USGANews: for the week of August 11th 2008
USGA: University Student Government Association.
For more information, please also visit our webpage at http://www.umaryland.edu/usga
1) Limited Parking Spaces Available: On August 18th, 2008, there will be
150 parking spaces available at the BioPark Garage (1N. Poppleton St.,
across MLK Blvd). Permits will be available on a first come-first serve basis.
Student currently parking at the BioPark Garage MUST return their access
cards to be refunded and will not be automatically be eligible for a new permit.
For your safety and convenience, the UMB BioPark shuttle is available to
transport you from the BioPark garage to campus and back. The shuttle runs
from 6a-10p, Mon-Fri and makes five designated stops on campus (no special
requests!). Visit the parking website for more info and schedule:
Prepayment of the entire amount is required at the time of registration.
The $100 parking fee is payable by cash, check, or credit card.
However, the $10.00 refundable access card fee must be paid IN CASH ONLY.
To purchase, bring your student ID OneCard, vehicle registration card and
payment to the Parking Office located at 622 W. Fayette St, on the 2nd floor
between 8:30AM and 4:30PM,beginning August 18th. Permits must be purchased
by September 12, 2008 and will be valid for parking between 8/20 - 12/21/08.
For more information call (410) 706-6603 or visit the parking website listed above.
2) Funding Meetings: Student Organizations wishing to request USGA funding for
the 2008 Fall semester MUST have a representative attend ONE (only one!)
of the following Funding meeting dates: 8/25, 8/27, 9/3, 9/4.
The meetings all begin at 5PM and will explain the funding request process,
expectations, as well as provide help with completing the paperwork necessary
to receive funds for the Fall‘08 semester.
Please RSVP with the date of the meeting that you will attend to
Or, if you are unable to any of the four meeting dates, then please also email Tom at
Funding requests must be received no later than September 19th at 7PM in the
Office of Student Activities (Room 238, 222 N. Pine St) AND through email at
3) Volunteer with the UMB Outreach Council: The University of Maryland Baltimore
partner school Diggs Johnson Middle School needs your help! Volunteer your time and
participate in School Spruce-Up Days at Diggs Johnson Middle School on Aug 16 and 23
from 8am – 4pm. Join us for a day of cleaning, painting and other work to improve
the school's appearance. (Diggs Johnson Middle School, 1300 Herkimer St, Baltimore. Md. 21223)
Contact E. Lorraine Wallace or Kimberly Sollers at 410-396-1572 or 443-857-8582 for more information.
4) FREE Tickets! You are invited to the 2008 Maryland State Fair to celebrate the Governor's
Volunteer Day on Sunday, August 24th as a special thank you from the Governor's Office to all
the Volunteers that have contributed to creating positive changes throughout the state of Maryland.
The Fair features amusement rides, food, exhibits, and entertainment. Tickets may be picked up
at the Student Center (222 N. Pine St, 2nd floor Rm 238). For more information on the Maryland State
Fair visit http://www.marylandstatefair.com
5) O’s vs Twins BullPen Party Baseball tickets are now on Sale at the Student Ctr. in Rm238!
Friday, September 12th 2008 @ Camden Yards.
Tickets are $10 students/$20 guests and includes food with admission. (CASH ONLY!)
Dinner starts at 5:30pm, game starts at 7:05pm.
Join us for a night of baseball, food, and fun!
5) USGA Senate Retreat! **Mandatory for all Senators**
Mark the date: Saturday, September 6th 2008 @ 9:45am, 2nd floor Student Center
Please make the necessary arrangements to attend this 5 hour retreat.
6) Student Newspaper looking for Writers, Editors, Photographers and More!
Like to write? Want to share your ideas/opinions? Interested in staying in touch with
what's going on on-campus? Or in getting to know students from all the different schools
here at UMB? Then consider joining the Campus Connection: the independent Student
Newspaper at UMB!
Our stories/article range from news reporting, investigative, features, human interest,
op-eds/editorials, humor/comics, sports, and entertainment. Time commitment is flexible,
no skills necessary - just creativity, drive, and the desire to inform and entertain. Help us
continue what this campus truly needs: an independent, student-run newspaper serving to
inform and represent the students' voice!
For more information or if you are interested in serving as editors, writers, artists/cartoonists,
advertising/marketing, web design/online publishing, or otherwise assisting, contact us at:
7) Headlines from the Campus Connection, the independent student newspaper at UMB:
To view articles from the entire newspaper, go to www.campusconnectiononline.com
Man in Possession of an Explosive Device Arrested in Front of UMB Biopark
Summer Fashion Trends
The Intimacy of Travel
BallPhreak: Our blogger's take on the 2008 baseball season
USGANews is a weekly email sent for the purpose of keeping UMB students
informed about programs, events and related news happening on campus.
USGA will only advertise programs, events and related news sponsored by UMB
students, faculty or staff. We will not include posts that advertise alcohol
(including “drink specials”) or unprofessional content.
The USGA Executive Board reserves the right to exercise discretionary authority
over the content published in the weekly USGANews emails.
Please submit all USGANews announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org
(do not hit reply to this email) by Fridays at 5pm in order for the announcement
to be sent on Sunday for distribution over the following week. Thank you for