Attend seminars, network with professionals, and more!

So many things are happening on campus. Get details about events, panels, workshops, and fun activities of interest to English majors. For a full list of events happening at UMD visit the Campus Calendar.

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Various Events throughout November
  • Native Roots monologues ft. Xemi Tapepechul
  • "Warrior Women"Screening & Talk with Activist Marcella Gilbert & Co-Director Elizabeth Castle
  • Full list of events here

Group Fitness Finals Schedules
Tues, 12/10 - Mon, 12/16 | Times and Places Vary
Being active will help you focus and study more effectively! Check out the finals group fitness schedule as well as the finals and interim hours of operation to see when you can take an active study break. And remember - you have access to RecWell facilities and all group fitness classes over winter break as long as you're paying the student rec fee for the spring semester. 

Make Your Own Stress Ball
Tues, 12/10 | 12pm-2pm | Stamp Student Involvement Suite
Need to alleviate some stress during finals week? Come by the Student Involvement Suite and make your own stress ball!

Hot Chocolate and Cookies!
Wed, 12/11 | 12-3pm | LGBT Equity Center
Join for some hot chocolate and cookies. Bring your work/study materials with you or just drop-in to grab some goodies to kick off finals week and keep you going! 

Free 12-Minute Massage
Thurs, 12/12 | 10am-2pm | Student Involvement Suite
Stop by the Student Involvement Suite for a free 12-minute massage and KIND bars to de-stress before your finals! Sign-ups begin at 9:30AM. Space is limited, so stop by early to sign up for a slot. 

Wed, 1/8 | 8am-6pm | New York City | RSVP
Don't sleep away your Winter Break – visit with UMD Alumni for a full day in the city!!
Meet with the University of Maryland New York City C-Suite Group alumni and visit employer sites such as Facebook and Discovery.

Site Visit to Reuters
Fri, Jan 10 | Times to be Decided; 8am-5-pm | 1333 H St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005 | RVSP

Reuters is the world's largest news agency, with offices and multi-media operations around the world. Students will be allowed to observe the morning planning meeting, and meet with a cross-section of reporters, editors, producers and photographers in the newsroom, including TV, pictures and text. There will be ample opportunities to ask questions and lunch will be provided. To RVSP, email and provide a brief statement as to why you are interested in this experience. If you RVSP, it is important that you follow through with the commitment. 

Made Possible by Viewers Like You: Maryland Public Television Turns 50
Sept 2019-July 2020 | Maryland Room Gallery, Hornbake Library 

In 2019, MPT celebrates its 50th anniversary with an exhibit that illustrates the station’s origins, showcases the best of its programs through artifacts and digitized videos, and gives visitors behind-the-scenes glimpses into the impressive array of ideas, people, and technology that have helped make MPT a national leader in public television and a treasured resource for the state.

Katherine Anne Porter: Correspondence from the Archives, 1912-1977
Online Hornbake Library Exhibition 
Features material from the Katherine Anne Porter holdings in Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland. This material was digitized as part of the Katherine Anne Porter Correspondence Project. The project scope includes digital surrogates of approximately 3,800 articles of correspondence which spans the years of 1912-1977.

Johns Hopkins University’s Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium 
Fri, April 3-4 | Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD | Sign Up
The first nationwide symposium dedicated to undergraduate research in the humanities! Featuring a keynote by Pulitzer-winning author Anthony Doerr, original creative writing, or a graduate admissions workshop, networking, and a new Macbook raffle! This symposium provides hundreds of students across all fields of the humanities the opportunity to share their work in the professional presentation style most common to their fields. 

Rangel Summer Enrichment Program for International Affairs
6/15/2020 - 7/24/2020 | Howard University
Are you an undergraduate student planning a career in International Affairs? Do you receive need-based financial aid?
 If so, you should learn about the Rangel Summer Enrichment program for students with strong interests in pursuing careers in international affairs. 
This program provides undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers.

Information Sessions: Please rsvp to if you plan to attend one of these sessions:
Tuesday, December 3, 4:00 – 4:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, December 4, 4:00 – 4:30 pm, 2403B Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, December 5, 12:00 - 12:30 pm, 2403B Marie Mount Hall
Friday, December 6, 12:00 - 12:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall 
Deadline: February 4, 2020  

This is an edited page of event and activity postings maintained by the English Undergraduate Office. Opportunities listed do not constitute an endorsement by the University of Maryland English Undergraduate Office; screening has not taken place. Individuals are advised to make their own inquiries.