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Malware on your computer? How to Spot and Prevent It

Malware is unwanted software not specifically installed by the user. It is designed to infiltrate and steal information from a computer system without the owner’s knowledge or consent. Malware can include: Worms and viruses: these are usually destructive in some way – deleting files, corrupting operating systems, etc. Spyware: this malware monitors what you do […]

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New Student-Created Library infoPlaylist: Transgender Resources

The increasing visibility of our transgender community in the U.S. has inspired national conversations about the social and political issues faced by trans-identified people. In honor of these growing conversations, as well as the representation of TU student Shane Henise in ‘Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word,’ Cook Library is posting a student-generated list of […]

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Lunch & Learn Series

Greetings!   The Office of Student Conduct & Civility Education is offering our 3rd annual faculty Lunch & Learn series!  Please feel free to join us and bring your lunch.    This week’s session is: Academic Integrity                                                                                     Policy, procedures & addressing violations Friday, October 24, 2014 from Noon-1:00pm       PY 312   As space is […]

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$5,000 Scholarship Opportunity for the Spring 2015 Semester!

The Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum is thrilled to announce that they will once again be offering a scholarship for up to $5,000 for the Spring 2015 semester. Not only can students receive a generous scholarship, but they’re also given the opportunity to network with the biggest CIOs in the country. The qualifications are as follows: • 3.6 […]

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Benefits Bulletin: Health Insurance Premium Holiday and SRA Sessions

October 22, 2014 is the second Health Insurance Premium Holiday as announced by the State of Maryland Department of Budget and Management.  If you are a Regular employee, the paycheck you receive on October 22nd will not have payroll deductions for medical, prescription and dental insurance.  Any other plans you may be enrolled in (such as term life, […]

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The Body Project©

The Body Project is an interactive discussion group that focuses on helping women feel more positively about their bodies and helping them critique unrealistic societal ideals of beauty. Two facilitators meet with groups of 6-10 women and lead them through a series of discussions and exercises designed to help them critique negative body related messages […]

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Online Workshops in November: Flipped Classes, New to Online Teaching, & More

All Towson faculty and staff members can attend one or more online workshops listed below for free.  Normally, these workshops cost up to $270 each.   These online workshops from the Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan-C) run asynchronously for one week or in a four-hour synchronous format. Expectations for OLC Workshops: Most OLC workshops are weeklong, […]

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Free Cupcakes! Just in time for Halloween!

Stop by the Counseling Center for a fun and interactive screening day surrounding depression. The event will take place on Thursday, October 30th 1pm – 4pm at the Health and Counseling Centers at Ward & West.  Interested students can get screened for depression and receive immediate feedback regarding their results from TUCC Staff Psychologists. Not to mention, a […]

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Money Matters: Advice on Funding Your College Education. New from the Thriving Tiger

There is no getting around the fact that college is a significant investment of money made by families and students.  A vital part of being successful in college is knowing how to navigate the financial aspect – how to get money for college, how to reduce your costs for college, and how to get most “bang for […]

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FREE Nutrition Counseling

Do you have questions about how to eat healthy on campus, managing your weight or becoming vegetarian? Get your nutrition questions answered by the campus dietitian. Consultations are free for students! Email Kerry Ballek MS RD LDN CDE kballek@towson.edu for more information or to make an appointment.

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Towson U has a Meditation Room

Wanting to work on stress management? Interested in Meditation? The campus now has a Meditation Room that students can book for free Individual Meditation or Group Meditation Sessions. The Meditation Room has materials to help your Meditation Practice including Meditation CD’s, yoga mats, and access to a computer so that students may use online Meditation […]

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David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

Thinking about studying abroad and wondering about funding opportunities? Read on to learn more about the Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, now open for application. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships The applications for the 2015-2016 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate […]

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Innovation in Teaching Awards: Applications Due Monday!

    Submit an Application Innovation in Teaching Awards Due Monday, October 20, 2014   One Faculty Member will be Honored from Each College The  OAI Innovation in Teaching Awards honor faculty who have implemented innovative teaching approaches shown to increase student learning and success.These Awards will be made to one representative from each college […]

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Dr. Matthew Hemm, Fisher Endowed Chair presentation: “Integrating Discovery and Education: Undergrad Students Identifying & Characterizing New Small Proteins”

The Jess and Mildred Fisher of College and Science & Mathematics announces a lecture by Fisher Endowed Chair and Assistant Professor of Biology, Dr. Matthew Hemm. The talk, entitled “Integrating Discovery and Education:  Undergraduate Students Identifying and Characterizing New Small Proteins” will be held Friday, October 24th in Smith Hall, Room 356. Refreshments served at […]

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Attend three Career Month events and win a FREE portfolio!

If you attend at least three events during Career Month, you will receive a FREE professional business portfolio! The Career Center has two great events lined up for you this week: OCTOBER 21 FALL CAREER & INTERNSHIP FAIR Noon – 3:00 p.m. West Village Commons Ballrooms OCTOBER 24 SENIOR AND GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE 8:45 a.m. […]

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I’m a Survivor: Support Group for Survivors of Sexual and Relationship Violence

This FREE group will allow survivors to connect with one another to heal and promote post-traumatic growth. Through the support of trained therapists and fellow survivors, the group will address: Coping skills Posttraumatic stress Self-empowerment Reducing self-blame Call or email Dr. Maria Wydra at the Counseling Center for information about joining: 410-704-2512; mwydra@towson.edu

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How to Save a Life

Since 1989, 100 percent of TU workplace deaths have been from sudden cardiac arrest. But you have the power to save a life—with no training necessary! AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators) assist in resuscitating heart attack and cardiac arrest victims, and they are located in every academic and administrative building on campus.  As shown in this short video, AEDs […]

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Homecoming Football Game November 1: Parking & Transportation Information

Parking & Transportation would like to provide the campus community with the following information for the Homecoming Football game against Elon on November 1. Parking The majority of the parking areas surrounding Johnny Unitas Stadium are reserved for individuals with a pre-issued game day parking permit.  There will be limited general parking available in the […]

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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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Book Talk by TU Alumna, Heather Rounds

Date:  October 23, 5:30pm Place:  College of Liberal Arts, Room 2310 The Departments of English and History and the Interdisciplinary Studies program in the College of Liberal Arts invite you to hear TU alumna, Heather Rounds, discuss her first novel, There (2013),  written during her time in Iraqi Kurdistan where she worked as a journalist for a […]

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