Friday, February 28, 2014

ACC Summer Undergraduate Research Award

Are you a University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate planning to conduct research this summer 2014 under the mentorship of a professor at an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) University other than UMD? 

One (1) grant of $5,000 is available to support one (1) UMD student planning to conduct summer research at an ACC campus (not including Maryland) this summer 2014. This grant will be competitively available to students who have already arranged, or can arrange by April 18, a summer research placement at an ACC University (other than UMD), under the mentorship of a faculty mentor at that University. This funding is being made available through the ACCIAC Summer Collaborative Research Award program of the Inter-institutional Academic Collaborative of the Atlantic Coast Athletic Conference (ACCIAC). 

ACC Universities include: 

Boston College

Clemson University

Duke University

Florida State University

Georgia Tech

University of Miami

University of North Carolina

North Carolina State University

University of Notre Dame

University of Pittsburgh

Syracuse University

University of Virginia

Virginia Tech

Wake Forest University 

Eligibility: You must be an enrolled UMD undergraduate at the time of application, and you must be planning to be an enrolled UMD undergraduate in fall 2014. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. You must not already have obtained other comparable funding for their proposed summer research experience; students with comparable funding for their summer research experience will not be eligible for this grant. 

To apply for consideration please submit the following electronically to no later than April 18, 2014, with the subject line “ACC SUMMER GRANT”: 

-- A two-page, single space proposal (maximum) concisely describing your research aims and how you plan to carry these out. Please follow these guidelines for your proposal: If you have already written a proposal in a different format but with comparable content, you may submit that instead. 

-- An unofficial UMD transcript; if you are a transfer student at UMD, also include an unofficial transcript from your transfer institution. 

-- A letter or email from your proposed mentor at an ACC institution supporting your proposed summer research plans. This letter or email should specifically discuss your proposed summer research and make clear the proposed mentor’s role. (This should be sent directly by your proposed mentor at an ACC University to 

-- One letter or email of support from a UMD faculty member who knows your academic abilities well. (This should be sent directly by the UMD faculty member to 

-- A list of any other funding opportunities you have applied for (but not heard from by April 18, 2014) that could support this research (e.g. NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, etc.) 

If you have any questions please direct them to with the subject line “ACC SUMMER GRANT.”

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) Internships

CAPAL’s 2014 Federal Internship Program and Public Service Scholarship Program was formed to provide minority students, particularly Asian Americans and Pacific Islander students, an opportunity to gain exposure to government and public service and to receive funding for summer internships. We strive to bring together a diverse class of interns and scholars and hope you will encourage students at your institution to apply for our program. Could you please publicize the opportunities below to students at your institution that may be interested? 

CAPAL’s internship and scholarship programs are designed for students interested in learning more about the public sector. The programs include weekly leadership seminars, networking opportunities, and individual mentorship. Qualified applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or above and a demonstrated commitment to public service, including service to the Asian Pacific American community. All current students and ALL MAJORS are welcome to apply.  We have up to 25 openings available. 

Any questions can be sent to For more information and to access the application, please visit 

FEDERAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:  CAPAL’s Federal Internship Program places students in internships within the federal government in Washington, DC. Opportunities in regional offices, including California, Texas, and Wisconsin, may be possible. Depending on interests and placement, intern duties could vary and may include policy or scientific research, project coordination and management, business, law, communication, and more. Each CAPAL intern will be awarded a $3,000 stipend plus $500 for travel/relocation expenses.

Apply online at Early consideration will be given to applications received by Friday, February 14, 2014. 
Regular deadline is Friday, March 7, 2014. 

PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: CAPAL’s Public Service Scholarship Program offers scholarships of $3,500 to outstanding students serving in unpaid public service internships (nonprofit or government) in the Washington, DC metropolitan area this summer.

Apply online at Early consideration will be given to applications received by Friday, February 14, 2014. 
Regular deadline is Friday, March 7, 2014.

A Conversation with Ambassador Peter Bodde

Maryland Global Leaders Program Presents

A Conversation with Ambassador to Nepal, Peter Bodde

University of Maryland Graduate '76

Thursday March 6th,
5:00- 6:00 PM
Mckeldin Library, Special Events room, 6th Floor

Please RSVP to

International Studies Guest Lecture Series- Kickoff!

