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University Club CLOSED for lunch Nov. 26 – Dec 31

Due to considerable noise disruption resulting from our elevator renovation project at the Towson University Marriott, we will temporarily close the University Club restaurant for lunch beginning November 26 through the end of December.  The UClub will be open daily at 5 p.m., so we encourage staff and faculty departments to join us for dinner, […]

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Freshman: Batels, Hot Chocolate, and Relaxation

Is this your first year at Towson? Are you overwhelmed by the new academic demands of college? Are you wondering how to get the most out of your college experience? Learn expert stress and time management techniques while enjoying bagels and hot chocolate! Questions? Contact: Gabrielle Handwerk, GHandw1@students.towson.edu Walk-in and RSVP welcomed    Where: Liberal […]

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What are your top 5? Find Out With A StrengthsQuest Workshop

Towson University has collaborated with Gallup to provide individuals in the TU community with an opportunity to learn about their strengths and how they can enhance their personal and academic aspirations.   The Office of Civic Engagement & Leadership is offering a free StrengthsQuest workshop on December 2, 2014 at 11:45AM in the UU306.   Participants MUST take the StrengthsQuest assessment prior to […]

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Freshman: Bagels, Hot Chocolate, and Relaxation

Is this your first year at Towson? Are you overwhelmed by the new academic demands of college? Are you wondering how to get the most out of your college experience? Learn expert stress and time management techniques while enjoying bagels and hot chocolate! Questions? Contact: Gabrielle Handwerk, GHandw1@students.towson.edu Walk-in and RSVP welcomed    Where: Liberal […]

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Thanksgiving Holiday Safety

The TUPD wants everyone to have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Since we understand that Thanksgiving is traditionally the start of holiday shopping, here are some tips to make your holiday both safe and enjoyable: Pay special attention to your wallets and purses. Keep your wallet in your front pants or jacket pocket. Purses should […]

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A Night with the North American Congress on Latin America: Reimagining Drug Policy in the Americas

Date:  Wednesday, December 3, 2014 – 6:00pm Location:  College of Liberal Arts, room 4310 Come join the faculty and staff of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice and the Center for Student Diversity in a discussion of the topic of the U.S. war on drugs  and the question of how Baltimore is connected to […]

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Contingent and Student Employee Timesheets Due Today!

Timesheets for the November 15 through November 28 pay period are due by 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 25 because of the Thanksgiving holiday closing. Please use the electronic Web timesheet program to complete and approve the student and contingent timesheets for the pay period in order to meet the early deadline. It is extremely important […]

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Lighting the Stuff-a-Bus! – Monday, December 1

Before the holiday, the Towson University Veteran’s Center wanted to remind everyone that the 2014 Stuff-a-Bus Drive will be officially kicking off on Monday, December 1 with the Lighting the Bus Event.  The Lighting the Bus Event will take place at the site of the Donation Bus on Osler Drive next to the Enrollment Services […]

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Goats in the Glen? Find out why

Read the latest issue of Dollars & Common Sense, the Division of Administration & Finance Blog, for the following articles:   2014 ACE Award finalists Find out which 22 of your colleagues are up for the awards. 5 OTS tools you should be using The top tools to make your workday easier. TU feeds the hungry How […]

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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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