Engage TU Newsletter

Data Visualization for Decision-Making

Story maps use Geographic Information System (GIS) tools to combine geospatial data with photos, text, and other elements to create an interactive story. The Center for GIS and the Regional Economic Studies Institute have been working with on-campus groups and external partners to highlight their impact.

Map of MD

Supporting Helping Up Mission

Helping Up Mission serves about 500 men who are in programs of varying lengths and stages of recovery. The Regional Economic Studies Institute partnered with the Mission to report on its impact and reach on the state.

Map of BTU partnerships

Mapping BTU Partnerships

TU faculty, staff, and students have 351 engagements with 540 partners across Maryland. The Center for GIS and Office of Partnerships & Outreach launched a story map to highlight the geographic scope and impact of these partnerships.

What's Driving Our Economy?

Women's Leadership graduation

Understanding what drives our economy is critical to business success and our daily lives. Since January, Maryland has lost a total of 16,100 total nonfarm jobs. RESI includes a video overview and interactive tools in the latest jobs report. VIEW LATEST JOBS REPORT

RESI Roundtables

Starting next week, RESI will host five roundtables to discuss topics as they relate to Greater Baltimore, including causes, existing solutions, and how policymakers can help support ongoing efforts. After each session, RESI will publish a policy brief covering the issues and discussion results.

• September 5, Food insecurity

• September 12, Education

• September 19, Access to employment

• September 26, Public transportation


All sessions will be held at 3 p.m. at 7400 York Road, Suite 301, in Towson.

Upcoming Events

2019 PLPW graduation

Professional Leadership Program for Women Preview

Tuesday, September 10 | 5–7 p.m. | TU South Campus Pavilion
The sixth cohort of the TU Professional Leadership Program for Women begins February 2020. Join past participants and their employers to network and learn how this leadership program is creating new opportunities for them. RSVP

Shelby Jones with osher supporters

EdTech Innovation Showcase

Thursday, October 10 | 5:30–8 p.m. | TU West Village Commons
Administrators, educators, investors, and innovators—the EdTech Innovation Showcase is for you. Join TU Incubator to network with a high-powered audience of strategic partners and meet member companies who are using edtech to drive innovation in education. RSVP

Engaging Our Communities

Refugee youth creating art

Support helps BTU partnerships grow

The BTU—Partnerships at Work for Greater Baltimore presidential priority continues to make strides to resource and support partnerships and community engagement work at TU. Get to know the six projects that were recently awarded funding. MORE

Baltimore student sculpting clay

City Kids celebrates 26 years

The program brings under-served youth from Baltimore City to TU where they explore the arts in a teaching and learning partnership with art and elementary education students. MORE

Ailey camp students on stage

Teaching self-discipline through dance at AileyCamp Baltimore

AileyCamp Baltimore teaches self-discipline, self-respect and self-esteem through dance. Six years in, the summer dance program's impact on Baltimore continues to grow. MORE

TU students teaching a summer program

TU welcomes high schoolers interested in careers in education

New partnership from the College of Education and Baltimore County Public Schools aims to foster interest in teaching, offer glimpse at college life. MORE

Welcome to Towson mural

New mural in downtown Towson features TU

A new mural at Pennsylvania Avenue and York Road includes the TU Tiger and Stephens Hall clock tower alongside other local and state symbols. MORE

Increase Your Potential

Starting a new career? Changing jobs? A continuing education course from Towson University Continuing & Professional Studies can make a big career difference.

Certified Medical Coding

Begins September 7
Learn to compile, process and maintain medical records and enter one of the fastest-growing markets. MORE

Professional in Human Resources (PHR)®

Begins September 21
Move your HR career forward with a PHR®, SPHR®, SHRM-CP, and SHRM-SCP certification. MORE

Project Management Professional (PMP)®

Begins September 24
Master project management and prepare for the PMP® or CAPM® certification exams. MORE

Explore our complete schedule of courses, including online learning options.

Supporting Lifelong Learning Opportunities

Two Ohser members talking and laughing

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University is a community of 800+ members who share a passion for learning. Osher offers semester-long courses and lecture series along with book clubs, special interest groups, and day trips. The fall academic session begins September 9 and runs through November 7. EXPLORE MEMBERSHIP

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