TU Innovates Newsletter

A Focus On BTU

Partnerships are central to Towson University's role as a community-engaged institution. Although each partnership is unique, the goals remain the same: mutually beneficial collaborations, increased awareness, and positive community impact. BTU—Partnerships at Work for Greater Baltimore elevates partnerships so that the work being done on campus and in our communities creates lasting positive impacts where we live, work, and learn.

• TU has 200+ active engagements with 300+ community partners.

Five impact areas guide engagements.

• TU faculty, students, and staff can access funding resources to scale and sustain partnerships.

• Donations to the BTU Enrichment Fund provide ongoing support of BTU.

• Learn more about BTU and how individuals and groups from across campus work to provide critical support, coordination, and decision-making to further positive impacts across Maryland.

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BTU Partnerships Showcase

April 24, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Expand partnerships and explore new opportunities with TU faculty, researchers, and administrators. 45+ exhibitors will highlight the exciting work being done in partnership with nonprofits, schools, healthcare organizations, government agencies, and businesses. Enjoy free parking and a great lunch! MORE

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At its core, BTU is about engagement with the people and communities we serve. Three partnerships have been awarded the inaugural BTU Partnership Award based on demonstrated impact, community engagement, measurable outcomes, and impact area alignment. MORE


Model UN

Faculty Lead: Dr. Alison McCartney, College of Liberal Arts
Community Partner: Baltimore County Public Schools

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Opera In a Can

Faculty Lead: Dr. Phillip Collister, College of Fine Arts and Communication
Community Partner: Annapolis Opera and Franklin Elementary School


Helping Up Mission

Faculty Lead: Dr. Mary Lashley, College of Health Professions
Community Partner: Helping Up Mission

What's Driving Our Economy?

Ann Weller Dahl

Less Taxing on Your Wallet

Taxes are due in a few weeks. Find out if you are paying for a service that you could be getting for free in our quick guide to filing your taxes for free. MORE


A Look at Recent Jobs Reports

The latest jobs report showed that Maryland lost 3,200 total nonfarm jobs. How does this change impact the state's unemployment rate? MORE

January's jobs report includes revisions to December's somewhat dismal data. Why were there so many revisions made and what does it mean? MORE


Subscribe to Eye on the Economy

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Engaging Our Communities

Ann Weller Dahl

A Guide to Community Engagement

Community engagement takes many forms. Here's a look at ways academics can integrate partnerships into their work. MORE

Ann Weller Dahl

Key Tools to Incubate New Ideas

Starting a business is the first brave step for any entrepreneur. These key tools will help it grow. MORE


Certification Courses Advance Careers

"Having my PMP certification will provide access to career paths that have been previously unavailable." MORE

Upcoming Events

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TU Public Health and Healthcare Informatics Showcase

April 4, 2018, 7:30–10:00 a.m.
Innovative research and discovery are happening across campus. Join administrators and researchers to discover how together we can improve clinical care and public health for Maryland's citizens. MORE

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Entrepreneurship @ TU Demo Day

May 1, 2018, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
What does TU's entrepreneurship pipeline look like? Join student companies, faculty entrepreneurs, the TU Incubator, and alumni to learn how to tap into TU. MORE

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Maryland Workforce Outlook Forum

May 16, 2018, 1:30–4:30 p.m.
Why do diversity and inclusion matter to Maryland's economy and workforce? Learn how area organizations are solving big problems with innovative ideas. MORE

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Tech-Start Workshops

Begins April 10, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Where do the best ideas come from? They come from just about anyone. This weekly workshop series will help you turn your ideas into reality. MORE

Keep Your Edge


PMP with Agile

Starts May 14, 2018

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


Cyber Security Specialist

Starts July 21, 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


Certified Medical Coding

Starts July 21, 2018

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

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.