Tuesday, April 28, 2015

UMD Department of Psychology Graduate Certificate Programs

The Graduate Certificate Program in Working with Survivors of Violence, Torture, and Trauma
VTT Certificate Program

The Graduate Certificate Program in Addiction Science and Intervention
ASI Certificate Program

The Department of Psychology offers 12-credit, four-course programs through interactive instruction such as online forums, discussion boards, and chats, participants exchange perspectives, opinions, and experiences while building their professional network. Students interested in working in the fields of mental health, public health, law, policy, medicine and related fields are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please complete a University of Maryland Graduate School application and select the appropriate Certificate Program. The deadline for the Fall 2015 semester is June 1, 2015. Space is limited, and those who apply before April 25, 2015 will benefit from priority consideration.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Opportunity to participate in research AND earn $35 giftcard

Skillsmart, an employer here in Montgomery county (and a part of USG’s board of advisors) will be conducting two focus groups on Wednesday, April 29th and Thursday, April 30th from 4-5pm (only an hour commitment) here at USG. They are looking for students to volunteer to test the latest iteration of their employment platform. The test will involve a short set of questions regarding the product and user experience. In exchange for participating in the group, they are offering $35 gift cards to Best Buy or Amazon!

Not a bad deal at all! They are almost full for Thursday but could use additional participation on Wednesday. Please feel free to share this information and have interested students sign up at with their name, institution and program and preferred focus group time.

Please let me know if you need any additional information. Confirmation will be sent with final details by Skillsmart.

P.S. Light refreshments will also be provided!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

2015 Universitas 21 Undergraduate Summer School (U21 Summer School)
Only ten days left to apply!

Host: University of Glasgow
Location: Glasgow, UK
Dates: July 1-15, 2015
Theme: Cities and Citizen Engagement in the Digital Age
Costs: Participation in this program is funded by the Office of International Affairs for an approximate value of $2,700/ student. Airfare, registration fee (including accommodation and most meals), international health insurance, and visa costs (if applicable) will be fully covered by the Office of International Affairs for four successful candidates. Participating students will need their own spending money for occasional dinners on free nights, transfers to and from the airport, and personal costs while visiting Scotland.
This is a competitive application.

The University of Maryland has been invited to nominate four undergraduate students to participate in the 2015 Universitas 21 Undergraduate Summer Schoolbeing hosted by the University of Glasgow in Glasgow, United Kingdom, July 1-15, 2015. This year’s event focuses on the theme “Cities and Citizen Engagement in the Digital Age”.  U21 undergraduate students from a variety of countries, cultures, and academic disciplines will spend two weeks engaging in activities, discussions and workshops aimed at exploring ideas for using new technologies to improve the quality of life in urban settings worldwide. 
Cities are complex, dynamic structures: difficult to predict and manage, with everyday issues arising in economic stability, energy security, environmental integrity, independent living, communications, built environment and civic participation.

Understanding how these services combine to produce a city level effect is a challenge.  Their sheer complexity and unpredictability makes the policy setting and management of effective, high-functioning, successful cities an increasingly important social and economic priority. Successful cities are those which position themselves to understand systemic behaviors and develop policy and service responses which address the issues these create – an ability to respond and adapt to the changing environment around them.

The U21 Summer School 2015 theme is Cities and Citizens in the Digital Age and will offer a program of seminars and practical experiences demonstrating how new technologies can be used to support and improve the vital components of a fully functional city. This will cover citizen engagement, transportation, energy, big data, protecting vulnerable groups and physical regeneration, with a focus on how key services are increasingly informed and influenced by emerging technologies.

To apply, please submit the following materials to by Wednesday, April 29, 2015:
§ Resume 
§ Cover letter including your full name, UID, Class status, College, Major and Minor, and GPA*
§ A two-page essay describing your interest in the program, your motivation to apply, how will you contribute to the program, and what do you expect to gain from this experience. 
§ Two academic recommendations

For more information, please contact Dr. Raluca Nahorniac in the Office of International Affairs at
* Class Eligibility: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior; Minimum GPA: 3.3; Major Eligibility: All Majors


FYI, this scholarship has been extended to Friday, May 22nd.  For more information, students can email Monica Kearney,

Here is more information, as previously distributed... 

We just received some information for the NEWCOMBE/PORTNEY Scholarship.  The deadline for the Fall semester is May 4, 2015.  Please help me in forwarding this information to your current and newly admitted students. For more information students can call 301-314-7693 or visit

Who is eligible to apply for the scholarships?

