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Dr. Nancy Grasmick Named Ambassador for Women’s Leadership Program

Since it’s beginning, Dr. Nancy Grasmick has been involved with the Towson University Professional Leadership Program for Women. She has led sessions, facilitated conversations with speakers, and has helped shape the program into what it is today. I am very excited to announce that Dr. Grasmick has been named Ambassador for the TU Professional Leadership Program for Women. As the leadership program expands and enters its fourth year in January, Dr. Grasmick will be instrumental in helping to develop relationships with our sponsors, networks, and partners at Towson University and throughout Greater Baltimore. A Trailblazer for Women Dr. Grasmick...

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BTU Showcase Highlights Partnership Impact Areas

The annual BTU Showcase, a networking event that highlights university-community partnerships, is just around the corner. I am excited to share that, in its tenth year, it’s going to be the biggest event yet. With a new location at SECU Arena, we have selected nearly 50 Towson University projects, centers, and institutes to be featured, all of which present opportunities to collaborate with external partners. Over the next several weeks, I will be sharing information about the BTU Showcase exhibitors, each one selected because they represent the breadth and diversity of work that is happening with our partners across...

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Towson Tigers Support Community Partnerships

We all support and love our Towson Tigers, but there is a lot more to TU athletics than what they do on the field. While the Towson University Athletics Department has some significant accolades and big wins, they have even more to be proud of when you take a look at their unique relationships with community partners. Being an anchor institution, Towson University especially understands the importance of university-community partnerships and values our relationships with non-profits, municipalities, businesses, schools, government agencies, and neighborhoods. Over the past several years, the TU Athletics Department has expanded their relationships with a variety...

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2016 Economic Outlook Forum Wrap Up

Universities—their primary mission is to educate. Without a doubt, they also act as major economic engines for a region. As Greater Baltimore’s largest university and a major area employer, this is certainly true for Towson University. How does a region capitalize on the presence of its anchor institutions so that both the anchors and surrounding communities not only coexist, but thrive together? This was the focus of Towson University’s 2016 Economic Outlook Forum entitled: Placemaking Ideals and the Role of Towson University. Approximately 175 community and business leaders and educators met at Towson University’s West Village Commons to attend...

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TU Economic Outlook Forum—Placemaking Ideals

I can count (at least) two big events happening this November. One is a little thing you may have heard about (more on that in a few paragraphs). The other is the Economic Outlook Forum, hosted by the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) at Towson University. For the past twenty years, RESI has invited business leaders, educators, and community members to convene to discuss the state of Maryland’s economy while focusing on a particular theme. This year our focus will be on Placemaking Ideals and the Role of Towson University.Edit Edit date and time What Is Placemaking? At its...

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Mark Your Calendar for These Fall Events

Fall is in the air! For the Division of Innovation and Applied Research, that means gearing up for a busy line-up of events. Providing a platform for critical discussions and dialogues for the TU community and the professional community is an important initiative for both the Division and Towson University. Here are a few upcoming events that may be of interest to you. BTU Community Conversation Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 4:30–6:30 PM| Minnegan Room at Unitas Stadium | Register Learn more about BTU and how TU is building partnerships that work. This networking event will feature facilitated conversations...

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Five Questions About Towson’s M.S. in Instructional Technology

In my last partnerships blog post, I wrote about how TU is contributing to professional development across Maryland. I highlighted three programs that are providing on-going professional development opportunities in a variety of ways. For this post, I wanted to give you a more in-depth look at one of these programs. TU is supporting Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) in the hiring of qualified School Library Media Specialists by providing an M.S. Degree program in the Instructional Technology area. TU is making plans through BCPS recommendations to admit and provide a complete graduate experience for ten qualified teachers in...

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Badolato Homeland Security Speaker Series: America’s Drug Problem

The Edward V. Badolato Homeland Security Speaker Series will hold its next FREE event on Friday, May 6, 1:00–3:00 PM. The event will be held in the College of Liberal Arts Building, Room 4317 and will feature a networking reception and a keynote presentation. “Heroin often sells for less than $5 for a bag containing enough for one dose, making it cheaper than a pack of cigarettes…” —Jenna Johnson and Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, January 2015 This spring’s event will focus on the drug trade in the United States and how that threatens homeland security. Tom Carr, executive director...

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Arts & Entertainment Districts: Economic and Fiscal Impacts

The Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) at Towson University has the expertise to complete a wide array of projects, ranging from impact (or economic benefit) studies (as Daraius discussed in a previous post), supply and demand analysis, survey analysis, and advocacy support, just to name a few. While many of our projects focus on one area, we often have the opportunity to draw on multiple skills for a single client. This is the case for RESI’s work for the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). Maryland State Arts Council A&E Districts For those who are unfamiliar with the organization, MSAC...

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Convening Support: LAPS for Autism

In a recent blog post, my coworker discussed how the Office of Partnerships and Outreach acts a convener, managing and supporting conversations and events for community partners as well as on-campus colleagues. One such on-campus colleague is the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism, one of five centers located at Towson University’s Institute for Well-Being where community services are provided by Towson University students under the supervision of licensed or professional faculty and staff. The Hussman Center provides services, classes, and social opportunities for adults living with autism. In 2015, over 125 individuals participated in their programs and over...

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