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BTU Partnership Awards 2020

Attend this year's virtual BTU Partnership Awards celebration
Tuesday, September 29 at 3:30 p.m.

Four partnerships will be awarded a BTU Partnership Award for the impact of their partnership on TU and their community partners. The virtual event will feature remarks from President Schatzel and the awardees.

Meet the Awardees

The Harbor Scholars Program, in partnership with Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore and Baltimore City Public Schools, works with in-service teachers as they educate their students about our watershed and how they can connect with and impact environmental issues in their communities.

Empowering Secure Elections is unique partnership with Harford County and Anne Arundel County Boards of Elections that helps to identify and mitigate potential cybersecurity threats during the voting process.

The Humanim & TU Human Resources Partnership provides workforce training and employment pipeline opportunities—reinforcing TU's commitment as an anchor institution.

Inside-Out provides opportunities for TU students and incarcerated individuals to learn side-by-side while transforming views and opinions about crime and justice.


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Towson University Continuing & Professional Studies makes it easy to advance your career with a full schedule of online courses. Take the next step and request a 20% discount code on these courses. Discount ends October 16, 2020.

Join TU Incubator at Baltimore Innovation Week

Entrepreneurship evolved: Innovation during a pandemic

Entrepreneurship evolved: Innovation during a pandemic
Friday, October 9 at 2–3 p.m.

Baltimore Innovation Week is moving to a single day, packed with sessions, including this session in collaboration with the University System of Maryland.

  • Coppin State University's Impact study on Open Works' Rapid Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, featuring Dr. Ronald Williams from Coppin State University College of Business. 
  • Healthcare IT companies Stocastic and Protenus will speak with Patrick McQuown, executive director of entrepreneurship at Towson University, about their ventures and changes they had to make due to COVID. Stocastic is also a member of the inaugural cohort of TU’s StarTUp Accelerator.

Engaging Our Communities

Becoming an authentic leader

TU Athletics is committed to a high level of performance on the field, and a strong commitment to community and civic engagement off the field. LEARN MORE

The impacts of COVID-19 on Baltimore City nonprofits

While no industry has been untouched by the pandemic, nonprofits have been impacted greatly. The TU Empowering Communities Project recently reported on the impacts on Baltimore City nonprofits. LEARN MORE

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TU Votes—A call to action for TU’s community

TU Votes is bridging gaps between voter registration and turnout, creating opportunities for voter education and empowerment on campus. LEARN MORE

Free Lecture from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

East Towson

East Towson: from Jim Crow to Black Lives Matter
Friday, October 9 at 10 a.m.

East Towson is an historic African American neighborhood located on the eastern side of Towson. This presentation will trace its founding by formerly enslaved people from Hampton Plantation through many societal pressures to its present day. Using photographs and maps, Carol Allen, local historic preservationist, will introduce us to original log houses, Carver High School (a reminder of our segregated schools), churches, social clubs and some former residents. She will demonstrate the effects of racism on this tight knit community, which are still evident today. 

What's Driving Our Economy?

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State unemployment rate drops again. Maryland gains jobs.

The most recent jobs report showed that between July and August, Maryland gained a total of 24,200 Total Nonfarm jobs. Official unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent. READ ANALYSIS

In this month's video report, RESI of TU breaks highlights how the steady economic improvement could be threatened by the inability of the federal government to provide more stimulus. VIEW VIDEO

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Making sense of the census

Why is an accurate census count important? What is census data used for? We answer those questions to help you make sense of the census.


Wide Angle Youth Media

COVID-19 and the academic achievement gap

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it's likely the academic achievement gap will widen, disproportionately impacting disadvantaged communities.


TU News

Tigers honored as leaders in business, diversity, community engagement

President Schatzel, alums, staff and donors earn recent recognitions. LEARN MORE

TU celebrates National Voter Registration Day

TU Votes Coalition gives students resources to make their voices heard. LEARN MORE

TU ranks as top performer on social mobility

University jumps 25 spots in "U.S. News & World Report" 2021 social mobility rankings. LEARN MORE

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