Recently you may have seen fliers around USG and at different campus events that looked like this:
This past Wednesday I had the opportunity to attend power hour with undergraduate students. It was an insightful, open, and informal event.
We had the opportunity to sit down and have lunch with Dr. Edelstein and to discuss any concerns or comments we may have had about USG. I wanted to start with the fact that the food was AMAZING. First of all, there was no pizza (which you see pretty much at every other event). Here we had chicken, noodles, salad, and a variety of desserts (I took a brownie and can attest to the fact that it was moist and insanely chocolatey).
We all sat down at that fancy glass room that’s on the third floor that everyone wants to sit in (let’s face it, it makes everything look important). Dr. Edelstein went around the room and asked everyone to introduce themselves including what program you are in, what year you are planning to graduate in, what your future goals are, and how you came to USG. Student Council had a very apparent presence at the lunch, but Student Bloggers also came in a close second!
As we went around the table, there was a common thread within what everyone was saying- that they are thankful that they attend their home school’s classes at USG. After everyone had the chance to introduce themselves, everyone was eager to share their thoughts with Dr. Edelstein about USG and what improvements could be made.
People talked about course sharing, bringing in new programs (both graduate, undergraduate, and certificate), potentially bringing in foreign language courses, the new garage that will require IDs to access- and how UMUC students will deal with that since as of yet they cannot have IDs, and of course the all-important need for more microwaves in the cafeteria. I, as a Biology major, specifically talked about pre medical advising and how we have to go all the way to main campus to access it. There were tons of great ideas going around the table, all things that could improve the USG campus into an even greater place to be at.
If you did not have the chance to attend this event, don’t worry! There are conversations with graduate and undergraduate students coming up (details on the flier above). Make sure to make it to either of those events and make your voice be heard!