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.

Read the latest #BTUatWork News Highlights Update (PDF) and learn more about the truly impactful work being done throughout Greater Baltimore and beyond. (March 2021)

BTU at Work Quarterly Updates



Growing TU's presence in uptown Towson – 7/29/2021

BCPS students virtually visit TU galleries – 6/20/2021

Towson University joins White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge – 6/7/2021

TU anthropologist recovers remains of WWII veterans – 6/2/2021

The Black Butterfly and community engagement – 5/26/2021

Picking up steam – 5/28/2021

Partner highlight: iMentor Baltimore – 5/13/2021

TU, UpSurge partner to make Baltimore nation's first Equitech City – 5/10/2021

During Nurses Week, TU salutes the frontline professionals – 5/5/2021

Author of 'The Black Butterfly' to speak at TU – 4/30/2021

The Big Event makes a big return – 4/22/2021

'Seats on the Streets' offers TU community outdoor dining just off campus – 4/15/2021

Nursing students partnering in COVID-19 vaccine clinics – 4/15/2021

Shining a light on student startups – 4/13/2021

Partner Highlight: Thread – 4/9/2021

TU faculty support GBC study of economic impact of COVID-19 on working women – 4/1/2021

Anne Arundel County, a TU partner, recognized by federal government for election work – 3/14/2021

TU students partner with Towson Chamber of Commerce on survey – 3/8/2021

Model UN moves online, continues to create global opportunities – 3/4/2021

Momentum and impact: Fair Chance Higher Education Initiative – 3/1/2021

Towson University announces launch of The Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute – 2/21/2021

Partner highlight: Black Girls Cook – 2/15/2021

Model UN goes virtual, creating new opportunities – 2/15/2021

Young women find ‘confidence, empowerment’ in TU leadership program – 2/4/2021

TU leaders, experts reflect on Capitol riots – 1/7/2021


TU's accelerator ready to StarTUp – 12/3/2020

An early exit to face the COVID-19 surge ahead for some TU students – 12/2/2020

TU's Center for GIS takes a deep dive into Maryland's election results – 11/28/2020

President Schatzel highlights momentum at TU in annual address – 11/18/2020

Partner Highlight: Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park – 11/18/2020

Reflecting on 2020: Community partnerships at TU – 11/18/2020

‘Lemonade from lemons’: IWB pivots to hybrid model for student, client success – 11/11/2020

Protecting Maryland's polling places – 10/22/2020

TU honored with HEED Award – 10/21/2020

TU one of just 9 institutions in U.S. with 85% student voter registration – 10/6/2020

Virtually honoring TU’s Community Partners – 10/02/20

Exhibition of alumnus' work celebrates anniversaries of ADA, "King Gimp" documentary – 9/24/2020 

TU Votes—A call to action for TU’s community – 9/22/2020 

CBE alumna wins statewide entrepreneurship contest – 9/3/2020 

Towson Tigers—more than athletics – 8/31/2020

AileyCamp Baltimore vs. the coronavirus pandemic – 8/24/2020 

COVID-19 and the impact on election security – 8/24/2020 

The impacts of COVID-19 on Baltimore City nonprofits – 8/24/2020 

TU partners with National Park Service to map women’s suffrage – 8/7/2020 

Supply chain management B.S./M.S. expands eligible student pool – 7/8/2020 

Students continue service-learning with Baltimore City community schools – 7/7/2020 

TU helps students with community-engaged research opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic – 7/6/2020 

Celebrating graduating refugee youth partners during COVID-19 – 7/6/2020

TU nursing faculty balance teaching, treating COVID patients – 6/15/2020

Research by TU faculty could aid fight against COVID-19 – 6/10/2020

How TU rallied to help during the pandemic – 6/9/2020

Education professor studies how teachers address social justice in classrooms – 6/7/2020

Research by TU faculty could aid fight against COVID-19 – 5/28/2020

Undergraduate research opportunities increase at TU amid COVID-019 pandemic – 5/28/2020

TU donations help local emergency preparedness – 4/30/2020

Towson University introduces new StarTUp Accelerator – 4/29/2020

WTMD misses no beat during pandemic – 4/29/2020

Adapting to new ways of community engagement – 4/8/2020

Supporting community partners in times of crisis – 4/7/2020

Why buying local is important – 3/30/2020

TU College of Health Professions responds to COVID-19 – 3/30/2020

Towson University professors donate supplies to local hospital – 3/23/2020

Librarian of Congress to speak at Towson University – 3/5/2020

Leadership program expands, creating more opportunities for more women – 2/13/2020

Young women find ‘opportunity for unparalleled growth’ in Grasmick-led TU cohort – 2/9/2020

Towson University is the new home to ATHENAPowerLink® Baltimore program – 2/5/2020

TU launches first Outstanding Young Women Leaders cohort – 2/3/2020

Telling the story of the Chesapeake through art and science – 2/2/2020

Creating a village for urban scholars – 1/23/2020

The Farm to Prison Project; Fair Chance Higher Education – 1/21/2020

Building community by design – 1/16/2020

Dr. Grasmick secures more support for Women's Leadership Collective – 1/4/2020


History Day Research Day: Demonstrating Impact One Survey at a Time – 12/18/2019

Associate Professor Awarded Fellowship to Develop Center for Returning Citizens at TU – 12/6/2019

BTU investment projects update – 11/20/2019

High school students explore supply chain education and career options – 11/20/2019

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation – 11/18/2019

Cutting Edge Animation Highlighted At Sweaty Eyeballs Festival – 11/18/2019

BTU Partner Stories with Baltimore County Department of Aging – 11/4/2019

Securing the Election – 11/4/2019

RESI Economists Highlight ‘Stranger Things’ and Economic Growth at Annual Forum – 11/11/2019

President Announces New Academic Investments, Armory Name – 11/12/2019

Measuring and Mapping the Impact of Helping Up Mission – 10/28/2019

Mapping Towson University’s Partnerships – 10/28/2019

Libraries and Community Engagement – 10/20/2019

Protecting Maryland’s Voting Processes at Towson University – 10/11/2019

TU Professor Brings “Sweaty Eyeballs” To Baltimore – 10/1/2019

College of Education Students Find Passion, Community at Baltimore City Public Schools – 9/23/2019

Exploring Careers In Education At Teacher Scholars Summer Institute – 7/30/2019

Inside-Out Prison Exchange: Taking Education Inside – 7/24/2019

From The Classroom to the Field – 6/25/2019

Hands-On Experience in Helping a Family – 6/11/2019

Baltimore Immigration Summit: Restoring Hope through Solidarity – 6/5/2019

Mayor Young Speaks at TU’s Baltimore Immigration Summit – 5/31/2019

Resource Wars Course Takes Anthropology Students to West Virginia – 5/30/2019

Creating A Pipeline Of Success From Baltimore City To Towson – 5/14/2019

Physics in Motion – 4/28/2019

Strong Support Helps BTU Partnerships Grow – 4/23/2019

City Kids Partnership Celebrates 26 Years – 4/21/2019

Teaching Self-Discipline through Dance at AileyCamp Baltimore – 4/20/2019

TU Celebrates Community Partners At Annual Awards Ceremony – 4/18/2019

Asia North: A Celebration of Art, Culture, and Community – 4/15/2019

Increasing Voter Engagement with the Help of Black Women and the Power of One Vote – 4/15/2019

TU Transforming Armory into Hub for Partnership & Connection – 3/29/2019

Partnerships Hit Milestone Moment – 3/28/2019

Serving the Neighborhoods of the Goodnow Community Center in Baltimore – 3/21/2019

Celebrating “The First $500,000” – 2/23/2019

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