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University of Maryland students gathered for a candlelight vigil by Testudo, located in !
a result of last year's shooting massacre at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virgi
Testudo, located in front of the McKeldin Library. Tlie vigil honored
! students lost as
They were the next engineers of the world. Authors. Doctors. Wives. Grandfathers. They were
the 32 students from Virginia Tech who gave their lives just one year prior to the pubHshing of
May this yearbool< be a reminder of the importance of your memories and relationships built at
the University of Maryland, and how evil can so suddenly erase them. From a big scope, we are
just thousands of little dots on campus; but magnify each other by pulling down your barriers
and savoring encounters you've had with fellow students, whether it be the Terp who walked
passed you on the way to class one day, the Terp who sat across from you at the diner, or the
Terp who annoyed you in lecture hall by raising his hand all the time.
THE TERRAPIN is on the dot to help create new memories and relationships each individual
brings— even if it is only through the familiarity of photographs. To 2008!
table of contents
knowledge is power
a. James dark school of engineering.... 12
agriculture &: natural resources.... 16
arts & humanities. ...24
behavior & social sciences. ...28
chemical & life sciences.. ..32
computer, math, & physical sciences. ...36
health & human performance.. ..44
information studies.... 48
philip merrill college of journalism.. ..52
robert h. smith school of business. ...56
public policy.. ..60
campus glimpse. ...66
giving back.... 127
maryland day.... 129
greek life.... 131
living & learning.... 133
exercise & lounge.... 147
getting around.... 149
tassels worth the hassle
senior portraits.... 152
year one.. ..264
year two.. ..266
year three.. ..268
year four.... 270
protect this house
women's volleyball.. ..286
baseball & softball....294
track & cross country.. ..296
water polo. ...298
knowledge is power
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AT A GLANCE
Undergraduates: 2,436 students
Fall Enrollment: 638 students
The A. James Clark School of Engineering
is not only one of the finest programs that the
University of Maryland has to offer, but it is also
one of the premiere engineering institutions ranked
nationally and worldwide.
Inside the incredible fourteen-floor
building complex that makes up the A. James Clark
School of Engineering, students and faculty engage
in experimentation. Inside the Neutral Buoyancy
Research Facility, scientists work toward the hopes
of making space research easier and safer. In a
building not too far away, the Glenn L. Martin
Wind Tunnel makes it possible for scientists to test
vehicles and aircrafts in winds up to 230 miles per
The Clark School is always looking to
expand learning opportunities for its students and
this year it has included the creation of a living-
learning program entitled Women in Engineering,
a 2-year process. This program allows both men
and women to explore the ideas and issues that
will further the pursuit of gender equality in the
Additionally, engineering students at the
University of Maryland are breaking borders in
their areas of study, literally. The Clark School's
Engineers Without Borders chapter won two awards
for their projects devoted to water supply and the
wetlands of Brazil. Students also took second place
in both the undergraduate and graduate divisions of
a National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA) contest in which engineering students had
the chance to present their ideas and innovations
to their peers as well as NASA scientists.
- Graduate programs collectively rank
16th in the nation according to the U.S.
News & World Report's "America's Best
Graduate Schools 2008."
- The Clark School is ranked 10th in the
nation among public universities and
is the top public graduate engineering
program in the Mid-Atlantic area.
- In 2007, The Princeton Review ranked
the Clark School 6th among graduate
-The Institute of Higher Education and
Center for World-Class Universities
ranked the Clark School 13th in the
world among all engineering programs.
A T A G I, A N C E
Website: http://www.agnr. umd.edu
Undergraduates: 835 students
Students who are not familiar
with the College of Agriculture and
Natural Resources (AGNR) may only
recognize it for its ever popular Holy Cow,
which rears its head on Maryland Day, or
the stables located next to the Cambridge
living community. However, students of
AGNR are hard at work, and study more
than the inner organs of a cow or how to
clean out horse stables!
Since the University of Maryland's
establishment as a land grant institution
in 1859, the College of Agriculture and
Natural Resources has been making
breakthroughs in the world of agriculture
which includes the world of environmental
issues and food industries. As agriculture
is the leading industry in the State of
Maryland, 14 percent of the work force
is some how related to agriculture, it is
necessary that our program remain strong
and ever growing.
Students in the College of
Agriculture have resources at their
fingertips such as the National Institutes
of Health and the Food and Drug
Administration. For the students devoted
to studies of the environment, the
Environmental Protection Agency is only
a metro ride away. However, the college
offers a wide range of majors outside the
farm fields. Students may choose to major
in pre-veterinary medicine, food and
nutrition, and agricultural and resource
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In the School of Architecture, Planning
and Preservation, students recently used their
creativity and innovation to compete in a U.S.
Department of Energy- sponsored competition
to build a house which conserves and reuses
energy. The University of Maryland team, which
has competed in the event for three consecutive
years, constructed the "LEAFhouse" (Leading
Everyone to an Abundant Future) which converts
solar energy into reusable energy.
Students of the School have endless
resources at their disposal. The architecture
building houses an architecture library, ranked
among the nation's top architectural libraries,
a woodwork and model-making shop, as well
as a Kibel Gallery which serves to showcase
the talents of students or to showcase exhibits
on loan from such prestigious museums as the
Building Museum in Washington, DC.
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In addition, students are encouraged
to get involved with the various student
organizations associated with the School of
Architecture. As a HiPO (Historical Preservation
Organization) member, graduate students have
the unique opportunity of attending site visits,
listening to lectures, and socializing with faculty
members and fellow peers.
The SPA (Student Planning Association)
is comprised of students working towards
graduate degrees in the field of Community
Planning. This Organization helps to bridge the
gap between the world of students and the world
of professionals. SPA representatives serve on
the University of Maryland's Graduate Student
Government and also send representatives to
the American Planning Association's national
conference each year.
AT A GLANCE
Website: http://www.arch. umd.edu
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With 16 degree-programs, 26 minors, and
six certificate programs to choose from, the College
of Arts and Humanities has a broad range of majors
and classes for all university students. From the
performing arts programs located in the beautiful
Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts, to the
Jewish Studies program, from the exploration into
the wonderful world of Shakespeare in the English
department, to the intricate world of human speech
in the Linguistics department, everyone can find
something to suit their interests.
This year the Women's Studies department
welcomes artist-in-residence Rhodessa Jones,
founder of the award winning Medea Project:
Jlteatre for Incarcerated Women to share her
talents as a performing artist, teacher, singer,
actress, director and writer. Students will interact
with Jones through her lectures and performances
where she will discuss the role art can play in
creating personal and social change.
The School of Language, Literature, and
Culture, the second largest unit in the School of
Arts and Humanities, will give students the chance
to learn about, and how to speak languages from
all over the world, from Asia to the Middle East.
In addition, students get the once in a lifetime
opportunity to study abroad in cities such as
Barcelona, Manheim and Tokyo.
No matter your course of study, all
students should take the opportunity to stretch
their limbs and delve into the wonders of the arts
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AT A GLANCE
National Ranking: School of Social Sciences is #18
in the world; #17 among US schools
Institute of Higher Education World's Top 100
Look no further tha the College of Behavioral
and Social Sciences if a career in the criminal justice,
psychiatric, sociological, or public policy field is
what you are after. Students who venture into these
fields have the opportunity to work with critically
acclaimed professors such as Professor Clara Hill,
a recent recipient of the Distinguished Research
Career Award from the Society for Psychotherapy
Research or Sociology Professor Patricia Hill Collins,
who was recently named President of the American
In addition to the chance to interact with
world-class professors, students have the opportunity
to take part in a vast number of programs. In
particular, the CIVICUS program lets students have
the opportunity to participate in a two-year living
and learning program dedicated to the development
of a civil society. This program, which encompasses
the ideals of community, scholarship, and leadership,
gives students a chance to better the community in
which they live.
