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TU’s Reading Clinic returns to Cherry Hill for a second consecutive summer as part of the university’s ongoing commitment to the Cherry Hill Learning Zone initiative. [more]

Towson University Faculty/Staff News • July 11, 2007 View eTU on the Web:>


     5 questions for ... Jay Morgan

Geospatial Research and Education Laboratory fosters GIS research

TU undergraduate and graduate students gain real world experience working in the GRE lab says Jay Morgan, the lab's director. [more]

So they said....

"Here, in front of the summer hotel

the beach waits like an altar."

Anne Sexton, U.S. poet, 1928–1974

The King and you
The King is dead. Long live the King!

What? Elvis 30th Anniversary Tribute

Who? Chris MacDonald, one of the best Elvis tribute artists around

When? Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m.

Where? Stephens Hall Theatre

Why? MacDonald is a young, lean Elvis who draws his audience into the illusion with the look, sound and nuances that made Elvis "The King."

How? Tickets are $32 general, $10 for children 12 and under. To reserve tickets, call x4ARTS (x42787) or go to Box Office Web page.

TU in the news

An ebbing of coverage with '08 on the horizon

The New York Times, July 11

Martha Joynt Kumar, Department of Political Science, told reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg that the White House communications team has gotten creative as it competes for news coverage against the 2008 presidential campaign and other attractions. "They have to dig a little bit deeper into their toolkit at this point in the presidency to get the front-page coverage," Kumar said.

Experts explain why church steeples are more likely to be struck by lightning

WJZ-TV, July 11

Regarding the recent five-alarm church fire in West Baltimore started by a lightning bolt, Dave Schaefer, Department of Physics, explained to reporter Alex DeMetrick that the very shape of a church steeple makes it an ideal impact point for lightning. “A pointed object will break down the air molecules and provide a conducting pathway much easier than a tree that’s big and round,” Schaefer said.

Topics: Addiction counseling; campus greening; contract training

The Sun Education Supplement, July 8

In "Addictions counselors build careers on hope," Donna Cox, director of TU's Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Center, describes how TU is working with the College of Baltimore County to supply the addiction counseling field with certified professionals. Joe Howse, Housekeeping Services, spoke about TU's participation in the RecycleMania program in the story "How green was my campus." For "Colleges and businesses work hand in hand," Mike Schroder, Extended Education and Online Learning director, said TU works with state and federal agencies, businesses, the military, the Department of Defense and BRAC-related companies to provide noncredit trainings and certifications in a variety of areas.



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