Library's new Information Commons enjoys widespread use
By 7:30 on a recent Tuesday morning, a dozen students were already at work on the brand new computers in Cook Library’s recently opened Information Commons.[more...]
they said ...
“A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it,
is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy.”
James Madison, 1751-1836
Lest we forget
TU celebrates Holocaust/Genocide educational venture
What? Holocaust Commemoration Program, co-sponsored by TU's College of Education, the Baltimore Jewish Council, TU Hillel and TU's Office of Diversity Services
The program includes kaddish sung by mezzo soprano Maya Hoover, survivor interviews by Rabbi Marc Lee Raphael.
Thursday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.
Where? Stephens Hall Auditorium
TU now requires every future teacher it trains to take a course in Holocaust/Genocide education. The university celebrates this venture by remembering the Holocaust through song, survivors' stories and literature and film representations.
College mounts campaign to create a higher profile
The Sun, October 4
Sun reporter Andrea Walker spoke with President Robert L. Caret about a new advertising campaign that TU launched with the hope of forging closer ties with business leaders, politicians and others in the community. "You need your community to be a part of what you're doing," said Caret. "You need to partner with your community so that they dream with you, so if anybody tries to tamper with your dreams everybody feels it."
Towson ad campaign touts 'Thinking Outside'
Baltimore Business Journal, September 30
Staff writer Alan Zibel reported on TU's new 40-week advertising campaign, designed to raise the university's profile with business and community leaders. "There are no boundaries between our campus and the community," noted Ellen Stokes, Towson's associate vice president for university marketing. "We want business leaders to think of the university as a potential partner, and to think of our graduates as future employees."
ABC Radio Australia, September 22
Douglas Herman, Department of Geography and Environmental Planning, spoke to Heather Jarvis, host of "In the Loop," about "Pacific Worlds," a Web based indigenous-geography education project
that presents the Pacific Islands to the entire world from the perspectives of Pacific-Islanders. Herman and Jarvis discussed the broader public appeal of these Web sites for conveying information about Pacific cultures and environments.