The Office of Research Development at Stevenson University is sponsoring a timely program, Grant Workshop: State and Federal Perspectives, on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 8:30 am- 3:15 pm on its Greenspring campus in the St. Pauls Companies Pavilion.
A Maryland commission on the funding of higher education is recommending a substantial boost in state money to its colleges and universities -- increasing it by $70 million every year for the next decade.
There are many benefits of attending a small, liberal arts college – small class size, one-on-one interaction with faculty, a litany of interesting and though-provoking courses and an intimate, leafy campus, to name a few.
Amanda Bory is a student who knows what she likes. The problem is, she says, that she’s always liked a lot of things. “I was always interested in communications,” she says, “but I also liked the more creative side of writing. There was always that tension in me, trying to choose between the two.”
With a projected shortage of nearly 157,000 pharmacists by the year 2020, pharmacy schools across the nation have been struggling to cope with surging demand – demand coming not only from employers but also from prospective pharmacy students.
Five states—Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey—are leading the United States’ transformation into a global, entrepreneurial and knowledge- and innovation-based New Economy, according to The 2008 State New Economy Index, released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF).
University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor William E. Kirwan and
the Board of Regents-joined by St. Mary's College of Maryland, Morgan State
University, the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC), and the
Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA)-will host a
summit to address the rising costs of textbooks and to explore ways to reduce
costs while ensuring the highest quality and most relevant information
Stevenson University President Kevin J. Manning recently got bad news from the college's financial adviser at Bank of America. The suburban Maryland school, which had sold $122 million worth of bonds chiefly to pay for a second campus and new dormitories, had set aside $8.5 million to cover its interest payments. But the banker warned that if the turbulence in the credit markets continued, that tab could rise to $10.2 million—a big bite for a school with an annual budget of $85 million.
The economic crisis hit home at Frostburg State University quite suddenly, just as students were arriving for the start of the school year: A lender told financial aid director Angie Hovatter on Aug. 25 that it would not have money for about 200 student loans -- money she thought they were going to get the very next day.
Ronald J. Daniels, the provost and chief academic officer of the
University of Pennsylvania, was elected today as the 14th president of
The Johns Hopkins University. The university's board of trustees in a special meeting
accepted a unanimous recommendation from its Presidential Search
The College of Notre Dame hopes to offset a teacher shortage in Maryland with its new School of Education, President Mary Pat Seurkamp said.
The school will be an expansion of the college's education department.
Notre Dame's board of trustees voted unanimously Oct. 20 to establish the school with the start of the fall 2009 academic year.
To help with the teacher shortage in Maryland, the College of Notre Dame of Maryland is creating a school of education that will enroll 300 more students.
Next fall the college will begin offering two new programs for master’s degrees in education and another five-year program in which students can earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education.
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) President Fred Lazarus IV will be honored with Preservation Maryland’s Stewardship Award at the historic preservation organization’s annual meeting and reception Wednesday, Nov. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Maryland Club, One Eager Street.
Maryland's perennial teacher shortage may be easing for the first time
in several years, a result of increased emphasis on producing
better-trained teachers from the state's colleges and universities and
a steady enrollment trend, according to state officials.
Some days you just get lucky. For Tom Phizacklea, vice president for finance at Goucher College, that day was Sept. 29. Phizacklea, after a dizzying month of financial turmoil on Wall Street, decided to take the school’s investment cash out of a Connecticut-based fund backed by Wachovia Corp. and put it in the bank.
Given the magnitude of the State’s budget deficits and the
vital importance of maintaining stable and predictable funding for higher
education, the MICUA Board of Trustees has adopted a resolution in support of a
constitutional amendment authorizing video lottery terminals to fund education.
Members of the Stevenson
University community will participate in a "Building Community Service
Day" to help the Youth Dreamers of Waverly restore and open a new community
center. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 25, from 8 a.m.
to noon, and continues from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Goucher College will purchase renewable energy from Constellation Energy's NewEnergy subsidiary to match part of the college’s electricity consumption. Constellation will provide Towson-based Goucher with
renewable energy certificates to match 25 percent of the school’s
estimated electricity usage for the next three years.
The Maryland Independent College
and University Association will host a workshop on Incident Management
Strategies for Colleges and Universities in collaboration with the Johns
Hopkins University Center for Public Health Preparedness on October 23, 2008,
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Loyola College in Maryland’s Clinical Centers is currently accepting applications for its School Year Scholars reading enrichment program. The program is designed to give students in grades 1 – 12 individualized support in the areas of reading and writing, as well as a thorough reading assessment which can be shared with a child’s classroom teacher.