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation provides scholarships in partnership with selected colleges and universities that welcome enrollment by mature adults and are committed to their success. The University of Maryland is very pleased to be selected as a partner institution with the Newcombe Foundation by providing Newcombe scholarships for mature adult students seeking to complete bachelor’s degrees at the University. Adult students now comprise a large portion of the enrollment at most colleges and universities, with many of these non-traditional students being mature women. Newcombe Scholarships help reduce dependence on loans while recognizing the tremendous efforts of many mature students make to be good students and to complete degrees while juggling a myriad of other commitments.

The Gerald G. Portney Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in October 1995 by Clara Portney Felsher to honor the memory of her late husband, Gerald G. Portney. This fund serves to provide financial assistance for returning students.

      I.        Who is eligible to apply for the scholarships?

·         Students 25 years of age or older.
·         Good academic standing in previous college work.
·         All candidates must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher
·         Demonstrated financial need as evidenced by completion of the 2014 FAFSA or renewal FAFSA at and scholarship application.
·         Completion of at least half the credits necessary for an undergraduate degree (60 credits) by MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015.
·         Special consideration will be given to:
o   Students who demonstrate a considerable level of service to others in their families and community and a desire to continue such service
o   Students demonstrating need through compelling, thoughtful, genuine, and thorough essay question responses
o   Students with disabilities (or family member/s with disabilities)
o   Students who have received this scholarship less than two times
o   Students pursuing their first Bachelor’s degree
·         Admitted as full or part-time undergraduate at the University of Maryland, College Park, by MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015.

·         Students 23 years of age or older.
·         Good academic standing in previous college work.
·         Admitted as full or part-time undergraduate or second Bachelor’s degree candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park, by MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015.
·         Special consideration will be given to:
o   Students demonstrating compelling, thoughtful, genuine, and thorough essay question responses
o   Students with disabilities (or family member/s with disabilities)
o   Students with demonstrated financial need as evidenced by completion of the 2013-2014 FAFSA or renewal FAFSA at and scholarship application
o   Students who have received this scholarship less than two times

    II.        Application Deadline

MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015 to assure early and full consideration.  Applicants will be considered after that date, based on availability of funds.

   III.        Application Procedure

Complete and return all the following required information:
•     Application form for Newcombe/Portney  Scholarships
•     College transcripts (official or unofficial) from all institutions attended in the last five years
•     Financial Aid Information Form is enclosed.  This form is being used only for the Returning Students Scholarships.  (You must complete this form even if you have a form on file in the Financial Aid Office.)
•     Return all completed forms (including Application Form, Financial Aid Form, and transcripts) to:

University of Maryland College Park
Returning Students Program of the Counseling Center
2202 Shoemaker Building

College Park, Maryland 20742

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

U.S. Capitol Police Hiring - Announcement Closes April 26, 2015

Posted: 16 Apr 2015 06:26 AM PDT
The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a federal law enforcement agency in the Legislative Branch of Government.  Their mission is “To protect Congress, its legislative processes, Members, employees, visitors and facilities from crime, disruption, or terrorism.”

The agency is charged with protecting life and property, preventing, detecting and investigating criminal acts: enforcing traffic regulations throughout a large complex of congressional building. They serve these individuals throughout the entire United States, its territories and possessions, and the District of Columbia. As “America’s Police Department”, USCP employs approximately 2000 sworn and civilian personnel that provide a full range of security and law enforcement services to the Congressional community.

The U.S. Capitol Police are seeking positive thinking, courteous, and self-confident individuals for entry-level police officer positions which offer competitive salaries; comprehensive benefits and extensive professional development and training.

As a United States Capitol Police (USCP) Officer, you will perform a USCP-15-1378877-EG full range of rewarding police duties and responsibilities which include:
§ Enforcing federal, state, county and municipal laws and ordinances, and agency rules and regulations relating to law enforcement
§ The physical protection of the Capitol complex, Members of Congress, visitors, and staff from threats of crime and disruption; preserving law and order; serving as a deterrent to crime and other violations of laws, rules, and regulations
§ Taking charge of accidents and crime scenes, restrict access; observe, stop and question suspicious person
§ Preparing reports, and testifying in court
§ Performing protective services, guarding federal owned buildings and property and protecting government equipment and material

Upon successful completion of training, probation, time in grade and completion of all experience requirements, future competitive promotions may be available to become a higher rank or officer within a specialized area such as; Patrol Division, K-9, CERT, Dignitary Protection, INTEL, HMRT, Threats and/or other positions within the agency.

