Maryland State Normal School Course catalogs published during the first session of the Maryland State Normal School (the first iteration of Towson University) list “Rhetoric” as a subject. Students who would be teachers were instructed on how to speak clearly and project their voices. The name of the subject would change from rhetoric to
The Towson University community members we know who have died while serving their country. Robert Lytle, Class of 1943 Robert Lytle is the first casualty we know about from the Towson University family. He was a member of the Class of 1943, but was drafted before he completed his work at the State Teachers College
Sometimes when we look back at what has made Towson University successful, it feels like it was a matter of chance: somehow the right person just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Today we’re going to talk about how having the right person in the right place created not just
In 1963, just after the State Teachers College (STC) at Towson became Towson State College (TSC), the Student Government Association (SGA) agreed to set up an ad hoc committee to investigate the possibility of creating an intercollegiate men’s football team on campus. The timing was significant. Until Towson transitioned to a liberal arts college, the
At the start of the fall semester in 1974, two women came to campus to speak to community members. One was a member of the Baltimore City Council, who was in the running for a seat on the U.S. Senate. And the other was Gloria Steinem, who was already a well-known feminist activist and co-founder
On February 22nd, 1894, Maryland State Normal School students and faculty hold an on-campus celebration day in honor of George Washington’s birthday. The event had a Crowning of Washington’s portrait, numerous choral interludes, and a representation of George and Martha Washington’s wedding reception.
A year after his arrival at the State Teachers College at Towson but before founding the theater program on campus, Dr. Dick Gillespie started a new student group. “A debating society is being formed this year,” reported the September 28, 1962 Towerlight. It “will be open to all students regardless of experience as an extracurricular
On February 10th, 1970, Towson State College and IHOP team up in a glorious celebration of Shrove Tuesday, a day where many countries celebrate the consumption of pancakes. The celebration consisted of a campus-wide pancake eating contest.
On February 9th, 1968, Towson State College opens up its Career Center to provide students with career counseling and tips and training on how to secure a job.
On February 8th, 1929, Maryland State Normal School holds a rummage sale; students and faculty alike sold old books, clothes, furniture, and such to raise money to refurnish the Girl’s bathrooms. Because, you know, you want your finest furniture to be in the bathroom.