CHARLES KING, Professor, School of Foreign Service and Department of Government at Georgetown University

"Ethnicity, Violence, and Collaboration: What the Holocaust can Tell Social Scientists"

Wednesday, March 5 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

McKeldin Special Events room, 6th floor

Sponsored by the College Park Scholars International Studies programLight lunch will be served. To see a list of the entire series, please click the link below: 

If you have any questions about any of the events, please contact: 

Erin Chrapaty

Assistant Director for Communications & Alumni Outreach

College Park Scholars, a Program of the Office of Undergraduate Studies

University of Maryland, College Park

Thursday, February 27, 2014

New Maryland Leadership and Discovery Grants

Your Fearless Idea Will Change the World!

The new Maryland Leadership and Discovery Grants will enable you to turn a good idea into a great project with real impact!

Your idea should address vital problems, questions, or needs of society. The project you propose should involve important service, leadership, inquiry, or social entrepreneurial goals. Projects may be local, national, or international in scope and impact. Projects should involve substantial work away from the Maryland campus, in surrounding communities, across the nation, or around the world.

Eligibility: The program is open to freshmen, sophomores, or juniors in all majors who are enrolled full time at the University of Maryland, College Park, are in good standing with regard to UMD student conduct policies, and meet the following academic criteria at the time of application:

  • Freshmen (at least 1 completed semester): Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Sophomores (at least 3 completed semesters): Cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher
  • Juniors (at least 5 competed semesters): Cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher

Projects may involve teams, but proposals must be submitted by no more than two (2) co-leaders.

Project Length: Projects must begin between March 1, 2013 and September 3, 2013 and may be 3 to 12 months long.

Funding Amount: Up to $6,000 will be awarded to each project, with a stipend of $1,000 provided to the project mentor.

Number of Awards: Up to 10 grants will be made annually.

Deadline to apply: April 9, 2014

The Summer Democracy Fellowship

Democracy Done Right.

New Era Colorado Foundation is an innovative vehicle for hands-on democracy. We engage, educate, and 
train a new generation of active citizens and young leaders in Colorado!

We provide the resources and tools for young people to gain collective power in the political process. We're grassroots. We're nonpartisan. And we're all about empowering our generation to lead Colorado not left, not right, but forward. We do it all with one constant: making politics fun again. And yes, it's often on a bus. 

New Era Colorado’s Democracy Fellows program is an intensive, nine week-long summer bootcamp that trains the next generation of progressive young leaders to create change in their communities. Fellows work to build a more hands-on democracy, developing their leadership skills while learning and applying the principles of grassroots organizing and political advocacy.

The program’s curriculum is a combination of classroom-setting instruction and on-the-ground grassroots work. During each morning’s classroom session, fellows learn from the best in their felds, including current and former legislators, campaign managers, media strategists, and local political leaders. Fellows spend the afternoons in groups working on issue campaigns, which could include building support for anything from comprehensive immigration reform to stronger fracking regulations that protect public health.

In short, Democracy Fellows is a training program designed to act as a springboard for young leaders to enter the life of public service in Colorado. Fellows will leave the program with the tools and skills to advocate for the issues they are passionate about, organize others to take action, and lead in their communities.


How long is the program?
It runs from June 9th to August 8th, 2014. 

How much does it cost?
 It doesn’t. The program costs approximately $5,000 per Fellow, but we cover
the cost to make sure that fnances aren’t a barrier to you getting your democracy on. 

But do I get paid?
Depends: need-based stipends are available on a case-by-case basis, averaging
between $500-$1,200. We send the stipend application form to applicants who are selected for an interview. 

How many fellows are in the program?
Between 14-17. 

Where am I going to sleep?
Those who live outside of the Denver metro area may be eligible for a
homestay placement based on need. Those who are from Denver who want to avoid their parents 
may sleep in our cozy second floor bathtub whenever. 

Who does the Fellowship?
Young folks (from Colorado & from across the country) who are
ridiculously enthusiastic about grassroots politics, democracy, and creating change. That’s it. 

How many hours does it require?
The Fellowship is full-time plus (up to 50 hours per week), and
requires a willingness to work nontraditional hours, including nights and some weekends. 

I’m from out of town. Is Denver the coolest city this side of the Atlantic to spend my summer in? 

Why yes, yes it is.

Get your hands on an application at 

Early decision deadline: March 25th
Final deadline: April 25th 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline. We strongly encourage you
to apply early for a better chance of being accepted.

