Avoid the fine: Read the sign

With sweeping changes just days away, faculty and staff are urged to avoid headaches—-and tickets—-by getting acquainted with TU's new parking policies. [more]

Towson University Faculty/Staff News • August 15, 2007View eTU on the Web:



Five questions for ... Don Thomas

Former NASA astronaut leads new science and math academy

The view from Smith Hall may not rival the view from an orbiting space shuttle, but Don Thomas is thrilled to be on the ground as director of the new Willard Hackerman Academy of Science and Mathematics. [more]

So they said ...

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write,

but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn."

Alvin Toffler, American writer and futurist, 1928-

Save the date: President's Fall Address

Annual event to mark the beginning of 2007-2008 academic year  

What? President Robert L. Caret's address to the campus community

(Refreshments will be served after the speech.)

When? Thursday, September 6, 4 p.m.

Where? Stephens Hall auditorium

How? Administrative assistants are asked to R.S.V.P. by calling x43399

no later than August 31 with the number of people attending from their

respective departments or offices (attendees' names are not needed).

TU in the news
A Modern History of White House Spin

The Washington Post, August 13

Peter Baker reviewed Managing the President’s Message by Martha Joynt Kumar, Department of Political Science. Baker described the book as “pulling back the curtain on the machinations and recriminations that always seem to shadow the interactions between presidents and the media.” Kumar wrote that tensions between the presidents and the media are greater now than they were in 1981 when she published her first book on the subject.

Archaeologist, students dig up Allegany County history

Baltimore Examiner, August 8

AP reporter Tess Hannapel spoke to Robert Wall, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, and two of the nine TU students who participated in his nine-day summer archeaological field school. Wall has worked at the site since 1993, digging up pieces of villages at a farm southwest of Cumberland, Md. "What we find here is important because it's before written history," he said, "so the only way we know how these people lived is by excavation."

Mayor Dixon's TV Ads Debut

WJZ-TV,  August 6

Mike Hellgren looked at the television ads sponsored by Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon and Keiffer Mitchell, her principal rival. Richard Vatz, Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies, told him that Mitchell has to make the argument for himself as well as make the argument for the weakness of the current administration and why the public should not want to reelect the current administration. Mitchell's ad focuses almost exclusively on crime in Baltimore City.


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