Projecting sea-level rise for Maryland (10/30)

The Department of Geography & Environmental Systems invites you to a seminar presented by: Dr. Donald Boesch, President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

The topic, “Projecting sea-level rise for Maryland,” builds on a report released this summer by a working group chaired by Dr. Boesch for the Maryland Climate Change Commission. Dr. Boesch will also incorporate information from the new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The accelerating rise in sea level is a critical problem that will impact the state and its citizens over the remainder of this century and beyond.

The seminar will be in Math-Psychology 104 from 12-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Please note the change from our usual location.

Campus Community Update On Planning and Construction Projects (10/30)

Facilities Management’s office of Planning and Construction Services invites the campus community to preview projects on the drawing board.

When: October 30, 2013
Where: ITE 102 – Lecture Hall 8
Time: 12-12:50 p.m.

Please come to hear more about planning efforts related to the:

  • Campus Gateway
  • Fine Arts Renovation
  • Event Center
  • Storm Water Management Facility
  • Renovation of Apartments
  • Parking Expansion

Upcoming Baltimore Collegetown Programs (10/31; 11/7)

Motivating Your Employees: Innovative Motivational Techniques for Supervisors

Thursday, October 31, 8:30 – 11 a.m.
Notre Dame of Maryland University- Doyle Formal, located in Doyle Hall

This workshop is designed for new supervisors, or perhaps supervisors who have not had a chance to attend training on the topic of motivating employees. The workshop will provide supervisors from the Collegetown campuses with new and simple ideas for keeping their employees engaged. Investments in employee engagement have both short-term and long-term pay offs in increased levels of commitment and productivity. The workshop will cover informal and formal rewards, awards, and other effective ways to motivate teams and retain top talent. Breakfast will be served. RSVP to by Friday, October 25.

Working Effectively with Students on the Autism Spectrum

Thursday, November 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Towson University – TU Institute for Well-Being

This workshop is for campus professionals who would like to learn more about autism and how they can be most effective in supporting and working with students who are on the autism spectrum. Staff from TU’s Center for Adults with Autism will conduct the training. The idea for this program came out of the Collegetown Student Affairs meetings, as Student Affairs staff in all roles are interacting with students on the spectrum. However, the event will certainly be useful to staff from all parts of campus, so feel free to promote this as you see fit. More details will follow and be sent to the Collegetown Student Affairs Vice Presidents to forward to staff. RSVP to by Friday, November 1.