Author Archives: FernBlogs

About FernBlogs

Hey USG fam, my name is Fernando and I’m a communication student at the University of Maryland at USG. If you’re looking for engaging ways to meet new people and a sense of community at shady grove, my blog can definitely point you in the right direction.

DOING DATA! @ The Priddy Library

If the students at the Universities at Shady Grove are interested in learning the basics of Excel, the Priddy Library will hold a workshop in October and November to go over the three F’s of Excel. A librarian will give … Continue reading

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Priddy Library Workshops

The Priddy Library is offering workshops where a group of students and professionals engage in thorough discussion and activities on particular subjects. This semester, there will be workshops on DOING DATA! Programs and activities such as Intro to SPSS, infographics … Continue reading

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Gaithersburg Book Festival

The Universities at Shady Grove is looking for volunteers that speak a diverse array of languages. Our institution is hosting a multilingual story time tent at the Gaithersburg Book Festival. Anyone who is fluent in Spanish, Korean, French, Amharic, Farsi, … Continue reading

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Productivity for Stress Management

As students enter the week before finals, it is important to manage stress as effectively as possible.  It’s important to note that stress is not something you feel. Stress is not a temporary state of mind that you experience. It’s important … Continue reading

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DEA Drug Take-Back Day

On Tuesday, April 24th, the Universities at Shady Grove will be hosting an event that gives students the opportunity to learn about the potential for the abuse of medication. The event also gives students the opportunity to turn in their … Continue reading

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Priddy Library Workshops

Computer applications are an emerging part of the workplace and educational systems. Excel is an software that features various uses including calculation and graphing tools. This software is useful for formulas, functions and formatting. These tools are used to analyze and … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month

This annual declared month was chosen to honor and inspire the study, observance and celebration of women’s essential role in American history. The women’s march that took place in Washington D.C. on January 21st of last year showed that the … Continue reading

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Film, Diversity and Culture

The Universities at Shady Grove are holding an event hosted by the Diversity and Culture Committee to promote attention and discussion about a film named “Skin Deep.” The film follows a group of diverse college students from the University of … Continue reading

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Choose Discomfort

Does procrastinating cause you problems? Does leaving things for the last minute cause you stress when deadlines are approaching?  One way to deal with delaying important tasks is to choose doing the uncomfortable thing now. If you leave things for … Continue reading

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Raise your Words not Your Voice

Starting another semester as a full-time student can bring a lot of stressful situations. With each new class comes a list of rules and regulations that determine your success in the class. It’s easy for a student’s mind to start … Continue reading

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