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.
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.
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!