Towson University

Film festival features everything from caterpillars to stuffed corpses

April 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Victoria Anastasi An auditorium filled with Towson University students, Baltimore residents, out-of-state visitors and international filmmakers all came to watch an array of short films that ranged from a simplistic animated  movie about a caterpillar to a satirical short narrative about [...]

Illustrator says books for kids need more diversity

April 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Paige Whipple Children’s book illustrator Kimberly Hopkins said Tuesday that books for children and young adults need to include a variety of characters that better reflect the country’s diversity. Children’s book illustrator Kimberly Hopkins.Photo by Paige Whipple In a speech at Towson [...]

TU students get history lesson about civil rights

April 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Deion Boxton The best way to understand the Civil Rights movement is as grassroots organizing rather than one of mass protests led by charismatic leaders, a former journalist and political activist told Towson University students Thursday. Duke University Professor Charles Cobb, a former member [...]

Hollaback to end street harassment

March 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Amanda Adedeji Women and individuals of the LGBT community are more likely to encounter street harassment than are heterosexual men, two speakers said during an event at Towson University Thursday. Shawna Potter, who is the founder of the Baltimore chapter of Hollaback, an organization designed [...]

Mapping the world

March 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Nick Salacki Towson University professor John M. Morgan, III, gave an overview of his career in geography and environmental planning Friday during a lecture in the school’s Liberal Arts building. Morgan said he received his Bachelor’s in geography at what was then called Towson State College [...]

The evolution of an artist

March 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Max Venezia Towson University students got an inside look at the creative process Thursday when Scott Hutchinson gave a slide-by-slide review of his 18 years as an artist and animator. Speaking before an estimated 50 people at the College of Fine Arts, Hutchinson said that his goal in graduate [...]

Student captures the human side of college

March 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Caryn Altman Jenna Barry-UtzigPhoto by Caryn Altman Towson University freshman Jenna Barry-Utzig has always loved to talk to people. “When I was little I would see people sitting alone at lunch and I would go up to them and be like, ‘Look, you’re sitting alone,’” said Barry-Utzig, a [...]

Panelists talk sports journalism ethics

March 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Kelli Palmer Greg Amante, producer of ESPN’s Outside the Lines.Photo by Kelli Palmer Sports news networks like ESPN must not be afraid to investigate professional athletes, teams and leagues, even when those reports may hurt the network’s broadcast business partners like the NFL, three [...]

New play is for the birds

March 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Tyler Beard Towson University Professor Peter Wray. Photo by Tyler Beard. Towson University’s Department of Theatre Arts will be performing Aaron Posner’s “Stupid F–king Bird” through March 12. The play, which opened Wednesday, is an adaptation of Anton Chekov’s “The Seagull” [...]

Don’t be afraid to fail, photojournalist tells TU students

March 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Erica Scripa Photojournalist Patrick Smith told a room full of eager Towson University students Wednesday  that they should never be afraid of failure as they pursue a career in journalism. Speaking at the West Village Commons as part of the Department of Mass Communication’s fourth annual [...]
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