Maryland by the numbers

It may not be the "beach book" of choice, but the newest edition of the TU-published Maryland Statistical Abstract  is chock-full of intriguing information about our state. [more]

Towson University Faculty/Staff News • November 14, 2007 View eTU on the Web:



5 questions for ... Maria Fracasso

Honors College dean looks to the future

With renovated quarters in Stephens Hall, a new assistant dean and an ongoing faculty fellows program, she's preparing to enhance and expand the college's curricular and co-curricular offerings. [more]

So they said....

"To think and to be fully alive are the same thing."

Hannah Arendt, 1906-1975

Winter's Rejoicing

Department of Dance to present seasonal celebration of life

What? Winter's Rejoicing Dance Concert, a diverse collection of modern and ballet works performed by the Towson University Dance Company and choreographed by guest artists and members of the TU faculty

When? Friday, November 16–Saturday, November 17, 8 p.m.

Friday, November 30–Saturday, December 1, 8 p.m.

Sunday, December 2, 2 p.m.

Where? Stephens Hall Theatre

How? Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 seniors and students

TU in the news

Can colleges pass the test?

The Sun, November 11

Kathryn Doherty, Academic Affairs, spoke to reporter Gadi Dechter about TU's plans to experiment with the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) and the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) for a story about how Maryland and other U.S. college students might soon be taking standardized tests to determine how much they've learned on campus.

Meet the press

The Washington Post, November 7

Columnist Ruth Marcus cited statistics compiled by Martha Kumar, Department of Political Science, showing that through September, President Bush had given 25 news conferences and answered questions from reporters in 19 less-extensive sessions. Marcus wrote that by some measures Bush is more accessible to reporters than Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Towson's Combs gets 2 more years

The Sun, November 7                                                                                                                Ken Murray reported that Tiger head football coach Gordy Combs had agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep him at TU through 2010. Athletic director Mike Hermann announced the extension, noting that "Gordy has done a great job and is the right guy to lead our program to the top of the league." Combs has been head coach since 1992.



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