Explore Our World: Maryland Day 2011
Maryland Day celebrates its thirteenth anniversary April 30 from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. Now one of the top annual events in the state of Maryland, the University
of Maryland welcomes the entire Washington, D.C. region to have fun, learn and explore
over Maryland's 1,250 acre campus.
"I'm very excited about attending my first Maryland Day here at the University
of Maryland," said University President Wallace Loh. "One of the things that attracted
me to UMD is the breadth of fascinating programs here. I understand that there will
be more than 400 events across campus this year, all of them offering learning and
fun for all ages. I am especially proud that we have 8,000 faculty, staff and student
volunteers who come out to make it a wonderful day for all of our visitors. Maryland
Day has become a model for other schools and one of the premier annual events in
Special Maryland Day guests include Alumna Joy Bauer - who is best known as The
Today Show's nutrition and health expert. She will be at the Cooking Stage in Hornbake
Plaza and Dining Services will be cooking up some of her best recipes and samples
are free! She'll also be providing health talks and book signings.
Two popular children's book authors will also be part of Maryland Day - on the
Big Top stage. Alumnus Jeff Kinney, author of the popular series Diary of a Wimpy
Kid will speak and then do a book signing. He'll be followed by Laura Duksta. She
will share her applauded school program "Self-Esteem through Love: Empowering Our
Children to Shine!"
Maryland sports fans can head over to Comcast Center for autographs with their
favorite Terp men and women's basketball players. Terp gear will also be on sale.
The men's football team - including new coach Randy Edsall - will be signing autographs
at Byrd Stadium before suiting up for the annual Red and White Football Scrimmage
at 3:30 p.m.
Visitors can pet animals at the campus farm, instruments at the Clarice Smith
Performing Arts Center and insects in the Plant Sciences Building. Explore majors
and college financing, talk to our deans, be part of an archeological dig or get
blown away in our famous wind tunnel. Alumni find Maryland Day is a great way to
reconnect with campus.
Don't miss a scoop of Maryland ice cream at the Dairy - the express line means
quicker service! Admission and parking are free, and there will be free shuttle
buses to and from the College Park Metro and on campus.
Be sure to stop by the Smith School’s tent on McKeldin Mall for information on
b-school programs and to get a free gift! Smith faculty and staff interested in
volunteering should e-mail email@example.com.
Find out more at: www.marylandday.umd.edu.