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Towson seeks community feedback on 150th anniversary celebration

Carrollton Avenue campus

The Maryland State Normal School at Carrollton and Lafayette Avenue in Baltimore.
Photo courtesy of Albert S. Cook Library.

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 150 years.

Towson University will be celebrating an important anniversary next year and has launched an online platform through MindMixer to gather ideas and input from you — the campus community — on how to make the festivities exciting and memorable.

The celebration will begin July 2015, with events planned throughout the following year. In an effort to encourage more community involvement in the celebration planning, the MindMixer site asks for ideas for activities and events, input on how best to commemorate the accomplishments of the university, as well as any other general suggestions.

This feedback is then shared with President Maravene Loeschke, Celebration Co-Chairs Myrna Cardin, president of the TU Board of Visitors, and Gerry Gaeng, from the Alumni Association board, as well as members of the 150th anniversary steering and planning committees.

The university first opened its doors January 15, 1866, as the Maryland State Normal School, with just four faculty members and 11 students. In the years since, Towson has become one of the nation’s best regional public universities, offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields to more than 22,000 students. 

Check in to the TU 150th Anniversary MindMixer site to contribute your own ideas and suggestions.