Engage TU Newsletter

New opportunities for entrepreneurs

Last year, Patrick McQuown joined TU as the university’s first executive director of entrepreneurship and led the launch and first cohort of the StarTUp Accelerator. This spring, TU will open the StarTUp at the Armory in uptown Towson—a vibrant space that will catalyze entrepreneurs and connect them to each other and to TU’s programs and people.

Upcoming Event: Fireside chat with BarTrack and Shark Market

Thursday, February 25, 2–2:45 p.m.

Join Patrick McQuown for a fireside chat. Learn more about the opening of the StarTUp at the Armory and hear from successful founders and CEOs of BarTrack and SharkMarket, both founded by college students.

What's Driving Our Economy?

Job gains. Unemployment rate decreases.

Between November and December, Maryland gained a total of 4,600 Total Nonfarm jobs, while the official unemployment rate for decreased to 6.3 percent. READ ANALYSIS

In this month's video report, RESI of TU highlights positive news from Congress and what other economic measures could be taken under a Democrat-controlled Congress. PLAY VIDEO

The Future of Cities Panel Discussion

February 4, 1–2 p.m., virtual
Baltimore Business Journal is bringing The Future of Cities conversation to Baltimore with a local panel, including Daraius Irani, VP of Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research, that will share some of their own insights into the future of Baltimore City and the cities that surround it.



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 ITF+, 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.

  • Preview spring 2021 courses: Osher’s spring semester begins March 1 and runs through April 29 and will be delivered live via Zoom. Join Osher instructors for a virtual preview of courses available on February 1. The preview will premiere on YouTube accessible through the Osher website.
  • 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.

Engaging Our Communities

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

ICYMI: 2020 year in review

Our year in review highlights some of our accomplishments, impacts, and stories from 2018. LEARN MORE

Maintaining focus, connection in extended WFH

Achieve success in these challenging times by connecting, motivating, influencing and supporting each other (including yourself). LEARN MORE

Partner highlight: Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park

TU students have helped to secure grants to create a mobile park center and develop an all-inclusive playground for state park. LEARN MORE

Reflecting on 2020: Community partnerships at TU

The pandemic has changed how TU faculty, staff and students engage with community partners. Learn how TU pivoted and adjusted in 2020. LEARN MORE

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