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February 11, 2005                                                                            2004-05, No. 8



F E A T U R E   S T O R Y




UMBC's success in forging leaders in a wide array of fields will be celebrated February 9 at the Alumni Awards ceremony in Annapolis. Six graduates will receive the Alumni Association's highest honor.


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A  M E S S A G E   F R O M   T H E   B U R S A R ' S   O F F I C E

1098T Information

It is tax season again and 1098Ts for 2004 have been mailed to all eligible students.  This year, students can go on line to view and print their 1098Ts as well.  Please refer to this link for more information and FAQ.

***Please note that the Bursar's Office must have an Authorization to Release Information form, signed by the student, before we can release any billing information (including 1098T info) to parents.  To download and print the form, please click here >

As always, feel free to contact the Bursar's Office at bursar@umbc,edu with any questions or concerns.


U P D A T E !   M E E T I N G   W I S H E S   F O R   W A R M T H

Student Judicial Program's 1st Annual Coat Drive was an overwhelming success. Thanks to the support of students, faculty and staff, we collected over 100 coats, in addition to hats and gloves. These items were donated to those less fortunate in the Baltimore community. Student Judicial Programs would like to thank the following people for their contribution to the community: Michelle Myers-Brown, Gloria Bagwell, Diane Odachowski, Robin Moskal, Sandy Riggs, Beatrice Kondo, Mark
Armour, Jeannette Casserly, Marita Hipolito, Jim Krebs, Pam Hobbs, Ian Brown, Joyce Myers, Carolyn Bisser, Kathleen Hill, Ginny Kellman, Delana Gregg, Sarah Hill, Veronica Manglirawan, Autumn Lee Shirani Rajan, Shannon Fitzmaurice, Erum Marfani, Shelly Graham, Alia Jolin, Eric Moore, Christopher Tkacik, David Soudz, Barbara Bisser, Bobbie Shahpazian, Connie McConahy.





Summer and PT Job/Internship Fair (2/17)

At UMBC's Summer and Part-Time Job/Internship Fair, students can meet with employers who are hiring for summer, part-time, internship and temporary positions. The fair is open to all members of the UMBC community. Participants should bring several copies of their resumes and dress professionally. A list of participating employers is available at: 12-3:30 p.m., U.C. Ballroom. Co-sponsored by the Shriver Center (ext. 5-2493) and the Career Development Center (ext. 5-2216;</src/compose.php? or mailto: </src/compose.php?


2004-2005 Inclement Weather/Emergency Closing Policy Now Online
As winter weather approaches, the updated inclement weather/emergency closing policy for 2004-2005 is now online at Please bookmark the page for future reference and remember to check the "What's New" section of the UMBC homepage ( for the latest information on and links to weather-related closing announcements throughout the season.


Phoenix Dance Company Concert (2/11-12)

The Department of Dance presents the Phoenix Dance Company, the professional dance company in residence at UMBC. Known for its exploration of dance and technology, the Phoenix Dance Company features choreography by Carol Hess and Doug Hamby, and performances by Sandra Lacy and other artists. 8 p.m. each evening in the UMBC Theatre. $15 general admission, $7 students and seniors. Order tickets in advance at or call 410-752-8950. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door (cash or check only).


Social Justice Film Series: A Class Divided (2/14-15)

One day in 1968, Jane Elliott, a teacher in a small, all-white Iowa town, divided her third grade class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups and gave them a daring lesson in discrimination. /A Class Divided/ is the story of what she taught the children, and the impact the lesson had on their lives 30 years later. A discussion period will follow the screening. 2 p.m. on Feb. 14 in ACIV-A, Room 208. 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 15 in The Commons Graduate Student Lounge. Sponsored by the Department of Education and the Graduate Student Association.

"Suburban Journals" Exhibition (Through 3/26)

The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents "Suburban Journals: The Sketchbooks, Drawings and Prints of Charles Ritchie." The exhibition spans 20 years and traces the Maryland artist's creations from journal conceptions as watercolor and pen and ink, through independent sheets in various drawing media. For more information, call ext. 5-2270 or visit online:

"Ruffin Cooper: The Golden Gate Bridge Series" Exhibition (Through 3/26)

The Albin O. Kuhn Library presents "Ruffin Cooper: The Golden Gate Bridge Series." Cooper (1942-1992) was a conceptual artist and photographer who came of age in the 1960s. He went to Woodstock in 1969, lived for a time at a New Mexico commune, and later established himself as an artist in San Francisco, crossing paths at different times with such cultural icons as Dennis Hopper, Allen Ginsberg and Andy Warhol. For more information, call ext. 5-2270 or visit






1. Shlomo Carmi, Engineering and Information Technology, Moderates
   STEMEd Caucus
2. Junior Grant Huang Awarded Reese Cleghorn Internship

3. UMBC Student-Athletes Break School Records for Fall 2004 Semester *




I N   T H E   N E W S


1. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Exhibition in City Paper
2. Thomas Blass, Psychology, in the News
3. Barry Dove, Music, in the Northeast Reporter
4. President Freeman Hrabowski in the Shreveport Times
5. Thomas Schaller, Political Science, in the Delmarva Daily Times

6. UMBC in the Baltimore Sun


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