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
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