As Maryland is conveniently located
near Washington, DC, Government and Politics
majors have endless opportunities to participate
in internships and meet and work with people who
directly influence the way our government is run.
Students have the chance to intern on Capitol Hill
in Congressional offices or work with policy makers
on issues such as the environment, labor, or political
communication, all while recei\ing college credit.
While some Maryland Terrapins are interested
in the world of Shakespeare, learning to speak Russian,
or improving the world of mechanical engineering,
other students' interests lie in riding the world of
disease, slowing down the effects of global warming, or
creating new advances in the world of dentistry. These
students should run straight to the College of Chemical
and Life Sciences to check out all that this college has
to offer them. Students who pick a major within this
college spend time in state-of-the-art laboratories and
classrooms including the ones housed in the newly built
Bioscience Research Building.
In addition to the outstanding facilities,
students have the chance to come in contact with leading
scientists and doctors in the world of Chemical and
Life Science. One professor, Dr. David Mosser, recently
founded the Maryland Pathogen Research Institute, an
institute aimed at the study of infectious disease. Or, if
lucky enough, students might get first hand instruction
from Dr. lohn Dinman, who recently de-coded RNA
which will assist in designing drug therapies that may
target gene mutations.
As if that were enough, the college works closely
with some of the government's leading agencies of
science and technology including the National Institutes
of Health, The Food and Drug Administration, and the
Goddard Space Flight Center to bring students the
most up to date information on today's most innovative
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Outside of the small College Park
community, the world around us is rapidly
advancing and we as humans must adapt quickly
to these changes. It is in the College of Computer,
Mathematical and Physical Sciences that all of
these changes are being developed and cutting
edge technology is being created. CMPS students
never cease to amaze us as their names continue
to pop-up in the headlines in major newspapers
around the United States: Alumni Sergey Brin
is a co-founder of Google and Paul Butler has
discovered some of the first extra-solar planets.
In CMPS, students have a wide array of
topics and occupations to choose from. Some
students may be gazing into space many light
years from our planet earth and charting the stars
that make up our vast solar system. However,
other students may choose to stay a little closer to
home and delve into our planet earth to discover
the wonders of geology and the composition that
makes up our planet.
In all majors, students have rare
opportunities to work with some of the top
professors in their field to gain laboratory and
real-life experience. No matter what fascinations
one may have, from the exploration of quantum
physics to the exploration of the human genome
students' interests will never cease to be
A 1 A G L A N C F
Undergraduates: 2,600 students
Computer Science 13*
Artificial Intelligence 9*
Program Language 15*
Applied Mathematics 12*
Condensed Matter 12*
AT A GLANCE
National Ranking: College of Education at the University of Maryland ranked 21 in nation among top
colleges of education by LlSNcws& World Report 2008; Department of Counseling and Personnel Services
1st in nation for 8th consecutive year; Department of Special Education ranks 10th; College has 9 ranked
Educational Specialties plus one ranked Health Specialty (Rehabilitation Counseling, 2004) for a total
of ten Top 20
The future teachers of America can
be found on our own UM campus in the
College of Education where students are
busy being taught how to do the teaching
to children of all ages and of all needs.
While many education major graduates go
on to become teachers at all levels, many
students may choose to work in the fields of
counseling, psychology or administration.
In some cases, students may choose to
specialize beyond the age range they wish to
teach (early childhood, secondary education,
etc) and become more skilled in a subject
such as physical education, music education,
or special education. Students also gain
access to the world of teaching through the
college's extensive outreach and student-
teacher programs which places student in
student-teaching positions to prepare them
for the career ahead.
Education majors have the unique
opportunity to gain access and, many times,
help to conduct research regarding minority
achievement, urban education, and family
and child relationships. Professors stay very
acti\e on the research scene and receive
grants from such major organizations as the
US Department of Education, the National
Science Foundation and the National
Institute of Health to study such topics
as, "Father Involvement in and Child Well
Being in Latino Families" and "Markers and
Modification of Early Reading Failure" to
name a few.
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Many fifth graders dream o\' the day that
they ean beeome PE teachers or manage their las oritc
haskethall team. Students of the College of Health
and llimian Performance can turn this dream into a
realitN. Frum an outsider's perspective it may seem like
just fun and gaines. However, students of this college
can also choose to study in many diverse areas from
epideiniology. the study of disease and epidemics, to
public and community health.
In the department of family studies, students
learn about the relationships families face in regard
to economic status, child de\clopment and cultural
di\crsity. In addition, students majoring in family
studies are required to complete 120 hours of
internship. Students who receive this degree may go
on to become family counselors or educators, or inay
decide to enter graduate programs in areas such as
public policy, law or sociology.
Students in the College of Health and Huinan
Perfonnance also ha\e access to some of the most
advanced research regarding aging and family studies
due to the on campus Center for Aging and Center for
Healthy Families. Upon entering the Center for Aging,
scientists are busy at work hoping to unlock the secrets
of the human aging process and disease prevention
for the elderly. In addition, the center works closely
with the National Institute of Health and the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, all located
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Tlie world as we know it is filled with
data and statistics; however, to organize and make
something of it, we need information specialists.
In the College of Information Studies (or CLIS
as the natives call it), located in the South Wing
of Hornbake Library, Masters Students and
Doctoral Candidates are given the opportunity to
work with and develop leading technology in the
field of information studies. Recent research and
projects have included developing technology to
collect and interpret large volumes of text and
speech in multiple languages. In a different lab,
students researched how children who speak
different languages can use the same digital
resources in an online community.
For students who aspire to be surrounded
in the world of fantasy, science fiction and
biographical books, getting a Masters in Library
Science is the perfect fit. However, students who
have a knack for history and enjoy hours spent at
the National Archives should try their hand in
the History and Library Science Program. PhD
students have the opportunity to specialize in
a particular area of expertise. These areas may
include economics, linguistics, or literature.
Of particular interest to some students
may be the E-government concentration, which
gives students the opportunity to study the way
the internet effects the way the government
distributes information. This concentration may
focus on the role of the media online or the
amount of engagement the government now has
with its citizens due to the internet era.
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It is a little known secret that
inside the Philip Merrill College of
Journalism holds some of the brightest
and smartest minds on campus. Faculty
includes six Pulitzer Prize winners and
several of Washington's leading journalists.
In addition, graduates of the school have
gone on to become producers, editors and
writers for such prestigious papers as Vie
New York Times, The Washington Post and
The Los Angeles Times and have included
such names as former NBC news anchor
Connie Chung, and Pulitzer Prize winner
Jane Healy of The Orlando Sentinel.
Most recently. School of Journalism
students came together with 52 students
from around the globe, to create the
Salzburg Academy on Media and Global
Change which aims to provide a curriculum
for university students to become better
educated and more involved in the world in
which they live.
Students who choose to enter the
daunting and fast-paced world of journalism
to pursue a career in broadcast journalism,
online news or print media are in for a
wild ride. Student opportunities are endless
and range from interning at such leading
newspapers as The Washington Post, and
USA Today to gaining first hand experience
at Capital News Service, an intense program
which turns out alumni in most major
newspapers in the country. Broadcast-
journalism students produce and anchor
a nightly show, Maryland Newsline, which
reaches more than 400,000 households in
and around the Washington, DC area.
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Publications: THE MITZPEH
A T A GLANCE
Undergraduate Students: 2,950
Rankings: Business school ranks #25
Information Systems ranks #6
Part-time MBA ranks #11
Hidden in the far corner of the
College Park campus sits the Robert H.
