Community Relations from the 2009-2010 Academic Year
Tigers Helping Turtles?
Towson Football team members pitched in at the Johns Hopkins Children Center's 79th Annual Turtle Derby hosted by first-year Johns Hopkins Medical students. Proceeds from the event went to the Child Life and Perkins Day Care Center, a Johns Hopkins affiliate in East Baltimore. Read More
Bring the Family to Camp Running Bear, TU's New Field Station!
On Saturday, May 15, from 12 noon to 4 p.m., Towson University is celebrating the grand opening of its new Field Station in Monkton for biological research . The whole family can enjoy nature walks with experts, stargazing, and even track reptiles and box turtles. The event is free. Read more
Tigers Help Out at Rodgers Forge "Dumpster Day"
Tiger Football Coach Rob Ambrose led a group of Towson football team members to lend a hand to Rodgers Forge residents at the community's annual Dumpster Day event. Read more.
Tiger Athletes Lend a Hand at 'The Big Event' for Community Service
With Spring Practice winding down for the Tiger football team, 72 Tigers partnered with fellow campus community members on Friday, April 23 to support "The Big Event."
The Big Event serves as an outlet for the Towson University Community to come together as one to say thank you to the larger community for their support throughout the year. More than 300 students, faculty and staff participated in various project sites in Baltimore City and Baltimore County in the inaugural year of "The Big Event." Read more
Additional Student Affairs Enforcement/ Acess for Tigerfest 2010
Tigerfest is April 24th from 1 – 9 pm. The headliner group is N.E.R.D. and TU will be monitoring the decibel levels throughout the concert event. All bands have been informed about appropriate language. In additional to additional police support including Off-Duty Baltimore County Police, TU will have a Student Affairs team driving through the neighborhoods periodically to monitor student behavior. For the first time this year, as a result of discussions at the University Relations Subcommittee, TU will be answering the Student Life Line (with a live-person) from 2 -8 p.m. that day: (410) 704-LIFE (5433) for immediate action and dispatch. Neighbors are still encouraged to call police for criminal behavior.
West Village Housing Phase Two Officially Approved
Last week the Board of the Public Works officially gave TU the green light to begin construction on approximately 700 new beds in two new residence halls west of Osler Drive. The LEED-silver certified project is scheduled for an August 2011 opening. Learn more about campus construction currently underway.
Have You Taken Advantage of TU's Summer Kid's Camps?
Towson University hosts a number of summer programs for school-aged children as part of the university's Kids Campus program. Read more
A Sneak Peek Into the Towson University Campus of the Future
With campus construction projects underway or planned in almost every corner of campus, it's sometimes hard to visualize how TU's comprehensive Campus Master Plan for development will eventually come together. Take a look at the new virtual video tour of TU's ultimate transformation!
Towson University Police Helps Neighbors During Snowpocalypse
In the last two weeks, Towson’s campus was blanketed by more than 30 inches of snow. University staff have been working around the clock to dig out our covered walkways and roads. But in the midst of our own recovery, the TUPD took time out to help a neighbor in need. Read more
Everyone's Talking About TU's Community Ambassador Program
Read a recent post from the "People. Partners. Projects." Blog by Towson University's Division of Economic and Community Outreach that discusses one of TU's latest community initiatives.
TU Named to Good-Neighbor Honor Roll
The American Council on Education and nationally recognized expert Dr. Evan Dobell placed Towson University on the honor roll of the “Saviors of Our Cities: Survey of Best College and University Civic Partnerships,” in October 2009.
Colleges and universities cited in the honor roll were found to “figure prominently in lengthy cooperative efforts with community leaders to rehabilitate the cities around them using their money and expertise to further the projects.”
The survey focused on the economic, social and cultural impact that institutions of higher education have on their surrounding cities. Rankings were based on survey responses from the institutions, as well as the results of on-site interviews with the presidents, directors of civic engagement, or their designees at each college and university.
The survey was supported by the American Council on Education and sponsored by Dr. Evan Dobelle, president of Westfield State College in Massachusetts. Dobelle is a nationally-recognized expert in promoting economic development through the active partnership of cities and the colleges and universities that reside in them.
Towson Town and Gown Clean Up Day A Success
The Towson Chamber of Commerce along with the GTCCA, Towson University and assistance from Baltimore County hosted its fourth community clean up day on Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. This year's event was another success. Read more.
2009-2010 Community Reports
Towson University's monthly report to the community:
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