Arts Weekly Newsletter 4/19

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This week at Arts Scholars...

Coffee & Crafts on Thursday

Card & Letter Writing
Thursday, April 25
5:00 - 6:30pm, Bel Air Study Lounge

Arts Fest next Friday and Saturday!

We are busy getting ready for Arts Fest! Arts Fest is April 26 and 27th. All Arts Scholars are required to attend and will need to complete an assignment during the festival. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Save the Dates: Academic Showcase and Scholars Kickball Tournament

Academic Showcase is May 3 4 - 5:30pm - All Scholars are required to attend. The annual Scholars Kickball Tournament is May 4 at 10am. Let's help Arts win for the first time!

Help us redesign the Bel Air Lounge 

Would you like more comfy seating or space to practice your instrument in the Bel Air Lounge? Contribute your ideas here:


Looking for supporting courses for Fall 2019? 
The supporting course lists for the Arts Scholars citation are now available in the Files section of ELMS. 

Pentathlon 4 due April 23!


Pentathlon 4 due April 23!

Pentathlon Opportunities

Maryland Day

Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: University of Maryland, College Park
Enjoy a day of learning, fun and discovery at the 21st annual Maryland Day. You'll find a wide variety of family-friendly events and activities where you can explore our world of fearless ideas.


SEE Presents: UMD Film & Multimedia Festival

Saturday, April 20, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Hoff Theater
Witness UMD history on Saturday, April 20 as SEE welcomes you to the University of Maryland Film & Multimedia Festival! This event will showcase film and multimedia creations from our Terp family. An exciting and diverse array of videos and films will be shown, including but not limited to narrative works, documentaries, music videos, and experimental works. Selected creators will have the opportunity to introduce their work and offer a brief audience Q&A after. Free popcorn will be provided!

SEE Presents: "Booksmart" Advance Screening

Monday, April 22, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Hoff Theater
Join us for an advance screening of Olivia Wilde's directorial debut "Booksmart" on April 22 in Hoff Theater! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to watch the "female Superbad" a month before it comes out in theaters! Tickets are FREE and will become available to the UMD community on Friday, April 5 at the Stamp Ticket Office. A ticket does not guarantee entry and tickets are first-come, first-served.

"Not Without Us!" Screening

Monday, April 22, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
H.J. Patterson Hall, Global Crossroads Space (Lobby)
Beyond the Classroom presents "Not Without Us!" which follows seven multi-generational, grassroots activists from around the world as they head to Paris for the 21st session of United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as the COP 21. Building on the momentum of the People's Climate March in New York in 2014, the Paris mobilizations in December 2015 were slated to be civil societies largest show of force yet. Activists, especially those on the frontline, wanted world leaders to feel the pressure. After two decades of failed climate negotiations - from Kyoto to Copenhagen to Cancun - the agreement to confront catastrophic climate change needed to be comprehensive, legally binding, and fair.

The Unafraid
Wednesday, April 24
Kay Theatre, Clarice

"THE UNAFRAID," a feature length documentary that follows the personal lives of three DACA students in Georgia, a state that has banned them from attending their top state universities and disqualifies them from receiving in-state tuition at any other public college. Shot in an observational style over a period of four years, this film takes an intimate look at the lives of Alejandro, Silvia and Aldo as they navigate activism, pursuing their right to education, and fighting for the rights of their families and communities. This film shows us what it means to grow up both American and undocumented in the United States. Opening remarks will be offered by President Wallace Loh

Following the screening, will be a panel discussion on the documentary and what it means to be a DACA student at the University of Maryland with special guest speakers to be announced.

Royal Scottish Country Dance

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mathematics Building Rotunda
We offer a Scottish country dancing class and practice. (An ancestor of square dancing and a cousin of the dancing you have seen in Jane Austen movies.) Taught by certificated Scottish Country Dance teacher Howard Lasnik (Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics). ANYONE can come! No experience required! No partner needed! No Scottish heritage required!


Between The Lines: A Pride-Themed Zine Writing Workshop
Monday, April 22, 2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Art & Learning Center
Celebrate Pride Month by creating zines from start to finish with a group of open-minded folx. All necessary supplies provided by Studio A.


Bach Cantata
Thursday, February 21 - May 2
1:30 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Grand Pavilion
Free, no tickets required.
Bach, the great master, wrote more than 200 cantatas, and UMD Choral Activities aims to sing them all in this series of informal performances by students, faculty, staff and community friends.

Kreativity Open Mic Night 2018
Friday, March 1 - Mon , May 13
7:30 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Cafritz Foundation Theatre
Free, no tickets required.
Join the Kreators of the Kreativity Diversity Troupe for an open mic night, full of music, dance, and spoken word.

Visual Art
Driskell Center Presents: Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Wednesday, February 27 to April 27
9:00AM - 5:00 PM
The David C. Driskell Center
Posing Beauty in African American Culture examines the contested ways in which African and African American beauty has been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such as music and the Internet.

New exhibitions at UMUC. See:


Other Opportunities
Arts Leadership Minor
The College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce the launching of the Arts Leadership Minor. This is a great opportunity for students to gain an introduction to the field of arts management as well as gain key practical and strategic skills needed to be leaders in the arts.  Please share with your students, especially those who have interests in the creative and performing arts. See this PDF for more details.

Scholarships up to $2,000
Deadline: May 10, 5:00pm

Applications are being accepted for the Maryland Parent & Family Association Student Scholarship Awards. The scholarships provide assistance to current undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating personal or family financial circumstances. A minimum of 15 scholarships will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. Award criteria, instructions, and an online application can be found at Questions? Contact the Office of Parent and Family Affairs at 301.314.8429 or
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