Community Relations News Archives
2010-2011 Academic Year
Student Affairs VP Moriarty Elected Towson Chamber of Commerce President
TU Vice President of Student Affairs is scheduled to be sworn is as the President of the Towson Chamber of Commerce at the organization's annual luncheon June 17, 2011. Moriarty takes on her new position after formerly serving as Vice President of the Chamber. She succeeds under David Hinshaw, general manager of the Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel. Entering her 7th year as vice president at TU, Moriarty has dedicated more then 30 years to her career in higher education. She is a member of Baltimore's Collegetown Network board of directors, past chair of the GTCCA's University Relations Committee, and in 2009 selected as the Daily Record's Top 100 Maryland Women. Read more.
Towson University "Invests" in Downtown Towson Revitalization
Towson University is seeking to contribute to the revitalization of downtown Towson by securing a long-term lease at One Investment Place in Towson, Maryland. The approximate 46,000 square-foot portion of the building would provide the university with much-needed space for existing outreach clinics and consolidate them to one easy-to-access location for the community. Clinics that would make the move include: College of Health Professions, the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, the Speech, Language and Hearing Center, Occupational Therapy Outreach Center, and a new Center for Adults with Autism. The proposed lease, which will go before the Board of Public Works for approval March 23, 2011, will provide space for clinics with direct ties to the surrounding community, releasing space on campus for other university programs. Towson is also in early negotiations on 115,000 square feet of the the Towson Commons Complex for classroom space and faculty offices.
TU to Host Community Meeting for Public Safety Building
On Thursday, March 24, 2011, Towson University will host a community meeting to share the final site plans and surrounding elevations of the proposed Public Safety Building at Towsontown Boulevard. The event is an opportunity for Towson University officials to make an informational presentation to interested community members prior to the groundbreaking this spring.
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Presidential Search Committee to Host Community Town Hall Meeting
(February 28, 2011) On Monday, March 14 at 6:30-8 p.m. in the Unitas Stadium Minnegan Room, the Presidential Search Committee will hold a town hall meeting for the greater Towson community to provide input on criteria and qualifications for the next leader of Towson University. Free parking will be available in Lot 20, directly across from Unitas Stadium on Auburn Drive. Read more about the University System of Maryland search process and guidelines.
Off-Campus Student Services Offers Workshop and Resources to Students
The annual Off-Campus Living Fair was held on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 11a-2pm in the University Union, Potomac Lounge. Representatives from various apartment complexes and businesses in the Towson area provided information to students interested in living off-campus for the next academic year. Students received the Guide to Off-Campus Living and literature about community expectations and University policies.
What to Know When Moving Off-Campus was held on Monday, February 21, 2011 and Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 7:30-9p in the University Union, Potomac Lounge. This workshop is offered four times throughout the spring semester. Students learn about lease terms, community living expectations, roommate selection, and meet community representatives as well.
Towson to Host "Big Event" Community Service/ Clean-Up Day Following Tigerfest 2011
On Saturday, May 7, 2011, Towson University will host "The Big Event" a student-led initiative started by Texas A&M University in 1982 that has taken over 70 colleges across the US. Towson University hosted its first BIG EVENT on April 23, 2010, when more than 300 TU students, faculty and staff participated in more than 100 service projects. The tasks varied from painting fences to helping in different non-profit organizations in any manner requested. The purpose of the day is to send a message of “thanks” to the local community while getting to know the people around our campus and will coincide with the bi-annual Town-and-Gown Clean-up day with the Towson Chamber of Commerce.
TU Holds Public Meeting for Towson Center Arena Addition
On February 15, 2011 TU held a public meeting to share the final site plans and surrounding elevations of the Towson Center Arena Addition with the greater community. The event was an opportunity for Towson University officials to make an informational presentation to interested community members prior to the May 2011 groundbreaking.
New Tiger Arena Website Provides Countdown and Sneak Peak into Construction
Launched on 1/11/11 at 11 a.m., the new www.tigerarena.com website features a countdown clock, live webcam, and video and photo galleries of the future home of Tiger Basketball, Gymnastics and Volleyball. Visit the site now to see the arena stats and learn more about early sponsorship and naming opportunities available.
City Off-Campus Behavior Policy Stats Newly Available In Resources, Reports & Polices Section
On a monthly basis Towson University Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education provides a report of the enforcement statistics of the Off-Campus Disruptive and Disorderly Behavior Policy. Beginning October 2010, the Office now breaks down the Baltimore City statistics by community.
Towson University Takes New Approach and Location to Tigerfest 2011
Tigerfest will be held on a Friday, May 6, 2011 (after classes) rather than Saturday. This decision was made to introduce a new model for the program and to address the concerns about student behaviors in the community during the day and prior to the Saturday evening concert. As always, TU remains committed to not having this event conflict with the Towsontown Festival, which is the weekend before. Tigerfest will be located within Unitas Stadium, a closed, secure venue where no re-entrance will be permitted. Student Activities is working on securing a “big-name” band in order to attract more students to campus for the concert event and out of the community. The main act is scheduled to begin between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. to conclude by 10 p.m.
TU Expands the Community Ambassador Program to Two New Neighborhoods
Off-Campus Student Services is expanding the Community Ambassador Program for the 2010-2011 academic year. The program which began last fall as a pilot effort in Towson Manor Village will expand to two new communities this year, Knollwood/Donnybrook and the Cardiff Hall Apartments. Community Ambassadors, similar to campus resident assistants, the community ambassador plans fun events for students and neighbors, talks with student residents about neighbors’ expectations and community concerns like noise, trash, and party behavior. Read more about the Community Ambassador program.
Towson University Increases Weekend Police Patrols for Fall Semester with BCPD Grant
Towson University has made the commitment once again to utilize off-duty Baltimore County Police Officers to provide additional patrols in the Towson area community on weekends. During the fall semester, Towson University will fund BCPD grant to hire at least two additional police officers on selected weekends to educate students about what behavior is appropriate and give Towson neighbors peace of mind. Read more about TU's partnerships with the BCPD.
Upcoming Campus Events
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin Hosts Health Care Career Expo
Towson University's Student Union will be the venue for an April 16th Health Care Career Expo (PDF)featuring exhibitors such as health care employers, educational and training programs, and career counseling and resume preparations. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. and reservations are required. Please RSVP to HCCexpobaltimore@cardin.senate.gov or call (410) 962-4436. For more information visit www.cardin.senate.gov.
Recent Community Relations Reports
Towson University's monthly report to the community as presented at monthly Greater Towson Council of Community Association (GTCCA) meetings:
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