Arts Weekly Newsletter 8/30

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This week at Arts Scholars...


The Arts Scholars Newsletter is sent out to all students in the program every Friday. It lists upcoming program events, gives reminders for colloquium, and provides lists of upcoming events on campus for Pentathlon credit. If you have something you would like to include, please let Kenna ( know by Wednesday.

Scholars Block Party

Join us today for the Scholar Block Party! From 3:30 to 5 pm in the Cambridge Community Quad. Get to know some of your fellow students in Scholars while also learning about some of the opportunities we have to get involved. We'll have Rita's Italian Ice, Insomnia cookies and more!

Welcome event

All Freshmen are expected to attend our welcome event on Sunday, September 1 from 11 am to 4 pm. Lunch will be provided. Please meet in CCC1100.


Field Trip to Cirque du Soleil

Our first field trip of the semester is September 4! If you signed up for the Cirque du Soleil field trip meet Heather and the bus in the Cambridge Hall parking lot at 6pm. 

Get Involved!
This is your chance to get involved in the Scholars Community! 
Lakeland STARs Tutors
Application Deadline - Sunday, Sept. 8th @ 11:59pm

Student Advisory Board 
Application Deadline - Thursday, Sept. 12th @ 11:59pm

Colloquium Updates

No class. Happy Labor Day!
For next week, complete the Arts Journal Entry 2 assignment and the Syllabus Quiz on ELMS.
This week we will be discussing the creative process. How does creativity work? What does your creative process look like? What options do I have for my “capstone” project?
Check out our new website!

Arts Scholars now has our very own website!  Designed for current Arts Scholars students, the website is a great resource for seeing what events are coming up, learning more about the program, and viewing photos from past Arts Scholars events. Check out Arts Scholars today! 

Pentathlon Events

Royal Scottish Country Dance
Wednesday, September 4
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mathematics Building Rotunda
Cost: Free
We offer a Scottish country dancing class and practices. (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!
Contact: Howard Lasnik 301-405-4929

At the Hoff in Stamp Student Union:
  • Avengers: Endgame - August 31st @ 8:00pm
  • Detective Pikachu - September 5th & 7th @ 8:00pm
Late Night Mic
Thursday, September 5
Stamp Atrium
9 PM

Artistic Activism is the dynamic marriage of the creative power of the arts to move audiences emotionally and the strategic planning of activism necessary to bring about social change. With the allure and expressiveness of their words, community organizers and artists address political or social issues to reach a global audience.
In collaboration with Terps After Dark, join us for conversations of the intersections of art and activism. Audiences will hear from a student opener, a fellow UMD poet, Rudy Francisco, nationally renowned poetry slam artist and author, and Aja Monet, spoken word poet and co-founder of Smoke Signals Studio, a community collective dedicated to music, art, culture, and community organizing.

Josh Peck
Friday, September 6
9 PM
Stamp Grand Ballroom
This will be a moderated Q/A with Josh Peck as he talks about his previous work (including Drake and Josh, The Amanda Show, etc.) and his new YouTube career!

Visual Art
Inspired! Jim Henson at Maryland
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - Tue , May 26, 2020 (all day)
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
The exhibit provides a window into the profound impact Henson’s experiences on campus, both in the classroom and in his extra-curricular activities, had on his creative and professional development, laying the foundation for a remarkable career that included the creation of the Muppets and beyond. Featured are 25 pieces of original art created by Jim Henson (1936-1990), theatrical programs and ephemera, photographs, and an interactive digital archive of Henson’s sketchbooks, student projects, and press clippings from The Jim Henson Company Archives, Special Collections in Performing Arts, and UMD's University Archives. Video clips from the 1950s and 1960s demonstrate the breadth of Henson’s genius, already evident in his early work on local Washington television.

Lia Halloran: The Same Sky Overarches Us All 
UMD Art Gallery
September 5 to November 22
Monday to Friday, 11 am to 4 pm
Art/Sociology Building
The exhibition explores the lesser-known history of early women astronomers and the central role they played in modern astronomy, including the discovery and documentation of major celestial bodies. Using large-scale cyanotypes -- a photographic printing process developed in the mid-nineteenth century, primarily for scientific use -- Halloran examines how perception, time, and scale informs the human desire to understand the world and our emotional and psychological place within it. The exhibition also features her first immersive, three-channel video installation, Double Horizon (2019), an aerial exploration of the space above Los Angeles. 


New Arts Leadership Minor
Enroll now to reserve your spot in this exciting new minor!
THE MINOR IN ARTS LEADERSHIP provides students with the opportunity to acquire the practical and strategic skills to become leaders in the arts, whether as artists, as entrepreneurs in the business of the arts, or as cultural leaders in government
and non-governmental agencies. The principal emphasis will be on arts leadership in not-for-profit environments. Although primarily intended for students majoring in the College of Arts and Humanities, the minor in Arts Leadership is designed to meet the needs of any student at the University of Maryland with an interest in arts entrepreneurship, arts administration and arts activism. Go to:

New Humanities, Health, and Medicine Minor
This minor engages students in an interdisciplinary curriculum that applies the methods, perspectives, and insights, of the arts and humanities to health and medical education as well as practice. Through an exploration of human health and medicine using the interdisciplinary questions and research methods of literacy and cultural studies, as well as the arts, philosophy, communication, and history, the minor aims to develop and nurture skills such as empathy, ethical understanding, socio-cultural analysis, self-reflection, and an appreciation of diversity and inclusion that are essential for humane and effective medical care as well as sound health policy. This minor is open to all undergraduate students on campus, regardless or major.

Follow Arts Scholars on Social Media

We have a new Instagram account!  Follow us on Instagram @umd.artsscholars to stay up to date on events and connect with your peers.

You can also join our Facebook group:
Arts Scholars
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Or drop by and say hi!

This newsletter was sent on May 17, 2019.


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