By: Jessica Ricks
Featured photo courtesy of Kanji Takeno
With the semester finally getting off the ground, you might be wondering what fun stuff there is to do here. If we were to spend all of our time studying, we’d go crazy! Look no further. Every year, groups like the Campus Activities Board, Division of Student Affairs, the Arts departments and more, put on a ton of arts and life events throughout the semester to keep you busy, give you some excitement and even reach out to the community in a fun way.
What’s better than sitting around a fire roasting s’mores? Sitting around a fire roasting s’mores with friends and doing a lot of cool activities. Spend the evening at the Glen Arboretum in their Challenge Course and roast delicious s’mores around the fire, participate in activities like the slow bike race, challenge course activities and more. Learn about what Towson’s fall Outdoor Adventures events are all about. Monday Sept. 4, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Paws To Relax
Student Affairs and the Counseling Center present the ultimate relaxation event. Led by the Counseling Center’s Healthy Minds’ Peer Educators, the event is put on in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week. Rest, relax and spend time with therapy dogs from Pets on Wheels, an organization dedicated to bringing trained therapy animals to facilities across Maryland. The first few weeks of school can be tough, so why not spend it with friends and cute dogs? Wednesday Sept. 13, noon to 2 p.m., Counseling Center Lawn.
“Pride and Prejudice”
The story of Jane Austen’s beloved novel about strong and independent Elizabeth Bennet who defies the conventions of the time by refusing to marry a man she doesn’t love until she encounters Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, who eventually changes her perceptions. Directed by Steven J. Satta, this play will come to the stage for a week in Oct. Tickets are on sale now and all proceeds benefit the TU Foundation. Oct. 12-21.
The Department of Dance presents its annual show, Inertia. In this breathtaking recital, dance majors, company members, faculty and alumni come together to present their original choreography that includes modern, contemporary, ballet and everything in between. Inertia runs for only one weekend, so get your tickets quickly in order to see the elegance and passion of the Dance Department. Oct. 19-21., 7:00 p.m., Dance Studio Theater.
Tiger Trot 5k
Sign up early and start training now for the annual Tiger Trot 5k. Kick off Homecoming and be festive in your gold and black gear as you walk or run through Towson’s campus. All students, faculty, alumni and family members are encouraged to participate in the event. Prizes will be awarded to the top runners for student runner, faculty/staff runner, alumni runner, and community runner. Register online at www.tutigertracks.com/tigertrot2017. Saturday Oct. 28, 8:30 a.m., Tiger Lawn.
In this Student Studio Production directed by Molly Cohen, Constellations tells the story of an encounter between a man and woman and brings up the possibilities of their relationship and destiny. All tickets are $5. Nov. 1-11.
A stage adaptation by Steven Berkoff helps Jewish atheist Franz Kafka bring to life the story of alienation in turn-of-the-century Prague with the transformation of a traveling salesman into a giant insect. Nov. 30 – Dec. 9.
Toys for Tots Benefit Concert
Spend the evening enjoying many talented musical groups such as the Ken Ebo Jazz Orchestra for a concert that will benefit children in need for the holidays. This is the 15th annual Toys for Tots concert at Towson, sponsored by the TU Veterans Center. Bring a new, unwrapped toy, and it will go to children who wouldn’t otherwise get anything for Christmas. Sunday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall.