NPR’s Juan Williams to speak at Stevenson University’s 2009 Commencement

Juan Williams, journalist, Emmy-winning documentary writer and political observer, will deliver the keynote address at Stevenson University’s 2009 commencement ceremonies May 15. He will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University. Just over 500 students will take part in the exercises, scheduled for 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the gymnasium on Stevenson’s Greenspring campus. This is the first May commencement ceremony under the University’s new name. … Continue reading

Merritt Properties recognized for Schilling Green & 729 East Pratt renovations

The Baltimore Metro chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors, a nonprofit trade organization, has named Merritt Properties the winner of two Excellence Awards, one for the green redevelopment of a suburban office building and the other for its multi-million dollar restoration of one of downtown Baltimore’s most distinctive buildings. Schilling Green Schilling Green, a Class A office building located at 230 Schilling Circle in Hunt Valley, won in the … Continue reading

AACC, Whole Foods Market partnership yields new culinary instruction site

Anne Arundel Community College is partnering with Whole Foods Market in Annapolis to offer hands-on culinary classes at the company’s new 75,000-square-foot store in Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole. The college Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute is sending its chefs to the site in May and June to lead five classes in the store’s state-of-the-art, 24-station culinary center. The $70 classes will take place 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays for those … Continue reading

MEDA to host 2009 Annual Conference, May 31- June 2, 2009

The Annual Conference (Maryland’s Economic Development Forum) will be held May 31-June 2 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge. Solutions-driven economic development is the key for business retention and job growth, particularly during these turbulent times. The 2009 MEDA Annual Conference is designed to make an impact on the day-to-day jobs of the practitioner and provide business with the necessary tools to weather the storm. Hear about Maryland’s … Continue reading

Stevenson University names new School of Business and Leadership in honor of Howard S. Brown

Stevenson University announced April 30 its new School of Business and Leadership will be named the Howard S. Brown School of Business and Leadership. The School, located on Stevenson’s Owings Mills Campus, will be named for Baltimore builder and developer Howard S. Brown at a ribbon-cutting ceremony that will be held today at 3 p.m. Entrepreneur Steve Forbes, Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, the University’s Board Chair Kevin G. Byrnes, and … Continue reading

Preakness Parade of Lights to be held May 15

Entertaining equestrian units, local bands and illuminated floats fill the streets of downtown Baltimore when the Preakness Parade of Lights takes place on May 15 at 8:30 p.m. This year’s grand marshal is former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Stacy Keibler. Preakness Parade of Lights takes place the night prior to the big race. The parade steps off on Pratt and Eutaw streets and continues east on Pratt Street to … Continue reading

TU, MSDE say “xie xie” (thank you) for Chinese language teaching grant

Towson University, in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education, has received a $517,608 grant from the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) to establish an Institute for Chinese Language Teaching, the first of its kind in the United States. The purpose of the institute is to provide a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program for Chinese language teachers in grades 7-12. Candidates who successfully complete … Continue reading

Baltimore Ravens’ President Dick Cass to discuss managing local NFL team

Dick Cass, president of the Baltimore Ravens, will present “Score a Touchdown: Learn What it Really Takes to Manage a Successful Football Team,” May 6, from 7-9 p.m. in Stephens Hall Theatre, located on Towson University’s campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Cass, now in his sixth year leading the Baltimore Ravens, oversees every area of the organization including player and staff personnel, the coaching team, corporate … Continue reading

Second College of Notre Dame Senior receives Fulbright Teaching Assistantship

For the second time this semester, a College of Notre Dame of Maryland senior has been named a Fulbright Teaching Assistant. Marcella Jones, an English major, will teach English in Ecuador during the next academic year. In March, Cassandra Bales received a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Indonesia. Jones will teach at an Ecuadorian university that trains ESL teachers in the provinces. The assistantship begins in September and continues for 10 … Continue reading