Tag Archives: the Universities at Shady Grove

Being Grateful in an Ungracious World…

Why do we forget about being grateful? I think it is because it’s easy to focus on what we don’t have or where we are lacking. I also think it is normal to think that we always need to be … Continue reading

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Shifting Perspectives

Two summers ago, I decided to volunteer at the Veteran’s Administration in Washington, DC. I was placed in the CLC, or Community Living Center, the long-term rehabilitation and nursing home within the VA. Although the VA sometimes gets poor marks … Continue reading

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Animal House

On the weekends, isn’t it nice to visit a place you’ve never been before? We live in the DC area, so there is always a museum, concert or festival to attend. Here is a place you have probably never been … Continue reading

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Simulation & Game Design at the University of Baltimore

University of Baltimore at Shady Grove offers an exciting opportunity to study for a career in game design. The program focuses around the concepts and the designing skills that create the video games that we all love. The major offered … Continue reading

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Final Farewells

It’s hard to believe, but on Monday I finished up my nine-week fellowship with Historic Deerfield, a museum in Massachusetts. The last weeks of the fellowship were particularly intense as the six of us fellows were completing our 25-page research … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings

It’s mind-blowing to think about, but this will, sadly, be my last blog of the 2016-17 school year here on Around the Grove. Ending the school year is always bittersweet – there’s the relief that you can finally relax, the sense … Continue reading

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Making History Happen: UMBC @ USG’s Public History Minor

The highlight of my time attending the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s undergraduate program at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) has been completing a minor in Public History. Many people have never heard of public history before, but it … Continue reading

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Presentations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Presentations are pretty nerve-wracking – if not downright terrifying – for most people, but giving a good presentation is a really important skill to have both in academics and in the work place. Continue reading

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Talk it Out

We can all benefit from getting to know ourselves better and think about ways we can enhance our lives. Continue reading

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Gear up for grad school apps!

Since those of us who are undergraduates at the Universities at Shady Grove are within at least a couple years of graduating, a lot of us have the question of what on earth we should do after graduation on our … Continue reading

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