitous board game-like journey to exchanging nuptials. They both grew up in Harford County, Md., and they were in the same Boy Scout troop as kids. But the boys went to different high schools, didn’t run in the same social circles and rarely interacted."


— Andrew Faught, Alumni Blog


READ MORE

 

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03. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Re(Connecting) with Your "Why"

July 25 | Noon EDT | Virtual


Coaches Corner

During a time filled with angst and uncertainty, we have been pushed out of our comfort zones and forced to re-examine what really matters to us. Join Coaches Corner coach Jessika Portney '08 for an interactive workshop to take the first step towards connecting (or reconnecting!) with your "why."


GRAB YOUR SPOT
 

Other Professional Development Quick Links:

• Job Listing, from Terrapins Connect: SkywardApp Company, a Maryland-based IT company, is hiring a Senior Developer to support ongoing development projects in an agile environment.

• Resources for Terps: Summer's here and things may be slowing down in the office, but the Alumni Association has programs all summer long! Check out our professional development page to see our career events (linked on the right hand side of the screen) to keep you engaged and growing at every career level. 

 

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04. DIVERSIONS

University of Maryland Solitaire


UMD Solitaire


Are you a solitaire expert? Try our UMD-themed version of the classic card game for a dose of Maryland fun facts and trivia.


PLAY GAME

 

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05. YOUR TERP COMMUNITY

Alumni Book Club

 

Alumni Book Club


Calling all bookworms! Looking to connect with fellow readers to discuss great content? Join the University of Maryland Alumni Association Virtual Book Club to join a reading community with Terps just like you. Book club genres include fiction or self-improvement.

 
 


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GET CONNECTED
 

Our Monday Roundups offer ways for you to get involved with the Alumni Association, but what about supporting your fellow Terps? For our roundup wrap up, we're featuring action items to give you an opportunity to make real impact in your alumni community.

 

#TERPBUSINESSS SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK

Jessika Portney '08 — Journey On

 

Jessika Portney '08 — Journey On

Passionate about empowering women, Jessika Portney '08 is an executive & leadership coach and founder of Journey On. Jessika coaches and facilitates leadership development training programs for non-profit organizations and government agencies. Learn more about Journey On and contact Jessika through the Terp Business Directory (search by business name or just click the Coaches Corner button). 

Join Jessika on July 25 for (Re)Connecting With Your Why, an interactive webinar that will help you learn to be intentional in finding a path forward that aptly aligns with what brings joy and meaning to your life.

 

Check out the Terp Referral Exchange Business Directory to tap into services and offerings from a community of enTERPreneurs. If you are a Terp looking to promote your business, products or service, apply to join the directory today and market your business to a community of nearly 400,000 Terps.
 

 

See you next Monday, Terps.

#StayFearlessUMD

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