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Scholars to Host 20th Annual Service Day on August 28

Media, Self and Society students volunteer at So Others Might Eat in Washington, D.C. in 2014.
More than 900 freshmen in College Park Scholars will begin their college experience by completing a day of community service on Friday, August 28 as Scholars celebrates 20 years of its annual Service Day tradition.

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My Freshman Year in Scholars

A note from Executive Director Marilee Lindemann
I’ve been on campus since 1992, but 2014-15 has been my freshman year in College Park Scholars. Like most freshman years, my first year as executive director of Scholars has been a whirlwind of new experiences, challenges, and relationships.

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No Stupid Questions: What You Didn’t Know About Program Director Thomas Holtz

Dr. Thomas R. Holtz is the director of College Park Scholars Science and Global Change and is the longest serving faculty director of any Scholars program. He has a deep love for dinosaurs, his favorite being the Tyrannosaurus Rex, and a sparkling enthusiasm for sharing this love with others.

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Scholars Award $7K to PG County Nonprofits

Scholars from the domestic violence fundraising group presented $3,884.32 to Asjoure Brown from House of Ruth at the final Public Leadership colloquium ceremony.
Freshman Public Leadership Scholars presented $7,132.57 to two organizations focused on domestic violence and human trafficking in Prince George’s County on May 6 with members of the county government in attendance.

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Scholars Take on Big Questions in Discovery Research

Before any research actually begins in the College Park Scholars Discovery Research course, students must answer one important question: what is research?

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ArtsFest Showcases Creativity During Maryland Day

The College of Arts and Humanities Dean Bonnie Thornton joins Arts Scholar Students at Arts Fest.
Arts Scholars displayed their spring semester work at their annual ArtsFest show during Maryland day on April 25. 

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Students of Color Group Opens Dialogue

In the fall of 2014, College Park Scholars students met in the Cumberland basement to discuss issues of social injustice. Now known as the Students of Color discussion group, they have grown their members and expanded their mission over the course of the year.

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Scholars Honored at University Awards Banquet

Scholars faculty (from left to right), Assistant Director Ben Parks, Executive Director Marilee Lindemann, and Assistant Director Brent Hernandez, take a selfie with Meghan Price Award Winner Tina Luthers at the 34th Annual Awards Banquet.
Scholars students were honored at the thirty-fourth Annual Awards Banquet to celebrate outstanding leaders at the University of Maryland on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

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GPH Alumnus Named Undergraduate Researcher of the Year

Brooks Leitner (right) with kinesiology professor Dr. J. Carson Smith after receiving the Undergraduate Researcher of the Year award during University of Maryland Undergraduate Research Day on April 29.
Global Public Health alumnus Brooks Leitner has been chosen as one of the University of Maryland’s Undergraduate Researchers of the Year for his research in the kinesiology department.

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Arts Fundraises for Charity with Annual Drag Show

The three contestants wait to answer questions at the beginning of the drag show. Photographed from left to right are contestants Anita Mann, Patti LuBones, the MC Anya Kneez, and contestant Lady A Deeyate.
Arts Scholars hosted its 4th Annual Scholars Drag Show, Prom is such a DRAG!, on Thursday April 16 where three contestants battled it out to be named this year’s prom queen.

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Five BSE Freshmen Accepted into QUEST

Five Business, Society and the Economy freshmen Scholars have been accepted into the Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) program on campus.

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