At the time Junior Novas was shot in the shoulder in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province—after suffering a major concussion when his vehicle was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device in Iraq’s Anbar Province—he didn’t even know the woman who would become the mainstay of his life as his wife and caregiver.
“Andy was more interested in becoming a celebrity than the next Picasso,” explained Quaishawn Whitlock, an artist, and guide at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. He was leading half of the roughly 45 participants in the mid-June UMUC annual Arts Program trip and he explained that Pittsburgh-native Warhol (Andrew Warhola) grew up in an immigrant family, which had come from present-day Slovakia. The family was working class, but Warhol would go on to epitomize the American dream, Whitlock explained.
It’s easy to speak about Jill Morgenthaler and leadership in the same sentence.
When the now-retired U.S. Army colonel was a junior at Pennsylvania State University, she became one of the country’s first female ROTC cadets to train with men. At age 22, she was the first female company intelligence commander in Korea before becoming the army’s first female brigade commander in the 84th Division. And she was the first woman to oversee homeland security for the state of Illinois.
“Order Out of Chaos,” the latest exhibit presented by the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Arts Program examines the works of artists who live and create in the supportive housing complex, Artists’ Housing Incorporated (AHI) in Baltimore, Maryland. The show is guest curated by Baltimore artist Ruth Channing Middleman, painter, printmaker and wife of fellow artist Raoul Middleman.
UMUC has joined the University System of Maryland (USM) in its sponsorship of EduLab@Light City, one of six Labs@LightCity innovation conferences that will bring together local and national innovators and thought leaders across six key industries during Light City 2017. EduLab@Light City will take place on Wednesday, April 5, at the IMET Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt St., in Baltimore.
Want to learn how to avoid the perils of human resources work?
Liliana Meneses has a game for that―or more accurately, she has “gamified” part of her curriculum.
For Sandralee Jensen, the decision to apply for a Pillars of Strength Scholarship that would provide her free tuition to complete a master’s degree at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) was not easy.
In a tribute to Memorial Day, members of University of Maryland University College (UMUC) alumni community traveled to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport at Baltimore on May 26 and welcomed home returning service members and their families.
Business lecturer and author Judith Umlas believes that the best way to leverage the most value from your professional and personal relationships is to be a “grateful leader” by acknowledging your co-workers, family members and friends for who they are, and not just for what they do.
Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter lauded UMUC student and Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Florent Groberg (U.S. Army Ret.) as “representing the highest caliber of individuals who have helped defend our nation and all we stand for, for over 15 years in Iraq and Afghanistan.”