Boucher to receive President's

Award for Distinguished Service

Laurence J. Boucher is about to join an elite group of colleagues celebrated as "good educators of youth." [more]

Towson University Faculty/Staff News • January 5, 2005 View eTU on the Web:



Commencement snapshot

Two ceremonies to mark TU's Commencement Exercises

TU's alumni rosterwill grow by 1,957 following TU's 140th Commencement Exercises on Sunday, January 9, at the Towson Center.[more...]

So they said...

"The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things -- the power to

tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good

and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit."

Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784

Calling all faculty

Register now for January Conference

What?   January Conference: Scholarship and the Metropolitan University

When?  Wednesday, January 12, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where? University Union's Chesapeake Rooms (continental breakfast and luncheon will be served)

Why?     Examine workload and faculty performance evaluation issues within the strategic vision of Towson 2010: Mapping the Future

Who?     R.S.V.P. to Donna Guillott by Monday, January 10

Recent Media Highlights

Bruce Elliott Show

WBAL Radio, January 5

Richard Vatz, Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies, discussed rhetoric and "recovered memories," the self-esteem movement, and state politics on the weekly call-in program.

High-tech gifts elevate post-holiday stress

The Sun, December 28

Sun writer Amy Tucker consulted Jonathan Lazar, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, about "techno-rage, a form of anger that is particularly prevalent this week in the wake of one of the most high-tech Christmases ever." Lazar observed that techno toys can actually reduce the quality of life. "A lot of digital cameras, hand-held devices, are designed to make you mad," he said. "These things can actually raise your blood pressure."  

Towson U. woos city schools' graduates

The Sun , December 20

Jason Song spoke to Louise Shulack, director of admissions, and Lonnie McNew, associate vice president for enrollment services, about the university's offer of automatic admission and at least a $4,000 scholarship to all Baltimore public school students to graduate in the top 10 percent of their class. "We're trying to be good neighbors, and we hope that [the program] will

improve our diversity on campus," said Shulack.

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