Smith School of Business where students
diligently work toward their pursuit
of becoming CEOs of Fortune-500
companies, buying stocks in New York's
financial district or becoming hoteliers
and citizens of the world.
As a student of the business
school, students must choose a specialty
to study among fields such as Finance,
Information Systems, Marketing,
Accounting or International Business,
among others. Business students are
also encouraged to participate in several
extracurricular business programs
including Business Honors, Fellows
Program and QUEST.
In Business Honors, students
with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
gain access to outstanding resources
and opportunities to participate in
cutting edge business research including
the opportunity to work with a faculty
member on an original thesis. In addition,
students graduate with honors chords.
Fellows Program participants
have the opportunity to participate in
three tracks including Freshman Fellows,
International Fellows or Junior/Senior
Fellowship Program. As a Freshman Fellow,
Smith students have the opportunity to
attend social and networking events from
their first days on campus. International
Fellows have the option of majoring in
both business and language, a skill vital
in today's shrinking business world. As a
Junior/Senior Fellow, students are given
hands on training in the form of internships
and hands-on laboratory activities.
Finally, as a QUEST (Quality
Enhancement Systems and Teams)
participant, students undergo real-world
projects and work with such prestigious
the course of three years. The latest QUEST
team created The COMPOSTATION", an
innovative way to encourage students to
recycle and decompose food waste.
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As the University of Maryland is only
minutes away from our nation's capital and our
leading policy makers, taking courses in the School
of Public Policy seem well worth the while. Students
wishing to earn a bachelor's degree in the public
policy field must continue their studies and enter
the joint bachelor's/masters program. Students will
soon delve into the fascinating world of policy as it
relates to the environment, budget and finance and
international security, among other areas.
In the Environmental Policy Program,
students examine the ways in which policy makers
can help e.xtinguish the problems that the world faces
in terms of s^lobal warming, on both a national and
international scale. Alumni of the Environmental
Policy program have gone on to hold prestigious
jobs in the US Environmental Protection Agency,
the National Park Service, the World Bank, and the
United Nations Development Program.
As a student of the Social Policy Program,
such controversial issues are examined as the
No Child Left Behind Act and welfare reforms.
Students who choose to Specialize in Public Policy
may choose to deKe into the fields of criminal
justice, po\ertv' or education. Graduates of this
program are working in high places from the
Department of Health and Human Services to the
Fannie Mae Foundation.
THE SUNDIAL. Pictured below is the sundial, a gift given from the University
of Maryland's Class of 1965, Professor Uco Van Wijk (1966) and the Department
of Physics & Astronomy. The sundial has undergone one renovation with thanks
to contributions from the Class of 1990.
THE M. Situated right outside the Physics building is the Big M, a picturesque
"M" of flowers that you see when first entering campus.
Nearly all traffic passes by this circle.
JIM HENSON & KERMIT. Located right outside of Stamp Student Union is
the statue of Jim Henson & Kermit the frog. Jim Henson, the creator of Sesame
Street's Muppets, graduated in 1960 from the University. The garden and statue
was installed to commemorate him and his work.
SOUNDS LIKE... Before sunset, you can hear the sounds of the
Maryland Marching Band practicing game-day tunes in front of
the Mitchell Building's lawn.
STUDENT ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS. SEE has hosted
many popular bands to perform on campus. Unviersity of Mary-
land students have been fortunate enough to be audience to
Cartel and the AU-American Rejects, just to name a couple.
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WIRE TURTLE. Recently this year, a green-wired
• turtle was installed outside of the Ritchie Colloseum
and Dorchester Hall.
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For thee we stand.
Love for the black and gold,
Deep in our hearts we hold.
Singing thy praise forever,
Throughout the land.
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Honor now her name again.
Push up the score, keep on fighting for
For Maryland, GO TERPS! %
And we will fight, fight, fight for terrapins.
Keep on fighting 'till we win.
So sing out our song as we go marching
To victory!!! m
MARYLAND VICTORY SONG
Maryland we're all behind you.
Raise high the black and gold.
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LEAFHouse is comprised of a group of students that are committed to
architecture that produces little or no energy. This team is guided by
faculty advisors and mentors, and come from many backgrounds such as
architecture, mechanical, electrical, structural, environmental, aerospace
engineering, computer science, economics, English and landscaping.
The UM Robotics @ Maryland club has over 75 members, comprised of
both undergraduate and graduate students from all subjects (Engineers
in Aerospace, Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Physics, Math and
Computer Science). They explore robots' use in industry and science and
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JEWISH STUDENT UNION
Did you know that one of the 3 largest student groups on
campus is the Jewish Student Union? They are funded by the
SGA and they host social/cultural programs for the entire
student community- 6,500 of which are Jewish.
M A R Y L A N D C O W N I P P L E
The Maryland Cow Nipple is a humorous newspaper on
campus. There are no membership requirements to join.
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IOTA PHI THETA
The requirements for this fraternity is 12 credits
and a 3.5gpa. They develop and perpetuate
scholarship, leadership, citizenship, fidelity and
brotherhood among men.
SIGMA GAMMA RHO
Website: http://www.geocities. com
This sororit\- requires its members to
ha\e a 2.5gpa. Public serxice,
leadersh i p dex'elopment andeducation
are the three most
important attributes of
DFIIA DELTA DELTA
Entry requirements for this sorority is a 2.8gpa and 12 credits. Their focus is
to build lasting friendships while participating in philantrophy and campus-
oriented activities with other organizations.
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA
Alpha Kappa Alpha is a historically Black Greek Organization founded
on three tiers: high scholarship, morals and service. Theta Nu Chapter
particpates in community and campus service projects for the University of
Maryland and its neighboring areas.
DELTA PHI OMEGA
Website: http://dpomaryland. com
This sorority is fosters unity
among South Asian women on
ALPHA NU OMEGA
This is a Christian sorority to serve the needs of person as a whole,
throughsoul, spirit and body. They also promote academic excellence
among its members.
IOTA NU DELTA
Website: littp://www. iotamidelta. org/chapters/eta
Iota Nu Delta's brotherhood consists of South Asian men with 12 credits
and a 2.5gpa. They create a bond in which members can rely on each
other for the rest of their lives, all while doing community service.
I. A M B D A U P S 1 L O N LAMBDA
Website: http://www. launidadlatina. org/MD
Also known as La Unidad Latina, this brotherhood supports the Latino
community. It was created in 1982 to address the needs of Latino students
in higher education. It is their hope to create change and provide our
Latinos with examples of leadership, integrity and self-empowerment
that will allow them to challenge adversity and inequality.
Entrance to this sorority requires 12 credits and a 2.5 gpa. The President of
this year's chapter is Nicole Kokinos.
Website: http://www.studenthonorcoundl. unid. cdii
The University prides itself in the upkeep of integrity amongst students. Standards are
set through a Code of Academic Integrity: "I pledge on my honor not to give or received
unauthorized assistance on this exam or assignment." The Honor Council helps educate the
community on academic dishonesty, and resolves allegations.
Website: http://ww\\'.studentQrg.iund. edii/ juggling
Members of this organization learn how to perform juggling and other
object manipulation. Every year, the Juggling Club holds a convention
for other jugglers from surrounding states to participate in.
SEE is a part of the Student Government Association that coordinates
concerts, performing arts, comedy, special events and lectures at the
University. Undergraduate students work with student groups and
advisors when creating, promoting and operating these events.
T 1 1 i; A R T L E A G U E
Website: http://groups.yal loo.com /group/ tlie_art_leagiie
Motto: "A community of creative interests."