Today’s Ukrainian Unrest in Historical Perspective


Today’s Ukrainian Unrest in Historical Perspective Tuesday, March 4th, 4:30pmKey Hall 0106 


Amb. William Green Miller
Former US Ambassador to Ukraine
Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Prof. Vladimir Tismaneanu
Department of Government and Politics
University of Maryland

Prof. Oksana Nesterenko
Ukrainian National Law Academy
Kennan Institute Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Prof. Karol Soltan
Department of Government and Politics
University of Maryland

Prof. Piotr H. Kosicki
Department of History
University of Maryland

Since the late fall of 2013, Ukrainians have been protesting in the streets of the country’s big cities, with the largest site of protest at the Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) in Ukraine’s capital city of Kiev. Since then, protesters have been lambasted, ambushed, arrested, and - just in the past week - shot and killed in the many dozens. Why the protests? Is this a revolution? A civil war in the making? Can even a peaceful outcome prove durable? Is the story just about Ukraine, or about Russia, Europe, and more? Is this a repeat of past Eastern European revolutions (1989, 2005), or something new? This panel brings together top experts on Ukraine and Eastern European revolution, with the goal of explaining to a broad audience what’s going on, with an eye toward past precedent in the region. ALL ARE WELCOME, BUT UNDERGRADS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

The Half the Sky Movement at UMD presents "Portraits for Social Change"

The Half the Sky Movement at UMD presents "Portraits for Social Change", an art gallery event that explores global injustices against women and celebrates leaders on the front lines of change. 

The event will showcase inspiring art pieces by Melanie Oppenheimer, a student at the University of Maryland, and equip attendees with tools to fight human rights violations worldwide. 

Please join us on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in the Stamp Student Union Atrium for this occasion. Co-sponsors include the Women's Studies Department. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. 

Extended Deadlines for Faculty Led Summer Abroad Programs!

Education Abroad provides international, academically-based experiences in support of students’ personal, professional and intellectual development.  The programs are designed to promote cross cultural competence, disciplinary scholarship and foreign language acquisition. Education Abroad inspires and informs students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively engage with local and global communities and become culturally perceptive citizens.

Summer 2014 Short Term Program Deadlines Extended until March 1st!

Some programs include:


Natural History, Ecology and Geology of Australia (BSCI)


Freud's Footsteps: Psychotherapy Then and Now (PSYC)


Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change (JOUR)


Brazilian Amazon: Environmental Conservation and Indigenous Peoples (ANTH)


Exploring Confucius' China (CHIN)


Investigating the Geographical Impacts of Urbanization in China (GEOG)

Costa Rica

Sustainable Futures (LARC)


At the Doorsteps of the European Union - Leaving Behind the Memories of War and Communism (GEOG)

France and Netherlands

International Business Cultures for Engineering and Technology (ENGR)


French Language and Culture on the Mediterranean (FREN)


History and Archaeology of Corinth (CLAS)


The Living Legacy (CLAS)


International Perspectives on Drama in Education (TLPL)


James Joyce's Dublin: A Multimedia Odyssey (ARHU)


Landscape Architecture, Architecture and Music (LARC)


Summer Piano Program at the Amalfi Coast (MUSC)


Field School in Applied Ethnography (ANTH)


Experiencing Japanese College Life: Language and Culture in Kyoto and Beyond (JAPN)


Developing Services for a Knowledge-Based Economy through Namibian Libraries (INST)


Adventure Leadership (EDCP)


Libraries and Cultural Heritage Institutions of St. Petersburg, Russia(INST)

South Africa

Summer Community Planning Studio (URSP)


Salamanca and Barcelona (SPAN)

United Kingdom

Design, Art and Culture: London (ARTT)

United Kingdom

Follow the Fringe: Documentation and Preservation of Cultural Movements in Media (INST)

United Kingdom

Literature, Art and Architecture in London (ENGL)

Intern with Governor O'Malley's Press Office in Annapolis

Governor Martin O’Malley’s press office is seeking interns to work in the Maryland State House for the summer of 2014. During this internship, you will gain experience in a fast-paced, high-level office environment and serve the State of Maryland. Interns in the press office have the opportunity to learn about media relations, event preparation, and policy-based statistical analysis. We’re seeking excellent writers who are ready to work with our dedicated, forward-thinking communications team. Send us your cover letter, resume and writing sample today!

Note: Interns are expected to serve a minimum of 20 hours per week. The internship is unpaid, but college course credit is available. While we are immediately interviewing applicants for the summer of 2014, we are also accepting applications for the fall of 2014. 

