I hope this note finds you healthy and safe. While we cannot gather in person, our Terp community remains strong. The Alumni Association staff is here – remotely, of course – to serve you. We are working hard to provide original programming and engagement opportunities that are relevant to you right now, both personally and professionally. We will strive to provide insights, information and inspiration to you during this unprecedented time.
We want to hear from you. Tell us your stories. Ask us your questions. Share your expertise with fellow alumni and students.
In time, we will again gather in person on campus and around the country. Until then, stay connected with us and fellow Terps online through our webinars, trivia contests, mentorship programs, book clubs, social media outlets and more.
Stay safe, and Go Terps!
Amy Eichhorst
Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations
Executive Director, University of Maryland Alumni Association
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April 2020 Alumni Newsletter
Featured Gallery: Quiet days on Campus
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Quiet Days on Campus
With the vast majority of students, faculty and staff away from campus, we are reminded of the beauty of campus in springtime, and that we will be together again soon.
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We Need Sport
Sport Has Always Helped Connect Us. We Will Be Back.
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Virtual Programs
UMD Virtual Programming
Webinar: Find your Happiness at Work
April 9 at noon
Learn 30 research-backed benefits of humor, the value of developing a humor mindset, and how to start using humor today to work happier and better.
Brown Bag Book Talk with Leslie Gray Streeter '93
April 13 at noon
Bring your lunch and listen to Streeter talk about her path to becoming an author, and read an excerpt from her recently published book.
Click here to find more virtual programming.
Terp Deals
Saving on Essentials
Now is a perfect time to access one of your membership benefits. With your Terp Deals account, you can save money without leaving your house on products and services relevant to your safety, health and extended time at home:
  • Grocery coupons
  • Food and meal kit delivery
  • Online pet supplies
  • Health products
  • Children's book club subscriptions
  • Activities to do at home
Not a member? We're offering a $200 discount on lifetime membership. Visit our website to join and learn more about what membership can provide to you.
Terps Supporting Terps
Terps Supporting Terps
If you are a Terp providing virtual content during the coronavirus crisis—webinars, podcasts, video series, etc.—let us know and select opportunities will be featured and shared with the broader Terp network. Fill out our form here.
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USM Seeks Health-Care Alums to Assist During Crisis
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The state of Maryland urgently needs more health-care workers to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Can you help? The University System of Maryland (USM) is calling on alumni who are retired or lapsed in the medical field or are qualified students to consider supporting the effort. Gov. Larry Hogan has created new categories of licensing, available here. If you need more information or assistance with the process, contact Joann Boughman, USM senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs, at jboughman@usmd.edu.
Count Me In! Participate In The 2020 Census
Maryland Today – 5 Tips to Disinfect Your Social Media of COVID-19 Fake News
Maryland Today – David C. Driskell, African American Art Pioneer, Dies at 88
Maryland Today – Gifts Pour in to Student Crisis Fund. So Do Pleas for Help
Maryland Today – Engineers Create Solutions for a Crisis
Maryland Today – Protection Collections Abound for Local Health Care Workers
UMD Right Now – UMD Graduate Programs Receive High Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Stay active. Stay informed. Stay Connected.
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Pop Quiz
Memorial Chapel Garden
April is National Garden Month. What is the name of the garden located on the south side of Memorial Chapel that opened in 2010?
  1. The Garden of Contemplation and Serenity
  2. The Garden of Reflection and Remembrance
  3. The Garden of Tranquility and Peace
  4. The Garden of Rest and Relaxation
  5. The Garden of Stillness and Quiet
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Three Terps who respond correctly will be randomly selected to win a clear stadium tote bag.
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Help Terps In Need - Give Now
I donated — all you Terps let's help out. Via @UofMaryland: Terps need your help! The #UMD Student Crisis Fund is helping Terps meet basic needs during COVID-19, but with funding depleted, we need your support today: go.umd.edu/crisisfund
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Proud to be an alum. #goterps! Via @UofMaryland: #UMD engineering students and faculty have shifted their labs' focus to creating hand sanitizer and surgical masks, which they're giving away to first responders and medical professionals.
The Princeton Review
We're thrilled to announce that we have partnered with The Princeton Review! Join them as they offer FREE live online exam strategy sessions. Each one-hour session will cover exam content, sample problems and test-taking strategies from the comfort of your home.
LSAT: April 18 at 10:00 a.m.
MCAT: April 18 at 1:00 p.m.
GRE: April 18 at 3:00 p.m.
Register Here
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Three Easy Steps to Reduce Stress in Your Daily Life
During times of uncertainty, such as during the current coronavirus pandemic, chronic stress, in particular, can have a negative effect on our bodies and minds. Luckily, stress reduction techniques are easy to learn and most can be done anywhere, anytime.
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