How would you transform Towson? What would you like to see changed at the university or in the community?
On Thursday, November 5 at 4 p.m. in the Chesapeake Ballrooms of the University Union, eight creative speakers will share their ideas on how to “reimagine and transform” the Towson community in a “mix-tape” platform that will allow presenters to share their ideas in innovative ways.
Each presenter will be given 15 minutes to present their idea in their own unique way, in a format that mirrors the well-known “Ted Talks.”
For more information on the event, or to RSVP, visit this web site: ProjectTowson.com
The event will also feature a reception and networking session afterwards. Here is the full list of Thursday’s speakers and their respective topics:
- Senator James Brochin: How does Towson fit in the larger Maryland community?
- Delegate Stephen Lafferty, J.D.: Sustainable and Green Towson;
- Nancy Hafford, executive director of the Towson Chamber of Commerce: The Expansion of Towson.
- Ceanne West, fourth-year graphic design major: Mental Health Taskforce;
- Judith Rosenburg, senior environmental studies major, and Haley Molnar, senior biology major: The Real Food Challenge.
- Andrew Reiner, Ph. D., English lecturer: Making the Big World Feel Small
- Yulia Hanansen, Department of Art + Design (art history, art education): Mosaic Mural Series
- James Copser, Department of Art + Design (art history, art education): Towson Augmented Reality.
The event is being hosted by the Towson University Office of Civic Engagement and Leadership. Director Christopher Jensen said the office wanted to give the community a unique forum to share their ideas and hopefully to inspire others to take action, as well.
“We believe that this experience will provide the Towson community with a special opportunity to hear unique ideas conveyed it in a dynamic way that will inspire others to action in their communities,” said Jensen.