Students who are interested in arts and exhanging
their works are a part of this student organization.
Fellow Terp photographers share and
critique each other's works, personally and
professionally. Also among discussion is
advances in photography, which varies from
new technology to new techniques.
SIGN LANGUAGE C LUB
This club promotes sign language
awareness and deaf culture, and interacts
with deaf people to develop their sign
TERRAPIN GAMING CLUB
This gaming dub allows students to come together and entertain in
activities such as role-playing, board games, card games and collectable
card games. They meet Mondays and Thursdays from 7pm-midnight.
Toastmasters is a club that helps students become more confident in front
of an audience. Hear the Turtle Toastmasters started in
February 2005 and was chartered in May 2005.
BHAGAVAD-G I T A CLUB
This club promotes awareness on what the
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You can hear them on FM 88.1. But who are they?
This radio station's one of the oldest college sations in
the world, and its alumni include Connie Chung, Lisa
Barrow of MPT, Dan Noyes of KGO-TV in San Francisco,
and many others at ABC, NBC, CBS, Mutual, CNN and
hundreds of radio stations across the country.
S FN lOR COUNCIL
Website: http://semors. umd. edu
The Senior Council has three main goals: to
inform senior students of resources for their job and
school search; to involve them in activities to
enhance their senior year experience; to
unify the class that will encourage them to
contribute to the senior class gift,
and become involved in the
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M A R V PIRG
This student group is geared towards environmental and
consumer issues. They touch on hunger and homelessness,
climate change and youth voting through education,
community service and activism.
M A R Y L A N D SIERRA CLUB
Sierra Club, Maryland Chapter
This group is committed to exploring, enjoying and protecting the planet.
Join to volunteer and advocate for a cleaner environment.
P R I M ANNUM HONORSOCIETY
Website: http://\v\vw.studentorg. lund.edii/prim
Primannum represents two national honor societies:
Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma.
Both of these national honor societies recognize
academic excellence during a student's first year in college.
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SOCIKTY OF BLACK ENGINEERS
This society's mission is to recruit, retain and release
qualified minority in the fields of engineering, computer
science, mathematics and physical science.
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This is a prestigious honor society recognizing leaders among leaders. They
comprise of the best and brightest leaders on campus.
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ALPHA OMEGA E P S I L O N
Members of this engineering society must be enrolled
in the James A. Clark School of Engineering or School
of Math & Physical Sciences. They promote science
and engineering among women of all curricula by
coordinating, supporting and initiating individual
and group efforts to encourage growth in the areas of
leadership, service, sisterhood, professionalism and
personal achievement in our members.
Both veteran and new fencers come
together to develop their fencing skills.
They participate in intercollegiate
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Founded in 1994, this group
does all kinds of dances
and enters nationwide
competitions. New dancers
are welcome to participate in
meetings and learn how to
MARYLAND ULTIMATE FRISBEE
Website: littp://www.stndeiitorg. iinid. edu/idtimnte
Helpful Corn is the University's Ultimate Frisbee team. Ultimate
is a fast-paced, 7-player, team sport where everyone is a
quarterback and everyone is a receiver. The goal is to catch the
disc in the opposing team's endzone. The game is self-refereed.
TERP S All INC,
Website: http://www. terpsailiiig. coi 1 1
The Terp Sailing group competes in the Middle
Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA)
southern division on the east coast.
They sail out of Severn Sailing Association in
Eastport directly across from the
U.S. Naval Academy.
RED A R M Y
The Red Army is a group which supports
Maryland athletics. They create new traditions,
such as the popular Byrd Blackout game, give
support during home and away games and
create better atmosphere at games.
M D CLUB GYMNASTICS TEAM
This club team allows all interested
in gymnastics to join in competitive
Ballet Company M is University of Maryland's only ballet
company created in the Spring of 2005. BCM is a group of
talented and experienced dancers who perform various ballet
works for the Maryland community.
NYUMBURU JAZZ CLUB
Website: littp://www.studeiitorg. umd.edii/
This jazz club highlights the cultural, personal
and communal benefits of the art form of jazz.
Entertainment is provided at a small cost or
for free both on-and-off campus.
No discrimination! (Against rocks, that is.) All students are welcome to
join this earth-loving club. Their mission is to facilitate interest in geology
and the Earth Sciences. This club encourages intermingling between all
of the University of Maryland departments, as well as within the geology
This is a comedic organization which entertains the
campus community at no cost via all-purpose comedy,
including stand-up, sketch, improv and music.
This troupe has been in existence since 1946. It consists of University
of Maryland students who come together to perform gymnastics
apparatus routines, which sometimes include the use of chairs, ladders
and trampolines. Their aim is to promote a drug-free lifestyle- and all of
Gymkanas athletes live drug-free.
TAIWANESE AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Come learn about the Taiwanese culture by participating in TASA's annual
events. They sell good eats and put on performances at the Taiwanese
Night Market (left), and provide games to play on Game Nights.
Website: http://www. umgso. org
The University's Gamer Symphony Orchestra is comprised of students
who love the culture of video game music. They play, perform, arrange
and premote video game music as a legitimate music genre.
The mission of the Asian American Student Union is to provide service, representation
and advocacy for the Asian Pacific American community at the University of Maryland.
They support the Asian organizations on campus, such as the Korean Student Association,
Taiwanese Student Association and Chinese Student Association. Pictured left, AASU
leaders bond at their retreat, held in the fall.
KOREAN CHURCH MINISTRY
The Korean Church Ministry is open to
all students every Thursday evening in
the Armory. Their purpose is to train an
grow Christians through discipleship, and
establish Christian principle by serving the
community according to the teachings.
Pictured left is KCM members participating
in bonding activities at their Fall Lock-In
Founded in 1872, Alpha Phi International Fraternity is a membership organization
dedicated to promoting sisterhood, cultivating leadership, encouraging
intellectual curiosity and advocating service.
A C APELLA GROUPS
> PandemoniUM is a coed acapella group
> The Generics is a group of about 12 guys; this is the oldest a cappella group
> Kol Sasson was founded in 1997, and first Jewish a cappella group
> Rak Shalom is a brand new coed Jewish a cappella group founded in
the spring semester of 2005.
> Kol Ish is Maryland's first all-male Jewish a cappella group, founded spring 2006
> The TrebleMakers is an all-female a cappella group,
from which the Faux Paz were born
> Anokha is an Indian-American a cappella group at Maryland
> Mockapella is the University's only comedic a cappella group
(Left) These groups can be found performing even off campus, like these girls
outside of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC.
Their mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment for all lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgendered and allied students within the University of Maryland at
College Park community and to promote an accepting and supportive campus
environment for persons of all sexual orientations and genders.
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Website: I ittp://www.geocities.coni/tsaatui I id
This group brings awareness of the Turkish culture to the campus, and to help out
new Turkish students. They organize activities for their culture and those of other
cultures interested in the TSA.
Website: http://umcp. org/index.
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AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION
Website: littp://www. terpama. com
The AMA is an international professional organization for people involved in
the practice, study and teaching of marketing. Our principal roles are: To always
understand and satisfy the needs of marketers so as to provide them with products
and services that will help them be better marketers. To empower marketers
through information, education, relationship and resources that will enrich their
professional development and careers. To advance the thought, application and
ethical practice of marketing.
Website: http://iimdcsa. com
Founded in 1974, the CSA
continues its goal to enhance
and celebrate Caribbean
culture, politics and history
at the University through
programming and community
service. CSA also functions
as a tool to educate members
about the distinctive as
well as common features of
the various territories that
constitute the Caribbean.
