Mission statement

For seven seniors in Mary Lashley’s Community Health Nursing course, aiding the Helping Up Mission's homeless residents is an introduction to community-based nursing. [more]

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Paper cut
TU’s electronic imaging initiative strives for paperless office

OTS senior process analyst Jay Taffel envisions a TU campus where filing cabinets no longer clutter office hallways. He may soon get his wish.[more]

So they said ...
“Poverty is the worst form of violence.”

Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948

Pots, glorious pots

Trade, history, technology and adventure as told through pots

What: Glorious Pots: An Millennium of Southest Asian Trade Ceramics
Center for the Arts' Asian Arts Gallery

When: Now to May 20. Gallery is open Mon. to Fri., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Why: The exhibit compares pots produced between the 12th and 19th centuries from kilns in China, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Burma and Laos. Sold throughout Southeast Asia and the Far East, the pots were sought after for their utility and beauty.

How: Free. For more information call x42807 or visit

TU in the news

Democratic Comptroller Field Grows to Three

WBAL-TV,  May 9

Richard Vatz, Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies, weighed in on how Janet Owens' entrance into the Democratic primary race for Maryland state comptroller might affect the battle between Montgomery County Delegate Peter Franchot and incumbent William Donald Schaefer. Vatz said Franchot may be a serious competitor.

Zeal for learning is contagious

The Sun, May 7

Susan Healy '05, a graduate of TU's Master of Education program, was recently named 2006 Harford County Teacher of the Year. Healy, who teaches fourth-graders in Pylesville, told writer Cassandra Fortin that her guiding principle is to ignite her pupils' curiosity and turn them into lifelong learners. "It takes more to get through to children these days," said Healy. "My competition isn't other teachers, it's Xbox and PlayStation."

Personal bankruptcy

The Marc Steiner Show, May 4

Allen Cox, managing director for the Maryland Coalition for Financial Literacy division of the Maryland Council on Economic Education, talked with the host, two other on-air guests and listeners about the financial woes facing many Americans. Noting that excessive credit card debt is the top reason college students say they drop out of school, Cox said, "We need to teach kids financial literacy concepts before they graduate from high school."



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