Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The 29-year-old pitcher has not yet pitched in the majors.
The Baltimore Orioles are reportedly calling up a homegrown arm. MASN reports right-handed pitcher Zach Clark, a University of Maryland, Baltimore County graduate, is en route from Triple-A Norfolk to Seattle and will be recalled by the Orioles. The Orioles are in the middle of a three-game series there against the Mariners. Clark, 29, is already on the Orioles' 40-man roster, but a move will have to be made to get him on the active 25-man roster. The pitcher signed with the Orioles in 2006 as an undrafted free agent. He agreed to terms in a UMBC parking lot, according to the MASN report. In eight seasons in the minors, Clark is 50-46 with a 3.71 ERA. Clark isn't the only local to don the black and orange lately. Pitcher Steve Johnson, a …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The week includes workshops and a career fair.
Finding a job takes brains. But unlike the lumbering zombies of horror movie lore, University of Maryland, Baltimore County officials are hoping career week is a bit more enlightening. The university's zombie-themed career week starts Monday and runs through Thursday. The week aims to help students from freshmen to seniors develop career options. “One of our top goals is to reach students earlier so that they have more time to explore different career paths and prepare for life after graduation,” Caroline Baker, assistant vice president of careers and corporate partnerships, said in a press release. “We want to make career planning less intimidating and more fun.” The week includes workshops, presentations and special events on topics …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Baltimore resident Charlotte Robinson was charged with felony theft for misusing a university credit card for personal purchases.
A former University of Maryland, Baltimore County employee pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge stemming from claims she made nearly $7,000 in personal purchases on a state-issued credit card. Baltimore resident Charlotte Alexis Robinson, 50, pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft, according to Attorney General Doug Gansler's office. “When public employees abuse taxpayer money, it erodes the public trust in government,” Gansler said in a statement. “This conviction and sentence will ensure the reimbursement of all public funds and hopefully serve as an example that defrauding taxpayers will not go unpunished.” Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Mickey J. Norman sentenced Robinson to a five-year suspended jail sentence and ordered her…
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Detectives are investigating the death as a suicide.
Police said they found the body of a missing Pikesville native Friday night. David Johnathan Scherr, 20, a University of Maryland student, was unresponsive in a 2013 Ford Escape parked in a lot near Route 197 and Route 450, according to Prince George's County Police. Detectives are investigating the death as a suicide. Scherr had been missing since Dec. 19.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Will you miss seeing the Terps in the ACC?
The University of Maryland’s Board of Regents on Monday approved a move to the Big Ten Conference, ending nearly 60 years of affiliation with the Atlantic Coast Conference, multiple sources reported. Rutgers is expected to announce Tuesday that it will join the Terps in the Big Ten, the New York Daily News reported. Maryland’s move is the latest in a flurry of conference realignment that has drastically altered the landscape of college athletics in recent years, often disrupting traditional regional rivalries as schools chase increasingly lucrative television contracts. Maryland’s move, which could carry a $50 million exit penalty from the ACC, is considered to be a financial strategy that will bring the school a share of the Big Ten’s …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Baltimore County police identified Earl Badu as the man who jumped from I-695 Thursday.
Earl Badu, 33, a member of the University of Maryland’s 2002 basketball national championship team, has been indentified as the man who died Thursday after jumping from Interstate 695 into a construction area on Interstate 95 near Perry Hall. Baltimore County police identified Badu as the jumper in an email on Saturday. According to University of Maryland’s athletic site, Badu was a member of the school’s 2002 National Championship team after walking onto the squad in the fall of 1998. Badu, a graduate of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, died from his injuries at Bay View Medical Center. According to electronic court records, Badu, who listed a PO Box in Bethesda as his address, was convicted of passing a bad check on Sept. 21.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Non-degree program for people with intellectual disabilities strives for independent living in four-year college environment.
On the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act being signed into law, officials from University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the State of Maryland announced a novel non-credit program at UMBC to provide a four-year college experience to people with intellectual disabilities. The Students United in Campus Communty Engagements for Post-Secondary Success (SUCCESS) program was described by UMBC president Freeman Hrabowski as the first four-year program of its kind in the state. "We will provide young adults with intellectual disabilities a full four-year university experience," Hrabowski said on July 26 to a group in the University Center Ballroom. UMBC will provide the full cost of tuition, Hrabowski said. The program is …