Towson's annual Multicultural Conference to be held March 1

"Connecting service, scholarship and teaching" the theme of this year's workshop sessions

2012 Multicultural ConferenceTOWSON, Md. (Feb. 20, 2012)—Towson University will conduct its 18th annual Multicultural Conference on Thursday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the University Union Chesapeake Rooms.

Hosted by the Provost's Office for the benefit of Towson faculty, the conference theme this year is “Engaging Diversity in Today’s Academy: Connecting Service, Scholarship and Teaching for Faculty Success and Academic Excellence.”

Three workshop sessions will demonstrate how multiculturalism can be integrated into teaching, scholarship and service.

The workshops will be facilitated by M. Paz Galupo, professor of psychology, Towson University; Jessie A. DeAro, program director, National Science Foundation; and Ruth Zambrana, professor of women's studies, University of Maryland College Park. Each workshop session will feature all three speakers so attendees will have an opportunity to hear each presentation.

Afternoon breakout sessions will be facilitated by TU deans, who will work with faculty to review the strategic plan of their college, that of the university, and how faculty members can contribute to these goals.

Registration is free and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Towson faculty are encouraged to register online. See the Multicultural Conference website for a preview of the conference program schedule and contact Samuel Collins,, with questions or for additional information.






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