Philanthropist and professor shares three decades of insight in new book

By David DeWeaver In the summer of 1990, before “self-care” became a catchphrase, 22-year-old Alex Counts saw first-hand what burnout looked like. He was in Washington, D.C. working as the legislative director for an anti-hunger advocacy nonprofit called RESULTS. It was, in his words, “a preposterously senior role” for someone who’d just graduated from college the year prior. So it made sense that on a … Continue reading Philanthropist and professor shares three decades of insight in new book

Thrift shop raises money to build schools in Honduras

In an open room on the second floor of Stamp Student Union, students sifted among rows of tables lined with dozens of t-shirts. Clothing racks displayed hanging dresses and coats in varying sizes and styles. On a table in the corner lay an assortment of odds and ends: a rubber ducky, romance novels, several pumpkin-shaped Halloween decorations and even a remote-controlled “fart machine.” Students and … Continue reading Thrift shop raises money to build schools in Honduras

Lemonade Pong Tournament Raises Money for Childhood Cancer Research

By Pearl Mak The University of Maryland’s marketing, sales and management co-ed fraternity, Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE), hosted a Lemonade Pong Tournament at La Plata Beach April 20, to raise money for children with cancer. It was the fraternity’s biggest philanthropy event of the semester. The event, which cost $5 to participate, was modeled after a beer pong game, but with water-filled cups instead of beer. In past years, the … Continue reading Lemonade Pong Tournament Raises Money for Childhood Cancer Research

Founder of Do Good Institute aims to inspire campus to give back

By Ana Hurler Bruce Levenson, founder of the Do Good Institute, spoke about the importance of giving back and his future plans for the organization during a Q&A session hosted by the Nonprofit and Social Business Society Wednesday night in Van Munching Hall. Levenson has built a career around doing good and philanthropic efforts, with a focus on inner city education. He’s taken on numerous … Continue reading Founder of Do Good Institute aims to inspire campus to give back

Beta Theta Pi hosts second annual Home Runs for Lowell

The brothers of Beta Theta Pi fraternity hosted a batting competition Sunday on Fraternity Row, honoring and raising awareness for their late brother Lowell Ensel, who died unexpectedly of testicular cancer in 2015. Ensel was a straight-A government and politics major at the University of Maryland under the Banneker/Key Scholarship. His love for baseball inspired Beta members to create the event Homeruns for Lowell last … Continue reading Beta Theta Pi hosts second annual Home Runs for Lowell

Zeta Tau Alpha dives into October with big hopes for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Zeta Tau Alpha, commonly referred to as Zeta, packed the month full of events to fundraise to reach their goal of $60,000 and increase awareness Last week Zeta girls sold T-shirts, hosted a Bright Pink workshop to promote self-examinations, and dedicated a flower ceremony to survivors or people who lost their battle to breast cancer. Erin Scheithe, a Bright Pink … Continue reading Zeta Tau Alpha dives into October with big hopes for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Zumbathon has students busting a move to show support for local children’s hospital

TerpThon, a student-run fundraising organization, collaborated with Terps After Dark and hosted a Zumba marathon in Eppley on Thursday night. When the doors opened, the enthusiastic students poured into the gym, grabbed some glow-in-the-dark accessories, and shook and shimmied for a great cause. The instructors took turns leading the participants through two hours of Zumba routines, accompanied by a live DJ. TerpThon hosts many events … Continue reading Zumbathon has students busting a move to show support for local children’s hospital