Website: littp://\vww. isf- mar y land.
ISF is available to provide students
the opportunity to meet others
with similar cultural backgrounds.
Their goal is to keep alive the
Persian history and culture
for descendents and all those
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people about medieval
history while having fun.
Its members participate in
several types of combat,
living history, battle re-
enactments, feasts, demos
and arts and crafts.
TUNNEL OF OPPRESSION
As part of the program, participants are led through museum
style series of connected rooms which each ask the participants to
experience various forms of oppression. Participants are challenged
to consider how oppression and the advantages incurred have an
effect on them, as well as the individuals and groups around them.
This society provides activity
for students and encourage
both physical activity and
cooperation between all
students. Every fall, they hold
the Human versus Zombies
event all across campus.
ALTERNATIVES P RING BREAK
Website: http://www. csl. umd. edu/asb/index. htm
The Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a weeklong, substance-
free, community service-learning trip during the university's
spring break. ASB participants travel in teams to different cities,
engage in active service, and have the opportunity to gain new
perspectives on social issues while meeting community needs,
and learning about and building upon community assets.
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The mission of America Reads America
Counts, a partnership between the
University of Maryland and Prince George's
County Public Schools, is to provide a high
quality mentoring program that enriches
learning opportunities for both college and
elementary school students.
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Website: http://www. csl. umd. edu/
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TERPcorps is a student organization
passionate about creating change in our
community through service-learning.
We are the primary programming
board for two of the University of
Maryland's largest service events like
Hunger &c Homelessness Awareness
Week which happens every fall
semester and Saturday of Service which
is scheduled each spring semester.
Website: http:/ / inter natio) ml. wnd.edu
Whether it's in London or South Africa, in the Dominican Republic or China, students gain
experiences of a lifetime during the school year overseas. An inside look at Winter Laos 2008:
(Right) Sophomore Annie Kielman takes a digital photograph of four
village boys in the Hmong Village. Many of the villagers had never seen a
camera in their lives. (Below) In fact, these young girls who were on their
way to find husbands. After taking a photo of them, they had seen
what they looked like for the very first time.
In order to reach the Hmong & Kamut Villages, Terps
had to trek nearly 4,000 feet up into the mountains
to reach them. Here are their experiences abroad...
(Left) Terps try to solve a toothpick puzzle by
candlelight in the Hmong & Kamut Village. The
toothpicks depict a water buffalo, an animal that is
sacred to their animist religion.
(Left) Senior Sarah Ness looks down to a village
puppy, who is resting from playtime. These puppies
will grow up to be watchdogs, in which each family
home has. There was an abundance of wildlife and
nature in the villages, including roosters, boars,
chickens and turkeys.
(Below) After arriving in the village tired and unsure of how to
begin connecting with the villagers, the ice was broken after we brought
out a ball and began some fun and games.
Some of our very own graduating Terps, including John leffcot, Mike Frantel,
lenny Hopkinson and Shoshana Zimmerman play with the village children.
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j^pi ) WHY GO GREEK? College students go Greek for a number of different reasons: Some do it for the
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No matter what the reason, however, Greek life is a huge part of the University of Maryland.
Step 1: Advertise
Talk of rush and advertising for Greek life begins almost
immediately upon returning to school. Sororities typically
advertise by handing out flyers, candy or pens and setting up tents
or chalking the sidewalks.
Step 2: Meet Potential New Members
Many sororities have
"House Parties" or open
house events which allow
girls to come out, tour the
houses and meet the sisters
of prospective sororities.
These parties are informal
but often have cute themes,
decorations and great food.
Sisters get to know their
Step 3: Bids!
At the University of Maryland, chapter maximums are set at 95
members, so fall sororities are allowed to give out as many bids
as they'd like as long as they do not exceed this number. After
meeting the potential new members for the fall and seeing who is
interested in the chapter, each sorority hands out bids!
Step 4: Bid Day
Chapters inform girls whether or not they have received bids
via telephone or by going to their dorms. Then, all of those who
received bids accept them by going to the chapter house and being
wi'lcoiTied by their new sisters on "bid day."
Step 1: Sign Up
Spring rush, also known as formal recruitment, is much more structured
than the fall. Girls register for rush online to begin.
Step 2: Rho Gamma Groups
When rush begins, all of the potential members are broken up into smaller
groups and assigned to a Rho Gamma. RG's are sisters in sororities who
help educate and answer questions about Greek life, while keeping their
affiliations secret to remain unbiased.
Step 3: Meet the Chapters
Once assigned to an RG, the potential new members are taken around
to all 14 of the Pan-Hellenic Association recognized sorority chapters at
UMD. Here, they get a feel for each chapter.
Step 4: Narrow it Down
After meeting all of the chapters, the girls meet with their RG's to rank
their top 10 choices. It is a mutual selection process so the girls will travel
back to however many of their top 10 chapters that invited them back.
From there, the potential new members rank their top 6, then top 3, and
finally they choose their #1.
Step 5: Bid Day
Potential new members meet
with their RG one more time
after ranking their top 3 houses,
and attain envelopes containing
whichever bid they received. That
night, all of the new members go
to the chapel, meet their new
sisters, are given bid day shirts
and then run from the chapel to
their new chapter house and new sisters to take bid day pictures.
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Step 1: Parties
The first two weeks of each semester, fraternities throw
parties in order to get their name out there and to meet
potential new members for that semester. These "Rush
Parties" are open to everyone and are the fraternities'
main marl<eting events.
Step 2: Brotherhood Events
The rush parties are often very crowded so after meeting
the potential new members, the chapters host various
brotherhood events to get to know them better. This
is usually a night out at a venue (i.e. Dave and Busters,
ESPN Zone or dinner at nice restaurants).
Step 3: Bids!
Finally, after getting to know the potential new members
and seeing who is interested in the fraternit)', the brothers
give out bids.
Step 4: Bid Day
Similarly to sororities, fraternities inform their new
members that they received bids by calling them and
telling them the good news.
Homecoming is a traditional week at the beginning of the academic
school year where alumni return to campus and many activities are conducted.
There are tailgates, a parade, numerous functions put together by the Alumni As-
sociation and, of course, a Homecoming football game. Homecoming is a time to
celebrate our school, athletics and most importantly, our alumni. Since Maryland
has such a strong Greek community, sororities and fraternities also participate in
welcoming their alumni and celebrating during this week.
Each sorority pairs up with a fraternity during Homecoming week and
competes in numerous Greek-planned Homecoming events. Based on the over-
all theme, each sorority/fraternity pairing picks an original way to express that
Homecoming week begins with a Saturday of Service, then Olympics
on the Row, Homecoming King & Queen, Sports Days, Skits, Homecoming Pa-
rade, and ends with the Homecoming football game on the following Saturday. At
the Rededication, which was held on October 25th, the winners of Homecoming
Week are announced. Every chapter dresses up in pin attire and attends this cer-
emony. The ceremony takes place in the chapel and two types of awards are dis-
tributed. First off, the year's recipients of Order of Omega (a Greek Honor Society)
are recognized in front of the entire community and given certificates. And lastly,
the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall winners of Homecoming Week are announced!
This year's winners were:
1st Place: Alpha Chi Omega and Sigma Nu
2nd Place: Delta Phi Epsilon and Alpha Tau Omega
3rd Place: Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Sigma Phi and Phi Psi
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The North Campus Diner is located in the center of the Ellicot
community. Because of its location on campus, the Diner is more likely
viewed as the underclassmen dining hall because most residents living
on north campus are freshmen and sophomores. The Diner is a spacious
place where students can eat and chat with their friends. It is divided into
four sections of places to sit, with one main area and three smaller areas.
