University of Marland, College Park

By: Mason Miller & Mason Miller

Description of Place:-----By: Mason Adore

The mascot of the University of Maryland is the Diamondback Terrapin, Testudo. Rubbing the nose of a statue of Testudo is supposed to give you good luck. Marylands sports teams play in a division called the big 10 and Steve Blake, a famous NBA player played for the Maryland Basketball Team.


Diversity on Campus:


The University supports diversity. They host a variety of events that aim to create opportunities for involvement across campus. The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Staff & Faculty Association is an organization that shows how the University of Maryland supports Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Staff and Faculty.

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This is the University of Maryland logo---Maryland colors are used!

History of Place:-----By: Mason Miller

Maryland University College Park was created on March 6, 1856. It was originally named Maryland Agricultural College. It was founded by Charles Benedict Calvert. April 9, 1920 the campuses at College Park and Baltimore merged to form the University of Maryland (College Park).

FUN FACT:

Testudo, Maryland's mascot, has been the mascot for over 60 years.

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This is a picture of Testudo, UMD's mascot!

Events or Trends


A trend at the UMD is the “colors of the school”- Red, White, Black, & Yellow… these are also the colors of the Maryland state flag. March Madness is an event Maryland university takes part in. March Madness is the biggest basketball tournament of the year that many schools play in and its very competitive. UMD homecoming is a yearly event where both graduates and people that still go their come back to celebrate the beginning of the school year.


Importance to Community:

The UMD is important to the community (and the country) because it provides a place to learn for many high school graduates and other people to get a good education and get a degree. This is important because once you have a degree and you graduate from college, you are able to get a job, which is important because once you get a job, you get money, and when you have money, you can get a house and provide for yourself. So basically going to college (UMD) is the start of your adult life.

Bibliography

Testudo .2014. University of Maryland

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11/7/14 <http://www.umd.edu/traditions/testudo/>.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender

Staff & Faculty Association .2014. University of Maryland

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11/11/14 <http://www.umd.edu/lgbt/lgbt-sfa.html>.

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"University of Maryland." Britannica School 2014 Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

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6 Nov. 2014 < http://school.eb.co.uk/levels/advanced/article/2007>

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Citation 2:

University of Maryland Timeline 2014 University of Maryland

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6 Nov. 2014 < http://www.umd.edu/timeline/>

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University of Maryland [Homepage] 2014 University of Maryland

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11/7/14 <http://www.umd.edu/>.

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