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Department of Biological Sciences Sabbatical Seminar Speaker – Vanessa Beauchamp

Date: Tuesday, September 26th Time: 3:30pm Location: Smith Hall, 359 Title: Population genetics of Oplismenus undulatifolius (wavyleaf basketgrass) Abstract: Oplismenus undulatifolius (wavyleaf basketgrass) is a relatively new introduction to the mid-Atlantic region. The first known population was found in Patapsco Valley State Park in 1996 and this invasive species has since spread to other locations in […]

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The BFSA Hosts a General Body Meeting and Welcome Back Mixer!

The Black Faculty and Staff Association would love for you to join us for our September General Body Meeting, Wednesday the 27th from 12:30-1:30pm in the Center for Student Diversity’s Unity Lounge. The Unity lounge is located on the third floor of the Union building. Bring your lunch and receive updates on the association and […]

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Yoga and Body Positivity with Jessamyn Stanley

Join us for a yoga session with Jessamyn Stanley on Thursday, September 28th from 6 – 7PM in the Chesapeake Ballrooms! The session will be followed by a talk about self-appreciation and myths surrounding the practice of yoga at 7PM. Book-signing will follow the talk. Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positive advocate, and writer based […]

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Volunteer at the Human Library program!

“Human Books” challenge stereotypes through respectful conversation with others. During the Human Library, volunteers from our campus community act as books. Titles of all Human Library books relate to one or more aspects of the volunteer’s identity; usually, an identity that has faced bias or discrimination. Human Books are checked out by patrons for a […]

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90’s Paint and Sip Event – TONIGHT!

Join the Homecoming Committee and HRL Weekends for their 90’s themed Paint and Sip event TONIGHT, September 22nd in Susquehanna Terrace located in the University Union! Two sessions will be offered between 8:00pm and 11:00pm. Spots are limited! Sign up to reserve your spot at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044BADAD2EA5FB6-sipn. Painting materials, as well as snacks and beverages, will […]

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Get Access to Magna 20 Minute Mentors & Teaching Professor Newsletter Now!

TU faculty and staff now have free unlimited access to the Magna Publications 20-Minute Mentor series and Teaching Professor newsletter. The video series offers on-demand videos grounded in sound educational theory and provides solutions to common classroom and administrative challenges. Each session lasts for just 20 minutes! The Teaching Professor is a newsletter that evaluates […]

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Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble

The Center for Student Diversity invites you to join us for a concert benefitting Syrian refugees on Friday, September 29th, at 7:30pm in the Harold J Kaplan Concert Hall, CA 3042. Layaali, a Massachusetts-based troupe of musicians who has received acclaim from ethnomusicologists and audiences in the United States and abroad, presents an evening of traditional […]

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Nominate your peers for Homecoming Court!

Homecoming is right around the corner which means we are searching for the best and brightest students of TU to become a part of our 2017 Homecoming Court! Nominate your peers by logging in to https://involved.towson.edu. Nominations close Wednesday, September 27 at 11:59pm.

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Philadelphia Bus Trip (Tomorrow)

Join the International Student Association tomorrow on Saturday, September 23 for a day trip to Philadelphia. This is a great chance to conveniently visit a fascinating and beautiful city, using a comfortable charter bus from campus. The group will leave campus by 8:30am on Saturday and return by 8:00pm. Participants will have free time to […]

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International Internship Opportunities

    All students interested in internships focusing on international issues are encouraged to come to an Internship Opportunity Presentation Wednesday September  27 Noon to 1 p.m. in Stephens Hall, Room 310. Presentations will be given by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) which helps refugees settle in Baltimore and DC as well as Human Connections which runs an […]

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Quality Matters Workshop 9/27: Earn Your Official QM Certificate – Seats are Filling Up Fast!

The Office of Academic Innovation invites you to attend the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop. Attendees will learn to use a nationally recognized, research-based rubric and peer review process (Quality Matters), designed to improve online and blended course quality to benefit online learners.  The Quality Matter’s Rubric and program are the basis for Towson’s […]

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Benefits Bulletin: Fall 2017 Supplemental Retirement Plans-Vendor Schedule

All TU faculty and staff are eligible to participate in the voluntary Supplemental Retirement Plans. The plan vendors include Fidelity Investments, Nationwide Retirement Solutions, and TIAA. Employees can meet with the plan vendors on campus to obtain additional information. The fall advising schedule is available on the benefits web page.  Once on the page, scroll […]

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TUPD: Community appreciation cookout

Join the Towson University Police Department (TUPD) and the Baltimore County Police Department as we give back to the Towson community. The cookout will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26 at the Paws Pavilion, there will be free hamburgers and hot dogs. Come meet and talk to members of the […]

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New York Times Talk Today: The Future of DACA

Since the announcement made by the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, there has been a lot of confusion and speculation about its future, and the future of the 800,000 young people who are a part of it. Join us this Thursday, September 21st, at 12 pm in University […]

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How to use technology to make meetings more productive

Make the most of your meetings! This episode of Computer Therapy will reveal some handy techniques to help make meetings (and meeting prep time) more effective using technology, including Microsoft Word and Outlook, to maximize your time. Do you have an idea for a future episode of Computer Therapy? Send your idea to computertherapy@towson.edu and we will […]

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Faculty/staff email compatibility issue with iOS 11

The latest Apple iOS 11 upgrade has a known issue when sending and receiving mail with your native iPhone and iPad email client. Faculty and staff using the Outlook app on their Apple device are not affected. If you aren’t using the Outlook app to access your TU email, the Office of Technology Services (OTS) recommends […]

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Parking & Transportation Support Now Available Through BTU

Through BTU: Partnerships at Work for Greater Baltimore, faculty and staff engaging in partnership work can now apply for financial support of parking and/or transportation needs. This support has been created to eliminate the barrier that parking and transportation poses for engaging in successful collaborations with off-campus partners.   Faculty and staff can apply for […]

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Contingent and student employee timesheets due early

Timesheets for the September 16 through September 29 pay period are due by 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 28, because of the state holiday closing for Columbus Day. Please use the electronic Web timesheet program to complete and approve timesheets for the pay period in order to meet the early deadline. It is extremely important that […]

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Join two authors discuss education and prisons

 The Center for Student Diversity hosts an authors’ conversation on education, prisons, and schooling through the lenses of race and gender and their intersections. We will welcome Dr. Sabina Vaught, author of “Compulsory: Education and the Dispossession of Youth in a Prison School” and Dr. Damien Sojoyner, author of “First Strike: Educational Enclosures THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER […]

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“Girls in the Game” Volunteer Coaches Needed

Girls in the Game is a non-profit organization based in Chicago that provides and promotes sports and fitness opportunities, nutrition and health education, and leadership development to enhance the overall health and well-being of girls. Girls in the Game currently partners with Towson University to provide a Health, Sports and Leadership After School Program for […]

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