The Diner also accepts meal points and is the choice place for students
to get their food on north campus.
The Diner offers a variety of selections that appeal to a wide range
of appetites. One can find the Daily Value Meal which is charted towards
a healthy balanced diet. The Daily Value Meal differs from day to day and
The Diner often offers Holiday Specials in which a holiday themed value
meal is served. Those who would rather create their own meal have the
option of the salad bar and stir-fry. In addition, the Diner also serves deli
sandwiches, hot sandwiches, grilled sandwiches, pizza, pasta, and all your
desert needs, including University of Maryland's delicious home made
ice cream, produced by the bakery staff of University Dining Services.
Students can also find job opportunities at the Diner, as students can be
hired to serve food at the sandwich places or as cashiers. When looking
for a diverse offering of food and place to eat, the Diner delivers. The
chefs are constantly looking to please appetites of all type and nothing
beats having a lot of variety all conveniently located in one place.
The South Campus Diner is located near the North Hill and
South Hill Communities and provides students living on South Campus
with a convenient place to eat. Due to its location on campus, the South
Campus Diner is typically populated with upperclassmen. The South
Campus Diner accepts meal points and is a great place to eat, having a
spacious interior separated into three sections, one main area and two
The South Campus Diner offers a diverse variety of food to
choice from, starting with the Value Meal. The Daily Value Meal is
specifically created to give students a healthy balanced meal. There is
also a salad bar and baked potato bar for those looking to make their
own meals. For those in the mood for Mexican food, the South Campus
Diner delivers with Jalapeno Grill, where burritos, fajitas, and tacos are
served. As for sandwiches, Broilers satisfies your grilled sandwiches
need and South Side Deli provides the deli sandwiches. Other options
include Maria's, which serves a variety of pizzas and pastas for those
looking for Italian and Salad Sensations for made-to-order salads. The
South Campus Diner offers a great variety of choices so that students can
always look forward to having something different each day. Students
can also get a job working in the South Campus Diner as either a cashier
as a food server. \X^ith these opportunities and offers, the South Campus
Diner is a choice place to go for South Campus dwellers.
The Adele H. Stamp Student Union,
named after University of Maryland's first Dean of
Women is conveniently located at the center of the
campus and it provides students with a variety of
services. The Stamp Student Union is often a place
to go for students looking for v^ays to get involved
on campus and just as a way to relax between
classes, especially for commuters, who see Stamp
as a place to recharge and get food while waiting
According to the website, the STAMP
vision is "Transforming and enriching the
Maryland experience" and the STAMP mission
is "To create and sustain a student-centered
environment that promotes academic success and
personal development; serves as a safe and inviting
campus center; and is characterized by a strong
commitment to multiculturalism, excellence, and
positive work environment." While this may seem
like a daunting task, the services offered at Stamp
falls nothing short of their goals.
Entering Stamp, one is greeted with a
service desk, a food court, and a colony ballroom
that can be used for a variety of events, from job-
fairs to concerts. Stamp is also the home of Hoff
Theater in which everyone can take advantage of
free movie screenings and comedy shows. Also
located in Stamp is the student run entertainment
club, SEE, which is short for Students
Entertainment Events. This club organizes events
from the Homecoming Comedy Show to the
annual Art Attack spring concert. The Adele H.
Stamp Student Union provides students with
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honor of University of Maryland's own student-athlete, coach,
and founder of the M Club, Geary Francis Eppley, is located on
north campus between Cumberland and EUicot communities.
The ERC includes the Outdoor Aquatic Center, Outdoor
Recreation Center (complete with a rock climbing wall), and
the Adventure Complex.
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options ranging from anyone looking to take a Yoga class
in the aerobics room or to practice their boxing skills in the
martial arts room. The ERC consists of an indoor track, fitness
room, weight rooms, martial arts room, table tennis facility,
aerobics room, volleyball/basketball courts, racquetball and
squash courts, an indoor pool with diving boards, saunas,
locker/shower facilities, an equipment issue service, the
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and a member services desk.
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place to exercise or just as a way to get involved on campus as
there are many programs offered at the ERC. It also provides
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Sayings such as, "Fear the Turtle" and "Turtle Power"
are common to fans of Maryland athletics. In 2006 Maryland
women's basketball coach Brenda Frese coined another say-
ing that seemed to become the theme of the Terrapin's men
and women's soccer teams, "Overtime is Our Time." Several
times this season for both soccer teams, at the end of the
normal 90 minutes the game was still not over. Both the men
and women had to push themselves, as well as their teams, to
come out strong in order to capture the desired win. For the
women overtime, seemed to take away the momentum the
girls had. Although they had played hard the entire game,
once overtime hit the usually could not pull through. One
of the few times the girls did make overtime theirs, was in
the final minute of overtime against Dartmouth when Nataly
Arias kicked the game winning goal for our lady Terps. The
men also encountered hardships when it came to overtime
this season. Losing to Bradley in double overtime, as well as
to Virginia, our men's soccer team constantly felt the pressure
this year. After a remarkable season last year, the Terrapins
worked hard to regain that momentum, during the game ;
especially in overtime. Although both teams struggled
season, each pushed through the hardships and showed tc
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Notre Dame WIN
West Virginia LOSS
George Mason WIN
Boston College LOSS
Wake Forest LOSS
Stony Brook TIE
Virginia Tech TIE
North Carolina State WIN
North Carolina WIN
Virginia Tech LOSS
Eastern Kentucky TIE
Fairleigh Dickinson WIN
George Mason WIN
Kent State TIE
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North Carolina LOSS
Florida State LOSS
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Boston College LOSS
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Johns Hopkins 154-108 WIN
Duke University 149-144 WIN
Terrapin Cup Invitational 218 THIRD
Terrapin Cup Invitational 513 THIRD
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Dedication, hard work and a lot of time is what constructs
the core of the University's of Maryland's Men's and Women's
Swimming and Diving Team. With two-a-day practices seven
days a week that include swimming for 3 hours straight and 2
hours in the weight room, or swimming for 5 hours in one day,
these men and women know what is means to love your sport.
They train hard in the pool and out of the pool with everything
that they do and it shows. This season the members of the Ter-
rapin Swimming and Diving team showed how strong they were
when they came out with a win in their first meet against Hop-
kins, both the men and women captured a win. The men's team
then continued their strong season with a win against Duke, their
first win in the ACC. Although the women came close, they were
not able to follow the men's lead and unfortunately fell against
Duke. They came back against Richmond later in the season pick-
ing up another win for the team. With strong leadership in and
out of the pool with Jarod Schroeder serving as the 2007- 2008
interim swim coach, and Auburn Alumni Kevin Clements (1999
National Championship winner) and Demerae Christianson as
Assistant Coaches. With the high levels of commitment and hard
work that these swimmers put in, it is clear that they make Mary-
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You never stop learning. That is what we are told throughout our lives and
it pertains to every area from academics to sports. The men's and women's tennis
teams both had some learning to do this season, whether it was as a team or in an
individual. The men's team was composed of many more mentors with half of the
team being either a junior or a senior and the other half freshmen and sophomores.
As a team the men were strong this season, coming out with a big 7-0 win over
Georgetown in their first match. The learning that was going on for the mean came
on an individual basis. Each upper classman took a younger player under their
wing and began to teach them what they knew about college level tennis. For the
women this season, however, the story was a little different. The women's team was
composed of relatively young players including four freshmen, three sophomores,
and only one junior. The women this season were more focused, therefore, on be-
coming a team and learning together the ins and outs of college level tennis. Junior
Michal Amir was key in the growth the each individual player, as well as the team,
this season being the oldest, as well as a strong leader.
