by the numbers
TU's alumni roster is about to rise by 2,813, including the first graduates of the Towson University/University of Baltimore joint master's degree program in accounting and business advisory services. [more]
So they said . . .
Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962
Shhh! Make a bid for the Wellness Center
Fundraiser offers a great time, supports a great cause
What? Third Annual Wellness Center Silent Auction
Wednesday, May 31, 5 to 8 p.m. (final bids at 7 p.m.)
Where? Administration Building's 7720 Café
Why?This is a once-a-year chance to bid on a huge variety of donated goods: sports memorabilia, electronics, O's tickets, gift certificates and much, much more. Auction proceeds will help the center to purchase new exercise equipment and fund educational programming.
How? Tickets are $2 (advance tickets are available at the center). Admission includes food, beverages, door prizes and music by TU's own Double Play. For more information, call x44555.
TU in the news
Teacher excels in art of education
The Sun, May 14
TU alumnus and award-winning art teacher Michael Bell spoke to Cassandra A. Fortin about his successes at Southern High School. Bell and two colleagues built the school's art program, and he also helped start a gifted and talented summer program and a spring student art show. Bell credits a TU graduate program with enabling him to build and strengthen the gifted visual arts program. "My time at Towson opened my eyes to a whole new way of teaching art," he said.
Stadium options examined
The Examiner, May 11
Wayne Edwards, Department of Athletics, is a member of a commission formed recently by the Maryland Stadium Authority to attract and retain events at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium. Edwards told reporter Ron Snyder that the 30-member commission, composed of government, business and sports representatives, is needed to attract events and to serve as a point of contact for outside groups. "I see a lot of potential here," he told Snyder.
'We the People' seeks ExxonMobil boycott
Towson Times, May 10
John Hopkins, RESI, spoke to Bryan P. Sears about a local man's efforts to promote a June 1 ExxonMobil boycott, saying he does not believe such boycotts are effective. "The economists' view is that (if you boycott ExxonMobil) everyone is going to go to Shell or Texaco, and when they're out of gas, people will go back to Exxon," he said. He said long-term changes in driving habits would reduce demand, conserve fuel and could have the effect of lowering gas prices.