On January 23rd, 1944, Principal Tall and the faculty of Towson State Teacher’s College agreed that the tuition fee would be dropped due to incredibly low enrollments for the Fall semester, 230 females and only 6 males. MSNS and many other institutions faced low enrollments during WWII because many at-age men and women enlisted or were
On January 11th, 1954, four male students were apprehended for lighting trashcan fires all around the campus.
On January 8th, 1960, Towson’s Lacrosse team, The Indians, is admitted into the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, or USILA. This allowed the players to participate with other institutions in national competitions for awards and fame.
The first indication we have of an active alumni body comes from the Maryland School Journal of 1877, edited by M. A. Newell, who served as the Maryland State Normal School (MSNS) principal from the day it opened in 1866 until 1890. From that one sentence, we can gather that this reunion was not the
We want students and faculty to look on their library with pleasure, and to know that it is theirs to build and to use with our help. -Dorothy Reeder, 1955 Report from the Librarian. When Towson University’s predecessor, the Maryland State Normal School, opened its doors in 1866, little thought had gone into the creation
In 1922, rather than printing a yearbook, the graduating class elected to create a “Senior Yearbook” in the brand new student newspaper, then called The Oriole. In that issue are the first photos of the Maryland State Normal School’s (MSNS) athletic teams, namely the “basket ball teams” for that year. None of the players are identified in the
On February 8th, 1932, Maryland State Normal School held a Folk Dance Party in the gymnasium.
On February 6th, 1970, Towson State College’s Debate Team faced and beat 30 American and Canadian Universities, winning them the international debating championship. Debater Picture_cropped-12ck8yq
On January 23, 1923, Maryland State Normal School’s faculty savings went to purchasing a school car, aptly named “The School Dodge”. On special occasions, the car would be used to drive the principal and important guests.
On January 11th, 1897, Dr. Mayo came to visit the Maryland State Normal School to give a lecture on education. Dr. Mayo was a famous doctor who revolutionized medical practice in the 1800’s. Despite his impact on the medical community, mayonnaise has been around since 1756; so, if kids during that time had any sense