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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
As the fall semester began at Towson University last year, Erin Garnes settled into one of the dormitories and signed up for clubs and other school activities. But one thing separated her from Towson students: All of her classes were taught by community college professors. Under a program at Towson, if she did well, she would be admitted to the university in the spring. Her experience mirrors a practice that's been growing at colleges in Maryland and across the country in recent years — offering some students admission for the spring semester and providing a bridge during the fall to help them adjust to the rigors of college.
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By Nancy S. Grasmick | July 10, 2014
The solution to the shortage of workers for well-paying STEM jobs (" More jobs than workers ," July 1) does not begin with students in college; it begins in elementary schools with well-trained teachers who are prepared to inspire students early on in these science, technology, engineering and math fields. The successful teacher will spark student interest and confidence in these areas by providing excellent instruction and hands-on application opportunities. Towson University, with support from the Maryland State Department of Education, has launched the first program in the state that leads to an elementary STEM certification, preparing teachers with the special skills needed to introduce critical science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts into elementary classrooms.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
Patricia Dixon Johnson, a retired teacher and educational volunteer, died of heart failure Monday at Roland Park Place. She was 90 and had lived in Phoenix in Baltimore County. Born Patricia Mary Coles in Seattle, she was the daughter of Norman E. Coles, a construction business owner, and Franc Delong Coles, an assistant to the engineering dean at the University of California at Los Angeles. She earned a bachelor's degree at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1944 and then joined the Cadet Nurse Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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By Nelson Coffin | July 10, 2014
The 2014 edition of the Under Armour Lacrosse Classic appears as if it will have a little something for every lacrosse fan. At least it should since 55 games are scheduled when the showcase begins Friday, July 11 at Towson University and concludes on Sunday. The feature events are Saturday at Johnny Unitas Stadium when the Under Armour All-America Boys Classic (5 p.m.) and Under Armour All-America Girls Classic (7:30 p.m.) are played by recent high school graduates. Local standouts Shack Stanwick, Tal Bruno and Keegan O'Connor (Boys' Latin)
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2014
Under Armour All-Americans Taylor Hensh and Tianna Wallpher have never played lacrosse together, but that doesn't mean they're not familiar with each other's games. For four years, they faced off in one of the hottest rivalries in Maryland high school girls lacrosse. Hensh played midfield for Marriotts Ridge and Wallpher played defense for Mount Hebron. The two battled for Howard County titles and regional championships throughout their careers. Hensh's Mustangs won four of the seven meetings and won three state championships, although Mount Hebron knocked them out in the 2012 regional playoffs.
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By Tony Glaros | July 4, 2014
When I spoke to Liz Cassedy during the height of our freezing polar vortex this winter, it was like twisting the cap off a bottle of sparkling Champagne. Her effervescent, adventurous spirit was the balm I needed for my annual unwanted visitor: Seasonal Affective Disorder. Liz helps you see in the dark. Liz, 25, a Reservoir High grad, took the plunge a while back and moved to Hollywood to pursue her dream of being in show business. During our talk, she was blunt about her travails.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Sprawled out on their stomachs or hunched over pieces of paper, two dozen preteens gathered in the cool darkness of the theater stage and mulled over what kind of legacy they would leave behind. Tracie Jiggetts, responsible for helping to shape their self-confidence and social skills at a two-week summer camp held at Towson University, paced the floor and prompted the children to say how they wanted to be remembered when the camp ends Thursday. "I wanted to leave behind my positive attitude and I want people to remember me for my kindness," one girl said in a near-whisper.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley's intervention in the wage fight between Johns Hopkins Hospital and its service workers reflects the lingering dispute's significance but also signals that it may be resolved soon. The hospital and members of the 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East labor union, which represents 2,000 Hopkins workers, went back to the bargaining table Tuesday after the governor asked them to take a cooling-off period. Union leaders also called off a four-day strike that was to have begun Friday.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
Some of the residents of the Rodgers Forge neighborhood that borders Towson University's softball stadium are alumni of the school and fans of the Tigers. They understand the university's desire to build a $2 million new facility this summer and bring the program up to NCAA Title IX standards. They just don't want it 25 feet from their backyards. The roughly two-dozen neighbors, who last month formed an ad-hoc committee to protest a new complex, rallied outside the university Saturday morning, saying the school has refused to negotiate with them on the plans.
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By Scott Dance and Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
An addiction rehabilitation psychiatrist with a history of treatment for alcohol and drug abuse was among those charged Wednesday with manufacturing and distributing the drug Ecstasy at a Towson home. Dr. Priscilla W. Sheldon-Cost, 51, and her boyfriend, Thomas Ronald Joyave, 52, of the 700 block of Walker Ave. are both charged with five counts of narcotics offenses, including manufacturing and possessing drugs with the intent to distribute them, Baltimore County police said. Vincent Mark Ricker, 24, of the 7700 block of Fairgreen Road faces the same charges.
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