Odds and Ends…

With Spring Break right around the corner(woohoo!), my thoughts are scattered in a million different places (i.e. spring recruitment travel, applications, up-coming programs and events, and my first trip to Phillies spring training!!!). So, this blog will be a reflection of my “scatter-brain”! Excited?!? I knew you would be!

To start, our basketball team is America East Conference regular season champs!! I know Josh already wrote a post about our amazing basketball team, but being a champion doesn’t get old. 🙂 And, UMBC’s Jay Greene is one of three finalists for “America East Men’s Basketball Fans’ Choice Player of the Year” (what a mouthful!). The winner will be announced tomorrow (March 6) and the results will be posted on the America East website. Check it out, http://www.AmericaEast.com

Next, I’d like to extend a big congratulations to Philip Graff, UMBC’s most recent Gates Cambridge Scholar. Philip was among an applicant pool of 600, and is one of only 45 U.S. recipients of the prestigious scholarship. Philip will follow in the footsteps of other notable scientists such as Issac Newton, Stephen Hawking, and UMBC alum Ian Ralby! As a Gates Cambridge Scholar, Philip will be fully funded to complete one-to-four years of graduate study in any field at Cambridge University. Best of luck Philip!!

Here’s a little pop quiz. What are UMBC’s colors?? Black and gold, you say?? Well, that would normally be correct, but currently UMBC’s colors are black, gold, and green!! Yup, green! I know, not the best combination of colors, but it’s for a good cause. UMBC is currently participating in Recyclemania, a contest that includes over 400 other colleges. Recyclables will be collected from bins around campus, weighed, and reported to the Recyclemania Headquarters. So, reduce, reuse, and most of all, recycle!!

Looking for something to do? Why not check out the IN10 theatre festival. The IN10 festival is being presented by UMBC’s Department of Theatre and features new theatrical works for young actresses and all audiences. Each performance offers four different plays and Thursday’s performance is free for all UMBC students. If you’re not a UMBC student, general admission tickets are only $10, which averages out to $2.50 a play (impressive math skills, huh?) . Hurry up and get on over to UMBC’s Theatre because the festival concludes March 9.

Well, that about does it for me. My brain has “scattered away” from blogging…


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