Category Archives: News

Commuters get cooking

By: Alex Ziolkowski, Contributing Writer

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, members of Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) provided commuters with free food and health resources on the Paws Patio.

Community Ambassadors Jesse Kabundji and Zane Smith joined Coordinator for Off-Campus Student Services Joyce Herold and Megan Byrd, marketing and social media coordinator for Student Activities, in handing out flyers to promote Commuter Appreciation Week. Continue reading

Alum advises “be productive”

By: Caitlin Wolfarth, Staff Writer

From Towson’s Career Center to the real world, TU Alum Yulia Kolomenskaya has shown that anything is possible when you work hard.

A 2015 graduate, Kolomenskaya found her internship with Stanley Black & Decker through LinkedIn, but TU’s Career Center helped her land the internship by preparing her for the application process.

“All the tips I received [from the Career Center], I used,” Kolomenskaya said. Continue reading

Dr. Mwata Dyson kicks off Visting Speaker Series

By: Amanda Bates, Contributing Writer

Medical and wellness expert Dr. Mwata Dyson kicked off Towson’s 150th Anniversary Visiting Speaker Series Thursday, Oct. 1., in the West Village Commons.

Approximately 300 students and faculty attended his speech, “Professional Transitions: Leaving a Legacy.”

While fighting a fever, Dyson began by asking his audience, “What will be your life’s work?” Continue reading

Career Center holds Internship Week

By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor

Oct. 5-Oct. 9 is Internship Week at Towson, featuring a number of events (some including free pizza) at the Career Center to help students get started on their hunt for practical experience outside of the classroom.

The week will culminate with the Fall Career and Internship Fair in the West Village Commons Ballroom on Friday, Oct. 9, from noon-3 p.m.

Of the over 18,000 undergraduates enrolled in Fall 2014, 7,508 were enrolled in internship courses during the 2014-2015 school year. Continue reading

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President’s Leadership Institute unveils “Tiger Trails” walking paths

By: Sarah Rowan, Staff Writer

On Friday, Oct. 2, the President’s Leadership Institute class of 2014 unveiled “Tiger Trails,” a system of four running and walking trails throughout campus created to encourage health and wellbeing within the Towson community.

The four routes are between three-fourths of a mile and 2 miles long, each displaying a different part of campus. Continue reading

College of Health Professions introduces AADS minor

By: Malena Khan, Contributing Writer

The College of Health Professions has introduced a new applied adult disability studies minor this fall.

AADS Program Director Connie Anderson said that since people spend most of their lifetime as adults, it is important that adults with disabilities have a voice and that there are people who can help to build a positive image for them. Continue reading


Casting call for “popular political drama” held in Lecture Hall

By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor

Marinella Hume Casting, a service that works to provide extras for different productions, held an open casting call for a “popular political drama” on campus Saturday.

A casting director for the company, who asked that their name not be used, said that they had already seen over a hundred people within the first hour of the open casting call.

“We wanted to give university students and alumni a chance for a ‘cross it off the bucket list’ opportunity,” the casting director said. Continue reading

Students start bay-friendly business

By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor

Chesapeake Collection is a specialty-clothing retailer that focuses on designs that reflect the area where the concept came from, the Chesapeake Bay, and was founded by a Towson University mass communications major and his friend.

Kevin Ames, who goes to Towson, and Matt Wilmer, who goes to Loyola, said that they started working on the creation of the company in Fall 2014.

“A lot of weekends had to be sacrificed,” Ames said. Continue reading

Student resources showcased at fall Healthfest

By: Sarah Rowan, Contributing Writer

Over 40 on and off-campus vendors showcased health resources the Wellness TU Fall Healthfest in the Potomac Lounge on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Assistant Director of Health Promotion and Education Kirsten Roller hoped that the fair would get more students connected to the many health and wellness resources in the community.

“This fair shows how at Towson we really care about students’ well-being, and to let them know that we have all these really great wellness resources,” Roller said. Continue reading