According to Chinese Zodiac, 2011 is the year of the Rabbit. Many techies I know are thrilled that 2011 is the launch of Verizon carrying the iPhone. As a Towson University staff member, I am looking forward to some of the many exciting events coming up during the first quarter of 2011.  With a campus of over 20,000 students and 2,500 faculty and staff our events are as diverse as the members of our community!  Check out a few of the events coming your way in the next few months:

Ideal for Entrepreneurs:

TowsonGlobal’s Business Plan Competition: TowsonGlobal, Towson University’s Business Incubator, launches its first Business Plan Competition. The grand prize winner will receive a 90-day Resident membership valued at $5,000 (includes office space, mentoring advisory services and more), plus a CASH prize

Learning for a lifetime:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Preview of Spring 2011 Classes:  The award winning Osher Institute offers adults age 50 and older opportunities for continued learning and activities for social and cultural enrichment. During the Spring Preview of Classes, Teachers will offer brief presentations of their courses

Stressed about taxes?:

1st Annual Finance Fest: The Student Government Association is hosting a finance fest providing free tax preparation services and FAFSA assistance for all Towson University students, faculty, staff, parents and community members

Towson University is looking to partner with you:

Towson University’s Showcase: TU’s Division of Economic and Community Outreach (DECO) and College of Graduate Studies and Research are excited to invite you to our 4th annual Showcase. The showcase will feature over 15 exhibitors that are interested in partnering with you to provide solutions for your department, agency, or business. This year, we will also have relevant speakers to provide additional interesting content.

Of course, it is impossible to list out all of the exciting events Towson University is offering for the community, even if I limit myself to the first part of 2011. Therefore, I highly encourage you to check out the calendars: