The 7th Annual TU Showcase was held last Wednesday, April 16th and it was another resounding success! A great crowd gathered to learn more about how Towson University is supporting Maryland’s businesses, government agencies, and non-profits. Attendees had the opportunity to network with 19 exhibitors who presented on a wide variety of topics including:

  • Entrepreneurship at TU
  • Microfinance in Developing Countries
  • Cybersecurity Programs
  • Continuing Education
  • And more!

Be sure to check out photos from the event to see networking in action.


Will Anderson, Baltimore County’s new Director of Economic & Workforce Development, also spoke about how TU and Baltimore County are working together to meet the needs of the region’s economy. He discussed the many opportunities that TU and Baltimore County have to collaborate, including on entrepreneurship and continuing education initiatives. You can view his speech in full below.



We hope you’ll join us again next spring for the 8th Annual TU Showcase!

Bobbie Laur


We’re gearing up for the Division’s 7th annual Showcase event on April 16th. The Showcase is the best opportunity for attendees to see how Towson University’s faculty, staff, and students, are working to support Maryland’s businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. This year we’ll have keynote remarks from the new Baltimore County Director of Economic & Workforce Development, Will Anderson, on the vision for Towson and how partnerships will play a role in making Baltimore County a great place to live, work, play, and LEARN!


Showcase 2013 audience


Showcase exhibitors will be presenting a variety of projects and initiatives, including:

  • Cybersecurity Programs & Initiatives
  • Economic Forecasting Services for Business & Government
  • Cook Library “White Gloves” Community Sessions
  • 3D Printing Object Lab
  • Internship Partnerships
  • And many more

Attend the Showcase and learn how Towson University can help you!

The event is FREE and includes lunch.  Register here


Showcase 2014 branding



Punxsutawney Phil might have predicted six more weeks of winter, but I know that spring is quickly approaching. As hectic as the beginning of the school year is, spring semester is that much more! Check out what on-campus events our team is preparing for this March and April:




Titled Early Childhood Education: The Promise and the Prognosis Dr. Sharon Lynn Kagan will speak on the topic of early childhood education and the need for quality, action and investment.


In its 27th year, TUgis 2014 will feature even more hands-on training workshops, dynamic lightening talks and poster sessions, increased networking opportunities, and exciting presentations and speakers.


The Forum has a history of providing Maryland’s workforce with all of the must-knows in compliance, safety, and employment law regulations. This annual event includes dynamic sessions lead by DLI staff and other industry professionals.


Titled Leadership Lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombing, this year’s speaker is Boston Police Department Superintendent in Chief, Dan Linskey.


In its 7th year, the Towson University Showcase provides a unique opportunity to meet and network with university faculty and research professionals committed to solving the workforce, economic development, and technology challenges facing Maryland.


  • April 22nd: Signature Forum with Diane Ravitch

Educator and author, Diane Ravitch, will discuss her new book Reign of Error. An incisive, comprehensive look at today’s American school system that argues against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is draining students and funding from our public schools.


I encourage you to consider attending 1 (or all) of these dynamic events. Most are free to attend and all of them are open to anyone and everyone.

Bobbie Laur


What are you doing on April 23rd?  If you haven’t already signed up for the Towson University Showcase, then get to it!  In its 6th year, the Showcase is an annual event focused on better connecting businesses, organizations, non-profit groups, government agencies, and community members with the people, projects, and programs at Towson University. This year we’re focusing on innovations in education that are transforming how and what our students are learning in and out of the classroom.


Our great line-up of exhibitors will be on hand to answer questions and discuss new ways of partnering. This free event includes a fantastic lunch, enlightening speakers and presentations, and great networking.


Still not convinced?  Check out this video about just a few of the projects!





WOW, I can’t believe this year marks the fifth Showcase.  This is our signature event which brings our partners and (hopefully) future partners in business, government, and non-profit sectors to campus to meet and mingle with the faculty and professional outreach staff working on exciting projects aimed at helping organizations work better and faster.  This year, our exhibitors range from the Family Studies Community Services and Internship Network to the Center for Applied IT!

The event is this Wednesday from 12:00 – 2:00 in the Minnegan Room. In addition to great speakers & fabulous networking, we also provide a delicious lunch and will be doing a drawing for a Kindle Fire–oh and the event is FREE!

One of the highlights each year for me is the President’s remarks, and this year I know a lot of people are looking forward to meeting our new President for the first time.  She is really committed to furthering the university’s public mission in economic development and community engagement.

If you would like to learn more about the event click here.


Mark your calendars for April 13th for Towson University’s fourth annual Solutions Showcase event!  The event will take place from 12:00-2:00 in the Minnegan Room and will include plenty of time for networking with TU’s faculty and staff exhibitors and two dynamic keynote speakers (stay tuned for that announcement).  What makes this event so exciting every year is the diversity of attendees–education leaders, business executives, government leaders, non-profit directors, and of course TU’s leading faculty and professional researchers!

Registration is OPEN and did I mention this free event includes a great lunch–it doesn’t really get any better than that!



With the promise of spring around the corner, we at Towson University have been feeling more energized to continue strengthening our relationships with the outside business community. One way we will do this is by hosting a free event entitled the 2010 Showcase: “Partnerships 2.0”. This annual event will feature over 15 exhibitors that are interested in partnering with you to provide solutions for your department, agency, or business.

Here are the seven W’s to help introduce you to the Showcase:

Who: Towson University’s cutting-edge and community driven researchers and faculty

What: The 3rd annual Showcase “Partnerships 2.0.” The event is free of cost!

Where: Minnegan Room at Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson University

When: April 14, 2010 from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm

Why: The Showcase brings together Towson University faculty and researchers to spotlight projects in collaboration with businesses and government agencies that benefit the citizens of this region.

This year, we will also have relevant speakers to provide additional interesting content.

  • Dr. Val Emery, Army Research Laboratory, will discuss federal funding opportunities for innovation and collaboration associated with BRAC

Who should attend: Business Leaders, Economic Developers, Government/Nonprofit Managers, reporters and/or columnists interested in the areas of Human Services, GIS, Workforce Development, Applied Economics, IT Solutions, and more!

Website: Check it out and register today!

We hope to see you at the Showcase! Feel free to contact me, Bobbie, at with any questions.