BTU—Partnerships at Work for Greater Baltimore

We will enhance and strengthen our existing partnerships in Greater Baltimore through a framework of coordinating resources, sharing data, determining impacts and outcomes, and recognizing and rewarding those doing the work.

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BTU—Partnerships at Work for Greater Baltimore is one of eight presidential priorities that are linked to and aligned with Towson University’s strategic plan. These eight priorities will help us build a stronger foundation for Towson University’s promising future. 

BTU is about elevating the work that TU is already doing with partners throughout Greater Baltimore to better address the needs of the region. While respecting the breadth and diversity of our partnerships and relationships, the five impact areas serve as the basis for how the efforts, resources, and recognition of university-community partnerships are organized.

BTU Update

During the second half of 2018, progress was made to scale and institutionalize partnerships work on campus and to increase the impact of BTU on our communities. Highlights include, the BTU Council developed two new faculty and staff centric events that help them to tap into BTU and expand partnership work across campus; TU Athletics received a national community service title; and TU was honored by Campus Compact as an “engaged campus.” Read the latest #BTUatWork News Highlights Update (PDF) and learn more about the truly impactful work being done throughout Greater Baltimore. 



Inspiring Elementary and Middle School Students through STEM Education – 1/27/2019

TU Educators and Filmmakers Partner with Maryland Public Television for Documentary Premiere – 1/24/2019

Working Together for Financial Literacy – 1/7/2019 


TU Athletics is 2018 NCAA Team Works National Champion – 12/19/2018

Valuing Both the Processes and Products of Creative Partnerships with Refugee Youth – 12/12/2018

Adaptability Makes Partnerships Grow Stronger – 12/6/2018

TU President Schatzel, staff help with government transition teams – 12/4/2018

TU continues to give back – 11/26/2018

TU students discover clues in cold case, get head start on careers in science – 11/16/2018

TU-BCPS Model United Nations wins partnership award – 11/9/2018

TU honored as "Engaged Campus" – 11/9/2018

TU partnership benefits Baltimore City students, Inner Harbor – 11/2/2018

Researchers fill in stories of Hampton slaves, link them to living descendants today – 10/26/2018

Creating a Culture of Service at Towson University – 10/18/2018

BTU Partner AileyCamp Baltimore Creating Impact in Community – 10/4/2018

Investing in Partnerships. Investing in Our Communities – 8/27/2018

'Tattoo ceremony' recognizes TU president's mark on community – 8/11/2018

Transportation Funding Increases Partnership Engagement – 7/10/2018

Enriching the economy through higher education – 6/20/2018

TU ready to RISE – 6/13/2018

Towson University Joins National Anchor Mission Initiative – 5/31/2018

Building Community Partnerships to Strengthen Local Hiring – 5/29/2018

Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter to Maryland's Workforce – 5/18/2018

Potential of partnerships on display – 4/24/2018

Celebrating university and community partnerships – 4/18/2018

Helping children understand health care  3/27/2018

TU's RISE Zone supported by Kamenetz  3/8/2018

Bringing Baltimore baseball back  3/1/2018

TU Partnership with National Guard strengthened  – 1/27/2018

Recognizing and rewarding partnerships 1/25/2018

The power of theatre 1/18/2018

Learning in any language 1/16/2018


Towson Theatre Infusion: Setting the Stage for Partnership Success – 12/6/2017

Baltimore County + Towson University: An Economic Development Partnership Born in Patience, Persistence, and Pragmatism – 12/5/2017

Launching equipped entrepreneurs – 11/20/2017

Vergissmeinnicht [“Forget-Me-Not”] tells stories of innocence and loss – 11/11/2017

Speaker Series Addresses Opioid Crisis’ Threat to National Security – 11/10/2017

For Innovation VP Daraius Irani, Economic Outlook Forum shows why TU continues to matter to Maryland – 10/16/2017

EdTech Innovation Showcase Fosters Key Opportunity for EdTech Startup Speak Agent – 10/12/2017

Towson University Joins Baltimore Integration Partnership – 10/12/2017

Who’s Who in BTU? – 9/27/2017

TU Incubator Partners to Bring Tech-Start Workshops to Towson Public Library – 9/19/2017

Mapping Maryland’s Competitive Advantages: A Cluster Analysis of Baltimore City – 9/13/2017

Cisco Networking Academy: Connecting Students with New Opportunities – 9/11/2017

Dr. Nancy Grasmick Named Ambassador for Women’s Leadership Program – 9/6/2017

Lifelong Learners Head Back to School – 8/8/2017

TU Professor, Students Help Make Fun Fully Accessible – 6/29/2017

Lifebridge Health Leadership Academy Grows at Towson University – 6/20/2017

Employment Opportunities for Maryland’s Neuro-Diverse Workforce – 6/20/2017

Towson University Hosts Maryland Workforce Outlook Forum – 6/1/2017

Towson University Hosts NSA Experts for Badolato Speaker Series 5/10/2017

TU Hosts Largest BTU Partnerships Showcase to Date – 4/25/2017

Join Us for Entrepreneurship @TU Demo Day on April 26 – 4/19/2017

Towson University Marriott will be Converted to Student Housing by Fall 2018 – 4/13/2017

BTU Partnerships Showcase Ready to Celebrate 10th Anniversary –  4/12/2017

Margrave Strategies’ Anchor Scan Update Shared at Academic Senate Meeting –  4/4/2017

Towson University Incubator Continues to Open Doors for EdTech Companies – 4/4/2017

BGE Awards TU Foundation an Emergency Response and Safety Grant – 2/6/2017