Every year, Retrievers of all ages (including some actual Retriever… Continue Reading Reconnect with Your Retriever Pride at Homecoming 2022
It’s never easy to start a new job, but athletic director Brian Barrio had more to contend with than which parking lot to use. He joined #RetrieverNation in January of 2020 and after only two months (during which time, he even lived in a campus apartment), UMBC closed its physical campus due to COVID-19. With 17 Division I sports and over 350 student-athletes, this would have been a massive undertaking in the best of circumstances. We talked to Brian about what that transition was like, what he’s learned from the experience, and what’s up next. And he almost managed to make it through the entire interview without one sports reference. Continue Reading Leading a (Retriever) Nation
UMBC President Valerie Sheares Ashby started her first day at UMBC getting straight to what excites her most—getting to know the people of UMBC face to face. Continue Reading Welcoming UMBC’s Newest Retriever, President Valerie Sheares Ashby
National Take Your Dog to Work Day might officially only be celebrated on the Friday after Father’s Day, but for Sergeant Jamie Cheatem of the UMBC Police Department, it’s every day. Coming up on their three-year anniversary this September, Sgt. Cheatem and Chip, UMBC’s comfort dog, have quickly become an inseparable duo both on the job and at home. Continue Reading What’s it Like When “Take Your Dog to Work Day” Is Every Day?
Valerie Sheares Ashby, current dean of Duke University’s Trinity School of Arts & Sciences, may not officially start her role until August 1, but she’s already making a splash on campus. Continue Reading Incoming President Surprises an Excited Campus
Following Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the Retriever community has turned to students and faculty to provide insight on the subject, as well as ways to help. Continue Reading UMBC Responds to Putin’s War in Ukraine
In celebration of spending time outdoors in all seasons, here are a few of the best spots on and near campus to enjoy some fresh air in the new year. Continue Reading The 9 Best Places on Campus to Enjoy Fresh Air