It was great seeing so many parents and families at our annual Family Weekend events. The weather may not have been sunny, but the spirit was high and the warmth of our families was remarkable.
It is that time of year! Midterms are pending, and the campus is abuzz with activities and events. The campus will host several speakers in the next few weeks, including Baltimore Symphony Orchestra director Marin Alsop, and author and entrepreneur Mike Fernandez. As always, students are invited and encouraged to attend these lectures.
We also encourage students to attend Late Night, fun events held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. This weekend, students can unwind with an open mic night on campus, a Fell’s Point ghost tour downtown, and a late night snack.
In our ongoing effort to promote a safe campus community, our department of public safety recently held two active shooter response programs for the campus community. We strongly encouraged students to attend and take advantage of the resources available to them around the issues of safety. We will continue to provide safety programs. We also encourage students to visit the Public Safety website for more information or the counseling center if they have fear or concerns. Please also remind them that simple acts, not leaving items such as backpacks in cars, and locking their doors can also lead to a safer campus community.
We look forward to the changing seasons, and maintaining an active, engaged campus community.
Sheilah Shaw Horton, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students