Founders' Week 2018

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    University of Maryland Eastern Shore
    132nd Founders’ Week Events and Activities
    September 9-15, 2018


    Sunday September 9, 2018 (PrincessAnne, MD Town)

    Metropolitan Church Service

    Princess Anne, Maryland


    Monday September 10, 2018 (Fredrick Douglas Library)

    Donuts in the Library

    • Enjoy donuts and coffee with Fredrick Douglas Library's Director, Dr. Adrienne Webber. You'll have the chance to get to know Adrienne, ask questions and share suggestions, and find out more about what's going on at the library.

    Tuesday September 11, 2018 (STEM Building)

    9-11 University Observance Day


    HistoricalHAWK WALK

    • Take a walk through a larger than life history lesson. Historical photos will be strategically placed throughout campus to see just how much UMES has changed in 132 years.

    Wednesday September 12, 2018 (Campus Wide)

    Campus and Community Service Projects


     “I Love UMES” Shirt Swap (Faculty, Staff and Alumni project)

    • Show your love for UMES by swapping out a gently-used business shirt or pant (button down shirt/blouse) for a limited edition UMES Tee shirt.

    “Socks For The Soul” (Student project)

    • Sock Drive for the Homeless

    #WiseGivingWednesday – Campus-wide – All day

    • Your gifts to UMES reaches deep and travels far. Together, gifts of all sizes add up to make a big difference for the people and places touched by HAWKS everywhere. If you have not made a gift to the University, now is the time to transform yourself!


    Thursday September 13, 2018 (Performing Arts Center)

    Summer Commencement and Founders’ Convocation

    • Cake Cutting
    • Wreath-laying Ceremony
    • Fireworks

    Friday September 14, 2018 (Student Services Center)

    I LOVE “UMES” DAY!!! (Party With A Purpose!)

    HAWK PRIDE- Catch It! This day will be built around the celebration and the love for our beloved University of Maryland Eastern Shore! This day will focus on student and alumni philanthropy, stories, culture, and love!


    Saturday September 15, 2018 (Academic Oval)

    HAWKSCAPE!!”

     HAWKSCAPE will feature fine arts, music, fashion, crafts, and visual art exhibits. This event will feature:

    • Brunch on the Bricks!
    • Maybe Live Cooking show from HRM Students
    • Alumni Art Show
    • Alumni Fashion Show
    • Concert Series
    • Outdoor Movie
    • Fashion Designs
    • Dance
    • And visual arts (Pottery, crafts, etc.)