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Rushing every game this year
to lead his team, Keon Lattimore con-
stantly made headlines for Maryland
this season. Every year someone must
step out on to the field and become
the leader that everyone is looking for.
With Ralph Friedgen bringing leader-
ship to the team on the sidelines, but
Steffy not stepping up on the field-
Lattimore became the leader that the
entire team was calling for.
Rushing 111 yards against
Florida International, 106 yards
against Villanova, and 124 yards to
help the Terrapins defeat number ten
Rutgers, at the time, Lattimore was a
key player this season. However for
the Maryland Terrapins there always
seems to be more than one athlete
that embodies the characteristics
required to be a leader and this year
Quarterback Chris Turner was that
player. Turner led the team to the
Emerald Bowl versus Organ State, the
fifth time in the last seven seasons the
Terrapins had become bowl eligible.
Turner came out huge against Rut-
gers game when he led the team to
20 points in the second half. He also
teamed up with one of the Terrapin's
leading receivers Darrius Heyward-
Bey throughout the season to help
lead Maryland to multiple key plays.
From an 18-yard pass in the
Rutgers game, to a 37 yard rush-
ing play in the win against Boston
College, to the opening pass and
touchdown in the Emerald Bowl, the
Turner, Heyward-Bey duo was a key
component this season as well. With
the strong leadership of Lattimore,
Turner, and of course Friedgen, the
Maryland Terrapins had an eventful,
yet very exciting 2007 season.
Georgia Tech WIN
Florida State LOSS
Oregon State (Emerald Bowl) LOSS
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Lacrosse, some say, was born in the state of Maryland. Most,
however, know that the sport of lacrosse was really created by the Native
Americans and is arguably one of the oldest sports in North America. Tra-
ditionally lacrosse had many different purposes including conflict reso-
lution and training of young warriors where often players were gravely
injured or even killed. Lacrosse became a sport of hard working warriors
and today this still define the men and women athletes who make the Uni-
versity of Maryland proud as our hard-working lacrosse players.
Both teams this 2008 season had key players that helped to hold
the lacrosse program at the University of Maryland one of the best in the
world. On the men's team we had Freshmen Grant Catahno who had a
cannon for a shot and Freshman Travis Reed who was a sneaky scorer in a
split second. The notorious defense at Maryland this year was was overall
solid once again. And finally with the return of defense middie Jeff Reyn-
olds, who can match- up with an opposing attackman straight up, the men
had a great season.
Our lady Terps, however, also had key players that made their sea-
son a breeze. With Seniors Dana Dobbie and Kelly Kasper who were both
recognized as two of the top 20 players in the country by Inside Lacrosse,
with Dobbie as the No. 3 player in the country and Kasper at No. 7, the
Terrapins had strong leaders. And with both of these girls named tri-cap-
tains for the 2008 season along with teammate Katie Pumphrey it is no
wonder why the girls where strong and in control this season.
FIELD HOCKEY O
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North Carolina LOSS
Wake Forest LOSS
After winning nineteen games straight it
seemed as though our lady Terps were unstoppable.
Not only were the girls winning, but they were shutting
teams completely out with scores like 5-0 versus Central
Michigan, 6-0 versus Northeastern, and 7-0 versus Del-
aware. Ranked #2 in the NCAA when they walked onto
the field to play #1 UNC at Chapel Hill, the girls were
ready to continue their winning streak. Unfortunately,
this proved to be tough goal for the girls. With a final
score of 3-0 the team walked off disappointed, but de-
termined to make it all the way still. It seemed as though
they could do it when they won their next game against
Villanova, with a score of 5-1, but sadly our lady Terps
fell early in the NCAA Tournament when they lost to
Penn State in the first game with a close score of 1-0.
The ladies of the University of Maryland Field
Hockey team, however, proved this year that although
your season may not be perfect, the team itself can be
outstanding. When seven girls were selected by the Na-
tional Field Hockey Coaches Association to play for the
Mid-Atlantic All-Regional team and five of those girls
selected to the first team (Seniors Kathryn Masson
and Janneke van Leeuwen, junior Susie Rowe, sopho-
more Nicole Muracco and freshman Katie O'Donnell),
four players named to the All American Squad (Kath-
ryn Masson, Katie O'Donnell, Susie Rowe, and Janneke
van Leeuwen), and having Coach Missy Meharg named
Coach of the Year for the 11th time, this team demon-
strated the true meaning of hard work and victory this
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL ^
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Open up strong and stay strong seemed to be the advice
that the girls on Maryland's volleyball team took to heart this
season. With their coach Janice Kruger stressing the importance
of an early win, the girls came out on the first of September with
a win against South Carolina. The girls began to grow from this
point, learning more with every win, as well as every loss. Even-
tually the ladies began to see less of those losing games, taking
the idea to stay strong literally coming through with a winning
season for Maryland. After opening the season with five straight
wins at the VCU Invitational, the ladies kept up the winning spir-
it and began to empower each other. With excellent players like
Jade Brown, Ashley Hogan, Katie Usher, Michelle Kenning, and
Senior Beth Gillming, the Terrapins left no question this season
that they were ready to dominate. After continuing to win with
only a few upsets in between, the girls ended on a high. The team
continues to achieve great things even off the court with players
like Beth Gillming who was selected as an ESPN Magazine First-
Team Academic All-District performer in the District 2 Univer-
sity Division, as an elementary education major, Gillming carried
a 3.72 GPA. With every direction covered this team of lady Ter-
rapins represented Maryland well this year on the court and in
Florida State WIN
Georgia Tech LOSS
Wake Forest WIN
North Carolina LOSS
orida State LOSS
Georgia Tech WIN
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"The Year of the Turtle" read the April 2002 headline in the Washington Post The University of Maryland's Men's Bas-
ketball Team had just won their first ever National Championship. Four years later it was the women's turn, with an exciting
2006 win over the Blue Devils in 2006 our lady Terps also became national champions. This past 2007- 2008 season proved to
be another "Year of the Turtle" for both the men's and women's basketball teams.
Although the men's team had a slow start to their 2007- 2008 season with losses against Boston College, American,
Virginia Tech and Ohio, once it came time for their ACC games the men began to somehow almost always find a way to win.
When famous number 50 Bambale Osby, better known as "Boom," scored the last two points against UNC for a thrilling 82-80
win over the Tarheels, Gary Williams' team knew this could very well be their year.
Our lady Terps, on the other hand, came out on top from the very beginning of the season. Even with their tough
schedule the girls were on a streak of winning games and breaking records. Whether in double overtime, with a 3-point shot
by Krisit Toliver, or a drive by Marissa Coleman, the girls always seemed to come out on top. And with four returning starters
like Crystal Langhorn, who broke Maryland's all-time rebounding record this season as well as many scoring records, it is no
wonder these ladies dominated the court this year. Once they beat Duke at home for the first time in ten years this season, the
ladies know this was defiantly their year, the school's year, the "Year of the Turtle," had returned.
