Thursday, December 6, 2007

Come to Give it up.Make it up.Swap it up. this Saturday December 8 in the Center for the Arts Atrium at Towson University. Its a great chance to meet people in your local area that you've never seen while learning about social issues. This event was created by the Social Design class at Towson.
Don't be afraid to have some fun!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


What do people think of the following Ideas for activities? Who would be interested?

* Game with Gramps - board game playing with Baltimore's oldest residents
* Guerrilla Gocco - learn how to print images and pictures and tag them in the streets in a non-permanent way!
* De-Stress Fruit Smash- (Idea from Richwell @ TU)
* Hooray Alumni- Alumni potluck for every major

Towson University Run Freedom Run

Towson Energy Activists

Towson U Activities- not just for students

Here is a current list of great things to do if you are in the Towson Area but not necessarily a student:

- Videoactive Film Festival, TONIGHT!
- MFA Thesis Exhibition: Brenda Fike and Sugako Kawai
- Photo Exhibiton Opening Reception on November 1st
- Rod McCormick: Digital Technology for Small Scale Objects and Sculpture
- Production of The Pillowman
- Towson University High School Festival Chorus
- International Cello Festival: Young and Upcoming Cellists
- CAA Blood Challenge Set for November 12
- THIS WEEK IN TIGER ATHLETICS: October 29-November 4, 2007
- TIGERS VOLLEYBALL: Friday, November 2 & Saturday, November 3
- EXHIBITION GAME: Men’s Basketball
- Comedian Joel Chasnoff is coming to Towson!
- Philosophy & Religious Studies 32nd Annual Fall Colloquium
- Cheer on Towson's Most Talented Students at the HRL Talent Show
- Honors Recital: Henry Sanborn Music Scholarship Winners

here is where you can find out the details:

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Event List

Community Connect is planning to create events in the Towson area, in which some of them include learning about social issues.

Here's the Plan

Kick Off Event:
Planting Trees for Community Growth with Towson University Campus Greens
-help replenish the air of its precious oxygen while having fun with your neighbors. Help support the TU Campus Greens and learn more about their views.

Movie Night
11th Hour and An Inconvenient Truth Movie Night
-learn about environmental issues over a bowl of popcorn hosted at an abode of a Towson area host

President Who?
Becoming more politically aware with the parties on TU Campus
-visit tables set us by the TU College Libertarians, Republicans, Democrats, and Greens. Information gather about the different parties and who's in the running in the next elections.

All Events TBA

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