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Recognized as a thriving visual arts center for Maryland, the college offers music performances, films, dance concerts, debates, lectures and workshops, theatre productions, a daily campus television show, and art exhibitions. You can find information on upcoming events at:

Mark of Excellence Award!

Posted April 10, 2015

The weekend of March 28 the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) announced the Region 2 Mark of Excellence Award winners. Among the winners were Sydney Adamson, Abby Murphy and Sarah Hugel.  They were awarded for the photo illustration “Towson’s most eligible,” on the cover of The Towerlight newspaper, on February 10, 2014 to the right. More



Rewarded for Advertising

Posted April 10, 2015

TU communications major Jordan Klumpp was awarded a $3000 scholarship from the American Advertising Federation of Baltimore (AAFB). Candidates were evaluated on their academic achievements, volunteer contributions to community and representative samples of work in advertising related disciplines. More

Mass Communication Alumni Joins Studio Center

Posted March 13, 2015

Dan Parisi '96 joins the Studio Center in the position of video producer. According to PR Newswire Studio Center is "the country's largest commercial production company" producing over 15,000 radio and TV commercials each year.

"Studio Center Adds New Producer in Virginia Beach." PR Newswire. 2 March 2015.

BET Variety Show

Posted March 13, 2015

Brandon Broady, who graduated from Towson University in 2008 with degrees in acting and electronic media and film, is hosting BET's new viral clip show, "The Xperiment." More.

D'Amour. "Laugh Out Loud With Actor/Comedian Brandon Broady." Los Angeles Sentinel. 15 Jan. 2015

Bartel. "Towson University grad Brandon Broady hosting new BET series." The Baltimore Sun. 25 Feb. 2015

Listen to a Legacy

Posted February 20, 2015

The title song of Oscar-nominated film Whiplash was written by Hank Levy. Levy taught over 20 years ago at what was then Towson State University and is still remembered. As Bill Warfield, a former student of Levy's, said "His spirit inspired us to do things beyond our abilities. His legacy is testimony to this." (Hykes, J. "Towson U. mourns passing of a musician, mentor." Towerlight 1 Oct. 2001)

The Hank Levy Legacy Band comprised of his former students and alumni of the Towson University jazz program will be performing at Towson University April 26 at 5 p.m. (visit for information)

'Whiplash' has ties to Towson University." The Baltimore Sun, 21 Feb. 2015

WBAL, February 19, 2015

Ebstein | Fovea

Posted February 25, 2015

Online magazine Sight Unseen takes a look at the work of artist Alex Ebstein. According to Quillen "Her brightly colored canvases resemble something Matisse may have constructed had his cut-out phase occurred during the Memphis movement." Ebstein's work is on display with fellow MFA candidates Sherwood and Weller in the Holtzman MFA Gallery at the Center for the Arts.

Quillen, R. "Eye Candy." Sight Unseen 24 Feb. 2015

Runner-up is Aaron Steven

Posted February 24, 2015

Aaron Steven's ‘09 script for “The Narrows” finished second in the 2014 Screencraft's Action & Thriller Script Contest. Steven graduated from Towson University in 2009 and is looking forward to his next project.

Hellerman. "Interview with Action & Thriller Contest Runner-up Aaron Steven" Screencraft. 19 Dec. 2014

Tasty Monster Productions

Posted February 20, 2015

Tasty Monster Productions will premiere the original work of playwright and Towson University alumni Heather Bagnall. The premiere of Ferdinand on February 21, 2015 will be held at Shetler Studios Theatre 54 in New York. The company was founded in 2011 by Luke Tudball and Heather Bagnall. review, February 11, 2015

Worthington Back in Action

Posted February 24, 2015

Barry Worhtington '10, after working in Los Angeles, has returned to his hometown of Gaithersburg and is filming his newest short, “The Infinitely Generous Francis Victus.” "Gaithersburg residents are sure to recognize some familiar backdrops throughout Worthington’s next release." (Schmieder, S. "Local filmmaker sets the scene in Gaithersburg." The Gazette 9 Feb. 2015)

