50 Paws for 50 Years

We have created 50 paws for the 50th anniversary of UMBC! We have placed these 50 paws all around campus.

Each paw contains a unique design as well as an interesting factoid about UMBC.

Post a photo with the different paws around campus and you could win!

Rules:

  • Take a selfie, posed, filtered, or fun photo with a paw

  • Post it to Instagram or Facebook with #UMBC50Paws

  • Make sure your profile/the post is public for us to find it

  • The person with the most paws will win a Starbucks gift card

  • Runners up will receive another great prize

Winners will be drawn after UMBC’s Homecoming in early October.

Here are some clues to help lead you around campus:

  1. Whether printing a banner or a quarter sheet, the prices here can’t be beat.
  2. The brains of the Commons, down the hall from Skylight, this office also has the heads of Student Life.
  3. Wednesdays for trivia this is the place to be. Get some beer or some wine or some bubble tea.
  4. After a long day of classes, take a break from school. Play some video games, table tennis, or shoot some pool.
  5. This space is the place for club involvement, and it’s also the seat for our student government.
  6. UMBC was a commuter school at the very start. This office ensures those students still take part.
  7. School supplies and apparel as far as you can see, don’t forget your textbooks, binders, and maybe a new PC.
  8. You’ll find the office of the Vice President across from the admins. If Dr. Young is available, she’ll surely invite you in.
  9. Whether a soda, some medicine, or some kind of juice, this space can provide that little afternoon boost.
  10. A place of quiet reprieve if you’d like to step in, the only requirement is that you respect women.
  11. Whether you’ve had a bad day, or have something to report, these offices will meet you with all types of support.
  12. The oldest auditorium that still supports class, or catch a few flicks with a semester movie pass.
  13. UMBC focuses on emerging technology; this program ensures it meets that with diversity.
  14. All day come on by and grab a bite, or when those cravings strike hit up Late Night.
  15. A courtyard and wings, with swipe access on the doors, this dorm is named after a body of water in Baltimore.
  16. Here is where they’ll treat a cut, sprain, or infection. Or provide a massage to release some tension.
  17. Want to live on campus? This is the place to be. They’ll assign you a room and give you the key.
  18. This river forms the border between Baltimore County and Howard County.
  19. The river forms the border between Maryland and Virginia.
  20. Go here for a moment of quiet contemplation, while surrounded by nature and stony formations.
  21. This river is the longest river on the East Coast of the United States.
  22. The latest apartments to get a fix up, this is the space where you can pick your packages up.
  23. These tall apartments guard the top of campus like a fort. It’s also the only place with a sanded volleyball court.
  24. Whether running, swimming, or lifting weight, this is the place to get in shape.
  25. You see a beautiful mural inside this building on Academic Row.
  26. What’s bronze, has a lucky nose, four legs, and never moves?
  27. You’ve worked out, you’ve sweated, you got your pulse up. Now this is the closest place to hop on the bus.
  28. Two areas of study make up the name of this building.
  29. This H-shaped building has a courtyard in the middle.
  30. You would lose in a staring contest with this figure on Academic Row.
  31. Because intelligence is not defined by your sex, this office pushes for more women in tech.
  32. This building has a great formula for views of the library and Pond on Academic Row.
  33. Come find me at the tallest building on campus!
  34. Rock out to the latest jams and talk shows on the plaza.
  35. One of the main locations for large scale entertainment, from hypnosis to fashion shows to cultural events.
  36. Whether you’re an undergrad, grad, or doctorate, this center is always on the leading edge of tech.
  37. No matter how your UMBC journey was set to begin, they were the ones to let you in.
  38. Centered in a building dedicated to technology, sometimes you can even spot a student-made dune buggy.
  39. Play your part and come view some art!
  40. The newest building on campus, this is the place to catch a moving concert performance.
  41. This is a nice place to relax by the water on Academic Row.
  42. Here you can work out some deals for money so your college is as sweet as honey.
  43. Named for the first chancellor of UMBC, this is where they hang art or documents for all to see.
  44. You’ll be a pig in mud with the scenic views of this pond.
  45. High above and surrounded by books, these windows provide one of the best campus looks.
  46. This building sits at the end of a dormitory line and also houses Lecture Hall number nine.
  47. Near to the Commons and full of laboratories, this building is topped by a green laser-emitting observatory.
  48. To properly park and avoid getting a ticket, make sure to stop by here and get a parking permit.
  49. Walking to this farm-like structure is quite a hike, but driving in the entrance it is quite the sight.
  50. The largest venue for watching athletics outside, come out, cheer loud, wear your colors with pride!

Summer Field Trips: r2integrated

Last Friday, commonvision ventured into the city for a tour and Q&A with r2integrated (r2i). r2i is an ad agency located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, right across from the National Aquarium. They have other offices in NYC, Silicon Valley, and Seattle as well. We took our students there to learn more about agency life and meet other designers in the field. 

 Tim Frost, Creative Director at r2i, led us on a tour of their space. 

Tim Frost, Creative Director at r2i, led us on a tour of their space. 

We’re a unique mix of creative minds and marketing technologists with the collective power to design smart campaigns that deliver results.
— http://www.r2integrated.com/why-r2i

Tim Frost, a Creative Director at r2i, led us on a tour of r2i's offices, located on the top floor of their East Pratt Street building. r2i boasts a large open floor plan, allowing for collaboration and creativity within their work space. 

After our tour, a group of designers from r2i came in to answer our students' questions about working in an ad agency, the r2i working environment, and more. Our designers had a strong interest in learning more about the process of getting their first design job out of college, and what set apart agency life from other types of graphic design environments. 

Once the Q&A was complete, we went out on r2i's balcony to see what was easily one of the most impressive views available of the Inner Harbor.

A huge thanks to r2i for the awesome tour!


And of course, we went to Shake Shack. 

We went to Artscape (again)!

Every summer, we take our students on creative outings around Baltimore. A couple weeks ago, we went over to Artscape 2016! If you haven't been to Artscape before, it is America's largest free arts festival. There are plenty of things to see, smell, eat, and touch.  This year's theme was SPACE!

A starting point for interpretation, space is tangible, literal and metaphorical, and spans across all disciplines. The vast STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)-related organizations and businesses within the region are plentiful, and with pop culture’s fascination with all things intergalactic, this theme provides attendees an exciting level of both entertainment and education.
— http://www.artscape.org/about/Why-Space?

 Artscape crew + Mr. Trash Wheel 

Artscape crew + Mr. Trash Wheel 

 Mel + Felice check out some Artscape vendors. 

Mel + Felice check out some Artscape vendors. 

 The crew made sure to keep up with catching Pokemon throughout the day. 

The crew made sure to keep up with catching Pokemon throughout the day. 


The National Aquarium had a nautical paint by number as well as giant jellies made of recycled materials. 


 Wouldn't be a trip to Artscape without a visit to the food trucks / stands. 

Wouldn't be a trip to Artscape without a visit to the food trucks / stands. 

 A visit into the planets

A visit into the planets

 Table tennis in the street!

Table tennis in the street!


Emma played "Office Mom" and made people take a group photo every 10 feet. 


Also, we pet dogs.


Until next year, Artscape!