Interns will have the following responsibilities:
  1. Assisting press staff in research
  2. Drafting letters for events
  3. Transcribing speeches
  4. Compiling news articles and media lists
  5. Answering the main press office phone line
  6. Proofreading documents prepared by staff
  7. Other duties as assigned

Interns should have the following skills:
  1. Knowledge of the O’Malley-Brown Administration accomplishments and programs
  2. Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  3. Excellent verbal communication skills
  4. Professional office etiquette and demeanor when answering the telephone and interacting with office peers and guests
  5. Ability to comprehend legislation, initiatives, and goals of the Governor
  6. Understanding of the legislative process in Maryland
  7. Computer Skills: Interns should be strong users of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Drive and Adobe Acrobat. Interns should possess the ability to use search and analytical skills to find information online and assess validity.

Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and short writing sample (2-3 pages and no research papers) to Ron Boehmer atron.boehmer@maryland.govPlease include your availability in your cover letter. The deadline to apply for summer 2014 is April 1, 2014.
All internships are unpaid and do not guarantee a job with the Governor’s Office upon completion. 

CAPC Invitation to Discussion with Al From, Former Policy Advisor to President Bill Clinton, Founder of the democratic leadership council

The Center for American Politics and Citizenship
cordially invites you to a discussion with
Al From
Former Policy Advisor to President Bill Clinton
founder of the democratic leadership council
author of The New Democrats and the Return to power
Moderated by
Irwin Morris
CAPC Director and Professor of Government and Politics

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Special Events Room (6137)
McKeldin Library
University of Maryland, College Park 

Visitor parking is available at the Stamp Student Union
Kindly RSVP to 

Please direct questions to CAPC at
or 301-314-2736. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Criminal Justice Career and Internship Fair!

When:Wednesday, March 5th

What time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

Where:Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

Interested in law enforcement, law related or social services internship or career opportunities? Still exploring career options? Attend and network with employers, market your skill sets and gather information on employment opportunities that await you at the Criminal Justice Career & Internship Fair. ALL MAJORS and alumni are welcome.

Who can attend: 
University of Maryland, College Park:• Current students and spouses• Alumni and spouses• Faculty/staff and spouses• Shady Grove campus students (from UMCP)
contact Crystal Sehlke at

RSVP for this event: Click here

Council on Foreign Relations - Summer Internships

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher.

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) National Internship Program

In an effort to reach as many candidates before the deadline of the summer 2014 application we will be hosting informational webinars for potential applicants, institution faculty and staff and any other party who wishes to learn more about HNIP.

The topics of the webinars are as follows:
  • Program Background
  • Benefits
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Application Components
  • Notification Process

Webinars (click date to register):

Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps Summer Programs in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua

Application deadline extended to March 1st!

8 week summer civic engagement program focused on social entrepreneurship
Earn 9 Academic Credits

Scholarships Guaranteed:  Every student selected for the program will receive a minimum of $2,000 in scholarships to apply toward their program fee (students with financial need may receive additional funding)

Gilman Scholarship eligible (Dominican Republic)

Careers & Internships in Writing, Publishing & Technical Writing

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 * 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)Panelists include:  Richie Frieman, Votenet, Island Press, Maden Technologies, The Gazette, Capitol Standard Magazine & Epic

Careers & Internships in Social Media

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 * 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)Panelists include:  Facebook DC, Discovery Communications, VOCUS, W2 Communications, Edelman, and Capitol Standard Magazine

How to Find an Internship Workshop

Thursday, February 27, 2014 * 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Think your students are not sure where to start with the internship search? Or, do your students feel at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in their search?  Share this workshop with them.  We will discuss:
  1. Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
  2. Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews
  3. Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field

To RSVP, Click Here. 

Other How to Find an Internship workshop dates:

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD: Spring Career & Internship Fair 2014 Redux!

Thursday, March 06, 2014 * 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Adele H. Stamp Student Union
The snow day has been rescheduled!See a listing of employers attending the fair - CLICK HERE**employers are still registering for this new date.  Continue to check back for additions. 
Learn how to put your best foot forward at    

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!  Tweet to your followers:DAY 3 of the SPRING Career & Internship FAIR is RESCHEDULED for THURSDAY, MARCH 6! #CAREERtheTurtle 


Apply now to the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management!

The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) is currently accepting applications. MIDCM is a 16-credit undergraduate program open to students of all majors who are interested in the theory, practice and professions related to development and conflict – and their intersections – around the world. Apply now to begin the program in fall 2014!

