By Tom Judd
At first glance, people may think that Towson University goes dark after the students leave for the summer. In fact, it is just the opposite.
While there are a handful of students on campus taking summer courses, the conference rooms, athletics fields, dining hall and dorm rooms are bustling with activity with groups from all over the state and country.
From the beginning of June to the beginning of August, Towson is alive with these diverse groups of people sharing experiences while coming together in unity, to learn from each other and to have an amazing Summer.
At the end of the 2012 summer sessions, Event and Conference Services collected apparel from 20 different groups so that a Unity quilt could be made. The beautifully crafted quilt is a great reminder of what the University stands for: education, diversity, and community involvement.
ECS is donating the quilt to Helping Up Mission. Helping Up Mission provides hope to the poor and homeless in the Towson/Baltimore Community by providing services for the poor, addicted, and homeless, including meals, overnight shelter and long term recovery programs.
The quilt is a great reminder that no matter how diverse our backgrounds, our professions, our age groups or our lifestyles, we can still come together as a community to help those that need it most.