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With three ACC wrestlers of the week and an on going
winning streak the wrestling team at the University of Mary-
land began to make a comeback this season. The team had
a slow start this season with two losses against Edinboro at
the Fighting Scot Duals and at their next match against Penn
State. However, the team began to quickly turn their season
around. After a perfect 3-0 showing at the Fighting Scot Duals
in Edinboro, Sophomore Mike Letts was named the first ACC
Wrestler of the Week for the 2007-08 season. With Letts lead-
ing the team the Terps came out to place 3rd in the Body Bar
Systems Invitational and then continued on a winning streak
beating Michigan, Application State, Lehigh, Riders, Rutgers,
Navy and North Carolina with only one loss against Central
Michigan. The team also continued to make leaders this sea-
son as two more men where given the honor of ACC wres-
tler of the week. After the team competed at the Body Bar
Systems Invitational at Cornell, Red shirt junior Josh Haines
was named the ACC Wrestler of the Week since he went
an amazing 4-0 as well as captured the 184-pound champi-
onship title. When wrestler Hudson Taylor dominated the
competition at the Northeast Duals he was also named the
ACC Wrestler of the Week since he went 3-0 in his matches
with three falls. Taylor was again named ACC Wrestler of
the Week two more times when he went 8-0 for his matches
in December and again since he had 2 crucial pins. With
leaders like Taylor, Letts, and Haines as well as strong team
mates, it is no wonder that the wrestling team at the Univer-
sity of Maryland has made a very strong comeback sine
beginning of their season.
Body Bar Systems Invitational THIRD
Appalachian State WIN
Central Michigan LOSS
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It was a nice, sunny day in Boca Raton, FL where the University of Maryland Lady Terps Softball team started out their
season. With Meaghan Booth on base, and the lady Terps already up one to nothing, in the ninth inning during the first game of
the girl's season a strong hit was made for the Terrapins. This allowed Booth to score and UMD to defeat number 12- ranked, at
the time, Michigan. In the girls next game against UMASS, the Softball team played hard and came together again for another
great win, 2-1. Thus the ladies of Maryland softball started their season 2-0 for the first time in school history.
Setting new records and breaking old ways, the lady Terps came out the past season and played hard. Just like their two
opening games in Florida this team held nothing back this 2008 season. As their coach Laura Watten went into her third season
has the head coach, she could finally see the team coming together and playing an amazing game. Utilizing everything from their^
tremendous athletic ability to each players ability to read the field well, the lady Terps came out huge this year and have a lot tc
show for it.
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The word gold to most holds the meaning of some-
thing great, as in if something is referred to as being golden
it is seen bright, precious, and superior to others in the same
grouping. Gold is the word that defines the Men and Women's
Cross Country team at College Park. These individuals have
been superior to other collegiate runners this past season.
The teams holds superior leaders such as Meghan Braffet and
Greg Kelsey, and holds first place finishes. A gold medalist
from the Olympic games himself, Andrew Valmon leads these
teams as Head Coach. Throughout the season Braffet and
Kelsey came through for the Maryland Cross Country team as
in the NCAA Regionals, for example. Meghan Braffet placed
17th overall to at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Champi-
onships hosted by Lehigh University helping both the men's
and women's team each improve their team standings from
last season with both Braffet and Kelsey also earning All-Re-
gion honors. The team did well this season too with a first
place finish at the Leopard Invitational and very strong stand-
ings at the Mt. St. Mary's Invitational to open the season.
One the most interesting things about this team how-
ever, is the fact that they have a gold medalist as a leader, men-
tor and the head coach. Coach Valmon has been coaching the
Terrapins for five seasons now and as part of the U.S. 4x400-
meter relay teams at both the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games
he won a gold medal. With each runner at Maryland learning
from an athlete that has been so accomplished in his life time, it
is no wonder that these athletes are so superior and just seem to
Between the sprinting, middle distance, long distance,
hurdling, relays, road- running, race-walking, shot put, ham-
mer, javelin, discus throw, high, long, and triple jump, pole vault,
standing high, long, and triple jump, pentathlon, heptathlon fi-
nally decathlon, track and field is one of the most athletic sports
there is. With athletes being able to do a wide variet)' of any of
these events, this sport calls for dedication and superb athleti-
cism. Those at the University of Maryland bring those qualities
to the table when they compete for the Terps. With sportsmen
such as Toni Aluko, Ashley Carbray, Tiffani Long, Earl Gray,
and Katelyn Poss it is no wonder the track and field team have an
excellent year. At the Thomas Invitational, the Terps had a five
first place finishes along with many others finishing in the top
ten. To show just how great this team did this season one needs
to look no further than their first event, the Penn State National
Open. Here executing for the Terps, at their highest level of
performance, was Zach Martinez and Tommy Friscia who both
posted career-best and IC4A-qualifying times. This event here
started to define the 2007-2008 season for this team.
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Holding their heads high and standing strong,
the varsity Women's Water Polo team is unique at the
University of Maryland. As a fairly new varsity sport
here at UMD, they are the only varsity sport that has a
women's team that is considered Division I varsity, and
does not have a men's team. The women on this team
work hard to prove themselves, not only to their com-
petitors, but also to those who don't believe in them.
This past 2008 season Coach Salyer saw early on as a
break-out season for the team. With juniors that just
got better and better with every game played, to the
freshmen that caught on quickly to the world of college
level water polo, this team came out strong and stayed
A key part of the success the girls had this sea-
son was the ability for the juniors and freshmen to blend
together as one. Teamwork is a quality everyone needs
to have and these girls showed that they could do it, in
and out of the water. With the juniors taking the fresh-
men under their wing, but at the same time treating
them as team-mates, Coach Salyer saw the girls become
one unit. When they went to San Diego, for example, for
their first game, everyone could see that the girls stuck
to their game plan, stayed aggressive, attacked, play hard
and most importantly played as one.
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Napa Valley Grill Cardinal Cup EIGHTH
Nittany Lion Invitational SECOND
Spider Fall Invitational FIRST
Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate FOURTH
Navy Fall Classic FOURTH
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UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate FOURTEENTH
After a 2007 season that was plagued by
injuries and bad luck, the girls on the 2008 gym-
nastics team at the University of Maryland came
out with their heads held high and a mind-set of
determination. Ready to prove that they are one of
the best and determined to take the lessons each
learned last year and put it into action, the girls
were ready to come out strong. The team consist-
ed of two seniors, one junior, six sophomores, and
five freshmen as well as the tri-captains, Gretchen
Kittelberger, Lindsey Bonomo and Kelsey Nel-
ligan, which lead the team this season. With the
team being so young, each athlete was looking to
grow this season, while at the same time showing
the world of gymnastics what they were already
For example, Sophomore Brandi George
had an amazing freshman season as she was
named Reigning EAGL Rookie of the Year, quali-
fied individually to the 2007 NCAA Southeast
Regional Championships, was named to first
team AU-EAGL in the balance beam, floor exer-
cise and all-around and also earned second team
All-EAGL honors on the vault. Although the girls
did not have a strong showing in the beginning of
the season, opening with tw'o losses at home, each
match was much closer then the simple letter L
could show. When the girls placed 2nd out of four
teams in the Texas Woman's with Denver and Air
Force Meet, everyone began to see that determi-
nation that defined this 2008 season.
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A new series of articles the athletic department de-
cided to feature this year was entitled "A Day in the Life..."
These where a series of articles throughout the season where
freshmen on the Competitive Cheerleading team reflected
about the team as well as the personal experiences each
girl was having at UMD. These articles reflected the more
than just the opinions of a few freshmen, but the opinions
and demographic of a winning team at the University of
Maryland. The competitive cheer team was compromised
of many fresh faces this season with some girls practically
moving across the country to be part of such a successful
group. The freshmen on the team brought new ideas and
talent to a team with many junior and senior mentors who
took each lady by the hand and welcomed them onto the
team. The strong connection that the girls made with one
another was defiantly key to the achievements this team has
had in the past couple years and a tradition of success that
the girls continued with this year. With each team-mate
coming from such a diverse areas including everywhere
from Maryland to Texas, the bonds they made where very
important as was the commitment each of these athletes
has for this sport, no doubt made the Competitive Cheer-
leading team strong this 2008 season.
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