To apply, or for more information, visit the program website at:

Applications are due by 9am on Monday, March 3rd, 2014.

Library Award for Undergraduate Research

Undergraduates: The final project you’ve worked on last year could earn you a hefty cash prize.

The University Libraries are again offering up to three awards of $1,000 each. Show us how library resources and services helped you complete your research paper. Papers must be completed in the 2013 calendar year.

Friday, February 21, 2014

FULBRIGHT - New Info Sessions for Teaching and Research Opportunities

ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates! Are you interested in pursuing prestigious international study/research or English teaching opportunities during the 2015-16 academic year? (Interested first and second year students are welcome to attend too!)

Learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program! 

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1900 Fulbright grants are currently available to over 140 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. You will find below some brief introductory information about Fulbright awards. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at: 

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities – please RSVP using the links below if you plan to attend (and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing to 

FULBRIGHT STUDY/RESEARCH GRANT WORKSHOPS: Please specify which day/time you plan to attend in your response 

Tuesday, February 25 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.eduWednesday, February 26 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.eduThursday, February 27 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.eduFriday, February 28 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to 


Tuesday, February 25  at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.eduWednesday, February 26  at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.eduThursday, February 27 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.eduFriday, February 28 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to 

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads – All Majors – GPA of 3.2 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 

There are two types of Fulbright grants: 

--Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant: Opportunities to conduct research are available in over 150 countries. Students design their own study/research projects. These grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; living costs for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance; tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where appropriate. 

--Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Opportunities to teach English language and conversation classes are currently available in 68 countries (the list is regularly updated and enlarged) including: Europe: Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech RepublicFrance, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine; Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan Vietnam; Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela; Middle East / North Africa: Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, Oman; Sub-Saharan Africa: Rwanda, Kenya, SenegalSouth Africa;  A stipend is provided based on living costs in the host country. The Fulbright award covers round-trip international travel, health and accident insurance, and orientation costs. 

Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. Fulbright study grants may also provide: Book and research allowances; Full or partial tuition, in most cases. 

Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region. 

UMD Campus Deadline: September 2, 2014 – contact us at for details.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Dean’s Student Advisory Council Brown Bag Lunches

Looking to get more involved with your department this spring semester? The Dean’s Student Advisory Council is hosting a series of Brown Bag Lunches with senior faculty members so that students get the opportunity for conversation that may not normally be offered in a classroom setting!

If you’re interested in discussing social stratification and inequality, check out the Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. John Pease of the Sociology department on: Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 12:00. RSVP here.

If you’re interested in discussing civil war, conflict bargaining, and international security, check out the Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. David Cunningham of the Government and Politics department on:

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 11:00. RSVP here.

Get to know your BSOS Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC) representative!

Kevin Silverman is the DSAC representative for students in the GVPT major. Below is his biography. Feel free to contact him if you have any questions or suggestions for the Council about improving your educational and social experiences at the University of Maryland. 

Hey, my name is Kevin Silverman, and I am the GVPT representative for the spring of 2014. I'm a double-degree seeking junior majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice & Government and Politics. On campus I try to be as involved as possible with Relay for Life, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, intramural sports, and of course the Dean's Student Advisory Council. I recently studied abroad in Germany and I'm looking to now make an even greater impact at UMD than before. Feel free to contact me about any GVPT or collegiate concern at Outside of BSOS I'm also big into concerts, astronomy, and soccer, and I'm always available to talk to about course recommendations or traveling. 

You can learn more about DSAC here:

Apply to graduate school with the IRT!

The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) supports students committed to diversity who wish to attain advanced degrees in the humanitiessocial sciences, or education and pursue careers in educationeducation administration, or counseling at K-12 schools or colleges and universities. 

Benefits include:

  • Individualized support and extensive counseling as you choose your field of graduate study and apply to renowned consortium graduate programs across the country
  • Application fee waivers for up to 12 consortium schools
  • Assistance fine-tuning statements of purpose
  • Approximately two months and $1,000 saved on completing applications
Applicants to IRT must:
  • Be undergraduate juniors, seniors, or graduates of an accredited college or university
  • Major in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, or education
  • Have earned an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (3.5 GPA or higher if currently or previously enrolled in a master’s program)
  • Seriously consider a teaching, counseling, or administrative career at the K-12 or university level                                  
Information Session:

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 @ Benjamin 02065:30pm *Interview opportunities available!