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TU announces the Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute

Towson University is launching The Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute, an interdisciplinary engaged research and practice institute, in summer 2021. The Institute’s goal is to forge a new standard of innovative practice and pedagogy that advances the development of leadership for the region, state and nation.

Meet the participants of the 2021 Professional Leadership Program for Women

Now in its seventh year, TU’s Professional Leadership Program for Women continues to push TU into the forefront of leadership development programming. This year’s participants join 110+ other women from across the region who have already graduated from the program. Join us in welcoming them to the TU community.

Becoming an authentic leader

TU's leadership program is rooted in developing an authentic leader and that leadership power is not position, but is choice.


Maintaining focus, connection in extended WFH

Connecting, motivating, influencing and supporting each other (including yourself) is the pathway to achieve success in these challenging times.


Now accepting applications

The StarTUp Accelerator Program

The StarTUp Accelerator is an intensive eight-week, cohort-based fellowship for ventures who have begun to introduce their services or products into the market. Selected fellows will take up residency in the StarTUp at the Armory—TU's new state-of-the-art, entrepreneurship space in downtown Towson. Applications close March 21. Selected ventures will be announced the week of March 29. 


To kick off 2021, TU Continuing & Professional Studies is offering a 20% discount on these upcoming live online, instructor-led courses. Get live instruction on a set schedule to meet your education and career goals.

Certified Medical Coding Course

March 13–July 10
There's a shortage of qualified medical coders. The good news? You don’t need a four-year degree. A certification is all that’s needed.


CompTIA A+, Network+ & Security+ Course

March 13–July 10
This entry-level IT course will prepare you to succeed in the IT industry, even with little experience.


Claudia Towles

Project Management Professional Course

March 15–May 5
Prepare for the PMP® or CAPM® certification and prove yourself as a leader in project management.


Professional in Human Resources Course

March 20–May 15
Stand out from other applicants with a PHR®, SPHR®, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP certification.



The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University provides academic programming along with cultural and social opportunities geared toward adults 50+. Courses cover a diverse range of topics and are taught by subject matter experts including current and retired TU faculty members.

Spring 2021 semester: Osher’s spring semester begins March 1 and runs through April 29 and will be delivered live via Zoom.

TU Alumni Association Discounts: Members of the TU Alumni Association are eligible to receive a 50% discount off Osher membership. Contact us for spring registration discount details.

Join the TU Alumni Book Club

It's never too late to join the Alumni Virtual Book Club.

  • Sign up for the March reading period by March 17: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • Sign up for the May reading period by May 26: Failing Up by Leslie Odom, Jr.

You can purchase a digital copy of each book or purchase through the UStore, your money goes right back to the university.

Engaging Our Communities

Together: Baltimore Faith Leaders Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges

How did two faith leaders join forces to break down barriers and build bridges? Learn about their unexpected relationship and initiatives. LEARN MORE

Model UN goes virtual, creating new opportunities

The new virtual TU Model United Nations provides new opportunities for TU undergraduates and Baltimore County high school students. LEARN MORE

Partner highlight: Black Girls Cook

Through a partnership with Black Girls Cook, which empowers and inspires adolescent girls of color, TU students provide grantwriting, communications, and outreach program services. LEARN MORE

What’s the future of HR jobs, post pandemic?

The pandemic has brought drastic changes for HR professionals. Here are steps to prepare yourself for the future of HR jobs, post pandemic. LEARN MORE

Maryland GIS training courses available online

The TU Center for GIS has developed two self-paced online courses for the MD Statewide GIS Training Program. Courses are available for all state employees. LEARN MORE

Stop Taxing Your Wallet: A Quick Guide to the IRS Free File Program in 2021

More than 70% of U.S. taxpayers can file their federal and state taxes for free. Here's a quick guide to filing taxes for free. LEARN MORE

What's Driving Our Economy?

Subscribe to Eye on the Economy

Each month TU's Regional Economic Studies Institute publishes Eye on the Economy, a monthly analysis of Maryland's unemployment numbers. To make greater sense of the numbers, RESI economists embed an interactive workbook and video to highlight how Maryland's economy compares to our neighboring states.

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