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Lower Shore county offers free CERT training

Feb 19, 2018

Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) is offering the public a free, 8-session Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course in Newark this spring. CERT is open to teens and adults and will take place at the Fire Training Center, on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. from March 20 through April 14, 2018. Cardiopulmonary Response (CPR) and Automatic External Defibrillator training will take place during the March 27 CERT session.

President Bell announces decision to step down

Feb 12, 2018
UMES Office of Public Relations

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -– Dr. Juliette B. Bell announced today that she will step down as president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on June 30.

Bell informed Chancellor Robert Caret, the University System of Maryland’s governing board and the UMES Board of Visitors of her decision, which was then shared in a letter that went out to the campus.

Mehta awarded Cotton Incorporated Grant

Feb 9, 2018
UMES School of Agricultural & Natural Sciences

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.-– A 2018 Cotton Incorporated Curriculum Program Grant has been awarded to Dr. Sunidhi Mehta, assistant professor in the Department of Human Ecology.  The grant will support research aimed at providing in-depth information about cotton as a sustainable and green textile material to fashion merchandising students at UMES.

A spring break fixing things (and learning stuff, too)

Feb 8, 2018
UMES Office of Public Relations

  • Imagine a spring break from college clearing brush along gnarly nature trails, rounding up refuse at Assateague Island National Seashore and making over an unkempt cemetery.

    Along with cultural excursions sprinkled in, that's what eight University of Maryland Eastern Shore students did during the third week of March as participants in an intensive six-day service-learning project. 

UMES students to attend USDA Ag Outlook Forum

Feb 6, 2018
UMES Office of Public Relations

Two UMES undergraduates are among 30 university students the U.S. Department of Agriculture has picked to attend its 2018 Agricultural Outlook Forum through the USDA Student Diversity Program. 

Senior Tobechukwu "Toby" Opara and sophomore Alexis Doon will join 28 other undergraduates and graduate students for a week in Washington, D.C. culminating in their participation in the USDA's largest annual meeting Feb. 22-23 that is expected to attract more than 2,000 people.

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