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UMES celebrates Founders' Week, Sept. 8-15

  • Friday, September 6, 2013


    Founders' Week 2012PRINCESS ANNE, MD -(Sept. 4, 2013) Founders' Week at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Sept. 8-15, is a week-long series of free events for campus and community to celebrate the university's rich history.



    Students, faculty and staff actually begin the celebration a day early, Sat., Sept. 7, with Street Sweep, a community clean-up day in the Town of Princess Anne.  Volunteers will meet on Main Street by the Washington Hotel at 8 a.m. to register.  A picnic with music in the town's Manokin Park at noon wraps up the event.

    A lecture, "In Search of Justice," at 11 a.m. Tues., Sept. 10 in the Student Services Center Theater examines social justice through recent court cases.  Attorney Sherman Lambert, whose practice is in Shepherdstown, W.Va., is the presenter.

    Learn about the school's spirit at the Frederick Douglass Library's exhibit "Hawk Pride" Sept. 9 through Dec. 6 or take a walking tour of the historic academic oval Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. beginning at the Richard A. Henson Center.

    The annual Founders' Week Outdoor Concert featuring the school's jazz band and concert choir perform Sept. 11 on the lawn of the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m.  At 11 a.m. the same day, the university breaks ground on a new 163,500 square-foot engineering and aviation sciences building.

    For more information, call 410-651-6669 or visit for a complete schedule of events.        

    Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580,