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CSI 2010
Events and Activities

A complete schedule of all CSI 2010 Events and Activities  

Friday, July 23, 2010: Closing Session
During our Closing Session, parents and family were invited to join us, once again, at the library. The students divided into groups and did presentations about classes, dorm life, co-curricular activities, and field trips. Lance and Atom showed a great video, which captured a lot of great summer memories. 
Wednesday, July 21 and Thursday, July 22, 2020: Program Wrap-Up & Dorm Activities
During our last few days of the summer, we participated in several fun activities as a group. In addition to wrapping up the summer with evaluations and a funny slide show, we had a pizza party and played several fun games (including the newly popular "Blanket Game". Several members of our cohort showcased their talents (including musical performances, mixed martial arts demonstrations, and telling jokes). It has been a GREAT summer and we can't wait to get together in the fall!
Tuesday, July 20, 2020: Leadership Workshop
 After the Appreciation Luncheon, we changed out of our business casual attire and enjoyed an afternoon with Nick Lennon, the Assistant Director of Student Life for Leadership Development and Education. Nick did some fun activities with us, and we had a great presentation and discussion about leadership roles at UMBC. Thanks, Nick!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010: Appreciation Luncheon
The Appreciation Luncheon was attended by CSI students and staff, Meyerhoff Scholars and staff, and University faculty. This was a great opportunity to showcase our etiquette skills, network, and mingle. We were also able to show our appreciation to our summer instructors and celebrate our accomplishments.

Saturday, July 17, 2010: Sailing in the Inner Harbor

On our last Saturday, we joined the UMBC Sailing Team for a morning of sailing in the Inner Harbor. We spent time learning about the way a sailboat works, tied knots, and then put our skills to test on the open water!

Friday, July 16, 2010: Federal Hill Walking Tour/Lunch at Little Havana

Today we took a walking tour of Federal Hill. Dr. Orser, professor of American Studies, led us on a fantastic tour of this historic area. After the tour, we enjoyed a lunch overlooking the harbor at Little Havana.

Thursday, July 15, 2010: American Visionary Art Museum

We spent the afternoon exploring this unique museum, which is located in the Federal Hill area of Baltimore. The American Visionary Art Museum houses "art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself". We were able to interact with larger than life chess pieces and experience non-traditional art in a fun and inspiring atmosphere.

Class Room/Study Time
One of the most important skills students develop during the CSI program is learning how to manage their classes and study time. Students spend many hours a day in the library going over the work they need to do, writing papers and preparing for exams. During this time, the CSI staff is there to assist them with the work that they need to get done. Hopefully the time in class as well as the study time will lead students to academic success.

Extra-Curricular Activities (Six Flags/Game Room)
During the CSI program when students are not engaged in academic pursuits, they participated in multiple co-curricular activities. Some of these activities included: learning their way around campus, going to the Game Room in the Commons to relax and participating in an optional trip to Six Flags.  Through these activities students have had a chance to develop some wonderful friendships with each other.

Professional Etiquette Series: (6/15, 6/24, 7/6 and 7/13)
Throughout the duration of the CSI program, the students have been participating in a series of etiquette sessions. These sessions are designed to help them learn skills such as: body language, public speaking, table manners and verbal and written communication skills. The students will display what they have learned at an Etiquette Luncheon which will take place on Tuesday, July 20.
Saturday, July 10, 2010: CSI Day of Service at Digital Harbor HS in Baltimore, MD
On this day, we traveled to Digital Harbor High School in order to complete a day of service for the community.  Our adventure involved cleaning up Digital Harbor HS in various capacities.  One group of students cleaned the basement of debris and painted the entire floor. Another group of students painted and cleaned up the auditorium.  And a final group of students helped with logistical and administrative tasks including organizing uniforms and stuffing envelopes.  The staff at Digital Harbor was amazingly impressed by our group and proud of all of the work that our students accomplished.  We hope to continue to work with them in the future.
Friday, July 9, 2010: Visit to the National Aquarium
On this day, we traveled as a group to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD.  The students were able to walk through the aquarium and observe all of the creatures of the sea and marine life.  Additionally, we went to see the Dolphin Show and learned about ways we can help the environment.
Friday, June 19, 2010: Walters Art Museum and Inner Harbor Scavenger Hunt
In the morning we went to the Walters Art Museum where Dr. Marilyn Goldberg (Associate Professor & Department Chair of the UMBC Ancient Studies department) took us on a personal tour of of some of the exhibits. We then took the Charm City Circulator bus to Lexington Market for lunch and spent the rest of the afternoon in the Inner Harbor on a photo scavenger hunt!
Thursday, June 18, 2010: First Field Trip (Fell's Point)
Today was our first field trip! We went to the historic Fell's Point neighborhood where we took a walking tour and visited some fun shops, saw historic locations on the waterfront, and visited the Fell's Point Visitor's Center. We also visited the Baltimore Tattoo Museum and learned about the history of tattoos in the United States.
Monday, June 14, 2010: First Day of Class as College Students
On this day, we attended our first round of college courses (either MATH or ENGL) and we learned how to use the Schedule of Classes to register for our Summer courses.  We got to meet our first college professors and we learned our way around campus.  We even got our campus cards and learned what we can use them for.
Sunday, June 13, 2010: Low Ropes Course in Fallston, MD
On this day, we traveled on a school bus to Fallston, MD (about 45 minutes away from campus) to participate in the Above and Beyond program.  We did several group activities where we learned each others names and had to work together to accomplish certain tasks.  While the weather was very muggy and rainy, we still managed to have an excellent time!  We returned to campus later that day and prepared for our upcoming first day of college classes.
Saturday, June 12, 2010: Welcome and Orientation
On this day, we arrived to campus to begin the CSI program.  Little did we know what we were getting ourselves into!  But after being welcomed, hopefully most of us felt like we were going to have a great experience in the CSI program.