Category Archives: Videos

Boy Scout Leads Students, Faculty and Staff in Courtyard Cleanup

On Tuesday, August 23, students, faculty, staff and volunteers, led by Boy Scout Alex Henderson from Troop 360, cleared weeds, removed debris and cleaned the Meyerhoff Chemistry Building’s courtyard as part of an Eagle Scout project.

Henderson got the idea for the project when his mother, Jane Henderson, business services specialist in the building, remarked about the overgrown courtyard, he said.

He originally thought the project would take two days, but the assembled crew completed most of the initial clean-up work within a matter of hours.

The Elkridge-based Boy Scout troop had visited the courtyard previously in an attempt to rid the space of its rapidly-growing weeds, as tall as four feet in places. “We came out here a couple days before to spray some weed killer,” Henderson said. “It didn’t work very well, but we’re here digging them out, so that works.”

He explained his long-term goals for the space. Once the invasive weeds were cleared, volunteers would build flower boxes, fill them with soil and plant butterfly bushes to transform the courtyard into a rejuvenated, green spot for visitors to enjoy year-round.

Video Workshop: How to Design Great Visual Communications

Would you like to create presentations that will be remembered? In this videotaped workshop, Barry L. Casey, director of the Faculty Development Center at UMBC, shares design principles for effective visual communication in the classroom and the workplace.

You will learn how to turn your ideas/research/problem into a story; how to build a presentation using sticky notes; what looks good on a slide; and how simplicity, brevity and clarity answer most presentation problems. This workshop is for those who present their ideas to groups visually using PowerPoint or Keynote.

VIDEO: Maryland Charity Campaign – Terry Aylsworth

Watch as Terry Aylsworth; executive administrative assistant II for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; discusses why she gives to the Maryland Charity Campaign.

MCC Video: Leslie Tinker

Watch as Leslie Tinker, executive administrative assistant for the Office of Institutional Advancement, discusses why she gives to the Maryland Charity Campaign.

MCC Video: Lynne Schaefer

Watch as Lynne Schaefer, vice president for administration and finance, discusses her philosophy on giving.