TU Innovates Newsletter

A Focus On Certification Courses

Achieving career goals can be difficult. Working professionals often struggle with how to advance their careers. One path forward is through continuing education courses. Towson University Center for Professional Studies delivers industry-recognized professional certifications to help individuals stay competitive in the 21st century workforce.

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Changes in HR Industry Leads to New Certification Course

TU’s Center for Professional Studies regularly reviews current offerings to ensure they are providing students with the best credentials for the workplace. MORE

Is HR Certification (PHR/SPHR) Worth It?

We recently sat down with Jen Stano, Employment, Classification, and Compensation Manager at Towson University to learn how a PHR certification has helped her career. MORE

New PHR Certification Course Begins Soon

Have you been working in human resources for two or more years and want to move into a leadership role? A PHR certification helps your resume stand out from the crowd. MORE

More Upcoming Courses


Cyber Security Specialist

Starts February 20, 2018

TU’s entry-level course helps individuals attain the base level of skills needed to enter the in-demand cyber security job market. MORE

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Certified Medical Coding

Starts February 10, 2018

TU's program teaches the newest ICD-10 standards and puts students on the path to becoming a nationally-certified medical coder. MORE


PMP with Agile

Starts March 5, 2018

Now featuring agile management, our course prepares individuals for a project management job in any industry. MORE

Upcoming Event

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Thursday, February 1, 6:30–8:00 p.m., TU Incubator
This is a great chance to learn first-hand how startup founders got to where they are and how they did it. This month we feature Jess Gartner, Founder and CEO of Allovue. MORE

Engaging Our Communities

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Geospatial Data Management Critical to Emergency Response

TU's Center for GIS worked with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to provide on-the-fly analysis to first responders during an emergency response. MORE

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TU Incubator Member Company Highlight: SteppingBlocks

Based in Atlanta, GA, this virtual member is a digital career counselor, helping students and counselors make more informed college and career decisions. MORE


Year in Review

Our year in review highlights some of our accomplishments, impacts, and stories from 2017. MORE


In Case You Missed It: A Look at Economic Altruism

Economic altruism, or why people act benevolently when it may harm them, helps to explain the Grinch's actions. MORE

BTU: Partnerships at Work for Greater Baltimore

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A Faculty Perspective on BTU

Tobin Porterfield Ph.D. writes, "I believe that by identifying and bringing our external engagements together we can have even more impact on and off campus." MORE

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Save the Date: BTU Partnerships Showcase

Join TU faculty, researchers, and administrators on Tuesday, April 24 to expand an existing partnership or identify future collaborations. MORE

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Nominate an Impactful Partnership

TU wants to celebrate the impactful work being done with partners throughout Greater Baltimore. Self-nominate of nominate a partnerships for the first annual BTU Partnership Awards. MORE

TU Innovates Newsletter

Division of Innovation and Applied Research
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With a focus on fulfilling Towson University's identity and mission as a workforce and economic development driver, the Division of Innovation & Applied at Towson University works to improve the quality of life and the economic vitality of Maryland and its citizens.