Students bring history to life
Buffalo Soldiers exhibition continues at Maryland Historical Society Seven TU undergraduates played a key role in bringing one African-American veteran’s story to a wider—and very appreciative—audience.[more]
So they said...
"The summer night is like a perfection of thought."
Wallace Stevens, 1879 -1955
Everything's coming up roses
Maryland Arts Festival stages Gypsy
What? Gypsy, based on the memoirs of celebrated burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee, has been hailed as one of the greatest musicals ever. MAF's production is directed and choreographed by Todd Pearthree, with Phillip Collister as musical director.
Thursday, July 13 and 20, 8 p.m.; Friday, July 21, 8 p.m.; Saturday,
July 15 and 22, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, July 16, 2 p.m.
Center for the Arts' Mainstage Theatre
How? Tickets are $25 general; $23 seniors and $18 students. To reserve tickets,
call x4ARTS (2787) or go to wwwnew.towson.edu/maf/.
TU in the news
God in a Dustbin
The Weekly Standard, July 17
In her review of Modigliani: A Life, Diane Scharper, Department of English, observed that author Jeffery Meyers “tried to capture the ‘protean artist’ and show how chaos fueled Amedeo Modigliani’s ‘alluring and strangely tranquil art.’” She noted that Meyers “only touches on the bohemian excess of the artist’s life,” emphasizing the art that developed from Modigliani’s relations with his paramours rather than on the relationships themselves.
Student energizes the news blog biz
USA Today, July 10
Brian Stelter, TU senior (andTowerlight editor), told Peter Johnson he realized he had come of age in January at an American Society of Newspaper Editors luncheon. That's when NBC anchor Brian Williams told guests that Stelter's blog, TVNewser, at Mediabistro.com, is a "must-read for anyone in network and cable news." TV Newser— which Stelter updates from TU's campus—reports on ratings races, personnel moves and program comings and goings.
Big moves on campus
Baltimore Business Journal, July 7
President Robert L. Caret was among the TU administrators who talked to Alan Zibel about TU’s plans to make the campus more pedestrian-oriented, attractive and able to accommodate more students, including plans for a new liberal arts complex to be completed in 2010. The university also plans to build housing for 3,000 students on campus.
"They just won't come if they don't get housing," said Lonnie McNew, senior associate vice president for enrollment management.