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May 6, 2004

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Maryland Film Festival Features Work of UMBC Filmmakers
The work of UMBC faculty, students and alumni takes center stage at the 2004 Maryland Film Festival, being held May 6-9 in Baltimore. Among the highlights of the Festival will be a new feature film, Saved!, by Brian Dannelly (Visual Arts '03, magna cum laude), which had been featured in the 2004 Sundance Festival and is scheduled for national theatrical release later this month.

In addition to Saved!, UMBC's contributions to the Maryland Film Festival include Fulton Fish Market by Mark Street (assistant professor, visual arts); Overpass by Alan Price (assistant professor, visual arts); Site Visits by Carol Hess (associate professor and chair, dance), which features a sound score by Timothy Nohe (associate professor, visual arts); Bludren by Jill Johnston-Price (adjunct assistant professor, visual arts); Today is Thursday and Warp & Weft by Jo Israelson (IMDA '04); L'Invitation and Love and a '61 by Nick Prevas (visual arts '03); Method for Self-Defense Against Scorpions by Tanner Almon (visual arts '03); and Remission by Dan Stack (undergraduate, visual arts).

UMBC Alumna Receives Baltimore County Teacher of the Year Award
Sharon Grimes, English '90, was recently selected as Baltimore County's 17th Teacher of the Year. Grimes, a librarian at Lansdowne Elementary School, was featured in The Sun on May 6.

Four Retrievers Receive America East All-Conference Honors in Women's Lacrosse
Senior Jen Dragoni, junior Stephanie Crouch and sophomore Kelly Fiorani were named to the America East All-Conference First Team, while freshman Kelly Fahey earned Second Team All-Conference honors and was named to the league's All-Rookie Team.

Dragoni, named First Team on Attack, notched 32 goals and 12 assists this season, with multi-goal performances in 11 games, including a four-goal effort on Senior Day against Vermont. She currently ranks fourth in the conference in shots per game, fifth in game-winning goals, seventh in goals per game, eight in points per game and first in free-position goals per game. The 2003 Northeast Conference Player of the Year, she has amassed a career total of 122 goals, good for sixth all-time at UMBC, and 182 points, good for fourth all-time. In addition, her 60 career assists places her atop UMBC's All-Time Assists Leaders.

Crouch, named First Team on Defense, leads the team in caused turnovers with 13, and is second in draw controls with 24. The 2002 Northeast Conference player of the year, she has also scored four goals and posted one assist on the year.

Fiorani, named First Team at Midfield, boasts a team-high 33 ground balls on the season, and is tied with Dragoni for the team lead in goals (32). The 2003 Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year, she also ranks second on the team in assists with 12.

Fahey, selected to the Second Team at Midfield and as part of the All-Rookie Team, had a great freshman campaign. Currently, she leads the team in draw controls (37), and is second in ground balls (30). In addition, her 22 goals and nine assists are good for third on the team in both categories.

Posted by dwinds1 at May 6, 2004 12:00 AM