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Registration Open: Quality Matters Conference at Towson 3/23

March 23, 2018 TU’s West Village Commons Join your colleagues at TU and in the Mid-Atlantic region for Quality Matters (QM) Regional Conference East. The QM organization is a non-profit organization that has developed a rubric of standards to evaluate the design of online and blended coursework. As well, QM has designed a faculty-driven peer […]

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External (outdoor) voice emergency system test next week

The Office of Public Safety will conduct a test of the university’s external (outdoor) voice emergency system at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 29, 2018. The test should last no more than a few minutes. It will consist of multiple alert tones as well as messages that indicate this is only a test and the test […]

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Benefits Bulletin: Pension System now offers Pre-Retirement Webinars

Members of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System can now participate in an hour webinar to learn more about retirement eligibility and their retirement benefits. The webinars are offered monthly to members of the following pension systems – Teachers’, Employees’, and LEOPS.  Visit Pre-Retirement Webinars for more information.

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Reminder for Supervisors and Hiring Managers

You are a diverse individual with unique perspectives, and Towson University appreciates your energy and commitment to going the extra mile in supporting the university’s success! If you are a supervisor, a hiring manager or a search committee chairperson with responsibility for oversight of a search process, maintaining an open mind is essential. Assist others […]

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MyOSPR Training for FDRC Grant Applicants

Come learn how to navigate desktop grant software, MyOSPR, with a member of the OSPR Pre-Award Team on Wednesday, January 24th! Faculty are required to attend one (1) training session in order to be eligible to apply for a Faculty Development and Research Grant Award. Please register for a training session here.

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Opportunities for Adults with Autism: Learn about TU’s Hussman Center for Adults with Autism!

Do you know the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism: Offers programs in fitness, art, cooking, and other activities? Provides opportunities to enhance skills needed for work? Supports further development of social communication and team work skills? Includes Towson University students as peer mentors in the programs? Next Information Meetings: Monday, January 29, 2018                 5:00 […]

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Burdick Hall Expansion Grand Opening Celebration!

Please join the campus community in celebrating the grand opening of the 94,000 square foot Burdick Hall expansion. Remarks by President Kim Schatzel, Vice President for Student Affairs Deb Moriarty, Director of Campus Recreation Grady Sheffield, and SGA President James Mileo will be followed by tours of the new state-of-the-art facility. Burdick Hall Expansion Grand […]

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Benefits Bulletin: Rewards for Participating in Voluntary Wellness Program

As a reminder, faculty, staff, and spouses enrolled in a state of Maryland medical plan, that completed wellness activities in 2017, will enjoy wellness rewards through December 31, 2018. If you are enrolled in a medical plan and did not complete wellness activities in 2017, it is not too late to participate and earn your […]

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Faculty and Staff Kudos

Dr. Rajeev Walia (Lecturer, Mathematics) won a 2018 OAI Innovation in Teaching Award for his project, “MEGA (Math Engagement Gaming Application).” This award honors faculty who have implemented outstanding innovative teaching approaches shown to increase student learning and success. A description of this winning project can be found on the award website. Dr. Jessica A. […]

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Register now for Towson University Graduate Studies

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Register now for Towson University Graduate Studies Open House on Saturday March 10, 10am-12pm! Speak with graduate program representatives, current graduate students, University Admissions staff, and other university representatives. Master your career with a degree from Towson University! Learn how a graduate degree from Towson University […]

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Parking Information for Spring 2018 Move-In

As we prepare for the beginning of the Spring, 2018 semester, there will be increased pedestrian traffic near and around the residence halls as students move in. Please abide by the guidelines below for Spring Move-In. Official Move-In Days – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 27 & Sunday, January 28, 2018. Parking permits are […]

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Kevin Ryan Scholarship Offered for Students with Scouting Background – Deadline February 12

Application for the Kevin Ryan 2018 – 2019 The Kevin Ryan’s Gift Endowed Scholarship was established as a living memorial by the family and community of former Boy Scout, Kevin Ryan.  Kevin was a freshman attending Towson University when he was killed by a drunk driver on October 14, 2007. The scholarship will be awarded […]

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Summer Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

Spaces are filling quickly for Summer 2018 faculty-led study abroad programs. Admissions are rolling so don’t delay and apply today! Click the links below for full program details. Communication and Global Competence in Barcelona, Spain Culture and Psychology: South Africa from a Psychological Perspective (program full)  Education, Ethics, and Change in China Environmental Education and Service […]

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Downtime Information for OTS’ Sunday Maintenance Window: extended hours reminder

The Office of Technology Services (OTS) will perform system maintenance on Sunday January 21, from 6:00 a.m. until approximately 3:00 p.m. The following services will be offline during the maintenance window: PeopleSoft Campus Solutions/Towson Online Services PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) MyTU Mobile When maintenance is complete, posts will be made to the OTS Alerts website http://alerts.towson.edu and twitter @OTSAlerts. […]

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IRB Standard Applications Due Tomorrow!

The IRB would like to remind TU researchers that the first deadline for submitting Standard or Full Board applications is TOMORROW, January 19th! Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM in order to receive review comments by February 16th. All elements of your application must be submitted in full in order to be processed and […]

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January 17 – Administrative Leave Granted for Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather, Towson University was closed from 6:00 am until 9:00 am on Wednesday, January 17. Employees who were not already on leave, or were not scheduled to take leave during this period, record administrative leave on their time sheet. The administrative leave corresponds with the actual hours they would have been scheduled […]

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Personally Owned Vehicle (POV) Mileage Reimbursement Rate Change

The Department of Budget & Management has increased the privately owned vehicle mileage reimbursement rate from 53.5 cents to 54.5 cents per mile, effective January 1, 2018. Please direct questions to the Financial Services Help Line at 410.704.5599, Business Travel Services Help Line at 410.704.5421 or email Travel@Towson.edu

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OTS Training Workshops + Need to Work from Home? Try Virtual Workspace!

Technology Toolkit Thursday, January 18th, 2018 – 2:00pm-3:30pm – Cook 404A Become oriented with the technologies considered critical to know by each employee of Towson University. Blackboard – Setting up Your Course Monday, January 22nd, 2018 – 10:30am-11:30am – Cook 404A Familiarize yourself with basic features in the Blackboard environment. OneNote: Introduction Tuesday, January 23rd, […]

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Food Insecurity and FoodShare Information

There are two initiatives to address food insecurity on our campus: Food Insecurity is defined as the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. The Food Insecurity Support Fund was created to address the immediate need of students experiencing food insecurity.  Christina Olstad serves as the Program Manager […]

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Benefits Bulletin: Pre-Retirement Seminars for Members of the Pension

The Spring 2018 Pre-Retirement Seminar Schedule is now available. These sessions are a valuable pre-retirement planning tool for all eligible members of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System and their spouses. Pre-Retirement Seminars are designed to assist members within eight (8) years of being eligible to retire. The seminars include presentations about the State […]

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