Applicants may review and apply for this position through the Office of Personnel Management's website at  The job announcement number is: USCP-15-1378877-EG.  This vacancy will be open until April 26, 2015.

Learn more about the Police Officer position requirements, benefits, salary, and hiring process at our website!

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Internship Opportunity at UMDPS for Summer 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Help New Students--Become an Orientation Leader!

New Student Orientation Leaders

Looking to get involved at the USG campus and tell incoming students about your experience?  Want to enhance your leadership and communication skills?  Volunteer this summer to be a New Student Orientation Leader!  Applications are due by Friday, May 15th and can be found on Connect@USG.  

Mandatory training - Friday, May 29 from 10-3pm

Questions?  Email Rachel Wolohan

CRIMSA Road Clean Up and Raffle

Road Clean-Up and Raffle

This Wednesday from 2-3pm.  Meet in the lobby of Building III near the Priddy Library.

Join the Criminology and Criminal Justice Student Association (CRIMSA) for their annual road clean-up event.  Get into the Earth Day spirit!  Gear will be provided.

Not interested in cleaning the road?  Help CRIMSA raise money for their club.  Participate in a raffle where you can win gift cards ($30 Visa, $20 Amazon, $10 Chipotle).  Tickets are $2 each, but you can buy 3 and get 1 free!  Raffle tickets will be sold in the Green Grove CafĂ© this week!

Social Work Job Fair and Expo-May 1 at USG!

Social Work Job Fair & Expo

Friday, May 1 10am - 2pm
Bldg II - Multipurpose Room 

It's almost here! Have you marked your calendar yet? Are you an undergraduate or graduate Social Work student and interested in meeting with professionals from your field? 

Come and attend the Social Work Job Fair & Expo to learn more about the career opportunities that are available for you. Speak with professionals from various organizations to see how you can obtain volunteer, internship, employment opportunities and more. 

Is it Time to Update your Relationship Status?

Is it Time to Update Your Relationship Status?

Monday, April 27 
4-6pm in III-3241

Explore dysfunctional relationship trends among young adults.

Learn how to identify red flags and help loved ones.

Hear from our expert keynote speaker, Dr. Joanne Bagshaw.

Hosted by UMBC Tau Sigma and Social Work Student Association.

Have you applied for a USG Scholarship??

USG Scholarships
Have you applied for the Fall 2015 USG Scholarships yet?  The application is available and the deadline is June 30th!  Check out this awesome video made by Layla Mahgoub, a UMD Communication student at USG.  

USG's Scholarship Superhero. 1:30
USG's Scholarship Superhero. 1:30

Metro Transit Police: Employer Networking Sessions--TOMORROW!

Metro Transit Police: Employer Networking Sessions
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

As a leader in the transportation industry, Metro strives to attract and retain top-quality staff to ensure high-quality service to our customers. One way Metro achieves this goal is by providing a work life that fosters the motivation and enthusiasm necessary to succeed. If you're looking for job satisfaction, excellent benefits, and professional development, Metro is where you want to be. To learn more, go to: Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified. RSVP for this event: Click here.

Join CRIMSA for USG Soccer Tournament

UMCP Graduation Tickets

Hi Graduates,
Here are the instructions for obtaining tickets for the University wide graduation.  Note that this is not where you will walk but this is where the main speaker will be.

Graduates may claim their processional ticket and guest tickets through the athletic online ticket account at beginning May 4. After the tickets are claimed, the tickets will be emailed in the form of a print-at-home ticket. Directions with log in access to the site will be emailed to all eligible graduating students on May 1 by Athletics.

Please direct all questions regarding online ticketing to Matt (contact information listed below) and the status of a graduate to receive tickets to Kevin (contact information listed below).  Each graduate will receive a total of four guest tickets for their family/friends and one processional ticket.

Matt Monroe
Assistant Athletic Director for Ticket Services University of Maryland
Phone: 301-314-7093

Kevin Lauer
Office of the Registrar
University of Maryland

Phone: 301 314 8271

Police Auxiliary Hiring

Police Auxiliary is hiring for the summer and fall semester! 

Looking for strong applicants, and you do no need to be a criminal justice major to apply.  Base pay is $8.50 per hour but the majority of our shifts are incentive pay ($10.50 per hour) and there are many opportunities for raises and upward mobility. Some of our main duties are general patrol of campus, manning the gate houses at the entrances to campus after hours, and providing building security for certain departments on campus. 

If anyone has any questions they can view our website at or they may email me at