Engage TU Newsletter

The Division of Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research is the business and public engagement arm of Towson University. We open the doors of the university to solve pressing problems, further community collaboration, expand learning opportunities, and generate economic development. In this monthly newsletter, we highlight partnerships, announce opportunities, and showcase research and solutions.


Continuing & Professional Studies

Whether you want to start a new career or boost your resume, our in-class and online certification prep courses will help you meet your career goals. VIEW COURSE SCHEDULE

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Cyber Security Associate Info Session

TU Continuing & Professional Studies recently revamped their popular Cyber Security Associate course—an entry-level program that prepares students to sit for the CompTIA ITF+, A+, Network+ and Security+ certification exams. Attend this on-demand session and learn from our career counselors how this program can lead to new career opportunities.

Monica Plummer-Champ

Student Success Story: Monica Plummer-Champ

Monica worked in retail for years, but wanted a career change. She chose TU to earn a medical coding certification because of the feeling of community that TU represents. MORE

Lara Nicolson

Student Success Story: Lara Nicolson

Laura worked as an HR generalist for a multinational in her native South Africa. After moving to the U.S., she found her work options were limited. Laura turned to TU to get her HR certification. MORE

BTU Partnerships Showcase

A woman from the 2019 BTU showcase handing out info

April 20, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., SECU Arena

Year over year, more than 300 people attend the BTU Partnerships Showcase to learn about opportunities to connect and partner with TU faculty and staff. This year, half of the presenters will be external partners, looking to increase the collaborative work they're doing with TU.


What's Driving Our Economy?

Annapolis, State capital of Maryland

Job gains for 2019 totaled 31,000 jobs. Maryland unemployment decreased to 3.5 percent. VIEW LATEST JOBS REPORT

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• Each month we provide video commentary on the state of Maryland's economy. VIEW VIDEOS

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Is your New Year's resolution doomed?

Now that the holidays are officially over, many people refocus themselves by setting New Year’s resolutions. How can economics help you reach your goals? MORE

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Jingle all the way to the bank

Since 2008, Americans have consistently spent more with each passing yuletide season. So, when did the holidays become such a cash cow? MORE

Engaging Our Communities

Patrick McQuown

McQuown to head up entrepreneurship

As executive director of entrepreneurship, Patrick McQuown will provide a collective strategic vision and direction for entrepreneurship activities at TU. MORE

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In case you missed it: 2019 year in review

Our year in review highlights some of our accomplishments, impacts, and stories from 2019. MORE

Saturday Leadership Program

Creating value for urban scholars

Through a partnership with the Greater Baltimore Urban League, the Saturday Leadership Program brings high school students together with TU students to help create a village for participants. MORE

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Osher members create jewelry to benefit House of Ruth

Osher members have organized jewelry-making workshops to support House Of Ruth Maryland. Using discarded and donated jewelry, members create unique pieces of jewelry that are sold at Ruth's Closet. MORE

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Building community by design

A partnership with The Children's Home allows youth who have experienced trauma to share their stories and build community through graphic design. MORE

Baltimore City middle school students

History day research day: demonstrating impact one survey at a time

Capturing and evaluating partnership impacts is challenging. Here's how one TU librarian captured the excitement of Baltimore City middle school students. MORE

Dr. Grasmick with the check from First Financial Federal Credit Union

Outstanding Young Women Leaders program gets financial boost

First Financial Federal Credit Union funding supports program that brings 25 young women, one from each Baltimore County public high school, to TU for year-long program. MORE

TU student teaching about the supply chain

High schoolers explore supply chain education, career options

Partnership brings together K-12, higher-ed, and industry representatives to support outreach opportunities that connect students with port-related careers. MORE

Graduate Open House

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Saturday, February 29, 10 a.m.–noon | TU West Village Commons

Open House is an opportunity to explore more than 80 graduate programs and speak one-on-one with graduate program representatives, current graduate students, and university staff. Campus tours are also available.


Division of Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research
Towson University
8000 York Road, Towson MD 21252

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