Events open to members are typically held once per month. The majority of event announcements are sent via email, which will contain the details of the event, event cost, and the name of the appropriate event contact. Upcoming events are also posted on this page.
We're launching the TURFA non-fiction reading group on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1-3 p.m., in the TURFA suite of the Enrollment Services Building, with a discussion of the 2016 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.
The author, Matthew Desmond, a sociologist and urban ethnographer, is Professor of Sociology at Harvard and winner of a MacArthur "genius" grant. Come to add your voice to the discussion.
Please contact Jo-Ann Pilardi, Group Facilitator and Prof. Emerita, Philosophy and Women's Studies
There are currently two standing subcommittees of TURFA, which include the Program & Events committee and the Scholarship & Research committee.
The mission of the TURFA Programs & Events committee is to plan a variety of engaging and diverse events to engage members of TURFA. Examples include attending athletic games, arts/cultural events, and technology workshops as requested by members.
If you are interested in joining or learning more about this committee, please contact Martha Siegel, president of TURFA.
The mission of the Scholarship & Research Committee is still being developed. Contact Joe Topping, chair of the committee, for additional information.
Please reach out to Martha Siegel, President of TURFA.
The mission of the College Liaisons is to establish routine contact between TURFA and the colleges to ultimately create a meaningful and symbiotic relationship between both parties.
College Liaisons serve as the dean's direct contact with TURFA to exchange information on both association and college news, events, and initiatives.
|College of Business and Economics||Ray Castaldi|
|College of Education||Fran Bond|
|College of Fine Arts and Communication||Ron Matlon|
|College of Health Professions||Regena Stevens-Ratchford|
|College of Liberal Arts||Florence Newman|
|Fisher College of Science and Mathematics||David Larkin|
TURFA's newsletter, The Advocate, is distributed twice a year (once in the spring and once in the fall) to members via email. Copies of the newsletter are posted here:
If you have any news about yourself (personal or academic) that you would like to share in The Advocate, please contact the Newsletter Editor, Florence Newman.
TURFA members who would like to learn more about becoming a writing mentor for students can reach out to Wayne Robertson (410-704-5379) in the Writing Center.
Interested in volunteering in the community? Check out Baltimore County's Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for the many different volunteer opportunities available.