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CarFit is a hit

A TU occupational therapist is working with AARP, the American Automobile Association (AAA) and state and local agencies to help older drivers "fit" their cars. [more]

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5 questions for ... Sonia Stockton

Maryland SBDC observes 20 years of service

The director of the Maryland Central Region’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) discusses its mission, its successes over the past two decades and its continuing support of Maryland’s small businesses. [more]



Residence halls named for famous Marylanders

Signer of Declaration, abolitionist honored

Two West Village residence halls will bear the names of famous Marylanders when they open later this summer. [more]



Does your child love to write?

Positions available for this summer's Student Writers' Workshop

What? The Student Writers' Workshop, a creative writing experience for students who love to write. Maryland Writing Support Teacher-consultants, themselves experienced teachers and writers, work with each group, sharing their expertise through direct writing interaction and guided conferences.

Who? Children entering grades 2-12

Where? TU campus; also Walkersville Middle School, Frederick, Md.

When? TU site: July 7 though July 25, 9 a.m. to noon.

Frederick site: Monday to Thursday each week, June 30 through July 17, 9 a.m. to noon.

Why? The workshop will help young writers develop their poetry, short stories, novels or scripts. Participants choose their topics, work at their own pace and decide what to publish.

How? Apply online at Maryland Writing Project or call x43593. Discounts are available for members of TU's faculty and staff.

TU in the news

University band to join Macy's parade

The Sun, June 11

TU's  marching band has earned a spot in the Macy's 2009 Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, parade officials said this week. It will be the band's first appearance in the 2 1/2 -mile annual parade, which attracts 10,000 participants, 3.5 million spectators on the streets and 50 million television viewers, parade organizers said.

Roses, tributes for retiring principal of Chatsworth School

The Sun, June 11

Colleagues and current and former students said goodbye to Lenore Chapman, who retires at the end of the month after 14 years as principal at the Chatsworth School. She became principal in 1994, when the school converted to a magnet program with a special-education component. Chapman plans to begin teaching aspiring educators at TU this fall.

McClellan isn’t first aide to tell all

The Sun, May 30

As former Bush administration press secretary Scott McClellan’s book was released, Martha Joynt Kumar, Department of Political Science, told reporters Jill Rosen and David Nitkin that even now, former presidential aides tend to stay mum. "People keep it pretty private," Kumar said. "When they leave the White House, they don't talk about why they did so."