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
On January 8th, 1931, a distressed parent attempted to barter their child’s failing grade by sending the faculty a half gallon bucket of oysters. Needless to say, the student’s grade wasn’t changed but the gift was appreciated.
On December 4th, 1929, Maryland State Normal School Principal, Lida Lee Tall proves yet again how amazing and kind a person she was. A student accepted to attend MSNS had to decline due to financial difficulties; however, Principal Tall made special concessions that would allow the student to attend anyway.
In November, 89.7 WTMD, held a party to commemorate 15 years of its current iteration as Towson University’s FM radio station. However, TU’s exploration and experimentation with radio has been a story almost 50 years in the making and encompasses many more call letters than WTMD. An Idea In October 1970, a committee made up
On January 2nd, 1966, Towson State College’s Stephen’s Hall made it onto the cover of the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company’s telephone directory. C&P Co. sent over a million copies of the directory to Washington D.C., Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. Talk about some good publicity!
On January 1st, 1967, an unknown Towson student blew up a toilet in the men’s bathroom in Richmond Hall. The blast utterly destroyed the poor commode and shattered a window in the bathroom; it was said by students that they could feel the floor shaking. Legend has it that this mysterious student was notorious for