Promoting a SAFE Alternative

Posted November 21, 2014

After graduating Towson with a degree in Mass Communication Van Brooks ’12 founded Safe Alternative Foundation for Education, Inc. (SAFE) and is reaching out to the youth in the Baltimore area. The mission of the foundation is to “informs others about the importance of obtaining an education, as well as having an alternate career plan in anticipation for life's deviations.” This Saturday, November 22, Safe Alternative is partnering with the Baltimore City Youth Commissions to give away sleeping bags during their event “We Care Campout to End Youth Homelessness”.

Baltimore citybizlist, November 19, 2014

Mark Your Calendar For Family Art Day

Posted October 24, 2014

October 11 the Community Art Center in partnership with the Asian Arts & Culture Center hosted Family Art Day for the first time. Over 60 people of all ages showed up to participate. Come, Saturday, November 15 from 12 - 3 p.m., take a gallery tour then jump into a drop-in art activity inspired by the current exhibitions. More

Towson Patch, October 23, 2014

Returning Home

Posted October 24, 2014

Barry Sheehan, Towson alumni and sculptor, last year opened Metal N Motion in Ellicott City. After 18 years in Colorado Sheehan decided to return. Sheehan says, "Maryland is home," quoted The Baltimore Sun, October 1, 2014.

Barry Sheehan Web Page

New Musical Presented by Stillpointe Theatre Initiative

Posted October 8, 2014

Stillpointe Theatre Initiative, founded by four Department of Theatre Arts alumni, presents a new musical "Vanishing Point". More

Check out the Contemporary Wing at The Baltimore Museum of Art

Posted August 25, 2014

Works by Maryland based artist and TU alumni Seth Adelsberger are on view at The Baltimore Museum of Art June 27–November 2, 2014.  More

TU Alumni Behind-the-Scenes on Broadway

Posted August 25, 2014

Lily Twining '03 worked her way from the backstage of Towson's Department of Theatre Arts to being the production manager on several Broadway shows. Like many, "When she first came to Towson University, Lily Twining didn’t know what she wanted to do with her life. But professors in the Department of Theatre Arts helped her find her niche." More

Mobile App Design

Posted August 25, 2014

Brooke Bianchetti a Department of  Mass Communications and Art + Design graduate designed a mobile app for the Towson Chamber of Commerce. The app is designed to provide users with information on movies, restaurants, hotels, activities at local colleges, and more. The app is still underdevelopement. More

The Baltimore Sun, August 14, 2014

Sculpture Dedication

Posted August 13, 2014

Friday, May 9 Towson University dedicated a sculpture designed by Nicholas Edwards ’13, and built in collaboration with David Meyer ’14, Harrison Doyle ’14 and Dave Perry ’14. The sculpture is located between Hawkins Hall and the College of Liberal Arts Building along the International Walkway. More

Photo: Nicholas Edwards in front of Sculpture

"Oculus" Written and Directed by TU Alumni

Posted August 13, 2014

Mike Flanagan, Electronic Media and Film alumnus, wrote and directed the new film Oculus, which released in U.S. theatres April 11. Jeff Howard, also an EMF alum, helped co-wrote Oculus and Courtney Bell, a theatre arts graduate, appears in the movie. More

The Strength of a Student

Posted August 7, 2013

If it is true what Swami said, "The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph," than in a couple months when Jeané Baker receives her diploma she will be one of the most triumphant of her class.  Jeané Baker a Mass Communications Major has had more than her share of struggles even before coming to Towson.  Since her senior year of high school Jeané has cared for a younger sister, with the help of her grandmother, and has worked one if not two jobs to pay household bills. For most of us that would be enough, but Baker was determined to get her degree and will be the first in her family to earn a college diploma.

The Baltimore Sun, July 27, 2013



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