5 questions for ... Beth Valle
Dining Services aims to reduce waste, encourage recycling
TU's campus eateries are keeping thousands of students well nourished while addressing environmental concerns. Valle, director of marketing for Chartwells, explains how Dining Services is "going green." [more]
TUgis 2008 to focus on technology transfer
Google Earth's Michael Jones, U.S. Rep. John P. Sarbanes to speak
TU's Department of Geography and Environmental Planning and
co-sponsors will host the 21st Geographic Information Sciences Conference (TUgis), to take place March 17–18 in the University Union. [more]
What are your students doing this summer?
Urge them to take advantage of new 10-week trimester
What?TU's summer trimester, offering more course options for
students wishing to complete degree requirements faster and with more
flexibility. Tuition is the same as it would be for five- or seven-week courses.
For this summer's offerings, see the 2008 trimester course list.
Who? Undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of disciplines,
including health professions, applied information technology and homeland
security, should consider enrolling. In the future, MAT courses also will be offered.
When? May 27 to August 5. The regular five- and seven-week summer sessions
will continue as they have in past years.
How? Enrollment is now under way at the Office of the Registrar.
For additional information, see TU summer trimester.
TU in the news
Whatever happened to... James Lee Fisher
The Sun, March 8
Jacques Kelly spoke to James Lee Fisher, president of Towson University from 1969 to 1978, about his post-TU career. Now 76, Fisher calls himself "the nation's leading authority on the college president" and has consulted with more than 300 institutions of higher learning. His newest book, Born, and Not Made: The Entrepreneurial Personality, is due for release in June.
Suspected TB case at Towson University
WMAR/ABC2, March 6
Sara Spangler reported that a TU student is being treated for a suspected case of tuberculosis. Carol Dunsworth, University Relations, said it was not a confirmed case of TB. Dunsworth told Spangler that the student is being treated and monitored. She said he/she does not live on campus and is being isolated from other students while undergoing treatment.
Two from Laurel aid an improving Towson
Laurel Leader, March 6
Reporter David Driver spoke to Kandace Davis and Haliena Snowden, members of the Tiger women’s basketball team, as they aimed for a first-ever 20-win season. Davis, a sophomore forward, has played in 26 games, averaging 7.8 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Snowden, a sophomore forward, has played in 18 games, averaging 7.0 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.