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The Thriving Tiger Has Conversation Starters for the Thanksgiving Dinner Table

Thanksgiving may be the most universally beloved holiday in the United States.  And yet, sometimes it can be hard to get a good conversation going with Uncle Phil or Cousin Penny.  Robert Karp, editor of the Thriving Tiger, provides some tips for getting an interesting conversation going.  Read it, print it, and share it at […]

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Policies Added to University Policy Web Site

Two university policies were recently added to the university policy web site located at  http://inside.towson.edu/generalcampus/tupolicies/. * Student Organization Registration To read in its entirety, please go to https://inside.towson.edu/generalcampus/tupolicies/documents/05-10.00%20Student%20Organization%20Registration.pdf. *Policy on Credit for Competency-Based Education and Prior Learning To read in its entirety, please go to https://inside.towson.edu/generalcampus/tupolicies/documents/03-01.41%20Policy%20on%20Credit%20for%20Competency-Based%20Education%20and%20Prior%20Learning.pdf. Please refer to the policies Web site often as policies will […]

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Free Help with the Holiday Blues

As USM employees, regular and contingent faculty and staff and their families have access to a wide range of helpful services via our Inova employee assistance program (EAP). This includes short-term counseling for those experiencing depression, anxiety or problems with relationships, family, or substance abuse. You can access services 24/7 by logging into the Inova […]

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Toastmasters Club Starting

A new Toastmasters Club is starting on campus for faculty, staff, and students.  Meetings are planned for Mondays, 5 p.m., in Stephens Hall, room 211. Toastmasters is a learn-by-doing club where participants give impromptu and/or rehearsed talks and presentations then get feedback and support from other members. Participating in Toastmasters is a fun way to […]

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Volunteers Needed! 2014 Stuff-a-Bus Drive

Hello everyone! The Stuff-a-Bus Sign Up Genius website is live and we are looking for volunteers to sign up for shifts to accept donations at the Stuff-a-Bus site on Osler Drive beside the Enrollment Services building. Interested folks and groups can find the Sign Up Genius site at this link:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44A5AF29A2F58-2014/  Also, the Stuff-a-Bus Drive […]

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The Alumni Association Invites You to a Holiday Party!

The Towson University Office of Alumni Relations and the TU Alumni Association invite you to a Holiday Party benefitting the Towson University Professional Development Grant. Please join us for cocktails, cuisine, great company, and a very special evening of music. provided by our very own Gary N. Rubin ’69 and Brent Hardesty ’83/’04.  They will be […]

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Faculty and Staff Kudos

Dr. Colleen Ebacher, Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, (FORL) has been awarded the Maryland-DC Campus Compact’s Alan G. Penczek Service- Learning Faculty Award. The award honors a faculty member for excellence in the integration of service-learning into the curriculum and impact to students and community.

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Donate Your Books to The Book Exchange!

Have too many books? Do you need to get rid of them? Worry no more! The Book Exchange would be happy to take them off your hands. The Book Exchange is going to be a library resource for Towson University students. We will take any book and every book; from children’s books to academic books […]

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It is time to nominate a colleague for the 2015 University System of Maryland Board of Regents Staff Awards!

Congratulations to last year’s “star” and system-wide winner Jayne French!   The University System of Maryland Board of Regents Staff Awards is the highest honor bestowed upon non-exempt and exempt employees with at least 5 years of experience by the Council of University System Staff (CUSS). The system-wide awards offer recognition in the following categories: […]

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Peer Educator Applications Open!!!!

Do you have the desire to get involved and make a difference? Consider becoming a Peer Educator! Peer Educators receive training to teach others about issues related to a variety of topics. The Counseling Center is looking for motivated and energetic students to join one of our four peer education groups: Wellness, Sexual Assault, Body […]

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Weekly Meal Deals

View the weekly meal deals using the link below. http://www.dineoncampus.com/towson/show.cfm?cmd=mealDeals

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Regular Staff Holidays- Thanksgiving Week

Leave intended to cover the Thanksgiving Holiday has already been granted to Regular Status, non-Facilities Employees. You will note that your holiday balance appears higher than usual. Employees who have not already used any of their floating holidays for 2014 will show 7 holidays available (4 floating holidays and 3 for the Thanksgiving week). Contingent […]

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Towson Online Course Evaluation Fall 2014

The Towson Course Evaluation Online (TCEO) process for Fall 2014 (14W) will run from November 27 through December 10, 2014. For more information about these on-line course evaluations, please visit http://www.towson.edu/ir/courseeval.asp   Office of Institutional Research  lcaceda@towson.edu Telephone: 410-704-2331    

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Toastmasters Club Starting

A new Toastmasters Club is starting on campus for faculty, staff, and students.  Meetings are planned for Mondays, 5 p.m., in Stephens Hall, room 211. Toastmasters is a learn-by-doing club where participants give impromptu and/or rehearsed talks and presentations then get feedback and support from other members. Participating in Toastmasters is a fun way to […]

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You’re Invited: Ribbon Cutting on Burdick Field

Vice Presidents Joe Oster and Deb Moriarty invite you to join them for the Burdick Turf Field Ribbon Cutting Monday, Dec. 1 2:00 p.m. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Meet on the eastern end of the field nearest the University Union. Participants will have the opportunity to be among the first to run on […]

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TUPD and the University Store- Blanket and Coat Drive.

For the past four holiday seasons, the Towson University Police Department has worked with St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore to collect new or gently used blankets or sheets for the homeless. St. Vincent de Paul is a leading provider of community services to people suffering from the effects of hunger, homelessness and poverty in […]

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PAGS Fall 2014 Colloquium Today in Smith Hall, Room 326

The Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences invites all to attend the Fall 2014 Seminar, “From the first galaxies to water on Europa, how the Hubble Space Telescope informs a modified Drake Equation and lays the foundations for the James Webb Space Telescope and the search for life” by Dr. Matt Mountain, Space Telescope Science […]

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Supporting, Sustaining and Challenging All Students: Reaching Diverse Learners with UDL

Click the link to register for the UDL & Cultural Diversity Session Click here to register.    

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College of Education Scholarship Application now available

The College of Education scholarship application is now available on the College of Education homepage (www.towson.edu/coe), Announcements panel on the right side. To be eligible to apply, you must be enrolled in a program in the College of Education (undergraduate, graduate or doctoral; full-time or part-time). (If you are an entering freshman or transfer student, […]

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January Conference Registration – University of One: Connecting Theory to Practice

  The Provost invites you to join your faculty colleagues at the 2015 January Conference.  The theme of this year’s conference is “University of One: Connecting Theory to Practice.”  The event will showcase various aspects of instructional practices via the application of experiential learning, critical thinking, emerging technologies, and individualized instruction, and other topics relevant […]

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