Saturday, May 18, 2013
The student has been transported to an area hospital, and an acquaintance is in custody.
An argument between two students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County ended in one slashing the other with a knife, campus police said. The incident took place around 6 a.m. Saturday in Erickson Hall on UMBC's campus in Catonsville, Major Paul Dillon told Patch. The student was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, Dillon said. Cody Jared Kradz, 22, of Catonsville, was arrested a short time later about a mile from campus, Dillon said. Online court records indicate he has been charged with first- and second-degree assault. Dillon said Kradz was a student at UMBC this spring but had recently withdrawn from classes. Kradz was charged in February with carrying a concealed dangerous weapon on …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A K-9 unit is on the scene as the Baltimore County Police Department searches for a suspect.
Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday in the 5400 block of Dolores Avenue, near the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus. The Baltimore County Police Department is at the scene, investigating, according to Julia Hardgrove, department spokeswoman. A K-9 unit is also at the scene. The call came in at 11:28 a.m., Hardgrove said. And the suspect reportedly took a victim's cash, truck keys and cell phone. There were no injuries, she said. The robbery occurred near Sulphur Spring Road, according to a message to UMBC students, by UMBC. "Suspect is 5-feet-8, slim build, black male, wearing a gray sweatsuit, goatee, armed with a silver handgun. Stay alert," states another message at 12:17 p.m. by …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Tickets sales for “An Evening With Freeman” end Tuesday.
You better act fast if you want to spend an evening with one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski III will speak at the Rolling Road Country Club on Tuesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $75 and sales end on Tuesday, March 19. The event is presented by the Catonsville Community Foundation. For more information and to buy tickets, contact George Brookhart at 410-719-0760 or george@MDResidentialRealty.com.
Friday, March 15, 2013
The school now has a Master of Arts in Texts, Technologies and Literature program.
UMBC's English Department recently announced that it will have a new master's degree. The new degree is a master of arts in Texts, Technologies and Literature. UMBC said in recent press release that it's going to "provide an opportunity for students to further their understanding of literature and a broad array of other texts, including digital, academic, and those we use every day." The school said it's going to be designed to accommodate students with different interests who are going on different career paths. Ideal degree candidates include those studying English Studies, high school teachers searching for advanced training or those starting in professions dealing with communications, editorial and the digital media areas. Applications…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Retrievers Athletics gives a recap of February's games.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Students and parents should check on various web sites Wednesday to find out about school closings if the expected storm hits.
If the storm expected for Wednesday does actually hit the area, students often are notified, but they also can check web sites. For local public schools, Baltimore County can send out e-mails or it puts the status up on its web site. It's going to be the same situation with CCBC (Catonsville) and UMBC. These colleges put the status of how they'll be opening -- if it's late or closed -- on the front page of their websites. The storm is expected to start Tuesday night with some rain, but the big question is how much snow the area gets on Wednesday. Various predictions are saying 5-10 inches in the Baltimore metro area, depending upon a number of factors.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Mount Hebron High students were coming to the "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights."
Students from at least one Baltimore-area school were scheduled to come to UMBC on Thursday to view the exhibition titled "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights." A group of students from Mount Hebron High School (Howard County) are scheduled to come to the exhbit today. Two city high schools -- Digital Harbor and City College -- already have seen the exhibit. UMBC has set up trips for local high school students to come and see the exhibition and then go to a class about visual culture and social justice with a professor from the college. After that, the students create their own social justice-inspired artwork once they get back to their school. That is then going to be displayed on the UMBC campus. …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Zach Clark got the win for the Orioles in their spring training opener on Saturday.
Former UMBC pitcher Zach Clark got off to a good start with the Orioles in spring training Saturday when he earned the win in the team's first exhbition game. Clark threw a scoreless top of the eighth inning, and the game was tied 3-3 when Trayvon Robinson hit a game-winning two-run homer for Baltimore in the bottom half. That made Clark the pitcher of record, and he got the win when the Orioles held on for the 5-3 victory over the Twins. The Orioles used nine different pitchers in the game as manager Buck Showalter took a look at several players. Clark finally made the 40-man roster last fall, and it will be interesting to see what kind of a look he gets from the team. Clark graduated from UMBC in 2006 and signed with the Orioles as an …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The school's Student Administration System was restored in the afternoon after being out for about two-and-a-half hours.
UMBC's Student Administration System sustained a service interruption for about two-and-a-half hours on Friday, but service to it was restored by the afternoon, according to a note on the school's web site. The service interruption was fixed by 2 p.m. with service to it restored, and the note said that it's available to students, faculty and staff. It also said that students had until midnight on Friday, Feb. 8 to make scheduled adjustments. The note also instructed poeple that "if you are still having trouble connecting, please restart your web browser and clear the cache." If more help is needed, submit an RT (Request Tracker) ticket through my.umbc.edu/help or check with the school's Technology Support Center at 410-455-3838, it said.
The "Saturday Night Live" star will be at the RAC on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m.
The recent "Saturday Night Live" skit about Ray Lewis drew a lot of laughs in Baltimore and beyond. The man who performed that skit, Kenan Thompson, is going to be doing stand-up comedy in a show at the Retreiver Activities Center on Sunday, Feb. 24 starting at 8 p.m. UMBC sent out a e-newsletter to alumni this week that announced the upcoming show. Tickets can be purchased online. Thompson has been on SNL since 2003 and working on TV and in movies in a number of different roles since his childhood. His website also said he's looking at more serious roles in the future as well as doing work behind the camera. The UMBC Student Events Board announced the show in the newsletter. Tickets are available for $15 for alumni.