Alumnus Erick Sahler ’89, Graphic Design and Art History, in

Alumnus Erick Sahler ’89, Graphic Design and Art History, was featured on the news site on June 28th, with a focus on his latest silkscreen print for purchase. The piece, entitled “Summer of ’61,”  is based on a photograph of the time, depicting the  Chincoteague, VA’s Island Theatre with its marquee featuring the 1961 film adaptation of Misty of Chincoteague, and a ’55 Ford in the foreground. Sahler, who worked for Salisbury, MD’s The Daily Times as managing editor from 1989 to 2011, currently sells his artwork and screen prints under his “Erick Sahler Serigraphs” moniker, which was launched… Continue Reading Alumnus Erick Sahler ’89, Graphic Design and Art History, in

Alumnus Ed Becker ’01, Biological Sciences, in Cape Gazette

Cape Gazette, the newspaper which covers the Cape Region of Delaware, published an article written by alumnus and practicing orthopedic physician Ed Becker ’01, biological sciences, on June 24th. The article, entitled “Tennis elbow: not just for tennis players,” is something of an ABC for the sporting ailment, ranging over such matters as symptoms, contributing factors, and finally offers a few recommendations to lessen the likelihood of tennis elbow occurring, and possible courses of action if it does. “Always warm up before play,” wrote Becker, “and put all of [the] major joints through a complete range of motion. Lighter racquets… Continue Reading Alumnus Ed Becker ’01, Biological Sciences, in Cape Gazette

Shana Palmer ’15, MFA in Visual Arts, Exhibits in Finland

Shana Palmer, an MFA candidate with Visual Arts for 2015, is participated in the Invisible Time exhibition at the MUU Gallery based in Helsinki, Finland. Palmer contributed  to the track “Lunar Storm” from her band Secret Secrets’s latest album Chiromagica, to the “Wall of Sound” portion of the exhibit, alongside ten other track by other participating artists. Secret Secrets is a duo of Palmer on vocals and electronics with drums provided by Melissa Moore. Invisible Time opened at the MUU Gallery on June 8th and closed on June 21st. More information on the exhibit and its participants can be found… Continue Reading Shana Palmer ’15, MFA in Visual Arts, Exhibits in Finland

Dance Piece by Josephine Kalema ’13, Dance, Performed in D.C. in July

Josephine Kalema, a senior dance major, will have her piece Past, Present, and Future performed at the Washington, D.C. performance space Dance Place as part of the  annual New Release Choreographer’s Showcase this coming July. It will feature dancers Arnesha Reives, Jonique Holcomb, Alexis Renee, Candice Grace, and Jasmynn Speight, and  mixes traditional and modern African dance. Kalema dedicates Past, Present, and Future to her Ugandan family, as well as “every culture that has gone through life changing barriers,” according to Dance Place’s website. The dates for the New Release Choreographer’s Showcase are July 7th at 8 p.m., and July 8th at… Continue Reading Dance Piece by Josephine Kalema ’13, Dance, Performed in D.C. in July

Seth Sawyers ’99, History, in The Baltimore Sun

For Father’s Day 2012, The Baltimore Sun published an essay written by alumnus Seth Sawyers ’99, history, entitled “Driving with Dad.” Sawyers, who teaches essay writing for the English Department, recounted his memories of riding around Western Maryland with his father and brothers as a boy. The piece is at times poignant, but often humorous, such as when Sawyers remembers one incident involving his father convincing another driver to go through a broken light which only flashed red. He writes: “Somebody behind us honked. Dad craned his neck, looking at the light. Somebody honked again. Dad yanked on the parking… Continue Reading Seth Sawyers ’99, History, in The Baltimore Sun

Sara Patenaude ’11 Wins Arnold Prize

Sara Patenaude ’11 M.A., historical studies, has won the Arnold Prize for Outstanding Writing on Baltimore’s History. The Arnold Prize is named for Joseph L. Arnold, a professor of history at UMBC who died in 2004.  He was a vital and important member of the faculty for three and a half decades, as well as a leading historian of urban and planning history. He also played an active and often leading role with a variety of private and public historical institutions in the Baltimore area, and at his death was hailed as the “dean of Baltimore historians.” The Arnold Prize… Continue Reading Sara Patenaude ’11 Wins Arnold Prize

Seth Sawyers ’99 in The Millions

Seth Sawyers ’99, history, and adjunct faculty in English, has a new essay in the online literary magazine The Millions. This essay, which is a chapter is from his recently completed memoir about growing up in the hills of western Maryland, is entitled “Baseball, Finally.”  It appeared on the website on April 4.  “….I can still feel the rhythm of the infield drill. I did thousands of them, the movements deep inside me like the steps of a dance, like the bass lines to certain Beatles’ songs.I loved turning double plays, taking the throw from third or from short, quickly… Continue Reading Seth Sawyers ’99 in The Millions

Kaye Whitehead ’09, LLC, in the Baltimore Sun

Kaye Whitehead ’09 Ph.D., language, literacy and culture, recently published an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun. In her piece, entitled “Black History is American History,” she argues that “we should no longer celebrate or recognize Black History Month; instead, we should teach black history alongside white history, Asian-American history, Latino history, women’s history and others” in order to create one narrative of American history. A former middle school social studies teacher, and the 2006-07 Gilder Lehrman Maryland History Teacher of the Year, Whitehead did not recognize Black History Month in her classroom. She is now an assistant professor of communication… Continue Reading Kaye Whitehead ’09, LLC, in the Baltimore Sun

Video: How to Tell the Difference…

From UMBC Magazine Summer 2011: How to Tell the Difference Between Alumna/us/ae/i. Video by Jenny O’Grady.

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